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"Unlivable and uninhabitable": Historic apartment building Gray Gables condemned

North Country Public Radio - Sat, 07/20/2019 - 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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Locals beat lily leaf beetle

North Country Public Radio - Sat, 07/20/2019 - 22:00
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Columbus works to beat the heat

Channel 10 news - Sat, 07/20/2019 - 21:38

As the summer heats up, central Ohioians worked to stay cool in temperatures that continue to climb.

Fans tailgating for the Columbus Crew SC game stayed cool in a unique way.

“With 110-degree heat index its difficult but we assume the only answer is a massive ton of water,” fan Morgan Hughes said.

“We proved with ‘Save the Crew’ that we would stop at nothing to not just save our team but enjoy our team and here we are.”

Fans at Saturday’s game held a water gun fight to beat the heat before the game. The water fight was an idea that started on social media and fans say took off shortly after.

But the heat is causing issues across the city and first responders are issuing warnings.

“Even if you stay hydrated the heat is just that bad besides water you also need to replace the electrolytes,” Captain James Beckett with Grandview Fire Department said.

Categories: Ohio News

Crew snaps 10-game winless streak, beats Impact 2-1

Channel 10 news - Sat, 07/20/2019 - 19:55

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — David Accam broke a tie in the 46th minute and the Columbus Crew SC beat the 10-man Montreal Impact 2-1 on Saturday night to snap a 10-game winless streak.

Accam curled it past goalkeeper Evan Bush to give the Crew (6-14-3) the lead. The goal was initially disallowed after Accam was called offside on Pedro Santos' pass, but referee Robert Sibiga quickly overturned it, giving the Crew the goal after video review.

The Impact (9-11-3) went down a man in the 55th minute when Bacary Sagna fouled Accam from behind.

Columbus opened the scoring in the sixth minute. Josh Williams beat the goalkeeper to Wil Trapp's free kick and looped in a header from the top of the 6-yard box. Zakaria Diallo tied it at with a header in the second minute of first-half stoppage time.

It was the Crew's first victory since May 8.

Categories: Ohio News

Some salads and sandwiches sold at Target, The Fresh Market recalled over listeria concern

Channel 10 news - Sat, 07/20/2019 - 19:34

Some salads and sandwiches sold at Target and The Fresh Market are being recalled due to a possible contamination with Listeria.

The Food and Drug Administration says there are two brands they are focusing on — both made by Elevation Foods — Archer Farms and Freskët.

Officials at Elevation Foods said they found the problem after testing some egg salad. Now, they're trying to figure out where it came from.

Here’s the list of what's been recalled:

  • Archer Farms-brand Egg Salad packaged in a 12-ounce clear, square plastic container, Lot Number W1906042A, Use By 12AUG2019 (printed on the side of each container) UPC 085239018682, distributed nationwide
  • Freskët-brand Egg Salad packaged in a 32-ounce clear, square plastic container, Lot Number W1906042, Use By 12AUG2019A (printed on the side of each container
  • Freskët-brand Tuna Salad packaged in a 5-pound white, round plastic container, Lot Number W1906054, Use By 02AUG2019A (printed on the side of each container
  • Freskët-brand Thai Lobster Salad packaged in a 5-pound white, round plastic container, Lot Number W1906041, Use By 02AUG2019A (printed on the side of each container)
  • Archer Farms Deviled Egg Sandwich Half Sandwich with Bacon, UPC 220505000002, distributed nationwide
  • Archer Farms Deviled Egg Sandwich on Multigrain, UPC 498780203566, distributed nationwide


The FDA says the products were produced on June 18. No one has gotten sick yet but Listeria bacteria can be serious and even deadly for some people, including kids.

If you have any of the recalled food you can bring it back to where you bought it for a refund.

Categories: Ohio News

AEP: Nearly 2,000 customers without power in Grandview Heights, north Columbus

Channel 10 news - Sat, 07/20/2019 - 18:47

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Nearly 2,000 customers are without power in parts of Columbus, according to AEP.

The outage comes amid high temperatures in the area this weekend.

AEP Ohio says crews are on their way to determine the cause. The estimated restoration time so far is 1 a.m.

You can get updates from AEP Ohio’s outage map here.

Categories: Ohio News

2 taken to hospital following motorcycle crash in Whitehall

Channel 10 news - Sat, 07/20/2019 - 17:50

WHITEHALL, Ohio — A motorcyclist and another person were taken to Grant Medical Center following a crash in Whitehall Saturday evening.

The call came in at 7:11 p.m. at East Main Street and South Hamilton Road.

Dispatchers said the motorcyclist lost his leg from the knee down following the crash. The condition of the other victim is unknown.

Whitehall police say the intersection of East Main Street and South Hamilton Road is closed while responders work to clear the scene.

Categories: Ohio News

Man dies in crash involving semi in Union County

Channel 10 news - Sat, 07/20/2019 - 15:56

UNION COUNTY, Ohio — The Union County Sheriff's Office says a person has died following a 2-vehicle crash involving a semi early Saturday morning.

The sheriff's office says they received a call about a crash just before 6 a.m. on U.S. 42 in Jerome Township.

According to a preliminary investigation, a Honda Pilot was traveling northbound on U.S. 42 and went left of center where it then collided with a semi traveling northbound.

The sheriff's office says the driver of the Honda Pilot, 53-year-old Tony Autrey of Ostrander, was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The crash remains under investigation. Authorities say alcohol is not suspected as a factor.

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Trump reverses course, disavows criticism of crowd's "send her back" chants

Channel 10 news - Sat, 07/20/2019 - 12:23

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has reversed his previous criticisms of a North Carolina campaign crowd that chanted "send her back" about a Somali-born congresswoman.

Trump on Friday defended the rally-goers as "patriots" while again questioning the loyalty of four Democratic lawmakers of color.

When reporters at the White House asked if he was unhappy with the Wednesday night crowd, Trump responded: "Those are incredible people. They are incredible patriots. But I'm unhappy when a congresswoman goes and says, 'I'm going to be the president's nightmare.'"

It was another dizzying twist in a saga sparked by the president's racist tweets about Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, who moved from Somalia as a child, and her colleagues Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts.

The moment took an ugly turn at the rally when the crowd's "send her back" shouts resounded for 13 seconds. Trump paused in his speech and surveyed the scene, though the next day he claimed he did not approve of the chant and tried to stop it.

But on Friday, he made clear he was not disavowing the chant and again laced into Omar, the target of the chant.

"You can't talk that way about our country. Not when I'm president," Trump said. "These women have said horrible things about our country and the people of our country."

He also tweeted that it was "amazing how the Fake News Media became 'crazed' over the chant 'send her back' by a packed Arena (a record) crowd in the Great State of North Carolina, but is totally calm & accepting of the most vile and disgusting statements made by the three Radical Left Congresswomen."

Omar was defiant after the rally, telling reporters at the Capitol that she believes the president is a "fascist" and casting the confrontation as a fight over "what this country truly should be."

"We are going to continue to be a nightmare to this president because his policies are a nightmare to us. We are not deterred. We are not frightened," she told a cheering crowd that greeted her like a local hero at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport as she returned from Washington.

The back-and-forth captured the potential impacts of Trump's willingness to inject racist rhetoric into his reelection fight. Trump's allies distanced themselves from the chant, fretting over the voters it might turn off in next year's election and beyond. Democrats, meanwhile, pointed to the episode as a rallying cry to energize and mobilize their supporters to vote Trump out of office.

Trump's double flip-flop was reminiscent of his response to the violent clash between white supremacists and anti-racist demonstrators in Charlottesville, Virginia, in August 2017.

Then, he initially blamed violence on "both sides" of the altercation. After a wave of bipartisan condemnation and scathing cable news coverage, he issued a cleanup statement at the White House days later. Yet, after watching the response to his reversal, he doubled back to his original position during a wild Trump Tower news conference.

Trump started the tumult this past week by tweeting Sunday that Omar and three other freshmen congresswomen could "go back" to their native countries if they were unhappy here.

The chants at the Trump rally brought criticism from GOP lawmakers as well as from Democrats, though the Republicans did not fault Trump himself.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California declared that the chant has "no place in our party and no place in this country."

GOP Rep. Adam Kinzinger of Illinois tweeted that it was "ugly, wrong, & would send chills down the spines of our Founding Fathers. This ugliness must end, or we risk our great union."

Citing Trump's rhetoric, House Democrats said they were discussing arranging security for Omar and the three other congresswomen.

Even by Trump's standards, the campaign rally offered an extraordinary tableau for American politics: a president drinking in a crowd's cries to expel a congresswoman from the country who's his critic and a woman of color.

It was also the latest demonstration of how Trump's verbal cannonades are capable of dominating the news. Democrats had hoped the spotlight Thursday would be on House passage of legislation to boost the minimum wage for the first time in a decade.

Categories: Ohio News

1 dead after 2-vehicle crash in Pickaway County

Channel 10 news - Sat, 07/20/2019 - 12:04

PICKAWAY COUNTY, Ohio — The Pickaway County Sheriff's Office is investigating a fatal crash that happened Friday.

It happened just after 3 p.m. at the intersection of State Route 762 and Ashville Pike in Harrison Township.

Investigators said a Buick was going westbound on Duvall Road crossing SR-762 and the vehicle failed to yield at a stop sign, continuing into an intersection.

That vehicle ended up colliding with a Jeep that was going southbound on SR-762.

The driver and passenger were extracted from the Buick where he driver was flown to Mount Carmel East and the passenger was taken to Grant Medical Center. The passenger of the Buick was pronounced dead at the hospital and the driver remains in critical condition, the sheriff's office said.

The driver of the Jeep was not injured in the crash.

The crash remains under investigation.

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Nation celebrates 50th anniversary of 1st lunar footsteps

Channel 10 news - Sat, 07/20/2019 - 10:06

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A moonstruck nation celebrated the 50th anniversary of humanity's first footsteps on another world Saturday, gathering in record heat at races and other festivities to commemorate Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin's "giant leap."

At NASA's Kennedy Space Center, cars were backed up for miles outside the visitor complex at opening time. In Armstrong's hometown of Wapakoneta, Ohio, nearly 2,000 runners competed in "Run to the Moon" races.

"We're celebrating the 50th anniversary of perhaps the most historic event in my lifetime, maybe in anybody's lifetime, the landing on the moon," said 10K runner Robert Rocco, 54, of Centerville, Ohio. "The '60s were very turbulent. But that one bright wonderful moment was the space program."

The Eagle lunar lander, carrying Armstrong and Aldrin, landed on the Sea of Tranquility on July 20, 1969. Armstrong was the first one out, proclaiming for the ages: "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind."

"Few moments in our American story spark more pride than the Apollo 11 mission," President Donald Trump said in a Space Exploration Day message. His statement reiterated the goal of sending astronauts back to the moon within five years and taking "the next giant leap — sending Americans to Mars."

Armstrong died in 2012, leaving Aldrin, 89, and command module pilot Michael Collins, 88, to mark the golden anniversary. Both astronauts and the Armstrong family met with Trump in the Oval Office on Friday, with Collins pushing for a direct mission to Mars and skipping the moon, and Aldrin expressing dismay at the past few decades of human space exploration.

On Saturday, Aldrin and Armstrong's son, Rick, traveled with Vice President Mike Pence to Florida to visit the Apollo 11 launch pad and the building where the astronauts suited up for liftoff on July 16, 1969, now known as the Neil Armstrong Operations and Checkout Building.

In New York City, organizers moved a moon-landing party from Times Square into a hotel because of the heat wave. Youngsters joined former space shuttle astronaut Winston Scott there, as a giant screen showed the Saturn V rocket lifting off with the Apollo 11 crew in 1969.

Countdowns were planned across the country later in the day at the exact moment of the Eagle's landing on the Sea of Tranquility — 4:17 p.m. EDT — and Armstrong's momentous step onto the lunar surface at 10:56 p.m. EDT. The powdered orange drink Tang was back in vogue for the toasts, along with MoonPies, including a 55-pound (25-kilogram), 45,000-calorie MoonPie at Kennedy's One Giant Leap bash.

Halfway around the world in the 100-degree heat (38 degrees Celsius) of Kazakhstan, meanwhile, an American, Italian and Russian boarded a Russian rocket for their own liftoff to the International Space Station. Only one of the three — cosmonaut Alexander Skvortsov — was alive at the time of Apollo 11. The three already living on the space station also were born long after the moon landings.

Categories: Ohio News

Target introduces adaptive Halloween costumes for kids with disabilities

Channel 10 news - Sat, 07/20/2019 - 08:16

Halloween costumes are more inclusive than ever before, thanks in part to Target's latest innovative options. Target's Hyde and Eek! Boutique range has introduced four new Halloween costumes adapted for kids with disabilities.

One of the designs allows kids to transform their wheelchair into a pirate ship, complete with a Jolly Roger flag and with waves for wheels. The other turns it into a luxurious purple princess carriage. Both wheelchair covers use "hook-and-loop closures for a secure fit," and can fit on a variety of chair sizes, according to the Target website.

The actual pirate and princess costumes are sold separately. They are specifically designed for ease of dressing for wheelchair users, with openings in the back and wide pant legs.

"Based on the response to our Cat & Jack adaptive apparel and Pillowfort sensory-friendly home items, we know that design details can have a huge impact," a Target spokesperson told CBS News Thursday. "We're now bringing that spirit of inclusivity to our new Hyde and Eek! Boutique kids' adaptive Halloween costumes, which we hope will bring more ease and joy to our guests' everyday lives."

The designs are part of a larger range designed for kids with disabilities.

There are also new options for children with sensory processing difficulties. The plush shark and unicorn costumes include "flat seams and no tags for an ultra-comfy feel," according to the website. They also feature detachable sections and hidden openings, designed to be less irritating for children with sensory sensitivities.

The costumes are currently available for pre-order on Target's website.

The plush shark and unicorn costumes are designed for kids with sensory sensitivities / TARGET

Categories: Ohio News

Police looking for missing adult who suffers from mental issues in Delaware County

Channel 10 news - Sat, 07/20/2019 - 07:50

DELAWARE COUNTY - The Delaware Police Department is looking for a missing adult who suffers from mental issues and law enforcement is concerned about his safety.

His name is Rodney Keeler and he was last seen on July 12 at 3 a.m. leaving his residence on foot in Delaware County on Willow Brook Way in the City of Delaware and hasn't returned.

Keeler is described as a white male, age 56, 6 foot 4 inches tall, weighing 258 pounds. He was wearing a grey hoodie, jeans, and tennis shoes.

Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts is asked to call 1-866-636-9171 or the Delaware Police Department at 740-203-1111.

Categories: Ohio News

Dog Walkers Weekly "Furr-cast" | July 20, 2019

Channel 10 news - Sat, 07/20/2019 - 07:31

Welcome back, everyone! For you first-time readers, happy to have you here!

This blog is dedicated to those dog lovers across central Ohio. Unless you have a large backyard, many of you probably walk your dog, or dogs, on a daily basis, and maybe even multiple times a day.

The purpose and goal of this blog is to help those dog walkers and their furry friends make the most out of their walks outside while being safe at the same time.

So, let's start things off with a look at what I call the "Comfort Scale."

You will notice on the images below there are certain colors that go with each time period/day of the week for the "Furr-cast." I developed this scale on my own, using several meteorological variables and some pet-friendly considerations.

You will see that the color "green" on the image above suggests that conditions are ideal for walking your pet and that there are no risks to either you or your pet, so walk all you want!

This brings me to the next level on the scale, which is a yellowish-orange color. This shows conditions are fair outside but you should still keep an eye on your pet. This is where the breed of your pet also comes into play. I'm not an expert on dogs but I know a Siberian Husky can withstand colder temperatures than a Chihuahua.

This is up to the owner to decide if the conditions are fair enough that they could take more casual, longer walks outside.

Lastly, we have the last ranking on the scale, which shows outside conditions are poor and pet owners should keep their walks short. Dangerous weather is developing or already present and pet owners should take action to make sure that their pets are properly taken care of. This shouldn't be used to decide whether or not you should go outside; but more so an indicator that you should take shorter, more frequent walks.

Now that we have a look at the method behind the comfort scale, let's take a look at this weekends "Furr-cast."

Saturday Dog Walking Forecast

Heat indices well into the 100's this afternoon, with plenty of sunshine around today. It's one of those days where you will want to spend as little time as possible outside, especially if you're walking your pets on the pavement or other hot surfaces. Ground temperatures on asphalt, concrete or paved surfaces will easily climb over 140 degrees, which can cause skin destruction to your pets' paws within 60 seconds. Save your walks for after sunset, keep your potty breaks short and make sure your pets get plenty of water.

Sunday Dog Walking Forecast

Not much relief in the heat on Sunday, with heat indices still around 100. Scattered showers and storms come to town later Sunday evening, so keep your walks short. Best time for longer walks will be before sunrise and after sunset.

The Week Ahead

Not as hot and muggy on Monday but we'll keep an eye out for some lingering rain, otherwise we'll clear out and cool down considerably into Tuesday. Take advantage of the more refreshing conditions Tuesday and Wednesday. Keep your walks casual through the latter half of next week as temperatures climb back into the mid-upper 80's.

While it's common sense to not leave your pets or children unattended in vehicles, one may be surprised by how fast things can "heat up" inside a car even with the windows cracked. It's extremely important for your pet's health that you avoid leaving them in the car. In as soon as 10 minutes, a car can heat up by nearly 20 degrees. In cases such as this and how temperatures will pan out next week, it's best to leave the pets at home rather than putting their health at risk.

Another pet safety tip is to avoid paved or concrete roads or sidewalks when temperatures are warming up, especially later in the day when the sun has already been up for several hours under mostly sunny skies. These types of surfaces can heat up extremely fast and while the air temperature isn't too hot, the grounds can be much, much warmer. In cases such as this, it's important to keep their paws on grassy, cooler surfaces. An easy test to tell if the grounds are too hot for your pets is to simply place the back of your hand on the ground for seven seconds. If it is too hot for you, then it's likely it will be too hot for your pet's paws and that it could easily damage their skin.

The "Barking Message" for next week:
  • Hot and humid this weekend, keep those pets' cool and hydrated.
  • Extreme heat with heat indices into the 100's. Keep your walks short and sweet.
  • Not a lot of rain in the forecast and a nice cool down early next week, take advantage of the pleasant conditions!

Each Friday, I will be posting a new "Furr-cast" for the weekend and week ahead and I would like to feature some of your pets on my blog. Also, if you have any suggestions or comments on my blog, I'd love to hear input. Feel free to reach out to me on Twitter and Facebook at Ross10TV. Enjoy the weekend and week ahead, furr-parents.

Categories: Ohio News

Drug companies shipped suspicious opioid orders

Channel 10 news - Sat, 07/20/2019 - 05:11

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Companies that make and distribute opioids didn't abide by a requirement that they refuse to ship orders of the powerful prescription painkillers when they deemed them suspicious, helping fuel a national addiction and overdose crisis, two Ohio counties said in a legal filing Friday.

Until now, lawyers representing Cuyahoga and Summit counties, the first local governments in line for a trial in a massive series of lawsuits seeking to hold the drug industry accountable for the crisis, have been focusing largely on allegations that drug companies made false claims about the safety of opioids, encouraging doctors to prescribe the drugs at higher doses and for more patients.

The latest filings, which came as part of a flurry of motions from both sides in the case, shifted the focus to whether companies complied with Drug Enforcement Administration requirements about how the drugs flowed to distributors and pharmacies as the death toll from overdoses of prescription and illicit opioids rose.

One executive at Mallinckrodt emailed a distributor requesting he check the inventory of a drug. "If you are low, order more," Victor Borelli wrote, according to the document. "If you are okay, order a little more."

The filing said that, from 2003 through 2011, the maker of generic drugs shipped 53 million orders of opioid painkillers and flagged 37,817 as "peculiar" — but withheld just 33 of those.

The plaintiffs say DEA policy required that suspicious orders be reported and not shipped unless it was determined they were not likely to be diverted. The interpretation of that policy is in dispute in the case.

In an email, Mallinckrodt spokesman Jeffrey Taufield called the communication "an outrageously callous email from an individual who has not been employed by the company for many years."

"It is antithetical to everything that Mallinckrodt stands for and has done to combat opioid abuse and misuse," he added.

The plaintiffs zeroed in on other companies, including Teva, which they said had never had a written system for monitoring suspicious orders as of at least September 2012 — and had never reported a suspicious order to the DEA by then.

An email seeking comment was sent to a spokeswoman for the company Friday night. An email from the company earlier in the week said that "Teva has not conspired, failed to report suspicious orders or contributed to the abuse of opioids in the U.S. We maintain a comprehensive and robust system to prevent suspicious orders from ever entering the market."

The allegations come days after a key set of data maintained by the federal government was made public in the cases. According to a Washington Post analysis, it shows that 76 billion pain pills were shipped from 2006 through 2012, a span when overdose deaths ballooned. According to federal data, opioids — both prescription drugs such as Vicodin and OxyContin and illicit versions of fentanyl and illegal heroin — were factors in more than 400,000 deaths in the U.S. from 2000 through last year.

More than 2,000 state, local and tribal governments have filed similar claims against the drug industry. Most of them have been consolidated under Cleveland-based U.S. District Judge Dan Polster, who has scheduled the trial for the two Ohio counties' claims to start Oct. 21. The state-court opioid trial of a suit brought by Oklahoma against Johnson & Johnson wrapped up earlier this week, but the judge in it has not yet given a verdict.

Parties in the Ohio case asked the judge to rule on various claims without having to go to trial.

Most of the filings Friday came from defendants seeking to have pieces of the plaintiffs' claims rejected. Drug distributors say there's no evidence they conspired to weaken regulations or increase federal limits on how many opioids could be made.

Drugmakers and distributors said there's no evidence that they illegally pushed unnecessary prescriptions that led to a drug crisis.

Makers of generic opioids, for instance, argued they can't be sued for making negligent marketing claims because they do not make claims about the safety or efficacy of drugs. And drugmakers moved to exclude testimony that asserts prescription painkillers were a gateway to street drugs such as heroin and fentanyl, calling the idea "too speculative and unreliable as a matter of science, and too remote as a matter of law."

Defendants asked that jurors not hear any expert testimony on how much it would cost to abate the opioid crisis. According to the filings, one Johns Hopkins University study pegged the cost at as much as $453 billion over 10 years with the biggest portion going to addiction treatment.

The companies also said that claims about anything before October 2012 should be dismissed because of statute of limitation laws.

Still other filings were from companies such as Walmart arguing to be dropped as defendants entirely and asking the court to exclude testimony from people that parties want to use as expert witnesses and from pharmacies and small distribution companies that argue that conspiracy claims against them cannot be proven.

Categories: Ohio News

Moon walks and man shoes

North Country Public Radio - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 22:00
Everyone old enough to remember where they were when the first humans landed on the moon does remember. I was 15 that summer and on a grand tour of the national parks out West with my family. Our campsite was in walking distance of the Custer Park State Game Lodge and I suspected they would have a TV. They graciously let me in, even though I was the only person present not in formal evening attire for the big occasion, not even close. Somehow, this recollection led me this morning off into an autobiography of my feet - or my footwear, anyway.
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2019-07-19 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 21:34
Date: Friday Jul 19, 2019
Time: 10:25 PM
Duration: 6 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 35°
Approach: 11° above W
Departure: 11° above NE

2019-07-20 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 21:34
Date: Saturday Jul 20, 2019
Time: 00:06 AM
Duration: 1 minute
Maximum Elevation: 12°
Approach: 12° above N
Departure: 10° above NNE

2019-07-20 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 21:34
Date: Saturday Jul 20, 2019
Time: 1:43 AM
Duration: 1 minute
Maximum Elevation: 13°
Approach: 13° above NNE
Departure: 10° above NE

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