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Medical debt relief is coming

After more than two years of delays, new rules granting consumers some relief from the harm medical debt can do to their credit will finally go into effect. Beginning Sept. 15, the three main credit bureaus will enact rules they agreed to back in 2015 that require them to provide a 180-day cooling off period before any medical debt goes onto a credit report. Equifax, Experian and TransUnion agreed...
Boys, 5 and 2, go for joyride, crash mother's car

Boys, 5 and 2, go for joyride, crash mother's car

Two toddlers, 5 and 2 years old, hit the road on Monday, taking their mother’s car to go on a 3-mile joy ride, according to news reports. >> Read more trending news The eldest brother was behind the wheel, with the 2-year-old his passenger, as they headed down country roads in Putnam County, West Virginia, deputies told WSAZ.  According to KSTU, the 5-year-old knew his mother...
Kings Island’s Fan Appreciation Days feature FC Cincinnati today

Kings Island’s Fan Appreciation Days feature FC Cincinnati today

Kings Island’s Ohio Fan Appreciation Days kicks off today with special visits from local sports teams including FC Cincinnati, the Cincinnati Reds and Cincinnati Cyclones. FC Cincinnati forwards Omar Cummings and Danni Konig and midfielders Marco Dominguez, Paul Nicholson and Eric Stevenson are scheduled to stop by the amusement park at 3:30 p.m. today for a question-and-answer session with...
Father’s tattoo pays tribute to last time he held young son’s hand

Father’s tattoo pays tribute to last time he held young son’s hand

Anthony DeNicola does everything he can to keep the memory of his son, Joseph, alive.  The 7-year-old died Nov. 4, 2014, just days after going into anaphylactic shock on Halloween. DeNicola, of Staten Island, has created a nonprofit, Joseph’s Helping Hand, to raise awareness of severe food allergies, from which Joseph suffered all his life.  He also has a tattoo on his arm that...
Coffee recalled for Viagra-like ingredient

Coffee recalled for Viagra-like ingredient

A coffee brand has issued a recall after the FDA found it contained an ingredient similar to the active one in Viagra. Bestherbs Coffee LLC voluntarily recalled all the lots of New of Kopi Jantan Tradisional Natural Herbs Coffee after an FDA lab found “the presence of desmethyl carbodenafil. Desmethyl carbodenafil is structurally similar to sildenafil, the active ingredient in Viagra, an...
Popular church cafeteria to close after one last Clark County Fair

Popular church cafeteria to close after one last Clark County Fair

Highlands United Church of Christ has fed hungry fairgoers even before the congregation constructed its own building at the Clark County Fairgrounds 62 years ago. But the Springfield church is closing this year, and members will serve their last roast beef hot shot at the 2017 Clark County Fair, which opens Friday, July 21. RELATED: Clark County Fair reduces ticket price after attendance dip last...
Active ingredient in sunscreen could cause cancer

Active ingredient in sunscreen could cause cancer

There's a new health warning about a chemical found in most sunscreens. A new study found that when that chemical comes into contact with sun and chlorine, it can become toxic. If you flip over your sunscreen, chances are avobenzone is first ingredient you'll find. In fact, Boston's WFXT went into a couple of drug stores and found the vast majority of the sunscreens on the shelves have this...
Photo: Tour de France cyclist shares shocking photo of veiny legs

Photo: Tour de France cyclist shares shocking photo of veiny legs

People across the world marvel at athletes’ physiques and rightfully so. They train months, even years, to get in great shape.  >> Read more trending news  However, what people don’t always see is the grueling effect it has on the body. Polish cyclist Pawel Poljanski changed that this week when he shared a picture of his veiny, muscular legs on Instagram. ...
Invasive toads in South Florida could kill pets

Invasive toads in South Florida could kill pets

An invasive toad species are in high population in South Florida now that the rainy season is here, which means pets could come into contact with them.  >> Read more trending news  The Cane toad, also called giant or Bufo toads, secrete a milky-white toxin on their skin that can get dogs and cats sick if they bite or eat them. These toads are mostly found in yards near canals...
Thousands of dollars in flood damage at Springfield baseball stadium

Thousands of dollars in flood damage at Springfield baseball stadium

Heavy rains last weekend caused thousands of dollars in damage at Carleton Davidson Stadium, home of the Champion City Kings and Wittenberg University baseball teams. “When we rolled in it was pretty bad,” King’s owner Rick White said. The Kings were on the road playing away games when the storms hit Springfield last weekend and the team returned to find their equipment and other...
CDC WARNING: About half of Americans have diabetes or are at risk

CDC WARNING: About half of Americans have diabetes or are at risk

A new report out from the Centers for Disease Control indicates that nearly half of all Americans either have diabetes or are at high risk for developing the condition. Diabetes is a disease that hinders the body’s ability to produce and respond to insulin resulting in an abnormal metabolism. Prediabetes is a condition in which a person’s blood sugar is high but not high enough to be considered...
NBC launches twice-daily news show on Snapchat

NBC launches twice-daily news show on Snapchat

If you love to use Snapchat as a news source, there’s more coming. NBC has just launched a twice-daily show called “Stay Tuned” on the platform. The organization made the announcement Wednesday, saying that it is the first daily news program to air on Snapchat.  Hosted by NBC and MSNBC News correspondents Gadi Schwartz and Savannah Sellers, the show is a two-to-three-minute...
If swine flu breaks out, pigs at Clark County Fair may face kill order

If swine flu breaks out, pigs at Clark County Fair may face kill order

The Clark County Fair Board wants swine exhibitors to take precautions before attending the fair this week after reports of swine flu in Ohio, but some parents are upset about what the precautions could mean for their children and their pigs. Pigs at the Clinton County fair were found to be infected with a strain of the swine flu that can infect humans, Clark County Fair Board President Bill Agle...
Clark County suspected overdose deaths surpass last year’s total

Clark County suspected overdose deaths surpass last year’s total

Clark County has seen 81 suspected drug overdose deaths as of July 18, surpassing the record total for all of last year, which local leaders say is a sign that drug abuse has become a public health crisis. About 60 overdose deaths have been confirmed through the end of April, Clark County Coroner Dr. Richard Marsh said. He’s still waiting on autopsy reports to be completed for the other three...
Princess Charlotte appears to wear Prince Harry's hand-me-down shoes from 1986

Princess Charlotte appears to wear Prince Harry's hand-me-down shoes from 1986

The royal family is in the midst of their visit to Poland, and all eyes are on the children of Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge. Prince George was already spotted wearing some adorable shorts and ankle socks, but his little sister, Princess Charlotte, has gotten a different kind of attention drawn to her fashion choices. According to Hello!, the little princess was...
Dr. Dana King, wife donate $20K to renovate Clark County animal shelter

Dr. Dana King, wife donate $20K to renovate Clark County animal shelter

The Clark County SPCA has received a $20,000 donation from Dr. Dana King of Northside Veterinary Clinic and his wife, Judy King. Krissi Hawke, executive director of the Clark County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, has been working to raise $35,000 to renovate a Walter Street building in Springfield as a new animal shelter since the group became incorporated last December. As an organization...
Heavy rains could mean bad year for West Nile Virus in Clark County

Heavy rains could mean bad year for West Nile Virus in Clark County

Clark County Health leaders warned residents to use bug spray and wear long sleeves outside after West Nile Virus was detected in mosquitoes trapped in Clark County. No humans have been reported to have the virus this year, but 17 cases were reported last year, said Larry Shaffer, environmental director for the Clark County Combined Health District. He fears it could be worse this year because of...
Customers at Virginia Chipotle report illness, suspect norovirus

Customers at Virginia Chipotle report illness, suspect norovirus

Chipotle temporarily closed one of its restaurants in Sterling, Virginia, after an unspecified amount of customers reported illnesses with symptoms consistent with norovirus after eating food at the Mexican grill, The Associated Press reported. >> Read more trending news According to the AP a “small number” of customers reported the illnesses.  Chipotle said the company...
Topher Grace, Ashley Hinshaw expecting first child

Topher Grace, Ashley Hinshaw expecting first child

 Former “That ’70s Show” star Topher Grace and his wife, “True Blood” actress Ashley Hinshaw, are expecting their first child together, according to E! News. >> Read more trending news Grace, 39, and Hinshaw, 28, got engaged in January 2015 and married last May.  People magazine reported that Grace and Hinshaw were spotted walking to the Sweet Butter...
Man in ICU with potentially fatal respiratory disease spread by mice

Man in ICU with potentially fatal respiratory disease spread by mice

A California tour guide is in critical condition after he contracted a rare and potentially deadly respiratory disease spread by deer mice.  Spencer Fry, 22, of Sacramento, remained on a ventilator in the intensive care unit Monday at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Roseville, where he has been since his family rushed him to the emergency room earlier this month. It was there that Fry was...
$213K grant to open safe house for Clark County addicts

$213K grant to open safe house for Clark County addicts

A $213,000 federal grant will allow a first-of-its-kind safe house to open in Springfield later this year, providing addicts seeking help a place to go before receiving treatment. The safe house will be operated by McKinley Hall treatment center as part of the recovery board’s warm hand-off program, which will place a licensed chemical dependency therapist and a peer support recovery specialist...
15 inspirational Nelson Mandela quotes that helped change the world

15 inspirational Nelson Mandela quotes that helped change the world

The late Nelson Mandela, who fought for democracy equality in South Africa and earned a Nobel Peace Prize for his work, is regarded as one of the most beloved civil rights advocates in the world. >> Read more trending news July 18 would have been the prisoner-turned-South African president’s 99th birthday. To commemorate Mandela Day 2017, we’ve compiled a list of 11 of his...
Tips to keep your dog cool in the summer

Tips to keep your dog cool in the summer

Humans have been known to put pets in danger in the heat. With some cities hitting triple-digit temperatures, it’s important to remember to keep our dogs and other pets safe during the warm summer months.  It’s already too hot to leave dogs in a parked car for any length of time without air conditioning. Even in the shade, cars heat up fast, and cracking the windows does not...
West Nile Virus detected in mosquitoes in Clark County

West Nile Virus detected in mosquitoes in Clark County

West Nile Virus has been detected in mosquitoes trapped in Clark County, according to the Clark County Combined Health District. The health district traps mosquitoes and sends them to the Ohio Department of Health for testings. The samples collected near the southwest side of the city of Springfield have tested positive for the West Nile Virus. The Clark County Combined Health District has sent an...
Do low-calorie sugar substitutes, artificial sweeteners help you lose weight?

Do low-calorie sugar substitutes, artificial sweeteners help you lose weight?

Of the 41 percent of American adults and 25 percent of U.S. children who consume artificial sweeteners, most consume them at least once a day, according to a study published earlier this year. » RELATED: These 9 healthy-sounding foods have more sugar than a Krispy Kreme doughnut  And the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has said artificial sweeteners can be used to manage weight...
More baby news at Cincinnati Zoo: Kendi the rhino arrives

More baby news at Cincinnati Zoo: Kendi the rhino arrives

Step aside Fiona, there is a new darling at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens now that Kendi, an eastern black rhino has arrived. Kendi’s mother, Seyia, gave birth to the calf at 5:05 a.m. Monday after a 15-month gestation period. Surveillance cameras inside the rhino barn recorded the birth and the mom and baby’s first moments. “Every rhino calf born is incredibly important...
Police officer helps woman, daughter left homeless over medical bills

Police officer helps woman, daughter left homeless over medical bills

A woman is thanking a police officer for helping her when a health emergency left her homeless. Jennifer More and her mother, Barbara, were recently begging on a Los Angeles street corner when someone called the cops on them. A fall recently left Barbara with brain damage. Her medical bills were so expensive, she and her daughter were left with nothing, leading to homelessness. Los Angeles Police...
Baby who was 'close to death' from blood disease saved by anonymous bone marrow donor

Baby who was 'close to death' from blood disease saved by anonymous bone marrow donor

Baby Denniya Rawls was born with a potentially deadly genetic blood disease known as hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis, or HLH, and was admitted to Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital in March where doctors described her as “close to death.” “She was really almost in liver failure and could not breathe well,” Dr. Rabi Hanna, the department chairman of Pediatrics Hematology...
Strangers help man with Down syndrome rebuild movie collection lost in wildfire

Strangers help man with Down syndrome rebuild movie collection lost in wildfire

A man with Down syndrome is thanking strangers around the country for helping him rebuild his prized movie collectionafter a wildfire destroyed his home. Mark Orsillo, 34, was devastated when a a raging wildfire engulfed his family’s Oroville, California, home earlier this month. The family lost everything, including Mark’s collection of 400 DVDs. “He has all the movies from...
UPS driver adopts pit bull on her route after owner dies

UPS driver adopts pit bull on her route after owner dies

Katie Newhouser is a local UPS driver in Rancho Cucamonga, California, who had a special bond with a pit bull on her route named Leo. “He would hear my truck come into the condo complex and start barking and scratching at the door to come down to the truck,” Newhouser told PupJournal. “He would love to come into the truck and go into the back to look around.” In October...
Soldier who saluted stranger's funeral procession in viral photo responds to unexpected attention

Soldier who saluted stranger's funeral procession in viral photo responds to unexpected attention

A photo of Tennessee National Guard Col. Jack Usrey standing beside his car in the pouring rain to salute a funeral procession is going viral. But Usrey doesn’t think anything of it. He says that’s how he was raised, telling WTVF: “Maybe I can make them feel better. ... I’m just an average soldier, but I was raised that way. We always stopped; my mom and dad taught...
Wright State students uncover buried Clark County history

Wright State students uncover buried Clark County history

Wright State University students are digging up history in George Rogers Clark Park to piece together what happened at the Battle of Piqua. The students are enrolled in field school, a six-week archaeological dig that has focused on the Clark County historical site for the last two years. Led by Professor Lance Greene, students are looking for artifacts from the Shawnee village that once lived on...
Police release last text from 14-year-old electrocuted by cellphone in bath

Police release last text from 14-year-old electrocuted by cellphone in bath

Authorities in New Mexico on Friday released the final text message sent by 14-year-old Madison Coe before she was electrocuted while taking a bath earlier this month. Family members told KCBD that Madison was visiting her father in Lovington, New Mexico, on July 9 when she was electrocuted and killed while using her plugged-in cellphone in the bath. A trio of text messages released by Lovington...
5 years later: Mom of local man killed in Colorado theater shooting honors son’s heroic spirit

5 years later: Mom of local man killed in Colorado theater shooting honors son’s heroic spirit

Five years ago today the country was rocked with news of a late-night shooting that killed 12 and injured 70 others in an Aurora, Colo., movie theater. For Jerri Jackson, however, it feels like a lifetime. Her 27-year-old son, Matt McQuinn, lost his life shielding his girlfriend from gunfire during the shooting. To honor Matt’s memory and his spirit of kindness, Jerri established the Matt McQuinn...
Woman shot at gender reveal party not actually pregnant, police say

Woman shot at gender reveal party not actually pregnant, police say

A woman did not lose her unborn child during a shooting at a gender reveal party because she wasn't pregnant, police said.  >> Read more trending news  Cheyanne Willis threw a gender reveal party, but was not pregnant, Ohio police told WCPO-TV.  On July 8, Willis and others gathered at an Ohio home where she was going to announce the gender of her baby. Police...
Doctors remove 27 contact lenses from woman’s eye before cataract surgery 

Doctors remove 27 contact lenses from woman’s eye before cataract surgery 

A routine cataract surgery was abruptly halted when doctors found 17 contact lenses in a British woman’s eye, according to news reports. After finding the first clump, which they described as a “blueish mass,” they found 10 more.  >> Read more trending news  The 67-year-old woman from the United Kingdom had not complained of any irritation, just the normal...
Subway to offer self-order kiosks as part of new design

Subway to offer self-order kiosks as part of new design

Sandwich chain Subway is rolling out a new restaurant design at its more than 45,000 locations worldwide. The restaurant chain is rolling out the Subway Fresh Forward design, in an attempt to “highlight an amplified guest experience surrounding its fresh ingredients. A bright color palette, inspired by fresh vegetables, and the new choice mark serves as a focal point in the new space,&rdquo...
Fiona the hippo part of Graeter’s new zoo-inspired flavor

Fiona the hippo part of Graeter’s new zoo-inspired flavor

Graeter’s Ice Cream revealed a new flavor on Monday crafted specifically to celebrate the brand’s home city and one of Cincinnati’s favorite family-friendly attractions, the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden. Inspired by the wildly popular and prematurely born baby hippo Fiona, Chunky Chunky Hippo will be available for ice cream fans in Graeter’s Cincinnati, Dayton and Oxford...
OK to curse in front of your kids? Facebook post sparks debate

OK to curse in front of your kids? Facebook post sparks debate

A woman in Australia is making the case for cursing in front of children. >> Read more trending news  Constance Hall, an Australian blogger and mom, shared her theories in a Facebook post that went viral, and the “Today” Show further added to the discussion. In the post, Hall points out that she has let some reactionary swear words slip while in the presence of her...
Today’s heroic movies raise lots of super questions

Today’s heroic movies raise lots of super questions

First off, I don’t understand why people call him “Spidey.” They don’t call Superman “Supey.” Or Batman “Batty.” And yet just about everybody, up to and including a headline in The New York Times about the latest Spider-Man movie, referred to the adolescent superhero as “Spidey.” Leaving aside this question for future intellectual debate...
World Emoji Day: Fun symbols celebrated with contests, tributes

World Emoji Day: Fun symbols celebrated with contests, tributes

Emoji fans, today's your day. Tourist attractions, businesses and social-media users around the globe Monday are celebrating the fourth annual World Emoji Day, a tribute to everyone's favorite fun symbols. Is an emoji worth 1,000 words? Maybe not, but the smiley faces and other colorful icons have become a popular form of self-expression. Officially, there are currently 2,666 emojis, according...
Boy gets surprise from special heroes after no one shows up to his birthday party

Boy gets surprise from special heroes after no one shows up to his birthday party

After no one in 7-year-old Cole Hittler’s class showed up to his birthday party, he got a special surprise from those touched by his story. Hittler is in first grade at Harris Elementary in St. Charles, Missouri. As an infant, he underwent skull surgery. At age 4, he was diagnosed with Apraxia, a speech disorder. Once they heard that no one showed up to Cole’s birthday party...
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: 5 questions with WHIO’s Adam Marshall

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: 5 questions with WHIO’s Adam Marshall

Famed basketball player Kareem Abdul-Jabbar discussed his early athletic career and late-in-life cancer diagnosis during an interview Saturday with News Center 7’s Adam Marshall. The interview — held on stage during the Premier Health Collaborating Against Cancer Symposium at the Dayton Convention Center — lasted about 40 minutes before an audience of approximately 500. Abdul-Jabbar...
Maryland Zoo announces death of giraffe calf Julius

Maryland Zoo announces death of giraffe calf Julius

The Maryland Zoo announced the death of Julius, a giraffe calf, on Saturday. Julius had been in ill health since birth. He was born on June 15 to first-time mother Kesi. The calf never took to nursing and received supplemental feedings from zoo handlers. Julius also had a weakened immune system, which zoo medical staff were unable to stabilize. Dr. Samantha Sander said the decision to humanely euthanize...
Parents warn others of virus that can kill newborns from a kiss

Parents warn others of virus that can kill newborns from a kiss

Parents in Iowa are clinging onto hope for their newborn daughter, who contracted a deadly virus just from a simple kiss.  "It's horrific," Nicole Sifrit told WQAD. "Within two hours she had quit breathing and all of her organs just started to fail.”  The Iowa City couple welcomed their new child, Mariana, on July 1. A week later, they noticed she wasn’t eating...
Clark County shooting club works to gain new members, grow sport

Clark County shooting club works to gain new members, grow sport

Bob Fralick, president of the Clark County Sportsman’s Club, says skeet shooting is generally on the wane. But the club at has been tuning up target trajectories in three skeet fields reasoning that night-time shooting — skeet under the lights — might attract a summertime following. The wobble stand is a bit of a novelty, requiring that teammates take turns firing and loading their...
Springfield youth for group to create understanding across faiths

Springfield youth for group to create understanding across faiths

A group of Springfield youth from Muslim and Christian backgrounds have come together to learn more about different religions. “We’re friends with some of the girls from the mosque,” Emily Hasccke, a student at Springfield High and member of the Interfaith Youth Group, said. “We all thought it would be neat to start this group and to learn more about each other’s faith...
Springfield kids have fun in the mud at Splash Zone event

Springfield kids have fun in the mud at Splash Zone event

More than 350 Springfield children trounced through the mud as part of the second Mud Mania event held by the National Trail Parks and Recreation District. The event, which was also attended by about 300 adults, included multiple mud obstacles for children at the Splash Zone Family Aquatics Center on Friday morning that left many losing their shoes. It was held as part of the Health Nuts Mini Camps...
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