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Teacher Killed at Cedar Point/Weekend Weather/Lebron Sending Kids to College

James Young. (Source: Facebook) James Young. (Source: Facebook)

Authorities are investigating a death at Cedar Point Thursday evening. Sandusky Police say 45-year-old James A. Young, II of East Canton rode the Raptor roller coaster and lost personal items during the ride. After getting off the ride, police say Young jumped a fence into a restricted area to tried to retrieve his items. That's when police say he was struck by the Raptor train around 5 p.m. Park safety officials responded immediately to the situation, but Young died from his injuries. No one else was hurt.Gabbi Giffin said she was on the Raptor when Young was hit. "They weren't letting us off and we didn't know why," Giffin said.Giffin said she was seated in the row of the roller coaster behind the part that struck Young. "It was going really fast and that guy, he got knocked out. And his skull got cracked and he was down there for at least 20 minutes, a half hour," she said. Young was a teacher in the Louisville City School district.

FRIDAY: Mostly sunny with more humidity. HIGH: 85

FRIDAY NIGHT: Mostly cloudy-a slight chance of storms. LOW: 68

SATURDAY: Chance of morning showers,  partly cloudy day! HIGH: 85

SATURDAY NIGHT: Mainly clear. LOW: 68

SUNDAY: Mostly sunny with lots of humidity. High: 88-90

The LeBron James Family Foundationbrought smiles and tears of joy to more than 5,000 of its students and their families at its annual Family Reunion event at Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio Thursday. LeBron, along with the University of Akron, announced that students involved in his foundation's "I Promise" program and meet certain qualifications, will receive full four-year scholarships to the university.''It's the reason I do what I do,'' said James. ''These students have big dreams, and I'm happy to do everything I can to help them get there. They're going to have to earn it, but I'm excited to see what these kids can accomplish knowing that college is in their futures.'' The scholarship will cover tuition and the university's general service fee. The Cleveland Cavalier also welcomed a brand new class of third graders, the program's largest class to date, into the Wheels for Education program.

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