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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...


Warm and humid today; Storms return tomorrow

Warm and humid today; Storms return tomorrow

Pop-up storm possible today Scattered strong storms for Sunday Drying out for Memorial Day Mild and muggy temperatures are in store today as highs climb to around 80 degrees, according to Storm Center 7 Meteorologist McCall Vrydaghs. Partly cloudy skies are expected with a few pop-up showers or storms possible into the afternoon. Vrydaghs said lows tonight will be in the middle 60s. Sunday...
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...
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...
Graham High School names new football coach

Graham High School names new football coach

Graham High School has named Shane Cahill as its new football coach. A West Jefferson High School grad who played collegiate at Urbana, Cahill has spent the last three seasons as defensive coordinator at Mechanicsburg. “Mr. Cahill has been a winner at all levels. He’s also been praised for his teaching ability. That’s the type of pedigree we look for in a teacher and coach,&rdquo...
JCPenney lays off more than 100 workers in Ohio

JCPenney lays off more than 100 workers in Ohio

Chain retailer JC Penney is laying off more than 100 workers in Ohio as it permanently closes one of its stores. The retailer sent a WARN notice to the Ohio Department of Job & Family Services alerting them that 117 workers will lose their jobs permanently by the end of July. JC Penney Corp. intends to close its retail store located in the Richmond Town Square at 701 Richmond Road in Richmond Heights...
Walmart hires more than 5,000 veterans in Ohio

Walmart hires more than 5,000 veterans in Ohio

Walmart announced it has hired more than 5,000 veterans in Ohio since introducing its Veterans Welcome Home Commitment in 2013. The commitment guarantees a job offer to any eligible, honorably discharged U.S. veteran, and approximately 5,114 veterans in Ohio have benefited from the program so far. The chain retailer has a goal to hire 250,000 veterans nationwide by the end of 2020. Walmart has hired...
40 years ago, one of the country’s most disastrous club fires killed dozens from the Miami Valley

40 years ago, one of the country’s most disastrous club fires killed dozens from the Miami Valley

At about 8:30 p.m. on May 28, 1977, a waitress discovered a fire in the Zebra Room at the Beverly Hills Supper Club in Southgate, Ky.  That began a devastating string of popping beverage bottles, crashing chandeliers, bodies at blocked entrances and lungs filling with black smoke. It was one of the worst fires of its kind in the country’s history. The fire at the supper club killed...
Clark County Municipal Court cases

Clark County Municipal Court cases

CASES CALLED WEDNESDAY INCLUDED: Brandon Duane Bess, 30, of 817 Timberview Ave., theft, guilty, 90 days jail, credit for time served, payment of costs. Joshua D. Cordle, 31, of 3216 Vineyard Ave., two counts OVI, speed, dismissed. Dennis L. Cutcher, 56, of Enon, OVI, guilty, 33 days jail with 30 days suspended, three days jail credit for time served for driver’s intervention program, six months...
Wright State interim president: ‘Our financial picture is grim’

Wright State interim president: ‘Our financial picture is grim’

Wright State University’s interim president appears to be trying to calm nerves after the school announced layoffs and budget cuts last week. Curtis McCray, in an email this morning, told students, staff and faculty that budget cuts “will be challenging” but that WSU will be more sustainable and able to grow because of them. WSU announced last week it would likely lay off around...
Ohio leaders ‘disturbed’ at reports that John Glenn’s body was mishandled

Ohio leaders ‘disturbed’ at reports that John Glenn’s body was mishandled

Air Force officials are investigating a disturbing allegation that a mortuary employee allowed others — or offered to allow others — to view John Glenn’s remains before his April 6 burial, according to a report in a military newspaper. The Military Times said it obtained an “internal memo” written by Deborah Skillman, the Department of Defense’s director of casualty...
Wittenberg program that lost funding over typo gets another shot

Wittenberg program that lost funding over typo gets another shot

A 50-year-old Wittenberg University program will get another chance at federal funding after its application initially was denied by the U.S. Department of Education over essentially a typo. The school’s Upward Bound, directed by Eddie Chambers, is a college preparatory program for low-income high school students who would be first-generation college students. RELATED: Wittenberg Upward Bound...
Clark, Champaign county pools to open this weekend

Clark, Champaign county pools to open this weekend

Clark and Champaign County municipal pools will be opening for the summer this Memorial Day weekend. The National Trail Parks and Recreation District’s Splash Zone Family Aquatic Center, 300 Eagle City Road, will open at noon Saturday. It will be open daily from noon to 7 p.m. through Aug. 13. Cost is $7 for adults and $5 for children ages 4 through 17. Children 3 and younger are free. RELATED...
Springfield churches unite to open recovery house for addicts

Springfield churches unite to open recovery house for addicts

A coalition of Springfield churches want to work together to open a recovery house to help drug addicts transition back into society. About 300 people from 15 different churches attended an informational meeting about the Celebrating Recovery House this week at Grace Lutheran Church in Springfield. The coalition hopes to have the house open this fall, said Rev. Sim Bowen of My Church–Built Upon...
Storms should end early overnight; more coming Saturday night

Storms should end early overnight; more coming Saturday night

Storms should end after 2 a.m. with temperatures falling into the middle 60s. Temperatures will hold in the 70s by morning, Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell said. Temperatures to reach 80 degrees Saturday More storms Saturday night into Sunday Drying out for Memorial Day DETAILED FORECAST   Saturday: Expect a mix of sun and clouds through the day with a chance for a passing...
Calling all Clark County teachers: Dome to host education workshop

Calling all Clark County teachers: Dome to host education workshop

The Springfield City School District will host a symposium for teachers and other educators so that they can learn from each other and teach their students better. The symposium will be a two-day event on June 1 and 2. Both days will take place at CareerConnectED Center in The Dome. The events are for anyone who is responsible for teaching youth. The registration deadline for the event is Friday....
Bethel Twp. fire chief: ‘It’s a miracle’ no one hurt in 2 tornadoes

Bethel Twp. fire chief: ‘It’s a miracle’ no one hurt in 2 tornadoes

Two tornadoes caused significant damage to homes and businesses in Western Clark County on Wednesday night, the second time in two months that the area has been hit by storms producing twisters. An EF1 tornado ripped through Park Layne in Bethel Twp. with winds of 100 mph, destroying a Sunoco Gas Station and damaging the Mel-o-Dee Restaurant, Family Dollar, Motor Sports of Dayton and more. A separate...
5 things to know about post-storm insurance claims

5 things to know about post-storm insurance claims

Storm damage cleanup is more than just getting your house back in order — it’s also making an insurance claim to recoup some of the costs. Here are five things to know to help the process move along quickly and smoothy, provided by Kettering State Farm agent Becki Taylor: Call your insurance agent right away. Take pictures of the damage. “Get a picture...
More than 2,500 people will march in Springfield Memorial Day parade

More than 2,500 people will march in Springfield Memorial Day parade

More than 2,600 people are expected to participate in this year’s Memorial Day parade in Springfield, organizers said. The Springfield Memorial Day Parade is touted as one of the largest in the country. The theme for this year is, “Honor, Duty and Country.” RELATED: North Hampton Memorial Day Parade back on after volunteer steps up The parade will begin at 9 a.m. Monday, starting...
 LISTEN: 911 caller, ‘A tornado went right over my car’

 LISTEN: 911 caller, ‘A tornado went right over my car’

A confirmed tornado that caused damage in Park Layne and southeast Miami County had maximum sustained winds of 100 mph and was on the ground for nearly four miles, the National Weather Service said. You can listen to 911 callers describe what they were seeing from an up close perspective. One caller says, “A tornado just touched down, it went right over my car.” Officials said the...
Clark County hit with tornadoes three times in 2 months

Clark County hit with tornadoes three times in 2 months

Clark County experienced its third tornado in two months Wednesday night, leaving the Clark County-Bethel Twp. Fire Chief describing the latest storm as a “monumental event.” An EF-1 tornado touched down on the western side of Park Layne, leaving behind damage to several businesses, trees and roofs in the area. A second tornado was confirmed Wednesday ...
Springfield’s Poole raises the roof at Bristol Motor Speedway

Springfield’s Poole raises the roof at Bristol Motor Speedway

Simply having the chance to wheel his modified race car around the famed Bristol Motor Speedway during the Short Track U.S. Nationals provided an emotional high for Springfield driver Chad Poole. But even Poole, who entered the 50-lap feature as the favorite, couldn’t have imagined the heights he reached last Saturday. Specifically, Bristol’s rooftop Victory Lane. Poole dominated the race...
Red Cross closing Clark shelter for apartment residents

Red Cross closing Clark shelter for apartment residents

The American Red Cross in Clark County is closing its temporary shelter created Wednesday night for residents of an apartment complex evacuated due to storms. The Northern Miami Valley Ohio Chapter of the American Red Cross announced the shelter at the Medway United Methodist Church on South Dayton-Lakeview Road in New Carlisle is being closed.  The Red Cross will continue...
Police: Springfield woman chokes husband’s girlfriend, hits car with baseball bat

Police: Springfield woman chokes husband’s girlfriend, hits car with baseball bat

A Springfield woman was arrested after she allegedly assaulted her husband’s girlfriend and smashed his Cadillac with a baseball bat in a restaurant parking lot Wednesday evening. Erica Jones, 44, was charged with one count of assault. She was scheduled to appear in Clark County Municipal Court on Thursday morning. Jones’ husband and his girlfriend were having dinner at a restaurant on...
Former WNBA player graduating from WSU Boonshoft School of Medicine

Former WNBA player graduating from WSU Boonshoft School of Medicine

A retired WNBA player will graduate Friday from Wright State University’s Boonshoft School of Medicine. Alison Bales has earned her medical degree from Wright State after having played professional basketball for five years. Her mother, Mary McCarthy, is the chair of the department of surgery at the Boonshoft School of Medicine. Bales grew up playing for the Beavercreek Stars youth basketball...
Ohio Supreme Court rules juveniles can be sent to adult court

Ohio Supreme Court rules juveniles can be sent to adult court

A split Ohio Supreme Court ruled Thursday that sending older juveniles to adult court when they face serious charges does not violate their constitutional rights. The decision reverses a ruling by the high court in December 2016. Supreme Court Justice Sharon Kennedy wrote in the majority opinion that an earlier decision failed to consider a clause in the constitution that grants the Ohio General Assembly...
DeVry University’s parent company changes name after legal troubles

DeVry University’s parent company changes name after legal troubles

The parent company of DeVry University announced this week it will change its name amid its recent legal troubles. DeVry Education Group will become Adtalem Global Education, the company announced in a press release. The name is derived from a Latin phrase meaning “to empower,” according to the company. The name was chosen from more than 5,000 submissions. Some DeVry University students...
Clark County Municipal Court cases

Clark County Municipal Court cases

CASES CALLED TUESDAY INCLUDED: Austin M. Care, 19, of 4210 Imperial Dr., offenses involving underage persons, dismissed. Marcus E. Doyle, 44, of 540 Highview Ave., open container, two counts endangering children, driving under suspension, fail to register, dismissed. Charles A. Buchanan, 40, of Medway, domestic violence, guilty, 60 days jail, credit for time served. Kenneth J. Page, 36, of 2644 Hilltop...
Beloved restaurant forced to close after damage from tornado

Beloved restaurant forced to close after damage from tornado

Mel-O-Dee restaurant has posted a message to concern customers to its Facebook page.  The Mel-O-Dee restaurant could be closed for up to three weeks due to broken air conditioning units and a structural truss damaged. A nearby Family Dollar that was damaged will also remain closed. Larry Shaffer, Clark County Combined Health District, said eight of 10 restaurants are back in business after the...
Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

COMMON PLEAS COURT NEW SUITS 17-CV-0291 - Jody Robert Colwell, South Charleston, v. Christina M. Daniel aka Christina M. Rudd, South Charleston, et al., complaint in excess of $25,000 for damages and injuries suffered on May 15, 2016 when defendant’s motor vehicle hit a wall at 125 W. Mound St., South Charleston, and the wall collapsed and injured the plaintiff. 17-CV-0292 - Connor Whaley, a...
Columbus passes Indianapolis as 14th largest U.S. city

Columbus passes Indianapolis as 14th largest U.S. city

The newest Census population estimates show Columbus overtaking Indianapolis as the 14th largest city in the U.S. That means Columbus is now also the second largest midwest city, behind only Chicago. The new data, released Thursday, show population estimates as of July 1, 2016. To see how Dayton fared, follow this link.  Columbus’s population was estimated to be 860,090, compared to...
Kasich wants to shorten terms for university trustees

Kasich wants to shorten terms for university trustees

University trustees watch over billions in taxpayer dollars throughout Ohio and the governor’s office is struggling to find people to take up that responsibility. In Southwestern Ohio alone, trustees at public universities oversaw nearly $2.2 billion in spending last year. While that may seem like a daunting duty, the state is actually looking to shorten term lengths which have been a hurdle...
Multiple mobile homes damaged by downed trees in Clark County

Multiple mobile homes damaged by downed trees in Clark County

At least four mobile homes at McMahan’s Fairway Terrace Mobile Home Park were damaged when trees fell on them during Wednesday night storms. Some of the trees that fell were uprooted and others snapped off, according to our reporters at the location of Lower Valley Pike. We’ve not heard any reports of anyone being injured.
Man transforms home's roof into American flag

Man transforms home's roof into American flag

A man in New Mexico intent on displaying American pride 365 days a year embarked on a striking home improvement project that has the whole neighborhood talking. Rick Gabaldon told KOB that he came up with the idea of transforming the roof of his house into an American flag about two years ago. The red, white and blue roof is nearing completion, and has taken about a month to build. Gabaldon says...
Muslim man sues Little Caesars for $100M over 'halal' pizza dispute

Muslim man sues Little Caesars for $100M over 'halal' pizza dispute

A Muslim man in Michigan is suing Little Caesars for $100 million, claiming he was served a pizza labeled "halal" that contained pepperoni made with pork. The halal label means the pizza should be prepared in a way that follows Islamic law, and shouldn't contain pork. >> Read more trending news The lawsuit was filed by Mohamad Bazzi Thursday and seeks class-action status, The Detroit...
8-foot alligator found under conveyer belt in Florida

8-foot alligator found under conveyer belt in Florida

Workers at Port Canaveral found an 8-foot gator hiding under a conveyor belt Friday. Employees at Ambassador Services aren’t sure how the alligator ended up in the cargo area and on their jobsite. “They were walking parallel toward the conveyor, and they were just down toward the warehouse when they heard a hissing and snarling sound,” said Ambassador Services employee Mike Noyes...
WATCH: Cat nurses orphaned puppies at shelter

WATCH: Cat nurses orphaned puppies at shelter

A cat named Miracle is nursing newborn puppies at the Okefenokee Humane Society. On Monday, a man brought seven puppies to the humane society, saying he couldn’t care for them. He said his dog, the puppies’ mother, had been shot and killed by a neighbor. That person told police the dog tried to attack him and his children and he had to shoot it. The dog’s owner said she just gave...
UK lowers security level from ‘critical’ to ‘severe’

UK lowers security level from ‘critical’ to ‘severe’

Great Britain lowered its security threat level from “critical” to “severe” on Saturday, Prime Minister Theresa May said. >> Read more trending news Earlier, police hunting a suspected network behind Salman Abedi, the bomber who killed 22 people on Monday night during a concert in Manchester, said they had made two further arrests overnight as they closed in on other...
Memorial Day grillers to get hot deals on meat prices this year

Memorial Day grillers to get hot deals on meat prices this year

As the grilling season kicks off this Memorial Day weekend, amateur grill masters will see some deals on burgers, steaks and chicken prices at area groceries and butcher stores. Meat prices have dropped slightly from last year and are expected to remain steady throughout the summer season as livestock herds continue to recover from a devastating drought in 2012. Ground beef cost an average of about...
Turkey issues arrest warrant for NBA star Enes Kanter

Turkey issues arrest warrant for NBA star Enes Kanter

The Turkish government issued an arrest warrant for Oklahoma City Thunder center Enes Kanter, accusing him of being a member of a terror group, according to The Daily Sabah, a pro-government Turkish newspaper. >> Read more trending news Kanter was detained at a Romanian airport over the weekend because his passport was canceled by Turkey. Kanter documented the experience on Twitter. ...
British Airways says computer glitches causing delays

British Airways says computer glitches causing delays

Computer problems are causing long lines and flight delays for British Airways passengers worldwide, the BBC reported Saturday. Airline officials apologized for the "global system outage" and said they were "working to resolve the problem as quickly as possible." >> Read more trending news  Heathrow Airport said it was "working closely" with British Airways...
Iguana foils robbery at Indiana pet spa

Iguana foils robbery at Indiana pet spa

An Indiana sheriff is thanking an iguana for taking a bite out of crime. >> Read more trending news Warwick County Sheriff Brett Kruse said someone broke into the Groomingdale’s Pet Spa in Newburgh on Tuesday night and attempted to steal the owner’s pet iguana, Princess Ursula, WFIE reported. Apparently, the iguana had other ideas. “The Iguana took offense to leaving...
Report: Tillerson declines request to hold event marking Ramadan

Report: Tillerson declines request to hold event marking Ramadan

According to two U.S. officials, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has declined a request to host an event to mark Islam's holy month of Ramadan, Reuters reported. >> Read more trending news Since 1999, secretaries of state have nearly always hosted either an iftar dinner to break the day's fast during Ramadan or a reception marking the Eid al-Fitr holiday at the end of the month. Tillerson...
Afghanistan car bomb explosion kills 18

Afghanistan car bomb explosion kills 18

At least 18 people were killed and six others were injured Saturday in a car bomb explosion in eastern Afghanistan, CNN reported Saturday. The attack occurred near a bus station in the city of Khost, said Najib Danish, spokesman for the interior ministry. There has been no claim of responsibility.
Green Bay named country’s ‘drunkest city’

Green Bay named country’s ‘drunkest city’

During the 1960s, Green Bay, Wisconsin, was known as Titletown because of the success of the NFL’s Packers, winners of five league titles and the first two Super Bowls. >> Read more trending news Green Bay can add another title now. According to 24/7 Wall St., a Delaware-based financial news and opinion company, the city is rated as the drunkest city in America. "The excessive...
John Kasich shows off pop culture savvy on ‘The View’

John Kasich shows off pop culture savvy on ‘The View’

John Kasich famously referred to himself as the “only adult on the stage” during a presidential debate last year, but the Republican governor of Ohio also knows how to connect with teens, thanks to his pop culture knowledge. >> Read more trending news On Thursday, Kasich appeared on “The View” and gave his opinions about the Katy Perry-Taylor Swift feud, surprising the...
Man crashes truck into Nevada brothel

Man crashes truck into Nevada brothel

A man backed a tractor-trailer through the gate of Nevada’s Moonlite Bunny Ranch early Thursday, crashing it into the front door of the brothel featured in the “CatHouse” reality television show, CBS News reported.  >> Read more trending news Brian Brandt, 40, of Reno, was arrested and faces charges of assault with a deadly weapon, property destruction and possession...
Missouri bride’s 92-year-old uncle is her ‘something blue’

Missouri bride’s 92-year-old uncle is her ‘something blue’

A Missouri bride wanted to include “something blue” for her wedding earlier this month.  >> Read more trending news She got it in a touching way, as her 92-year-old uncle participated in her service on May 13, in his Marine Corps dress blues. Alison Ferrell of Cape Girardeau wanted to include Bill Lee Eblen in her ceremony. But Eblen, a sergeant in the Marines who served during...
Bank forecloses on ‘Extreme Makeover’ homeowner in Michigan

Bank forecloses on ‘Extreme Makeover’ homeowner in Michigan

Nearly nine years ago, Arlene Nickless had her home rebuilt on national television. By Monday, she must turn in her keys and leave. >> Read more trending news  Designers with ABC’s “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” — helped by hundreds of volunteers — built her family's home in 2008 after the death of Tim Nickless, her husband of 18 years. But keeping up payments...
Power restored to nearly 5,500 after car crashes into high voltage power lines 

Power restored to nearly 5,500 after car crashes into high voltage power lines 

Power has been restored to all but 68 homes in Green County after a car crashed into a power pole holding high voltage power lines, according to DP&L spokesperson Kelly Millhouse. Troopers said no one was injured in the one-car crash that occurred just after 1 a.m. Saturday morning on Jasper Road in New Jasper Twp. Millhouse said DP&L crews remain on the scene to replace the pole and address...
Chipotle restaurants caution customers about possible hacks

Chipotle restaurants caution customers about possible hacks

Chipotle Mexican Grill is ramping up its security measures after hackers using malware stole customer payment information in March. >> Read more trending news On Friday, the restaurant chain announced that most of its 2,249 restaurants were affected, company spokesman Chris Arnold said. According to the chain’s website, the breach happened between March 24 and April 18. Malware collected...
The day Chris Cornell and Eddie Vedder watched the Seattle Kingdome implosion

The day Chris Cornell and Eddie Vedder watched the Seattle Kingdome implosion

Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell was remembered Friday in a somber memorial service in Los Angeles. A mixture of celebrities and music elite remembered Cornell’s love for his family, and his musical achievements as one of rock’s leading voices. In Seattle, fan Lee LeFever recalled a day when Cornell and Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder stood together on a Seattle rooftop as a couple...
Spacious floor plan highlights detached condo

Spacious floor plan highlights detached condo

HOUSE FEATURE 1918 Cattail Point, Springfield 2-bedroom home has sunroom, porches Contributing writer Offering scenic wetland views, this detached condominium at 1918 Cattail Point in Springfield offers many options for entertaining and outdoor living. The property is listed by Coldwell Banker Heritage Roediger for $186,000. Combining a spacious interior with the convenience of condo living, the two-bedroom...

D.L. Stewart: In search of some understanding

An open letter to ISIS and Al Qaeda: Once again an act of terror has snuffed out innocent lives. And, once again, I don’t understand. What is it that groups like yours want? What are your goals? And what do they have to do with blowing up adolescent girls at a concert in England? I’ve done some research in an attempt to understand. For instance, I came across a report about an issue of...
THE BOOK NOOK: He’s really, really sorry he got so mad at LeBron

THE BOOK NOOK: He’s really, really sorry he got so mad at LeBron

“You’re Welcome, Cleveland — How I Helped LeBron James Win a Championship and Save a City” by Scott Raab (Harper, 253 pages, $25.99) The NBA season is winding down. Two remaining teams will battle for a championship. The Cleveland Cavaliers are hoping to repeat. Last season they ended decades of frustration for Cleveland sports fans by defeating the favored Golden State Warriors...

DR. RAMEY: What parents need to know about ‘Thirteen Reasons Why’

The controversial Netflix series dealing with youth suicide, “Thirteen Reasons Why,” has just been renewed for another year. Is that good or bad news for the mental health of our kids? Based upon 2007 youth novel that won numerous awards, this story focuses on the anguish that led to the suicide of a 17-year-old fictional character named Hannah. Her story is about rejection, bullying,...
West Michigan grand slam in 12th sinks Dragons

West Michigan grand slam in 12th sinks Dragons

The Dayton Dragons aren’t concerned with being the best team in minor league baseball. They just want to be the best in the Midwest League. They had a chance to do both Friday night. Dayton opened a four-game series against the West Michigan Whitecaps at Fifth Third Field in an East Division showdown. It was a battle through 12 innings until West Michigan’s Josh Lester unloaded on a 1-2...

H.S. Results for 5/26: Minster moves on in regional tourney

An early lead was all Minster baseball needed thanks to a dominant performance from Aaron Ernst in a Division IV regional semifinal on Friday. Ernst threw a complete game three-hitter and Minster moved on with a 6-1 win over New London. Minster will face Leipsic on Saturday at Patrick Henry with a bid to the state tournament on the line. Boys Tennis State Tournament: The Miami Valley doubles duo of...
Nothing worse than fifth, unless it’s a long jump win

Nothing worse than fifth, unless it’s a long jump win

Springfield junior Quincy Scott suffered the cruelest fate during Friday night’s Division I regional track and field finals at Welcome Stadium. Worse, he endured that twice. Scott placed fifth in the 100 meters in a clocking that had to be extended an extra digit (11.137) to separate him from fourth-place finisher Jordan Campbell of Lebanon (11.132). Then Scott matched that fifth-place effort...
2 arrested for trying to force alligator to drink beer

2 arrested for trying to force alligator to drink beer

Two men who admitted to blowing smoke into a young alligator’s mouth and pouring beer down its throat have been charged with harassing wildlife in Ridgeland, South Carolina. State Department of Natural Resources spokeswoman Kyndel McConchie said Friday that 20-year-old Joseph Andrew Floyd Jr. and 21-year-old Zachary Lloyd Brown admitted to officers that they picked up the alligator after they...
Father writes open letter to Ariana Grande after Manchester explosion

Father writes open letter to Ariana Grande after Manchester explosion

For parents, the suicide bombing earlier this week in Manchester, England, had to hit home. So many in attendance at the Ariana Grande concert were children or young adults. And even if your children weren’t in attendance, you felt something real after learning that 22 people were killed in the attack. Then there’s Grande, a world-famous singer and performer who will live with this for...
Adleman gem leads Reds past Phillies

Adleman gem leads Reds past Phillies

Tim Adleman tossed eight innings of one-hit ball, Adam Duvall and Scott Schebler homered and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Philadelphia Phillies 5-2 on Friday night. Adleman (3-2) entered with a 6.19 ERA and hadn’t pitched more than seven innings in 19 career starts. But he looked like Greg Maddux against Philadelphia. Andres Blanco’s first-inning single was all the struggling Phillies...
George W. Bush poses with Bono at Texas ranch

George W. Bush poses with Bono at Texas ranch

U2 is currently in the midst of the Texas leg of its tour celebrating the 30th anniversary of “The Joshua Tree,” but frontman Bono took some time off from leading stadiums in singalongs to chat with former U.S. president and Texas governor and current Texas resident George W. Bush.  The two met Friday at the Bush family ranch in Crawford to talk about “their shared commitment...
Grandpa gives granddaughter 2,000 letters for graduation

Grandpa gives granddaughter 2,000 letters for graduation

A Buford, Georgia, high school student will receive a present Friday that has been nearly 18 years in the making, thanks to the teenager’s grandfather and his pens. The moment John Eades saw his wife hold his little granddaughter, Victoria Eades, he didn’t want the moment to disappear, so he described it in a letter. That first letter was written the day Victoria was born, and now there...
Wildcats Smith, Scott sweep highs, long jump in D-I regional

Wildcats Smith, Scott sweep highs, long jump in D-I regional

Dyier Smith has been stacking up the championship hardware since he first pulled on his navy blue jumpsuit with “WILDCATS” emblazoned on his chest. But you wouldn’t know it. Sure enough, the junior standout hurdler added more championship memories by winning the Division I regional track and field 110-meter high hurdles Friday night at Welcome Stadium. His 14.63 clocking into a slight...
Florida man admits threatening to dismember kidnapping victim while picking up child from school

Florida man admits threatening to dismember kidnapping victim while picking up child from school

A Florida man pleaded guilty Friday in federal court on charges he was the ransom negotiator for a group that kidnapped a Spanish man in Venezuela, court documents say. At least one of the phone calls took place while Alvaro Jose Delgado Uzcategui, 32, was waiting outside a Fort Myers elementary school to pick up his child, investigators said. The incident started on Jan. 26, 2016, when a 28-year-old...
Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor separating after 18 years together

Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor separating after 18 years together

One of Hollywood’s longest-lasting couples is calling it quits. Entertainment Tonight reported Friday that actors Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor announced in a joint statement they are splitting. “With tremendous love and respect for each other, and the 18 years we spent together as a couple, we have made the decision to separate,” the statement said. “Our priority will...
Softball: Northwestern a win away from state

Softball: Northwestern a win away from state

There’s no need for fire-and-brimstone speeches at this point. So before her team takes the field for the Division III regional championship Saturday, Northwestern softball coach Missy Johnson will keep her pep talk simple. “I’ll tell them to go out and play like we have been and we’ll be fine,” Johnson said. Northwestern (26-2, ranked No. 3 in the final AP state poll)...
Couple accused of locking elderly mother in room, blocking door with furniture

Couple accused of locking elderly mother in room, blocking door with furniture

Police say a metro Atlanta couple locked the woman’s 86-year-old mother in her room and used furniture to block the door. Katie Son and her husband are both charged with cruelty to an elderly person. Officers say 86-year-old Bong Le managed to escape out a front window. She was found a couple of blocks away, wrapped in a blanket and sitting under a tree. Investigators say she smelled like urine...
Brad Pitt, Dave Grohl and other celebrities pay respects at Chris Cornell's funeral

Brad Pitt, Dave Grohl and other celebrities pay respects at Chris Cornell's funeral

Soundgarden lead singer Chris Cornell was laid to rest at a funeral service Friday in Los Angeles. Cornell died of a suicide by hanging at his MGM Grand Detroit hotel room at May 17, only hours after he performed with Soundgarden at the Fox Theatre in Detroit. He was 52. Cornell's wife, Vicky Karayiannis, and their daughter, Toni Cornell, were at the service at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, where...

UD Arena removes tartan floor as part of $72M upgrade

After more than a decade of service, the old tartan floor from the UD Arena is getting prepped to be dismantled. This comes as the University of Dayton is planning several upgrades to the arena over the next few years that will total $72 million to the venue at 1801 S. Edwin C. Moses Blvd. in Dayton. One last unofficial game took place today on the court, as alumni paid their last respects before...
Students smother beloved security guard with hugs on last day of school

Students smother beloved security guard with hugs on last day of school

A sweet video shows a beloved security guard saying goodbye to students for the summer. Most mornings, Jonathan Broadnax waves and greets students and parents at Mount Paran Christian School in Kennesaw Georgia, as he has done for years. Thursday morning, as he was standing at his post on the last day of school, a group of second-graders swallowed him with hugs as they prepared to leave for summer...
Kelly Mahlum will continue to coach Wittenberg women’s basketball

Kelly Mahlum will continue to coach Wittenberg women’s basketball

Wittenberg University removed the interim tag from Kelly Mahlum’s title, and she will continue to coach the women’s basketball team in the 2017-18 season. She is the eighth head coach in school history. Wittenberg made the announcement Friday. Mahlum took over the program when Sarah Jurewicz went on maternity leave last season. The Tigers went 10-16 under Mahlum. Jurewicz will remain with...
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