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Those Were the Days — August 9, 2014
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Friday, August 08, 2014 8:02 PM


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25 Years Ago

This week in 1989, President Bush’s administration was gearing up to implement the biggest government bailout in history. A bill authorized $50 billion to fund the closing and merging of hundreds of savings and loans around the country. The legislation also imposed tougher financial standards, dictated a sweeping overhaul of the regulatory bureaucracy, and created the Resolution Trust Corporation (RTC) to oversee the sale of bad loans and repossessed real estate the government would inherit with the closings of the S&Ls.

The president of the Van Wert City Education Association, Margaret Morrison, presented an overview to the board of education on the new Dial-A-Teacher program to be implemented in the fall. Funded by community donations, the program would install two telephone lines, manned by teachers, for students to call for help with homework projects on Sundays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 6:30-8:30 p.m. To introduce the Dial-A-Teacher program to elementary students, teacher Bitsey Clark and students Chad Brubaker and Richard Washington wrote and performed a rap song that was videotaped.

Ohio’s energy mix shifting to natural gas
Written by Stephanie Groves   
Friday, August 08, 2014 8:00 PM

This is the second article in a series exploring the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan and its impact nationwide and at state levels.


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The majority of Ohio’s electricity is generated using nonrenewable resources of coal, natural gas, nuclear and petroleum which are found naturally in the earth and produce large amounts of electricity. Each of these resources take a long time to form and there is a limited supply available for people to use for power generation.

According to the US Energy Information Administration’s statistics, coal fueled 69 percent of Ohio’s net electricity generation in 2013, which is much higher than the 42 percent of electricity generated by coal nationally.

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) reports Ohio cut its net generation of electricity from coal by close to 10 percent from 2010 to 2011.

Public Affairs Department Representative Matt Schilling said the decrease is due to environmental factors as well as an increase in the use of natural gas.

First Financial Bank team wins annual Chamber Golf Scramble
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Friday, August 08, 2014 8:00 PM | Updated ( Friday, August 08, 2014 7:24 PM )
The First Financial Bank team won the Delphos Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Golf Scramble held last week at the Delphos Country Club. Pictured are team members, from left, Dave Jennings, Corey Scarbrough, Kevin Pfefferle and Andrew Kiess. (Submitted photo)
Teens decorate cakes at Marbletown Festival
Written by Nancy Spencer   
Friday, August 08, 2014 8:00 PM
Teens got in the act to show off their cake decorating skills in the Marbletown Teen Cake Decorating Contest. Winners are, from left, Colin White, first place with his Frog Island cake; Kenzie Brinkman, second, with her frog cake; and Kylie Gossett, third, with her flower cake.
Marbletown Kids' Cake winners win prizes
Written by Nancy Spencer   
Friday, August 08, 2014 8:00 PM
Winners of the annual Marbletown Kids’ Cake Decoration Contest were, from left, Tylynn Shaner, 12, and Gwen Wagner, 7. They each won baking utensils and something to bake with them. (DHI Media/Nancy Spencer)