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Fireworks recall underway over ‘burn hazard,’ could explode unexpectedly

Fireworks recall underway over ‘burn hazard,’ could explode unexpectedly

A fireworks recall is underway just in time for the Fourth of July. TNT Fireworks is recalling Red White & Blue Smoke Fireworks, which were sold at Walmart, Target and other stores. The product can explode unexpectedly, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. “The Blue Ammo Smoke effect could rapidly dispel from the bottom of the tube in an explosive manner posing a burn hazard...


The Temps aim to permanently entertain

The Temps aim to permanently entertain

In what may be a first for the Summer Arts Festival, an energy exchange will take place as part of the Saturday, July 1, show. That’s how The Temps co-founder, lead singer and guitarist Joe Bair describes the interplay between his band and the audience. “This group has a lot of fun together and hope everybody else does, too,” he said. The Temps will entertain the second half of a...
Summer Arts Festival presents Joe Mullins and his band

Summer Arts Festival presents Joe Mullins and his band

Joe Mullins is out to prove the bluegrass is always greener than people expect. The leader of award-winning bluegrass band Joe Mullins and the Radio Ramblers likes to both entertain and inform. “First impressions mean a lot,” he said. “If it’s not quality music, I can see that. My lifelong mission is to kill stereotypes. I’m sure most people who don’t like it couldn&rsquo...
Fabric art woven into Art Museum’s newest exhibition

Fabric art woven into Art Museum’s newest exhibition

Marianne Rabb Britton wasn’t one to let things go unfinished. She began her first quilt at age 7 with her grandmother in 1948 and completed it in 1971. Now even after her passing in January 2017, her impact on the local art scene is still being felt. The new exhibition at the Springfield Museum of Art, “Stories by Hand: Marianne Rabb Britton,” shows 49 of the fabric art pieces she...
Springfield’s Animal Grace bring hard rock to Arts Festival

Springfield’s Animal Grace bring hard rock to Arts Festival

If the mantra “rock and roll will never die” needs a local defender, then Animal Grace has its back. The Springfield-based band has rocked the area and Midwest for nearly 30 years with its straightforward two-guitar rock and no-bull approach. It’s that drive that local audiences can hear at 8 p.m. Saturday, July 1, at the Summer Arts Festival during the first half of a local talent...

Summer Arts Festival attractions

Summer Arts Festival attractions Week 4 Thursday, June 29, 5:30-7:30 p.m.: Live on the Terrace, Bob Ford Thursday, June 29, 8 p.m.: Bluegrass in the Park! Joe Mullins and the Radio Ramblers and The Boxcars Friday, June 30, 7 p.m.: Live on the Terrace, The TAC Choir Friday, June 30, 8 p.m.: Phil Dirt and the Dozers Saturday, July 1, 5:30-7:30 p.m.: Live on the Terrace, Patrick Dawson Saturday, July...
Park Layne restaurant reopens after tornado damage

Park Layne restaurant reopens after tornado damage

A Park Layne restaurant has reopened after a tornado with 100 mph winds touched down, causing damage and forcing the popular eatery to close for more than a month. The Mel-O-Dee, a staple of the Park Layne community, was damaged when an EF-1 tornado touched down near OH 235 on May 24. The tornado ripped air conditioning units off the roof and caused electrical damage, General Manager Woody Childers...
Clark County man pleads not guilty to trafficking charges

Clark County man pleads not guilty to trafficking charges

A man at the center of a narcotics search warrant in New Carlisle pleaded not guilty to trafficking charges Tuesday. Larry Hall, 68, was arraigned in Clark County Municipal Court where his bond was set at $15,000. Hall was taken into custody Monday afternoon when Clark County sheriff’s investigators executed a narcotics search warrant at 1661 Hartley Ave., Park Layne, according to a sheriff&rsquo...
Housing market improving in Clark, Champaign counties

Housing market improving in Clark, Champaign counties

Home sales in Clark County are ahead of last year’s pace at the midpoint this year even as the interest rate has slowly begun to inch up, according to local and state housing experts. Information from the Clark County Board of Realtors shows the average sales price for homes in Clark County have crept up a little more than 3 percent compared to the same time last year. About 280 homes have been...
Freeze on new enrollment under Medicaid stays in state budget

Freeze on new enrollment under Medicaid stays in state budget

A freeze on enrollment in Ohio’s expanded Medicaid program was approved by the Ohio legislature’s conference committee working on the two-year state budget Tuesday night. The committee approved its report by a 4-2 party-line vote and sent it to the House and Senate for floor votes on Wednesday before the budget goes to Gov. John Kasich. The committee also rejected efforts to repeal a small...
Ohio Sen. Rob Portman a ‘no’ on Senate health care bill

Ohio Sen. Rob Portman a ‘no’ on Senate health care bill

Less than an hour after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced he would pull the Senate version of a bill to replace the 2010 health care bill known as Obamacare, Sen. Rob Portman announced his opposition to the current draft.  "I am committed to creating a better health care system that lowers the cost of coverage, provides access to quality care, and protects the most vulnerable...
Dayton firm lands $20M sand bag contract

Dayton firm lands $20M sand bag contract

A Dayton company has landed a $20 million federal contract to supply acrylic sand bags to the military. Dayton Bag & Burlap Co. was awarded the Defense Logistics Agency contract to produce bags for the Air Force, Army, Marine Corps and Navy units in New Jersey and Ohio, a report shows. In 2014, the company was awarded a $74 million contract to supply sand bags to the military, newspaper archives show...
Gov. John Kasich says current health care bill is ‘unacceptable’

Gov. John Kasich says current health care bill is ‘unacceptable’

Ohio Gov. John Kasich has urged Sen. Rob Portman not to accept “a few billion” to fight the nation’s opioid epidemic in exchange for drastic cuts to Medicaid, saying that the former would be “like spitting in the ocean.” Kasich, appearing in D.C. Tuesday for a press conference with Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, a Democrat, said he last spoke to Portman, who may be...
Clark County Municipal Court cases

Clark County Municipal Court cases

CASES CALLED MONDAY INCLUDED: William J. Abston Jr., 35, of 2361 Kingswood Dr., W., OVI, hit skip, innocent, continued. Adam K. Anuszewski, 32, of 14 S. Sycamore, aggravated burglary, innocent, continued, public defender appointed, bond $25,000; theft, innocent, continued, public defender appointed, bond $5,000. Deontarious M. Banks, 24, of Columbus, aggravated robbery, innocent, continued, public...
FOOD DEAL: Starbucks buy one, get one free offer starts today

FOOD DEAL: Starbucks buy one, get one free offer starts today

If you’re a serial Starbucks coffee date canceler, this week is the week to reschedule! Starting today at 2 p.m., Starbucks everywhere are offering a ‘buy any grande iced espresso and get one FREE’ until 5 p.m. Those GRANDE concoctions full of caffeine will give you and your coffee buddy plenty of time to catch up, without splurging too much. But if this week just calls...
Clark County Pet of the Week

Clark County Pet of the Week

Meet Bullseye. He is an approximately 6-month-old Rex rabbit. His adoption fee is $50 including the cage or $30 without the cage. Bullseye is located at the Humane Society Serving Clark County, 5201 Urbana Road, in Springfield. Shelter hours are 1 to 7 p.m. Thursday, 1 to 4:30 p.m. Friday, noon to 4:30 p.m. Saturday and closed Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and some holidays. The shelter can...
Champaign County Pet of the Week

Champaign County Pet of the Week

Max is a 7-month-old male Lab mix. He is a medium-sized dog at 22 pounds. Max came to us as a surrender by his owner. He is a friendly, playful puppy who needs a good home where he can get out and run off some of that energy. Max is up to date on vaccinations (including rabies) and has tested negative for heartworm. He is scheduled to be neutered. Come visit Max at the Paws Animal Shelter, 1535 W...
Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

COMMON PLEAS COURT NEW SUITS 17-CV-0373 - Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., v. Dwaine Wallace, 411 Lawnview Ave., et al., complaint in foreclosure in rem for property located at 1708 Prospect St. 17-DP-0551 - Michael L. Stacey, 5432 Broadway Road, v. Fred Sayers, Georgetown, petition for civil stalking protection order. 17-DP-0552 - Sarah DeWitt, 1831 Norwood Ave., v. Kevin Strodes, 1831 Norwood Ave., petition...
Local outdoor adventures offer summer amazement

Local outdoor adventures offer summer amazement

Long long ago in a faraway school system in Florida, I was a seventh grade earth science teacher. This was before the times of VHS tapes, DVDs, and computers in the classroom. We did, however, have air conditioning which was pretty much essential in Florida. The school was brand new. It had beautiful oak cupboards that were totally empty, no textbooks, new green chalkboards, and 165 seventh graders...
U.S. to see lowest average Independence Day gas prices since 2005

U.S. to see lowest average Independence Day gas prices since 2005

Drivers hitting the road for the July 4 holiday weekend may see some of the lowest Independence Day gas prices since 2005, paying an average of $2.21 per gallon, well under the 10-year average of $3.14, according to GasBuddy.   Even though average gas prices are at historic lows, the price variance "spread" in industry parlance in gas prices in any given city on July 4 will be...
Springfield men accused of breaking into school, stealing juice boxes

Springfield men accused of breaking into school, stealing juice boxes

Two Springfield men have been accused of allegedly breaking into Lincoln Elementary School and stealing juice boxes and fruit snacks on Sunday evening. RELATED: Springfield woman accused of hitting boyfriend with car Zachary T. Merriman, 18, and Mark A. Edwards, 18, were both charged with breaking and entering and possession of criminal tools. They both plead not guilty at the Clark County Municipal...
Future of historic brick homes at Wright-Patt under review

Future of historic brick homes at Wright-Patt under review

The future of historic brick homes at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base will be under review at public hearings this week at Fairborn High School. The Air Force is exploring 11 options for the 89 Tudor Revival-style homes in the Brick Quarters Historic District, from partial to total demolition, and from renovation to privatization, to building new homes, or a combination of all of those alternatives...
Warmer weather, storms return by late week

Warmer weather, storms return by late week

Skies will become mostly clear through the evening hours with pleasant temperatures holding to around 70 degrees. Quiet, pleasant tonight Warm-up gets underway Wednesday Chance for storms, some strong Thursday TONIGHT: Expect clear skies and cool temperatures. Lows in the morning will drop into the lower 50s. WEDNESDAY: Sunshine is back across the Miami Valley along with warmer air. Highs...
New Carlisle restaurant damaged by tornado reopens

New Carlisle restaurant damaged by tornado reopens

The Mel-O-Dee Restaurant that was damaged by a May tornado reopened today. The restaurant at 2350 S. Dayton-Lakeview Road in Park Layne sustained about $100,000 in damage when a confirmed EF1 tornado touched down May 24. Mel-O-Dee will officially reopen at 11 a.m. today, according to a post to the restaurant’s Facebook page. The tornado ripped the air conditioner from the roof, damaged the restaurant&rsquo...
Searchers at Glen Helen Nature Preserve find lost/missing person

Searchers at Glen Helen Nature Preserve find lost/missing person

UPDATE @ 7:26 p.m.:  The missing person has been located and reportedly is in the lobby of the Yellow Springs Police Department, according to Greene County Sheriff's Dispatch. A search crew is heading into the Glen Helen Nature Preserve in Greene County to look for a person reported lost or missing.  Yellow Springs police officers have joined the search crew.  The call for a search...
Suspected drug trafficker in New Carlisle appears in court

Suspected drug trafficker in New Carlisle appears in court

During arraignment Tuesday, Larry Hall Pleaded not guilty to all charges and his bond was set at $15,000. A 68-year-old New Carlisle man is to be arraigned Tuesday on charges accusing him of drug trafficking within 1,000 feet of a school. Larry Hall was taken into custody Monday afternoon when Clark County sheriff's investigators executed a narcotics search warrant at 1661 Hartley Ave., in the...

City Kings sweep Prospect League weekly honors

The Champion City Kings swept the Prospect League Player and Pitcher of the Week honors, the league announced Monday. Tanner Burns (University of Alabama-Huntsville) is the player of the week and Connor Curtis (Ohio State) is the pitcher of the week. Burns, of Harvest, Ala., hit .500 (11-for-2) with three doubles, a home run and six RBIs in six games last week. Burns helped lead the City Kings to...
Springfield NAACP moves to office in downtown

Springfield NAACP moves to office in downtown

The NAACP has moved into an office in downtown Springfield. The historic organization is now inside Commerce Pointe at 20 S. Limestone St. “I’ve always wanted us to be centralized,” NAACP President Denise Williams said. “I wanted to be downtown with all the other businesses. Everyone comes downtown a lot.” Williams said the NAACP moved from the Small Business Development...
Case dropped against Indian Lake superintendent, will go to grand jury

Case dropped against Indian Lake superintendent, will go to grand jury

The case against the Indian Lake school superintendent that alleges he touched a girl, who was not a student in the district, multiple times over a three year period was dismissed Monday in Bellfontaine Municipal Court. Police say officials plan to present the case to a grand jury next month. Patrick O’Donnell, 52, was charged last week with one count of gross sexual imposition in Bellefontaine...
Pike County Sheriff issues alert about criminal gang, heroin

Pike County Sheriff issues alert about criminal gang, heroin

Pike County Sheriff Charles Reader issued a warning Monday to residents regarding “gang members” coming to the area and “‘taking out’ believed snitches.” The unusual message — posted on Facebook and confirmed as authentic by dispatchers — did not reference the April 22, 2016, murders of eight people that have become synonymous with the rural southern...
2-year-old burn victim’s family: ‘We want him to pull through this’

2-year-old burn victim’s family: ‘We want him to pull through this’

Ashburn said the family is praying for the baby’s recovery.  “We are his voice,” she said. “We are fighting for him. We want him to pull through this. We got lots of prayers going. He’s got so much love he doesn’t even know exists.”  Police were alerted to the injured child after a Dayton Children’s Hospital employee called 911. The employee...
Jordan discusses health care during business tour

Jordan discusses health care during business tour

U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan said Monday he’s optimistic a Senate proposal to reform health care will move forward later this week, although he said it falls short of a full repeal of the Affordable Care Act. Jordan, R-Urbana, also briefly discussed issues like welfare reform after a tour of KTH Parts Industries Inc., an auto parts manufacturing firm in St. Paris. Jordan said Congress should reform...
Springfield woman accused of hitting boyfriend with car

Springfield woman accused of hitting boyfriend with car

A Springfield woman was arrested on Friday after she allegedly tried to run her boyfriend over with her car several times and slammed him off of the hood, according to a police report. Mandi Caudill, 35, of Springfield, was charged with domestic violence on Friday. She was set to appear in the Clark County Municipal Court on Monday morning. Caudill and her boyfriend were arguing earlier in the day...
Columbus men accused of robbing local man at gunpoint

Columbus men accused of robbing local man at gunpoint

A pair of men from Columbus are facing multiple charges after allegedly abducting a Springfield man at gunpoint last week. Deontarious M. Banks, 21, and Tadrick L. Banks, 23, were both arrested in Springfield on Friday. Deontarious Banks is facing charges of aggravated robbery, improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle, carrying concealed weapons, having weapons under disability and obstructing...
Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

COMMON PLEAS COURT NEW SUITS 17-DS-0585 – Thomas J. Whitman, Springboro and Susan McMahan, Lebanon; petition for dissolution of marriage. 17-CV-0364 – The Huntington National Bank, Columbus v. Chad Wilt, 3067 S. Urbana Lisbon Road, South Charleston; plaintiff demands judgment of $374,104. 17-CV-0368 – Fifth Third Mortgage Co., Cincinnati v. Mickey L. Sparrow and Ann E. Sparrow, et...
RANKING: Top 10 list of retailers includes 9 in this area

RANKING: Top 10 list of retailers includes 9 in this area

In a changing shopping landscape, retailers are fighting each other to stay relevant to consumers through shopping innovation — and 10 of them are doing it better than all the rest. The nation’s largest retailers have held onto their top spots by focusing on value and embracing new ways consumers are shopping, according to the annual Top 100 Retailers list released today by the National...
Clark County Municipal Court cases

Clark County Municipal Court cases

CASES CALLED THURSDAY INCLUDED: Patrick L. Hayes, 67, of 1573 Karr St., OVI, guilty, three days jail, 12 months driver’s license suspension, fined $375; OVI, failure to drive on right, no seat belt, dismissed. Waylen Henry Barnes Jr., 42, of Dayton, OVI, failure to drive on right, no seat belt, dismissed. Beth A. Crable, 28, of 725 E. Pleasant, child endangering, guilty, 90 days jail with 90...
Couple brings new type of spa to Urbana

Couple brings new type of spa to Urbana

Urbana residents Sharon and Brad Wallace have brought a new type of spa to the city. NaCl, 646 Bodey Circle of Urbana, is a salt spa. The NaCl Salt Spa, NaCl is the periodic table abbreviation for sodium chloride, features several different treatments including a children’s room, adult and adult group therapy seasons, salt yoga and massage therapy. The idea for the store came when Sharon Wallace...
Health of Clark, Champaign County waterways key to safety, economy

Health of Clark, Champaign County waterways key to safety, economy

The rivers, streams and inland lakes in Clark and Champaign counties draw thousands of visitors each year for recreational activities and play a key role in the local economy. That’s why the Springfield News-Sun examined several years of data and reports to see how healthy the local waterways are for swimmers, boaters and others as algae blooms and high bacteria have threatened both drinking...
Ohio gas prices increase

Ohio gas prices increase

DAYTON —  Average retail gasoline prices in Dayton have risen 9.1 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.18 per gallon on Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 391 gas outlets in Dayton. This compares with the national average that has fallen 2.6 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.25 per gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.  "As motorists...
Passing showers, few storms tonight

Passing showers, few storms tonight

Clouds will increase with a chance for passing showers and perhaps a thunderstorm by late evening. Temperatures will hold to near 70 degrees. RELATED: County-by-County Forecasts  Front to bring chance for showers early tonight Pleasant weather through midweek Warming up as stormy pattern returns late week TONIGHT: Expect a few showers and perhaps a passing thunderstorm the first half...
What people are saying about Mike DeWine’s run for governor

What people are saying about Mike DeWine’s run for governor

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced on Sunday that he will seek the Republican nomination for governor in 2018. He spoke as the DeWine Family Ice Cream Social. Here’s what some of the folks there had to say: “As far as his experience, as far as being able to address the needs of Ohio, everything from our children and education, which is so important to this state, to the opiate...
Former bank employee opens new Springfield food truck

Former bank employee opens new Springfield food truck

A new food truck focusing on personal pizzas was inspired by a Rotary Club Food truck competition. Brad Focht, of Springfield, recently opened Phoenix Pizza, which will serve customers most days of the week at a handful of locations in the city. A former network engineer at Huntington Bank, Focht said he had wanted to open his own food truck for a long time, but was convinced after seeing how many...
Gov. John Kasich’s website hacked

Gov. John Kasich’s website hacked

Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s website was hacked today by a group claiming to support the Islamic State. The Ohio Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation was also hacked. A screen appeared saying: “Anti: Govt all word. You will be held accountable Trump, you and all your people. For every drop of blood flowing in Muslim countries. I love Islamic state.” According to a report on CNN...
Sausage helps bring missing pups home

Sausage helps bring missing pups home

Drones couldn’t do it, and neither could 120 searchers. But the smell of cooking sausages was apparently the key to bringing two lost dogs home. John Hampson was on a walk with his family’s two miniature schnauzers when the dogs ran off in thick fog on Red Pike fell near Buttermere, Cumbria, U.K. >> Read more trending news Liz and Graham Hampson, John’s parents, reached out...
7 things to know now: Manafort registers as agent; health care vote; Palin sues NY Times

7 things to know now: Manafort registers as agent; health care vote; Palin sues NY Times

Here's a roundup of news trending across the nation and the world today. What to know now: 1. Manafort registers as agent: Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager, registered on Tuesday with the Justice Department as a foreign agent. Manafort registered with the department for political consulting work he did for the ruling Ukrainian political party between 2012 and 2014...
Police say Narcan prevented them from charging man with DUI

Police say Narcan prevented them from charging man with DUI

Roswell police say they couldn’t charge an obviously impaired driver with DUI because officers had to use NARCAN to revive him. Michael Willis told WSBTV’s Mike Petchenik he was driving home from work on June 9 on Highway 92 near Mountain Park Road when he saw a car driving erratically. “I saw him start driving up on the sidewalk and he was driving on the wrong side of the road on...
Narcan may be no match for 2 new fentanyl strains

Narcan may be no match for 2 new fentanyl strains

Two new strains of fentanyl are so deadly that they may be immune to naloxone, also known as Narcan, the drug used to save those who have overdosed, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation said Tuesday in a news release.  Acrylfentanyl and tetrahydrofuran fentanyl were not identified by the GBI until March, when the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office submitted the drugs as part of forensic...
Substitute teacher accused of sex with student

Substitute teacher accused of sex with student

A 24-year-old former substitute teacher in Monett, Missouri, is accused of having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old student. According to the Monett Times, Loryn Barclay was arrested Sunday and charged with four counts of sexual contact with a student by a teacher. Barclay started as substitute teacher in fall 2016, and she was hired as a paraprofessional in November. As of April 27, she...
Dad of toddler who died of overdose laced kid-friendly drinks with drugs, prosecutors say

Dad of toddler who died of overdose laced kid-friendly drinks with drugs, prosecutors say

After a 15-month-old Oregon girl died of a methadone overdose in December 2013, the child’s father was accused of sometimes spiking "kid-friendly drinks" such as Capri Sun with the narcotic, the Oregonian reported. In court on Monday, prosecutors didn't specify whether they believe Darian Lee McWoods, 24, intentionally gave his daughter one of his cocktails or whether...
Mom says baby overheated as United Airlines plane sat on tarmac for 2 hours

Mom says baby overheated as United Airlines plane sat on tarmac for 2 hours

2017 is not a good year to be an airline company, especially if that company’s name is United Airlines.  Passenger and mom Emily France said her baby became overheated recently on a delayed flight as the aircraft waited on the Denver International Airport (DIA) tarmac, reports the Denver Post. The 39-year-old said that passengers waited for more than two hours on the plane despite...
North Carolina man who plotted ISIS-inspired terror attack sentenced to life in prison

North Carolina man who plotted ISIS-inspired terror attack sentenced to life in prison

A judge sentenced a Morganton, North Carolina, man to life in prison Tuesday morning at the federal courthouse in Asheville. Justin Sullivan, who was 19 years old when he was first arrested in 2015, pleaded guilty last November to one count of attempting to commit an act of terrorism transcending national boundaries. He told the FBI he was a converted Muslim and wanted to kill 1,000 people by...
WATCH: Irish reporter posts video of 'bizarre moment' with Trump in Oval Office

WATCH: Irish reporter posts video of 'bizarre moment' with Trump in Oval Office

Irish reporter Caitriona Perry shared video Tuesday of what she called “the bizarre moment” when President Donald Trump waved her over to his desk in the Oval Office during a call with Ireland’s new prime minister, Leo Varadkar.  As Trump chatted with Varadkar, he made Perry a topic of small talk by asking her a few questions about her Irish roots and and finished the encounter...
Jenna Bush Hager explains how her daughters remind her of herself and sister Barbara

Jenna Bush Hager explains how her daughters remind her of herself and sister Barbara

While speaking with People magazine, Jenna Bush Hager opened up about her daughters Poppy Louise, 22 months, and Margaret Laura “Mila,” 4, and how she sees her younger self in them. “Yesterday, Mila said, ‘It’s my room, my rules,’ and I flashed back to when I was 16 and tried to say things like that to my parents as a rambunctious teenager,” she said...

COMMENTARY: Health-care bill is a giant wealth transfer to the rich

The Senate’s bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act is not a health-care bill. It’s a tax cut for the wealthiest Americans, paid for by a dramatic reduction in health-care funding for approximately 23 million poor, disabled and working middle-class Americans. America’s wealthiest taxpayers (earning more than $200,000 a year, $250,000 for couples) would get a tax cut totaling $346...
Florida man accused of threatening state representative on Facebook

Florida man accused of threatening state representative on Facebook

Saying he was "fed up" with the Republican Party, a 33-year-old man lashed out Sunday on Facebook, threatening the life of state Rep. Jose Felix Diaz, R-Miami, the Miami Herald reports. Steve St. Felix, 33, of Miami-Dade County was arrested Monday and charged with making, written threats with intent to do bodily injury. Diaz contacted authorities after the threat appeared...
Eminem shows off beard, natural hair color in new photo

Eminem shows off beard, natural hair color in new photo

Eminem rarely makes public appearances when he isn’t promoting new music, so it came as a surprise to fans when he appeared in a photo with a beard and his natural brunette hair. Allure magazine reported that the 44 year-old-rapper made an appearance at the red carpet for “The Defiant Ones,” HBO’s four-part documentary on rapper and producer Dr. Dre and music producer Jimmy...
Reds win longball battle versus Brewers

Reds win longball battle versus Brewers

Billy Hamilton does not have a home-run trot. He flew around the bases after lining the ball to right-center field. He didn’t slow as he rounded third. He didn’t pause as he crossed home plate. Hamilton does everything fast, and his solo shot in the first inning Tuesday set the tone for the Cincinnati Reds in an 8-6 victory against the Milwaukee Brewers at Great American Ball Park. &ldquo...
These states have most overweight pets, research reveals

These states have most overweight pets, research reveals

Dogs and cats in America are becoming increasingly overweight, according to a report from Banfield Pet Hospital. Time reported that research from Banfield Pet Hospital released Tuesday shows that the number of overweight or obese pets in America is growing, and two states have the most hefty cats and dogs. The company, which operates close to 1,000 veterinary clinics in the U.S. and...
ProPublica: Local drug maker’s opiate addiction shot becoming drug court standard

ProPublica: Local drug maker’s opiate addiction shot becoming drug court standard

Alkermes, a pharmaceutical manufacturer with a plant located in Wilmington, is the subject of an expose on ProPublica.org over its anti-addiction drug Vivitrol.  According to author Alec MacGillis, Alkermes began aggressively marketing the drug and began aiming for federal and state funding, all while the drug became a popular staple in drug courts across the state. In 2016 the state...
Update: Police in Florida review test kits after drywall tests positive for cocaine

Update: Police in Florida review test kits after drywall tests positive for cocaine

Police in Oviedo, Florida, said they will take a closer look at their drug-test kits after what may have been drywall powder tested positive for cocaine. Karlos Cashe was pulled over in March for driving without headlights.  A K-9 officer made a hit on possible drugs on the passenger side of Cashe’s vehicle, police said. Oviedo police used a test kit and said a powdery substance tested...
Leslie Jones says Los Angeles Ritz Carlton doesn’t ‘like black people’

Leslie Jones says Los Angeles Ritz Carlton doesn’t ‘like black people’

Leslie Jones isn’t happy with the Ritz Carlton in Los Angeles, according to her Twitter feed. After hosting the BET Awards Sunday, the “Saturday Night Live” cast member and comedian checked into the luxury hotel franchise but was not happy with the service and said so in a tweet to her 600,000 followers Monday. “Wow was such a great night at the BET awards. But then had THE...
Cozart could return as soon as Wednesday for Reds

Cozart could return as soon as Wednesday for Reds

More often than not this season, Cincinnati Reds manager Bryan Price spends a good chunk of his pregame meeting with the media talking about injuries, which is probably only slightly more enjoyable for him than talking about losing. The Reds have dealt with more than their fare share of injuries in 2017, and that’s a big reason their season has spiraled into the basement of the National League...
Fake Time magazine covers displayed at Donald Trump’s golf club locations

Fake Time magazine covers displayed at Donald Trump’s golf club locations

UPDATE June 27 at 7:00 p.m.: The Washington Post reported that by Tuesday evening, a spokeswoman for Time Magazine said that the publication “asked the Trump Organization to remove the phony cover from the walls where it was on display.” President Donald Trump has a framed Time Magazine cover of himself decorating at least four of his golf clubs, two in the United States...
Reds starter Finnegan heartbroken after latest injury

Reds starter Finnegan heartbroken after latest injury

All of Brandon Finnegan’s hard work in his quest to return to the mound for the Cincinnati Reds resulted in four innings — officially three because he didn’t record an out in the fourth. Finnegan left the game Monday in St. Louis after 58 pitches. He allowed three earned runs on three hits. He walked four. The Reds lost 8-2 to the Cardinals to fall a season-high 8½ games out...
LA Fitness in Florida tests positive for Legionella

LA Fitness in Florida tests positive for Legionella

At least one of the Central Florida LA Fitness gyms the state health department linked to four cases of Legionnaires’ disease tested positive for Legionella bacteria. >> Read more trending news   The Orange County Health Department reported that multiple samples from local LA Fitness came back positive. Officials are still waiting to get the results from the LA Fitness in Metro West...
Dayton locks up men’s basketball coaching staff

Dayton locks up men’s basketball coaching staff

 There was a little more than standard news coming out of Dayton’s men’s basketball Monday, as the Flyers finalized new head coach Anthony Grant’s hires of Devin Davis, Casey Cathrall and Andy Farrell to flesh out his staff. A highlight video from last season has also gone public. Grant played cards of familiarity with two of his hires, all of whom previously agreed to join...
Double rainbow appears in Detroit before fireworks show

Double rainbow appears in Detroit before fireworks show

Those gathering for a fireworks show in Detroit Monday night received an opening act via Mother Nature. A double rainbow appeared in the sky over downtown Detroit, delighting those attending the 59th annual Ford Fireworks show. >> Read more trending news Images of the double rainbow were posted on social media. Not to be outdone, the fireworks show was also spectacular.
Young parents charged with murder in opioid-related death of toddler

Young parents charged with murder in opioid-related death of toddler

The parents of a 2-year-old Georgia girl who died after ingesting the opioid pain killer Oxycodone are now facing murder charges.  According to warrants released on Monday, Aubree Hendrix consumed the drug sometime on March 7 or 8 at her father’s home in DeKalb County.  The child later suffered a cardiac arrest. Jazea Lyles, 20, and Jalen Hendrix, 22, have been charged with felony...
Pregnant Taco Bell employee choked by woman upset over hot sauce packets, report says

Pregnant Taco Bell employee choked by woman upset over hot sauce packets, report says

A Taco Bell customer in Goshen, Indiana, attacked a pregnant employee because she did not get enough hot sauce packets, according to a report from The Elkhart Truth. Goshen Police Department spokeswoman Tina Kingsbury said that the woman came into the restaurant Monday afternoon and ordered a meal. Kingsbury told The Elkhart Truth that the suspect, described as a woman in her late...
Wayne football: Top 7 players in Warriors high school program history

Wayne football: Top 7 players in Warriors high school program history

Here’s who we consider the all-time seven best football players at Wayne High School. Have something to say about this alphabetical list? Email your comments to sports@coxohio.com. 1. Will Allen, DB, 2000 grad: OSU All-American; two key plays during 2002 national championship season were INT that secured 14-9 defeat of Michigan and a tackle that caused Miami RB Willis McGahee to suffer a blown...
Two Browns picked among top 50 NFL players who shouldn’t be traded

Two Browns picked among top 50 NFL players who shouldn’t be traded

The Browns did a complete teardown a year ago. It resulted in a 1-15 campaign, but also clinched Cleveland the No. 1 pick.  Defensive end Myles Garrett, the reward for such a disparaging season, is one of the most valuable assets in the NFL. He and veteran tackle Joe Thomas were ranked on NFL Spin Zone’s top 50 most untradeable players list. Thomas, an elite left tackle for the last...
19-year-old shoots, kills man trying to break into apartment

19-year-old shoots, kills man trying to break into apartment

Police said a teenager shot and killed a man Monday as he attempted to break into the teen’s apartment in DeKalb County, Georgia.  The 19-year-old told police he heard someone banging on the door of his apartment and trying to kick it in.  He grabbed a gun and shot through the door, authorities said.  Police found the intruder dead on the stoop.  Police said the shooting...
Kitten rescued after getting stuck on the Golden Gate Bridge

Kitten rescued after getting stuck on the Golden Gate Bridge

If cats have nine lives, how many lives do kittens have? An orange and white kitten is very fortunate to be alive after dodging traffic on the Golden Gate Bridge last weekend. >> Read more trending news California Highway Patrol received a call Sunday about a kitten running loose on the Golden Gate Bridge, according to the report on its Facebook page. Officers took one pass over the bridge and...
Former Reds’ great Larkin remains fan favorite

Former Reds’ great Larkin remains fan favorite

People have for years been bugging former Cincinnati Moeller football star Barry Larkin for autographs and pictures, you know, but he pulled quite the surprise on a Reds fan when he asked her – Laura O’Brien – to pose for a snapshot. Well, probably not really, if you dive into the hash tags in her post, which can be found her Twitter account @Lauralee987:    ...
Dayton offers scholarship to one of top 2019 recruits

Dayton offers scholarship to one of top 2019 recruits

The Dayton Flyers offered a scholarship to Pickerington Central High School junior Jeremiah Francis, one of the nation’s top recruits in the class of 2019. Francis, a 6-foot-3, 196-pound guard, announced the offer on Twitter on Tuesday. He’s a four-star recruit, according to Rivals.com and ranks 65th in the nation. Francis also has offers from Indiana, Ohio State, Purdue, West Virginia...
NEW DETAILS: Recall effort started against judge in Brock Turner case

NEW DETAILS: Recall effort started against judge in Brock Turner case

Critics of Judge Aaron Persky — the California judge who sentenced former Oakwood resident Brock Turner to six months in jail on sex assault charges — filed paperwork this week to begin collecting signatures for a June 2018 recall. Persky, a Santa Clara County Superior Court judge, is fighting back with his own campaign to retain his seat. Turner, who now lives in Greene County, was convicted...
Police officer helps driver pick out car seat for his child after traffic stop

Police officer helps driver pick out car seat for his child after traffic stop

The Dunwoody Police Department is recognizing one of its officers for turning a traffic stop into a teaching moment. Officer Jeffrey Leach stopped an SUV after noticing a child in a car without a car seat. The officer learned the driver did not have a car seat for his youngest child, the department said in a Facebook post Saturday. “Rather than just issue a citation, Officer Leach used...
2-year-old dies after falling asleep in hot van

2-year-old dies after falling asleep in hot van

A 2-year-old Idaho boy died after he was left over the weekend for more than six hours in a hot car near St. George, Utah, according to multiple reports. Authorities found the boy after they were called around 6:40 p.m. Saturday to a report of an unresponsive child at a home in Winchester Hills, St. George News reported. The child was pronounced dead at the scene, the news site reported. The...
Some call Costco’s new burger ‘Shake Shack copycat’

Some call Costco’s new burger ‘Shake Shack copycat’

Some Costco locations are serving up a new burger -- and it’s causing chatter beyond the food court.  >> Read more trending news Observations of the new burger have circulated for weeks, and it’s making headlines because food critics are comparing it to a Shake Shack burger. Shake Shack, a popular chain that hasn’t made it to the northwest U.S., builds its burger...
‘Little People Big World’s’ Zach Roloff introduces new baby to soccer

‘Little People Big World’s’ Zach Roloff introduces new baby to soccer

Reality TV stars Zach and Tori Roloff of “Little People, Big World” fame, took their new baby to his first soccer game this week. The couple documented much of the family outing for fans on Instagram as they took in a Portland Timbers game. Zach has a serious passion for soccer and has been a youth soccer coach for more than 10 years. Baby Jackson Roloff was pictured in Zach’s arms...
Small town won't burst Fourth of July fireworks to protect bald eaglet

Small town won't burst Fourth of July fireworks to protect bald eaglet

The Fourth of July is quickly approaching, and Americans are getting ready to host family and friends in celebration of the country’s independence. But one town is asking its residents to rethink their participation in the popular explosive tradition. Authorities in Columbia, a small Connecticut town, are concerned about the welfare of a bald eagle family, The Associated Press reported...
Country stars Rascal Flatts surprise bride with performance at wedding reception

Country stars Rascal Flatts surprise bride with performance at wedding reception

It’s often said that the most precious gifts you can give someone are your time and attention. Rascal Flatts was definitely feeling generous when it came to giving newlyweds Sara and Brandon McInnis a wedding gift. The bride and groom had planned their June 24 wedding in Watertown, Wisconsin, to include playing Rascal Flatts’ “Bless the Broken Road” during their first...
‘It’s a blessing:’ Teen paralyzed at age 4 graduates middle school as valedictorian

‘It’s a blessing:’ Teen paralyzed at age 4 graduates middle school as valedictorian

A rising high school freshman has a lot to celebrate after graduating as valedictorian from his eighth grade class. Nine years ago, a gunshot left him paralyzed. In 2008, Mantrell Stevens was struck by a stray bullet fired by a gang in a Chicago neighborhood. On Tuesday, Stevens graduated at the top of his class at Wadsworth STEM Elementary School. He credits his success to that tragedy. “It&rsquo...
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