Vectren Will Be Replacing Street Light Poles Thursday

Pole replacement will begin on the eastbound Lloyd at the Main Street exit ramp and continue east to Green River Road overpass.Crews will continue replacement work on westbound Lloyd starting at the Weinbach Avenue overpass and ending just west of Barker Ave.Drivers are encouraged to be aware of crews and drive safely in work zones.The project is expected to be completed on Monday, Feb. 25th.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare Vectren Will Be Replacing Street Light Poles ThursdayFEBRUARY 20TH, 2019 TYRONE MORRISEVANSVILLE, INDIANAStarting Thursday morning, February 21st Vectren crews will be replacing street light poles on the Lloyd Expressway. read more

Cosplay Contest Winners

first_imgCosplay Contest Winners5 Years & Under                      Scout Madison(Marmora) as Batgirl6 Years to 8 Years Old            Erik Dolbow (EHT) as Predator9 Years to 12 Years Old          Dorothy Zensen (0CNJ) as Jobba the Hutt13 to 17 Years Old                  Alina Smith (Toms River) as KurlozAdult                                        Brandon Somers (EHT) – Ghostbuster                   *Along with Martin Z. Mollusk wearing his OC Con MaskBy all accounts the Ocean City’s First Annual Comic Book and Memorabilia Convention was a huge success. Not even extreme weather could keep the crowds away.  The young and the old came out.  Families, retirees, and even a few Eagle Scouts enjoyed the meet-the-artist sessions, discussion panels, costume contests, a superhero run, and, of course, the display and sale of comic books. By the smiles on the attendee’s faces, there is sure to be many looking forward to next year’s event.last_img read more

Country Music Concert Kicks Off Labor Day Weekend in Ocean City

first_imgCountry music comes to the Ocean City Music Pier on Friday, Aug. 30 with a concert featuring the Swon Brothers and Josh Gracin.The Swon Brothers burst onto the scene in 2013 by bringing country music to the finale of NBC’s “The Voice,” and they continue to tour and record great music. Josh Gracin first hit the country music charts 15 years ago, and he’s making the best music of his career.The country music show is a first for the Ocean City Music Pier, which has been a long-time home to the Ocean City Pops orchestra, the annual rock Summer Concert Series and countless other events.The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30. Tickets ($25 to $30) are available at, by calling 609-399-6111, or at the Music Pier Box Office, the City Hall Welcome Center (861 Asbury Avenue) or the Roy Gillian Welcome Center (on the Rt. 52 causeway).While special events will continue uninterrupted through the fall and some of the best weather is still on the way, the traditional summer season in Ocean City comes to a close on Labor Day.That makes this the final week to catch up on some of Ocean City’s popular weekly summer events.Wacky Wednesday (Aug. 28) invites families and individuals to use their creativity to shape and sculpt french fries into unique masterpieces. The free contest starts at 10:30 a.m. at the Ocean City Music Pier (between Eighth and Ninth streets on the Boardwalk).Downtown Market Days (Aug. 29) brings entertainment and kids’ activities to Asbury Avenue between Sixth Street and 11th Street on Thursday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.Family Night (Aug. 29) provides bands and other performers on the Boardwalk from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.Two more weeks remain for the Farmers Market, a popular summer attraction each Wednesday.The weekly Farmers Market (Aug. 28 and Sept. 4) will be open for two more weeks with fresh produce and local crafts available from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the grounds of the Ocean City Tabernacle (between Fifth and Sixth streets along Asbury Avenue).The Ocean City Pops 2019 season continues with two concerts this week.A Salute to the 100th Anniversary of the American Legion (August 28): The Ocean City Pops celebrates the 100th anniversary of the American Legion with rousing works by Morton Gould, Aaron Copland, Leroy Anderson and Irving Berlin, among others. Tickets are $15 to $20.“A Star is Born:” The Concert (Sept. 1): Three legendary icons, three beloved motion pictures, and three best-selling soundtrack albums equal one epic concert celebration.Judy Garland, Barbra Streisand and Lady Gaga each stole our hearts with “A Star is Born.” Now a trio of Broadway/cabaret’s best voices join forces to celebrate the music from all three iconic film versions. The show features “The Man That Got Away,” “Shallow” and the Academy Award-winning “Evergreen.” Tickets are $25 to $35.Tickets are available at available at the Ocean City Music Pier Box Office, by visiting, by calling 609-399-6111 or by stopping by the Ocean City Music Pier Box Office or any welcome center in Ocean City. Shows start at 7:30 p.m.Ocean City’s traditional end-of-summer event, the OCNJ Labor Day Race, features a five-mile beach run and one-mile fun run/walk. Race-day registration starts at 7:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 2, on the beach at 23rd Street. The race starts at 9 a.m. To pre-register, visit Ocean City Labor Day Race features a five-mile beach run and one-mile fun run-walk. (Photo courtesy Ocean City)Street rods and other classic cars will be on display during Ocean City’s annual Street Rod Weekend Sept. 6 and 7. Street rods are classic cars (1989 or older) modified with modern parts. Registration to participate is still open with forms available at evening (Sept. 6) will feature a sock-hop party on the grounds of the Tabernacle, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., with dancing, games, family fun and more.On Saturday, cars will be displayed at the Tabernacle grounds from 8 a.m. to noon and will then proceed to the Ocean City Boardwalk to be displayed until 4 p.m. An awards ceremony will take place at 3 p.m. Saturday (Sept. 7) in front of the Music Pier (at Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace).As part of the weekend festivities, tickets are on sale now for LaKisha Jones in “Queens of Rock and Soul” (Sept. 7). Join American Idol finalist LaKisha Jones and the Ocean City Pops Orchestra in a celebration of the great ladies of soul, including Diana Ross, Donna Summer, Tina Turner, the legendary Aretha Franklin and Whitney Houston.A frequent soloist with symphonies around the world, Jones has performed as a guest soloist with the National Symphony, San Diego Symphony, Utah Symphony and Opera, Winnipeg Symphony, Evansville Philharmonic, Jacksonville Symphony, Minnesota Orchestra, Colorado Symphony, Grand Rapids Symphony, Reno Philharmonic and more. Tickets are $25 to $30 and are available at the Ocean City Music Pier Box Office, by visiting or by calling 609-399-6111.Coming up in September: “Here She Is” – Former Miss America’s in Concert (Sept. 4):  The Ocean City Pops celebrates what was once a Jersey Shore tradition as former Miss Americas join the Pops in a concert featuring a musical journey through Broadway, pop and opera.Miss America 2002 Katie Harman Ebner and Miss America 1998 Kate Shindle will step off the iconic pageant runway and onto the Music Pier stage as special guest vocalists. These former Miss America’s have been recognized around the world for their vocal achievements. Tickets are $20 to $30. Tickets are available at or by calling 609-399-6111.A performance of “Amazing Grace” by bagpiper Jeff Tuthill, of Seaville, served as an emotional moment at the 9/11 ceremony in 2018.9/11 Remembrance Ceremony (Sept. 11): “A Day to Remember” will include music, prayer and reflections on the memory of lives lost and on the community spirit that was renewed in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. All are encouraged to attend at 6 p.m. at the Ocean City Tabernacle, 550 Wesley Avenue. Symphony Night at the Pops (Sept. 11): Cody Austin and the world-class musicians of the Ocean City Pops are the stars of the show. The orchestra will be at its best as Maestro Vince Lee leads some of the greatest and most-beloved music in history, featuring favorites such as Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony and selections from Wagner’s operatic Ring Cycle. Tickets are $20 to $25. Tickets are available at or by calling 609-399-6111.Bill Scheible Returns (Sept. 14): The Pops’ retired maestro and artistic director returns to conduct a program featuring the most recent winners of the Esther Weil student competition at the Music Pier. Tickets are $15 to $20. Tickets are available at or by calling 609-399-6111.Walk To Defeat ALS (Sept. 14): This two-mile walk on the Boardwalk raises funds to support patient services and research. Registration is 9 a.m. and the walk will start at 10 a.m. Registration is at the practice field at Sixth Street and Boardwalk. For more information, visit City Airport Festival (Sept. 14): Annual festival at the Municipal Airport, 26th Street and Bay Avenue. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Features include a ground display of unusual airplanes ranging from World War II Planes to Classics and Warbirds. The event will feature a parachute jump from Team Fastrax. For more information, call 609-399-6111.Parachute Pyrotechnic Show (Sept. 14): The show consists of several highly trained and specially licensed Team Fastrax demonstrators exiting the aircraft 6,000 feet above Ocean City’s beach and boardwalk. Brilliant white or multi-colored projectile pyrotechnics are then ignited and flown in formation, creating a dazzling display for spectators on the ground. The jump begins at 8 p.m. with a landing on the Seventh Street Beach. Viewable along the entire Boardwalk.Boardwalk Aerobatic Airshow (Sept. 15): Thrill to some of the best stunt pilots and aerobatic champions in the world plus military demonstrations. The show begins at 1 p.m. and is best viewed from Sixth Street to 14th Street along the beach and Boardwalk. For more information, call 609-399-6111.Two planes fly in close formation while performing a daring maneuver at the Ocean City Aerobatic Air Show in 2017. (Courtesy Ian Crowley) Josh Gracin will be part of the country music concert at the Ocean City Music Pier this Friday. (Photo courtesy of Ocean City)last_img read more

Study: Evictions linked to coronavirus deaths

first_img Last January, the official point-in-time count of homeless people totaled about 5,500 in Indiana (V. Carter) A new study is directly linking evictions to coronavirus deaths.Though a statewide moratorium on evictions has been lifted by state lawmakers, there is still a federal moratorium on evictions in place from the Centers for Disease Control. But, that’s only if you meet the qualifications under the moratorium.Still, many Hoosiers are being evicted anyway by landlords, according to the tenant advocacy group Prosperity Indiana.A similar group call the National Housing Project cites a study from the University of Pennsylvania that found every 70 households evicted during the pandemic corresponded with at least one additional coronavirus death.“That means that there could easily be 3,500 to 4,500 additional deaths in Indiana unless we successfully prevent those evictions,” said Prosperity Indiana policy director Andrew Bradley to WISH-TV.Bradley said the federal moratorium doesn’t explicitly protect tenants for non-payment of their rent, even if they do meet requirements under the moratorium that say you have to have made every effort to get government rental assistance and other similar requirements.Bradley said tenants up for eviction should take their case to court and argue that it should.“The effect is going to be the same,” said Bradley. “If people are put out on the streets, then that still increases the threat to public health if they’re not able to be stably housed.”Bradley said right now it’s estimated that 248,000 to 313,000 Hoosier households are at risk of eviction. Study: Evictions linked to coronavirus deaths WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest Previous articleMichigan woman arrested after near head-on crash with Indiana State TrooperNext articleWalmart pre-cut fruit recalled due to listeria contamination Network Indiana Google+ Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest IndianaLocalNews By Network Indiana – October 6, 2020 0 337 last_img read more

Griffin Leader

first_imgGrowing up in Texas, Lew Hunnicutt always dreamed of owning a cattle ranch and being a cowboy. But, thanks to his grandmother’s encouragement, he enrolled in college and eventually earned a bachelor’s degree, three master’s degrees and one doctorate. He will continue to spend time in academia now as the new assistant provost and campus director of the University of Georgia Griffin Campus.Hunnicutt joined the university on Nov. 1, 2015, replacing Jerry Arkin, who led the campus for 27 years. He is tasked with guiding the research programs in Griffin as well as the academic program, which is comprised of courses and degrees from five UGA colleges. This is no small task for someone whose high school graduating class consisted of 10 people. “I was the highest ranking boy,” Hunnicutt said. “But seriously, education opened many doors for a boy from a small town in Texas.”Hunnicutt comes to UGA from Frank Phillips College in the Texas Panhandle, where he served as vice president of extended services. During his 12-year tenure there, he led the development of two branch campuses and saw enrollment rise on those campuses from 17 students to more than 300 per year.Building a community-focused academic program is his forte and feels the Griffin Campus is “a great match” for him.“(When I first heard about the position), I thought UGA was too big. But I now have the power of one of the biggest universities in the state (behind me), and I get to live in a great town like Griffin,” he said.He calls the preliminary interviews “a grueling process,” but says answering the questions in the allotted six- to seven-minute timeframes was the hardest part. “It was tough for me to do that. I really had to practice, but I got a call the next day from the vice provost inviting me to come to interview. They said I was the most direct person they interviewed,” he said.Before applying for the position, Hunnicutt strolled the streets of Griffin virtually through Google Maps. After interviewing in Griffin, he gained a feel for the campus. “I saw that this community truly supports the campus. After I interviewed, I really, really wanted this job. I haven’t wanted many things really, really badly, but I wanted this,” he said.He also interviewed with UGA groups in Athens and Griffin, as well as representatives from the Griffin-Spalding County community. Even Georgia’s mid-August humid weather didn’t discourage him.As the successful candidate, Hunnicutt made his home in the Spalding County area of Brooks, just a 10-minute drive from the UGA Griffin Campus. “I grew up in a town of 300 (people), so Griffin is almost metropolitan to me. Everyone I have met has been very friendly and welcoming. I haven’t met one grumpy person yet and that speaks volumes for Griffin,” he said. “I don’t know if all Texans are welcomed as much, but I sure have been.”Now set to focus on his mission, Hunnicutt says the UGA Griffin Campus has already jumped the biggest hurdle of growing an academic program – getting community support. “The community has done so many good things for the university and vice versa. There’s so much potential in Griffin, and we already have the community support and that’s what’s tough to get,” he said. “I don’t care how good your programs are, if you don’t have community support, you will not be successful.”He sees “tremendous potential for growth” in the academic program and plans to target high school students. “I love working and engaging with high school students. I’ve worked with students beginning in as early as fourth grade. They need to know that UGA Griffin is here and that they are going to go to here one day,” he said. Hunnicutt praises the campus’s recruitment efforts, but says more focus needs to be put on helping high school students prepare for the first two years of college that are required for transferring to the Griffin Campus. He’s no stranger to university research, the other major focus of his job. He earned an undergraduate degree in animal science and worked with native grasses, range and grazing management of cattle and sheep in graduate school. “I want to be an involved-in-everything kind of guy. I get to be the head of the spear, but I have a whole bunch of people beneath me doing amazing work,” he said.Hunnicutt has a unique perspective on leading the campus. “I’m going to approach this like eating an elephant; I’m going to take one small bite at a time and eventually finish it. The learning curve is a straight line, and straight up right now, but I thrive on that. I like to call challenges, ‘opportunities.’ We will always be UGA, but we are developing our own style in Griffin that includes the research and academics. From a research standpoint, the 128-year history has made us one of the best and let’s face it, there’s no other better place to get a degree than UGA.”He also plans to work closely with and listen to the UGA Griffin Campus Board of Visitors and the community. “If there is a program we really need to have on the Griffin Campus, let me know. This will allow me to take it up the ladder,” he said. Hunnicutt can be contacted at (770) 228-7263 or [email protected]last_img read more

Paul Merson tells Arsenal to sign three players – including Manchester City defender John Stones

first_img Arsenal v Man City: Pep Guardiola press conferenceTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 11:24FullscreenArsenal v Man City: Pep Guardiola press conference is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.‘If you look at the quality of City versus Liverpool and the North London Derby, it’s chalk and cheese really.‘And with the squad City have, they have to be favourites to win the FA Cup. If they’re in trouble they can bring on five top class subs!’Manchester City go into the FA Cup semi-final having won their last three Premier League matches and 22 points above Arsenal in the table.Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page.MORE: Mikel Arteta responds to Arsenal legend’s on Arsenal transfer chief EduMORE: Saliba sends farewell message to Saint-Etienne before joining Arsenal Paul Merson tells Arsenal to sign three players – including Manchester City defender John Stones Paul Merson says Arsenal still need to sign three new players (Picture: Sky Sports)Paul Merson believes Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta needs to sign at least three players this summer – and says Manchester City defender John Stones would be a welcome addition.The Gunners have endured another turbulent season, with the club only winning 13 of their 36 Premier League fixtures under first Unai Emery and more recently Arteta.Arsenal are currently ninth in the table – nine points behind fourth-placed Leicester City – although could boost their season by winning the FA Cup and face Man City in the semi-finals on Saturday evening.Merson is concerned about the quality of Arteta’s squad and says Arsenal need to sign a centre-back, central midfielder and striker this summer.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTAnd the Gunners legend has endorsed Arsenal’s pursuit of City and England defender Stones, who has been linked with a move to the Emirates recently.‘Arsenal need a centre-back, a central midfielder and another striker. The whole spine of the team really,’ Merson told Starsport.‘And I think he might go for John Stones at Manchester City. Pep Guardiola doesn’t seem to trust him, and Arteta has worked with him before. Advertisement Commentcenter_img The Gunners have been linked with a move for Manchester City defender John Stones (Picture: Getty)‘Arsenal need an out and out defender, not another David Luiz who knows how to play the ball out from the back but makes a lot of mistakes.‘But Stones is English, young enough to improve, and Arteta will know all about him and know he fits into the system.’Looking ahead to Arsenal’s FA Cup semi-final against Manchester City, Merson added: ‘I expect City to win.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘Arsenal have a chance because it’s a one-off game and anything can happen. If they defend like they did against Liverpool it could get interesting.‘But that’s the thing with Arsenal, you can’t rely on them to play with any consistency and they would have to get massively lucky to get to the final.‘Arteta said himself the gap to the top two is enormous and he’s dead right. Arsenal are a million miles away. Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 18 Jul 2020 9:23 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link238Shares Advertisementlast_img read more

Real estate: Land is ‘flying off the shelves’ on the Tablelands

first_imgZach Reid from First National Real Estate Atherton . PIC: SuppliedLand has been “flying off the shelves” in the Tablelands with real estate agents explaining sales were being driven by government money available to build a new home.Zach Reid from First National Real Estate Atherton said that, during the past month, land sales had taken up “a reasonable percentage” of business with blocks that have been on the market for years suddenly snapped up.“Land has traditionally been hard to sell in the Tablelands and, as an example, the blocks at Sunset Ridge have been available for two years with only one of the 11 sold in the first 18 months,” he said. Land for sale. PIC: Darren Leigh Roberts“In the past three months nine have sold – it would have been all 10 but a contract fell apart due to finance – and we’re seeing that in the other parts of Atherton. As the land is selling we’re seeing people pushing out further to take advantage of the grants.”Mr Reid said it was predominantly first-home owners taking advantage of the $45,000 in grants established to stimulate local economies.More from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms2 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns2 days agoAurelia Rogato from Rogato Real Estate said her Mareeba office “had never seen so much action” with land sales.“There’s interest from first-home owners because receiving $45,000 from the government is unprecedented,” she said.“The estates are very popular but even the five-acre blocks are getting a lot of ­interest, out in places like Rodeo Acres where the land starts at $219,000.”last_img read more

12 Rescued from Stricken Bitumen Tanker

first_imgTwelve seafarers of Indian nationality, manning the Panama-flagged asphalt-bitumen tanker Durban Queen have been rescued by the French frigate Cassard, after their vessel got into trouble in the Persian Gulf on November 20.The French Defense Ministry informed that the frigate was preparing for refuelling at sea when it received a distress call from the nearby tanker.A helicopter was sent to the stricken vessel, which had listed and was taking on water. Four crew members from the tanker were airlifted to a nearby merchant vessel, while the remaining eight mariners were evacuated to the frigate.The ministry added that some of the mariners suffered minor injuries and that they were provided with medical assistance.The crew was subsequently transferred to commercial vessel Sea Princess, as the frigate proceeded to Kuwait for bilateral exercise Pearl of the West.last_img read more

Dangerous paedophiles to be caged indefinitely

first_imgNote – loaded heading by Dominion PostDominion Post 11 May 2012Dangerous child sex offenders are to be caged indefinitely in purpose-built pens behind the wire, after Cabinet gave the green light to new public protection orders. The move comes as the Government yesterday introduced tough new bail laws to fulfil National’s pre-election law and order pledges. Justice Minister Judith Collins said Cabinet had signed off on public protection orders, and she expected to introduce related legislation to Parliament at the end of the year. Under the proposals, authorities would apply to the High Court for an order – and offenders would be able to ask for a review. The proposals would apply to a small number of “incredibly dangerous” sex offenders – estimated at between five and 12 in a decade – assessed as being at risk of sexual or violent reoffending. Ms Collins said extended supervision orders – by which an offender on release would be monitored 24 hours a day – were not adequate.……Officials were working on proposals likely to see the offenders housed in “something like a flatting situation … in one of our prisons where there is large amounts of land”, she said. read more

Carlingford on Cheltenham course

first_img The John Kiely-trained gelding snatched the spoils in the Hennessy Gold Cup on Sunday under a vintage ride from Tony McCoy, just over 24 hours after he announced he is to retire by the end of the season. Carlingford Lough could now get the chance to give McCoy a third triumph in the Cheltenham showpiece before he hangs up his saddle. Connections of Carlingford Lough have the Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup firmly in their sights after the nine-year-old gained an unforgettable victory at Leopardstown. “That was very good. He won nicely and stayed on well. John Kiely had him in great shape and it was a great day,” said Frank Berry, racing manager to owner JP McManus. “I don’t see why he can’t go for the Gold Cup after that. It’s an open race. You’d like to think they all performed up to their best on Sunday. “He’s come out of the race good this morning. If he’s OK in the next couple of weeks, there’s no reason why he shouldn’t go there.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more