Lakewood eyeing OPWC funds for water main improvements throughout city

LAKEWOOD, Ohio — This summer Lakewood was awarded $750,000 in Water Main Replacement Project funds from the Ohio Public Works Commission (OPWC).

Now the city is planning to begin work next spring on Lauderdale Avenue (between Detroit and Madison avenues), Leedale Avenue (between Lake Avenue and Edgewater Boulevard) and Elbur Avenue (Between Athens Avenue and Lakewood Heights Boulevard).

“This is all part of our yearly OPWC grant application for water main improvements,” Lakewood City Engineer Mark K. Papke said. “These projects are currently in design. They’ll be going out to bid in the first quarter 2021, start in May and wrap up around November.”

The project cost is $4,716,850. In addition to the grant, the OPWC is also providing a zero-percent 20-year loan for $866,850. That means the city’s total contribution is nearly $4 million.

“These water mains were installed in the early 1900s,” Papke said. “Most of them are

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Baby born at 1 pound heads home after spending 133 days in hospital

Doctors determined Russell had little chance of survival.

A micro preemie who was born at just 1 pound has defied the odds after doctors determined he had little chance of survival.

Russell Appold Jr. was treated at Tulane Lakeside Hospital in Louisiana after his mother went into labor at 22 weeks pregnant. Russell fought 133 days in the neonatal intensive care unit and finally arrived home Oct. 1.

“If it wasn’t for them and God, I don’t think he would be here,” mom Natasha Williams told “Good Morning America.” “They are so sweet and became our family. … We cried quite a bit when we had to say goodbye.”

Williams, now a mother of three, said when trying to have Russell she was pregnant three times, but none of the babies had

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US: C&S names Bob Palmer CEO
C&S Wholesale Grocers Inc., the largest wholesale grocery supply company in the United States, has appointed Bob Palmer CEO, succeeding Michael A. Duffy in the role. “C&S has been a leader in the rapidly changing grocery industry for over 102 years”, said Rick Cohen, chairman of Keene, New Hampshire-based C&S. “We will continue to drive innovation and adapt to the dynamic market conditions to better serve and support our customers. These unique times have required us to refocus our efforts and priorities”.
Source: progressivegrocer.com 

US: Fresh food makes pandemic-stressed consumers happy
What made consumers happy during the pandemic? Fresh food – at least according to Deloitte. In its new “The Future of Fresh: Patterns from the Pandemic” report, Deloitte found that nine of 10 survey respondents said that fresh food literally makes them happy. The findings were based on interviews of 2,000 adults (age

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DVIDS – News – Under Secretary of Army McPherson tours schools, housing renovation site


FORT LEE, Va. (Oct. 13, 2020) — The Army’s second-highest-ranking civilian spent a good part of his day here Oct. 7 touring training facilities, conversing with troops and spotlighting efforts to improve privatized military family housing.

Under Secretary of the Army James McPherson received a glimpse of quartermaster and ordnance training, lunched with students at the Samuel Sharpe Dining Facility and addressed members of the media outside a newly renovated residence in the Jackson Circle neighborhood.

Maj. Gen. Rodney D. Fogg, U.S. Army Combined Arms Support Command and Fort Lee commanding general, hosted the undersecretary and accompanied him throughout the tour.

McPherson’s first stop was the QM School’s Petroleum and Water Department. There, he met with administrators, instructors and students. He also received a familiarization on the latest virtual training systems said to save time and resources while improving technical skills.

Advanced individual training Soldiers Spc. Zoya Goodwin,

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‘We’re prepared’: Utah County election officials make improvements to prevent past problems

PROVO — Election officials in Utah County said they have made improvements to prevent issues that have plagued the county in the past.

After polling locations experienced long lines lasting more than three hours on midterm election night in 2018, Governor Gary Herbert criticized Utah County as the “epicenter of dysfunction.”

For next month’s general election, the county’s new clerk/auditor promises things will be better.

“When you look at what I’ve been able to accomplish in a short amount of time, it’s because I was able to secure the resources for the equipment and literally the best team in the state,” said Utah County Clerk/Auditor Amelia Powers Gardner.

Since Powers Gardner took office in 2019, she’s hired new staff and purchased new ballot-counting machines. She said they now have the largest scanners in the state, which can process 600 ballots per minute.

“I’ve worked tirelessly to make sure that my

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PRIDE Centric Resources Re-Launches The Kitchen Spot

Shifting focus, PRIDE adjusted the strategy behind this robust website, focusing less on individual product transactions but instead on providing the connection to dealers. The exclusive dealer locator tool gives end-users access to a multitude of desired brands, foodservice specialties, and customer service capabilities.

“The PRIDE dealers are uniquely positioned to provide precise solutions and exceptional customer service to commercial kitchen operators looking for assistance to elevate their operations,” says Karin Sugarman, CEO at PRIDE Centric Resources.

The benefits of The Kitchen Spot include:

  • Connecting end users with nearly 100 restaurant dealers that offer tailored solutions
  • Access to a variety of restaurant design and build specialists
  • Connecting end users with an expert locally
  • Access to over 100 of the top foodservice brands
  • Library of helpful content for foodservice operators

For more information on The Kitchen Spot, visit www.thekitchenspot.com.  

About PRIDE Centric Resources: PRIDE focuses on providing robust resources

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An Oasis of Goodness in Vollintine-Evergreen

Emily Adams Keplinger, Special to The Commercial Appeal
Published 7:00 a.m. CT Oct. 14, 2020

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Olivia Lomax had been wanting to live in Midtown for years. Her business, Delta Groove Yoga, was part of the 2013 revival of Overton Square. However, her children, Dylan, Bella and Henry, were all going to grade school in East Memphis. When the youngest child started middle school in Midtown and her daughter started at the new Crosstown High, the family actively started looking for a house within the Parkway system. 

“My fiancé Jonathan ”Joni” Rokotnitz is from Europe and was used to walking everywhere,” said Olivia. “So we knew we wanted to be in Midtown where New Urbanism was evolving. We wanted to be inside or just beside the Parkway system that encircles Overton

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Why Kyle Rittenhouse Faces No Charges in Kenosha Shooter’s Home State

The 17-year-old accused of murdering two people during Black Lives Matter protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin, will not face gun charges in his home state of Illinois.



a group of people standing in front of a crowd: A man wears a shirt calling for freedom for Kyle Rittenhouse, 17, the man who allegedly shot protesters in Wisconsin, during a President Donald Trump Campaign Rally in Londonderry, New Hampshire on August 28, 2020. Prosecuotrs said there is no evidence that the gun which was used in a shooting in Kenosha, Wisconsin in August was ever physically possessed by Rittenhouse in Illinois.


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A man wears a shirt calling for freedom for Kyle Rittenhouse, 17, the man who allegedly shot protesters in Wisconsin, during a President Donald Trump Campaign Rally in Londonderry, New Hampshire on August 28, 2020. Prosecuotrs said there is no evidence that the gun which was used in a shooting in Kenosha, Wisconsin in August was ever physically possessed by Rittenhouse in Illinois.

Kyle Rittenhouse faces two counts of two counts of first-degree intentional homicide after traveling from his home town of Antioch to join up with militia groups at the protest on August 25.

The suspect was originally accused of traveling across state with an AR-15 rifle he was not legally allowed to possess and using it

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How To Help Your Sales Teams Avoid Work-From-Home Burnout

I am CSO of the Bridge Group, responsible for sales and customer success.

While there are a lot of good and positive things about remote working (especially avoiding lengthy commutes and traffic), there are also downsides that we’ve never had to deal with before. At first, working at home was kind of a nice change. Many sales reps who used to travel three out of every four weeks of the month could now spend more time with their families or have more time to themselves. However, as the work-from-home situation continues, many of them are starting to feel even more isolated because they are not used to being at home this much. They miss being on the road, spending time with their team and visiting with clients face to face. It’s been a real adjustment.

Here are some tips to help your sales team feel connected and avoid

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What we love about our home in Fairfax County

We ended up purchasing in June 2019 and moved into our place in December 2019. We’ve been loving it ever since. Fun fact — we are the first people to purchase a home in the neighborhood.

We adore the thoughtful design details and amenity features from the open floor plan and large pane-less windows. Some of our favorite features are the high ceilings, huge kitchen island, double-wide stairs, ribbon fireplace and natural lighting from all the windows. It feels really inviting and airy.

Our favorite place in the house is the main-level living space and it’s where we spend most of our time. Before the pandemic, we loved to entertain and have family and friends over, so we were always in the kitchen and living room, or out on the deck enjoying a few drinks. Our cousin and his wife moved to the neighborhood, too, so we had them over

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