Needlepoints: Some quick thoughts about last week's news:
Using dollars to make sense of AEP planAEP likes to talk about kilowatt hours and multipliers as it tries to get a rate increase past the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio. Doug Leuthold, a small business owner, prefers to use the language of dollars and cents.Speaking before a PUCO hearing Thursday in Lima, Leuthold pointed out the increase sought by AEP “would be the same as gasoline going from $4 per gallon to $12 per gallon.” He thinks that's unreasonable. He won't get any argument from us.
Trust granny with technology, not teens
Did you know that older people are more capable than teens when it comes to using cellphones and iPads? That's what the Ohio Senate tells us. It passed a bill that bans anyone from texting while driving in Ohio, but does allow people in their 50s, 60s and 70s — anyone but those under the age of 18 — to gab on their cellphones and fiddle with an iPad while driving. Remember that the next time you get behind a granny going high-tech on Interstate 75.
Custer's last stand: Submitting to country musicIf nothing else, Scott Custer is creative. He said he tried everything to keep the gang-bangers out Custer's Chateau, the bar he owned on Spencerville Road. That included hiring additional security, charging a cover fee and even playing country music — but the hoodlums wouldn't leave. That's when he knew it was time to sell.