THE OHIO DEPARTMENT OF JOB AND FAMILY SERVICES RELEASED DATA YESTERDAY THAT SAYS THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE IN MOST LOCAL COUNTIES DECLINED LAST MONTH, BUT WAS MAINLY BECAUSE OF WORKERS FALLING OUT OF THE LABOR FORCE. MARCH WAS ACTUALLY A BAD MONTH FOR OHIO’S ECONOMY, THE STATE LOSING THE MOST JOBS OF ANY STATE IN THE NATION, WITH STATE PAYROLLS FALLING BY THE LARGEST AMOUNT IN NEARLY 4 YEARS. LAST MONTH THE JOBLESS RATE IN OHIO STOOD AT 7.3 PERCENT, THE RATE RANGING FROM OVER 4 AND A HALF PERCENT IN MERCER COUNTY TO NEARLY 13 AND A HALF PERCENT IN PIKE COUNTY.
ODOT WORKER KILLED AFTER SEMI ACCIDENT
(FROM COLUMBUS DISPATCH) DELAWARE, Ohio — An Ohio Department of Transportation worker was killed, and traffic was stopped for hours yesterday, when a semi ran off the side of I-71 just north of Polaris and into a backhoe the worker was operating.
Lee Rizor was clearing trash from behind a guardrail when the semi slammed into his backhoe. Rizor, 27, of Mount Gilead in Morrow County, was killed on the road.
The semi then flipped onto its side and burst into flames. Its driver, Dwayne Allen Hill Sr., 59, of Ashland, Va., was taken to Ohio State University’s Wexner Medical Center, where he was listed in critical condition.
Traffic in both directions was stopped for hours while firefighters battled the flames and troopers tried to figure out what happened and clear the scene.
THE MIDDLE SCHOOL GIRLS AT CALVARY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL, BELLEFONTAINE CREATED A SERVICE PROJECT BY MAKING SUN DRESSES OUT OF PILLOW CASES UNDER THE DIRECTION OF MRS. KERNS. THESE SUN DRESSES WERE DECORATED BY TIE-DYING OR HOMEMADE FABRIC. OVER TWENTY DRESSES WILL BE WITH TRISH KRATZ AS SHE GOES ON HER HAITI MISSION TRIP, SAYS MR. PAUL GREEN AT CALVARY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL.
WEEC SPORTS – 4-24-13:
BASEBALL: CHICAGO CUBS 4 CINCINNATI 2, 10 INNINGS, CLEVELAND AT CHICAGO POSTPONED.
HIGH SCHOOL TRACK: INDIAN LAKE WINS A QUAD MEET MONDAY OVER GRAHAM, EMMANUEL CHRISTIAN, AND URBANA, WHILE IN GIRLS URBANA WINS THE MEET, INDIAN LAKE IS 2ND, GRAHAM 3RD, AND EMMANUEL CHRISTIAN IS 4TH, SAYS THE EXAMINER.
HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL: CENTERVILLE 8 SPRINGFIELD 0, THE ELKS 2ND STRAIGHT WIN OVER THE ‘CATS IN 2 DAYS, AND CENTERVILLE IS RANKED NO. 4 IN THE STATE BASEBALL POLL, DIV. 1, SAYS THE DAYTON DAILY NEWS. ALSO: SHAWNEE 4 KENTON RIDGE 3, URBANA 5 BENJAMIN LOGAN 1.
HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL: TRIAD SHUTS OUT GREENEVIEW, NORTHEASTERN 11 CATHOLIC CENTRAL 1, CENTERVILLE 6 SPRINGFIELD 2, SOUTHEASTERN 10 CEDARVILLE 0, TECUMSEH 14 STEBBINS 4.