MORE SNOW ON THE WAY?
(FROM DAYTON DAILY NEWS) SOUTHWEST OHIO — The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory that will go into effect at 7 p.m. Friday for the counties of Butler, Warren, Clinton, Greene, Montgomery, Preble, Darke, Miami, Clark, Champaign, Logan and Shelby counties in Ohio. Union and Wayne counties in Indiana also are included in the advisory.
The advisory will continue until 1 p.m. Saturday, as the Miami Valley is expected to be impacted by a storm that could leave two to three inches of new snow on the ground, the weather service said. Isolate amounts of around 4 inches could also be expected.
According to the weather service, a Winter Weather Advisory means periods of snow will cause primarily travel difficulties, with snow covered roads and limited visibilities.
The latest batch of snow is expected two days after several areas of the Miami Valley saw around 10 inches of snow fall.
ACCOUNT TO HELP CHILDREN LEFT BEHIND SET UP
SPRINGBORO — One man’s decision to act has given others an opportunity to help the survivors of a Dec. 23 crash that seriously injured four children and killed their parents.
Brian Morris of Springboro said he read the news story on his phone and was so affected by the tragedy, he had to do something about it.
The early morning head-on crash on Interstate 75 near Middletown killed three adults and one child, injured four young children and one adult.
“I’m tired of seeing bad things happen and just thinking, ‘man that’s horrible,’” Morris said. “Not only is it going to be a hard time for them now … the rest of their lives, Christmas is never going to be the same.”
Morris set up an account to support the young survivors.
RETIRED GENERAL NORMAN SCHWARZKOPF DIES AT THE AGE OF 78 ON THURSDAY IN TAMPA, FLORIDA FROM COMPLICATIONS FROM PNEUMONIA. SCHWARZKOPF OF COURSE THE DESERT STORM COMMANDER OF THE U.S. LED INTERNATIONAL COALITION THAT DROVE SADDAM HUSSEIN’S FORCES OUT OF KUWAIT IN 1991. IN RECENT YEARS HE LIVED OUT A QUIET RETIREMENT IN TAMPA, WHERE HE’D SERVED HIS LAST MILITARY ASSIGNMENT AND AN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL WAS NAMED AFTER HIM, SAYS THE NEWS SUN.
DEBATE ABOUT A NEW FARM BILL GOING ON, AND SOME EXPERTS SAY WITHOUT NEW FARM LEGISLATION, THE PRICE OF MILK, CHEESE AND ICE CREAM COULD DOUBLE OR TRIPLE NEXT YEAR, MEANING MILK COULD COST AROUND $7 DOLLARS A GALLON! IF CONGRESS FAILS TO ACT IN THE FISCAL CLIFF DEBATE BY YEAR’S END, WHICH IS NOW, SAYS THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH.
Judge to rule on oversight of youth prisons State: Federal oversight unnecessary
(FROM COLUMBUS DISPATCH) Ohio officials want to end court monitoring of state youth prisons that has been in place for more than four years.
U.S. District Judge Algenon Marbley held a preliminary hearing yesterday on the state’s request, before scheduling a full hearing in February. The court oversight continues until at least that time.
Attorneys from Attorney General Mike DeWine’s office argued in a motion filed Dec. 7 that the Ohio Department of Youth Services has met all the requirements of a class-action lawsuit that was submitted on behalf of juvenile offenders in state facilities. Monitoring has been under way since May 2008.
WEEC SPORTS – FRIDAY 12-28-12:
NFL: SUNDAY 1PM: CLEVELAND AT PITTSBURGH, BALTIMORE AT CINCINNATI, HOUSTON AT INDIANAPOLIS.
HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS BASKETBALL: NORTHWESTERN 50 NORTHEASTERN 27.
COLLEGE MENS BASKETBALL: NEW MEXICO 55 NO. 8 CINCINNATI 54, THE ‘CATS 1ST LOSS OF THE YEAR!
SATURDAY 4:30PM: CHICAGO STATE AT OHIO STATE. BUCKEYES PLAY NEBRASKA IN THEIR BIG TEN OPENER WEDNESDAY JANUARY 2ND. SUNDAY 7PM: DAYTON AT USC.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL BOWL GAMES: THURSDAY: AT THE MILITARY BOWL, SAN JOSE STATE 29 BOWLING GREEN 20, THE BELK BOWL, CINCINNATI 48 DUKE 34, AND BAYLOR 49 UCLA 26 IN THE HOLIDAY BOWL. TODAY: 2PM: THE INDEPENDENCE BOWL, OHIO VS LOUISIANA-MONROE, 5:30PM: THE RUSSELL ATHLETIC BOWL, RUTGERS VS VIRGINIA TECH, 9PM: THE MEINEKE CAR CARE BOWL, MINNESOTA VS TEXAS TECH. SATURDAY, 11:45AM: THE ARMED FORCES BOWL, RICE VS AIR FORCE, 3:15PM, THE PINSTRIPE BOWL, WEST VIRGINIA VS SYRACUSE, 4PM: THE KRAFT FIGHT HUNGER BOWL, NAVY VS ARIZONA STATE, THE ALAMO BOWL 6:45PM SATURDAY: TEXAS VS OREGON STATE, AND AT 10:15PM SATURDAY, THE BUFFALO WILD WINGS BOWL: TCU VS MICHIGAN STATE, SAYS CBSSPORTS.COM. NEW YEARS EVE AND NEW YEARS DAY GAMES WE’LL TELL YOU ABOUT ON MONDAY MORNING.
NBA: AVERY JOHNSON IS FIRED AS HEAD COACH OF THE BROOKLYN NETS. CBSSPORTS.COM REPORTS FORMER BULLS AND LAKERS COACH PHIL JACKSON IS “INTRIGUED” BY THE OPEN POSITION. THE L.A. CLIPPERS WIN THEIR 15TH STRAIGHT GAME LAST NIGHT OVER BOSTON, 106-77.
TONIGHT: 7PM: PHOENIX AT INDIANA, 7:30PM: ATLANTA AT CLEVELAND.
SATURDAY 7PM: INDIANA AT ATLANTA, 7:30PM: CLEVELAND AT BROOKLYN.