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Foundation for Appalachian Ohio announces the Dale Hileman Legacy Fund


When he and his wife, Evelyn, stayed in Cambridge, Ohio in Guernsey County upon his retirement, Mr. Hileman remained committed to improving quality of life while steadfastly promoting his community. Known to take an active role in whatever community he ...

Ohio Supreme Court board officials must urge Ohio judges to follow the law on same-sex marriage: editorial


Ohio law requires those seeking a marriage license to appear in probate court. Meanwhile, in Guernsey County, Cambridge Mayor Thomas Orr reportedly is now too busy to perform any previously unscheduled marriages, his administrative assistant told AVC News.

Summer worker helps modernize Guernsey and Noble counties' United Way office


The Ohio Means Jobs-Guernsey County Summer Youth Employment Program is continuing is season of employment opportunities for eligible young people in the county. This week's featured site is the United Way of Guernsey and Noble...

OSP: County asst. prosecutor flees OVI crash


Shia didn’t stop after the crash and continued on toward nearby Cambridge, a city in Guernsey County ...
A Montgomery County assistant prosecutor fled an OVI crash earlier this week in eastern Ohio, troopers say. The Daily Jeffersonian in Cambridge ...

Montgomery Co. assistant prosecutor arrested for OVI


DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – An assistant prosecutor with the Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office has been arrested for OVI in Guernsey County, according to a report from the Ohio State Highway Patrol. This stems from a car accident that happened on I-70 in ...

Anxiety hits Ohio’s shale industry


“To me there’s a very clear picture,” says David Hill, an independent oil and gas producer in Guernsey County, and president of the Ohio Oil and Gas Association. “If you’re in the oil and gas business right now, you’re very, very concerned ...

Guernsey official is DD board's interim chief


Kellie Brown, Guernsey County’s superintendent ...
and state mandates to integrate the developmentally disabled population into the community. Ohio has been given 9 years by the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to implement changes.

Guernsey County, Ohio Officials Refuse To Marry Any Couples After SCOTUS Ruling: VIDEO


Couples in Guernsey County, Ohio will no longer be able to seek civil marriages because the county’s three judges have said they are getting out of the marriage business. A local mayor, Thomas D. Orr, the mayor of Cambridge, has also said that he will ...

Gay or not, civil weddings not offered in Guernsey County


According to the Ohio Revised Code, county judges who are equivalent to ...
Christopher Geggie, spokesman for Why Marriage Matters, criticized the decisions by Guernsey County officials. “Given what the Supreme Court ruled, with the equal-protection ...

Execution date set for man convicted of Guernsey County murder


COLUMBUS — The Ohio Supreme Court has set an execution date for a man convicted in the killing of Guernsey County woman more than 30 years ago. Barring additional legal action or delays, John David Stumpf's capital sentence will be carried out on Jan. 3 ...

El Rhazi: Hickson Telephone numbers in the United Kingdom


El Rhazi, Telephone numbers in the United Kingdom are administered by the UK government’s Office of Communications (Ofcom). For this purpose Ofcom established a telephone numbering plan, known as the …

In the dugout: delivering regional football coverage


Charles Runcie, Head of Sport for English Regions, goes behind the scenes with the sports teams of BBC Local Radio, to explain more about the 2,500 plus football commentaries they bring to their liste…
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Take Action to Improve Your Financial Situation in GUERNSEY COUNTY OHIO

By Katie Bryan, America Saves Communications Director.

America Saves Week, February 24 – March 1, 2014, is a time to review your finances, decide what you want to save for, and set up a system that will allow you to save automatically. That’s why the America Saves Week theme is Set a Goal. Make a Plan. Save Automatically. Did you know that only half of Americans report having good savings habits? Even if you are already saving, it’s good to take a look at your goals and decide if you can save more or start a new savings goal. Join thousands of others who are pledging to pay down debt, save money, and take financial action during America Saves Week.

Not sure what to save for or what to save for next? Here are the most popular saving goals of those who have pledged to save through America Saves:

· Save for Emergencies - Only 37 percent of low-to-moderate income households have a savings or money market account at a bank or credit union and nearly a quarter of savers who have pledged to save have chosen “emergency savings” as their first wealth-building goal. Learn more.

· Save for Education - Saving for education is the second most popular goal savers select when they pledge to save with America Saves. There are many different things to factor in when saving and paying for college. Learn more.

· Pay Down Debt - Getting out of debt is the #3 goal Savers select when they pledge to save. That does not come as a surprise since a 2012 survey found that 45% of families with annual incomes under $50,000 rely on credit cards to pay for basic needs such as rent, utilities, insurance and food. Learn more.

· Save for a Home - For decades, home ownership has been the main path to wealth for most Americans. Today, home equity - the market value of a home minus the balance on any home loans - represents more than four-fifths of the typical family’s wealth. Learn more.

· Save for Retirement - Retirement savings is a top priority for many Savers. Saving for retirement now will ensure that you have enough money to maintain a comfortable standard of living when you stop or reduce the amount of hours you work. Learn more.

Not sure how to save for your goals? Here are some saving strategies to help:

· Save Automatically - The easiest and most effective way to save is automatically. This is how millions of Americans save at their bank or credit union, and how millions of employees save through 401(k) and other retirement programs at work. Learn more.

· Save at Tax Time - Do you spend weeks eagerly anticipating your tax refund? When the money finally comes in, is it gone tomorrow? Many people view tax refunds as unplanned bonuses. They see the money as a gift from the government, to use for splurges or treats. But a tax refund provides the opportunity to improve your financial situation. Learn more.

Take the America Saves Pledge (or re-pledge) today to set your savings goal and make a plan to save. When you take the pledge you can also choose to receive text message tips and reminders to help you save for your goal. And don’t forget to follow America Saves on Facebook and Twitter.

America Saves Week is coordinated by America Saves and the American Savings Education Council. Started in 2007, the Week is an annual opportunity for organizations to promote good savings behavior and a chance for inpiduals to assess their own saving status

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In GUERNSEY COUNTY OHIO: Why Good Trade Deals Matter to a Business

Nick Martin is the co-founder of The Pro´s Closet, an online used-cycling business. He sent the following email to the White House list to highlight why a better trade deal means a brighter future for online businesses like his.

The Trans-Pacific Partnership isn´t just President Obama´s proposed trade deal -- it´s mine, too. It´s a trade deal that millions of other online small business owners in this country would be proud to add their name to. I want to tell you why:

Every time I step through the doors of one of our 4,000-square-foot warehouses in Boulder and Denver, Colorado -- every time I see the bikes and cycling parts that line those walls and take in the energetic buzz of our 30-member team -- I take a step back and reflect on a simple fact: I own a business. It’s a "pinch-me" moment -- every time.

I am a cyclist and the proud co-owner of The Pro´s Closet, an online used-cycling store. And thanks to the Internet and the availability of e-commerce platforms like eBay, we´ve gone global. After all, when it’s not cycling season in the U.S., it’s peak season somewhere else in the world.

International customers aren´t just good for business abroad; they’re great for my Colorado communities. Why? Because selling in more markets means I can hire more people here at home. In fact, more small businesses are using the Internet to grow their business by reaching new customers they couldn´t reach before.

This is why trade is so important to me. If the success of American businesses in the global economy is important to you, say you’re an ambassador for a better trade deal that delivers a brighter future for all of us.

It may seem like a really remote and technical issue, but it actually has a real impact on how small businesses like mine do business. Currently more than 40% of our transactions cross U.S. borders. Unfortunately, most of our trade rules were written in a "pre-Internet" era, which means they are a nightmare to navigate for small online businesses.

Here’s an example: Right now, customs rules are so inconsistent and hard to follow that if we put a cycling part in the wrong packaging or mail it with the wrong label, it won’t make it to our customer in one country. The rules are different for each country, and are sometimes set up in a way that completely blocks out American business.

That is why it is so important that we secure the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a new kind of trade agreement that will ensure America writes the rules and levels the playing field for online businesses and American workers by:

Reducing and eliminating tariffs across the Asia-Pacific region

Streamlining customs procedures

Making the rules more transparent, consistent, and less costly

Helping keep the Internet open and free, enabling online businesses to operate without unnecessary infrastructure costs

Of course, as the President has said, not all of our past trade deals have lived up to their promise. Thankfully, this trade deal is on track to be different. In fact, the Trans-Pacific Partnership is shaping up to be the most progressive trade deal the world has ever seen. [13]




Schools and libraries with Wi-Fi in GUERNSEY COUNTY OHIO ?

In June 2013, I joined the President in Mooresville, NC, to launch ConnectED – an initiative to close the technology gap in our schools and bring high-speed Internet to 99 percent of America’s students within five years. This vision – that all students should have access to world-class digital learning – is well on its way to becoming a reality.

Thanks to the leadership of the President and the FCC, the resources are in place to meet the President’s connectivity goal. In addition, various private-sector partners are making over $2 billion worth of resources available to students, teachers, and schools. These include tablets, mobile broadband, software, and online teacher professional development courses from top universities. Fewer than 40 percent of public schools currently have the high-speed Internet needed to support modern digital learning.

But now we have the resources to solve this problem. We just need help from our nation’s superintendents and school technology chiefs.

Last year, the FCC approved the first major update to the E-Rate program since it was created in 1997. E-Rate (also known as the Universal Service Program for Schools and Libraries) makes it more affordable for schools and libraries to connect to high-speed Internet – with the goal of making the gigabit speeds we see in cities like Cedar Falls, Iowa, and Chattanooga, Tennessee the norm in schools across the country.

These updates have unlocked funding to support internal Wi-Fi network upgrades in schools and libraries this year for the first time since 2012. Wi-Fi is important because no matter how fast the Internet connection is to a school, students can’t take full advantage of it without a robust wireless network within the school.

To secure E-rate support for Wi-Fi, schools and libraries must submit a form describing their project needs to the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC). USAC then posts the request for competitive bidding. The Department of Education has prepared an Infrastructure Guide to help district leaders navigate the many decisions required to deliver cutting-edge connectivity to students. That said, schools and libraries have the final say when they submit an application to USAC for approval.

Bringing our schools up to speed is a major priority, and E-rate provides an opportunity to make doing so much more affordable. For all of the superintendents and technology officers: If you haven’t yet done so, get your requests submitted by February 26, 2015, and your applications in before March 26, 2015 (requests must be up for 28 days before a school can choose a vendor). Your students, your community, and your country will thank you for bringing our classrooms into the 21st century. [20]










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