When you're a fireman in New York City, there's a good chance you'll have alot of calls. Over 31 years, George R. Kreuscher, Lt. Ret. FDNY answered nearly 28,000 alarms. Perhaps the most memorable was one which happened while he was sleeping off a 3rd shift, on 9/11. That tragic day that changed the New York City skyline, Kreuscher and his FDNY brethren lost 343 firefighters when the towers fell. Personally, Kreuscher lost 100 friends on the force. Sixteen of them were sons of men he'd served with. In his book "Firemen", Kresucher talks about the life and times of serving the FDNY for more than three decades and recalls the lives of those lost in the terror attack that took down the Twin Towers.
Greg and Morgan Norman
Golfing great Greg Norman will be celebrating Father's Day Weekend with his daughter Morgan. Morgan, a trained chef, says she has a special dish she'll be fixing for her dad and has plenty more to share with readers in their new cookbook "The Greg Norman Wine Estates Cookbook". The book incorporates recipes with the award winning wines from their estate. The cookbook is available for download at www.gregnormanestateswine.com for a charitable donation to fund CureSearch for Children's Cancer. Norman also shares his thoughts on a U.S. Open without the injured Tiger Woods.
Cavs Shooting Clinic
Wednesday June 22nd, the Chillicothe Girls Basketball program is sponsoring a shooting clinic performed by Paul Hoover of Pro Shot System. Lady Cavs Coach Shawn Blue has become a big believer in the new shooting techniques and has implemented them in this summer's training and camps. Blue became a believer when he saw an 8th grader hit 50 consecutive three-point shots and 12 off balance shots. Blue says the clinic is open to all area players from 5th grade and up, but is limited to 60 players. The clinic runs from 6p-9p on June 22nd at Hatton Memorial Gymnasium to give parents the opportunity to attend. Cost is $40. Get more details at 740-248-6400.
Kevin Carr on "Green Lantern" and "Mr. Popper's Penguins"
www.FatGuysAtTheMovies.com Kevin Carr says he's been waiting 30 years to see this weekend's big movie release "The Green Lantern" (watch the trailer), a comic book he grew up reading. Ryan Reynolds stars as the only earthling to become a Green Lantern. Carr says that yes some familiar with the character may be a bit bored with the foundation laying of the story, but gives it an enthusiastic thumbs up. Carr was less excited about Jim Carrey's "Mr. Popper's Penguins". Carr feels the penguin phase has probably passed for most, but the movie is safe for all ages and the kids will like it.
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Mike Shoemaker may be out of politics, but the long time Ohio Legislator from
The Larry Turner Memorial Golf Tournament is June 25th at the Chillicothe Jaycee Golf Course.
We first talked with Professor Ian Stewart with “Professor Stewart’s Hoard of Mathematical Treasures”. He’s back with a link between math and biology. Stewart says both have coexisted, but now he’s meshed the two together with an understanding of mathematics in the nature of life today and in the future. Read about it in “The Mathematics of Life”.
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Stacia Ruby and Terry McQuirt talked about Veteran's Day at VA Memorial Stadium June 25th. Ruby, VA Public Affairs Officer, says it began as a welcome home event for veterans from wars in the Persian Gulf. Static displays, food, a bouncy house and Ohio National Guard will have their rock climbing wall on hand. McQuirt is the OEF-OIF-OND (Operation Enduring Freedom-Operations Iraqi Freedom-Operation New Don) Patient Advocate. McQuirt says there will also be information for veterans regarding benefit services at the VA. All veterans and military personnel are admitted to the Chillicothe Paints-Butler Blue Sox game for free. The day begins at 4:00pm.
Historian Paul Lockhart is author of “The Whites of Their Eyes: Bunker Hill, The First American Army and the Emergence of George Washington”. The Wright State University History Professor says there are many stories surrounding the Battle of Bunker Hill. June 17th marks the 236th anniversary of the battle that gave birth to the first American Army. In the tradition of David McCullough’s 1776, Lockhart illuminates the Battle of Bunker Hill as a crucial event in the creation of an American identity, dexterously interweaving the story of this pivotal pitched battle with two other momentous narratives: the creation of America’s first army, and the rise of the man who led it, George Washington.
We're less than 8 weeks from the start of the 2011 Ross County Fair and 4H Extension Educator Sara Kleon says 4Hers are busy with summer camp and finishing their projects for judging and the other summer activities. There are some important deadlines to be aware of, each of which can be accessed at www.ross.osu.edu/topics/4-h-youth-development/hotlines/hl_jun.jul2011
Chillicothe Enduro Riders
The Chillicothe Enduro Riders Association will hold its 6th Annual Camp Cattail 100 Benefit Hare Scramble on June 19th. The event is for all Bike District 11 Classes. The track is only open once per year, just for this event to benefit Camp Cattail. Joe Uhrig of CERA says the Camp is open to the public year round and has paved trails for the developmentally disabled to be able to enjoy the outdoors in a safe environment. This is just one of two annual fundraisers for Camp Cattail each year. Tickets are $10 at the gate and kids under 6 are free. For more details about being a spectator or participant, visit www.chillicotheenduro.com. LISTEN
Dave Tener Executive Director of the Y
Total wellness is a mission for the Ross County Y. Executive Director Dave Tener reminds us the Y isn’t just a “swim and gym”. In his June update, Tener shares details on summer camps and other projects and activities the Y has underway. Tener adds the Women’s Health Seminar held in May was a resounding success, drawing more than 200 women to discuss health issues and learn more about their wellness. He hinted there may be a similar seminar for men this fall. Get details on all the Y events and activities at www.rosscountyymca.org. LISTEN
Dan Ramey and Koby Doughty visited the Sugarloaf Mountain Amphitheater last Monday and met with some of the cast and director of Tecumseh! opening its 2011 season Friday night. Check out the video of the visit at wbex.com.
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Deana Martin Keeping Father's Image Alive
The Best of The Dean Martin Show is out on DVD for the first time. Martin’s daughter Deana has been keeping her father’s memory alive through her traveling variety show which soon will be in Newark, Bellfontaine and other stops in Ohio. Next weekend is the Dean Martin Music Festival in the crooner’s native Steubenville, Ohio. Te learn more about the festival, visit www.deanamartin.com/festival/
Bicycle Rodeo at CHS this Saturday
The 4th annual Ross County Bicycle Rodeo and Safety Day is this Saturday morning in the student parking lot at Chillicothe High School from 9a-11a. The event is presented by Kiwanis. John Payne says the first 100 kids get a free bicycle helmet, there will be bicycle inspections, a safety obstacle course and free hot dogs. For more details, call Payne at 740-779-9317.
Relay for Life is this Weekend
Relay for Life is this Friday at 6pm and runs through Saturday at noon at the Ross County Fairgrounds. Tom Krouse, Mary Ginther and Danielle Amole shared details about the event... including the sign-up for the 20 year cancer survey. The Relay event at the fairgrounds, which raises money for the American Cancer Society, is the culmination of what sometimes is an entire year’s worth of fundraising activities by participating teams. The event will begin at 6pm on the 10th and conclude at 12pm on the 11th. During this event, there is a survivors’ lap to celebrate those who have beaten cancer and a luminary ceremony to remember those who lost the fight. There also is plenty of food, entertainment, activities for all ages and a continuous walking relay involving participating teams to make the event feel like the celebration it’s meant to be. For more information on Relay For Life, visit www.relayforlife.org/rosscounty.
Chillicothe-Ross County Public Library
Karen Conley visited with an update on events at the Chillicothe-Ross County Public Library. Conley says the summer’s Bookworm program launched last Monday. She says around 1,800 children participate in Bookworm each summer and there are an additional 300 adults who also participate. If you want to join, they’ll continue to sign up children and adults at all seven branches of the Library. Conley also added she and the director of the Library are retiring later this year. Both will be missed For more details, visit www.crcpl.org.
Kill the Hill – Herrnstein Community Show
The Adena Mansion and Gardens will host the 2nd annual Kill the Hill Sunday. Julie Lambert says there will be an 8am shotgun start at Adena Mansion & Gardens, 847 Adena Road, Chillicothe. Kill the Hill! is a 10 mile run/5 k run-walk which features some killer hills! T-shirt and unique Adena medallion to the first 150 registrants. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top 3 finishers. 10 Mile Run Pre-Registration $30, Day of Race $35; 5 K Run-Walk Pre-Registration $20, Day of Race $25. For more information call 772-1500. Registration forms available at: Scioto Shoe Mart, Lloyd's Sweet Shoppe and Adena's Visitor's Center.
Walnut Street UMC Block Party
Youth Pastor Matt Ballentine stopped by the studios to invite listeners to a Block Party from 6p-8p this Saturday. The event is sponsored by Walnut Street United Methodist Church. Ballentine says the block party is free and features free food, a DJ and fellowship in a comfortable setting. He adds there's no pressure to join Walnut Street, it's simply an outreach for the church to express their love to the Chillicothe community. Read more about Walnut Street UMC here: http://www.walnutstreetumc.com/ LISTEN
How Technology is Changing What it Means to Be Human
Daniel Sarewitz is Professor of Science and Society at Arizona State University and author of "Frontiers of Illusion". He's recently co-authored "The Techno-Human Condition" with fellow ASU Professor Braden R. Allenby. The book explains our world that we have created through the application of scientific rationality is a world that can no longer be understood through scientific rationality, nature, technology, society and humanity are no longer separate but are co-evolving and irrevocably interdependent and humans are now inseparable from the technological systems they've created. Yes, your brain partly exists on Google! Get more details at www.technobook.com LISTEN
Southern Ohio Survivors
Joy Carver and Amy Mears share information on two upcoming Southern Ohio Survivors events. “Faces of Survivors”: Together Amy and Kevin Mears have taken candid studio photos 22 cancer survivors and their supportive care givers. Those photos will be on display at the Pump House Center for the Arts beginning Saturday June 11th with a reception at 6pm. The event is open to the public and there is a $5 love offering the night of the reception, however no one will be turned away. June 24th S.O.S. will feature a kayaking adventure with "Paint the Creek" at The Water's Edge off S.R. 772. Carver says the event began as way to celebrate breast cancer survivors, but has now expanded to many other areas including those with diabetes. For more details on these and other events, visit www.southernohiosurvivors.org. LISTEN
Attention Difference Disorder
Parents of kids and teens with ADD or ADHD often struggle with the myths and stigma surrounding their child’s condition. This can often lead to parental guilt and shame. In "Attention Difference Disorder", Dr. Handelman combines his clinical and scientific background with a positive, strength based approach to bring you 7 simple steps to succeed with ADD. Get more details at http://attentiondifferencedisorder.com. LISTEN
Ross-Chillicothe Convention and Visitors Bureau
Krysten Walton was on assignment Tuesday, so office mate Jodie Jordan sat in the RCCVB radio show with plenty of events coming this week. Jordan also says there's a meeting for non-profit organizations on June 20th who would like to be a part of the July 4th events in Yoctangee Park. It is a required meeting at the Chillicothe City Parks and Recreation Department. Call 740-772-5626 for more details on the meeting. For more info on what's happening around the Scioto Valley, visit www.visitchillicotheohio.com. LISTEN
Or stay home and win an iPod Touch: Ross-Chillicothe Convention and Visitors Bureau Executive Director Kyrsten Walton says a passport could lead you to seeing some great sights in the Scioto Valley and land you an iPod Touch. The RCCVB is running a special contest now through November 15th. Go to www.visitchillicotheohio.com for complete details. There’s much to do this week, including the Farmer’s Market, the start to the Chillicothe Paints season and Tecumseh is right around the corner! LISTEN