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Springfield to offer up to $100K in loans for home improvements

The city of Springfield is now offering zero-interest loans to residents who are looking to make exterior improvements to their properties. The program will be available to owner-occupants of single-family homes who want to install new windows, vinyl siding or related treatment, such as soffits, Springfield Housing Rehabilitation Coordinator Ed Leinasars said. RELATED: Springfield wins healthy community...


Morris wins with a kick, McDavid to state in three events

Morris wins with a kick, McDavid to state in three events

Graduating high school is a milestone moment in life. But Greeneview High School senior Ocean Morris might miss that special moment Saturday. Instead, she may have to settle for hearing her name over the public-address system at the Division II state track and field championships in Columbus. RELATED: Springfield duo headed to state With a spirited kick down the final stretch, Morris went to the head...
Softball: Northwestern earns first state berth since 2000

Softball: Northwestern earns first state berth since 2000

After a string of lopsided tournament wins, it was clear to Northwestern coach Missy Johnson in the early innings of a Division III regional final on Saturday at Wright State that her team would have to hit well to earn a spot in the state semifinals. After the Warriors got through the lineup once, they started hitting and didn’t stop until they secured a victory. RELATED: Northwestern blanks...
First Greene County Hamvention gets high marks

First Greene County Hamvention gets high marks

Greene County’s first time hosting the very popular Hamvention was a “huge success,” according to county administrator Brandon Huddleson and event chair Ron Cramer, despite several issues officials said they are working on correcting. “Everybody went away with a smile on their face, everyone was happy with the site,” Cramer said. “Everybody had a good time.&rdquo...
Urbana seeks resources to pay for in-school officer

Urbana seeks resources to pay for in-school officer

Urbana City School leaders are exploring the possibility of hiring a police officer to be dedicated to the protection of students and staff next year. Superintendent Charles Thiel said the district decided to look into hiring the officer — known as a school resource officer — after some incidents at the school and after a school shooting just north of the city at West Liberty-Salem High...
Turner bill would expand military sexual assault victims rights

Turner bill would expand military sexual assault victims rights

Two House lawmakers have introduced a bill to allow the military’s highest court to hear appeals from sexual assault survivors on decisions during trial proceedings, officials say. U.S. Rep. Mike Turner, R-Dayton, and Nikki Tsongas, D-Mass., have co-introduced the BE HEARD Act, which stands for Building an Environment for Helpful, Effective, and Accessible Representation and Decision-making...
Showers, storms expected tomorrow

Showers, storms expected tomorrow

A couple of clouds will linger overnight as temperatures fall into the lower to middle 60s, Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar said. Multiple rounds of showers, storms Sunday Some storms could be strong to severe Drying out for Memorial Day Sunday: The chance for showers and storms returns, with the best chances coming around sunset. A few isolated showers and storms will be possible through...
No injuries reported in Clark County barn fire, investigation continues

No injuries reported in Clark County barn fire, investigation continues

No one was injured and no animals were harmed in a Friday night barn fire in Madison Twp., according to Clark County dispatchers.  Dispatchers said the last crew left the scene of the fire in the 6200 block of Old Columbus Cincinnati Road around 2:12 a.m.  The cause of the fire remains under investigation, according to dispatchers, and a damage estimate was not available.  Dispatchers...
Clark County Law Day honors those who serve with courage, distinction

Clark County Law Day honors those who serve with courage, distinction

Officials from Clark County honored those who died serving residents of Clark County Friday during the annual Law Day event. Springfield Police Division Chief Steve Moody said the day is special and that his department will never forget those who died while serving. “It is important today that we remember the men and women of the Springfield Police Division, Clark County Sheriff’s Office...
Strong thunderstorms move through region Friday night

Strong thunderstorms move through region Friday night

Strong thunderstorms are still possible until 3 a.m., but the threat for severe weather has diminished, the National Weather Service said tonight. A Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been canceled by the National Weather Service. It was to be in effect through 2 a.m. for Butler, Darke, Preble and Wayne and Randolph, Indiana, counties. A strong thunderstorm will affect parts of Warren, Clinton, Clark,...
Money used to fight Clark County drug crisis at risk

Money used to fight Clark County drug crisis at risk

A Clark County Municipal Court program that keeps addicts on probation from using opioids in the midst of a drug epidemic that’s seen 600 overdoses here this year could be affected by a possible cut in state grant money. However local agencies might be able to cover the program’s funding gap to keep it afloat. The program provides Vivitrol — a drug that blocks opioids from interacting...
Serial rapist in Ohio prison linked to cold case in Richmond

Serial rapist in Ohio prison linked to cold case in Richmond

A convicted serial rapist already serving a 15- to 125-year prison sentence could be facing new charges in a 30-year-old case.  Richard Gwinn will now be charged with a cold case rape in Richmond, Indiana. He was moved to the Wayne County Jail in Richmond from his prison cell at the Chillicothe Correctional Institution. Gwinn, who has admitted to committing no less than 30 rapes, has been...
Park Layne cleaning up after tornado, Mel-o-Dee to be closed for weeks

Park Layne cleaning up after tornado, Mel-o-Dee to be closed for weeks

Multiple Park Layne business owners have started the cleanup process after a tornado with 100 mph winds touched down in the area on Wednesday night. Extensive damage was done to the local Sunoco gas station and Family Dollar. A community staple, the Mel-0-Dee restaurant suffered electrical damage and lost an air conditioning unit from the roof. Clark County Emergency Management Agency officials are...
Sixth grade students leave mark on Springfield elementary school

Sixth grade students leave mark on Springfield elementary school

Simon Kenton Elementary School’s sixth grade class literally left its mark on the school as the students prepare to move on to middle school in the fall. The 2016-2017 class recently completed a problem-based learning activity, asking students to solve a real-world problem, and they chose to improve the school’s courtyard as a resource for future students. The sixth graders wrote persuasive...
Temperature swings, recent rains worry Ohio farmers

Temperature swings, recent rains worry Ohio farmers

More than eight inches of rain since April 24 has put many Ohio farmers behind in their planting and left some scrambling to get their crops in the ground before June. Adding cold temperatures in early May to the high rainfall has been a recipe for disaster for many corn farmers and soybean farmers are playing catchup as rain continues to fall. Brandon Bowser, regional manager for Harvest Land Cooperative...
After possible stormy weekend, grab sunscreen for Memorial Day

After possible stormy weekend, grab sunscreen for Memorial Day

After what looks like a bumpy weekend with showers and storms possible Saturday night and Sunday, Memorial Day is shaping up to be a bit better.  Temperatures will start in the morning around 60 degrees. Some sunshine will help to quickly bring temperatures to the low 70s by noon and the afternoon will end around 77. Early morning events like Centerville's Memorial Day ceremony to honor our fallen...
Hocking Hills adds two new trails to the park

Hocking Hills adds two new trails to the park

Hocking Hill State Park added two new trails to one of Ohio’s most popular tourist attractions. The two trails include Whispering Cave and Hemlock Bridge Trail. Whispering Cave remains somewhat unique for its name that represents the acoustics in this cave. The name comes from the idea that a visitor can whisper in the cave and hikers as far as 275 feet away from the other end can hear it. &ldquo...
Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

PROBATE COURT Marriage Licenses Javan Nicole Esther Brown, 31, 2342 N. Limestone St., #103, finance, and Reggie Lee Smith, 31, 1565 Victory Dr., maintenance line technician. JoAnna Lynne Downs, 43, 1216 N. Limestone St., disabled, and Earl Baker III, 44, 1216 N. Limestone St., disabled. Bridgette Ranae Barney, 25, New Carlisle, teacher, and Iiames Alan Zachary, 27, New Carlisle, commercial HVAC technician...
Tornado sends part of Park Layne Sunoco sign to neighboring county 

Tornado sends part of Park Layne Sunoco sign to neighboring county 

Part of a sign that was ripped away by Wednesday’s tornado from the Sunoco gas station in Park Layne was found today by a homeowner in Troy. A jagged piece of the sign from a gas station pump at 2131 S Dayton-Lakeview Road was found today lying in the backyard of a home in the 1200 block of Ridgewood Drive in Troy, WHIO’s Steve Baker has confirmed. That’s an estimated 13.4 miles...
Graham High School names new football coach

Graham High School names new football coach

Graham High School has named Shane Cahill as its new football coach. A West Jefferson High School grad who played collegiate at Urbana, Cahill has spent the last three seasons as defensive coordinator at Mechanicsburg. “Mr. Cahill has been a winner at all levels. He’s also been praised for his teaching ability. That’s the type of pedigree we look for in a teacher and coach,&rdquo...
JCPenney lays off more than 100 workers in Ohio

JCPenney lays off more than 100 workers in Ohio

Chain retailer JC Penney is laying off more than 100 workers in Ohio as it permanently closes one of its stores. The retailer sent a WARN notice to the Ohio Department of Job & Family Services alerting them that 117 workers will lose their jobs permanently by the end of July. JC Penney Corp. intends to close its retail store located in the Richmond Town Square at 701 Richmond Road in Richmond Heights...
Walmart hires more than 5,000 veterans in Ohio

Walmart hires more than 5,000 veterans in Ohio

Walmart announced it has hired more than 5,000 veterans in Ohio since introducing its Veterans Welcome Home Commitment in 2013. The commitment guarantees a job offer to any eligible, honorably discharged U.S. veteran, and approximately 5,114 veterans in Ohio have benefited from the program so far. The chain retailer has a goal to hire 250,000 veterans nationwide by the end of 2020. Walmart has hired...
40 years ago, one of the country’s most disastrous club fires killed dozens from the Miami Valley

40 years ago, one of the country’s most disastrous club fires killed dozens from the Miami Valley

At about 8:30 p.m. on May 28, 1977, a waitress discovered a fire in the Zebra Room at the Beverly Hills Supper Club in Southgate, Ky.  That began a devastating string of popping beverage bottles, crashing chandeliers, bodies at blocked entrances and lungs filling with black smoke. It was one of the worst fires of its kind in the country’s history. The fire at the supper club killed...
Clark County Municipal Court cases

Clark County Municipal Court cases

CASES CALLED WEDNESDAY INCLUDED: Brandon Duane Bess, 30, of 817 Timberview Ave., theft, guilty, 90 days jail, credit for time served, payment of costs. Joshua D. Cordle, 31, of 3216 Vineyard Ave., two counts OVI, speed, dismissed. Dennis L. Cutcher, 56, of Enon, OVI, guilty, 33 days jail with 30 days suspended, three days jail credit for time served for driver’s intervention program, six months...
Wright State interim president: ‘Our financial picture is grim’

Wright State interim president: ‘Our financial picture is grim’

Wright State University’s interim president appears to be trying to calm nerves after the school announced layoffs and budget cuts last week. Curtis McCray, in an email this morning, told students, staff and faculty that budget cuts “will be challenging” but that WSU will be more sustainable and able to grow because of them. WSU announced last week it would likely lay off around...
Ohio leaders ‘disturbed’ at reports that John Glenn’s body was mishandled

Ohio leaders ‘disturbed’ at reports that John Glenn’s body was mishandled

Air Force officials are investigating a disturbing allegation that a mortuary employee allowed others — or offered to allow others — to view John Glenn’s remains before his April 6 burial, according to a report in a military newspaper. The Military Times said it obtained an “internal memo” written by Deborah Skillman, the Department of Defense’s director of casualty...
Wittenberg program that lost funding over typo gets another shot

Wittenberg program that lost funding over typo gets another shot

A 50-year-old Wittenberg University program will get another chance at federal funding after its application initially was denied by the U.S. Department of Education over essentially a typo. The school’s Upward Bound, directed by Eddie Chambers, is a college preparatory program for low-income high school students who would be first-generation college students. RELATED: Wittenberg Upward Bound...
Clark, Champaign county pools to open this weekend

Clark, Champaign county pools to open this weekend

Clark and Champaign County municipal pools will be opening for the summer this Memorial Day weekend. The National Trail Parks and Recreation District’s Splash Zone Family Aquatic Center, 300 Eagle City Road, will open at noon Saturday. It will be open daily from noon to 7 p.m. through Aug. 13. Cost is $7 for adults and $5 for children ages 4 through 17. Children 3 and younger are free. RELATED...
Springfield churches unite to open recovery house for addicts

Springfield churches unite to open recovery house for addicts

A coalition of Springfield churches want to work together to open a recovery house to help drug addicts transition back into society. About 300 people from 15 different churches attended an informational meeting about the Celebrating Recovery House this week at Grace Lutheran Church in Springfield. The coalition hopes to have the house open this fall, said Rev. Sim Bowen of My Church–Built Upon...
Storms should end early overnight; more coming Saturday night

Storms should end early overnight; more coming Saturday night

Storms should end after 2 a.m. with temperatures falling into the middle 60s. Temperatures will hold in the 70s by morning, Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell said. Temperatures to reach 80 degrees Saturday More storms Saturday night into Sunday Drying out for Memorial Day DETAILED FORECAST   Saturday: Expect a mix of sun and clouds through the day with a chance for a passing...
Calling all Clark County teachers: Dome to host education workshop

Calling all Clark County teachers: Dome to host education workshop

The Springfield City School District will host a symposium for teachers and other educators so that they can learn from each other and teach their students better. The symposium will be a two-day event on June 1 and 2. Both days will take place at CareerConnectED Center in The Dome. The events are for anyone who is responsible for teaching youth. The registration deadline for the event is Friday....
Bethel Twp. fire chief: ‘It’s a miracle’ no one hurt in 2 tornadoes

Bethel Twp. fire chief: ‘It’s a miracle’ no one hurt in 2 tornadoes

Two tornadoes caused significant damage to homes and businesses in Western Clark County on Wednesday night, the second time in two months that the area has been hit by storms producing twisters. An EF1 tornado ripped through Park Layne in Bethel Twp. with winds of 100 mph, destroying a Sunoco Gas Station and damaging the Mel-o-Dee Restaurant, Family Dollar, Motor Sports of Dayton and more. A separate...
5 things to know about post-storm insurance claims

5 things to know about post-storm insurance claims

Storm damage cleanup is more than just getting your house back in order — it’s also making an insurance claim to recoup some of the costs. Here are five things to know to help the process move along quickly and smoothy, provided by Kettering State Farm agent Becki Taylor: Call your insurance agent right away. Take pictures of the damage. “Get a picture...
More than 2,500 people will march in Springfield Memorial Day parade

More than 2,500 people will march in Springfield Memorial Day parade

More than 2,600 people are expected to participate in this year’s Memorial Day parade in Springfield, organizers said. The Springfield Memorial Day Parade is touted as one of the largest in the country. The theme for this year is, “Honor, Duty and Country.” RELATED: North Hampton Memorial Day Parade back on after volunteer steps up The parade will begin at 9 a.m. Monday, starting...
 LISTEN: 911 caller, ‘A tornado went right over my car’

 LISTEN: 911 caller, ‘A tornado went right over my car’

A confirmed tornado that caused damage in Park Layne and southeast Miami County had maximum sustained winds of 100 mph and was on the ground for nearly four miles, the National Weather Service said. You can listen to 911 callers describe what they were seeing from an up close perspective. One caller says, “A tornado just touched down, it went right over my car.” Officials said the...
Clark County hit with tornadoes three times in 2 months

Clark County hit with tornadoes three times in 2 months

Clark County experienced its third tornado in two months Wednesday night, leaving the Clark County-Bethel Twp. Fire Chief describing the latest storm as a “monumental event.” An EF-1 tornado touched down on the western side of Park Layne, leaving behind damage to several businesses, trees and roofs in the area. A second tornado was confirmed Wednesday ...
Springfield’s Poole raises the roof at Bristol Motor Speedway

Springfield’s Poole raises the roof at Bristol Motor Speedway

Simply having the chance to wheel his modified race car around the famed Bristol Motor Speedway during the Short Track U.S. Nationals provided an emotional high for Springfield driver Chad Poole. But even Poole, who entered the 50-lap feature as the favorite, couldn’t have imagined the heights he reached last Saturday. Specifically, Bristol’s rooftop Victory Lane. Poole dominated the race...
Red Cross closing Clark shelter for apartment residents

Red Cross closing Clark shelter for apartment residents

The American Red Cross in Clark County is closing its temporary shelter created Wednesday night for residents of an apartment complex evacuated due to storms. The Northern Miami Valley Ohio Chapter of the American Red Cross announced the shelter at the Medway United Methodist Church on South Dayton-Lakeview Road in New Carlisle is being closed.  The Red Cross will continue...
Police: Springfield woman chokes husband’s girlfriend, hits car with baseball bat

Police: Springfield woman chokes husband’s girlfriend, hits car with baseball bat

A Springfield woman was arrested after she allegedly assaulted her husband’s girlfriend and smashed his Cadillac with a baseball bat in a restaurant parking lot Wednesday evening. Erica Jones, 44, was charged with one count of assault. She was scheduled to appear in Clark County Municipal Court on Thursday morning. Jones’ husband and his girlfriend were having dinner at a restaurant on...
Former WNBA player graduating from WSU Boonshoft School of Medicine

Former WNBA player graduating from WSU Boonshoft School of Medicine

A retired WNBA player will graduate Friday from Wright State University’s Boonshoft School of Medicine. Alison Bales has earned her medical degree from Wright State after having played professional basketball for five years. Her mother, Mary McCarthy, is the chair of the department of surgery at the Boonshoft School of Medicine. Bales grew up playing for the Beavercreek Stars youth basketball...
Ohio Supreme Court rules juveniles can be sent to adult court

Ohio Supreme Court rules juveniles can be sent to adult court

A split Ohio Supreme Court ruled Thursday that sending older juveniles to adult court when they face serious charges does not violate their constitutional rights. The decision reverses a ruling by the high court in December 2016. Supreme Court Justice Sharon Kennedy wrote in the majority opinion that an earlier decision failed to consider a clause in the constitution that grants the Ohio General Assembly...
DeVry University’s parent company changes name after legal troubles

DeVry University’s parent company changes name after legal troubles

The parent company of DeVry University announced this week it will change its name amid its recent legal troubles. DeVry Education Group will become Adtalem Global Education, the company announced in a press release. The name is derived from a Latin phrase meaning “to empower,” according to the company. The name was chosen from more than 5,000 submissions. Some DeVry University students...
Clark County Municipal Court cases

Clark County Municipal Court cases

CASES CALLED TUESDAY INCLUDED: Austin M. Care, 19, of 4210 Imperial Dr., offenses involving underage persons, dismissed. Marcus E. Doyle, 44, of 540 Highview Ave., open container, two counts endangering children, driving under suspension, fail to register, dismissed. Charles A. Buchanan, 40, of Medway, domestic violence, guilty, 60 days jail, credit for time served. Kenneth J. Page, 36, of 2644 Hilltop...

The one fool-proof way to stop a child’s threats

Dear Kid Whisperer, What do I do when my 4-year-old threatens to do something? Yesterday, we were painting and she took a small jar of oil paint, tipped it so that it was about to spill all over the floor, looked at me, and smiled. I told her that she better not spill the paint, and that she would be in a lot of trouble if she spilled the paint. I counted to three. As I started to say “three&rdquo...
$8 wine at Aldi wins prestigious award

$8 wine at Aldi wins prestigious award

The wine features ripe summer stone fruits, a generous acid palate and a crisp finish, sommeliers note. It’s called “The Exquisite Collection Cotes de Provence Rosé” and it recently ranked as one of the best wines in the world when it earned a silver award at the International Wine Challenge. And it sells for about $8 at Aldi. "We have been working closely with renowned...

H.S. Results for 5/27: Russia clinches state berth

In a hard fought and closely matched game, Russia baseball emerged victorious, defeating Newark 3-2 and won the regional finals. Hunter Cohee earned the win on the mound for Russia, pitching a complete seven innings and striking out four. Cohee also went 2-for-2 on the night with two RBIs. Dylan Cordonnier went 3-for-3 at the plate, earning two runs for Russia, while Drew Sherman earned the additional...

Hartsock: Central State hurdler wins national title

Central State freshman Juan Scott won the NCAA Division II 110-meter hurdle title in Bradenton, Florida on Saturday. The former Dunbar high school star set a school record with a time of 13.73 seconds in the finals. It was also a record for the track at the IMG Academy where the meet was held. Scott is the first Marauder to win an NCAA track championship. He came into the spring off a strong indoor...
Pressure cooker at terminal prompts evacuation at Newark Airport

Pressure cooker at terminal prompts evacuation at Newark Airport

Newark Airport evacuated Terminal A after a pressure cooker was found in the terminal, according to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey police. The bomb squad was called in to investigate. Newark Airport says the package has been cleared, but passengers should expect delays.
Woman shopped at Wal-Mart while children 2, 5, locked in trunk, police say

Woman shopped at Wal-Mart while children 2, 5, locked in trunk, police say

A woman locked her children in a car trunk Thursday while she shopped at Wal-Mart, police said. Tori Lee Castillo, 39, was arrested and charged with child abuse after police found her children aged 2 and 5 locked in her car trunk, according to the Deseret News. A witness called police after seeing Castillo put the children in the trunk. The children made noise and caused the vehicle to shake...
Boy, 10, falls from slide at water park opening

Boy, 10, falls from slide at water park opening

A 10-year-old boy fell from a water slide Saturday at the opening of a $43 million water park. After falling from the Emerald Plunge at The Wave at Emerald Glen Park, the boy was shaken, but walked off on his own power after receiving first aid rendered for a scratched shoulder. The ride, which drops riders at an 80-degree angle from the 48-foot-tall slide tower, and an adjacent water slide...
Phillies score walk-off win over Reds

Phillies score walk-off win over Reds

Tommy Joseph knew he was about to get soaked — and he couldn’t wait for it. The Phillies first baseman hit a solo homer in the fourth inning and a game-ending RBI single in the ninth, leading Philadelphia to a 4-3 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday. He was mobbed in between first and second base by his excited teammates, who emptied water bottles over his head. “I’ve...

Indy 500: 5 story lines to track in Sunday’s race

Five hundred miles. Two hundred laps. Thirty-three drivers. One winner. Coming off the historic 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 in 2016, The Greatest Spectacle in Racing hasn’t slowed. Big crowds are again expected at the Yard of Bricks on Sunday (noon, ABC). Here are five stories to watch for the 101st running of the Indy 500: O Captain! Team owner Roger Penske has won a record 16 Indianapolis...
Adopted woman, 72, connects with long-lost sister

Adopted woman, 72, connects with long-lost sister

Toni Rosenberg has spent the past week chatting non-stop with her half-sister, Florence Serino, 82. After all, they have decades worth of memories to catch up on. The two met for the first time May 16 at a crowded airport gate in Fort Lauderdale. Rosenberg, a Boca Raton resident who was given away as a newborn in a secretive “black market” adoption, tracked down Serino just last year...
Disney's 'Avatar' -themed land opens to public 

Disney's 'Avatar' -themed land opens to public 

Pandora, an "Avatar"-themed land in Disney's Animal Kingdom, opened to the public Saturday, with reported wait times for the two rides inside exceeding three hours. And that's for the people who have already been able to get in to the park. Disney has issued a warning through their app that as of 10:10 a.m., the wait time to enter the land was more than two hours. Matt Beiler, a producer...
Dayton Dragons player profile: Pitcher Scott Moss

Dayton Dragons player profile: Pitcher Scott Moss

Who: Scott Ian Moss Position: Pitcher Number: 15 Personal: L/L; 6-5, 215 pounds Born: Oct. 6, 1994 (22) Birthplace: Deltona, Fla. School: University of Florida Drafted: Round 4 by Reds, 2016. Notable: A Midwest League-leading 7-1 record (2.60 ERA), Moss hasn’t gone less than 4.1 innings in 10 starts. His 68 strikeouts (in 52 innings) also leads the ML. Earned the win and combined with Carlos...
Video shows naked man wandering Miami airport

Video shows naked man wandering Miami airport

A naked man was caught on camera Friday wandering around Miami International Airport.  Someone filmed the incident on their phone and posted it to Twitter, showing the man walking around the terminal wearing only black socks as he waved to passersby. A woman told WPLG she saw the man starting to take his shirt off and she “got scared.”  Police officers detained the man and...
The Golden Gate Bridge turns 80

The Golden Gate Bridge turns 80

The Golden Gate Bridge marks its 80th year Saturday.  The iconic bridge opened to pedestrians on May 27, 1937, and opened to vehicular traffic the next day. The Golden Gate Bridge, which took over four years to construct, was an engineering marvel of its time. The bridge continues to be one of the country's most recognizable landmarks.
Legendary musician Gregg Allman dies at 69

Legendary musician Gregg Allman dies at 69

Legendary southern rock musician Gregg Allman has died, according to a posting on his official website. He was 69. The statement on the official website reads in part: “It is with deep sadness that we announce that Gregg Allman, a founding member of The Allman Brothers Band, passed away peacefully at his home in Savannah, Georgia.” >> Read more trending news The musician had...

Second Thoughts: LeBron needs to get physical in quest for immortality

The Memorial Day forecast is looking good, so enjoy the holiday and pause to think about why you don’t have to go to work on Monday. I also suggest a trip to the meat counter at Dot’s Market. That is the recipe to a great cookout. I’m already sick of the LeBron vs. MJ debate. The NBA Finals haven’t even tipped off and that’s all we hear. Who is better, James or Jordan?...
Jim Bunning, former U.S. senator, baseball Hall of Famer, dies at 85

Jim Bunning, former U.S. senator, baseball Hall of Famer, dies at 85

Former U.S. Sen. Jim Bunning died Friday at the age of 85, his family announced on social media. Bunning had suffered a stroke in October, WCPO reported.  Before representing Kentucky for two decades in Congress, serving terms in the House of Representatives and the Senate, Bunning played professional baseball from 1955 to 1971. He was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in...
Police: 'Movie money' being used to defraud Florida retailers

Police: 'Movie money' being used to defraud Florida retailers

The “money” looks real and feels real, but to the right of Benjamin Franklin’s head, the $100 bill reads, “For motion picture use only.” Despite the warning, a manager at Forever 21 at the Treasure Coast Square in Jensen Beach was fooled Wednesday by the $100 bill someone used to pay for $93.81 worth of women’s clothing and accessories, the Martin...
Homeless teen graduating high school with 4.0 GPA

Homeless teen graduating high school with 4.0 GPA

A Texas teen has overcome tremendous odds to graduate high school with a perfect grade-point average. Joshua Reddick, 18, will receive his diploma from Haltom High School Sunday, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported. Reddick spent much of the last four years homeless, moving from motel to motel room, or crashing on the couch at friends’ homes. >> Read more trending news Reddick's mother...
Man transforms home's roof into American flag

Man transforms home's roof into American flag

A man in New Mexico intent on displaying American pride 365 days a year embarked on a striking home improvement project that has the whole neighborhood talking. Rick Gabaldon told KOB that he came up with the idea of transforming the roof of his house into an American flag about two years ago. The red, white and blue roof is nearing completion, and has taken about a month to build. Gabaldon says...
Muslim man sues Little Caesars for $100M over 'halal' pizza dispute

Muslim man sues Little Caesars for $100M over 'halal' pizza dispute

A Muslim man in Michigan is suing Little Caesars for $100 million, claiming he was served a pizza labeled "halal" that contained pepperoni made with pork. The halal label means the pizza should be prepared in a way that follows Islamic law, and shouldn't contain pork. >> Read more trending news The lawsuit was filed by Mohamad Bazzi Thursday and seeks class-action status, The Detroit...
8-foot alligator found under conveyer belt in Florida

8-foot alligator found under conveyer belt in Florida

Workers at Port Canaveral found an 8-foot gator hiding under a conveyor belt Friday. Employees at Ambassador Services aren’t sure how the alligator ended up in the cargo area and on their jobsite. “They were walking parallel toward the conveyor, and they were just down toward the warehouse when they heard a hissing and snarling sound,” said Ambassador Services employee Mike Noyes...
WATCH: Cat nurses orphaned puppies at shelter

WATCH: Cat nurses orphaned puppies at shelter

A cat named Miracle is nursing newborn puppies at the Okefenokee Humane Society. On Monday, a man brought seven puppies to the humane society, saying he couldn’t care for them. He said his dog, the puppies’ mother, had been shot and killed by a neighbor. That person told police the dog tried to attack him and his children and he had to shoot it. The dog’s owner said she just gave...
UK lowers security level from ‘critical’ to ‘severe’

UK lowers security level from ‘critical’ to ‘severe’

Great Britain lowered its security threat level from “critical” to “severe” on Saturday, Prime Minister Theresa May said. >> Read more trending news Earlier, police hunting a suspected network behind Salman Abedi, the bomber who killed 22 people on Monday night during a concert in Manchester, said they had made two further arrests overnight as they closed in on other...
ID released for Indiana man who never resurfaced at Grand Lake St. Marys

ID released for Indiana man who never resurfaced at Grand Lake St. Marys

The man who went overboard a pontoon boat overnight was identified as 48-year-old Kevin Mann of Portand, Indiana, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. The search will resume Sunday for Mann, who apparently jumped from the pontoon into the lake but never came back up, officials said. The search has been called off for tonight, but will resume Sunday to find the man who went overboard...
Memorial Day grillers to get hot deals on meat prices this year

Memorial Day grillers to get hot deals on meat prices this year

As the grilling season kicks off this Memorial Day weekend, amateur grill masters will see some deals on burgers, steaks and chicken prices at area groceries and butcher stores. Meat prices have dropped slightly from last year and are expected to remain steady throughout the summer season as livestock herds continue to recover from a devastating drought in 2012. Ground beef cost an average of about...
Turkey issues arrest warrant for NBA star Enes Kanter

Turkey issues arrest warrant for NBA star Enes Kanter

The Turkish government issued an arrest warrant for Oklahoma City Thunder center Enes Kanter, accusing him of being a member of a terror group, according to The Daily Sabah, a pro-government Turkish newspaper. >> Read more trending news Kanter was detained at a Romanian airport over the weekend because his passport was canceled by Turkey. Kanter documented the experience on Twitter. ...
British Airways says computer glitches causing delays

British Airways says computer glitches causing delays

Computer problems are causing long lines and flight delays for British Airways passengers worldwide, the BBC reported Saturday. Airline officials apologized for the "global system outage" and said they were "working to resolve the problem as quickly as possible." >> Read more trending news  Heathrow Airport said it was "working closely" with British Airways...
Iguana foils robbery at Indiana pet spa

Iguana foils robbery at Indiana pet spa

An Indiana sheriff is thanking an iguana for taking a bite out of crime. >> Read more trending news  Warwick County Sheriff Brett Kruse said someone broke into the Groomingdale’s Pet Spa in Newburgh on Tuesday night and attempted to steal the owner’s pet iguana, Princess Ursula, WFIE reported. Apparently, the iguana had other ideas. “The Iguana took offense to...
Report: Tillerson declines request to hold event marking Ramadan

Report: Tillerson declines request to hold event marking Ramadan

According to two U.S. officials, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has declined a request to host an event to mark Islam's holy month of Ramadan, Reuters reported. >> Read more trending news Since 1999, secretaries of state have nearly always hosted either an iftar dinner to break the day's fast during Ramadan or a reception marking the Eid al-Fitr holiday at the end of the month. Tillerson...
Afghanistan car bomb explosion kills 18

Afghanistan car bomb explosion kills 18

At least 18 people were killed and six others were injured Saturday in a car bomb explosion in eastern Afghanistan, CNN reported Saturday. The attack occurred near a bus station in the city of Khost, said Najib Danish, spokesman for the interior ministry. There has been no claim of responsibility.
Green Bay named country’s ‘drunkest city’

Green Bay named country’s ‘drunkest city’

During the 1960s, Green Bay, Wisconsin, was known as Titletown because of the success of the NFL’s Packers, winners of five league titles and the first two Super Bowls. >> Read more trending news Green Bay can add another title now. According to 24/7 Wall St., a Delaware-based financial news and opinion company, the city is rated as the drunkest city in America. "The excessive...
John Kasich shows off pop culture savvy on ‘The View’

John Kasich shows off pop culture savvy on ‘The View’

John Kasich famously referred to himself as the “only adult on the stage” during a presidential debate last year, but the Republican governor of Ohio also knows how to connect with teens, thanks to his pop culture knowledge. >> Read more trending news On Thursday, Kasich appeared on “The View” and gave his opinions about the Katy Perry-Taylor Swift feud, surprising the...
Man crashes truck into Nevada brothel

Man crashes truck into Nevada brothel

A man backed a tractor-trailer through the gate of Nevada’s Moonlite Bunny Ranch early Thursday, crashing it into the front door of the brothel featured in the “CatHouse” reality television show, CBS News reported.  >> Read more trending news Brian Brandt, 40, of Reno, was arrested and faces charges of assault with a deadly weapon, property destruction and possession...
Missouri bride’s 92-year-old uncle is her ‘something blue’

Missouri bride’s 92-year-old uncle is her ‘something blue’

A Missouri bride wanted to include “something blue” for her wedding earlier this month.  >> Read more trending news She got it in a touching way, as her 92-year-old uncle participated in her service on May 13, in his Marine Corps dress blues. Alison Ferrell of Cape Girardeau wanted to include Bill Lee Eblen in her ceremony. But Eblen, a sergeant in the Marines who served during...
Bank forecloses on ‘Extreme Makeover’ homeowner in Michigan

Bank forecloses on ‘Extreme Makeover’ homeowner in Michigan

Nearly nine years ago, Arlene Nickless had her home rebuilt on national television. By Monday, she must turn in her keys and leave. >> Read more trending news  Designers with ABC’s “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” — helped by hundreds of volunteers — built her family's home in 2008 after the death of Tim Nickless, her husband of 18 years. But keeping up payments...
Power restored to nearly 5,500 after car crashes into high voltage power lines 

Power restored to nearly 5,500 after car crashes into high voltage power lines 

Power has been restored to all but 68 homes in Green County after a car crashed into a power pole holding high voltage power lines, according to DP&L spokesperson Kelly Millhouse. Troopers said no one was injured in the one-car crash that occurred just after 1 a.m. Saturday morning on Jasper Road in New Jasper Twp. Millhouse said DP&L crews remain on the scene to replace the pole and address...
Chipotle restaurants caution customers about possible hacks

Chipotle restaurants caution customers about possible hacks

Chipotle Mexican Grill is ramping up its security measures after hackers using malware stole customer payment information in March. >> Read more trending news On Friday, the restaurant chain announced that most of its 2,249 restaurants were affected, company spokesman Chris Arnold said. According to the chain’s website, the breach happened between March 24 and April 18. Malware collected...
The day Chris Cornell and Eddie Vedder watched the Seattle Kingdome implosion

The day Chris Cornell and Eddie Vedder watched the Seattle Kingdome implosion

Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell was remembered Friday in a somber memorial service in Los Angeles. A mixture of celebrities and music elite remembered Cornell’s love for his family, and his musical achievements as one of rock’s leading voices. In Seattle, fan Lee LeFever recalled a day when Cornell and Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder stood together on a Seattle rooftop as a couple...
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