You have reached your limit of free articles this month.

Enjoy unlimited access to

Starting at just 99¢ for 8 weeks.


  • ePAPER

You have read of premium articles.

Get unlimited access to all of our breaking news, in-depth coverage and interactive features. Starting at just 99c for 8 weeks.


Welcome to

Your source for Clark and Champaign counties’ hometown news. All readers have free access to a limited number of stories every month.

If you are a News-Sun subscriber, please take a moment to login for unlimited access.

Buy new car with no haggle pricing

Buying a new car online and getting a guaranteed price is now easier thanks to the entry of a respected website into the marketplace. is rolling out its Price Promise service in select markets across the country. They’re now offering a no haggle experience at a low price. Other sites doing the same thing include,, and

We bought a used car last year that we found on It was a real deal. But the dealership we bought it from was a nightmare experience. I will never set foot in there again.

Meanwhile, another relatively easy way to buy a car involves emailing the Internet department at a dealership and negotiating by email. Make sure you always ask for a quote that includes all the junk fees a dealer may have.

Some dealers are charging “packs,” which are like phony charges for documents. It may sound silly, but it can amount to $300 or more just for doing the paperwork. Not every dealer tries to do this, so that’s why it’s important to shop around.

In other car news, GM is offering a new deal for free maintenance on 2014 models. The offer is good for two years or 24,000 miles and you get your maintenance for nothing during that period.

Cheaper Internet in rural America?

Look up in the sky, it’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s … Google’s Project Loon?!

Google is testing solar-powered hot air balloons in New Zealand that can beam high-speed Internet to rural areas, bypassing wires and bypassing the ground.

This project is the latest from the super-secret Google X development team. They’re the same team responsible for both winning ideas like the driverless car and goofy ideas like the Google Glasses.

The solar-powered hot air balloons fly 60,000 feet above the ground, which is roughly 12 miles high. This amazing initiative goes hand-in-hand with the Google Fiber experiments, which deliver free high-speed Internet in Kansas City and elsewhere at speeds 100 times faster than monopolies and at a better price.

Since their business relies so heavily on ad revenue, Google is basically trying to provide a third pipe with high-speed fiber in urban areas and balloons in rural areas. Anything to get people online and using their search engine and interacting with their ads!

The reality is technology can’t be bottled up and we will have steady alternatives to the vice of high prices and lack of innovation from the cable and phone monopolies that provide Internet to most Americans.

Reader Comments ...

Next Up in

Coupon deals of week
Coupon deals of week

Coupon availability and coupon values may vary within different regions or neighborhoods. Blink RevitaLens This week at Rite-Aid, Blink RevitaLens, is one sale for $7.99. Use the $3 off one Blink RevitaLens coupon found in most of today’s SmartSource inserts. When you check out, you will also get 200 PlentiPoints, which is equivalent to $2 good...
In search of an indestructible dog toy
In search of an indestructible dog toy

If my family was ever in an accident and the “Jaws of Life” were required, we’re all set. Teddy, our sweet, tummy-rub-loving Lab could handle the job. His jaws seem to be made of steel. RELATED » Teddy finds his voice The pooch can shred most toys in a matter of minutes. It doesn’t matter if the toy is soft and squishy...
This ‘Hunger Games’ exhibit is SO worth the drive
This ‘Hunger Games’ exhibit is SO worth the drive

If you were looking for an excuse for a mini-getaway that’s less than 3 hours away, your moment has come. “Hunger Games: The Exhibition” is on display now at The Frazier History Museum in Louisville, Kentucky through September 10, 2017. Louisville is about 2.5 hours from Dayton’s center, so it can easily be a day or weekend...
Plant a tree in honor of Arbor Day
Plant a tree in honor of Arbor Day

Given that yesterday was Arbor Day, why not plant a tree this weekend? Garden centers are stock-full of great selections for your landscape and have lots of people on hand to help you pick out the perfect tree. If you decide to plant a tree, make sure you plant it properly for longevity. One of the biggest mistakes that I see is that people plant trees...
Humane society, Dayton firefighters rescue cat stuck in pipe
Humane society, Dayton firefighters rescue cat stuck in pipe

It took hours and special equipment for rescuers to free a cat today with its head stuck in a pipe embedded in a cement block in Dayton. The Humane Society of Greater Dayton responded to a report the cat had been stuck for hours. When they arrived, the cat had worn down its nails clenching at the ground trying to escape. The pipe was too thick to easily...
More Stories