• 86°

News in Brief — 6/27/13

Ohio bill requiring only 1 license plate advances

DAYTON (AP) — Ohioans would only be required to display one license plate on their vehicles instead of two under a bill headed for a House vote.

Supporters of the bipartisan bill including state Rep. Terry Johnson, a southern Ohio Republican, say it could save the state $1 million annually.

Backers say the proposal could also save car owners the cost of having holes drilled in vehicles not built to have front plates.

The Dayton Daily News reports the bill cleared the Ohio House Transportation, Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee Tuesday without debate.

The bill would bring Ohio in line with Kentucky, Michigan, Indiana, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

Police oppose the change, saying it cuts in half their ability to identify drivers involved in traffic violations and crimes.


Police: 2 children found fatally shot in Ohio home

JACKSON (AP) — Police in southern Ohio say two children have been found shot to death in their grandparent’s home.

Jackson police said in a news release that the children, ages 9 and 12, were found shortly after 11 a.m. Wednesday.

A dispatcher said no additional information was immediately available. The names of the children were being withheld by authorities until relatives could be notified.


OLBH environmental efforts save nearly 1,000 trees

RUSSELL, Ky. — Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital (OLBH) has received a certificate of Environmental Achievement from Shred-it, the hospital’s secure document shredding vendor. In 2012, OLBH employees, through the use of paper shredding and recycling, saved the equivalent of 828.24 trees.

OLBH maintains a committee, deemed the OLBH Green Team, to oversee the hospital’s environmental efforts. The Green Team aided in the placement of Shred-it bins throughout the hospital’s campus. All materials placed in the Shred-it bins are subsequently baled and recycled.

Earlier this year, OLBH received the 2013 Partner for Change Award from Practice Greenhealth, a national membership organization for health care facilities committed to environmentally responsible operations. The award is one of the organization’s Environmental Excellence Awards given each year to honor outstanding environmental achievements in the health care sector. It was the fourth straight year OLBH received the honor.

For more information concerning OLBH, visit www.olbh.com or call the OLBH CareLine at (606) 833-CARE (2273).