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4 fugitives wanted by parole authorities in Licking County

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 06:37

Licking County, OH – The Licking County Crime Stoppers issued a release for four individuals who are wanted by the Adult Probation.

Thirty-year-old Ana Faller is wanted for contempt of court. She was last known to live in Newark but authorities say she could also be homeless. A bench warrant has been issued for her arrest. She’s 5’5” and 175 pounds, with red hair and brown eyes.

Jeremy Zieschang is 39 years old with brown hair and blue eyes. He’s 5’7” and 160 lbs. He was charged in December for using weapons while intoxicated, to which he pleaded guilty. However, the probation office has issued a bench warrant for his arrest Zieschang was last known to be living in Johnstown.

Bryan A. Frye has a lengthy history with the court system with charges in the past several decades ranging from resisting arrest, DUI, and domestic violence. In January 2018, Frye was charged with open container and failure to comply with a police order. He’s 58 years old, 140 lbs. and 5’5” with brown hair and brown eyes. His last address was in Heath.

Isaiah M. Dansby is 22 years old and has a bench warrant for an assault and telecommunication harassment charge that was filed in July 2018. He’s 5’11” and 220 lbs. with black hair and brown eyes. Dansby was last known to be living in Newark.

Anyone with information can call the Licking County Crime Stoppers at 740-349-6888. A special coding system protects the identity of the caller but allows for the reward to be issued at a later time.

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Suspect in fatal stabbing in northeast Ohio turns himself in to police

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 04:48

PARMA, Ohio - Police in Ohio say a man turned himself in over the weekend in connection with a fatal stabbing.

Parma Police Sgt. Daniel Ciryak says police responded late Friday to find 39-year-old Jason Masters in a basement with multiple stab wounds. reports police and fire personnel attempted first aid, but it was unsuccessful and Masters was pronounced dead.

Officials say a 38-year-old man had fled the scene before police arrived. He turned himself in early Saturday morning and was taken into custody.

The suspect is currently being held, and police have not released his identity.

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Trump praises Florida gov's 'incredible' hurricane response

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 04:42

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump flew above the Florida Panhandle on Monday to see the wreckage left behind after Hurricane Michael slammed its coastal communities and he immediately praised Gov. Rick Scott for an "incredible" response to a storm that flattened homes and left thousands without electricity.

Scott greeted Trump upon his arrival at Eglin Air Force Base near Valparaiso.

"The job they've done in Florida has been incredible," Trump told reporters. With Scott standing alongside him, Trump said: "You're a great governor."

Scott returned the praise, saying he's gotten everything he's asked for from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. He said he's spoken with Trump "almost every day."

"Every time I've called, he's come through," Scott said of Trump.

The Florida Panhandle took a direct hit from Hurricane Michael, which ravaged the coastline last week with powerful 155 mph winds. More than 190,000 homes and businesses in Florida remain without electricity, along with about 120,000 homes and businesses in Georgia.

Trump tweeted before leaving the White House accompanied by his wife, Melania, that he will meet with law enforcement and government officials aiding the massive recovery effort. He said "maximum effort is taking place, everyone is working very hard. Worst hit in 50 years!"

He tweeted after arriving in Florida that he's "also thinking about our GREAT Alabama farmers and our many friends in North and South Carolina today. We are with you!" Trump was also surveying hurricane damage in Georgia before returning to the White House later Monday.

The death toll from Michael's destructive march from Florida through to Virginia stood at 17, with one confirmed death in Mexico Beach, Florida.

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Sears files for Chapter 11 amid plunging sales, massive debt

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 02:46

NEW YORK — Sears has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, buckling under its massive debt load and staggering losses.

Sears once dominated the American retail landscape. But the big question is whether the shrunken version of itself can be viable or will it be forced to go out of business, closing the final chapter for an iconic name that originated more than a century ago.

Holdings will also close 142 unprofitable stores near the end of the year. Liquidation sales at these stores are expected to begin shortly. This is in addition to the previously announced closure of 46 unprofitable stores that is expected to be completed by November 2018.

The company, which started out as a mail order catalog in the 1880s, has been on a slow march toward extinction as it lagged far behind its peers and has incurred massive losses over the years. The operator of Sears and Kmart stores joins a growing list of retailers that have filed for bankruptcy or liquidated in the last few years amid a fiercely competitive climate. Some like Payless ShoeSource have had success emerging from reorganization in bankruptcy court but plenty of others haven't, like Toys R Us and Bon-Ton Stores Inc. Both retailers were forced to shutter their operations this year soon after a Chapter 11 filing.

"This is a company that in the 1950s stood like a colossus over the American retail landscape," said Craig Johnson, president of Customer Growth Partners, a retail consultancy. "Hopefully, a smaller new Sears will be healthier."

Given its sheer size, Sears' bankruptcy filing will have wide ripple effects on everything from already ailing landlords to its tens of thousands of workers.

Edward S. Lampert has stepped down from his role as CEO of the company, effective immediately. He will remain chairman of the board. The company's board has created an Office of the CEO, which will be responsible for managing day-to-day operations during this process.

The filing, which is happening ahead of the crucial holiday shopping season, comes after rescue efforts engineered by Lampert have kept it outside of bankruptcy court — until now.

Lampert, the largest shareholder, has been loaning out his own money for years and has put together deals to prop up the company, which in turn has benefited his own ESL hedge fund.

Last year, Sears sold its famous Craftsman brand to Stanley Black & Decker Inc., following its earlier moves to spin off pieces of its Sears Hometown and Outlet division and Lands' End.

In recent weeks, Lampert has been pushing for a debt restructuring and offering to buy some of Sears' key assets like Kenmore through his hedge fund as a $134 million debt repayment comes due on Monday. Lampert personally owns 31 percent of the company's shares. His hedge fund has an 18.5 percent stake, according to FactSet.

"It is all well and good to undertake financial engineering, but the company is in the business of retailing and without a clear retail plan, the firm simply has no reason to exist," said Neil Saunders, managing director of GlobalData Retail, in a recent analyst note.

Sears' stock has fallen from about $6 over the past year to below the minimum $1 level that Nasdaq stocks are required to trade in order to remain on the stock index. In April 2007, shares were trading at around $141. The company, which once had 350,000 workers, has seen its workforce shrink to fewer than 90,000 people as of earlier this year.

The company has racked up $6.26 billion in losses, excluding one-time events, since its last annual profit in 2010, according to Ken Perkins, who heads the research firm Retail Metrics LLC. It's had 11 years of straight annual drops in revenue. In its last fiscal year, it generated $16.7 billion in sales, down from more than $50 billion in 2008.

As of May, it had fewer than 900 stores, down from about 1,000 at the end of last year. The number of stores peaked in 2012 at 4,000, including its Sears Canada division that was later spun off.

In a March 2017 government filing, Sears said there was "substantial doubt" it would be able to keep its doors open — but insisted its turnaround efforts would mitigate that risk.

But its losses continued into this year. In the fiscal second quarter ended Aug. 4, net losses in the quarter swelled to $508 million, or $4.68 per share, compared with a loss of $250 million, or $2.33 cents per share in the same quarter a year ago.

Such financial woes contrast with the promise that Lampert made when he combined Sears and Kmart in 2005, two years after he helped bring Kmart out of bankruptcy. Back then, it operated 2,200 stores in total.

Lampert pledged to return Sears to greatness by leveraging its best-known brands and its vast holdings of land, and more recently planned to entice customers with a loyalty program. But it struggled to get more people through the doors or to shop online.

Jennifer Roberts, 36 of Dayton, Ohio, had been a long-time fan of Sears and has fond memories of shopping there for clothes as a child. But in recent years, she's been disappointed by the lack of customer service and outdated stores.

"My mom had always bought her appliances from Sears. That's where my dad got his tools," she said. "But they don't care about their customers anymore."

She said a refrigerator her mother bought at Sears broke after two years and it still hasn't been fixed for almost a month with no help from the retailer.

"If they don't value a customer, then they don't need my money," said Roberts, who voiced her complaints on Sears' Facebook page.

Sales at the company's established locations tumbled nearly 4 percent during its fiscal second quarter. Still, that was an improvement from the same period a year ago when it fell 11.5 percent. Total revenue dropped 30 percent in the most recent quarter, hurt by continued store closings.

The bleak figures are an outlier to chains like Walmart, Target, Best Buy and Macy's, which have been enjoying stronger sales as they benefit from a robust economy and efforts to make the shopping experience more inviting by investing heavily on remodeling and de-cluttering their stores.

For decades, Sears was king of the American shopping landscape. Sears, Roebuck and Co.'s iconic catalog featured items from bicycles to sewing machines to houses, and could generate excitement throughout a household when it arrived. The company began opening retail locations in 1925 and expanded swiftly in suburban malls from the 1950s to 1970s. But the onset of discounters like Walmart created challenges for Sears that have only grown. Sears faced even more competition from online sellers and appliance retailers like Lowe's and Home Depot. Its stores became an albatross.

Store shelves have been left bare as many vendors have demanded more stringent payment terms, says Mark Cohen, a professor of retailing at Columbia University and a former Sears executive.

Meanwhile, Sears workers are nervous about what kind of severance they'll receive if their store closes.

John Germann, 46, works full-time and makes $14 per hour as the lead worker unloading merchandise from trucks at the Chicago Ridge, Illinois store, which has been drastically reducing its staff since he started nine years ago. Germann now has only 11 people on his team, compared with about 30 a few years ago.

"We're doing the job of two to three people. It's not safe," he said. "We're lifting treadmills and refrigerators."

Real estate experts believe that Sears' move to further shutter stores as part of its restructuring would be a mixed blessing for landlords. For the healthy malls, landlords would welcome a Sears departure, allowing them to cut up the space and fill it with several smaller successful stores that combined would bring in higher revenue.

But for the struggling malls, Cohen says it will be a "death knell" since it will be harder for them to bring in new tenants. Many of these malls already have had difficulty filling in the void from J.C. Penney and Macy's closures.

Saunders of GlobalData Retail spared no criticism of Sears in his analyst note, listing failing after failing of the company.

"The problem in Sears case is that it is a poor retailer," he wrote. "Put bluntly, it has failed on every facet of retailing from assortment to service to merchandise to basic shop keeping standards. Under benign conditions, this would be problematic enough but in today's hyper-competitive retail environment it is a recipe for failure on a grand scale."

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Prince Harry and Meghan expecting their 1st child in spring

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 02:01

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Prince Harry and his wife, the Duchess of Sussex, are expecting their first child in the spring, Kensington Palace said Monday.

The announcement came hours after Harry and the former Meghan Markle arrived in Sydney at the start of a 16-day visit to Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand. Hundreds of people gathered to catch a glimpse of the couple after they landed.

"Their royal highnesses have appreciated all of the support they have received from people around the world since their wedding in May and are delighted to be able to share this happy news with the public," the palace said in a statement.

After their arrival in Sydney, the prince and the former American actress held hands and walked out an airport rear entrance and into a car. Meghan, wearing skinny black pants and a black, burgundy trimmed coat, was smiling and clutching folders, while Harry gave a thumbs up to bystanders.

The announcement of the pregnancy confirms weeks of speculation from royal watchers about why Meghan was not joining Harry on his Sydney Harbour Bridge climb set for Friday.

Harry, 34, and Meghan, 37 — along with Prince William and his wife, Kate, the duchess of Cambridge — have stepped to the fore in the last year as Queen Elizabeth II, 92, slightly reduces her public schedule.

Monday's announcement is welcome news in Britain, where Meghan has won many hearts since her engagement to Harry was announced last December.

British Prime Minister Theresa May offered her "warmest congratulations" on the news, which provided a bit of relief from concerns about the stalled Brexit negotiations. "Wishing them all the best," May tweeted.

The baby would be seventh in line for the British throne.

The royal couple started dating in July 2016 after they were introduced by friends, and Harry courted Meghan on a trip to Africa shortly afterward. They kept their relationship secret for several months but word eventually leaked to the British press.

They were married in May in a spectacular ceremony on the grounds of Windsor Castle that drew tens of thousands of people to Windsor and was watched by a global TV audience.

Harry has become immensely popular in Britain, in part because of his military service and tireless work on behalf of wounded soldiers, and he has spoken often in recent years of his desire to settle down and start a family.

When the couple got engaged, Harry was asked about plans for children.

"You know, I think one step at a time, and hopefully we'll start a family in the near future," he said.

He said in 2015, before he met Meghan, that he would "love to have kids right now."

Meghan has also talked about wanting to have children.

She said in a 2016 interview that becoming a mother was on her "bucket list." She was still acting in "Suits" at the time.

"I can't wait to start a family, but in due time," she said.

Meghan, with her American roots and successful acting career, has been seen as a modernizing influence on the sometimes stodgy royal family, and she is credited by many for bringing happiness to Harry, who has long struggled to cope with the early death of his mother, Princess Diana.

Harry has broken new ground by talking openly about his mental health issues related to the death of his mother when he was only 12, and that candidness, which is part of a royal campaign to raise awareness about mental illness and end the stigma surrounding it, has brought the royals increased public backing.

The royal couple's trip Down Under is their only international tour since they were married, apart from a two-day visit to Ireland.

Days after watching Harry's cousin Princess Eugenie tie the knot in a lavish ceremony in Windsor, the couple touched down in Sydney on an overcast morning after a regular Qantas Airways flight from London with a brief stopover in Singapore.

Sydney's weather is expected to be drizzly and cool on Tuesday, with showers forecast for most of the week.

It won't be the first time Harry has had to brave the rain in Sydney. Last year, he made a whirlwind visit to cast his eye over the Invictus Games preparations, where he charmed his fans during torrential rain.

The couple's current tour coincides with the games, which start in Sydney on Saturday. The sporting event, founded by Harry in 2014, gives sick and injured military personnel and veterans the opportunity to compete in sports such as wheelchair basketball.

Harry and Meghan will attend the games' opening and closing ceremonies. In all, they have 76 engagements scheduled over 16 days in Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand.

The royal couple was driven from the airport to Admiralty House, the official Sydney residence of Governor General Peter Cosgrove, who represents Australia's head of state, Queen Elizabeth II, Harry's grandmother. The couple had no official functions on Monday following the 17,140-kilometer (10,650-mile) flight that Qantas says takes 22 hours and 20 minutes.

Hundreds of well-wishers gathered with umbrellas outside the airport and Admiralty House in the hope of catching a glimpse of Harry and Meghan. The crowd cheered as the waving couple was driven through the gates of the harbor-side mansion.

U.S. President Donald Trump's representative in Britain, Ambassador Woody Johnson, tweeted: "Happy news to wake up to on a Monday morning - congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex!!"

The royal couple's visit comes six months after Harry's father, Prince Charles, made his 16th official visit to Australia, primarily to open the 21st Commonwealth Games at Gold Coast city in Queensland.

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Hillary Clinton: Bill should "absolutely not" have resigned over Lewinsky scandal

Sun, 10/14/2018 - 18:22

Hillary Clinton says that her husband was right not to resign from the presidency in the wake of the Monica Lewinsky scandal, she told CBS' "Sunday Morning." As first lady, she stood by his side as President Bill Clinton was impeached after lying about his affair with Lewinsky, a White House intern.

The former secretary of state said she disagrees with those who now say he should have stepped down.

"In retrospect, do you think Bill should've resigned in the wake of the Monica Lewinsky scandal?" correspondent Tony Dokoupil asked.

"Absolutely not," Clinton said.

"It wasn't an abuse of power?"

"No. No."

In the past year, with the rise of the #MeToo movement, a host of key political, business and entertainment figures have resigned or withdrawn from their positions in the wake of allegations of sexual harassment or assault. There has been criticism — from New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, for one — that President Clinton, too, should have resigned after he was impeached by the Republican-led House in December 1998. (The Senate, also controlled by the GOP, tried and failed to remove him from office several weeks later.)

In May, Mr. Clinton told "Sunday Morning" that he was happy he fought to remain in the White House, and said that #MeToo critics today are "living in a different context."

In a report that aired on "Sunday Morning" about the rise of women candidates, partially in response to the #MeToo movement, Dokoupil asked Hillary Clinton, "There are people who look at the incidents of the 90s and they say, 'A president of the United States cannot have a consensual relationship with an intern; the power imbalance is too great.'"

"… who was an adult," Hillary said. "But let me ask you this: Where's the investigation of the current incumbent [president], against whom numerous allegations have been made, and which he dismisses, denies, and ridicules?

"So, there was an investigation [of President Clinton], and it, as I believe, came out in the right place."

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Simone Biles criticizes interim USA Gymnastics director for anti-Nike tweet

Sun, 10/14/2018 - 16:57

Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles criticized USA Gymnastics interim president Mary Bono on Twitter for posting a photo in September showing her covering a Nike logo in marker. The company has faced criticism and boycotts from some conservatives over its advertising campaign featuring Colin Kaepernick, the unsigned NFL quarterback who began kneeling in 2016 during the national anthem to protest police brutality and racial injustice.

Biles, who is sponsored by Nike, quote-tweeted Bono's post and wrote: "don't worry, it's not like we needed a smarter usa gymnastics president or any sponsors or anything."

*mouth drop*

don’t worry, it’s not like we needed a smarter usa gymnastics president or any sponsors or anything

— Simone Biles (@Simone_Biles) October 13, 2018

Bono, a former Republican congresswomen, had posted a photo of herself drawing over a Nike logo on a golf shoe on Sept. 7. She also retweeted a response that read "#BoycottNike." Bono later deleted her tweet and apologized, saying she respects everyone's right to express themselves.

I regret the post and respect everyone’s views & fundamental right to express them. This doesn’t reflect how I will approach my position @USAGym I will do everything I can to help build, w/ the community, an open, safe & positive environment.

— Mary Bono (@MaryBonoUSA) October 14, 2018

Bono was appointed to the position on Friday to oversee the organization while USA Gymnastics searches for a permanent successor to Kerry Perry, who resigned under pressure from the United States Olympic Committee last month.

Biles is among the more than 200 women who have come forward over the last two years claiming they were sexually abused by former team doctor Larry Nassarunder the guise of treatment. Biles had been critical of Perry for not being vocal enough in support of the survivors.

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Antonio Brown's late TD sends Steelers over Bengals 28-21

Sun, 10/14/2018 - 14:47

CINCINNATI (AP) — James Conner ran for 111 yards and a pair of touchdowns on the eve of Le'Veon Bell's possible return, and Antonio Brown turned a short pass into a 31-yard touchdown with 10 seconds left as the Pittsburgh Steelers pulled off another improbable comeback in Cincinnati, beating the Bengals 28-21 on Sunday.

The Steelers (3-2-1) have won eight in a row against their AFC North rival, three times rallying in the final minute at Paul Brown Stadium to keep it going. After Joe Mixon's 4-yard touchdown run with 1:18 left got the Bengals (4-2) thinking this might finally be the time they end the streak, Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers stunned them again.

Brown caught a short pass and outran the secondary for the winning score, leaving thousands of Steelers fans twirling their towels in the stands. The Steelers are 16-2 at Paul Brown Stadium during Marvin Lewis' 16 seasons as Bengals coach, including a pair of playoff wins.

Same outcome as usual. This one ended with a brief scuffle after Andy Dalton's final pass fell incomplete, leaving him 3-12 all-time against Pittsburgh.

The Steelers have found their stride behind Conner , who became the featured back when Bell decided to hold out. He has run for more than 100 yards in each of the last two games, and his two 1-yard touchdown runs Sunday put him in the company of a pair of Steelers Hall of Famers.

Conner has seven rushing touchdowns in six games, joining Franco Harris (1976) and Jerome Bettis (2004) as the only Steelers with that accomplishment.

JuJu Smith-Schuster had a spectacular catch — leaping over cornerback Darqueze Dennard and taking the ball way — that set up Conner's second touchdown.

Bengals receiver Tyler Boyd had a solid game against his hometown team, catching touchdowns of 2 and 14 yards .

Cincinnati linebacker Vontaze Burfict was in the middle of several dustups. He had words with Roethlisberger only 3 minutes into the game. He stepped over Conner on the running back's first touchdown, prompting a teammate to push him away before the situation could escalate.

Burfict also hit Brown in the head — he wasn't penalized — after a catch, causing the receiver to leave for a couple of plays. Burfict's hit to Brown's head helped the Steelers rally for an 18-16 playoff win in 2015.


Bengals: RB Giovani Bernard missed a second straight game with a knee injury. LB Nick Vigil left with an injured left knee in the first quarter. Dennard hurt his right shoulder on Smith-Schuster's catch and didn't return. S Shawn Williams left in the second half with a concussion.


Steelers: Have their bye week.

Bengals: Play Sunday night at Kansas City. The Bengals are 0-5 on Sunday night since 2011.

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Trump on prospect of Mattis' departure: "At some point, everybody leaves"

Sun, 10/14/2018 - 14:27

President Trump suggested that Defense Secretary James Mattis could be one of the next administration officials to depart his Cabinet. In an interview airing on "60 Minutes" Sunday, the president said there are "some people" in his administration that he's "not thrilled with."

Asked by correspondent Lesley Stahl if Mattis is going to be leaving, Mr. Trump replied: "Well, I don't know. He hasn't told me that."

"I have a very good relationship with him. I had lunch with him two days ago. I have a very good relationship with him. It could be that he is. I think he's sort of a Democrat, if you want to know the truth," Mr. Trump said of the retired Marine Corps general. "But General Mattis is a good guy. We get along very well. He may leave. I mean, at some point, everybody leaves. Everybody. People leave. That's Washington."'

Mr. Trump dismissed reports of chaos in the White House as "fake news," but said, "I'm changing things around. And I'm entitled to. I have people now on standby that will be phenomenal. They'll come into the administration, they'll be phenomenal."

While leading the nation's military, Mattis has sometimes been at odds with more hawkish administration officials like John Bolton, the president's national security adviser. Mattis has at times parted ways with the president, most notably pushing for more diplomatic measures in the summer of 2017 to achieve denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley announced last week that she would be leaving by the end of the year. While unclear in her reasoning, Haley said that she would continue to campaign and support the president in her next role outside the administration.

Mattis dismissed reports last month that he was planning on leaving in the near future. His status in the administration was called into question following the publication of Bob Woodward's book on the Trump presidency, and an anonymous op-ed in the New York Times that detailed a resistance-style effort to undermine the president's authority. Pentagon officials denied Mattis was the author of the article.

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1st Brown-Renacci US Senate debate set for Cleveland

Sun, 10/14/2018 - 11:42

CLEVELAND — The first of three planned debates in Ohio's U.S. senate campaign is set for Sunday night.

Two-term Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown and Republican U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci will meet at Playhouse Square in Cleveland. The election is Nov. 6.

A second debate is planned in Columbus on Oct. 20, and a third and final debate will be Oct. 26 on the campus of Miami University in Oxford.

Renacci has aligned himself closely with President Donald Trump, whose administration urged Renacci to enter the Senate race after state Treasurer Josh Mandel dropped out because of his wife's health.

Renacci moved over from the governor's race to challenge Brown, a longtime fixture in Ohio politics who some see as a potential 2020 national-ticket candidate.

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Upper Arlington Police investigating after body found at Burbank Park

Sun, 10/14/2018 - 11:12

UPPER ARLINGTON - Upper Arlington Police is investigating after a body was found at Burbank Park Sunday morning.

The park is expected to be closed for several hours.

No other information was immediately available.

Stay with 10TV and on this developing story.

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Contract looms for Columbus City Schools' new superintendent

Sun, 10/14/2018 - 10:25

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio's largest school district has yet to reach a contract agreement with its new superintendent after three weeks of talks.

Columbus City Schools has set Monday as a deadline for negotiations with Talisa Dixon, the Columbus Dispatch reported. Dixon was selected to lead the district and its more than 50,000 students after a unanimous school board vote on Sept. 20. Talks started four days later.

Columbus Board of Education President Gary Baker hasn't offered any answers.

"I do know exactly what's happening, but I have no comment," said Baker.

He declined to say whether the board could approve a deal at Tuesday's school board meeting.

Dixon is beginning her fifth year as superintendent for the Cleveland Heights-University Heights Schools in suburban Cleveland.

"The contract is still being negotiated, and that includes the start date," Cleveland Heights-University Heights Schools spokesman Scott Wortman said of the Columbus contract talks. The aim is to finalize the contract "sometime in October," Wortman added.

Dixon has said she intended to remain with her current employer through the end of the current school year. Officials with Columbus City Schools have said they hope Dixon will change her mind and agree to start in the central Ohio district in January.

Baker has said that the start date is a part of the negotiations.

A timeline created by the district's search firm, BWP, has Dixon scheduled to attend multiple community events in November and beginning to transition in December. Dixon has said she planned to go on a 100-day listening tour of the district at the start of her tenure.

Dixon's current contract with Cleveland Heights-University Heights Schools paid her a starting base salary of $159,400. The 49-year-old receives a $1,000 annual longevity bonus and $5,575 per year for holding a Ph.D.

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Man killed after being struck by possible hit and run driver

Sun, 10/14/2018 - 10:00

FAYETTE COUNTY – Fayette County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a possible hit and run after a man was found dead on the side of the road.

The Fayette County Sheriff's Office received a call just before 7:40 a.m. from a passing motorist reporting a man in a ditch in front of Heritage Memorial Church in the Old Route #35 Northwest.

When deputies arrived on the scene, they discovered the man's body and believe he was struck by a hit and run driver while walking along the roadway.

The identity of the man is being withheld pending the notification next to kin.

Members of the Detective Bureau and Sheriff's Traffic Crash Reconstruction Unit are continuing the investigation.

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Fayette County deputy shot, suspect killed at Jeffersonville hotel

Sun, 10/14/2018 - 08:55

JEFFERSONVILLE, OH - A Fayette County deputy was shot, and another man is dead after a shooting at the Quality Inn in Jeffersonville.

It happened just before 12:45 Sunday morning at 10160 Carr Road in northwest Fayette County.

Deputies were called on a disturbance inside the establishment. While investigating, a deputy was shot and returned fire to the suspect killing him.

The deputy is expected to be OK.

The Franklin County Sheriff's Office and agents with the Ohio BCI are assisting in the investigation.

The identity of the deputy and suspect are being withheld as the Franklin County Sheriff's Office and Ohio BCI continue their investigation.

Stay with 10TV and on this developing story.

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Sculpture that unravels in space could become most widely viewed artwork of all time

Sun, 10/14/2018 - 06:57

This November, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will deliver 70 satellites into Earth's orbit including one that comes from the Nevada Museum of Art. It's called "Orbital Reflector," and it's the latest work by artist Trevor Paglen.

"The point of working on orbital reflector was to try and imagine a different kind of infrastructure -- could we imagine making a satellite that's the exact opposite of every other," Paglen said.

A satellite balloon will unravel and expand once in space, going from a package the size of a shoebox to a diamond sculpture the size of two school buses.

"For me it was important to create a kind of catalyst for people to go out and to look at the sky and think about … the politics of space and public space," Paglen said.

This November, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will deliver 70 satellites into Earth's orbit including one that comes from the Nevada Museum of Art. It's called "Orbital Reflector," and it's the latest work by artist Trevor Paglen.

"The point of working on orbital reflector was to try and imagine a different kind of infrastructure -- could we imagine making a satellite that's the exact opposite of every other," Paglen said.

A satellite balloon will unravel and expand once in space, going from a package the size of a shoebox to a diamond sculpture the size of two school buses.

"For me it was important to create a kind of catalyst for people to go out and to look at the sky and think about … the politics of space and public space," Paglen said.

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Biles bothered by new USA Gymnastics CEO's anti-Nike tweet

Sun, 10/14/2018 - 06:39

Olympic champion Simone Biles is upset about an anti-Nike tweet from USA Gymnastics interim president and CEO Mary Bono.

Bono was appointed Friday to hold the position while USA Gymnastics searches for a permanent successor to Kerry Perry, who resigned under pressure from the United States Olympic Committee in September after spending nine months on the job.

Biles responded Saturday to a tweet from Bono last month criticizing Nike following the release of its advertising campaign featuring former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick. Bono, a former Republican congresswoman, had posted a photo of herself drawing over a Nike logo on a golf shoe.

Biles quote-tweeted Bono's photo and wrote: "(asterisk)mouth drop(asterisk) don't worry, it's not like we needed a smarter USA gymnastics president or any sponsors or anything."

Bono deleted her tweet about five hours later, saying she regretted the post and respects "everyone's views & fundamental right to express them."

Nike is one of Biles' sponsors.

Biles is among the more than 200 women who have come forward over the last two years claiming they were sexually abused by former team doctor Larry Nassar under the guise of treatment. Biles was critical of Perry for not being vocal enough in support of the survivors.

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Police search for VISA credit card thieves

Sun, 10/14/2018 - 05:38

COLUMBUS-- This week's Crime of the Week focuses on credit card theft that took place in Columbus.

On or around July 28 of this year, 23 prepaid VISA credit cards, with a combined value of $14,050, were stolen from a business office in Columbus.

Some of these credit cards were used to make purchases totaling over $3,000 from various businesses in the Columbus, Galloway, Hilliard, Reynoldsburg and Pickerington areas.

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 about this crime is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 614-461-TIPS (8477) or go to our website at

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Saudi stocks drop after Trump threat over missing writer

Sun, 10/14/2018 - 03:16

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Saudi stock market has dropped more than 6.8 percent after President Donald Trump threatened "severe punishment" over the disappearance of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi.

The drop in the Tadawul exchange in Riyadh happened Sunday, the first day of trading.

In an interview to be aired Sunday, Trump told CBS' "60 Minutes" that "We're going to get to the bottom of it and there will be severe punishment."

Turkish officials say they fear Saudi agents killed Khashoggi after he entered the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2. The kingdom has called the allegations "baseless," but has offered no evidence the writer ever left the consulate.

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1 dead, 2 missing after plane crashes in waters off Long Island

Sun, 10/14/2018 - 01:55

WESTHAMPTON BEACH, N.Y. -- A small private plane carrying three people crashed into the ocean off the coast of Long Island on Saturday, officials said. One body was recovered following the 11 a.m. crash of a twin-engine Piper PA-34 about a mile off of Quogue, in the Hamptons.

Agencies including the U.S. Coast Guard, the New York Air National Guard and the Suffolk County sheriff's office responded to the crash.

"It's still a search and recovery at this point," Quogue Village Police Chief Christopher Isola said at a news conference late Saturday afternoon, according to Newsday. "The Coast Guard along with other marine assets will continue in that effort."

The cause of the crash was not known, Isola said. The identity of the victim who was found was not immediately determined.

Officials said people on the beach reported the plane sputtering before it crashed. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) tweeted that it will be investigating. Tim Carbone was working at the nearby Oceanfront Surf Club at the time, and he told CBS New York he thought it was a stunt plane.

NTSB investigating crash Saturday of a Piper PA-34 in Westhampton, NY.

— NTSB_Newsroom (@NTSB_Newsroom) October 14, 2018

"I was looking to see if I could find the plane and I couldn't see it, and then 'phoom,' it was done," he said. "It was like the engine was stopped immediately."

Alisa Sisic, a spokeswoman for the Connecticut Airport Authority, said the plane left Connecticut's Waterbury-Oxford Airport Saturday morning, landed at Danbury Municipal Airport and then took off again.

The plane was headed to Charleston Executive Airport in South Carolina, Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Jim Peters said. The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate, he said.

The crash was the third fatal crash involving a small plane on Long Island this year.

A pilot died May 30 when his vintage plane went down in a wooded area.

Four people were killed on June 2 when a twin-engine Piper Navajo crashed off Amagansett during a storm.

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Center opens to address needs of minority transgender community

Sat, 10/13/2018 - 20:52

With the help of a grant from the CDC a new drop in center is looking to help minorities who identify themselves as members of the transgender and gender non-conforming community.

“It’s historical for folks here in Ohio,” Mozaic staff member LuSter Singleton said.

“There is no other space that was intentionally put together and dedicated to this population of people.”

The Mozaic center, located at 2228 Summit Street, offers a safe space for members of the transgender community as well as free HIV and STI testing.

“It’s disproportionately affecting communities of color and in particular transgender communities.”

The center also offers resources for homeless youth and issue Singleton says is experienced more often in the transgender community.

“Our homeless shelter for youth is overwhelmingly high percentage of LGBT people and a high percentage of that are transgender folks,” Singleton said.

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