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Moderate icing possible Thursday night and early Friday

Moderate icing possible for the northern AEP Ohio area is predicted Thursday night and early Friday.

A developing winter storm over the southern plains on Thursday will track into the Ohio Valley by Friday.

While its still to early to pin down exact amounts preliminary information suggests the possibility of moderate freezing rain accumulations (perhaps 1/4" - 1/2" ice) in a band from Muncie, Ind., to Canton.

On Wednesday evening, according to AEP's forecast, it appears the main icing threat is north of Columbus.


Scott Basinger retained as Pandora village solicitor

Pandora council voted to retain the services of Scott Basinger, village solicitor for 2011. The action took place at Pandora's most recent councl meeting.

To view minutes of the meeting open the attachment at the bottom of this file.


3.1 inches of snow yesterday; 59 degrees on 17th was all-time high

Add 3.1 inches of snowfall to the 2011snowfall count. That makes a total of 28.2 inches of snowfall for the year. The past seven days provided an unusual mix of weather, according to Guy Verhoff, Pandora weather observer.

In addition to the snow, the 59 degree temperature on Feb. 17 set a high record. The previous high for the 17th was 55 set in 2008. Here's the past seven day highs and lows.

Date High temp Low temp Rain Snow


BVHS offers scholarships to area students, BVHS associates

Blanchard Valley Health System (BVHS), Findlay, is offering educational scholarships to individuals pursuing health care careers. High school seniors entering college, current college students and BVHS associates are eligible to apply.

A complete list of scholarships, along with applications, deadlines, qualifications, and contact information can be viewed at by clicking on the Scholarship link under the Health Education menu.


Check out the list of vendors at this weekend's community garage sale

The community garage sale Friday, Feb. 25, and Saturday, Feb. 26, offers something for everyone, according to members of the SHANNON Service Club, sponsoring the event.

"Of special interest to many is coin dealer Leonard Wilson, who will appraise your coins and buy them on the spot, so bring your old and unusual coins, gold, and silver," said Duane Bollenbacher.


Tonya Meyers says: "Check out what the Senior Citizens offers in its retail section"

"Members of the Bluffton Senior Center may have spent a lot of time snowbound this winter, but that just gave them more time to make beautiful hand crafted items for the Senior Center Store," according to Tonya Meyer, director.

She said that the Senior Center has carried American Girl doll clothes and now also have Bitty Baby doll clothes and Barbie doll cloths as well as doll clothes of all sizes.

"Bring your doll in and we will help you find something that fits," she said.