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Springfield man tased after allegedly kicking out cruiser window

A Springfield man was tased by police officers after allegedly breaking out the back window of a police cruiser last weekend. Joseph Willmeth, 35, was arrested and charged with two counts of domestic violence, felonious assault, vandalism, resisting arrest and obstructing official business, according to court reports. He appeared in the Clark County Municipal Court on Monday and plead not guilty....


Housing market improving in Clark, Champaign counties

Housing market improving in Clark, Champaign counties

Home sales in Clark County are ahead of last year’s pace at the midpoint this year even as the interest rate has slowly begun to inch up, according to local and state housing experts. Information from the Clark County Board of Realtors shows the average sales price for homes in Clark County have crept up a little more than 3 percent compared to the same time last year. About 280 homes have been...
Ohio legislature looking for compromise on state budget today and on into the night

Ohio legislature looking for compromise on state budget today and on into the night

It’s going to be a long night for Ohio budget watchers. The Ohio legislature’s conference committee resumed work this afternoon but is in recess until about 6 p.m.  Once it reconvenes it is expected to work late into the night resolving hundreds of differences between the $132.7 billion 2018-2019 budget approved by the Ohio Senate last week and the $122.9 billion version approved...
Ohio Sen. Rob Portman a ‘no’ on Senate health care bill

Ohio Sen. Rob Portman a ‘no’ on Senate health care bill

Less than an hour after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced he would pull the Senate version of a bill to replace the 2010 health care bill known as Obamacare, Sen. Rob Portman announced his opposition to the current draft.  "I am committed to creating a better health care system that lowers the cost of coverage, provides access to quality care, and protects the most vulnerable...
Dayton firm lands $20M sand bag contract

Dayton firm lands $20M sand bag contract

A Dayton company has landed a $20 million federal contract to supply acrylic sand bags to the military. Dayton Bag & Burlap Co. was awarded the Defense Logistics Agency contract to produce bags for the Air Force, Army, Marine Corps and Navy units in New Jersey and Ohio, a report shows. In 2014, the company was awarded a $74 million contract to supply sand bags to the military, newspaper archives show...
Gov. John Kasich says current health care bill is ‘unacceptable’

Gov. John Kasich says current health care bill is ‘unacceptable’

Ohio Gov. John Kasich has urged Sen. Rob Portman not to accept “a few billion” to fight the nation’s opioid epidemic in exchange for drastic cuts to Medicaid, saying that the former would be “like spitting in the ocean.” Kasich, appearing in D.C. Tuesday for a press conference with Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, a Democrat, said he last spoke to Portman, who may be...
Clark County Municipal Court cases

Clark County Municipal Court cases

CASES CALLED MONDAY INCLUDED: William J. Abston Jr., 35, of 2361 Kingswood Dr., W., OVI, hit skip, innocent, continued. Adam K. Anuszewski, 32, of 14 S. Sycamore, aggravated burglary, innocent, continued, public defender appointed, bond $25,000; theft, innocent, continued, public defender appointed, bond $5,000. Deontarious M. Banks, 24, of Columbus, aggravated robbery, innocent, continued, public...
Warnings issued around for toxic algae levels in Ohio lakes, rivers

Warnings issued around for toxic algae levels in Ohio lakes, rivers

Ohio lakes face the threat of toxic algae again this summer as six bodies of water have already posted advisories warning swimmers to take caution or stay out altogether. Advisories for Kiser Lake in Champaign County, Grand Lake St. Marys in Auglaize County and Buckeye Lake in Fairfield County indicate that an algae bloom has been detected, and the Ohio Department of Health says swimming and wading...
FOOD DEAL: Starbucks buy one, get one free offer starts today

FOOD DEAL: Starbucks buy one, get one free offer starts today

If you’re a serial Starbucks coffee date canceler, this week is the week to reschedule! Starting today at 2 p.m., Starbucks everywhere are offering a ‘buy any grande iced espresso and get one FREE’ until 5 p.m. Those GRANDE concoctions full of caffeine will give you and your coffee buddy plenty of time to catch up, without splurging too much. But if this week just calls...
Clark County Pet of the Week

Clark County Pet of the Week

Meet Bullseye. He is an approximately 6-month-old Rex rabbit. His adoption fee is $50 including the cage or $30 without the cage. Bullseye is located at the Humane Society Serving Clark County, 5201 Urbana Road, in Springfield. Shelter hours are 1 to 7 p.m. Thursday, 1 to 4:30 p.m. Friday, noon to 4:30 p.m. Saturday and closed Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and some holidays. The shelter can...
Champaign County Pet of the Week

Champaign County Pet of the Week

Max is a 7-month-old male Lab mix. He is a medium-sized dog at 22 pounds. Max came to us as a surrender by his owner. He is a friendly, playful puppy who needs a good home where he can get out and run off some of that energy. Max is up to date on vaccinations (including rabies) and has tested negative for heartworm. He is scheduled to be neutered. Come visit Max at the Paws Animal Shelter, 1535 W...
Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

COMMON PLEAS COURT NEW SUITS 17-CV-0373 - Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., v. Dwaine Wallace, 411 Lawnview Ave., et al., complaint in foreclosure in rem for property located at 1708 Prospect St. 17-DP-0551 - Michael L. Stacey, 5432 Broadway Road, v. Fred Sayers, Georgetown, petition for civil stalking protection order. 17-DP-0552 - Sarah DeWitt, 1831 Norwood Ave., v. Kevin Strodes, 1831 Norwood Ave., petition...
Local outdoor adventures offer summer amazement

Local outdoor adventures offer summer amazement

Long long ago in a faraway school system in Florida, I was a seventh grade earth science teacher. This was before the times of VHS tapes, DVDs, and computers in the classroom. We did, however, have air conditioning which was pretty much essential in Florida. The school was brand new. It had beautiful oak cupboards that were totally empty, no textbooks, new green chalkboards, and 165 seventh graders...
U.S. to see lowest average Independence Day gas prices since 2005

U.S. to see lowest average Independence Day gas prices since 2005

Drivers hitting the road for the July 4 holiday weekend may see some of the lowest Independence Day gas prices since 2005, paying an average of $2.21 per gallon, well under the 10-year average of $3.14, according to GasBuddy.   Even though average gas prices are at historic lows, the price variance "spread" in industry parlance in gas prices in any given city on July 4 will be...
Future of historic brick homes at Wright-Patt under review

Future of historic brick homes at Wright-Patt under review

The future of historic brick homes at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base will be under review at public hearings this week at Fairborn High School. The Air Force is exploring 11 options for the 89 Tudor Revival-style homes in the Brick Quarters Historic District, from partial to total demolition, and from renovation to privatization, to building new homes, or a combination of all of those alternatives...
Warmer weather, storms return by late week

Warmer weather, storms return by late week

Skies will become mostly clear through the evening hours with pleasant temperatures holding to around 70 degrees. Quiet, pleasant tonight Warm-up gets underway Wednesday Chance for storms, some strong Thursday TONIGHT: Expect clear skies and cool temperatures. Lows in the morning will drop into the lower 50s. WEDNESDAY: Sunshine is back across the Miami Valley along with warmer air. Highs...
New Carlisle restaurant damaged by tornado reopens

New Carlisle restaurant damaged by tornado reopens

The Mel-O-Dee Restaurant that was damaged by a May tornado reopened today. The restaurant at 2350 S. Dayton-Lakeview Road in Park Layne sustained about $100,000 in damage when a confirmed EF1 tornado touched down May 24. Mel-O-Dee will officially reopen at 11 a.m. today, according to a post to the restaurant’s Facebook page. The tornado ripped the air conditioner from the roof, damaged the restaurant&rsquo...
Searchers at Glen Helen Nature Preserve find lost/missing person

Searchers at Glen Helen Nature Preserve find lost/missing person

UPDATE @ 7:26 p.m.:  The missing person has been located and reportedly is in the lobby of the Yellow Springs Police Department, according to Greene County Sheriff's Dispatch. A search crew is heading into the Glen Helen Nature Preserve in Greene County to look for a person reported lost or missing.  Yellow Springs police officers have joined the search crew.  The call for a search...
Suspected drug trafficker in New Carlisle appears in court

Suspected drug trafficker in New Carlisle appears in court

During arraignment Tuesday, Larry Hall Pleaded not guilty to all charges and his bond was set at $15,000. A 68-year-old New Carlisle man is to be arraigned Tuesday on charges accusing him of drug trafficking within 1,000 feet of a school. Larry Hall was taken into custody Monday afternoon when Clark County sheriff's investigators executed a narcotics search warrant at 1661 Hartley Ave., in the...

City Kings sweep Prospect League weekly honors

The Champion City Kings swept the Prospect League Player and Pitcher of the Week honors, the league announced Monday. Tanner Burns (University of Alabama-Huntsville) is the player of the week and Connor Curtis (Ohio State) is the pitcher of the week. Burns, of Harvest, Ala., hit .500 (11-for-2) with three doubles, a home run and six RBIs in six games last week. Burns helped lead the City Kings to...
Springfield NAACP moves to office in downtown

Springfield NAACP moves to office in downtown

The NAACP has moved into an office in downtown Springfield. The historic organization is now inside Commerce Pointe at 20 S. Limestone St. “I’ve always wanted us to be centralized,” NAACP President Denise Williams said. “I wanted to be downtown with all the other businesses. Everyone comes downtown a lot.” Williams said the NAACP moved from the Small Business Development...
Pike County Sheriff issues alert about criminal gang, heroin

Pike County Sheriff issues alert about criminal gang, heroin

Pike County Sheriff Charles Reader issued a warning Monday to residents regarding “gang members” coming to the area and “‘taking out’ believed snitches.” The unusual message — posted on Facebook and confirmed as authentic by dispatchers — did not reference the April 22, 2016, murders of eight people that have become synonymous with the rural southern...
2-year-old burn victim’s family: ‘We want him to pull through this’

2-year-old burn victim’s family: ‘We want him to pull through this’

Ashburn said the family is praying for the baby’s recovery.  “We are his voice,” she said. “We are fighting for him. We want him to pull through this. We got lots of prayers going. He’s got so much love he doesn’t even know exists.”  Police were alerted to the injured child after a Dayton Children’s Hospital employee called 911. The employee...
Jordan discusses health care during business tour

Jordan discusses health care during business tour

U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan said Monday he’s optimistic a Senate proposal to reform health care will move forward later this week, although he said it falls short of a full repeal of the Affordable Care Act. Jordan, R-Urbana, also briefly discussed issues like welfare reform after a tour of KTH Parts Industries Inc., an auto parts manufacturing firm in St. Paris. Jordan said Congress should reform...
Springfield woman accused of hitting boyfriend with car

Springfield woman accused of hitting boyfriend with car

A Springfield woman was arrested on Friday after she allegedly tried to run her boyfriend over with her car several times and slammed him off of the hood, according to a police report. Mandi Caudill, 35, of Springfield, was charged with domestic violence on Friday. She was set to appear in the Clark County Municipal Court on Monday morning. Caudill and her boyfriend were arguing earlier in the day...
Columbus men accused of robbing local man at gunpoint

Columbus men accused of robbing local man at gunpoint

A pair of men from Columbus are facing multiple charges after allegedly abducting a Springfield man at gunpoint last week. Deontarious M. Banks, 21, and Tadrick L. Banks, 23, were both arrested in Springfield on Friday. Deontarious Banks is facing charges of aggravated robbery, improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle, carrying concealed weapons, having weapons under disability and obstructing...
Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

COMMON PLEAS COURT NEW SUITS 17-DS-0585 – Thomas J. Whitman, Springboro and Susan McMahan, Lebanon; petition for dissolution of marriage. 17-CV-0364 – The Huntington National Bank, Columbus v. Chad Wilt, 3067 S. Urbana Lisbon Road, South Charleston; plaintiff demands judgment of $374,104. 17-CV-0368 – Fifth Third Mortgage Co., Cincinnati v. Mickey L. Sparrow and Ann E. Sparrow, et...
RANKING: Top 10 list of retailers includes 9 in this area

RANKING: Top 10 list of retailers includes 9 in this area

In a changing shopping landscape, retailers are fighting each other to stay relevant to consumers through shopping innovation — and 10 of them are doing it better than all the rest. The nation’s largest retailers have held onto their top spots by focusing on value and embracing new ways consumers are shopping, according to the annual Top 100 Retailers list released today by the National...
Clark County Municipal Court cases

Clark County Municipal Court cases

CASES CALLED THURSDAY INCLUDED: Patrick L. Hayes, 67, of 1573 Karr St., OVI, guilty, three days jail, 12 months driver’s license suspension, fined $375; OVI, failure to drive on right, no seat belt, dismissed. Waylen Henry Barnes Jr., 42, of Dayton, OVI, failure to drive on right, no seat belt, dismissed. Beth A. Crable, 28, of 725 E. Pleasant, child endangering, guilty, 90 days jail with 90...
Couple brings new type of spa to Urbana

Couple brings new type of spa to Urbana

Urbana residents Sharon and Brad Wallace have brought a new type of spa to the city. NaCl, 646 Bodey Circle of Urbana, is a salt spa. The NaCl Salt Spa, NaCl is the periodic table abbreviation for sodium chloride, features several different treatments including a children’s room, adult and adult group therapy seasons, salt yoga and massage therapy. The idea for the store came when Sharon Wallace...
Health of Clark, Champaign County waterways key to safety, economy

Health of Clark, Champaign County waterways key to safety, economy

The rivers, streams and inland lakes in Clark and Champaign counties draw thousands of visitors each year for recreational activities and play a key role in the local economy. That’s why the Springfield News-Sun examined several years of data and reports to see how healthy the local waterways are for swimmers, boaters and others as algae blooms and high bacteria have threatened both drinking...
Ohio gas prices increase

Ohio gas prices increase

DAYTON —  Average retail gasoline prices in Dayton have risen 9.1 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.18 per gallon on Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 391 gas outlets in Dayton. This compares with the national average that has fallen 2.6 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.25 per gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.  "As motorists...
Passing showers, few storms tonight

Passing showers, few storms tonight

Clouds will increase with a chance for passing showers and perhaps a thunderstorm by late evening. Temperatures will hold to near 70 degrees. RELATED: County-by-County Forecasts  Front to bring chance for showers early tonight Pleasant weather through midweek Warming up as stormy pattern returns late week TONIGHT: Expect a few showers and perhaps a passing thunderstorm the first half...
What people are saying about Mike DeWine’s run for governor

What people are saying about Mike DeWine’s run for governor

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced on Sunday that he will seek the Republican nomination for governor in 2018. He spoke as the DeWine Family Ice Cream Social. Here’s what some of the folks there had to say: “As far as his experience, as far as being able to address the needs of Ohio, everything from our children and education, which is so important to this state, to the opiate...
Former bank employee opens new Springfield food truck

Former bank employee opens new Springfield food truck

A new food truck focusing on personal pizzas was inspired by a Rotary Club Food truck competition. Brad Focht, of Springfield, recently opened Phoenix Pizza, which will serve customers most days of the week at a handful of locations in the city. A former network engineer at Huntington Bank, Focht said he had wanted to open his own food truck for a long time, but was convinced after seeing how many...
Gov. John Kasich’s website hacked

Gov. John Kasich’s website hacked

Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s website was hacked today by a group claiming to support the Islamic State. The Ohio Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation was also hacked. A screen appeared saying: “Anti: Govt all word. You will be held accountable Trump, you and all your people. For every drop of blood flowing in Muslim countries. I love Islamic state.” According to a report on CNN...
John Kasich against Senate health care plan; says don’t ‘rush’ it

John Kasich against Senate health care plan; says don’t ‘rush’ it

Ohio Gov. John Kasich said Sunday he is “against” the Senate Republican leadership health-care bill as written, although he said he is “encouraging” lawmakers to “fix it” and not “rush” into passing the measure this week. In an interview on CNN’s State of the Union, Kasich said the GOP bill does not include enough money to provide care for the...
Woman who phoned bomb threat to Kenton Ridge sentenced to probation

Woman who phoned bomb threat to Kenton Ridge sentenced to probation

A woman accused of calling in a bomb threat to Kenton Ridge High School from Wisconsin in December was sentenced last week for the crime. 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 during which she allegedly said she had desires to plant a bomb in the building and planned to &ldquo...
Air Show thrills crowd despite Thunderbirds cancellation

Air Show thrills crowd despite Thunderbirds cancellation

Spectators came out in hoards for the 2017 Vectren Dayton Air Show on Sunday, despite a performance schedule cut short after the cancellation of the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds act. While Thunderbirds did not fly Sunday, the 2017 show featured 10 other performances, air show organizers said — drawing large crowds under cloudless, blue skies on both Saturday and Sunday. Plans for a jam-packed...
Springfield program links drug users, families with resources

Springfield program links drug users, families with resources

A group of Clark County service providers have joined together to connect addicts, their friends or relatives with help as the number of overdoses and drug-related deaths continues to strain local resources. Conversation for Change is a workshop held bi-monthly at the Many Pathways Clubhouse, 50 W. High St., including one last week. The program is paid for through a $1,000 grant from Wright State...
Rocking Horse to fill gap, serve Clark County kids with no dental care

Rocking Horse to fill gap, serve Clark County kids with no dental care

A local medical provider that serves low-income families in Springfield and Clark County will expand into dentistry soon. Rocking Horse Community Health Center intends to open a wing at its South Limestone Street center in September to offer dental care predominately to local children. The need is large in Clark County, Human Resources Director Marianne Aquino said. More than 5,000 local children...
Mike DeWine running for governor

Mike DeWine running for governor

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced on Sunday that he is running for Ohio governor, putting him in contention against two other statewide officials and a U.S. congressman seeking the Republican nomination in 2018. “When I am governor our state will be fundamentally different,” said DeWine. “I will be ready to go on day one. I will walk through the door with a plan and I will...
Clark State arts season includes Broadway, Southern rock, illusions

Clark State arts season includes Broadway, Southern rock, illusions

From glass slippers to kinky boots, from illusions to gravity-defying, and from strings to Galician bagpipes, the Clark State Performing Arts Center’s 2017-2018 season is aimed at giving the people what they want. With 11 acts that includes national Broadway tours, classic rock bands, popular returning acts and the Club Kuss Series, the stage will be buzzing. READ MORE: ‘Spamalot&rsquo...
ProPublica: Local drug maker’s opiate addiction shot becoming drug court standard

ProPublica: Local drug maker’s opiate addiction shot becoming drug court standard

Alkermes, a pharmaceutical manufacturer with a plant located in Wilmington, is the subject of an expose on ProPublica.org over its anti-addiction drug Vivitrol.  According to author Alec MacGillis, Alkermes began aggressively marketing the drug and began aiming for federal and state funding, all while the drug became a popular staple in drug courts across the state. In 2016 the state...
Update: Police in Florida review test kits after drywall tests positive for cocaine

Update: Police in Florida review test kits after drywall tests positive for cocaine

Police in Oviedo, Florida, said they will take a closer look at their drug-test kits after what may have been drywall powder tested positive for cocaine. Karlos Cashe was pulled over in March for driving without headlights.  A K-9 officer made a hit on possible drugs on the passenger side of Cashe’s vehicle, police said. Oviedo police used a test kit and said a powdery substance tested...
Comedian Leslie Jones tweets The Ritz-Carlton Los Angeles is racist

Comedian Leslie Jones tweets The Ritz-Carlton Los Angeles is racist

Leslie Jones isn’t happy with the Ritz Carlton in Los Angeles, according to her Twitter feed. After hosting the BET Awards Sunday, the “Saturday Night Live” cast member and comedian checked into the luxury hotel franchise but was not happy with the service and said so in a tweet to her 600,000 followers Monday. “Wow was such a great night at the BET awards. But then had THE...
Cozart could return as soon as Wednesday for Reds

Cozart could return as soon as Wednesday for Reds

More often than not this season, Cincinnati Reds manager Bryan Price spends a good chunk of his pregame meeting with the media talking about injuries, which is probably only slightly more enjoyable for him than talking about losing. The Reds have dealt with more than their fare share of injuries in 2017, and that’s a big reason their season has spiraled into the basement of the National League...
Fake Time magazine covers displayed at Donald Trump’s golf club locations

Fake Time magazine covers displayed at Donald Trump’s golf club locations

UPDATE June 27 at 7:00 p.m.: The Washington Post reported that by Tuesday evening, a spokeswoman for Time Magazine said that the publication “asked the Trump Organization to remove the phony cover from the walls where it was on display.” President Donald Trump has a framed Time Magazine cover of himself decorating at least four of his golf clubs, two in the United States...
Reds starter Finnegan heartbroken after latest injury

Reds starter Finnegan heartbroken after latest injury

All of Brandon Finnegan’s hard work in his quest to return to the mound for the Cincinnati Reds resulted in four innings — officially three because he didn’t record an out in the fourth. Finnegan left the game Monday in St. Louis after 58 pitches. He allowed three earned runs on three hits. He walked four. The Reds lost 8-2 to the Cardinals to fall a season-high 8½ games out...
LA Fitness in Florida tests positive for Legionella

LA Fitness in Florida tests positive for Legionella

At least one of the Central Florida LA Fitness gyms the state health department linked to four cases of Legionnaires’ disease tested positive for Legionella bacteria. >> Read more trending news   The Orange County Health Department reported that multiple samples from local LA Fitness came back positive. Officials are still waiting to get the results from the LA Fitness in Metro West...
Dayton locks up men’s basketball coaching staff

Dayton locks up men’s basketball coaching staff

 There was a little more than standard news coming out of Dayton’s men’s basketball Monday, as the Flyers finalized new head coach Anthony Grant’s hires of Devin Davis, Casey Cathrall and Andy Farrell to flesh out his staff. A highlight video from last season has also gone public. Grant played cards of familiarity with two of his hires, all of whom previously agreed to join...
Double rainbow appears in Detroit before fireworks show

Double rainbow appears in Detroit before fireworks show

Those gathering for a fireworks show in Detroit Monday night received an opening act via Mother Nature. A double rainbow appeared in the sky over downtown Detroit, delighting those attending the 59th annual Ford Fireworks show. >> Read more trending news Images of the double rainbow were posted on social media. Not to be outdone, the fireworks show was also spectacular.
Young parents charged with murder in opioid-related death of toddler

Young parents charged with murder in opioid-related death of toddler

The parents of a 2-year-old Georgia girl who died after ingesting the opioid pain killer Oxycodone are now facing murder charges.  According to warrants released on Monday, Aubree Hendrix consumed the drug sometime on March 7 or 8 at her father’s home in DeKalb County.  The child later suffered a cardiac arrest. Jazea Lyles, 20, and Jalen Hendrix, 22, have been charged with felony...
Pregnant Taco Bell employee choked by woman upset over hot sauce packets, report says

Pregnant Taco Bell employee choked by woman upset over hot sauce packets, report says

A Taco Bell customer in Goshen, Indiana, attacked a pregnant employee because she did not get enough hot sauce packets, according to a report from The Elkhart Truth. Goshen Police Department spokeswoman Tina Kingsbury said that the woman came into the restaurant Monday afternoon and ordered a meal. Kingsbury told The Elkhart Truth that the suspect, described as a woman in her late...
Wayne football: Top 7 players in Warriors high school program history

Wayne football: Top 7 players in Warriors high school program history

Here’s who we consider the all-time seven best football players at Wayne High School. Have something to say about this alphabetical list? Email your comments to sports@coxohio.com. 1. Will Allen, DB, 2000 grad: OSU All-American; two key plays during 2002 national championship season were INT that secured 14-9 defeat of Michigan and a tackle that caused Miami RB Willis McGahee to suffer a blown...
Fireworks recall underway over ‘burn hazard,’ could explode unexpectedly

Fireworks recall underway over ‘burn hazard,’ could explode unexpectedly

A fireworks recall is underway just in time for the Fourth of July. TNT Fireworks is recalling Red White & Blue Smoke Fireworks, which were sold at Walmart, Target and other stores. The product can explode unexpectedly, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. “The Blue Ammo Smoke effect could rapidly dispel from the bottom of the tube in an explosive manner posing a burn hazard...
Two Browns picked among top 50 NFL players who shouldn’t be traded

Two Browns picked among top 50 NFL players who shouldn’t be traded

The Browns did a complete teardown a year ago. It resulted in a 1-15 campaign, but also clinched Cleveland the No. 1 pick.  Defensive end Myles Garrett, the reward for such a disparaging season, is one of the most valuable assets in the NFL. He and veteran tackle Joe Thomas were ranked on NFL Spin Zone’s top 50 most untradeable players list. Thomas, an elite left tackle for the last...
19-year-old shoots, kills man trying to break into apartment

19-year-old shoots, kills man trying to break into apartment

Police said a teenager shot and killed a man Monday as he attempted to break into the teen’s apartment in DeKalb County, Georgia.  The 19-year-old told police he heard someone banging on the door of his apartment and trying to kick it in.  He grabbed a gun and shot through the door, authorities said.  Police found the intruder dead on the stoop.  Police said the shooting...
Kitten rescued after getting stuck on the Golden Gate Bridge

Kitten rescued after getting stuck on the Golden Gate Bridge

If cats have nine lives, how many lives do kittens have? An orange and white kitten is very fortunate to be alive after dodging traffic on the Golden Gate Bridge last weekend. >> Read more trending news California Highway Patrol received a call Sunday about a kitten running loose on the Golden Gate Bridge, according to the report on its Facebook page. Officers took one pass over the bridge and...
Former Reds’ great Larkin remains fan favorite

Former Reds’ great Larkin remains fan favorite

People have for years been bugging former Cincinnati Moeller football star Barry Larkin for autographs and pictures, you know, but he pulled quite the surprise on a Reds fan when he asked her – Laura O’Brien – to pose for a snapshot. Well, probably not really, if you dive into the hash tags in her post, which can be found her Twitter account @Lauralee987:    ...
Dayton offers scholarship to one of top 2019 recruits

Dayton offers scholarship to one of top 2019 recruits

The Dayton Flyers offered a scholarship to Pickerington Central High School junior Jeremiah Francis, one of the nation’s top recruits in the class of 2019. Francis, a 6-foot-3, 196-pound guard, announced the offer on Twitter on Tuesday. He’s a four-star recruit, according to Rivals.com and ranks 65th in the nation. Francis also has offers from Indiana, Ohio State, Purdue, West Virginia...
JUST IN: Recall effort started against judge in Brock Turner case

JUST IN: Recall effort started against judge in Brock Turner case

Critics of Judge Aaron Persky — the California judge who sentenced former Oakwood resident Brock Turner to six months in jail on sex assault charges — filed paperwork this week to begin collecting signatures for a June 2018 recall. Persky, a Santa Clara County Superior Court judge, is fighting back with his own campaign to retain his seat. MORE: Brock Turner’s California impact to...
Police officer helps driver pick out car seat for his child after traffic stop

Police officer helps driver pick out car seat for his child after traffic stop

The Dunwoody Police Department is recognizing one of its officers for turning a traffic stop into a teaching moment. Officer Jeffrey Leach stopped an SUV after noticing a child in a car without a car seat. The officer learned the driver did not have a car seat for his youngest child, the department said in a Facebook post Saturday. “Rather than just issue a citation, Officer Leach used...
2-year-old dies after falling asleep in hot van

2-year-old dies after falling asleep in hot van

A 2-year-old Idaho boy died after he was left over the weekend for more than six hours in a hot car near St. George, Utah, according to multiple reports. Authorities found the boy after they were called around 6:40 p.m. Saturday to a report of an unresponsive child at a home in Winchester Hills, St. George News reported. The child was pronounced dead at the scene, the news site reported. The...
Some call Costco’s new burger ‘Shake Shack copycat’

Some call Costco’s new burger ‘Shake Shack copycat’

Some Costco locations are serving up a new burger -- and it’s causing chatter beyond the food court.  >> Read more trending news Observations of the new burger have circulated for weeks, and it’s making headlines because food critics are comparing it to a Shake Shack burger. Shake Shack, a popular chain that hasn’t made it to the northwest U.S., builds its burger...
‘Little People Big World’s’ Zach Roloff introduces new baby to soccer

‘Little People Big World’s’ Zach Roloff introduces new baby to soccer

Reality TV stars Zach and Tori Roloff of “Little People, Big World” fame, took their new baby to his first soccer game this week. The couple documented much of the family outing for fans on Instagram as they took in a Portland Timbers game. Zach has a serious passion for soccer and has been a youth soccer coach for more than 10 years. Baby Jackson Roloff was pictured in Zach’s arms...
Small town won't burst Fourth of July fireworks to protect bald eaglet

Small town won't burst Fourth of July fireworks to protect bald eaglet

The Fourth of July is quickly approaching, and Americans are getting ready to host family and friends in celebration of the country’s independence. But one town is asking its residents to rethink their participation in the popular explosive tradition. Authorities in Columbia, a small Connecticut town, are concerned about the welfare of a bald eagle family, The Associated Press reported...
Country stars Rascal Flatts surprise bride with performance at wedding reception

Country stars Rascal Flatts surprise bride with performance at wedding reception

It’s often said that the most precious gifts you can give someone are your time and attention. Rascal Flatts was definitely feeling generous when it came to giving newlyweds Sara and Brandon McInnis a wedding gift. The bride and groom had planned their June 24 wedding in Watertown, Wisconsin, to include playing Rascal Flatts’ “Bless the Broken Road” during their first...
‘It’s a blessing:’ Teen paralyzed at age 4 graduates middle school as valedictorian

‘It’s a blessing:’ Teen paralyzed at age 4 graduates middle school as valedictorian

A rising high school freshman has a lot to celebrate after graduating as valedictorian from his eighth grade class. Nine years ago, a gunshot left him paralyzed. In 2008, Mantrell Stevens was struck by a stray bullet fired by a gang in a Chicago neighborhood. On Tuesday, Stevens graduated at the top of his class at Wadsworth STEM Elementary School. He credits his success to that tragedy. “It&rsquo...
High school football: 7 on 7s offer another way for teams to improve

High school football: 7 on 7s offer another way for teams to improve

Missing football? Of course you are! It might not be the real thing, but three area schools got together at Stebbins for a 7 on 7 on Monday night in Riverside.  It might not be quite football, but it is at least a football-like substance. In late June, beggars can’t be choosers, right? At any rate, these events also give coaches a chance to see some of their players in action, and it gives...
Man who robbed 3 Waffle Houses in 24 hours sentenced to life in prison

Man who robbed 3 Waffle Houses in 24 hours sentenced to life in prison

A man convicted of robbing Waffle House restaurants in Cobb and Gwinnett counties will spend the rest of his life in prison. >> Read more trending news Cobb County Superior Court Judge C. LaTain Kell handed down the sentence Friday after a jury convicted Robbin Haynes, 23, of armed robbery, aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during commission of a felony for the 2014 crime. Haynes...
Joe’s Crab Shack makes some drastic changes ahead of possible sale of company

Joe’s Crab Shack makes some drastic changes ahead of possible sale of company

Weeks after Joe’s Crab Shack announced that it was filing for bankruptcy protection ahead of a possible acquisition, Ignite Restaurant Group, the operator of the restaurant chain, is laying off its remaining 87 employees, according to documents released Monday by the Texas Workforce Commission. “In connection with these proceedings, Ignite has sought court approval of a sale procedure...
Browns, Bengals offensive lines on different spectrums

Browns, Bengals offensive lines on different spectrums

The Browns’ and Bengals’ offensive lines couldn’t be much different.  One is arguably the league’s best on paper, the other is a work in progress. One is the result of a spending spree, the other was victimized by free agency. Pro Football Focus ranked the NFL’s offensive lines heading into the 2017 season. The Browns came in second, while the Bengals sank to 31st...
7 things to know about the human plague, symptoms and how to protect yourself

7 things to know about the human plague, symptoms and how to protect yourself

Two new cases of the human plague have been confirmed in New Mexico Tuesday, according to health officials. » RELATED: Possible plague case in Georgia  This year, New Mexico has seen three cases of the plague, the first of which was reported in early June. >> Read more trending news All three cases required hospitalization, according to the New Mexico Department of Health...
Former Flyer Chris Johnson to play in NBA Summer League

Former Flyer Chris Johnson to play in NBA Summer League

Scoochie Smith and Charles Cooke won’t be the only former Dayton Flyers playing in the NBA Summer League. The Indiana Pacers announced their summer league roster Tuesday, and Chris Johnson is on it. Johnson, a 6-foot-6 forward, scored 1,467 points in his UD career (2008-12). He was a senior in 2011-12, Archie Miller’s first season. Johnson, 27, made his NBA debut in 2013 with the Memphis...
Roommate admits fatally stabbing Georgia college student in the heart

Roommate admits fatally stabbing Georgia college student in the heart

On Aug. 27 of last year, Breyana Davis dialed 911 to report a stabbing. Davis had just plunged a knife into the heart of her roommate, a 21-year-old Georgia State University student, and doused him with boiling water at their DeKalb County apartment. On Monday, Davis, 22, pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter in the killing of Charles Rudison, a business major who also worked at a Publix distribution...
Browns’ Joe Thomas ranked NFL’s second-best pass blocker

Browns’ Joe Thomas ranked NFL’s second-best pass blocker

Joe Thomas dominating isn’t exactly news to Browns fans (or the NFL), but Pro Football Focus has a stat to quantify it. Thomas has been the second most efficient pass blocker in the league since 2012, scoring a 97 rating from PFF. Andrew Whitworth, former Bengal and current Ram, ranks first at 97.6. PFF said the stat “measures pressure allowed on per snap basis with weighting towards sacks...
New island forms off North Carolina coast

New island forms off North Carolina coast

An island that appeared to be little more than a “bump” in April has grown to span a mile across and three football fields wide off the coast of North Carolina, according to multiple reports. The island near the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse has been dubbed “Shelly Island,” so-named because it’s a prime location to find seashells, visitor Janice Regan told The Virginian-Pilot...
Former Bengals tackle is NFL’s most efficient pass blocker

Former Bengals tackle is NFL’s most efficient pass blocker

Departed Bengals tackle Andrew Whitworth has been the most efficient pass blocking tackle in the NFL since 2012, according to Pro Football Focus. Cincinnati drafted Whitworth in 2006. He was the foundation on one of the NFL’s best offensive lines that helped the Bengals to playoff appearances from 2011-2015. PFF graded Whitworth at 97.6. The stat “measures pressure allowed on per snap...
Social media reacts to Indians’ 7-run comeback win over Rangers

Social media reacts to Indians’ 7-run comeback win over Rangers

The Indians found themselves down 9-2 to the Rangers in the fourth inning Monday night.  Then they started hitting. Cleveland went on to win 15-9, its largest rally since April 2012 (it trailed Seattle 8-1). The baseball world reacted to the Indians’ potential wake-up call.
Confessed attempted rapist reveals chilling details of plans to rape real estate agents

Confessed attempted rapist reveals chilling details of plans to rape real estate agents

A Pennsylvania judge has upheld the sentence of a Bucks County man who pleaded guilty to an attempted rape charge in 2013. Frank Yeager, 33, was sentenced to prison for up to 20 years and later appealed, contending that his lawyer did not question whether his confession was legal. Yeager revealed he regarded his search for potential rape victims as “full time work,” police said. He...
High school referee, ex-con accused of raping juvenile in Troy

High school referee, ex-con accused of raping juvenile in Troy

A Troy man accused of raping a juvenile is no longer eligible to officiate after the Ohio High School Athletic Association suspended his license after his arrest earlier this month, an OHSAA spokesman said Tuesday.  Henry Lucas Jr., 52, was arrested June 5 after he turned himself in to Troy police, according to an affidavit filed in Miami County Municipal Court. Lucas is charged with a felony...
Bees swarm, kill dog in Florida backyard: ‘They were relentless’

Bees swarm, kill dog in Florida backyard: ‘They were relentless’

The scratches on the French doors that lead to Debbie Leonard’s Boca Raton backyard and the slew of dead bees scattered on the floor are harsh reminders of something dog owners fear, but rarely expect. >> Read more trending news “My kids won’t go in the backyard anymore,” said Leonard, a local realtor. That’s where her 7-year-old dog, Delilah, was viciously...
Police: Man allegedly hit wife with prosthetic leg

Police: Man allegedly hit wife with prosthetic leg

A man in Ohio is accused of striking his wife with one of his prosthetic legs, police said. Police responded Friday to a home in Sandusky on a disorderly conduct call, The Associated Press reported. Ronna Wilson told police that her husband, Richard T. Wilson Sr., 63, threw one of his prosthetic legs at her, striking her in the head. She claimed she suffered wrist injuries while trying to defend...
John McEnroe stands firm on Serena Williams vs. men stance

John McEnroe stands firm on Serena Williams vs. men stance

John McEnroe had a chance on “CBS This Morning” to walk back somehow-controversial comments he made over the weekend about where Serena Williams would rank against the best male tennis players in the world. (Hint: Not very high.) He didn’t.  Good for him. While I think saying she would ranked 700th among men is over-the-top, McEnroe’s overall sentiment is correct...
5 Florida children poisoned by chlorine gas during swim lessons

5 Florida children poisoned by chlorine gas during swim lessons

Five Florida children were taken to a hospital after being exposed to chlorine gas during swimming lessons, authorities said. >> Read more trending news Just after 7 p.m. Monday, a Hillsborough County Fire Rescue team was called to Calypso Pool in Tampa, according to Hillsborough County Fire Rescue. The children were treated at a local hospital for stomach discomfort and nausea but are...
What is next for the Senate health care bill?

What is next for the Senate health care bill?

Updated at 1:52 p.m. ET: From The Associated Press: “Lacking votes, Senate GOP leaders abruptly delay vote on health care bill until after July 4th recess.” Original story: Early Tuesday, Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) said he will oppose beginning debate on the Senate health care bill, voting no on a procedural vote that would put into motion the final vote for an overhaul...
Serena Williams fires back at McEnroe for snarky ‘No. 700’ comment

Serena Williams fires back at McEnroe for snarky ‘No. 700’ comment

Tennis great Serena Williams fired back after former tennis star John McEnroe said Williams would rank "like No. 700 in the world" if she played on the men’s circuit. In an interview with NPR on Sunday, McEnroe said Williams is the greatest female player in history, but she wouldn’t be one of the greatest ever. Williams disagreed. “Dear John,” Williams wrote...
Services at Islamic center in West Chester continue after threat

Services at Islamic center in West Chester continue after threat

The West Chester Police Department will continue to investigate a letter containing white powder and a threat mailed to the Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati. And as police investigate the threat, Islamic center officials say they are open for all services. “We, at the Center, are deeply appreciative of the work of law enforcement personnel, fire department, the HAZMAT team, and West Chester...
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