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Clark County training shows ‘split-second’ choices officers must make

Clark County training shows ‘split-second’ choices officers must make

A firearms training simulator gives Clark County fairgoers the chance to see things from an officer’s perspective, something Sheriff Deborah Burchett hopes will allow people to better understand the difficult decisions deputies sometimes have to make. The Clark County Sheriff’s Office has set up the Firearms Training Simulator in the Annex Building at the fair. It’s free to try for...


Pygmy goat show offers pint-sized fun at Clark County Fair

Pygmy goat show offers pint-sized fun at Clark County Fair

Evan Wright was drawn to showing pygmy goats at the Clark County Fair because he wanted an animal that he could keep after the competition. He and his tiny goat, Daisy, were named grand champion of the pygmy goat show Monday at the Clark County Fair. Wright showed market goats for one year but didn’t like having to deal with selling them. DETAILS: Popular church cafeteria to close after one...
$15K in tools, truck reported stolen from Springfield business

$15K in tools, truck reported stolen from Springfield business

More than $15,000 in tools and a truck were reported stolen from a Springfield business this weekend. Multiple welders, a saw and a truck were stolen from TS Steel, 212 Monroe St., between 11 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. Monday morning, according to a police report. MORE CRIME: Springfield man accused of hitting pregnant woman with space heater The business owner told police it appears the suspect pried...
Clark County Fair Forecast: Warm with high UV index

Clark County Fair Forecast: Warm with high UV index

The Clark County Fair continues today, and the forecast is looking great to attend, said Storm Center 7 Meteorologist McCall Vrydaghs. Lots of sunshine both today and tomorrow will bring about warm temperatures, but it won’t be too humid. Keep in mind the UV index will be very high both days, so applying and reapplying sunblock is suggested.   Thursday will be the day to watch as the threat...
International Space Station visible tonight

International Space Station visible tonight

The International Space Station will fly over the Miami Valley tonight, said Storm Center 7 Meteorologist McCall Vrydaghs. Clear skies will prevail, leaving prefect conditions to see this six minute pass across the evening sky. The space station will appear in the west southwestern sky around 9:47 p.m. and will travel to the northeast before disappearing. The space station looks like a steady star...
Dayton Children’s Hospital assists young man’s hopes for soccer team

Dayton Children’s Hospital assists young man’s hopes for soccer team

Mukhammad Shadhnanov hopes Dayton Children's Hospital's assist will help him score in his plan to start a competitive neighborhood soccer team and ultimately join a league. The hospital, which is active in the Old North Dayton neighborhood where it is located, donated four nets, two sets of flags to mark boundaries on the pitch, a striping machine to put down the lines for the pitch and practice vests...
Eric Elwell: Miami Valley set to emerge from ‘Ring of Fire’ pattern

Eric Elwell: Miami Valley set to emerge from ‘Ring of Fire’ pattern

The Miami Valley looks to finally be set to emerge from the “ring of fire” of persistent thunderstorms that have pounded the region over the last few weeks. MORE: Elwell: 7 surprising facts about summer Since early last week, clusters of storms would develop across the Northern Plains or Upper Midwest and move southeastward into the Ohio Valley bringing widespread rain and storms...
Husted turns over public data to Trump panel; won’t give SS numbers, driver’s license info

Husted turns over public data to Trump panel; won’t give SS numbers, driver’s license info

Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted told President Trump’s voting panel to visit his website for publicly available data on Ohio’s 7.9 million voters. In a letter Monday, Husted told the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity that his office won’t turn over driver’s license numbers or the last four digits of Social Security numbers because that information isn&rsquo...
Ohio to buy $6 million seed-to-sale marijuana tracking system

Ohio to buy $6 million seed-to-sale marijuana tracking system

Regulators of Ohio’s nascent medical marijuana industry got approval Monday to spend an additional $6 million over the next two years to set up a seed-to-sale tracking system, pay consultants and buy a licensing system. The Ohio Controlling Board gave the spending go-ahead to the state Department of Commerce and Pharmacy Board. It is expected that fees paid by the industry at a later date will...
Chocolate firm names Urbana-based Robert Rothschild Farm exec as CEO

Chocolate firm names Urbana-based Robert Rothschild Farm exec as CEO

The former CEO of Urbana-based Robert Rothschild Farm will take a new position as the head of Russell Stover, a chocolate maker based in Kansas City, according to Candy Industry Magazine. Andrew Desiter most recently served as president and CEO of Robert Rothschild Farm, a specialty food manufacturer just outside Urbana known for its sauces, dips and other food products. The Springfield News-Sun previously...
Springfield man accused of firing gun twice during alleged robbery

Springfield man accused of firing gun twice during alleged robbery

A Springfield man has been accused of firing two shots during an attempted robbery last week. Brock See, 19, was charged in connection with a July 17 shooting where police alleged he used a handgun to try to rob a man. See was charged with aggravated burglary and aggravated robbery in Clark County Municipal Court. READ MORE: Springfield man accused of hitting pregnant woman with heater Police said...
Company to implant microchips in employees

Company to implant microchips in employees

A Wisconsin company is offering to implant microchips in its employees that will allow them to scan into a building or buy food at work. Three Square Market, a company that provides technology for break-rooms or markets, will allow employees to decide whether or not to get the chip implanted, USA Today reports. The company, based in River Falls, Wisconsin, has 50 employees, the newspaper reported...
Dayton Air Show ranks among 10 best in the nation, poll says

Dayton Air Show ranks among 10 best in the nation, poll says

The Vectren Dayton Air Show ranks among the top 10 best air shows in the nation, according to an online poll of USA Today readers. The Dayton Air Show was chosen eighth best, according to polls results released late last week. RELATED: Air show legend to retire solo career after next season At this year’s air show, the F-35 Lighting II and F/A-18 Super Hornet, top aerobatic acts Sean D. Tucker...
Would having Sherrod Brown as VP have won Clinton the election?

Would having Sherrod Brown as VP have won Clinton the election?

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown was on the shortlist to run with Hillary Clinton in 2016 and he thinks he would have helped the ticket win the key states that cost her the election. In an interview with The Washington Post’s Ben Terris, Brown said he may have had an impact in the Midwest states that made the difference in the Electoral College. Clinton ended up running with Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine,...
Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

COMMON PLEAS COURT NEW SUITS 17-CV-0403 - Na’Marr Ramey, 621 Hensel Ave., v. Mark Smith, 1086 Mound St., et al., complaint for $25,000,000 for false mental illness claim. 17-CV-0404 - Federal National Mortgage Assn., v. John Jones, as heir to the Estate of Beverly A. Jones, 625 W. Jefferson St., et al., complaint in foreclosure for $40,013. 17-CV-0405 - Spartan Residential, LLC, 750 Shrine Road...
Urbana native to voice Marvel villain in third Thor film

Urbana native to voice Marvel villain in third Thor film

Urbana native Clancy Brown will have a role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in one of Hollywood’s biggest franchises. SOCIAL MEDIA: FOLLOW REPORTER MICHAEL COOPER ON FACEBOOK AND TWITTER. Brown will voice the role of the demon Surtur in the upcoming Marvel movie, “Thor: Ragnarok,” according to Comicbook.com. The film’s director announced the news at this weekend’s San...
Clark County Municipal Court cases

Clark County Municipal Court cases

CASES CALLED THURSDAY INCLUDED: Kerry D. Brown, 66, of 1819 Morgan St., OVI, driving without lights, dismissed. Jay G. Gawlikowski, 53, of 3454 Folk Ream Road, child endangering, dismissed. Marylyn C. Null, 70, of 4425 Willowdale Road, OVI amended to disregard of safety, guilty, 12 months driver’s license suspension with modification, three days jail with three days suspended, administrative...
Springfield man accused of hitting pregnant woman with space heater

Springfield man accused of hitting pregnant woman with space heater

A Springfield man is facing domestic violence and drug charges after he allegedly threw a space heater at a pregnant woman who wouldn’t buy him drugs. MORE: Clark County suspected overdose deaths surpass last year’s total William W. Brewer, 22, of 2743 Elmore Drive, was charged with possession of drugs, possession of a controlled substance and domestic violence. He’s expected to...
Gas price increases could continue in the coming months

Gas price increases could continue in the coming months

DAYTON — Average retail gasoline prices in Dayton have risen 10.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.22 per gallon on Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 391 gas outlets in Dayton. This compares with the national average that has increased 2.1 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.27 per gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.   ...
Enon Sand sues Clark County after state gives permit despite concerns

Enon Sand sues Clark County after state gives permit despite concerns

A mining company sued Clark County the same day the state granted it a new mining permit in Mad River Twp., despite significant opposition from neighbors. The lawsuit from Enon Sand and Gravel seeks to bypass the Clark County Board of Zoning Appeals and “protect its right to continue prior nonconforming uses” of the property, according to court records. It also seeks damages from the county...
Buyers stretch out car loans to record lengths to lower monthly bills

Buyers stretch out car loans to record lengths to lower monthly bills

The length of loans for new vehicles hit an all-time high last month, as buyers took on more debt and stretched their budgets for increasingly expensive cars and trucks.  The average length of an auto loan hit a record of 69.3 months in June, according to research from Edmunds.com, up almost 7 percent compared to five years ago. And Clark County lenders said it’s no longer uncommon to see...
Sri Lankan navy rescues elephants swept out to sea

Sri Lankan navy rescues elephants swept out to sea

Two elephants that were swept out to sea were rescued by Sri Lanka's navy on Sunday, according to a CBS report. The navy patrol located the elephants more than a  half-a-mile from the shore. CBS reported the animals were in distress, and could barely keeping their trunks above the water surface. The navy sent in divers and multiple vessels as part of what it called a "...
Break from heat and humidity arriving; storms return Thursday

Break from heat and humidity arriving; storms return Thursday

Partly cloudy skies will gradually clear through the evening air as less humid air starts to arrive, according to Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell. Clearing, turning less humid tonight More comfortable through midweek Rain and storms return Thursday RELATED: Sky Witness 7    TONIGHT: Skies will continue to clear as temperatures slowly drop back through the 70s...
Review of $9B in Ohio tax breaks launched under pressure

Review of $9B in Ohio tax breaks launched under pressure

State legislative leaders acted under pressure recently to launch a panel of their own making that’s supposed to investigate the $9 billion-plus in tax credits, deductions and exemptions Ohio doles out each year. Senate President Larry Obhof named his appointees Tuesday to the Tax Expenditure Review Committee lawmakers, and House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger named his Wednesday, The Columbus Dispatch...
Clark County Fairgoers encounter sharks

Clark County Fairgoers encounter sharks

The Shark Encounter began with the infamous music from the movie “Jaws” and then the hydraulic door rose to reveal three nurse sharks swimming back and forth in the 5,000 gallon aquarium. Philip Peters, who dove with the sharks, introduced the three sharks as Loretta, Jimmy, and Ebby. Peters, who has been doing the show for 20 years, interacted with each of the sharks, showing and explaining...
Ohio senators push bills aimed to help vets, construction workers

Ohio senators push bills aimed to help vets, construction workers

Sen. Sherrod Brown last week was part of a bipartisan group of senators who co-sponsored a bill to expand the G.I. bill for post 9/11 student veterans. The bill includes provisions aimed at allowing more servicemembers or loved ones of fallen servicemembers to use the G.I. bill to further their education. Specifically, Brown, D-Ohio, helped secure a provision of the bill that would restore G.I. benefits...
Ohio set to resume executions this week, child killer awaits appeals

Ohio set to resume executions this week, child killer awaits appeals

Ohio is moving toward carrying out its first execution in more than three years. The last time that happened was January 2014 when a condemned inmate repeatedly gasped and snorted during a 26-minute procedure with a never-before-tried drug combo. Executions have been on hold since because the state had trouble finding new supplies of drugs, and death row inmates challenged Ohio’s plans for a...
Congressmen Jordan, Davidson pushing welfare reform plan

Congressmen Jordan, Davidson pushing welfare reform plan

More than 20 years after Bill Clinton, John Kasich and Newt Gingrich reformed “welfare as we know it,” two Ohio lawmakers are vowing to do it again, saying the government must do more to encourage people to work rather than live off of federal largesse. Reps. Jim Jordan, R–Urbana, and Warren Davidson, R–Troy, want to start by looking at some 92 federal means-tested programs...
New store pursues location in Bethel Township

New store pursues location in Bethel Township

Dollar General attempted to secure a spot in Bethel Twp. in 2015, but concerned residents halted the attempt. Now Dollar General is back, once again looking to build but this time along West National Road in Springfield. Residents originally did not support the building of a Dollar General store in the farmland area originally proposed due to concerns that it could lead to possible flooding of nearby...
Clean audit issued for Clark County economic development nonprofit

Clean audit issued for Clark County economic development nonprofit

A recent report from the Ohio Auditor of State showed a clean audit after a review of the Community Improvement Corp. of Springfield-Clark County. Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office is responsible for auditing all public entities in Ohio. The CIC’s finances are audited annually and it’s been several years since any issues have been raised, said Chad Yancey, finance director for...
Springfield hospital system awarded for using tech to improve health

Springfield hospital system awarded for using tech to improve health

Mercy Health, a hospital system that includes the Springfield Regional Medical Center and Mercy Memorial Hospital in Urbana, was recently named a 2017 Most Wired Advanced Health System. For patients in Springfield and Urbana, the designation is a sign that they have access to some of the latest technologies for health care available. Mercy is the only health care system in Ohio and Kentucky to be...
Showers, storms end tonight; fog possible

Showers, storms end tonight; fog possible

Showers and storms will end this evening, and we'll see more clearing overnight. Because of all the rain over the past few days, some patchy dense fog is possible overnight and early Monday, Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar said. Temperatures overnight will dip into the middle to upper 60s. Patchy overnight fog possible More dry time expected this week Chance for rain returns Thursday...
Student of the Week Shawnee High School

Student of the Week Shawnee High School

Name: Tyra Huxley School: Shawnee High School Grade: 12 Age: 17 Extra-curricular: National Honor Society, Volleyball, Prom and Homecoming Committees, Student Council, Track, Summer Internship Program - currently an intern at Yamada N.A. Claim to fame/honors: Becoming President of Shawnee’s National Honor Society Words you live by: “If you’re going to do it, do it with passion.&rdquo...
Athlete of the Week Shawnee High School

Athlete of the Week Shawnee High School

Name: Grant Engle School: Shawnee High School Grade: 12 Age: 17 Sports: Boys Golf Claim to fame/honors: 8th in the State Tournament, 3-time CBC Player of the Year Words you live by: “All of your dreams can come true, if you have the courage to pursue them.” Toughest opponent: My brother, Clark Engle Biggest influence: My mom and dad What’s on your bedroom walls: Golf awards When...
Tree falls in strong storms, but you’ll never guess what's inside

Tree falls in strong storms, but you’ll never guess what's inside

A chainsaw was no use for crews trying to clear a tree from a roadway following Friday’s strong storms in Urbana. “It laid across the road there, nobody could get in or out,” said Sonny Iman about the fallen tree on Reynolds Street.  And, it was full of honeybees, so the Urbana mayor called on a local beekeeper. “They are not allowed to kill them ... so they wanted to...
Pence calls for Obamacare repeal during Columbus visit

Pence calls for Obamacare repeal during Columbus visit

The Ohio GOP is anything but united these days: four well-known Republicans are jockeying to be governor, John Kasich recently took a public swipe at Vice President Mike Pence, U.S. Sen. Rob Portman is walking a tightrope over health care reforms and state Treasurer Josh Mandel faces a primary opponent in the U.S. Senate race. Despite these squabbles, more than 1,000 Republican Party faithful packed...
Wind, storms damage north Springfield neighborhoods

Wind, storms damage north Springfield neighborhoods

Storms and high winds damaged property and caused power outages in north Springfield neighborhoods on Saturday morning. Residents of several properties in Northern Estates and Glenco Estates awoke to uprooted trees and branches that fell on and around homes, peeled off siding and knocked out car windows. Providence Avenue and Marinette Drive in Northern Estates saw the most damage. Bill Dillman of...
Northwestern grad Schilling crowned Clark County Fair Queen

Northwestern grad Schilling crowned Clark County Fair Queen

Taylor Schilling, daughter of Mike and Tanya Schilling, was crowned the 2017 Clark County Fair Queen on Saturday. Schilling, a 2017 graduate of Northwestern High School, has been showing hogs at the fair for eight years. In the fall she will attend Ohio State University to study food science and animal nutrition. Each of the eight contestants was asked an impromptu question and the judges picked the...
Trump would need Congress approval to drop sanctions if bill passes

Trump would need Congress approval to drop sanctions if bill passes

Sens. Sherrod Brown and Rob Portman predicted swift passage of a bill to impose new sanctions on Russia, North Korea and Iran while preventing President Donald Trump from scrapping Russian sanctions without congressional approval. The agreement, reached early Saturday morning between House and Senate negotiators, clears the way for a House floor vote as early as Tuesday. The Trump administration has...
Overnight storm destroys new outbuilding near South Charleston

Overnight storm destroys new outbuilding near South Charleston

A storm passing through early this morning knocked down trees and ripped apart an outbuilding near South Charleston. Meanwhile, about three dozen residents in Huber Heights are waiting to have power restored after a storm brought down a large tree and snapped a utility pole Friday morning. Steve Gladman, who lives in the 5700 block of Platsburg Road near South Charleston, he heard the storm move...
Clark County stress hand washing, other tips at fair to stop swine flu

Clark County stress hand washing, other tips at fair to stop swine flu

Clark County Fair organizers and the Ohio Department of Agriculture want fair visitors to take precautions against the spread of swine flu. That’s in hopes of preventing a situation that happened at the Clinton County Fair — where pigs infected with the H3N2v strain of the virus were found. The Clark County Fair began Friday and continues until next Friday. Organizers hope to beat last...
Stafford: Helping a friend and looking into the future

Stafford: Helping a friend and looking into the future

If Clark State Community College awarded honorary degrees in mechanical ineptitude, I would have asked my wife to hang mine over the fireplace for me by now. You’ve heard of Mr. Handy? I’m so unhandy my nickname should be “Wrists.” So a couple of weeks ago when my friend Denny recruited me to help bleed the air from his brake lines, I assumed he was planning on bleeding them...
Power restored to most after 24 hours of severe weather

Power restored to most after 24 hours of severe weather

From its height of more than 22,000 Dayton Power and Light customers without power, only a handful are without service as of early evening on Saturday. Efforts to restore power resulted in more than 400 DP&L line crews being deployed in the field, according to DP&L. Strong storms in the past 24 hours have wreaked havoc in the Miami Valley, causing damage to trees and property and knocking power out...
College student faces child sex charges for alleged 'relationship' with 14-year-old boy

College student faces child sex charges for alleged 'relationship' with 14-year-old boy

A 20-year-old North Carolina woman is in jail after being accused of having a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old boy she met through a mutual friend. Taylor Ashton Moseley, a student at East Carolina University, faces multiple charges, according to Surf City police, WWAY reported. She was placed under a $225,000 bond. Police said the boy and Moseley met a Surf City bar called JM&rsquo...
Microsoft announces Paint will be available, but through store

Microsoft announces Paint will be available, but through store

For those who were mourning the loss of a basic, but beloved computer painting program, there’s good news. Microsoft says it will be keeping its popular Paint program, The Guardian reported. Complaints hit social media after Microsoft announced that it was depreciating the 32-year-old drawing program, signaling its potential future demise. The company announced that the program will be available...
Jeff Sessions: What to know about his relationship with Donald Trump

Jeff Sessions: What to know about his relationship with Donald Trump

President Donald Trump has reportedly discussed with White House advisers firing Attorney General Jeff Sessions, according to a story from the Associated Press.  Trump, who has seemed to grow increasing angry with Sessions over his decision to recuse himself from the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, referred to Sessions as “beleaguered” in a tweet on Monday...
Lucky Whitehead cut from Dallas Cowboys after link to shoplifting arrest

Lucky Whitehead cut from Dallas Cowboys after link to shoplifting arrest

Dallas Cowboys receiver Lucky Whitehead has been cut, sources tell All22.com. WFAA-TV reporter Joe Trahan was the first to report the third-year receiver had been let go. The news came just minutes after NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported that Dave Rich, Whitehead’s agent, said it was near logistically impossible for Whitehead to have committed a June 22 shoplifting for which...
What ever happened to WHIO’s famous tower? 

What ever happened to WHIO’s famous tower? 

For more than six decades a metal landmark towered over Dayton and transmitted news into thousands and thousands of homes in the Miami Valley.  Today a chuck of the WHIO broadcast tower dedicated in 1949 is on display at Dayton History at Carillon Historical Park.  It helps tell the story of the entrepreneur, governor, newspaperman and broadcaster who put it there. The Governor James...
95-year-old woman reunites with firefighters who helped her to safety

95-year-old woman reunites with firefighters who helped her to safety

A 95-year-old great-great-grandmother got the thrill of a lifetime when two firefighters came for a visit to her Georgia home. Irene Grundy, who is bedbound and receiving hospice care, had wanted to thank the firefighters since they helped her to safety during a tornado scare in April; however, she didn’t know their names or how to contact them. Her daughter, Victoria Glance, reached out...
WATCH: Starbucks customer fights off armed robbery suspect with chair

WATCH: Starbucks customer fights off armed robbery suspect with chair

Police say an attempted robbery at a Fresno, California, Starbucks failed after a 58-year-old customer intervened with a chair – and it was all captured on surveillance camera. According to a Fresno Police Department report of the incident and the Miami Herald, suspect Ryan Michael Florez, 30, entered the Starbucks around 5 p.m. local time last Thursday. Surveillance video shows the...
Bright skies, pleasant today; storms return Thursday

Bright skies, pleasant today; storms return Thursday

Clear and cool morning with temperatures climbing through the 60s on Tuesday, said Storm Center 7 Meteorologist McCall Vrydaghs. Cool and quiet morning Tuesday Very high UV index Tuesday Storms return Thursday RELATED: Sky Witness 7   TODAY: Lots of sunshine on tap for the afternoon which means a very high UV index. Remember to wear SPF 30 or higher sunblock. Feeling warm, but...
Petition: Replace Confederate monument with statue of Snooty the manatee

Petition: Replace Confederate monument with statue of Snooty the manatee

In the wake of the tragic loss of the world's oldest manatee in captivity, residents in Manatee County, Florida, have taken to the internet to remember the beloved Snooty with a statue that would replace a Confederate monument, the Bradenton Herald reports. The Change.org petition had more than 3,200 signatures early Tuesday. “For a manatee as loved as he was in the community, it&rsquo...
Rep. Blake Farenthold calls out 'female senators' on health care, suggests he would duel them

Rep. Blake Farenthold calls out 'female senators' on health care, suggests he would duel them

In an interview with a Corpus Christi radio station, Texas Rep. Blake Farenthold, a Republican, called out “female senators from the Northeast” for the latest snag in the GOP's effort to repeal Obamacare, adding that he “might” challenge them to a duel if they were men. Farenthold spoke to KEYS host Bob Jones on Friday morning, according to the Houston Chronicle....
Disney workers' union says $10 minimum wage doesn't make the magic happen

Disney workers' union says $10 minimum wage doesn't make the magic happen

Citing an increasing cost of living and relatively stagnant pay, workers at Disney parks in Central Florida are working with the company to negotiate a higher minimum wage. Travis Joyner is a driver at Animal Kingdom’s safari ride, one of the park’s most popular attractions. He enjoys his job, but has a hard time making ends meet while being paid less than $12 an hour. “My goal is...
Justin Bieber apologizes to fans for cancelling tour, says ‘everything’s fine’

Justin Bieber apologizes to fans for cancelling tour, says ‘everything’s fine’

Justin Bieber has a message for his fans after announcing the cancellation of the remaining dates of his Purpose World Tour Monday. The singer was seen in Los Angeles on Monday afternoon, hours after the announcement, TMZ reported. Video recorded by paparazzi shows him being asked about the cancellation and if he was OK. “Yeah, everything’s fine,” Bieber told the paparazzi. ...
Oklahoma teacher captures worldwide attention, raises thousands after panhandling

Oklahoma teacher captures worldwide attention, raises thousands after panhandling

A teacher’s act to get Oklahoma lawmakers’ attention has now been recognized worldwide. Teresa Danks is a third-grade teacher in the Tulsa Public Schools system. As a result of serious education budget cuts, Danks said she is now spending between $2,000 and $3,000 of her $35,000 salary on supplies for her students. Last week, Danks said she decided to ask the public for help after...
Dragons top Bees; Siri extends hitting streak to 30 games

Dragons top Bees; Siri extends hitting streak to 30 games

A good pitching performance on Monday was a key for a Dragons victory for the second straight day. Starter Andrew Jordan went six innings and allowed four hits, while three relivers allowed one total hit over the last three innings to help Dayton beat the Burlington Bees 3-1. Burlington won the first game of the series on Saturday, but the Dragons won the last two to claim their second consecutive...
Lacking Social Security income, Pulse nightclub shooter's widow asks court for defense funds

Lacking Social Security income, Pulse nightclub shooter's widow asks court for defense funds

In several documents filed and unsealed Monday in a federal court in Orlando, new details have come to light in the case against the widow of Pulse nightclub shooter Omar Mateen. Noor Salman, who is being charged with helping her husband plan and carry out the Pulse attack -- which left 49 dead and dozens injured -- has been in jail since being arrested in California on Jan. 16. In a document filed...
Eclipse could drain North Carolina solar farm of energy

Eclipse could drain North Carolina solar farm of energy

Duke Energy built the biggest solar farm in the Charlotte, North Carolina area in rural Union County, and it just went online in April. The solar eclipse on Aug. 21 could affect the solar farm, which spans 500 acres and supplies power to customers in Monroe. The nearly full eclipse will bring that energy production to a near-halt, at a time when Duke Energy is relying on it to keep power flowing....
Garth Brooks reveals sex of fans’ baby, offers to pay for college during concert

Garth Brooks reveals sex of fans’ baby, offers to pay for college during concert

Garth Brooks participated in a special moment with one couple during his Friday tour stop at the Forum in Inglewood, California. Wesley and Katy Hansen, who are expecting their first child, wanted the country superstar to help them reveal the sex of their unborn baby. They held up a sign that said, “Working on a full house. Girl or boy?” When Brooks noticed the couple’s poster...
How headache pain happens and what can help

How headache pain happens and what can help

If you’ve noticed an uptick in how often you’ve had a headache this summer, you’re not alone. Allergies, travel stress, dehydration, humidity and extreme heat can all lead to headaches. “Although there are several types of headaches, migraine and tension headaches are the most common,” says neurologist Michelle Noel, DO. A migraine starts deep within the brain. It involves...
Report: Dog bites 3-year-old at Florida restaurant

Report: Dog bites 3-year-old at Florida restaurant

A family visiting from Louisville, Kentucky, said their 3-year-old son was badly bitten by a dog at a Neptune Beach, Florida, restaurant Wednesday. The boy had a cut on his lip and scratches on his face after the dog bit him at Craft Pizza Co. on July 19. The owner confirmed that the boy was on the outside patio when the dog bit him. A family member posted a review of the restaurant and photo of...
Miamisburg grad Myers fitting in well at Ohio State

Miamisburg grad Myers fitting in well at Ohio State

Miamisburg High School graduate Josh Myers has fit in well with the Ohio State Buckeyes, at least if this description by the veteran leader of the offensive line is any indication. “His nickname’s Tommy,” said Ohio State fifth-year senior center Billy Price. ” He’s a country boy. He’s country lovin’. We yell across the weight room, ‘Hey, Tommy boy,&rsquo...
Urban Meyer on sixth season: ‘Hard to imagine how time flies’

Urban Meyer on sixth season: ‘Hard to imagine how time flies’

Three trophies stood next to Urban Meyer as he spoke at Big Ten Media Days. There are always trophies. A college football coach is either posing next to them, hoisting them in the air or agonizing over a lack of them in his trophy case. The two Big Ten division trophies and the Big Ten championship trophy were front and center Monday at the McCormick Center on the banks of Lake Michigan. Seven Big...
Ohio State, Dayton, Purdue, Xavier among suitors for Versailles’ Ahrens

Ohio State, Dayton, Purdue, Xavier among suitors for Versailles’ Ahrens

This has not been the summer Justin Ahrens expected. When the Versailles basketball star wrapped up his junior season in March, he thought his college destination was determined. After committing to Ohio State last August, there was no reason to think the four-star guard wouldn’t be a Buckeye. Then Ohio State stunned the basketball world by parting ways with long-time coach Thad Matta on...
'My Friend Cayla' doll could give strangers access to your child, investigation finds

'My Friend Cayla' doll could give strangers access to your child, investigation finds

The “My Friend Cayla" doll gives anyone with a Bluetooth-enabled phone access to your child — and consumer groups want the federal government to pull the popular toy from store shelves. Using an app, parents can have entire conversations with their children through the doll — but so could strangers. That's why some people say the doll could open the door for a child predator...
Snopes.com co-founder pleas for help, says the website may shut down for good

Snopes.com co-founder pleas for help, says the website may shut down for good

Snopes.com, which bills itself as “one of the Internet’s oldest and most popular fact-checking sites,” is in dire financial straits and hopes to raise $500,000 it says is needed to keep the site afloat, according to a GoFundMe linked to by Snopes. Snopes’ GoFundMe says the site has been “cut off from our historic source of advertising income.” Co-founder David Mikkelson...
Dog dies after being left in car in nylon bag while owner cleaned condos

Dog dies after being left in car in nylon bag while owner cleaned condos

A dog died after being left in a hot car while its owner cleaned condos on Saturday afternoon. Angela Delandra Rogers, 29, of Banks, Alabama, left her 2-year-old Chihuahua in a nylon bag inside her 2014 Chevrolet Captiva while cleaning condos at the Calypso Condominiums in Panama City Beach,  according to the Panama City News Herald. AL.com reported that there was no food or water inside...
NFL player uses Heimlich maneuver to save man’s life in airport

NFL player uses Heimlich maneuver to save man’s life in airport

Chicago Bears linebacker and former Indianapolis Colt Jerrell Freeman found himself in a serious situation Sunday.  According to the Chicago Tribune, Freeman was eating at a restaurant in Austin’s Bergstrom International Airport when Freeman saw a man in distress.  He performed the Heimlich maneuver twice on a man that was choking. Freeman told the Chicago Tribune that the...
Police: 15-year-old shot father in Tennessee home, waited 3 hours to call 911

Police: 15-year-old shot father in Tennessee home, waited 3 hours to call 911

A 15-year-old has been charged with attempted murder after he was accused of shooting his father in the forehead, according to Nashville Metro Police Department. Officers were called to the family’s home on Cocoa Drive around 10 p.m. on Sunday. When they arrived, Scott Bailey, Sr. was found in his bedroom with a gunshot wound to the head. Police said the 15-year-old’s account of what happened...
Troopers: Naked man arrested after chasing seagulls on beach

Troopers: Naked man arrested after chasing seagulls on beach

Police arrested a 22-year-old man Sunday after several people reported that he was naked and chasing seagulls on a popular beach in northern Michigan, according to multiple reports. The Ann Arbor resident, whose name was not released pending his arraignment, was spotted around 3 p.m. Sunday at Petoskey State Park, the Petoskey Review-News reported. In a news release obtained by the newspaper, state...
The Big Ten: It’s a TV entity with associated schools and sports now

The Big Ten: It’s a TV entity with associated schools and sports now

Ten years ago, the Big Ten created a television network so more people could watch the league’s athletes play sports. (In the short term, this resulted in fewer people being able to see some of its most prominent athletes play sports, but that’s another story.) The league, then and now led by commissioner Jim Delany, wanted more control over how those games were broadcast, too. For football...
Maria Menounos prayed for her own cancer diagnosis during her mother's cancer battle

Maria Menounos prayed for her own cancer diagnosis during her mother's cancer battle

Maria Menounos is continuing to open up about her brain tumor diagnosis. >> Read more trending news Menounos revealed she felt frustrated after her mother’s stage IV brain cancer diagnosis and tried to reckon with a higher power as she watched her mother’s battle. “I was getting really frustrated because she wasn’t fighting and she was doing worse,” Menounos said...
Fake street signs warn Minnesota residents of 'easily startled' police

Fake street signs warn Minnesota residents of 'easily startled' police

At least two fake street signs have popped up in Minneapolis warning residents to beware of “easily startled” police.  >> Read more trending news The signs show an illustration of a police officer firing two guns in different directions. Photos of the signs began circulating on social media over the weekend, one week after Justine Damond, an unarmed woman, was shot...
Meyer: Buckeyes have put Fiesta Bowl loss behind them

Meyer: Buckeyes have put Fiesta Bowl loss behind them

Urban Meyer spent more than 50 minutes talking to a throng of reporters Monday at Big Ten Media Days. That didn’t include 15 minutes he spent on the podium addressing hundreds of reporters in a large conference room at McCormick Place or the interview he did on the Big Ten Network. Talk always precedes the real work for Meyer and other college football coaches. The Buckeyes start practice at...
Investigators search Carlisle home where baby’s remains found in yard

Investigators search Carlisle home where baby’s remains found in yard

UPDATE @1:56 a.m. (July 25): We are working to learn more about a search conducted Monday evening of the Carlisle home where a baby’s remains were found. UPDATE @ 7:52 p.m. (July 24): Warren County sheriff's investigators on Monday evening are searching the house in Carlisle where the remains of a baby were found in the backyard on July 14, sheriff's Lt. John Faine said.  "...
Ohio appears to be losing out on Foxconn deal

Ohio appears to be losing out on Foxconn deal

As potential business location decisions go, this one is big — and it’s appearing that Ohio may lose out. Taiwanese electronics maker and Apple supplier Foxconn wants to build a display panel factory in the United States, and Ohio was recently said to be one of the states under consideration. But increasingly, Wisconsin appears to be the front runner. Reports in the Wall Street Journal...
5 places that are nearly impossible to visit

5 places that are nearly impossible to visit

You can try, but you’ll need a little skill and a lot of luck to visit these five places: This island was created in the 1960s by earthquakes. Only scientists studying Surtsey’s unique flora and fauna are allowed to visit. This highly classified base has led Americans to speculate on proof of extraterrestrial life. The highway near Area 51 has become a haven for UFO enthusiasts. St. Catherine&rsquo...
Nurses accused of stealing patients' pain pills for themselves

Nurses accused of stealing patients' pain pills for themselves

Two Tennessee nurses are facing charges after state investigators said they diverted prescription pain pills away from their patients and to themselves instead for more than a year. The nurses, identified as Sarah Thacker, 31, and Kimberly Click, 42, came to the attention of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation in February after special agents got a pair of tips from the Tennessee Department of Health...
Justin Bieber cancels last leg of Purpose World Tour

Justin Bieber cancels last leg of Purpose World Tour

Justin Bieber has canceled the last leg of his Purpose World Tour, a Monday statement on his website said. According to TMZ,the pop singer had 14 shows left. The tour started March 9 in Seattle. “It wasn’t a decision made overnight,”an insider told Variety, which confirmed the news. “He’s had some time off and was able to consider his commitments.” A post on the...
Miami U. student sues, claims unfair suspension for sex assault claim

Miami U. student sues, claims unfair suspension for sex assault claim

A Miami University student is suing the Butler County school, accusing officials of punishing him unfairly after a female student accused him of a sexual assault he contends was consensual sex. The male student — identified in the federal court lawsuit only as “John Doe” — contends it was a mutually-agreed-to sexual encounter that took place after drinking in Oxford bars last...
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