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The story of the invasive callery pear

Last week while discussing the newly released Ohio Department of Agriculture’s Invasive Species list, I mentioned that callery pear was on it. I have written about the story of this invasive tree, but it’s worth doing it again because it’s really quite interesting. Callery pears were first brought to the United States from Asia back in the early 1920s. In the 1960s a new cultivar...

HS Scores 1/18: Stidham nets triple double, Oakwood upsets CJ

PREP RESULTS Boys Basketball Wednesday’s Results Cedarville 63, West Jefferson 53: Casey (WJ) 10; Cross (C) 29. Hamilton 49, Middletown 44: Williams (M) 19; Robinson (H) 21. Girls Basketball Wednesday’s Results Badin 40, Northwest 34: Broermann (B) 11. Beavercreek 60, Miamisburg 31: Pringle (M) 10. Benjamin Logan 54, Bellefontaine 40 Butler 57, West Carrollton 33 Centerville 66, Lebanon...

HS Results 1/18: Griffitts records triple double in Tecumseh girls win

The Tecumseh girls basketball team defeated Northmont, 66-48. Corrine Thomas led all scorers with 25 points for Tecumseh. Presley Griffitts had an outstanding night offensively, recording a triple double with 23 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists. Zoey Berner tacked on a double double with 13 points and 11 rebounds. Jenna Hoschouer tallied 12 points in the loss and Salena Roberts chipped in 11. Girls...
Soldier from Clark County is missing from Fort Drum, New York

Soldier from Clark County is missing from Fort Drum, New York

Spc. Trevor Nichols, a soldier from Clark County, is missing from Fort Drum, N.Y., and a national organization is asking for the public's help in finding him.  "I see absolutely nothing that says foul play" or suicide, Brenda Paradise, a private investigator who volunteers for Guardian Search and Investigations.  That organization issued a press release Thursday about Spc. Nichols...
RUBIN, Suzanne K.

RUBIN, Suzanne K.

RUBIN, Suzanne K. Age 79 of Dayton, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 She was the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Milton Segal, and is survived by her husband of 57 years, Phil Rubin and her two children, David Rubin of Chicago, and Elaine (Mark) Spaulding of Dallas and three grandchildren, Zach and Allie Spaulding, and Sarah Rubin. She was a graduate of Fairview High School and attended...
Nelson, Darlene

Nelson, Darlene

NELSON, Darlene "Sister Nelson" 75, of Springfield, went home to be with the Lord January 16, 2018 in Heartland of Springfield. She was born October 22, 1942 in Paintsville, Kentucky the daughter of William and Vesta Mae (Harris) Fitch. Sister Nelson was a member of the Greater Life Apostolic Church. She enjoyed sewing, crocheting, painting, word search books and visiting flea markets and...
Fish, Cleva

Fish, Cleva

FISH, Cleva 89, of Springfield, went home to be with her Lord January 14, 2018 in Springfield Regional Medical Center. She was born March 7, 1928 in Harrogate, Tennessee, the daughter of Rev. Henry and Bessie (Sharp) Ellison. Mrs. Fish was a member of the Springfield Missionary Baptist Church. She loved to read her bible, sing and write songs, hunt for mushrooms and the Cincinnati Reds. She had been...
Springfield, Allan

Springfield, Allan

SPRINGFIELD, Allan Bates 60, passed away on December 31, 2017 after a long illness. He is absent from the body but present with his Lord and Savior. Allan was born in Chattanooga, TN on May 4, 1957 to Gerald Lee Springfield and Betty Jean Springfield. He attended Middletown High School. Allan loved fishing, hunting and the outdoors. Allan left behind 2 sons, Allan and Andrew, both of Franklin, OH...
SOUDER, Terrance L.

SOUDER, Terrance L.

SOUDER, Terrance L. "Terry" 85, of Springfield, Ohio, died Monday, January 15, 2018 after many years of pain from persistently declining health. Terry, beloved husband, father and grandfather (and so much more) was born on October 15, 1932 in Springfield, Ohio, the son of Forrest L. and Angie L. (Clemans) Souder. Terry graduated from Springfield High School, class of 1950, joined the United...
Skinner, Patrick

Skinner, Patrick

SKINNER, Patrick K. 58, of Springfield, passed away peacefully surrounded by family Monday, January 15, 2018 in Kindred Hospital of Dayton. Patrick was born January 4, 1960 in Springfield, Ohio to Paul and Nancy (Shonkwiler) Skinner. He was a 1978 graduate of Catholic Central High School and was a member of St. Raphael Church. He retired from Kroger's after 40 years as a meat cutter, was an avid Nascar...
PICKLESIMER, Robert

PICKLESIMER, Robert

PICKLESIMER, Robert S. Age 89, of South Vienna, passed away Jan. 15, 2018. Visitation Jan. 19, 12-1 p.m., Richards, Raff & Dunbar Memorial Home. View the obituary on Legacy.com Funeral Home Information Richards, Raff & Dunbar Memorial Home 838 East High Street Springfield, OH 45505 www.richardsraffanddunbar.com
Mundy, Vivian

Mundy, Vivian

MUNDY, Vivian Angeline Miner 93 of Springfield went to heaven on January 18, 2018 to be reunited with her husband of 73 years Cecil. She is survived by her children Sue (Roger) Davis, Judy (Johnny) Reda, Joe (Laurel) Mundy and David (Michele) Mundy and son-in-law Denny Dennis; 9 grandchildren Tammy, Chip, Bill, Marty, Roger, Matt, Lindsey, Christian and Charity; 3 step grandchildren Angie, Pam and...
MINCH, Rose M.

MINCH, Rose M.

MINCH, Rose M. Age 77 of Centerville, OH passed away Monday, January 8, 2018 at Kettering Medical Center. She was born February 17, 1940 in Springfield, Ohio to Robert E. and Catherine M.(Ryan) Garrity. Rose graduated from Catholic Central High School in Springfield, OH in 1958. She graduated from the University of Dayton with a Bachelor's of Education and obtained her Master's in Computer Information...
McDonald, Robert

McDonald, Robert

McDONALD, Robert "Bob" 61 of Enon died January 15, 2018 in Springfield. Funeral service will be 4:00 Sunday, January 21, 2018 in Adkins Funeral Home, Enon. Visitation will be from 2-4 prior to the service in the funeral home. www.adkinsfunerals.com. Sign the guestbook at Legacy.com View the obituary on Legacy.com Funeral Home Information Adkins Funeral Home 7055 Dayton Road Enon, OH 45323...
HOBERTY, Norma

HOBERTY, Norma

HOBERTY, Norma J. 80, of Springfield. Service Saturday at 1:00 PM. in RICHARDS, RAFF & DUNBAR MEMORIAL HOME. Visitation one-hour prior. Sign the guestbook at Legacy.com View the obituary on Legacy.com Funeral Home Information Richards, Raff & Dunbar Memorial Home 838 East High Street Springfield, OH 45505 www.richardsraffanddunbar.com
HANNAHAN, Joann

HANNAHAN, Joann

HANNAHAN, Joann 89, of Springfield, passed away peacefully after a brief illness on January 17, 2018 in Oakwood Village. She was born November 22, 1928 in Springfield, the daughter of the late Arthur B. and Grace (Croy) Day. Joann was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and volunteered for many years at Mercy Hospital. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother and was...
GEBHART, Charlotte K.

GEBHART, Charlotte K.

GEBHART, Charlotte K. 99 passed away at Hospice of Dayton, Tuesday January 16, 2018 in Dayton. She was born on December 17, 1918 to the late Richard and Alice Cross in Springfield, OH. Charlotte retired from Dayton Public Schools as a teacher. She was an animal lover and volunteered at Bruckner's Nature Center in Troy, for many years. She is preceded in death by her husband of 65+ years, Clyde; son...
Earl, LIVERNOIS Earl LIVERNOIS III

Earl, LIVERNOIS Earl LIVERNOIS III

LIVERNOIS, III, Earl Of Springfield, passed away Jan. 12, 2018. Private service. Young Lusain Funeral Home. View the obituary on Legacy.com
O'NEAL, Raymond W.

O'NEAL, Raymond W.

O'NEAL, Sr., Raymond W. 77, of Dayton, OH died January 13, 2018. Raymond operated a private law practice in the Dayton area for over 40 years and had been extremely active in the community over the years. Raymond was a member of Mt. Enon Missionary Baptist Church, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, the American Bar Association, and the Ohio Bar Association. He leaves to cherish his memory beloved wife, Brenda...
LAMBERT, Louise S.

LAMBERT, Louise S.

LAMBERT, Louise S. Age 96 of Dayton, passed away Tuesday, January 9, 2018. She was born in Monticello, KY on February 19, 1921 to her parents, Richard F. & Florence J. (Jones) Shearer who have preceded her in death along with husband of 52 years, Elmer; and brother, John Shearer. Louise is survived by her son and his wife, Kenneth & Sherry Lambert; and grandson and his wife, Kristopher Steele & Melissa...
DAWSON, Jane

DAWSON, Jane

DAWSON, Jane Anne Of Centerville died on December 23, 2017. Born in Springfield, Ohio January 22, 1944. Daughter of the Rev. John W. and Mary Catherine Rilling. BS 1965 from Wittenberg and MBA 1988 from WSU. Preceded in death by her parents and her brother,John F. Rilling (Melanie). Survived by husband, Wayne H. Dawson, son David W. Dawson (Nicole), daughter Anne C. Reitz (Thom) and sister Beth Baer...
CLARK, Bonni

CLARK, Bonni

CLARK, Bonni Jean Of Beavercreek, OH, passed into the presence of her Lord Jesus Christ on January 17, 2017. She was born on January 6, 1946, in Olney, IL, to Wilson W. and Jessie P. Garrison. She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Martin E. Clark; daughters Cherish Christina Lesko (Joseph), and Mackensie Diahann Wittmer (Philip); grandchildren Garston Lesko, Granite Lesko, Gwenna Lesko, Benjamin...
How could government shutdown affect Springfield residents?

How could government shutdown affect Springfield residents?

Some Springfield seniors said they’re worried about their Social Security benefits should the government shut down this week, but a local professor says the affect in the Miami Valley won’t be great if it’s short. A shutdown could occur if lawmakers can’t reach an agreement this week on funding the government at least in the short term. The last federal government shutdown...
House passes temporary budget bill in effort to avert shutdown

House passes temporary budget bill in effort to avert shutdown

House Republicans pushed through a bill Thursday to keep the federal government open for another four weeks after GOP leaders promised to boost defense spending in a separate bill next month. By a vote of 230-to-197, the House sent the bill to Senate where Democrats have vowed to block it because it does not offer legal guarantees for the children of undocumented immigrants, a program known as the...
Ban on using federal money for medical pot prosecutions expires Friday

Ban on using federal money for medical pot prosecutions expires Friday

The only legal obstacle preventing federal prosecutors from cracking down on Ohio’s medical marijuana program is a budget provision that is set to expire Friday. The provision prohibits the U.S. Department of Justice from using federal funds to crack down on medical marijuana in states where it is legal. In Ohio, the medical pot program is supposed to be fully operational by September. The provision...
New Carlisle votes to put tax increase on ballot for fire division

New Carlisle votes to put tax increase on ballot for fire division

New Carlisle’s city council voted unanimously Wednesday to put a property tax increase on the May 8 ballot. The proposed 3-mill, five-year levy would support the city’s fire and EMS department. For a $100,000 home in Ohio, each mill costs $35, so the 3-mill levy would cost the owner of a $100,000 property an added $105 per year. In a special meeting the Smith Park Shelter House, council...
South Charleston community offers comfort after 8-year-old boy’s death

South Charleston community offers comfort after 8-year-old boy’s death

Visitation for the 8-year-old South Charleston boy who drowned is today. Visitation for Grady Neff, a student at Miami View Elementary School, will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Clark County Fairgrounds Mercantile Annex Building. » DETAILS: Family, South Charleston grieves death of 8-year-old Grady Neff “Everybody that knew Grady loved him,” the family...
Girls high school basketball power rankings

Girls high school basketball power rankings

Here’s who we consider the top girls high school basketball area teams. Division I 1. Tecumseh (9-3): d. Northwestern 86-28; played Northmont on Thu., at Bellefontaine on Sat., hosts Miamisburg on Mon. 2. Beavercreek (11-3): d. Miamisburg 60-31; at Bellbrook on Mon. 3. Springboro (11-3): d. Tippecanoe 57-38, d. Wayne 56-27; at Lebanon on Sat., at Lakota East on Mon. 4. Lebanon (12-2): lost 66-62...
Springfield Youth Ministries brings the laughs for second year

Springfield Youth Ministries brings the laughs for second year

Now that we’re past the holidays and potentially facing cold and snowy weather each day, a few laughs might be welcome. Springfield Christian Youth Ministries has your punch line. The second Laugh Out Loud Show will feature standup comedy from a top up-and-coming comedian, two local talents and a possible bonus guest when it returns at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, at the Champion City Vineyard...
Boys high school basketball power rankings

Boys high school basketball power rankings

Here’s who we consider the top boys high school basketball area teams. Division I 1. Wayne (11-0): d. Akron SVSM 68-57; at Springboro on Fri., hosts Springfield on Wed. 2. Springfield (10-0): d. Cleveland Heights 73-67; at Fairmont on Fri., at CJ on Sat., at Belmont on Tue., at Wayne on Wed. 3. Belmont (7-1): d. Franklin 68-51; hosts Stivers on Fri., hosts Springfield on Tue. 4. Centerville...
Football recruiting: Springfield standout Leonard Taylor lays out final plans before signing day

Football recruiting: Springfield standout Leonard Taylor lays out final plans before signing day

Many high school football recruits wrapped up the process early this year by taking the opportunity to sign in late December.  Leonard Taylor is still available and figures to take his decision process all the way to the traditional signing day in early February.  The Springfield standout — a starter at quarterback and defensive tackle for the Wildcats football team and the center...
‘Grapes of Gratitude’ to bring competitive wine tasting to Springfield

‘Grapes of Gratitude’ to bring competitive wine tasting to Springfield

The American Association of University Women Springfield Branch is about to pop the cork on a new type of competition. AAUW’s first Grapes of Gratitude Fundraiser is a competitive wine tasting event that will combine wine and fun with competition when it debuts at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23 at the Ohio Masonic Home clubhouse. Looking for something different as a fundraiser, Springfield Branch...
Champaign County still investigating likely attempted murder-suicide

Champaign County still investigating likely attempted murder-suicide

Champaign County Deputies continue to investigate a shooting on New Year’s Eve and said they’re looking at it as an attempted murder-suicide, according to a sheriff’s office report. RELATED: 1 dead after Champaign County shooting: What we know now Officers were dispatched to a home in the 9800 block of Loveless Road in Mechanicsburg on the report of a gunshot wound...
The time of the January thaw begins this week

The time of the January thaw begins this week

You see how you fit into this cosmic schema and you see how all is family from one side of the horizon to the other. It is clear to you how the cycles of morning to evening and evening to morning, from springtime to next springtime, form birth to death to birth, all follow similar and necessary trajectories. — Peter London, Drawing Closer to Nature The Frolicking Fox Moon, new on January 16...
Ragtime orchestra scores with silent film presentation in Springfield

Ragtime orchestra scores with silent film presentation in Springfield

There was a time when movies came with their own built-in mute button. They were called silent films, and if you wanted music you needed a live band in the theater. In these days of state-of-the-art sound systems, it’s hard to imagine that part of the movie-going experience wasn’t always there. The Paragon Ragtime Orchestra shows how live music added magic to the cinema experience for...
Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

COMMON PLEAS COURT NEW SUITS 18-CV-0011 - Fifth Third Mortgage Company, Cincinnati, v. Brian K. Preston, 1933 Montego Dr., et al., complaint in foreclosure for $43,282. 18-CV-0012 - Bonnie Young, c/o Good Shepherd Village, 422 N. Burnett Road, v. Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, Bureau of State Hearings, Columbus, notice of appeal of administrative order. 18-CV-0013 - Ditech Financial LLC...
Illinois governor to air ad of rival, Blagojevich on wiretap

Illinois governor to air ad of rival, Blagojevich on wiretap

Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner has reserved 30-minute time slots on TV stations across Illinois for infomercial-like campaign ads featuring FBI recordings of conversations between a top Democratic rival and now-imprisoned former Gov. Rod Blagojevich. The ads, which include 11 minutes of discussions between billionaire businessman J.B. Pritzker and Blagojevich, are a highly unusual and expensive pre-emptive...
Reports: Multiple armed men rob Springfield Verizon store

Reports: Multiple armed men rob Springfield Verizon store

Multiple armed men have reportedly robbed a Springfield Verizon Wireless store Thursday morning.  Officers responded to the location at 1780 North Bechtle Avenue around 10:30 a.m. after the robbery was reported.  Reports indicate at least four men entered the store with guns, according to dispatchers. Additional details were not available.  We have a crew on the way and we’ll...
Coming up: Here are the latest area oncert announcements

Coming up: Here are the latest area oncert announcements

Tickets are on sale at the individual venues and all Ticketmaster outlets, except where noted. Banker’s Life Fieldhouse 125 Pennsylvania St., Indianapolis www.bankerslifefieldhouse.com, 317-917-2727 Recently announced: Harry Styles, June 27 Belterra Casino Resort and Spa 777 Belterra Dr., Florence, Ind. www.belterracasino.com, 812-427-7777 Upcoming: Sara Evans, Jan. 27; Eli Young Band, Feb....
Clark County Municipal Court cases

Clark County Municipal Court cases

CASES CALLED TUESDAY INCLUDED: Katherine S. Bendall, 41, of Enon, distribution/drugs, possession of drugs, dismissed - prosecutor request. Carley A. Canter, 26, of Columbus, deception to obtain, possession of drug abuse instrument, dismissed - prosecutor request. Shane Anthony Crawford, 28, of 125 Brent Dr., E., Apt. G, unauthorized use of vehicle amended to driving without owner consent, guilty,...
Man accused of bringing drugs into Clark County Jail

Man accused of bringing drugs into Clark County Jail

A man is facing multiple charges after he allegedly attempted to hide drugs before being booked into the Clark County Jail. Donald R. Silvers III, 34, is facing charges of illegal conveyance of drugs of abuse onto the grounds of a specified governmental facility and drug abuse. He’s expected to appear in the Clark County Municipal Court at 10:30 a.m. today. He’s also facing charges for...
Springfield man accused of breaking in to home of woman, baby

Springfield man accused of breaking in to home of woman, baby

Springfield police claim a man broke into a woman’s home with a baby inside while he was trying to evade police. Ronald Cantrell Jr., 27, of Springfield, is charged with kidnapping, breaking and entering and obstructing official business in Clark County Municipal Court. He pleaded not guilty in court on Wednesday and bond was set at $28,500. Police began their investigation about 8:30 a.m. Tuesday...
Logan County research center seeks $7.8M in state loans for expansion

Logan County research center seeks $7.8M in state loans for expansion

A nonprofit automotive research center in Logan County is seeking more than $7.8 million in low-interest state loans to assist with financing the construction of a state-of-the-art conference center and office space to accommodate new clients. The Ohio Controlling Board is expected to consider a request next week to grant about $8 million in low-interest loans to the Transportation Research Center...

HS Results 1/17: Centerville drops Lebanon, Waynesville beats Oakwood

Boys Basketball Cedarville 63, West Jefferson 53: Colby Cross poured in 29 points, including five three-point baskets, to carry Cedarville in the win. Girls Basketball Centerville 66, Lebanon 62: Emma Stanley scored 18 points, leading four players in double-digit scoring for Centerville. Alexis Straw led Lebanon with 21. Beavercreek 60, Miamisburg 31: Kirah Pringle put up 10 points in a losing effort...

HS Scores 1/17: Cross leads Cedarville, Hamilton edges Middies

Boys Basketball Tuesday’s Results Belmont 68, Franklyn 51: Hunt (B) 20; Kinder (F) 16. Butler 55, Tecumseh 32: Justice (B) 22. Chaminade Julienne 61, Thurgood Marshall 59 Clark Montessori 67, Cin. Christian 50: Ealy (CM) 24; Reutener (CC) 12. Clinton Massie 59, Valley View 55: Chowning (CM) 20. Dayton Christian 48, Emmanuel Christian 29: Welker (DC) 17; Davis (EC) 9. Fenwick 64, Madeira 54 Greeneview...

Johnson has double-double, Missouri State beats Valpo 64-57

Alize Johnson had 24 points and 17 rebounds and Missouri State held off Valparaiso for a 64-57 victory on Wednesday night. Johnson was 9-of-14 shooting, made three 3-pointers and collected his eighth straight double-double. Jarred Dixon finished with 12 points for Missouri State (15-5, 5-2 Missouri Valley Conference), which swept the Crusaders and has won six of its last eight. Dixon hit a jumper...
Unbeaten Wittenberg rolls over Ohio Wesleyan

Unbeaten Wittenberg rolls over Ohio Wesleyan

The beard lives on in Springfield. Wittenberg men’s basketball coach Matt Croci says he won’t shave until his team loses this season and the Tigers made sure the growth will continue with a 93-72 win over Ohio Wesleyan on Wednesday night. The Tigers (16-0, 9-0) climbed to No. 5 in the D3hoops.com poll this week and promptly proved they belonged, beating the No. 23 Battlin’ Bishops...
Job outlook is promising for Good Samaritan employees, official says

Job outlook is promising for Good Samaritan employees, official says

After Wednesday’s announcement that Good Samaritan Hospital will shut its doors for good at the end of the year, many in the Miami Valley are wondering what will happen to the facility’s 1,600 employees. The hospital’s parent company, Premier Health, said its goal is to offer jobs to all those employees at its other facilities in the region.  RELATED: Local leaders &lsquo...
Changes promised at local school district in wake of racially insensitive basketball jerseys incident

Changes promised at local school district in wake of racially insensitive basketball jerseys incident

Changes are being promised for Kings Schools in the wake of last week’s racist incident that drew national attention, but Tuesday evening district officials said details about those changes will come later. That was the message from Kings’ leader and school board members, who took the resignation of their board vice president in the wake of some white, local teens wearing basketball jerseys...
Deflating tires to drive on ice, snow can be dangerous trick, experts say

Deflating tires to drive on ice, snow can be dangerous trick, experts say

Some drivers say they have a trick to keep from slipping and sliding in ice and snow -- they let some air out of their tires.  Experts say it can help, but it can also be dangerous.  Ralph Creamer of Dayton said it's a technique he started using years ago on the job.  "I answered calls and I lowered the tire pressure and that helped me out," Creamer told News Center 7&rsquo...
Miami Valley unlikely to experience the kind of false alarm that rattled Hawaii

Miami Valley unlikely to experience the kind of false alarm that rattled Hawaii

Last weekend’s false alarm in Hawaii that sent people scrambling for cover is a mistake that is unlikely to be repeated in the Miami Valley, according to Jeff Jordan, director, Montgomery County Office of Emergency Management. Saturday morning, people were alerted by the Hawaii emergency management agency that a missile attack was imminent.  Text alerts went to people’s cell phones...
Surprised by out-of-network medical bill? Tell us your story

Surprised by out-of-network medical bill? Tell us your story

Going to an in-network hospital doesn’t always prevent patients from getting an out-of-network medical bill. If you go to an emergency room at a hospital within your insurance network, you could still get care from a doctor who does not have a contract with your insurer and end up with an unexpected bill where you have to pay a greater portion of the expenses than you would have if you were...
Most barges accounted for after breaking loose on Ohio River

Most barges accounted for after breaking loose on Ohio River

Twenty-five of the 27 barges that broke free on the Ohio River recently have been accounted for, according to the U.S. Coast Guard. The ice and high water from the weekend storm caused the barges to break free from Jack’s Run Mile 4 and float two miles down the river.  Some wound up against the Emsworth Locks and Dams, where operations are currently suspended, according to officials. ...
Bitter cold temperatures to continue

Bitter cold temperatures to continue

   Wind chills to stay well below zero tonight Slow warming trend begins midweek Chance for rain this weekend THIS EVENING:  Lots of clouds with occasional flurries. Little or snow accumulation is expected but a coating can’t be ruled out after sunset. Temperature will be frigid, holding in the single digits. Wind chills will be between 5 to 10 below zero.  TONIGHT: ...
AT&T service outages reported from California to N.Y., none in Dayton area

AT&T service outages reported from California to N.Y., none in Dayton area

UPDATE @ 8:35 p.m.: AT&T is not fielding any outage reports in the Dayton area, a Columbus-based media relations manager for AT&T Ohio reports. AT&T cable and internet service outages are being reported in Riverside locally, and from California to New York nationally.  According to zerohedge.com, AT&T users across the nation on Monday morning began reporting outages with cellphone service. ...
Wind chill advisory now in effect until Tuesday afternoon

Wind chill advisory now in effect until Tuesday afternoon

A Wind Chill Advisory is now in effect until 3 p.m. Tuesday as wind chill values dip to 10 below to 15 below zero. At last check, Champaign Logan counties remain under a Level One snow emergency.   Wind chills from 5 below to 15 below zero overnight Blowing snow, black ice possible Slow warming trend through week ahead TONIGHT: Skies will be mostly cloudy. Some passing flurries...
Winter Weather Advisory in effect; 2 inches of snow likely

Winter Weather Advisory in effect; 2 inches of snow likely

Snow moves past midnight and will persist through the day with 2 inches expected for most. Temperatures overnight will be steady in the teens. Winter Weather Advisory in effect until 7 p.m.  Snow returns overnight, to affect morning commute 2 inches likely, up to 3 inches in spots MLK Day: Snow showers are expected Monday, and likely will affect both the morning and evening commutes. Most...
Winter storm packs a punch, dumping snow across the region

Winter storm packs a punch, dumping snow across the region

A swirling winter storm packed a punch into early Saturday that dumped rain and then snow amid plunging temperatures that snarled Friday evening traffic commutes, temporarily shut highways because of accidents, and shuttered activities across the region into the weekend. The region was forecast for another round of snow Monday during the morning drive, according to WHIO-TV meteorologist McCall Vrydaghs...
Semi fire blocks ramp to I-70 in Clark County

Semi fire blocks ramp to I-70 in Clark County

The cause of a semi fire on the westbound I-70 ramp is still under investigation according to Sergeant Shane Meddock of the State Highway Patrol in Springfield.   The driver of the truck stated that he smelled smoke and pulled off the side of the highway just before his cab burst into flames. The driver was not injured during the fire and crews are still working to clear the scene. ...
Stay prepared during this weekend’s extreme weather shift

Stay prepared during this weekend’s extreme weather shift

Although Thursday’s weather was a reminder of what spring could bring, you should be prepared for the extreme weather shift this weekend. Miami Valley is expected to receive freezing rain and then snowfall from around 3 to 5 inches. “Anything that falls Friday, whether it is a coat of ice or accumulating snow, you’re going to have some residual problems because temperatures get so...
UHC, Premier still out-of-network for Medicaid plans

UHC, Premier still out-of-network for Medicaid plans

UnitedHealthcare and Premier Health remain out of contract for the insurer’s 10,500 local Medicaid managed care policy holders. Premier, the largest health care network in Southwest Ohio, had been out-of-network with UHC, the largest insurer in the U.S., for more than seven months before the two announced a new contract effective Jan. 1. However, the agreements are only for its commercial...
Crime Stoppers honors 4 Columbus police officers for saving would-be jumper

Crime Stoppers honors 4 Columbus police officers for saving would-be jumper

Central Ohio Crime Stoppers on Wednesday honors four Columbus police officers who last fall stopped a man from jumping off a Broad Street overpass and into traffic on I-71.  The incident last September, which began as an investigation of a man accused of assault, was captured on police body cameras, our news partners at 10tv.com (WBNS) reported.  Someone pointed out the suspect to Officer...
Flu cases on the rise in Ohio. How do healthy people die from the flu?

Flu cases on the rise in Ohio. How do healthy people die from the flu?

Every year the flu kills thousands of people across the country, and this flu season is shaping up to be particularly severe for Ohio communities. A 4-year-old Clayton boy died from the flu in Montgomery County earlier this month. The child, Jonah S. Rieben, of Clayton, was identified by the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office Wednesday morning. Last flu season there were seven pediatric deaths...
Ohio’s first flu-related child death: Clayton boy, 4, dies at Dayton Children’s

Ohio’s first flu-related child death: Clayton boy, 4, dies at Dayton Children’s

A 4-year-old Clayton boy has died from the flu in Montgomery County. The child, Jonah S. Rieben, of Clayton, was identifed by the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office Wednesday morning. His official cause and manner have not been determined by the coroner’s office. Rieben died on Jan. 6 after being admitted to Dayton Children’s Hospital. It is the first pediatric flu-related death...
Person killed in 10-vehicle Logan County crash identified

Person killed in 10-vehicle Logan County crash identified

The person killed in the crash has been identified as Lacy D. Smith, 56, of Powell.  The accident occurred as Smith was driving a Toyota Tundra west on U.S. 33 and the icy road conditions caused him to lose control of the vehicle, according to a press release from the Ohio State Highway Patrol. The vehicle went across the median, in to the eastbound lane and was struck by a semi trailer, the...
Veteran at Dayton VA questioned by police, officials say

Veteran at Dayton VA questioned by police, officials say

A man who took an unloaded handgun into the Dayton VA Medical Center was expected to face charges over the incident, a spokesman said Tuesday. The man, a veteran, also had an unloaded weapon in his vehicle on the West Dayton campus, Dayton VA spokesman Ted Froats said. The veteran was not a threat and apparently did not know federal law prohibits carrying a firearm onto a federal facility, according...
Identity released in Clifton Gorge death

Identity released in Clifton Gorge death

The man pulled from water at the Clifton Gorge State Nature Preserve has been identified as Michael Fowler, 65, of Springfield, according to Ohio Department of Natural Resources. The incident remains under investigation.  Investigators with the Greene County Coroner's Office and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources are continuing their work to positively identify a male...
Vectren will sponsor Dayton Air Show three more years

Vectren will sponsor Dayton Air Show three more years

Vectren Corp. has reached a three-year agreement to continue sponsorship of the Dayton Air Show through 2021, organizers announced Tuesday. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. RELATED: Blue Angels set to turn up the noise at Dayton Air Show Vectren has been the title corporate sponsor of the spectator event at Dayton International Airport for 18 years, organizers said. “We are grateful for...
New mental health program helps area cancer patients

New mental health program helps area cancer patients

A new program at Kettering Cancer Center treats patients and their families for mental health conditions like anxiety and depression, and is part of a broader mindset change in medicine that recognizes mental health treatment as part of cancer treatment. Patients with untreated depression and anxiety are less likely to take the medication they need, less likely to follow through on treatment and have...
Warm-up to bring drizzle, fog to the region

Warm-up to bring drizzle, fog to the region

Areas of fog, drizzle develop late tonight Mild with fog, drizzle Wednesday Winter storm to bring wintry mix, snow to end week TONIGHT: Areas of fog and drizzle will be likely. Temperatures will hover near freezing but slowly rise through the night. A few slick spots will be possible, mainly early. WEDNESDAY: Areas of fog and drizzle will linger through the day. Otherwise it will be cloudy...
University of Cincinnati sued by Richard Spencer over speech fee

University of Cincinnati sued by Richard Spencer over speech fee

The University of Cincinnati is being sued over a “cost-prohibitive” speech fee for white nationalist Richard Spencer by an attorney who represents the speaker.  The attorney filed a federal lawsuit late Monday night against the university, claiming the school asked him to pay too much for the cost of security, according to our partners at WBNS. Last year, the University of Cincinnati...
Ohio plans to require fencing on overpass work sites after death

Ohio plans to require fencing on overpass work sites after death

The Ohio Department of Transportation is planning to require fencing at some overpass construction sites after a Michigan man was killed when a sandbag was tossed onto an interstate and smashed through a car windshield. RELATED: Car teeters on freeway overpass The department is drafting a new rule that would require temporary fencing when workers remove permanent barriers at overpasses that are being...
Refreeze possible tonight; next wintry mess expected Friday

Refreeze possible tonight; next wintry mess expected Friday

Patchy fog possible as temperatures drop into the middle to upper 20s by morning. Icy spots likely tonight as temperatures fall Fog, drizzle to accompany mid-week warm-up Late-week storm could bring wintry mess, more cold TUESDAY: Clouds will linger although a few breaks are possible. Temperatures will reach back into the middle 30s. WEDNESDAY: Cloudy skies are expected with temperatures...
Sinclair seeking OK to spend $9.6M to buy building, land in Centerville

Sinclair seeking OK to spend $9.6M to buy building, land in Centerville

Sinclair Community College is requesting approval from the state to spend $9.6 million to buy a 100,000-square foot building and 40 acres of real estate at 5800 Clyo Road in Centerville.  If approved, the property would become Sinclair's newest campus, joining facilities in Eaton, Englewood, Huber Heights and Mason, complimenting the college's main campus in downtown Dayton.  Madeline Iseli...
Northern Ohio man in possession of more than 27K child porn images

Northern Ohio man in possession of more than 27K child porn images

A Sylvania man and former daycare worker has been indicted on charges of child pornography after authorities found almost 30,000 graphic files on his electronic devices. Mark Koltz, 26, had more than 27,000 images and 1,300 videos of child sexual exploitation including the rape of toddlers and prepubescent teens on 10 devices, according to Assistant U.S. Attorney Tracey Ballard Tangeman, Northern...
Be wary of lottery scams, Ohio attorney general’s office warns

Be wary of lottery scams, Ohio attorney general’s office warns

With the Mega Million and Powerball jackpots both reaching into the hundreds of millions of dollars, scam artists are looking to swindle you by using phony calls or letters claiming you've won millions of dollars.  The Ohio Attorney General's Office has already received several reports of scams this week, according to a statement AG Mike DeWine’s office released  Friday.  These...
UPDATE: Ohio flu hospitalizations exceed 2,000 this season

UPDATE: Ohio flu hospitalizations exceed 2,000 this season

Flu hospitalizations in Ohio have topped 2,000 for the 2017-2018 flu season, and state officials are stressing it is not too late to get a flu vaccine. The flu-associated hospitalizations come as kids across Ohio head back to school from winter break, according to the Ohio Department of Public Health. MORE: Local counties see ‘dramatic rise’ in flu hospitalizations MORE: Hospitals implement...
Romaine lettuce suspected as source of deadly E. coli strain

Romaine lettuce suspected as source of deadly E. coli strain

Since Nov. 15, 2017, a dangerous strain of E. coli bacteria has caused 17 people in 13 U.S.states, including Ohio, to fall ill, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). CDC officials are still investigating, but officials say the likely cause of the outbreak is romaine lettuce. One person has died and five people have been hospitalized of the cases occurring in California...
Proposed law would ban forcing Ohio nurses to work overtime

Proposed law would ban forcing Ohio nurses to work overtime

A new Ohio bill could keep hospitals from requiring nurses to work overtime as a condition of employment. Hospitals across Ohio are facing a shortage of nursing staff and can require nurses to work longer hours and cover more shifts, but a nurses union said that creates dangerous conditions for patients who might get bad care from exhausted staff. RELATED: What the Premier, UnitedHealthcare contract...
Reports: Gunshot victim found near Buck Creek State Park

Reports: Gunshot victim found near Buck Creek State Park

The Clark County Sheriff’s office said the shooting was a suicide.  Deputies and medics have been requested for a report of a shooting victim found at the visitor center of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Clark County Wednesday.  First units were dispatched to the visitor center at 2630 Croft Road in Moorefield Twp. on reports of a person down suffering from an unknown problem...
What the Premier, UnitedHealthcare contract means for you

What the Premier, UnitedHealthcare contract means for you

Premier Health and UnitedHealthcare have agreed to a new contract, ending a seven-month dispute that affected nearly 200,000 health insurance policy holders in the region. The two companies had been unable to reach a new contract deal last May and the dispute dragged on through the end of 2017, leaving patients with Premier doctors and UHC insurance scrambling to either find a new doctor, switch insurers...
Report: Bank robber asked to open new account before demanding money

Report: Bank robber asked to open new account before demanding money

New details and surveillance photos have been released following a Wednesday morning bank robbery in Springfield.  A Springfield police report says police were dispatched to the Fifth Third Bank at 20 S. Tuttle Road at around 9:30 a.m. The dispatch advised the suspect was a black male possibly in his late 20s wearing a black jacket and red hat, according to the police report.  “Dispatch...
Partners put up $1 million to promote river’s value for 16 local cities

Partners put up $1 million to promote river’s value for 16 local cities

A new regional coalition plans to step up its efforts in 2018 to promote the Great Miami River as a resource not only for water and play, but also as a driver for tourism and economic development for 16 communities up and down the 99-mile corridor. “It is not just for recreation. It is also for cultural tourists. It’s for people who love to dine on the river. It’s for people who...
Premier Health, UnitedHealthcare have contract deal

Premier Health, UnitedHealthcare have contract deal

Premier Health and UnitedHealthcare have agreed to a new contract, ending a seven-month dispute that affected nearly 200,000 health insurance policy holders in the region. The two companies were unable to reach a new contract deal last May and the dispute dragged on through the end of 2017, leaving patients with Premier doctors and UHC insurance scrambling to either find a new doctor, switch insurers...
Columbus shooting leaves two dead, including pregnant woman 

Columbus shooting leaves two dead, including pregnant woman 

Two people, including a 35-week pregnant woman, are dead and one person is in critical condition after a shooting occurred in west Columbus late Monday night, according to Columbus police.  The incident happened around 11:45 p.m. in the 600 block of South Hague Avenue. One man died at the scene and the pregnant woman later died at the hospital. Doctors were, however, able to deliver and save...
Wind Chill Advisory in effect; minus 20 wind chills possible overnight

Wind Chill Advisory in effect; minus 20 wind chills possible overnight

A Wind Chill Advisory is in effect with mainly clear skies and bitter cold. “Wind chills are expected to fall below minus 10 degrees with some as low as 20 below zero by morning,” Storm Center 7 Meteorologist McCall Vrydaghs said. The advisory is in effect until noon Wednesday for the entire region, except for Randolph County, Indiana, where the advisory ends at 7 a.m. Wednesday. Wind...
New Year’s babies born in area, Wright-Patt Medical Center gets first locally

New Year’s babies born in area, Wright-Patt Medical Center gets first locally

Just 15 minutes into 2018, a baby boy was born at Wright-Patterson Medical Center, a base spokesman said. A baby boy was born at 12:15 a.m. at the Wright-Patterson Medical Center. The newborn weighs 7 pounds, 4 ounces, and he is 20.5 inches long. A base spokesman said the couple is not willing to share any more information about the baby at this time. Two more babies were born in the early hours of...
Wind chill alerts issued as dangerous cold grips region

Wind chill alerts issued as dangerous cold grips region

Wind Chill Warning: issued until 1 p.m. Tuesday for Randolph County (Indiana) for wind chills expected at or below minus 25 degrees with wind of 6 mph or greater. Wind Chill Advisory: in effect until noon Tuesday for Auglaize, Butler, Champaign, Clark, Darke, Greene, Logan, Miami, Mercer, Montgomery, Preble, Shelby, Warren and Wayne (Indiana) counties. Wind chills are expected between...
Do Not Call complaints soar in Ohio

Do Not Call complaints soar in Ohio

Droves of Ohioans who do not want calls from telemarketers have registered their phone numbers with the Do Not Call Registry, according to data released recently from the Federal Trade Commission. But the FTC has seen a nearly 40 percent increase in complaints from across the state about telemarketers breaking the do not call rules, the data show. The Do Not Call list is effective because most legitimate...
Crews battle reported house fire in Springfield

Crews battle reported house fire in Springfield

Firefighters have responded to reports of a house fire on South Light Street in Springfield Sunday evening. Crews were dispatched around 5:25 p.m. to the home in the 500 block of South Light Street and reported flames showing from the structure.  The occupants of the house were able to safely evacuate the structure, according to scanner traffic from the scene.  We’re monitoring this...
Champaign County shooting investigated as attempted murder-suicide

Champaign County shooting investigated as attempted murder-suicide

Champaign County deputies are investigating the shooting on Loveless Road New Year’s Eve as an attempted murder-suicide, according to a sheriff’s office report. According to the report, Joe Hooper, 51, shot Pamelia Hooper, 48, before killing himself. Two guns were recovered from the scene, the report indicated. Pamelia Hooper was in intensive care at Miami Valley Hospital on New Year&rsquo...
Here’s how Lakota’s superintendent makes sure to hear from the community

Here’s how Lakota’s superintendent makes sure to hear from the community

It was mid-day coffee served up recently with side dishes of probing questions, complaints and compliments for Lakota’s school leader. First-year Superintendent Matt Miller sat down with more than a dozen Lakota district residents at a West Chester Township coffee shop recently as part of a series of coffee chats he has initiated since taking over Ohio’s eighth largest school system in...
Have a big New Year’s goal? Start with a small step

Have a big New Year’s goal? Start with a small step

If you’re trying to make a big change in 2018, small steps can help you get there. Less than half of adults in the U.S. make New Year’s resolution. Different studies find about half to three-fourths of these resolutions fall through. Those who make progress, local experts say, are those who take small, manageable steps to get where they want to go. Dr. Dennis O’Grady, a Dayton psychologist...
Ohio man breaks record for eating Chipotle most days in a row

Ohio man breaks record for eating Chipotle most days in a row

An Ohio man set a new record for the most consecutive days eating at Chipotle. Bruce Wayne, of Tiffin, ate at least one meal at Chipotle for 426 straight days as of Dec. 30, breaking the old record by one day, according to the Denver-based burrito chain. Chipotle stated it “commemorated the milestone by presenting Wayne with a custom-made Chipotle superhero cape and cufflinks – a nod to...
Uber, taxis try to combat drunk driving for New Year’s Eve

Uber, taxis try to combat drunk driving for New Year’s Eve

Ridesharing services, like Uber, and local law enforcement are trying to combat impaired driving on New Year’s Eve. Between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day in 2016, there were 891 drunk driving fatalities across the country, accounting for 26 percent of all traffic fatalities. Fatalities were down compared to 978 deaths in 2015 during the same time period, according to the National Highway...
Wind Chill Advisory in effect; bitter cold temps to start 2018

Wind Chill Advisory in effect; bitter cold temps to start 2018

Bitter cold temperatures will continue throughout the region to start 2018, Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar said.  A Wind Chill Advisory has been issued for the entire region through noon Monday.  Wind Chill Advisory issued for the region through noon Monday More snow possible later Wednesday into Thursday  NEW YEAR’S DAY: More sunshine is expected for...
How many people will be on the planet this New Year’s Day?

How many people will be on the planet this New Year’s Day?

The population of the United States is projected to be 326,971,407 on New Year’s Day. That’s 2,314,238 more people than last year, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.  The agency reports that during the first month of 2018 the U.S. will experience one birth every 8 seconds and one death every 10 seconds.  As for the projected world population - that number will increase by 78...
With flu cases on the rise, local hospitals to restrict visitors

With flu cases on the rise, local hospitals to restrict visitors

Local hospitals will implement visitor restrictions to limit the spread of the flu and other respiratory infections. The Greater Dayton Area Hospital announced today that adult, short-term acute care hospitals will implement restrictions beginning Friday, Dec. 29, in an effort to minimize the spread of respiratory infections to hospital patients, employees and community members. The Dayton region...
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