Ohio Farm Bureau Selects Children’s Literature Award
COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) has announced the winner of its 2013 Children’s Literature Award. The Guardian Team: On the Job with Rena and Roo by Cat Urbigkit was honored for its depiction of agriculture and contribution to American literature.
The Guardian Team: On the Job with Rena and Roo introduces young readers to a dog and burro team at work on a sheep ranch in Wyoming. Urbigkit included dynamic real-life photographs in the book.
The annual selection is made by members of the communications committee of OFBF’s board of trustees who review a list of nominees. The book also was selected as the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture’s book of the year.
Urbigkit is an award-winning writer and photographer who lives on a Wyoming sheep ranch. She writes for several media outlets and blogs and honed her writing skills as a newspaper reporter for more than a decade.
The American Farm Bureau Foundation has created an educator’s guide as a companion piece to the book; the guide takes elementary students through various learning activities.
THE CLARK COUNTY RIGHT TO LIFE 2013 ORATORY CONTEST, SATURDAY MARCH 23RD AT 1PM IN NEW CARLISLE AT THE FAMILY & YOUTH INITIATIVES CONFERENCE ROOM, 468 NORTH DAYTON LAKEVIEW ROAD. THE CONTEST IS A 5-7 MINUTE SPEECH ON ANY PRO-LIFE TOPIC, INCLUDING ABORTION, ADOPTION, TEEN PREGNANCY, EUTHANASIA, PARTIAL BIRTH ABORTION, AND INFANTICIDE. ANY CLARK COUNTY AREA STUDENT GRADES 9-12 ARE ELIGIBLE. FIRST PRIZE IS $150, 2ND PRIZE $100, AND 3RD PRIZE IS $75. THE BEST JUNIOR OR SENIOR GOES TO THE OHIO RIGHT TO LIFE ORATORY CONTEST IN COLUMBUS SATURDAY APRIL 27TH. FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL (937) 572-9193, OR GO TO WWW.CLARKCOUNTYRIGHTTOLIFE.COM.
Court rules against traffic cameras; Ohio considering ban
(FROM NEWS SUN) COLUMBUS — The days of red light and speed cameras at Ohio intersections could be numbered.
A Hamilton County Court judge ruled Thursday that a traffic camera ordinance in a small village near Cincinnati is invalid and unenforceable. Lawmakers are also proposing a state law banning all traffic cameras in Ohio.
Only 2,188 people live in Elmwood Place, according to the 2010 census, but cameras have caught more than 20,000 drivers speeding through town since cameras were installed in September 2012. Civil citations issued for the violations have generated about $1.5 million, according to Police Chief William Peskin. Peskin said the village has kept about $900,000, with the rest going to Maryland-based Optotraffic.
In his decision, Judge Robert Ruehlman noted the lack of signage to warn motorists and that cameras are calibrated only once per year by the for-profit camera operator.
On the other hand, red light cameras in Trotwood have reduced the number of accidents in the past 8 years by 40 percent.
JobsOhio: Manufacturing, auto, biohealth strong for region
(from Dayton Daily News) Beavercreek — Leaders of JobsOhio, the state’s private economic development arm, say advanced manufacturing and automotive were among the strongest industries for the region and Ohio for new jobs and capital investment.
Officials added still, total job growth last year fell below that of 2011.
Automotive original equipment manufacturing investment statewide totaled nearly $2 billion in 2012, with 13 different models being produced and more than 1 million vehicles coming off assembly lines, much of this activity generated by Honda, says the report.
Another strong industry for the area was biohealth, where the Dayton area won 52 percent of the state’s capital investment and 40 percent of its total jobs in 2012, thanks in large part to CareSource’s expansion plans.
WEEC SPORTS – FRIDAY 3-8-13:
HIGH SCHOOL BOYS BASKETBALL DISTRICT FINALS: CINCINNATI SUMMIT COUNTRY DAY 63 WEST LIBERTY-SALEM 49, THE TIGERS NEVER TRAILED BY MORE THAN 16, AND WERE DOWN 8 WITH OVER A MINUTE LEFT. THE DEFENDING STATE CHAMPS MOVE ON TO REGIONALS, WHILE THE TIGERS UNDER COACH AARON HOLLAR, FINISH 20-6. CINCINNATI BOUND KEVIN JOHNSON WITH A GAM-HIGH 29 POINTS FOR THE SILVER KNIGHTS, STANDOUT LANDON HORMANN HAD 21 POINTS (11-12 FREE THROWS) 8 REBOUNDS (NEWS SUN) FOR WL-S IN HIS FINAL GAME! VERSAILLES 65 DAYTON STIVERS 54, WORTHINGTON CHRISTIAN 46 COLUMBUS READY 38.
9PM TONIGHT, DIV. 2 DISTRICT FINAL: SPRINGFIELD SHAWNEE VS. DAYTON DUNBAR!
GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL REGIONAL SEMIFINALS: ANNA 62 MIAMI EAST 52.
COLLEGE MENS BASKETBALL: MICHIGAN STATE 58 WISCONSIN 43. WRIGHT STATE PLAYS YOUNGSTOWN STATE TODAY IN THE HORIZON LEAGUE TOURNAMENT.
REGIONAL FINAL 7:30PM TONIGHT AT SPRINGFIELD HIGH SCHOOL: DAYTON CARROLL VS. CHAMINADE JULIENNE. 1:30PM SATURDAY: ANNA VS. MIDDLETOWN MADISON