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H.S. Results for 4/25: Munchel’s clutch hit carries Tri-Village

Christian Ricker was outstanding on the mound and Camren Munchel’s RBI hit helped Tri-Village come away with a 1-0 win over Franklin Monroe in baseball action Tuesday. In the bottom of the sixth inning Camren Munchel doubled in Luke Wheeler from second base to plate the lone run. Wheeler went 2-for-2 on the night and Mason Sullenbarger was also 2-for-2. Ricker scattered six hits over seven innings...
KR’s McDavid honored as Miss Clark County Basketball

KR’s McDavid honored as Miss Clark County Basketball

Jamari McDavid scored a lot of points in Kenton Ridge’s gym, but what she did practically every minute she was in the gym was sweat. That was due to the running coach Ed Foulk made McDavid and her teammates do over the last four years. The tough practices helped turn McDavid into one of the area’s most prolific scorers, and she was honored for success on the court Tuesday night when she...
OPAI brining ‘Mr. Fox’ to life

OPAI brining ‘Mr. Fox’ to life

There’s a mountain forming on East High Street — indoors. Before making climbing plans, know that this mountain is man-made and the perspective is best seen through imagination. It’s helpful when bringing the fantasy world of a character like Mr. Fox to life. “The Fantastic Mr. Fox” will be set to outfantastic three dimwitted farmers who want to stop him from getting...
Paranormal author: ‘What I do is real’

Paranormal author: ‘What I do is real’

If it’s gone bump in the night, haunted or been sighted in Ohio or Indiana, there’s a ghost of a chance James A. Willis has investigated it. Before the Ghostbusters were called and the glut of cable TV spook chasers made the scene, Willis was checking out the paranormal in the Buckeye state and Midwest. The co-author of the popular “Weird Ohio” and author of “Ohio&rsquo...
WASSO Kitchens Tour is Saturday

WASSO Kitchens Tour is Saturday

Some of Springfield’s hottest kitchens will welcome fans in this weekend. The 11th annual Women’s Association of the Springfield Symphony Orchestra (WASSO) Kitchens Tour will highlight five different spaces, 1-4 p.m. Saturday, April 29. The tour is a fundraiser with proceeds benefitting the Springfield Symphony Orchestra. “We’ve got a variety of kitchens,” said event...
Springfield students tackle invasive plants, other community projects

Springfield students tackle invasive plants, other community projects

A Springfield school helped cut down an invasive plant species in the city as part of a day of service. Honeysuckle is considered a threatening plant said LeAnn Castillo, the Executive Director of National Trails Parks and Recreation District to local wildflowers and plants. The plant was introduced to the United States as an ornamental plant for gardens, and once its planted it will take over, Castillo...
President of Urbana University resigns

President of Urbana University resigns

Urbana University’s president abruptly resigned Tuesday after leading the roughly 1,800-student campus for the past two years. The news of George Lucas’ resignation comes as the university potentially shifts to a branch campus of Franklin University. Franklin acquired the smaller campus in 2014 after Urbana University faced years of lean enrollment and serious financial struggles. As part...
Dayton leaders in D.C. to push local issues

Dayton leaders in D.C. to push local issues

Two former Ohio congressmen Tuesday expressed grave concern about President Donald Trump’s handling of North Korea, saying they worry that a diplomatic misstep could provoke North Korea to attack South Korea. Speaking before the Dayton Development Coalition Tuesday, former Reps. David Hobson, a Springfield Republican and Tony Hall, a Dayton Democrat, both expressed concern that a diplomatic...
Ohio House budget proposal would eliminate Municipal Clerk’s office

Ohio House budget proposal would eliminate Municipal Clerk’s office

An item in the Ohio House of Representatives biennial budget proposal could consolidate the clerk of courts offices in Clark County, if approved. The proposal would eliminate the office of the Municipal Clerk of Courts in Clark County and roll its duties into the Clark County Clerk of Courts Office, according to House Bill 49, which was released Tuesday morning. The item was listed as part of recommendations...
New Carlisle dedicates new library wing in memory of Joan Steinlage

New Carlisle dedicates new library wing in memory of Joan Steinlage

When Joan Steinlage took her little girls to the old New Carlisle Public Library on the corner of Main and Madison streets, she wanted to instill in them a love of reading. She accomplished that and she also took the first steps in a lifelong commitment that would change New Carlisle forever. With her characteristic enthusiasm this mother got involved with the little library in the small white frame...
Clark County Municipal Court cases

Clark County Municipal Court cases

CASES CALLED MONDAY INCLUDED: Erin G. Beatty, 36, of 741 N. Florence St., two counts OVI, failure to stop at the scene of an accident, failure to control, innocent, continued. Kenneth J. Brinkman III, 32, of New Carlisle, domestic violence, guilty, continued. Hunter D. Busken, 20, of 909 Woodlawn Ave., offenses involving underage persons, guilty, continued. Kris T. Carder, 42, of 516 Ludlow Ave.,...
Unemployment rates dip in Clark, Champaign counties

Unemployment rates dip in Clark, Champaign counties

Unemployment rates dipped in Clark and Champaign Counties in March, although local officials said hiring and employment figures remain relatively stable compared to last year. Ohio’s unemployment rate, which is adjusted for seasonal factors, remained unchanged from last month at 5.1 percent, according to information from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. Clark County’s unemployment...
Clark County Pet of the Week

Clark County Pet of the Week

Meet Rose. She is an approximately 18-month-old Pit mix who weighs 60 pounds. Rose is vaccinated, dewormed, spayed, rabies vaccinated, heartworm negative and microchipped. Her adoption fee is $100 which includes her dog license. Rose 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...
Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

COMMON PLEAS COURT NEW SUITS 17-DP-0359 - Evelyn Justice, 423 Kramer Road, v. Paul D. Fambro II, 1031 Middle St., petition for domestic violence civil protection order. 17-DR-0360 - Shaakira S. Bullock, 1508 Lexington Ave., v. My-Icia Shea Bullock, Dayton, complaint for divorce. 17-DP-0361 - Christopher Daniels, c/o EF Hutton Financial, One Main St., v. Casey Willman, Yellow Springs, petition for...
Project Jericho sheds light on Main Street in Springfield

Project Jericho sheds light on Main Street in Springfield

Never mind flashlights, lamps or spotlights. Poetry, photography and watercolor art will do the shining in this case. Project Jericho’s Light on Main will showcase the artistic skills of 30 students inspired by several people and places they visited on West Main Street in downtown Springfield. The work will be on display 5-6 p.m. Thursday, April 27 at United Senior Services, 125 W, Main St....
Watch: What happens three years after a golf course closes?

Watch: What happens three years after a golf course closes?

Three years after the Snyder Park Golf Course in Springfield closed, the footprint of the 18-hole course is still plainly visible, the trees are still tall and the grass is still growing and green, although not nearly as manicured.  Declining golf revenue and a tight budget led the National Trail Parks and Recreation District to cease golf operations at Snyder in 2014 and keep its other course...
Springfield K-9 unit responds to hundreds of calls annually

Springfield K-9 unit responds to hundreds of calls annually

The Springfield Police Division’s K-9 unit responds to hundreds of calls annually, removing guns and drugs from the streets. The K-9 unit includes Officer Kevin Hoying and his dog, Spike, as well as Officer Deric Nichols and his dog, Gery. The officers spoke about their unit at the Springfield Rotary Meeting at the Clark State Community College Hollenbeck-Bayley Creative Arts and Conference...
Temperatures will approach records this week

Temperatures will approach records this week

Partly cloudy skies and pleasant temperatures are in the forecast this evening. Temperatures will hold in the 70s through sunset. Scattered clouds, mild tonight Temperatures approach record highs Wednesday Unsettled weather begins Thursday RELATED: County-by-County Forecasts  TONIGHT: Partly cloudy skies are in the forecast with mild temperatures in the upper 50s. WEDNESDAY: Expect...

H.S. Results for 4/24: Fairborn baseball bests ‘Creek at Fifth-Third

H.S. Results for 4/24: Fairborn baseball bests Beavercreek at Fifth-Third Fairborn took on their backyard rival at Fifth-Third field, defeating Beavercreek 5-3. Ryan Proffitt was not only the winning pitcher for Fairborn, but also scored three runs on the night. Will Coleman had a two out, two run double in the top of the fifth inning to put Fairborn ahead 4-2 and the Skyhawks never looked back from...
Springfield senior Davis wins county’s top basketball honor

Springfield senior Davis wins county’s top basketball honor

Danny Davis was a star for Springfield’s basketball team from his first game as a freshman in 2013 to his final game last month. Though Davis is Springfield’s all-time leading scorer with 1,774 points, it was made clear at the 40th annual Clark County coaches’ basketball banquet on Monday night at Wittenberg University that what most of his teammates and friends will remember him...
East Liberty research center expands, draws visit from Trump official

East Liberty research center expands, draws visit from Trump official

The Transportation Research Center in East Liberty is testing state of the art technology and expanding, adding new facilities that could mean more jobs, and the federal government is taking note. U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao toured the center on Monday with U.S. Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, where she learned how workers at the facility are testing vehicles to make sure they’re safe...

Dad of 1-year-old who allegedly had drugs in system charged

Authorities say an Ohio man whose 1-year-old son tested positive for cocaine and synthetic opiates has been charged with child endangering. Court records show 38-year-old Samuel Mosley pleaded not guilty to the charge on Monday in Clark County Municipal Court in Springfield, about 50 miles (81 kilometers) west of Columbus. Court records don't show an attorney for the Springfield man, who was jailed...
Two area health systems named Top 15 in nation

Two area health systems named Top 15 in nation

Kettering Health Network and Mercy Health have been named two of the Top 15 health systems in the nation by the international business research firm Truven Health Analytics. It’s the fifth appearance on the Top 15 list for the Dayton-based Kettering system, comprised of eight hospitals, including Kettering Medical Center, Fort Hamilton, Soin Medical Center and Grandview Medical Center. Cincinnati-based...
Does humidity lead to more home runs in baseball?

Does humidity lead to more home runs in baseball?

Baseball season is well underway and you must admit there is nothing quite like relaxing at a ballpark and watching your favorite team play. But have you ever noticed that on an oppressively humid day, there seem to be more home runs? Perhaps you haven’t paid attention, but if you do attend baseball games regularly, see if you notice. How humid it is outside can have an impact on how far a baseball...
Clark County native finds success in costume design, on red carpets

Clark County native finds success in costume design, on red carpets

A 2008 Shawnee High School graduate was recently recognized for career as a costume and fashion designer. Megan Knowles was noted as a distinguished alumni in a Sinclair Community College address on April 17 that for her work that includes designing dresses for red carpet events. Knowles grew up in Clark County. She started designing dresses as a hobby and work has been featured in five red carpet...
Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

COMMON PLEAS COURT NEW SUITS 17-DS-0351 - Shamir Cooper, Fairborn, and James Cooper, 1211 S. Wittenberg Ave., petition for dissolution of marriage. 17-DS-0353 - Sean T. Brooks, South Vienna, and Jennifer L. Brooks, South Vienna, petition for dissolution of marriage. 17-DS-0354 - Amy J. May, 2690 Cleve Ave., and William D. May, 2440 Red Coach Dr., petition for dissolution of marriage. 17-DR-0355 -...
High School Softball State Poll: Where is your team ranked?

High School Softball State Poll: Where is your team ranked?

Below is the second weekly state poll from the Ohio High School Fastpitch Coaches Association, with total voting points and first-place votes in parenthesis: DIVISION I 1. Lebanon 100 (4) 2. Gahanna Lincoln 77 (3) 3. Anthony Wayne 62 (2) 4. Teays Valley 58 5. Milford 56 6. Lakota East 55 7. Walsh Jesuit 54 (4) 8. Pickerington Central 52 9. Louisville 45 10. Hilliard Davidson 32 DIVISION II 1. Hebron...
Honda supplier gets $300K tax credit to bring 85 jobs to Springfield

Honda supplier gets $300K tax credit to bring 85 jobs to Springfield

A Japanese auto parts supplier is one step closer to creating 85 new jobs and taking over a Springfield industrial park after receiving tax credits valued at about $300,000 on Monday. Members of the Ohio Tax Credit Authority voted unanimously Monday to approve a 1.217-percent, seven-year tax credit for the Topre America Corp., which has pledged to take over Springfield’s Champion City Business...
Clark County Municipal Court cases

Clark County Municipal Court cases

CASES CALLED THURSDAY INCLUDED: Spencer D. Mitchell, 26, of 429 E. John St., OVI, guilty, 63 days jail with 60 days suspended, three days credit for time served for driver’s intervention program, six months driver’s license suspension, six months probation, fined $375. Saul Ramirez, 36, of 390 Mount Joy St., OVI, guilty, 33 days jail with 30 days suspended, three days jail credit for time...
Springfield dad arrested after baby overdoses, revived with Narcan

Springfield dad arrested after baby overdoses, revived with Narcan

A Springfield man has been charged with endangering children after his 1-year-old son appears to have overdoses and was revived with Narcan — a trend Clark County leaders say is happening more often as the epidemic deepens. Samuel J. Mosley, 38, was arrested Friday and pleaded not guilty Monday to the third-degree felony charge in court. He faces a possible one to five years in prison if convicted...
New program seeks to reach Clark County overdose patients, save lives

New program seeks to reach Clark County overdose patients, save lives

A new program set to launch next month will allow overdose patients to receive immediate help from a mental health professional at the emergency room, which local health leaders say could save lives. The warm hand-off program will place a licensed chemical dependency therapist and a peer support recovery specialist at the emergency room at Springfield Regional Medical Center to speak with addicts...
Gas prices continue to slowly increase

Gas prices continue to slowly increase

DAYTON — Average retail gasoline prices in Dayton increased 10.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.39 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 1 cent per gallon in the last week to $2.42 per gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.   Including the...
Warming trend underway

Warming trend underway

High pressure will deliver a mostly sunny and warm start to the week. Scattered clouds, mild tonight Temperatures soar into the 80s by midweek Storms return Thursday RELATED: County-by-County Forecasts   TODAY: Scattered, mainly high clouds will push across the Miami Valley with temperatures holding to near 70 degrees through sunset. More clouds will be around with a slight chance...
Clark County to change Urbana Road as Navistar continues expansion

Clark County to change Urbana Road as Navistar continues expansion

Clark County will spend about $450,000 to make changes to portions of Urbana Road later this summer ahead of a major expansion at a local truck factory. The Navistar assembly plant at 6125 Urbana Road already has close to 1,500 employees — making it one of Springfield’s largest employers — and could add hundreds more soon after two recent deals were announced with GM. The new agreements...
Junior Achievement to honor business leaders

Junior Achievement to honor business leaders

Junior Achievement of the Mad River Region will honor a New Carlisle business owner, an educator and a Mechanicsburg couple who started their own fair trade coffee business at an event next month. JA of the Mad River Region will honor Bill Scarff, owner of Scarff’s Nursery in New Carlisle, as its 2017 Laureate. Scarff has played an active role in New Carlisle’s business community for years...
Businesses donate $40K for new gym floor at Springfield Salvation Army

Businesses donate $40K for new gym floor at Springfield Salvation Army

The Clark County Salvation Army soon will have a new gym floor after local businesses banded together to fund the $40,000 project. It’s been 35 years since the organization replaced its tile floor, said Ryan Ray, resource development manager with the Salvation Army. Now, it may add new programs once the floor is completed. “It wasn’t something that we could do years ago, but thanks...
Clark County receives mixed results for air quality

Clark County receives mixed results for air quality

Clark County received mixed results on its air quality, according to a recent report from the American Lung Association. The county received an F grade for its ozone quality, but received an A grade for short-term particle pollution, according to the Association’s State of the Air 2017 report. RELATED: Springfield leader wants lifetime warranty on hazardous waste cleanup Clark County received...
Springfield asks voters for tax increase to fix roads, fight drugs

Springfield asks voters for tax increase to fix roads, fight drugs

Springfield city leaders want to increase local income taxes to maintain services, fix roads and hire more police officers, but opponents believe it will make the city less attractive for prospective residents and businesses. Residents will vote May 2 whether to raise the city’s income tax for 5½ years from 2 percent to 2.4 percent. “We’re definitely at a crossroads here in...
Student of the Week Southeastern High School

Student of the Week Southeastern High School

Name: Saylor Evans School: Southeastern High School Grade: 12 Age: 18 Extra-curricular: Four year volleyball player, senior class president, National Honor Society secretary, Spirit of Southeastern member, two year Quick Recall member, three year choir member, choir vice president, high school musical cast member, student director for the musical, 4-H club treasurer, Vacation Bible School helper and...
Athlete of the Week Southeastern High School

Athlete of the Week Southeastern High School

Name: Robbie Mills School: Southeastern High School Grade: 12 Age: 18 Sports: Football, Wrestling Claim to fame/honors: Honorable Mention in OHC for football and wrestling, 2nd team OHC in wrestling junior year, Honorable Mention in Clark County for wrestling junior/senior year Words you live by: “Never give up.” Toughest opponent: Mechanicsburg football and wrestling Biggest influence...

H.S. Results for 4/22: St. Henry coach gets 500th win

John Dorner, in his 28th season as head baseball coach of St. Henry, won his 500th career game in a 12-2 contest over Fort Jennings on Saturday. Ryan Luttmer was 4-for-4 with three doubles and six RBI and Rylee Deitsch was 4-for-4 with a triple and three RBI to lead St. Henry at the plate. On the mound Daylon Lange scattered four hits over four innings, striking out five and earning the win. St. Henry...
Baseball: Loss to Tipp leaves Kenton Ridge eager for rematch

Baseball: Loss to Tipp leaves Kenton Ridge eager for rematch

Kenton Ridge’s chances of a No. 1 seed in the Division II sectional tournament draw are likely gone due to a 9-0 loss to Tippecanoe on Saturday at Tom Randall Field. That didn’t upset Kenton Ridge coach Aaron Shaffer, though. Instead, Shaffer is confident his team will learn from Saturday’s mistakes and be ready for a rematch against the Red Devils in the postseason. Tippecanoe (15-3)...

Grand slam, triple play in same – high school! – game

Hope you all had a nice Earth Day. I celebrated by watering some new grass seed and shivering at a high school softball game. That was better than having to sit through the Reds-Cubs game. After a hot start, Cincinnati and its pitchers are cooling off. Kind of like our recent weather pattern. You don’t see many grand slams in baseball, and even fewer triple plays (only 19 in the big leagues...
Clark County residents clean up downtown Springfield

Clark County residents clean up downtown Springfield

More than 100 people participated in cleaning up downtown Springfield, with volunteers picking up litter, sweeping, mulching and planting in an area spanning 30 blocks. The Clark County Solid Waste District organized its eighth annual downtown cleanup Saturday, with 106 volunteers participating from 8 to 11 a.m., making it the largest turnout in the event’s history. Organizers worked with local...
Saturday’s high school baseball games at Fifth Third Field postponed

Saturday’s high school baseball games at Fifth Third Field postponed

Saturday’s high school baseball games scheduled to be played at Dayton’s Fifth Third Field have been postponed to a later date. Saturday’s Greater Western Ohio Conference doubleheader featuring Beavercreek vs. Fairborn and Greenville vs. West Carrollton will be played at Field Third Field on a date to be determined. On Sunday, Covington will play St. Henry at 4 p.m. at Fifth Third...
Springfield groups ready for second Minority Health Fair

Springfield groups ready for second Minority Health Fair

Organizers of the second annual Minority Health Fair hope this year’s event is as successful as the first. More than 200 people attended the event last year, according to NAACP President Denise D. Williams. Four participants, however, are etched into Williams’ memory still. A LOOK BACK: First minority health fair planned “I believe we had the mammogram bus, and we...
Stafford: Imperfect traffic leads to pefect day debate

Stafford: Imperfect traffic leads to pefect day debate

I used to think of a perfect day as a day on which nothing goes wrong. That began to change for me not long ago in one of the region’s most imperfect of places: Southbound I-75 just north of the exit at Edwin C. Moses Drive. As anyone who travels Ohio 4 to I-75 and heads south during rush hour knows, somewhere north of the exit, traffic slows to the point that it resembles the digestive tracts...
Teen who suffered traumatic brain injury to attend Springfield prom

Teen who suffered traumatic brain injury to attend Springfield prom

A local teenager will go to prom today — something his family and friends didn’t think they’d see after he was nearly killed when a van hit him in 2005. Unik Crochran, 17, was struck on Grand Avenue in Springfield when he was 5 years old and suffered a traumatic brain injury. Doctors didn’t think he would survive, Crochran’s childhood friend, 18-year-old Tanae Dixon,...
Dayton man mauled by dog that neighbors had worried about

Dayton man mauled by dog that neighbors had worried about

The pit bull that mauled a Dayton man to death on Tuesday morning resided at a home that has been the source of a previous animal complaints and at least one dog bite. Dayton police responded to an alley near 345 Middle St. in northwest Dayton after receiving a frantic 911 call about a man yelling for help as he was being attacked by a dog. Police arrived at the scene to discover the dog still attacking...
9-1-1 CALL: Dog attack victim pleads ‘Jesus, help me’ before his death

9-1-1 CALL: Dog attack victim pleads ‘Jesus, help me’ before his death

DAYTON — Police responded to Middle Street Tuesday morning after a neighbor called 911 and reported they heard someone yelling for help. The caller told the 9-1-1 operator he heard a man outside yelling for help and crying for about three to five minutes.  "Near Riverview Avenue there's a man outside yelling 'Jesus help me. Help me,'" the caller said to the dispatcher. "Sounds...
Deadly dog attack: Coroner IDs man mauled after dog breaks loose from chain

Deadly dog attack: Coroner IDs man mauled after dog breaks loose from chain

Police dispatched to Middle Street Tuesday morning on report of man yelling for help and dogs barking Police say dog may have been hungry, was chasing rodent before attack Police say dog broke loose from chain Officials shot and killed the dog while in quarantine Officials confirm dog mauling victim is 60-year-old man Booher said the property owner is in a nursing home, and it's unknown if the property...
Teen with traumatic brain injury gets touching prom invite

Teen with traumatic brain injury gets touching prom invite

A teenager’s invitation to high school prom means so much to one Springfield family. Doctors didn’t think Unik Crochran would survive after he was hit by a van when he was 5 in 2005. Now 12 years later, his childhood friend Tanae Dixon invited him to prom -- a day his family didn’t think he’d get to experience. “When we got the phone call after everything happened and...
Shawnee wraps up baseball investigation, students face ‘consequences’

Shawnee wraps up baseball investigation, students face ‘consequences’

The Clark-Shawnee Local School District has completed its internal investigation into the school’s baseball team and said students will face consequences. The district has been investigating the Shawnee High School baseball program for about three weeks after allegations were made involving student athletes during a spring break baseball trip to Tennessee. Superintendent Gregg Morris said Friday...
Pike County Murders: Rhoden family makes plea for information

Pike County Murders: Rhoden family makes plea for information

PIKE COUNTY — The Ohio Attorney General's Office released a video message from Geneva Rhoden and Teresa Grebing, who are pleading for information that could assist in the investigation into the murders of their loved ones.   Eight people, members of the Rhoden, Gilley, and Manley families, were found dead on April 22, 2016.  In the 28 minute video, Geneva Rhoden, the mother...
Lyrid Meteor Shower peaks this weekend, but clouds could block the show

Lyrid Meteor Shower peaks this weekend, but clouds could block the show

This weekend another major meteor shower will peak, the Lyrids, but clouds might prevent us from seeing the shower at its peak. This is a rather active shower that will be paired with an almost dark sky. The waning crescent moon will be a very thin sliver in the night sky meaning it won’t be shining too brightly.  Unfortunately, clouds may ruin our chance here to see a good show when it...
Police to target ‘micro areas’ of violent crime

Police to target ‘micro areas’ of violent crime

Nearly 40 percent of shootings in Dayton are concentrated in small hot spots that combined represent less than one square mile, according to a report released this week. Additionally, more than one in six firearm offenses and almost one in seven robberies last year took place in these small slivers of the city, which altogether represent 1.3 percent of Dayton’s total land mass, according to...
Dayton plans to bring back speed, red-light cameras

Dayton plans to bring back speed, red-light cameras

An increase in traffic crashes and fatalities has Dayton police planning to bring back red-light and speed-detection cameras in the city. Dayton police propose to use 10 fixed camera systems, six hand-held devices and two portable trailer units, restarting a controversial program that was shelved in mid-2015 after the state put tough new restrictions on the use of automated traffic cameras. The Dayton...
Turner, state lawmakers upset state declined money for Wright-Patt

Turner, state lawmakers upset state declined money for Wright-Patt

Area lawmakers are upset Wright-Patterson Air Force Base was shut out of a share of $5 million in state aid vowed changes Thursday to a state panel that decided to split the money for projects at two Ohio Air National Guard bases. U.S. Rep. Mike Turner and state Reps. Niraj Antani and Rick Perales spoke at a Thursday press conference about their frustrations with Wright-Patterson’s being shut...
Is Dennis Kucinich running for governor?: He’s coming to Dayton Monday

Is Dennis Kucinich running for governor?: He’s coming to Dayton Monday

Former Congressman Dennis Kucinich will hold a town hall meeting Monday in Dayton, raising questions about whether the former Cleveland mayor and presidential candidate could run for Ohio governor. Kucinich will hold a Columbus press conference earlier in the day before coming to Dayton to discuss “the impact of privatization on Ohio’s public schools,” according to a news release...
7 things to know about implosion of Ohio’s highest bridge

7 things to know about implosion of Ohio’s highest bridge

The remaining old section of the Jeremiah Morrow Bridge on Interstate 71 in Warren County will be imploded on Sunday morning. The new bridge took more than six years and $104 million to finish. Here are 7 things to know about the implosion of the remaining old section of the state’s highest bridge: Explosive charges will be placed along the remaining steel segments of the old southbound span...
Northeastern school board plans to keep high schools split

Northeastern school board plans to keep high schools split

The Northeastern Local School Board likely will ask voters to support a bond issue to build two new pre-kindergarten through 12th grade schools, keeping the district’s high schools split. The board voted 4-1 Wednesday night to allow Superintendent John Kronour to ask the Ohio School Facilities Commission for money to build the two schools. The schools are projected to cost about $116 million...
VA Choice program extended, allows veterans more care options

VA Choice program extended, allows veterans more care options

The VA is working to replace the VA Choice Program with a less cumbersome approach to allow veterans to receive services more easily from private health care providers, a top agency official says. The work on a replacement comes as President Donald Trump signed legislation Wednesday that extended the program beyond an Aug. 7, three-year sunset date until the remaining funds are depleted. In 2014,...
Teen sent to rehab for Middletown church fire

Teen sent to rehab for Middletown church fire

A 16-year-old teen has been sent to a rehabilitation program for setting fire to Middletown church and vandalizing a gas station last winter. The boy pleaded true — the equivalent of guilty in adult court — to vandalism and arson for starting the Jan. 22 fire on Tytus Avenue First Church of God and vandalizing a Middletown gas station before the church fire. Judge Ronald Craft stayed a...
Pike County murders: 1 year later

Pike County murders: 1 year later

The one-year anniversary of the Pike County murders in which eight members of the Rhoden family were brutally killed is Saturday. In the year since the killings, 10-12 investigators were in the county any given week tracking down more than 800 tips, taking 400 interviews — including multiple interviews of the same individuals — and executing 38 search warrants.  For the next...
Driver OK after car crashes into Springfield pond

Driver OK after car crashes into Springfield pond

The driver of a vehicle that traveled into a pond this morning on Snyder Park Road climbed out of the window of the submerged vehicle and was not hurt. The driver reported he had stopped but the vehicle traveled into the water when his foot became entangled in the acceleration and brake pedals. Crews are responding to Springfield after a car crashed into a pond. Initial reports indicate at least one...
Former editorial page editor of the Dayton Daily News dies

Former editorial page editor of the Dayton Daily News dies

Tom Teepen, retired Cox columnist and a former editorial page editor of the Dayton Daily News, died Sunday morning. He was 82. Tom earned his bachelor’s degree in journalism from Ohio University and started his career with the Dayton Daily News in 1958. He worked there until 1982, working as a reporter, editorial writer and editorial page editor. Teepen served as the editorial page editor of...
9 wounded in Ohio’s second mass shooting in less than a month

9 wounded in Ohio’s second mass shooting in less than a month

A shooting at a party hall in Columbus that injured nine people early Sunday morning appears to be the latest example of how quickly arguments in alcohol establishments can escalate and result in tragedy. The shooting comes just three weeks after two people were killed, and 15 others were injured, by gunfire in a mass shooting at a night club in Cincinnati that grabbed national headlines and media...
Wreck causes nightmare for Ohio family

Wreck causes nightmare for Ohio family

Weeks after a devastating accident in the Republic of Georgia, Zach Lawrence’s family is trying to bring him home. Lawrence, a 38-year-old startup consultant who was raised in Reynoldsburg and who now lives in Dublin, was in the eastern European state for a business conference when the car he was riding in – returning from a fishing trip – veered into a 15 to 20 meter ravine, flipping...
City suing drug maker alleges monopoly on infant seizure medication

City suing drug maker alleges monopoly on infant seizure medication

A city in Illinois is suing the manufacturer of a specialty drug that treats infant seizures, alleging an illegal monopoly and price gouging. The suit alleges Mallinckrodt ARD, formerly Questcor, has taken advantage of its hold on the market to exorbitantly raise the price of Acthar HP Gel. Acthar is a specialty drug used to treat infantile spasms, a rare seizure disorder affecting babies. It&rsquo...
Miami U. mirrors rising trend of students using support animals

Miami U. mirrors rising trend of students using support animals

Miami University student Haley Canter is getting ready to leave her dorm and walk across the school’s Oxford campus. Just as thousands of other fellow Miami students do daily, Canter slips on her backpack. But then the sophomore adds something to help her stay calm and focused in dealing with the often pressurized world of college life: She places a cat on her shoulder. And not just any feline...
Temperatures soar into the mid-70s today, unsettled and mild this weekend

Temperatures soar into the mid-70s today, unsettled and mild this weekend

Few showers or storms Friday Near 80 on Saturday Showers and storms become more widespread Sunday Today: There will be passing showers this morning with the chance for a storm mainly north of Interstate 70, said Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini. Activity is isolated and many will have a dry morning commute. Temperatures today will soar into the mid-70s with sunshine and broken...
Task force will look at ways to bolster Ohio military bases

Task force will look at ways to bolster Ohio military bases

A Miami Valley state lawmaker will lead a task force to explore what Ohio can do to bolster the military value of Defense Department installations across the state that could face closure if Congress or the Pentagon pursue a round of base closures. State Rep. Rick Perales, R-Beavercreek, was named chairman of the Task Force on BRAC and Military Affairs, Perales, who was appointed to the post by House...
5 things to know about new Kings Island roller coaster Mystic Timbers

5 things to know about new Kings Island roller coaster Mystic Timbers

Kings Island unleashes new wooden roller coaster Mystic Timbers starting Saturday, a ride that gives it more wooden coaster track than any amusement or them park in the world. The new ride offers a ride experience that is “fun, thrilling and memorable” for Kings Island guests, according to Mike Koontz, the park’s vice president and general manager. “It’s everything a...
Pike County Murders: DeWine says case remains priority

Pike County Murders: DeWine says case remains priority

An emotional Pike County sheriff and Ohio’s optimistic attorney general stood Thursday before the state’s press corps and disclosed what has been known from the start — solving the eight Rhoden family murders remains a priority, but they can’t say if they’re close to solving the case. The one-year anniversary of the brutal rural southern Ohio slayings is April 22. In...
Mexican Consulate: Here’s when Butler County woman will be deported

Mexican Consulate: Here’s when Butler County woman will be deported

Maribel Trujillo Diaz, who has been in the U.S. illegally since 2002, will be deported next Wednesday, according to Mexican Consulate officials. Trujillo is a mother of four children ages 3-14 who are all U.S. citizens. She was detained by immigration enforcement agents at her Fairfield home last week. She is currently being held at LaSalle Detention Center near Jena, Louisiana, according to the Honorable...
Xenia woman fears husband will be deported to Mexico

Xenia woman fears husband will be deported to Mexico

Eliseo Pereyra illegally entered the United States from Mexico in the mid-1990s. Ever since, he’s sought his piece of the American dream. The now 47-year-old Xenia resident self-reported his status to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) several years ago and got a work visa. Pereyra is learning English, got married, fathered a son and parented his wife’s daughter. His wife says he...
Wright-Patt loses out on a request for millions in state dollars

Wright-Patt loses out on a request for millions in state dollars

Wright-Patterson Air Force Base lost out on a plea for millions of dollars in state funding for four projects at the sprawling installation. The Ohio Military Facilities Commission picked two Ohio Air National Guard projects to split $5 million state lawmakers set aside nearly two years ago to bolster Ohio installation needs as talk of another round of base closures looms in Washington. Another large...
Quiet and chilly tonight; storms return this weekend

Quiet and chilly tonight; storms return this weekend

Quiet and chilly tonight Highs stay in 70s to end week Scattered showers, storms for weekend 5 Day Forecast with Meteorologist Brett Collar Skies stay clear this evening, but it will cool off with temperatures falling into the 50s before midnight, Storm Center 7 Meteorologist McCall Vrydaghs said. Overnight: A few clouds will move in overnight with lows in the middle 40s by morning. Thursday...
Opponents walk out of testy town hall with local congressman

Opponents walk out of testy town hall with local congressman

Protesters disrupted a town hall meeting with Congressman Warren Davidson, R-Troy, in Troy  Tuesday night. The group eventually was forced to leave the event where the congressman was talking about issues such as health care, Syria and Russia. The private event was hosted by Miami County Liberty, a conservative group. Opponents walked out of the event after about an hour when they were told...
Ohio looks to change teacher evaluation system

Ohio looks to change teacher evaluation system

Changes to the Ohio Teacher Evaluation System, moving away from mandatory grading of student growth on tests, are on track to be introduced in 2018-19 after the state school board approved a resolution Tuesday by a 15-4 vote. The state’s Educator Standards Board worked for months on revisions to the OTES model, including language that “the evaluation system would no longer include student...

Butler County woman facing deportation fears Mexican cartels

Mexican drug cartels are a threat to the Butler County mother of four facing deportation to Mexico — something that could happen Tuesday — her lawyers argued in a last-minute appeal Monday. Maribel Trujillo Diaz, a Fairfield resident and a lector who reads scriptures at St. Julie Billiart Church in Hamilton, lost one fight for asylum earlier Monday before her legal team appealed to the...
Audit questions bonuses, contracts beween WSU and tech firm

Audit questions bonuses, contracts beween WSU and tech firm

Wright State University invested more than $200,000 for minority ownership in a local tech company that spent much more on executive bonuses and side deals with affiliated companies than it returned to WSU, according to a forensic audit of the school’s research funding released Friday. The only return on investment to WSU was a single payment of $3,000, according to the audit. The audit by Plante...
Lifting of emissions rule could lead to local gas pump savings

Lifting of emissions rule could lead to local gas pump savings

Local projects to reduce harmful emissions have been so successful the EPA is lifting costly fuel requirements in the Cincinnati and Dayton areas. The move could mean cost savings for drivers when gas stations make the switch to the summer-blend formula in May or June. Since 2007, nine Ohio counties — Clark, Greene, Miami, Montgomery, Butler, Hamilton, Warren, Clermont and Clinton — have...
Frozen peas sold at Ohio Aldi stores recalled for possible Listeria

Frozen peas sold at Ohio Aldi stores recalled for possible Listeria

Lakeside Foods Inc. of Manitowoc, Wis., is voluntarily recalling 1,920 packages of 16 ounce Season’s Choice Brand Frozen Peas because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer...
Ohio Medicaid overpaid $90,000 for cancer drug

Ohio Medicaid overpaid $90,000 for cancer drug

A Medicaid billing error led to Ohio overpaying more than $90,000 for a cancer drug, according to a new report from the Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General. The federal agency began looking into how states were billing for Herceptin, a treatment for breast cancer, after finding that Medicare was over-billed for the drug to the tune of $24.2 million. RELATED: Rising drug costs squeezing...
Freeze Warning in effect; widespread frost overnight

Freeze Warning in effect; widespread frost overnight

A Freeze Warning is in effect through 9 a.m. Saturday, issued by the National Weather Service in Wilmington. Freeze Warning through 9 a.m. Saturday Warming up Saturday and Sunday Rain possible late Monday into early Tuesday RELATED: County-by-County Forecasts   Skies remain clear and winds calm. These conditions will allow for temperatures to drop quickly through the night, Storm Center...
Police: Intoxicated driver crashes, passenger injured

Police: Intoxicated driver crashes, passenger injured

Springfield Twp. police said a female driver was taken into custody and a male passenger was taken to an area hospital following a crash early Friday morning. Around 1:25 a.m., police and medics responded to the 2000 block of South Bird Road in Springfield Twp. after a car struck a pole. Police on scene said the female driver was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the crash and was taken...
Medics requested to crash on eastbound I-70 in Springfield Twp.

Medics requested to crash on eastbound I-70 in Springfield Twp.

Injuries have been reported in a crash on eastbound I-70 in Springfield Twp. The two-vehicle crash was reported around 2:20 a.m. near the Ohio 41 exit. CareFlight was requested, but was unable to fly due to weather conditions. This story will be updated as additional information becomes available. Click here to download our free mobile apps for weather, breaking news and news updates.
Chance for snow overnight ahead of breezy, cool Friday

Chance for snow overnight ahead of breezy, cool Friday

Light rain to snow showers overnight Breezy and cool Friday Widespread frost early Saturday Windy and cold conditions remain overnight with temperatures falling through the 30s, Storm Center 7 Meteorologist McCall Vrydaghs said. Light scattered rain showers will change to snow showers before ending by Friday morning. A few isolated slick spots for the morning driver are possible. Little to no accumulation...
3 people in custody in connection with Atlanta I-85 fire

3 people in custody in connection with Atlanta I-85 fire

Three people are in custody after a fire that caused a bridge to collapse on I-85 in Atlanta, according to the state fire marshal's office. Basil Eleby has been charged with first degree criminal damage to property and two others are charged with criminal trespass.  The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that Jay Florence, deputy commissioner of the state Department of Insurance, which...
Closed Wright-Patt drinking water wells could reopen in May

Closed Wright-Patt drinking water wells could reopen in May

Two drinking water wells shut down at Wright-Patterson because of contamination concerns a year ago could be put back into operation in May, base environmental officials say. The water drawn out of the wells would run through a new $2 million water treatment facility set to start up in April. Authorities say the facility will reduce firefighting foam contaminants suspected of tainting the water and...
Head-on, hit-and-run crash injures 1 in Springfield Twp.; suspect arrested

Head-on, hit-and-run crash injures 1 in Springfield Twp.; suspect arrested

State troopers said one driver was injured and the suspected driver who fled the scene is in custody following a head-on, hit-and-run crash on Ohio 72 in Springfield Twp.  The injured driver was transported to Springfield Regional Medical Center but his condition was unavailable.  The driver who fled the scene was later located at a house in the 2600 block of Springfield Jamestown Road,...
Blue Jackets playoff ticket information announced

Blue Jackets playoff ticket information announced

The Columbus Blue Jackets have released first round playoff ticket information as the NHL team is set to make its first Stanley Cup Playoff appearance since 2014. Single-game tickets for all four of the potential home first round playoff games will go on sale on Tuesday.  For 48 hours, the ticket sales will be restricted to Ohio residents, the team announced Thursday. The team said individuals...
Are you too scared to ride in a self-driving car?

Are you too scared to ride in a self-driving car?

The latest research from AAA reveals that the majority of U.S. drivers are afraid of riding in a self-driving car. While most people may not be comfortable with the idea, testing of autonomous vehicles is already underway on the Ohio Turnpike and U.S. 33 in central Ohio. AAA’s survey of Ohio drivers shows that most motorists are still unsure about autonomous vehicle technology. Ohio drivers...
Holocaust survivor shares story of horror of war at Air Force museum

Holocaust survivor shares story of horror of war at Air Force museum

Samuel Heider lost three sisters, three brothers, his mother and father, and an infant nephew in Nazi concentration camps. He was the only one in his family who survived. Heider, 92, of Dayton, spoke emotionally of his treacherous journey through the depths of the atrocities of Nazi run concentration camps over five years at a “Voices of the Holocaust” forum Wednesday at the National Museum...
State hearing examiner says local doctor’s license should be revoked

State hearing examiner says local doctor’s license should be revoked

A hearing examiner for the State Medical Board of Ohio has concluded that a local doctor “engaged in sexual misconduct” with two teen-age patients and is recommending that the full board revoke his license. Dr. Arun Aggarwal was part of a physicians group at Wright State University’s Boonshoft School of Medicine who practiced at Dayton Children’s Hospital. In a report dated...
Mercury, Mars, and the Moon line up tonight

Mercury, Mars, and the Moon line up tonight

A special sight in the sky is expected this evening for residents of the Miami Valley.  With dry weather expected throughout Wednesday, it might be worth your time to get out and try to find some visible planets in the sky. Clouds should be broken enough to see the moon, Mercury and Mars line up.  The thin waxing crescent moon will be setting around 10 p.m., so head out right after sunset...
Too cute! Baby hippo Fiona catches a glimpse of her parents

Too cute! Baby hippo Fiona catches a glimpse of her parents

The Cincinnati Zoo is preparing for Fiona, the baby hippo born prematurely, to meet her parents. A previous blog post from the zoo stated that as Fiona’s health improves, they expect the calf to be introduced back to her parents, Henry and Bibi, within the next several weeks. But as the preparation for the hippo family to reunite continues, we couldn’t help but swoon over the most recent...
2 victims in Cincinnati club shooting are from Dayton area

2 victims in Cincinnati club shooting are from Dayton area

Two of the 17 people injured in the nation's largest mass shooting this year are from Trotwood, including one who was shot multiple times.  The early Sunday morning shooting at Cameo Night Club in Cincinnati claimed the life of 27-year-old O'Bryan Spikes and injured Trotwood's Jarrod Givens and Jordan "Lyrik" Hardaway.  Givens had five gunshot wounds but had surgery Monday morning...
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