Carlisle school board expected to place renewal levy on May ballot

Published: Monday, January 22, 2018 @ 2:03 PM


            The Carlisle Board of Education is expected to approve placing a five-year, 6.05-mill renewal levy for operating expenses today Jan. 22, 2017, on the May 8 primary election ballot. FILE PHOTO
The Carlisle Board of Education is expected to approve placing a five-year, 6.05-mill renewal levy for operating expenses today Jan. 22, 2017, on the May 8 primary election ballot. FILE PHOTO

The Carlisle Board of Education is expected to proceed in placing a five-year, 6.05-mill operating renewal levy on the May 8 primary election ballot at its board meeting today.

The levy generates $993,222 a year for district operating expenses. District officials said there would be no increase to taxpayers.

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If approved in May, it will continue to cost $185.28 a year for the owner of a home valued at $100,000, according to the Warren County Auditor’s Office.

The board began the two-part process to place the levy on the May ballot after approving a resolution of necessity at its Dec. 18 meeting.

The board will meet at 6 p.m. today in the Choir/Lecture Room at Carlisle High School.

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Broward County Sheriff visits Parkland school shooting victim in hospital

Published: Sunday, February 18, 2018 @ 8:57 PM

Victims of the Florida High School Mass Shooting

The Broward County sheriff said he was honored to visit a young student who survived the Feb. 14 South Florida school shooting that's left a community reeling. 

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The Broward County Sheriff's Office published a photo of Sheriff Scott Israel holding the hand of Anthony Borges, 15, in his hospital room.

"Fortunately, he is recovering -- but has a long road ahead with more surgeries needed," the Sheriff's Office posted. "Please join us in praying for the swift recovery of Anthony and all the other victims of this horrific criminal act."

The Sheriff's Office said in the Facebook post that Borges was shot five times during the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland.

Seventeen people, including students and staff, were killed in the shooting.

Nikolas Cruz, 19, who admitted to the shooting, remains in custody at the Broward County jail after being ordered held without bond on 17 counts of premeditated murder.

As memorials for the shooting victims continue, students are demanding tighter gun control and walkouts are being planned in the wake of the tragedy. 

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Woman threatens to ‘blow off’ head of Dayton postal worker

Published: Sunday, February 18, 2018 @ 8:28 PM

Union police are investigating theft of mail and packages from mailboxes and porches in their city. Investigations of incidents are also underway in Miami and Darke counties./STAFF PHOTO
Breaking News Staff
Union police are investigating theft of mail and packages from mailboxes and porches in their city. Investigations of incidents are also underway in Miami and Darke counties./STAFF PHOTO(Breaking News Staff)

Federal postal workers in Dayton were threatened by a woman whose mail they will no longer deliver.

Dayton police are investigating an aggravated menacing complaint from 1:45 p.m. Friday at the U.S. Postal Service office in the 4300 block of West Third Street.

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The female suspect is accused of spitting at the postal office supervisor and being belligerent.

“(The worker) advised (the woman’s) mail was no longer being delivered to her home address due to threats made to the mail carrier,” the police report reads.

The woman is required to pick up her mail at the office and show her photo identification each time.

Panhandler gets 20 cents, followed by court summons from police

On Friday, the woman reportedly “lost it” upon getting her mail, and threatened to “blow off the worker’s head,” according to the police report.

“(She) then used her index finger and thumb to make the shape of a gun and then pulled her hand back, making the motion of a gun being fired,” the report reads. “(The woman) then spit at (the worker) ... the saliva landed on the left sleeve of his shirt.”

While the woman was in the parking lot, she reportedly continued to scream racial slurs at the worker. 

Dayton police are continuing to investigate.

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Panhandler gets 20 cents, followed by court summons from police

Published: Sunday, February 18, 2018 @ 7:54 PM

Dayton police arrest a man for distribution in a right of way.
Dayton police arrest a man for distribution in a right of way.

Police here issued a summons to appear in court for a panhandling offense. 

The Dayton police report states a 62-year-old man stepped off a curb and into the roadway to accept 20 cents from a vehicle around 4:30 p.m. Sunday in the 600 block of South Jefferson Street near U.S. 35 East.

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He was issued a summons to appear for a charge of distribution in a right of way, according to the police report.

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Study: Common household chore just as damaging as smoking 20 cigarettes a day

Published: Saturday, February 17, 2018 @ 10:05 AM

Household Chore Could Be Just As Damaging As Smoking A Pack Of Cigarettes A Day

Love to keep a tidy home? The chemicals in common cleaning sprays could be detrimental to your respiratory system, according to a new report. 

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Researchers from universities in Norway recently conducted a study, published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, to determine how cleaners may contribute to lung decline over time. 

"While the short-term effects of cleaning chemicals on asthma are becoming increasingly well-documented, we lack knowledge of the long-term impact," senior author Cecile Svanes said in a statement. "We feared that such chemicals, by steadily causing a little damage to the airways day after day, year after year, might accelerate the rate of lung function decline that occurs with age."

For their assessment, the researchers examined the lungs of more than 6,200 women and men from 22 health institutions, following them over a course of 20 years. During that time span, the participants were asked if they cleaned their homes and if they were professional cleaners. If so, they were also required to record how much they used typical liquid cleaning products. 

After analyzing the results, they found that women who cleaned as little as once a week had an accelerated lung decline risk. In fact, they said using cleaning products for 20 years is equivalent to smoking 20 cigarettes a day for 10 to 20 years for women. Men who cleaned did not see the same decline as women who cleaned.

The scientists said they were initially shocked by the results. "However, when you think of inhaling small particles from cleaning agents that are meant for cleaning the floor and not your lungs, maybe it is not so surprising after all," they wrote.

They believe the cleaning chemicals irritate the mucous membranes that line the airways, which causes damage. To lower the risk, the British Lung Foundation suggests looking for products that are labeled "allergy friendly" as they have fewer chemicals. 

While the researchers acknowledge their study included very few people who did not clean, they said their findings are strong. 

"The take-home message of this study is that in the long run cleaning chemicals very likely cause rather substantial damage to your lungs," they wrote. "These chemicals are usually unnecessary; microfiber cloths and water are more than enough for most purposes.”

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