The Press Newspaper
Ohio and other parts of the nation may be frozen, but an expert says the world is still warming.
Lonnie Thompson, an Ohio State University professor who has studied the effects of climate on glaciers around the globe, said public opinion on climate change tends to shift in response to cold weather patterns.
"We have a tendency to say, 'Well, if it's cold here; the world must be getting colder.' Well, this is not true," he said. "We live on a huge planet. It's a complex system, and that natural variability that's always been with us continues, even though the longer-term trend is toward warming."
The Oregon Schools Foundation will hold their annual dinner dance and auction fundraiser Saturday, Jan. 25 at 7 p.m. at St. Michael’s Centre, 4001 Navarre Ave., Oregon.
Previously known as the Celebrity Server Dinner Dance & Auction, this year’s event will be known as “Frost Fest.” During the evening, students from Oregon City Schools will trade their books and pencils for white gloves and serve dinner and dessert to all guests as a way to give back to the community.
Bird groups say Camp Perry turbine plans violate law
Plans to install a wind turbine at Camp Perry may be headed to court as the Black Swamp Bird Observatory in Oak Harbor and a national conservation organization have jointly said they intend to file suit against the Ohio National Guard, contending federal law protecting wildlife is being violated.
Preliminary data indicate there were fewer fatalities from traffic crashes last year in area counties than in 2012, reflecting a state-wide trend.
Fatalities from crashes dropped last year in Wood, Lucas and Ottawa counties but increased in Sandusky County, according to figures compiled by the Ohio State Highway Patrol.
The highway patrol said 982 persons died last year in traffic crashes in the state compared to 1,122 in 2012.
A non-profit group that collects clothing and shoes in recycling drop boxes or bins located throughout Northwood asked the city to reconsider their removal.
Robert Thompson, an official with Planet Aid, which collects clothing and shoes for the needy, said his group wants to work with the city to keep the yellow bins in the community.