Posts Tagged ‘Ohio’

A 73-year-old man has taken his 12,000th ride on his favorite roller coaster at King’s Island amusement park in Ohio.

The park says Gary Coleman of Monfort Heights took the milestone ride in the front row of the Diamondback roller coaster on Monday.

The retired minister has made 493 trips to the theme park outside of Cincinnati since 2009, when the 230-foot steel roller coaster opened. It’s the tallest and fastest roller coaster at Kings Island and reaches speeds of 80 mph.

Coleman says he’s loved coasters since childhood. He says he plans to continue increasing his ride count as long as he remains healthy enough to do so.

http://bigstory.ap.org/urn:publicid:ap.org:30bce0dc44ca406bad2e5e0cb1781eac

A charity calendar featuring women in their 80s and 90s from an Ohio assisted living facility is opening more than a few eyes.

The residents of the Pleasant Pointe Assisted Living near Akron decided to show a little skin in calendar. The centerfolds are two women in their 90s appearing to play poker with strategically placed oversize cards.

The 87-year-old Miss February is soaking in a bubble bath and flower petals while another resident in the calendar is covered only by a large exercise ball.

Administrator Teresa Morris said that the residents were giggling and acting like 20-year-olds when the photos were taken.

Money from the $12 calendars goes toward providing shoes for children in the city of Barberton.

http://news.yahoo.com/grandma-centerfold-rest-home-bares-calendar-143349098.html