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Woman killed in home invasion identified

Woman killed in Springfield home invasion ID'd

UPDATE @ 9:14 a.m. (Dec. 9): The Clark County Coroner's Office has identified the victim of the deadly home invasion in Springfield as Lacie Henry, 29, of Springfield. No preliminary cause of death has been released yet. UPDATE @ 11:09 p.m.: A 29-year-old woman shot in the apparent home invasion has died, Springfield police said. FIRST REPORT Springfield police are investigating the shooting of one...
Ohio lawmakers vote to prohibit suspending students over absences

Ohio lawmakers vote to prohibit suspending students over absences

Ohio school districts will count truancy based on hours missed, instead of days, and they won’t be allowed to suspend or expel a student based solely on unexcused absences, if a bill passed Thursday night becomes law. Districts would have to set up an intervention team for habitually truant students. Local state Rep. Jeff Rezabek, R-Clayton, sponsored the bill. The Senate passed it unanimously...
Ohio drivers may be required to leave more distance when passing bikes

Ohio drivers may be required to leave more distance when passing bikes

Drivers passing bicyclists on Ohio roadways would need to leave at least three feet between the vehicle and bike, according to House Bill 154, which passed the Senate on a 30-1 vote Thursday. Current law just says drivers passing cyclists must leave a safe distance but it doesn’t define that. The Ohio House already passed the bill. If it is signed into law by Gov. John Kasich, Ohio will join...
Clark, Champaign road crews gear up for winter weather

Clark, Champaign road crews gear up for winter weather

Traffic crews in Clark and Champaign counties have prepared salt trucks as winter weather is expected to approach the area over the next few days and weeks. Salt truck haven’t really had to respond yet to any weather events as of Thursday, but they’re expecting that will change soon. “We’re ready to go for the weekend in case we’re called in,” Champaign County Engineer...
Norovirus outbreak in Clark County: 5 things you should know

Norovirus outbreak in Clark County: 5 things you should know

Norovirus is one of the most common viruses in America and the average American will fall ill to it five times in their lifetime. South Vienna Elementary and Middle schools have been affected by the virus, as school officials said more than 100 students were out sick Wednesday with the highly contagious virus, which led them to close the school Thursday and again Friday. Here are 5 things...
New $6.5M lodge at Mad River Mountain almost complete after fire

New $6.5M lodge at Mad River Mountain almost complete after fire

Workers are nearly finished with a new $6.5 million lodge at Mad River Mountain and employees have begun making snow in hopes of opening for business next weekend. A fire last year destroyed its well-known, historic lodge. Mad River Mountain is the largest ski resort in the state. More than 150,000 people normally visit the resort during the ski season, management has previously told the Springfield...
$7.5M Love’s Travel Stop set to open in Clark County in January

$7.5M Love’s Travel Stop set to open in Clark County in January

A new, $7.5 million Love’s Travel Stop will likely open in Clark County next month after several delays. The 20-acre project located at the Interstate 70 and Ohio 42 interchange Love’s, a national truck stop and country store chain, purchased the former Prime Fuel truck stop at 4725 South Charleston Pike for $566,000. “This has been an ongoing process and there have...
Ryan Stevenson to perform at John Legend Theater in Springfield

Ryan Stevenson to perform at John Legend Theater in Springfield

Ryan Stevenson is making his presence known in the world of contemporary Christian music and will be back in Springfield on Tuesday, Dec. 13. He has written and co-written several hit songs. Stevenson is currently on tour with the Newsboys and will be touring with TobyMac beginning in January. In between the tours, he’s making a stop here to do a benefit concert on behalf of the Nehemiah Foundation...
2 different abortion bans now up to Gov. Kasich

2 different abortion bans now up to Gov. Kasich

The abortion debate raged on at the Ohio Statehouse as lawmakers on Thursday passed a bill to ban the procedure after 20 weeks gestation — a month earlier than what is generally considered the point of viability for a fetus outside the womb. After more than an hour-long debate that at times became emotional, the Ohio House voted 64-29 in favor of Senate Bill 127. It is the second abortion ban...
Lack of new budget could impact spending at Wright-Patterson AFB

Lack of new budget could impact spending at Wright-Patterson AFB

Congressional lawmakers will likely avert a partial federal government shutdown Friday by extending current spending levels until late April, but the absence of a new budget could have consequences on spending at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and elsewhere, analysts say. Still, a long-time Washington observer didn’t rule out a shutdown entirely, saying it is getting “harder and harder&rdquo...
Ohio lawmakers say Pete Rose paid his dues and belongs in hall of fame

Ohio lawmakers say Pete Rose paid his dues and belongs in hall of fame

Former Cincinnati Reds great Pete Rose has paid his dues for betting on baseball and it’s time that the legendary player and manager makes it into the Hall of Fame, according to Cincinnati area lawmakers. State Rep. Michael Sheehy, D-Oregon, is co-sponsoring a House resolution that urges Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred to remove Rose from the ineligible list and urges the Baseball...
$100K cut to Springfield police, fire OT may mean slower responses

$100K cut to Springfield police, fire OT may mean slower responses

Springfield city leaders have recommended cutting $100,000 in overtime pay for police officers, firefighters and medics next year, which could mean fewer first responders on the streets. The proposed cuts come after voters rejected an income tax increase on the ballot last month. Staff members have recommended about $1.5 million in cuts to several departments next year to avoid a projected deficit...
High School Basketball: Newcomers contributing for Springfield

High School Basketball: Newcomers contributing for Springfield

Springfield is going to look to three returning players to lead its boys basketball team this season, but if Tuesday’s 47-point win over Tecumseh is any indication, several newcomers will be able to score if needed. Guards Danny Davis and Michael McKay are multiple-year starters, and forward Leonard Taylor was a key player off the bench last year. All three scored in double figures Tuesday,...
Clark County schools to close again as virus confirmed in sick kids

Clark County schools to close again as virus confirmed in sick kids

South Vienna Elementary and Middle schools will be closed again Friday as the illness going around has been confirmed to be Norovirus. Clark County Health Commissioner Charles Patterson said reports from the Ohio Department of Health labs confirmed what officials believed from the beginning. “Luckily, if (patients) don’t have other issues, it usually resolves in a day to...
Flashback: When John Glenn dotted the ‘i’ in Script Ohio at Ohio State

Flashback: When John Glenn dotted the ‘i’ in Script Ohio at Ohio State

John Glenn,  Among his many claims to fame: He is among the few non-band members to dot the ‘i’ during a performance of “Script Ohio” by the Ohio State University Marching Band.  The former astronaut was bestowed that honor along with his wife, Annie, when the Buckeyes opened the season against Navy in 2009. Other non-band members to dot the ‘i’ during...
Bethany’s story: Why did 11-year-old Champaign Co. girl kill herself?

Bethany’s story: Why did 11-year-old Champaign Co. girl kill herself?

Bethany Thompson was caring, loving, funny — and a victim of bullying, her parents believe. The 11-year-old girl took her own life in October, the second Triad Middle School student the same age to commit suicide in the past five years. The Springfield News-Sun spoke extensively with her parents about her life, as well as experts on bullying and other parents whose children have killed themselves...
Census: Clark and Champaign cities losing population

Census: Clark and Champaign cities losing population

New Carlisle and Urbana are losing residents, according to new population estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau. New Carlisle’s population declined by 1.5 percent, losing about 90 people, from the 2006-2010 5-year estimate to the 2011-2015 estimate released this week. Urbana’s population decline over the same period was 1 percent, a loss of about 120 people. The new estimates put the village...
3 dead in 40 car pileup in Michigan

3 dead in 40 car pileup in Michigan

Three people died Thursday in a crash involving more than 40 vehicles on an icy highway in Michigan, according to multiple reports. Officials with the Livingston County Sheriff Department told WJBK that at least three people were killed in the accident on Interstate 96 in Livingston County. More than an hour after the wreck was first reported, fire officials were still working to free victims from...
Botched Ohio Edison smokestack demo: 6 things to know 6 years later

Botched Ohio Edison smokestack demo: 6 things to know 6 years later

Last month marked the six-year anniversary of the botched Ohio Edison smokestack demolition in Springfield. Here’s six things to know six years later: 1. The 275-foot tower fell the wrong way, smashing a building that housed back-up generators and knocking down two, 12,500-volt power lines. A gathered crowd of media members and contractors had to run to avoid live power lines that flew around...
Welcome to the new SpringfieldNewsSun.com

Welcome to the new SpringfieldNewsSun.com

Dear Readers, Today we are proud to launch the biggest redesign to  You will find extra rewards and content that’s exclusive to our customers, including unlimited access to everything we produce and bonus content from USA TODAY and others. The new site features a link to the ePaper on every page, which will take you to the replica of the printed newspaper and works on any device you own...
Clark County Municipal Court cases

Clark County Municipal Court cases

Andrew P. Bahun, 28, of 5101 Outerview Dr., OVI, guilty, three days jail with three days suspended, six months driver’s license suspension, fined $375. Amber N. Brewer, 38, address unknown, unauthorized use of vehicle, guilty, 20 days jail, credit for time served. Timothy W. Bryant, 20, of New Carlisle, under age OVI, guilty, 30 days jail with 30 days suspended, 24 months driver&rsquo...
Mad River Mountain resumes snowmaking

Mad River Mountain resumes snowmaking

Mad River Mountain today is continuing its snowmaking for the 2016-2017 season. The snowmaker will continue to churn out snow through the week and weekend. Photos: Scenes from the 2015 fire at Mad River Mountain The process includes a full snowmaking pond and over 130 high-powered fan guns to cover the terrain with snow. A 55th season opening date has not been set yet for Mad River Mountain, which...
Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

16-CV-0783 - Progressive Direct Insurance Company v. April Kay Comer, 621 S. Fountain Ave., Apt. 5, complaint for $2,898 for damages to motor vehicle of plaintiff’s insured due to an auto accident on June 25, 2015. 16-CV-0784 - Douglas D. Pierson, New Carlisle, v. Dorcas Jackson, 2010 Oak Knoll Dr., et al., complaint in excess of $25,000 for damages and injuries suffered...
Enon’s Pizza and Company re-opens, serves up classic favorites

Enon’s Pizza and Company re-opens, serves up classic favorites

A longtime favorite pizza and sandwich shop in Enon has re-opened after a former employee bought it and brought back many of the original recipes. Charles and Tracy Wiggins re-opened last month Enon’s Pizza and Company, 121 N. Xenia Dr. John Roberds owned and operated the popular eatery from 1977 until he sold it in 2004. Customers and employees raved about the original recipes, Charles Wiggins...

WATCH: Trooper helping change tire nearly hit

A trooper helping a motorist change a tire was nearly hit by a passing car. According to a post on the Ohio State Highway Patrol’s Facebook page, the trooper and motorist were nearly struck by the car, driven by a drowsy driver. The post did not specify where in Ohio the incident happened. We are working to find out more.
Urbana Ford dealership plans $800K expansion to Springfield

Urbana Ford dealership plans $800K expansion to Springfield

A Champaign County Ford dealership has plans for an $800,000 expansion into Clark County, the first time the automaker will have a presence in Springfield in almost a decade. White’s Ford, which currently is based near Urbana, will build an auto service center and used-car lot at 2123 W. First St. near U.S. 68. “We hope it will be a step to help serve the customers better down in Springfield...
Cold and breezy today, chance for snow this weekend

Cold and breezy today, chance for snow this weekend

Arctic air has moved into the Miami Valley, bringing cold temperatures and breezy winds Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini said. Today: Tonight: Friday: Saturday: Sunday: Monday:
Bitter cold wind chills arrive; snow expected Sunday

Bitter cold wind chills arrive; snow expected Sunday

Scattered flurries will taper late with clouds remaining. Temperatures will be cold, falling into the upper teens with wind chills ranging from 0 to 10. Bitter cold to start the day with wind chills in the single digits. A few flurries or even a quick snow shower will be possible through noon, tapering in the afternoon. Highs will...
American flag display sparks debate at University of Cincinnati

American flag display sparks debate at University of Cincinnati

An artistic display of the American flag has brought up the debate of freedom of expression at another Ohio university. Earlier this week, University of Cincinnati student Harry Sanchez Jr. displayed an exhibit with one American flag upside down, with another one hanging by a noose. Sanchez told our news partner WCPO-TV in Cincinnati he created the display in response to the recent presidential election...
Ohio Senate OKs concealed guns in government buildings, colleges

Ohio Senate OKs concealed guns in government buildings, colleges

Gun owners with concealed carry permits would be allowed to carry their firearms into city halls, libraries, recreation centers, and other public buildings that lack security checkpoints, according to changes made to a bill passed by lawmakers Wednesday. The Ohio Senate amended House Bill 48 to broaden the scope of places where CCW permitholders may carry guns and passed it on a 23-9 vote late Wednesday...
Springfield senior Danny Davis narrowing down college choices

Springfield senior Danny Davis narrowing down college choices

Danny Davis has started for Springfield’s basketball team the last four years and opened his senior season Tuesday night against Tecumseh with a team-high 15 points. But the 6-foot-3 guard will be thinking a lot about football in the next few weeks when he’s off the court. Davis is a major football recruit and is going to commit to a university within the next two months. According to...
Urbana theatre to host movie for Christmas, theater renovation

Urbana theatre to host movie for Christmas, theater renovation

The historic Gloria Theatre in downtown Urbana will host the movie, “Home Alone” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, and Sunday, Dec. 11. The $5 per person admission will benefit ongoing renovation of the Gloria. Doors will open about 30 minutes before each show. The film is the second in a series of Christmas movies to be shown at the venue, 75 years after Urbana industrialist and philanthropist...
Reports: Springfield’s Adam Eaton traded to Washington Nationals

Reports: Springfield’s Adam Eaton traded to Washington Nationals

Springfield native and former Miami University outfielder Adam Eaton has been traded by the Chicago White Sox to the Washington Nationals, pending a physical, according to multiple reports Wednesday. Eaton, a 2007 Kenton Ridge High School graduate, hit .284 with 14 home runs last season in Chicago. It was his third season with the White Sox and his fifth in the big leagues. He played his first two...
Astronaut, U.S. Sen. John Glenn has died

Astronaut, U.S. Sen. John Glenn has died

John Glenn has died at the age of 95 at Ohio State Wexner Medical Center in Columbus. John Glenn, the first American to orbit Earth and who later became a U.S. senator for Ohio, has been a patient at the James Cancer Hospital at Ohio State University for a little more than a week, according to several reports. According to those same media reports, the reason for his being admitted has not been made...
Ohio Senate panel votes to allow concealed guns on college campuses

Ohio Senate panel votes to allow concealed guns on college campuses

Ohioans are one step closer to being able to carry guns on college campuses, in day care centers and on private aircraft. The Senate Government Oversight and Reform Committee passed the bill Wednesday and it’s heading to the Senate for a vote. The House already approved the measure. The proposal sponsored by State Rep. Ron Maag, R-Lebanon, would leave the final decision up to each college or...
Ohio lawmakers take on minimum wage, pet store regulations

Ohio lawmakers take on minimum wage, pet store regulations

Ohio lawmakers rolled together restrictions on minimum wage rates, pet stores, bestiality, cockfighting and high-speed cell phone technology into one convoluted, controversial bill and passed it out of the House on Wednesday during the lame duck session. Senate Bill 331, also known as the “Petland Bill,” started out as an effort to block local government from regulating where pet stores...
Gatlinburg fires arrests: Two juveniles charged with aggravated arson

Gatlinburg fires arrests: Two juveniles charged with aggravated arson

Two juveniles have been arrested and charged for the deadly Gatlinburg fires in Sevier County Tennessee, according to the Associated Press and our CBS sister station WVLT. RELATED CONTENT: The arrests were announced at a 3 p.m. news conference Wednesday. The two juveniles are being held at a juvenile detention center in Sevier County after being arrested this morning. The District Attorney told WVLT...
Clark County school, believed hit by virus, will be closed today

Clark County school, believed hit by virus, will be closed today

UPDATE @ 9:35 p.m.: More than 100 students and some teachers were out sick Wednesday at a South Vienna school and Clark County health officials are looking into if a norovirus outbreak could be behind the absences. The Clark County Combined Health District will perform tests to determine whether or not the illnesses are linked to norovirus, which is a gastrointestinal virus that lasts 24 to 48 hours...
Norovirus forces Clark County school to remain closed Friday

Norovirus forces Clark County school to remain closed Friday

The illness going around South Vienna Elementary and Middle schools has been confirmed to be norovirus. Clark County Health Commissioner Charles Patterson said reports from the Ohio Department of Health labs confirmed what officials believed from the beginning. “Luckily, if (patients) don’t have other issues, it usually resolves in a day to two and people get...
Legal challenge planned on ‘heartbeat bill’

Legal challenge planned on ‘heartbeat bill’

A court challenge was promised Wednesday after the so-called “heartbeat bill” — one of the nation’s most restrictive abortion measures — was passed by the Ohio General Assembly during its lame-duck session and sent to Gov. John Kasich for his signature. “We’re ready to sue,” said Gary Daniels, chief lobbyist for the American Civil Liberties Union of...
Rumor of Springfield police on ‘Cops’ TV show spreads on social media

Rumor of Springfield police on ‘Cops’ TV show spreads on social media

A Springfield police team will be featured on the popular show “Cops” but it won’t be any officers from Ohio. A Facebook post reporting that the Springfield Police Division in Clark County will be featured on the national TV show is false, Springfield Police Chief Steve Moody said Wednesday. “It’s probably another Springfield in the country,” the chief said. There...
5 things to know about Ohio’s ‘heartbeat bill’

5 things to know about Ohio’s ‘heartbeat bill’

Ohio lawmakers have passed the “heartbeat bill” that would ban abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected. Here’s 5 things to know about the bill. 1. The legislation would prohibit most abortions as early as six weeks into pregnancy after the first detectable heartbeat. 2. Similar measures elsewhere have faced legal challenges, and detractors in 3. Republican Gov. John Kasich...
Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

16-CV-0772 - Carrington Mortgage Services, LLC, v. Julie M. Stewart aka Julie M. Little aka Julie Bates, 3229 Woonsocket St., et al., complaint in foreclosure for $74,574. 16-CV-0773 - Wells Fargo Bank, NA, v. Melissa D. Webb, New Carlisle, et al., complaint in foreclosure for property located at 1139 Chalet Dr., New Carlisle, for $59,318. 16-CV-0774 - Gerald Tritle and Jennifer Tritle, 234 E. Cecil...
Springfield Then and Now: Downtown Springfield

Springfield Then and Now: Downtown Springfield

After surviving an unusually mild November, December has arrived and living in Ohio we know the weather can change at the drop of a hat. In 1950, Springfield was famously covered in around 1,663,872 tons of snow. A massive blizzard left hundreds stranded, and called a city-wide state of emergency for 6 days until the overwhelming snow became a mad river and flooded the city, causing a new list of...
Mandel announces Senate bid, hopes to duplicate Trump’s triumph

Mandel announces Senate bid, hopes to duplicate Trump’s triumph

As he prepares to run for the Senate in 2018, Republican State Treasurer Josh Mandel hopes to rely on the same populist themes used this year by President-elect Donald Trump — a strategy Democrats say won’t work against Sen. Sherrod Brown, who has strong support among working-class Ohioans. Mandel, who lost to Brown in the 2012 Senate race, Wednesday became the first Republican to enter...
Dayton, Cincinnati Kroger locations hiring for 600 people

Dayton, Cincinnati Kroger locations hiring for 600 people

Kroger is hiring for 600 open positions during a hiring fair on Saturday. Cincinnati-headquartered Kroger is hiring in Cincinnati and Dayton. The company is looking to hire for 600 employees during a job fair at all local locations on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The company is hiring in several departments, including: produce, meat/seafood, deli/bakery, Starbucks, the bistro, apparel...
Support grows for Santa accused of fat-shaming 9-year-old NC boy

Support grows for Santa accused of fat-shaming 9-year-old NC boy

Support for a North Carolina Santa who fat-shamed a 9-year-old boy is growing across the country. A Forest City mother said the man, Earl Crowder, told her son to "lay off the hamburgers and fries" after the boy gave Santa his wish list. Crowder resigned after the incident but since then, his supporters created a Facebook page, claiming that in real life, Crowder buys toys for those less...
‘Everything is gone': Fire leaves 6, including 4 children, homeless

‘Everything is gone': Fire leaves 6, including 4 children, homeless

Six people, including a mother and her four daughters, are now homeless after a fire ripped through their homes Thursday evening in McKeesport.  Authorities said the flames erupted shortly after 5 p.m. at a home on Hartman Street. Officials said the fire appears to have started in the mother of four’s home and then spread to her neighbor’s home. "First thing I think is if we...
Gopher tortoise covered in blue paint saved

Gopher tortoise covered in blue paint saved

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation officers said they have been able to clean and release a gopher tortoise that was covered in blue paint. The endangered animal was found in Martin County. The tortoise was taken to an animal rehabilitation facility, where it recovered, and then was placed back in the wild, albeit with a slight blue hue.   FWC said putting paint anywhere on a turtle can be...
This week in Bengals history: Dec. 11

This week in Bengals history: Dec. 11

The Cincinnati Bengals have played six times on Dec. 11, and are 3-3: Here is a quick glance at those games: Cincinnati led 16-3 at halftime, but Houston quarterback The Browns held Carson Palmer to 93 yards passing (which remains his career low for a game he finished), but Rudi Johnson ran for 169 and a touchdown and Shayne Graham kicked a game-winning 37-yard field goal...
Pizza shop targeted by conspiracy theory gunman tries to crowdfund security costs

Pizza shop targeted by conspiracy theory gunman tries to crowdfund security costs

Comet Ping Pong has started a The pizza shop was targeted after a fake news story went viral before last month's presidential election, The story claimed that the restaurant was the center of a child sex ring, alleging that children were being held against their will in a back room of the establishment. Sunday, a North Carolina man traveled to Washington, D.C. to "investigate" the claims...
'Secret Santa' pays $46k to pay off holiday layaway accounts

'Secret Santa' pays $46k to pay off holiday layaway accounts

A woman just made Christmas brighter for nearly 200 families in Pennsylvania. The woman, identified only as Santa B, went to the town's Walmart Wednesday and gave the service desk a cashier's check for $46,265.59, That was enough to pay off all 194 layaway accounts.  Walmart's corporate offices said that "Santa B" has done this before and that this is the third year that the woman...
Oregon boy falsely tests positive for meth

Oregon boy falsely tests positive for meth

An Oregon boy’s trip to the emergency room turned into a frightening experience for his mother after a routine test showed the 2-year-old had tested positive for methamphetamine. Chierey Hupp of Gresham, Oregon, told Hupp said her son's condition prompted hospital staff to call the Department of Human Services. Doctors ordered Marlon to be transferred to During Marlon’s treatment, Hupp...
Woman in medical scrubs steals from Texas widow

Woman in medical scrubs steals from Texas widow

Ola Donalson lives off her husband’s partial pension payment and from Social Security. She told
Singing Contractors go viral with Christmas tune

Singing Contractors go viral with Christmas tune

Aaron Gray and Josh Arnett had a viral hit last year with “How Great Thou Art.” For the Christmas holiday, the two general contractors sang “Mary, Did You Know?”
Texas officer buys 2 car seats for struggling mom

Texas officer buys 2 car seats for struggling mom

A Texas mother who had broken car seats got an unexpected gift from a police officer last month. The officer bought her new ones. Alexis Jones of Arlington told As Jones went shopping on Nov. 25 with her 3-year-old daughter and 9-month-old son, Arlington police officer Brandon Gilbert pulled her over. "I was already nervous about the kids being unstrapped because Amia — she comes out of...
Stolen necklace containing daughter’s ashes returned to Va. couple

Stolen necklace containing daughter’s ashes returned to Va. couple

The truck of Robert and Yvonne Avila
Alabama executes man for 1994 murder of store clerk

Alabama executes man for 1994 murder of store clerk

Ronald Bert Smith Jr., 45, was put to death by lethal injection,
Take a look at your landscape for decorating ideas

Take a look at your landscape for decorating ideas

I love searching my landscape for plants that can be used to decorate my home for the holidays. I have actually been intentionally planting the shrubs that I like to use for decorating. For instance, one of my favorites, though not usually a favorite for others, is Juniper. I have planted two different varieties in the past four years in order to get different colors of greenery. Junipers come in...
Community raises money for students behind on paying school lunches

Community raises money for students behind on paying school lunches

The community helped elementary school students in Newton, North Carolina, who were behind in paying for their lunch sandwiches. Those students had to eat cheese sandwiches and were told they couldn’t go to the school dance. Taryn Faucette's son attends Blackburn Elementary School in Newton and recently received an email saying her son owed $20 for school lunches. Faucette said her son ...

H.S. Results for 12/8: Waynesville overcomes record performance

Layne Ferrell set a school record for Franklin but the Wildcats came up short in a 60-50 loss to unbeaten Waynesville in girls basketball Thursday. Ferrell scored 39 points, setting a school record for points in a game. Rachel Murray paced Waynesville with 24 points and Aubrey Rains added 12. Waynesville improved to 4-0; Franklin fell to 1-2. ...
Relay for Life gets center stage at Legendary Lights of Clifton Mill

Relay for Life gets center stage at Legendary Lights of Clifton Mill

The Legendary Lights of Clifton Mill became the platform for the Relay for Life on Thursday night, with some proceeds from the night going to the group that organizes the dedicated walk/race to bring awareness to cancer.  Anthony Satariano, owner/operator of Clifton Mill, said the experiences he and his wife have had prompted them to decide to see what they could do to help the cause.  He...
Jay Gruden fired up about son's first career point

Jay Gruden fired up about son's first career point

Joey Gruden still trails Dayton’s greatest walk-on player (or walk-on turned scholarship player) Bobby Wehrli by 85 points in UD record books, but he got on the board for the first time Tuesday. Gruden, a walk-on senior guard, scored his first career point with one minute to go in a 91-59 victory over Saint Joseph’s College, making 1 of 2 free throws for the Dayton Flyers’ final...
Blind horse, seeing-eye camel become best friends

Blind horse, seeing-eye camel become best friends

You've heard of seeing-eye dogs for blind people. But how about a seeing-eye camel -- for a horse? The unlikely friendship started at the Pony X-Press Zoo in Winslow, Maine where a horse named Dolly and a camel named Caesar live and entertain crowds as a team. "She's probably the only horse that has a seeing-eye camel; she unfortunately has gone blind,” Ed Papsis of the zoo said. Papsis...
City, county governments may have to allow concealed guns in buildings

City, county governments may have to allow concealed guns in buildings

The Ohio Legislature’s drive to expand the places where concealed weapons can be carried was met with skepticism by some local officials and concern over how they would keep the public and their employees safe at city hall, county buildings, airports and college campuses. While the bill allows university and library trustees and private owners of day care centers to decide whether to let concealed...
Report: Life expectancy in the U.S. is shrinking

Report: Life expectancy in the U.S. is shrinking

The average life expectancy of an American is getting shorter, according to the National Center for Health Statistics.  A new report from the NCHS reveals that eight of the 10 leading causes of death in the U.S. have increased, such as heart disease, stroke, and diabetes.  >> Read more trending stories Now an average American is expected to live 78 years and nine months---which is...
Local aviation expert says John Glenn’s death has not ‘sunk in yet’

Local aviation expert says John Glenn’s death has not ‘sunk in yet’

“I’m not ready to talk about John Glenn in the past tense.” That is what Tim Gaffney, aviaiton writer and communications director for the National Aviation Heritage Alliance, had to say about Glenn’s death on Thursday. “I don’t think it's sunk in yet,” Gaffney said. He was such a vibrant guy. He was just somebody that you thought was going to go on forever...
U.S. government considers allowing phone calls on flights

U.S. government considers allowing phone calls on flights

Under  The  >> Read more trending stories The move is a sign the federal government is considering allowing voice calls on flights — but first it wants to hear from what certainly will be a massive number of people who want to share their opinions on the matter. Right now, Federal Communications Commission rules don’t allow for people to make voice calls using their cellphones...
Donald Trump will remain a producer on 'Celebrity Apprentice'

Donald Trump will remain a producer on 'Celebrity Apprentice'

President-elect Donald Trump will remain a producer on the revamped NBC show "Celebrity Apprentice." Variety reported that Trump has an executive producer credit on the reality TV show, according to confirmation from MGM Television, which produces the show.
Timeline: John Glenn's amazing life 

Timeline: John Glenn's amazing life 

 On Thursday, Dec. 8,  2016 John Glenn died at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center at the age of 95.  Discover the life John Glenn lived below with our interactive timeline. » 
Amber Alert: Abducted girl from Georgia believed to be in extreme danger

Amber Alert: Abducted girl from Georgia believed to be in extreme danger

Fifteen-year-old Calah Waskow was abducted from Evans, Georgia, Sunday by a man in a tan Ford Crown Victoria with a South Carolina license plate, officials said. The license plate number is  The suspected abductor is Jason Johnson, who stands at 5 feet 8 inches and weighs about 175 pounds, officials said. Calah is believed to be in extreme danger, according to an Amber Alert.
Ogbuehi accepts benching, eager to move back to left tackle

Ogbuehi accepts benching, eager to move back to left tackle

Cincinnati Bengals tackle Cedric Ogbuehi didn’t sound like a man who had just lost his job. Instead, the 2015 first-round pick seemed as though he had been unburdened. “I could never really get comfortable with the right side,” Ogbuehi said Thursday in his first comments since being benched after starting the first 11 games at right tackle. The Bengals made the decision last week...
Leonardo DiCaprio meets with Trump to talk about the environment

Leonardo DiCaprio meets with Trump to talk about the environment

Leonardo DiCaprio met with Donald Trump after the President-elect named Scott Pruitt to be the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, The actor and environmental activist joined the CEO of his Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, Terry Tamminen, met to discuss how jobs tied to environmentalism can help the economy. Tamminen "Today, we presented the President-elect and his advisors with...
Urban Meyer: First playoff experience was ‘over the top’

Urban Meyer: First playoff experience was ‘over the top’

Urban Meyer was a skeptic when he first heard the news about a playoff coming to college football. All it took was one trip to the playoff to convert him. Two years ago, the Ohio State Buckeyes had such a good time in winning the Sugar Bowl against Alabama and the national championship game against Oregon, the coach had all his doubts erased about whether the playoff — and the extra games it...
16,000 retired miners face losing benefits

16,000 retired miners face losing benefits

A bill aimed at keeping the federal government running faces the very real prospect of stalling over a fight over retired coal miners. The United Mine Workers of America have been engaged in a months-long fight to save retirees’ health care and pensions, both insolvent because of bankruptcies in the coal industry. Unless Congress acts, more than 16,000 retired miners will lose their health benefits...
Ohio State’s Elflein wins Rimington Trophy

Ohio State’s Elflein wins Rimington Trophy

Ohio State Buckeyes senior Pat Elflein won the Rimington Trophy on Thursday. The honor goes to the nation’s top center. The award was announced at the ESPNU Red Carpet Show preceding the ESPN Home Depot College Football Awards Show. Elflein is the 18th winner of the award, which will be presented to Elflein by the Rimington Trophy Committee and the Boomer Esiason Foundation in Lincoln, Neb....
Affidavit: Suspect says he was 'just hungry' after punching pizza delivery driver

Affidavit: Suspect says he was 'just hungry' after punching pizza delivery driver

Police in Austin, Texas, have accused a man of assaulting a pizza delivery driver and holding a gun to the head of a convenience store clerk in two separate robberies. >> Read more trending stories According to court records, Antonio Ezekiel Durio, 19, was arrested Tuesday and faces charges of robbery, aggravated robbery and harassment of a public servant. An arrest warrant affidavit for Durio...

Remembering John Glenn

A sampling of the reaction to the death of John Glenn: “I remember vividly, as a freshman at Yellow Springs High School, sitting in science class and, like so many Americans, listening to the radio and watching on TV later in the day, as John Glenn became the first American to orbit the Earth. That day, he captured the hearts of Americans and guaranteed his place in the history of this country...
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