THE CLARK COUNTY FARM SERVICE AGENCY WILL CLOSE ON JANUARY 1ST AS PART OF A CONSOLIDATION PLAN NATIONWIDE OF THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE TO CLOSE 259 OFFICES AND LABS TO SAVE $150 MILLION DOLLARS. THE USDA WILL CONSOLIDATE THE CLARK COUNTY FSA WITH THE MADISON COUNTY OFFICE IN LONDON, MEANING LOCAL FARMERS HERE WILL HAVE TO TRAVEL FARTHER WHILE COSTING CLARK COUNTY THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS IN REVENUE, THE NEWS SUN SAYS. THE LOCAL FSA OFFICE ONE OF 5 IN OHIO SLATED TO CLOSE, INCLUDING THE ONE IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY.
THE DAYTON DAILY NEWS SOMEONE MADE A $30,000 ANONYMOUS DONATION TO THE BELLEFONTAINE WALMART SUPERCENTER TO PAY OFF HUNDREDS OF LAYAWAY ACCOUNTS DURING THE HOLIDAY SEASON. A WALMART MANAGER ESTIMATED 200-300 ACCOUNTS WERE PAID OFF!
THE OHIO ATTORNEY GENERAL’S OFFICE REPORTS FATAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE INCIDENTS HAVE FALLEN BY MORE THAN 50 PERCENT, ALTHOUGH LOCAL EXPERTS SAY RECENT REPORTS OF SERIOUS DOMESTIC INCIDENTS ARE EVIDENCE THAT IT’S STILL A PERVASIVE ISSUE. FOR EXAMPLE, RECENTLY POLICE WERE SEARCHING FOR 21 YEAR OLD FRED CRENSHAW JR. OF DAYTON AFTER THE MOTHER OF HIS 6 MONTH OLD SON ACCUSED HIM OF HOLDING HER AGAINST HER WILL FOR SEVERAL HOURS, HE ALLEGEDLY ASSAULTED HER WITH A GUN, HOLDING HER FOR 2-3 HOURS APPARENTLY BEFORE TAKING HER TO THE HOSPITAL.
(FROM DAYTON DAILY NEWS) New data show Ohio’s ultra-wealthy population is growing, but the state has a smaller proportion of superrich residents than most other states, which some financial advisers claim is partly linked to the state’s “high” level of taxation.
About 1,330 Ohioans have a net worth of $30 million or more, an increase of 2 percent from 2011, according to Wealth-X, a wealth-research firm. The firm says though Ohio ranks 34th in the nation for the number of its superrich residents relative to its overall population.
Some financial advisers said Ohio’s taxes are too burdensome and have resulted in ultra-wealthy residents leaving the state. They support cutting taxes, and Gov. John Kasich has proposed reducing the state income tax by replacing that revenue with severance taxes on the oil and gas industry.
Youngstown State University is among the first schools in the country to announce it will cap the number of hours worked by part-time faculty in response to a mandate in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that could require the school to provide health care to those employees, or face costly penalties.
Spokesman Dan Tierney says at the same time, 11 colleges and universities in Ohio — including Clark State Community College and the University of Cincinnati — have requested special counsel from Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine to advise them how to respond to the act, commonly known as Obamacare.
At issue nationwide is whether part-time instructors, referred to as adjunct faculty, will be included among employees eligible for coverage. Beginning in 2014, the act requires that any employer with more than 50 people on staff provide affordable health insurance for employees working 30 hours or more per week in any given month.
WEEC SPORTS – 12-10-12:
NFL FOOTBALL: GREEN BAY 27 DETROIT 20, DALLAS 20 CINCINNATI 19, CLEVELAND 30 KANSAS CITY 7, THE RETURN TO CLEVELAND FOR FORMER QUARTERBACK AND DUBLIN COFFMAN’S BRADY QUINN, AND FORMER COACH ROMEO CRENNEL, INDIANAPOLIS 27 TENNESSEE 23, SAN DIEGO 34 PITTSBURGH 24, WASHINGTON 31 BALTIMORE 28, OT.
TONIGHT 8:30PM: HOUSTON AT NEW ENGLAND.
BASEBALL, THE TAMPA BAY RAYS TRADE ALL-STAR STARTING PITCHER JAMES SHIELDS AND PITCHER WADE DAVIS TO KANSAS CITY FOR HIGHLY-TOUTED OUTFIELD PROSPECT WIL MYERS AND THREE OTHER MINOR LEAGUERS, SAYS CBSSPORTS.COM.
NBA: OKLAHOMA CITY 104 INDIANA 93, DETROIT 104 CLEVELAND 97.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL, TEXAS A & M QUARTERBACK JOHNNY MANZIEL WINS THE HEISMAN TROPHY SATURDAY NIGHT, BECOMING THE FIRST FRESHMAN EVER TO DO SO, MAN-TY’ TE-O OF NOTRE DAME WAS RUNNER-UP.
CINCINNATI COACH BUTCH JONES LEAVES THE BEARCATS TO GO TO TENNESSEE, AND TOMMY TUBERVILLE LEAVES TEXAS TECH TO BECOME THE NEXT COACH AT CINCINNATI!
COLLEGE MENS BASKETBALL: MICHIGAN 80 ARKANSAS 67, OHIO STATE 89 LONG BEACH STATE 55, CINCINNATI 92 MARYLAND-EASTERN SHORE 60, WRIGHT STATE 92 VMI 59, DAYTON 83 MIAMI OF OHIO 61, ILLINOIS 85 GONZAGA 74, WITTENBERG 67 ALLEGHENY 63.
HIGH SCHOOL BOYS BASKETBALL: GREENEVIEW 67 GREENON 63, TECUMSEH 42 VANDALIA 35, TIPPECANOE 70 MILTON-UNION 48, GRAHAM 54 NORTHWESTERN 44, MIAMI VALLEY 65 EMMANUEL CHRISTIAN 58, NORTHEASTERN 59 CEDARVILLE 51, SHAWNEE 46 BELLEFONTAINE 39, SPRINGFIELD 76 FAIRBORN 59, TECUMSEH 48 KENTON RIDGE 31, TRIAD 67 CATHOLIC CENTRAL 57, TROY CHRISTIAN 67 YELLOW SPRINGS 47, URBANA 77 INDIAN LAKE 44, WEST LIBERTY-SALEM 84 MECHANICSBURG 64, THE NEWS SUN SAYS.
GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: GREENEVIEW 48 SOUTHEASTERN 33, MECHANICSBURG 57 WEST LIBERTY-SALEM 36, STEBBINS 45 SHAWNEE 36, TECUMSEH 70 TIPPECANOE 58, TRIAD 53 NORTHEASTERN 33, URBANA 76 NORTHWESTERN 50.