Report Overview:
Total Clips (24)
Aeronautics; Alumni (3)
Alumni (1)
Alumni; Student Involvement, Center for (6)
Alumni; University Press (1)
Board of Trustees; Chemistry and Biochemistry; Liquid Crystal Institute; Research (1)
College of Public Health (COPH) (1)
Corporate and Professional Development (1)
Geography (1)
Human Resources (2)
Information Services (1)
KSU at Trumbull (1)
KSU at Tuscarawas (2)
Renovation at KSU (1)
Sociology (1)
Theatre and Dance (1)


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Aeronautics; Alumni (3)
Pilot from Salem in national spotlight 03/30/2012 Salem News Text Attachment Email

JetBlue pilot Clayton Osbon's father died in 1995 plane crash in Daytona Beach 03/29/2012 New York Daily News - Online Text Attachment Email

...he's been suspended from the airline. Osbon could have succeeded had it not been for the quick thinking of his co-pilot Jason Dowd. The 41-year-old Kent State University grad saved the plane by asking a clearly psychotic Osbon to leave the cockpit, then locked the door after him. “I know he was...

Pilots: Quick thinking saved jet 03/30/2012 Amarillo Globe-News - Online Text Attachment Email


Alumni (1)
Highway to honor Ashley White Stumpf 03/30/2012 Record-Courier Text Attachment Email


Alumni; Student Involvement, Center for (6)
'Funky Winkerbean' Artists Donate Mural to Kent St 03/29/2012 ABC News - Online Text Attachment Email

...men behind the "Funky Winkerbean" comic strip celebrated its 40th anniversary by donating a 96-foot mural for a new student lounge at their alma mater, Kent State University. The Akron Beacon Journal reports (http://bit.ly/HgpU7h) the full-color border mural features strip characters and students...

'Funky Winkerbean' artists donate m... 03/29/2012 Sify.com Text Attachment Email

...men behind the "Funky Winkerbean" comic strip celebrated its 40th anniversary by donating a 96-foot mural for a new student lounge at their alma mater, Kent State University. The Akron Beacon Journal reports (http://bit.ly/HgpU7h) the full-color border mural features strip characters and students...

College gets "Funky" art 03/29/2012 Journal Gazette - Online, The Text Attachment Email

...strip, which appears in The Journal Gazette, celebrated its 40th anniversary by donating a 96-foot mural for a new student lounge at their alma mater, Kent State University. The Akron Beacon Journal reports the mural features strip characters and students throughout their college careers. It was...

The daily dish ... 03/29/2012 Buffalo News Text Email

...Michelle Obama also challenges the contestants to see who can sign up the most participants for the Presidential Active Lifestyle Award. *** 'Funky' at Kent State The men behind the "Funky Winkerbean" comic strip celebrated its 40th anniversary by donating a 96-foot mural for a new student lounge...

College gets 'Funky' art 03/29/2012 Journal Gazette, The Text Email

...strip, which appears in The Journal Gazette, celebrated its 40th anniversary by donating a 96-foot mural for a new student lounge at their alma mater, Kent State University. The Akron Beacon Journal reports the mural features strip characters and students throughout their college careers. It was...

'Funky Winkerbean' artists donate mural to Kent St 03/29/2012 KFMB-TV - Online Text Attachment Email

...men behind the "Funky Winkerbean" comic strip celebrated its 40th anniversary by donating a 96-foot mural for a new student lounge at their alma mater, Kent State University. The Akron Beacon Journal reports ( http://bit.ly/HgpU7h ) the full-color border mural features strip characters and students...


Alumni; University Press (1)
Funky Winkerbean Celebrates 40th Anniversary on March 27 03/29/2012 pr-usa.net - Online Text Attachment Email

...suicide, guns in the classroom, racial discrimination, teen-dating abuse, alcoholism and post-traumatic stress disorder into Funky Winkerbean. The Kent State University Press Publishes The Complete Funky Winkerbean, Volume 1 On the 40th Anniversary As part of the 40th Anniversary...


Board of Trustees; Chemistry and Biochemistry; Liquid Crystal Institute; Research (1)
John West, former KSU VP, named Trustees Research Professor (West) 03/29/2012 Record-Courier - Online Text Attachment Email

The Kent State University Board of Trustees recently named John L. West, an internationally respected researcher and the university's former vice president...


College of Public Health (COPH) (1)
PHOTOS: Food Drive Drops Bags For Donations 03/30/2012 Kent Patch Text Attachment Email


Corporate and Professional Development (1)
Industrial round table event set for April 24 03/29/2012 Gateway News - Online Text Attachment Email

...training facilities and cooperative education; • Michael Hinton of Fortis College will talk about available training programs; • Greg Farabee of Kent State University's Center for Corporate and Professional Development will talk about training resources for professional development and certificate...


Geography (1)
Indian Wells palm trees' fate focus of community debate (Schmidlin) 03/30/2012 Desert Sun - Online, The Text Attachment Email

...and Newport Beach. The tree was in a median jointly maintained by the cities, which removed 100 more trees along Irvine Avenue after the accident. Kent State University professor Thomas Schmidlin, who has studied wind-related tree deaths in the United States, found there were 407 from 1995 through...


Human Resources (2)
KSU faculty unhappy about negotiations 03/30/2012 Akron Beacon Journal - Online, The Text Attachment Email

...11:09 PM KSU faculty unhappy about negotiations March 30,2012 03:09 AM GMT Carol Biliczky Beacon Journal Publishing Co. The leadership of the Kent State faculty union is unhappy about contract negotiations and might ask members to OK a strike authorization vote. The KSU chapter of the...

KSU faculty unhappy about negotiations 03/30/2012 Individual.com Text Attachment Email

...negotiations Carol Biliczky Mar 30, 2012 (The Akron Beacon Journal - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) -- The leadership of the Kent State faculty union is unhappy about contract negotiations and might ask members to OK a strike authorization vote. The KSU chapter of the...


Information Services (1)
Network Support After Dark (Mahon) 03/29/2012 University Business - Online Text Attachment Email

...Eight percent of institutions outsource a portion of their network helpdesks, with nearly 57 percent of those who outsource offering 24/7 support. Kent State University (Ohio) is one institution that is able to provide round-the-clock support by combining in-house and outsourced resources. “Distance...


KSU at Trumbull (1)
Community Calendar - WKBN - 27 First News - Local News - Youngstown, Warren, Columbiana, Ohio - Sharon, Pennsylvania 03/30/2012 WKBN-TV - Online Text Attachment Email

On Friday, March 30, 2012, the Rotary Club of Warren will present a "Night of Comedy and Magic" at the Kent State Trumbull Campus Lecture Hall A. The show will feature the Classic Magic of Gary Morton and Comedy Ventriloquist - Ken Groves. Nick Verina,...


KSU at Tuscarawas (2)
Indian Valley High to host 'Creating Your Own Future' program for juniors 03/30/2012 Times-Reporter - Online, The Text Attachment Email

...GNADENHUTTEN - Indian Valley High School will host a "Creating Your Own Future" program for high school juniors from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. April 20. Kent State Tuscarawas representatives will provide participants with information about owning a business. Program registration forms are available...

Indian Valley High to host 'Creating Your Own Future' program for juniors 03/30/2012 Wicked Local Text Attachment Email

Indian Valley High School will host a "Creating Your Own Future" program for high school juniors from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. April 20. Kent State Tuscarawas representatives will provide participants with information about owning a business. Program registration forms are available...


Renovation at KSU (1)
TIFFANI? THIS KID IS 03/29/2012 19 Action News at 5 PM - WOIO-TV Text Email

...AGAIN, HE IS FACING CHARGES FOR INTERFERING WITH HIS OWN FLIGHT. A NEW RIDE FOR A LOCAL POLICE DEPARTMENT. 19 ACTION NEWS IS A PAYCHECK FROM THE STATE FOR KENT STATE. THE SCHOOL IS GETTING NEARLY $2 MILLION GOING TOWARDS INFRASTRUCTURE RENOVATIONS. A NEW SITE FOR THE CITY'S BICENTENNIAL CELEBRATION....


Sociology (1)
Reports from Kent State University Highlight Recent Research in Qualitative Sociology (Stacey) 03/30/2012 Science Letter Text Email

...skill associated with caregiving and 2) by framing their carework as a public good that benefits the larger community," wrote C.L. Stacey and colleagues, Kent State University. The researchers concluded: "These accounts allow family providers to distance themselves from the norm violation of receiving...


Theatre and Dance (1)
Annual Dance Concert in Kent 03/30/2012 Scene - Online Text Attachment Email

Phone: 330-672-2497 Price: $16 www.dance.kent.edu The fourteen members of Kent State University’s pre-professional student dance company get their time in the spotlight this weekend, as the School of Theatre and Dance presents...


News Headline: Pilot from Salem in national spotlight | Attachment Email

News Date: 03/30/2012
Outlet Full Name: Salem News
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News OCR Text: Mom proud son could safely land JetBlue plane
March 30, 2012
By MARY ANN GREIER , Salem News

SALEM - City resident Jean Dowd has always been proud of her son Jason, a 1990 Salem High School graduate who's a pilot for JetBlue Airways.

Now the whole world shares that pride for the husband and father of two small children who still lives in his hometown, goes to church on Sunday and volunteers at school events.

She said he doesn't want to be called a hero, but that's exactly what's been happening since he safely landed Flight 191 from New York to Las Vegas in Amarillo, Texas on Tuesday after the captain began acting strangely midflight.

Captain Clayton Osbon was locked out of the cockpit by the crew and wrestled to the floor by passengers who restrained him.

Jason Dowd was the co-pilot for the flight. The 41-year-old hasn't been able to return to his Salem home since the incident occurred because he's been in interviews with federal authorities investigating what happened.

Jean received word about the flight from her daughter-in-law, Jason's wife Kathy, who said he called and was safe and sound on the ground. Jean talked to him Tuesday and said "he sounded pretty shaken and said he was fine."

"We're just glad he's safe and we're proud of him," she said. "He always looks out for his parents and always calls to see if we need anything."

She said he loves flying and graduated from Kent State University where he started flying smaller planes. He flew for Allegheny Airlines and then USAir before becoming a pilot for JetBlue Airways.

Jean and her husband, Lewis, had two daughters and two sons. Daughter Cindy, who had been a teacher at Buckeye Elementary School, died 10 years ago. The anniversary of her death was Wednesday. They also have a daughter in Florida and a son in Virginia.

To say the family and friends of the Dowds have been inundated by the media would be an understatement. A representative of ABC Evening News anchor Diane Sawyer called Jean and Lewis, as did representatives of USA Today, Newsweek magazine, People magazine, local television stations and others, including the Salem News. The Salem News also received some calls from various media outlets looking for information.

Buckeye Elementary School Principal Dennis Niederhiser, who worked with Cindy, and knows both Jason and his wife, who's a member of the Salem Junior Mothers' Club, described the young couple as "the epitome of what you want young couples to be. They try to do all kinds of things to help all kinds of people."

He wasn't surprised at all when he heard what happened and the role Jason played in keeping the passengers and crew safe. He also said Jason would be the first to say he was only doing his job.

"I'm sure he was thinking about everybody on that plane," Niederhiser said.

He recalled him coming to the school when his sister was there and speaking to first graders about his job as a pilot. Niederhiser said he plans to use the the situation as a teaching moment and explain to the students how the co-pilot grew up in Salem and how important it is to do the right thing.

"A lot of good quality people that were big contributors to something in a world of ways came out of Salem. We should be proud as a community. We should be proud of his actions," Niederhiser said.

Karen Coffee, a friend of the family, described Jason as a good guy and a family man who wouldn't want to be made out to be a hero.

"He was just looking out for the safety of everyone," she said.

Perry Township Police Chief Mike Emigh when contacted Thursday said he received a call from JetBlue security officials who made him aware that the co-pilot lived in the township. Emigh said he spoke with Kathy and assured her he would afford her the same type of extra police watch provided for an incident last year involving a major league umpire who was being harassed.

He said she indicated she would appreciate her privacy and the privacy of her family to be respected.

Mary Ann Greier can be reached at mgreier@salemnews.net
© Copyright 2012 Salem News. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

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News Headline: JetBlue pilot Clayton Osbon's father died in 1995 plane crash in Daytona Beach | Attachment Email

News Date: 03/29/2012
Outlet Full Name: New York Daily News - Online
Contact Name: Candace Goforth Desantis AND Janon Fisher
News OCR Text: His father, Ronald Osbon, was killed three miles from the Daytona Beach airport

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The father of suspended JetBlue pilot Clayton Osbon, above, died after crashing a small plane in Dayton Beach in 1995.

JetBlue pilot Clayton Osbon's mile-high meltdown Tuesday could have ended in tragedy in an eerie echo of the plane crash that killed his father nearly 20 years ago.

In April 1995, Ronald Osbon, 58, and Kevin Kaniss were en route from Wisconsin to an undersea treasure hunt in the Bahamas when their twin-engine plane lost engine power over Daytona Beach, Fl, according to the Washington Island Observer.

As the Beachcraft Baron dropped into the densely wooded area, a pine tree ripped off its wing, causing it to flip, the Sun Sentinel reported at the time.

The aircraft burst into flames on impact, killing the elder Osbon, a retired electrical engineer, and his partner.

The same fate could have befallen the passengers of Capt. Clayton Osbon, 49, who went on a religious tirade on Flight 191 to Nevada and threatened to crash the plane rather than fly into the den of iniquity that is Las Vegas.

He faces up to 20 years in prison after being charged with interfering with the flight crew. And he's been suspended from the airline. Osbon could have succeeded had it not been for the quick thinking of his co-pilot Jason Dowd.

The 41-year-old Kent State University grad saved the plane by asking a clearly psychotic Osbon to leave the cockpit, then locked the door after him. “I know he was terrified,” mom Jean Dowd, 79, said of her son.

“He didn't know what was going on. He had to use his brain.” The co-pilot then brought the plane to a safe landing while passengers held the crazed captain down in the aisle. “It had to be a pretty upsetting thing,” said dad Lewis Dowd, 82. “When you go against the captain, that's almost like mutiny on a boat. It took a lot of guts.”

Dowd's parents said that the episode has been doubly stressful, coming on the 10-year anniversary of the death of his sister, Cindy.

“We figure that Cindy was with Jason helping him out,” Lewis Dowd said.

The co-pilot spoke to his parents shortly after the plane made an emergency landing in Amarillo, Texas. “He didn't want to say anything against the pilot (Osbon). I was very scared. I am just glad he is on the ground and safe,” his mother said.

With the anxiety came a moment of pride when they watched a YouTube video of their son landing the aircraft. "He was landing that plane under all that pressure, and still it was smooth as could be," Lewis Dowd said.

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News Headline: Pilots: Quick thinking saved jet | Attachment Email

News Date: 03/30/2012
Outlet Full Name: Amarillo Globe-News - Online
Contact Name:
News OCR Text: By BOBBY CERVANTES
bobby.cervantes@amarillo.com

The night before JetBlue Flight 191 co-pilot Jason Dowd left New York, his mother called to ask how he felt about his upcoming five-hour trip to Las Vegas, his father recalled Thursday.

Dowd, 41, of Salem, Ohio, trained under Capt. Clayton Osbon, a JetBlue flight standards pilot who years before supervised test flights for Dowd and others, his father, Lewis, 82, said.

“As far as I know, there was no problem,” Lewis Dowd, 82, said. “He said, ‘I know the guy really well.'”

Shortly after the jetliner took off Tuesday from John F. Kennedy International Airport, signs emerged that the captain aboard Flight 191 was not the man Jason Dowd knew. Osbon raved incoherently and fiddled with flight controls, an FBI affidavit said. After Osbon left the cockpit, raced up an aisle and pounded on the cockpit door, passengers restrained him as Dowd guided the jetliner to Amarillo.

Federal authorities Wednesday charged Osbon with interfering with a flight crew. The airline has suspended him.

Pilots and others said the drama aboard Flight 191 might have turned tragic had it not been for Dowd's quick thinking.

At one point, Osbon, 49, of Richmond Hill, Ga., asked Dowd to take over the controls, proclaiming, “We need to take a leap of faith,” the affidavit said. Dowd suggested inviting an off-duty captain to the cockpit, ordering a flight attendant to summon the extra pilot, the document said.

After Osbon abruptly left the cockpit, Dowd and the off-duty captain locked the door, the affidavit said.

“The co-pilot is the hero,” said Capt. Dave Funk, of Des Moines, Iowa, a retired Northwest Airlines pilot of 20 years. “He recognized pretty quickly he had to get (Osbon) out of (the cockpit) or he could kill everybody. He is truly the guy who made the difference here. He took what could have been a bad situation into a manageable one.”

Lewis Dowd said his son would balk at such praise.

“Jason doesn't realize what he is,” his father said. “He doesn't want anything to do with it. But the more that comes out, the safer people are going to feel in airplanes.”

Dowd decided after taking business administration courses at an Akron, Ohio, college that he wanted to transfer to Kent State University to study to be a pilot, his father said.

He piloted Lewis Dowd's first plane ride. His family is proud, but worries about a work schedule that takes Dowd about 400 miles from home to his flight base in New York.

“Nowadays, we always worry about him,” Lewis Dowd said. “Machinery can always go haywire, but they are very good. He loves to fly. You have to love it to do that.”

Lewis Dowd said he last heard that his son could return to Ohio by Friday.

In addition to a connection that stretches back to Osbon training Dowd, both pilots had faced family tragedy. In 1995, Ronald Osbon was killed when a small plane he was piloting crashed in Daytona Beach, Fla., according to National Transportation Safety Board records.

For the Dowds, the JetBlue incident evoked a sorrowful memory. Ten years ago this week, Jason Dowd's sister, Cindy, lost her battle with cancer, her father said.

“We all think that Cindy was up there with him to help him down Tuesday,” Lewis Dowd said. “It's weird how things happen sometimes.”

Staff writer Jon Mark Beilue contributed to this report.

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News Headline: Highway to honor Ashley White Stumpf | Attachment Email

News Date: 03/30/2012
Outlet Full Name: Record-Courier
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News OCR Text: COLUMBUS —
The Ohio Senate
has signed off on
legislation naming
a stretch of Stark
County roadway in
memory of Ashley
White Stumpf, a
Marlington High
School graduate
killed in military
action in Afghanistan
last fall.
Senate Bill 303 passed on a
unanimous vote this week and
heads to the Ohio House for further
consideration.
The legislation would designate
the section of S.R. 44 between S.R.
619 to the Portage County line, as
the First Lt. Ashley White Stumpf
Memorial Highway.
The state route to be named in
her honor runs directly in front of
her family home.
Stumpf, 24, died on Oct. 22,
2011, in the Kandahar province
of Afghanistan, after her unit was
attacked by an improvised explosive
device.

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News Headline: 'Funky Winkerbean' Artists Donate Mural to Kent St | Attachment Email

News Date: 03/29/2012
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News OCR Text: The men behind the "Funky Winkerbean" comic strip celebrated its 40th anniversary by donating a 96-foot mural for a new student lounge at their alma mater, Kent State University.

The Akron Beacon Journal reports (http://bit.ly/HgpU7h) the full-color border mural features strip characters and students throughout their college careers. It was unveiled Tuesday by artists Tom Batiuk of Medina and Chuck Ayers of Akron.

Batiuk's "Funky Winkerbean" debuted March 27, 1972. Ayers joined him as illustrator in 1994.

The strip at first focused on gags about teenagers at the imaginary Westview High School. Over the years, it explored sensitive topics such as dyslexia, alcoholism, teen suicide and cancer.

The unveiling also was the kickoff of the first volume of Batiuk's book, "The Complete Funky Winkerbean."

Information from: Akron Beacon Journal, http://www.ohio.com

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News Date: 03/29/2012
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The men behind the "Funky Winkerbean" comic strip celebrated its 40th anniversary by donating a 96-foot mural for a new student lounge at their alma mater, Kent State University.

The Akron Beacon Journal reports (http://bit.ly/HgpU7h) the full-color border mural features strip characters and students throughout their college careers. It was unveiled Tuesday by artists Tom Batiuk of Medina and Chuck Ayers of Akron.

Batiuk's "Funky Winkerbean" debuted March 27, 1972. Ayers joined him as illustrator in 1994.

The strip at first focused on gags about teenagers at the imaginary Westview High School. Over the years, it explored sensitive topics such as dyslexia, alcoholism, teen suicide and cancer.

The unveiling also was the kickoff of the first volume of Batiuk's book, "The Complete Funky Winkerbean."

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Information from: Akron Beacon Journal, http://www.ohio.com

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News Headline: College gets "Funky" art | Attachment Email

News Date: 03/29/2012
Outlet Full Name: Journal Gazette - Online, The
Contact Name: Associated Press
News OCR Text: KENT, Ohio – The men behind the Funky Winkerbean comic strip, which appears in The Journal Gazette, celebrated its 40th anniversary by donating a 96-foot mural for a new student lounge at their alma mater, Kent State University.

The Akron Beacon Journal reports the mural features strip characters and students throughout their college careers. It was unveiled Tuesday by artists Tom Batiuk of Medina and Chuck Ayers of Akron.

Batiuks Funky Winkerbean debuted March 27, 1972. Ayers joined him as illustrator in 1994.

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News Headline: The daily dish ... | Email

News Date: 03/29/2012
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News OCR Text: First lady meets 'Losers'

The Biggest Losers are coming to the White House.

NBC says contestants on its "The Biggest Loser" program are whisked to the White House in a two-part makeover episode set to air April 3 and April 10.

In the first episode, the contestants get a surprise video message from Michelle Obama inviting them to the White House, where they are reunited with family members after undergoing a makeover. In the second installment, they meet the first lady, who talks to them about healthy living. And then the contestants, their families and the first lady all work out together at the White House.

According to NBC, Michelle Obama also challenges the contestants to see who can sign up the most participants for the Presidential Active Lifestyle Award.
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'Funky' at Kent State
The men behind the "Funky Winkerbean" comic strip celebrated its 40th anniversary by donating a 96-foot mural for a new student lounge at their alma mater, Kent State University.

The Akron Beacon Journal reported Wednesday the full-color border mural features strip characters and students throughout their college careers. It was unveiled Tuesday by artists Tom Batiuk of Medina and Chuck Ayers of Akron.

Batiuk's "Funky Winkerbean" debuted March 27, 1972. Ayers joined him as illustrator in 1994. The Buffalo News carries the strip.

The strip at first focused on gags about teenagers at the imaginary Westview High School. Over the years, it explored sensitive topics such as dyslexia, alcoholism, teen suicide and cancer.

The unveiling also was the kickoff of the first volume of Batiuk's book, "The Complete Funky Winkerbean."
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Lady Antebellum helps out
The country music trio Lady Antebellum will put on a benefit concert for a tornado-wrecked southern Indiana town after holding a prom event for the town's high school juniors and seniors.

The group says the May 16 events for Henryville High School students will be in the KFC Yum Center in nearby Louisville, Ky. The group says all concert proceeds will go to a relief fund for the town that was heavily damaged by the March 2 wave of tornadoes that killed 13 people in Indiana and 24 in Kentucky.

Lady Antebellum announced Henryville as winner of its "Own the Night" prom contest last week after schools from as far away as northern Wisconsin submitted YouTube videos on Henryville's behalf.

Concert ticket information will be released in the coming weeks.

-- From News and wire services

Copyright © 2012 The Buffalo News

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News Date: 03/29/2012
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News OCR Text: The men behind the "Funky Winkerbean" comic strip, which appears in The Journal Gazette, celebrated its 40th anniversary by donating a 96-foot mural for a new student lounge at their alma mater, Kent State University.

The Akron Beacon Journal reports the mural features strip characters and students throughout their college careers. It was unveiled Tuesday by artists Tom Batiuk of Medina and Chuck Ayers of Akron.

Batiuk's "Funky Winkerbean" debuted March 27, 1972. Ayers joined him as illustrator in 1994.

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News Headline: 'Funky Winkerbean' artists donate mural to Kent St | Attachment Email

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KENT, Ohio (AP) - The men behind the "Funky Winkerbean" comic strip celebrated its 40th anniversary by donating a 96-foot mural for a new student lounge at their alma mater, Kent State University.

The Akron Beacon Journal reports ( http://bit.ly/HgpU7h ) the full-color border mural features strip characters and students throughout their college careers. It was unveiled Tuesday by artists Tom Batiuk of Medina and Chuck Ayers of Akron.

Batiuk's "Funky Winkerbean" debuted March 27, 1972. Ayers joined him as illustrator in 1994.

The strip at first focused on gags about teenagers at the imaginary Westview High School. Over the years, it explored sensitive topics such as dyslexia, alcoholism, teen suicide and cancer.

The unveiling also was the kickoff of the first volume of Batiuk's book, "The Complete Funky Winkerbean."

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News Headline: Funky Winkerbean Celebrates 40th Anniversary on March 27 | Attachment Email

News Date: 03/29/2012
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News OCR Text: Funky Winkerbean Celebrates 40th Anniversary on March 27

When the Funky Winkerbean gang gathers at Montoni's to celebrate the pizzeria's 40 years in business, newspaper readers will have fun recalling key events in the history of the comic strip as Tom Batiuk 's award-winning comic strip celebrates its 40th anniversary on the newspaper comics pages. The strip is syndicated internationally by King Features Syndicate to nearly 400 newspapers.

Ever since Funky Winkerbean first appeared on March 27, 1972 , Batiuk has been treating his readers to an inside look at the lives of rich cast of quirky students at the fictitious Westview High School . From his initial gag-a-day format, the cartoonist moved his characters forward in their fictional lives as he himself matured through the years. Believing that the comic art form is capable of carrying weighty subject matter, Batiuk has continued to stretch the creative boundaries of narrative humor, introducing real-life issues such as dyslexia, teen suicide, guns in the classroom, racial discrimination, teen-dating abuse, alcoholism and post-traumatic stress disorder into Funky Winkerbean.

The Kent State University Press Publishes

The Complete Funky Winkerbean, Volume 1

On the 40th Anniversary

As part of the 40th Anniversary celebration, The Kent State University Press is publishing The Complete Funky Winkerbean, Volume 1 ( March 27, 2012 , $45 ), which encompasses the first three years' worth of strips. Subsequent volumes will be issued every year. Batiuk, who is a graduate of Kent State , donated a collection of his artwork to his alma mater, so it is particularly fitting that the University Press would undertake this massive publishing project to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of his strip with him.

With a Foreword by comics historian R.C. Harvey , the 486-page Volume 1 introduces Funky Winkerbean (whose name was suggested by Batiuk's students), along with his friends Crazy Harry Klinghorn, Bull Bushka, Livinia Swenson , Les Moore , Holly Bud and Roland Mathews . Principal Burch, counselor Fred Fairgood and band director Harry L. Dinkle also appear for the first time. In an autobiographical introduction, Batiuk reveals his early inspirations in his quest to become a cartoonist and discusses his teaching career and how it affected the genesis of the comic strip.

For more information, please visit http://www.kingfeatures.com . The official Funky Winkerbean website is at www.FunkyWinkerbean.com .

SOURCE King Features

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News Headline: John West, former KSU VP, named Trustees Research Professor (West) | Attachment Email

News Date: 03/29/2012
Outlet Full Name: Record-Courier - Online
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News OCR Text: The Kent State University Board of Trustees recently named John L. West, an internationally respected researcher and the university's former vice president for research, to a five-year term as Trustees Research Professor, effective July 1.

The role will include teaching, advising students, continuing research, involvement in university committees and participating in regional business and community groups and initiatives.

West will continue to hold tenure in Kent State's Department of Chemistry.

"I'm honored by the support for the work I'm doing," West said. "This position will allow me to focus not only on further research into liquid crystals, but also to engage with the external community to see how it is translated into support for the region's economic development and growth."

West joined Kent State in 1984 as a senior research fellow of the Liquid Crystal Institute. He served as director of LCI from 1996 to 2002, and served as vice president for research and dean of graduate studies at Kent State from 2003 to 2010.

During that time, he worked with NorTech to establish FlexMatters, a collaboration designed to support the growth of the flexible electronics industry in Ohio.

"I'm very excited about where things are going," West added. "It's great to see companies such as Kent Displays and AlphaMicron moving into significant commercialization. Now it's time for another round of innovations in the liquid crystal field, perhaps in new areas such as medical diagnostics and biomedical applications."

West holds a bachelor's degree in chemistry from the College of William & Mary, and a master's in chemistry and Ph.D. in physical chemistry from Carnegie Mellon University.

West recently spent a year splitting his time between Kent State and Central Washington University, helping the latter with evaluating and establishing a research foundation. He returned to Kent State on a full-time basis last fall.

"I think there are huge opportunities out there for liquid crystals to be applied in a number of new and different areas," West said.

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News Headline: PHOTOS: Food Drive Drops Bags For Donations | Attachment Email

News Date: 03/30/2012
Outlet Full Name: Kent Patch
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News OCR Text: By Matt Fredmonsky

Kent State College of Public Health asking residents to pitch in and fill a grocery bag

Food Drive for Kent Social Services

Melisa Michael delivers an empty grocery bag to a house on Miller Street Thursday, March 29, 2012. About 2,500 bags were delivered throughout Kent as part of a food drive for Kent Social Services. Residents are asked to fill the bag and leave it outside for pick-up on Saturday,

Volunteers dropped a few thousand empty grocery bags at homes throughout Kent today as part of a food drive for Kent Social Services by Kent State University's College of Public Health.

The bags are empty because the food drive is asking residents to fill the bags with non-perishable items. Volunteers running the food drive will come pick up the bags between noon and 6 p.m. Saturday, March 31, provided they are visible from the street.

Each bag contains a flyer with instructions about the food drive. Residents are asked to donate any non-perishable food and personal care items they can.

Deric Kenne, assistant professor of health policy and management at Kent State, said his class, which started the food drive, planned to deliver 2,500 bags across the city Thursday.

The volunteers, mostly students in Kenne's class, will sort the food Saturday and deliver it to The Lord's Pantry at Kent Social Services at 1066 S. Water St.

For community members whose homes do not receive a bag, donations may be taken directly to The Lord's Pantry.

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News Headline: Industrial round table event set for April 24 | Attachment Email

News Date: 03/29/2012
Outlet Full Name: Gateway News - Online
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News OCR Text: The Portage Development Board and the chambers of commerce of Portage County are sponsoring a quarterly Industrial round table.

The first event will take place April 24 at the Maplewood Career Center, 7075 Route 88 in Ravenna, starting at 7:30 a.m. The topic of the event is "Maximizing Workforce Incentives in Portage County."

These quarterly events will focus on business climate issues that companies have identified as having a major impact on their ability to conduct business. The goal of these round tables is to find ways to improve and maintain a business climate that will enable companies to locate in, start up, grow and stay in Portage County.

The event will feature a panel that will present on workforce assets in Portage County:

• Tim Beckner and Brian Boykin of Portage Workforce Connection will talk about helping to screen and recruit employees and on-the-job training incentives;

• Randy L. Griffith of Maplewood Career Center will talk about adult education, training facilities and cooperative education;

• Michael Hinton of Fortis College will talk about available training programs;

• Greg Farabee of Kent State University's Center for Corporate and Professional Development will talk about training resources for professional development and certificate programs for competency development; and

• Matthew Falter the northeast regional workforce director for JobsOhio will talk about state training incentives.

RSVP by call 330-297-3470 or 330-626-4769 by April 17.

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News Headline: Indian Wells palm trees' fate focus of community debate (Schmidlin) | Attachment Email

News Date: 03/30/2012
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INDIAN WELLS - Are palm trees, the ubiquitous botanical icon of the Coachella Valley, dangerous?

Indian Wells and its Casa Dorado subdivision are mired in such a debate after two date palms fell and crashed into the roofs of houses in the adjacent Sundance neighborhood - one being Councilman Patrick Mullany's home - where it caused $75,000 in damage. No one was hurt.

Now the fate of the 38 other palms lining Casa Dorado's main drag is being debated with dueling arborists - the city saying the trees are hazardous and need to be chopped down, and the neighborhood's HOA saying that's just hysterics.

It's created enough of a stir that the issue has made the April 5 City Council meeting agenda, and a letter from Interim City Manager Rod Wood is being inserted into the city's April newsletter.

Mullany has declined to comment further on the tree fracas, citing advice from legal counsel.

Death or injury from falling palm trees is rare, but not unheard of.

A 15-year-old Hesperia boy, Moises Casas, was killed in September 2010 when a recently planted palm in his family's front yard fell over while he was taking out the trash.

In 2000, Los Angeles paid a $7.6 million settlement to a man who was paralyzed after being hit by a falling palm tree. The city had marked the tree for removal earlier because it was dead.

As for other stands of trees deemed dangerous and taken down en masse, in September 2011, a 50-foot blue gum eucalyptus tree fell and crushed 29-year-old Haeyoon Miller in her car as she waited for a red light on the border of Costa Mesa and Newport Beach.

The tree was in a median jointly maintained by the cities, which removed 100 more trees along Irvine Avenue after the accident.

Kent State University professor Thomas Schmidlin, who has studied wind-related tree deaths in the United States, found there were 407 from 1995 through 2007.

A map accompanying the study indicates only a handful happened in Southern California. It's unclear if any were from palms.

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The Casa Dorado tree that hit Mullany's house in January went down in a windstorm, but the city and HOA dispute whether the first tree, which fell in April 2011, also was a victim of wind.

Sam Aslan, a retired U.S. Department of Agriculture district conservationist who managed the Indio USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service office for 30 years, said he has heard of "one or two" deaths locally due to falling palm trees, dating back more than a decade.

"I've seen hundreds of palm trees go down over the years," he said. "You see them on cars, in pools, at country clubs. There was one that landed in a pool and almost killed a little girl," he said.

Desert Sun archives going back to 1998 don't show stories about palm tree deaths, though at least 20 people have been killed when vehicles slammed into palm trees.

Aslan is the second consultant called in by Indian Wells to evaluate the palms. The first also deemed the trees treacherous.

The roots are "very brittle, not healthy, not able to pump water to the top, to the leaves," Aslan said.

His recommendation was to remove seven of the palms right away, which the HOA did. "The rest also pose a danger to society," he said.

But the HOA's arborist called in from San Diego, Mark Robinson, said he saw no signs that the trees were unhealthy or water-deprived.

Even when he came back to look at cross-sections of those seven trees that were cut down, he saw only healthy vascular tissue, indicative of a tree that was getting enough water.

"It was actually exciting because I never get to dissect healthy trees," he said. "I'm usually called in when there's a problem."

He stands by his verdict that the trees are fine.

"I would have been the first one to say you need to take these trees out if I thought there was a problem," he said.

Maureen Gilmer, a nationally known horticulturalist and author who is a columnist for The Desert Sun, said she wouldn't be overly concerned about the remaining trees, even if they haven't been getting enough water.

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"The fact that they are falling over due to lack of water is an easy fix, and the additional irrigation should help. But the notion of removing all of them is just crazy and wasteful," she wrote in an email.

P.S. Freberg, a Casa Dorado resident who was the HOA's landscape chair for nine years, said she's gotten about 30 phone calls from people outside of the community who support the HOA's fight to keep the trees.

The HOA has scheduled a member meeting for Saturday afternoon.

"I imagine it'll be an interesting meeting," she said.

The only way out of the impasse is for the HOA and city to pay equally for another arborist, she said, as long as both sides agree to "bite the bullet" and let the arborist decide which trees need to stay or go.

Wood said he's willing to do that. It was an offer already made during tree negotiations with the HOA.

"If it means fewer trees are taken out, I'll be just as happy as the residents," Wood said.

The city has only issued one other citation for having a dead, diseased or hazardous palm tree, according to Mel Winsor, Indian Wells' personnel/public safety director. That was to a homeowner last August.

Blake Herzog covers Palm Desert and Rancho Mirage for The Desert Sun, and can be reached at (760) 778-4757 or blake.herzog@thedesertsun.com .

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News Headline: KSU faculty unhappy about negotiations | Attachment Email

News Date: 03/30/2012
Outlet Full Name: Akron Beacon Journal - Online, The
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Published: March 29, 2012 - 11:09 PM

KSU faculty unhappy about negotiations March 30,2012 03:09 AM GMT

Carol Biliczky

Beacon Journal Publishing Co.

The leadership of the Kent State faculty union is unhappy about contract negotiations and might ask members to OK a strike authorization vote.

The KSU chapter of the American Association of University Professors told members this week that the administration wants "severe cutbacks in governance and minimal salary increases."

If significant progress isn't made in the next couple of weeks, the AAUP leadership might seek a strike authorization vote, authorize informational picketing or request federal mediation assistance, according to the unsigned email.

KSU spokeswoman Emily Vincent said it was inappropriate to respond to ongoing negotiations. AAUP chief negotiator Eric Mintz, an associate professor of biology, declined comment.

The union and administration have been negotiating since July on a contract to replace the three-year deal that ended in August.

In the letter to 800-some full-time faculty, the AAUP said a limited number of issues remain to be resolved but they are important ones.

Among them, the AAUP says the administration is offering 2 percent raises and the possibility that there will be no retroactive raises if there isn't a tentative accord by Saturday.

The administration also would increase medical premiums to 17 percent of costs by 2014, parallel with a new negotiated agreement with the KSU chapter of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees.

Currently, KSU's 3,400 benefits-eligible employees pay about 14 percent of the university's cost for health care, Vincent said. Employees in the lower tiers pay a lower percentage and those in the higher tiers pay a higher percentage.

Among other issues, the administration would change the "structure and organization" of college, campus and unit handbooks. That would water down the issues that faculty could grieve, according to the AAUP.

The administration's positions would amount to a wage cut "at a time when most people could least afford it," according to an email from George Garrison, a KSU professor of pan-African studies and president of the Pan-African Faculty and Staff Association. His organization is not directly involved in the AAUP negotiations.

In emails sent to faculty and administrators, Garrison appealed for a 5 percent wage hike and no raise in the medical premium.

"This is not too much to request; it is not too much to expect; it is not a large bonus; nor is it unreasonable," wrote Garrison, who is chairman of the AAUP's Racial and Ethnic Concerns Committee.

His organization is seeking "proper recognition and valuing of the role of the faculty in the success of this institution," according to the emails.

Garrison could not be reached for comment.

According to an Ohio State survey of faculty salaries at the 12 tax-supported colleges statewide in 2010-11, the average nine-month salary for a full KSU professor was $106,444, third-highest statewide.

The average salary for KSU associate professors was $77,356 and for assistant professors, $66,540, both fourth-highest statewide.

The AAUP represents full-time tenure or tenure-track faculty on all eight KSU campuses. Tenure confers virtual lifetime employment.

Carol Biliczky can be reached at cbiliczky@thebeaconjournal.com or 330-996-3729.

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News Headline: KSU faculty unhappy about negotiations | Attachment Email

News Date: 03/30/2012
Outlet Full Name: Individual.com
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News OCR Text: KSU faculty unhappy about negotiations

Carol Biliczky

Mar 30, 2012 (The Akron Beacon Journal - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) --

The leadership of the Kent State faculty union is unhappy about contract negotiations and might ask members to OK a strike authorization vote.

The KSU chapter of the American Association of University Professors told members this week that the administration wants "severe cutbacks in governance and minimal salary increases."

If significant progress isn't made in the next couple of weeks, the AAUP leadership might seek a strike authorization vote, authorize informational picketing or request federal mediation assistance, according to the unsigned email.

KSU spokeswoman Emily Vincent said it was inappropriate to respond to ongoing negotiations. AAUP chief negotiator Eric Mintz, an associate professor of biology, declined comment.

The union and administration have been negotiating since July on a contract to replace the three-year deal that ended in August.

In the letter to 800-some full-time faculty, the AAUP said a limited number of issues remain to be resolved but they are important ones.

Among them, the AAUP says the administration is offering 2 percent raises and the possibility that there will be no retroactive raises if there isn't a tentative accord by Saturday.

The administration also would increase medical premiums to 17 percent of costs by 2014, parallel with a new negotiated agreement with the KSU chapter of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees.

Currently, KSU's 3,400 benefits-eligible employees pay about 14 percent of the university's cost for health care, Vincent said. Employees in the lower tiers pay a lower percentage and those in the higher tiers pay a higher percentage.

Among other issues, the administration would change the "structure and organization" of college, campus and unit handbooks. That would water down the issues that faculty could grieve, according to the AAUP.

The administration's positions would amount to a wage cut "at a time when most people could least afford it," according to an email from George Garrison, a KSU professor of pan-African studies and president of the Pan-African Faculty and Staff Association. His organization is not directly involved in the AAUP negotiations.

In emails sent to faculty and administrators, Garrison appealed for a 5 percent wage hike and no raise in the medical premium.

"This is not too much to request; it is not too much to expect; it is not a large bonus; nor is it unreasonable," wrote Garrison, who is chairman of the AAUP's Racial and Ethnic Concerns Committee.

His organization is seeking "proper recognition and valuing of the role of the faculty in the success of this institution," according to the emails.

Garrison could not be reached for comment.

According to an Ohio State survey of faculty salaries at the 12 tax-supported colleges statewide in 2010-11, the average nine-month salary for a full KSU professor was $106,444, third-highest statewide.

The average salary for KSU associate professors was $77,356 and for assistant professors, $66,540, both fourth-highest statewide.

The AAUP represents full-time tenure or tenure-track faculty on all eight KSU campuses. Tenure confers virtual lifetime employment.

Carol Biliczky can be reached at cbiliczky@thebeaconjournal.com or 330-996-3729.



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News Headline: Network Support After Dark (Mahon) | Attachment Email

News Date: 03/29/2012
Outlet Full Name: University Business - Online
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News OCR Text: Tue, 03/27/2012 - 3:53pm

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Network Support After Dark

Most institutions not offering 24/7 helpdesk support

Few students—traditional or nontraditional—complete their work within the 9-5 work day. Rather, libraries and dorm rooms are bustling late into the night with students burning the midnight oil. But, according to findings from the 2012 ACUTA (The Association for Information Communications Technology Professionals in Higher Education) ResNet Survey , only 9 percent of colleges and universities offer 24/7 network support.

Other helpdesk findings show that, while not 24/7 support, nearly two-thirds of institutions do offer more than 40 hours of support per week; another 17 percent offer more than 60 hours. Eight percent of institutions outsource a portion of their network helpdesks, with nearly 57 percent of those who outsource offering 24/7 support.

Kent State University (Ohio) is one institution that is able to provide round-the-clock support by combining in-house and outsourced resources. “Distance learners are often working adults who study after their day job,” says Edward Mahon, vice president for information services and chief information officer. “Traditional students work in collaborative groups late into the night. We're always looking at ways to better serve our community.”

That's why the helpdesk is outsourced after hours. Members of the campus community can call or chat online to have their issues addressed. They can even schedule a time for a helpdesk representative to call them at a time they know they won't be busy. An online “knowledge database” of 4,500 articles is available for students who don't mind troubleshooting on their own.

“All of us are a little bit different, so we try to have three or four solutions available that help with the type of interaction the users want,” Mahon says. He notes that the community appreciates the after-hours support, and the helpdesk receives an average of 30,000 calls a years.

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News Headline: Community Calendar - WKBN - 27 First News - Local News - Youngstown, Warren, Columbiana, Ohio - Sharon, Pennsylvania | Attachment Email

News Date: 03/30/2012
Outlet Full Name: WKBN-TV - Online
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News OCR Text: On Friday, March 30, 2012, the Rotary Club of Warren will present a "Night of Comedy and Magic" at the Kent State Trumbull Campus Lecture Hall A. The show will feature the Classic Magic of Gary Morton and Comedy Ventriloquist - Ken Groves. Nick Verina, Past President of the Rotary Club of Warren and the Youngstown Magic Club will MC the show.

Ken Groves is one of the top ten "REAL" ventriloquists in the country today. He has been seen on TV several times on shows like "After Hours." "Live at the Funny Farm," "Break A Leg," and "The Statler Brothers Show,' to name a few. He has performed in over 22 countries and in 48 of the 50 states. Ken has played in Las Vegas and Atlantic City at: the Showboat, the Aladdin, the Tropicana, and the Riviera. You won't want to miss his hilarious and unusual act.

Gary Morton has been entertaining audiences with Magic and Illusions for over twenty years. He will keep the audience spellbound and amazed with classic magical effects, which contain a high degree of comical entertainment and interactive audience participation. He is the current President of the Youngstown Magic Club - Ring 2 of the International Brotherhood of Magicians and is a performing member of the world famous "Magic Castle" in Hollywood.

Seating is limited and we are ready to take your reservation. This is a special, one day event! Tickets are priced at $15.00 each. We accept Credit Cards, Cash, and Checks. Please call or email your requests to Nick Verina: 330-307-4928, NverinaMagic@Gmail.com or call Cheryl Oblinger at 330-727-4192.

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News Headline: Indian Valley High to host 'Creating Your Own Future' program for juniors | Attachment Email

News Date: 03/30/2012
Outlet Full Name: Times-Reporter - Online, The
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News OCR Text: Indian Valley High to host 'Creating Your Own Future' program for juniors

By Matt Alpert

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Posted Mar 29, 2012 @ 05:03 PM

GNADENHUTTEN -

Indian Valley High School will host a "Creating Your Own Future" program for high school juniors from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. April 20.

Kent State Tuscarawas representatives will provide participants with information about owning a business.

Program registration forms are available in the main office of Indian Valley High School, located at 253 S. Walnut St., in Gnadenhutten.

The deadline to register for the program is April 13.

Indian Valley High School will host a "Creating Your Own Future" program for high school juniors from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. April 20.

Kent State Tuscarawas representatives will provide participants with information about owning a business.

Program registration forms are available in the main office of Indian Valley High School, located at 253 S. Walnut St., in Gnadenhutten.

The deadline to register for the program is April 13.

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News Headline: Indian Valley High to host 'Creating Your Own Future' program for juniors | Attachment Email

News Date: 03/30/2012
Outlet Full Name: Wicked Local
Contact Name: Matt Alpert
News OCR Text: Indian Valley High School will host a "Creating Your Own Future" program for high school juniors from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. April 20.

Kent State Tuscarawas representatives will provide participants with information about owning a business.

Program registration forms are available in the main office of Indian Valley High School, located at 253 S. Walnut St., in Gnadenhutten.

The deadline to register for the program is April 13.

Indian Valley High School will host a "Creating Your Own Future" program for high school juniors from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. April 20.

Kent State Tuscarawas representatives will provide participants with information about owning a business.

Program registration forms are available in the main office of Indian Valley High School, located at 253 S. Walnut St., in Gnadenhutten.

The deadline to register for the program is April 13.

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News Headline: TIFFANI? THIS KID IS | Email

News Date: 03/29/2012
Outlet Full Name: 19 Action News at 5 PM - WOIO-TV
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News OCR Text: TIFFANI? THIS KID IS JUST 13 YEARS OLD AND HE SAID IT HAPPENED LAST NIGHT. THIS IS EAST 102nd AND MILES. AROUND 11:30 LAST NIGHT AROUND THESE RAILROAD TRACKS. LET'S GO TO SOME VIDEO WHERE HE SAID HE WAS ACTUALLY PICKED UP. THE TEEN TOLD CLEVELAND POLICE HE WAS WALKING HOME YESTERDAY NEAR EAST 336th WHEN HE HEARD A MAN SAY, THAT'S THE BOY THAT SNITCHED AT THE REC. MOMENTS LATER HE SAID FIVE MEN STARTED CHASING HIM, THREW HIM ON THE GROUND AND KICKED, HIT AND PUNCHED HIM WITH A STICK. THE SUSPECTS DROVE AROUND FOR ABOUT AN HOUR AND THEN TOOK HIM INTO A HOUSE AND PUSHED HIM INTO A CLOSET. AT SOME POINT HE WAS TAKEN OUT OF A CLOSET AND SHOVED BACK INTO A CAR. THE VICTIM SAYS THE SUSPECTS DROVE AROUND FOR ABOUT AN HOUR AND DUMPED HIM HERE, TOOK OFF HIS PANTS, HIS SHOES AND UNDERWEAR. NOW, HE WAS PHYSICALLY OKAY, BUT EMOTIONALLY THIS IS VERY TRAUMATIZING FOR THIS KID. HERE IS ONE CLUE HE WAS ABLE TO GIVE CLEVELAND POLICE. HE WAS IN A HONDA WITH A WHITE FRONT BUMPER. IF YOU WERE IN THIS AREA OR HAPPENED TO SEE THAT CAR KNOW ANYTHING, PLEASE, GIVE CLEVELAND POLICE A CALL. TIFFANI TUCKER. MORE BREAKING NEWS RIGHT NOW. A LARGE APARTMENT FIRE IN LINDHURST. MONITORING THE SITUATION FROM THE AIR AND BLAKE CHENAULT JOINS US LIVE ON THE GROUND WITH MORE. BLAKE? WE'RE IN LINDHURST OFF OF 271 AND CEDAR ROAD. THE FIRE ON THE BACK SIDE OF THE BUILDING AND AT ONE BUOYANT THE FLAMES STRETCHED FROM THE FIRST FLOOR TO THE ROOF AND THREATENED TO COLLAPSE PART OF THE BUILDING. THIS FIRE FUELED BY NATURAL GAS PRODUCES FLAMES 60 FEET HIGH COVERING ALL SIX FLOORS OF THIS BUILDING AND THREATENING THE INTEGRITY OF THE STRUCTURE MADE OUT OF BRICK AND STEEL. CAN ONLY TAKE SO MUCH HEAT FOR SO LONG. Reporter: AUTHORITIES SAY THE BLAZE WAS CAUSED BY THIS MACHINE, WHICH RUPTURED A NATURAL GAS LINE. THE MACHINES TIRES MELTED RIGHT OFF ITS RIMS. BEING FROM THIS BUILDING OVER HERE VERY CONCERNED FOR OUR NEIGHBORS AND OUR NEIGHBORHOOD. THE SHOCK WAVES FROM THE BLAST WERE SENT RIGHT THROUGH HOMES BLOCKS AWAY. MY WIFE SAID OUR ROOF CAVED IN. I SAID, I DOUBT THAT. NEARBY HOMES WERE EVACUATED. THIS MAN HAD JUST ENOUGH TIME TO LEAVE HIS HOME WITH HIS CLOTHES ON HIS BACK. THEY TOLD ME I HAD TO LEAVE AND I HAD TO LEAVE RIGHT AWAY. HAD YOU EVER SEEN ANYTHING LIKE THIS BEFORE? NOT TO THE EXTENT THEY CAN'T FIND THE GAS LINE AND THIS THING IS JUST BLAZING OUT OF CONTROL. Reporter: CREWS CAN BE HERE ALL NIGHT BECAUSE ISOLATED POCKETS OF GAS COULD SPARK NEW FIRES AND THE GOOD NEWS IN ALL OF THIS, NOBODY WAS SERIOUSLY INJURED. EVERYBODY GOT OUT OKAY. AND ACCORDING TO THE MAYOR, MORE THAN 100 RESIDENTS HAVE BEEN DISPLACED AND THE MAYOR SAYS CONCERNED FAMILY MEMBERS LOOKING FOR THOSE DISPLACED RESIDENTS CAN CALL THE LINDHURST POLICE DEPARTMENT TO FIND OUT WHERE THEY HAVE BEEN RELOCATED. BLAKE CHENAULT, 19 ACTION NEWS. NOW, A DEVELOPING STORY WE'RE FOLLOWING. A DEADLY POLICE INVOLVED SHOOTING IN CHARDON. THAT COMMUNITY REELING FROM LAST MONTH'S DEADLY SCHOOL SHOOTING. OVERNIGHT POLICE SHOT AND KILLED A 27-YEAR-OLD MAN. REPORTER PAUL ORLOUSKY IS FOLLOWING THE STORY. NO TEACHERS OR SCHOOL STAFF CONNECTED TO THE INCIDENTS. Reporter: TROUBLING IN ANOTHER. A DEATH AT THE HANDS OF POLICE WHO WERE CALLED BY RYAN SEVER'S MOTHER. THE PROBLEM WAS WHEN SEVER'S LEFT HIS MOTHER'S HOME, HE DID HAVE A KNIFE ON HIM AND THEN HE CREATED A FATAL PROBLEM FOR HIMSELF WHEN HE PULLED IT ON THE OFFICER. THE CHAOS INSIDE THE HOME WAS FUELED BY DRINKING, ACCORDING TO SEVER'S MOTHER. HE WAS VIOLENT AND OUT OF CONTROL. SHE FEARED HIM. DISPATCHERS FEARED FOR HER, THE GIRLFRIEND AND THE BABY. CAN YOU LOCK THE DOOR AND KEEP HIM OUT? Reporter: IT IS IRONIC IT FACES THE CHARDON HIGH SCHOOL CAFETERIA. BEING SO CLOSE TO THE SCHOOL AND EVERYTHING, OUR HEARTS GO OUT TO THOSE KIDS. I'M UPSET FOR HIS MOTHER. Reporter: A MAN COVERED A LICENSE PLATE WITH CARDBOARD AND REACTED ANGRILY TO ANYBODY NEARBY. INTERESTED IN LEAVING MY PROPERTY. Reporter: NOT SHOWING UP IN COURT ON A PAROLE VIOLATION STEMMING FROM AN EARLIER DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CASE. ACCORDING TO NEIGHBORS, HE GREW UP HERE. BCI IS HANDLING THE SHOOTING INVESTIGATION. IN CHARDON, PAUL ORLOUSKY. CREWS IN COLORADO ARE STRUGGLING TO CONTAIN A WILDFIRE OUTSIDE OF DENVER. IT HAS ALREADY CLAIMED TWO LIVES. WHERE'S MOM? WHAT IS SHE STOPPING FOR? Reporter: DRAMATIC HOME VIDEO RELEASED OF THE DANGER SURROUNDING THE WILDFIRE AND ONE MAN RUSHED TO GET HIS KIDS OUT OF THE PATH OF THE FLAMES. YOU CAN HEAR THE PANIC IN THEIR VOICES. THE FIRE STARTED AS A CONTROLLED BURN AND THEN IT SPREAD OUT OF CONTROL. DOZENS OF HOMES DESTROYED. WELL, WE'LL SEE WHAT THIS CLOUD COVER DOES, BUT AS YOU LOOK AT THE FORECAST TONIGHT, I THINK BY 8:00 TONIGHT, THAT'S WHEN MY TONIGHT FORECAST BEGINS. I DO EXPECT A CLEAR SKY AND BECAUSE OF THAT, IT'S GOING TO BE FROSTY. WELL IN THE 30s, BUT WARMER DOWNTOWN. 41 IN CLEVELAND. IT'S BEEN CLOUDY ALL DAY AND BECAUSE OF THAT TEMPERATURES HAVE NOT DONE ANYTHING, BUT WE ARE GETTING SOME SUNSHINE IN MANSFIELD, THAT'S WHY YOU'RE AT 47. THE FROST ADVISORY THE COUNTY IN LIGHT BLUE, ALONG THE LAKE SHORE AND IN THE WESTERN AREAS AND THEN YOU HAVE A FREEZE WARNING FURTHER INLAND WHERE TEMPERATURES WILL BE WELL IN THE 30s HERE. NOT AS BAD AS MONDAY NIGHT, BUT SOME FROST OUT THERE LATER ON. DAVID, BACK TO YOU. A CONSUMER ALERT NOW, BEST BUY IS PLANNING TO CLOSE 50 STORES ACROSS THE NATION BY NEXT YEAR. THE ELECTRONIC GIANT IS NOT TIPPING ITS HAND AS TO WHICH STORES ARE ON THE CHOPPING BLOCK JUST YET. BUT THE CLOSINGS WOULD MEAN 400 JOBS WOULD GO AWAY. SO WHAT, NOW, THEY'LL DRIVE TO US? NEW AT 5:00, A STUNNING HEALTH ALERT. THE NUMBER OF KIDS WITH AUTISM IS JUST SKYROCKETING IN OUR COUNTRY. EYE OPENING DATA FROM FEDERAL HEALTH OFFICIALS AND AN ESTIMATED 1 IN 88 CHILDREN HAS SOME FORM OF AUTISM. DANIEL SORENNO WITH THE NEW INFORMATION THAT JUST GOT OUT TODAY. A 78% INCREASE COMPARED TO A DECADE AGO AND, GET THIS, THE HIGHEST ESTIMATE TO DATE. HEALTH OFFICIALS SAY THERE IS AN EPIDEMIC HERE. BOYS WITH AUTISM CONTINUE TO OUTNUMBER GIRLS FIVE TO ONE. THE CDC REPORT ESTIMATES THAT 1 IN 54 BOYS IN THE US HAS AUTISM, BUT BEFORE YOU PANIC, EXPERTS SAY MORE CHILDREN ARE BEING DIAGNOSED BECAUSE OF MORE AWARENESS AND BETTER PROCEDURES TO DETECT A PROBLEM. SO T DOESN'T NECESSARILY MEAN MORE KIDS ARE GETTING AUTISM, JUT THE NUMBERS ARE HIGH. THE CDC IS WORKING WITH THE LEADING DOCTORS TO RECOMMEND CHILDREN GET SCREENED FOR AUTISM BETWEEN 18 MONTHS AND 24 MONTHS SINCE THE EARLIER A CHILD IS DIAGNOSED, THE BETTER. LIVE IN THE NEWSPLEX. A BIG ENDORSEMENT COMING TODAY IN THE REPUBLICAN RACE FOR THE WHITE HOUSE. IN A FEW MINUTES, MITT ROMNEY WILL OFFICIALLY GET A PRESIDENTIAL ENDORSEMENT. FORMER PRESIDENT GEORGE HWBUSH PUTTING HIS SUPPORT BEHIND ROMNEY WHO CONTINUES TO GAIN MOMENTUM, INCHING CLOSER TO LOCKING UP THE REPUBLICAN NOMINATION. THE CONVENTION IS HELD IN AUGUST. WELL, MEGA MILLIONS FEVER SPREADING ACROSS THE COUNTRY. FRIDAY'S JACKPOT MORE THAN $500 MILLION. A LOT OF PEOPLE ENJOY OFFICE POOLS, NOT ME, SOMEONE HAS TO BE HERE ON MONDAY. BUT BUYER BEWARE. THE JACKPOT DID GROW TODAY AND IT IS NOW $540 MILLION. THAT MEANS THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE TESTING THE WATERS IN THEIR OFFICE POOLS IS ALSO GROWING. POOLS ARE A GREAT WAY TO IMPROVE YOUR ODDS, IF YOU DON'T DROWN OUT A COUPLE OF DETAILS. FROM CLEVELAND CITY HALL TO THE FEDERAL BUILDING TO THE MORE UNASSUMING E BUSINESSES IN DOWNTOWN. EMPLOYEES EVERYWHERE JUMPING IN THEIR GROUP POOLS. IN MY GROUP THERE ARE EIGHT OF US. EVERYONE IN CITY HALLS HAVE DIFFERENT POOLS. Reporter: A GROUP OF CO-WORKERS BEHIND THESE WALLS COULD BE THE FIRST TO GIVE THEIR TWO WEEKS' NOTICE. JUST BECAUSE IT'S SO HIGH RIGHT NOW AND IF WE ALL WIN, WE'LL JUST QUIT OUR JOBS. THERE'S CLOSE TO 100 TICKETS OUT OF THE 43 PEOPLE. Reporter: IT WAS NO DICE FOR MEGA MILLION PLAYERS WHO WANTED TO GET A PIECE OF THE LAST JACKPOT. THAT'S WHY MORE $500 MILLION IS ON THE LINE NOW. IT MAKES PERFECT SENSE TO MAXIMIZE YOUR CHANCES, THAT IS, IF YOU AREN'T THE ODD MAN OUT. I HEARD ABOUT ONE, BUT MAYBE WENT UP THERE, BUT I'M NOT PART OF IT RIGHT NOW. Reporter: IF YOU ARE FORTUNATE ENOUGH TO JOIN THE OFFICE POOL, LEGAL EXPERTS SAY, BE SMART. DO THIS. WE PASS OUT A COPY OF THE TICKET AND THEN WHEN WE PAY, THEY PUT YOUR NAME AT THE TOP IN THE CORNER SO EVERYONE IN OUR POOL KNOWS THEY HAVE PAID AND THAT THEY GOT A COPY OF THE TICKET. Reporter: IF YOU HAPPEN TO HIT THE BIG ONE IT'S KIND OF IMPLIED, EVERYBODY THAT PUTS IN A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF MONEY. YOU BASICALLY GET A PROPORTIONAL SHARE OF HOW MUCH DID YOU TAKE OUT? KEEP THAT IN MIND. THIS ALSO JUST IN. ONE PERSON WHO WILL NOT, NOT BE BUYING A MEGA MILLIONS TICKET, THE PRESIDENT. HE SAID HE'LL TAKE A PASS AT WINNING THE JACKPOT. ALTHOUGH, $500 MILLION COULD PUT A BIG DENT IN THAT NATIONAL DEBT. LIVE IN THE NEW DPZ PLEX, DENISE ZARRELLA. NOW, TO THE LATEST INVOLVING THAT JETBLUE PILOT WHO HAD A MID-AIR MELTDOWN DURING A FLIGHT EARLIER THIS WEEK. HE IS FACING CHARGES AFTER HIS WILD ANTICS ON THE PLANE. CLAYTON LOST CONTROL, SHOUTING THINGS ABOUT THE PLANE GOING DOWN AND TERRORISTS CONNECTIONS. PASSENGERS TACKLED HIM TO THE GROUND. THE PLANE HAD TO MAKE AN EMERGENCY LANDING. HIS FRIEND AND COLLEAGUE WHO LIVES NEAR CINCINNATI CANNOT BELIEVE THIS HAPPENED. IT WASN'T JUST THAT HE DECIDED TO, YOU KNOW, BANG ON DOORS AND HOLLER THINGS. IT'S WAY OUT OF CHARACTER. THE NICEST PERSON TO BE AROUND. WELL, HE IS UNDER MEDICAL CENTER VISION NOW. AGAIN, HE IS FACING CHARGES FOR INTERFERING WITH HIS OWN FLIGHT. A NEW RIDE FOR A LOCAL POLICE DEPARTMENT. 19 ACTION NEWS IS A PAYCHECK FROM THE STATE FOR KENT STATE. THE SCHOOL IS GETTING NEARLY $2 MILLION GOING TOWARDS INFRASTRUCTURE RENOVATIONS. A NEW SITE FOR THE CITY'S BICENTENNIAL CELEBRATION. THE CITY IS GETTING A CLOCK TOWER TO MARK THE COMMUNITY IN HISTORY. CLEVELAND, GETTING READY TO ROCK AND ROLL FOR THE HALL OF FAME INDUCTION CEREMONIES NEXT MONTH. GIANT POSTERS ARE GOING UP AROUND HOPKINS TO REMIND VISITORS ABOUT THE BIG EVENT. COPLY, THE POLICE DEPARTMENT JUST GOT A SMART CAR. A DISPATCHER DONATED THE VEHICLE, WHICH WILL BE USED FOR SPECIAL EVENTS AND THE DARE PROGRAM. SOMETHING IN THE SKY OVER ONE LOCAL CITY. GETTING A LOT OF ATTENTION. EVEN HOMELAND SECURITY. WAS IS IT A UFO? PLUS, THE SIGN THAT THE ECONOMY IS TURNING AROUND. WHAT COMPANY HEAD HONCHOS ARE SAYING ABOUT FUTURE EMPLOYMENT. WELL, THE CHILL IS ON TONIGHT, I'LL TELL YOU MORE ABOUT THE FROST AND FREEZE WARNING THAT'S IN EFFECT. TRY TO KILL MY FAMILY. A BLOCK BATTLE IN ONE NEIGHBORHOOD. TWO PEOPLE BRINGING OUT THE HEAVY EQUIPMENT TO SETTLE THIS FEUD. CLEVELAND POLICE ARE CRACKING DOWN ON PEOPLE BREAKING THE LAW DOWNTOWN. IT'S NOT WHAT YOU WOULD EXPECT. COPS HANDED OUT JAYWALKING TICKETS LAST NIGHT ON PUBLIC SQUARE. THE FINE 150 BUCKS AND IT WILL COST YOU MORE IF YOU TRY TO FIGHT IT IN COURT. CLEVELAND POLICE HAVE BEEFED UP DOWNTOWN PATROLS RECENTLY. THIS MYSTERIOUS OBJECT EVEN HAD HOMELAND SECURITY INTERESTED. DAN DEROOS HAS THE EVIDENCE CAUGHT ON CAMERA. I DON'T KNOW IF YOU'RE A BELIEVER IN UFOs. FIRST, DOWNTOWN CLEVELAND AND WE'LL SHOW YOU WHERE THIS WAS LOCATED. PENN FIELD, OHIO, THIS IS JUST TO THE WEST OF LICHFIELD AND MIDINA. TAKE A LOOK AT THE VIDEO CAPTURED. THIS IS COURTESY OF THE MORNING JOURNAL. DO WE HAVE THE VIDEO, GUYS? THERE WE GO. WHAT IS IT? I CAN'T, I CAN'T TELL, BUT THAT WAS CAPTURED IN THE BACKYARD THERE. THEY ACTUALLY HAD TO CALL THE SHERIFF DEPARTMENT AND THEY ALSO GOT INVOLVED THE LORAIN COUNTY DRUG TASK FORCE BECAUSE THEY HAVE BEEN FLYING SOME DRONES OVER THE AREA AND THEN THEY GOT THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY INVOLVED. AND WE THINK THIS IS WHAT IT IS. THIS RIGHT HERE. A $50 TOY. IT'S ONE OF THOSE REMOTE CONTROLLED SHARKS. I CAN SEE IT. SEE HOW THAT LITTLE KID IS INSIDE. THAT'S WHERE YOU'RE SUPPOSED TO FLY THESE THINGS BECAUSE, OF COURSE, THAT ONE GOT AWAY AND THIS ONE WE FOUND AT TOYS "R" US. YOU CAN BE YOUR OWN UFO FOR $49.95. FROM THE BIG BOARD, DAN DEROOS. I SAID TO DAVID, IT LOOKS LIKE A FLYING FISH. GOOD NEWS FOR PEOPLE STILL LOOKING FOR A JOB. MORE COMPANY BOSSES ARE PLANNING TO HIRE THIS YEAR. IN A RECENT SURVEY, 42% OF CEOs AT LARGE US COMPANIES SAY THEY EXPECT TO HIRE OVER THE NEXT SIX MONTHS. AND THAT IS UP FROM 35% THREE MONTHS AGO. WELL, NEIGHBORS IN TENNESSEE GOING ALL HATFIELD AND McCOY ON ONE ANOTHER. FORGET THE GUNS. THEY ARE BRINGING IN THE HEAVY EQUIPMENT, LITERALLY. CATHERINE BOSLEY WITH THEIR FEUD, NEW AT 5:00. HOLY MOLY IN THIS CASE. IT IS HARD TO BELIEVE THIS IS FOR REAL. THIS IS WHAT IS LEFT OF ONE FAMILY'S HOUSE AFTER THE NEIGHBOR THEY'RE FEUDING WITH BRINGS HIS BOBCATS INTO THE GAME. WE TAKE EVERYTHING THAT WOULDN'T MELT. Reporter: THIS IS WHAT IS LEFT OF THE MAYFIELD FAMILY KITCHEN AFTER THE NEIGHBOR SHOWS HIM WHAT HIS HANDY, DANDY BOBCAT CAN DO. FOR SOME REASON I WENT AND TOLD HIM, GET DOWN. HE JUST NAILED THAT TO THE HOUSE AND JUST STARTED RAMMING IT BACK AND FORTH. Reporter: THIS IS THE MAN BEHIND THE CONTROLS. JOHN LEWIS, APPARENTLY JUST DROVE IT RIGHT OVER FROM HIS HOUSE NEXT DOOR AND LOOK AT THE DESTRUCTION. ON TWO SIDES OF THE HOME, FAMILY MEMBERS SALVAGING WHAT THEY CAN FROM THE MESS, INCLUDING THE KIDS' TOYS, WHO WERE HOME AT THE TIME. JUST TRIED TO KILL MY FAMILY. HOW COULD YOU DO A FAMILY LIKE THIS? YOU KNOW, THIS IS GOING TO TAKE FOREVER TO COME BACK FROM THIS. Reporter: SHERIFF DEPUTIES ARRESTING LEWIS, BUT HE PUT UP A BIT OF A FIGHT AND THEY ARE BAFFLED. THIS IS NOT THE JOHN LEWIS I KNOW. I KNOW HIM PERSONALLY, HE'S A GOOD MAN. I THINK FOR WHATEVER MOTIVES AND REASONS HE'S BEEN PUSHED FAR ENOUGH AND HE'S ACTED OUT OF THE ORDINARY. Reporter: THE MAYFIELDS SAY THEY REALLY DON'T KNOW WHAT THEY DID TO DESERVE THIS OR WHAT EXACTLY HAPPENS NEXT. NONE OF THE KIDS GOT HURT. Reporter: THE MAN WHO DID THIS, HE'S UP AGAINST SIX FELLY CHARGES. IN THE MEANTIME, THE FAMILY HAD TO MOVE OUT AND THEY WERE TOLD THE HOUSE HAS TO BE LEVELED, JUST TOO MUCH DAMAGE TO REPAIR. IN THE NEWSPLEX, CATHERINE BOSLEY. WELCOME TO A VERY MESSY RUSH HOUR TO START. LET'S TAKE A LOOK. FIRST, AN OVERTURNED VEHICLE ON ROUTE 2 WEST. CAUSING STOP AND GO TRAFFIC APPROACHING, THIS IS AT ROUTE 44. BE VERY CAREFUL IF YOU'RE HEADED IN THAT DIRECTION. THIS IS DUE TO THAT FIRE AND GAS LEAK. IT IS CLOSED IN BOTH DIRECTIONS BETWEEN CEDAR AND KILLBORN DRIVES, TRY TO AVOID THE AREA, IF YOU CAN. TRAFFIC LIGHTS NOT WORKING ON SEVERAL INTERSECTIONS ON BROAD VIEW ROADS BETWEEN BROOK PARK AND SPRING. TREAT THEM, AS WELL AS THE INTERSECTION OF SHAFT AND WEST 11th AS FOUR-WAY STOPS. HERE'S A TRAFFIC PROBLEM CAUGHT ON CAMERA IN IRELAND. AN ASIAN ELEPHANT STARTED ROAMING THROUGH THE SHOPPING CENTER AND THEN THE STREETS. NOBODY HURT AND CREWS ROUNDED HIM UP. IRONICALLY, THEY CALLED THIS 2 1/2 TON ELEPHANT, BABY. YEAH. ALWAYS ANIMALS IN THE ROADS OVER IN IRELAND. COWS, SHEEP, NO, NOT USUALLY AN ELEPHANT. WHY DO ELEPHANTS DRINK? TO FORGET. WITH THAT, LET'S GO TO THE SATELLITE WHERE WE'RE DEALING WITH THIS LOW CLOUD. GEE WHIZ, WE JUST CAN'T BREAK IT. IF WE WERE TO STAY, OKAY, IF FOR SOME REASON THIS CLOUD COVER DOES NOT BREAK UP, THEN, OBVIOUSLY, WE'RE NOT DEALING WITH A FROST SITUATION. THIS IS SOME HIGH CLOUDINESS AND PARTLY CLOUDY SKY HERE, BUT WE'RE STILL SOCKED IN WITH THE LOW CLOUD COVER HERE. HERE'S WHERE WE'RE GOING TO GO. WELL INTO THE 30s TONIGHT. 2:00 AMYOU KNOW, I'M CALLING IT A HARD FREEZE, BUT NOT AS HARD AS WHAT WE DEALT WITH MONDAY NIGHT. IN FACT, WELL, I THINK THAT'S THE SAME BANNER I USED FROM MONDAY NIGHT. SO, IT WILL BE RIGHT AROUND THE FREEZING MARK. SOME OF THE USUAL COLDER AREAS THAT WILL SET UP SOME FROST. EARLY TOMORROW MORNING. WE'LL START OUT SUNNY. HERE COMES THE CLOUD COVER AND THEN AFTER 11:00 AM FROM WEST TO EAST, THAT'S WHEN THE RAIN WILL BE DEVELOPING HERE. IT LOOKS LIKE MORE OF A LIGHTER RAIN ALONG THE LAKE SHORE COUNTIES, HEAVIER SOUTH. 5:00 IN THE AFTERNOON, PERHAPS SOME STORMS AND THAT WILL MAINLY BE ALONG THE US 30 CORRIDOR. BUT TOMORROW IS GOING TO BE AN INTERESTING DAY AS THE SHOT OF RAIN APPROACHES BECAUSE WE'RE GOING TO HAVE BIG TEMPERATURE DIFFERENCES IN THERE, AS WELL. ALL RIGHT, 34 FOR TONIGHT. FROST OVERNIGHT AND THAT IS IF WE CLEAR AND IF WHAT WE'RE STILL CALLING FOR. 31 AKRON/CANTON. NOW, IN CLEVELAND 53 THE HIGH, BUT IT'S GOING TO BE WARMER SOUTH AND EVERYONE'S GOING TO GET SOME AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING RAIN AND PERHAPS SOME THUNDER FURTHER SOUTH, AS WELL. 38 TOMORROW NIGHT. 47 ON SATURDAY. CHILLY, BUT THEN WE WARM UP ON SUNDAY. LOOK AT THAT, WE'RE APPROACHING 70, 61 ON MONDAY AND PARTLY CLOUDY AND THEN WE'RE TALKING SOME MORE STORMS HERE ON TUESDAY. 77 AND IT DOES LOOK COOLER BY THE MIDDLE PART OF THE WEEK. DENISE, BACK TO YOU. THANK YOU, JEFF. STRAIGHT AHEAD AT 5:00, LINDSAY LOHAN'S LEGAL WOES FINALLY COME TO AN END, BUT THE ACTRESS IS NOT COMPLETELY FREE OF THE LAW YET. WE'LL EXPLAIN. PAUL? HERE'S SOME OF THE STORIES COMING UP AT 5:30. IN A FEW WEEKS THE DOORS WILL SWING OPEN ON CLEVELAND'S NEW CASINO. WILL THEY BE READY? WE HAVE AN UPDATE. PLUS AND THE RAP THAT HAS GONE VIRAL ALL IN SUPPORT OF THE BUCKEYES. THOSE STORIES AND LATE-BREAKING DETAILS ON TRAYVON MARTIN SHOOTING. PLUS ANY OTHER NEWS THAT RON BURGUNDY IS READY TO DELIVER THE NEWS, AGAIN. AN END TO THE LINDSAY LOHAN COURT DRAMA, IF SHE BEHAVES. HERE'S CHRIS VAN VLIET. A BIG DAY FOR LINDSAY LO00. AS OF TODAY, SHE'S A FREE WOMAN. THE JUDGE ENDED HER FORMAL PROBATION, WHICH MEANS SHE'S ON INFORMAL PROBATION. ALL SHE HAS TO DO, GET THIS, IS OBEY THE LAW FOR THE NEXT TWO AND A HALF YEARS AND SHE'LL BE FINE. THAT MIGHT BE DIFFICULT FOR LINDSAY, THOUGH. THE JUDGE, THOUGH, GAVE HER SOME ADVICE IN HER PARTING WORDS SAYING, LINDSAY, STOP NIGHTCLUBBING AND START FOCUSING ON WORK. PARAMONT PICTURES AND MYSELF HAVE COME TO TERMS ON A SEQUEL TO "ANCHORMAN. " OH, YES, SAN DIEGO IS ABOUT TO GET A LITTLE BIT CLASSIER. ANCHORMAN 2 IS OFFICIALLY A GO. THAT WAS ANNOUNCED LAST NIGHT. HOWEVER, THEY HAVEN'T WRITTEN THE STORY JUST YET. I'M CHRIS VAN VLIET AND THAT IS YOUR "BUZZ. " REMEMBER THIS SITUATION? A GIANT BOLDER NEARLY CRUSHED AN OHIO HOME AND THE PEOPLE IN IT. COULD THAT HAPPEN TO YOU? STATE OFFICIALS WITH A NEW DANGER ABOUT FALLING ROCKS IN OHIO. AND CHECK OUT OF THE VIEW OF THE DAY AS THE SHOT OF CLEVELAND'S SKYLINE. SHOT FROM LAKEWOOD'S GOLD COAST. OVER A [ MUSIC BOX PLAYS ] MULTI-POLICY DISCOUNT. PAPERLESS DISCOUNT. PAID-IN-FULL DISCOUNT. [Yawning] HOMEOWNER'S DISCOUNT. SAFE DRIVER DISCOUNT. CHIPMUNK FAMILY REUNION. SOMEONE STOLE THE NUTS. SQUIRREL JAIL. JUSTICE! COUNTLESS DISCOUNTS. NOW THAT'S PROGRESSIVE. CALL OR CLICK TODAY. } HERE WE GO AT 5:30. LIVE LOOK AT THE

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News Headline: Reports from Kent State University Highlight Recent Research in Qualitative Sociology (Stacey) | Email

News Date: 03/30/2012
Outlet Full Name: Science Letter
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News OCR Text: "This paper considers the experiences of family home care providers, paid an hourly wage by California's In Home Supportive Services program to care for disabled or elderly relatives. These caregivers are unique in that they provide care in what Arlie Hochschild calls the 'third sector' of social life, where norms and responsibilities tied to work and family intersect," scientists writing in the journal Qualitative Sociology report (see also ).

"Drawing on in-depth interviews and ethnographic observations of family home care providers, we find that providers perceive their paid caregiving as deviant behavior that violates social norms surrounding family care, i.e. that people should not be paid for the care of kin. Family caregivers manage the norm violation associated with their carework by offering 'accounts' that 1) emphasize the tasks and skill associated with caregiving and 2) by framing their carework as a public good that benefits the larger community," wrote C.L. Stacey and colleagues, Kent State University.

The researchers concluded: "These accounts allow family providers to distance themselves from the norm violation of receiving a wage for care and to reconstruct their actions in a positive light."

Stacey and colleagues published their study in Qualitative Sociology (Caught Between Love and Money: The Experiences of Paid Family Caregivers. Qualitative Sociology, 2012;35(1):47-64).

Additional information can be obtained by contacting C.L. Stacey, Kent State University, Dept. of Sociol, Kent, OH 44242, United States.

The publisher of the journal Qualitative Sociology can be contacted at: Springer, 233 Spring St, New York, NY 10013, USA.

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News Headline: Annual Dance Concert in Kent | Attachment Email

News Date: 03/30/2012
Outlet Full Name: Scene - Online
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330-672-2497

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$16

www.dance.kent.edu

The fourteen members of Kent State University’s pre-professional student dance company get their time in the spotlight this weekend, as the School of Theatre and Dance presents Break Out, the annual main-stage concert. On the very full dance card: Everything from Inner Drum, a trio choreographed by Jennifer Sandoval Eccher, founder of Cleveland-based Marquez Dance Project, to Southern and Baseline, a concert jazz piece for eight women inspired by clarinetist Don Byron. Friday's curtain is set for 8 p.m. Encore presentations happen at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 31 and 3 p.m. Sunday, April 1 at the E. Turner Stump Theatre in the Music and Speech Building on KSU’s main campus. Tickets are $16 for adults, and less for seniors, students, and seniors. Reserve yours by phone or online.

E. Turner Stump Theatre

1325 Theatre Drive, in the Music & Speech Bldg. , Kent Kent/Portage County OH 44242

41.15375 ; -81.35127

330-672-2497

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