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Published: Friday, October 20, 2017 @ 2:51 PM
BUTLER COUNTY — Two movie makers with strong local ties will begin filming their latest movie in Butler County next month.
The movie, “Alan and the Fullness of Time,” is written and directed by Markus-Charles Cook (“The Deceived”) and produced by Chase Crawford, an actor with projects that have been in film festivals such as Sundance and the Toronto International Film Festival.
Cook graduated from Fairfield’s Cincinnati Christian School. Crawford is a graduate of Butler Tech and Monroe High School and has appeared in numerous independent films such as “In The Radiant City,” a 2016 Toronto International Film festival selection; “Goat,” a 2016 Sundance Film Festival selection; and shows such as Netflix’s “House of Cards,” and FOX’s “Empire.”
“I am excited to bring a film to my hometown — not just Cincinnati, but Butler County,” Crawford said. “We are shooting at many familiar locations to my upbringing, such as Monroe High School and the church that my family went to throughout my childhood, Crosspointe Church of Christ in Middletown. All of our main character’s houses are in Hamilton and we will be shooting on many Hamilton streets as well.”
In July 2016, Ohio Gov. John Kasich increased the tax incentive that Ohio offers for film projects to be produced in Ohio from $20 million a year to $40 million a year for the next two years.
The legislation helps Film Hamilton and Ohio attract movies to the area. The motion picture tax incentive returns $2.01 into the Ohio economy for every $1 invested by the incentive.
Film Hamilton’s Steve Colwell said the movie won’t qualify for the state tax credit, but will bring money to the city as the production will spend a considerable amount of time in Hamilton.
“It is good to have both of these local talents back to shoot a movie in Hamilton and the area,” Colwell said. “They are a smaller budget operation they will spend money locally for goods and services and that is what it is all about.”
Published: Saturday, June 23, 2018 @ 5:36 AM
Updated: Saturday, June 23, 2018 @ 10:33 PM
— Lingering clouds will make for a breezy day, but warmer temperatures will return next week, said Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar.
Tonight: A few more breaks in the clouds are expected overnight. Temperatures will drop into the middle 60s.
Sunday: It’ll be a touch warmer as most of us get in the lower 80s. Partly cloudy skies are expected and while most will stay dry, a stray shower or storms cannot be ruled out.
Monday: Mostly sunny skies are expected. Highs will be in the lower 80s.
Tuesday: A dry start is expected with highs in the middle 80s. The chance for rain returns in the evening.
Wednesday: A few showers are likely, maybe a few storms as well. Highs will be in the middle 80s.
Thursday: A hot day is expected with partly cloudy skies. Highs will be in the upper 80s.
Published: Saturday, June 23, 2018 @ 9:49 PM
— Single, divorced and widowed individuals may have a higher risk of developing heart disease, stroke and associated risks of death compared to married individuals.
That’s according to new research published this week in the journal Heart, for which scientists trawled research databases to understand how marital status may influence risk of cardiovascular disease.
Their pooled analysis included 34 studies (1963 to 2015), the largest study to date on the subject, and involved more than 2 million people aged between 42-77 from multiple regions of the globe, including from North America, Asia, the Middle East, Europe and Scandinavia.
Compared to married individuals, those who were never married, or are divorced/widowed, had a 42 percent higher risk of developing cardiovascular disease and 16 percent higher risk of developing coronary artery heart disease.
Those who had never been married had a heightened risk of dying from both heart disease (42 percent) and stroke (55 percent).
Divorce was associated with a 35 percent higher risk of developing heart disease for both men and women.
And widowed individuals were 16 percent more likely than married men or women to have a stroke, likely a result of stress-related theory, which suggests that losing a partner may have a negative impact on the emotional, behavioral and economic well-being of an individual.
Researchers reported no difference in the risk of death following a stroke between married and unmarried individuals. However, risk of death after a heart attack was significantly higher (42 percent) among those who had never married.
“Social causation theory suggests that individuals benefit from spousal support,” study authors wrote. “For example, living with another person allows earlier recognition and response to warning symptoms, especially if a myocardial infarction becomes instantly disabling.”
Studies have shown that unmarried patients had longer delays when seeking help, authors wrote in the report. These individuals are also twice as likely not to take prescribed medications, the strongest predictor of better outcomes.
Furthermore, greater financial resources from homes with dual incomes make quality healthcare more accessible.
The researchers note that there was no information on same sex partnerships or marriage quality in their report. The meta-analysis didn’t explore unmarried individuals living with someone, either.
Future work, the authors suggest, should focus on whether being married is a “surrogate marker” of other health conditions or whether marital status should be considered a risk factor alone.
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States for both men and women, according to the Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Approximately 610,000 people die of heart disease in the country every year–that's 1 in every 4 deaths.
Published: Saturday, June 23, 2018 @ 3:54 PM
Updated: Saturday, June 23, 2018 @ 10:08 PM
MIDDLETOWN — A bicyclist is dead after being struck by a vehicle Saturday afternoon near Middletown’s Sunset Park.
Paul G. Klein, 66, of Middletown was killed after he failed to stop at a stop sign around 2:20 p.m. as he was traveling east on Fisher Avenue and was struck by a 2017 Jeep Cherokee, according to police.
Klein was struck by the Maroon colored Jeep Cherokee driven by Sharma Finley, 66, of Middletown, who was traveling southbound on Sunset Street approaching the intersection with Fisher Avenue, police said.
Middletown Police and EMS arrived on scene and pronounced Klein dead. Ohio State Highway Patrol Troopers arrived on scene for the crash investigation.
Finley was not injured in the crash.
Klein was wearing protective equipment at the time of the crash. Alcohol and drugs are not suspected to be factors in the crash.
The crash remains under investigation by the Ohio State Highway Patrol.
"It's really a shame cause you wouldn't expect something out here. It's a nice residential area," said Middletown resident Jeremy Reins--who lives up the hill from where the accident happened. "It's sad to hear. It's just people need to try and share this road a bit more, we need to look out for each other if we're driving."
Published: Saturday, June 23, 2018 @ 3:50 PM
— Thousands of senior citizens across the United States are finding a profitable side hustle --- opening up their homes to strangers on Airbnb.
Nearly 78,000 seniors (ages 60 and up) across the U.S. shared their homes on Airbnb in 2017 -- accounting for $700 million in earnings, the company reports.
The typical host earned an extra $7,000 in income a year -- a positive boost for people living on fixed incomes.
Airbnb is a website that allows people to open up their homes for vacation rentals or short-term leasing. There are over 5 million homes listed on Airbnb in over 81,000 cities.
According to Airbnb’s annual survey, 41 percent of seniors reported that hosting their home has helped them afford to stay in their homes -- places they’ve often lived most of their lives.
Airbnb states that 45 percent of senior hosts rely on that extra income to make ends meet and spend it on important costs of living.
Senior hosts are beloved on Airbnb, the company said.
88 percent of trips hosted by seniors last year resulted in 5-star reviews.
Percentage of active listings with senior Airbnb hosts
Typical host earnings for seniors by state
Percentage of senior host reviews with 5-stars