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Chipotle food scare highlights issue that impacts thousands annually

Chipotle is grappling with more cases of foodborne illness, an issue that causes one in six Americans to get sick annually after consuming contaminated foods or beverages. The company’s stock has taken a hit this week following foodborne illness issues at a restaurant in Virginia and a report of rodents scurrying around at one of their restaurants in Texas. Chipotle executives told Business...


400 pounds of pot seized, 2 arrested in ‘large-scale’ Dayton to Columbus drug ring

400 pounds of pot seized, 2 arrested in ‘large-scale’ Dayton to Columbus drug ring

A task force investigation into a large-scale marijuana distribution network between Dayton and Columbus netted 400 pounds of pot and two arrests. Victor Guadiana, 54, of South Houston, Texas, and David Garcia-Barajas, 25, an illegal immigrant, were arrested Thursday night, Ohio Attorney Gen. Mike DeWine, Montgomery County Sheriff Phil Plummer, U.S. Department of Homeland Security Investigations Special...
Camp keeps Springfield kids learning to stop summer slide

Camp keeps Springfield kids learning to stop summer slide

Learning didn’t stop this summer for 72 Lincoln Elementary School students. The Bobcat Summer Adventure Camp, a six-week enrichment program for kindergarten through sixth grade sponsored by the Springfield Promise Neighborhood, supplemented what the students learned in summer school with reading and writing activities with themes on the natural world, the arts and athletics. DETAILS: Clark County...
Local ‘Ninja’ to be on NBC

Local ‘Ninja’ to be on NBC

Dan Arnold and family enjoy sharing their interest — and Dan’s success — in the “American Ninja Warrior” competition. Arnold, a nursing home administrator by day, was a participant in the most recent season’s competition that airs on NBC television. His training for the competition included working out on a “Ninja Warrior” obstacle course set up in the...
Chipotle food issues: Does your local restaurant have violations?

Chipotle food issues: Does your local restaurant have violations?

Chipotle’s stock has taken a hit this week following foodborne illness issues at a restaurant in Virginia and a report of rodents scurrying around one of their restaurants in Texas. Chipotle executives told Business Insider that the chain temporarily closed a restaurant in Sterling, Va., after a small number of customers reported symptoms like vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain, dehydration and...
Springfield woman charged after boy, 10, allegedly missing for 7 hours

Springfield woman charged after boy, 10, allegedly missing for 7 hours

A Springfield woman is accused of child endangering after an Amber Alert was nearly issued for a 10-year-old boy who was allegedly missing for more than seven hours on Tuesday evening. Jana Chanel Stanhope, 29, of 2503 Virginia Ave., faces two counts of child endangering. Stanhope plead not guilty in the Clark County Municipal Court on Wednesday morning. MORE CRIME: Springfield man accused of unlawful...
Updated Clark County Fair logo weaves family, fair history together

Updated Clark County Fair logo weaves family, fair history together

Twenty-five years have passed since the Clark County Fair logo was created so the time seemed ripe to wash it down, brush it off and groom it like an animal headed for the show ring. That the groomer is artist Jerid Smith, who raised the fair’s Grand Champion Hog in 1990, seems fair, in both senses of the word. That he used his favorite artistic tool, a computer, to breathe new life into an...
Clark County Fair hog project, swine flu teach about risks in life

Clark County Fair hog project, swine flu teach about risks in life

Our children love their animals: two dogs, six chickens, a pond full of fish and currently three market hogs. It’s no secret that the market hogs are what they are: hogs going to market. From day one, the kids all know this. Do they like bidding farewell to their beloved animals at the Clark County Fair? No. Have they given them the best possible — albeit short — life they can? Absolutely...
Clark County Fair Schedule: Find out what’s happening every day

Clark County Fair Schedule: Find out what’s happening every day

2017 Clark County Fair Schedule of Events Everyday: Krantz Antique Truck/Tractor/Equipment Exhibit (By the Entertainment Tent) Midway opens at noon and closes at 11 p.m. Paratus Helicopter Rides daily, $20 per person RELATED: Clark County Fair lowers price, plans more promotions, entertainment Friday, July 21 4, 6, 8 p.m.: Shark Encounter 5, 7, 9 p.m.: Pork Chop Review noon to 11 p.m.: Mechanical...
How to score a FREE Chipotle burrito this summer (hint: it’s kinda fun!)

How to score a FREE Chipotle burrito this summer (hint: it’s kinda fun!)

OK, you’re going to have to do a little work for this offer, but it’s worth it for a deal, right? Chipotle is offering buy one get one free burritos as part of a new collaboration that is connected to an iconic hip-hop act. Yes, that’s right. Now you have to know more, right? Know up front you will need to invest about 3 minutes of online play time to get this offer. 1. Visit the...
Country star, sharks highlight Clark County Fair entertainment

Country star, sharks highlight Clark County Fair entertainment

You won’t need a beach when Clark County gets its own shark week beginning Friday, July 21. Shark Encounter will bring live sharks to the midway for daily shows and highlights the Clark County Fair’s 2017 entertainment schedule. RELATED: Clark County Fair to see big changes at animal auctions this year Add in performing pigs and hogs, an exhibit devoted to one of the area’s leading...
Clark County Fair to see big changes at animal auctions this year

Clark County Fair to see big changes at animal auctions this year

For the first time, animals at the Clark County Fair will be sold on a single day at the inaugural Clark County Champion Showcase and Junior Fair Auction. In previous years, animal auctions took place over three days. This year, the one-day auction will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, July 28, in the Expo Center. RELATED: Mini indoor tractor pull makes debut at Clark County Fair “The bottom line...
Mini indoor tractor pull makes debut at Clark County Fair

Mini indoor tractor pull makes debut at Clark County Fair

Don’t call them lawn mowers. The vehicles competing in the Clark County Fair’s first mini indoor tractor pull may have started out that way but they certainly don’t act like it. READ MORE: Clark County Fair lowers price, plans more promotions, entertainment “It’s pretty much taking the original and making it a high performance vehicle, I guess you could say,” said...
Clark County Municipal Court cases

Clark County Municipal Court cases

CASES CALLED WEDNESDAY INCLUDED: Brittany J. Fent, 30, of 738 S. Broadmoor Blvd., assault, dismissed - prosecutor request. Carey Beth Goney, 24, of 914 Homestead Ave., domestic violence, assault, dismissed. Bobbie Lee Hagen, 29, address unknown, criminal damaging, dismissed - prosecutor request. Pauline E. Harris, 56, of 102 E. Main St., Apt. 401, theft, guilty, 10 days jail with 10 days suspended...
Clark County Fair lowers price, plans more promotions, entertainment

Clark County Fair lowers price, plans more promotions, entertainment

The 2017 Clark County Fair has more shows, more attractions and more free music — and it’s all for the lowest admission price that fairgoers have seen in a number of years, according to Dean Blair, executive director of the fairgrounds. “It’s more bang for the buck,” Blair said. General admission has dropped to $6, which is thought to be the lowest price since 1998. Parking...
Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

COMMON PLEAS COURT NEW SUITS 17-CV-0401 - The City of Springfield, Ohio, City Hall, 76 E. High St., v. Roosevelt Stembridge, 410 Willow Dr., et al., complaint for all defendants to be required to set forth interest or claims on the real property located at 915 W. Liberty St., that property be sold and the amount due plaintiff, $3,480, be paid from the proceeds, and that all liens on the property be...
Carlisle baby alive at birth, prosecutor says after teen mom in court

Carlisle baby alive at birth, prosecutor says after teen mom in court

An infant whose remains were found buried last week in a Carlisle backyard died more than two months ago but was alive at birth, not stillborn, court records and prosecutors revealed Friday. Brooke Skylar Richardson, the 18-year-old mother now charged with reckless homicide, spent just more than two minutes in a Warren County courtroom Friday. On Friday evening, Warren County Prosecutor David Fornshell...
Air Force awards big contract to UDRI

Air Force awards big contract to UDRI

The University of Dayton Research Institute has received a seven-year, $43 million Air Force contract to develop nonmetal materials for airplanes, spacecraft and ground vehicles. Researchers at UDRI’s campus and at the Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base will investigate adhesives, sealants, elastomers, textiles, and composites, among other materials, according to...
Bacon cravings push pork prices higher

Bacon cravings push pork prices higher

Your love of bacon is causing pork-belly prices to reach record highs. As more and more people reach for a pack of bacon at the grocery store, pig farmers are struggling to keep up the demand, according to a report from the Wall Street Journal. Pork-belly, the part of the hog used to make bacon, have risen around 80 percent in 2017. Americans bought 14 percent more bacon at stores in 2016 compared...
Ohio unemployment rate ticks up

Ohio unemployment rate ticks up

Ohio’s unemployment rate rose slightly in June, back up to 5 percent from 4.9 percent in May. The number of unemployed in the state has gradually risen by about 10,000 people in the past year, even as the state added 56,800 jobs from June 2016 to June 2017. Non-agricultural wage and salary employment increased 11,500 over the month, to 5,528,800 in June, the state reported Friday morning. UNFILLED...
2016 Clark County Fair Queen advice: Make the most of fair week

2016 Clark County Fair Queen advice: Make the most of fair week

Lea Kimley was shocked when she was crowned 2016 Clark County Fair Queen. Then she was just plain busy. “It’s really overwhelming,” Kimley said. “As soon as you get the hang of it, fair week is over.” Kimley attended a long list of events as queen, both at the fair and after it ended. Her reign also helped her meet one of her best friends. Kimley, 19, met Pickaway County&rsquo...
DP&L outages, after severe storms, drop to just more than 1,200

DP&L outages, after severe storms, drop to just more than 1,200

Reported outages across the Miami Valley continue into late Friday afternoon after severe weather moved through the region this morning.  Latest outages at 5 p.m., according to DP&L:  914 in Montgomery 164 in Greene   79 in Preble   37 in Champaign   33 in Miami According to Ohio Edison:   29 in Clark [Summary]
Stabbing victim, suspect both recorded deadly incident, police believe

Stabbing victim, suspect both recorded deadly incident, police believe

Middletown police have seized cell phones from the deceased and the accused in the latest Middletown homicide because both were allegedly filming events surrounding the fatal stabbing. Zachary Fields, 19, of Shafor Street, is charged with murder in the death of Nick Kriner, 34, early July 14, according to police and court records. He called 911 after the fatal stabbing and said to dispatchers that...
Tree falls on Arcanum home as severe weather moves through

Tree falls on Arcanum home as severe weather moves through

The Miami Valley is under a Severe Thunderstorm Warning until 8:15 a.m. Storm damage has been reported in the area. Huber Heights crews are working to clear and tree that fell across Rip Rap Road Westbound Kemp at Grange Hall Road in Beavercreek is shut down for a tree across the roadway as of 8:10 a.m. At 10877 North Kessler Road in Piqua, a DP&L pole is reportedly on fire...
Springfield wants hazardous waste dump named a Superfund site

Springfield wants hazardous waste dump named a Superfund site

The city of Springfield wants the Tremont City Barrel Fill — which has 1.5 million gallons of hazardous waste near the city’s drinking water source — to be placed on the Superfund list to ensure federal action. Springfield city commissioners unanimously passed a resolution two weeks ago backing a reduced $24 million clean-up plan two weeks ago at the closed dump that has industrial...
Troopers make more drug arrests, impaired driving up in Clark County

Troopers make more drug arrests, impaired driving up in Clark County

Ohio troopers are making more drug arrests this year, a trend local leaders say they expect to see in Clark County, too. Felony drug arrests by troopers statewide are up 12 percent compared to this time last year, according to statistics from the Ohio State Highway Patrol. Troopers in Clark County have made 36 felony drug arrests so far in 2017, but that number will likely go up, said Lt. Brian Aller...
Storms return late tonight

Storms return late tonight

Skies will be partly cloudy with temperatures and humidity on the rise. There is a slight chance for a shower or storm to pop-up through sunset. Temperatures will rebound back into the 80s, Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell said. Threat for strong storms for the weekend Heat, humidity stay high through Sunday Cooler, calmer early next week Tonight: Partly cloudy skies along with...

Tensing decision will be a challenge for community, experts say

Two area experts agreed with the decision by Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters this week to not pursue a new trial against former University of Cincinnati officer Ray Tensing. Deters said it was his decision alone not to try Tensing again after two hung juries on murder and voluntary manslaughter charges for killing black motorist Sam Dubose, 43, who was stopped for missing a front license plate...
Son of Cold War U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers to appear at AF Museum

Son of Cold War U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers to appear at AF Museum

Francis Gary Powers Jr. was often questioned about his father, but the answers were lacking. The son of the most famous Cold War pilot, Francis Gary Powers Sr., who was shot down in a U-2 spy plane over the Soviet Union in 1960, wanted answers so he decided to find them. “I didn’t do research to vindicate my father,” said Powers, 52, founder and chairman emeritus of The Cold War...
I-70 fatal crash: Police investigate why semi hit Beavercreek van

I-70 fatal crash: Police investigate why semi hit Beavercreek van

Passing motorists attempted to save two children with ties to Beavercreek in the few minutes before Indiana State Troopers arrived at the Interstate 70 crash that killed them Tuesday, a trooper said. The crash killed Finley and Brennen Bereda, ages 1 and 5, and sent their mother and driver Christina Bereda, 33, and sibling Jordan, 3, to hospitals in Indianapolis. Christina Bereda has been released...
Clark County groups combine for hazmat training

Clark County groups combine for hazmat training

Firefighters and area health officials spent Thursday morning training to react in case of a major chemical spill or similar emergency. The exercise, which lasted most of the day, was designed to give rescuers and staff at the Springfield Regional Medical Center hands-on experience with how to deal with emergencies involving hazardous materials, said Ken Johnson, deputy director of the Clark County...
Ohio Gov. John Kasich says death of Linkin Park singer ‘a sad day’

Ohio Gov. John Kasich says death of Linkin Park singer ‘a sad day’

You wouldn’t expect a state governor to release a statement on the passing of a new metal/rap band’s singer, but John Kasich was touched enough by the death of Linkin Park Singer Chester Bennington’s death to release a statement on Twitter. “I’m still a big fan of Linkin Park,” Kasich tweeted on his personal account. “Met Chester in Columbus and he was...
NASCAR’s Petty helps open Spectrum

NASCAR’s Petty helps open Spectrum

Although the Spectrum Brands Global Auto Care center in Dayton has been preparing, packaging and shipping products for months, it got an official opening Thursday, with a little help from some friends — including a NASCAR legend. Richard Petty has been associated with STP gas and oil treatment products for some 46 years. “I’ve followed them around all over country, with different...
Longtime Urbana auto dealer sold to SVG Motors

Longtime Urbana auto dealer sold to SVG Motors

A growing chain of car dealerships recently stepped in to buy one of the longest-running family owned businesses in Urbana, with plans to add additional employees and renovate the business. SVG Motors, an auto dealer with locations in Dayton, Eaton and Greenville, has purchased Trenor Motors for an undisclosed price. READ MORE: Springfield Airport tapped to test new drone technology The Urbana company...
Local doctors: John McCain’s cancer is aggressive

Local doctors: John McCain’s cancer is aggressive

Glioblastoma, the type of brain cancer that U.S. Sen. John McCain has is known to be aggressive and so difficult to irradicate that it is considered incurable, according to area oncologists. But advances in brain imaging and surgery as well as radiation and chemotherapy have turned brain cancer from a quick death sentence into a disease that can often be far more effectively treated than in the past...
A sneak peek at Dayton’s $64M downtown library

A sneak peek at Dayton’s $64M downtown library

When downtown Dayton’s main library branch opens to the public Aug. 5, the sparkling $64 million building will represent the centerpiece of a nearly $200 million voter-approved initiative to renovate libraries across the region. The main branch is opening nearly nine months behind its original schedule and fell behind minority contracting goals, but library officials say it’s on budget...
Enon woman dies after years of work in local government, agencies

Enon woman dies after years of work in local government, agencies

Priscilla Smithers, who served as Springfield City Clerk, an Enon Village Council member and will several local nonprofits, has died. She was 75. Smithers began as the director of community services for Continental Cablevision before taking the position as clerk of Springfield City Commission, which she held for nine years. She was credited as a stabilizing force during a tumultuous time at City Hall...
Clark County deputies stop man on I-70 accused of trafficking meth

Clark County deputies stop man on I-70 accused of trafficking meth

A Missouri man has been accused of attempting to traffic meth through Clark County using Interstate 70. Ryan Burke, 36, has been charged with possession of drugs, trafficking in drugs, drug paraphernalia and tampering with evidence. He is accused of having in his possession 11 grams of meth, four glass pipes and digital scales. READ MORE: Secret indictment accuses Springfield man of several burglaries...
John McCain gave one of his biggest political speeches in Dayton area

John McCain gave one of his biggest political speeches in Dayton area

U.S. Sen. John McCain, who announced Wednesday that he has brain cancer, made the Dayton area central to his presidential run in 2008. McCain, R-Arizona, chose Wright State University in Fairborn as the place he introduced Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin to the world. Standing onstage at Wright State’s Nutter Center on Aug. 29, 2008 - his 72nd birthday -  McCain made the announcement that Palin...
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...
Swedish clothing retailer to open at local outlet mall

Swedish clothing retailer to open at local outlet mall

Swedish clothing retailer H&M is opening a location at the Tanger Outlet in Jeffersonville. The retailer, known for its clothing for men, women, teenagers and children, will open at the Tanger Outlet at 8000 Factory Shops Blvd. on July 27. The first 200 shoppers in line will receive giveaway prizes up to $300, according to the retailer. Customers can also receive 15 percent off their next purchase...
Ohio, local leaders react to news Sen. John McCain has brain cancer

Ohio, local leaders react to news Sen. John McCain has brain cancer

The news that Sen. John McCain, the 2008 Republican nominee for president, has brain cancer drew reaction from across the country and in Ohio. Here’s what some local and Ohio leaders had to say: “I have had the privilege of working and traveling overseas with Senator John McCain to strengthen our Armed Forces. He has not only been a hero for our country but also a mentor to me. I have...
Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

AUDITOR’S OFFICE Property Transfers Donald and Shirley Parks to Donald Parks, 705 Bayberry Dr., New Carlisle; no fee. Federal National Mortgage Assn., to Donald W. McKee Jr., and Melissa D. McKee, 1109 Edgebrook Ave., New Carlisle; no fee. Katie J. and Curtis A. Estes to Katie J. Estes, 4225 Quwood Road and 0 Quwood, Rear, Springfield; no fee. Ronald L. Patton to Dan Phillips, 6363 Fletcher...
Feds indict ringleader, 7 others for string of pharmacy robberies

Feds indict ringleader, 7 others for string of pharmacy robberies

Federal prosecutors have identified the ringleader of a suspected pharmacy robbery operation, according to recently unsealed federal court records. Eight serial pharmacy robbery suspects have been re-indicted as part of one conspiracy, according to a 10-count indictment filed in Dayton’s U.S. District Court. Jamar “Boo” Warren, 21, of Dayton was named as the organizer of a plan to...
Linkin Park cancels tour following death of Chester Bennington

Linkin Park cancels tour following death of Chester Bennington

Following the death of Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington, the rock band has canceled its upcoming tour. Concert promoter Live Nation issued a statement on Friday: The band’s U.S. tour to support new album “One More Light” was slated to kick off a summer run of arenas and amphitheaters with Machine Gun Kelly on July 27 in Boston. Bennington, 41, died of a suicide by hanging Thursday...
Beyonce’s wax figure restyled and ‘adjusted’ after criticism 

Beyonce’s wax figure restyled and ‘adjusted’ after criticism 

Beyonce’s wax figure at Madame Tussauds in New York took a brief break and returned restyled and “adjusted” Friday after fans said it looked nothing like the star. The New York Times reported that the statue wasn’t on display Thursday afternoon. A museum representative would not answer questions about why the figure was no longer displayed, only saying that it was ...
Air France to launch new airline specifically for millennials

Air France to launch new airline specifically for millennials

Air France will launch a new airline specifically for passengers aged 18 to 35. On Thursday, the airline announced its new airline, Joon, which will begin operating routes this fall.  >> Read more trending news According to a news release, Joon’s targeted clientele is young working professionals whose lifestyles revolve around digital technology. “Designed for our...
Korn’s Brian Welch apologizes for comments on Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington’s suicide

Korn’s Brian Welch apologizes for comments on Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington’s suicide

Just hours after Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington was found dead from suicide, Brian “Head” Welch, who is a guitarist for the band Korn, made a few controversial statements on his Facebook page about the singer’s death. Welch made a series of posts, all of which have since been deleted from his page, criticizing the singer for taking the “cowardly way out.”...
Mandel slams civil rights group, stands with conspiracy theorists

Mandel slams civil rights group, stands with conspiracy theorists

Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel, who often talks on the campaign trail about his Holocaust survivor grandparents, took to Twitter this week to slam the Anti-Defamation League as a “partisan witch hunt group,” and backed two controversial political operatives, including one tied to an unproven story last year that claimed the Hillary Clinton campaign was linked to a child sex trafficking ring...
Restaurant customers' cars stolen from valet while dining

Restaurant customers' cars stolen from valet while dining

An evening meal at an Atlanta restaurant took a turn when customers' cars were stolen, leaving a bad taste in their mouths. >> Read more trending news Teresa Kilborn was dining at Agave restaurant in southeast Atlanta Tuesday night after leaving her car with the valet. When she finished eating, she discovered that her car had been stolen. "I was pretty shocked," Kilborn told WSB-TV...
WATCH: Foreigner members reunite for first time in 37 years

WATCH: Foreigner members reunite for first time in 37 years

Three former members of rock band Foreigner reunited for the first time since 1980 during a concert at Jones Beach, New York. Rolling Stone reported that original lead singer Lou Gramm, original keyboardist Al Greenwood and original instrumentalist Ian McDonald performed 1977’s “Long, Long Way From Home,” 1978’s “Hot Blooded” and 1984’s “I...

COMMENTARY: Accused killer walks, a dress-code violator sits in jail

An accused serial killer walked out of police custody only to commit another felony. Around that same time, another man was held in jail for violating a dress code. His crime — wearing a hoodie and saggy pants inside an RTA hub. The alleged murderer walked free, while the man with droopy drawers sat in jail. The reason? One had access to money while the other didn’t. When four young men...
Cops: Mom out 'clubbing' left daughter, 11, to ask neighbors for food

Cops: Mom out 'clubbing' left daughter, 11, to ask neighbors for food

Meara Fisher said didn’t want to call the cops at first when her neighbor’s 11-year-old daughter came to her apartment in Marietta, Georgia, and asked for food. She said didn’t want to make a bad situation worse. So Fisher said she instead made the girl all she had: toast and noodles. The girl said her mother, Deborah Ann Oats, was out clubbing, but would be back in 15 minutes, according...

TODAY’S MODERATOR: Keeping Jane Austen alive

So, I’m not the only reader who likes Jane Austen. This enthusiastic email arrived in response to our item about the 200th anniversary of the British author’s death. “I can tell you that the ideas and thoughts of Jane Austen are kept alive in the Dayton area. … The fact that what Jane Austen writes is timeless and universal is what is important,” writes Cheri Brinkman...
Woman used dating site to bilk man out of $300,000, police say

Woman used dating site to bilk man out of $300,000, police say

A Florida man was looking for companionship, but now he’s a lot lighter in the wallet after being tricked out of $300,000, police said.  An 85-year-old Pembroke Pines man started dating Nancy Guy, 45, after meeting her on a dating site. Guy claimed to be a dress maker who needed money, according to the Miami Herald.  Guy promised to repay the man, but her “excuses ranged...
Linkin Park's Chester Bennington died on late rocker friend Chris Cornell's birthday

Linkin Park's Chester Bennington died on late rocker friend Chris Cornell's birthday

After the death of rocker Chris Cornell was announced in May, Chester Bennington was one of the many high profile names that paid tribute to the Soundgarden singer. >> Read more trending news Bennington, best known as the lead singer of the band Linkin Park, died by suicide this week. He was found hanging in a private residence in California early Thursday morning. Bennington&rsquo...
Report: Ryan Seacrest to make more than $10 million for 'American Idol' return

Report: Ryan Seacrest to make more than $10 million for 'American Idol' return

Ryan Seacrest announced Thursday that he will return as the host of the upcoming “American Idol” reboot on ABC. >> Read more trending news “It’s genuinely hard to put into words what ‘American Idol’ means to me,” Seacrest said in a statement of the news. “I’m so grateful for the show and all the career and life opportunities it&rsquo...
Veteran allowed to keep ducks that help with PTSD

Veteran allowed to keep ducks that help with PTSD

A veteran suffering from PTSD will be allowed to keep his ducks, which he said are therapeutic to him. Darin Welker was convicted in 2014 of a misdemeanor for violating a town ban on owning farm animals, according to the Coshocton Tribune. A state appeals court upheld his conviction, and the Ohio Supreme Court declined to hear his appeal. However, this week, the West Lafayette Village Council...
Police recommend charges against teens investigators said taunted, recorded drowning man

Police recommend charges against teens investigators said taunted, recorded drowning man

The teenagers who police said did nothing to help a drowning man and instead recorded the incident and mocked him may now face charges, Cocoa police said.. At first, the suspects were not going to be charged in connection with 31-year-old Jamel Dunn’s death. Investigators were told by the State Attorney’s Office that while there was no moral justification for the July 9 incident...
Clark County Fair weather forecast

Clark County Fair weather forecast

A hot and humid weekend will bring the threat of more storms to the Miami Valley. While at the Clark County Fair this weekend, it's also important to drink lots of water as temperatures soar to highs around 90 degrees, said Storm Center 7 Meteorologist McCall Vrydaghs. Friday started out with severe weather across the area. The chances for wet weather will decrease through the day, then drying...
OVI checkpoint tonight in Montgomery County: Find out where

OVI checkpoint tonight in Montgomery County: Find out where

An OVI checkpoint will be held from 9 to 11 p.m. tonight in Vandalia. The sobriety checkpoint will be on U.S. 40, and will include patrols in the surrounding area to aggressively combat alcohol-related injury and fatal crashes, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol. The checkpoint, funded by federal grants, is planned to deter and intercept impaired drivers. State law requires law enforcement...
Man fatally stabbed while eating bagel 

Man fatally stabbed while eating bagel 

A man was eating a bagel outside of a convenience store when he was fatally stabbed in the chest early Thursday morning. The 31-year-old victim was seated on a crate eating a toasted bagel with jelly around 6:20 a.m. when the suspect walked over to him, unfolded a knife and plunged it into the man’s chest, according to the New York Daily News. In video of the incident, the victim looks...
Who is Anthony Scaramucci, the new  White House communications director?

Who is Anthony Scaramucci, the new  White House communications director?

The White House announced Friday that Anthony Scaramucci, a longtime supporter of President Donald Trump, has been named White House communications director. Soon after the announcement was made, White House press secretary Sean Spicer announced his resignation. Who is Scaramucci? Here’s a look at the new communications director. Scaramucci, 53, is a Wall Street financier. He has degrees from...
Agree to terms: Thousands unknowingly agree to clean toilets for free Wi-Fi

Agree to terms: Thousands unknowingly agree to clean toilets for free Wi-Fi

Overage charges for cell phone data usage aren’t cheap, and many people are excited with the prospect of getting free Wi-Fi in shared spaces. >> Read more trending news But “free” Wi-Fi is almost never free. Usually, getting access requires accepting some terms and conditions from the provider. But do those agreements say anything out of the ordinary? And does anyone read them...
Woman live tweets ‘nightmare’ encounter with feet on flight

Woman live tweets ‘nightmare’ encounter with feet on flight

There are some things you should and shouldn’t do on a plane; one of those is rub your feet on the armrests of the person in front of you. >> Read more trending news Jessie Char, 30, shared on social media that she had a “nightmare” flight due to a pair of unwelcome feet. Char live tweeted her experience, which was horrible for her but entertainment for others. It all started...
Sean Spicer resigns, Sarah Huckabee Sanders named next White House press secretary

Sean Spicer resigns, Sarah Huckabee Sanders named next White House press secretary

White House press secretary Sean Spicer resigned from his post Friday morning, six months and one day after taking the position. In a message posted to Twitter Friday afternoon, Spicer said he will continue to serve as press secretary through August. “It's been an honor (and) a privilege to serve (President Donald Trump and) this amazing country,” he wrote. Deputy White House press secretary...
Machete-wielding driver fights pedestrian armed with trash can

Machete-wielding driver fights pedestrian armed with trash can

A driver armed with a machete and a man walking across the street who did not seem to be paying attention while on a cellphone grabbed a trash can and started fighting Wednesday, police said.  A passerby caught the fracas on camera. The video shows the pedestrian, who is dressed in red, in a standoff with Luis Roman, 35, who is holding a machete, clanging the blade on the sidewalk. A woman...
Blac Chyna talks about moving on from revenge porn scandal

Blac Chyna talks about moving on from revenge porn scandal

Blac Chyna is moving on. In the weeks since her ex-fiancé Rob Kardashian shared nude and explicit photos of her, Chyna has been focused on the positive things in her life, especially her daughter, Dream. >> Read more trending news “Words are words, but once you start posting actual pictures, then that’s just not right. It’s actually against the law,” she told ...
Cecil the lion's son, Xanda, shot, killed in trophy hunt

Cecil the lion's son, Xanda, shot, killed in trophy hunt

Just two years after Cecil the lion was shot dead by a trophy hunter, the animal’s eldest son has met the same fate. >> Read more trending news  Cecil’s son, six-year-old Xanda, was recently killed not far from where Cecil died, just outside the Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe, People magazine reported. And like Cecil’s demise, trophy hunters are to...
Free of basketball-sized tumor, Lissa the Rhino is a cancer survivor

Free of basketball-sized tumor, Lissa the Rhino is a cancer survivor

Lissa doesn’t need a bright ribbon to designate her a cancer survivor, she’s a rhino after all. Where would she put it? Instead it is what’s absent on Lissa that attests to her battle – unlike her herdmates, Lissa is missing the pointy protuberance that should sit at the end of her snout. Her horn is but a stump. Four years ago, Lissa went under the knife –...
Coding school giant Iron Yard to close all campuses

Coding school giant Iron Yard to close all campuses

A South Carolina-based coding school with 15 locations across the country announced plans Thursday to close all of its campuses. The Iron Yard, a four-year-old company, posted a message on its website about the closure. “In considering the current environment, the board of The Iron Yard has made the difficult decision to cease operations at all campuses after teaching out remaining summer...
Snake knocks out power for 22,000 customers in Florida

Snake knocks out power for 22,000 customers in Florida

Florida's Jacksonville Electric Authority is working on changes to keep critters from knocking out residents' power. A snake is being blamed for a major outage in Orange Park that left 22,000 customers in the dark. JEA officials said the snake came into contact with a high voltage circuit breaker. A wildlife trapper said it was a red rat snake. “This time of year the snakes are really bad...
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