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Library of Congress to host Gloria Gaynor disco party

Historical texts and a disco ball?  They’re two items that you wouldn’t think to put together, but The Library of Congress will be the site of a disco in a few weeks. Gloria Gaynor, whose disco hit “I Will Survive” was added to the National Recording Registry last year, will headline the library’s “Bibliodiscotheque,” The Washington Post reported...
‘Fiddler,’ ‘Grapes of Wrath’ among classics at WSU next season

‘Fiddler,’ ‘Grapes of Wrath’ among classics at WSU next season

Three esteemed classics and one of the most vibrant musical comedies ever conceived comprises Wright State University’s 2017-2018 mainstage season. Incorporating the theme “It’s All About You!,’ the organization’s 39th season of plays and musicals, a conglomeration of Pulitzer Prize, Academy Award and Tony Award-winning favorites, consists of George S. Kaufman and Moss...
Cher drops from Flint water crisis movie, cites family issue

Cher drops from Flint water crisis movie, cites family issue

Cher will no longer appear as planned in “Flint,” a Lifetime original movie about contaminated river water that became a main water source in the Michigan city in 2014. The announcement came weeks after news was released that the 70-year-old singer would star in and produce the film. Cher, who has helped donate more than 100,000 bottles of clean drinking water to the residents of Flint...
Springfield, Russian artists paint Westcott House for Wright’s birthday

Springfield, Russian artists paint Westcott House for Wright’s birthday

A local artist and a renowned Russian artist are saluting one of America’s greatest architectural geniuses on the anniversary of his 150th birthday this year. Frank Lloyd Wright, who designed Springfield’s historic Westcott House and numerous other significant American homes and buildings, is being celebrated for this landmark year through a number of activities nationwide. RELATED: Historic...
Class assignment leads 8-year-old to become bestselling author

Class assignment leads 8-year-old to become bestselling author

What started off as a school assignment led one 8-year-old girl to land on Amazon’s Best Seller list. >> Read more trending news Nia Mya Reese is a student in Hoover, Alabama. She has an “annoying” little brother who constantly keeps her on her toes. “He won’t always listen,” Nia told CBS News. Nia Mya wrote a book about her experiences as a big...
Celebrity birthdays - March 25

Celebrity birthdays - March 25

We’re gonna need a lot of cake. Today in celebrity birthdays: Movie reviewer Gene Shalit is 91. Former astronaut James Lovell is 89. Feminist activist and author Gloria Steinem is 83. Singer Anita Bryant is 77. Singer Aretha Franklin is 75. Actor Paul Michael Glaser is 74. Singer Elton John is 70. Actress Bonnie Bedelia is 69. Actress-comedian Mary Gross is 64. Actor James McDaniel is 59. Former...
Legendary Clifton Mill focused on serving ‘comfort food’

Legendary Clifton Mill focused on serving ‘comfort food’

Restaurant: Clifton Mill Location: 75 Water St., Clifton Website: www.cliftonmill.com Telephone: (937) 767-5501 Background/overview Anthony Satariano, Sr. and his wife Patricia bought the Millrace Restaurant in Clifton in 1988 from Texas businessman Larry Davis. The simple, rustic snack-shop at the old mill was known to be a “tax write-off” for the previous owner. The Satariano family...

Viewing WWI through the eyes of those who were there

“World War I and America — Told By the Americans Who Lived It” edited by A. Scott Berg (The Library of America, 987 pages, $40). On April 2, 1917, Woodrow Wilson gave the most important speech of his presidency. Wilson was addressing a joint session of Congress. During that speech, this president who had spent the last three years keeping the United States out of the First World...
Good news for families: Relaxed theater serves autistic kids

Good news for families: Relaxed theater serves autistic kids

As a mother of an autistic child, Ashley DeBeer says she would never — ever — have taken her son to any kind of public performance. “You’re always hesitant to take your child to something like that because you never know how he is going to react,” she explains. “Teddy gets amped up if there are loud noises or bright lights and in order to calm himself, he&rsquo...
Amy Schumer drops out of live-action ‘Barbie’ movie

Amy Schumer drops out of live-action ‘Barbie’ movie

According to a new report from Variety magazine, actress and comedian Amy Schumer will not appear in the live-action “Barbie” film, as previously planned.  >> Read more trending news News that Schumer would star in the production was announced in December.  This week, Schumer announced that she would no longer be able to participate in the production due to scheduling issues...
Woman finds cow lip in tacos

Woman finds cow lip in tacos

A Texas woman found what she thought were teeth in barbacoa tacos ordered at El Rincon, a restaurant in Pflugerville. According to San Antonio’s KENS, Courtney Aguilar took to Facebook to share a picture of the tacos, saying, “When you order barbacoa tacos, but get teeth instead.” Aguilar wrote that she asked a restaurant server if she was seeing teeth in her food, and the server...
HGTV to air 'Fixer Upper' and 'Flip or Flop' spin-off shows

HGTV to air 'Fixer Upper' and 'Flip or Flop' spin-off shows

HGTV fans, get ready for more “Fixer Upper” and “Flip or Flop.” >> Read more trending news Joanna Gaines, star of hit show “Fixer Upper,” is getting her own spin-off show on HGTV. In her new show, Gaines will bring viewers a behind-the-scenes look at her creative process when designing a home. The show will be called, “Fixer Upper: Behind the Design&rdquo...
Springfield’s John Legend releases new single inspired by ‘Underground’

Springfield’s John Legend releases new single inspired by ‘Underground’

Springfield native John Legend released a new single “In America” this week. The single was written during the production of Legend’s latest album, “Darkness and Light” but didn’t make the final cut. The song was then re-purposed to be used alongside the critically acclaimed television show “Underground.” In an interview with billboard Magazine...
There was a lot of puppy love on National Puppy Day 

There was a lot of puppy love on National Puppy Day 

A little puppy love is a very good thing.  We have buckets of it in our newsroom.   And who are we kidding? Everyday is National Puppy Day to dog lovers.  In recognition of the day, we asked the owners of puppies (and former puppies) in our newsroom to share their photos. One thing was clear: staff members representing Dayton.com, Dayton Daily News, WHIO-TV, The Journal-News...
Beyoncé makes video call to teen with cancer

Beyoncé makes video call to teen with cancer

Beyoncé, who recently surprised fans by announcing that she is expecting twins, is gaining attention again for connecting with a fan in a special way.   >> Read more trending news The singer surprised a teenager battling a rare form of cancer with a video call on Wednesday, the New York Daily News reported.  Ebony Banks, a high school student from Texas whose cancer...
7 things to know now: Trump conversations collected; health care vote; Sweet 16 play; London attack

7 things to know now: Trump conversations collected; health care vote; Sweet 16 play; London attack

Here's a roundup of news trending across the nation and world today. 1. Trump communications collected: Rep. Devin Nunes, (R-California), announced Wednesday that private conversations between President Donald Trump and his transition team may have been improperly distributed to spy agencies after they were inadvertently collected as part of an intelligence investigation of other targets. Nunes said...
More Tim Hortons restaurants are on the way

More Tim Hortons restaurants are on the way

Tim Hortons is moving ahead with its aggressive Dayton-area expansion plans, with one restaurant actively under construction and within a few weeks of opening, plans approved this week for another, and two more in the final stages of negotiation, a spokesman for the chain’s local coffee shops said today. Jim Liguori, chief development officer for Tim Hortons’ Dayton-area franchisee, said...
George Clooney surprises 87-year-old fan at nursing home for her birthday

George Clooney surprises 87-year-old fan at nursing home for her birthday

George Clooney went above and beyond to show one of his fans some love on her 87th birthday. Photos shared on social media show 87-year-old Pat Adams smiling broadly as Clooney bends down beside her for the photo. According to the Associated Press, Clooney showed up to the Sunrise of Sonning Retirement and Assisted Living Facility in England with a card and flowers for the elderly resident...
Celebrity birthdays - March 23

Celebrity birthdays - March 23

Happy birthday to everyone! Today in celebrity birthdays: Comedian Marty Allen is 95. Sir Roger Bannister (the runner who broke the 4-minute mile in 1954) is 88. Movie director Mark Rydell is 88. International Motorsports Hall of Famer Craig Breedlove is 80. Singer-producer Ric Ocasek is 68. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is 65. Singer Chaka Khan is 64. Actress Amanda Plummer is 60. Actress Catherine...
Kristi Yamaguchi tweets at Nancy Kerrigan to ‘break a leg’ on ‘Dancing With the Stars’

Kristi Yamaguchi tweets at Nancy Kerrigan to ‘break a leg’ on ‘Dancing With the Stars’

Prior to Monday’s premiere of “Dancing with the Stars” Season 24, former figure skater and “DWTS” champion Kristi Yamaguchi took to Twitter to wish fellow former figure skater Nancy Kerrigan good luck in the worst way possible. Hours before Kerrigan took the stage, Yamaguchi tweeted, “So excited for you @NancyAKerrigan ! Can’t wait to see you grace that ballroom...
‘Wheel of Fortune’ contestant bombs easiest puzzle ever

‘Wheel of Fortune’ contestant bombs easiest puzzle ever

  In what might be the worst mistake ever on the popular, long-running game show “Wheel of Fortune,” a contestant on Tuesday night’s show blew it, missing one letter left to solve what should have been an obvious puzzle answer. The answer was “A Streetcar Named Desire,” with just the “m” missing in the word “Named,” but the contestant, Kevin...
JUST IN: New details emerge in mother-son restaurant lawsuit

JUST IN: New details emerge in mother-son restaurant lawsuit

The owner of the Coldwater Cafe in Tipp City says in a new legal filing that his mother’s argument is so flimsy that a judge should immediately dismiss her lawsuit against him and the restaurant. Two days after filing his formal answer to his mother’s lawsuit in Miami County Common Pleas Court, Nicholas Hoover, chef-owner of Coldwater Cafe, sought an immediate dismissal of the lawsuit...
Fans pay tribute to 'Gong Show' creator Chuck Barris, dead at 87

Fans pay tribute to 'Gong Show' creator Chuck Barris, dead at 87

"Gong Show" creator and host Chuck Barris, 87, died Tuesday at his Palisades, New York, home, according to The Associated Press. Barris' publicist said the game show magnate, who also created "The Dating Game" and "The Newlywed Game," died of "natural causes," the AP reported. Fans flocked to Twitter to pay tribute to Barris. 
Celebrity birthdays - March 22

Celebrity birthdays - March 22

It’s a great day to have a birthday. Today in celebrity birthdays: Composer-lyricist Stephen Sondheim is 87. Evangelist broadcaster Pat Robertson is 87. Actor William Shatner is 86. Senate President Pro Tempore Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, is 83. Actor M. Emmet Walsh is 82. Actor-singer Jeremy Clyde is 76. Singer-guitarist George Benson is 74. Writer James Patterson is 70. CNN newscaster Wolf Blitzer...
Singer Mel B divorcing husband of nearly 10 years

Singer Mel B divorcing husband of nearly 10 years

Former Spice Girl singer Mel B has filed for divorce, The Associated Press reported. The TV personality, birth name Melanie Brown, was married to producer Stephen Belafonte since July 2007. She cited irreconcilable differences.  According to People, which obtained divorce papers, Brown has Dec. 28 listed as the date of separation. She requested that the court terminate the ability...
Wine, excited dogs send Ellen DeGeneres to hospital with broken finger

Wine, excited dogs send Ellen DeGeneres to hospital with broken finger

We’ve all been there, Ellen! On Tuesday’s “Ellen DeGeneres Show,” the host shared a story about how she accidentally broke the ring finger on her left hand. “You know how in gymnastics when you do a one-handed cartwheel and you have to spread the weight evenly between all of your fingers?” DeGeneres said. “Well, I had two glasses of wine and fell into a door...
Cops: Woman used reality star's identity on $9K shopping spree

Cops: Woman used reality star's identity on $9K shopping spree

Police in Gwinnett County, Georgia, have issued warrants for an Atlanta woman they say shopped at the Mall of Georgia and other Buford-area stores with credit cards obtained with a former reality TV star’s stolen identity. Warrants have been issued for 43-year-old Alcie Almecoh Green, who was identified by a Crime Stoppers tipster, police say. Police are seeking Green on two counts of identity...
Commentary: Upper Valley Mall cinema goes dark, but memories live on

Commentary: Upper Valley Mall cinema goes dark, but memories live on

It seems not a week goes by without an area business closing its doors due to the changing times and tastes. One that hit me on a gut level was the loss of the Chakeres Upper Valley Mall Cinema 5. Although I hadn’t seen a film there in I don’t know when, I can rattle off countless movies I enjoyed since it opened more than 45 years ago. » Murder mystery sells out While it lacked...
Murder mystery offers interactive whodunit

Murder mystery offers interactive whodunit

There’s a menu that will include murder with the main course, suspense on the side and mystery for dessert. The Woman’s Town Club is collaborating with the Springfield Civic Theatre to satisfy the appetite for food and mystery fun. RELATED » More suspense around town “Murder at Buchwalter High 50th Reunion” is an original story that will allow participants to become amateur...
Suspense times three onstage at Urbana University

Suspense times three onstage at Urbana University

Why settle for one dose of suspense when you can have three? That’s what Urbana University’s spring theater production will bring with “Three Short Plays of Suspense,” a trio of classic whodunits that have remained timeless. Performances will be Thursday, March 23, through Sunday, March 26, in the campus Black Box Theatre in the Hub. Admission is free, but donations will be...
There’s a new baby at the Cincinnati Zoo

There’s a new baby at the Cincinnati Zoo

The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden welcomed its newest zoo baby over the weekend. On Saturday, 7-year-old takin Sally gave birth to a healthy calf. The new baby — whose name and gender have “not been determined” — looks strong, according to Zoo spokeswoman Michelle Curley. “We are delighted to see that Sally is being so attentive to this calf and that her maternal...
Years after anti-semitic remarks, Mel Gibson continues donating to Jewish organization

Years after anti-semitic remarks, Mel Gibson continues donating to Jewish organization

Mel Gibson has worked to make up for his infamous anti-semitic rant while he was being arrested for a DUI in 2006 by quietly helping Holocaust survivors in the years since. The actor, who said, “Jews are responsible for all the wars in the world,” during the incident, has reportedly been working with the charity Survivor Mitzvah Project. The Survivor Mitzvah Project works to...
5 things that are going to make you want to watch Dave Chappelle’s Netflix special now 

5 things that are going to make you want to watch Dave Chappelle’s Netflix special now 

Today is the day that Dave Chappelle fans have been waiting for all month.  The first two of the locally-based comedian’s hour-long comedy specials for Netflix are now streaming.   The first show was filmed at the Palladium in Los Angeles in March 2016.   Like the second special, it is directed by Stan Lathan and opens with narration from legendary actor Morgan...
Was Shaquille O'Neal joking when he said the earth is flat?

Was Shaquille O'Neal joking when he said the earth is flat?

NBA great turned analyst, actor, celebrity pitchman and civic leader Shaquille O’Neal is trending upon word he voiced support for the notion that the earth is flat. He can’t be serious. As if the changing seasons and the fact that the sun rises in the east and sets in the west don’t provide some pretty strong hints, there’s, what, centuries of scientific data? Not to mention...
Is Tomi Lahren getting ousted from The Blaze?

Is Tomi Lahren getting ousted from The Blaze?

The Daily Caller says The Blaze TV, the conservative media company behind Tomi Lahren’s show “Tomi,” has suspended her show for “at least one week, starting Monday,” according to their sources. Lahren created a minor storm of controversy after the contentious commentator revealed that she was pro-choice. In an interview on “The View,” Lahren insisted...
WATCH: Woman with Down syndrome who dreams of being TV meteorologist makes debut

WATCH: Woman with Down syndrome who dreams of being TV meteorologist makes debut

A 21-year-old woman with Down syndrome who dreams of becoming a television meteorologist has made her first on-air appearance. Mélanie Ségard of France was invited to France 2 last week after launching a social media campaign to make her dream a reality. Ségard launched a social media campaign titled “Mélanie Can Do It.” With some help from Unapei, Sé...
'Modern Family' star Rico Rodriguez posts heartbreaking tribute after father's death

'Modern Family' star Rico Rodriguez posts heartbreaking tribute after father's death

This was a tough post for Rico Rodriguez. On Sunday, the 18-year-old actor who plays Manny on “Modern Family” took to Instagram to mourn the sudden loss of his father, Roy. “This has been the toughest week of my life. My Dad was the most kindhearted, loving, hard working, determined, and funny man I have ever known. He was like a super hero, he had the ability to get the best...
Celebrity birthdays - March 21

Celebrity birthdays - March 21

It’s a great day to have a birthday. Today in celebrity birthdays:  Actress Kathleen Widdoes is 78.  Songwriter Chip Taylor ("Wild Thing") is 77.  Folk-pop singer/musician Keith Potger (The Seekers) is 76.  Actress Marie-Christine Barrault is 73.  Singer-musician Rose Stone (Sly and the Family Stone) is 72.  Actor Timothy Dalton is 71.  Singer Ray...
Ice cream company introduces butterbeer flavor for ‘Harry Potter’ fans

Ice cream company introduces butterbeer flavor for ‘Harry Potter’ fans

An ice cream company has introduced a new flavor that "Harry Potter" fans will love: Butterbeer.  The flavor, from Yuengling Ice Cream, based in Orwigsburg, Pennsylvania, is made up of half butterscotch ice cream and half buttercream ice cream with a butterscotch swirl. “My kids were big 'Harry Potter' fans and we wanted to do something unique,” David Yuengling...
Nicki Minaj beats Aretha Franklin's Billboard 100 record

Nicki Minaj beats Aretha Franklin's Billboard 100 record

Nicki Minaj has set a Billboard Hot 100 record. Billboard reported that the rapper has beaten Aretha Franklin for the most hits on the chart of any female artist. Franklin has 73 songs that have appeared on the chart. Minaj’s  simultaneously released songs on March 10 -- “No Frauds” featuring Lil Wayne and Drake, “Regret In Your Tears,” and &ldquo...
Trump family expanding, Eric Trump expecting first baby with wife Lara

Trump family expanding, Eric Trump expecting first baby with wife Lara

Eric and Lara Trump are expecting! The couple revealed that they’ll welcome a son in September. “We found out on my birthday, which was pretty cool,” Eric told People. >> Read more trending news  Lara, a former “Inside Edition” producer, revealed she’s in her second trimester and is feeling better. “I was exhausted in the beginning,”...
Dave Chappelle on Yellow Springs: “I have time to think about things” 

Dave Chappelle on Yellow Springs: “I have time to think about things” 

Gayle King was in Yellow Springs with Dave Chappelle for the interview that aired this morning on “CBS This Morning.”  If you recall, King was among the celebrities spotted in Yellow Springs last October for the first night of “Dave Chappelle's Juke Joint” parties.   Her CBS segment showed off Yellow Springs, a village known for its progressive nature...
Free ice cream cones at Dairy Queen restaurants

Free ice cream cones at Dairy Queen restaurants

Dairy Queen locations — well, most of them, anyway — will celebrate the first day of spring on Monday, March 20, by offering a free ice cream cone. Customers can obtain a free small vanilla soft-serve cone, limit one per customer, at participating locations, while supplies last. We made a few phone calls late Sunday afternoon and found out that most — but not all — local franchise-owned...
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