School closings and delays

Recent Articles
  • White House reaches out to Kentucky students, voices support

    COVINGTON, Ky. — Press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders says the White House has reached out to students at a Kentucky high school who became embroiled in an encounter with a Native American activist and a black religious sect that was captured on video. Videos posted of the confrontation drew wide criticism on social media, but it’s not entirely clear what happened. The various sides say they were misunderstood. Sanders says, “we’ve reached out and voiced our support.” She says no […]

  • Orangutan rips thumb off Toledo Zoo volunteer

    TOLEDO, Ohio — A zoo in Ohio says one of its orangutans reached through a barrier, grabbed a volunteer’s thumb and bit down on her forearm. The Toledo zoo says the volunteer’s thumb became detached during the encounter. The zoo says the injuries were not life-threatening and that the volunteer was treated at a hospital. Zoo officials tell The Blade that what happened isn’t the orangutan’s fault. The incident took place Saturday in an area not accessible to visitors while […]

  • Supreme Court allows transgender military ban to go into effect

    WASHINGTON— The Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed the Trump administration to go ahead with its plan to restrict military service by transgender people while court challenges continue. The high court split 5-4 in allowing the plan to take effect, with the court’s five conservatives greenlighting it and its four liberal members saying they would not have. The Trump administration had urged the justices to take up cases about the plan directly, but the court declined for now. Those cases will […]

  • Singer Chris Brown released in Paris after rape complaint

    PARIS, France -U.S. singer Chris Brown and two other people were released Tuesday from police custody after a woman filed a rape complaint against them, the Paris prosecutor’s office said. The Grammy-winning singer was detained Monday with two other suspects on potential charges of aggravated rape and drug infractions. The Paris prosecutor’s office told The Associated Press that Brown has been authorized to leave France while the investigation is ongoing. A post late Tuesday on Brown’s Instagram page strongly denied […]

  • Free tickets to Ohio attractions, events for furloughed federal workers

    CLEVELAND — Furloughed federal employees in Ohio are being offered free admission to multiple attractions and events across the state. Cleveland Metroparks announced Friday that it’s offering all federal employees free entry to the zoo on Mondays for the duration of the partial government shutdown. Beginning Monday, January 21, all federal employees and their families can enter the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo for free with their federal government I.D.  The offer is an extension of free Mondays at the zoo which […]

  • Jon Bon Jovi’s restaurant feeds furloughed workers

    RED BANK, New Jersey — A restaurant owned by musician and New Jersey native Jon Bon Jovi served 71 free meals to furloughed federal employees and their families. JBJ Soul Kitchen in Red Bank served up soups and entrees Monday. The meals are a result of a partnership with Gov. Phil Murphy’s organization the Phil and Tammy Murphy Family Foundation. The governor and his wife visited the workers. Bon Jovi’s wife, Dorothea Bongiovi, told The Star-Ledger of Newark she hopes […]

  • Starbucks rolls out delivery service for coffee drinkers

    Starbucks is expanding its delivery service and aims to offer it at nearly one-fourth of its U.S. company-operated coffee shops. The company said it is launching the service Tuesday in San Francisco and will expand to some stores in New York, Boston, Washington, Chicago and Los Angeles in coming weeks. It tested the idea in 200 Miami stores last fall. Starbucks says 95 percent of its core menu will be available for order using the Uber Eats mobile app. There […]

  • Police: 1 person killed at Illinois mall, shooter at large

    ORLAND PARK, Ill. — Authorities say a man was shot and killed at a suburban Chicago mall and the suspect remains at large. Orland Park Deputy Police Chief Joseph Mitchell says the 19-year-old was shot in the center of Orland Square Mall and ran away before collapsing outside a clothing store Monday evening. The man later died at the hospital. Mitchell says security video showed the shooter fleeing the mall but it’s unclear if the suspect continued on foot or […]

  • Cavaliers fall to Bulls, 104-88

    CLEVELAND — Zach LaVine scored 25 points and the Chicago Bulls broke a 10-game losing streak, beating the Cleveland Cavaliers 104-88 Monday in a meeting of teams that began the day with the worst records in the NBA. Chicago (11-36) never trailed and has won all three games this season against Cleveland (9-39), which has lost 16 of 17 overall. Rough outing at home.#CavsBulls STATS: — Cleveland Cavaliers (@cavs) January 21, 2019 The Bulls hit 15 of 29 […]

  • President Trump visits MLK memorial

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Donald Trump has paid a visit to the Martin Luther King Jr. memorial in Washington on the holiday honoring the civil rights leader. Trump arrived shortly after 11 a.m. to pay his respects on a frigid and windy day. He was joined by Vice President Mike Pence, who accompanied Trump in laying a wreath at the foot of the memorial statue. Trump told reporters it was a “great day” and a “beautiful day.” He did not […]

  • Know an outstanding senior? Ohio seeks nominations for Senior Citizens Hall of Fame

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio’s Department of Aging is seeking nominations for the statewide Senior Citizens Hall of Fame. The hall honors current or long-time Ohio residents age 60 and older who have made and continue to make a lasting impact on their communities, professions or vocations. Past inductees have included business and industry leaders, community planners, educators, scientists, volunteers and artists among others. The nominees are evaluated on the scope and impact of contributions begun or continued after age 60. […]

  • California senator Kamala Harris announces 2020 presidential campaign

    NEW YORK, New York – California senator Kamala Harris announced she’s running for the Democratic nomination for president Monday. I'm running for president. Let's do this together. Join us: — Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) January 21, 2019 She made the announcement during an appearance on ABC’s Good Morning America. Harris would be the first African American woman to be a major party nominee for the presidency if she secures the Democratic nomination. Harris, 54, plans to launch her campaign […]