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Ottawa man in South Carolina helping with storm relief efforts

Ottawa man in South Carolina helping with storm relief efforts

An Ottawa man is currently deployed in Aynor, South Carolina to help with Tropical Storm Florence relief. Red Cross Volunteer Steve Pitstick says most of the damage in his area isn’t so much from the storm itself, but from its aftermath. Aynor Middle School, where Pitstick was assigned had about 165 people when the tropical…

Seneca High looking at grade scale

Seneca High looking at grade scale

At most schools around here, a 90 or better is an A, the next grade is B down to 80, and so on every ten points until failing grades below 60. Seneca High School’s A grades start at 92.5, B starts at 84.5, C at 76.5, and D at 70. Supt. Jim Carlson says the…

Seneca High catches glitch in grade point average calculations

Seneca High catches glitch in grade point average calculations

Seneca High School administrators had to deal with a computer that wasn’t calculating grade point averages the way it was supposed to. Supt. Jim Carlson says it’s been fixed, but for the first few days of the school year some GPA’s were being figured too high and others too low. The computer wasn’t programmed to…

Dayton Bluffs 5K time will be official but medals won’t be metal

Dayton Bluffs 5K time will be official but medals won’t be metal

This coming weekend’s Dayton Bluffs 5K will go through two trails at the Dayton Bluffs Nature Preserve northeast of Ottawa. Race Organizer Jim Reilly says it will be officially timed and offer a course that’s very different from most around here. There’ll be medals made of cherry wood for the top finishers. Reilly says the…

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Illinois Sports 9/24/18

Illinois Sports 9/24/18

Here is the latest Illinois sports news from The Associated Press: CHICAGO (AP) — Corey Kluber struck out 11 in seven scoreless innings and won his 20th game, and Brandon Guyer hit a go-ahead solo homer in the seventh inning as the Cleveland Indians shutout the Chicago White Sox 4-0 on Monday night. Kluber (20-7)…

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Man arrested for allegedly beating 2 homeless men to death with baseball bat

Man arrested for allegedly beating 2 homeless men to death with baseball bat

LAPD(LOS ANGELES) — Police arrested a man on Monday in connection with a string of brutal attacks on homeless men in Los Angeles, including two who were beaten to death while sleeping.The suspect was arrested on assault charges after he allegedly beat a man in Santa Monica Monday morning, leaving the victim unconscious with “head…

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Scoreboard roundup — 9/24/18

Scoreboard roundup — 9/24/18

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW  YORK) — Here are the scores from yesterday’s sports events:   AMERICAN LEAGUE Final  Houston       5  Toronto         3 Final  Boston        6  Baltimore       2 Final  N-Y Yankees   4  Tampa Bay       1 Final  Cleveland     4  Chi White Sox   0 Final  L-A Angels    5  Texas           4, 11 Innings Final  Oakland       7  Seattle         3   NATIONAL LEAGUE Final  Washington    7  Miami           3 Final  Pittsburgh    5  Chi Cubs        1 Final …

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Instagram CEO, co-founder abruptly resign to ‘explore curiosity and creativity again’

Instagram CEO, co-founder abruptly resign to ‘explore curiosity and creativity again’

Kevin Mazur/Getty Images(PALO ALTO, Calif.) — Instagram’s co-founders announced their resignations on Monday, but the creative duo hinted about a possible collaboration in the near future.Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom and co-founder Mike Krieger will step down from the company they founded eight years ago to “explore curiosity and creativity again,” according to a statement.”Mike and…

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