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Man, 51, killed in Clark County crash

A 51-year-old Catawba man was killed in a crash on Redmond Road south of Old Columbus Road Saturday night, according to the Ohio Highway Patrol. Gary Jacks was driving a 2011 Chevrolet Traverse south on Redmond when he drove off the left side of the road and struck a tree, troopers said.  He was not wearing a seat belt and troopers do not suspect drugs nor alcohol as playing a factor in the crash...


Custom-built home for sale in Liberty Twp. for $1.8M

Custom-built home for sale in Liberty Twp. for $1.8M

A custom-built home is for sale for nearly $1.9 million in Liberty Twp. The seven-bedroom home, located at 6385 Coach House Way in Liberty Twp., has more than 10,000 square feet of living space and seven bedrooms. It is listed by Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Professional Realty. » INSIDE LOOK: $1.7M home with indoor pool for sale in Washington Twp. Other home highlights include a grand foyer...
Rain possible Monday, better chances Tuesday

Rain possible Monday, better chances Tuesday

Clouds are expected to decrease this evening, with temperatures overnight dropping into the upper 60s, Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar said. Isolated shower or two will be possible Monday Showers and storms likely Tuesday Cooler and less humid Wednesday, Thursday Monday: A hot and humid day is expected. Highs will be in the upper 80s and some spots may hit 90 degrees. Heat index values...
‘Hillbilly Elegy’ author, others coming to Springfield for Witt Series

‘Hillbilly Elegy’ author, others coming to Springfield for Witt Series

The author of a recent New York Times Best Seller, an award-winning Iraqi poet, an Emmy Award-winning filmmaker, a Pulitzer Prize winner and a service for the anniversary of the Reformation will be among the highlights when the Wittenberg Series marks its 35th season beginning Tuesday, Aug. 22. The 12 cultural programs including lectures, concerts and convocations are admission-free and open to the...
Springfield schools, residents prepare for Monday’s solar eclipse

Springfield schools, residents prepare for Monday’s solar eclipse

Clark County residents are preparing to watch the solar eclipse Monday, from schools changing dismissal times to handing out solar eclipse glasses to golfers. About 87 percent of the sun will covered by the moon at 2:30 p.m. in Springfield. It’s important to remember not to look at the solar eclipse without the proper eye protection, Wittenberg University Physics and Space Professor Dan Fleisch...
Student/Athlete of the Week Springfield-CTC/Southeastern

Student/Athlete of the Week Springfield-CTC/Southeastern

Name: Tyler King School: Springfield-CTC/Southeastern Grade: 12 Age: 17 Sports: Football, Basketball, Baseball Words you live by: “Actions speak louder than words.” Toughest opponent: Northeastern Biggest influence: My brother, Trevor King Game-day rituals: Taking a bath and relaxing What’s on your bedroom walls: Sports pictures When I’m bored I like to … Be outdoors...

H.S. football: New coach, new conference for Greenon

After he was hired to coach the Greenon High School football team in February, one of the first things Josh Wooten did was find his “yes” men. Well, in a manner of speaking. Wooten presented potential coaching hires with four questions: Can I trust you? Do you love Greenon? Do you love our community? Do you love our kids? “If your answer is yes then we want you a part of our staff...

H.S. football: Experience a plus for win-starved Cedarville

The Cedarville Indians football roster is down about three players from last season. For most schools that’s inconsequential. For schools like Cedarville it’s an obstacle. The Indians have 19 players. Coach Jason Christian is hopeful those numbers will rebound to the mid-20s next season with a larger eighth-grade class coming up. “Last year was tough,” Christian said. &ldquo...
Air Force museum celebrates National Aviation Day with activities

Air Force museum celebrates National Aviation Day with activities

The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force is hosting educational activities until 3 p.m. today, Aug. 19, as part of its celebration of National Aviation Day. All activities are free and open to the public. During “Family Day,” visitors can learn about major events and breakthroughs in aviation history, from the Wright brothers’ first flight to modern Air Force developments...
Powerball: Dayton area sales brisk for $535 million jackpot

Powerball: Dayton area sales brisk for $535 million jackpot

Powerball ticket sales picked up Saturday as the drawing neared for a $535 million jackpot — the fifth largest ever.  “We’re getting all sorts of new people in,” said Michael Sliger, manager of Bee Gee’s Mini Market in Kettering. “Everybody’s wanting to take a chance at the big money.”  Teresa Williams, 66, of Kettering bought $10 worth of...
Navistar, local leaders push others to buy trucks made in Springfield

Navistar, local leaders push others to buy trucks made in Springfield

Members of the UAW Local 402 and Chamber of Greater Springfield are increasingly working with area businesses as part of a two-year effort to encourage them to buy Navistar products made in Springfield. The chamber and UAW started out more than a year ago with a mailing campaign to more than 600 townships, villages cities and other government entities throughout Ohio. The campaign’s direct impact...
$1.8M road diet discussed for busy north side Springfield corridor

$1.8M road diet discussed for busy north side Springfield corridor

Some Springfield and Clark County leaders believe a $1.8 million project on Derr Road will improve safety and quality of life in the area, while others said it will slow down traffic and affect businesses at the nearby shopping center. Scott Schmid from the Springfield-Clark County Transportation Coordinating Committee and Steve Thieken, an engineer with TCC’s consultant, Burgess and Niple,...
Stafford: Blunder during island trip provides time to reflect

Stafford: Blunder during island trip provides time to reflect

Most of my mistakes either turn out badly or make me laugh at myself. But every often, I have blunder I’m really proud of. And last week, in this space, I may have made — thank you very much — my Best Blunder of 2017. MORE: Spending time with grandchild special The column was about my walks around the block with our grandson Finnegan and how, in the intense focus...
Heat builds ahead of Monday’s solar eclipse

Heat builds ahead of Monday’s solar eclipse

An isolated shower can’t be ruled out this evening, but most will stay dry, Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar said. Overnight, clouds decrease and temperatures drop into the lower to middle 60s. Temperatures on the rise Sunday, Monday Chance for rain returns Tuesday Cooler, less humid Wednesday, Thursday Sunday: Mostly sunny skies are expected to start the day, with partly cloudy...
Beatty Station Trailhead receives $66k grant for redevelopment

Beatty Station Trailhead receives $66k grant for redevelopment

Beatty Station Trailhead recently received a $66,000 grant that will be used to redevelop the trailhead station, which opened in 1999. The trailhead station redevelopment will include a permanent restroom, a picnic shelter, bike fixit station with a roof, a play train station, bike rack, grill, and picnic tables. The grant was provided through NatureWorks. The Beatty Station Trailhead is located at...
New walking track built at New Carlisle Elementary School

New walking track built at New Carlisle Elementary School

New Carlisle Elementary School students have a new track to use when they return to school this week. The elementary PTO at Tecumseh Local Schools donated $7,500 and McMahan’s Mobile Homes built the track just in time for the school year. The walking track is near the playground at the school and can be difficult to see from the street. The track is about a tenth of a mile long and the total...
Southeastern Local Schools close Monday for solar eclipse

Southeastern Local Schools close Monday for solar eclipse

Southeastern Local Schools will close on Monday. The district decided Friday evening to cancel school, but leaders said it did so because it was the “best course of action for the safety of our students.” The district cited possible danger to students’ vision because the eclipse will happen during dismissal times.
More charges for Ohio suspect in Charlottesville attack

More charges for Ohio suspect in Charlottesville attack

Five more felony charges were filed today against James Alex Fields Jr., the suspect in the Charlottesville car-ramming that killed one and injured more than 30. The Charlottesville Police Department said the new charges include three counts of aggravated malicious wounding and two counts of malicious wounding, CBS affiliate newsplex.com reported. The additional charges are related to victims who...
Family of Medway man killed on Tecumseh Road files wrongful death suit

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...
Wright State gets grant for opioid addiction training

Wright State gets grant for opioid addiction training

An $80,000 federal grant will help train local phyisicians on medically assisted treatment of opioid addiction. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services was awarded it to the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine, along with a $499,095 grant toward the school’s primary care curriculum. The one-year supplemental grant toward medically assisted addiction treatment will help...
Major electricity transmission lines approved in Clark County

Major electricity transmission lines approved in Clark County

The Ohio Power Siting Board has approved construction of separate, new transmission line projects in Clark County. Information from the siting board shows American Transmission Systems Inc. will build the East Springfield-Tangy Loop to Broadview Substation project, a new 138 kilavolt transmission line connecting the existing East Springfield-Tangy line to Broadview Substation. MORE BUSINESS NEWS:...
Closing date set for local Gander Mountain store

Closing date set for local Gander Mountain store

Gander Mountain in Huber Heights is set to close on Aug. 27. The company announced in early June that the store, located at 8001 Old Troy Pike in Huber Heights, would close permanently. The sporting goods and outdoor retailer filed for bankruptcy in March, and was acquired by Camping World Holdings Inc. in April. Camping World & Good Sam family announced it would try to keep as many as 70 or more...
High School Football: New coach, same expectations for Greeneview

High School Football: New coach, same expectations for Greeneview

The Greeneview Rams have had much to cheer about the past three seasons by earning the program’s first playoff appearance and first postseason victory. But you wouldn’t know it by watching them, especially on the practice field. The Rams have quietly gone about their business after reaching the postseason the past three seasons. “We call them a lunch-pail group,” first-year...
New Carlisle woman faces prison for smuggling gun in bra in jail

New Carlisle woman faces prison for smuggling gun in bra in jail

A New Carlisle woman accused of concealing an unloaded .22-caliber pistol in her bra in the Miami County Jail faces up to three years in prison after pleading guilty to felony illegal conveyance into a facility. Cassondra Workman, 25, was charged May 21 after being taken to the jail by Troy police officers, who arrested her on a warrant out of Clark County. Workman told deputies she was able to conceal...
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...
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...
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...
$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...
Alabama’s Nick Saban on eclipse; ‘I’ll watch it on TV’

Alabama’s Nick Saban on eclipse; ‘I’ll watch it on TV’

Alabama football coach Nick Saban is not impressed with the hype surrounding Monday’s total eclipse, ESPN reported.  “I watch the Weather Channel every day,” Saban said Saturday after a scrimmage at Bryant-Denny Stadium. “They're already saying what it's going to look like in every city in America. So what's going to be significant? Watch the Weather Channel, and...

HS Results 8/20: ‘Boro nabs another win in Tennessee

Springboro followed up Saturday’s win with a 4-0 victory over Farragut (TN) at the Bearden High School Girls Soccer Tournament in Tennessee on Sunday. Alex Garver, Bridie Herman, Peighton Banks and Paige Obrecht all had goals for ‘Boro. Springboro returns to the Buckeye state to face Springfield on Wednesday. SCORES LIST Boys Soccer Saturday’s Results Alter 3, Monroe 0 Badin 1, Northwest...
1979 solar eclipse news report ended with wish for peace in 2017

1979 solar eclipse news report ended with wish for peace in 2017

“May the shadow of the moon fall on a world at peace.” Those were the words of ABC News anchorman Frank Reynolds, who covered the last total eclipse that passed over the continental United States on Feb. 21, 1979. Reynolds ended his broadcast with a hopeful message of world peace in 2017 when the next total eclipse passed over the country, People reported. Reynolds took viewers...
10 sailors missing after USS John S. McCain collides with tanker

10 sailors missing after USS John S. McCain collides with tanker

Ten sailors are missing and five are injured after a U.S. Navy destroyer collided with an oil and chemical tanker early Monday. The USS John S. McCain collided with the "Alnic MC" at 6:24 a.m. in the Strait of Malacca off the coast of Singapore in the Pacific Ocean, according to the U.S. 7th Fleet. The USS John S. McCain sustained damage to its left rear side. Osprey aircraft and Seahawk...
Reds set record for grand slams allowed in season in loss to Braves

Reds set record for grand slams allowed in season in loss to Braves

Braves rookie Sean Newcomb relied on some clutch defense — including his own creative play — to frustrate the Cincinnati Reds. Tyler Flowers’ grand slam broke open a close game in Atlanta’s six-run fifth inning, Newcomb earned his first home win and the Braves beat Cincinnati 8-1 on Sunday. Newcomb (2-7) gave up five hits with five walks in five scoreless innings for his first...
Eclipse also has relevance for astrologers

Eclipse also has relevance for astrologers

Monday’s total eclipse is a significant event for astronomers, but it also has relevance for astrologers.  On her website, astrologer Marjorie Orr said that several major history-altering events -- including the explosion of the first atomic bomb and the assassination of President John F. Kennedy -- have occurred within a few months of solar eclipses.  She called Monday&rsquo...
Thieves use forklift to steal ATM, police say

Thieves use forklift to steal ATM, police say

Police are asking for the public’s help to identify the thieves who stole an ATM by ramming it with a forklift and loading it into a waiting truck. The thieves used a large CAT forklift to crash into the drive-thru portion of a bank last Wednesday. Police believe the criminals might have some ties to the construction industry. They targeted the First Service Bank in Conway in the dead of...
Eastern Tennessee town prepares for ‘sweetest view’ of eclipse

Eastern Tennessee town prepares for ‘sweetest view’ of eclipse

The east Tennessee town of Sweetwater is normally quiet, with the Lost Sea Adventure caverns its main tourist attraction. On Monday, the town will be bustling with thousands of people ready to view the total eclipse that will be passing through the area. City recorder Jessica Morgan said nearly 50,000 to 60,000 people are expected in town to see the two minutes, 39 seconds of totality, the Knoxville...
Group from Latvia travels to Idaho for eclipse

Group from Latvia travels to Idaho for eclipse

A group from Latvia will be among the thousands who will view Monday’s total eclipse, the Idaho Statesman reported. Agnese Zalcmane organized a trip for 22 Latvians, who traveled more than 5,000 miles to Weiser, Idaho, this weekend. Zalcmane has seen seven total eclipses in places including Kazakhstan, Australia, Kenya and Indonesia, the Statesman reported. When she learned of Monday&rsquo...
Heavy rain causes car to descend sand bank

Heavy rain causes car to descend sand bank

Beaches can be beautiful, but they can also be unpredictable – especially when there’s 5 inches of rain. Ciaran Lucey found that out the hard way when his car was nearly swallowed while being parked outside the Beachcomber Friday night. “I ran out here with my cousin and slowly watched my car decline into the dune and onto the beach for like two hours,” he said. “I was...
National parks prime spots for eclipse viewing

National parks prime spots for eclipse viewing

Thousands of people have been preparing for years to watch Monday’s total eclipse. Others are going to try and wing it. If you are more of a spur-of-the-moment person, then here are some places to view the eclipse -- assuming there is room. The eclipse will cross over 21 national parks and seven trails. according to the National Park Service. Here are some notable places to watch the eclipse...
Florida firefighter spears 409-pound grouper

Florida firefighter spears 409-pound grouper

A Bradenton firefighter has just caught one of the world’s largest Warsaw groupers, according to news reports. James Taylor speared a 409-pound grouper during the St. Pete Open annual fishing tournament on Saturday, according to WFTS. Taylor was fishing in about 250-feet-deep waters when he caught the fish. Florida Fish and Wildlife weighed the grouper and Taylor is waiting to hear whether...
Siri reaches milestone in Dragons’ win over Lake County

Siri reaches milestone in Dragons’ win over Lake County

Dayton’s Jose Siri hit a home run and stole a base to become the first Midwest League player since 1982 to reach 20 home runs and 40 steals in a season as the Dragons defeated the Lake County Captains 8-3 on Sunday. The Dragons opened the game with back-to-back home runs. Randy Ventura hit the second pitch of the contest for a homer to left field, and Siri hit the very next pitch over the left...
Real estate agent finds human remains while showing Florida property, police say

Real estate agent finds human remains while showing Florida property, police say

A real estate agent and some clients found human remains on a rural Groveland property Saturday, the Lake County Sheriff’s Office said. Deputies began investigating the remains around 5:50 p.m. after the real estate agent discovered them on the property, which is up for sale. Deputies preserved the scene overnight and continued investigating the remains Sunday. The investigation is active. Deputies...
Kasich on Trump Afghanistan decision: ‘Not the way I think we should go’

Kasich on Trump Afghanistan decision: ‘Not the way I think we should go’

Ohio Gov. John Kasich objected to President Donald Trump’s apparent decision to send as many as 4,000 additional troops to Afghanistan, saying “we need to get out of” the war-torn country where U.S. and allied forces have spent 16 years trying to defeat a Taliban insurgency. In an appearance on CNN’s State-of-the-Union on Sunday, Kasich said the United States has “largely&rdquo...
Here’s where you can get freebies and deals to celebrate the solar eclipse

Here’s where you can get freebies and deals to celebrate the solar eclipse

The solar eclipse is just hours away, and a gang of companies are celebrating the big celestial event with freebies and deals.  From sweet treats to kitchen appliances, take a look at these offerings to score all of the best discounts.  The chain is honoring the occasion with its Perfect Eclipse Margarita. The special is only good on Aug. 21 at participating locations. From Aug. 21 - Sept...
Illinois town taking center stage for eclipse

Illinois town taking center stage for eclipse

A small town in Illinois will be the focal point Monday when a total solar eclipse crosses North America for the first time in 99 years. In Makanda, located in the southern part of the state, the eclipse will be visible for more than two minutes, CBS News reported. Residents are approaching the event with a party atmosphere. "I do feel lucky. How can you not feel lucky? This is a lucky...
Brent Spence Bridge lane closures coming to an end

Brent Spence Bridge lane closures coming to an end

Round-the-clock lane closures for Brent Spence Bridge maintenance are coming to an end on Monday morning for southbound lanes and on Aug. 25 for northbound lanes. All four northbound lanes on the bridge will be reopened by 5 a.m. Aug. 25. MORE: Majority support for Brent Spence tolls Crews will begin restoring the northbound (lower) deck of the Brent Spence Bridge back to a four-lane travel configuration...
Bengals cut veteran defensive tackle, pair of rookies

Bengals cut veteran defensive tackle, pair of rookies

The Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday parted ways with the first of what could a handful of veterans over the next few weeks with the termination of defensive tackle Brandon Thompson’s contract. A third-round pick out of Clemson in 2013, Thompson appeared in 39 games with seven starts. He missed all of 2016 after tearing his ACL in the 2015 season finale. ›› 7 things to know about Bengals...
Comedy genius Jerry Lewis has died at 91

Comedy genius Jerry Lewis has died at 91

Legendary comedian, brash entertainer,  zany actor and dedicated humanitarian Jerry Lewis has died in Las Vegas at the age of 91. He died at his home at 9:15 a.m. , according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal and confirmed by his agent, Variety reported. Lewis was born Joseph Levitch in 1926 in Newark, New Jersey to show business parents and made his professional debut at the age of 5...
Madonna celebrates turning 59, posting first family pic with all six kids

Madonna celebrates turning 59, posting first family pic with all six kids

Photographed for the very first time! Pop star Madonna shared a debut family portrait Friday that featured her and all six of her children. The Material Girl posted the photo on Instagram following her 59th birthday party at a two-day, gypsy-themed celebration in Italy. From top left Rocco, 17,  David, 11, and Mercy James, 11, to the right of Madonna. From bottom left, Lourdes, 20, kneeling along...
4-year-old accidentally shoots, kills himself with gun, father charged

4-year-old accidentally shoots, kills himself with gun, father charged

A four-year-old boy is dead after accidentally shooting and killing himself Saturday at a residence in Memphis, Tenn. The child’s father is facing a number of charges, including reckless homicide. Police said the incident happened around 6:30 p.m. on the city’s southeast side. When police arrived, they found the child on a walkway, according to news outlets. He was transported to a local...
Great American Eclipse: More clearing than clouds

Great American Eclipse: More clearing than clouds

Monday is the Great American Eclipse, and all eyes are on the forecast.  The biggest question is: Will we be able to see the solar eclipse? Long-range weather models have indicated a dry forecast. However, higher resolution models now indicate a slight chance for rain. The setup for Monday is painting a hot and muggy picture. High temperatures will be in the upper 80s, with some spots reaching...
Solar eclipse 2017: If you can’t get glasses, here’s what to do to watch Monday’s eclipse

Solar eclipse 2017: If you can’t get glasses, here’s what to do to watch Monday’s eclipse

If you have not gotten a pair of glasses to view Monday’s solar eclipse, you are not alone.Retail stores and online outlets across the country have reported that supplies are low or nonexistent in the hours before the 2017 solar eclipse.If you haven’t secured a pair, there are a few things you can do to safely watch the eclipse.Here are some tips. Is there any way to still get glasses?Some...
Mar-a-Lago dumped, more event cancellations after Trump’s Charlottesville remarks

Mar-a-Lago dumped, more event cancellations after Trump’s Charlottesville remarks

The Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach and an ovarian cancer group are the latest nonprofits to cancel charity events at President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club. The Preservation Foundation, which celebrates and protects the architectural and cultural heritage of Palm Beach, planned to host a dance in March at the club, which has long been an oasis for charities and their patrons during...
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...
Stephenson, Scooter lift Reds to 11-8 win over Braves

Stephenson, Scooter lift Reds to 11-8 win over Braves

Julio Teheran still considers himself to be Atlanta’s ace, even if his numbers suggest otherwise. “Yeah, that’s the spot I want to be in hopefully for my whole career,” he said. “That doesn’t mean I won’t have ups and downs. We’re all human. We all make mistakes.” Scooter Gennett hit a grand slam, Robert Stephenson won for the first time in eight...
Study shows thousands of crashes in Ohio caused by debris on roadways

Study shows thousands of crashes in Ohio caused by debris on roadways

Debris on Ohio’s highways — overwhelmingly the result of unsecured loads — results in an average 20 highway fatalities a year and five times as many serious injuries, according to state accident reports. The cost to taxpayers: millions. “It is an ugly problem, but it can also be a dangerous problem,” said Matt Bruning, Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) spokesman...
Charles Barkley offers brutally honest take on Confederate statue debate

Charles Barkley offers brutally honest take on Confederate statue debate

Former basketball star Charles Barkley recently weighed in on an argument that has the entire nation riled up: the removal of Confederate statues. “I’m not going to waste my time worrying about these Confederate statues. ... I’m going to keep doing great things, No. 1 in the black community because I’m black,” Barkley said in an interview with Rick Karle of...
7 things to know about Bengals loss to Chiefs

7 things to know about Bengals loss to Chiefs

There weren’t a lot of positives to come out of Saturday night’s preseason game at Paul Brown Stadium. Not only did the Cincinnati Bengals defense surrender scores on the first five Kansas City possessions, including four touchdown drives in a row, the offense failed to reach the end zone in a 30-12 loss. »RELATED: Chiefs QBs light up Bengals defense And the Bengals lost one of their...
Man who rescued newborn baby abandoned in bushes hailed as hero

Man who rescued newborn baby abandoned in bushes hailed as hero

If it weren’t for Albert Peterson, an abandoned newborn baby girl might not be alive today. Peterson is the man who, as he was rushing to work in the early morning hours, took the extra time to check on the muffled noise he heard coming from the bushes along the sidewalk of his Harris County, Texas, apartment complex. The Houston area was quickly captivated by the story of the baby that...
Charlie Daniels compares Confederate statue removal to ISIS' actions

Charlie Daniels compares Confederate statue removal to ISIS' actions

Charlie Daniels has always been outspoken about his political beliefs. So it comes as no surprise that he is sharing his opinions on the recent movement to remove Confederate monuments and memorials from public spaces in the U.S. In a new interview with cable network Newsmax TV, the 80-year-old country music icon was asked whether or not he thought Confederate statues should be taken...
'Deadpool 2' stuntwoman killed on set was first black woman road racer

'Deadpool 2' stuntwoman killed on set was first black woman road racer

Joi “SJ” Harris, known as the first African-American woman road racer, died on the Vancouver set of “Deadpool 2” after a motorcycle crash.  The pioneer grew up in Brooklyn but didn’t catch wind of the motorcycle racing industry until adulthood.  Determined to learn how to ride, she headed to New Jersey Motorsports Park, a track three hours away from her...
Army veteran who lost both legs to roadside bomb is becoming a doctor

Army veteran who lost both legs to roadside bomb is becoming a doctor

Greg Galeazzi is putting on a white coat at Harvard Medical School six years after losing his legs while serving in the Army. Galeazzi told ABC News that he lost his legs and much of his right arm when a roadside bomb exploded in Afghanistan in May 2011, just one month before he was scheduled to head home. “It felt like I was an empty coke can on train tracks getting hit by a freight...
Powerball jackpot hits $650M after nobody wins Saturday drawing

Powerball jackpot hits $650M after nobody wins Saturday drawing

Sorry, Powerball players: You're not half a billion dollars richer. ABC News reported that nobody won the massive $541.9 million jackpot in Saturday's drawing. The winning numbers were 17, 19, 39, 43, 68 and Powerball 13. But don't toss that ticket just yet. According to the Powerball website, tickets sold in South Carolina and Tennessee won a $2 million prize, while $1 million winning tickets...
Navy sailor, girlfriend charged with torture, child abuse of 5-year-old boy

Navy sailor, girlfriend charged with torture, child abuse of 5-year-old boy

U.S. Navy Petty Officer First Class Benjamin Whitten, 33, and his live-in girlfriend Jeryn Johnson, 25, are charged with torture and child abuse after authorities said Whitten’s 5-year-old son was discovered with severe injuries and living in filth among 15 animals, reports KGTV. The police and fire departments in Murrieta, California, reportedly discovered the boy when they responded...

The Kid Whisperer: When you disagree with your kids’ parenting style

Dear Kid Whisperer, I am a grandparent to three granddaughters who have parents that try, but don’t like to say “no” to their children. They want my husband and me to be on board with that philosophy as well. As former educators, we cannot with a clear conscience agree. We are finding it harder to spend time with our grandkids. Any good advice? — Sara, Bexley, Ohio Sara, You...
Civil rights activist, comedian Dick Gregory dies weeks after local performance

Civil rights activist, comedian Dick Gregory dies weeks after local performance

Civil rights activist and comedian Dick Gregory died Saturday, his family confirmed in a social media post. He passed away at age 84 in Washington, DC., nearly three weeks after his one-night appearance earlier this month in the Miami Valley. The best-selling author and 1968 write-in presidential candidate performed Aug. 2 at the Dayton Funny Bone at The Greene Towne Center. Although he began as a...

HS Results 8/19: Springboro opens season with shutout win

The Springboro girls soccer team started the season on a winning note with a 1-0 win over Bearden (TN) at the Bearden High School Invitational on Saturday. Liv Page tallied the game-winner off an Alex Garver assist with 28 minutes to play in the second half. Keeper Kristy Catrine posted the shutout with five saves. Boro continues play in the tournament Sunday against Farragut (TN) at noon. Boys Soccer...
Civil rights activist Dick Gregory dead at 84

Civil rights activist Dick Gregory dead at 84

Noted comedian, actor and civil rights activist Dick Gregory has died at 84. His family confirmed the death Saturday through social media. Gregory was hospitalized with a serious but stable condition, his son Christian said Thursday. Gregory is survived by his wife Lillian and their 10 children.
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