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2019-02-27 ISS Sighting

Date: Wednesday Feb 27, 2019
Time: 6:31 AM
Duration: 5 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 23°
Approach: 11° above WNW
Departure: 11° above NNE

2019-02-28 ISS Sighting

Date: Thursday Feb 28, 2019
Time: 5:42 AM
Duration: 3 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 34°
Approach: 34° above NNW
Departure: 10° above NE

2019-03-01 ISS Sighting

Date: Friday Mar 1, 2019
Time: 4:53 AM
Duration: 1 minute
Maximum Elevation: 19°
Approach: 19° above NE
Departure: 10° above NE

2019-03-01 ISS Sighting

Date: Friday Mar 1, 2019
Time: 6:27 AM
Duration: 4 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 15°
Approach: 10° above NW
Departure: 10° above NNE

2019-03-02 ISS Sighting

Date: Saturday Mar 2, 2019
Time: 5:37 AM
Duration: 2 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 19°
Approach: 19° above NNW
Departure: 11° above NNE

2019-03-03 ISS Sighting

Date: Sunday Mar 3, 2019
Time: 4:48 AM
Duration: less than 1 minute
Maximum Elevation: 13°
Approach: 13° above NNE
Departure: 11° above NNE

2019-03-03 ISS Sighting

Date: Sunday Mar 3, 2019
Time: 6:22 AM
Duration: 2 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 12°
Approach: 10° above NNW
Departure: 10° above NNE

2019-03-04 ISS Sighting

Date: Monday Mar 4, 2019
Time: 5:32 AM
Duration: 2 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 13°
Approach: 13° above NNW
Departure: 10° above NNE

2019-03-05 ISS Sighting

Date: Tuesday Mar 5, 2019
Time: 4:43 AM
Duration: less than 1 minute
Maximum Elevation: 11°
Approach: 11° above NNE
Departure: 11° above NNE

2019-03-05 ISS Sighting

Date: Tuesday Mar 5, 2019
Time: 6:17 AM
Duration: 2 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 11°
Approach: 10° above NNW
Departure: 10° above NNE

2019-03-06 ISS Sighting

Date: Wednesday Mar 6, 2019
Time: 5:27 AM
Duration: 2 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 11°
Approach: 11° above NNW
Departure: 10° above NNE

2019-03-07 ISS Sighting

Date: Thursday Mar 7, 2019
Time: 6:12 AM
Duration: 3 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 13°
Approach: 10° above NNW
Departure: 10° above NE

2019-03-08 ISS Sighting

Date: Friday Mar 8, 2019
Time: 5:21 AM
Duration: 2 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 11°
Approach: 10° above NNW
Departure: 10° above NNE

2019-03-09 ISS Sighting

Date: Saturday Mar 9, 2019
Time: 6:06 AM
Duration: 3 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 18°
Approach: 10° above NNW
Departure: 15° above NE

President Trump picks ambassador to Canada for UN post

Channel 10 news - 18 hours 59 min ago

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump announced Friday that he has selected Kelly Craft, the U.S. ambassador to Canada, as his nominee to serve as the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.

President Trump said in a pair of tweets that Craft "has done an outstanding job representing our Nation" and he has "no doubt that, under her leadership, our Country will be represented at the highest level."

Two people familiar with the matter who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss personnel matters had told The Associated Press that the president had been advised that Craft's confirmation would be the smoothest of the three candidates he had been considering to fill the job last held by Nikki Haley.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., had backed Craft for the post, and she also has the support of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and national security adviser John Bolton, the people said. Trump's first pick to replace Haley, State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert, withdrew over the weekend.

McConnell praised Craft as "an exceptional choice for this critical post." He added, "She has a long record of service to her state and the nation and I'm confident she will continue to serve with distinction as America's voice to the world at the United Nations."

Craft, a Kentucky native, was a member of the U.S. delegation to the U.N. General Assembly under President George W. Bush's administration. She is also friends with McConnell's wife, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, and thanked Chao for her "longtime friendship and support" at her swearing-in as ambassador.

As U.S. ambassador to Canada, she played a role in facilitating the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement, a revamp of the North American Free Trade Agreement.

President Trump had also considered U.S. Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell and former U.S. Senate candidate John James of Michigan for the post.

Nauert's withdrawal from consideration came amid a push within the administration to fill the position, given a pressing array of foreign policy concerns in which the United Nations, particularly the U.N. Security Council, is likely to play a significant role. From Afghanistan to Venezuela, the administration has pressing concerns that involve the world body, and officials said there had been impatience with the delays on Nauert's formal nomination.

The president said Dec. 7 that he would pick the former Fox News anchor and State Department spokeswoman for the U.N. job, but her nomination was never formalized. Notwithstanding other concerns that may have arisen during her confirmation, Nauert's nomination had languished in part due to the 35-day government shutdown that began Dec. 22 and interrupted key parts of the vetting process. Nauert cited family considerations in withdrawing from the post.

With Nauert out of the running, officials said Pompeo had been keen on Craft to fill the position. Although Pompeo would like to see the job filled, the vacancy has created an opportunity for him and others to take on a more active role in U.N. diplomacy. On Thursday, for example, Pompeo was in New York to meet with U.N. chief Antonio Guterres.

President Trump has demoted the U.N. position to sub-Cabinet rank, in a move backed by both Bolton and Pompeo, according to three other officials. Grenell had suggested he wasn't interested in a non-Cabinet role. The officials were not authorized to discuss internal personnel deliberations and spoke on condition of anonymity.

Haley had been a member of the Cabinet and had clashed repeatedly with former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and others during the administration's first 14 months. Bolton was not a Cabinet member when he served as U.N. ambassador in President George W. Bush's administration, and neither he nor Pompeo is eager to see a potential challenge to their foreign policy leadership in White House situation room meetings, according to the officials.

France's U.N. Ambassador Francois Delattre said she looks forward to working with Craft, if confirmed by the Senate, "after the particularly close and trusting partnership that I had developed with Ambassador Nikki Haley."

"I hope that Ms. Craft will continue, like Nikki Haley, to be a bridge between Washington and the UN at a time when we more than ever need an America that is engaged with the U.N. in world affairs and committed to our shared values, beginning with human rights," DeLattre said.

Nelson Wiseman, a political science professor at the University of Toronto, said Craft was appointed ambassador to Canada because of her financial contributions to the Trump campaign, but said that's not unusual as past ambassadors have also contributed to presidents who have appointed them.

"I think Ottawa has regarded Craft as a lightweight, partly because of her background and partly because the sense is that Trump, unlike his predecessors, doesn't listen to his ambassadors or care what they think," Wiseman said.

Craft is married to billionaire coal-mining executive Joe Craft, and they are major Republican donors.

After being named ambassador to Canada, Craft made headlines for telling the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. that she believes in "both sides" of climate science.

Craft has been ambassador during a low point in relations. Last year Trump called Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau weak and dishonest, words that shocked Canadians.

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Police investigating if scenes are connected after 3 shot in northeast Columbus

Channel 10 news - Fri, 02/22/2019 - 21:36

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Three people were shot and taken to hospitals from two different scenes in northeast Columbus Friday night.

Police said officers responded to two scenes around 11 p.m.

One scene was the area of East Hudson Street and McGuffey Road where police said a man was taken to Riverside Methodist Hospital in stable condition.

The other scene was in the 1700 block of Kenmore Road. Police said a woman was taken to Grant Medical Center in critical but stable condition. She is expected to survive her injuries.

Another person was taken to the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. He is expected to survive his injuries.

Dispatchers said officers are still investigating to see if the scenes are connected.

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Studio offers free yoga class to veterans

Channel 10 news - Fri, 02/22/2019 - 20:18

HILLIARD, Ohio - On World Yoga Day on Friday, about a dozen veterans gathered at a studio in Hilliard for a free class.

Melanie Ross is a Warriors at Ease certified yoga instructor and a veteran.

“When my dad was diagnosed with cancer he always told me to breathe through this, we can stretch through this,” Ross said.

That is why she is so excited to take part in the World Yoga Day for team Red, White and Blue which is a non-profit with a mission to help veterans by connecting them to their community through physical and social activity.

“Including yoga in the repertoire of what we do, lets them learn they can relax and find strength through those movements,” said Robin Zehnder Muskopf.

Friday night these warriors held their poses and let all the stress go.

“If I can get somebody to be able to just breathe and get through things and get through their day, it makes a world of difference,” Ross said.

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Trump vows veto as Democrats try to block emergency order

Channel 10 news - Fri, 02/22/2019 - 19:24

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats controlling the House have teed up a vote next week to block President Donald Trump from using a national emergency declaration to fund a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, accelerating a showdown in Congress that could divide Republicans and lead to Trump's first veto.

The Democrats introduced a resolution Friday to block Trump's declaration, and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the House would vote on the measure Tuesday. It is sure to pass, and the GOP-run Senate may adopt it as well. Trump quickly promised a veto.

"Will I veto it? 100 percent," Trump told reporters at the White House.

Any Trump veto would likely be sustained, but the upcoming battle will test Republican support for the president's move, which even some of his allies view as a stretch — and a slap at lawmakers' control over the power of the federal purse.

Pelosi, D-Calif., said she'd honor her oath of office and uphold the Constitution, adding, "I wish he would have the same dedication to that oath of office himself." Speaking to reporters in Laredo, Texas, she said, "This is a path I would not recommend he go down. I don't expect him to sign it, but I do expect us to send it" to him.

House GOP leaders will urge rank-and-file Republicans on Monday to oppose the measure, Republican aides said. If all Democrats and at least 55 Republicans vote for it, it would pass by a veto-proof margin — a two-thirds majority. The aides spoke on condition of anonymity to describe leaders' plans.

A staff aide introduced the measure during a short pro forma House session in which Rep. Don Beyer, D-Va., presided over an almost-empty chamber.

"What the president is attempting is an unconstitutional power grab," said Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas, the sponsor of the resolution, on a call with reporters. "There is no emergency at the border."

Trump's declaration of a national emergency gives him access to about $3.6 billion in funding for military construction projects to divert to border fencing. But the administration is more likely to tap funding from a federal asset forfeiture fund and Defense Department anti-drug efforts first.

Trump's edict is also being challenged in the federal courts, where a host of Democratic-led states such as California are among those that have sued to overturn Trump's order. The House may also join in.

For Democrats, the vote is another chance to challenge Trump over funding for a border wall, the issue that was central to the 35-day government shutdown. It also puts some Republicans from swing districts and states in a difficult spot, as many have expressed misgivings about Trump's action despite their support for his border security agenda.

Should the House and the Senate initially approve the measure, Congress seems unlikely to muster the two-thirds majorities in each chamber that would be needed later to override a Trump veto.

Republicans who oppose the emergency declaration on the first vote might switch and rally behind a Trump veto. But an initial roll call with strong numbers of Republicans defying him would be an embarrassing show of GOP rifts.

The measure to block Trump's edict will be closely watched in the Senate, where moderates such as Susan Collins, R-Maine, and Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., have signaled they would back it. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., is only a reluctant supporter of Trump on the topic.

Trump's GOP allies promised they would uphold any veto denying Democrats the two-thirds votes required to overcome one.

"Democrats' angst over Congress' power of the purse is unwarranted, especially since the commander in chief's authority to redirect military funds for a national emergency is affirmed in a law passed by their own branch," said top House Judiciary Committee Republican Doug Collins of Georgia.

The battle is over an emergency declaration Trump issued to access billions of dollars beyond what Congress has authorized to start erecting border barriers. Building his proposed wall was the most visible trademark of Trump's presidential campaign.

Congress last week approved a vast spending bill providing nearly $1.4 billion to build 55 miles (89 kilometers) of border barriers in Texas' Rio Grande Valley while preventing a renewed government shutdown. Trump had demanded $5.7 billion to construct more than 200 miles (322 kilometers).

Trump wants to use an emergency declaration and other authorities to gain access to an additional $6.6 billion for wall building. That money would be transferred from a federal asset forfeiture fund, Defense Department anti-drug efforts and a military construction fund. Federal officials have yet to identify which projects would be affected.

Two senior defense officials said Friday that it will take months for the Pentagon to assess a still-to-come Department of Homeland Security proposal to siphon anti-drug funds to build barriers, sign contracts and begin construction. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity to provide information that has not yet been made public.

Castro, the resolution sponsor, said that he has already garnered support from most of the House and has at least one GOP sponsor, Rep. Justin Amash of Michigan.

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Ohio State investigating 12 reports of possible drugging off campus

Channel 10 news - Fri, 02/22/2019 - 18:55

The Ohio State University is investigating 12 reports of criminal drugging at off-campus areas, the university said Friday.

The university said those reports have shared with local law enforcement.

The university's Department of Public Safety says they have been made aware of accounts related to possible occurrences of drugging at off-campus parties and bars.

Ohio State posted a notice on Feb. 14 that it had become aware of these reported incidents and sent out precautions to students:

  • Party responsibly
  • Do not ingest unsealed beverages
  • Do not set drinks down or leave them unattended
  • Report suspicious activity to police


Anyone with information related to these incidents is asked to report them immediately by calling OSUPD at 614-292-2121 or Columbus Police at 614-645-4545.

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Ross County commissioners declare state of disaster for road repair funding

Channel 10 news - Fri, 02/22/2019 - 18:15

In Ross County, the road less traveled is not traveled for a reason.

"I think that it's a safety thing," Richard Hatfield said.

Hatfield has lived off of Cooks Hill Road since he was born in 1957. Just a stone's throw from his driveway is a road closure that has been blocked off since before Christmas.

"Here, lately, it's getting to where they're afraid to use any heavy equipment coming across, like the fire department and their truck and the rescue units," he said.

Cooks Hill is one of many roads across the county that commissioners say are in desperate need of repairs from saturated soil and flooding conditions.

Hatfield says these repairs are long overdue.

"Oh, yes," he said.

Roads are so bad, commissioners declared a state of disaster Tuesday. While figures continue to come in for possible costs, Commissioner Steve Neal says it could reach $250,000.

"I know it's hard to try to split that up and [determine] where it should go," Hatfield said.

In a statement, Neal says: "These costs were not anticipated in our budget. We're looking for help from the state to fix these problems. If not, the county engineer will have to adjust his budget to fix these repairs and delay other resurfacing or maintenance projects that were planned for later this summer."

Neal says he hopes to hear something back from the state in the next few weeks.

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