Draghi brings market savvy, gravitas to tame Italy’s crises

first_imgMILAN (AP) — The former European Central Bank chief credited with helping to save the euro has now been tapped to lead Italy out of the pandemic and the worst recession since World War II.  Draghi gained global respect as the head of the European Central Bank for eight years, managing monetary policy for the 19 countries that use the euro, with an economy worth 12 trillion euros, or $14.4 trillion. He not only has an insider’s grasp of the financial rule book that Italy must follow, but he has the respect of those whose forbearance Italy may require during the difficult months and years ahead.last_img read more

Marjorie M. Zimmer, age 89

first_imgMarjorie Muntz Zimmer, age 89, of Brookville, Indiana died Thursday, December 31, 2015 at McCullough Hyde Memorial Hospital in Oxford, Ohio.Born November 6, 1926 in Saylor Park, Ohio she was the daughter of the late Chester & Ida (Andres) Muntz. On November 1, 1947 she was united in marriage to William A. Zimmer and he preceded her in death on July 12, 2014.She was an active member of St. Thomas Lutheran Church in Brookville, where she had served in various capacities. Marge graduated from Moores Hill High School in 1943, and Miami University in 1968. Mrs. Zimmer loved teaching grade school classes at Morgan School in Okeana, Ohio and at St. Michaels School in Brookville, from where she retired.She touched many lives sharing Jesus in her neighborhood bible studies, bible outreach, and nursing home ministries. She and her husband Bill enjoyed spending time with family & friends entertaining at Zimmer Hills. Her hobbies included playing the accordion, gardening, and cooking & canning. Survivors include two daughters, Carol Gosciniak of Vevay, Indiana and Cheryl Hall of Temple, Texas; one son, Daryl W. (Gretchen) Zimmer of Brookville, Indiana; 11 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great grandchild; as well as one sister, Doris (Ray) Butt of Batesville, Indiana.Besides her parents and husband, William, she was preceded in death by an infant sister, and a great-granddaughter.Family & friends may visit from 4 till 7:00 P.M. on Tuesday, January 5, 2016 at Philips & Meyers Funeral Home, 1025 Franklin Avenue, Brookville; and Wednesday, January 6, 2015 from 10 until 10:45 A.M. at St. Thomas Lutheran Church, 823 Franklin Avenue, Brookville.Rev. Ladona Webb, Pastor of St. Thomas Lutheran Church, will officiate the Funeral Services on Wednesday, January 6, 2016, 11:00 A.M. at St. Thomas Lutheran Church. Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery in Brookville.Memorial contributions may be directed to St. Thomas Lutheran Church or the William & Marge Zimmer Endowment C/O the Franklin County Community Foundation. Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home is honored to serve the Zimmer family, to sign the online guest book please visit www.phillipsandmeyers.comlast_img read more

Williams suffers surprise loss in US Open

first_imgMeanwhile, Novak Djokovic will look to continue the defence of his US Open title tonight. The top seed faces tenth seed Gael Monfils. While Andy Murray’s conqueror Kei Nishikori goes up against Stan Wawrinka. Serena Williams will lose her number one spot in the world rankings – after a surprise defeat in the US Open semi-finals.The top seed lost in straight sets to Czech Karolina Plishkova.Germany’s Angelique Kerber will take over as world number one after making the final at Flushing Meadows.last_img read more