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Published: Wednesday, June 13, 2018 @ 7:34 PM
HAMILTON — Firefighter and Paramedic Patrick Wolterman Memorial Highway is just three steps from becoming a reality in Hamilton.
Ohio Rep. Wes Retherford’s bill designed to rename part of Ohio 4 — from North Fair Avenue to High Street — for fallen firefighter/paramedic Patrick Wolterman was added to Senate Bill 86 this month and passed today out of the House State and Local Government Committee.
Wolterman, 28, died Dec. 28, 2015, while battling a blaze at a Hamilton home.
It was later determined that the fire was intentionally set. Lester Parker and William Tucker were found guilty in November 2017 of murder and arson and sentenced to life in prison.
Retherford reached out to Hamilton firefighters union, I.A.F.F Local 20, following the trial to determine if the road re-naming was something the family and department wanted. That proposed portion of Ohio 4 to be re-named is also where Wolterman’s fire station, Station 25, is located.
“By amending it into a Senate Bill during the House committee process, we can get the legislation on a faster track to passage,” said Retherford, a Hamilton Republican. “We are now that much closer to paying proper honor to the memory of a true hometown hero who paid the ultimate sacrifice serving Hamilton.”
Retherford also said folding his bill into Senate Bill 86 was serendipitous because Wolterman’s now-retired badge number was 86.
The Ohio House will need to vote on the bill, which includes several road and bridge namings.
If the House approves the bill, the Ohio Senate will consider the changes with a “yes” or “no” vote. If it passes out of the Senate with the changes, it will go before Ohio Gov. John Kasich for his signature.
Published: Sunday, June 17, 2018 @ 6:20 PM
MEXICO CITY — Fans cheering the national team’s win over Germany created an “artificial quake” that tipped the Richter scale, according to reports.
Seismologists at two monitoring stations in Mexico City picked up readings when Hirving Lozano scored 35 minutes into Mexico’s 1-0 upset over defending champion Germany Sunday, according to USA Today.
Officials at the California Earthquake Center told USA Today the induced quake likely generated a 2 on the Richter scale and would have gone unnoticed by the public if it were a typical earthquake.
Germany became the third defending champion to lose in its opening match in the last 16 years. Mexico next plays Korea Republic June 23.
Published: Sunday, June 17, 2018 @ 10:55 PM
OSAKA, Japan — A massive 6.1 magnitude earthquake struck outside Osaka Monday morning, leaving at least two dead and 41 injured.
The quake registered around 8 a.m. with an initial strength of 5.9, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.
PM Abe stresses rescuing lives is of utmost importance. He tells reporters at 0859 local time an hour after the big earthquake in Osaka.He says the government is trying to gather information on damage, prepare for rescue and relief, and inform the latest to the public— michiyo ishida (@MichiyoCNA) June 18, 2018
There was no tsunami threat however morning commutes were disrupted as trains were not running and power was out to many homes, according to the Japan Times.
Kansai Electric Power Co. said nuclear plants in Fukui Prefecture were operating normally.
Published: Sunday, June 17, 2018 @ 8:42 AM
JAKARTA, Indonesia — A 54-year-old Indonesian woman is dead after villagers say a 23-foot python swallowed her whole.
According to The Associated Press and Agence France-Presse, Wa Tiba of Muna Island disappeared Thursday after leaving her village, Persiapan Lawela, to tend to her garden. The next day, searchers discovered a "snake with a bloated belly" and some of Tiba's things near the garden, said the village's chief, known by the single name Faris, the AP reported.
Faris said villagers killed the python and cut it open, the AP reported. They then "found Tiba's body still intact with all her clothes," Faris said.
Graphic photos and videos posted online appeared to show the woman's body being extracted from the dead python.
This isn't the first time a python has swallowed a person in Indonesia, where such snakes are common, AFP reported. A farmer died under similar circumstances in March 2017 on the island of Sulawesi, according to the news service.
Published: Sunday, June 17, 2018 @ 9:24 PM
— Police are responding to reports of a shooting inside the Walmart Supercenter in Tumwater, Washington.
The fire department told KIRO7.com they are calling it a "mass casualty incident" and confirmed at least two people were shot.
#BREAKING: a SHOOTING at the #Tumwater Walmart. Thurston County dispatch tells me at least two people shot, could be more. Scene started outside and ended up inside. Fire department is calling this a “mass casulty incident.” I’m on my way. @KIRO7Seattle— Deedee Sun (@DeedeeKIRO7) June 18, 2018