Dept. of Public Safety/Ohio State University(COLUMBUS, Ohio) — An Ohio State University student was abducted at gunpoint on campus, allegedly by a man she knows, according to school officials. Student Skylar Williams was standing in a parking lot on the university’s Mansfield campus at about 11:45 a.m. Monday when she was approached by suspect Ty’rell Pounds — a man she knows, according to Ohio State’s public safety department. The suspect, reportedly armed with a handgun, forced Williams into his car and fled, the university’s statement said. That car has since been found, but Pounds allegedly stole a car at gunpoint, according to the university. The public is asked to be on the lookout for the stolen car. The university said it’s a dark 2019 Dodge Caravan with license plate number FMZ-9621. Anyone with information about their whereabouts is urged to call the Ohio State Highway Patrol’s Mansfield Post at 419-756-2222. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
REIQ regional director Damien Keyes has backed a new report that says house prices in Townsville will grow 9 per cent in the next 3 years. Picture: Evan MorganTOWNSVILLE’S property market is yet to return to the highs of the resources boom era but industry insiders are predicting more prosperous times are ahead.The latest CoreLogic figures show that the median house price has remained steady during the three months up until April 2018 at $335,000 but has still declined 1.5 per cent in the past 12 months.Unit prices have fared better, increasing by 5.9 per cent in 12 months and remaining the same in the past three months.REIQ regional director and Keyes & Co Property principal Damien Keyes said while he wasn’t predicting substantial price growth in the near future there was positive indicators the market was starting to recover.“It’s definitely improving in terms of volume of transactions and buyer activity,” Mr Keyes said.“In the last quarter of 2017 we really started to feel that buyers were starting to poke their heads out and we were getting more instances of multiple offers on properties. We’ve also seen some southern interest on the investment front.“I don’t know that we will see a massive price jump quickly but there is a solid platform for the market to improve.”More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020Residential vacancy rates have been continuing to tighten and are sitting at 4 per cent after peaking at 7.1 per cent in September 2016.However, the REIQ has still classified the city’s rental market as weak and it won’t be considered strong until vacancy rates dip below 3 per cent.The median weeky rent for a house is $320 and $280 for a unit while gross rental yields are sitting around 5 per cent.In the commercial market, job-generating projects such as the North Queensland Stadium and Haughton Pipeline Duplication Project are helping to increase confidence. However, vacancies remain high especially in the retail and CBD office sectors.Colliers International managing director Peter Wheeler said Townsville was at the bottom of the market cycle but was predicted to edge towards recovery.“It just looks and feels like things are getting better and we’re heading in the right direction,” he said.“Major infrastructure and construction projects are the biggest drivers of the market which obviously create jobs and build confidence.“The owner-occupier market has been the most active space in the commercial and industrial sectors over the last few years where strong businesses are taking advantage of where we are in the property cycle and historically low interest rates.”
Columbus, IN—Our Hospice of South Central Indiana received perfect survey results from both State and Federal organizations. On a three-year cycle, on-site surveyors spend up to a week looking at all aspects of operations such as caregiver satisfaction scores, documentation, medical records, care delivery practices, and procedures. Our Hospice was recently reviewed in four areas including a State Survey, a State Licensure Renewal Survey, a Federal Medicare/Medicaid Survey, and an Emergency Preparedness Survey.“We are extremely happy to share that Our Hospice received zero deficiencies on each of these four surveys,” said Laura Leonard, Our Hospice President. “A perfect score on four simultaneous surveys is very uncommon and we are proud to bring such high-quality care to patients with a terminal illness.”Our Hospice of South Central Indiana is a not-for-profit, community-based hospice providing care to individuals with a life-limiting condition and their families since 1980. It serves patients and families in 16 counties from offices in Columbus, North Vernon, and Greensburg.
New English champion Harry Ellis (Meon Valley, Hampshire, IoW & CI) has been selected in the England squad for the Home Internationals at Glasgow Gailes Golf Club in Scotland on 15th – 17th August.He is one of five new caps along with Seb Crookall-Nixon (Workington, Cumbria), Nathan Kimsey (Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire), Jamie Rutherford (Knebworth, Hertfordshire), and Jordan Smith (Bowood G&CC, Wiltshire).The rest of the squad that will defend the Raymond Trophy is: Jack Hiluta (Chelmsford, Essex), Garrick Porteous (Bamburgh Castle, Northumberland), Neil Raymond (Corhampton, Hampshire, IoW & CI), Callum Shinkwin (Moor Park, Hertfordshire), Ben Stow (Rushmore, Wiltshire) and Josh White (Chipstead, Surrey).Ellis (image © Tom Ward), who won’t turn 17 until next month, won the English Amateur Championship at Silloth-on-Solway in Cumbria last weekend, beating Lancashire’s Henry Tomlinson 2 and 1 in a weather-protracted 36-hole final.He was capped at under 16 level and although a member of the England boys squad, now steps up to a full international. A former Hampshire junior champion, this year he has finished fifth in the McEvoy Trophy and equal sixth in the South East boys qualifying.Crookall-Nixon’s selection comes just 13 weeks after he was injured in a car accident in his native Cumbria and follows his quarter final defeat by Ellis in the English Championship. The English under 16 champion in 2008 and 2009, he was also an under 16 cap and finished fourth in last year’s Brabazon Trophy.Kimsey, 19, steps up from a boy international, while he has also represented GB&I against Europe in the Jacques Leglise Trophy. Winner of the McEvoy Trophy in 2011 which saw him finish fourth in the Titleist/FootJoy English Boys Order of Merit, this year he has won the Darwin Salver and finished third in the South East of England Links Championship while reaching the semi-finals of the English Amateur.Rutherford, 20, earns his first international call at any level having won the County Champions tournament in 2011. This year, he finished third in the Brabazon Trophy, winning the Henriques Salver for the lowest aggregate for a player aged under 20, and fourth in the South of England Open Amateur as he did last year.Smith, 19, also earns his first international honour having been a member of the victorious Wiltshire team in last year’s County Championship finals at Ganton. In successive weeks last month he finished joint runner-up in the Chiberta Grand Prix and tied fifth in the Biarritz Cup and was beaten by Ellis in the English Amateur semi-finals.Hiluta, 23, made his full England debut against France in May, having earlier won the Spanish Amateur, while Porteous, 22, joint seventh in the Brabazon Trophy, reached the last 16 of the English Amateur.Raymond, 26, has been an England regular since his debut against Spain in 2011. He has won the Brabazon Trophy for the past two years and just failed to add the English title last week, losing in the quarter finals. Last winter, while in Australia, he won the New South Wales Medal.Shinkwin, 19, won all four of his games on his full England debut against France in May. A semi-finalist in last year’s English Amateur, in 2012 he has won the Hampshire Hog, finished equal third on the Berkhamsted Trophy and tied fifth in the Darwin Salver.Stow, 20, another member of Wiltshire’s winning County Championship team, debuted in last year’s Home Internationals and was runner-up in the County Champions tournament. He finished seventh in the Scottish Stroke Play, ninth in the Brabazon Trophy and won the individual competition at the recent European Men’s Challenge Trophy in Iceland.White, 21, was another to make his full England debut against France in May having been a boy cap. This summer, he has won the Berkshire Trophy, the Scrutton Jug for the best aggregate score from the Berkshire and Brabazon Trophies, and reached the last 16 of the English Amateur.England has won the last three Home Internationals matches. 8 Aug 2012 New champion Ellis in Home Internationals squad
Facebook349Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Washington State Department of TransportationTravelers who use the Marvin Road (State Route 510) overpass in Lacey are encouraged to plan ahead to help prevent delays when around-the-clock temporary changes begin as soon as the morning of Tuesday, August 20.Both directions of Marvin Road will be reduced to one through lane in each direction near I-5. The reduced lanes will be in place through mid-November. Lane reductions will return after the holiday season.The temporary changes allow crews to continue construction work that will turn the existing overpass into a diverging diamond interchange.WSDOT needs help from drivers to keep traffic movingAllow extra time to travel through the work zone.Travel early in the morning or later in the evening.Consider rescheduling discretionary trips.Additional information about this project available at I5exit111.com. All users of this overpass are also encouraged to sign up for project updates and check for advance notification of ramp and lane closures.Featured photo credit: Chris Hamilton