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 …
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.
Friday, October 7, 2011
Escape the suburbs and spend an afternoon on the farm
Thanks for checking out our new feature. Every Friday, we will suggest one event or activity to do on the weekend that won't break the bank. Introducing Cheap Date. You’re never too old to pick a pumpkin from a patch or an apple from a tree, so this week we suggest you head out to Patterson Fruit Farm in Geauga County. You can shop at the market for fresh, locally-grown items or visit the farms and pick your own produce. There's also a Family Fun Fest that continues until Halloween where you can get lost in the corn maze or ride on a horse-drawn wagon. Or you don't have to buy anything at all and you can admire the beauty of the area and walk along the open paths. If you do venture into the orchards, make sure you wear shoes that you don't…