Sunday, October 28, 2012
Is your phone ringing and ringing?
Lately it seems like there's only Ohio voters in this presidential election. And the candidates are doing everything possible to talk to us. They visit, they send us letters and they call. Boy do they call. In our house, the phone rings from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sometimes it rings several times in an hour. The caller ID shows local numbers, numbers from other parts of the country and my personal favorite 1. That's right just the number 1. And you can't block the number 1. I tried. Sometimes they're political parties, sometimes they're the politicians or their wives (Ann Romney robocalled us one time), sometimes they are survey takers from Quinnipiac University and other university researchers. Is there a way to make it just stop? We're …
Friday, August 10, 2012
No, it's not just you; it was a scorching July
This past month wasn't just the hottest July on record, it was the hottest month in the recorded history of the continental United States, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The average temperature for the country was 77.6 F, more than three degrees above the 20th century average. The previous warmest July for the country was in 1936 when the average U.S. temperature was 77.4 F, the NOAA said. This unprecedented heat continues the country's literal hot streak. The first six months of the year were already the hottest January through June on record for the continental United States. This July also caps the warmest 12-month period the country has experienced since recordkeeping began in 1895. Additionally, …
Friday, July 13, 2012
Continental U.S. also seeing record high temperatures
Statewide average temperatures dating to 1931 show Ohio is in the midst of the warmest year on record. Thomas Schmidlin, a geography professor at Kent State University, said statewide records show the average temperature from January to June in that 82 year span is 45.8 degrees Fahrenheit. Ohioans saw the coldest first six months of the year in 1978, when the statewide average temperature was 40.7 degrees. This year proved the warmest so far with an average temperature of 51 degrees. "Every month has been warmer than average this year, but the record warm March made this six-month period extraordinary," Schmidlin said. Ohio's not alone. The entire nation is seeing warmer temperatures this year, as the National Oceanic and Atmospheric …
Saturday, January 21, 2012
Sen. Frank LaRose talks about how to create jobs and help businesses
With 2012 under way, lawmakers have returned to Columbus committed to building on the recovery and reform measures of 2011. Last year saw new, innovative approaches to job creation and a renewed effort to put the ‘Open for Business’ sign back on Ohio's front door. While Ohio has embarked on a road to recovery, many challenges remain. I embrace the hard work that is needed as we all strive together, to rebuild our great state. Ohio’s small business people and entrepreneurs know all too well that bureaucratic red tape and over-regulation have been main culprits in driving jobs away from the Buckeye State in recent years. Far too many of our communities have taken the hit as families have moved away in order to find work and gain greater …
Sunday, January 1, 2012
What do you think was the top story from all 17 of Ohio's Patch sites in 2011? Vote now!
If you aren't seeing all 17 sides, try opening the story in another browser. Patch is aware of the problem of only a few slides showing up. From the tech department: "This issue occurs with older browsers and when users are not logged in. We have determined that this also occurs with Chrome as well."
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Marlene Quinn credits firefighters with saving her granddaughter after a fire and footage of her interview is being used by Pro-Labor group We Are Ohio and Pro SB5 Bill group Building A Better Ohio.
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
The website for Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel now includes a salary database for public employees in Ohio, including state workers, teachers and professors and some local employees.
A new online database allows Ohio taxpayers to see how much they are paying government workers across Ohio, from the governor and university presidents down to the teachers at your local elementary school. The data was made available as part of a transparency project by Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel. It includes the most recent salary information for state employees, as well as historical salary info for teachers, higher-education workers, federal employees and somelocal employees. Much of the data from the database was already made available by The Buckeye Institute. While Cuyahoga Falls residents can see how much their child's teacher at Cuyahoga Falls City Schools or Woodridge Local Schools earns, salary information for Cuyahoga Falls' …
Thursday, July 14, 2011
It's not too late to score a seat for the final magical saga in the Harry Potter series. Find out where the late, late shows are and where to catch up on the films you missed.
Muggles anticipating the premiere of final film in the Harry Potter series can find a seat at a theater nearby. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 is set to open in theaters at midnight. The Plaza Cinemas at Chapel Hill, Regal Hudson Cinema 10, Regal Montrose Movies 12, Midway Twin Drive-In, Regal Interstate Park Cinema 18 and Cinemark 10 Aurora will all host midnight screenings for those interested in getting a head start on the others. Many of the midnight shows are already sold out, but Hudson, Interstate and Regal Cinema's Montrose location all had tickets for its 3 a.m. showings (as of 4 p.m. today). If you're not into standing in line tonight, check out the movie showtimes for movies opening this weekend at your neighborhood…