Ocean City School Business Administrator Pat Yacovelli administers the oath of office to Greg Whelan, who is joined by his wife, Michelle, children, Sophia and Cullen, and parents, Joan Whelan and George Kuhar.The Ocean City Board of Education met Wednesday evening in a brief special meeting and addressed the following items:New board member: Gregory Whelan took the oath of office as a newly appointed member of the board.New committee chairs: James Bauer was named head of the Negotiations Subcommittee, and Whelan was tapped as a member. Tiffany Prettyman will fill Bauer’s seat as head of the Curriculum and Instruction Subcommittee.Teachers contract: Bauer reported that after a near-12-hour negotiation session, the Board of Education reached a tentative memorandum of agreement with the Ocean City Education Association on a new teachers’ contract. The last three-year contract — which expired June 30, 2014 — included 1.99 percent raises for teachers. The new agreement must be ratified by the OCEA and approved by the school board before terms can be released.Ocean City High School construction: Scott Weitz of New Road Construction Management reported that a $2.7 million project to replace the heating, ventilation and air-conditioning system at the school is on schedule and on budget. The project is expected to be fully complete by August 25.Longport Sending Agreement: The board went into a closed executive session, in part, to discuss a plan for Ocean City High School to accept students from neighboring Longport who currently attend Atlantic City High School. The state Department of Education and Longport have approved the plan, but Atlantic City is seeking an injunction while they appeal the decision.
Brookville, In. — The Indiana Youth Institute held the Youth Worker Café in Brookville to talk about the “State of Youth” in Franklin and surrounding counties.In Decatur County reports of child abuse and neglect have jumped three times from 2013 to 2016. The number of children living in poverty was down 1.1 percent from 2013 to 2016 and the number of persons receiving food assistance from the government is down 22 percent. Get the full Decatur County report here.In Franklin County reports of abuse and neglect are up about 30 percent from 2013 to 2016. IYI data analyst Kati Kinkaid says the sharp increase could be due to the opioid crisis. The number of children living in poverty decreased two percent to 13.9 percent and the monthly average number of people receiving food assistance from the government went down by about 30 percent for the same period. Get the full report here.In Ripley County reports of child abuse and neglect are up 1 ½ times from 2013 to 2016. The number of children living in poverty is up 1.8 percent from 2013 to 2016 while the number of people receiving food assistance from the government is down slightly. Get the full report here.A complete list of all county reports is here.
NOTTINGHAM, England, CMC – Shai Hope and captain Jason Holder struck half-centuries, but a late batting collapse sent West Indies to a hugely disappointing 15-run defeat to Australia, squandering an ideal opportunity to notch their second straight win of the ICC World Cup here Thursday.Poor officiatingIn pursuit of 289 at Trent Bridge in a contest marked by poor officiating, West Indies were well placed at one stage on 190 for four in the 35th over but then watched as five wickets tumbled for 66 runs, as the Caribbean side paid the price for injudicious strokes late in the innings and ended on 273 for nine off their 50 overs.Hope top scoresHope top-scored with a patient 68 off 105 balls that included seven fours, and appeared to be steering West Indies to victory but his demise in the 35th sparked the West Indies slide, handing Australia their second straight win of the tournament.Holder struck 51 off 57 balls with seven fours and a six and hopes of a Windies victory were kept alive once he remained at the wicket. Mitchell Starc’s return for a final spell, however, sounded the death knell, as he knocked over Carlos Brathwaite (16) and Holder in the 46th over to quickly end the Windies bid.Left-hander Nicholas Pooran struck 40 while Chris Gayle and Shimron Hetmyer both got 21, but West Indies lost wickets at key moments which hurt their run chase.Aussie left-arm seamer Starc claimed five for 46 while fast bowler Pat Cummins supported with two for 41.Tail-ender Nathan Coulter-Nile had earlier struck a career-best 92 and stroke-maker Steve Smith, 73, as Australia recovered from 38 for four in the eighth over to reach 288 all out off 49 overs.Coulter-Nile, batting at number eight, struck eight fours and four sixes in a robust 60-ball knock which dug the Aussies out of trouble while Smith faced 103 balls and counted seven fours.Carlos Brathwaite got wickets at the back end of the innings to end with three for 67 while fellow pacers Andre Russell (2-41), Sheldon Cottrell (2-56) and Oshane Thomas (2-63) finished with two wickets each.