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Case dropped against Indian Lake superintendent, will go to grand jury

The case against the Indian Lake school superintendent that alleges he touched a girl, who was not a student in the district, multiple times over a three year period was dismissed Monday in Bellfontaine Municipal Court. Police say officials plan to present the case to a grand jury next month. Patrick O’Donnell, 52, was charged last week with one count of gross sexual imposition in Bellefontaine...


Springfield NAACP moves to office in downtown

Springfield NAACP moves to office in downtown

The NAACP has moved into an office in downtown Springfield. The historic organization is now inside Commerce Pointe at 20 S. Limestone St. “I’ve always wanted us to be centralized,” NAACP President Denise Williams said. “I wanted to be downtown with all the other businesses. Everyone comes downtown a lot.” Williams said the NAACP moved from the Small Business Development...
BREAKING: Pike County Sheriff issues alert about criminal gang, heroin

BREAKING: Pike County Sheriff issues alert about criminal gang, heroin

Pike County Sheriff Charles Reader issued a warning Monday to residents regarding “gang members” coming to the area and “‘taking out’ believed snitches.” The unusual message — posted on Facebook and confirmed as authentic by dispatchers — did not reference the April 22, 2016, murders of eight people that have become synonymous with the rural southern...
Centerville child severely burned, local man wanted in case

Centerville child severely burned, local man wanted in case

A Dayton man is wanted by Centerville police and the Southern Ohio Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team in connection to the felonious assault of a child severely burned in the 0-100 block of Loganwood Drive. William Clifton Mckinney Lindsey, 27, is wanted after being indicted June 20 on counts of felonious assault, endangering children (two counts) and tampering with evidence, according to Centerville...
Jordan discusses health care during business tour

Jordan discusses health care during business tour

U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan said Monday he’s optimistic a Senate proposal to reform health care will move forward later this week, although he said it falls short of a full repeal of the Affordable Care Act. Jordan, R-Urbana, also briefly discussed issues like welfare reform after a tour of KTH Parts Industries Inc., an auto parts manufacturing firm in St. Paris. Jordan said Congress should reform...
Springfield woman accused of hitting boyfriend with car

Springfield woman accused of hitting boyfriend with car

A Springfield woman was arrested on Friday after she allegedly tried to run her boyfriend over with her car several times and slammed him off of the hood, according to a police report. Mandi Caudill, 35, of Springfield, was charged with domestic violence on Friday. She was set to appear in the Clark County Municipal Court on Monday morning. Caudill and her boyfriend were arguing earlier in the day...
Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

COMMON PLEAS COURT NEW SUITS 17-DS-0585 – Thomas J. Whitman, Springboro and Susan McMahan, Lebanon; petition for dissolution of marriage. 17-CV-0364 – The Huntington National Bank, Columbus v. Chad Wilt, 3067 S. Urbana Lisbon Road, South Charleston; plaintiff demands judgment of $374,104. 17-CV-0368 – Fifth Third Mortgage Co., Cincinnati v. Mickey L. Sparrow and Ann E. Sparrow, et...
RANKING: Top 10 list of retailers includes 9 in this area

RANKING: Top 10 list of retailers includes 9 in this area

In a changing shopping landscape, retailers are fighting each other to stay relevant to consumers through shopping innovation — and 10 of them are doing it better than all the rest. The nation’s largest retailers have held onto their top spots by focusing on value and embracing new ways consumers are shopping, according to the annual Top 100 Retailers list released today by the National...
Clark County Municipal Court cases

Clark County Municipal Court cases

CASES CALLED THURSDAY INCLUDED: Patrick L. Hayes, 67, of 1573 Karr St., OVI, guilty, three days jail, 12 months driver’s license suspension, fined $375; OVI, failure to drive on right, no seat belt, dismissed. Waylen Henry Barnes Jr., 42, of Dayton, OVI, failure to drive on right, no seat belt, dismissed. Beth A. Crable, 28, of 725 E. Pleasant, child endangering, guilty, 90 days jail with 90...
Couple brings new type of spa to Urbana

Couple brings new type of spa to Urbana

Urbana residents Sharon and Brad Wallace have brought a new type of spa to the city. NaCl, 646 Bodey Circle of Urbana, is a salt spa. The NaCl Salt Spa, NaCl is the periodic table abbreviation for sodium chloride, features several different treatments including a children’s room, adult and adult group therapy seasons, salt yoga and massage therapy. The idea for the store came when Sharon Wallace...
Ohio gas prices increase

Ohio gas prices increase

DAYTON —  Average retail gasoline prices in Dayton have risen 9.1 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.18 per gallon on Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 391 gas outlets in Dayton. This compares with the national average that has fallen 2.6 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.25 per gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.  "As motorists...
Passing showers, few storms tonight

Passing showers, few storms tonight

Clouds will increase with a chance for passing showers and perhaps a thunderstorm by late evening. Temperatures will hold to near 70 degrees. RELATED: County-by-County Forecasts  Front to bring chance for showers early tonight Pleasant weather through midweek Warming up as stormy pattern returns late week TONIGHT: Expect a few showers and perhaps a passing thunderstorm the first half...
What people are saying about Mike DeWine’s run for governor

What people are saying about Mike DeWine’s run for governor

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced on Sunday that he will seek the Republican nomination for governor in 2018. He spoke as the DeWine Family Ice Cream Social. Here’s what some of the folks there had to say: “As far as his experience, as far as being able to address the needs of Ohio, everything from our children and education, which is so important to this state, to the opiate...
Former bank employee opens new Springfield food truck

Former bank employee opens new Springfield food truck

A new food truck focusing on personal pizzas was inspired by a Rotary Club Food truck competition. Brad Focht, of Springfield, recently opened Phoenix Pizza, which will serve customers most days of the week at a handful of locations in the city. A former network engineer at Huntington Bank, Focht said he had wanted to open his own food truck for a long time, but was convinced after seeing how many...
Gov. John Kasich’s website hacked

Gov. John Kasich’s website hacked

Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s website was hacked today by a group claiming to support the Islamic State. The Ohio Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation was also hacked. A screen appeared saying: “Anti: Govt all word. You will be held accountable Trump, you and all your people. For every drop of blood flowing in Muslim countries. I love Islamic state.” According to a report on CNN...
John Kasich against Senate health care plan; says don’t ‘rush’ it

John Kasich against Senate health care plan; says don’t ‘rush’ it

Ohio Gov. John Kasich said Sunday he is “against” the Senate Republican leadership health-care bill as written, although he said he is “encouraging” lawmakers to “fix it” and not “rush” into passing the measure this week. In an interview on CNN’s State of the Union, Kasich said the GOP bill does not include enough money to provide care for the...
Woman who phoned bomb threat to Kenton Ridge sentenced to probation

Woman who phoned bomb threat to Kenton Ridge sentenced to probation

A woman accused of calling in a bomb threat to Kenton Ridge High School from Wisconsin in December was sentenced last week for the crime. Meridith Rowland, 37, was arrested by local police in Wisconsin during what authorities described as a 40-minute long conversation with the school’s principal during which she allegedly said she had desires to plant a bomb in the building and planned to &ldquo...
Air Show thrills crowd despite Thunderbirds cancellation

Air Show thrills crowd despite Thunderbirds cancellation

Spectators came out in hoards for the 2017 Vectren Dayton Air Show on Sunday, despite a performance schedule cut short after the cancellation of the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds act. While Thunderbirds did not fly Sunday, the 2017 show featured 10 other performances, air show organizers said — drawing large crowds under cloudless, blue skies on both Saturday and Sunday. Plans for a jam-packed...
Springfield program links drug users, families with resources

Springfield program links drug users, families with resources

A group of Clark County service providers have joined together to connect addicts, their friends or relatives with help as the number of overdoses and drug-related deaths continues to strain local resources. Conversation for Change is a workshop held bi-monthly at the Many Pathways Clubhouse, 50 W. High St., including one last week. The program is paid for through a $1,000 grant from Wright State...
Rocking Horse to fill gap, serve Clark County kids with no dental care

Rocking Horse to fill gap, serve Clark County kids with no dental care

A local medical provider that serves low-income families in Springfield and Clark County will expand into dentistry soon. Rocking Horse Community Health Center intends to open a wing at its South Limestone Street center in September to offer dental care predominately to local children. The need is large in Clark County, Human Resources Director Marianne Aquino said. More than 5,000 local children...
Mike DeWine running for governor

Mike DeWine running for governor

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced on Sunday that he is running for Ohio governor, putting him in contention against two other statewide officials and a U.S. congressman seeking the Republican nomination in 2018. “When I am governor our state will be fundamentally different,” said DeWine. “I will be ready to go on day one. I will walk through the door with a plan and I will...
Clark State arts season includes Broadway, Southern rock, illusions

Clark State arts season includes Broadway, Southern rock, illusions

From glass slippers to kinky boots, from illusions to gravity-defying, and from strings to Galician bagpipes, the Clark State Performing Arts Center’s 2017-2018 season is aimed at giving the people what they want. With 11 acts that includes national Broadway tours, classic rock bands, popular returning acts and the Club Kuss Series, the stage will be buzzing. READ MORE: ‘Spamalot&rsquo...
Rain arrives Monday evening; more comes later in week

Rain arrives Monday evening; more comes later in week

More clearing is expected overnight. Lows will again be dipping into the middle 50s, Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar said. Few passing showers Monday evening More dry time Tuesday and Wednesday Chance for storms heading into weekend Monday: Partly sunny skies are expected with the chance for a passing evening showers. Highs will be in the lower 70s. Tuesday: More sunshine...
Student of the Week Emmanuel Christian Academy

Student of the Week Emmanuel Christian Academy

Name: Mitchell Toth School: Emmanuel Christian Academy Grade: 12 Age: 17 Extra-curricular: Track & Field, Weightlifting, Competitive Rubik’s Cube Speedsolving Claim to fame/honors: Honors student, member of National Honor Society, won first place in the Clark County American Math Competition (AMC 12), scored in the 99th percentile on the PSAT Words you live by: “…whatever you do...
Athlete of the Week Emmanuel Christian Academy

Athlete of the Week Emmanuel Christian Academy

Name: Annalee Lynn School: Emmanuel Christian Academy Grade: 12 Age: 17 Sports: Cross Country, Track and Field Claim to fame/honors: Team captain in track and cross country, cross country all county and first team all conference Words you live by: “For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything...
Clark State expands tuition discount for military families

Clark State expands tuition discount for military families

Clark State Community College will extend its 50 percent military tuition discount next year to members of the National Guard and U.S. Reserves, along with a smaller discount for military spouses. Clark State already offers a similar discount to active duty members, said John Devillier, vice president of business affairs at Clark State. In the past two years, the program has provided a savings of...
Ohio sues to recoup $604K it spent on tainted Enon water cleanup

Ohio sues to recoup $604K it spent on tainted Enon water cleanup

The Ohio Attorney General’s Office has sued the owner of a manufacturing plant’s estate to recoup more than $604,000 it spent cleaning up contamination that got into the village of Enon’s drinking water source more than 20 years ago. The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency spent the money to oversee and supervise the cleanup of the soil and ground water, place an environmental covenant...
Dayton Air Show: Military investigating Thunderbird jet crash

Dayton Air Show: Military investigating Thunderbird jet crash

The military is investigating the crash involving a Thunderbirds F-16 jet prior to the Vectren Dayton Air Show this past weekend, according to U.S. Air Force officials. The jet will be housed at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base during the investigation, according to officials. The Thunderbirds are expected to speak with the media to provide an update on their flight team on Thursday in Traverse City...
Clark Co. community turns into ‘Wellville’ for a day

Clark Co. community turns into ‘Wellville’ for a day

New Carlisle community members are welcomed to spend 'A Day in Wellville' Saturday morning at a one day health and wellness fair.  The fair will be held on Main and Washington Street from 10 a.m. to noon.  Clark County Combined Health District, and Family and Youth Initiatives got together with the New Carlisle Farmer's Market to provide 24 health fair vendors for fair goers, according to...
Stafford happy to be grounded

Stafford happy to be grounded

I didn’t know it Thursday as I was driving south on Fountain Avenue, crossing the tracks at the Heritage Center and making a left into the parking lot next to the Hollenbeck-Bayley Conference Center. But for the first time in years, I was about to be grounded. MORE: Stafford: Distractions can turn thoughts in new directions The grounding was courtesy of Alice Marshall, Sheila Rice and Lula Cosby...
Dayton Air Show today: Here’s what we know

Dayton Air Show today: Here’s what we know

The Vectren Dayton Air Show is set to take off today with one a full line-up minus the headline act of the Air Force Thunderbirds. A two-seat F-16D Thunderbird fighter jet went off the runway Friday at Dayton International Airport and flipped onto a grassy area, trapping a pilot and a crew member inside until first responders could remove the two from the heavily damaged plane. RELATED: Thunderbird...
Dry weather expected over the coming days

Dry weather expected over the coming days

We’ll see more clearing this evening and overnight, Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar said. It’ll be pleasant, but a notch cooler with temperatures dipping into the middle 50s overnight. More dry time to start the new week Pleasant weather starts the week Warmer with rain ends the week Sunday: More sunshine is expected with highs in the middle 70s. We’ll again see a few daytime...
Mechanicsburg gets K-9 unit with $20K in donations to fight drugs

Mechanicsburg gets K-9 unit with $20K in donations to fight drugs

Mechanicsburg police officers now have a new K-9 unit they say will stop drug traffickers who drive through the village after raising about $20,000. K-9 Officer Max began patrols in the village earlier this month, his handler Sgt. Nickolous Black said. The Mechanicsburg Police Department became interested in a full-time K-9 unit after a part-time officer retired. But the village didn’t have...
Tecumseh club helps provide sleeping mats for Springfield Soup Kitchen

Tecumseh club helps provide sleeping mats for Springfield Soup Kitchen

The Springfield Soup Kitchen handed out more than 15 sleeping mats thanks to the time and effort of the Tecumseh High School Jr. Optimist Club and members of the New Carlisle Church of the Brethren. The Tecumseh High School Jr. Optimist Club is young. They began in December with eight members. RELATED: Interfaith collaboration benefits community’s needy Paula Crew, the Tecumseh assistant superintendent...
Davidson: ‘I came here to solve problems and change laws’

Davidson: ‘I came here to solve problems and change laws’

Warren Davidson beat out a crowd of 15 fellow Republicans to take a job that it’s hard to imagine anyone would want: a U.S. congressman elected to fill the seat vacated by the former Speaker of the House John Boehner. But one year into his term as the congressman representing a great swath of southwest Ohio that includes Butler, Clark, Darke, Miami, Preble and a bit of Mercer counties &ndash...
Commentary: Amazon trying to reinvent the grocery cart

Commentary: Amazon trying to reinvent the grocery cart

When Jeff Bezos, the founder, chairman, and CEO of giant online retailer Amazon.com, Inc., paid $250 million for the money-losing Washington Post in 2013, market analysts downplayed the purchase as little more than a bored techie billionaire using pocket change to buy a hobby. They were wrong. Bezos buys businesses, not hobbies. MORE ON THE DEAL: Whole Foods CEO calls deal with Amazon ‘whirlwind...
Clark State offers multiple pathways to manufacturing jobs

Clark State offers multiple pathways to manufacturing jobs

The Training Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) grant program through the U.S. Department of Labor has invested nearly $2 billion in 700 community colleges — and their communities — across the United States. As the TAACCCT program ends, many of these colleges and their partners are engaged in identifying ways to sustain and scale up the work accomplished...
Springfield native brings fashion show to Upper Valley Mall

Springfield native brings fashion show to Upper Valley Mall

The Upper Valley Mall will be the center of area fashion on Sunday, June 25. The second “Fashion. Forward. Fusion.” Fashion Show will gather designers from Springfield, Dayton, Cincinnati and Columbus to showcase their latest offerings, 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the former MC Sports location. READ MORE: Goat yoga craze stretches into Clark County There will also be 20 fashion, beauty and food...
Vectren Dayton Air Show weather forecast: Expect drier weekend

Vectren Dayton Air Show weather forecast: Expect drier weekend

After record-breaking rainfall Friday, a drier weekend is expected, Storm Center 7 Meteorologist McCall Vrydaghs said. SEE: Latest 5-day forecast   Although a few isolated showers may pass by Saturday and Sunday afternoon, the forecast appears to be decent enough to allow the planes to fly at the Vectren Dayton Air Show. Both days will be cooler than normal, with temperatures in the...
Teen returns stolen donation jar, apologizes to Springfield business owner

Teen returns stolen donation jar, apologizes to Springfield business owner

A business owner’s plea to a thief seems to have paid off after a stolen donation jar was returned to the Beverage Depot, 706 S. Burnett Road. Owner Mike Brooks tells us the person who took the donation jar returned it to the store today and apologized. Brooks on Friday addressed the suspected thief through our news story Friday, imploring the male to come back, return the jar and ...
Deputy: Charges needed for Clark County runaway due to ‘intentional act’

Deputy: Charges needed for Clark County runaway due to ‘intentional act’

The Clark County boy who was missing for more than 12 hours has been charged with inducing panic after more than 100 first responders and volunteers searched for him. Perry Beller, 11, is the son of a Clark County deputy who reported him missing Thursday morning. His father told a dispatcher Perry was last seen at his Pike Twp. home at about 5 a.m. RELATED: Clark County 11-year-old charged with unruliness...
Health advisory posted at Kiser Lake due to algae bloom

Health advisory posted at Kiser Lake due to algae bloom

State officials posted a recreational health advisory at Kiser Lake State Park in Champaign County on Friday, alerting residents after sampling showed high levels of algal toxins. The is the second time in recent years that a public health advisory has been posted at the popular recreational beach due to high levels of microsystin, a toxin produced by the algae. The advisory indicates that an algal...
Urbana U. spends $400K on new football field turf

Urbana U. spends $400K on new football field turf

Urbana University has undergone major changes but remains committed to the community, its new president said, and installing new synthetic turf at the school’s football field shows it will be here for the future. Crews have been installing about $400,000 of new turf this week. Urbana University CEO Christopher Washington said the turf is safer than the field the school played on previously....
Husted says he offers new vision for Ohio

Husted says he offers new vision for Ohio

The youngest contender in the Republican race for Ohio governor went straight to the age issue on Monday when asked about 70-year-old Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine’s decision to run in 2018. When asked about the newest addition to the race, Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted said, “‘New’ would not be the way to describe that.” Husted, 47, said he has “always...
Women searched at airport after feminine hygiene product alerts scanner

Women searched at airport after feminine hygiene product alerts scanner

A Charlotte woman said she was headed home from a work conference in Tampa Bay, Florida, but was stopped after going through a Transportation Safety Administration body scanner, according to WSOC-TV. She said she was told by TSA agents at the airport in Tampa Bay that she needed to be searched again after part of her body lit up on the scanner's screen, the exact spot where she was wearing a typical...
Florida woman falls asleep behind wheel with toddler in car

Florida woman falls asleep behind wheel with toddler in car

A Florida woman was found passed out behind the wheel of a car at an intersection with a 2-year-old child in the back seat. Jennifer Hernandez, 31, was driving in Oakland Park on Sunday when a concerned citizen reported that Hernandez had fallen asleep in the driver’s seat of a Cadillac while the car was stopped, according to WPLG. The person banged on the window, hoping to wake Hernandez...
Thunderbird pilot remains hospitalized; mishap investigation continues

Thunderbird pilot remains hospitalized; mishap investigation continues

An Air Force Thunderbird pilot remained hospitalized Monday after the two-seat F-16D jet he was flying went off a runway on landing and flipped over in a grassy area at Dayton International Airport on Friday, authorities said. Capt. Erik Gonsalves was reportedly in good condition at Miami Valley Hospital where he was transported after he was trapped in the front-seat of the overturned No. 8 jet for...
Police chief loses part of arm in fireworks accident

Police chief loses part of arm in fireworks accident

The police chief of a small Pennsylvania town has lost part of his arm in a fireworks accident. Leechburg Police Chief Michael Diebold, 39, was injured Saturday night when a mortar he was lighting during a fireworks show at a local carnival misfired and struck him. Diebold, who is licensend to handle pyrotechnics, was flown to UPMC Mercy Hospital’s trauma and burn unit and is now listed in stable...
80-year-old woman attacked by bobcat in New Hampshire

80-year-old woman attacked by bobcat in New Hampshire

A 80-year-old New Hampshire woman was weeding the flowers Sunday, like she does every night, when a bobcat attacked her.  "I kept hitting him with a sickle, and it didn't seem to do anything," said Elsie Dabrowski.  The bobcat was between 23 and 25 pounds, but Elsie said it was strong.  The bobcat first attacked her face, and then her arm, wrist and back.  Finally, when...
Reds’ Arroyo confirms his career is probably over

Reds’ Arroyo confirms his career is probably over

Bronson Arroyo confirmed Monday what Cincinnati Reds fan have suspected since his postgame comments following his start against the Los Angeles Dodgers on June 18. In an interview Monday with Jim Day, of Fox Sports Ohio during Monday afternoon’s game vs. the St. Louis Cardinals,  Arroyo was asked if that was the last appearance of his 16-year career. “Yeah, I think so,&rdquo...
Official NFL Shop mistakes Washington state for Redskins' home

Official NFL Shop mistakes Washington state for Redskins' home

The official shop of the National Football League was trying to celebrate state and hometown pride for several of its teams, but it appears to have made a big mistake. NFLShop.com posted several novelty license plates with team logos over their respective states. As first noted Monday morning by the Washington Post, the shop was selling a Washington Redskins license plate with the logo over the...

Supreme Court reversal has ‘rare’ impact on Kettering teen murder case

An Ohio Supreme Court’s reversal of its December ruling on transferring juvenile cases to adult court is a “rare” circumstance, according to a local court administrator. The state court’s reversal last month was especially uncommon because it came between dates of a hearing scheduled because of the justices’ December decision that mandatory juvenile transfers were unconstitutional...
How to keep Snapchat's 'Snap Map' from sharing your child's exact location

How to keep Snapchat's 'Snap Map' from sharing your child's exact location

One of the most popular apps on iTunes and Google Play has a new feature raising safety concerns. Snap Map allows users to share their exact location on Snapchat. The new feature on Snapchat allows people to see where other users are as long as the application is open. Some people said they think Snapchat has crossed the privacy line. "It's making me feel like my privacy is gone," Snapchat...
Recruiting roundup: 2 more area players pick Big Ten schools

Recruiting roundup: 2 more area players pick Big Ten schools

Two more pairs of teammates have announced where they are going to play their college football since our last recruiting roundup.  Mason offensive lineman Eric Miller got it started June 17 when he announced he will play in the Big Ten at Purdue.  New Boilermakers coach Jeff Brohm has 14 commits already, including three players from Ohio. The class is ranked 10th in the Big Ten but 43rd...
Track star Alysia Montano competes while five months pregnant

Track star Alysia Montano competes while five months pregnant

Track star Alysia Montano competed in the USA Track and Field Outdoor Championship five months into her pregnancy on Thursday. Montano clocked 2 minutes 21.4 seconds in the 800 meter at Sacramento State’s Horney Stadium in the 110-degree heat. Montano, 31, finished her two laps 19 seconds behind the winning time. While Thursday’s event was inspiring, this isn’t the first time Montano...
TSA pulls giant lobster from suitcase at Boston airport

TSA pulls giant lobster from suitcase at Boston airport

Among the list of things the Transportation Security Administration doesn’t often find in checked bags is surely giant lobsters – even at Boston’s Logan International Airport. But according to the TSA, that’s exactly what an agent found while screening checked luggage over the weekend. In a tweet, TSA spokesman Michael McCarthy said the lobster topped 20 pounds. According to...
Another benefit of breastfeeding, could lower women’s risk of heart disease, stroke

Another benefit of breastfeeding, could lower women’s risk of heart disease, stroke

The benefits of breastfeeding for both women and their babies have been well-documented in the past. Now, new research shows there’s an even bigger reason to for new mothers to breastfeed. Previous research has shown that children who are breastfed have lower death rates, less risk of infection and higher IQs. Studies have also shown breastfeeding can help reduce a woman’s risk...
D.L. Stewart web exclusive: Politics shouldn’t happen to a dog

D.L. Stewart web exclusive: Politics shouldn’t happen to a dog

The American political picture just keeps getting uglier. A mock-up of a severed head of the president of the United States displayed by a comedian. A Donald Trump look-alike slain, Julius Caesar-style, in an updated Shakespeare play. An aging pop singer suggesting the White House should be blown up. And now, comparing political figures to the world’s ugliest dog, which happens to be Martha...
Woman trapped in courthouse holding cell for nearly 7 hours finally freed

Woman trapped in courthouse holding cell for nearly 7 hours finally freed

A South Florida woman was trapped inside a courthouse holding cell for almost seven hours, before she was finally freed by a deputy.  Deborah Johnson, 61, was conducting an after-hours inspection of the new courthouse in downtown Fort Lauderdale when she got stuck in the cell, according to WPLG. Last Wednesday Johnson entered the cell from the wrong door and didn’t have the access code...
Michael Martinez back with the Indians ... again

Michael Martinez back with the Indians ... again

He’s back again: The Cleveland Indians added utility man Michael Martinez to a minor league deal on Sunday. He was assigned to Triple-A Columbus.  Martinez is a major league journeyman, he most recently played for the Tampa Bay Rays. The Rays designated Martinez for assignment a week ago, and it didn’t take the 34-year-old long to find a new - or rather old - home.  This will...
Harrison Twp. man, 64, faces charges of sex acts with 14-year-old girl

Harrison Twp. man, 64, faces charges of sex acts with 14-year-old girl

A 64-year-old Harrison Twp. man faces federal charges related to alleged sex crimes against a 14-year-old girl, including taking her across state lines to have sex in his semi truck. William H. Sparks faces two charges each of coercion and enticement and transportation of minors for sex, according to a complaint filed in Dayton’s U.S. District Court. If convicted, three of the charges carry...
Man watching pornography on McDonald’s Wi-Fi arrested: police

Man watching pornography on McDonald’s Wi-Fi arrested: police

Police arrested a man last week at a Pennsylvania McDonald’s after they said he refused to stop watching pornography on the restaurant’s Wi-Fi, according to multiple reports. Employees at the McDonald’s in West Hanover Township told police that they had previously confronted 61-year-old Todd McMillan, of Bay Shore, New York, for watching pornography on the fast-food establishment&rsquo...
Tempers flare at BET Awards when things get heated between Migos and Joe Budden

Tempers flare at BET Awards when things get heated between Migos and Joe Budden

Tempers flared at the BET Awards Sunday night between  members of the Atlanta rap group Migos and interviewer Joe Budden after an abrupt mic-drop end to an interview. Actually, the interview wasn’t going that well even before Budden abruptly bolted. He, DJ Akademiks and Nadeska Alexis were asking what became a contentious line of questioning when Akademiks said Takeoff (Kirshnik...
Vacation rental sites lead to problematic mansion parties across the nation

Vacation rental sites lead to problematic mansion parties across the nation

House parties, sometimes called mansion parties, are popping up all over Palm Beach County and the nation. It’s a way for underground organizers to make some fast cash at someone else’s expense. With party names like “Palmghanistan,” organizers hope to draw huge crowds to properties they don’t own. Industry experts say the growing popularity of vacation rentals have made...
Woman diagnosed with cancer the same day her husband dies

Woman diagnosed with cancer the same day her husband dies

A Minnesota woman was making her husband’s funeral arrangements earlier this month when she got a devastating phone call from her own doctor, who told her she has inoperable cancer.  Tessie Sylvester and her young sons, Gus, 6, and Freddy, 5, sat at John Sylvester’s bedside on June 16 as the beloved husband and father drew his last breath. John Sylvester, 44, had Lou Gehrig&rsquo...
Reds minor league pitching prospects will face Tim Tebow

Reds minor league pitching prospects will face Tim Tebow

Tim Tebow is returning to Florida.  The New York Mets promoted the former NFL quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner at Florida to Advanced-A St. Lucie. The outfielder hit .222 with 69 strikeouts in 63 games for the Single-A Columbia (S.C.) Fireflies. Tebow moves on the Florida State League, where the Cincinnati Reds’ minor league club, the Daytona Tortugas are 34-35 in the North Division...
Nintendo: Super NES Classic Edition with 21 games will hit stores in September

Nintendo: Super NES Classic Edition with 21 games will hit stores in September

More than 25 years after the Super Nintendo Entertainment System hit store shelves and two months after Nintendo stopped production on its revamped NES Classic Edition, the company announced Monday that the Super NES will be back in a mini version slated for a September release. The Super NES Classic Edition will come with 21 classic games installed, including Donkey Kong Country, Final Fantasy III...
Police: Driver with alien passenger pulled over for speeding

Police: Driver with alien passenger pulled over for speeding

Police in Alpharetta, Georgia, had an extraterrestrial encounter on Sunday. >> Read more trending news  When officers pulled over a car for speeding and approached the passenger side window, they saw a big-eyed, still, pale figure riding shotgun. As it turned out, the passenger was not of this planet. Police got a laugh and snapped some photos when they discovered it was a life-size...
Man guilty in murder of Bella Bond, jury decides

Man guilty in murder of Bella Bond, jury decides

The man accused of killing Bella Bond is guilty of murder in the second degree, a jury decided Monday morning.  Michael McCarthy could have been found guilty of first-degree murder, second-degree murder or involuntary manslaughter. The conviction means that the jury doesn't believe there was extreme atrocity or cruelty in the murder, but it was still deliberate and he intended to kill Bella Bond...
Cozart has shrinking but still sizable lead in All-Star voting

Cozart has shrinking but still sizable lead in All-Star voting

With fewer than four days remaining in voting for the All-Star Game, the Cincinnati Reds’ Zack Cozart leads National League shortstops with 1,915,806 votes. Cozart has been on the disabled list since June 19 with a strained right quad. His lead over Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager shrunk from 321,560 to 258,074 in the last week. Cozart is seeking to become a first-time All-Star, the first Red...
Woman sees video of herself being sexually assaulted while unconscious

Woman sees video of herself being sexually assaulted while unconscious

A woman claims that after she was kidnapped, beaten and drugged for 10 days, she stole one of her assailant’s phones and saw a video of the men sexually assaulting her snoring, unconscious body. >> Read more trending news James Edgerton, 37, and Johnnie Tindell, 37, both of Riviera Beach, Florida, are accused and charged with kidnapping, false imprisonment, sexual battery on a physically...
Missing Florida woman, 19, found safe in New York

Missing Florida woman, 19, found safe in New York

UPDATE: Palm Bay police have reported that Victoria Stites, missing since Sunday, has been found safe. She was located in Jamaica, New York. No further details were immediately released. ORIGINAL STORY: Police are asking for the public’s help in finding a Florida teen who is missing and considered to be in danger. Victoria Stites, of Palm Bay, is 19, but her mental capacity is lower than...
Pike County murders: Reward for killers increases slightly

Pike County murders: Reward for killers increases slightly

The reward for information leading to arrests in the Pike County murders of eight people slightly increased in the two months since authorities asked the public for help raising money. The reward — set at $10,000 before the request — is now $11,365. Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine’s spokesman, Dan Tierney, confirmed the reward’s increase. MORE: Bigger reward is sought for...
How to watch former Flyers Scoochie Smith, Charles Cooke in NBA Summer League

How to watch former Flyers Scoochie Smith, Charles Cooke in NBA Summer League

Former Dayton Flyers point guard Scoochie Smith will play for the Boston Celtics in the NBA Summer League at the Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City, Utah, starting July 3. Another former Flyer, guard Charles Cooke, will play for the Minnesota Timberwolves in the NBA Summer League at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas. His first game is July 8. Smith and Cooke signed as undrafted free agents after...
'The last thing I remember is drinking a couple Four Lokos,' says Florida man accused of stealing boat

'The last thing I remember is drinking a couple Four Lokos,' says Florida man accused of stealing boat

A 20-year-old man was arrested Saturday after a boat he allegedly stole from a marina crashed into a beach in Daytona Beach with no one aboard, the Daytona Beach Police Department said. Investigators said Jonathan Race allegedly broke into Daytona Marina & Boat Works shortly before 4:45 a.m. Saturday, rummaged through two vessels, left belongings strewn across the boatyard and stole a 36-foot boat...
Officer pays for family’s hotel room after crash delays its trip to zoo

Officer pays for family’s hotel room after crash delays its trip to zoo

A Cincinnati police officer who was investigating a car accident paid for a family’s hotel room and bought a child a stuffed animal when the family was unable to make it to the zoo because of the incident. Officer Rachel Baldwin was called to the scene of a car accident May 28 and learned that one of the drivers involved was from out of town and had been taking her 7-year-old daughter to the...
Court rules church can apply for state funds

Court rules church can apply for state funds

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that state governments cannot prevent public money from being used by churches for use in a non-religious purpose. By a vote of 7-2 Monday, the justices concluded that Trinity Lutheran Church in Missouri could apply for state dollars to pay for installing a rubber playground surface considered to be safer than ordinary playgrounds. RELATED: Court rules for church in playground...
Salvador Dali's body to be exhumed

Salvador Dali's body to be exhumed

The body of artist Salvador Dali is set to be exhumed for a paternity suit brought by a woman who claims to be his daughter, news reports state. Maria Pilar Abel Martínez said her mother, a maid, developed a friendship, and then an affair, with the surrealist painter, according to the BBC. "The DNA study of the painter's corpse is necessary due to the lack of other biological or personal...
Vectren Dayton Air Show: 5 things to know on Monday

Vectren Dayton Air Show: 5 things to know on Monday

After the cancellation of the Air Force Thunderbirds as the headline act, the Vectren Dayton Air Show saw a significant drop in spectator attendance compared to years past. While the Thunderbirds did not fly Sunday, the 2017 show featured 10 other performances, air show organizers said — drawing large crowds under cloudless, blue skies on both Saturday and Sunday. Here’s what to know today...
Former pro baseball player's son hospitalized after being hit in face with baseball

Former pro baseball player's son hospitalized after being hit in face with baseball

The son of former Atlanta Braves second baseman Keith Lockhart has been placed on life support after he was hit in the face by a baseball, according to media reports. >> Read more trending news Jason Lockhart, 15, was hit Saturday, June 17, during a baseball tournament in South Carolina as he touched home plate. The catcher was throwing the ball back to the pitcher when it hit Jason in the face...
Finnegan returns from DL, leaves game early with injury

Finnegan returns from DL, leaves game early with injury

The Cincinnati Reds made three roster moves Monday before a makeup game against the Cardinals in St. Louis. • The Reds reinstated from the 60-day disabled list pitcher Brandon Finnegan. He started against the Cardinals but left the game with an apparent injury in the fourth inning after being visited on the mound by the training staff. Finnegan allowed three earned runs on three hits in three...
Therapy dogs comfort grieving families at funeral homes

Therapy dogs comfort grieving families at funeral homes

There’s Kermit in Texas, Lulu in New York and Dempsey in Ohio.  They are therapy dogs who comfort grieving families at funeral homes across the country.  Increasingly, funeral home directors are adding comfort animals as a service to help friends and relatives deal with the loss of a loved one. “The families love it,” Jessica Koth, spokeswoman for the...
Woman's photo of son's hospital bill goes viral

Woman's photo of son's hospital bill goes viral

A New Jersey mother wants parents and other Americans to know the cost of health care in the country.  >> Read more trending news In a now-viral tweet, Alison Chandra posted a photo of her son's latest hospital bill. Chandra’s son, Ethan, was born with heterotaxy syndrome, a rare genetic disorder in which organs form on the wrong side of the body, CNN reported...
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