Cincinnati overpass collapses, killing one

By: Meredith Francis ~Campus News Editor~ One man was killed and another injured after an overpass collapsed on I-75 South in Cincinnati. Brandon Carl, a 35-year-old construction worker who was working on the demolition project on the Hopple Street overpass, died when a section of the bridge fell onto the interstate below. A truck driver was also injured in the incident. A spokesman for the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) said that the removal project was “routine operation.” I-75 South is currently closed, and traffic is being diverted to I-74, where police officials will help direct the detour. ODOT said that Kokosing Construction Company, the company working on the demolition of the overpass, will conduct an investigation into why the bridge … Continue reading Cincinnati overpass collapses, killing one

News in Brief

By: Meredith Francis ~Campus News Editor~ AirAsia Flight 8501 black box recovered The second of two black box recording devices was recovered from the AirAsia Flight 8501 wreckage in the Java Sea on Jan. 13. Officials say that the recovery of the data recorders is a major breakthrough in understanding the cause of the crash. The plane disappeared on Dec. 28 after the pilot was denied a request to climb to a higher altitude to avoid bad weather. Of the 162 people on board, 48 bodies have been recovered. This was the fourth commercial airline crash in 2014 that resulted in over 100 deaths. Senate to debate … Continue reading News in Brief

CLC extends hours of operation for finals week

By: Meredith Francis ~Campus News Editor~ In order to accommodate students’ upcoming study habits for the approaching finals week, the Conaton Learning Commons (CLC) has extended its hours to “24/5.” According to Allison Morgan, assistant director of access services, the extended hours began on Nov. 30 and will remain in effect until Dec. 19. With the extended hours, students will be able to remain in the CLC throughout the night in order to work on final papers and study for exams. The library, however, will be operating on its normal hours. CLC Extended Hours: Nov. 30 — Dec. 19 Sunday … Continue reading CLC extends hours of operation for finals week