Friday, August 17, 2018

Winnebago County Executive Mark Harris visits Eye on Oshkosh - explains November referendum questions


On this episode host Cheryl Hentz spends the hour talking with Winnebago County Executive Mark Harris about a number of different things happening in Winnebago County. The first two issues are discussing two non-binding referendum questions that will appear on the November ballot. One has to do with developing a fair, equitable way of redistricting Wisconsin's electoral maps; the other proposes closing loopholes related to Dark Store legislation. Other topics covered during the hourlong show include mental health care, our prison situation, the county budget and the recently-unveiled new performance stage at the county's Sunnyview complex north of town. The show can be seen here or by clicking on the embedded link: https://youtu.be/x8o1uQb78k4

Thursday, August 02, 2018

Eye On Oshkosh - Suicide and Suicide Prevention - taped 8-2-18

Suicide is a major national public health issue in the United States.  For example, did you know that

in the U.S. one out of every 15 people are depressed, and each day approximately 123 people die by suicide? And each year the numbers keep going up. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S. Each year 44,965 Americans die by suicide; for every suicide there are 25 attempts; and suicide

costs the U.S. $ 69 billion annually. Those are staggering numbers. To get into depth about suicide and suicide prevention, host Cheryl Hentz chats with Debbie Peters, executive director of Community for Hope and Patti Ahrens, a founding member of and the current treasurer for Community for Hope. They also discussed the group’s annual fundraiser – a Walk/Run in Menominee Park in Oshkosh – coming up on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018.  
If you are feeling depressed or know of someone who is, please reach out for some professional guidance. There are agencies and other resources available that can help. Remember: You are cared about and would be missed if you were not here.

The show can be seen here or by going to this link: https://youtu.be/Boi1Bzd3Z9U




Thursday, July 19, 2018

Eye on Oshkosh - Special Olympics-Wisconsin, taped 7-19-18


On this edition of Eye on Oshkosh, host Cheryl Hentz discusses Special Olympics with Tommy Jaime, director of communications for Special Olympics Wisconsin; athlete Jarod Falk and his parents, Wendy and Chris Falk. As Special Olympics turns 50 years old the weekend after this show was
filmed, the discussion centers on the organization as a whole, how those with disabilities are benefitted by participating in the program, how people can become involved with Special Olympics and why it's important to donate to the organization. The discussion also focuses on Jarod, who recently participated in the USA Games and received a gold medal for his swimming ability; and his
parents' involvement in Special Olympics and why they believe so strongly in it. See the show in its entirety here, or by following this link: https://youtu.be/glctKcp7uKY.



Thursday, July 12, 2018

Little Lake Butte des Morts bridge traffic switch in Winnebago County

Little Lake Butte des Morts bridge traffic switch in Winnebago County; Shifting from westbound US 10 traffic to north bridge

(Menasha) The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) Northeast Region office in Green Bay is announcing that westbound US 10 traffic will be shifting from the south Little Lake Butte des Morts Bridge to the north bridge over the next few weeks. The first and second of three traffic switches will begin the week of July 15.  See below for traffic impacts:

·         I-41 bound traffic from the Racine Road Interchange will be shifted to the north Little Lake Butte des Morts Bridge on Sunday, July 15. All other traffic will remain on southern bridge and have access to southbound I-41.

·         All I-41 bound traffic will be shifted to the north bridge on Saturday, July 21. Westbound US 10 through traffic will remain on south bridge.

·         Westbound US 10 through traffic will be shifted into permanent configuration on north bridge in September.

Friday, July 06, 2018

Oshkosh city manager on Eye on Oshkosh


On the latest edition of Eye on Oshkosh, host Cheryl Hentz talks with Oshkosh City Manager Mark Rohloff about a variety of issues related to city business and things going on in the community. Among them are current road construction projects and sewer line repair/replacement on Oregon Street, dark store issues and pending reform, how areas along Oshkosh Avenue will be changed in the coming months, etc. See the entire episode by following this link: https://youtu.be/4RmcenqnzN0

Monday, July 02, 2018

Motorists traveling over the July Fourth holiday asked to be patient, alert and safe


Motorists traveling over the July Fourth holiday asked to be patient, alert and safe

Work to be suspended on many highway projects to accommodate expected higher traffic volumes
The July Fourth holiday is typically one of the busiest travel periods of the year and officials with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) are asking motorists to plan ahead, buckle up, be patient and alert. For the safety of motorists and workers, and to accommodate expected higher traffic volumes, work on most highway construction projects will be suspended at noon on Tuesday July 3rd and will resume on Thursday, July 5th.     
“While most construction work will come to a temporary halt, there will still be work zones and higher traffic volumes requiring drivers to watch their speed and stay focused on the road ahead,” said WisDOT Secretary Dave Ross. “The State Patrol and other law enforcement partners will be out enforcing traffic laws and assisting stranded motorists. Travelers need to do their part by buckling up and be prepared for the possibility of traffic slowdowns in work zones and along major travel corridors.” 
Other important traffic safety reminders:
Before heading out, check the 511 travel information system for the latest on traffic incidents and delays. Consider downloading the free 511 Wisconsin mobile app or follow @511WI on Twitter. 
Posted speed limits apply to ideal travel conditions. Drivers are required to slow to a “reasonable and prudent” speed based on weather and traffic conditions.
Except for emergencies, it is illegal in Wisconsin for drivers to use a handheld mobile device in work zones. Texting while driving is prohibited at all times. 
The state’s Move Over law requires drivers to slow down or shift lanes when coming upon emergency response vehicles stopped along a roadway with warning lights flashing. This includes police and fire vehicles, ambulances, tow trucks and highway maintenance vehicles.
Stopping along a highway and getting out of your vehicle can be dangerous, increasing the chances of being struck by another vehicle. If you become stranded, it’s generally safest to stay buckled up inside your vehicle and call for help. 
Wisconsin Division of Motor Vehicle customer service centers will be closed on Wednesday, July 4th. Citizens are reminded they can conduct DMV business online 24/7 at wisconsindmv.gov.

Sunday, July 01, 2018

Incoming and outgoing Oshkosh school superintendents visit Eye on Oshkosh

In this episode of Eye on Oshkosh, host Cheryl Hentz spends the hour talking with outgoing Oshkosh Area School District superintendent Dr. Stan Mack II and incoming superintendent Dr. Vickie Cartwright. 

Mack discusses what he believes to be his greatest accomplishments in the district during his six years there and what his plans are for the future. Cartwright, meanwhile shares with folks why she wanted to come to Oshkosh, what her accomplishments were at her former district in Orlando - the ninth largest school district in the nation - and what she believes she brings to the Oshkosh district.

See the show in its entirety here or by clicking on the video below: https://youtu.be/2LxVdZXww50