Wittenberg president: School must accept change, seek progress

The new president of Wittenberg University spoke to faculty and students and welcomed them back to campus during convocation Tuesday. Mike Frandsen, who started as the liberal arts college’s 15th president on July 1, said he still believes liberal arts is important to higher education. “I believe what we do in liberal arts education is useful, but we must take the questions of our usefulness...


HS Football: Mechanicsburg confident despite roster turnover

HS Football: Mechanicsburg confident despite roster turnover

Over half the roster has turned over at Mechanicsburg. Who could expect another winning season, league title and return to the playoffs? The people inside coach Kurt Forrest’s locker room, that’s who. They aren’t worried about what those on the other side of the door might assume. The tradition established in recent seasons is one they will “fight, scratch and claw” to...

Cottrel: New Carlisle title office a rare gem

Why does everything have to be so complicated? Some days it just seems impossible to jump over all the hurdles and through all the hoops that life puts before you. That is how I felt last Friday. RELATED: New Carlisle title office will remain open with new hours I needed to get a copy of an old car title quickly to make a sale. It’s been awhile since I’ve had to do this, so I understood...
Police: Suspect sought in hit-and-run and shooting of 2 in Springfield

Police: Suspect sought in hit-and-run and shooting of 2 in Springfield

UPDATE @ 10:50 p.m.: Police are continuing their efforts to piece together what led to one male being run over Tuesday afternoon on West Grand Avenue and the shooting of two males who showed up at Springfield Regional Medical Center, which was locked down for a time.  The lock down was necessitated by the fact that the two male shooting victims had been brought to the hospital by private conveyance...
Champaign County missing sailor: ‘A lot of people’ care about him

Champaign County missing sailor: ‘A lot of people’ care about him

A North Lewisburg family has asked for support from community members after being told that a 2013 Triad High School graduate is among the 10 sailors officially reported missing after an oil tanker collided with the USS John McCain off the coast of Malaysia. Jacob Drake’s family was notified that he was missing at 6 a.m. Monday. Drake joined the Navy shortly after graduating high school, his...
HS Football: With 13 starters back, Triad coach ‘excited’ about 2017

HS Football: With 13 starters back, Triad coach ‘excited’ about 2017

The high school football season hasn’t started yet, but the Triad Cardinals are already ahead of the game. The Cardinals return seven starters on offense and six on defense from a team that at this point last season was still getting to know first-year coach Joe Cardinal. Cardinal was hired just before the start of two-a-day practices. Triad played catch up all summer learning Cardinal&rsquo...
Miamisburg company creates technology to enhance college recruitment

Miamisburg company creates technology to enhance college recruitment

Miamisburg company Think Patented is expanding to add a new division focused on the higher education marketplace. The graphic communication and printing company has established a new division called Quanta, which will be an automated communications platform developed for admissions recruitment and alumni fundraising and event promotion. Quanta’s communications platform helps clients reach the...
Springfield man indicted on 34 felony drug charges

Springfield man indicted on 34 felony drug charges

A Springfield man was indicted on 34 felony charges in Clark County Common Pleas Court, prosecutors said Tuesday. Andre Roberts, 24, of 1718 Catawba Ave., is charged with five counts of trafficking in heroin, six counts of possession of heroin, 10 counts of aggravated trafficking in drugs, 10 counts of aggravated possession of drugs, permitting drug abuse, trafficking in cocaine and possession of...
5 things you need to know about Walmart’s new partnership with Uber

5 things you need to know about Walmart’s new partnership with Uber

Walmart and ride-sharing powerhouse Uber are teaming up to bring customers a new kind of grocery home delivery service. Walmart began testing grocery delivery through crowd-sourced services like Uber last year. Now, the chain retailer is expanding its grocery delivery pilot in two more markets — Orlando, Fla. and Dallas, Texas. Here’s what to know about the expanding services: 1. ORDER...
Bethel teachers will continue to work despite no contract

Bethel teachers will continue to work despite no contract

Bethel Local Schools teachers will start the school year teaching in their classrooms, despite not having a contract, according to a spokesperson with the teacher’s association. According to a post on the Bethel Education Association, teachers are not planning to participate in volunteer activities or events due to not having a contract, which would include the scheduled open house for the high...
WSU trustees to consider property sale or purchase in closed-door meeting

WSU trustees to consider property sale or purchase in closed-door meeting

Wright State University’s board of trustees will hold a special executive session this evening to discuss the purchase or sale of real estate. The lone reason for the meeting was revealed in the board’s agenda posted online. The meeting will take place at 5:30 p.m. in the Wright Brothers Room of the WSU student union, according to the agenda. The agenda did not reveal any further details...
Champaign County man among missing sailors from USS John S. McCain

Champaign County man among missing sailors from USS John S. McCain

A Champaign County man is among the missing after an oil tanker collided with the USS John McCain near Singapore.   Veronica Drake said her brother, Jacob Drake, joined the Navy shortly after graduating from Triad High School in North Lewisburg. She said Jacob is outgoing, and liked to spend his time playing video games with friends and building computers in the family’s living room...
Clark County Municipal Court cases

Clark County Municipal Court cases

CASES CALLED MONDAY INCLUDED: Adam K. Anuszewski, 32, address unknown, breaking and entering, innocent, continued, public defender appointed, bond $5,000. Katherine Marie Brandon, 51, of 1884 Clay St., domestic violence, innocent, continued, public defender appointed, bond $1,000; assault, innocent, continued. John Paul Clark, 24, of 944 Sunset Ave., Apt. H, domestic violence, innocent, continued...
Ohio judge shot outside courthouse: What we know now

Ohio judge shot outside courthouse: What we know now

Just after 8 a.m. on Monday, Judge Joseph J. Bruzzese Jr. was ambushed by Nathaniel Richmond on the steps of the Jefferson County Courthouse in Steubenville, officials say.  Here is what we know about this developing story:  Bruzzese taken away in a helicopter. A city official said Bruzzese was talking after the shooting and was transported by a medical helicopter to a hospital for treatment...
Springfield woman charged after allegedly fabricating accident story

Springfield woman charged after allegedly fabricating accident story

A Springfield woman faces charges after allegedly fabricating a story about an accident to avoid facing consequences from law enforcement. MORE CRIME: Mechanicsburg man accused of raping 2 young kids Kimberly L. Powell, 36, of 826 Eastmoor Drive, has been charged with making false alarms about an accident that occurred earlier this year. She was scheduled to appear in court at 9:30 a.m. today. On...
Clark County Pet of the Week

Clark County Pet of the Week

Meet Forest. He is an approximately 1-year-old Lab mix who weighs 44 pounds. Forest is vaccinated, dewormed, neutered, rabies vaccinated, heartworm negative and microchipped. His adoption fee is $50 which includes his dog license. Forest is located at the Humane Society Serving Clark County, 5201 Urbana Road, in Springfield. Shelter hours are 1 to 7 p.m. Thursday, 1 to 4:30 p.m. Friday, noon to 4...
Champaign County Pet of the Week

Champaign County Pet of the Week

Selena is a 3-year-old female Heinz 57 mix. She is a medium-sized dog at 40 pounds. Selena is a sweet dog who is good with people. She was sadly surrendered to us by her owner. Selena is up to date on vaccinations (including rabies) and has tested negative for heartworm. Come visit her at the Paws Animal Shelter, 1535 W. U.S. Highway 36, in Urbana. You can also visit www.facebook.com/paws.urbana or...
Logan Co. superintendent accused of not reporting rape on unpaid leave

Logan Co. superintendent accused of not reporting rape on unpaid leave

A Logan County superintendent accused of not reporting child sexual abuse was placed on unpaid leave last week. Heather O’Donnell, the superintendent at Midwest Regional Educational Service Center, has been charged with two counts of child endangering in connection with child rape charges lodged against her husband, Indian Lake Superintendent Patrick O’Donnell. She was suspended by the...
Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

PROBATE COURT Marriage Licenses Journey Rachae Davis, 17, 1508 Attleboro Ave., sales, and Nathan Kyle Abner, 19, 128 B The Post Road, U.S. Marine Corps. Robert Allan Mitchell Jr., 52, Mechanicsburg, military instructor, and Tina Louise Hendricks, 50, Gahanna, self-employed. Stephen McGlaughlin, 68, 2720 Hillside Ave., retired, and Mary Catherine McGlaughlin, 64, Franklin, retired. Martin Elliott Cox...
Target to introduce 3 new brands in August, September

Target to introduce 3 new brands in August, September

Target is launching three new brands in August and September, including two new clothing lines and a home decor brand. The Minneapolis-based retailer is looking to bump up sales by introducing new brands that can’t be found on competing online stores. A New Day, a women’s clothing brand, and the new men’s brand Goodfellow & Co. will both arrive in stores on Aug. 27. Project 62, a...
Demolition begins on former Springfield restaurant

Demolition begins on former Springfield restaurant

Demolition began Monday on the former Shrimp House restaurant on South Limestone Street, although city officials said it’s not clear what’s next for the property. Information from the city of Springfield shows a commercial demolition permit was issued earlier this month for the site at 1895 S. Limestone St. The listed property owner, Westerville Square Inc. based in Columbus, didn&rsquo...
New Carlisle seeks to block income tax change from November ballot

New Carlisle seeks to block income tax change from November ballot

The Clark County Board of Election approved Monday putting an initiative petition to change how New Carlisle collects income taxes on the November ballot but city leaders have said the issue would be devastating and filed a protest against it. Ohio residents pay income taxes both in the city where they work and where they live. Some cities give their residents credit if they work elsewhere but New...
Rain moves out of the region, cooler air moves in

Rain moves out of the region, cooler air moves in

Clouds are expected to linger through the evening with a slight chance for a passing shower, according to Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell. Showers exiting the Miami Valley Cooler, less humid air arrives overnight Unseasonably cool the rest of the week TONIGHT: Lots of clouds will linger with a slight chance for a passing showers early as a cold front crosses the region. Temperatures...
Greenon community grieves for 2 athletes killed in crash

Greenon community grieves for 2 athletes killed in crash

The tight-knit Greenon schools community is grieving after two high school athletes died in a crash Sunday, one of whom’s mother is a teacher in the district. Senior David Waag, 17, played soccer at Greenon High School and sophomore Connor Williams, 15, played football at Greenon while attending classes at the Global Impact STEM Academy in Springfield. A lot of people are hurting still,&rdquo...
Sinclair’s new $31.5M health sciences center opens for first classes

Sinclair’s new $31.5M health sciences center opens for first classes

The new $31.5 million Sifferlen Health Sciences Center that opened Monday to Sinclair Community College students is part of the the school’s plan to improve swaths of its downtown campus. The remodeled 141,000-square-foot health sciences center opened to students even though parts of the building are still under construction. The new center brings together all of the community college&rsquo...
Springfield students watch eclipse, no eye problems reported

Springfield students watch eclipse, no eye problems reported

The Great American Eclipse made its way through Springfield on Monday and hundreds of students at Horace Mann Elementary School witnessed it through their solar eclipse glasses. Springfield Regional Medical Center didn’t report any eclipse-related injuries Monday, Mercy Health spokesman Dave Lamb said. Local eye care clinics also told the Springfield News-Sun that hadn’t experienced any...
Eye damage from eclipse can show later: What you need to know

Eye damage from eclipse can show later: What you need to know

If you damaged your eyes during the eclipse it might take a while before you see symptoms. The first full solar eclipse in 99 years happened this afternoon, and residents across the Dayton region came out to watch the event. Those who didn’t use certified eclipse viewing glasses or alternative methods like a pinhole projector risked injuring their eyes and possible permanent damage. But it might...
HS Football: With nearly 50 players, Jets’ numbers are taking off

HS Football: With nearly 50 players, Jets’ numbers are taking off

The numbers are trending up for the Northeastern Jets. And so is the optimism heading into coach Tim Houseman’s third season. In 2016, the Jets recorded their best high school football season in six years and came within one victory of the program’s first winning season since going 6-4 in 2010. The team fielded 33 players in 2016. That number is up to nearly 50 this season. »RELATED...
Store openings and closings: What’s going on in local retail?

Store openings and closings: What’s going on in local retail?

1. Closing date set for local Gander Mountain store The company announced in early June that the store, located at 8001 Old Troy Pike in Huber Heights, would close permanently. The sporting goods and outdoor retailer filed for bankruptcy in March, and was acquired by Camping World Holdings Inc. in April. READ MORE 2. 5 new restaurants and retailers coming to The Greene Puzzle Plus...
What you’re saying: Is Joey Votto on track to be the best Reds player ever?

What you’re saying: Is Joey Votto on track to be the best Reds player ever?

In his popular “Ask Hal” column last week, legendary Reds beat reporter Hal McCoy wrote that, “While Tony Perez has a complete body of work that landed him in the Hall of Fame, (Joey) Votto is on his way to not only being the best first baseman in Reds history, but maybe the best player, period.” And the Reds fanbase responded. Comments flooded into Facebook and Reddit...
Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

COMMON PLEAS COURT NEW SUITS 17-CV-0455 - KeyBank NA v. Laura A. Payne, Galloway, et al., complaint in foreclosure for property located at 1767 S. Center Blvd., for $49,575. CURRENT BUSINESS State of Ohio v. Jon Nathan Johnson, termination of probation, case closed. State of Ohio v. Troy Davis, convicted of having weapons while under disability, three years prison with credit for jail time served...
Imaging center closes in Springfield

Imaging center closes in Springfield

A Springfield medical imaging business has closed but few details were available Monday. Crystal Clear Imaging Ltd. staff members at the site declined to comment Monday. A representative of the company provided by staff in Springfield also didn’t return several calls seeking comment. MORE BUSINESS NEWS: Toxic algae increasing in Kiser Lake, state studying solutions The imaging center at 2100...
Clark County Municipal Court cases

Clark County Municipal Court cases

CASES CALLED WEDNESDAY INCLUDED: Christian Frederick Bechtold, 53, of Upper Arlington, OVI amended to lanes of travel, guilty, fined $100. Anthony Ray Brown, 33, of 330 S. Belmont Ave., OVI, guilty, 180 days jail with 170 days suspended, 12 months probation, 24 months driver’s license suspension, 90 day immobilization, fined $525; OVI, speed, no seat belt, dismissed; drug abuse marijuana, dismissed...
Area community colleges receive low marks in rankings

Area community colleges receive low marks in rankings

Walltehub has released its list of the best and worst community colleges for 2017 and Ohio’s did not fare well. None of Ohio’s 23 community colleges made Wallethub’s top 200 and all of the schools of southwest Ohio fell in the lower half of the rankings, according to the report. Wallethub ranked 728 community colleges. Clark State Community College came in at 567, while Edison State...
Even more darkness: 2024 eclipse will be better in Ohio

Even more darkness: 2024 eclipse will be better in Ohio

If you missed today's celestial spectacle, you'll get another chance to see a total solar eclipse in just a few years.  The Great American Eclipse did not disappoint as people across the area donned special dark glasses and gathered in yards, outside office buildings and parks to gaze at the rare event. For people in Southwest Ohio and the Miami Valley, 90 percent of the sun was covered by the...
Springfield pharmacy robbed at gunpoint, narcotics stolen

Springfield pharmacy robbed at gunpoint, narcotics stolen

A Springfield pharmacy was robbed at gunpoint and multiple bottles of prescription narcotics were stolen, according to a police report. MORE: Mechanicsburg man accused of raping 2 young kids A man entered the Rite-aid pharmacy at 1805 S. Limestone St. about 12:30 p.m. Sunday afternoon and allegedly pointed a gun at the pharmacy counter and told an employee to step back. The man then jumped the counter...
2 Clark County athletes killed in Greene County car crash: What we know now

2 Clark County athletes killed in Greene County car crash: What we know now

Two local high school students were killed in a Sunday crash in Bath Twp. The Greene County incident happened at 3:55 p.m. Sunday and, by Sunday evening, had the Clark County community grieving. Here’s what we know now about the incident and its aftermath: The incident. Four teenagers were in a 2005 Toyota Corolla that drifted right, overcorrected, went off the left side of the road and hit...
What’s the next big thing for online retail? 3D shopping technology

What’s the next big thing for online retail? 3D shopping technology

Retail leaders say a 3D shopping platform that allows customers to feel like they’re in the store from the comfort of their computer is the next big revolution for online shopping. The 360 Mall 3D Shopping Platform, new technology created by Australian entrepreneur Alex Danieli, is an e-commerce solution garnering major attention from investors and retailers. His startup found that 48 percent...
Toxic algae increasing in Kiser Lake, state studying solutions

Toxic algae increasing in Kiser Lake, state studying solutions

Kiser Lake State Park — a significant contributor to Champaign County’s economy that draws visitors from across the region — has seen toxic algae slicks in recent year and a state study found the blooms have become more common. The harmful algae often appear as a floating, bright green blob along the water’s surface and it can sicken and sometimes even kill animals and...
Storms return to the Valley

Storms return to the Valley

On and off storms through Tuesday Some storms could produce strong winds, hail Much cooler, less humid starting midweek THIS EVENING: Scattered showers and thunderstorms will be around through the evening hours. A few strong storms can’t be ruled out. Temperatures will drop back through the 80s. TONIGHT: Scattered storms will taper off with scattered clouds around through the...
Solar Eclipse 2017 happening today: How to watch & what to know

Solar Eclipse 2017 happening today: How to watch & what to know

The 2017 Great American Eclipse is happening today. The solar eclipse will begin shortly after 1 p.m. in the Miami Valley and will last nearly three hours.  Storm Center 7 Meteorologist McCall Vrydaghs will be doing a Facebook Live at 10 a.m. ahead of the eclipse on Dayton Daily News Facebook page. From 1 until 4 p.m., meteorologists will be live on the WHIO Facebook page ...
Woman accused of sexually assaulting boy, 10, after drugging his slushie

Woman accused of sexually assaulting boy, 10, after drugging his slushie

A 35-year-old woman from Greendale, Wisconsin, near Milwaukee, faces a first-degree sexual assault charge after a 10-year-old boy’s father claimed that she drugged the child’s slushie with sleeping pills and forced him to watch and perform sex acts. According to WGN-TV, Tara Gotovnik allegedly put sleeping pills in the victim’s slushie, making him powerless to overcome double...
A new airline is coming to Cincinnati’s airport: What we know now

A new airline is coming to Cincinnati’s airport: What we know now

UPDATE @ 7:05 a.m.: International discount carrier WOW air will begin nonstop service at CVG on May 9, 2018 to Iceland for $99. INITIAL REPORT: Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport is expected to announce a new airline will add services at the nearby hub. Airport officials said in a statement that they will announce news about a new airline coming to the airport at 7 a.m. on Wednesday...
New local pollution fee could make local manufacturing more expensive

New local pollution fee could make local manufacturing more expensive

A proposal that could increase air pollution control fees paid by more than 600 companies in the region by several thousands of dollars is gaining opposition by business owners. Public Health — Dayton and Montgomery County is considering the new fees for local manufacturers and utilities its Regional Air Pollution Control Agency oversee in six counties in the Dayton region. A new fee of $125...
3 things to know about the Deeds Carillon on this milestone day

3 things to know about the Deeds Carillon on this milestone day

One of Dayton and the region’s most recognizable landmarks is celebrating a milestone. A towering musical instrument housing 57 bells, Deeds Carillon marks the entrance to Carillon Historical Park. Old growth sycamores, 19th century buildings, and groundbreaking artifacts occupy the scenery. The surrounding terrain was designed by the Olmsted Brothers, the famed landscape architects responsible...
Teacher accused of sex with students in cemetery sentenced

Teacher accused of sex with students in cemetery sentenced

A former Alabama private school teacher accused of having sex with two students is going to prison. According to court papers, at least four of her encounters with the teens occurred in a local cemetery. On Monday, 31-year-old Charli Jones Parker was sentenced to 12 years in prison after pleading guilty to one charge of having sex with a student under the age of 19, AL.com reports. Parker...
ESPN's Robert Lee pulled from Virginia game because of his name, report says

ESPN's Robert Lee pulled from Virginia game because of his name, report says

ESPN broadcaster Robert Lee was scheduled to call an upcoming University of Virginia football game, but in light of recent tragic events in Charlottesville, Virginia, the network has pulled him from that assignment because of the similarity between his name and that of Confederate general Robert E. Lee. Sports Illustrated’s Richard Deitsch released ESPN’s statement on the situation...
Katy Perry addresses rumors she and ex Orlando Bloom rekindling their romance

Katy Perry addresses rumors she and ex Orlando Bloom rekindling their romance

While speaking with “The Morning Mashup,” singer Katy Perry made it clear that she doesn’t want to define her relationship with ex Orlando Bloom after fans spotted them enjoying a recent night out together. “Well, you know, I think people are in and out of your life. It’s nice to keep people you love around you,” she said of rumors that the former couple...
Cubs beat up Reds bullpen in 13-9 win

Cubs beat up Reds bullpen in 13-9 win

Scooter Gennett and Eugenio Suarez each hit their 22nd home run of the season, three Reds pitchers singled, the Reds outfield logged two more assists, but almost all of that was before the Chicago Cubs got warmed up. The defending World Series champions broke out for 10 nearly unanswered runs over the last four innings, all off the Cincinnati bullpen after Homer Bailey left early with a right shoulder...
Texas mother upset, says 4-year-old son could not attend school because of long hair

Texas mother upset, says 4-year-old son could not attend school because of long hair

A mother in the Houston, Texas, area is upset after she says her 4-year-old son was not allowed to go to school because of his long hair. Jessica Oates told Inside Edition on Tuesday that Barbers Hill Kindergarten Center in Mont Belvieu, Texas, would not let her son, Jabez, in school because of his hair. “When I went to enroll my child, I asked about the policy on hair. I was told...
Trammell drives in five as Dragons throttle Hot Rods

Trammell drives in five as Dragons throttle Hot Rods

Blink and you just may miss Taylor Trammell, because if he makes contact, the 2016 first-round pick may not stop until he gets back home. Trammell, who hit an inside-the-park homer Aug. 15, thrilled the announced crowd of 7,440 at Fifth Third Field with another race around the bases during the Dragons’ 12-0 win Tuesday night. With Dayton leading 4-0 in the bottom of the fifth and runners on...
Couple to receive $3.4 million in ‘satanic day care’ case

Couple to receive $3.4 million in ‘satanic day care’ case

Dan and Fran Keller, who spent more than 21 years in prison after they were accused of sexually abusing children during satanic rituals at their South Austin day care, will receive $3.4 million from a state fund for those wrongly convicted of crimes. Shortly after receiving the news Tuesday, an ecstatic Fran Keller said they will no longer have to live on the brink of destitution, unable to find jobs...
Celtics acquire Kyrie Irving in blockbuster deal

Celtics acquire Kyrie Irving in blockbuster deal

According to ESPN, the Celtics and the Cavaliers have agreed on a blockbuster trade, swapping All-Stars and shaking up the landscape of the NBA's Eastern Conference. Boston acquired Kyrie Irving from the Cavaliers in exchange for Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder, Ante Zizic and the Brooklyn Nets 2018 first-round pick. Irving, who has played his entire six-year career in Cleveland, is a four-time All-Star...
Fans want Missy Elliott statue to replace Confederate monument in Portsmouth, Virginia

Fans want Missy Elliott statue to replace Confederate monument in Portsmouth, Virginia

One fan of Missy Elliott has made waves on the internet, having created a Change.org petition that has gained more than 28,000 signatures in less than a week. The reason? Nathan Coflin wants the city of Portsmouth, Virginia, to replace a Confederate monument with a statue of Missy “Misdemeanor” Elliott. The Washington Post reported that Coflin, a resident of Elliott&rsquo...
Fall-like weather arriving early in Miami Valley

Fall-like weather arriving early in Miami Valley

Temperatures had finally made it back to true summer-like heat through last weekend, but now the pattern is changing again.  Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell says the pattern we've had for most of the summer with below average temperatures will resume for the rest of this week and likely stay into early September. High temperatures in late August are typically in the lower 80s across...
Venus Williams agrees to turn over phone records from day of fatal crash

Venus Williams agrees to turn over phone records from day of fatal crash

Tennis great Venus Williams has agreed to turn over her cell phone records to attorneys representing a family who is suing her in connection with a June traffic accident that claimed the life of a 78-year-old man. In a brief court hearing on Tuesday, lawyers for Williams and those representing the family of Jerome Barson told Palm Beach County Circuit Judge Cymonie Rowe that the 37-year-old athlete...
Linkin Park to hold ‘special event’ to honor Chester Bennington 

Linkin Park to hold ‘special event’ to honor Chester Bennington 

A little over a month since the death of their bandmate Chester Bennington, Linkin Park announced it will host an event in Los Angeles to honor him, according to Spin. “Just wanted to say thank you to all our fans around the world for the tremendous outpouring of love, which has strengthened our spirit during this incredibly difficult time,” the band said on its Twitter page Tuesday. &ldquo...
Reds notes: Schebler trying to make up for lost time

Reds notes: Schebler trying to make up for lost time

Scott Schebler didn’t know how much his shoulder pain was affecting his swing until it was gone. The Reds right fielder returned Friday from 18 days on the disabled list and has gone 4-for-8 with three doubles, two runs, one RBI and a walk. That’s as many hits as he logged in 52 at-bats over his first 17 games since the All-Star break, which sent his batting average plummeting from .254...
Stray bullet kills 8-year-old sitting on couch in South Carolina apartment

Stray bullet kills 8-year-old sitting on couch in South Carolina apartment

Students will return to class at Boiling Springs Elementary School in Shelby, South Carolina next week without one of their classmates, 8-year-old Lamya Bradley.  The little girl, who was about to start third grade, was killed early Sunday morning when she was struck by a bullet in a Gaffney apartment, the Cherokee County coroner Dennis Fowler said.  "I will miss her laugh,"...
Missouri man escapes execution after lawyers say DNA clears him

Missouri man escapes execution after lawyers say DNA clears him

Republican Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens stayed the execution of Marcellus Williams, 48, following public outcry to do so. Williams was previously granted a stay of execution in 2015 only to have it denied again earlier in August despite DNA evidence exonerating him of the 1998 stabbing death of former St. Louis Post-Dispatch reporter Lisha Gayle, 42. Greitens announced the decision only hours...
Self-driving vehicles: Are they a threat to Dayton jobs?

Self-driving vehicles: Are they a threat to Dayton jobs?

Self-driving vehicles are expected to revolutionize transportation when they hit the roads in the future, but the technology could threaten thousands of jobs in the Dayton region and communities across the nation, experts said. Local elected leaders and development officials have worked to promote and rebrand the Dayton region as a logistics hub that offers prime geography, workers, low operating...
Chrissy Teigen says ‘I have to fix myself’ when it comes to alcohol

Chrissy Teigen says ‘I have to fix myself’ when it comes to alcohol

Model and cookbook author Chrissy Teigen revealed Wednesday in an interview with Cosmopolitan that she struggles with alcohol abuse. “I was, point blank, just drinking too much. I got used to being in hair and makeup and having a glass of wine,” the “Lip Sync Battle” host said. “Then that glass of wine would carry over into me having one before the awards show. And...
Brown asks FBI for information on Ohio hate groups

Brown asks FBI for information on Ohio hate groups

In the aftermath of an Ohio man charged with killing a woman in Charlottesville, Va., this month, Sen. Sherrod Brown asked the FBI Tuesday to provide him with any information the bureau has on “domestic terrorist organizations or hate groups” believed to have operated in the state of Ohio during the past two years. In a letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray, Brown, D-Ohio, wrote that...
Abducted baby abandoned under overpass, saved by homeless man: reports

Abducted baby abandoned under overpass, saved by homeless man: reports

A homeless man’s call to police on Monday morning ended an hours-long search for a Louisiana infant who was kidnapped and then abandoned underneath a highway overpass, according to multiple reports. Authorities in Shreveport were called Monday morning by a homeless man who said that another man told him he had left a baby under a bridge in Minden, about 30 miles east of Shreveport, KTBS...
Exactly how gross are dog kisses?

Exactly how gross are dog kisses?

Dogs lick us because they love us, but should we love their kisses? There are more than 700 different types of bacteria in a dog's mouth — and that's just normal bacteria (it doesn't count the rotting ham sandwich Fido found on his morning walk). So, that saying about a dog's mouth being clean is rubbish.  Veterinarians Will Draper and Francoise Tyler, Web MD contributors from The Village...
Sanders tells Ohio audience: ‘Do not allow people to divide us’

Sanders tells Ohio audience: ‘Do not allow people to divide us’

Sen. Bernie Sanders ventured into the heart of Republican country in Ohio Tuesday to address what he said are the most important issues facing the country. One of those issues was made clear by the hundreds of hands that shot up when Sanders, I-Vt., asked the audience if they knew anyone struggling with drug addiction. Joe, a college dropout who is saddled with $30,000 in student loan debt, said his...
Police: Couple tried using tubs of chemicals to cover up killings

Police: Couple tried using tubs of chemicals to cover up killings

A Montana couple is facing homicide charges after they allegedly killed a man and woman then hid their remains inside plastic tubs filled with chemicals.  The suspects, identified as Tiffanie R. Pierce, 23, and Augustus S. Standingrock, 26, were arrested Friday morning and and jailed on separate $2 million bonds, the Missoulian reported.  Pierce’s roommate said he woke up to people...
Dayton’s Sam Miller guilty of disorderly conduct, avoids jail, expresses remorse

Dayton’s Sam Miller guilty of disorderly conduct, avoids jail, expresses remorse

UPDATE @ 7:30 p.m.: Sam Miller expressed his remorse to the court in pleading guilty and is “working hard to make sure nothing like this ever happens again,” his attorney, Dennis Lieberman, said. Beyond that, Miller had no additional comments, Lieberman said. Suspended Dayton basketball player Sam Miller pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of disorderly conduct Tuesday after an incident...
Here’s a humorous list of things more likely to happen than you winning the Powerball

Here’s a humorous list of things more likely to happen than you winning the Powerball

Your chances of winning the Powerball jackpot are so slim that they may as well be nonexistent. According to Powerball.com, the odds of winning are 1 in 292 million (or 1 in 292,201,338, to be precise.) The smart folks over at Business Insider ran the numbers, and they ain’t pretty. Buying lottery tickets is such a colossal waste of time that you may as well just burn the cash at home...
Seniors playing cards shot, killed in home invasion, police say

Seniors playing cards shot, killed in home invasion, police say

Authorities are searching for suspects in the brutal home invasion and killing of four senior citizens at a home in north central North Carolina near Roanoke Rapids. Halifax County Sheriff Wes Tripp told local media on Monday that a family member found the bodies after checking on the home in the Glenview community, just off Interstate 95 north of Rocky Mount. The home invasion and killings happened...
Jerry Seinfeld has new comedy special coming to Netflix

Jerry Seinfeld has new comedy special coming to Netflix

Jerry Seinfeld will be returning to Netflix with a new hour-long special that promises to “go back to where it all began,” as it will be recorded at the Comic Strip in New York City — the club where Seinfeld’s stand-up comedy career began. Netflix announced the news — rather creatively — with a photo collage via their Instagram account. The new special is part...
Treasury secretary's wife mocks 'adorably out of touch' critic on Instagram

Treasury secretary's wife mocks 'adorably out of touch' critic on Instagram

Scottish actress Louise Linton, wife of U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, lashed out at a critic on Instagram Monday, calling the critic “adorably out of touch” after posting an image in which she tagged various designers she was wearing as she disembarked a government plane. Linton posted the photo of her and her husband after a brief trip to Kentucky on Monday. The Associated...
Blue Angels pilot surprises crowd in sneaky flyby

Blue Angels pilot surprises crowd in sneaky flyby

Chicago got itself a treat over the weekend at the 59th Chicago Air & Water Show with an aerial spectacle to remember, courtesy of the Blue Angels. One video from Saturday stood out from the rest, as Blue Angel no. 5 flew over the unsuspecting crowd a mere 100 feet above them. Brendan Peterson filmed and uploaded the video to YouTube. At the time of this writing, the video has been viewed more...
Think you’re frugal? Do you pass this test?

Think you’re frugal? Do you pass this test?

Frugal people don’t just set aside money for savings on payday. They live every day thinking about how their choices could save money. From accepting hand-me-downs to planning meals, every decision counts. Do you pass the basic test of frugality by doing these seven things? YouTuber Lydia Sennshares how easily cost-saving decisions can fit into your life. Avoid wasting food by planning...
Teens show up to historically black Howard University wearing MAGA hats

Teens show up to historically black Howard University wearing MAGA hats

Two Pennsylvania teenagers received a sharp reception from one of American’s most prominent HCBUs after they wore “Make America Great Again” hats on campus.   Allie Vandee and Sarah Applequist, both 16, were part of a Union City High School tour of Washington, D.C., with 28 other teens. As part of the tour, the group visited Howard University, an HBCU, or historically black...
Reds starter has surgery, out of rest of season

Reds starter has surgery, out of rest of season

Reds starter Scott Feldman had season-ending arthroscopic surgery on his right knee, the Reds announced Tuesday. Feldman was placed on the disabled list twice this season due to inflammation in his knee. <div></div><br><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">RHP Scott Feldman today had season-ending arthroscopic surgery to...
Kevin Hart laughs off critics of his personal life: 'I can’t even be shocked anymore'

Kevin Hart laughs off critics of his personal life: 'I can’t even be shocked anymore'

You can't take all critiques to Hart. Comedian Kevin Hart had a message for critics, which he delivered via Instagram Story Monday, letting them know he wasn't fazed by allegations around his personal life and marriage.  His expecting wife, Eniko Hart, shared images on Aug. 13, from their wedding in honor of the couple's one-year anniversary, in which she said she and the ...
Woman’s headless torso found in Copenhagen identified as missing journalist, police say

Woman’s headless torso found in Copenhagen identified as missing journalist, police say

UPDATE, 7:03 a.m. ET Aug. 23: A DNA test has confirmed that a headless torso found on a Copenhagen beach belongs to missing journalist Kim Wall of Sweden, The Associated Press reported early Wednesday. A Copenhagen police investigator said the torso had a piece of metal attached to it, “likely with the purpose to make it sink,” the AP reported. ORIGINAL STORY: A Swedish journalist...
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