Buckeye Beat

What’s your school mascot? Maybe the Tigers…the Bulldogs…the Cardinals?

Well, in Cincinnati, former Major League Baseball manager and player Dusty Baker is part of a panel about sports mascots highlighted by an exhibition at the Freedom Center. Officials say the program will focus on the portrayal of American Indians in athletics and the stereotypes surrounding them. Two representatives of Native American tribes will be on the panel.

Nearby Miami University changed its mascot from the Redskins to the Redhawks two decades ago. However, Washington’s National Football League franchise has resisted calls to rename the Redskins team. The exhibition called Mascots opens up in downtown Cincinnati this weekend.

Our next story takes us to Cleveland, where some lucky cat lovers were able to rent a kitten with the help of the transportation company, Uber.   Lucky Clevelanders were able to pay $30 for a snuggle session with kittens provided by the Cleveland Animal Protective League. It’s the third year of Uber kittens nationwide, but just the first for Cleveland.

All of the kittens who received extra love throughout the day were eligible for adoption. Money raised during Uber kittens helped local shelters.
 

Speaking of our four legged friends, according to a new survey dog owners in Ohio love dressing up their canines for Halloween. In fact, the buckeye state ranks sixth in terms of dressing up their pups. Virginia came in at number one.

In Ohio, 25% of dog parents said their dogs get in the Halloween spirit. And even if they're not wearing a costume, 38% of dog owners take their dogs trick or treating and 50% greet trick or treaters with their pups at their door.

If you dressed up your furry friend, share a picture with us!

Instructional Links

Website: National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

http://freedomcenter.org/Mascots/opening-program

Website Article: National Cat Day, The Top 20 Ways to Celebrate 

http://www.nationalcatday.com/#!celebrate/c1x0f

Website Article: Martha Stewart, Pet Costumes

http://www.marthastewart.com/853581/pet-costumes/@center/1006803/halloween-costumes

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