Archive for the ‘Local Interest’ Category

NFL TV Coverage Maps for Pittsburgh/Youngstown/Wheeling Markets for Week 2

September 14, 2010

With the exception of Weeks 3 and 17 this is the most Sunday afternoon games on the schedule all season and there is unanimity on CBS both early and late in the tri-state area.  At 1pm all local affiliates will have Pittsburgh @ Tennessee with Kevin Harlan and Solomon Wilcots on the call.  We shall see if Harlan, confusing this with basketball season, tells us the starters are on the field on defense 80 times in this game.  Anyhow the interesting thing to note is that Kansas City @ Cleveland will NOT be shown by WKBN; they have apparently made the decision at the beginning of the season to moreso be a secondary market of Pittsburgh than of Cleveland.  Those of you that do get the Browns in northern Ohio will have Don Criqui and Steve Beurlein.  The late game at 4:15 is New England @ New York Jets with Jim Nantz and Phil Simms.  On Fox Youngstown and Wheeling will get a 1pm game Chicago @ Dallas with Joe Buck and Troy Aikman.  Pittsburgh will wait until 4:05 to show Seattle @ Denver with Kenny Albert, Moose, and Goose.  The 8:25 game on NBC is the New York Giants @ Indianapolis (Manning Bowl) with Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth and the Monday Night game on ESPN is New Orleans @ San Francisco with Mike Tirico, Ron Jaworski, and Jon Gruden.  And, of course, those that get the NFL Red Zone Channel will have its customary continuous live whip around the league all day Sunday.  As always this info courtesy of the506.com and subject to change.

PennDOT Making Driving a Challenge (Again)

July 6, 2010

From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:

Traffic will be reduced to a single lane in both directions on the Parkway West overnight starting at 10 p.m. today and Wednesday in the area of the Steubenville Pike interchange, during bridge painting.

The outbound off-ramp to Robinson Town Centre will be closed from 10 p.m. Thursday to 6 a.m. Monday for milling and resurfacing.

Outbound traffic will be reduced to one lane between Steubenville Pike and Robinson Town Centre from 10 p.m. Friday through 6 a.m. Monday during resurfacing. Also, a lane closure is possible inbound between Green Tree and the Fort Pitt Tunnel starting at 9 p.m. nightly through Friday.

You have been warned.

Museum of Ceramics

June 30, 2010

I got the below e-mail and it asks recipients to share.  I can do that:

Dear fellow Potters,   On behalf of the board of the Museum of Ceramics Foundation, and the staff of the Museum of Ceramics, we are all eagerly awaiting your visit this week when you are in town for the All Class Reunion.  You would also be doing us a great favor if you would please forward this invitation to visit for free to all your friends and family and fellow classmates. Thank you in advance for your assistance in this, whether it be visiting or forwarding it along to others.    Sincerely, Sarah W. Vodrey, Director
Proud to be associated with ELHS Class of 1977
The Museum of Ceramics 400 East Fifth Street East Liverpool, Ohio 43920 http://www.TheMuseumOfCeramics.org 1-800-600-7180 330-386-6001

THE MUSEUM OF CERAMICS

Welcomes  All  2010 Reunion Visitors!!!

This is YOUR museum!

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Our gift to you is:

FREE  ADMISSION

Tuesday June 29th through Saturday July 3rd

Special Reunion Hours:

Tuesday June 29th & Wednesday June 30th: Open 9:30-3:30,

Thursday July 1st through Saturday July 3rd: Open 9:30-9:00 PM

It would really help us if you could visit the museum this week

as we are trying to raise money to install an elevator

and become fully handicap accessible

Enter our $1.00 Lotus Ware RaffleX

Come in to try and win a rare porcelain

Lotus Ware Shell Dish, by KT&K (1890s)

(donated by ardent museum supporters to raise money for our elevator project)

[drawing will be held after we sell 1,000 tickets—you do not have to be present to win]

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Stop in and make a 2-minute personal video history recording your family’s

connections to area potteries for our new CLAY CHRONICLES.

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Limited edition 2010 REUNION MUGS, T-SHIRTS, Pottery Shard Jewelry & many other

unique local souvenirs & books available ONLY in the Museum Gift Shop

Special movie in our air-conditioned theater every 15 minutes.

See pottery being made by hand on Friday morning July 2nd between 10 AM-noon.

Call 330-386-6001 to schedule a free guided tour for your reunion group.

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The Museum of Ceramics is on the corner of Broadway & Fifth Streets, East Liverpool,

up the street from the Carnegie Library. Visit www.TheMuseumOfCeramics.org, 330-386-6001

Tin Soldiers & Nixon’s Coming

May 3, 2010

40 years ago, May 4, 1970 4 people were gunned down by National Guardsmen on the campus of Kent St University.  Far be it from me to write a comprehensive or insightful essay; for a full accounting I would recommend James Michener’s Kent State: What Happened and Why written in 1971.  But I think it important to mark the solemn anniversary (12:23pm on May 4th for those looking for a precise time).  So I will be more commercial and simply offer the lyrics to the Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young protest song “Ohio” written in the immediate aftermath:

Tin soldiers and Nixon’s comin’.
We’re finally on our own.
This summer I hear the drummin’.
Four dead in Ohio.

Gotta get down to it.
Soldiers are gunning us down.
Should have been done long ago.
What if you knew her and
Found her dead on the ground?
How can you run when you know?

Na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na.
Na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na.
Na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na.
Na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na.

Gotta get down to it.
Soldiers are cutting us down.
Should have been done long ago.
What if you knew her and
Found her dead on the ground?
How can you run when you know?

Tin soldiers and Nixon’s comin’.
We’re finally on our own.
This summer I hear the drummin’.
Four dead in Ohio.
Four dead in Ohio.
Four dead in Ohio.
Four dead in Ohio.
Four dead in Ohio.
Four dead in Ohio.
Four dead in Ohio.
Four dead in Ohio.
Four dead in Ohio.
Four dead in Ohio.

*UPDATE* Good article in Tuesday’s USA Today:

http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2010-05-03-kent-state_N.htm?csp=mostpopular

Ohio Judge Suggests Packing Heat

April 9, 2010

Copy/pasted from Salon.com

A judge in an Ohio county is urging citizens to be vigilant and carry firearms because of budget cuts to the sheriff’s department.

Ashtabula (ash-tuh-BYOO’-luh) County Common Pleas Judge Alfred Mackey tells Cleveland’s WKYC-TV that the cuts mean citizens should arm themselves and watch out for their neighbors.

The northeast Ohio county is the state’s largest in area and is mostly rural. With deputies assigned to transport prisoners and serve warrants, one radio car is assigned to patrol 720 square miles.

Sheriff William Johnson has threatened to sue county commissioners to have some of his department’s funding restored.

I Am Not Usually One to Advocate Violence

April 9, 2010

But the planet would really be better off if Fred Phelps weren’t around anymore:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/09/us/09westboro.html?src=un&feedurl=http%3A%2F%2Fjson8.nytimes.com%2Fpages%2Fnational%2Findex.jsonp

The Seedy Side of Massey Energy

April 7, 2010

Its owner has more or less tried to buy the West Virginia Supreme Court, among other things:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/07/us/07company.html?th&emc=th

Time will tell if this week’s tragedy was caused by lax safety of horrible bad luck.  But Massey’s track record isn’t good.

Homer Laughlin, Hall China to Merge

March 26, 2010

The two East Liverpool area potteries will combine:

http://www.reviewonline.com/page/content.detail/id/525293.html?nav=5008

Hopefully the marriage will allow the remaining portion of the local pottery industry to remain vibrant.  And I encourage my readers to become plate turners and look for their back stamps!

Keep A Close Eye on the Ohio

March 11, 2010

A mixture of the melting of February and potentially moderate to heavy rainfall the next couple days has the potential to cause serious flooding in the Upper Ohio Valley.  There are several alerts from the National Weather Service that will will copy/past below:

THE FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR THE OHIO RIVER AT MONTGOMERY * FROM SUNDAY EVENING TO MONDAY MORNING. * AT 10:00 PM THURSDAY THE STAGE WAS 17.5 FEET. * MINOR FLOODING IS POSSIBLE. * FLOOD STAGE IS 33.0 FEET. * FORECAST… FLOOD STAGE MAY BE REACHED BY SUNDAY EVENING.

More Information

… THE FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVERS IN PENNSYLVANIA… OHIO… WEST VIRGINIA… OHIO RIVER AT PITTSBURGH AFFECTING ALLEGHENY COUNTY OHIO RIVER AT DASHIELDS AFFECTING ALLEGHENY COUNTY OHIO RIVER AT MONTGOMERY AFFECTING COLUMBIANA… BEAVER AND HANCOCK COUNTIES OHIO RIVER AT EAST LIVERPOOL AFFECTING COLUMBIANA… JEFFERSON… BEAVER AND HANCOCK COUNTIES OHIO RIVER AT WELLSVILLE AFFECTING COLUMBIANA COUNTY OHIO RIVER NEAR NEW CUMBERLAND AFFECTING JEFFERSON AND HANCOCK COUNTIES OHIO RIVER AT STEUBENVILLE AFFECTING JEFFERSON AND BROOKE COUNTIES

OHIO RIVER AT WELLSBURG AFFECTING JEFFERSON AND BROOKE COUNTIES OHIO RIVER AT PIKE ISLAND AFFECTING BELMONT… JEFFERSON AND OHIO COUNTIES OHIO RIVER AT WHEELING AFFECTING BELMONT AND OHIO COUNTIES OHIO RIVER AT MOUNDSVILLE AFFECTING MARSHALL COUNTY OHIO RIVER AT POWHATAN POINT AFFECTING BELMONT… MONROE AND MARSHALL COUNTIES MONONGAHELA RIVER NEAR CHARLEROI AFFECTING FAYETTE… WASHINGTON AND WESTMORELAND COUNTIES MONONGAHELA RIVER NEAR ELIZABETH AFFECTING ALLEGHENY… WASHINGTON AND WESTMORELAND COUNTIES MONONGAHELA RIVER AT BRADDOCK AFFECTING ALLEGHENY COUNTY ALLEGHENY RIVER AT CW BILL YOUNG DAM AFFECTING ALLEGHENY COUNTY YOUGHIOGHENY RIVER AT SUTERSVILLE AFFECTING ALLEGHENY AND WESTMORELAND COUNTIES

. RUNOFF FROM A COMBINATION OF MELTING SNOW AND FORECAST RAINFALL THROUGH THE NEXT 60 HOURS MAY BRING MANY OF THE FORECAST POINTS ALONG THE YOUGHIOGHENY, CHEAT, MONONGAHELA, CONEMAUGH AND OHIO RIVERS ABOVE FLOOD STAGE. C.W. BILL YOUNG DAM ON THE ALLEGHENY RIVER MAY ALSO REACH FLOOD STAGE. FLOODING MAY START ALONG THE CHEAT, YOUGHIOGHENY, AND CONEMAUGH RIVERS FRIDAY. THE RAINFALL FORECAST WILL BE REFINED AS WE PROGRESS INTO THE WEEKEND. RAINFALL TOTALS OF GREATER THAN TWO INCHES BY LATER IN THE WEEKEND WILL PRODUCE LARGER RISES THAN FORECAST.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

SAFETY MESSAGE… A WATCH MEANS THAT FLOODING IS POSSIBLE BUT NOT A CERTAINTY. RAINFALL OF [… ] INCHES TO [… ] MAY CAUSE FLOODING. ACTUAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS AND POTENTIAL FLOODING WILL ULTIMATELY DEPEND ON THE DIRECTION AND SPEED OF THE STORM. PEOPLE IN THE WATCH AREA SHOULD KEEP AN EYE ON THE WEATHER AND BE PREPARED FOR IMMEDIATE ACTION SHOULD HEAVY RAINS AND FLOODING OCCUR OR A RIVER FLOOD WARNING BE ISSUED.

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.. FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING…

THE FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

* PORTIONS OF EAST CENTRAL OHIO… PENNSYLVANIA AND WEST VIRGINIA… INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS… IN EAST CENTRAL OHIO… BELMONT… COLUMBIANA… JEFFERSON OH AND MONROE. IN PENNSYLVANIA… ALLEGHENY… ARMSTRONG… BEAVER… BUTLER… CLARION… FOREST… GREENE… JEFFERSON PA… LAWRENCE… MERCER… VENANGO AND WASHINGTON. IN WEST VIRGINIA… BROOKE… HANCOCK… MARION… MARSHALL… MONONGALIA… OHIO AND WETZEL.

* THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING

* THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CONTINUES TO ADVISE THAT SMALL STREAMS NOW SWOLLEN FROM THE CONTINUED SNOW MELT MAY BEGIN TO FLOOD STARTING TONIGHT. PERIODS OF RAIN TONIGHT INTO SUNDAY… AND IN PARTICULAR POTENTIALLY WIDESPREAD HEAVIER RAIN SATURDAY… WILL FURTHER INCREASE THE RISK OF FLOODING FOR SMALL STREAMS AS WELL AS FOR POINTS ALONG THE MONONGAHELA… ALLEGHENY… BEAVER AND UPPER OHIO RIVERS AND THEIR TRIBUTARIES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A FLOOD WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR FLOODING BASED ON CURRENT FORECASTS OF SNOW MELT AND RAINFALL.

YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE ALERT FOR POSSIBLE FLOOD WARNINGS. THOSE LIVING IN AREAS PRONE TO FLOODING SHOULD BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD FLOODING DEVELOP..

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Flood Alerts

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Flood Watch for:
Ashland
Ashtabula Inland
Ashtabula Lakeshore
Athens
Belmont
Carroll
Columbiana
Coshocton
Crawford
Cuyahoga
Erie
Gallia
Geauga
Guernsey
Hancock
Harrison
Holmes
Huron
Jefferson
Knox
Lake
Lawrence
Lorain
Lucas
Mahoning
Marion
Medina
Meigs
Monroe
Morrow
Muskingum
Noble
Ottawa
Portage
Richland
Sandusky
Seneca
Stark
Summit
Trumbull
Tuscarawas
Washington
Wayne
Wood
Wyandot

River Flood Warning for:
Defiance (Tiffin River at Stryker)
Fulton (Tiffin River at Stryker)
Holmes (Killbuck Creek at Killbuck)
Lake (Grand River at Painesville)
Lorain (Black River at Elyria)
Marion (Scioto River at Larue)
Wayne (Killbuck Creek at Killbuck)
Williams (Tiffin River at Stryker)

River Flood Watch for:
Belmont (Ohio River at Pike Island Lock & Dam+D2748)
Belmont (Ohio River at Powhatan Point)
Belmont (Ohio River at Wheeling)
Columbiana
Columbiana (Ohio River at Montgomery Lock & Dam)
Columbiana (Ohio River at Wellsville)
Defiance (St. Joseph River OH/IN at Newville)
Jefferson
Jefferson (Ohio River at New Cumberland Lock & Dam)
Jefferson (Ohio River at Pike Island Lock & Dam+D2748)
Jefferson (Ohio River at Steubenville)
Jefferson (Ohio River at Wellsburg)
Noble (Ohio River at Powhatan Point)
Williams (St. Joseph River OH/IN at Montpelier)

The Streak Is Over

February 28, 2010

For the Oak Glen wrestling team which had won a staggering 13 consecutive West Virginia state wrestling titles.  It was not to be this season as they finished 4th behind Point Pleasant.  It was not necessarily a surprising result as it was a very young squad for retiring coach  Shaw but it is still remarkable.  That could very well be a streak that is never eclipsed.  Congrats Oak Glen on a great run!