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    Miami-Dade County’s high schools saw the number of their alumni on NFL rosters to start the 2022 season fall precipitously from the same time last year. Where the county renowned for its football talent boasted 36 players in 2021 after Week 1, that number crashed to 23 this year, a 36.1% plummet. Further, the county directly to the north is starting to dominate Miami-Dade, with Broward having 55 opening-weekend players drawing an NFL paycheck. That total is a jaw-dropping 139.1% larger than the not-even-two-dozen players from Miami-Dade. The opening-weekend players from Miami-Dade hailed from 12 schools and could be found on 14 teams, with the Buffalo Bills leading the way with four players. Here is the list, in alphabetical order by last name of the players, who were either on the 53-man roster, the practice squad or on an injured list. At the end, there is a listing of how many come from each school and are on each NFL team. Tutu Atwell, Rams, Northwestern Dicaprio Bootle, Chiefs, Southridge* Bootle was signed by the Chiefs after opening weekend. Teddy Bridgewater,...
    Miami-Dade County’s high schools saw the number of their alumni on NFL rosters to start the 2022 season fall precipitously from the same time last year. Where the county renowned for its football talent boasted 36 players in 2021 after Week 1, that number crashed to 23 this year, a 36.1% plummet. Further, the county directly to the north is starting to dominate Miami-Dade, with Broward having 55 opening-weekend players drawing an NFL paycheck. That total is a jaw-dropping 139.1% larger than the not-even-two-dozen players from Miami-Dade. The opening-weekend players from Miami-Dade hailed from 12 schools and could be found on 14 teams, with the Buffalo Bills leading the way with four players. Here is the list, in alphabetical order by last name of the players, who were either on the 53-man roster, the practice squad or on an injured list. At the end, there is a listing of how many come from each school and are on each NFL team. TuTu Atwell, Rams, Northwestern Dicaprio Bootle, Chiefs, Southridge* Bootle was signed by the Chiefs after opening weekend. Teddy Bridgewater,...
    Share this: ON THIS DAY IN 1931, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle reported, “More than 13 percent of Brooklyn’s elementary and junior high school register continued to stay away from school today because of infantile paralysis. This is a greater percentage than in any other borough. After school got under way yesterday, a Board of Education check of representative schools of various boroughs showed that 12.8 percent of Manhattan’s children were absent due to the paralysis scare; 11.2 percent in the Bronx; 11.1 percent in Queens; 13.2 percent in Brooklyn and only 4.8 percent in Staten Island. This made a city-wide average of 11.44 percent. Superintendent of Schools O’Shea pointed out in normal times there are at least 5 percent who do not show up the first day of the school year. A check showed that the greater number of absentees came from the sections of the more well-to-do, many of whom have summer places and are keeping their children there until the first of October or until the weather becomes cooler. Doctors and nurses are busy in every school today...
    A MOM has been charged with murder after the cause of death for her young son was revealed. The decomposing body of four-month-old Aaron Thorp was discovered at Melissa Thorp's Columbus, Ohio, home on Monday. 2Melissa Thorp, 38, was charged with murder for the killing of her four-month-old sonCredit: Franklin County Jail 2Thorp allegedly didn't know she was pregnant, and gave birth to her child when she thought she was passing a kidney stone. After the conviction for this murder, she is being held on $750,000 bailCredit: 10 WBNS The 38-year-old mom reportedly called 911 on Monday to report her son had died. But when police and paramedics arrived at the downtown Columbus apartment, they found the child appeared to have been dead for some time and that his body was already decomposing body. On Wednesday, Franklin County Coroner's Office found the cause of death was homicide by blunt force trauma to the head. Court records state that the right side of the boy's skull was crushed between two objects. READ MORE CRIMEINNOCENT Death row inmate freed...
    GONZALO HIGUAIN scored a unique double - with the goals coming on two different days after a dramatic thunderstorm. The former Chelsea striker starred as Inter Miami earned a much-needed MLS win over Columbus Crew. 2Gonzalo Higuain scored on Tuesday and Wednesday as his double secured a 2-1 winCredit: Getty Images - Getty 2The Argentine struck the all-important winning goal at 12.13amCredit: Getty Images - Getty Phil Neville's side went into the game on the back of three straight defeats. But Higuain proved his class by opening the scoring 25 minutes into the 8pm Tuesday night kick-off, coolly slotting home on the counter. However, Cucho Hernandez - formerly of Watford - equalised for Columbus with a back-post header four minutes before half-time. Then the match was stopped as the thunder and lightning lashed down at the DRV PNK Stadium in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. READ MORE ON CHELSEAChelsea news Tuchel breaks silence on sacking, Boehly eyeing feeder clubs EXCLUSIVE And the second half did not get underway for nearly two-and-a-half hours as play eventually restarted at...
    As new video offered a fresh vantage point of the killing of Donovan Lewis, a 20-year-old Black man fatally shot in bed last month by a Columbus Police officer while possibly holding a vape pen, the slain man’s family issued a fresh call for justice. “I want to see real action,” Lewis’ mother, Rebecca Duran, said during a Thursday press conference outside of Columbus City Hall, noting that she was at a “loss for words.” “There’s the colloquial saying, ‘Don’t talk about it, be about it.’ Let’s see something happen, not just conversation and conversation.” Duran’s demand for “justice for Donovan” came as the Columbus Division of Police released new body-camera footage showing the painful aftermath of the early morning Aug. 30 incident. In the footage, Duran is seen explaining to an officer at the scene that she received a call from Lewis’ girlfriend about the shooting—and asks which hospital her son was taken to. When an officer admits he does not know, Duran is heard screaming: “How do you fucking not know you were there? You guys have police...
    (CNN)Protests and calls for justice are increasing in Ohio's capital after the police killing of an unarmed Black man this week bluntly signaled the continuation of years of racial inequality and strained relationships with law enforcement. Donovan Lewis was in bed around 2 a.m. Tuesday when he was shot to death by a Columbus police officer attempting to serve a felony warrant at the apartment building, police said. Columbus Police Chief Elaine Bryant has said the officer, Ricky Anderson, opened fire as it appeared Lewis was holding "something" in his hand. She said a vape pen was later found next to Lewis on the bed. "How many more lives are gonna be lost to this type of reckless activity? How many more young Black lives will be lost?," Rex Elliott, an attorney for Lewis' family, said Thursday at a news conference. Body camera video shows a Columbus, Ohio, police officer fatally shooting an unarmed 20-year-old Black man in bedLewis joined a growing list of Black people killed in law enforcement encounters in the city of almost 900,000 people. Casey Goodson...
    Family of Donovan Lewis, the 20-year-old Black man who was fatally shot in bed on Tuesday by a Columbus Police officer while possibly holding a vape pen, is demanding answers and justice after the latest act of police brutality in a city with an ugly history. “He was treated like an animal,” Columbus attorney Rex Elliott, who is representing the family, said after playing the body-camera footage at a press conference on Thursday. “There was no justification—let me be clear—no justification for officer [Ricky] Anderson to shoot an unarmed man trying to get out of bed as police officers were instructing him to do.” The Columbus Division of Police said that at around 2:28 a.m. on Tuesday, officers attempted to serve a felony warrant at a second-floor apartment on Sullivant Avenue. Body-camera footage released later that day showed that after apprehending two other people in the apartment, officers went into a back bedroom where Lewis was sleeping—and that he was shot about a second after the door was opened. Lewis had one hand raised as Officer Ricky Anderson, who had...
    Family of Donovan Lewis, the 20-year-old Black man who was fatally shot in bed on Tuesday by a Columbus Police officer while possibly holding a vape pen, is demanding answers and justice after the latest act of police brutality in a city with an ugly history. “He was treated like an animal,” Columbus attorney Rex Elliott, who is representing the family, said after playing the body-camera footage at a press conference on Thursday. “There was no justification—let me be clear—no justification for officer [Ricky] Anderson to shoot an unarmed man trying to get out of bed as police officers were instructing him to do.” The Columbus Division of Police said that at around 2:28 a.m. on Tuesday, officers attempted to serve a felony warrant at a second-floor apartment on Sullivant Avenue. Body-camera footage released later that day showed that after apprehending two other people in the apartment, officers went into a back bedroom where Lewis was sleeping—and that he was shot about a second after the door was opened. Lewis had one hand raised as Officer Ricky Anderson, who had...
    The Columbus Division of Police released body-camera footage late Tuesday showing the fatal shooting of 20-year-old Donovan Lewis, who was killed as he was still in bed and possibly holding a vape pen. Authorities say that around 2:28 a.m. on Tuesday, officers attempted to serve a felony warrant at an apartment on Sullivant Avenue. Body-camera footage shows Lewis was shot just seconds after several officers entered his second-floor apartment, and less than a second after officers burst open his bedroom door. Lewis had one hand raised as Officer Ricky Anderson, who had a K-9, opened fire. The footage shows officers then handcuffing a wounded Lewis before rendering aid. Lewis was pronounced dead at a local hospital around 3:19 a.m and no weapons were found in the apartment. “There was, like, a vape pen that was found on the bed right next to him,” Columbus Chief Elaine Bryant said at a Tuesday press conference. “Donovan Lewis lost his life. As a parent, you know, I sympathize and I grieve with his mother. As a community, I grieve with our community but...
    Columbus, Ohio (CNN)The day before classes are scheduled to start, teachers in Ohio's largest school system say they won't end their strike without improvements to what they describe as dilapidated schools where a lack of heating and air conditioning has led to miserable classroom environments. Union members in Columbus hit the picket line for a second day Tuesday, as the stalemate between the Columbus Education Association and the Columbus City Schools Board of Education continued with no negotiations currently scheduled between the two sides. The showdown is the latest in years of tensions across the nation between teachers who argue they are underpaid and underappreciated, particularly after navigating the coronavirus pandemic, and school systems that say they are strapped for cash. In Columbus, teachers say they want guarantees of smaller class sizes, full-time art, music and physical education teachers in elementary schools and a cap on the number of class periods throughout the school day. But at the core of the strike is their complaint that too many schools, or parts of schools, lack heating and air conditioning, leaving students...
    Teachers at Columbus City Schools in Ohio have voted to strike due to alleged disagreements over learning and teaching conditions, including functional air conditioning and heating inside classrooms. The members of the Columbus Education Association teachers union, an affiliate of the National Education Association, the largest teachers union in the country, voted with 94% in favor of rejecting the school board's final offer Sunday evening. The strike will be the union's first one since 1975. FLORIDA WON'T BE 'WOKE DUMPSTER FIRE': DESANTIS ANNOUNCES TEACHER RECRUITMENT PLAN "CEA is committed to bargaining for the safe and welcoming, properly maintained, and fully-resourced public schools Columbus students deserve," the union said in a tweet announcing the rejection. "As the board stated last night, the decision to strike by the Columbus Education Association is incredibly disappointing. We are very saddened by the unfortunate situation our families, our community, and, most important, our children now face," said Jennifer Adair, president of the Board of Education for Columbus City Schools, at a press conference Monday. Adair continued, "School starts on...
    afbinternational.com AFB International, a global manufacturer of pet food ingredients, will invest more than $79 million in a new facility in Columbus, Georgia, creating more than 100 new jobs in the next five years. “Since taking office, I have been laser-focused on bringing opportunities to every corner of our state, and I am excited that a great company like AFB is answering that call and investing in the Columbus community,” said Governor Kemp. “Near Fort Benning, AFB will find a highly capable workforce ready to meet their needs. I look forward to seeing this project’s impact, including its impact on the many military and veteran residents who could fill these quality positions.” AFB develops, manufactures, and sells palatant ingredients to pet food companies worldwide. Palatants are ingredients that make pet foods, treats, and supplements taste great, ensuring pets enjoy their feeding occasions and get the vital nutrients they need. “AFB is excited to become part of the Columbus community,” said AFB International President Jared Lozo. “We are proud of the work we’ve done since...
    A judge in Ohio has ruled that Gerson Fuentes, the illegal immigrant accused of repeatedly raping and impregnating a 10-year-old girl, to be held without bond.  Fuentes, 27, is charged with two felony counts of rape of the child who traveled to Indiana for an abortion that became a flashpoint in the national debate over access to the procedure.  Judge Julie Lynch ruled on Thursday that Fuentes will be held without bond. He showed no emotion as he was led by deputies from the Columbus courtroom back to his jail cell. Fuentes, of Guatemala, was arraigned earlier this month and his bail was initially set at $2 million. He remains in the Franklin County Jail. The case drew national attention when an Indianapolis doctor said the child had to go to Indiana because Ohio banned abortions at the first detectable 'fetal heartbeat' after the United States Supreme Court overturned the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling in June. Gerson Fuentes, 27, is charged with two felony counts of rape of a 10-year-old girl who traveled to Indiana for an abortion. A...
    Two people were killed and two other people are injured after a horrific shooting in a sports bar. Police responded to a call that was placed early Saturday morning in Columbus, Ohio. 1Police respond to a shooting in Ohio that left two dead and two others injuredCredit: 10tv The shooting happened inside a sports bar just after 2am, according to Police. The reports were located near Jay's Sports Lounge. One of the victims was pronounce dead at the scene, while one died at Grant Medical Center. CPD Sergeant Rich Weiner told NBC4 one of the injured victims is in serious condition. The other injured shooting victim was found at a gas station close by, but shot outside of the sports bar. This is a developing story. Check back later for updates. More to follow...For the latest news on this story, keep checking back at Sun Online. The-sun.com is your go-to destination for the best celebrity news, sports news, real-life stories, jaw-dropping pictures and must-see video. Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TheSunUS and follow us from our main Twitter account at @TheUSSun.
    An illegal alien, reportedly from Guatemala, who has lived in Columbus, Ohio, for the past seven years has been arrested and charged with raping and impregnating a 10-year-old girl. The Columbus Dispatch reported Wednesday Gerson Fuentes, 27, who has been working in a café, confessed to raping the child on at least two occasions and has been charged with rape, a first-degree felony in Ohio. The case of the 10-year-old girl went viral after abortion activist Dr. Caitlin Bernard, the sole source of the story, told the Indianapolis Star a “child abuse doctor” from Ohio contacted her in Indiana because a minor girl had been raped and could not obtain an abortion in Ohio since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. Despite numerous inquiries into the vague story, Bernard did not share any further details, including whether or not she or her Ohio colleague made a report of the alleged rape to law enforcement or child protective services. She appeared on MSNBC and discussed the 10-year-old girl’s case in the context of targeting states that had restricted or...
    Before he questioned a news report of a 10-year-old rape victim being forced to go out of state for an abortion, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost should have at least checked the logs at Columbus Police Headquarters six blocks from his office. The Columbus Police Department is the biggest in Ohio. And its jurisdiction is both the state capitol and the seat of Franklin County, which year after year reports the highest number of sexual assaults on children 14 and under. So logic, as well as proximity, should have made the Columbus cops among the very first Yost sought out. A quick look in the most obvious place could have put an immediate end to a huge issue that would see not just the usual crazies but also the The Wall Street Journal editorial board end up calling into question an absolutely true account. The answer to the question of what would happen if a child became pregnant by rape under Ohio’s new law proved to be this: The foremost law enforcement officer in the state would lead a chorus...
    By Chuck Johnston | CNN A Columbus man has been charged with raping a 10-year-old Ohio girl who then had to travel to Indiana seeking an abortion after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, according to court proceedings CNN obtained through affiliate WBNS. Rumors of the case garnered national and international attention, with some US political leaders referencing it in conversations about abortion bans. Gerson Fuentes, 27, was arrested Tuesday, according to Columbus police and court documents. He has been charged with felony rape of a minor under age 13, according to the Franklin County Municipal Court. His first court appearance was Wednesday. Fuentes is being held on $2 million bond, according to the court. CNN has reached out to his attorney for comment. Fuentes admitted to authorities he raped the young girl on at least two occasions, Det. Jeffrey Huhn testified Wednesday at Fuentes’ arraignment. Police first were alerted to the child’s pregnancy in late June through a referral by a local children services department that was made by the 10-year-old’s mother, Huhn testified. The girl...
    WAYNE ROONEY sat in the stands as his DC United side snatched a last-gasp draw against Columbus Crew. The Manchester United and England legend was officially appointed as Hernan Losada's permanent successor on Tuesday. 4Wayne Rooney was officially appointed new DC United manager on TuesdayCredit: ALAMY 4But the Brit had to watch his side take on Columbus Crew from the sidelinesCredit: ALAMY 4Rooney points something out to a member of the coaching teamCredit: ALAMY 4Rooney saw his new side battle from two goals down to draw 2-2 with Columbus CrewCredit: ALAMY Rooney, however, was unable to take charge of the team for their MLS clash with the Columbus Crew on Wednesday as he's yet to acquire a work visa. So the former Derby County boss had to make do with a seat in the stands, where he watched on attentively. Rooney got a stiff reminder of the size of the job on his hands when his new troops fell 2-0 down thanks to a second-half brace from Cucho Hernandez. But he will have been thrilled by the fighting spirit they...
    (CNN)A Columbus man has been charged with raping a 10-year-old Ohio girl who then had to travel to Indiana seeking an abortion after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, according to the Columbus Dispatch newspaper.Rumors of the case garnered national and international attention, with some US political leaders referencing it in conversations regarding abortion bans. Gerson Fuentes, 27, was arrested on Tuesday, according to Columbus police and court documents. He has been charged with felony rape of a minor under the age of 13 years old, according to the Franklin County Municipal Court. His first appearance in court was Wednesday, according to the court. Doctors worry that online misinformation will push abortion-seekers toward ineffective, dangerous methodsPolice were first alerted to the child's pregnancy through a referral by a local children services department that was made by the 10-year-old's mother in late June, according to the Columbus Dispatch, which cited a detective's testimony at Fuentes' arraignment Wednesday.The 10-year-old girl underwent a medical abortion in Indianapolis on June 30, the detective testified, according to the newspaper. The detective further testified that...
    A Columbus man has been charged in relation to the viral story of a pregnant 10-year-old girl who had to travel from Ohio to Indiana for an abortion. According to the Columbus Dispatch, 27-year-old Gershon Fuentes has been charged with one count of rape involving the 10-year-old victim. Fuentes allegedly confessed and turned himself in to authorities as the child’s rapist on July 6. He admitted to raping the child on at least two occasions.  According to the Dispatch, Columbus police officials were made aware of the girl's pregnancy through a referral by Franklin County Children Services made by her mother on June 22. A detective then testified at Fuentes’ arraignment that the victim underwent a medical abortion on June 30. Court records indicate that Fuentes appeared in court Wednesday and was given a $2 million bond. Officials also testified that DNA from the clinic in Indianapolis is being tested against samples from Fuentes, as well as the child's siblings, to confirm his paternity. Both the criminal charges and testimony from the Columbus detective confirm that the viral story is true, even though its legitimacy was...
    AN arrest has been made in the case of a pregnant 10-year-old girl who traveled from Ohio to Indiana seeking an abortion after being raped twice, court documents reveal. Gershon Fuentes, 27, is now facing charges as the tragic story of his alleged young victim has garnered national attention in the wake of the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v Wade. 2Gershon Fuentes, 27, has been arrested in the case of a pregnant 10-year-old girl who sought an abortion after being raped twiceCredit: Franklin County Ohio Sheriff Office 2The girl's situation sparked nationwide conversations surrounding her trip from Ohio to Indianapolis where she terminated the pregnancyCredit: Getty The Columbus man was arrested on Tuesday after he admitted to raping the child at least two times, prosecutors said. This comes as the 10-year-old victim's situation sparked public fury after she was denied an abortion and her alleged rapist walked free for weeks. On June 22, Columbus police were made aware of the horror pregnancy through a referral from Franklin County Children Services that was made by the girl's mother. The...
    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A man has been charged in Ohio with the rape of a 10-year-old girl whose case drew national attention when a doctor said the child had to travel to Indiana for an abortion because of new restrictions in her home state after the U.S. Supreme Court's recent landmark ruling.The video featured is from a previous report.The suspect was arraigned Wednesday, days after some conservatives, including Ohio's Republican governor and attorney general, had raised questions about whether the case was real. Abortion rights supporters had pointed to the story to highlight fallout from the Supreme Court ruling.A detective testified Wednesday that Columbus police learned about the girl's pregnancy through a referral by Franklin County Children Services that was made by her mother on June 22, and that she had an abortion in Indianapolis on June 30, The Columbus Dispatch reported.RELATED: Illinois braces for influx of women seeking abortions as neighboring states move to ban itAn Indianapolis physician who provides abortion services, Dr. Caitlin Bernard, had told The Indianapolis Star that an abortion had been provided for such a...
    An Ohio man was arrested Tuesday for raping a 10-year-old girl who became a central figure in the debate over abortion rights after she reportedly traveled to Indiana to have an abortion when Ohio outlawed the procedure last month. Arrest records and court records viewed by The Daily Beast confirm that Gerson Fuentes, 27, was arrested Tuesday in Franklin County on a felony charge of raping a person under 13. The Columbus Dispatch, who first reported on his arrest, attended Fuentes’ arraignment in Columbus on Wednesday. The unidentified girl became national news when a doctor’s allegation that she traveled from her home in Columbus to Indianapolis for an abortion began to spread in the wake of the the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade. Her home state had a trigger law that immediately made abortions in the state illegal, while abortions remain legal in Indiana. Columbus police detectives testified in court Wednesday that the abortion did take place out of state, the Dispatch reported. Court records show Fuentes is being held on a bond of $2 million. The Dispatch reported...
    THE body of a missing 64-year-old woman has been found in her own backyard buried in a shallow grave after she was reported missing in November. Julie Marie Catron may have mysteriously traveled to Florida months before being found behind her Georgia home on Wednesday, cops say. 2A 64-year-old missing woman has been found buried in a shallow grave in her backyardCredit: Getty 2Police say Julie Marie Catron may have traveled from Georgia to Florida before her tragic deathCredit: Columbus Police Department Detectives said the investigation led them to search Catron's residence where she was discovered. The coroner's office has confirmed the remains are of Catron, but the office is sending her body to Atlanta for further inspection. Columbus police chief Freddie Blackmon said foul play is a possibility at this time, WTVM reported. This comes after police said Catron may have traveled from Columbus, Georgia, to Destin, Florida in November 2021. read more sun storiesSICK TAUNT Chilling words of girl, 14, after she 'stabbed wheelchair-bound sister to death'HORROR ABUSE Vegan mom starved toddler to death by feeding him only...
    Columbus City Attorney Zach Klein and Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Michael O’Malley announced this week they will not prosecute abortionists who violate Ohio’s “heartbeat law.”  Signed three years ago by Governor Mike DeWine (R), the act disallows abortions to be performed once a fetal heartbeat is detectable, which becomes the case about six weeks into a pregnancy. With last week’s overturning of the 1973 Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion, the heartbeat law is now in effect. Klein, a Democratic former president of the Columbus City Council, told members of the press that he believes the right to abortion should continue whether or not the Supreme Court recognizes it. “It’s not really our role to get involved with the healthcare decisions between women and doctors,” he said.  Klein and O’Malley are two of about 90 elected prosecutors from across America to have signed a pledge not to enforce their states’ abortion restrictions. “Not all of us agree on a personal or moral level on the issue of abortion,” the attorneys wrote in a joint statement. “But we stand...
    A Tesla driver claims his brakes failed moments before he crashed into a Ohio convention center where young girls were competing in a volleyball tournament.  The 2020 Model S driver was reportedly travelling at 70mph down Route 315 when he took the Vine Street exit and lost control near the High Street intersection in Columbus, Ohio on May 4. Frightening surveillance footage of the lunchtime crash shows the vehicle plowing through the Greater Columbus Convention Center, where a junior volleyball tournament was being held. The driver told police he could not break after exiting the highway onto Vine Street where the speed limit is 30mph, according to the Columbus Dispatch.  It is unclear if the driver was using autopilot.  Witnesses, however, gave WBNS 10 a different account of the crash.  A 2020 Model S driver, who was not identified, reportedly lost control of the vehicle on May 4 while going 70mph down Route 315 near High Street around lunchtime in Columbus, Ohio. He hit a potted plant before crashing into the corner of the Greater Columbus Convention Centre The car hit the building around 70mph,...
    Ohio State football earned a huge commitment from the top recruit in 2024 when Dylan Raiola said he was headed to the Buckeyes. Ryan Day and the Ohio State football program have landed a monumental commitment from a highly coveted recruit as Dylan Raiola took to social media and formally announced his plans to be a Buckeye. After sharing a moment of thanks for God and his loved ones, expressing gratitude for the support and those around him that he has in his life, Raoila made it clear that he was bound for Columbus and the Buckeyes. Here is everything Raiola had to say about his decision to commit to the Buckeyes. Watch his explanation here: BUCKEYE NATION!!! LETS G⭕️⭕️⭕️⭕️???????????????????? pic.twitter.com/NvXE24XM7j — Dylan Raiola (@RaiolaDylan) May 10, 2022 Ohio State football lands huge commitment from 2024 No. 1 recruit Dylan Raiola In his announcement video, Raiola credits those around him for helping him get to the position that he is currently in. He also addressed his high school football team, making it clear that he believes that program will continue to develop...
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio doctor accused of ordering excessive amounts of painkillers that led to multiple patient deaths at a Columbus-area hospital was acquitted of 14 counts of murder Wednesday following a weekslong trial. Dr. William Husel, 46, was accused of ordering the drugs for patients in the Mount Carmel Health System. He was indicted in cases that involved at least 500 micrograms of the powerful painkiller fentanyl. Prosecutors said ordering such dosages for a nonsurgical situation indicated an intent to end lives. Husel’s attorneys argued he was providing comfort care for dying patients, not trying to kill them. Franklin County Judge Michael Holbrook told jurors before the start of deliberations that they could also consider lesser charges of attempted murder. They deliberated for six days. Husel would have faced a sentence of life in prison with parole eligibility in 15 years had he been found guilty of just one count of murder. Prosecutors presented their case beginning Feb. 22 and put on 53 prosecution witnesses before resting on March 29. Those witnesses included medical experts who testified...
    DETROIT (AP) — Jack Roslovic had three goals, including the winner at 3:19 of overtime, and added an assist to lead the Columbus Blue Jackets past the Detroit Red Wings 5-4 Saturday night. The Red Wings got goals from Dylan Larkin and Jakub Vrána, his second of the game, in the final few minutes of regulation to tie the game at 4-4. Roslovic gave Columbus a 1-0 lead at 13:14 of the first period before Vrana tied it at 13:41 of the second when he scored on a breakaway. He skated around defenseman Vladislav Gavrikov and beat goaltender Elvis Merzlikins through his pads. Vrána has 10 goals in just 16 games this season and has seven goals and four assists in his last 10 games. Detroit defenseman Marc Staal made a perfect pass from the left boards to Sam Gagner at the right front of the net. and Gagner scored on the open side at 17:21 of the second to give the Red Wings a 2-1 lead. Gagner extended his goal streak to three games. Cole Sillinger tied it...
    By: Patrick Damp/KDKA-TV PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The Pittsburgh Steelers and football community suffered a tremendous loss on Saturday morning. READ MORE: 'My Heart Just Sunk:' Steelers Fans React To The Death Of Quarterback Dwayne HaskinsAround 6:30 a.m., Steelers quarterback and Ohio State Buckeye legend Dwayne Haskins was killed when he attempted to cross a Florida highway and was hit by a dump truck. He died instantly. Haskins is remembered as one of the greatest quarterbacks in Ohio State history. In 2018, Haskins throw for 4,831 yards and 50 touchdowns and led the team to a Big Ten championship and a Rose Bowl victory. “You could make the case that Dwayne Haskins is the Godfather of the new era of Big Ten Football, certainly at Ohio State,” said WBNS Sports Columbus’s Dave Holmes, who covered Haskins’ college career. “He didn’t set records – he crushed them. He beat the old Big Ten single-season passing mark by 1,000 yards and he beat Drew Brees’ touchdown record by 11 touchdowns.” Given the shockwaves that reverberated through Steeler Nation...
    BOSTON (CBS) — The Bruins will be without their top goal scorer in Detroit on Tuesday night. David Pastrnak, who left Monday night’s game in Columbus early due to injury, won’t be in the lineup against the Red Wings. Head coach Bruce Cassidy made that announcement Tuesday morning, also adding that Trent Frederic — who suffered an upper-body injury on Monday night and also didn’t return — will not be playing either. Pastrnak has a team-leading 38 goals scored this season, and he’s tied for the team lead in points with 71. Pastrnak suffered an injury in Columbus after getting muscled to the ground by the much larger Vladislav Gavrikov. Pastrnak headed to the locker room early in the third period and did not return, with the Bruins winning 3-2 in overtime. David Pastrnak down the tunnel after this: pic.twitter.com/IRBuHdfshD — Evan Marinofsky (@EvanMarinofsky) April 5, 2022 The absence of Pastrnak and Frederic will allow Billerica’s Marc McLaughlin to return to game action. He made his NHL debut last week and scored as part of a Boston blowout of...
    By Michael Hurley, CBS Boston BOSTON (CBS) — Sometimes, Brad Marchand crosses the line. Other times, he doesn’t. Yet in those times when he doesn’t cross the line, his history of actually crossing the line tends to color a whole lot of people’s opinions on what he did or did not do. The latest case for Marchand came Tuesday night in Columbus, when he delivered a heavy hit on Blue Jackets defenseman Andrew Peeke. With Peeke pinching down along the wall in the Bruins’ zone, Marchand lined him up for a body check against the boards. The resulting collision was heavy-duty. Brad Marchand with a big hit that injures Andrew Peeke pic.twitter.com/C99yaQJVGo — Brady Trettenero (@BradyTrett) April 4, 2022 The Blue Jackets were incensed by the hit, both because it left Peeke down on the ice and because it immediately led to a breakaway goal for Boston. Jakub Voracek earned a 10-minute misconduct penalty for harassing the officials after the goal, and the temperature of the evening was significantly raised from that point forward. That was evident when Oliver Bjorkstrand finished a hit on...
    A “solidarity fund” has been created for Starbucks employees at a Columbus store as they attempt to join co-workers nationwide in unionizing, a process they say is being opposed by the coffee giant. “In Columbus, OH, a courageous and amazing group of Starbucks workers have come together at the 88 E. Broad St. store to form their Union with Starbucks Workers United! They are fighting for better wages, safe working conditions, and a voice at their worksite,” says a GoFundMe page organized by former Columbus mayoral candidate Liliana Baiman. Baiman unsuccessfully ran for office in 2019, but remains active in local politics. The GoFundMe page claims that Starbucks is opposing the unionization efforts. “However, Starbucks management is fighting against workers with union-busting tactics, including terminations and cutting hours,” according to the page. “Workers all across the country at different Starbucks stores are fighting back and winning. Join us and be a part of history here in Columbus. We must stand up as a community and support these workers, including creating a community fund for mutual aid.” At the time of...
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Jake DeBrusk scored his second goal of the game 1:03 into overtime to lift the Boston Bruins to a 3-2 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Monday night. Zach Werenski scored late in the second period to tie the score. After a scoreless third, the DeBrusk beat Elvis Merzlikins following a Columbus turnover. READ MORE: 'Like An Angel With Me': Couple Feels Lucky To Be Alive After Car Crashes Into Lawrence RestaurantDeBrusk scored in his fifth straight game, Craig Smith also scored and Linus Ullmark stopped 20 shots in the penalty-filled game as the Bruins bolstered their playoff positioning. They moved into third place in the Metropolitan Division, one point ahead of idle Pittsburgh, with 13 games left. Boston has won three straight and 10 of the last 12. The Blue Jackets are going in the other direction, losing a season-high seventh in a row. Emil Bemstrom had a goal, and Merzlikins made 34 saves for Columbus, which dropped below .500. A streaking Bemstrom scored on a rush 4:31 into the game, outracing Brandon Carlo...
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Jake DeBrusk scored his second goal of the game 1:03 into overtime to lift the Boston Bruins to a 3-2 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Monday night. Zach Werenski scored late in the second period to tie the score. After a scoreless third, the DeBrusk beat Elvis Merzlikins following a Columbus turnover. DeBrusk scored in his fifth straight game, Craig Smith also scored and Linus Ullmark stopped 20 shots in the penalty-filled game as the Bruins bolstered their playoff positioning. They moved into third place in the Metropolitan Division, one point ahead of idle Pittsburgh, with 13 games left. Boston has won three straight and 10 of the last 12. The Blue Jackets are going in the other direction, losing a season-high seventh in a row. Emil Bemstrom had a goal, and Merzlikins made 34 saves for Columbus, which dropped below .500. A streaking Bemstrom scored on a rush 4:31 into the game, outracing Brandon Carlo and lifting a shot over Ullmark’s glove from the left circle for his fifth of the season. Late...
    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Jared Spurgeon scored on a give-and-go 1:24 into overtime and the Minnesota Wild recovered to beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-2 and provide Marc-Andre Fleury with a victory in his Minnesota debut Saturday night. Fleury, the three-time Stanley Cup winner who has the fourth-most playoff wins in NHL history, stopped 23 shots for Minnesota, which won its fifth straight game. READ MORE: Bird Flu Confirmed In 2 Minnesota Flocks; Poultry Owners On High AlertKirill Kaprizov scored twice, including a tying goal with 1:03 left in the third period to put the game into overtime. The Wild are three points ahead of St. Louis for second in the Central Division after the Blues lost at home to Carolina. Jake Bean and Jakub Voracek scored for Columbus, and Elvis Merzlikins made 35 saves. Fleury’s debut, following a trade-deadline deal that sent a conditional 2022 first-round draft pick to Chicago, was a bit delayed as he sat the past two games while Cam Talbot posted a pair of wins. Fleury, the 37-year-old former Vezina Trophy winner, wasn’t tested...
    UFC Columbus: Alexa Grasso defeated Joanne Wood. Alexa Grasso defeated Joanne Wood via submission (rear-naked choke), Round 1 – 3:58 at UFC Columbus on Saturday, March 26, 2022, live from the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, OH. “I’m so so happy. I told you that I wanted to have my first submission and I did it. I told you, I worked this hundred and hundreds of times… It’s been a long road stepping up with three wins in a row,” said Grasso, who welcomed whichever fight the UFC gives her next. One & done for @AlexaGrasso ???? #UFCColumbus pic.twitter.com/5U2uKgIGfK — UFC (@ufc) March 27, 2022 The women touched gloves to get the action underway. Wood came forward but Grasso was able to land a combination and trip Wood. From the top, Grasso landed several strikes. Eventually, Grasso let Wood get back to get her feet. Wood caught a kick and landed several kicks and strikes. The women continued to trade with Wood relying on her kicks and knees, while Grasso leaned on her striking. Wood landed a spinning back elbow but Grasso was able to flip...
    Brandon Manning and his wife were both born in the U.S. South and had been itching to return, but Manning didn’t want to go back to his native Atlanta because of the traffic, housing costs and sprawl. So, when he was offered a job teaching at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas, the couple decided to give the smaller city a chance. They weren’t alone. The largest African American population growth in pure numbers over the past decade didn’t take place in Atlanta or Houston, long identified as hubs of Black life, but rather in less congested cities with lower profiles: Fort Worth; Columbus, Ohio; Jacksonville, Florida; and Charlotte, North Carolina. Each gained between 32,000 and 40,000 new Black residents from 2010 to 2020, according to 2020 census figures. Meanwhile, Black residents left the nation’s largest cities, New York, Los Angeles and Chicago, by the tens of thousands. “The sprawl of a Houston or an Atlanta, it’s just massive and traffic makes it hard to get around,” said Manning, an assistant professor of Black Literature and Culture, who moved...
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Yegor Chinakhov scored the shootout winner after Zach Werenski tied the game with 30.4 seconds left in regulation to rally the Columbus Blue Jackets to a 3-2 win over the Minnesota Wild on Friday night and snap a four-game losing streak. Chinakov also scored in the first period, and Elvis Merzlikins stopped 36 shots in the win for Columbus. Mats Zuccarello had a goal and an assist, and Kirill Kaprizov also scored for Minnesota. Kaapo Kahkonen had 26 saves in the Wild’s first loss in three games. Minnesota remained in third place in the Central Division, a point behind St. Louis. Columbus went up 1-0 on Chinakhov’s first power-play goal of the season, a wrister from the left circle that beat Kahkonen glove side with 6:29 left into the game. Kaprizov tied it with 26 seconds left in the first, just 15 seconds into a 4-on-3 Wild power play, with a wrister from the left circle. It was his 30th goal of the season and extended his point streak to eight games. Zuccarello put the Wild...
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus police officer who shot and killed 16-year-old Ma’Khia Bryant last year has been cleared of any criminal wrongdoing, Ohio prosecutors announced Friday. Bryant was killed in April by Columbus police officer Nicholas Reardon as she swung a knife at a young woman, just seconds after pushing another woman to the ground. Bryant was Black and Reardon is white. Police were responding to a 911 call made from Bryant’s foster home about a group of girls threatening to stab members of the household. READ MORE: Records: Ma’Khia Bryant’s Sister Sought Help Before ShootingThe killing led to a Justice Department review of the police department in Ohio’s capital city. Bryant was shot four times and died from her injuries. The coroner listed the cause of death as a homicide — a medical determination used in cases where someone has died at someone else’s hand, but not a legal finding. It doesn’t imply criminal intent. Bryant’s killing further heightened tensions in Ohio’s capital city over fatal police shootings of Black people, and also cast a light on...
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A grand jury has cleared the police officer who fatally shot 16-year-old Ma’Khia Bryant in Columbus, Ohio last year. Copyright © 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus police officer who shot and killed 16-year-old Ma’Khia Bryant last year has been cleared of any criminal wrongdoing, Ohio prosecutors announced Friday. Bryant was killed in April by Columbus police officer Nicholas Reardon as she swung a knife at a young woman, just seconds after pushing another woman to the ground. Bryant was Black and Reardon is white. Police were responding to a 911 call made from Bryant’s foster home about a group of girls threatening to stab members of the household. The killing led to a Justice Department review of the police department in Ohio’s capital city. Bryant was shot four times and died from her injuries. The coroner listed the cause of death as a homicide — a medical determination used in cases where someone has died at someone else’s hand, but not a legal finding. It doesn’t imply criminal intent. Bryant’s killing further heightened tensions in Ohio’s capital city over fatal police shootings of Black people, and also cast a light on the state’s foster care system. In announcing the...
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Viktor Arvidsson scored four minutes into overtime to complete a hat trick and give the Los Angeles Kings a 4-3 victory over the quick-strike Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday night. Dustin Brown also scored and Jonathan Quick stopped 24 shots for the Kings to help the Kings win end a two-game losing streak and win for the eighth time in 11 games. READ MORE: Kings Get Fifth Straight Win; Islanders' Barzal, Chara hurtPatrik Laine, Oliver Bjorkstrand and Justin Danforth scored for Columbus in a franchise-record, 46-second span in the second, and Elvis Merlikins stopped 39 shots. The Blue Jackets had won two in a row. Arvidsson opened the scoring with six minutes left in the second period with a wrister from the right circle that beat Merzlikins high. READ MORE: Kings Head Coach Todd McLellan Enters COVID-19 ProtocolsColumbus countered with the three-goal bursrt, with Laine scoring with 4:26 to go, Bjorkstrand with 4:01 left, and Danforth with 3:40 remaining. Brown’s dribbler through Merlikins’ pads made it 3-2 at 3:49 of the third, and the Kings pulled...
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Viktor Arvidsson scored four minutes into overtime to complete a hat trick and give the Los Angeles Kings a 4-3 victory over the quick-strike Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday night. Dustin Brown also scored and Jonathan Quick stopped 24 shots for the Kings to help the Kings win end a two-game losing streak and win for the eighth time in 11 games. Patrik Laine, Oliver Bjorkstrand and Justin Danforth scored for Columbus in a franchise-record, 46-second span in the second, and Elvis Merlikins stopped 39 shots. The Blue Jackets had won two in a row. Arvidsson opened the scoring with six minutes left in the second period with a wrister from the right circle that beat Merzlikins high. Columbus countered with the three-goal bursrt, with Laine scoring with 4:26 to go, Bjorkstrand with 4:01 left, and Danforth with 3:40 remaining. Brown’s dribbler through Merlikins’ pads made it 3-2 at 3:49 of the third, and the Kings pulled even with 3:46 left on Arvidsson’s second goal of the night. Boone Jenner appeared to have won it for...
    by Todd Feurer, CBS Chicago web producer CHICAGO (CBS) — Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Friday slammed a lawsuit accusing her of a profane tirade Chicago Park District lawyers, calling the claims against her “deeply offensive and ridiculous.” READ MORE: Two Chicago Police Officers Shot During Ambush In Lawndale; Suspect In CustodyA defamation lawsuit filed against the mayor earlier this week by former Park District deputy general counsel George Smyrniotis accused Lightfoot of berating him and other Park District officials over their proposal to allow an Italian American group to display a Christopher Columbus statue that had been removed from Arrigo Park during the 2020 Columbus Day parade. Lightfoot ignored questions from reports about the lawsuit on Thursday after leaving her only public event since the lawsuit became public, and on Friday morning issued a brief written statement: “I am aware of the lawsuit that has been filed by a former Chicago Park District employee. While I will continue my practice of not commenting on the specific claims alleged in pending litigation, I feel compelled to state that the deeply offensive...
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Miles Jackson, a Black man who was killed in a confrontation with police at an Ohio emergency room last year, was shot 20 times and suffered wounds to his head, chest, and abdomen, according to a coroner’s report. Jackson, 27, died April 12 in a suburban hospital emergency room after a struggle with Columbus police officers that started when they discovered he had a gun concealed in his sweatpants. A standoff ensued after the gun went off, with police eventually opening fire as Jackson appeared to sit up and officers yelled, “He shot again!” and “He’s got a gun!”, according to bodycam footage. READ MORE: Fathers From McKeesport Lean On Each Other After Gun Violence Turns Their Lives Upside DownThe 20 shots that hit Jackson included wounds to his left ear, chin, chest, abdomen, buttocks and thighs, Dr. Anahi Ortiz, the Franklin County coroner, said in her report. The coroner listed the cause of death as a homicide — a medical determination used in cases where someone has died at someone else’s hand, but not a...
    A former lawyer for the Chicago Park District is suing Lori Lightfoot after the Chicago mayor chewed him out on Zoom, allegedly claiming to have the “biggest dick” in the Windy City. George Smyrniotis, who worked for the park district as deputy general counsel before he stepped down last month, says in his lawsuit that the trouble began over a plan to include a controversial statue of Christopher Columbus during an annual parade organized by the city’s Italian American community. The prominent statue, which stood near Lake Michigan downtown, was one of several Columbus statues around the city that Lightfoot had ordered removed in the wake of social-justice protests in the summer of 2020. After the mayor’s order, the Joint Civic Committee of Italian Americans sued the Park District. Smyrniotis alleges that he was then asked by the district’s chief lawyer and a city superintendent to collaborate with the Italian organization to find a solution and settle the suit “as soon as possible.” As reported by the Chicago Tribune, Smyrniotis and lawyers representing the Italian Americans came...
    Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot has been accused in a lawsuit of hurling obscenities at a city lawyer who tried to defy her wishes by allowing Italian-Americans to display a removed statue of Christopher Columbus at a parade. Former Chicago Park District deputy general counsel George Smyrniotis filed the lawsuit on Tuesday against the city and Lightfoot, alleging she defamed him with her remarks in a meeting last year. At issue was one of the two Columbus statues that Lighfoot ordered removed during widespread unrest in the summer of 2020, which city Italian-American groups hoped to unveil and display temporarily during their Columbus Day parade last fall. Smyrniotis and his superiors at the Park District agreed to allow the display -- but according to the suit, Lightfoot lashed out in rage when she learned of the plan and threatened to pull the parade's permit if the statue were displayed. 'You make some kind of secret agreement with Italians,' said Lightfoot, according to the complaint, which was first reported by the Chicago Tribune. 'My d**k is bigger than yours and the Italians, I...
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A Black man killed in a confrontation with police in an Ohio emergency room last year was shot 20 times in the encounter, with injuries in the head, chest, and abdomen, according to a coroner’s report. Miles Jackson, 27, died April 12 in a suburban hospital emergency room after a struggle with Columbus police officers that started when they discovered he had a gun concealed in his sweatpants. A standoff ensued after the gun went off, with police eventually opening fire as Jackson appeared to sit up and officers yelled, “He shot again!” and “He’s got a gun!”, according to bodycam footage. The 20 shots that hit Jackson included wounds to his left ear, chin, chest, abdomen, buttocks and thighs, Dr. Anahi Ortiz, the Franklin County coroner, said in her report. The coroner listed the cause of death as a homicide — a medical determination used in cases where someone has died at someone else’s hand, but not a legal finding. It doesn’t imply criminal intent. The Attorney General’s Office concluded its investigation of the shooting...