2 HOUR SCHOOL DELAYS – TUESDAY 2-19-13:
BELLEFONTAINE CITY, BENJAMIN LOGAN, CALVARY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL, BELLEFONTAINE, FAIRLAWN, INDIAN LAKE, OHIO HI-POINT CAREER CENTER, RIVERSIDE LOCAL SCHOOLS, LOGAN COUNTY
… Brief burst of snow this morning. Gusty winds through this
Rain will quickly change over to snow for an hour or two this
morning as colder air moves into the area. Visibilities can
rapidly drop to a half mile for a brief period this morning in
snow before the snow ends. This snow could cause roads could
briefly become slick during the morning commute. Breezy westerly
winds with gusts up to 40 mph at times will last through the
WRIGHT STATE UNIVERSITY AND FAIRBORN HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATE, 27 YEAR OLD CHRISTINA MADDOCK OF FAIRBONR, DIED SUNDAY AT A U.S. MILITARY HOSPITAL IN GERMANY. HER COMPANY, INTELLIGENT SOFTWARE SOLUTIONS, OUT OF COLORADO SPRINGS, SAYS HER DEATH WAS DUE TO AN INCIDENT IN AFGHANISTAN. NO OTHER INFORMATION WAS RELEASED ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED OR HOW SHE DIED, SAYS THE DAYTON DAILY NEWS.
EARLY SATURDAY MORNING THE SIDE OF A HOME IN THE 2200 BLOCK OF WEST POSSIM ROAD IN SPRINGFIELD WAS DESTROYED AFTER A CAR CRASHED INTO IT. THERE WERE NO SERIOUS INJURIES IN THE CRASH. REPORTS SAY THE HOME WAS VACANT AT THE TIME OF THE WRECK, AND THE HOMEOWNER SAYS THEY’RE TRYING TO SELL THE HOME AFTER MOVING TO INDIANA.
AFTER GOVERNOR JOHN KASICH RELEASED HIS PROPOSED SCHOOL FUNDING PLAN LAST WEEK, SOME AREA SCHOOLS MAY PULL THEIR LEVIES FROM THE BALLOT IN MAY. THOSE INCLUDE HUBER HEIGHTS CITY SCHOOLS, AND LIKE KETTERING CITY SCHOOLS, THEY COULD GET MORE STATE FUNDING THAN EXPECTED AT FIRST, SAYS THE DAYTON DAILY NEWS. VANDALIA BUTLER CITY SCHOOLS ARE ANOTHER SCHOOL THAT COULD PULL THEIR MAY LEVY, AND THE LEVIES THAT ARE PULLED MAY BE REPLACED WITH SMALLER LEVIES LATER THIS YEAR, SAY SCHOOL OFFICIALS.
JACKSON, OH, February 2013 -Liberty Institute and Covington & Burling attorneys announced findings from their report and a recommendation to the Jackson City School Board.
Hiram Sasser, Liberty Institute Director of Litigation, stated the following:
· We conducted a thorough investigation and determined that the portrait was not government speech but rather the private speech of the Hi-Y Club.
· Because the portrait is private speech, the school may not censor it simply because of its religious viewpoint.
· It is unfortunate the ACLU sued rather than participating in the full investigation like we invited them to do.
· The ACLU’s hard-fought victory at the Supreme Court in the Pinette case prohibits the school district from discriminating against the Hi-Y Club’s portrait.
· We would imagine the ACLU will drop its lawsuit, now it is clear the school is simply complying with Supreme Court precedent that their own organization established.
· We feel sure the ACLU would not want the government to discriminate against private speech.
In January, Jackson City School District retained Liberty Institute on a pro bono basis to investigate the January complaints by the ACLU and Freedom From Religion Foundation. Last week, the groups filed a lawsuit in federal court against the District.
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WEEC SPORTS – TUESDAY 2-19-13:
HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS BASKETBALL SECTIONAL TOURNAMENT: VANDALIA BUTLER 35 PIQUA 32, SIDNEY 59 TRENTON EDGEWOOD 45, DUBLIN COFFMAN 71 MARYSVILLE 44, EATON 70 SPRINGFIELD SHAWNEE 36, BOTKINS 64 TROY CHRISTIAN 43, NEWTON 48 BETHEL 23, SAYS OHSAA.ORG.
THE HOCKEY CITY CLASSIC PLAYED AT SOLDIER FIELD IN CHICAGO SUNDAY, WITH NOTRE DAME WINNING OVER A USUALLY VERY GOOD MIAMI OF OHIO TEAM 2-1!
LOS ANGELES LAKERS OWNER JERRY BUSS DIES AT THE AGE OF 80. BUSS IS SURVIVED BY 6 CHILDREN, AND HIS LAKER TEAMS WON 10 NBA CHAMPIONSHIPS!
NHL: ANAHEIM 3 COLUMBUS 2.
THE DAYTONA 500 NASCAR SPRINT CUP RACE COMING UP SUNDAY IN FLORIDA. FEMALE DRIVER DANICA PATRICK HAS THE POLE FOR THE GREAT AMERICAN RACE!