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Published: Sunday, November 19, 2017 @ 2:28 PM
— Honda said Saturday it’s recalling some 800,000 Honda Odyssey mini-vans because of an issue with seat latches that can tip the seats forward if they’re not correctly latched.
The automaker, which has some 13,000 workers in Ohio, has offered recent instructions to Odyssey owners on making sure the affected second-row seats are securely latched.
The recall affects 800,000 Odyssey mini-vans in the United States, the company said.
Honda said the seats may tip forward if not properly latched after the seats are adjusted from side-to-side or re-installing after a seat removal.
‘This issue will not occur if a seat is properly latched,” the company said in a statement. “Honda has received 46 reports of minor injuries related to this issue.”
The action affects Odysseys of model years 2011 to 2017.
Published: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 @ 5:39 PM
Kettering Health Network’s reproductive health practice has been acquired by UC Health.
The academic health system run by University of Cincinnati will manage the Kettering fertility practice starting Oct. 1.
UC Health Center for Reproductive Health – Kettering will maintain its current location in Kettering Medical Center’s Physician Office Building.
The acquisition will combine two prominent Greater Cincinnati fertility practices — UC Health’s Center for Reproductive Health and Kettering Reproductive Medicine — into one full-service reproductive health practice with locations spanning the Interstate 75 corridor from Kettering, to Florence, Ky., UC said in a statement.
“We are proud to bring together these two well-respected reproductive health centers. Both centers have served their respective communities for many years, and this merger will allow us to combine resources to expand access to advanced fertility care for more patients across the tri-state region,” said Dr. Michael Thomas, UC’s chief of the division of reproductive endocrinology and infertility, in a statement.
“It also builds upon Kettering Medical Center’s existing relationship with UC in the areas of maternal-fetal medicine, and an established shared embryologist and lab director for reproductive medicine,” Terry Burns, president of Kettering Medical Center, said in a statement.
Published: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 @ 11:34 AM
— A Burger King location in Ohio wanted to help a dog dying of cancer enjoy his last days.
A Toledo man’s post on Twitter went viral after he shared the story of his dying dog, Cody. The dog was diagnosed with cancer, and was given one to three months to live. The owner has gone to Burger King every day to get the dog a plain hamburger to eat along with his many medications.
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When an employee heard about Cody’s story, they decided to give the dying dog free hamburgers for the rest of his life.
the world needs more kindness and empathy. thank you for giving us the chance to do this for Cody.— Burger King (@BurgerKing) July 16, 2018
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Published: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 @ 10:03 AM
— The magical world of Harry Potter is coming to Ohio.
Ohio-Made Getaways is hosting “A Magical Getaway: Celebrating Potter Palooza” in Lancaster on Aug. 3 and 4. Fairfield County District Library’s community-wide celebration of 20 years of Harry Potter is a two-day getaway with plenty of fun activities for wizards and muggles of all ages.
Lancaster is less than two hours from Dayton. Guests pick up a Marauder’s Map at the visitors center at 205 W. Main St. The festival includes:
• A wizarding costume contest at the library on 2 p.m. at 219 N. Broad St.
• Wizard Rock Band Tonks & the Aurors concert at 3 p.m. at the Downtown Bandstand at 3 p.m. on Friday
• Quidditch Demonstration at Rising Park at 203 E. Fair Ave. at 10 a.m. on Saturday
• Hogwarts Herbology class, where you will create and tend to your very own magical mandrake plant to take home and watch grow
• Visit Ollivander’s Wand Shop at the First Presbyterian Church (222 N. Broad St.)
• Art and Clay offers a“Mischief Managed” dinner plate painting project with a fun and simple design
• Two Broke Artists lead a Harry Potter Youth Painting Class.
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Published: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 @ 9:23 AM
— A research network that includes Wright State University, the University of Dayton Research Institute and Sinclair Community College awarded $6.3 million to four teams to support research into air taxis and delivery drones, the network has announced.
Funding was awarded under the network’s “Sustaining Ohio’s Aeronautical Readiness and Innovation in the Next Generation (SOARING) initiative,” the Ohio Federal Research Network said in an announcement.
The SOARING initiative is designed to develop and sustain unmanned air systems (UASs), personal air vehicles, and logistics delivery air vehicles.
The four awarded projects are:
• Autonomous/ Remote Piloted “Air Uber” System, led by Dayton’s Persistent Surveillance Systems.
• Regional Unmanned Traffic Management System led by the University of Cincinnati.
• UAV Detect-and-Avoid Sensor Fusion, led by Ghostwave Inc. in Columbus.
• Brushless Doubly-Fed Machine and Drive System, led by The Ohio State University.
Sinclair College, the University of Dayton Research Institute, Wright State University, business Autonodyne (which is expected to open an office in Ohio), Bosma Technical Services, of Tipp City, are expected to participate in the project.
Springfield’s Demeter UAVs, Akron’s Event 38 Unmanned Systems, IS4S (which is expected to open an office in Beavercreek), Lockheed Martin Procerus Technologies (of Vineyard, Utah), MacAir Aviation and MacNauchtan Development, both of Xenia, will also take part, as will Simlat Inc., of Miamisburg.
Projects must focus on priority research initiatives of the Air Force Research Lab, the Naval Medical Research Unit Dayton, the National Air and Space Intelligence Center (NASIC), and the National Aeronautical and Space Administration’s Glenn Research Center.
Each project includes at least two Ohio universities, an industry member and engagement with an Ohio-based arm of a federal partner, the network said.
Applicants must also propose a live flight demonstration for the technologies they develop.
These awards “will drive innovation,” said Ricky Peters, chair of the network’s executive review board. “Each requires an actual demonstration at the end of the project which is very exciting.”
Peters added: “I think our only concern is that we were only able to award funding to four of the five recommended projects. We are hopeful that we’ll be able to identify additional funds because all of the recommended proposals are of such caliber they deserve to move forward.”
In three years, the network said it has leveraged $32 million in state funds to attract nearly $120 million in new research awards, with $350 million more in its funding pipeline.
The network’s research projects include 11 universities and community colleges throughout the state and 56 industry partners.