SCHOOL DELAYS & CLOSINGS – TUESDAY 10-30-12:
CLOSED: FAIRHAVEN SCHOOLS, MADISON COUNTY
RIVERSIDE LOCAL SCHOOLS, LOGAN CTY
BELLEFONTAINE CITY SCHOOLS
CALVARY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL, BELLEFONTAINE, 5TH GRADE FIELD TRIP IS CANCELLED
CLARK-SHAWNEE LOCAL, PLAN B KINDERGARDEN
FAYETTE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL
MARION: ELGIN, PLEASANT, RIDGEDALE, RIVER VALLEY, AND TRI-RIVERS JVS
OHIO HI-POINT CAREER CENTER
RICHWOOD NORTH UNION
VICTORY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL, URBANA
ALSO, LAWNVIEW CHILD & FAMILY CENTER WILL HAVE NO AM PRESCHOOL
(FROM NEWS SUN) Superstorm Sandy slammed into the New Jersey coastline with 80 mph winds Monday night and hurled an unprecedented 13-foot surge of seawater at New York City, flooding its tunnels, subway stations and the electrical system that powers Wall Street. At least 16 U.S. deaths were blamed on the storm, which brought the presidential campaign to a halt a week before Election Day.
For New York City at least, Sandy was not the dayslong onslaught many had feared, and the wind and rain that sent water sloshing into Manhattan from three sides began dying down within hours.
Still, the power was out for hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers and an estimated 6.2 million people altogether across the East. The full extent of the storm’s damage across the region was unclear, and unlikely to be known until daybreak.
Stock trading will be closed in the U.S. for a second day Tuesday — the first time the New York Stock Exchange will be closed for two consecutive days due to weather since 1888, when a blizzard struck the city.
Heavy rain and further flooding remain major threats for the next couple of days as the storm makes its way into Pennsylvania and up into New York State. The center of the storm was just outside Philadelphia near midnight, and its winds were down to 75 mph, just barely hurricane strength.
VARIOUS POWER OUTAGES REPORTED IN THE EARLY MORNING HOURS, WITH DP & L REPORTING AROUND 250 POWER OUTAGES IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY, AND LESS THAN 100 IN GREENE COUNTY, MAINLY DUE TO DOWNED TREES DUE TO THE HIGH WINDS.
A HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR BELLEFONTAINE, MARYSVILLE, URBANA, SPRINGFIELD, LONDON, AND COLUMBUS UNTIL 6PM TONIGHT, WITH A HIGH WIND ADVISORY FOR OTHER PARTS OF OUR LISTENING AREA. THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ADVISING MOTORISTS TO USE CAUTION WHEN DRIVING THIS MORNING, ESPECIALLY WHEN CROSSING BRIDGES AND OVERPASSES, DUE TO HIGH WINDS, WITH WIND GUSTS UP TO 60 MILES AN HOUR, AND TO WET SNOWY ROADS THIS MORNING, LESS THAN AN INCH OF ACCUMULATION IN MOST SPOTS.
DR. BILL BROWN, PRESIDENT OF CEDARVILLE UNIVERSITY SINCE 2003, ANNOUNCED DURING CHAPEL ON MONDAY THAT HE’LL STEP DOWN AS PRESIDENT EFFECTIVE JUNE 30 OF NEXT YEAR. DR. BROWN WILL BECOME THE NEXT CHANCELLOR OF THE UNIVERSITY.
CAMPAIGN VISITS BY BOTH CANDIDATES COMING UP TODAY, THURSDAY NIGHT
President Barack Obama plans a late-night visit to Springfield on Thursday, just days after he and Gov. Mitt Romney cancelled campaign events as Hurricane Sandy wreaked havoc on the Northeast.
Clark County Democratic Party Chaifman Ron Rhine says Obama will speak about 11:30 p.m. Thursday in the Springfield High School gymnasium, marking his first campaign visit to the community. Doors to open there Thursday evening at 9:30pm.
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney in Kettering today making a campaign appearance a week before the election, although Romney’s campaign event in Lima reportedly has been cancelled.
WEEC SPORTS – TUESDAY 10-30-12:
NFL MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL: SAN FRANCISCO 24 ARIZONA 3.
THURSDAY NIGHT 8:20PM: KANSAS CITY AT SAN DIEGO. SUNDAY 1PM: BALTIMORE AT CLEVELAND, MIAMI AT INDIANAPOLIS, DENVER AT CINCINNATI, 4:25PM: PITTSBURGH AT THE NEW YORK GIANTS, SAYS CBSSPORTS.COM.
THE NBA REGULAR SEASON STARTS TONIGHT, INCLUDING AT 7PM: WASHINGTON AT CLEVELAND, 8PM: BOSTON AT MIAMI, AND 10:30PM: DALLAS AT THE L.A. LAKERS.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL SATURDAY: 1PM: HIRAM AT WITTENBERG, 3:30PM: ILLINOIS AT 9-0 OHIO STATE, PITTSBURGH AT NOTRE DAME, 7PM: OREGON AT USC, 8PM: NO. 1 ALABAMA AT NO. 5 LSU!