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Fatal Crashes in Cincinnati

There have been numerous fatal car crashes in Ohio since December 2018. One crash was in Amelia on December 11, and this crash was a double-fatal crash involving three cars, in which drugs were a factor. The state route between Bach Buxton and Amelia Olive Branch were closed for several hours. This crash took place around 11:30 am. The cars involved were a Mazda, a Ford Escape and an Audi. The driver of the Mazda went left into the center lane and hit the driver of the Ford Escape, which then hit the driver of the Audi. The driver of the Mazda and the Ford Escape were pronounced dead at the scene. Needles were found at the scene and the driver of the Audi was taken to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

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Does Adoption Have More Positive or Negative Effects?

Adoption is the process and legal procedure of which children lacking support and cultural benefits from a family, are able to get permanent people and another family to support them in which they will no longer be taken away from their necessities.  Adoption is beneficial for the adopter and the adoptee.

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The adoptee will be able to live a happier, healthier and more comfortable life in a better environment, and for the adopter, they get to bring home a new joy to experience this love and parenting with.  Adoption can be looked at as a fresh start for the two parties. However, child adoption is likely to have an effect on the adoptive parents, the adoptee and the birth parents as well. There are more than 101,000 children in the United States that are waiting to get adopted.  The ages of these children range from school-aged and older.  Continue reading Does Adoption Have More Positive or Negative Effects?

Pittsburgh Shooting

A shooting in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania has left eleven dead and six injured.  This shooting took place in a synagogue called ‘Tree of Life’, during a worship practice.  This synagogue is located in what’s known as the heart of the local Jewish community. The shooter was said to be posting threats online and seemed to only target the Jews.  The last post before the shooting happened said, “HIAS likes to bring invaders in that kill our people. I can’t sit by and watch my people get slaughtered. Screw your optics, I’m going in.” The shooters name was Robert Bowers, a 46-year-old.  After having a shootout with the Pittsburgh police, Bowers surrendered after being injured and was taken into custody. During this gunfight, he told one officer: “They’re committing genocide to my people. I just want to kill Jews”. Federal prosecutors are looking to approve on the death penalty against Bowers. 

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Wolves Win First Home Game

It was a big weekend for West Clermont, as it was homecoming weekend for the Wolves, and another weekend for a win. The home team defeated the Loveland Tigers in a conference game, in overtime by a score of 10-7, getting the results they were looking for. This was the Wolves first win in their own den. West Clermont’s touchdown was scored by their quarterback, Hunter Eads in a quarterback sneak. They were able to pull out a win the last time these teams went head to head as well. Their record now stands at 3-3, while Loveland’s defeat drops them to 1-5.

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Wolves for the WIN

The West Clermont Wolves defeated the Walnut Hills Eagles on Friday September 22 at Walnut Hills High School by a score of 14-9. The game was projected as a close matchup but West Clermont was able to come out on top and secure their win for this week. After a three game losing streak, the Wolves were happy to find another victory, now putting their record at 2-3. They have had a successful history over the Eagles beating them last year 45-14. This loss dropped Walnut Hills’ record to 1-4. Touchdowns for West Clermont were scored by senior running back Jacob Kilgore for 5 yards, and senior running back Ryan Cann for 15 yards. Wolves kicker, Cameron Null was able to make both field goals for an extra point. Two of Walnut Hills nine points were from a safety when West Clermont quarterback Hunter Eads was penalized for intentional grounding in the Eagles end zone. West Clermont was able to hold their opponent to no points on the board until the third quarter when they got this safety. The Eagles did not score their first touchdown until the fourth quarter. Even though three of West Clermont’s starting defense were out due to injuries, junior, Devon Boykin, senior, Matt Lewis, and sophomore, Gage Bullock; the Wolves were still able to stop them.

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Does Teen Mom/16 and Pregnant promote or prevent teen pregnancy?

Teen Mom 2/OG and 16 and Pregnant are television shows broadcasted nationally about the lives of teenage mothers and the struggles they may face. Six pregnant teenagers allowed MTV to film their pregnancies hoping to encourage the young viewers to wait to start their families. After four years of being on television, teen pregnancy rates have dropped drastically. From 2009-2010, the rates had dropped nine percent reaching a historic low of 34.3 births per 1,000 women between the ages of 15-19. This rate is higher than any other developed country, where typical rates of teen childbearing are more often in the range of 5 to 10 births per 1,000 girls in this age group and it is said that four out of five teenagers pregnancies are unintentional. Since 16 and Pregnant was first aired in the summer of 2009, it is tempting to wonder whether or not the show was responsible for this drop in teen pregnancy. This rate dropped faster in area where teenagers were watching more MTV programming. Also, many of the show’s stars became celebrities and appeared on the cover of People Magazine, which could be another problem. Teenagers are under the impression that having a child in high school is one way to get attention, and famous. “Maybe that’s what’s drawing viewers’ attention,” Teen Mom OG star, Farrah Abraham stated.

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Newest Cincinnati Red

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The Cincinnati Reds sent Devin Mesoraco to the New York Mets and picked up pitcher Matt Harvey. Harvey is getting a second chance, only this time with a bad team. This trade deal provided a fresh start for the two former All-Stars whose careers have been sidetracked due to injuries. Mesoraco was on the bench for first pitch by Luis Castillo, as he was originally supposed to catch. When he walked into the New York clubhouse, he was still wearing his Cincinnati Reds socks as attendants were sewing his name on the back of his Mets uniform. Mesoraco had described his experience as surreal.

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NFL Formation and Kickoff Changes

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The National Football League is looking to make changes and adjustments to alignment and formation requirements in hopes of fixing the most dangerous play of the game. “There’s no question that this is not about getting the kickoff out of the game, it’s about enhancing it.” said Troy Vincent, the leagues executive vice president. Statistics show that concussions were five times more likely to occur at kickoff time in 2017. In 2017, only forty percent of kickoffs were returned. Green Bay Packers president and CEO Mark Murphy had said this specific play is still too dangerous even with its reduction in frequency and will be taken out if it is not made safer.

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Tennis Star faces life threatening difficulties after giving birth

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United States tennis star, Serena Williams, almost died giving birth to her new daughter, Alexis Olympia. Her story is shared by black women across America. Williams is regarded as one of the greatest athletes ever and recently achieved yet another milestone she had to face; saving her own life after giving birth. The athlete suffers from blood clots and takes an anti-clotting medicine because of it and knew something was going terribly wrong one day after welcoming her new baby girl. She suddenly felt short of breath just one day after delivering and she assumed she was having another pulmonary embolism (a condition in which one or more arteries in the lungs becomes blocked by a blood clot). Walking out of the room on her own to save her mother the worry, she insisted that the nurses give her a CT scan with contrast and IV heparin immediately.  Continue reading Tennis Star faces life threatening difficulties after giving birth

March Madness Round 1

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As we wrap up round one of March Madness, we will advance into round two. March Madness is the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament and fans across the country compete against one another to pick the winning teams. This year’s NCAA Tournament has brought many upsets in the first round leaving room for more in the second round. Low-seeded teams are dominating over high-seeded teams with some even making history. Only two number one seed teams made it to the sweet sixteen, Villanova and Kansas.  Continue reading March Madness Round 1