By Rick McCrabb, Staff Writer BUTLER COUNTY — Possibly record-setting frigid temperatures and bitter wind chills are expected to arrive in Butler and Warren counties on Wednesday, which has caused reminders for those needing to be outside to protect themselves.The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill advisory for the region on Wednesday and Thursday as temperatures are expected to dip below zero. These warnings are issued by the NWS when wind chills are expected to reach 25 below zero or less with winds of at least 6 mph. MORE POPULAR STORIES: 5 ways to prevent your pipes from freezing The combination of wind and breezy conditions will lead to potentially dangerous wind chills, possibly as low as minus-30 degrees.WHIO Storm Center 7 meteorologist Molly Coates said arctic air is expected to arrive Wednesday with sub-zero temperatures in the morning and highs in the single digits. Recommended for you Recommended for you Recommended for you … [Read more...] about What do those who work outside do in dangerously cold temperatures?
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By Denise G. Callahan, Staff Writer BUTLER COUNTY — Many angry Butler County Water and Sewer Department customers, including some who received utility bills for December that were two to three times more than usual, flooded the department with complaints this week.The department spent November replacing failing batteries in water meters, which led it to estimate the bills for that month based on November 2017 readings, said Water and Sewer Director Martha Shelby. When customers were sent bills for December, that amount included what was owed for November and December combined minus the amount paid for November, when an estimate was used. If the estimate for November was low, more than usual would be owed for December to cover the balance of the two-month period.That led to some December bills that were much higher than they usually would be for one month, officials said. RELATED: New county water and sewer director has some good news for your wallet … [Read more...] about Hundreds of Butler County water customers angry about higher December bills
By Bob Ratterman, Contributing Writer OXFORD — Work by members of the Miami University Engineers Without Borders chapter paid off recently and people in a water-starved community in Uganda will be the beneficiaries.The chapter accepted an Education Award from the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying for their work planning a solar-powered water pumping station in Uganda. The award came with a check for $10,000 which will be used to build the project they have been planning for several years. The student group collaborates with professionals to take on both local and international projects and was one of eight schools recognized for the award from engineering schools across the country. The award recognizes college engineering programs who engage in collaborative projects between engineers and students.Although the award was actually announced in early June, the formal presentation was made Oct. 23 by Ferzan Ahmed, representing the … [Read more...] about Miami University engineers help in water-starved Uganda
By Ed Richter, Staff Writer FRANKLIN — The loss of revenue from three closed businesses means that Franklin residents will see larger sewer bills for the next five years.Franklin City Council approved Monday a 7 percent increase per year for the next five years starting Aug. 1 to offset the losses in revenue from the plant closings.At that time, the sewer rate will go up 80 cents from $11.47 a month per 333 cubic feet to $12.47 a month per 333 cubic feet, which is the minimum rate.An average residential user will use between 500 to 600 cubic feet per month, city officials said. MORE: West Chester business owner pleads guilty to scheme that funded ‘lavish purchases’ Steve Hinman, public works director, said residential ratepayers should see an increase of about $1.60 a month, based on the average residential usage.After the initial rate increase in August, future rate increases will take effect on Jan. 1 of each year for 2019-2023.City Manager … [Read more...] about Franklin sewer rates going up to offset lost industrial revenues
Diana Alba Soular Las Cruces Sun-News Published 8:29 p.m. UTC May 27, 2018 LAS CRUCES - In the June 5 primary election, a crowded field is vying for the chance to become the Democratic nominee in the District 1 Doña Ana County Board of County Commissioners race. The five candidates seeking a spot on the November general election ballot are: Former County Clerk Lynn Ellins, an attorney who's held various public service roles Arturo Uribe of Mesquite, a longtime community activist Orlando-Antonio Carrillo-Jiménez of La Mesa, a vocalist and a travel coordinator for Project Oak Tree, a program that assists immigrants fleeing violence in Central America Antoinette M. Reyes of San Miguel, a progressive activist who works as a caretaker and substitute teacher Eugene Charles Alvarez, a retired New Mexico State Police officer and board member for the National Alliance for Mental Illness - Doña Ana County The seat is now held by County Commissioner Billy … [Read more...] about 5 Dems seek District 1 county commission nomination