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Springfield woman accused of throwing glass candle jar at boyfriend

Springfield woman accused of throwing glass candle jar at boyfriend

A Springfield woman is facing domestic violence and assault charges after allegedly throwing a glass candle jar at her boyfriend on Thursday evening because he wouldn’t let her use their telephone. Ashley Fenwick, 33, of 420 Rice St., was arrested and expected to appear in court today, according to a Springfield Police Division report. READ MORE: 88-year-old Springfield man alleges woman stole...


Goat yoga craze stretches into Clark County

Goat yoga craze stretches into Clark County

Clark County residents have a chance to take part in a new fitness craze, goat yoga, which combines traditional yoga with baby goats. The Smiling Prairie Goat Farm, 9697 Chenoweth Rd., South Charleston, is offering classes this summer. The next class will be 10 a.m. to noon Saturday. The cost is $25 a person. READ MORE: Downtown Urbana yoga studio opens Sisters Jeri LaVielle and Linda Leonhard heard...
FOOD DEALS: 27 ‘Kids Eat Free’ (or cheap) deals in Dayton

FOOD DEALS: 27 ‘Kids Eat Free’ (or cheap) deals in Dayton

Nothing can really prepare you to become a parent, but the sheer shock of food costs that comes with extra mouths to feed is enough to make any parent start sobbing into their bank account. Luckily for you, we’ve compiled the ultimate guide to Kids Eat Free (or super cheap) nights at restaurants around the Miami Valley to help ease the strain on your family budget a little. 1.) Fricker&rsquo...
Air show legend will retire solo career after next season

Air show legend will retire solo career after next season

Turning, twisting, looping and circling above the Earth, sky turned to ground and back to sky quickly. Feeling six times the force of gravity pushing down on my head, torso and legs, my body strained against the pull. I was a passenger on this flight, but air show performer Sean D. Tucker, once voted by the Smithsonian as one of 25 Living Legends in Aviation, was the driver in the backseat. I was...
Cindy brings showers/storms today,  flash flood watch in effect through Saturday

Cindy brings showers/storms today,  flash flood watch in effect through Saturday

Showers and a few thunderstorms are expected Friday, some of which could be strong to severe. Rain will be somewhat widespread for most of the day, so it’s a good idea to keep the umbrella with you.  Showers and storms expected Friday Strong to severe storms possible, mainly southeastern Miami Valley  More dry time and cooler this weekend TODAY: Moisture from the remnants of what...

Start looking for the hungry bagworms on your trees

Bagworms have hatched in the Miami Valley and feeding is progressing. If you have plants that are sensitive to bagworm, you might want to pay attention to them and inspect closely. First of all, know how to identify bagworm. They are not the same as tent caterpillars or fall webworms. Gardeners sometimes get these mixed up. Tent caterpillars form white silky nests in the crotch angles of trees. They...
Clark County group considers civil rights leader a hero

Clark County group considers civil rights leader a hero

Dr. Dorothy Irene Height (March 24, 1912-April 20, 2010), the daughter of a building contractor and a nurse, was born in Richmond, Va. She was an American administrator and educator, as well as a civil rights and women’s rights activist. She specifically focused on the issues of African-American women. Dr. Height set an example for African-American women to follow by her quiet manner, always...
Businesses may face penalties for prohibiting guns in private vehicles

Businesses may face penalties for prohibiting guns in private vehicles

Business groups are fighting an Ohio Senate proposal that will open them up to civil lawsuits by employees and others who bring handguns on to company property. “For us this isn’t a concealed carry issue as much as this is an employer rights issue,” said Chris Kershner, vice president, public policy & economic development for the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce. “Employers...
40 firefighters, police looking for missing 11-year-old Pike Twp. boy

40 firefighters, police looking for missing 11-year-old Pike Twp. boy

Clark County authorities are asking for the public’s help in finding a missing 11-year-old boy who has a disability. Perry Beller is believed to have run away from his Pike Twp. home around 4 a.m. Thursday. No foul play or abduction is suspected. More than 40 firefighters, EMTs, police, deputies and at least two K-9 units launched a search for the boy on Thursday. Bethel Twp. Fire Chief Jacob...
Man guilty in fatal shooting of Columbus SWAT officer faces death penalty

Man guilty in fatal shooting of Columbus SWAT officer faces death penalty

A Franklin County jury convicted a man today for aggravated murder in the death of a Columbus police SWAT officer in April 2016. Lincoln Rutledge is now eligible for the death penalty, our media partner 10tv.com WBNS in Columbus reported. Prosecutors said SWAT officers were trying to arrest Rutledge for setting his estranged wife’s home on fire but Rutledge refused to come out of his apartment...
In close formation, reporter rides in squadron of vintage war planes

In close formation, reporter rides in squadron of vintage war planes

For the first time at the 2017 Vectren Dayton Air Show, the award-winning GEICO Skytypers flight squadron will fly through the Miami Valley in a tight formation. The squadron of six vintage World War II aircraft will perform on Saturday and Sunday — showing off daring, precision maneuvers in the high skies of Dayton. On Thursday, I climbed into the backseat of wing pilot Chris Thomas’...
Girl battling liver disease soars as Young Eagle with legendary pilot

Girl battling liver disease soars as Young Eagle with legendary pilot

Annie Stemen faced near death as an infant from a liver disease. On Thursday, the 17-year-old Fairlawn High School teenager literally soared to new heights as a Young Eagle essay winner capturing a ride with world champion aerobatic performer Sean D. Tucker. The legendary aerial performer will fly his high energy aerobatic demonstration at the Vectren Dayton Air Show this weekend at Dayton International...
JC Penney to hire 600 people in Ohio

JC Penney to hire 600 people in Ohio

JC Penney is gearing up to hire 600 employees throughout Ohio. The retailer announced it needs associates for a variety of customer service and support positions, including: cashier, replenishment specialist, SEPHORA inside JCPenney beauty consultant and more. JCPenney salons in Ohio are also seeking experienced salon stylists to be part of the company’s salon program. » RELATED: 5 things...
Pizza may soon be delivered by robot in Ohio

Pizza may soon be delivered by robot in Ohio

If things pan out the pizza dude bringing you your hot slices could be a compact little robot that looks pretty much like a cooler on wheels. The Ohio Senate version of the state budget authorizes the use of a “personal delivery device” that is electrically powered and “intended to transport property on sidewalks and crosswalks.” Known as a PDD, the device cannot weigh more...
Gas leak causes explosion, damages building near Bellefontaine

Gas leak causes explosion, damages building near Bellefontaine

An explosion caused by a gas leak completely destroyed a building outside of Bellefontaine, according to the Logan County Sheriff’s Office.  Dispatchers said a gas line was hit by workers digging in the area. The gas leak caused an explosion that destroyed a building at the intersection of County Road 11 and County Road 18.  Both County Road 11 and County Road 18 are blocked at the...
Panel begins work to fill $1.05 billion state budget revenue shortfall

Panel begins work to fill $1.05 billion state budget revenue shortfall

As state revenues continue to fall short of projections, the Ohio legislature’s six-person conference committee on Thursday began work on the 2018-2019 budget. “These estimates are a good example of why Senate leadership in the new budget reduced the growth of government, while investing in key programs like addiction treatment and education,” said John Fortney, spokesman for the...
Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

COMMON PLEAS COURT NEW SUITS 17-CV-0360 - Federal National Mortgage Assn., v. Harry S. Crosnoe, 4733 Curtis Dr., et al., complaint in foreclosure for $84,242. 17-CV-0361 - Allstate Insurance Co. v. Zoeller Pump Co., Louisville, Ky., complaint for $10,000 for water damage to property of plaintiff’s insured located at 3223 Derr Road due to defective sump pump. 17-CV-0362 - PNC Bank, N.A., Miamisburg...
Replacing Obamacare: Details released of Senate health care plan

Replacing Obamacare: Details released of Senate health care plan

Senate Republicans on Thursday released their plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, including cuts to Medicaid and ending the so-called individual mandate. GOP leaders face a daunting task to find the 51 votes they need to approve their own version of an overhaul of the nation’s health-care laws as both moderates and conservatives voiced objections. Just hours after Senate Majority...
New Carlisle man accused of overdosing with 6 kids in the home

New Carlisle man accused of overdosing with 6 kids in the home

A New Carlisle man has been accused of overdosing with six children in the home. A Clark County Sheriff’s Office report says Farrell Hall, 64, was found unconscious by the children on a bathroom floor June 15 at a home in the 800 block of North Scott Street in New Carlisle. He’s charged with six counts of endangering children. READ MORE: ID of man shot in Springfield released The Clark...
Sunscreen will be needed for Dayton Air Show weekend

Sunscreen will be needed for Dayton Air Show weekend

The Vectren Dayton Air Show is this weekend and the forecast looks to cooperate. A cold front that will bring rain and storms Friday will be to our east on Saturday, said Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini. “The very muggy air mass that was once over us will also move out so humidity won't be a problem when you're standing outside enjoying the show,” Zontini said. Saturday will...
Ohio Democrat: ‘Our brand is worse than Trump’

Ohio Democrat: ‘Our brand is worse than Trump’

Republicans won the Georgia congressional special election Tuesday night, despite millions spent by Democrats hoping to score wins in the age of President Donald Trump. The special election in the 6th congressional district was the most expensive in U.S. history with spending over $50 million. Republican Karen Handel defeated Democrat Jon Ossoff in the race, 52-48 percent. Republicans focused a lot...
Urbana gourmet food business Rothschild Farm sold to Chicago firm

Urbana gourmet food business Rothschild Farm sold to Chicago firm

A Chicago-based capital management firm has purchased a nationally known Urbana gourmet food manufacturer with plans to combine it with a similar Cincinnati company. Glencoe Capital Management has acquired Robert Rothschild Farm, a local employer just outside Urbana known for its sauces, dips and other food products. Details of the agreement weren’t disclosed and it’s not immediately clear...
Clark County Municipal Court cases

Clark County Municipal Court cases

CASES CALLED TUESDAY INCLUDED: Margaret M. Buell, 37, of 1720 Warder St., two counts of child endangering, dismissed. Robert L. Feeser, 59, of 1661 Edwards Ave., driving under suspension-OVI suspension amended to driving under suspension, guilty, 30 days jail, suspended with 30 days suspended, 12 months driver’s license suspension, fined $250; driving under suspension and expired tag or sticker...
Chicago-based pizzeria Giordano’s opens first Ohio location

Chicago-based pizzeria Giordano’s opens first Ohio location

Giordano’s, a Chicago-based pizzeria, opened a location in Columbus near Polaris Fashion Place mall. The restaurant, located at 2137 Polaris Parkway, marks the business’ first location in Ohio. »RELATED: New pizza restaurant coming to historic neighborhood in downtown Dayton Opened in Chicago in 1974, the pizzeria has become an acclaimed establishment. Giordano’s has been named...
Springfield woman accused of intentionally ramming another woman’s car

Springfield woman accused of intentionally ramming another woman’s car

A Springfield woman faces assault charges after police alleged she slammed her minivan into another woman’s vehicle in the parking lot of a shopping center. Katherine N. Lannom, 20, of 915 Essex St., was arrested on assault charges on Tuesday afternoon. A warrant for criminal damaging has also been requested, according to a police report. READ MORE: Springfield woman accused of leaving boy in...
Air Force Thunderbirds schooled on the Wright Brothers way in Dayton

Air Force Thunderbirds schooled on the Wright Brothers way in Dayton

The Air Force Thunderbirds bowed out of the cockpit for two days to explore the origins of aviation in the Dayton region on Tuesday and Wednesday. The Thunderbirds will be the headline act at Vectren Dayton Air Show this Saturday and Sunday. Flying F-16 fighter jets, the team streaked into Dayton International Airport on Monday, days earlier than normal at a show site. RELATED: Thunderbirds rumble...
New Carlisle likely to change plan to remove downtown parking spots

New Carlisle likely to change plan to remove downtown parking spots

A proposal to add right-turn lanes in downtown New Carlisle that would have eliminated about 30 parking spaces might be veering in a new direction. The Ohio Department of Transportation and the city of New Carlisle have proposed new traffic signals on Main Street at the intersections of Lake Avenue and Jefferson Street. The plan also includes adding turn lanes, which would mean getting rid of some...
Tropical Storm Cindy remnant brings flood threats, heavy rains 

Tropical Storm Cindy remnant brings flood threats, heavy rains 

Clouds thicken overnight with a few scattered showers and storms developing towards morning, Storm Center 7 Meteorologist McCall Vrydaghs said. This is due to the remnants of Tropical Storm Cindy moving in from the south and meeting up with a cold front approaching from the northwest. Overnight it will stay muggy with temperatures in the lower 70s. Ahead of the approaching storm, a Flash Flood Watch...
Census: Local median age increasing faster than national average

Census: Local median age increasing faster than national average

Sticking with a national and statewide trend, the population in Southwest Ohio got older and continued to become more diverse in 2016. According to annual population estimates released this week by the U.S. Census Bureau, the median age of residents in nine local counties has increased since the last official census and the percentage of minorities grew. FROM 2016: Miami Valley getting older, more...
Ohio Senate OK’s softer graduation rules for Class of 2018

Ohio Senate OK’s softer graduation rules for Class of 2018

The Ohio Senate on Wednesday approved alternate pathways to graduation for Class of 2018 students who don’t pass state tests, as part of the state budget bill. That sets up a conference committee debate in the coming week with members of the Ohio House, who did not include any such provision in their version of the budget. Under the Senate plan, modeled off the state school board’s recommendations...
Ohio leaders debate how to pay for fight against opioid addiction

Ohio leaders debate how to pay for fight against opioid addiction

Fighting Ohio’s opioid addiction crisis is shaping up to be one of the key challenges as lawmakers debate a final state budget in the coming week. The Republican-dominated Ohio Senate on Wednesday thwarted Democratic efforts to get a Medicaid expansion freeze taken out of the proposed budget and to repeal a tax break for small businesses. The Senate passed a $132.7 billion, two-year state budget...
Coalition seeks to help Springfield businesses with drug epidemic

Coalition seeks to help Springfield businesses with drug epidemic

A local coalition created to fight the drug epidemic in Clark County spoke with business leaders Wednesday about its role in the public health crisis. The Clark County Substance Abuse Prevention, Treatment and Support Coalition held a forum to make business leaders aware of ongoing efforts in the community to create drug free workforce policies for local companies, as well as other policies to help...
Pike County murders: Ohio AG touts ‘laser’ focus on Alaska family

Pike County murders: Ohio AG touts ‘laser’ focus on Alaska family

Investigators likely have a lead in the Pike County murders case, but need more information before naming suspects or making an arrest, according to experts interviewed by the Dayton Daily News. Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine hasn’t named suspects in the 2016 deaths of eight people yet but has asked the public to focus attention on four members of the Wagner family. “We’re not...
Air show to pump millions into local economy

Air show to pump millions into local economy

Vectren Dayton Air Show attendees will pump an estimated $2.6 million in direct spending this week into the region’s economy as thousands of visitors pour into restaurants, hotels and businesses, according to the Dayton Convention & Visitors Bureau. The Air Force Thunderbirds jet demonstration team and the first public flight of the F-35 Lighting II at the air show were among the headline acts...
Ohio House honors OSU officer for actions in fall campus attack

Ohio House honors OSU officer for actions in fall campus attack

An Ohio State University police officer and Fairfield High School grad was honored Wednesday for his actions during the fall campus attack. The Ohio House of Representatives presented a resolution to 28-year-old Alan Horujko for his heroic act during the Nov. 28, 2016, terror attack when an attacker drove his car into a crowed and then stabbed people near Watts Hall. Horujko, who had been responding...
No trial date yet for Bellefontaine mom accused of killing sons

No trial date yet for Bellefontaine mom accused of killing sons

Nearly two years after a Bellefontaine mom was arrested in connection with the death of her three young sons, no trial has been scheduled yet. But hearing dates have been set in the case against Brittany Pilkington, who been accused of smothering her sons to death over a 13-month period. Infant Niall died in July 2014, 4-year-old Gavin died in April 2015 and 3-month-old Noah died four months later...
F-16 crashed in Texas similar to Thunderbirds at Dayton Air Show

F-16 crashed in Texas similar to Thunderbirds at Dayton Air Show

A pilot ejected from an F-16 that crashed on take-off during a training flight at a Texas airfield, according to the North American Aerospace Defense Command. The crash caused the evacuation of Ellington Airport, where the Fighting Falcon jet was taking off, a nearby construction site and a golf course after the crash KHOU.com in Houston, Texas reported. RELATED: F-16 makes emergency landing at Wright-Patterson...
Clark State wants to raise tuition for the first time in 3 years

Clark State wants to raise tuition for the first time in 3 years

Clark State Community College will increase tuition $10 per credit hour beginning in the fall, pending approval of lawmakers and the governor. The increase was approved by the college’s board of trustees Tuesday night and will be the first since a statewide three-year freeze on tuition. The school had froze its tuition ahead of the state mandate locking it in 2015. It also implemented a tuition...
Portman met with N. Korea leaders last year in effort to free Warmbier

Portman met with N. Korea leaders last year in effort to free Warmbier

Sen. Rob Portman met secretly last December with North Korean’s delegation to the United Nations in an effort to gain the release of or at least get information about Otto Warmbier, the Cincinnati-area man who was imprisoned by the North Korean government and sentenced to 15 years of hard labor for stealing a poster. Warmbier, who was detained for nearly a year and a half, was released last...
Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

COMMON PLEAS COURT NEW SUITS 17-CV-0356 - Fifth Third Mortgage Company, Cincinnati, v. M & A Sparrow Properties LLC, c/o Mickey L. Sparrow, Statutory Agent, Tremont City, et al., complaint in foreclosure for property located at 458 N. Bechtle Ave., for $46,019. 17-CV-0357 - Progressive Specialty Insurance Company v. Angelica D. Stevenson, Marysville, complaint for $2,657 for damages to motor vehicle...
Jimmy Buffett tribute to open series

Jimmy Buffett tribute to open series

Go ahead and mark the Caribbean, California and Dixieland off the summer travel calendar. The spirit of those spots and others will come alive through song when the Champaign County Arts Council’s 25th annual Sounds of Summer concerts in the park series returns Friday, June 23. RELATED » See Monty Python musical for free Jimmy Buffett tribute band Parrots of the Caribbean will sail into...
Diversity paints Museum of Art’s 71st Juried Members’ Exhibition

Diversity paints Museum of Art’s 71st Juried Members’ Exhibition

Expect more and different at the Springfield Museum of Art this weekend. The 71st annual Juried Members’ Exhibition will feature a 37 percent increase in entries when it debuts 5-7 p.m. Sunday, June 25. RELATED » See Monty Python musical for free Assistant curator Erin Shapiro credits the enthusiasm from the museum’s recent exhibits and events for boosting membership and the desire...
Ohio couple leaves $100K at Goodwill, then takes it back

Ohio couple leaves $100K at Goodwill, then takes it back

A couple in Ohio accidentally donated a duffel bag of nearly $100,000 at a Goodwilll in Zanesville, and scrambled to take it back when they realized their mistake. Employees at a Goodwill in Zanesville, Ohio found a duffel bag of cash amounting to $97,004, a marriage certificate and a living will. “It was so much cash they figured it was fake at first and then thought, ‘Well no, maybe...
Group starts petition to have Dennis Rodman kicked out of Hall of Fame

Group starts petition to have Dennis Rodman kicked out of Hall of Fame

Dennis Rodman’s recent trip to North Korea did not sit well with a human rights group, which wants the former NBA star kicked out of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. >> Read more trending news The group Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation began a petition on change.org to have Rodman expelled from the basketball shrine, CNN reported. It comes on the...
Pike County murders: 5 things to know about latest developments

Pike County murders: 5 things to know about latest developments

The case of the Pike County murders became more complex this week with investigators asking the public to focus attention on one family. Four members of that family — the Wagners — are now believed to be in Alaska, according to Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine. Here are five things to know about the latest developments in the case: MORE: Alaska pastor says Ohio family attended church...
Disney fireworks: Vehicles covered in ashes, residents say

Disney fireworks: Vehicles covered in ashes, residents say

The "Happily Ever After" fireworks show happens every night at Disney’s Magic Kingdom. However, residents around the park told WFTV’s Jeff Deal that the fireworks are dropping a mess all over their cars and yards. Ashes and small pieces of card board are falling on vehicles and yards at the Windermere Cay Luxury apartments after the fireworks shows, residents...
Police considering manslaughter charges in Grenfell Tower fire

Police considering manslaughter charges in Grenfell Tower fire

Police said Friday that they are considering manslaughter charges in the Grenfell Tower fire in London, adding that the blaze started in a refrigerator freezer, the BBC reported. >> Read more trending news  The police investigation is focusing on how the fire began, how it spread and who should be held responsible, Detective Chief Superintendent Fiona McCormack told a press briefing...
Johnny Depp: ‘When was the last time an actor assassinated a president’

Johnny Depp: ‘When was the last time an actor assassinated a president’

Johnny Depp knew his comments to his British audience were going to spark controversy, even as he said them. The actor was speaking to an audience in a British theater Thursday when he made a vague reference to John Wilkes Booth assassinating a president, The Telegraph reported. >> Read more trending news Depp was taking questions at the Cinemageddon at the Glastonbury Festival after introducing...
Trevor Noah on Philando Castile footage: ‘It broke me’

Trevor Noah on Philando Castile footage: ‘It broke me’

The “Daily Show” detoured from comedy on Wednesday, as Trevor Noah talked frankly and emotionally about the released dashcam footage in which a Minnesota man was killed by police last year during a traffic stop. >> Read more trending news “It broke me,” Noah said, saying he was moved by the final part of the footage showing the death of Philando Castile. In that...
Couple win nearly $1 million in penny slots

Couple win nearly $1 million in penny slots

This was better than a golden ticket. >> Read more trending news A couple from Arizona gambling on a Willy Wonka-themed penny slot machine at a Las Vegas casino won nearly $1 million over the weekend, KMPH reported. According to Caesars Entertainment, Nicholas Blaskowski and Nicole Perry, of Phoenix, hit the jackpot at Harrah's Las Vegas on Sunday while playing Willy Wonka: World of Wonka. The...
Report: Russian warships fire missiles at ISIS targets in Syria

Report: Russian warships fire missiles at ISIS targets in Syria

Russian warships fired six missiles at ISIS targets in Syria on Friday, according to the country’s state media. According to CNN, a statement from Russia’s Defense Ministry that was posted to RIA said that the missiles were fired  from the eastern part of the Mediterranean Sea. The Cailber missiles were fired from the frigates “Admiral Essen,” “Admiral Grigorovich...
Oreo to unveil candy canes for Christmas

Oreo to unveil candy canes for Christmas

It is still six months until Christmas, but Oreo cookies could be part of your holiday tree decorations. >> Read more trending news The cookie maker is unveiling candy canes for Christmas, Country Living reported. The Candy Hunting Instagram account revealed that Oreo Cookies & Creme Candy Canes will be available in time for Christmas. However, Nabisco, the parent company for Oreo...
Ellen DeGeneres calls out audience member for dishonesty

Ellen DeGeneres calls out audience member for dishonesty

Ellen DeGeneres tested the honesty of her audience in a recent show, and most of them passed. The one woman who didn’t was embarrassed with a reprimand on national television. >> Read more trending news  With “Ellen” in its 14th season, DeGeneres gave her audience members the chance to choose one item from the Ellen Shop, the Huffington Post reported. What the...
Federal judge temporarily blocks deportation of Iraqis in Michigan

Federal judge temporarily blocks deportation of Iraqis in Michigan

A federal judge granted a 14-day stay of removal Thursday, blocking the deportation  of more than 100 Iraqis living in Michigan, CNN reported. >> Read more trending news The temporary stay allows any of the men and women detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials to appear before an immigration judge and make their case for remaining in the United States. ICE has arrested...
Pit bull mauls 2 kids strapped in minivan car seats

Pit bull mauls 2 kids strapped in minivan car seats

A pit bull mauled two Pennsylvania children in a minivan as they sat helplessly strapped into their car seats, police said. >> Read more trending news The 5-year-old, 66-pound dog broke through a fence, WPMT reported, and got inside the vehicle as the children’s mother was securing  her 2-year-old daughter and 5-year-old son in their car seats. Tom Grab told WPMT that he was able...
Woman bites Spencer’s employee while trying to steal stripper pole

Woman bites Spencer’s employee while trying to steal stripper pole

A mall store employee in Arkansas is recovering after a customer bit her while attempting to steal a stripper pole, police said. >> Read more trending news  The employee, who was working at the Spencer’s retail store in Little Rock’s Park Plaza Mall, said a customer entered the store and tried to return an item, KATV reported.  The employee told police she recognized...
Dayton’s Cooke signs as free agent with Timberwolves

Dayton’s Cooke signs as free agent with Timberwolves

Former Dayton Flyers Charles Cooke and Scoochie Smith did not hear their names called in the NBA Draft on Thursday. Cooke signed as a free agent with the Minnesota Timberwolves after the draft, according to ESPN’s Chris Haynes. In the previous three seasons, Dayton’s Devin Oliver, Jordan Sibert and Dyshawn Pierre have all gone undrafted and gotten a chance in the summer leagues...

PERSPECTIVE: When comedy meets politics, things can happen

Last November I attended a film festival in Colorado Springs and was moved to tears and laughter by a new movie called “Tickling Giants,” which is focused on Dr. Bassem Youssef, an Egyptian heart surgeon who brings satire to Egypt during the Arab Spring. Youssef is known as “The Egyptian Jon Stewart.” His weekly program, “Al Bernameg,” quickly became the most viewed...

Cobra show expected to have national, international draw

To submit your event for free, email Wheels at wheels@coxohio.com. Deadline is 10 days prior to desired date of publication or event. For a list of weekly and monthly cruise-ins as well as additional events, visit www.daytondailynews.com/cars/ and look for the MOTOR NEWS section. WEEKLY CRUISE-INS THURSDAY NIGHT AT AIRLINE DAIRY CRÈME, 224 N. Dixie Drive, Vandalia, through October, 5 p.m. until...
Luxurious GMC Sierra Denali gets big engine, big performance

Luxurious GMC Sierra Denali gets big engine, big performance

Trucks are really an American phenomenon. The bigger the better. The more power the better. I’ve talked at length as an automotive writer about what I call the “over trucking” of the American consumer. How many people need a truck? And of those who can justify it, how many need heavy-duty ones? Yet, drive through the Midwest and much of the south and you’ll see jacked-up trucks...
For GM design chief, the future is the biggest challenge

For GM design chief, the future is the biggest challenge

After decades of evolution, the automobile is at a pivot point, as gasoline propulsion gives way to electric and autonomous vehicles. In turn, this will affect the automotive design language that car buyers have come to expect. “And that’s the hard piece, reinventing that,” said Michael Simcoe, who’s capping a year as General Motors’ seventh design leader. “Traditional...

How to find a car with all the safety bells and whistles

Dear Car Talk: My dad is well into his 80s and is looking to get a new car to replace his VW diesel that was part of the VW diesel-emissions settlement. We kids want him to get the safest vehicle out there, with as many automated features as possible (braking, correcting for drifting out of lanes, etc). He is looking at some mid-level Chevrolet product. My bias is for a Honda or Toyota product, like...
Selfies could be causing more cases of lice in teenagers

Selfies could be causing more cases of lice in teenagers

Many experts say head lice infestations are at their peak during this time of the year as kids head off to summer camp. A Jacksonville, Florida, woman who owns a lice treatment center said it's most common with young children, but she's also seen an increase in cases of head lice in teens. Mandy Ottesen owns Fresh Heads. She said it’s very important that parents use a high-quality comb and check...
Puppy rescued from extreme heat in locked car must go back to owner, court says

Puppy rescued from extreme heat in locked car must go back to owner, court says

An 8-week-old puppy that was rescued from extreme heat in a locked car last weekend will be returned to its owner, the Manor Municipal Court ruled Thursday. Manor police, which charged the puppy’s owner with animal cruelty, had hoped to win custody of the dog, named Annabelle, so they could hand her over to an animal shelter. “The Manor Police Department is extremely saddened and...
Worship event on Sunday at Veteran’s Park

Worship event on Sunday at Veteran’s Park

The Springfield Arts Council will host “When Springfield Sings!” at Veteran’s Park at 8 p.m. on Sunday as part of the Summer Arts Series. This event is an opportunity for diverse congregations of Springfield and Clark County to come together to worship God in the center of our city. The Nehemiah Foundation coordinates this event every year choosing worship leaders from different...
Dragons fall in 10 innings to Captains in second-half opener

Dragons fall in 10 innings to Captains in second-half opener

Brandishing a new look courtesy of promotions, fill-ins, call-ups and any other way a roster can be adjusted, the Dragons opened the second half of the Midwest League season with a disappointing 8-7 setback to the Lake County Captains (Indians) at Fifth Third Field on Thursday night. It was the first game for the Dragons since they clinched the first-half wildcard spot and its automatic qualification...
2 teens investigated after painting over rainbow crosswalk

2 teens investigated after painting over rainbow crosswalk

The community of Medfield, Massachusetts, is coming together after an act of vandalism. A rainbow-colored crosswalk at the high school will need to be repainted after two teens defaced it Wednesday night. Police said the teens then shared photos of the vandalism on Snapchat. One picture showed one of the teens believed to be responsible for the vandalism with the caption “doing the world a favour...
Bill Cosby plans town meetings on sexual assault following mistrial

Bill Cosby plans town meetings on sexual assault following mistrial

Bill Cosby is planning a series of town hall meetings to talk to young people about sexual assault, according to his representatives. The news comes following a declaration of mistrial in his sexual assault trial. “People need to be educated,” Cosby’s spokesperson, Ebonee Benson, told WBRC. “A brush against the shoulder -- anything at this point can be considered...
Meet the Dayton Dragons: Malik Collymore, outfielder

Meet the Dayton Dragons: Malik Collymore, outfielder

Who: Malik Dequan Collymore Position: Outfielder Number: 6 Personal: R/R; 6-0, 195 pounds Born: Sept. 20, 1996 (20) Birthplace: Mississauga, Ontario, Canada School: Port Credit Secondary, Mississauga, Ont. Drafted: Round 10, 2013 by St. Louis Notable: Milwaukee Brewers traded RHP Jonathan Broxton and cash to St. Louis Cardinals for Collymore on July 31, 2015. Played for the Florida Fire Frogs (Braves)...
‘Cake Boss’ star Buddy Valastro's mother dies from ALS complications

‘Cake Boss’ star Buddy Valastro's mother dies from ALS complications

The mother of “Cake Boss” star Buddy Valastro has died after a yearslong battle with Lou Gehrig's disease, which is also called amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS. She was 69 years old.  Valestro’s representative confirmed the news in a statement to People. “Mary took a turn yesterday, and Buddy rushed back to New Jersey last night to be by her side. She passed early...
Florida sheriff urges residents to get guns, be prepared for mass shootings

Florida sheriff urges residents to get guns, be prepared for mass shootings

A sheriff in Winter Haven, Florida, is asking people in his county to get a gun and be ready to fight back in case of a mass shooting. “Become proficient. Get a concealed firearms license and carry it. And if you need to shoot somebody, shoot them a lot,” Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd told WFTS. The sheriff went on to say that people are responsible for their safety until authorities...
Franklin’s Luke Kennard drafted by Detroit Pistons in first round

Franklin’s Luke Kennard drafted by Detroit Pistons in first round

Desperately needing a shooter who has been missing since their most recent championship season, the Detroit Pistons christened Franklin High School graduate Luke Kennard that go-to guy Thursday night, taking him with the 12th pick in the first round of the NBA draft. Detroit was the team that appeared to be most enticed by Kennard prior to the draft. Although he did his best to prove to teams in pre-draft...
Officials advise caution as family plans funeral for drowning victim

Officials advise caution as family plans funeral for drowning victim

The drowning death of a 17-year-old Bellbrook boy has left his family wondering why their loved one had to die. Inez Coles said she’s been at a loss for words since rescue crews started searching for her son, D’James Moore, in high, rushing water in the Little Miami River in Sugarcreek Twp. on Tuesday night. “All I can think to ask is ‘why,’” she said Thursday....
Canadian special forces claim record 2-mile sniper kill shot

Canadian special forces claim record 2-mile sniper kill shot

An anonymous Canadian military source said one of their special forces snipers has shattered the world record for the longest confirmed kill shot at a distance of over 2 miles. The source told Toronto’s Globe and Mail that a member of the Canadian “Joint Task Force 2,” an elite special operation unit, made the shot last month during an operation in Iraq.  The Canadian...
Florida church spray-painted with swastikas, racist words

Florida church spray-painted with swastikas, racist words

A Florida church was spray-painted with swastikas and the phrase “Satan was here.” Members of Christ The King Lutheran Church in Riverview, Florida, saw the vandalism Wednesday morning, according to a report from WFTS.  Along with the swastikas, the vandalism included pentagrams, upside-down crosses and racist words painted on the exterior church walls, according to WFTS. ...
‘Baby Driver’ cast talks heart-pounding, toe-tapping summer action flick

‘Baby Driver’ cast talks heart-pounding, toe-tapping summer action flick

Actor Kevin Spacey, Jon Hamm and Jamie Foxx star in the summer’s most anticipated action movie, and it’s equal parts heart-pounding thrills and toe-tapping musical. Car crashes, romance and a musical backdrop make “Baby Driver” a genre-bending adrenaline kick from writer/director Edgar Wright. “We had a very good blueprint to work with from Edgar,” Jon Hamm told...
Local wrestler B.J. Whitmer to make TV commentary debut on ROH PPV on Friday

Local wrestler B.J. Whitmer to make TV commentary debut on ROH PPV on Friday

Long before he was scheduled to make his commentary debut before a worldwide audience on pay-per-view this Friday, B.J. Whitmer was a Dayton-area pro wrestler, who spent most days working for Cincinnati-based WWE territory Heartland Wrestling Association, training under noted instructor Les Thatcher, and doing frequent shows at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds Coliseum. The HWA’s success at...
Severed toe stolen from hotel bar, employees ‘furious’ over the theft

Severed toe stolen from hotel bar, employees ‘furious’ over the theft

  A hotel bar in Canada is putting its foot down after its severed human toe was stolen.  The Downtown Hotel in Yukon serves the infamous “Sourtoe Cocktail,” which is a shot of whiskey with a human toe floating inside. Those who drink the shot are supposed to let the toe touch their lips, but aren’t allowed to take it as a souvenir, according to the CBC. ...
Police arrest man accused of assaulting child at day care

Police arrest man accused of assaulting child at day care

A Connecticut man was arrested Friday after an altercation with a 5-year-old child at a day care. The incident took place during a Father's Day celebration, according to the Shelton Police Department report. Lance Churchill, 33, is accused of chasing a child that took his Father's Day card and placing the child over his head before pinning him to the ground and screaming at him. Staff members...
Woman faces charges for allegedly smothering baby to death while on meth

Woman faces charges for allegedly smothering baby to death while on meth

A grand jury Thursday indicted a 34-year-old Georgia woman on charges of manslaughter in connection with the smothering death of a 2-month-old.  Keanna Keys of Stockbridge had methamphetamine and Xanax, an anti-anxiety medication, in her system when she fell asleep on a couch with her friend’s baby, Henry County District Attorney’s Office spokeswoman Megan Matteucci said. ...
WSU basketball facing big changes for second year in a row

WSU basketball facing big changes for second year in a row

One year after changing coaches, the Wright State basketball team is undergoing another significant transformation this summer with an influx of new faces. The Raiders have six players whose next appearance in a game will be their first at WSU, and that’s making this summer’s workouts feel a little like last year’s when everyone was trying to get a feel for Scott Nagy’s system...
Tornado flattens buildings near Birmingham, Alabama

Tornado flattens buildings near Birmingham, Alabama

A tornado damaged several businesses outside Birmingham, Alabama, onTuesday. Meteorologist Jason Holmes said buildings, including a liquor store and a fast-food restaurant, in the suburban community of Fairfield, west of the city, were reported damaged. Holmes also told The Associated Press that trees were down and buildings were reported damaged along the Interstate 20 corridor on the southwestern...
Homeless man killed saving teens from random attack, police say

Homeless man killed saving teens from random attack, police say

A homeless man was beaten to death on a Denver street last week when he came to the defense of two teenagers who were being attacked by another man, authorities said.  KDVR in Denver reported that the teens were attacked around 4 a.m. Friday. When officers arrived, they found the victims, one of whom had serious facial injuries.  The alleged attacker, Dejuan Stamps, was found about a block...
Police say mother attacked daughter at beach in attempted exorcism

Police say mother attacked daughter at beach in attempted exorcism

An 11-year-old girl was seriously injured Friday after her mother allegedly attacked her at a beach in an attempt to perform an exorcism on her, authorities said. The Humboldt County Sheriff's Office said Kimberly Felder, 45, stripped her daughter, struck her, bit her and shoved sand into her mouth and eyes. A good Samaritan witnessed the attack at a secluded beach and intervened on the girl's behalf...
Who are the 5 best NBA players born in the Dayton area?

Who are the 5 best NBA players born in the Dayton area?

A select group of 39 men from the area have played in the NBA with Franklin’s Luke Kennard expected to join this fall. But who is the best to lace ‘em up for pay so far? We count down from five to one: 5. Jim Paxson After starring at Alter, Paxson followed in the footsteps of his father, Jim Sr., as a standout at Dayton. He averaged 18 points per game for the Flyers before being taken...
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