Northwestern grad Schilling crowned Clark County Fair Queen

Taylor Schilling, daughter of Mike and Tanya Schilling, was crowned the 2017 Clark County Fair Queen on Saturday. Schilling, a 2017 graduate of Northwestern High School, has been showing hogs at the fair for eight years. In the fall she will attend Ohio State University to study food science and animal nutrition. Each of the eight contestants was asked an impromptu question and the judges picked the...


Overnight storm destroys new outbuilding near South Charleston

Overnight storm destroys new outbuilding near South Charleston

A storm passing through early this morning knocked down trees and ripped apart an outbuilding near South Charleston. Meanwhile, about three dozen residents in Huber Heights are waiting to have power restored after a storm brought down a large tree and snapped a utility pole Friday morning. Steve Gladman, who lives in the 5700 block of Platsburg Road near South Charleston, he heard the storm move...
Clark County stress hand washing, other tips at fair to stop swine flu

Clark County stress hand washing, other tips at fair to stop swine flu

Clark County Fair organizers and the Ohio Department of Agriculture want fair visitors to take precautions against the spread of swine flu. That’s in hopes of preventing a situation that happened at the Clinton County Fair — where pigs infected with the H3N2v strain of the virus were found. The Clark County Fair began Friday and continues until next Friday. Organizers hope to beat last...
Stafford: Helping a friend and looking into the future

Stafford: Helping a friend and looking into the future

If Clark State Community College awarded honorary degrees in mechanical ineptitude, I would have asked my wife to hang mine over the fireplace for me by now. You’ve heard of Mr. Handy? I’m so unhandy my nickname should be “Wrists.” So a couple of weeks ago when my friend Denny recruited me to help bleed the air from his brake lines, I assumed he was planning on bleeding them...
Power restored to most after 24 hours of severe weather

Power restored to most after 24 hours of severe weather

From its height of more than 22,000 Dayton Power and Light customers without power, only a handful are without service as of early evening on Saturday. Efforts to restore power resulted in more than 400 DP&L line crews being deployed in the field, according to DP&L. Strong storms in the past 24 hours have wreaked havoc in the Miami Valley, causing damage to trees and property and knocking power out...
Chance for storms continues through Sunday

Chance for storms continues through Sunday

The chance for showers and storms will continue overnight; however, the chances look to be best south of the Miami Valley. Those of south of Interstate 70 still could see a few showers or storms overnight. Lows will be in the middle 70s, Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar said. Storms possible through Sunday evening More dry time expected after Sunday chance for rain returns Thursday Sunday...
Springfield church may face fines after cutting trees in historic area

Springfield church may face fines after cutting trees in historic area

A Springfield church could face fines after allegedly violating the city’s municipal code by cutting down trees in a historic district without first going to a review board. Dove Pentecostal Assembly sits at the corner of South Fountain Avenue and East Pleasant Street in the South Fountain Historic District. It made cut down several trees on its property recently, causing the city to send an...
Car thief suspects caught on camera arrested in same clothes in Springfield

Car thief suspects caught on camera arrested in same clothes in Springfield

Two men caught on camera stealing a car in Richmond were still wearing the same clothes when they were arrested in Springfield, deputies said. Richmond, Indiana, police on Tuesday notified the Clark County Sheriff’s Office that a stolen black Pontiac G6 could be in the Springfield area. A short time later, a deputy spotted the car near Springfield High School, according to the sheriff&rsquo...
Humidity brings increased threat for showers, storms this weekend

Humidity brings increased threat for showers, storms this weekend

The high heat and humidity will stick around for the weekend, along with the threat for thunderstorms. While storms may cool us down from time to time, our team of Storm Center 7 meteorologist say not to expect much relief from the steamy conditions until late Sunday or Monday. A cold front will slowly push into the region over the weekend, which will lead to an increased threat for showers and storms...
Ohio Auditor: Withhold funding for giant online school

Ohio Auditor: Withhold funding for giant online school

State Auditor Dave Yost has asked the Ohio Department of Education to withhold “a significant portion” 2017-18 funding for the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow (ECOT), the embattled online school at the center of multiple lawsuits over how many students attended the school. Yost doesn’t want the money paid until ECOT’s enrollment can be verified. ECOT has received more than...
Rain can’t dampen excitement at first day of Clark County Fair

Rain can’t dampen excitement at first day of Clark County Fair

Heavy storms passed through the first day of the Clark County Fair on Friday morning, but fairgoers seemed not to notice. For Susan Delong of Xenia, there was fair food to be eaten and shows to watch. “We were a little concerned about the weather,” said Delong, who attends the Clark County Fair every year. “But my granddaughter was showing a pig so we had to be here.” MORE...
Students test skills in Springfield by building spaghetti bridges

Students test skills in Springfield by building spaghetti bridges

Using a pound of dry spaghetti noodles, students from the Miami Valley were able to build bridges that held 5 pounds, 10 pounds and even 30 pounds of weight Friday morning at the Clark State Performing Art Center. The students were taking part in the Johns Hopkins University Engineering Innovation program at Clark State Community College. The four-week program teaches students different kinds of engineering...
400 pounds of pot seized, 2 arrested in ‘large-scale’ Dayton to Columbus drug ring

400 pounds of pot seized, 2 arrested in ‘large-scale’ Dayton to Columbus drug ring

A task force investigation into a large-scale marijuana distribution network between Dayton and Columbus netted 400 pounds of pot and two arrests. Victor Guadiana, 54, of South Houston, Texas, and David Garcia-Barajas, 25, an illegal immigrant, were arrested Thursday night, Ohio Attorney Gen. Mike DeWine, Montgomery County Sheriff Phil Plummer, U.S. Department of Homeland Security Investigations Special...
Camp keeps Springfield kids learning to stop summer slide

Camp keeps Springfield kids learning to stop summer slide

Learning didn’t stop this summer for 72 Lincoln Elementary School students. The Bobcat Summer Adventure Camp, a six-week enrichment program for kindergarten through sixth grade sponsored by the Springfield Promise Neighborhood, supplemented what the students learned in summer school with reading and writing activities with themes on the natural world, the arts and athletics. DETAILS: Clark County...
Clark County Fair weather forecast

Clark County Fair weather forecast

A hot and humid weekend will bring the threat of more storms to the Miami Valley. While at the Clark County Fair this weekend, it's also important to drink lots of water as temperatures soar to highs around 90 degrees, said Storm Center 7 Meteorologist McCall Vrydaghs. Friday started out with severe weather across the area. The chances for wet weather will decrease through the day, then drying...
Local ‘Ninja’ to be on NBC

Local ‘Ninja’ to be on NBC

Dan Arnold and family enjoy sharing their interest — and Dan’s success — in the “American Ninja Warrior” competition. Arnold, a nursing home administrator by day, was a participant in the most recent season’s competition that airs on NBC television. His training for the competition included working out on a “Ninja Warrior” obstacle course set up in the...
Troopers in OVI checkpoints also trained to spot those on opioids

Troopers in OVI checkpoints also trained to spot those on opioids

Troopers just wrapped up an OVI checkpoint tonight on U.S. 40 just in Vandalia, just south of the Dayton International Airport. Between 350 and 450 cars traveled through the sobriety checkpoint between 9 and 11 p.m. The goal is to deter and intercept impaired drivers. While the smell of alcohol or marijuana can be easy to detect, opioids can be tougher to identify. But troopers are trained to spot...
Springfield woman charged after boy, 10, allegedly missing for 7 hours

Springfield woman charged after boy, 10, allegedly missing for 7 hours

A Springfield woman is accused of child endangering after an Amber Alert was nearly issued for a 10-year-old boy who was allegedly missing for more than seven hours on Tuesday evening. Jana Chanel Stanhope, 29, of 2503 Virginia Ave., faces two counts of child endangering. Stanhope plead not guilty in the Clark County Municipal Court on Wednesday morning. MORE CRIME: Springfield man accused of unlawful...
Updated Clark County Fair logo weaves family, fair history together

Updated Clark County Fair logo weaves family, fair history together

Twenty-five years have passed since the Clark County Fair logo was created so the time seemed ripe to wash it down, brush it off and groom it like an animal headed for the show ring. That the groomer is artist Jerid Smith, who raised the fair’s Grand Champion Hog in 1990, seems fair, in both senses of the word. That he used his favorite artistic tool, a computer, to breathe new life into an...
Clark County Fair hog project, swine flu teach about risks in life

Clark County Fair hog project, swine flu teach about risks in life

Our children love their animals: two dogs, six chickens, a pond full of fish and currently three market hogs. It’s no secret that the market hogs are what they are: hogs going to market. From day one, the kids all know this. Do they like bidding farewell to their beloved animals at the Clark County Fair? No. Have they given them the best possible — albeit short — life they can? Absolutely...
Clark County Fair Schedule: Find out what’s happening every day

Clark County Fair Schedule: Find out what’s happening every day

2017 Clark County Fair Schedule of Events Everyday: Krantz Antique Truck/Tractor/Equipment Exhibit (By the Entertainment Tent) Midway opens at noon and closes at 11 p.m. Paratus Helicopter Rides daily, $20 per person RELATED: Clark County Fair lowers price, plans more promotions, entertainment Friday, July 21 4, 6, 8 p.m.: Shark Encounter 5, 7, 9 p.m.: Pork Chop Review noon to 11 p.m.: Mechanical...
Country star, sharks highlight Clark County Fair entertainment

Country star, sharks highlight Clark County Fair entertainment

You won’t need a beach when Clark County gets its own shark week beginning Friday, July 21. Shark Encounter will bring live sharks to the midway for daily shows and highlights the Clark County Fair’s 2017 entertainment schedule. RELATED: Clark County Fair to see big changes at animal auctions this year Add in performing pigs and hogs, an exhibit devoted to one of the area’s leading...
Clark County Fair to see big changes at animal auctions this year

Clark County Fair to see big changes at animal auctions this year

For the first time, animals at the Clark County Fair will be sold on a single day at the inaugural Clark County Champion Showcase and Junior Fair Auction. In previous years, animal auctions took place over three days. This year, the one-day auction will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, July 28, in the Expo Center. RELATED: Mini indoor tractor pull makes debut at Clark County Fair “The bottom line...
Father of Springfield High School player, former South standout help Ohio State team advance in $2M event

Father of Springfield High School player, former South standout help Ohio State team advance in $2M event

Leon Rodgers and Nate Miller met on the basketball court nearly a decade ago and have spent many hours practicing together. The pair are hoping their time together on the court will soon include claiming a share of a multi-million dollar prize. Rodgers and Miller are playing with a team mostly comprised of Ohio State alumni that is participating in The Basketball Tournament, which has a winner-take-all...
Mini indoor tractor pull makes debut at Clark County Fair

Mini indoor tractor pull makes debut at Clark County Fair

Don’t call them lawn mowers. The vehicles competing in the Clark County Fair’s first mini indoor tractor pull may have started out that way but they certainly don’t act like it. READ MORE: Clark County Fair lowers price, plans more promotions, entertainment “It’s pretty much taking the original and making it a high performance vehicle, I guess you could say,” said...
Clark County Municipal Court cases

Clark County Municipal Court cases

CASES CALLED WEDNESDAY INCLUDED: Brittany J. Fent, 30, of 738 S. Broadmoor Blvd., assault, dismissed - prosecutor request. Carey Beth Goney, 24, of 914 Homestead Ave., domestic violence, assault, dismissed. Bobbie Lee Hagen, 29, address unknown, criminal damaging, dismissed - prosecutor request. Pauline E. Harris, 56, of 102 E. Main St., Apt. 401, theft, guilty, 10 days jail with 10 days suspended...
Clark County Fair lowers price, plans more promotions, entertainment

Clark County Fair lowers price, plans more promotions, entertainment

The 2017 Clark County Fair has more shows, more attractions and more free music — and it’s all for the lowest admission price that fairgoers have seen in a number of years, according to Dean Blair, executive director of the fairgrounds. “It’s more bang for the buck,” Blair said. General admission has dropped to $6, which is thought to be the lowest price since 1998. Parking...
Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

COMMON PLEAS COURT NEW SUITS 17-CV-0401 - The City of Springfield, Ohio, City Hall, 76 E. High St., v. Roosevelt Stembridge, 410 Willow Dr., et al., complaint for all defendants to be required to set forth interest or claims on the real property located at 915 W. Liberty St., that property be sold and the amount due plaintiff, $3,480, be paid from the proceeds, and that all liens on the property be...
Air Force awards big contract to UDRI

Air Force awards big contract to UDRI

The University of Dayton Research Institute has received a seven-year, $43 million Air Force contract to develop nonmetal materials for airplanes, spacecraft and ground vehicles. Researchers at UDRI’s campus and at the Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base will investigate adhesives, sealants, elastomers, textiles, and composites, among other materials, according to...
Bacon cravings push pork prices higher

Bacon cravings push pork prices higher

Your love of bacon is causing pork-belly prices to reach record highs. As more and more people reach for a pack of bacon at the grocery store, pig farmers are struggling to keep up the demand, according to a report from the Wall Street Journal. Pork-belly, the part of the hog used to make bacon, have risen around 80 percent in 2017. Americans bought 14 percent more bacon at stores in 2016 compared...
2016 Clark County Fair Queen advice: Make the most of fair week

2016 Clark County Fair Queen advice: Make the most of fair week

Lea Kimley was shocked when she was crowned 2016 Clark County Fair Queen. Then she was just plain busy. “It’s really overwhelming,” Kimley said. “As soon as you get the hang of it, fair week is over.” Kimley attended a long list of events as queen, both at the fair and after it ended. Her reign also helped her meet one of her best friends. Kimley, 19, met Pickaway County&rsquo...
Tree falls on Arcanum home as severe weather moves through

Tree falls on Arcanum home as severe weather moves through

The Miami Valley is under a Severe Thunderstorm Warning until 8:15 a.m. Storm damage has been reported in the area. Huber Heights crews are working to clear and tree that fell across Rip Rap Road Westbound Kemp at Grange Hall Road in Beavercreek is shut down for a tree across the roadway as of 8:10 a.m. At 10877 North Kessler Road in Piqua, a DP&L pole is reportedly on fire...
Springfield wants hazardous waste dump named a Superfund site

Springfield wants hazardous waste dump named a Superfund site

The city of Springfield wants the Tremont City Barrel Fill — which has 1.5 million gallons of hazardous waste near the city’s drinking water source — to be placed on the Superfund list to ensure federal action. Springfield city commissioners unanimously passed a resolution two weeks ago backing a reduced $24 million clean-up plan two weeks ago at the closed dump that has industrial...
Troopers make more drug arrests, impaired driving up in Clark County

Troopers make more drug arrests, impaired driving up in Clark County

Ohio troopers are making more drug arrests this year, a trend local leaders say they expect to see in Clark County, too. Felony drug arrests by troopers statewide are up 12 percent compared to this time last year, according to statistics from the Ohio State Highway Patrol. Troopers in Clark County have made 36 felony drug arrests so far in 2017, but that number will likely go up, said Lt. Brian Aller...
Storms return overnight, into early Saturday morning

Storms return overnight, into early Saturday morning

A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued for Randolph and Wayne Counties in Indiana until 7 a.m., according to Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell. A few showers and storms late tonight. Expect weather to become more active in the early morning hours of Saturday, Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell said. Threat for strong weekend storms Heat advisory, 1-7 p.m., for Butler...
Springfield fire cadets train in the hot seat

Springfield fire cadets train in the hot seat

With humid air and temperatures soaring into the 90s, it’s even more important to stay hydrated. That especially goes for firefighters who battle scorching blazes while wearing heavy protective suits, helmets and more than 50 pounds of gear on the job. The Springfield Fire Rescue Division’s latest class of cadets is finding this out firsthand. "First of all, it's been brutal,&rdquo...
Son of Cold War U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers to appear at AF Museum

Son of Cold War U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers to appear at AF Museum

Francis Gary Powers Jr. was often questioned about his father, but the answers were lacking. The son of the most famous Cold War pilot, Francis Gary Powers Sr., who was shot down in a U-2 spy plane over the Soviet Union in 1960, wanted answers so he decided to find them. “I didn’t do research to vindicate my father,” said Powers, 52, founder and chairman emeritus of The Cold War...
Clark County groups combine for hazmat training

Clark County groups combine for hazmat training

Firefighters and area health officials spent Thursday morning training to react in case of a major chemical spill or similar emergency. The exercise, which lasted most of the day, was designed to give rescuers and staff at the Springfield Regional Medical Center hands-on experience with how to deal with emergencies involving hazardous materials, said Ken Johnson, deputy director of the Clark County...
Longtime Urbana auto dealer sold to SVG Motors

Longtime Urbana auto dealer sold to SVG Motors

A growing chain of car dealerships recently stepped in to buy one of the longest-running family owned businesses in Urbana, with plans to add additional employees and renovate the business. SVG Motors, an auto dealer with locations in Dayton, Eaton and Greenville, has purchased Trenor Motors for an undisclosed price. READ MORE: Springfield Airport tapped to test new drone technology The Urbana company...
Local doctors: John McCain’s cancer is aggressive

Local doctors: John McCain’s cancer is aggressive

Glioblastoma, the type of brain cancer that U.S. Sen. John McCain has is known to be aggressive and so difficult to irradicate that it is considered incurable, according to area oncologists. But advances in brain imaging and surgery as well as radiation and chemotherapy have turned brain cancer from a quick death sentence into a disease that can often be far more effectively treated than in the past...
Enon woman dies after years of work in local government, agencies

Enon woman dies after years of work in local government, agencies

Priscilla Smithers, who served as Springfield City Clerk, an Enon Village Council member and will several local nonprofits, has died. She was 75. Smithers began as the director of community services for Continental Cablevision before taking the position as clerk of Springfield City Commission, which she held for nine years. She was credited as a stabilizing force during a tumultuous time at City Hall...

Parenting with the Kid Whisperer: Mom or servant? Hmmm…

Dear Kid Whisperer, I have three boys, aged 8, 12, and 16, who are all quite disrespectful and very unappreciative of me. It’s very hurtful. I am a stay-at-home mom and I think of myself as being great at my job. I cook them hot meals, do their laundry, clean their rooms, drive them everywhere, and help them with their homework. I take care of the house so that they can concentrate on their...

TODAY’S MODERATOR: A new kind of 911

The abuse of 911 services has been much-covered, especially so-called “frequent flyers” who more or less use the calls as their primary health care. In many cities, costs are out of hand. According to The Atlantic, Memphis is trying a new approach. “Since April, the city has been engaged in an experiment to take some pressure off the emergency dispatch system. A committee of civic...

A Lighter Look: Anticipating the joys of grandmotherhood

I was talking with my friend whose daughter was expecting her first child any day. With the new world of grandparenthood looming, she was anxious with excitement. Her words betrayed varying emotions, which we all know can take hold any time while feeling the angst of the unknown. I appreciated her honesty as she wondered, “Will my daughter still need me?” Her fear that this new little...
Neighbor amazed to see group of teens cleaning up neighborhood

Neighbor amazed to see group of teens cleaning up neighborhood

When a man learned why a group of Georgia youth were cleaning up their neighborhood, he started recording. Al Grant, of Taylor County, is praising 14 young men for taking initiative and doing good for the community. When Grant asked the young men who made them come out and clean, they responded in unison, nobody." "We aren't in trouble," one man said. "It just feels good to give...

Dragons drubbed, but Siri extends hit streak to 28 games

By John Cummings Contributing Writer Somewhere, a switch was flipped on the Dayton Dragons and manager Luis Bolivar is trying to switch it back. The Dragons, who had five of their last seven games decided by two runs or less, were banged out of Fifth Third Field for the second consecutive night Saturday, 8-2 by Burlington. Dayton lost 8-1 to Peoria on Friday. Burlington, with 12, made it three straight...
Body cam footage of officer shooting two dogs released

Body cam footage of officer shooting two dogs released

Body camera footage was released Thursday of the Minneapolis Police officer who climbed a fence and shot two dogs while he responded to a false alarm. The graphic, point-of-view video shows Officer Michael Mays take aim, then fired at Ciroc hitting the dog in the jaw as it slowly walked toward him during the incident July 8. Another dog, Rocko, then runs into the frame and Mays fires twice striking...
Atlanta group protests CNN coverage of Trump

Atlanta group protests CNN coverage of Trump

About 30 people gathered outside CNN’s Atlanta headquarters Saturday to protest the network’s coverage of President Donald Trump. “Beware fake news” and “CNN. Criminal News Network” were some of the messages they delivered to people walking nearby and to fellow political conservatives watching the demonstration via live feed on Breitbart.com. The...
Reds notes: Scuffling Votto not ready to rest

Reds notes: Scuffling Votto not ready to rest

Much was made of New York Yankees phenom Aaron Judge going eight games without hitting a home run before he almost launched one out of Seattle Safeco Field on Friday. Many were wondering if participating in the Home Run Derby might have sapped some of Judge’s stamina. Other sluggers have gone through similar struggles, most notably Todd Frazier when he still was with the Reds in 2015. Winning...
Woman bit by shark off Florida Keys

Woman bit by shark off Florida Keys

A 40-year-old woman was bit on her foot by a shark in the Florida Keys and airlifted to the hospital Saturday. A good Samaritan reported the shark attack around 12:30 p.m. to the U.S. Coast Guard, according to WTVJ. The woman, who has not been identified, said it was a small shark. She is in the hospital in good condition.
Tom Archdeacon: Still treasuring Barcelona 25 years after Olympics

Tom Archdeacon: Still treasuring Barcelona 25 years after Olympics

LaVonna Martin-Floreal ended up with two keepsakes from the Barcelona Olympics. One was her silver medal. The other? Her husband. This coming Tuesday marks 25 years since the Olympic Games opened in Barcelona, Spain in 1992. While LaVonna said she hadn’t realized the anniversary was right around the corner, she wasn’t surprised. “I knew Edrick and I were coming up on our 25th wedding...
Police break window to rescue dogs from hot car

Police break window to rescue dogs from hot car

Boston police officers and firefighters broke into a car Thursday evening to save a couple of dogs trapped inside. Boston 25 was there when police pulled the dogs from the car and put them into a police cruiser. A woman told us she was out for a run on Columbia Road in South Boston when she saw the dogs inside the car. She said she checked the temperature on her phone and it was 87 degrees outside...
Car drives off with nozzle in tank, sparking gas station fire

Car drives off with nozzle in tank, sparking gas station fire

A quick-thinking attendant prevented a small fire at a Southwest Austin gas station from becoming much, much worse, Austin fire officials said. The fire at an Exxon station at U.S. 290 and FM 1826 was confined to a single pump. It was reported just before 8 p.m. Friday. The Austin Fire Department said a car drove off with the fuel nozzle still in its gas tank, ripping the pump out of the ground and...
Bear spotted climbing fence at Florida apartment complex

Bear spotted climbing fence at Florida apartment complex

A bear climbed over a fence Thursday at an apartment complex near the St. Augustine Outlets, according to reports. A woman who sent in a video showing the bear's climbing skills said she saw it at around 9:45 p.m. near the Old Town Villages Apartments. The complex is a few miles from the St. Augustine Outlets. In the video, the bear was seen walking along the side of an apartment building and a fence...
Apple supplier Foxconn to announce in August if Ohio among three states to get operations

Apple supplier Foxconn to announce in August if Ohio among three states to get operations

Ohio is among seven states competing to land factories from Apple iPhone supplier Foxconn, a Taiwanese touchscreen maker. The company will announce locations of new U.S. operations in early August, according to the Associated Press, which would be built in three states. Ohio has made no mention of negotiations with Foxconn, but Governor John Kasich made a hastily planned trip to Japan in June...
Hartsock: Gilkison expands lead in Dayton Metro golf tournament

Hartsock: Gilkison expands lead in Dayton Metro golf tournament

He knows what it’s like to come from behind to win the Dayton Metropolitan Championship, now Josh Gilkison is on the other side. The defending champion took a six-shot lead into Sunday’s final round at Heatherwoode Golf Club in Springboro. He trailed by six shots a year ago before rallying to force a playoff with Adam Armstrong, he won in four holes. Gilkison grabbed a two-shot lead after...
Officers finish treehouse started by slain trooper

Officers finish treehouse started by slain trooper

Three dozen law enforcement officers came together to finish a project started by New York State Trooper Joel Davis, who was killed in the line of duty July 9. Davis, 36, had started work on a treehouse for his daughter, Jaila, but he was killed before it could be finished. Davis died days before Jaila's 13th birthday, Syracuse.com reported. This week, dozens of active and retired officers helped...
CDC: Deadly salmonella outbreak linked to papayas

CDC: Deadly salmonella outbreak linked to papayas

Dozens of people have been sickened and at least one person has died in a salmonella outbreak linked to a specific variety of papayas, the Centers for Disease Control said. A total of 47 people in 12 states have been diagnosed with salmonella infections believed to have been caused by yellow Maradol papayas, the CDC said in a news release. >> Read more trending news At least a dozen...
Man sues after lottery officials refuse to pay $5M prize because underage son bought ticket

Man sues after lottery officials refuse to pay $5M prize because underage son bought ticket

A man is suing the California Lottery Commission, claiming officials refused to pay a $5 million prize because his underage son purchased the ticket. Ward Thomas sent his 16-year-old son into a Mobil gas station in Long Beach to exchange winning scratcher tickets for more tickets in October, the Los Angeles Times reported. The store employee did not ask the teen for ID, the suit alleges. The...
Verizon backpack giveaway 2017: Some locations giving away free backpack with school supplies

Verizon backpack giveaway 2017: Some locations giving away free backpack with school supplies

Certain Verizon Wireless Zone locations will be giving away free backpacks full of school supplies on Sunday.  Through the “School Rocks Backpack Giveaway” program, Wireless Zone, along with TCC and the Culture of Good, have prepared more than 235,000 backpacks to be handed out to children in locations around the country. The backpacks are free on a first come, first serve basis....
Fish bites girl 25 times, causing serious foot damage

Fish bites girl 25 times, causing serious foot damage

A Minnesota girl is recovering after a fish bit her multiple times while she was paddleboarding in a lake. Maren Kesselhon, 11, was with her father Wednesday at Island Lake when the attack occurred, KARE reported. Maren said as she took a dip in the lake, she felt the fish grab her left foot. She said her entire foot was in the fish's mouth. Maren was rushed to the hospital where she was treated...
Albuquerque mayor overrules condiment ban placed on free senior meals

Albuquerque mayor overrules condiment ban placed on free senior meals

Seniors who had been forbidden to season meals provided by the city can thank Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry for intervening in the "condiment wars." Because the city's congregate meal program is funded through a grant, it is required to follow strict nutritional requirements. However, some seniors felt the requirements were draconian, because they banned all condiments unless they were...
Young heart transplant patient dies, family says

Young heart transplant patient dies, family says

A 5-year-old Massachusetts boy whose story gained national attention when he learned he was getting a long-awaited heart transplant has died. Ari Schultz was born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome and had to undergo two heart surgeries before he was even born. Earlier this year, after waiting nearly 200 days for a new heart, the family learned Ari would be getting one. On June 16, Ari came home...
Police: Man tried to snatch toddler from grocery cart

Police: Man tried to snatch toddler from grocery cart

A mother in Texas called the moment a man tried to snatch her toddler out of a grocery store cart terrifying. WFAA reported that the attempted abduction took place Wednesday outside a Kroger in Grand Prairie. Victoria Edwards told WFAA that after she had loaded her groceries and was about to place her children in the car she heard her son say that a man was trying to grab the shopping cart with Madison...
Report: Actor John Heard dies at 72

Report: Actor John Heard dies at 72

Actor John Heard, best known for playing the dad in the “Home Alone” movies, has died, TMZ reported. US Weekly confirmed the report. Heard was found dead in a California hotel Friday, according to TMZ. He was 72. The cause of death is unknown, but TMZ reports that Heard had minor surgery on Wednesday, and was staying at the hotel while recovering. Heard’s acting career...

State adds 11,500 jobs in June

Ohio’s unemployment rate rose slightly in June to 5 percent, as the state added 11,500 jobs. The number of unemployed in the state has gradually risen by about 10,000 people in the past 12 months, even as the state added 56,800 jobs, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services reported Friday. Government employment led job growth for the month. State employment was up by 6,000 and local government...
35-pound cat joins adopted family for adorable wedding photos

35-pound cat joins adopted family for adorable wedding photos

The cat formerly known as Symba has had a busy time since he went viral in June for his eye-popping girth.  The 35-pound orange tabby has since been adopted by a couple who got married on July 8. Like many wedding guests, the cat, now named Vito, wanted to look his best. His new owners have placed him on a strict diet and a regular exercise regimen. The newlyweds posed with Vito in a series of...
American flags hanging on overpasses destroyed

American flags hanging on overpasses destroyed

Someone in Massachusetts is destroying American flags placed on overpasses. The man who put the flags up in honor of his uncle says he is heartbroken by the actions. “We salvaged what we could, we did the best we could,” Paul Alegria said.  He put flags up across overpasses in Lexington, Waltham and Newton. Alegria tells Boston 25 News someone vandalized at least 12 American flags...
Louis Tomlinson heeds dying mother's wish, reconciles with ex-bandmate Zayn Malik

Louis Tomlinson heeds dying mother's wish, reconciles with ex-bandmate Zayn Malik

Louis Tomlinson said he honored a special request from his dying mother last December: The One Direction member reconciled with former bandmate Zayn Malik. >> Read more trending news The Sun reported that before her death from leukemia at age 42, Johannah Deakin initiated a secret reconciliation between her son and Malik, who had not spoken to one another for a year.  “My mum said...
Prince George marks his fourth birthday with official photo

Prince George marks his fourth birthday with official photo

Prince George celebrates his fourth birthday on Saturday, and the royal family released photographs of the beaming child, the Independent reported. >> Read more trending news The son of Prince William and his wife Kate is third in line to the British throne. In a statement, Kensington Palace said that "The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to share a new official portrait of Prince...
Minnesota man has collected nearly 3 million soda can tabs

Minnesota man has collected nearly 3 million soda can tabs

A Minnesota man has been collecting the tabs from aluminum cans for nearly 30 years, and he is closing in on a major milestone. In a Plexiglas box that is the size of a Dumpster, Jim Spinler has collected nearly 3 million tabs. >> Read more trending news “There’s 2,650,000 in there right now,” the 75-year-old Spinler told the Owatonna Peoples Press. “With the box...
When it’s hot or stormy, there’s always this ... 

When it’s hot or stormy, there’s always this ... 

Well, based on today’s forecast you might be hot and miserable or stuck indoors due to storms. Sounds like a perfect weekend for the movies. And some great new releases hit theaters this weekend, plus you could always take in a few classics. Longtime friends trek to New Orleans for wild times. Cast: Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith, Tiffany Haddish, Larenz Tate, Kate Walsh, Mike...
Kentucky must pay attorney fees for couples who sued Kim Davis

Kentucky must pay attorney fees for couples who sued Kim Davis

A federal judge ruled Friday that Kentucky taxpayers must foot the bill for more than $220,000 in attorney fees for the couples who were denied marriage licenses by the Rowan County clerk, WKYT reported. >> Read more trending news In July 2015, four couples -- two same-sex and two opposite-sex filed suit against Kim Davis, who had refused to issue marriage licenses. Davis cited her religious...
Scientists will battle mosquito population by releasing 20 million of them

Scientists will battle mosquito population by releasing 20 million of them

Mosquitoes are an annoying pest, particularly during the summer. Now, scientists in California are working to shrink the population of the pesky insects that carry disease. >> Read more trending news How? The scientists will be releasing 20 million of them in California. If that sounds counterproductive, there is a method behind it. The plan is to release millions of sterile male mosquitoes...
First woman enlists to become a Navy SEAL

First woman enlists to become a Navy SEAL

A woman will be training with other potential candidates as she tries to become te first female Navy SEAL, CNN reported. >> Read more trending news The midshipman and another woman have enlisted and hope to join the Navy’s special operations teams. The Navy declined to identify the candidates, citing security considerations, NPR reported. The latter candidate was in boot camp for...
Ole Miss football coach made phone call to number tied to escort service

Ole Miss football coach made phone call to number tied to escort service

University of Mississippi football coach Hugh Freeze announced his resignation Thursday night after school officials cited personal conduct issues that included a one-minute telephone call to a number associated with a female escort service, USA Today reported. >> Read more trending news The phone call was raised as a potential issue in a legal battle between the school and former Rebels coach...
Canadian rock legend Kenny Shields dies 

Canadian rock legend Kenny Shields dies 

Kenny Shields, the lead singer of Canadian classic rock ‘n’ roll band Streetheart, died Friday after cardiac surgery in Winnipeg, CBC News reported. He was 69. >> Read more trending news Shields and Streetheart charted during the 1970s and 1980s with hits like “Action,” “Hollywood,” “Here Comes the Night,” and a cover of the...
‘Britain’s Got Talent’ champion dog Pudsey dies

‘Britain’s Got Talent’ champion dog Pudsey dies

Former “Britain’s Got Talent” winner Ashleigh Butler announced the death of her beloved dog, Pudsey on Friday, ITV reported. >> Read more trending news Butler, who won the 2012 season title on the ITV television show with Pudsey -- a mix of border collie, bichon frise and Chinese crested -- posted an emotional tribute on her Instagram account. “My handsome man is gone...
Woman, deputies aid 4 children left in car in Walmart parking lot

Woman, deputies aid 4 children left in car in Walmart parking lot

A Virginia woman and three sheriff’s deputies helped make four children comfortable, providing them with formula and diapers after they were left alone in a car in a Walmart parking lot, WTVR reported. >> Read more trending news  Crystal Richards-Jackson said she noticed three Hanover County deputies making multiple trips to a car parked outside a Walmart in Mechanicsville. Four...
Dragons lose, but Siri extends hitting streak to 27 games

Dragons lose, but Siri extends hitting streak to 27 games

The Dayton Dragons managed four hits Friday night at Fifth Third Field in an 8-1 loss to Peoria, but Jose Siri had one of them, extending his team-record hitting streak to 27 games. Siri swatted the first pitch he saw leading off the first inning for a double and now owns what is believed to be the fifth-longest hitting streak in Midwest League history, longest since 2000 when Garvin Wright of Michigan...
Your eyes will fry under normal sunglasses during 2017 eclipse, here’s why

Your eyes will fry under normal sunglasses during 2017 eclipse, here’s why

The nation is preparing for the Aug. 21 “Great American” total solar eclipse, which is the first in 99 years to cross coast-to-coast. That means buying special eclipse glasses because normal sunglasses – even those with the darkest lenses – aren’t enough to protect eyes from damaging rays. It’s not that the sun is any stronger during an eclipse...
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