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Congress will hear testimony Wednesday detailing how undercover investigators used fake identities to get taxpayer-subsidized health insurance under President Barack Obama's law.Full Story >
Undercover investigators using fake identities were able to secure taxpayer-subsidized health insurance under President Barack Obama's health care law, congressional investigators said Wednesday.Full Story >
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Ukraine is preparing a departure ceremony for the bodies of victims of the Malaysia Airlines disaster, which are being flown to the Netherlands.Full Story >
Two planes carrying 40 coffins bearing victims of the downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 landed Wednesday in the southern city of Eindhoven, and pro-Russian rebels shot down two fighter jets in Ukraine's restive east...Full Story >
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A plane making a second landing attempt in stormy weather crashed at an airport on a small Taiwanese island late Wednesday, killing 51 people and injuring seven, fire officials said.Full Story >
A plane landing in stormy weather crashed outside an airport on a small Taiwanese island late Wednesday, and the transport minister said 47 people were trapped and feared dead.Full Story >
MADEIRA, OH (FOX19) -
Madeira High School has two mascots, one for the boys and one for the girls. After the school attempted a rebranding effort, the high school announced that they would keep both of the district's team names – Mustangs and Amazons.
When the school board announced a plan to review the district's individual team names, several former Madeira athletes stepped up to defend the Amazon name.
Danielle Lydon is a former Madeira basketball player who still has her Amazon letterman's jacket. The nickname started in 1970 when the girls' teams began to win under legendary coach Nadine Wilson.
"The boys got upset that the girls were winning everything, and they called them ‘Amazons'. One night they went in and trashed the girl's locker room," Lydon explained.
Considering the real definition of an Amazon - a legendary race of female warriors - Coach Wilson decided to take the intended insult and turn it into a positive.
And nearly 45 years later, the Madeira Amazon mascot remains.
Recently, Lydon and a small army of alumni have banded together to defend the name after word spread that the district was planning to discuss brand refinement and a possible name change.
A memo from the district read, "Our goal is to build a coherent and consistent message that is easily understood by everyone in Madeira and other districts."
However, after receiving input from numerous members of the community, the school decided to keep with tradition.
Madeira City Schools released a press release on Wednesday stating:
"It is clear from the feedback we have heard during this discovery phase of our brand building process that the Amazon name is a very important and unique part of Madeira Schools, and as many have pointed out, a big part of the history of who we are. With this in mind, I believe it is in the best interest of the school district and community to continue using both the Amazon and Mustang names."
The school states that they will involve more people in their branding efforts in the future.
Wednesday, July 23 2014 8:10 AM EDT2014-07-23 12:10:49 GMT
A man walked into the Engine 5 firehouse in Over-the-Rhine Wednesday morning, saying he was shot. He was transported to University of Cincinnati Hospital Medical Center but his identity and conditionFull Story >
A man walked into the Engine 5 firehouse in Over-the-Rhine Wednesday morning, saying he was shot.Full Story >
Monday, July 21 2014 8:22 AM EDT2014-07-21 12:22:54 GMT
State officials issued an ultimatum at East Fork State Park last month, saying swimming in the lake is at your own risk. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources found the lake to have 3,000%Full Story >
State officials issued an ultimatum at East Fork State Park last month, saying swimming in the lake is at your own risk. Full Story >