Free ‘globe- trotting’ event Feb. 17 at AF Museum

Published: Friday, February 09, 2018 @ 9:23 AM


            Satellites, both manmade and natural, will be the focus of demonstrations and hands-on activities Feb. 17 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. (Contributed photo)
Satellites, both manmade and natural, will be the focus of demonstrations and hands-on activities Feb. 17 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. (Contributed photo)

Learn about the fascinating world of satellites – both natural and man-made – and how GPS works through fun demos and hands-on activities Feb. 17 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force.

Visitors can learn why satellites spin, how a GPS unit works, how an object orbits the planet and play a version of skee ball that demonstrates the path of an object in orbit.

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Several special presentations on satellites are also being offered. At 11:30 a.m., visitors are invited to the STEM Learning Node in the Global Reach Gallery to hear about spy satellites and at 1:30 p.m. to hear about weather satellites. Both presentations will last about 45 minutes each.

“Storytime” begins at 11:30 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. in the STEM Learning Node in the Presidential Gallery. Preschool and primary-grade children are invited to hear a story about Sammy the Satellite and make their own paper craft.

All activities are free, and no advanced reservations are necessary. For additional information visit www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/Education/Family-Day or call the Education Division at 937-255-4646.

Some materials for the program are being provided by the Air Force Museum Foundation Inc. (Federal endorsement is not implied).

The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, is the world’s largest military aviation museum. For more information, visit www.nationalmuseum.af.mil.

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66 dead in Iran plane crash, airline says

Published: Sunday, February 18, 2018 @ 3:56 AM



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A commercial aircraft carrying 66 people crashed in Iran, killing everyone on board, an airline spokesman told state media. 

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More sun today, rain returns tomorrow

Published: Sunday, February 18, 2018 @ 4:27 AM

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There is a slight chance for some fog early, aside from more sunshine we’re looking forward to today.It’ll be a nice day but still a bit cool with highs in the middle 40s.

  • More sun and nice today
  • Rain returns Monday
  • Chance for storms Tuesday night into early Wednesday

TONIGHT: Clouds increase this evening and rain moves in overnight especially towards daybreak Monday. Temperatures overnight will only dip into the upper 30s and lower 40s.

MONDAY: Rain returns, and it looks to be a pretty soggy day with highs in the lower 60s.

TUESDAY: We get to near 70 with the chance for more rain. It likely will be late Tuesday into Wednesday that the best chance for rain returns. There may even be a few storms as well.

WEDNESDAY: A soggy start to your day is expected with clouds breaking in the afternoon. Highs will be in the middle 50s. Given the amount of rain that will fall between Monday and Wednesday, there could be some flooding in low areas. Streams and creeks will likely be on the rise.

THURSDAY: Mostly cloudy skies are on tap for your day. Highs will be in the middle to upper 40s. The chance for rain looks to stay just south of us.

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WATCH: Florida school shooting survivor Emma Gonzalez slams politicians, NRA in emotional speech

Published: Sunday, February 18, 2018 @ 3:43 AM
Updated: Sunday, February 18, 2018 @ 3:43 AM

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A survivor of Wednesday's deadly school shooting in Parkland, Florida, slammed President Donald Trump, lawmakers and the National Rifle Association in a scathing speech Saturday at an anti-gun rally in Fort Lauderdale.

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"Every single person up here today, all these people should be home grieving," said Emma Gonzalez, a student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. "But instead, we are up here standing together because if all our government and president can do is send thoughts and prayers, then it's time for victims to be the change that we need to see. Since the time of the founding fathers and since they added the Second Amendment to the Constitution, our guns have developed at a rate that leaves me dizzy. The guns have changed, but our laws have not."

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Gonzalez called out one of Trump's tweets following the shooting that left 17 people dead.

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"So many signs that the Florida shooter was mentally disturbed, even expelled from school for bad and erratic behavior. Neighbors and classmates knew he was a big problem. Must always report such instances to authorities, again and again!" Trump wrote Thursday morning.

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Gonzalez said Saturday: "We did, time and time again. Since he was in middle school, it was no surprise to anyone who knew him to hear that he was the shooter. Those talking about how we should have not ostracized him, you didn't know this kid, OK? We did. We know that they are claiming mental health issues, and I am not a psychologist, but we need to pay attention to the fact that this was not just a mental health issue. He would not have harmed that many students with a knife."

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She added: "If the president wants to come up to me and tell me to my face that it was a terrible tragedy and how it should never have happened and maintain telling us how nothing is going to be done about it, I'm going to happily ask him how much money he received from the National Rifle Association."

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She went on to criticize him and other lawmakers.

"To every politician who is taking donations from the NRA, shame on you!" she said, prompting the crowd to chant, "Shame on you" in response.

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"Politicians who sit in their gilded House and Senate seats funded by the NRA telling us nothing could have been done to prevent this, we call BS,” Gonzalez said. “They say tougher gun laws do not decrease gun violence. We call BS. They say a good guy with a gun stops a bad guy with a gun. We call BS. They say guns are just tools like knives and are as dangerous as cars. We call BS. They say no laws could have prevented the hundreds of senseless tragedies that have occurred. We call BS. That us kids don't know what we're talking about, that we're too young to understand how the government works. We call BS."

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Crash on I-75 south near I-70 leads to arrest

Published: Sunday, February 18, 2018 @ 12:56 AM
Updated: Sunday, February 18, 2018 @ 3:29 AM

UPDATE @ 3:21 a.m.:

A man was arrested after crashing into a wall on Interstate 75 around 11:20 p.m. Saturday.

Derrick Woods, 33, of Columbus lost control of his truck when he took the southbound I-75 ramp from westbound I-70, according to Sgt. Robinson of the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

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Woods’ truck was struck by another vehicle after the initial crash, Sgt. Robinson said. 

There were no injuries.

According to Sgt. Robinson, Woods was arrested for OVI charges and failure to control.

FIRST REPORT:

A crash was reported southbound Interstate 75 just before the Benchwood Road exit around 11:30 p.m. Saturday.

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According to Ohio State Patrol, no one was injured. 

One man was seen in the back of a police cruiser. 

It is not known if any arrests have been made.

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