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Covington grad and Ohio RB Ouellette MAC back of the week

A.J. Ouellette, the pride of Covington High School, continues to impress as a running back at Ohio University. He was named the Mid-American Conference East Division offensive player of the week following a 42-30 defeat of Kansas last weekend. A 5-foot-9, 205-pound redshirt junior, Ouellette had 102 yards rushing on 10 carries and scored once against the Jayhawks. He also had a 63-yard dash. He leads...
Bob Evans Farms is sold: 3 things you need to know

Bob Evans Farms is sold: 3 things you need to know

Post Holdings will acquire Bob Evans Farms for $1.5 billion, adding vegetable-based side dishes and breakfast sausages to its portfolio, the companies announced Tuesday. Post Holdings and Bob Evans Farms have entered into a definitive agreement in which Post will acquire Bob Evans for $77 per share. The deal does not affect Bob Evans restaurants, which are owned by a separate company. » RELATED...
Five area teams No. 1 in first football computer ratings

Five area teams No. 1 in first football computer ratings

Centerville (Division I), Trotwood-Madison (D-II), Valley View (D-IV), Anna (D-V) and Marion Local (D-VI) all were ranked No. 1 in their respective regions of the first high school football computer ratings. The weekly ratings will be released on Tuesdays for the remainder of the regular season. It was an impressive first-time showing by area teams and included four more that were No. 2. • D-I...
Springfield City students take part in video with John Legend

Springfield City students take part in video with John Legend

The Springfield City School District and some of its students are featured in a product-unveiling video with Springfield native and multiple Grammy winner John Legend. The Springfield News-Sun and WHIO-TV were the only media at the video shoot in August. Students were seen learning how to produce music on the Cisco Spark Board, a new technology by Cisco Systems. The students were surprised when John...
High School Football computer ratings: Is your team in playoff position?

High School Football computer ratings: Is your team in playoff position?

Below are the first Ohio High School Athletic Association Football Computer Ratings (entering Week 5). The top eight teams from each region will qualify for the state playoffs. Region 1 - 1. Cle. St. Ignatius (4-0) 12.775, 2. Stow-Munroe Falls (4-0) 10.825, 3. Canton McKinley (4-0) 10.0587, 4. Lakewood St. Edward (4-0) 9.6629, 5. Massillon Jackson (3-1) 9.0, 6. Mentor (3-1) 8.0, 7. Solon (3-1) 6.8...
Unemployment rates drop in August in Clark, Champaign counties

Unemployment rates drop in August in Clark, Champaign counties

Unemployment rates fell in Clark and Champaign counties in August while economists said results at the state level showed mixed results. The unemployment rate in Clark County fell to 5 percent in August, according to information from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services released Tuesday. That’s down from July’s 5.7 percent unemployment rate, but flat compared to the same time...
Clark County Municipal Court cases

Clark County Municipal Court cases

CASES CALLED MONDAY INCLUDED: Raymond Barney, 26, of New Carlisle, OVI, innocent, continued, public defender appointed, released on own recognizance bond; expired registration, marked lanes, innocent, continued. Geoffrey K. Campbell, 53, of 304 Chestnut Ave., criminal trespass, innocent, continued, released on own recognizance bond. Afelix A. Fisher, 60, of Urbana, two counts OVI, innocent, continued...
Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

COMMON PLEAS COURT NEW SUITS 17-CV-0512 - Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., v. Robert A. Smith, Lauderdale by the Sea, Fla., and 2780 Wildflower Dr., et al., complaint in foreclosure for property located at 2780 Wildflower Dr., for $166,406. 17-CV-0513 - PNC Bank, NA, v. Rhonda J. Roberts, Floral City, Fla., et al., complaint in foreclosure for property located at 1623 Sunset Ave., for $58,780. 17-CV-0514 -...
Bob Evans Farms has been sold for $1.5B

Bob Evans Farms has been sold for $1.5B

Post Holdings, Inc. will acquire Bob Evans Farms, Inc. for $1.5 billion, the companies announced today. Post Holdings and Bob Evans Farms have entered into a definitive agreement in which Post will acquire Bob Evans for $77.00 per share. The deal will “significantly strengthen Post’s portfolio of brands, expand choices for customers and increase Post’s presence in higher growth categories...
Springfield man accused of picking up child from school drunk

Springfield man accused of picking up child from school drunk

A Springfield man faces child endangering charges after he allegedly attempted to pick up a child from school while drunk. Christopher C. Hill, 28, of 1727 Highland Ave., pleaded not guilty in the Clark County Municipal Court on Monday. Bond was set at $1,000. He also faces one charge of operating a vehicle while intoxicated. RELATED: Springfield man indicted, accused of snorting drugs in police cruiser...
Springfield man indicted, accused of snorting drugs in police cruiser

Springfield man indicted, accused of snorting drugs in police cruiser

A Springfield man accused of snorting drugs in the back of a police cruiser last month has been indicted on multiple drug charges. Brandon D. Bess, 30, of 817 Timberview Drive, was indicted by the Clark County grand jury on Monday and charged with one count of possession of cocaine and aggravated possession of drugs. RELATED: Springfield man allegedly snorts meth in back of police van Police officers...
Springfield-based EF Hutton reports $2.1M loss

Springfield-based EF Hutton reports $2.1M loss

A Springfield financial start-up reported a net loss of $2.17 million for the first six months of this year as the firm continues to try to gain a foothold in a competitive industry. Financial documents filed with the OTC Markets Group showed EF Hutton also reported $177,930 in revenue. The company is a financial services firm based in downtown Springfield. On its website, the company says it provides...
BYERMAN, Gilbert D.

BYERMAN, Gilbert D.

BYERMAN, Gilbert D. "Gil" 81, passed away peacefully on September 16, 2017. He was born on January 17, 1936 to Charlie and Helen (Boltz) Byerman in Springfield, Ohio. He was a graduate of Springfield High School class of 1953; received a B.S. in Education degree from Wittenberg University and a Master's Degree in Flute Performance from the University of Cincinnati. Gil began his career as...
NORDHEIM, Paul

NORDHEIM, Paul

NORDHEIM, Paul 101, of Carlisle formerly of Springboro passed away Sunday, September 17, 2017. He was born January 28, 1916 in Dayton, the son of the late Henry and Lula Nordheim. Paul is preceded in death by his wife Betty Mae; daughter Delores Jean Nordheim; and several siblings. He is survived by his son Daniel (Mary Kay) Nordheim; half-brother Edgar (Dori) Beare; niece Barb Gerwick; grandchildren...
CASE, Cora M.

CASE, Cora M.

CASE, Cora M. 73, of Springfield, died Monday morning, September 18, 2017. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday in Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church. The family will receive friends beginning at 1:00 p.m. until the time of service. Sign the guestbook at Legacy.com View the obituary on Legacy.com
Kiggins, Deana

Kiggins, Deana

KIGGINS, Deana R. 35, of Springfield, passed away September 15, 2017. She was born May 3, 1982 in Springfield, the daughter of Dean Brickles and Joyce Marie (Pyles) Brickles. Deana attended the New Life Church of Springfield and dearly loved spending time with her daughter and grandson. She is survived by her children; Honiesty Fenwick-Whited (George) and Jace Murillo, one grandson; Kaleb Whited,...
POTTER, Jeanette

POTTER, Jeanette

POTTER, Jeanette 69, of Springfield, passed away September 16, 2017. Funeral services will be held at 1:00PM Friday in Faith Tabernacle, 1002 N. Burnett Rd. Springfield. Visitation will be held from 11:00AM until the time of the services in the church. Burial will follow in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens. Arrangements are being handled by the JONES-KENNEY-ZECHMAN FUNERAL HOME. Sign the guestbook at Legacy...
STILTNER, Phyllis E.

STILTNER, Phyllis E.

STILTNER, Phyllis E. 77, of Springfield, passed away in her home on Friday evening, September 15, 2017, following a year-long battle with cancer. She was born in Detroit, Michigan on December 6, 1939, the daughter of the late Raymond and Kathryn (Davis) Snider. She is survived by her long-time companion, Ed Cutlip; six children, Nancy (Bud) Harrison, Donald Stiltner, Elmer (Stella) Stiltner, Steve...
Wagner, Richard

Wagner, Richard

WAGNER, Richard Noble 85, of Springfield, passed away on Sunday morning, September 17, 2017 at Southbrook Care Center, following several months of failing health. He was born in Springfield on March 2, 1932, the son of the late Clarence E. and Edith B. (Easterday) Wagner. Dick was a graduate of the Kentucky Military Institute and proudly served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean...
WILSON, Myrtle A.

WILSON, Myrtle A.

WILSON, Myrtle A. Myrtle A. Wilson, 96, on September 13, 2017, following years of declining health, began spending eternal life with her Savior and Redeemer. She was born on December 6, 1920 in Disputanta (Rockcastle County), Kentucky to the late Elmer and Florence (Lakes) Anglin. Prior to her marriage to Winston B. Wilson in 1941 in Cincinnati, OH, she had attended Eastern Kentucky University. For...
Champaign County Pet of the Week

Champaign County Pet of the Week

Piggs is a 2-year-old female Lab mix. She is a medium-sized dog at 42 pounds. Piggs was surrendered to us by her owner. She loves people and would lick you to death if she could. Piggs is up to date on vaccinations (including rabies). She has just finished her heartworm treatment and is now on medication for heartworm. Come visit Piggs at the Paws Animal Shelter, 1535 W. U.S. Highway 36, in Urbana...

HS Results 9/18: CJ girls blank Mercy

Katie Baird drove in the lone goal off an Erin McGraw assist to propel Chaminade Julienne to a 1-0 victory on the road against Mercy on Monday. Baird’s shot found the net in the 60th minute. Keeper Alexis Nelson had a solid performance to preserve the shutout. CJ, which improved to 5-3-1, will face state-ranked Alter on Wednesday. Boys Soccer Bellefontaine 5, Graham 2: Brad Hughes scored twice...
Former Tecumseh football coach Kent Massie died of drug intoxication

Former Tecumseh football coach Kent Massie died of drug intoxication

Former Tecumseh High School football coach Kent Massie died of drug intoxication involving fentanyl, according to a finding by the Montgomery County Coroner's Office.  The manner of death for Massie is listed as "accident," according to the document.  According to the coroner's report dated Aug. 9, substance abuse is listed to describe how the fatal injury occurred.  The cause...
Suspicious fire destroys ‘eyesore’ property in Clark County

Suspicious fire destroys ‘eyesore’ property in Clark County

Local and state fire officials are investigating as suspicious a fire in Clark County at an abandoned property that has received complaints from neighbors for years. Firefighters from multiple departments responded Friday night to an unoccupied house at South Tecumseh and Hustead roads. RELATED: Clark County approves $178M budget, raises “On our arrival, we found a vehicle totally involved...
Honda rolls latest model off assembly line, adds 300 jobs

Honda rolls latest model off assembly line, adds 300 jobs

Honda will invest more than $260 million and add 300 jobs to support production of the newest version of its flagship Accord model, which officially rolled off the assembly line in Marysville on Monday. Company leaders said Monday they expect the car to be a key to the automaker’s future, even as consumers increasingly favor trucks and sport utility vehicles. Honda is a major employer in the...
F-16s could soar near Springfield today in intercept defense exercises

F-16s could soar near Springfield today in intercept defense exercises

Springfield area residents may see and hear F-16 fighter jets training in the region between 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. today, according to the Ohio Air National Guard. The jets will practice air defense intercepts with a Civil Air Patrol aircraft, the Air Guard said. RELATED: General: Air Force must restore readiness as adversaries challenge The jets are assigned to the 180th Fighter Wing at Toledo Air...
High School Football: Week 5 Schedule

High School Football: Week 5 Schedule

Springboro at Centerville, 7 p.m., ABC 22 / FOX 45, Ch. 45.2, Ch. 995 (Spectrum), mytvdayton.com Alter at Fenwick, OhioSportsline.net/ Arcanum at Covington, 7:30 p.m. Bellefontaine at Ben Logan Belmont vs. Cin. Woodward at Welcome Stadium Carlisle at Northridge Catholic Central at West Jefferson Cedarville at Triad Chaminade Julienne at Carroll Cin. Colerain at Hamilton Cin. Mount Healthy at Ross...
Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

COMMON PLEAS COURT NEW SUITS 17-CV-0507 - Tammy L. Brown, New Carlisle, and Allstate Property and Casualty Insurance Company v. Eunice Lewis, Fairborn, and Allstate Property and Casualty Insurance Company, complaint in excess of $25,000 for damages and injuries suffered in an auto accident on Sept. 17, 2015. 17-CV-0508 - The City of Springfield, Ohio, 76 E. High St., v. Beverly A. Hursh and James...
Clark County Municipal Court cases

Clark County Municipal Court cases

CASES CALLED THURSDAY INCLUDED: Travis Lee Creachbaum, 34, of 1205 E. John St., domestic violence amended to disorderly, guilty, 30 days jail, credit for time served; assault, dismissed. Anthony T. Fenwick, 45, of 1037 Middle St., theft, guilty, 180 days jail, credit for time served. Katelynn A. Ledbetter, 25, of Dayton, driving under suspension OVI suspension, guilty, three days jail, credit for...
Ex-Clark County dog shelter worker accused of sexual assault pleads

Ex-Clark County dog shelter worker accused of sexual assault pleads

A man accused of sexually assaulting a teen at the Humane Society Serving Clark County has entered an Alford plea in the case. Demetrice Green, 36, was charged with eight sex counts and entered the plea to unlawful sexual conduct with a minor. An Alford plea isn’t an admission of guilt, but an acknowledgment that if the case was presented in front of a jury that he could be convicted. Clark...

Ohio man recovering after ultralight plane crash-lands

The state patrol says an Ohio man is recovering from injuries suffered when the ultralight plane he was flying crashed during a landing attempt. The patrol says 46-year-old James Lewis of Springfield was taken to the Ohio State University medical center following the Sunday afternoon crash. The Ohio State Highway Patrol says Lewis was flying over a property to attempt a landing when he crashed. The...
Springfield area theater group to now perform year-round

Springfield area theater group to now perform year-round

URBANA – If you want to give Sansami Creative Works founder Sawyer Shafer a gift, a calendar would be a good choice. Starting in October, Sansami will open its fourth season with a full year of shows for the first time, and there will be plenty of dates to fill in. The Best and the Bard, Sansami’s 2017-2018 theme, will present little-seen plays, holiday humor, sketch comedy, a first-time...
New store at Upper Valley Mall to offer shoppers steep discounts

New store at Upper Valley Mall to offer shoppers steep discounts

A new store that recently opened at the Upper Valley Mall plans to attract customers both through its storefront at the mall and through daily online auctions. Upper Valley Values opened late this summer in a space formerly occupied by Rue 21, said Kevin Back, who co-owns the business with Matt Koronich, his brother-in-law. The business focuses on buying a variety of products at liquidation sales...
ANDERSON, Donald L.

ANDERSON, Donald L.

ANDERSON, Donald L. 71, of Springfield, Ohio, passed away Thursday afternoon, September 14, 2017 at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. He was born in Tower Hill, Illinois on July 19, 1946, the son of the late David E. and Bessie (Ethridge) Anderson. Donald proudly served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. He retired from Navistar following 30 years of service...
Hamilton, Virginia

Hamilton, Virginia

HAMILTON, Virginia M. 65, of Springfield. Service Tuesday 12 Noon 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
SPURLOCK, Claude R.

SPURLOCK, Claude R.

SPURLOCK, Claude R. "CR" Age 74, of urbana, passed away Sept. 15, 2017. Services pending. Littleton & Rue Funeral Home, Springfield, OH. Sign the guestbook at Legacy.com View the obituary on Legacy.com
WAGNER, Richard N.

WAGNER, Richard N.

WAGNER, Richard N. Age 85, of Springfield, passed away Sept. 7, 2017. Services pending. Littleton & Rue Funeral Home, Springfield, OH. View the obituary on Legacy.com
WEAVER, Donald P.

WEAVER, Donald P.

WEAVER, Donald P. Donald P. Weaver, age 83, of Mount Vernon, went home to be with Lord, September 14, 2017. He was born on December 16, 1933 in Springfield to Joseph Charles and Beulah (Zinchon) Weaver. He is survived by three sons Tim (Andi) Weaver of Florida, Doug (Adriana) Weaver of North Carolina and Dan (Shirley) Weaver of North Carolina; eight grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and one great-great...
Springfield man recovering after crashing homemade plane in Clark County

Springfield man recovering after crashing homemade plane in Clark County

A Springfield man is recovering after the ultralight plane he was flying crashed in the yard of Pleasant Twp. home Sunday afternoon.  James Lewis, 46, was taken to Ohio State University Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries after crews arrived to the scene in the 6200 block of Pleasant Chapel Road around 2:35 p.m.  Lewis crashed the homemade plane while flying over the property...
Toys ‘R’ Us bankruptcy? 5 things to know

Toys ‘R’ Us bankruptcy? 5 things to know

Iconic toy retailer Toys ‘R’ Us may file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection within the next few weeks, according to the Wall Street Journal. MORE: Toys ‘R’ Us may file for bankruptcy before the holidays, report says The newspaper, citing people familiar with the matter, said the toy company may file in Richmond, Virgina, sometime before the retailer’s most important...
Wittenberg football: Tigers 2-0 after shutout win

Wittenberg football: Tigers 2-0 after shutout win

The Wittenberg Tigers made the most of a long wait for their second game, blanking Oberlin 34-0 on Saturday at Edwards-Maurer Field. No. 15 Wittenberg (2-0) beat Oberlin (2-1) for the 19th straight time and shut out the Yeomen for the first time since a 59-0 victory in 2013. The Tigers recorded a shutout in their home opener for the second straight season. A year ago, they beat Capital 34-0. Here&rsquo...
Logan County auditor: Hire more deputies to make jail safer

Logan County auditor: Hire more deputies to make jail safer

The Logan County Jail is overwhelmed with inmates, according to the sheriff, but has had trouble with staffing since its budget was cut several years ago. Now the county auditor says money is available to hire more deputies, but budgets haven’t changed. Around 2008, county budgets, like many budgets across Ohio, were cut as a response to the Great Recession, Logan County Auditor Michael Yoder...
Westbound I-70 reopens near Springfield, CareFlight takes one from crash scene

Westbound I-70 reopens near Springfield, CareFlight takes one from crash scene

Westbound lanes of I-70 near Ohio 72 have reopened after CareFlight transported a motorcyclist from the scene of a crash, according to Ohio State Highway Patrol dispatchers in Springfield. The cause of the crash is unknown,  but initial reports indicate medics were dispatched around 11:20 a.m. Sunday on reports of a car and motorcycle crash. The crash happened between mile markers 52 and 54....
Fed-up Illinois legislators head for the exit in big numbers

Fed-up Illinois legislators head for the exit in big numbers

Illinois residents aren't the only ones throwing up their hands at the gridlock and increasingly polarized politics that have defined state government in recent years. More and more, fed-up and frustrated Illinois legislators are heading for the exits. More than two-dozen legislators — about 15 percent of the General Assembly — have either resigned months into the current session or said...
Bill would allow wind turbines closer to property lines

Bill would allow wind turbines closer to property lines

Proponents of a proposal to allow developers to build turbines closer to property lines say it would mean more wind farms and more money for the state but opponents say it would be at the expense of people who live nearby. Developers have previously proposed wind farms for both Logan and Champaign counties. The plan for Logan County failed last year and a deal to build a wind farm in Champaign County...
WPAFB forecast: Scattered showers, storms possible today

WPAFB forecast: Scattered showers, storms possible today

Mainly cloudy skies with a few scattered showers and storms possible for today. Severe threat is not expected, but pockets of heavy rain and gusty winds are possible.  Temperatures will be near normal in the upper 70s. Staying muggy through the day.  Showers and storms will taper off later tonight and temperatures will fall back into the 60s overnight.
Toys ‘R’ Us, as anticipated, files for Chapter 11 protection

Toys ‘R’ Us, as anticipated, files for Chapter 11 protection

Toys "R" Us, Inc. has voluntarily filed for relief under Chapter 11, company officials announced Monday.  The company's Canadian subsidiary also intends to seek protection in parallel proceedings under the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice.  Toys R Us intends to use these court-supervised proceedings to restructure its outstanding debt...
Teens looking to get a tattoo? What pediatricians want you to know

Teens looking to get a tattoo? What pediatricians want you to know

If a teenager wants a tattoo, a national pediatrician group wants teens to understand potential health and safety issues that come with that new body art. As tattoos become more popular among young people, the American Academy of Pediatrics for the first time issued guidelines on talking about tattoo and body piercing health and safety recommendations with their teenage patients and families. LOCAL...
McCall Vrydaghs: Official start to fall is Friday afternoon

McCall Vrydaghs: Official start to fall is Friday afternoon

It’s hard to believe, but summer will come to an end this week. The first official day of fall begins at 4:02 p.m. Friday. This is exact moment when the sun’s path crosses directly over the equator. The changing of the seasons is due to the tilt of the earth, at 23½ degrees, and its orbit around the sun. During the summer, the northern hemisphere is titled towards the sun, allowing...
New Fairfield schools’ underground secret saves money

New Fairfield schools’ underground secret saves money

The three new schools just opened in Fairfield dazzle with the latest in education architecture, but you have to look hundreds of feet underground to see one of their most innovative parts. RELATED STORY & VIDEO: Fairfield makes history with 3 new schools Buried under the campuses of each of the schools — Fairfield Freshman, Compass and Central elementaries — are geothermal systems with...
Latest recalls include Target dressers, Snowglobe lights and folding chairs

Latest recalls include Target dressers, Snowglobe lights and folding chairs

Dangerous dressers that may tip over and injure children are among the latest recalls from the Consumer Product Safety Commission.  Target is recalling Room Essentials four-drawer dressers in three colors with these model numbers:  • 249-05-0103 (black)  • 249-05-0106 (espresso)  • 249-05-0109 (maple)  There are reports of dressers tipping over on two three-year-old...
NASA Cassini spacecraft ends 20-year journey

NASA Cassini spacecraft ends 20-year journey

The only spacecraft to ever orbit Saturn burned up in the skies over Saturn Friday morning. As of 7 a.m., NASA's spacecraft at Saturn should be disintegrated in the sky, but the confirmation will take 83 minutes to reach Earth, a billion miles away. NASA’s Cassini departed Earth in 1997 and arrived in Saturn in 2004. The spacecraft, with a remarkable 20 year journey, showed us the planet, its...
Expect growth of on-demand, task matching apps to continue

Expect growth of on-demand, task matching apps to continue

UPDATE @ 6:01 p.m.:  Apps are being used to get jobs done, from hailing a ride to getting groceries delivered, and now dogs are taking advantage of these on-demand services, too.  "I love it. I use Uber and Lyft and AirBnB. Everyone is using these apps now. It makes it really easy and convenient," said Josiah Clark of Kettering who found a sitter for his dog, Elsie, through the...
Apology by doctor can’t be used in lawsuit, rules Ohio Supreme Court

Apology by doctor can’t be used in lawsuit, rules Ohio Supreme Court

Apologies by doctors or nurses that express fault or admission of liability cannot be used against health care providers in civil lawsuits, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled this week in a lawsuit against a Southwest Ohio doctor over a woman’s suicide death. The court ruling in the case, related to a medical malpractice suit against a Clermont County doctor, resolved a split among Ohio appeals courts...
Ohio senator predicts child insurance program’s approval

Ohio senator predicts child insurance program’s approval

this says 210,000 families but Dayton Children’s says more like 219,000. Kaiser Data says 223,000 Sen. Sherrod Brown predicted the Senate will approve a compromise bill that will finance for the next five years a federal children’s health program that provides coverage to nearly 219,000 low-income children in Ohio. Both the Senate and House will have to re-authorize the program, which...
Equifax breach: What you should do

Equifax breach: What you should do

The Equifax data breach was revealed last Thursday- but many people who may be affected remain confused about what to do to protect themselves. The cyberattack compromised the birth dates, social security numbers, addresses of 143 million people.  To find out if your information was compromised in the Equifax breach, go to www.equifaxsecurity2017.com.  Besides diligently monitoring your...
Human case of West Nile Virus confirmed in Clark County

Human case of West Nile Virus confirmed in Clark County

The Clark County Combined Health District confirms there is one human case of West Nile Virus in the county, according to Larry Shaffer, the Environmental Director at the district.  Shaffer said the condition of the patient was not known.  Earlier on Wednesday, the health district said five more cases of the virus in mosquitoes had been discovered, raising the total number of positive cases...
Reporter spends 12 hours with Wright Patt C-17 trip to Hurricane Irma: Here’s what he witnessed

Reporter spends 12 hours with Wright Patt C-17 trip to Hurricane Irma: Here’s what he witnessed

Air Force Reserve Sr. Airman Brianna Senatore wasn’t given much notice when she packed her bags, got on a C-17 flying in to New Jersey from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and hopscotched across the eastern United States to a hurricane disaster zone in Florida. She and five other reserve firefighters climbed aboard the Wright-Patt based C-17 Globemaster III at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst...
Former state Sen. Tom Roberts is Ohio Conference NAACP president

Former state Sen. Tom Roberts is Ohio Conference NAACP president

Former state Sen. Tom Roberts is the new president of the Ohio Conference NAACP. Roberts, who is second vice president of the Dayton Unit NAACP was elected to the statewide post on Sept. 9 in Columbus. His term expires Sept. 14, 2019.  Derrick L. Foward, Dayton Unit NAACP president, was elected statwide NAACP second vice president.  Denise Williams, Springfield Unit NAACP president, was...
Train derailment temporarily closes Springfield intersections

Train derailment temporarily closes Springfield intersections

Crews have worked to free the cars of the train that were derailed from the track and the other vehicles are now moving, clearing the intersection of Burnett Road. The Leffel Lane intersection with the track is still closed, but should be cleared shortly. A possible train derailment in Springfield has caused officials to block traffic at Burnett Road and Leffel Lane.  Officials declined to confirm...
Traveling after Hurricanes Harvey and Irma? Here are some key tips

Traveling after Hurricanes Harvey and Irma? Here are some key tips

Hurricanes Irma and Harvey have brought billions of dollars in damage to the American South and Caribbean, but the storm season isn’t over yet. “We need to keep our eye on the National Hurricane Center because the season isn’t over yet and the fact that we had two category fours in one season hit the mainland is historic,” said Cindy Antrican, public affairs manager for AAA...
U.S. poverty rates, income measures improved in 2016

U.S. poverty rates, income measures improved in 2016

Median household income in the United States is up for the second consecutive year, rising to possibly the highest level ever recorded, according to new numbers released by the U.S. Census today. The national poverty rate in 2016 was back to a pre-recession level for the first time with 12.7 percent of the population — 40.6 million people — living in poverty. That’s 2.5 million fewer...
Ride with a Wright Patt air crew that lands at 3 bases before it delivers Hurricane Irma relief in Florida

Ride with a Wright Patt air crew that lands at 3 bases before it delivers Hurricane Irma relief in Florida

DOBBINS AIR RESERVE BASE, GA. -- A Wright-Patterson based Air Force Reserve C-17 crew was winging its way to south Florida today filled with troops, food and cots after Hurricane Irma pummeled the state last weekend.  The Dayton Daily News and WHIO-TV have a crew on board today's flight and will provide full coverage. Sr. Airman Brianna Senatore, 24, of Franklinville, N.J., was told to get...
Puppy infection concentrated in Ohio: What you need to know

Puppy infection concentrated in Ohio: What you need to know

An outbreak likely linked to Petland puppies is concentrated in Ohio. The outbreak of the Campylobacter infection, which can spread to people from puppies and dogs, has been linked to 39 people reported sick including nine hospitalizations, though no deaths have been reported, according to the Ohio Department of Health and Centers for Disease Control. Some people may show no signs of infection while...
Irma’s damage less than expected, but southwest Ohio aids in relief

Irma’s damage less than expected, but southwest Ohio aids in relief

After a gripping week of uncertainty, Floridians with ties to the area expressed relief that the Hurricane Irma — billed as what could be one of the nation’s most devastating ever — did not damage their property. “I’m very pleasantly surprised that everything seems to be good,” said Kelsey Burr, a former Centerville resident living in Ft. Myers, which took a direct...
Puppies sold at pet stores linked to Ohio outbreak, six other states

Puppies sold at pet stores linked to Ohio outbreak, six other states

Puppies sold at Petland are linked as the likely source of an infection outbreak in Ohio and six other states. The outbreak of the infection, which can spread to people from puppies and dogs, has been linked to 39 people reported sick including nine hospitalizations, though no deaths have been reported, according to the Ohio Department of Health and Centers for Disease Control. People with the Campylobacter...
Economic impact of Harvey, Irma likely to continue

Economic impact of Harvey, Irma likely to continue

The economic impacts of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma are expected to continue hit home. The average price of gasoline jumped in the past two weeks after Harvey prompted the closure of refineries. Oil industry analyst Trilby Lundberg said Sunday that it was the biggest price hike recorded by the Lundberg Survey since 2011. Gas distribution will likely continue to be impacted due to Hurricane Irma&rsquo...
As Hurricane Irma pounds Florida, Dayton sends assistance

As Hurricane Irma pounds Florida, Dayton sends assistance

As Hurricane Irma pounds parts of Florida local organizations are heading down South to aid in recovery efforts while other Dayton natives flee the storm to return home to safety. Support from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton Power & Light and other local organizations helped provide assistance after Irma made landfall Sunday morning in the Florida Keys. The storm already left islands in the...
Southwest Ohio provides sanctuary, resources as Hurricane Irma nears

Southwest Ohio provides sanctuary, resources as Hurricane Irma nears

As more military planes landed Friday at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base to avoid the destructive path of powerful Hurricane Irma barreling towards Florida, nearly 100 medical personnel at the base were put on standby to respond to the massive storm’s aftermath. Irma — downgraded Friday to a category 4 storm yet still packing winds up to 155 miles per hour as it churns toward the Florida...
West Liberty school shooting victim to be honored at football game

West Liberty school shooting victim to be honored at football game

The Champaign County community continues to show support for the victim of the West Liberty-Salem school shooting. Logan Cole, now a senior at West Liberty-Salem High School, will be honored during the Urbana University football game Saturday. He will be awarded the university’s first Knights’ Peace Award, which is to be an annual event. Urbana University Vice President and Provost Christopher...
Furniture, children’s clothing and toys among latest recalls

Furniture, children’s clothing and toys among latest recalls

Dangerous dressers, children’s clothing and toys are among the latest product recalls, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. There is one report of a four-year-old child being injured by a Mainstay dresser which can tip over if not anchored to the wall.  Over one million of the dressers made by Ameriwood were sold at Walmart and other retailers nationwide between April of...
Columbus Police release ID of school shooter

Columbus Police release ID of school shooter

Columbus--The first call to police came at 8:33 a.m. that there was an active shooter at a Columbus school for 6th through 12th graders. Within 25 minutes, students were evacuated and a male suspect was arrested. “No students were injured. Everyone was accounted for. We have a suspect. We have the gun, and everyone is safe,” said Columbus Police spokeswoman Denise Alex-Bouzounis. Police...
Hurricane Irma has Ohioan stuck in Florida ‘freaking out’

Hurricane Irma has Ohioan stuck in Florida ‘freaking out’

For an Ohioan stuck in Florida and in the path of Hurricane Irma, Keeley Harding is "freaking out" and very overwhelmed.  The pediatric nurse practitioner from Beavercreek Twp. flew to Bradenton, south of Tampa, to be with her mother and brother, who cannot travel because of medical issues.  Harding's mother was discharged Thursday after surgery and her brother is on disability...
Endangered missing child located

Endangered missing child located

The child was located. The Clark County Sheriff’s Office put out an alert this afternoon about an endangered missing child.  Cameron Vernon, 15, was last seen on Sept. 6 at 6:45 p.m. at his home on Ridgeway Drive, Mad River Twp. in Clark County, according to the Sheriff’s office. When he walked away from the home he was wearing gray shorts, a navy shirt and an unknown color sweatshirt...
Regional airport adds nonstop flights to Paris

Regional airport adds nonstop flights to Paris

Another regional airport has added a nonstop flight to Paris. Delta, in partnership Air France KLM, will bring nonstop trans-Atlantic service from Indianapolis to its European hub at Paris-Charles de Gaulle beginning in May 2018. Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport was the only airport in Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio that offered nonstop, trans-Atlantic service. » WOW air expands...
Pro soccer player from Miami Valley leaves Puerto Rico before Hurricane Irma hits

Pro soccer player from Miami Valley leaves Puerto Rico before Hurricane Irma hits

Jake Stovall, a four-year soccer player for Wright State and Centerville High grad, is on his way home tonight after escaping Hurricane Irma, which is bearing down on Puerto Rico where he now plays professionally.  "When I left this morning, it was pretty calm," Stovall told News Center 7's James Buechele by telephone. "I know the electricity is out there right now." ...
Ohio man dies from West Nile virus

Ohio man dies from West Nile virus

An Ohio man has died from West Nile virus, marking the first reported death from the virus in 2017. The 74-year-old Defiance County man who died had been hospitalized with encephalitis. The Ohio Department of Health said in a statement that there have been 10 human cases reported across the state, including in some local counties like Clark, Greene and Hamilton. RELATED: State reports first West Nile...
Obamacare plans in Ohio to cost 34 percent more on average in 2018

Obamacare plans in Ohio to cost 34 percent more on average in 2018

People who buy health insurance through the Affordable Care Act will pay 34 percent more on average in Ohio next year. There will be about half as many insurers selling plans in Ohio and higher costs for buying insurance in 2018 amid uncertainty over whether President Donald Trump’s administration will follow through on threats to end federal payments lowering the cost of plans sold on the exchanges...
Local law enforcement, addiction teams get money to fight opioids

Local law enforcement, addiction teams get money to fight opioids

Several local law enforcement agencies have been awarded money to help fight the opioid crisis through quick response teams. Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, Wednesday, announced the awards — totalling $3 million for 40 agencies statewide — that will be used to replicate or expand Drug Abuse Response Teams (DARTs) and/or Quick Response Teams (QRTs). RELATED: Dayton Children’s treating...
Body camera released of Ohio news photographer shot by deputy

Body camera released of Ohio news photographer shot by deputy

Body camera video released by the Clark County Sheriff’s Office shows Deputy Jacob Shaw’s actions in the shooting of news photographer Andy Grimm. The video shows Shaw open his cruiser door and, without word, fire two shots.  Andy Grimm begins to yell in pain and Shaw runs to him. “I thought that was a freaking gun Andy,” Shaw said.   Shaw calls for an ambulance...
Deadline nears for child health insurance program

Deadline nears for child health insurance program

A health insurance program that serves low and middle income children in Ohio needs to be renewed by Congress by the end of September to continue. The Children’s Health Insurance Program, which covered 9 million children, needs to be reauthorized by Sept. 30 in order to continue helping children from families who make too much for Medicaid but still need assistance paying for health care. About...
Key West airport to shut down as Hurricane Irma advances toward Florida

Key West airport to shut down as Hurricane Irma advances toward Florida

While AAA on Tuesday recommended travel tips for anyone who may be affected by Hurricane Irma, government officials in Key West, Fla., announced that Key West International Airport will close Wednesday night.  Government officials, in a Facebook post this afternoon, said the airport will close after the last flight -- Delta Flight 567 departing for Atlanta at 5:50 p.m. -- because TSA's security...
FACT CHECK: Is Hurricane Irma the most intense hurricane ever?

FACT CHECK: Is Hurricane Irma the most intense hurricane ever?

You’ve likely seen some national news headlines claiming Hurricane Irma is the most intense hurricane ever in the Atlantic.  Well, not exactly, according to Storm Center 7 Meteorologist McCall Vrydaghs.  First, you have to understand how the entire Atlantic Ocean region is segmented by the National Hurricane Center.  It’s divided into four sections: Atlantic Basin - western...
Ohio Task Force 1 told to be prepared to redeploy for Hurricane Irma

Ohio Task Force 1 told to be prepared to redeploy for Hurricane Irma

UPDATE @ 5:15 p.m.: Ohio Task Force 1 has been informed that it needs to be prepared to redeploy for Hurricane Irma. The team has not received any official orders to deploy. OH-TF1 spokesman Phil Sinewe said more details about any future deployment relative to Hurricane Irma will be shared “as soon as we have them.” Ohio Task Force 1 will deploy for Hurricane Irma, however will return...
Sheriff to release body cam footage after Ohio news photographer shot

Sheriff to release body cam footage after Ohio news photographer shot

The Clark County Sheriff’s Office will release body-camera footage, radio traffic and other documents related to Monday’s officer-involved shooting. The records will be made available today after this news organization submitted a public records request. New Carlisle News staff photographer Andy Grimm was shot by Clark County Sheriff’s deputy Jake Shaw in the incident Monday night...
Unofficial Harvey tally: Ohio Task Force 1 rescues 173 people, 40 animals

Unofficial Harvey tally: Ohio Task Force 1 rescues 173 people, 40 animals

UPDATE @ 6 p.m. (Sept. 6): Members of Ohio Task Force 1, as they spent Wednesday rehabbing equipment for a likely deployment in response to Hurricane Irma, are being hailed as heroes for the mission stemming from Hurricane Harvey.  "As Chief of OH-TF1 I am proud to be a part of this organization and I am especially proud of them," Dayton Fire Chief Jeffrey Payne, who is OH-TF1 supporting...
Central State grad Omarosa may be on way out of Trump’s White House

Central State grad Omarosa may be on way out of Trump’s White House

Central State University graduate and current White House advisor Omarosa Manigault could be on her way out of her role as communications director for the Office of Public Liaison if new Chief of Staff John Kelly has anything to say about it. MORE: Central State grad Omarosa Manigault joins Trump transition team According to the Daily Beast , Kelly has begun limiting the...
Harvey-like deluge would overwhelm Miami Valley’s flood system

Harvey-like deluge would overwhelm Miami Valley’s flood system

The Miami Valley’s flood control systems would never be able to withstand the deluge that left Houston under water. But, scientifically speaking, it shouldn’t have to. Parts of Texas saw more than 50 inches of rainfall from Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath — as much as two feet of rain in 24 hours. While this is unprecedented, the situation was made worse by the lack of adequate...
8 hour fire destroys Clark County auto repair business

8 hour fire destroys Clark County auto repair business

Flames and heavy smoke engulfed RC Enterprises auto repair business Sunday morning in Clark County. At least two buildings caught fire in a blaze that burned for more than eight hours, destroying the business at 4433 Spence Road in Pike Twp. Pike Twp. fire crews requested the help of multiple area fire departments, including a 5,000-gallon water tank from Wright Patterson Air Force Base. Hazmat...
Great Pyrenees rescue, kennel in Springfield shelter dogs to help lost pets in Houston

Great Pyrenees rescue, kennel in Springfield shelter dogs to help lost pets in Houston

A Springfield kennel is partnering with the local National Great Pyrenees Rescue group to do its part to help dogs lost in the Texas floodwaters. Neal Kennels, 3945 E. National Road, will be a temporary home for Daisy, Dollie, Trigger, Rock and three puppies. The six Great Pyrenees left their foster homes in Louisiana to make room for an influx of Houston pets to Louisiana after Hurricane...
Uninsured driver takes a bite out of Beavercreek Popcorn Festival

Uninsured driver takes a bite out of Beavercreek Popcorn Festival

The annual Beavercreek Popcorn Festival will go on next weekend, but without its main power source after an uninsured driver crashed into it last year. Nearly 300 vendors set up along Dayton-Xenia Road for the two-day event that draws an estimated 70,000 people each year. Normally, the festival makes enough money to donate between $10,000 and $12,000 to local charities. But this year, the festival...
News Center 7 crew in Texas: Floods frightening, victims so optimistic

News Center 7 crew in Texas: Floods frightening, victims so optimistic

News Center 7 reporter Gabrielle Enright and photographer Chuck Hamlin witnessed firsthand the worst of Mother Nature and the best of the human spirit as they reported about Hurricane Harvey in Texas the last week. Enright and Hamilin traveled with Ohio Task Force 1 on previous hurricane deployments — Irene, Gustav, Ike and Matthew — but headed last week to Houston with the Kettering-based...
Fentanyl led to 90% of overdose deaths in 24 area counties, mostly men

Fentanyl led to 90% of overdose deaths in 24 area counties, mostly men

A new study by local researchers found an increase in overdose deaths that can be traced to fentanyl and other drugs similar to fentanyl. A team with the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine found that more than 90 percent of unintentional overdose deaths in 24 Ohio counties in January and February 2017 involved fentanyl and drugs with a molecular structure similar to fentanyl, also...
Local residents warned of new health care phone scam

Local residents warned of new health care phone scam

The Ohio Department of Health is warning residents about a phone scam where callers pose as health department staff asking for personal information. The callers use ID spoofing technology to make it appear that they are calling from a credible phone number, including appearing to call from the state health department or at least one local health department. Other callers have reported the scammers...
Boonshoft School of Medicine to study refugee health in Ohio

Boonshoft School of Medicine to study refugee health in Ohio

A $25,000 grant could help local researchers better understand the health needs of Ohio refugees. Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine was granted the funding from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute to support the project, according to a news release from the school. The research team will be focused on patient-centered outcomes research and will build a program focused...
Injured WSU basketball player returns home after rehab in Colorado

Injured WSU basketball player returns home after rehab in Colorado

A Wright State basketball player injured in an accident at a party near Miami University has returned home after months of rehab in Colorado.  Ryan Custer returned to Cincinnati Wednesday after spending months at Craig Hospital in Denver in rehab. Custer fractured his C5 vertebrae jumping into a makeshift pool on April 8 at a party near Miami University.  Weeks after the accident, Custer...
Task force moves to next phase of rescue in Houston

Task force moves to next phase of rescue in Houston

Tropical Storm Harvey stopped dumping rain on Houston on Wednesday, but the receding water in Texas may reveal an even larger disaster for residents and overtaxed rescue workers. “Somebody’s going to have to search entire neighborhoods,” said Ohio Task Force 1 spokesman Phil Sinewe. “Somebody’s going to have to walk door-to-door and make sure there’s not injured...
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