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Class D: Powers North Central routs Morenci 67-47 for title


Caleb Martin and Bobby Kleiman each added 13 points, while Rob Granquist Jr. contributed 11. For Morenci, it was the Austin Sandusky and Torin Merillat show, as the duo were the only players from the Bulldog bench who scored more than nine points (each had ...

EPA awards over $17M in Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grants to address algal blooms


Ohio Environmental Protection Agency ($689,060) will expand agricultural conservation practices to 8,000 acres of cropland in five northern Ohio watersheds that flow into the Sandusky River ...
directly into Lake Michigan. The stream banks are composed ...

Our Lady of the Lakes loses semifinal heartbreaker to Morenci


Sandusky hit a free throw with 1:03 ...
but also numerous missed layups that ended up costing the Lakers. A graduate of Michigan State University and Rochester High School, Keith Dunlap has covered high school sports at The Oakland Press since 2001 and ...

Busloads of fans show up to Breslin to cheer for Morenci


EAST LANSING – Morenci is a small rural community along the Michigan-Ohio border inside Lenawee County ...
Morenci’s Hunter Borton bear hugs Austin Sandusky as they celebrate their 53-52 win over Waterford Our Lady in their MHSAA Boys Class D semi ...

Boys Class D basketball semifinals


Boys Class D basketball semifinals Morenci's Alex Thomas and Austin Sandusky celebrate their 53-52 Class D MHSAA semi-final victory over Waterford Our Lady at the Breslin Center in E. Lansing, Michigan on March 26, 2015. Check out this story on detroitnews ...

Plan It Calendar: 3-26


Sandusky St., Findlay; 423-4433 ...
10 a.m.-4; Hours: daily, 10 a.m.-5 (last admission at 4). Michigan Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum: 220 E. Ann St., Ann Arbor; 734-995-5439; Hours: Mon., Wed., Fri., Sat., 10 a.m.-5; Tue., 9 a.m.-5; Thu.,

Sandusky bands get high ratings


The Sandusky High School and Jr. High School bands performed at the Thumb Friends of the Arts regional band festival in Mayville March 10. Both groups received 1 or Superior ratings from the three judges. You must be an online subscriber to view this story.

Morenci's Austin Sandusky uses track and field pedigree to help lead Bulldogs' pressure defense


KALAMAZOO, MI -- Regardless of who the Morenci boys basketball team ...
of the Lakes on Thursday in a 6 p.m. matchup at the Breslin Center. Point guard Austin Sandusky scored 12 points in the quarterfinal win, but the senior's relentless defense made ...

10 College Football Brands That Won't Ever Need a Redesign


Perhaps, in some way, it still is, even though Paterno passed away in 2012 and was publicly linked to the Jerry Sandusky sex-abuse scandal ...
most recognizable logo in college athletics is the Michigan blocked "M" and winged helmet.

Thelen, Hardy are Honorable Mention in AP Class C girls basketball All-State list


The Associated Press Class C girls basketball All-State team, as selected by a panel of 10 Michigan sports writers ...
Flint Beecher; Brooke Krueger, Sandusky; Bailey Manis, Homer; Jessica Marvin, Byron; Ashley Morris, Adrian Madison; Karlee Morris ...

Police: Sandusky man pours gasoline on relatives, charged with attempted murder


SANDUKSY – Police were called about a man pouring gasoline all over the front porch of a home. When police arrived, there was no one present matching the description of the suspect. When police enter…

Seven Mile House


The Seven Mile House was situated in the extreme northeast corner of Groton Township, Erie County, Ohio, along the old Columbus-Sandusky Pike, close to the intersection of Mason Road and Route 4. …

Sandusky, Ohio is Amusement Central


On our road trip to Chicago, we discovered the perfect spot along the way for an 11 year old daredevil — Sandusky, Ohio.  Who knew? According to Wikipedia, Sandusky is a city in the U.S. state of Ohi…

Ex-Penn State president Spanier files defamation suit; says Sandusky report scapegoated him


STATE COLLEGE, Pennsylvania – Former Penn State president Graham Spanier (SPAN’-yer) has filed a defamation lawsuit accusing former FBI director Louis Freeh (LOO’-ee free) of scapegoating him in Freeh…

Half-mile stretch of road in Sandusky, Ohio road closed due to sinkholes


© Register/Andy Ouriel An emerging sinkhole on McIntyre Road near Edison High School forced local officials to shut down a portion of the corridor until further notice. On Tuesday, after finding a …

Merry-Go-Round Museum in Sandusky!


A merry-go-round ride always takes me back to my childhood, but did you know that the popular kiddie ride actually once served as a romantic ride for adults? Visitors learn facts like this and much m…

Is there a list of Historical Markers located in Ohio’s Lake Erie Shores & Islands?


The Ohio Historical Markers program encompasses 1,479 unique markers that tell the state’s history as written by its communities. There are more than 40 markers in the Lake Erie Shores & Islands alone…

New brewery opens in Sandusky


Port Huron Times Herald New brewery opens in Sandusky Port Huron Times Herald In 1984 Ron and Anne Hasenbusch, of Port Sanilac, were young college students at Western Michigan University – they had…

The New York Central Railroad in Sandusky


The history of railroads that operated in Sandusky is a long story involving many mergers and acquisitions. On September 17, 1835, ground was broken in Sandusky for the Mad River and Lake Erie Railroa…

New brewery opens in Sandusky – Port Huron Times Herald


Port Huron Times Herald New brewery opens in Sandusky Port Huron Times Herald In 1984 Ron and Anne Hasenbusch, of Port Sanilac, were young college students at Western Michigan University – they had …




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Take Action to Improve Your Financial Situation in SANDUSKY MICHIGAN

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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Giving Every Young Person in SANDUSKY MICHIGAN a Path to Reach Their Potential

Our nation’s most basic duty is to ensure that every child has the chance to fulfill his or her potential. This isn’t the responsibility of one individual or one neighborhood: it’s up to all of us to pave these paths of opportunity so that young people — regardless of where they grow up — can get ahead in life and achieve their dreams.

That’s why My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) is such an important initiative. Launched by President Obama last year, MBK brings communities together to ensure that all youth — including boys and young men of color — can overcome barriers to success and improve their lives. I got to see this work up close during a recent trip to Oakland, California. I joined Mayor Libby Schaaf, City Council President Lynette McElhaney, and other stakeholders for a conversation about efforts that are making a difference in the lives of local youth.

One of the participants was a teenager named Edwin Manzano. The son of a hard-working single parent, Edwin found encouragement and support at the East Oakland Youth Development Center (EOYDC). Thanks in part to the academic and mentoring services offered by the EOYDC, Edwin will become the first member of his family to attend college when he begins his studies this fall at San Francisco State University.

Edwin is grateful for the opportunities that EOYDC afforded him. “Everyone needs a support system,” he says. That’s true whether you are a teenager or HUD Secretary. I was lucky when I was growing up on the West Side of San Antonio. Although it was a modest community in terms of resources, it was rich with folks who took an interest in my future. I had family members, teachers — and even policymakers — who paved a path that allowed me and other young people like me to succeed.

Unfortunately, not every child is as fortunate. That’s why My Brother’s Keeper is so close to my heart. The future of every young person in America should be determined by their heart, their mind and their work ethic. It should never be determined by their zip code.

In Oakland, I talked with 17 young people who have big hopes and aspirations for the future. It’s in our nation’s interest to help them achieve their goals. And we’re committed to doing our part at HUD.

For example, we’ve introduced a Jobs-Plus pilot program that will provide public housing residents in eight cities with intensive employment training, rent incentives and community building focused on work and economic self-sufficiency.

We’re also working on a broadband initiative to ensure that students living in HUD-assisted households will benefit from the life-changing opportunities available through high-speed internet. This project will provide the access to online resources that young people need to succeed in the 21st century global economy.

On the housing front, we expect the recent expansion of our Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) initiative to aid HUD-assisted properties in raising billions of dollars in private sector investment — funding that will be used to secure our nation’s affordable housing future. And recently, our Federal Housing Administration lowered its Mortgage Insurance Premiums to make homeownership more affordable for responsible families, helping them put down roots and build wealth for the future.

But I know HUD alone won’t solve the issues facing America’s youth. These challenges require our Department to maintain longstanding, effective partnerships with other federal agencies and key stakeholders. Most importantly, President Obama understands that My Brother’s Keeper will only succeed if local leaders take his call to action into their own hands.

Folks in Oakland are stepping up to answer this call. During the Community Conversation, I spoke with leaders from Oakland’s nonprofits, philanthropic institutions, and faith-based organizations that are putting our young people on the path to success. Groups like the East Oakland Youth Development Center, the East Bay Foundation, and the Allen Temple Baptist Church are using promising and proven approaches to make a real difference in their communities.

This kind of work is happening all across the nation and will benefit generations of Americans. We’ve got to keep it going by continuing to support our young people. When they succeed, our nation grows stronger, and our future becomes brighter. And by giving everyone an opportunity to reach their goals, we can ensure that the 21st century is another American century.

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The importance of local education funding in SANDUSKY MICHIGAN

Yesterday, President Obama spoke to the Council of the Great City Schools about the exceptional progress being made within local and state education levels. The work of our administrators and educators has been more impactful than ever, resulting in higher standardized test scores in some of the previously lowest-performing schools and increased resources for students.

In fact, more graduation caps are going airborne as high school students are graduating at the highest rate ever recorded, with the largest improvement among minority and low-income students.

See what President Obama had to say about what we must do to improve access to quality education in America: 

This funding is an investment in our nation's future that has been able to give the kind of education our children need and deserve to compete in the 21st century. 

President Obama hopes that the upcoming budget plan by the Republican House and Senate will reflect the priorities of educating every child. If their new budget maintains sequester-level funding of the past, we would actually be giving less federal support to America’s schools than we were back in 2000.

Most alarmingly, if their current proposal is not changed, over the next six years, billions of dollars would be cut in education funding. That means we'd be cutting the support given to America's most impoverished schools, the funding that has helped create the progress we're seeing today. 


"The notion that we would be going backwards instead of forwards in how we’re devoting resources to educating our kids makes absolutely no sense." 

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