Dave Chappelle has been confirmed to have had no connection to the fatal shooting that occurred near his family home in Ohio on Wednesday morning. After it was reported that a fatal shooting resulting in multiple deaths had taken place on Wednesday at roughly 11 a.m. near Yellow Springs, Ohio, where Chappelle lives with his wife and three kids, rumours began circulating that the comedian was somehow involved in the incident.
However, the Greene County Sheriff’s office has confirmed that the shooting did not take place at his residence, and that he and his family are alright. Chappelle's rep, Carla Sims, also squashed the rumours, indicating that, "it did not happen at Dave's home" and that "he's fine." She also noted that he was actually in London at the time of the incident.
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While the incident is still under investigation, authorities have confirmed that a male and female were killed in the shooting. However, they have yet to release the victims' names. A motive has not yet been determined, though authorities believe that the homeowners had pulled up to their driveway before the suspected gunman confronted them. It was reported that the suspect began exchanging gunfire with the male victim when the ex-wife of the homeowner pulled up and began shooting as well. Police found a man and a woman dead in the driveway upon arrival.
Suffering Browns & Bengals Fans Denied Medical Marijuana
Being a Cleveland Browns or Cincinnati Bengals fan isn’t enough to purchase medical marijuana, according to Ohio medical board committee.
The Cleveland Browns and Cincinnati Bengals won’t play another game for several months, but that doesn’t mean that Browns and Bengals fans aren’t still catching Ls. The latest in a deep history of losses for Browns and Bengals supporters comes courtesy of an Ohio medical board committee, who have decided that being a fan of those long-suffering franchises doesn’t qualify as a condition requiring the use of medical marijuana.
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According to a report by The Cincinnati Enquirer, a petition to make “Bengals/Browns Fans” an official medical marijuana condition was submitted in December to the State Medical Board of Ohio. Unfortunately, Ohio state officials have swiftly rejected that petition.
If there is any place in the country where football fans are in need of that sweet, sweet relief, it is certainly Ohio. According to ESPN, neither of those franchises have won a playoff game since 1999, and they’ve both experienced plenty of heartbreak in the last few decades. Either the Browns or the Bengals have finished with the worst record in the NFL in three of the last four seasons, including a 2017 campaign when Cleveland went winless.
This past season, the Bengals finished with a 2-14 record which will give them an opportunity to turn things around with the first overall selection in the 2020 NFL Draft. That said, rumors are already swirling that the projected No.1 overall pick, LSU quarterback Joe Burrow, has let it be known that he does not want to play in Cincinnati.
There simply may not be enough medical marijuana in the world to ease the pain of these two franchises.
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Ohio Man Looking For Lawyer To Assist In Suing NFL Over JLo & Shakira Performance
Easy there, Dave.
The NFL Halftime show undoubtedly pulled in lots of reactions by viewers who were either pleased with the set or unpleased with the fact that Ja Rule and Pitbull didn't make it out. One Ohio man, however, has taken things to another level since he's planning on suing the NFL, Pepsi and Fox for "contributing to the delinquency of a minor."
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Dave Daubenmire posted a video to Facebook detailing his anger with "the debauchery" of the Super Bowl. "Just because of past Super Bowls, knew what it was gonna be like and didn't wanna let that spirit come into my house. But I viewed some stuff today, I didn't watch the whole thing but I saw parts of it today... I saw a lot of crotch shots," he said. He's now seeking a lawyer to help fight his case since he belives JLo and Shakira have corrupted children. "I think we ought to go sit down in a courtroom and present this as evidence of how whoever is keeping me from getting into the kingdom of Heaven," he added.
We'll have to see how far Dave will get with his case. Peep some reactions below.
17-Year-Old Makes History In Ohio After Graduating From College Before Finishing High School
Ya love to see it.
17-year-old Cameron Ray just defied the educational odds. The Ohio teen managed to graduate college before he’s even out of high school, making history in his hometown of Warrensville Heights. Though Cameron is still a junior in high school, he recently became the youngest student from Warrensville to earn a college degree before officially graduating high school after he earned his Associate’s degree from Cuyahoga Community College. Though he won’t be graduating high school until the spring of 2021, Cameron plans to attend Cleveland State University next semester to pursue his dream of becoming a film director.
Cameron was able to accomplish this impressive feat by enrolling in college early thanks to a special program called Ohio College Credit Plus. The program was implemented back in 2015 in order to allow students in grades 7 through 12 to earn college credits. Ohio families have benefitted greatly from this program, which has saved them more than $569 million in tuition and prepares students more thoroughly for their future careers. Cameron spoke about his exceptional accomplishment, saying, “Everyone is usually pretty surprised when I tell them I’m only a junior in high school. I’ve learned that sometimes it’s the best things in life you’ll be fearful of. But you’ve got to push yourself and get acquainted.” Preach!
LeBron James Responds To Not Being Named "Most Athletic" In 8th Grade
LeBron has deleted his tweet.
LeBron James may be the most athletic basketball player of the last two decades, but it appears that he was snubbed as an 8th grader. As reported by ESPN, a photo of James' eighth-grade yearbook resurfaced on Twitter and went viral. In the photo, Virgil Robinson was named as the most athletic kid in the class. To make matters worse, James' first name was misspelled and placed under the wrong photo. The yearbook had to publish an apology.
LeBron's high school teammate at the time, Romeo Travis, stood up for Robinson, who went on to play football at Bowling Green. "Virgil was the most athletic at the time. He played 3 sports," he argued. James responded with a since-deleted tweet which was littered crying and laughing emojis. "Man knock it off Rome! ... I don't care if he played 1 million sports, wasn't more athletic than me in 8th grade," he struck back. CJ McCollum decided to jump into the debate himself, tweeting, "We can’t just take y’all word . We need to hear from Virgil." It's nice that James decided to be humble and delete the tweet, but it would have been entertaining to watch the debate unfold further. James recently celebrated his 35th birthday and is entering his third decade in the NBA in 2020.
Ohio Bill Insists Doctors Do The Impossible Or Face "Abortion Murder" Charges
This bill is messed up.
Despite the fact that doctors say this procedure is impossible, policymakers are still trying to push this bill forward. In the continuation of a ”woman’s right to choose” debate, Ohio politicians are taking things to the extreme. A bill has been introduced into the Ohio state legislature requiring physicians to ”reimplant an ectopic pregnancy” in an attempt to further ban abortion. According to the bill, physicians who do not perform the procedure will face the charge of ”abortion murder.” While there has been a slew of harsh abortion bills being introduced across the United States by Republican representatives, this particular bill is considered one of the most extreme.
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Doctors insist that this is not even a ble procedure, and have brought this to the attention of Ohio policymakers before. Also, ecotopic pregnancies are life-threatening conditions for women. Still, they are trying to move the bill forward. Gynecologist and Obstetrician Dr. David Hackney said on Twitter, “I don’t believe I’m typing this again but, that’s impossible. We’ll all be going to jail.”
House Bill 413 not only insists physicians do the procedure but also defines a fertilized egg as an “unborn child” and bans abortion altogether. Doctors who perform the procedure and women and children (as young as 13) who get an abortion done can be charged with “abortion murder,” which, can translate to a life sentence in prison. Even more extreme, the bill says that if you commit a new crime, “aggravated abortion murder,” you could receive the death penalty.
Doobie Is The Portrait Of A Tortured Young Rockstar
Light up the man's namesake and gather round.
Once seen as a stringent confine, the idea of genre has become more malleable in recent years. Artists have blended and experimented with styles to varying degrees of success, be it Post Malone's hip-pop concoction or Yelawolf's honest approach to country rap. For Doobie, the foundations of rock and roll music and its various subsects have paved his path. A path best traversed with all lights off. Boasting an aesthetic lined with dark and discomforting imagery, the Ohio-born & LA-based singer has developed and honed his craft for a minute now.
Songs like "Hate Song" and the slow-burning ballad "Angels Don't Fly" juxtapose melancholic music with disturbing visuals, revealing a willingness to explore the depths of his creativity. Instrumentally, Doobie tends to favor more low-key production centering around minor-key guitar arpeggios, a recent trend that likely has Los Angeles session players salivating. His recent album, the aptly titled Faithfull Faded, arrives lined with somber instrumentation and well-placed bangers like the hip-hop leaning "Check Gon Come"; with influences like Kevin Gates and Eminem, it's no surprise that Doobie has saved room for the flows, sparing though they may be.
Dealing with themes of fractured relationships and the dangers of succumbing to insecurity, Doobie epitomizes the tortured artist. Drug abuse and all-nighters are familiar comforts, exposing the flaws of his neverending masochistic cycle. And yet it's the source that keeps his inspiration tanks fueled. A double-edged sword, and one that has spearheaded this new movement in which elements from hip-hop, rock, pop, and emo coalesce. You've seen it with Post Malone, with Clever and Juice WRLD. And now you've seen it with Doobie.
LeBron James’ High-School Jersey Is Now Up For Auction
A piece of history.
When all is said and done, LeBron James will go down as one of the best basketball players of all time. James is currently a Los Angles Laker, but he spent most of his career in Cleveland as a Cavalier. James also did a stint in Miami where he won 2 rings alongside Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh. The legacy of James will be lengthy, and anyone who can get their hands on rare memorabilia connected to the athlete will ultimately end up holding onto a very prized piece of sports history. That person could be you. As reported by ESPN, James' high-school jersey is going up for auction.
The jersey that James wore at his Ohio high-school during his first Sports Illustrated magazine cover shoot as a teenager in 2002 is being auctioned to whoever can afford it. The auction listing says the gold mesh jersey from the NBA star's days with the St. Vincent-St. Mary Fighting Irish in Akron features green lettering with the word "Irish" and number 23. It is sweat-stained as well, adding more authenticity. Goldin Auctions claims James gave the jersey to its current owner, an unidentified seller who attended the high-school. Goldin Auctions says 5% of the proceeds will go to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts. The auction ends October 19 and early bidding has already reached $37,000.
Chris Brown Cancels Ohio Show Due To Illness
Chris Brown‘s currently on the INDIGOAT tour which has a stacked roster of artists on it. Among them are Tory Lanez, Joyner Lucas, Ty Dolla $ign and Yella Beezy. The singer’s been on tour since late August and has been bodying each and every city. He’s over a month deep into the tour with another month to go but unfortunately, he’ll be skipping out on his fans in Ohio tonight.
It seems like all of the touring has caught up with Chris Brown. The singer took to Instagram where he apologized to his fans in Colombus, OH for canceling the show tonight. Breezy explained that he’s been getting through a sickness recently and the doctor finally ordered him to rest up.
“My Ohio fam… I deeply apologize for cancelling the show but my doctors have ordered me to rest as I’ve been battling a slight case of the flu for a while now. I promise we are gonna announce the makeup date asap, I’m coming back to give you an even better show,” he wrote before signing off.
Considering the amount of energy that he puts into his live performances, it feels like it’s a better call for him to rest up before his flu gets any worse.
Ohio fam, keep your eyes peeled for the date of Breezy’s make up show.
Excision Welcomes Local Families To Meet Lost Lands' Dinosaurs Ahead of 2019 Festival
Never, ever doubt the impact that Excision has on communities. Not just the bass and dubstep communities, but real-life communities around Thornville, Ohio where Lost Lands is held every year.
Last year, Excision opened up the festival to a group of elementary schools ahead of the opening weekend to let teachers and students explore the grounds. Teachers surely used it as an educational opportunity. This year, the team opened it up even further to local residents and families in surrounding neighborhood. (The schools are coming again on Tuesday.)
See some incredibly wholesome photos from the opening below.
All photos courtesy of Travis Stewart Photography.