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NEWS IN BRIEF – 11/28/10

Union Rome Sewer outlines schedule for rehab project

PROCTORVILLE — Contractors for the Union Rome Sewer District working on the ongoing sewer rehabilitation project will work in the following areas during the upcoming week.

Manhole Rehabilitation

Proctorville Area:

Beulah Lane, Ellis Drive, Gardner Drive, Gardner Lane, Mayes Street, Rangeley Avenue, Wedgewood Road, Williams Street

Sewer Lining

Proctorville Area:

Grant Street, Alley between Wilgus Street and State Street

Residents and businesses in these areas may experience an odor during lining activities.

If you are experiencing this odor inside your home or business, you probably have plumbing issues with your sewer trap that is allowing the odor to come into your home.

It is recommended that you pour some water down the lowest drain in your home or business and place a damp towel over the opening and open some windows to allow the odor to dissipate.

The rehabilitation process for manholes and sewer lines should not disrupt normal daily activities.

Residents are encouraged to minimize the use of water in these areas, and encourage all motorists in these work areas to slow down and be aware of the presence of construction workers.

Questions regarding this project or information relating to your sewer services should be directed to the Union Rome Sewer District at 740-867-8700.

Impasse declared between school board and OAPSE

CHESAPEAKE — The Ohio Association of Public School Employees, OAPSE, announced negotiations between Chesapeake Union Exempted Village School Board and OAPSE Local 275 have resulted in impasse being declared on Nov. 8.

The parties have been negotiating since Aug. 24, with the main issue being the union’s right to grieve violation of the extra trip article.

Both parties have recognized the financial uncertainty . The union has agreed to pull all financial proposals if the board agrees to remove the language preventing the union from grieving extra trips.

The parties have contacted Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service. Mediation is scheduled on Dec. 3.

MyCUmortgage honors credit union partners for lending

FAIRBORN — MyCUmortgage announced the winners of its annual awards for excellence in mortgage lending. The credit unions were recognized for outstanding results in helping members with homeownership at the CUSO’s 6th Annual Partner Conference in Fairborn, Oct. 12-14.

Awards are based on mortgage activity from July 1, 2009, to June 30, 2010.

Most Loans Originated

• Dynamic Federal Credit Union (Celina, $17.3 million in assets) was named “Originator of the Year” in the small credit union category. This marks the fourth year in a row Dynamic has won the award with 83 loans originated.

• DESCO Federal Credit Union (Portsmouth, $243 million in assets) was named “Originator of the Year” in the mid-size credit union category for the highest number of closed mortgages, or 473 loans. The credit union has won this award four years in a row.

• Workers’ Credit Union (Fitchburg, Mass., $756.5 million in assets) received top honors for originating 328 mortgage loans; the most loans in its asset size category of myCUmortgage partner credit unions.

Largest Increase in Loans Originated

(compares performance between July 1, 2009 to June 30, 2010, with the performance of July 1, 2008 to June 30, 2009)

• Small Asset – PEF Federal Credit Union (Highland Heights, $29.9 million in assets) – 183 percent increase

• Mid-Size Asset – CODE Credit Union (Dayton, Ohio, $95.8 million in assets) – 120 percent increase

• Large Asset – Workers’ Credit Union – 6 percent increase

New Partner Award

(based on performance of new partner between July 1, 2009 to June 30, 2010)

• Small Asset – St. Joseph Federal Credit Union (Canton, $35.2 million in assets)

• Mid-Size Asset – Cincinnati Ohio Police Federal Credit Union (Cincinnati, $86.9 million in assets)

• Large Asset – Park Community Federal Credit Union (Louisville, Ky., $463.9 million in assets)

Most Improved Partner Award – The Ohio Educational Credit Union (Cleveland, $114.6 million in assets)

Extra Efforts Partner Award – DESCO Federal Credit Union received this award based on exhibiting the most collaborative approach to working with myCUmortgage.

“We congratulate these credit unions and their teams for the success they have achieved in helping their members with homeownership this past year,” said Tim Mislansky, president of myCUmortgage.

“The year presented many opportunities and challenges for credit unions to offer mortgages to their members. We saw tremendous growth for our partners in terms of revenue and market share.”

Proctorville native graduates from basic training

SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Air Force Airman Dennis K. Look, Jr. graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

Dennis K. Look, Jr.

Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

He is the son of Dennis and Veraletta Look of Proctorville.

Look Jr. graduated in 2001 from Fairland High School.

Church to host Spiritual Life Crusade this week

COAL GROVE — Trinity Assembly of God will host a Spiritual Life Crusade with Dr. Doyle Jones today through Wednesday.

Jones has traveled the world starting churches, holding crusades and leading thousands to a personal decision for Christ. He attended Southwestern Assemblies of God University and upon graduation, began to travel as an itinerant evangelist.

Jones and his wife Cherie have planted more than 40 churches. This missionary couple now travels full time at home and abroad.

Morning worship begins at 10:30 a.m. and the evening service starts at 6 p.m. Sunday. Services Monday through Wednesday will begin at 7 p.m.

The church is located at 111 Lincoln St., Coal Grove.

For more information contact Pastor Ford at (740) 534-8704.

Scottown Post Office collecting items to battle cold

SCOTTOWN — The Scottown Post Office will be collecting good clean coats and jackets, new or used mittens, gloves, hats, scarves, and blankets for the needy families in our area.

The collection begins now and will go through the end of February 2011.

Anyone who would like to help may drop off items at the Post Office, 11168 State Route 217.

Call postmaster Vickie Wilson at (740) 886-6012 for more information.

Post office hours are from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m., Monday-Friday, and 7:45 am to 10 a.m. Saturday.