FREE PANCAKES AT IHOP ON FEBRUARY 5
National Pancake Day Returns With Goal To Raise $3 Million For Crisis Pregnancy Centers And Other Local Charities
For the eighth consecutive year, IHOP® restaurants nationwide will offer each guest a free short stack of its famous buttermilk pancakes on National Pancake Day in an effort to raise awareness and funds for Crisis Pregnancy Centers and other local charities.
For every short stack of buttermilk pancakes served on National Pancake Day, IHOP guests are invited to make a voluntary donation to Crisis Pregnancy Centers and other local charities. IHOP hopes to raise $3 million this year, with a goal to bring the total amount of funds raised to more than $13 million. To find a local IHOP or to donate online, visit www.ihoppancakeday.com.
It’s today, February 5, 2013, 7 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Ohio Department of Agriculture Launches Local Agricultural Easement Purchase Program
Local Sponsor Application Period Now Open
REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Agriculture’s Office of Farmland Preservation will accept applications from local sponsors for the Local Agricultural Easement Purchase Program now through March 15. From selected applicants, the department will certify land trusts, local governments and soil and water conservation districts to partner with the department to manage a local program to preserve farmland. This will provide local communities with more input regarding farmland preservation in their area by allowing them to manage landowner application grant processes.
The application is available at www.agri.ohio.gov/divs/FarmLand/FarmLand.aspx. Organizations will be selected based on their experience in managing easement programs and local support for food and agriculture, Ohio’s top industry.
For more information on the new, local program contact the state Office of Farmland Preservation at 614-728-6210.
Four-wheel drive vehicles up for bid
COLUMBUS – Fourteen four-wheel drive vehicles are among the 84 vehicles that will be up for bid at the State of Ohio surplus auction Saturday, Feb. 9.
The auction will be held at the Ohio Department of Administrative Services, General Services Division headquarters, 4200 Surface Road, Columbus. The gates open at 8 a.m.; the auction begins at 10 a.m.
The available four-wheel drive vehicles include SUVs and trucks. The other auction items include a 1979 John Deere 850 diesel tractor.
To view the items, visit: http://www.dasapps.ohio.gov/Surplus/nextauction.asp.
Vehicles may be inspected between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. Feb. 4 through Feb. 8. Vehicles may be started between 8 a.m. and 2:45 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8.
Hiram College Choir to Perform “Songs of the Civil War Era” at
James A. Garfield National Historic Site in Mentor
As the nation continues to observe the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, James A. Garfield National Historic Site is pleased to announce a special program that will take place Sunday, February 10 at 1 p.m. The Hiram College choir will be at the site to perform a program entitled “Songs of the Civil War Era.” The presentation will feature songs that are still well-known today as well as some lesser-known tunes of the North and South from the period 1861-1865. The program is free of charge.
THE CHAMPAIGN COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE REPORTS 20 YEAR OLD MIRADA BINIARZ WAS KILLED AND 3 PEOPLE THAT WERE PASSENGERS WERE INJURED IN A ONE-VEHICLE ACCIDENT IN THE 6500 BLOCK OF ZIMMERMAN ROAD NEAR MILLERSTOWN ROAD. BINIARZ PRONOUNCED DEAD AT MERCY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL IN URBANA. SHE WAS DRIVING TOWARD U.S. 36 WHEN SHE APPARENTLY LOST CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE AND HIT A GUARDRAIL.
THE EXAMINER REPORTS INDIAN LAKE SCHOOL BUS NO. 18 CARRYING 40 ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CHILDREN CRASHED AND ROLLED ONTO ITS ALONG TOWNSHIP ROAD 88 NEAR TOWNSHIP ROAD 92 IN NORTHWEST LOGAN COUNTY MONDAY AFTERNOON. THE OHIO STATE HIGHWAY PATROL REPORTS 35 YEAR OLD TERRASSA CLINE OF JACKSON CENTER, THE BUS DRIVER WAS HEADING SOUTH IN THE BUS ON TOWNSHIP ROAD 88 JUST AFTER 4PM WHEN SHE LOST CONTROL ON THE SNOW AND ICE COVERED ROAD PRIOR TO THE CRASH. OF THE 40 STUDENTS INVOLVED IN THE CRASH, 15 SUSTAINED INJURIES. THEY WERE TAKEN TO MARY RUTAN HOSPITAL IN BELLEFONTAINE FOR OBSERVATION AFTER THE ACCIDENT.
WEEC SPORTS – TUESDAY 2-5-13:
NBA: INDIANA 111 CHICAGO 101. 7PM TONIGHT: ATLANTA AT INDIANA, THE PACERS HAVE WON 14 STRAIGHT AT HOME, SAYS ESPN.
COLLEGE MENS BASKETBALL: INDIANA NO. 1 THIS WEEK IN THE MAJOR POLLS, OHIO STATE 10TH, AND THE BUCKEYES ARE AT NO. 3 MICHIGAN TONIGHT IN THE BIG TEN AT 9PM.
NATIONAL COLLEGE FOOTBALL SIGNING DAY IS WEDNESDAY, TOMORROW. ACCORDING TO 247SPORTS.COM ALABAMA HAS THE NO. 1 RECRUITING CLASS, WHILE OHIO STATE IS 2ND, FLORIDA 3RD, MICHIGAN 4TH, AND NOTRE DAME 5TH. NATIONAL COLLEGE FOOTBALL SIGNING DAY IS TOMORROW. AMONG OHIO STATE’S COMMITMENTS NOW IS TROTWOOD MADISON CORNERBACK CAMERON BURROWS! AND TOP 5-STAR LINEBACKER RUEBEN FOSTER COMMITS TO ALABAMA, WHERE SPRINGFIELD’S TREY DEPRIEST WILL BE A JUNIOR IN 2013!
KOEHLER SPENDS TIME WITH 8 YEAR OLD NEEDING KIDNEY TRANSPLANT AT WSU
One of the most excited fans at the Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam Thunder Nationals Friday Feb. 1, 2013 at Wright State University’s Nutter Center was 8 year old Ty Clark of Manchester, New Hampshire. Ty, his parents and two brothers made the trip from N.H. thanks to the Make A Wish Foundation. Ty needs a kidney transplant and it looks like his dad, Roy, will be the donor.
Ty’s favorite Monster Truck is the multiple award winning Avenger, driven by Jim Koehler. Avenger, a crowd favorite, was there at the Nutter Center smashing cars, doing donuts and popping wheelies. And shaking the walls, too since Avenger has an ultra high performance engine that puts out some 1600 horsepower and has no muffler system.
Before the event kicked off, Avenger’s driver Jim Koehler sprent about 15 minutes visiting with Ty and his family, posing for pictures and autographing memorbility. Jim answered all of Ty’s questions about Avenger and what it’s like to be a Monter Truck driver.
The Monster Jam Thunder Nationals put on two shows Saturday Feb. 2. The Friday appearance attracted about 7,500 fans.
HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS BASKETBALL MONDAY: SOUTHEASTERN 50 CEDARRVILLE 18, AND TOURNAMENT PLAY JUST AROUND THE CORNER, WITH SOUTHEASTERN PLAYING TWIN VALLEY SOUTH AT BROOKVILLE HIGH SCHOOL FEBRUARY 16TH, THE NEWS SUN REPORTS. THIS FRIDAY NIGHT, IT’S EMMANUEL CHRISTIAN AT XENIA CHRISTIAN, RYAN AND CAROLINE TO BE THERE FOR WEEC!