Friday, December 6 2013 12:34 AM EST2013-12-06 05:34:32 GMT
Mandela called apartheid a "human tragedy" and spent 27 years in prison for speaking against the practice that was still in place nearly three decades after legal integration in the U.S.Full Story >
Mandela called racist apartheid a "human tragedy" and spent 27 years in prison for speaking against the segregationist practice that was still in place nearly three decades after legal integration in the U.S.Full Story >
Friday, December 6 2013 12:09 AM EST2013-12-06 05:09:07 GMT
(RNN) – People from across the world are expressing their sadness on the passing of former South African President Nelson Mandela, who died Thursday. President George H.W. Bush "Barbara and I mourn theFull Story >
World leaders and dignitaries are sending their condolences on the news of Nelson Mandela's passing. Full Story >
Friday, December 6 2013 12:07 AM EST2013-12-06 05:07:15 GMT
In less than 24 hours, police arrested Columbus residents in two separate parts of town for not taking care of their dogs and both men spent the Thanksgiving holiday in jail. A rescued Great Dane appearsFull Story >
In less than 24 hours, police arrested Columbus residents in two separate parts of town for not taking care of their dogs. Both men spent the Thanksgiving holiday in jail. A rescued Great Dane appearsFull Story >
Competition in the World Choir Games started a day early Tuesday as a men's prison choir performed for judges at the Warren Correctional Institution in Lebanon.
The prison choir is called Umoja, which means 'unity' in Swahili.
World Choir Games officials established a special discretionary gospel and spiritual category for Umoja.
Convicted burglar Tyrone Smiley says being allowed to compete in the World Choir Games is amazing.
"I couldn't believe they gave us the opportunity to present ourselves and show the world what we love to do and we do it well I believe," said Smiley.
World Choir judge Johan Rooze from the Netherlands says he was impressed.
"It was marvelous. We didn't know what to expect, but it was much better than I expected," he said.
Umoja got a standing ovation from the small audience allowed inside the prison.
Tyrone Smiley say the choir gives him a sense of belonging to something positive.
"It gives us an outlet so that we have a purpose so that we stay out of trouble and out of the things that go on in here. It gives us a purpose of more than ourselves," he said.
Shawn Gray is a convicted robber who says brings out the best in him.
"It gives you hope, you know. It brings something within you that you never knew was there...and then as we come together...it just comes out so strongly amongst each other," said Gray.
Choir Judge Johan Rooze says the members of Umoja have real talent.
"I've heard choirs much less....even at the choir games," said Rooze.
Choir director Catherine Roma of Wilmington college says the experience is life changing.
"There's all sorts of transformation that can happen...in the spirit and also when you go for a goal it's another teamwork kind of idea and there's not necessarily a lot of teamwork in prison," said Roma.
Umoja was formed in 1993, but Roma says the future of this prison choir is in doubt because of cuts in state funding.
"The governor and the Ohio department of rehabilitation and corrections will discontinue post GED educational programs in nine prisons," said Roma.
Umoja has recorded three CD's, the proceeds of which are going to charity.
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Thursday, February 3 2011 5:19 PM EST2011-02-03 22:19:13 GMT
New details have been released on a large drug sweep in Pierce Township, Clermont County. On Wednesday, a total of 17 people were indicted by a grand jury on 46 charges related to trafficking in drugs.Full Story >
Thursday, December 5 2013 9:10 AM EST2013-12-05 14:10:04 GMT
A Union Township woman dies after being hit by a car. It happened late Wednesday night. Julie Piliaris, 55, was trying to cross Ohio Pike, just past Britton Blvd. when she was struck by a Jeep travelingFull Story >
It happened late Wednesday night. Julie Piliaris, 55, was trying to cross Ohio Pike, just past Britton Blvd. when she was struck by a Jeep traveling westbound.Full Story >
Wednesday, December 4 2013 12:42 AM EST2013-12-04 05:42:35 GMT
MADISON COUNTY, KY (WAVE) – A mother is facing charges after she allegedly left her children in a bedroom with drugs and a corpse. According to Richmond police, around 8:30 a.m. on November 30 officersFull Story >
According to Richmond police, around 8:30 a.m. on November 30 officers responded to a home in Dixie Plaza on a report a 24-year-old man had overdosed.Full Story >
Wednesday, December 4 2013 4:43 PM EST2013-12-04 21:43:02 GMT
Sending celebrities fan mail is not a rare occurrence. However, sending one a wedding invitation might be a little rarer than expected. But what's truly rare is one that will respond back to you! That'sFull Story >
Sending celebrities fan mail is not a rare occurrence. However, sending one a wedding invitation might be a little rarer than expected.Full Story >
Wednesday, December 4 2013 9:35 PM EST2013-12-05 02:35:28 GMT
Fire crews are on the scene after a fire breaks out in Springfield Township. The fire broke out around 6:30 p.m. at a home on Jadwin Street. Police say a man has also been doused with meth lab chemicalsFull Story >
Eight people have been hospitalized as a cautionary measure following a meth lab explosion in Springfield Township.Full Story >