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Trump signs orders to speed up energy projects, pipelines

Channel 10 news - Wed, 04/10/2019 - 14:47

CROSBY, Texas (AP) — President Donald Trump's support for shifting more power to states on Wednesday faded next to his affinity for oil and gas production, as he aimed to make it harder for states to block pipelines and other energy projects due to environmental concerns.

At the urging of business groups, Trump signed two executive orders designed to speed up oil and gas pipeline projects. The action came after officials in Washington state and New York used the permitting process to stop new energy projects in recent years, prompting complaints from Republican members of Congress and the fossil fuel industry.

"Too often badly needed energy infrastructure is being held back by special interest groups, entrenched bureaucracies and radical activists," Trump complained before signing the orders.

The Trump administration insisted it was not trying to take power away from the states but, rather, trying to make sure that state actions follow the intent of the Clean Water Act. Under a section of the law, companies must get certification from the state before moving ahead with an energy project.

Washington state blocked the building of a coal terminal in 2017, saying there were too many major harmful effects including air pollution, rail safety and vehicle traffic.

New York regulators stopped a natural gas pipeline, saying it failed to meet standards to protect streams, wetlands and other water resources.

Less than a week ago, nearly a dozen business groups told Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler that the environmental review and permitting process for energy projects "has become a target for environmental activists and states that oppose the production and use of fossil fuels."

The groups said in an April 5 letter that individual states shouldn't be able to use provisions of the Clean Water Act "to dictate national policy, thereby harming other states and the national interest and damaging cooperative federalism."

Trump singled out New York for his harshest criticism, saying "obstruction" by the state "was hurting the country."

Gov. Andrew Cuomo, D-N.Y., called Trump's executive order a gross overreach that would undermine his state's ability to protect water quality and the environment.

"States must have a role in the process for siting energy infrastructure like pipelines, and any efforts to curb this right to protect our residents will be fought tooth and nail," Cuomo said.

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, a candidate for the Democratic Party's presidential nomination, issued a joint statement with the state's attorney general, Bob Ferguson, calling the executive orders "an unprecedented assault on the right and obligation of every state to protect their waters and their communities."

"We intend to challenge any attempt by the administration to illegally constrain Washington's authority to protect our state's natural resources," the governor and attorney general said.

One of Trump's executive orders calls for the EPA to consult with states, tribes and others before issuing new guidance and rules for states on how to comply with the Clean Water Act.

The order also directs the transportation secretary to propose a rule allowing liquefied natural gas to be shipped in approved rail tank cars, and directs the labor secretary to review whether investment fund managers who invest based on social goals are fulfilling their responsibility to maximize shareholder returns.

Environmental groups described Trump's order as an effort to short-circuit a state's ability to review complicated projects. The environmental group Center for Biological Diversity said the orders would mark the fourth time Trump has used executive actions to streamline permits for fossil-fuel infrastructure.

"Trump's developing an addiction to executive orders that rubber-stamp these climate-killing projects," said Brett Hartl, the center's government affairs director.

Trump has linked growing gas and oil production in the U.S. with the creation of jobs and a reduction in fuel prices for consumers. He signed the orders while visiting the International Union of Operating Engineers International Training and Education Center, a union-run facility northeast of Houston.

Trade groups representing the oil and gas industry applauded the orders and said greater access to natural gas benefits families and the environment.

"When states say 'no' to the development of natural gas pipelines, they force utilities to curb safe and affordable service and refuse access to new customers, including new businesses," said Karen Harbert, president and CEO at the American Gas Association.

The second executive order is designed to ease the process for energy projects that cross international borders.

Currently, the secretary of state has the authority to issue permits for cross-border infrastructure such as pipelines. The executive order clarifies that the president will make the decision on whether to issue such permits.

The move follows Trump's decision last month to issue a new presidential permit for the long-stalled Keystone XL oil pipeline — two years after he first approved it and more than a decade after it was first proposed.

Trump signed the orders in between campaign fundraisers in San Antonio and Houston that were expected to net at least $6 million for Trump's re-election effort and the Republican Party.

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Local schools, SWACO work to educate students, limit waste production in Franklin County

Channel 10 news - Wed, 04/10/2019 - 14:03

COLUMBUS — According to the Mid-Ohio Food Bank, nearly 69 million meals are missed every year by Franklin County residents who go hungry. The Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio (SWACO) also estimates that 192 million meals are being sent to landfills by Franklin County residents and businesses.

All of SWACO’s involvement stems from their work to create the Central Ohio Food Waste Initiative, which is a collaboration of more than 60 organizations in central Ohio working together to address food waste.

To limit food waste, four local schools participated in a project funded by SWACO as a result of a grant received from The World Wildlife Fund and Kroger.

The education focuses on food waste prevention and conservation of our natural resources. Schools have introduced “food sharing tables” to make additional food available for students who are still hungry after lunch further reducing edible food from being sent to the landfill.

One of the schools, Maize Elementary, has been participating in the program for several weeks now and their Principal, Tiffany Genton, said that she’s amazed by how her students have limited their waste production.

“After they received the education and could see some of the pictures of the landfills, they began to understand how trash impacts all of us,” Genton said. “SWACO has been helping our students understand what they’re learning in the classroom can be taken into our school gardens, how we can compost and take our waste from our compost bins and add them to our gardens.”

After students are finished with lunch, they dispose of their remaining food materials into specific bins. SWACO will then weigh all of the material collected to learn how much of each type of food is discarded.

SWACO will then use the data collected from Maize Elementary and the three other schools to help create new programs for all Franklin County schools to use to decrease the amount of food wasted.

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Laurelville votes to dissolve police department

Channel 10 news - Wed, 04/10/2019 - 12:44

Laurelville is now contracted with the Hocking County Sheriff's Office for law enforcement services after their village council voted unanimously on the measure at a Monday meeting.

Hocking County Sheriff Lanny North assigned Deputy Rick Torchick and his K-9, Ilka, to patrol the village full time. Torchick has been in law enforcement for the past 26 years and has been a lifelong resident of the area.

Before this vote, the Laurelville Police Department was staffed by mostly volunteer officers. Laurelville Mayor Brent Ebert and members of council have expressed concern about the level of enforcement being provided by the village.

Village officials contacted Hocking County Sheriff Lanny North earlier this year to discuss the possibility of Hocking County providing coverage for the area.

Hocking County will utilize the police department facilities as a sub-station that allows for deputies to have office space.

Laurelville residents are encouraged to call the Hocking County Sheriff's Office Dispatch Center for assistance at (740) 385-2131.

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House passes bill to restore 'net neutrality' rules

Channel 10 news - Wed, 04/10/2019 - 12:11

The House has passed bill Wednesday to restore Obama-era "net neutrality" rules, but the legislation faces slim odds of making it through the Republican-controlled Senate.

The Save the Internet Act passed the Democrat-controlled House 232-190 Wednesday, with only one Republican vote in favor. But top Senate Republican Mitch McConnell said Tuesday that net neutrality is "dead on arrival in the Senate." The Trump administration also opposes the bill . Still, the effort to restore net neutrality could give Democrats political points on consumer protections.

The 2015 net neutrality regulations barred internet service providers like Comcast, Verizon and AT&T from blocking or slowing online traffic or from charging companies for faster lanes for consumers. They were highly partisan in Washington and came after a decade of telecom-industry resistance.

They were upheld by a federal appeals court, but the Federal Communications Commission scrapped the rules after the Trump administration installed a Republican majority there. That meant there was nothing stopping ISPs from interfering with internet traffic so long as they disclosed it.

The net-neutrality saga continued as tech companies and nearly two dozen U.S. states sued to undo the 2017 repeal and restore the 2015 measure. A decision by a federal appeals court on that is pending. California also has a net-neutrality law which is on hold until the appeals court decision.

In Congress, Republicans have introduced three other bills that net-neutrality advocates say are too weak because they don't give the FCC the power to go after potential bad behavior by ISPs aside from blocking, throttling and charging internet companies for zippier access to users.

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Sullivant Hall evacuated after gas leak near Ohio State's campus

Channel 10 news - Wed, 04/10/2019 - 10:43

Crews are working to repair a gas leak near the Ohio State University campus.

Columbus police said High Street is shut down near East 15 Avenue as they fix the leak.

Ohio State Emergency Management said Sullivant Hall has been evacuated out of an abundance of caution.

No other buildings have been evacuated.

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Proposal to honor Ohio popular presidential vote withdrawn

Channel 10 news - Wed, 04/10/2019 - 10:24

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A ballot measure proposing to give Ohio's electoral votes to the presidential candidate who wins the national popular vote has been withdrawn.

The proposed amendment would have forced lawmakers to assure the Electoral College's votes were delivered to whichever candidate won the most votes nationally, rather than the most votes within Ohio.

Organizers of the proposed constitutional amendment withdrew the measure Tuesday in a letter to Republican Secretary of State Frank LaRose. Ohioans for Making Every Vote Matter, the group behind the effort, said in a statement that there wasn't sufficient time for gathering enough signatures to qualify for the Nov. 5, 2019, ballot.

The group added that it plans to continue working to "raise the importance of a national popular vote" for the presidential election with Ohio voters.

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Pictures show pollen haze over North Carolina

Channel 10 news - Wed, 04/10/2019 - 09:38

Shots taken over North Carolina on Monday captured pollen haze that made the landscape look yellow. The images taken by Jeremy Gilchrist show an area in the city of Durham.

The pictures were captured as the region saw a spike in pollen concentrations. A pollen report operated by North Carolina's Division of Air Quality described the pollen "severity" in nearby Raleigh for Sunday into Monday as "very high."

Pollen in the state in the early spring mostly comes from trees. Grasses peak in May, and weeds increase in June, CBS Raleigh affiliate WNCN reported.

The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, a not-for-profit organization, says pollen is a common trigger of seasonal allergies. And scientists say climate change is prolonging allergy season -- and the suffering that goes along with it.

Deforestation and the burning of fossil fuels are sending more greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. Those gases in turn warm the planet and extend allergy season. Some studies have even found that additional carbon dioxide may even cause some plants to produce even more pollen.

"In 2000, there were about 8,000 pollen grains per meter cubed. In 2040, it's projected to be around 20,000," Dr. Tara Narula said last year on "CBS This Morning."

The News Journal in Wilmington, Delaware, reported last week that local doctors are seeing more people who are suffering from allergies, and that they are suffering for longer periods of time.

Local historical data shows that Delaware appears to be getting warmer. Delaware State Climatologist Daniel Leathers said that has meant a longer span between frosts when plants can bloom and grow.

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Attorney General says 'I think spying did occur' on Trump campaign

Channel 10 news - Wed, 04/10/2019 - 09:30

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General William Barr said Wednesday he is reviewing the origins of the Trump-Russia investigation, declaring he believed the president's campaign had been spied on and wanted to make sure proper procedures were followed.

"I think spying on a political campaign is a big deal," Barr told senators at a budget hearing that, like a similar House hearing Tuesday, was dominated by questions about special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation.

It was not immediately clear what "spying" Barr was referring to, but President Donald Trump's supporters have repeatedly made accusations of political bias within the FBI and seized on anti-Trump text messages sent and received by one of the lead agents involved in investigating whether the Trump campaign was colluding with Russia.

Barr, who was nominated to his post by Trump four months ago, told a Senate appropriations subcommittee that though he did not have specific evidence of wrongdoing, "I do have questions about it." His review is separate from a Justice Department inspector general investigation into the early days of the FBI's Russia probe, which Barr said he expects to conclude sometime around May or June.

"I feel that I have an obligation to ensure government power was not abused," Barr said.

Barr also said he expected to release a redacted version of Mueller's nearly 400-page report next week — a slight change from the estimate he gave Tuesday, when he said the release would be within a week.

Though he said the document will be redacted to withhold negative information about peripheral figures in the investigation, Barr said that would not apply to Trump, who is an officeholder and central to the probe.

Democrats said they were concerned that a four-page summary letter of the report's main conclusions Barr released last month portrayed the investigation's findings in an overly favorable way for Trump. The letter said that Mueller did not find a criminal conspiracy between Russia and Trump associates around the time of the 2016 election and that Barr did not believe the evidence in the report was sufficient to prove the president had obstructed justice.

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WATCH: Ryan Day holds press conference ahead of Ohio State Spring Game

Channel 10 news - Wed, 04/10/2019 - 08:06

Ohio State head football coach Ryan Day addresses the media ahead of this weekend's spring game.

Spring Game Details:

The 2019 LifeSports Spring Game, presented by Nationwide, is scheduled for Saturday, April 13 at Ohio Stadium with a noon start time. Parking is free.

General admission prices are $5 plus a limited number of $15 reserved club seats. Children under the age of 6 are free in the general admission areas.

Current Ohio State students get in free with a valid OSU ID.

Construction on the north end of the C Deck will reduce seating capacity for the spring game.

Tickets can be purchased at http://go.osu.edu/19FBSpringGameTix, in person at the OSU Athletics Ticket Office or by calling 1-800-GOBUCKS (select option 3).

Group tickets – $4 for groups of 50 or more – are available by calling the Group Sales Office at 1-800-GOBUCKS (select Option 2).

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2-year-old boy with spina bifida now running after taking inspiring first steps

Channel 10 news - Wed, 04/10/2019 - 05:13

A little boy from Kansas, born with a rare condition, has become an inspiration around the world. A video, now seen by millions, captured the moments 2-year-old Roman Dinkel defied the odds and walked for the first time.

Roman has spina bifida, a birth defect that prevents the spinal cord from forming properly. He also had hydrocephalus, extra fluid around the brain. He had two surgeries on his brain before his first birthday, and one on his spine before he was even born.

Every case is different, but spina bifida affects every part of life.

Since CBS News first spoke to his parents, Whitney and Adam Dinkel, Roman is not just walking, but running. He also just got to go to Disney. But for Whitney and Adam Dinkel, who also have two older children, the breakthroughs are surrounded by constant questions.

"When he gets a headache or something, we have to take that seriously. We can't just be like 'Oh, you're fine,'" Whitney said.

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"As parents we have to continue to check the boxes and be like 'Is this a normal kid thing? Or is this a hydrocephalus thing? Or is this a spina bifida thing,'" Adam said.

Whitney said with spina bifida, you're never fully "out of the woods."

"You just kind of learn to live in the woods," she added.

Their Facebook page lets people around the world learn more about spina bifida, as they share Roman's journey and his message.

"He just shows what love should look like. For any human being, this is what the world should look like," Adam said.

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Family warns other parents after their son died in a Fisher-Price sleeper

Channel 10 news - Wed, 04/10/2019 - 04:50

The American Academy of Pediatrics Tuesday joined growing calls to have a Fisher-Price baby sleeper recalled. Consumer Reports has linked 32 infant deaths to that sleeper.

In December 2017, Keenan and Evan Overton awoke to find their 5-month-old son Ezra on his stomach unresponsive.

"I saw Ezra, face down with his nose squished into the back of the seat, and he was already passed away. I picked him up and he was like a doll," Keenan Overton said.

Ezra died of suffocation, and the Overtons say his Fisher-Price Rock 'n Play Sleeper was to blame. They're speaking out to warn other parents, in the wake of a Consumer Reports investigation that found 32 babies have died in a Rock 'n Play similar to the one used by their once healthy, happy son.

"We had no reason to suspect that it would be dangerous because it was Fischer-Price. You would think it's a reputable company," Evan Overton said.

Consumer Reports author Rachel Peachman said the magazine found deaths of babies younger than 3 months, and says the sleepers' very design, on an incline, poses a risk to infants because they can suffocate if their heads tilt forward.

"With this product being out on the market being marketed as a sleeper, parents are confused," she said.

In a statement to CBS News, Fisher-Price said the product meets safety standards and while
"the loss of a child is tragic and heart-breaking," it's "essential that the product warnings and instructions are always followed."

But the Overtons said they had none of those warnings and did everything they could to keep Ezra safe.

"I hope that it's never on the shelves again," Evan Overton said.

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Batter up! Commit to be Fit and clean up the community

Channel 10 news - Wed, 04/10/2019 - 04:13

COLUMBUS, Ohio (10TV) - Committing to be fit and helping the community can go hand-in-hand. For those with a competitive edge, the opportunity is here with the Columbus Litter League.

The Columbus Litter League is a baseball-themed, competitive initiative to clean up city neighborhoods.

Teams made up of neighborhood groups, faith organizations, civic organizations or individuals can participate in community cleanups, then send their data in for scoring.

The community improvement program, Keep Columbus Beautiful, will pick the most heavily littered areas around Columbus and assign each team an area to clean up twice a month.

Opening Day is May 18 and will include an All American Ballpark Lunch. The season runs through Aug. 24.

Points are earned based on number of bags filled and can be tracked on the Litter League website.

Click here for more information about the initiative.

Register for the Columbus Litter League here.

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Allergist explains why several Ohio cities rank high for spring allergies

Channel 10 news - Wed, 04/10/2019 - 04:01

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Sneezing. Coughing. Itchy eyes. A lot of people in Ohio are dealing with these allergy symptoms.

The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America ranked Columbus number 46 as the *worst in the country for spring allergies" in 2019. Toledo, Dayton, Cleveland, and Akron were also in the top 50.

Dr. Andrew Dang with Premier Allergy and Asthma says trees in the state are partially to blame.

"And if you look around everywhere we have a lot of trees and the trees here are the type that generate a lot of allergenic pollens. The ones we breathe and cause congestion, runny nose, post nasal drip, the drainage down the throat that causes throat clearing, our voice changes," the doctor explained.

Dr. Dang says climate also plays a role.

"It's because at this latitude, temperate climate, we have a lot of trees that have a lot of pollen that travel for miles in the air. They're very air-borne pollens, pollens that cause a lot of allergies and unfortunately, Ohio is right in that perfect temperature area."

There are a number of over-the-counter solutions that help people- sprays, steroids, and antihistamines. There are also oral treatments and shots.

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Magic Johnson abruptly resigns as Lakers' president

Channel 10 news - Wed, 04/10/2019 - 01:10

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Magic Johnson abruptly quit as the Los Angeles Lakers' president of basketball operations Tuesday night, citing his desire to return to the simpler life he enjoyed as a wealthy businessman and beloved former player before taking charge of this tempestuous franchise just over two years ago.

Johnson didn't tell owner Jeanie Buss or general manager Rob Pelinka about his shocking decision before he announced it in front of reporters about 90 minutes before the final game of the Lakers' sixth consecutive losing season.

Los Angeles, which is missing the NBA playoffs yet again despite the offseason addition of LeBron James, played well after Johnson's announcement, but still lost 104-101 to Portland.

"I want to go back to having fun," Johnson said, fighting off tears. "I want to go back to being who I was before taking on this job. We're halfway there with LeBron coming (last summer). I think this summer, with that other star coming in, whoever is going to bring him in, I think this team is really going to be in position to contend for a championship with the growth of the young players."

Johnson didn't directly tie his decision to the future of Luke Walton, but the third-year coach was widely expected to be fired by Johnson. Without using names, Johnson repeatedly mentioned Buss' affinity for Walton, who was in place before Johnson got his job in February 2017, and Johnson's desire not to cause upheaval between the owner and her chosen coach.

"(On Wednesday) I would have to affect somebody's livelihood and their life," Johnson said. "And I thought about it and I said, 'That's not fun for me. That's not who I am.' And then I don't want to put her in the middle of us, even though she said, 'Hey, you can do what you want to do.' I know she has great love for him and great love for me."

Johnson and Buss had a three-hour meeting Monday about the direction of the 16-time NBA champion Lakers, who haven't made the postseason since 2013. Magic claimed he didn't finalize his decision until Tuesday morning.

"Somebody is going to have to tell my boss, because I know she's going to be sick," Johnson said. "But I knew I couldn't face her face-to-face and tell her."

Buss didn't attend the Lakers' season finale, although Johnson waited by the executive parking area at Staples Center in hopes of seeing her. Buss tweeted her reaction at halftime.

"Earvin, I loved working side by side with you," Buss wrote. "You've brought us a long way. We will continue the journey. We love you."

Walton, who is 98-148 in three seasons, refused to say much about Johnson's announcement after the loss to Portland: "I found out when you guys did. It was 80 minutes before the game ... and I haven't had any time to really process it."

Clearly blindsided by Johnson's announcement, the Lakers also issued a team statement at halftime.

"There is no greater Los Angeles Laker than Earvin Johnson," it said. "We are deeply grateful to Magic for all that he has done for our franchise as a player, an ambassador and an executive. ... He will always be not only a Lakers icon, but our family. As we begin the process of moving forward, we will work in a measured and methodical fashion to make the right moves for the future of our organization."

Johnson's desire for his old life wasn't the only reason for his departure. He also said he is tired of being investigated or fined by the NBA for tampering when he comments on basketball on Twitter or even speaks to another organization's player.

Johnson, a longtime broadcaster and respected basketball figure before moving into the front office, has been investigated four times for tampering after everything from a joking comment about Paul George on Jimmy Kimmel's talk show to his response to an email sent to him by Philadelphia's Ben Simmons.

"I thought about Dwyane Wade retiring (Wednesday), and I can't even tweet that out or be there," Johnson said. "Serena Williams called me a week ago and said, 'Will you mentor me and be on my advisory board?' And I said, 'Yeah, I'm going to do that.' So when Ben Simmons called and we went through the proper channels and they made me look like the bad guy out of that situation, but I didn't do anything wrong ... I was thinking about all those times, all those guys who want me to mentor them or be a part of their lives, and I can't even do that. I had more fun on the other side."

Johnson, who will turn 60 in August, also has many thriving business interests along with ownership stakes in the Los Angeles Dodgers and Los Angeles FC.

Johnson's sudden decision ends another chapter in the remarkable life of the star point guard from Lansing, Michigan, who won an NCAA championship at Michigan State before claiming five NBA titles and three league MVP awards during his 12-year playing career as the leader of the Showtime Lakers.

Johnson retired in 1991 after he tested positive for HIV, but later returned briefly to the Lakers as a player and a coach. Johnson says his current health is ideal, and he insists no health concerns were part of his decision to quit the job that seemed to be his ultimate destiny.

Johnson was hired along with Pelinka when Buss dismissed her brother, Jim, and GM Mitch Kupchak just 26 months ago. The Buss children's father, Jerry, had long envisioned Johnson in a powerful role in the Lakers' front office, and Jeanie put Magic in charge of shaking up her storied franchise in decline.

Immediately after taking the job, Johnson stated his plan to land at least two free-agent superstars to return the Lakers to immediate title contention. That plan rankled feelings around the league and got him in trouble when he publicly acknowledged the Lakers' interest in George, which led to an investigation that eventually stuck the Lakers with a $500,000 fine for Pelinka making improper contact with George's agent.

Johnson made several personnel moves to clear salary cap space for his ultimate goal, notably trading guard D'Angelo Russell to Brooklyn largely to rid the Lakers of Timofey Mozgov's onerous contract in 2017.

Johnson also criticized Russell for his maturity and playing style on the way out the door, but Russell has blossomed into an All-Star leader for the playoff-bound Nets. Some of Johnson's other moves have worked out much better, including the Lakers' drafting of Lonzo Ball, the acquisition of Kyle Kuzma and the bargain signing of center JaVale McGee.

And though James was in charge of his decision to join the Lakers last summer, LeBron credited Magic with closing the deal in a meeting before he agreed to a four-year contract.

But after James strained his groin at Christmas and subsequently sat out for the longest injury absence of his 16-year NBA career, the Lakers were unable to compile enough midseason wins to stay in playoff contention. The Lakers also slumped before the trade deadline when Johnson aggressively pursued disgruntled New Orleans superstar Anthony Davis in a trade that would have required the Lakers to give up much of their talented young core.

James was shut down for the season late last month, and he watched the Lakers' season finale in street clothes on the bench. He wasn't available to reporters after the game.

The Lakers have missed the postseason in each of their three springs since Johnson and Pelinka took over, and Magic didn't stick around long enough to see whether his plan would yield another free-agent star this summer — when the likes of Kawhi Leonard and Kevin Durant should be in play — or next, when Davis should be available.

The Lakers compiled their best record in six years this season, but were eliminated from playoff contention by Russell's Nets back on March 22. Los Angeles had never missed the playoffs in more than two consecutive seasons before this six-year drought.

Johnson remained publicly supportive of Walton, but Magic also was widely known to agree with Walton's detractors who aren't impressed by his offensive game planning and rotations. Johnson's decision to step down likely means the Lakers won't make a decision on Walton's future until a new front office is in place.

Johnson and Pelinka, Kobe Bryant's former agent, didn't know each other before they were paired by Buss, but Johnson said he worked well with Pelinka. Johnson also pointedly refused to say whether Pelinka should remain as the Lakers' general manager, saying the decision rested solely with Buss, whom he repeatedly called "my sister."

"She doesn't know I'm standing here," Johnson said. "Because I knew I would be crying like a baby in front of her."

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Safety on Cleveland Avenue a concern after 7-year-old killed in crash

Channel 10 news - Tue, 04/09/2019 - 20:43

COLUMBUS, Ohio - As friends and family mourn the loss of Lillie Reed, who died in a car crash on Saturday, the crash has many taking a look at that stretch of road in the Linden neighborhood.

Drivers travel right by a memorial at 12th Avenue and Cleveland Avenue where the 7-year-old was killed. That crash is still under investigation. The tragedy has many questioning the safety of the stretch of road.

“Speeding, a lot of speeding. A lot of cutting off people,” said Whitney Tucker. Mom of two, Tucker, tries to avoid the busy road.

According to the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission, the intersection at Cleveland Avenue and Innis Road has the 10th most accidents in the region. There are several other intersections along the Cleveland Avenue stretch in the top 100.

“Cleveland Avenue is basically a highway right now. I'm sure these people are going 50 miles per hour down the road,” said John Lathram, the chairman of the North Linden Area Commission.

Lathram said the group is working with the city and other partners to try and cut down on accidents in the area. According to Columbus police, there were more than 900 crashes from Cleveland Avenue at Innis Road to Cleveland Avenue and 12th Avenue last year.

“I just want people to realize we need to slow down. There are kids on the street, there are schools in the neighborhood. It's getting ready to be summer and these kids are going to be out on the street,” Lathram said.

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Veterans welcomed home to Columbus after Honor Flight

Channel 10 news - Tue, 04/09/2019 - 19:49

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Many gathered at John Glenn Columbus International Airport Tuesday night to welcome veterans back from Washington, D.C. as they returned on an honor flight.

More than 100 World War II, Korean War, and Vietnam War veterans headed to the nation's capital to see the war memorials.

"It's remarkable what these people are doing for the veterans - to show their appreciation for what they've given to us," said Ron Conkle who served with the Army in the Vietnam War and Korean War.

Among the veterans, 10 received a Purple Heart and one has a Bronze Star.

Honor Flight Columbus does not cost anything for veterans. The group said students from many schools have held fundraisers and are significant contributors.

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2019-04-08 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Tue, 04/09/2019 - 19:34
Date: Monday Apr 8, 2019
Time: 8:58 PM
Duration: 3 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 54°
Approach: 39° above W
Departure: 15° above SE

2019-04-09 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Tue, 04/09/2019 - 19:34
Date: Tuesday Apr 9, 2019
Time: 9:44 PM
Duration: 1 minute
Maximum Elevation: 10°
Approach: 10° above WSW
Departure: 10° above SW

2019-04-10 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Tue, 04/09/2019 - 19:34
Date: Wednesday Apr 10, 2019
Time: 8:53 PM
Duration: 3 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 20°
Approach: 18° above WSW
Departure: 11° above S

Ground beef sold at Meijer recalled over plastic concerns

Channel 10 news - Tue, 04/09/2019 - 19:17

More than 40,000 pounds of ground beef has been recalled, including some sold at Meijer stores, because there may be hard pieces of plastic in the product.

The voluntary recall affects the Meijer’s 1 lb. ground beef prepackaged by JBS Plainwell.

The food was sold between March 22, 2019 and April 9, 2019 in all Meijer stores in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky and Wisconsin.

There have been no reported injuries.

The problem was discovered when two complaints were filed about reports of green, hard plastic in the beef.

The recall affects the following products, which has the establishment number “EST. 562M” inside the USDA mark of inspection or printed on the bottom of the label according to the United States Department of Agriculture.

  • 1-lb. plastic wrapped ground beef loaf with “fresh from Meijer GROUND BEEF 80% LEAN 20% FAT” with case code 47283 and sell by date of 4/10/2019 represented on the label.
  • 1-lb. plastic wrapped ground beef loaf with “fresh from Meijer GROUND BEEF 85% LEAN 15% FAT” with case code 47285 and sell by date of 4/10/2019 represented on the label.
  • 1-lb. plastic wrapped ground beef loaf with “fresh from Meijer GROUND BEEF 90% LEAN 10% FAT” with case code 47290 and sell by date of 4/10/2019 represented on the label.
  • 1-lb. plastic wrapped ground beef loaf with “LEAN GROUND BEEF” with case code 42093 and sell by date of 4/10/2019 represented on the label.
  • 1-lb. plastic wrapped ground beef loaf with “CERTIFIED GROUND SIRLOIN” with case code 42090 and sell by date of 4/10/2019 represented on the label.
  • 1-lb. plastic wrapped ground beef loaf with “CERTIFIED GROUND ROUND” with case code 42085 and sell by date of 4/10/2019 represented on the label.
  • 1-lb. plastic wrapped ground beef loaf with “Fresh! BLACK ANGUS GROUND CHUCK” with case code 42283 and sell by date of 4/10/2019 represented on the label.
  • 1-lb. plastic wrapped ground beef loaf with “CERTIFIED GROUND CHUCK” with case code 81631 and sell by date of 4/10/2019 represented on the label.
  • 1-lb. plastic wrapped ground beef loaf with “GROUND BEEF” with case code 81629 and sell by date of 4/10/2019 represented on the label.


People who bought the affected ground beef are asked to throw it away or return it to the place of purchase.

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