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Photographer looking for couple whose proposal he captured on camera

Channel 10 news - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 16:34

A marriage proposal is one of life’s most special moments. One Michigan photographer snapped one by chance at Yosemite National Park.

Now his search is on to find the couple in the photo.

"Honestly, I couldn't believe what was happening," Matthew Dippel said.

Dippel accidentally captured the moment while shooting at the park on October 6.

"I didn't have a lot of time to act and I already had my settings all ready to go and I just pointed my camera at them and snapped away,” he said.

Dippel said he rushed to find the couple, asking several people at the park that day if they knew the man and woman in the photo.

But with no luck, he took his inquiry to the internet.

"I posted it in hopes to find them on everything and now on Twitter, it's gone viral,” he said.

But thousands of likes and retweets later and still no answer.

Dippel said he won’t give up until he finds them.

"I truly hope the photo finds you. I've got a pretty solid photo for you and I'd really like to share it with you cause it's a truly beautiful moment,” he said.

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Elevator manufacturer cited after worker killed in accident at Mount Carmel Grove City

Channel 10 news - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 15:29

A company has been cited and fined in connection to a deadly construction accident at the Mount Carmel Grove City building in April.

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) said ThyssenKrupp Elevator Corporation is facing $142,270 in penalties.

OSHA said a mechanic died when the elevator platform fell into the elevator pit where the mechanic was working.

The agency also cited the company for failing to train employees about specific hazards.

ThyssenKrupp has 15 businesses days to comply, request an informal conference with OSHA or contest the findings before a commission.

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Grove City man dies in Franklin County motorcycle crash

Channel 10 news - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 15:22

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ohio – A man is dead after a motorcycle crash around 12:35 p.m. in Franklin County on Friday.

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office said 41-year-old Nathan Smith of Grove City was riding a motorcycle southbound on Grove City Road north of Thornhill Lane.

Smith drove off the left side of the road and hit two trees according to the sheriff’s office.

Smith was pronounced dead at the scene.

The sheriff’s office continues to investigate the crash.

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Columbus Zoo announces ‘Boo at the Zoo’ celebration details

Channel 10 news - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 14:11

The Columbus Zoo & Aquarium has announced details for its annual Boo at the Zoo celebration.

The event transforms the zoo into a Halloween wonderland during the weekends of October 19-21 and 26-28.

Boo at the Zoo begins at 5 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. The festivities continue until 9 p.m. on Fridays and Saturday and 8 p.m. on Sundays.

Check out a list of attractions for this year below. For more information, click here.

  • Marvel Superhero Meet and Greets with Spider-Man, Captain America, Black Panther and Black Widow around Conservation Lake**
  • Columbus Zoo Character Ambassador “Meet and Treat” and Rolling Celebrations**
  • Casper and Wendy meet and greets in the Asia Quest region**
  • Hanna’s Hay Ride to and from the North America region
  • Pumpkin Smash animal enrichment activities throughout the day
  • Surfin’ Safari “HOWLOWEEN” live show**
  • Zoo Boo Choo-Choo train rides* through Vertebrate Village and pony rides* in the North America region and Candy Corn Carousel rides on the 1914 Mangels/Illions Carousel*
  • The Oak Ridge Halloween Hoedown in Polar Frontier
  • Eeek-O-Friendly Seek-n-Find at My House at Habitat Hollow
  • Sweet Stripe Stable Hay Maze located at the Tiger Shelter
  • Spooky Diver Demonstrations in Discovery Reef in the Shores region
  • Frogwortz Academy Open House and Wizardry Wand-O-Wand classes in the Asia Quest region
  • “Happy Family 4-D” playing daily at the Shores Park 4-D Theater*
  • Pumpkinpalooza located in the Asia Quest region, featuring “Best of Show” performances and storytime with Spookley the Square Pumpkin
  • Candy stops located around the Zoo, including a Teal Pumpkin station in Asia Quest for a candy alternative
  • And take one final journey into the Jurassic Period on the Dinosaur Island boat ride* before it closes for the season!
Categories: Ohio News

Teen who planned mass shooting at Hilliard-Davidson High School released from prison

Channel 10 news - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 13:29

The teen who was sentenced to prison for planning a mass shooting at Hilliard-Davidson High School was released Friday.

According to court records, John Staley III was ordered to live in a halfway house for 3 to 6 months and serve five years of probation.

In January, Staley was convicted of conspiracy to commit murder. He was sentenced to four years in prison in February.

Stanley planned the mass shooting in the fall of 2016.

Authorities said his plans were advanced, including diagrams of the building, online research, and efforts to recruit other students to help carry it out.

They said records from his computer also showed racist, Nazi and neo-Nazi propaganda.

Hilliard Police arrested Staley in October 2016, based on a tip from another student.

He was originally charged in juvenile court, but a judge ordered him prosecuted as an adult.

Staley has appealed the result of the criminal case. The appeals is still going through the court process.

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First & 10: Central Ohio high school football scores | Week 9

Channel 10 news - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 12:37

First & 10 featured games:
Watch complete coverage Fridays at 11:15 p.m. on 10TV.

  • Marion-Franklin (6-2) at Walnut Ridge (7-1)
  • Pickerington Central (7-1) at Reynoldsburg (7-1)
  • Lancaster (5-3) at Pickerington North (5-3)
  • Olentangy Orange (5-3) at Olentangy Liberty (5-3)
  • Thomas Worthington (2-6) at Dublin Scioto (6-2)
  • Gahanna (4-4) at Grove City (0-8)
  • Amanda-Clearcreek (7-1) at Hamilton Township (4-4)
  • Whitehall (7-1) vs. Bishop Ready (3-5) at Fortress Obetz
  • Granville (7-1) at Licking Valley (6-2)
  • Johnstown (7-1) at Licking Heights (6-2)
  • Lakewood (1-7) at Watkins Memorial (3-5)
  • Central Crossing (4-4) at Upper Arlington (4-4)

This week's high school football scores from around central Ohio.
Matchups and scores will appear at the conclusion of each game.

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Cincinnati 2-year-old with cancer who received early Christmas celebration passes away

Channel 10 news - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 12:29

The Ohio 2-year-old who got an early Christmas this year because doctors said he wouldn’t live until December had died.

Brody Allen’s father, Todd, posted the news on Facebook Friday.

"Good morning. It is with the deepest sadness I want tell you that Brody has lost his fight. This morning at 6 am Brody passed quietly, and peacefully in the arms of his mother Shilo. He did not suffer. He was surrounded by his family and I have no doubt many angel's. While our sadness is immeasurable and we will miss his smiling beautiful soul, we are also comforted in knowing that today our son has touched the face of God.

Today heaven welcomed home our little super hero.

Fly high little man.. Until we see you again. We love you."

Last month, hundreds of people lined the streets of Colerain Township to put on a Christmas parade for Brody. Neighbors decorated their homes and Brody rode on a float in the parade.

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Ohio student's class essay about being raped sends man to prison

Channel 10 news - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 12:17

FREMONT, Ohio (AP) — A high school student's writing assignment about overcoming obstacles in her life led to a man pleading guilty to raping her and two sisters years ago, authorities said.

Detectives in Sandusky County began investigating after school officials from Vanguard Tech Center alerted children services and the sheriff's office about the essay.

"She had disclosed that she had been sexually abused as a child," said sheriff Det. Sgt. Kenneth Arp.

A county judge sentenced 43-year-old Anthony Knight to 20 years in prison Tuesday after he pleaded guilty to felony charges of rape. A message seeking comment was left with Knight's attorney.

The three sisters said they initially reluctant to come forward because they had not reported it in the past, but they all discussed being raped and reported different forms of abuse, Arp said. The youngest was 7 when she was first sexually abused, he said.

The siblings' statements to detectives corroborated information authorities had gathered in other interviews, he said.

"This happened years ago," Arp said, adding that the three sisters showed a lot of courage coming forward.

Authorities credited the school with quickly alerting them to the allegations in the essay. The school's superintendent declined to comment because he wanted to protect the student.

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Keith Urban serenades gravely ill fan in hospital before Ohio concert

Channel 10 news - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 11:50

Country music superstar Keith Urban played an intimate concert for an Ohio fan who couldn't make it to his performance Thursday night. He visited Marissa English, who is in hospice care, after a social media push from her nurses to get him to meet her during his stint in the Buckeye state, CBS affiliate WTOL reports.

In front of a sold-out concert Thursday, Urban said he got to meet who he now believes is his "biggest" fan, "a beautiful girl named Marissa."

Urban has fans all over the world, but her mother says you'd be hard-pressed to find someone as dedicated as Marissa.

"She has memorabilia from a couple of the other concerts we've been to," Marissa's mother, Marlise Matthews told WTOL. "She has a T-shirt that we put on a pillow that's beside her all the time. It's actually cute because she'll pick up the pillow and hug it and kiss it (and) ... she'll point at it and say 'Mr. Hottie.'"

Marissa is 25 years old -- a miracle in and of itself. Doctors weren't optimistic when she was born with a myriad of health conditions including an inoperable cyst on her brain, severe scoliosis and cerebral palsy, WTOL reports.

"She stayed in the hospital five and a half months and when we took her home, the doctors said, 'Go home and enjoy her for possibly a year. That might be the longest you have her,'" Marlise said.

The ones who made the meeting happen, the nurses at Mercy Health St. Vincent Hospital, told WTOL Marissa's health is rapidly declining. A social media campaign to bring Keith Urban to meet Marissa in person gained steam in recent weeks.

"We knew how important it was to Marissa to be at that concert tonight and since she wasn't able to we were hoping to try and find some way to have Keith make a connection with her," nurse Jan Cassity said.

Then on Thursday, video from inside the hospital room shows Urban kneeling beside her and singing to her. He took photos hugging her –– and giving her a moment she'll never forget.

"She just has such a fascination with Keith and loves to watch him on TV and listen to his music," said Marissa's in-home nurse Jackie Codding. "I think it would mean the world to her."

Categories: Ohio News

The Latest Episode of ARRL Audio News is Now Available!

ARRL News - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 10:56

Listen to the new episode of ARRL Audio News on your iOS or Android podcast app, or online at http://www.blubrry.com/arrlaudionews/. Audio News is also retransmitted on a number of FM repeaters. Click here and then scroll down to see the list.

 

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'Dig down deep': Ohio State football releases Purdue trailer

Channel 10 news - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 10:45

The Ohio State Buckeyes have released the trailer for their Big Ten matchup against Purdue.

"We have not put together a complete game.We work too hard to come out here and be average."

The Buckeyes and Boilermakers kickoff at 7:30 p.m.

Categories: Ohio News

Former Ohio State running back Bri'onte Dunn found not guilty in rape trial

Channel 10 news - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 10:31

Former Ohio State football player Bri'onte Dunn has been found not guilty on both counts of rape.

The 26-year-old woman said she and Dunn dated briefly in the summer of 2017.

The woman testified that on August 20, 2017, Dunn forced himself on her in her apartment.

He denies that, saying she performed oral sex on him. He says he attempted intercourse but was unable to perform.

Dunn was charged with multiple counts of rape and arrested.

His accuser admitted contacting him multiple times after his arrest, at one point calling him 27 times.

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Mega Millions jackpot hits $1 billion for Friday night's drawing

Channel 10 news - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 10:21

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Mega Millions jackpot has soared to an estimated $1 billion, as the second-largest lottery prize in U.S. lottery history gets even bigger.

Lottery officials increased the grand prize just hours ahead of the Friday night drawing. The prize climbed from $970 million.

Although the jackpot keeps increasing , the odds of winning remain stuck at a miserable one in 302.5 million.

The prize has grown so large because no one has hit the jackpot since July 24, when a group in California won $543 million.

The $1 billion prize refers to the annuity option. Most winners opt for cash, which for Friday night's drawing would be $565 million.

Officials say that if there isn't a winner, the prize for Tuesday night's drawing would be $1.6 billion, tying the largest U.S. lottery prize.

Categories: Ohio News

Ohio National Guard training center renamed for former president

Channel 10 news - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 09:49

RAVENNA, Ohio — A military training center in northeastern Ohio has been renamed for the United States' 20th president.

The Ohio National Guard says its Camp Ravenna Joint Military Training Center in Portage and Trumbull counties was renamed Thursday as Camp James A. Garfield Joint Military Training Center.

The Guard says Garfield was a major-general in Ohio's militia, later known as the Ohio National Guard. The Ohio native became president in 1881 and was assassinated that year

The center used for military units, civilian law enforcement, and first responders is undergoing $37 million in upgrades projected for completion in 2022.

Maj. Gen. John Harris Jr., Ohio's assistant adjutant general for Army at the Ohio National Guard, said in a release that the state-of-the-art facility will allow training in "live, virtual and gaming scenarios."

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Two sobriety checkpoints scheduled tonight in Franklin County

Channel 10 news - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 09:41

FRANKLIN COUNTY - The Franklin County DUI Task Force will hold two sobriety checkpoints this evening to combat impaired driving.

The first checkpoint location will be on Riverside Drive north of Bethel Road and the second location will be on Sawmill Road north of I-270.

Members of the Franklin County DUI Task Force will conduct the sobriety checks between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 12:30 a.m.

The task force says it wants to "impress upon those who will be consuming alcohol to plan for a designated driver or make other arrangements to get where they are going."

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EDITOR’S NOTE: Why are the locations and times of a sobriety checkpoint released?

Guidelines issued by the NHTSA instruct law enforcement to “aggressively” publicize the locations.

The goal, according to the NHTSA, is to not only to deter impaired drivers from getting behind the wheel but also to assure the protection of constitutional rights for both police and the public.

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Cleveland announces gun buyback aimed at getting guns off streets

Channel 10 news - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 09:31

CLEVELAND — Cleveland officials have announced a gun buyback program that will offer citizens a gas or food gift card in exchange for operable handguns or semi-automatic weapons.

Democratic Mayor Frank Jackson and Police Chief Calvin Williams said in a release that the gun buyback will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday at the police department's Third District headquarters. Gift cards valued at $100 will be given for handguns and $200 cards for semi-automatic weapons.

Jackson said the program is an important step to "getting guns off of our streets."

The weapon must be unloaded, in a clear plastic bag, and inside a second container such as a gym bag or backpack. Weapons should be transported in the locked trunks of vehicles.

Police will inspect the weapons to be sure they are operable.

Categories: Ohio News

Teacher found dead, accused of sexually assaulting student

Channel 10 news - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 09:05

DECATUR, Ga. — Police say a middle school English teacher in Georgia has been found dead of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound after being accused of sexually assaulting a sixth-grade boy.

News outlets report a Gwinnett County police release says 28-year-old Zachary Meadors was found dead in a vehicle Wednesday afternoon.

A Dekalb County police warrant says the Freedom Middle School teacher was accused of sexually abusing a 12-year-old male student, and was wanted on charges of child molestation, computer pornography, and child exploitation. He was placed on unpaid leave and scheduled to meet with district officials Monday, but didn't show up.

A missing persons report filed by Meadors' parents says he left several letters at their home that apologized for the "chaos he caused" and directed how to handle his finances.

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The K7RA Solar Update

ARRL News - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 07:42

Solar activity increased last week. Compared to the previous seven days, average daily sunspot number increased from 1.6 to 12.6, while average daily solar flux rose from 68.9 to 71. After six days with sunspots making a re-appearance (October 12-17), there were no sunspots on Thursday, October 18.

Sunspot area was listed at zero on October 15-17, which means that the area was less than 10 milli...

Categories: Amateur Radio News

WRTC 2018 QSL Cards on Order; No Return Cards Wanted

ARRL News - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 07:38

World Radiosport Team Championship 2018 (WRTC 2018) chair Christian Janssen, DL1MGB, says QSL cards for contacts with the competing Y8-prefix stations now are on order at the printer’s.

“It is not always easy to keep up the pace after such a big event like the WRTC 2018,” Janssen said. “But, we are moving forward.” WRTC 2018 will not automatically send QSL cards, but everyone who wants a paper Q...

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