Mr. Lester E. Renner, 94, of Lexington, SC., formerly of Aurora, passed away on Friday, January 26, 2018 in Lexington.He was born on July 30, 1923 to George and Lillie (Steingruber) Renner in Aurora, IN. Lester received a degree in Industrial Management from Purdue University in 1949 following service with the U.S. Army in WWII. In 1943 he married the former Mary Anne (Mickey) Mackey at Ft. Eustus, VA. before his deployment to Europe. The couple was blessed with three children, three granddaughters and six great grandchildren. Lester was a member of the Aurora First Presbyterian Church, where he sang in the choir and served as a Deacon and Elder. He had a long membership with the Aurora Lion’s Club and held many offices. He enjoyed acting and singing with the River town Players and volunteered with the Dearborn County Council on Aging.Lester is survived by his son, David (Paula) Renner of LaPorte, IN, daughter, Mary Jane (Guy) Sorrell of Chapin, SC; son-in law, John Blasdel of Bright, Indiana; granddaughters, Andrea (Renner) Miller, Trisha (Blasdel) Spears, and Sarah (Blasdel) Reed, several great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews; a brother Arnold E Renner and his Finnish daughter, Nina Wilkman.He was preceded in death by his parents George and Lillie Renner; his loving wife, Mary Anne Renner, daughter, Anne Blasdel, grandson, Drew, great grandson, Nathanial, brother Harold and sister, Ruth Meyer.Services for Mr. Renner will be held at 10:30 am on Friday, June 8, 2018 with Rev. Dana Stout officiating.Memorials are suggested to the Aurora First Presbyterian Church. If unable to attend services please call the funeral home office at 812-926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.visit:www.rullmans.com
Petr Cech has joined Arsenal from Premier League rivals Chelsea on a long-term contract for an undisclosed fee, the North London club have announced.Cech, who joined Chelsea in 2004 from French club Stade Rennais, played 16 times for Jose Mourinho’s side last season. The goalkeeper position has been an issue for Arsenal over recent years with Wojciech Szczesny and David Ospina sharing the role during the last campaign.”Petr Cech is a player that I have admired for a long time and I am very pleased that he has decided to join us,” said Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger. “He has proven over many seasons that he is one of the outstanding keepers in the world and he will add great strength to our squad.”During his time at Stamford Bridge, Cech won four Premier League titles, four FA Cups, one Europa League and one Champions League. Cech told the Arsenal website: “I’m really excited about joining Arsenal Football Club and can’t wait to join up for pre-season.“I have the same commitment to football, the same motivation and the same hunger for success as I had at the beginning of my career, and I love the challenges brought by the top quality players you face while playing in the Premier League. “When Arsene Wenger spoke to me about his ambitions for this club, and how he saw me as part of this team, the decision was clear.”–
A Florida community is on edge after a man carrying a pocket knife was able to enter a local high school and sit down inside a classroom.Derek Marlowe was arrested Friday and charged with trespassing, disrupting school functions and breach of peace.Police say the 51-year-old was intoxicated when he rode a bike to Spruce Creek High School in Port Orange and walked inside, “unchallenged.”Marlowe reportedly entered the high school through an unlocked door.The teacher activated his emergency alert button located in the classroom, which said to send assistance immediately.However, the school was not put on lockdown nor were any code red calls made.School district officials admitted that “at least some protocols” for security were not followed properly.The incident is now under review.Deputies say, Marlowe, who has an extensive criminal history, was rambling about testing security.
Advocates Brainstorm Ways to Improve the NY-NJ Harbor WatersBy Joseph SapiaKicking off a forum on the New York-New Jersey Harbor Estuary, Atlantic Highlands Mayor Rhonda C. Le Grice talked about its waters, a short distance away from where she stood.“These waters are essential,” Le Grice said. “I consider them our front yard.”The estuary’s 250 square miles of open water, along with its 1,600 miles of shoreline, basically runs from the Tappan Zee Bridge on the Hudson River to the north to Raritan Bay and Sandy Hook Bay in the south, west to east from Perth Amboy to Sandy Hook. Associated with it are the various waterways that drain into it, including the Navesink River and Shrewsbury River.The New York-New Jersey Harbor and Estuary Program (HEP) is now developing an “action agenda” for 2017 for its five goal areas: water quality, habitat restoration, public access, a viable and sustainable port, and public education. So, it is reaching out to the public, groups interested in the estuary and government officials to develop the agenda.“We’re traveling around the estuary essentially to create a to-do list,” said Rob Pirani, program director for HEP, which is part of the Hudson River Foundation, a science and research group based in New York City.: Fishing on Sandy Hook Bay with the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge and the Manhattan skyline in the background haze.As HEP travels around, one of the stops was at the Atlantic Highlands Senior Center along Sandy Hook Bay, where Le Grice and others took part. The Monmouth County Environmental Council, which advises the county Planning Board, hosted the event on Thursday, May 26.About 20 or so people – a combination of Environmental Council members, government officials, representatives from environmental groups and the public – attended the Atlantic Highlands forum, asking questions and offering suggestions for the action list.Responses at the meeting included:— Cleaner water benefits swimming areas and shellfisheries.— Challenges to improving water quality are easy drainage to waters via impervious surfaces, lawn fertilizer pollutants and plastic litter finding its way into the water.— Key habitats are coastal wetlands, now threatened by such things as an invasion of phragmites grass; those for shellfish; and the lower end of the food chain.Another point that came up was public access to shorelines.“On the Navesink River, you can access the river, but you can’t park your car,” said Joe Reynolds, co-chair of the Bayshore Regional Watershed Council. “(Or)you can park your car, but you can’t access the river.”Regarding non-point source pollution entering the waterways via drainage, it was suggested perhaps people should be educated not to swim a day or two after it rains.Challenges to moving forward HEP’s goals, according to Pirani, are the dense development around the estuary, the area being home to 14 million people, and limited monies and political attention.“My personal sense is there’s many more people enjoying the water than before,” Pirani said.In Monmouth County, there are 26 miles of bayshore, said Kyle R. Clonan, an environmental specialist for the county Division of Planning and the division’s staff advisor to the Environmental Council.About 25 municipalities and 312,000 residents, or just under half the population of the county, are part of the Raritan Bay and Sandy Hook Bay watershed, Clonan said. The area is important for recreation, the environment and the economy, according to Clonan.Also, according the Michael Fedosh, chair of the Environmental Council, “The health of Raritan Bay impacts the health of the ocean in Monmouth County.”One of the attendees was Ebru Altinsoy, a member of the Environmental Council from Asbury Park.“I just want to learn and get involved as much as I can,” said Altinsoy, an environmental scientist.Another attendee – Ralph Wyndrum, chair of the Fair Haven Environmental Commission – said forums such as this one are good because they can educate people who would not know about these issues or specifics related to them.The HEP survey is available online at www.surveymonkey.com/r/HWZR9FQ.Upcoming Central Jersey forums on compiling HEP’s 2017 agenda are scheduled for:— June 9, Thursday, 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., at Keyport Borough Hall, 70 W. Front St. Sponsored by the New York-New Jersey Baykeeper.— June 14, Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Middlesex County Administration Building, Lower Level Tax Court, 75 Bayard St., New Brunswick. Sponsored by the Lower Raritan Watershed Partnership.The Hudson River Foundation is at 17 Battery Place, Suite 915, New York, N.Y. 10004; 212-483-7667; hudsonriver.org.
TORONTO – The industrials and technology sectors helped Canada’s main stock index close higher Thursday, while U.S. stock markets moved lower.Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. climbed along with aviation and other rail companies after the company showed strong results in its earnings after markets Wednesday.The industrial sector index, which closed up 1.14 per cent, looks to be benefiting from a strong economy across North America, said Allan Small, a senior investment advisor at HollisWealth.“When you have an economy in North America firing on if not all cylinders then pretty close, you can extrapolate to the rails, they’re the ones that carry the goods all around.”A boost to the utilities, consumer staples and other sectors also helped the S&P/TSX composite index close up 65.61 points at 16,543.01.U.S. stocks were hit by concerns about trade tension as congressional hearings on auto tariffs got underway, said Small.“I think more talk overnight and early this morning about auto tariffs, etc. I think that took down U.S. markets.”In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average closed down 134.79 points at 25,064.50. The S&P 500 index was down 11.13 points at 2,804.49 and the Nasdaq composite index was down 29.14 points at 7,825.30.Trade tension could have also played a role in pushing down the Canadian dollar, which averaged 75.44 cents US for a dip of 0.29 of a US cent Thursday.“All these trade talks, trade wars, the idea that the U.S. President could put tariffs on automobile parts and automobiles in general. There’s been more talk of that recently, so I think trade worries brought down our dollar,” said Small.He said confidence that the U.S. federal reserve will continue to steadily increase rates has also strengthened the U.S. dollar against other currencies.The September crude contract closed up 49 cents at US$68.24 per barrel and the August natural gas contract was up five cents at US$2.77 per mmBTU.The August gold contract ended down $3.90 at US$1,224 an ounce and the September copper contract was down six cents at US$2.70 a pound.Peregrine Diamonds Ltd. closed up 7.5 cents, or 46.88 per cent, at 23.5 cents after De Beers Canada Inc. signed a deal to acquire the company in an offer valued at $107 million. Under the deal, De Beers will pay 24 cents per share for the company, which owns the Chidliak diamond project located 120 kilometres from Iqaluit.
Because of Ohio State’s convincing defeat of Indiana on Saturday, coupled with Alabama’s loss at South Carolina, the Buckeyes head to Wisconsin this weekend with the No. 1 ranking in the nation. Despite the hype the top ranking creates, OSU coach Jim Tressel said Tuesday that Wisconsin is going to come prepared. “They were going to be ready if we were 15th,” Tressel said. “I don’t know that that will change their readiness. What’s most critical is our readiness and our preparation and how we handle the adversity.” Although Tressel said the ranking won’t change things in Wisconsin, senior defensive end Cameron Heyward said the ranking could present a more difficult challenge. “We always just want to be No. 2, then we just go under the radar,” Heyward said. “No one expects No. 2 to do everything, but when you’re at No. 1, everyone is looking for you to fall … We look forward to just proving them wrong.” Injury report After adding another dimension to the Buckeye offense with his strong play to open the season, tight end Jake Stoneburner has missed the last two games after spraining an ankle against Eastern Michigan. However, Tressel said there is a chance the junior could return to the lineup Saturday. “He was back doing individual drills on Sunday night,” Tressel said. “I’m told that he is probable, but that was said cautiously.” Offensive lineman J.B. Shugarts missed part of the Indiana game with lingering foot problems. Tressel said it is something Shugarts will deal with all year but said he expects Shugarts to be ready to go this weekend. Pryor continues to impress Even with his legs being a non-factor against Indiana, Terrelle Pryor continued to prove he is developing into a precision passer. Setting a personal best through the air with 334 yards and 24 completions, Pryor earned both Big Ten Co-Offensive Player of the Week and team Player of the Week honors. And after another week to rest his quadriceps strain, Pryor is ready to run, Tressel said. “We feel going into every game that we need the two-way threat because sometimes the best decision that a quarterback makes is to tuck it and take off,” Tressel said. “It just so happens when he tucks it and takes off, it could be 60 (yards). So that’s huge to us, having that ability.” Battle in the trenches Wisconsin typically possesses one of the premiere offensive lines in the country. Tressel said that this week, winning the battle in the trenches is of utmost importance. “Every game is won there,” Tressel said. “The trenches are where it will be. Run game certainly, pass protection, for sure, both sides. That’s where the game is won and lost.” Heyward echoed his coach’s sentiments and said going up against Wisconsin’s offensive line will be no easy task. “I think Miami (Fla.) was a great offensive line as well, and there’s a couple teams that have a couple good players on the offensive line, but I think this is the most complete,” Heyward said. “They run so hard and finish blocks very well. They’re some trees and they get so much push, it’s going to be critical for us to keep up the line of scrimmage on our side.” Physical game With both Dan Herron and Dane Sanzenbacher suffering concussions during their last trip to Camp Randall, the Buckeyes are well-aware of the level of physicality to expect. “It’s a physical game,” Tressel said of OSU–Wisconsin meetings. “That’s the way Wisconsin plays and that’s why they’re good … They’ve got good intention to smack you.” Going for BCS No. 1 The Buckeyes might be ranked No. 1 in the polls, but projected BCS rankings have OSU at No. 5. Heyward said the team isn’t concerned. “I think every week is a chance,” he said. “We have so many opponents left on our schedule. No matter what the ranking is, it’s not even an upset or anything, it’s just Big Ten football. We know every opponent is going to give us their best shot, and every week we have to prove to everybody that we deserve that ranking.”
Redshirt-freshman quarterback J.T. Barrett (16) runs the ball during a game against Minnesota on Nov. 15 in Minneapolis. OSU won, 31-24.Credit: Mark Batke / Photo editorOhio State redshirt-freshman quarterback J.T. Barrett set three program records against Minnesota on Saturday, then tied a Big Ten mark Monday.The conference announced Monday morning that Barrett had been named the Big Ten Freshman of the Week for the sixth time this season, tying former Illinois quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase who won the award six times in 2010.The Rider High School product set school records for the longest run by a quarterback (86 yards), the most single game rushing yards by a quarterback (189 yards) and the most total touchdowns in a season (37) during the Buckeyes’ 31-24 win against the Golden Gophers. Currently injured senior quarterback Braxton Miller previously held all three records.Against Minnesota, Barrett finished 15 of 25 on pass attempts for 200 yards and racked up 189 yards of total offense to go with four total touchdowns. His third-quarter scoring toss to redshirt-sophomore wide receiver Michael Thomas gave him the total touchdowns records, while a first-quarter 86-yard touchdown run moved him past Miller’s old mark of 81 yards.A fourth-quarter touchdown pass to senior wide receiver Evan Spencer also moved the Wichita Falls, Texas, native within one of Troy Smith’s school record of 30 touchdown passes in a season, set during his Heisman Trophy winning season in 2006.On top of his six freshman of the week awards, Barrett has also earned Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week honors three times.Through 10 games as the starter, Barrett has totaled 2,356 passing yards and 29 touchdowns compared to eight interceptions. He’s also second on the team with 771 rushing yards and first among OSU players with nine rushing touchdowns.Barrett and the Buckeyes are scheduled to return to the field on Saturday against Indiana at Ohio Stadium. Kickoff is set for noon.
Paris Saint-Germain defensive midfielder Grzegorz Krychowiak is closing in on a move to Russian champions Lokomotiv Moscow on a season-long loan with an option to buy, according to ESPN FC.Krychowiak, 28, who was part of the relegated Premier League side West Bromwich Albion while on loan at last season, does not feature in Thomas Tuchel’s plans at Parc des PrincesAccording to the source, Krychowiak will join Lokomotiv for the campaign that will start at the end of this month — and Yuri Semin’s men will then have the option to make the Poland international’s stay at RZD Arena permanent for around €10 million when the term ends.Lokomotiv Moscow will pay an initial loan fee, said the source, taking the total amount that PSG could make on Krychowiak to nearer €15m and the option at the end of the loan could ultimately be paid in installments.Neymar can win the Ballon d’Or, says Ander Herrera Andrew Smyth – September 13, 2019 An “excited” Ander Herrera believes new Paris Saint-Germain team-mate Neymar is a contender for the Ballon d’Or alongside Kylian Mbappe.Krychowiak was part of the Polish side that was eliminated in the group stages at this summer’s World Cup, where he registered a goal against Senegal in their first group game.Krychowiak’s form has dwindled since he left Sevilla for PSG in 2016 after winning two consecutive UEFA Europa League titles.The source also added that Krychowiak, who played for Reims and Bordeaux before Sevilla in 2014, was recommended to Lokomotiv by fellow Pole Maciej Rybus, who left Lyon for Russia last year.
One of Udinese latest signing Darwin Machis wants to “be one of the revelations of this season” at the Dacia Arena and in Italy.Having already scored one goal in the Coppa Italia, the 25-year-old Venezuelan has already made his Serie A debut in Sunday’s 2-2 draw with Parma.“Coach Julio Velazquez already knew of me from my time playing in Spain, but I still have to work hard in order to earn his faith all over again. Nobody comes here guaranteed a starting spot,” he said in a Press conference via Football Italia.Serie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….“I didn’t expect such a strong start to my season, but that is my way of playing. I hope to have a great campaign and to be one of the revelations of this season.“I’m quick, I like to play the ball to feet and hope to improve all the various aspects of my game.”