Tuesday, October 27, 2009

The blog didn't move - I did

The absent blogger has returned from moving.

Our quest to downsize was no easy task. Perhaps that's why most people do it after they retire - just so they will have the time to do it. The process was twice what one would normally go through as our son purchased a home as well. Back-to-back weekends of moving, coupled with our son's belongings having to be moved twice. Yes I know that sounds like poor planning, but title companies and real estate agents could make a smooth transition into a newsroom.

Now that the joy of unpacking and settling in is over, hopefully some normalcy will return and we can begin to get caught up.

The gallery for the June clip winners have been posted on the ONPA Website. The July clip contest results are in and posted as well.

Eric Albrecht and Chris Russell from The Columbus Dispatch each had three wins in July. Russell's three wins were good for 132 points. Points leader Marshall Gorby had two wins and picked up 62 points so the race is getting a little tighter and far from over.

The winners gallery should be posted in a few days as the reminder notice to people went out last night.

Top Ten Point Standings after July results
1st - Marshall Gorby, Springfield News-Sun - 544
2nd - Chris Russell, The Columbus Dispatch - 452
3rd - Eric Albrecht, The Columbus Disptch - 430
4th - Bill Lackey, Springfield News-Sun - 344
5th - Lisa DeJong, The Plain Dealer - 332
6th - Fred Squillante, The Columbus Dispatch - 322
7th - Tom Dodge, The Columbus, Dispatch - 294
8th - Barbara Perenic, Springfield News-Sun, 284
Neal C. Lauron, The Columbus Dispatch - 284
10th - Jeff Hinckley, The Columbus Dispatch - 254