You choose, we deliver
If you are interested in this story, you might be interested in others from The Journal Gazette. Go to www.journalgazette.net/newsletter and pick the subjects you care most about. We'll deliver your customized daily news report at 3 a.m. Fort Wayne time, right to your email.

Worth a click

  • 46 years later, owner to get stolen Jaguar back
      LOS ANGELES – Forty-six years ago Ivan Schneider, successful Manhattan lawyer, bought himself the Jaguar convertible that would feature in a most unusual tale of unrequited love.
  • Dog missing from Pennsylvania found in Oregon
      PORTLAND, Ore. – A Jack Russell terrier that went missing from its Pennsylvania home has turned up at an animal shelter nearly 3,000 miles away.
  • 'Easy Rider' bike going to auction
    The customized Captain America chopper Peter Fonda rode in “Easy Rider” has come to symbolize the counterculture of the 1960s. Now it’s for sale.
Advertisement

Holy water: Church gets $93,000 bill

GIRARD, Ohio – A spate of five-figure water bills in an Ohio city are being blamed on new software, but a pastor jokes his church’s $93,000 bill was from using too much holy water.

The July bill sent to St. Rose Catholic Church in Girard near Youngstown was one of many erroneous statements sent to the city’s water customers. The (Youngstown) Vindicator (bit.ly/12ooIaW) reports that the Tri-Changes hair salon got a $12,000 bill.

Residents, business owners and clergy recently descended on the city’s water department seeking an explanation.

Girard public services director Jerry Lambert says the city is replacing manual-read meters with automatic readers. He says the errors are a result of software problems during the changeover.

Lambert says the statements should be “100 percent correct” by the next billing cycle in September.

Advertisement