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Family of dead inmate sues Clark County

The mother of the woman who died from a drug overdose at the Clark County Jail has sued Clark County and its Sheriff’s office for $500,000. Kristy Parker, 32, died earlier this year while in custody. An autopsy report states she died of a drug overdoes. It is believed she took the drugs while confined at the jail and Marcia S. Galvan is accused of smuggling those drugs into the institution and...
Clark County Heritage Center to ‘Elf up the museum’

Clark County Heritage Center to ‘Elf up the museum’

Visit the Heritage Center of Clark County, 117 S. Fountain Ave., through Dec. 23 to search for the center’s Elf of a Shelf, Clark the Elf, throughout the museum. Each day of the week from Tuesday to Saturday he will be hiding in a different place. Visitors can pick up a passport at the front desk and earn stickers for spotting him. Find him on five different days, fill the passport and earn...
Government shutdown looms: Wright-Patterson on standby

Government shutdown looms: Wright-Patterson on standby

Wright-Patterson Air Force Base leaders had not received guidance on how to handle a partial government shutdown if congressional leaders weren’t able to reach a funding deal by midnight Friday, a base spokesman said. The last time a partial federal government struck in 2013, about 13,000 employees were on temporarily furlough, said Wright-Patterson spokesman Daryl Mayer. Troy Tingey, president...
Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

16-CV-0779 - Nations Lending Corporation, an Ohio Corporation, v. Monica P. Beavers, 2453 Red Coach Dr., Apt. 11, et al., complaint in foreclosure for property located at 153 S. Kensington Pl., for $112,301. 16-CV-0780 - Wilmington Savings Fund Society, FSB, dba Christiana Trust, as Trustee, v. Lori L. Mitchell, 2155 Green Knoll Dr., et al., complaint in foreclosure for...
Christmas gifts stolen by thieves in Clark County

Christmas gifts stolen by thieves in Clark County

Six vehicles had items stolen out of them at Northridge Apartments earlier this week, including one vehicle that was full of Christmas gifts for a Clark County family. Deputies investigated the incidents in the 1500 block of Westmont Drive Sunday night into Monday morning. Amber Lattimore, of Springfield, was one of the victims and said all of her children’s Christmas gifts that she had been...
Clark County jail moms record stories for kids

Clark County jail moms record stories for kids

A nonprofit group is working in the Clark County Jail for the first time with incarcerated women to make sure children are not without their mother’s voices. The number of women in prisons in the United States has been increasing at a rate 50 percent higher than men since 1980, according to data from the U.S. Bureau of Justice. “When the mother is incarcerated, family units are literally...
Studio owners share their enthusiasm for Springfield’s arts community

Studio owners share their enthusiasm for Springfield’s arts community

When Tom Heaphy and Vicki Rulli decided to leave their economic development jobs in Columbus to pursue their passion for art, they wanted to join a community with a strong arts emphasis - they chose Springfield. Now with their Itinerant Studio, 149 W. Jefferson St., thriving with an international client base, Heaphy and Rulli know the choice was right. The couple, celebrating 10 years since moving...
Wright-Patt gate jumper didn’t know actions wrong report says

Wright-Patt gate jumper didn’t know actions wrong report says

A Beavercreek man accused of trespassing at a Wright-Patterson Air Force Base entry point that caused the evacuation of two buildings and a shelter-in-place order at a child care center “did not know the wrongfulness of his actions,” a court-ordered evaluation has determined. Edward J. Novak, 32, faces a February trial date in connection with eight misdemeanor charges of driving away from...
Clark County Municipal Court cases

Clark County Municipal Court cases

Codey A. Brust, 27, of 524 S. Belmont Ave., wildlife violation, guilty, fined $100; hunt/fish without permission, guilty, property listed on entry to be forfeited, two year suspension on hunting license, fined $100; two counts wildlife violation, hunt without special permit, dismissed. Timothy J. Eberhart, 50, address unknown, criminal trespass, dismissed - prosecutor request. Kendra...
Champaign County girl beat cancer, couldn’t overcome bullying

Champaign County girl beat cancer, couldn’t overcome bullying

The parents of an 11-year-old Champaign County girl who killed herself say she was a vibrant youngster who would do anything to make a friend laugh. Her father called Bethany a great kid who loved God, her family, animals, super heroes and swimming. “She was full of life, fun loving,” said Paul Thompson, father of Bethany Thompson. Bethany, a cancer survior, was found dead from a self-inflicted...
Storm to bring snow, rain to region this weekend

Storm to bring snow, rain to region this weekend

QUICK-LOOK FORECAST Tonight:  Saturday: Sunday:  Monday:  Tuesday:  Wednesday:
Guns in Ohio: Lawmakers making major changes to bill early Friday

Guns in Ohio: Lawmakers making major changes to bill early Friday

State lawmakers on Friday morning retreated from a plan to dramatically expand where Ohioans with concealed carry weapons permits are be allowed to take their firearms. Close to midnight, the Ohio House voted 68-25 in favor of a revamped gun bill that ditched a plan to take away local government control when it comes to prohibiting guns in libraries, city halls, recreation centers and...
From life support to truancy, lawmakers cram in session’s final day

From life support to truancy, lawmakers cram in session’s final day

In what is expected to be the last day of the two-year legislative session, state lawmakers passed bills to require insurance companies to cover autism, protect bicyclists peddling in traffic and limit the circumstances when police can seize private property. Here is a guide to some of the measures flying through the House and Senate that may have otherwise gone unnoticed. House Bill...
Ohio lawmakers vote to prohibit suspending students over absences

Ohio lawmakers vote to prohibit suspending students over absences

Ohio school districts will count truancy based on hours missed, instead of days, and they won’t be allowed to suspend or expel a student based solely on unexcused absences, if a bill passed Thursday night becomes law. Districts would have to set up an intervention team for habitually truant students. Local state Rep. Jeff Rezabek, R-Clayton, sponsored the bill. The Senate passed it unanimously...
Ohio drivers may be required to leave more distance when passing bikes

Ohio drivers may be required to leave more distance when passing bikes

Drivers passing bicyclists on Ohio roadways would need to leave at least three feet between the vehicle and bike, according to House Bill 154, which passed the Senate on a 30-1 vote Thursday. Current law just says drivers passing cyclists must leave a safe distance but it doesn’t define that. The Ohio House already passed the bill. If it is signed into law by Gov. John Kasich, Ohio will join...
Clark, Champaign road crews gear up for winter weather

Clark, Champaign road crews gear up for winter weather

Traffic crews in Clark and Champaign counties have prepared salt trucks as winter weather is expected to approach the area over the next few days and weeks. Salt truck haven’t really had to respond yet to any weather events as of Thursday, but they’re expecting that will change soon. “We’re ready to go for the weekend in case we’re called in,” Champaign County Engineer...
Springfield police chief challenges public to step up in deadly home invasion

Springfield police chief challenges public to step up in deadly home invasion

The Springfield Police Division is asking the public to help in finding whoever shot and killed a mother in a home invasion Thursday night: Dead is Lacie Henry, 29. She was hit in the head and arm, police said LATEST: @ 6:20 p.m. (Dec. 9): “Folks have to step up and demonstrate courage in the face of all the rhetoric and do the right thing,” Springfield Police Chief Steve Moody said. &ldquo...
Norovirus outbreak in Clark County: 5 things you should know

Norovirus outbreak in Clark County: 5 things you should know

Norovirus is one of the most common viruses in America and the average American will fall ill to it five times in their lifetime. South Vienna Elementary and Middle schools have been affected by the virus, as school officials said more than 100 students were out sick Wednesday with the highly contagious virus, which led them to close the school Thursday and again Friday. Here are 5 things...
New $6.5M lodge at Mad River Mountain almost complete after fire

New $6.5M lodge at Mad River Mountain almost complete after fire

Workers are nearly finished with a new $6.5 million lodge at Mad River Mountain and employees have begun making snow in hopes of opening for business next weekend. A fire last year destroyed its well-known, historic lodge. Mad River Mountain is the largest ski resort in the state. More than 150,000 people normally visit the resort during the ski season, management has previously told the Springfield...
$7.5M Love’s Travel Stop set to open in Clark County in January

$7.5M Love’s Travel Stop set to open in Clark County in January

A new, $7.5 million Love’s Travel Stop will likely open in Clark County next month after several delays. The 20-acre project located at the Interstate 70 and Ohio 42 interchange Love’s, a national truck stop and country store chain, purchased the former Prime Fuel truck stop at 4725 South Charleston Pike for $566,000. “This has been an ongoing process and there have...
Ryan Stevenson to perform at John Legend Theater in Springfield

Ryan Stevenson to perform at John Legend Theater in Springfield

Ryan Stevenson is making his presence known in the world of contemporary Christian music and will be back in Springfield on Tuesday, Dec. 13. He has written and co-written several hit songs. Stevenson is currently on tour with the Newsboys and will be touring with TobyMac beginning in January. In between the tours, he’s making a stop here to do a benefit concert on behalf of the Nehemiah Foundation...
2 different abortion bans now up to Gov. Kasich

2 different abortion bans now up to Gov. Kasich

The abortion debate raged on at the Ohio Statehouse as lawmakers on Thursday passed a bill to ban the procedure after 20 weeks gestation — a month earlier than what is generally considered the point of viability for a fetus outside the womb. After more than an hour-long debate that at times became emotional, the Ohio House voted 64-29 in favor of Senate Bill 127. It is the second abortion ban...
Lack of new budget could impact spending at Wright-Patterson AFB

Lack of new budget could impact spending at Wright-Patterson AFB

Congressional lawmakers will likely avert a partial federal government shutdown Friday by extending current spending levels until late April, but the absence of a new budget could have consequences on spending at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and elsewhere, analysts say. Still, a long-time Washington observer didn’t rule out a shutdown entirely, saying it is getting “harder and harder&rdquo...
Ohio lawmakers say Pete Rose paid his dues and belongs in hall of fame

Ohio lawmakers say Pete Rose paid his dues and belongs in hall of fame

Former Cincinnati Reds great Pete Rose has paid his dues for betting on baseball and it’s time that the legendary player and manager makes it into the Hall of Fame, according to Cincinnati area lawmakers. State Rep. Michael Sheehy, D-Oregon, is co-sponsoring a House resolution that urges Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred to remove Rose from the ineligible list and urges the Baseball...
$100K cut to Springfield police, fire OT may mean slower responses

$100K cut to Springfield police, fire OT may mean slower responses

Springfield city leaders have recommended cutting $100,000 in overtime pay for police officers, firefighters and medics next year, which could mean fewer first responders on the streets. The proposed cuts come after voters rejected an income tax increase on the ballot last month. Staff members have recommended about $1.5 million in cuts to several departments next year to avoid a projected deficit...
High School Basketball: Newcomers contributing for Springfield

High School Basketball: Newcomers contributing for Springfield

Springfield is going to look to three returning players to lead its boys basketball team this season, but if Tuesday’s 47-point win over Tecumseh is any indication, several newcomers will be able to score if needed. Guards Danny Davis and Michael McKay are multiple-year starters, and forward Leonard Taylor was a key player off the bench last year. All three scored in double figures Tuesday,...
Clark County schools to close again as virus confirmed in sick kids

Clark County schools to close again as virus confirmed in sick kids

South Vienna Elementary and Middle schools will be closed again Friday as the illness going around has been confirmed to be Norovirus. Clark County Health Commissioner Charles Patterson said reports from the Ohio Department of Health labs confirmed what officials believed from the beginning. “Luckily, if (patients) don’t have other issues, it usually resolves in a day to...
Flashback: When John Glenn dotted the ‘i’ in Script Ohio at Ohio State

Flashback: When John Glenn dotted the ‘i’ in Script Ohio at Ohio State

John Glenn,  Among his many claims to fame: He is among the few non-band members to dot the ‘i’ during a performance of “Script Ohio” by the Ohio State University Marching Band.  The former astronaut was bestowed that honor along with his wife, Annie, when the Buckeyes opened the season against Navy in 2009. Other non-band members to dot the ‘i’ during...
Bethany’s story: Why did 11-year-old Champaign Co. girl kill herself?

Bethany’s story: Why did 11-year-old Champaign Co. girl kill herself?

Bethany Thompson was caring, loving, funny — and a victim of bullying, her parents believe. The 11-year-old girl took her own life in October, the second Triad Middle School student the same age to commit suicide in the past five years. The Springfield News-Sun spoke extensively with her parents about her life, as well as experts on bullying and other parents whose children have killed themselves...
Census: Clark and Champaign cities losing population

Census: Clark and Champaign cities losing population

New Carlisle and Urbana are losing residents, according to new population estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau. New Carlisle’s population declined by 1.5 percent, losing about 90 people, from the 2006-2010 5-year estimate to the 2011-2015 estimate released this week. Urbana’s population decline over the same period was 1 percent, a loss of about 120 people. The new estimates put the village...
3 dead in 40 car pileup in Michigan

3 dead in 40 car pileup in Michigan

Three people died Thursday in a crash involving more than 40 vehicles on an icy highway in Michigan, according to multiple reports. Officials with the Livingston County Sheriff Department told WJBK that at least three people were killed in the accident on Interstate 96 in Livingston County. More than an hour after the wreck was first reported, fire officials were still working to free victims from...
Botched Ohio Edison smokestack demo: 6 things to know 6 years later

Botched Ohio Edison smokestack demo: 6 things to know 6 years later

Last month marked the six-year anniversary of the botched Ohio Edison smokestack demolition in Springfield. Here’s six things to know six years later: 1. The 275-foot tower fell the wrong way, smashing a building that housed back-up generators and knocking down two, 12,500-volt power lines. A gathered crowd of media members and contractors had to run to avoid live power lines that flew around...
Welcome to the new SpringfieldNewsSun.com

Welcome to the new SpringfieldNewsSun.com

Dear Readers, Today we are proud to launch the biggest redesign to  You will find extra rewards and content that’s exclusive to our customers, including unlimited access to everything we produce and bonus content from USA TODAY and others. The new site features a link to the ePaper on every page, which will take you to the replica of the printed newspaper and works on any device you own...
Clark County Municipal Court cases

Clark County Municipal Court cases

Andrew P. Bahun, 28, of 5101 Outerview Dr., OVI, guilty, three days jail with three days suspended, six months driver’s license suspension, fined $375. Amber N. Brewer, 38, address unknown, unauthorized use of vehicle, guilty, 20 days jail, credit for time served. Timothy W. Bryant, 20, of New Carlisle, under age OVI, guilty, 30 days jail with 30 days suspended, 24 months driver&rsquo...
Mad River Mountain resumes snowmaking

Mad River Mountain resumes snowmaking

Mad River Mountain today is continuing its snowmaking for the 2016-2017 season. The snowmaker will continue to churn out snow through the week and weekend. Photos: Scenes from the 2015 fire at Mad River Mountain The process includes a full snowmaking pond and over 130 high-powered fan guns to cover the terrain with snow. A 55th season opening date has not been set yet for Mad River Mountain, which...
Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

16-CV-0783 - Progressive Direct Insurance Company v. April Kay Comer, 621 S. Fountain Ave., Apt. 5, complaint for $2,898 for damages to motor vehicle of plaintiff’s insured due to an auto accident on June 25, 2015. 16-CV-0784 - Douglas D. Pierson, New Carlisle, v. Dorcas Jackson, 2010 Oak Knoll Dr., et al., complaint in excess of $25,000 for damages and injuries suffered...
Enon’s Pizza and Company re-opens, serves up classic favorites

Enon’s Pizza and Company re-opens, serves up classic favorites

A longtime favorite pizza and sandwich shop in Enon has re-opened after a former employee bought it and brought back many of the original recipes. Charles and Tracy Wiggins re-opened last month Enon’s Pizza and Company, 121 N. Xenia Dr. John Roberds owned and operated the popular eatery from 1977 until he sold it in 2004. Customers and employees raved about the original recipes, Charles Wiggins...

WATCH: Trooper helping change tire nearly hit

A trooper helping a motorist change a tire was nearly hit by a passing car. According to a post on the Ohio State Highway Patrol’s Facebook page, the trooper and motorist were nearly struck by the car, driven by a drowsy driver. The post did not specify where in Ohio the incident happened. We are working to find out more.
Urbana Ford dealership plans $800K expansion to Springfield

Urbana Ford dealership plans $800K expansion to Springfield

A Champaign County Ford dealership has plans for an $800,000 expansion into Clark County, the first time the automaker will have a presence in Springfield in almost a decade. White’s Ford, which currently is based near Urbana, will build an auto service center and used-car lot at 2123 W. First St. near U.S. 68. “We hope it will be a step to help serve the customers better down in Springfield...
Cold and breezy today, chance for snow this weekend

Cold and breezy today, chance for snow this weekend

Arctic air has moved into the Miami Valley, bringing cold temperatures and breezy winds Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini said. Today: Tonight: Friday: Saturday: Sunday: Monday:
Bitter cold wind chills arrive; snow expected Sunday

Bitter cold wind chills arrive; snow expected Sunday

QUICK-LOOK FORECAST Scattered flurries will taper late with clouds remaining. Temperatures will be cold, falling into the upper teens with wind chills ranging from 0 to 10. Bitter cold to start the day with wind chills in the single digits. A few flurries or even a quick snow shower will be possible through noon, tapering in the afternoon. Highs will hold in the upper 20s. Clouds will break briefly...
American flag display sparks debate at University of Cincinnati

American flag display sparks debate at University of Cincinnati

An artistic display of the American flag has brought up the debate of freedom of expression at another Ohio university. Earlier this week, University of Cincinnati student Harry Sanchez Jr. displayed an exhibit with one American flag upside down, with another one hanging by a noose. Sanchez told our news partner WCPO-TV in Cincinnati he created the display in response to the recent presidential election...
Ohio Senate OKs concealed guns in government buildings, colleges

Ohio Senate OKs concealed guns in government buildings, colleges

Gun owners with concealed carry permits would be allowed to carry their firearms into city halls, libraries, recreation centers, and other public buildings that lack security checkpoints, according to changes made to a bill passed by lawmakers Wednesday. The Ohio Senate amended House Bill 48 to broaden the scope of places where CCW permitholders may carry guns and passed it on a 23-9 vote late Wednesday...
Springfield senior Danny Davis narrowing down college choices

Springfield senior Danny Davis narrowing down college choices

Danny Davis has started for Springfield’s basketball team the last four years and opened his senior season Tuesday night against Tecumseh with a team-high 15 points. But the 6-foot-3 guard will be thinking a lot about football in the next few weeks when he’s off the court. Davis is a major football recruit and is going to commit to a university within the next two months. According to...
Urbana theatre to host movie for Christmas, theater renovation

Urbana theatre to host movie for Christmas, theater renovation

The historic Gloria Theatre in downtown Urbana will host the movie, “Home Alone” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, and Sunday, Dec. 11. The $5 per person admission will benefit ongoing renovation of the Gloria. Doors will open about 30 minutes before each show. The film is the second in a series of Christmas movies to be shown at the venue, 75 years after Urbana industrialist and philanthropist...
Flash mob surprises woman with $13K to treat her cancer

Flash mob surprises woman with $13K to treat her cancer

Amanda and Clint Kofoed were filming a The couple got an even bigger boost as they made their video at the Flying M Coffee Garage, the “I saw people I hadn't seen in years,” Amanda told the Statesman. “They were crying and we were crying.” The flash mob was the work of the “It's a picture of what a great person Amanda is that so many people showed up, and it's a testament...
Fla. hospital staff leaves veteran’s body unattended for 9 hours, report says

Fla. hospital staff leaves veteran’s body unattended for 9 hours, report says

Staff members at a Florida hospital left the body of a veteran unattended in a shower room for more than nine hours, then tried to cover up the mistake, according to a hospital investigation. The No information was provided about the veteran, who died in February. Hospital spokesman Jason Dangel told the Times that “appropriate personnel action was taken,” although he did not elaborate...
On some Sundays, cooking beats football

On some Sundays, cooking beats football

On a Sunday in which my favorite pro football team was not scheduled to embarrass itself on television, my good friend Bill asked how I planned to spend that afternoon. “I’m going to cook,” I said. “You COOK?” he replied in the same tone he might have used if I’d said I was going to spend the afternoon crocheting doilies. Not only did his reaction surprise me, it...
A fictional intrigue about the North Korean nuclear program

A fictional intrigue about the North Korean nuclear program

The Inspector O series of novels by James Church are as mysterious as the man who writes them. These books straddle that murky parallel between crime fiction and espionage novels. His latest, “The Gentleman from Japan,” submerges readers in intrigues that are almost indecipherable in their opaqueness. “James Church” is the pen name and pseudonym for a long-time...
How well does your child know you?

How well does your child know you?

If you want to be emotionally close to your child, you have to have the courage to allow your child to know the real you. One of the many fun parts of being a parent is the close relationship we develop with our kids. We want to understand what they are thinking and feeling so that we can provide guidance and support. It’s frustrating when kids won’t allow us to know them as they really...

Godspeed, John Glenn

“Godspeed, John Glenn.” With those words by fellow astronaut Scott Carpenter, John Glenn was launched into space on Feb. 20, 1962, and became the first American to orbit the earth. Last Thursday, our country said “Godspeed, John Glenn” again as we said goodbye to him as he died at the age of 95. A true American hero, John Glenn embodied our country’s dreams, flying as...

Friendly Glenn had lots of local ties — especially in 2003

I first met John Glenn when I was a Dayton Daily News reporter in the early 1970s. John lost to Howard Metzenbaum in the 1970 Democratic primary then returned and beat Metzenbaum in the 1974 primary and went on to beat Cleveland Mayor Ralph Perk in the general election. I think it’s fair to say John was not a natural politician, but he was very competitive. At some...
Cincinnati Bengals High 5: Five questions with Jake Fisher

Cincinnati Bengals High 5: Five questions with Jake Fisher

Cincinnati Bengals tackle Jake Fisher saw the most action of his young career in Sunday’s 32-14 victory against Philadelphia when he played 27 snaps (42 percent) as part of a platoon with 11-year veteran Eric Winston. Cedric Ogbuehi, the team’s first-round pick in 2015, had started the first 11 games at right tackle but had seen his playing time reduced as the coaches began working him...
Interior space abounds in 2-story

Interior space abounds in 2-story

HOUSE FEATURE 4455 Mumper Road, Springfield Rear deck offers outdoor entertaining area Contributing writer Featuring an open concept floor plan, this two-story home at 4455 Mumper Road in Springfield sits across the street from acres of open farmland. The property is listed by Coldwell Banker Heritage Roediger for $194,900. This home offers approximately 2,530 square feet of living space. Special...
Coupon deals of the week

Coupon deals of the week

This week at CVS, Align probiotic supplements are on sale for $38.99. Visit www.coupons.com and print out a coupon good for $5 off any Align product. When you check out, you will also get $7 back in Extra Care Bucks good off your next purchase. With these savings combined, you will pay $26.99 for this item. This week at CVS, Axe gift sets are on sale for $9...
Photos: Florida driver nearly impaled by boat oar

Photos: Florida driver nearly impaled by boat oar

A driver in Broward County, Florida, was nearly impaled by a boat oar that fell off the back of a motor home, Florida Highway Patrol troopers said. >> Read more trending stories Troopers said Christina Theisen, 33, was driving west on Interstate 75 when an aluminum boat oar fell from a motor home in front of her Chevy Suburban. Theisen ran over the oar, which then flipped up and went through...

H.S. Results for 12/9: Barnes seals win for CJ boys

Nick Barnes sank a pair of free throws with 1.2 seconds to play to lift the Chaminade Julienne boys basketball team to a 60-58 win over McNicholas on Friday night. Christian Montague led CJ with 26 points while P’Hariz Watkins added 21. McNicholas rallied from a six-point deficit to tie the game late in the fourth quarter, setting up Barnes’ heroics. Chaminade Julienne improved to 2-1...
Will Donald Trump be ‘restrained’ as tweeter in chief?

Will Donald Trump be ‘restrained’ as tweeter in chief?

Donald Trump  >> Read more trending stories But the  “Every president in the modern era has sought to use technology to bring their message to more Americans. So there’s nothing new about that,” says presidential historian Timothy Naftali of New York University, a former director of the Nixon Library and Museum. “What’s different is that Trump explicitly...
Fisher-Price 'happy hour' playset is fake, company says

Fisher-Price 'happy hour' playset is fake, company says

It's another reminder not to believe everything you see on the internet. A photo of an alcohol-themed Fisher-Price playset has been circulating online and drawing attention. It shows a toddler-size bar, with play bar stools, beer bottles and a pretend bar,  Today.com reported CNet reported Fisher-Price issued the following in a statement:
Beavercreek tops Springfield in overtime

Beavercreek tops Springfield in overtime

Springfield’s Michael Wallace hit a 3-pointer at the regulation buzzer to force a 62-62 tie against Beavercreek in a GWOC National East basketball game on Friday night at Ed Zink Fieldhouse. But Beavercreek prevailed in overtime, 70-69, when Evan Saylor sank a free throw with .9 seconds left. Danny Davis hit a 3-pointer and then followed with a free throw after a Beavercreek foul to tie the...

Hale’s 3-pointer wins it for Tecumseh

Tecumseh was down two with 13 seconds left, and the inbounds play was supposed to go inside. The plan was get a layup off a screen or get fouled. The last thing Reid Hale expected was to be open at the 3-point line. But there he was with the ball in his hands. “I was open, so I just thought I’d shoot it,” Hale said. Good thinking. Hale’s 3-pointer swished through with 10 seconds...
Bill Murray serenades 94-year-old grandmother for her birthday

Bill Murray serenades 94-year-old grandmother for her birthday

If comedian Bill Murray sings to you for your birthday, you must be doing something right. Maryellen Hook Wible was celebrating her 94th birthday at the Xavier vs. Baylor college basketball game when Murray, who was also at the game, sang to her. Her grandson Noah Wible uploaded video of the moment with a lengthy caption, explaining why she went to the game, which read: Wible then went on to...
Facebook glitch leads to old photos being posted without user permission

Facebook glitch leads to old photos being posted without user permission

Facebook's annual "Year In Review" feature recaps moments that users shared on the social media site during the past year, but The glitch resurfaces months-old photos on friend's news feeds. PC Magazine writer Stephanie Mlot first saw the issue on her own Facebook feed and noted that The Wall Street Journal reported The reported glitch posts older photos to friends' news feed...
Pedestrian, hit by vehicle in Clark County, is seriously injured

Pedestrian, hit by vehicle in Clark County, is seriously injured

UPDATE @ 10:05 p.m.: Thomas Taylor, 35, of Springfield, the pedestrian hit by a vehicle while he was trying to cross state Route 41 in German Twp., is listed in critical condition, OHP Sgt. Merrill Thompson said in a prepared statement.  Carol Wheeler, 75 and also of Springfield, was driving the Toyota RAV 4 that hit Taylor. She was not injured. FIRST REPORT A male pedestrian is said to have...
Region could get hit with accumulating snow late this weekend

Region could get hit with accumulating snow late this weekend

 Here is our Storm Center 7 snowfall forecast for Sunday into Sunday night, Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell said.  Look for light snow to develop across the northern half of the Miami Valley late Saturday night and spread south early Sunday. The snow will linger into the afternoon and then taper.  More precipitation is expected to arrive Sunday night but by that point...
Rose Bowl tickets make longtime Penn State fan cry with joy

Rose Bowl tickets make longtime Penn State fan cry with joy

He’s going to the Rose Bowl to watch his beloved Nittany Lions on Jan. 2, and his emotions spilled over when he saw the tickets.
Veterans boards raise pay; services for vets varies widely by county

Veterans boards raise pay; services for vets varies widely by county

The recent decision to nearly double the pay of Greene County veterans service commissioners highlights a long-standing disparity among county veterans agencies, how they operate and how much they aid veterans. Greene County commissioners recently approved the raises, which will boost pay for all five veterans service commissioners to $650 a month when they start their next terms. Commissioners are...

Prediabetes: the calm before the storm

Meteorologists can inform us of impending weather. Doctors often do the same with our health, telling us when we’re at risk for a serious disease. One example of a condition your doctor can often detect is diabetes and prediabetes. There are different types of diabetes. It can strike in one of three ways. Previously called juvenile-onset diabetes, type 1 usually begins...
Obamas send last White House Christmas card

Obamas send last White House Christmas card

As Barack Obama's presidency comes to a close, the first family has sent out its last Christmas card from the White House. The president, along with first lady Michelle Obama and first daughters Malia and Sasha Obama, appear on the card in a photo originally taken in March at a state dinner honoring Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, The card was signed by the entire family, including their...
Victoria's Secret fires employee after customer says she was racially profiled

Victoria's Secret fires employee after customer says she was racially profiled

Victoria's Secret has fired an Alabama employee after a customer went viral in a Facebook Live video in which she said she was racially profiled. AL.com reported Houzah said another black woman was caught shoplifting when the manager of the store, whom Houzah identified as "Faith," asked her and another black woman to leave the store. "I never, never thought in a million years that...
Princess Kate stuns in Diana’s beautiful jewels

Princess Kate stuns in Diana’s beautiful jewels

Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, stunned Thursday evening at a diplomatic reception at Buckingham Palace. Kate wore a red Jenny Packham gown along with a regal tiara that once belonged to her late mother-in-law, Princess Diana. The Cambridge Lover’s Knot tiara was made in 1913 at the request of Queen Mary, according to the  According to the 
John Glenn: Everything you need to know

John Glenn: Everything you need to know

On Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016, John Glenn, 95, died at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.  According to the news reports, Glenn had been admitted to the medical center earlier in the week.  John Glenn: A storybook life, an American hero The Associated Press reports the public viewing will be at the Ohio Statehouse; and a memorial service at the Ohio State University's Mershon Auditorium...
‘Days of Our Lives’ actor Joseph Mascolo dead at 87

‘Days of Our Lives’ actor Joseph Mascolo dead at 87

Joseph Mascolo, the actor who famously played "Days of Our Lives" villain Stefano DiMera since 1982, died at 87, "It is with great sorrow that we share the news of the passing of our dear friend and beloved member of the 'Days of our Lives' family, Joseph Mascolo," "Days of Our Lives" executive producer Ken Corday Mascolo was Mascolo's portrayal as the iconic "...
Texas cheerleaders support rival school after deadly crash

Texas cheerleaders support rival school after deadly crash

Last week, cheerleaders from Iraan High School riding on a school bus were involved in a “When my coach told me about it, I was really heartbroken,” Sam Houston High School cheerleader Victoria Limon told KXAS. “We’re just a big cheer family. Even though we don’t always cheer for the same team, we’re still together,” Martin High School cheerleader Katherine...
High turnover, burnout puts local child welfare systems in crisis

High turnover, burnout puts local child welfare systems in crisis

Up to a quarter of Ohio’s child welfare caseworkers leave the job each year, a turnover rate that lengthens the time it takes to reunify kids with parents, stretches county budgets and leads to more chaos in the lives of Ohio’s most vulnerable children. A yet-to-be-published study by the Public Children Services Association of Ohio found that 450 of Ohio’s good-performing, non-retirement...
Girls killed were broadcasting live on Facebook at moment of crash

Girls killed were broadcasting live on Facebook at moment of crash

Two teens killed in a wreck with a tractor-trailer were broadcasting on Facebook Live when the crash happened. According to  >> Read more trending stories The  “Are you going live?” Chaniya, in the passenger seat, asked Brooke as she held up her phone. According to the  The video was viewed more than 7,000 times before Facebook took it down, according to  According...
Voluptuous squirrel rescued from German manhole

Voluptuous squirrel rescued from German manhole

A red squirrel is recovering after his voluptuous figure got him trapped last week in a manhole cover in Munich, according to multiple reports. The squirrel was spotted last Friday by a passerby, who alerted animal-rescue services, The Local reported. Rescuers tried to grease the animal with olive oil in hopes they could ease him free, but his plump posterior made any movement impossible. A veterinarian...
Reds invite 19 to spring training, make trade with San Diego

Reds invite 19 to spring training, make trade with San Diego

The Cincinnati Reds are inviting 19 minor league players to spring training. The list: catcher Rob Brantly, pitcher Alejandro Chacin, infielder Brandon Dixon, outfielder Sebastian Elizade, outfielder Gabriel Guerrrero, pitcher Ismael Guillon, pitcher Vladimir Gutierrez, pitcher Jimmy Herget, infielder/outfielder Hernan Iribarren, infielder/outfielder Patrick Kivlehan, pitcher Lucas Luetge, pitcher...
Amber Alert extended to South Carolina for missing Georgia girl

Amber Alert extended to South Carolina for missing Georgia girl

Calah Noel Waskow was last seen in Evans, Georgia, near Augusta, and is in extreme danger as her accused abductor is wanted on child molestation charges, according to the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office. Jason Arlis Johnson, 37, was last seen in a tan 1998 Ford Crown Victoria with a South Carolina license tag number  The alert was Anyone with information is asked to call the Columbia...

Moral or not?

More thoughts on censorship

We mentioned Friday that a Virginia school district may … sigh … toss “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” and “To Kill a Mockingbird” off the high school curriculum after a parent’s complaint. Local social studies teacher Steve Flickinger writes: “I vehemently oppose censorship. Both of these books, while using racist slurs, accurately reflect their...
Taylor Swift donates $100,000 to Dolly Parton telethon for Tennessee fire victims

Taylor Swift donates $100,000 to Dolly Parton telethon for Tennessee fire victims

Taylor Swift has joined the Academy of Country Music in donating to help the victims of the east Tennessee fires. Swift donated $100,000 to Dolly Parton’s “Smoky Mountains Rise: A Benefit for the My People Fund," The fires took 14 lives and destroyed millions of dollars of property. Kenny Chesney, a native of Knoxville, Tennessee, has teamed up with the Country Music Association...
Timeline: James Uphoff

Timeline: James Uphoff

Prominent local educator James Uphoff continued working with juveniles as a volunteer court special advocate after he was accused of inappropriately touching a 13-year-old student at an Oakwood school event in 2010, an I-Team investigation found. Read through the chain of events below that ultimately caused Uphoff to be sentenced to 15 months in federal prison. 
Actor Judge Reinhold 'embarrassed' about arrest at Texas airport

Actor Judge Reinhold 'embarrassed' about arrest at Texas airport

Actor Judge Reinhold, who has starred in movies like "Fast Times at Ridgemont High," "Beverly Hills Cop" and "The Santa Clause," was arrested at Dallas Love Field Airport after a confrontation with the Transportation Security Administration, The AP reported that Reinhold, 59, would not let agents inspect his backpack, which had DVDs and CDs inside, after it set off an...
'Lightning' slide recalled after children lose fingers

'Lightning' slide recalled after children lose fingers

At least two children have suffered amputated fingers because of broken welds on stainless steel playground slides.  
Toys R Us, Target offer 'quiet hours' for children with autism

Toys R Us, Target offer 'quiet hours' for children with autism

Major retailers have made accommodations this holiday season for shoppers with children with autism.
Ranking the 7 coldest games in Bengals history

Ranking the 7 coldest games in Bengals history

The Cincinnati Bengals are expected to play their coldest game of the season Sunday in Cleveland, where the temperature is predicted to hover around freezing with a possible 3-5 inches of snow. Since 2010 the Bengals have played six games with a game-time temperature below freezing,  But only the Monday night game in Denver last year, where the temperature at kickoff was 16 degrees, ranks among...
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