Family of Medway man killed on Tecumseh Road files wrongful death suit

The family of a man struck and killed on Tecumseh Road nearly a year ago has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the owners of the SUV state troopers have alleged hit him. Lawrence J. Mason, 45, of Medway, allegedly was struck and killed by a silver 2015 Dodge Durango on Tuesday, Sept. 6, according to a state patrol crash report. Mason was standing on the east shoulder of North Tecumseh Road in...


Springfield woman accused of passing out in car with 19 grams of meth

Springfield woman accused of passing out in car with 19 grams of meth

Springfield police allegedly they found a woman passed out behind the wheel of a running car and with drugs, guns and money in it. Tinisha Delong, 33, of Springfield, has been charged in Clark County Municipal Court with possession of drugs, trafficking in drugs, OVI and improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle. Springfield police alleged they found her at a gas station on East Main Street...
Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

COMMON PLEAS COURT NEW SUITS 17-CV-0451 - Caliber Home Loans, Inc., v. Tiffany L. Haddock, 1802 Memorial Dr., et al., complaint in foreclosure for property located at 117 Larchmont Ave., for $76,030. 17-CV-0453 - The Huntington National Bank, Columbus, v. Robert Q. Baker, 3350 Troy Road, et al., complaint in foreclosure for $169,477. 17-CV-0454 - Security National Bank, Division of The Park National...
Speedway, major Clark County employer, raises $2.5M at charity event

Speedway, major Clark County employer, raises $2.5M at charity event

Speedway, one of Clark County’s biggest employers, raised almost $2.5 million for charity during its annual Speedway Miracle Tournament at the NCR Country Club. MORE: Enon-based Speedway hits near record earnings of $239M The money raised will benefit the Children’s Miracle Hospital Network. The Enon-based company has raised more than $90 million for the hospital...
Workplace incivility, aggression impacts more than half of US workers

Workplace incivility, aggression impacts more than half of US workers

What’s causing so much unhappiness at work for more than half of American workers? Incivility in the workplace, according to a new study. Nearly 55 percent of workers say they’ve faced “unpleasant or potentially hazardous” conditions at work, according to a new study by the Rand Corp., Harvard Medical School and the University of California, Los Angeles. The study of more than...
Clark County strays, lost dogs won’t go to Dayton shelter

Clark County strays, lost dogs won’t go to Dayton shelter

Clark County won’t send strays and runaway dogs to a shelter in Dayton, according to Clark County commissioners. The commissioners said in a news release that they’re seeking a new place for dogs picked up by the Clark County dog wardens. “The county is in the process of obtaining a facility suitable to house the county dogs,” the release says. “Impounded dogs will not...
Mechanicsburg man accused of raping 2 young kids

Mechanicsburg man accused of raping 2 young kids

A previously convicted sex offender has been accused of raping two young children in Clark County, according to court records. Charles C. Skelton, 44, of 13041 Ohio 56 in Mechanicsburg, has been charged with two counts of rape. The victims were 6 and 4 years old at the time of the alleged offenses, which deputies alleged occurred in Pleasant Twp. continuously between May of 2016 and March of this...
Near record freshman class enrolls at Witt, major Springfield employer

Near record freshman class enrolls at Witt, major Springfield employer

Wittenberg University received a near record enrollment for the upcoming school year as students moved in on Thursday. Close to 1,800 students will attend the liberal arts college, new President Mike Frandsen said. That includes 588 students in the 2021 graduating class. That includes freshmen and transfer students. RELATED: New Wittenberg president wants stronger ties with Springfield Wittenberg...
Clark County council votes against merging 2 clerk of courts offices

Clark County council votes against merging 2 clerk of courts offices

The Clark County Criminal Justice Council voted to no longer examine consolidating two local clerk of courts offices, due at least in part due to the cost to combine computer systems. Council members also questioned the Chamber of Greater Springfield’s motivation for asking local government leaders to move forward with the consolidation. The majority of council members voted in favor of ending...
What’s a degree worth? Area college grads question the cost

What’s a degree worth? Area college grads question the cost

Studies show college graduates earn more than those without a degree, but you won’t convince Megan Abell of the value of her advanced education. After graduating with an associate’s degree in fashion merchandising and $85,000 in loan debt from a now defunct institution in Cincinnati, the 28-year-old Kettering resident is working at a local hospital gift shop and making around $22,000 per...
$7M behind push to make Ohio landing site for drone work

$7M behind push to make Ohio landing site for drone work

More than three years since Ohio was snubbed in a bid for a coveted federally designated drone test site, officials have targeted a renewed push to make the region a leading hot spot to test and build future unmanned aerial technology. Advocates want Ohio to be the test site of “Jetsons-like” personal air vehicles by 2022. They also want a stake in the development of package delivery drones...
Few showers Saturday; heating up for Monday’s solar eclipse

Few showers Saturday; heating up for Monday’s solar eclipse

Partly cloudy skies and comfortable conditions are expected through the evening with temperatures falling into the 70s, Storm Center 7 Meteorologist McCall Vrydaghs said. Quiet and comfortable evening A few showers around early Saturday Heating up for Monday solar eclipse Overnight: Clouds increase with a few showers possible to the northwest by sunrise. Lows will be in the middle 60s. ...
Clark County Municipal Court cases

Clark County Municipal Court cases

CASES CALLED WEDNESDAY INCLUDED: Christian Frederick Bechtold, 53, of Upper Arlington, OVI amended to lanes of travel, guilty, fined $100. Anthony Ray Brown, 33, of 330 S. Belmont Ave., OVI, guilty, 180 days jail with 170 days suspended, 12 months probation, 24 months driver’s license suspension, 90 day immobilization, fined $525; OVI, speed, no seat belt, dismissed; drug abuse marijuana, dismissed...
Car flips over guardrail on I-70W in Clark County

Car flips over guardrail on I-70W in Clark County

A car flipped over a guardrail tonight on Interstate 70 in Springfield Twp. The Ohio State Highway Patrol’s Springfield Post is investigating the crash. It is not clear whether there were any injuries, a dispatcher said. The crash did not close the highway. A car reportedly flipped over a guardrail tonight on Interstate 70 in Clark County. The crash was reported around 9:45 p.m. in the westbound...
Springfield groups partner on marriage programs after grants end

Springfield groups partner on marriage programs after grants end

The Marriage Resource Center and Citi Lookout have recently partnered together to keep the center available to the public. The Marriage Resource Center launched in 2004 to address high divorce rates in Clark County. The group’s mission is to provide relationship and marriage education resources that build strong families and strong futures. It received two separate federal grants between 2006...
2 injured when pickup truck-and-trailer crash off I-675 South in Fairborn

2 injured when pickup truck-and-trailer crash off I-675 South in Fairborn

Two people are recovering this morning after their pickup truck, which was hauling a trailer, crashed off the right side of I-675 South, near Ohio 444, in Fairborn Thursday evening. Both people in the vehicle were taken to Soin Medical Center. >> Check latest traffic conditions on our traffic map.  Sgt. John Chesser, Ohio Highway Patrol, said the truck went off the right side of the...
Springfield police unsure why woman killed on U.S. 40 was in roadway

Springfield police unsure why woman killed on U.S. 40 was in roadway

Springfield police say it’s unknown why the woman struck and killed on U.S. 40 on Wednesday night was outside of her car and standing in the roadway. Elizabeth S. Brightman, 41, of Columbus was standing about two feet in the roadway on Wednesday night, according to Springfield Police Sgt. Brett Bauer. She was just outside the open driver side rear door of her 2003 Toyota, which was parked on...
High School Football: Graham next success story on coach’s list

High School Football: Graham next success story on coach’s list

In his football career, both playing and coaching, Shane Cahill has experienced success at every level. Cahill, 26, played on three regional finalist teams at West Jefferson High School. He was an all-conference linebacker at Urbana University, helping the Blue Knights to the most wins in program history in a four-year span (26). And the last three seasons he served as Mechanicsburg’s defensive...
Elderberries ready for wine

Elderberries ready for wine

Above the arching jimson-weeds flare twos And twos of sallow-yellow butterflies, Like blooms of lorn primroses blowing loose, When autumn winds arise. — James Whitcomb Riley The Almanack Horoscope Moon Time: The Blackberry Moon reaches perigee, its position closest to Earth, on August 18, and becomes the new Cricket and Katydid Moon at 1:30 p.m. on August 21. Rising after midnight and setting...
Springfield teen takes silver at world youth reining championship

Springfield teen takes silver at world youth reining championship

A 14-year-old Shawnee Middle School student recently won a team silver medal in reining at the world championship. Sam Flarida, son of Michele and Shawn Flarida, traveled to Switzerland to compete on the Platinum Performance U.S. Junior Team for the 2017 SVAG FEI World Reining Championship. On the youth team, Flarida helped the U.S. nab the silver medal and as an individual, placed 10th overall. &ldquo...
Power outages fall across Miami Valley

Power outages fall across Miami Valley

The number of customers without power has fallen by hundreds between 5 and 6 p.m. Montgomery County has 284 outages as of 6:05 p.m., according to the DP&L online outage map. There are power outages reported across the Miami Valley.  Dayton Power and Light reports 909 without power in Montgomery County, as of 5 p.m. Ohio Edison currently has fewer than 5 customers without power in Clark...
Former Children’s doctor indicted on sex charge arrested in D.C. 

Former Children’s doctor indicted on sex charge arrested in D.C. 

Arun Aggarwal was arrested Friday after attempting to flee the country according to the Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office. Aggarwal was arrested in Washington D.C.  after flying from Cleveland to Dulles International Airport in an attempt to catch a connecting flight to India.  Aggarwal is currently at the Loudoun County detention center where he will remain in custody until he...
Springfield police, deputies to up patrols looking for drunk drivers

Springfield police, deputies to up patrols looking for drunk drivers

The Clark County Sheriff’s Office and Springfield Police Division will begin extra patrols as part of the national Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign, starting Friday, Aug. 18, and lasting through Sept. 3. The campaign will focus on the enforcement of impaired motor vehicles, speeding violations and seat belt violations. Police officers and deputies will enforce a zero tolerance policy...
Before you watch eclipse: See what local eye doctors are warning

Before you watch eclipse: See what local eye doctors are warning

You don’t want to miss the eclipse. But you also don’t want to look too closely. As enthusiasm builds for the first total solar eclipse in more than 100 years on Monday, local eye doctors are warning residents in the Dayton area to avoid direct eye contact with the eclipse or risk permanent retina damage. The solar eclipse will have a 70-mile wide path that will have a brief total eclipse...
Student debt by Ohio colleges: What’s really going on

Student debt by Ohio colleges: What’s really going on

Around two-thirds of all 2015 Ohio college graduates have student loan debt. In Ohio, students who take out loans graduate with around $30,239 on average in debt, according to a report from the Institute for College Access and Success. At both Wright State University and the University of Dayton though, students with loans owed more than the state average. RELATED: In their words: Local college grads...
Hey Connecticut, Back off first flight claims: Ohio was first

Hey Connecticut, Back off first flight claims: Ohio was first

The war between Ohio and Connecticut over who was first in flight has heated up again with both sides claiming pioneering aviators in their home state claim the title. Ohio Rep. Rick Perales, R-Beavercreek, is scheduled Friday to trek to Huffman Prairie Flying Field where Orville and Wilbur Wright perfected the airplane to present a proclamation declaring the Dayton duo first to fly in powered flight...
Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

COMMON PLEAS COURT NEW SUITS 17-CV-0452 - Lakeview Loan Servicing, LLC, v. Theresa A. Howland, 4311 Tritle Trl., et al., complaint in foreclosure for $102,997. CURRENT BUSINESS JPMorgan Chase Bank, NA, v. Alice F. Hittepole, et al., judgment vacated, case dismissed. State of Ohio v. Shane Lee Howard, convicted of two counts passing bad checks, 12 months prison each count to be served consecutively...
What happened when the Ku Klux Klan came to Springfield 23 years ago?

What happened when the Ku Klux Klan came to Springfield 23 years ago?

The Ku Klux Klan propelled Springfield into the national spotlight in March 1994 when it held a rally in front of the Clark County Common Pleas Court. The Springfield News-Sun’s headline of the event read: “They came, they shouted, they left.” Earlier this week, Springfield Mayor Warren Copeland spoke out about the recent violence in Charlottesville, Va., that saw three people die...
It’s hay fever season in Southwest Ohio: 5 things you need to know

It’s hay fever season in Southwest Ohio: 5 things you need to know

The end of spring doesn’t mean your allergy struggles are over. Southwest Ohio is gearing up for another season of high pollen. Ragweed allergen levels will be high, starting this week and could continue to be a problem for allergy sufferers until mid-October, according to local allergy experts. Pollen counts in the Miami Valley will be higher this week, and top allergens include ragweed, grasses...
New store opens at The Greene in Beavercreek

New store opens at The Greene in Beavercreek

A new puzzle shop has opened at The Greene Town Center in Beavercreek. Puzzle Plus, a family-owned puzzle store, sells jigsaws, brain teasers, puzzle books and games. The store carries games and puzzles for all ages and skill levels. The puzzle store opened in 1995 in Beavercreek, but just moved to a new location at The Greene at 4465 Glengarry Drive. That’s next to Tilly’s and across...
Clark County commissioners approve store rezoning despite objections

Clark County commissioners approve store rezoning despite objections

Clark County commissioners approved Wednesday a rezoning for a proposed retail store in Bethel Twp., despite multiple objections from upset residents who live nearby — including some who asked voters to remember the decision at the polls. The rezoning for a proposed two-acre Dollar General store at 5550 W. National Road was approved by a 2-1 vote after a contentious two-hour meeting Wednesday...
Springfield VA clinic outgrows location, plans $1M expansion project

Springfield VA clinic outgrows location, plans $1M expansion project

The Dayton VA Medical Center plans a nearly $1 million expansion for its Springfield outpatient clinic in order to offer more services. The health-care system announced Wednesday that it has outgrown its current space on Burnett Road. The Veterans Affairs office has solicited offers for a proposed new location. The project has health and economic benefits that will help the Springfield region, said...
Springfield Art Museum to showcase the work of famous Ohio painter

Springfield Art Museum to showcase the work of famous Ohio painter

A window into time through the works of an artistic pioneer will be the focus of the Springfield Museum of Art’s next exhibition. “Faces of the Heartland: James R. Hopkins” showcases the work of one of the art world’s first regionalist painters and an Ohio native highlighted by his figural and portrait works of the residents of Cumberland, Ky. in the early part of the 20th...
Skies dry out overnight; quiet for Friday

Skies dry out overnight; quiet for Friday

It stays mild and muggy overnight with lows around 70 degrees, Storm Center 7 Meteorologist McCall Vrydaghs said. Mild and muggy through the night Chance for storms again Saturday Hot, humid for Eclipse Monday Friday: Partly sunny, breezy and warm conditions are expected. It will feel more comfortable with highs in the low 80s. Saturday: Sunshine early with clouds increasing...
Hundreds flock to Springfield vigil to stand against hate, racism

Hundreds flock to Springfield vigil to stand against hate, racism

More than 250 people attended a vigil in downtown Springfield in light of recent events in Charlottesville, Va., that saw three people die amid violent protests. Several local leaders from different backgrounds spoke out about the hatred seen during the white supremacist rallies in Virginia — and stressed Springfield won’t stand for racism and inequality — as part of Indivisible...
2 Antioch students witness car attack in Charlottesville

2 Antioch students witness car attack in Charlottesville

Two Antioch College students in Charlottesville said they never will forget what they saw when protests turned deadly. “People were running in every direction. It was like a bomb had gone off. It was chaos, it was pandemonium,” said Spencer Glazer, a photojournalism major who wanted to document Saturday’s event. Glazer and Daniel Cox drove to Virginia to counter a white supremacist...
Woman struck, killed on U.S. 40, east of Springfield identified

Woman struck, killed on U.S. 40, east of Springfield identified

The woman struck and killed on U.S. 40 has been identified by the Springfield Police Division. Elizabeth S. Brightman, 41, of Columbus was standing in the roadway about 8:15 p.m. just outside the open driver side rear door of her 2003 Toyota, which was parked on the shoulder with its flashers on, according to the police report. She was then hit by a 2003 Dodge Stratus driven by Alexandria L. Thomas...
Springfield North football: Top 7 players in Panthers history

Springfield North football: Top 7 players in Panthers history

As rivalries go, Springfield North and South had it going on as good as any in the state for its time in the spotlight. Football games at Evans Stadium on Clifton Avenue were a must-see event. Growing up to be a celebrated Panther or Wildcat was a handed-down and expected tradition. North always seemed to be in catch-up mode to South in football, especially during the Panthers’ early years....
Clark County students head back to school

Clark County students head back to school

Clark County students grabbed their backpacks and settled into classrooms Wednesday morning as districts opened their doors for the first day of school. Children at Horace Mann Elementary School in Springfield put away pencils, listened to class rules and answered short survey questions about themselves. MORE: The Dome open house brings in Springfield community “I’ve got 21 homeroom teachers...
High School Football: First-year Urbana coach excited to lead Climbers

High School Football: First-year Urbana coach excited to lead Climbers

What drew Carlton Cotner to become the new football coach at Urbana? The chance to put the winning back in the Hillclimbers’ tradition. “The pride people have in this place is something that just attracts you to it,” Cotner said. MORE FOOTBALL PREVIEWS »Catholic Central short on players, but not expectations »Wildcats open practice with great expectations »Tecumseh...
UD’s largest class in history to move to campus today

UD’s largest class in history to move to campus today

The University of Dayton will welcome around 2,250 new students today, marking both freshmen move-in day and the school’s largest incoming class in history. Motorists can expect some traffic delays on roadways surrounding the University of Dayton during the move in day. Students will begin moving in at 7 a.m. Friday and more freshmen will filter onto campus throughout the day, said Cari Wallace...
Springfield school to host prominent parenting author

Springfield school to host prominent parenting author

Ridgewood School has partnered with Rocking Horse Community Health Center and the Community Health Foundation to bring New York Times best-selling author and psychologist Dr. Leonard Sax to Springfield on Sept. 12. The school previously held a Parenting with a Purpose program, originally hosted Dr. John Rosemond in 1989 and spoke on the Six Point Plan for Raising Happy, Healthy Children. MORE: ...
Mother flees with child after carjacker tries to pull her from her car

Mother flees with child after carjacker tries to pull her from her car

A mother, fearing for her and her daughter’s life, jumped a curb while fleeing from a carjacker. The victim said she was getting gas from a Texaco station when a small red Toyota pulled onto the parking lot. Officers said the man in the red Toyota approached her truck and asked for a ride down the street. The victim said no, because she had her child in the car. So, the suspect walked away...
Man fatally shoots AAA worker over long response time, police say

Man fatally shoots AAA worker over long response time, police say

Surveillance video recently released by police captures the moment a Miami man shot and killed a AAA contract worker in July.  Jesus Esquivel, 63, confessed to fatally shooting the man over the amount of time it took for AAA to get him assistance, the Miami Herald reports.  In a video taken across the street from his Kendall home, a man, believed to be Esquivel, is seen walking...
5 takeaways from a Western and Southern Open first-timer

5 takeaways from a Western and Southern Open first-timer

This week I had my first Western and Southern Open experience.  Although it was cut short by a nasty rain storm, I saw enough to convince me I need to make a return trip.  Here are my top takeaways from my visit:  The Graeter’s turtle sundae really hit the spot, giving me the energy to seek out actual tennis.  I found it at Stadium 3, where Yuichi Sugita rallied from a first-set...
Man pours coffee on controversial 'InfoWars' host Alex Jones

Man pours coffee on controversial 'InfoWars' host Alex Jones

Alex Jones, a radio host of “InfoWars” and conspiracy theorist who has alleged the Sandy Hook school shooting was a hoax, took to the streets of Seattle this week. Videos on Facebook and Twitter show Jones walking around downtown and talking to people on the sidewalk about recent events surrounding President Donald Trump. Some people ignored Jones’ provocative questions while others...
Boy, 2, chokes to death on grape at grocery store

Boy, 2, chokes to death on grape at grocery store

A toddler choked to death on a grape at a grocery store after his mother was unable to perform CPR. Mother Emma Carver did not notice her son Ayyan Umar, 2, had eaten some grapes until she heard him making choking sounds last week. “I started banging on him,” mother Emma Carver told WXYZ. “But it wasn't getting it out, so it had to be lodged.” One shopper called 911 while...
Six Flags will now only fly American flag, report says

Six Flags will now only fly American flag, report says

From now on, only one flag will fly over Six Flags amusement parks. Six Flags Over Texas park officials confirmed that the six different flags that had previously flown over the park, including the Confederate States of America flag, will be replaced by six American flags, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.  “We always choose to focus on celebrating the things that unite us versus...
76-year-old woman thanks police officers for mowing her lawn when her mower was stolen

76-year-old woman thanks police officers for mowing her lawn when her mower was stolen

A 76-year-old woman is thanking her local Police Department for taking care of her lawn after someone stole her mower. Officer Garrett Fontanez was patrolling a Knoxville, Tennessee neighborhood when 76-year-old Betty Brown flagged down his patrol car. She explained to the officer that someone stole her push mower, and she was wondering where she could find someone to help her mow her lawn, WBIR...
Moraine-based wholesaler celebrates growth, new office

Moraine-based wholesaler celebrates growth, new office

Moraine-based Winsupply Inc., one of the largest distributors in the nation, has opened a new Winsupply company in Franklin, Tenn., its fifth new company of 2017. Winsupply of Franklin will serve plumbing contractors in one of the fastest growing markets in the United States, and throughout greater Nashville, the company said Friday. RELATED: Moraine company sees sales explode across nation The...
What is the cool solar eclipse catchphrase everybody's talking about?

What is the cool solar eclipse catchphrase everybody's talking about?

Keep your umbra, penumbra and antumbra, your shadow bands and Baily’s Beads, too. When it comes to contagious catchphrases that have become part of the dialogue during this season of eclipse fever, the best has to be “The Path of Totality.” We just can’t shut up about it. It’s like we’ve become a nation of overnight astrophysicists. For the eclipse-challenged...
19 things you never knew about the 19th Amendment and women’s suffrage

19 things you never knew about the 19th Amendment and women’s suffrage

Ninety-seven years ago today, the 19th Amendment to the constitution was ratified, mandating full suffrage for women in all states. The amendment states that the right of citizens to vote “shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.” Here are 19 things to know about the 19th Amendment, ratified on Aug. 18, 1920: The struggle for women&rsquo...
Towing company under fire, accused of gouging customers

Towing company under fire, accused of gouging customers

A man accused of gouging customers for thousands of dollars is now facing a civil lawsuit after criminal charges were withdrawn by the District Attorney Thursday. Brian Haenze, the owner Tag Towing and Collision, learned in court Thursday that Liberty Mutual Insurance is coming after him. “They’ve tried to sue civilly before,” Haenze told Channel 11. “It’s completely...
Dozens of Joe's Crab Shack restaurants abruptly close

Dozens of Joe's Crab Shack restaurants abruptly close

Dozens of Joe’s Crab Shack locations across the United States abruptly closed without warning amidst its parent company’s bankruptcy proceedings. Calls to a location in Duluth, Georgia, went unanswered Thursday afternoon, and restaurant review site Yelp deemed it closed based on user feedback. The Gwinnett site is also not listed on the company’s website. The Duluth location...
Joey Votto is Kris Bryant’s favorite player

Joey Votto is Kris Bryant’s favorite player

Cubs fans may not be thrilled with star third baseman Kris Bryant’s favorite player. Bryant admitted that his top preferred player is Reds first baseman Kris Bryant. “He’s the best player ever,” Bryant said before Wednesday’s game versus Cincinnati. “He’s my favorite player. I love watching him. I love talking to him, just picking his brain. “He gets...
How the Ohio State offense is getting its swagger back

How the Ohio State offense is getting its swagger back

We’ve reached the point in the football preseason that themes can start to run into the ground.  “How will X be better than it was last year, coach?” is a well-worn question in July and August.  Whatever went wrong a season ago is inevitably a central theme to the following preseason.  Such as it is with an Ohio State offense that was at times explosive but also disappeared...
How will your pets react to the solar eclipse?

How will your pets react to the solar eclipse?

The Aug. 21 Great American Solar Eclipse will be the first total solar eclipse to stretch coast to coast in the continental United States in 99 years. Humans are expected to react with amazement when the thin path of totality, or total eclipse, passes through portions of 14 states, but what about their pets? Dogs and cats will be affected by the eclipse much less than wildlife, according...
Suspended WSU prof wants to teach off-campus

Suspended WSU prof wants to teach off-campus

A suspended Wright State professor who is under a restraining order that keeps him from coming within 500 feet of a student who accused him of inappropriately touching her has asked the school to let him teach off-campus, according to university disciplinary records obtained by the Dayton Daily News. Those records show Nasser Kashou adamantly denies the allegations, claiming he was demonstrating his...
How ‘Bad Boys’ became the ‘Cops’ theme song — and a youth anthem

How ‘Bad Boys’ became the ‘Cops’ theme song — and a youth anthem

You know the song. Everyone knows the song — and that’s in large part thanks to “Cops,” which has aired more than 1,000 episodes to date and is celebrating that milestone with a special Monday on Spike. Florida-based reggae group Inner Circle first released “Bad Boys” in 1987 before “Cops,” creator John Langley discovered it...
DA: Mom didn’t report molestation due to 'hectic' schedule

DA: Mom didn’t report molestation due to 'hectic' schedule

A Georgia mother didn’t tell police that her boyfriend sexually abused her 6-year-old daughter because of her “hectic work schedule,” the Gwinnett County District Attorney’s Office said. The boyfriend, Damylo Morrow, was convicted Thursday of sexual battery and acquitted of child molestation after a three-day trial. The mother pleaded guilty to two counts of first-degree cruelty...
9/11 first responder father, son die months apart of cancer

9/11 first responder father, son die months apart of cancer

Fifteen years after the horrific attacks and aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, a father and son have succumbed to cancer within months of each other. Their deaths are being attributed to cancer that has been tied to ground zero, CNN reported. Robert Alexander, 43, died this week. His father Raymond Alexander, 76, died nine months ago. >> Read more trending news Raymond Alexander was...
Man accelerates to cross rising drawbridge, lands safely on other side

Man accelerates to cross rising drawbridge, lands safely on other side

A man driving to Cape May with his family had to accelerate when a drawbridge abruptly starting rising beneath their vehicle, police said. Terence Naphys was driving with his wife, daughter and her friend when the Middle Thorofare Bridge lifted three to six feet as their RAV4 crossed, according to WRC. So Naphys accelerated and jumped the gap. "It's scary what's going through your...
Yawkey Way name change proposed; Sox owner 'haunted' by legacy

Yawkey Way name change proposed; Sox owner 'haunted' by legacy

The Red Sox ownership team has initiated an effort to rename Yawkey Way. The road, which passes in front of Fenway Park, is named for former team owner Tom Yawkey, who bought the Red Sox in 1933 and owned it until his death in 1976. In 1947, during Yawkey’s tenure, Jackie Robinson became the first African-American Major League Baseball player. Twelve years later, the Red Sox became the last...
Regarding the ‘Urban Meyer is overrated/underrated’ at Ohio State thing

Regarding the ‘Urban Meyer is overrated/underrated’ at Ohio State thing

This “Urban Meyer has underachieved at Ohio State thing” is a stupid, made-up story, but people love to click those so it's probably worth a few minutes.  I would say he's overachieved twice, underachieved twice and hit expectations pretty much on the head once in five seasons in which he is 61-6 with one national championship, one Big Ten championship and five conference division...
Steve Bannon out as White House strategist

Steve Bannon out as White House strategist

Almost exactly one year after Steve Bannon left his position as executive chair of the conservative website Breitbart News in favor of joining Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, the 63-year-old is leaving the White House. The White House confirmed in a statement that Friday would be Bannon’s last day as part of the administration.
Teen who received heart transplant dies on first day of school

Teen who received heart transplant dies on first day of school

A teen, who was supposed to be celebrating with his family on the first day of school, died an hour after he posed for the traditional first day of school photo. Peyton West, 13, was born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome. He had three open-heart surgeries by the time he was 5, WCPO reported. In March 2017, he had a heart transplant. After worrying about health setbacks and potential...
Teen accused of fatally stabbing mother’s abuser won’t face charges, prosecutors say

Teen accused of fatally stabbing mother’s abuser won’t face charges, prosecutors say

A teenager who fatally stabbed his mother’s abuser with a pair of scissors will likely not face charges, prosecutors said. The evidence and circumstances “seems like a valid case of self-defense,” Chief Deputy Prosecutor Zach Craig told The Star Press. “We don’t anticipate filing charges.” The man, who was the mother’s boyfriend, was physically abusing...
Top 2017 job announcements: What’s really going on

Top 2017 job announcements: What’s really going on

A perennial concern of recent years is that Ohio is not creating jobs as fast as the nation at large. But that doesn’t mean Dayton and the region around it haven’t seen opportunities and plenty of announcements so far in 2017. Employers large and small have made moves — and we’ve followed them. Here are some of the biggest jobs stories the region has seen so far this year....
Relive the Reds’ nine-run second inning against Cubs

Relive the Reds’ nine-run second inning against Cubs

The Reds broke out the bats against Cubs starter Jon Lester. Cincinnati put up nine runs on Lester in the second inning. It was the most they’ve scored in a frame since scoring 10 in the sixth inning of a 12-5 win over the Tigers on Aug. 24, 2015. From Joey Votto’s homer to Phillip Ervin’s broken bat single to Jose Peraza’s hit bouncing off Jon Jay, the Reds’ offense...
Groups like the KKK preach white power but shun ‘hate’ label

Groups like the KKK preach white power but shun ‘hate’ label

The national leader of a Ku Klux Klan group active in the Dayton area said he is glad anti-racist counter-protester Heather Heyer was killed and others injured when an Ohio man allegedly drove his car into them at a Charlottesville, Va., rally of right-wing groups on Saturday. “Hail victory,” said Chris Barker, imperial wizard of the Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan. “Because...
WATCH: Joey Votto shows off bat, glove in Reds’ win

WATCH: Joey Votto shows off bat, glove in Reds’ win

Reds first baseman Joey Votto’s run of 20-straight games reaching base at least twice ended on Wednesday. But he hasn’t cooled off. Votto blasted a three-run homer to give the Reds a 7-0 second inning lead over the Cubs on Thursday. That’s not all: Votto showed off the glove too. The Reds, after blowing a nine-run lead, managed to rally for a 13-10 win and series split.
Why so many people are talking about sheet cakes today

Why so many people are talking about sheet cakes today

Tina Fey doesn't want "any more good people to get hurt" at planned rallies and protests from far-right groups. So, she has jokingly offered an alternative to attending these gatherings, a practice she calls "sheet caking."           "I would urge people this Saturday, instead of participating in the screaming matches...
Drunken driver hits 17 cars trying to park, troopers say

Drunken driver hits 17 cars trying to park, troopers say

An Orlando man is accused of being drunk when he slammed into 17 parked vehicles in eight different crashes, troopers said. Tony Futch, 25, was trying to park his car Friday at 4 a.m. at the Gate Apartments in Davenport, troopers said. Troopers said Futch drove his 2003 Blue Chevy Blazer into 17 parked vehicles in eight different crashes while he tried to park his car. He refused a Breathalyzer for...
Elite Ohio prospect schedules visits to Dayton, Ohio State

Elite Ohio prospect schedules visits to Dayton, Ohio State

The Dayton Flyers will host Dwayne Cohill for an official visit Sept. 15 according to a report.  The Cleveland Hoy Name four-star guard told scout.com he will be in the Gem City next month for a close-up view of what coach Anthony Grant and his staff have to offer.  Cohill is the No. 5 prospect in the state according to 247Sports.  He has also scheduled visits to Ohio State and...
2 new stores to open in heart of Oakwood next week

2 new stores to open in heart of Oakwood next week

Two new stores will open on Far Hills Avenue in Oakwood next week. The Oakwood Candy Shoppe will celebrate its grand opening on Aug. 22 at 2541 Far Hills Ave. in Oakwood. The store will open next to the Avalon Hair & Color Studio. Owner Katherine Wright, a Kettering resident, said the candy shop will have old-fashioned candy, special sodas and sparkling ciders. » RELATED: After tremendous personal...
Atlas V rocket carrying NASA communications satellite launches

Atlas V rocket carrying NASA communications satellite launches

A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket blasted off Friday morning from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The rocket delivered into space the TDRS-M communications and data relay satellite for NASA. The satellite, which was built by Boeing, will allow scientists, engineers and control room staff to access data for missions such as the Hubble Space Telescope and the International Space Station. Visitor...
Bengals vs. Chiefs: 6 things to watch in Saturday’s preseason game

Bengals vs. Chiefs: 6 things to watch in Saturday’s preseason game

The Cincinnati Bengals have a chance Saturday to start the preseason 2-0 for just the 10th time in their 50 seasons when they face the Kansas City Chiefs at Paul Brown Stadium. Of course a fast start in August is hardly a harbinger of real success, as only three of those previous 2-0 preseason starts occurred in years that ended with the Bengals in the playoffs. ›› Bengals to honor 24...
‘Twin Peaks’ actor arrested, accused of beating woman with baseball bat

‘Twin Peaks’ actor arrested, accused of beating woman with baseball bat

An actor who appeared in an episode of “Twin Peaks: The Return” has been arrested on a charge of attempted second degree murder after allegedly beating a woman with a baseball bat. According to a press release from the Spokane, Washington, police department, officers responded to a call from a local business around 5:40 p.m. Wednesday for an alleged assault. The call said a man...
Investigators discover true identity for NH serial killer, seek more tips

Investigators discover true identity for NH serial killer, seek more tips

A serial killer known by the FBI under several aliases, and who died in prison in 2010, has finally been identified, according to the New Hampshire Attorney General's Office. The man believed to be responsible for at least 6 deaths was referred to by the FBI as Robert ‘Bob’ Evans, but has been identified as Terry Peder Rasmussen. Police say Rasmussen was born in 1943 in Denver, Colorado...
Sports Today: Who deserves most at-bats in the Reds OF the rest of 2017?

Sports Today: Who deserves most at-bats in the Reds OF the rest of 2017?

Was that a wild time in Chicago for the Reds or what?  Too bad the series is over because it’s anyone’s guess what insanity might have happened if there were a rubber match in the Friendly Confines today.  What else can you say when a series goes 15-5, 2-1, 7-6 and 13-10?  The Reds earned a split in improbable fashion Thursday with Phil Ervin’s 2-run homer proving...
Woman still searching for a cure after 3 years with unexplained pain

Woman still searching for a cure after 3 years with unexplained pain

It’s been three years since a local woman began noticing unexplained symptoms that caused her to eventually need constant cold packs, but she’s no closer to finding answers. Paula Corey has a disorder called Erythromelalgia, a medical term that comes from the Greek word for “red burning limb.” “They've got unexplained burning pain... they have redness... and the pain...
Reds score big in 13-10 win over Cubs

Reds score big in 13-10 win over Cubs

The Reds’ 13-10 win over the Cubs on Thursday had no shortage of fireworks. Cincinnati scored nine runs in an inning for the first time since tagging Detroit for 10 runs in the sixth inning of a 12-5 win on Aug. 24, 2015. The Reds blew a nine-run lead. The team last did that on Aug. 25, 2010, at San Francisco; a game it also rallied to win, 12-11. Cincinnati also blew such a lead on April 28...
Ohio’s jobless rate grows

Ohio’s jobless rate grows

Ohio’s unemployment rate edged up last month to 5.2 percent, up from 5 percent in June, as the number of unemployed people outpaced the number of people who won new jobs. In its monthly report released Friday, the state said its non-agricultural wage and salary employment rose 1,600 over the month, from a revised 5,536,500 in June to 5,538,100 in July. But the number of workers unemployed in...
Sheriffs honor Texas couple who rescued abandoned baby

Sheriffs honor Texas couple who rescued abandoned baby

A Texas couple who discovered a newborn baby last Thursday was honored by the Harris County Sheriff's Office, KTRK reported. >> Read more trending newsAlbert Peterson and his wife, Sherry Ann, were awarded the "Civilian Lifesaving Award."Albert Peterson said he was headed to work when he heard faint noises from a flowerbed in his apartment complex. He saw the baby girl with her...
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