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Published: Friday, July 22, 2016 @ 10:21 AM
Updated: Friday, July 22, 2016 @ 10:19 AM
COLUMBUS, Ohio — In-flight instructions used by astronaut John Glenn during his historic 1962 Mercury spaceflight have been sold at auction.
Nate D. Sanders Auctions said the instructions used by Glenn as he became the first American to orbit Earth sold Thursday in Los Angeles for $66,993. There were eight bids, beginning at $25,000. An auction house spokesman said it doesn't disclose the identities of winning bidders.
The instructions included a flight plan for Glenn's Friendship 7 spacecraft detailing the celestial bodies and geographical landmarks to use as guides during his nearly five-hour flight on Feb. 20, 1962. They also told Glenn at what points to take photos, change the film and color filter, put on his helmet and exercise. The document is scrolled around a bobbin that Glenn could maneuver with his thumb.
Glenn, now 95 and living in Columbus with his wife, Annie, had given the instructions to a frogman who helped recover NASA capsules from the ocean, as a thank-you for his work on the Mercury 6 project.
Published: Thursday, May 24, 2018 @ 9:14 AM
Updated: Thursday, May 24, 2018 @ 11:22 AM
PARK LAYNE — One year after five tornadoes hit in three counties across the Miami Valley, businesses are recovering and the Sunoco station in Park Layne is remembering the tornado outbreak by selling gas at the same price it was being sold for when a tornado hit the gas station.
The Sunoco is selling gas for $2.39 a gallon Thursday.
Five tornadoes hit the Miami Valley one year ago, including two in Clark County, one in Greene County, one in Miami County and one in Warren County. A sixth tornado hit just outside the Miami Valley in Fayette County.
Published: Thursday, May 24, 2018 @ 3:58 AM
Updated: Thursday, May 24, 2018 @ 12:36 PM
TODAY: Mostly sunny and comfortably warm today with highs expected to reach the middle 80s, according to Storm Center 7 Meteorologist McCall Vrydaghs.
“The UV index is very high again today. Wearing protective clothing and sunblock is advised,” Vrydaghs said.
We’ll stay clear and quiet tonight with lows falling into the lower 60s.
FRIDAY: Another dry day with highs in the middle 80s, so it’ll start to feel a little muggy. UV Index will be very high again. Sunny skies for the afternoon with a a few clouds at night.
SATURDAY: Sunshine and scattered clouds with lots of dry time during the day, but winds out of the south will help to increase moisture. Dew points climb and it will feel hot and humid as highs reach in the upper 80s. High humidity will make it feel like 90 (heat index). A few afternoon/early evening storms may develop.
SUNDAY: Sun and clouds again with highs in the upper 80s, but even muggier for the day. The heat index values rise to the low 90s, but the UV Index will likely still be high. An afternoon pop up storm is possible again.
MONDAY: Dry time expected, especially early in the day. Another hot and humid day with highs in the upper 80s. Heat index values will be in the low 90s. A pop up storm is possible during the day with most spots looking to stay dry.
Published: Thursday, May 24, 2018 @ 11:56 AM
Updated: Thursday, May 24, 2018 @ 1:23 PM
HARRISON TWP., Montgomery County
— UPDATE @ 1:20 p.m.:
Deputies have now shut down both directions of Salem Avenue just south of Free Pike in Harrison Twp. after a reported pedestrian strike around 11:20 a.m.
Investigators were only blocking one lane of Salem Avenue until around 1:15 p.m. when the entire roadway was shut down.
Reports indicate one person was transported to a hospital following the crash, but their condition wasn’t available.
We’ll update this page as we learn more.
A lane of Salem Avenue is blocked and a business parking lot surrounded by police tape after a reported crash involving a pedestrian Thursday morning, according to initial reports.
The incident was reported around 11:20 a.m. in the 3800 block of Salem Avenue.
It’s unclear if anyone was transported to the hospital or what the circumstances surrounding the reported crash were, however we’re working to gather those details.
Published: Thursday, May 24, 2018 @ 8:05 AM
Updated: Thursday, May 24, 2018 @ 11:39 AM
MORAINE — We're working to learn more about a police investigation at the Montgomery County Solid Waste District in Moraine involving Miamisburg police.
Officials said the FBI was requested for the investigation, but has since been told to not respond. Miamisburg police cruisers remain on the scene.
The investigation involves evidence recovered from a Rumpke trash truck, according to a spokeswoman for the Montgomery County Environmental Services.
Additional details were not available from law enforcement officials.
We have a crew on the scene and we'll update this page as we learn more.