Chance of Rain
Partly cloudy this morning. Increasing clouds with periods of showers this afternoon. High 67F. Winds SE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 50%.
Cloudy with periods of rain. High 57F. Winds ENE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 90%. Rainfall around a quarter of an inch.
Chance of Rain
Overcast with showers at times. High 54F. Winds NNW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50%.
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State Issue One Explained
With the May 8th Primary fast approaching, the Ohio Secretary of State’s office has released a video explaining the only statewide issue on the ballot this spring. State Issue One, also referred to as Congressional Redistricting Reform, would change the process of how Ohio’s sixteen Congressional district boundaries are drawn. Currently, the process is controlled by whichever party controls the Ohio General Assembly.
Under Issue One, that process would change and require bipartisan support. Check out the links below to understand what a “yes” vote would mean and what a “no” vote would mean on Issue One.
Boy named honorary Pickerington Police Chief
The City of Pickerington had a new Police Chief on March 5th, just for one day. That was the day 7 year-old Deany Bandavanis was named honorary police Chief. He and his older brother, Keller, got to ride in a cruiser, look inside a helicopter, play with a K9 and check out the inside of a SWAT truck. He even handcuffed a “bad guy”!
The “Police Chief for a Day” honor came one day after Deany celebrated his 7th birthday and comes as he continues to battle Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma. DIPG is a rare tumor that starts on the stem of the brain and has no known cure.
Deany, however, has been receiving treatments in Mexico. His mom, Ashley, says Deany is doing really well with treatments and soon will outpace a twelve month prognosis given by doctors. Cost for his medical treatments are also a financial burden for his family, as fundraisers and online donations are helping to defray some of those costs. You can learn more about Deany’s progress by visiting the “Deany Strong” page on Facebook (see link below).
Caring for Kevin
Earlier this year, Kevin Cyphert had emergency surgery for a malignant brain tumor. Neurosurgeons were able to remove half of it. Kevin was given less than a year to live and will undergo radiation and chemotherapy treatments.
He and his fiance, Ashton, were to get married on March 10, but have delayed that and money spent on the venue are non-refundable. The family has set up a Go Fund Me account to raise funds for his medical bills. If you are unable to give, the family also is asking for prayers. You can also keep up with his progress on a special Facebook page.
Police ask for help finding missing teen
The Pickerington Police Department is asking public for help locating a missing teenage boy. Emmanuel Brown Jr, 16, (top picture) was reported missing/runaway to the police on January 6th.
You are asked to call 614-575-6911 if you have any information on their whereabouts.
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