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Published: Thursday, March 08, 2018 @ 8:39 AM
MASON — Enthusiastic fans, friends and family turned out Wednesday night to hang out with Mason resident Angela Perkins for a watch party held at Buffalo Wings and Rings for the CBS series “Survivor: Ghost Island,” on which she is a contestant.
Perkins worked the room, posing for photos and signing autographs as people settled in to watch the show. Loud ovations occurred each time she appeared on the multiple television screens showing the episode.
She was close to being voted off the Island, which drew several gasps, but when she survived, the crowd roared its approval.
“The support of the people and the restaurant to do this is really amazing,” she said, pointing out the decorative Ghost Island props set up by the restaurant’s staff. “This is exciting for me, and I am happy to see so many people out here enjoying themselves, and I appreciate their support.”
Buffalo Wings and Rings in Mason, 5517 Kings Center Drive, is going to be the site for Perkins’ fan club on Wednesday nights as “Survivor” episodes air this season.
Ed Carlin, general manager, and Tamara Bates, manager, said the watch parties are truly special events and they are happy for Perkins, who used to work at the restaurant.
“We decided it would be a cool idea to have watch parties here at our restaurant for Angela, who is a former employee,” Carlin said. “You can tell that this is definitely not a normal Wednesday night.”
Bates took the lead on decorating the interior to give it the Fiji look, matching where this season of “Survivor” was filmed.
“Every week it will change and there will be more and more added to it,” Bates said. “Our plan is to stay close to Angela, and she will be here 10 times this season.”
Also joining Perkins at the watch party were Rodger Bingham from “Survivor The Australian Outback (season 2),” Marcus Lehman from “Survivor Gabon (season 17)” and Matt Bischoff, who appeared in “Survivor Caramoan (season 26).”
Bingham joked that he was “the old guy” of the group, but he was excited to see Perkins doing well on the show.
“I tried to borrow some money from her earlier because I figured she’s won but she wouldn’t say,” he said.
Lehman said Wednesday’s episode was a good show and he was glad to see Perkins get plenty of support.
Bischoff was a popular target for photos with his long beard, including one extension dangling below his knee. He agreed with the two other “Survivor” alums in attendance that the experience was well worth repeating.
Published: Monday, June 25, 2018 @ 3:51 AM
TODAY: A quiet morning with some sunshine and a few afternoon clouds. Highs reach in the low 80s, which is near normal. A few passing showers or storms near Butler, Warren, and Clinton counties are expected, but most activity stay south of the Miami Valley completely.
TUESDAY: Sunshine and scattered clouds to start. Highs peak in the mid-80s with a heat index around 90 degrees. Some afternoon showers and storms develop late afternoon and evening.
WEDNESDAY: Sunshine with warm and muggy temperatures in the mid-80s. Heat index reaches around 90 degrees again. Scattered showers and storms in the afternoon and evening look to bring localized heavy rain and gusty winds.
THURSDAY: Some sunshine and a few clouds as it begin to heat up with temperatures in the upper 80s. The heat index reaches in the mid-90s as it looks to stay dry for the day.
FRIDAY: A dry end to the week with hot and very humid temperatures. Highs reach in the low 90s with a heat index around 100 degrees.
Published: Monday, June 25, 2018 @ 4:41 AM
SALEM, Mass. — Dozens of people were sickened after a chemical leak late Sunday at a Peabody plant in Salem, Massachusetts.
It was the second call to Thermal Circuits that firefighters received Sunday, and it wasn’t immediately clear if the business would reopen Monday morning.
That will depend on whether investigators and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) officials give the OK that it’s safe to return.
The concern stems from what appears to be two chemical leaks Sunday.
Salem firefighters got a call around 3:30 p.m. Sunday for what they said was a chlorine leak.
The building was evacuated as firefighters and hazmat teams checked everything out.
The leak was said to be under control around 4 p.m., but it wasn’t until 8:30 p.m. that the cleanup finished.
When the next shift was allowed to go back inside, several employees said they started having trouble breathing, felt nauseous and had trouble with consciousness.
Officials said 29 people were treated at area hospitals.
Published: Monday, June 18, 2018 @ 12:53 AM
Updated: Monday, June 25, 2018 @ 5:13 AM
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Published: Monday, June 25, 2018 @ 1:50 AM
Updated: Monday, June 25, 2018 @ 2:53 AM
TROTWOOD — Crews responded to the 1500 block of Guenther Road on a reported stabbing that occurred early Monday morning.
OTHER LOCAL NEWS: One man in jail after domestic violence stabbing
The incident was dispatched around 1:45 a.m., per initial reports.
In a 6-minute call to dispatchers, the caller stated her mother reportedly stabbed her father and that he was losing a lot of blood.
“I don’t want my dad to die,” said the caller.
The victim was reportedly conscious, breathing, and talking, although the caller told the 911 dispatcher that he was on the floor.
The stabbing reportedly occurred as a result of a fight between the mother and father.
It is not clear where the victim was stabbed.