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Heavy damage reported in Park Layne, Clark County

Heavy damage reported in Park Layne Manor, Clark County

There is heavy damage from Wednesday night’s tornado and severe weather in several locations in Greene County, including in Park Layne Manor. The National Weather Service will have to confirm the reports of tornadoes in the area. A Sunoco gas station on state Route 235 (in the 2100 block of South Dayton-Lakeview Road) has been destroyed and other businesses in that area have been damaged. The...


Poor Will’s Clark County Almanack: Cottonwood cotton time

Poor Will’s Clark County Almanack: Cottonwood cotton time

Perchance the beginning of summer may be dated from the fully formed leaves, when dense shade begins. I will see. — Henry David Thoreau, Journal, May 20, 1852 The Almanack Horoscope Moon Time: The Mock Orange Moon became the new Strawberry and Raspberry Moon on May 25. On the next day, lunar perigee (when the moon is closest to Earth) occurs. Rising after dawn and setting around midnight, the...
15 people rescued after high water traps them at Sebald Park in Butler Co.

15 people rescued after high water traps them at Sebald Park in Butler Co.

Firefighters rescued 15 people, eight adults and seven children, after high water trapped them at Sebald Park in Madison Twp., Butler County Wednesday.  Crews said high water cut off access to a bridge in the park, trapping multiple people in the high water.  Madison Twp. firefighters said in a Facebook post the group went to the park earlier in the day for a birthday party.  There...
Man in vehicle, trapped in high water, is rescued in Preble County

Man in vehicle, trapped in high water, is rescued in Preble County

A man had to be rescued tonight when his vehicle became trapped in high water at state Route 122 and Jacksonburg Road.  Chief Michael Roberts, West Elkton-Gratis Twp. Fire Department, said the man told them he tried to drive through the high water Wednesday evening.  Storms in the area left behind a high volume of rain, which produced ponding on several roads throughout Preble County and...
NWS spotters looking to confirm tornadoes in at least 3 counties

NWS spotters looking to confirm tornadoes in at least 3 counties

UPDATE @ 12:25 a.m. (May 25):  Spotters with the National Weather Service looking to confirm tornadoes will be out today, Thursday, to survey damage in Greene, Clark and Miami counties where photographs and damage reports were received.  In a statement issued early this morning, weather service officials in Wilmington said some of these damage reports, reported by whio.com and News Center...
Jonathan Alder ends Shawnee’s softball season

Jonathan Alder ends Shawnee’s softball season

Shawnee and Jonathan Alder will get to know each other well in the coming years. Alder is leaving the Southwestern Buckeye League for the Central Buckeye Conference, where the Braves have resided since the conference was born in 2001. The Shawnee softball team got an early glimpse at a future conference rival Wednesday. The Braves just hope it’s not a preview of things to come. Ninth-ranked...
Widespread, substantial flooding reported in Butler County

Widespread, substantial flooding reported in Butler County

UPDATE @ 8:20 p.m.: There is widespread, substantial flooding in certain areas" throughout Butler County, a dispatcher with the sheriff’s office said. There are flooding issues in Hamilton and in the village of Seven Mile in St. Clair Twp., in Butler County.   A Butler County sheriff’s dispatcher said there were a few places on U.S. 127 that have water over the road way...
ODOT asking motorists to use extra care Memorial Day weekend -- especially in work zones

ODOT asking motorists to use extra care Memorial Day weekend -- especially in work zones

The Ohio Department of Transportation is asking motorists to be aware, especially in and around construction work zones, as traffic is sure to pick up for the Memorial Day weekend. We’re well into Ohio’s road construction busy season as the holiday weekend signals the unofficial start to summer. Traffic can increase to upwards of 14 percent on Ohio roadways during the holiday weekend....
23 million would lose insurance under new health care bill, CBO says

23 million would lose insurance under new health care bill, CBO says

The House Republican plan to replace Obamacare would reduce deficits by $119 billion over the next decade, but increase the number of Americans without health insurance by 23 million over the same period, according to a report released Wednesday by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office. The report, done with the Joint Committee on Taxation, also found that in states that receive a waiver from...
88 percent of first grads from Springfield school headed to college

88 percent of first grads from Springfield school headed to college

The first students who enrolled in Springfield’s Global Impact STEM Academy graduated Wednesday. The school’s 57 seniors have achieved much in their four years of high school, the director and a teacher said. Combined, the students have been granted more than $1.6 million in scholarship money. Fifty of the students are going to college, five of them are entering the military and two are...
36 Ohio college presidents meet in D.C.: Here’s what they’re saying

36 Ohio college presidents meet in D.C.: Here’s what they’re saying

Ohio college presidents gathered in Washington, D.C today as part of U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown’s annual “college presidents conference.” Around 36 college presidents attended the meeting to hear from legislators and leaders on issues in higher education such as Pell grants, student support programs and accessibility. University of Dayton president Eric Spina attended, as did Wright...
Former Surgeon General to speak at WSU medical school graduation

Former Surgeon General to speak at WSU medical school graduation

The 19th surgeon general of the United States will deliver a commencement address to graduates of Wright State University’s Boonshoft School of Medicine. Vivek H. Murthy will speak to graduates during the graduation ceremony set for 6:30 p.m. on Friday at the Victoria Theatre in downtown Dayton. Around 99 students are expected to graduate from the medical school, according to the university...
Gas prices lower as Memorial Day weekend arrives

Gas prices lower as Memorial Day weekend arrives

Gas prices are expected to be well below last year’s Memorial Day weekend as a record-breaking amount of travelers are expected to travel by air or roadways. Whether it be by car or plane, AAA predicts 39.3 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more away from home in the next four days. That’s 1 million more travelers than last year, and it would be the highest Memorial Day travel...
Northwestern blanks Badin to reach Division III regional final

Northwestern blanks Badin to reach Division III regional final

The Northwestern Warriors feel the same way about last season’s stunning loss in the Division III regional finals as they do about Bry White’s fifth-inning blast. Both are long gone. Northwestern — aided by White’s home run and Jenna Robbins’ one-hitter — beat Hamilton Badin 7-0 in the D-III regional semifinals Wednesday at Wright State University. The Warriors...
Springfield woman charged after kids found in home with urine, insects

Springfield woman charged after kids found in home with urine, insects

A Springfield woman has been charged with child endangering after police allegedly found three children living in deplorable conditions last month, including what police described as an unbearable smell of animal urine and feces and at least 50 insects crawling on a ceiling. Beth A. Crable, 29, appeared in the Clark County Municipal Court this morning and pleaded not guilty, according to court records...
Dayton Catholic high schools to begin drug testing all students

Dayton Catholic high schools to begin drug testing all students

Two Dayton Catholic high schools will implement mandatory drug testing for all students. Both Carroll High School and Chaminade Julienne High School are adding the mandatory drug tests as a part of a larger Health and Wellness Program, according to school officials. Carroll’s policy change goes into effect during the 2017-18 school year; while Chaminade Julienne’s will begin in 2018-19...
UD Marriott says it’s owed money for canceled WSU debate rooms

UD Marriott says it’s owed money for canceled WSU debate rooms

Fallout from Wright State University’s lost presidential debate is surfacing again as a local hotel seeks at least $170,000 in damages for canceled rooms. Attorneys representing Concord Hospitality Enterprises Co., the management company that runs and is partial owner of the Marriott at the University of Dayton, filed a lawsuit today against Wright State in Greene County Common Pleas Court....
Area murder investigations stalled decades ago: 3 perplexing cold cases

Area murder investigations stalled decades ago: 3 perplexing cold cases

Officials can’t determine whether a crime has ever been committed in the 2010 disappearance of Nikki Lyn Forrest — scant evidence and little trace of her has been found since. Investigators were again searching for clues or a body Tuesday in the backyard of a Troy house where she once stayed.  But even in investigations in which authorities have quite a bit of evidence &mdash...
Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

COMMON PLEAS COURT NEW SUITS 17-CV-0288 - Estate of Doris E. Bess by David A. Bess, Executor, and David A. Bess, 400 N. Hampton Road, v. Estate of John C. Grover, 5940 Springfield Xenia Road, et al., complaint for $9,356 for construction services never performed. 17-CV-0289 - U.S. Bank NA v. Unknown heirs and devisees of Robert Leo Enz, address unknown, et al., complaint in foreclosure for property...
Urbana artist wins twice in juried exhibition

Urbana artist wins twice in juried exhibition

A hometown artist earned Best of Show as well as a second-place recognition for separate pieces in the Champaign County Arts Council fourth annual Juried Art Exhibition. Urbana-based Mike Major’s drawing on canvas “Trees on the Edge” earned Best of Show at the event. Major placed second for the sculpture “William Pitsenbarger” at the event, which was combined this year...
SSO sets Flavors fundraiser

SSO sets Flavors fundraiser

The event is called Flavors, but be prepared: You could find “Enchanting Your Senses,” as the event tagline goes, happening on all fronts. Live music for the ears, silent and live auctions for the eyes and touch and the smells and tastes of 12 of the area’s best restaurants, caterers and food vendors will come together in one place. The Springfield Symphony Orchestra’s annual...
Springfield Fire to conduct Hazmat exercise 

Springfield Fire to conduct Hazmat exercise 

The Springfield Fire Rescue Division’s hazardous incident response team and the Civil Support team will be conducting a Hazmat exercise on Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  The exercise will be held at 721 N. Bechtle Avenue and 1707 Commerce Road. The exercise will consist of 40 people and should not impact traffic in the area. 
West Liberty staff to be honored for bravery during school shooting

West Liberty staff to be honored for bravery during school shooting

Two West Liberty-Salem administrators who played a large role in stopping an active shooter in January will receive a prestigious award for their actions. Greg Johnson, principal of the high school and middle school, and Andy McGill, assistant K12 principal, will be honored at an event in Washington D.C. where they will be given the Jake Ryker award. The award is for a student or school employee who...
40 years ago hyperspace came to Springfield

40 years ago hyperspace came to Springfield

A long time ago — 40 years to be exact — a movie premiered on this day that changed everything. The Force was strong that day, but you had to go far, far away, or at least to the Dayton Mall as the closest destination as it would take another month until Springfield got “Star Wars,” before they called it “A New Hope” or “Episode IV” or anything other...
Parade your pet in the Mutt Strut

Parade your pet in the Mutt Strut

Why take your dog for just a walk when you can let them strut their stuff in front of others? The Humane Society for Clark County’s Mutt Strut is the chance to parade your pup or other pet down a course and enjoy a day of furry friend and owner activities. Mutt Strut will be noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, May 27 in the park behind the Clifton Opera House. Registration for the Mutt Strut costs $25...
Woman accused of driving drunk in Clark County with 2 kids in car

Woman accused of driving drunk in Clark County with 2 kids in car

A Dayton woman has been charged with endangering children after state troopers alleged she was drinking and driving in Clark County with two children in the car. Latikka Talbott, 30, was arrested in late April on I-70 west and pleaded not guilty in court Tuesday. Ohio State Highway State Patrol Trooper John McLeod wrote in an affidavit that his investigation started when someone reported a white Dodge...
Clark County Municipal Court cases

Clark County Municipal Court cases

CASES CALLED MONDAY INCLUDED: Marcos K. Belew, 32, of 1909 Lagonda Ave., possession of drugs, dismissed - prosecutor request. Elizabeth M. Burke, 21, of 1630 Baker Road, Lot 20, illegal sale tobacco product, guilty, fined $100. Clifford Cowan Jr., 39, of 1884 Clay St., domestic violence, dismissed - indicted by the grand jury; assault, dismissed - prosecutor request. Zachery T. Freeman, 25, of 870...
PETA alleges bear cub abuse at Indiana facility

PETA alleges bear cub abuse at Indiana facility

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Foundation has asked the U.S. Department of Agriculture to investigate the alleged “abusive handling” of a bear cub at an Indiana facility, and requested the agency confiscate the cub.  In a May 18 letter addressed to USDA, the animal rights organization alleges Wildlife in Need, Inc., based in Charlestown, Ind., violated the Animal...
Springfield crime lab new tool to fight drug epidemic

Springfield crime lab new tool to fight drug epidemic

A new crime lab in Springfield will be another tool for the community to fight the heroin epidemic and protect first responders, according to Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine. The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation’s drug testing lab is now open in the Public Safety Building on North Fountain Avenue in downtown Springfield, where the Springfield Police Division and Clark County Sheriff&rsquo...
Jobless rates drop again in Clark, Champaign counties

Jobless rates drop again in Clark, Champaign counties

Clark County unemployment rates dropped again last month, this time by seven-tenths of a percent, and unemployment is down almost a full point compared to this time last year. Ohio Department of Job and Family Services released its April data Tuesday and it found the Clark county’s unemployment rate at 4.1 percent. Clark County’s unemployment rate was 4.9 percent in April of 2016. The...
Showers, storms expected tonight, cooler weather tomorrow

Showers, storms expected tonight, cooler weather tomorrow

Scattered showers and a few thunderstorms are likely through the evening, Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell said. An isolated strong storm is possible, mainly along and southeast of Interstate 71. Temperatures will hold in the upper 60s. Showers and storms likely to develop tonight Isolated strong storm possible, mainly southeast  Shower linger, cooler Thursday DETAILED FORECAST ...
Cincinnati officer hospitalized after contact with ‘illicit substance’

Cincinnati officer hospitalized after contact with ‘illicit substance’

A Cincinnati police officer was hospitalized Tuesday after contact with an "unknown illicit substance" during a traffic stop, according to our partners at WCPO. The officer reported the substance left him feeling sick and light-headed, according to the Cincinnati Police Department.  The officer was released from University of Cincinnati Medical Center and the substance has been sent...
Manchester attack: Security at local concert venues gets renewed focus

Manchester attack: Security at local concert venues gets renewed focus

In the aftermath of this week’s deadly terror attack outside a concert venue in Manchester, England, operators of area concert sites have become hyper-sensitive about the safety of performers and audiences.  Huber Heights City Manager Rob Schommer supervises the city-owned Rose Music Center and asserts that he keeps the round-the-clock safety at music events at the forefront of his thoughts...
Annual adidas Warrior Soccer Classic Tournament heads to area

Annual adidas Warrior Soccer Classic Tournament heads to area

Hundreds of players and thousands of spectators are expected to fill fields in greater Dayton this weekend for the 31st annual adidas Warrior Soccer Classic Tournament.  The event, set for Memorial Day weekend (May 27-29), is billed as one of the largest soccer tourneys in the country, bringing in approximately 25,000 players, family members and spectators.  More than 500 teams will compete...
Former Troy standout named new football coach at Northwestern

Former Troy standout named new football coach at Northwestern

Northwestern athletic director Jeff Hobby had to lead one of the quickest coaching searches of his career this month to find a new football coach, but he believes he’s found a coach that can make school’s program into one of the area’s best. Former Troy standout Shane Carter was approved by the school board last Thursday to lead the Warriors’ program. He succeeds Sam Johnson...
Memorial Day weekend means ‘Click It or Ticket’ campaign in full force

Memorial Day weekend means ‘Click It or Ticket’ campaign in full force

The Ohio Highway Patrol is enforcing the "Click It or Ticket" program heavily this holiday weekend. To combat the increase in the possibility of accidents because of heavy traffic brought on by Memorial Day, seat belt focus will be emphasized by troopers until the end of May.  "Troopers see the deadly results that follow when motorists decide not to buckle up," said Col. Paul...
911 call: ‘I just saw a gentleman shove a child into his trunk’

911 call: ‘I just saw a gentleman shove a child into his trunk’

A woman called 911 after she said she saw a man shove a child into the trunk of a vehicle in a driveway on U.S. 127 south of Greenville. “I just saw a gentleman shove a child into his trunk,” the caller told 911 dispatchers.  "He pulled off into someone's driveway…shoved the child in his trunk and took off." As the caller continued to give information to dispatchers...
Mural connects Clark County recycling center, neighborhood with kids

Mural connects Clark County recycling center, neighborhood with kids

A new light source on West Main Street will shine continuously — it runs on paint instead of electricity. A mural completed this week by members of Project Jericho and a noted artist will not just brighten the neighborhood, but also make the Clark County Solid Waste District’s building more identifiable and its mission clearer. RELATED: Local youth painting large mural on YMCA wall The...
Trump seeks $52B increase in defense spending

Trump seeks $52B increase in defense spending

The Trump administration unveiled a $639.1 billion defense budget proposal Tuesday that it says is a step toward restoring military readiness levels that would boost the number of airmen in uniform. As part of the budget, however, the administration is asking for a new round of military base closures in 2021. RELATED: Trump budget calls for $3.6T in spending cuts, boost to defense The proposed defense...
Signs reveal Enon history to newcomers

Signs reveal Enon history to newcomers

People waiting for the Enon Memorial Day parade on Sunday will have two new informational signs to check out. These two colorful markers have been set up in the village by the Enon Community Historical Society. Information signs are so welcoming to visitors and folks who weren’t raised in the community. As we moved all over the country with the Navy, we always appreciated towns that put up signs...
Get your fresh Georgia peaches: Trendy food truck coming to Dayton

Get your fresh Georgia peaches: Trendy food truck coming to Dayton

A popular Nashville food truck that sells fresh peaches from Georgia is making its way to the Dayton region. The Peach Truck takes the food truck idea and puts a healthy, Southern twist on it — offering fresh, juicy peaches from Georgia. The truck will visit parts of Cincinnati, Dayton and Columbus this summer. The Peach Truck idea came about when founder Stephen Rose moved to Nashville in 2010...
Springfield women accused of ramming car, fighting over Facebook post

Springfield women accused of ramming car, fighting over Facebook post

Two Springfield women have been charged after police alleged they got into an argument over a Facebook post. Courtney Kettlehake, 22, is charged with endangering children and criminal damaging and Meagan Campbell, 25, is charged with assault and resisting arrest in connection to an incident that happened Monday night on Grant Street. READ MORE: Springfield men allegedly lead troopers on ATV chase...
Ohio moves a step closer to changing how congressional lines are drawn

Ohio moves a step closer to changing how congressional lines are drawn

An effort to reform how Ohio redraws congressional district lines every 10 years moved forward this week after the petition for a state constitutional amendment was certified by Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine. The next step is the Ohio Ballot Board, which must approve the proposed language before supporters can begin gathering the necessary signatures to get the issue on the ballot. Changing the...
Central State receives ‘retool your school’ funding from Home Depot

Central State receives ‘retool your school’ funding from Home Depot

Central State University won a $30,000 grant from Home Depot as part of a “retool your school” program. This year, 72 historically black colleges and universities competed for nine campus improvement grants from Home Depot, according to CSU. CSU was among the top vote-receivers, the school said in a press release today. Central State plans to use the funds to aid in making bathroom repairs...
Springfield men allegedly lead troopers on ATV chase for YouTube video

Springfield men allegedly lead troopers on ATV chase for YouTube video

Two Springfield men have been accused of riding ATVs on public streets and then leading troopers on a chase, allegedly saying they thought it would be fun and could be a YouTube video. Austin Williams, 20, and Austin Ruetenik, 19, are charged with first degree misdemeanors of failure to comply. Trooper David Slanker said the incident started about 7:30 p.m. May 16 when he attempted to talk to the...
President Donald Trump promises balanced budget in 10 years

President Donald Trump promises balanced budget in 10 years

President Donald Trump’s first budget — which includes $3.6 trillion in cuts over 10 years — would slash federal dollars to most discretionary programs but beef up money for Defense, veteran services and Homeland Security amid a promise of a balanced budget by 2027. “Finally we have a president who presents a pathway to a balanced budget, an enthusiastic Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Urbana...
Reds outlast rain, Indians

Reds outlast rain, Indians

Billy Hamilton scored from first base on Zack Cozart’s two-run single with two outs in the ninth inning against closer Cody Allen to lift the Cincinnati Reds over the Cleveland Indians 4-3 on Wednesday night. The speedy Hamilton reached after narrowly beating out an apparent game-ending double play — he was ruled safe after a replay review, putting runners at first and third for Cozart...
Could this be the last CD for local indie-pop duo?

Could this be the last CD for local indie-pop duo?

“The Florals Are Dead Now” sure seems like a final statement. Andy Ingram of Poptek Records, the local label that released the new three-song EP on May 19, isn’t quite ready to believe it’s the end of the indie pop duo of Brenna Myers (vocals, guitar) and Alexander Scaglia (drums). “The seeming end of the Florals is bittersweet,” Ingram said. “I’m actually...
Watch Billy Hamilton’s speed turn a Reds loss into a win

Watch Billy Hamilton’s speed turn a Reds loss into a win

The Cincinnati Reds rallied to beat the Indians in Cleveland on Wednesday night, and they have Billy Hamilton’s blazing speed to thank.  The center fielder beat out a potential double-play ball to keep the Reds’ ninth inning alive then scored from first base on a Zack Cozart single to provide the winning run in a 4-3 game. Yes, scored from first base. On a single.   Don&rsquo...
6-year-old asks people on Facebook to ‘stop killing each other’

6-year-old asks people on Facebook to ‘stop killing each other’

A Facebook video featuring kindergartner, Jeffrey Laney, urging people to end violence and violent crime has gone viral. According to KTVI, Laney’s mother, who posted the video, said she hopes that the video will affect those whose actions kill innocent children. “We need to value life more and we need to watch what we do around these little ones,” Leanndra Cheatham told ...
Cav’s J.R. Smith shares photos of premature baby girl since coming home from hospital

Cav’s J.R. Smith shares photos of premature baby girl since coming home from hospital

Months after his daughter’s premature birth, Cleveland Cavaliers shooting guard J.R. Smith and his wife, Jewel Smith, were able to bring baby Dakota home. E News reported that Smith shared on Instagram a photo of the family leaving Hillcrest Hospital in Mayfield Heights, Ohio, Tuesday.  “We Walked In Together We Walked Out Together!! Thank you so much to our extended family at...
With Confederate flags gone, Georgia Civil War museum will close

With Confederate flags gone, Georgia Civil War museum will close

A commissioner in Henry County, Georgia requested a few months ago that a local Civil War museum remove its Confederate flags. But without that symbol, the Nash Farm Battlefield and Museum announced that it can’t conduct its mission properly and will close June 1. In a Facebook post, the museum’s directors cited the request by District 2 Commissioner Dee Clemmons that all Confederate flags...

H.S. Results for 5/24: ‘Creek volleyball advances in tourney

Beavercreek defeated Hamilton by scores of 25-8, 25-10 and 25-14 to advance in the boys volleyball regional tournament on Wednesday. Zach Lohner tallied 13 kills, Noah Buell 31 assists with four aces, Parker Mikesch eight digs and Michael Abbitt one block to lead ‘Creek. Beavercreek improved to 19-6; Hamilton fell to 3-18. SCORES LIST Softball Regional Tournament Wednesday’s Results Division...
Alamo on list for ‘worst tourist trap’ in Texas

Alamo on list for ‘worst tourist trap’ in Texas

The Alamo has been called a lot of things.  A pivotal battle site of the Texas Revolution. The state’s most beloved historical landmark. Once, in jest (and in an attempt to win a taco war), “an old adobe shed that takes 10 minutes to stroll through” by the American-Statesman’s Eric Webb. Even that doesn’t cut as sharply as a recent Business Insider list...
Video shows couple driving on interstate with passed out man on trunk

Video shows couple driving on interstate with passed out man on trunk

It's a story almost too strange to be true. A drunk man passes out and goes for a ride on the trunk of a stranger's car down a busy Memphis interstate, and neither the drunk man nor the driver knew it. It's amazing this man didn't fall off the car and get run over. He is lucky, to say the least. The man crawled up on the back of the car with a trunk that's only about 14 inches wide. He was apparntly...
Thousands of dollars raised for heroic homeless men rushed to aid children during Manchester bombing

Thousands of dollars raised for heroic homeless men rushed to aid children during Manchester bombing

Two homeless men are being called a heroes after running to help victims when a bomb went off at the Manchester Arena in England as concert goers left an Ariana Grande concert. According the Press Association, Chris Parker, 33, regularly begs for money in the area as concert goers leave the venue. The New York Times reported that Stephen Jones, 35, was in the area since he found a space...
Police dog wins legal battle after burglary suspect sues over bite

Police dog wins legal battle after burglary suspect sues over bite

Dog bites man. Man sues dog. Dog wins. The dog was Draco, a prized member of the Gwinnett County Police Department’s K-9 unit. But on July 6, 2013, Draco bit the arm of burglary suspect Randall Kevin Jones, who later claimed the dog clamped down for what “seemed like a lifetime.” Jones was taken to Gwinnett Medical Center and given stitches for the dog bite before being jailed and...
Texas teen gives up scholarship to another teen who beat cancer

Texas teen gives up scholarship to another teen who beat cancer

A Texas teenager and cancer survivor is thanking a new friend for giving him a college scholarship. Chase Bradley, 17, of Hyde Park High School in Austin knows what a cancer battle is like. His older sister was diagnosed with cancer five years ago and beat it. The experience made him an advocate for cancer research. “I remember being in her hospital room, trying to keep a straight face and not...
Husband to start own search for wife presumed lost at sea

Husband to start own search for wife presumed lost at sea

The newlywed husband of missing Delray Beach real estate broker Isabella Hellman, presumed lost after a four-day search by the U.S. Coast Guard, said Wednesday he’ll start his own effort, according to WPTV. Lewis Bennett told WPTV he planned to fly today to Cuba, then obtain a boat. He said his family was “distraught” and he felt he had to do something to help find Hellmann...
Water advisory continues for E. coli contamination at Caesar Creek

Water advisory continues for E. coli contamination at Caesar Creek

A water advisory that has lasted for about three days has been issued at Caesar Creek Lake in Harveysburg for an E. coli contamination. The advisory was initially issued after samples were taken on Monday at 8 a.m. at the beach at Caesar Creek Lake, according to the Ohio Health Department. The samples showed a result of 3840 cfu/100 ml, or colony forming units per 100 milliliters of water. That value...
School yearbook includes student’s service dog

School yearbook includes student’s service dog

A high school yearbook is going viral on social media because of a special pup included on a page inside. Stafford High School student Andrew “A.J.” Schalk is getting attention for his service dog, Alpha, which is included among class photos of his owner’s 11th-grade classmates. BuzzFeed News reported that the photo caught the eye of Diana Bloom, a senior at the  Falmouth...
Springboro company to lay off 88 people

Springboro company to lay off 88 people

A Springboro manufacturer of battery systems announced Wednesday it will lay off 88 workers in late July at its plant. Robert Bosch Battery Systems, located at 50 Ovonic Way, said it will lay off the workers due to a “significant downturn in business,” according to a WARN notice sent to the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. The company expects some layoffs to be permanent, while...
Lawyer recorded telling rape victim Trump will deport her if she testifies, indictment says

Lawyer recorded telling rape victim Trump will deport her if she testifies, indictment says

A Baltimore defense attorney was arrested Tuesday after he was recorded telling an alleged rape victim the Trump administration would deport her if she testified against his client, court documents said.  Christos Vasiliades, 38, was arrested Tuesday at the courthouse as his client’s rape trial was set to start, according to the Baltimore Sun. He is charged with multiple counts that...
Cincinnati coach Luke Fickell: ‘It takes a team to win a championship’

Cincinnati coach Luke Fickell: ‘It takes a team to win a championship’

The guy who is obviously still bothered by losses to Michigan as an Ohio State player 20-plus years ago probably isn’t into moral victories now. Even a bottom-line coach like Luke Fickell has to admit things appear to be going well so far in his first year as the football coach at the University of Cincinnati, though, right? “We’ve had six months now, and there are a lot of...
Man who shot self accused of killing girlfriend after bullet passes through head

Man who shot self accused of killing girlfriend after bullet passes through head

An Alaska woman died last month after her boyfriend attempted to shoot and kill himself -- but the bullet passed through his body and into hers. >> Read more trending news Victor Sibson, 21, survived after he fired one shot to his head in an attempt to commit suicide on April 19. Investigators believe Sibson’s girlfriend, 22-year-old Brittany-Mae Haag, may have tried to stop him....
Safe and sound: installing a home alarm system

Safe and sound: installing a home alarm system

Every year, thousands of Americans seek to secure their homes, families and belongings with a home security system. More than two million home burglaries are reported each year and only 17 percent of homes have security systems to prevent possible break-ins. RELATED » Picking a cleaning service In 2016, Better Business Bureau received almost 600,000 inquiries from consumers across the U.S. and...
Tattooed 'Joker' accused of flashing gun at cars

Tattooed 'Joker' accused of flashing gun at cars

A man with facial tattoos in the style of the Joker comic book villain and the green hair to match is accused of pointing a gun at cars Tuesday in southwest Miami-Dade, Florida. WFOR-TV reported that police were called about a man flashing a gun at cars near SW 104th Street and Hammocks Boulevard. Police spotted and questioned Lawrence Sullivan, 29, who fit the description of the popular Batman...
WATCH: Florida man goes airborne after being shot with Taser

WATCH: Florida man goes airborne after being shot with Taser

A Florida man’s unceremonious meeting with the ground after being shot with a stun gun was caught on camera.   Carlos Sierra, a 26-year-old homeless man, was on the run from Surfside police in Miami-Dade County after authorities said he stole a bicycle from a condominium's parking garage, WFOR reported. When officers arrived to find Sierra with the bike in his hands, he dropped to...
Mama June Shannon shows off her slim new figure again in body-hugging red dress

Mama June Shannon shows off her slim new figure again in body-hugging red dress

After losing nearly 300 pounds in her recent weight loss journey, Mama June Shannon is loving her new figure. Shannon was all smiles as she appeared on the red carpet for the new WEtv series “Growing Up Hip Hop Atlanta.” Shannon flaunted her newly slim physique in a figure-hugging red gown and completed the look with black heels, a bracelet and several rings on her fingers. Viewers...
Doctor: Popular charcoal masks could cause permanent skin damage

Doctor: Popular charcoal masks could cause permanent skin damage

A popular “do-it-yourself” charcoal mask that has been trending all over the internet could cause serious damage to your skin, according to a dermatologist. "It might be dangerous if you like all three layers of your skin," Dr. Seth Forman, a dermatologist in Tampa, Florida, said in an interview with WFTS.  Many people have taken to YouTube to show users the painful...
Bride wears gown in stunning underwater photo shoot

Bride wears gown in stunning underwater photo shoot

A newlywed in the nation's capital really made a splash with a photo shoot to mark her special day. Nicole Hardesty, 30, told WUSA that she is a competitive swimmer, so it felt natural for her to pose underwater while wearing a wedding dress. Her grandmother, who spent four weeks making her blue wedding dress, did not approve of Hardesty taking her creation underwater, WUSA reported, so Hardesty...
Kim Kardashian deletes social media post on Manchester attack after fiery backlash

Kim Kardashian deletes social media post on Manchester attack after fiery backlash

Reality TV star Kim Kardashian has removed a photo of herself and Ariana Grande from social media after an intense backlash over the posting, which was intended to show sympathy for the victims of the Manchester concert bombing and Grande, but instead caused a social media uproar. Kardashian posted the photo of herself and Grande having a good time and smiling at another concert event on Twitter and...
Former WSU guard Alstork will play senior season at Big Ten school

Former WSU guard Alstork will play senior season at Big Ten school

Former Wright State guard Mark Alstork announced Wednesday he will play his senior season at Illinois. The Dayton native and Thurgood Marshall graduate chose the Illini over Pittsburgh, South Carolina and LSU. “The fans there were just remarkable to me and made me feel at home from Day 1,” Alstork told 93.5 FM in Champaign, Ill. “The coaching staff made me feel very comfortable,...
Ariana Grande cancels tour stops following Manchester explosion

Ariana Grande cancels tour stops following Manchester explosion

Days after an explosion near Manchester Arena killed 22 and injured 64 others, Ariana Grande has suspended performances for her Dangerous Woman Tour through June 5. The Associated Press reported that the singer’s management team made the decision in wake of the bombing. TMZ reported that Grande’s management issued the following statement: Grande is reportedly back in her hometown...
Earthquake reported in southeast Ohio

Earthquake reported in southeast Ohio

A 3.4 magnitude earthquake occurred near McArthur, Ohio at 12:24 p.m. Wednesday afternoon, according to the United States Geological Survey.  McArthur is located in Vinton County with an estimated population of about 1,600. Over ten cities in southeast Ohio reported effects from the quake including: Vinton, Jackson, Logan, Londonderry, Albany, South Bloomingville, Wellston, Creola, McArthur and...
Sales tax holiday for back-to-school shopping now up to Gov. Kasich

Sales tax holiday for back-to-school shopping now up to Gov. Kasich

For the third year in a row, Ohioans shopping for three days in August will likely get a “sales tax holiday” when purchasing clothing and school supplies. The Ohio House voted 90-2 in favor of Wednesday for Senate Bill 9, which establishes a tax holiday for Aug. 4 to Aug. 6. The Senate immediately agreed to House changes in the bill. Its next stop is the governor’s desk. If signed...
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