NEWS BRIEFS


Hot weather pet care tip

Pet care expert and Dog Rescuer Gayla Frances Evans reminds pet owners to keep a watchful eye on your pets and others with the ongoing high temperatures, heat and humidity. Pets kept outside need access to shade at all times to keep them out of the afternoon sun, plenty of fresh water available, and if possible bring them inside during the hottest hours. Hot cars are deadly, Evans said, so whenever possible leave your pets home – better to be safe than sorry. If you are uncomfortable on a hot and humid day, so is your pet. When in doubt don’t leave them out keep them cool and comfortable.

Tiberi honored by OSA

The Ohio Soybean Association (OSA) has announced that Congressman Pat Tiberi (R-OH) has been named one of two Legislators of the Year in recognition of his work on Trade Promotion Authority.

“TPA is a priority for OSA and Ohio soybean farmers,” said Adam Graham, OSA president and soybean farmer from Logan County. “We thank Congressman Tiberi for his dedication to seeing TPA through, as well as his continued support for farmers and Ohio’s number one industry, agriculture.”

Congressman Tiberi has represented Ohio’s 12th congressional district since 2001 and serves on the House Ways and Means Committee.

Miami students abroad

Local Miami University students who studied abroad during the spring 2016 semester included: Ian George of Sunbury, who studied in Ireland; and Nolan Lee of Westerville, who studied in Austria.

Miami is in Oxford, Ohio.

High joins Bureau

Roger High of Richwood has been named director of livestock for Ohio Farm Bureau Federation. He will be responsible for providing the organization with technical expertise and carrying out advocacy efforts within the Public Policy department. He also will serve as executive director of the Ohio Sheep Improvement Association and Ohio Sheep and Wool Program under a contract between the organizations. High previously had many of these responsibilities while holding joint positions with Ohio Farm Bureau and Ohio State University Extension; he recently retired from the university.

High holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Ohio State. He served as Ohio State’s shepherd and flock manager then became sheep Extension program specialist. He has held his joint duties with Farm Bureau, Ohio State and the sheep and wool organizations since 2004. High has been active in Farm Bureau and sheep industry groups locally, at the state level and nationally. He attends Delaware Grace Church.

Portman gave GOP address

On July 30, Senator Rob Portman delivered the weekly Republican radio address to highlight the benefits of the Comprehensive Addiction & Recovery Act (CARA), which was recently signed into law by President Obama. The new law will help combat the heroin and prescription drug epidemic that has impacted hundreds of thousands across Ohio and the country.

OSU Medical ranked second

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is one of the top two hospitals in Ohio according to the latest U.S. News & World Report “Best Hospitals” rankings. Ohio State Wexner Medical Center is second only to Cleveland Clinic in the state, according to the rankings.

This is Ohio State Wexner Medical Center’s 24th consecutive year on the list. With eight ranked and three high-performing specialties, the hospital system is among the 3 percent of the nation’s hospitals ranked in at least one specialty.

Ohio State Wexner Medical Center was again named central Ohio’s No. 1 hospital.

In the 2016-2017 rankings, Ohio State is recognized as a national leader in ear, nose and throat (otolaryngology); nephrology; cardiology and heart surgery; neurology and neurosurgery; pulmonology; diabetes and endocrinology; cancer; and geriatrics.

Record soccer crowd

Another record was recently set at Ohio Stadium. The 2016 International Champions Cup on July 27 drew 86,641 people. While that pales to Ohio State football numbers, it was the largest attendance ever for a soccer match in the state of Ohio.

Paris Saint Germain defeated Real Madrid in the match by a 3-1 score. Also notable was a grass field was installed in the stadium for the first time since 2006.

Alford graduates from Pratt

Westerville resident Heather Alford received a Architecture degree from New York City’s prestigious Pratt Institute at its 127th Commencement ceremony, held at Radio City Music Hall. Heather was one of nearly 1,000 graduating students to be awarded their degree.

WOSU adds new shows

WOSU (89.7 FM) NPR News has added two new shows on Sunday mornings — The New Yorker Radio Hour at 10 a.m.; and Freakonomics Radio at 11 a.m.

WOSU has a radio tower in Delaware County.

Mean Streak to close

Cedar Point recently announced the Mean Streak will close Sept. 16. When it opened in 1991, it was the world’s tallest (161 feet) and fastest (65 mph) wooden roller coaster.

There will be a final riding session on the Mean Streak from 6 to 7 p.m. Sept. 16, with a procession from its FrontierTown home to the park’s “Dead Rides Cemetery.”

More than 26 million guests have ridden the coaster, which has a 155-foot drop.

Roof Masters honored

Roof Masters Co., of Galena, Ohio, was recently honored with CertainTeed Corporation’s ShingleMaster™ Tenured Member Status. The roofing credential represents contractors who are focused on superior standards of workmanship and customer service.

A word to the wise

Timeless advice: “Older people who are reasonable, good-tempered, and gracious will bear aging well. Those who are mean-spirited and irritable will be unhappy at every period of their lives.”

No, it is not from a fortune cookie; it is a direct quote from none other than the Roman orator, Marcus Tullius Cicero, according to the Association of Mature American Citizens. It took a couple of millennia, but his book, How to Grow Old, is finally out in an English-language edition translated from the original Latin by scholar Philip Freeman.

Top accounting firm

Maloney + Novotny, one of Ohio’s largest full-service CPA and business consulting firms, is pleased to announce that it has been named among INSIDE Public Accounting’s (IPA) Top 200 Public Accounting Firms in its sixth annual rankings survey. IPA 200 Firms are ranked by U.S. revenues, with $15 million being the minimum to make the list this year. Maloney + Novotny debuted this year on the IPA 200 at No. 163. They moved up the rankings from 184 last year.

Matthew J. Maloney, the firm’s managing shareholder, had this to say about the ranking: “We are pleased to be included among the IPA 200. Maloney + Novotny’s success can be attributed to our outstanding employees and the confidence and trust our clients have in our work and service.”

The firm has an office in Delaware.

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