Sunday, April 20 2014 8:39 PM EDT2014-04-21 00:39:18 GMT
The Easter spiritual sand sculpture in Findlay is complete. For fifteen years, landscape architect Roger Powell has turned 400 tons of sand into an inspirational message. "It's beyond amazing," said CynthiaMore >
You can visit the sculpture through next Saturday.More >
Sunday, April 20 2014 5:44 PM EDT2014-04-20 21:44:44 GMT
Jacob and London (Source: Lori Miller)
18-year-old Jacob Daniels can barely wipe the smile off his face, in anticipation of his Senior Prom Friday night. His mother Lori helps him try on his tuxedo as he talks about the dream girl he'll beMore >
Eighteen-year-old Jacob Daniels can barely wipe the smile off his face, in anticipation of his Senior Prom Friday night. His mother Lori helps him try on his tuxedo as he talks about the dream girl he'll be arm in arm with. More >
Sunday, April 20 2014 5:02 PM EDT2014-04-20 21:02:28 GMT
Video from a fishing trip that ended in tragedy earlier this week was posted to an outdoors website sometime before the boat capsized. It's believed Andrew Rose sent the video to the website, ‘Black SwampMore >
It's believed Andrew Rose sent the video to the website, ‘Black Swamp Ohio Outdoors'.More >
Monday, April 21 2014 4:14 AM EDT2014-04-21 08:14:09 GMT
A muggy start with temperatures rising from the lower 50s into the middle 70s this afternoon. Clouds increase through the course of the day, although we stay mainly dry, and conditions will feel a bit humid. More >
A muggy start with temperatures rising from the lower 50s into the middle 70s this afternoon. Clouds increase through the course of the day, although we stay mainly dry, and conditions will feel a bit humid.ir.More >
It's starting to feel like spring so you might be thinking about some home improvement plans. You're going to want to head to the PRO Home Improvement and Garden Show.More >
It's starting to feel like spring so you might be thinking about some home improvement plans. If that's the case, you're going to want to head to the PRO Home Improvement and Garden Show this weekend in Toledo.More >
Pick up tips at the 2014 PRO Home Improvement and Garden Show this weekend. Meet the pros who can help you with your home projects, and avoid the scammers.More >
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So how long could the government shutdown potentially last, and how does it affect the average citizen?
Dr. Nicole Kalaf-Hughes, a political science professor at Bowling Green State University, says it won't have an immediate effect on most people, unless it drags on.
"The big problem is on the grand scale when people aren't getting paid," Dr. Kalaf-Hughes said. "Federal employees aren't getting paid, the economy is losing money. So you're not seeing the revenue we typically have in our economy, and that's where, down the line, the average person could start to feel the effects of this."
In the mid ‘90s, the government shut down for 21 days, the longest the government has ever been shut down. Professor Kalaf-Hughes says there's reason to believe the current situation could be resolved quickly, but there's also the potential for it to drag on.
"They estimate Oct. 17 [is when] we hit our, essentially, the debt ceiling, and that's when we need to revise that in some way to continue spending," she said. "If we don't revise it by then, we're going to run into more problems."
So what if Congress doesn't reach an agreement by Oct. 17?
"We could potentially see a drop in our credit rating," Kalaf-Hughes said. "At that point, we go into default, and that's something that's never happened before, so that would be an incredibly big deal."
But Professor Kalaf-Hughes also says we're in a different political climate now than in the 1990s.
"You have people who are very far apart ideologically now, and you have less of a sense of compromise now, at least in my opinion," she said. "So it almost feels like the potential for [the shutdown] to drag on longer is there."
Sunday, April 20 2014 9:44 PM EDT2014-04-21 01:44:11 GMT
Authorities said a death investigation is underway in a KCK neighborhood.Kansas City, KS, police were called about 12:40 p.m. Sunday to the 700 block of North 70th Terrace.No other details were immediatelyMore >
Authorities said a death investigation is underway in a KCK neighborhood.More >
Sunday, April 20 2014 12:25 PM EDT2014-04-20 16:25:32 GMT
Authorities are investigating a convenience store shooting.Raytown police were called to a QuikTrip in the 8700 block of East 63 Street about 1:30 a.m. Sunday after reports that a person that had beenMore >
Authorities are investigating a convenience store shooting.More >
Friday, April 18 2014 9:53 PM EDT2014-04-19 01:53:24 GMT
The police department's statements detail their use of GPS tracking, surveillance and the help of tips from the public that led to the eventual arrest of Mohammed Whitaker, the man suspected of being theMore >
Court documents detail how new-age technology, old-fashioned police work and observant eyewitnesses led to the capture of the man that authorities say was responsible for a string of highway shootings that terrorized the area.More >