(FROM COLUMBUS DISPATCH) Evergreen trees from Ohio are intended to bring holiday cheer to U.S. military bases in Kuwait.
The Ohio Christmas Tree Association has sent 110 trees overseas as part of an annual effort to brighten the season for service members. The packages of trees contain ornaments from Ohio schools and churches.Operation Evergreen was started by the association in 1995, said Amy Galehouse, the program’s coordinator. Three board members who were veterans conveyed the importance of receiving gifts from home — even if the items arrived in crumbs.
Trees have since gone to U.S. military installations in Iraq, Bosnia, Afghanistan and elsewhere.
The trees typically are displayed in the common areas at the bases, she said. Some go to units, but rarely go to individuals.
(FROM DAYTON DAILY NEWS) FAIRFIELD — A teen was killed late Saturday night when two unidentified men, one of them armed with a handgun, entered a home and demanded money, police said.
One of the intruders shot 19-year-old Julian Slaven around 10:25 p.m. inside his home in the 5800 block of Judy Drive before both suspects fled the cul-de-sac in a nondescript vehicle, according to the Fairfield police department.
Slaven was pronounced dead at the scene by the Butler County Coroner’s Office. An autopsy is scheduled for Monday, Nov. 26.
DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. — A police investigation is under way after a man suspected of shoplifting from a local Walmart died during his confrontation with store employees.
According to a police report obtained by Channel 2 Action News, the incident happened at the Walmart on Fairington Road in Lithonia. The police report said that about 1:30 a.m. Sunday, a middle aged man was caught shoplifting two DVD players.
He exited the front door of the store and three employees caught him in the parking lot, where a physical altercation took place while they detained him.
When police arrived, they found the employees on top of the man. The officer put the man in handcuffs and said he noticed there was no resistance from him.
The officer had the employees get off the man, and noticed the man was unresponsive and bleeding from his nose and mouth.
Paramedics came and transported the man to DeKalb Medical-Hillandale Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
OHIO’S DEER GUN SEASON STARTS TODAY.
WEEC SPORTS – MONDAY 11-26-12:
COLLEGE FOOTBALL: OHIO STATE 26 MICHIGAN 21, THE BUCKEYES COMPLETE THE 6TH UNDEFEATED SEASON IN THEIR HISTORY, AND IN COACH URBAN MEYER’S 1ST YEAR! WEEC SPORTS SHANE BURGEL WAS AT THE GAME COVERING THE GREAT MOMENT IN OSU HISTORY!! YOU’LL HEAR COMMENTS FROM COACH MEYER AND OTHERS IN THE COMING DAYS AND WEEKS ON WEEC!!
NO. 1 NOTRE DAME 22 SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA 13, THE IRISH WILL PLAY IN THE BCS NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME AGAINST PROBABLY EITHER ALABAMA OR GEORGIA FROM THE SEC! ALABAMA 49 AUBURN 0, FLORIDA 37 FLORIDA STATE 26. ALSO, HOBART 35 WITTENBERG 10, THE TIGERS END THE SEASON AT 10-2 AFTER A 2ND ROUND LOSS IN THE NCAA DIV. 3 PLAYOFFS!
AUBURN FIRES GENE CHIZIK AS HEAD FOOTBALL COACH.
NFL FOOTBALL: CINCINNATI 34 OAKLAND 10, CLEVELAND 20 PITTSBURGH 14, THE BROWNS FORCE 8 TURNOVERS!
COLLEGE MENS BASKETBALL: NO. 1 INDIANA 101 BALL STATE 53, OHIO STATE 91 UMKC 45, THE BUCKEYES PLAY AT DUKE WEDNESDAY AT 930PM.
HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL STATE SEMIFINALS: TROTWOOD MADISON 33 NEW ALBANY 32, MARION LOCAL 34 MCCOMB 28, CINCINNATI MOELLER 26 PICKERINGTON NORTH 21, BELLEVUE 34 DAYTON THURGOOD MARSHALL 33, COLDWATER 38 LIBERTY BENTON 0.
HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS BASKETBALL: COVINGTON 57 FAIRLAWN 47, GREENEVIEW 61 XENIA 25, INDIAN LAKE 59 WEST LIBERTY-SALEM 35, MADISON PLAINS 51 NORTHEASTERN 31, SIDNEY 72 LEHMAN CATHOLIC 52, THURGOOD MARSHALL 65 PIQUA 37, MECHANICSBURG 55 URBANA 42, SAYS THE NEWS SUN.