Beer Prices Foam Up

Starting in January, buying that ice cold beer may leave a bigger dent in your wallet. According to the Billings Gazette, majority of the United States barley crop is grown in North Dakota, Idaho, and Montana. Due to an abnormal amount of rainfall in these states in August, the barley was over-saturated and began to germinate early. According to the National Climate Data Center, North Dakota was one of the wettest states last year. And according to Outside, the barley germinated more than fifty percent. This is a big problem for large brew companies, such as Anheuser-Busch InBev and MillerCoors, who only use barley that have one or two percent

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Public Health Officials Speak at Kent City Council

The Wednesday, October 13 Kent City Council meeting started with Ebola talk. Portage County Health Commissioner, Jeff Neistadt, Director of Kent State University Center for Public Health Preparedness, Dr. Christopher Woolverton, and Medical Director at City of Kent, Dr. Kirk Stiffler, all spoke at the beginning of the meeting. They addressed what information they knew so far, what exactly Ebola is and does, how it can be spread, and any inaccurate rumors that had been floating around. Anchor Intro: The news of Ebola patient, Amber Vinson, staying in Tallmadge took over social media Wednesday. Even City Council got caught up in the story and had public health experts give and

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Soaring Salt Prices

Due to supply and demand the price of rock salt has skyrocketed. The cities that did not purchase salt in the summer will pay the price as it has gone up $63 dollars. For Ravenna, this will not be a problem. Ravenna did not sign a contract with ODOT, but did purchase all the salt the city needed during the summer bidding process, which last through October. While some cities may be spending more this winter, Ravenna will in fact be saving money. Anchor Intro: Many Ohioans have heard rumors of yet another brutal winter on its way, but it’s not the only thing people have to worry about this

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