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The Best Zoo in The Nation

The Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden is celebrating being the best zoo in the nation voted on by visitors. The Newport Aquarium was also named one of the top aquariums in the country. The Cincinnati Zoo was one of twenty zoos across the country to be nominated for this top title. The Cincinnati community loves their Zoo! In 2018, the PNC Festival of Lights hosted at the Cincinnati Zoo won USA Today’s Top Ten Best poll for Best Zoo Lights. A lot of visitors have been most attracted to the one of the newest members of the Cincinnati Zoo, Fiona the hippo. This zoo is one of the oldest in the nation and still attracts the most visitors each year that bring each visitor nose-to-nose with the animals. “Guests can view hippos underwater, pop up in a bubble amid meerkats or watch cheetahs racing at top speeds,” a zookeeper from the Cincinnati Zoo said. The Columbus, Ohio Zoo and Aquarium were ranked number five nationally.

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Remembering Kayleigh Hogan

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Kayleigh Mae Hogan has peacefully passed away on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at the age of 14. Surrounded by her family, pets, and in her mother’s arms, Kayleigh finally earned her angel wings after battling with different types of cancer for 6 years, since the age of 8. She has left behind her mom, dad and three siblings, Shayla, Cameron and Brendan Many of Kayleigh’s famous idols have reached out to her via video to send her positive vibes. Some of these famous people include, Dwayne Johnson AKA ‘The Rock’, Ed Sheeran and Mark Wahlberg. Zdeno Chara, Kayleigh’s favorite player from the National Hockey League sent her a signed jersey as a gift. A player from the National Football League, the Cincinnati Bengals quarterback, Andy Dalton also gave her a personalized jersey with her name on it that he had signed.

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Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile

Theodore Robert Bundy, also known as Ted Bundy, was well known for his mischievous lifestyle as a serial killer, kidnapper and rapist in the 1970’s. There is a documentary on Netflix called ‘The Ted Bundy Tapes’ that takes you through the life, and court hearings of what Bundy, and a lot of others were put through. On May 3, 2019, Netflix will be releasing a movie called ‘Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile’, starring a  famous actor, Zac Efron, as the main character playing the character of Ted Bundy. This movie was shot in a jailhouse in Batavia, Ohio. It will focus on the crimes Ted Bundy committed, from the perspective of his girlfriend, who refused to believe the truth about him for years. This movie was filmed in January and February 2018 by academy award-nominated filmmaker, Joe Berlinger.

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Jaguar Attacks Woman Who Tries to Take a Selfie

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An Arizona woman got attacked by a jaguar after she crossed the barrier to take a selfie with the animal. The jaguar will not be punished nor euthanized. The woman suffered injuries in her arm after this incident on Saturday. The feline was said to have dug its claws into the woman after she had jumped the fence for a picture. Witnesses say they heard the lady scream for help. When people showed up to help, they said the jaguar had its claws into the woman’s hand and flesh. Witnesses were trying to distract the jaguar enough to let the woman go by throwing water bottles into the cage. On Sunday, the woman who was attacked has apologized for the incident and admits that she was in the wrong for jumping the barrier. She is recovering well but had to get stitches on her arm.

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Last Surviving Ruth

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Julia Ruth Stevens, the daughter of baseball legend Babe Ruth, has died suddenly at the age of 102. Julia was the last surviving daughter of Babe’s. She was adopted into the Ruth family in 1930 and she took her last breath on Saturday in an assisted living facility in Nevada. “She lived a full life and tried to do her very best to perpetuate the legacy of Babe in a positive way,” Julia’s son Tom, described his mother as “Babe’s biggest fan”. She was born in 1916 when her parents split shortly after she was born. She moved to New York with her mother Claire Hodgson, when her mother met Babe Ruth in 1923 while they were there. Julia described her childhood with Ruth one time by saying, “I have this vague image of this huge man, who was really nice, coming to visit Mother, and he’d pick me up and set me on his lap and ask me little questions about how I was. If mother and I went out with him, people just crowded around.”

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Chef Boyardee Recall

2,871 pounds of rice and chicken products are being recalled due to misbranding and undeclared allergens. Some of the products may contain milk and wheat and are not declared on the product label. They are labeled as chicken and rice products despite containing beef ravioli products. They were produced and packaged on January 16, 2019 and include the 7.5 ounce canned microwavable bowls of “Chef Boyardee rice with chicken and vegetables”. The ‘best by’ date on the can was labeled as July 8, 2020 and they were shipped to grocery stores in New York, Florida, and Kentucky.

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Fatal Crashes in Cincinnati

There have been numerous fatal car crashes in Ohio since December 2018. One crash was in Amelia on December 11, and this crash was a double-fatal crash involving three cars, in which drugs were a factor. The state route between Bach Buxton and Amelia Olive Branch were closed for several hours. This crash took place around 11:30 am. The cars involved were a Mazda, a Ford Escape and an Audi. The driver of the Mazda went left into the center lane and hit the driver of the Ford Escape, which then hit the driver of the Audi. The driver of the Mazda and the Ford Escape were pronounced dead at the scene. Needles were found at the scene and the driver of the Audi was taken to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

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Does Adoption Have More Positive or Negative Effects?

Adoption is the process and legal procedure of which children lacking support and cultural benefits from a family, are able to get permanent people and another family to support them in which they will no longer be taken away from their necessities.  Adoption is beneficial for the adopter and the adoptee.

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The adoptee will be able to live a happier, healthier and more comfortable life in a better environment, and for the adopter, they get to bring home a new joy to experience this love and parenting with.  Adoption can be looked at as a fresh start for the two parties. However, child adoption is likely to have an effect on the adoptive parents, the adoptee and the birth parents as well. There are more than 101,000 children in the United States that are waiting to get adopted.  The ages of these children range from school-aged and older.  Continue reading Does Adoption Have More Positive or Negative Effects?

Pittsburgh Shooting

A shooting in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania has left eleven dead and six injured.  This shooting took place in a synagogue called ‘Tree of Life’, during a worship practice.  This synagogue is located in what’s known as the heart of the local Jewish community. The shooter was said to be posting threats online and seemed to only target the Jews.  The last post before the shooting happened said, “HIAS likes to bring invaders in that kill our people. I can’t sit by and watch my people get slaughtered. Screw your optics, I’m going in.” The shooters name was Robert Bowers, a 46-year-old.  After having a shootout with the Pittsburgh police, Bowers surrendered after being injured and was taken into custody. During this gunfight, he told one officer: “They’re committing genocide to my people. I just want to kill Jews”. Federal prosecutors are looking to approve on the death penalty against Bowers. 

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Wolves Win First Home Game

It was a big weekend for West Clermont, as it was homecoming weekend for the Wolves, and another weekend for a win. The home team defeated the Loveland Tigers in a conference game, in overtime by a score of 10-7, getting the results they were looking for. This was the Wolves first win in their own den. West Clermont’s touchdown was scored by their quarterback, Hunter Eads in a quarterback sneak. They were able to pull out a win the last time these teams went head to head as well. Their record now stands at 3-3, while Loveland’s defeat drops them to 1-5.

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