SEN. BROWN ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENT OF SPRINGFIELD STUDENT TO U.S. NAVAL ACADEMY
WASHINGTON, D.C. – A Springfield student was recently accepted into a top military service academy. U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today announced that the U.S. Naval Academy has extended an Offer of Appointment to Northeastern High School student Cody Parker. Brown nominated the Springfield resident for the Naval Academy.
Cody is a senior at Northeastern High School where he plays varsity football, basketball, and track. He was named the Grand Champion in the Future Farmers of America division of the hogs at the Clark County Fair last year.
Each year, Brown nominates up to 10 students for each slot at our nation’s service academies requiring congressional recommendations, including: the Air Force Academy; the Naval Academy; the Military Academy at West Point; and the Merchant Marine Academy. This year, because two opening were available at both the Air Force Academy and the Naval Academy, Brown nominated 20 students to those institutions. A nomination does not guarantee acceptance into a service academy. The Academy’s Admissions Board ultimately decides who receives an appointment.
Ohio Right to Life Welcomes New Director of Legislative Affairs
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Today, Ohio Right to Life announced the hiring of its new Director of Legislative Affairs, Kayla Smith who will be responsible for managing all state and federal legislative advocacy on behalf of the organization. Further, she will assist with executive agency lobbying as well as assisting with the Ohio Right to Life PAC.
President of Ohio Right to Life, Mike Gonidakis says, “Ohio Right to Life is proud to add Kayla to our team and we look forward to having her advocate on behalf of the pro-life movement.” “Kayla Smith brings compassion and enthusiasm to our organization and she will work side-by-side with our pro-life government to ensure that the right to life for all Ohioans is respected and protected.”
Smith, a graduate of The Ohio State University, majored in Political Science and is a Legislative Service Commission Fellow alumnus. Smith has a variety of experience in the legislature having worked for the offices of State Representatives Bill Johnson, Dorothy Pelanda and State Senator Joe Uecker. In addition, Smith also served as campaign manager to State Representative Christina Hagan in the summer of 2012.
USDA Announces Planting Transferability Pilot Program Sign-Up Now Available
COLUMBUS, Ohio — February 21, 2013 — The USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Planting Transferability Pilot Project (PTPP) permits Ohio producers to plant approved vegetables for processing on base acres under the Direct and Counter-Cyclical Program (DCP) or Average Crop Revenue Election Program (ACRE). The sign-up period for PTPP began Feb. 19, 2013, and ends April 5, 2013. USDA will not accept any late filed applications.
PTPP allows producers to plant approved fruits or vegetables for processing on a farm’s base acres. Approved plantings include cucumbers, green peas, lima beans, pumpkin, snap beans, sweet corn or tomatoes. Without the PTPP, planting these crops on base acres would be prohibited. Base acres on a farm will be temporarily reduced each year on an acre-for-acre basis, for each base acre planted with an approved fruit or vegetable on that farm. Ohio has up to 4,000 acres available for PTPP in 2013.
Eligible participants must agree to produce any combination of eligible crops intended for processing and to provide the county FSA office with a copy of the contract between the producer and processing plant. Participants must agree to produce the crop as part of a program of crop rotation on the farm to achieve agronomic, pest and disease management benefits, and to provide disposition evidence of the crop. For more information on PTPP, contact your FSA county office.
WEEC SPORTS – TUESDAY 2-26-13:
COLLEGE MENS BASKETBALL: CEDARVILLE 79 NOTRE DAME COLLEGE 72, THE YELLOW JACKETS WITH A 9-GAME WINNING STREAK, SAYS CEDARVILLE.EDU.
THE HIGH SCHOOL STATE WRESTLING TOURNAMENT IS THURSDAY-SATURDAY AT OHIO STATE’S SCHOTTENSTEIN CENTER, WITH GRAHAM GOING AS A TEAM, AND DISTRICT TITLE WINNERS AUSTIN REESE OF MECHANICSBURG, ANDREW HOSKINS OF GREENEVIEW, AND JACK AND SAM HARRIS OF URBANA. BEST WISHES TO ALL WEEC LISTENING AREA PARTICIPANTS!
ACCORDING TO YSUSPORTS.COM, FORMER WEST LIBERTY-SALEM TRACK STAR HANNAH ROPP SETS A NEW SCHOOL RECORD IN THE POLE VAULT, WITH A 2ND PLACE FINISH IN THE EVENT AT THE HORIZON LEAGUE INDOOR TRACK AND FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS THIS PAST SATURDAY. ROPP, A SOPHOMORE AT YSU, VAULTED NEARLY 11 FEET, 6 INCHES! YSU FINISHED 3RD AS A TEAM IN WOMENS ACTION. SHE’S THE DAUGHTER OF DON AND JANET OF WEST LIBERTY.
GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL SECTIONAL FINAL SATURDAY: FORT LORAMIE 66 TRIAD 46, ENDING A GREAT YEAR FOR THE LADY CARDINALS!