This is the 17th of 20 profiles of The Gazette's Best and Brightest Class of 2015.
Jacob Vendl loves "The Office" - in particular he loves Jim.
"He is one of my favorite people, even though he is not real," Vendl said. "He is fun-loving, but serious, and he is reflected a lot in the way I talk and go through my life.
Individual people - not businesses or PACs - have provided the biggest chunks of campaign money to Mary Lou Makepeace and John Suthers, who are vying to be the second strong mayo of Colorado Springs. And residents in only a handful of ZIP codes gave the most. With the May 19 runoff election less than two weeks away, the Suthers campaign had raised $400,434 as of May 1.
By Bob DowningBeacon Journal staff writerOhio’s Utica Shale industry continues to grow, despite low commodity prices, according to a new report by a Columbus-based law firm that has been tracking the industry. The investment in shale projects in eastern Ohio now tops $28 billion, a 40 percent increase in total investments since last fall, says Monday’s report from Bricker & Eckler LLP.
Despite an increased amount of rain moving through the Colorado Springs area, there are no reports of damage or flooding over the Waldo Canyon and Black Forest burn scars Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service in Pueblo.
A flash flood watch for El Paso and Teller counties was canceled because there wasn't enough fast, heavy rain to cause flash floods, the weather service reported.
Flood mitigation efforts have proved successful, said Bob Wilson, a spokesman for the Colorado Department of Transportation.
CDOT is patrolling for flooding, but a "super culvert" through Waldo Canyon is "working the way it should be working," Wilson said.
Some people have reported small rock slides, but CDOT crews have found
Ronan Skolosh took a 600-foot trip Tuesday morning into his spacious temporary home. His brand-new pad features a large window with a picturesque view of downtown Akron, a private bathroom, space for his family to crash — and no more roommates. Ronan was among 39 critically ill newborns transported Tuesday from Akron Children’s Hospital’s old neonatal intensive care unit to the new NICU in the Kay Jewelers Pavilion.