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Published: Friday, February 17, 2017 @ 2:30 PM
UPDATE @ 3:57 p.m. (Feb. 22)
The ring has arrived in the mail and Rusy Clark, of Troy, is reunited with his class ring that he lost 37 years ago.
A class ring lost 37 years ago on a Navy submarine in Hawaii is being returned to its long-lost owner.
Rusty Clark, of Troy, graduated from McClain High School in Greenfield, Ohio in 1979.
From there he entered the Navy, and went to work on a submarine in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
"I was working on a submarine with oily hands and I heard a clunk,” Clark said. “I thought I just lost my ring; I’ll never see it again.”
Clark thought the ring would be pumped into the ocean, never to be seen again.
On Thursday, Clark’s daughter Kayla Otis got a Facebook message from a man in Corpus Christi, Texas that had found the ring among his late father’s belongings.
“It surfaced all the sudden,” Clark said.
The ring is now in the mail back to Ohio.
The man who found the ring said his father worked for the Post Office in Hawaii at the time and would often take a metal detector to beach in his free time.
Published: Friday, April 20, 2018 @ 7:58 AM
WASHINGTON — Maile Pearl Bowlsbey doesn’t know it, but the 10-day-old infant made history Thursday at the U.S. Senate.
Her mother, Tammy Duckworth, became the first person to cast a vote on the Senate floor with her newborn in her arms, The New York Times reported.
The Democrat from Illinois participated in Thursday’s vote on the confirmation of Republican Rep. James Bridenstine as NASA’s new administrator. Duckworth voted against confirmation, but the Senate approved Bridenstine by a 50-49 vote, CNN reported.
Duckworth, who already made history as the first U.S. senator to give birth, was elated about another groundbreaking day.
"It feels great," Duckworth said. "It is about time, huh?"
Wednesday, the Senate changed a longtime rule to allow newborns on the Senate floor during voting, CNN reported. The vote passed by unanimous consent and allows senators with infants under 1 year old to bring the child onto the Senate field and even breastfeed during the voting, CNN reported.
"I think it's historic, I think it's amazing," Duckworth told reporters.
I may have to vote today, so Maile’s outfit is prepped. I made sure she has a jacket so she doesn’t violate the Senate floor dress code (which requires blazers). I’m not sure what the policy is on duckling onesies, but I think we’re ready pic.twitter.com/SsNHEuSVnY— Tammy Duckworth (@SenDuckworth) April 19, 2018
Duckworth led the charge for the rule change.
Before Thursday’s vote, she tweeted: "May have to vote today. Maile's outfit is prepped. Made sure she has a jacket so she doesn't violate the Senate floor dress code requiring blazers. Not sure what the policy is on duckling onesies but I think we're ready."
The tweet referenced Capitol Hill's previous rule, which required women -- reporters and lawmakers -- to wear dresses and blouses with sleeves, CNN reported.
The infant brought a more gentle atmosphere to the Senate.
“She’s so beautiful,” New York Democrat Chuck Schumer said.
Published: Tuesday, April 17, 2018 @ 7:57 AM
Updated: Friday, April 20, 2018 @ 6:22 AM
— The owners of the new Pan-Asian restaurant called Ace Asian Cafe that is scheduled to open today, April 20 at The Greene Town Center are no strangers to the space: they owned and operated a restaurant at that very spot for more than two years.
Charles and Michelle Yang oversaw an Asian restaurant at 4394 Juniper Way from December 2014 through March 2017, a spokesman for Ace Asian Cafe told this news outlet. Subsequent owners of Choe’s Asian Gourmet were evicted by The Greene’s management for non-payment of rent and fees in late 2017, and the restaurant has been closed while undergoing remodeling by the new, but also former, owners.
Also returning to the restaurant is the original sushi chef, known as Mr. Kim. In addition to sushi, the restaurant will offer Korean barbecue dishes along with a variety of Thai and Chinese options. Patio seating, a sushi bar, and a full cocktail, wine and beer list are also available.
After today’s 11:30 a.m. opening, Ace Asian Cafe will be open seven days a week for lunch, afternoons and dinner.
The Greene’s ownership filed a “forcible entry” lawsuit in Greene County Common Pleas Court in November 2017 against the late-2017 owners of Choe’s Asian Gourmet over missed rent and fee payments. Greene County Common Pleas Judge Michael Buckwalter ruled in December that the most recent owners of Choe’s Asian Gourmet restaurant had violated their lease agreement with The Greene and awarded the retail center full access to the property.
The action was taken after the restaurant’s operators failed to respond in a timely manner to the lawsuit, according to court documents. But after missing initial deadlines to respond to the lawsuit, the most recent owners of Choe’s in recent weeks have mounted a more robust defense. An attorney for the former owners is seeking to effectively reopen portions of the lawsuit, and challenging The Greene’s assertion that the owners owe nearly $400,000.
The former manager of Choe’s Asian Gourmet told this news outlet in early 2018 that business had been slow late last year in part because foot traffic was down in the restaurant’s section of The Greene. She said she attempted to re-negotiate the terms of her lease but instead was ordered to vacate. She said some of the restaurant’s problems stemmed from a disgruntled former employee.
Published: Wednesday, April 18, 2018 @ 1:18 AM
Updated: Friday, April 20, 2018 @ 7:56 AM
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Published: Thursday, April 19, 2018 @ 5:50 PM
Updated: Friday, April 20, 2018 @ 7:57 AM
— Elder-Beerman’s parent company announced the going-out-of-business sale begins today for its 212 stores and e-commerce website.
Bon-Ton Stores Inc. is closing all stores after only liquidators submitted bids for the retailer at a bankruptcy auction earlier this week.
Bon-Ton’s liquidation sales are expected to run for about 10 to 12 weeks. Bon-Ton currently has 250 stores, 38 of which are already in liquidation from a previously announced store closure process.
Elder-Beerman has stores in Piqua, Huber Heights, the Mall at Fairfield Commons in Beavercreek, the Kettering Towne Center, among others in Ohio. The stores employ hundreds of workers in the region.
Additional customer information regarding the going out of business sales is on Bon-Ton’s restructuring website at bontonrestructuring.com.