Terminally Ill College Student Fulfills Her Greatest Wishes

by Emily Engle On Sunday, November 2, college freshman Lauren Hill achieved her two biggest goals: to raise awareness for DIPG, a type of brain cancer, and to play in a college basketball game.  Hill is an 18-year-old freshman at Mount St. Joseph College in Cincinnati, Ohio, who was diagnosed in September with Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG), an inoperable cancer.  Her diagnosis was terminal … Continue reading Terminally Ill College Student Fulfills Her Greatest Wishes

BELLBROOK SOCCER 1ST IN SWBL; BOYS’ TEAM IN REGIONAL FINALS

by Emily Engle Both Bellbrook soccer teams finished their 2014 seasons strong.  The girls’ soccer team tied for 1st in the SWBL with Monroe, and moved on to regional matches before ending their season with a 0-1 loss to Tippecanoe in regional finals. Bellbrook’s boys’ soccer has advanced even further in competition.  They won SWBL as well in a 6-0 win over Eaton, bringing their … Continue reading BELLBROOK SOCCER 1ST IN SWBL; BOYS’ TEAM IN REGIONAL FINALS

Couple Dead Only Hours After Their Wedding

​by Emily Engle George Samson, 54, and Kelly Ecker Samson, 50, were married on Saturday night, October 4, with a reception and after-party continuing well into the night. Hours before the sun had risen on Sunday, both were found dead in an apparent murder-suicide carried out by George Samson. ​The Indiana doctor and nurse were both employed at a local hospital. They had no history … Continue reading Couple Dead Only Hours After Their Wedding

Michael Dunn Convicted of First-Degree Murder

by Emily Engle On Wednesday, October 1, the second of Michael Dunn’s two trials concluded with a guilty verdict; Dunn was convicted of the first degree murder of 17-year-old Jordan Davis in what has come to be known as the “loud music” case.  He is sentenced to life in prison. This case concerned a 2012 shooting at a Jacksonville, Florida, gas station that occurred after … Continue reading Michael Dunn Convicted of First-Degree Murder

Woman Escapes Burglar by Crouching on Roof

by Emily Engle On Wednesday, September 24, a homeless man broke into a California woman’s home while she slept and upon becoming aware of his presence, she was forced to escape to her roof and hide under an eave, all while contacting police.  Melora Rivera, identified by KTLA-report, described seeing 29-year-old Christian Hicks in her house and climbing out of a 2nd-story window to avoid … Continue reading Woman Escapes Burglar by Crouching on Roof

Obama Launches “It’s On Us” Initiative

by Emily Engle President Obama launched a new initiative coined “It’s On Us” in a September 19th speech.  It is aimed at combating sexual assault on college campuses, a growing problem demonstrated by the President’s statistics: 1 in 5 women is sexually assaulted during her college years, yet only 12% of assaults are reported and only a fraction of those cases culminate in the perpetrator’s … Continue reading Obama Launches “It’s On Us” Initiative

Proposed Legislation Would Slow Internet Speeds and Raise Prices

by Emily Engle This past January, a major court decision removed the FCC’s (Federal Communications Commission) power to enforce the rules of “net neutrality,” the idea that the internet is open and equal for all users.  And over the past few months, this decision has now turned into a proposal in front of the FCC: legislation that would allow internet service providers, ISPs, to manage … Continue reading Proposed Legislation Would Slow Internet Speeds and Raise Prices

Texas Judge Gives Admitted Rapist a Light Sentence; Calls Victim “Promiscuous”

by Emily Engle Texas State District Judge Jeanine Howard has generated public backlash with a recent decision: she sentenced a self-confessed rapist to only a 45 day prison term with a five-year probation.  Twenty-year-old Sir Young, 18 at the time of his crime, pled guilty to charges that he raped a then-14-year-old girl at Booker T. Washington High School in Dallas, Texas. Though Young faced … Continue reading Texas Judge Gives Admitted Rapist a Light Sentence; Calls Victim “Promiscuous”

Al-Qaeda Video Emerges Showing the Group’s Second-in-Command

by Emily Engle In early April, a video began appearing on jihadist websites depicting what may be the largest and most dangerous gathering of al-Qaeda members in open air that has been seen for years.  The video showed multiple members at the gathering that had recently escaped from a Yemen prison, but the focus of the film was al-Qaeda’s second-in-command, Nasir al-Wuhayshi.  U.S. officials believe the video … Continue reading Al-Qaeda Video Emerges Showing the Group’s Second-in-Command

School Bus and FedEx Truck Fatally Collide in Northern California

by Emily Engle Thursday night, April 10, a FedEx tractor-trailer skidded over the Interstate 5 median, sideswiped a sedan, and collided with a school bus carrying high school seniors.  After the catastrophic collision, the two vehicles burst into flames and both eventually exploded.  The accident occurred in northern California about 100 miles north of Sacramento.  Ten people were killed in the accident: 5 students, 3 … Continue reading School Bus and FedEx Truck Fatally Collide in Northern California