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International applicants dramatically down at area universities

U.S. college applications from international students are dramatically down, including requests received by area universities that rely on the tuition revenue generated by the foreign applicants. Around 39 percent of U.S. universities are reporting a decline in international applications for the fall semester while 26 percent saw no change and 35 percent saw an increase, according to a survey released...
Springfield leaders: Anti-violence efforts lead to drop in murders

Springfield leaders: Anti-violence efforts lead to drop in murders

The homicide rate in Springfield dropped almost 60 percent last year and community leaders believe their efforts to reach out to young people are part of the reason for the improvement. But gun violence remains a rising problem, Springfield Police Chief Steve Moody said. A dozen people were murdered in Springfield in 2015, with four of the killings within nine days. Last year five people were killed...
Storm that prompts tornado warning spawns 2 funnel clouds

Storm that prompts tornado warning spawns 2 funnel clouds

A strong storm that prompted the National Weather Service to issue tornado warnings for Clark and Greene counties this evening produced two funnel clouds, the NWS reported. Another round of showers, storms this evening Some could be strong More rain late Monday through early Tuesday Tonight: Mostly cloudy skies are expected this evening and overnight. Another round of showers and storms is expected...
Student of the Week Triad High School

Student of the Week Triad High School

Name: Morgan Hunter School: Triad High School Grade: 11 Age: 17 Extra-curricular: Drama/play Claim to fame/honors: The Mad Hatter and Lord Farquand in THS drama club presentations Words you live by: “I have completed the course.” Toughest challenge: Overcoming stage fright Biggest influence: My father, Daniel Hunter School-day rituals: Learn, eat, fall asleep What’s on your bedroom...
Athlete of the Week Triad High School

Athlete of the Week Triad High School

Name: Cassey Poe School: Triad High School Grade: 11 Age: 17 Sports: Cheerleading Claim to fame/honors: Winning the OHC title alongside my team, being the OHC jump-off champion three years in a row and winning the All American cheerleader title all five years of my cheerleading career Words you live by: “Surround yourself with the dreamers, the believers and the thinkers; but most of all, surround...
1 killed, at least 2 hurt in Champaign Co. motorcycle crash

1 killed, at least 2 hurt in Champaign Co. motorcycle crash

One person is killed and at least two others are injured tonight after a motorcycle crash near West Liberty. The crash was reported around 7 p.m. in the 2700 block of West Ohio 245, according to the Champaign County Sheriff’s Office. Those injured are being taken to Mary Rutan Hospital in Bellefontaine, and the county coroner has been contacted, the sheriff’s office said. The names...
Police: Cincinnati driver fatally shot who struck 4-year-old boy

Police: Cincinnati driver fatally shot who struck 4-year-old boy

A 44-year-old man was fatally shot Friday after he struck a 4-year-old boy with his car in the Cincinnati neighborhood of Walnut Hills. The driver, identified as Jamie Urton, hit the boy around noon on Kenton Street when the boy crossed the street in front of Urton’s car. Urton got out of the car, when an altercation started between onlookers and the driver, our news partner WCPO-TV in Cincinnati...
Clark County woman to run in Boston Marathon

Clark County woman to run in Boston Marathon

Clark County resident and marathon runner Lisa Duffey was devastated when she first heard about the Boston bombings back in 2013. The Boston Marathon — an important staple in running world — had been attacked. Duffey, who had participated in her first race three years earlier, decided to organize an impromptu group run at the C.J. Brown Reservoir to honor those who had been killed and...
Springfield group dies into archaeological secrets

Springfield group dies into archaeological secrets

The Standing Stones of Stenness, Skara Brae and the Ring of Brodgar sound like names written in runic type on maps J.R.R. Tolkien drew for his Lord of the Rings trilogy. They are, in fact, ancient archaeological sites on the Orkney Islands off the northern coast of Scotland, and what researchers are learning there may be changing the map of Great Britain during the Stone Age, and with it the understanding...
Feds reach agreement with Wittenberg U. on sexual assault complaints

Feds reach agreement with Wittenberg U. on sexual assault complaints

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights has reached an agreement with Wittenberg University after finding that the university’s handling of complaints arising from reports of sexual assault violated federal law. The probe, under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, was based on complaints filed in July 2011 and April 2013, alleging that the university failed...
Springfield, Russian artists paint Westcott House for Wright’s birthday

Springfield, Russian artists paint Westcott House for Wright’s birthday

A local artist and a renowned Russian artist are saluting one of America’s greatest architectural geniuses on the anniversary of his 150th birthday this year. Frank Lloyd Wright, who designed Springfield’s historic Westcott House and numerous other significant American homes and buildings, is being celebrated for this landmark year through a number of activities nationwide. RELATED: Historic...
Springfield City Schools hope to decide on high school’s future soon

Springfield City Schools hope to decide on high school’s future soon

The Springfield City School District administration wants to have a recommendation for the board of education by the beginning of May on whether the district should eliminate academies at the high school. Superintendent Bob Hill gave a presentation at a school board meeting Thursday night and told board members that high school teachers are diligently working together to come up with the best structure...
Showers and storms arrive overnight, Sunday

Showers and storms arrive overnight, Sunday

Clouds increase overnight with the chance for a few passing showers, Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar said. There is a slight chance for lightning or thunder. Lows overnight will be in the middle 50s. Few isolated showers/storms overnight Widespread showers/storms Sunday Some storms could be strong Sunday: Showers and thunderstorms are expected, some of which could be strong in the afternoon...
Springfield residents to ask city leaders about finances, tax increase

Springfield residents to ask city leaders about finances, tax increase

The city of Springfield will host financial forums one month before voters decide on an income tax increase at the polls on May 2. The forums are open to the public and will include presentations on both the city’s financial status and the upcoming tax issue. It will also include time for residents to ask questions, Deputy City Manager Bryan Heck said. The forums will be held from 5:30 to 6...
Commentary: RyanCare a loser, no matter its fate in Congress

Commentary: RyanCare a loser, no matter its fate in Congress

If only Julius Caesar had listened to the soothsayer who, in plain Latin, warned him, “Beware of the Ides of March.” Instead, the powerful, arrogant Roman tweeted, er, complained, “He is a Dreamer, let us leave him.” And leave he did — forever — on the Ides of March, March 15, 44 B.C. Someone should have given American farmers, ranchers, and rural residents a similar...
Legendary Clifton Mill focused on serving ‘comfort food’

Legendary Clifton Mill focused on serving ‘comfort food’

Restaurant: Clifton Mill Location: 75 Water St., Clifton Website: www.cliftonmill.com Telephone: (937) 767-5501 Background/overview Anthony Satariano, Sr. and his wife Patricia bought the Millrace Restaurant in Clifton in 1988 from Texas businessman Larry Davis. The simple, rustic snack-shop at the old mill was known to be a “tax write-off” for the previous owner. The Satariano family...
Ohio’s Senators tour Wright-Patt as budget pressures mount

Ohio’s Senators tour Wright-Patt as budget pressures mount

Ohio’s two U.S. senators say a federal government shut down is unlikely next month, but added the prospect of keeping spending levels at last year’s rate could stay in place beyond a late April deadline to reach a budget deal. Five U.S. senators, including Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, and Rob Portman, R-Ohio, were joined by John Boozman, R-Ark., and Senate Armed Services Committee ranking member...
EF Hutton borrows $3M against prominent downtown Springfield building

EF Hutton borrows $3M against prominent downtown Springfield building

EF Hutton America has borrowed $3 million using the company’s downtown office tower as collateral, according to documents filed with the Clark County Recorder’s Office. The documents obtained by the Springfield News-Sun show EF Hutton America took out an open-end mortgage on the property at 1 Main St. last month. Chris Daniels, the company’s CEO, declined to comment on the transaction...
Wittenberg breaks ground on $40M complex designed to lure students

Wittenberg breaks ground on $40M complex designed to lure students

Wittenberg University leaders broke ground Friday on a $40 million indoor athletic facility that they hope will help with student recruitment and facilitate more connections with the Springfield community. Among the features of the new 125,000 square-feet complex will be an indoor 100-yard artificial turf surface; a six-lane, 300-meter indoor track; a 7,000-square-foot weight room; a sport performance...
Ohio adds 15K jobs in February

Ohio adds 15K jobs in February

Ohio employers posted a net gain of 15,200 jobs last month — the second-highest statewide increase in the nation — while the February unemployment rate edged up to 5.1 percent from 5 percent in January, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) reported today. The state jobs department also reported a significant revision to the January total, which was revised up by 5,200...
Air Force responds to concerns from Trump over Air Force One costs

Air Force responds to concerns from Trump over Air Force One costs

The Air Force has put a general in a newly created post in charge of the development of the next Air Force One, which is under a Pentagon review after criticism of the plane’s costs from President Donald Trump. The change shows how seriously the Air Force is taking criticism of a program that costs taxpayers billions of dollars. Brig. Gen. Duke Richardson, who recently was selected for promotion...
Inmate allegedly hits Clark County deputy days before release

Inmate allegedly hits Clark County deputy days before release

A Clark County inmate’s stay in jail might be extended after an alleged altercation with a deputy days before his release. John James Rommel, 35, of Springfield, was charged with assault on a peace officer after he allegedly punched a deputy in the jail. RELATED: Springfield man charged with trafficking 5 kinds of drugs According to court records, the incident allegedly began with Rommel failing...
Will Trumpcare pass? Local stakeholders concerned

Will Trumpcare pass? Local stakeholders concerned

Will Trumpcare pass? Local stakeholders concerned http://www.daytondailynews.com/news/will-trumpcare-pass-local-stakeholders-concerned/L7qr0tnj64wtbCMrpzUP3J/ President Donald Trump and GOP leaders continued their last-ditch efforts Friday morning to round up enough votes to pass the American Health Care Act (AHCA) in the House, where lawmakers are expected to vote on the bill later today. The revised...
WSU, UD see major declines in international student applicants

WSU, UD see major declines in international student applicants

Wright State University and the University of Dayton are suffering from a large decline in international student applications for the fall 2017 semester. The decline, which follows a national trend, could cause trouble for universities as international students are not eligible for federal financial aid and typically pay full price for tuition at U.S. colleges. RELATED: WSU leaders: Fire long-suspended...
Clark County Municipal Court cases

Clark County Municipal Court cases

CASES CALLED WEDNESDAY INCLUDED: Ariana L. Arrone, 20, of Dayton, driving without valid license, guilty, 150 hours community service by May 24, 30 days jail suspended on completion of community service; falsification, guilty; speed, no seat belt, dismissed. Adrian M. Bush, 30, address unknown, violation of temporary protection order, dismissed - prosecutor request. Dawan A. Dixon, 38, of 1708 Allison...
Rally against heroin held in downtown Springfield

Rally against heroin held in downtown Springfield

SPRINGFIELD --  Residents rallied outside the Springfield Police Division and Clark County Jail to raise awareness about the heroin epidemic Friday. In Clark County about 500 people have died from drug-related overdoses since 1998. Last year 79 people died from drug overdoses in Clark County, a record number. There has been 32 suspected drug overdoses through February of this year, 12 of them...
With seven starters back, Southeastern hopes to be contender in OHC

With seven starters back, Southeastern hopes to be contender in OHC

The Southeastern softball team had many of its 14 players involved in other activities at the school and had trouble getting its full squad together during preseason practice. The Trojans have games scheduled on six of the next eight days, beginning with their opener against visiting Bellbrook at 11 a.m. Saturday. Veteran coach Randy “Tojo” Delaney seldom feels ready for the start of a...
Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

COMMON PLEAS COURT NEW SUITS 17-CV-0167 - Fifth Third Mortgage Company, Cincinnati, v. Mickey L. Sparrow, 4825 Mumper Road, et al., complaint in foreclosure for property located at 405-407 N. Bechtle Ave., for $45,405. 17-CV-0170 - Day Air Credit Union, Kettering, v. Stephen Setzer and Kasey Setzer, 4914 Bosart Road, complaint for $22,937. 17-DP-0242 - Denise Powers, 1231 Highland Ave., v. T.J. Frock...
Teen, mother, and grandmother killed in Columbus house fire

Teen, mother, and grandmother killed in Columbus house fire

COLUMBUS — A 16-year-old girl, her mother and grandmother were killed in a west Columbus house fire early Friday, according to our news partner 10TV. The teen was transported to  Nationwide Children's Hospital where she was pronounced dead.  The fire started around 3 a.m. on Cherry Creek Parkway North, near Norton Road and Sullivant Avenue.  The teen’s mother and grandmother...
Clark County drug overdose deaths reach record number

Clark County drug overdose deaths reach record number

Clark County saw a record number of accidental drug overdose deaths last year, which local leaders said was caused by the opioid epidemic that’s spread across the country. The majority of the 79 drug deaths in Clark County last year involved heroin and illicit fentanyl, Clark County Coroner Dr. Richard Marsh said. Many of the deaths involve multiple drugs, including cocaine and other designer...
Warm weekend ahead with chances for storms

Warm weekend ahead with chances for storms

Partly cloudy skies will continue overnight with some increase in clouds, Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell said. Temperatures will fall into the middle 50s by morning. Quiet and mild tonight Temperatures in the 70s Saturday Showers, storms Saturday night into Sunday SATURDAY: Partly cloudy skies will start the day with increasing clouds, Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric...
Cyber war: Defense firms face battle to guard secrets

Cyber war: Defense firms face battle to guard secrets

Thousands of defense contractors face a Pentagon directive to boost cyber security defenses by the end of the year, but many will likely won’t have all the safeguards in place, a cyber expert says. “We don’t anticipate many companies being close to being compliant by the end of the year,” said Timothy Birt, Riverside Research information technology security administrator in...
SPECIAL REPORT: Cyber warriors can stop cars, shut off water and unlock jail cells

SPECIAL REPORT: Cyber warriors can stop cars, shut off water and unlock jail cells

Air Force Capt. Eddie Caberto taps a key board and a speedometer flashes beyond 100 mph before redlining. For the student at the Air Force Institute of Technology the demonstration via a laptop computer and a mock-up of a speedometer demonstrates what could happen if a hacker found their way inside your car or truck through a vehicle’s entertainment system. “I would launch an attack from...
Police search for vehicle involved in Speedway robbery

Police search for vehicle involved in Speedway robbery

Authorities are looking for a vehicle suspected of being involved in an armed robbery Thursday morning. A pursuit started just after 4 a.m. in the area of West Main and Yellow Springs streets in Springfield. Police said the vehicle is the suspect vehicle from the Thursday armed robbery at the Speedway on N. Bechtle Avenue Thursday morning. Police have lost the vehicle, but continue to look for it...
Man shot, killed on Linden Ave. in Springfield identified

Man shot, killed on Linden Ave. in Springfield identified

A Springfield man was shot and killed Friday morning in the city's second homicide of the year, both coming in the span of eight days. Brandon Jamal Dearmond, 30, of Charles St., was found with multiple gunshot wounds in the 1300 block of Linden Avenue. Police were initially dispatched to the area of Linden and Rose Street, but could not find a victim, according to a report from the Springfield...
Catholic Central baseball coach sees better times ahead

Catholic Central baseball coach sees better times ahead

Third-year Catholic Central coach Jon Metzger is brimming with optimism with the return of his top eight players and nine of his top 10 from a year ago. Yes, the squad won only three of 23 games last season. But Metzger believes the Irish are better than what their record showed — and he has the numbers to prove it. With a predominantly freshmen cast in 2015, they had a team batting average...
Springfield native builds center to house, teach children overseas

Springfield native builds center to house, teach children overseas

Springfield native Meredith Wood-Docena was still a student at Cedarville University when she began travelling to the Philippines over the summer for missionary work. Her experiences on those trips would eventually lead to the founding of Obed’s House Ministries in 2013 that aims to help children living on the streets. Wood-Docena is now a resident of General Santos City, Philippines, currently...
Springfield voting precinct leaving church location

Springfield voting precinct leaving church location

A Springfield polling location is being permanently moved to a new building. The voting location for city precincts 2 and 3 — previously at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1612 S. Belmont Ave. — will now be located at Developmental Disabilities of Clark County, 2527 Kenton St. The change will take place immediately, according to the Clark County Board of Elections. The next city election will...
Parent concerned about safety after Springfield student hit by car

Parent concerned about safety after Springfield student hit by car

A child hit by a car while walking to school Thursday morning sparked a call for renewed focus on student safety. Theotis J.D. Moore, 11, was hit around 8 a.m. at the intersection of Selma Road and Kenwood Avenue trying to cross the street to get to school at Kenwood Elementary. The driver of the vehicle has been identified as Ebonie Sachey Butler, 24, of Springfield. Butler was traveling southeast...
Clark County girls encouraged to pursue high-paying science, math jobs

Clark County girls encouraged to pursue high-paying science, math jobs

Engaging more girls to pursue STEM-related careers could mean high-paying jobs for them and benefit the industry as it gains greater diversity, according to industry experts and a local school. That’s why the Springfield City School District held a Girls in STEM program this week at the Career ConnectED Center at The Dome. The event aimed to help girls who will be in high school in a few years...
Troopers find Humvee stolen from Ohio National Guard armory

Troopers find Humvee stolen from Ohio National Guard armory

A military Humvee stolen from the Ohio National Guard Armory in Stow was found Friday night in a garage at a vacant house. The Ohio State Highway Patrol said tips from the public led troopers to find the vehicle. No arrests have been made, and the theft remains under investigation, the patrol said. A military Humvee was stolen from the Ohio National Guard Armory in Stow. The Ohio State Highway Patrol...
Senators, congressman to tour Wright-Patterson Friday

Senators, congressman to tour Wright-Patterson Friday

Five U.S. senators will tour Wright-Patterson Air Force Base on Friday for an inside look at the base’s military operations, officials say. U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio and co-chairman of the Senate Air Force Caucus, will be joined by caucus co-chairman John Boozman, R-Arkansas. Senate Armed Services Committee members Jack Reed, D-R.I., Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii along with Sen. Rob Portman,...
Cincinnati Reds: Mesoraco unlikely to be ready for Opening Day

Cincinnati Reds: Mesoraco unlikely to be ready for Opening Day

Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco likely will not be ready to break spring training camp for Opening Day. Mesoraco has had no setbacks but the Reds are still working on his stamina after two separate surgeries on his hip and shoulder. He is scheduled to play back-to-back games — Tuesday and Wednesday — either in Cactus Legue or minor league game. “That back-to-back is a big step for Devin...
Cincinnati club shooting: Dispute ‘escalated into shots being fired’

Cincinnati club shooting: Dispute ‘escalated into shots being fired’

The investigation into the shooting inside a crowded Cincinnati night club that killed one and wounded 15 others early Sunday morning will take a long time, said Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley. No arrests had been made as of Sunday evening, and Cincinnati Police Chief Eliot Isaac couldn’t confirm if any of the possible shooters were among those transported to the hospital. Around 1:30 a.m. Sunday...
United Airlines kicks two girls off flight for wearing leggings

United Airlines kicks two girls off flight for wearing leggings

United Airlines agents forbade two teenage girls from boarding a flight to Minneapolis because they were wearing leggings, according to witnesses and The Washington Post. A third girl would have been kept off the plane as well, but she put a dress on over her leggings and was then allowed to board. The three teens were traveling on a United Airlines employee pass. The airline said it...
Gator eats golfer’s ball on Florida course

Gator eats golfer’s ball on Florida course

Gator sightings on Florida golf courses are fairly common for most residents, but one golfer didn’t intend on his golf ball becoming a snack for one. Daniel McNamara caught the alligator eating his golf ball Saturday, news partner WPTV Channel 5 reports. McNamara told WPTV he was on his third hole at Long Marsh Golf Course in Rotonda West, Florida, when his ball hit a gator sitting on the...
Madonna’s twins get first Barbie dolls, singer posts video

Madonna’s twins get first Barbie dolls, singer posts video

Madonna’s twins got their first Barbie dolls this weekend and the entertainer is sharing it with the world. >> Read more trending news The “Material Girl” posted adorable video of newly adopted twin daughters, Estere and Stelle playing with the dolls. In the short video posted on Instagram, the girls sang the Finger Family song in unison while sitting on their beds. As they...
A-10 continues tradition of sending coaches to bigger jobs

A-10 continues tradition of sending coaches to bigger jobs

The Atlantic 10 Conference has sent two coaches to the power conferences this month, with Dayton’s Archie Miller headed to Indiana and VCU’s Will Wade on his way to LSU. The conference has seen good success in its coaches moving on to bigger positions. Here’s a look at some of the current conference schools’ coaches who have made moves upward, since their schools have been...
Elephant ranch lets visitors bathe, feed, ride elephants

Elephant ranch lets visitors bathe, feed, ride elephants

A private central Florida elephant preserve offers a unique, hands-on experience to visitors. The Elephant Ranch allows tourists to get up close and personal with the majestic animals. >> Read more trending news The Two Tails Ranch located near Gainesville lets people feed, bathe and even ride the eight elephants living at the ranch. The nonprofit group All About Elephants, Inc. owns and runs...
Dayton Flyers legend Bucky Bockhorn will miss Archie Miller

Dayton Flyers legend Bucky Bockhorn will miss Archie Miller

Archie Miller called Bucky Bockhorn on Saturday after the news broke of him leaving the Dayton Flyers for the Indiana Hoosiers. “He said we’ll get together before we get out of here for a beer and pizza,” Bockhorn said Sunday. Bockhorn, the Dayton Flyers legend and longtime radio analyst for the games on WHIO, said he’s going to miss Miller. They grew close in Miller&rsquo...
Idaho woman blames car crash on deer-chasing Bigfoot

Idaho woman blames car crash on deer-chasing Bigfoot

A northern Idaho woman blamed a car crash with a deer on a Sasquatch sighting last week. >> Read more trending news The woman told police she collided with the deer after spotting a Bigfoot on a highway near Potlatch near the Washington border, according to NBC Montana. The woman said the Sasquatch was chasing the deer Wednesday night along the side of the road, and as she watched the creature...
Where have Dayton’s past coaches come from?

Where have Dayton’s past coaches come from?

The University of Dayton is searching for a new basketball coach after Indiana’s hiring of Archie Miller this weekend. Athletic Director Neil Sullivan said, “You try to find the best coach you can for the University of Dayton.” Here’s where UD has looked in the past for its past five coaches: ARCHIE MILLER: Assistant coach, Arizona  Miller was an assistant coach for...
John Calipari: Archie Miller will do ‘great job’ at Indiana

John Calipari: Archie Miller will do ‘great job’ at Indiana

Kentucky Wildcats coach John Calipari goes way back with the family of Archie Miller. He’s from the same area of western Pennsylvania as the Millers and wrote the foreword for a book written about Archie’s dad John last year. Calipari raved about Archie Miller in Indianapolis earlier this month when Kentucky and the Dayton Flyers both played in the NCAA tournament at Bankers Life Fieldhouse...
Trump now blames conservative Republicans for healthcare failure

Trump now blames conservative Republicans for healthcare failure

  President Donald Trump is now pointing the finger at an ultra-conservative Republican faction in the House for the GOP failure to rally a vote on House speaker Paul Ryan’s American Healthcare Act, scuttling the bill on Friday. >> Read more trending news But on Friday, it wasn’t the far-right Freedom Caucus, but the Democrats Trump publicly blamed for the measure’s failure...
4-year-old with brain tumor gets star treatment as honorary police officer

4-year-old with brain tumor gets star treatment as honorary police officer

A 4-year-old was smiling ear to ear Saturday while he got to be an honorary Boston police officer for the day and member of their basketball team at a cancer research fundraiser in Massachusetts.  "We won't know where we'll be a year from now, but today my son's as happy as he can be," said dad David Higgins.  Declan Higgins, a huge BPD fan, and is being treated for a stage...
Dayton Flyers fans make their case to be next UD coach

Dayton Flyers fans make their case to be next UD coach

To cheer up fans of the Dayton Flyers on a sad day, I asked them Saturday to tell me in 140 characters or less on Twitter why they should be the next UD basketball coach. Judging by their responses, it did brighten their day just a tad — even if everyone woke up Sunday getting used to the news that Archie Miller did indeed leave to coach the Indiana Hoosiers. To UD Athletic Director Neil Sullivan...
Multiple agencies probe jail pepper-spraying, grand juries convene

Multiple agencies probe jail pepper-spraying, grand juries convene

Up to four agencies are investigating the 2015 pepper spraying of Amber Swink in a seven-point restraint chair by then Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Judith Sealey, court documents confirmed. Now, attorneys defending against Swink’s federal civil lawsuit told a judge they would face an “impossible decision” if Sealey and other Montgomery County Jail leaders give depositions...
Viral video captures dramatic chase after alleged theft from construction site

Viral video captures dramatic chase after alleged theft from construction site

Construction workers are about the hardest-working people in America. Once you’ve put shingles on a roof in the summer, there’s not much else that can hurt you. But one thief apparently decided to try to test his luck, and it did not end well for him. According to KTVT, a now-viral video taken from a security camera in University Park, Texas, near Dallas captured the dramatic scene...
‘Fiddler,’ ‘Grapes of Wrath’ among classics at WSU next season

‘Fiddler,’ ‘Grapes of Wrath’ among classics at WSU next season

Three esteemed classics and one of the most vibrant musical comedies ever conceived comprises Wright State University’s 2017-2018 mainstage season. Incorporating the theme “It’s All About You!,’ the organization’s 39th season of plays and musicals, a conglomeration of Pulitzer Prize, Academy Award and Tony Award-winning favorites, consists of George S. Kaufman and Moss...
Cincinnati nightclub shooting: What we know now

Cincinnati nightclub shooting: What we know now

One person was killed and 15 injured, at least two critically, when gunfire erupted early Sunday morning at a hip-hop nightclub in Cincinnati,Ohio. Police are searching for multiple shooters, and have not made any arrests, yet. >> Read more trending news The man who was killed at the Cameo Night Club has been identified as 27-year-old Obryan Spikes. Cincinnati Police Chief Eliot Isaac said at...
Baby born with 'parasitic twin' undergoes risky surgery, makes remarkable recovery

Baby born with 'parasitic twin' undergoes risky surgery, makes remarkable recovery

A baby girl is beginning her new life after a successful but risky surgery to remove extra body parts from what doctors call a “parasitic conjoined twin.” Baby Dominique was born in the Ivory Coast in Africa with four legs and two spines. According to Advocate Health Care, the extra body parts were from an undeveloped parasitic conjoined twin. Dominique was flown to the U.S....
Infowars' Alex Jones apologizes for spreading fake 'Pizzagate' story

Infowars' Alex Jones apologizes for spreading fake 'Pizzagate' story

Alex Jones on Friday apologized to the owner of a Washington, D.C., pizzeria for spreading the fake story last year that linked the restaurant to Hillary Clinton’s campaign and human trafficking. Jones, as the Austin, Texas-based host of Infowars.com, has a long history of pushing wild and false conspiracy theories, such as claiming that the U.S. government perpetrated the 9/11 attacks...
Miffed neighbors say Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner have 'ruined the neighborhood'

Miffed neighbors say Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner have 'ruined the neighborhood'

Neighbors of first daughter Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner, held a meeting last week to complain that the new arrivals in D.C. weren’t doing their part to make things livable for others in the neighborhood. Even though former President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama live a short distance away, and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson also lives nearby, neighbors...
Boy, 9, raises nearly $30K at lemonade stand for grandfather with cancer

Boy, 9, raises nearly $30K at lemonade stand for grandfather with cancer

When Angel Sanchez’ grandfather was diagnosed with stage three colon cancer in December, the boy decided he would try to raise $100 to help.  With help from his mother, Sanchez, 9, built a yellow lemonade stand.  Through support from the community, he has been able to raise $6,700 through a GoFundMe and another $21,766 while the stand was open Saturday, according to the Las...

OPINION: Why defang the State Department?

What in the world is going on at Donald Trump’s State Department? And where in the world is Secretary of State Rex Tillerson? The answer to that second question, at least as of last week, was Asia, where according to foreign journalists he truncated his meetings with South Korean officials after he reportedly felt fatigued. But wait. Tillerson later claimed the Koreans had invented this diagnosis...

Looking at ‘deaths of despair’

Here’s an interesting health story — the Associated Press reported last week that “Middle-age white Americans with limited education are increasingly dying younger, on average, than other middle-age U.S. adults, a trend driven by their dwindling economic opportunities, research by two Princeton University economists has found. OPINION: A view of standardized tests from a father and...
Woman has 70-pound ovarian cyst removed

Woman has 70-pound ovarian cyst removed

A woman had surgery to remove a 70-pound ovarian cyst after she began to have trouble walking, breathing and eating. It is believed to be the largest ever removed whole. The 24-year-old woman from Mexico, who did not want to be identified, noticed she had put on about 56 pounds although she was dieting, according to the Sun. It turned out the weight gain was because of an ovarian cyst that expanded...

H.S. Results for 3/25: Baseball, softball teams kick off season

Freshman pitcher Baylee Petry picked up a pair of wins to help the Greenville softball team start the season 2-0 in doubleheader action on Saturday. Petry had two doubles and drove in four, Alli Hill had a double and 3 RBI and Morgan Gilbert hit a home run in a 13-3 win over Wayne. Greenville dropped Milton-Union 3-0 in the second game, with Cassie Cromwell hitting a solo home run. Softball Miamisburg...
33 snakes, including endangered species, found dead at zoo

33 snakes, including endangered species, found dead at zoo

Knoxville Zoo officials are investigating why 33 reptiles, including three endangered species, died Wednesday.  Herpetologists came to work that morning to find a majority of the 52 animals housed in one of the reptile buildings dead. They immediately evacuated the snakes and lizards, giving them oxygen and checking their heartbeats with an ultrasound device. “This is a devastating and...
Gonzaga routs Xavier to reach Final Four

Gonzaga routs Xavier to reach Final Four

Nigel Williams-Goss scored 23 points and Johnathan Williams added 19 to send top-seeded Gonzaga to its first Final Four with an 83-59 victory over No. 11 seed Xavier in the West Regional final. After 19 straight tournament trips, eight Sweet 16 appearances and a third Elite Eight, the Bulldogs (36-1) took the final step with a convincing victory against the overmatched Musketeers. Gonzaga will play...
Dayton Flyers made ‘aggressive’ push to keep Archie Miller

Dayton Flyers made ‘aggressive’ push to keep Archie Miller

The Archie Miller era in Dayton ended with what’s known on Twitter as a “Woj bomb” at 12:28 p.m. Saturday. Adrian Wojnarowski‏, who breaks most of the big news in basketball, sent shock waves through the Dayton Flyers community with an 82-character tweet. He didn’t need the full 140 to ruin everyone’s weekend. “Archie Miller and Indiana finalizing a 7-year contract...
UNC mascot's memory kept alive through organ donation 10 years later

UNC mascot's memory kept alive through organ donation 10 years later

Sunday marks 10 years since Jason Ray, a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill mascot, died after he was hit by a vehicle in New Jersey. "You've still got that big chunk in your stomach when you think about it," mother Charlotte Ray said.  Jason was in New Jersey to perform as the Tar Heels’ mascot, Rameses, in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament. He was severely...
Reds infield filled with plenty of shortstops

Reds infield filled with plenty of shortstops

The Cincinnati Reds split squad that stayed in Goodyear traveled across town to play the Oakland Athletics on Saturday. Cincinnati started the Cactus League with six straight losses, but after defeating the A’s 8-6, the Reds are now 15-14-1. The other game Saturday was in Las Vegas, as Cincinnati lost to the Cubs 11-7. They have another split squad today, with one game against the Cubs in Las...
Air Force responds to Trump’s concerns over Air Force One costs

Air Force responds to Trump’s concerns over Air Force One costs

The Air Force has put a general in a newly created post in charge of developing the next Air Force One, which is under a Pentagon review after criticism from President Donald Trump about the plane’s costs. The change shows how seriously the Air Force is taking criticism of a program that costs taxpayers billions of dollars. Brig. Gen. Duke Richardson, who recently was selected for promotion...
Second Thoughts? An All-American move might be good for UD

Second Thoughts? An All-American move might be good for UD

I used to yell “stop the ball” a lot when I coached CYO basketball. I was yelling at Wisconsin at the end of its regional semifinal game late Friday. But the Badgers let Florida’s Chris Chiozza dribble straight up the court and paid the price. Four seconds is plenty of time to get a good shot. Stop the ball! The success of the Big East in the past two NCAA tournaments got me and...
Sword-carrying man dressed as Joker arrested

Sword-carrying man dressed as Joker arrested

A man was arrested Friday after going out in public while dressed to look like the Joker from “Batman,”  complete with a cape and a sword. Jeremy Putman, 31, was arrested and charged with wearing a mask in public. He is being held on $2,000 bail, WJLA reports.  Winchester police said they received several calls about Putman walking around the city in the costume around 2...
Spring breakers shotgun beer with shark

Spring breakers shotgun beer with shark

Spring breakers may have taken “fun” a little too far, using sea creatures to help them get drunk. The rowdy Instagram account for Total Frat Move shared a clip sent to the account from some Spring break revelers using an apparent dead shark to shotgun a beer.   While some found these posts amusing, others were critical, calling the video animal abuse. Total Frat Move posted...
Dayton Flyers recruits react to departure of Archie Miller

Dayton Flyers recruits react to departure of Archie Miller

Archie Miller could have picked a better time to leave the Dayton Flyers — not that there would have ever been a perfect time. Miller’s decision to take the head coaching job at Indiana jeopardizes an important five-man recruiting classes that he put together. Athletic director Neil Sullivan said he reached out to the players — McKinley Wright, Jordan Davis, Jordan Pierce, Nahziah...
1 dead, 1 injured in shooting near Vegas’ Cosmopolitan hotel 

1 dead, 1 injured in shooting near Vegas’ Cosmopolitan hotel 

For the second time in less than 24 hours, police have swarmed the Las Vegas Strip after at least one person was killed in a shooting near the Cosmopolitan hotel and casino. Police said Saturday afternoon that the situation was not an active shooter situation.  The suspect peacefully surrendered around 6 p.m., according to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. Around 11:30 a.m. Las Vegas...
Indiana coverage: ‘This guy’s going to win huge at Indiana’

Indiana coverage: ‘This guy’s going to win huge at Indiana’

Columnist Gregg Doyel of the Indianapolis Star led off his opinions on Archie Miller on Saturday with this line, “This guy’s going to win huge at Indiana.” That was a feeling shared by a good number of college basketball media members nationwide on Saturday after it was announced Miller would leave Dayton to become the head basketball coach at Indiana. From Doyel: Other...
Archie Miller: Indiana a ‘dream destination’

Archie Miller: Indiana a ‘dream destination’

Archie Miller provided a first glimpse into his thoughts about leaving the Dayton Flyers for the Indiana Hoosiers on Saturday in a press release by IU. “I am honored to be the head coach at Indiana University,” Miller said. “IU is one of the greatest basketball programs and academic institutions in the country and I cannot wait to get started. With peerless fan support, outstanding...
Dayton Flyers AD on hiring new coach: ‘You’ve got to get it right’

Dayton Flyers AD on hiring new coach: ‘You’ve got to get it right’

University of Dayton Athletic Director Neil Sullivan met with reporters at 3 p.m. Saturday in the Frericks Center less than three hours after the news broke about Dayton Flyers coach Archie Miller leaving to coach the Indiana Hoosiers. Here’s a quick summary of the press conference: • On timeline for hiring a new coach: “There are benefits to being sooner rather than later,&rdquo...
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