Janelle O'Dea, JG-TC

Janelle O'Dea


St. Louis, MO, United States

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Past articles by Janelle:

On her first day, driver was headed back to Amazon warehouse when disaster struck

‘I keep thinking, that could have been me inside that building.’ → Read More

Missouri Counties, State Report Differing Coronavirus Data

The discrepancies in Missouri seem to be all about new technology, old practices, mixed messages, and health departments that are trying hard to understand the pandemic that is in front of them. → Read More

Mortgage lending is down in St. Louis area, following nationwide trend

Bankers in St. Louis weren't surprised when mortgage data released this summer showed a drop in loans made between 2017 and 2018. → Read More

Lending discrimination, redlining still plague St. Louis

Nearly 50 years after the federal Fair Housing Act was signed into law, banning racial discrimination in lending, black prospective homebuyers in the St. Louis area continue to be denied conventional mortgage loans at a much higher rate than whites. → Read More

Roach problems close one Manatee County establishment this week

IMG Academy facilities and Fire and Stone pizza were the Manatee County restaurants with recorded pest activity during last week’s restaurant inspections. → Read More

From a Narcan episode to life in recovery: A holistic approach

After a person struggling with addiction is revived by Narcan, sending them from the emergency room and back onto the streets often results in a continuation of the pattern that led them to the Narcan episode in the first place. → Read More

Manatee County sheriff’s life-saving Narcan supply getting fundraising boost

On Sept. 7, Wagner Realty hosts the 2017 Golf Classic at the Bradenton Country Club. The Golf Classic is a fundraiser for the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office. The funds will go toward equipping Manatee County Sheriff’s Office deputies with Narcan, a drug that reverses the effects of opioid overdoses. → Read More

Elite Airways begins service to White Plains, New York from Sarasota Bradenton International Airport

Elite Airways announced new service from SRQ to White Plains, New York, at a press conference at Sarasota Bradenton International Airport on Thursday afternoon. → Read More

Metro Diner brings comfort-food, star-studded reputation to Westfield Siesta Key in Sarasota

Metro Diner opened in Sarasota this summer and gives comfort food enthusiasts, as well as Diners, Drive-In’s and Dives fans a reason to stop by. → Read More

Helping with Hurricane Harvey: Send cash now, supplies later

Swordfish Grill and Tiki became the dropoff point for a community relief effort to benefit Hurricane Harvey victims. The restaurant is sending a trailer full of bottled water, clothing and other physical supplies to the affected areas in Texas. Cash donations are the most efficient and effective, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency. → Read More

Mold-like growth, improper hand washing and cold foods that are too warm: this week’s Manatee County restaurant inspection report

Restaurant inspections for the week of Aug. 28, 2017. → Read More

Sarasota Bradenton International Airport expects budget surplus again next year

On Monday morning, Sarasota Bradenton International Airport President and CEO Fredrick "Rick" Piccolo presented the Sarasota Manatee Airport Authority with the fiscal year 2018 budget. → Read More

Mellie's New York Deli and Eatery opens in Braden River Plaza on Monday

Mellie’s New York Deli and Eatery opens Monday in the Braden River plaza, which is located at 4650 State Road 64 E. → Read More

Peace Presbyterian Church in Lakewood Ranch builds new sanctuary to accommodate growing parish

Peace Presbyterian Church of Lakewood Ranch is building a new sanctuary center on its campus to accommodate more people and community groups. The new sanctuary will be able to seat 350, a substantial increase from the 120-person space the church uses now. → Read More

Delta Airlines adds seasonal service to New York from SRQ

In December, Delta Airlines will enhance seasonal service at Sarasota Bradenton International Airport by adding nonstop flights to John F. Kennedy Airport in New York. Daily flights begin on Dec. 21 and run through Jan. 2, followed by Saturday-only service through March 31. → Read More

CenterState Bank buys two banks with Bradenton, Sarasota branches

Earlier this month, CenterState Bank bought the parent companies of Harbor Bank and Sunshine Bank, both with locations in Bradenton, in separate deals. It will make CenterState Florida’s largest community bank, according to the Securities and Exchange Commission release. → Read More

Village Idiot Pizzeria returns to Cortez

Pizza lovers in Manatee, rejoice. Village Idiot Pizzeria is back. → Read More

Unsafe food-holding temperatures, raw animal food storage spurs violations at several Manatee County restaurants

In the past week of restaurant inspections, two issues in particular plagued several Manatee County restaurants: food holding temperatures and raw animal food storage. → Read More

Manatee County Tax Collector revisits idea of signing agreement with Airbnb

The Manatee County Tax Collector, per the request of the commission, is revisiting the decision not to sign a contract with Airbnb. The tax collector still holds firm that it’s not a good idea because doing so would violate the county’s ordinance regarding short-term rentals. Commission and TDC members now want to review the ordinance. → Read More

Feld Entertainment receives extension on submitting records required for incentive payment

Feld Entertainment asked Manatee County for an extension on submitting its employee roster for 2016, delaying payment from economic development incentive agreements. The county granted the extension. → Read More