Commentary: Thanksgiving is a time to appreciate the humor, serenity of our bounty

I look at Thanksgiving in two parts. First, Thursday will be the day on which we begin to make weighty decisions. A day on which we begin face the fats of life: the turkey, the mashed potatoes, the candied yams, the chicken-and-noodles, the ham and the green beans topped with toasted onions and infused with condensed cream of mushroom soup. Then, after the Cowboys game, we will face them all again...


Increase in online shopping could lead to package delays

Increase in online shopping could lead to package delays

Area shoppers will want to purchase their holiday gifts earlier this year, as a major jump in online holiday shopping could complicate the delivery system. Target, Walmart and other retailers have started offering free two-day delivery with no minimum purchase amounts for the holidays, a move to compete with Amazon’s Prime delivery options. Upping the ante, Amazon announced that Prime members...
Dry this evening, chance for rain/snow showers to finish weekend

Dry this evening, chance for rain/snow showers to finish weekend

Dry for this evening, but changes coming soon Tracking the chance for rain and snow showers to finish off the weekend Drying out by mid-week This Evening: Cloudy skies with a few peaks of sunshine. Temperatures will be falling from the 40s. A cold front will bring the chance for a wintry mix, staying to mainly to the north with lows reaching 34 degrees, according to Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Molly...
Family to release lanterns in honor of missing Clark County soldier

Family to release lanterns in honor of missing Clark County soldier

It’s been a year since anyone saw a soldier from Clark County who went missing from Fort Drum in New York. Saturday marks the one-year anniversary of Spc. Trevor Nichols’s disappearance. Investigators said Nichols, of Tremont City, left Fort Drum where he was based without his driver’s license, military ID or cellphone and never returned. A private investigator said nothing...
Salvation Army kicks-off 10th Annual Red Kettle Campaign

Salvation Army kicks-off 10th Annual Red Kettle Campaign

The Salvation Army kicked-off its 10th Annual Red Kettle Campaign Friday night. The kettles are now outside stores where workers rings bells in hope people will donate to the Salvation Army. During the last few years, a secret Santa has dropped gold coins in red kettles across the Miami Valley. Last year, the Red Kettle Campaign raised almost $145 million nationwide.
Springfield Promise Neighborhood gives away 150 thanksgiving meals

Springfield Promise Neighborhood gives away 150 thanksgiving meals

Springfield Promise Neighborhood, a nonprofit, gave away 150 Thanksgiving meals Friday. Five schools were picked to give away the meals, and each school chose 30 families. Aldi provided turkey, traditional sides and dessert, and volunteers from Aldi passed out the meals. “We just wanted to show appreciation both to Aldi to be able to do that giving back and our families so they know there are...
Court docs: Woman who abandoned 3 dogs with mange, fleas said they were strays

Court docs: Woman who abandoned 3 dogs with mange, fleas said they were strays

A New Carlisle woman was in court Friday accused of abandoning three dogs, and lying about it. Patricia A. Sharp, 49, identified three female dogs as strays when she brought them on Oct. 30 to the Clark County Dog Shelter. The dogs, described as a shar-pei mix, Labrador retriever mix and pit mix, all had a severe skin infection, mange, and were infested with fleas, according to the criminal complaint...
What makes the Legendary Lights of Clifton Mill different from the rest

What makes the Legendary Lights of Clifton Mill different from the rest

The historic Clifton mill, built in 1802 and still working, will open its Legendary Lights on Friday, Nov. 23. Here’s what you need to know about the Legendary Lights: Unlike other lighting festivals where the lights are already on when you arrive, Clifton Mill stages a dramatic opening where people who arrive at 6 p.m. get to see all four million lights turn on at once, producing a Fourth of...
How you can help Legendary Lights of Clifton Mill earn national bragging rights

How you can help Legendary Lights of Clifton Mill earn national bragging rights

For more than 30 years, Clifton Mill has been a glowing example of what the holiday season is about in Southwest Ohio.  The official Ohio.org website published its Ohio Holiday Lights Trail list, and Clifton Mill was near the top of most spectacular light shows in the state. The recognition comes just in time, as Clifton Mill is in the running for the “USA Today 10BEST” competition...
Alleged victims in OSU doctor sex abuse scandal speak to trustees for the first time

Alleged victims in OSU doctor sex abuse scandal speak to trustees for the first time

For decades, Dr. Richard Strauss preyed upon young men at Ohio State University — watching them shower and groping them during medical exams – but administrators failed to put a stop to sexual abuse, seven men told OSU trustees on Friday. Strauss, who died by suicide in 2005 in California, was a faculty member, student health center physician and athletics doctor from 1979-98 at OSU. The...
Recalls: Dangerous baby carriers and poisonous tables 

Recalls: Dangerous baby carriers and poisonous tables 

Parents and those cleaning up from this week’s ice storm should check to see if they have this week’s recalled products. Jobs news: Amazon hiring in Butler Co.  Active Series baby carriers by LILLEbaby are being recalled because a clip can detach and cause your child to fall, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. There are three reports of the chest straps detaching...
Springfield internet cafe broken into

Springfield internet cafe broken into

Springfield police are investigating a store break-in that took place Thursday morning. Authorities were called to Internet Cafe, 1881 S. Limestone Street, where they found the store’s front glass door damaged. READ: Springfield pizza robbery: Media coverage leads to arrest “I arrived and found the east, front door glass shattered and the bottom half busted out completely,” a police...
Occupants displaced after fire damages Miami County home

Occupants displaced after fire damages Miami County home

A Bethel Twp. home sustained significant damage after a fire broke out Friday morning.  No one was home when the fire broke out in the house in the 2300 block of West Charleston Road around 11:40 a.m. Officials said the homeowner left the house to run an errand shortly before the fire started.  The cause of the fire is under investigation and no injuries have been reported.  The occupants...
Ohio State football: Buckeyes wary of Terrapins talent

Ohio State football: Buckeyes wary of Terrapins talent

Urban Meyer began the week claiming Maryland was too talented to overlook with Michigan next on the horizon. The coach of the ninth-ranked Scarlet and Gray said his players would see that when they flipped on the film. Time will tell if that is true, but given the the Terrapins’ 5-5 record, it was hard to view that statement as much more than coach speak. RELATED: Everything Meyer said about...
Clark County Municipal Court cases

Clark County Municipal Court cases

CASES CALLED WEDNESDAY INCLUDED: Anthony Rae Cochran, 39, of 327 N. Race St., theft, dismissed - prosecutor request. Anthony D. Skipper, 25, of 1915 Mound St., domestic violence, assault, dismissed - prosecutor request. Krystal T. Jackson, 32, of 341 S. Wittenberg, Apt. 4, aggravated menacing, dismissed - prosecutor request. George A. Pennington Jr., 62, of 1100 Dayton Ave., domestic violence, dismissed...
Ohio State at Maryland: What you need to know about Saturday’s game

Ohio State at Maryland: What you need to know about Saturday’s game

Who: No. 9 Ohio State (9-1, 6-1 Big Ten) at Maryland (5-5, 3-4) When: 12 p.m., Saturday Where: Maryland Stadium, College Park, Md. TV/Radio: ABC/1410 Series history: Ohio State leads 4-0. Last game: Ohio State won 62-14 last season in Columbus. The Buckeyes have scored 62 points in back to back games against the Terrapins, and Ohio State has won all four games in the series by at least 21 points....
Springfield woman accidentally shoots herself in leg, police say

Springfield woman accidentally shoots herself in leg, police say

Springfield police were called after a woman accidentally shot herself in the leg, according to a police report. Authorities were called to the Springfield Regional Medical Center to take a report of the shooting at about 2 a.m. Thursday morning. The shooting took place at a residence on the 400 block of South Clairmont Avenue, the report says. READ: Springfield pizza robbery: Media coverage leads...
Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

COMMON PLEAS COURT NEW SUITS 18-CV-0579 - TCF Equipment Finance, Inc., a division of TCF National Bank, v. W-Car Group, Inc., dba Logan’s Towing & Service Center, c/o Thomas E. Owens, 625 E. Main St., et al., complaint for $31,887 for damages, preliminary and permanent injunction, etc. 18-CV-0582 - PennyMac Loan Services, LLC, v. Darlene Runyon, Dublin, et al., complaint in foreclosure for property...
Here’s when stores will open for Thanksgiving, Black Friday shopping

Here’s when stores will open for Thanksgiving, Black Friday shopping

It’s that time of year again. Thanksgiving and Black Friday ads are surfacing quickly. Here’s when stores plan to open this year: Kohl’s will open at 5 p.m. Thanksgiving and remain open through Black Friday. The store is offering its well-known deal of $15 Kohl’s cash for every $50 spent. The ad also features a 15 percent off coupon. Sales will begin at 6 p.m. Thanksgiving...
Springfield police use billboards to crack cold cases

Springfield police use billboards to crack cold cases

Michelle Rice, Amanda Ward-Romine and Amber Whitmer are names burned into Detective Shelly Pergram’s mind. “I have my missing ladies’ pictures in my office. I mean I look at them every day,” she said. The Springfield Police Division is continuing its initiative to crack cold cases by taking out billboards in different parts of the city. All three women featured on the billboard...
Honda engineers use algae to capture emissions in spare time

Honda engineers use algae to capture emissions in spare time

Instead of fishing or playing golf, a pair of Honda Powersports engineers have been spending their weekends collecting kitchen grease from bars and restaurants and converting it to homemade biodiesel fuel. Now, their alternative energy hobby is turning into a much larger scale project. Experts said their work at Honda’s Research and Development facility in Raymond, Ohio demonstrated a possible...
Dry, but cold tonight; chance for rain, snow this weekend

Dry, but cold tonight; chance for rain, snow this weekend

Cold, but dry overnight Below normal temperatures this weekend Few rain or snow showers this weekend Overnight: A few breaks in the clouds are possible by morning, Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell said. Overnight lows will dip down close to 30 degrees by daybreak.  Saturday: It will be partly sunny and chilly to start the weekend with highs in the lower 40s. Another front...
Springfield motel death determined to be drug overdose, sheriff says`

Springfield motel death determined to be drug overdose, sheriff says`

Investigators determined that the person died of a drug overdose, according to the Clark County Sheriff’s office.  The Clark County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed a death investigation is underway at the Drake Motel.  Officials said the death was reported just before midnight. Early Friday morning, the motel was taped off and officials remained on scene.  No other information...
Chief: Man critically injured after pickup goes under parked truck trailer

Chief: Man critically injured after pickup goes under parked truck trailer

It took crews nearly an hour Thursday night to free a man from the wreckage after he crashed his pickup truck into a stationary truck trailer on a residential street. “We found a full-size Chevy pickup truck that went completely under a trailer that had no tractor attached to it … that truck went up and underneath and the edge of the trailer was up on the driver’s chest,”...
Springfield cardiologist, wife plead guilty in federal health care fraud case

Springfield cardiologist, wife plead guilty in federal health care fraud case

A Springfield cardiologist and his wife changed pleas to guilty Thursday in a federal Medicare and Medicaid fraud case. Dr. Salim Dahdah and his wife, Cindy Dahdah, were headed to trial in early October on a July 2017 federal indictment accusing them of unlawfully raking in more than $2 million by billing, or causing billing to be submitted, for medically unnecessary medical tests and procedures...
First winter storm of season downs trees, power lines in Clark County

First winter storm of season downs trees, power lines in Clark County

The first winter storm of the season moved through the region Thursday bringing a wintry mix of snow, ice and rain and knocking out power to hundreds in the area. The morning commute was slowed by ice-covered roads. Schools in Clark and Champaign counties opened late or closed for the day. There were reports of downed trees and Ohio Edison’s website showed about 2,000 outages at the peak of...
What the first court appearances revealed about the Pike County murders investigation

What the first court appearances revealed about the Pike County murders investigation

The four family members charged with murdering eight members of a nearby Pike County family discussed ways to exact revenge on Ohio’s attorney general if one of them was individually arrested, prosecutors said in court Thursday. In addition to revenge against Ohio Gov.-elect Mike DeWine, the incumbent attorney general, the Wagner family reportedly discussed ways to exact revenge against Pike...
Ohio congresswoman may challenge Nancy Pelosi for speaker of the House

Ohio congresswoman may challenge Nancy Pelosi for speaker of the House

Rep. Marcia Fudge, a Cleveland Democrat who led the Congressional Black Caucus from 2012 to 2014, is considering challenging Nancy Pelosi for speaker of the House. Fudge, whose spokeswoman said she was unavailable for comment Thursday, told Cleveland.com late Wednesday she was considering a run for the top leadership position, and a spokeswoman Thursday confirmed that she was considering running....
Sex abuse investigation of deceased OSU doctor near conclusion

Sex abuse investigation of deceased OSU doctor near conclusion

Investigators reported to Ohio State University trustees on Thursday that it has received 150 first-hand accounts of sexual abuse by Dr. Richard Strauss, conducted 440 interviews and reviewed 34,000 documents. Between 1979 and 1997, Strauss worked at OSU as a team doctor, faculty member and physician at the student health center. He died by suicide in 2005 at age 67 in California. Perkins Coie, a...
Pike County murders: Grandmother in talks about revenge against DeWine, state says

Pike County murders: Grandmother in talks about revenge against DeWine, state says

A woman accused of helping cover up the 2016 Pike County murders reportedly took part in a conversation with the four suspected killers about getting revenge if they were arrested. Pike County Sheriff Charles Reader, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and a special agent in the AG’s office, according to prosecutors were possible targets discussed by Fredericka Wagner and the murder suspects....
Area employers still need seasonal help for holidays

Area employers still need seasonal help for holidays

Hundreds of seasonal jobs remain open in the region as retail stores and delivery companies prepare for the push of holiday spending expected in the next month. Amid a healthy economy with low unemployment and more disposable income, retailers, delivery companies distribution facilities and fulfillment centers are having a tougher time finding employees than past years. While fewer people are looking...
JCPenney earnings reports don’t show improvement

JCPenney earnings reports don’t show improvement

While JCPenney isn’t closing stores now, it’s not out of the question. The department store once again disappointed Wall Street with same-store sales dropping 5.4 percent last quarter and net sales decreasing 5.8 percent, according to a company statement. The company also lost more than $150 million, sending its stock price down 12 percent when the markets opened. “While restoring...
Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown talks about potential presidential run on WHIO Radio

Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown talks about potential presidential run on WHIO Radio

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown says his message of fighting for workers resonated in his recent election victory and he told WHIO Radio that’s the message he’d push if he decides to run for president in 2020. Right now he says he’s having family discussions about a potential run, but no decision has been made. “I don’t know what we’re going to do,” he told Miami...
Local manufacturer develops scholarship at Clark State

Local manufacturer develops scholarship at Clark State

The Clark State Foundation is working with a long-time Springfield manufacturer and will begin offering a new scholarship annually to two students majoring in manufacturing technologies at the community college. The Sweet Manufacturing Company will provide funding for the scholarships, which will cover the cost of tuition, fees, books and other course-related materials. Students who receive the scholarships...
Springfield, Urbana: What are you thankful for?

Springfield, Urbana: What are you thankful for?

The Springfield News-Sun wants to know what you are thankful for this holiday season. “We know that the world can sometimes seem negative,” Springfield News-Sun Editor Sharon Wilmore said. “We also know that when we look close to home, we find there’s a lot that people are thankful for in their everyday lives. Seeing what others appreciate can be inspiring to the rest of us...
WINTER WEATHER: 7 important updates you need to know right now

WINTER WEATHER: 7 important updates you need to know right now

An Ice Storm Warning was in effect for southern Miami Valley this morning. Counties included were Butler, Clinton, Greene, Montgomery, Preble, and Warren. Temperatures will continue to climb towards the middle 30s this morning. The ice threat will keep dropping, but there will be scattered rain showers through noon, Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini said.  A wintry mix is expected...
‘Heartbeat’ abortion bill passes Ohio House

‘Heartbeat’ abortion bill passes Ohio House

After more than an hour of heated debate, a controversial abortion ban that Gov. John Kasich vetoed two years ago passed the Ohio House on Thursday 60-35 and now heads to the Senate where its fate is unclear. The ‘heartbeat bill’ would prohibit abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected, which is as early as six weeks into a pregnancy. “This bill basically says if there is...
Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

COMMON PLEAS COURT NEW SUITS 18-CV-0574 - Mid America Mortgage, Inc., v. Christian N. Crain, New Carlisle, et al., complaint in foreclosure for property located at 1200 Klose Ave., New Carlisle, for $55,615. 18-CV-0577 - Lonnie R. Moore, 1802 S. Fountain Ave., v. Gregory E. Johnson, Enon, complaint in excess of $25,000 for damages and injuries suffered in an auto accident on Oct. 23. 18-CV-0580 -...
Clark County Municipal Court cases

Clark County Municipal Court cases

CASES CALLED TUESDAY INCLUDED: Rita D. Jones, 65, of 640 Cedar St., theft, guilty. Matthew R. Webb, 42, of 35 Greenmont, OVI, guilty, 53 days jail with 50 days suspended, three days credit for time served for driver’s intervention program, 12 months probation, 12 months driver’s license suspension, interlock required for modification, fined $375. Jacob T. Hawk, 20, of 2246 Seminole Ave...
School district will focus on supporting students after teen indicted on sex crime charges

School district will focus on supporting students after teen indicted on sex crime charges

The Logan County 15-year-old accused of assaulting a six-year-old on a Benjamin Logan school bus now faces additional charges after three other potential victims have been identified. Court documents show the teen was indicted Tuesday by a grand jury on two counts of rape and seven counts of gross sexual imposition. The indictment indicates three other potential victims in the case — another...
Clark, Champaign County ready for winter weather

Clark, Champaign County ready for winter weather

Clark and Champaign County crews are preparing for the winter season with thousands of tons of salt. WHIO Storm Center 7 forecast called for a winter mix to fall Thursday. A Winter Weather Advisory was issued for the entire Miami Valley for Wednesday beginning at 10 p.m. and was expected to last until Thursday at 12 p.m. The forecasts calls for the wintry mix to fall early Thursday causing roads to...
Passing flurries linger as winds increase; slick spots possible as temps drop

Passing flurries linger as winds increase; slick spots possible as temps drop

Passing flurries linger overnight as winds increase Some refreeze possible as temperatures drop overnight Few rain/snow showers to end the weekend Ovenight: Some flurries will linger into the overnight hours under cloudy skies, Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell said. Gusty winds will develop and may cause weakened tree limbs from the ice storm to come down. Wet surfaces may become...

Raiders roll to easy win over North Florida

North Florida knew the scouting report said it had to do everything possible to stop Loudon Love, but the Ospreys had no one who could match up with the 6-foot-8, 270-pound center. Their frontcourt players were all 6-8 or shorter and weighed 223 pounds or less, and they were moved around inside like chess pieces. Love scored 13 of his season-high 20 points in the first half and corralled nine rebounds...
Universal Orlando to raise minimum pay to $12 an hour

Universal Orlando to raise minimum pay to $12 an hour

The Universal Orlando Resort said Thursday it will raise starting pay for its employees to $12 an hour, beginning Feb. 3. >> Read more trending news  "(We) will continue to review and adjust our rates so that we stay competitive in the market," said Bill Davis, the resort's president and chief operating officer, in a letter to employees. Also on Thursday, about 100 Walt...
Security camera shows dog going on shoplifting spree

Security camera shows dog going on shoplifting spree

Security cameras in Istanbul, Turkey, captured an unusual shoplifter -- a stray dog trying to steal a garment from a clothing shop in a shopping center. >> Read more trending news  The dog made several attempts, as one of its efforts was foiled by a security guard. Security cameras show the same animal stealing a white T-shirt from another shop, as well as a shawl from a cafeteria in the...
Murder charges withdrawn against man, 21, jailed 5 weeks

Murder charges withdrawn against man, 21, jailed 5 weeks

The murder charges against a man who said he was wrongly jailed for the crime have been withdrawn.  Suffolk County Prosecutors officially withdrew the charges against 21-year-old Kevin Williams Friday. >> Read more trending news  The move comes a week after Williams was released from jail, where he had spent the previous five weeks.  "I’m happy, I’m very happy...
18-day-old giraffe suddenly dies at Ohio zoo

18-day-old giraffe suddenly dies at Ohio zoo

Ubumwe, the female giraffe calf that was born Oct. 30, died Saturday, Columbus Zoo officials said. >> Read more trending news  Zoo officials said in a series of Facebook posts that Ubumwe had been energetic and nursing well in her first two weeks, weighing an estimated 130 pounds a week ago. But she began experiencing “gastrointestinal discomfort” Friday afternoon, leading to...
Turkey fryer fire destroys garage, causes $20K in damages

Turkey fryer fire destroys garage, causes $20K in damages

Fire officials in Wisconsin said a turkey fryer left unattended led to a structure fire and costly damages. >> Read more trending news  The fire occurred Wednesday afternoon in a home's garage, WISN reported. The Racine Fire Department said the fryer, which was left unattended for an unspecified amount of time, caught fire inside the garage and caused the structure to go up in flames...
SURVEILLANCE: Florida man tries to steal vending machine

SURVEILLANCE: Florida man tries to steal vending machine

A man in Miami, Florida tried to steal a vending machine from an apartment building back in May. “He was quite brazen and he was all caught on camera,” said Kenia Fallat of the Miami police. He attempts to maneuver big machine by scooting it inch by inch. After about three minutes, he pushes the machine full of food onto the elevator and takes it from the first floor up to the eighth....
Good Samaritan couple finds, returns bag filled with $25,000

Good Samaritan couple finds, returns bag filled with $25,000

A good Samaritan couple found and returned a business owner’s deposit bag that was filled with $25,000.  >> Read more trending news  Jeff and Michelle Green recovered the bag, which belonged to Gautambhai Patel, the Rincon Police Department said.  “We always encourage citizens to do the right thing both morally and legally, because if you find property that is...
Lee Corso wears full mascot outfit for UCF pick

Lee Corso wears full mascot outfit for UCF pick

Saturday is a historic day for the nation's largest university as it made its debut on ESPN's "College GameDay." >> Read more trending news  An estimated 20,000 fans filled the University of Central Florida's sprawling Memory Mall to witness the live three-hour broadcast in person. "I'm stoked," UCF fan Caroline Klaffer said. "I got my sign ready. It's going...
Police: Suspected drunken driver stopped in car without windows, missing tire

Police: Suspected drunken driver stopped in car without windows, missing tire

A Nebraska man was arrested on suspicion of DUI after being found driving in a heavily damaged vehicle, police said. >> Read more trending news  An alert citizen contacted police after seeing the vehicle, which was missing a tire and had most of its windows smashed out, on the road, the Bellevue Police Department tweeted early Saturday morning. Police said the driver and vehicle were involved...
Ohio State outlasts Maryland in wild overtime game

Ohio State outlasts Maryland in wild overtime game

Ohio State kept its Big Ten championship hopes alive by the slimmest of margins Saturday.  The Buckeyes needed overtime to beat Maryland 52-51, setting up a game for the Big Ten East when Michigan visits next Saturday.  The Buckeyes tied the game three times in the fourth quarter, the last when Dwayne Haskins connected with Binjimin Victor from three yards out with :40 left.  Ohio State...
Officer suffers fatal heart attack while on duty

Officer suffers fatal heart attack while on duty

A Virginia Beach police officer had a fatal heart attack Friday night while on duty.  >> Read more trending news  Officer Kelvin Bailey, who has 30 years on the force, unexpectedly went into cardiac arrest, WAVY reported.  He was taken to a hospital, where he died.
CAUGHT ON CAM: Dog goes on shoplifting spree

CAUGHT ON CAM: Dog goes on shoplifting spree

Security cameras in Istanbul, Turkey captured an unusual shoplifter -- a stray dog trying to steal a garment from a clothing shop in a shopping center. The dog made several attempts, as one of its efforts was foiled by a security guard. Security cameras show the same animal stealing a white T-shirt form another shop, as well as a shawl from a cafeteria in the shopping center.  The management...
Teacher wins $30K for self, $70K for school in national skilled trades contest

Teacher wins $30K for self, $70K for school in national skilled trades contest

A nationwide contest awarding cash prizes to the top skilled-trades teachers in the country named a Gwinnett County welding teacher as the first-place winner. >> Read more trending news  Charles Kachmar, who teaches metals and welding at Maxwell High School of Technology in Lawrenceville was awarded the 2018 Harbor Freight Tools for Schools Prize for Teaching Excellence, earning him and...
Family's snow turkey a cool Thanksgiving greeting

Family's snow turkey a cool Thanksgiving greeting

A Pennsylvania family didn't let a snowfall dampen their Thanksgiving plans. >> Read more trending news  Instead, the appropriately-named Snow family created a giant snow turkey in their yard. Royanna Snow and daughters, Brooke and Britynn, took Thursday evening's snowfall in Oil City and created a frosty ode to Thanksgiving, The Derrick reported.  "Every year, we try to...
Pike County murders: Court docs reveal custody battle at heart of killings

Pike County murders: Court docs reveal custody battle at heart of killings

Sophia Wagner was just 2 when prosecutors say her father was part of the group who killed her mother and seven more family members. Little Sophia was not at any of the crime scenes when the execution-style murders happened. >> Read more trending news  Comparing her father’s indictment and custody documents he filed a week after the killings provides new insight into the charges against...
Florida woman's hilarious squirrel photo wins top honor

Florida woman's hilarious squirrel photo wins top honor

A Florida woman has a squirrel to thank for earning her the top prize at a wildlife photography competition. >> Read more trending news  Mary McGowan, of Brandon, was named 2018 Comedy Wildlife Photographer of the Year on Friday at The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards in London. Her amusing photo, captioned "Caught in the Act," features an open-mouthed squirrel with front paws...
Officials: 'Wurst' idea ever to bring mountain lion kitten inside home, feed it sausage

Officials: 'Wurst' idea ever to bring mountain lion kitten inside home, feed it sausage

While it may be tempting to "rescue" a mountain lion kitten that appears to have been abandoned, wildlife officials in Colorado are using a case this week to illustrate why that is a bad idea. >> Read more trending news  Officers picked up a mountain lion kitten from a private residence Tuesday, according to a news release from Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials. The kitten...
Dayton Flyers overcome adversity in victory against Purdue Fort Wayne

Dayton Flyers overcome adversity in victory against Purdue Fort Wayne

Dayton Flyers guard Trey Landers did his best Braxton Miller impression in the first half Friday against Purdue Fort Wayne — one Wayne High School graduate spinning like the other. Miller’s spin move three years ago in an Ohio State football game at Virginia Tech will live forever on social media. The move by Landers in a 91-80 victory against Purdue Fort Wayne didn’t quite...
Kanye West donates $150K to family of security guard killed by police

Kanye West donates $150K to family of security guard killed by police

A grieving family in Illinois has received a large donation from Kanye West. >> Read more trending news  The family of Jemel Roberson, the 26-year-old security guard who was fatally shot by police while subduing a shooting suspect at a bar, have a GoFundMe account to help pay for burial expenses. Roberson was working extra shifts to make his 9-month-old son's first Christmas special...
Woman accuses University of Colorado Hospital of removing 2 healthy kidneys

Woman accuses University of Colorado Hospital of removing 2 healthy kidneys

A 73-year-old Colorado grandmother is considering legal action after doctors at the University of Colorado Hospital removed both of her healthy kidneys in May, KDVR reported. >> Read more trending news  Linda Woolley, of Englewood, said doctors told her surgery was necessary because she likely had kidney cancer, the television station reported. However, KDVR obtained a copy of...
Florida 'masseuse' steals $60K from casino patron, police say

Florida 'masseuse' steals $60K from casino patron, police say

A South Florida casino patron expecting a massage got rubbed the wrong way when the “masseuse” left his hotel room with more than $60,000 in cash, casino chips and valuables, the Sun-Sentinel reported. >> Read more trending news  The woman approached the 52-year-old man from New Jersey at an elevator in the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood on Tuesday morning...
Oregon inmates steal ATV after getting drunk on hand sanitizer, police say

Oregon inmates steal ATV after getting drunk on hand sanitizer, police say

Two Oregon inmates on a work crew Wednesday became intoxicated from the alcohol from hand sanitizer, then stole a four-wheeler before deputies caught them later in the day, The Bulletin reported. >> Read more trending news  Christopher Galen Turre, 30, and Shawn Daniel McCallister, 34, were part of a four-inmate crew from the Deschutes County Adult Jail feeding rescue animals...
Indiana mom: Son was left strapped in school bus for 2 hours

Indiana mom: Son was left strapped in school bus for 2 hours

A 3-year-old Indiana boy was left stranded on a school bus for more than an hour Tuesday, The Times of Northwest Indiana reported. >> Read more trending news  Luke Collin was left at the School Town of Munster bus barn, his mother, Lauren Collin, told the newspaper. “I didn't know if I'd ever see him again,” Collin said. “I didn't know if he walked off and I was thinking...
Officials: Dead dolphin that washed ashore on California beach was shot

Officials: Dead dolphin that washed ashore on California beach was shot

A dolphin that washed onto a California beach last week died from a gunshot wound, KNBC reported. Marine Animal Rescue posted a $5,000 reward to its Facebook page on Friday after a necropsy confirmed the animal had been shot. Peter Wallerstein, founder and president of the rescue group, received a call about the dolphin in the surf on the morning of Nov. 8, NBC News reported. &ldquo...
Election 2018: Panthers QB Cam Newton gets 11 write-in votes

Election 2018: Panthers QB Cam Newton gets 11 write-in votes

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton received 11 write-in votes for an election in North Carolina, officials said. >> Read more trending news  Newton’s name was written in for the Mecklenburg County Soil and Water Conservation district position, according to the Board of Elections. The two people who won received more than 100,000 votes each. Newton has thrown for 2,086 yards...
Family dog swallows Michigan woman's wedding ring

Family dog swallows Michigan woman's wedding ring

As a veterinarian, Kristopher Sharpe said he has removed many items from a pet’s stomach. >> Read more trending news  But a woman’s wedding ring? That was a new one. A labradoodle belonging to a Michigan couple swallowed a wedding ring belonging to Cindy McCombs, WZZM reported. Bella, a 1-year-old Lab, was the culprit, Sharpe told the television station. “The wife...
Minnesota mom convicted of murder now helps raise mental health awareness

Minnesota mom convicted of murder now helps raise mental health awareness

Fifteen years after tossing her twins off a bridge into the Mississippi River, a Minnesota woman is using her story to raise awareness about mental illness, KARE reported. >> Read more trending news  Naomi Gaines was 24 when she threw her 14-month-old sons, Sincere Understanding Allah and Supreme Knowledge Allah, into the river near St. Paul on July 4, 2003, and then jumped into the...
Two homeless men rescue unconscious driver from burning car

Two homeless men rescue unconscious driver from burning car

Two California men living in a homeless camp acted swiftly to save a driver whose vehicle was involved in an accident with a truck, KSBW reported. >> Read more trending news  On Tuesday, a truck driver lost control of his vehicle in Santa Cruz and slammed into a car, the television station reported. The small sedan was pushed 150 yards down the road and was stuck to the truck&rsquo...
New Mexico author sues hospital for reviving her 

New Mexico author sues hospital for reviving her 

A lawsuit filed on behalf of a New Mexico author alleges that a Santa Fe hospital revived the woman in violation of her “do not resuscitate” directive while she was in the facility’s care in 2016, the Albuquerque Journal reported. >> Read more trending news  The lawsuit filed in New Mexico state district court against Santa Fe's Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical...
Photo of Utah police officer cradling baby goes viral

Photo of Utah police officer cradling baby goes viral

A photograph of a Utah police officer cradling a baby while the infant’s mother filed a domestic violence report has gone viral, KUTV reported. >> Read more trending news  One of the clerks at the West Jordan Police Department snapped a photo of Officer R. Lofgran holding and bottle feeding the baby and caring for the woman’s other young children, KSTU reported. &ldquo...
Deer wanders into Fort Worth children's clinic

Deer wanders into Fort Worth children's clinic

Workers at a children’s urgent care clinic in Texas were startled when a deer walked into the facility, WFAA reported. >> Read more trending news  The 2-year-old buck wandered into the Cook Children’s facility in Fort Worth on Nov. 10, the television station reported. "I guess he came in through the back ambulance bay," Christina Williams, a registered nurse at...
Homeless man dives into dumpster to retrieve lottery ticket worth $4.82M

Homeless man dives into dumpster to retrieve lottery ticket worth $4.82M

A homeless Michigan man who realized he won the state’s Lotto 47 game dived into a dumpster to retrieve the winning ticket, WFMY reported.  The man, who chose to remain anonymous, was one of two people who split the $9.64 million jackpot with the winning $1 ticket he bought for the Oct. 10 drawing, the television station reported. He bought the winning ticket, worth $4.82 million,...
Police: Ohio woman with pants down asks, 'You wanna play?' 

Police: Ohio woman with pants down asks, 'You wanna play?' 

Ohio police arrested a woman they found rolling on the ground with her pants and underwear pulled down who asked authorities “You wanna play? We’ll play,” WKBN reported. >> Read more trending news  Denise Ruth Molina, 58, was arrested Wednesday by Youngstown police and charged with assault as well as dog ordinance after having been found in a city street with two...
Syracuse misspells last name on jersey of coach Jim Boeheim's son

Syracuse misspells last name on jersey of coach Jim Boeheim's son

This is one name that should never be misspelled on a Syracuse University basketball jersey. >> Read more trending news  Boeheim. Jim Boeheim is in his 43rd season as coach of the Orange. With more than 1,029 victories -- along with five Final Four appearances,and a national title in 2003 -- Boeheim has earned legendary status. But when Boeheim’s son Buddy played in the 2K Classic...
3-bedroom home on corner lot has 1-car garage

3-bedroom home on corner lot has 1-car garage

HOUSE FEATURE 6567 Ravenna Ave., Enon Living room connects openly with eat-in kitchen Contributing writer Situated on a corner lot in the Greenwood Acres neighborhood, the brick ranch at 6567 Ravenna Ave. in Enon offers approximately 1,030 square feet of living space with three bedrooms. The property is listed by Lagonda Creek Real Estate for $116,500. Special features of the property include neutral...

High School Football: Friday’s regional finals scores

Football Regional Finals Friday’s Results Division I Region 1 — Lakewood St. Edward 24, Mentor 14 Region 2 — Olentangy Liberty 21, Dublin Coffman 7 Region 3 — Pickerington Central 20, Hilliard Davidson 13 Region 4 — Cin. Colerain 42, Cin. Elder 0 Division II Region 5 — Akron Hoban 52, Maple Heights 6 Region 6 — Avon 37, Tol. Central Catholic 22 Region 7 &mdash...
Florida hospital uses artificial intelligence to save lives in the delivery room

Florida hospital uses artificial intelligence to save lives in the delivery room

Seven hundred women a year die during childbirth in the United States, and about half of those deaths are considered preventable. Uncontrollable bleeding is the most common problem. Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women and Babies in Orlando, Florida, is now using artificial intelligence to monitor blood loss in real time. A robot simulates what it is like for a mother to experience a postpartum...
Children call 911, hide in closet after man bursts into home armed with knife

Children call 911, hide in closet after man bursts into home armed with knife

A man accused of breaking into a home with three children inside and assaulting a woman was arrested late Thursday by police in Sharon, Massachusetts. Police said they received 911 calls about a man with a knife who had broken into the house on Billings Street around 11:25 Thursday night and assaulted someone. Some of the children made the calls, police said. An officer responded to the house and...
'Don't cry, daddy. I love you': New families celebrate National Adoption Day

'Don't cry, daddy. I love you': New families celebrate National Adoption Day

It was a very special day for dozens of Massachusetts families as 136 children in foster care got their forever homes. Three-year-old Josiah was one of 26 children with finalized adoptions in Boston as a part of National Adoption Day.  "Today we are adopting Josiah! After six months, he was going to move. And I looked at him, and I said.... I can't do that to him," said Josiah's mother...
What Ravens coach Jim Harbaugh said about Sunday’s matchup vs. Bengals

What Ravens coach Jim Harbaugh said about Sunday’s matchup vs. Bengals

While the Cincinnati Bengals didn’t seem to solve any issues over the bye two weeks ago, history says John Harbaugh will have his Baltimore Ravens ready to go after their bye. Harbaugh is 8-2 in games after the bye during his 10 years with Baltimore, but he’s not certain that is a reason to be confident as the Ravens prepare to host the Bengals in a key AFC North matchup Sunday. He spoke...
Man who raped dying teen sentenced to less than 3 years in prison 

Man who raped dying teen sentenced to less than 3 years in prison 

The man who raped a high school student who later died from a drug overdose was sentenced to less than three years in prison. Superior Court Judge Linda Krese said that Brian Varela could not be sentenced to more than two years and 10 months because it was the most prison time permitted for someone with no prior criminal record, The Daily Herald reported. Varela had pleaded guilty to second-degree...
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