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Add on a few extra minutes to your morning commute from some patchy fog. Visibility will be down through mid-morning. This afternoon we get into sunny skies. Today will be our last below average day with our temperatures. Highs today will be in the upper 50s to lower 60s but a nice warm up is on the way for the rest of the week!
For Monica Mannings, whose grandmother was recently diagnosed with lung cancer, the fight to find a cure is personal. The OSU Ph.D. student is part of the Pelotonia Fellowship Program, which funds multidisciplinary, cutting-edge cancer research. Last year the fundraising bike ride pledged more than $102 million to launch the Pelotonia Institute for Immuno-Oncology. Many experts agree immuno-oncology is the next frontier in cancer research.
Sweets and Meats BBQ is in its sixth year of business, but the pandemic brought about unexpected challenges. The business has had more than 160 events cancel since March, leaving it nearly $500,000 in the red. But changing its business model has helped keep iit afloat. Online ordering and curbside pickup now accounts for 50 percent of the company’s restaurant business.
in 2014. Suzy DeYoung, a nationally renowned chef and restauranteur, left behind the for-profit side of her career to see how she could address two industry-wide issues at once: food waste and food insecurity. So, she created the nonprofit La Soupe — a food-rescue facility that takes leftover or unsold food and prepares meals for food-insecure families. The company recently settled into a larger space, giving them more room to cook, pack and store food.
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Meet Michael Pearl, from Cincinnati, Ohio. He's the director at St Monica's Recreation Center in Lincoln Heights. His leadership and commitment to kids helps provide a safe and nurturing space for families in the community. He says, "The relationships that we've been able to establish with the kids and their families is priceless."
Ohio Fun Fact
The first ambulance service was established in Cincinnati in 1865.