Elizabeth "Liz" Thompson will be signing for her new book "Day by Day, The Chronicles of a Hard of Hearing Reporter," on Saturday, Aug. 23 at Barnes and Noble Booksellers in Lennox Town Center, 1739 Olentangy River Road.

Elizabeth "Liz" Thompson will be signing for her new book "Day by Day, The Chronicles of a Hard of Hearing Reporter," on Saturday, Aug. 23 at Barnes and Noble Booksellers in Lennox Town Center, 1739 Olentangy River Road.

The book has been published by Gallaudet University Press.

Thompson, for several years a reporter for Suburban News Publications, will be joined at the signing by Martin Rozenman, who wrote the foreword for her book. Rozenman, a former SNP editor, is now a reporter for The Columbus Dispatch.

Thompson, who grew up in Westerville, is a former musician who writes in "Day by Day" about losing her hearing since childhood, her eventual deafness at age 50 and her cochlear implant. She writes about her multiple sclerosis and how she has adapted her life to keep a positive outlook.

For more information, visit her Web site at www.daybydaybook.com or e-mail her at WriteonLiz@columbus.rr.com.

The Grove City Football Supporters Club will meet on Monday, Aug. 11.

The meeting is to get under way at 6:30 p.m. in the Recreation Center at Grove City High, 4665 Hoover Road.

This will be senior parent night, offering those attending a chance to paint their son's name on a paw on the field. Senior mothers will also be getting their pins.

 The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio has set public hearings that will give customers of Ohio American Water the opportunity to express their opinions on the utility's proposed water and wastewater rate increases.

The Ohio American Water rate increase request would raise overall rates for residential water customers in Franklin and Portage counties by 30 percent and by 12 percent for all of its other residential customers.

The Office of the Ohio Consumers' Counsel has filed several objections to the PUCO related to the company's expenses, revenues, profits, service quality and rate structure as proposed in the company's request.

"The OCC encourages customers to attend one of the following hearings and make their voice heard," according to a spokesman.

The hearing for customers in the Galloway area is scheduled for Monday, Aug. 18, starting at 6 p.m. in the Harvest Assembly of God Church, 8075 Dillinger Road.

"This is an important opportunity for consumers to express their thoughts on a proposal that could raise rates between 12 percent and 30 percent depending on the area served by OAW," Janine Migden-Ostrander, Ohio Consumers' Counsel, said in a statement. "Water is an essential resource and must stay reasonably priced. We encourage consumers to attend these public hearings and let the decision makers know how they will be impacted by the higher bills."

Ohio American Water last increased rates for customers in March 2007. It increased water rates 14 percent for customers in Franklin and Portage counties and 11.7 percent for all other customers.