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Springfield Memorial Day parade honors fallen military members

Springfield’s Memorial Day parade is touted as one of the country’s biggest and residents who attended Monday said they believe it’s due to the strong support for the military in the community. More than 2,600 people marched in downtown Springfield on Monday for the annual parade and more than 120 groups participated, including multiple fire departments, high school bands and businesses...


Ohio pair driving cross-country for human trafficking awareness

Ohio pair driving cross-country for human trafficking awareness

Fifty-four hours from New York to Los Angeles — that's the goal for a couple buddies driving an electric car. If they make it, they'll break a record.   "If you think about a normal road trip, it's like that but with a lot of steroids," said Bradly D'Souza of Cincinnati.   D'Souza and Jordan Hart, of Bellbrook, are attempting a “cannonball,” or a transcontinental...
Hundreds pay Memorial Day tribute to nation’s fallen in Dayton

Hundreds pay Memorial Day tribute to nation’s fallen in Dayton

Edgar J. Moorman wore a red, white and blue flag-like vest, sat in a wheelchair at the Dayton National Cemetery and held an American flag to honor all of his fellow soldiers who didn’t come home. The 98-year-old World War II and Army veteran who fought in the South Pacific islands, was grateful for the hundreds who turned out at the Memorial Day ceremony Monday to remember fallen service members...
Trump distractions threaten GOP agenda, some local lawmakers say

Trump distractions threaten GOP agenda, some local lawmakers say

The agenda for Republicans like Sen. Rob Portman remains the same: A major overhaul of the federal tax code, sweeping revisions to the nation’s health-care laws and relaxing regulations on financial institutions and companies. But staying on track is becoming increasingly difficult, Republicans admit, with the continuing fallout over the firing of FBI Director James Comey and accusations that...
No arrest in Springfield shooting, victim recovering in hospital

No arrest in Springfield shooting, victim recovering in hospital

No arrest has been made in a Saturday night shooting that caused a 21-year-old to be transported to Miami Valley Hospital and Springfield police continue to investigate it. A police report indicates authorities were called to the 1700 block of Rutland Avenue about 8:30 p.m. because gunshots were heard. They said they learned when they arrived at the scene that someone had been shot and was taken to...
CareFlight take 2 from Champaign County motorcycle crash

CareFlight take 2 from Champaign County motorcycle crash

Two people were sent to the Miami Valley Hospital by CareFlight from a motorcycle crash that happened in the 4000 block of US 36 in Champaign County.  Authorities are still investigating the crash and it is unclear who is at-fault.  Champaign County Sheriff’s Sgt. Matt Larmee said it is important for drivers to be aware of motorcycles on the road.  “A lot of times people...
Stafford: Springfield school named for Civil War general

Stafford: Springfield school named for Civil War general

This Memorial Day, Clark Countians may need to be reminded that Gen. J. Warren Keifer’s last name rhymes with Michelle Pfeiffer’s last name and isn’t pronounced like Kiefer Sutherland’s first. It also would bear mention that the man for whom Springfield’s public alternative high school is named commanded a brigade of Ohio soldiers that suffered 3,387 casualties in the...
Clark State offering unique high school engineering program

Clark State offering unique high school engineering program

Education won’t end this summer for some area high school students as Clark State Community College will once again offer a unique program. For the third consecutive year, the Johns Hopkins University’s Engineering Innovation program will give students with aptitudes for math and science four weeks’ of engineering instruction worth college credit. MORE: Wittenberg program that lost...
Many veterans still struggle to find work

Many veterans still struggle to find work

Joshua L. Bush had eight years in the Army under his belt, serving as a tank crew member during two combat deployments to Iraq, when he left the military and began looking for work. After six months, the 28-year-old Dayton native finally found a job, as a bartender. For veterans like Bush, it’s a familiar refrain. No matter how skilled they may have been in uniform, those skills aren’t...
Historic downtown Urbana site seeks tax credits for $222K renovation

Historic downtown Urbana site seeks tax credits for $222K renovation

A historic, vacant building in the heart of downtown Urbana might get new life if tax credits are approved by the state. The building that once housed Little Nashville, a bar just south of the roundabout, has been empty for two years and investor John Doss with Dye and Doss Insurance wants to change that. “I didn’t really see any prospects of anybody doing anything with it,” Doss...
Few showers tonight; dry again Tuesday

Few showers tonight; dry again Tuesday

RELATED: County-by-County Forecasts   TONIGHT: Partly cloudy, breezy and mild into the evening with temperatures falling through the 70s. More clouds arrive into the night as a weak cold front approaches. This front may spark off a few passing showers or isolated storms. No threat for severe weather. Any chance of precipitation will come to an end before sunrise and clouds will...
Recently announced layoffs, cuts won’t be enough at WSU

Recently announced layoffs, cuts won’t be enough at WSU

Wright State University’s $30 million in proposed budget cuts will not be enough to stabilize the school’s future finances if a new revenue source is not found or enrollment does not grow. Wright State will almost certainly be placed on state fiscal watch by 2019 and to be removed from it, WSU must add around $45 million to its reserve fund over the next three years, school and state officials...
Flood advisory in effect for several counties

Flood advisory in effect for several counties

A flood advisory for Auglaize and Mercer county is in effect through 11:45 p.m., issued by the National Weather Service. A flood advisory is in place through 11:30 p.m. for Auglaize, Logan, Mercer and Shelby counties, issued by the National Weather Service. A flood advisory is in effect until 10 p.m., issued by the National Weather Service. A flood advisory is in effect until 9 p.m., issued by the...
Park Layne Car Wash sign found miles away after tornado

Park Layne Car Wash sign found miles away after tornado

Yet another business sign caught up in Wednesday night’s tornado that hit Park Layne was found miles away. The sign for Park Layne Car Wash, 548 McAdams Drive, was found intact approximately 6 and a half miles away on Ohio 202 near Ohio 571. On Thursday, Troy resident Jeff Welbaum found in his backyard a jagged piece of a Sunoco sign that blew off from the Park Layne gas station ...
New Carlisle once again looks for city hall location

New Carlisle once again looks for city hall location

The city of New Carlisle is once again looking for a City Hall location after a proposed site fell through. The Belle Manor Nursing home was going to be turned over to the city after Dayview Care Center and Belle Manor merged. The former Dayview center underwent a $5 million expansion that added 35,000 square feet to its location and then became the Vancrest of New Carlisle. RELATED:$5M expansion...
Springfield native distinguished himself in Civil War battles

Springfield native distinguished himself in Civil War battles

By the evening of May 5, 1864, in the Union field hospital on the Orange Turnpike in Orange County, Va., amputated arms and legs were stacked like “piles of stove wood, the blood only excepted,” according to an observer quoted in historian Gordon C. Rhea’s book on the third and fourth days of the Battle of the Wilderness. Even in that wretched setting, the appearance of the peacetime...
Check out this hidden Springfield gem this summer

Check out this hidden Springfield gem this summer

The peak season for gardens is here and the Hartman Rock Garden remains as steady as the rocks it’s built on and progressive all at once. The American folk art site located at 1905 Russell Ave. is always in season, open 365 days a year. Spurred by the annual spring cleanup, a new conservator, upcoming activities and restorations, 2017 has a particularly fresh feel. RELATED: Hartman Rock Garden...
Ohio congressman leading effort to keep Republicans in power in House

Ohio congressman leading effort to keep Republicans in power in House

On Wednesday afternoon, Columbus-area Rep. Steve Stivers, the head of the National Republican Congressional Committee, predicted the GOP candidate in an unexpectedly tight special election in Montana would eke out a win. A few hours later, that GOP candidate, Greg Gianforte, reportedly body–slammed a reporter minutes before what was to be the last campaign rally before Election Day. Gianforte...
Drug crisis traumatizing children in Clark County, state

Drug crisis traumatizing children in Clark County, state

The deepening drug crisis in Clark County and Ohio threatens to leave thousands of traumatized children in its wake, local and state experts said. The Family and Children Services division of the Clark County Department of Job and Family Services has investigated at least 33 cases this year of children who were in danger because of an adult overdose. Referrals overall have increased about 15 percent...
Storms arrive this evening

Storms arrive this evening

Showers and storms are expected to move in this evening, with the best chances coming around and just after sunset. Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar said. Some of these storms could be strong to severe with the biggest threats strong winds, heavy rain and possibly hail. Showers and storms move in this evening Some storms could be strong to severe Dry weather expected for Memorial Day Overnight...
Athlete of the Week Kenton Ridge High School

Athlete of the Week Kenton Ridge High School

Name: Jessica Pitt School: Kenton Ridge High School Grade: 12 Age: 18 Sports: Bowling Claim to fame/honors: 2016 Individual State Champion Words you live by: “No drive no five.” Toughest opponent: Northwestern Biggest influence: My dad Game-day rituals: Eat extra cheddar goldfish What’s on your bedroom walls: Pictures of friends and awards When I’m bored I like to …...
Student of the Week Kenton Ridge High School

Student of the Week Kenton Ridge High School

Name: Taylor Thompson School: Kenton Ridge High School Grade: 12 Age: 17 Extra-curricular: I am involved with our school’s band, choir and the musical department. I am the secretary of Student Council for the class of 2017 and am a member of National Honor Society, French Honor Society and Leo Club. I also played soccer and ran track my freshman and sophomore years of high school. Words you...
Man shot in hand, leg during large fight in Springfield

Man shot in hand, leg during large fight in Springfield

A Springfield man was shot in the hand and leg tonight in the 1800 block of Rutland Avenue in Springfield. “It originally came in as a large fight,” Sgt. Jeff Williams of the Springfield Police Division said. Later, the report was updated around 8:30 p.m. that someone had been shot. The gunshot victim was taken to Springfield Regional Medical Center. His name and age were not released...
Morris wins with a kick, McDavid to state in three events

Morris wins with a kick, McDavid to state in three events

Graduating high school is a milestone moment in life. But Greeneview High School senior Ocean Morris might miss that special moment Saturday. Instead, she may have to settle for hearing her name over the public-address system at the Division II state track and field championships in Columbus. RELATED: Springfield duo headed to state With a spirited kick down the final stretch, Morris went to the head...
Softball: Northwestern earns first state berth since 2000

Softball: Northwestern earns first state berth since 2000

After a string of lopsided tournament wins, it was clear to Northwestern coach Missy Johnson in the early innings of a Division III regional final on Saturday at Wright State that her team would have to hit well to earn a spot in the state semifinals. After the Warriors got through the lineup once, they started hitting and didn’t stop until they secured a victory. Northwestern scored four runs...
Springfield to offer up to $100K in loans for home improvements

Springfield to offer up to $100K in loans for home improvements

The city of Springfield is now offering zero-interest loans to residents who are looking to make exterior improvements to their properties. The program will be available to owner-occupants of single-family homes who want to install new windows, vinyl siding or related treatment, such as soffits, Springfield Housing Rehabilitation Coordinator Ed Leinasars said. RELATED: Springfield wins healthy community...
First Greene County Hamvention gets high marks

First Greene County Hamvention gets high marks

Greene County’s first time hosting the very popular Hamvention was a “huge success,” according to county administrator Brandon Huddleson and event chair Ron Cramer, despite several issues officials said they are working on correcting. “Everybody went away with a smile on their face, everyone was happy with the site,” Cramer said. “Everybody had a good time.&rdquo...
Springfield Muslims mark Ramadan, reach out to community

Springfield Muslims mark Ramadan, reach out to community

When the members of Springfield’s Masjid Al-Madina Mosque observe the Islamic tradition of Ramadan that begins today, they won’t be keeping it to themselves. The Miami Valley Islamic Association wants to share with the community and has teamed up with a local church to contribute to a local soup kitchen and present an educational program about its faith. The month-long observance of Ramadan...
Urbana seeks resources to pay for in-school officer

Urbana seeks resources to pay for in-school officer

Urbana City School leaders are exploring the possibility of hiring a police officer to be dedicated to the protection of students and staff next year. Superintendent Charles Thiel said the district decided to look into hiring the officer — known as a school resource officer — after some incidents at the school and after a school shooting just north of the city at West Liberty-Salem High...
Turner bill would expand military sexual assault victims rights

Turner bill would expand military sexual assault victims rights

Two House lawmakers have introduced a bill to allow the military’s highest court to hear appeals from sexual assault survivors on decisions during trial proceedings, officials say. U.S. Rep. Mike Turner, R-Dayton, and Nikki Tsongas, D-Mass., have co-introduced the BE HEARD Act, which stands for Building an Environment for Helpful, Effective, and Accessible Representation and Decision-making...
Showers, storms expected today

Showers, storms expected today

The chance for showers and storms returns, with the best chances coming around sunset, Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar said.  A few isolated showers and storms will be possible through the afternoon. Into the evening hours, the better chance for widespread showers and storms returns. Some could be strong to severe with gusty winds and locally heavy rain the biggest threats. Highs will...
No injuries reported in Clark County barn fire, investigation continues

No injuries reported in Clark County barn fire, investigation continues

No one was injured and no animals were harmed in a Friday night barn fire in Madison Twp., according to Clark County dispatchers.  Dispatchers said the last crew left the scene of the fire in the 6200 block of Old Columbus Cincinnati Road around 2:12 a.m.  The cause of the fire remains under investigation, according to dispatchers, and a damage estimate was not available.  Dispatchers...
Clark County Law Day honors those who serve with courage, distinction

Clark County Law Day honors those who serve with courage, distinction

Officials from Clark County honored those who died serving residents of Clark County Friday during the annual Law Day event. Springfield Police Division Chief Steve Moody said the day is special and that his department will never forget those who died while serving. “It is important today that we remember the men and women of the Springfield Police Division, Clark County Sheriff’s Office...
Strong thunderstorms move through region Friday night

Strong thunderstorms move through region Friday night

Strong thunderstorms are still possible until 3 a.m., but the threat for severe weather has diminished, the National Weather Service said tonight. A Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been canceled by the National Weather Service. It was to be in effect through 2 a.m. for Butler, Darke, Preble and Wayne and Randolph, Indiana, counties. A strong thunderstorm will affect parts of Warren, Clinton, Clark,...
Money used to fight Clark County drug crisis at risk

Money used to fight Clark County drug crisis at risk

A Clark County Municipal Court program that keeps addicts on probation from using opioids in the midst of a drug epidemic that’s seen 600 overdoses here this year could be affected by a possible cut in state grant money. However local agencies might be able to cover the program’s funding gap to keep it afloat. The program provides Vivitrol — a drug that blocks opioids from interacting...
Serial rapist in Ohio prison linked to cold case in Richmond

Serial rapist in Ohio prison linked to cold case in Richmond

A convicted serial rapist already serving a 15- to 125-year prison sentence could be facing new charges in a 30-year-old case.  Richard Gwinn will now be charged with a cold case rape in Richmond, Indiana. He was moved to the Wayne County Jail in Richmond from his prison cell at the Chillicothe Correctional Institution. Gwinn, who has admitted to committing no less than 30 rapes, has been...
Park Layne cleaning up after tornado, Mel-o-Dee to be closed for weeks

Park Layne cleaning up after tornado, Mel-o-Dee to be closed for weeks

Multiple Park Layne business owners have started the cleanup process after a tornado with 100 mph winds touched down in the area on Wednesday night. Extensive damage was done to the local Sunoco gas station and Family Dollar. A community staple, the Mel-0-Dee restaurant suffered electrical damage and lost an air conditioning unit from the roof. Clark County Emergency Management Agency officials are...
Sixth grade students leave mark on Springfield elementary school

Sixth grade students leave mark on Springfield elementary school

Simon Kenton Elementary School’s sixth grade class literally left its mark on the school as the students prepare to move on to middle school in the fall. The 2016-2017 class recently completed a problem-based learning activity, asking students to solve a real-world problem, and they chose to improve the school’s courtyard as a resource for future students. The sixth graders wrote persuasive...
Temperature swings, recent rains worry Ohio farmers

Temperature swings, recent rains worry Ohio farmers

More than eight inches of rain since April 24 has put many Ohio farmers behind in their planting and left some scrambling to get their crops in the ground before June. Adding cold temperatures in early May to the high rainfall has been a recipe for disaster for many corn farmers and soybean farmers are playing catchup as rain continues to fall. Brandon Bowser, regional manager for Harvest Land Cooperative...
After possible stormy weekend, grab sunscreen for Memorial Day

After possible stormy weekend, grab sunscreen for Memorial Day

After what looks like a bumpy weekend with showers and storms possible Saturday night and Sunday, Memorial Day is shaping up to be a bit better.  Temperatures will start in the morning around 60 degrees. Some sunshine will help to quickly bring temperatures to the low 70s by noon and the afternoon will end around 77. Early morning events like Centerville's Memorial Day ceremony to honor our fallen...
Overdose leads Springfield police to hotel with drugs, 3-year-old

Overdose leads Springfield police to hotel with drugs, 3-year-old

A Springfield man and woman were arrested Thursday evening after another woman’s overdose led police to a 3-year-old child who was staying in a hotel room that allegedly contained multiple drugs, including heroin. Michael J. Crowley II, 39, was charged with five counts of drug possession and one count each of drug paraphernalia, drug trafficking and endangering children. Kristle M. Bevington...
Hocking Hills adds two new trails to the park

Hocking Hills adds two new trails to the park

Hocking Hill State Park added two new trails to one of Ohio’s most popular tourist attractions. The two trails include Whispering Cave and Hemlock Bridge Trail. Whispering Cave remains somewhat unique for its name that represents the acoustics in this cave. The name comes from the idea that a visitor can whisper in the cave and hikers as far as 275 feet away from the other end can hear it. &ldquo...
Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

PROBATE COURT Marriage Licenses Javan Nicole Esther Brown, 31, 2342 N. Limestone St., #103, finance, and Reggie Lee Smith, 31, 1565 Victory Dr., maintenance line technician. JoAnna Lynne Downs, 43, 1216 N. Limestone St., disabled, and Earl Baker III, 44, 1216 N. Limestone St., disabled. Bridgette Ranae Barney, 25, New Carlisle, teacher, and Iiames Alan Zachary, 27, New Carlisle, commercial HVAC technician...
Tornado sends part of Park Layne Sunoco sign to neighboring county 

Tornado sends part of Park Layne Sunoco sign to neighboring county 

Part of a sign that was ripped away by Wednesday’s tornado from the Sunoco gas station in Park Layne was found today by a homeowner in Troy. A jagged piece of the sign from a gas station pump at 2131 S Dayton-Lakeview Road was found today lying in the backyard of a home in the 1200 block of Ridgewood Drive in Troy, WHIO’s Steve Baker has confirmed. That’s an estimated 13.4 miles...
High school baseball: State final fours at Huntington Park, Columbus

High school baseball: State final fours at Huntington Park, Columbus

The following are this week’s high school baseball state final four pairings. When: Thursday, June 1 through Saturday, June 3. Where: Huntington Park, Columbus Bellville Clear Fork (18-12) vs. Warren Champion (25-3), 10 a.m. Berlin Hiland (30-0) vs. Cin. Hills Christian Academy (22-5), 1 p.m. Steubenville (28-4) vs. Chaminade Julienne (22-4), 4 p.m. Maumee (22-8) vs. Tallmadge (23-7), 7 p.m...
High school softball: State final fours at Firestone Stadium, Akron

High school softball: State final fours at Firestone Stadium, Akron

The following are this week’s high school softball state final four pairings. When: Thursday, June 1 through Saturday, June 3. Where: Firestone Stadium, Akron Elyria (20-4) vs. Gahanna Lincoln (25-5), 10 a.m. Lebanon (29-3) vs. North Canton Hoover (21-9), 12:30 p.m. Lucas (22-6) vs. Danville (28-2), 3 p.m. Williamsburg (27-2) vs. Carey (18-6), 5:30 p.m. Cardington-Lincoln (25-4) vs. Wheelersburg...
Security experts warn about doll susceptible to hackers

Security experts warn about doll susceptible to hackers

The box says “It's amazing what she knows,” but security experts say the My Friend Cayla doll also makes it easy for strangers to know your child. The doll uses Bluetooth technology to connect to a device with no PIN or password required.  “On a scale of one to 10 this doll was definitely one to hack,” Ken Munro with Pentest Partners, who discovered the vulnerability...
Memorial Day 2017: Soldiers place 280,000 flags on headstones of fallen service members 

Memorial Day 2017: Soldiers place 280,000 flags on headstones of fallen service members 

As part of a Memorial Day tradition, soldiers placed 280,000 flags on the headstones of fallen service members at Arlington National Cemetery. The tradition, which soldiers call “Flags In,” has been held every year since the 3rd U.S. Infantry, known as the “Old Guard,” was designated as the Army’s official ceremonial unit 70 years ago. Specialist Kristen Pinnock participated...
5 ways you can protect your heart in the heat

5 ways you can protect your heart in the heat

As we approach the summer season, temperatures start to get more and more extreme. This can present a problem for people with heart conditions such as atrial fibrillation (AFib), an irregular heartbeat. Extreme heat pushes your heart into overdrive, and that can trigger AFib. Check out these five tips to help protect your heart during hot weather: 1. Drink lots of water Stay hydrated. Dehydration...
Tiger Woods issues statement on DUI arrest, says no alcohol involved

Tiger Woods issues statement on DUI arrest, says no alcohol involved

Tiger Woods is apologizing to family, friends and fans following his DUI arrest early Monday in Juniper, Florida. “I understand the severity of what I did and I take full responsibility for my actions,” the pro golfer said in a statement Monday night, according to The Associated Press. Woods clarified that “an unexpected reaction to prescribed medications,” not alcohol...
Actors Chris Pratt and John Krasinski commemorate Memorial Day by honoring a fallen Navy SEAL

Actors Chris Pratt and John Krasinski commemorate Memorial Day by honoring a fallen Navy SEAL

Chris Pratt and John Krasinski aren’t letting being out of the country on Memorial Day stop them from showing off their patriotism. The actors are both in the United Kingdom, but they made sure to save some time to commemorate the holiday by completing The Murph Challenge, an exercise routine that was created in honor of the late U.S. Navy SEAL Lt. Michael P. Murphy, who was awarded the ...
Navy SEAL falls to death in Hudson River after parachute failure

Navy SEAL falls to death in Hudson River after parachute failure

  An investigation is underway into the tragic death of a Navy SEAL in a parachuting accident Sunday during a demonstration for Fleet Week in Jersey City, New Jersey, across the Hudson River from Manhattan. The SEAL, part of the Navy’s elite skydiving team, the Leap Frogs, plunged to his death in the river when his chute failed to open, according to a Navy spokesperson. The SEAL was immediately...
Fight over parking spot turns into deadly shooting in Florida, police say

Fight over parking spot turns into deadly shooting in Florida, police say

A shooting in Miami Beach on Sunday night left two dead and one injured in what allegedly started as a fight over a parking spot.  Two men were shot around 10:30 p.m. on a street in South Beach by suspects in a white BMW, the Miami Herald reported. One of the victims succumbed to his injuries at a local hospital on Monday.  The four suspects in the BMW fled the scene and led Miami police...
D-I boys track: area state qualifiers

D-I boys track: area state qualifiers

The following are area Division I boys qualifiers for this week’s state track and field meets. When: Friday and Saturday. Where: OSU’s Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium, Columbus. D-I area boys state qualifiers Beavercreek: Jacob Benigno, 4x800R; Riley Buchholz, 4x800R; Jay Drennen, DT; Benjamin Ewert, 4x800R, 1600; Ian Johnson 4x800R, 800. Centerville: Ben Burkett, 3200; Andrew Craig, 800...
D-I girls track: area state qualifiers

D-I girls track: area state qualifiers

The following are area Division I girls qualifiers for this week’s state track and field meets. When: Friday and Saturday. Where: OSU’s Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium, Columbus. Beavercreek: Jordan Grant, 4x800R; Jodie Pierce, 4x800R; Stephanie Pierce, 4x800R 800; Lauren Shuman, 4x800R; Eileen Yang, PV Centerville: Olivia Fenner, DT SP Fairfield: Kyla Ellery, 4x100R; Monica Johnson, 4x100R...
D-II boys track: area state qualifiers

D-II boys track: area state qualifiers

The following are area Division II boys qualifiers for this week’s state track and field meets. When: Friday and Saturday. Where: OSU’s Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium, Columbus. Alter: Jordan Coovert, 100 Anna: Logan Konst, PV Badin: Sam Krabacher, 4x800R 1600; Kyle Manuel, 4x800R; Nick Rand, 4x800R 800; Josh Wolpert, 4x800R 3200 Brookville: Spencer Schick, 800 Carroll: Karl Grossman, 4x400R...
D-II girls track: area state qualifiers

D-II girls track: area state qualifiers

The following are area Division II girls qualifiers for this week’s state track and field meets. When: Friday and Saturday. Where: OSU’s Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium, Columbus. Alter: Perri Bockrath, 1600 Carroll: Nikki Gazzerro, HJ Chaminade Julienne: Meyah Haywood, 4x200R 4x100R; Dallas Jones, 4x200R; Danielle Lewis, 4x200R 4x100R; Lauren Pegues, 4x200R 4x100R; Imani Wortham, 4x100R...
D-III boys track: area state qualifiers

D-III boys track: area state qualifiers

The following are area Division III boys qualifiers for this week’s state track and field meets. When: Friday and Saturday. Where: OSU’s Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium, Columbus. Ansonia: Brock Shellhaas, PV Arcanum: Tanner Delk, 4x800R; Chance Klipstine, 4x800R; Isaac Stephens, 4x800R; Justin Vanatta, 4x800R Bethel: Korry Hamlin, 3200 Botkins: Josh Miller, DT SP; Joe Shuga, SP Cedarville...
D-III girls track: area state qualifiers

D-III girls track: area state qualifiers

The following are area Division III girls qualifiers for this week’s state track and field meets. When: Friday and Saturday. Where: OSU’s Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium, Columbus. Anna: Krista Gehret, 4x200R 4x100R 4x400R; Kennedey Glover, 4x200R 4x100R 800 4x400R; Hannah Shoemaker, 4x200R 4x100R 300H 4x400R; Rachel Shoemaker, 4x200R 4x100R 4x400R Ansonia: Aliya Barga, HJ; Lydia Sink, LJ...
Great white makes stunning dive into boat injuring 73-year-old fisherman

Great white makes stunning dive into boat injuring 73-year-old fisherman

It could have been a scene out of the movie “Jaws.” In a stunning move, a nine-foot great white shark leaped out of the water and dove onto a fishing boat off the coast of New South Wales, injuring a 73-year-old fisherman. In 60 years of fishing, Terry Selwood told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation he’s never seen anything like it. “I caught a blur of something coming...
Red sky at night, a sky watcher’s delight

Red sky at night, a sky watcher’s delight

Some of my favorite photos I’ve received from viewers over the years have been of sunrises and sunsets. I love the amazing colors that our sky can produce depending on what is going on in the atmosphere. You’ve likely hear the old saying, “red sky at night, sailors delight, red sky in the morning, sailor take warning.” There is certainly some scientific backing to that tale...
Meet the Dayton Dragons: Ty Boyles, pitcher

Meet the Dayton Dragons: Ty Boyles, pitcher

Who: Ty Russell Boyles Position: Pitcher Number: 40 Personal: R/L; 6-3, 270 pounds Born: Sept. 30, 1995 (21) Birthplace: Quartz Hill, Calif. School: Quartz Hill High School Drafted: Round 11 by Reds, 2013. Notable: Selected in the First-Year Player Draft out of high school. Spent all of last season with the Dragons (6-8, 4.81 ERA) and part of 2015. Returned to Dragons on May 19 from the Daytona Tortugas...
President Trump observes Memorial Day with somber service at Arlington

President Trump observes Memorial Day with somber service at Arlington

President Donald Trump marked his first Memorial Day in office with a somber service at Arlington National Cemetery on Monday. The president first participated in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, before addressing a crowd of family members of the fallen gathered there to remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for their country. In his speech, the...
Kittens mysteriously trapped in wall rescued by kind sheriff’s deputy  

Kittens mysteriously trapped in wall rescued by kind sheriff’s deputy  

Kittens mysteriously trapped in the wall of a house in Seminole County, Florida were rescued by a caring sheriff’s deputy. The homeowners called authorities on May 20 after hearing a strange noise coming from inside a wall. The couple decided to cut a hole into the wall to investigate and found two kittens stuck inside, deputies said. Deputy Nick Stewart carefully reached into the wall and pulled...
John Williams serenaded with his biggest hits, a cappella style during Harvard’s commencement

John Williams serenaded with his biggest hits, a cappella style during Harvard’s commencement

Hearing the “Star Wars” theme or the song from “Indiana Jones” never gets old for some and members of Harvard’s Din and Tonics a cappella group put a new spin on the iconic instrumentals in front of the music’s creator, John Williams. >> Read more trending news Williams was at the Ivy League university for Harvard’s commencement on Thursday. He was not...
65-year-old woman scammed, gives life savings to fake pastor, police say

65-year-old woman scammed, gives life savings to fake pastor, police say

A retired nanny has lost her life savings after falling victim to an alleged scammer and she doesn’t expect to see any of her money again. Dorothy Edge was approached by a woman who claimed her visa was set to expire and that she needed money to return to South Africa. She also told Edge that she wanted to donate $100,000 from a large inheritance, but couldn’t take the money to South Africa...
Soldier gets to see family for Memorial Day weekend thanks to stranger’s kindness

Soldier gets to see family for Memorial Day weekend thanks to stranger’s kindness

A soldier from Illinois was able to spend the Memorial Day weekend with his family in Missouri all thanks to the kindness of a stranger he met at a Dallas airport. U.S. Army mechanic Keaton Tilson, who is stationed at Fort Hood, was stuck at an airport for two days, trying to get a flight on standby, KTVI reported. But Josh Rainey from Glendale, Missouri, wasn’t having any of it. ...
WATCH: Bugler plays ‘Taps’ during 2016 Memorial Day sunset over Gettysburg

WATCH: Bugler plays ‘Taps’ during 2016 Memorial Day sunset over Gettysburg

Historian Steven W. Sears calls the Battle of Gettysburg the “largest” and “costliest” campaign of the Civil War. Between the Union and Confederate forces, more than 57,000 men were lost, including 9,600 dead. >> Read more trending news To remember those who fell at that Pennsylvania battlefield in July 1863, and to honor all veterans who gave their lives for their country...
Memorial Day not about thanks, but remembrance

Memorial Day not about thanks, but remembrance

Memorial Day is a solemn holiday, intended to honor those veterans who died while serving. It’s not the same as Veterans Day, which honors the service of people who have worn the uniform. >> Read more trending news It may seem like hair-splitting, but Navy veteran Like Visconti insists there is a difference between honoring a fallen veteran and saying “Thank you for your service...
‘Jetsons’ movie ready to blast off production

‘Jetsons’ movie ready to blast off production

A piece of our childhood may be coming to the big screen. Warner Bros. has tapped director Conrad Vernon to helm its planned animated film “The Jetsons,” Variety reported. >> Read more trending news Vernon has co-directed hits like “Shrek 2” and “Monsters vs. Aliens.” He also voiced the Gingerbread Man in the “Shrek” films. “The Jetsons&rdquo...
Memorial Day: Rolling Thunder remembers the fallen 

Memorial Day: Rolling Thunder remembers the fallen 

Members of the motorcycle group Rolling Thunder have continued their 30-year tradition to make sure that the nation’s fallen haven’t been forgotten. Thousands of motorcyclists rode into the nation’s capital in honor of Memorial Day. They arrived Sunday before visiting Veterans Memorial, Arlington National Cemetery and The World War II Memorial, WTOP reported. >> Read...
J.K. Rowling updates fans on ‘Fantastic Beasts’ sequel

J.K. Rowling updates fans on ‘Fantastic Beasts’ sequel

J.K. Rowling has updated fans on the status of the latest movie in the Harry Potter universe. >> Read more trending news  The author announced on Twitter that she has finished writing the sequel to “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” NME reported. Rowling whet the appetites of the Potter faithful in February when she gave them a sneak peek of the script. Filming...
Bear wanders into Walmart parking lot in Kentucky

Bear wanders into Walmart parking lot in Kentucky

Some late-night shoppers in Kentucky were surprised to  be greeted by a  black bear in the parking lot. >> Read more trending news  A bear was spotted in a Walmart parking lot in Somerset around 1:30 a.m. Monday, WLEX reported.. Police and Kentucky Fish and Wildlife officials were called to the scene to lure the bear into the woods. Until they arrived, several shoppers tried...
50 things to do with the family here in Ohio this summer

50 things to do with the family here in Ohio this summer

If you’re looking for a quick escape or a family vacation close to home this summer, you don’t have to look far. Ohio has TONS of fun things to do perfect for the whole family. Behold the Ohio Summer Fun Guide.  Let this serve as inspiration for summer family fun in all four corners of the state (and in the middle, too). The Ohio Summer Fun Guide is brought to you by media...
10 ideas for family fun this summer in Northwest Ohio

10 ideas for family fun this summer in Northwest Ohio

With its mix of national attractions and local favorites, family-friendly fun is easy to come by in northwest Ohio. Several destinations are introducing new features this summer, adding freshness worth experiencing. Here are 10 to check out before school is back in session: The amusement park reinvented and expanded its water park, formerly Soak City, as Cedar Point Shores this year. The 18-acre park...
10 ideas for family fun this summer across Central Ohio

10 ideas for family fun this summer across Central Ohio

Family fun in central Ohio comes in all shapes but, ideally, in just one size: big. Whether you’re a local or visiting from out of town, you and your family will undoubtedly enjoy at least a few of these destinations, with each offering a distinct or unusual way to spend a big day of togetherness in the heart of the Buckeye State. The world-famous zoo houses more than 7,000 animals, including...
10 ideas for family fun this summer in Southeast Ohio

10 ideas for family fun this summer in Southeast Ohio

Fireflies are starting to light up the evening landscape, the nighttime air is starting to feel just a bit balmy, and those summertime concert tickets you bought months ago are starting to seem relevant. All are sure signs that summer is almost here. Throughout the southeast corner of the Buckeye State, ample opportunities exist for family fun, whether it’s a low-key picnic or some quality time...
10 ideas for family fun this summer in Northeast Ohio

10 ideas for family fun this summer in Northeast Ohio

You can feed a giraffe, build a sand castle or take a train ride through a national park — and that’s just for starters. Northeast Ohio is filled with family-friendly fun, from spacesuits and dinosaurs to a pro-football shrine and even a Costa Rican rainforest. Here’s a list of favorites.  Young and old enjoy this attraction, with several thousand animals spread across 183 acres...
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