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Body found of National Guardsman swept away by flood waters

Tue, 05/29/2018 - 14:26

Authorities have discovered the body of a missing Maryland man Tuesday after flash floods devastated Ellicott City over the weekend. Searchers found the body of 39-year-old Eddison Alexander Hermond after he went missing during the flood on Sunday, the Howard County Police Department said in a news release.

Hermond, a National Guard member and U.S. Air Force veteran, was found in the Patapsco River, just across the Baltimore County line.

Witnesses told police that Hermond was helping a woman find her pet when he was swept up in the rushing water.

Lt. Col. Charles Kohler, a spokesman for the Maryland Army National Guard, said Hermond was a sergeant assigned to the training department at the Camp Fretterd Military Reservation in Reisterstown. He said Hermond was not on duty Sunday evening and had not had guard training during the weekend.

He said Hermond spent more than 10 years on active duty in the U.S. Air Force, starting in 1996. After a break in military service, he joined the Maryland National Guard in 2009.

Police said there have been no other reports of missing persons since the flood.

Officials said Monday afternoon that nearly 300 people were rescued.

As the floodwaters receded late Sunday, officials were only beginning the grim task of assessing the destruction.

During a Sunday evening news conference, Kittleman said authorities aren't aware of any fatalities. But first responders and rescue officials were still going through the muddied, damaged downtown, conducting safety checks and ensuring people evacuated.

Categories: Ohio News

If your air conditioning goes out expect to wait for repairs

Tue, 05/29/2018 - 14:22

Central Ohio AC technicians are working overtime as the temperature spiked over the Memorial Day holiday weekend.

"Business is booming," says Logan AC and Heat Services Customer Service Supervisor Kristi Peters.

Kay Zhang of Dublin says her house was 78 degrees when her unit conked out. She's one of the lucky ones, she called Tuesday morning and got a repair crew to see her the same day.

But that's not the case for many homeowners who find themselves competing with everyone else to find a technician now.

"When it gets bad it gets really bad when they want service they want it yesterday so what have you done from it lately," says Peters.

Hetter Heating and Cooling say they are so busy, it will take a week before they can catch up to calls made Tuesday.

Atlas Butler and Heating and Cooling technician Brian Hooser says most of the problems he sees are units that either run out of freon or parts that wear down because of constant use.

Experts say its important homeowners get annual repairs, usually in the Spring, to help catch problems before the heat of the Summer.​

A typical heating and cooling tune-up typically costs between $70 and $150 and often includes two service visits a year, once before Winter and again before Summer.

According to Energy Star, changing a dirty filter can lower a unit’s energy consumption by 5 to 15 percent, and save you money on energy bills and early replacement.

A unit that is too small to cool a large space, or trying to cool a home to 64 degrees on a 90-plus-degree day, for example, can cause ice to build upon the unit. Having restricted airflow, running the unit when it’s cooler than 65 degrees outside and having insufficient refrigerant are other causes for ice buildup.

Categories: Ohio News

Beat the heat: Help your central Ohio neighbors stay cool this summer

Tue, 05/29/2018 - 13:57

COLUMBUS -- 10TV is asking central Ohioans to step up and help their neighbors stay cool this summer with the Beat the Heat fan drive in partnership with LifeCare Alliance.

Many of LifeCare’s clients cannot afford air conditioning and they have medical conditions that are exacerbated by extremely warm temperatures.

Here's what you can do:

  • Purchase a new fan
  • Drop it off at the nearest Franklin County, Madison County or Marion County fire station or the LifeCare Alliance facility at 670 Harmon Avenue
  • The Harmon Avenue location is open Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • The drive is happening now until Labor Day

10TV will also be holding a special drop-off event on June 18. Time and place will be announced soon.

Categories: Ohio News

Former state trooper pleads guilty in Ohio drug trafficking ring

Tue, 05/29/2018 - 13:51

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio trooper fired after he was charged in a drug trafficking ring has pleaded guilty to conspiracy and witness tampering charges.

Federal prosecutors say former State Highway Patrol trooper Jason Delcol and three others pleaded guilty to several charges on Tuesday.

He faces up to 40 years in prison on the drug-trafficking conspiracy charge.

A message seeking comment was left with his attorney.

Prosecutors say Delcol sold illegal drugs, provided an accomplice with a bulletproof vest and lied to police to protect the accomplice.

They say the drugs included testosterone, anabolic steroids, human growth hormone and oxycodone.

Delcol was one of six arrested in the scheme around the city of Delaware in central Ohio. The patrol fired Delcol right after federal authorities revealed the charges in February.

Categories: Ohio News

Tee times, pairings for 2018 Memorial Tournament

Tue, 05/29/2018 - 12:29

Below is a list of tee times for the first round of the Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village.

For more information on details such as parking and course policies, click here.

7:20 a.m.

TEE #1: Martin Laird, Byeong Hun An, Tom Hoge

TEE #10: Chesson Hadley, Luke List, Martin Piller

7:31 a.m.

TEE #1: J.J. Spaun, Peter Uihlein, Kiradech Aphibarnrat

TEE #10: Sung Kang, Whee Kim, Kevin Tway

7:42 a.m.

TEE #1: Bill Haas, Beau Hossler, Abraham Ancer

TEE #10: Kevin Streelman, Jamie Lovemark, Anirban Lahiri

7:53 a.m.

TEE #1: Henrik Stenson, Adam Scott, Jim Furyk

TEE #10: Adam Hadwin, Mackenzie Hughes, Brian Stuard

8:04 a.m.

TEE #1: Ted Potter, Jr., Austin Cook, Grayson Murray

TEE #10: Gary Woodland, Pat Perez, Stewart Cink

8:15 a.m.

TEE #1: Shane Lowry, David Lingmerth, Ernie Els

TEE #10: Patrick Reed, Justin Thomas, Rickie Fowler

8:26 a.m.

TEE #1: Russell Henley, William McGirt, Brian Gay

TEE #10: Justin Rose, Jason Dufner, Tiger Woods

8:37 a.m.

TEE #1: Patrick Cantlay, Kyle Stanley, Chris Kirk

TEE #10: Marc Leishman, Matt Kuchar, Louis Oosthuizen​

8:48 a.m.

TEE #1: Rod Pampling, Nick Watney, Kenny Perry

TEE #10: Andrew Landry, Brice Garnett, Bryson DeChambeau

8:59 a.m.

TEE #1: Yuta Ikeda, Will Zalatoris, Doc Redman

TEE #10: Cameron Davis, Joaquin Niemann, Sam Burns

12:10 p.m.

TEE #1: Scott Brown, Daniel Summerhays, Keith Mitchell

TEE #10: Danny Lee, Rory Sabbatini, Brandon Harkins

12:21 p.m.

TEE #1: Carl Pettersson, Kevin Na, Kelly Kraft

TEE #10: John Senden, Bud Cauley, Ollie Schniederjans

12:32 p.m.

TEE #1: Lucas Glover, Jason Kokrak, Patrick Rodgers

TEE #10: Alex Cejka, Robert Streb, John Huh

12:43 p.m.

TEE #1: Wesley Bryan, James Hahn, Branden Grace

TEE #10: Ryan Armour, Sangmoon Bae, Vijay Singh

12:54 p.m.

TEE #1: Patton Kizzire, Hideki Matsuyama, Russell Knox

TEE #10: Xander Schauffele, Jonas Blixt, Charl Schwartzel

1:05 p.m.

TEE #1: Jason Day, Rory McIlroy, Dustin Johnson

TEE #10: Kevin Kisner, Si Woo Kim, Tony Finau

1:16 p.m.

TEE #1: Bubba Watson, Phil Mickelsonm, Jordan Spieth

TEE #10: Kevin Chappell, Zach Johnson, Charles Howell III

1:27 p.m.

TEE #1: Jhonattan Vegas, Cameron Smith, Emiliano Grillo

TEE #10: Aaron Wise, Billy Horschel, Satoshi Kodaira

1:38 p.m.

TEE #1: Ryan Moore, Charley Hoffman, K.J. Choi

TEE #10: J.B. Holmes, Keegan Bradley, Sean O'Hair

1:49 p.m.

TEE #1: Trey Mullinax, Shubhankar Sharma, Andrew Dorn

TEE #10: Yusaku Miyazato, Julian Suri, Harry Ellis

Categories: Ohio News

ABC cancels 'Roseanne' following star's controversial tweet

Tue, 05/29/2018 - 12:05

NEW YORK (AP) — ABC canceled its hit reboot of "Roseanne" on Tuesday following star Roseanne Barr's racist tweet that referred to former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett as a product of the Muslim Brotherhood and the "Planet of the Apes."

ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey said the comment "is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values." Barr had apologized and deleted her Monday-night tweet, calling it a "bad joke," but the damage had already been done.

Barr was also dumped by her talent agency, ICM Partners.

The revival of the comedy was a surprise smash for ABC, owned by the Walt Disney Co., and was counted on to lead the network's fortunes next season. Its first new episode in March was seen by more than 25 million people, with delayed viewing counted in, numbers that are increasingly rare in network television. ABC expected advertisers to pay millions of dollars for the chance to be seen during commercial breaks on television's most popular comedy after "The Big Bang Theory."

And it was all killed in a 53-character tweet.

One of the few network shows about a working-class family, "Roseanne" attracted considerable attention upon its return when Barr's character supported President Donald Trump. That made the show popular with conservative viewers, and Trump himself suggested the character's backing had a lot to do with the show's success.

Barr herself has a history of diving into political conspiracy theories on her Twitter feed, and she ended her Memorial Day weekend with a series of statements. She criticized Democratic financier George Soros and tweeted that Chelsea Clinton was "Chelsea Soros Clinton," implying she was married to a nephew of Soros. Clinton herself corrected Barr online. Donald Trump Jr. retweeted two of Barr's statements about Soros, although not the remark about Jarrett.

Jarrett, who is black, was brought up in response to Twitter commentary that raised her name in relation to an Obama conspiracy theory. Barr tweeted: "muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby=vj."

She later tweeted an apology to Jarrett. "Forgive me," she wrote. "My joke was in bad taste."

Barr was quickly condemned. Comic Wanda Sykes, a "Roseanne" writer, tweeted that she wouldn't be returning to the show. Sara Gilbert, a co-star, also tweeted that the remark was abhorrent.

It was a quick decision at ABC for Dungey, who is the first African-American to serve as programming chief for one of the major broadcast networks, and her boss, network president Ben Sherwood. Disney chief executive Robert Iger tweeted his approval: "There was only one thing to do here, and that was the right thing."

Three weeks earlier, "Roseanne" was the toast of ABC's annual presentation of its programming plans to advertisers. Sherwood even joked then: "If anyone came to play a drinking game based on how many times we mention 'Roseanne,' you're welcome."

ABC has lately downplayed the show's political angle. Dungey three weeks ago suggested the show next season would focus more on family than politics.

The NAACP applauded ABC's actions on Tuesday.

"Roseanne Barr's comments were appalling and reminiscent of horrific time in our history when racism was not only acceptable but promoted by Hollywood," said Derrick Johnson, NAACP president and CEO. "We applaud ABC for taking a stand against racism by canceling 'Roseanne.' We commend the network and ... Dungey for placing the values of diversity, inclusion and respect for humanity above ratings."

Barr got what she deserved, said Shonda Rhimes, creator of hit ABC shows like "Grey's Anatomy" and "Scandal."

"As I tell my 4-year-old, one makes a choice with one's actions," Rhimes tweeted. "Roseanne made a choice. A racist one. ABC made a choice. A human one."

ICM dropped Barr within hours of the cancellation, saying in a statement that the agency was "greatly distressed by the disgraceful and unacceptable" tweet. Bruce Helford, executive producer of "Roseanne," said he was "personally horrified and saddened by the comments and in no way do they reflect the values of the people who worked so hard to make this the iconic show that it is."

Categories: Ohio News

Police: Man caused $100,000 in damages at north Columbus church

Tue, 05/29/2018 - 11:09

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A man faces a vandalism charge for allegedly destroying items inside a north Columbus church.

The Columbus Division of Police said the incident happened Saturday just before 6 p.m. at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral in the 500 block of North High Street.

A caller told police 30-year-old Mason Christian Mayerchak of Blacklick appeared intoxicated, refused to leave and then began destroying the church.

An officer responded to the scene and found broken glass all over the cathedral and the suspect pulling a stain glass window apart. The vandalism was also caught on surveillance video, according to investigators.

Mayerchak is accused of vandalizing several items including a church pew, gospel stand, and a stain glass window, totaling up to $100,000 in damages.

After the incident, he was placed in a police cruiser and began kicking the door so his legs had to be restrained in addition to being handcuffed, according to police.

Police said Mayerchak is facing a charge of vandalism.

Categories: Ohio News

Columbus man combats anxiety by hiking at Clear Creek Metro Park

Tue, 05/29/2018 - 10:29

A place of zen, healing and exercise.

Jason Davis hikes at Clear Creek Metro Park not just to get active, but to also clear his mind of his anxiety.

“When I hike, I get a workout physically but mentally, too, it’s full body exercise and healing," Davis said. "It’s nature’s therapy.”

He has been battling severe anxiety for 20 years. He decided to make a change almost three years ago.

“I was pulled over on the side of 270 and Sawmill Road at a gas station ripping off my T-shirt because I felt like I couldn’t breathe, and I was, I’m done with this,” Davis said.

That was the turning point.

“I reached an ah-ha moment where this is up to me,” Davis said.

Medications and therapy helped some but he felt he needed more for his mind and body.

“I kinda owe the metro parks to me overcoming anxiety and losing weight," Davis said.

And, along the way, he says he’s lost about 70 pounds.

“I’ve gained some weight back but I’m not going to focus on that," Davis said. "I’m going to keep moving.”

Davis walks anywhere from seven to 12 miles every weekend. But this feat didn’t happen overnight.

“I guess the moral of my story is one step at a time," Davis said. "Make little goals for yourself. You may make it up that hill and have to run around. But the next time, try to go 10 feet further or 50 feet further or a mile longer.”

Davis said it is the best decision he has ever made.

Categories: Ohio News

Memorial tee times moved up Wednesday due to potential inclement weather

Tue, 05/29/2018 - 10:17

DUBLIN -- Memorial Tournament officials said Wednesday's tee times for the Nationwide Invitational have been moved from 7:30 a.m. to 7 a.m due to the potential for inclement weather. The last tee time at the official pro-am will now be 9:04 a.m.

Organizers also said the Memorial Honoree Ceremony originally scheduled for 2:30 p.m. will now start at 12:30 p.m. on the Practice Range. The Jack Nicklaus Golf Clinic will immediately follow the Honoree Ceremony pending weather conditions.

All public Tournament gates will open at 6:30 a.m. on Wednesday.

You can find the tournament schedule, course policies and parking information here.

Categories: Ohio News

Ross Co. shelter to adopt out puppy found with 'FREE' written on fur

Tue, 05/29/2018 - 10:09

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio — An animal shelter in Ohio says dozens of people are offering to adopt a puppy found in a cage with "FREE" scrawled on her fur.

The Ross County Humane Society says the 5-month-old female mixed lab was found in a Chillicothe park last week

Director Jenn Thomas says it appears that whoever left the dog used a permanent marker to write "FREE" and "GOOD HOME ONLY" on its fur.

She says there were other markings on the dog that she couldn't make out. The shelter says the puppy has been cleaned up to remove the writings.

Thomas says the shelter has received nearly 100 applications to adopt the dog named Marvella.

She says the puppy will be available for adoption starting Wednesday.

Categories: Ohio News

ODOT: Landslide closes portion of Hocking Co. road

Tue, 05/29/2018 - 09:06

HOCKING COUNTY, Ohio -- One lane of SR-374 is closed in Hocking County due to a landslide in the area, according to the Ohio Department of Transportation.

The portion of roadway closed is between Cantwell Cliff Road and Woltz Road, according to Ashley Rittenhouse with ODOT District 10.

Temporary traffic signals and a 10-foot-wide restriction are in place to help drivers get by.

The estimated repair completion date is December 31, 2018.

Rittenhouse tells 10TV this section of SR-374 is one of several areas currently affected by landslides in southeastern Ohio.

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

Categories: Ohio News

Round 4: It's Cleveland vs. Golden State, again

Tue, 05/29/2018 - 09:02

Here we go again.

And again.

And, well, again.

Round 4 — as many predicted, and others probably lamented — is happening. Cleveland and Golden State will meet for the fourth straight year in the NBA Finals, the Warriors looking for a third championship in that span and LeBron James and the Cavaliers trying to wrestle the crown away just as they did in the 2016 series.

On one side, the best team of this era.

On the other, the best player of this era and maybe any era.

Game 1 will be hosted by the Warriors at Oracle Arena on Thursday night.

"You've got to appreciate the moment," Warriors guard Stephen Curry said. "Somebody asked, 'Four years in a row getting to the finals, do you appreciate it?' Yes."

Both teams are entering this title matchup with injury concerns. Cleveland's Kevin Love is in the concussion protocol and will need to complete a series of tests before he's cleared to return, and Golden State's Andre Iguodala — a former NBA Finals MVP — wasn't able to finish the Warriors-Rockets series because of a bone bruise in his leg.

The Warriors hoped Iguodala would return to the Houston series, but his progress stalled.

"That's just not an easy injury to predict in terms of recovery," Warriors coach Steve Kerr said.

There wasn't a lot of similarity in Cleveland's and Golden State's seasons, but their last few days have been mirror images of one another — both teams had to win Game 6s at home to fend off elimination, then had to go on the road and prevail in Game 7s to win their respective conference finals.

"One of the most challenging seasons I've had," said James, who may be playing the best basketball of his life right now at the end of his 15th season.

Here's some of what the Cavaliers have dealt with since Golden State-Cleveland III ended last June: Kyrie Irving got traded for Isaiah Thomas over the summer, coach Tyronn Lue had to miss time to deal with health issues, Love missed two months, they lost 11 games by 16 or more points, revamped their roster in February and spent much of the season unable to guard anybody.

They're in the finals again anyway, led by someone who will play in the last series of the season for an absurd eighth consecutive year.

"It's been a roller coaster," said James, who is seeking a fourth ring in his ninth finals appearance overall. "It's been good, it's been bad. It's been roses. There have been thorns in the roses. There's been everything that you can ask for."

This wasn't all peaches for Golden State, either. The Warriors didn't get the No. 1 seed out West, lost Curry to a knee injury late in the regular season, lost 10 of their final 17 games and got pushed to the brink.

"I'm glad we're going back," Warriors forward Kevin Durant said.

The Warriors swept the two regular-season meetings with the Cavaliers, winning by seven at home on Christmas Day (without Curry) and prevailing by 10 in Cleveland about three weeks later.

Film-wise, those two games are meaningless now. Of Cleveland's five leading scorers against Golden State this season, three no longer play for the Cavaliers. James and Love combined to score 100 points in the two games, but Dwyane Wade, Jae Crowder and Isaiah Thomas were all shipped elsewhere by the Cavs in a series of trade-deadline moves.

"We obviously know what LeBron's capable of," Curry said shortly after the Warriors' Game 7 win at Houston ended. "It's a new team over there, so the other guys, we've got to lock in on their tendencies. But we'll worry about that when we get home."

If the Cavaliers win this championship, it might be time to declare the regular season irrelevant.

Cleveland was only 50-32 this season. Should James and his mates get it done, that would be the second-worst, regular-season record for an eventual champion in the last 40 seasons. Houston went 47-35 on the way to the 1995 title; to find another champion who was worse, go back to Washington in 1978 when the Bullets were a mere 44-38.

"Everybody doubted us," Cavaliers forward Jeff Green said. "Everybody had their opinions on what our team was, what we would do, what we can't do, from the start. ... And now, I mean, we're where we want to be. We're where we set out to be and where we knew we could be at this point."

Same goes for the Warriors. This season was no cakewalk for them, either.

"We've been through a lot with this team," Warriors guard Klay Thompson said. "Believe it or not, it's not all success with the Warriors. We got our bumps throughout the season. But to get to this point again, we earned it."

And now it's time for one of these teams to earn a title.

Again.

Categories: Ohio News

2018 Memorial Tournament: Event schedule, course policies, parking info

Tue, 05/29/2018 - 08:56
Tournament Schedule

May 28 - 30

Practice Rounds

Wednesday, May 30

  • Nationwide Invitational at the Memorial Tournament (Official Pro-Am). Tee Times start at 7:00 a.m.
  • Junior Golf Day. Activities include: Youth Field Trips, Junior Golf Clinic (5:30 p.m.; Safari Golf Club), Clubhouse Kids Course Treasure Map, Designated Autograph Area
  • Memorial Honoree Ceremony - 12:30 p.m. at Driving Range | Tournament Honoree - Hale Irwin, Journalism Honoree - Larry Dorman
  • Jack Nicklaus Golf Clinic - Following the Honoree Ceremony at the Driving Range

Thursday, May 31 | First Round, 7:30 a.m. start (estimated)

Friday, June 1 | Second Round, 7:30 a.m. start (estimated)

Saturday, June 2 | Third Round, 8 a.m. start (estimated)

Sunday, June 3 | Final Round, 8 a.m. start (estimated)

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TICKETS

Online ticket sales have closed for the 2018 Memorial Tournament.

You can call the ticket office for additional assistance at 877-682-2343.

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2018 Field of Competitors

The contingent of 120 players is led by World No. 1 Justin Thomas, 2017 Memorial Tournament winner Jason Dufner and five-time winner and 14-time major champion Tiger Woods.

In addition to Thomas, the list of top-10 players in the world rankings includes No. 2 Dustin Johnson, No. 3 Jordan Spieth, No. 5 Justin Rose (2010 Memorial winner), No. 6 Rickie Fowler, No. 7 Jason Day, No. 8 Rory McIlroy and No. 9 Hideki Matsuyama (2014 Memorial winner). The 2018 field also boasts the top 5 in the FedExCup standings: Thomas, No. 2 Day, No. 3 Phil Mickelson, No. 4 Patton Kizzire and No. 5 Patrick Reed, the reigning Masters champion.

For a complete list of pairing for the first round, click here.

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More Info: Memorial Tournament Field & Player Bios | Course Overview | Ticket Information | FAQ | Pro Shop

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Policies & Prohibited Items

The Memorial Tournament has set up a web page full of policies and items not allowed for the tournament. They remind patrons there is a no autograph policy during the tournament, including the practice rounds.

Mobile devices are permitted but there is restricted use:

  • Devices must be on silent at all times; flash may not be used.
  • Devices may be used to capture video, audio and photos (content) in all areas throughout Tournament week.
  • Content may be used for personal purposes (e.g., personal social media); no commercial use.
  • No live streaming or real-time coverage (e.g., no shot-by-shot coverage).
  • Data use (e.g., texting) is permitted in all areas throughout Tournament week.
  • Phone calls are allowed only in designated areas.
  • Please be respectful of play and do not interfere with players, caddies or media.
  • All posted signage and instructions from Tournament staff must be observed.
  • Failure to comply with this policy may result in revocation of your ticket.

You can view a more detailed list and further information here.

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Traffic & Parking

Parking Lots: Parking is free for patrons in the public lots.

  • 19th Hole Lot - Located off State Route 745/Dublin Road
  • Columbus Zoo Lot (Thursday – Sunday ONLY) 4850 W Powell Rd., Powell, OH 43065 | Shuttles run: Thursday - Sunday: 6:45 a.m. - 7 p.m. (or one hour after play)
  • Ashbaugh Lot - Located off Brand Road just east of Muirfield Drive
  • Disabled Parking - 6189 Memorial Dr., Dublin, OH 43017 (Muirfield Square) State-issued placard required | Shuttles run: Monday - 7 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Tuesday: 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Wednesday - Sunday: 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. (or one hour after play)

Approved Ride Share drop-off/pick-up locations:

  • 19th Hole Lot (10569 Dublin Rd., Dublin, OH 43017)
  • Gate #15 (8668 Muirfield Dr., Dublin, OH 43017)

On-Street Parking: Limited on-street parking available to the public on a first-come-first-serve basis. Cars must be removed one hour after play concludes or they will be towed at the owner's expense.

  • Muirfield Drive, north of Memorial Drive.
  • Carnoustie Drive, located off northbound Muirfield Drive, just south of Glick Road.

Parking on any Muirfield Village street is prohibited except in designated areas. Cars will be towed at the owner's expense.

Traffic Updates: A radio broadcast station will be in service to update motorists on their way to and from the Tournament. To hear this broadcast, tune your car radio to 1610 AM. Patrons should be able to receive the broadcast within a three to five-mile radius of Muirfield Village

Additional parking and traffic information for the 2018 Memorial Tournament can be found here.

Course Map

Download or print map

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Categories: Ohio News

OSHP investigating head-on fatal crash involving motorcycle, truck

Tue, 05/29/2018 - 08:12

BEARFIELD TOWNSHIP -- The Lancaster Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a two-vehicle fatal crash in Perry County.

It happened Monday around 5:30 p.m. on State Route 555.

Kenneth C. Kelly Jr., 63 of Zanesville, was traveling northwest on SR 555 on a black 2002 Harley Davidson motorcycle. The motorcycle collided with a Dodge Ram truck, traveling southeast on SR 555.

Investigators said the Harley Davidson drove left of the centerline striking the truck head-on.

Kelly Jr. was wearing a helmet and was transported to Genesis Hospital where he died from his injuries, according to OSHP. Authorities said the driver of the pickup truck was not injured and alcohol is not believed to be a factor in this crash.

Categories: Ohio News

Powerful image shows Braves fan holding umbrella for Marine Corps JROTC member

Tue, 05/29/2018 - 07:54

Caitlin O'Kaine / CBS News

A photo from an Atlanta Braves game is going viral online. The photo did not capture the action of the game, but instead, a random act of kindness on Memorial Day.

The photo of the kind gesture was posted on the Braves' Twitter. It shows a Junior ROTC cadet standing at attention next to SunTrust Park's memorial, which is dedicated to all of the soldiers who were prisoners of war or missing in action.

It was raining, so a man in the stands got up from his seat and stood next to the high school-aged cadet with an umbrella.

Respect. pic.twitter.com/wRe9T5bwYU

— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) May 28, 2018

"Respect," the team simply captioned the photo.

A plaque in front of an empty chair reads: "Since World War I, more than 92,000 American soldiers are unaccounted for. This unoccupied seat is dedicated to the memory of these brave men and woman and to the sacrifices made in serving this country," KHOU reports. The chair sits empty during every game to help people remember soldiers who are POW or MIA.

A Parkview High School U.S. Marine Corps JROTC member was called to stand next to the chair during the game on Monday, local media reports. He seemed unbothered by the rain, but that did not stop a Braves fan from standing up to help him stay dry.

It is unclear who the kind stranger is, but his selfless act took the internet by storm. "They sacrifice so much for us, we can sacrifice for them too!!!," one user tweeted.

"Wow. This is beautiful on a LOT of different levels," another said. The JROTC student is still just a service-member-in training, but the respect he received on Memorial Day foreshadows the same respect he will receive as a Marine.

Categories: Ohio News

Memorial Tournament attracts tourists and more police presence

Tue, 05/29/2018 - 07:45

The worlds' top golfers are getting ready for the first round of the Memorial Tournament, which always brings in thousands of tourists and visitors to the city of Dublin.

The event also brings in added police presence because of potential criminals looking for the perfect opportunity.

“When you come to the tournament, wherever you happen to park, you’re always a potential target,” said Lt. Steve Farmer with the Dublin Division of Police.

What will present a new challenge to police this year are the new parking garages at Bridge Park, Dublin’s newest downtown attraction of restaurants, shops and hotel.

The tournament is offering free shuttle rides to Muirfield Village Golf Club for anyone with a valid Millennial Ticket. The ticket is convenient for the younger crowds wanting to get into the game of golf, but also adds a new security dimension for Dublin police

“Normally we had hotels and park and rides no problem. With Bridge Park, we have extra people watching, citizens on patrol, community service officers, patrol officers and we have special units that will be keeping an eye on these areas,” Lt. Farmer said.

He said the best way to keep your vehicle safe and crime-free is to keep valuables locked up and out of sight. Or, better yet, don’t bring any with you to the tournament.

“Anything you can see inside the vehicle from walking past is a target,” he said.

CrimeTracker 10 took a closer look at overall crime during last year’s Memorial Tournament and found relatively low crime reports.

  • OVI arrests (2)

  • Arrests on or near tournament grounds (3)

  • Theft from Vehicles (1)

  • Burglary (2)

  • Total Thefts (5)

  • Hotel Related Thefts (2)

Categories: Ohio News

Classes resume at Texas school for 1st time since shooting

Tue, 05/29/2018 - 06:37

SANTA FE, Texas — Students returning to class Tuesday at a Texas high school where 10 people were killed less than two weeks ago were greeted by an increased police presence and supporters holding signs saying "Santa Fe Strong" and "United We Stand."

Tuesday marked the first day of class at Santa Fe High School since the mass shooting that left eight students and two substitute teachers dead. Students who had classes in the area of the May 18 shooting were first allowed to enter at about 8 a.m., followed by the rest of the student body about two hours later.

A two-hour assembly honoring the victims was planned for Tuesday, and counselors will be available to students, Santa Fe High School Principal Rachel Blundell said in a letter to parents.

Hailey Hubbard, 17, a senior at Santa Fe High School, was one of the many students who went back for her final week of school.

"Honestly, I just want to go back so I can see my friends and not spend my last three days of senior year just being secluded in a room and have that last memory (of senior year) being (the shooting), because that would honestly suck," Hubbard said near her home before going to school.

Hubbard said some of her friends are more ambivalent about returning to campus and that she spent part of her morning on Tuesday calming one friend down. She said he had a panic attack at the thought of going back to school.

Hubbard said she hopes returning to campus will also give her mother peace of mind because "she's terrified of me going to school."

Students lined up Thursday in front of the school's main entrance, which was the only approved entrance into the school, and more than 20 law enforcement vehicles were parked near the school. Students were not allowed to carry backpacks and large purses into the building and were required to show a school ID or some form of identification before entering.

Authorities have charged student Dimitrios Pagourtzis with capital murder in the attack. Investigators said Pagourtzis used a shotgun and pistol that belonged to his father.

Pagourtzis remained jailed without bond in Galveston.

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Man shoots 3 in Belgian city after seizing police weapons

Tue, 05/29/2018 - 04:47

LIEGE, Belgium (AP) — A knife-wielding man stabbed two police officers Tuesday in the Belgian city of Liege, stole their weapons and shot them and a bystander dead in an attack that prosecutors fear could be terror-related.

The man, who was later killed by police, approached two police officers from behind carrying a knife and stabbed them several times, said Philippe Dulieu, spokesman for the Liege prosecutor's office.

"He then took their weapons. He used the weapons on the officers, who died," Dulieu told reporters.

Dulieu said the attacker then shot dead a 22-year-old man in a vehicle parked nearby, and took a woman hostage in a school close to where the shooting took place outside a city cafe.

"Liege police intervened. He came out firing at police, wounding a number of them, notably in the legs. He was shot dead," the spokesman said.

A senior official at the federal prosecutor's office told The Associated Press that "there are indications it could be a terror attack."

Despite this, Belgium's crisis center said it saw no reason to raise the country's terror threat alert for now.

When asked about the report that the attack was terror-related, Liege city hall Michel Firket told the AP: "I know nothing formal about that. The police is doing its investigation. There are no formal conclusions."

A spokeswoman for the city mayor's office, Laurence Comminette, told the AP that the children at the school were all safe.

Prime Minister Charles Michel said only that "there was a serious incident." He was rushing to the crisis center to get more information.

Yves Stevens of Belgium's federal crisis center said that security in Liege is now under control, and that there was no reason yet to raise the national terror threat level.

"There is absolutely no confirmation yet that the incident is terror-related," Stevens told the AP.

Video posted on Twitter by a person claiming to be a witness showed people running in the area. About six gunshots could be heard.

Belgian police and military have been on alert since suicide bombers killed 32 people at the Brussels airport and subway system in 2016.

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Starbucks closing over 8,000 stores for anti-bias training

Tue, 05/29/2018 - 04:36

Starbucks is closing more than 8,000 U.S. stores for a few hours Tuesday to conduct anti-bias training in the company's latest effort to deal with the fallout over the arrest of two black men at one of its shops in Philadelphia.

After the incident last month, the coffee chain's leaders apologized and met with the men but also scheduled an afternoon of training for 175,000 employees.

"We still aspire to be a place where everyone feels welcome," Starbucks chairman Howard Schultz said in an open letter Tuesday. He said the instruction will become part of how Starbucks trains all its workers.

According to a video previewing the session, Starbucks executives and rapper-activist Common were to deliver recorded remarks. From there, employees were to "move into a real and honest exploration of bias" where, in small groups, they can share how the issue comes up in their daily work life.

Developed with feedback from the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, the Perception Institute and other advocacy groups, the four-hour session was designed to give workers a primer on the history of civil rights from the 1960s to the present day. The agenda included a short documentary film.

Starbucks has not said how much the training will cost the company or how much money it expects to lose from closing the stores early.

"It's quite expensive," Schultz told reporters Tuesday. "We've had certain shareholders call and say, 'How much is this going to cost and how do you justify this?' My answer to them was simply: We don't view it as an expense. We view it as an investment in our people and the long-term cultural values of Starbucks."

The training was not mandatory, but the company expects almost all of its employees to participate. It said the workers will be paid for the full four hours.

Training in unconscious, or implicit, bias is used by many corporations, police departments and other organizations. It is typically designed to get people to open up about prejudices and stereotypes.

The Perception Institute, a consortium of researchers consulting with Starbucks, defines implicit bias as attitudes — positive or negative — or stereotypes someone has toward a person or group without being conscious of it. A common example, according to some of its studies, is a tendency for white people to associate black people with criminal behavior.

Many retailers, including Walmart and Target, said they already offer some racial bias training. Target says it plans to expand that training. Nordstrom has said it plans to enhance its training after apologizing to three black teenagers in Missouri who were falsely accused by employees of shoplifting.

In the Philadelphia incident, Rashon Nelson and Donte Robinson were asked to leave after one was denied access to the bathroom. They were arrested by police minutes after they sat down to await a business meeting.

The incident was recorded by cellphone and went viral, triggering protests, boycott threats and debate over racial profiling.

Nelson and Robinson settled with Starbucks for an undisclosed sum and an offer of a free college education. They also reached a deal with the city of Philadelphia for a symbolic $1 each and a promise from officials to establish a $200,000 program for young entrepreneurs.

Starbucks said the arrests never should have occurred. It has since announced anyone can use its restrooms, even if not buying anything.

Some black coffee shop owners in Philadelphia are suggesting black customers instead make a habit of patronizing their businesses.

Amalgam Comics and Coffeehouse owner Ariell Johnson said she has called the police just once in the two years she has been open. She said that should happen only when there is a provocation or danger.

Calvin Lai, an assistant professor of psychological and brain sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, said people should not place high expectations on this one day.

"We find that oftentimes diversity training has mixed effects, and in some cases it can even backfire and lead people who are kind of already reactive to these issues to become even more polarized," Lai said.

One afternoon wouldn't really be "moving the needle on the biases," especially with a company that has as many employees as Starbucks, he said. "A lot of those employees won't be here next year or two years or three years down the line."

Starbucks has said Tuesday's sessions are "a step in a long-term journey."

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Police face more questions on 911 response to trapped teen

Tue, 05/29/2018 - 04:21

CINCINNATI (AP) — Police will try again to answer lingering questions about their failed response to the calls for help from a 16-year-old boy who was trapped in a minivan parked near his school and died.

An initial presentation of their internal investigation May 14 left Kyle Plush's family and others unsatisfied, and the city council told police to return Tuesday.

Ron Plush found his son's body inside the 2004 Honda Odyssey in a parking lot nearly six hours after the boy's first 911 call on April 10. A coroner says the teen died of asphyxiation from his chest being compressed. It's suspected that the foldaway rear seat flipped over to pin him when he reached for tennis gear in the back.

Ron Plush has asked why officers weren't notified that his son was screaming for help and whether there were GPS coordinates for his son's location.

He wrote in a May 16 column for The Cincinnati Enquirer that the family wants to help "fix the issues" with the emergency response system, but that they need complete answers to all of their questions for changes so that "a tragedy like the one of April 10 can't happen to anyone else."

Two Cincinnati police officers who searched for the minivan said they didn't get out of their cruiser because they thought they could search a wider area that way. Police have said the officers initially thought they were looking for an elderly woman locked in her vehicle and were not given information from the initial 911 call that someone was banging and screaming for help.

Police have said Kyle couldn't communicate properly with dispatchers because his phone was in his pocket, and that the city's computer-assisted dispatching system experienced difficulties throughout the call.

City officials plan an independent investigation. Cincinnati also is considering buying a computer mapping system that could have pinpointed for police officers Kyle's location.

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