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Clark County group to start food coalition, co-op

A group of local organizations is creating a grassroots food coalition and co-operative to solve food security issues in Springfield and Clark County. The third annual Clark County Focus on Local Food Summit was held on Nov. 12. Each year, attendees have wanted to start a longstanding coalition to fight hunger, Community Health Foundation Program Coordinator Joan Elder said. “We&rsquo...
Historic home now open as bed and breakfast in Eastern Clark County

Historic home now open as bed and breakfast in Eastern Clark County

A historic home in eastern Clark County has a new life as a bed and breakfast. Ronald Brown has recently opened “J.M. Cartmell built this family home in 1833 and there have been only five owners since,” Brown said as he walked the kitchen, family and common rooms last week. Brown, 68, is an accountant by trade who previously ran a bed and breakfast in London for 16 years...
Stafford: Updated takes on classic Christmas carols

Stafford: Updated takes on classic Christmas carols

Welcome to the annual Christmas carol column. More carols in a moment, but first, this breaking news. Famous North Polesters Santa and Mrs. Claus, are busy trying to point out that their kind of polester is spelled differently from the pollsters...
Snow moves in, Winter Weather Advisory for some

Snow moves in, Winter Weather Advisory for some

QUICK-LOOK FORECAST Snow moves in and will lead to accumulations by daybreak Sunday with temperatures in the lower 20s, Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar said. Accumulations of a dusting up to 1 inch is likely south of Interstate 70, with up to 2 inches possible in spots. North of I-70, 1 to 3 inches is anticipated, with some spots receiving up to 4 inches of snow. A Winter Weather Advisory...
Champaign County mom seeks new bullying definition after girl’s suicide

Champaign County mom seeks new bullying definition after girl’s suicide

The mother of a Champaign County 11-year-old who killed herself believes the definition of bullying should be expanded. Bethany Thompson, a Triad Middle School student who survived cancer, committed suicide in October after what her parents described as constant bullying. Bullying is defined by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as “unwanted, aggressive behavior among school aged...
Fire marshal requested to scene of German Twp. house fire

Fire marshal requested to scene of German Twp. house fire

A fire marshal has been requested to the scene of a house fire in German Twp. Saturday morning, according to dispatchers. Dispatchers said the fire is nearly out and fire crews are working a few remaining hot spots in the structure. It is unknown how much damage was done to the house, but initial reports indicate the red cross has been requested to the scene. Dispatchers said a cause...

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Pedestrian, hit by vehicle in Clark County, is seriously injured

Pedestrian, hit by vehicle in Clark County, is seriously injured

UPDATE @ 10:05 p.m.: Thomas Taylor, 35, of Springfield, the pedestrian hit by a vehicle while he was trying to cross state Route 41 in German Twp., is listed in critical condition, OHP Sgt. Merrill Thompson said in a prepared statement.  Carol Wheeler, 75 and also of Springfield, was driving the Toyota RAV 4 that hit Taylor. She was not injured. FIRST REPORT A male pedestrian is said to have...

Family of dead inmate sues Clark County

The mother of the woman who died from a drug overdose at the Clark County Jail has sued Clark County and its Sheriff’s office for $500,000. Kristy Parker, 32, died earlier this year while in custody. An autopsy report states she died of a drug overdoes. It is believed she took the drugs while confined at the jail and Marcia S. Galvan is accused of smuggling those drugs into the institution and...
Springfield City Schools won’t address overcrowding for 2017

Springfield City Schools won’t address overcrowding for 2017

The Springfield City School District will not be making changes to address overcrowding for the 2017 school year. Superintendent Bob Hill said in a press release issued Friday that because no clear solution is available at this time, the district has decided to postpone any changes. “I cannot recommend rushing to spend millions of dollars for a solution that will not be optimal and might jeopardize...
Christmas gifts, other items stolen from cars in in Clark County

Christmas gifts, other items stolen from cars in in Clark County

Thieves in Clark County got away with about $1000 worth of items from cars in Moorefield Twp., including a woman’s Christmas presents for her family. Surveillance video from the Northridge Apartments complex captured two suspects going through vehicles and taking things from six unlocked cars early Sunday morning, Clark County Sheriff’s Office Detective Brian Melchi said. “They&rsquo...
Springfield church to host live nativity

Springfield church to host live nativity

Northside Church of God, 3705 Middle Urbana Road will host “Live at the Manger,” on Dec. 10 from 2 to 4 p.m. It will be a live nativity where children can come and have their picture taken at the manger. Refreshments will be served inside along with an opportunity for the kids to make a frame for their photo. This event is free. For more information, call the church office at 937-390-7700...
EF Hutton hires new CFO as business looks to grow

EF Hutton hires new CFO as business looks to grow

EF Hutton America announced it has hired a new CFO to help move the company forward in 2017 as it markets new products and plans to hire more employees. Steve Zofkie, a veteran executive with experience at other Miami Valley businesses like NCR, has been tapped as the company’s new chief of finance. “The opportunity to be on the ground floor of what is an old name, but kind of a new start...
Clark County Heritage Center to ‘Elf up the museum’

Clark County Heritage Center to ‘Elf up the museum’

Visit the Heritage Center of Clark County, 117 S. Fountain Ave., through Dec. 23 to search for the center’s Elf of a Shelf, Clark the Elf, throughout the museum. Each day of the week from Tuesday to Saturday he will be hiding in a different place. Visitors can pick up a passport at the front desk and earn stickers for spotting him. Find him on five different days, fill the passport and earn...
Government shutdown looms: Wright-Patterson on standby

Government shutdown looms: Wright-Patterson on standby

Wright-Patterson Air Force Base leaders had not received guidance on how to handle a partial government shutdown if congressional leaders weren’t able to reach a funding deal by midnight Friday, a base spokesman said. The last time a partial federal government struck in 2013, about 13,000 employees were on temporarily furlough, said Wright-Patterson spokesman Daryl Mayer. Troy Tingey, president...
Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

16-CV-0779 - Nations Lending Corporation, an Ohio Corporation, v. Monica P. Beavers, 2453 Red Coach Dr., Apt. 11, et al., complaint in foreclosure for property located at 153 S. Kensington Pl., for $112,301. 16-CV-0780 - Wilmington Savings Fund Society, FSB, dba Christiana Trust, as Trustee, v. Lori L. Mitchell, 2155 Green Knoll Dr., et al., complaint in foreclosure for...
Christmas gifts stolen by thieves in Clark County

Christmas gifts stolen by thieves in Clark County

Six vehicles had items stolen out of them at Northridge Apartments earlier this week, including one vehicle that was full of Christmas gifts for a Clark County family. Deputies investigated the incidents in the 1500 block of Westmont Drive Sunday night into Monday morning. Amber Lattimore, of Springfield, was one of the victims and said all of her children’s Christmas gifts that she had been...
Clark County jail moms record stories for kids

Clark County jail moms record stories for kids

A nonprofit group is working in the Clark County Jail for the first time with incarcerated women to make sure children are not without their mother’s voices. The number of women in prisons in the United States has been increasing at a rate 50 percent higher than men since 1980, according to data from the U.S. Bureau of Justice. “When the mother is incarcerated, family units are literally...
Studio owners share their enthusiasm for Springfield’s arts community

Studio owners share their enthusiasm for Springfield’s arts community

When Tom Heaphy and Vicki Rulli decided to leave their economic development jobs in Columbus to pursue their passion for art, they wanted to join a community with a strong arts emphasis - they chose Springfield. Now with their Itinerant Studio, 149 W. Jefferson St., thriving with an international client base, Heaphy and Rulli know the choice was right. The couple, celebrating 10 years since moving...
Wright-Patt gate jumper didn’t know actions wrong report says

Wright-Patt gate jumper didn’t know actions wrong report says

A Beavercreek man accused of trespassing at a Wright-Patterson Air Force Base entry point that caused the evacuation of two buildings and a shelter-in-place order at a child care center “did not know the wrongfulness of his actions,” a court-ordered evaluation has determined. Edward J. Novak, 32, faces a February trial date in connection with eight misdemeanor charges of driving away from...
Clark County Municipal Court cases

Clark County Municipal Court cases

Codey A. Brust, 27, of 524 S. Belmont Ave., wildlife violation, guilty, fined $100; hunt/fish without permission, guilty, property listed on entry to be forfeited, two year suspension on hunting license, fined $100; two counts wildlife violation, hunt without special permit, dismissed. Timothy J. Eberhart, 50, address unknown, criminal trespass, dismissed - prosecutor request. Kendra...
Champaign County girl beat cancer, couldn’t overcome bullying

Champaign County girl beat cancer, couldn’t overcome bullying

The parents of an 11-year-old Champaign County girl who killed herself say she was a vibrant youngster who would do anything to make a friend laugh. Her father called Bethany a great kid who loved God, her family, animals, super heroes and swimming. “She was full of life, fun loving,” said Paul Thompson, father of Bethany Thompson. Bethany, a cancer survior, was found dead from a self-inflicted...
Storm to bring snow, rain to region this weekend

Storm to bring snow, rain to region this weekend

QUICK-LOOK FORECAST Tonight:  Saturday: Sunday:  Monday:  Tuesday:  Wednesday:
Guns in Ohio: Lawmakers making major changes to bill early Friday

Guns in Ohio: Lawmakers making major changes to bill early Friday

State lawmakers on Friday morning retreated from a plan to dramatically expand where Ohioans with concealed carry weapons permits are be allowed to take their firearms. Close to midnight, the Ohio House voted 68-25 in favor of a revamped gun bill that ditched a plan to take away local government control when it comes to prohibiting guns in libraries, city halls, recreation centers and...
From life support to truancy, lawmakers cram in session’s final day

From life support to truancy, lawmakers cram in session’s final day

In what is expected to be the last day of the two-year legislative session, state lawmakers passed bills to require insurance companies to cover autism, protect bicyclists peddling in traffic and limit the circumstances when police can seize private property. Here is a guide to some of the measures flying through the House and Senate that may have otherwise gone unnoticed. House Bill...
Ohio lawmakers vote to prohibit suspending students over absences

Ohio lawmakers vote to prohibit suspending students over absences

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

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

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

Clark, Champaign road crews gear up for winter weather

Traffic crews in Clark and Champaign counties have prepared salt trucks as winter weather is expected to approach the area over the next few days and weeks. Salt truck haven’t really had to respond yet to any weather events as of Thursday, but they’re expecting that will change soon. “We’re ready to go for the weekend in case we’re called in,” Champaign County Engineer...
Springfield police chief challenges public to step up in deadly home invasion

Springfield police chief challenges public to step up in deadly home invasion

The Springfield Police Division is asking the public to help in finding whoever shot and killed a mother in a home invasion Thursday night: Dead is Lacie Henry, 29. She was hit in the head and arm, police said LATEST: @ 6:20 p.m. (Dec. 9): “Folks have to step up and demonstrate courage in the face of all the rhetoric and do the right thing,” Springfield Police Chief Steve Moody said. &ldquo...
Norovirus outbreak in Clark County: 5 things you should know

Norovirus outbreak in Clark County: 5 things you should know

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

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

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

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

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

Ryan Stevenson to perform at John Legend Theater in Springfield

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

2 different abortion bans now up to Gov. Kasich

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

High School Basketball: Newcomers contributing for Springfield

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Census: Clark and Champaign cities losing population

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

3 dead in 40 car pileup in Michigan

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

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

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

Welcome to the new SpringfieldNewsSun.com

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

H.S. Results for 12/10: Miami Valley’s Karras just misses school record

Tia Karras scored 38 points, one away from the school single-game record, to lead Miami Valley School to a 74-56 high school girls basketball victory Saturday over Cincinnati Shroder. Angela Bethel scored 39 points for Miami Valley in a 2005 game against Belmont. Karras was 11-for-19 from the field with four 3-point goals. Liz Bush added 20 points for the Rams (5-1), who led, 24-8, after one quarter...
Best Buy employees buy WiiU for kid who came in daily to play it

Best Buy employees buy WiiU for kid who came in daily to play it

A boy who came to a Best Buy store every day for two months to play a WiiU was surprised by employees who handed him his own console to take home and play.
Lamar Jackson, Louisville QB, wins Heisman Trophy

Lamar Jackson, Louisville QB, wins Heisman Trophy

Add Lamar Jackson's name to the Pantheon of college football history.  Boynton Beach, Florida, quarterback other four finalists: Jackson,  “They came into my office, and the kids introduced him to me. They knew him from the past. And they said he was our new quarterback -- the very first day he got there," Jackson's former coach, Rick Swain, 
Competitive eater first to conquer 'Anaconda burrito'

Competitive eater first to conquer 'Anaconda burrito'

A competitive eater is the first to conquer the latest food challenge by devouring a massive 5 1/2-pound burrito.
American pandas experience culture shock on return to China

American pandas experience culture shock on return to China

Twin giant pandas who returned to China are experiencing a language barrier working with their new trainers.  
Bill would allow guns in Washington sports stadiums

Bill would allow guns in Washington sports stadiums

In addition to foam fingers, Washington sports fans may one day be allowed to bring concealed weapons into sports stadiums.
Inmates record 'Mannequin Challenge' video inside California prison

Inmates record 'Mannequin Challenge' video inside California prison

Inmates used a smuggled cellphone to create their own “Mannequin Challenge” video inside a California state prison.
Single mother goes to dialysis, comes home to find Christmas gifts stolen

Single mother goes to dialysis, comes home to find Christmas gifts stolen

Authorities are investigating after a single mother left her apartment in Pittsburgh to go to dialysis and returned home to find that all of her son’s Christmas gifts had been stolen.
Dayton Flyers looking like shot-blocking machine

Dayton Flyers looking like shot-blocking machine

Kendall Pollard took the floor the first time in the 2016-17 season on Dec. 3 with Steve McElvene on his mind. Pollard pointed toward the sky and then touched his heart as he made his debut after missing six games, remembering the 20-year-old Dayton Flyers center who died of an enlarged heart. “I think about him every day,” Pollard said. “I usually wear wristbands (to remember him)...
Therapy dog in festive van delivers holiday cheer to hospital

Therapy dog in festive van delivers holiday cheer to hospital

He even has his own transportation, though Santo rides in a festive van, not a sleigh. This month, Santo is delivering holiday cheer to patients and staff at San Gabriel Valley Medical Center in California. 
5 things to know about Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson

5 things to know about Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson

It was reported Saturday that Exxon Chairman and CEO Rex Tillerson is expected to be President-elect Donald Trump’s choice for secretary of state. The report came just a day after former New York City Mayor Trump team communications director Jason Miller said an official announcement would not come until next week, at the earliest. Tillerson, 64, was born in Texas. He received a civil engineering...
Dayton Flyers great Johnny Davis speaks to team

Dayton Flyers great Johnny Davis speaks to team

One of the Dayton Flyers’ all-time great men’s basketball players returned to UD Arena on Saturday for the first time in 40 years. Johnny Davis, a 6-foot-1 guard from Detroit, scored 1,562 points for UD from 1973-76. A 10-year playing career in the NBA followed, and then he moved into coaching and spent more than two decades in the NBA. He was the head coach of the Philadelphia 76ers in...
Mystery Christmas tree reappears in Arizona

Mystery Christmas tree reappears in Arizona

The juniper tree along I-17, north of the Sunset Point rest stop, is anonymously decorated each year during the Christmas season. The
Luke Fickell takes Bearcats football job; Coombs staying with Ohio State

Luke Fickell takes Bearcats football job; Coombs staying with Ohio State

UPDATE: Dec. 10, 7:46 pm. Coombs was head football coach at Colerain and won a Division I state championship in 2004. The team was regarded as one of the best in the history of the state. Coombs was a teacher at Colerain and later principal. It was speculated Coombs would return to UC, where he was an assistant before being hired by Urban Meyer at Ohio State.  <div></div><br>...
Teachers save choking girl's life with Heimlich maneuver

Teachers save choking girl's life with Heimlich maneuver

Teachers at a Pennsylvania school are being credited with saving a girl’s life. A 7-year old girl named Aubrey was eating breakfast Wednesday morning at Lockley Early Learning Center when she started to choke.
LeBron James leads Cavaliers in rickrolling of fans during '80s night

LeBron James leads Cavaliers in rickrolling of fans during '80s night

The Cleveland Cavaliers had some fun with fans Friday night, which was designated '80s night at Quicken Loans Arena.
Samsung to disable Galaxy Note 7 devices on Dec. 19

Samsung to disable Galaxy Note 7 devices on Dec. 19

In an effort to get U.S. customers to turn off their devices, Samsung will be issuing a software update next week that will make the Galaxy Note 7 inoperable. On Friday, According to the company, 93 percent of the Note 7 devices have been turned in after they were recalled three months ago following reports of phones bursting into flames. The phone’s battery was determined to be the issue,...
Former MLB pitcher graduates from police academy

Former MLB pitcher graduates from police academy

Former major-league relief pitcher Anthony Varvaro is switching jerseys. He won’t be pitching to batters, though. The right-hander will be catching criminals, the Varvaro, 32, who pitched for three teams between 2010 and 2015, graduated from the Varvaro pitched for the Boston Red Sox, Atlanta Braves and Seattle Mariners. He went 7-9 in 166 relief appearances before an arm injury sidelined...
Deputies: Florida man claims he downed 18 beers, Xanax before setting house fire

Deputies: Florida man claims he downed 18 beers, Xanax before setting house fire

A Florida man was arrested Wednesday after police said he vandalized a vacant house during the summer while high on Xanax and drunk on 18 beers. Michael Lee, 31, faces charges of residential unoccupied burglary and arson to a home. He remained in the Palm Beach County Jail on Saturday morning with his bail set at $16,000. The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said Lee set multiple fires inside...
Now there will be 24 Fields of Dreams at iconic Iowa site

Now there will be 24 Fields of Dreams at iconic Iowa site

The
Pit bull pup honored after preventing rape in NYC

Pit bull pup honored after preventing rape in NYC

Apollo saved 18-year-old Maya Fairweather from a man who forced her to the ground in a Brooklyn park on Nov. 28, the News reported.
Broncos’ Brandon Marshall receives racist, threatening letter

Broncos’ Brandon Marshall receives racist, threatening letter

Marshall told
Nora the polar bear cub enjoys first snow in Oregon

Nora the polar bear cub enjoys first snow in Oregon

Call her Nora the explorer. The young polar bear that arrived at the Oregon Zoo a few months ago, enjoyed a day frolicking in the snow during a winter storm in Portland.
Flash mob surprises woman with $13K to treat her cancer

Flash mob surprises woman with $13K to treat her cancer

Amanda and Clint Kofoed were filming a The couple got an even bigger boost as they made their video at the Flying M Coffee Garage, the “I saw people I hadn't seen in years,” Amanda told the Statesman. “They were crying and we were crying.” The flash mob was the work of the “It's a picture of what a great person Amanda is that so many people showed up, and it's a testament...
Fla. hospital staff leaves veteran’s body unattended for 9 hours, report says

Fla. hospital staff leaves veteran’s body unattended for 9 hours, report says

Staff members at a Florida hospital left the body of a veteran unattended in a shower room for more than nine hours, then tried to cover up the mistake, according to a hospital investigation. The No information was provided about the veteran, who died in February. Hospital spokesman Jason Dangel told the Times that “appropriate personnel action was taken,” although he did not elaborate...
On some Sundays, cooking beats football

On some Sundays, cooking beats football

On a Sunday in which my favorite pro football team was not scheduled to embarrass itself on television, my good friend Bill asked how I planned to spend that afternoon. “I’m going to cook,” I said. “You COOK?” he replied in the same tone he might have used if I’d said I was going to spend the afternoon crocheting doilies. Not only did his reaction surprise me, it...
A fictional intrigue about the North Korean nuclear program

A fictional intrigue about the North Korean nuclear program

The Inspector O series of novels by James Church are as mysterious as the man who writes them. These books straddle that murky parallel between crime fiction and espionage novels. His latest, “The Gentleman from Japan,” submerges readers in intrigues that are almost indecipherable in their opaqueness. “James Church” is the pen name and pseudonym for a long-time...
How well does your child know you?

How well does your child know you?

If you want to be emotionally close to your child, you have to have the courage to allow your child to know the real you. One of the many fun parts of being a parent is the close relationship we develop with our kids. We want to understand what they are thinking and feeling so that we can provide guidance and support. It’s frustrating when kids won’t allow us to know them as they really...

Godspeed, John Glenn

“Godspeed, John Glenn.” With those words by fellow astronaut Scott Carpenter, John Glenn was launched into space on Feb. 20, 1962, and became the first American to orbit the earth. Last Thursday, our country said “Godspeed, John Glenn” again as we said goodbye to him as he died at the age of 95. A true American hero, John Glenn embodied our country’s dreams, flying as...

Friendly Glenn had lots of local ties — especially in 2003

I first met John Glenn when I was a Dayton Daily News reporter in the early 1970s. John lost to Howard Metzenbaum in the 1970 Democratic primary then returned and beat Metzenbaum in the 1974 primary and went on to beat Cleveland Mayor Ralph Perk in the general election. I think it’s fair to say John was not a natural politician, but he was very competitive. At some...
Cincinnati Bengals High 5: Five questions with Jake Fisher

Cincinnati Bengals High 5: Five questions with Jake Fisher

Cincinnati Bengals tackle Jake Fisher saw the most action of his young career in Sunday’s 32-14 victory against Philadelphia when he played 27 snaps (42 percent) as part of a platoon with 11-year veteran Eric Winston. Cedric Ogbuehi, the team’s first-round pick in 2015, had started the first 11 games at right tackle but had seen his playing time reduced as the coaches began working him...
Interior space abounds in 2-story

Interior space abounds in 2-story

HOUSE FEATURE 4455 Mumper Road, Springfield Rear deck offers outdoor entertaining area Contributing writer Featuring an open concept floor plan, this two-story home at 4455 Mumper Road in Springfield sits across the street from acres of open farmland. The property is listed by Coldwell Banker Heritage Roediger for $194,900. This home offers approximately 2,530 square feet of living space. Special...
Coupon deals of the week

Coupon deals of the week

This week at CVS, Align probiotic supplements are on sale for $38.99. Visit www.coupons.com and print out a coupon good for $5 off any Align product. When you check out, you will also get $7 back in Extra Care Bucks good off your next purchase. With these savings combined, you will pay $26.99 for this item. This week at CVS, Axe gift sets are on sale for $9...
Photos: Florida driver nearly impaled by boat oar

Photos: Florida driver nearly impaled by boat oar

A driver in Broward County, Florida, was nearly impaled by a boat oar that fell off the back of a motor home, Florida Highway Patrol troopers said. >> Read more trending stories Troopers said Christina Theisen, 33, was driving west on Interstate 75 when an aluminum boat oar fell from a motor home in front of her Chevy Suburban. Theisen ran over the oar, which then flipped up and went through...

H.S. Results for 12/9: Barnes seals win for CJ boys

Nick Barnes sank a pair of free throws with 1.2 seconds to play to lift the Chaminade Julienne boys basketball team to a 60-58 win over McNicholas on Friday night. Christian Montague led CJ with 26 points while P’Hariz Watkins added 21. McNicholas rallied from a six-point deficit to tie the game late in the fourth quarter, setting up Barnes’ heroics. Chaminade Julienne improved to 2-1...
Will Donald Trump be ‘restrained’ as tweeter in chief?

Will Donald Trump be ‘restrained’ as tweeter in chief?

Donald Trump  >> Read more trending stories But the  “Every president in the modern era has sought to use technology to bring their message to more Americans. So there’s nothing new about that,” says presidential historian Timothy Naftali of New York University, a former director of the Nixon Library and Museum. “What’s different is that Trump explicitly...
Fisher-Price 'happy hour' playset is fake, company says

Fisher-Price 'happy hour' playset is fake, company says

It's another reminder not to believe everything you see on the internet. A photo of an alcohol-themed Fisher-Price playset has been circulating online and drawing attention. It shows a toddler-size bar, with play bar stools, beer bottles and a pretend bar,  Today.com reported CNet reported Fisher-Price issued the following in a statement:
Beavercreek tops Springfield in overtime

Beavercreek tops Springfield in overtime

Springfield’s Michael Wallace hit a 3-pointer at the regulation buzzer to force a 62-62 tie against Beavercreek in a GWOC National East basketball game on Friday night at Ed Zink Fieldhouse. But Beavercreek prevailed in overtime, 70-69, when Evan Saylor sank a free throw with .9 seconds left. Danny Davis hit a 3-pointer and then followed with a free throw after a Beavercreek foul to tie the...
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