Local site could be selected for federal driverless car designation

When the Obama administration designated its first 10 pilot sites for testing of automated vehicle technologies in January 2017, a 4,500-acre facility in East Liberty was not on the list. This week, five Republican lawmakers and a handful of state senators including Senate President Larry Obhof, R–Ashtabula, held a press conference on Capitol Hill with a united message: Rethink that decision...


Target has biggest 1-day online sales day, on Amazon Prime Day

Target has biggest 1-day online sales day, on Amazon Prime Day

Target attracted more customers to its website Tuesday than it has on any other single day in 2018. Millions shopped Target.com that day for its sales coinciding with Amazon’s annual Prime Day, securing Target.com’s highest sales in a single day so far this year. RELATED: Amazon Prime Day starts with some glitches The most popular deals were on small appliances, beauty and personal care...
Clark County Municipal Court cases

Clark County Municipal Court cases

CASES CALLED MONDAY INCLUDED: Adrian R. Chilton Jr., 27, address unknown, aggravated burglary, dismissed - prosecutor request. Robert F. Jackson, 32, of 728 Grant St., robbery, dismissed - indicted by the grand jury. Zachary T. Jones, 22, of Dayton, OVI amended to physical control, guilty, three days jail with three days suspended, credit for time served for driver’s intervention program, six...
Walmart teams up with Microsoft to expand ‘digital footprint’

Walmart teams up with Microsoft to expand ‘digital footprint’

Walmart and Microsoft have announced a partnership to accelerate Walmart’s move to increase its digital footprint, furthering brick-and-mortar retailers’ steps to keep up with online giant Amazon. Microsoft will serve as Walmart’s strategic cloud provider, according to Walmart. »BIZ BEAT: $250 Kroger coupon circulating on social media a fake; company warns don’t click...
Cincinnati Zoo offering $1 admission to guests Wednesday

Cincinnati Zoo offering $1 admission to guests Wednesday

Admission to the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is just $1 Wednesday for the Macy’s Kid’s Cultures, Critters and Crafts festival in Cincinnati.  Everyone gets into the zoo located at 3400 Vine St. for just $1, but parking is still $10, according to the zoo’s website. Large crowds and delays for parking are expected because of the deal, according to the website. The festival...
Is the Dayton Air Show the best in the country? Vote for top 10 air shows

Is the Dayton Air Show the best in the country? Vote for top 10 air shows

Is the Vectren Dayton Air Show the best air show in the U.S.? It could be in the top 10, according to a reader survey by USA Today. The news organization is asking readers to vote for the best air shows in the U.S. Readers have until Monday at noon to cast their votes. As of Wednesday morning, the Vectren Dayton Air Show landed at No. 4 on the current leaderboard. MCAS Cherry Point Air Show in...
U.S. Air Force was paying $10K to replace an airplane toilet seat cover through 2017

U.S. Air Force was paying $10K to replace an airplane toilet seat cover through 2017

Until recently, the United States Air Force was paying $10,000 to replace a toilet seat cover on certain aircraft. Will Roper, assistant secretary of the Air Force for acquisition, technology and logistics, in May said the military was paying $10,000 to replace toilet seat covers on certain military planes, according to a June letter written by Sen. Chuck Grassley, an Iowa Republican. Though...
Ohio State raised more than $600 million in donations last year

Ohio State raised more than $600 million in donations last year

For the first time in its history Ohio State University has raised more than $600 million in one year OSU closed out fiscal year 2018 on June 30 bringing in $601.8 million in donations to education, medicine, research and innovation at the college. The hundreds of millions in donations —which included more than $438.6 million in cash —represents a new record for Ohio State. » RELATED...
‘If we change one life, it’s worth it:’ Clark County family on quest to prevent cancer after father’s death

‘If we change one life, it’s worth it:’ Clark County family on quest to prevent cancer after father’s death

Quests are legendary journeys, noble and unselfish. On a quest a person or group band together to overcome obstacles, challenges, and the elements in order to acquire something of tremendous importance like the Golden Fleece or the Holy Grail or to achieve a great fete like throwing the One Ring into Mount Doom. A quest should make the world a better place at the end. So who goes on a quest? MORE...
Mars visible in night sky: How and when to see it

Mars visible in night sky: How and when to see it

Mars is even brighter than Jupiter in the night sky right now. This month through early August, Mars and Earth happen to be very close. Right now, the two planets are at the second closest point they’ve been in nearly 60,000 years. When Mars is fainter in the sky, it appears more reddish. When it’s closer and brighter, the color appears more orange. This week, Mars is rising at around...
Northwestern latest school in county to add resource officer

Northwestern latest school in county to add resource officer

When students in the Northwestern Local school district walk into their buildings on the first day of school this year, a new face will be greeting them at the door. Northwestern will become the third school district in the county to have a school resource officer. Tecumseh Local and Springfield-Clark Career Technology Center are the other two schools who will have an officer present during the school...
Comfortable midweek temperatures, showers to return this weekend 

Comfortable midweek temperatures, showers to return this weekend 

Comfortable and warm this afternoon Showers and storms return for weekend Temperatures near normal  TODAY: Sunny skies continue this afternoon along with comfortably warm temperatures. Highs today rise to the lower 80s. There will be a very high UV index, so as always, wearing protective clothing and sunblock is suggested. Later tonight a few high clouds may move through, but staying dry...
Alaska man accused of defrauding people in Ohio, other states of hundreds of thousands of dollars

Alaska man accused of defrauding people in Ohio, other states of hundreds of thousands of dollars

An Alaska man is accused of defrauding people in Ohio and other states of hundreds of thousands of dollars.  Andrew Jensen, 30, of Anchorage, was arraigned Monday in Morgan County Common Pleas Court in McConnelsville, about 82 miles southeast of Columbus. He is jailed in the Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail in Nelsonville following his indictment by a Morgan County grand jury on 29 felony counts...
Wright State to start issuing layoff notices to 26 employees this week

Wright State to start issuing layoff notices to 26 employees this week

Wright State University will begin laying off 26 employees this week in a new round of budget cuts for the school. Affected employees will be notified this week and next week, according to an email sent to faculty and staff by Wright State’s Human Resources Department that was obtained by this news organization. In June, president Cheryl Schrader said that as many as 40 employees could be terminated...
1 hurt in fire from ruptured gas line near new home construction in Springfield

1 hurt in fire from ruptured gas line near new home construction in Springfield

UPDATE @ 4:10 p.m.: A construction worker suffered a burn injury in the fire that erupted in a gas line on Secretariat Drive when a crew using a walk-behind trencher hit the line.  The worker suffered a first-degree burn but did not require a trip to a hospital, fire officials said.  The fire occurred about 3 p.m. and a Columbia Gas crew is making repairs, said Dave Rau, communication manager...
Kroger hiring 300 new employees in Dayton-Cincinnati area

Kroger hiring 300 new employees in Dayton-Cincinnati area

With growth comes jobs, and Kroger is looking to fill 300 positions in the Dayton and Cincinnati region. Kroger will host a region-wide hiring event July 21 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at all 109 Dayton- and Cincinnati-area Kroger stores. Minimum starting rates are $10 per hour for store clerks, $11 per hour for deli and bakery clerks and $11 per hour for pharmacy technicians. Third-shift overnight staff...
The military is building a space plane: Now it looks to have an engine up to the task

The military is building a space plane: Now it looks to have an engine up to the task

A decade after the U.S. Air Force commissioned the next generation of GPS satellites, the first of these spacecraft is finally set to launch into orbit later this year. As with other national security missions, a roughly 200-foot-tall rocket will blast the massive satellite to space, fulfilling a contract worth more than $80 million. But as nations develop technology to disable or shoot down satellites...
Defense contractor Raytheon reaffirms its commitment to UK

Defense contractor Raytheon reaffirms its commitment to UK

LONDON (AP) — U.S.-based defense contractor Raytheon says it remains committed to its operations in Britain, even as other manufacturers warn that they may curtail investment because of delays in negotiations over the country’s departure from the European Union. Raytheon, whose roots in Britain go back more than 100 years, sees opportunities to expand its U.K. business, regardless of Brexit...
Gymboree announces re-brand after bankruptcy reorganization

Gymboree announces re-brand after bankruptcy reorganization

Like several other big box and department stores, Gymboree filed for bankruptcy. But unlike stores such as Toys “R” Us and Elder-Beerman that are closing for good, Gymboree is making moves to come back from its financial struggles. The company that filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in June 2017 recently released a re-brand, targeting back-to-school shoppers. »RELATED: Mall...
Boa constrictor skin found in Springfield, snake may be on loose

Boa constrictor skin found in Springfield, snake may be on loose

Clark County officials are warning residents to be on the lookout for a possible boa constrictor after shed skin of the snake was found in Springfield last week. On Friday, officials said the skin was found in the area of Home Road and Wildwood Drive. “Subsequent communications with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Ohio Department of Agriculture, and Reptilian experts indicate there...
Wrestlers sue Ohio State over doctor’s sexual misconduct

Wrestlers sue Ohio State over doctor’s sexual misconduct

Four former Ohio State University wrestlers have filed a class-action lawsuit in federal court, alleging the university knew about abuse by physician Richard Strauss, but failed to stop his misconduct. The suit, filed Monday in federal district court in Columbus, accuses Ohio State of Title IX and civil rights violations when it failed to prevent repeated sexual assaults, abuse and molestation by...
Smoothie, supplement shop looks to open in Huber Heights

Smoothie, supplement shop looks to open in Huber Heights

A smoothie cafe and supplement shop is looking to open a store in Huber Heights. The 3,300 square-foot Ice Ice Smoothie will reach a $250,000 market value after interior renovations at 6194 Chambersburg Rd. in the Huber Center, according to Montgomery County records. The store currently has a location at 2821 Wilmington Pike in Kettering, and an employee of this store, Greg Tracy, said the Huber Heights...
June retail sales continue to show growth

June retail sales continue to show growth

June retail sales continued to rise in a strong economy, keeping 2018 on track to grow between 3.8 and 4.4 percent. June’s retail sales increased 0.07 percent seasonally adjusted from May and increased 4.2 percent unadjusted year-over-year despite the U.S. trade war with China and other countries, according to the National Retail Federation. The numbers exclude automobiles, gasoline stations...
Clark County Municipal Court cases

Clark County Municipal Court cases

CASES CALLED MONDAY INCLUDED: Charles E. Aldridge Jr., 51, of 1917 Ontario, assault, no contest, guilty, 10 days jail with 10 days suspended, assessed costs $250. Timothy L. Boring, 47, of 829 Selma, violation of temporary protection order, innocent, continued, public defender appointed, released on own recognizance bond. August Decker, 29, address unknown, unauthorized use of vehicle, innocent, continued...
Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

COMMON PLEAS COURT NEW SUITS 18-CV-0311 - Riverview Health Institute, LLC, c/o Sonnek & Goldblatt, Ltd., Cincinnati, v. Clark Davis, 1229 Pythian Ave., Apt. A, complaint for $257,677 for medical services rendered. 18-CV-0312 - Christian Boeke, South Vienna, v. Matthew Pettit and Dennis G. Pettit, New Carlisle, et al., complaint in excess of $25,000 for damages and injuries suffered in an auto accident...
Target offering special deals today after Amazon Prime Day

Target offering special deals today after Amazon Prime Day

Target Corp. wants to offer customers more deals after Prime Day. Target’s one-day sale is for everybody — no membership required. On Tuesday, July 17 only, consumers can save big on dozens of deals across Target.com. Guests who spend $100 or more will receive a free six-month membership for same-day delivery, shopped by Shipt. Other deals include:30 percent off Target-exclusive...
Clark County agency celebrates 50 years of promoting healthy aging

Clark County agency celebrates 50 years of promoting healthy aging

While the rising youth culture was a primary focus in the late 1960s, a Springfield woman concentrated on Clark County’s senior population’s well-being. TRENDING: Springfield police ask for information in shooting death of 70-year-old Fifty years on, Betty Pitzer’s vision has not only been maintained, it has thrived. From its beginning as Elderly United to its current incarnation...
This is among the best times in years to see Mars in the night sky. Here’s how to do it.

This is among the best times in years to see Mars in the night sky. Here’s how to do it.

Growing up, I don’t really remember ever wanting to be anything other than a meteorologist. It was my dream. I loved watching the sky. While my favorite thing to see in the night sky are thunderstorms off in the distance, I am still very drawn to gazing outside of our own atmosphere. One of the greatest sights in the sky over the last week or so has been the brilliance of the planet Mars in...
City commission to review fluoride ballot proposal

City commission to review fluoride ballot proposal

Springfield City Commissioners will vote Tuesday on whether to put a measure on the ballot this fall to fluoridate the public water supply. If approved, voters would likely decide in November on whether to add fluoride to the water in Springfield and New Carlisle, said Charles Patterson, commissioner of the Clark County Combined Health District. Voters rejected similar proposals twice before, most...
More comfortable weather on the way, weekend showers expected

More comfortable weather on the way, weekend showers expected

Lower humidity through midweek Temperatures rise for the end of the week Unsettled weather pattern for the weekend Overnight: A comfortable night in the forecast with clear skies and temperatures dropping to around 60 degrees by morning. Wednesday: Lots of sunshine is expected with the humidity remaining low. It will be pleasantly warm with highs in the lower 80s. Thursday: A warmer...
Champaign County Pet of the Week

Champaign County Pet of the Week

Lily is a 4-year-old female domestic short-haired cat. She was brought to us by her owner. Lily is a laid back, easy going kitty who gets along well with other cats. She has been spayed, is up to date on vaccinations (including rabies) and has tested negative for feline leukemia. Her adoption fee is $50 with an approved application. Come visit Lily at the Paws Animal Shelter, 1535 W. U.S. Highway...
Clark County Pet of the Week

Clark County Pet of the Week

Meet Rocky B. He was actually adopted and in a home for nine weeks but recently returned because he didn’t like the neighbor dogs and had some senior accidents in the house. Rocky B is a sweetheart though and smiles everyday. His adoption fee is $65 and includes his neuter, vaccinations including rabies, worming, microchip with a free lifetime registration and dog license. Come meet Rocky B...
Police ask for information in shooting death of 70-year-old

Police ask for information in shooting death of 70-year-old

Springfield Police are asking for the public’s help in the shooting death of a 70-year old man. Howard Edley, 70, of South Charleston was identified as the victim of the shooting in an alley near E. Rose Street and Clifton Avenue on Saturday night. According to a police report, investigators responded around 10:30 p.m. on a report of someone shot in the alley. Officers found a gray truck &mdash...
Clark State rolls out 25th anniversary season schedule

Clark State rolls out 25th anniversary season schedule

For 25 years, the Clark State Performing Arts Center has served as the area’s premiere venue for entertainment and numerous high-profile performers. TRENDING: Springfield couple married 50 years keeps the surprises coming. The golden year was one of the best. To celebrate the upcoming landmark season, PAC Executive Director Adele Adkins has gathered as many entertainment...
Amazon’s site working after crash kicks off Prime Day

Amazon’s site working after crash kicks off Prime Day

Amazon’s website appears to be back up and running after it crashed shortly after Prime Day began. During the crash, customers could still search for regular items through normal search bars, access their shopping carts and click through Amazon devices, but customers couldn’t make purchases during the first hour of the sale. RELATED: Prime Day begins today: Here’s what you need to...
Kasich talks arms control, ‘fraying’ Western stability under Trump

Kasich talks arms control, ‘fraying’ Western stability under Trump

Ohio Gov. John Kasich said he hopes the U.S. and Russia will re-engage in arms control talks following President Donald Trump’s meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki. “What I hope they get out of this summit is an agreement to sit down and continue arms control discussions,” Kasich said Monday morning on CNN before the Trump-Putin summit. “It is in all of...
Second Dayton-area Tudor’s Biscuit World set to open this fall

Second Dayton-area Tudor’s Biscuit World set to open this fall

The new Tudor’s Biscuit World in Fairborn is expected to open in 16 weeks. Ground broke on the building at 130 N. Broad St. today, a second Dayton-area location. The other opened in Xenia eight years ago. »RELATED: Back-to-school sales starting early as first day approaches The 2,500-square-foot restaurant will hold 40-50 customers and employ about 20, according to previous reports from...
Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

COMMON PLEAS COURT NEW SUITS 18-CV-0314 - KeyBank NA v. Cynthia S. Bradley, 223 Lyle Ave., and Patriot, Ohio, et al., complaint in foreclosure for $20,041. 18-DS-0585 - Angelisa Higgins, New Carlisle, and Jeremy Higgins, New Carlisle, petition for dissolution of marriage. 18-DP-0586 - Kendra Rimer, 116 4th Ave., v. Lindsey Webb, 124 4th Ave., petition for civil stalking protection order. 18-DP-0587...
Turkish, Russian grocery store to open in Huber Heights

Turkish, Russian grocery store to open in Huber Heights

A new ethnic grocery store is expected to open in Huber Heights this fall. Food Bazaar at 5755 Old Troy Pike will offer Turkish, Russian and general groceries. Owner Murat Aliyev, 34, said he expects to spend between $35,000 and $45,000 on the total renovation including an HVAC. The location used to be a Capitol Dry Cleaners. »BIZ BEAT: Christmas in July: More retailers announce plans to compete...
Higher ed council merges with group to advance AFRL research, defense industry

Higher ed council merges with group to advance AFRL research, defense industry

The Southwestern Ohio Council for Higher Education is absorbing another local group with the goal of improving research for the local defense industry. As of July 1, SOCHE has merged with the organization Defense Associated Graduate Student Innovators, also known as DAGSI, according to a press release from the council. The goal of the merger is to develop “the next generation of scientists to...
Prime Day begins today: Here’s what you need to know to find deals

Prime Day begins today: Here’s what you need to know to find deals

The countdown has started for Amazon’s annual Prime Day. The online giant’s deals begin at 3 p.m. today and last 36 hours, but Amazon is offering early access on the company’s devices this morning. Customers will find an Echo Dot for $29.99, an Echo for $69.99 and a Fire TV Stick for $19.99. With more than one million deals worldwide, Amazon’s Prime Day has grown rapidly, up...
Clark County Municipal Court cases

Clark County Municipal Court cases

CASES CALLED THURSDAY INCLUDED: Moises Cruz, 28, of 1110 E. John St., disregard of safety, dismissed - prosecutor request; no operator’s license, failure to control, dismissed. Russell R. Fenwick, 36, of 1042 Farlow St., theft, guilty, 180 days jail, concurrent; two counts theft, guilty, 180 days jail each count, consecutive; theft, guilty, 180 days jail; six counts theft, two counts criminal...
Victim in Springfield homicide identified 

Victim in Springfield homicide identified 

Police are still working to learn what led up to the homicide shooting that killed Howard Edley, 70, of Springfield. The shooting occured in the alley of E. Rose Street and Clifton Avenue. Authorities were dispatched to the scene at approximately 10:30 p.m. Saturday and found Edley who was shot multiple times according to police.  No arrests have been made in this shooting and police currently...
5 signs your relationship is hurting your mental health

5 signs your relationship is hurting your mental health

Everyone in a relationship knows how easy it is to accuse a partner of something they didn't do. It's their fault, you tell them, whether the spat is about towels on the bathroom floor, an angry mother-in-law or a missed restaurant reservation. Sometimes you know you're wrong the second these words leave your mouth; other times you recognize your mistake in the days to come. But the same people often...
Police: Man shoots suspected burglar holding his wife at gunpoint

Police: Man shoots suspected burglar holding his wife at gunpoint

A man opened fire Tuesday night when a pair of would-be home invaders attempted to force his wife into their Houston home at gunpoint, leaving one man injured, according to police and news reports. The incident started around 10:30 p.m., when the two men stole the woman’s purse while she was in the driveway of her home in South Houston, KPRC reported. Police said the men tried to force...
Virginia man calls police over foul during pickup basketball game

Virginia man calls police over foul during pickup basketball game

A game of pickup basketball at an LA Fitness in Sterling, Virginia, pivoted quickly when a player called police for being fouled. “Today for the first time in my life ... I experienced someone call the police because they got fouled hard in basketball,” one of the players posted on Twitter. The photo shows two deputies with two of the basketball players inside the fitness center. >>...
Trump announces changes to new, $3.9B Air Force One

Trump announces changes to new, $3.9B Air Force One

President Donald Trump has confirmed reports of major updates to Air Force One. In an interview with CBS News Tuesday, he said the plane will have changes inside and out, including a bolder paint scheme. “Boeing gave us a good deal. And we were able to take that,” Trump said. “But I said, ‘I wonder if we should use the same baby blue colors?’ And we’re not. ...
Hartman: Should MLB consider split-season division champions?

Hartman: Should MLB consider split-season division champions?

With the All-Star break ongoing, here’s something to ponder to help pass the time:  The thought crossed my mind as I wondered what might have been for the 2018 Cincinnati Reds, who lost an astounding 18 of their first 21 games but have recently been one of the best teams in either league.  It’s too bad April was so bad nothing that followed could possibly include the...
Walt Disney World serves up giant 2 foot hot dog on National Hot Dog Day at Casey’s Corner

Walt Disney World serves up giant 2 foot hot dog on National Hot Dog Day at Casey’s Corner

Hot Dog! Casey’s Corner in Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom is serving up a big way to celebrate National Hot Dog Day Wednesday.  For one day only, the restaurant is offering 2-foot-long hot dogs, with a choice of mac and cheese, chili cheese or Casey’s Classic, according Disney Parks Blog.  >> Read more trending news  Casey’s has always offered foot-long...
Smithfield recalls over 24,000 lbs. of pepperoni cheese calzones due to plastic contamination

Smithfield recalls over 24,000 lbs. of pepperoni cheese calzones due to plastic contamination

Smithfield Packaged Meats Corp. has recalled over 24,000 pounds of its pepperoni five cheese calzone, because it might be contaminated with hard, clear plastic. The calzones were sold under the Stefano Foods label -- a business in Charlotte, North Carolina. >> Read more trending news  One person reported to the Stefano Foods in July that they bit into the food and it caused a small cut...
How to know if your child is overweight

How to know if your child is overweight

It's easy to fall in love with your child's chubby cheeks and pudgy legs. But by the age of two, if your toddler is heavier than the other children of the same age, it's possible that he or she may be overweight.  How can you tell the difference between normal baby fat and an actual weight problem? Here's the skinny on excessive weight and obesity in children: According to the Centers for...
Taking flight: Air taxi and delivery drone research awards are made

Taking flight: Air taxi and delivery drone research awards are made

A research network that includes Wright State University, the University of Dayton Research Institute and Sinclair Community College awarded $6.3 million to four teams to support research into air taxis and delivery drones, the network has announced. Funding was awarded under the network’s “Sustaining Ohio’s Aeronautical Readiness and Innovation in the Next Generation (SOARING) initiative...
Missing bunny returned after Publix employees comb through landfill to find stuffed animal

Missing bunny returned after Publix employees comb through landfill to find stuffed animal

If you’ve seen “Toy Story 3,” you know what happens to toys at a landfill, but this story has a happy ending thanks to employees at an Alabama Publix.  Madison, 3, forgot her stuffed bunny in a shopping cart last week. Her mom, Jenna Rachal, went back to the store in hopes of finding her daughter’s toy, but it wasn’t turned in, WPMI reported.  She...
National Hot Dog Day 2018: 7-Eleven, Love's Travel Stops and more offering discounted, free dogs

National Hot Dog Day 2018: 7-Eleven, Love's Travel Stops and more offering discounted, free dogs

National Hot Dog Day is July 18, and multiple restaurants across the country are offering discounted dogs to celebrate.  >> Read more trending news  Here are some of the places with National Hot Dog Day offers: This regional soft pretzel bakery is offering its all beef Dietz & Watson dogs wrapped in American cheese and a Philly Pretzel for $1. The convenience store is offering...
WATCH: Thai soccer team members rescued from cave speak at news conference

WATCH: Thai soccer team members rescued from cave speak at news conference

Thai soccer team members who were rescued from a cave last week have been released from the hospital and spoke at a news conference Wednesday. >> COMPLETE COVERAGE: Photos | All 12 boys, soccer coach rescued from Thai cave | Who are the boys, their coach? | 5 things to know about the Thai cave rescue | More trending news Update 8:29 a.m. EDT July 18: The news conference has ended. Update...
Man steals date's car, uses it to take another girl to drive-in movie, police say

Man steals date's car, uses it to take another girl to drive-in movie, police say

A man was arrested after police said he stole a car from a girl he was taking on a date.  According to the arrest affidavit, Kelton Griffin went over to the victim's house to go on a date. Police said Griffin asked to drive her car because she 'did not know where he wanted to take her.'  She agreed and the two switched seats. The suspect drove to a gas station and asked the woman to go inside...
City helps teen get permit for hot dog stand instead of permanently shutting him down

City helps teen get permit for hot dog stand instead of permanently shutting him down

After someone filed a complaint about a non-permitted hot dog stand in Minneapolis, the city health department took the only step it could: They helped the teen entrepreneur get the legal paperwork he needed instead of forcing him to close up shop. Jaequan Faulkner, 13, has been running Mr. Faulkner’s Old Fashioned Hot Dogs, off and on, for a couple of years. It all started back in 2016...
Bicyclist ignores roadblocks, rides onto opening drawbridge

Bicyclist ignores roadblocks, rides onto opening drawbridge

A Wisconsin woman had to be treated for injuries after paying no heed to barriers on a drawbridge in the process of opening. The woman, whose name has not been released, fell into the gap between the road and the moving section of the bridge, WISN reported. It happened on July 4, but was just recently released by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. >> Read more trending news  Good...
These Greene County voters will decide on up to 6 tax issues in November. Here’s what they would do.

These Greene County voters will decide on up to 6 tax issues in November. Here’s what they would do.

Up to six tax issues are expected to be on the ballot for Xenia voters in November. Five of the tax issues are countywide, including a 20-year, 1.03-mill bond issue to build a new Greene County Career Center at U.S. 68 and U.S. 35 in Xenia. Xenia council members are expected to vote later this month on placing a 10-year, 3.5-mill levy to fund street repairs and maintenance on the November ballot as...
Teacher in awe as strangers on plane donate $530 to her low-income students

Teacher in awe as strangers on plane donate $530 to her low-income students

A Chicago charter school teacher's heartwarming story of how strangers on a plane donated hundreds of dollars to her low-income students is going viral. According to WMAQ, Kimber Bermudez, who teaches at Carlos Fuentes Elementary School, was on a Southwest Airlines flight to Florida last week when the passenger next to her sparked up a conversation about her job. After learning that Bermudez is a...
Kettering grad on a roll with ‘Today’ show song and new single released 

Kettering grad on a roll with ‘Today’ show song and new single released 

A Kettering Fairmont grad has a lot going on.  Colton Jones and  Dani Brillhart , his partner in life and music, just released their first single, a sultry spin on Marvin Gaye’s “What’s Going On.”>> RELATED: This Kettering grad is sick of the Internet and singing all about it  “We’ve been writing for about two years,” Jones...
Lip sync challenge: Watch Charlotte police officers get down in hilarious viral video

Lip sync challenge: Watch Charlotte police officers get down in hilarious viral video

The Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department in North Carolina released a video of officers and staff getting down in a lip sync challenge Tuesday. >> Need something to lift your spirits? Read more uplifting news  Chief Kerr Putney even took part in the fun.  The department has been posting about the video it was putting together for several days. >> Read more trending...
Nonprofit helping pay off mortgage on slain police officer's family home

Nonprofit helping pay off mortgage on slain police officer's family home

A nonprofit organization has announced a major donation to help pay off the mortgage on a slain Massachusetts police officer's family home. Weymouth police Sgt. Michael Chesna, 42, was shot and killed Sunday in the line of duty.  The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation is providing the first $100,000 toward the mortgage and is challenging others to support the family through...
Florida college student saves mom's life before dying in crash

Florida college student saves mom's life before dying in crash

A Florida mother said her son saved her life in the seconds before a crash that claimed his life. Greg Yutuc, 22, was the only person killed in a three-vehicle crash near Jacksonville's Buckman Bridge on Saturday afternoon. Stitches lined Gerry Yutuc’s bruised eyelid and his wife, Charina, had a seat belt burn across her chest. “All I remember is seeing that red car and we are...
Reds end 36-year home run drought in All-Star Game

Reds end 36-year home run drought in All-Star Game

In his first All-Star Game at-bat, Cincinnati Reds second baseman Scooter Gennett saved the National League — for one inning. Gennett’s two-run home run in the bottom of the ninth tied the 89th All-Star Game at 5-5, but two Houston Astros, Alex Bregman and George Springer, hit back-to-back home runs in the 10th and the American League addded one more run to win 8-6 Tuesday at Nationals...

Opinion: How to stop Trump’s lie machine

As the political season heats up, Donald Trump is ramping up his lies through three amplifiers: his rallies, Fox News and his Twitter account. The three function as a big propaganda machine. According to the Fact Checker’s database, the average daily rate of Trump’s false or misleading claims is climbing. The problem isn’t just the number or flagrancy of the lies — for example...
Man tries to hire hitman to kill ex-wife for $10,000, Hawks tickets

Man tries to hire hitman to kill ex-wife for $10,000, Hawks tickets

An Acworth inmate promised $10,000 and two Atlanta Hawks tickets to anyone who would kill his ex-wife and her current boyfriend. Word got around, including to an FBI informant. >> Read more trending news  Michael Lawrence Dane McEarchern, 29, was sentenced to 10 years in prison Monday, according to federal court documents. McEarchern was in Bartow County jail during October on drug charges...
Atlanta mayor racks up nearly $12,000 in limousine tab in less than 5 months

Atlanta mayor racks up nearly $12,000 in limousine tab in less than 5 months

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms has spent nearly $12,000 of taxpayer money on limousines in just five months, according to an investigation by WSB-TV and the  Atlanta Journal-Constitution and AJC.com. >> Read more trending news  An Atlanta City Hall spokesperson said that you can’t put a price tag on the mayor’s safety, calling Bottoms’ use of a luxury car...
Parents file lawsuit after daughter drowns when she’s swept over dangerous dam while kayaking

Parents file lawsuit after daughter drowns when she’s swept over dangerous dam while kayaking

The parents of a kayaker who drowned after she was swept over a dam on the Ohio River last year are suing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. >> Read more trending news  Brittany Evans and Helene Brandy, both 25 years old, were killed when they went over the Dashields Dam in May of 2017.  The dam is located along the Ohio River, north of Sewickley in Moon Township, Pennsylvania...
Video shows black bear snarfing down family’s picnic in Georgia

Video shows black bear snarfing down family’s picnic in Georgia

A bear made a beeline for a picnic table in Pickens County, Georgia. The incident was caught on camera, WSB-TV reported. Video shows black bear snarfing down family’s picnic in Georgia. The large female black bear can be seen in the video climbing onto the picnic table and grabbing a package of hot dogs buns at the Big Canoe community in Jasper. The family was unable to scare the bear off...
Mystery of glamorous Goodwill slides solved, family located in Midwest

Mystery of glamorous Goodwill slides solved, family located in Midwest

Their story has captivated the world. A metro Atlanta mom shopping at a local Goodwill happened upon their trove of memories. Eager to reunite the treasures with their owners, she sent a modern-day message in a bottle - a Facebook post - onto the roaring seas of social media.  >> Read more trending news   A story in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution appeared last week, sparking...
Destiny’s Child star Michelle Williams checks in to mental health facility, reports say

Destiny’s Child star Michelle Williams checks in to mental health facility, reports say

Destiny’s Child star Michelle Williams has reportedly checked herself into a mental health facility, TMZ reports. Williams posted a letter to her fans on her Instagram page on Tuesday. “I recently listened to the same advice I have given thousands around the world and sought help from a great team of professionals,” Williams posted. Sources told TMZ that Williams is receiving...
Venomous snake species discovered in Australia may already be endangered, biologists say

Venomous snake species discovered in Australia may already be endangered, biologists say

A new species of venomous snake has been discovered in Australia and biologists say it is dangerously close to extinction. The new species of bandy snake was found at Weipa on the west coast of the Cape York Peninsula by researchers with the University of Queensland.  Bryan Fry, an associate professor at the University of Queensland who lead the team of biologists, said that the discovery...
Study says eating fat is the only cause of weight gain

Study says eating fat is the only cause of weight gain

Many studies have shown that carbohydrates, sugar and fat are the causes of weight gain. However, a new report reveals that fat is the only culprit.  >> Read more trending news   Researchers from the University of Aberdeen and the Chinese Academy of Sciences recently conducted a study, published in the Cell Metabolism journal, to explore the impacts of macronutrients...
DNA test solves 1988 cold case rape, murder of 8-year-old April Tinsley, suspect arrested

DNA test solves 1988 cold case rape, murder of 8-year-old April Tinsley, suspect arrested

After 30 years of random notes and taunting from the killer, Indiana authorities finally caught a break in the killing of an 8-year-old girl and made an arrest based on DNA evidence similar to how investigators caught the Golden State Killer, according to news reports. >> Read more trending news  Suspect John D. Miller, 59, was arrested Sunday at his home in Grabill, Indiana,...
‘Deadliest Catch’ co-star pleads guilty to sexually assaulting teen

‘Deadliest Catch’ co-star pleads guilty to sexually assaulting teen

“Deadliest Catch” reality TV fisherman Edgar Hansen pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a teenage girl at a home near Seattle, but isn’t expected to serve any jail time. Hansen, 47, received a 364-day suspended jail sentence after pleading guilty to  fourth degree sexual assault with sexual motivation, the Associated Press reported. He was also ordered to undergo a sexual...
Scoochie Smith weighing his options after strong performance in NBA Summer League

Scoochie Smith weighing his options after strong performance in NBA Summer League

Former Dayton Flyers point guard Scoochie Smith always felt he could play in the NBA. He showed he deserves a chance with his performance in the NBA Summer League. Smith spoke to the Dayton Daily News on the phone from Las Vegas, Nev., on Tuesday as he prepared to leave town after playing seven games in 11 days with the Cleveland Cavaliers. While Smith had confidence about his ability to play at the...
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