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Clark County residents clean up downtown Springfield

More than 100 people participated in cleaning up downtown Springfield, with volunteers picking up litter, sweeping, mulching and planting in an area spanning 30 blocks. The Clark County Solid Waste District organized its eighth annual downtown cleanup Saturday, with 106 volunteers participating from 8 to 11 a.m., making it the largest turnout in the event’s history. Organizers worked with local...


Baseball: Loss to Tipp leaves Kenton Ridge eager for rematch

Baseball: Loss to Tipp leaves Kenton Ridge eager for rematch

Kenton Ridge’s chances of a No. 1 seed in the Division II sectional tournament draw are likely gone due to a 9-0 loss to Tippecanoe on Saturday at Tom Randall Field. That didn’t upset Kenton Ridge coach Aaron Shaffer, though. Instead, Shaffer is confident his team will learn from Saturday’s mistakes and be ready for a rematch against the Red Devils in the postseason. Tippecanoe (15-3)...
Springfield groups ready for second Minority Health Fair

Springfield groups ready for second Minority Health Fair

Organizers of the second annual Minority Health Fair hope this year’s event is as successful as the first. More than 200 people attended the event last year, according to NAACP President Denise D. Williams. Four participants, however, are etched into Williams’ memory still. A LOOK BACK: First minority health fair planned “I believe we had the mammogram bus, and we...
Stafford: Imperfect traffic leads to pefect day debate

Stafford: Imperfect traffic leads to pefect day debate

I used to think of a perfect day as a day on which nothing goes wrong. That began to change for me not long ago in one of the region’s most imperfect of places: Southbound I-75 just north of the exit at Edwin C. Moses Drive. As anyone who travels Ohio 4 to I-75 and heads south during rush hour knows, somewhere north of the exit, traffic slows to the point that it resembles the digestive tracts...
Teen who suffered traumatic brain injury to attend Springfield prom

Teen who suffered traumatic brain injury to attend Springfield prom

A local teenager will go to prom today — something his family and friends didn’t think they’d see after he was nearly killed when a van hit him in 2005. Unik Crochran, 17, was struck on Grand Avenue in Springfield when he was 5 years old and suffered a traumatic brain injury. Doctors didn’t think he would survive, Crochran’s childhood friend, 18-year-old Tanae Dixon,...
Springfield won’t follow Dayton, plans to keep red light cameras off

Springfield won’t follow Dayton, plans to keep red light cameras off

The city of Springfield won’t be resuming its red light camera program any time soon, despite Dayton’s proposal to turn its red-light and speed-detection cameras back on later this month to improve safety at intersections. Springfield leaders have said they won’t turn the city’s cameras back on until the issue is settled statewide in order to avoid driver confusion. The city...
Sunshine returns over coming days

Sunshine returns over coming days

Chilly overnight with skies clearing More sunshine Sunday as warming trend kicks in Shower, storms arrive late Wednesday into Thursday Clouds will decrease overnight, Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar said. It will be a cold night with lows in the upper 30s. Sunday: More sunshine brightens the day. A few more clouds are expected south of Interstate 70 and east of Interstate 75. Highs...
Commentary: Numbers aren’t adding up on farm income

Commentary: Numbers aren’t adding up on farm income

According to numbers compiled and published by Agri-Pulse, the Washington, D.C.-based ag news service, the top bosses at ag-centered commodity groups and federally-chartered checkoff agencies had far better recent years than the farmers and ranchers they claim to serve. For example, Agri-Pulse’s annual compensation report published last September noted that Steve Censky, chief executive officer...
Graham students give back to the community

Graham students give back to the community

Graham Local Schools held the district’s first service day Friday, aiming to teach students the value of helping others in their community. Students from the elementary school up to the high school took Friday to serve the community. Depending on the student’s age, they tackled tasks like planting flowers around the school, visiting a local nursing home, washing cars, painting lockers...
Police: Springfield Twp. firefighter ‘tearful’ during alleged confession

Police: Springfield Twp. firefighter ‘tearful’ during alleged confession

A former Springfield Twp. firefighter pleaded not guilty Friday in Clark County Common Pleas Court to several charges after he was accused of sexually assaulting teens in the fire department’s cadet program. Jonathan Scott Monroe, 23, of 141 The Post Road, Apt. G, Springfield, faces charges that include three counts each of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor and sexual battery, as well as...
Power outage reported at Kings Island

Power outage reported at Kings Island

MASON -- A power outage that hit Kings Island this evening has affected "certain areas of the park" and officials at the park Tweeted that all attractions will be open soon. That Tweet was sent out just before 7 p.m.  We're continuing to work to get more details about the outage from park officials.  GOT A TIP? Call our 24-hour line, 937-259-2237 or sent it to newsdesk@cmogbnt...
Pike County plea: ‘End this nightmare,’ Rhoden family survivors say

Pike County plea: ‘End this nightmare,’ Rhoden family survivors say

Geneva Rhoden spent a year waking up, losing sleep and shedding more tears than she cares to count. “I would like to say from a mother’s heart, that I hurt so bad inside from the day that I found out,” Rhoden said about the methodical executions of her sons Christopher Sr. and Kenneth, her grandchildren and grandson’s fiancee. “I think about it day and night.” Rhoden...
Clark County Fuller Center to celebrate success stories

Clark County Fuller Center to celebrate success stories

SPRINGFIELD – About two decades ago, at the age of 49, Springfield native Joan Balium was at a crossroads in her life. With three children and a special needs grandson to finish raising, and suddenly no house to raise them in, Balium was searching for answers. She found them at the local Habitat For Humanity chapter, which two years ago became the Clark County Fuller Center for Housing. RELATED...
Promise Zone Community Chest to help cover participation costs

Promise Zone Community Chest to help cover participation costs

What interests the children in your life? Perhaps science and technology fascinate your nephew; your granddaughter enjoys playing team sports; your neighbor’s son wants to be a drummer, and you know all too well from hearing him practice next door! All children have interests; however, not all children have an equal opportunity to pursue them. It is a heartbreaking fact that not all families...
Clark County sheriff’s dispatcher accused of misusing police property

Clark County sheriff’s dispatcher accused of misusing police property

(UPDATED @ 6:25 p.m.) A Springfield man is free on bond, accused of a felony on a charge accusing him of misusing a database used by law enforcement for investigative purposes while he was a Clark County sheriff's dispatcher.  Troy Orndorff, 45, was arrested Wednesday and released on a signature bond (no cash) Friday morning after his arraignment in Clark County Municipal Court on the charge...
Paula Faris was told ‘show your goods’ to succeed at Dayton TV station

Paula Faris was told ‘show your goods’ to succeed at Dayton TV station

Paula Faris, a co-host of ABC’s The View and Good Morning America’s weekend edition, on Friday said she was sexually harassed while working at a Dayton TV news station. “I had an opportunity to start reporting at the station in Dayton, Ohio. One of my superiors, right when I started, said women didn’t belong in sports,” Faris said. “And you won’t make it unless...
West Liberty school shooting victim gets back brace off

West Liberty school shooting victim gets back brace off

The West-Liberty Salem school shooting victim has recovered enough that he took off his back brace Thursday, his parents said on Facebook. Logan Cole, 17, was shot twice Jan. 20 in a bathroom at West-Liberty Salem High School, according to police. Logan required heart surgery and had to wear the brace for the past few months. His family said he has kept a positive altitude throughout the ordeal and...
Jon Husted takes steps toward run for Ohio governor

Jon Husted takes steps toward run for Ohio governor

Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted’s as-yet-unannounced bid for governor moved forward today with the announcement that his office’s press secretary would join the Husted for Ohio campaign. Josh Eck said his last day in the office was today and he will become a spokesman for the campaign. “I have been a fan of Jon Husted’s since before I worked for him. He’s been pretty...
Shawnee wraps up baseball investigation, students face ‘consequences’

Shawnee wraps up baseball investigation, students face ‘consequences’

The Clark-Shawnee Local School District has completed its internal investigation into the school’s baseball team and said students will face consequences. The district has been investigating the Shawnee High School baseball program for about three weeks after allegations were made involving student athletes during a spring break baseball trip to Tennessee. Superintendent Gregg Morris said Friday...
Springfield woman jailed after toddlers found alone blocks from home

Springfield woman jailed after toddlers found alone blocks from home

Springfield police arrested a woman for child endangering after reportedly leaving her nephews home alone. The children were located by witnesses and police three blocks from their home in the area of South Center Street and West Southern Avenue around 10:30 a.m. April 20. The victims are a 1-year-old boy and 2-year-old boy, according to a Springfield police report. Ty'eisha Moore, 25, is facing...
Springfield police investigate theft at Holiday Inn Express

Springfield police investigate theft at Holiday Inn Express

Springfield police are investigating after a man stole a money box from behind the front desk of the Holiday Inn Express on Raydo Circle, according to a police report. Officers responded to the business around 5:20 a.m. Friday after an employee reported the theft. According to the report, the employee said a man pulled up in a gray Ford Taurus and exited the vehicle with a hoodie on tied tightly around...
Mark your calendar for these 2017 meteor showers

Mark your calendar for these 2017 meteor showers

There are plenty of meteor showers to enjoy this year, reports Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini. Mark your calendars and keep checking in for the latest forecast. Lyrids: Active April 16-25. Rates are usually 10-20 meteors per hour. The moon will be a waning crescent so the sky will be pretty dark. This meteor shower is associated with fireballs which are very bright. The shower peaks...
New Wright State president faces criticism over changes at Missouri

New Wright State president faces criticism over changes at Missouri

Wright State University’s incoming president is credited with growing and improving the Missouri University of Science and Technology. She boosted enrollment, increased revenue and tackled budget issues at Missouri S&T. RELATED: New WSU president one of only a few women to lead a university But, her successes there spurred some backlash, including an effort by some faculty members to hold a...
Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

COMMON PLEAS COURT NEW SUITS 17-CV-0174 - Nationstar Mortgage LLC v. Roxanne Monteith, Lakeview, et al., complaint in foreclosure for property located at 823 Perrin Ave., for $39,480. 17-CV-0218 - Ta-Tiana Collins-Dixon, 1118 Tibbetts Ave., and Latoria Wallace, Xenia, v. First Acceptance Services, Inc., Columbus, and Ohio Department of Medicaid, Columbus, complaint in excess of $25,000 for uninsured/underinsured...
Researchers around the world heading to Dayton for AFRL program

Researchers around the world heading to Dayton for AFRL program

Dozens of researchers around the world will work with Air Force Research Laboratory engineers next month in downtown Dayton on solving targeted issues with autonomous systems, an agency leader says. Thirty-nine academic and industry researchers will join 10 AFRL scientists to work on the problem for about three months, said AFRL executive director C. Douglas Ebersole. “It’s going to support...
Clark County Municipal Court cases

Clark County Municipal Court cases

CASES CALLED WEDNESDAY INCLUDED: Randy N. Blevins, 41, of Enon, domestic violence amended to menacing, guilty, 30 days jail with 30 days suspended, apply bond to fine and costs, fined $250; assault, dismissed. Joseph A. Bystrek, 33, of Fairborn, domestic violence amended to disorderly, guilty, 30 days jail with 30 days suspended, payment of fine and costs, fined $250; assault, dismissed. James L....
Springfield woman charged in alleged fanny pack, beer can assault

Springfield woman charged in alleged fanny pack, beer can assault

A woman has been charged with striking another woman in the face with what might have been a fanny pack full of beer cans. Donna Furman, 54, has been charged with assault in Clark County Municipal Court. CRIME: Man acquitted on rape charge appears to kill himself days later “(The victim) stated that the two had been drinking and for a totally unknown reason while in the kitchen … Ms....
Wright State’s executive vice president resigns

Wright State’s executive vice president resigns

Wright State University’s executive vice president of planning is resigning, the Dayton Daily News has learned. Robert Sweeney’s last day as part of the WSU administration will be May 20, said spokesman Seth Bauguess. Sweeney also serves as secretary to the board of trustees. Sweeney will return to a finance faculty position in the Raj Soin College of Business. He will begin teaching full-time...
Pike County Murders: Rhoden family makes plea for information

Pike County Murders: Rhoden family makes plea for information

PIKE COUNTY — The Ohio Attorney General's Office released a video message from Geneva Rhoden and Teresa Grebing, who are pleading for information that could assist in the investigation into the murders of their loved ones.   Eight people, members of the Rhoden, Gilley, and Manley families, were found dead on April 22, 2016.  In the 28 minute video, Geneva Rhoden, the mother...
RETAIL ROUND-UP: 3 stories about Cabela’s, RadioShack, Starbucks

RETAIL ROUND-UP: 3 stories about Cabela’s, RadioShack, Starbucks

If you missed out on some of your retail and business news this week, here’s what you need to catch up on before the weekend. Early on in the week, another teen clothing retailer announced it was closing 400 stores nationwide — including some locations in Ohio. Clothing store rue21 announced it is planning on closing hundreds of stores, including stores in Mason, Hamilton and Cincinnati...
8 Springfield alums to be honored today

8 Springfield alums to be honored today

A local school district will honor a group of alumni today that includes academic leaders, lawyers and former sports stars. Springfield City Schools will host its 12th annual Alumni of Distinction Award Program at 6:30 p.m. at the Joseph C. Shouvlin Center on the campus of Wittenberg University, 737 N. Fountain Ave. Eight alumni will be honored at the event, and a dinner will be provided to attendees...
Mechanicsburg library to honor local veterans

Mechanicsburg library to honor local veterans

The Mechanicsburg Library is collecting photos of veterans with connections to the village. Library director Tammie Beers said they are trying to build the library’s digital image collection and share it with the community. “It’s a way to help build that, and it is a way to encourage people to contribute and honor our veterans,” Beers said. MORE: Mayberry in Mechanicsburg to...
PIKE COUNTY SHERIFF: ‘We are getting closer. We will find you.’

PIKE COUNTY SHERIFF: ‘We are getting closer. We will find you.’

PIKE COUNTY — One year after eight members of the Rhoden family were murdered in their beds as they slept, the Ohio Attorney General and local law enforcement officers continue to search for answers.  Pike County residents wonder if the killers will be caught. "Yes I do think it is going to be a lot harder to find them,” said Annie Wilburn, a Piketon resident. &ldquo...
Wet and cool weather to start the weekend

Wet and cool weather to start the weekend

Clouds, few showers return tonight Wet, breezy and cool to start the weekend Warming trend begins with the clearing skies Sunday RELATED: County-by-County Forecasts  Tonight: Mostly cloudy skies are expected with a slight chance for a passing shower, especially late. Temperatures will be in the upper 50s.  Saturday: Expect cloudy skies with occasional showers through the day...
Lyrid Meteor Shower peaks this weekend, but clouds could block the show

Lyrid Meteor Shower peaks this weekend, but clouds could block the show

This weekend another major meteor shower will peak, the Lyrids, but clouds might prevent us from seeing the shower at its peak. This is a rather active shower that will be paired with an almost dark sky. The waning crescent moon will be a very thin sliver in the night sky meaning it won’t be shining too brightly.  Unfortunately, clouds may ruin our chance here to see a good show when it...
Civil War Symposium returns to Clark County

Civil War Symposium returns to Clark County

The Clark County Historical Society will host an American Civil War themed symposium this weekend featuring period music, artifacts and lectures from noted historians. The seventh annual Civil War Symposium will focus on topics such as the homefront and the Reconstruction era after the war on Saturday at the Heritage Center of Clark County, 117 S. Fountain Ave. The event, which starts at 9 a.m., will...
Turner, state lawmakers upset state declined money for Wright-Patt

Turner, state lawmakers upset state declined money for Wright-Patt

Area lawmakers are upset Wright-Patterson Air Force Base was shut out of a share of $5 million in state aid vowed changes Thursday to a state panel that decided to split the money for projects at two Ohio Air National Guard bases. U.S. Rep. Mike Turner and state Reps. Niraj Antani and Rick Perales spoke at a Thursday press conference about their frustrations with Wright-Patterson’s being shut...
Springfield Twp. firefighter accused of assaulting cadets for years

Springfield Twp. firefighter accused of assaulting cadets for years

A recently resigned Springfield Twp. firefighter has been accused of sexually assaulting four teens he met through the cadet program at the fire department. Jonathan Monroe, 23, showed up at the Springfield Police Division earlier this month and allegedly confessed to assaulting the teens over the last several years, with the latest incident occurring just last month. A warrant has been issued for...
Police: Man tries to jump aboard train in Springfield

Police: Man tries to jump aboard train in Springfield

A man suffered a head injury and was taken to Springfield Regional Medical Center after he apparently tried to jump aboard a moving train, Springfield police said. The man’s injuries were not life-threatening, and he was alert and talking at the scene, police said. The incident is under investigation but police said it’s not likely the man would be charged. A man was injured tonight after...
Ohio gets $26 million to fight opioids

Ohio gets $26 million to fight opioids

The state will receive $26 million to fight heroin and prescription drugs, part of a pot of $485 million in grants that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is offering to battle the drug epidemic. According to Ohio Mental Health and Addiction Services, the money will be used over the next two years for medication-assisted treatment, prevention, screening, recovery supports and addressing...
Pike County murders: 5 unanswered questions 1 year later

Pike County murders: 5 unanswered questions 1 year later

The one-year anniversary of the brutal slayings of eight family members in rural Pike County is April 22.  Despite intense media scrutiny and around-the-clock work by investigators, there still remain more questions than answers.  Here are five mysteries that still remain one year later: At various times in the investigation there have been differing theories on who killed the Rhoden...
Is Dennis Kucinich running for governor?: He’s coming to Dayton Monday

Is Dennis Kucinich running for governor?: He’s coming to Dayton Monday

Former Congressman Dennis Kucinich will hold a town hall meeting Monday in Dayton, raising questions about whether the former Cleveland mayor and presidential candidate could run for Ohio governor. Kucinich will hold a Columbus press conference earlier in the day before coming to Dayton to discuss “the impact of privatization on Ohio’s public schools,” according to a news release...
Police nab Springfield Twp. firefighter instructor accused of sex abuse

Police nab Springfield Twp. firefighter instructor accused of sex abuse

SPRINGFIELD TWP. — UPDATE @ 11 a.m. (April 21) Jonathan Scott Monroe appeared in court and pleaded not guilty. A judge set bond at $100,000. A 23-year-old man is wanted on multiple charges accusing him of rape and sexual battery involving minors enrolled in the Springfield Twp. Fire Department cadet program.  According to an affidavit filed in Clark County Municipal Court...
Missing Alabama teen found safe in Texas 16 months later

Missing Alabama teen found safe in Texas 16 months later

An Alabama teen who vanished without a trace two years ago after taking out the trash has been found. Alissia Freeman, who was more than 1,000 miles away in El Paso, Texas, reached out to her mother, Vickie Metcalf, on a video call Monday after being out of contact with her family since she disappeared on Dec. 13, 2015. She was 17 at the time. “Alissia told her parents she was going outside...
Demolition of Ohio bridge doesn’t go as planned

Demolition of Ohio bridge doesn’t go as planned

UPDATE 7:37: The implosion of the Jeremiah Morrow Bridge on I-71 in Warren County didn’t go as planned Sunday morning. An ODOT spokesperson said one of the explosive charges came loose, leaving one of four sections standing. Matt Bruning, ODOT spokesman, said crews will look to attach another charge, and try to demolish the remaining bridge within an hour. The delay isn’t expected...
Rape case lawyer says women are 'especially good' at lying

Rape case lawyer says women are 'especially good' at lying

A lawyer for a wealthy Tennessee businessman who was later found not guilty in a Memphis rape trial made a comment during closing arguments Thursday that raised some eyebrows. According to WHBQ, Steve Farese, attorney for Mark Giannini, said women are "especially good" at lying. "People can be very good at lying," Farese said. "Women can be especially good at it because...
Donald Trump reveals where he'll be instead of the White House Correspondents' Dinner

Donald Trump reveals where he'll be instead of the White House Correspondents' Dinner

Every year, the White House Correspondents’ Dinner is one of the social events of the spring. For almost 100 years, journalists, government officials and celebrities have gotten together to crack jokes and eat expensive meals. The event has been attended by Frank Sinatra and Duke Ellington. In 2011, then-President Barack Obama roasted Donald Trump (who was in attendance), and some speculate...
14-year-old recovers, smiles 2 months after being shot in head

14-year-old recovers, smiles 2 months after being shot in head

A 14-year-old girl is going home following a long hospital stay. Police say two teenage boys shot her in the head and left her for dead in a canal near their school. Deserae Turner of Smithfield, Utah, was found in extremely critical condition Feb. 17, KSL reports. Two 16-year-old boys are accused of luring Deserae to join them after school, then shot her in the back of her head. Prosecutors...
Police officer helps boy tie necktie in heartwarming viral photo

Police officer helps boy tie necktie in heartwarming viral photo

A police officer is going viral after teaching a boy how to tie a tie when he was “too embarrassed” to ask for help. X’zavier was at the Indiana Statehouse recently to receive the “Youth of the Year” award from his local Boys and Girls Club, according to Inside Edition. X’zavier was escorted to the ceremony by his aunt, Victoria Mada, and her sister. After...
Beloved school crossing guard begins fight with cancer after losing mom, sister to disease

Beloved school crossing guard begins fight with cancer after losing mom, sister to disease

A beloved crossing guard is saying goodbye to her students, for now, as she begins a battle with cancer. Sanjuana Torres has been a part-time crossing guard at the Rusk School in Houston, Texas, for 30 years. She knows just about every child’s name, and they love her. “She’s family. She’s everything. She was our first friend,” one student told KHOU. Torres recently...
10-year-old boy with autism arrested at school

10-year-old boy with autism arrested at school

Luanne Haygood, the mother of a 10-year-old boy with autism, is angry that her son was arrested earlier this month at his Florida school for allegedly punching and kicking his teacher six months ago. Okeechobee County school resource officers put the child in handcuffs at Okeechobee Achievement Academy, but Haygood said the school district isn’t properly equipped to deal with autistic children...

Spring cleaning your computer

As you’re doing spring cleaning around the home, don’t forget about your computer! It needs taken care of, too. Here are a few things you should consider doing to keep your computer in tip-top shape: Run a malware scanner to remove junk: Along with having an anti-virus installed, consider a secondary anti-malware program. They can catch things missed by your anti-virus, in addition to...
'Happy Days' stars share condolences after Erin Moran's death

'Happy Days' stars share condolences after Erin Moran's death

Ron Howard, Henry Winkler and other stars from the cast of "Happy Days" are sharing their condolences in the wake of Erin Moran's Death. Moran portrayed Joanie Cunningham, Howard's sister on the show. She was found dead Saturday night. “Such sad sad news. RIP Erin. I’ll always choose to remember you on our show making scenes better, getting laughs and lighting up tv screens,&rdquo...

H.S. Results for 4/22: St. Henry coach gets 500th win

John Dorner, in his 28th season as head baseball coach of St. Henry, won his 500th career game in a 12-2 contest over Fort Jennings on Saturday. Ryan Luttmer was 4-for-4 with three doubles and six RBI and Rylee Deitsch was 4-for-4 with a triple and three RBI to lead St. Henry at the plate. On the mound Daylon Lange scattered four hits over four innings, striking out five and earning the win. St. Henry...
‘Happy Days’ actress Erin Moran dead at 56

‘Happy Days’ actress Erin Moran dead at 56

Erin Moran, best known to TV audiences as Joanie Cunningham in “Happy Days” and its spinoff “Joanie Loves Chachi,” was found dead Saturday. She was 56. Moran played the younger sister of Richie Cunningham for the show’s 11-season run. She reprised the role in the spinoff, which only lasted a season. After the show was canceled, she was cast in minor roles in “The...
New Southeastern football coach Payton Printz: ‘I can’t wait’

New Southeastern football coach Payton Printz: ‘I can’t wait’

A familiar name has returned to Ohio Heritage Conference football. But instead of continuing a successful run at Triad, Payton Printz will be hoping to do the same at Southeastern High School. Printz recently was approved by the Southeastern Local School District to be its football coach. He succeeds Greg Bonifay, who resigned earlier this spring to accept a similar position at Greater Western Ohio...
Rare, 400-pound crocodile gets surgery at Florida zoo

Rare, 400-pound crocodile gets surgery at Florida zoo

A 13-year-old Orinoco crocodile was taken into surgery at the Zoo Hospital in Miami on Friday to treat an infected wound. A team of zoo staff veterinarians operated on the croc’s left wrist when “something, probably another cranky crocodile, took a bite out of it,” the Miami Herald reports. Orinoco crocodiles are a rare, endangered species that reside in fresh-water areas of...
Family leaves heartwarming note after sitting behind NFL receiver on flight

Family leaves heartwarming note after sitting behind NFL receiver on flight

You never know who is watching or how you can influence them. Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Mohamed Sanu learned that after getting a note from someone who sat behind him on a flight. Sanu tweeted a photo of the note saying, "This definitely put a smile on my face." The note reads: "Hi! You don't know us, but we wanted to thank you. Our son sat behind you on this flight and watched...
Mother hopes new sketches will help find son 38 years after kidnapping

Mother hopes new sketches will help find son 38 years after kidnapping

A mother whose son was kidnapped just days after he was born believes she will one day find him. "I wonder about him, pray about him. I pray he's OK," Donna Green said. Green's son, Raymond, was kidnapped nearly 40 years ago. She believes a woman who befriended her at the hospital took him. "I was standing at the nursery, looking at the window, looking at my son, when this young lady...
Powell looking to “move forward” after being renewed as Dunbar coach

Powell looking to “move forward” after being renewed as Dunbar coach

Darran Powell has been renewed as the Dunbar High School football coach. His status as coach had been under scrutiny since a series of events last season ultimately led to one of the harshest penalties in Ohio High School Athletic Association history. Powell, a Dunbar graduate, told his returning players on Thursday his coaching contract for the upcoming season had been renewed. “It was tears...
Hernandez family thankful for condolences, asks for privacy at funeral

Hernandez family thankful for condolences, asks for privacy at funeral

The body of former football star and convicted murderer Aaron Hernandez will be moved to a funeral home in Connecticut this weekend, just days after he apparently took his own life in jail.  His family sent a statement Saturday, thanking the public for offering condolences and complying with the family’s request for privacy: "The family of Aaron Hernandez wishes to thank all of you...
Joey Votto shows signs of getting back on track

Joey Votto shows signs of getting back on track

A 7-2 start for the Cincinnati Reds in 2017 seems like ancient history. Since returning from a six-game road trip and starting a 10-game homestand at Great American Ball Park, the team is 2-7. The Reds fell back to the .500 mark at 9-9 with a 12-8 loss to the Chicago Cubs on Saturday. On the bright side, Joey Votto drove in five runs with a 3-for-5 performance. He has three home runs in the last six...

Grand slam, triple play in same – high school! – game

Hope you all had a nice Earth Day. I celebrated by watering some new grass seed and shivering at a high school softball game. That was better than having to sit through the Reds-Cubs game. After a hot start, Cincinnati and its pitchers are cooling off. Kind of like our recent weather pattern. You don’t see many grand slams in baseball, and even fewer triple plays (only 19 in the big leagues...
Campbell's soup recalled due to labeling

Campbell's soup recalled due to labeling

Campbell Soup Co. is recalling more than 4,000 pounds of chicken soup due to mislabeling. “Campbell’s Homestyle Healthy Request Chicken with Whole Grain Pasta” 18.6 oz. cans with a best buy date of Feb. 13, 2019, have been recalled. The cans have EST. 4R written on the bottom of them. The cans were filled with the wrong soup; Campbell’s Homestyle Healthy Request Italian-Style...
Chicago Cubs hand Cincinnati Reds fourth straight loss

Chicago Cubs hand Cincinnati Reds fourth straight loss

The Cincinnati Reds trolled Chicago Cubs fans with the Bandwagon Cam on Friday. The camera found a fan who had never been to Chicago (allegedly), one who didn’t know who Ernie Banks was (maybe) and another who bought his Cubs shirt that day (probably). Cubs fans had a good laugh about it, maybe because they figured they would get the last laugh — and they did with a 6-5, 11-inning...
Kenny G serenades Delta passengers mid-flight for charity

Kenny G serenades Delta passengers mid-flight for charity

With tempers flaring on recent flights, perhaps a little music to soothe the soul is appropriate.Enter Kenny G. and his soprano saxophone. TMZ reported that the legendary musician performed Saturday while walking up and down the aisle of a Delta flight from Tampa to Los Angeles, in support of the Relay for Life charity.When a flight attendant announced that the crew was raising money for charity in...
U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao coming to region Monday

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao coming to region Monday

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao will visit the region Monday, touring the Transportation Research Center (TRC) Inc. in East Liberty with U.S. Sen. Rob Portman. She will tour the facility, which is the country’s largest independent vehicle test facility and proving grounds. Chao is the wife of U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Jr. of Kentucky. Her visit is scheduled for...
Girl's tearful plea to find missing dog answered

Girl's tearful plea to find missing dog answered

An Ohio girl's tearful plea asking the public to help find her missing dog went viral this week. Now there's good news: Buddy the dog has been found and reunited with his family.Laura Wallace posted a video of her 5-year-old daughter Madison's emotional plea and a photo of Buddy on her Facebook page on Wednesday. She had no idea that the video would go viral, being viewed over 9 million times. >...
Saturday’s high school baseball games at Fifth Third Field postponed

Saturday’s high school baseball games at Fifth Third Field postponed

Saturday’s high school baseball games scheduled to be played at Dayton’s Fifth Third Field have been postponed to a later date. Saturday’s Greater Western Ohio Conference doubleheader featuring Beavercreek vs. Fairborn and Greenville vs. West Carrollton will be played at Field Third Field on a date to be determined. On Sunday, Covington will play St. Henry at 4 p.m. at Fifth Third...
National Record Store day celebrates vinyl

National Record Store day celebrates vinyl

The plop of the record drop, the scratch of the needle finding its groove - those are just some of the memories that come to mind when you talk about record albums. >> Read more trending news   Record Store Day started as a grassroots celebration of vinyl albums by independent record store owners in 2007, with the first Record Store Day coming the next year, on April 19, 2008. The...
Man accused of putting bleach in convenience store's barbecue sauce

Man accused of putting bleach in convenience store's barbecue sauce

Police say an Illinois man working at a convenience store tampered with food by putting bleach in a bottle of barbecue sauce.The barbecue sauce was for use in the store's sloppy joe sandwiches, according to SaukValley.com, but it appears the tampering was detected by another employee before tainted food could be sold to customers. Brent A. Gross, 23, was charged with attempted tampering with...
Police: Parents arrested for allowing 14-year-old son to smoke pot

Police: Parents arrested for allowing 14-year-old son to smoke pot

A man and woman in Utah have been arrested for allowing their 14-year-old son to smoke marijuana, police said.The couple was arrested Tuesday. Edwin Lee Steward and Valerie Steward, both 37, were charged with delinquency of a minor and drug charges, and are both under investigation for felony child endangerment, according to KSL. Valerie Steward was previously convicted on drug charges in 2015...
Florida man convicted of killing former FSU mascot in gumbo spice dispute

Florida man convicted of killing former FSU mascot in gumbo spice dispute

A Florida man has been convicted of second-degree murder in the stabbing death of his co-worker in what began as a dispute over gumbo seasoning.Orlando Ricardo Thompson, 27, was found guilty Thursday in the 2015 death of Caleb Halley, according to The Panama City News Herald. He faces up to life in prison for the crime. Thompson will be sentenced on May 4. >> Read more trending news On...
Hash browns recalled for possible contamination with golf balls

Hash browns recalled for possible contamination with golf balls

Hash browns sold under the Harris Teeter and Roundy's brands have been recalled for an unusual reason: possible golf ball contamination.The Food & Drug Administration's recall notice says that McCain Foods USA, Inc. has voluntarily recalled frozen hash browns sold under the Harris Teeter and Roundy's brands because they may be "contaminated with extraneous golf ball materials, that...
Police officer playing hopscotch with child wins internet's heart

Police officer playing hopscotch with child wins internet's heart

While police officers are required to have certain skills, hopscotch is not one them. That didn't stop an officer in Texas from showing off his hop game.Lyle Gensler, an officer with the Grand Prairie Police Department, spotted a girl playing hopscotch in his neighborhood Wednesday while heading to work, according to Inside Edition. He decided to pull over and join the game, obtaining a rock...
Frito-Lay recalls jalapeno chips over salmonella concerns

Frito-Lay recalls jalapeno chips over salmonella concerns

Frito Lay is voluntarily recalling select brands of its jalepeno-flavored chips due to concerns of salmonella contamination.The Food and Drug Administration's recall notice says the seasoning powder used on the chips is the target of the recall.>> Read more trending newsNo illnesses have been reported in connection with the recall. Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes...
Earth Day 2017 prompts global #MarchForScience movement

Earth Day 2017 prompts global #MarchForScience movement

Earth Day 2017 will focus on the importance of science. The March for Science movement is holding events around the globe to emphasize how important science is to mankind. According to the March for Science’s Twitter profile, the organization “champions robustly funded and publicly communicated science as a pillar of human freedom and prosperity.” The Trump administration’s...
Ilie Nastase under fire for comment about Serena Williams

Ilie Nastase under fire for comment about Serena Williams

Tennis great Ilie Nastase could face censure after apparently making a racist comment about Serena Williams' pregnancy, ESPN reported. >> Read more trending news  At a news conference to tout Romania’s Fed Cup playoff against Great Britain, Romania's captain apparently made a comment about Williams, a 23-time Grand Slam singles champion who announced she was pregnant with her...
Death toll rises to 140 after Taliban attack in Afghanistan

Death toll rises to 140 after Taliban attack in Afghanistan

The death toll has risen to “as many as 140” Afghan soldiers in the wake of Friday’s attack on a military base by Taliban members apparently disguised in military uniforms, officials said. >> Read more trending news One official in the northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif, where the attack occurred, said Saturday at least 140 soldiers were killed and many others were wounded, ...
Virginia police put on dancing shoes at ‘Cops and Curls’ event

Virginia police put on dancing shoes at ‘Cops and Curls’ event

Virginia police gave young girls a whirl on the floor last week during the second annual “Cops and Curls” dance in Norfolk, WKTR reported. >> Read more trending news More than 50 members of the Norfolk Police Department hosted the event in a downtown ballroom for girls ages 6 to 12. Each girl received a corsage, a red carpet walk, and photographs to commemorate the event, WTKR...
Rob Lowe debuts as KFC’s newest colonel Sunday

Rob Lowe debuts as KFC’s newest colonel Sunday

Meet the new KFC colonel — actor Rob Lowe. >> Read more trending news The actor has played many roles through the years — as Sam Seaborn in “The West Wing” and Chris Traeger in “Parks and Recreation,” for example — but the former Brat Pack member who also starred in “St. Elmo’s Fire” is branching out into fast food. Lowe will portray...
Serena Williams shares another shot from Mexico vacation

Serena Williams shares another shot from Mexico vacation

Tennis star Serena Williams announced she was pregnant on Snapchat earlier this week as she shared — and then deleted — a photo of her baby bump with the cryptic caption “20 weeks” from her vacation in Mexico. >> Read more trending news The world’s top-ranked female player shared another shot from her getaway with fiancé and Reddit co-founder Alexis...
Texas fire department hires first woman firefighter

Texas fire department hires first woman firefighter

For the first time in its 105-year history, a fire department in a southern Texas town has hired a woman as one of its firefighters, Fox News reported. >> Read more trending news Bree Rios was officially hired April 12, joining the 108 men at the Harlingen Fire Department. Harlingen is located just north of Brownsville near the Mexican border. “Here in Harlingen, it’s a first...
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