|CBF Morning Run: Dark star; don't rush this cowboy; hold the cable; and a bit of kumbayaBizjournals.com / 31 min. ago more|
Good morning, Columbus. Well, that was a bit of a letdown. Every forecast showed clear skies in Columbus. And for the beginning of the eclipse on Monday, that held true. But by 2:30, during what should have been the closest we would get to totality, the clouds obscured the view. Sigh. Still, we had fun at Columbus Business First swapping safety glasses and gazing in the pinhole box I made following instructions from NASA. Yeah, I was the guy standing in the parking lot with a cardboard box. Now,…
|A reptilian tail? A solar eclipse. Taylor Swift teases fansWBNS 10TV / 32 min. ago more|
Who can eclipse an eclipse? Why, Taylor Swift.Just days after going dark on social media, the pop star put out another clue Monday leading to a possible song drop on the same day as the big solar eclipse. And if the lyric-sharing site Genius was to be believed, the tune is titled "Timeless." The title was teased there but taken down later Monday.As for the video clip that appears to be a twitchy reptilian tail, well, we're not sure how that might play into Swift's anticipated sixth studio album that all of her social media shenanigans seem to be leading up to, possibly in October to coincide with the anniversary of the release of her "1989."pic.twitter.com/p2DyY0e2M3— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) August 21, 2017 The tail may or may not have something to do with all the snake emojis that took front and center last year on Swift's social streams, including when anti-Swifties used them in Instagram comments after Kim Kardashian West released audio recordings she said proved Swift gave West's hubby, Kanye West, the go ahead for a Swift reference in the song "Famous."Swift wiped her Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and website on Friday, the third anniversary of the release of her "Shake It Off" single.
|VA seeks to funnel more nursing home money to rural areasWBNS 10TV / 33 min. ago more|
Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin said Monday during a visit to Montana that his agency will propose changes to make it easier for rural areas to receive funding to build nursing homes for veterans.Rural areas are often bypassed under the agency's existing guidelines for awarding grants for veterans' homes, Shulkin told reporters after touring VA facilities and meeting with veterans in Helena."If we don't change the rules to make sure that being in a rural area increases the likelihood of funding, we're not going to get to be able to help residents of Montana," Shulkin said.Montana veterans and lawmakers have been seeking funding for about a decade to build a veterans' home for the southwestern part of the state. Veterans complain that VA nursing facilities in some parts of Montana are located hundreds of miles away from their homes and families.This year, the proposed veterans' home for Butte ranked 57th on the agency's priority list, and the VA only funded the top 13, Shulkin said.The VA now sets its priority list by looking at veteran demographics and the need for beds, making it difficult for some rural areas to compete, VA officials said.The agency plans to propose regulation changes by year's end to ensure some of the money goes specifically to rural areas. Whatever proposal emerges must go through a public comment period, so it's unclear when any changes may take effect.Shulkin was in Montana at the invitation of U.S. Sens. Jon Tester and Steve Daines.The three appeared at a question-and-answer session attended by dozens of veterans, who complained about long wait times to see a doctor, lost or delayed paperwork that stalled treatment, poor customer service and retaliation against whistleblowers.There was also some praise amid the complaints. Anna Chacko, who was in the Army for 25 years, said she now receives immediate callbacks from the medical center at Fort Harrison.Shulkin said that fixing the VA is among the few issues in Washington that hasn't stalled."When it comes to veterans issues, there is true bipartisan support," he said.
|NKorea issues trademark fiery rhetoric over US-SKorea drillsWBNS 10TV / 41 min. ago more|
North Korea's military on Tuesday greeted the start of annual U.S.-South Korean military drills with its standard fiery threats, vowing "merciless retaliation" for exercises Pyongyang claims are an invasion rehearsal.North Korea routinely issues such warlike rhetoric or conducts weapons tests to respond to the U.S.-South Korean exercises. Tuesday's threat came as top U.S. generals, including Adm. Harry Harris, the commander of U.S. forces in the Pacific, visited South Korea. Ties between the Koreas are almost always fraught, but anxiety is higher than normal following weeks of tit-for-tat threats between President Donald Trump and Pyongyang in the wake of the North's two intercontinental ballistic missile tests last month.The U.S. generals were to travel to the site of a contentious U.S. missile-defense system in South Korea later Tuesday.The North's military statement said it will launch an unspecified "merciless retaliation and unsparing punishment" on the United States over the Ulchi Freedom Guardian drills that began Monday for an 11-day run.Despite the threat, an unprompted direct attack is extremely unlikely because the United States vastly outguns Pyongyang, which values the continuation of its dictatorship above all else. Impoverished North Korea hates the drills in part because they force it to respond with expensive military measures of its own.The North Korean statement accused the United States of deploying unspecified "lethal" weapons for the drills that it says involve a "beheading operation" training aimed at removing absolute ruler Kim Jong Un."No one can vouch that these huge forces concentrated in South Korea will not go over to an actual war action now that the military tensions have reached an extreme pitch in the Korean Peninsula," the statement said. "Moreover, high-ranking bosses of the U.S. imperialist aggressor forces flew into South Korea to hold a war confab. Such huddle is increasing the gravity of the situation."Sen. Edward Markey, a Massachusetts Democrat who visited Seoul with other lawmakers, said Tuesday that a dialogue would be the best way to defuse the North Korean nuclear standoff though he argues the United States and its allies must be ready to respond to potential aggression by North Korea with "overwhelming force.""Talking with North Korea is not a concession, it is the only way to reach an agreement to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula and to reinforce that our military strength is there only to deter aggression and to defend against attack," Markey told a news conference.Last month North Korea test-launched two ICBMs at highly lofted angles, and outside experts say those missiles can reach Alaska, Los Angeles or Chicago if fired at normal, flattened trajectories. Analysts say it will be only a matter of time for the North to achieve its long-stated goal of acquiring a nuclear missile that can strike anywhere in the United States.Earlier this month, Trump pledged to answer North Korean aggression with "fire and fury" and later said a military solution was "locked and loaded." North Korea, for its part, threatened to launch missiles toward the American territory of Guam before Kim Jong Un said he would first watch how Washington acts before going ahead with the missile launch plan.The Ulchi drills are largely computer-simulated war games held every summer, and this year's exercise involves 17,500 American troops and 50,000 South Korean soldiers.No field training like live-fire exercises or tank maneuvering is involved in the Ulchi drills, in which alliance officers sit at computers to practice how they would engage in battles and hone their decision-making capabilities. The allies have said the drills are defensive in nature.
|Ohio State to buy former Borden Foods R&D center at PolarisBizjournals.com / 46 min. ago more|
Borden bought the 9.3 acre property for $3.3 million in 1996 and used it as its research and development facility, but vacated it in 2001 when it sold off its food product lines.
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|Oberlin votes to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples' Day - WKYC-TVGoogle News / 1 h. 22 min. ago more|
WKYC-TVOberlin votes to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples' DayWKYC-TVCity Council voted unanimously Monday night to pass a resolution that replaces Columbus Day in October with Indigenous Peoples' Day. “Columbus has enjoyed 500 years of praise, it's now time to shift the spotlight,” Vice President of Council Linda ...City of Oberlin officially abolishes Columbus Day in favor of Indigenous Peoples Dayfox8.comOberlin Council gets rid of Columbus DayChronicle TelegramOberlin officially changes Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples DayWKBN.comNews 5 Clevelandall 7 news articles »
|Chaos at Charlottesville City Council meeting on violent rallyWBNS 10TV / 1 h. 36 min. ago more|
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- Anger boiled over at the first Charlottesville City Council meeting since a white nationalist rally in the city descended into violent chaos, with some residents screaming and cursing at councilors Monday night and calling for their resignations.Hundreds of people packed the council's chambers, CBS Charlottesville affiliate WCAV-TV reported. Many were there very upset about how the August 12 rally was handled and blamed several of the councilors, the station says.Mayor Mike Signer was interrupted by shouting several times in the first few minutes of the meeting, The Daily Progress reported. As tensions escalated, the meeting was halted. Live video showed protesters standing on a dais with a sign that said, "Blood on your hands."After talking with members of the crowd, Councilor Wes Bellamy said the council would drop its agenda and focus on the crowd's concerns, the newspaper reported.Speakers, some yelling and hurling profanities, then took turns addressing the council, some expressing frustration that leaders had granted a permit for the rally. Others criticized the police response to the event, which drew hundreds of white supremacists as well as counter-protesters.The two sides clashed violently in the street that day, largely uninterrupted by authorities, until the event was declared an unlawful assembly and the crowd was forced to disperse. Later, a car rammed into a crowd of counter-protesters, killing a woman and injuring 19 others. The death toll for the day climbed to three when a helicopter that had been monitoring the event and assisting with the governor's motorcade crashed, killing two state troopers.The event, dubbed "Unite the Right," was sparked by the city's decision to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.Neither a city spokeswoman nor a Charlottesville police spokesman immediately responded to questions from The Associated Press about reports that three people were arrested. But WCAV says a few people were taken into custody and escorted out after Mayor Mike Signer warned that would happen if there were more interruptions. That just added to the publics' anger.At one point, the crowd chanted, "Signer must go."Elsewhere in Charlottesville, dozens of students rallied Monday night at the University of Virginia in opposition to the August 12 violence. Video of the event streamed by the newspaper on social media showed students marching on the stately grounds of Virginia's flagship public university.The event was billed as a "reclaim our grounds" rally and organizers said it was held to highlight the advances made at the university to end racism and discrimination in recent decades. The organizers also said via social media that they were seeking to send a message to the university leadership that more advances were still needed.Earlier Monday, the man who authorities say drove his car into the crowd of counter-protesters Aug. 12 made a second court appearance. The Charlottesville Commonwealth's Attorney's Office said James Alex Fields Jr., 20, appeared by video Monday. It was his first hearing on a second set of charges filed against him last week.Senior assistant Commonwealth's Attorney Nina Antony says a judge declined for now to set bond for Fields, who has another hearing Friday. The charges against Fields include second-degree murder. In addition to the death of 32-year-old Heather Heyer, police said, some of the 19 people injured when the crowd was rammed by the car suffered serious and permanent injuries.Fields' attorney couldn't immediately be reached.In developments elsewhere, U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan said Monday he wouldn't support a resolution to censure President Trump over his comments following the white supremacist march in Virginia.Ryan was asked at a town hall organized in his Wisconsin congressional district whether he would back the resolution. The question came from Rabbi Dena Feingold, the sister of former Democratic Sen. Russ Feingold of Wisconsin, who grew up in the same city as Ryan.Ryan said censuring Mr. Trump would be "counterproductive.""If we descend this issue into some partisan hack-fest, bickering between one another ... what good does that do to unify this country?" Ryan said, adding that it would be the "worst thing we could do."While Ryan said he wouldn't support censuring the president, he gave his sharpest criticism to date of Mr. Trump's comments in the wake of the Charlottesville rally. Ryan had previously spoken out against the violence, both on Twitter and in a statement earlier Monday, but hadn't previously addressed the president's comments directly."I do believe he messed up on his comments on Tuesday," Ryan said, referring to Mr. Trump asserting there were good people on "both sides" of the Charlottesville rally. But he added he believes the president has clarified his remarks.© 2017 CBS Interactive Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.
|Surviving Barcelona attack suspects appear in courtWBNS 10TV / 1 h. 37 min. ago more|
MADRID (AP) — Four alleged members of a terror cell accused of killing 15 people in attacks in Barcelona and a Spanish resort appeared in court Tuesday, a day after the last missing member of the cell was gunned down by police near Barcelona.The four men were arrested last week for their alleged involvement in the planning or execution of attacks in Barcelona on Thursday and the northeastern resort town of Cambrils early Friday.They were to testify before National Court Judge Fernando Andreu in Madrid, who will decide whether they should be jailed or released.Spanish media have named the suspects as Driss Oukabir, Mohammed Aalla, Salh el Karib and Mohamed Houli Chemal. Police have not yet confirmed their names.Three were arrested in the northern Catalan town of Ripoll and another in Alcanar, south of Barcelona, where a house that was blown apart turned out to be a botched bomb-making workshop.The lone fugitive from the cell was shot to death Monday after he flashed what turned out to be a fake suicide belt at two troopers who confronted him in a vineyard not far from the city he terrorized.Police said they had "scientific evidence" that the fugitive Younes Abouyaaqoub, 22, drove the van that barreled through Barcelona's crowded Las Ramblas promenade, killing 13 people, then hijacked a car and fatally stabbed its driver while making his getaway.Abouyaaqoub's brother and friends made up the rest of the 12-man extremist cell, along with an imam who was one of two people killed in the Alcanar house.Police said that with Abouyaaqoub's death, the group responsible for last week's fatal van attacks are all dead or in custody.Five of the 12 were shot dead by police in the seaside town of Cambrils, where a second van attack left one pedestrian dead hours after the Barcelona van attack.The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for both the Cambrils and Barcelona attacks.
|Divers join search for 10 sailors after USS John S. McCain collisionWBNS 10TV / 2 h. 26 min. ago more|
SINGAPORE --The U.S. 7th Fleet says Navy and Marine Corps. divers have joined the search for 10 missing sailors and will access flooded compartments on the USS John S. McCain, which is docked at Singapore's Changi Naval Base.It says the sea-based search by aircraft and ships from the U.S., Singapore and Malaysian navies was continuing for a second day Tuesday east of Singapore, where the McCain and an oil tanker collided at daybreak Monday at an approach to a busy shipping lane."Equipped with surface supplied air rigs, divers will access sealed compartments located in damaged parts of the ship," the 7th Fleet's statement says. "Additionally, they will conduct damage assessments of the hull and flooded areas."The U.S. Navy ordered a broad investigation into the performance and readiness of the Pacific-based 7th Fleet after the collision between the guided missile destroyer and oil tanker.Aircraft from the amphibious assault ship USS America and ships and aircraft from the navies of Malaysia and Singapore were taking part involved in the search.The McCain's crew was trying to empty compartments that flooded when the collision ruptured the ship's hull at its waterline, the 7th Fleet said in a statement.It was the second major collision in two months involving the 7th Fleet. Seven sailors died in June when the USS Fitzgerald and a container ship collided in waters off Japan."It is the second such incident in a very short period of time - inside of three months - and very similar as well," Navy Adm. John Richardson, the chief of naval operations, told reporters at the Pentagon. "It is the last of a series of incidents in the Pacific fleet in particular and that gives great cause for concern that there is something out there we are not getting at."Richardson ordered a pause in operations for the next couple of days to allow fleet commanders to get together with leaders, sailors and command officials and identify any immediate steps that need to be taken to ensure safety.A broader U.S. Navy review will look at the 7th Fleet's performance, including personnel, navigation capabilities, maintenance, equipment, surface warfare training, munitions, certifications and how sailors move through their careers. Richardson said the review will be conducted with the help of the Navy's office of the inspector general, the safety center and private companies that make equipment used by sailors.There was no immediate explanation for the collision. The city-state of Singapore, at the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula, is one of the world's busiest ports and a U.S. ally, with its naval base regularly visited by American warships.There was no indication the collision was intentional or that cyber intrusion or sabotage had occurred but the review will consider all possibilities, Richardson said.The McCain had been heading to Singapore on a routine port visit after conducting a sensitive freedom-of-navigation operation last week by sailing near one of China's man-made islands in the South China Sea. The collision between the guided missile destroyer and the Alnic MC oil tanker ripped a gaping hole in the destroyer's hull on its port side aft, flooding adjacent compartments including crew berths, machinery and communications rooms.It happened about 4.5 nautical miles from Malaysia's coast, but the McCain was able to sail on to Singapore's naval base. Malaysia's Maritime Enforcement Agency said the area is at the start of a designated sea lane for ships sailing into the busy Singapore Strait.Janes, a defense industry publication, estimated the hull breach was 10 feet wide. The 7th Fleet said damage control efforts prevented further flooding.Five injured sailors were taken to a hospital in Singapore for medical treatment.One of the injured sailors, Operations Specialist 2nd Class Navin Ramdhun, posted a Facebook message telling family and friends he was OK and needed surgery for an arm injury. He told The Associated Press in a message that he couldn't say what happened. "I was actually sleeping at that time. Not entirely sure."The Singapore government said no crew were injured on the Liberian-flagged Alnic, which sustained damage to a compartment at the starboard, or right, side at the front of the ship some 23 feet above its waterline. The ship had a partial load of fuel oil, according to the Greek owner of the tanker, Stealth Maritime Corp. S.A., but there were no reports of a spill.Several safety violations were recorded for the oil tanker at its last port inspection in July, one fire safety deficiency and two safety-of-navigation problems. The official database for ports in Asia doesn't go into details and the problems apparently were not serious enough for the tanker to be detained.The Navy last week said the Fitzgerald's captain was being relieved of his command and other sailors were being punished after poor seamanship and flaws in keeping watch were found to have contributed to its collision. An investigation into how and why the Fitzgerald collided with the other ship was not finished, but enough details were known to take those actions, the Navy said.The McCain, based at the 7th Fleet's home port of Yokosuka, Japan, was commissioned in 1994 and has a crew of 23 officers, 24 chief petty officers and 291 enlisted sailors, according the Navy's website.The destroyer is named for two decorated World War II admirals who were the father and grandfather of U.S. Sen. John McCain.© 2017 CBS Interactive Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.
|Dozens hurt in commuter train collision, 4 rushed to hospitalsWBNS 10TV / 2 h. 46 min. ago more|
UPPER DARBY, Pa. -- More than 40 people were injured when a commuter train crashed into another one that was parked at a station in suburban Philadelphia early Tuesday, transit officials said.The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority said the crash happened around 12:15 a.m. Tuesday.An inbound Norristown High Speed Line train crashed into an unoccupied, parked train at the 69th Street Terminal in Upper Darby, said SEPTA spokeswoman Heather Redfern.SEPTA initially said 33 people aboard the train were injured, but later put the number at 42. None was considered life-threatening.In an early morning news briefing, Upper Darby Mayor Nicholas Micozzie said four of the inured, including the train's conductor, were rushed to hospitals."The conductor is in the hospital right now, I can't release his condition," Micozzie said.One passenger told CBS Philly, "There was blood everywhere. There was this driver all banged up and there was this one girl bleeding out of her face pretty bad."The cause of the crash remained under investigation.SEPTA said there likely would be service disruptions for the Tuesday morning commute.In February, four people were injured in a crash near the 69th Street Terminalinvolving three out-of-service commuter trains. At the time, SEPTA said one train rear-ended another on a loop where trains turn around to get back into service. Cars from that accident derailed and hit a third train on nearby tracks.© 2017 CBS Interactive Inc. All Rights Reserved.
|Doppler 10: Showers and storms TuesdayWBNS 10TV / 2 h. 50 min. ago more|
Today: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly this afternoon. Some of the storms could be severe. Windy. High 84. S wind 5-15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph.Tonight: Mostly cloudy and cooler. Low 60. NW wind 10-15 mph.Tomorrow: Partly cloudy and cooler. High 79. NW wind 5-10 mph.Thursday: Mostly sunny and pleasant. Feeling more like fall. High 74.Weather Resources: Interactive Radar | Weather Warnings | Live RadarSpecial Information: Thunderstorms pushing rapidly through NW Indiana this morning are expected to diminish as they progress eastward. Cloud cover will increase ahead of those showers. A cold front will bring organized showers and thunderstorms today, especially in the afternoon. Damaging winds will be possible with these storms. Drier and cooler air moves in for the rest of the week. Highs today will be in the mid 80s with highs in the 70s the rest of the week.
|Officials urge kids to pay attention, practice crosswalk safetyNBC4i.com / 3 h. 25 min. ago more|
WORTHINGTON, Ohio (WCMH)– As the new school year begins, crossing guards and medical professionals are urging students to be vigilant as they walk to school. “Just be diligent, pay attention and don’t be distracted,” said Vera Woody, a crossing guard for the Worthington City School District. “Do not step down off the curb unless I’m all the way in the middle of the crossing.” According to Safe Kids Worldwide, an organization dedicated to protecting children from unintentional injuries, pedestrian accidents are the fifth leading cause of injury related deaths for children and teens between the ages of five and 19-years-old, nationwide. The organization also states teens are at the greatest risk. “This is the time of year when kids are outside playing, kids are going to school and we see a lot of pedestrian types of injuries,” said Dr. Sarah Denny, an emergency room pediatrician at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. “We see just the little bumps, bruises and scratches, all the way up to fatalities.” Denny urges children to stay on the sidewalk and cross the street with a grownup leading the way, while also making sure distractions such as cell phones are put away. “No one wants to see a child get hurt,” she said. “We want to make sure everyone gets to school safely this fall.” Additionally, Safe Kids Worldwide has tips for parents and children which can be found here.Filed under: Local, News Tagged: crosswalk, pedestrian struck, safe kids, safety, using crosswalk
|Special events help bring police and community togetherNBC4i.com / 7 h. 19 min. ago more|
COLUMBUS (WCMH) – Just after right the solar eclipse finished, a kickball game between police officers and members of the Linden community wrapped up. Columbus police officer Anthony Johnson’s team didn’t do well. “My team unfortunately lost. by a lot,” said Johnson. Johnson said this is all about strengthening relationships between law enforcement and the community at the Douglas Community Center. CPD teamed up with the non-profit organization “Humanizing the Badge”. “I’m tired of seeing the killings. I don’t care if it’s a police officer being killed, or a community member being killed. So if anything we can do to help prevent those killings, I’m going to do it,” said Johnson. He said there are negative misconceptions about police some that he even had prior to becoming one himself. “I grew up in the inner city. I grew up thinking that police officers had some secret agenda. It took me to meet a police officer off duty and he befriended me,” said Johnson. These types of issues were discussed in an open discussion. Both kids and parents were able to ask police whatever they wanted. Vanity Wallace brought her 9-year-old son. “Just so my son can know that the police aren’t bad that they’re not nothing bad. They are positive fun. They’re human just like us I don’t want him to think that what he sees on TV is really what it is. I want him to understand that everyone is different,’ said Wallace. Tuesday, August 22, 2017, CPD will be at Weinland Park Elementary School passing out 400 backpacks filled with school supplies to students. On Wednesday, August 23 officers will be at Nelson Park from 5pm-8pm to host a cook out with water balloon & super soaker games for the children.Filed under: Local, National, News Tagged: columbus police, community, cpd, linden, police
|Editor's Note: Let Columbus stand proud - The Detroit NewsGoogle News / 7 h. 20 min. ago more|
The Detroit NewsEditor's Note: Let Columbus stand proudThe Detroit NewsLacking any Confederate monuments to vilify in Detroit, protesters over the weekend went after Christopher Columbus, the Italian explorer who sailed the ocean blue in 1492 and landed in America, the first identifiable European to do so. Columbus's ...Columbus Circle monument could be next statue to goNew York PostChristopher Columbus monument vandalized in Baltimore ...Baltimore SunWill New York City remove statue of Christopher Columbus?Fox5NYWashington Post -Baltimore Brew -Salon -YouTubeall 44 news articles »
|Columbus police taking steps to not strike out with kids in the community - ABC6OnYourSide.comGoogle News / 7 h. 44 min. ago more|
ABC6OnYourSide.comColumbus police taking steps to not strike out with kids in the communityABC6OnYourSide.comCOLUMBUS, Ohio — Days before kids head back to school, Columbus Police are doing what they can to hit a home run with the community. Dozens of officers, Monday afternoon, walked a new kind of beat on the ball field to humanize the badge.and more »
|Downtown Columbus apartment projects proposed in Long-Third area and near CCADColumbus News / 7 h. 54 min. ago more|
Developers propose two new Downtown apartment complexes, one of which would include the renovation of three century-old buildings. The most complex of the two projects would transform almost a block of property into a multi-building residential and retail complex on the north side of E. Long Street east of N. 3rd Street.
|One person taken to Nationwide Children's Hospital after shooting in Franklinton area of ColumbusWBNS 10TV / 7 h. 55 min. ago more|
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Columbus Division of Police is investigating a shooting that happened in the Franklinton area of the city Monday night.Police said the shooting happened south of Town Street in between Brehl Avenue and S. Central Avenue around 10:50 p.m.One person was shot in the leg and taken to Nationwide Children's Hospital in stable condition, according to police.The age of the victim has not been released.
|Community group holds discussion on racism in Columbus and America - NBC4i.comGoogle News / 7 h. 57 min. ago more|
NBC4i.comCommunity group holds discussion on racism in Columbus and AmericaNBC4i.comCOLUMBUS (WCMH) — Racism in Columbus and America. That was the topic of a community discussion at the YWCA Columbus Monday night. Dozens of people screened the HBO VICE News Tonight segment, “Charlottesville: Race and Terror” and talked ...and more »
|Community group holds discussion on racism in Columbus and AmericaNBC4i.com / 7 h. 58 min. ago more|
COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Racism in Columbus and America. That was the topic of a community discussion at the YWCA Columbus Monday night. Dozens of people screened the HBO VICE News Tonight segment, “Charlottesville: Race and Terror” and talked about how they can make a difference. “This is a real problem,” said attendee Mindy McFann with Hear Jane Roar, a women’s storytelling website/political advocacy group. People described feeling anger, disgust, sadness and fear after watching the footage of the white nationalist march in Charlottesville, Virginia. “Horrifying, hate is always horrifying,” said McFann. “Angry, but not surprised,” said Columbus resident Von Hubbard. “I did not realize that the hatred was as deep as the video showed,” said Columbus resident Donald Wells. The YWCA Columbus held the community discussion about racism and admitted there are no easy answers. “I think it was uncomfortable and I think that was our goal, is to recognize that these conversations are uncomfortable and to ask people to lean into discomfort,” said LC Johnson with YWCA Columbus. What can I do? That was the question each person was asked. Wells said he’s going to get out from behind his keyboard. “One of the lessons that we all have to learn is that you can’t win a battle on social media so I’m really working hard at taking those conversations and saying hey let’s sit down and talk so I can get your understanding,” said Wells. The YWCA said speaking up is a good start. “What we did do was we came together as a community and we acknowledged that there is work to do and that we are all responsible for that work,” said Johnson. The YWCA is starting a new series on race and gender called, “Let’s Talk About It.” The community dialogues will be held in September, October and November at the Center for Women at 65 S. 4th St. in downtown Columbus. Dates have yet to be announced. Filed under: Local, National, News Tagged: charlottesville, Columbus, Ohio, raacism
|Crash involving car, horse and buggy injures 4 people in Knox CountyWBNS 10TV / 8 h. 32 min. ago more|
KNOX COUNTY, Ohio - The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a serious crash between a car and a horse and buggy in Knox County.OSHP said four people were injured in the crash that happened around 8 p.m. Monday on Waterford Road between Yankee Street and Whitney Road.One person was flown to a hospital from the scene in critical condition, according to OSHP.OSHP said three people were taken to Knox Community Hospital and two of those people were then flown to another hospital. Their conditions were not known.OSHP told 10TV that three of the people injured were in the buggy and one was in the car.There were no occupants of the vehicles that were not injured according to OSHP.Waterford Road is closed in the area of the crash while troopers investigate.
|Four injured after car hits Amish Buggy in Knox CountyNBC4i.com / 8 h. 53 min. ago more|
KNOX COUNTY, OH (WCMH) — Four people were injured when a car hit an Amish buggy Monday night. It happened around 8pm in the area of 20137 Waterford Road. According to the Mt. Gilead Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, a man, a woman, and their 14-week-old baby were in the buggy when it was struck from behind by the driver of a Lincoln Town Car. The woman in the buggy was flown to OSU’s Wexner Medical Center from the scene. The man and the infant were sent to Knox Community Hospital and later flown to OSU Hospital and Nationwide Children’s Hospital. The driver of the town car was taken to Knox Community Hospital. Troopers suspect alcohol played a factor in the crash. That victims’ conditions were not released. Keep checking NBC4i.com for real-time updates on this story. To get alerts for breaking news, grab the free NBC4 News App for iPhone or Android. You can also sign up for email alerts.Filed under: Local, News Tagged: amish, amish buggy crash, buggy
|Columbus father reacts to President's plan to send more troops to AfghanistanWBNS 10TV / 9 h. 31 min. ago more|
A Columbus father whose son is serving in the U.S. Marines says the president's plan to send more troops to Afghanistan could put his son in harm's way but says his son would rather fight the war on terror overseas than on American soil.President Donald Trump vowed U.S. troops "will fight to win" in Afghanistan during his primetime address to the nation. Scott Polgar listened closely to the president's plan because he has a lot at stake. His son, Tyson, enlisted with the U-S Marines in 2015."He's one of those kids that doesn't fit into the 'me me me' generation," said Polgar, who served as a marine from 1992 to 2000. One year later, the attack on America would its mark on both father and son."I just wonder what impact that had on my son sees his dad who's a marine, and now a police officer, sobbing on the couch," said Polgar.Polgar is now a veteran member of the Columbus Division of Police investigating felony assaults. He said he supports the president's plan to send more troops to Afghanistan, even though he knows Tyson could get the call."Nobody wants to wish their son into combat," said Polgar.In the Polgar family, the war on terror doesn't quite span two generations, but the Columbus father says he believes he and his son are in the fight together."The war is being fought in San Bernardino, it's being fought in Spain, it's being fought in the American cities. The first responders, the law enforcement officers, are fighting this war on terror. I would rather see this conflict happen there (Afghanistan) than happen at Broad and High , said Polgar.
|Downtown Columbus apartment projects proposed in Long-Third area and near CCAD - The Columbus DispatchGoogle News / 9 h. 58 min. ago more|
The Columbus DispatchDowntown Columbus apartment projects proposed in Long-Third area and near CCADThe Columbus DispatchDevelopers propose two new Downtown apartment complexes, one of which would include the renovation of three century-old buildings. The most complex of the two projects would transform almost a block of property into a multi-building residential and ...and more »
|MCSD board OKs seeking loan, asking city to reduce tax collection fee - Columbus Ledger-EnquirerGoogle News / 10 h. 32 min. ago more|
Columbus Ledger-EnquirerMCSD board OKs seeking loan, asking city to reduce tax collection feeColumbus Ledger-EnquirerIn successive votes Monday night, the Muscogee County School Board authorized the administration to seek a short-term loan that would plug the expected gap in delayed local revenue as the Columbus Consolidated Government deals with thousands of ...and more »
|Identifying eclipse-related eye damageNBC4i.com / 11 h. 7 min. ago more|
COLUMBUS (WCMH) – We’ve all been warned about the dangers of watching the eclipse with the naked eye. If you looked at the sun on Monday without the proper eye gear, your sight could be at risk. Ophthalmologist Dr. Daniel Straka said ISO certified eye protection is crucial to prevent long term damage to your eyes, if you’re going to look directly at the sun. But, if you took a peak at the eclipse without them, you could have temporary or even permanent damage to your eyes. “There’s a condition called solar retinopathy and basically what that is is when the light and energy from the sun hits the back of the eye, it can damage the cells in the back of the eye called the retina,” said Dr. Straka. He said most damage to the eye is only temporary and can last anywhere from a few weeks to a few months. However, some damage is irreversible. “There are a number of people who will have permanent damage. That damage can be mild blurring of the vision, loss of some of your central vision and even blind spots in your vision,” said Dr. Straka. “Unfortunately, there’s no known treatment to try to reverse some of those changes.” He said prolonged, extended viewing of the sun or the eclipse is more likely to cause damage. “Immediately after doing so, you’re probably going to have some changes in your vision: after images, some darkening of the vision and that can take some time, a few days to a few weeks to get better,” said Dr. Straka. If you believe you have eye damage and your vision doesn’t get better after 24 hours, seek the advice of your ophthalmologist or eye doctor. Filed under: Eclipse 2017, Local, National, News Tagged: eclipse, eclipse eye damage, eye damage, light, Ohio, sun
|Ohio State Football names nine captainsNBC4i.com / 11 h. 22 min. ago more|
COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Ohio State Monday announced the Buckeyes will be led by nine captains during the 2017 season. 2017 Ohio State Captains: Graduated quarterback J.T. Barrett; Fourth-year junior H-back Parris Campbell; True senior defensive end Jalyn Holmes; Fourth-year junior defensive end Sam Hubbard; Graduated defensive end Tyquan Lewis; Fourth-year junior receiver Terry McLaurin; Graduated center Billy Price; Graduated defensive tackle Tracy Sprinkle; and Fifth-year senior linebacker Chris Worley. The captains were selected by their teammates and features five on defense and four on offense. The list of captains features the first three-time captain in this, the 128th season of football at Ohio State: quarterback J.T. Barrett, from Wichita Falls, Texas, who was previously named a captain in 2015 and again last year. Barrett has started 30 games at quarterback and has a record of 26-4 in those games. He is a two-time winner of the Chicago Tribune Silver Football as the Big Ten Conference’s best player and earned his degree in Autumn 2016 communications. DE Tyquan Lewis and C Billy Price are the ninth and 10th two-time captains in school history. Lewis, from Tarboro, N.C., is the reigning Big Ten defensive lineman of the year and is a veteran of 41 games played and 26 starts. Lewis, who graduated last August with his degree in sociology, is one of the top players in Ohio State history in terms of quarterback sacks with 16.5, good for 14th-place in school history and just 11 away from No. 2 all-time. Price, who graduated earlier this summer with his degree in business administration, has started 41 consecutive games – every game of his career – and he is just nine away from Luke Fickell’s program record of 50 starts and 50 consecutive starts. Price was a first-team All-American last year and was named a Big Ten Conference Distinguished Scholar for having a grade point average above 3.70 for the 2016-17 academic year. Price is from Austintown, Ohio. That moment when you call your family to say you've been selected captain of The Ohio State Buckeyes. ❤️️ Congrats @TSprinkle93! #Testimony pic.twitter.com/fqC8k5lckN — Ohio State Football (@OhioStateFB) August 21, 2017 DT Tracy Sprinkle is the fourth captain for the season who has his degree. He graduated last spring with his bachelor’s in family resource management. A fifth-year senior from Elyria, Sprinkle earned a starting position last season only to have his year end in the first game with a knee injury. He’s battling back to be a starter once again and enters the season having played in 17 games. LB Chris Worley is the fifth, fifth-year senior named a captain. The veteran of 39 games and 14 career starts is coming off a season in which he was fourth on the team in tackles with 70 and played his best in the biggest games. Worley had an interception vs. Michigan State; he had a career-high 11 tackles in the win over Michigan and 10 in the College Football Playoff semifinal vs. Clemson. He also had 10 tackles vs. Oklahoma and a career-high seven solo tackles against Wisconsin. Worley is from Cleveland. Two more fourth-year players and defensive ends – Jalyn Holmes, from Norfolk, Va., and Sam Hubbard, from Cincinnati – were named captains, giving the team four players from the defensive line as captains. Holmes is a true senior who has played in 37 games, including 11 as a true freshman in 2014 when Ohio State won the initial College Football Playoff. Holmes is coming off an honorable mention all-Big Ten season in 2016 and enters 2017 with 55 career tackles, 11 tackles-for-loss, four quarterback hurries and two fumble recoveries. Hubbard was a first-team Academic All-American last season when he started all 13 games and recorded 46 tackles, eight tackles-for-loss and four quarterback hurries. The fourth-year junior was also named honorable mention all-Big Ten. He has 16 career TFLs and 10.0 quarterback sacks. Two fourth-year receivers – Parris Campbell, from Akron, Ohio, and Terry McLaurin, from Indianapolis – round out the captains and give the offensive side of the ball a total of four captains. Campbell is a fourth-year junior who is a veteran of 21 career games with 12 starts to his credit. A big-play threat, Campbell averaged nearly 10 yards per reception last year and also led the Big Ten, while ranking 11th nationally, in kickoff returns (27.8 yards-per return). His 584 return yards rank third in Ohio State history, as do his 149 return yards vs. Indiana. Campbell is majoring in sociology. McLaurin enters the 2017 campaign as one of the most experienced receivers on the Buckeyes’ roster, evidenced by 25 appearances over the last two seasons. He caught 11 passes for 114 yards (10.4 yards/reception) and scored the first two touchdowns of his career last year when he hauled in passes against Rutgers and Nebraska. A fourth-year junior, McLaurin is majoring in communications and spent a portion of this past summer interning at Nike.Filed under: Buckeyes, Local, News, Sports Tagged: buckeye football, captains, football, ohio state, osu, osu captains
|Plans call for razing Marconi garage, putting in temporary surface parkingColumbus News / 12 h. 11 min. ago more|
Faced with a shortage of Downtown parking, a surface lot may be better than no parking at all - at least for the time being. Nationwide Realty Investors plans to raze a condemned garage at 170 N. Marconi Blvd. that was closed early this summer.
|Justice Insider: Alibi in credit-card case is she's given them as payment for exotic dancingColumbus News / 12 h. 11 min. ago more|
Dublin police were called to investigate after a bank customer obtained cash advances on credit cards belonging to other people. She had what she said was a reasonable explanation: Credit cards are sometimes given to her as payment for her services as an exotic dancer, she told police.
|Columbus libraries provide prime eclipse viewing | NBC4i.com - NBC4i.comGoogle News / 13 h. 2 min. ago more|
NBC4i.comColumbus libraries provide prime eclipse viewing | NBC4i.comNBC4i.comHundreds headed to the Columbus Metropolitan Library on Monday to get a pair of free solar eclipse glasses.Through The Clouds, Columbus Catches Glimpse Of Solar Eclipse ...WOSUall 8 news articles »
|OSU uses eclipse to promote astronomy classesNBC4i.com / 13 h. 24 min. ago more|
COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Jim DeGrand of the Ohio State University Geography department brought his telescope to the oval Monday afternoon. He was pleasantly surprised by the turnout and the level of interest in the eclipse. “It’s fantastic,” DeGrand said. “It’s great that people are engaged in a celestial event you know. How often does that happen?” With the start of classes still a day away, hundreds of students and faculty poured onto the oval to watch and to share the experience with others. “Very, very exciting,” said first-year student Claire Cary from Cleveland. “I don’t have any other word for it. It’s just thrilling to be able to experience it.” Cloud cover obscured the view from the oval throughout much of the eclipse. But watchers were in awe when the clouds gave way. They watched through eclipse glasses, cameras and pinhole box projectors. Astronomy professor David Weinberg said the astronomy department distributed thousands of eclipse-watching glasses including 1,400 over the past two days. “We have been shamelessly promoting our undergraduate astronomy courses and yesterday when we gave out a thousand glasses, we also gave out lists of all our courses.” Astronomy major Gaby Torrini said the cloud cover did not take away from how special it was. “This is pretty exciting for me because it’s the first solar eclipse I’ve been old enough to enjoy and really want to see,” Torrini said.Filed under: Eclipse 2017, Local, News Tagged: 2017 eclipse, eclipse, total eclipse
|Hundreds gather to watch eclipse at COSINBC4i.com / 13 h. 31 min. ago more|
COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Today was all about having fun and enjoying time with the family at COSI. Hundreds gathered to watch the once in a lifetime solar eclipse. COSI wanted to make sure those watching today were safe doing so. It’s been a hard time for some to get their hands on a pair of safety glasses to watch the eclipse. COSI handed out 5,150 pairs of glasses at Monday’s eclipse watch party. Valerie Gunther was the first in line to receive her pair of glasses. “I just to see a beautiful site that we will probably never see again,” said Gunther. Carly Salomon and her little ones came to the museum hoping to get a pair. “I have five little ones so we just wanted the glasses for them,” said Salomon. It wasn’t just the little once that we’re excited to view the eclipse at COSI. The adults were just as thrilled to see it too. “There are different kinds of eclipses throughout different cycles of time,” said Keith Colt. “This is the first one in about 100 years that has gone coast to coast so that is the most exciting side of it.”Filed under: Eclipse 2017, Local, News Tagged: cosi, eclipse, eclipse watch
|Columbus Landmarks announces 2017 design award finalists - The Columbus DispatchGoogle News / 13 h. 50 min. ago more|
Columbus Landmarks announces 2017 design award finalistsThe Columbus DispatchThe hospital's expansion includes the new $480-million hospital, adjacent park spaces and integrates Livingston Park. • Columbus Metropolitan Library Main Library renovation, 96 S. Grant Ave. The historic building and the rear wing added in the 1990s ...
|Columbus firm gets no-bid contract on request of Secretary of State Jon HustedColumbus News / 14 h. 19 min. ago more|
In this Oct. 27, 2016, file photo, Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted drops off his early voting ballot at the Franklin County Board of Elections in Columbus, Ohio. On Monday, his office received permission to award a $265,000 communications contract without seeking bids.
|First of what could be many Ohio natural gas plants now onlineBizjournals.com / 14 h. 41 min. ago more|
Ohio Gov. John Kasich praises the Oregon Clean Energy plant near Toledo – and sticks up for the deregulated power market.
|Win FREE Chipotle for a year!Uweekly / 14 h. 50 min. ago more|
Free? Chipotle? Yup, you read that right and no you can't eat a year's worth of Chipotle in one day. But you can totally eat one burrito a week for a year (52 total burritos). YUM. The post Win FREE Chipotle for a year! appeared first on 1870 Mag.
|The 2024 solar eclipse will cover most of Ohio in darknessNBC4i.com / 15 h. ago more|
COLUMBUS (WCMH) — If you didn’t get a chance to see the Great American Eclipse that swept across the country Monday, then mark your calendars for Monday, April 8, 2024. That will be the next big total solar eclipse to hit North America. Totality will start in Mexico and then sweet across Texas to Maine in a diagonal. Ohio is in the path of totality this time around. Parts of northern Columbus will see total darkness as will the entire cities of Dayton, Springfield, Delaware, Mansfield, Akron, Toledo, and Cleveland between 3:00pm and 3:15pm. It will also have peaks of darkness lasting 4½ minutes, nearly twice as long as Monday’s eclipse. Surrounding areas of Ohio will also experience a partial eclipse similar to the one seen today. After that, another total solar eclipse will occur in 2045 stretching from California to Florida. This one will block out the sun for over 6 minutes, which will make it the longest total solar eclipse experienced anywhere in the world until 2114.Filed under: Eclipse 2017, Local, News, State Tagged: 2024 eclipse, 2045 eclipse, next solar eclipse, solar eclipse, total solar eclipse
|The Sun Was Covered, Were You? Thirsty Posts about the #SexclipseUweekly / 15 h. 29 min. ago more|
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|QUIZ: Was the Free Shit You Got at Buckeye Frenzy Worth it?Uweekly / 15 h. 53 min. ago more|
Was it really worth it??? The post QUIZ: Was the Free Shit You Got at Buckeye Frenzy Worth it? appeared first on 1870 Mag.
|5 Things to do with Your Solar Eclipse Glasses Now That It’s OverUweekly / 15 h. 55 min. ago more|
Despite Ohio ruining the eclipse, it happened and while some risked going blind to see a cloudy sun, others of us were smart and bought or stole eclipse glasses to keep our eyes safe from damage. Now that the eclipse is over, those who bought said glasses may be wondering “now what?” What does one […] The post 5 Things to do with Your Solar Eclipse Glasses Now That It’s Over appeared first on 1870 Mag.
|WOW Internet expanding Central Ohio footprint with move into MarysvilleBizjournals.com / 16 h. 27 min. ago more|
The move will expand the company’s roughly 25 percent market share in the region
|Olshan Properties Unveils Sophistication Redefined at Newly Reimagined Hilton Columbus at EastonColumbus News / 16 h. 27 min. ago more|
NEW YORK, Aug. 21, 2017 : Olshan Properties, one of the country's leading private owners, developers, and managers of commercial real estate today proudly announced the completion of its sweeping and all-encompassing USD 27.3 million transformative interior redesign and amenity enhancement of the Hilton Columbus at Easton. Developed in 2000, the 345-key Hilton Columbus at Easton is a 7-story, AAA 4-diamond luxury hotel and 39,000 SF conference center located ten minutes from downtown Columbus, OH and busy John Glenn International Airport .
|FIRST LOOK: See the completely upgraded Hilton Columbus at EastonBizjournals.com / 16 h. 59 min. ago more|
The Hilton Columbus at Easton's $27.3 million transformation is complete, with the latest work creating all new common areas, pool, fitness center, restaurant, cocktail lounge and an additional 9,000 square feet of meeting rooms and event space. Owner New York City-based Olshan Properties, which owns and manages 24 million square feet of commercial properties in 11 states, spent $13 million on the most recent upgrades, which follow a $14 million redesign of guest rooms and suites it completed in…
|Ohio State Student Posts Racist Tweet Get’s BacklashUweekly / 17 h. 9 min. ago more|
An Ohio State second-year in business, Katelyn Rust posted a 10-second video online on Sunday night saying to the camera “Fuck yourself you are hooking up with a black girl. That’s weird. That’s weird as fuck. Fuck you.” And, to her surprise, liberal college students really don’t dig racism. Many students responded with criticism to […] The post Ohio State Student Posts Racist Tweet Get’s Backlash appeared first on 1870 Mag.
|Cloudy skies don't dampen eclipse parties across Central Ohio (Video)Bizjournals.com / 17 h. 51 min. ago more|
Clouds came and went during the great solar eclipse of 2017, but they didn't keep people from heading outside to stare at the sun. At 1:04 p.m. in Central Ohio, the sun began to disappear. The peak occurred at exactly 2:30 p.m, and fully returned at 3:52 p.m. Thousands of people peeked at the phenomenon through safety glasses or handmade pinhole boxes. Sylvia Garrett, who runs the Sylvia Garrett Insurance Agency LLC, stayed inside her downtown office, but sent her team over to COSI. That way,…
|The Latest: Fellow judge: shooting of Ohio judge no accident Big News Network.com / 18 h. 33 min. ago more|
The Latest on the shooting of a judge outside an Ohio courthouse (all times local): 11:40 a.m. The state crime lab will help investigate the shooting of a county judge wh
|Group seeks to create 7,500 jobs in Fairfield County by 2027Columbus News / 18 h. 44 min. ago more|
The Fairfield 33 Alliance wants to help create 7,500 jobs, generate $500 million in investments and increase average wages by 25 percent in Fairfield County. The alliance believes a key to its focus on high-wage, high-quality jobs for county residents is the U.S. 33 corridor used by tens of thousands of commuters every day to get to Columbus that the alliance is marketing to industries.
|Judge shot, wounded near Ohio courthouse; suspect killed Big News Network.com / 18 h. 49 min. ago more|
Judge Joseph Bruzzese Jr was shot and wounded in Steubenville, Ohio on Monday. He was walking into work when a suspect fired at him. Bruzzese returned fire and is in stable condition.
|Historic eclipse turns day into night across the USWBNS 10TV / 18 h. 51 min. ago more|
The stars came out in the middle of the day, zoo animals ran in agitated circles, crickets chirped, birds fell silent and a chilly darkness settled upon the land Monday as the U.S. witnessed its first full-blown, coast-to-coast solar eclipse since World War I.Millions of Americans gazed in wonder at the cosmic spectacle, with the best seats along the so-called path of totality that raced 2,600 miles across the continent from Oregon to South Carolina."It was a very primal experience," Julie Vigeland, of Portland, Oregon, said after she was moved to tears by the sight of the sun reduced to a silvery ring of light in Salem. It took 90 minutes for the shadow of the moon to travel across the country. Along that path, the moon blotted out the midday sun for about two wondrous minutes at any one place, eliciting oohs, aahs, whoops and shouts from people gathered in stadiums, parks and backyards.It was, by all accounts, the most-observed and most-photographed eclipse in history, documented by satellites and high-altitude balloons and watched on Earth through telescopes, cameras and cardboard-frame protective eyeglasses.In Boise, Idaho, where the sun was more than 99 percent blocked, the street lights flicked on briefly, while in Nashville, Tennessee, people craned their necks at the sky and knocked back longneck beers at Nudie's Honky Tonk bar.Passengers aboard a cruise ship in the Caribbean watched it unfold as Bonnie Tyler sang her 1983 hit "Total Eclipse of the Heart."Several minor-league baseball teams — one of them, the Columbia Fireflies, outfitted for the day in glow-in-the-dark jerseys — briefly suspended play.At the White House, despite all the warnings from experts about the risk of eye damage, President Donald Trump took off his eclipse glasses and looked directly at the sun.The path of totality, where the sun was 100 percent obscured by the moon, was just 60 to 70 miles (96 to 113 kilometers) wide. But the rest of North America was treated to a partial eclipse, as were Central America and the upper reaches of South America.Skies were clear along most of the route, to the relief of those who feared cloud cover would spoil the moment."Oh, God, oh, that was amazing," said Joe Dellinger, a Houston man who set up a telescope on the Capitol lawn in Jefferson City, Missouri. "That was better than any photo."For the youngest observers, it seemed like magic."It's really, really, really, really awesome," said 9-year-old Cami Smith as she gazed at the fully eclipsed sun in Beverly Beach, Oregon.NASA reported 4.4 million people were watching its TV coverage midway through the eclipse, the biggest livestream event in the space agency's history."It can be religious. It makes you feel insignificant, like you're just a speck in the whole scheme of things," said veteran eclipse-watcher Mike O'Leary of San Diego, who set up his camera along with among hundreds of other amateur astronomers in Casper, Wyoming.John Hays drove up from Bishop, California, for the total eclipse in Salem, Oregon, and said the experience will stay with him forever."That silvery ring is so hypnotic and mesmerizing, it does remind you of wizardry or like magic," he said.More than one parent was amazed to see teenagers actually look up from their cellphones.Patrick Schueck, a construction company president from Little Rock, Arkansas, brought his 10-year-old twin daughters Ava and Hayden to Bald Knob Cross of Peace in Alto Pass, Illinois, a more than 100-foot cross atop a mountain. Schueck said at first his girls weren't very interested in the eclipse. One sat looking at her iPhone."Quickly that changed," he said. "It went from them being aloof to being in total amazement." Schueck called it a chance to "do something with my daughters that they'll remember for the rest of their lives."Astronomers, too, were giddy with excitement.NASA solar physicist Alex Young said the last time earthlings had a connection like this to the heavens was during man's first flight to the moon, on Apollo 8 in 1968. The first, famous Earthrise photo came from that mission and, like this eclipse, showed us "we are part of something bigger."NASA's acting administrator, Robert Lightfoot, watched with delight from a plane flying over the Oregon coast and joked about the space-agency official next to him, "I'm about to fight this man for a window seat."Hoping to learn more about the sun's composition and the mysterious solar wind, NASA and other scientists watched and analyzed it all from the ground and the sky, including aboard the International Space Station.Citizen scientists monitored animal and plant behavior as day turned into twilight. About 7,000 people streamed into the Nashville Zoo just to see the animals' reaction and noticed how they got noisier at it got darker.The giraffes started running around crazily in circles when darkness fell, and the flamingos huddled together, though zookeepers aid it wasn't clear whether it was the eclipse or the noisy, cheering crowd that spooked them."I didn't expect to get so emotionally caught up with it. I literally had chill bumps," said zoo volunteer Stephen Foust.In Charleston, South Carolina, the eclipse's last stop in the U.S., college junior Allie Stern, 20, said: "It was amazing. It looked like a banana peel, like a glowing banana peel which is kind of hard to describe and imagine but it was super cool."After the celestial spectacle, eclipse-watchers heading home in Tennessee spent hours stuck in traffic jams."I knew it was going to be leaving that would be the problem," said Peggy Hutchinson, who drove down from Toledo, Ohio, with her family and was only able to move 18 miles in 90 minutes. "Everyone had hours to get here but everybody is going home at the same time."The Earth, moon and sun line up perfectly every one to three years, briefly turning day into night for a sliver of the planet. But these sights normally are in no man's land, like the vast Pacific or Earth's poles. This is the first eclipse of the social media era to pass through such a heavily populated area.The last coast-to-coast total eclipse in the U.S. was in 1918, when Woodrow Wilson was president. The last total solar eclipse in the U.S. was in 1979, but only five states in the Northwest experienced total darkness.The next total eclipse in the U.S. will be in 2024. The next coast-to-coast one will not be until 2045.
|Pension fund considering cuts to cost-of-living adjustments Big News Network.com / 18 h. 58 min. ago more|
http://bit.ly/2wpwH2G ) the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System is looking at limiting the cost-of-living adjustments to its current cap of 3 percent, freezing the adjustments between one to five
|Police: Intoxicated Ohio man impersonating officer had guns Big News Network.com / 18 h. 59 min. ago more|
Police say an intoxicated 21-year-old Ohio man impersonated an officer and approached a driver about alleged traffic violations, then was later found to have three handguns and a bulletproof vest in h
|Athens County K9 bitten by snake during drug investigationNBC4i.com / 18 h. 59 min. ago more|
ATHENS, OH (WCMH) — Athens County Deputy K9 Bora is being treated for a snake bite she suffered during a drug investigation. According to the Athens County Sheriff’s Office, at about 12:30am, Monday, deputies were called to assist in a crash investigation that was reported near Dow Lake Dam on US 50. Deputy Joel Banks responded to the scene with K9 Bora, where she indicated a presence of narcotics after jumping into the back of one of the vehicles. After her indication, Banks noticed Bora wouldn’t put any weight on her back leg, and noticed what appeared to be a snake bite on her leg. Bora was taken to the Ohio State University Veterinary Medical Center where she is listed in stable condition. Veterinarians said Bora was indeed bitten by a snake and will be monitored closely for the next 48 hours. The type of snake was not indicated. The suspect in the incident was arrested by the Ohio State Highway Patrol.Filed under: Local, News Tagged: athens county, bite, bora, canine, dog, k9, sheriff, snake, veterinarian
|Ohio State ranked No. 2 in AP preseason college football pollNBC4i.com / 19 h. 15 min. ago more|
Alabama is No. 1 in the preseason Top 25, the first program in 12 years to take the top spot two years in a row. The Crimson Tide will start the season ranked in the top five of The Associated Press preseason media poll for the ninth consecutive time. Coach Nick Saban’s program has become the surest thing in sports these days. The Tide does not always win the national championship — just half the time over the last eight years — but is always in contention. Since 2008, only once has Alabama lost more than one game before bowl season. The Crimson Tide received 52 of 61 first-place votes from media members. Ohio State was No. 2, edging No. 3 Florida State and preventing the first 1 vs. 2 opening game since the preseason poll began in 1950. Alabama opens the season against the Seminoles in Atlanta on Sept. 2, just the fourth opener involving top-five teams and the first pitting teams ranked in the preseason top three. Southern California, which finished last season on a nine-game winning streak and No. 3 in the country, starts at No. 4. Defending national champion Clemson begins the post-Deshaun Watson era at No. 5. Florida State received four first-place votes, Ohio State got three and USC two. The one bit of bad news for Alabama? The Tide has failed to win the national championship the three previous times it was preseason No. 1 under Saban. The last team to start and finish No. 1 was USC in 2004, and the Trojans were ranked No. 1 the following season — the last team to do it before this year. TIDE WAVE Alabama’s remarkable run under Saban has the Crimson Tide climbing toward all sorts of AP poll milestones. This is the sixth time the Tide has been preseason No. 1, tied for fifth most. 10 — Oklahoma (1956, 1957, 1974, 1975, 1977, 1985, 1986, 1987, 2003, 2011) 8 — Ohio State (1958, 1966, 1969, 1970, 1980, 1998, 2006, 2015) 7 — Southern California (1963, 1973, 1979, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2012) 6 — Alabama (1966, 1978, 2010, 2013, 2016, 2017) 6 — Florida State (1988, 1991, 1993, 1995, 1999, 2014) 6 — Nebraska (1965, 1972, 1976, 1983, 1996, 2000) Alabama’s streak of nine straight top-five preseason rankings is second only to Florida State, which had a run of 11 straight seasons starting in the top-five under former coach Bobby Bowden. WE’RE NO. 2! Ohio State is No. 2 in the preseason poll for the eighth time, one behind Oklahoma for most times starting the season second. The Buckeyes also extended the longest current streak of years appearing in the preseason Top 25 to 29. Penn State has the record at 34 from 1968-2002. BEST SINCE … — No. 6 Penn State has its best preseason ranking since it was No. 3 in 1999. — No. 8 Washington has its best preseason ranking since it was No. 4 in 1997. — No. 9 Wisconsin has its best preseason ranking since it was No. 7 in 2007. — No. 19 South Florida is ranked in preseason for second time. The Bulls started No. 19 in 2008. — No. 24 Washington State is ranked in preseason for fifth time. The last time was 2002 when the Cougars were No. 11. CONFERENCE CALL Alabama is the only Southeastern Conference team in the top 10, but the SEC still leads the way with six teams in the Top 25. Auburn is No. 12 and LSU is right behind at 13. SEC East rivals Georgia (No. 15) and Florida (No. 17) follow and Tennessee is No. 25. The standings: SEC — 6 ACC — 5 Big 12 — 5 Big Ten — 4 Pac-12 — 4 American — 1 WHERE IS THIS GOING? The goal of the preseason Top 25 is not necessarily to predict the outcome of the season as much as it is to give a snapshot of consensus heading into it. The voters take an educated guess and then go where results take them. Still, comparing the preseason poll with the final rankings in previous years can give some idea of how much change to expect. The AP analyzed the last 10 seasons of polls (2007-16), comparing the preseason rankings with the final Top 25. On average: — 15.4 teams (61.6 percent total) started the season ranked and finished the season ranked. Those teams finished an average of 6.34 places (higher or lower) from where they were ranked in the preseason. — 8.0 teams (80 percent total) that started the season ranked in the top 10 finished the season in the Top 25. — 5.4 teams (54 percent total) that started the season ranked in the top 10 finished ranked in the top 10. — 1.9 teams that started the season unranked finished ranked in the top 10.Filed under: Local, News, Sports Tagged: buckeyes, college football, football, ohio state
|Columbus police recover missing 76-year-old womanNBC4i.com / 20 h. 34 min. ago more|
COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Police say they have recovered 76-year-old Ruby Lindsay who had been missing since Sunday. According to the Columbus Division of Police, Lindsay was last seen in the area of Refugee and Fleet roads at about 11:30pm, Sunday. Police said she left her house sometime during the night. Police say Lindsay was recovered Monday.Filed under: Local, News Tagged: elderly, missing, police, searching, woman
|Man who shot judge was father of Steubenville football player convicted of rapeWBNS 10TV / 21 h. ago more|
A man who shot and wounded a judge outside a county courthouse before being gunned down by a probation officer was the father of a high school football player who was convicted of rape in 2013, authorities said Monday.Jefferson County Judge Joseph Bruzzese Jr. was shot Monday morning near the courthouse in Steubenville, across the Ohio River from West Virginia's northern panhandle and just west of Pittsburgh.Authorities identified the gunman as Nathaniel "Nate" Richmond, the father of Ma'Lik Richmond. Ma'Lik, then 17, served about 10 months in a juvenile lockup after being convicted with another Steubenville High School football player of raping a 16-year-old girl during an alcohol-fueled party in 2012.The case brought international attention to the eastern Ohio city of 18,000 residents and led to allegations of a cover-up to protect the football team.Investigators are looking for a motive in the shooting and haven't found a connection to the rape case, prosecutor Jane Hanlin said.A visiting judge from Hamilton County, where Cincinnati is located, handled the majority of the rape case.Records show Bruzzese was overseeing a wrongful-death lawsuit that Nate Richmond filed in April against the Jefferson County Metropolitan Housing Authority. A hearing on a motion by the housing authority to dismiss punitive damages claims was set for Aug. 28. Messages were left for Richmond's attorneys.Richmond had a few traffic violations in the past couple of years, and several years ago he was arrested on various domestic violence and assault charges, court records show.The prosecutor said Bruzzese was shoved to the ground during Monday's attack. Courthouse video shows the judge and Richmond firing about five times each, Jefferson County Sheriff Fred Abdalla said.Bruzzese was talking after being wounded, Steubenville City Manager James Mavromatis told WTOV-TV. The judge was flown to a Pittsburgh-area hospital. Republican Gov. John Kasich said he was told the judge would survive.The attack had to be intentional because people know about the reserved spots where judges park, one of Bruzzese's judicial colleagues said.Judge Joseph Corabi said he and the county's two other judges park in reserved spots next to the courthouse. Judges then walk a few feet down what's known as Courthouse Alley to a side entrance to the building, said Corabi, the Jefferson County juvenile and probate court judge."Everybody knows who parks there. That's why it's not an accident what happened. He was clearly an intended target," Corabi said.Ma'Lik Richmond, now 21, is currently on the Youngstown State football team but isn't allowed to play in any games, the school said this month.News of his participation drew a wave of criticism in the university community recently, and a petition was started to keep him from playing.Corabi said Bruzzese is known as an avid hunter. He called him fair, hardworking, well-liked and "a tough son of a gun.""He is very intelligent, and he can cut to the chase," Corabi said. "He spots issues, and he resolves the issues."Bruzzese hears general and domestic relations cases as one of two judges serving in Jefferson County Common Pleas Court.Bruzzese has served on that court since 1997. He was most recently re-elected in 2014 for another six-year term.He had likely arrived early to review his usual Monday morning batch of legal motions, Corabi said.The shooting suspect's body could be seen lying next to a car at the drive-thru of a neighboring bank. Police said a man who was in the car with him was taken into custody.The courthouse was closed for the day as local and state authorities helped secure the scene. Jefferson County Commissioner Thomas Graham told WTOV some courthouse workers witnessed the "tragic situation" and people would need time to process what happened.The state crime lab will help investigate the shooting, Republican Attorney General Mike DeWine said.The chief justice of the Ohio Supreme Court, Maureen O'Connor, called the attack a "cowardly ambush" and urged court personnel, especially judges, to take extra precautions."Violence against judges represents an attack on the Rule of Law, the foundation of our country," O'Connor said.
|Columbus gas prices go against the grainColumbus News / 21 h. 4 min. ago more|
Despite predictions of a spike in the offing, gas prices in Columbus are at their lowest point in over a month. The average retail price of a gallon of regular gasoline in central Ohio Monday morning was $2.17, 16 cents cheaper than last week, according to a daily survey from the auto club AAA, the Oil Price Information Network and WEX, Inc. This graph from Aug. 14 illustrates the climb in gas prices since the 4th of July travel period ended.
|LISTEN: The perfect music playlist for your Solar Eclipse partyNBC4i.com / 22 h. 4 min. ago more|
COLUMBUS (WCMH) – It wouldn’t be the celestial event of a lifetime without the right soundtrack to match. We’ve started a Solar Eclipse 2017 playlist for you on Spotify that you can jam to at your your Solar Eclipse party. There’s everything from The Beatles “Here Comes The Sun,” The Animals “House Of The Rising Sun,” Bruce Springsteen’s “Dancing In the Dark” and many many more. The total eclipse will start this afternoon at 1:16pm ET in Lincoln Beach, Oregon. It ends at 2:48pm ET near Charleston, South Carolina. If you miss it this time, you’ll have another chance to see a solar eclipse on Oct. 14, 2023, and April 8, 2024. So go grab those eclipse sunglasses, fire up this playlist, and enjoy the show! Filed under: Eclipse 2017, Local, News Tagged: music, playlist, solar eclipse, solar eclipse playlist
|Man found in NE Side apartment complex is homicide victimColumbus News / 23 h. 15 min. ago more|
Police are looking for clues to the city's latest homicide, the death of a man whose body was found lying between buildings at a Northeast Side apartment complex Sunday morning. Columbus police and fire personnel responding to a report of a body lying between buildings just east of an address on Belcher Drive in the Whispering Oaks Apartments at approximately 7:16 a.m. Sunday, said Sgt.
|Could this back-pain device end need for opioids?Columbus News / 1 d. 1 h. 24 min. ago more|
A new pain pellet that scientists are developing in Columbus is about half the size of a grain of rice, but researchers say it delivers a big dose of relief that could one day help fight the opioid epidemic. The tiny rod holds a nonaddictive painkiller that doctors could insert in the lower back, much like an epidural, to give a patient a break from chronic or acute pain, said Dr. Ali Rezai, director of the Neurological Institute at Ohio State University's Wexner Medical Center.
|Students in central Ohio learning to observe the eclipse safelyNBC4i.com / 1 d. 2 h. 16 min. ago more|
WORTHINGTON, OH (WCMH) – Hours from now, people across central Ohio and across the nation will be watching the solar eclipse. Students at Worthington Schools will be taking part in the viewing using special eclipse glasses, purchased by the district back in April. In Tyler Hollinger’s sixth-grade classroom at Granby Elementary, students prepared for the big day on Thursday, learning about the eclipse and how to observe it safely. “Whenever we have opportunities that maybe are once in a lifetime, or once every long time, we need to take advantage of them,” Hollinger said. To prepare, students learned about how eclipses work and practiced wearing the glasses while looking at a halogen light bulb in the classroom to simulate the sun. Students also learned how to prepare their own pinhole projectors, allowing them to look at a projection without looking directly at the light. In the classroom, the halogen bulb in the lamp was not circular, but rather, a long, thin rectangle. The projection shows that, not the circle of light the lamp itself appears to give off. “It surprised me about the lines, like when my teacher turned the board and it just, like, it kept on making different lines,” said Alexa Zink, a student. For teachers, the eclipse is a teaching moment: an unusual scientific happening, paired with a lesson for students. “I think it’s really cool that we get to do this,” Aaron Yerkey, a sixth-grader, said. “I’m really excited to go see the solar eclipse, because that doesn’t happen all the time.” The eclipse is also a chance to teach the students about safety and how that should apply to all scientific experiments. “We want our students to know we don’t look at the sun during an eclipse, but hopefully we transfer that over also to any time they’re doing any kind of investigation, they’re thinking about the safety issues that are involved as well,” Hollinger said. That’s a lesson students are taking seriously. Asked what they had learned about safety and danger when it comes to eclipses, students knew specifics of what not to do and how to observe safely. “You should never look at the sun because it could make you go blind, and to put on the glasses before you look at the sun,” Yerkey said. “If you look at the sun, then it could damage your eyes and it can also blind you, so those are like the most damages that can happen to your eyes,” Zink said. Students from all classes and grade levels at Granby Elementary and other Worthington Schools will be out observing the eclipse at various times Monday afternoon. It’s expected to hit its fullest point in central Ohio about 2:30pm, Monday.Filed under: Local, News Tagged: classes, eclipse, Education, learning, school, solar, students, sun, teacher
|Ohio pain doctors to meet in Cincinnati amid opioid epidemic Big News Network.com / 1 d. 3 h. 19 min. ago more|
CINCINNATI (AP) - Ohio's opioid epidemic will be a prime topic for the first meeting of an organization for pain doctors.The Ohio Society of Interventional Pain Physicians expects hundreds of med
|WATCH! The1870 Mag Move In Day ChallengeUweekly / 1 d. 3 h. 38 min. ago more|
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|Anti-tax group urges Ohio Senate against health insurer hike Big News Network.com / 1 d. 4 h. 1 min. ago more|
Anti-tax activist Grover Norquist is urging Ohio state senators to let stand Republican Gov. John Kasich's (KAY'-siks) veto of a proposal to increase taxes on health insurers that would have
|Sanders heading deep into Ohio's Trump country this week Big News Network.com / 1 d. 4 h. 1 min. ago more|
The 2016 Democratic presidential candidate will talk about the economy and health care in Portsmouth, Ohio. Republican Donald Trump defeated Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton by a more than 2-to-1 ma
|Police: Homicide suspect killed self when officers arrived Big News Network.com / 1 d. 4 h. 1 min. ago more|
Lorain police say officers were speaking with a family member of the suspect on Sunday at his Amherst Township home when the 55-year-old man went to his garage and shot himself. His name has not been
|School district cancels class after 2 teens killed in crash Big News Network.com / 1 d. 4 h. 1 min. ago more|
The Greenon Local School District in Enon said in a Facebook post Sunday that David Waag and Connor Williams were killed in the crash Saturday near Fairborn. The district says another student and a re
|Roadway debris leads to 20 highway deaths per year in Ohio Big News Network.com / 1 d. 4 h. 1 min. ago more|
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|Everyday heroes: Man's morning walks keep neighborhood litter-free Posted atColumbus News / 1 d. 5 h. 43 min. ago more|
For nearly two decades, Robert Shyrigh has walked the country mile of Big Run Road East, picking up litter and beautifying the quiet stretch of land. The 74-year-old Army veteran is held in high regard by his neighbors, who appreciate his dedication to the area.
|Western & Southern Open Champions CrownedColumbus Wired / 1 d. 9 h. 16 min. ago more|
Columbus Wired: No. 4 Garbine Muguruza brushed aside No. 2 Simona Halep 6-2, 6-1 to win her first Western & Southern Open title, her second title of the season. This marks Muguruza’s first career title on North American soil. Had Halep won the title, she would displace Karolina Pliskova atop the WTA rankings. Instead Halep, who has […] The post Western & Southern Open Champions Crowned appeared first on Columbus Wired - Sports and Entertainment.
|Food pantry's reach expands with move to new siteColumbus News / 1 d. 10 h. 3 min. ago more|
Two years after moving from a Short North neighborhood that was no longer poor enough, the food pantry doesn't want for clients. "We had a 40 percent increase last year alone," said Roy Clark, executive director of the 50-year-old agency known as NNEMAP.
|Person found dead in Northland areaColumbus News / 1 d. 14 h. 32 min. ago more|
Columbus police homicide detectives are investigating the death of a person who was found Sunday morning in the Northland area.
|Demonstrators rally at City Hall to bring down Christopher Columbus ... - The Columbus DispatchGoogle News / 1 d. 15 h. 13 min. ago more|
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|Man found shot to death in South LindenColumbus News / 1 d. 18 h. 56 min. ago more|
A deceased man with gunshot wounds was discovered in the back lot of an abandoned home early Saturday morning in South Linden. The call came in at 8:21 a.m. and officers were on scene in the 900 block of 15th Avenue by 8:23 a.m., according to Columbus police.
|Man killed in motorcycle crash on East SideColumbus News / 1 d. 23 h. 16 min. ago more|
John R. Wharton, 29, was riding northbound on Stelzer Road between East 7th Avenue and East 11th Avenue, just south of John Glenn Columbus International Airport, shortly before 12:30 a.m. when he lost control of the motorcycle, Columbus police said.
|Kyrgios, Dimitrov Advance to Western & Open FinalColumbus Wired / 2 d. 7 h. 1 min. ago more|
Columbus Wired: Grigor Dimitrov and Nick Kyrgios both advanced their Masters 1000 final with semifinal wins Saturday at the Western & Southern Open. Seven-seed Dimitrov edged American John Isner 7-6(4), 7-6(10), advancing to his third final of the year. He lifted the title at Brisbane and Sofia earlier this season. “I think it’s a good step,” said […] The post Kyrgios, Dimitrov Advance to Western & Open Final appeared first on Columbus Wired - Sports and Entertainment.
|Kyrgios Bests Nadal in CincinnatiColumbus Wired / 3 d. 6 h. 26 min. ago more|
Columbus Wired: Nick Kyrgios moves into the semifinals of the Western & Southern Open for the first time in his career with a 6-2, 7-5 upset of top-seed Rafael Nadal. Both men had to win their Round of 16 matches earlier in the day to set up Friday night’s much anticipated match up. Nick Kyrgios struggled with […] The post Kyrgios Bests Nadal in Cincinnati appeared first on Columbus Wired - Sports and Entertainment.
|Weather Wrecks Havoc At Cincy TennisColumbus Wired / 4 d. 6 h. 48 min. ago more|
Columbus Wired: It was a rain interrupted day at the Western & Southern Open as play was interrupted four times throughout the day. The fourth band of rain moved in around 9p and eventually led to the cancellation of play for the day. Because of the rain, only three Center Court matches were complete and five Round […] The post Weather Wrecks Havoc At Cincy Tennis appeared first on Columbus Wired - Sports and Entertainment.
|The Top Three Stops a the Food Truck Festival That You May Have Never Heard OfUweekly / 4 d. 17 h. 19 min. ago more|
Food Trucks, like fidget spinners, are trends that are here to stay. Unlike the latter, I am actually pumped about all of the mobile food I can shove in my face. In case you haven’t heard, the mother of all food truck festivals, The Columbus Food Truck Fest, will be at the Scioto Mile this […] The post The Top Three Stops a the Food Truck Festival That You May Have Never Heard Of appeared first on 1870 Mag.
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We here at 1870 Magazine need you! Earn up to $35/hour just for walking around campus one day per month. Plus get a free 1870 tee. Seriously. Interested? Click here. Be sure to have 1870 Street Team in the subject of the email for a faster response! The post Need Beer Money? Join the Street Team! appeared first on 1870 Mag.
|Pliskova and Nadal Win In Impressive Fashion In CincinnatiColumbus Wired / 5 d. 6 h. 23 min. ago more|
Columbus Wired: Top seeds Karolina Pliskova and Rafael Nadal both opened their 2017 Western & Southern Open campaign with impressive straight set victories, sending each player into the Round of 16. Karolina Pliskova opened her Western & Southern Open title defense with a straight forward 6-2 6-3 over lucky loser Natalia Vikhlyantseva. Pliskova, the top ranked women […] The post Pliskova and Nadal Win In Impressive Fashion In Cincinnati appeared first on Columbus Wired - Sports and Entertainment.
|Four cornerback rotation for Buckeyes this year?Columbus Wired / 5 d. 8 h. 7 min. ago more|
Columbus Wired: Last season, Ohio State used a three-man rotation at cornerback and it worked out pretty well. This year, not only are they planning on another three-man shuffle but if assistant coordinator and cornerbacks coach Kerry Coombs has his way, the Buckeyes might be adding a fourth guy into the mix. On Wednesday afternoon, Coombs along […] The post Four cornerback rotation for Buckeyes this year? appeared first on Columbus Wired - Sports and Entertainment.
|Here is Why Parking Just Got Trickier on GamedayUweekly / 5 d. 15 h. 55 min. ago more|
With football season just around the corner for the Buckeye campus, finding a spot to park your vehicle during the game just got a little trickier after two parking lots have been officially closed due to construction near Cannon Drive. While the original NBC4 story reports the loss of the two parking lots results in […] The post Here is Why Parking Just Got Trickier on Gameday appeared first on 1870 Mag.
|Satire: Excitement Over New Neighbors Quickly Fades Upon Hearing the Words XenosUweekly / 5 d. 18 h. 48 min. ago more|
Junior year at Ohio State has been known to be a year of freedom as students are finally able to ditch the dorms and meal plans for their own place equipped with bad wifi and hungry students. However a much more exciting phenomenom takes place those first couple weeks and it is called seeing what […] The post Satire: Excitement Over New Neighbors Quickly Fades Upon Hearing the Words Xenos appeared first on 1870 Mag.
|Opportunity Knocks for Del Potro in CincinnatiColumbus Wired / 6 d. 7 h. 13 min. ago more|
Columbus Wired: Juan Martin Del Potro’s return from a left wrist injury in early 2016 has not been an easy road, despite winning a silver medal at the Rio Olympics and helping Argentina win the 2016 Davis Cup for the first time in tournament history. While performing well in these events have been great for Del Potro, […] The post Opportunity Knocks for Del Potro in Cincinnati appeared first on Columbus Wired - Sports and Entertainment.
|Crew SC Douse FireColumbus Wired / 9 d. 8 h. 47 min. ago more|
Columbus Wired: Needing a win to solidify their playoff position, Columbus Crew SC rose to the task, beating the Chicago Fire 3-1. The vaunted Fire offense was kept in check tonight by the 18th different backline combination of the season. The three man back line was used again, with Lalas Abubakar, Josh Williams, and Jonathan Mensah getting […] The post Crew SC Douse Fire appeared first on Columbus Wired - Sports and Entertainment.
|LIVE UPDATES: Central Ohio Traffic BlogWBNS 10TV / 13 d. 17 h. 47 min. ago more|
Traffic updates around Columbus, Ohio. What to expect for your commute.Interactive Traffic map Tuesday, August 22nd4:30 AMWest Columbus—Accident on W.Broad St at Galloway Rd is blocking the right laneDetour: I-70 Monday, August 21stExpected delays tonight10 PM Monday, August 21 I-70 EB reduced to two lanes between Grant and Fourth. Ramp from 3rd St. to I-70 east closed. Detour Livingston to Kelton Ave. to I-70 east.11 PM I-70 EB reduced to one lane between Grant and Fourth. I-70 WB closed at the split. Traffic forced to exit to I-71 north to I-670 west to SR 315 south to I-70 west.5 AM All lanes and ramps on I-70 east and west open.8:00 AMAccident on I-70 West near Livingston Ave has traffic moving at 26 mphDetour: I-6704:40 AMSchool Bus laws—Flashing Yellow Lights: The bus is preparing to stop and you should too.Flashing Red lights: If you are on a two-lane road everyone stops 10 feet within the school bus.Flashing Red Lights: If you are on a four-lane or divided road only those going the same direction stopBreaking one of these laws be prepared to pay fines up to $500 and could face a one-year suspension of your driver license.
|Buckeyes fall camp and B1G predictions for 2017Columbus Wired / 26 d. 14 h. 11 min. ago more|
Columbus Wired: O – H! Can I get an I – O? With fall camp starting for the football team tomorrow, Ohio Stadium will soon be filled with rowdy fans screaming hundreds of yards away to a group strangers they barely know yet who hold the responsibility of shouting back the obligatory response. And this season, Ohio […] The post Buckeyes fall camp and B1G predictions for 2017 appeared first on Columbus Wired - Sports and Entertainment.
|Defense Shines in Crew SC WinColumbus Wired / 30 d. 9 h. 5 min. ago more|
Columbus Wired: For the second time in as many games, Columbus Crew SC posted a 1-0 victory, this time over the Philadelphia Union. Sporting a three man back line, what has long been considered the “second choice” formation for the team, Crew SC dominated. Philadelphia only had three shots in the game and none were on target. […] The post Defense Shines in Crew SC Win appeared first on Columbus Wired - Sports and Entertainment.
|Detroit at crossroads 50 years after riots devastated cityThe Columbus Post / 30 d. 16 h. 27 min. ago more|
By Corey Williams Wire Service Correspondent DETROIT (AP) — Deborah Chenault Green is 62, a writer. But 50 years ago she was a pre-teen, sleeping on the porch to escape the oppressive heat, awakening to see a sky that glowed unnaturally. Azerine Jones is a retired baker. But in 1967 she was the 12-year-old daughter of a barber who watched his business go up in smoke. Girard Townsend is 66 now, living in a seniors building near the Detroit waterfront. But a half century ago, he was just a kid on a city bus. The bus stopped near 12th and Clairmount streets. Townsend stepped off – and into the very start of the Detroit riot. “I saw all these guys with masks and shields,” he said – city police officers, most of them white, far outnumbered by a seething black crowd. In the days that followed, he would witness – and take part in – an epic eruption of violence that still reverberates in his life and the life of this city. Five days of violence would leave 33 blacks and 10 whites dead, and more than 1,400 buildings burned. More than 7,000 people were arrested. A decline that had already begun would accelerate; Detroit was the nation’s fourth biggest city in 1960, but would rank 21st by 2016. The middle class fled, and a proud city fell into poverty, crime and hopelessness. There are signs of rebirth in Detroit. But the men and women who lived through the riots are getting older, and most doubt they will live to see Detroit reclaim its former glory, when its very name was synonymous with American know-how and industry. “Detroit still hasn’t come back to where it was,” Townsend said sourly, sorting through 50 years of memories. Detroit wasn’t the first of the riots in the summer of 1967, and it was far from the last. Buffalo, New York, and Newark, New Jersey, preceded it; in the course of the summer, more than 150 cases of civil unrest erupted across the United States. Detroit’s started after a July 23 police raid on an illegal after-hours’ club – a “blind pig” – at 12th and Clairmount. The raid, though, was just the spark. Many in the community blamed frustrations blacks felt toward the mostly white police, and city policies that pushed families into aging and over-crowded neighborhoods. “We had a fear and kind of a hatred toward the police department,” Green said. “They would harass people, especially young black men. Stop them for no reason. A lot of men and women were beaten. A lot of that led up to the city exploding.” When Gerard Townsend got off the bus that night, he stumbled into the immediate aftermath of the blind pig raid. By the next day, the riot was in full bloom: “I got up the next morning and the whole west side was on fire. Everything was burning. People were running around with clothes in their hands, TVs and all kinds of stuff.” Townsend was among them. He made off with a television from a furniture store. “We stole liquor and stuff,” he said. “I watched it. I lived it. I was part of it.” There is general agreement that the rioters did not focus their fury on whites. Theresa Welsh and her husband, David, rented an apartment early that summer about eight blocks from where the riot started. “Nobody bothered us. We were a couple of white people wandering around,” said Welsh, 71. Deborah Chenault Green recalls she was at a cousin’s home. They slept on a mattress on the porch because it was such a hot night. “The noise, I think, is what woke us up,” she said. “You could hear cars and people and police sirens. I looked in the sky and I saw red. There was looting. It was mayhem everywhere. Everybody was just going crazy.” National Guard tanks and other armored vehicles rumbled through the streets. There were reports of snipers firing on law enforcement, the National Guard and even firefighters from rooftops and other secreted spots. Authorities fired back. The city lost more than 2,000 shops to fires or looting, many of them owned by blacks. Among them was the barbershop on Warren Avenue owned by Azerine Jones’ father. “They were burning some of everything,” she said “It wasn’t a matter of them saying this was white-owned or black-owned. Stuff just got caught on fire.” When the smoke cleared and the military rolled out, Detroit stood bruised and battered. “A lot of the fires may have started in white-owned business and spread,” Green said. “A lot of black businesses were destroyed. A lot of people had jobs in those shops. The majority of them didn’t reopen. After the riot, it looked like a war zone and the burnt smell still lingered.” Jones said her father never rebuilt his barbershop. He took on other jobs after the riot. “Owning your own business as a black in the 1950s and ’60s was an accomplishment in itself,” she said. “Before the riot it was a really good comfortable neighborhood,” added Jones, who now lives west of Detroit in Farmington Hills. “We had the things that we needed there: A theater, a butcher shop, dairy shop, shoe store. Since my mother didn’t drive it was nice having everything in walking distance. That’s what really got us when they burned everything down. She had to take a bus with the groceries. It just really killed everything.” In the end, it was Detroiters hurting themselves, she said. “The silly people who did this didn’t really realize they were burning down their neighborhoods,” Jones said. “The (white) business owners were able to pick up and go somewhere else. The people who lived there lost a lot. We lost a lot.” The departure of white residents and businesses to the suburbs that had started years earlier accelerated. Between 1970 and 1980 more than 400,000 more people would leave. “Some white people were rooted in Detroit,” Townsend said. But after the riot, “they moved out. They didn’t want to be here anymore.” After the riot, David Welsh took a job as a photographer in a town just north of Detroit. He and his wife moved from the riot zone. “It didn’t make sense for us to be down there anymore, all things considered,” said David Welsh, 74. “We didn’t feel comfortable there anymore.” The couple would move to other parts of the city and eventually settled north of the city limits. So did many middle-class blacks. Altogether, Detroit’s population has fallen by about 1.1 million people since the 1950s. Even as the Motor City was diminished, Murder City grew. More than 700 homicides were committed in 1974. Within a decade of the riot, the car plants that provided jobs and helped keep the city running were hiring fewer people. Three years after the riot, Detroit’s unemployment rate was just over 7 percent. It reached 25 percent by 1990. Green was hired by Chrysler in 1978 to work on one of the automaker’s assembly lines. “That job didn’t last long,” she said. “I got laid off.” Today, nearly four in 10 Detroit residents live in poverty compared to about 15 percent nationally. The city’s $26,000 median income is less than half of the national figure. Now, two years out of insolvency and free of billions of dollars of debt, Detroit is working to fix up its battered neighborhoods and its image. Though more than twice the national number, unemployment is down to 11 percent. Downtown is thriving and some nearby neighborhoods are filling up. The city, 80 percent black, even elected Mike Duggan, Detroit’s first white mayor since the 1970s. The population is leveling out at around 670,000 people and families are taking advantage of special home buying programs through the city’s land bank. Between 2010 and 2014, the city’s white population grew from just under 76,000 residents to more than 88,000. “We’re in the first period of growth in 50 or 60 years – people are moving back,” Duggan recently told business, philanthropic and elected leaders at a statewide policy conference. “Our principle is this: It’s one city for all of us.” To get there, Detroit has had to correct mistakes of the past that led to the 1967 riot and eventually bankruptcy. Duggan said many of those decisions were “rooted in racial discrimination” and included forcing poor black residents into ever smaller areas where housing stock already was aging or substandard. Loans backed by the federal government allowed whites to buy homes in the suburbs in the years leading up to 1967. “Few loans were given to blacks to buy or improve houses in Detroit,” Duggan said. “By 1970, half of the population of Detroit was African American – and it still was segregated. This is our history and it’s something we have to overcome.” But some who lived through the riots say any progress will not wipe away their distress in those five days of violence, and in the 50 years that followed. “It’s part of everyone’s story,” Green said. “I look at the people who suffered through the riot as going through a war-like environment. What happens when you go through a war? A lot of people come out with post-traumatic stress disorder. We were traumatized. We never got the help we needed.”
|Former Crew SC Goalie Sues America’s Largest Goalkeeping OutfitterColumbus Wired / 32 d. 18 h. 49 min. ago more|
Columbus Wired: Former Crew SC Goalie Steve Clark has filed a civil lawsuit in Franklin County, Ohio alleging a breach of contract against West Coast Goalkeeping (WCG). WCG identifies themselves as America’s largest goalkeeping outfitter, and sponsors many MLS keepers including Tim Meila, Brian Rowe, and Alec Kann, among others. According to the lawsuit, which was filed […] The post Former Crew SC Goalie Sues America’s Largest Goalkeeping Outfitter appeared first on Columbus Wired - Sports and Entertainment.
|Senate Judiciary Committee plans to question Trump campaign chairmanThe Columbus Post / 37 d. 19 h. 49 min. ago more|
By Chad Day and Eric Tucker Wire Service Correspondents WASHINGTON (AP) – The Senate Judiciary Committee plans to question the former chairman of the Trump campaign and will subpoena him if necessary, the panel’s Republican chairman said Wednesday. Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa said he and the committee’s top Democrat, Dianne Feinstein of California, have agreed to try to bring Paul Manafort before the panel for questioning about the government’s enforcement of a law requiring registration of foreign lobbyists. Feinstein’s office confirmed that they plan to question him. Manafort would unquestionably be asked about his participation in a Trump Tower meeting last summer with President Donald Trump’s eldest son and son-in-law, where the purpose was to hear potentially damaging information about Hillary Clinton from a Russian lawyer. Manafort disclosed the meeting in a package of information he provided to the Senate and House intelligence committees, who have been investigating potential coordination between Russia and the Trump campaign, as is Robert Mueller, the former FBI director appointed by the Justice Department as the special counsel. “Obviously it would be appropriate for anybody to get into anything that went on at that meeting, and he was at that meeting,” Grassley told Iowa reporters. A person close to Manafort said that he hasn’t yet received a letter from the Senate Judiciary committee about a possible interview. The person spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss Manafort’s private interactions with the committee. Donald Trump Jr. disclosed on Twitter a series of emails on Tuesday that revealed his eagerness to hear negative material on Clinton from a Russian lawyer. The exchange showed Trump Jr. conversing with a music publicist who wanted him to meet with a “Russian government attorney” who supposedly had dirt on Clinton as “part of Russia and its government’s support for Mr. Trump.” He was told the Russian government had information that could “incriminate” Clinton and her dealings with Russia. “I love it,” Trump Jr. said in one email response. On Wednesday, the president declared that his son was “open, transparent and innocent. Defending his son’s conduct, Trump again dismissed the ongoing Russia investigation as the “greatest Witch Hunt in political history.” The president’s attorney, Jay Sekulow, said in an interview with NBC’s “Today” that Trump Jr. did not violate any laws by accepting the meeting. He said the president had not been aware of Trump Jr.’s June 2016 meeting and didn’t find out about his son’s email exchange until “very recently.” Sekulow said the president was not being investigated by Mueller. “I would know a little bit about it. I’m one of the lawyers,” Sekulow told ABC’s “Good Morning America.” As the emails reverberated across the political world, Trump Jr. defended his actions in an interview with Fox News, blaming the decision to take the meeting on the “million miles per hour” pace of a presidential campaign and his suspicion that the lawyer might have information about “underreported” scandals involving Clinton. Trump Jr. said the meeting “really went nowhere” and that he never told his father about it because there was “nothing to tell.” “In retrospect I probably would have done things a little differently,” Trump Jr. said. Associated Press writers David Pitt in Des Moines, Iowa, Nekesa Mumbi Moody in New York, Julie Bykowicz, Mary Clare Jalonick, Michael Biesecker, Stephen Braun, Ken Thomas and Matthew Daly in Washington, and Nataliya Vasilyeva in Moscow contributed to this report.
|Beverly released; Funderburk goneColumbus Wired / 52 d. 8 h. ago more|
Columbus Wired: The Ohio State men’s basketball team seems to be still be suffering from the fallout after Thad Matta’s departure. Shortly after Chris Holtmann was named as the new head coach of the men’s basketball team earlier this month, two commits for the class of 2018 decided that OSU may not be the best fit for […] The post Beverly released; Funderburk gone appeared first on Columbus Wired - Sports and Entertainment.
|Cash MannehColumbus Wired / 58 d. 8 h. 54 min. ago more|
Columbus Wired: Having won just one game in their last five, Columbus Crew SC returned home from a long road trip in need of a victory and got just that. After an even first half that left the score level at one, Columbus tore through the Montreal Impact for a 4-1 final. The difference maker in the […] The post Cash Manneh appeared first on Columbus Wired - Sports and Entertainment.
|U.S. student freed by North Korea in a coma dies at age 22The Columbus Post / 63 d. 8 h. 16 min. ago more|
By Dan Sewell Wire Service Correspondent CINCINNATI (AP) — Otto Warmbier, an American college student who was released by North Korea in a coma last week after almost a year and a half in captivity, died Monday, his family said. The 22-year-old “has completed his journey home,” relatives said in a statement. They did not cite a specific cause of death. “Unfortunately, the awful, torturous mistreatment our son received at the hands of the North Koreans ensured that no other outcome was possible beyond the sad one we experienced today,” his parents said. Doctors had described his condition as a state of “unresponsive wakefulness” and said he suffered a “severe neurological injury” of unknown cause. His father, Fred Warmbier, said last week that he believed Otto had been fighting for months to stay alive to return to his family. The family said he looked uncomfortable and anguished after arriving June 13 but his countenance later changed. “He was peace. He was home, and we believe he could sense that,” they said. Warmbier was accused of trying to steal a propaganda banner while visiting with a tour group and was convicted of subversion. He was put before North Korean officials and journalists for a televised “confession.” “I have made the worst mistake of my life!” he exclaimed, choking up as he begged to be allowed to reunite with his parents and two younger siblings. He was sentenced to 15 years in prison with hard labor. The University of Virginia student was held for more than 17 months. His family said it was told he had been a coma since soon after his March 2016 sentencing. Doctors said he suffered extensive loss of brain tissue and “profound weakness and contraction” of his muscles, arms and legs. His eyes opened and blinked but without any sign that he understood verbal commands or his surroundings. Unresponsive wakefulness is a new medical term for persistent vegetative state. Patients in this condition who have survived a coma can open their eyes, but they do not respond to commands. People can live in a state of unresponsive wakefulness for many years with the chances of recovery depending on the extent of the brain injury. North Korea said Warmbier went into a coma after contracting botulism and taking a sleeping pill. Doctors in Cincinnati said they found no active sign of botulism or evidence of beatings. His parents told The Associated Press the day of his release that they wanted “the world to know how we and our son have been brutalized and terrorized by the pariah regime.” Fred Warmbier praised his son’s “performance” and President Donald Trump’s administration. He was critical of the approach to his son’s situation taken by former President Barack Obama’s administration. In a White House statement, Trump said, “A lot of bad things happened, but at least we got him home to be with his parents.” He called North Korea a “brutal regime.” Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said he offered his prayers as Warmbier’s parents “enter a time of grief no parent should ever know,” and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said Warmbier’s death “touches the American heart like no other.” The younger Warmbier grew up in the Cincinnati suburb of Wyoming. He was salutatorian of his 2013 class at a highly rated high school and was on the soccer team. He had had planned to study in China in his third year of college and heard about Chinese travel companies offering trips to North Korea. Young Pioneer Tours described itself as providing “budget tours to destinations your mother would rather you stayed away from.” Its travel options also included Iran, Iraq and former Soviet countries. Warmbier was leaving North Korea on Jan. 2, 2016, when he was detained at the airport. The U.S. Department of State warns against travel to North Korea. While nearly all Americans who have been there have left without incident, visitors can be seized and face lengthy incarceration for what might seem like minor infractions. Jeffrey Fowle, also from Ohio, was detained in 2014 when he intentionally left a Bible in a nightclub. Fowle was freed after six months. He said he was kept isolated most of the time but not physically abused. He and others freed from North Korea have said they were coached and coerced into giving confessions. Three Americans remain held in North Korea. The U.S. government accuses North Korea of using such detainees as political pawns. North Korea accuses Washington and South Korea of sending spies to overthrow its government. At the time of Warmbier’s release, a White House official said Joseph Yun, the U.S. envoy on North Korea, had met with North Korean foreign ministry representatives in Norway the previous month. Such direct consultations between the two governments are rare because they do not have formal diplomatic relations. Yun learned about Warmbier’s condition in a meeting a week before the release from the North Korean ambassador at the U.N. in New York. Yun then was dispatched to North Korea and visited Warmbier June 12 with two doctors and demanded his release on humanitarian grounds. Warmbier’s hometown rallied around his family, wrapping school-color ribbons around trees and utility poles lining Wyoming’s main road. People chanted “Otto Strong!” and “We love you!” after his father’s news conference last week at the high school. Warmbier was “generous, outgoing, sweet, smart as a whip, just an overall good guy,” Danica White, his sophomore English teacher, recalled last week. On Monday evening, she said: “Otto will be dearly missed.” Associated Press writers Andrew Welsh-Huggins in Columbus, Josh Boak in Washington and Carla K. Johnson in Chicago contributed to this report.
|UK Police: 58 Dead and Presumed Dead in London BlazeThe Columbus Post / 65 d. 18 h. 35 min. ago more|
By Gregory Katz Wire Service Correspondent LONDON (AP) — Fifty-eight people who were in Grenfell Tower are still missing and are presumed to be dead, London police announced Saturday, raising the death toll in the horrific inferno that turned the public housing block into a charred hulk. Public anger is mounting as residents and neighbors demand answers for how the blaze early Wednesday spread so quickly and trapped so many of the tower’s 600-odd residents. British media have reported that contractors installed a cheaper, less flame-resistant type of exterior paneling on the 24-story tower in a renovation that was completed just last year. Police Commander Stuart Cundy said the number of 58, which was based on reports from the public, may rise and includes the 30 deaths that have already been confirmed. He says it will take weeks or longer to recover and identify all the dead at the charred building. “Sadly, at this time there are 58 people who we have been told were in the Grenfell Tower on the night that are missing, and therefore sadly, I have to assume that they are dead,” he said. Cundy said there may have been other people in the tower that police are not aware of, which would add to the final death toll. He asked anyone who was in the tower and survived to contact police immediately. Police say the harrowing search for remains had been paused Friday because of safety concerns at the blacked tower but has resumed. Cundy said emergency workers have now reached the top of the tower. Cundy said police will investigate the tower’s refurbishment project, which experts believe may have left the building more vulnerable to a catastrophic blaze. British Prime Minister Theresa May, facing criticism for the government’s handling of the disaster, met Saturday with a small group of fire survivors invited to her official residence at 10 Downing Street. The meeting is unlikely to quell complaints that May has been slow to reach out to victims, despite her announcement of a $6.4 million emergency fund to help the displaced families. The identification of the victims is proving very difficult – which experts attribute to the extreme heat of the fire. British health authorities say that 19 fire survivors are still being treated at London hospitals, and 10 of them remain in critical condition. A solemn Queen Elizabeth II marked a minute of silence for victims of the London high-rise inferno at the start of a procession Saturday to mark her official birthday. She said Britain remains “resolute in the face of adversity” after the horrendous fire and recent extremist attacks in London and Manchester. The 91-year-old monarch said it is “difficult to escape a very somber mood” on what is normally a day of celebration. The queen and her husband, Prince Philip, stood silently on the steps of Buckingham Palace before the start of the Trooping the Color ceremony that each year marks the queen’s official birthday, which is traditionally celebrated in June when the weather is warm. There is simmering anger in the multi-ethnic north Kensington area hit by the blaze, and public fury has been directed at senior government figures, including May, who was jeered Friday after she visited the fire community. Hundreds have been left homeless by the blaze, putting more pressure on officials in a city plagued by a chronic housing shortage. Scuffles broke out near the Kensington and Chelsea town hall offices Friday as demonstrators chanting “We want justice!” surged toward the doors. The government has promised a full public inquiry, but that has done little to a sense of frustration at the lack of information about how the fire moved so quickly to engulf the building. Engineering experts and fire safety specialists believe the building’s exterior cladding may have quickly fueled the blaze, overwhelming fire protection devices. British officials have ordered a review of other buildings that have had similar renovations. The tragedy has provoked a huge response from nearby communities. More than 3 million pounds ($3.8 million) have been raised for the victims. Many of the displaced are living in churches and community centers. There is ample food and water, but very little privacy or proper bedding, and with the tower destroyed, no one knows where they will be relocated or for how long. Two nearby Underground lines were partially shut down Saturday in the fire area to make sure that debris did not land on the tracks. Some Grenfell residents had warned months ago fire safety issues at the tower meant that it was at risk of a “catastrophic” event. They say their complaints were ignored – and fear it was because the tower was full of poor people in a hugely wealthy neighborhood.
|Buckeye Leafcast w/ Andy Evans and Chris StefanickColumbus Wired / 69 d. 9 h. 31 min. ago more|
Columbus Wired: It’s the Buckeye Leafcast, b-ball style! Normally reserved for football talk, me and the Intergalactic Buckeye Fan, Chris Stefanick, are joined by special guest (and TTUN fan) Brandon Richey! We wax poetic on the firing of Thad Matta, whether it was justified or not and is new coach Chris Holtmann really the man for the […] The post Buckeye Leafcast w/ Andy Evans and Chris Stefanick appeared first on Columbus Wired - Sports and Entertainment.
|Ultimate Sacrifice: Teen Dies Shielding Cousin From GunfireThe Columbus Post / 78 d. 18 h. 51 min. ago more|
Jordan Blackwell By Emily Wagster Pettus Wire Service Correspondent BROOKHAVEN, Miss. (AP) — It was after midnight when a gunman burst into the living room of a southern Mississippi home where young people were playing video games. Caleb Edwards, 15, said the man — whom he knows as Corey Godbolt — demanded to know where his cousin’s parents where. Jordan Blackwell, 18, said they were gone to another town. At that, Godbolt “just started shooting,” Caleb said. As people scrambled to hide inside the Brookhaven home, Blackwell used his own body to shield his cousin Caleb from the gunfire. With his mother standing by his side Monday, Caleb spoke calmly as he recounted to The Associated Press how he felt the force of the impact as Blackwell was shot Sunday. “He loved me enough to take some bullets for me,” Caleb said. Caleb’s 11-year-old brother, Austin Edwards, was also shot to death in that living room early Sunday. They were among the eight people killed in three houses in a rampage that started late Saturday after law enforcement officers were called about a domestic dispute. A deputy sheriff was among those killed. The other seven were all relatives or acquaintances of the accused shooter. Investigators said Willie Corey Godbolt, 35, will be charged with one count of capital murder and seven counts of first degree murder. Mississippi Bureau of Investigation spokesman Warren Strain said the charges could change as the investigation continues. Godbolt was hospitalized for a gunshot wound and was in good condition Monday; it wasn’t clear who shot him. He could make an initial court appearance Tuesday. The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation identified some of those killed as: Barbara Mitchell, 55; Brenda May, 53; Tocarra May, 35; Ferral Burage, 45; and Shelia Burage, 46; and deputy William Durr, 36. The parents of Austin Edwards and Jordan Blackwell identified their sons as the other victims. Brookhaven is a south Mississippi city surrounded by pine trees and rolling green pastures. The outbreak of violence has shaken the county of 34,500 residents. More than a dozen people stood in the driveway of Edwards’ and Blackwell’s grandparents Monday afternoon and joined hands for prayer. “We need you, oh God, to be with this family in their grief,” said Richard Thomas, pastor of New Home Church of Christ Holiness. Jordan Blackwell played linebacker for the Brookhaven High football team. As he prepared for his senior year, two universities and a nearby community college had already expressed interest in him, said his mother, Tiffany Blackwell. She and her husband, Shon, described their son as cheerful and unselfish. She said Jordan dreamed of getting a Camaro for high school graduation. Tears rolled down one cheek Monday as Tiffany Blackwell described coming home and finding her slain son. “When I walked in the house and saw my child lying there, I just thought he was sleeping,” she said. “I told him to wake up. I told him to get up, but he wouldn’t move.” Caleb described his younger brother, Austin, as “a happy kid” who liked to play and cook. Caleb said after his brother was shot, “I thought I was going to die.” Godbolt showed up at Vincent Mitchell’s Bogue Chitto home before midnight Saturday to demand that his estranged wife give up their two children. She and the children had been staying with them for about three weeks, Mitchell told AP. “He’d come to get his kids. The deputy was called,” and asked him to leave, and it seemed like Godbolt would comply at first, Mitchell said. “He acted like, motioned like, he was fixing to go. Then he reached in his back pocket and grabbed a gun,” Mitchell said. “He just started shooting everything.” Mitchell said he escaped along with Godbolt’s wife, but Mitchell’s wife, her sister and one of the wife’s daughters were killed. Authorities said Godbolt fled and killed four more people at two other homes. At least seven hours elapsed between the first shootings and Godbolt’s arrest near the final crime scene, in a subdivision of ranch houses. The deputy, William Durr, had worked in Christian ministry before going into law enforcement, and liked doing puppet shows to deliver uplifting messages to children. Durr was married and had an 11-year-old son. His mother spoke briefly with the AP on Monday, saying that the family is still in distress. “He was a good Christian man,” Debbie Durr said at her rural home near Brookhaven. “He was a youth minister and a pastor before going into law enforcement.” Godbolt told The Clarion-Ledger (http://on.thec-l.com/2rbQIq5 ) that he hadn’t planned to be captured alive. “My intentions was to have God kill me. I ran out of bullets,” he said. “Suicide by cop was my intention.”
|House committee issues subpoenas; Comey OKd to testifyThe Columbus Post / 78 d. 19 h. 11 min. ago more|
Former FBI Director James Comey By Deb Riechmann and Jake Pearson Wire Service Correspondents WASHINGTON (AP) — The House intelligence committee said Wednesday it is issuing subpoenas for President Donald Trumps former national security adviser and his personal lawyer, as well as their businesses, as part of its investigation into Russian activities during last years election. In addition to those four subpoenas, the committee has issued three others to the National Security Agency, the FBI and the CIA for information about requests that government officials made to unmask the identities of U.S. individuals named in classified intelligence reports, according to a congressional aide. The subpoenas were announced as the special counsel overseeing the governments investigation into possible Trump campaign ties to Russia has approved former FBI Director James Comey to testify before the Senate intelligence committee, according to a Comey associate. At a Wednesday briefing, press secretary Sean Spicer said inquiries about the Russia investigation must be directed to Trumps longtime personal attorney, Marc Kasowitz. It marked the first time the White House had officially acknowledged that outside counsel had been retained. Calls and emails to Kasowitzs New York firm were not immediately returned Wednesday. The Comey associate, who wasnt authorized to discuss details of the testimony and spoke on condition of anonymity, declined to discuss the content of Comeys planned testimony. The associate did say that Robert Mueller, whom the Justice Department appointed earlier this month to lead the governments inquiry, is allowing Comey to make certain statements. Lawmakers are likely to ask Comey about his interactions with Trump as the bureau pursued its investigation into his campaigns contacts. Associates have said Comey wrote memos describing certain interactions with Trump that gave him pause in the months after the election, including details of a dinner in which he claimed the president asked him to pledge his loyalty, and a request to shut down the investigation of Flynn. A spokesman for Mueller, a former FBI director, declined to comment. Muellers separate probe could conceivably look at the circumstances surrounding Comeys firing. Congress is currently out of session. It resumes next Tuesday. No date for Comeys testimony has been set. The Associated Press reported earlier this month that Comey planned to testify before the Senate committee after Memorial Day, but the approval from Mueller to do so could indicate that date is fast approaching. A spokeswoman for the committees chairman, Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., said the committee welcomes Comeys testimony, but declined to comment further. The House panel pursuing its own investigation of the Trump campaign and possible Russia ties has also sought information from Comey, asking the FBI to turn over documents related to his interactions with both the White House and the Justice Department. Subpoenas were approved Wednesday for ousted national security adviser Michael Flynn and his company, Flynn Intel Group, and Trumps attorney, Michael Cohen, and his firm, Michael D. Cohen & Associates. Cohen, who had refused an earlier request for information, saying it was not capable of being answered, told the AP on Tuesday that he would comply with subpoenas, should they be issued. He said he has nothing to hide. The subpoenas sent to government agencies were related to Trumps complaints that Obama administration officials had asked, for political reasons, to be told the names of Trump associates documented in intelligence reports. Officials only unmask the identities of Americans for certain reasons for example, if the name of a person is needed to understand the intelligence being provided. Another senior committee aide said any subpoenas related to the unmasking issue would have been sent by committee Chairman Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., who recused himself from the Russia investigation after being criticized for being too close to the White House. The committee aide, who wasnt authorized to discuss the issue and spoke only on condition of anonymity, said the action would have been taken without agreement from the Democratic minority on the committee. Trump has repeatedly dismissed allegations that his campaign collaborated with Russia ahead of the presidential election. Early Wednesday morning, the president tweeted Witch Hunt! in reference to testimony by Comey and former CIA director John Brennan before Congress on the topic. __ Pearson reported from New York. Associated Press writer Julie Bykowicz in Washington contributed to this report.