Hi on this Monday. Hope the weekend was a good one. We got started on Friday night, taking the boys to the Simon Kenton High-Holmes football game at SK. Thomas and Joseph had a big time until Joseph started getting tired and cranky. No shocker there!
On Saturday night Jesse and I went to a really lovely wedding at a Cincinnati landmark I only knew a little about, the Hauck Botanic Garden. The property features a really interesting old house, the Wilson-Gibson House (or Hauck-Gibson House). The setting made for a really cool and intimate wedding. Here’s a little more about the property from the Civic Garden Center of Greater Cincy:
The Hauck Botanic Garden part of the award-winning Cincinnati Park system located at the corner of William Howard Taft and Reading Roads in Avondale. The park, bequeathed to Cincinnati Parks by the late Cornelius Hauck, encompasses much of Mr. Hauck’s estate known as Sooty Acres. While the Civic Garden Center resides on a portion of the park, most of the park is owned and maintained by the Cincinnati Park Board.
During the reception I had a chance to meet Matt Litton who’s written a very intriguing book called Holy Nomad: The Rugged Road To Joy. Matt is a really nice guy, and I thoroughly enjoyed chatting with him about his work and the writing process.
So that was Saturday. Yesterday was filled with the start of the NFL, the Reds loss to the ‘Stros (is Johnny Cueto starting wear down? I’m getting slightly nervous), PGA golf (Tiger was close but man is Rory something else) and then Serena’s pretty remarkable championship match at the U.S. Open.
Tonight is the start of soccer night. Thomas, who’s 4, is going to see what organized sports (or chaos) is all about. I just hope he figures out that only the goalie can touch the ball with his/her hands. That lesson will probably take a while to sink in..
Now to one of this morning’s top stories.. A 19-year-old who just graduated basic training as a Marine on Friday. He was quickly promoted to Private First Class. Then, tragically, he drowned while swimming with his family at a state park in South Carolina. How devastating.. Classmates, friends and loved ones had a memorial this morning at Amelia High School. Be sure to stay with News 5 because we’ll let you know about any more public remembrances. Here’s a link to our current coverage online: http://www.wlwt.com/news/local-news/clermont-county/Community-gathers-to-honor-young-Marine/-/13603144/16545402/-/ju5anlz/-/index.html
Now for a quick look at other stories we’re following for you on-air and online at wlwt.com..
- 4 PEOPLE HURT IN 3-CAR CRASH IN HAMILTON ON SUNDAY. TWO CHILDREN & TWO ADULTS TAKEN TO AREA HOSPITALS
- UNION TOWNSHIP POLICE FIND BODY IN AN SUV THAT CRASHED IN THE LITTLE MIAMI RIVER
- BOND IS $1.5M FOR MAN ACCUSED OF KIDNAPPING A CINCINNATI CAB DRIVER. POLICE SAY CHARLES BLACK DROVE AROUND WITH THE CABBIE IN THE CAB’S TRUNK
- VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN TELLS A CROWD IN MILFORD THAT DEMOCRATS WILL CREATE JOBS. BIDEN SPOKE TO SUPPORTERS AT MILFORD HIGH SCHOOL ON SUNDAY
- HAMILTON CO BOARD OF ELECTIONS MEETING HAPPENING NOW. BOARD IS HOLDING A VOTER CHALLENGE HEARING
- WORKERS ARE EXPECTED TO GO BACK TO WORK AFTER AN AMMONIA LEAK AT A BUSINESS IN COVINGTON. LEAK FORCED EMPLOYEES TO LEAVE CLUB CHEF BUILDING FOR A TIME
- CINCINNATI’S INDEPENDENT RESTAURANT WEEK STARTS TODAY. EVENT FOR FOOD LOVERS RUNS THROUGH SEPTEMBER 19
- ‘VOLLEY FOR THE CURE’ EVENT HAPPENS TONIGHT AT LAKOTA WEST. LAKOTA WEST’S GIRLS VOLLEYBALL TEAM WILL RAISE MONEY TO FIGHT CANCER
- MITT ROMNEY RETURNS TO OHIO TODAY. ROMNEY WILL SPEAK AT A MANUFACTURING PLANT IN MANSFIELD
- MORE THAN 90 KILLED IN INSURGENT ATTACKS IN IRAQ. 21 BOMBINGS HAPPENED IN 13 IRAQI CITIES; ONE OF YEAR’S DEADLIEST DAYS
- SYRIA: CAR BOMB KILLS 17, INJURES 40 IN ALEPPO. ATTACK IN SYRIA FOLLOWED A WARNING FROM AL-QAIDA
- OFFICER IN PRESIDENT OBAMA’S MOTORCADE KILLED IN CRASH. CRASH HAPPENED IN FLORIDA. OFFICER WAS HIT BY A TRUCK
- CHICAGO TEACHERS ON STRIKE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 25 YEARS. CHICAGO PARENTS ARE SCRAMBLING TO MAKE PLANS FOR KIDS. ISSUES INCLUDE TEACHER PAY, JOB SECURITY & EVALUATIONS
- LIGHTNING SPARKS DOZENS OF FIRES IN WASHINGTON STATE
- TROPICAL STORM LESLIE TAKES AIM AT NEWFOUNDLAND
- MICHIGAN: POLICE OFFICER SHOT, KILLED NEAR DETROIT. OFFICER WAS A MARRIED FATHER OF FOUR. SUSPECT REMAINS BARRICADED IN HOME IN WEST BLOOMFIELD, MICHIGAN
- HEWLETT-PACKARD PLANS TO CUT 2,000 MORE JOBS THAN IT HAD PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED. CUTS ARE PART OF TURN-AROUND EFFORT BY CEO MEG WHITMAN
- ASIAN MARKETS FINISH MIXED OVERNIGHT. MARKETS TRADE IN A NARROW RANGE
- MARKETS IN EUROPE TRENDING LOWER IN TRADING SO FAR (as of 10:45 a.m.)
- MLB: ASTROS 5 REDS 1 (L: CUETO) JOHNNY CUETO: 9 HITS, 4 RUNS IN 4 INNINGS W/ 6 K’S JAY BRUCE TRIPLED FOR REDS; KNOCKED IN TEAM’S ONLY RUN REDS DROP BACK-TO-BACK SERIES FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE JUNE
- NL CENTRAL: REDS (84-57) LEAD CARDINALS BY 8.5 GAMES
- NEXT: REDS PLAY THE PIRATES TONIGHT AT GABP; 7:10PM
- TONIGHT IS ANOTHER ‘BARK AT THE PARK’ EVENT AT GABP. SPECIAL AREA IS RESERVED FOR DOG OWNERS & THEIR PETS
- MLB: INDIANS 7 TWINS 8 (L: PESTANO)
- NFL: BENGALS PLAY RAVENS IN BALTIMORE TONIGHT; 7PM
- NFL: PITTSBURGH STEELERS 19 DENVER BRONCOS 31. PEYTON MANNING THROWS 2 TD’S IN RETURN FROM NECK INJURY
- NFL: PHILADELPHIA EAGLES 17 CLEVELAND BROWNS 16
- NFL: INDIANAPOLIS COLTS 21 CHICAGO BEARS 41. ANDREW LUCK’S DEBUT: 309 YARDS PASSING W/ 1 TD; 3 PICKS
- NFL: 49ERS STOP RALLY, BEAT PACKERS 30-22
- NFL: ROBERT GRIFFIN SHINES; REDSKINS DOWN SAINTS 40-32
- NFL: MARK SANCHEZ & DEFENSE LEAD JETS PAST BILLS 48-28
- PGA: RORY MCILROY WINS BMW CHAMPIONSHIP IN CARMEL, IN
- TENNIS: SERENA WILLIAMS WINS 4TH U.S. OPEN TITLE. WILLIAMS BEAT VICTORIA AZARENKA 6-1, 2-6, 7-5 ON SUNDAY
- MEN’S FINAL IS TODAY; NOVAK DJOKOVIC PLAYS ANDY MURRAY
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