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Published: Wednesday, September 13, 2017 @ 11:04 AM
— Wright State University president Cheryl Schrader will give her first “state of the university” address today.
Schrader will make her speech during a faculty and staff awards ceremony scheduled for 3 p.m. in the Apollo Room of the student union.
Schrader started at Wright State on July 1. With less than a week on the job, Schrader made her first presidential address on July 6, acknowledging the university’s difficult recent history.
“I know these last four months have been especially challenging for you and I must compliment you on your hard work, your fortitude and your progress,” she said in July.
Just before Schrader arrived, Wright State slashed $30.8 million from its fiscal year 2018 budget in an initial attempt to correct years of overspending.
The university has also faced multiple lawsuits over its canceled presidential debate and investigations into possible H-1B visa misuse that have lingered over the last two years.
Details of Schrader’s speech have not been released yet but the faculty and staff members who will receive one of the “President’s Awards for Excellence” were revealed on Wright State’s website Tuesday.
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Published: Monday, July 16, 2018 @ 2:00 PM
— Response to President Donald Trump’s comment at the Helsinki summit with Vladimir Putin that he doubted Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election was swift and pointed Monday.
Reaction ranged from CNN anchor Anderson Cooper calling the president’s performance “disgraceful” to retiring Republican Rep. Darrell Issa (California) defending the president’s comments.
Trump and Putin “spent a great deal of time” discussing allegations of Russian election meddling as they met for several hours Monday, the U.S. president said.
Trump resisted when asked Monday to condemn Russian meddling in the election, instead complaining about a Democratic National Committee computer server and Hillary Clinton’s missing emails.
“They said they think it’s Russia; I have President Putin, he just said it’s not Russia,” Trump said.
“I will say this: I don’t see any reason why it would be” Russia that was responsible for the election hacking. “I have great confidence in my intelligence people, but I will tell you that President Putin was extremely strong and powerful in his denial today.”
Here are some of the comments made just after the summit ended.
Dan Coats statement:— Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) July 16, 2018
"We have been clear in our assessments of Russian meddling in the 2016 election and their ongoing, pervasive efforts to undermine our democracy..." pic.twitter.com/bgvCgWnMlB
Donald Trump’s press conference performance in Helsinki rises to & exceeds the threshold of “high crimes & misdemeanors.” It was nothing short of treasonous. Not only were Trump’s comments imbecilic, he is wholly in the pocket of Putin. Republican Patriots: Where are you???— John O. Brennan (@JohnBrennan) July 16, 2018
Anderson Cooper calls the Trump-Putin press conference "one of the most disgraceful performances by an American president at a summit in front of a Russian leader certainly that I've ever seen" https://t.co/M0guPGHxMt pic.twitter.com/8s7I3iP4pp— Anderson Cooper 360° (@AC360) July 16, 2018
Russia interfered in our elections and they will do it again unless we stand up to Putin. It’s insane that the President of the United States is attacking the FBI and believes Putin over his own intelligence officials and evidence presented by both the House and the Senate. Wow.— Chris Van Hollen (@ChrisVanHollen) July 16, 2018
I never thought I would see the day when our American President would stand on the stage with the Russian President and place blame on the United States for Russian aggression. This is shameful.— Jeff Flake (@JeffFlake) July 16, 2018
For the entire eight years Obama was in the White House, the sycophant media heralded his imaginary diplomatic prowess. Now that a real president is engaging in true diplomacy with a nuclear superpower, they all condemn the effort. Unsurprising hypocrisy. https://t.co/BTXkUgYyDo— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) July 16, 2018
Missed opportunity by President Trump to firmly hold Russia accountable for 2016 meddling and deliver a strong warning regarding future elections.— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) July 16, 2018
This answer by President Trump will be seen by Russia as a sign of weakness and create far more problems than it solves. (1/3)
This entire trip has just been one giant middle finger from President Trump to his own country. Just jaw dropping. https://t.co/pH2GzgpALJ— Chris Murphy (@ChrisMurphyCT) July 16, 2018
from @realDonaldTrump and I couldn’t agree more: “...open new pathways to peace and stability in our world. I would rather take a political risk in pursuit of peace, then to risk peace in pursuit of politics.”— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) July 16, 2018
I want President Trump’s diplomatic efforts to be successful, but I’ll take the word of a Hoosier over Vladimir Putin any day. We must take seriously the warnings of Director Coats and the American intelligence community. Russia is not our friend.— Jim Banks (@RepJimBanks) July 16, 2018
Published: Monday, July 16, 2018 @ 2:59 PM
KETTERING — A Kettering officer and K-9 recently received awards for their efforts in assisting Beavercreek police while apprehending a suspect.
Recognized by the U.S. Police Canine Association, Officer Maloney and K-9 Jax were awarded with the June 2018 Catch of the Month and 2nd Quarter 2018 Catch of the Quarter awards, according to a Kettering police press release.
At 4:20 a.m. on June 11, the team was dispatched to aid Beavercreek police in searching for a burglary suspect. After a lengthy search that extended over an hour, the suspect was apprehended.
Published: Monday, July 16, 2018 @ 1:07 PM
Updated: Monday, July 16, 2018 @ 3:01 PM
BUTLER COUNTY — UPDATE @ 2:40 p.m.:
A motion for a temporary restraining order to stop the release of a Fairfield police officer’s body camera video has been denied.
Konrad Kircher filed the motion this afternoon and the motion was denied by Butler County Common Pleas Judge Greg Howard.
“The Retherford bill will fix this problem in the future,” Kircher told the Journal-News. “I just hope that news organizations are responsible with what they do with the video.”
State Rep. Wes Retherford, R-Hamilton, has introduced a bill that would prevent photos, videos and images of a victim of a sexually oriented crime from being accessed via a public records request.
The bill, called the Victim’s Protection and Privacy Act, passed the House in March and was referred to the Ohio Senate’s Judiciary Committee in April. It has yet to receive a hearing.
Retherford has said this type of police evidence was protected through a court case — including the appeals process — until a December 2016 Ohio Supreme Court ruling.
Dennis Hetzel, president and executive director of the Ohio News Media Association, previously told the Journal-News that the legislation is “obviously is well-intentioned,” but said “it’s unnecessary and adds yet another exception to the ever-growing list of exemptions to our open records law.”
“Ohio already recognizes a constitutional right to privacy, and there are no examples to our knowledge of such images being released,” he said. “We also are concerned that the language lacks specificity and could lead to the withholding of additional public records.”
The family of a woman stabbed to death by a man that Fairfield police shot in the act is seeking to stop the release of the officer’s body camera video.
On July 3, Butler County Prosecutor Michael Gmoser announced that a Butler County grand jury declined to indict the Fairfield police officer who fired the fatal shots.
During that announcement, Gmoser said, “Total clarity was established by the body camera worn by the officer under review and confirms the decision of the grand jury that no criminal charge is warranted or suggested concerning the conduct of the office.”
Fairfield police were called to the 1500 block of Gelhot Drive at 5:59 a.m. June 22 for a domestic dispute. Officer Bryan Carnes, a three-year veteran of the force, broke open the door to the residence and bathroom, where a man was stabbing a woman, according to the investigation.
In an attempt to stop the stabbing, Carnes fired two shots, striking Logan A. Williamson, 37, who died at the scene.
The stabbing victim, 37-year-old Michelle R. Henry, later died at Mercy Hospital-Fairfield.
Fairfield officials said the video would be released today after family members were able to review it.
Attorney Konrad Kircher, representing Henry’s mother Carmen Wollyoung, said he will file a motion this afternoon seeking a temporary restraining order and permanent injunction prohibiting the release of body camera video “of the shooting of Logan Williamson and stabbing of Michelle Henry.”
In the motion, Kircher said the Ohio Public Records Act exempts certain records from disclosure.
“… release of the video would violate the Ohio Constitution’s guarantee of Michelle’s and Michelle’s family’s dignity, respect and privacy,” Kircher said in the motion.
Kircher said Henry leaves behind a family, including three children, and the release of the video will “cause significant trauma to Michelle’s survivors. …. Release of the video could result in the availability of the gruesome death of their loved one on the internet for the whole world to see. The result of the production will cause severe humiliation, depression, anxiety, anger and other emotions, especially for the teenage children.”
Published: Monday, July 16, 2018 @ 6:10 AM
CHICAGO — CVS has apologized to a black woman and is investigating an incident in which a white manager called police on her after she tried to use a coupon at a Chicago store on Friday.
Camilla Hudson, 53, who said her Facebook post detailing the incident was removed for unspecified reasons by the social media site, also shared video on Twitter of her interaction with the CVS manager who claimed she had forged a coupon.
I’ve been asked many, many times today to add the video to my Twitter post. Not sure how or if I can add it the original, but here it is:— Camilla Hudson (@Camilla317) July 14, 2018
Hudson said she shared her experience after other recent stories where police were called by white people because of minor or perceived infractions by black people.
“I was not yelling, I did not raise my voice, I did not use profanity, I did not call anyone outside of their name -- other than not accepting, basically, ‘Screw you,’ that was my offense, if you will,” Hudson told Block Club Chicago. “As a woman, as a black woman, as a native Chicagoan, I’m just tired of it. I’m tired of it.”
Police were called to the store for an assault in progress, according to Block Club Chicago. Hudson was told by police she had to leave or else it would be considered trespassing.
“They were not awful,” Hudson told Block Club Chicago regarding the interaction with police. “I explained to them what had happened and how it had happened, and they said, ‘When we get these calls we do have to respond … (but) you’re going to have to leave,’ and I said, ‘Why do I have to leave? I’m a customer here.’”
CVS reached out to Hudson Saturday as her post went viral.