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Springfield Then and Now: Aerial view of Credit Life building

The Credit Life building is seen under construction at the corner of East Main Street and South Limestone in a photo from around 1980. Downtown Springfield retains some of the same elements, but also has experienced plenty of changes, viewed this week. Credit Life spent $7 million constructing the 154,000-square-foot-tower in 1980. In September 2016, EF Hutton America purchased the building and the...


Poor Will’s Clark County Almanack: Hummingbirds arrive!

Poor Will’s Clark County Almanack: Hummingbirds arrive!

Stay together, Learn the flowers, Go light. — Gary Snyder, from “For the Children” The Almanack Horoscope Moon Time: Mock Orange Moon waxes throughout the period, entering its second quarter at 9:42 p.m. on May 2. Rising in the morning and setting in the evening, this moon passes overhead in the afternoon. Sun Time: Late Spring is pushing the land toward summer. The sun reaches a...
More active weather develops through Thursday, the weekend

More active weather develops through Thursday, the weekend

DAYTON — A cold front will pass during the first half of Thursday, but the impacts of showers or storms will be minimal. Gusty winds through the day may slow some drivers down with high profile vehicles like trucks or semi-trucks.  A bigger punch will come from the showers and storms that become widespread Friday night and early Saturday morning.  The Storm Prediction Center said severe...
Change likely to continue at Urbana University amid new leadership

Change likely to continue at Urbana University amid new leadership

Some students at Urbana University have questions about the changes at the campus but said they also hope it will bring more funding to the school. Urbana’s president resigned Tuesday after two years with the school as the university potentially shifts to a branch campus of Franklin University in Columbus. Franklin acquired the smaller campus in 2014 after Urbana University faced years of lean...
Wright-Patterson preparing for government shutdown

Wright-Patterson preparing for government shutdown

Thousands of federal workers in the Miami Valley have high stakes in congressional lawmakers’ attempts to reach a budget deal to avert a partial federal government shutdown at midnight Friday. Wright-Patterson Air Force Base spokesman Daryl Mayer said the Air Force has started to prepare for the possibility of a government shutdown, but no details were immediately available Wednesday. The National...
Child dies every 9 days from being left alone, inside hot car

Child dies every 9 days from being left alone, inside hot car

Summer hasn’t arrived yet in the United States and already 5 children have died if heatstroke after being left alone inside a hot car, according kidsandcars.org. A child dies every nine days from being left in a hot car, according to the organization that is trying to raise awareness and prevent more tragedy. April 26 is National Child Vehicular Heatstroke Awareness and Prevention Day. ...
Springfield woman charged in fight over ATVs, alleged beating threat

Springfield woman charged in fight over ATVs, alleged beating threat

A woman has been charged after police said she was video taped starting a verbal altercation with a man over all-terrain vehicles. Stacie Vanbeber, 39, of Springfield, appeared in Clark County Municipal Court on Wednesday to face a misdemeanor menacing charge. Court records say the charge stems from an argument on April 19 with a neighbor who wants Vanbeber to stop allowing people to ride ATVs on...
Another round of base closures is likely in 2020, Turner says

Another round of base closures is likely in 2020, Turner says

Rep. Mike Turner Wednesday told a crowd of Dayton civic and business leaders that they should be prepared for the possibility of a round of base closures in 2020 – a move that could have a sweeping impact on Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. Speaking at the Dayton Development Coalition’s annual fly-in in Washington, D.C., Turner, a Dayton Republican who is a senior member of the House Armed...
New Obamacare overhaul plan gets support from Jordan, Freedom Caucus

New Obamacare overhaul plan gets support from Jordan, Freedom Caucus

Rep. Jim Jordan of Urbana and other House GOP conservatives said they will back a revised health bill aimed at scrapping major sections of the 2010 health law known as Obamacare. The conservatives, who this March scuttled a health care overhaul bill backed by House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., today rallied behind a compromise that would allow states to opt out of some of Obamacare’s mandates...
Days by the pool: Is it worth the cost?

Days by the pool: Is it worth the cost?

Every year as summer approaches, families think about adding pools to their backyards. Before your kids talk you into installing one, you should consider the financial implications. Better Business Bureau advises you: Do your research before installing your own pool. Ask yourself why you want a pool Consider these questions: Why do you want a pool? What will you be using it for? And how much are you...
Columbus Zoo mourns loss of Nanuq, his polar bear cubs still need names

Columbus Zoo mourns loss of Nanuq, his polar bear cubs still need names

The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium announced today the death of Nanuq, a 29-year-old male polar bear who sired four litters at the zoo. Nanuq, who surpassed a typical zoo-kept polar bear’s lifespan by more than eight years, suffered from liver cancer and was euthanized this morning, according to the zoo’s release. Columbus Zoo and Aquarium President and CEO Tom Stalf said in a prepared statement...
Wright-Patterson gate crasher sentenced

Wright-Patterson gate crasher sentenced

A federal judge has sentenced a man who pleaded guilty to trespassing at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base which caused a major disruption that led to an employee evacuation in two buildings and blocked roads to two years probation. Edward J. Novak, 32, of Beavercreek, also will have to comply with mental health counseling and alcohol and chemical substance testing as part of the sentence U.S. Magistrate...
Chipotle investigating credit card data breach

Chipotle investigating credit card data breach

Chipotle Mexican Grill is investigating a data breach in its payment processing system, after reporting a sharp increase in sales. The fast-casual restaurant said it recently detected unauthorized activity on its network that supports the payment system. Chipotle said the transactions occurred between March 24 and April 18, and the company believes it took the proper precautions to stop the breach...
Clark County grand jury issues several drug, burglary indictments

Clark County grand jury issues several drug, burglary indictments

D. Andrew Wilson, Prosecuting Attorney, reports that the Grand Jury met and the following indictments were returned: Steve Wilson Jr, 25: felonious assault, abduction, domestic violence. Patrick D Walsh, 56: receiving stolen property (two counts). Timothy A Sowards, 39: failure to appear. READ MORE: Dayton Children’s: Debate over sexual misconduct allegations Christopher Croxdale, 32, Medway...
Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

COMMON PLEAS COURT NEW SUITS 17-CV-0221 - KeyBank NA v. Unknown heirs, devisees, legatees, creditors and representatives of Charles A. Thomas, et al., complaint in foreclosure in rem for property located at 412 Mount Joy St. 17-CV-0222 - New Residential Mortgage Loan Trust 2016-2 v. Samuel Edward Hollbrook aka Samuel Edward Holbrook, New Carlisle, et al., complaint in foreclosure for property located...
RETAIL APOCALYPSE: More than 8,600 stores could close in 2017

RETAIL APOCALYPSE: More than 8,600 stores could close in 2017

More than 8,600 stores could close in 2017, a record estimate of closures compared to recent years. A new research report from brokerage firm Credit Suisse estimated that more than 8,600 stores will close this year, up from the 2,065 that closed last year and the 5,077 store closures in 2015. Major retailers across the country have taken a hit as consumers shift their spending habits online....
‘Pippin’ lead goes to great heights

‘Pippin’ lead goes to great heights

For her first national Broadway tour leading role in “Pippin,” Housso Semon had to rise to the occasion — literally. Sure one has to sing, act and dance at a top level to even make it that far. For her role as Leading Player, the head of an acrobatic troupe of performers, Semon had to learn how to perform on a trapeze. “That’s not easy,” she said. “I took...
Clark County Municipal Court cases

Clark County Municipal Court cases

CASES CALLED MONDAY INCLUDED: Katheryne M. Ballenger, 42, of 218 W. Grand Ave., child endangering, guilty, 90 days jail with 90 days suspended, 12 months probation. Kenneth B. Carter, 58, of 1416 Clay St., driving under suspension OVI suspension, guilty, three days jail, 12 months driver’s license suspension, fined $250; stop sign, dismissed. Dawan A. Dixon, 38, of 2351 Van Buren Ave., felonious...
WATCH: Amazon’s new shopping concept means never waiting in lines

WATCH: Amazon’s new shopping concept means never waiting in lines

Amazon is launching a new kind of brick-and-mortar store that means never having to wait in a line again. The new concept Amazon Go will give consumers “the world’s most advanced shopping technology so you never have to wait in line,” according to the online retail giant. Some industry experts are calling the concept the future of brick-and-mortar retail. So, how does it work? Consumers...
Clark County child’s birthday party gives boost to animal shelters

Clark County child’s birthday party gives boost to animal shelters

A Clark County family is giving back to the community by raising donations for local animal shelters. Inspired by their daughter Eloise’s love for animals, Jake and Jamie McKinnon decided to use their two-year-old daughter’s birthday party as a way to collect a number of items for two local animal shelters. READ MORE: Clark County 9-year-old raises money to help local animals in need The...
How to view planet Venus 

How to view planet Venus 

DAYTON —This past month you may have noticed something bright in the sky that shows up before the sun rises.  That bright object is actually the planet Venus. If you wake up early head outside and look to the east, Venus will be shining brightly before sunrise all the way through mid-May. You will know it is a planet because it will shine bright and steady unlike twinkling like a star....
Records reveal hospital debate over sexual misconduct allegations

Records reveal hospital debate over sexual misconduct allegations

For months two managers at Dayton Children’s Hospital raised concerns that top administrators may be violating the hospital’s own policies and putting children at risk by not informing police about two allegations of sexual misconduct against a local doctor.  The decision not to report complaints that a doctor inappropriately touched the breasts of two teenage girls involved the hospital&rsquo...
Stormy weather returns to the region

Stormy weather returns to the region

Increasing clouds, mild tonight Scattered showers, storms early Thursday   More storms return late Friday, some strong This Evening: Mostly clear skies will stick around through sunset with some increase in clouds by late evening. Temperatures will remain warm, generally in the 70s. Tonight: Clouds will be on the increase through the night with a chance for some showers or storms toward...
KR’s McDavid honored as Miss Clark County Basketball

KR’s McDavid honored as Miss Clark County Basketball

Jamari McDavid scored a lot of points in Kenton Ridge’s gym, but what she did practically every minute she was in the gym was sweat. That was due to the running coach Ed Foulk made McDavid and her teammates do over the last four years. The tough practices helped turn McDavid into one of the area’s most prolific scorers, and she was honored for success on the court Tuesday night when she...
OPAI brining ‘Mr. Fox’ to life

OPAI brining ‘Mr. Fox’ to life

There’s a mountain forming on East High Street — indoors. Before making climbing plans, know that this mountain is man-made and the perspective is best seen through imagination. It’s helpful when bringing the fantasy world of a character like Mr. Fox to life. “The Fantastic Mr. Fox” will be set to outfantastic three dimwitted farmers who want to stop him from getting...
Paranormal author: ‘What I do is real’

Paranormal author: ‘What I do is real’

If it’s gone bump in the night, haunted or been sighted in Ohio or Indiana, there’s a ghost of a chance James A. Willis has investigated it. Before the Ghostbusters were called and the glut of cable TV spook chasers made the scene, Willis was checking out the paranormal in the Buckeye state and Midwest. The co-author of the popular “Weird Ohio” and author of “Ohio&rsquo...
WASSO Kitchens Tour is Saturday

WASSO Kitchens Tour is Saturday

Some of Springfield’s hottest kitchens will welcome fans in this weekend. The 11th annual Women’s Association of the Springfield Symphony Orchestra (WASSO) Kitchens Tour will highlight five different spaces, 1-4 p.m. Saturday, April 29. The tour is a fundraiser with proceeds benefitting the Springfield Symphony Orchestra. “We’ve got a variety of kitchens,” said event...
Ohio launches ‘Purple Star’ to recognize military-friendly schools

Ohio launches ‘Purple Star’ to recognize military-friendly schools

The state has launched a Purple Star Award to recognize military-friendly schools in Ohio, school and military leaders say. In an announcement Tuesday at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, officials pointed to the challenges children in military families face as many transfer to multiple schools during a parent’s career in uniform and deal with fitting in to a new culture or a parent...
Graham teacher wins state award for distinguished work

Graham teacher wins state award for distinguished work

Graham seventh and eighth grade science and social study teacher Katie Setty said working in the school district she grew up in is “pretty cool.” Setty received the Battelle for Kids 2017 Celebrate Teaching Distinguished Educator Award. She was given the award for being an outstanding teacher. “To be close to home and have the ability to interact with kids that are part of the community...
North Hampton cancels Memorial Day parade after more than 30 years

North Hampton cancels Memorial Day parade after more than 30 years

The North Hampton Memorial Day parade has been cancelled after more than 30 years as a community tradition. The Pike Township Fire Department has organized the event since the late 80s, Chief Jerry Donnelly said, but didn’t have enough people this year to plan it. “We just don’t have the membership right now,” he said. Donnelly announced about two months ago that the fire department...
Wright State could lay off up to 120 people to save $8 million

Wright State could lay off up to 120 people to save $8 million

Wright State University may lay off up to 120 people in order to regain its financial footing. The university is considering laying off between 80 and 120 people to save between $6 million and $8 million, according to a board of trustees finance committee report. Layoffs have long been expected but officials have not said how many people could lose their jobs before now. Wright State employs more...
Springfield students tackle invasive plants, other community projects

Springfield students tackle invasive plants, other community projects

A Springfield school helped cut down an invasive plant species in the city as part of a day of service. Honeysuckle is considered a threatening plant said LeAnn Castillo, the Executive Director of National Trails Parks and Recreation District to local wildflowers and plants. The plant was introduced to the United States as an ornamental plant for gardens, and once its planted it will take over, Castillo...
President of Urbana University resigns

President of Urbana University resigns

Urbana University’s president abruptly resigned Tuesday after leading the roughly 1,800-student campus for the past two years. The news of George Lucas’ resignation comes as the university potentially shifts to a branch campus of Franklin University. Franklin acquired the smaller campus in 2014 after Urbana University faced years of lean enrollment and serious financial struggles. As part...
Wright State may lay off up to 120 people to save $8 million

Wright State may lay off up to 120 people to save $8 million

Wright State University may lay off up to 120 people in order to regain its financial footing, a board of trustees finance committee report shows. The university is considering laying off between 80 and 120 people to save between $6 million and $8 million, according to a board of trustees finance committee report. Layoffs have long been expected but officials have not said how many people could lose...
Ohio House budget proposal would eliminate Municipal Clerk’s office

Ohio House budget proposal would eliminate Municipal Clerk’s office

An item in the Ohio House of Representatives biennial budget proposal could consolidate the clerk of courts offices in Clark County, if approved. The proposal would eliminate the office of the Municipal Clerk of Courts in Clark County and roll its duties into the Clark County Clerk of Courts Office, according to House Bill 49, which was released Tuesday morning. The item was listed as part of recommendations...
New Carlisle dedicates new library wing in memory of Joan Steinlage

New Carlisle dedicates new library wing in memory of Joan Steinlage

When Joan Steinlage took her little girls to the old New Carlisle Public Library on the corner of Main and Madison streets, she wanted to instill in them a love of reading. She accomplished that and she also took the first steps in a lifelong commitment that would change New Carlisle forever. With her characteristic enthusiasm this mother got involved with the little library in the small white frame...
WWI 100 years later: Australians mark ANZAC Day at Air Force museum

WWI 100 years later: Australians mark ANZAC Day at Air Force museum

One by one, they laid red poppies next to three wreaths to remember the fallen of Australia and New Zealand. In the year marking the 100th anniversary of the U.S. entry into World War I, about 100 people, some wearing the uniforms of foreign militaries, marked ANZAC Day in a sunrise ceremony at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. The day commemorates the first major battle Australian and New...
Clark County Municipal Court cases

Clark County Municipal Court cases

CASES CALLED MONDAY INCLUDED: Erin G. Beatty, 36, of 741 N. Florence St., two counts OVI, failure to stop at the scene of an accident, failure to control, innocent, continued. Kenneth J. Brinkman III, 32, of New Carlisle, domestic violence, guilty, continued. Hunter D. Busken, 20, of 909 Woodlawn Ave., offenses involving underage persons, guilty, continued. Kris T. Carder, 42, of 516 Ludlow Ave.,...
Unemployment rates dip in Clark, Champaign counties

Unemployment rates dip in Clark, Champaign counties

Unemployment rates dipped in Clark and Champaign Counties in March, although local officials said hiring and employment figures remain relatively stable compared to last year. Ohio’s unemployment rate, which is adjusted for seasonal factors, remained unchanged from last month at 5.1 percent, according to information from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. Clark County’s unemployment...
Central State will be removed from fiscal watch

Central State will be removed from fiscal watch

Central State University will be removed from fiscal watch by the state later this week. The Chancellor of the Ohio Department of Higher Education will visit the Wilberforce-based campus on Thursday to make the official announcement, said state spokesman Jeff Robinson. RELATED: New WSU president faced criticism over changes at previous school Chancellor John Carey will join CSU president Cynthia Jackson-Hammond...
Clark County Pet of the Week

Clark County Pet of the Week

Meet Rose. She is an approximately 18-month-old Pit mix who weighs 60 pounds. Rose is vaccinated, dewormed, spayed, rabies vaccinated, heartworm negative and microchipped. Her adoption fee is $100 which includes her dog license. Rose 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...
Firefighters rescue woman clinging to top of crane

Firefighters rescue woman clinging to top of crane

A woman in Toronto can thank firefighters for getting her down from a precarious perch. She had climbed a construction crane but then needed firefighters help getting down. >> Read more trending news When rescue crews arrived, she had been clinging on to a steel cable for at least four hours, The Associated Press reported. Crews strapped her to a firefighter who rappelled, bringing her safely...
Dog food recalled after samples test positive for euthanasia drug

Dog food recalled after samples test positive for euthanasia drug

A dog food company has issued a nationwide recall after some samples tested positive for the euthanasia drug pentobarbital. Party Animal said in a recent news release that it is recalling two lots of its Cocolicious dog food after a Texas retailer said a customer had brought samples of the food to a testing lab, which detected the drug. The affected products, manufactured in 2015, include...
World’s largest Starbucks to set up shop on Chicago’s Magnificent Mile

World’s largest Starbucks to set up shop on Chicago’s Magnificent Mile

Chicago’s swanky Magnificent Mile will soon have a mega jolt of caffeine as Starbucks announces plans to open the world largest coffee shop of its brand. The chain announced this week that it will open Starbucks Reserve Roastery in Chicago in 2019, WMAQ reported. >> Read more trending news  The North Michigan Avenue business will be four stories tall and will be a “full...
Army veteran wants to put an end to school lunch shaming

Army veteran wants to put an end to school lunch shaming

An Army veteran, who is now a teacher, is trying to put an end to lunch practices by school districts that take a child’s lunch and throw it away when their accounts don’t have enough money to cover the meal. Kelvin Holt served in the Army for more than 32 years. When he retired, he went into education. >> Read more trending news Last year, he saw a pre-K student try to buy her...
7 things to know now: Tax cuts proposed; NFL draft; Coulter canceled; Cosby, daughter speak out

7 things to know now: Tax cuts proposed; NFL draft; Coulter canceled; Cosby, daughter speak out

Here's a roundup of news trending across the nation and world today. 1. More money: United Airlines has raised the limit on payments to customers who agree to give up their seat on overbooked flights. The airline says it will pay up to $10,000 for the inconvenience. The airline announced the new limit, along with other changes in the way customers are compensated, after a video of a man being violently...
WATCH: Adam Levine shares emotional tribute to Christina Grimmie on 'The Voice'

WATCH: Adam Levine shares emotional tribute to Christina Grimmie on 'The Voice'

Adam Levine will always miss his mentee Christina Grimmie. On Tuesday night, Levine and his current team on “The Voice,” Jesse Larson, Lilli Passero and Mark Isaiah, performed the Beatles hit “Hey Jude” in Grimmie’s honor. Before taking the stage, Levine addressed Grimmie’s parents and brother Marcus in the audience. “I loved her so much,” he started...
Veteran, soldier boyfriend accused of shooting, killing therapy dog on video

Veteran, soldier boyfriend accused of shooting, killing therapy dog on video

A North Carolina Army veteran and her soldier boyfriend are facing animal cruelty charges after they allegedly tied her PTSD therapy dog to a tree and filmed themselves shooting and killing the animal. According to the Fayetteville Observer, Marinna Rollins, 23, and Jarren Heng, 25, laughed on video as they shot Rollins' dog, Cam, with a rifle, said Cumberland County District Attorney Clark Reaves...
Icons lost in one of Dayton’s most gut-wrenching murders 18 years ago

Icons lost in one of Dayton’s most gut-wrenching murders 18 years ago

This week marks nearly 20 years since the shocking death of one of the most dynamic and famous musicians in Dayton history.  Larry Troutman shot his brother and bandmate, talkbox pioneer Roger Troutman outside of Roger Troutman's Dayton music studio as part of a murder-suicide on April 25, 1999. Larry Troutman was later found dead in his car from a self-inflicted gunshot wound...
United unveils 10 policy changes, will pay bumped passengers up to $10,000

United unveils 10 policy changes, will pay bumped passengers up to $10,000

United Airlines has announced 10 policy changes after a video of passenger David Dao being dragged off a plane went viral earlier this month. In what may be the biggest change, the airline will now offer travelers as much as $10,000 to relinquish their seats on overbooked flights, up from $1,350, according to Bloomberg. In a Thursday news release, the airline also pledged to take the...
Dad learns to walk again for his daughters' sake after doctors said he was paralyzed

Dad learns to walk again for his daughters' sake after doctors said he was paralyzed

Seven months after doctors told him he’d never be able to use his legs again, a man stood up and walked out of a rehabilitation center with his two young daughters at his side. Cole Thomas, of Rochelle, Illinois, told “Today” that he shattered a vertebra in a September 2016 car crash. “I realized I was hurt very badly,” the 34-year-old father of two said. &ldquo...
Disney workers ask company to fight for 500 Haitian refugees

Disney workers ask company to fight for 500 Haitian refugees

Union representatives speaking on behalf of 500 Haitian refugees working as Disney cast members in Central Florida are asking CEO Bob Iger to fight for them to stay in the U.S. The group is part of 50,000 refugees from the island nation who are living in the U.S. following the earthquake that ravaged the country in 2010. President Barack Obama gave the Haitian nationals temporary protected status...
Facebook Live video leads to suspect in woman's death

Facebook Live video leads to suspect in woman's death

A Facebook Live video led police to a suspect in the December 2016 death of a woman in a Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, neighborhood.  Isaiah Booker, 23, of Homestead, was charged Tuesday with criminal homicide, criminal attempted homicide, aggravated assault and persons not to possess a firearm.  The charges stem from the shooting death of 25-year-old Myanne Redman, who was found Dec. 19 in...
Opinion: The ESPN we used to enjoy is dead and never coming back

Opinion: The ESPN we used to enjoy is dead and never coming back

The worst thing that ever happened to ESPN was the success of PTI. Shortly after Pardon The Interruption debuted in October 2001, the network set about trying to replicate it on every other show on the network. That has proven to be a disaster because nobody in Bristol gets the debate isn’t what makes that show great, it’s the debaters. Tony Kornheiser and Michal Wilbon, not just colleagues...
New study says country music mentions drugs more than any other genre

New study says country music mentions drugs more than any other genre

According to a recent study by Addictions.com, country music mentions drugs more than any other musical genre, with the most-referenced drug being marijuana. Those results may come as a shock to some listeners who assumed that rap or hip-hop music might reference drugs more, but 1.6 percent of all country music surveyed by Addictions.com’s Song Meanings Application Programming Interface...
Attorney discusses friendship between Hernandez and fellow prisoner

Attorney discusses friendship between Hernandez and fellow prisoner

The final say about whether or not Aaron Hernandez was in a relationship with a fellow prisoner will come from the prisoner himself.  "He does want to tell his story, but based on his situation in the jail, that's not a possibility," said attorney Larry Army. "I'm not at liberty to say one way or another if they were." Kyle Kennedy, a prisoner at Souza-Baranowski, is currently...

H.S. Results for 4/26: Kenton Ridge clinches share of title

The Kenton Ridge baseball team secured at least a share of the Central Buckeye Conference Kenton Trail title with a 13-2 win over Springfield Shawnee on Wednesday. Kaleb Meeks led the way, clobbering a three-run home run and adding a double. Noah Schleinitz picked up the win on the mound, his fourth. Ben Ross and Bryce Cox both doubled for Shawnee. Kenton Ridge improved to 15-4 overall and 9-1 in...
58-acre estate formerly owned by Tyler Perry is eyesore for some

58-acre estate formerly owned by Tyler Perry is eyesore for some

Some neighbors in Johns Creek, Georgia say they are concerned about a piece of land formerly owned by famed media mogul Tyler Perry. The 58 acres of land are on Old Alabama Road near the Chattahoochee River. Most of what made the property incredibly special has been scraped clean. Neighbors want Johns Creek city leaders to buy the property and turn it into something beautiful in North Fulton County...
Girls honor roll: Top 5 track and field leaders

Girls honor roll: Top 5 track and field leaders

The following are the top five girls high school track and field performances for all standard events through Wednesday, April 26. Results were compiled by FinishTiming.com. This week’s remaining key meets: Thu.-Friday: Wayne Inv., 3:30 p.m. each day; running finals 6:30 p.m. Friday. Friday: Mechanicsburg Relays, 5:30 p.m.; Ben Logan Inv. at Bellefontaine, 5:30 p.m. Saturday: Clark County Championships...
Trump tax plan: What is the AMT, tax repatriation, the death tax?

Trump tax plan: What is the AMT, tax repatriation, the death tax?

President Donald Trump on Wednesday announced a proposal to drastically cut taxes for corporations and simplify the tax filing system for individuals. Companies would see a business tax rate of 15 percent, down from 35 percent, and individuals would benefit from a doubling of the standard deduction and a simplified form to fill out on tax day each year. Reduce the seven tax brackets to three brackets...
Boys honor roll: Top 5 track and field leaders

Boys honor roll: Top 5 track and field leaders

The following are the top five boys high school track and field performances for all standard events through Wednesday, April 26. Results were compiled by FinishTiming.com. Thu.-Friday: Wayne Inv., 3:30 p.m. each day; running finals 6:30 p.m. Friday. Friday: Mechanicsburg Relays, 5:30 p.m.; Ben Logan Inv. at Bellefontaine, 5:30 p.m. Saturday: Clark County Championships, 10 a.m. at Northeastern; Kenny...
Delta passenger uses restroom before takeoff, gets bumped from flight

Delta passenger uses restroom before takeoff, gets bumped from flight

A Delta Air Lines passenger was asked to exit the plane after he urgently had to use the lavatory when the plane was getting ready for takeoff, and a fellow passenger recorded the incident on video, according to an account in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. According to an article by columnist Jim Stingl, the flight was getting ready to depart from Atlanta to Milwaukee on April 18 when passenger...
Creepy or useful? Amazon’s new Echo Look selfie camera wants to help you get dressed

Creepy or useful? Amazon’s new Echo Look selfie camera wants to help you get dressed

When the Amazon Echo had its first big debut in 2015, it was introduced as a speaker with a voice assistant inside. Now, the newest device in the Echo family is focused on making sure you leave the house looking your absolute best. On Wednesday, Amazon revealed the Echo Look — priced at $200 — as a “hands-free camera and style assistant” featuring everything Amazon Alexa...
Check your change jar for rare penny worth up to $85,000

Check your change jar for rare penny worth up to $85,000

A rare coin, the 1943 copper wheat penny, also known as the Wheat Cent, is worth a pretty penny these days, selling for up to $85,000 at auction. That’s according to the online coin value service CoinTrackers, which said the pennies are so valuable because so few were made and they were released by mistake. The Wheat Cent is made mostly from copper, but steel versions were issued during...
Patti LaBelle confronted by anti-fur protesters at book signing

Patti LaBelle confronted by anti-fur protesters at book signing

Patti LaBelle's book signing Tuesday was crashed by anti-fur protesters, TMZ reports.LaBelle was signing copies of her "Desserts LaBelle" book at a Barnes & Noble when protesters posing as fans asked for a group photo. When LaBelle obliged, they pulled out signs and began chanting, "Patti LaBelle has blood on her hands." LaBelle is known for having an extensive fur collection...
Jeff Goldblum reprising original role as brash mathematician in ‘Jurassic World 2’

Jeff Goldblum reprising original role as brash mathematician in ‘Jurassic World 2’

  A familiar face is returning for the latest installment in the “Jurassic Park” franchise. Actor Jeff Goldblum, played the brash mathematician Dr. Ian Malcolm in 1993’s “Jurassic Park” and its sequel in 1997 “The Lost World,” and has now has signed on for “Jurassic World 2,” according to the Hollywood Reporter. Goldblum, who also reprised...
5 players the Bengals are most likely to draft

5 players the Bengals are most likely to draft

The Cincinnati Bengals own a top-10 pick in the NFL Draft for the first time since 2011 after a run of five consecutive playoff appearances ended in 2016. What had been a young, talented and deep roster allowed the Bengals the luxury of viewing the draft through a broader lens, knowing they weren’t dependent on their top picks making immediate impacts. But that young roster is aging and the...
Trump tax plan: What is the AMT, tax repatriation, the death tax?

Trump tax plan: What is the AMT, tax repatriation, the death tax?

President Donald Trump on Wednesday announced a proposal to drastically cut taxes for corporations and simplify the tax filing system for individuals. Companies would see a business tax rate of 15 percent, down from 35 percent, and individuals would benefit from a doubling of the standard deduction and a simplified form to fill out on tax day each year. Reduce the seven tax brackets to three brackets...
Couple says 'hello and goodbye' to baby born without brain

Couple says 'hello and goodbye' to baby born without brain

The Oklahoma couple who decided to carry their baby without a brain to term in hopes of helping others has said "hello and goodbye" to their newborn girl.According to the Facebook posts of Keri and Royce Young, baby Eva Grace was born April 17, and died the same day.  >> Read more trending news   In February, Royce Young's Facebook post about his wife's reaction to learning...
The ESPN we used to enjoy is dead and never coming back

The ESPN we used to enjoy is dead and never coming back

The worst thing that ever happened to ESPN was the success of PTI. Shortly after Pardon The Interruption debuted in October 2001, the network set about trying to replicate it on every other show on the network. That has proven to be a disaster because nobody in Bristol gets the debate isn’t what makes that show great, it’s the debaters. Tony Kornheiser and Michal Wilbon, not just colleagues...
WATCH: Body camera captures cop saving man from jumping off 6-story building

WATCH: Body camera captures cop saving man from jumping off 6-story building

A police officer’s body camera captured the rescue of a man who tried to jump off a six-story building.  >> Read more trending news The Hamden, Connecticut, officer chased the man up six flights of stairs after he was called to the Whitney Center retirement community to check on a combative man, WFSB reported.  According to WFSB, while Officer Justin Martin was meeting with...
Report: Cincinnati Reds plans for Devin Mesoraco coming into focus

Report: Cincinnati Reds plans for Devin Mesoraco coming into focus

Devin Mesoraco is ready to return to the Cincinnati Reds. Per MLB.com, that means the team is likely to start carrying three catchers when Mesoraco is activated Friday. The Reds are in a bit of a sticky situation because they don’t want to lose Stuart Turner, their current backup catcher, but also would like to continue carrying an extra reliever or two. Tucker Barnhart has been the No. 1 catcher...
ESPN lays off 100 employees including on-air talent, reporters

ESPN lays off 100 employees including on-air talent, reporters

Cable sports network ESPN is expected to lay off close to 100 employees on Wednesday. Several on-air personalities and reporters have already been notified. “Dynamic change demands an increased focus on versatility and value, and as a result, we have been engaged in the challenging process of determining the talent -- anchors, analysts, reporters, writers and those who handle play-by-play --...
WATCH: Dropping bag of cocaine in traffic court turns minor ticket into major felony

WATCH: Dropping bag of cocaine in traffic court turns minor ticket into major felony

  What started off as a minor traffic violation for an Ohio man quickly turned into a major felony when he dropped a bag of cocaine in court Tuesday. Loraine resident Lamar Reed approached the bench to make a plea on a traffic ticket. When he took his hat off before the judge, a bag of cocaine suddenly fell out of his hat and landed on the floor, according to media outlets. No one noticed the...
Missing woman found in well hole in neighbor’s shed; man charged with kidnapping

Missing woman found in well hole in neighbor’s shed; man charged with kidnapping

Police arrested a man Wednesday morning after authorities found a missing woman trapped inside his shed. Jennifer Elliot was reported missing just after midnight Wednesday and was found around 4 a.m. after residents heard her cries coming from a shed on Central Avenue in Blanchester.  Police went to the 100 block of Central Avenue after a neighbor reported hearing screams coming from the property...
Freedom Caucus says it now backs GOP health care plan

Freedom Caucus says it now backs GOP health care plan

Members of the House Freedom Caucus announced Wednesday that It will now back a Republican health care plan since an amendment that allows states to opt out of some Affordable Care Act rules has been included. "While the revised version still does not fully repeal Obamacare, we are prepared to support it to keep our promise to the American people to lower healthcare costs," the Freedom Caucus...
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