NJ Lightning Beep Baseball has DH in Matawan Sunday

first_imgThe New Jersey Lightning Beep Baseball team announces its first game since its formation earlier this year. NJ Lightning will play its first game ever against the Pennsylvania Wolfpack on Sunday (June 13). The game will actually be a doubleheader with the first game beginning at 11 a.m. The games will be played consecutively at the Matawan Municipal Center ball field located at 210 Broad Street in Matawan. The New Jersey Lightning is New Jersey’s first baseball team for the blind and visually impaired. The team is nine years in the making as many municipalities were unwilling to provide a field for the blind athletes to practice and play their games on. The borough of Matawan has made its fields available and allowed the NJ Lightning Beep Baseball team to finally become a reality. The New Jersey Lightning is sponsored by the Association of Blind Athletes of New Jersey (ABANJ), a nonprofit organization. The New Jersey Lightning was formed in 2010 by Sherlock Washington, Ohmny Romero, John Sanfratello and Joe Sanfratello. The team has two current Beep Baseball World Series champions on its roster. Washington and Romero are NJ Lightning players both of whom won the World Series of Beep Baseball while playing for the West Coast Dwags in 2009. The NJ Lightning’s stated mission is to empower blind and visually impaired athletes to play beep baseball as well as other sports. New Jersey Lightning also wishes to raise awareness for all of New Jersey’s 290,000 blind and visually impaired residents. The team’s further mission is to help the sighted community better understand the capabilities of the blind and visually impaired community.last_img read more

Be Sure to Follow Instructions on “At Large” Races Today at the Polls

first_imgAccording to Washington County Clerk, Stephanie Rockey, voters today need to pay attention to special voting instructions when it comes to voting for “At-Large” candidates.In the State of Indiana, regarding straight party tickets, any “At-Large” races, you have to make a voting mark on or in the box for the candidate that you wish to vote for, according to Rockey.“This is just part of legislation that was passed back in 2018, and the way that the 2018 election ballots were done,” she said. “There are notations regarding this matter both on the paper ballot and the electronic ballot, both images are the same.” So, on the 2019 Municipal General Election ballots, whether paper or electronic, the only race that is on the ballot today (Nov. 5) is the City Council Member At- Large, City of Salem race that the law would affect.That race is between Republican Jody Smedley and Democrat R.H. Bennett“But, again it is noted on the instruction text and the actual At-Large race of the ballot,” noted Rockey. “So, to further clarify, there is NO GLITCH with electronic voting and/or the ballots. For further clarification or questions, please call my office.”The clerk’s office number is 812.883.5748Voting by Precincts are:Precinct 1MayorRepublican – Justin T. GreenDemocrat – William “Bill” AckermanCity Clerk-Treasurer Republican – Sally J. HattabaughDemocrat – Kevin W. StewartCity Council Member at LargeRepublican – Jody SmedleyDemocrat – R.H. BennettCity Council Member, District 1Republican – Danny R. LibkaDemocrat – Richard LongworthPrecinct 2MayorRepublican – Justin T. GreenDemocrat – William “Bill” AckermanCity Clerk-Treasurer Republican – Sally J. HattabaughDemocrat – Kevin W. StewartCity Council Member at LargeRepublican – Jody SmedleyDemocrat – R.H. BennettCity Council Member, District 2Democrat – Rick StewartPrecinct 3MayorRepublican – Justin T. GreenDemocrat – William “Bill” AckermanCity Clerk-Treasurer Republican – Sally J. HattabaughDemocrat – Kevin W. StewartCity Council Member at LargeRepublican – Jody SmedleyDemocrat – R.H. BennettCity Council Member, District 3Republican – Steve CraneDemocrat – Jana HayesPrecinct 4MayorRepublican – Justin T. GreenDemocrat – William “Bill” AckermanCity Clerk-Treasurer Republican – Sally J. HattabaughDemocrat – Kevin W. StewartCity Council Member at LargeRepublican – Jody SmedleyDemocrat – R.H. BennettCity Council Member, District 4Republican – Gail R. Martin Napier Democrat – Joseph Anthony ScifresBe sure and tune in for LIVE election coverage tonight on WSLM beginning at 6p.last_img read more