Sunday, March 9 2014 10:54 PM EDT2014-03-10 02:54:31 GMT
An 18-year-old girl is dead after her car struck a tree in west Toledo late Sunday afternoon. Toledo Police say Theresa Brazzel was driving northbound on Richards Rd. when she drove off the right sideMore >>
Toledo Police say Theresa Brazzel was driving northbound on Richards Rd. when she drove off the right side of the roadway and struck a large tree.More >>
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TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) -
A University of Toledo
football player has decided not to play during his last year of school, so he
can spend more time with his fiancé.
"I know a lot of people
are saying I'm sacrificing a lot of things, but I don't see it that way," said
UT Defensive Lineman Ben Pike. "I'm gaining the love of my life. I get to spend
every day with her and that's something I want to do. You know, be able to
support her as she goes through this."
Pike is talking about his fiancé
Ashley Barrett, a former UT basketball player.
Barrett was diagnosed with
Leukemia last April. After some treatment, the cancer returned in January.
"Any time you have a loved
one going through such a hard thing, you know, it's tough," Pike said. "We both
know that we have to battle through it and she's fighting every day, as hard as
she can. We know eventually we'll make it through and come out better on the
Pike admires Barrett and
is happy to put her above football.
"She's the most wonderful
person I've ever met," he said. "Just the way she cares and loves for others,
and just such a good soul…I mean, she's hands-down my hero."
Barrett's former teammates
said the same.
"When I first met her, she
had the biggest smile on her face," Riley McCormick said. "I don't think it
In honor of Barrett, her
former team wears an "A" on their sneakers, and on Saturday they are honoring
her at the UT "Pink Game" by wearing T-shirts that say, "Faith not Fear" on the
back, a slogan started by Barrett.
Tuesday, March 11 2014 2:01 AM EDT2014-03-11 06:01:26 GMT
"You never get used to it. And if someone tells you they are used to it, they're in the wrong business. There is no way they can get used to that." That's something recently appointed Coroner Mark BowenMore >>
Part of Bowen's plan to re-build the public's trust is to make his office visible and provide support to grieving families in their time of need.More >>
Monday, March 10 2014 10:00 PM EDT2014-03-11 02:00:16 GMT
Phones have been ringing non-stop as people book rooms for Masters week. Kristin Shull works at the Microtel Inn and Suites off Riverwatch Parkway and says they started getting calls as early as two monthsMore >>
The countdown to the Masters has started in Augusta! Hotels are filling up quickly and some are almost completely booked for that week. More >>
Monday, March 10 2014 7:49 PM EDT2014-03-10 23:49:51 GMT
A pedestrian has been struck by a vehicle near Bayvale Elementary School, according to Augusta dispatchers.The scene, located on the 3300 block of Milledgeville Road, has already been cleared.DispatchersMore >>
The Richmond County Sheriff's Office responded to the scene on the 3300 block of Milledgeville Road around 5:27 p.m, according to a news release.More >>
Monday, March 10 2014 4:40 PM EDT2014-03-10 20:40:03 GMT
Commissioner Marion Williams has requested an investigation into former City Administrator Fred Russell.Williams has accused Russell of deleting files from a county-owned computer hard drive prior to hisMore >>
Commissioner Marion Williams has requested an investigation into former City Administrator Fred Russell.More >>
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