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2019-06-05 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Mon, 06/03/2019 - 21:34
Date: Wednesday Jun 5, 2019
Time: 10:39 PM
Duration: 3 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 19°
Approach: 10° above W
Departure: 17° above SSW

2019-06-06 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Mon, 06/03/2019 - 21:34
Date: Thursday Jun 6, 2019
Time: 9:50 PM
Duration: 4 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 34°
Approach: 23° above W
Departure: 10° above SSE

2019-06-08 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Mon, 06/03/2019 - 21:34
Date: Saturday Jun 8, 2019
Time: 9:48 PM
Duration: 3 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 12°
Approach: 10° above WSW
Departure: 10° above SSW

Gov. DeWine orders flags be flown at half-staff to honor Virginia Beach victims

Channel 10 news - Sun, 06/02/2019 - 05:28

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has ordered all flags of the United States and State of Ohio to be flown at half-staff to honor the victims of a deadly shooting in Virginia Beach.

12 people were shot and killed last week at a Virginia Beach government building.

The 11 city employees who were killed were identified as Tara Welch Gallagher, Mary Louise Gayle, Alexander Mikhail Gusev, Katherine A. Nixon, Ryan Keith Cox, Joshua A. Hardy and Michelle "Missy" Langer, all of Virginia Beach; Laquita C. Brown and Robert "Bobby" Williams, both of Chesapeake; and Richard H. Nettleton of Norfolk and Christopher Kelly Rapp of Powhatan.

The 12th victim, Herbert "Bert" Snelling of Virginia Beach, was a contractor filling a permit.

DeWine's order affects all public buildings and grounds in the state until sunset on June 4.

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Statewide alert issued for man missing from the Hilltop

Channel 10 news - Sun, 06/02/2019 - 04:19

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Columbus police issued a statewide alert for a man last seen in the Hilltop area of Columbus.

Police said 69-year-old Danny Clark was last seen at 3 p.m. on Saturday on Binns Boulevard.

He walked away from his home and did not return.

Clark is 5-feet 11-inches tall and weighs 235 pounds.

He has black hair, brown eyes, and was last seen wearing a white hat.

He may be driving a gold 2011 GMC Acadia. The SUV has Ohio license plates with the number GXW8144.

If anyone has any information, they are asked to call 911.

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Man shot and killed in the Short North

Channel 10 news - Sun, 06/02/2019 - 03:27

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Columbus police said a man is dead after a shooting in the Short North.

Officers were called out to the area of West 5th Avenue and North High Street around 3:30 a.m. Sunday.

The victim, who police say is 25-years-old, remains unidentified.

Police said they are questioning a suspect.

West 5th Avenue is closed in the area of the scene.

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Man killed in south Columbus shooting

Channel 10 news - Sat, 06/01/2019 - 18:41

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A man is dead following a shooting in south Columbus Saturday night.

It happened in the 300 block of Stanaford Place. Columbus police say the first call came just after 7:30 p.m.

A victim was taken to Grant Medical Center but was pronounced dead at 8:08 p.m.

Police later identified the victim as 66-year-old Wiley Ross.

Officers on scene told 10TV Ross was in the house when he was shot and that the shooting appeared to be a drive-by.

No suspect information was immediately available.

This is the 45th homicide of the year in Columbus.

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Tracking severe weather for parts of central Ohio - live updates

Channel 10 news - Sat, 06/01/2019 - 17:11

Weather Resources: Interactive Radar | Live Radar | Weather Warnings

9:05 p.m. Saturday Update: Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Richland and Morrow County until 10 p.m.

7:30 p.m. Saturday Update: Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Crawford, Richland and Wyandot County until 8:30 p.m.

6:55 p.m. Saturday Update: Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Ashland, Morrow, and Richland County until 8:00 p.m.

6 p.m. Saturday Update: Severe Thunderstorm Watch for Ashland, Ashtabula, Crawford, Richland and Wyandot County until 10:00 p.m.

Interactive Radar | Weather Warnings



A Watch indicates the possibility of severe weather in a relatively broad area. For instance, a tornado watch means conditions are favorable for the development of tornadoes. Go about your normal routines, but watch for threatening weather.

A Warning is issued when severe weather is actually occurring. For instance, a tornado warning means a tornado has actually been sighted or has been indicated by radar. The warning usually encompasses a relatively small geographic area. If a warning is issued for the area in which you live, take cover immediately!



Strong Winds
Strong winds of 55 mph or more can cause significant damage even though no tornado is present. "Downbursts" are columns of air that slam to the earth and spread high winds in many directions. Downbursts can be just as damaging as tornadoes; if such conditions are present, take the same precautions as you would for a tornado.

Lightning claims more lives every year than tornadoes. When lightning is a threat, stay indoors and don't use electrical appliances. If you're caught outside, keep a safe distance from tall objects, and try to stay lower than anything nearby. A safe distance from a tree is twice its height.



Storms producing tornadoes in Ohio often approach from the southwest. They can travel at speeds up to 70 miles per hour and contain winds estimated at over 200 miles per hour.

Sometimes an approaching tornado will sound like the roar of a train or airplane. If you see or hear a tornado, take cover immediately. Seek shelter inside, preferably below ground level. Do not waste time opening windows; tornado-force winds will "open" the windows well before the pressure difference can cause any structural damage. Above all, protect your head and lie flat.

At Home
Get away from windows, doors and outside walls. Go to the basement. If you have no basement, go to a first floor bathroom, closet or room at the center of the house. If possible, get under heavy furniture and cover your head with blankets or pillows.

At School
Go the lowest floor or basement. Go to small interior rooms or hallways. Stay away from windows and avoid auditoriums, gyms and other areas with wide, free-span roofs.

In Public Buildings
Go immediately to the designated shelter area or to an interior hallway or small room on the lowest level. Stay away from windows. Do not use elevators. Do not go to your car.

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Kaymer builds 2-shot lead at Memorial Saturday

Channel 10 news - Sat, 06/01/2019 - 16:46

DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — Martin Kaymer is 18 holes away from ending five years without a victory.

He is mildly surprised. He is not the least bit stressed.

And he has plenty of company among contenders at the Memorial for whom winning has become more of a memory than a habit.

Kaymer was bogey-free Saturday at Muirfield Village for a 6-under 66 that gave him a two-shot lead over Adam Scott, setting up a final pairing of two major champions and former No. 1 players in the world in the midst of long droughts.

Four shots behind and very much in the mix are Jordan Spieth — a three-time major champion and former No. 1 — and Hideki Matsuyama, both winless since 2017. Joining them was Patrick Cantlay with a skill set that suggests he should have more than his one victory that came in the fall of 2017.

"We can all play good golf, and it's quite nice for tomorrow because no one is really holding back," Kaymer said. "I think you only hold back if you don't know the situation because then you don't know how to react and you play safe, defensive. ... No one is playing like that in that group."

Kaymer was at 15-under 201 in his first appearance at the Memorial in 10 years.

The German was on the verge of falling out of the top 200 in the world ranking until a tie for eighth in the British Masters last month. His road back began with an emphasis on the short game, and it paid off in a big way on a course that slowly getting faster.

He holed par putts of 8 feet and 20 feet on the front nine to keep within the leaders, took the lead with a wedge into 3 feet for birdie on the par-5 11th, saved par from a scary bunker shot behind the 12th green with water in front of him, and then holed a 35-foot birdie putt on No. 13 that breaks sharply over the last few feet. Spieth, playing with Kaymer, raised his putter as he watched it break, appreciating the difficulty of it.

Scott had only one blemish on the ninth hole and did enough right to pile up birdies on the par 5s and a few other holes that he's in a spot to win again. A year ago, Scott left the Memorial and had to go through U.S. Open qualifying. While he hasn't won, he chased Brooks Koepka all the way to the finish line at Bellerive in the PGA Championship last summer and feels comfortable where he is.

"I'm just going to play as good as I can tomorrow," Scott said. "I like where it's all at. I feel like the last few times I've been in with a chance, going back to the PGA Championship last year, I felt comfortable. So I'm not worried. I feel like this is the spot I'm meant to be. ... I feel like my game is at a level that if I put it all together properly and control myself out there, I can win."

Matsuyama won the Memorial in 2014, the start of his road to stardom. He finished strong on both nines to give himself a chance with a 64.

Spieth has put together his best three-week stretch since the end of the 2017 season, and he was most pleased that he is keeping his tee shots in play and overcame some spotty iron play with a short game that appears to have returned full force. He finished with a 15-foot par putt on the 18th.

"Just trying to hit plenty of greens in regulation and let the flat stick work itself on Sunday," Spieth said.

Cantlay, a former No. 1 amateur in the world whose career was slowly by a back injury so severe he thought he might not return, had a chance to win the Memorial last year when he took a two-shot lead into the back nine and then failed to make another birdie, missing a playoff by one shot.

He had a 68 to give himself another chance.

Tiger Woods also started strong by holing a bunker shot, nearly holing another and making the turn in 32. But on the 10th, his fairway bunker shot didn't get out and came back in his footprint, leading to a double bogey. That slowed momentum, and Woods finished with a bogey for a 70 that left him 11 shots out of the lead.

Kaymer looked like a world beater in the summer of 2014 when he won The Players Championship in a Sunday duel against Spieth, and then won by eight shots at Pinehurst No. 2 for his second major. Where it all went is as mysterious as the game of golf, though Kaymer spoke about his focus being on the wrong things.

He feels as though he's back, or close enough to contend in the U.S. Open in two weeks, and Sunday could be a barometer. Either way, he was satisfied with his game and his position and what he's done.

"Tomorrow is playing brave, playing the way I can play, enjoying the capability of my game," he said. "Everything is there. I don't need to hold back with anything. I don't need to be afraid of something that could happen. I just look forward to whatever happens tomorrow."

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Ohio House Speaker criticizes Licking County Library's LGBTQ event; library cancels

Channel 10 news - Sat, 06/01/2019 - 16:02

NEWARK, Ohio (AP) — Opposition that included Ohio's Republican House speaker has prompted a Licking County library to cancel an LGBTQ program for teens.

The Newark Advocate reports the Friday event at the Emerson R. Miller Branch of the Licking County Library in Newark was scheduled ahead of the city's Pride festival next weekend. It was supposed to feature crafts, games, an optional tutorial on drag queen makeup and a safer sex program.

It drew criticism on social media and a letter from Rep. Larry Householder, who on Friday called the event a "stunningly bizarre breach of the public trust," saying he can assure "the taxpayers aren't interested in seeing their hard-earned dollars being used to teach teenage boys how to become drag queens."

"Like you, I am a strong believer in the 1st Amendment and fully support freedom of speech. And like you, I am a strong believer in our libraries. But I also believe in common sense," he wrote.

The Newark Ohio Pride Coalition responded by saying the program was privately funded.

"We appreciate Speaker Householder's concern for the use of public funding. We are also happy to share that this event is funded by an independent non-governmental grant, which was acquired by the Newark Ohio Pride Coalition," the statement read.

The Pride Coalition said the event is aimed at "celebrating the individuality of our local LGBTQ+ and allied teens in preparation for Newark Ohio Pride Festival on Saturday, June 8," and while there is an optional make-up tutorial, the primary focus was an arts and crafts project to allow teenagers to celebrate their identities.

"Second, this event also facilitates an educational, public health component in the form of a safer sex program. This portion of the program was designed with the Ohio Department of Public Health's mission (i.e. "to protect and improve the health of all Ohioans by preventing disease") in mind," the coalition wrote.

The statement concluded by asking Householder to respect the civil liberties of Newark's residents and to gather accurate facts before issuing a response.

Friday night, the Licking County Public Library said they would be canceling the event at the Emerson R. Miller Branch, saying they regret the "enormous amount of misinformation that has occurred the last two days."

The Delaware County Library moved a teen "Drag 101" event this week following hostile and threatening phone calls.

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Ohio Workers' Comp agency to stop paying for painkiller

Channel 10 news - Sat, 06/01/2019 - 14:58

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation says it will no longer pay for a time-release painkiller for newly injured workers and won't cover the drug's cost for those currently receiving benefits starting next year.

The agency said Friday it is phasing out coverage for Oxycontin and its generic equivalent, both of which are considered highly addictive and prone to abuse.

Workers' Compensation Administrator and CEO Stephanie McCloud said the agency encourages injured workers to talk with their physicians about switching to other effective drugs and non-medication options for chronic pain treatment.

The decision won't affect the bureau's payments for oxycodone, which immediately releases its painkilling effects.

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2 dead, 2 injured after car crashes into tree in Scioto County

Channel 10 news - Sat, 06/01/2019 - 14:41

SCIOTO COUNTY, Ohio — Two people are dead and two others were taken to the hospital after a car crashed into a tree Saturday morning.

The crash happened shortly after 11 a.m. on State Route 104 about four miles north of State Route 348.

According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, the driver of the vehicle drove off the right side of the roadway and hit a tree.

Several other people were in the car at the time, including a 1-year-old.

Casey Fritz, 27, was in the front passenger seat and was pronounced dead at the scene.

James Phipps, 28, was transported to Southern Ohio Medical Center but later died from his injuries.

OSHP says the driver was taken to Southern Ohio Medical Center and then flown to Grant Medical Center where he is being treated for non-life threatening injuries.

The 1-year-old infant was transported to Southern Ohio Medical Center and then flown to Nationwide Children's Hospital. The infant's condition is unknown.

This crash is still under investigation.

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1 taken to hospital after crash on I-71 south in north Columbus

Channel 10 news - Sat, 06/01/2019 - 14:14

Interactive Traffic Map

COLUMBUS, Ohio — One person was taken to the hospital after a crash on I-71 south between East Cooke Road and East Weber Road Saturday. The highway is now open.

Columbus police say the individual was taken to Grant Medical Center and is now stable.

I-71 southbound was closed while authorities investigated the crash. It has since been reopened.

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'Jeopardy!' champ James Holzhauer donates $10,000 to charity that helps students stay in school

Channel 10 news - Sat, 06/01/2019 - 13:30

"Jeopardy!" champion James Holzhauer has won $2.065 million and counting and he's already given some of it away. Now, he and his wife Melissa have donated $10,000 to the nation's leading dropout prevention organization.

"We are incredibly moved by the generosity of James & Melissa Holzhauer for their $10,000 donation today," the nonprofit Communities in Schools of Nevada wrote on Facebook this week. They are truly #AllInForKids and we are so grateful for their support!"

Communities in Schools of Nevada is a local branch of a nationwide organization that works to prevent K-12 students from dropping out of school. The nonprofit's initiatives include mental health services, tutoring and providing nutritional food to kids.

Holzhauer, 35, a professional gambler who lives in Las Vegas, became the second-ever "Jeopardy!" contestant to surpass $2 million in winnings. His win last Friday brought him one step closer to all-time champion Ken Jennings' $2.5 million record.

Communities in Schools of Nevada is just one of many Nevada-based charities reaping the benefits of Holzhauer's record-breaking wins. Earlier this month, he donated $10,000 to Project 150, a charity that supports homeless, displaced and disadvantaged high school students in Nevada, according to Project 150's Facebook page.

On May 3, the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Las Vegas posted a video thanking Holzhauer for his donation. "This Las Vegas resident supports families in medical crisis," a man says in the video. "Who is James Holzhauer?" workers for the charity respond in unison.

In April, Holzhauer donated to the Las Vegas Natural History Museum to fund its Live Animal department and its Open Door program, which provides free admission to students in underserved schools, according to the museum's Facebook page. That month, he also donated $10,000 to the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District Foundation.

Holzhauer has become a beloved local celebrity in Las Vegas and recently received a key to the Las Vegas Strip. Officials also declared May 2 James Holzhauer Day in Clark County.

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Johnsonville recalls more than 95,000 pounds of smoked sausage for possible plastic contamination

Channel 10 news - Sat, 06/01/2019 - 13:16

Johnsonville, LLC. is recalling more than 95,000 pounds of its ready-to-eat jalapeño cheddar smoked sausage products due to the possible contamination of extraneous materials.

The company announced Friday that the recall is for approximately 95,393 pounds of the product because it may be contaminated with hard green plastic. The items were produced and packaged on March 12 and March 13 and were shipped nationally and internationally.

The specific product subject to the recall is the 14 oz. film, vacuum packages containing “Johnsonville JALAPEÑO CHEDDAR Smoked Sausage” with a “Best By 06/09/2019” date on the back of the package. The products bear the establishment number "EST. 34224" inside the USDA mark of inspection.

According to the Food Safety and Inspection Service, the problem was discovered when they received a consumer complaint about plastic found in the product.

Anyone with the affected product is urged not to consume it and should instead throw it away or return it to eh place of purchase.

For more information about the recall, click here.

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Piketon residents' suit claims contamination from uranium plant site

Channel 10 news - Sat, 06/01/2019 - 12:47

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal lawsuit alleges that Ohio residents near a former uranium enrichment plant were exposed to radioactive contaminants that spread to other properties but weren't informed about it.

Several residents are suing over contamination from the site of the former Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant in Piketon and construction of a waste-disposal facility there. They're seeking damages and medical monitoring through the suit against companies involved in work at the site.

The suit filed in late May seeks class-action status to represent residents within seven miles of the site and students at a school where radioactive material was found , prompting its closure.

Messages seeking comment were sent to the main cleanup contractor at the plant site and the company that ran a uranium enrichment project there in recent years.

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Dog Walkers Weekly "Furr-cast" | June 1, 2019

Channel 10 news - Sat, 06/01/2019 - 05:19

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mostly to partly sunny today with temperatures climbing to around 80 across central Ohio. It will be a touch toasty out this afternoon, so keep your walks casual. A few pop-up showers and storms will be possible later this evening, with more scattered activity overnight.

Cloudy skies to kick off Sunday, with noticeably cooler conditions for your Sunday. A few spotty showers will be around in the morning with gradually clearing skies during the day. If you miss out on your long walks on Saturday, Sunday evening will feature more pleasant walking conditions.

The first couple mornings of the week may even feel a touch chilly but it will be great weather for you and your furry, little friends to enjoy together. This cool down will be brief, so get out and enjoy the cooler than normal conditions on Monday & Tuesday. Wednesday will feature more summer-like weather. Storm chances will linger through the remainder of the week as we head into another unsettled pattern.

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

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

The "Barking Message" for next week:
  • A little toasty on Saturday, so keep your pets hydrated and cool!
  • Avoid walking on hot surfaces. The grass is your friend!
  • Limit walks during the heat of the day and enjoy the pleasant start to next week!

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

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Mega Millions winning numbers: 7, 8, 26, 65, 67 and Mega Ball 4

Channel 10 news - Sat, 06/01/2019 - 05:15

The winning numbers for Friday night's Mega Millions jackpot are 7, 8, 26, 65, 67 and the Mega Ball is 4. The drawing is up to $444 million, the eighth-largest jackpot in Mega Millions' history.

If there is no winner, the next drawing will be Tuesday night.

Each ticket costs $2 and winners must match all the numbers, including the Mega Ball, to take home the full sum.

The Mega Millions winner has the option to take a one-time lump sum or be paid in annual installments of 10 to 25 years. Currently, the all-cash option for tonight's jackpot is at $287 million.

Mega Millions winning numbers
  • 7, 8, 26, 65, 67
  • Mega Ball: 4
  • Megaplier: 3X

Taking the jackpot's cash value is an option favored by most winners. Otherwise, the jackpot is doled out over 29 years. If nobody matches Friday's numbers, the next Mega Millions drawing will be Tuesday night.

Mega Millions tickets are $2 and are sold in 44 states, Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Powerball will hold its drawing Saturday night for an estimated $350 million jackpot.

Odds of winning

The odds of winning a jackpot remain abysmal at 1 in 302.5 million for Mega Millions and 1 in 292.2 million for Powerball.

Who buys lotto tickets?

About two-thirds of Americans gamble. Last year, they spent $72.97 billion on traditional lottery tickets, according to Gallup.

On average, that's $206.69 per person. "Our obsession with lotteries, with gambling, is that unicorn feeling of, like, 'maybe it'll be me,'" CBS News business analyst Jill Schlesinger said. She points out that some people don't necessarily play to win.

"They just want to take a moment out of their day to consider how to dream big," Schlesinger said.

The average American spends about $223 per year on lottery tickets, according to a survey from LENDedu. Massachusetts residents have the biggest taste for playing the odds, spending almost $763 per year on lottery tickets, the study found. North Dakotans are on the opposite end of the spectrum, spending about $44 per year on the lottery, or the lowest average figure among residents of all 50 states.

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2019-05-31 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Fri, 05/31/2019 - 21:34
Date: Friday May 31, 2019
Time: 9:57 PM
Duration: 4 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 19°
Approach: 15° above N
Departure: 10° above ENE

2019-05-31 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Fri, 05/31/2019 - 21:34
Date: Friday May 31, 2019
Time: 11:33 PM
Duration: 1 minute
Maximum Elevation: 43°
Approach: 18° above NW
Departure: 43° above WNW


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