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Report: Climate change means sizzling summers for Ohio PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, May 07, 2014 11:04 PM

By Mary Kuhlman • Ohio News Connection

COLUMBUS, Ohio - A new federal report finds climate change is real, it's human-caused, and it's impacting Ohio.

According to the National Climate Assessment, the average temperature in the United States has increased by 1.5 degrees Fahrenheit since 1895, with 80 percent of that increase occurring over the last three decades.

Kent State University professor Scott Sheridan, editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Biometeorology, said Ohio is feeling those effects through very strong heat waves in recent years and fluctuations in Great Lakes levels.

"In particular, we've had a number of low-water events over the last few years," he said. "This past winter's actually offset that somewhat, but a lot of projections suggest that that could get far worse moving into the future."

The report examines the country by region and identifies specific threats should climate-changing trends continue. It details other effects across the nation, including drought, wildfires, heavier rainfall amounts and more severe weather.

Kim Knowlton, a senior scientist at the Natural Resources Defense Council who co-authored the human health chapter of the report, said the research confirms that climate change is caused by human-caused carbon pollution, and it's already harming the country.

"We really can't afford to lose another decade in dealing with the issue of climate change," Knowlton said. "So, we're now at the point where we have so much information - so much evidence - we can no longer plead ignorance. There's a lot that we can do both to prepare and reduce heat-trapping carbon pollution."

The report was mandated by Congress and compiled by nearly 300 climate scientists and experts. On Tuesday, May 6, President Obama responded to the findings by renewing an urgent call for action to fight climate change.

The report is online at globalchange.gov.

 
Election Results May 6 PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, May 06, 2014 9:22 PM

Final Primary Election results issued:

2014 Primary Election unofficial results

PAULDING COUNTY

PRIMARY ELECTION

MAY 6, 2014

Registered Voters -Total 12,781

Ballots Cast — Total 2,772

Voter Turnout 21.69%

Provisional Ballots cast (not yet counted) 12

Precincts Reporting 17 of 17

 

PAULDING COUNTY CANDIDATES

COUNTY COMMISSIONER

Democrat

Bob Burkley 712

Republican

Mark W. Holtsberry 1,160

Fred Pieper 546

 

COUNTY AUDITOR

Republican

Claudia J. Fickel 1,531

 

STATE CANDIDATES

GOVERNOR & LT. GOVERNOR

Democrat

Larry Ealy/Ken Gray 206

Edward FitzGerald/Sharen Swartz Neuhardt 500

Republican

John Kasich/Mary Taylor 1,430

Green

Anita Rios/Bob Fitrakis (write-in) 0

 

ATTORNEY GENERAL

Republican

Mike DeWine 1,452

Democrat

David Pepper 609

 

AUDITOR OF STATE

Democrat

John Patrick Carney 603

Republican

David Yost 1,331

Libertarian

Bob Bridges (write-in) 000

 

SECRETARY OF STATE

Republican

Jon Husted 1,373

Democrat

Nina Turner 615

Libertarian

Kevin Knedler (write-in) 000

 

TREASURER OF STATE

Republican

Josh Mandel 1,402

Democrat

Connie Pillich 592

 

REPRESENTATIVE TO CONGRESS, 5th DISTRICT

Libertarian

Eric Eberly 12

Democrat

Robert Fry 579

Republican

Bob Latta 1,454

 

STATE REPRESENTATIVE, 82nd DISTRICT

Republican

Tony Burkley 1,508

Brett W. Eley 225

 

STATE SENATOR, 1ST DISTRICT

Republican

Cliff Hite 857

Milo Schaffner 360

Corey Shankleton 323

 

JUSTICE OF THE SUPREME COURT (Full term commencing 1/1/15)

Republican

Sharon Kennedy 1,281

Democrat

Tom Letson 565

 

JUSTICE OF THE SUPREME COURT (Full term commencing 1/2/15)

Republican

Judi French 1,244

Democrat

John P. O’Donnell 614

 

JUDGE OF THE COURT OF APPEALS, 3rd DISTRICT (Full term commencing 2/9/15)

Republican

Vernon L. Preston 1,261

Democrat – No candidate filed

 

STATE CENTRAL COMMITTEE MAN, 5th CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT

Libertarian

Nathan Eberly 10

Paul D. Hinds 11

 

STATE CENTRAL COMMITTEE MAN, 1st SENATE DISTRICT

Democrat

Jeffrey S. Detmer 282

Charles R. Gray 381

Republican

Frank A. Guglielmi 504

James B. Horton Jr. 815

 

STATE CENTRAL COMMITTEE WOMAN, 1st SENATE DISTRICT

Democrat

Brenda K. Griffith 611

Republican

Cheryl M. Buckland 638

Julia L. Horton 423

Joan Zimmerly 201

 

STATE ISSUES

STATE ISSUE 1: To fund public infrastructure capital improvements by permitting the issuance of general obligation bonds

Yes 1,286

No 1,296

 

BALLOT ISSUES AND LEVIES

PAULDING COUNTY CARNEGIE LIBRARY – current operating expenses, renewal, 2.17 mills, 5 years, commencing in 2014

For the tax levy 1,127

Against the tax levy 1,618

 

 

The official count will be held at 9:30am May 20

 

 
Intervention is big key to success of those with autism
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Tuesday, May 06, 2014 9:03 PM

By JIM LANGHAM

Feature Writer

Second of three-part series dealing with issues of autism including “Parents and family members dealing with autism” and “Autism and society.”

As childhood progressed for the oldest son of John and Cathy Ruiz, they began to recognize that he was a “nonverbal” child, capable of only using two or three words at a time.

 
New historical society event: Tea & Hat Show
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Tuesday, May 06, 2014 9:03 PM

By DENISE GEBERS

Progress staff writer

PAULDING – In this season of mother-daughter teas, the John Paulding Historical Society is launching a new fundraiser. They are hosting a Tea and Hat Show featuring the museum’s huge hat collection.

The event is slated to start at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 10 in the JPHS museum on Fairground Drive in Paulding.

 
PCH ranked in top 3 Critical access Hospitals in Ohio
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Tuesday, May 06, 2014 9:02 PM

By BILL SHERRY

Correspondent

PAULDING – The Paulding County Hospital (PCH) Board of Trustees met Thursday, May 1 for their monthly meeting in the Paulding County Hospital Conference Room. The meeting began with a lengthy executive session.

 
Genealogical society preserving family history roots
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Tuesday, May 06, 2014 9:01 PM

By JIM LANGHAM

Feature Writer

When Terri Gorney started attending meetings of the Paulding County Genealogical Society over 20 years ago, it was out of interest in the fact that she has a five-generation family history in Harrison Township, just outside of Payne. One family member, Carlyle Pile, used to stand on the street corner in Payne and sell newspapers.

 
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