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  • French Ambassador visits NW Ohio

    French Ambassador visits NW Ohio

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 10:35 PM EDT2014-04-24 02:35:58 GMT
    French Ambassador to the United States, Francois Delattre and Congressman Bob Latta made their way around Northwest Ohio Wednesday, as part of a cultural and diplomatic visit to the area.First Findlay, then the Glass City."We, France, are among the leading foreign investors in Ohio and especially in northwest Ohio," Ambassador Delattre said.France and Ohio have a strong partnership, one Congressman Latta calls meaningful."It's very important, not just because of our cultural ties, but our eco...
    French Ambassador to the United States, Francois Delattre and Congressman Bob Latta made their way around Northwest Ohio Wednesday, as part of a cultural and diplomatic visit to the area.First Findlay, then the Glass City."We, France, are among the leading foreign investors in Ohio and especially in northwest Ohio," Ambassador Delattre said.France and Ohio have a strong partnership, one Congressman Latta calls meaningful."It's very important, not just because of our cultural ties, but our eco...
  • Vigil planned for 4 boaters lost on fishing trip

    Vigil planned for 4 boaters lost on fishing trip

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 11:11 PM EDT2014-04-24 03:11:33 GMT
    Friends and family are gathering to remember four people who went on a fishing trip and never returned. Amy Santus, 33, and her niece, Paige Widmer, 16, were found dead last week. Bryan Huff and Andrew Rose are still missing. Friends and family will hold a vigil at Turtle Point Marina this Friday in their honor.
    Friends and family are gathering to remember four people who went on a fishing trip and never returned. Amy Santus, 33, and her niece, Paige Widmer, 16, were found dead last week. Bryan Huff and Andrew Rose are still missing. Friends and family will hold a vigil at Turtle Point Marina this Friday in their honor.
  • Rossford students get pre-prom reality check on drunk driving

    Rossford students get pre-prom reality check on drunk driving

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 8:01 PM EDT2014-04-24 00:01:54 GMT
    Rossford High School students got a reality check about the dangers of drinking and driving three days before their prom.
    Rossford High School students got a reality check about the dangers of drinking and driving three days before their prom.

MORNING NEWS DIGEST – January 15, 2013

"NEW" LOCAL

*Henry County Murder-Suicide

The Henry County Sheriff's Department is investigating two bodies found yesterday morning. It happened yesterday morning on County Road 16-A. 13abc has learned that the investigation is now centered on a murder-suicide involving a man and his daughter. The Sheriff says 47-year-old Timothy Brown of Florida shot himself and his 10 year-old daughter, Alexandra. The Sheriff says Brown was originally from Henry County and has family in the area. They say the girl's mother also resides in Florida. The Sheriff tells us after speaking with authorities in Florida, he found out that the couple was in a custody dispute.

*Candy Store Crash

One man was sent to the hospital after an overnight crash. Police say an SUV heading down Sylvania smashed into a traffic island and then a pole which fell onto an archway above Boyd's Retro Candy Store. Police say the driver was alert at the scene - but was taken to the hospital for treatment.

*Gov. Kasich at Auto Show

Today, Ohio Governor John Kasich is set to mingle with automakers and address the crowd at the North American Auto Show in Detroit.

*Promedica Toledo Hospital Accolade

Promedica Toledo Hospital was among the top five percent of nearly 45-hundred hospitals nationwide. The hospital was judged by its clinical performance measured by Healthgrades, a leading providers of information about physicians and hospitals. Promedica will be presented with Healthgrades' distinguished hospital award for clinical excellence.

 "NEW" State News

*OH – Governor's Education Bill (AP)

Governor John Kasich says his upcoming education bill will give school districts the ability to design programs that pay bonuses to teachers for high student performance. The Republican governor says the legislation is complicated and he isn't prepared to provide more detail. He says the proposal will be unveiled before the end of the month.

*MI – Stolen Casket (AP)

A casket stolen from a Detroit cemetery has been found at a gas station -- without the body that was inside it. WDIV-TV reports Tuesday that the 47-year-old son of the deceased and another person have been arrested. The casket was in a van parked at the east side gas station. It was taken Monday morning from Gethsemane Cemetery on the city's east side. A van and a pickup truck may have been used in the theft. The Associated Press was unable to reach police early Tuesday for comment. An email was left with a police spokeswoman. The casket had been placed in a mausoleum following a weekend funeral. Burial was delayed due to soggy ground from recent rain. Workers preparing to bury the casket Monday discovered it was missing.

*OH – OSU Dorms Plan (AP)

The Ohio State University is trying to improve graduation and retention rates by requiring sophomores to live on campus. When implemented, the Dayton Daily News reports the university would become the largest college in the country requiring second year students to live in the dorms. The initiative is set to start in fall of 20-16.

 

 "NEW" NATIONAL/INTERNAT'L. News

*Winfrey's Interview with Armstrong (CNN)

Oprah Winfrey's interview with disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong will air across two nights, she told CBS on Tuesday. "We were mesmerized and riveted by some of his answers." The interview lasted 2 ½ hours. Winfrey prepared 112 questions, and did not get to all of them. Armstrong "did not come clean in the manner that I expected," Winfrey said, adding that he "was ready" and "met the moment." After CBS reported that Armstrong admitted using banned substances, Winfrey said her team and Armstrong's camp had agreed not to leak what was in the interview, but now, somehow, "it's already been confirmed."

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