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Take a tour of WHIO’s SkyWarn office

News Center 7’s Cheryl McHenry gives a tour of the SkyWarn office just a few steps from the WHIO studio. When severe weather looms, National Weather Service staffs the Dayton office with some of its trained volunteers to take reports from other trained volunteers out in the field in 15 counties in the Miami Valley and eastern Indiana. These volunteers help keep their local communities safe by...
Driver in double fatal crash arrested night before

Driver in double fatal crash arrested night before

A man who police say killed himself and a passenger by driving a car into a pole and wall while speeding down West Pleasant Street was arrested for assault the night before but refused by the county jail, according to police documents. Charles Foster II, 26, was arrested Feb. 17 when a man alleged Foster punched him in the face, an affidavit by Springfield Police Division officer. Police say on Feb...
Taste of winter this weekend

Taste of winter this weekend

This weekend we will quickly be reminded that winter is indeed not over, said Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini. Temperatures Friday will soar into the 70s but by Saturday afternoon we will have fallen to the middle 30s. This will be more than a 30-degree drop in about 24 hours.   Gusty winds will be a big part of Saturday which will contribute to the wind chill through the afternoon...
New commander to oversee air, space, cyber operations at Wright-Patt

New commander to oversee air, space, cyber operations at Wright-Patt

A new commander will oversee air, space and cyber operations at the Air Force Materiel Command headquarters, officials say. RELATED: Take an inside look at new $34M project at Wright-Patt RELATED: Veterans can soon use military exchanges online Brig. Gen. Christopher P. Azzano, leader of an aircraft test wing at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., will take over the AFMC post from Brig. Gen. John S. Shapland...
Get an inside look at new $34M project at Wright-Patterson

Get an inside look at new $34M project at Wright-Patterson

The world’s most advanced centrifuge is scheduled to launch operations late this year, an event that promises to stamp Wright-Patterson Air Force Base as the center of gravity for aerospace medical research in the military. “This is definitely the most state-of-the-art, advanced centrifuge in the world,” said Scott Fleming, centrifuge program manager for the 711th Human Performance...
Preparations to make at home before storms hit

Preparations to make at home before storms hit

As agencies such as Dayton Power and Light prepare ahead of the storms, it’s important to make preparations around the house too.  Storm Center 7 Meteorologists say the biggest threat will be high winds that could move around furniture left outside. Large items could be blown into houses or nearby structures, causing damage. “I make sure that any loose items around my house are...
Wright-Patt airman to box in Dayton History Fight Night

Wright-Patt airman to box in Dayton History Fight Night

For almost three years, the gloved hands of Staff Sgt. Christopher Kemp, a medical technician in the Maternal Childcare Flight, Inpatient Operations Squadron, 88th Medical Group, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, have bathed newborn babies with tender loving care. Off-duty, those hands may be clenched inside a different set of gloves – those made for outwitting and out-punching an opponent inside...
Clark County Municipal Court cases

Clark County Municipal Court cases

CASES CALLED WEDNESDAY INCLUDED: Brittany M. Fletcher, 22, of 1452 S. Wittenberg, Apt. #104, obstructing official business, guilty, 90 days jail with 90 days suspended, pay costs and restitution; driver’s license required, guilty, 180 days jail with 180 days suspended, $500 restitution, costs; driving under suspension - operator’s license forfeiture, driving under suspension, hit and run...
Apple investigating claim of iPhone 7 Plus exploding

Apple investigating claim of iPhone 7 Plus exploding

A person is claiming her iPhone 7 Plus exploded recently. Brianna Olivas, 18, of Tuscon, Arizona, posted a video and photos on Twitter of her phone’s deformed casing. The video shows Olivas’ rose gold iPhone 7 Plus with a swollen batter and smoke coming out of a crack in the side where screen has come away from the casing of the device. • Carrabba’s, Outback, Flemings owner...
Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

COMMON PLEAS COURT NEW SUITS 17-CV-0090 - Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, as Trustee, v. Golden A. West, 816 Montgomery Ave., et al., complaint in foreclosure in rem. 17-CV-0091 - Ditech Financial LLC fka Green Tree Servicing, LLC, v. Brandon M. Moore, Urbana, et al., complaint in foreclosure for property located at 4492 Snyder Domer Road, Urbana, for $68,887. 17-CV-0092 - Bayview Loan Servicing...
Wing restaurant eying expansion

Wing restaurant eying expansion

A Cincinnati-based restaurant chain has plans to open in Springfield, but continues to look for a franchisee to open a location in the city, company officials said Thursday. Buffalo Wings and Rings has 55 locations in the U.S., including recently opened restaurants in Liberty Twp., and West Chester, said Philip Schram, chief development officer for the company. The company is planning to open a restaurant...
DP&L action plan in place for potential severe storms

DP&L action plan in place for potential severe storms

Dayton Power and Light will have 100 workers available to address any power related issues that may arise if severe weather causes any damage or outages across the Miami Valley Friday night. “The number one issue is going to be trees,” said Bruce Coppock, director of operations at DP&L. “When those very large trees come down, our equipment doesn’t stand a chance. Coppock...
Troopers crackdown on reckless driving on I-675 amid record high temps

Troopers crackdown on reckless driving on I-675 amid record high temps

Police suspect unseasonably warm temperatures this month could be contributing to aggressive driving in the region that has led to several fatalities. The aggressive driving caught the attention of Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers who are finishing off a special operation in Greene County today — the initial of several joint-department operations planned throughout the state this year to combat...
Students shadow government officials as part of ‘TRIO Day’

Students shadow government officials as part of ‘TRIO Day’

Two students had the opportunity to shadow a city government official for a couple hours this week to learn a little about how Springfield operates. Amia Alston and Jaden Koufie job shadowed Assistant City Manger Brian Heck. “We have just been hanging out with Brain and he’s really cool,” Alston said. “He’s been talking to us about what he does here. We have been shadowing...
Severe threat ends, cold air arrives

Severe threat ends, cold air arrives

Storms have ended, but there will still be the chance for showers overnight, Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell said. Temperatures overnight will fall into the 40s. Turning windy and colder overnight Blustery with flurries or snow showers Saturday Milder weather returns next week SATURDAY: It will be quite windy with occasional flurries or snow showers. Some light rain may mix in. Temperatures...
Poor Will’s Clark County Almanack: Early spring arrives

Poor Will’s Clark County Almanack: Early spring arrives

The sun’s eyes are painting fields again: Its lashes with expert strokes Are sweeping across the land. A great palette of light has embraced the earth. — Hafiz of Shiraz The Almanack Horoscope Moon Time: The Lenten Rose Moon darkens until it becomes the new Maple Flower Moon at 9:58 a.m. on Feb. 26. Sun Time: The sun reaches a declination of 9 degrees, 31 minutes on the 24th of February...
Woman charged in school bomb threat

Woman charged in school bomb threat

A woman accused of calling in a bomb threat to Kenton Ridge High School in December appeared in Clark County Municipal Court. Meridith Rowland, 37, was arrested by local police in Wisconsin during what authorities described as a 40-minute long conversation with the school’s principal where she allegedly said she had desires to plant a bomb in the building and planned to “kill everyone...

Bowling: Tecumseh boys use extra frames to advance

He wasn’t exactly carrying the weight of the world, but it was the weight of the Tecumseh Arrows boys bowling team. After three regular games and six Baker games at the boys Division I sectional tournament, Tecumseh and Springfield were knotted at 3,761, forcing a two-frame roll-off to secure the ninth and final district team berth. Senior Dylan Terrell was tapped by Tecumseh coach A.J. Malloris...
Severe weather threat today in the Miami Valley

Severe weather threat today in the Miami Valley

   The entire Miami Valley will see the potential for severe weather today with storms expected to arrive later this evening.  The Storm Prediction Center has all of the Miami Valley under an "enhanced risk" for severe storms for Friday. The storms likely will arrive after dark Friday and linger into the late night hours. Damaging wind will be the primary concern with these...
Clark County leaders work to build ties with internship program

Clark County leaders work to build ties with internship program

A group of 60 Clark County high school students have been selected to participate in an internship program intended to give students work experience and persuade them to stay in the area after graduation. The Greater Springfield ConnectED Internship Program began five years ago and links high schoolers with local businesses. “For these students to gain real life experiences in the community...
Shawnee, Tecumseh change drug polices after newspaper investigation

Shawnee, Tecumseh change drug polices after newspaper investigation

Two local schools have changed their drug testing policies after an instance where a teacher was caught allegedly under the influence and where staff members were allegedly stealing student medication. Tecumseh Local Schools revised their policy for dealing with staff who were allegedly caught under the influence at school. The school policy now states that a staff member must quickly take a drug...
Krispy Krunchy Chicken, Springfield: chicken with some spice

Krispy Krunchy Chicken, Springfield: chicken with some spice

Restaurant: Krispy Krunchy Chicken Location: 1929 E. Main St., Springfield Website: www.krispykrunchy.com Telephone: 937-504-7419 RELATED » Pappy’s Urbana evolves Background/overview Krispy Krunchy Chicken was the concept of Neal Onebane in the late 1980s. He began by selling fresh, never frozen Tyson chicken fried at his quick-service restaurants that were stationed inside...
Boys Basketball: Springfield gets another shot at Tecumseh

Boys Basketball: Springfield gets another shot at Tecumseh

Though Springfield has compiled at least 18 wins in each of the last four seasons, there have been several losses each year. The loss that sticks out most in Danny Davis’ mind, though, ended his freshman season. Springfield was the No. 4 seed in the Dayton Division I sectional in 2014 and was the favorite to get to the districts after No. 3 Beavercreek lost an early game. But after pummeling...
Kings Island to host job fair March 4

Kings Island to host job fair March 4

MASON -- Kings Island will host a job fair Saturday, March 4, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. to fill seasonal and internship positions for the 2017 season. The season starts April 15. A range of job opportunities are available. Associates are needed in all areas of park operation. Those areas include admissions, entertainment, food and beverage, games, guest services, human resources, lifeguards, merchandise...
New rules set for medical marijuana use in Ohio

New rules set for medical marijuana use in Ohio

Ohio is taking steps to make sure medical marijuana isn’t pitched in a way that is attractive to kids by banning cartoon characters, candy look-alikes and fruit shapes and requiring child-resistant packaging. The Ohio Board of Pharmacy, one of three state agencies overseeing the medical marijuana program, has posted proposed rules that call for a ban on vaporizing medical marijuana by patients...
Ohio step closer to raising license plate, driver’s license fees

Ohio step closer to raising license plate, driver’s license fees

The Ohio House is scheduled to vote on a transportation budget bill Tuesday that includes increases in fees paid for vehicle plates and driver’s licenses. The House Transportation Committee voted in favor of the bill Thursday. Remaining in the bill are two fee increases: deputy registrars who run the state’s approximately 200 Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) offices would charge $1...
Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor signals she’s running for governor in 2018

Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor signals she’s running for governor in 2018

Republican Mary Taylor signaled on Thursday that she wants the top job when she filed paperwork for a new campaign committee titled: “Mary Taylor for Governor.” Related: Campaign finance reports show Husted and DeWine with $2.5 million each. A formal campaign announcement and kick-off are expected later this year. Rick Fedorovich will serve as Taylor’s campaign treasurer. &ldquo...
Severe Weather: Slight vs Enhanced Risk

Severe Weather: Slight vs Enhanced Risk

In advance of the potential for strong to severe storms, the Storm Prediction Center will issue a report that is known as their convective outlook. This is used to help highlight the regions that will have the greatest ingredients for storm development.    One of the more commonly used outlooks is the ‘Slight Risk’.  This means a few storms could reach severe criteria; wind...
WSU police: Suspect following women into bathrooms arrested off-campus

WSU police: Suspect following women into bathrooms arrested off-campus

UPDATE @ 3:30 p.m. (Feb. 24) The Wright State University Police Department announced this afternoon that a suspect matching the description of a man entering a women’s restroom was arrested off-campus for similar indicents. Wright State police will be investigating this person for possible involvement in the campus cases. Anyone with information is urged to call university police at 937-775-2111...
Springfield mosque, church partner for fundraising brunch

Springfield mosque, church partner for fundraising brunch

A Springfield mosque and church will join forces this weekend for a common cause. Masjid An-Nur Mosque and Highlight Missionary Baptist Church are partnering for the 27th Annual Day of Caring Pancake Brunch, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26 at An-Nur Islamic Community Center, 743 W. Liberty St. The Day of Caring raises funds for local nonprofit agencies in various communities including food pantries...
Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

17-CV-0084 - U.S. Bank NA, as Trustee, v. James B. Uphold, Massillon, et al., complaint in foreclosure for property located at 27 Tenth St., SW, Massillon, for $36,426. 17-CV-0085 - Nationstar Mortgage LLC v. Robert W. Smith, 1190 Delta Road, et al., complaint in foreclosure for $66,207. 17-CV-0086 - PNC Bank, NA, v. Unknown spouse, heirs, creditors, executors, administrators, legatees and devisees...
Fox News commentator Alan Colmes has died

Fox News commentator Alan Colmes has died

Fox News commentator and host Alan Colmes has died, according to a report from Fox News. According to Fox News, Colmes was 66-years-old. Holmes was the best-know liberal commentator on Fox News for years and was a co-host with conservative Sean Hannity on the show ‘Hannity and Colmes.’ That was one of the first shows launched on the network when it started in 1996. Fox spokeswoman...
Clark County Municipal Court cases

Clark County Municipal Court cases

Spencer Alan Brown, 26, of Beavercreek, theft, guilty, 180 days jail; possession of drugs, possession of drug abuse instrument, dismissed. Brian Cody Hesson, 24, of Enon, possession of drugs, dismissed - prosecutor request. Tyece Michelle Holcomb, 41, of 3005 Columbus Ave., assault, dismissed - prosecutor request. Leah M. Holmes, 49, of 19 N. Murray St., receiving stolen property, dismissed - prosecutor...
Kenton Ridge band traveling to New Orleans for Mardi Gras parade

Kenton Ridge band traveling to New Orleans for Mardi Gras parade

The Kenton Ridge High School Marching Band is heading to New Orleans to perform this weekend at a Mardi Gras parade. “We are super excited,” Band Director Jim Templeton said. There are 108 students traveling for the event. It’s the second time in the past five years the Kenton Ridge band has traveled to take part in a major parade. In 2012, the group went to New York City to perform...
For first time, veterans can shop military exchanges online

For first time, veterans can shop military exchanges online

For the first time, veterans will be able to shop online at military exchanges, opening the door potentially to millions more shoppers. The online shopping benefit is due to land on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, potentially added thousands of customers in the Miami Valley. The change will open exchange shopping to 15 million veterans, according to Chris Ward, an Army & Air Force Exchange Service spokesman...
Quiet, mild overnight; record-breaking temps likely Friday

Quiet, mild overnight; record-breaking temps likely Friday

Quiet and mild overnight Record-breaking warmth likely Friday Storms to bring threat of damaging winds Friday evening Skies will remain mostly cloudy with a slight chance for a passing shower or storm north of Interstate 70, Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell said. Temperatures will remain unseasonably mild overnight, only dropping into the middle 50s by morning. FRIDAY: Skies will...
Winning ticket for $435M Powerball jackpot sold in Indiana

Winning ticket for $435M Powerball jackpot sold in Indiana

Hoosier Lottery officials said the winning Powerball ticket in Indiana was sold in Lafayette, a city that sits along I-65 between Indianapolis and Gary. Did you buy your Powerball ticket in Indiana? If so, check those numbers: You might have won the $435 million jackpot. The numbers drawn Wednesday night were 10, 13, 28, 52 and 61, with 2 as the Powerball.  Powerball's website early Thursday...
Smartphones causing problems for concert venues, performers 

Smartphones causing problems for concert venues, performers 

Concertgoers and patrons taking their smartphones into live performances is a growing annoyance across the country for performers and venue operators.  Too many concerts and performances are being transmitted live on social media and that has some performers and venue operators fighting back -- to the point that smartphones are being banned in some instances.  Not so at the Victoria Theatre...
Clark County district may reorganize schools students attend

Clark County district may reorganize schools students attend

Northeastern Local Schools — Clark County’s second largest school district — might change how it divides up students at two of its schools. Re-organizing Rolling Hills and Northridge elementary schools might be the best way to ensure students are being served in the district, Superintendent John Kronour said. District leaders have begun discussing shifting the grades that each school...
Springfield businessman who led big economic development efforts dies

Springfield businessman who led big economic development efforts dies

Jim Foreman, a self-made man who rose to be one of the leaders driving economic development in Springfield and championing charitable causes big and small, has died. Foreman, 76, died Tuesday at Springfield Regional Medical Center. He was the longtime owner of a downtown car dealership, finally selling Jim Foreman Buick, GMC, Cadillac in 2015. Foreman also served on the Chamber of Greater Springfield...
President Trump to withdraw guidance on transgender bathrooms

President Trump to withdraw guidance on transgender bathrooms

The Trump administration is expected to rescind guidance issued last year by President Barack Obama calling on public schools to provide transgender students with access to bathrooms that matches the gender they identify with. The apparent decision by President Donald Trump, will be cheered by legal conservatives. But word of the move provoked intense criticism from Democrats and members of the LGBT...

Bowling: Springfield senior wins for great-grandmother

Springfield senior Courtney Kaffenbarger had all the motivation she needed Wednesday. In addition to being in her final season bowling for the Wildcats, Kaffenbarger found inspiration in her great-grandmother. “She passed away mid-season, so I really wanted to do this for her,” the lone Springfield senior said. Kaffenbarger translated that motivation into a district berth as her 199-182-162&ndash...
Springfield wrestling navigates hectic layoff

Springfield wrestling navigates hectic layoff

It has been a hectic three weeks for Springfield High School wrestling coach Joe Cochran. Hectic in trying to keep everyone reined in during a layoff while keeping the focus on the sectional tournament. Add in the fact the wrestling season ends 14 days before the first pitch of the high school baseball season, and it has been interesting. “I have wrestlers trying to go to baseball tryouts,&rdquo...
Ellen DeGeneres gifts scholarships to an entire senior class

Ellen DeGeneres gifts scholarships to an entire senior class

The senior class at the Summit Academy in Brooklyn, New York, received an unforgettable gift from television host Ellen DeGeneres and Walmart.  All 41 members of the graduating class at the charter school received full four-year college scholarships to any state university in New York. The gift, donated by Walmart, is worth $1.6 million, DeGeneres told USA Today. Walmart already had given...
The Last March: Dayton Flyers seniors ready for final month

The Last March: Dayton Flyers seniors ready for final month

The theme next month is simple for a Dayton Flyers senior class that will down as the winningest in school history: The Last March. Two games remain in the regular season after Scoochie Smith led Dayton to an 89-82 overtime victory Friday against Davidson at Belk Arena. Dayton fans have one last chance to see Smith, Kendall Pollard, Kyle Davis and Charles Cooke at UD Arena. The Flyers host Virginia...
Scoochie Smith catches fire in OT for Dayton Flyers

Scoochie Smith catches fire in OT for Dayton Flyers

Dayton Flyers senior Scoochie Smith etched his name in the history books ages ago. His place is secure. He’ll finish his career ranked among Dayton’s all-time leaders in points and assists, and he’ll likely have appeared in more games than any player in school history when all is said and done. Smith has hit enough big shots in the last four seasons to keep fans entertained on YouTube...
Witches cast mass binding spell against Trump

Witches cast mass binding spell against Trump

Before taking office as president, Donald Trump called the controversy over Russian hacking during the 2016 election “a witch hunt.” For some people who are disgruntled with Trump after one month in office, the witching hour has arrived. A document making its rounds among the witch community is asking people who practice the craft to perform a monthly binding ritual until the president...
Scammer uses credit cards to go on $100,000 shopping spree

Scammer uses credit cards to go on $100,000 shopping spree

Laura Godfrey said she got a call earlier this month from someone she thought was with the FBI.
Muhammad Ali’s son detained at Florida airport

Muhammad Ali’s son detained at Florida airport

Muhammad Ali Jr., the son of the legendary boxer and a resident of Deerfield Beach, Florida, was detained for hours at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport earlier this month after returning from Jamaica, the Louisville Courier-Journal reported.  Ali Jr., 44, and his mother, Khalilah Camacho-Ali, were singled out and pulled aside by customs officials on Feb. 7 due to their Arabic-sounding...
Survey: Tooth Fairy’s payouts hit all-time high

Survey: Tooth Fairy’s payouts hit all-time high

This is the best time for kids to lose their baby teeth. The Tooth Fairy is paying out cash at an all-time rate. According to Delta Dental’s 13th annual Tooth Fairy survey, cash payouts have soared during the past year to an all-time high average of $4.66, a 75-cent increase over 2015. The Tooth Fairy’s high payout rate has historically been a good indicator of the economy, USA Today...
Bidding farewell to the Greatest Show on Earth

Bidding farewell to the Greatest Show on Earth

From magna cum laude at Loyola University to soaring across the arena as the human cannonball – it wasn’t a typical career path for Nicole Sanders. In addition to earning a bachelor’s degree in psychology, “Nitro Nicole,” as she is known to fans of The Greatest Show on Earth, spent years studying ballet and, later, fine-tuning her skills in a professional aerial program...
This time Democrats providing the anger at town halls

This time Democrats providing the anger at town halls

Rep. Mike Turner was out of the country last week, but that didn’t stop the demand for a town hall with the Dayton Republican. Turner, a member of the House Armed Services and House Intelligence Committees, was in Europe, receiving briefings at NATO and the International Atomic Energy Agency headquarters. But Tuesday, several dozen protesters gathered outside his Dayton office, clamoring for...
Coupon deals of the week

Coupon deals of the week

Coupon availability and coupon values may vary within different regions or neighborhoods. Always Discreet This week at Rite-Aid, Always Discreet liners and pads are on sale for $5. Use the $3 off one Always Discreet liners or pads coupon found in most of today’s Procter & Gamble inserts. With this savings, you pay just $2 for this item. Arm & Hammer Spinbrush This week at CVS, Arm & Hammer Spinbrush...
Art while you eat! Local artists love showing in restaurants

Art while you eat! Local artists love showing in restaurants

Don’t be surprised these days to find the salmon cakes or beef filets at your favorite restaurant served up with a generous side helping of landscapes or portraits. Area artists and restaurant owners have found that joining forces is a winning situation for both. Libby Rudolf, a local artist who’d been putting her work in gallery shows since her kids were in diapers in the 1990s, says...
Passion for celebrity pregnancy is inconceivable

Passion for celebrity pregnancy is inconceivable

For journalists who worry about declining circulation and the future of their profession, I have two reassuring words. Baby bumps. We are, if some portions of the news media are to be believed, a nation preoccupied with celebrity pregnancy. A country yearning to see photos of other people’s pending progeny. You can’t pick up a celebrity magazine or tune in to a gossipy television show...
Porch, patio enhance spacious 2-story

Porch, patio enhance spacious 2-story

HOUSE FEATURE 5291 Hearthstone Drive, Springfield 4-bedroom home includes basement, new kitchen Contributing writer Located in the Stonecroft subdivision of Springfield, this two-story home at 5291 Hearthstone Drive features a family room and a new kitchen. The property is listed by Coldwell Banker Heritage Roediger for $379,900. The home offers approximately 3,170 square feet of living space, and...
9 new books you will want to add to your spring reading list

9 new books you will want to add to your spring reading list

The major publishing houses are gearing up like finely oiled machines for springtime releases. Watch out for these titles over the next few months. “Police at the Station and They Don’t Look Friendly” by Adrian McKinty (Seventh Street Books, 320 pages, $15.95) March 7 Adrian McKinty is a finalist for a coveted Edgar Alan Poe Award from the Mystery Writers of America for his novel...

Understanding depression in youth

Depression has increased from 8.7 percent to 11.3 percent among youth 12 to 20 years of age in the past 10 years according to research published in the November Journal of Pediatrics. Based on the self-report of more than 175,000 adolescents, more young people are experiencing symptoms reflective of a major depressive episode. This increase was more notable among girls than boys, and more so with...
Family Christian closing all stores nationwide

Family Christian closing all stores nationwide

Christian faith-based book and gift store Family Christian is closing all of its 240 stores nationwide due to "declining sales," according to a Thursday news release from the company. The closure affects employees in 36 states, including Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Washington. The nonprofit chain employed more than 3,000...
Wright State women fall to Green Bay

Wright State women fall to Green Bay

The Wright State women had a chance to make history Friday night but instead were merely witnesses to it. Wisconsin-Green Bay outscored the Raiders 10-1 over the final 101 seconds to post a 58-51 win that moved the Phoenix into a tie for first place and kept alive their hopes for a 19th consecutive regular-season league title. “We have played a lot of games, and we are better than what we showed...

Wrestling: Graham builds comfortable lead at home

In its first season hosting the Division II sectional wrestling tournament, Graham was right at home. The Falcons advanced all 14 wrestlers to today’s semifinals Friday night in the Graham 1 sectional to sit atop the team race with 77.5 points, 34.5 more than closest challenger Valley View. Graham recorded six pins, a technical fall and received seven byes in the quarterfinals. Kenton Ridge...
Turnovers doom WSU in loss to Valparaiso

Turnovers doom WSU in loss to Valparaiso

Valparaiso didn’t have Horizon League leading scorer and rebounder Alec Peters, but Shane Hammink — and a sloppy Wright State squad — gave the Crusaders all the offense they would need. Hammink scored a career-high 25 points, and the Raiders committed a season-high 22 turnovers to help Valpo rally from a 10-point deficit to score an 84-74 victory. “I’ve coached a long...

H.S. Results for 2/24: Brooks hits buzzer-beater for Greeneview

After West Liberty-Salem took its first lead with 10 seconds to play, Kollyn Brooks went the length of the court and scored with .6 seconds left to give Greeneview a 57-56 win in a Division III boys basketball sectional opener on Friday at Northmont. Mason Schneider tallied 18 points and Brooks 13 for Greeneview. Trevor Burden led WLS with 15 points and Kannon Stillings chipped in 13. Greeneview moves...
Dayton Flyers rally to beat Davidson in OT

Dayton Flyers rally to beat Davidson in OT

The Dayton Flyers pulled off one of their most dramatic victories of the season, rally from 13 points down in the final minutes and then beating Davidson 89-82 in overtime Friday at Belk Arena thanks to one of the great performances in the career of Scoochie Smith. Star of the game: Smith scored 17 points and made all three of his 3-pointers in overtime. He did it all with four fouls. He picked up...
Valpo overcomes Peters absence to beat WSU

Valpo overcomes Peters absence to beat WSU

Even without Horizon League leading scorer and rebounder Alec Peters, Valparaiso was too much for Wright State as the Crusaders clinched at least a share of their fifth Horizon League regular-season title in the last six year with an 84-74 win at the Nutter Center. Peters, who averages 23.0 points and 10.1 rebounds, missed the game with a lower leg injury, snapping his streak of 134 consecutive starts...
In December, Sean Spicer said the White House wouldn’t ban media

In December, Sean Spicer said the White House wouldn’t ban media

On Friday, the White House announced that certain media outlets, including CNN, The New York Times, Politico and The Los Angeles Times, were banned from the press briefing called the gaggle. >> Read more trending news  After the bombshell decision by the White House, footage has been unearthed showing Sean Spicer reassuring a reporter that, unlike the campaign trail, the Trump...

Shawnee’s Seibert 6th at state swim

Shawnee senior Grace Seibert capped her high school career with a sixth-place finish in the 100-yard breaststroke on Friday night in the Division II state swim championships. Seibert, a runner-up in the event last year, clocked a time of 1 minute, 5.69 seconds at C.T. Branin Natatorium in Canton. Catholic Central freshman Bridget Engel finished one spot behind in seventh (1:06.04).
Shannen Doherty looks back on her treatment as she waits to learn if she is cancer free

Shannen Doherty looks back on her treatment as she waits to learn if she is cancer free

On Friday morning, actress Shannen Doherty posted a Flashback Friday picture on Instagram from when she was in the depths of her chemotherapy treatment in October. The emotional photo shows Doherty curling up in bed after a round of chemo sessions. "Last day of chemo. Exhausted. Now that I’m done with chemo and radiation, the waiting game is here," Doherty captioned the photo. "...
Florida doctor turns to Facebook to search for a kidney donor

Florida doctor turns to Facebook to search for a kidney donor

Dr. Stuart Himmelstein has spent the past four years anxiously waiting for a much-needed kidney, but like nearly 120,000 Americans on a transplant list, he's waiting on a miracle. So Himmelstein, a Delray Beach, Florida, internist diagnosed with kidney disease, is trying another approach for a transplant: Facebook. Himmelstein, a Lake Worth, Florida, resident and the former president...
Hundreds reportedly still without power in aftermath of area storms 

Hundreds reportedly still without power in aftermath of area storms 

Power outages are being reported as a result of the storms crossing through the region tonight.  According to the Dayton Power & Light online outage page:  At 11:30 p.m., there are 123 outages in Miami, 90 in Auglaize, 74 in Logan, 52 in Greene, 33 in Preble, 26 in Montgomery and scattered elsewhere (4 each in Clinton and Union, 2 in Darke and 1 each in Mercer and Champaign). DP&L Outages
A relaxed Barack Obama showed up in New York City and people couldn’t handle it

A relaxed Barack Obama showed up in New York City and people couldn’t handle it

Former President Barack Obama has only been gone from the White House for a little over a month, but for some, it seems like a lifetime. So when America’s 44th president showed up in New York City this week, many people were excited. A relaxed, tie-less Obama was pictured leaving a building on Fifth Avenue, and while no one was sure what he was doing, no one seemed to care. Joyous onlookers...
Green Bay women beat Wright State

Green Bay women beat Wright State

The Wright State women had a chance to make history Friday night but instead were merely witnesses to it. Wisconsin-Green Bay outscored the Raiders 10-1 over the final 101 seconds to post a 58-51 win that moved the Phoenix into a tie for first place and kept alive their hopes for a 19th consecutive regular-season league title. “We have played a lot of games, and we are better than what we showed...
Florida teen accused of fatally shooting friend while playing with gun

Florida teen accused of fatally shooting friend while playing with gun

Three young men were hanging out when one accidentally shot another, according to WPLG.  WFOR reported that Brandon Velez, 19, and Bobby Duverny, 20, were in a friend’s bedroom when they got their hands on a gun.  According to police, Velez was allegedly pointing the gun at Duverny, who grabbed the barrel, which caused the gun to discharge.  The third friend called 911, but Duverny...
Rare public forum has Miami putting student alcohol abuse in spotlight

Rare public forum has Miami putting student alcohol abuse in spotlight

Miami University officials threw another spotlight on student alcohol abuse Friday by holding a rare public forum with students and local police. The high-profile public meeting at the school’s Shriver Center on its main Oxford campus drew more than 120 students, top university officials and Oxford City Police officials. The event — called Building a Better Community by Confronting High-Risk...
Dog the Bounty Hunter had a message about bipartisanship at CPAC

Dog the Bounty Hunter had a message about bipartisanship at CPAC

Dog the Bounty Hunter is not a candidate for office. >> Read more trending news  “But I like to back them up,” he said, speaking from a podium as a giant banner showing Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke’s face hung behind him. Dog, whose real name is Duane Chapman, was taking questions Friday at a Draft Sheriff David Clarke for Senate Super PAC reception that was a subset...
Georgia man dies after deputy shocks him with Taser

Georgia man dies after deputy shocks him with Taser

A suspect has died after he was shocked with a Taser by deputies executing a search warrant.  Butts County deputies executed a narcotics and meth search warrant around 5 a.m. Friday at a home near Jackson, Georgia. There was an altercation between deputies and the suspect, Douglas Tanner, 53.  A deputy shocked Tanner with a Taser. He was taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead...
Five things to know about La Niña

Five things to know about La Niña

Five things to know about La Niña: 1. La Niña is part of an important climate phenomena called ENSO, or the El Niño-Southern Oscillation. ENSO includes the climate patterns of El Niño, La Niña and when the atmosphere is in a neutral state.2. La Niña occurs when the waters of the central and equatorial Pacific are cooler than normal. The change in water temperatures...
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: 'I will do this job as long as I can do it'

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: 'I will do this job as long as I can do it'

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg told an audience in Washington, D.C. on Thursday that she will keep her position on the nation's highest court for as long as she's able to do her job. "I will do this job as long as I can do it full speed, and when I can't, that'll be the time I will step down," the 83-year-old associate justice said during an appearance at George Washington University...
Vincej excited for his chance with Reds

Vincej excited for his chance with Reds

Zach Vincej is excited but trying to keep his emotions in check. He is saying the right things, but in his first big-league camp as a non-roster invitee, Vincej (pronounced VIN-see) admits to some butterflies. “It’s just another game, naturally, you’ll get a few butterflies in the beginning,” said Vincej. “Once the game starts it is just another game really. I’ve...
14 fast facts about giraffes

14 fast facts about giraffes

April the giraffe may be welcoming her new calf with partner Oliver at any time now. The mammal at the Animal Adventure Park in New York has had viewers on high alert for over 24 hours. While we wait for the new calf, here are some facts on giraffes: Calves are 6 feet tall when they are born. Male giraffes, such as April's partner, Oliver, may grow up to 18 feet tall. Female giraffes such as mother...
WSU men’s swimming team wins first relay title in five years

WSU men’s swimming team wins first relay title in five years

The Wright State men’s swimming team captured its first Horizon League relay championship in five years Thursday in Chicago. Chance Conley, Dominic Poletta, Bradford Johnson and PJ Musser won the 200-yard freestyle in one minute, 21.59 seconds to help the Raiders move into fourth place in the team standings heading into the weekend swims. The last time a WSU relay team won a conference title...
Dog chained up for 15 years gets new forever home

Dog chained up for 15 years gets new forever home

A dog named Bear spent most of his 15 years of life chained in a yard, until a non-profit animal rescue organization stepped in. USA Today reported Friday that a lab mix named Bear was rescued by Guardians of Rescue, which was able to convince the dog's owners to surrender him. "We received a call about a dog in need of a dog house," Robert Misseri, the founder and president of GOR...
Rory McIlroy: Golf with Trump wasn’t ‘endorsement nor a political statement’

Rory McIlroy: Golf with Trump wasn’t ‘endorsement nor a political statement’

Golfer Rory McIlroy apparently has been taking some heat for teeing up with President Donald Trump last weekend at Trump International Golf Club. McIlroy, currently the PGA Tour’s third-ranked player in the world, issued a statement on Twitter this afternoon that suggests he’s been “called a fascist and a bigot” for hitting the links...

Not letting cursive die

The emails keep coming in on the future, or not, of cursive handwriting. From Debby Kaucher: “I, too, feel that cursive is a needed requirement in schools. Handwriting is unique and valuable. Receiving a handwritten ‘Thank You’ is always appreciated. My mother taught us to write Thank You notes for receiving a gift, help, etc. When sending sympathy cards, the handwritten note is...
‘Get out of my country,’ white man screams before gunning down Indian bar patrons, witnesses say

‘Get out of my country,’ white man screams before gunning down Indian bar patrons, witnesses say

A Kansas man accused of killing an Indian man and wounding two others in a shooting in a bar screamed for them to “get out of (his) country” before opening fire, witnesses said. Adam W. Purinton, 51, of Olathe, is charged with one count of first-degree murder and two counts of attempted first-degree murder in connection with the Wednesday night shooting at Austins Bar & Grill in Olathe...
Dayton police investigate Cincinnati-area man’s homicide poetry

Dayton police investigate Cincinnati-area man’s homicide poetry

A Cincinnati-area man’s poem about accidentally shooting a friend and placing him in the trunk of a vehicle prompted social workers to contact Dayton police, who called two Ohio sheriffs to check unsolved cases. Sheriff’s offices in Hamilton and Brown counties told Dayton police they were unaware of any unsolved homicides matching the poem, according to a police report reviewed by this...
CNN, New York Times barred from White House press briefing

CNN, New York Times barred from White House press briefing

Several news organizations were barred Friday from attending a White House press briefing, including CNN, The New York Times, Politico and The Hill. The Hill reported that the blocked organizations also included the Los Angeles Times, BuzzFeed News, the Daily Mail, BBC News and the New York Daily News. White House press secretary Sean Spicer decided against holding a traditional press briefing...
Air Force Museum plane plays major role in Oscar-nominated film

Air Force Museum plane plays major role in Oscar-nominated film

One of the biggest characters in the critically acclaimed and Oscar nominated film “Jackie” is made out of metal and doesn’t have any lines.  A fictional version of the BOEING VC-137C SAM 26000 on display at the National Museum of the United States Air Force at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base is the setting for a key scene in the movie “Jackie” starring ...
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