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Chronicle Telegram {Newspaper} - 1983-02-02,Elyria, Ohio The chronicle Telegram Elyria Ohio wednesday feb. 2,1983 the Corfu newspaper 25 cents 54 pages snipers wound 4 on Ohio s roads Burn out of his tractor trailer Rig Interior could have stemmed irom an electrical Short or some other cause according to John of Conner new Hampshire Ruoker. But he notes it occurred at an Iowa truck Stop 12 Miles from where another trucker not adhering to an Independent trucker strike was shot at. Of Conner made the comments Al the Amherst rest Slop on the Ohio Turnpike. Story on d-1. It photo by Gene Krebs. By the associated press snipers preyed on Ohio truck ers during the night wounding four while dozens of other attacks occurred As the states Independent truckers strike entered its second Day today. The head of Ohio a striking independents Marvin Hickman blamed the violence on people outside the trucking business and branded them a sickos perverts you name the state Highway patrol and sheriffs deputies reported that two truckers were wounded in southwestern Ohio one near Fremont in the Northwest and a fourth near Cambridge in Eastern Ohio. Elsewhere rocks and bricks shattered windshields and nails were used to flatten tires As several thousand independents stayed on the roads in Defiance of the shutdown Call. It. Michael Al inn of the Cambridge state patrol Post said the Driver of a tractor trailer Rig was wounded by gunfire about 1 30 . Today while driving East on interstate 70 six Miles from Cambridge. The names of the Driver and his company were being withheld Quinn said. The Man was taken to Guernsey memorial Hospital in Cambridge. The Casta Lia patrol Post reported that a trucker was injured in the Chest and right Eye apparently by Soliai is of Windshield Glass after being fired upon while eastbound on the Ohio Turnpike near Fremont. A rigs Roll because truckers need pay cd a trucker shot 4 years ago staying Home this tied ii �?d-2 sgt. Douglas Turpening said William West .27, of Arlington Heights. 111., was taken to St. Charles Hospital in Toledo after the 11 40 . Incident. The sergeant said two other Drivers reported being fired upon Over the same stretch of Highway. Al the Lebanon Highway patrol Post in southwestern Ohio trooper John Fox said a trucker was suffered a stomach wound in a shooting on interstate 75 near Franklin. Officials identified the Driver turn to Page a-4 county budget cuts spending 5 percent by Glen Miller it staff writer All county departments will have to Cut spending a it percent under an austere $12.18 million budget approved tuesday by the Lorain county commissioners. Last year the commissioners initially appropriated si2.t i million but that figure to $12.4 million after Oil to t t was added to the sheriff s department budget. This year s spending cuts could be even than 5 percent because the commissioners were forced to set aside $ >25,000 of the available funds to service the county a Long term debt obligations Money to pay obligation was set aside last year but was tired up because of unexpectedly higher spending by the departments. It is not i Kuhn if the 5 percent Cut will result in layoffs. Ridget cuts and any layoffs within cacti department can Only be made by department Heads Wadi whom commissioners will meet to discuss individual budgets according to Kos Cho commission clerk. Defense rests in Gotsis Case the defense rested its Case late this morning m the trial of or. George Gotsis of Lorain and closing arguments will begin thursday in the courtroom of common pleas Ludge Adrian Beth ski. One round of illegal processing of prescriptions was dist Niss de reduce Iii the number of counts against Gotsis to 14. Sec earlier Story on Page d-1 so much for is Roomy bears and old Farmers _. A Armor c old Mittic on Sun Soots. Fee by Joe Klinec it staff writer weather. As 19th Century essayist Charles Dudley Warner once said or was it Mark Twain As some claim. A everybody talks about the weather but nobody does anything about weather is a strange animal. It is Seldom Ideal hardly Ever seems to cooperate and never pleases everyone. Take this Winter for example. Its been one of the Mildest in memory. Motorists and insurance companies Are in heaven. Skiers and Snow plowers Are in. Well just say Arentt too thrilled. Not that All that Many people Are complaining mind you. But this Isnit the Way it was supposed to be. A couple of meteorological school professors predicted his would be one of the worst Winters Ever. The old Farmer s almanac and Hindsight groundhogs Punxsutawney. A. Apr Punxsutawney Phil the groundhog emerged from his heated Burrow on Gobbler s Knob in a downpour today and failed to see his Shadow thus predicting an Early Spring for the nation. The groundhogs 97th moment in the Sun or out of it on this dreary Rainy Day a came at Dawn when folklore says he a a whispered his prediction to James h. Means a contractor who is president of the Punxsutawney groundhog club. Quot better Days Are on the Way a said the 59-year-old Means who As club president is said to be the Only human Able to translate for the woodchuck. A this movements indicate that just like the Economy of the nation the worst is Over a Means said at a ceremony outside this Mountain town about 300 people mostly College students watched As the wriggling and sniffling Phil emerged from his Hole and was met by a wet 36-degree temperature. A Phil wants All of his Loyal subjects to know we have weathered the storm this Winter., Spring is on the Way Quot said Means who wore the traditional top hat and tails Punxsutawney a groundhog has failed to see his Shadow Only five times since the tradition began in 1887. He most recently predicted an Early Spring in 1975. Folklore dictates that if he saw his Shadow a even through miserable Winter weather a then six More weeks of cold weather would follow. The ceremony is All in fun of course. The prediction was secretly decided by the clubs 12-member a dinner circles Well in Advance. For the record the National weather service issued a 90-Day forecast last week calling for unusually cold wet weather for much of the nation through april. And a Snake called Agua fria Freddie billed As Quot Arizona s answer to Punxsutawney Phil Quot went on record today with a forecast of six More weeks of Winter a Don t blame me Quot the Rattlesnake was quoted in the Arizona Republic As saying after he spotted his Shadow in the desert West of Phoenix. It done to cause it i just predict the Punxsutawney ceremony is traditionally led by the inner Circle top hatted tue does businessmen who carry on the tradition. One said privately they predict an Early Spring every decade or two just to keep up interest Phil actually is a 10-Pound male borrowed from the local zoo where he was donated by a Farmer four years ago. Said a the Winter is expected to be relatively mild with Little Snow until about Christmas but then be quite severe and much Snower than usual beginning with the new even the woolly Bear Caterpillar said this would be a harsher Winter than Normal. Wrong. Wrong. Wrong. A so far it s been quite a bit above Normal a said Dale paddock Lead forecaster at the . Weather Bureau at Hopkins International Airport. A probably if we have a february like january it Wilt be in the top 10 warmest the average mean temperature at the Bureau for december was 40,5 degrees. That was 0,2 degrees above average and made the month the second warmest december in history. January a average was 35.9 degrees 5.2 above he average. With the warm temperatures most of the precipitation we be received this Winter has been in the form of rain rather than Snow. Through january Only 15 inches of Snow was recorded at the weather Bureau. Compare that to the average of 30 inches or to the super snowy Winter last year when by this time 62 inches had fallen. What happened to All the dreaded Snow and cold which were predicted Back when the leaves were still on the Trees a the Best thing i can say is our forecast is behind schedule a said Susan Mahnke of the old Farmer s almanac admitting she was being diplomatic. A december was mild like predicted but he Janis any forecast has been the almanac Seldom on like Money with its 3-5-Day segment forecasts. Many were Way off the Mark. Others were Only partially Correct. Obviously looking for the Silver lining she added. Quot there a still a lot of Winter to and while its one Thiny to defend yourself How does one defend a woolly be in Quot the woolly Bear said it would not Boas Tough As last Winter but it would to colder than Normal and Snower than Nornal a said Dick Goddard. Wjk to and the local Champion of woolly bearish. Quot it certainly has not come to pass a the thing that put the Onu on this Winter is the Guy out of Cornell who said this would be the worst Winter Over a he said. A i think he based his projection outside Rainy today. High i i to Souther a Turly winds Jo-20 mph. Rain Likely tonight but becoming mixed with Snow by morning. Low .o-s.s, southwesterly winds 10-20 mph. Snow Likely and colder thursday with temperatures falling to the mid-2 s by afternoon. Details on Page a i. On Sun spots. Fee was the Onia ont that went overboard. La for Tiina Tely the almanac and woolly Bear got Hung and Pai Teci with the same Goddard said Liege skidded a it about the woolly Bear fori -cast., but adds a i done to to link the woolly Bear ate bad no one be ins to be Ablett. Explain Why this Winter has Beer so mild. Some wonder if a volcanic eruption in Mexico last year is the cause although it it generally Felt that such eruptions make weather cooler not warmer ,4notiler theory is the temperature of a articola Section of the Pacific Ocean which has been found o be warmer than usual this Winter. Blit most Likely there is no one explanation for this Winter weather. Probably the most accurate Ihling any weather forecaster can say would be As Goddard said a abnormal weather is accent on living. B9-11 business deaths births .h2 doctor Lamb. B2 Fudi Torii. Entertainment. B4-5 sports. C6-i0 of scion

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