SCHOOL DELAYS – FRIDAY 5-17-13:
CALVARY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL, BELLEFONTAINE, 4TH AND 5TH GRADE FIELD TRIP CANCELLED
CATHOLIC CENTRAL ELEMENTARY, JUNIOR & SENIOR HIGH SCHOOLS
CHRISTIAN ACADEMY, SIDNEY
CLARK-SHAWNEE, PLAN B KINDERGARDEN
COVINGTON, PLAN B KINDERGARDEN
DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES CLARK CO. PLAN A
GREENON, PLAN B KINDERGARDEN
OHIO HI-POINT CAREER CENTER
RICHWOOD NORTH UNION
RIVERSIDE LOCAL SCHOOLS, LOGAN COUNTY
SIDNEY HOLY ANGELS
SIDNEY LEHMAN HIGH SCHOOL
SPRINGFIELD CHRISTIAN SCHOOL
TROY CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS
VICTORY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL, URBANA
Christian groups push for preschool vouchers in Ohio
Saying it would promote economic opportunities that lead to stable, traditional families, a group of Ohio pastors and Christian educators on Thursday urged state lawmakers to put more money in pre-kindergarten education.
The group, organized by Shepherding the Next Generation, a Washington, D.C., based organization of evangelical pastors and ministry leaders, put their support behind an effort to get $100 million set aside in the state budget to fund vouchers for public and private preschool education for 3-year-olds from low-income families.
They cited research that showed children who first attended pre-kindergarten were more likely to succeed in school and get jobs later in life, and less likely to have out-of-wedlock children.
The program would save taxpayers long-term by making it less likely the kids would eventually end up on public assistance or get involved with the criminal justice system, says the Dayton Daily News.
Wright-Patterson bracing for another round of base closures
FAIRBORN — Facing massive spending cuts and excess infrastructure, high-ranking Pentagon leaders have urged at least one more round of military base closures, which could start in 2017, the former chairman of the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure Commission said Thursday.
The Air Force has 500 fewer aircraft and about 20 percent more infrastructure than the service needs since the last round of base closures eight years ago, said Anthony Principi, former 2005 BRAC chairman and a prior secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
The service’s top civilian and military leaders “seem almost desperate” for at least one round of base closures, Principi told an audience gathered at a defense forum at Wright State University.
IN A REPORT RELEASED THURSDAY, HOME PRICES WENT UP LAST YEAR IN MOST OF OUR AREA, AND EXPERTS EXPECT THE GAINS TO CONTINUE THROUGH THE REST OF 2013, ALTHOUGH PROBABLY AT A SLOWER RATE. NATIONAL REAL ESTATE DATA FIRM CORELOGIC, WHICH CLOSELY WATCHES HOUSING MARKETS CONFIRMED YESTERDAY 2012 WAS A YEAR OF BIG GAINS IN HOME PRICES, WITH NATIONWIDE, HOME PRICES INCREASING NEARLY 7 AND A HALF PERCENT, THE STRONGEST GROWTH RATE IN 7 YEARS, WITH U.S. HOME PRICES EXPECTED TO GO UP 2 AND A HALF PERCENT THIS YEAR.
WEEC SPORTS – FRIDAY 5-17-13:
BASEBALL: CINCINNATI 5 MIAMI 2, THE REDS SWEEP THE MARLINS, HAVE WON 6 STRAIGHT, NOW 1 1/2 GAMES BEHIND ST. LOUIS IN THE NL CENTRAL.
TONIGHT 7PM: SEATTLE AT CLEVELAND, CINCINNATI AT PHILADELPHIA.
NBA PLAYOFFS: NEW YORK 85 INDIANA 75, PACERS LEAD 3-2, SAN ANTONIO 94 GOLDEN STATE 82, SPURS WIN THEIR SERIES 4-2, WILL FACE MEMPHIS IN THE WESTERN CONFERENCE FINALS.
NHL PLAYOFFS: BOSTON 3 NEW YORK RANGERS 2, THE BRUINS LEAD 1-0, LOS ANGELES 4 SAN JOSE 3, THE DEFENDING STANLEY CUP CHAMPION KINGS LEAD 2-0 IN THE SERIES.
7:30PM TONIGHT: OTTAWA AT PITTSBURGH.
KEEGAN BRADLEY THE 1ST ROUND LEADER AT THE BYRON NELSON GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP ON THE PGA TOUR, SHOOTING A COURSE RECORD 60 SCORE!
THE NASCAR SPRINT CUP RACE IS SATURDAY 7:30PM AT CHARLOTTE MOTOR SPEEDWAY, THE NATIONWIDE RACE FRIDAY 8PM AT CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA. THE INDIANAPOLIS 500 INDY CAR RACE IS NEXT WEEKEND, SUNDAY MAY 26 AT INDIANAPOLIS MOTOR SPEEDWAY, SAYS ESPN.
AT THE OHIO HERITAGE CONFERENCE TRACK MEET THURSDAY AT WEST LIBERTY, THE TIGERS BOYS AND GIRLS TEAMS WIN TITLES, CEDARVILLE 2ND IN BOYS, NORTHEASTERN 2ND IN GIRLS AS A TEAM, SAYS FINISHTIMINGRESULTS.COM. DIMITRIOUS DIMITROFF WINS THE 100, 200 METER DASH IN BOYS, AND IS PART OF CATHOLIC CENTRAL’S WINNING 4-100 AND 4×200 METER RELAY TEAMS, AND IS NAMED THE BOYS OHC RUNNER OF THE YEAR, WHILE THE OHC GIRL OF THE YEAR SHARED BETWEEN FRESHMAN MORGAN FREYHOF AND SENIOR MEGHAN VOGEL OF WEST LIBERTY-SALEM!
HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL SECTIONAL THURSDAY: KENTON RIDGE 3 BELLEFONTAINE 1, 8 INNINGS, TIPPECANOE 9 URBANA 1, BENJAMIN LOGAN 8 GREENVILLE 5, KETTERING ALTER 5 EATON 3, SAYS OHSAA.ORG.
HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL SECTIONAL: KENTON RIDGE 3 BENJAMIN LOGAN 2, 9 INNINGS, TRIAD 8 RIVERSIDE 0, GREENVILLE 8 GREENON 0, SHAWNEE 9 BELLEFONTAINE 1.