Here's what you might have missed while the Indians were busy winning 3 of 4 from the Twins over the weekend
Springfield, Ohio, native John Legend visited Dayton's Oregon District a week after a mass shooting shook the local community, touring the site with Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley and even performing an evening set at Blind Bob's that streamed on Facebook Live (see below).
Dispatch reporters John Futty and Jim Weiker have an incredible story up that's well worth your time. The feature centers on owners of foreclosed properties who have been scammed out of tens of thousands of dollars, in some instances, due to a flaw in the legal system.
Here's one passage:
Perhaps the most egregious of those cases was a Jan. 14 motion from Jessie Marcum, requesting $19,602 in surplus funds from the sale of a Hilltop house that he had lost to foreclosure. The motion asked for a check to be sent to an address on Kirkwood Road on the East Side.
There were two problems with the request. Jessie Marcum had been dead nearly five years. And his only heir, a son named Jessie L. Marcum, hadn't filed a request for the money.
"Someone was holding themselves out to be a dead man," said Bradley Jeckering, a Mechanicsburg attorney who represents the son and his father's estate. "It was pretty brazen."
Now set aside some time to read the entire feature.
The Hell Is Real match between the Columbus Crew SC and FC Cincinnati, which has been highly anticipated since it was first announced nearly eight months ago, lived up to the hype at an electric Mapfre Stadium, with the Crew staging a furious rally to emerge with a 2-2 tie, nearly pulling the W in stoppage time.
Here's a taste of the game recap from the Dispatch:
The hearts of the visitors could have broken if not for a blown opportunity right in front of the goal, another shot that hit the crossbar off a deflection and two stellar stops from Cincinnati’s goalkeeper to preserve the tie in second-half stoppage time.
“If one of those four or five chances where the keeper makes a save, or Gyasi (Zardes) at the back post — if that goes in — it’s one of the best comebacks I’ve been a part of. It’s one of the best wins I’ve been a part of,” Crew coach Caleb Porter said. “We should’ve — we should’ve won the game at the end.”