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Dedication of John and Annie Glenn Museum to be held May 19

Channel 10 news - Mon, 05/13/2019 - 13:58

NEW CONCORD, Ohio (AP) — The John and Annie Glenn Museum will be dedicated as a site on the National Register of Historic Places this month in the late astronaut's hometown of New Concord.

The museum, which was John Glenn's boyhood home, will be dedicated in a May 19 ceremony in the Muskingum County village roughly 70 miles east of Columbus. The Glenns' daughter, Lyn, will help dedicate the property.

The former U.S. senator was born in Cambridge and moved to New Concord with his family in 1923. He was the first American to orbit the Earth and served 24 years as a Democrat in the Senate.

The museum has also been designated an Ohio historic site and is on the National Park Service's Register of Historic Places.

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Felicity Huffman pleads guilty in college admissions scheme

Channel 10 news - Mon, 05/13/2019 - 13:46

BOSTON (AP) — "Desperate Housewives" star Felicity Huffman pleaded guilty Monday in the college admissions bribery scheme, the biggest name to do so in a scandal that has exposed the lengths to which some wealthy parents will go to get their children into top universities.

The Emmy-winning actress, 56, could face prison time after she admitted to participating in the nationwide scam, in which authorities say parents bribed coaches, rigged entrance exams or both to game the admissions system.

Huffman pleaded guilty in federal court to paying an admissions consultant $15,000 to have a proctor correct her older daughter's answers on the SAT. She also considered going through with the plan for her younger daughter before ultimately deciding not to, authorities say.

She arrived at court holding the hand of her brother Moore Huffman Jr. and did not say anything to journalists. In court, she wore a gray dress and a sweater and sat flanked by her attorneys while her brother watched from the front row. Her husband, actor William H. Macy, didn't attend.

She stood with her hands clasped in front of her and responded, "Yes, your honor," when asked whether she understood the charges.

Sentencing was set for Sept. 13. Prosecutors are seeking four to 10 months behind bars. Because she agreed to plead guilty, prosecutors said they would recommend four months in prison, but the judge could also choose not to put her behind bars at all.

Huffman apologized in a statement last month and said she will accept the consequences. She said she "betrayed" her 18-year-old daughter, who was not aware of her plan.

"This transgression toward her and the public I will carry for the rest of my life. My desire to help my daughter is no excuse to break the law or engage in dishonesty," Huffman said.

Investigators have said Macy, 69, was with her when admissions consultant Rick Singer explained how he could arrange for the cheating because he "controlled" a test center. Both Huffman and Macy agreed to the plan, authorities say, but Macy has not been charged. Prosecutors have not explained why.

California businessman Devin Sloane also pleaded guilty Monday to paying $250,000 in bribes to get his son into the University of Southern California as a fake water polo recruit.

Authorities say he gave a total of $250,000 to Singer's sham charity and the USC women's athletic program to have his son designated as a water polo recruit even though he didn't play the sport.

Officials say Sloane even bought athletic gear online and worked with a graphic designer to create a bogus photo of his son playing the sport for the teen's application.

Huffman and Sloane are among 14 parents who agreed to plead guilty in the biggest admissions scandal ever prosecuted in the U.S., known as "Operation Varsity Blues." The scandal involving prestigious schools across the country has also embroiled prominent college coaches.

The parents are accused of paying Singer to bribe coaches in exchange for helping their children get into schools as fake athletic recruits. Singer also paid off entrance exam administrators to allow someone else to take tests for students or fix their answers, authorities say.

Huffman was among the stars of the popular ABC series "Desperate Housewives," which won her an Emmy Award in 2005. Huffman was also nominated for an Oscar for playing a transgender woman in the movie "Transamerica."

Experts differ on whether Huffman's swift acceptance of responsibility will leave her with an acting career.

After Huffman agreed to plead guilty, Netflix officials said a film starring her, "Otherhood," would not be released as planned in April and a new date would be determined. A limited series featuring Huffman on the Central Park Five case is expected to debut this month.

Some parents have decided to fight the charges.

They include fellow actress Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, who have pleaded not guilty to paying $500,000 in bribes to get their daughters into the University of Southern California as crew recruits even though neither of them is a rower.

Loughlin and Giannulli, who are also charged with money laundering conspiracy, have not publicly commented on the allegations.

Singer has pleaded guilty to charges including racketeering conspiracy. He began working with authorities last year and secretly recorded his conversations with Loughlin, Huffman and other parents in the hopes of getting a lenient sentence.

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Ohio teen loses more than 100 pounds walking to school every day

Channel 10 news - Mon, 05/13/2019 - 13:22

A student in Canton is receiving praise from his school district after an incredible weight loss.

The Canton City School District posted on Facebook about McKinley Senior High School student Michael Watson who lost 115 pounds.

“After years of being overweight, Michael took matters into his own hands,” the district wrote.

The district said he “adopted a healthier lifestyle of eating and exercise by taking the road less traveled.”

They added that Michael walked to school every single day regardless of the weather for his sophomore, junior and senior year.

The district said Michael is looking forward to graduating and working full-time.

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MercyMe bringing 'Imagination Nation' tour to Columbus

Channel 10 news - Mon, 05/13/2019 - 11:10

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The popular Christian band MercyMe is bringing extending its "Imagination Nation" tour.

The band will perform along with Crowder and Micah Tyler at Nationwide Arena on Saturday, Oct. 5.

The tour comes on the heels of the film "I Can Only Imagine" inspired by MercyMe frontman Bart Millard’s real-life story behind the song.

Tickets go on sale Friday, May 17 at 10 a.m.

“Imagine Nation Tour” Dates:
* all dates subject to change

  • October 3 - Buffalo, NY
  • October 4 - Pittsburgh, PA
  • October 5 - Columbus, OH
  • October 6 - Roanoke, VA
  • October 8 - New York, NY
  • October 11 - Saginaw, MI
  • October 12 - Cleveland, OH
  • October 13 - Grand Rapids, MI
  • October 17 - Birmingham, AL
  • October 18 - Columbia, SC
  • October 19 - Norfolk, VA
  • October 20 - Raleigh, NC
  • October 24 - Dayton, OH
  • October 25 - Louisville, KY
  • October 26 - Evansville, IN
  • October 27 - Nashville, TN
  • November 1 - Charlotte, NC
  • November 2 - Duluth, GA
  • November 3 - Tupelo, MS
  • November 7 - TBD
  • November 8 - Tulsa, OK
  • November 9 - St. Louis, MO
  • November 10 - Champaign, IL
  • November 14 - Colorado Springs, CO
  • November 15 - TBD
  • November 16 - Cedar Park, TX
  • November 17 - Ft. Worth, TX
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Year-long renovation of Ohio Statehouse garage to begin

Channel 10 news - Mon, 05/13/2019 - 10:26

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A planned year-long renovation of the Ohio Statehouse garage is set to begin this week.

The garage renovation starting Monday is considered the biggest Statehouse update since a complete renovation in the 1990s. The three-level underground garage was built in 1964 and last restored in 1993.

The renovation has been scheduled for a while, but the Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board said earlier this year that ceilings and floors on the bottom two floors of the garage were worse off than anticipated.

The advisory board says drivers will have access to each level during construction. The board says about 300 spaces, or one-quarter of the total, will be affected by the renovation during the project.

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Westerville honor guard delivers fallen officers cruiser doors to national memorial

Channel 10 news - Mon, 05/13/2019 - 10:26

Bagpipes ring out at the National Law Enforcement Memorial as fellow officers, families and complete strangers pay their respects to those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

“Last year was a year we came here very somber and didn't participate much. This year is much different for us. We are extremely involved. We want to show how much we loved these two, how much respect we have for them and what they've done for the city of Westerville. We want to represent them well,” said Corporal Aaron Dickison with the Westerville Police Department’s Honor Guard.

February 10, 2018 is a date that is etched in the minds of those in Westerville. Now, it is on the memorial wall as well. Fallen Westerville police officers Eric Joering and Anthony Morelli's names have been added to the wall of the thousands of law enforcement officers across the country who have given their lives for our safety.

“This year is special. It's big for all of the division of Westerville. Last year was tough for us for police week. Anthony and Eric lost their lives in February. Police week happens in May of every year,” Dickison explained.

Westerville police department's honor guard took the car doors from Anthony and Eric's cruisers and placed them at the memorial.

“The doors are significant when it comes to officers who lost their life in the line of duty. These doors are even more significant to us because these are the actual doors that were on their vehicle the day Anthony and Eric lost their lives,” Dickison said.

As the melody of amazing grace echoes around the memorial, Westerville officers are hoping that grace will lead them, and the Morelli and Joering families home.

“Just to represent Anthony and Eric and to support the families. That's the biggest thing right now. The families still need support. What better support than the guys they worked with and the police department.,” Dickison said.

Fallen Westerville officers honored in Washington D.C.

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US measles cases still climbing, topping 800 for year

Channel 10 news - Mon, 05/13/2019 - 10:13

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials say this year's count of measles cases has surpassed 800, a growing tally that is already the nation's highest in 25 years.

A total of 839 cases were reported as of last week. That's the most since 1994, when 963 were reported for the entire year.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released the latest numbers Monday.

In all, 23 states have reported cases this year. The vast majority of illnesses have been in New York — most of them among unvaccinated people in Orthodox Jewish communities.

That pattern continued last week, with most of the 75 new cases coming from New York.

Measles was once common in the U.S. but gradually became rare after vaccination campaigns that started in the 1960s.

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Ohio 4-year-old dies after finding gun from dad, a state trooper

Channel 10 news - Mon, 05/13/2019 - 09:54

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say the 4-year-old son of an Ohio state trooper found his father's gun and accidentally shot and killed himself.

A coroner ruled Monday that all evidence points to the boy shooting himself after finding an unsecured weapon inside his home in Toledo. Police say the boy on Sunday had been taken to a hospital where he died.

The coroner identified the boy as 4-year-old Evan Sun. Authorities say he suffered one gunshot wound to the head.

The State Highway Patrol identified the trooper and boy's father as Fu Sun of its Toledo post.

Toledo police say the investigation is continuing and the patrol says it will look into the division-issued gun involved in the shooting.

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'Empire' to get 1 more season on Fox amid schedule shake-up

Channel 10 news - Mon, 05/13/2019 - 08:36

NEW YORK (AP) — "Empire" will return for its final season this fall on Fox — with Jussie Smollett a question mark — and should count itself lucky.

Fox, the lowest-rated network among the big four broadcasters, is hitting the reset button for the 2019-20 season by cancelling eight shows and adding 10 new ones.

"Empire" companion drama "Star" is among the goners as the network makes room for an eclectic mix of wrestling, two new animated comedies and a "9-1-1" spinoff starring Rob Lowe.

"We are turning the final season of 'Empire' into a large television event," Fox Entertainment CEO Charlie Collier told a teleconference Monday. "One of the great benefits of announcing a final season is that you actually allow the fans to lean in and have the ending they deserve."

Collier dodged questions about Smollett's future with the show after the actor was accused of staging an attack in which he said two masked men beat him, hurled racist and homophobic slurs at him, doused him with a chemical substance and put a rope around his neck. Criminal charges were dropped but the uproar has yet to subside, making Smollett a continued publicity liability for Fox.

When pressed, Collier said there is an option to include him in the series "but at this point we have no plans for that."

As for "Star," which had been paired on the schedule with "Empire," it fell victim to Fox's prime-time schedule, which is an hour shorter per night than the other networks, Collier said. The network also wanted to give "Empire" a strong send-off by pairing it with returning medical drama "The Resident," he said.

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Water heater to blame for carbon monoxide deaths of Genoa Township family, investigation finds

Channel 10 news - Mon, 05/13/2019 - 07:53

DELAWARE, Ohio — The carbon monoxide deaths of four members of the Reitter family in Genoa Township was caused by a water heater that was installed by Gabe Reitter and a friend, according to Genoa Township Police investigation.

Investigators were also able to determine that the hot water heater model Navien NPE-240A tankless system is similar to a water heater that was part of US Consumer Product Safety Commission recall.

The water heater in the Reitter's home was not part of that recall.

Fifty-year-old Richard Gabriel Reitter III, his wife Jennifer Reitter, 49, and their two kids Richard Gabriel Reitter IIII, 15, and Grace Reitter, 13, along with their 3 dogs were found dead inside their home on May 2.

According to the investigative report, during a preliminary inspection of appliances, police and fire personnel observed the exhaust pipe on top of the hot water heater was slightly dislodged. A Delaware County code compliance inspector examined the water heater on May 2 and reported it did appear to be code compliant, but no permit was on file for the installation as required by Ohio Residential Code 2013, Section 105.1.

Investigators say they did not find carbon monoxide detectors in the home.

Navien released the following statement:

We were notified today of the death of the Reitter family based on their exposure to carbon monoxide. Our hearts go out to their family, friends and community for this tragic loss. We are extending our immediate cooperation to authorities in investigating how and why the exhaust pipe, which is attached to the water heater during its installation, became dislodged. The safety of our consumers is of utmost importance, and we will complete our investigation as swiftly as possible.

Other findings from the report:

  • On May 3 Genoa Township Police Department had the hot water heater and furnace examined by a forensic engineering company. When an operational trial was initiated the water heater immediately began emitting high levels of carbon monoxide. Testing had to be stopped before it was possible to conclude if the cause of carbon monoxide was faulty installation or a faulty unit; that determination will require more extensive testing. The furnace was found to be in good working order.
  • The Genoa Township Fire Department learned that on May 5, 2019, the Fort Morrow Fire District in Marion County, Ohio responded to a similar incident in which an individual survived after being exposed to carbon monoxide in their home. The source of carbon monoxide in the Marion County incident was a Navien NCB-240E tankless water heater that had been converted from natural gas to propane. It was installed in September 2018.
  • Genoa Township Police and Fire Departments reviewed photographs of the hot water heater in the Marion County incident and noted the exhaust pipe was dislodged in what seems to be the same location and manner as the unit in the Reitter home.
  • Genoa Township Police briefed the family of the deceased and their lawyers on May 9th on the status of the investigation. It was stressed that Genoa Township Police cannot say whether the cause of the carbon monoxide was due to faulty installation or a product defect. Further testing would be required to make that determination at the discretion of the executor(s) of the estate and/or the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
  • The Genoa Township Police Department makes no allegations or assertions that the cause of the carbon monoxide was due to human or product error; that remains undetermined.

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Cleveland Cavaliers sign Michigan's John Beilein to a 5-year deal

Channel 10 news - Mon, 05/13/2019 - 07:32

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cavaliers went back to college to get a coach.

John Beilein has left Michigan following a successful 12-year run and will take his shot in the NBA, signing a five-year contract with Cleveland on Monday.

The 66-year-old Beilein wasn't thought to be on the team's radar, but the Cavs are confident he's the right choice to continue their rebuild and get them back to relevance following a 19-63 season.

"John is one of the most accomplished and innovative basketball minds and leaders in the entire game," Cavs general manager Koby Altman said in a statement. "He has a unique ability to create an outstanding culture that will promote the development of young players and provide a solid structure to the entire program; not to mention the fact that John Beilein wins everywhere he goes.

"We are excited coach Beilein is joining our organization as we continue to build the foundation that any enterprise needs to be successful and competitive year in and year out."

The deal with Beilein came together quickly in the past 24 hours and was finalized Sunday after the Cavs had spent the weekend in Denver interviewing several NBA assistants.

While Beilein lacks pro experience, he's long been regarded as one of college hoops' best minds and has shown an ability to develop young players. His hiring is a bit of a surprise since it was expected the Cavs would hire a younger coach for their growing team. Cleveland is expected to surround Beilein with an experienced staff.

"We could not be more thrilled to name John Beilein as the new coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers," said owner Dan Gilbert, a Michigan State alum who plucked his new coach from his alma mater's rival. "First, John is a great human being. He cares deeply about his players and others who work for him and around him. ... John is a brilliant basketball mind and last but not least, John Beilein is a winner."

The Cavs were able to lure Beilein away from Michigan, where he was the winningest coach in school history with a 278-150 record in 12 seasons. He had talks with the Detroit Pistons last year when they were in the market for a new coach, but Beilein said he was never offered that job.

Beilein called Cleveland's job "the perfect fit for me."

"With hard work and dedication by all of us, we will grow this team day by day and reinforce a culture of success that sustains itself with strong core values," Beilein said. "Cleveland is a great city with amazing fans and I am really looking forward to calling Cleveland home for years to come."

The Cavs are rebuilding following a stormy season that followed the departure of LeBron James. Cleveland fired coach Tyronn Lue after six games and then mutually parted ways with Larry Drew after the season.

Beilein inherits a young Cleveland team that includes All-Star forward Kevin Love and point guard Collin Sexton, who had a strong rookie season. Cleveland's roster should get an upgrade in the draft and the Cavs are hoping for some more luck in Tuesday's lottery, where the winner will have a shot at Duke All-American Zion Williamson.

Cleveland will have a 14 percent chance at getting the No. 1 overall pick.

Altman said he wanted a "culture-driving" coach when he began his search last month for the team's sixth coach since 2013. The team spoke with numerous NBA assistants before sitting down last week in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with Beilein. The team has long been impressed with Beilein as an offensive tactician, and they had a connection with him as he coached Cavs assistant general manager Mike Gansey at West Virginia.

When Beilein arrived at Michigan, long known for its strong football program, for the 2007-08 season, the Wolverines hadn't made the NCAAs since 1998. He led them to nine appearances, reaching the Sweet 16 five times and the Final Four in 2013 and 2018. Michigan lost in the title game to Louisville and Villanova, respectively.

Beilein also had health issues last year, undergoing a double-bypass operation in August.

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Legendary actress and singer Doris Day dead at 97

Channel 10 news - Mon, 05/13/2019 - 07:11

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Doris Day, the sunny blond actress and singer whose frothy comedic roles opposite the likes of Rock Hudson made her one of Hollywood's biggest stars in the 1950s and '60s and a symbol of wholesome American womanhood, died Monday. She was 97.

In recent years, Day had been an animal rights advocate and her Doris Day Animal Foundation confirmed her death at her Carmel Valley, California, home. The foundation said she was surrounded by close friends.

"Day had been in excellent physical health for her age, until recently contracting a serious case of pneumonia, resulting in her death," the foundation said in a statement. It said she requested "no funeral or memorial service and no grave marker."

With her lilting contralto, wholesome beauty and glowing smile, Day was a top box-office draw and recording artist known for comedies such as "Pillow Talk" and "That Touch of Mink," as well as songs like "Whatever Will Be, Will Be (Que Sera, Sera)" from the Alfred Hitchcock film "The Man Who Knew Too Much."

Over time, she became more than a name above the title: Right down to her cheerful, alliterative stage name, she stood for a time of innocence and G-rated love, a parallel world to her contemporary Marilyn Monroe. The running joke, attributed to both Groucho Marx and actor-composer Oscar Levant, was that they had known Day "before she was a virgin."

Day herself was no Doris Day, by choice and by hard luck.

In her Oscar-nominated role in 1959's "Pillow Talk," the first of three films with Hudson, she proudly caught up with what she called "the contemporary in me." Her 1976 tell-all book, "Doris Day: Her Own Story," chronicled her money troubles and three failed marriages.

"I have the unfortunate reputation of being Miss Goody Two-Shoes, America's Virgin, and all that, so I'm afraid it's going to shock some people for me to say this, but I staunchly believe no two people should get married until they have lived together," she wrote.

Day was given a Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2004, as George W. Bush declared it "a good day for America when Doris Marianne von Kappelhoff of Evanston, Ohio decided to become an entertainer."

Although mostly retired from show business since the 1980s, she still had enough of a following that a 2011 collection of previously unreleased songs, "My Heart," hit the top 10 in the United Kingdom. The same year, she received a lifetime achievement honor from the Los Angeles Film Critics Association.

Designer Stella McCartney, an animal rights advocate, responded to Day's death Monday by tweeting: "The one, the only, the woman who inspired so much of what I do... Doris Day I love you, my calamity Jane. An iconic woman who I was hugely honoured to meet and share precious moments with. Rest in peace."

Playwright Paul Rudnick tweeted in part, "Doris Day was kind and decent, onscreen and off; she maintained her friendship with Rock Hudson after his AIDS diagnosis, in a climate of fear and abandonment — one of his last appearances was on a TV show with her."

Born to a music teacher and a housewife in Cincinnati, Day dreamed of a dance career but at age 12 broke her leg badly when a car in which she was traveling was hit by a train. Listening to the radio while recuperating, she began singing along with Ella Fitzgerald, "trying to catch the subtle ways she shaded her voice, the casual yet clean way she sang the words."

Day began singing at a Cincinnati radio station, then a nightclub, then in New York. A bandleader changed her name to Day after the song "Day after Day" to fit it on a marquee.

A marriage at 17 to trombonist Al Jorden ended when, she said, he beat her when she was eight months pregnant. She gave birth to her son, Terry, in early 1942. Her second marriage also was short-lived. She returned to Les Brown's band after the first marriage broke up.

Her Hollywood career began after she sang at a Hollywood party in 1947. After early stardom as a band singer and a stint at Warner Bros., Day won the best notices of her career with 1955's "Love Me or Leave Me," the story of songstress Ruth Etting and her gangster husband-manager. She followed with Hitchcock's "The Man Who Knew Too Much," starring with James Stewart as an innocent couple ensnared in an international assassination plot. She sang "Que Sera, Sera" just as the story reached its climax. The 1958 comedy "Teacher's Pet" paired her with an aging Clark Gable.

But she found her greatest success in slick, stylish sex comedies, beginning with "Pillow Talk." She and Hudson played two New Yorkers who shared a telephone party line. She followed with "The Thrill of It All," playing a housewife who gains fame as a TV pitchwoman to the chagrin of obstetrician husband James Garner.

The nation's theater owners voted her the top moneymaking star in 1960, 1962, 1963 and 1964.

Her first singing hit was the 1945 smash "Sentimental Journey," when she was barely in her 20s. Among the other songs she made famous were "Everybody Loves a Lover," ''Secret Love," and "It's Magic," a song from her first film, "Romance on the High Seas."

Critic Gary Giddins called her "the coolest and sexiest female singer of slow-ballads in movie history."

"Romance on the High Seas" had been designed for Judy Garland, then Betty Hutton. Both bowed out, and Day, recommended by songwriters Sammy Cahn and Jule Styne, won the role. Warner Bros. cashed in on its new star with a series of musicals, including "Calamity Jane," ''My Dream Is Yours," ''Tea for Two" and "Lullaby of Broadway." Her dramas included "Young Man with a Horn," with Kirk Douglas and Lauren Bacall, and "Storm Warning," with Ronald Reagan and Ginger Rogers.

Her last film was "With Six You Get Eggroll," a 1968 comedy about a widow and a widower who blend families.

"For those of us in my generation, Doris Day was synonymous with Hollywood icon," actor George Takei said on Twitter Monday.

In the 1960s, Day discovered that failed investments by her third husband, Martin Melcher, left her deeply in debt. She eventually won a multimillion-dollar judgment against their lawyer.

With movies trending for more explicit sex, she turned to television to recoup her finances. "The Doris Day Show" was a moderate success in its 1966-1973 run on CBS.

Day had married Melcher, who worked in her agent's office, in 1951. He became her manager, and her son took his name. In most of the films following "Pillow Talk," Melcher was listed as co-producer. Melcher died in 1969.

In her autobiography, Day recalled her son telling her the $20 million she had earned had vanished and she owed around $450,000, mostly for taxes. Terry Melcher, who died in 2004, became a songwriter and record producer, working with such stars as the Beach Boys. He was also famous for an aspiring musician he turned down, Charles Manson. When Manson and his followers embarked on their murderous rampage in 1969, they headed for a house once owned by Melcher, and instead came upon actress Sharon Tate and some visitors, all of whom were killed.

Day married a fourth time at age 52, to businessman Barry Comden in 1976.

Her wholesome image was referenced in the song "I'm Sandra Dee" in the 1971 musical "Grease," which included the lyrics: "Watch it, hey, I'm Doris Day/ I was not brought up that way/ Won't come across/ Even Rock Hudson lost/ His heart to Doris Day."

"The great Doris Day left us and took a piece of the sun with her," actress Goldie Hawn tweeted Monday. "She brighten our lives and lived out her life with dignity. May she rest peacefully."

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Ohio Senator Rob Portman raises another $1M for 2022 reelection bid

Channel 10 news - Mon, 05/13/2019 - 05:26

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A Republican senator from Ohio is amassing millions of dollars toward his 2022 reelection bid, which falls in the middle of President Donald Trump's would-be second term.

Sen. Rob Portman, of Cincinnati, added more than $1 million to his already healthy campaign fund Friday. A campaign spokesperson tells The Associated Press the money was raised at a hometown event hosted by members of the wealthy Lindner family.

Earlier last week, Portman's campaign said he raised $100,000 at a Cleveland fundraiser.

All that's on top of nearly $2.4 million Portman reported having on hand at the end of the first quarter.

Portman's early fundraising could be critical as he balances voter-friendly efforts at bipartisanship with support for a president who March polling showed makes 70% of Ohioans anxious or angry.

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Amazon to employees: We'll pay you to quit and haul packages

Channel 10 news - Mon, 05/13/2019 - 04:55

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon, which is racing to deliver packages faster, is turning to its employees with a proposition: Quit your job and we'll help you start a business delivering Amazon package.

The offer, announced Monday, comes as Amazon seeks to speed up its shipping time from two days to one for its Prime members. The company sees the new incentive as a way to get more packages delivered to shoppers' doorsteps faster.

Amazon says it will cover up to $10,000 in startup costs for employees who are accepted into the program and leave their jobs. The company says it will also pay them three months' worth of their salary. The offer is open to most part-time and full-time Amazon employees, including warehouse workers who pack and ship orders. Whole Foods employees are not eligible to receive the new incentives.

Seattle-based Amazon.com Inc. declined to say how many employees it expects to take them up on the offer.

The new employee incentive is part of a program Amazon started a year ago that lets anyone apply to launch an independent Amazon delivery business. It is part of the company's plan to control more of its deliveries on its own, rather than rely on UPS, the post office and other carriers. Startup costs start at $10,000 and contractors that participate are able to lease blue vans with the Amazon smile logo stamped on the side.

Overall, more than 200 Amazon delivery businesses have been created since it launched the program last June, said John Felton, Amazon's vice president of global delivery services.

One of them is run Milton Collier, a freight broker who started his business in Atlanta about eight months ago. Since then, it has grown to 120 employees with a fleet of 50 vans that can handle up to 200 delivery stops in a day. It has already been preparing for the one-day shipping switch by hiring more people.

"We're ready," says Collier.

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Rainy weather forces cancellation of paratrooper drop in Ohio

Channel 10 news - Mon, 05/13/2019 - 04:24

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Gloomy, rainy weather has forced cancellation of a planned drop in Ohio of paratroopers from a plane used in the D-Day invasion.

A C-53D Skytrooper named "D-Day Doll' had been ready to carry the Airborne Heritage Platoon paratroopers for the canceled drop Monday morning at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force.

The museum is showing movies about the amphibious assault that led to the liberation of France and the end of the Nazi regime.

Visitors can access tablets utilizing a French-developed technology called HistoPad. Users can contrast current views of historic sites with detailed re-creations of them, enhanced in this case with video footage, photos and maps and animation. It's the U.S. debut of HistoPads.

The museum plans more special events for the 75th anniversary on June 6.

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Fallen Westerville police officers honored as part of National Police Week in Washington, DC

Channel 10 news - Sun, 05/12/2019 - 16:57

Fifteen months ago, time stood still in Westerville. Two officers were shot and killed as they responded to a domestic violence call. Now, their brothers and sisters across the country are gathering in Washington, D.C. to honor them and all the fallen officers.

More than 300 names have been added to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial this year, all officers who have given the ultimate sacrifice. Among those names will be Westerville police officers Anthony Morelli and Eric Joering. More than half the department went to the nation’s capital to honor them.

“It’s another solemn event in this journey that we’ve been on. It’s an honor to be able to go — it’s terrible that we have to go, that we lost Tony and Eric,” said Interim Westerville Police Chief Charles Chandler.

February 10, 2018. A day etched in the minds of those in Westerville. Now, in the memorial.



“That (they) are willing to do what Tony and Eric did, they are willing to go towards gunfire. Tony and Eric didn’t have to go in that apartment. They went in and engaged. They continued to engage,” Chandler said.

Chandler still remembers vividly getting that call.

“I said, they just told me Eric is dead. I immediately got ready, got my stuff and went in. I was just kind of numb,” Chandler said.

Almost a year-and-a-half later, the Westerville Police Department is still dealing with the loss.

“It is a huge, huge loss. I don’t think there’s any other way you can put it. Those guys were warriors. They truly fought until the end,” Chandler said.

Those comrades will honor Eric and Tony's bravery and nearly 400 other fallen officers as their names are added to the memorial wall.



“It is a celebration in life. It is a celebration that there are people in this country that are willing to do our type of job,” Chandler said.

Over the next couple of days, those who put their lives on the line every day will honor and celebrate those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

“This is another step in dealing with (the) finality of the situation, to make sure they have their own time to reflect,” Chandler said.

Fallen Westerville officers honored in Washington D.C.

Categories: Ohio News

Carbonated pop container explodes, causes scare at Polaris Mall

Channel 10 news - Sun, 05/12/2019 - 14:12

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Columbus police are on the scene at Polaris Fashion Place Sunday afternoon after a carbonated pop container exploded.

Police were called around 3:30 p.m.to 1500 Polaris Parkway after several people reported a loud pop heard inside the mall.

*UPDATE 5/12/19: Sgt. Dana Hess was off duty shopping at the mall when the explosion happened, right next to it. She says a teen put nitrogen in his soda pop and it exploded. He was the only one injured. Minor injuries. https://t.co/asa00tQqZ3

— Columbus Ohio Police (@ColumbusPolice) May 12, 2019

Witnesses told 10TV they immediately evacuated the mall.

“It was a big boom I mean it kind of sounded like gunshots, so we saw people running so we all just started running to the back,” Polaris Shopper Mattie King said. “I fell trying to grab him and I only had one shoe and we got lost in the mix because my older two children were still in the mall shopping.”

King says people were running and screaming and the alarm system was going off.

Officers arrived to determine a carbonated container of pop exploded while an employee was changing out the machine at a kiosk in the mall. The employee was injured in this process, according to police.

"FYI: A kiosk at Polaris Fashion Place had a nitrogen mishap this afternoon. It was an isolated incident and our tenants remain open until 6 p.m. today," Polaris Fashion Place said on social media Sunday.

Authorities say the rumors on social media claiming an active shooter was false and the mall was never evacuated or on lockdown.

Police tweeted late Sunday about charges to follow after the panic caused by 911 calls:

WHAT CAUSED THE PANIC: 911 calls regarding gunshots@Polaris Fashion Place & that someone was shot. Dispatchers were soon advised by off-duty personnel@the mall that there were no gunshots/no shooting victims. There was an explosion of a bottle of nitrogen a kiosk. Charges to folo https://t.co/HJX8oAgB1j

— Columbus Ohio Police (@ColumbusPolice) May 13, 2019

This is a developing story. Stay with 10TV and 10TV.com for any updates.

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