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Clark Co. health officials report 1 suspected Zika virus

A traveler returning home in Clark County has contracted what is believed to be the Zika virus, according to the Clark County Combined Health District. The individual traveled from a “Zika hot spot” and upon return exhibited a rash and other symptoms consistent with Zika, according to Clark County Health Commissioner Charlie Patterson.  “It was almost like someone was reading...


SBDC exec to place more emphasis on existing businesses

SBDC exec to place more emphasis on existing businesses

The new executive director for the Small Business Development Center in Springfield said the agency will likely place more emphasis on growing existing businesses in Clark County. The agency has placed an emphasis in the past in helping small businesses get off the ground, said Rob Alexander, who took over as executive director of the SBDC. That kind of work will still occur, he said, but he argued...
Teen charged in Bellfontaine school threat

Teen charged in Bellfontaine school threat

A Bellfontaine High School student was arrested Thursday night and alleged to have made threats against the high school. The Bellfontaine Police Department announced on their Facebook page they arrested a 16-year-old and said that the community is safe. The student is alleged to have uploaded a video onto Facebook Thursday threatening to harm other students and caused many to fear he was going to...
Urbana saves $1.5 million on new elementary due to low contractor bids

Urbana saves $1.5 million on new elementary due to low contractor bids

Urbana Local Schools expects to save over $1.5 million on projected construction costs on the new elementary school as contractors bids were lower than what district leaders expected, Superintendent Charles Thiel said. For instance, Thiel said the school budgeted about $1.4 million for roofing. The bids came in at almost $200,000 lower. The school expects to save over $100,000 on cabinets and its...
Heavy rains are over, but scattered storms possible tonight

Heavy rains are over, but scattered storms possible tonight

Isolated shower/storm overnight possible More showers/storms Sunday night into early Monday More rain and turning cooler to start the workweek RELATED: County-by-County Forecasts  An Areal Flood Warning is in effect until 10 p.m. for Butler and Hamilton counties. Tonight: Clouds linger. There is the chance for a few showers or storms, but even if these do develop, they're not expected to...
Commentary: Dairy cows or canaries?

Commentary: Dairy cows or canaries?

Those Wisconsin dairy cows at the center of another trade kettle now boiling between the United States and Canada, a friend suggests, aren’t really black-and-white Holsteins. They’re tiny, yellow canaries, he opines, and their tweets — not President Donald J. Trump’s — are a warning that America’s reign as the world’s ag export superpower is fading and U.S...
Premier, UnitedHealthcare reach part agreement on health coverage

Premier, UnitedHealthcare reach part agreement on health coverage

Premier Health and UnitedHealthcare (UHC) have crossed a major barrier in their ongoing negotiations to reach a contract agreement that would preserve health plans for thousands of Dayton-area residents. Dayton-based Premier Health, the largest health system in Southwest Ohio, and UHC, the nation’s largest health insurer, have agreed to extend Medicare Advantage coverage until the end of this...
Fire official closes Hotel Dayton because of damage from heavy rains

Fire official closes Hotel Dayton because of damage from heavy rains

The Hotel Dayton has been closed for tonight because of water damage from the heavy rains that hit the area.  Battalion Chief Terry Overton, Harrison Twp., said roof contractors were working and did not anticipate the coming storms.  The heavy rains sent water through the roof, into the ceiling and onto wires in the building, so power to the hotel is being shut off and the facility is being...
Springfield church hosting death penalty discussion

Springfield church hosting death penalty discussion

A Springfield church is one of three stops in a statewide lecture series for a group seeking to stop executions. Ohioans to Stop Executions will present An Evening with Shane Claiborne: Voices of Experience on the Death Penalty at Central Christian Church, 1504 Villa Road beginning at 7 p.m. Monday, May 1. The event will examine the arguments for and against capital punishment under a Christian faith...
For Kettering Army Ranger, service was ‘all he lived and breathed’

For Kettering Army Ranger, service was ‘all he lived and breathed’

Cameron H. Thomas joined the Fairmont High School swim team and practiced mixed martial arts because he wanted to become an Army Ranger, his father said. It was the future soldier’s passion. “It’s all he lived and breathed,” Andre L. Thomas, 58, said of his 23-year-old son. “Whatever he set his mind to, he did.” Army Ranger Sgt. Cameron Thomas, who grew up in Kettering...
Nationwide search on for escaped Tri-County Jail inmate

Nationwide search on for escaped Tri-County Jail inmate

A nationwide search has begun for an inmate who remains on the loose after escaping from the Tri-County Regional Jail in Mechanicsburg on Thursday evening. The inmate who escaped is Staling Santos-Reyes, who was in jail on a $300,000 bond from a Madison County case. MORE: Springfield woman charged in fight over ATVs, alleged beating threat Santos-Reyes was on trash duty at the time he fled the jail...
Dole settles civil suits related to listeria outbreak

Dole settles civil suits related to listeria outbreak

Dole Fresh Vegetables, Inc. has settled two separate civil lawsuits related to a listeria outbreak last year tied to the company’s Springfield plant. Court documents filed in U.S. District Court show the company recently reached settlement agreements with plaintiffs in two separate cases. The terms of both agreements were not disclosed. The most recent case was filed after Ellen H. DiStefano...
Study: Pot shops lead to more property crime in nearby neighborhoods

Study: Pot shops lead to more property crime in nearby neighborhoods

Neighborhoods with nearby legal marijuana stores see more property crime each year than those without pot shops, according to new research from an Ohio State University social work professor who examined three years of data in Denver. “If you’re looking strictly from a public health standpoint, there is reason to be somewhat concerned about having a marijuana outlet near your home,&rdquo...
Tremont City barrel fill: What’s really going on?

Tremont City barrel fill: What’s really going on?

Local leaders have fought for decades to get a proper clean-up at the Tremont City Barrel Fill site in northern Clark County — which they worry could seep into Springfield’s drinking water supply — including hand-delivering a letter to President Barack Obama’s staff during his visit to the city in 2012. A local activist group is hosting a meeting Wednesday to discuss the future...
Hundreds volunteer for Clark County Service Day

Hundreds volunteer for Clark County Service Day

Hundreds of volunteers came together Friday to participate in the 2nd Annual Clark County Service Day. The day helped nearly 20 nonprofits in the area with cleaning, landscaping, organizing and painting projects. A year ago, the county held its first service day. It was organized by the United Way of Clark, Champaign and Madison Counties. More than 500 people performed community service projects on...
Urbana, YMCA try new agreement to manage pool

Urbana, YMCA try new agreement to manage pool

The Champaign Family YMCA is getting an early start selling summer passes to Urbana’s Municipal pool, after reaching a new agreement in which the YMCA will manage the pool’s daily operations. The city has managed the pool since it first opened in the late 1960s, said Kerry Brugger, director of administration for Urbana. This year, the YMCA will take over the day-to-day operations, freeing...
Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

COMMON PLEAS COURT NEW SUITS 17-CV-0237 - HSBC Bank USA, N.A., as Indenture Trustee, v. Michele M. Pelfrey, New Carlisle, et al., complaint in foreclosure for property located at 3586 Ruby Dr., for $104,462. 17-CV-0238 - Progressive Specialty Insurance Company v. Jacquelyn A. Schielke, 1318 Broadway St., complaint for $2,997. 17-CV-0239 - Jeanne McGinnis, 2040 Tanager Road, v. Springfield Regional...
Ohio’s largest 100 employers in 2017: Walmart tops the list

Ohio’s largest 100 employers in 2017: Walmart tops the list

Walmart is back on top as Ohio’s biggest employer, regaining the No. 1 spot from the Cleveland Clinic, which usurped the giant Bentonville, Ark.-based retailer last year, according to a new list of the state’s top 100 employers. Walmart — with 173 retail operations, including nearly two dozen in the Dayton area — has 50,500 employees in Ohio, according to the Ohio Development...
ODNR grants extension to comment on Clark County gravel pit request

ODNR grants extension to comment on Clark County gravel pit request

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources is giving citizens another month to comment on Enon Sand and Gravel pit plans to expand its mining operation. “Due to public interest, the date for public comments to be accepted was changed from April 21 to Monday, May 22, according to ODNR. Enon Sand and Gravel wants to mine about 60 feet deeper on parts of its nearly 400-acre property near Hustead...
Clark County health commissioner: Get screened — and save your life

Clark County health commissioner: Get screened — and save your life

I saved my life today. Well, not all by myself. I had help from many people. Dr. Alan Gabbard, his staff, and the helpful staff at the Springfield Regional Outpatient Center made my thoughts into reality. Let me start at the beginning. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends: “Regular screening, beginning at age 50, is the key to preventing colorectal cancer.” Colorectal...
Clark County: Beyond the first 100 days

Clark County: Beyond the first 100 days

It’s hard to believe that Commissioners Richard L. Lohnes, Lowell R. McGlothin and I have been serving together as Clark County Commissioners for 100 days. It can be easy to get caught up in the day-to-day management, such as contracts, copies and budget approvals, but — while we have to assure those things are done responsibly — all three of us are working hard to stay focused on...
Clark County Municipal Court cases

Clark County Municipal Court cases

CASES CALLED WEDNESDAY INCLUDED: Lakesha L. Bradford, 35, of 1901 Michigan Ave., wrongful entrustment, guilty, six months driver’s license suspension, fined $100. Shawnda Lee Cochran, 27, of 1126 Rodgers Dr., assault, dismissed. Leonard Crank, 23, of New Carlisle, OVI amended to physical control, guilty, 180 days jail with 170 days suspended, 12 months probation, 12 months driver’s license...
UD to award record number of undergraduate degrees this spring

UD to award record number of undergraduate degrees this spring

The University of Dayton will award around 1,575 undergraduate degrees this spring, setting a new record, the school’s vice president for enrollment said. The record is largely thanks to a tuition guarantee put in place four years ago, said Jason Reinoehl, vice president for strategic enrollment management. The previous record was 1,432 set in May 2016, according to UD. RELATED: UD business...
Local community leader: ‘This has gone on too many times’ 

Local community leader: ‘This has gone on too many times’ 

DAYTON —Laith Waleed Alebbini, a 26-year-old Dayton resident accused of trying to provide material support for the terrorist group ISIS was arrested this week.  FBI agents took Alebbini into custody on Wednesday at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport before he could travel to Syria to join ISIS fighters there, according to authorities.  "My first reaction is...
John Kasich hits the book tour circuit: How is he doing?

John Kasich hits the book tour circuit: How is he doing?

Flip on your TV or swing by a book store and there is a chance you’ll see Ohio Gov. John Kasich chatting about his new book, “Two Paths: America Divided or United,” downplaying questions about whether he’ll run for president in 2020 and preaching unity and hope. The governor and his publisher, St. Martin’s Press, launched an aggressive book tour this week that has Kasich...
Bellefontaine student charged with inducing panic

Bellefontaine student charged with inducing panic

BELLEFONTAINE — A 16-year-old student was recently charged with inducting panic, according to the Bellefontaine Police Department Facebook page Friday morning.  The social media post states the charges are related to online video threats.  The Facebook post states: “Both he and his family were cooperative with police investigators. No real firearms were involved in this...
Flash flood watch for parts of Miami Valley through Saturday morning

Flash flood watch for parts of Miami Valley through Saturday morning

Heavy rain and the threat for severe weather are affecting the Miami Valley this evening. A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect until 2 a.m. for Butler, Clinton and Warren counties An areal flood advisory is in effect until 3:15 a.m. for Butler and Warren counties A flash flood watch remains in effect until 11 a.m. Saturday for Butler, Clinton, Greene, Montgomery, Preble and Warren counties...
Humane society, Dayton firefighters rescue cat stuck in pipe

Humane society, Dayton firefighters rescue cat stuck in pipe

It took hours and special equipment for rescuers to free a cat today with its head stuck in a pipe embedded in a cement block in Dayton. The Humane Society of Greater Dayton responded to a report the cat had been stuck for hours. When they arrived, the cat had worn down its nails clenching at the ground trying to escape. The pipe was too thick to easily remove the cat, which was scared. Humane society...
Nationwide search for escaped Tri-County Regional Jail inmate

Nationwide search for escaped Tri-County Regional Jail inmate

Escaped inmate Staling Santos-Reyes remains loose. He had been on a work detail in the jail at the time of his escape. He was on trash duty, and was being escorted outside by jail staff when he fled on foot, according to a media release. He scaled a fence during his escape. Santos-Reyes is a 5 feet, 6 inches tall and weighs approximately 140 pounds. He is 40 years old and his  last known address...
Central State taken off fiscal watch as Wright State edges toward it

Central State taken off fiscal watch as Wright State edges toward it

As Central State University exits fiscal watch by the state, Ohio’s higher education chief warned that Wright State University could be on the brink of entering it. Chancellor John Carey visited CSU early Thursday to make the university’s improved financial position official. “You went through some very rough times and made some very difficult decisions for the benefit of the campus...
Drive thru victim reports robbery at knifepoint

Drive thru victim reports robbery at knifepoint

A man working at the Oooh Ooh Drive Thru in Springfield told police a man threatened him with a knife and fled with cash around 2:30 Wednesday afternoon, according to a report by the Springfield Police Division. The man told police he was in the drive-thru portion of the business at 1359 W. First St. when he heard the front door bell go off. A man wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, black sun glasses...
Airfare decreases at local airports

Airfare decreases at local airports

Average airfare at airports in Dayton, Columbus and Cincinnati has dropped in the past year, but still remains among the highest in the United States. Five airports in the region rank in the top 50 most expensive in the country, including Dayton International Airport, John Glenn International Airport and Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, according to the most recent data released...
Frisch’s introduces new, limited-edition cheeseburger

Frisch’s introduces new, limited-edition cheeseburger

Frisch’s Big Boy has introduced a new hamburger to its menu — the Primetime Chili Cheeseburger. The Cincinnati-based fast casual restaurant added the Chili Cheeseburger to its menu this month. The burger features premium ground beef, melted cheddar cheese and is topped with Frisch’s famous chili with beans. The restaurant said the sandwich is available for a limited time. Frisch&rsquo...
Auto lender to military service members must pay $1.25M penalty

Auto lender to military service members must pay $1.25M penalty

The federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has taken action against an Ohio auto lender to pay refunds and credits the federal agency says were due to hundreds of consumers, and pay an additional $1.25 million penalty, records show. The CFPB alleged Mason-headquartered Security National Automotive Acceptance Corp., which specializes in vehicle loans to military service members, violated a consent...
Body found on New Carlisle bike path being investigated

Body found on New Carlisle bike path being investigated

Authorities are investigating the death of a man who was found on a bike path in New Carlisle on Wednesday afternoon. Lt. Kris Schultz said the Clark County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene near Zimmerman Street at around 3:30 p.m. He said they are still looking into the death and awaiting a coroner’s report. “There is no indication that there is any danger to the public,&rdquo...
Springfield City Schools hires new lead principal

Springfield City Schools hires new lead principal

The Springfield City School District hired a new lead principal to head the local high school next year. Patrick Smith, an assistant principal in Colorado, will begin his new role early this summer. “We are extremely excited to welcome Patrick Smith to lead Springfield High,” said Superintendent Dr. Robert Hill. “Patrick is an enthusiastic educator who clearly puts serving the needs...
Marathon reports earnings up in first quarter

Marathon reports earnings up in first quarter

Marathon Petroleum Corp. reported $30 million in first quarter earnings this morning, which company executives said included solid contributions from the company’s Speedway segment, which is headquartered in Clark County. The first quarter earnings were up significantly compared to the same time last year, when the company reported earnings of $1 million. The company’s Speedway segment...
Clark-Shawnee seeks $37.2 million bond approval again

Clark-Shawnee seeks $37.2 million bond approval again

Clark-Shawnee Local Schools are back on the ballot asking residents to approve the same school bond issue voters denied in November. Voters will cast ballots on a $37.2 million bond issue on Tuesday. If it passes, the district will build a new elementary school across the street from Shawnee High School and renovate the high school. Possum, Reid and Rockway elementary schools would closed and likely...
National rabbit show being held this weekend in Springfield

National rabbit show being held this weekend in Springfield

A national rabbit show is being held this weekend in Springfield, bringing hundreds of out-of-state visitors to the area. The American Dutch Rabbit Club 2017 National Dutch Show is being held Friday through Saturday at the Clark County Fairgrounds. Between 35 and 40 states will be represented, organizer Kevin Hooper said. RELATED: Lake events at Clark County Fairgrounds could bring in millions There...
SBDC plans move to downtown Springfield

SBDC plans move to downtown Springfield

Springfield’s Small Business Development Center will move to a new location downtown in June, part of a partnership designed to provide more resources for area businesses. The SBDC, which provides free training and consulting for area business owners, will move to Clark State Community College’s downtown Brinkman Educational Center on June 1. Under the agreement, staff at the SBDC will...
Air Force calls on hackers to find cyber vulnerabilities for a bounty

Air Force calls on hackers to find cyber vulnerabilities for a bounty

The Air Force is looking for a few good hackers. A cyber competition will launch soon to urge computer hackers to find vulnerabilities in Air Force public websites, much as a Department of Defense contest dubbed “Hack the Pentagon” did last year. “We’d like to find out which vulnerabilities are out there that we have not yet found using our own processes,” said Air Force...
Celebrate Astronomy Day this weekend

Celebrate Astronomy Day this weekend

This is one of two opportunities to celebrate Astronomy Day, taking place on April 29.  You can learn more about astronomy at Boonshoft Museum of Discovery. They have an event from noon until 4 p.m. where experienced astronomers will talk about the Sun, moon, and all the night sky has to hold.  Astronomy Day will also be celebrated on September 30 this fall.  Astronomy Day was created...

Former Bengals great a fan of fourth-round pick Lawson

Carl Lawson’s path to Cincinnati might have been helped by his connection to a former Bengals lineman. After the Cincinnati Bengals took the 6-foot-2, 253-pound defensive end from Auburn with their first pick of the fourth round (No. 116 overall) on Saturday, former All-Pro offensive tackle Willie Anderson posted on Instagram that he had made a call to Marvin Lewis on behalf of Lawson. &ldquo...
Police: Man cuts girlfriend's betta fish in half during fight

Police: Man cuts girlfriend's betta fish in half during fight

A domestic dispute in Connecticut ended with significant property damage, including a woman's betta fish being cut in half. >> Read more trending news The incident took place Thursday, according to the New Britain Herald. Police responded to a domestic disturbance call, where a woman, who was not identified, said her boyfriend, Juan Vega, 33, showed up at her home unexpectedly and began arguing...
Police: Florida man’s fight with girlfriend causes neighborhood power outage

Police: Florida man’s fight with girlfriend causes neighborhood power outage

A man in Hialeah who got into an argument with his girlfriend ended up causing a power outage in the neighborhood, police said.  The outage happened when Angel Milian, 18, set his girlfriend’s purse on fire and threw it over a gate at his house, WPLG reports. Firefighters said the purse set a $3,000 palm tree on fire, and the flames spread to a Florida Power & Light electrical box...
April the giraffe's calf is 2 weeks old and adorable

April the giraffe's calf is 2 weeks old and adorable

It has been two weeks since April the giraffe gave birth to a male calf, in a much-anticipated event that captured people's hearts from around the world. Animal Adventure Park posted a brief update Saturday on their Facebook page. One of the zoo's giraffe keepers is seen nuzzling the calf. The post said April's baby is thriving and growing. >> Need something to lift your spirits? Read more uplifting...
Girl scalped by carnival ride shares inspirational message

Girl scalped by carnival ride shares inspirational message

It has almost been one year since Elizabeth "Lulu" Gilbreath suffered a horrific injury while on a carnival ride in Nebraska. Gilbreath, then 11, was enjoying her first carnival ride during a Cinco de Mayo festival when her hair became caught in the ride's machinery and her scalp was ripped off. The freak accident was met with an outpouring of sympathy from around the world. Gilbreath...
Reds-Cardinals game postponed

Reds-Cardinals game postponed

The Reds-Cardinals game scheduled for 2:15 p.m. today in St. Louis has been postponed due to severe weather. The game will be rescheduled at a date and time yet to be determined. The teams meet at 2:15 p.m. Sunday. The Cardinals won the series opener 7-5 on Friday night, handing the Reds their fourth straight loss.
Michael Phelps opens up about his ADHD diagnosis

Michael Phelps opens up about his ADHD diagnosis

Olympic champion swimmer Michael Phelps is opening up about his struggles with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time, was once told by a teacher that he would never amount to anything and would never be successful, according to a video message he recorded for Child Mind Institute. Phelps said that he couldn't sit still as a child and was "constantly...
Prince William and Kate celebrate 6th anniversary

Prince William and Kate celebrate 6th anniversary

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are celebrating their sixth anniversary Saturday. Prince William and Kate Middleton shared a message on Twitter, thanking well-wishers and saying "it's been an amazing six years." William and Kate now have two children, George and Charlotte, and remain active in public life. They attend many events together, such as the London Marathon on April 23, where...
Day 3 NFL Draft tracker for Cleveland Browns

Day 3 NFL Draft tracker for Cleveland Browns

The Cleveland Browns took Florida defensive tackle Caleb Brantley with the first pick of the sixth round. Brantley, at 6-foot-3, 307-pounds, was a second-team All-SEC pick in 2016 after he finished tied for the Gators’ lead in tackles for loss (8.5, 2.5 sacks) as a 10-game starter. He also started 10 games in 2015, recording 6.5 tackles for loss and three sacks, and he played consistently enough...
Police want to know who's shaving other people's cats

Police want to know who's shaving other people's cats

The fur is flying in a Virginia town, and police are trying to solve the mystery. Someone in Waynesboro is shaving other people's cats, police said. Since December, seven cats have been taken, have had their underbellies or legs precisely shaved, and then are returned to their owners. Police Capt. Kelly Walker told The Associated Press Friday all the cats appear otherwise unharmed, though act a bit...
Was Howard Stern right about Trump's presidency?

Was Howard Stern right about Trump's presidency?

Radio shock jock Howard Stern is never one to be shy about his opinions. Stern made a prediction about the Trump presidency in February that appears to be coming true, according to CNN. During his Feb. 1 broadcast, Stern said that being president would be a nightmare for Trump, as he won't be beloved and it's not a winning situation compared to the way the business mogul is used to living...
Shannen Doherty announces she's in remission

Shannen Doherty announces she's in remission

Actress Shannen Doherty has chosen to share her grueling battle with breast cancer with the public, through images and thoughts captured on Instagram. Doherty shared good news with fans on Friday: she's in remission. >> Read more trending news In 2015, a lawsuit revealed that the former "Beverly Hills, 90210" actress had breast cancer. The lawsuit was filed against Doherty's business...
Willie Nelson has some fun with ‘Still Not Dead’ song

Willie Nelson has some fun with ‘Still Not Dead’ song

Country singer Willie Nelson is getting the last laugh on those death hoaxes that have been prevalent on the internet. It’s true, Nelson turned 84 on Saturday, but the legendary singer is still alive and kicking. >> Read more trending news Nelson decided to make fun of the rumor-mongers in a new song off his upcoming album,  “God’s Problem Child.” The song,...
WATCH: Bengals first-round pick gets shout out from rapper Snoop Dogg, his youth football coach

WATCH: Bengals first-round pick gets shout out from rapper Snoop Dogg, his youth football coach

Cincinnati Bengals first-round pick John Ross on Friday touched on his relationship with rapper Snoop Dogg, who was his youth football coach. Ross, a wide receiver taken ninth overall in Thursday’s first round, isn’t the first player to go from the Snoop Youth Football League to the NFL, but he said he’s the first player from Snoop’s team to make it. The rapper, who ironically...
DMX checks into rehab after canceling shows

DMX checks into rehab after canceling shows

Rapper DMX has checked into rehab, after canceling shows due to a medical emergency, TMZ reports.  DMX had been performing on the East Coast recently, and clips of what some fans described as DMX ranting during a Brooklyn show on April 22 was posted on social media, according to TMZ.  >> Read more trending news  Instead of performing shows in California, the rapper checked...
Finns pay tribute to rock band Kiss

Finns pay tribute to rock band Kiss

Heavy metal fans in Finland decided to rock ’n’ roll all night and honor the band Kiss. >> Read more trending news Fans placed masks on four giant statues in the capital city of Helsinki to honor the hard-rock group, Yahoo reported. State-owned railway operator VR invited four fans of the band to paint black-and-white Kiss masks for the imposing figures that stand guard outside...
8-month-old gets liver transplant from godmother

8-month-old gets liver transplant from godmother

He’s known as “Finn the Mighty Warrior” on a Facebook page devoted to him, and this 8-month old fighter continues to battle against two rare liver conditions. >> Read more trending news But Finn O’Sullivan won’t have to fight alone. The infant, in need of a transplant, found a match — not from a relative, but from his godmother, ABC News reported...
Woman pulls gun, says barber took too long to give son haircut

Woman pulls gun, says barber took too long to give son haircut

An Ohio woman who believed a barber was taking too long to cut her son’s hair pulled a gun, telling the hairstylist that “I’ve got two clips,” WJW reported. >> Read more trending news According to Crime Stoppers of Cuyahoga County, the incident occurred April 14 at Allstate Barber College in Cleveland. While a barber in training was cutting the 7-year-old boy&rsquo...
Young ballet dancers meet idol Misty Copeland

Young ballet dancers meet idol Misty Copeland

A group of young ballerinas from a Chicago dance troupe received a thrill of a lifetime when they appeared on Steve Harvey’s talk show Friday, the Huffington Post reported. >> Read more trending news The ballerinas from the Mayfair Performance Company on Chicago’s south side were surprised and delighted when Harvey introduced the dancers to their role model — ballet star ...
Seahawks’ Russell Wilson, Ciara welcome baby girl

Seahawks’ Russell Wilson, Ciara welcome baby girl

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and his wife, pop singer Ciara, welcomed their daughter, Sienna Princess Wilson, who was born Friday night, ESPN reported. >> Read more trending news Sienna weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces, according to Ciara’s Instagram post. It's the couple's first child together, CNN reported. They married last July and used Instagram in October...
Dumpster-diving woman turns trash into cash

Dumpster-diving woman turns trash into cash

When school loans loom, post-college graduates have to make up ways to earn money to pay them off. >> Read more trending news So a Texas woman goes Dumpster diving to find makeup, and then sells it to help pay those loans, WGN reported. Shelbi, who did not provide her last name, works full time in environmental regulations. At night, she and a friend go undercover, looking for makeup. "...
Texas parents concerned about bathroom cameras in park

Texas parents concerned about bathroom cameras in park

Concerned parents are questioning why cameras were installed in a public restroom at a Texas park. >> Read more trending news Patrick McGrath thought teenagers were joking about security video cameras mounted inside the bathrooms at the Springtown Park, until he saw them for himself, KDFW reported. "To see who's going in is what they're trying to get after," he said, "so...
Disabled teenage girl denied trip to Disneyland

Disabled teenage girl denied trip to Disneyland

A 14-year-old California girl who attends a special education class was denied a chance to go to Disneyland on a school field trip because the bus transporting the students did not have a wheelchair lift, her parents claim.  >> Read more trending news Madison Wolanyk was born with cerebral palsy, spina bifida and autism and needs a wheelchair, KGTV reported. When her class at Hilltop...
Charlotte Rae of ‘Facts of Life’ has bone cancer

Charlotte Rae of ‘Facts of Life’ has bone cancer

“Facts of Life” star Charlotte Rae revealed this week she has been diagnosed with bone cancer, People magazine reported. >> Read more trending news The 91-year-old actress, who played matronly Edna Garrett on “The Facts of Life” and “Diff’rent Strokes,” battled pancreatic cancer seven years ago. “Last Monday, I found out I have bone cancer...
Mom writes school, says daughter is ‘done with homework’

Mom writes school, says daughter is ‘done with homework’

We know what you’re thinking: Where was this mom when we had stacks of homework to do as kids? >> Read more trending news  Bunmi Laditan, a mother, author and blogger, sent an email to her 10-year-old daughter’s school, WJW reported, telling officials that “my kid is done with homework.” Laditan told teachers she is allowing her daughter Maya to cut down on...
Bengals draft defensive end Willis in third round

Bengals draft defensive end Willis in third round

The Cincinnati Bengals continued their shopping spree for speed Friday night in the third round when they took Kansas State defensive end Jordan Willis, whose 4.53 40-yard dash at the Combine was the fastest of any defensive lineman. The pick comes after their first-round selection of wide receiver John Ross, who broke the Combine record with a 4.22, and the second-round pick of running back Joe Mixon...
2-story enjoys cul-de-sac site

2-story enjoys cul-de-sac site

HOUSE FEATURE 1344 Ryan Court, Springfield Home offers 4 bedrooms, finished basement Contributing writer Situated on a cul-de-sac in Springfield’s Kingsgate neighborhood, this two-story home at 1344 Ryan Court has a full, finished basement. The property is listed by Stegall and Associates Realty for $289,000. This home offers many special features, including French doors, a wood-burning fireplace...
Coupon deals of week

Coupon deals of week

Coupon availability and coupon values may vary within different regions or neighborhoods. Blink RevitaLens This week at Rite-Aid, Blink RevitaLens, is one sale for $7.99. Use the $3 off one Blink RevitaLens coupon found in most of today’s SmartSource inserts. When you check out, you will also get 200 PlentiPoints, which is equivalent to $2 good off your next purchase. With these savings combined...
Woman accused of embezzling $9,000 one pizza at a time

Woman accused of embezzling $9,000 one pizza at a time

A Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, woman is accused of embezzling close to $9,000 from Mazzio’s Pizza. Officials said Diana Pruett managed to pull in the money one pizza at a time through refunds. A manager at the store discovered something suspicious with the number of returns and refunds. Police were called in. When they contacted Pruett, she reportedly admitted to officers that she faked returns and...
Cincinnati Bengals stay true to themselves with choice of Joe Mixon

Cincinnati Bengals stay true to themselves with choice of Joe Mixon

Apparently the Cincinnati Bengals are determined to prove they can win without being great on defense. (We already knew they don’t care about bad press, but more on that later.) With their second pick of the 2017 draft, they chose another dynamic offensive player while continuing to wait to address a defense in need of an athleticism upgrade.  Putting that aside, Oklahoma running back Joe...
Fiona goes for a swim, internet goes crazy

Fiona goes for a swim, internet goes crazy

On Friday, the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden shared a video of Fiona, the premature hippo that was born at the zoo earlier this year, taking a swim, and the internet couldn’t have been more excited. Fiona has become quite the online sensation over the past several months, with fans from all over the world closely following her journey. Her care team said hopefully this June zoo visitors...
Bengals take a gamble on Oklahoma running back Mixon

Bengals take a gamble on Oklahoma running back Mixon

The Cincinnati Bengals gambled Friday night by trading down seven spots in the second round. Whether they won or lost depends on your view on the value of forgiveness, redemption and rehabilitation. Actually, whether they won or lost may not be known for many years, until Joe Mixon exits the NFL as a redeemed or repeat offender. The Bengals drafted the controversial running back from Oklahoma with...

H.S. Results for 4/28: Valentino perfect in win for Badin

Devon Valentino threw five innings of perfect baseball in Badin’s 14-0 win over Carroll on Friday. Valentino struck out three to earn the win. Offensively Badin racked up 14 hits, with Gavin Matthews and Zac Wilson each hitting a triple and Daunte DeCello doubling twice. Badin, at 10-11 overall, sits atop the Greater Catholic League Co-Ed Central standings with a 7-3 record. Carroll fell to...
Professor: ‘10 concerts’ Facebook meme may reveal answer to security questions

Professor: ‘10 concerts’ Facebook meme may reveal answer to security questions

If you’ve opened your Facebook app recently, your feed has likely been flooded with statuses of your friends posting “10 Concerts I’ve Been To, One is a Lie.” A meme prompted the engaging challenge, in which people ask their friends to comment which concerts they truthfully attended. But national security and information experts – locally and nationally – warn it...
Bengals draft defensive end in third round

Bengals draft defensive end in third round

After taking offensive players with their first two selections, the Cincinnati Bengals added some help to their pass rush by drafting Kansas State defensive end Jordan Willis in the third round with the 73rd overall pick. The 6-foot-4, 255-pound Willis was a second team All-American last year. He was a four-year letterwinner for the Wildcats, appearing 48 games with 39 starts. His 26 career stats...
Social media reacts to Bengals selection of controversial running back Joe Mixon

Social media reacts to Bengals selection of controversial running back Joe Mixon

For a team that generally acts like it doesn’t care about public relations, the Cincinnati Bengals sure are good at stirring up a reaction. The latest episode came Friday night when they selected Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon in the second round of the NFL draft. Mixon is a talented player but a controversial one because he got into an altercation with a young woman in 2014 that ended with...
Biopic  in  works  will look at troubled life of Bobbi Kristina Brown

Biopic in works will look at troubled life of Bobbi Kristina Brown

Bobbi Kristina Brown’s life seemed made for television. As the daughter of legendary rhythm and blues singers Bobby Brown and Whitney Houston, she was destined for greatness. But her life came to a shocking end in 2015 when she was found facedown in a bathtub. In part, her death was caused by drugs, including morphine and alcohol. Now a made-for-television movie is coming that will detail Brown&rsquo...
Lawrence, Smith impressive before rain shuts down Wayne

Lawrence, Smith impressive before rain shuts down Wayne

The only thing that could slow Wayne from winning its own high-end track and field invitational was unrelenting rain that drenched Heidkamp Stadium on Friday night. Fifteen minutes into an early finals start, the gloomy inevitable overtook the entire region. After waiting nearly 90 minutes, multiple lightning count-down restarts and no letup of the worsening weather in sight, Wayne coach and meet...
NFL Draft: Browns get their quarterback in second round

NFL Draft: Browns get their quarterback in second round

Just when some thought the Cleveland Browns had decided to delay their seemingly endless quarterback search, they selected Notre Dame quarterback DeShone Kizer on Friday in the second round of the NFL Draft with the No. 52 overall pick. The 6-foot-4, 230-pound Toledo native battled through coaching issues last season to complete 212 of his 361 attempts for 2,925 yards and 26 touchdowns against nine...
Baby revived with naloxone, mom facing charges

Baby revived with naloxone, mom facing charges

A Pittsburgh-area mother is facing charges after police said her 10-month-old ingested heroin and fentanyl. Laurel Hopta, 27, was charged with aggravated assault and reckless endangerment. Police said when they and paramedics arrived at the Aleppo Township home, they saw Hopta standing outside fully dressed in warm clothing, clutching her baby, who was wearing only a diaper. The baby was showing all...
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