Fiona fan? Now there’s a Christmas sweater for you

Published: Thursday, November 02, 2017 @ 1:27 PM

Fiona the Hippo has her own Christmas sweater from Cincy Shirts. Contributed
Fiona the Hippo has her own Christmas sweater from Cincy Shirts. Contributed

There's nothing ugly about Cincy Shirts' latest Christmas sweater.

The company Wednesday unveiled a design featuring beloved baby hippo Fiona in front of a background of Cincinnati landmarks, including the Scripps Center, reports our news partner WCPO-TV.

The faux-cross stitch design includes a pair of banners proclaiming "I want a hippopotamus for Christmas," which is probably a common holiday wish in Cincinnati. 

It is also, however deeply inadvisable. If you've got Fiona fever, you're much better off getting yourself a cute sweater than adopting a wild animal whose bite exerts 2,000 pounds of force. 

Even though she is super cute.

Proceeds from sales will go to the Cincinnati Zoo and Team Fiona fund.

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Extra police presence at area high school today after social media threat

Published: Thursday, April 26, 2018 @ 2:07 AM

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There will be extra police presence today at Middletown High School after a threat was made on social media.

Three middle school students have been detained for a video posted to Snapchat that threatened violence against the high school, according to a post on the Middletown City Schools Facebook page.

>> Warren County boy, 11, accused of threatening to shoot up school

Any student absences will be excused, according to the post.

Details of the threatening post on social media have not been made public.

>> Police: Facebook post about smoking marijuana mistaken as threat to blow up school

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GQ magazine calls Bible 'foolish,' lists it among books 'you don't have to read'

Published: Thursday, April 26, 2018 @ 1:46 AM

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 25:  The 400 year old King James Bible on display in Lambeth Palace Library on May 25, 2011 in London, England. The book is part of an exhibition called
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 25: The 400 year old King James Bible on display in Lambeth Palace Library on May 25, 2011 in London, England. The book is part of an exhibition called "Out of the Original Sacred Tongues", showing bibles in various languages from as early as the 10th century. (Photo by Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images)(Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images)

The Bible’s been around for centuries, but GQ magazine is like, eh? What’s so great about it? 

>> Rev. Billy Graham chose John 14:6 to be placed on his grave marker

The Good Book makes the mag’s list of “21 Books You Don’t Have to Read.” While allowing “there are some good parts,” the post calls the Bible “repetitive, self-contradictory, sententious, foolish and even at times ill-intentioned.”

Instead, GQ suggests, how about “The Notebook" by Agota Kristof? It’s billed as “a marvelous tale of two brothers who have to get along when things get rough.”

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The Bible finds itself in the company of works by J.D. Salinger, Mark Twain and Ernest Hemingway on the list of books that GQ is just not that into. “Catcher in the Rye” is dinged as being “without any literary merit whatsoever.” “Huckleberry Finn” is tedious, meandering and hamfisted, GQ says. Hemingway’s sentences? Too short. Even Bram Stoker’s “Dracula” makes the roster of books to skip.

Here’s the entire list, which includes contributions by various writers.

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Dayton traffic from the WHIO Traffic Center

Published: Thursday, April 26, 2018 @ 1:06 AM
Updated: Thursday, April 26, 2018 @ 1:06 AM

Traffic issues can be reported by calling our newsroom at 937-259-2237 or tweeting @WHIOTraffic .

Traffic conditions are updated every six minutes on AM 1290 and News 95.7 FM.

Major Highway Incidents

  • No incidents to report.

Surface Street Incidents

  • No incidents to report. 

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Ongoing Construction & Other Closures 

Live look at highways on our traffic cameras here.

Latest traffic conditions are also available on our traffic map. 

MONTGOMERY COUNTY

  • Arlington Road between Pleasant Plain and Upper Lewisburg Salem Road, BRIDGE CLOSURE, March 5 - Sept. 30. All ramps for I-70 will remain open. 
  • Keowee Street north of Stanley Avenue, bridge closed until 2019. The official detour is: Keowee Street to Stanley Avenue to I-75 to Wagner Ford Road and back to Dixie. More information is available here.
  • Stewart Street Ramp to US 35 East, RAMP CLOSURE March 28 - Sept 30, 2018. The official detour is: Stewart Street to Edwin C. Moses Boulevard to I-75 north to US 35 west to James H. McGee Blvd. to US 35 east.
  • SR 4 north/south between I-70 and Lower Valley Pike, Lane closure April 2 - 26. One northbound and two southbound lanes will remain open. 
  • I-75 north Ramp to US 35 west, RAMP CLOSURE, March 12 - Sept. 30. The official detour is: I-75 north to US 35 east to Jefferson/Main Street to Ludlow Street to US 35 west. 
  • Airport Access Road South between US 40 and I-70, Lane closure April 2 - 27. One southbound lane will remain open. 
  • SR 48 between First Street and Riverdale Street, Lane closure April 2, 2018 - April 1, 2019. One lane will remain open in each direction.

GREENE COUNTY

  • Red Stewart Airfield (Waynesville Airport) and State Route 725, lane closures April 23 - 27 from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. 
  • State Route 235 between Dayton Yellow Springs and Enon Roads, ROAD CLOSURE for six months. The official detour is U.S. 68, West Hyde, and West Enon Roads.
  • Trebein Road from U.S. 35, Lane restrictions April 16 - August, 2018 for construction of a right turn lane. One lane will remain maintained at all times with flagging operations. 

PREBLE COUNTY

  • State Route 320 at Cedar Springs Road, ROAD CLOSURE for a mudslide until further notice.

WARREN COUNTY

MIAMI COUNTY

  • N. Market Street between Foss Way/Kirk Lane and Stonyridge Avenue, ROAD CLOSURE March 5 at 7 a.m. - Aug. 10 at 5 p.m. 
  • US 36 westbound between Scott Drive and Kienle Drive, Lane closure March 26 - June 30. One westbound lane will remain open. 

DARKE COUNTY

  • SR 49 between Hollansburg-Sampson Road and Arcanum Bears Mill Road, Lane closure April 16 - May 16. One lane will remain open in each direction through the use of portable signal.

MERCER COUNTY

  • SR 117 between US 127 and SR 116, Daily lane closures April 23 - July 31 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. 
  • SR 49 between Menchhofer Road and SR 219, ROAD CLOSURE April 16 - 30. The official detour is: SR 29 to SR 118 to SR 219
  • SR 707 between Taylor Road and Lewis Street, ROAD CLOSURE April 23 - 27. The official detour is US 127 north to SR 117 east 

SHELBY COUNTY

  • SR 47 between Fifth Avenue and Wilkinson Avenue, Lane closures Jan. 21 - Nov. 27. One lane will remain open in each direction at all times. 
  • SR 274 between Shroyer Road and Island Avenue, Lane closure April 9 - June 9. One lane will remain open in each direction. 
  • SR 66 between Basinburg Road and Mason Road, ROAD CLOSURE April 9 - May 11. The official detour is: SR 66 to SR 47 to I-75 to SR 29 to SR 705 to SR 66

CLARK COUNTY

  • I-70 east Ramp to I-675 north, RAMP CLOSURE March 15 - Aug. 15. The official detour is: I-70 east to I-675 south to SR 444 to I-675 north
  • Spangler Road south between Restoration Drive and I-70, Traffic pattern switch March 26 - August 15. Southbound Spangler Road traffic going to I-675 south and I-70 east will be moved to northbound side of I-675. Traffic will then be redirected to the southbound side of I-675 after passing over I-70. 

CHAMPAIGN COUNTY

  • Upper Valley Pike between State Route 296 and Lippincott Road, ROAD CLOSURE, starting April 16 for approximately four weeks.

LOGAN COUNTY

  • US 68 between SR 508 and Township Road 310, ROAD CLOSURE April 23 - 27. The official detour is: US 68 to SR 296 to SR 29 to SR 235 to SR 47 to US 68. 
  • SR 235 between Township Road 93 and Township Road 250, ROAD CLOSURE April 30 - May 4. The official detour is SR 366 to US 33 to SR 385 to SR 117/SR 235.
  • SR 274 between Morris Rose Road and SR 235, Daily lane closures May 1 - June 29 between 7 a.m. 5 p.m. 
  • SR 235 between SR 720 and SR 117, Daily lane closures May 1 - June 29 between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m.
  • SR 68 between SR 508 and Gunn Town Road, Daily lane closures April 23 - June 29 between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. 

AUGLAIZE COUNTY

  • SR 197 between Township Road 117A and Ridge Street, Lane closure April 2 - May 3. One lane will remain open for travel in each direction through the use of temporary signal.
  • SR 116 between Hesse Road and Baker-Wright Road, Lane closure April 2 - 30. One lane will remain open for travel in each direction through the use of temporary signal.
  • US 33 between SR 29 and I-75, Daily lane closures March 26 - July 31 between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. One lane will remain open in each direction. 
  • US 33 between SR 65 and Center Street, Lane closure April 16 - May 9. One lane will remain open in each direction through the use of temporary signal.

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Amber Alert for 3 Athens County children ends; Father is in custody, they’re safe

Published: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 @ 8:47 PM
Updated: Thursday, April 26, 2018 @ 12:25 AM

Police believe 3 children were abducted by their father in Athens.

UPDATE @ 12:26 a.m. (April 26): The Amber Alert has ended. Authorities located and arrested Neil Perin in Cleveland, near Shaker Square. His three children have been found safe.

UPDATE @ 9:49 p.m. (April 25)

An Amber Alert has been issued for three children from Athens, Ohio, authorities believe have been taken today by their father following a domestic dispute. 

According to Athens police, the incident took place at a home in the 100 block of East State Street, where the children live.

These children are the focus of an Amber Alert issued Wednesday, April 25, 2018. (Courtesy/Ohio State Highway Patrol)

If you see the group, you are asked to approach with caution because the suspect has a history of violence. 

They may be traveling in a gray Dodge Journey, Ohio license plate GJG 8892. 

The children are: 

* Lilly Dudas, 4 years old.  She is 3 foot 6, 44 pounds, is a blonde and has brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a blue top and purple skirt with blue pants 

* Olive Perin, 2 years old. She is 2 foot, 24 pounds, has brown hair and eyes.

* Henry Perin, 6 months and 1 pounds, is blond and has blue eyes. He was last seen wearing a onesie with a hoodie. The color is not known.

They are believed to have been taken by Neil Perin, 34. He is described as 6 foot 1, about 190 pounds. He has black hair and hazel eyes, according to authorities. 

OTHER LOCAL NEWS: Man apparently strangled in jail cell

If you have information about Perin or the children, or believe you have seen them, you are asked to contact the Athens Police Department, 740-592-3313. 

You may also call 1-800-843-5678 (1-800-THE-LOST), 1-877-AMBER-OH (1-877-262-3764) or 9-1-1 to be transferred directly to the investigating agency or to hear the alert information.

Got a tip? Call our monitored 24-hour number, 937-259-2237, or send it to newsdesk@cmgohio.com

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