Local Congressman Jim Jordan says colleges are against free speech

College campuses – once considered the bastion of free speech in America – have recently become anything but, an Ohio lawmaker says. Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Urbana, said he’s concerned about a series of incidents on college campuses where controversial speeches have been shut down or cancelled because of fears of protestors interrupting the event. In some cases, where protests have occurred...


Nothing crazy in J.T. Barrett’s last first practice for Buckeyes

Nothing crazy in J.T. Barrett’s last first practice for Buckeyes

J.T. Barrett has worn the scarlet and grey for almost 20 percent of his life. He enrolled at Ohio State in January of 2013. He begins his fifth and final season as an Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback 55 months later with numerous records on his resume and others within his reach. Barrett ran out of the Woody Hayes Athletic Center at 6:30 a.m. Thursday with the rest of the Buckeyes for the ...
Miami University facing 2 new federal probes over handling of sexual assault

Miami University facing 2 new federal probes over handling of sexual assault

Miami University in Oxford is facing two new federal investigations into its handling of sexual violence cases. On June 9, the U.S. Department of Education launched two new investigations of Miami’s handling of sexual assault cases. The investigations were made public this week as the department of education released an updated list of investigations at colleges on Wednesday. Details of the...
3 indicted in Springfield on sex with a minor allegations

3 indicted in Springfield on sex with a minor allegations

Three people have been indicted in connection with a teen who allegedly was impregnated by a now 25-year-old Springfield man. Michael Aldridge, 25, is accused of having sex with a minor when she was 14. He was indicted this week by a Clark County Grand Jury on a charge of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor. DETAILS: Police: Urbana man beat cat nearly to death, claimed it was a raccoon Wayne Roth...
Clark County Municipal Court cases

Clark County Municipal Court cases

CASES CALLED TUESDAY INCLUDED: Patrick D. Shediack Jr., 40, of 2111 Hillside Ave., weapons under disability, firearms in motor vehicle, possession of drugs, dismissed. Donald Lee Burry Jr., 41, of 1701 Morgan St., felonious assault, abduction, two counts domestic violence, dismissed - indicted by the grand jury. Brett M. Cox, 26, of 1112 Hillcrest Ave., domestic violence, assault, dismissed. Christopher...
Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

COMMON PLEAS COURT NEW SUITS 17-CV-0411 - The Peoples Savings Bank, Urbana, v. Carol L. Davis, 2032 Morgan St., et al., complaint in foreclosure for property located at 920 N. Burnett Road for $38,643. 17-CV-0412 - Charles Feltner, Carlisle, v. State Farm, c/o Sue Cottle, Mid-American Auto Claims, Atlanta, Ga., complaint in excess of $25,000 for damages and injuries suffered in two auto accidents...
Police: Urbana man beat cat nearly to death, claimed it was a raccoon

Police: Urbana man beat cat nearly to death, claimed it was a raccoon

An Urbana man has been charged with cruelty to animals after police alleged he beat a cat so badly officers had to shoot it to stop its suffering. The pet’s owner, Rhiannon Brown, said the situation has made her uneasy and worried for her other animals. It was her daughter’s cat, Tate, that died. “I was shocked,” she said. “Shocked.” Darius Bledsoe, 69, is scheduled...
Want a free cheese coney today? Here’s how to get one

Want a free cheese coney today? Here’s how to get one

Gold Star Chili will give away free cheese coneys for National Chili Dog Day today. The Cincinnati-based chili chain is offering a free cheese coney with the purchase of any regular sized drink. The offer is available at every Gold Star restaurant in Cincinnati, Dayton, Lexington, Somerset and Ashland. » RELATED: Oakwood’s iconic toy store to remain open under new ownership “What...
Ohio State Fair fatal ride accident: What we know now

Ohio State Fair fatal ride accident: What we know now

One man was killed and seven were injured when a ride malfunctioned on the opening day of the 2017 Ohio State Fair in Columbus on Wednesday. Here is what we know now:  One dead, several injured. One person is dead and seven injured - five critically - after the events Wednesday night. The man who died was killed on impact after being thrown into the air and landing on the ground 50 feet from...

Airline sued for death of giant rabbit

The owners of a giant 3-foot-long giant rabbit who died on a United Airlines flight are suing the airline, according to CBS News. The rabbit’s body was found after a flight from London to Chicago April 20. RELATED: Owners of giant rabbit that died on United Airlines flight threaten lawsuit CBS reports the rabbit, named Simon, was inside a United kennel at O’Hare airport waiting for...
Longtime Springfield business looking to reach new customers

Longtime Springfield business looking to reach new customers

Ohio Coin has provided its customers in Springfield with collectible items like rare coins and baseball cards for more than 40 years and now wants to boost its image locally and online. Co-owners Bruce Smith and Steve Stuckey have managed the business together since 2014, even while each managed full-time jobs over that time. Smith also serves as executive vice president of First Diversity Staffing...
Occasional showers and storms tonight through Friday

Occasional showers and storms tonight through Friday

Occasional showers and thunderstorms will be possible through tonight, Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell said.  On and off showers tonight Muggy with patchy fog possible late Sunshine, comfortable for the weekend RELATED: Sky Witness 7   Overnight: Occasional showers and thunderstorms will be possible into Friday morning. Otherwise, expect mostly cloudy skies...
Ohio State Fair ride accident: 5 things to know about The Fire Ball ride

Ohio State Fair ride accident: 5 things to know about The Fire Ball ride

A man was killed and seven people were injured while riding The Fire Ball at the Ohio State Fair in Columbus on Wednesday Here are five things to know about the ride:  1.  The Ohio Department of Agriculture issued a permit  for The Fire Ball to Amusements of America, a carnival operator, on July 26, according to state documents obtained by this news organization.   2.  ...
Ohio State Fair ride accident: How common are festival ride accidents?

Ohio State Fair ride accident: How common are festival ride accidents?

After one person was killed and seven others were injured when a ride malfunctioned at the Ohio State Fair Wednesday night, many are asking if festival and amusement park rides are safe. Amusement park and festival ride accidents in Ohio are uncommon, according to a Dayton Daily News investigation conducted last year. The only ride-related death in Ohio over the last three years happened in 2015 when...
Ohio State Fair accident: Other serious events at fairs or on rides in Ohio

Ohio State Fair accident: Other serious events at fairs or on rides in Ohio

One person died and seven were injured - five critically - on Wednesday night at the Ohio State Fair when a ride called The Fire Ball malfunctioned. A video captured the incident, although it might be too graphic for some: Here’s a sampling of some other serious incidents that involved rides and fairs in Ohio: Cedar Point, 2015: A 45-year-old man jumped a fence to retrieve a cell phone...
Kids get in on old-fashioned fun at Clark County Fair

Kids get in on old-fashioned fun at Clark County Fair

Kids got to have some old-fashioned fun at the Clark County Fair on Wednesday with Kid’s Day. The Exchange Club began a version of today’s present Kid’s Day back in 1949 when they ran an orphanage. They would bring the orphans to the fair for lunch, to enjoy games and interact with the animals. MORE: Cities can turn red light cameras back on; state threatens to fight back &ldquo...
Neighbors displaced after fire at Moorefield Twp. condos

Neighbors displaced after fire at Moorefield Twp. condos

It’s unknown when neighbors will be able to return to their homes after a fire damaged multiple condos in Moorefield Twp. Moorefield Twp. firefighters were called to the complex in the 4600 block of Reno Lane on Wednesday morning on the report of a condo fire. When they arrived they discovered the fire started in a front bedroom, Assistant Fire Chief Rick Hughes said. RELATED: Multiple apartments...
Springfield families sought to host international exchange students

Springfield families sought to host international exchange students

An organization that coordinates international exchange students is looking for more Clark County families to sing up. Kelley Rogers, a representative of American Scandinavian Student Exchange — International Student Exchange and part of a family that houses an exchange student every other year, said homes are always needed so that students who want to experience America for a semester or two...
Amazon to offer jobs on the spot for two Ohio warehouses on Aug. 2

Amazon to offer jobs on the spot for two Ohio warehouses on Aug. 2

Amazon will make tens of thousands of job offers on the spot next week, including some at two Ohio warehouses. The offers are part of a nationwide, one-day job fair the online retailer is hosting in an effort to fill nearly 40,000 full-time positions and 10,000 part-time jobs, according to Amazon. People offered jobs on the spot will pack or sort boxes and help ship them to customers, the Associated...
Southwest Ohio allowed to have 15 medical marijuana stores

Southwest Ohio allowed to have 15 medical marijuana stores

Southwest Ohio would get 15 medical marijuana dispensaries, including four in Montgomery County, according to draft rules released Wednesday by the Ohio Board of Pharmacy Regulators propose carving the state into four districts and placing medical marijuana dispensary shops based on the number of patients in each area, population, access to major roadways and other factors. The state will accept comment...
Ohio State’s effort to trademark ‘OSU’ opposed by Oklahoma State

Ohio State’s effort to trademark ‘OSU’ opposed by Oklahoma State

Buckeye Nation is in a battle for its namesake, or at least its abbreviation. Ohio State University earlier this year filed to trademark the phrase “OSU” with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, CBS Sports reports. RELATED: Even in Bearcat country, Ohio State’s influence looms large But, Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Oklahoma, plans to file a formal notice to oppose...
Auditor: 'Imagine finding on the street a credit card with a $5 million limit?’

Auditor: 'Imagine finding on the street a credit card with a $5 million limit?’

Local governments that use credit and debit cards could be putting taxpayer money at risk because many don’t have basic policies in place to prevent theft or misuse, according to a report released Wednesday by Auditor of State Dave Yost. In a survey of more than 1,600 local government entities — from townships to school boards to large cities — almost half reported they do not have...
Bethel Twp. OKs putting 2-mill fire department levy on ballot

Bethel Twp. OKs putting 2-mill fire department levy on ballot

Bethel Twp. trustees approved putting a 2-mill levy on the November ballot to support the township’s fire department. It marks the first time in 15 years the department has asked for new tax money. Trustees voted on the issue Tuesday night, and Trustee President Nancy Brown said that no opposition was voiced at the meeting. PREVIOUS: Bethel Twp. fire dept. seeks emergency tax for $398K annually...
Want a free cheese coney tomorrow? Here’s how to get one

Want a free cheese coney tomorrow? Here’s how to get one

Gold Star Chili will give away free cheese coneys for National Chili Dog Day on Thursday. The Cincinnati-based chili chain is offering a free cheese coney with the purchase of any regular sized drink. The offer is available at every Gold Star restaurant in Cincinnati, Dayton, Lexington, Somerset and Ashland. » RELATED: Oakwood’s iconic toy store to remain open under new ownership &ldquo...
Memphis Belle gets its guns seven decades after WWII

Memphis Belle gets its guns seven decades after WWII

Piece by piece, Air Force restorers are assembling the B-17F Memphis Belle decades since the plane dodged flak and Nazi fighter planes over the skies of Germany and France in World War II. The bomber got a double-barrelled addition Wednesday when a tail gunner’s turret with two machine guns was bolted back onto the end of the iconic plane in a National Museum of the U.S. Air Force restoration...
Ohio senators Brown, Portman help kill plan to repeal Obamacare without replacement

Ohio senators Brown, Portman help kill plan to repeal Obamacare without replacement

Senate Republican leaders hope to salvage their efforts to dramatically revise the 2010 health law by pushing through a scaled-down package that would keep alive chances for reaching agreement on a broader bill with House Republicans. The emerging Republican strategy is an attempt to try to fulfill seven years of campaign promises that if they held the levers of power in Washington, Republicans would...
Doctors say Pilkington has brain damage, lawyers want confession out

Doctors say Pilkington has brain damage, lawyers want confession out

The lawyers for a Bellefontaine mom accused of killing her three sons have asked again for her confession to be thrown out based on new medical testimony that she suffers from brain damage and that alleged abuse by her now husband began at a young age. Two doctors who evaluated Brittany Pilkington say trauma and lead poisoning as a child, and a borderline low IQ impaired the now 25-year-old&rsquo...
Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

COMMON PLEAS COURT NEW SUITS 17-CV-0379 - Merchants National Bank, 3473 E. National Road, v. Andrew D. Eberhard and Shonda F. Eberhard, 5682 Hominy Ridge Road, complaint for $38,956 due on Commercial Line of Credit Agreement and Note. 17-CV-0409 - PNC Bank, NA, v. Andrew C. Whaley, 4222 Imperial Dr., et al., complaint in foreclosure for $76,465. 17-CV-0410 - Keith A. Lugar, Urbana, v. Ohio Bureau...
Multiple apartments damaged in Clark County fire

Multiple apartments damaged in Clark County fire

At least eight apartments were damaged in a fire at a complex on Reno Lane in Moorefield Twp. this morning. Firefighters responded to the 4600 block of Reno around 9:30 a.m. and the apartments are heavily damaged from the flames. The apartments involved in the fire appeared to have been occupied and caution tape is no surrounding the impacted units of the complex. It’s not clear how many residents...
Commentary: 30 years ago Dalton brought danger to Bond

Commentary: 30 years ago Dalton brought danger to Bond

Ask a random person to name actors who played James Bond and you’ll likely hear Sean Connery (the first and many say still the best), Daniel Craig (the current), Roger Moore (who played Bond 007 times) or Pierce Brosnan (004 times) most often. Much less expected would be George Lazenby, who played 007 once in 1969’s “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service,” and Timothy Dalton...
Clark County Municipal Court cases

Clark County Municipal Court cases

CASES CALLED MONDAY INCLUDED: Curtis L. Chapman, 36, of 121 E. Cassilly St., aggravated menacing amended to menacing, guilty, 30 days jail with 30 days suspended, pay costs by Aug. 28. David J. Kane, 51, of Urbana, driving under suspension OVI suspension, guilty, 180 days jail, 12 months driver’s license suspension, fined $250; failure to control, guilty; OVI, dismissed. Jonathan Grant Massey...
Dill pickle pretzels? Auntie Anne’s choosing next pretzel flavor

Dill pickle pretzels? Auntie Anne’s choosing next pretzel flavor

Auntie Anne’s is unveiling its newest menu item, and wants its fans to choose the next flavor. The soft pretzel franchise is asking the public to decide which salty, sweet or spicy pretzel will be available at Auntie Anne’s stores nationwide. Fans can vote now through July 30 at www.pretzelnationcreation.com. “Since Auntie Anne’s opened in 1988, we’ve been raising...
Supreme court ruling allows Springfield to turn on red light cameras

Supreme court ruling allows Springfield to turn on red light cameras

The Ohio Supreme Court declared a law restricting red light cameras unconstitutional Wednesday, a decision that will impact Springfield and 8 million drivers statewide. The court ruled 5 to 2 in case brought by Dayton that a 2015 state law restricting the use of speed and red light cameras hampered cities’ home-rule authority, which allows municipalities to pass laws to govern themselves. The...
Cities can turn red light cameras back on, court rules; state threatens to fight back

Cities can turn red light cameras back on, court rules; state threatens to fight back

The Ohio Supreme Court said in a 5-2 decision issued Wednesday that the 2015 state law that makes it all but impossible for local governments to use traffic cameras is unconstitutional because it conflicts with cities’ home-rule authority. The decision impacts Ohio’s 8 million licensed drivers, gives cities the green-light to start using traffic cameras again and delivers a win to municipalities...
Owner of Key Chrysler in Xenia dies after suffering stroke

Owner of Key Chrysler in Xenia dies after suffering stroke

Friends and family are grieving after the loss of Terry Tobey, the owner of Key Chrysler in Xenia. Mr. Tobey, who lived in Beavercreek, died Tuesday after suffering a stroke, according to his family. He was 75. Terry Tobey will be remembered as a “loving, caring person” who gave back to the community and was always willing to help someone in need, said his son, Chris Tobey, who now...
Mad River Twp. residents urge Clark County to fight mining lawsuit

Mad River Twp. residents urge Clark County to fight mining lawsuit

Mad River Twp. residents urged Clark County commissioners to fight a lawsuit filed against it in federal court by a mining company seeking to bypass a local zoning board. About 20 Mad River Twp. residents and members of the group Citizens Against Mining attended the commission meeting held at the Clark County Fair on Tuesday to speak against Enon Sand and Gravel’s planned mine. Several wore...
Wright-Patt gate relocation gets millions in federal dollars

Wright-Patt gate relocation gets millions in federal dollars

A Dayton area company has landed a $9.1 million contract to relocate a security gate at Wright-Patterson, according to the Army Corps of Engineers. Messner Construction Co. was to relocate Gate 26A off Ohio 235 near the 445th Airlift Wing complex and the main airfield. The Army Corps of Engineers, which awarded the contract, said construction was to conclude in September 2019. RELATED: Major gate...
Wright Patt researchers hunt for clues in F-35 stealth fighter issue

Wright Patt researchers hunt for clues in F-35 stealth fighter issue

The Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson will hunt for answers to determine if on-board oxygen generation equipment on the nation’s newest multi-million dollar stealth fighter caused pilots to experience a loss of oxygen in flight. Researchers expected to start work today at the 711th Human Performance Wing’s $1.5 million On-Board Oxygen Generation System Laboratory to investigate...
Storms return to the Miami Valley Thursday

Storms return to the Miami Valley Thursday

Mostly clear skies are expected through the evening, but clouds and humidity will build tonight ahead of a showers and storms tomorrow, according Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell. Quiet, turning muggier tonight Showers and storms return Thursday Locally heavy rain possible TONIGHT: Expect increasing clouds and humidity through the night. There is a chance for a shower or storm toward...
Ohio executes Ronald Phillips; first execution in 3 years

Ohio executes Ronald Phillips; first execution in 3 years

For the first time in more than three years, the state of Ohio has executed a death row inmate. State officials executed Ronald Phillips by lethal injection this morning officially at 10:43 a.m. at a state prison in Lucasville, about 80 miles south of Columbus. The execution ended a lull following an unusually drawn-out execution that relied on a controversial lethal-injection drug. Phillips&rsquo...
Shop smart for back-to-school: 10 helpful tips

Shop smart for back-to-school: 10 helpful tips

Wrapping up summer and transitioning back into school or college means it’s time for back-to-school shopping. Shopping for back-to-school items can be stressful and daunting if you don’t know what to look for or how to shop for the right deals. › RELATED: Find a suitable childcare service Although necessary, back-to-school shopping can be expensive. The National Retail...
Springfield couple celebrate 73 years of marriage at Clark County Fair

Springfield couple celebrate 73 years of marriage at Clark County Fair

Larry Skeen’s frequent travel might have been the secret to a long and happy marriage. “Larry traveled so much, I was always glad to see him,” his wife, Sue Skeen said. Larry and Sue Skeen were crowned King and Queen of the Golden Wedding Anniversary Party on Tuesday at the Clark County Fair as one of the longest married couples of Clark County. The Golden Wedding Anniversary Party...
Springfield warns neighbors to be wary of unlicensed tree workers

Springfield warns neighbors to be wary of unlicensed tree workers

Springfield leaders have warned residents to look out for unlicensed tree workers after weekend storms caused damage in local neighborhoods. Early morning storms tore down trees and damaged roofs in the Northern Estates neighborhood on Saturday. A 52-year-old tree in Xena Haley’s front yard had limbs thrown from it. It had to be torn down immediately because it was a hazard, Haley said. &ldquo...
MAC to give out free lipstick for National Lipstick Day

MAC to give out free lipstick for National Lipstick Day

MAC Cosmetics is giving away free lipstick to commemorate National Lipstick Day. To snag your tube, which normally retail at about $17, show up to any MAC store or retailer such as Sephora or Ulta. Stores will be providing free full-size lipstick Saturday. “There’s no catch,” the company said in a news release, according to Teen Vogue. This isn’t the first time that the...
New garbage patch full of tiny pieces of plastic found in South Pacific

New garbage patch full of tiny pieces of plastic found in South Pacific

A huge section of the South Pacific Ocean, 1.5 times the size of Texas, is covered in tiny pieces of plastic smaller than grains of rice. A team of scientists, led by Algalita Marine Research and Education scientist Charles Moore, made the discovery during a six month expedition to the remote area.  Unlike the more well-known garbage gyre in the North Pacific, scientists had not studied the more...
Doctors want to set the record straight on ‘dry drowning'

Doctors want to set the record straight on ‘dry drowning'

You’ve probably seen articles about “dry drowning” in your Facebook feeds, but the local medical community wants to set the record straight. You can find hundreds of articles online about “dry drowning,” especially after an incident last month where doctors say a 4-year-old in Texas died. WSB-TV met Dr. Andrea Keyes, an emergency physician with Northside Hospital Cherokee...
Beheading of 88-year-old man, killing of wife remain unsolved, haunts Georgia sheriff  

Beheading of 88-year-old man, killing of wife remain unsolved, haunts Georgia sheriff  

Even the internet is baffled. On Reddit, where there are typically 10 conspiracy theories floated for every fact, only questions surface in a discussion group devoted to the grisly murders of Russell and Shirley Dermond, the elderly Eatonton couple found dead more than three years ago. For every theory, there’s a contradiction that debunks it. The lead investigator in the case, longtime Putnam...
Airliner forced to land after pilots accidentally leave landing gear down for entire flight

Airliner forced to land after pilots accidentally leave landing gear down for entire flight

Two Air India pilots were grounded after they forgot to retract the landing gear on a domestic flight in India last week. According to The Times of India, an Airbus A320 carrying almost 100 passengers took off from Kolkata bound for Mumbai.  After the plane climbed to 4,000 feet, the crew would have gone through the take-off checklist which includes ensuring the landing gear had been retracted...
Luke Bryan breaks no touching rule for terminally ill fan

Luke Bryan breaks no touching rule for terminally ill fan

Country singer Luke Bryan broke his famous “no touching” rule at meet and greets for one special fan. People reported that the rule gained attention when Bryan appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in 2016. At the time, Bryan said fans got a little too handsy with his back end at shows and meet and greets before the show. KSHB reported that before the singer’s show Friday at ...
4 local cases of mothers who killed their infant children

4 local cases of mothers who killed their infant children

The arrest of Carlisle’s Brooke Skylar Richardson after investigators found remains of an infant buried in the back yard of her Eagle Ridge Drive residence may remind others of similar infanticide cases in the area. MORE: Warren County baby burial case: 7 things we know now Richardson, 18, is charged with reckless homicide, a third-degree felony, and is free on bond. She is awaiting a preliminary...
Former high school referee pleads not guilty to rape; judge reduces bond

Former high school referee pleads not guilty to rape; judge reduces bond

TROY – A Troy man and former Ohio High School Athletic Association official pleaded not guilty today to felony rape in Miami County Common Pleas Court. Henry A. Lucas, 52, also saw his bail reduced, as requested, following a review by Judge Christopher Gee of a bond check report ordered during the morning arraignment hearing. Lucas is accused of sexual conduct involving a teenage girl in Troy...
Update: Man in shark-dragging video asks for increased police patrols

Update: Man in shark-dragging video asks for increased police patrols

Update: A Florida police department is increasing its patrols at the house of a man identified by social media as appearing in the violent shark-dragging video that went viral this week. The 21-year-old’s name is being withheld by Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officials while the investigation is ongoing, but his personal information has been widely publicized on social media...
Teen who lied about being gang raped faces felony charges

Teen who lied about being gang raped faces felony charges

A Texas teenager is facing felony charges after she falsely claimed she was kidnapped and raped by three African-American men in March, according to reports. Breana Harmon, 19, ran into a church wearing only a shirt, bra and underwear and told witnesses she had been abducted, taken to the woods behind the church and raped by two of the men as the third held her down, the Dallas Morning...

Sale tax holiday is soon

If you haven’t already stocked up on back-to-school supplies, you may still be able to take advantage of the sales tax holiday. Ohio is one of more than a dozen states offering tax-free shopping days this summer, temporarily dropping the state sales tax on back-to-school necessities and other items — from clothing to electronics. Ohio’s sales tax holiday is next weekend, Aug. 4-6...
Recruiting: Fairfield standout Carman includes Ohio State, Clemson in final 5

Recruiting: Fairfield standout Carman includes Ohio State, Clemson in final 5

Jackson Carman, the Fairfield five-star offensive lineman, has trimmed his potential college destinations to five schools. WCPO reports Carman is down to defending national champion Clemson, Florida State, USC, Ohio State and Wisconsin (in no particular order). 247Sports rates Carman the No. 1 player in Ohio and No. 8 in the nation. Teammate Malik Vann, a four-star defensive end, has committed to...
Bengals safety Iloka takes on new role on eve of training camp

Bengals safety Iloka takes on new role on eve of training camp

George Iloka has been a starting safety for the Cincinnati Bengals since 2013, but he found himself in unfamiliar role on the eve of his sixth training camp. With reporters gathered around cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick, whose locker is next to his, Iloka borrowed a microphone from a local television station and lobbed a few questions at his teammate. Iloka asked Kirkpatrick if he missed his teammates...
High school football preview: Fort Recovery Indians

High school football preview: Fort Recovery Indians

High school: Fort Recovery Indians Division: VI, Region: 24 Affiliation: Midwest Athletic Conference. Head coach: Brent Niekamp, 13th season, all at Fort Recovery; career record 53-77. Assistant coaches: Toby Metzger, Kirk Link, Tyler Wuebker, Greg Stoll and Brandon Schoen. 2016 record: 4-4 MAC, 8-5 overall. 2016 highlights: Qualified for the playoffs for a third straight year despite a deceiving...
Chipotle expands queso offering to 350 locations

Chipotle expands queso offering to 350 locations

Chipotle will begin offering queso in 350 locations, starting Aug. 1. >> Read more trending news The chain announced the expansion Wednesday. “We’ll be rolling out queso to more than 350 restaurants across markets within central and southern California and Colorado, beginning on Aug. 1,” Mark Crumpacker, Chipotle’s chief marketing officer, said. Chipotle first introduced...
Woman shocked by what doctor left inside her after giving birth

Woman shocked by what doctor left inside her after giving birth

A Florida woman gave birth in mid-July, but she said she ended up back in the hospital weeks later because of a doctor’s mistake.  After Jamila Smith gave birth to her son, Aiden, she needed surgery to stop the bleeding. That’s when Smith claims a doctor at Jackson South left an object inside her, according to WSVN.  “There was pain and pressure to the point...
Family of organ recipient attends funeral of donor who saved his life

Family of organ recipient attends funeral of donor who saved his life

A New Jersey woman whose organs were donated after her death last week had special mourners at her funeral -- the family of one of the people whose lives she saved.  Ivonne Martinez Rivera, 41, of Kearny, died July 20, several days after she suffered a brain aneurysm, according to WABC in New York. Her family, which included her husband and three children, decided to have her removed from...
Ravens’ Urschel retires suddenly; reports cite his concerns about head injuries

Ravens’ Urschel retires suddenly; reports cite his concerns about head injuries

The Bengals nor Browns will have to face off with Ravens offensive lineman John Urschel twice this season, or even once, as he retired Thursday in the wake of recent reports of CTE in the brains of deceased football players. ESPN reporter Jamison Hensley wrote that Baltimore head coach John Harbaugh was caught off guard Thursday when Urschel -- who was expected to compete for the starting center...
Greg Schiano explains how to win a starting job in the Ohio State secondary

Greg Schiano explains how to win a starting job in the Ohio State secondary

While Kevin Wilson was brought to Ohio State in the offseason to fix a broken offense, defensive coordinator Greg Schiano faces a different challenge.  He has to maintain a standard of excellence.  Ohio State was sixth in the nation in total defense and third in scoring defense in 2016 despite having to replace eight starters.  This year, the secondary needs another overhaul, but the...
Meg Ryan, John Mellencamp reportedly dating again

Meg Ryan, John Mellencamp reportedly dating again

John Mellencamp and Meg Ryan are reportedly back together since breaking up over two years ago, according to a published report. Entertainment Tonight reported that the couple started dating in 2010 and broke up five years later. In a March interview with Howard Stern, Mellencamp said Ryan isn’t fond of him. “Oh, women hate me. I loved Meg Ryan,” he told Stern. &ldquo...
Teen suing CSX after train accident severed his legs

Teen suing CSX after train accident severed his legs

Jacob Ohl lost both his legs below the knee when he was run over by a train in Lilburn, Georgia, in March. Four months after he was released from the intensive care unit, Ohl is suing CSX and the operators that were allegedly running the train that hit him. Ohl, 17, filed suit in DeKalb County last week. The lawsuit claimed CSX and operators Derrick Tyrone Marshall, of Stone Mountain, and Clifton...
Man pulls car 16 feet while walking on hands

Man pulls car 16 feet while walking on hands

A Plymouth, Massachusetts, man has hand-walked his way into the Guinness Book of World Records, again.  Mark Kenny has appeared on TV numerous times to show off his unusual talent of hand-walking. >> Read more trending news  On Thursday, he strapped himself to a Mini Cooper and pulled it 16 feet while walking on his hands.  Kids and counselors with the Plymouth County Drug...
Some Bengals still trying to decipher 2017 slogan

Some Bengals still trying to decipher 2017 slogan

When Cincinnati Bengals players report for training camp each year, they know two things will await them: The annual conditioning test to see who stayed in shape over the summer and a T-shirt emblazoned with whatever slogan head coach Marvin Lewis has stamped as the theme for the season. Apparently the relevance of this year’s slogan — “Run on your own gas” — hasn&rsquo...
Country music mourning the passing of legendary Nashville producer Billy Joe Walker 

Country music mourning the passing of legendary Nashville producer Billy Joe Walker 

The country music community is mourning the passing of legendary producer, musician and songwriter Joe Walker Jr., who passed away earlier this week at the age of 64. According to CMT, Walker had been in poor health for some time. The native Texan was in Kerrville at the time of his passing in the early morning hours of July 25.. As a producer, Walker worked on projects for artists from the early...
Debate: where do you think the Bengals are the deepest?

Debate: where do you think the Bengals are the deepest?

The time has come to begin deliberating on all things football, and with that why don’t we discuss which areas where the Bengals’ roster has the most talent with which to work? At least one person, writer Patrick Judis of SB Nation, believes that conversation begins at the wide receiver. That probably won’t shock many, as six-time Pro Bowler A.J. Green leads the way out wide. ...
FBI: Man says he killed wife on Princess Cruise ship because of her laughter

FBI: Man says he killed wife on Princess Cruise ship because of her laughter

A 39-year-old Utah woman was killed by her husband aboard a Princess Cruise ship Tuesday night because, he told authorities, she wouldn’t stop laughing at him, according to the FBI. An FBI spokeswoman said Thursday that authorities arrested a man in the case after the ship was diverted to Juneau, Alaska. He was identified by The Associated Press as Kenneth Manzanares. Authorities said the...
#FontFail as glitter turns to Hitler on tote bag

#FontFail as glitter turns to Hitler on tote bag

A Georgia company, out of Peachtree City, is saying it is sorry for a #FontFail. Quotable Life made a tote that is supposed to say, “My favorite color is glitter.” But because of the script font and layout, it appears to say, “My favorite color is Hitler,” the “Today” show reported. >> Read more trending news  Once you see it you can’t see...
67-year-old pleads guilty to rape after dentures discovered at scene

67-year-old pleads guilty to rape after dentures discovered at scene

A 67-year-old man who served time for murdering a 6-year-old has pleaded guilty to rape after his dentures were discovered at the scene.  >> Read more trending news  Thomas Maupin served time in Washington state for the 1988 murder of a 6-year-old girl. He went to Memphis after serving a 12 year prison sentence. He was twice convicted and sentenced to 40 years in prison, but...
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos takes Bill Gates' place as world's richest man

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos takes Bill Gates' place as world's richest man

Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon and owner of The Washington Post, is the richest man in the world, taking the spot previously held by Microsoft founder Bill Gates, Forbes reported Thursday.  Bezos, who owns just under 80 million shares of Amazon, had a net worth of $90.6 billion when markets opened Thursday, which put him $500 million ahead of Gates, Forbes reported. Forbes said Bezos is...
Good sign for the Bengals: Burfict is leaner, but no less meaner

Good sign for the Bengals: Burfict is leaner, but no less meaner

The Bengals will begin training camp Friday, but defensive coordinatorPaul Guenther is already happy with Vontaze Burfict linebacker as he’s healthy and may be in the best shape of his career. Guenther told ESPN.com’s Katherine Terrell, “He's probably in the high 240s. He's played at 260, 265. He's moving good. I told him it'll add three years to your career if you stay...
Emotional Pacman thanks Bengals’ owner for support on eve of camp

Emotional Pacman thanks Bengals’ owner for support on eve of camp

With tears welling in his eyes and a slight shake in his voice, Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam Jones got emotional Thursday afternoon while talking about what it means to have the support of team owner and president Mike Brown in wake of his Jan. 3 arrest and the recently imposed one-game suspension from the NFL. Like Jay Morrison on Facebook “The respect and the love that I have for Mr...
June Foray, voice of Cindy Lou Who, Rocky the Flying Squirrel dies at 99

June Foray, voice of Cindy Lou Who, Rocky the Flying Squirrel dies at 99

American voice actress June Foray died Wednesday. >> Read more trending news  Best known for voicing Rocky the Flying Squirrel and Natasha Fatale of “The Bullwinkle Show,” Foray died at the age of 99. Her good friend, Dave Nimitz, confirmed the news of Facebook shortly after her death. Foray won a Daytime Emmy Award for her work “The Garfield Show” in...
4-foot-long Nile monitor lizard living in family's Florida attic

4-foot-long Nile monitor lizard living in family's Florida attic

A Florida family discovered a 4-foot monitor lizard living in their attic earlier this week. “The thing was huge! I thought I saw a ghost or something,” Danny To, of Cape Coral, told WFTX. To told the news station that he heard scratching on the roof for about nine months. His neighbor was the first to spot the large, invasive, semi-aquatic lizard and quickly told To. Nile monitor...
Chicago experiencing baby boom 9 months after Cubs World Series win

Chicago experiencing baby boom 9 months after Cubs World Series win

On Nov. 2, 2016, the Chicago Cubs won the World Series for the first time in 108 years. >> Read more trending news  The celebration that came afterwards filled the streets, bars, homes and rooftops across the city, but the celebrations didn’t stop there. Approximately 38 weeks later, the result of some celebrations are being welcomed to this world. According to doctors at Advocate...
Kevin Wilson embracing challenge of tuning up, turning loose Ohio State offense

Kevin Wilson embracing challenge of tuning up, turning loose Ohio State offense

Ohio State football started preseason Thursday with an early-morning practice.  Here are five things to know about what the Buckeyes’ new offensive coordinator had to say to reporters after practice:  “Right now you’re very loved because you’ve yet to call a play that really counts, so we’re whatever days we are from being the most-hated guy around because...
Child with double hand transplant can play baseball now

Child with double hand transplant can play baseball now

He underwent amazing surgery, all to have a normal life. Now a 10-year-old little boy is beating the odds after he had both of his hands replaced. Zion Harvey was only 8 years old when he became the youngest child to have a double hand transplant, NBC News reported in 2015. >> Read more trending news  Zion lost his arms and legs after contracting a dangerous infection when he was 2...
Joint Chiefs: Transgender policy won't change until Pentagon gets it in writing from Trump

Joint Chiefs: Transgender policy won't change until Pentagon gets it in writing from Trump

The nation’s highest ranking military officer said in a letter Thursday to top military officials that there will not be changes to the military’s transgender policy until after President Donald Trump sends direction to the Pentagon. "I know there are questions about yesterday's announcement on the transgender policy by the president," Marine Gen. Joe Dunford wrote in the message...
Coca-Cola  replacing Coke Zero with new beverage

Coca-Cola replacing Coke Zero with new beverage

Addicted to Coke Zero? You might want to make sure you get your fill of the fizzy low-calorie soft drink before it goes away. Coca-Cola announced plans Wednesday to phase out the beverage in the United States in the coming months.  But Coca-Cola won’t leave Coke Zero lovers high and dry.  The company plans to introduce Coca-Cola Zero Sugar in August. >> Read more trending...
UD wants lawsuit tossed from ex-player suspended for sexual misconduct

UD wants lawsuit tossed from ex-player suspended for sexual misconduct

University of Dayton attorneys want a federal judge to toss a lawsuit from an ex-football player who said he was suspended for two years after being falsely accused of violating the university’s sexual misconduct rules. “John Doe” alleged a Title IX violation in Dayton’s U.S. District Court, saying that the suspension was gender biased, the school didn’t consider the...
Fire Ball rides closed in California after deadly Ohio State Fair accident

Fire Ball rides closed in California after deadly Ohio State Fair accident

Officials in California shut down Fire Ball rides at a trio of state fairs and attractions after a similar ride in Ohio malfunctioned Wednesday, killing one man and injuring several others. The swinging, spinning Fire Ball amusement park ride malfunctioned at the Ohio State Fair in Columbus on Wednesday, the opening day of the fair. Dramatic video captured by a bystander shows the ride swinging back...
Ohio State Fair accident: Maker shuts down ride, inspections show new details

Ohio State Fair accident: Maker shuts down ride, inspections show new details

The Ohio State Fair ride that flung riders off a mechanical arm and killed a rider Wednesday evening passed a standard Department of Agriculture inspection that morning. The Fire Ball ride, operated by Amusements of America, also passed a daily inspection and maintenance  inspection before the accident, which also injured seven people, according to the records obtained by this news organization...
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