Winter energy bills to rise
(FROM DAYTON DAILY NEWS) The government forecast Tuesday that most households will pay more for heat this winter. Heating oil users will catch a slight break, but still pay near-record prices to keep warm.
Prices for natural gas, electricity and propane should be higher, the primary reason that more than 90 percent of U.S. homes will incur higher heating expenses.
Natural gas users will see the biggest percentage increase after two years of historically low prices. Their heating bills should rise to an average of $679, the Energy Department said in its annual outlook for heating costs. That is about 13 percent higher than a year ago but still 4 percent below the average for the previous five winters.
Homes relying on electricity for heat, about 38 percent of the U.S., will likely pay about 2 percent more compared with last year.
For heating oil customers, there is good news and bad. Their average bill should drop 2 percent. But they’ll still pay an average of $2.046, the second highest on record behind last year’s $2,092.
WEEC SPORTS – WEDNESDAY 10-9-13:
THE AMERICAN LEAGUE DIVISIONAL SERIES TUESDAY: BOSTON 3 TAMPA BAY 1, THE RED SOX WIN THE SERIES 3-1, MOVE ON TO THE ALCS! DETROIT 8 OAKLAND 6, THE TIGERS AND A’S TIED 2-2 IN THEIR BEST OF 5 SERIES, THE DECIDING GAME AT OAKLAND THURSDAY NIGHT.
TONIGHT 8PM: GAME 5 OF THE NLDS, PITTSBURGH AT ST. LOUIS.
THURSDAY NIGHT 8PM: DETROIT AT OAKLAND.
NFL FOOTBALL THURSDAY NIGHT 8:30PM: N.Y. GIANTS AT CHICAGO, SUNDAY 1PM: GREEN BAY AT BALTIMORE, PITTSBURGH AT THE NEW YORK JETS, CINCINNATI AT BUFFALO, DETROIT AT CLEVELAND, 4:25PM: NEW ORLEANS AT NEW ENGLAND, MONDAY 8:40PM: INDIANAPOLIS AT SAN DIEGO.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL SATURDAY NOON: URBANA UNIVERSITY ENTERTAINS CONCORD UNIVERSITY AT THEIR HOMECOMING, FORMER WEST JEFFERSON STAR QUARTERBACK D.J. MENDENHALL THROWS 6 TOUCHDOWN PASSES LAST SATURDAY, AND IS THE LEADER IN DIV. 2 COLLEGE FOOTBALL AMONG ACTIVE PLAYERS FOR CAREER POINTS RESPONSIBLE FOR, SAYS URBANA.EDU. 1PM: DENISON AT WITTENBERG, HOMECOMING IN SPRINGFIELD, JOE FINCHAM’S TIGERS ARE 3-1 OVERALL AND 3-0 IN THE NCAC, SAYS WITTENBERG.EDU. DENISON COMES IN 4-1 OVERALL AND 3-1 IN THE CONFERENCE! DAYTON AT STETSON, 3:30PM: FLORIDA AT LSU, NORTHWESTERN AT WISCONSIN, 4PM: OREGON AT WASHINGTON, 6PM: STANFORD AT UTAH, 7PM: ALABAMA AT KENTUCKY, 8:30PM: TEXAS A & M AT OLE MISS.
HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS VOLLEYBALL: CATHOLIC CENTRAL 3 WEST LIBERTY-SALEM 0, THE LADY IRISH WIN THE OHC! KENTON RIDGE 3 STEBBINS 0, THE COUGARS 20-1, AND WIN THE CENTRAL BUCKEYE CONFERENCE TITLE, SAYS THE NEWS SUN, URBANA 3 BENJAMIN LOGAN 0, NORTHWESTERN 3 GRAHAM 0, GREENON 3 INDIAN LAKE 0, XENIA 3 SPRINGFIELD 2, BELLEFONTAINE 3 TIPPECANOE 0.
GIRLS SOCCER: GREENEVIEW 7 TRIAD 0, THE LADY RAMS WIN THE OHC TITLE!, NORTHEASTERN 3 MECHANICSBURG 0, WEST LIBERTY-SALEM 2 CATHOLIC CENTRAL 0, THE LADY TIGERS SET A RECORD FOR WINS IN A SEASON WITH 11 NOW!
BOYS SOCCER: CATHOLIC CENTRAL 3 WEST LIBERTY-SALEM 0, THE IRISH CLINCH THE OHC TITLE!, FAIRMONT 9 SPRINGFIELD 1, CENTERVILLE 0 BEAVERCREEK 0, IN A BATTLE OF 2 VERY GOOD TEAMS IN 2013.
HIGH SCHOOL CROSS COUNTRY, THE CLARK COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIPS, SHAWNEE IS 1ST IN THE BOYS RACE, NORTHWESTERN 2ND, WHILE TECUMSEH IS 1ST AS A TEAM IN GIRLS, SHAWNEE 2ND.
HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL COMPUTER RATINGS FOR THIS WEEK, THESE TEAMS WOULD MAKE THE POSTSEASON PLAYOFFS NOW: MARYSVILLE, CENTERVILLE, HILLIARD DAVIDSON, WAPAKONETA, SHAWNEE, THURGOOD MARSHALL, TIPPECANOE, KENTON RIDGE, COLUMBUS HARTLEY, READY, WATTERSON, URBANA, KETTERING ALTER, MIAMI TRACE, CLINTON-MASSIE, COLDWATER, WEST JEFFERSON, CHAMINADE JULIENNE, RICHWOOD NORTH UNION, BROOKVILLE, MIAMI EAST, WEST LIBERTY-SALEM, MECHANICSBURG, MARION LOCAL, TRIAD, COVINGTON, FORT LORAMIE, LEHMAN CATHOLIC, CEDARVILLE.
TRIAD SENIOR RUNNING BACK AND WIDE RECEIVER TRE MCINTYRE SUFFERS A SEASON-ENDING INJURY IN LAST FRIDAY’S WIN OVER MECHANICSBURG. MCINTYRE WAS HAVING AN OUTSTANDING FINAL SEASON, AND IS EXPECTED TO PLAY COLLEGE FOOTBALL NEXT YEAR, WITH INTEREST FROM SUCH SCHOOLS INCLUDING DAVIDSON, YOUNGSTOWN STATE, AND OHIO DOMINICAN, SAYS THE NEWS SUN.