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2019-12-12 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Tue, 12/03/2019 - 19:34
Date: Thursday Dec 12, 2019
Time: 6:42 PM
Duration: 1 minute
Maximum Elevation: 13°
Approach: 13° above SW
Departure: 10° above SSW

2019-12-13 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Tue, 12/03/2019 - 19:34
Date: Friday Dec 13, 2019
Time: 5:53 PM
Duration: 2 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 23°
Approach: 23° above SSW
Departure: 10° above S

Report: YouTube removed 300 Trump campaign ads for violating policy

Channel 10 news - Tue, 12/03/2019 - 19:17

More than 300 ads from President Donald Trump's campaign were taken down by YouTube and Google for violating company policy, according to an analysis by 60 Minutes. Most of those happened over the summer.

The report cites an interview with YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki, who said details of why the ads were removed would be found in the company's transparency report. However, 60 Minutes said it could not find in the YouTube archive which policies were violated.

The archive does reveal that ads typically ran for a few days before being removed, according to 60 Minutes, a sign that their target audience was reached before the videos were taken down.

Social media companies are under intense pressure in regards to political ads ahead of the 2020 election. Some people want the platforms to reign in false advertising while others want to let free speech flow.

Twitter announced in October it was solving the problem by banning political ads outright.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has come under increased scrutiny recently after it was reported he had a private meeting with Trump. In a separate interview with CBS News, Zuckerberg would not elaborate much on what he and Trump discussed, but claimed that Trump did not try to lobby him. Zuckerberg also has pushed back on demands to take down political ads that clearly have false or misleading information, indicating it would be a form of censorship.

Wojcicki reportedly said that the YouTube algorithm cannot differentiate between Democrat and Republican ads, and points out that the platform has conservative contributors as well as liberal ones.

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Ohio lawmaker says gun bill is good for both sides

Channel 10 news - Tue, 12/03/2019 - 18:36

Republican Ohio Senator Matt Dolan says it's time for Ohio to address the issue of gun violence in the state and believes his bill does exactly that.

"This bill addresses what the citizens of Ohio want us to address. We need to curb gun violence in our streets, we need to stop these mass shootings and we need to address that the majority of gun violence is suicide and this bill give them help," he said.

Senate Bill 221, which has the support of Republican Governor Mike DeWine, would do several things if it becomes law.

The bill would force someone who plans to do violence to themselves or others into a mandatory mental health evaluation. During that time police, with a court order, would be allowed to go to their home and remove their guns.

Once a mental health evaluation is complete, a due process hearing would determine if the person should have the weapons back.

"It allows police to go get those guns pursuit to a court order where the individual is granted full due process rights," he said.

The Buckeye Firearms Association takes exception to the bill's mental health component saying, "The bill expands the exception to doctor-patient privilege and allows law enforcement officers to require health care professionals to produce records, not just pertaining to test results, but also to a person's conduct regarding the basis of commitment or hospitalization."

Under Dolan's bill, if someone selling a gun isn't sure if the buyer isn't supposed to have a gun, then the seller can require that person get a background check to prove it.

"If you have any uncertainty about who you are selling your gun to and you want to comply with the law then you get a seller protection certificate," he said.

County sheriff's offices would sell the certificates for no more than $10.

While Dolan has the governor's support for the bill, he lacks bipartisan support and that he says is the biggest hurdle for making this bill a law.

"If you are truly trying to reduce gun violence then this is the bill you should support," he said.

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Columbus police address concerns of human trafficking after 2 recent attempted abduction reports

Channel 10 news - Tue, 12/03/2019 - 18:07

On November 21 around 6 p.m., 18-year-old Kennedy Stokes said she was at Walmart with her sister and cousin when they ran into two men who tried to talk to them several times.

Stokes said they felt like they were being followed and texted their parents.

A day later, Stokes said she was driving to her apartment when her car started making a rattling noise. She said she made it to the entrance of her apartment complex on the east side, when she got out to check under the hood of her car.

"When I closed the hood down when I'm walking back towards the driving side of my car this guy is approaching me he doesn't say anything, he legit just started grabbing on me," Stokes said.

She said she noticed he was wearing gloves and what she believes was a box cutter in his hand. She told us she strongly believes it was one of the men from Walmart the day before because she said she remembers the clothing one of the men was wearing.

"He was grabbing on me my jacket unzips and he's like cutting my chest I had all of these scratches on my chest," "Stokes said.

Her mother, Kana Stokes, not knowing what the man's intentions were has a lot of thoughts running through her mind. She said she is mainly worried that it could be linked to human trafficking, but she doesn't know for sure.

"It really is sickening, it really is taking over my mindset right now, Kana Stokes said.

Fourteen miles away, on the same day Stokes said she was attacked, another mother said she experienced a terrifying situation.

A mother, who wished to remain anonymous for safety, said her 12-year-old son stayed in the car while she paid for gas at a UDF gas station on Indianola.

"When I came outside, he was very upset he was visibly shaken and he said that someone had tried to get into the car," she said.

The young boy told his mother a man was yanking on the handle, not saying anything, just looking at him trying to get in. In the police report, Columbus police said the incident was caught on a security camera which they are reviewing.

Sgt. James Fuqua said the man had talked to several other people in the lot of this business before leaving in a white van. He said it now an investigation with the human trafficking task force.

Two different situations, two locations, but both mothers fearing "what if?"

The mother of the 12-year-old boy said, "Immediately and this is because I'm aware of what human trafficking is, I thought this could've been a situation where I never saw my son again."

Sgt. Fuqua said most, not all, but most human traffickers know the victim and try to build a relationship with them earning the victim's trust.

Regardless, Columbus police take every report, like these two situations, very seriously and look at every possible motive or intention of the stranger.

"You don't want to just assume that when someone is approaching someone they just want theft, you don't want to ever assume that maybe they're trying to make that person a victim of sexual assault, it could always be as extreme as someone trying to take someone away for the purposes of human trafficking," Sgt. James Fuqua said.

He said when it comes to the topic of human trafficking, human traffickers don't just target young females, a victim could be any gender or any age.

Sgt. Fuqua said if a victim is being human trafficked, they may show some signs of missing work, constantly fearing for their life but not explaining why, personality changes, financial changes, and signs of physical or mental abuse.

He said if someone finds themselves in a questionable situation, make a lot of noise and call attention to what is happening. He said to make it known to the stranger and loudly, that their behavior is unwanted.

In order to avoid certain situations, he suggests to park or walk in well-lit areas and make sure to be visible to others at all times.

Here is a website for the human trafficking hotline: https://humantrafficking.ohio.gov/index.html

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Police: Person dies after being struck by vehicle in northeast Columbus

Channel 10 news - Tue, 12/03/2019 - 17:43

The Columbus Division of Police said a person has died after being struck by a vehicle on the city's northeast side.

Police said the incident happened in the 1500 block of Dove Drive.

East 17th Avenue is closed between Woodland Avenue and Brenthell Avenue.

Police said the vehicle involved remained at the scene.

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Diocese: Retired Columbus priest credibly accused of abusing minor

Channel 10 news - Tue, 12/03/2019 - 17:37

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Catholic Diocese of Columbus said retired priest David Schilder has been added to the lists of priests credibly accused of sexual abuse of a minor.

In July 2004, the diocese said they received a partial and incomplete report regarding Father Schilder.

The diocese said the report did not provide specifics related to the conduct but alleged it happened in 1968.

"Because of the incompleteness of the report, no determination as to credibility was possible at that time, and no process to remove Father Schilder from the priesthood could be initiated. Nevertheless, the allegation was reported to Franklin County Children Services on July 16, 2004. Subsequently, Father Schilder retired for health reasons and was instructed not to engage in public ministry as a priest," the diocese said in a release.

In September of this year, a second accusation was reported to have happened during a period between 1981 and 1983.

The allegation was reported to police and the diocese notified Father Schilder of the allegation and commissioned an independent investigation.

After reviewing the investigation, the Diocesan Board of Review for the Protection of Children found the allegations credible and recommended Father Schilder be added to the list.

The diocese has directed the third party investigators to continue to identify potential victims of Father Schilder.

Father Schilder began serving as a priest of the Diocese of Columbus in 1968.

His assignments have included: Assistant Pastor, Holy Rosary Parish, Columbus (1968-1969); Assistant Pastor, St. Timothy Parish, Columbus (1969-1970); Teacher, Bishop Ready High School, Columbus (1969-1970); Chaplain, Chillicothe Correctional Institution (1970-1976); Assistant Pastor, St. Agnes Parish, Columbus (1976-1977); Associate Director of Catholic Cemeteries, with residence at St. Joseph Cemetery (1977-1978); Director of Catholic Cemeteries (1978-1984); Chaplain, Central Ohio Council, Boy Scouts of America (1973-1975); Orient Correctional Institution, with residence at Corpus Christi Parish, Columbus (1985-86), later in residence, St. Ladislas Parish, Columbus (1986-1997); Chaplain, Elkton Federal Correction Institution, with residence at St. Paul Parish, Salem, Ohio, Youngstown Diocese (1997-2001) and Chaplain, Ashland Federal Correction Institution, Ashland, Kentucky (2001-2004).

The Diocese of Columbus encourages anyone who may have experienced sexual abuse by clergy or others associated with the Church to notify law enforcement immediately and also the Diocesan Victim’s Assistance Coordinator at 614-224-2251, 866-448-0217, or helpisavailable@columbuscatholic.org. Forms for reporting abuse are available in Catholic parish and school offices and can be accessed from the diocesan website (www.columbuscatholic.org).

Forms for reporting abuse can be found at Catholic parish and school offices, as well as online.

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It's not too late to make Christmas in Columbus more convenient

Channel 10 news - Tue, 12/03/2019 - 17:30

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Steven Haas says he loves turning onto his street and being greeted by holiday lights surrounding his home.

What he is not so fond of is the work it takes to make that happen.

"Instead of having to keep going and getting more lights and getting out there in the cold and putting them up, we just let him put them up, and we love it," Haas said

He is talking about the crew behind Light Up Columbus.

"It comes down to your time versus your money," owner Chris Apfelstadt said.

He started a painting company back in college and eventually added light installation to his services. Now, lighting is his sole focus.

"For the people that value their time more than their money and have a little extra income, they pay us, we come out, we design the display, we install it, we maintain it throughout the season, take it down, put it away, and they get a beautiful display without ever having to touch a light or having to untangle a cord, and so it works out pretty well for both of us," Apfelstadt said.

Because of his workload, the minimum cost for residential installation is $1,000. And it can go up from there.

Apfelstadt also has put his touch on much of downtown Columbus, lighting up the Scioto Mile and Nationwide Arena. Plus, his lights will be on display for Thursday night's tree lighting at Coffman Park in Dublin.

For the Haas family, this is the 13th year.

"He calls and says, would you like lights, and we say, sure, any time after Thanksgiving," Haas said. "They come, and they go up, and they put on a timer, and we run them till the end of January into February."

When it comes to inside the home, Taylor Christmas Tree Farm has some options.

Customers can stop by the lot on West Lane Avenue to pick from hundreds of trees in four different varieties. They all come by special delivery.

"(The lot's) way up north, and it’s closer to Santa Claus, it’s an undisclosed location, but it’s way up north," owner Bruce Taylor said.

Already this year, he has sold more than 1,000 trees. Around 50 of them have been delivered.

He charges between $15 and $55, depending on distance, on top of the cost of the tree.

"You can continue on with your daily life and not really have to do too much work as far as coming to the tree lot, dragging your family or getting off work early to beat the clock to get to the tree lot, and we can just take care of all of that for you and make it very simple," Taylor said.

On Tuesday, he was making a delivery to a couple in the OSU campus area.

Emily Swartz and Joshua Paulus realized they did not have the bungee cords or vehicle to get a tree themselves.

So it was Taylor Christmas Tree Farm to the rescue.

"It was really easy," Swartz said. "I just had to text them the specifications I wanted on a tree. They sent pictures over, so I just picked my favorite one off of the pictures. Otherwise I could have gone down there and found one myself, and they just told me a time, brought it in, helped set it up."

A few hours later, the couple had the delivered tree all set up and decorated. And there will be more the two will be celebrating soon.

"We just moved into this apartment together, our first apartment, a couple months ago, so it’s nice to have that whole Christmas-y feel, and we’re about to get married as well, so first Christmas together as an engaged couple," Paulus said.

For people who are not great in the kitchen, there also are options for meal preparation.

Cracker Barrel is offering up a $124.99 holiday meal to go.

Bob Evans has two Farmhouse Feasts -- one with ham, the other with turkey -- available for order. The meals run from $54.99 to $89.99.

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Hocking County woman killed by estranged husband had protective order, filed for divorce

Channel 10 news - Tue, 12/03/2019 - 17:28

Family and friends of a Hocking County woman killed by her estranged husband says she was a loving, caring mother and say she would light up a room.

“It's a bad time, we are days away from Christmas, a lot of things he could look forward to in his life, birthdays and Christmas', now, it's not going to happen for him,” said Hocking Sheriff Lanny North.

Early Monday morning, Natalie and Kevin Nutter's son ran to a relative's house saying, "mommy had been forced into a vehicle at gunpoint by daddy."

Hocking County Sheriff's deputies found Kevin's red truck about four miles away. Natalie had been shot and killed, and deputies heard another shot. Kevin was also dead.

Hocking County Sheriff Lanny North says he doesn't know what would have happened if the little boy hadn't been so brave.

“My credit to him for what he did. He actually took, for him, that young, knowing what to do in that event. That young man I think did a great job,” North explained.

Natalie had filed a protective order against Kevin in September, and he violated that order. He pled guilty in November.

Natalie had filed for divorce a week ago. According to a petition for a protection order, Kevin told Natalie "not you, your parents, or your friends can save you if you leave me."

Also in the court documents, he said, "if you leave me, I will kill you and bury you."

“She did everything that she could possibly do under the law, everything. She filed the paperwork, contacted law enforcement, there's nothing more she could have done aside from hire an armed guard to protect her,” North said.

As a part of the protective order, Kevin had to hand over all of his weapons, which the sheriff says happened.

The guns were given to Natalie's family members. North says somehow Kevin was able to get another gun and modify it.

“It is our belief that because the gun was modified, he had planned on using it to commit a crime, and probably this one that he did commit,” North said.

North says his office will continue to investigate until they know where the gun came from but says his thoughts are with the couple's son.

“We all feel extremely bad for the child,” North said.

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DEA warns of stimulants on the rise in Ohio

Channel 10 news - Tue, 12/03/2019 - 17:23

While the opioid epidemic continues to devastate families, the Drug Enforcement Administration says there’s a new threat taking over neighborhoods: stimulants.

“What’s happening is we’re not paying attention to them and we’re going to lead ourselves potentially to a new epidemic,” said Kathy Federico, diversion program director for the DEA’s Detroit Field Division.

Stimulants are defined as any drug that can give the user a quick high, like methamphetamine, cocaine and uppers.

More recently, Federico said Adderall which is often prescribed to treat ADHD is the stimulant of choice.

“If you have any kids in high school in college, they could walk down the street or into the dorm room and ask someone for Adderall and they've got it,” Federico said. “We're hearing from sources on the street that you can go to a doctor’s office and they won't give you narcotics, but they will give you stimulants in the blink of an eye.”

Crimetracker 10’s Angela An spoke with Bryon, a 39-year-old man currently getting treated at Maryhaven. It’s his eighth time coming to the south Columbus addiction recovery center, but his 28th time seeking help from similar resources.

“It’s so much of an abundance, it’s literally easier to get than marijuana,” Bryon sasaid when it comes to access to stimulants on the street. “It’s super easy to get.”

Federico said there are several factors to why stimulants are on the rise. For starters, it’s cheaper than other narcotics because it’s not the trendy drug of choice. But she believes another factor is the number of prescriptions getting written and filled out.

“So, there are some counties in Ohio where pharmacies, the increase in dispensing of these drugs – specifically Adderall – has increased over 3 million pills over the last 8 years, and that’s very concerning,” said Federico.

A recent DEA study showed the top 5 counties in Ohio that dispensed the most stimulants in 2018:

  • Franklin County (14,218,253)
  • Cuyahoga County (12,890,973)
  • Hamilton County (11,588,793)
  • Lucas County (6,205,720)
  • Butler County (5,227,416)
Source: DEA

"We're utilizing these maps to take a deeper dive so we can make sure we don't have practitioners and pharmacist that are fueling these products into our neighborhoods to create a new epidemic,” Federico said.

Bryon said he knows the potential influence on the streets the minute he leaves Maryhaven. But he said his drive to stay sober for his family is what he hopes will keep him clean.

“There might now be a next time,” he said. “And if I go back out there, I might not have another recovery in me.”

Click here for the DEA’s online resource guide to drugs that includes drug definitions and trends in your area.
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Ohio State stays at No. 1 in College Football Playoff rankings

Channel 10 news - Tue, 12/03/2019 - 17:10

The Ohio State Buckeyes are in the top spot for the College Football Playoff for the second straight week after defeating That Team Up North this past weekend.

The top four remained the same as LSU, Clemson and Georgia followed behind Ohio State.

This weekend the Buckeyes will be facing No. 8 Wisconsin for the Big Ten Championship in Indianapolis.

The final rankings for the College Football Playoff will be released on Sunday.

College Football Playoff Rankings (December 3, 2019)

  1. Ohio State
  2. LSU
  3. Clemson
  4. Georgia
  5. Utah
  6. Oklahoma
  7. Baylor
  8. Wisconsin
  9. Florida
  10. Penn State
  11. Auburn
  12. Alabama
  13. Oregon
  14. Michigan
  15. Notre Dame
  16. Iowa
  17. Memphis
  18. Minnesota
  19. Boise State
  20. Cincinnati
  21. Appalachian State
  22. USC
  23. Virginia
  24. Navy
  25. Oklahoma State
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Children of Westerville councilmember targeted at home after mom's vote for LGBTQ protections

Channel 10 news - Tue, 12/03/2019 - 16:54

WESTERVILLE, Ohio -- A local city councilmember says she and her children were targeted at their home because of her support of LGBTQ equality.

Two weeks ago, Westerville's City Council passed a law adding LGBTQ people to the city's nondiscrimination protections.

This week, one of the supporters of that law says her opponents crossed a line by targeting her family.

Westerville City Councilmember Valerie Cumming calls her vote two weeks ago a proud, emotional one.

"For me, it's as simple as equality," Cumming said. "I wanted to join Columbus and all these other localities and say here in Westerville, everybody is equal. Everyone has equal right to live, work, and play in Westerville."

In the year and a half or so she'd been working on this ordinance, Cumming says council heard a range of opinions from voters: some passionately in favor, some adamantly opposed.

But she never expected what she found on her front porch this weekend.

"On Sunday afternoon I arrived home from our Thanksgiving vacation to find that someone left a bag on my doorstep with two copies of an article titled 'Democrats and their Coalition of the Damned.'"

With a cover letter saying "Happy Thanksgiving from Your Neighbors," the letter says "pro-choice women...should ask themselves, if I had crossed my legs instead of my fingers..." and refers to "…organized sexual deviants demanding acceptance of their perversions by the general culture."


"There were two copies of it- one addressed to me, and one addressed to my children," Cumming said. "I have four daughters. And that was nerve-racking for me and for them that someone would come onto our property and leave something addressed to them. I don't ever think coming on to someone's property and leaving anything addressed to their children is fair game."


The Ohio Christian Alliance opposes the Westerville law, and hopes to overturn it.

"There's a number of religious liberty issues that need to be addressed in the newly-passed ordinance, and that's what's causing concern with many in the faith community," said Alliance President Chris Long. He says his group plans to attack the law at the ballot box or in the courtroom, not at the homes of council members.

"This is an opportunity to have a civil discourse. There are people on both sides or either side of the issue, and to have a civil discourse. That's what we've always been about as an organization.

Cumming says that's a fight she welcomes.

"I am available as I possibly can be. I hold weekly office hours. My email is public information, my phone number is public information. Please feel free to contact me. I'd like to hear from you. But not via my children and not my coming onto my property without my permission."

Cumming did file a police report, just to document the incident.

She says this doesn't discourage her from taking on another political fight.

In fact, she says it reinforces her belief that this law is necessary.

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Ryan Day named Big Ten Coach of the Year by conference media

Channel 10 news - Tue, 12/03/2019 - 15:48

The Ohio State Buckeyes head coach Ryan Day has earned the school's first Big Ten Coach of the Year since 1979.

On Tuesday, Day was named the Dave McClain Coach of the Year Award as selected by the conference media.

In his first season, Day has led the No. 1 ranked Buckeyes to a 12-0 record and playing for Big Ten Championship this weekend.

Ohio State’s prior Big Ten coaches of the year are Earle Bruce (1979) and Woody Hayes (1973 and 1975).

P.J. Fleck was named as the Hayes-Schembechler Coach of the Year by the conference coaches. It is the fifth time in 19 years two coaches split the coach of the year honors.

To view the Buckeyes who earned Big Ten defensive honors, click here.

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Chase Young named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year; 4 Buckeyes named to first teams

Channel 10 news - Tue, 12/03/2019 - 15:25

Ohio State defensive end Chase Young was named as the Big Ten Conference's Defensive Player of the Year on Tuesday.

Along with the top overall defensive award, Young was also named the Smith-Brown Defensive Lineman of the Year as well as first-team honors by the coaches and the media.

Joining him on the coaches-first team includes linebacker Malik Harrison, safety Jordan Fuller and cornerback Jeff Okudah.

Additionally, cornerback Damon Arnette was named to the coaches second team and defensive tackle Davon Hamilton and cornerback Shaun Wade landed on the third team.

The media first team included Young, Fuller and Okudah, Harrison and Arnette on the second team and Hamilton and Wade on the third team.

Nagurski–Woodson Defensive Player of the Year
Chase Young

Smith-Brown Defensive Lineman of the Year
Chase Young

Coaches All-Big Ten Defense teams

First Team
Chase Young
Malik Harrison
Jordan Fuller
Jeff Okudah

Second Team
Damon Arnette

Third Team
Davon Hamilton
Shaun Wade

Media All-Big Ten Defense teams

First Team
Chase Young
Jordan Fuller
Jeff Okudah

Second Team
Malik Harrison
Damon Arnette

Third Team
Davon Hamilton
Shaun Wade

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Meet Theo. Cincinnati Zoo names its new baby giraffe

Channel 10 news - Tue, 12/03/2019 - 15:07

The Cincinnati Zoo says its new baby giraffe now has a name.

The male calf was born Nov. 23 and has been named Theo. Zoo leaders say they picked that name because it means “divine gift."

Theo was sired by Kimba, a 12-year-old male giraffe who died last month of complications after surgery on his hooves.

Officials say he is the 17th giraffe born at the zoo.

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Rutgers OKs deal to bring back Schiano as football coach

Channel 10 news - Tue, 12/03/2019 - 15:07

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Greg Schiano is officially back as Rutgers football coach.

The university’s Board of Governors on Tuesday approved an eight-year, $32 million contract to bring back the former Scarlet Knights coach to lead the downtrodden program that has lost 21 straight Big Ten Conference games and won seven others over the last three seasons.

The 53-year-old Schiano will be introduced at a news conference on Wednesday.

Meeting by conference call, the board passed the memorandum of agreement after hearing five people address it on issues ranging from a new contract for more than 1,100 physicians associated with the university, spending money on an athletic department that annually loses money and a failure of the board to release terms of Schiano’s deal before approving it.

The actual approval vote could not be heard because the final speaker refused to stop speaking after his two-minute time limit had expired. A board member eventually asked for the memorandum to be voted on and it passed without the audience hearing the vote. The roughly 20-minute meeting was then adjourned.

The agreement, which was signed by Schiano and athletic director Pat Hobbs on Saturday and announced on Sunday, will give the coach a $4 million annual salary and $7.7 million annually to hire a staff, with the amount increasing 3% annually.

The incentive-laden contract runs through February 2028.

Schiano would receive a $100,000 bonus if the Scarlet Knights made the conference title game and $200,000 if they won the title.

Getting to a postseason bowl with a .500 record or better would yield a $75,000 bonus for a Group A bowl, $100,000 for a Group B bowl or $150,000 for a New Year’s Six bowl appearance. The incentives jump to $200,000 for making the college football playoff, $250,000 for appearing in the title game and $350,000 for winning the national title.

There are also incentives for winning conference coach of the year, ticket sales and academic achievement of the football team. Schiano will get a $15,000 stipend for an automobile, a country club membership and use of a private box for games.

Schiano’s family is authorized to fly on the team charter for games. He will be allowed to use private air transportation for recruiting if it is available. If not, he is authorized to fly first class.

The deal was reached a week after talks to bring back Schiano had fallen apart when the two sides couldn’t agree on financial commitments by the school toward improved facilities and infrastructure. An outpouring of frustration by fans and boosters and some call for Hobbs to be fired appeared to spur the resumption of talks.

Schiano, a New Jersey native, went 68-67 at Rutgers from 2001-11 and turned the Scarlet Knights into consistent winners after years of being one of the worst major college football programs in the country. Success under Schiano helped Rutgers land an invitation to the Big Ten, and it joined the lucrative Power Five conference in 2014.

His success came in the Big East Conference and it will be interesting to see if he can do the same thing in the Big Ten, a 14-team conference led by Ohio State, Penn State, Michigan and Wisconsin.

Schiano left Rutgers in 2012 to become head coach of the NFL’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but his tenure lasted only two years. He has worked at Ohio State as a coordinator in recent years but he was never a head coach after leaving the Bucs.

Schiano seemed to be in line to get the top job at Tennessee in late 2017. The deal fell apart after widespread backlash that included a protest on campus and complaints on social media from fans, state lawmakers and gubernatorial candidates over whether Schiano might have been aware of Jerry Sandusky’s sexual abuse of children at Penn State when he was an assistant coach.

Schiano said he had no knowledge of what was happening at the time.

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3 Buckeyes named finalists for Chicago Tribune’s Silver Football Award

Channel 10 news - Tue, 12/03/2019 - 13:49

Three members of the Ohio State football team have been named finalists for the Chicago Tribune Silver Football award.

Quarterback Justin Fields, running back J.K. Dobbins and defensive end Chase Young are nominated along with Wisconsin running back Jonathan Taylor.

Fields has thrown for 2,654 yards with 37 touchdowns and has rushed for 470 yards with 10 touchdowns.

Dobbins has 1,657 rushing yards with 19 touchdowns.

In 10 games, Young has 16.5 sacks, 38 tackles including 19.5 tackles for loss and seven forced fumbles.

Taylor has 1,761 rushing yards and 20 touchdowns this season.

The award is voted on by the conference’s head coaches. Coaches are not allowed to vote for their own players.

Dwayne Haskins won the award last year and J.T. Barrett won it in 2016.

The winner will be announced Friday morning.

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Student, officer injured in 2nd Wisconsin high school shooting in 2 days

Channel 10 news - Tue, 12/03/2019 - 12:01

OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) — An armed student confronted a school resource officer at a Wisconsin high school Tuesday morning and both were wounded, police said, in the second such shooting at a school in the state in as many days.

The latest shooting happened at Oshkosh West High School just after 9 a.m., Oshkosh police spokeswoman Katherine Mann said at a news briefing. The student and the officer were taken to hospitals, but no one else was injured in the shooting, Mann said.

Authorities have not released any information about the nature of the injuries to the student and the officer.

“This is a big deal,” Mann said. “We’re not that big of a city and we know pretty much everyone in the city and we know this affects a lot of people in our community.”

Police will not be releasing details of the type of weapon the student was carrying, and the Wisconsin Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation is handling the investigation, she said.

The school was locked down. Police said parents would be able to reunite with their children later at Perry Tipler Middle school. By late morning, parents were gathered at the middle school, waiting for their children.

An Oshkosh West student identified only as Evelyn told WLUK-TV that she was in class when she heard screaming and her teacher walked out.

“And then, like, after two minutes she ran back into the classroom and she was like, ‘Everybody needs to evacuate right now!’ And then we all ran out of the class and then we saw everybody from our school running to across the street.”

After reuniting with her mother at the nearby middle school, Evelyn said: “They told us they were going to tell us what was happening, but they never did.”

A senior identified only as Josh told the Journal Sentinel that he heard gunshots.

"I was walking in the hall, and a teacher shoved me into a classroom, and we started barricading the doors, and we all huddled in the corner, and there were gunshots," he said.

The Rev. John Seelman, pastor of Immanuel Lutheran Church across the street from the school, says he saw one person being transported from the school in a wheelchair who was taken away in an ambulance, and another who was carried out on a stretcher.

Stephanie Carlin, who is the mother of a sophomore and a senior at Oshkosh West and a school board member, told The Associated Press that one of her sons texted her to say, “it was crazy,” but that both of her sons were safe.

“As a parent, it’s terrifying,” Carlin said. It’s a parent’s “worst nightmare.”

Carlin referred questions to school board president Barbara Herzog, who did not immediately respond to a call and email seeking comment.

Just before 11 a.m., school buses were lined up outside the school and streets were blocked off. Several squad cars, many of them with lights still flashing, were parked outside, with officers manning the barricades blocking the street.

Oshkosh West has about 1,700 students in grades 9-12.

Tuesday's shooting in Oshkosh, a city of about 67,000 people, was about 80 miles (130 kilometers) north of Monday's shooting in the Milwaukee suburb of Waukesha. A police officer responding to a situation at Waukesha South High School shot an armed male student in a classroom. Officials say that student pointed a handgun at officers. The 17-year-old boy was wounded and is in custody in stable condition. No officers or other students were injured, Waukesha Police Chief Russell Jack said.

Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul, a Democrat, said the two shootings reinforced the need to identify troubled students and get them the mental health services they need to prevent violence before it occurs. Kaul also renewed his call for the Republican-controlled Legislature to pass a universal gun background check bill and a “red flag” law that would empower judges to take guns from people determined to be a risk to themselves or others.

The state Justice Department’s office of school safety was working with both schools in Oshkosh and Waukesha to provide them with any services they may need, Kaul said. He also said if other schools have safety upgrade needs, they should contact his agency.

“These are really tragic incidents but it’s also true we have seen incidents where there has been mass tragedy,” Kaul said. “I feel really sorry for our kids that they have to go to school in this environment.”

School shootings have occasionally shone a spotlight on the response by guards and school resource officers. Armed school resource officers have rarely prevented a school shooting.

Last year, armed guards at three high-profile school shootings — Marshall County High School in Benton, Kentucky; Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida; and Santa Fe High School in Texas — were unable to stop the rampages.

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Kamala Harris ends Democratic presidential campaign

Channel 10 news - Tue, 12/03/2019 - 11:59

Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris told supporters on Tuesday that she was ending her bid for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020.

“I’ve taken stock and looked at this from every angle, and over the last few days have come to one of the hardest decisions of my life," she wrote in a note to supporters. “My campaign for president simply doesn’t have the financial resources we need to continue.”

To my supporters, it is with deep regret—but also with deep gratitude—that I am suspending my campaign today.

But I want to be clear with you: I will keep fighting every day for what this campaign has been about. Justice for the People. All the people.https://t.co/92Hk7DHHbR

— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) December 3, 2019

Harris launched her campaign in front of 20,000 people at a chilly, outdoor campaign launch in January. The first woman and first black attorney general and U.S. senator in California’s history, she was widely viewed as a candidate poised to excite the same segment of voters that sent Barack Obama to the White House.

She raised an impressive $12 million in the first three months of her campaign and quickly locked down major endorsements meant to show her dominance in her home state, which offers the biggest delegate haul in the Democratic primary contest.

But as the field grew, Harris’s fundraising remained flat; she was unable to attract the type of attention being showered on Pete Buttigieg by traditional donors or the grassroots firepower that drove tens of millions of dollars to Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders.

Harris suffered from what allies and critics viewed as an inconsistent message. Her slogan “for the people,” referenced her career as a prosecutor, a record the campaign struggled to pitch to the party’s most progressive voters.

Through the summer, she focused on pocketbook issues and her “3 a.m. agenda,” a message that never seemed to resonate with voters. By the fall, she had returned to her courtroom roots with the refrain that “justice is on the ballot,” both a cry for economic and social justice as well as her call that she could “prosecute the case” against a “criminal” president.

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WATCH: Ryan Day press conference | Big Ten Championship week

Channel 10 news - Tue, 12/03/2019 - 11:44

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The Ohio State Buckeyes are back in the Big Ten title game Saturday, facing a familiar opponent in Wisconsin.

The teams met in late October at Ohio Stadium where the Buckeyes came away with a 38-7 victory.

WATCH: Ryan Day's press conference in the video player above.

Ohio State is making its fourth Big Ten Championship Game appearance and will seek its 38th Big Ten title.

This is the third time The Buckeyes and the Badgers will meet to decide the Big Ten champion. In 2014, an underdog Buckeye squad ran away with a 59-0 victory. In 2017, Ohio State claimed a 27-21 win over the Badgers.

Last Time vs. The Badgers
*Information provided by Ohio State Athletics

  • J.K. Dobbins rushed for 163 yards and two touchdowns while Justin Fields rushed for a score and threw for two more to lead Ohio State to a 38-7 win over Wisconsin.
  • Chase Young recorded four sacks to tie an Ohio State record as the Buckeyes defense held the Badgers to 191 yards of total offense, including 83 on ground. Young also forced a pair of fumbles that each led to Ohio State second-half touchdowns for the Buckeyes. He recorded six total tackles, all solo efforts, to go with five tackles for loss.
  • Fields finished with 167 yards passing, completing 12-22 passes. He also rushed for 28 yards on 13 carries.
  • Chris Olave led the Ohio State receivers with seven catches for 93 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Dobbins also had three grabs for 58 yards.
  • More: Postgame Notes

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