Parents of girls allegedly assaulted on Ben Logan school bus speak out

Parents of the little girls who were allegedly sexually assaulted on a school bus by a Benjamin Logan High School student are speaking out about the teen’s recent release from detention. The father of one of the six-year-old victims said he feels physically sick every time he sits in the same courtroom with the teen. “To be honest with you, it takes everything in me not to jump over the...


Clark County Municipal Court cases

Clark County Municipal Court cases

CASES CALLED THURSDAY INCLUDED: Loretta M. Sumner, 36, of 34 W. Clark St., obstructing official business amended to disorderly, guilty, fined $150. Timothy Adams, 46, of Greenville, assault amended to menacing, guilty, 30 days jail with 30 days suspended, credit for time served, fined $100. Carla M. Williams, 27, of 913 Broadway St., disorderly conduct, guilty. CASES CALLED FRIDAY INCLUDED: Timothy...
Mercy boosting investments outside of traditional health care

Mercy boosting investments outside of traditional health care

Mercy rolled out new high-tech medical scrubs for its employees in Springfield earlier this fall as part of an investment with Vestagen Protective Technologies, Inc., an Orlando company that received financing from Mercy and a variety of other firms. Over the past year and a half to two years, company officials said Mercy has ramped up its investments in new technologies both to develop new products...
New retailer opening near Dayton Mall

New retailer opening near Dayton Mall

Appliance Factory and Mattress Kingdom is coming to Miami Twp. The new store will open soon at 8350 Springboro Pike in Miamisburg during the first quarter of 2019, said Sean Sullivan, vice president of field operations for Town Center Company. The store sells discounted appliances up to 60 percent off and discounted sleep products, according to is website. »BIZ BEAT: Two area cities want to...
I-70 east shut down at U.S.68 for car fire 

I-70 east shut down at U.S.68 for car fire 

Traffic issues can be reported by calling our newsroom at 937-259-2237 or tweeting @WHIOTraffic. Traffic conditions are updated every six minutes on AM 1290 and NEWS 95.7 WHIO. As of 6 p.m., IR-675 southbound, between SR-235 and Dayton Yellow Springs Road, has a traffic delay of about 52 minutes due to a minor traffic crash. Motorists should use an alternate route.  At 4:20 p.m. on...
Patchy fog possible tonight, gradual warm-up ahead

Patchy fog possible tonight, gradual warm-up ahead

Some patchy fog possible tonight Gradual warm-up ahead Rain likely towards the weekend This evening: Gradual clearing through the evening and cold with temperatures in the 20s. Some patchy fog may redevelop tonight. Watch for isolated slick spots in areas where fog forms, especially on bridges and overpasses. A cold night with lows in the upper teens. Tuesday: Becoming mostly sunny and chilly...
47 pounds of beef snack sticks recalled due to undeclared allergen

47 pounds of beef snack sticks recalled due to undeclared allergen

3-D Meats, LLC has recalled 47 pounds of ready-to-eat beef snack stick products because they are misbranded and may contain milk, which is a known allergen and was not declared on the finished product that was packaged and produced on Oct. 19, the USDA announced today. The products subject to recall is the one pound vacuum-sealed packages containing “Spicey Snack Sticks” prepared for CF...
100 bills in 10 days: Mad finish on tap as lawmakers, Kasich wrap up session

100 bills in 10 days: Mad finish on tap as lawmakers, Kasich wrap up session

The abrupt resignation of the Ohio House speaker, an internal fight over picking the next leader and competitive midterm elections put a lot of work in the General Assembly on hold for weeks on end in 2018. But now as the two-year legislative session ticks down, lawmakers are trying to sort through what needs to be done in the next 10 days. And there are more than 100 bills in the Statehouse pipeline...
Tesla may want to buy closing GM plants, including one in Ohio, Elon Musk says

Tesla may want to buy closing GM plants, including one in Ohio, Elon Musk says

Tesla may be interested in buying some of the factories General Motors plans to close, including in Ohio. The company’s CEO Elon Musk told “60 Minutes” Tesla may be willing to buy some of the five factories GM said it would close late last month, according to an excerpt on the television show’s website. The “60 Minutes” episode will air on WHIO Channel 7 tonight...
Beavercreek Sears closing today: What to know

Beavercreek Sears closing today: What to know

The Sears store at the Mall at Fairfield Commons will shut its doors for good when it closes at 6 p.m. today. The long-time anchor of several local malls filed for bankruptcy in October. The Dayton Mall store has already closed and the Piqua store will close in February. »RELATED: Sears chairman’s hedge fund put in bid to buy remaining stores, including Springfield location Shoppers at...
COMMENTARY: Reflections on life in the stopped lane

COMMENTARY: Reflections on life in the stopped lane

As I slowed to a stop in the left turn lane on westbound North Street at Bechtle Avenue, the driver’s side window rolled down on the van to my right. It would be a moment before a scene that seemed snatched from a Game of Thrones unfolded. Because of the angle between our cars, I was unable to see the queen’s full face. But, in the midst of the morning commute, her profile, like that of...
Shelter works to bring more dogs home for the holidays

Shelter works to bring more dogs home for the holidays

Everyone wants to be home for the holidays — that includes those with four legs too. The Clark County Dog Shelter is working to find more homes for the dogs it houses by launching a new program. The Angel program allows people to sponsor a dog’s spay or neuter costs. That in turn, lowers the adoption price for someone who is ready to bring a dog home. Clark County Dog Warden Sandi Click...
Options revealed for Springfield’s Derr Road project

Options revealed for Springfield’s Derr Road project

The City of Springfield is considering plans for reconstructing Derr Road, a project that’s become controversial as city leaders seek an eco friendly solution. . Derr Road is a busy street on the north side of Springfield that between 10,000 to 15,000 motorists use a day. The city is looking for ways to obtain state money to help pay for the project. And to do so, the city must find ways to...
Farmers optimistic of trade war truce … eventually

Farmers optimistic of trade war truce … eventually

The trade war between China and the U.S. has played out at international levels all year, but the effects are being felt much closer to home. This year prices for soybeans, one of the main crops grown in the Dayton region, have fallen about 10 percent since May and part of the reason is placed on China’s decision to drastically cut back on the amount it buys from the U.S. That leads directly...
Cool tonight, average temperatures later this week

Cool tonight, average temperatures later this week

Pleasant and cool conditions Average temperatures later this week Tracking a chance for rain showers Tonight: Skies continue to clear throughout the night with relatively calm conditions at the surface. Temperatures drop into the 20s.  Monday: Sunny skies return with chilly, dry air sticking around. Highs in the mid to upper 30s.  Tuesday: Another mostly sunny and cool day with...
Student of the Week Springfield High School

Student of the Week Springfield High School

Name: Fred Almon School: Springfield High School Grade: 12 Age: 17 Extra-curricular: Drama Club, Student Council, Upward Bound, Champion City Scholar, Honor Roll and Homecoming Court Claim to fame/honors: Helping people and being optimistic Words you live by: “The past can hurt you, you can either run from it or learn from it.” Toughest challenge: Dealing with depression Biggest influence...
Athlete of the Week Springfield High School

Athlete of the Week Springfield High School

Name: MicKayla Perdue School: Springfield High School Grade: 10 Age: 15 Sports: Basketball Claim to fame/honors: Honorable Mention All Ohio in 2017-18 Words you live by: “Confidence.” Toughest opponent: Makira Webster - Fairmont Biggest influence: My coach Game-day rituals: Listening to music and pre-game warm up What’s on your bedroom walls: Music artists When I’m bored I...
‘A Christmas Carol’ offers fresh take on a holiday classic

‘A Christmas Carol’ offers fresh take on a holiday classic

Being called a Scrooge isn’t usually a compliment. Scott H. Severance says bah, humbug to that notion. His take on Charles Dickens’ classic “A Christmas Carol” takes audiences on a roller-coaster ride of feelings: laughing one moment, frightened the next, sad another and eventually uplifted. “This show tries to plumb the depths of emotion,” said Severance, who not...
Elf on the Shelf hangs out at the Heritage Center

Elf on the Shelf hangs out at the Heritage Center

Among the many things to discover at the Heritage Center of Clark County this holiday season, there’s one staying just for the month named Clark. Just don’t expect to find him in one place. The Heritage Center’s version of the popular holiday tradition Elf on the Shelf will be literally hanging around throughout December and kids can earn stickers for a passport by finding where...
New Carlisle to light menorah, Christmas tree Saturday

New Carlisle to light menorah, Christmas tree Saturday

New Carlisle plans to light a Hanukkah menorah tonight during its tree lighting ceremony to honor those killed in the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting. The menorah will be lit before the city’s Christmas tree lighting Saturday at 6:30 p.m. in downtown New Carlisle. “Right now is a time full of darkness and hate and it’s only appropriate we spread joy and light to all communities and...
Ohio’s overall infant mortality drops as black rate jumps

Ohio’s overall infant mortality drops as black rate jumps

Ohio’s infant mortality rate in 2017 reached its second lowest point in nearly 80 years but the improvement has mostly benefited the parents of white babies. There were 982 Ohio infants who died before their first birthday last year, down 42 from 1,024 infant deaths in 2016, according to the Ohio Department of Health. The 2017 number marks the second time infant deaths have dipped below 1,000...
Cold tonight, sunny the next few days

Cold tonight, sunny the next few days

Cold and quiet tonight Sunny skies expected for the next few days Above average temperatures later this week Tonight: Dry and cold as we head into the night. Mostly cloudy skies with lows near 21. Sunday: A mix of sun and clouds, becoming mostly sunny. A high pressure will continue to influence our region for the next few days. Highs in the mid 30s. Monday: Mostly sunny and chilly with...
Portman: New jobs move to WPAFB over next few months 

Portman: New jobs move to WPAFB over next few months 

Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, said Friday new jobs could begin moving to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base within the next few months after a new mission was awarded to the base. The mission, formally called the “F-35 Lightening II Hybrid Product Support Integrator” is described in a written statement from the Air Force as “integrated support across the supply chain, maintenance, sustainment...
Kroger reopens Derr Road store after $7 million renovation

Kroger reopens Derr Road store after $7 million renovation

The Kroger store on Derr Road held a grand reopening Friday morning after a $7 million remodel. The renovations will help Kroger continue to be one of the top grocery stores in the region, said Kimberly Cooley, manager of the Derr Road store. Kroger started construction on the store on May 1. “We decided to remodel to invest in our store and our company,” she said. “This gives our...
Ohio infant deaths reach second lowest level in nearly 80 years

Ohio infant deaths reach second lowest level in nearly 80 years

Ohio’s rate of infant mortality appears to have slightly improved from 2017 to 2016, newly released data shows. There were 982 Ohio infants who died before their first birthday last year, down 42 from 1,024 infant deaths in 2016, according to the Ohio Department of Health. The 2017 number marks the second time infant deaths have dipped below 1,000 since 1939 which was the first year the state...
First Wayfair store in region to open for limited time

First Wayfair store in region to open for limited time

A Wayfair outlet store in Northern Kentucky is open now, but only for a limited time. Traditionally online retailers like Wayfair have been making plans to expand into brick-and-mortar. The first 20,000-square-foot brick-and-mortar store in Florence, Kentucky, won’t open until early next year, but the company is letting shoppers in for a soft opening from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and Saturday...
Have you seen this missing Springfield teen?

Have you seen this missing Springfield teen?

Springfield police investigators are asking for help in finding a 17-year-old girl who has been missing for two months. Carly Young was reported missing from Oesterlen Services, 1918 Mechanicsburg Road. She was last seen on Sept. 27, according to a press release.  Young is described as standing 5 feet, 5 inches who weighs about 240 pounds. Anyone with information about her whereabouts is urged...
Person of interest identified in death of Logan County man, 81

Person of interest identified in death of Logan County man, 81

A person of interest in a fatal hit-and-run crash Friday that killed an 81-year-old pedestrian has been identified, Logan County Chief Deputy Chris Prickett said. Gregory B. Jackson, 38, of DeGraff was driving a 2008 Toyota station wagon/sport-utility vehicle at the time of the incident, Prickett said. He is not charged at this time.  A man in his late 30s is being questioned as the driver of...
Grammy Award nominations: John Legend and Dave Chappelle make the list

Grammy Award nominations: John Legend and Dave Chappelle make the list

Two local celebrities have made the list of nominations for a 2019 Grammy Award.  The live staging of “Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert,” starring Springfield’s John Legend, was nominated in the Best Musical Theater Album category.  Legend’s performance in the televised musical earned him an Emmy Award in September making him the first African American man to...
Clark County sheriff arrests Dayton man who flashed stolen gun, report says

Clark County sheriff arrests Dayton man who flashed stolen gun, report says

A man is accused of possessing a stolen gun that was loaded in his car. Timothy Cook, 25, of Dayton, was charged with improper handling of firearms in a motor vehicle and receiving stolen property in Clark County Municipal Court. He pleaded not guilty and his bond was set at $10,000 bond. Clark County Sheriff’s Office began their investigation Thursday near Kroger on U.S. 40 when Sgt. Ralph...
Kroger tops expectations despite drop in profits

Kroger tops expectations despite drop in profits

Kroger’s income dropped last quarter as the largest regional grocery provider continued investing in technology and third parties. The grocer’s net earnings in quarter three dropped to $317 million or 39 cents per diluted share from $397 million or 44 cents per diluted share during the same period last year. Rising transportation costs, growth of the specialty pharmacy business and timing...
Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

COMMON PLEAS COURT NEW SUITS 18-CV-0623 - Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., v. Victor E. Casey Jr., 1330 Torrence Dr., et al., complaint in foreclosure for $46,297. 18-CV-0624 - SLM Private Credit Student Loan Trust 2005-B v. Ashley D. Jacobs, 3057 Woods Dr., Apt. E, complaint for $23,108. 18-DP-1019 - Regina Ray, 1358 Emery Ave., v. Guy L. Ray, 1358 Emery Ave., petition for domestic violence civil protection...
Clark County Municipal Court cases

Clark County Municipal Court cases

CASES CALLED WEDNESDAY INCLUDED: John Anthony Brewer, 27, of 1809 Hillside Road, OVI amended to failure to control, guilty, 30 days jail with 30 days suspended, payment of fine and costs, administrative license suspension remains; driving under suspension, guilty, fined $500; fail to dim, guilty; OVI, dismissed. Charles E. Dorsey, 50, address unknown, theft, guilty, 180 days jail, credit for time...
Millions in funding sought for projects in Clark, Champaign counties

Millions in funding sought for projects in Clark, Champaign counties

Several entities are making a pitch for capital funding for seven separate projects in Clark and Champaign Counties, including $3 million for improvements along a section of South Limestone Street in Springfield and $4 million for a countywide 911 dispatch system. The Dayton Development Coalition has opened the public comment period for submissions to the Priority Development Advocacy Committee process...
1 in custody after occupants bail when vehicle hits house in Clark County

1 in custody after occupants bail when vehicle hits house in Clark County

UPDATE @ 8 a.m: One person is in custody after an unknown number of occupants fled a crash scene after striking a house on South Bird Road Friday morning. According to a release from the Ohio State Highway Patrol’s Springfield Post, a Chevrolet Venture was traveling north on South Bird Road when it went off the right side of the road and struck the house in the 1900 block. The occupants...
Endangered Missing Child Alert issued for abducted Hamilton County 2-month-old

Endangered Missing Child Alert issued for abducted Hamilton County 2-month-old

Authorities issued a statewide Endangered Missing Child Alert after a two-month-old baby was taken by his non-custodial parents from Hamilton County, according to a release by the Ohio Attorney General’s Office.  Cobain Reidmiller was last seen Wednesday, Dec. 5 on 216 North Hill Street in the city of Harrison at 11 a.m. Our media partners at WCPO-TV in Cincinnati say Clint "Roach"...
Temps below normal through the weekend, then slow warm-up begins

Temps below normal through the weekend, then slow warm-up begins

Quiet and cold tonight Few more clouds around this weekend Slow warm-up next week Overnight: Some high clouds will begin to fill in overnight. Lows are expected to settle into the upper teens. Saturday: Sunshine with some high clouds around. A chilly day with highs in the lower 30s. A few more clouds will fill in for Saturday night, but staying dry and cold with lows around 20 degrees. Winds...
NYPD gives all clear after bomb threat at CNN offices

NYPD gives all clear after bomb threat at CNN offices

The New York Police Department issued the “all clear” after a bomb threat was called in Thursday night at CNN’s New York offices. The Time Warner Center was evacuated as police investigated. The bomb threat called into the Time Warner Center has not been substantiated, New York police said. According to the department’s social media post, the NYPD is searching the facility...
Clark State dedicates lab to local business

Clark State dedicates lab to local business

Clark State has renamed a manufacturing lab on campus in honor of a longtime Springfield manufacturer for providing scholarships to help students go to the school. The community college’s advanced manufacturing laboratory was dedicated as the Sweet Advanced Manufacturing Center Thursday. “This gift is targeted to a workforce that is necessary to develop in our region,” said Clark...
Sears chairman’s hedge fund put in bid to buy remaining stores, including Springfield location

Sears chairman’s hedge fund put in bid to buy remaining stores, including Springfield location

Sears’ chairman and former CEO Eddie Lampert has submitted a bid to buy the remaining Sears locations, including one in Springfield. The $4.6 billion proposal submitted Thursday by Lampert’s hedge fund ESL Investments could save 505 stores Sears Holdings leadership said it hoped a bidder would keep open. The Upper Valley Mall store is the only store in the region expected to remain open...
Boys Basketball Insider: Emmanuel Christian off to strong start

Boys Basketball Insider: Emmanuel Christian off to strong start

The Emmanuel Christian Academy boys basketball team knows it can’t savor last season’s success. After starting 3-9, the Lions won seven of their last 13 games and advanced to the Division IV district finals for the first time in school history. The Lions return six players from last year’s team, including leading scorers Adonis Davis (17.5 points per game) and Fred Shropshire (10...
3 local ties to today’s nominations for the Golden Globe Awards 

3 local ties to today’s nominations for the Golden Globe Awards 

The Dayton region was well represented today during the announcement of nominations for the 76th Golden Globe Awards.  “A Star is Born,” the blockbuster film directed by and starring Bradley Cooper, is up for five awards. The movie features Cooper’s real-life pal and Yellow Springs resident Dave Chappelle.  Cooper, and his film, were nominated for Best Motion Picture -Drama...
Clark County Municipal Court cases

Clark County Municipal Court cases

CASES CALLED TUESDAY INCLUDED: Stephen Taylor Bates, 39, of 7544 Wrenview Dr., criminal damaging, guilty, 10 days jail with 10 days suspended, pay restitution and fine and costs, fined $50. Cory R. Bobbitt, 21, of 1353 Willow Road, domestic violence, assault, dismissed - prosecutor request. Zachary N. Marshall, 33, of New Carlisle, domestic violence, assault, dismissed - prosecutor request. Jeffery...
Father turns in daughter to face charges over starving dogs

Father turns in daughter to face charges over starving dogs

Two women are now facing charges after two dogs were left alone and nearly starved to death. >> Read more trending news  There has been an outpouring of support for the dogs at the Washington County Humane Society in Pennsylvania. The father of one of the women arrested said he turned her in himself, which wasn't an easy decision, because he wanted her to be held accountable for starving...
Rare albino porcupine caught on film in Maine woods, blending in with snow

Rare albino porcupine caught on film in Maine woods, blending in with snow

A hiker walking in the woods in Windham, Maine, this month spotted a rare albino porcupine and managed to capture it on video. >> Read more trending news  Greg Strand told WCSH-TV that he heard a commotion and quickly hid to see what was coming. Strand said he saw a large adult porcupine and then was surprised to discover a smaller beast following it. He said the smaller animal practically...
Naked man on roof damaged cameras, windows, burned clothing

Naked man on roof damaged cameras, windows, burned clothing

Officials from Volunteers of America Ohio & Indiana are still figuring out how much damage an agitated naked man caused Sunday to its Dayton residential re-entry facility. >> Read more trending news   The naked man, who police haven’t identified, spent more than four hours on the roof of the organization’s Gettysburg Avenue facility after he disrobed and burned his clothing...
TIME’s Person of the Year 2018 shortlist announced

TIME’s Person of the Year 2018 shortlist announced

TIME unveiled its 2018 Person of the Year shortlist Monday, recognizing “the person or group of people who most influenced the news and the world — for better or for worse — during the past year.” >> Read more trending news  Last year, TIME honored the “silence breakers,” a group of “all races, all income classes, all occupations and virtually...
50 Cent’s crew member killed on set of Starz series ‘Power’

50 Cent’s crew member killed on set of Starz series ‘Power’

A crew member on 50 Cent’s popular Starz series “Power” was struck by an SUV and killed Monday morning in Brooklyn, New York, closing down filming on the show’s sixth season, according to media reports. >> Read more trending news  Production assistant Pedro Jimenez, 63, was fatally struck around 4 a.m. by another crew member while placing traffic cones on a street...
Indiana man dies while trying to save dog in icy pond

Indiana man dies while trying to save dog in icy pond

An Indiana man died Monday while attempting to save a dog that had ventured onto the ice of a retention pond in Indianapolis, WXIN reported. >> Read more trending news  Officials with the Indianapolis Fire Department said the man lived at The Masters Apartments and went into the water to rescue the dog, which had fallen into the pond when the ice beneath the animal cracked, the television...
‘Nothing but scorn for humanity’: Newly released writings show evolution of Sandy Hook shooter

‘Nothing but scorn for humanity’: Newly released writings show evolution of Sandy Hook shooter

Days before the sixth anniversary of the second-deadliest school shooting in U.S. history, a Connecticut newspaper has obtained writings that show the loneliness and depravity of the man responsible.  Adam Lanza, 20, shot his way into Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown Dec. 14, 2012, using a Bushmaster AR-15 assault rifle to gun down 20 children, ages 6 and 7, and six educators, including...
UPS driver plays it cool when squirrel jumps on him

UPS driver plays it cool when squirrel jumps on him

A UPS driver didn’t panic when a squirrel got up close and personal while he made a delivery. CBS Chicago reported Friday that Oscar Luciano attempted to drop off a package for Amanda Atkins, but she was out getting dental work done. Atkins said she got a notification on her phone from her Ring video doorbell and saw a squirrel on the driver’s back. >> Read more trending...
Rupert Grint is wealthy, but said he has no idea of net worth

Rupert Grint is wealthy, but said he has no idea of net worth

There is no need for Ron Weasley to panic now -- at least not financially. >> Read more trending news  Rupert Grint, who played the nervous redhead in the “Harry Potter” movie series, admitted in an interview he did not know how much money he has in the bank, the Daily Mail reported. However, Grint, 30, is worth more than $35 million and said he is content knowing he can...
Cincinnati Reds claim relief pitcher on waivers from Red Sox

Cincinnati Reds claim relief pitcher on waivers from Red Sox

The Cincinnati Reds on Monday claimed left-handed relief pitcher Robby Scott on waivers from the Boston Red Sox. Scott, 29, made just nine appearances (0-1, 8.10 ERA) with the Red Sox last season, but was dominant in 45 games (1.86 ERA, 45 1/3 innings, 63 strikeouts) at Triple-A Pawtucket. In 2017, Scott was 2-1 with a 3.79 ERA in 57 games out of the Red Sox bullpen.
Officials identify 5 children, including 1-year-old twins, killed in Ohio house fire

Officials identify 5 children, including 1-year-old twins, killed in Ohio house fire

Five children are dead after a fire broke out at a home in Youngstown, Ohio, late Sunday, multiple news outlets are reporting. Update 4:10 p.m. EST Dec. 10: The Mahoning County Coroner’s Office on Monday identified the children killed in Sunday’s blaze as 9-year-old Aleysha Rosario, 3-year-old Charles Gunn, 2-year-old Ly'Asia Gunn, and 1-year-old twins Brianna and Arianna...
Ohio man accused of planning attack on synagogue

Ohio man accused of planning attack on synagogue

Authorities arrested an Ohio man last week on suspicion of planning an attack on a synagogue in the Toledo area, Justice Department officials said Monday. Investigators took 21-year-old Damon Joseph, of Holland, Ohio, into custody on Friday to face one count of attempting to provide material support to ISIS, authorities said in a news release. “He planned to carry out an attack at a Toledo-area...
Man accused of raping, killing North Carolina teen could face death penalty

Man accused of raping, killing North Carolina teen could face death penalty

The man accused of raping and murdering 13-year-old Hania Aguilar appeared Monday morning in front of a North Carolina judge.  >> Read more trending news  Officials said during the short appearance, the judge revoked 34-year-old Michael Ray McLellan's bond and said he could face the death penalty in the case.According to officials, McLellan is due in court again later...
Miami RedHawks get commitment from local linebacker 

Miami RedHawks get commitment from local linebacker 

Max Wynn won’t have to go far to continue his football career.  The Centerville linebacker announced Sunday he has verbally committed to Miami University.  The 6-foot-1, 220-pound Wynn had 35 tackles in five games for the Elks last season. He is Ohio’s No. 56 player in the 247Sports Composite rankings and a three-star prospect.  As a junior, Wynn logged 96 stops, including...
Running back Mixon a bright spot for struggling Bengals

Running back Mixon a bright spot for struggling Bengals

Joe Mixon went four straight weeks averaging just over a dozen carries per game, and although mostly productive in those limited touches, game situations prevented the Cincinnati Bengals from using the second-year running back more. Finally on Sunday, the Bengals were able to unleash Mixon, and the result was his second 100-yard rushing performance this season. He gave Cincinnati a chance in a ...
'Baby, It’s Cold Outside' returns to Bay Area radio station’s playlist after complaints

'Baby, It’s Cold Outside' returns to Bay Area radio station’s playlist after complaints

The annual "Baby It's Cold Outside" controversy didn’t last for too long at a Bay Area radio station. KGO reported that adult contemporary radio station 96.5 KOIT in the San Francisco Bay Area removed the 1944 song from its rotation on Dec. 4. Written by the late “Guys and Dolls” writer Frank Loesser, the duet, typically performed by a male and female singer, contains...
Officials want answers after video shows police taking baby from mom's arms

Officials want answers after video shows police taking baby from mom's arms

A disturbing video of a tussle between police and a New York woman trying to hold onto her 1-year-old baby as she sat on the floor at a Brooklyn food assistance center, WPIX reported. >> Read more trending news  The Friday arrest of Jazmine Headley, 23, caught on cellphone video, has sparked anger and calls for an investigation, while officials with the New York Police Department are...
Former Xenia star transferring from Cincinnati

Former Xenia star transferring from Cincinnati

Meechi Harris is on the move.  The Xenia High School graduate announced Sunday night he has decided to transfer from the University of Cincinnati, where he played one game this season as a freshman.  “Just so everyone is informed,” Harris wrote on Twitter, “I am transferring from the University of Cincinnati. Nothing is wrong with the program or staff. I also want to thank...
Piqua police working to ID men, vehicles in shots-fired incident outside Walmart

Piqua police working to ID men, vehicles in shots-fired incident outside Walmart

UPDATE @ 8:10 p.m.: The Piqua Police Department has asked for the public’s help in identifying two males involved in Monday’s shots-fired incident outside the Walmart on East Ash Street. Chief Bruce Jamison said that based on store surveillance recordings, police have determined the people involved in the incident had left before law enforcement arrived. The preliminary investigation reveals...
Kroger, Ocado score $1.4M tax credit for location in Monroe

Kroger, Ocado score $1.4M tax credit for location in Monroe

Kroger and online British grocer Ocado’s $55 million robot-powered warehouse and distribution center in Butler County received a $1.4 million tax credit Monday. Ohio Tax Credit Authority’s voted to approve an eight-year, 1.36 percent Job Creation Tax Credit for the Monroe project, which would be Kroger’s first customer fulfillment center, or CFC. It is expected to generate at least...
Ohio State football: Ryan Day ready to take on recruiting challenges

Ohio State football: Ryan Day ready to take on recruiting challenges

Matching Urban Meyer’s winning percentage at Ohio State will be difficult for Ryan Day.  Maintaining his recruiting success will be even harder.  Day, who is set to replace Meyer as head coach of the Buckeyes after the Rose Bowl, won’t get a chance to add to his 3-0 career record total until September, but he is already at work on the latter.  Ohio State begins the week...
Police: Trout poacher planned to let fish die before throwing them back into water

Police: Trout poacher planned to let fish die before throwing them back into water

A California man is accused of catching 19 trout he planned to let die on the grass before tossing them back into a Sacramento pond, KCRA reported. >> Read more trending news  Igor Gasur, who has a lifetime fishing license ban, was arrested Saturday on suspicion of poaching, probation violation and various Fish and Wildlife violations, according to the Fulton El Camino Park Police...
Drunk liquor store owner arrested after trashing own business, police say

Drunk liquor store owner arrested after trashing own business, police say

Police arrested the owner of a liquor store in Memphis, Tennessee, after he had too much to drink, according to court records.  According to the arrest affidavit, Richard Coda, who is the owner of Coda’s Liquor, was drunk and irate inside his business on Dec. 9.  >> Read more trending news  When officers with the Memphis Police Department arrived, they found him behind...
Catherine Zeta-Jones celebrates Kirk Douglas' 102nd birthday with moving tribute

Catherine Zeta-Jones celebrates Kirk Douglas' 102nd birthday with moving tribute

Iconic actor Kirk Douglas celebrated his 102nd birthday Sunday, and daughter-in-law Catherine Zeta-Jones paid homage with a moving tribute, ETonline reported. >> Read more trending news  Jones, who is married to Douglas’ son, Michael Douglas, posted a black-and-white video on Instagram that showed the 49-year-old actress’ daughter, Carys Zeta Douglas, playing the piano...
Jacquees gets dragged on social media for calling himself 'king of R&B'

Jacquees gets dragged on social media for calling himself 'king of R&B'

R&B singer Jacquees has had a year full of buzz -- from his unauthorized but popular remake of Ella Mai’s “Trip” to the release of his debut album “4275.” Though he has attracted a legion of fans, some R&B music lovers have knocked the 24-year-old down a peg after his boastful comments on Instagram over the weekend. >> Read more trending news  The Shade...
Roger the ripped kangaroo dies at 12 

Roger the ripped kangaroo dies at 12 

Roger the ripped kangaroo, a kickboxing marsupial who sprang into the public consciousness when a 2015 photo of him crushing a metal bucket went viral, has died, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation reported. He was 12.  >> Read more trending news  The kangaroo died of natural causes at The Kangaroo Sanctuary in Alice Springs, Australia. "We have lost our beautiful boy...
2 middle school students charged in school shooting hoax, police in Maryland say

2 middle school students charged in school shooting hoax, police in Maryland say

Police have charged a pair of middle school students in connection with a false school shooting threat made last week in Maryland, authorities said. A parent called officials at Aberdeen Middle School on Dec. 3 after seeing a post on social media warning students not to go to school the next day because a student had threatened to shoot it up, police said. Investigators later determined the threat...
Applebee's offering $1 Jolly Rancher cocktail in December

Applebee's offering $1 Jolly Rancher cocktail in December

Applebee’s is once again offering a $1 cocktail as a new month is underway. The restaurant chain announced late last month that its December Drink of the Month is the Dollar Jolly. >> Read more trending news  The vodka-based drink is made with cherry or apple Jolly Rancher mix and is available at participating restaurants for a dollar. It also comes with a Jolly Rancher hard candy...
Maria Butina, accused Russian spy, reaches plea agreement: Reports

Maria Butina, accused Russian spy, reaches plea agreement: Reports

A Russian woman charged earlier this year with conspiracy to act as an agent of the Russian Federation appears to have reached a plea deal with prosecutors, according to reports and court records released Monday. Maria Butina, a 30-year-old Russian citizen living in Washington D.C., was charged in July with “undertaking activities without officially disclosing the fact that she was acting as...
Ohio activates first 1,000 medical marijuana cards

Ohio activates first 1,000 medical marijuana cards

More than 2,000 Ohioans entered into the state’s medical marijuana patient and caregiver registry within the first week of its operation with more than half already paying fees to activate their cards, according to the State Board of Pharmacy. Rollout of the registry last week allowed qualified physicians to begin adding the names of patients and caregivers into the system. As of Monday, 1,062...
'Fearless Girl' statue moved to New York Stock Exchange

'Fearless Girl' statue moved to New York Stock Exchange

“Fearless Girl” has a new home. >> Read more trending news  The 4-foot bronze statue of a girl defiantly posed with her hands on her hips was unveiled outside the New York Stock Exchange on Monday, WABC reported. Sculptor Kristen Visbal’s statue was removed Wednesday night from its Bowling Green location, the New York Daily News reported. A marker at the old...
'Day of the Dozens:' Krispy Kreme offering $1 original dozen Dec. 12

'Day of the Dozens:' Krispy Kreme offering $1 original dozen Dec. 12

Krispy Kreme is celebrating its “Day of the Dozens” holiday Dec. 12 with a special treat. The doughnut chain is offering a dozen original glazed doughnuts for $1 with the purchase of any dozen at regular price. The offer is only at participating locations. >> Read more trending news  “On 12/12 buy 12 get 12 more for just $1. A dozen Original Glazed doughnuts for $1...
REPORT CARD: Grading the Bengals’ 26-21 loss to the Chargers

REPORT CARD: Grading the Bengals’ 26-21 loss to the Chargers

A negated touchdown, missed two-point conversions and untimely penalties prevented the Cincinnati Bengals from taking advantage of an uncharacteristically poor game for the Los Angeles Chargers. The Bengals (5-8) dropped their fifth game in a row with a 26-21 loss to the Chargers on Sunday, and head coach Marvin Lewis summed it up in his press conference afterward saying the decisions he made in the...
Historic Dayton area theater has 16,093 reasons to celebrate  

Historic Dayton area theater has 16,093 reasons to celebrate  

The folks behind one of the Dayton area’s oldest movie theaters have 16,093 new feathers for their cap.  The historic Plaza Theatre, 33 S. Main St. in downtown Miamisburg, has hit the attendance goal it established before reopening in 2015, according to a note from board member Doug Sorrell. >> PHOTOS: Look inside Miamisburg’s historic Plaza Theatre “Thank you...
Singer Ty Dolla $ign indicted for felony cocaine possession

Singer Ty Dolla $ign indicted for felony cocaine possession

Ty Dolla $ign may face more than a decade in prison after being indicted by a grand jury on drug charges. TMZ reported that, according to court documents, the singer and rapper is facing three counts of drug charges, including two felonies. >> Read more trending news  The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported in September that Ty was arrested in Atlanta on charges of felony possession...
Cleveland Browns in the hunt for the playoffs? It’s true

Cleveland Browns in the hunt for the playoffs? It’s true

The Browns started 2-6-1 but a 3-1 stretch has Cleveland (5-7-1) hanging onto playoff hopes with three weeks go to in the NFL season.  The inconsistencies of the Steelers (7-5-1) and Ravens (7-6) along with the collapse of the Bengals (5-8) has helped, of course, but it’s still remarkable considering the team won four games over the previous three seasons.  According to CBSSports...
Search intensifies for missing Colorado woman

Search intensifies for missing Colorado woman

Colorado police have stepped up a search for a Woodland Park woman who disappeared during Thanksgiving weekend, KDVR reported. >> Read more trending news  Kelsey Marie Berreth, 29, a pilot instructor and mother of a 1-year-old daughter, has not been heard from in more than two weeks, the Denver Post reported. According to investigators, Berreth’s cellphone was pinged near...
Green Monday 2018: What is it and where are the deals?

Green Monday 2018: What is it and where are the deals?

Green Monday may not be a term you are familiar with, but taking advantage of what has become the biggest online shopping day in December could brighten up your holiday season. Today is Green Monday and retailers are offering some deep discounts on holiday gift favorites. The term Green Monday was coined by eBay in 2007 as the name for its top sales day in December. The name caught on and other retailers...
Whopper of a mistake: Burger King customer charged $1,000 for penny burger

Whopper of a mistake: Burger King customer charged $1,000 for penny burger

This was a whopper of a mistake. >> Read more trending news  A Los Angeles man said he was charged more than $1,000 when he tried to take advantage of Burger King’s penny Whopper deal the fast-food giant is offering through its phone app, KTRK reported. The “Whopper Detour,” which debuted Dec. 4 and runs through Wednesday, sends customers to McDonald’s...
1th place for spelling: Sacramento street sign baffles residents

1th place for spelling: Sacramento street sign baffles residents

A street sign in Sacramento has residents scratching their heads. >> Read more trending news  The sign at the corner of L Street and 32nd Street has a slight error, the Sacramento Bee reported. The sign should read “32nd Street,” but is displayed as “32st,” the newspaper reported. That sparked a conversation among California residents in a post titled &ldquo...
CDC warns against eating raw cookie dough, cake mix

CDC warns against eating raw cookie dough, cake mix

Christmas parties, work potlucks and family get-togethers mean a lot of baking in the coming weeks. If you’re tempted to lick the bowl after mixing cake batter or dig into that raw cookie dough, however, you need to resist. Consuming unbaked food that is supposed to be cooked can make you sick, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Kids also can get sick from handling...
Why optimism has fled the auto industry

Why optimism has fled the auto industry

Auto dealers today are no longer optimistic about market conditions, a new survey has found. The Q4 2018 Cox Automotive Dealer Sentiment Index takes measure of how U.S. auto dealers, both franchised and independent, are feeling about the auto business and vehicle sales. The survey was taken between Oct. 24 and Nov. 6, 2018, with questions focused on current market conditions and prospects for the...
Online holiday shopping expected to logjam delivery: Important deadlines to know

Online holiday shopping expected to logjam delivery: Important deadlines to know

Delivery companies are warning shoppers to send holiday gifts and make online purchases within the next 10 days as a record number of packages are expected to be delivered. The United States Postal Service, United Parcel Service and FedEx have taken extra steps to ensure timely delivery of billions of packages this holiday season, including adding staff, infrastructure and pop-up locations. &ldquo...
SUV donated to single mom whose vehicle, son's wheelchair were stolen

SUV donated to single mom whose vehicle, son's wheelchair were stolen

A single mother in New York, whose vehicle containing her disabled son’s wheelchair was stolen last month, received a nice Christmas gift Sunday. >> Read more trending news  Roxanne Drayton chose a sangria-colored 2011 Kia Sorrento EX, given to her by the owner of the Generation Kia dealership in Bohemia, Newsday reported.  "It was a fairy tale," Drayton, 60, told...
Philadelphia apartment fire: 5-alarm blaze contained

Philadelphia apartment fire: 5-alarm blaze contained

About 200 firefighters worked Monday to extinguish a massive five-alarm blaze at a Philadelphia apartment building, WPVI reported early Monday. >> Read more trending news  Update 9 a.m. EST Dec. 10: Fire Commissioner Adam Thiel said the fire was contained Friday morning. “Under control doesn't mean that the fire is out, it just means the fire has been contained to the...
Cows shot with crossbow in Miami County worth $10K each

Cows shot with crossbow in Miami County worth $10K each

One of two pregnant cows shot with a crossbow died and a second might not make it. “Why anyone would consider doing this is just unfathomable,” owner Dixie Albaugh told News Center 7’s Kate Bartley. Albaugh said the animals are worth about $10,000 each. “It’s not just cattle we’re talking about here. These are special cows bred for years to get what you want,&rdquo...
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