OHIO DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE ADVISES BEEKEEPERS ON WINTER FEEDING
REYNOLDSBURG, OH (Nov. 7, 2012) – The Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) would like to encourage beekeepers to make sure their bees are properly fed this winter. Due to drought conditions experienced in Ohio this year, stored food sources might be low for some bee colonies.
A lack of stored food for bees could be attributed to the drought and lack of nectar and available water, both necessary components to produce honey. Honey and pollen are needed to feed bee larvae. With little available nectar to make honey and poor pollen production from dry soil, the queen bee slows egg production and the larvae present are fed any available stored honey and pollen remaining from the spring. As these food sources become low, it is important for beekeepers to ensure their bees have a sufficient amount of food stored to survive the winter.
(FROM 10 TV) COLUMBUS, Ohio – Heavy snow falling in parts of New York and New Jersey is causing issues in Columbus.
The areas, which were hit hard by Superstorm Sandy last week, are now dealing with a nor’easter stalled over the region.
Flights in and out of Port Columbus International Airport have been delayed and canceled.
More than 13,000 flights around the country have been impacted by the storm.
FAIRFIELD, Ohio – Undercover sheriff’s deputies in southwestern Ohio have seized 900 pounds of marijuana after intercepting the large shipment from Mexico.
Butler County sheriff’s officials said Wednesday they believe the Tuesday night seizure is the largest pot bust in the county’s history. They estimate the marijuana is worth about $1.1 million.
They say they intercepted the marijuana shipment and went undercover to deliver the drug to its intended recipients at an empty storefront in Fairfield, about 15 miles north of Cincinnati.
(FROM NEWS SUN) Republican candidates for two Clark County commission seats overwhelmingly carried rural precincts and upset their Democratic opponents in some urban areas, according to precinct results released Wednesday.
Commissioner John Detrick defeated former Clark County Common Pleas Court Judge Doug Geyer by more than 7,000 votes, and Kyle Koehler led incumbent Democrat David Hartley by about 200 votes, according to preliminary election results.
Koehler has not declared victory, however, because the slim current margin falls within a range that requires a recount and because the margin could change after more than 2,300 provisional ballots are reviewed after Nov. 16.
(FROM DAYTON DAILY NEWS) The majority of Dayton area school levies seeking new money were defeated Tuesday, meaning many of those districts likely will make additional cuts.
Voters rejected levies in Beavercreek, Centerville, Huber Heights, Vandalia-Butler, West Carrollton, Valley View, Jefferson Twp., Fairborn, Carlisle, Tecumseh and Xenia, according to final results from area boards of elections.
Huber Heights City Schools Superintendent Sue Gunnell said they will analyze the results to see why its additional 8-mill levy was overwhelmingly defeated but believes Ohio has to come up a new funding model for districts.
“We can’t all be doing it wrong,” she said.
Meanwhile in Yellow Springs, the district’s 7.4-mill emergency levy passed.
Voters approved seven of the eight school renewal levies, including Miamisburg, Cedar Cliff, both of New Lebanon’s, Tri County North, Miami East and Newton. The Clark-Shawnee school levy passes as well.
(FROM COLUMBUS DISPATCH) Neither Democrats nor Republicans lost a spot on the state’s highest court, but the parties still voiced frustration with how the election turned out.
The chairmen of the state’s Democratic and Republican parties said two of three incumbent Ohio Supreme Court justices were defeated on Tuesday because their challengers had better ballot names.
Justice Robert R. Cupp, a Republican who has served on the high court since 2007, lost to former appellate judge and Democrat William M. O’Neill by 4 percentage points, according to unofficial election results from the Ohio secretary of state.Ohio Republican Party Chairman Robert T. Bennett blamed Cupp’s loss on name familiarity, saying O’Neill is a name that appeals to Irish-American voters.“It’s a name game,” Bennett said. “People don’t pay attention to the qualifications because (Supreme Court justice candidates) are only on the ballot every six years.”
(FROM DISPATCH) Students and faculty members at Briggs High School want safety improvements along Briggs Road after an SUV struck and killed a student who was walking to a football game.
National Honor Society students have drafted a letter asking Columbus officials to repaint crosswalks and install additional signs in the hope that drivers will slow down.
School officials said they are not suggesting that those things caused the crash that killed 15-year-old Ana Cecelia Martinez last month. Martinez was crossing Briggs Road with a group of students near Tedco Drive when she was struck by an SUV.
The crash remains under investigation. Police have identified the driver as 70-year-old Cathern F. Benedetto. No charges have been filed.
Martinez is the third student in the past 12 years to be critically injured or killed while walking to or from the high school along Briggs Road.
WEEC SPORTS – THURSDAY 11-8-12:
COLLEGE FOOTBALL: DARRELL ROYAL, FORMER TEXAS LONGHORNS COACH WHO WON 2 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS, FAMOUS FOR RUNNING THE WISHBONE OFFENSE, DIES AT THE AGE OF 88, SAYS CBSSPORTS.COM.
BASEBALL: WALT WEISS NAMED THE NEW MANAGER OF THE COLORADO ROCKIES.
NBA: ATLANTA 89 INDIANA 86, GOLDEN STATE 106 CLEVELAND 96.
FRIDAY NIGHT 9PM: CLEVELAND AT PHOENIX
THE NASCAR SPRINT CUP RACE IS SUNDAY 3:15PM AT PHOENIX INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY, BRAD KESELOWSKI JUST 7 POINTS BACK OF JIMMIE JOHNSON WITH 2 RACES TO GO IN THE CHASE FOR THE SPRINT CUP CHAMPIONSHIP! THE NATIONWIDE RACE IS SATURDAY 4:15PM AT PHOENIX, AND THE TRUCKS SERIES RACE IS FRIDAY 8:15PM IN PHOENIX!
HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL REGIONAL SEMIFINAL PLAYOFF SCHEDULE: FRIDAY NIGHT 7:30PM: WINTON WOODS VS. TROTWOOD-MADISON AT TRENTON EDGEWOOD, COLUMBUS HARTLEY VS. RICHWOOD NORTH UNION AT OHIO WESLEYAN, CLINTON-MASSIE VS. BATAVIA AT KINGS STADIUM, MILTON-UNION VS. NORWOOD AT KETTERING FAIRMONT, MINSTER VS. MARION LOCAL AT PIQUA.
SATURDAY’S GAMES AT 7PM INCLUDE: HILLIARD DARBY VS. PICKERINGTON NORTH AT GAHANNA, HILLIARD DAVIDSON VS. LEWIS CENTER OLENTANGY AT UPPER ARLINGTON, THURGOOD MARSHALL VS. GALLIA ACADEMY AT WESTERN BROWN, SHAWNEE VS. THE PLAINS ATHENS AT HAMILTON TOWNSHIP ALUMNI FIELD, SUMMIT COUNTRY DAY VS. COVINGTON AT CENTERVILLE, AND COLDWATER VS. WEST LIBERTY-SALEM AT PIQUA, SAYS OHSAA.ORG.
COLLEGE MENS BASKETBALL FRIDAY NIGHT 7PM: #4 OHIO STATE VS. MARQUETTE AT THE CARRIER CLASSIC ON THE USS YORKTOWN!
COLLEGE FOOTBALL, 7:30PM TONIGHT: FLORIDA STATE AT VIRGINIA TECH. SATURDAY: NOON: THE UNIVERSITY OF INDIANAPOLIS AT URBANA UNIVERSITY, CINCINNATI AT TEMPLE, WISCONSIN AT INDIANA, ARKANSAS AT SOUTH CAROLINA, DAYTON AT MARIST, NORTHWESTERN AT MICHIGAN, 1PM: WITTENBERG AT OBERLIN, 3PM: OREGON STATE AT STANFORD, 3:30PM: WEST VIRGINIA AT OKLAHOMA STATE, TEXAS A & M AT ALABAMA, PENN STATE AT NEBRASKA, 7PM: KANSAS STATE AT TCU, MISSISSIPPI STATE AT LSU, 8PM: NOTRE DAME AT BOSTON COLLEGE, 10:30PM: OREGON AT CALIFORNIA, UCLA AT WASHINGTON STATE.
HIGH SCHOOL BOYS SOCCER STATE SEMIFINALS WEDNESDAY: DIV. 1: POWELL OLENTANGY LIBERTY 1 MASON 0, DIV. 2: DAYTON CARROLL 4 BEXLEY 0. DIV. 3: CINCINNATI SUMMIT COUNTRY DAY 3 WORTHINGTON CHRISTIAN 0.
GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS FRIDAY AT CREW STADIUMl: DIV. 3 AT NOON: MIDDLETOWN FENWICK VS. ONTARIO, DIV. 2 FINAL 3:30PM: COLUMBUS DESALES VS. WALSH JESUIT, DIV. 1 FINAL 7PM: MASON VS. PERRYSBURG.
GIRLS VOLLEYBALL STATE SEMIFINALS TODAY AT WRIGHT STATE’S NUTTER CENTER: DIV. 2: NORWALK VS. KETTERING ALTER AT NOON, 2PM: CLEVELAND HEIGHTS BEAUMONT VS. COLUMBUS DESALES. FRIDAY 4PM: DIV. 3: MIAMI EAST VS. BLOOM-CARROLL, 6PM: COLUMBUS READY VS. ORRVILLE, DIV. 4: 2PM FRIDAY: MARION LOCAL VS. NEW WASHINGTON BUCKEYE CENTRAL, SAYS THE DAYTON DAILY NEWS.