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Dad dons "Daisy Dukes" to teach daughter lesson

Published: Thursday, September 12, 2013 @ 8:46 AM
Updated: Thursday, September 12, 2013 @ 8:46 AM

Scott Mackintosh's teenage daughter is probably reassessing her wardrobe this morning, as well as trying to live down his outrageous and unforgettable stunt.

According to Mackintosh, he had been expressing his displeasure with her somewhat skimpy outfits for weeks. When he realized his message wasn't getting through, he decided to take a rather bold step. 

One night before leaving home for a family night out, Mackintosh heard his wife arguing with his daughter, "I heard my wife ask our daughter if she would please change into some longer shorts before leaving. She said “NO!”  Instead of turning her response and disrespectful attitude into a major battle, I decided to make a “small” statement on how her short-shorts maybe aren’t as “cute” as she thinks!"

So, he took out a pair of scissors and turned a pair of his own jeans into short-shorts, "There was only about an inch of material below the crotch of the shorts." 

Mackintosh says when he walked out to his car where the family was waiting for him, his kids didn't even notice his new attire, "As I walked out to the car I could see my daughter and my son in the back seat with their heads down focused on their phones …needless to say they didn't even notice."

The family then went out to eat at a local restaurant, where the kids finally noticed their dad's outfit. But Mackintosh says his daughter at least pretended that his fashion statement didn't bother her, even when he wore them to miniature golf. It wasn't until they decided to go to a popular ice cream spot that she broke down and refused to go inside with the rest of the family. 

Mackintosh realizes he was tough on the teen, but feels she'll appreciate it … one day, "My daughter will always know that her dad loves her and cares about her enough to make a fool out of himself."

Mackintosh describes the entire episode on the family's blog.

Ohio State sued after denying white supremacist’s speaking request second time

Published: Monday, October 23, 2017 @ 9:16 AM

White Nationalist Richard Spencer tries to get students to shout louder as they clash during a speech Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, at the University of Florida in Gainesville. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)
White Nationalist Richard Spencer tries to get students to shout louder as they clash during a speech Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, at the University of Florida in Gainesville. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)

A Ohio State University is being sued after again denying a prominent white supremacist’s request to speak on campus

An attorney for Richard Spencer filed a lawsuit in federal court on Sunday, the Associated Press reports. The lawsuit was filed after Ohio State announced late Friday it was denying Spencer’s request a second time.

An Ohio State’s lawyer reiterated the reasons for the university’s original denial in a letter to an attorney representing Cameron Padgett, the organizer of Spencer’s college speaking tour. Spencer is president of the white supremacist think tank the National Policy Institute and is known as one of the organizers of August’s “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville that descended into violence.

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In the letter to Spencer’s attorney, Ohio State’s lawyer justified the denial in part because of the events that unfolded at the University of Florida, where Spencer spoke last week. Florida’s governor declared a state of emergency because of Spencer’s visit and protesters clashed with Spencer’s supporters on campus.

“The university values freedom of speech. Nonetheless, the university has determined that it is not presently able to accommodate Mr. Padgett’s request to rent space at the university due to substantial risk to public safety,” wrote Columbus attorney Michael Carpenter in a letter to Kyle Bristow, a lawyer for Spencer.

Carpenter asked Bristow and Padgett to direct any future communications to him rather than to Ohio State officials directly. Bristow recently threatened to file a lawsuit against both OSU and the University of Cincinnati if the state institutions would not allow Spencer to speak on campus.

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Spencer has been denied requests for space to speak at Penn State University, the University of Florida and at Michigan State University. After Michigan State denied Spencer’s speaking request, his event organizer filed a lawsuit against the school in United States District Court.

UC took a different approach than Ohio State. UC president Neville Pinto announced in a campus-wide email earlier this month that the university would allow Spencer to speak on campus.


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Dairy Queen coming to Liberty Twp.

Published: Monday, October 23, 2017 @ 9:12 AM

            A new Dairy Queen is coming to the southeast corner of Cincinnati-Dayton Road and Wyandot Lane in Liberty Twp. The new restaurant will be the second Dairy Queen in Butler County, joining an existing location at 9128 Cox Road in West Chester Twp. STAFF FILE PHOTO
A new Dairy Queen is coming to the southeast corner of Cincinnati-Dayton Road and Wyandot Lane in Liberty Twp. The new restaurant will be the second Dairy Queen in Butler County, joining an existing location at 9128 Cox Road in West Chester Twp. STAFF FILE PHOTO

A Dairy Queen restaurant is coming to Liberty Twp.’s growing downtown Bethany area.

The 2,612-square-foot eatery is planned for a 1.54-acre site at the southeast corner of Cincinnati-Dayton Road and Wyandot Lane, about half a mile north of Ohio 129 Cincinnati-Dayton Road exit.

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It’s anticipated to open there next spring, according to Christy Gloyd, the township’s marketing/communications associate.

The township’s zoning commission voted last month to recommend approval of the rezoning three pieces of property from general business to a business planned unit development and township trustees approved that measure.

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The restaurant is projected to create 75 new jobs based upon hiring at recently opened similar-sized locations.

Once constructed, it will be one of two Dairy Queens in Butler County, joining one already in business at 9128 Cox Road in West Chester Twp. That building was constructed in 1994, according to the Butler County Auditor’s Office.

Possible serial killer on loose; Florida police link 3 separate murders

Published: Sunday, October 22, 2017 @ 3:03 PM

3 Separate Murders Linked in Florida, Possible Serial Killer On Loose

A possible serial killer is on the loose in a Florida community. 

Three people have been murdered in a Tampa neighborhood over the past 11 days, the victims did not know one another, but police have now linked the killings, according to news reports. 

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The latest victim, 20-year-old Anthony Naiboa, got on the wrong bus after work Thursday night and ended up in Seminole Heights, a southeast Tampa neighborhood,  where he was shot and killed.

“He took the wrong bus to this neighborhood; he should not have been to this neighborhood ... he was going to another bus stop and he did not make it,” Police Chief Brian Dugan said during a press conference.

The other two victims — Benjamin E. Mitchell, 22, and Monica C. Hoffa, 32, — also were shot and killed nearby just days earlier. 

Victims of a possible Tampa, Fla., serial killer include, Monica Caridad Hoffa, left, Anthony Naiboa, center, and Benjamin Edward Mitchell.(Tampa Bay Crime Stoppers)

“This is very frustrating,” Dugan said. “I go from frustration to anger (over) these unsolved homicides, and now we have someone terrorizing the neighborhood. It’s just difficult to see this happening,” he said.

Tampa police have released video of a person walking in the area where Mitchell was murdered and are warning people not to walk alone at night. 

CBS News reported that on Friday night residents of the neighborhood took to the streets marching and chanting: "Whose streets? Our streets!"

$25,000 reward is offered for tips leading to an arrest in the case. 

Death penalty trial starts today for Hamilton retaliation shooting

Published: Monday, October 23, 2017 @ 5:00 AM

Trial dates may be set this month for 8 people involved.

A death penalty trial for Zachary Harris, one of four people charged in a Hamilton retaliation shooting that killed two people is scheduled to begin today, more than a year after the incident.

Zachary Harris, 25, of Columbus, is charged with two counts of aggravated murder for the drive-by shooting deaths of Orlando Gilbert and Todd Berus in August 2016.

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The two-week trial in Butler Common Pleas Judge Greg Stephen’s courtroom will begin with jury selection.

A string of violence in the summer of 2106 began with a shootout at Doubles Bar in the city’s west side that killed one person and wounded seven others. That shooting sparked retaliation violence on the afternoon of Aug. 3, 2016, that left Gilbert and Berus dead.

According to prosecutors, Michael Grevious II, one of the men involved in the Doubles shootout, hired Harris to kill Gilbert for $5,000.

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Then on that afternoon in August 2016, a Chevrolet pickup truck driven by Melinda Gibby pulled up next to a black Ford Mustang occupied by Gilbert and Berus. Tony Patete, the front seat passenger of the truck, opened fire with an AK-47 multiple times, killing Gilbert and Berus, according to court documents.

Harris’ defense attorneys argue he is not mentally fit to be given the death penalty. They wanted to delay his trial and suppress his confession to Hamilton police. Stephens denied all three motions.

Patete, 23, of Newark, is charged with two counts of aggravated murder. He is scheduled to stand trial on Dec. 4.

Grevious, charged with aggravated murder and felonious assault for the Doubles shootout, will be the last to stand trial on Feb. 26.