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Mad River Twp. residents voice concern over mining site

Hundreds of people filled the small cafeteria of Greenon High School to voice their concerns about a permit modification that would affect the Mad River Twp.  Enon Sand and Gravel LLC applied for a permit modification in November 2016. The township became aware of the modification request at the beginning of March. The company wants to dig about 60 feet deeper on a 400 acre property according...
Children at overdose scenes make it tough for Dayton first responders

Children at overdose scenes make it tough for Dayton first responders

Dayton firefighter/paramedics say they responded to 32 overdoses from Saturday to Sunday -- three times as many ODs this past weekend as the same weekend period a year ago.  And they say their task is made more complicated when children are witnesses to the aftermath of overdoses. "I think it's starting to get worse, honestly," Dayton resident Aaron Gibbons told News Center 7's Kate...
Columbia Gas starts $3.4M line replacement in Springfield

Columbia Gas starts $3.4M line replacement in Springfield

Columbia Gas of Ohio has started replacing aging pipelines in two more Springfield neighborhoods, part of $2 billion statewide program. The utility company launched a 25-year program to replace about 4,000 aging lines in 2008 in Ohio, with the cost shared by customers. So far $30 million has been spent installing new pipes and meters in the city of Springfield and the latest projects will bring it...
Triad schools spend more than $400K on new, safer windows

Triad schools spend more than $400K on new, safer windows

The Triad Local School District will spend more than $400,000 to replace windows at the elementary and middle school. The board of education voted to approve the two projects during a March regular school board meeting. The money will come out of the district’s general funds. “The most important role of a school building is to keep kids warm, safe and dry, and when you have windows like...
Kenton Ridge baseball eyes third straight conference crown

Kenton Ridge baseball eyes third straight conference crown

Every couple of years, Aaron Shaffer gives his players a quiz on Kenton Ridge baseball — an actual question-and-answer session on the rich tradition of the Cougars. The 10th-year coach wants them to know the program has produced four major leaguers in Adam Eaton, Dustin Hermanson, Dave Burba and Rick White. He makes sure his predecessor, Tom Randall, isn’t forgotten. The program founder...
Warrant issued for pregnant Springfield mom after suspected OD

Warrant issued for pregnant Springfield mom after suspected OD

An arrest warrant has been issued for a pregnant Springfield woman on child endangering charges after police alleged she was found unresponsive over the weekend while she was supposed to be caring for a young child. Jessica Webb, 25, was found inside her home on Saturday, March 25. Her boyfriend came home and found a 4-year-old child unattended, according to the police report. RELATED: Clark County...
Driver arrested after stolen vehicle collides with pickup truck

Driver arrested after stolen vehicle collides with pickup truck

Four people were sent to the hospital and one person is in custody after he allegedly drove a stolen vehicle through a red light and crashed into a pickup truck in Bethel Twp., Clark County. Police said the male who was arrested at the scene was observed getting out of the driver’s side of the stolen vehicle that ran the red light and hit the truck, which was occupied by four people. Those...
Springfield man stabbed after alleged fight over loud music

Springfield man stabbed after alleged fight over loud music

A Springfield man has been accused of stabbing another man after an alleged fight over loud music. Wayne Skaggs, 53 of Springfield, appeared in Clark County Municipal Court on Monday on a felonious assault charge. He pleaded not guilty. Police alleged he stabbed Doug Vance, also of Springfield, on March 16. According to court records, Skaggs allegedly became angry at Vance for playing music too loud...
Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

COMMON PLEAS COURT NEW SUITS 17-CV-0169 - Fifth Third Mortgage Company, Cincinnati, v. Mickey L. Sparrow, 4825 Mumper Road, et al., complaint in foreclosure for property located at 1829 W. Main St., for $32,983. 17-DR-0253 - Dawn L. Epps, 631 W. Euclid Ave., v. DeAngelo D. Epps, Dayton, complaint for divorce. 17-DS-0254 - Scott C. Eaton, 2047 Beatrice St., and Nicea C. Eaton, 202 Roseland Ave., E...
STORE CLOSURES: GameStop to close 150 stores

STORE CLOSURES: GameStop to close 150 stores

GameStop, a video game and cosumer electronics retailer, will close at least 150 stores after reporting another year of declined sales. The Texas-based company released its report of sales and earnings for 2017 last week, and projected a grim 2017 for some stores. In the fourth quarter of last year, total global sales decreased nearly 14 percent, and new hardware sales declined 29 percent. A...
Clark County Municipal Court cases

Clark County Municipal Court cases

CASES CALLED THURSDAY INCLUDED: Brittany R. Baker, 20, of 2175 S. Yellow Springs St., drug abuse, lanes of travel, dismissed. Emilio Brenes, 36, of 1337 Rutland Ave., criminal damaging, guilty, 90 days jail, fined $250; resisting arrest, guilty, 90 days jail; two counts criminal damaging, theft, obstructing official business, dismissed. Jeffrey W. Ervin, 60, of South Charleston, OVI, guilty, 12 months...
Spirit Airlines pilot’s likely overdose raises safety questions

Spirit Airlines pilot’s likely overdose raises safety questions

The suspected fentanyl-related overdoses of a Spirit Airlines pilot and his wife in their Centerville home raise a frightening prospect: Has the opioid crisis that is destroying whole families entered the ranks of pilots entrusted with hundreds of lives each day? Investigators have offered no indication that Brian Halye used drugs while piloting aircraft during his nine years with Spirit Airlines...
Honda, Toyota supplier to add 85 jobs, build $55M Springfield plant

Honda, Toyota supplier to add 85 jobs, build $55M Springfield plant

A Japanese auto parts manufacturer will take over a prominent business park in Springfield and create 85 new jobs as part of a $55 million investment. Topre America Corp. had announced plans in December to build a 20,000-square-foot facility at the Champion City Business Park and create 20 jobs. But the company has already acquired additional work supplying Honda and Toyota, and Monday’s announcement...
Defense contractor lands $47M laser research deal

Defense contractor lands $47M laser research deal

A Dayton area defense contractor has landed a six-year, $47.7 million research deal to protect military warfigthers and harden materials against laser attacks, according to the Department of Defense. UES, Inc. of Beavercreek, was awarded the contract, continuing research at the Laser Hardened Materials Evaluation Laboratory inside the Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base...
Clark County school district looks to build 20K-square-foot gym

Clark County school district looks to build 20K-square-foot gym

Southeastern Local School district leaders want to know what taxpayers think about building a multi-purpose gymnasium near Miami View Elementary. The building would be paid for by money from the district’s general fund, Superintendent David Shea said, and he said the district won’t put on a new levy for the proposed building. A total cost for the project has not been established yet, Shea...
Dayton area gas prices decline for a third consecutive week

Dayton area gas prices decline for a third consecutive week

Dayton — Average retail gasoline prices in Dayton have fallen 8.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.12 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 0.9 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.28 per gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.   "Remarkably...
Rain lingers overnight, fog could develop by morning

Rain lingers overnight, fog could develop by morning

Showers will continue to linger across the area through the overnight hours and into Tuesday morning, according to Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell. Showers taper off towards Tuesday morning Patchy fog possible tonight Seasonably mild temperatures through the week RELATED: County-by-County Forecasts   Overnight: Showers will linger across the region into Tuesday morning...
Cyber war at home: 7 ways to protect yourself

Cyber war at home: 7 ways to protect yourself

If you lock your car at night, can you guarantee no one will get inside? Cyber experts say it’s the same for your personal computer and other devices. “A really good thief who has all the tools at their disposal is going to get into your car,” said David Salisbury, a University of Dayton information systems professor. “You’re just trying to make yourself a less attractive...
Police investigate armed robbery at Springfield Certified station

Police investigate armed robbery at Springfield Certified station

Springfield police are investigating after an armed robbery occurred at the Certified gas station on South Limestone Street early Monday morning.  Officers were dispatched to the station at 2501 South Limestone Street around 1:30 a.m. after a clerk reported an armed robbery.  Police scanner traffic indicates one masked man entered the store and displayed a gun while a second person remained...
Clark County introduces new K-9 officer

Clark County introduces new K-9 officer

The Clark County Sheriff’s Office introduced its new K-9 officer on Sunday morning. Gordon, a 4-year-old German shepherd, was donated to the department by former owner Talerie Brown. The dog will be partnered with Deputy Christopher Doolin. As a new K-9 handler, Doolin will be entering a six-week training program with Gordon at Police Dog Services in Germantown. RELATED: Clark County sheriff&rsquo...
With bulk of pitching back, Northwestern baseball optimistic

With bulk of pitching back, Northwestern baseball optimistic

When Todd Houseman became Northwestern baseball coach in 2014, he wanted to build up the program after several middling seasons. But he knew that wouldn’t happen without the players making a stronger commitment to the sport. He began preaching the importance of travel baseball, which lasts through the summer and beyond but is a surefire way to improve. “At the time, we were still Division...
International applicants dramatically down at area universities

International applicants dramatically down at area universities

U.S. college applications from international students are dramatically down, including requests received by area universities that rely on the tuition revenue generated by the foreign applicants. Around 39 percent of U.S. universities are reporting a decline in international applications for the fall semester while 26 percent saw no change and 35 percent saw an increase, according to a survey released...
World War 1 exhibit opening at Clark County Heritage Center

World War 1 exhibit opening at Clark County Heritage Center

A local historical Society next month will be hosting a World War 1 themed exhibit featuring artifacts from Springfield residents. The Clark County Historical Society will be debuting their two-year exhibit Global Conflict, Local Experience: Clark County Joins the Great War at their museum at the Heritage Center, 117 S. Fountain Ave, on April 6th. The event will be hosted at the center’s Crabill...
Five things to know: Are you at risk for a cyber attack?

Five things to know: Are you at risk for a cyber attack?

If you’re online, you’re at risk, experts say. “The fact of the matter is we as a society do more and more and more stuff online — that’s individuals, that’s governments, that’s businesses — and when you do that … what we call the threat surface has grown exponentially,” said David Salisbury, a University of Dayton professor of information...
New Carlisle community garden prepped for second season

New Carlisle community garden prepped for second season

New Carlisle residents are planning for the second season of planting in the community garden. The garden is located on about a third of an acre lot donated by the city next to the closed Madison Street school. Organizers have been working to put boards around each of the plots. “We have 40 plots, and approximately 20 people have plots,” New Carlisle Vice Mayor John Krabacher said. Krabacher...
Springfield leaders: Anti-violence efforts lead to drop in murders

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

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

Storm system spawned 2 funnel clouds; showers possible tonight

A strong storm that prompted the National Weather Service to issue tornado warnings for Clark and Greene counties this evening produced two funnel clouds, the NWS reported. Lingering showers possible tonight Overnight temps near 50 degrees More rain late Monday through early Tuesday Tonight: A few lingering showers will be possible tonight, but overall the trend is more dry time and a few breaks in...
Cincinnati nightclub to permanently close this week after deadly shooting

Cincinnati nightclub to permanently close this week after deadly shooting

CINCINNATI — Cameo Night Club owner Jay Rodgers says the club will permanently close on Friday, according to  Cincinnati media reports.  In a note to media, Rodgers denied claims that some patrons were allowed to enter the club without passing through security. “I believe that I owe it to the patrons and the families of those affected by the shooting of Cameo Night Club to provide...
Student of the Week Triad High School

Student of the Week Triad High School

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

Athlete of the Week Triad High School

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

ID released in fatal Champaign Co. motorcycle crash

A 40-year-old Dayton woman was killed over the weekend in a motorcycle crash in which she was a passenger in the 2600 block of W. Ohio 245, Champaign County. Two motorcycles crashed on the curve shortly before 7 p.m. Saturday. according to a release from the Champaign County Sheriff’s Office. Kelly Ann Morgan, of Dayton, was a passenger on an eastbound 2002 Harley Davidson that went off the...
Police: Cincinnati driver fatally shot who struck 4-year-old boy

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

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

Clark County woman to run in Boston Marathon

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

Springfield group dies into archaeological secrets

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

Feds reach agreement with Wittenberg U. on sexual assault complaints

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

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

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

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

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

Showers and storms arrive overnight, Sunday

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

Springfield residents to ask city leaders about finances, tax increase

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

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

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

Legendary Clifton Mill focused on serving ‘comfort food’

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

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

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

EF Hutton borrows $3M against prominent downtown Springfield building

EF Hutton America has borrowed $3 million using the company’s downtown office tower as collateral, according to documents filed with the Clark County Recorder’s Office. The documents obtained by the Springfield News-Sun show EF Hutton America took out an open-end mortgage on the property at 1 Main St. last month. Chris Daniels, the company’s CEO, declined to comment on the transaction...
2 officers shot in ambush-style attack during Miami gang sweep

2 officers shot in ambush-style attack during Miami gang sweep

Two Miami police officers are recovering after they were injured in an ambush-style attack during a gang sweep Monday night. The officers were conducting surveillance around 10 p.m. outside the Annie Coleman apartment complex near NW 60th Street and 20th Avenue when they were ambushed by two people and shot, Miami-Dade police director Juan Perez said. John Rivera, president of the Miami-Dade police...
Animal lovers band together to give cat a full nine lives after fire

Animal lovers band together to give cat a full nine lives after fire

Local animal lovers are banding together to help save a cat rescued from a north Tulsa fire. Officials say three cats and a dog died in the fire near North Xenophon Avenue and West Seminole Street Sunday night. Firefighters say that when they pulled Fuego the cat out of the fire, he wasn’t breathing either. They put an oxygen mask on Fuego and revived him. A neighbor reached out through the...
Trump supporters, protesters brawl using MAGA flag, pepper spray after rally turns violent

Trump supporters, protesters brawl using MAGA flag, pepper spray after rally turns violent

It was hardly just another laid-back day at the beach Saturday in Southern California. Violence broke out in Huntington Beach when people marching in support of President Donald Trump and protesters got into some heavy fisticuffs. Marchers came out to take part in a Make America Great Again rally, and things got a bit wild when a protester allegedly doused a female organizer of the event with pepper...
Broadway stars lend voices to save arts funding with Beatles classic

Broadway stars lend voices to save arts funding with Beatles classic

Stars of the Great White Way put their voices together to help save arts funding endangered by President Donald Trump’s proposed budget. Cast members from hit shows like “Hamilton,” “Rent,” “Cats,” and “Les Miserables” belted out a gospel-like version of the Beatles hit “With a Little Help From My Friends” to help gain support...
Brady tells Kraft he's willing to play six or seven more years

Brady tells Kraft he's willing to play six or seven more years

Patriots Chairman and CEO Robert Kraft shared a part of his recent conversation with Tom Brady Monday during the owner's meetings in Phoenix.  "As recently as two, three days ago, he assured me he'd be willing to play six, seven more years at the level he performed," said Kraft. "There's no one that would be happier than I, and our fan base... There's one player at the age...
Good Samaritans pull woman, children from burning vehicle

Good Samaritans pull woman, children from burning vehicle

Good Samaritans jumped into action to pull a woman and her children from their burning vehicle.  A car and Jeep collided in Cecil Township, Pennsylvania, Sunday night, knocking the Jeep onto its side. Both vehicles caught fire.  Brent Liggett and his fiancé drove up to the intersection where the crash happened, saw the flames and heard yelling.  “I just remember him yelling...
Professor asks students to write 9/11 essay from terrorists' perspective, sparking outrage

Professor asks students to write 9/11 essay from terrorists' perspective, sparking outrage

An international studies course assignment at Iowa State University asking students to explore 9/11 and al-Qaida’s understanding of it is eliciting a strong reaction on social media. Although the assignment says in its description that the exercise is not about “agree[ing] with the terrorists” but about “consider[ing] completely different perspectives,” it is nonetheless...
Wright-Patt gate to close as part of security upgrade

Wright-Patt gate to close as part of security upgrade

Thousands of Wright-Patterson employees will need to find a new way into work beginning Monday when the heavily trafficked National Road gate closes for several weeks because of a $1.3 million security upgrade. The upgrade is part of millions of dollars in planned improvements designed to thwart unwanted intruders. Gate 19B off National Road draws about 11,000 vehicles on a work day. It will be closed...
Kasich goes to Washington, calls on Congress to get along

Kasich goes to Washington, calls on Congress to get along

John Kasich’s bipartisanship tour landed in Washington, D.C., Monday, with the Ohio governor urging lawmakers to make nice with Democrats and lauding journalists — a group that President Donald Trump has referred to as “the enemy of the people” — at a D.C. dinner. Kasich flew into Washington to meet with members of the Tuesday Group, the coalition of moderate Republicans...
Death Row: Inmate argues Ohio lacked jurisdiction in 1991 child murder

Death Row: Inmate argues Ohio lacked jurisdiction in 1991 child murder

More than two decades after the crime, Death Row inmate Jeffrey Wogenstahl is claiming that Ohio didn’t have the right to prosecute him for the death of 10-year-old Amber Garrett because the girl may have been murdered in Indiana — not Ohio. The Ohio Supreme Court will consider Wogenstahl’s direct appeal on April 4. A Hamilton County trial court in 1993 sentenced Wogenstahl to death...
Shop at Harbor Freight? Settlement could mean money for you

Shop at Harbor Freight? Settlement could mean money for you

If you shopped at Harbor Freight Tools in the past six years, you could be eligible for some serious rebates. In fact, almost anyone who made a purchase from April 8, 2011, to Dec. 15, 2016, is eligible for a rebate. Itemized receipts with a “YOU SAVED” amount on them are worth 20 percent of the “YOU SAVED” amount in cash or 30 percent of that amount in Harbor Freight...
2 victims in Cincinnati club shooting are from Dayton area

2 victims in Cincinnati club shooting are from Dayton area

Two of the 17 people injured in the nation's largest mass shooting this year are from Trotwood, including one who was shot multiple times.  The early Sunday morning shooting at Cameo Night Club in Cincinnati claimed the life of 27-year-old O'Bryan Spikes and injured Trotwood's Jarrod Givens and Jordan "Lyrik" Hardaway.  Givens had five gunshot wounds but had surgery Monday morning...
Terrifying video captures sudden escalator reversal that injured 18

Terrifying video captures sudden escalator reversal that injured 18

A pair of escalator mechanics have been arrested after police say they tampered with an escalator in the Langham Place mall in the Mong Kok area of Hong Kong, causing a dangerous situation. They were questioned after an incident in which the escalator abruptly changed directions, sending passengers plummeting to the ground floor of the mall. Eighteen were injured; one man was hospitalized in...
Leggings on a plane: Delta weighs in on United Airlines controversy

Leggings on a plane: Delta weighs in on United Airlines controversy

It was the leggings policy heard ’round the world. After United Airlines declined to allow girls who were wearing leggings to board a flight on pass travel and another passenger tweeted about it, the question of airline dress policies went viral. But some have also pointed out that airlines often have more stringent policies for employees’ friends or family who are traveling on reduced-rate...
Mother’s video shows the uncomfortable moment a TSA agent patted down her son

Mother’s video shows the uncomfortable moment a TSA agent patted down her son

Jennifer Williamson was trying to fly out of Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport with her son Aaron. While going through Transportation Security Administration (TSA) screening, Williamson requested that her son, who has Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD), be screened through a method alternative to a pat down. Despite her request, a TSA agent proceeded with a pat down, which Williamson then recorded...
Atlanta Hawks fan celebrates major dunk with silly dance

Atlanta Hawks fan celebrates major dunk with silly dance

At the Atlanta Hawks game against the Brooklyn Nets Sunday in Atlanta, one fan got the crowd going with his dunk and his dance. In a video posted on Facebook by the Hawks, a man dressed in jeans, a shirt and Nike shoes, first dribbled the ball from across the court and then made the jump of his life. His body reached heights taller than the basket, but he was able to make the daring basket and land...
Mom dressed as a dad to take daughter to dance, but school said stay home

Mom dressed as a dad to take daughter to dance, but school said stay home

Amy Peterson’s daughter Gracie had been getting teased at school for not having a father.  “She had one kid tell her she didn’t have a dad because she’s fat and ugly,” the Henry County mother told told WSB-TV. So when the daughter-father dance rolled around, Peterson got the idea to dress up as a father and go to the dance, she told the news station.  &ldquo...

H.S. Results for 3/27: Lebanon softball tops Greenville

In what proved to be an evenly matched softball game, Lebanon emerged victorious, defeating Greenville by just one run. Alexis Strother started the game for Lebanon, pitching five and two-thirds innings. Strother struck out ten batters in that time. Taylor Lewis finished the game, pitching the last four outs for Lebanon, ultimately earning the win and leading them to victory. Morgan Gilbert went 2-for-3...
Across Ohio, children are calling 911 to report overdoses

Across Ohio, children are calling 911 to report overdoses

A sobbing 9-year-old called 911 Sunday with a horrific report: “My grandmas are on the ground.” The Dayton girl’s call is the latest episode of children begging Ohio dispatchers for help following an apparent overdose — a tragic, reoccurring phenomenon as the heroin and opioid crisis grips the state and the nation. In March alone, children in Centerville, Cincinnati and Cleveland...
Man reportedly kills three teens with AR-15 during Oklahoma home invasion attempt

Man reportedly kills three teens with AR-15 during Oklahoma home invasion attempt

Three teens are dead after an alleged home invasion attempt reportedly ended in a shooting Monday. It happened in the Wagoner County part of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. According to officials with the Wagoner County Sheriff's Office, three masked people broke into the house through the back door with the intent of burglarizing the home.  Officials say the homeowner's young adult son killed all three...
‘Dance Moms’ Abby Lee Miller says she's leaving show

‘Dance Moms’ Abby Lee Miller says she's leaving show

Get ready to say goodbye to Abby Lee Miller, “Dance Moms” fans. People reported that the dance instructor took to Instagram on Sunday to share the news that she has resigned from the Lifetime series and accused the network of treating her “like dirt.” “I will no longer take part in ‘Dance Moms,’” Miller wrote. “For the past six years/seven seasons...
Trump to meet with Chinese president at Mar-a-Lago next week

Trump to meet with Chinese president at Mar-a-Lago next week

President Donald Trump will meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Florida, next week, according to Lantana Police Chief Sean Scheller. >> Read more trending news Scheller made the announcement Monday at the Lantana Town Council meeting, and said the Chinese president plans to stay at the Eau Palm Beach Resort and Spa in Manalapan. He...
7 tips for poison prevention

7 tips for poison prevention

Whether you have a baby, toddler or school-age child, your home should be a haven where your little one can explore safely. After all, touching, holding, climbing, and exploring are the activities that develop your child’s body and mind. However, according to a Safe Kids Worldwide, every minute of every day, a poison control center answers a call about a young child getting into medicine or...
Apocalyptic-looking clouds officially identified

Apocalyptic-looking clouds officially identified

The afternoon of Monday, March 20, unique and ominous-looking clouds were spotted across parts of southwest Ohio. The picture with this article was taken by Melissa Taylor. At first glance, the clouds looked like rolling, storm waves in an ocean. In fact, these clouds almost look apocalyptic. It turns out that last Friday, March 24, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) added this cloud to their...
Texas: Quick-thinking Boy Scouts save man’s life on sailboat

Texas: Quick-thinking Boy Scouts save man’s life on sailboat

What would you do if you found yourself with your father’s life in your hands? That was the situation 14-year-old Tex “T” Mitchell IV faced one afternoon while sailing on Lake Belton, west of Temple, Texas, with three of his friends under the guidance of his dad. >> Read more trending news “My dad started laying down and said he couldn’t really breathe,” T...
5 inspiring quotes from iconic Muslim women to celebrate #MuslimWomensDay

5 inspiring quotes from iconic Muslim women to celebrate #MuslimWomensDay

Monday, March 27, marks the first-ever Muslim Women’s Day — a day for Muslim women to share their stories and for others to celebrate them during Women’s History Month. Created by MuslimGirl.com with the help of dozens of media groups and websites, the day is an opportunity to “hear from a community that’s often talked about, but rarely given the chance to speak...
Left-hander Cody Reed struggles in Reds’ 14-2 loss to Giants

Left-hander Cody Reed struggles in Reds’ 14-2 loss to Giants

The Reds faced the San Francisco Giants and their ace Madison Bumgarner on Monday in Scottsdale. Cody Reed continued his quest to win one of the three open spots in the starting rotation. With the release of Ryan Raburn on Monday, Arismendy Alcatara, Hernan Iribarren, Patrick Kivlehan, Desmond Jennings and Sebastian Elizalde were in the lineup, hunting the three or four bench jobs. Stuart Turner was...
Jurors quizzed on views of Muslims in Warren County shooting trial

Jurors quizzed on views of Muslims in Warren County shooting trial

The jury in the trial of Mohammed Laghaoui on Tuesday will visit the scene of a shooting last June in Warren County that left a sheriff’s deputy wounded and the area on lockdown. The jury was selected in six hours Monday, about the same amount of time from the start of the June incident until Laghaoui, now 20, returned to the Orchards of Landen apartment complex where he lived with his father...
GameStop to close 150 stores

GameStop to close 150 stores

GameStop, a video game and consumer electronics retailer, will close at least 150 stores after reporting another year of declined sales. The Texas-based company released its report of sales and earnings for 2017 last week, and projected a grim 2017 for some stores. In the fourth quarter of last year, total global sales decreased nearly 14 percent, and new hardware sales declined 29 percent. A ...
Gator pit searched for remains of missing high school student in cold case

Gator pit searched for remains of missing high school student in cold case

A federal investigation into the 2009 disappearance of a New York teenager has led FBI agents to gator-infested woods in South Carolina. According to the Post and Courier, 17-year-old Brittanee Drexel sneaked away from her home in Rochester, New York, to spend spring break in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Drexel was last seen in security footage at a Myrtle Beach hotel on April 25, 2009.  In...
'Little People, Big World' star Matt Roloff makes announcement about his love life

'Little People, Big World' star Matt Roloff makes announcement about his love life

Matt Roloff is dating again. On Sunday, the “Little People, Big World” patriarch shared a photo confirming he has a new woman in his life. >> Read more trending news  “Broke away for a day of relaxing at the beautiful Oregon coast. Is anybody else doing something special this spring break? Love love to you all,” he shared alongside the post of himself with his new...
Fazoli’s CEO comes back to Dayton to announce menu overhaul

Fazoli’s CEO comes back to Dayton to announce menu overhaul

The CEO of the Fazoli’s Italian restaurant chain, which operates seven restaurants in the Dayton-Springfield area, returned to his hometown today to announce sweeping menu changes that have removed all artificial ingredients from every dish served. “We eliminated more than 80 artificial ingredients from 61 different menu items,” Carl Howard, a native of Kettering and a 1983 graduate...
Woman arrested on disorderly charge at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago

Woman arrested on disorderly charge at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago

Police arrested a Florida woman Friday on a disorderly intoxication charge at Mar-a-Lago after Palm Beach police said she tried to rush toward a Secret Service-restricted zone inside the club and was talking to empty cars. Amanda Ayres Kerwin, 37, is charged with disorderly intoxication and resisting arrest without violence, both misdemeanors, according to a police report. The report said a Mar-a-Lago...
Premature ‘Baby Bun’ is thriving, marks milestone with parents

Premature ‘Baby Bun’ is thriving, marks milestone with parents

  It may be something that every child accomplishes, but it means even more to the parents of Kaleb Graves, also known as Baby Bun. Arkell and Dana Graves of Virginia posted video of Kaleb sitting up on his own for 1 minute and 48 seconds on Facebook. Kaleb was an internet sensation even before he was born when his father’s reaction to his mother’s pregnancy news drew millions of...
Las Vegas Raiders are just latest NFL franchise to gamble on moving

Las Vegas Raiders are just latest NFL franchise to gamble on moving

NFL franchise relocation is nothing new, but with the league approving the Raiders’ move from Oakland to Las Vegas, there’s no better time to evaluate the many moves that have come before. This is an unscientific exercise, but for the most part we used success in the new city (as well as perceived fan interest) as a barometer. Sorry, Cleveland. A year later, they changed their name to...
When will the Bengals play the Raiders in Las Vegas?

When will the Bengals play the Raiders in Las Vegas?

NFL owners voted 31 to 1 Monday to allow the Raiders to relocate to Las Vegas, although the move is not expected to take place until 2019 at the earliest. The 2019 season is the earliest the Bengals could play a road game against Oakland, although the new stadium in Las Vegas is not expected to be ready until 2020. ›› RELATED: Grading previous NFL franchise moves Commissioner Roger Goodell...
Joe Biden says he could have won the 2016 presidential election

Joe Biden says he could have won the 2016 presidential election

Former Vice President Joe Biden said he regrets not running for president in 2016 and he thinks he could have won the election if he had followed through with his plan to run. “I had planned on running for president, and although it would have been a very difficult primary, I think I could have won,” Biden said during a speech Friday at Colgate University in Hamilton, New...
What is WhatsApp? 5 things to know about the popular messaging app

What is WhatsApp? 5 things to know about the popular messaging app

According to British press reports, the assailant involved in last week’s London terror attack that left three pedestrians and one police officer dead — and dozens more wounded — used WhatsApp just minutes before the rampage. But because the messages sent by and to attacker Khalid Masood are encrypted by the popular messaging app, officials are unable to access them. &ldquo...
Indiana introduces Archie Miller as head coach

Indiana introduces Archie Miller as head coach

Archie Miller has never liked press conferences, but he doesn’t let that stop him from delivering great performances at them. One reporter covering his introductory press conference Monday at Indiana’s Assembly Hall said he won over the whole state. Two days after his six-year run as coach of the Dayton Flyers ended with a sad goodbye to his players at UD, Miller began a new chapter as...
Wright State’s Pfeffer tabbed HL Player of Week

Wright State’s Pfeffer tabbed HL Player of Week

After upping her average to .450 with five doubles in five games last week, Wright State senior second baseman Libby Pfeffer has been named the Horizon League Player of the week. The Northmont grad went 9 for 17 last week with five doubles, seven RBIs and four runs scored. Two of the doubles and RBIs came in a 4-3 victory against Dayton in which Pfeffer also made a game-saving play for the final out...
Local nonprofits to clean up bike trails

Local nonprofits to clean up bike trails

The Yellow Springs Community Foundation (YSCF) has announced that April 1 will be “Local Nonprofit Community Give Back Day,” where the community will be cleaned up. The YSCF will receive support from the Yellow Springs Chamber of Commerce, the Village of Yellow Springs, and the Midwest Rails-to-Trails Regional Office.  The YSCF will clean up the bike trails in Yellow Springs. Following...
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