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Watch: What happens three years after a golf course closes?

Three years after the Snyder Park Golf Course in Springfield closed, the footprint of the 18-hole course is still plainly visible, the trees are still tall and the grass is still growing and green, although not nearly as manicured.  Declining golf revenue and a tight budget led the National Trail Parks and Recreation District to cease golf operations at Snyder in 2014 and keep its other course...


Highs in the mid-70s today, showers coming Thursday

Highs in the mid-70s today, showers coming Thursday

Tuesday will be another nice day today with more sunshine and warmer temperatures. Warming trend continues through Wednesday Showers, maybe storms Thursday Wet weekend ahead RELATED: County-by-County Forecasts  TODAY: Highs will be in the middle 70s. A few more clouds on Tuesday compared to Monday, but overall it should be pleasant. A few lingering clouds are expected Tuesday night...
Springfield senior Davis wins county’s top basketball honor

Springfield senior Davis wins county’s top basketball honor

Danny Davis was a star for Springfield’s basketball team from his first game as a freshman in 2013 to his final game last month. Though Davis is Springfield’s all-time leading scorer with 1,774 points, it was made clear at the 40th annual Clark County coaches’ basketball banquet on Monday night at Wittenberg University that what most of his teammates and friends will remember him...
Kucinich goes after charter schools in Dayton-area visit

Kucinich goes after charter schools in Dayton-area visit

Dennis Kucinich, a potential candidate for governor and former Ohio congressman, spoke Monday night in Washington Township, where he criticized charter schools as a drain on public funding and public schools. Kucinich called charter schools a “multi-billion dollar boondoogle” that forces Ohioans to subsidize private school education with money that is supposed to go to public schools....
State cracking down on lead hazards in homes

State cracking down on lead hazards in homes

There are hundreds of homes in Ohio that have paint and other entities that are poisoning children with lead and state health officials want them left unoccupied until abatement issues are addressed. The Ohio Department of Health is working to compile a list of residential properties across the state that have unaddressed lead hazards. They are also urging local health departments in Butler, Clark...
Two area health systems named Top 15 in nation

Two area health systems named Top 15 in nation

Kettering Health Network and Mercy Health have been named two of the Top 15 health systems in the nation by the international business research firm Truven Health Analytics. It’s the fifth appearance on the Top 15 list for the Dayton-based Kettering system, comprised of eight hospitals, including Kettering Medical Center, Fort Hamilton, Soin Medical Center and Grandview Medical Center. Cincinnati-based...
Clark County native finds success in costume design, on red carpets

Clark County native finds success in costume design, on red carpets

A 2008 Shawnee High School graduate was recently recognized for career as a costume and fashion designer. Megan Knowles was noted as a distinguished alumni in a Sinclair Community College address on April 17 that for her work that includes designing dresses for red carpet events. Knowles grew up in Clark County. She started designing dresses as a hobby and work has been featured in five red carpet...
Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

COMMON PLEAS COURT NEW SUITS 17-DS-0351 - Shamir Cooper, Fairborn, and James Cooper, 1211 S. Wittenberg Ave., petition for dissolution of marriage. 17-DS-0353 - Sean T. Brooks, South Vienna, and Jennifer L. Brooks, South Vienna, petition for dissolution of marriage. 17-DS-0354 - Amy J. May, 2690 Cleve Ave., and William D. May, 2440 Red Coach Dr., petition for dissolution of marriage. 17-DR-0355 -...
Honda supplier gets $300K tax credit to bring 85 jobs to Springfield

Honda supplier gets $300K tax credit to bring 85 jobs to Springfield

A Japanese auto parts supplier is one step closer to creating 85 new jobs and taking over a Springfield industrial park after receiving tax credits valued at about $300,000 on Monday. Members of the Ohio Tax Credit Authority voted unanimously Monday to approve a 1.217-percent, seven-year tax credit for the Topre America Corp., which has pledged to take over Springfield’s Champion City Business...
Clark County Municipal Court cases

Clark County Municipal Court cases

CASES CALLED THURSDAY INCLUDED: Spencer D. Mitchell, 26, of 429 E. John St., OVI, guilty, 63 days jail with 60 days suspended, three days credit for time served for driver’s intervention program, six months driver’s license suspension, six months probation, fined $375. Saul Ramirez, 36, of 390 Mount Joy St., OVI, guilty, 33 days jail with 30 days suspended, three days jail credit for time...
Springfield dad arrested after baby overdoses, revived with Narcan

Springfield dad arrested after baby overdoses, revived with Narcan

A Springfield man has been charged with endangering children after his 1-year-old son appears to have overdoses and was revived with Narcan — a trend Clark County leaders say is happening more often as the epidemic deepens. Samuel J. Mosley, 38, was arrested Friday and pleaded not guilty Monday to the third-degree felony charge in court. He faces a possible one to five years in prison if convicted...
RECALL: Lay’s chips recalled for potential Salmonella contamination

RECALL: Lay’s chips recalled for potential Salmonella contamination

Frito-Lay has voluntarily recalled two of its brand of snacks, including its Jalapeño-flavored potato chips. The Jalapeno Flavored Lay’s Kettle Cooked potato chips and Jalapeño Flavored Miss Vickie’s Kettle Cooked potato have been recalled due to a potential presence of Salmonella in the seasoning. Salmonella can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children...
Sam’s Club introduces 300 new products, including wine

Sam’s Club introduces 300 new products, including wine

Sam’s Club has relaunched its private brand, adding more than 300 new products this year. The warehouse club revamped its Member’s Mark brand, which represents $10 billion in sales for the division of Walmart. The new product line covers everything from food products to general merchandise. In addition to redesigning the brand’s labels, the club has also introduced 300 new items...
New program seeks to reach Clark County overdose patients, save lives

New program seeks to reach Clark County overdose patients, save lives

A new program set to launch next month will allow overdose patients to receive immediate help from a mental health professional at the emergency room, which local health leaders say could save lives. The warm hand-off program will place a licensed chemical dependency therapist and a peer support recovery specialist at the emergency room at Springfield Regional Medical Center to speak with addicts...
Gas prices continue to slowly increase

Gas prices continue to slowly increase

DAYTON — Average retail gasoline prices in Dayton increased 10.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.39 per gallon on Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 391 gas outlets in Dayton. This compares with the national average that has increased 1 cent per gallon in the last week to $2.42 per gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.   Including the...
Warming trend underway

Warming trend underway

High pressure will deliver a mostly sunny and warm start to the week. Scattered clouds, mild tonight Temperatures soar into the 80s by midweek Storms return Thursday RELATED: County-by-County Forecasts   TODAY: Scattered, mainly high clouds will push across the Miami Valley with temperatures holding to near 70 degrees through sunset. More clouds will be around with a slight chance...
Clark County to change Urbana Road as Navistar continues expansion

Clark County to change Urbana Road as Navistar continues expansion

Clark County will spend about $450,000 to make changes to portions of Urbana Road later this summer ahead of a major expansion at a local truck factory. The Navistar assembly plant at 6125 Urbana Road already has close to 1,500 employees — making it one of Springfield’s largest employers — and could add hundreds more soon after two recent deals were announced with GM. The new agreements...
Junior Achievement to honor business leaders

Junior Achievement to honor business leaders

Junior Achievement of the Mad River Region will honor a New Carlisle business owner, an educator and a Mechanicsburg couple who started their own fair trade coffee business at an event next month. JA of the Mad River Region will honor Bill Scarff, owner of Scarff’s Nursery in New Carlisle, as its 2017 Laureate. Scarff has played an active role in New Carlisle’s business community for years...
Businesses donate $40K for new gym floor at Springfield Salvation Army

Businesses donate $40K for new gym floor at Springfield Salvation Army

The Clark County Salvation Army soon will have a new gym floor after local businesses banded together to fund the $40,000 project. It’s been 35 years since the organization replaced its tile floor, said Ryan Ray, resource development manager with the Salvation Army. Now, it may add new programs once the floor is completed. “It wasn’t something that we could do years ago, but thanks...
Clark County receives mixed results for air quality

Clark County receives mixed results for air quality

Clark County received mixed results on its air quality, according to a recent report from the American Lung Association. The county received an F grade for its ozone quality, but received an A grade for short-term particle pollution, according to the Association’s State of the Air 2017 report. RELATED: Springfield leader wants lifetime warranty on hazardous waste cleanup Clark County received...
The former Jeremiah Morrow Bridge has fallen down

The former Jeremiah Morrow Bridge has fallen down

UPDATE @ 1:45 p.m.: Both directions on I-71 in Turtlecreek Twp., Warren County are back open after the Ohio Department of Transportation executed a controlled demolition of the former Jeremiah Morrow Bridge. Some delays are continuing on the southbound side, but ODOT reports all lanes are back open. UPDATE @ 12:10: A second demolition attempt appears to be successful in bringing down remaining sections...
Springfield asks voters for tax increase to fix roads, fight drugs

Springfield asks voters for tax increase to fix roads, fight drugs

Springfield city leaders want to increase local income taxes to maintain services, fix roads and hire more police officers, but opponents believe it will make the city less attractive for prospective residents and businesses. Residents will vote May 2 whether to raise the city’s income tax for 5½ years from 2 percent to 2.4 percent. “We’re definitely at a crossroads here in...
Warming trend continues with nice days ahead

Warming trend continues with nice days ahead

A nice couple days ahead Temperatures crack 80 degrees Wednesday Showers and storms to finish workweek Overnight: Mainly clear skies are expected, Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar said. It will be cool with lows in the middle 40s, though areas south of Interstate 70 may only dip into the upper 40s. Monday: Mostly sunny skies are expected with highs in the lower 70s. Tuesday: Partly sunny...
Student of the Week Southeastern High School

Student of the Week Southeastern High School

Name: Saylor Evans School: Southeastern High School Grade: 12 Age: 18 Extra-curricular: Four year volleyball player, senior class president, National Honor Society secretary, Spirit of Southeastern member, two year Quick Recall member, three year choir member, choir vice president, high school musical cast member, student director for the musical, 4-H club treasurer, Vacation Bible School helper and...
Athlete of the Week Southeastern High School

Athlete of the Week Southeastern High School

Name: Robbie Mills School: Southeastern High School Grade: 12 Age: 18 Sports: Football, Wrestling Claim to fame/honors: Honorable Mention in OHC for football and wrestling, 2nd team OHC in wrestling junior year, Honorable Mention in Clark County for wrestling junior/senior year Words you live by: “Never give up.” Toughest opponent: Mechanicsburg football and wrestling Biggest influence...
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)...
Clark County residents clean up downtown Springfield

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...
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...
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 says she was told ‘show your goods’ to succeed at Dayton TV station

Paula Faris says she 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...
Sports Today: Thames burns Reds again, Bengals’ McCarron speaks and many basketball moves

Sports Today: Thames burns Reds again, Bengals’ McCarron speaks and many basketball moves

The Reds are back to .500 after losing the opening game of their series at Milwaukee 11-7.  Consider the optimism of their hot start officially tempered.  They've lost eight of 11, including four of five against the Brewers, who are 6-10 against everyone else.  The offense has returned over the last four games, but since the start of the season the Reds simply haven't gotten the...
Panera Bread to hire 10,000 as it expands delivery locations

Panera Bread to hire 10,000 as it expands delivery locations

Panera Bread Co. will hire 10,000 new employees by the end of 2017 as it expands its delivery service, the company said in a statement Monday. According to Panera, the company is planning to expand delivery options to 35 to 40 percent of its locations. It now delivers at 15 percent of its locations. Panera president Blaine Hurst says each café will hire between seven and 12 staff members...
Trotwood’s Torrey Patton signs with Akron

Trotwood’s Torrey Patton signs with Akron

Torrey Patton, Trotwood-Madison’s outstanding senior basketball player whose recruitment soared after just one game in this past season’s final four, signed to play basketball at the University of Akron on Tuesday morning. Patton, a talented 6-foot-4 senior guard, chose the Zips over Wright State, Miami, Duquesne, Youngstown State and other NCAA Division II and III programs. A first team...
Dale Earnhardt Jr. to retire from NASCAR following 2017

Dale Earnhardt Jr. to retire from NASCAR following 2017

After 18 seasons and more than 600 races behind the wheel, Dale Earnhardt Jr. will bring his NASCAR Cup Series driving career to a close at the conclusion of 2017. Today, he shared the news with members of his No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports team. >> Read more trending news The fan favorite and two-time Daytona 500 champion will discuss his decision in a press conference this afternoon. He will...
Boy, 13, dies after dirt bike crash

Boy, 13, dies after dirt bike crash

Jonathan Gonzalez loved being outside. Like many 13-year-olds, the Wellington, Florida, resident loved football, basketball, fishing and just being with friends. On Sunday he told his mother, Maria, he was going outside for a bit. Like she told him every time he’d go out to play, she said “Be careful.” Gonzalez recounted how her son, who died in a dirt bike crash, was adored...
April the giraffe webcam coming back; Calf’s name to be announced

April the giraffe webcam coming back; Calf’s name to be announced

Fear not April the giraffe fans!  The New York’s Animal Adventure Park announced on Facebook that April’s giraffe cam is coming back soon--and permanently! The camera will be live every Tuesday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. according to its Facebook post. “A permanent yard cam will go up this season which will also reconnect you to your favorite giraffe family,” the zoo wrote...
Cop called for noise complaint, joins party instead

Cop called for noise complaint, joins party instead

A noise complaint turned into a dance party for a police officer in San Antonio, and it was all caught on video. Someone made a complaint that music was too loud when a child’s dance club set up a dance floor. >> Read more trending news But instead of shutting the party down, police joined the teens on the dance floor, showing them the proper way to salsa, KSAT reported. The video is now...

Talks between area’s largest health system and insurer go down to wire

Contract negotiations between the region’s largest health system and insurer UnitedHealthcare remain at an impasse as a deadline approaches that could jeopardize the health plans of up to 70,000 local residents. Premier Health and UnitedHealthcare, the area’s largest insurer, have been at an impasse in talks to renew their health coverage network relationships, and the deadline to reach...
2nd Butler County city bans selling of medical marijuana

2nd Butler County city bans selling of medical marijuana

The city of Fairfield has become the second Butler County municipality to ban cultivation, production and selling of medical marijuana. FIRST REPORT: City Council debates medical marijuana ban However, the legislation, which passed by a 6–0 votes Monday evening, does not ban the laboratory testing of medical marijuana. Fairfield Law Director John Clemmons said Ohio’s new law does not permit...
Copy of Declaration of Independence found in unlikely location

Copy of Declaration of Independence found in unlikely location

You never know what could be stashed away in a dusty records office.  Two researchers do know and they made the discovery of a lifetime, thanks to a one-line entry in a catalog from a records office in England, The Washington Post reported. The entry read “Manuscript copy, on parchment, of the Declaration in Congress of the thirteen United States of America.” >> Read more...
New campaign will focus on the right time to turn car seats around

New campaign will focus on the right time to turn car seats around

Most parents turn their child’s car seat facing forward too early, according to a new study by baby brand Chicco. The study shows that 72 percent of parents say they are uncomfortable talking to other parents about keeping their children riding in a rear-facing position, USA Today reported. >> Read more trending news The American Academy of Pediatrics says all infants and...
Police ‘arrest’ goats on the lam

Police ‘arrest’ goats on the lam

Things can get a little wild in Maine.  Just ask the police in Belfast who had to answer the call to “arrest” a couple of trespassing goats. >> Read more trending news The goats, named Louis and Mowgli, were picked up by Sgt. Daniel Fitzpatrick after he received a call from a woman who had trapped them in her garage. They had walked up to the woman’s home and discovered...
Police who dragged passenger from United flight stand by use of force

Police who dragged passenger from United flight stand by use of force

The police report from the aviation security officers who were recorded on video dragging a passenger off an United Airlines flight earlier this month has been released. >> Read more trending news The officers said David Dao was aggressive and said they used “minimal but necessary force to remove the subject,” WGN reported. United had randomly selected Dao to leave the flight...
Amateur Florida python hunters can win prizes

Amateur Florida python hunters can win prizes

Catch a snake, win a shirt. And perhaps more. That’s the pitch being made by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, which on Monday introduced a “Python Pickup Program.” According to the Tampa Bay Times, anyone who captures a python in the wild can submit a photo of the snake they caught in order to win. Each amateur snake-snatcher will receive a "...
7 things to know now: Arkansas executions; O'Reilly speaks; Hannity accusations walked back

7 things to know now: Arkansas executions; O'Reilly speaks; Hannity accusations walked back

Here's a roundup of news trending across the nation and world today. 1. Arkansas executions: Arkansas executed two inmates hours apart on Monday night after a U.S. district judge first issued a stay, then lifted it about an hour later. Jack Jones was executed first, then attorneys for Marcel Williams questioned whether Jones suffered unnecessarily during his execution. Williams was put to death...
Bill O’Reilly breaks silence on podcast

Bill O’Reilly breaks silence on podcast

Bill O’Reilly broke his silence on Monday night, telling listeners during his 19-minute, “No Spin News” podcast on his website that “I am sad that I am not on television anymore.” >> Read more trending news  It was the first time O’Reilly had addressed listeners after he was fired from Fox News last week amid sexual harassment allegations that...
Woman claims Fitbit burned her arm after it ‘exploded’

Woman claims Fitbit burned her arm after it ‘exploded’

A Wisconsin woman said she suffered second-degree burns on her arm after her Fitbit tracker “exploded” while she read a book, ABC News reported. >> Read more trending news Dina Mitchell said she had owned her Fitbit Flex 2 for about two weeks when the fitness tracking device allegedly caught fire on her arm Tuesday night. "I was literally just sitting and reading when my...
Kasich gives Trump ‘incomplete,’ keeps options open for 2020

Kasich gives Trump ‘incomplete,’ keeps options open for 2020

During a town hall meeting in New York moderated by CNN, Ohio Gov. John Kasich said Monday that he would grade President Donald Trump's performance as an "incomplete." >> Read more trending news “It's not even a 100 days, so you have to give the guy a chance,” Kasich said to CNN's Anderson Cooper. "He's never held public office before.” Kasich, whose book ...
Police: Owner sought in fatal Dayton dog attack

Police: Owner sought in fatal Dayton dog attack

Police dispatched to Middle Street Tuesday morning on report of man yelling for help and dogs barking Officials shot and killed the dog while in quarantine Officials confirm dog mauling victim died Police waiting on search warrant Dayton police are waiting on a search warrant so they can enter a house at 345 Middle Street.  Three dogs were removed from the house after a dog fatally mauled a...
Heist in South America is ‘robbery of the century’

Heist in South America is ‘robbery of the century’

Authorities are calling a heist in South America the “robbery of the century” after dozens of gunmen stormed a private security firm in Paraguay, CNN reported. More than 50 people carrying large caliber weapons detonated explosives and set vehicles on fire as they stole millions of dollars and sparked a violent police chase into Brazil, CNN reported. One police officer was killed...
President Trump’s Hollywood star vandalized again

President Trump’s Hollywood star vandalized again

For the second time in less than six months, President Donald Trump’s Hollywood Walk of Fame star has been vandalized, the New York Daily News reported. In October, a 52-year-old man destroyed the star with a pickax and sledgehammer. This time, the Hollywood star was defaced with a black marker and an obscene phrase, according to a photograph acquired by TMZ. The star was replaced...
Ludacris’ rap of ‘Llama Llama Red Pajama’ is classic

Ludacris’ rap of ‘Llama Llama Red Pajama’ is classic

It’s a bedtime story full of fun llama drama, thanks to hip-hop artist Ludacris. >> Read more trending news The singer took the Anna Dewdney’s classic “Llama Llama Red Pajama” to a new level when he rapped the book’s text on Power 106’s “The Cruz Show,” the Huffington Post reported. Ludacris, a father of four, provided a jaunty...
Penelope Cruz gets Julia Roberts to lip-sync iconic song

Penelope Cruz gets Julia Roberts to lip-sync iconic song

Julia Roberts relived a scene from her iconic 1997 movie “My Best Friend’s Wedding” thanks to some prodding by actress Penelope Cruz, ETonline reported.  >> Read more trending news At Wednesday’s Lancome's Stars & Wonders gala in Monaco, California, one of the bands covered Dionne Warwick’s 1967 song “I Say a Little Prayer.” ...
Florida man steals woman’s panties, leaves them on porch with note

Florida man steals woman’s panties, leaves them on porch with note

A Florida man allegedly stole woman’s underwear from her bedroom and left her other pairs on her property along with handwritten notes, deputies said.  >> Read more trending news Isitro Lee Sanches, 58, of Panama City, was identified as the alleged panty thief after the woman’s boyfriend caught Sanches inside their home, the Bay County Sheriff’s Office wrote on its ...
Report: N. Korea conducts large-scale artillery drills on anniversary

Report: N. Korea conducts large-scale artillery drills on anniversary

North Korea conducted large-scale artillery exercises on Tuesday to coincide with the 85th anniversary of its army’s foundation, South Korea's Yonhap News Agency reported. >> Read more trending news  Citing an unidentified South Korean government source, Yonhap reported that there were signs North Korea's military was carrying out large-scale, live-fire drills in areas around...
Civil War cannonballs to be removed from Pittsburgh site

Civil War cannonballs to be removed from Pittsburgh site

Dozens of Civil War-era cannonballs unearthed at a Pittsburgh construction site will be removed starting Tuesday. >> Read more trending news Ordnance Holdings Inc. and Milhaus Ventures have been hired to remove the cannonballs found near the former site of the Allegheny Arsenal. The arsenal supplied the Union Army, and an explosion there in September 1862 killed 78 people, many of them...
Double execution in Arkansas first in U.S. since 2000

Double execution in Arkansas first in U.S. since 2000

Arkansas completed the first double execution in the country in 17 years Monday night, as the state executed death row inmate Marcel Williams, KARK reported. >> Read more trending news  Williams was executed at 10:33 p.m. by lethal injection on the same gurney where fellow inmate Jack Jones died at 7:20 p.m. It was Arkansas’ first double execution since Sept. 8, 1999, according...
Central Florida man credits firefighters for saving life after snake bite

Central Florida man credits firefighters for saving life after snake bite

A Central Florida man credited a Polk County Fire Rescue team for saving his life after he was bitten by a 5½-foot rattlesnake. >> Read more trending news Jerome Roddenberry was bitten April 9 by at the River Ranch hunting grounds in eastern Polk County.  When fire rescue crews arrived, they realized that Roddenberry needed advanced medical care. He was airlifted to Osceola Regional...
Georgia fireman feels ‘blessed’ to catch baby from burning building

Georgia fireman feels ‘blessed’ to catch baby from burning building

The first thing you notice about Robert Sutton, the 31-year-old DeKalb County firefighter of 10 years, is humility.  But it’s hard to know what to say now, after his work to save a baby from a burning Glenwood Road apartment made local news, then national, then international. “It feels like I’m a celebrity or something,” he said, chuckling as his mind reeled between 911...
Florida man snorts cocaine in front of cops as wildfire rages

Florida man snorts cocaine in front of cops as wildfire rages

As a massive wildfire raged nearby and deputies worked to evacuate residents, Joshua Benz picked a most “Florida Man” way to snort cocaine: by doing so right in front of a patrol car, police said. Benz, 25, a Naples resident, motioned for a deputy to stop his unmarked patrol car Friday night, according to the Naples Daily News. When the car stopped, Benz took a long snort from a clear...
Thames cracks two home runs as Brewers beat Reds

Thames cracks two home runs as Brewers beat Reds

Eric Thames homered twice to raise his major league-leading total to 10, Hernan Perez added a three-run shot, Matt Garza pitched for the first time this season and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Cincinnati Reds 11-7 on Monday night. The left-handed batting Thames got just enough muscle on an 0-2 pitch from Amir Garrett (2-2) to slice an opposite-field, two-run homer in the second. He extended his...

H.S. Results for 4/24: Fairborn baseball bests ‘Creek at Fifth-Third

H.S. Results for 4/24: Fairborn baseball bests Beavercreek at Fifth-Third Fairborn took on their backyard rival at Fifth-Third field, defeating Beavercreek 5-3. Ryan Proffitt was not only the winning pitcher for Fairborn, but also scored three runs on the night. Will Coleman had a two out, two run double in the top of the fifth inning to put Fairborn ahead 4-2 and the Skyhawks never looked back from...
Scam alert: $50 Lowe’s Mother’s Day coupon scam on Facebook

Scam alert: $50 Lowe’s Mother’s Day coupon scam on Facebook

A Facebook scam is making its rounds on the internet targeting Lowe’s Home Improvements. The Facebook post claims that Lowe’s is offering $50-off coupons for Mother’s Day. When clicking on the Facebook post, a user-friendly survey will appear on a website that resembles Lowe’s website. However, this fraudulent page is a scam and looking to steal your information. Those who...
Scientists in Texas closer to diabetes cure with unconventional treatment

Scientists in Texas closer to diabetes cure with unconventional treatment

Years of testing remain, but UT Health San Antonio researchers say they’ve cured Type 1 diabetes in mice. In peer-reviewed paper, they say a “gene transfer” can “wake up” cells in the pancreas to produce insulin. Health researchers at the University of Texas think they have found a way to trick the body into curing Type 1 diabetes. The immune system of a person with diabetes...
Nintendo Switch emulator: It’s a scam, feds say

Nintendo Switch emulator: It’s a scam, feds say

Don’t slip on this banana peel, federal officials say; there is no Nintendo Switch emulator on which you can run Switch games on your desktop. “It’s a scam,” said the Federal Trade Commission. Online ads may come with Nintendo branding, but when you try to download an emulator, it can install nasty things such as phony computer problems and a pitch to get you to pay...
Florida Fish and Wildlife searches for monkey on the loose 

Florida Fish and Wildlife searches for monkey on the loose 

Officers with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission are searching for a monkey that was spotted several times in Apopka.  FWC officials said it appears to be a rhesus macaque that likely came from the Silver Springs, Florida, area.  Officials are warning residents not to approach the monkey because it could charge toward people.  In the 1930s, a man named Colonel Tooey...
Fiona the hippo turns 3 months old

Fiona the hippo turns 3 months old

Fiona — the world’s favorite prematurely born hippopotamus — turned 3 months old Monday. The early days of cuddling the tiny, fragile hippo are long gone, Jenna Wingate, the Cincinnati Zoo’s Africa keeper, told our media partner WCPO. Here are three updates about Fiona that Wingate shared with WCPO: 1. The ‘dung shower’: Apparently, male hippopotamuses mark...
Customers slam Shea Moisture’s new ad campaign; some compare to Pepsi ad

Customers slam Shea Moisture’s new ad campaign; some compare to Pepsi ad

A new promotional ad by hair product line Shea Moisture is being criticized for abandoning the company’s primary market -- black women with natural hair -- and will be removed from the campaign “immediately,” the company announced Monday evening. Shea Moisture first shared the ad on its Facebook page Thursday and as of Monday evening, it had been viewed nearly 220...
Alex Jones sued by Greek yogurt giant Chobani

Alex Jones sued by Greek yogurt giant Chobani

An ongoing child custody battle is not the only legal entanglement involving Austin broadcaster Alex Jones this week. On Monday, Greek yogurt manufacturer Chobani filed a lawsuit against the host of “Infowars.” Chobani’s lawyers also pointed to other examples of what they called “spurious statements” by Jones in the past, including his conspiracy theories about...
What’s under your feet at the playground?

What’s under your feet at the playground?

The playground: a universal source of fun for children. It’s also a place to burn calories, make new friends and develop skills like how to judge risks and make decisions. A good playground challenges and engages children but is also designed to keep them safe. One of the best ways to lower the chances of serious injuries is to make sure there is safe surfacing under and around the equipment...
Serena Williams responds to Ilie Nastase's comments on her unborn child

Serena Williams responds to Ilie Nastase's comments on her unborn child

Serena Williams has responded to comments about her unborn child that were made by retired tennis pro Ilie Nastase on Saturday at a news conference ahead of  the Romania Fed Cup playoff against Great Britain, according to ESPN. Nastase, who is the captain of the Romania team, reportedly made a comment in Romanian that was clearly audible to other players about Williams’ pregnancy, which...
Longer days leading to greater sunburn threat

Longer days leading to greater sunburn threat

You have likely noticed that days are getting longer as we head toward the summer solstice on June 21st. The sunset time across the Miami Valley this week is now at around 8:30 p.m. However, the sun sets earlier the farther east you go. This is thanks to our location in the eastern Time Zone. In Bangor, Maine, the sun sets nearly an hour earlier than it does in Dayton. So location does have it's advantages...
Last year’s Bengals first-round pick itching to get back on field

Last year’s Bengals first-round pick itching to get back on field

No one in the Cincinnati Bengals locker room is more eager to get back to work this season than cornerback William Jackson, the team’s 2016 first-round pick who missed all of his rookie year with a pectoral injury. “I’m itching, I’m itching, I’m ready to get out there now,” Jackson said Monday as the Bengals began the second week of voluntary offseason workouts...
Fearless cat stands ground against giant rattler within striking distance 

Fearless cat stands ground against giant rattler within striking distance 

  It’s the beginning of snake season in Texas and authorities are warning people to watch out for the reptiles as they emerge from hibernation. The Laguna Vista Police Department posted the warning on its Facebook page after a close call between a giant rattler and a group of hikers on a local trail.  Police posted photos of the massive snake and another photo showing a fearless cat...
These 10 big US retailers might not exist in 2018

These 10 big US retailers might not exist in 2018

Just four months into 2017, 10 U.S. retailers have filed for bankruptcy. Last year, the total number of American retailers that declared bankruptcy was 18. And, according to new insights from S&P Global Market Intelligence that were released last week, there are more to come. “The convenience of online shopping, and the downward pressure it has put on pricing, has radically altered...
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