Ohio State students find man secretly living behind door

Published: Thursday, September 19, 2013 @ 9:59 PM
Updated: Thursday, September 19, 2013 @ 9:59 PM

What’s behind door No. 1? A person, apparently. A group of Ohio State students got a scare when they learned someone was living behind a door in their basement.

They moved into their off-campus house this fall and told friends they had a ghost — cupboards and the microwave were left open. They started searching the house and found a locked door in the basement. (Via WKRC)

“When their realtor finally opened the door, what they found shocked everyone  a bedroom that someone else had been living in.”

“No, what? You gotta be kidding me.”

“Inside the room, they found pictures of the guy with his friends and family.” (Via The Lantern)

That was a report from The Lantern, OSU’s student media outlet, and now the story is making major headlines. So, the residents actually recognized the man in the photos, a guy named Jeremy they’d met on the property once before. Jeremy told them he was living in the other rental space in the house. It’s divided into two units. (Via The Raw StoryUSAToday)

He was actually another student. Textbooks were found in the room, too. Jeremy wasn’t home at the time, but they left a note for him to call. Jeremy called them and came and got his stuff. (Via YouTube / The Ohio State University)

The students say Jeremy was a nice enough guy, he just wasn’t supposed to be living there. Probably needless to say, but they’ve had the locks changed.

Troopers seize 5 pounds of pot in Miami Co. traffic stop

Published: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 @ 8:39 PM

A Michigan driver following too closely to the car ahead was arrested after troopers said they found five pounds of marijuana inside his car.

When troopers stopped the car around 9:30 p.m. Feb. 16 on Interstate 75 in Miami County, they became suspicious and brought a drug-sniffing K-9, which alerted to the vehicle. A search yielded five vacuum-sealed bags of hydroponic pot in a suitcase in the trunk, troopers said.

The suspect, Bruce E. Carter Jr., 31, of Clarkston, Mich., was booked into the Miami County Jail on suspicion of possession of marijuana and possession of criminal tools, both felonies. He will next appear in court Thursday afternoon, according to online court records.

Vehicle accident, with pole and wires down, reported in Jamestown

Published: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 @ 6:46 PM

Vehicle accident, with pole and wires down, reported in Jamestown

Greene County fire/rescue crews have been sent to a vehicle accident in the 4000 block of Navajo Trail, in Jamestown, with a pole and wires reportedly down.

The accident was dispatched just before 6:30 p.m. and Navajo Trail has been shut down at Huron Trail. 

We have a crew on the way and we will update this developing report.

Scientists find 7 'Earth-sized planets' orbiting star 40 light-years away, NASA says

Published: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 @ 1:22 PM
Updated: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 @ 2:10 PM

            Scientists find 7 'Earth-sized planets' orbiting star 40 light-years away, NASA says

Forthy light-years from Earth, scientists have discovered seven "Earth-sized planets" in the largest-ever cache of planets found around a single star outside of our solar system.

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"The discovery gives us a hint that finding a second Earth is not just a matter of if, but when," said Thomas Zurbuchen, associate administrator of the Science Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters. "You can just imagine how many worlds are out there that have a shot at becoming a habitable ecosystem that we can explore."

Three of the newly discovered planets are in what's known as the habitable zone, the area around a star where a rocky planet is most likely to have liquid water, according to NASA. The Hubble Space Telescope has started to scan four of the planets, including the three found in the habitable zone.

The planets were found by astronomers using ground and space telescopes around an ultracool, red dwarf star named TRAPPIST-1, according to the European Organisation for Astronomical Research in the Southern Hemisphere (ESO).

The findings were published Wednesday in the scientific journal Nature. The paper's lead author, astronomer Michael Gillon, described the planets as "the seven wonders of TRAPPIST-1."

"The energy output from dwarf stars like TRAPPIST-1 is much weaker than that of our sun," said Amaury Triaud, one of the co-authors of the Nature paper. "Planets would need to be in far closer orbits than we see in the solar system if there is to be surface water. Fortunately, it seems that this kind of compact configuration is just what we see around TRAPPIST-1."

Scientists characterized the discovery as a significant leap in the search for alien life during a news conference on Wednesday afternoon.

"Answering the question, 'Are we alone?' is a top science priority, and finding so many planets like these for the first time in the habitable zone is a remarkable step forward toward that goal," Zurbuchen said.

The planets were spotted when scientists noticed dips in TRAPPIST-1's light output, according to ESO. The discovery was made using Spitzer, an infrared telescope that trails Earth as it orbits the sun, NASA officials said.

Astronomers determined that the dips were caused by the planets as they passed between the star and Spitzer.

The planets have been temporarily named with letters, TRAPPIST-1b through TRAPPIST-1h, in order of increasing distance from their parent star.


Severe weather threat to end the week

Published: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 @ 5:09 AM

There will be some breaks in the clouds possible early tonight with mild temperatures holding in the 50s. Skies will become mostly cloudy with patchy areas of fog and drizzle developing.

  • Patchy fog and drizzle redevelop tonight
  • Mild with passing showers Thursday
  • Strong storms could bring damaging winds Friday evening

THURSDAY: Mostly cloudy skies are expected with breezy conditions developing. It will be unseasonably mild with highs in the middle to upper 60s.

FRIDAY: Expect a mix of sun and clouds through the day with gusty south winds. Temperatures will be unseasonably warm with highs expected to reach into the lower 70s. Showers and storms will move into the area during the evening and some storms could be strong or severe. Damaging winds will be the primary threat from storms with hail also possible.

SATURDAY: Gusty winds and colder temperatures are expected with lingering clouds. A few showers or flurries will be possible as temperatures drop through the 40s.

SUNDAY: A more seasonably day is expected with partly sunny skies and highs in the lower 40s.

MONDAY: Skies will be cloudy with a chance for rain or snow showers in the morning and rain showers in the afternoon. Highs will be in the middle 40s.

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