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Parent concerned about safety after Springfield student hit by car

A child hit by a car while walking to school Thursday morning sparked a call for renewed focus on student safety. Theotis J.D. Moore, 11, was hit around 8 a.m. at the intersection of Selma Road and Kenwood Avenue trying to cross the street to get to school at Kenwood Elementary. The driver of the vehicle has been identified as Ebonie Sachey Butler, 24, of Springfield. Butler was traveling southeast...

Senators, congressman to tour Wright-Patterson Friday

Five U.S. senators and a congressman will tour Wright-Patterson Air Force Base on Friday for an inside look at the base’s military operations, officials say. U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio and co-chairman of the Senate Air Force Caucus, will be joined by caucus co-chairman John Boozman, R-Arkansas. RELATED: Wright-Patt center for trianing cyber warriors SPECIAL REPORT: Are we losing the war...
Smoking in a car with kids could bring $500 fine in Ohio

Smoking in a car with kids could bring $500 fine in Ohio

People who smoke in cars with kids under age 6 could face a $500 fine if a bill proposed by a state lawmaker becomes law. “They have no say in getting into an enclosed vehicle with someone who is smoking,” said sponsor Sen. Charletta Tavares, D-Columbus. “Their little lungs breathe deeper, particularly infants. They breathe deeper and they breathe faster.” Clark County Health...
Police shoot at suspect accused of stabbing roommate near Ohio State campus

Police shoot at suspect accused of stabbing roommate near Ohio State campus

A 22-year-old man is in custody, accused of stabbing one of his roommates in the neck near the Ohio State University campus, our news partner WBNS-TV in Columbus reported. The victim, a 19-year-old woman, was listed in stable condition at OSU’s Wexner Medical Center, where she was taken with injuries initially described by Columbus police as critical. The suspect’s name has not been released...
Conservative opposition delays health care vote

Conservative opposition delays health care vote

Despite a full-court press from President Donald Trump and heavy pressure from GOP leadership, a conservative group of House Republicans Thursday effectively delayed a vote aimed at overhauling the nation’s health care system. In response, Trump threw down the gauntlet in what one Republican called a game of “high stakes poker”: Vote Friday or he’d leave Obamacare in place...
Springfield’s John Legend releases new single inspired by ‘Underground’

Springfield’s John Legend releases new single inspired by ‘Underground’

Springfield native John Legend released a new single “In America” this week. The single was written during the production of Legend’s latest album, “Darkness and Light” but didn’t make the final cut. The song was then re-purposed to be used alongside the critically acclaimed television show “Underground.” In an interview with billboard Magazine...
Ohio lawmaker pushes for protections for gays in jobs, housing

Ohio lawmaker pushes for protections for gays in jobs, housing

Ohio is among more than two dozen states where discrimination in housing and employment against gay and lesbian people is legal but state Rep. Nickie Antonio, who is openly gay, says it’s time to change that. “They — we — should not have to fear that they’ll be evicted from home based on their gender identity or fired from their job based on who they love,” said...
WSU leaders: Fire long-suspended workers, release secret audit

WSU leaders: Fire long-suspended workers, release secret audit

The Wright State University administrators who have been on paid leave for almost two years amid an ongoing federal investigation into possible violations of immigration law should be terminated, the vice chairman of the WSU board said today. Doug Fecher told the Dayton Daily News that he and board chairman Michael Bridges agree that the administrators should be separated from the university...
Effort underway to ban smoking on Veterans Affairs sites across U.S.

Effort underway to ban smoking on Veterans Affairs sites across U.S.

An Ohio congressman has targeted smoking at Department of Veterans Affairs medical clinics and campuses nationwide. U.S. Rep. Brad Wenstrup, an Iraq war veteran and a doctor, has introduced House legislation that would immediately ban smoking inside VA health care clinics and hospitals and outdoors within five years. “Exposure to second hand smoke puts veteran patients at unnecessary risk,&rdquo...
Clark County Municipal Court cases

Clark County Municipal Court cases

CASES CALLED TUESDAY INCLUDED: Nicole Jean Vowell, 29, of Galloway, OVI amended to disregard of safety, guilty, three days jail, three days credit for time served, six months driver’s license suspension, fine and cost due June 5, fined $375. Felicia F. Barletto, 34, of 2541 Sunset Ave., theft, guilty, 180 days jail. Brandie N. Cobb, 37, of West Carrollton, domestic violence, assault, dismissed...
Criminal charges for overdoses in Clark County: 5 things to know

Criminal charges for overdoses in Clark County: 5 things to know

Clark County prosecutors will begin using the Good Samaritan Law to charge people criminally who overdose and don’t seek treatment screenings and referrals after they’ve been revived. Here’s five things to know about the law: 1. Background: In September 2016, Ohio Gov. John Kasich signed House Bill 110, more commonly known as Ohio’s Good Samaritan Law. The law grants immunity...
Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

COMMON PLEAS COURT NEW SUITS 17-CV-0159 - The Bank of New York Mellon, as Trustee, v. Alta Michelle Wheeler, Dayton, et al., complaint in foreclosure for property located at 1344 Broadway for $38,087. 17-CV-0160 - JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., v. Marilyn L. Sigler, 2789 Selma Pike, et al., complaint in foreclosure for $107,305. 17-CV-0166 - JPMorgan Chase Bank, NA, v. Teresa Mowen, South Bloomingville...
Child hit by car in Springfield in fair condition

Child hit by car in Springfield in fair condition

The 11-year-old boy hit by a car this morning in Springfield is in fair condition at Dayton Children’s Hospital. Theotis J.D. Moore was trying to cross the street at Selma Road and Kenwood Avenue when he was hit. The driver of the vehicle has been identified as Ebonie Sachey Butler, 24, of Springfield. Butler was traveling southeast on Selma Road when she struck Moore. The light was green according...
Zika shades spring break romance

Zika shades spring break romance

Zika is perhaps the newest threat to the annual spring break right of passage that has become synonymous with heavy drinking and casual sex — one of two ways the mosquito-borne virus can be transmitted from person to person. As a result, state and federal health agencies are warning spring-breakers to pack condoms or abstain from having sex to avoid Zika, which can cause a series of birth defects...
Need a job? U.S. military looking for cyber warriors

Need a job? U.S. military looking for cyber warriors

The nation faces a shortage of cyber workers at a time when threats have grown and a silent cyber war must enlist more troops, officials say. “If you look at what’s going on with the cyber workforce there’s a huge shortage,” said Timothy Birt, Riverside Research information technology security administrator in Beavercreek. “And it’s really getting the younger generation...
Clark County population continues to decline, reaches 50-year low

Clark County population continues to decline, reaches 50-year low

Clark County’s population dropped by more than 1,000 residents last year to its lowest level in more than five decades. Creating more jobs will be key to reversing that and bringing people back to Clark County, local leaders and residents said. As of last July, Clark County’s population is estimated at 134,786 people, the lowest since 1962, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau...
Warming trend getting underway

Warming trend getting underway

Plenty of sunshine through most of the afternoon with near normal temperatures rising through the 40s.  A passing shower possible overnight Temperatures jump above normal the rest of the week Rain chances increase this weekend   THIS EVENING: Partly cloudy skies are in the forecast with increasing clouds through the late evening. Temperatures will hold nearly steady or slowly rise through...
Robbers enter Springfield Speedway with long rifle, trash can

Robbers enter Springfield Speedway with long rifle, trash can

Springfield police are looking for two people who robbed a Speedway station on North Bechtle Avenue with a long rifle. Officers responded to the convenience store at 2040 North Bechtle Avenue just after 3 a.m. after a clerk reported a robbery.  Police said two men, one armed with a long rifle and the other carrying a trash can, entered the store and demanded money and cigarettes. The robbers...
Colorectal cancer preventable, with increased screening

Colorectal cancer preventable, with increased screening

Colorectal cancer screening has been proven to save lives. The Clark and Champaign County Colorectal Cancer Coalition has pledged to help increase colorectal cancer screening rates by supporting the “80 percent by 2018” initiative, led by the American Cancer Society (ACS), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable (an organization...
Enon’s 40-foot tall mound is second largest in Ohio

Enon’s 40-foot tall mound is second largest in Ohio

The second tallest mound in Ohio is in downtown Enon, with Miamisburg Mound being the tallest. These two mounds are 35 miles apart. Enon’s is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and is owned by the village. The mound is 40 feet tall. In the late 1800s, the mound was set in a circle of Osage and was tree crowned. The Enon Community Historical Society (ECHS) removed the hedge in...
Poor Will’s Clark County Almanack: Go fishing around lunchtime

Poor Will’s Clark County Almanack: Go fishing around lunchtime

All things swell…the earth, trees, plants, wood and even iron. Why should not the same thing be true of our minds? We must expand, like the leaves, if we would receive all the cleansing water in our souls. — Charles Burchfield, Journal, April 12, 1914 The Almanack Horoscope Moon Time: The Maple Flower Moon wanes throughout the period, becoming the new Apple Blossom Moon at 9:57 p.m. on...
Chamber: Springfield businesses, community growing greater together

Chamber: Springfield businesses, community growing greater together

The Chamber recently held its annual meeting that featured this year’s “Dream Big” theme for the Greater Springfield community, “Growing Greater Together!” This past year, the Chamber continued to stand in the gap and take on area challenges while seeking to help innovate and build a better sense of place for area businesses, and our great community. The Chamber&rsquo...
Former Navy SEAL tells Springfield men how he found his faith

Former Navy SEAL tells Springfield men how he found his faith

A retired U.S. Navy SEAL and author said one night at church saved him from himself. Chad Williams served in that branch of the military from 2004 to 2010. He spoke in Springfield to The Gathering on Wednesday morning, saying he decided to become a SEAL to mature, make an impact and not be an “Average Joe,” despite his family’s objections. The Gathering is a men’s Christian...
Change in weather pattern to bring major warm-up for the region

Change in weather pattern to bring major warm-up for the region

The jet stream, which typically divides areas of colder and warmer air, is forecast to shift north of the Miami Valley by the end of the week -- and that means a warm-up for the region.  Highs are expected to climb into the 50s on Thursday -- more seasonable levels -- and then hit near 70 this weekend. That will be a noticeable change from Wednesday, when temperatures were held to nearly 15 degrees...
Northeastern survey shows residents split on $100M new schools plan

Northeastern survey shows residents split on $100M new schools plan

A survey commissioned by the Northeastern Local Board of Education to ask the community if it should consolidate its two high schools didn’t make the school board’s decision any easier. “The results were not super conclusive,” Superintendent John Kronour said. “We are still working on making a decision.” The survey results showed that the school board has support...
Car overturns, snaps pole in half in Champaign County

Car overturns, snaps pole in half in Champaign County

Crews are still at the scene of a single-vehicle rollover crash tonight in on Ohio 4 at Allison Avenue in Goshen Twp., west of Mechanicsburg. One person was taken by CareFlight to a Dayton hospital, but it’s not clear how many other people were injured. The crash is under investigation by the Champaign County Sheriff’s Office. A pole was snapped in half tonight in a rollover crash near...
Springfield’s Davis named first team All-Ohio in Division I

Springfield’s Davis named first team All-Ohio in Division I

Springfield High School senior Danny Davis was named Division I first team All-Ohio and Kaleb Wesson of Westerville South was chosen Ohio Mr. Basketball by the Associated Press on Wednesday. A four-year starter, Davis had the best of those four years as a senior. The 6-foot-3 guard led Springfield in most offensive categories, averaging a team-high 18.2 points, 6.4 rebounds, 5.6 assists and 2.8 steals...
Honda supplier may be expanding its investment in Springfield

Honda supplier may be expanding its investment in Springfield

A Japanese auto parts firm that planned to invest $10 million in Springfield might be boosting its investment in Ohio. Topre America has previously announced plans to open a plant next year at the Champion City Business Park, a project that would add about 20 jobs at a new 20,000-square-foot manufacturing facility. But a recently published story in the Nikkei Asian Review said Topre will spend $54...
Solar eclipse ‘event of a lifetime,’ says Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell

Solar eclipse ‘event of a lifetime,’ says Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell

It will be the event of a lifetime -- IF -- the weather cooperates here in the Miami Valley late summer.  On Aug. 21, the first total eclipse in nearly a century will be visible across much of the United States. It will be a total solar eclipse from Oregon to Tennessee to South Carolina, Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell said.   If skies are clear enough here in the Dayton...
Southeastern baseball looks to continue upward trend

Southeastern baseball looks to continue upward trend

Craig Isaac didn’t know if he could make an impact in returning to coaching with the Southeastern baseball team. But given how far his alma mater had slipped, he knew he had to try. The Trojans won four games in 2014 and hadn’t captured a league title in more than a decade. But they jumped to 11 wins in Isaac’s first season two years ago and went 14-10 last spring, reaching the Division...
Warning: Avoid becoming a telemarketing fraud victim

Warning: Avoid becoming a telemarketing fraud victim

Each year, millions of Americans fall prey to telemarketing fraud at a cost of $40 billion. However, about eight of every ten elderly people are targeted by telemarketing scams. To help you or your loved ones avoid becoming victims, Better Business Bureau says you need to do more than just hang up the phone. Telemarketing fraud occurs when a scam artist calls a victim, makes a false statement and...
Basketball game to raise money for West Liberty-Salem victim

Basketball game to raise money for West Liberty-Salem victim

A high school girl’s all-star basketball game will raise money for the victim of the West Liberty-Salem High School shooting. Forty of the top girl basketball players in the region will play in two games starting at 6 p.m. Thursday at Urbana High School. The games will raise money for Logan Cole and his family. Cole was shot twice in the side and chest Jan. 20 during a school shooting. He is...
Trump’s communications may have been captured by ‘normal’ surveillance

Trump’s communications may have been captured by ‘normal’ surveillance

Days after Rep. Mike Turner asked the heads of the FBI and NSA whether it was possible that they inadvertently collected information about President-elect Donald Trump and his team by surveilling foreign governments, the Republican head of the House Intelligence Committee said such surveillance took place. House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes confirmed Wednesday that he had examined “dozens&rdquo...
Behind the scenes: WWII’s Memphis Belle gets wings restored

Behind the scenes: WWII’s Memphis Belle gets wings restored

For the first time in 14 years, one of the most iconic planes in American history has earned its wings. Restorers have reattached the wings to the B-17F Memphis Belle, under restoration at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. Wednesday, the museum provided a behind-the-scenes look as aircraft workers reattached more pieces to the bomber’s wings in preparation for a public unveiling next...
Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

17-CV-0164 - U.S. Bank NA, as Trustee, v. Zebadiah J. Slayton, 4443 Willowbrook Dr., et al., complaint in foreclosure for $85,582. 17-DP-0190 - Tessa Roberts, 717 N. Florence St., v. James Baker, 1355 W. Mulberry St., petition for domestic violence civil protection order. 17-DP-0229 - Brandy Lykins, New Carlisle, v. Jose A. Cervantes, New Carlisle, petition for civil stalking protection order. 17-DP-0230...
Is Sears and Kmart closing near you? Company issues somber notice

Is Sears and Kmart closing near you? Company issues somber notice

The parent company of Sears and Kmart warned there is “substantial doubt” that the retailers can continue to survive. The ominous warning from Sears Holdings came in an annual report filed with the Security and Exchange Commission. “Our historical operating results indicate substantial doubt exists related to the company’s ability to continue as a going concern,&rdquo...

Reports of possible gunfire near Britain's Parliament

Fewer of your neighbors are losing their homes: Ohio foreclosures drop

Fewer of your neighbors are losing their homes: Ohio foreclosures drop

U.S. foreclosure activity dropped to its lowest level in more than a decade in February, aided by a steady decline in foreclosure filings in Ohio at the state and local level, according to figures released recently by real-estate market tracker, ATTOM Data Solutions. Overall foreclosure activity dropped more than 16 percent in February, compared to the same month a year earlier, to 82,080 foreclosure...
Clark County deputies use informant in underage alcohol sting

Clark County deputies use informant in underage alcohol sting

The Clark County Sheriff’s Office conducted a sting with a confidential informant, busting at least three people of allegedly selling alcohol to an underage person, according to court records. Ashley Schwartz, 24; Sara Hawes, 28; and Heather Wright, 29, were charged with offenses involving underage person and appeared in Clark County Municipal Court on Wednesday. All three face misdemeanor charges...
Smoking in a car with kids could bring $500 fine in Ohio

Smoking in a car with kids could bring $500 fine in Ohio

People who smoke in cars with kids under age 6 would face a $500 fine, if a bill proposed by state Sen. Charletta Tavares becomes law. “They have no say in getting into an enclosed vehicle with someone who is smoking,” said Tavares, D-Columbus. “Their little lungs breathe deeper, particularly infants. They breathe deeper and they breathe faster.” Tavares said Arkansas, California...
Clark County Municipal Court cases

Clark County Municipal Court cases

Samantha Brown, 19, of Huber Heights, receiving stolen property, guilty, 10 days jail with 10 days suspended, pay fine and costs, fined $100; receiving stolen property, dismissed. Keith L. Caudill, 43, of Xenia, identity fraud, dismissed - prosecutor request. Gary P. Collins, 39, of 39 W. Liberty St., possession of cocaine, dismissed - prosecutor request. Leonard Michael Crank, 23, of New Carlisle...
More development may be coming to busy Springfield shopping corridor

More development may be coming to busy Springfield shopping corridor

More retail and restaurants could be coming to one of the last remaining undeveloped lots in Springfield’s busiest shopping corridor. Powell, Ohio-based developer North Bechtle Square I Investments — which recently developed the area north of Walmart that includes a new Hobby Lobby, Dollar Tree and IHOP — has asked city commissioners to remove the hotel designation from a planned...
The war you can’t see: U.S. cyber warriors protect us from daily attacks

The war you can’t see: U.S. cyber warriors protect us from daily attacks

Cyber warfare could lead to chaos and hackers could potentially attack water treatment and chemical plants, power grids, financial institutions and disable weapon systems, and have stolen personal data of millions of federal employees and consumers. Every hour of every day, cyber warriors silently fight an unrelenting war with millions of daily attacks to battle invading adversaries thousands of miles...
Man whose parents locked him away for 2 years wants them to stay in prison

Man whose parents locked him away for 2 years wants them to stay in prison

For two years, Mitch Comer’s mother and stepfather, Sheila Comer and Paul Comer, kept him locked inside a bedroom in his family’s rental home in Georgia. He was shut off from the outside world and even his two younger sisters until September 2012. By then, Comer, who was 18 at the time, was loaded on a bus and sent to Los Angeles with some cash and pamphlets from a homeless shelter....
Inmate accused of plotting murders of sexual assault victims

Inmate accused of plotting murders of sexual assault victims

An inmate in a Pennsylvania jail the Allegheny County Jail is accused of plotting the murders of five juveniles who accused him of sexual assault. Michael Scherbanic, 29, a prisoner in the Allegheny County Jail and is now charged with 27 new criminal counts, including solicitation to commit criminal homicide.  >> Read more trending news Allegheny County police said they uncovered an elaborate...
Woman stranded in AZ wilderness for 5 days, left clues for rescuers

Woman stranded in AZ wilderness for 5 days, left clues for rescuers

A Texas woman is recovering after a life-threatening ordeal in the Arizona desert. Texas college student Amber VanHecke, 24, ran out of gas on a sightseeing trip to the southern rim of the Grand Canyon on March 12. She was traveling by herself and told ABC News that she made a wrong turn based on directions from her GPS. She ended up in the middle of nowhere and making matters worse she couldn&rsquo...
Family wants dog back after thieves break into home

Family wants dog back after thieves break into home

A family says someone burglarized their home Tuesday. and left the home’s front door wide open. Now, the family’s dog, Maggie, is missing. The family believes she ran off. "It was wide open when we walked in," Ashley Byrd told WSB-TV. The unnerving sight of a pried-open door greeted Byrd and her husband Tuesday after burglars broke into their home in Tucker, Georgia, and stole...
HGTV to air 'Fixer Upper' and 'Flip or Flop' spin-off shows

HGTV to air 'Fixer Upper' and 'Flip or Flop' spin-off shows

HGTV fans, get ready for more “Fixer Upper” and “Flip or Flop.” >> Read more trending news Joanna Gaines, star of hit show “Fixer Upper,” is getting her own spin-off show on HGTV. In her new show, Gaines will bring viewers a behind-the-scenes look at her creative process when designing a home. The show will be called, “Fixer Upper: Behind the Design&rdquo...
UMass looking for a new coach again after Kelsey changes mind

UMass looking for a new coach again after Kelsey changes mind

One Atlantic 10 Conference program finds itself looking for a new coach for the second time this week. Massachusetts announced Tuesday it was hiring Cincinnati native and Xavier grad Pat Kelsey, the head coach at Winthrop. He arrived in Amherst on Wednesday, posed for photos and was all set to be introduced at a press conference Thursday. At the last minute, Kelsey changed his mind, telling reporters...
Ohio State Buckeyes chase NFL dreams at Pro Day

Ohio State Buckeyes chase NFL dreams at Pro Day

The stars came out Thursday afternoon at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center — and that’s not even counting the 12 Ohio State Buckeyes who performed in front of scouts on the school’s annual Pro Day. New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick, wearing a button-down shirt and grey vest and looking much sharper than he does in hoodies on Sundays in the fall, stood next to New Orleans Saints...
Judge gets death threats after blocking Trump travel ban: report

Judge gets death threats after blocking Trump travel ban: report

The federal judge who acted first to block President Donald Trump’s most recent travel ban has received numerous death threats since the ruling, prompting authorities to give him a 24-hour protection detail, according to a report. U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson, who presides over cases in Hawaii, blocked Trump’s revised travel ban last week. He rejected the government’s claims...
Wright State among colleges with food pantries

Wright State among colleges with food pantries

College students typically look for ways to cut costs – stay in dumpy apartments, eat Ramen noodles, rent used textbooks, wear thrift store clothes. But hitting the food pantry? A new report on poverty from the Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies identifies a dozen colleges and universities with food pantries on campus to serve students, including Wright State University. The pantries...
Deputies: Family kept badly decomposed body, used Vietnam vet's benefits

Deputies: Family kept badly decomposed body, used Vietnam vet's benefits

Authorities in Ohio arrested three people after they discovered the badly decomposed body of a 71-year-old Vietnam veteran in a home, according to multiple reports. Deputies with the Tuscarawas County Sheriff’s Office found the body of Bob Harris, 71, after learning that his Social Security debit card was being used despite the fact that he hadn’t been seen for months, WJW reported...
Cincinnati Bengals re-sign special teams ace to one-year contract

Cincinnati Bengals re-sign special teams ace to one-year contract

The Bengals today re-signed running back and special teams ace Cedric Peerman to a one-year contract. Peerman had become an unrestricted free agent with the start of the new NFL business year. Mock Draft 2.0: Who will the Bengals select in the first round? A seven-year NFL veteran, Peerman was limited to six games in 2016 due to a fractured forearm suffered during the preseason. In 2015 he notched...
Florida man steals from woman with disability, spends $9,000 at strip club, police say

Florida man steals from woman with disability, spends $9,000 at strip club, police say

A Florida man is accused of stealing $138,000 from a woman with mental disabilities and spending $9,000 at a strip club. According to the Tampa Bay Times, 48-year-old William Tideberg of Holiday convinced 69-year-old Maryanne Andersen, who suffers from a mental disability, to move in with him from out of state. Tideberg stole the money from Andersen before leaving her alone in a house without...

OPINION: Is it time for congressional term limits?

Recently, Sen. Ted Cruz proposed a constitutional amendment limiting Congressional terms as a way “to put an end to the cronyism and deceit that has transformed Washington into a graveyard of good intentions.” Sound familiar? It should. Just a quarter century ago, “demosclerosis” was offered as the diagnosis describing the breakdown in government’s ability to respond...

TODAY’S MODERATOR: We’re eating a lot less beef

What’s on your plate for dinner? According to reports, it probably isn’t beef. The New York Times reported this week on “a new study points to one change that is starker than many have thought: Americans cut their beef consumption by 19 percent — nearly one-fifth — in the years from 2005 to 2014, according to research released on Wednesday by the Natural Resources Defense...

FRESH IDEAS: Novels just keep going

From the Times Literary Supplement: “Any number of critics have regurgitated the idea that the novel as we know it today persists in a kind of zombie state, stripped of whatever vital essence it once had (and this in spite of the fact that novels are being published and consumed in unprecedented numbers). But the argument for the novel’s demise has its own kind of ghoulish quality to it...
WATCH: Iguana stops tennis match at Miami Open

WATCH: Iguana stops tennis match at Miami Open

An iguana, later named Iggy, wanted to join the fun at the Miami Open Wednesday, but instead brought a match to a halt.  >> Read more trending news Iggy perched itself on the scoreboard during a match between Tommy Haas and Jiri Vesley, according to Sports Illustrated.  Maybe the iguana just wanted a better view of the game?  Or maybe Iggy wanted a selfie with Haas? ...
Climbing Chihuahua attempts daring escape at Denver shelter

Climbing Chihuahua attempts daring escape at Denver shelter

The dog kennels at the Denver Animal Shelter do not have tops on them, but that wasn’t a problem until Pearl arrived. The shelter posted a photo of the agile Chihuahua trying to make a daring escape from her enclosure. It looks like she almost made it, too. But Pearl didn’t spend much time at the Denver shelter. She was so shy that she was transferred to another animal rescue group...
Florida man burns books, starts 600-acre wildfire

Florida man burns books, starts 600-acre wildfire

A 696-acre wildfire in Nassau County is 65 percent contained, according to the Florida Forest Service on Thursday. >> Read more trending news Firefighters have been working since Wednesday on a wildfire in Bryceville, Florida, that was accidentally started by someone illegally burning paperback books, officials said. Officials said two homes were destroyed as well as sheds and vehicles. Ten...
Boys Basketball: Crushing loss for Trotwood-Madison in state semis

Boys Basketball: Crushing loss for Trotwood-Madison in state semis

Torrey Patton quickly pulled his jersey front over his head. Trotwood-Madison teammates buried their faces in their hands. Even Rams coach Rocky Rockhold was suspended in wide-eyed shock. “I don’t think we were too overconfident,” Patton offered. “We played every game like it was our last game.” That’s just what Thursday’s 62-60 stunning last-second loss to...
Reds Futures Game at Fifth Third Field a hot ticket

Reds Futures Game at Fifth Third Field a hot ticket

The Dayton Dragons announced Thursday afternoon tickets for the Reds Futures Game at Fifth Third Field are nearly gone. All stadium seats and seats in the lawn section have been sold for the April 1 game. Per the Dragons, a limited number of standing room only tickets are still available through the team box office, which can be reached at (937) 228-2287. First pitch is scheduled for 1:35 p.m.
Trotwood-Madison vs. Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary live updates

Trotwood-Madison vs. Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary live updates

Trotwood-Madison got the lead to 60-56 with two minutes to go, but the Fighting Irish came back to tie it.  The Rams had the ball with 32.9 left, trying to hold for a final shot but Akron SV-SM forced a turnover and a held ball at midcourt and got the ball on the alternating possession.  The decision to take the air out of the ball proved to be a fatal one for the Rams’ state championship...
Here is a lot of puppy love on National Puppy Day 

Here is a lot of puppy love on National Puppy Day 

A little puppy love is a very good thing.  We have buckets of it in our newsroom.   Today and everyday — who are we kidding? — is National Puppy Day.  In recognition of the day, we asked the owners of puppies (and former puppies) in our newsroom to share their photos. One thing was clear: staff members representing Dayton.com, Dayton Daily News, WHIO-TV, The...
Woman accused of leaving young children home alone

Woman accused of leaving young children home alone

A Beaver County, Pennsylvania, mother is accused of leaving her kids, 2 and 4 years old, home alone. Nikia Shelehada, 23, is facing felony endangerment charges.  >> Read more trending news Police in Monaca said she left two small children alone in an apartment on Marshall Road that was filled with garbage and waste.  A neighbor found the toddler outside at 1 a.m. March 7 and called...
Here’s why police are warning iPhone users to stop saying ‘108’ to Siri

Here’s why police are warning iPhone users to stop saying ‘108’ to Siri

A viral social media prank asking iPhone users to say the number 108 to Siri is causing uproar within police departments across the nation. According to BBC News, 108 is India’s three-digit code for 911. When users participate in the viral craze, Siri connects them to emergency services in their area within five seconds, ultimately wasting resources and tying up phone lines for other...
Recreational pot recall in Oregon marks a first for the state  

Recreational pot recall in Oregon marks a first for the state  

The state of Oregon has issued its first ever recall of recreational marijuana.  The state’s Liquor Control Commission, which oversees the industry, issued the recall after testing determined certain batches of pot, including a product labeled Blue Magoo, contained pesticide levels that exceeded the state limit.  The pot was sold at a store near Eugene and people who bought it are...
Fifth-year senior ready for new role on Ohio State Buckeyes defense

Fifth-year senior ready for new role on Ohio State Buckeyes defense

The Ohio State Buckeyes put on the pads for the first time this spring Tuesday at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center. Fifth-year senior linebacker Chris Worley couldn’t wait. “I got to hit a couple people,” Worley said. “I haven’t done that since we took that big loss. We got a little bit of frustration out.” That big loss, a 31-0 defeat in the Fiesta Bowl against...
Read transcripts of Rep. Devin Nunes’ news conferences about Trump surveillance

Read transcripts of Rep. Devin Nunes’ news conferences about Trump surveillance

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-California) announced Wednesday that he had seen evidence that communications between President Donald Trump and members of his transition team were "incidentally collected" during surveillance operations of foreign targets. Nunes, chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, went to the White House Wednesday afternoon to tell the president about...
Miami cops caught napping on the beat, photo posted to social media

Miami cops caught napping on the beat, photo posted to social media

  With spring breakers partying all night, it seems like no one gets enough sleep during spring break in Florida. Well, except for two Miami Beach police officers, who were caught snoozing on the job.  Officers Grettel Monge and Pedro Gonzalez were on duty when they were photographed at 4:30 am dozing in a patrol car with their heads back and mouths wide open, according to the Miami New...
Cities worldwide show solidarity with London after terror attack

Cities worldwide show solidarity with London after terror attack

People across the globe showed solidarity with the victims of Wednesday’s deadly terror attack in London. Police said four people, including the suspected attacker, were killed and more than 40 people were injured Wednesday afternoon in the attack outside the British Parliament building. Among those killed was the suspected assailant, identified by police as 53-year-old Briton Khalid Masood...
Wright State budget cuts, layoffs to be proposed at April 7 meeting

Wright State budget cuts, layoffs to be proposed at April 7 meeting

Proposed budget cuts and layoffs will be presented to Wright State University’s board of trustees at their April 7 finance committee meeting. While there’s a chance trustees could approve cuts right away that day, they’re unlikely to, said chairman of the finance committee Doug Fecher. RELATED: Wright State president resigns, citing ongoing budget issues Trustees expect to receive...
Lawmakers introduce new bill to combat water infrastructure cost

Lawmakers introduce new bill to combat water infrastructure cost

Lawmakers have introduced a new bill that would allow flexibility for local communities planning improvements to wastewater and storm water investments. U.S. Senators Rob Portman and Sherrod Brown, among others, introduced the Water Infrastructure Flexibility Act, which could combat some of the expenses of water infrastructure upgrades. Municipalities spend between 6 to 7 cents of every tax dollar...
Woman, 8-year-old daughter die in separate car crashes minutes apart

Woman, 8-year-old daughter die in separate car crashes minutes apart

An Alabama woman and her 8-year-old daughter were killed Tuesday in two separate car accidents less than an hour apart.  Both were killed close to their home, according to DeKalb County Coroner Tom Wilson. >> Read more trending news  Julia Yates Patterson, 39, was driving on Alabama 117 when she collided head-on with another SUV. The driver and passenger in the...
Mini cow lives dog’s life

Mini cow lives dog’s life

An Arkansas animal refuge has an animal that may be a bit confused as to her species. Moonpie, a baby miniature cow, lives with a dozen dogs, and she thinks that they’re her friends, The Dodo reported. >> Read more trending news  Before she found her home at Rocky Ridge Refuge, an animal shelter for animals with special needs, she was for sale at auction. A friend of sanctuary...
Baseball coach hits home run with social media plea for equipment

Baseball coach hits home run with social media plea for equipment

A Virginia high school baseball team in desperate need of equipment finally got the help they needed. John Marshall High School coach Brent Butler told local TV station WTVR that his team needed essential equipment, like gloves, cleats and bats.  He said he’s seen his team make big strides in recent weeks, but now they need equipment. The committed coach got so desperate he said that he...
Man accused of throwing girlfriend’s pug to its death

Man accused of throwing girlfriend’s pug to its death

A New York man threw his girlfriend’s dog from the balcony of a seventh-floor apartment last week during an argument in Queens, killing the 12-year-old pug, according to multiple reports. New York police told WPIX that Yuk Cheung, 35, threw his girlfriend’s dog from an apartment building on 40th Road on Friday. The dog fell about 70 feet to its death, the news station reported. Police...
Let’s grade the Roger Goodell and the NFL’s ideas for improving the viewing experience

Let’s grade the Roger Goodell and the NFL’s ideas for improving the viewing experience

Roger Goodell may be a divisive figure in the world of football, but he’s got at least one thing going for him: The NFL commissioner is opposed to television broadcasts going commercial break-kickoff-commercial break after a score.  That was among the revelations in a great story from USA Today about planned changes in NFL game broadcasts for this year and the future.  So...
Sinclair College to increase fees, generating another $1.6 million

Sinclair College to increase fees, generating another $1.6 million

Sinclair Community College will increase some student and course fees that combined will bring in around $1.6 million more in revenue for the school. The college’s board of trustees agreed earlier this week to raise fees, effective immediately, according to the resolution passed. Sinclair will increase its auxiliary fee from $50 to $85, said spokesman Adam Murka. The auxiliary fee pays for parking...
3-year-old Georgia girl snatches skull cap from Pope Francis’ head 

3-year-old Georgia girl snatches skull cap from Pope Francis’ head 

  He went in for a kiss and she went for his hat! A little girl from Douglasville, Georgia, had the encounter of a lifetime with Pope Francis at the Vatican. The girl and her family had been waiting hours in hopes of catching a glimpse of the pope, when he arrived nearby and reached out to kiss the 3-year-old girl named Estella. Francis kissed Estella on the cheek, but she also did something...
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