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Zoo mourns loss of a beloved king of the jungle

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It is with a heavy heart that we must inform you of a beloved Columbus Zoo lion’s passing. Tomo, the African lion, passed away this morning at the age of 15. He was being treated by our veterinary staff for age-related issues, but unfortunately his quality of life recently declined rapidly and the difficult decision was made to humanely euthanize him, said the Zoo in a release.

Tomo was known for sticking his tongue out while he relaxed, which became known as his signature “blep.”

Tomo came to the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium in 2006 from the San Diego Zoo. Since his arrival, Tomo fathered three litters, including the most recent two litters that totaled six surviving cubs born in 2015. Tomo was also a grandfather of 11 and great-grandfather of five.

The African lion population has decreased dramatically over the past two decades. Within the last five years alone, the Columbus Zoo has provided approximately $130,000 in support of African lion conservation projects.

You will be greatly missed, Tomo. May you rest in peace.

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“Celebrating Chris Bradley,” 10TV to air special tonight

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“We really miss Chris being a part of our lives.” 

From his husband and children, to his church, to 10TV, to people all across central Ohio, Chris Bradley was a beloved member of so many families. While he may be gone from this earth, the memories of Chris and his life of love, compassion, selflessness, and community will continued to be shared.

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See what’s ahead for Chris’s family and legacy on 10TV’s “Celebrating Chris Bradley,” tonight at 5:00 PM.

Celebrating Chirs Bradley and his legacy

"We really miss Chris being a part of our lives." Chris Bradley was a part of 10TV's family and families across central Ohio. Now, see what's ahead for his family and legacy — Monday at 5 p.m. on 10TV.

Posted by 10TV – WBNS on Sunday, July 21, 2019
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You might recognize new pop-up in the Short North

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Sprint, jump, jog to the Short North for day 1 of Lululemon’s yearlong pop-up. The popular athletic apparel company is now open at 640 N. High St.

Depending on the success of the pop-up, Lululemon could be a permanent installation on High Street.

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You could personally welcome Lululemon to the neighborhood by attending the grand opening event this Sunday, July 21 which will feature an outdoor yoga session.

This is Lululemon’s second stint in Short North with the first having been from 2008-2010 before the Easton and Polaris stores opened.

Lululemon Short North will be open from 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM Monday through Saturday and 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM on Sundays.

For more information, click here.

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No butts about it, Ohio raises smoking age to 21

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In a move that nicotine-addicted members of Gen-Z are sure to find totally “un-lit,” state lawmakers have raised the legal age for tobacco sales to 21.

The bill, which passed as part of the new state budget, would have included a provision exempting people who turn 18 before October 1 from the new restrictions—but Governor Mike Dewine vetoed that portion of the law.

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Products such as cigarettes, rolling papers, vaping products and chewing tobacco are now only available for legal sale to those 21 and up.

Sorry, kids. You’ll just have to wait a few more years to start wasting money on products that damage your health in countless ways!

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