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Prince Harry, Meghan join Lin-Manuel Miranda at 'Hamilton'

Channel 10 news - Thu, 08/30/2018 - 05:45

LONDON (AP) — Prince Harry sang and joked with Lin-Manuel Miranda on the stage of "Hamilton," after he and his wife Meghan joined audiences for a gala charity performance of the smash-hit musical in London's West End.

The royal couple sat in the royal circle at Victoria Palace Theater during the performance, and afterward they joined Miranda, the show's creator, on stage to thank the cast and crew.

Harry received enthusiastic cheers from the cast and audience as he sang the opening words to "You'll Be Back," a ballad about the "break-up" between Britain and America performed in the musical by the actor playing his sixth great-grandfather, King George III.

Speaking about the character of the king, Miranda said he envisioned it during his honeymoon then quipped: "Smash cut to 2018 I'm sitting next to his sixth great-grandson."

He added it was "fun and surreal" to have Harry there because "you don't often get a direct descendent" of the characters to watch the show.

The royal couple, who had already seen the show, was hosting Wednesday's gala performance to raise money for Harry's charity Sentebale, which supports children affected by HIV in Lesotho and Botswana.

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Victim's family calls ex-cop's 15-year sentence too short

Channel 10 news - Thu, 08/30/2018 - 05:26

A Texas jury gave a white former police officer too lenient of a punishment when sentencing him to 15 years for the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager who was in a car leaving a house party, the victim's family members said.

Roy Oliver fired into the car filled with teens the night of the April 2017 party in suburban Dallas, killing 15-year-old Jordan Edwards.

"He can actually see life again after 15 years and that's not enough because Jordan can't see life again," Edwards' stepmother, Charmaine Edwards, said of Oliver after he was sentenced Wednesday night.

She praised the work of prosecutors as well as the jury's decision to convict Oliver of murder on Tuesday. But she wanted that same jury to send Oliver to prison for a longer period.

Daryl Washington, an attorney for Edwards' father, said the sentence could have been longer but still sends a message.

"We know that there are parents all over this country who would love to see the person who took the life of their kid spend the next 15 years in prison," Washington said.

Prosecutors had asked for a minimum of 60 years in prison.

The murder conviction was extremely rare for a shooting involving an on-duty officer. Oliver's defense team said it had already begun the process of appealing. His attorneys said he would be eligible for parole after 7 ½ years, but they also said they were concerned about his safety in prison and that authorities will take extra precautions to protect him.

Oliver was a police officer in the community of Balch Springs when he and his partner responded to reports of underage drinking at the party. Oliver fired into a car carrying Edwards and his friends, later saying he feared the vehicle was moving toward and endangering his partner. Edwards, who was in the front passenger seat, was shot.

The jury deliberated late into the night before settling on a prison sentence, which also included a $10,000 fine. Earlier, they heard from Oliver's mother, Linda, who said he was a good man and a devoted father and asked jurors for a five-year sentence, saying her young grandson needs his father's support.

"He needs his father's love. He needs his father's income. He needs his father's guidance," she said.

Oliver's wife also testified, saying in Spanish through an interpreter that she was concerned about their 3-year-old son, who is autistic. But the ex-officer's half sister took the stand against him, saying she felt compelled to do so after listening to testimony during the trial and that she hoped he "gets what he deserves."

Earlier Wednesday, Dallas County District Attorney Faith Johnson called Oliver a "killer in blue" and told jurors they could send a message that bad officers will not be tolerated.

Police initially said the vehicle backed up toward officers "in an aggressive manner," but later admitted that bodycam video showed the vehicle was moving forward as officers approached. Oliver's partner told jurors he didn't believe his life was ever in danger.

Investigators said no guns were found in the vehicle. Oliver was fired from the Balch Springs Police Department days after the shooting.

The jury, which featured two black members out of 12 jurors and two alternates, acquitted Oliver on two lesser charges of aggravated assault stemming from the shooting.

It's extremely rare for police officers to be tried and convicted of murder for shootings that occurred while they are on duty. Only six non-federal police officers have been convicted of murder in such cases — and four of those convictions were overturned — since 2005, according to data compiled by criminologist and Bowling Green State University professor Phil Stinson.

Edwards' father has also filed a civil lawsuit in connection to the shooting. The jury's decision is not just about Jordan Edwards, but all other black men and women who have been killed and not received justice, said Washington, the attorney for the teen's father.

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Michigan Amber Alert issued for 3 children father considered armed and dangerous

Channel 10 news - Thu, 08/30/2018 - 04:56

An Amber Alert has been issued for three Michigan children who are said to have been taken by their father after he allegedly assaulted their mother.

Michigan State Police was contacted by the Sturgis Police Department regarding the Amber Alert at 12:16 a.m. After allegedly being assaulted in the 100 block of Pioneer Street in Sturgis, the mother of the three fled the residence to a gas station to call 911.

Fernando Mendoza Cruz, 37, fled with the children. He is said to be armed with a handgun

Police are searching for him and the following children:

  • Aldo Cruz, 2, who lasat was seen wearing a blue T-shirt and a diaper
  • Matteo Nieves, 4, who last was seen wearing red shorts and a blue T-shirt
  • Chelsey Lopez, 5, who last was seen wearing a pink T-shirt and blue pajama pants.

Cruz is said to be traveling in a maroon 2009 Chevy Traverse. The Sturgis Police Department is currently pinging his phone.

Anyone who has any information should call 911 or the Sturgis Police Department at 269-651-3231.

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Officials hold groundbreaking for expansion of Akron-Canton airport

Channel 10 news - Thu, 08/30/2018 - 04:49

Officials have held a ceremonial groundbreaking at an Ohio airport for construction of a long-awaited expansion project.

Akron-Canton Airport President Rick McQueen said at this week's ceremony that the current gate area is outdated and unable to meet the needs of today's air travelers for modern amenities. The Akron Beacon Journal reports the $34 million expansion project will include charging stations for smartphones, a sit-down restaurant and fast-food options such as Cinnabon and Arby's, a business lounge, a mothers' room, a kids play area and more overall space for passengers.

The new gate area also will feature bridges so passengers won't have to step outside to board or leave a plane.

The project being done in phases is the final part of a 10-year plan to modernize the regional airport.

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Utility to close coal power plants in Ohio, Pennsylvania

Channel 10 news - Thu, 08/30/2018 - 04:39

An Ohio-based energy company is closing its last coal-fired power plants in Ohio and Pennsylvania.

FirstEnergy Solutions said Wednesday it plans to shut down its remaining four coal plants by 2022. The three Ohio plants are on the Ohio River in Stratton. Its last Pennsylvania coal plant is in Shippingport.

The company says it can't compete in the regional wholesale markets that are managed by PJM Interconnection.

FES Generation Companies and Chief Nuclear Officer Donald Moul said in a statement the decision was difficult. Moul added that coal and nuclear power plants are losing out to cheaper energy sources like electricity and natural gas.

FirstEnergy announced earlier this year it would shut down its three nuclear plants.

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Trump revisits wargames with SKorea as NKorea talks stall

Channel 10 news - Thu, 08/30/2018 - 04:33

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said that there's no reason to spend a lot of money on military wargames with South Korea, but he warned he could "instantly" relaunch the exercises again and they would be "far bigger than ever before."

Trump made the comment Wednesday in a series of tweets that primarily took aim at China, blaming it for lack of progress on getting North Korea to end its nuclear program, following the president's landmark summit with Kim Jong Un in June.

But there was also a loaded message for Kim: mixing an expression of goodwill to the North Korean autocrat with an implicit military threat that will add to speculation over the direction of Trump's attempted rapprochement with a longtime adversary.

"The president believes that his relationship with Kim Jong Un is a very good and warm one, and there is no reason at this time to be spending large amounts of money on joint U.S.-South Korea war games," Trump said, citing what was presented as a White House statement. "Besides, the president can instantly start the joint exercises again with South Korea, and Japan, if he so chooses. If he does, they will be far bigger than ever before."

Trump caught military leaders by surprise in June when he announced the suspension with the South, "unless and until we see the future negotiation is not going along like it should." He called the drills costly and provocative.

The cancellation was an olive branch to Pyongyang, which has long complained that the exercises were invasion preparations. Often the North has reacted to the exercises with its own demonstrations of military might, including firing a new intermediate-range missile over Japan last year as a countermeasure to the drills.

There was some hope that the gesture of shelving the fall exercises would foster goodwill and help nudge the North in the denuclearization talks. But beyond returning the potential remains of about 55 U.S. troops missing from the Korean War, and its continuing suspension in its missile and nuclear tests, there has been little movement from the North.

As a result, the U.S. last week shelved a planned trip to Pyongyang by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, citing lack of progress on denuclearization, but remaining open to future talks.

As doubts grow in Washington and beyond over Kim's willingness to relinquish his nukes, Trump has been heaping blame on China, which is North Korea's traditional ally and main trading partner. On Wednesday the president accused Beijing of pressuring the North because of current tensions in U.S.-China trade relations, and also of providing North Korea money, fuel, fertilizer and other commodities, which he said was not helpful.

China cooperated with the U.S. last year in adopting tough international sanctions against North Korea and maintains it is still enforcing the restrictions adopted by the U.N. Security Council.

But in his tweets, Trump also signaled that the U.S. has its own military means of exerting pressure on Pyongyang. His remarks compounded confusing messages from the Pentagon over the past two days that have revived speculation over the drills.

On Tuesday, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told reporters the U.S. might carry out drills with South Korea next spring after having cancelled a major exercise this summer. He said no decision has been made on when to resume military exercises, but his statements suggested the recent cancellation might not be repeated.

Several U.S. officials acknowledged Wednesday that planning is going forward for the spring exercises, which require months of preparation.

"Routine planning continues for major U.S.-ROK exercises on the peninsula in accordance with the normal exercise program planning cycle," said Air Force Col. Patrick Ryder, spokesman for the Joint Chiefs of Staff, referring to the acronym for South's official name, the Republic of Korea.

Other U.S. officials also said preliminary work on the drills has begun, noting that it is much easier to cancel an exercise than it is to slap one together quickly. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss internal conversations.

David Maxwell, a senior fellow at the Washington-based Foundation for Defense of Democracies, said the initial planning for the exercises can begin a year in advance, including the funding, scheduling and movement of forces and units that will participate. As time goes on, planners would nail down the war game scenario and other details.

"We continue to plan for exercises, but we can stop them on a dime," said Maxwell, a retired Army colonel who served five tours in Korea. "We can't restart them on a dime."

He said the risk of a continued halt in the major drills would be a diminishing of skills and institutional memory between South Korean forces and the more than 28,000 U.S. troops based there. "The longer we go without exercises, the more risk there is that we will suffer significant challenges if there is a war," Maxwell said.

U.S. officials said Gen. Vincent Brooks, commander of U.S. Forces in Korea, has taken steps to mitigate any loss of training by scheduling smaller exercises and staff drills.

A key challenge in Korea is that the bulk of the U.S. forces deploy for just a year, so they rely on the summer exercise to get familiar with the South Korean military and the ways allied troops coordinate and operate with them. The spring Foal Eagle drill is more expansive and includes fighter jets, maritime maneuvers, amphibious assault tactics and computer-simulated scenarios.

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Officials: Car goes off roadway, kills Ohio construction worker

Channel 10 news - Thu, 08/30/2018 - 04:19

The Ohio State Highway Patrol says a construction worker died when a car veered off the road and struck him.

WTOL-TV reports the Highway Patrol identified the man killed Thursday afternoon as Nathan Soto, of Gerken Paving. Authorities say a car traveling eastbound on U.S. Route 24 near Waterville Township went off the right side of the road and struck Soto.

The Highway Patrol says at least one vehicle was involved in the crash. Authorities aren't sure what caused the vehicle to veer off the road.

Police closed the road down to one lane.

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After church service, McCain to depart Arizona for last time

Channel 10 news - Thu, 08/30/2018 - 04:17

PHOENIX (AP) — The celebration of Sen. John McCain's life as a former prisoner of war and maverick politician enters a second day with a church service and a military salute before his casket departs his adopted state of Arizona for the U.S. Capitol.

A motorcade with McCain's remains leaves Thursday morning from the Arizona Capitol, where McCain has been lying in state so thousands of people could say goodbye.

Visibly bereft family and friends gathered there Wednesday for an emotional private service, where Cindy McCain pressed her face against her husband's coffin and daughter Meghan McCain erupted in audible sobs.

Arizona residents have been invited to honor McCain on Thursday by lining the route from the Capitol to the North Phoenix Baptist Church, where an honor guard will greet the hearse when it arrives. Along with invited family and friends, around 1,000 seats were being made available to members of the public who signed up.

Former Vice President Joe Biden was delivering remarks at Thursday's service, where a number of friends and family members of McCain will also speak. A choir from the Jesuit-run Brophy College Preparatory school that McCain's sons Jack and Jimmy attended will sing "Amazing Grace" and "Arizona." The recessional music will be Frank Sinatra's signature song, "My Way," paying tribute to a man who became known for following his own path based on his personal principles.

The much smaller service on Wednesday was solemn and subdued. But it was nevertheless filled with affecting moments and demonstrations of deep respect for the statesman and Navy pilot war hero who was held by the North Vietnamese for 5½ years after being shot down over Hanoi.

Gov. Doug Ducey remembered McCain as "Arizona's favorite adopted son" on what would have been his 82nd birthday at the brief ceremony attended by his wife and children, friends and fellow politicians. McCain was born in the Panama Canal Zone while his father, who went on to become an admiral, served in the military.

The Capitol was then opened to the public Wednesday afternoon, allowing visitors to walk by the flag-draped closed casket after waiting in line outside in the temperatures that reached a high of 104 degrees (40 Celsius). Mariachi singer Jesus Rojas strummed a guitar and sang "Cielito Lindo" in the senator's honor.

Inside, former military members in shorts and T-shirts stopped and saluted. Others placed their hand over their heart or bowed, including Vietnamese-born residents who traveled from Southern California.

Ray Riordan, an 87-year-old Navy veteran who fought in the Korean War, came from Payson, Arizona.

"I grew up where a handshake was a contract and your word was your bond," Riordan said. "He represented the last of that as far as I'm concerned."

By the time government offices closed for the day, as many as 6,000 people had filed by, and that number grew to about 7,500 Wednesday night, Arizona Department of Public Safety spokesman Bart Graves said.

Late Wednesday night, the McCain family issued a statement saying that about 15,000 people came to pay their respects to the late senator at the Capitol.

After Thursday's church service, a motorcade will take McCain's casket to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport for a final salute from members of the Arizona Air and Army National Guard.

From there, a C-32 military aircraft will take McCain to the East Coast for another public viewing at the U.S. Capitol on Friday.

There will be a service at the Washington National Cathedral on Saturday, followed by burial at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.

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Trump's top White House lawyer is leaving this fall

Channel 10 news - Thu, 08/30/2018 - 03:46

WASHINGTON (AP) — White House counsel Don McGahn, a consequential insider in President Donald Trump's legal storms and successes and a key figure in the administration's handling of the Russia investigation, will be leaving in the fall, the president announced Wednesday.

McGahn's exit continues the churn of top officials as the administration sets records for turnover and the White House struggles to fill key vacancies.

Unlike some less-amiable separations, however, Trump praised McGahn as "a really good guy" who has done "an excellent job."

Trump said McGahn's departure had nothing to do with his interviews with the special counsel investigating possible Trump campaign collusion with Russia in the 2016 election.

Pressed by reporters, Trump said he had approved the attorney's interviews and was unconcerned about anything McGahn might tell prosecutors.

"We do everything straight," he said. "We do everything by the book."

The departure of Trump's top lawyer, which has been expected, will create a vacancy in one of the most critical — and yet least visible — positions within the West Wing. Besides dealing with special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation, McGahn has had important input on a range of issues from policy to personnel to national security.

He will remain at the White House until after the expected Senate confirmation vote for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, Trump said in a tweet.

McGahn, a top election lawyer who served as general counsel on Trump's campaign, has played a pivotal role in the president's remaking of the federal judiciary with young, conservative judges.

He also helped guide Trump's selection of Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch and the president's nomination of Kavanaugh and helped oversee a dramatic rollback of Obama era regulations.

But McGahn's time has also been marked by tumult as he has been the main point of contact inside the White House for Mueller's investigation. He has met with investigators on at least three occasions for many hours at a time and threatened to resign last year if Trump continued to press for Mueller's removal.

Trump's announcement came more than a week after a New York Times report that McGahn had been cooperating extensively with Mueller's investigation into Russian election meddling and possible collusion with Trump's Republican campaign.

Trump insisted at the time that his general counsel wasn't a "RAT" and contrasted him with John Dean, the White House counsel for President Richard Nixon during the Watergate scandal. Dean ultimately cooperated with prosecutors and helped bring down the Nixon presidency in 1974, though he served a prison term for obstruction of justice.

McGahn has been telling associates for months that he was looking to leave the White House and had discussed the timing. But Trump's tweet came as a surprise to some White House officials and lawmakers.

In fact, Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, tweeted after the president's announcement: "I hope it's not true McGahn is leaving White House Counsel. U can't let that happen."

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell hailed McGahn as the "most impressive White House Counsel during my time in Washington." He called the departure "sad news for our country."

Emmet Flood, who joined Trump's White House in May as in-house counsel for the Mueller probe, has been considered a leading candidate to replace McGahn and has the departing attorney's support, two administration officials said. They spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss personnel matters.

Asked about Flood, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said: "People like him. He's super well-respected around the building. But there's not a plan locked in place at this point."

He's not the only person Trump has considered for the role. In the summer and fall of 2017, Trump asked then-White House staff secretary Rob Porter about his interest in the counsel position. Porter, who later left the White House amid domestic abuse allegations, told the president he didn't think it was a good fit and he liked the policy work he was doing, according to a former White House official who spoke on condition of anonymity to describe internal discussions.

McGahn, 50, has navigated many of the storms of the first 19 months of the Trump White House, figuring in the drama surrounding the firing of national security adviser Michael Flynn and also Attorney General Jeff Sessions' decision to recuse himself from the Russia case.

When Trump announced McGahn's appointment in November 2016, he cited the attorney's "brilliant legal mind, excellent character and a deep understanding of constitutional law."

But McGahn quickly clashed with the president over the Russia investigation.

McGahn, an avowed defender of executive powers, broke with some members of Trump's legal team as he encouraged a less-cooperative stance toward Mueller's investigation, believing it could constrain future presidents.

As members of Trump's legal team looked into potential conflicts of interest involving Mueller, Trump directed McGahn to call Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to raise the perceived conflicts and push for Mueller's ouster, a person familiar with the matter said at the time.

McGahn put off making the call because he disagreed with the strategy, said the person, who spoke on condition of anonymity to describe internal deliberations.

When the president persisted in pressing the issue, McGahn told other senior White House officials that he would resign if Trump didn't back off. Trump let the matter drop, the person said.

The president later denounced the reports as "fake news."

McGahn was the White House official approached in January 2017 by Sally Yates, then the acting attorney general, over concerns that Flynn was vulnerable to blackmail because of conversations he had with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak.

Flynn was forced to resign after White House officials concluded he had misled them about the nature of his contacts with Kislyak during the White House transition.

McGahn was also among the White House officials who sounded an alarm when Sessions contemplated resigning as attorney general early in the administration. White House officials persuaded Sessions not to resign even after the president berated him for recusing himself from the Russia probe, which led to the appointment of Mueller as special counsel.

Since then, Trump has applied public pressure on his attorney general to leave.

Before working at the White House, McGahn was a campaign finance attorney at Jones Day, a Washington law firm that has filled several top legal roles within the administration.

McGahn also served as chairman of the Federal Election Commission and as a counsel to the National Republican Congressional Committee before joining Trump's orbit as general counsel to the president's 2016 campaign.

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Ohio State trustees to be updated on doctor abuse inquiry

Channel 10 news - Thu, 08/30/2018 - 03:36

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State University trustees are set to receive an update on the investigation into a former team doctor now accused of sexual misconduct against scores of male athletes and other students.

A law firm hired to investigate the claims has heard from more than 100 former students sharing firsthand accounts of sexual misconduct by Richard Strauss. The allegations date from 1979 to 1997, most of his two decades at Ohio State. University officials' responses to any concerns raised also are under investigation.

University Provost Bruce McPheron is scheduled to provide an update on the nearly 5-month-old investigation to the trustees' Audit and Compliance Committee meeting Thursday on campus.

Strauss killed himself in 2005. His relatives have said they were shocked by the allegations and want to know the truth.

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Home Depot workers build lemonade stand for boy who wanted raise money for friend with cancer

Channel 10 news - Thu, 08/30/2018 - 03:28

An 8-year-old Florida boy wanted to raise money for a family friend who is battling an aggressive form of childhood cancer. So he and his mother went to a Home Depot for supplies to build a lemonade stand, except they received a lot more than that.

Dawn Redmon and her son, Christian, called the Home Depot store in Apopka with the hope that they'd considering making some sort of donation or giving a discount on the items to build the lemonade stand. They agreed to give supplies, but when Redmon went to pick up the supplies, they found an act of kindness instead.

"I thought I was going to pick up the discounted supplies," Redmon told CBS News on Wednesday. "And it was a big, sturdy and beautiful lemonade stand."

Her best friend's 4-year-old son, Silas, was recently diagnosed with Stage 4 alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare type of cancer that forms in soft tissue and is mostly found in children. Redmon says the family had been experiencing financial issues before they were blindsided by the diagnosis –– and now, as the child undergoes treatment, they need help in offsetting the medical costs.

"They're trying to get used to what their new normal is going to be," Redmon said of the family.

When the Redmons leared about Silas' condition, they joined with other friends to organize a fundraiser for Silas' family. And Christian, who had wanted to build a lemonade stand to help cancer patients, wanted to pitch in by building a lemonade stand.

"My heart is so full and I am so touched by the AMAZING ladies at Home Depot who made this possible for me!" Redmon wrote in a Facebook post, showing pictures of the fully-constructed lemonade stand with the employees smiling behind it.

"To know that people still exist and do things like this just makes me so happy!" she wrote. "You all went above and beyond and I cannot thank you enough!! Home Depot in Apopka is the BEST!"

An even more encouraging result from her interaction with Home Depot is that other businesses are now helping with the fundraiser when initially it was tough to get any support.

"Other businesses in the community are now helping with the event," Redmon said. "I have businesses donating things to our raffle. Their good deed went way beyond the lemonade stand."

The event for Silas will be held at the Tractor Supply in Apopka on Sept. 1, where the lemonade stand will make its debut. Friends of the family have also set up a GoFundMe page for Silas with the goal of $25,000.

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Increased COTA service aims to alleviate congestion in Grandview

Channel 10 news - Thu, 08/30/2018 - 01:23

If you have spent time in Grandview Heights recently then you know the city is rich with restaurants, shops and new housing.

The area continues to grow in popularity but with that growth comes heavier traffic.

10TV spoke with Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) representatives who say they are working to contribute to a solution.

In fact, last year COTA completely redesigned their system, re-working routes and increasing service, according to Doug Arseneault, COTA public affairs administrator.

Arseneault told 10TV that COTA saw a need for more bus service through the bustling Grandview region, which now has six bus lines in total.

Two of the new lines, include Line 22, the OSU-Rickenbacker route, which passes through Grandview from Ohio State’s campus and down to Rickenbacker, as well as Line 31, which connects the north side of Columbus.

The idea is to alleviate some of the struggles that come with a busy neighborhood.

That could mean fewer cars waiting in traffic, more parking spaces available to those who need them and easier connections to other parts of Franklin County.

“With the development of Grandview Yard and with the increase of development through Grandview Heights, providing more restaurants and other destinations, we really wanted to look at ways to connect with that new development,” Arseneault said. “And that's a key piece of what COTA does. We connect people with jobs, we connect people with where they want to go.”

COTA also recently launched their C-Pass program, giving eligible downtown employees access to COTA when they need it at no cost, whether it's to and from work or on the weekends.

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Tracking 101: How (constantly) taping candidates has changed our politics

North Country Public Radio - Wed, 08/29/2018 - 22:00
These days, it’s hard to imagine politics without digging up dirt on the other side. That’s what political tracking is all about: following candidates and constantly filming their public statements.
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Trade Commission overturns Trump tariff on Canadian newsprint

North Country Public Radio - Wed, 08/29/2018 - 22:00
A trade panel in the US has overturned the Trump administration's tariff on Canadian newsprint, imposed earlier this year. The decision is a victory for Canada and a relief to newspapers here in the North Country faced with rising paper prices.
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Cuomo, Nixon spar in only debate before primary

North Country Public Radio - Wed, 08/29/2018 - 22:00
Governor Andrew Cuomo and his democratic primary challenger Cynthia Nixon squared off in the only debate before the September 13 election in a testy and contentious hour-long discussion broadcast by CBS2 in New York City from Hofstra University on Long Island.
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Siena NY-22 Poll shows Tenney locked in tight race with Brindisi

North Country Public Radio - Wed, 08/29/2018 - 22:00
The race for New York's 22nd House district - which includes a small slice of the Adirondack Park - is locked in a dead heat according to a new survey from Siena College.
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Live stream: Aretha Franklin memorial service, Friday, 10 am

North Country Public Radio - Wed, 08/29/2018 - 22:00
Detroit will celebrate the life of Aretha Franklin on Friday, August 31 at 10 a.m. EST. Over two dozen people - including heads of state, a record mogul, and music legends of nearly every description - will take the stage of the Greater Grace Temple in Detroit, Michigan, to speak, sing and pray in honor of the gift that Franklin so readily shared with the world. Special coverage from NPR.
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Oak-killing fungus spreads to more places in New York

North Country Public Radio - Wed, 08/29/2018 - 22:00
SOUTH BRISTOL, N.Y. (AP) A devastating fungus that kills oak trees has been found in an eighth location in New York state.
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Indigenous peoples atlas launched in Ontario

North Country Public Radio - Wed, 08/29/2018 - 22:00
A learning resource on Indigenous lands, languages and culture in Canada was launched in Toronto yesterday after two years of input from members of the communities the educational tool covers.
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ACLU of Vermont asks towns to repeal anti-panhandling laws

North Country Public Radio - Wed, 08/29/2018 - 22:00
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) The American Civil Liberties Union of Vermont says several towns across the state should repeal anti-panhandling ordinances.
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