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Local families needed to host Champion City Kings players

Champion City Kings is looking for families in the area to host players from around the country for this year’s season. The summer collegiate baseball team, a member of the wooden bat regional Prospect League, is looking for at least 10 additional host families to lodge some of the 28 players that will be on this year’s roster. Five families are already signed up to participate and are...

Commentary: New boss, same brawls over Farm Bill

The Trump administration’s turtle-slow start with the Republican-led Congress bodes ill for what it and Republicans said would be a busy legislative year. Tax reform, replacing Obamacare, raising the debt ceiling, and a 2018 budget all await initial action. The GOP chairmen of the House and Senate ag committees, however, aren’t waiting on any White House signal to begin work. They have...
Springfield overwhelms Tecumseh to advance

Springfield overwhelms Tecumseh to advance

After Tecumseh took an early lead against Springfield on Friday night, Leonard Taylor knew he had to do something quick. A couple of trips to the rim did the trick. Springfield ran away to an 85-42 win over the Arrows at Trotwood and advances to face West Carrollton in a second-round game Tuesday. It was the 100th career victory for Springfield coach Isaiah Carson, who took control of the program...
High water from storms floods portion of I-75 N near Dryden Road

High water from storms floods portion of I-75 N near Dryden Road

The storms that crossed through the region Friday night prompting eyewitness reports of highway flooding, a downed tree and hail:   8:56 p.m.: In Montgomery County, high water on I-75 North in the area of Dryden Road has the right and middle lanes shut down. (Courtesy/ODOT) 8:38 p.m.: In Clark County, trained spotters in Springfield report nickel-size hail in the Northridge area...
Clark County residents want jobs, more activities

Clark County residents want jobs, more activities

Higher-paying manufacturing jobs, curbing the opioid epidemic and more activities for young people are all ways Clark County can improve in the future, residents said as part of several long-term planning meetings held this week. Connect Clark County — a local group working to update the county’s land use plan for the first time in 18 years — held four meetings this week to allow...
Kasich on Trump: ‘Root for the pilot’

Kasich on Trump: ‘Root for the pilot’

Gov. John Kasich and two of his top health care aides will meet Saturday with U.S. Health and Services Secretary Tom Price to offer ways to make “sure people aren’t left behind” as congressional Republicans try to scrap the 2010 health law and design a substitute. President Donald Trump asked Price to meet with Kasich and his top advisers following a one-hour meeting Friday between...
Driver in double fatal crash arrested night before

Driver in double fatal crash arrested night before

A man who police say killed himself and a passenger by driving a car into a pole and wall while speeding down West Pleasant Street was arrested for assault the night before but refused by the county jail, according to police documents. Charles Foster II, 26, was arrested Feb. 17 when a man alleged Foster punched him in the face, an affidavit by Springfield Police Division officer. Police say on Feb...
Taste of winter this weekend

Taste of winter this weekend

This weekend we will quickly be reminded that winter is indeed not over, said Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini. Temperatures Friday will soar into the 70s but by Saturday afternoon we will have fallen to the middle 30s. This will be more than a 30-degree drop in about 24 hours.   Gusty winds will be a big part of Saturday which will contribute to the wind chill through the afternoon...
New commander to oversee air, space, cyber operations at Wright-Patt

New commander to oversee air, space, cyber operations at Wright-Patt

A new commander will oversee air, space and cyber operations at the Air Force Materiel Command headquarters, officials say. RELATED: Take an inside look at new $34M project at Wright-Patt RELATED: Veterans can soon use military exchanges online Brig. Gen. Christopher P. Azzano, leader of an aircraft test wing at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., will take over the AFMC post from Brig. Gen. John S. Shapland...
Get an inside look at new $34M project at Wright-Patterson

Get an inside look at new $34M project at Wright-Patterson

The world’s most advanced centrifuge is scheduled to launch operations late this year, an event that promises to stamp Wright-Patterson Air Force Base as the center of gravity for aerospace medical research in the military. “This is definitely the most state-of-the-art, advanced centrifuge in the world,” said Scott Fleming, centrifuge program manager for the 711th Human Performance...
Preparations to make at home before storms hit

Preparations to make at home before storms hit

As agencies such as Dayton Power and Light prepare ahead of the storms, it’s important to make preparations around the house too.  Storm Center 7 Meteorologists say the biggest threat will be high winds that could move around furniture left outside. Large items could be blown into houses or nearby structures, causing damage. “I make sure that any loose items around my house are...
Wright-Patt airman to box in Dayton History Fight Night

Wright-Patt airman to box in Dayton History Fight Night

For almost three years, the gloved hands of Staff Sgt. Christopher Kemp, a medical technician in the Maternal Childcare Flight, Inpatient Operations Squadron, 88th Medical Group, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, have bathed newborn babies with tender loving care. Off-duty, those hands may be clenched inside a different set of gloves – those made for outwitting and out-punching an opponent inside...
Clark County Municipal Court cases

Clark County Municipal Court cases

CASES CALLED WEDNESDAY INCLUDED: Brittany M. Fletcher, 22, of 1452 S. Wittenberg, Apt. #104, obstructing official business, guilty, 90 days jail with 90 days suspended, pay costs and restitution; driver’s license required, guilty, 180 days jail with 180 days suspended, $500 restitution, costs; driving under suspension - operator’s license forfeiture, driving under suspension, hit and run...
Apple investigating claim of iPhone 7 Plus exploding

Apple investigating claim of iPhone 7 Plus exploding

A person is claiming her iPhone 7 Plus exploded recently. Brianna Olivas, 18, of Tuscon, Arizona, posted a video and photos on Twitter of her phone’s deformed casing. The video shows Olivas’ rose gold iPhone 7 Plus with a swollen batter and smoke coming out of a crack in the side where screen has come away from the casing of the device. • Carrabba’s, Outback, Flemings owner...
Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

COMMON PLEAS COURT NEW SUITS 17-CV-0090 - Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, as Trustee, v. Golden A. West, 816 Montgomery Ave., et al., complaint in foreclosure in rem. 17-CV-0091 - Ditech Financial LLC fka Green Tree Servicing, LLC, v. Brandon M. Moore, Urbana, et al., complaint in foreclosure for property located at 4492 Snyder Domer Road, Urbana, for $68,887. 17-CV-0092 - Bayview Loan Servicing...
Wing restaurant eying expansion

Wing restaurant eying expansion

A Cincinnati-based restaurant chain has plans to open in Springfield, but continues to look for a franchisee to open a location in the city, company officials said Thursday. Buffalo Wings and Rings has 55 locations in the U.S., including recently opened restaurants in Liberty Twp., and West Chester, said Philip Schram, chief development officer for the company. The company is planning to open a restaurant...
DP&L action plan in place for potential severe storms

DP&L action plan in place for potential severe storms

Dayton Power and Light will have 100 workers available to address any power related issues that may arise if severe weather causes any damage or outages across the Miami Valley Friday night. “The number one issue is going to be trees,” said Bruce Coppock, director of operations at DP&L. “When those very large trees come down, our equipment doesn’t stand a chance. Coppock...
Troopers crackdown on reckless driving on I-675 amid record high temps

Troopers crackdown on reckless driving on I-675 amid record high temps

Police suspect unseasonably warm temperatures this month could be contributing to aggressive driving in the region that has led to several fatalities. The aggressive driving caught the attention of Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers who are finishing off a special operation in Greene County today — the initial of several joint-department operations planned throughout the state this year to combat...
Students shadow government officials as part of ‘TRIO Day’

Students shadow government officials as part of ‘TRIO Day’

Two students had the opportunity to shadow a city government official for a couple hours this week to learn a little about how Springfield operates. Amia Alston and Jaden Koufie job shadowed Assistant City Manger Brian Heck. “We have just been hanging out with Brain and he’s really cool,” Alston said. “He’s been talking to us about what he does here. We have been shadowing...
Severe threat ends, cold air arrives

Severe threat ends, cold air arrives

Storms have ended, but there will still be the chance for showers overnight, Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell said. Temperatures overnight will fall into the 40s. Turning windy and colder overnight Blustery with flurries or snow showers Saturday Milder weather returns next week SATURDAY: It will be quite windy with occasional flurries or snow showers. Some light rain may mix in. Temperatures...
Poor Will’s Clark County Almanack: Early spring arrives

Poor Will’s Clark County Almanack: Early spring arrives

The sun’s eyes are painting fields again: Its lashes with expert strokes Are sweeping across the land. A great palette of light has embraced the earth. — Hafiz of Shiraz The Almanack Horoscope Moon Time: The Lenten Rose Moon darkens until it becomes the new Maple Flower Moon at 9:58 a.m. on Feb. 26. Sun Time: The sun reaches a declination of 9 degrees, 31 minutes on the 24th of February...
Woman charged in school bomb threat

Woman charged in school bomb threat

A woman accused of calling in a bomb threat to Kenton Ridge High School in December appeared in Clark County Municipal Court. Meridith Rowland, 37, was arrested by local police in Wisconsin during what authorities described as a 40-minute long conversation with the school’s principal where she allegedly said she had desires to plant a bomb in the building and planned to “kill everyone...

Bowling: Tecumseh boys use extra frames to advance

He wasn’t exactly carrying the weight of the world, but it was the weight of the Tecumseh Arrows boys bowling team. After three regular games and six Baker games at the boys Division I sectional tournament, Tecumseh and Springfield were knotted at 3,761, forcing a two-frame roll-off to secure the ninth and final district team berth. Senior Dylan Terrell was tapped by Tecumseh coach A.J. Malloris...
Severe weather threat today in the Miami Valley

Severe weather threat today in the Miami Valley

   The entire Miami Valley will see the potential for severe weather today with storms expected to arrive later this evening.  The Storm Prediction Center has all of the Miami Valley under an "enhanced risk" for severe storms for Friday. The storms likely will arrive after dark Friday and linger into the late night hours. Damaging wind will be the primary concern with these...
Clark County leaders work to build ties with internship program

Clark County leaders work to build ties with internship program

A group of 60 Clark County high school students have been selected to participate in an internship program intended to give students work experience and persuade them to stay in the area after graduation. The Greater Springfield ConnectED Internship Program began five years ago and links high schoolers with local businesses. “For these students to gain real life experiences in the community...
Shawnee, Tecumseh change drug polices after newspaper investigation

Shawnee, Tecumseh change drug polices after newspaper investigation

Two local schools have changed their drug testing policies after an instance where a teacher was caught allegedly under the influence and where staff members were allegedly stealing student medication. Tecumseh Local Schools revised their policy for dealing with staff who were allegedly caught under the influence at school. The school policy now states that a staff member must quickly take a drug...
Krispy Krunchy Chicken, Springfield: chicken with some spice

Krispy Krunchy Chicken, Springfield: chicken with some spice

Restaurant: Krispy Krunchy Chicken Location: 1929 E. Main St., Springfield Website: www.krispykrunchy.com Telephone: 937-504-7419 RELATED » Pappy’s Urbana evolves Background/overview Krispy Krunchy Chicken was the concept of Neal Onebane in the late 1980s. He began by selling fresh, never frozen Tyson chicken fried at his quick-service restaurants that were stationed inside...
Boys Basketball: Springfield gets another shot at Tecumseh

Boys Basketball: Springfield gets another shot at Tecumseh

Though Springfield has compiled at least 18 wins in each of the last four seasons, there have been several losses each year. The loss that sticks out most in Danny Davis’ mind, though, ended his freshman season. Springfield was the No. 4 seed in the Dayton Division I sectional in 2014 and was the favorite to get to the districts after No. 3 Beavercreek lost an early game. But after pummeling...
Kings Island to host job fair March 4

Kings Island to host job fair March 4

MASON -- Kings Island will host a job fair Saturday, March 4, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. to fill seasonal and internship positions for the 2017 season. The season starts April 15. A range of job opportunities are available. Associates are needed in all areas of park operation. Those areas include admissions, entertainment, food and beverage, games, guest services, human resources, lifeguards, merchandise...
New rules set for medical marijuana use in Ohio

New rules set for medical marijuana use in Ohio

Ohio is taking steps to make sure medical marijuana isn’t pitched in a way that is attractive to kids by banning cartoon characters, candy look-alikes and fruit shapes and requiring child-resistant packaging. The Ohio Board of Pharmacy, one of three state agencies overseeing the medical marijuana program, has posted proposed rules that call for a ban on vaporizing medical marijuana by patients...
Ohio step closer to raising license plate, driver’s license fees

Ohio step closer to raising license plate, driver’s license fees

The Ohio House is scheduled to vote on a transportation budget bill Tuesday that includes increases in fees paid for vehicle plates and driver’s licenses. The House Transportation Committee voted in favor of the bill Thursday. Remaining in the bill are two fee increases: deputy registrars who run the state’s approximately 200 Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) offices would charge $1...
Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor signals she’s running for governor in 2018

Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor signals she’s running for governor in 2018

Republican Mary Taylor signaled on Thursday that she wants the top job when she filed paperwork for a new campaign committee titled: “Mary Taylor for Governor.” Related: Campaign finance reports show Husted and DeWine with $2.5 million each. A formal campaign announcement and kick-off are expected later this year. Rick Fedorovich will serve as Taylor’s campaign treasurer. &ldquo...
Severe Weather: Slight vs Enhanced Risk

Severe Weather: Slight vs Enhanced Risk

In advance of the potential for strong to severe storms, the Storm Prediction Center will issue a report that is known as their convective outlook. This is used to help highlight the regions that will have the greatest ingredients for storm development.    One of the more commonly used outlooks is the ‘Slight Risk’.  This means a few storms could reach severe criteria; wind...
WSU police: Suspect following women into bathrooms arrested off-campus

WSU police: Suspect following women into bathrooms arrested off-campus

UPDATE @ 3:30 p.m. (Feb. 24) The Wright State University Police Department announced this afternoon that a suspect matching the description of a man entering a women’s restroom was arrested off-campus for similar indicents. Wright State police will be investigating this person for possible involvement in the campus cases. Anyone with information is urged to call university police at 937-775-2111...
Springfield mosque, church partner for fundraising brunch

Springfield mosque, church partner for fundraising brunch

A Springfield mosque and church will join forces this weekend for a common cause. Masjid An-Nur Mosque and Highlight Missionary Baptist Church are partnering for the 27th Annual Day of Caring Pancake Brunch, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26 at An-Nur Islamic Community Center, 743 W. Liberty St. The Day of Caring raises funds for local nonprofit agencies in various communities including food pantries...
Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

17-CV-0084 - U.S. Bank NA, as Trustee, v. James B. Uphold, Massillon, et al., complaint in foreclosure for property located at 27 Tenth St., SW, Massillon, for $36,426. 17-CV-0085 - Nationstar Mortgage LLC v. Robert W. Smith, 1190 Delta Road, et al., complaint in foreclosure for $66,207. 17-CV-0086 - PNC Bank, NA, v. Unknown spouse, heirs, creditors, executors, administrators, legatees and devisees...
Fox News commentator Alan Colmes has died

Fox News commentator Alan Colmes has died

Fox News commentator and host Alan Colmes has died, according to a report from Fox News. According to Fox News, Colmes was 66-years-old. Holmes was the best-know liberal commentator on Fox News for years and was a co-host with conservative Sean Hannity on the show ‘Hannity and Colmes.’ That was one of the first shows launched on the network when it started in 1996. Fox spokeswoman...
Clark County Municipal Court cases

Clark County Municipal Court cases

Spencer Alan Brown, 26, of Beavercreek, theft, guilty, 180 days jail; possession of drugs, possession of drug abuse instrument, dismissed. Brian Cody Hesson, 24, of Enon, possession of drugs, dismissed - prosecutor request. Tyece Michelle Holcomb, 41, of 3005 Columbus Ave., assault, dismissed - prosecutor request. Leah M. Holmes, 49, of 19 N. Murray St., receiving stolen property, dismissed - prosecutor...
Kenton Ridge band traveling to New Orleans for Mardi Gras parade

Kenton Ridge band traveling to New Orleans for Mardi Gras parade

The Kenton Ridge High School Marching Band is heading to New Orleans to perform this weekend at a Mardi Gras parade. “We are super excited,” Band Director Jim Templeton said. There are 108 students traveling for the event. It’s the second time in the past five years the Kenton Ridge band has traveled to take part in a major parade. In 2012, the group went to New York City to perform...
For first time, veterans can shop military exchanges online

For first time, veterans can shop military exchanges online

For the first time, veterans will be able to shop online at military exchanges, opening the door potentially to millions more shoppers. The online shopping benefit is due to land on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, potentially added thousands of customers in the Miami Valley. The change will open exchange shopping to 15 million veterans, according to Chris Ward, an Army & Air Force Exchange Service spokesman...
Quiet, mild overnight; record-breaking temps likely Friday

Quiet, mild overnight; record-breaking temps likely Friday

Quiet and mild overnight Record-breaking warmth likely Friday Storms to bring threat of damaging winds Friday evening Skies will remain mostly cloudy with a slight chance for a passing shower or storm north of Interstate 70, Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell said. Temperatures will remain unseasonably mild overnight, only dropping into the middle 50s by morning. FRIDAY: Skies will...
Winning ticket for $435M Powerball jackpot sold in Indiana

Winning ticket for $435M Powerball jackpot sold in Indiana

Hoosier Lottery officials said the winning Powerball ticket in Indiana was sold in Lafayette, a city that sits along I-65 between Indianapolis and Gary. Did you buy your Powerball ticket in Indiana? If so, check those numbers: You might have won the $435 million jackpot. The numbers drawn Wednesday night were 10, 13, 28, 52 and 61, with 2 as the Powerball.  Powerball's website early Thursday...
Smartphones causing problems for concert venues, performers 

Smartphones causing problems for concert venues, performers 

Concertgoers and patrons taking their smartphones into live performances is a growing annoyance across the country for performers and venue operators.  Too many concerts and performances are being transmitted live on social media and that has some performers and venue operators fighting back -- to the point that smartphones are being banned in some instances.  Not so at the Victoria Theatre...
Muhammad Ali Jr. reportedly detained, grilled on religion by U.S. customs agents

Muhammad Ali Jr. reportedly detained, grilled on religion by U.S. customs agents

Muhammad Ali Jr., son of the late boxing great, reportedly was detained at the Fort Lauderdale airport and grilled about his religion upon arriving from a trip to Jamaica, USA Today reports. Ali and his mother “were pulled aside while going through customs because of their Arabic-sounding names, according to family friend and lawyer Chris Mancini,” the newspaper reported. ...
Trump tweets he won't attend White House correspondents' dinner

Trump tweets he won't attend White House correspondents' dinner

Amid growing tension with the media, President Donald Trump said Saturday that he will not attend this year’s White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner.
The price of mentoring? Why this Florida teacher is being fired

The price of mentoring? Why this Florida teacher is being fired

Samantha Major is a teacher whom a supervisor once dubbed “an absolute powerhouse of compassion, kindness, thoughtfulness, professionalism and excellence.” Now she’s been banished from the classroom, relegated to months of paperwork duties in a school bus depot, targeted for criminal investigation and slated for termination. The county school board will consider the proposal...
Dayton Flyers all alone in first place as VCU loses to Rhode Island

Dayton Flyers all alone in first place as VCU loses to Rhode Island

The Dayton Flyers can clinch the outright Atlantic 10 championship on Senior Night by beating Virginia Commonwealth at 8 p.m. Wednesday at UD Arena, and they will at least share the title if they win one of their last two games. That’s the situation heading into the final week of the regular season after Dayton beat Davidson 89-82 in overtime on the road Friday and VCU lost 69-59 Saturday at...
Twitter reacts to Scoochie Smith’s overtime 3-point barrage

Twitter reacts to Scoochie Smith’s overtime 3-point barrage

Plenty of Dayton Flyers fans spent the wee hours of Saturday morning reliving the 89-82 overtime victory at Davidson on Twitter or watching the game again on the DVR. One of the most improbable UD victories of the past four seasons — the Flyers overcame a 13-point deficit in the final eight minutes — was also one of the most thrilling because of the three overtime 3-pointers by Scoochie...
Kasich fights for federal health care funds

Kasich fights for federal health care funds

Gov. John Kasich met Saturday at the White House with senior Trump administration officials to urge them to continue funneling hundreds of millions of federal dollars to the states to finance health care for millions of low-income people who have received coverage under the 2010 health law. With congressional Republicans hoping to scrap the health law, known as Obamacare, and replacing it with a substitute...
Girlfriend of late Marlins ace Jose Fernandez gives birth to girl

Girlfriend of late Marlins ace Jose Fernandez gives birth to girl

The late Marlins pitching ace Jose Fernandez would be a father of a baby girl today if he had survived a September boat crash off Miami Beach. Fernandez’s girlfriend, Maria Arias, gave birth Friday night to Penelope, with whom she was pregnant when Fernandez died Sept. 25, The Miami Herald reported. Fernandez, who was 24 when he died, chose his daughter’s name...
Wright State to honor Davis, La Tulip on Senior Day

Wright State to honor Davis, La Tulip on Senior Day

A lot of times a Senior Day ceremony will be an emotional culmination of a five-, sometimes six-year relationship that began with high school recruiting and traversed an intense, daily course through the most formative years of a player’s life. But today’s ceremony at the Nutter Center ahead of Wright State’s regular-season finale against Illinois-Chicago will be a little different...
State trooper goes viral for PSA on using turn signal

State trooper goes viral for PSA on using turn signal

An Indiana state trooper who filmed a PSA encouraging drivers to use their turn signal has gone viral on social media. Sgt. John Perrine, the spokesman for the Indianapolis division for the agency, posted a short video on his Facebook page about the “often forgotten, incredible safety feature that is standard on all vehicles.” “The auto industry has made incredible advancements on...
University of Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield arrested

University of Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield arrested

University of Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield was taken into police custody early Saturday morning after an alleged incident in downtown Fayetteville, Arkansas. Officers say someone reported that Mayfield was intoxicated, yelling profanities and causing a scene. An arrest report states that Mayfield told officers he was trying to break up an altercation there. When officers talked to Mayfield...
Florida woman accused of abandoning 'Baby Willow' pregnant again, officials say

Florida woman accused of abandoning 'Baby Willow' pregnant again, officials say

The woman accused of abandoning her newborn child in 2016 near an Orlando apartment complex is once again pregnant, state officials said. Susan Richardson was the subject of a massive search after she gave birth to a baby girl at or near the Willow Bend apartment complex. The girl was named “Baby Willow” by police, after the apartment complex where she was born. She told investigators...
5 things to know about J.C. Penney store closures

5 things to know about J.C. Penney store closures

J.C. Penney announced on Friday that it will close up to 140 stores in the coming months, but hasn’t identified specific locations that will be impacted. Here are five things to know about the store closures and the local impact: 1. The retail chain has a presence in the Dayton region with seven stores, including one at the Dayton Mall in Miami Twp., one at Fairfield Commons in Dayton and...
College Basketball Preview: UIC at Wright State

College Basketball Preview: UIC at Wright State

Who: Illinois-Chicago (14-19, 7-10) at Wright State When: 2 p.m. Sunday TV: ESPN3 Radio: 106.5-FM Series: Wright States leads 28-27. Coaches: Scott Nagy is 19-11 at Wright State and 429-251 in 22 seasons overall. Steven McClain is 19-43 in two seasons at UIC and 176-158 in 11 seasons overall. Probable Wright State starters Steven Davis;6-8;Sr.;F;14.9 Mark Alstork;6-5;Jr.;G;19.1 Justin Mitchell;6-...
Democrats select Tom Perez as DNC chair

Democrats select Tom Perez as DNC chair

UPDATE: After two ballots, the Democratic National Committee has selected former U.S. Labor Secretary Tom Perez as the party's new leader. The uneasy clash between grass-roots activists and establishment figures at the Democratic National Committee meeting in Atlanta isn’t hard to spot. It’s on display at caucus meetings, panel discussions and the maneuvering behind Saturday&rsquo...
Archie Miller fields N.C. State questions after win at Davidson

Archie Miller fields N.C. State questions after win at Davidson

The Raleigh (N.C.) News and Observer sent a reporter and photographer to Davidson’s Belk Arena on Friday — and they weren’t there to chronicle an important Atlantic 10 game. The paper wanted to talk to Dayton Flyers coach Archie Miller about the North Carolina State job that will open at the end of the season. Miller’s alma mater announced earlier this month head coach Mark...
Report: Florida deputy fired after woman he met on Tinder admits on-the-clock rendezvous

Report: Florida deputy fired after woman he met on Tinder admits on-the-clock rendezvous

A Florida deputy was fired this month after an internal investigation found he had lied about spending several hours on the clock with a woman he met on Tinder. Deputy David Patterson was facing allegations of violating the Marion County Sheriff’s Office code of conduct, providing incorrect information on time sheets and dereliction of duty. The internal investigation substantiated all...
STORE CLOSINGS: 4 local Christian gift stores set to close

STORE CLOSINGS: 4 local Christian gift stores set to close

Christian faith-based gift and book store chain Family Christian announced it’s closing all of its 240 stores nationwide, including four locations in the area. Store closures will impact employees in 36 states, including Ohio, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Washington. The company is based out of Grand Rapids, Mich. The chain has 12...
Davidson stars run out of gas against Dayton Flyers

Davidson stars run out of gas against Dayton Flyers

Davidson stars Jack Gibbs and Peyton Aldridge, the second highest-scoring tandem in the country with 42.5 points per game between them, were great for about the first 32 minutes Friday night against the Dayton Flyers at Belk Arena. They were so-so for the last 13. It’s not easy playing every minute of a basketball game, especially when you did the same thing three days earlier in the case of...
Man accused of killing dog to avenge pet cat's death

Man accused of killing dog to avenge pet cat's death

Police arrested an Oklahoma man Friday after he allegedly killed a dog in retaliation for the death of his cat. Officers say Darren White, 36, ran over a dog with his truck and then beat it with a baseball bat in north Tulsa Friday afternoon. Witnesses say White went after a second dog in his truck and even tried to beat the dead dog again with the bat before he was stopped. White was charged with...
Same boy kidnapped in 2014 returns home safely again

Same boy kidnapped in 2014 returns home safely again

The Atlanta Police Department has found the 12-year-old boy who was last seen leaving his home. His mother said that Willie Myrick,12, left his home on Confederate Court at 10 p.m. Friday.  >> Read more trending news Officers immediately canvassed the area but Willie was not located on Friday. However, police successfully found him on Saturday morning.  Willie is the same boy...
Apple investigating iPhone7 that caught fire

Apple investigating iPhone7 that caught fire

This is not the kind of hot smartphone Apple wants to publicize. The company said it is looking into an incident involving an iPhone 7 Plus that caught fire, Hollywood Life reported. Brianna Olivas, 18, from Arizona, posted video on Twitter of the device unleashing a steam of smoke. The incident was reminiscent of Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 issues, in which defective batteries caused some of those...
Ohio teen arraigned in shooting death of father

Ohio teen arraigned in shooting death of father

The teenager was charged with aggravated murder, police said. She was arraigned in court on Friday, where she appeared with her two attorneys. Seized as evidence were a book bag, an Apple iPhone, one bloody pillow, a high-power 9 mm handgun with a magazine, 9mm shell casings, one gun shooting bag, one Cobra .380 semi-automatic pistol, one soft gun case with two magazines, two tablets, a desktop computer...
Photographer recalls shooting picture of captured Boston Strangler

Photographer recalls shooting picture of captured Boston Strangler

Charlie Zapolski – known to his friends as Zap – loves photography and has been snapping pictures since he was 14.
Group wants Obama to run for president in France

Group wants Obama to run for president in France

If a group of voters in France have their way, their country’s next president will be a man who already has executive office experience: former U.S. President Barack Obama. Voters circulating a petition are attempting to collect 1 million signatures by March 15 in order to persuade the former president to run for France’s highest office, Time reported. "Barack Obama has the best...
Ellen DeGeneres gifts scholarships to an entire senior class

Ellen DeGeneres gifts scholarships to an entire senior class

The senior class at the Summit Academy in Brooklyn, New York, received an unforgettable gift from television host Ellen DeGeneres and Walmart.  All 41 members of the graduating class at the charter school received full four-year college scholarships to any state university in New York. The gift, donated by Walmart, is worth $1.6 million, DeGeneres told USA Today. Walmart already had given...
The Last March: Dayton Flyers seniors ready for final month

The Last March: Dayton Flyers seniors ready for final month

The theme next month is simple for a Dayton Flyers senior class that will down as the winningest in school history: The Last March. Two games remain in the regular season after Scoochie Smith led Dayton to an 89-82 overtime victory Friday against Davidson at Belk Arena. Dayton fans have one last chance to see Smith, Kendall Pollard, Kyle Davis and Charles Cooke at UD Arena. The Flyers host Virginia...
Scoochie Smith catches fire in OT for Dayton Flyers

Scoochie Smith catches fire in OT for Dayton Flyers

Dayton Flyers senior Scoochie Smith etched his name in the history books ages ago. His place is secure. He’ll finish his career ranked among Dayton’s all-time leaders in points and assists, and he’ll likely have appeared in more games than any player in school history when all is said and done. Smith has hit enough big shots in the last four seasons to keep fans entertained on YouTube...
Witches cast mass binding spell against Trump

Witches cast mass binding spell against Trump

Before taking office as president, Donald Trump called the controversy over Russian hacking during the 2016 election “a witch hunt.” For some people who are disgruntled with Trump after one month in office, the witching hour has arrived. A document making its rounds among the witch community is asking people who practice the craft to perform a monthly binding ritual until the president...
Scammer uses credit cards to go on $100,000 shopping spree

Scammer uses credit cards to go on $100,000 shopping spree

Laura Godfrey said she got a call earlier this month from someone she thought was with the FBI.
Muhammad Ali’s son detained at Florida airport

Muhammad Ali’s son detained at Florida airport

Muhammad Ali Jr., the son of the legendary boxer and a resident of Deerfield Beach, Florida, was detained for hours at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport earlier this month after returning from Jamaica, the Louisville Courier-Journal reported.  Ali Jr., 44, and his mother, Khalilah Camacho-Ali, were singled out and pulled aside by customs officials on Feb. 7 due to their Arabic-sounding...
Survey: Tooth Fairy’s payouts hit all-time high

Survey: Tooth Fairy’s payouts hit all-time high

This is the best time for kids to lose their baby teeth. The Tooth Fairy is paying out cash at an all-time rate. According to Delta Dental’s 13th annual Tooth Fairy survey, cash payouts have soared during the past year to an all-time high average of $4.66, a 75-cent increase over 2015. The Tooth Fairy’s high payout rate has historically been a good indicator of the economy, USA Today...
Bidding farewell to the Greatest Show on Earth

Bidding farewell to the Greatest Show on Earth

From magna cum laude at Loyola University to soaring across the arena as the human cannonball – it wasn’t a typical career path for Nicole Sanders. In addition to earning a bachelor’s degree in psychology, “Nitro Nicole,” as she is known to fans of The Greatest Show on Earth, spent years studying ballet and, later, fine-tuning her skills in a professional aerial program...
This time Democrats providing the anger at town halls

This time Democrats providing the anger at town halls

Rep. Mike Turner was out of the country last week, but that didn’t stop the demand for a town hall with the Dayton Republican. Turner, a member of the House Armed Services and House Intelligence Committees, was in Europe, receiving briefings at NATO and the International Atomic Energy Agency headquarters. But Tuesday, several dozen protesters gathered outside his Dayton office, clamoring for...
Coupon deals of the week

Coupon deals of the week

Coupon availability and coupon values may vary within different regions or neighborhoods. Always Discreet This week at Rite-Aid, Always Discreet liners and pads are on sale for $5. Use the $3 off one Always Discreet liners or pads coupon found in most of today’s Procter & Gamble inserts. With this savings, you pay just $2 for this item. Arm & Hammer Spinbrush This week at CVS, Arm & Hammer Spinbrush...
Art while you eat! Local artists love showing in restaurants

Art while you eat! Local artists love showing in restaurants

Don’t be surprised these days to find the salmon cakes or beef filets at your favorite restaurant served up with a generous side helping of landscapes or portraits. Area artists and restaurant owners have found that joining forces is a winning situation for both. Libby Rudolf, a local artist who’d been putting her work in gallery shows since her kids were in diapers in the 1990s, says...
Passion for celebrity pregnancy is inconceivable

Passion for celebrity pregnancy is inconceivable

For journalists who worry about declining circulation and the future of their profession, I have two reassuring words. Baby bumps. We are, if some portions of the news media are to be believed, a nation preoccupied with celebrity pregnancy. A country yearning to see photos of other people’s pending progeny. You can’t pick up a celebrity magazine or tune in to a gossipy television show...
Porch, patio enhance spacious 2-story

Porch, patio enhance spacious 2-story

HOUSE FEATURE 5291 Hearthstone Drive, Springfield 4-bedroom home includes basement, new kitchen Contributing writer Located in the Stonecroft subdivision of Springfield, this two-story home at 5291 Hearthstone Drive features a family room and a new kitchen. The property is listed by Coldwell Banker Heritage Roediger for $379,900. The home offers approximately 3,170 square feet of living space, and...
9 new books you will want to add to your spring reading list

9 new books you will want to add to your spring reading list

The major publishing houses are gearing up like finely oiled machines for springtime releases. Watch out for these titles over the next few months. “Police at the Station and They Don’t Look Friendly” by Adrian McKinty (Seventh Street Books, 320 pages, $15.95) March 7 Adrian McKinty is a finalist for a coveted Edgar Alan Poe Award from the Mystery Writers of America for his novel...

Understanding depression in youth

Depression has increased from 8.7 percent to 11.3 percent among youth 12 to 20 years of age in the past 10 years according to research published in the November Journal of Pediatrics. Based on the self-report of more than 175,000 adolescents, more young people are experiencing symptoms reflective of a major depressive episode. This increase was more notable among girls than boys, and more so with...
Family Christian closing all stores nationwide

Family Christian closing all stores nationwide

Christian faith-based book and gift store Family Christian is closing all of its 240 stores nationwide due to "declining sales," according to a Thursday news release from the company. The closure affects employees in 36 states, including Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Washington. The nonprofit chain employed more than 3,000...
Wright State women fall to Green Bay

Wright State women fall to Green Bay

The Wright State women had a chance to make history Friday night but instead were merely witnesses to it. Wisconsin-Green Bay outscored the Raiders 10-1 over the final 101 seconds to post a 58-51 win that moved the Phoenix into a tie for first place and kept alive their hopes for a 19th consecutive regular-season league title. “We have played a lot of games, and we are better than what we showed...

Wrestling: Graham builds comfortable lead at home

In its first season hosting the Division II sectional wrestling tournament, Graham was right at home. The Falcons advanced all 14 wrestlers to today’s semifinals Friday night in the Graham 1 sectional to sit atop the team race with 77.5 points, 34.5 more than closest challenger Valley View. Graham recorded six pins, a technical fall and received seven byes in the quarterfinals. Kenton Ridge...
Turnovers doom WSU in loss to Valparaiso

Turnovers doom WSU in loss to Valparaiso

Valparaiso didn’t have Horizon League leading scorer and rebounder Alec Peters, but Shane Hammink — and a sloppy Wright State squad — gave the Crusaders all the offense they would need. Hammink scored a career-high 25 points, and the Raiders committed a season-high 22 turnovers to help Valpo rally from a 10-point deficit to score an 84-74 victory. “I’ve coached a long...

H.S. Results for 2/24: Brooks hits buzzer-beater for Greeneview

After West Liberty-Salem took its first lead with 10 seconds to play, Kollyn Brooks went the length of the court and scored with .6 seconds left to give Greeneview a 57-56 win in a Division III boys basketball sectional opener on Friday at Northmont. Mason Schneider tallied 18 points and Brooks 13 for Greeneview. Trevor Burden led WLS with 15 points and Kannon Stillings chipped in 13. Greeneview moves...
Dayton Flyers rally to beat Davidson in OT

Dayton Flyers rally to beat Davidson in OT

The Dayton Flyers pulled off one of their most dramatic victories of the season, rally from 13 points down in the final minutes and then beating Davidson 89-82 in overtime Friday at Belk Arena thanks to one of the great performances in the career of Scoochie Smith. Star of the game: Smith scored 17 points and made all three of his 3-pointers in overtime. He did it all with four fouls. He picked up...
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