Saturday, October 25, 2008

Christmas Happenings in Ohio

When winter sets in we tend to stay inside our nice warm and cozy homes. The Christmas season puts us all in great moods. We love the sights and sounds of the holiday. However you may not realize there is so much to get out and see and enjoy during this season. Lots more than simply looking at the neighbor's home all decorated for the season. Christmas Happenings in Ohio are plentiful. There is something going on every where, that we need to pack the kids in the car and get out and enjoy. So please sit back and read of the Christmas Happenings in Ohio. Let the Christmas spirit fill you up, then head out and explore the sights and sounds of Christmas.

1) A Christmas Story House
When: Open year round. However what better time to visit than Christmas.
Hours: Thursday - Saturday 10 a.m. -5 p.m. and Sunday 12 p.m. - 5 p.m. year round and Wednesdays November 1 through January 15. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years.

Where:3159 W. 11th Street, , OH 44109Cleveland. Admission tickets to A Christmas Story House can be purchased at the museum at 1103 Rowley Ave. which is located directly across the street from the house. All tours start at the museum.


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Ohios Venders Sales Tax Laws

By Cindy Wright

To be able to legally make retail sales in Ohio there are Ohio venders sales tax laws that you must follow. These are as follows;

1) Obtain the proper vender's license from your local county auditor's office or at the Ohio Department of Taxation.
2) Collect and remit the proper sales tax to the Ohio Department of Taxation.
3) File your sales tax returns on time which is usually by the 23rd of the month the follows the reporting period.

The Ohio venders sales tax laws requires any person or business that makes retails sales of tangible personal property or taxable services to obtain a vender's license. There are several types of vender's licenses. Most retailers either have a regular county or a transient vender's license. The correct vender's license is determined by the type of sales and where it takes it place at.

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Saturday, October 20, 2007

Haunted Hills Ohio

Magic Waters Theater in Bainbridge Ohio is live family entertainment that is presented in a rustic amphitheater. Magic Waters has comedies, musicals, murder mysteries, children's theaters, concerts, magic shows and seasonal holiday events. Since it is October and Halloween is right around the corner I will first talk about the Haunted Hills that is a Halloween tradition in Ohio.
Haunted Hills runs from September 28th - October 28th each year. The 2007 Halloween season will see some new scares and new fun. Magic Waters has an eerily torch lit trail that leads visitors through the woods. You never know what might be lurking in the woods to scare visitors. Each year the people at Magic Waters comes up with something new and new terrifying things will jump out of every area of the Haunted Hills.

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Ohio Summer Camps

Are you looking for a good summer camp to send your kids to this summer? I have two suggestions here in Ohio that is great camps sponsored by the YMCA. They have been in business for years and are well trusted. The two camps I think are the best in Ohio are YMCA Camp Fitch in Youngstown, Ohio and YMCA Camp Wilson in Bellefontaine, Ohio. These camps fill up fast, so it is best to make reservations as soon as possible.

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Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Community Action in Pike County Ohio

Pike County Ohio is a small county when compared to most. There are 25,000 people and 8,900 households in Pike County. People assume that in America in 2005 that most Americans live pretty well and do not have to worry about having the necessities of life. Such as food on the table, medicine, gas to go to work or heat in the winter, but this assumption is wrong as anyone who works or volunteers at Pike County Community Action Committee will tell you.

I called and talked to Annya Thompson she has been working for C.A.C for over 19 years. She does so much to try and help the needy families in Pike County. She told me "The need for the assistance programs they offer is becoming greater each year, and the funding that is available isn't even close to covering the needs. Some programs get no goverment grants at all."

The Community Action Committee Social Services Department in Pike County Ohio helps Pike County Families with food, housing, gas, and medicine. In the past year alone C.A.C has seen the need for food alone rise by 100%. They are helping on average 430-565 family's a month. The funds to cover the expense comes from employee donations, Fema and The Run for Shelter fund raiser typically held the 3rd week of July each year.

The Shawnee Indians of Ohio

The Shawnee Indians were a friendly and brave tribe. A male child born to a Shawnee was given a name within ten days. A female child was named within twelve days. The name was either bestowed by a parent or by some trusted friend of the family, called a "conferrer". An "unsoma", or social classification usually determined by the clan into which one was born or adopted, was a chief consideration when the child was named.

The Shawnee Indians were living in the Ohio Valley as early as the late 1600s. The Iroquois Indians were unwilling to share these rich hunting grounds and drove the Shawnees away. Some went to Illinois; others went to Pennsylvania, Maryland or Georgia. As the power of the Iroquois weakened, the Shawnee Indians moved back into Ohio from the south and the east. They settled in the lower Scioto River valley.

The Shawnees spoke one of the languages of the Algonquian Indians, and so they are related to the Delaware and Ottawa Indians.The Shawnee Indians were allies of the French until British traders moved into the Ohio Country in 1740. The French pushed the British out of Ohio and the Shawnees became allies of the French again until the British victory in the French & Indian War . As French trading posts turned into British forts, the Ohio Indians, including the Shawnees, fought the British and their colonists. Cornstalk led the Shawnees against British colonists during Lord Dunmore's War in the early 1770s. During the American Revolution the Shawnees fought alongside the British against the colonists. The Shawnees believed that England would prevent the colonists from encroaching further upon the natives' land. After the war the Indians continued to fight the Americans.

The Shawnees were fierce warriors. They were among the most feared and respected of Ohio's Indians. Tecumseh was their most famous chief.

General Anthony Wayne defeated the Shawnees and other Ohio Indians at the Battle of Fallen Timbers in 1794. The Shawnees surrendered most of their lands in Ohio with the signing of the Treaty of Greenville


A Guide to Filing Bankruptcy in Ohio

Should a person file bankruptcy? This a personal decision greatly influenced by the amount of serious debt and your ability to meet the original payments or pay the full amount. Being hassled by creditors when you are broke is nerve wracking for starters. Secondly, the decision to file should not be made solely to stop demanding creditors. Though filing temporarily stops creditors from engaging in out-and-out enforcement lawsuits, secured creditors can apply for "relief from the stay" and then continue their efforts to repossess or foreclose. Furthermore certain kinds of debts among them, student loans, alimony and support obligations, drunken driving restitution, and debts incurred through fraud can't be discharged in bankruptcy.

Depending on your circumstances, bankruptcy may or may not make sense for you. If after the bankruptcy you will be no better off than you were before, why do it? The decision as to whether and when to file a bankruptcy petition should be based upon the facts of your individual case.

New bankruptcy laws are expected to limit the value of the homestead exemptions. Also, new Ch. 7 restrictions will prevent anyone earning over the state median income from filing, Ch. 13 payments will be increased, and judges will lose judicial discretion imposing mandatory sanctions upon debtors in many new circumstances. These new laws narrowly missed passage each year since 2001, and may become effective at any time. Now, more than ever, timing and planning are critical.

Most Ohio bankruptcy attorneys who special in consumer/debtor cases offer free initial consultations. Virtually all private attorneys welcome opportunities to meet qualified potential clients. After debtors become familiar with current requirements, initial consultations offer an excellent opportunity to explore options and receive free legal advice, before deciding upon any course of action. If you have considered filing, make a detailed list of questions. Meet with several lawyers. By comparing costs, benefits and options without obligation, your most profitable path will become clear.

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