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Trooper with state patrol finds, attends to father and son who were in a car on I-75 in Butler County and overdosed on heroin. (Cox Media Group Ohio/archives)

Father, son found in car on I-75 in Butler County, OD’d on heroin

A father is charged with OVI and a second drug-related violation after he and his son were found in their car, which had come to a stop on I-75 North in West Chester Twp., Butler County, unconscious from overdosing on heroin.A trooper with the Ohio Highway Patrol had to break ...

A classroom at Possum Elementary is seen through the whirling bladed of a fan Monday. With temperatures in the school aproaching 100 degrees, children are ending the school day earlier in the day. Bill Lackey/Staff

Heat prompts early dismissals in Clark County schools

Hot weather prompted local officials to close schools early Monday and a soup kitchen opened as a cooling center.Clark Shawnee Local Schools, Greenon Local Schools and Southeastern Local Schools all dismissed students 1½ to 2 hours early due to excessive heat and lack of cooling in the school buildings. Also, ...

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The Princeton Review names top party schools

The University of Wisconsin-Madison has a reason to jump around this year.  The school tops The Princeton Review's list of the nation's top party schools.  >> Read more trending stories The Princeton Review ranks these schools based on online student surveys distributed to 143,000 students at 381 colleges. West Virginia University and ...

Motorists might not know all the rules related to a stopped school bus.

Clark County drivers put kids at risk passing school buses

School bus drivers in Clark County have reported multiple drivers breaking traffic laws and speeding past stopped school buses.Drivers not stopping for buses puts students lives at risk, Shawnee Local Schools Transportation Supervisor Jake Mattern said.But some motorists might not know all the rules when it comes to if and ...

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New Carlisle man arrested for tossing small dog out of window

A New Carlisle man was arrested on a charge accusing him of throwing a small dog out of a second-story window, according to the Clark County Sheriff’s Office.Deputies were dispatched to the Sunshine Apartments, at 2359 S. Dayton Lakeview Road, about 8 a.m.A Chihuahua was thrown through a window, bounced ...

Storm Center 7 explains: Why we saw such strong weekend storms

Lightning, heavy downpours, hail, strong winds — we saw all of it it pop up in spots throughout the Miami Valley from Friday night through Sunday night.

In some cases, storms came on in just a matter of minutes. Severe thunderstorm and flash flood warnings were issued as a result.

So why ...

Duke Energy online outage map

Power outages remain from weekend storms

UPDATE@5:10 p.m.DP&L; has been working to restore power to its customers across the Miami Valley. But as of 5 p.m., a total of 174 customers are still without power, including 123 in Montgomery County. A DP&L; officials said they expect to restore power to all customers by this evening.UPDATE @ ...

Graphic by Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini

More storms possible before break in heat, humidity

QUICK-LOOK FORECASTPop-up storms possible early this eveningStill unseasonably warm through midweekCold front will bring more pleasant weather to end the weekDOWNLOAD OUR FREE STORM CENTER 7 APPDETAILED FORECASTSkies will be partly cloudy with a few pop-up storms possible this evening, according to Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell.“While storms ...

Eric Elwell, WHIO StormCenter 7 Chief Meteorologist

Ohio tornado count soars in August

The return of much-needed rain in the region has eased drought conditions and brought about unusual spring-like severe storms resulting in a record breaking number of tornadoes for August in Ohio and Indiana. There were over two dozen tornadoes across the two states with eleven tornadoes touching down on Wednesday. ...

Food items from the food truck Taqueria Guanajuato. NICK GRAHAM/STAFF

OSU Extension to host food safety program in Clark County

The Ohio State University Extension Clark County is hosting a food safety program for food service employees from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Sept. 1 at the Springview Government Center, 3130 E. Main St.The class meets the guidelines of the Ohio Department of Health’s level one certification in food protection. ...

organizers would love a turnout similar to the US Air Force Marathon seen here. Courtesy of Staff Sgt. Markus Maier, US Air Force

Urbana YMCA to sponsor 5K race to benefit veterans

The Serve a Soldier 5K will begin with registration at 7 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, at the Champaign Family YMCA, 191 Community Drive in Urbana. There will be an opening ceremony at 8 a.m., and the race will start at 8:15 a.m.Paper registration forms are also available at Urbana United ...

Great-grandmother beaten, burned in her home dies weeks after attack

An elderly woman who was beaten and burned inside her Meriwether County home has died weeks after the attack, the county's coroner confirmed to WSB. Dorothy Dow, 83, was lying in her bed when three men and a woman kicked in her back door and attacked her in early August, according to ...

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Springfield medics use Narcan after 2 OD with children in truck

Springfield medics had to give Narcan to a man and woman who appeared to have overdosed while driving around the city with three small children in their truck.Johnny Sparks, 42, and Jessica Coffey, 32, of Fairborn pleaded not guilty to three charges each of child endangering.They were released from the ...

Melissa A. Smith

Miami County woman gets 9 months for cancer scam

TROY – A Covington woman police said swindled money from people by falsely telling them she had breast cancer — including one victim she had accompany her to a funeral home to make arrangements — was sentenced Monday to nine months in prison.Melissa A. Smith, 49, pleaded guilty in July ...

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Massachusetts man accused of threatening to kill Obama, burn mosque

A Massachusetts man is accused of stockpiling weapons and threatening to kill police, Muslims and President Barack Obama, according to court records. >> Read more trending stories Joseph Garguilo is also charged with possessing ammunition while under a domestic violence restraining order, according to a criminal complaint filed Sunday in ...

Kings Island begins construction on roller coaster

UPDATE@1:08 p.m. (Aug. 29):The first set of bents were placed on the new Mystic Timbers roller coaster Monday at Kings Island, according to a press release. The wooden roller coaster will be 3,265 feet long, reach 109 feet high, and weave along steep cliffs, down ravines, cross over water and ...

This video by Atlanta Speech School, a comprehensive school for language and literacy, has gone viral with more than 1 million views in just 10 days. (YouTube/Atlanta Speech School)

Atlanta school's video will make you rethink how you talk to kids

A video made by the Atlanta Speech School illustrates the impact that different attitudes and phrases have on children. >> Read more trending stories   The video starts with a young boy who explains what it feels like when an adult ignores him or loses patience with him. When he ...

The seal of the F.B.I. hangs in the Flag Room at the bureau's headquaters March 9, 2007 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Foreign hackers target state election systems; FBI investigates

Federal investigators believe hackers based outside of the United States are behind a pair of cyberattacks reported over the summer against election systems in two states, according to an FBI flash alert obtained by Yahoo! News. >> Read more trending stories The alert, dated Aug. 18, warned officials about attacks ...

Clark County Common Pleas Court. Bill Lackey/Staff

Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

COMMON PLEAS COURTNEW SUITS16-CV-0561 - Wright-Patt Credit Union, Inc., c/o Cenlar FSB, v. Todd M. Hensley, 3300 Bristol Dr., et al., complaint in foreclosure for $88,362.16-CV-0562 - Jenny Patton, 1535 Regent Ave., v. KBO, Inc., 508 W. Main St., and Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation, Columbus, notice of appeal.16-CV-0563 - ...

Excessive heat prompts schools to dismiss early, cooling center to open

Area school districts dismissing early due to heat

UPDATE @ 10:51 a.m. (Aug. 29)Up to six area school districts have school buildings dismissing two hours early today, due to heat.Clark-Shawnee Local SchoolsGreenon Local SchoolsSoutheastern Local SchoolsHoly Angels Catholic School in SidneySidney City SchoolsValley View Local SchoolsEARLIER REPORTExcessive heat is prompting two local school districts to dismiss early today, ...

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