Former state basketball player Mike Con Columbus
Former state basketball player Mike Conley donates $200,000 to help medical staff and frontline workers
Mike Conley, a former Ohio State basketball player, had donated $200,000 to people who made him what he is now, those fighting with the pandemic.
He is currently Utah Jazz guard, and his donation "will address food insecurity, homelessness and remote learning needs exacerbated by COVID-19," according to the release from the team.
The donation from the player will be distributed among the Utah Food Bank in Salt Lake City, CodeCrew in Memphis, Tennessee; Community Shelter Board and the Columbus Urban League in Columbus, Ohio; the Indianapolis Public Schools Foundation in Indianapolis; and the New Haven Missionary Baptist Church in West Helena, Arkansas.
Community Shelter Board would use the donation from the former Ohio State's player in Columbus by providing masks for every staff member and people in the homeless system. It will also be used to provide personal protective equipment to staff working at isolation centers and quarantine shelters for COVID-19.
The donation by Conley is a part of the "Acts of Caring" platform of NBA Together, aiming to make the NBA reach all the critically impacted parts of society due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Conley won the NBA HORSE Challenge last month, which included a donation of $200,000 by State Farm to charities involved in Coronavirus response efforts on behalf of participants.
After car crashes into pole in west Columbus, 1 person in critical condition
One individual is in basic condition after a vehicle collided with a shaft on Saturday morning in west Columbus.
Columbus police say the accident occurred in the zone of West Broad Street and North Glenwood Avenue.
A call about the accident came in around 8:05 a.m.
The casualty was taken to Grant Medical Center for treatment.
The roadway was closed down, however it has since revived
After 2 motorcycles crash in north Columbus, 1 critical, 1 stable
Columbus police say one individual is in basic condition and a subsequent individual is in stable condition after two cruisers slammed Saturday morning.
Police say the accident occurred around 11:25 a.m. on I-71 North close to Morse Road. One individual was taken to Grant Medical Center in basic condition. A subsequent individual was taken to St. Ann's in stable condition. All paths are right now open, as indicated by police.
A man after receiving a help as rent thanked with a gesture of gratitude
Many people have lost their jobs due to coronavirus and struggle to pay for basic life necesities, but they are receiving financial lifeline.
And on Friday, an extraordinary gesture of gratitude was seen.
Early Friday morning, a line of people was formed outside of the Columbus Urban League.
Among these needy people was one person named Ryan Griffin.
He lost his hotel job in March due to pandemic.
He says that he daily fear if he will be able to provide for his son.
"It's scary. And it's hurtful. When I look at him and think I might not be able to feed you or keep a roof over your head, you know? It makes me — it makes me sad," he said.
On Friday, Urban the Urban League distributed over 100 checks, from amounts ranging from $500 to $1,000. But this was only the start as they say they have more than 600 applications waiting to be processed.
Rhonda Gaines, who manages the housing stabilization program, said, "We've received over 5,000 phone calls since we started our program in March. Over 5,000. We get maybe 200 calls a day for rental assistance coming from people who've never applied for assistance. They've never applied for unemployment, they've never applied for anything. And they need help."
Griffin said that for such help, a small piece of gratitude is the least he can do.
The hotline number is 614-484-9111: https://www.cul.org/
Hilliard senior graduates with joy after battling brain cancer
Most of the people take their senior year and graduation for granted, but it was not right for Leanna Ramirez.
In March 2017, Ramirez was diagnosed with brain cancer, and after that, it was all about treatment. She had two surgeries, four rounds of chemo, and 33 rounds of radiation. There is a 50/50 chance of tumor growth in the coming years.
But she is still here and alive and happy.
Like, different people have bucket lists Ramirez has "I Lived" list. This list includes going to Times Square for New Year's Eve, white water rafting in Colorado, going to music concerts, and a trip to Hawaii, all thanks to generous donations.
Her parents, John and Janet, know that every day is very precious for her.
"Yeah, there are still moments, though, that we have that you know...," Janet said. "But that's why we do this."
Ramirez came to the school and jumped out of her van to receive her high school diploma. She was congratulated and cheered with a rose.
"You win by how you live, every day," Janet said. "That's how you have control. That's how she has control. We could let this get us down, or we can celebrate every little step. We're just going to celebrate every little step."
A 19-year old suffers gunshot wounds after robbery in Southwest Columbus, police looking for the suspects
As per police reports, two males approached a 19-year old victim near the 1600 Block, Belvoir Boulevard and demanded money and after taking the money, they shot the victim twice.
The police reacted after they received a call from Doctor's West Hospital, after 4 pm, where the victim was seen suffering from gunshot injuries in his upper arm as well as lower body.
If anyone is aware of the incident and has any detail, he/she can contact Central Ohio Crime Stoppers ((614) 461-TIPS) or Columbus Police Felony Assault Unit ((614) 645-4141).