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1 week after tragedy, Dayton community fosters resilience through support

Channel 10 news - Sun, 08/11/2019 - 17:07

It's been a week since nine people lost their lives in the Oregon District. Sunday, people continue to add on to the memorial, paying their respects.

All day people from the community, strangers and family members of the victims came to look at the growing memorial. Many said it's hard to put into words how they are feeling, just seven days after the shooting.

Natalie Phillips who was born and raised in Dayton, said everyone here is like family.

"We're all friends, this is where we live where we work where we spend our time," Phillips said.

She said she is friends with many of the workers from Ned Peppers Bar who were there the night of the shooting. She got chocked up describing what it's like to see people supporting Dayton and supporting the family members of the victims.

"it just shows humanity," Phillips said.

Flowers, candles, many inspirational phrases written in chalk and uplifting posted notes can be seen all along East 5th Street.

A lot of people here today are still trying to process why this would happen.

"I don't have an answer and honestly I don't think we're close to having an answer, the only thing we can do is come together unfortunately this is a little too late," Chico Grajeda said.

David Partridge said he knew the gunman and told us ten years ago didn't have many good memories interacting with him.

He said he isn't surprised he would do something like this, but Partridge said the shooting should have never happened.

"It's a really difficult thing what happened and things like this keep happening all over the country and I just hate seeing people get hurt I hate seeing people commit these atrocities and its just a terrible thing to happen," Partridge said.

Although there is an immense amount of support pouring into the area, many people we spoke to said healing is going to take time. They said for some of the family members, they want them to know they are standing behind them and they support them.

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Ohio native John Legend visits Dayton’s Oregon District; calls for stricter gun laws

Channel 10 news - Sun, 08/11/2019 - 16:30

DAYTON, Ohio — Musician John Legend made a visit to Dayton, Ohio Sunday and called on lawmakers to pass stricter gun laws in the wake of the deadly shooting on Aug. 4 that left nine people dead.

Legend, originally from Springfield, Ohio, accompanied Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley as they made stops in the Oregon District.

In a press conference Sunday evening, Legend made a plea for action.

"We think there's nothing we can do but giving up is really not the option. We have to live without the fear of being shot. We have to come together and do something about it," he said. "We have heard politicians send thoughts and prayers, failing to act. We are done with that."

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Police: 5 children dead following Pennsylvania day care fire

Channel 10 news - Sun, 08/11/2019 - 14:10

ERIE, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a morning fire in Pennsylvania claimed the lives of five children and sent another person to the hospital.

Lt. Szocki of the Erie Police Department said the victims died in a fire in Erie reported at about 1:15 a.m. Sunday.

Chief Guy Santone of the Erie Fire Department says the victims ranged in ages from 8 months to 7 years.

The Erie Regional Chamber and Growth Partnership lists a day care at the fire address. Erie Police Chief Dan Spizarny told the Erie Times-News that detectives are working to determine whether any of the victims were staying at the day care.

Chief Fire Inspector John Widomski told The Erie Times-News that a woman who also lives at the residence was flown to UPMC Mercy for treatment. Fire Chief Guy Santone told the paper that a neighbor was also injured.

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Crowds come together for Festival Latino; reflect on tragedies in Dayton, El Paso

Channel 10 news - Sun, 08/11/2019 - 13:37

COLUMBUS, Ohio — From the food to the music and the trinkets, there's a lot to enjoy at Festival Latino.

2019 is the fourth time the festival has come to Columbus. Ramona Reyes of Our Lady of Guadalupe says it's an important tradition.

"It's important for us to come together as a community and know that we support each other and know that there are people that are our partners, colleagues and that not everyone is about hate," she said.

Hate and fear had some second-guessing whether they should come to such a public event after the mass shooting in Dayton, and especially after Hispanics were targeted in the mass shooting in El Paso last weekend.

Fanny Hamilton is from Monterey, and used to shop at the Walmart where the shooting happened.

"It was a little bit emotional a little, what a shame" she said. But she went on to say that she wouldn't let hate keep her from celebrating her culture. Columbus police say they are there to make sure everyone can celebrate safely.

"When there's an event around the country involving a crowd, a mass shooter, attack or whatever it is, I think law enforcement in general all looks at that and analyzes it," said Lieutenant Paul Weiner. "We compare it to what we are doing now and we are always trying to improve what we are doing."

Lieutenant Weiner has been working at the festival for 15 years, and says he's glad to see people aren't hiding in fear but adds that they should be more mindful of their own safety.

"I think you can't live under a rock. You have to be aware of your surroundings. Rest assured, we are taking extra precautionary steps to provide a safe atmosphere," he said.

Hamilton says that it's better to get out there and enjoy the festival than to stay at home.

"That's what this is for," she added.

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1 taken to hospital following crash in downtown Columbus

Channel 10 news - Sun, 08/11/2019 - 12:18

COLUMBUS, Ohio — One person was taken to Nationwide Children's Hospital following a crash in downtown Columbus.

It happened just before 1:15 p.m. at the intersection of West Mound Street and South Front Street.

Dispatchers told 10TV the person taken to Nationwide Children's Hospital is in stable condition.

Police on the scene told 10TV that the crash involved a public utility truck with Columbus City.

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Police: Child caught in shooting crossfire grazed by bullet

Channel 10 news - Sun, 08/11/2019 - 10:49

CLEVELAND — Police say several males were shooting at each other in Cleveland when a 7-year-old girl was caught in the crossfire and grazed by a bullet.

Cleveland police report that the shooting occurred near an intersection in the city's Union-Miles neighborhood shortly before 10:30 p.m. Saturday. A bullet grazed the child's back.

Police say she was treated at a hospital.

Authorities said they weren't sure how many people were involved in the shooting. No arrests were immediately made by police.

The investigation continued Sunday.

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Scientists warn of too many pink salmon in North Pacific

Channel 10 news - Sun, 08/11/2019 - 09:50

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Biological oceanographer Sonia Batten experienced her lightbulb moment on the perils of too many salmon three years ago as she prepared a talk on the most important North Pacific seafood you'll never see on a plate — zooplankton.

Zooplanktons nourish everything from juvenile salmon to seabirds to giant whales.

But as Batten examined 15 years of data collected by instruments on container ships near the Aleutian Islands, she noticed a trend: zooplankton was abundant in even-number years and less abundant in odd-number years.

Something was stripping a basic building block in the food web every other year. And just one predator fit that profile.

"The only thing that we have in this whole area with an up and down, alternating-year pattern is pink salmon," said Batten of Canada's Marine Biological Association.

Pink salmon are wildly abundant in odd-number years and less abundant in even-number years. They comprise nearly 70 percent of what's now the largest number of salmon populating the North Pacific since last century.

But an increasing number of marine researchers say the voracious eaters are thriving at the expense of higher-value sockeye salmon, seabirds and other species with whom their diet overlaps.

In addition to the flourishing wild populations of pink salmon, Alaska hatcheries release 1.8 billion pink salmon fry annually. And hatcheries in Asian countries contribute an additional 3 billion-plus fish.

"We're putting too many mouths to compete with the wild fish out there," says Nancy Hillstrand, owner of a fish processing company near Homer, Alaska, who has been lobbying Alaska wildlife authorities to reduce hatchery output.

A 2018 study estimated 665 million adult salmon in the North Pacific. Pink salmon dominated at 67%, followed by chums at 20% and sockeye at 13%. Salmon abundance since the late 1970s has been enhanced by favorable ocean conditions but hatcheries account for 15% of the pinks, 60% of the chums and 4% of the sockeyes.

State regulators say they have no evidence that the ocean has reached its carrying capacity for hatchery fish, which rewarded Alaska commercial fishermen with sales averaging $120 million for 2012 through 2017. They are loath to seek a reduction in hatchery output because of the economic, societal and cultural value of the fish.

"The program has been successful and continues to provide benefit to Alaskans," said Bill Templin, chief fisheries scientist for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.

But scientists who don't have a connection to the department take a different view.

Alan Springer, professor emeritus at the Marine Science Institute at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, sees detrimental effects in seabirds whose diets overlap with pink salmon.

"There's a finite amount of what they eat out there," he said.

Springer co-wrote a 2014 paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that noted reproduction of tufted puffins and kittiwakes nosedives in years of pink salmon abundance.

A 2018 paper in the same journal linked years of abundant pink salmon with mass mortalities of short-tailed shearwaters.

"We looked for other potential drivers in the environment," Springer said. "We couldn't find any."

Greg Ruggerone, president of Natural Resources Consultants in Seattle, began analyzing pink salmon interactions with sockeye salmon in 2009 when the sockeye population collapsed in British Columbia's Fraser River. Sockeye returns fell when pink salmon were abundant, he said, and the sockeye were 1 pound (0.45 kilograms) smaller in those years.

The results, Ruggerone said, suggest "there is this link between sockeye salmon and pink salmon related to competition for food."

A University of Washington study published in Nature Ecology & Evolution concluded that climate warming is creating favorable conditions for sockeye leaving in freshwater for Alaska's Bristol Bay, allowing them to grow faster in lakes and leave for the ocean after one year instead of two, said lead author Timothy Cline.

However, competition from wild and hatchery salmon — both pinks and chums released by Japan — delayed sockeye maturation and kept them in saltwater an extra year.

"There's pretty consistent evidence coming out in the last decade that we are at or near that carrying capacity and it's starting to have impacts on growth and survival of salmon all over," he said.

The state of Alaska is nearing the end of a 12-year study looking at the proportions of hatchery fish that swim into streams, said Templin, chief fisheries scientist.

The state is not studying whether hatchery pink salmon are thriving at the expense of sockeye, Chinook salmon, seabirds or other ocean residents, he said, noting that correlations do not indicate causes.

Changing ocean conditions may affect various species differently and make one of them better able to survive, Templin said. He's not ready to recommend a reduction in hatchery output because of the economic, societal and cultural value of hatchery fish.

Ruggerone would like to see rigorous debate on the pros and cons of releasing billions of hatchery salmon, especially pinks.

"There's really no other species in the ocean that we are aware of that we have data that can explain these biennial patterns that we see," he said.

If it's not pink salmon causing problems in other species, Springer said, state scientists should suggest what is.

"We're not making this stuff up," he added.

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Ohio restaurant gives convicts a second chance

Channel 10 news - Sun, 08/11/2019 - 08:03

CLEVELAND-- EDWINS restaurant in Cleveland aims to tackle one of the nation's biggest problems: Convicts getting out of prison and then going right back in. The expanding restaurant empire, led by Brandon Chrostowski, only trains those who have had a run in with the law, in an attempt to give them a shot at a better life.

Two decades ago, Chrostowski was 18 and dealing drugs. When he got caught, he found himself in front of a forgiving judge. Instead of sentencing him to five to 10 years in prison, the judge put him on probation – a decision Chrostowski credits to "the color of my skin and the grace of God."

Chrostowski eventually started working at a kitchen in his home town of Detroit. He later trained at the Culinary Institute of America, and was soon working at top French restaurants in Paris and New York. But the second chance he got was always in the back of his mind. So he came up with a plan: to open the best French restaurant in the world – in Cleveland.

"I just looked at where the worst high school graduation rate was, and Cleveland, Ohio, happened to be the number two city in the country where people in high school didn't graduate," he said. "So I figured that's a place that it's needed."

Everyone who trains at EDWINS – short for "education wins" – has had some run-in with the law, and many spent years in prison. Chrostowski aims to redirect their lives with a restaurant boot camp, a six-month program that provides housing, a library, donated clothes, and even a small farm.

Students take classes on a wide range of topics, including the art of champagne tasting and opening. The days are long -- noon until midnight – and only 30% of students make it through.

When he tells potential students about the program, he said, he gets two different responses. "First, 'I have no idea what you're talking about,' he said. "The other is, 'If you give me sand, I'll drink it. Just give me an opportunity. I'll take it, because that opportunity hasn't been there in the past.'"

His long-term goal, he said, is to change the perception of those who have spent time in prison, or struggled with hard times or addiction. Chrostowski also trains those still doing time inside 13 Ohio prisons. His students include convicts with sentences for murder, kidnapping and armed robbery. And despite that they're given knives for activities like filleting salmon, he said "it's the most at peace I feel all week… It's really the safest place that you ever could be."

"When I'm here and you're here with someone who's focused, and dedicating their life to the culinary arts, to improving, to fulfilling potential… There's no greater space to be in with another human being," he said.

Darrell Lempeck is nearing the end of a decade-long sentence for drug trafficking and weapons charges. He said he's ready to put in the work to keep himself from going back to prison – and Chrostowski's classes have "without a doubt" helped. "[It] gives me a purpose," he said.

Chrostowski's non-profit is funded by his main restaurant and private donations – but he says he won't take any government money.

According to the DOJ, in the 10 years following release from prison, the recidivism rate of convicts is up to 83%. Out of EDWINS' 350 graduates, Chrostowski said the recidivism rate is 1.4%.

"This thing is supported by like seven-year-olds, who've given like $4 of their allowance, $4 dollars in a Ziploc bag of coin. And the next day it's a half million dollar check," he said. "So from the very least of us to the very most of us it works. And without that it doesn't work. So the hero here is a community, the community of people."

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Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth split after less than year of marriage

Channel 10 news - Sun, 08/11/2019 - 07:58

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth have separated after less than a year of marriage.

A representative for the singer said Saturday the pair decided a break was best while they focus on "themselves and careers."

Cyrus and Hemsworth, who starred in "The Hunger Games" films, have been an on-and-off again couple for more than a decade.

They married in December.

The representative said the pair will remain "dedicated parents to all of their animals they share." They requested privacy.

The entertainers both starred in the 2010 romantic drama "The Last Song."

The split was first reported Saturday by People magazine.

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Police offering reward for information on suspect in theft case

Channel 10 news - Sun, 08/11/2019 - 07:52

COLUMBUS-- Police are searching for a suspect in a theft from last month.

On July 19, at approximately 3:30 a.m., an unidentified suspect used a stolen credit card at the Walmart on Stringtown Road in Grove City.

The credit card had just been stolen, along with the victim’s vehicle, from the Summit Apartments in Grove City.

Several other vehicles also had items stolen out of them from the same apartment complex.

Grove City Police Detective Ryan is the lead investigator on this case.

Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward for any information leading to the arrest and/or indictment of the person(s) responsible for this crime. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 614-461-TIPS (8477) or go to their website at www.stopcrime.org and e-mail your tip.

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Hate won't stop the Festival Latino

Channel 10 news - Sun, 08/11/2019 - 06:53

Columbus, Ohio - From the food to the music and the trinkets, there's a lot to enjoy at Festival Latino.

2019 is the fourth time the festival has come to Columbus. Ramona Reyes of Our Lady of Guadalupe says it's an important tradition.

"It's important for us to come together as a community and know that we support each other and know that there are people that are our partners, colleagues and that not everyone is about hate," she told 10TV's Lacey Crisp.

Hate and fear had some second-guessing whether they should come to such a public event after the mass shooting in Dayton, and especially after Hispanics were targeted in the mass shooting in El Paso last weekend.

Fanny Hamilton is from Monterey, and used to shop at the Walmart where the shooting happened.

"It was a little bit emotional a little, what a shame" she said. But she went on to say that she wouldn't let hate keep her from celebrating her culture. Columbus police say they are there to make sure everyone can celebrate safely.

"When there's an event around the country involving a crowd, a mass shooter, attack or whatever it is, I think law enforcement in general all looks at that and analyzes it," said Lieutenant Paul Weiner. "We compare it to what we are doing now and we are always trying to improve what we are doing."

Lieutenant Weiner has been working at the festival for 15 years, and says he's glad to see people aren't hiding in fear- but adds that they should be more mindful of their own safety.

"I think you can't live under a rock. You have to be aware of your surroundings. Rest assure we are taking extra precautionary steps to provide a safe atmosphere," he said.

Hamilton says that it's better to get out there and enjoy the festival than to stay at home. "That's what this is for," she added.

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Franklin County Sheriff investigating shooting near Rickenbacker Airport

Channel 10 news - Sun, 08/11/2019 - 06:11

COLUMBUS – The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting that happened Saturday night.

It happened at the intersection of Buckeye Circle and Elm Road around 11 p.m.

The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation is also on scene assisting the sheriff’s office.

No other information was immediately available.

Stay with 10TV and 10TV.com on this developing story.

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Manhunt for escaped Tennessee inmate continues into 4th day

Channel 10 news - Sun, 08/11/2019 - 05:42

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The search continues for a Tennessee convict charged with sexually assaulting and strangling a corrections administrator, then escaping on a tractor.

The manhunt Saturday for 44-year-old Curtis Ray Watson is in its fourth day, with no credible sightings despite 369 tips. Rewards totaling $57,000 are available for information leading to Watson's arrest.

An affidavit says Watson was discovered missing about 11 a.m. Wednesday, several hours after being seen near the house at West Tennessee State Penitentiary where 64-year-old employee Debra Johnson lived. Authorities say Johnson was found deceased in the house with a cord around her neck.

Watson had been tasked with mowing duties at 7 a.m. that day, with access to a golf cart and tractor.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation tweeted Saturday that it believes Watson remains in the surrounding area.

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Bicyclist in critical condition after being hit by van in southeast Columbus

Channel 10 news - Sat, 08/10/2019 - 20:49

COLUMBUS, Ohio—A man is in critical condition after being hit by a van in southeast Columbus

A van was traveling on Gender Road near Shannon Road when it struck a male bicyclist shortly after 9 p.m. Saturday night.

The man on the bike was taken to Mount Carmel East in critical condition.

The person in the van was not injured.

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Zardes, Santos help Crew SC rally to tie FC Cincinnati 2-2

Channel 10 news - Sat, 08/10/2019 - 20:30

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Gyasi Zardes and Pedro Santos scored and the Columbus Crew overcame a two-goal deficit to tie FC Cincinnati 2-2 on Saturday night in the first regular-season game between the in-state rivals.

Columbus (7-14-5) is unbeaten in its last five games.

Santos ripped a rising left-footer from 30 yards out past the outstretched arms of goalkeeper Przemyslaw Tyton to tie it in the 62nd minute.

Darren Mattocks headed home a corner kick from Victor Ulloa in the 16th and Emmanuel Ledesma side-netted a finish in the 23rd minute to give Cincinnati a 2-0 lead. Roland Lamah played a cross from the left flank that slipped through three defenders in the area to Ledesma who patiently trapped it before blasting a right-footer.

Gyasi Zardes drew a foul, conceded by Maikel van der Werff, in the penalty area and converted from the spot in the 45th to make it 2-1 at halftime.

Expansion FC Cincinnati (5-17-3) is winless, with four losses, in its last five.

Columbus missed two on two chances in the closing minutes. Youness Mokhtar played a low cross through the area but Zardes missed high in the 90th minute, and David Accam banged a right-footer off the crossbar in the third minute of stoppage time.

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1 in critical condition following shooting in east Columbus

Channel 10 news - Sat, 08/10/2019 - 19:56

COLUMBUS, Ohio — One person is in critical condition following a shooting in east Columbus Saturday evening, according to police.

Columbus police say the call came in at 9:20 p.m. on Lakeside North. The victim was taken to Grant Medical Center.

Police did not release any suspect information at this time.

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Multiple crews respond to warehouse fire in west Columbus

Channel 10 news - Sat, 08/10/2019 - 19:22

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Multiple crews are responding to a fire in west Columbus Saturday evening.

The fire is at a warehouse located in the 1100 block of Milepost Drive. Traffic cameras on I-70 west of the city show smoke in the distance.

There is no word on any injuries at this time.

Stay with 10TV and 10TV.com for updates on this developing story.

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Crew SC, FC Cincinnati teams hold "#DaytonStrong" banner together before rivalry matchup

Channel 10 news - Sat, 08/10/2019 - 19:11

COLUMBUS, Ohio — While the #HellisReal hashtag took over social media accounts amid a highly-anticipated rivalry matchup, two Ohio Major League Soccer teams took a moment to honor a different slogan representing resilience and community — #DaytonStrong.

Players from the Columbus Crew SC and FC Cincinnati stood side-by-side, holding up the banner that showed support for the fellow Ohio city.

#DaytonStrong pic.twitter.com/cbLC6SHiwT

— Columbus Crew SC (@ColumbusCrewSC) August 10, 2019

FC Cincinnati posted a video of the moment, partnered with the words "Bigger than soccer. #DaytonStrong"

Bigger than soccer. #DaytonStrong pic.twitter.com/LqsV51tzKz

— FC Cincinnati (@fccincinnati) August 10, 2019

The phrase "Dayton Strong" spread after the Dayton area was hit hard by tornado damage. Now, the phrase represents a community supporting each other in the wake of a deadly shooting on Aug. 4, where 9 people were killed and more than 30 others were injured.

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Former Ohio State QB JT Barrett signs with Seattle Seahawks

Channel 10 news - Sat, 08/10/2019 - 18:01

The Seattle Seahawks added former Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett to its roster, the NFL team announced Saturday.

The @Seahawks made the following roster moves this morning. https://t.co/pBWgKmLwXw

— Seahawks PR (@seahawksPR) August 10, 2019

The move comes after one of the team’s current quarterbacks, Geno Smith, had to undergo surgery to get a cyst removed from his knee. The Seahawks are set to face off against the Minnesota Vikings in the preseason on Sunday. Smith is expected to miss 7-10 days, according to Head Coach Pete Carroll.

The Seahawks also announced it added former Marshall player, Juwon Young, as a linebacker.

Barrett was signed by the New Orleans Saints as a free agent last year. He was recently waived by the team.

In his career at Ohio State, Barrett threw for 9,434 yards and 104 touchdowns along with 3,263 rushing yards with 43 touchdowns.

Barrett left Columbus with 38 wins as a starter and a total of 38 school and conference records. He was a three-time quarterback of the year in the Big Ten.

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Ohio State Highway Patrol investigates small plane crash at Newark-Heath Airport

Channel 10 news - Sat, 08/10/2019 - 07:59

HEATH – The Granville Post with the Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a small plane crash that happened at the Newark-Heath airport Saturday morning.

It happened around 9:30 a.m. at 530 Heath Road.

Authorities told 10TV, the pilot suffered minor injuries from the crash.

No other information was immediately available.

Stay with 10TV and 10TV.com on this developing story.

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