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Tiger, a Siamese cat (not pictured) potentially saved the life of his owner, Burger, by alerting him to Gatlinburg, Tennessee, wildfires. Jarrod / Flickr (CC BY-ND 2.0)

Cat alerts owner to Tennessee wildfires

The wildfires across Gatlinburg, Tennessee, have led to deaths and devastation in the state's Great Smoky Mountains region. The Knoxville News Sentinel reported that Mark Burger, 60, a gift shop owner, was relying on a mobile alert should the wildfires get so bad that he needed to evacuate. No such ...

Snapchat video leads deputies to body of missing Clark County woman

A Snapchat video led investigators to the C.J. Brown Reservoir in Buck Creed State Park early Monday, where they recovered the body of a missing 74-year-old Springfield woman.Clark County Sheriff’s Office divers pulled Eloise Briggs and her submerged SUV from reservoir about 9:30 a.m.Briggs had been the subject of an ...

Endangered Missing adult in Springfield found dead

UPDATE @ 2:46 p.m. (Dec. 5) This missing woman was found dead inside her submerged vehicle in Springfield. EARLIER REPORT A 74-year-old Springfield woman with health issues is the subject of an Ohio Endangered Missing Adult Alert. Eloise Briggs, who sufferes from medical issues and must use concentrated oxygen, was ...

Bob Young was a founder and one of three brothers who own Young’s Jersey Dairy in Mad River Twp. in Clark County near Yellow Springs. (Contributed)

Bob Young, co-owner of Young’s Jersey Dairy, has died

Charles R. “Bob” Young, one of three brothers who own Young’s Jersey Dairy near Yellow Springs, has died.The 84-year-old man had served as a captain for the Husted Fire Department and was a 1950 graduate of Enon High School. He was loved by many and enjoyed lifelong relationships with his ...

300 block of Queen Road, Bethel Twp., Clark County Saturday Dec. 3, 2016. (Jordyn Huffman/Staff)

Space heater suspected cause of Park Layne house fire

UPDATE @ 1:30 p.m. Two people have been displaced by a fire that may have started from a space heater. A Bethel Twp. fire official tells us the fire in the 300 block of Queen Road caused only minimal damage, about $2,500 worth. The furnace had recently stopped working in ...

Edward V. Willett, a Tuskegee Airman, died Nov. 12, 2016. CONTRIBUTED

Memorial service for Tuskegee Airman on Saturday

Edward Vernon Willett’s friends at times attempted to place time limits on his winding, lengthy stories. But quieting the stories of the Tuskegee Airman — one of the nation’s last — was often a hopeless task.“Mr. Willett could dominate a conversation,” said Alphonso Smith, a former Wright State University mathematics ...

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NB I-675 to WB I-70 ramp reopens

UPDATE @6:18 a.m.The ramp from northbound I-675 to westbound I-70 is now open.UPDATE @6:01 a.m.The semi that crashed on the ramp from northbound I-675 to westbound I-70 is now upright.The ramp remains closed as of this time, although it appears the ramp could reopen earlier than originally expected.FIRST REPORTThe ramp ...

The suspected hit-and-run driver of a black four-door sedan that struck a Wittenberg University officer Thursday night, Dec. 1, 2016, was arrested at a BP station in Springfield. (Eric Higgenbotham/Staff)

Suspect questioned in hit-and-run of Wittenberg officer

UPDATE @ 10:20 a.m. (Dec. 2)A suspect has been questioned about the hit and run but no charges have been filed yet, said Springfield police Sgt. Jeff Flores. Investigators will meet with the prosecutor’s office this morning to discuss what charges the suspect could face. Flores didn’t want to speculate ...

Ohio Gov. John Kasich and President-elect Donald Trump

Ohio Gov. John Kasich won’t join Donald Trump for Cincinnati rally

Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who refused to endorse Donald Trump or even participate in the Republican National Convention in Cleveland where he was nominated, will not join the president-elect today as he takes a victory lap in Cincinnati. “No, the event is not on his calendar,” said Kasich press secretary ...

Gatlinburg: Home spared of area couple who rescued honeymooners

UPDATE @ 10:55 p.m. (Dec. 2): Rod Good said his Gatlinburg home was spared, but those within a mile to a quarter-mile away were burned to the ground.This morning Good said authorities would not allow him and his wife to check on their property, so he spent $300 for a ...

FBI officials said today that Abdul Razak Ali Artan may have been inspired by ISIS or radical Islamic leaders to carry out his attack at Ohio State University on Monday but they have yet to find direct links or determine Artan’s motive. Photo by Laura Bischoff

Feds say ISIS may have been inspiration for OSU attacker

FBI officials said for the first time Wednesday that Abdul Razak Ali Artan may have been inspired by ISIS or radical Islamic leaders to carry out the attack that injured 11 people at Ohio State University on Monday.But federal authorities say they have yet to find direct links or determine ...

Andy Payne, shown with his wife Hilary and three children, was injured in the Nov. 28 attack at Ohio State.

OSU victim getting financial support

Family members of Andy Payne, the Graham High graduate who was injured in the Nov. 28 attack at Ohio State, have created a GoFundMe page to support Payne. It is titled “Anderson Payne OSU Victim Fund.”“We are hoping to raise $5,000 to cover his portion of the medical bills and ...

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Local donation efforts to aid Gatlinburg wildfire victims

The local Red Cross in Tennessee is asking for a pause on donations — as the group works to find shelter for the many people who don’t have a place to stay.That Red Cross said they’ve heard from an overwhelming amount of people expressing interest in helping, and they are ...

Graham High grad grabbed attacker’s knife during ‘chaos’ of OSU attack

Andy Payne served two tours in Iraq and came home without a scratch, but Monday he had to grab an attacker’s butcher knife by the blade to save his own life on Ohio State University’s campus. Payne, a Champaign County native, Army veteran and father of three is now home ...

800 block of East Main Street, Springfield Tuesday Nov. 29, 2016. (Bill Lackey/Staff)

2 people struck by car near bar in Springfield

A man and a woman were taken to the hospital after being struck by a vehicle on East Main Street in Springfield.The two people were struck by a silver Subaru WRX, driven by a teenager, on East Main near North Sycamore Street.The driver told police that the victims came out ...

As campus recovers, authorities consider terrorism angle

An Ohio State professor released from the hospital Tuesday was still in his “yellow hospital socks” when he talked about the trail of blood he left behind while walking into Watts Hall after being injured in an attack he didn’t quite realize was happening.William Clark, a professor emeritus at OSU, ...

Ohio State attack: Champaign County man grabbed attacker’s knife

A Champaign County native and Army veteran is recovering from surgery after being injured in Monday’s attack at Ohio State.Andy Payne, a 2006 Graham High School graduate now studying welding engineering at Ohio State, was outside Watts Hall because of a fire alarm when the attacker drove through the crowd.>>RELATED: ...

Crime scene investigators collect evidence from the pavement as police respond to an attack on campus at Ohio State University, Monday, Nov. 28, 2016, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Continuing coverage: Police dig in, OSU back to school

Students will try to return to normal at Ohio State today while law enforcement officials continue their investigation into Monday’s attack that injured 11 people.Stay with us today and throughout the week as our reporters in Columbus and Dayton look into these and other issues:The investigation: What did police learn ...

UPDATE: 5 key issues the day after the OSU attack

While police continue to investigate Monday’s attack that left 11 injured on Ohio State’s campus, here are five things to know surrounding the case. 1. Attacker’s social media posts examined Federal law enforcement officials confirmed late Monday to CNN that attacker Abdul Razak Ali Artan wrote a Facebook post saying ...

DP&L outages early Tuesday morning. CONTRIBUTED

Storm leads to power outages in region

Power outages have been reported across the area after a system brought rain and gusty winds Monday evening.As of 4 a.m., over 200 Dayton Power & Light customers are without power in Montgomery Count. Outages have also been reported in Logan, Greene, Champaign and Shelby counties. Latest DP&L; outage information ...

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