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Woman charged in school bomb threat

A woman accused of calling in a bomb threat to Kenton Ridge High School in December appeared in Clark County Municipal Court. Meridith Rowland, 37, was arrested by local police in Wisconsin during what authorities described as a 40-minute long conversation with the school’s principal where she allegedly said she had desires to plant a bomb in the building and planned to “kill everyone...
Boys Basketball: Springfield gets another shot at Tecumseh

Boys Basketball: Springfield gets another shot at Tecumseh

Though Springfield has compiled at least 18 wins in each of the last four seasons, there have been several losses each year. The loss that sticks out most in Danny Davis’ mind, though, ended his freshman season. Springfield was the No. 4 seed in the Dayton Division I sectional in 2014 and was the favorite to get to the districts after No. 3 Beavercreek lost an early game. But after pummeling...
Kings Island to host job fair March 4

Kings Island to host job fair March 4

MASON -- Kings Island will host a job fair Saturday, March 4, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. to fill seasonal and internship positions for the 2017 season. The season starts April 15. A range of job opportunities are available. Associates are needed in all areas of park operation. Those areas include admissions, entertainment, food and beverage, games, guest services, human resources, lifeguards, merchandise...
New rules set for medical marijuana use in Ohio

New rules set for medical marijuana use in Ohio

Ohio is taking steps to make sure medical marijuana isn’t pitched in a way that is attractive to kids by banning cartoon characters, candy look-alikes and fruit shapes and requiring child-resistant packaging. The Ohio Board of Pharmacy, one of three state agencies overseeing the medical marijuana program, has posted proposed rules that call for a ban on vaporizing medical marijuana by patients...
Ohio step closer to raising license plate, driver’s license fees

Ohio step closer to raising license plate, driver’s license fees

The Ohio House is scheduled to vote on a transportation budget bill Tuesday that includes increases in fees paid for vehicle plates and driver’s licenses. The House Transportation Committee voted in favor of the bill Thursday. Remaining in the bill are two fee increases: deputy registrars who run the state’s approximately 200 Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) offices would charge $1...
Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor signals she’s running for governor in 2018

Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor signals she’s running for governor in 2018

Republican Mary Taylor signaled on Thursday that she wants the top job when she filed paperwork for a new campaign committee titled: “Mary Taylor for Governor.” Related: Campaign finance reports show Husted and DeWine with $2.5 million each. A formal campaign announcement and kick-off are expected later this year. Rick Fedorovich will serve as Taylor’s campaign treasurer. &ldquo...
Severe Weather: Slight vs Enhanced Risk

Severe Weather: Slight vs Enhanced Risk

In advance of the potential for strong to severe storms, the Storm Prediction Center will issue a report that is known as their convective outlook. This is used to help highlight the regions that will have the greatest ingredients for storm development.    One of the more commonly used outlooks is the ‘Slight Risk’.  This means a few storms could reach severe criteria; wind...
WSU police: Man reported following women into campus bathrooms

WSU police: Man reported following women into campus bathrooms

The Wright State University Police Department has received two reports of a male subject entering a women’s restroom on campus, according to an email sent to students Wednesday afternoon. The male subject has been seen pacing near women’s restrooms and he appears to be talking on a cell phone. The man waits until a woman enters the restroom and then he walks in behind her, according to...
Springfield mosque, church partner for fundraising brunch

Springfield mosque, church partner for fundraising brunch

A Springfield mosque and church will join forces this weekend for a common cause. Masjid An-Nur Mosque and Highlight Missionary Baptist Church are partnering for the 27th Annual Day of Caring Pancake Brunch, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26 at An-Nur Islamic Community Center, 743 W. Liberty St. The Day of Caring raises funds for local nonprofit agencies in various communities including food pantries...
Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

17-CV-0084 - U.S. Bank NA, as Trustee, v. James B. Uphold, Massillon, et al., complaint in foreclosure for property located at 27 Tenth St., SW, Massillon, for $36,426. 17-CV-0085 - Nationstar Mortgage LLC v. Robert W. Smith, 1190 Delta Road, et al., complaint in foreclosure for $66,207. 17-CV-0086 - PNC Bank, NA, v. Unknown spouse, heirs, creditors, executors, administrators, legatees and devisees...
Fox News contributor Alan Colmes has died

Fox News contributor Alan Colmes has died

Fox News contributor Alan Colmes has died, according to a report from Fox News. According to Fox News, Colmes was 66-years-old. Holmes was the best-know liberal commentator on Fox News for years and was a co-host with conservative Sean Hannity on the show ‘Hannity and Colmes.’ That was one of the first shows launched on the network when it started in 1996. Fox spokeswoman Dana Klinghoffer...
Clark County Municipal Court cases

Clark County Municipal Court cases

Spencer Alan Brown, 26, of Beavercreek, theft, guilty, 180 days jail; possession of drugs, possession of drug abuse instrument, dismissed. Brian Cody Hesson, 24, of Enon, possession of drugs, dismissed - prosecutor request. Tyece Michelle Holcomb, 41, of 3005 Columbus Ave., assault, dismissed - prosecutor request. Leah M. Holmes, 49, of 19 N. Murray St., receiving stolen property, dismissed - prosecutor...
Kenton Ridge band traveling to New Orleans for Mardi Gras parade

Kenton Ridge band traveling to New Orleans for Mardi Gras parade

The Kenton Ridge High School Marching Band is heading to New Orleans to perform this weekend at a Mardi Gras parade. “We are super excited,” Band Director Jim Templeton said. There are 108 students traveling for the event. It’s the second time in the past five years the Kenton Ridge band has traveled to take part in a major parade. In 2012, the group went to New York City to perform...
For first time, veterans can shop military exchanges online

For first time, veterans can shop military exchanges online

For the first time, veterans will be able to shop online at military exchanges, opening the door potentially to millions more shoppers. The online shopping benefit is due to land on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, potentially added thousands of customers in the Miami Valley. The change will open exchange shopping to 15 million veterans, according to Chris Ward, an Army & Air Force Exchange Service spokesman...
Pop-up showers this evening, record-breaking warmth ahead

Pop-up showers this evening, record-breaking warmth ahead

Mild, pop-up showers this evening Record breaking warmth likely Friday Storms to bring threat of damaging winds Friday evening Mostly cloudy skies and unseasonably mild temperatures in the 60s will stick around through the evening, Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell said. There is a chance for a pop-up shower or even a rumble of thunder, mainly north of Interstate 70 early. OVERNIGHT: ...
Winning ticket for $435M Powerball jackpot sold in Indiana

Winning ticket for $435M Powerball jackpot sold in Indiana

Hoosier Lottery officials said the winning Powerball ticket in Indiana was sold in Lafayette, a city that sits along I-65 between Indianapolis and Gary. Did you buy your Powerball ticket in Indiana? If so, check those numbers: You might have won the $435 million jackpot. The numbers drawn Wednesday night were 10, 13, 28, 52 and 61, with 2 as the Powerball.  Powerball's website early Thursday...
Smartphones causing problems for concert venues, performers 

Smartphones causing problems for concert venues, performers 

Concertgoers and patrons taking their smartphones into live performances is a growing annoyance across the country for performers and venue operators.  Too many concerts and performances are being transmitted live on social media and that has some performers and venue operators fighting back -- to the point that smartphones are being banned in some instances.  Not so at the Victoria Theatre...
Clark County district may reorganize schools students attend

Clark County district may reorganize schools students attend

Northeastern Local Schools — Clark County’s second largest school district — might change how it divides up students at two of its schools. Re-organizing Rolling Hills and Northridge elementary schools might be the best way to ensure students are being served in the district, Superintendent John Kronour said. District leaders have begun discussing shifting the grades that each school...
Springfield businessman who led big economic development efforts dies

Springfield businessman who led big economic development efforts dies

Jim Foreman, a self-made man who rose to be one of the leaders driving economic development in Springfield and championing charitable causes big and small, has died. Foreman, 76, died Tuesday at Springfield Regional Medical Center. He was the longtime owner of a downtown car dealership, finally selling Jim Foreman Buick, GMC, Cadillac in 2015. Foreman also served on the Chamber of Greater Springfield...
President Trump to withdraw guidance on transgender bathrooms

President Trump to withdraw guidance on transgender bathrooms

The Trump administration is expected to rescind guidance issued last year by President Barack Obama calling on public schools to provide transgender students with access to bathrooms that matches the gender they identify with. The apparent decision by President Donald Trump, will be cheered by legal conservatives. But word of the move provoked intense criticism from Democrats and members of the LGBT...

Bowling: Springfield senior wins for great-grandmother

Springfield senior Courtney Kaffenbarger had all the motivation she needed Wednesday. In addition to being in her final season bowling for the Wildcats, Kaffenbarger found inspiration in her great-grandmother. “She passed away mid-season, so I really wanted to do this for her,” the lone Springfield senior said. Kaffenbarger translated that motivation into a district berth as her 199-182-162&ndash...
Springfield wrestling navigates hectic layoff

Springfield wrestling navigates hectic layoff

It has been a hectic three weeks for Springfield High School wrestling coach Joe Cochran. Hectic in trying to keep everyone reined in during a layoff while keeping the focus on the sectional tournament. Add in the fact the wrestling season ends 14 days before the first pitch of the high school baseball season, and it has been interesting. “I have wrestlers trying to go to baseball tryouts,&rdquo...
Stebbins lures Bonifay from Southeastern as football coach

Stebbins lures Bonifay from Southeastern as football coach

Greg Bonifay has resigned at Southeastern to become the head football coach at Stebbins High School. Bonifay’s new position was announced Wednesday by Stebbins superintendent Chad Wyen, pending school board approval. Bonifay was Southeastern’s coach for 10 seasons. He succeeds Trace Smitherman at Stebbins. “It’s like a homecoming for me,” said Bonifay, who previously...
Bills would streamline prescription process for Ohio patients

Bills would streamline prescription process for Ohio patients

Ohio lawmakers are seeking greater transparency and a streamlined process for patients whose medications require step therapy — a process imposed by insurers that requires patients to try multiple approved drugs before they can access one prescribed by their doctor. The step therapy process is intended to save insurers and patients money by steering patients to lower-cost prescription drugs...
Local mom of transgender student reacts to Trump’s policy reversal

Local mom of transgender student reacts to Trump’s policy reversal

The mother of a Clark County transgender student said she’s disappointed that the Trump administration plans to reverse federal guidance regarding transgender student use of bathrooms. Katie Frank’s daughter Elizabeth currently uses a staff bathroom at Rolling Hills Elementary School, but it’s always been Frank’s hope that once Elizabeth gets older and feels comfortable, she&rsquo...
Ohio shoppers may get back-to-school sales tax break

Ohio shoppers may get back-to-school sales tax break

Ohio shoppers may get another break from sales taxes applied to school supplies for three days in early August. The Ohio Senate voted 32-1 in favor of a bill that would create “sales tax holiday” this year for clothing, school supplies and instructional materials for Aug. 4, 5 and 6. Similar exemptions were granted in August 2015 and 2016. RELATED: Ohio passed sales tax holidays in...
Here’s how 3 Ohio school districts handled Obama’s transgender guidance

Here’s how 3 Ohio school districts handled Obama’s transgender guidance

Ohio schools grappled with implementation of the Obama administration transgender bathrooms directive, which President Trump will reportedly reverse, according to an Associated Press report. Five of the 11 local school districts interviewed by this newsroom in September said they have had at least one student who identified as transgender or gender neutral. The guidelines issued in May tell public...
Recent openings, closings at Springfield’s Upper Valley Mall

Recent openings, closings at Springfield’s Upper Valley Mall

Upper Valley Mall, a Springfield staple for shopping since 1971, has seen its share of closures and new stores in recent times. It’s lost anchor stores such as Macy’s, JC Penny, and Elder-Beerman and several smaller businesses have moved to Bechtle Avenue recently. The mall has continued to also attract businesses in hopes to continue its presence as a shopping center for Springfield...
INVESTIGATION: Taxation worker accessed ex-boyfriend’s filings

INVESTIGATION: Taxation worker accessed ex-boyfriend’s filings

An Ohio Department of Taxation employee accessed confidential tax records on friends and relatives, changing one to prevent him or her from having to take an identity quiz, according to an investigation released today by the Ohio Inspector General. Kelly Bolen, who had worked for the department for 28 years, accessed tax records on people she knew — including an ex-boyfriend “from a long...
Clark County school clinical aide placed on paid leave

Clark County school clinical aide placed on paid leave

A clinical aide in the Greenon Local School District has been placed on paid administrative leave pending an internal review. Greenon Superintendent Brad Silvus said Diane Christensen is on leave but he declined to comment further while the district conducts its review. “It came to my attention from a concern raised about an accident involving a student in the hallway at Indian Valley Middle...
Fred Williard gives work for Bad Art event

Fred Williard gives work for Bad Art event

When it comes to his art skill, for comedian and actor Fred Willard it is a joking matter. That’s why the Ohio native was a natural to become the first nationally recognized celebrity contributor to the Champaign Arts Council’s Bad Art by Good People fundraiser. “I love to draw, although I wish I was better at it,” said Willard, an Emmy-nominee who has hundreds of movie and...
Comedian/juggler has a story to tell

Comedian/juggler has a story to tell

For a man who made his living as a comedian and juggler, Scott Burton didn’t find much to laugh about when he hit age 30. It wasn’t that milestone that curbed his humor, it was a cancer diagnosis. He could have understandably become depressed, sad or angry, but he dealt with the challenge with what he knew best – humor. Cancer-free for 20 years now, Burton shares his story to show...
Local youth group to host CD release party

Local youth group to host CD release party

Kick off the weekend with fresh tunes by some fresh voices on the local music scene. “Meet the Promise Zone Crew,” a CD with six original hip-hop songs by The Promise Zone Crew will be available 6-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, at a special release party in the back gym of the Springfield Family YMCA. The public is invited and admission is free to the party, which will include music spun by a...
Violinist sisters to support Springfield school with concert

Violinist sisters to support Springfield school with concert

They’ve performed at New York’s Carnegie Hall, Washington, D.C.’s John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts as well as London’s Royal Albert Hall and in Japan. Maybe a girl named Dorothy said it best: There’s no place like home. Saturday, March 11, will see Springfield natives Kanako and Mariko Shimasaki return home to perform a benefit concert in support of Ridgewood...
Tree pollen spikes with warm weather 

Tree pollen spikes with warm weather 

DAYTON —The Miami Valley has been experiencing a warm stretch lasting more than five days. Temperatures have been more than 20 degrees above normal since last weekend.  Periods of abnormally high temperatures in February has been shown to correlate with a spike in tree pollen.  Records from the Regional Air Pollution Control Agency, the agency that keeps track of pollen counts in the...
Clark County Municipal Court cases

Clark County Municipal Court cases

Jennifer D. Collier, 33, of Batavia, two counts passing bad checks, innocent, continued, bond $200. Cody L. Cornette, 28, of New Carlisle, three counts child endangering, innocent, continued, bond $2,500; possession of drug abuse instrument, innocent, continued. Jessica J. E. Crane, 28, of 241 S. Plum St., assault, innocent, continued. Charles L. Foster, 26, of 1503 S. Center Blvd., assault, dismissed...
Second man arrested in connection to Springfield shooting

Second man arrested in connection to Springfield shooting

A second man has been charged in connection with a Springfield shooting that has left the victim in critical condition. Anthony Reynolds, 25, and Steven Miller III, 25, have both been charged with felonious assault with a weapon specification. Reynolds and Miller appeared in Clark County Municipal Court on Wednesday and pleaded not guilty. Judge Denise Moody set their bonds at $50,000 each. RELATED...
Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

17-DP-0124 - Todd Flesch, 732 E. Cassilly St., v. Kathleen Frank, 2068 Providence Ave., petition for domestic violence civil protection order. 17-DP-0128 - Rebecca L. Dean, 5676 S. Pitchin, v. Brenda Sue Becker, Birnamwood, Wis., petition for civil stalking protection order. 17-DS-0129 - Peter Michaelson, Dayton, and Cindy Michaelson, Centerville, petition for dissolution of marriage. 17-DS-0130 -...
BREAKING: Zika vaccine being tested in U.S.

BREAKING: Zika vaccine being tested in U.S.

The National Institutes of Health has begun studying a vaccine that would provide broad protection against diseases transmitted by mosquitoes — including Zika, malaria, West Nile and dengue fever — by triggering an immune response to mosquito saliva. The study is being conducted at the NIH Clinical Center in Maryland and is an early state clinical trial. But if the vaccine proves successful...
FAA issues ground stop for American Airlines flights to Philadelphia

FAA issues ground stop for American Airlines flights to Philadelphia

American Airlines said the issue at Philadelphia International Airport stems from a planned shutdown, but their systems never returned online at 4 a.m., our CBS affiliates in Philadelphia and Dallas report.  The Federal Aviation Administration has reportedly issued a ground stop for all American Airlines flights heading to Philadelphia International Airport.  Earlier reports indicated customers...
Warm weather to end this weekend, big change could damage plants

Warm weather to end this weekend, big change could damage plants

A near record setting stretch of warm weather will come to an end this weekend with temperatures expected to fall 30 degrees on Saturday, which might be a concern for gardeners already seeing budding plants. Temperatures are expected to drop from 70 degrees on Friday afternoon down to the upper 30s early Saturday morning, WHIO Stormcenter 7 Meteorologist McCall Vrydaghs said. This drastic change in...
Severe weather threat to end the week

Severe weather threat to end the week

Skies will become mostly cloudy overnight with patchy areas of fog and drizzle developing, Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell said. Temperatures will hold in the middle 50s. Patchy fog and drizzle redevelop tonight Mild with passing showers Thursday Strong storms could bring damaging winds Friday evening THURSDAY: Mostly cloudy skies are expected with breezy conditions developing...
Tracing family history from Clark County to Scotland full of surprises

Tracing family history from Clark County to Scotland full of surprises

This has been an interesting week learning about the adventures some of us have been having with DNA testing. Every person has a unique experience, but it’s not always what they hoped. My husband’s DNA testing went so well that we decided to do the same for my father’s line — Frazier. Dad’s ancestor Alexander Frazier was a Highland Scot who arrived in 1765 in Maryland...
Dayton man, 71, subject of endangered missing adult alert

Dayton man, 71, subject of endangered missing adult alert

An Endangered Missing Adult Alert was issued today for a 71-year-old Dayton man. Robert B. Spangler was last seen after he left his Iowa Avenue residence. He is described as a white man with brown hair and blue eyes who stands 5 feet 10 inches and weighs 205 pounds. He was reported missing by the Veterans Affairs Police Department to the Ohio Attorney General’s Office. The alert states Spangler...
Caitlyn Jenner puts Trump administration on blast for withdrawing protections for transgender students

Caitlyn Jenner puts Trump administration on blast for withdrawing protections for transgender students

On Wednesday, the Trump administration rolled back protections for transgender students set forth by the Obama administration in former President Obama’s “dear colleagues” letter. On Thursday, well-known transgender woman and LGBTQ spokeswoman Caitlyn Jenner shared her response to the White House’s move. >> Read more trending news  “Well @realDonaldTrump...
Tecumseh looking to prove itself vs. Beavercreek

Tecumseh looking to prove itself vs. Beavercreek

There’s no lack of incentive for the streaking Tecumseh girls basketball team. Not with a tag of “they don’t belong” clinging to the Arrows like a tenacious defender. That’s what had emerging sophomore Presley Griffitts bristling following Wednesday night’s 54-45 defeat of Fairmont in a Division I girls high school sectional semifinal at Butler. “This means...
NASCAR’s Dale Earnhardt Jr. speaks out about his racing future

NASCAR’s Dale Earnhardt Jr. speaks out about his racing future

NASCAR fans just got Dale Earnhardt Jr. back after his season-ending concussion in 2016. >> Read more trending news  So they definitely don’t want to see him go quite yet. RELATED: NASCAR’s Dale Earnhardt Jr. reveals just how close he was to never racing again Yet, talk began swirling this week after Dale’s comments about racing in this year’s Daytona 500 and...
March Forecast VI: Where Dayton Flyers stand in NCAA tournament picture

March Forecast VI: Where Dayton Flyers stand in NCAA tournament picture

Believe it or not, the national college basketball holiday known as Selection Sunday is only 17 days away. On March 12, the Dayton Flyers will learn their fate. They can calm their nerves and the nerves of their entire fan base with a strong finish in the last three regular-season games and the Atlantic 10 tournament, moving away from bubble talk to lock status. Here’s a summary of where Dayton...
2017 Oscars: Two-sentence summaries of every Best Picture nominee

2017 Oscars: Two-sentence summaries of every Best Picture nominee

We know the struggle. Every year, when the Oscars get close, it goes something like this: You: This year, I'm going to see every nominee for Best Picture. Inner You: TBH, I'm really just in to see best dressed and who gives the most shocking speech. Well you don't have to worry this year because we've got you covered. Without further ado, here's the lowdown on every single Oscar-nominated film for...
'Walking Dead' shirt with phrase said by character pulled for being 'fantastically offensive'

'Walking Dead' shirt with phrase said by character pulled for being 'fantastically offensive'

The AMC's show "The Walking Dead" is stirring up emotions, but not for gruesome scenes or unexpected endings.   This time, it's for T-shirts.  The Huffington Post reported that Primark, an international clothing retailer, stopped selling the shirt. The Warwick Courier reported that Ian Lucraft wrote a letter to the store's CEO Paul Marchant, saying it was "fantastically...
Flu-related illness claims the life of a fifth child in Ohio

Flu-related illness claims the life of a fifth child in Ohio

A fifth child has died in Ohio from flu-related illness, the Ohio Department of Health confirmed Thursday. A 9-year-old Marion county boy was the latest pediatric death reported during the current flu season, which began last September and generally peaks at this time of year. All the child deaths, which are the only flu-related deaths reported to the health department, occurred this month. None have...
Shop owner shames alleged thieves by posting security footage on Facebook

Shop owner shames alleged thieves by posting security footage on Facebook

One shop owner in Albuquerque has implemented a high tech meets old school approach to deter shoplifting.
No additional UD students being tested for mumps following 3 cases

No additional UD students being tested for mumps following 3 cases

No additional students are being tested for mumps at the University of Dayton despite health officials confirming Thursday three cases of the virus. The three students found to have mumps were isolated for five days and have since recovered and returned to their usual activities, officials said. The university will update a mumps web page every morning if more cases emerge, said spokesman Shawn...
Soldiers told they are losing child care because of hiring freeze

Soldiers told they are losing child care because of hiring freeze

Some U.S. soldiers serving overseas have been told that they are losing their child care. A letter sent Wednesday to servicemen and women at Army Garrison Wiesbaden in Germany said all part-day preschool and day-care programs would close. The letter from the base’s commanding officer, Lt. Col. Todd Fish, said: "This closure is a result of staff shortage due to the federal hiring freeze...
'Goodbye racists': Pair kicked off plane after asking Pakistani couple if they had a bomb

'Goodbye racists': Pair kicked off plane after asking Pakistani couple if they had a bomb

A man and his companion were escorted off a United Airlines plane over the weekend after he made racist remarks to a Pakistani couple, according to multiple reports. The passengers, who were not identified, were traveling Saturday from Chicago to Houston when the man in question spotted a Pakistani man and woman dressed in traditional garb, KHOU reported. As the Pakistani pair put their bags into...
San Francisco police officer rescued by good Samaritans after street attack

San Francisco police officer rescued by good Samaritans after street attack

When a San Francisco police officer approached a homeless man for alleged public indecency, the situation quickly turned serious when the man attacked the officer and tackled him to the ground. The incident was caught on camera and the video also captured a group of citizens who jumped in to help the officer. It happened on Feb. 19 as the officer was trying to arrest the man, according to KTVU. The...
Girls high school basketball sectional games through Sat.

Girls high school basketball sectional games through Sat.

The following are girls high school basketball Southwest District sectional games through Saturday. Sectional final winners advance to next week’s district finals at Princeton (D-I), Mason (D-II), Springfield (D-III) and Troy (D-IV). Mason vs. Amelia, 6 p.m. Turpin vs. Fairfield, 7:30 p.m. Alter vs. Monroe, 6 p.m. Bellbrook vs. Wilmington, 7:30 p.m. Northwestern vs. Arcanum, 6 p.m. Preble Shawnee...
McDonald’s giving away high-tech limited edition straws at select locations

McDonald’s giving away high-tech limited edition straws at select locations

McDonald’s USA announced Feb. 15 that they would be giving away some super high-tech limited edition straws for customers who purchase a chocolate Shamrock Shake. The "probably-more-revolutionary-than-actually-needed" Suction Tube for Reverse Axial Withdrawal -- or STRAW --was designed by San Francisco-bases design studio JACE and Massachusetts-based NK Labs...
Watch out Uber: Google’s Waze plans to expand ride sharing to more U.S. cities

Watch out Uber: Google’s Waze plans to expand ride sharing to more U.S. cities

Google’s navigation app Waze may be bringing another carpooling option fairly soon to a city near you. In an interview Wednesday with the Wall Street Journal, Waze CEO Noam Bardin said the company plans to expand its ride-share services beyond Israel and the Bay Area to include additional U.S. cities and some Latin American markets. Bardin said in the interview that one of...
Beavercreek, Tecumseh D-I rematch set

Beavercreek, Tecumseh D-I rematch set

Surrounded by an outstanding group of untested underclassmen, it was senior Keaira Youngblood’s challenge to be the leader of the Beavercreek girls basketball team. “You kind of have to take on that mother role,” admitted Youngblood, who tallied a game-high 16 points in a 41-27 defeat of Greater Western Ohio Conference rival Centerville in a Division I sectional semifinal at Butler...
Disney expands its MagicBand experience

Disney expands its MagicBand experience

Tourists visiting the big theme parks near Orlando will encounter new ways to get on rides and book their vacations. >> Read more trending news  Guests at Universal's new Volcano Bay will use a wristband, which alerts people when their ride is ready. Disney is rolling out a new version of its MagicBand. "Think about the MagicBand as the connective tissue to the whole experience...
SNAP: Local Slim Jim plant recognized for environmental practices

SNAP: Local Slim Jim plant recognized for environmental practices

Conagra Brands in Troy has been recognized for its environmentally friendly practices by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency. The plant in Troy, which manufactures Slim Jim products, was honored by OEPA Director Craig Butler on Thursday during a flag-raising event. The Troy facility achieved gold-level recognition in Ohio EPA’s Encouraging Environmental Excellence program. » RELATED...
An interesting explanation for the NFL’s ratings decline

An interesting explanation for the NFL’s ratings decline

Remember how everyone was worried for months about the NFL’s declining ratings? Seemed like that was a storyline from September through January, though maybe it’s something we in the media worry about more than the average fan. In which case you are forgiven for tuning it all out. But for those curious about just what happened, here is an interesting explanation you might not have seen...
Honey Boo Boo and Pumpkin discuss Mama June’s massive weight loss

Honey Boo Boo and Pumpkin discuss Mama June’s massive weight loss

Mama June Shannon’s weight loss journey has been a long one, but she’s finally done it. The matriarch of the “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” family has undergone weight loss surgery and is ready to reveal her new body on the upcoming reality show, “Mama June: From Not to Hot” on WEtv. Ahead of the show’s premiere, Shannon’s daughters, Alana (Honey Boo Boo)...
Baby panda clings to worker’s leg, won’t be stopped in funny video

Baby panda clings to worker’s leg, won’t be stopped in funny video

A baby panda at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in Sichuan, China, took a shine to one of the workers this week. The base, which opened in 1987, is a nonprofit research and breeding facility for the endangered giant panda There are an estimated 1,600 giant pandas left in the wild and some 300 in zoos and breeding programs worldwide, according to the Smithsonian National Zoological...
White nationalist Richard Spencer kicked out of CPAC

White nationalist Richard Spencer kicked out of CPAC

A staffer working at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Thursday revoked the credentials of prominent white nationalist Richard Spencer after an organizer denounced the so-called alt-right as anti-Semitic, racist and sexist, according to multiple reports. Dan Schneider, executive director of the American Conservative Union, called the alt-right "sinister" from the CPAC stage...
13-ounce baby goes home after 4 months in NICU

13-ounce baby goes home after 4 months in NICU

The smallest patient to survive at Mount Sinai Hospital in Chicago was given the all clear to leave the neonatal intensive care unit on Wednesday after four months in the NICU. Baby Eirianna weighed just 13 ounces when she was born premature on Oct. 4, 2016. She was expected to arrive in January. She was admitted to Mount Sinai's NICU after her birth, where she received around-the-clock...
John Boehner: Repealing Obamacare just ‘happy talk’

John Boehner: Repealing Obamacare just ‘happy talk’

Despite repeated Republican pledges to scrap the 2010 health law, former House Speaker John Boehner said most of the law known as Obamacare “is going to stay there” because GOP lawmakers have never agreed on what to replace it with. At a health care conference Thursday in Orlando, Fla., Boehner warned that Republicans will take the political blame for breaking the current health care system...
Rihanna Harvard Humanitarian of the Year? Absolutely, here’s why

Rihanna Harvard Humanitarian of the Year? Absolutely, here’s why

It’s no Grammy, but Rihanna is winning an Ivy League honor that none of her peers can brag about. Harvard University has named the popular Caribbean-born singer its 2017 Humanitarian of the Year for her charitable works.  In addition to selling 200 million albums worldwide, which is quite an achievement, the Barbados-born and raised Rihanna is quite the philanthropist. Harvard Foundation...
Suarez hopes improved English, fitness means better offense, defense

Suarez hopes improved English, fitness means better offense, defense

Eugenio Suarez wants to improve and not just on the field. Suarez stayed in Miami over the offseason rather than return to Venezuela. The 25-year old worked with a personal trainer and practiced his English. He is hoping that translates into a better season defensively and offensively. “I went home to Venezuela for the holidays but I stayed mostly in Miami,” said Suarez, who has worked...
Teen seeks guardianship of sister after parents die

Teen seeks guardianship of sister after parents die

An Ohio teenager is seeking legal guardianship of his younger sister after the pair lost both of their parents within an 18-month span. Kyle Nester, 18, of Groveport, is determined to take care of his 15-year-old sister, Madison. Nester told ABC6 in Columbus that his sister is all that he has left. The siblings’ mother, Tammy Nester, died suddenly last week after becoming ill. Their father,...
Tigers play with drone like giant cat toy

Tigers play with drone like giant cat toy

Siberian tigers in northeast China had a blast chasing a drone in their snowy habitat. Handlers used the drone to give the tigers, which CCTV described earlier this month as "chubby," some much-needed exercise.
Joey Gruden to play one more season with Dayton Flyers

Joey Gruden to play one more season with Dayton Flyers

Senior Night for the Dayton Flyers won’t include one of the team’s six seniors. UD announced Thursday walk-on Joey Gruden will return to the team next year. It will be his fifth year at the University of Dayton and his fourth season with the team. Gruden has appeared in 17 games in the last three seasons and six this season. He is the first walk-on off the bench in the final minutes. Gruden&rsquo...
Single mother's tax return Facebook post goes viral

Single mother's tax return Facebook post goes viral

A Facebook post a single mother wrote about her tax return has gained a lot of attention online. The woman, Christina Knaack, posted a photo of receipt and wrote, “I got back $5,600 on my taxes. Instead of buying my kids the latest Jordans or fancy electronics, I paid my rent for the year.” Knaack posted the photo Wednesday. As of Thursday afternoon, the post had received more...
Man charged in 2005 disappearance, death of Georgia beauty queen

Man charged in 2005 disappearance, death of Georgia beauty queen

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation announced Thursday afternoon that a man has been arrested in connection with the 2005 disappearance and murder of Georgia teacher Tara Grinstead. Agents said someone walked into the sheriff's office earlier this week with information linking a man named Ryan Alexander Duke to Grinstead's disappearance and murder. Duke attended the high school where ...
Sip your way through Jungle Jim’s Whiskey Trail on Feb. 25

Sip your way through Jungle Jim’s Whiskey Trail on Feb. 25

Hit the 2017 Jungle Jim’s Whiskey Trail this weekend for one night of whiskey and bourbon sampling among master distillers and whiskey aficionados. The event will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, at the Oscar Event Center in Fairfield. PHOTO GALLERY: 40 years of Jungle Jim’s Included in the ticket price is a Jungle Jim’s Whiskey Trail glass, designed specifically for...
Video shows off-duty officer firing gun during confrontation with teens

Video shows off-duty officer firing gun during confrontation with teens

A widely shared video shows the tense moments before an off-duty Los Angeles police officer fired a gun on Tuesday afternoon during a confrontation with a group of teenagers in Anaheim, California. Hundreds of people took to the streets near the officer's home in protest Wednesday night after the footage surfaced on social media. The fight occurred Tuesday over ongoing issues with kids walking home...
A look back at the last 5 movies to win Best Picture at the Oscars

A look back at the last 5 movies to win Best Picture at the Oscars

With the Academy Awards airing on Sunday night, Best Picture will be a compelling contest as"La La Land" competes with "Manchester by the Sea," "Hacksaw Ridge," "Fences" and "Hidden Figures." >> Read more trending stories   Here is a look back at the last five Best Picture winners: Plot: The true story of how the ...
Flo Rida, Avett Brothers among Cincinnati Reds concerts coming to GABP

Flo Rida, Avett Brothers among Cincinnati Reds concerts coming to GABP

The Cincinnati Reds announced the acts planned for their post-game concert series this summer. Kaleo will kick things off May 5 with Flo Rida set to play at Great American Ball Park on Aug. 4. The Avett Brothers will bring their act to the riverfront Aug. 26. Single-game tickets (excluding Opening Day) go on sale Saturday morning at 9.
Concert announcements

Concert announcements

Tickets are on sale at the individual venues and all Ticketmaster outlets, except where noted. Beavercreek High School Alumni Auditorium 2660 Dayton-Xenia Road, Beavercreek www.weekendofjazz.org, 937-490-9010 Recently announced: Ellis Marsalis Quintet, March 2; DIVA Orchestra, March 3 Banker’s Life Fieldhouse 125 Pennsylvania St., Indianapolis www.bankerslifefieldhouse.com, 317-917-2727 Upcoming...
Baby in critical condition after being shaken by caretaker, police say

Baby in critical condition after being shaken by caretaker, police say

A woman is accused of shaking a baby to the point where the child needed to have emergency brain surgery. Orlando police said Ameenah Taggart, 25, was arrested Tuesday. Police said Taggart was taking care of a 1-year-old child on Monday when the baby had to be taken to Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children. The doctor told detectives that the baby had hemorrhaging inside the brain from a broken...
James O'Keefe says he has tapes from inside CNN

James O'Keefe says he has tapes from inside CNN

Conservative activist James O'Keefe says he has more than 100 hours of audio recorded secretly from inside of the headquarters of CNN, which he plans to make public. O’Keefe, founder of the website Project Veritas, says he will release the recordings he says shows CNN misrepresenting polling data. The audio was recorded by someone O’Keefe identifies as “Miss X.” When asked...
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