Lady Dragons open with 56-49 win over Paint Valley

first_imgHomeSportsLady Dragons open with 56-49 win over Paint Valley Lady Dragons open with 56-49 win over Paint ValleyNovember 23, 2015Peoples DefenderSports0 Reach Mark Carpenter at 937-544-2391 or on Twitter @adamscosports. Top Searches Top Searches Seaman OhioAdams CountyPARK FOR OLIV Freshman Alexa Pennington scored 17 points and hauled down 8 rebounds to help lead the West Union Lady Dragons to a 56-49 win over Paint Valley in their season opener. – Mark Carpenter | People’s Defender Led by a freshman and a pair of seniors, the West Union Lady Dragons got their 2015-16 campaign off to a successful beginning on Nov. 21 as they downed the Paint Valley Lady Bearcats 56-49 as part of the annual Paint Valley Classic that kicks off the season.In the win, freshman Alexa Pennington began her varsity career with an impressive stat line of 17 points, 8 rebounds, 4 blocks, 4 steals, and 4 assists. Experience also came through for the Lady Dragons as senior Mikayla Akers contributed 11 points and 6 rebounds while classmate Kristen Grooms added 9 points and 6 boards.“It’s always nice to get a win and when that win starts off your season, it makes it even better,” said West Union head coach Jason Claytor. “Thins weren’t very easy for us. We got in some foul trouble early and had to manage that in the first half, but we did just that and managed.”The Lady Dragons, perhaps with those first-game jitters, fell behind 10-2 in the first quarter, but rallied back to trail just 14-12 after eight minutes of play.“I thought we were a little nervous early,” said Claytor. “Paint Valley had an advantage because they played the night before and had a chance to get those first game jitters out.”By the halftime intermission, the Lady Dragons had taken a slim 25-24 advantage and increased that just to 38-36 at the end of three quarters. In the final period, the Lady Bearcats took a five-point lead, but West Union battled back in a big way and fought back behind some strong play from Akers and freshman Jaycee Baldwin to eventually claim the seven-point victory.“We didn’t shoot the ball well at all from the perimeter and we struggled from the free throw line, plus we turned the ball over way too much for my liking,” added Claytor. “But we kept fighting and we found a way to win. That is what makes good basketball teams, if you can find a way to win when things aren’t always going your way, you can be destined for great things.”“All in all it was a great way to start the season and something we can build off of. We have a long way to go but this is a big step in the right direction.”The Lady Dragons were back on the court on Tuesday, Nov. 24, hosting the Fayetteville Lady Rockets in their Southern Hills Athletic Conference opener. West Union 56 Paint Valley 491st 2nd 3rd 4th TotalWUHS 12 13 13 18 56PVHS 14 10 12 13 49WUHS (56): Runyan 1 0-0 2, Welch 2 1-1 5, Baldwin 5 0-0 11, Akers 3 3-3 11, Rowe 0 1-2 1, Riddle 0 0-1 0, Grooms 4 1-6 9, Pennington 6 2-3 17, Team 21 8-17 56.Three-Point Goals: Baldwin 1, Akers 2, Pennington 3 Freshman Alexa Pennington scored 17 points and hauled down 8 rebounds to help lead the West Union Lady Dragons to a 56-49 win over Paint Valley in their season opener. https://www.peoplesdefender.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/web1_Pennington.jpgFreshman Alexa Pennington scored 17 points and hauled down 8 rebounds to help lead the West Union Lady Dragons to a 56-49 win over Paint Valley in their season opener. Mark Carpenter | People’s Defender Reach Mark Carpenter at 937-544-2391 or on Twitter @adamscosports.By Mark [email protected]center_img West Union 56 Paint Valley 491st 2nd 3rd 4th TotalWUHS 12 13 13 18 56PVHS 14 10 12 13 49WUHS (56): Runyan 1 0-0 2, Welch 2 1-1 5, Baldwin 5 0-0 11, Akers 3 3-3 11, Rowe 0 1-2 1, Riddle 0 0-1 0, Grooms 4 1-6 9, Pennington 6 2-3 17, Team 21 8-17 56.Three-Point Goals: Baldwin 1, Akers 2, Pennington 3 By Mark Carpenter – [email protected] Powered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay Mama’s Deviled EggsNOW PLAYINGBest Carrot Cake EverNOW PLAYINGApple Pie Bites With Caramel SauceNOW PLAYINGHawaiian Roll Ham SlidersNOW PLAYINGHomemade Caramel SauceNOW PLAYING5 Easy and Delicious Crock Pot Meatball Appetizer RecipesNOW PLAYINGApple Pie BitesNOW PLAYINGOld Fashioned Soft and Buttery Yeast RollsNOW PLAYINGCream Cheese Cake Mix CookiesNOW PLAYINGHow to Slice & Mince Vegetables Like a ProNOW PLAYINGPumpkin Cream Cheese BarsNOW PLAYINGHow to Knead DoughNOW PLAYINGHow to Use a Meat ThermometerNOW PLAYINGSlow Cooker/Crock Pot HintsNOW PLAYINGHow to Quarter a ChickenNOW PLAYINGHow to Clean Garbage DisposalsNOW PLAYINGHow to Clean Stainless Steel SinksNOW PLAYINGHow to Cook Scrambled EggsNOW PLAYINGHow to Peel Hard Boiled EggsNOW PLAYINGHow to Chill a Drink in 2 MinutesNOW PLAYINGHow to Chop an Onion PerfectlyNOW PLAYINGPerfect Bacon Every TimeNOW PLAYINGSweet Alabama PecanbreadNOW PLAYINGParmesan Baked Pork ChopsNOW PLAYINGPrime Rib Roast Au Jus Perfect Every Time! 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Better watch out

first_imgPreviousIndians roll to win #5NextDevils win third straight Around the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterThis Weird Method Can Restore Your Vision Naturally (Watch)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Reach Patricia Beech at 937-544-2391 or at [email protected] Reach Patricia Beech at 937-544-2391 or at [email protected] Better watch outDecember 17, 2015Peoples DefenderNews, Top Stories0 Santa’s elf running loose in Peebles Top Searches Top Searches SchwFotbballSchool Teachers and students arriving at Peebles Elementary School last Monday were greeted by a most unexpected, but welcome visitor. Perched atop the school’s sign, waving at the children as they arrived, was a Scout Elf from the North Pole.For those of you who do not know, Scout Elves are sent by Santa Claus each morning to visit the homes of boys and girls. At night, when the children fall asleep they fly back to the North Pole to report on who has been naughty and who has been nice.However, none of this is possible until the elves are given names, only then do they receive the Christmas magic that allows them to fly home each night.The elf’s appearance at the school caused a lot of excitement inside as the children began searching for the perfect name. They considered Mistletoe, Holly, Jingle, and Snowflake, but in the end everyone decided his name should be Brian.Normally, Christmas Elves are quite shy and prefer to remain indoors perched on mantles, or bed posts, or atop Christmas trees where they can see all that goes one around them. Scout Elves are the most private and secretive of all Santa’s Elves, so it was unclear to school officials why “Brian” had decided to reveal himself so publicly.On Tuesday, Dec. 15, a reporter from The Defender approached the elf as he sat on a pillar outside the school. “Brian,” she asked, “everyone’s dying to know what you’re doing here, can I have an interview?”Brian stood, and bowing deeply replied, “There’s only one rule that you have to follow, so I will come back and be here tomorrow: Please do not touch me, my magic might go, and Santa won’t hear all I’ve seen or I know.”When asked why he had decided to go public, he explained, “As you can see I’ve broken my leg, and must walk around on a hard metal peg. It makes such a racket when I move about, I cannot slip quietly in or out. And, since quiet’s required in my vocation, Santa gave me a new location.”On Wednesday, Dec. 16, Brian appeared on the roof of the school building, directly over the third grade classrooms. When asked why he had chosen that spot he replied that he wished he had not, “The roof is slippery all around, but Police Chief Music will help me get down.”When asked what message he hoped to convey, the Christmas Elf replied, “The world needs all the joy we can send it, I’m just doing what little I can to amend it, by asking others to remember, the true meaning of Christmas each December.”On Thursday morning, Dec. 17, when buses arrived at the school, Brian was nowhere to be found. “Perhaps, it’s the rain that’s kept him away,” a teacher suggested to a group of disappointed children who worried that someone had touched the elf causing him to disappear. However, when they entered the school they discovered Brian sleeping in the trophy case.One little boy, his eyes full of wonder, looked up at his teacher and exclaimed, “He is real!”News of the school’s Christmas visitor spread through the village. Most of the people thought it was a wonderful thing, that was happening, however there were those who were opposed.One townsmen said, “It conditions kids to accept the surveillance state and communicates that it’s okay for other people to spy on you.” And, another remarked, “If you grow up thinking it’s cool for the elves to watch you and report back to Santa, well, then it’s cool for the NSA to watch you and report back to the government.” While yet another demanded, “How do we know he’s even a real elf, and do we really want our children believing that elves are real in the first place?”Not believe in Elves? You might as well not believe in Santa Claus, as the Sun Times once told a little girl named Virginia, a very long time ago. You might as well not believe in fairies. You might get your papa to hire men to watch in all the chimneys on Christmas Eve to catch Santa Claus, but even if you did not see Santa Claus coming down, what would that prove? Nobody sees Santa Claus, but that is no sign that there is no Santa Claus. The most real things in the world are those that neither children nor adults can see. Did you ever see fairies dancing on the lawn? Of course not, but that’s no proof that they are not there. Nobody can conceive or imagine all the wonders there are unseen and unseeable in the world. Only faith, poetry, love, and romance can push aside that curtain and view the supernal beauty and glory beyond.Is Brian the elf real? We, at the Defender conclude, that in all the world, there is nothing else more real and abiding than the elf on the shelf and the Christmas joy he brings to the children whose lives he touches. 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No FailNOW PLAYING Arrow Left #1 Icon Created with Sketch. Arrow right #1 Icon Created with Sketch. center_img HomeNewsBetter watch out Brian the Elf sits atop the Peebles Elementery School, where he was paying particular attention to the third grade classes. Brian is a scout elf who travels daily to the North Pole to report to Santa the activities, good and bad, that have taken place throughout the day. https://www.peoplesdefender.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/web1_Elf1.jpgBrian the Elf sits atop the Peebles Elementery School, where he was paying particular attention to the third grade classes. Brian is a scout elf who travels daily to the North Pole to report to Santa the activities, good and bad, that have taken place throughout the day. Courtesy photo Thursday morning, Brian the elf, exhausted from his nightly trips to the North Pole, was discovered fast asleep in the PES trophy case. https://www.peoplesdefender.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/web1_Elf3.jpgThursday morning, Brian the elf, exhausted from his nightly trips to the North Pole, was discovered fast asleep in the PES trophy case. Patricia Beech | People’s Defender Santa’s elf running loose in PeeblesBy Patricia [email protected] Thursday morning, Brian the elf, exhausted from his nightly trips to the North Pole, was discovered fast asleep in the PES trophy case. – Patricia Beech | People’s Defender Brian the Elf sits atop the Peebles Elementery School, where he was paying particular attention to the third grade classes. Brian is a scout elf who travels daily to the North Pole to report to Santa the activities, good and bad, that have taken place throughout the day. – Courtesy photo By Patricia Beech – [email protected]last_img read more

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Country folks don’t like to waste

first_img Country folks don’t like to wasteMarch 26, 2019Mark CarpenterColumns, Opinion0 By Rick Houser-A few days ago my wife and I were out on a drive and we passed a farm and in front of the farm was a horse-drawn moldboard plow, and fastened to it on a metal pole was their mailbox. I pointed to it and she nodded because this was something new at the end of that driveway but for us it was a sight we have seen for many years spread around the countryside.Over the past couple of decades many farmers and people who have built and moved into the country have decided that to give the place a rustic first appearance an old piece of horse-drawn farm equipment makes a great base for a mailbox and says to the passersby. “Hey you are in the country!” I don’t really know just how the trend of using the old farm equipment began, but I have a good guess.When agriculture moved from horsepower that ate hay to horsepower that burned gasoline and diesel fuel there was much more than just changing out the horses for the tractor. The tractor was just the start of what became as big a change in farming as there had been since the Industrial Revolution. By using a tractor to work in the fields the farmer didn’t have to rest his horses when they got tired, he would just pour in some more gasoline and continue. This meant he could farm more acres and raise more crops and at least on paper, earn more money. But there was one snag that might have been overlooked.That snag was that farm equipment that the horse pulled didn’t convert over to being hitched up to the tractor. Yes, some of the items could be converted to work with the tractor but seldom did it work smoothly so the farmer had to buy the equipment that was designed to hook up to the tractor and one piece of equipment at a time and the old horse-drawn tools were pushed to the back of the shed or barn and for the most part forgotten. This old equipment really didn’t serve a use or a purpose any more but the farmer being a man who wasted not, held on to it.Years passed and the old equipment began to rust and with all this new equipment coming to the farm, space was running out. Something had to be done, but take it to the holler and push it in? Nope the farmer wouldn’t go that far. I don’t know who was the first and I doubt we ever will know but a farmer pulled his old kick rake out by the road and secured it in a place and mounted a mail box on the side or end of it so that the mail carrier could put mail in the box without any trouble. It was a different look for sure and wouldn’t you have just loved to have been there to see the look on the face of the mail carrier? I am sure he looked in his rule book to see if this was legal and when he found no rule against the use of farm equipment being used, he delivered the mail.As time passed, word got around that a furrowing plow could become a base for a mail box and then a cultivator and even the old mowing machine. Not every farmer thought this the answer but if you wanted to do this and you paid him at least the scrap value for his old plow, he would put you in business. Some folks just placed the item out by the road and thought it looked good. That could be questionable but some folks would get real creative and give the drivers by a scene to go with the implement. For example, I saw an old cultivator and the owner had planted morning glories under it so that it would grow up through the cultivator and take it over and the blooms of the morning glory kind of reminded the passer by that the purpose of the cultivator was to eliminate weeds and not let them take over. There was thought put into this.Please don’t let me lead you into thinking that every farmer used this method to put an outdated implement to use and no, this didn’t remove all of the farm equipment either. It did however allow many pieces of equipment to go out with a reason for being. It truly is hard to go out in a better way.Some years you will see more of them and some years less but still to this day it is still a way to display horse- drawn farm equipment. A couple of weeks ago I even saw an old metal crank well housing being used and that for me was a first. But tell me the last time you saw a crank well pump being used at all.As you travel the rural areas of the country look around and you will once in a while still see these old equipment items on display. You see the farmers and those who moved to the country like to show you that is exactly where you are- in the country. Farmers are very proud that they are there and that you are looking at where they are because they are proud to be who they are.What once raised and harvested our crops and fed the world but then became outdated, have at least one more time become an item with a purpose. To be shoved to the back of the barn or even worse just pulled out in back of the barn and left to rust away just doesn’t seem right does it? It is safe to say that when you are out on a drive don’t be too surprised if it looks like the mailman is putting the farmer’s mail into an old corn planter. The mailman is just doing his job. The corn planter now has a new job and it is doing it well.Rick Houser grew up on a farm near Moscow in Clermont County and loves to share stories about his youth and other topics. If you would like to read more of his writings he has two books for sale “There are Places to remember” and “Memories ARE From the Heart.” For more information he can be contacted at [email protected] or mail him at P.O. Box 213 Bethel. Ohio 45106. 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No FailNOW PLAYING Arrow Left #1 Icon Created with Sketch. Arrow right #1 Icon Created with Sketch. PreviousLocal school districts offering Life Skills trainingNextLafferty’s honored for service to community Around the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterThis Weird Method Can Restore Your Vision Naturally (Watch)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. 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Lady Indians host annual Youth Basketball Camp

first_imgPreviousSenior Profile- Darrington White, Manchester High SchoolNextSix from county named All-SHAC Baseball Around the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterThis Weird Method Can Restore Your Vision Naturally (Watch)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. 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Arrow right #1 Icon Created with Sketch. By Mark Carpenter-Basketball camp season is in full force in Adams County and the first to hit the hardwood were the youngsters who attended the Peebles Lady Indians Pee-Wee Camp in late May. The camp was originally set for four days, but had to be cut down to three for a very good reason, the Lady Indians softball squad’s appearance in the OHSAA Final Four on May 31.Success breeds success and Lady Indians’ head coach Billie Jo Justice hopes that her team’s Elite Eight run last season will inspire the younger girls in Peebles to give basketball that little extra effort and the three days of camp were an emphasis on having fun with the game, while working on the basic fundamentals that are so important as the girls move up through the grade levels.Especially after last year’s runs, the current players on the Lady Indians become examples and role models for the younger girls and their presence at basketball camp may be as important as anyone who attends.“it’s always fun to watch the high school girls working with the younger kids,” said Coach Justice. “We had a good turnout and I want to thank all the sponsors for their support.”“I like teaching kids the basics, the things that I learned at their age that really still help me today,” said Madison Beekman, a senior-to-be in the upcoming school year. It’s really good to see all these girls out here participating and getting better at the game of basketball.”Likely to at some point soon be the all-time leading scorer in Lady Indians history, junior-to-be Jacey Justice was also part of the contingent of players who were “helper” at the recent camp.“I like to see these kids grow over the three days we are here,” said Justice. “Watching them progress from not being able to dribble at all to being able to dribble up and down the court and just keep getting better as the camp goes along is satisfying to see. I love when the kids come up to me and say ’ Oh, I saw you hit this shot during a game and I really want to be like you’, and that makes me feel good and makes me want to just keep getting better myself and keep inspiring them.”The 2019 Lady Indians camp was for second through sixth graders and the participants and high school “helpers’ are pictured in the photo above: Front row, from left, Josie McGhee, Jillian Bailey, Elizabeth Boldman, Kendi Minton, Zaylee McClanahan, Emma Rhoads, and Allina Leggett: Middle row, from left, Addison Puckett, Emily Burns, Talashia Elkins, Kyndal Alonso, KiAnna McKinley, Payson Shiveley, Kendall Myers, Jerzi Tong, and Tiffany Burns; Third row, from left, Reese Davis, Madee Henderson, Savanna Shoemaker, Alyssa Smalley, and Rayna Beckham; Back row, from left, Tatum Arey, Madison Beekman, Taylor Cluxton, Harlee Wilkinson, Lilly Gray, Summer Bird, Jaiden Porter, Natalee Workman, Jacey Justice, Mack Hamilton, and Darby Mills.Helpers absent when the photo was taken were: Hope Brown, Lily McFarland, Marissa Moore, Avery Storer, Emmi Nichols, and Kyndell Lloyd. 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Buddy, can you spare a dime? Echoes of ’30s in viral crisis?

first_img Top Searches Top Searches Unsung Hero 10-21-2020WinchOct 22 HomeNewsBuddy, can you spare a dime? Echoes of ’30s in viral crisis? Buddy, can you spare a dime? Echoes of ’30s in viral crisis?March 24, 2020Mark CarpenterNews0 A Salvation Army relief worker tends to a line at a local soup kitchen during the Great Depression. Nearly a century later, the U.S. economy is all but shut down, and layoffs are soaring at small businesses and major industries. A devastating global recession looks inevitable. Deepening the threat, a global oil price war has erupted. Some economists foresee an economic downturn to rival the Depression. (AP Photo) PreviousWhy don’t you trust me?NextOn hold: Tokyo Olympics postponed to 2021 Around the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterThis Weird Method Can Restore Your Vision Naturally (Watch)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancelcenter_img ASSOCIATED PRESSWASHINGTON (AP) — The imagery floats in sepia-colored photographs, faintly recalled images of bedraggled people lined up for bread or soup. Shacks in Appalachian hollows. Ruined investors taking their lives in the face of stock market crashes. Desperation etched on the faces of a generation that would soon face a world war.By now, it’s hard to find someone whose grandparents are old enough to recall the suffering of the Great Depression or the stream of rescue programs the government unleashed in response to it. All but gone, too, are memories of President Franklin Roosevelt’s “fireside chats,” his attempts to console an anxious populace and quell the “fake news” rumors of the day.Nearly a century later, the U.S. economy is all but shut down, and layoffs are soaring at small businesses and major industries. A devastating global recession looks inevitable. Deepening the threat, a global oil price war has erupted. Some economists foresee an economic downturn to rival the Depression.“With the markets destroying wealth so quickly, the two shocks we’re seeing globally — the coronavirus and the oil-price war — could morph into a financial crisis,” said Carmen Reinhart, a professor of economics and finance at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. “We will see higher default rates and business failures. It could be like the 1930s.”During the early Depression years, unemployment peaked at 25%. U.S. economic output plunged nearly 30%. Thousands of banks failed. Millions of homeowners faced foreclosure. Businesses failed.No one knows how this recession may unfold or how effectively the government’s rescue programs might help. Ignited by an external event — a raging global pandemic — it is uniquely different from both the Depression and the financial meltdown of 2008-09. And so its possible solutions are trickier.It isn’t a conventional dislocation rooted in a financial collapse or an overheated economy or a burst asset bubble. The twist this time is that the only sure way to defeat the pandemic — with drastic containment measures like lockdowns, quarantines and business closures — is to deliberately cause a recession by bringing business and social life to a halt.James Bullard, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, has gone so far as to warn that unemployment could reach 30% within months and that economic output could shrink 50%. Other outlooks aren’t quite as grim. But they’re all bleak.Some economists take heart from the fact that the government possesses more potent tools to stabilize the economy than it did in the 1930s, some of them created in response to the Depression. They include a social safety net in unemployment insurance, a guarantee of bank deposits and federally backed mortgages. And the 2008 financial crisis led to the creation of an array of programs to fortify the banking system and encourage borrowing and spending.President Donald Trump, after a hesitant start, now backs a bold and multi-pronged federal response to the crisis. It is just the sort of sweeping government involvement in the economy that was pushed this year by Democratic presidential candidates, well before the viral outbreak, but is almost always resisted by Trump and other Republicans.After days of negotiations between congressional leaders and White House officials, Congress edged toward an agreement Tuesday on legislation that would deliver, by far, the largest economic rescue plan in U.S. history. At somewhere around $2 trillion, the wide-ranging aid package is intended to sustain workers and companies for at least 10 weeks. After that, further help might be needed.The final package is expected to include, among other things, one-time cash payments of $1,200 to individuals and $3,000 for a family of four; more generous unemployment benefits for workers sidelined by the virus; an extension of that coverage to gig workers and independent contractors; and small business loans to help retain workers. An earlier $100 billion-plus package passed by Congress last Wednesday and signed by Trump includes a guarantee of paid sick leave for some workers affected by the virus.A major element of the government’s intervention will continue to be the Federal Reserve, which is injecting trillions of dollars in liquidity into the financial system to support key lending programs. On Monday, the Fed unleashed its boldest effort yet to protect the U.S. economy by helping companies and governments pay their bills. With lending markets threatening to shut down, the Fed’s intervention is intended to ensure that households, companies, banks and governments can get the loans they need at a time when their own revenue is drying up.As a whole, the emerging all-guns-blazing federal response is at least an echo of the economic stimulus that Roosevelt engineered in the depths of the Depression. Huge government aid programs put tens of millions to work in the construction of public buildings and roads, the pursuit of conservation projects and development of the arts.Rural poverty was addressed, in part, by buying low-producing land owned by poor farmers and resettling them in group farms. Fannie Mae was created to buy home mortgages issued by the Federal Housing Administration. After the immediate crisis passed, Congress enacted far-reaching reforms of the financial system and banks and established unemployment insurance.In contrast to today, the 1930s workforce was predominantly a male-dominated one of manual and farm labor. That changed only later, when the “Rosie the Riveter” wave of women entered factories to help mobilize America to fight World War II — a mobilization whose economic boost finally ended the Depression.Today’s service sector-dominated 21st century economy, populated more by retail, technology and financial services as well as by contractors, freelancers and “gig” workers, is far different. A 2020 equivalent of the Works Progress Administration would be hard to imagine.In today’s environment, more likely than government-created jobs are temporary measures like cash payments and guaranteed paid sick leave. Yet the options for the government are so vast that experts say they could deliver a significant benefit if deployed properly.“There are more levers now for the government,” says Richard Grossman, who teaches economic and financial history at Wesleyan University. “There’s a lot now that the government can do that it wouldn’t even have thought of doing in the 1930s.”An example was a rarely used 1950s-era lever that Trump invoked last week — the Defense Production Act. It empowers the government to marshal private industry to accelerate production of key supplies in the name of national security. (Critics complain that Trump has yet to put the law fully into action by actually ordering companies to make protective masks and other equipment that hospitals say are running dangerously low.)Also last week, the president said he was open to giving the government a vast reach into the private sector — by taking equity stakes in companies that have been crippled by the virus, in exchange for giving the companies emergency loans.This would recall the 2008-09 financial crisis, when the government engineered a $700 billion bailout of banks and automakers — and, in exchange, acquired equity stakes in those companies. That enabled the government to profit years later, when the companies repaid the taxpayer bailouts. The government took over outright the home mortgage backers Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.“Right now, the country’s frozen,” said Anat Admati, a professor of finance and economics at Stanford University and senior fellow at Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research. “Policymakers have to decide what’s really best for society.”Admati notes that FDR’s New Deal and unemployment insurance wove a new safety net after the ravages of the Depression. But the net has eroded over the last decade, she says, along with the rise in gig and part-time workers and low-paid staffers in health care and other service industries. Many of those workers don’t stand to benefit much, if at all, from unemployment benefits and other programs built for a different era.A result is that income inequality could worsen as a result of the crisis and the economic and social dislocation it causes.“There are bailouts and subsidies coming,” Admati said. “The key is how they are targeted.” Powered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay Mama’s Deviled EggsNOW PLAYINGBest Carrot Cake EverNOW PLAYINGApple Pie BitesNOW PLAYINGApple Pie Bites With Caramel SauceNOW PLAYINGHawaiian Roll Ham SlidersNOW PLAYINGCream Cheese Cake Mix CookiesNOW PLAYING5 Easy and Delicious Crock Pot Meatball Appetizer RecipesNOW PLAYINGOld Fashioned Soft and Buttery Yeast RollsNOW PLAYINGSweet Alabama PecanbreadNOW PLAYINGHow to Slice & Mince Vegetables Like a ProNOW PLAYINGHow to Knead DoughNOW PLAYINGHow to Use a Meat ThermometerNOW PLAYINGHow to Quarter a ChickenNOW PLAYINGSlow Cooker/Crock Pot HintsNOW PLAYINGHow to Clean Garbage DisposalsNOW PLAYINGHow to Clean Stainless Steel SinksNOW PLAYINGHow to Melt and Soften ButterNOW PLAYINGHow to Cook Scrambled EggsNOW PLAYINGHow to Peel TomatoesNOW PLAYINGHow to Peel Hard Boiled EggsNOW PLAYINGHow to Chill a Drink in 2 MinutesNOW PLAYINGHow to Chop an Onion PerfectlyNOW PLAYINGPerfect Bacon Every TimeNOW PLAYINGPumpkin Cream Cheese BarsNOW PLAYINGHomemade Caramel SauceNOW PLAYING Arrow Left #1 Icon Created with Sketch. 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HEAP Summer Crisis Program starts July 1

first_img News ReleaseBeginning July 1, the Ohio Development Services Agency and The Adams Brown Counties Economic Opportunities Inc. will help income-eligible Ohioans maintain their utility service through the Home Energy Assistance Summer Crisis Program. The program helps eligible Ohioans pay an electric bill, purchase an air conditioning unit or fan, or pay for central air conditioning repairs. This year, the program will run from July 1 until Sept. 30, 2020.“This year, we’ve extended the length of the program and expanded eligibility requirements so we can help more Ohioans during this health crisis,” Lydia Mihalik, director of the Ohio Development Services Agency said. “We’re working with The Adams Brown Counties Economic Opportunities Inc. every day to help Ohioans in need.”In 2019 more than 314 families in Adams and Brown County were assisted through the Home Energy Assistance Summer Crisis Program.The Summer Crisis Program assists low-income households with an older household member (60 years or older), or households that can provide physician documentation that cooling assistance is needed for a household member’s health. Examples of conditions can include lung disease, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, asthma, etc. This year, households that were diagnosed with COVID-19 in 2020, have a disconnect notice, have been shut off, or are trying to establish new service on their electric bill are also eligible for assistance.Ohioans can visit energyhelp.ohio.gov to start their application prior to their required appointment. This year appointments can be held over the phone or in person at The Adams Brown Counties Economic Opportunities Inc. To schedule an appointment call, 1-567-268-1009.Eligible households can receive up to $500 if they are a customer of a regulated utility, or $800 if they are a customer of unregulated utilities such as electric cooperatives and municipal utilities. The assistance is applied to their utility bill, or to purchase an air conditioning unit or fan, or pay for central air conditioning repairs. Ohioans must have a gross income at or below 175% of the federal poverty guidelines to qualify for assistance. For a family of four the annual income must be at or below $45,850.00.Also new this year, Ohioans enrolled in the Percentage of Income Payment Plan Plus Program (PIPP) who meet the above criteria may be eligible for assistance towards their default PIPP payment, first PIPP payment, central air conditioning repairs, or may receive an air conditioning unit and/or fan.For more information about the features of the Summer Crisis Program locally and what is needed to apply, contact The Adams Brown Counties Economic Opportunities Inc. Additional information can also be found at www.energyhelp.ohio.gov or by calling (800) 282-0880. 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Arrow right #1 Icon Created with Sketch. Top Searches Top Searches VommoUnduHoop HomeNewsHEAP Summer Crisis Program starts July 1 PreviousIf you never had it, you never missed itNextWayne Township Fire Department uses grant for new equipment Around the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterThis Weird Method Can Restore Your Vision Naturally (Watch)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. 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Retail outlets still working their way through the 2020 pandemic

first_imgPreviousManchester Township out of fiscal emergencyNextTrouble with a lock? Need a key? Cooper’s been the man in Adams County Around the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterThis Weird Method Can Restore Your Vision Naturally (Watch)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel HomeNewsRetail outlets still working their way through the 2020 pandemic Top Searches Top Searches Adams CountyOctoberCourt Representing retail workers all over the county, Gary McClellan from Mosier Furniture and Appliance in West Union is this week’s People’s Defender “Unsung Hero.” (Photo by Ashley McCarty)By Ashley McCartyIn this week’s edition of “Unsung Heroes,” we procure a little knowledge of retail workers with Gary McClellan.McClellan has owned Mosier Furiture and Appliance since 1983, when he purchased it from former owner Lloyd Mosier.Mosier Furniture and Appliance began in 1931 under the ownership of Wilbur Mosier. When it began, it sold grocieries, pianos. and flooring.“The business was moved by Wilbur off of Main Street. It [was located in] the building on Main Street that has the look of an old cafe. It’s three stories and has an elevator in it. He was there for awhile, but then in 1939, moved it here,” said McClellan.Mosier Furniture and Appliance steadfastly secured its roots at 217 N West Street, where it began selling furniture.In the 1950s, Wilbur Mosier’s son, Lloyd Mosier, purchased the business. It remained under his care until McClellan bought it in 1983. Before owning Mosier Furniture and Appliance, McClellan was a school teacher, and taught Social Studies at West Union High School for 12 years. During that time, he also coached various sports.“I married into that family, so I was really the guy in-line. In the summer, teachers don’t have a lot to do, so I would come here to Mosier Furniture. I learned from the ground up laying vinyl, carpet, delivering items, so I learned the business by working summers. I did that, and then when I retired from teaching, I retired knowing that this was what I was going to do. So, I bought the business, and it’s been good. I’m glad I did it,” said McClellan.Under his tenure, McClellan has seen the hardship that comes with owning a retail business — perhaps the most unexpected would begin in 2019, when the coronavirus began to rear its head. By March of 2020, businesses were closed.“On March 16, I called my insurance company and asked them if I had pandemic insurance. To my chagrin at that time, two days later I found out that I did not. So, I didn’t have insurance covering this, and I was a little disappointed; however, we told our employees to go home,” said McClellan.The employees who worked inside and delivered items were to stay home for a little over a week; the installers, however, who faced the greatest risk of contracting this new virus, were told to stay home for a month.“We paid them to take that month off. We paid all our employees, and thought — this is not going to work out for very long. Well, slowly, we began to realize that we were essential in a sense, because we sell appliances, and those appliances have needs in the home, whether it was refrigerators, the washers, lift chairs for [residents],” said McClellan.After 10 days of being shut down, they began realizing that the community had a lot of need for them.“As I said, essential. So, what we found out was that as we moved along through most of March, and then April came along, and there was a lot of people wanting things. Then, the stimulus money hit, and for some reason people just wanted to do things in their home. They can’t travel, they can’t eat out, so there was money that was being used to just take care of the house, and we were the recipient of that,” said McClellan.The best year in the history of the store happened to be the worst year in history for most Americans, he said.“This has been an incredible year. Our footprint is big. It’s gotten bigger as this year has moved along. It’s been good. July was the biggest month in the history of the store. So, it’s been a rough year, but it’s been a good year for Mosier Furniture and Appliance,” said McClellan.Before realizing they were essential, however, McClellan had the same trepidations as any owner would.“How to pay the bills and how to keep the employees employed. That was the main problem. We wanted to pay them, because it wasn’t their fault. Of course the PPE came along, and that was good, but we did that long before that happened. We were paying them and making sure they had employment, so that was a concern, and then you have lots of orders out there,” said McClellan.Now that the pandemic has trudged on, acquiring product has become a frustration for them and many other retailers.“We can’t get products very easily. A lot of the factories and makers of products that we purchase from have struggled through production. Production has been more of a problem than supplying people on the retail side. Production got delayed, a lot of factories closed, and because of the pandemic and COVID-19, they separated their employees, they cut back, and so the supply line is really tough,” said McClellan.Some customers that have ordered product are faced with extended wait times as a result.“I have people that have ordered certain products — I have a certain refrigerator for instance — and it has been on order ever since sometime in June, and they still don’t have it. So, it’s been almost six months, and it’s getting that way in a lot of different avenues, so getting a product has been very difficult. It’s going to slow us down a little bit, trying to make people happy, and getting them their Christmas stuff, too. We don’t have a lot to show for Christmas, it’s been tough,” said McClellan.Mosier Furniture and Appliance has been fortunate in that respect, however.“In 2020 most people have had to adapt and there is less of everything; we’re just now running into less. What we’ve had to adapt to, is that we’ve had to hire five new employees since this started in March. What we have trouble keeping up with is the growth, because it was overnight in a sense. It was quick,” said McClellan.Mosier Furniture and Appliance has also had to adapt to the new procedures that come with COVID-19. While the main offices are in the back, a temporary space has been set up at the foyer to greet people.“We put some desks in the front so we could greet people, make sure they have their masks on, that kind of stuff. People have been very cooperative that way. So, just adjusting to the sudden input of business has been pretty challenging; keeping all the orders caught up and getting them out, and dealing with more employees, as well,” said McClellan.Buying local has also been an asset to the business.“One of the things that Mosier Furniture and Appliance has benefited from would be the emphasis on buying local. We appreciate [that]. I had a couple today that have been waiting on a washer and dryer for weeks. I told them a date, and that got postponed by production, and just to hear them talk about how they want to support local business has been a very encouraging sign,” said McClellan.The business was also blessed with a decrease in competition when Chamblin Furniture and Edmisten Furniture went out of business. Though Mosier Furniture and Appliance has not always been graced with the hand of favor.“In 2008 or 2009, we had a major recession, and a lot of businesses closed. We had to infuse money into this business to help it survive during that time. It was very rough, and it took years to survive. Matter of fact, when I look at numbers, it almost took us until 2017 to recover from that. That’s not very long ago,” said McClellan.Mosier Furniture and Appliance has stood the test of time. It has survived through the years, endured hardship, a global pandemic and continues to hold its head high as 2020 comes to a close.It is still a question as to who will inherit this legacy, and those years of hard work.“I just had a student retire from the local bank on the courthouse square, and I’m thinking — he was a student of mine when I was a teacher. He’s retiring. So, when you look at the situation that I’m in, sticking around in the business, I want the store to last. Thinking about it, I feel a responsibility to the community. We sell a lot of parts for people, we help people on the phone repair appliances in their home, we try to do that, and we feel a responsibility to carry bake elements, for instance, so their oven is working. So, you feel a certain responsibility to the community,” said McClellan.No one in his family is interested in the business.“So, I have to find somebody or something that will take over this business in the not so far future. I bought it in 1983, so that’s 37 years that I’ve been doing this, and I don’t mind. I feel good, I’m young at heart, I have good health, I don’t mind doing it, but probably it’s time to think about somebody else doing it,” said McClellan.These years later, McClellan is still glad he took over the business.“We’ve been successful, we hope we’ve helped everybody that we’ve touched. We’ve tried to make everybody happy, probably failed in a few, but you try,” he said. 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Assemblyman Carmelo Garcia won’t seek re-election in LD-33

first_imgHobokenNews By John Heinis – March 31, 2015 10:58 am 0 Police: 45-year-old man arrested for attempting to have sex with 15-year-old girl in Secaucus Crime Assemblyman Carmelo Garcia won’t seek re-election in LD-33 TAGSannette chaparrobrian stackCarmelo Garcia SHARE Facebook Twitter News Previous articleZimmer, Quigley among those honored at International Women’s Day in WNYNext articleEx-UC BOE trustee, CDA employee, pleads guilty to causing $400k in losses John Heinis Bayonne Ex-North Bergen DPW supervisor loses appeal to overturn corruption conviction Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Despite hosting a fundraiser earlier this month, and collecting signatures for petitions of nomination as recently as Sunday, Assemblyman Carmelo Garcia will not seek re-election in District 33. By John Heinis/Hudson County ViewGarcia, who ran on the Hudson County Democratic Organization line with state Sen. Brian Stack (D-33) and Raj Mukherji in 2013, was officially ousted by the party at a March 6 press conference – where Hoboken City Hall employee Annette Chaparro received the line instead.Responding to a text message from Hudson County View asking why he did not submit his petitions for nomination to Trenton’s Board of Elections, Garcia said that he “decided to focus on the local city council races” instead.While Garcia did not state outright that he would be seeking local office next, he lives in Hoboken’s sixth ward – a council seat that will be up for grabs in November.The race would potentially pit him in a grudge match against Sixth Ward Councilwoman Jen Giattino, an ally of Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer – Garcia’s most hated nemesis in the Mile Square City. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Bayonne man pepper sprayed, arrested after punching cop in the face, authorities saylast_img read more

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Passaic County Judge Esther Suarez nominated as Hudson County prosecutor

first_img News By John Heinis – June 24, 2015 2:13 pm 1 After three years without a Hudson County prosecutor, Republican Gov. Chris Christie has nominated Passaic County Judge Esther Suarez to fill the vacancy and become the first woman to ever hold the position. By John Heinis/Hudson County ViewBack in February, Suarez – who was appointed to the bench by then-Gov. Jon Corzine in 2010 – lived in Wayne, but real estate records showed her house was up for sale. Now, Christie’s nomination – which was made public on Monday – lists her as being a resident of Secaucus.Suarez, a native of Bayonne, attended Rutgers University where she received her undergraduate degree, before earning her Juris Doctor degree from Rutgers University Law School in 1997.Additionally, Suarez is a former member of high-powered Lyndhurst law firm Scarinci Hollenbeck, working at the firm for a couple of years in the late 90s.After winning a publicized lawsuit regarding longevity payments against the city of Hoboken in late 2000, Suarez was an easy pick to serve as the city’s corporation counsel – beginning in July 1, 2001. Living in the Mile Square City at the time, Suarez left her city counsel job in 2003.She was then appointed as Bergen County counsel in 2003 by then-County Executive Dennis McNernery.The next year, Suarez was tapped to investigate allegations that Bergen County and statewide officials, including McNernery and then-Bergen County Democratic Chairman Joe Ferriero, had county police officers chauffeur them to Yankee games, among other activities.The investigation revealed that the endeavors ran up a bill of approximately $1,000 in police overtime, as The Record reported.Suarez married Keith Furlong, the vice president of the Catania Consulting Group who serves as the Passaic County spokesman, in 2009.Back in February, Suarez was one of three possible names – along with North Bergen Public Defender Julio Morejon and Acting Prosecutor Gaetano Gregory – profiled by Hudson County View as the next potential Hudson County prosecutor.Weeks after being named a Passaic County judge, Suarez served as the treasurer to a political committee affiliated with Union City Mayor/state Senator (D-33) Brian Stack.While Morejon received the support of a number of Latino organizations touting him to be the next prosecutor in Hudson, he apparently was never able to ease the tensions that existed between him and Stack.Stack, state Senator Sandra Cunningham (D-31) and state Senator Nick Sacco (D-33), also the North Bergen mayor, will play a major role in the nomination being approved by the state Senate.Christie had stated last year that the three Hudson County senators could not agree on a pick for prosecutor, and out of senatorial courtesy, the position remained vacant.Suarez would potentially replace Edward DeFazio, who left the position in June 2012 and is now a Hudson County Superior Court judge.Suarez could not be reached for comment. Ethics! RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Julio Morejon Hudson County Prosecutor? Ha! Give us a break! Is this the same Julio who was featured on Channel 12 News for over billing Union City’s Housing Authority? We here that HUD’s Inspector General is currently investigating this matter. Crime 1 COMMENT TAGSchris christieesther suarezgaetano gregoryjulio morejon SHARE June 25, 2015 10:08 am at 10:08 am Ex-North Bergen DPW supervisor loses appeal to overturn corruption conviction center_img Police: 45-year-old man arrested for attempting to have sex with 15-year-old girl in Secaucus Bayonne man pepper sprayed, arrested after punching cop in the face, authorities say BayonneHobokenJersey CityNorth Bergen/GuttenbergSecaucusUnion CityWest HudsonWest New York Comments are closed. Bayonne Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Previous articleAssembly panel advances Prieto bill to appropriate $300M to pension systemNext articleSacco wants ’eminently qualified’ Suarez as Hudson County prosecutor John Heinis Facebook Twitter Passaic County Judge Esther Suarez nominated as Hudson County prosecutorlast_img read more

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Firefighters respond to 3 multi-alarm Jersey City blazes in 7 hours,…

first_imgJersey CityNews The Jersey City Fire Department responded to three multi-alarm blazes in a span of seven hours between late last night into early, leaving dozens of residents displaced, Fire Chief Steven McGill said at a press conference this morning.“This is the third multiple-alarm fire we had in seven hours throughout the evening. We had one at 10 o’clock, p.m., on Rutgers Avenue, where 12 people were displaced in that fire,” McGill said on the sidewalk across from where the worst fire took place, 63 Wegman Parkway.“We had a second alarm in a high rise, kitchen fire, at around 1:30 in the morning, so it was a very busy day for the firefighters of Jersey City. They did an excellent job, as we expect them to do.”McGill added that 21 people were displaced, five of them children, as a result of the Wegman Parkway blaze, but was unsure how many, if any, were displaced due to the kitchen fire.Fortunately, no firefighters or civilians suffered any injuries beyond mild smoke inhalation, McGill said.The chief added that while the workload was certainly heavy, it was nothing the department hadn’t dealt with before.“Yeah, it’s taxing, no doubt about it. If you’re into sports, playing two games in a row, you’re gonna get a little tired. We have six companies through the city, we have a very aggressive department, and guys and girls like to get in there and fight fires – they did an excellent job.”McGill also said that while all three incidents are under investigation, none of the fires appear to be suspicious at this time. Facebook Twitter Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Previous articleAt Union City elementary school, Murphy presents middle class economy planNext articleSheriff: Jersey City man crashes car while fleeing police, caught with heroin, ecstasy John Heinis By John Heinis – March 26, 2019 1:52 pm 0 Bayonne Firefighters respond to 3 multi-alarm Jersey City blazes in 7 hours, dozens displaced RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Bayonne Bayonne man pepper sprayed, arrested after punching cop in the face, authorities say Bayonne TAGSjersey city fire departmentsteven mcgill SHARE CarePoint Health reaches deal for Cigna Health Insurance to join their network Bayonne man busted with cocaine, heroin, semi-automatic handgun after fleeing from copslast_img read more

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