The Journal Gazette
Wednesday, August 14, 2019 1:00 am


Local man wins his 3rd world title

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Fort Wayne Police Department Detective and Police Benevolent Association President Steve Espinoza is now a three-time world champion.

Espinoza, 49, set a new world record by bench-pressing 401.5 pounds at the World Police and Fire Games in Chendu, China. The previous record in the age 45-49 division was 385 pounds.

Espinoza weighs 203 pounds. He previously lifted 352 pounds to win his first title in Washington, D.C. in 2015 and 375 pounds in Los Angeles in 2017.

He was profiled in Tuesday's Living section. That story is available at

'Happiness' wish

Miley Cyrus' husband is wishing her “nothing but health and happiness” days after a representative for Cyrus announced their separation.

Actor Liam Hemsworth posted on Instagram on Monday confirming the pair's separation and saying he won't be making comments to “any journalists or media outlets.”

A representative for Cyrus said they decided a break was best while they focus on “themselves and careers” after less than a year of marriage.

Hemsworth, who starred in “The Hunger Games” films, and Cyrus have dated on and off for more than a decade. They married in December.

School memories

Was there a favorite class that inspired your career, or a sport you excelled at? Maybe you met your spouse in the hallway or took part in a hilarious class prank. Whatever your favorite school memory, we want to hear it for an upcoming story. Email Corey McMaken at or call 461-8475 by 5 p.m. Thursday. 

Happy birthday

Among celebrity birthdays today: Singer David Crosby is 78. Actor-musician Steve Martin is 74. Actor Antonio Fargas is 73. Actress Susan St. James is 73. Novelist Danielle Steel is 72. Keyboardist Terry Adams is 71. Cartoonist Gary Larson is 69. Actor Carl Lumbly is 68. Actress Jackee Harry is 63. Actress Marcia Gay Harden is 60. Singer Sarah Brightman is 59. Actress Susan Olsen is 58. Actress Halle Berry is 53. Actor Ben Bass is 51. Actress Catherine Bell is 51. Keyboardist Cody McCarver is 51. Guitarist Kevin Cadogan is 49. Actress Lalanya Masters is 47. Actor Christopher Gorham is 45. Actress Mila Kunis is 36. Actor Lamorne Morris is 36. TV personality Spencer Pratt is 36. Actress Marsai Martin is 15.

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