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Centerville H.S. athletes shovel snow for older and disabled residents

Published: Wednesday, February 07, 2018 @ 6:11 PM

Centerville athletes shovel snow for people in need

The Centerville boys’ varsity basketball team had members out volunteering Wednesday, helping remove snow from sidewalks.

The group was volunteering to the benefit of senior citizen residents.

Dropping temperatures bring possible refreeze tonight

The group is just one of many on a list of volunteers the city of Centerville maintains to assist older and disabled residents with snow and leaf removal.

“We know there are many older or disabled residents who are unable to rake leaves or shovel their walks,” said Wayne Davis, Centerville city manager, in a release. “Some residents can afford to pay for the service, but often do not know whom they can call. Others may not be able to afford the service, especially if it is an unusually bad winter season. We believe that the list will serve to assist those in need.”

After school and after practice today, the students bundled up and stepped out into the cold. 

News Center 7’s Caroline Reinwald spoke to some of the members today about the benefit — to both residents in need and the young students. 

“The kids going out and shoveling snow and serving the community is just as important as anything we do on the floor and in the gym,” said Brook Cupps, head coach for Centerville varsity basketball.

A high school senior, Sam Vance, said one of the core values of the team is “being thankful.”

“We talk a lot about leadership. And to lead, first we have to serve so we try and go out and serve the community,” Vance said.

You can join the list of Centerville volunteers, for raking leaves and shoveling snow for the old and disabled, by calling the city at 937-433-7151.

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Nearly half of stray bullet victims are women, study shows

Published: Monday, May 21, 2018 @ 8:18 PM

Sherrell Wheatley, 62, was the most recent victim shot and killed by stray bullets in Dayton.

>>Dayton woman killed by stray bullet was quadriplegic son’s primary caregiver

According to a study by the University of California, 317 people are struck by stray bullets each year in the country, and nearly half of the victims are women.

People told News Center 7 Reporter Malik Perkins they are tired of the violence, especially when an innocent person is killed. 

“It is getting bad out here. A citizen like her, she didn’t bother anybody. She was walking down the street minding her own business and bullets don’t have eyes,” said Manesta Ward of Dayton.

Ward said she knew Wheatley who was killed in a drive by shooting Saturday while walking along North Euclid Avenue when a car pulled up and started shooting. Police said Wheatley was completely innocent.

>>Stray bullets that killed woman also struck neighbor’s home, friend says

Keyona Murray, 22, was shot and killed in front of her child when someone fired several rounds into her apartment in February.

Taylor Brandenburg, 20, was shot and killed while she was babysitting last year. Someone opened fire during a fight.

Neighbors in the area told Perkins they want people to change the way they handle differences and want police to be more present in Dayton neighborhoods.

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Mario Batali faces criminal investigation, NYPD officials say 

Published: Monday, May 21, 2018 @ 7:44 AM

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The New York Police Department is investigating celebrity chef Mario Batali, but police haven’t said exactly what they are investigating

CBS News reported on “60 Minutes” that multiple former female employees of  The Spotted Pig, a restaurant that caters to the rich and famous in New York, claim that Batali and the co-owner of the eatery, Ken Freidman, sexually harassed or assaulted them.

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Trish Nelson called Batali a monster, saying “Behind the scenes, he’s hurtful and he does not respect women.”

Nelson told Anderson Cooper for the “60 Minutes” interview that Batali was called “The Red Menace” and a warning would go out when he was expected to show up at the restaurant.

Other employees told “60 Minutes” of times they claim Batali would grab them and come on to female servers, making inappropriate comments.

A woman who did not want to be named said that Batali drugged her in 2005. She woke up by herself in a room on the third floor of The Spotted Pig. The woman was an employee at Babbo, one of Batali’s restaurants. He had invited her to The Spotted Pig for a party. They drank white wine together when she said she lost time.

“I remember a moment where I was on his lap, kissing him. Like he was kissing me. And then I remember throwing up -- in a toilet. And that is all,” the woman told 60 Minutes.

The woman said she woke up, alone, in an empty room. She said she saw empty bottles and had deep scratches on her leg. 

“The first thing I think is, ‘I’ve been drugged.’ That was the first thing I thought is, ‘I’ve been -- I’ve been assaulted.’” the woman told 60 Minutes.

The woman returned to work hours after waking up, when she said that Batali called into the restaurant. She claims he wouldn’t talk to her when she asked what happened the night before.

She spoke with a detective from the NYPD, but declined to file a report, 60 Minutes reported

Batali responded to the accusations, telling 60 Minutes via a statement, “I vehemently deny the allegation that I sexually assaulted this woman.”

B&B Hospitality Group, the restaurant group founded by Batali and Joe Bastianich, told Fox News that the company is breaking ties with Batali, saying, “The accounts tonight were chilling and deeply disturbing. This was the first we learned of them. Our partnership with Mr. Batali is ending.”

In December, Batali was fired from “The Chew” on ABC and has left day-to-day operations from his businesses, NBC News reported.

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Florida woman smiles in mugshot during DUI arrest after fatal crash

Published: Monday, May 21, 2018 @ 9:39 AM

Angenette Marie Welk. (Photo: Marion County Sheriff's Office)
Angenette Marie Welk. (Photo: Marion County Sheriff's Office)

A Marion County woman was all smiles in her mug shot when she was arrested on DUI charges after a crash that killed a 60-year-old woman last week, the Florida Highway Patrol said. 

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Angenette Marie Welk, 44, was driving east in a 2011 Chevrolet Avalanche on US-27 just before noon last Thursday when she rear-ended a car stopped at the intersection with NW 60th Avenue, the crash report states. 

Troopers said Welk rear-ended a 2017 Hyundai Elantra, killing Sandra Clarkston of Sarasota. 

Welk was originally charged with DUI with serious bodily injury, but troopers upgraded her charges to include DUI manslaughter Saturday. 

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University survey asking if students want to know whether 'black people hate America' draws ire

Published: Monday, May 21, 2018 @ 8:56 AM

A student walks on the Southern Methodist University (SMU) campus January 23, 2007, in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Brian Harkin/Getty Images)
Brian Harkin/Getty Images
A student walks on the Southern Methodist University (SMU) campus January 23, 2007, in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Brian Harkin/Getty Images)(Brian Harkin/Getty Images)

A Texas university is experiencing backlash over a cultural survey asking students to rate their interest in learning answers to controversial questions like, "Do black people hate America?" 

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According to the Dallas Morning News, Southern Methodist University's Cultural Intelligence Initiative first posted the survey, titled "Ask Anything, Seriously," last fall. 

"Let's face it, we all have questions about the people we encounter in our day-to-day lives," reads an introduction to the survey. "We come from different races, cultures, countries, cities, religions and ideologies. We want to avoid mistakes or even worse, offending someone, but we really want to know."

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The introduction goes on to say the survey aims to reveal "important cultural information" and see which questions people of different races "have been dying to ask friends, colleagues and total strangers."

>> Read the full intro here

Those questions – which include "Why are black people so loud?," "Do black people hate America?" and "Why do black people always complain about segregation but always want their own TV stations?" – drew ire last week after a Twitter user shared screenshots of the survey.


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