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Amateur Radio Being Showcased at 2019 EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin

ARRL News - Mon, 07/22/2019 - 11:49

ARRL member-volunteers will be part of the excitement as the 2019 International Experimental Aircraft Association annual AirVenture show gets under way this week in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The show runs from July 22 until July 29. This year marks the 50th anniversary of EAA AirVenture, which drew more than 600,000 visitors and 10,000 aircraft last year. The ARRL exhibit highlights radio communicati...

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Police looking for 16-year-old girl last seen in east Columbus

Channel 10 news - Mon, 07/22/2019 - 11:40

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Columbus police are looking for a missing 16-year-old girl.

Police said Aariyanna Slade is developmentally delayed and was last seen on Sunday in east Columbus near Tennyson Avenue and Refugee Road.

She is 5-feet 9-inches tall and weighs 150 pounds. She has black hair and brown eyes.

She was last seen wearing a long, black-sleeve pajama shirt with a cheetah print bow on the front and pink Minnie Mouse pajama pants. She was not wearing shoes.

Police described her as an endangered runaway.

If anyone has any information, they are asked to call police at 614-645-4545.

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Remembering Chris Bradley: Family shares update 7 months after his death

Channel 10 news - Mon, 07/22/2019 - 11:22

It's been just over seven months since our colleague and friend Chris Bradley passed away after a long battle with cancer.

Many in the central Ohio community have reached out to 10TV to see how Chris' family is doing. His husband Jason tells us it's been a long, hard few months but they're doing OK. He says Chris has a lot to do with that.

"We were really blessed when Chris left that he had a long time to say goodbye and to say everything that needed to be said... and in that, I think our recovery and our healing was made that so much easier," Jason explained.

Today at 5 p.m. on 10TV News: Glenn McEntyre looks at what's ahead for Chris' family and his legacy.

Categories: Ohio News

Amazon building 2 distribution centers in Ohio

Channel 10 news - Mon, 07/22/2019 - 09:14

ROSSFORD, Ohio (AP) — Amazon says it will open two new distribution centers in Ohio.

The company announced Monday that the two sites in Akron and near Toledo will bring a combined 2,500 full-time jobs.

The new facility in Akron will be built on the site of a former shopping mall. The one in Rossford near Toledo is going up at the intersection of Interstate 75 and the Ohio Turnpike.

Each of the two distribution centers will cover more than 700,000-square-feet. Both centers will employ workers to pack and ship small items.

Amazon has five other distribution centers in the state. They employ a total of roughly 8,500 workers.

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Watch Tom Hanks as Mister Rogers in ‘A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood’ trailer

Channel 10 news - Mon, 07/22/2019 - 08:53

Sony Pictures has released the first trailer for "A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood," starring Tom Hanks as Fred Rogers.

The story is inspired by the real-life friendship between Rogers and journalist Tom Junod.

The film will be released on Nov. 22, 2019.

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Equifax to pay up to $700M in data breach settlement

Channel 10 news - Mon, 07/22/2019 - 05:42

WASHINGTON (AP) — Equifax will pay up to $700 million to settle with the Federal Trade Commission and others over a 2017 data breach that exposed Social Security numbers and other private information of nearly 150 million people.

The proposed settlement with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, if approved by the federal district court Northern District of Georgia, will provide up to $425 million in monetary relief to consumers, a $100 million civil money penalty, and other relief. The bureau coordinated its investigation with the Federal Trade Commission and attorneys general from across the U.S.

The announcement Monday confirms a report by The Wall Street Journal that the credit reporting agency had reached a deal with the U.S.

Equifax also has agreed to terms that will help consumers who are facing identity theft issues, including:

  • Making it easier for consumers to freeze and thaw their credit.
  • Making it easier for consumers to dispute inaccurate information on credit reports.
  • Requiring Equifax to maintain sufficient staff dedicated to assisting consumers who may be victims of identity theft.

Additionally, Equifax has agreed to strengthen its security practices in hopes of better protecting consumers’ information going forward by:

  • Reorganizing its data security team.
  • Minimizing its collection of sensitive data and the use of consumers’ Social Security numbers.
  • Performing regular security monitoring, logging and testing.
  • Employing improved access control and account management tools.
  • Reorganizing and segmenting its network.
  • Reorganizing its patch management team and employing new policies regarding the identification and deployment of critical security updates and patches.

Ohio State Auditor Dave Yost released this statement:

“Today’s constant threat of cybercrime leaves no room for stewards of the public’s data to ignore security flaws,” Yost said. “Equifax knew about its vulnerability for months ahead of the breach but did nothing to plug the gap in its defenses. A swift response could have prevented this whole ordeal.”

Consumers eligible for restitution can call 1-833-759-2982 or go online here to complete registration.

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GOP group removes post calling congresswomen "Jihad Squad"

Channel 10 news - Mon, 07/22/2019 - 05:17

CHICAGO (AP) — An Illinois Republican group has apologized and removed from its Facebook page a post that showed images of four Democratic congresswomen who have been criticized by President Donald Trump and referred to them as the "Jihad Squad."

The post appeared Friday night on the Republican County Chairman's Association page. The Chicago Tribune reported that it showed images of Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley and Rashida Tlaib on a poster. It said: "Political jihad is their game," and "If you don't agree with their socialist ideology, you're racist."

The four congresswomen sometimes refer to themselves as the "squad."

Mark Shaw, president of the GOP group, condemned what he called an "unauthorized" post and apologized to anyone who was offended. Trump harshly criticized progressive members of Congress without identifying them by name, tweeting that they should go back to where they came from. All four are U.S. citizens and only Omar was born in a foreign country.

Categories: Ohio News

US mayors pick Columbus as site for 2022 annual meeting

Channel 10 news - Mon, 07/22/2019 - 05:15

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's capital city will be hosting a major gathering of U.S. mayors for the first time.

The U.S. Conference of Mayors says it has selected Columbus as the location of its annual meeting in 2022.

Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther, a Democrat who was elected to the conference's advisory board this month, says he is thrilled.

The mayors' conference is a non-partisan organization representing U.S. cities with populations exceeding 30,000. The annual meeting is expected to draw about 1,000 people over four days.

Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley said in a release that the event will allow mayors and business leaders from across the country to witness the accomplishments of Ohio's cities.

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Ohio extends program helping drivers get licenses reinstated

Channel 10 news - Mon, 07/22/2019 - 04:52

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A program that has helped more than 6,500 Ohio drivers get their licenses reinstated after suspensions is being extended until the end of the year.

Drivers can apply to have certain license reinstatement fees waived or reduced under the Reinstatement Fee Amnesty Initiative.

Cleveland.com reports two state representatives, Republican Dave Greenspan of Westlake and Democrat Juanita Brent of Cleveland, are proposing the program be made permanent.

Over 79,000 people have applied for amnesty in the program's first six months. Officials waived or reduced fees for roughly 71,000 people, eliminating nearly $60 million in fees.

Eligible drivers must have completed any other court-ordered sanctions, and at least 18 months must have passed since any court-ordered suspension ended. Drivers' fees aren't eligible if their offenses involved drugs, alcohol or a deadly weapon.

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Ohio extends program helping drivers get licenses reinstated

Channel 10 news - Mon, 07/22/2019 - 04:52

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A program that has helped more than 6,500 Ohio drivers get their licenses reinstated after suspensions is being extended until the end of the year.

Drivers can apply to have certain license reinstatement fees waived or reduced under the Reinstatement Fee Amnesty Initiative.

Cleveland.com reports two state representatives, Republican Dave Greenspan of Westlake and Democrat Juanita Brent of Cleveland, are proposing the program be made permanent.

Over 79,000 people have applied for amnesty in the program's first six months. Officials waived or reduced fees for roughly 71,000 people, eliminating nearly $60 million in fees.

Eligible drivers must have completed any other court-ordered sanctions, and at least 18 months must have passed since any court-ordered suspension ended. Drivers' fees aren't eligible if their offenses involved drugs, alcohol or a deadly weapon.

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Outsourced Parenting: Local families turn to hired services for family tasks

Channel 10 news - Mon, 07/22/2019 - 04:52

DUBLIN, Ohio (10TV) -- A new trend has more moms and dads paying for tasks that most parents would traditionally do themselves.

"Parents today can't get it all done. They hire me and other service providers like me to get it done. Bringing the kids to the doctor, doing laundry, to meal prepping, to doing the basic grocery shopping and making the beds in the morning - I get paid to help keep the household running," said Juggle Service Provider Hannah Ritter. She began working in homes around central Ohio several years ago and said she has seen the popularity grow.

Tasks like potty training, transporting children to practices and sleep training are being hired out. Juggle App co-founder Amber Nolan said proof is in the numbers. Juggle requests have grown more than 70% in overall jobs since last summer and a lot of that reason is attributed to the additional tasks, she said.

Working Dublin mom Beth Wanless said she relies on outsourced parenting hacks like Instacart grocery delivery, DoorDash food delivery and most recently a person she's hired to get her children ready in the morning so she can focus on getting herself dressed and out the door on time.

"I'm a better person for myself and my kids when I work full time, but I need help to get everything done at home," said Wanless.

Several central Ohio businesses offer regular family laundry services, with pricing ranging from about $15 per hour to $1.50 per pound. Ritter said her regular charge for preparing weeknight family dinners begins at $12 per hour.

Some critics ask where the line stands between hiring and handling tasks traditionally done by parents. University of Virginia sociology professor Allison Pugh has said the issue comes down to time and people wanting to maintain some standards of parenting, what they think is adequate care and at the same time, not able to do it themselves and farm it out. She pointed to the longer hours most people spend on their jobs and the large-scale entry of women in the workforce, as well as the demise of folk wisdom, such as tips from one's own parents or grandparents, as some of the key factors fueling this monetization of parental responsibilities.

Ohio State professor of psychology Sarah Schoppe-Sullivan said there are several points to be considered with the movement:

  • Parents with the means to do so have long been outsourcing domestic tasks and parenting. If this practice is now filtering down to the "middle class" it is probably both a reflection of (and stands to further increase) growing inequality between those families who have a lot of economic and social resources and those who do not.
  • We know that household labor and parenting are still quite gendered, with women doing more than men. For women who are able to do so, outsourcing some of this work may bring relief from feeling overburdened. Two caveats, however: (1) this domestic and parenting work is by-in-large outsourced to other women with fewer resources. So, this outsourcing does not reduce gender inequalities in domestic labor overall. (2) if women still have to plan, organize, schedule, etc. these domestic workers, then that's just exchanging one kind of labor for a different kind of labor (cognitive labor).
  • It's not bad for children to develop relationships with other adults who teach them different skills. In fact, this already happens for a lot of children in child care settings. As long as parents and children have plenty of quality time together to establish strong relationships, I don't see a concern. On the other hand, though, sometimes teaching children things like folding laundry, cooking, or doing dishes can be great opportunities to build and sustain those relationships and to show how all members contribute to the family/making the household run. These may also be skills that we want children to have, and if they are completely outsourced, children may not learn how to do essential tasks.


"I think there's no wrong way to go, no right way to go. I think whatever works for you and your family is the right thing," said Wanless. "For me it is not possible to do everything and be everywhere. We're always looking for somebody to lighten the load whether its helping us clean or prepare the meals or I would love for someone to come in and do laundry for us because it feels like a never-ending battle."

Categories: Ohio News

Talley Amusement replaces Amusements of America as ride operator at Ohio State Fair

Channel 10 news - Mon, 07/22/2019 - 04:48

Talley Amusement is replacing Amusements of America at this year's Ohio State Fair.

It's the first time the fair has changed the amusement ride provider in 26 years. To view a full release on the change from the fair, click here.

The change came after the July 26, 2017 accident when the Fire Ball ride broke apart with a full load of passengers on board killing 18-year-old Tyler Jarrell and injuring seven others.

Talley Amusements touts itself as operating 50 rides including the KMG Beast. KMG is the same company that designed the Fire Ball ride.

When 10TV contacted the fair about whether that ride will operate this year, a spokesperson said, " No, because it's a KMG ride."

Talley Amusement is a 5th generation amusement family-owned ride operator from Texas. Its website claims to have over 200 years of combined experience at providing rides to fairs across the United States.

"My husband and I kind of look at it as we're coming into the Ohio State Fair with a rain cloud over us right off the bat," Talley Amusement co-owner Mary Talley said. "So knowing this, my husband and I discussed it and we said 'how can we change what people think about what we do?'"

A search of amusement ride databases shows the company has a relatively safe track record.

According to Amusement Safety, it found just five neck related injuries from 2004-2012.

The company has a team of 150 workers that delivers, installs and operates each ride.

"All of our staff, when they set up, they are in uniform when they set up," Talley said. "They have safety first shirts on, they wear hard hats."

As an extra layer of surety, the vendor hired their own ride inspector to double check the infrastructure of every ride before the state comes in.

"We do everything that's visual that we can see with our eyes and we can touch everything," contracted ride inspector Lewis Merz said. "If we happen to notice anything or something kind of catches our eye, then we will go even more internal. If we have to, we'll have them take the ride apart."

The Texas Department of Insurance recorded just one incident of a slip and fall on one of its rides 2006 but nothing after that.

State officials are expected to inspect the rides on Monday, before the Ohio State Fair opens on Wednesday, July 24th.

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India sends unmanned mission to moon's far side

Channel 10 news - Mon, 07/22/2019 - 04:07

SRIHARIKOTA, India (AP) — India successfully launched an unmanned spacecraft to the far side of the moon on Monday, a week after aborting the mission due to a technical problem.

Scientists at the mission control center burst into applause as the rocket lifted off in clear weather as scheduled at 2:43 p.m. K. Sivan, head of the Indian Space Research Organization, or ISRO, said the rocket successfully injected the spacecraft into orbit.

The spacecraft — named Chandrayaan, the Sanskrit word for "moon craft" — is scheduled to land on the lunar south pole in September and send a rover to explore water deposits that were confirmed by a previous mission that orbited the moon.

India's first moon mission orbited the moon in 2008 and helped confirm the presence of water. The country plans to send its first manned spaceflight by 2022.

The launch a week ago was called off less than an hour before liftoff due to a "technical snag." Media reports said the launch was aborted after ISRO scientists identified a leak while filling helium in the rocket's cryogenic engine. The space agency neither confirmed nor denied the reports, saying instead that the problem had been identified and corrected.

The spacecraft is carrying an orbiter, a lander and a rover that will move around on the lunar surface for 14 earth days. It will take around 47 days to travel before landing on the moon in September.

India put a satellite into orbit around Mars in the nation's first interplanetary mission in 2013 and 2014.

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Remembering Adirondack leader, deal-maker Randy Preston

North Country Public Radio - Sun, 07/21/2019 - 22:00
One of the Adirondack Park’s most influential local government leaders passed away last week. Randy Preston, who was sixty years old, served as Wilmington’s town supervisor and led the Essex County board of supervisors.
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Environmental group asks for "patterned" shipping on the St. Lawrence River

North Country Public Radio - Sun, 07/21/2019 - 22:00
An environmental organization in Clayton is asking to temporarily suspend shipping on the St. Lawrence River.
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"Unlivable and uninhabitable": Historic apartment building Gray Gables condemned

North Country Public Radio - Sun, 07/21/2019 - 22:00
A historic building in the center of Chazy in Clinton County has been condemned. Gray Gables was a landmark in the small town north of Plattsburgh.
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New York's St. Lawrence River named best bass fishery in the nation

North Country Public Radio - Sun, 07/21/2019 - 22:00
ALEXANDRIA BAY, N.Y. (AP) New York's St. Lawrence River has been named the best bass fishery in the nation.
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