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Nextdoor neighbors offer moments of Zen

Channel 10 news - 2 hours 19 min ago

Many people may be looking to find a moment to pause and reflect on the events of the past couple of weeks. For some folks, that means turning off social media. Completely.

Felicia D. in the King-Lincoln neighborhood of Columbus told us on Nextdoor that she loves buying loose flowers and making her own arrangements using empty liquor bottles and wine glasses.

Courtesy: Felicia D. via Nextdoor

Doug in Valleyview Heights says, “I go to parks and ride my bike. Sometimes I take a break and have a nap. Yesterday, I was at John Bryan State Park, took a break and woke up to a puppy licking my face!”

Whether it’s working your garden, fishing, or sewing, like Erin N. of Stockbridge, mental health experts say taking a moment to rest your body and brain is critical.

Courtesy: Erin N. via Nextdoor

Mary Fristad is a psychologist and professor of psychiatry at the Ohio State University. She says there is a scientific benefit to time spent outdoors and taking in the sun responsibly for physical and mental health.

That’s what Chris of Oriole Heights does. He says he does a lot of fishing and shared a gorgeous photo with 10TV of what looks to be his favorite fishing hole.

Courtesy: Chris R. via Nextdoor
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Trump heads to rural Maine but won’t escape demonstrators

News Channel 4 - 2 hours 24 min ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — Maine’s Democratic governor is urging President Donald Trump to watch his tone during a visit to the state Friday to showcase a company that makes specialized swabs for coronavirus testing.

And the sheriff in the state’s most rural county is urging those expected to protest Trump’s visit — and those who support him — to behave themselves as demonstrations continue around the country over the death of George Floyd in police custody in Minneapolis.

Trump has drawn criticism for urging governors to “dominate” protesters and toss perpetrators of violence in prison and for his administration’s move earlier this week to forcibly clear out peaceful protesters near the White House so the president could walk to a nearby church to pose for photos holding up a Bible.

Gov. Janet Mills this week urged the Republican president to “check the rhetoric at the door and abandon the divisive words” during his visit.

“I hope he will heed this call and appeal to the best in all people and lead us with courage and compassion through this difficult time,” she said Thursday.

During a call earlier this week with governors, Mills told the president she was concerned about “security problems for our state” if Trump visited because of his harsh remarks about handling demonstrators. The president said her remarks only made him more determined to come, adding, “she just doesn’t understand me very well.” Mills has said she will be working during Trump’s visit.

Trump’s first visit to Maine since taking office will take him to Guilford, population 1,500, home to Puritan Medical Products, one of only two major companies producing a special type of swab needed to ramp up coronavirus testing. The other is in Italy.

More than 350 workers in Guilford have been working long hours since the coronavirus pandemic began.

“There is pressure. There’s always not enough. There’s always not enough. You’re always working to provide the extra capacity that’s needed,” co-owner Timothy Templet told The Associated Press. “We’re doing our best to supply the needs. It’s critical that our country is taken care of.”

The Trump administration is providing $75.5 million through the Defense Production Act for Puritan to double production to 40 million swabs a month, and the company plans to open a second production site by July 1.

Trump is also scheduled to meet with members of the commercial fishing industry in Maine earlier in the day. He’s set to fly into Bangor, where a group of demonstrators has pledged to have a presence, in the afternoon.

“It’s not the right time for him to be coming to our state,” said Marie Follayttar, director of Mainers for Accountable Leadership, which is helping organize the demonstration.

Normally, Friday’s events would make for a friendly visit for Trump in a congressional district that awarded him an electoral vote in the 2016 election.

But it comes against the backdrop of demonstrations across Maine and the nation following Floyd’s death after being detained by police. Video showed a white police officer pressing his knee on the neck of Floyd, who was black, while Floyd was handcuffed on the ground and pleading that he couldn’t breathe.

In Maine, the nation’s whitest state, there were four consecutive days of demonstrations. Earlier in the week, more than 1,000 people gathered in Portland, stopping traffic, setting trash cans afire and pelting police with objects. More than 30 people have been arrested.

All four members of Maine’s congressional delegation, including Republican Sen. Susan Collins, have been critical of Trump’s actions this week.

Piscataquis County Sheriff Robert Young said he’s spoken to organizers of a planned demonstration during Trump’s visit and said their “motives and intent are good.”

“They want to speak for social change and are heart-broken by what they see happening to their country,” he said.

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Police investigating assault of man found unconscious in Polaris parking lot

Channel 10 news - 2 hours 29 min ago

COLUMBUS, OHIO - The Columbus Department is investigating after a man was found unconscious in a Polaris hotel parking lot.

Authorities found the man bleeding from the head in the parking lot of Candlewood Suites at 8515 Lyra Drive.

The victim was taken to a local hospital where he is being treated for massive head trauma.

Police believe the man to be in the age range of 25-35.

Anyone with any information on this incident is encouraged to contact the Columbus Police Assault Unit at 614-645-4141 or Crime Stoppers at 614-645-8477.

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Man found unconscious and bleeding from head in north Columbus

News Channel 4 - 2 hours 31 min ago

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) – Police are investigating after a man was found unconscious in a parking lot, Friday.

Columbus Police say an unidentified man was found unconscious and bleeding from his head in the parking lot of Candlewood suites near 8515 Lyra Drive, at 12:27 a.m.

The man was transported to an area hospital where he’s being treated for massive head trauma.

Police ask anyone with information to call 614-645-4141.

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Cedar Point, Kings Island, Kalahari Resorts sue Ohio Department of Health to reopen

News Channel 4 - 2 hours 34 min ago

COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Cedar Point, Kings Island, and Kalahari Resorts have filed a lawsuit against the Ohio Department of Health stating the amusement parks should be allowed to reopen.  

The lawsuit filed Friday by the 1851 Center for Constitutional Law states the Ohio Department of Health Director Dr. Amy Acton’s order signed May 29, singles out amusement and water parks even as nearly all other Ohio businesses are permitted to operate. 

“The Order provides no opening dates for these seasonal businesses that employ thousands and generate the bulk of the economic activity in their respective counties, even though these businesses are safe to operate,” the 1851 Center for Constitutional Law released in a statement.  

The complaint states Acton maintains no power to close otherwise lawful Ohio businesses or create her own sanctions to enforce those closures. 

The lawsuit also claims Acton’s order permits businesses with similar features, such as pools and large crowds, to open, while singling out amusement and water parks for disfavored treatment.  

On Thursday, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced a number of entertainment facilities including zoos and movie theaters can begin reopening next week. 

“The Ohio Constitution’s protections apply to all, including those businesses that the state’s highest public officials view as non-essential. The Governor and his Health Director must end their unnecessary and unconstitutional assault on Ohioans’ businesses and traditions,” explained 1851 Center Executive Director Maurice Thompson. “We and our clients remain committed to ensuring that these arbitrary policies never again recur.” 

The cases are pending in the Erie County Courts of Common Pleas.

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3 steps to successful cloud architecture

Info World - 2 hours 58 min ago

Cloud architecture is popping up again as a hot topic. Cloud architects are hard to find, salaries are going up, and many are seeking cloud architecture training.

Most architects are really just subject matter experts on a single public cloud provider, and don’t understand other providers and how they can work and play well together. This causes some cloud deployment failures as architects become more and more myopic, using the same technology stack no matter if it’s a fit or not.

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I’m finding that a return to traditional architectural processes used 20 years ago may be a better fit for cloud computing in 2020. However, they need to be modernized for the way we build solutions today and the technology we use.

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Categories: Technology

Q&A: Box CEO Aaron Levie looks at the future of remote work

Info World - 2 hours 58 min ago
Once a company focused on cloud-based file-sharing, Box now offers features to support remote productivity and teamwork. CEO Aaron Levie talks about his company's evolution – and how the workplace continues to change. (Insider Story)
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Police investigating after man found dead in Galloway

News Channel 4 - 3 hours 10 min ago

GALLOWAY, OH (WCMH) — Homicide detectives are investigating after a man was found dead in the Galloway area.  

According to the Columbus Division of Police, at about 3:19 p.m., Thursday, officers were called to a home in the 5900 block of O’Reily Drive for a well-being check on Kenneth Ramsey, 58. 

Police say Ramsey’s co-workers had requested the check after he had missed several days of work and they were unable to contact him.  

When officers made entry, they found Ramsey unresponsive and medics pronounced him dead at the scene.  

Police continue to investigate and ask anyone with information on this case to call the CPD Homicide Unit at 614-645-4730 or Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at 614-461-8477.  

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Man killed in Fairfield County crash

News Channel 4 - 3 hours 44 min ago

GREENFIELD TOWNSHIP (WCMH) – Troopers are investigating a fatal car crash that occurred, Thursday.

Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers say a Zane C. Tuttle, 21, was traveling eastbound on Ginger Road when he lost control of the vehicle and drove off the highway at 9:56 p.m.

The car struck a bush, went airbourne and overturned, striking another bush and tree before landing on its top.

According to the state troopers the driver was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected from the car.

Tuttle was transported by medics to Fairfield Medical Center, where he died from injuries.

Troopers say they believe the driver was impaired. The incident is still being investigated.

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Police discover homicide victim while conducting wellness check in west Columbus

Channel 10 news - 3 hours 57 min ago

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Police are investigating a homicide in west Columbus.

At approximately 3:19 p.m. on Thursday, officers went to a home on O'Reily Drive to conduct a well-being check on 58-year-old Kenneth Ramsey. Offices went to the home after Ramsey's coworkers said he had missed several days of work and they could not reach him.

Upon arrival, officers found Ramsey unresponsive inside his home. Columbus Fire medics pronounced him dead at the scene.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call Columbus Police Homicide Unit at (614) 645-4730 or Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at (614) 461-TIPS.

This is the 46th homicide in Columbus in 2020.

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21-year-old killed in single-vehicle crash in Fairfield County

Channel 10 news - 4 hours 1 min ago

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Ohio - A 21-year-old Mount Vernon man died in a crash in Fairfield County.

The Lancaster Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol responded to the crash on Ginder Road near Sheets Road just before 10:00 p.m. Thursday.

Investigators believe Zane Tuttle was headed eastbound on Ginder Road when he lost control of his Jeep Liberty and went off the road. Troopers say Tuttle's Jeep struck a bush, went airborne and overturned before hitting a tree. The impact of the crash ejected Tuttle from the vehicle.

Greenfield Township Medics transported Tuttle to Fairfield Medical Center where he died as a result of injuries he sustained in the crash.

Troopers believe impairment is a factor in the crash.

The crash remains under investigation at this time.

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Black Lives Matter march organizer Jennifer Baxtron, on what she wants to see change in the North Country

North Country Public Radio - Thu, 06/04/2020 - 22:00
Potsdam was the site of one of the North Country’s largest demonstrations protesting the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. On Monday, hundreds of people marched through downtown Potsdam. The organizer is a Jennifer Baxtron, a 46 year old woman who moved to the North Country in 2012 from Syracuse, with her teenage son.
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North Country (back) at work: Plattsburgh's Greek Aleka's Restaurant opens outdoor seating

North Country Public Radio - Thu, 06/04/2020 - 22:00
Outdoor dining was able to re-open in the North Country yesterday, subject to safety rules, like spacing tables six feet apart. But the news only came Wednesday night, and businesses have been scrambling to get set up. Aleka's Restaurant, owned and operated by Peter Kritziotis, opened it's street-side dining on Thursday night. Aleka’s initially closed down in March. They received a PPP grant, which Peter says allowed him to re-hire his staff back - they’ve been open for takeout for the past two months.
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Warren County leaders express support for peaceful march today in Glens Falls

North Country Public Radio - Thu, 06/04/2020 - 22:00
Today a march for Black Lives Matter is planned in Glens Falls—to honor George Floyd, and other African-American people who died at the hands of police or from hate crimes. Warren County released a statement yesterday, in support of a peaceful protest.
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This weekend in the Adirondacks, 6/5/20

North Country Public Radio - Thu, 06/04/2020 - 22:00
Although nights will continue to be chilly, dipping into the 40s Saturday night, it will be generally pleasant, with the notable exception of the possibility of some rain on Saturday, and possibly a thunderstorm Saturday afternoon.
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Columbus restaurant impacted by COVID-19 now dealing with city's curfew

Channel 10 news - Thu, 06/04/2020 - 21:49

Many businesses that spent months closed because of the coronavirus had just re-opened when the protests began, and then curfew was put into place.

Several local restaurants are struggling with the decision to even stay open right now.

Walking down Parsons Avenue, you can smell the barbeque wafting in the air from Pit BBQ and Grill.

“We opened in February right before the pandemic happened. It was bad timing,” Dandre Martin said.

They were forced to close another location, and only do carry out from one shop.

“Not being able to get the full potential at the beginning, it really took a big hit on us,” Martin explained.

Martin says he was cautiously optimistic when Governor Mike DeWine announced restaurants could open, then was protests began followed by the citywide curfew. Two big financial blows to a brand new business.

“It sucks for us to have to close down earlier than what we will have to,” Martin said.

Some businesses like the Happy Greek that just re-opened saw other businesses being vandalized, and with the curfew, they decided just to close up and shut down.

Martin says he will stay open for the hours he can, and hopes to add patio seating to be able to serve more in their limited hours.

“Very frustrated. I understand why it needed to be done. We are just going to take it day by day,” he said.

Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther's office says the curfew has proven to be effective for keeping peaceful protesters safe, so they are keeping it in place for now. It's unclear when it might be lifted.

Categories: Ohio News

'We can't be silent': Why this central Ohio woman is protesting

Channel 10 news - Thu, 06/04/2020 - 21:45

COLUMBUS, Ohio - As nationwide protests continue following George Floyd's death, people from all walks of life are speaking out about systemic racism.

In Columbus, protesters have gathered at the Ohio Statehouse for eight days. They march holding signs chanting "Black Lives Matter." 10TV has interviewed many of these protesters who agree this is bigger than Floyd's death. They are demanding an end to police brutality and racism.

Mimi Dane, 64, is one of the protesters. Dane, a retired attorney and former nonprofit president, arrives first thing in the morning to maintain social distancing. She said as a white woman, she felt she couldn't stay silent.

"We're the problem. We're the way to solve it," Dane said. "We have to work together as a community. We can't be silent. To become silent is to become complicit and we just can't do it."

10TV reached out to Kyle Strickland, the senior legal analyst and special assistant to the director of the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at The Ohio State University. Strickland said systemic racism refers to deep-rooted discrimination that has repeated itself again and again and becomes more and more ingrained in society during a span of generations.

"It permeates within our institutions, it’s within our laws, our policies and our practices that have this grounded foundation of biases, discrimination where you have barriers that place certain races above others," Strickland said. "So when we talk about systemic racism, it’s in our institutions, it’s in our organizations, and it permeates so much so that people see it as normal, and it’s kind of normalized, that’s how, the way things are, when, in fact, these structures have been set up to place certain races above others."

Dane believes it is very important for people in a place of privilege to remain engaged. Not only protesting and speaking out in public but actively working to bring out change.

"It's the children. Their education is dependent upon where their zip code is. Their health care is dependent upon where their zip code is. We can't stand back and let that happen," Dane said. "We just need to be engaged over and over again. Most importantly, we need to vote. We need to vote."

The National Museum of African American History and Culture has dedicated a portion of its website to "Talking about Race." They provide resources and information on how to be "antiracist." The Racial Healing Handbook: Practical Activities to Help You Challenge Privilege, Confront Systemic Racism, and Engage in Collective Healing by Anneliese A. Singh, Ph.D., LPC defines "antiracist" as "people who are actively seeking not only to raise their consciousness about race and racism but also to take action when they see racial power inequities in everyday life."

To educate yourself and connect with resources, click here.

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Central Ohio protests outside of Columbus

News Channel 4 - Thu, 06/04/2020 - 21:12

HILLIARD, Ohio (WCMH) – For eight days in a row, there have been protests in downtown Columbus in response to George Floyd’s death. Protests are happening in some other communities around central Ohio, too. On Thursday night, there were peaceful protests in both Hilliard and Pickerington.  

This video is from earlier when they were at Hilliard Station. Organizers say it’s important protests happen in smaller communities in addition to the downtown Columbus area. @nbc4i pic.twitter.com/9P3f6ID7if

— Eric Halperin (@EricHalperinTV) June 4, 2020

In Hilliard, the protest started at Hilliard Station. Participants then marched and ended up back at Hilliard Station. Broderick and Daniele Johnson brought their three-year-old daughter, Bellamy. They’ve been bringing her to similar protests in Hilliard the past couple nights. 

“To me, it’s about my daughter. She’s really cute right now but at what point does she become a threat to our society? How do we become prepared as parents to teach her?” Daniele Johnson said. “We wanted her to make sure she knows her value, she knows she’s important.”  

A similar protest happened in Pickerington on Thursday night around Hill Road North. Hundreds were on the sidewalk shouting various chants and hearing cars honking in return. 

“One of the most important parts of protesting is to hold your friends and family accountable,” said Ella Roxey, one of the organizers of the protest in Pickerington. “So, us being out here in the city we live in shows it’s not just Columbus. It’s Pickerington too. It’s all over Ohio.”  

Organizers of both protests say they worked with police while setting the demonstrations up. There have also been demonstrations in Gahanna, Upper Arlington, Westerville, Dublin and other central Ohio communities.

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Lawsuits filed on behalf of Cedar Point and Kings Island demand parks be allowed to reopen immediately

Channel 10 news - Thu, 06/04/2020 - 19:58

SANDUSKY, Ohio - Lawsuits filed on behalf of Cedar Point, Kings Island, and Kalahari Resorts demand theme parks be allowed to reopen immediately.

The lawsuits were filed by the 1851 Center for Constitutional Law against Ohio Department of Health Director Dr. Amy Acton in Warren County and Erie County Common Pleas Courts on Thursday.

Cedar Fair, the parks' parent company, said in a statement that it expects to have the same opportunities granted to other businesses.

The amusement park company says it is an expert at managing risks and following protocols.

The company has already established protocols in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

On Thursday, Gov. Mike DeWine announced that various entertainment venues could reopen on June 10. Amusement parks and water parks were not on that list.

A similar lawsuit was filed by gyms in May and a judge ordered the immediate reopening of gyms in Ohio.

The Ohio House Agriculture and Rural Development Committee added an amendment to House Bill 665 Thursday which would allow amusement parks and water parks to reopen. The parks would need to have guidance and standards set by the state Director of Agriculture with consultation from the Director of Health. The bill still has to be considered by the House and the Senate, and if approved, signed by Gov. DeWine.

The 1851 Center for Constitutional Law said Cedar Fair would join one of the lawsuits on Friday.


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