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Springfield man accused of fighting with deputy

Clark County jailers alleged a man fought with deputies and wouldn’t obey their commands. Brooks Nawman, 33, was in the Clark County Jail on Sunday, July 23, on a charge of obstruction when he allegedly began kicking the window to his cell. CRIME: Springfield woman accused of driving drunk, crashing SUV with 4 kids “As Deputy Moses Young opened the door, Mr. Nawman jumped down off the...
Clark County Pet of the Week

Clark County Pet of the Week

Meet Jimbo. He is an approximately 2-year-old mix who weighs 60 pounds. Jimbo is vaccinated, dewormed, neutered, rabies vaccinated, heartworm negative and microchipped. His adoption fee is $100 which includes his dog license. Jimbo is located at the Humane Society Serving Clark County, 5201 Urbana Road, in Springfield. Shelter hours are 1 to 7 p.m. Thursday, 1 to 4:30 p.m. Friday, noon to 4:30 p.m...
Champaign County Pet of the Week

Champaign County Pet of the Week

Digger is a 2-year-old male Shar Pei mix. He is a medium-sized dog at 55 pounds. Digger came to us from an out-of-state rescue facility where he was on their euthanasia list. It takes time to gain Digger’s trust, but once you have it, he will beg you to play with him. Digger is up to date on vaccinations (including rabies) and has tested negative for heartworm. He has been given his monthly...
Clark County Municipal Court cases

Clark County Municipal Court cases

CASES CALLED MONDAY INCLUDED: Derek A. Borden, 29, of 2217 Columbus Ave., domestic violence, innocent, continued, bond $1,000. Jason A. G. Boring, 42, of 1503 Lagonda Ave., OVI, guilty, continued. Sarah Dejah Bowshier, 30, of 1302 Delta Road, Apt. B, domestic violence, innocent, continued, public defender appointed, bond $1,000; assault, innocent, continued. William Wayne Brewer III, 22, of 2743 Elmore...
Unemployment rates up slightly in Clark, Champaign counties

Unemployment rates up slightly in Clark, Champaign counties

The unemployment rate in Clark and Champaign Counties edged higher in June, but remained similar to the same time a year ago, according to a monthly report from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. The unemployment rate in Clark County was 5.2 percent in June, up from 4.4 percent in May. But the report showed similar results to June of last year, when Clark County’s unemployment rate...
Think your college tuition cost is high? Growth is slowest in decades

Think your college tuition cost is high? Growth is slowest in decades

College tuition in the United States is growing more slowly than it has in decades, according to new figures released by the Labor Department. After financial aid is factored in, tuition for college and graduate school grew increased last year by 1.9 percent, The Wall Street Journal reports. That’s well below the average rate of tuition growth. From 1990 through 2016, tuition increased...
Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

COMMON PLEAS COURT NEW SUITS 17-CV-0406 - Jared Edens, 2125 S. Tecumseh Road, Lot 59, v. JM Consolidated Industries, LLC, 2020 Progress Road, and Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation, Columbus, notice of appeal. 17-CV-0407 - The Huntington National Bank, Columbus, v. Taseina L. Raber, 1607 Overlook Dr., complaint for $20,193. 17-CV-0408 - Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., v. Barbara K. Morgan, 4261 New...

Sheriff urges fairgoers to try police shooting simulator

An Ohio sheriff is encouraging county fairgoers to try police scenarios in a firearms training simulator, hoping they'll better understand the split-second decisions that officers make about firing their weapons. Clark County Sheriff Deborah Burchett tells the Springfield News-Sun (http://bit.ly/2vF2ZTu ) she rented the simulator to promote discussion about the dangers that officers face. She says...
$15K in tools, truck reported stolen from Springfield business

$15K in tools, truck reported stolen from Springfield business

More than $15,000 in tools and a truck were reported stolen from a Springfield business this weekend. Multiple welders, a saw and a truck were stolen from TS Steel, 212 Monroe St., between 11 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. Monday morning, according to a police report. MORE CRIME: Springfield man accused of hitting pregnant woman with space heater The business owner told police it appears the suspect pried...
Clark County training shows ‘split-second’ choices officers must make

Clark County training shows ‘split-second’ choices officers must make

A firearms training simulator gives Clark County fairgoers the chance to see things from an officer’s perspective, something Sheriff Deborah Burchett hopes will allow people to better understand the difficult decisions deputies sometimes have to make. The Clark County Sheriff’s Office has set up the Firearms Training Simulator in the Annex Building at the fair. It’s free to try for...
Clark County Fair Forecast: Warm with high UV index

Clark County Fair Forecast: Warm with high UV index

The Clark County Fair continues today, and the forecast is looking great to attend, said Storm Center 7 Meteorologist McCall Vrydaghs. Lots of sunshine both today and tomorrow will bring about warm temperatures, but it won’t be too humid. Keep in mind the UV index will be very high both days, so applying and reapplying sunblock is suggested.   Thursday will be the day to watch as the threat...
Springfield woman accused of driving drunk, crashing SUV with 4 kids

Springfield woman accused of driving drunk, crashing SUV with 4 kids

A Springfield woman has been accused of crashing into parked cars while driving under the influence with four children in the SUV. Janae Watkins, 20, was charged with four counts of endangering children, as well as criminal damaging, OVI, failure to stop after an accident, license forfeiture, child restraint and assault. She appeared in Clark County Municipal Court on Monday and pleaded not guilty...
Bethel Twp. fire department seeks emergency levy for $398K per year

Bethel Twp. fire department seeks emergency levy for $398K per year

The Bethel Twp. Fire Department wants to put an emergency five-year, 2-mill levy on the November ballot, the first time it’s asked for new tax money since 2002. Bethel Twp. trustees are expected to vote tonight on putting the issue on the ballot. If approved by voters, it would generate about $398,000 a year. Bethel Twp. is the most populous township in Clark County, with more than 18,000 residents...
What ever happened to WHIO’s famous tower? 

What ever happened to WHIO’s famous tower? 

For more than six decades, a metal landmark towered over Dayton and transmitted news into thousands and thousands of homes in the Miami Valley.  Today, a chunk of the WHIO broadcast tower dedicated in 1949 is on display at Dayton History at Carillon Historical Park.  It helps tell the story of the entrepreneur, governor, newspaperman and broadcaster who put it there. The Governor James...
Bright skies, pleasant today; storms return Thursday

Bright skies, pleasant today; storms return Thursday

Clear and cool morning with temperatures climbing through the 60s on Tuesday, said Storm Center 7 Meteorologist McCall Vrydaghs. Cool and quiet morning Tuesday Very high UV index Tuesday Storms return Thursday RELATED: Sky Witness 7   TODAY: Lots of sunshine on tap for the afternoon which means a very high UV index. Remember to wear SPF 30 or higher sunblock. Feeling warm, but...
(Allen, Dorothy L. PALMER

(Allen, Dorothy L. PALMER

PALMER (Allen), Dorothy L. 12/21/37 - 05/26/2017 Born in Springfield, Ohio to Howard and Ada Allen, Dorothy graduated to heaven in Yuba City, California. A survivor and avid reader, Dorothy loved her family with all her heart. Starting from humble beginnings, she had a strong work ethic, thirst for knowledge, and skillful hands. She left home young, experienced life, fell in love, and married James...
Barton, Samuel

Barton, Samuel

BARTON, Samuel Age 85, of Enon, passed away July 23, 2017. Service pending. Adkins Funeral Home, Enon. View the obituary on Legacy.com Funeral Home Information Adkins Funeral Home 7055 Dayton Road Enon, OH 45323 www.adkinsfunerals.com
CASTLE, Irene

CASTLE, Irene

CASTLE (Van Hoose), Irene Age 85, of Urbana, passed away July 8, 2017. Services are entrusted to Vernon Funeral Home, Urbana. View the obituary on Legacy.com
DETTY, Vesta M.

DETTY, Vesta M.

DETTY, Vesta M. 94, of Springfield, went home to be with the Lord, Monday, July 24, 2017. She will be sadly missed by those who loved her. Private services will be held. Arrangements by RICHARDS, RAFF & DUNBAR MEMORIAL HOME. 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...
DUNCAN, Eva

DUNCAN, Eva

DUNCAN, Eva "Juanita" 93, New Carlisle, visitation 12-1 PM WED, service 1 PM. Sign the guestbook at Legacy.com View the obituary on Legacy.com
Gilbert, Brenda

Gilbert, Brenda

GILBERT, Brenda Lee Age 62, of New Carlisle, passed away July 17, 2017. Private service. Lusain Funeral Home, Dayton. View the obituary on Legacy.com
Seaman, Shirley

Seaman, Shirley

SEAMAN, Shirley A. 82, of Medway, Ohio passed away Monday, July 24, 2017. She was born March 20, 1935 in Dayton, Ohio the daughter of the late Rexford & Ruth (Freeland) Beatty. Her great love was her family, nothing mattered more. She was the leader of our family, the one who brought everyone together for all occasions and will be missed greatly. She had a wonderful sense of humor and always put others...
Duncan, William

Duncan, William

DUNCAN, William E. Age 75, of Springfield, passed away July 23, 2017. Service pending. Littleton & Rue Funeral Home, Springfield. View the obituary on Legacy.com
Griest, Kthryn

Griest, Kthryn

GRIEST, Kathryn L. 95, of Springfield, passed away in her home on Friday evening, July 21, 2017. She was born in Springfield on April 9, 1922, the third child of John and Nellie (Walls) Pauley. Kathryn retired from Mad River Supply following many years as their bookkeeper. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Dale W. and Angela Griest, with whom she made her home; a sister, Mary Williamson...
Morley, Barbara

Morley, Barbara

MORLEY, Barbara Eloise 83, of Springfield, passed away on Monday, July 24, 2017 in her home. She was born on June 23, 1934 in Columbus, Ohio, the daughter of the late Lawrence V. and Clara (Hysell) Soulsby. Barbara was a telephone operator for many years with Ohio Bell and later retired from AT&T in 1994. She enjoyed traveling, spending time family, friends and playing cards. Barb was a loving person...
Parish, Kenneth

Parish, Kenneth

PARISH, Kenneth R. Age 75, of Springfield, passed away July 23, 2017. Service pending. Littleton & Rue Funeral Home, Springfield. View the obituary on Legacy.com
Justice offers behind the scenes view of Supreme Court in Springfield

Justice offers behind the scenes view of Supreme Court in Springfield

Ohio Supreme Court Justice Judy French discussed money’s influence in judicial elections and the workload of Ohio’s courts in Springfield on Monday. More than 3 million lawsuits are filed annually in Ohio, the majority of which are initially filed and dealt with at the local county courts, French told Springfield Rotary Club members. Ohio’s population is about 11.6 million people...
Urbana cleans up damage after weekend storms

Urbana cleans up damage after weekend storms

The city of Urbana is cleaning up after strong storms hit the area over the weekend. The Champaign County city designated Monday as a citywide cleanup day, including curbside pickup by city crews of fallen limbs and brush. That was after a string of storms caused damage to trees and power lines. The brush pick-up service is activated if there is “extensive damage to trees in the community,&rdquo...
Shawnee baseball coach Rob Cassell steps down

Shawnee baseball coach Rob Cassell steps down

Shawnee High School baseball coach Rob Cassell has missed many of his son’s games over the last decade, and he doesn’t want to miss any more. Cassell informed Shawnee players during a meeting on Sunday night he will not return to coach the team next season. Cassell’s oldest son Nick is entering his freshman year at Tecumseh, and another son is in middle school in the district. &ldquo...
Pygmy goat show offers pint-sized fun at Clark County Fair

Pygmy goat show offers pint-sized fun at Clark County Fair

Evan Wright was drawn to showing pygmy goats at the Clark County Fair because he wanted an animal that he could keep after the competition. He and his tiny goat, Daisy, were named grand champion of the pygmy goat show Monday at the Clark County Fair. Wright showed market goats for one year but didn’t like having to deal with selling them. DETAILS: Popular church cafeteria to close after one...
Chocolate firm names Urbana-based Robert Rothschild Farm exec as CEO

Chocolate firm names Urbana-based Robert Rothschild Farm exec as CEO

The former CEO of Urbana-based Robert Rothschild Farm will take a new position as the head of Russell Stover, a chocolate maker based in Kansas City, according to Candy Industry Magazine. Andrew Desiter most recently served as president and CEO of Robert Rothschild Farm, a specialty food manufacturer just outside Urbana known for its sauces, dips and other food products. The Springfield News-Sun previously...
Rescuer clung to boy plucked from Arizona flash flood

Rescuer clung to boy plucked from Arizona flash flood

West, a Pima County sheriff's deputy among those sent to rescue hikers stranded in a canyon, was scared the child would fall through the harness that seemed loose around his small frame. But West managed to safely hoist the boy into the helicopter and away from the rapids that forced him and his father atop a boulder. The two were among 17 hikers stuck Sunday in the scenic canyon on Tucson's outskirts...
Springfield man accused of firing gun twice during alleged robbery

Springfield man accused of firing gun twice during alleged robbery

A Springfield man has been accused of firing two shots during an attempted robbery last week. Brock See, 19, was charged in connection with a July 17 shooting where police alleged he used a handgun to try to rob a man. See was charged with aggravated burglary and aggravated robbery in Clark County Municipal Court. READ MORE: Springfield man accused of hitting pregnant woman with heater Police said...
Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

COMMON PLEAS COURT NEW SUITS 17-CV-0403 - Na’Marr Ramey, 621 Hensel Ave., v. Mark Smith, 1086 Mound St., et al., complaint for $25,000,000 for false mental illness claim. 17-CV-0404 - Federal National Mortgage Assn., v. John Jones, as heir to the Estate of Beverly A. Jones, 625 W. Jefferson St., et al., complaint in foreclosure for $40,013. 17-CV-0405 - Spartan Residential, LLC, 750 Shrine Road...
Urbana native to voice Marvel villain in third Thor film

Urbana native to voice Marvel villain in third Thor film

Urbana native Clancy Brown will have a role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in one of Hollywood’s biggest franchises. SOCIAL MEDIA: FOLLOW REPORTER MICHAEL COOPER ON FACEBOOK AND TWITTER. Brown will voice the role of the demon Surtur in the upcoming Marvel movie, “Thor: Ragnarok,” according to Comicbook.com. The film’s director announced the news at this weekend’s San...
Clark County Municipal Court cases

Clark County Municipal Court cases

CASES CALLED THURSDAY INCLUDED: Kerry D. Brown, 66, of 1819 Morgan St., OVI, driving without lights, dismissed. Jay G. Gawlikowski, 53, of 3454 Folk Ream Road, child endangering, dismissed. Marylyn C. Null, 70, of 4425 Willowdale Road, OVI amended to disregard of safety, guilty, 12 months driver’s license suspension with modification, three days jail with three days suspended, administrative...
Twenty one local players on Big Ten rosters in 2017

Twenty one local players on Big Ten rosters in 2017

The 14 Big Ten football head coaches and three players from each school gather in Chicago on Monday and Tuesday for media days. As usual, Dayton and the Miami Valley are well represented in the conference. Springboro grad Sean Welsh, an offensive lineman at Iowa, and Trotwood-Madison grad Mike McCray, a linebacker at Michigan, will represent their schools at media days. Here’s a glance at all...
Springfield man accused of hitting pregnant woman with space heater

Springfield man accused of hitting pregnant woman with space heater

A Springfield man is facing domestic violence and drug charges after he allegedly threw a space heater at a pregnant woman who wouldn’t buy him drugs. MORE: Clark County suspected overdose deaths surpass last year’s total William W. Brewer, 22, of 2743 Elmore Drive, was charged with possession of drugs, possession of a controlled substance and domestic violence. He’s expected to...
Gas price increases could continue in the coming months

Gas price increases could continue in the coming months

DAYTON — Average retail gasoline prices in Dayton have risen 10.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.22 per gallon on Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 391 gas outlets in Dayton. This compares with the national average that has increased 2.1 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.27 per gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.   ...
Enon Sand sues Clark County after state gives permit despite concerns

Enon Sand sues Clark County after state gives permit despite concerns

A mining company sued Clark County the same day the state granted it a new mining permit in Mad River Twp., despite significant opposition from neighbors. The lawsuit from Enon Sand and Gravel seeks to bypass the Clark County Board of Zoning Appeals and “protect its right to continue prior nonconforming uses” of the property, according to court records. It also seeks damages from the county...
Buyers stretch out car loans to record lengths to lower monthly bills

Buyers stretch out car loans to record lengths to lower monthly bills

The length of loans for new vehicles hit an all-time high last month, as buyers took on more debt and stretched their budgets for increasingly expensive cars and trucks.  The average length of an auto loan hit a record of 69.3 months in June, according to research from Edmunds.com, up almost 7 percent compared to five years ago. And Clark County lenders said it’s no longer uncommon to see...
Sri Lankan navy rescues elephants swept out to sea

Sri Lankan navy rescues elephants swept out to sea

Two elephants that were swept out to sea were rescued by Sri Lanka's navy on Sunday, according to a CBS report. The navy patrol located the elephants more than a  half-a-mile from the shore. CBS reported the animals were in distress, and could barely keeping their trunks above the water surface. The navy sent in divers and multiple vessels as part of what it called a "...
AP PHOTOS: American black women feel it's time to get a gun

AP PHOTOS: American black women feel it's time to get a gun

A minister posing with a church manual in one hand and a 9 mm handgun in the other. A tax analyst cradling her AR-15 semi-automatic. A flight attendant taking aim, her blue fingernail polish glowing alongside the Glock 40. A banker in a black summer dress checking the chamber. They are among the American black women now picking up firearms and learning how to shoot. Most say they want to protect their...
Break from heat and humidity arriving; storms return Thursday

Break from heat and humidity arriving; storms return Thursday

Partly cloudy skies will gradually clear through the evening air as less humid air starts to arrive, according to Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell. Clearing, turning less humid tonight More comfortable through midweek Rain and storms return Thursday RELATED: Sky Witness 7    TONIGHT: Skies will continue to clear as temperatures slowly drop back through the 70s...
CHILTON, Phyllis A.

CHILTON, Phyllis A.

CHILTON, Phyllis A. 63, of Springfield departed this life Friday July 21, 2017. She was born on October 05, 1953, the daughter of the late James and Susie Chilton. She leaves to cherish her memory, her son Austin Chilton. Phyllis expressed her sense of adventure through travelling the world including Africa, Europe, Panama, Mediterranean, and the Caribbean. She also enjoyed travelling in the United...
International Space Station visible tonight

International Space Station visible tonight

The International Space Station will fly over the Miami Valley tonight, said Storm Center 7 Meteorologist McCall Vrydaghs. Clear skies will prevail, leaving prefect conditions to see this six minute pass across the evening sky. The space station will appear in the west southwestern sky around 9:47 p.m. and will travel to the northeast before disappearing. The space station looks like a steady star...
Miami U. student sues, claims unfair suspension for sex assault claim

Miami U. student sues, claims unfair suspension for sex assault claim

A Miami University student is suing the Butler County school, accusing officials of punishing him unfairly after a female student accused him of a sexual assault he contends was consensual sex. The male student — identified in the federal court lawsuit only as “John Doe” — contends it was a mutually-agreed-to sexual encounter that took place after drinking in Oxford bars last...
Butler County Sheriff: Tensing can apply to sheriff’s office

Butler County Sheriff: Tensing can apply to sheriff’s office

Butler County Sheriff Richard K. Jones said former University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing can apply to the Butler County Sheriff’s office just like anybody else. “I know him by what I’ve seen and I talked to one of his supervisors in the past when this first started and they spoke very highly of him,” Jones told our news partners at WCPO in Cincinnati. Murder and...
Judge denies UD’s motion to dismiss ‘hazing’ lawsuit

Judge denies UD’s motion to dismiss ‘hazing’ lawsuit

A visiting judge on Friday “denied in total” the University of Dayton’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit alleging hazing brought by an ex-football player who said he suffered a brain injury after hard drinking during the 2014 “Mad Dogs” event for freshman team members. Judge Peter Handwork from Lucas County heard arguments from Max Engelhart’s attorneys and lawyers representing...
Butler Tech moves ahead with rapid expansion plan

Butler Tech moves ahead with rapid expansion plan

The big changes at one of Ohio’s largest career school systems keep coming. Though it’s less than two years old, Butler Tech’s leading edge Bioscience Center in West Chester Township is already expanding its classroom space for the upcoming 2017-2018 school year. And school officials are moving on additional plans to add to the two-story building and adjacent class buildings to the...
How to score a FREE Chipotle burrito this summer (hint: it’s kinda fun!)

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

OK, you’re going to have to do a little work for this offer, but it’s worth it for a deal, right? Chipotle is offering buy one get one free burritos as part of a new collaboration that is connected to an iconic hip-hop act. Yes, that’s right. Now you have to know more, right? Know up front you will need to invest about 3 minutes of online play time to get this offer. 1. Visit the...
Stabbing victim, suspect both recorded deadly incident, police believe

Stabbing victim, suspect both recorded deadly incident, police believe

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

Tree falls on Arcanum home as severe weather moves through

The Miami Valley is under a Severe Thunderstorm Warning until 8:15 a.m. Storm damage has been reported in the area. Huber Heights crews are working to clear and tree that fell across Rip Rap Road Westbound Kemp at Grange Hall Road in Beavercreek is shut down for a tree across the roadway as of 8:10 a.m. At 10877 North Kessler Road in Piqua, a DP&L pole is reportedly on fire...
Man accused of killing ex-girlfriend, hiding body in car heads back to Lorain Co.

Man accused of killing ex-girlfriend, hiding body in car heads back to Lorain Co.

An Elyria man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend and stuffing her body into the trunk of his car that crashed Wednesday in Darke County is on the way back to Lorain County. Woman’s body found in trunk of car on Ohio 49 Body believed to be of Linnea Satterfield of Elyria Driver Roy Owens Jr. is suspect in Satterfield’s disappearance A Darke County judge set a $1 million bond today for...
Bed bugs, fireworks used to vandalize Middletown property, man says

Bed bugs, fireworks used to vandalize Middletown property, man says

A Middletown man’s residence and car were damaged by vandals who used fireworks and threw bed bugs into his house, according to the police report. Gerald Moore of the 1700 block of Henry Avenue told officers Friday morning that he heard something that sounded like his window being broken and fireworks going off. He discovered a firework the had been ignited under his car and a broken window...
Montgomery County juvenile judge becomes president of national group

Montgomery County juvenile judge becomes president of national group

An opioid crisis tearing apart families across the country and a diminishing respect shown judges – from those even at the highest level of government – have made working in the judiciary vastly more complicated. They are two challenges that Judge Anthony Capizzi said will be at the forefront of his efforts as the new president of the nation’s oldest organization devoted to juvenile...
Sketch released of person of interest in deaths of 2 Indiana teens

Sketch released of person of interest in deaths of 2 Indiana teens

Indiana State Police have released a composite sketch of a man who they say is connected to the deaths of Abigail Williams and Liberty German in Delphi, Ind.  Police describe the man as a white male, between 5-foot 6-inches and 5-foot 10-inches tall, weighing 180 to 220 pounds, with reddish brown hair, according to a media release.  Police said the sketch of the man depicts a hat that might...
Reports of flooding, damage after heavy rain; flood advisory in effect

Reports of flooding, damage after heavy rain; flood advisory in effect

Rain and storms continue to weaken as they move south.  Flooding was reported in some areas late Sunday night and early Monday morning. Shelby and Mercer counties remain under a flood advisory until 8 a.m. >>WATCH: Lightning in New Paris | Lightning strikes in Greenville | Piqua sunset follows storms UPDATE @2:05 a.m. Lingering high water has closed Ohio 116 in the 15000...
Urbana University approved to become branch of Columbus school

Urbana University approved to become branch of Columbus school

Franklin University has received approval to make Urbana University a branch campus effective Aug. 1, a step Franklin officials said will allow Urbana to offer new academic programs and provide better service to students. Urbana had been under academic probation since November 2014 when the Champaign County school faced a variety of challenges, but that will also no longer be the case now that it&rsquo...
Area dermatologist sounds warning about Coca-Cola tanning trend

Area dermatologist sounds warning about Coca-Cola tanning trend

Most of us slather on sunscreen before we head outdoors, but those who are after a bronzed glow are going to sticky extremes. Social media has been abuzz over people using Coca-Cola for self-tanning or as a tan accelerant, but a local dermatologist says it’s something you should avoid. “I’m not sure it’s really prevalent in Dayton yet, but I’m sure it’s out there...
Springfield woman shot in the head identified, recovering 

Springfield woman shot in the head identified, recovering 

A Springfield woman is recovering from being shot in the head Wednesday afternoon. Victoryia Printz, 21, was shot in the right temple about 2:50 p.m. Wednesday in the 200 block of Crossgate Court in an “unknown manner by an unknown male with an unknown weapon,” according to a Springfield Police Division report. Her injury is serious, according to a police report. But her injuries weren&rsquo...
OPINION: Ohio councilman’s answer to OD cases: Let ‘em die

OPINION: Ohio councilman’s answer to OD cases: Let ‘em die

Americans often complain about how far Washington debates seem to be removed from the lives of real people. But Washington’s health care debate and the nation’s opioid crisis became quite real to me in new ways after a city councilman in the Ohio town where I grew up made national news by raising a provocative question: Does the city have to respond to calls from repeat opiate overdose...
Inspector General to review Centerville pilot’s overdose death

Inspector General to review Centerville pilot’s overdose death

The Department of Transportation Office of the Inspector General will review the case of Spirit Airlines Captain Brian Halye — the Centerville pilot who a coroner’s report said fatally overdosed on cocaine and carfentanil with his wife in March — during an upcoming audit of the Federal Aviation Administration’s Drug Abatement Division. Aviation experts, including a former DOT...
B-17 returns to local skies seven decades later

B-17 returns to local skies seven decades later

More than 70 years after reporting for duty at Wright Field, an Army Air Forces B-17 Flying Fortress lumbered over the skies of Dayton on Monday in a salute to history. The restored aircraft, nicknamed the Madras Maiden, landed at Dayton International Airport, where the public will be able to see and fly aboard the World War II-era plane Saturday and Sunday. With its engines rumbling, propellers spinning...
‘Painful’ skincare trend comes with risks

‘Painful’ skincare trend comes with risks

A popular skincare trend comes with a doctor’s warning. Charcoal peel-off face masks may actually be peeling off layers of your skin and, if used too much, could cause permanent damage, according to a dermatologist. They say “pretty hurts,” and in the case of these charcoal masks, testers agree. “This is really painful,” said Destiny Smith, who tried the mask for our...
Painting with your pets: prints of love

Painting with your pets: prints of love

Our friend, Vickie MacDonald, gave us a gift certificate to paint with our dog, Teddy, at The Mosaic Institute of Greater Dayton in Miamisburg. RELATED » Karin Spicer on letting a dog sleep in owners’ bed We were thrilled. This activity was right up our alley. Our home is filled with whimsical art. Colorful drawings, paintings and photographs. Sculptures of glass and clay. Many of the...
Gender reveal parties: What are they?

Gender reveal parties: What are they?

Most people know and understand what a “baby shower” is for expecting parents. Lots of silly, baby-related games are played, while friends and family members provide gifts for the eventual newest member of the family. In the past decade or so, a different type of party is now being associated with pregnancies: gender reveals. After learning of the gender themselves — sometimes even...
Dayton Children’s Hospital is treating two children a week for opiate overdoses

Dayton Children’s Hospital is treating two children a week for opiate overdoses

Dayton Children’s Hospital is treating as many as two children a week for opioid overdoses due to accidental exposure since the beginning of 2017. “It seems like every week we are having the same conversation about kids who have symptoms of opiate exposure,” said Kelly Liker, a pediatric physician at Dayton Children’s. “We’re talking about kids coming into contact...
Power restored to thousands following severe weather

Power restored to thousands following severe weather

Power has been restored to a majority of Miami Valley homes following thousands of outages caused by severe weather Friday afternoon and evening. DP&L reports all but 21 residences in Montgomery County have had power restored, while single-digit outages are reported in Preble, Greene, Clark, Darke, Miami and Shelby counties. UPDATE @ 12:45 a.m. (July 8): Just more than 700 people remain in the...
Man killed in Clark County motorcycle crash identified

Man killed in Clark County motorcycle crash identified

State troopers have identified a man killed in a motorcycle crash on Huntington Road in Clark County as David Yost, 76, of London, Ohio.  Investigators said Yost was traveling east on Huntington Road when he went off the side of the roadway and crashed into a tree.  Yost was pronounced dead at the scene.  Drugs or alcohol are not believed to be factors in the crash. State troopers said...
Sen. Rob Portman meets with local families impacted by heroin crisis

Sen. Rob Portman meets with local families impacted by heroin crisis

As an influx of opioid overdose deaths continues to devastate the Miami Valley, an Ohio lawmaker sat down with local families in Dayton to hear about the impact addiction has had on their lives. U.S. Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, joined local organization Families of Addicts heard from recovering addicts about their journey to sobriety, and listened to family members still struggling with the ramifications...
Cox, Gannett plan deal to print Ohio papers

Cox, Gannett plan deal to print Ohio papers

Cox Media Group Ohio newspapers will be printed at an Indianapolis production facility under an agreement in principle with Gannett Publishing Services, Cox announced today. The daily delivery and appearance of the company’s three daily newspapers – the Dayton Daily News, the Springfield News-Sun and the Journal-News – will not change, said Rob Rohr, Ohio market vice president and...
Local bipartisanship startup begins national tour in Dayton, Lebanon

Local bipartisanship startup begins national tour in Dayton, Lebanon

A group of local residents engaged in political discussions in an effort to alleviate tension across party lines. Better Angels, a Lebanon-based group that aims to use conversation to enhance cross-party discussion, began their ‘One America’ bus tour on Tuesday night in Waynesville. The group held structured discussions on Wednesday night in Lebanon and Thursday night in Kettering. By...
EpiPen lawsuit targets drug price middlemen

EpiPen lawsuit targets drug price middlemen

A new class action lawsuit challenging the price of EpiPens is targeting not the drug’s manufacturer, but three pharmacy benefit managers and the industry’s rebate practices. The lawsuit alleges CVS Health, Express Scripts and Prime Therapeutics, cause price gouging — including the more than 500 percent increase in EpiPen’s price from 2007 to 2016 — by demanding increased...
Independence Day celebrations across the Miami Valley

Independence Day celebrations across the Miami Valley

Independence Day celebrations and parades are already underway across the Miami Valley this morning.  Festivities started at 7:30 a.m. with a 5K run, with the annual parade scheduled to start at 10 a.m. The rest of the day features a street fair from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. with hundreds of booths ranging from arts and crafts to food, treats and games and ends with fireworks at 10 p.m.  Starting...
9-year-old credited as hero for helping grandfather in emergency

9-year-old credited as hero for helping grandfather in emergency

A boy visiting his Clark County grandfather has been credited as a hero by local authorities for calling 9-1-1. Austin Brewer, 9, lives in North Carolina but was in town visiting family on Wednesday, June 12. The young boy said he was watching a scary movie at his grandfather’s home when something scary happened. His grandfather, Gary Brewer, fell unexpectedly. RELATED: Lessons at Urbana...
Endangered Missing Adult Alert issued for Central Ohio man

Endangered Missing Adult Alert issued for Central Ohio man

The Ohio Attorney General’s Office has issued an Endangered Missing Adult Alert for Dennis Morgan, 72, missing from Fairfield County,  Ohio.  Morgan is described as a white male, 5-foot 8-inches tall, 220 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes, last seen wearing a black shirt, blue shorts, and blue shoes. He suffers from dementia, has a heart condition and might be confused, according...
Springfield man directing traffic struck, killed in Madison County

Springfield man directing traffic struck, killed in Madison County

A Springfield man was killed Saturday while directing traffic around his company’s dump truck that was struck by another car. David Lynch, 51, was standing in the northbound lanes of Ohio 56 just before noon in Somerfield Twp. in Madison County when he was struck by a car that hit the dump truck, then a pickup truck and then Lynch, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol. Lynch was taken...
Police: Girl, 2, pulled from bottom of pool in Clark Co. in stable condition

Police: Girl, 2, pulled from bottom of pool in Clark Co. in stable condition

A 2-year-old girl pulled from the bottom of a backyard pool in German Twp. Sunday is still being treated at Dayton Children’s Hospital and police continue to investigate the case.  German Twp. Fire Chief Tim Holman said the girl was in critical condition when she was taken by CareFlight to the hospital Sunday. On Monday he said she was stable but it wasn't clear what condition she was in...
Severe weather possible this Fourth of July

Severe weather possible this Fourth of July

Severe weather could hit this Fourth of July and during the days leading up to it — causing potential problems for fireworks displays — according to the latest WHIO Storm Center 7 forecasts. Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell said he’s watching for potential severe storms late Tuesday. “Monday night into Tuesday, we’re going to look for, perhaps, a few pop-up...
Coroner’s office IDs body in burned out SUV found at Springfield park

Coroner’s office IDs body in burned out SUV found at Springfield park

UPDATE @ 7:45 p.m. (June 30): Gary Moore, 50, was the victim in a burning SUV found in Sherman park, according to the Montgomery County Coroner's Office. Moore’s address was not released. Friday night, a coroner’s investigator said an autopsy has been performed and the probable cause and manner of death are pending. Investigators say it could take “quite a while&rdquo...
U.S. Marshals Service warns of phone scam circulating in Dayton area

U.S. Marshals Service warns of phone scam circulating in Dayton area

The U.S. Marshals Service is warning the public about a phone scam circulating in the Dayton area this week. Several residents in the Dayton area received calls on June 25 and 26 where a caller told them they had an active, federal arrest warrant or bench warrant and were demanding payment of fines, Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshal Jeremy Rose said in a media release.  The calls came from...
New Carlisle restaurant damaged by tornado reopens

New Carlisle restaurant damaged by tornado reopens

The Mel-O-Dee Restaurant that was damaged by a May tornado reopened today. The restaurant at 2350 S. Dayton-Lakeview Road in Park Layne sustained about $100,000 in damage when a confirmed EF1 tornado touched down May 24. Mel-O-Dee will officially reopen at 11 a.m. today, according to a post to the restaurant’s Facebook page. The tornado ripped the air conditioner from the roof, damaged the restaurant&rsquo...
Professor fired after criticizing Warmbier and ‘white clueless males’

Professor fired after criticizing Warmbier and ‘white clueless males’

A Delaware adjunct college professor who said on social media that Otto Warmbier’s “cluelessness” got him killed found her remarks got her fired from her job. On her personal Facebook page, Kathy Dettwyler, a former adjunct professor at the University of Delaware, wrote that Warmbier situation was “typical of a mindset of a lot of the young, white, rich, clueless males who...
Depsite Thunderbirds cancellation, Dayton Air Show thrills crowd

Depsite Thunderbirds cancellation, Dayton Air Show thrills crowd

Spectators came out for the 2017 Vectren Dayton Air Show on Sunday, despite a performance schedule cut short after the cancellation of the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds act. While the Thunderbirds did not fly Sunday, the 2017 show featured 10 other performances, air show organizers said — drawing large crowds under cloudless, blue skies on both Saturday and Sunday. Plans for a jam-packed schedule...
Beggars brace as city says ‘it’s OK to say no’ to them

Beggars brace as city says ‘it’s OK to say no’ to them

The best way to help panhandlers change is to quit giving them change, Dayton and Montgomery County officials say. But people like the husband and wife who sat Thursday on the island at the intersection of Keowee Street and Wayne Avenue, near U.S. 35, say they need whatever they can get. “Homeless. Anything will help. God bless everyone,” said their hand-written cardboard sign. The intersection...
Delays reported at Dayton airport after weather, military accident

Delays reported at Dayton airport after weather, military accident

Delays have been reported at Dayton International Airport, where severe weather is striking and a military plane has crashed during Dayton Air Show practice. Flights have already been delayed or cancelled in and out of the Dayton International Airport. Four morning flights to Chicago, Newark and Charlotte were cancelled, while several other flights were delayed. At least four more departures are delayed...
Tropical Depression Cindy: 5 ways the storm will impact local travel

Tropical Depression Cindy: 5 ways the storm will impact local travel

As Tropical Depression Cindy moves across the South, flooding and heavy rains are likely to impact travel plans throughout the country during the weekend. Cindy made landfall as a tropical storm near the Louisiana-Texas border early Thursday morning, and now the downgraded tropical depression is moving through the lower Mississippi Valley with rain bands extending across the South, according to the...
Officials advise caution as family plans funeral for drowning victim

Officials advise caution as family plans funeral for drowning victim

The drowning death of a 17-year-old Bellbrook boy has left his family wondering why their loved one had to die. Inez Coles said she’s been at a loss for words since rescue crews started searching for her son, D’James Moore, in high, rushing water in the Little Miami River in Sugarcreek Twp. on Tuesday night. “All I can think to ask is ‘why,’” she said Thursday....
Clark County 11-year-old charged with unruliness, inducing panic

Clark County 11-year-old charged with unruliness, inducing panic

Perry Beller made an admission of responsibility to the charges in Clark County Juvenile Court Friday morning, according to Clark County Prosecutor Andy Wilson. He will be put into a diversion program, Wilson said. UPDATE @ 9:20 p.m. (June 22): The Clark County Sheriff's Office is considering pressing charges in the Perry Beller missing child incident and has discussed with the family ways to...
OVI checkpoint planned in the Trotwood area this weekend

OVI checkpoint planned in the Trotwood area this weekend

Trotwood police in conjunction with the Montgomery County OVI Task Force will conduct an OVI checkpoint in the Trotwood area this weekend.  The exact time and location of the checkpoint will be released on Saturday, in compliance with state law.  “The goals of the sobriety checkpoint are to provide public awareness to the consequences of driving under the influence, reduce the number...
Census: Local median age increasing faster than national average

Census: Local median age increasing faster than national average

Sticking with a national and statewide trend, the population in Southwest Ohio got older and continued to become more diverse in 2016. According to annual population estimates released this week by the U.S. Census Bureau, the median age of residents in nine local counties has increased since the last official census and the percentage of minorities grew. FROM 2016: Miami Valley getting older, more...
Air show to pump millions into local economy

Air show to pump millions into local economy

Vectren Dayton Air Show attendees will pump an estimated $2.6 million in direct spending this week into the region’s economy as thousands of visitors pour into restaurants, hotels and businesses, according to the Dayton Convention & Visitors Bureau. The Air Force Thunderbirds jet demonstration team and the first public flight of the F-35 Lighting II at the air show were among the headline acts...
Alaska, Ohio police ‘inundated’ with Pike County murders tips

Alaska, Ohio police ‘inundated’ with Pike County murders tips

Ohio law enforcement investigating the Pike County murders have received a “significant” number of tips from Alaska after a request for information about four people believed to be living there. Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced Monday investigators are looking for information about George “Billy” Wagner III, 46, Angela Wagner, 46, George Wagner IV, 25 and Edward...
Backers want Ohio Aviation Hall of Fame at future monument site

Backers want Ohio Aviation Hall of Fame at future monument site

Ohio may be the birthplace of aviation, but it doesn’t have what California, Kansas, North Carolina and New Jersey all have: a state-oriented aviation hall of fame. A number of aviation enthusiasts in the area want to change that, but money remains a big hurdle. Backers envision an Ohio Aviation Hall of Fame as part of a proposed $21 million Triumph of Flight monument on eight acres at the southwest...
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