Dad Saves Daughter, Get a Government Grant, American Olympian Expelled

Henry Jones and daughter
Henry Jones and daughter

A Cleveland dad saved his young daughter from their burning home. The fire started around 8 a.m. in the 4000 block of East 64th Street. Henry Jones tells 19 Action News he woke up to find the home full of smoke. Jones grabbed his five-year-old daughter, and raced out of the home. The house was heavily damaged in the blaze. The cause remains under investigation.

Every year, both federal and state governments provide billions of dollars in the form of education grants to help students attend college. As opposed to student education loans, grants require no repayment as long as the recipient fulfills all of the educational obligations required by the grant guidelines. They are non-taxable and accumulate no interest. Generally, the monies can be used to support all types of educational expenses like tuition, housing and books. As long as someone is a U.S. citizen or qualified non-resident, they are eligible to receive a student education grant. The types of education grants available to students is as wide and varied as the federal and state agencies that award them. They can range in the amounts of money provided from a few hundred to over $30,000 per year. While many grants are available to almost all students, some are targeted only to specific categories like minorities or those seeking to enter a high-needs field like health care. Most have very specific qualifications and application processes that must be fulfilled before a grant is awarded.

American judo fighter Nick Delpopolo was expelled from the Olympics in London Monday for failing a drug test. Delpopolo, 23, tested positive for a chemical found in marijuana and hash. He claimed he unintentionally ate something before the games that had been baked with marijuana. Officials disqualified Delpopolo from his seventh place finish in the men's 73-kilogram judo event. Delpopolo is the first athlete at the 2012 Games to fail an in-competition drug test.

Julia Tullos, WOIO Assignment Manager