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Cedarville, UD have lowest student loan default rates of area schools

Published: Wednesday, January 11, 2017 @ 4:14 PM


            Brent Shock, assistant vice president of enrollment management and director of financial services at Miami University, right, talks about student loan debt collections at the Ohio Attorney General’s student loan advisory group meeting in Columbus in October.
Brent Shock, assistant vice president of enrollment management and director of financial services at Miami University, right, talks about student loan debt collections at the Ohio Attorney General’s student loan advisory group meeting in Columbus in October.

Cedarville University and the University of Dayton students have the lowest student loan default rates of any area college, according to a new database of default rates from the Student Loan Report, a student loan news website.

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The database ranks colleges based on their average default rate. Cedarville students fared better than anyone else in the area with an average default rate of 2 percent, the 12th lowest in the state, while UD students came in at 13th with a default rate of 2.15 percent.

Eight of 10 area universities had default rates lower than the state average of 13.61 percent, according to the database. Ohio has the 41st lowest default rate.

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Area community colleges had higher default rates than most nearby four-year universities. In some cases, their default rate was more than double or triple the rate of area university students.

The area school with the highest default rate was Central State University.

CSU students ranked 210 in Ohio and had the third highest default rate of any university or college in the state. Around 29.52 percent of CSU students on average defaulted on their loans.

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Below is a complete ranking of area universities and community colleges, according to the report:

Area universities

12. Cedarville University, 2 percent

13. University of Dayton, 2.15 percent

24. Xavier University, 3.14 percent

31. Wittenberg University, 3.95 percent

47. Ohio State, 5 percent

75. University of Cincinnati, 7.63 percent

83. Wright State, 8.27 percent

97. Miami University, 9.3 percent

145. Wilberforce University, 15.02 percent

210. Central State, 29.52 percent

Area community colleges

172. Columbus State Community College, 19.33 percent

176. Edison State Community College, 20.03 percent

177. Cincinnati State Technical and Community College, 20.05 percent

190. Sinclair Community College, 21.78 percent

201. Clark State Community College, 24.02 percent

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    Waffle House 'hero' disarmed shooter, tossed rifle over counter

    Published: Sunday, April 22, 2018 @ 10:59 AM
    Updated: Sunday, April 22, 2018 @ 11:37 AM

    A gunman used a rifle at a Tennessee Waffle House on Sunday morning.
AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File
    A gunman used a rifle at a Tennessee Waffle House on Sunday morning.(AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

    Some fast thinking by a Waffle House patron in Antioch, Tennessee, saved numerous lives after a man opened fire at the restaurant, The Tennessean reported.

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    Police said the suspected shooter, believed to be Travis Reinking, 29, of Morton, Illinois, opened fire at about 3:25 a.m. at the Waffle House.

    James Shaw Jr., 29, was sitting in the Waffle House when the gunman opened fire, The Tennessean reported. He said he saw a chance to tackle the shooter and does not feel like a hero

    “I don’t really know, when everyone said that, it feels selfish,” Shaw Jr. said. “I was just trying to get myself out. I saw the opportunity and pretty much took it.”

    Police spokesman Don Aaron said the shooter was rushed by the restaurant patron, disarmed him and threw the assault rifle over a counter, the Tennessean reported.

    “When he heard the gunshots (Shaw) ran back to restroom area,” Aaron said. “He watched the gunman.

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    “He reported that he saw the gunman looking at his rifle. At that point, the shots had stopped,” Aaron said. “So he decided to rush the gunman, actually wrestled that assault rifle away (and) tossed it over the counter.

    “At that point, the gunman then fled.”

    The suspect fled on foot and was nude after removing his coat, police said.

    Shaw Jr. said he was grazed by a bullet. He was taken to a hospital and treated and was released, a hospital spokeswoman said. 

    Shaw Jr. said what happened Sunday morning has yet to sink in.

    “I don’t know if it has hit me yet as far as witnessing other people dying,” Shaw Jr. said. “Its kind of, it shouldn’t have happened. When I was in (the) ambulance to (the) hospital I kept thinking that ‘I’m going to wake up and it’s not going to be real.’ It is something out of a movie.

    “I’m OK, though, but I hate that it happened.”

    Chuck Cordero, a Waffle House employee who was off-duty at the time but pulled up to the restaurant while the shooting was in progress, said the patron “really saved some people.”

    "Had that guy had a chance to reload his weapon, there was plenty more people in that restaurant," Cordero told the Tennessean.

    A man, believed to be Reinking, was last seen in woods near the Waffle House, police said. He was wearing black pants and no shirt.

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    Rain returns during the work week

    Published: Sunday, April 22, 2018 @ 4:57 AM
    Updated: Sunday, April 22, 2018 @ 11:22 AM

    Filtered sunshine is expected today in the Dayton area, with rain returning as early as Monday.

    We’ll once again see filtered sunshine today as clouds continue to pass overhead, according to Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar. More breaks in the clouds are expected later in the day as temperatures top out around the middle 60s.

    5-Day Forecast


    QUICK-LOOK FORECAST

    • A dry day today and milder
    • Rain returns later Monday
    • Rain expected Tuesday-early Wednesday

    DETAILED FORECAST

    County-by-County Weather

    Tonight: Partly cloudy skies are expected overnight as temperatures drop into the middle 40s.

    Monday: A dry start to your Monday is expected but rain is expected to move in later in the afternoon and evening. Highs will be in the middle 60s.

    Tuesday: A few scattered showers are expected. It won’t be a wash-out but you will want to keep the umbrella handy. Highs will be in the upper 50s.

    WHIO Doppler 7 Interactive Radar

    Wednesday: A few lingering showers are expected for the first part of the day with highs near 60 degrees.

    Thursday: It should be a dry day with partly sunny skies and highs near 60 degrees.

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    Missing brothers: Pittsburgh police searching for 2 boys who disappeared Friday

    Published: Sunday, April 22, 2018 @ 1:11 AM

    Police said Amier Windsor, 12, and Robert Windsor Jr., 11, went missing about 5 p.m. Friday. (Photo via Pittsburgh police)
Pittsburgh police
    Police said Amier Windsor, 12, and Robert Windsor Jr., 11, went missing about 5 p.m. Friday. (Photo via Pittsburgh police)(Pittsburgh police)

    Pittsburgh police are seeking assistance in finding two brothers

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    Police said Amier Windsor, 12, and Robert Windsor Jr., 11, went missing about 5 p.m. Friday.

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    According to a news release, the two brothers are known to frequent the Brookline area. 

    Anyone with information regarding their whereabouts is asked to call police at 412-323-7800

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    NYC postal worker arrested after police find 17,000 pieces of undelivered mail

    Published: Saturday, April 21, 2018 @ 11:09 AM

    Postal Worker Arrested After Police Find 17,000 Pieces of Undelivered Mail

    A New York City postal worker was arrested Thursday after 17,000 pieces of undelivered mail were found in his car, apartment and locker, authorities said.

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    Aleksey Germash, who has worked for the U.S. Postal Service for more than 16 years, possessed undelivered mail since 2005, WPIX reported. He told investigators he held onto the mail because he was overwhelmed by how much mail he had to deliver. Germash said he delivered “the important stuff,” WPIX reported.

    Postal officials said they found 10,000 pieces of undelivered mail in his car, 6,000 in his apartment and another 1,000 in his locker. An investigation began when USPS officials found 20 full bags in his car Wednesday, WPIX reported. He was arrested the following day.

    Germash is not the first postal worker to hold onto mail. Agents arrested a Long Island letter carrier earlier this month after they found dozens of bags filled with undelivered mail behind his home.

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    Earlier this month, an Indiana mail carrier was charged with throwing away or holding onto thousands of pieces of mail. In February, a postal carrier in Florida 

    refused to deliver packages inside the gates of a nudist resort.

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