Month: September 2020

625 quarantine-hit businesses seek help

first_imgAt the Jaro district gymnasium, personnel of the Iloilo City Government prepare these sacks of rice donated by the private sector for repacking and distribution to residents economically displaced by the enhanced community quarantine being observed to stop the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN * the form may be downloaded fromthe DOLE Region 6 website ( ILOILO City –Adversely affected by the enhanced community quarantine being observed to keepthe coronavirus disease (COVID-19) 2019 at bay, 625 private establishments inWestern Visayas have sought the help of the Department of Labor and Employment(DOLE). It is the employers themselveswho must apply for the CAMP and process the requirements. * Iloilo – * company payroll for the monthprior to the implementation of FWAs or temporary closure According to Sabrido, DOLE’scentral office downloaded to Western Visayas P62 million for CAMP. Though the program covers allprivate establishments that have adopted Flexible Working Arrangements (FWAs)or temporary closure during the COVID-19 pandemic, those in the micro, smalland medium enterprises are being prioritized, said Sabrido. If approved, DOLE will releasethe financial support direct to the beneficiary’s payroll account through banktransfer. As of Saturday, DOLE Region 6 wasable to release financial support to an initial 1,000 employees. DOLE will evaluate theapplication within three working days then notify the applicant throughelectronic mail if the application is approved or denied. CAMP offers a “one time financialsupport” of P5,000 to each affected employee in the private sector regardless ofemployment status. They filedapplications for DOLE’s COVID-19 Adjustment Measures Program (CAMP) designed to“mitigate the adverse economic impacts and reduction of income” brought aboutby the ongoing pandemic. The 625establishments had a combined workforce of 14,800 employees, said DOLE Region 6information officer Niezel Anen Sabrido. The documentary requirements arethe following: * Negros – * establishment report onCOVID-19 form, as required under Labor Advisory No. 9, Series of 2020 * Guimaras – * Antique – * Capiz – * Aklan – Possible grounds for denial ofapplication are the ineligibility of applicant, misrepresentation of facts inthe application, and submission of falsified or tampered documents. Applications from employers maybe emailed to the following DOLE offices in Region 6: * companies must also submit thebank account details of their respective affected employees DOLE-6 discourages personalfollow-up of application as a precautionary measure against COVID-19./PNlast_img read more

NegOcc police teams formed for drug ops during quarantine

first_imgNegros Occidental Police Provincial Office director, Colonel Romeo Baleros, said the antidrug officers have been deployed to ensure that operations against drug personalities will continue amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Those who received government cash aid have money to spare for the illegal drug trade, he added. On April 26, three suspects, too, were caught in separate buy-busts in the same city. They were found in possession of P90,000, P120,000 and P75,000 worth of suspected illegal drugs, respectively. “These personnel are solely dedicated to antidrug operations. We did not choose them to man the quarantine control points,” Baleros said. According to Baleros, stations under NOCPPO formed these dedicated antidrug teams, knowing that drug suspects would take advantage of the health crisis to peddle their goods. “We need the support of barangay officials, concerned citizens, force multipliers, security guards, and the community as a whole. They have knowledge about the drug operations in their respective barangays,” he added. “We are not losing our grip on these drug personalities to prevent them from continuing their operations,” Baleros said. In Silay City, policemen launched several drug operations in the recent weeks.A buy-bust there on May 4 led to the arrest of three suspects who yielded suspected shabu valued at around P105,000.center_img BALEROS. PNA “In Silay, we have reports of arrest almost every day or every two days. We also have arrests in the cities of Kabankalan, San Carlos, La Carlota, and Himamaylan. We don’t set aside our antidrug operations,” Baleros said. BACOLID City – City and municipal police stations in this province have formed teams tasked only to operate against illegal drug activities during the quarantine period. Each police station in Negros Occidental has a team of seven antidrug personnel, while the provincial headquarters has 12 operatives.  The police director appealed anew to Negrenses to support the police in the campaign against illegal drugs since they don’t have enough personnel to guard and monitor all drug-related activities. This province has been placed under general community quarantine on May 16, along with most of the country.(With a report from PNA/PN)last_img read more

‘Sekyu’ found dead

first_imgBACOLOD City – He was found dead at the subdivision where he was working in Barangay Cabug.The 23-year-old security guard John Abindan of Himamaylan City, Negros Occidental was believed to have died due to a heart attack, police said.Abindan’s lifeless body was found on Monday morning inside the guard house of Deca Homes subdivision, the police added.Responding police officers did not find any wounds on Abindan’s body suggestive of murder.Officers of Police Station 9 ruled out foul play in the incident./PN BY DOMINIQUE GABRIEL BAÑAGAlast_img read more

Sport Bars

first_imgHave you wondered when sports bars got started? They started in the late 1970’s when Dennis Hannah (pro football player) opened a Legends Bar in Los Angeles. The main feature, of course, was the addition of TVs throughout the bar. Today we have them all over the United States and even around the world. The addition of the TVs allowed these establishments to pack patrons in even if the “BIG” game was on. Before that, people wouldn’t want to leave the house while the “BIG” game was being played. Also, it became the trendy thing to do, and the bars prospered. To get both the male and female patrons, they started to feature things like trivia games, etc., to attract the ladies so they would accompany their male partners to the bar. As the bars continued to evolve, they became more and more “lady friendly” because of the expanded activities such as beach volleyball and the fact that ladies became better sport aficionados and enjoyed the games themselves. Sports bars like Willy’s in our area feature a full line of sandwiches, meals, drinks, and appetizers. I am sure the true social diner is not the person who keeps them in business, but these people can go to the full-service restaurants and enjoy a nice quiet meal. A feature of most of the bars is the larger proportions which sit well with sport fans. It all depends on what kind of dining experience you want to have.last_img read more

Manufacturer Expanding Rushville Operations

first_imgMore jobs are coming to the area as an automotive component manufacturer is expanding operations in Rush County.INTAT Precision Inc., which is a Japanese-based company that manufactures brake, chassis, and power train components for primarily Toyota will invest over $22 million into the operations. The company plans to build a new 50,000 square-foot facility in Rushville.The manufacturer has received multiple awards from Toyota as well as a supplier quality award from Subaru of Indiana.INTAT plans to create up to 40 new jobs by 2016. Hiring may begin as early as this December.Interested applicants can apply at the Rushville WorkOne office or at www.indianacareerconnect.comlast_img read more

Area Softball Sectional Scores

first_imgWRBI Area Softball Sectional Scores.  Thursday  (5-29)Sectional 60 @ Rising Sun.Championship:  Rising Sun  13     Jac-Cen-Del  0Sectional 14 @ Columbus North.Bloomington South  3     Bloomington North  0Columbus North  8     Shelbyville  6Submitted by The IHSAA.last_img

St. Nicholas And Greensburg Battle It Out In Volleyball

first_imgSt. Nicholas Splits with Greensburg: Greensburg takes 7th grade match, but St. Nicholas Claims the 8th grade match.It was a great night of volleyball on Thursday evening at Milan Elementary. Greensburg’s 7th grade defeated St. Nick in 2 sets with scores of 9-25 and 17-25. St. Nicholas top server was Ella Fledderman who served 12/12 with 4 Ace serves.The 8th grade match was intense. These 2 teams have met now 6 times over the last 2 years in regular season and tourney championships each year. St. Nicholas has defeated the Pirates 8th grade each time, but EACH time proved to be a challenge and excellent volleyball for both teams. St. Nicholas 8th grade won in 3 sets with scores of 25-13 and 25-24.After winning set 1 quickly, set 2 was a battle. Greensburg came out on top of their game, and they utilized their height advantage much more effectively to slow down St. Nick. Greensburg had a 19-11 point lead, but St. Nick NEVER quit. They slowly came back into the match. The score ended up at 24-24 with a 25 point cap.  Greensburg served; both teams volleyed the ball back and forth; it actually went back and forth 4 times before St. Nicholas ended the match with a game winning kill.Amelia Hartman stepped up in a HUGE way and went 10/10 serving; Erica Kathman served 9/10 with 2 Aces; and Molly Gregg served 12/13 with 4 Aces. Kathman and Gregg anchored the net. Katelynn Bischoff assisted with some setting duties and great defense, and Rachel Kraus played consistently all the way around. Ella Fledderman was able to attack the ball consistently and passed the ball well all evening. It was a total team effort all around.St. Nicholas plays their final match on Tuesday, September 30 at Milan Elementary.Courtesy of STN Coach Debbie Gregg.last_img read more

Mr. Ronald W. “Ron” O’Banion

first_imgInterment will follow in the Vevay Cemetery, Vevay, Indiana.Friends may call 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Thursday, August 18, 2016, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043 and from 10:00 am until time of service, Friday, August 19, 2016, at the Truth Apostolic Church, 6160 Highway 56, Vevay, Indiana.Memorial contributions may be made to the Truth Apostolic Church. Cards are available at the funeral home. Mr. Ronald W. “Ron” O’Banion, age 80, of Vevay, Indiana, entered this life on July 31, 1936, in Owen County, Kentucky, the son of the late, Kenneth and Estelle (Watts) O’Banion. He was raised in Owen County, Kentucky where he attended the Owen County High School. Ron was united in marriage on December 18, 1953, in Owen County, Kentucky, to Doris Dean Wainscott and to this union arrived a son, Bobby Dale and a daughter, Tammy to bless their home. Ron and Doris shared nearly 63 loving years of marriage together until his death. Ron was a former employee for the US Shoe Factory in Vevay, Indiana, from 1960 to 1967, Randall’s Textron in Vevay, Indiana, from 1967 to 1997 and for R & B in Warsaw, Kentucky, from 1997 to 1998. He was also employed for Wal-Mart in Madison, Indiana, from 1999 to 2001. Ron resided in the Vevay community since 1957 where he was a faithful member of the Truth Apostolic Church. Ron enjoyed farming, raising tobacco and gardening. Ron will be dearly missed by his loving family and friends. Ron passed away to be with his Lord and Savior at 1:12 am, Tuesday, August 16, 2016, at the Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Vevay, Indiana.Ron will be dearly missed by his loving wife of nearly 63 years: Doris Dean (Wainscott) O’Banion of Vevay, IN; his son: Rev. Bobby Dale O’Banion and his wife: Sue of Vevay, IN; his daughter: Tammy Sotherden and her husband: Steve of Vevay, IN; his grandchildren: Amber Hull and her husband: Joseph of Vevay, IN, Joel Sotherden of Vevay, IN, Elizabeth Dobson and her husband: Rex of Kokomo, IN and Tony O’Banion of Vevay, IN; his great-grandson: Aaron Joseph Hull of Vevay, IN; his sister-in-law: Patricia Fay O’Banion-Lippert of Frankfort, KY and his nephew: Brennan O’Banion of Owen County, KY.He was preceded in death by his parents: Kenneth and Estelle (Watts) O’Banion and his brother: Norman O’Banion.Funeral services will be conducted Friday, August 19, 2016, at 11:00 am, by Bro. Anthony Wilks, at the Truth Apostolic Church, 6160 Highway 56 Vevay, Indiana 47043.last_img read more

Bulldogs Middle School Harriers Win Meets

first_imgThe Batesville Middle School Boys won the South Dearborn Invitational on Monday. Ean Loichinger won the boys race, followed by Benjamin Moster, 2nd, Will Nuhring, 5th, Aiden Geers, 10th, Vonley Hund, 11th, Lyle Oesterling, 13th, and Daren Smith 15th.The Batesville Middle School Boys won the Junior Varsity race. Cayden Pohlman won the boys race, followed by Will Sherwood, 2nd, Cole Pride, 3rd, Tacoma Nicholas, 4th, Eli Vogelsang, 5th, Elliott Mertz, 6th, Carter Walsman, 9th, Tyler Bedel, 10th, Eli Loichinger, 14th, Sam Weigel, 15th, Chris Lewis, 17th, and Zach Gutzwiller, 19th. The Batesville Middle School Girls won the South Dearborn Invitational on Monday. Lily Pinckley won the girls race, followed by Emma Weiler, 3rd, Sophie Myers, 6th, Maria Lopez, 9th, Katie Olsen, 13th, Sarah Ripperger, 16th, and Madelyn Pohlman, 19th.The Batesville Middle School Girls won the Junior Varsity race. Jada Day won the girls race, followed by Megan Allgeier, 2nd, Margaret Wilson, 3rd, Kaylie Raver, 4th, Josie Meyer, 7th, Lily Meyer, 8th, Kaylin Hinners, 10th, Alyssa Linville, 12th, Kloie Lehman, 14th, and Angela Diaz, 15th.South Dearborn Invitational ResultsBoysBatesville 29Greensburg 38Sunman Dearborn 75Benjamin Rush 97GirlsBatesville 32Greensburg 37Sunman Dearborn 69South Dearborn 103Beechwood 141Courtesylast_img read more

ORVC Weekly Report (January 15-20)

first_imgORVC Weekly Report  (January 15-20)Players of the Week.Girls Basketball:  Morgan Carroll – Jac-Cen-DelBoys Basketball:  Tyler Kramer – SouthwesternORVC Report (January 15-20)Courtesy of ORVC Recorder Travis Calvert.last_img