Clark County Fairgoers encounter sharks

The Shark Encounter began with the infamous music from the movie “Jaws” and then the hydraulic door rose to reveal three nurse sharks swimming back and forth in the 5,000 gallon aquarium. Philip Peters, who dove with the sharks, introduced the three sharks as Loretta, Jimmy, and Ebby. Peters, who has been doing the show for 20 years, interacted with each of the sharks, showing and explaining...


Congressmen Jordan, Davidson pushing welfare reform plan

Congressmen Jordan, Davidson pushing welfare reform plan

More than 20 years after Bill Clinton, John Kasich and Newt Gingrich reformed “welfare as we know it,” two Ohio lawmakers are vowing to do it again, saying the government must do more to encourage people to work rather than live off of federal largesse. Reps. Jim Jordan, R–Urbana, and Warren Davidson, R–Troy, want to start by looking at some 92 federal means-tested programs...
New store pursues location in Bethel Township

New store pursues location in Bethel Township

Dollar General attempted to secure a spot in Bethel Twp. in 2015, but concerned residents halted the attempt. Now Dollar General is back, once again looking to build but this time along West National Road in Springfield. Residents originally did not support the building of a Dollar General store in the farmland area originally proposed due to concerns that it could lead to possible flooding of nearby...
Clean audit issued for Clark County economic development nonprofit

Clean audit issued for Clark County economic development nonprofit

A recent report from the Ohio Auditor of State showed a clean audit after a review of the Community Improvement Corp. of Springfield-Clark County. Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office is responsible for auditing all public entities in Ohio. The CIC’s finances are audited annually and it’s been several years since any issues have been raised, said Chad Yancey, finance director for...
Springfield hospital system awarded for using tech to improve health

Springfield hospital system awarded for using tech to improve health

Mercy Health, a hospital system that includes the Springfield Regional Medical Center and Mercy Memorial Hospital in Urbana, was recently named a 2017 Most Wired Advanced Health System. For patients in Springfield and Urbana, the designation is a sign that they have access to some of the latest technologies for health care available. Mercy is the only health care system in Ohio and Kentucky to be...
Severe T-storm warning canceled; flood advisory for Darke Co.

Severe T-storm warning canceled; flood advisory for Darke Co.

UPDATE @ 7:07 p.m. A Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been lifted for Miami County. UPDATE @ 6:45 p.m. A Severe Thunderstorm Warning is in place through 7:30 p.m. for Miami County. Storm hazards include 60 mph wind gusts and ¾-inch hail. UPDATE @ 6:30 p.m. A Flood Advisory is in effect until 8:15 p.m. for northern Darke County. A few more showers and storms are expected to move through...
Student of the Week Shawnee High School

Student of the Week Shawnee High School

Name: Tyra Huxley School: Shawnee High School Grade: 12 Age: 17 Extra-curricular: National Honor Society, Volleyball, Prom and Homecoming Committees, Student Council, Track, Summer Internship Program - currently an intern at Yamada N.A. Claim to fame/honors: Becoming President of Shawnee’s National Honor Society Words you live by: “If you’re going to do it, do it with passion.&rdquo...
Athlete of the Week Shawnee High School

Athlete of the Week Shawnee High School

Name: Grant Engle School: Shawnee High School Grade: 12 Age: 17 Sports: Boys Golf Claim to fame/honors: 8th in the State Tournament, 3-time CBC Player of the Year Words you live by: “All of your dreams can come true, if you have the courage to pursue them.” Toughest opponent: My brother, Clark Engle Biggest influence: My mom and dad What’s on your bedroom walls: Golf awards When...
Pence calls for Obamacare repeal during Columbus visit

Pence calls for Obamacare repeal during Columbus visit

The Ohio GOP is anything but united these days: four well-known Republicans are jockeying to be governor, John Kasich recently took a public swipe at Vice President Mike Pence, U.S. Sen. Rob Portman is walking a tightrope over health care reforms and state Treasurer Josh Mandel faces a primary opponent in the U.S. Senate race. Despite these squabbles, more than 1,000 Republican Party faithful packed...
Wind, storms damage north Springfield neighborhoods

Wind, storms damage north Springfield neighborhoods

Storms and high winds damaged property and caused power outages in north Springfield neighborhoods on Saturday morning. Residents of several properties in Northern Estates and Glenco Estates awoke to uprooted trees and branches that fell on and around homes, peeled off siding and knocked out car windows. Providence Avenue and Marinette Drive in Northern Estates saw the most damage. Bill Dillman of...
Northwestern grad Schilling crowned Clark County Fair Queen

Northwestern grad Schilling crowned Clark County Fair Queen

Taylor Schilling, daughter of Mike and Tanya Schilling, was crowned the 2017 Clark County Fair Queen on Saturday. Schilling, a 2017 graduate of Northwestern High School, has been showing hogs at the fair for eight years. In the fall she will attend Ohio State University to study food science and animal nutrition. Each of the eight contestants was asked an impromptu question and the judges picked the...
Trump would need Congress approval to drop sanctions if bill passes

Trump would need Congress approval to drop sanctions if bill passes

Sens. Sherrod Brown and Rob Portman predicted swift passage of a bill to impose new sanctions on Russia, North Korea and Iran while preventing President Donald Trump from scrapping Russian sanctions without congressional approval. The agreement, reached early Saturday morning between House and Senate negotiators, clears the way for a House floor vote as early as Tuesday. The Trump administration has...
Overnight storm destroys new outbuilding near South Charleston

Overnight storm destroys new outbuilding near South Charleston

A storm passing through early this morning knocked down trees and ripped apart an outbuilding near South Charleston. Meanwhile, about three dozen residents in Huber Heights are waiting to have power restored after a storm brought down a large tree and snapped a utility pole Friday morning. Steve Gladman, who lives in the 5700 block of Platsburg Road near South Charleston, he heard the storm move...
Clark County stress hand washing, other tips at fair to stop swine flu

Clark County stress hand washing, other tips at fair to stop swine flu

Clark County Fair organizers and the Ohio Department of Agriculture want fair visitors to take precautions against the spread of swine flu. That’s in hopes of preventing a situation that happened at the Clinton County Fair — where pigs infected with the H3N2v strain of the virus were found. The Clark County Fair began Friday and continues until next Friday. Organizers hope to beat last...
Stafford: Helping a friend and looking into the future

Stafford: Helping a friend and looking into the future

If Clark State Community College awarded honorary degrees in mechanical ineptitude, I would have asked my wife to hang mine over the fireplace for me by now. You’ve heard of Mr. Handy? I’m so unhandy my nickname should be “Wrists.” So a couple of weeks ago when my friend Denny recruited me to help bleed the air from his brake lines, I assumed he was planning on bleeding them...
Power restored to most after 24 hours of severe weather

Power restored to most after 24 hours of severe weather

From its height of more than 22,000 Dayton Power and Light customers without power, only a handful are without service as of early evening on Saturday. Efforts to restore power resulted in more than 400 DP&L line crews being deployed in the field, according to DP&L. Strong storms in the past 24 hours have wreaked havoc in the Miami Valley, causing damage to trees and property and knocking power out...
Chance for storms continues through Sunday

Chance for storms continues through Sunday

The chance for showers and storms will continue overnight; however, the chances look to be best south of the Miami Valley. Those of south of Interstate 70 still could see a few showers or storms overnight. Lows will be in the middle 70s, Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar said. Storms possible through Sunday evening More dry time expected after Sunday chance for rain returns Thursday Sunday...
Springfield church may face fines after cutting trees in historic area

Springfield church may face fines after cutting trees in historic area

A Springfield church could face fines after allegedly violating the city’s municipal code by cutting down trees in a historic district without first going to a review board. Dove Pentecostal Assembly sits at the corner of South Fountain Avenue and East Pleasant Street in the South Fountain Historic District. It made cut down several trees on its property recently, causing the city to send an...
Car thief suspects caught on camera arrested in same clothes in Springfield

Car thief suspects caught on camera arrested in same clothes in Springfield

Two men caught on camera stealing a car in Richmond were still wearing the same clothes when they were arrested in Springfield, deputies said. Richmond, Indiana, police on Tuesday notified the Clark County Sheriff’s Office that a stolen black Pontiac G6 could be in the Springfield area. A short time later, a deputy spotted the car near Springfield High School, according to the sheriff&rsquo...
Humidity brings increased threat for showers, storms this weekend

Humidity brings increased threat for showers, storms this weekend

The high heat and humidity will stick around for the weekend, along with the threat for thunderstorms. While storms may cool us down from time to time, our team of Storm Center 7 meteorologist say not to expect much relief from the steamy conditions until late Sunday or Monday. A cold front will slowly push into the region over the weekend, which will lead to an increased threat for showers and storms...
Ohio Auditor: Withhold funding for giant online school

Ohio Auditor: Withhold funding for giant online school

State Auditor Dave Yost has asked the Ohio Department of Education to withhold “a significant portion” 2017-18 funding for the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow (ECOT), the embattled online school at the center of multiple lawsuits over how many students attended the school. Yost doesn’t want the money paid until ECOT’s enrollment can be verified. ECOT has received more than...
Rain can’t dampen excitement at first day of Clark County Fair

Rain can’t dampen excitement at first day of Clark County Fair

Heavy storms passed through the first day of the Clark County Fair on Friday morning, but fairgoers seemed not to notice. For Susan Delong of Xenia, there was fair food to be eaten and shows to watch. “We were a little concerned about the weather,” said Delong, who attends the Clark County Fair every year. “But my granddaughter was showing a pig so we had to be here.” MORE...
Students test skills in Springfield by building spaghetti bridges

Students test skills in Springfield by building spaghetti bridges

Using a pound of dry spaghetti noodles, students from the Miami Valley were able to build bridges that held 5 pounds, 10 pounds and even 30 pounds of weight Friday morning at the Clark State Performing Art Center. The students were taking part in the Johns Hopkins University Engineering Innovation program at Clark State Community College. The four-week program teaches students different kinds of engineering...
400 pounds of pot seized, 2 arrested in ‘large-scale’ Dayton to Columbus drug ring

400 pounds of pot seized, 2 arrested in ‘large-scale’ Dayton to Columbus drug ring

A task force investigation into a large-scale marijuana distribution network between Dayton and Columbus netted 400 pounds of pot and two arrests. Victor Guadiana, 54, of South Houston, Texas, and David Garcia-Barajas, 25, an illegal immigrant, were arrested Thursday night, Ohio Attorney Gen. Mike DeWine, Montgomery County Sheriff Phil Plummer, U.S. Department of Homeland Security Investigations Special...
Camp keeps Springfield kids learning to stop summer slide

Camp keeps Springfield kids learning to stop summer slide

Learning didn’t stop this summer for 72 Lincoln Elementary School students. The Bobcat Summer Adventure Camp, a six-week enrichment program for kindergarten through sixth grade sponsored by the Springfield Promise Neighborhood, supplemented what the students learned in summer school with reading and writing activities with themes on the natural world, the arts and athletics. DETAILS: Clark County...
Clark County Fair weather forecast

Clark County Fair weather forecast

A hot and humid weekend will bring the threat of more storms to the Miami Valley. While at the Clark County Fair this weekend, it's also important to drink lots of water as temperatures soar to highs around 90 degrees, said Storm Center 7 Meteorologist McCall Vrydaghs. Friday started out with severe weather across the area. The chances for wet weather will decrease through the day, then drying...
Local ‘Ninja’ to be on NBC

Local ‘Ninja’ to be on NBC

Dan Arnold and family enjoy sharing their interest — and Dan’s success — in the “American Ninja Warrior” competition. Arnold, a nursing home administrator by day, was a participant in the most recent season’s competition that airs on NBC television. His training for the competition included working out on a “Ninja Warrior” obstacle course set up in the...
Troopers in OVI checkpoints also trained to spot those on opioids

Troopers in OVI checkpoints also trained to spot those on opioids

Troopers just wrapped up an OVI checkpoint tonight on U.S. 40 just in Vandalia, just south of the Dayton International Airport. Between 350 and 450 cars traveled through the sobriety checkpoint between 9 and 11 p.m. The goal is to deter and intercept impaired drivers. While the smell of alcohol or marijuana can be easy to detect, opioids can be tougher to identify. But troopers are trained to spot...
Springfield woman charged after boy, 10, allegedly missing for 7 hours

Springfield woman charged after boy, 10, allegedly missing for 7 hours

A Springfield woman is accused of child endangering after an Amber Alert was nearly issued for a 10-year-old boy who was allegedly missing for more than seven hours on Tuesday evening. Jana Chanel Stanhope, 29, of 2503 Virginia Ave., faces two counts of child endangering. Stanhope plead not guilty in the Clark County Municipal Court on Wednesday morning. MORE CRIME: Springfield man accused of unlawful...
Updated Clark County Fair logo weaves family, fair history together

Updated Clark County Fair logo weaves family, fair history together

Twenty-five years have passed since the Clark County Fair logo was created so the time seemed ripe to wash it down, brush it off and groom it like an animal headed for the show ring. That the groomer is artist Jerid Smith, who raised the fair’s Grand Champion Hog in 1990, seems fair, in both senses of the word. That he used his favorite artistic tool, a computer, to breathe new life into an...
Clark County Fair hog project, swine flu teach about risks in life

Clark County Fair hog project, swine flu teach about risks in life

Our children love their animals: two dogs, six chickens, a pond full of fish and currently three market hogs. It’s no secret that the market hogs are what they are: hogs going to market. From day one, the kids all know this. Do they like bidding farewell to their beloved animals at the Clark County Fair? No. Have they given them the best possible — albeit short — life they can? Absolutely...
Clark County Fair Schedule: Find out what’s happening every day

Clark County Fair Schedule: Find out what’s happening every day

2017 Clark County Fair Schedule of Events Everyday: Krantz Antique Truck/Tractor/Equipment Exhibit (By the Entertainment Tent) Midway opens at noon and closes at 11 p.m. Paratus Helicopter Rides daily, $20 per person RELATED: Clark County Fair lowers price, plans more promotions, entertainment Friday, July 21 4, 6, 8 p.m.: Shark Encounter 5, 7, 9 p.m.: Pork Chop Review noon to 11 p.m.: Mechanical...
Country star, sharks highlight Clark County Fair entertainment

Country star, sharks highlight Clark County Fair entertainment

You won’t need a beach when Clark County gets its own shark week beginning Friday, July 21. Shark Encounter will bring live sharks to the midway for daily shows and highlights the Clark County Fair’s 2017 entertainment schedule. RELATED: Clark County Fair to see big changes at animal auctions this year Add in performing pigs and hogs, an exhibit devoted to one of the area’s leading...
Clark County Fair to see big changes at animal auctions this year

Clark County Fair to see big changes at animal auctions this year

For the first time, animals at the Clark County Fair will be sold on a single day at the inaugural Clark County Champion Showcase and Junior Fair Auction. In previous years, animal auctions took place over three days. This year, the one-day auction will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, July 28, in the Expo Center. RELATED: Mini indoor tractor pull makes debut at Clark County Fair “The bottom line...
Father of Springfield High School player, former South standout help Ohio State team advance in $2M event

Father of Springfield High School player, former South standout help Ohio State team advance in $2M event

Leon Rodgers and Nate Miller met on the basketball court nearly a decade ago and have spent many hours practicing together. The pair are hoping their time together on the court will soon include claiming a share of a multi-million dollar prize. Rodgers and Miller are playing with a team mostly comprised of Ohio State alumni that is participating in The Basketball Tournament, which has a winner-take-all...
Mini indoor tractor pull makes debut at Clark County Fair

Mini indoor tractor pull makes debut at Clark County Fair

Don’t call them lawn mowers. The vehicles competing in the Clark County Fair’s first mini indoor tractor pull may have started out that way but they certainly don’t act like it. READ MORE: Clark County Fair lowers price, plans more promotions, entertainment “It’s pretty much taking the original and making it a high performance vehicle, I guess you could say,” said...
Clark County Municipal Court cases

Clark County Municipal Court cases

CASES CALLED WEDNESDAY INCLUDED: Brittany J. Fent, 30, of 738 S. Broadmoor Blvd., assault, dismissed - prosecutor request. Carey Beth Goney, 24, of 914 Homestead Ave., domestic violence, assault, dismissed. Bobbie Lee Hagen, 29, address unknown, criminal damaging, dismissed - prosecutor request. Pauline E. Harris, 56, of 102 E. Main St., Apt. 401, theft, guilty, 10 days jail with 10 days suspended...
Clark County Fair lowers price, plans more promotions, entertainment

Clark County Fair lowers price, plans more promotions, entertainment

The 2017 Clark County Fair has more shows, more attractions and more free music — and it’s all for the lowest admission price that fairgoers have seen in a number of years, according to Dean Blair, executive director of the fairgrounds. “It’s more bang for the buck,” Blair said. General admission has dropped to $6, which is thought to be the lowest price since 1998. Parking...
Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

COMMON PLEAS COURT NEW SUITS 17-CV-0401 - The City of Springfield, Ohio, City Hall, 76 E. High St., v. Roosevelt Stembridge, 410 Willow Dr., et al., complaint for all defendants to be required to set forth interest or claims on the real property located at 915 W. Liberty St., that property be sold and the amount due plaintiff, $3,480, be paid from the proceeds, and that all liens on the property be...
Air Force awards big contract to UDRI

Air Force awards big contract to UDRI

The University of Dayton Research Institute has received a seven-year, $43 million Air Force contract to develop nonmetal materials for airplanes, spacecraft and ground vehicles. Researchers at UDRI’s campus and at the Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base will investigate adhesives, sealants, elastomers, textiles, and composites, among other materials, according to...
Bacon cravings push pork prices higher

Bacon cravings push pork prices higher

Your love of bacon is causing pork-belly prices to reach record highs. As more and more people reach for a pack of bacon at the grocery store, pig farmers are struggling to keep up the demand, according to a report from the Wall Street Journal. Pork-belly, the part of the hog used to make bacon, have risen around 80 percent in 2017. Americans bought 14 percent more bacon at stores in 2016 compared...
2016 Clark County Fair Queen advice: Make the most of fair week

2016 Clark County Fair Queen advice: Make the most of fair week

Lea Kimley was shocked when she was crowned 2016 Clark County Fair Queen. Then she was just plain busy. “It’s really overwhelming,” Kimley said. “As soon as you get the hang of it, fair week is over.” Kimley attended a long list of events as queen, both at the fair and after it ended. Her reign also helped her meet one of her best friends. Kimley, 19, met Pickaway County&rsquo...
Young Reds’ starters to get long look rest of season

Young Reds’ starters to get long look rest of season

Robert Stephenson knew going into his first major league start of the 2017 season on Saturday that it wouldn’t be his last. Manager Bryan Price already had promised that Stephenson, Cincinnati’s top pick and the 27th overall selection in the 2011 draft, would be part of the Reds rotation long enough for Price and the franchise’s decision-makers to definitively gauge the right-hander&rsquo...
Bush’s recalls beans over defective cans

Bush’s recalls beans over defective cans

Bush Brothers and Company is voluntarily recalling certain varieties of beans because of defective cans that can leak or allow harmful bacteria to grow. Bush’s Brown Sugar Hickory Baked Beans, Country Style Baked Beans and Original Baked Beans in 28-ounce cans were recalled after an internal quality control check uncovered the issue. “We urge you to dispose of these affected products immediately...
Chained dog dies trying to reach shade

Chained dog dies trying to reach shade

A 23-year-old South Carolina man has been arrested on animal cruelty charges after a chained dog wearing a belt as a collar choked to death trying to crawl to shade in his yard. Keon Torrence Gladden, of Great Falls, has been charged with one count of ill treatment of animals. A concerned neighbor called police to Gladden’s Walnut Street home on July 10 and added that he’d checked on the...
Santillan leads Dragons past Burlington

Santillan leads Dragons past Burlington

The Dragons were hoping for a better pitching performance on Sunday against the Burlington Bees after allowing 16 runs the last two nights in lopsided losses. They had good reason to hope with Tony Santillan on the mound. Santillan has been one of Dayton’s best starters this season and had another good performance in a 6-1 win over the Bees, allowing one run and three hits in five innings. Aaron...
Young Reds fan kicks Marlins’ Dee Gordon before game

Young Reds fan kicks Marlins’ Dee Gordon before game

Five-year-old Reds fan, Leo Schneider, met the Marlins’ Dee Gordon before Sunday’s game in Cincinnati. Young Leo then introduced Gordon to his big toe.   “It was all planned,” Leo’s mom, Amy Danzo-Schneider, told MLB.com via phone. “Dee Gordon was motioning Leo to come to him. The umpire went with Leo, and Leo said the umpire told him to kick [Gordon]...
Boy, 7, stumbles onto prehistoric shark tooth find at beach

Boy, 7, stumbles onto prehistoric shark tooth find at beach

A 7-year-old boy who was vacationing in North Myrtle Beach with his family stumbled upon a prehistoric find -- a megalodon shark tooth. The extinct megalodon (“giant tooth”) is the largest shark known to history. Foster Frazier's find was 5 inches long. “His father, myself and his younger brother were downstream from him at the time and heard him yelling what he’d found and...
Plane carrying comedian Sinbad diverts after plane hits birds

Plane carrying comedian Sinbad diverts after plane hits birds

A jetliner carrying the comedian Sinbad had to divert its flight Saturday after it struck several birds during takeoff in Jacksonville. In a tweet from his official account, David Adkins, better known as Sinbad, said the Delta plane hit a dozen birds and had to return to the airport. The comedian had performed a show Friday night at the Florida Theater and was traveling to Mississippi before the bird...
Romano, home runs lead Reds past Marlins

Romano, home runs lead Reds past Marlins

Rookie right-hander Sal Romano’s changeup and the Reds’ clubhouse laundry added up to a desperately needed win on Sunday. Romano made his fourth and longest big league start, keeping the Miami Marlins at bay long enough for the offense to string together enough runs for a 6-3 win in the finale of a three-game series and dismal 10-game home stand at Great American Ball Park. Romano (2-2)...
Couple find class ring missing 46 years on beach

Couple find class ring missing 46 years on beach

A Georgia couple can't wait to return a ring that had been lost for 46 years before they found it on a beach. Jaeson Smith posted a photo on Facebook of a high school class ring that his wife had found this week while walking along the shore of Jekyll Island. The ring is a 1969 Glynn Academy high school ring with the initials "KWW" in it. The couple took the ring and after searching...
Famous Florida manatee, Snooty, oldest on record, killed in freak aquarium ‘accident’ 

Famous Florida manatee, Snooty, oldest on record, killed in freak aquarium ‘accident’ 

The world’s oldest-known living manatee, Snooty, died Sunday in a freak accident at the South Florida Museum in Bradenton. The 69-year-old manatee was killed in a “heartbreaking accident,” museum officials said.   Snooty got into an underwater area only used to access plumbing for the exhibit’s life support system. An access panel somehow was knocked loose and the manatee...
Baptist pastor charged in prostitution sting, resigns from Texas church

Baptist pastor charged in prostitution sting, resigns from Texas church

A Texas pastor was arrested after deputies said he paid $80 to an undercover sheriff’s deputy for sexual activities.  Eddie Hilburn, of the Woodland First Baptist Church in Montgomery County, Texas, was arrested Wednesday and charged with prostitution, according to KTRK.  “I can tell you now that Eddie has resigned and his resignation has been accepted. Please pray for Eddie...

Butler County wants to help dads be more engaged with their kids

Butler County social service agencies are working to create a “father friendly” atmosphere to encourage deadbeat dads and other non-custodial parents to become more engaged in their children’s lives. It is a critical effort for the children, according to Bill Morrison. “When you talk about heroin and all the issues we’re dealing with, it’s essential we …...
Cheerleader buried baby alive in backyard, Ohio prosecutor says

Cheerleader buried baby alive in backyard, Ohio prosecutor says

An infant whose remains were found buried in an Ohio backyard last week died more than two months ago, but was alive at birth, not stillborn, court records and prosecutors revealed Friday. Brooke Skylar Richardson, an 18-year-old mother now charged with reckless homicide, spent just over two minutes in a Warren County courtroom Friday. Warren County Prosecutor David Fornshell said the charge...
Hoda Kotb posts new pics of new daughter, cutest photos yet

Hoda Kotb posts new pics of new daughter, cutest photos yet

On Friday, Hoda Kotb shared another adorable picture of her new daughter, Haley Joy, whom she calls her “everything” in the caption on Instagram. In the picture, Hayley smiles right at the camera with her big, brown eyes shining and sporting some thick, growing hair. Kotb has been keeping fans updated on Haley’s growth ever since announcing her adoption early this year, posting cute...
Woman found guilty again of trying to kill husband, sentenced to 16 years in prison

Woman found guilty again of trying to kill husband, sentenced to 16 years in prison

A Florida woman has been convicted for the second time in a 2009 plot to kill her husband. Dalia Dippolito, 34, will spend the next 16 years of her life in prison. With his sentence, Palm Beach County Circuit Judge Glenn Kelley denied prosecutors’ request to exceed the 20-year sentence that Circuit Judge Jeffrey Colbath previously gave Dippolito in 2011 and rejected defense attorneys’...
Princes William, Harry on their sorrow over last ‘rushed’ call with Diana 

Princes William, Harry on their sorrow over last ‘rushed’ call with Diana 

Princes William and Harry are talking about the last, rushed phone call they had with their mother, Princess Diana, before her untimely death in a car crash in Paris in 1997. Their painful reflections are part of a new ITV documentary called “Diana, Our Mother: Her Life and Legacy,” airing on Monday, July 24. The program comes as the 20th anniversary of the death of the Princess of Wales...
Man accused of killing father, leaving corpse on couch for weeks

Man accused of killing father, leaving corpse on couch for weeks

Tyler Swantek, 24, was already in custody on drug charges when police tacked on a first-degree murder charge. Police said he killed his father, Todd Swantek, and left the corpse on the couch for weeks. The Standard-Speaker reported that Swantek allegedly shot his father in the head with a rifle. Police reportedly were called to the scene in Frackville, Pennsylvania, in late May by a...
Sean Spicer swiped mini-fridge from junior White House staff, report claims

Sean Spicer swiped mini-fridge from junior White House staff, report claims

It's no surprise that White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer's resignation made headlines Friday, but one puzzling story about the beleaguered staffer has left social-media users scratching their heads. According to an anecdote that topped a Wall Street Journal article, early into Spicer's tenure, he swiped a mini-fridge from junior White House staff members. "Less than a month into his...
Dayton’s aviation heritage on display at national event this week

Dayton’s aviation heritage on display at national event this week

Elements of the National Aviation Heritage Area will be on display this week at AirVenture, the world’s biggest fly-in at Oshkosh, Wis. Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, the Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park and the Champaign Aviation Museum will celebrate the heritage area’s rich aviation history in the air and on the ground at the Experimental Aircraft Association&rsquo...
New 'Justice League' trailer, movie poster revealed at Comic-Con

New 'Justice League' trailer, movie poster revealed at Comic-Con

Superhero fans, rejoice: A new "Justice League" trailer and movie poster have been revealed at Comic-Con in San Diego. Time reported that the trailer released Saturday "hints at the appearance of a mysterious hero," possibly Superman or a Green Lantern.  The poster, which features Batman (Ben Affleck), Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), the Flash (Ezra Miller), Cyborg (Ray Fisher)...
WATCH: Gal Gadot cheers up teary-eyed girl dressed as Wonder Woman at Comic-Con

WATCH: Gal Gadot cheers up teary-eyed girl dressed as Wonder Woman at Comic-Con

A young Wonder Woman fan has something to smile about after sharing a heartwarming moment with actress Gal Gadot at Comic-Con in San Diego. According to "Entertainment Tonight," a girl dressed as the superhero seemed to have tears in her eyes when she met Gadot during a "Justice League" autograph signing Saturday. Gadot immediately smiled at the young fan, took her hand and offered...

Parenting with the Kid Whisperer: Mom or servant? Hmmm…

Dear Kid Whisperer, I have three boys, aged 8, 12, and 16, who are all quite disrespectful and very unappreciative of me. It’s very hurtful. I am a stay-at-home mom and I think of myself as being great at my job. I cook them hot meals, do their laundry, clean their rooms, drive them everywhere, and help them with their homework. I take care of the house so that they can concentrate on their...

TODAY’S MODERATOR: A new kind of 911

The abuse of 911 services has been much-covered, especially so-called “frequent flyers” who more or less use the calls as their primary health care. In many cities, costs are out of hand. According to The Atlantic, Memphis is trying a new approach. “Since April, the city has been engaged in an experiment to take some pressure off the emergency dispatch system. A committee of civic...

A Lighter Look: Anticipating the joys of grandmotherhood

I was talking with my friend whose daughter was expecting her first child any day. With the new world of grandparenthood looming, she was anxious with excitement. Her words betrayed varying emotions, which we all know can take hold any time while feeling the angst of the unknown. I appreciated her honesty as she wondered, “Will my daughter still need me?” Her fear that this new little...
Neighbor amazed to see group of teens cleaning up neighborhood

Neighbor amazed to see group of teens cleaning up neighborhood

When a man learned why a group of Georgia youth were cleaning up their neighborhood, he started recording. Al Grant, of Taylor County, is praising 14 young men for taking initiative and doing good for the community. When Grant asked the young men who made them come out and clean, they responded in unison, nobody." "We aren't in trouble," one man said. "It just feels good to give...

Dragons drubbed, but Siri extends hit streak to 28 games

By John Cummings Contributing Writer Somewhere, a switch was flipped on the Dayton Dragons and manager Luis Bolivar is trying to switch it back. The Dragons, who had five of their last seven games decided by two runs or less, were banged out of Fifth Third Field for the second consecutive night Saturday, 8-2 by Burlington. Dayton lost 8-1 to Peoria on Friday. Burlington, with 12, made it three straight...
Body cam footage of officer shooting two dogs released

Body cam footage of officer shooting two dogs released

Body camera footage was released Thursday of the Minneapolis Police officer who climbed a fence and shot two dogs while he responded to a false alarm. The graphic, point-of-view video shows Officer Michael Mays take aim, then fired at Ciroc hitting the dog in the jaw as it slowly walked toward him during the incident July 8. Another dog, Rocko, then runs into the frame and Mays fires twice striking...
Atlanta group protests CNN coverage of Trump

Atlanta group protests CNN coverage of Trump

About 30 people gathered outside CNN’s Atlanta headquarters Saturday to protest the network’s coverage of President Donald Trump. “Beware fake news” and “CNN. Criminal News Network” were some of the messages they delivered to people walking nearby and to fellow political conservatives watching the demonstration via live feed on Breitbart.com. The...
Reds notes: Scuffling Votto not ready to rest

Reds notes: Scuffling Votto not ready to rest

Much was made of New York Yankees phenom Aaron Judge going eight games without hitting a home run before he almost launched one out of Seattle Safeco Field on Friday. Many were wondering if participating in the Home Run Derby might have sapped some of Judge’s stamina. Other sluggers have gone through similar struggles, most notably Todd Frazier when he still was with the Reds in 2015. Winning...
Woman bit by shark off Florida Keys

Woman bit by shark off Florida Keys

A 40-year-old woman was bit on her foot by a shark in the Florida Keys and airlifted to the hospital Saturday. A good Samaritan reported the shark attack around 12:30 p.m. to the U.S. Coast Guard, according to WTVJ. The woman, who has not been identified, said it was a small shark. She is in the hospital in good condition.
Tom Archdeacon: Still treasuring Barcelona 25 years after Olympics

Tom Archdeacon: Still treasuring Barcelona 25 years after Olympics

LaVonna Martin-Floreal ended up with two keepsakes from the Barcelona Olympics. One was her silver medal. The other? Her husband. This coming Tuesday marks 25 years since the Olympic Games opened in Barcelona, Spain in 1992. While LaVonna said she hadn’t realized the anniversary was right around the corner, she wasn’t surprised. “I knew Edrick and I were coming up on our 25th wedding...
Police break window to rescue dogs from hot car

Police break window to rescue dogs from hot car

Boston police officers and firefighters broke into a car Thursday evening to save a couple of dogs trapped inside. Boston 25 was there when police pulled the dogs from the car and put them into a police cruiser. A woman told us she was out for a run on Columbia Road in South Boston when she saw the dogs inside the car. She said she checked the temperature on her phone and it was 87 degrees outside...
Car drives off with nozzle in tank, sparking gas station fire

Car drives off with nozzle in tank, sparking gas station fire

A quick-thinking attendant prevented a small fire at a Southwest Austin gas station from becoming much, much worse, Austin fire officials said. The fire at an Exxon station at U.S. 290 and FM 1826 was confined to a single pump. It was reported just before 8 p.m. Friday. The Austin Fire Department said a car drove off with the fuel nozzle still in its gas tank, ripping the pump out of the ground and...
Bear spotted climbing fence at Florida apartment complex

Bear spotted climbing fence at Florida apartment complex

A bear climbed over a fence Thursday at an apartment complex near the St. Augustine Outlets, according to reports. A woman who sent in a video showing the bear's climbing skills said she saw it at around 9:45 p.m. near the Old Town Villages Apartments. The complex is a few miles from the St. Augustine Outlets. In the video, the bear was seen walking along the side of an apartment building and a fence...
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