RUSHCREEK TOWNSHIP - Eight hours of constant rain, and melted snow has caused high water throughout the county, closing some roads.,At midday Wednesday more than a foot and half of water had covered Holliday Road in Rushcreek Township.,"A little bit farther into the ditch and she might not have been as lucky," Myers said as he waited to switch a high water sign to a road closed sign.,Myers said several roads in the township were covered by water, and he expected more to be closed as the day and rain went on.,"It's really important that people don't drive around road closed or high water signs," said Jon Kochis, Fairfield County Emergency Management director.

The traditional signing day Wednesday merely padded Oregon's already stellar recruiting class, the best in school history.,GETTING DEFENSIVE: Washington capped its recruiting class by landing two of the top defensive players on the West Coast.,Washington had seemed to be the favorite for Heimuli for most of the recruiting period, but his Menlo-Atherton team advancing to the state title game in California impacted his ability to make a decision in time for the December signing period.,The abrupt departure of new offensive coordinator Kliff Kingsbury after 34 days shook up the Trojans' recruiting class and led to the departure of receiver commit Bru McCoy, who spurned USC for Texas.,The day had an international flavor with the Utes bringing in 6-foot-7 offensive lineman Bamidele Olaseni, a native of London who played last year for Garden City Community College in Kansas, and fellow 6-foot-7 offensive lineman Luke Felix-Fualalo, a former rugby player in Australia who played last year for prep powerhouse Mater Dei in California.

Earlier that month, San Francisco Mayor Elmer E. Robinson had lost a bet to Chicago Mayor Martin H. Kennelly, after wagering that Cal would defeat Northwestern in that year’s Rose Bowl.,A week before the first-ever AFL-NFL World Championship Game in 1967 (known later as Super Bowl I), Donald A. Tilleman, the mayor of Green Bay, Wis., sent a telegram to his counterpart in Kansas City, Mo., betting him a block of Wisconsin cheese that the Packers would win, and proposing that prime steaks would make for a good prize.,After the Packers lost in the NFC championship game to the Giants, New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg received a special delivery that contained 10 pounds of cheese spread, 20 aged strip steaks and three pounds of chocolate — plus a pair of cheese-wedge sunglasses for good measure.,Thus began the era of mayors wearing rival teams' jerseys, flying the winner’s flag above city hall or singing the national anthem at their next game.,In April 1997, more than two months after the Packers defeated the Patriots in that year’s Super Bowl, the Green Bay Press-Gazette reported that Mayor Paul Jadin still hadn’t collected the winnings from his bet with the mayor of Providence, R.I., Vincent A. “Buddy” Cianci Jr., who would later be sent to federal prison on racketeering charges.

At 4:03 p.m. Tiffin Police Department responded to a vehicle having trouble in the snow on East Market Street, a report states.,Fostoria Police Department responded to the 400 of block West Fourth Street for a vehicle stuck in the snow at 4:16 p.m. Saturday, a report states.,At 7:05 p.m., a Fostoria Police Department officer responded to a vehicle stuck in the snow at South Poplar and East Center streets and at 8:45 p.m,, an officer responded to a vehicle stuck in the snow on Perry Street, a report states.,At 11:14 p.m., Tiffin’s Public Works Department reported a vehicle was parked too far out at West Perry and Scott streets, and the crew was unable to get a plow through, a report states.,At 11:59 p.m., Fostoria Police Department responded to a vehicle stuck in a snow drift on East Tiffin Street, a report states.

— “The biggest thing is to try and get in front of it,” said Fairfield Township Road Supervisor Mel Miller.,All four road crewmen, Miller, the longest tenured, John Rankin, a crewman since 1999, Shawn Butler, a five-year veteran, and Kevin Rice, the junior and newly hired member, were busy preparing for the winter blast that forecasts a 50 percent chance of over 10 inches of snowfall in the area, along with rain, ice and wind.,Miller said, “We’re fortunate we’re able to have four trucks out,” and immediately attributed that to township voters who support the road levies.,Miller, with the township since 1987, served as assistant road supervisor from the mid 1990’s through 2011.,Miller said that anytime there is a power outage or car off the road they clean up the area and “try to make it easier” for first responders, utility crews and tow trucks.

— “The biggest thing is to try and get in front of it,” said Fairfield Township Road Supervisor Mel Miller.,All four road crewmen, Miller, the longest tenured, John Rankin, a crewman since 1999, Shawn Butler, a five-year veteran, and Kevin Rice, the junior and newly hired member, were busy preparing for the winter blast that forecasters claim has a 70 percent chance of dumping over 10 inches of snowfall in the area, along with rain, ice and wind.,Miller said, “We’re fortunate we’re able to have four trucks out,” and immediately attributed that to township voters who support the road levies.,Miller, with the township since 1987, served as assistant road supervisor from the mid 1990s through 2011.,Miller said that anytime there is a power outage or car off the road they clean up the area and “try to make it easier” for first responders, utility crews and tow trucks.

The Vasquez family chose to beat the storm by heading up the mountain Monday morning

LAS VEGAS (KSNV) — A storm will bring snow showers overnight to our local mountains, and a true winter wonderland is expected to greet visitors in Lee Canyon.,The storm is great news for Lee Canyon Ski Resort.,The Vasquez family chose to beat the storm by heading up the mountain Monday morning.,Doug Benson, the Director of Mountain Sports at Lee Canyon, expected lots of fresh snow.,“They're going to plow the parking lots, the recreation sites and then the general snow removal around the resort so people can move around,” said Benson. read more

What more can be said about the playoff accomplishments of Tom Brady and Bill Belichick?,As Boomer Esiason recently noted, “as long as his offensive line holds up, and Melvin Gordon is able to control the line of scrimmage a little bit with the running game, this could be Philip’s best opportunity to finally break through against Tom Brady.”,Rivers is coming off a one of his best seasons, having passed for 269.2 yards per game, with 32 touchdowns against only 12 interceptions.,Tom Brady (Photo Credit: Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

The Patriots offense was about as prolific this season yardage-wise as it has been in the past, collecting 266.1 passing yards and 127.3 rushing yards per game, good enough for top 10 in both categories.,But even though this year’s team went 8-0 at home, they just don’t look nearly as crisp as they have in the past, with Rob Gronkowski seemingly on his last legs, Tom Brady making more small mistakes here and there and the defense struggling against teams that can run the ball. read more