Boy tried to warn Clark County dad of oncoming car before fatal strike

An 11-year-old boy tried to warn his father of an oncoming car before it struck and killed the 42-year-old New Carlisle man, according to Huber Heights police records. Around 10:12 p.m. Friday, a car hit John D. Williams on the Interstate 70 westbound off-ramp to Ohio 202. Medics took him to Miami Valley Hospital, where he died Tuesday, a spokeswoman said. “My dad just got hit on the side of...


Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

COMMON PLEAS COURT NEW SUITS 18-CV-0523 - Nationstar Mortgage LLC v. Rachel L. Bates, Springboro, et al., complaint in foreclosure for property located at 2406 Beatrice St., for $83,047. 18-CV-0524 - New Penn Financial LLC dba Shellpoint Mortgage Servicing, v. Thane Jacob Powell, 225 Stanton Ave., et al., complaint in foreclosure for $80,610. 18-CV-0525 - Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A...
Xenia house offers help for women struggling with addiction

Xenia house offers help for women struggling with addiction

Women looking for treatment to drug or alcohol addiction have a new option in Xenia with Her Story, a nonprofit organization that provides housing for those waiting to get into recovery. Three women are currently residing in the home, which was opened in late August, and calls are coming in daily, according to Her Story’s founder and president, Whitney Caudill, formerly an investigator with...
High School Football: With two weeks remaining, conference title races heating up

High School Football: With two weeks remaining, conference title races heating up

With two weeks remaining in the regular season, several conference title races across the area are still very much up in the air. Here’s a look at how the conference races are shaping up across Clark and Champaign counties heading into Week 9: GWOC National East: Springfield’s two most important games of the season will come with both the division title and a playoff berth on the line...
Despite low numbers, mounting losses, ‘no quit’ in Catholic Central

Despite low numbers, mounting losses, ‘no quit’ in Catholic Central

The Catholic Central practice field reveals more than a trace of the team’s troubles. Bags on the ground represent where a few of the players should be standing. The Irish don’t have enough players to practice 11 on 11. Practice is supposed to be about simulating two things: what the other team might do and what your team intends to do. For the Irish, it’s doing the best you can...
Springfield man indicted in case that accuses him of killing dog with bat

Springfield man indicted in case that accuses him of killing dog with bat

A Springfield man was indicted and is accused of killing a neighbor’s dog by hitting it with a baseball bat. Jeffrey Sagraves, 55, was indicted on one count each of burglary and cruelty to companion animal, according to the Clark County Prosecutor’s Office. According to court documents, Sagraves called 9-1-1 reporting there were two pit bulls in his backyard attacking his cat in the 300...
Crews battle house fire on East High Street in Springfield

Crews battle house fire on East High Street in Springfield

Six of the units in the building suffered heavy smoke damage, and the fire spread to the attic, officials said, noting that the tenants won’t be able to staying in their apartments tonight. There were no injuries reported, and the cause of the fire remains under investigation. Firefighters are battling a house fire on East High Street in Springfield Wednesday morning.  Crews were dispatched...
Clark County Municipal Court cases

Clark County Municipal Court cases

CASES CALLED MONDAY INCLUDED: Tiann T. Burton, 19, of 1013 Pine St., burglary, kidnapping, dismissed - prosecutor request. Jessica L. Fenwick, 28, of 1018 Middle St., possession of drug abuse instrument, guilty, 11 days jail; tamper with evidence, dismissed - prosecutor request. Dashawn L. Jackson, 19, of 301 Selma Road, Rear, complicity to receiving stolen property, dismissed - prosecutor request...
8th Congressional District debate at Miami-Hamilton this week: How to go

8th Congressional District debate at Miami-Hamilton this week: How to go

Miami University Regionals and the Journal-News will host the 8th Congressional District debate this week in Hamilton. The representative to the 8th Congressional District will represent all of Butler, Clark, Darke, Miami and Preble counties, and the southernmost portion of Mercer County.  Here’s what you need to know if you go: Miami University and the Journal-News have partnered to present...
WOW Air to halt service in Cincinnati after October

WOW Air to halt service in Cincinnati after October

Iceland-based budget carrier WOW air will halt operations at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport after this month. The low-discount carrier announced it will cancel operations in Cincinnati, Cleveland and St. Louis, the company announced this week. The carrier launched at CVG in May, flying more than 40,000 travelers to places across the world like Iceland and France. However, the...
Springfield’s Ridgewood School to celebrate 100 year anniversary

Springfield’s Ridgewood School to celebrate 100 year anniversary

Ridgewood School is bringing back former students from across the U.S. this weekend as it celebrates a century of educating children in Springfield and Clark County. The school first opened its doors in 1919 in a facility at the corner of North Fountain Boulevard and Harding Road. This weekend, faculty and alumni will celebrate Ridgewood’s 100th anniversary with the dedication of a new Jane...
Former Clark County addict, law enforcement leaders oppose Issue 1

Former Clark County addict, law enforcement leaders oppose Issue 1

A proposed constitutional amendment on November’s ballot would change sentencing guidelines for some drug crimes and affect other aspects of those crimes. Supporters of Issue 1 say criminal justice reform and how Ohio handles drug addicts needs changing, while opponents of the issue say the harsh reality of jail sentences can be motivation for drug users to get clean. A former Clark County addict...
New Carlisle man struck by car on I-70 in Huber Heights has died

New Carlisle man struck by car on I-70 in Huber Heights has died

A New Carlisle man who was struck by a car on Interstate 70 in Huber Heights on Friday night has died, officials confirmed Wednesday morning.  John D. Williams, 42,  was transported to Miami Valley Hospital, where he died Tuesday, a spokeswoman said. The Montgomery County Coroner’s office confirmed that they have his body.   Williams was struck while picking up a piece of...
Sunny, cool today; Freeze Warning issued for Thursday morning

Sunny, cool today; Freeze Warning issued for Thursday morning

Freeze Warning from 2 to 10 a.m. Thursday Cool and dry through Thursday Gusty winds, chance for showers to start weekend  This evening: Mainly clear skies are expected with breezy, chilly conditions. Temperatures will fall back into the 40s after sunset. Overnight: A FREEZE WARNING is in effect from 2 to 10 a.m. with clear skies and cold temperatures expected. Lows will drop to near...
National ACT scores for Class of 2018 worst in decades, officials say

National ACT scores for Class of 2018 worst in decades, officials say

Officials with the ACT college entrance exam sounded an alarm Tuesday about declining scores in the United States, saying Class of 2018 graduates’ average ACT math score dropped to the lowest level in more than 20 years, at 20.5. Another measure, the percentage of students hitting ACT’s “college readiness benchmark” in math, hit its lowest mark in 14 years. Math readiness was...
‘More than just another monument’: Gold Star families recognized with powerful new piece at Air Force Museum

‘More than just another monument’: Gold Star families recognized with powerful new piece at Air Force Museum

Gold Star families, those who have lost a son or daughter in combat, were guests of honor at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force on Tuesday when a new Gold Star Families Memorial Monument was unveiled. It was the 50th such memorial monument of its kind to be installed in the U.S. and is now part of the museum’s monument park. The multi-faceted black granite monument was donated by the...
Officials meet to discuss how Ohio should protect and promote its military jobs

Officials meet to discuss how Ohio should protect and promote its military jobs

For the third consecutive year, military brass, local business leaders, academics and politicos at the Ohio Defense Forum said the state needs to do a better job advocating for military installations and defense contractors in Ohio. “If we connect all of us together in the next four years, oh, my goodness, the alignment would be incredible,” said Ohio Business Roundtable Chief Executive...
Mega Millions jackpot leaps to record $868M after no Tuesday winner

Mega Millions jackpot leaps to record $868M after no Tuesday winner

3, 45, 49, 61, 69. The Mega Ball was 9. The Megaplier was 5x.  Those are the winning numbers drawn Tuesday night in the largest Mega Millions jackpot in the game's 16-year history and the third-biggest prize in U.S. lottery history.  No tickets matched all six numbers for what was a $667 million prize. Friday’s jackpot drawing has climbed to a record $868 million.  Friday&rsquo...
U.S. EPA working toward agreement for Tremont Barrel Fill cleanup plan

U.S. EPA working toward agreement for Tremont Barrel Fill cleanup plan

The U.S. EPA hopes to bring the key parties together in 2019 to get agreement on a cleanup plan for the Tremont City Barrel Fill, a plan that includes burying hazardous solids atop a "waste cell" and monitoring the groundwater forever. But for now, the U.S. Justice Department is conducting a legal review of the documents that outline the plan, Jim Saric, remedial project manager, EPA in...
Salvation Army to close Derr Road store in Springfield

Salvation Army to close Derr Road store in Springfield

One of the Salvation Army’s Springfield stores is slated to close. The Salvation Army Family Thrift Store on Derr Road will close for good on Oct. 27, the organization announced today. The Salvation Army operated the store for around five years, according to a press release about the closure. » LOCAL: Couple leaves area Cedarville University $3.1 million gift “The decision to close...
Fire at Winds Cafe in Yellow Springs electrical in nature, district chief says

Fire at Winds Cafe in Yellow Springs electrical in nature, district chief says

UPDATE @ 7:45 p.m.: The Winds Cafe is expected to open this evening, despite a fire there late Tuesday afternoon believed to be electrical in nature, the Yellow Springs Fire district chief said. Apparently, the furnace was turned on for the first time this season and that is believed to have been related to the fire that resulted, the district chief said. The cause remains under investigation. Minimal...
Springfield residents buy lottery tickets with hopes of winning $650M jackpot

Springfield residents buy lottery tickets with hopes of winning $650M jackpot

The Plum Foot Mart in Springfield lottery machine has rolled out ticket after ticket today to customers hoping to win the $650 million jackpot. The MegaMillons total has reached a record high. The drawing will take place at 11 tonight. Adding to the lottery commotion is the Power Ball jackpot which has reached almost $350 million. That drawing will take place at 11:59 p.m. Wednesday.
Consumers are about to feel the effects of tariffs on Chinese goods. Here’s how.

Consumers are about to feel the effects of tariffs on Chinese goods. Here’s how.

The escalating tariffs on Chinese goods haven’t hit most consumers just yet, but that’s about to change. Every American household — especially low- and middle-income families — could start feeling the pinch as early as January. The Trump administration this year has issued three rounds of tariffs — each one followed by retaliatory tariffs on U.S.-made products by China...
8th Congressional District candidates to debate on Thursday in Butler County

8th Congressional District candidates to debate on Thursday in Butler County

Rep. Warren Davidson, R-Troy, will make his case to voters on why he should be re-elected to another term in Congress. But Vanessa Enoch, a Democrat from West Chester Twp., hopes to ride the so-called Blue Wave and be the first woman to be elected to the the 8th District since it was reformed in the early 1970s. Miami University and the Journal-News have partnered in the Fall 2018 Civic Debate Series...
Navistar, UAW will continue negotiations, avoid work stoppage

Navistar, UAW will continue negotiations, avoid work stoppage

Navistar employees in Springfield temporarily avoided a walkout Tuesday afternoon as contract negotiations with the truck maker stretched past an afternoon deadline. Company officials and members of the United Auto Workers had agreed to extend the terms of their current agreeement at the beginning of this month. The company’s current contract with workers expired at 12:01 a.m. on Oct. 1. READ...
Urbana moves forward with proposed hotel

Urbana moves forward with proposed hotel

A group of Champaign County investors is inching forward with plans to develop a new hotel in Urbana for the first time in years. Investors are focusing on about three acres of property near the intersection of Ohio 55 and U.S. 68 for a potential Cobblestone brand hotel with between 54 and 58 rooms, said Terry Howell, one of about eight investors who have verbally expressed interest in the project...
Car involved in 3-vehicle accident lands on its top in Springfield

Car involved in 3-vehicle accident lands on its top in Springfield

We are responding to a report a three-car crash at Bechtle Avenue and North Street in Springfield. One car is on its top, but there are no injuries, police said.  We will continue following this story, and we’ll bring you the latest information when it’s available. 
Clark County Municipal Court cases

Clark County Municipal Court cases

CASES CALLED MONDAY INCLUDED: Kareonna E. P. Bogan, 23, of Dayton, theft, innocent, continued, public defender appointed, released on own recognizance bond; resisting arrest, innocent, continued. Kelsie L. Colburn, 40, of Deshler, domestic violence, innocent, continued, public defender appointed, released on own recognizance bond; assault, innocent, continued. Latoya Michelle Crowe, 43, address unknown...
Here’s why most flights will offer free Wi-Fi in the near future

Here’s why most flights will offer free Wi-Fi in the near future

Free Wi-Fi for all passengers is the newest way airlines are competing, a benefit for consumers as more airlines are expected to add the free service to keep up. Delta’s CEO Ed Bastian told attendees of the Skift Global Forum at the end of September that Delta Airlines plans to make Wi-Fi free for all passengers. »PHOTOS: Luxury Oakwood home renovated in 2003 on market The timeline isn&rsquo...
You might start saving money at the pharmacy

You might start saving money at the pharmacy

You may be surprised by the prescription drug deals you’ll now be able to discover through your pharmacist.  Insurers and middlemen will no longer be able to stop pharmacists from telling customers they could get a cheaper price if they don’t use their insurance.  Two bills, with bipartisan support and signed by President Trump, correct “gag rules” or contractual...
Shark Tank fan? Here’s how to buy the inventions on Amazon

Shark Tank fan? Here’s how to buy the inventions on Amazon

In a new partnership with a popular television show, Amazon has launched a new page on its site dedicated to funded Shark Tank projects. The Amazon Launchpad Shark Tank Collection features more than 70 products that received funding from the “sharks” during seasons one through nine. Season 10 of the show debuted Oct. 7, and products from the current season will pop up on the e-commerce...
Wright State says it will avoid fiscal watch but state won’t verify status until 2019

Wright State says it will avoid fiscal watch but state won’t verify status until 2019

Wright State University is set to avoid fiscal watch, the school’s chief business officer told the campus in an email this morning. The state measures every public college’s fiscal health with something called a “Senate Bill 6 score,” an annual rating of 0 to 5. Half the score is based on the school’s reserve fund, essentially how much cash the school has in the bank...
Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

COMMON PLEAS COURT NEW SUITS 18-CV-0519 - Michael E. Verbillion and Jolyn B. Verbillion, 5256 Hagan Road, et al., v. Enon Sand and Gravel, LLC, c/o Paul F. Wenker, Cincinnati, complaint for an order that defendant is enjoined from using all or any part of either of its said parcels for surface mining/mineral extraction purposes without first obtaining a conditional use permit from the Clark County...
5 factors that led to Sears filing for bankruptcy

5 factors that led to Sears filing for bankruptcy

Sears filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy Monday after years of struggling to become profitable. The company that hadn’t seen books in the black since 2010 is hoping to restructure under the bankruptcy filing and return to profitability. Here are five factors that contributed to the company falling into bankruptcy: E-commerce is the culprit just about everybody points their fingers too when a brick-and-mortar...
These 17 people were indicted in Clark County

These 17 people were indicted in Clark County

The Clark County Prosecutor’s Office announced 17 people who were indicted recently. They are: Nicholas Harvell, 40: passing bad checks Michael Blanton, 39: receiving stolen property Justin Berrien, 39: vandalism Micah Byrd, 18: aggravated vehicular homicide, aggravated vehicular assault and two counts of operating a vehicular while under the influence of alcohol or drugs Cera Boyles-Swan, 25...
You can see the moon near Saturn and Mars this week

You can see the moon near Saturn and Mars this week

Despite the cold temperatures this week, there will be clear skies, so grab a jacket and do some stargazing. The moon will be near Saturn and Mars Oct. 16 and 17. Look to the southern sky after sunset and before midnight on those days. You should easily be able to find the waxing moon.  The moon will sit between Saturn on the right and Mars to the left Oct. 16. Mars may have a reddish tint...
Springfield Sears not on closing list as retailer files for bankruptcy

Springfield Sears not on closing list as retailer files for bankruptcy

Springfield’s Sears store will remain open after the historic retailer declared Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Monday and included plans to close more than 140 of its stores nationwide. Monday’s announcement was the result of what local experts said has been a slow, steady decline in the retail giant’s fortunes. Sears is the lone remaining anchor at Springfield’s Upper Valley Mall after...
Where is all the fall color? Why we’re not seeing as much as normal

Where is all the fall color? Why we’re not seeing as much as normal

Despite the recent drop in temperatures, it seems to many of us that fall has been delayed. Or, at least, that the color of fall has been slowed down. Around mid-October, the trees should be well into their full process of changing color. Typically, the peak of fall color is around a week from now. But many trees in the Miami Valley have only just started to show any color at all. The weather that...
Clark County Pet of the Week

Clark County Pet of the Week

Meet Otto. He is a Husky mix who is ready for a new home. Otto is fun and playful and loves to talk. His adoption fee is $65 and includes his neuter, vaccinations including rabies, microchip with a free lifetime registration and 2018 dog license. Come meet Otto today at the Clark County Dog Shelter, 5201 Urbana Road, in Springfield. Shelter hours are noon to 4 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, 1 to 6 p.m....
Champaign County Pet of the Week

Champaign County Pet of the Week

Polly is a 3-year-old female cat. She came to our shelter 2 ½ years ago as a stray. Polly has a beautiful gray and white coat with those unique markings that make it look like someone drew whiskers on her. She would do best in a home without other cats, but she does tolerate other cats as long as they let her have her space. Polly has been spayed, is up to date on vaccinations and has tested...
Clark County Sheriff’s Office to join in National Drug Take Back Day this month

Clark County Sheriff’s Office to join in National Drug Take Back Day this month

The Clark County Sheriff’s Office is partnering with the DEA to participate in National Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, Oct. 27. All unused and unwanted medications can be brought to the East District Office, 3130 E. Main St., between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. All medication items are accepted, except syringes and liquid medications. The sheriff’s office will have staff in the front of the building...
Contract extension between UAW, Navistar could end tomorrow

Contract extension between UAW, Navistar could end tomorrow

Members of the United Auto Workers recently agreed to temporarily extend the terms of their existing contract with Navistar, but UAW officials in Detroit said that extension could end tomorrow. MORE: GM unveils new Silverado to be built in Springfield The existing agreements were scheduled to expire at 12:01 a.m. on Oct., 1, according to a Navistar website set up to provide updates on the negotiations...
Springfield Sears not included on a list of 142 stores set to close

Springfield Sears not included on a list of 142 stores set to close

Sear’s location at the Upper Valley Mall was not included on a list provided today of 142 retail stores that will close by the end of this year. Sears announced Monday the historic retailer had filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy. Sears is the lone remaining anchor at Springfield’s Upper Valley Mall after other longtime anchors like J.C. Penney and Macy’s have shuttered their doors over...
California surgeon, girlfriend charged with rape in 5 more drugging and assault cases

California surgeon, girlfriend charged with rape in 5 more drugging and assault cases

Update 6:45 p.m. EDT Oct. 17: A California surgeon and his girlfriend are facing five additional charges of drugging and raping women, according to news reports. >> Read more trending news  Reality TV star and celebrity orthopedic surgeon Dr. Grant Robicheaux, 38, and Cerissa Riley, 31, are accused of “rape by drugs, kidnapping, oral copulation by anesthesia, assault with intent to...
High school dance team does 'Harry Potter' -inspired homecoming performance

High school dance team does 'Harry Potter' -inspired homecoming performance

An Arizona high school dance team is getting attention once again for an impressive performance. USA Today reported Friday that Walden Grove High School in Sahuarita, Arizona, posted a video of a homecoming performance on Sept. 29. >> Read more trending news  In the video, members the the PAC Dance Team and Advanced Dance perform a series of synchronized moves to “Hedwig's...
Diddy, Cassie split after years of dating, rep confirms

Diddy, Cassie split after years of dating, rep confirms

After more than a decade together, mogul and musician Sean “Diddy” Combs and singer Cassie are no longer together. People reported that, according to an unnamed source, “the decision was amicable and they remain friends.” >> Read more trending news  “They are indeed no longer together and haven’t been for months,” a representative for...
Endangered missing adult alert issued for Miami County woman

Endangered missing adult alert issued for Miami County woman

A missing endangered adult alert has been issued by the Miami County Sheriff’s Office for Eileen Beggs, 76. Beggs was last seen at 2 p.m. Tuesday when she left her Tipp City residence and has not returned. She suffers from dementia and police are concerned for her safety. Beggs is a white woman who stands 5 feet, 2 inches, weighs 145 pounds and has blonde hair and blue eyes. ...
Vehicle backup cameras not foolproof, experts warn

Vehicle backup cameras not foolproof, experts warn

Backup cameras are now required in all new vehicles as of May, but safety experts warn the technology isn’t as foolproof to prevent an accident as you might think. New vehicle safety features, including backup cameras, have made roadways safer but drivers are putting too much trust in the tech, according to AAA.  “This new technology can help decrease crashes by 40 percent and decrease...
Pets rescued from South Georgia Hurricane Michael damage zone need new homes

Pets rescued from South Georgia Hurricane Michael damage zone need new homes

Pets rescued from south Georgia following Hurricane Michael need new homes. >> Read more trending news  The Atlanta Humane Society, as it often does following disasters, has taken in dogs and cats from the Albany area. Shelter facilities there were without power or water for days after the devastating storm. Last year the organization took in more than 1,000 animals from areas impacted...
Aerospace, defense contractor with Warren County presence OKs $33.5B merger

Aerospace, defense contractor with Warren County presence OKs $33.5B merger

L3 Technologies, a New York-based aerospace and defense contractor with a Warren County presence, and Florida-based Harris Corporation have agreed to combine in what could be the largest ever defense-industry merger. The all-stock deal is valued at approximately $33.5 billion and, if approved, the combined company — L3 Harris Technologies Inc. — would be the nation’s sixth-largest...
Machine Gun Kelly’s entourage wanted following alleged attack

Machine Gun Kelly’s entourage wanted following alleged attack

Three members of rapper Machine Gun Kelly’s entourage are wanted by police in connection with an alleged attack on an actor in Atlanta last month. The Atlanta Police Department confirmed Wednesday that battery warrants were obtained for Brandon Allen, 28, John Cappellety, 24, and Lamar Reed, 42. The men are accused of beating up Gabriel “G-Rod” Rodriguez on Sept. 13 in a hotel lobby...
Matchup against Mahomes, Chiefs ‘great opportunity’ for Bengals defense

Matchup against Mahomes, Chiefs ‘great opportunity’ for Bengals defense

The Cincinnati Bengals were concerned with how they would bring down “Big Ben” Roethlisberger last week, but as it turned out they couldn’t even get to him to try. Now, they face what should be an even greater challenge going up against the league’s highest scoring offenses and a Kansas City Chiefs team that has given up an NFL-low six sacks on first-year starting quarterback...
Mom who killed 4 adopted children, self kept ‘loving home,’ sheriff says

Mom who killed 4 adopted children, self kept ‘loving home,’ sheriff says

Tennessee officials are struggling to explain why an apparently loving mother shot her four adopted children to death before taking her own life.  Cynthia Collier’s adult biological son called 911 shortly after 6 p.m. Monday after he returned home from work and found Collier, 55, and his four youngest siblings dead of gunshot wounds in their Columbia home. Evidence found at the scene...
Wright State on being picked to win Horizon League: ‘It’s a pressure we love’

Wright State on being picked to win Horizon League: ‘It’s a pressure we love’

The Wright State men’s basketball team may have surprised some Horizon League foes last season by emerging as the conference tourney champ after being picked fifth in the preseason poll. But star center Louden Love and his cohorts won’t be able to count on that underdog status as a source of motivation this year. The Raiders were selected as the league favorite in a vote of coaches...
Texas mom spanks teen son after he takes her BMW for ride

Texas mom spanks teen son after he takes her BMW for ride

One teenage boy will probably reconsider taking his mother’s BMW for a ride again. The Houston Chronicle reported that Liza Campero posted on Twitter that her 14-year-old brother Aaron Martinez sneaked out of the house Friday to pick up his best friend, Isaiah. According to Campero, Aaron disconnected the Wi-Fi in the house, which cut off security cameras and kept their mother, Liza...
Study: Hundreds of dietary supplements contain unapproved, potentially harmful ingredients

Study: Hundreds of dietary supplements contain unapproved, potentially harmful ingredients

Some people use dietary supplements to lose weight or build muscle, but those pills may contain unapproved ingredients that may be harmful to the body, according to a new report.  Researchers from the California Department of Public Health Food and Drug Branch recently conducted a study, published in JAMA Network Open, to explore the ingredients found in dietary supplements commonly marketed...
Duck boat operators cite 1851 law to limit liability in accident that killed 17

Duck boat operators cite 1851 law to limit liability in accident that killed 17

A woman who lost nine family members when a duck boat sank in inclement weather on a Missouri lake over the summer is calling a court filing from the companies involved in the incident callous and insulting. In a court filing Monday, attorneys for Ride the Ducks Branson and the company’s owner, Ripley Entertainment, cited an 1851 maritime law that allows vessel owners to try to avoid or limit...
Hillary Clinton unhurt in Jersey City parking garage crash

Hillary Clinton unhurt in Jersey City parking garage crash

Hillary Clinton apparently suffered no injuries when the Secret Service vehicle she was riding in Monday night was involved in a crash, NJ.com reported. >> Read more trending news  Clinton, the 2016 Democratic presidential candidate, was traveling to a fundraiser for U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez in Jersey City, where she was the featured speaker. The Secret Service vehicle pulled into a...
Ohio’s biggest public pension fund lowers expectations

Ohio’s biggest public pension fund lowers expectations

The Ohio Public Employees Retirement System trustees on Wednesday voted to change its assumed rate of return on its $101.4 billion in assets — a move that may eventually impact benefits for its 1 million members and retirees. The new assumed rate of return will be 7.2 percent for OPERS pension fund and 6 percent for its health care fund, down from 7.5 percent and 6.5 percent, respectively. When...
Tennessee angler's catch certified as world record

Tennessee angler's catch certified as world record

A Tennessee man who reeled in a big fish learned that his catch was a world record, the Knoxville News Sentinel reported. >> Read more trending news  Lionel Ferguson, of Philadelphia, Tennessee, hauled in a black crappie weighing 5 pounds, 7 ounces, on May 15, the newspaper reported. The International Game Fish Association announced that Ferguson officially broke the previous...
Get the most mouth-watering Dayton food news delivered to your inbox with new weekly email

Get the most mouth-watering Dayton food news delivered to your inbox with new weekly email

Everyone has to eat, right? But deciding where to eat and what to eat can be the hardest part.  We can help you with those decisions. Our brand new weekly food email newsletter, Dayton Food & Dining, is available now.  Every Thursday, we will deliver straight to your inbox:  • The latest restaurant openings and closings  • Sneak peeks inside new restaurants, bars and...

Kroger, manufacturers go to top court for DP&L refund

The nation’s largest grocery chain and a group of Ohio manufacturers want a refund from Dayton Power and Light — and they’re going to the Ohio Supreme Court to get it. The Ohio Consumers’ Counsel (OCC), Kroger and the Ohio Manufacturers’ Association are asking the state’s top court to reconsider a recent ruling that said DP&L customers aren’t entitled to what...
Race for Ohio governor still tied, poll finds

Race for Ohio governor still tied, poll finds

With less than three weeks to go before Election Day, the race for governor isn’t budging: Republican Mike DeWine and Democrat Richard Cordray are still in a dead heat, a new poll found. The Center for Marketing & Opinion Research poll for the University of Akron found 37 percent of Ohio voters favor DeWine while 36 percent favor Cordray and 27 percent are undecided. The margin of error in the...
Garth Brooks announces 2019 stadium tour

Garth Brooks announces 2019 stadium tour

Country singer Garth Brooks announced a stadium tour for 2019, the Tennessean reported Wednesday. >> Read more trending news  The singer made the announcement during a news conference at The Country Music Hall of Fame. Only two venues were revealed as tour stops -- St. Louis and Glendale, Arizona. Brooks said dates will be revealed later, adding that tickets for shows at five venues...
Antetokounmpo on Mavericks roster as season gets underway

Antetokounmpo on Mavericks roster as season gets underway

Former Dayton Flyers forward Kostas Antetokounmpo, the last player taken in the NBA Draft in June, starts the NBA season on the roster of the Dallas Mavericks, though he’s expected to soon report to the franchise’s G League affiliate, the Texas Legends. The Mavericks play at the Phoenix Suns at 10:30 p.m. Wednesday. The Legends begin play Nov. 3. This is the second straight year Dayton...
Indiana couple finds drunk man sleeping on downstairs couch 

Indiana couple finds drunk man sleeping on downstairs couch 

An Indiana couple found an unwelcome visitor sleeping on their living room couch when they came downstairs one morning earlier this month, WXIN reported. >> Read more trending news  The couple, from Lebanon, called 911 around 6:30 a.m. Oct. 3 and waited upstairs for police to arrive, the television station reported.  A Boone County sheriff’s deputy found Seamus Lyles, 22, lying...
College freshman killed by alleged drunken driver was home for mother’s birthday, family says

College freshman killed by alleged drunken driver was home for mother’s birthday, family says

A college freshman who was visiting her family was killed over the weekend in a wreck. The driver of the car that hit her has been charged with DUI. Kennedy Segars, 18, was stopped at a light near her parents’ home in Lithonia, Georgia, on Sunday night when a driver rear-ended her going more than 70 mph, according to police. “Till the day I die, it will still be a pain,” her father...
Caroll Spinney, original Big Bird, retiring from 'Sesame Street'

Caroll Spinney, original Big Bird, retiring from 'Sesame Street'

The man who has played Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch since “Sesame Street” debuted in 1969 is retiring this week, Sesame Workshop said Wednesday in a news release. >> Read more trending news  Caroll Spinney, 84, will perform his roles for the final time Thursday. The puppeteer’s roles will be taken by Matt Vogel, who will perform as Big Bird; and Eric Jacobson, who will...
Authorities identify North Carolina state trooper shot, killed during traffic stop

Authorities identify North Carolina state trooper shot, killed during traffic stop

A North Carolina Highway Patrol trooper was shot and killed early Wednesday while conducting a traffic stop in the southeastern part of the state, according to the Department of Public Safety. North Carolina State Highway Patrol Sgt. Michael Baker said the trooper, Kevin K. Conner, was shot just after midnight while conducting a traffic stop on U.S. 701 near Sellers Town Road in Columbus County. Update...
Mega Millions jackpot reaches record-breaking $900 million; Powerball jackpot is $345 million

Mega Millions jackpot reaches record-breaking $900 million; Powerball jackpot is $345 million

Two national lottery games – Mega Millions and Powerball – are sporting huge jackpots, topping a billion in total combined winnings. Update 12:10 p.m. EDT Oct. 17: The Mega Millions jackpot has swollen to $900 million ahead of  Friday’s drawing. If a person wins the jackpot, he or she will also have the option of taking the jackpot as a $513 million cash payout...
Wright State men’s basketball picked to win Horizon League

Wright State men’s basketball picked to win Horizon League

The Wright State University Raiders are the team to beat in the Horizon League. The Raiders were picked to finish first in the league’s preseason poll released today. Defending regular-season champion Northern Kentucky was selected No. 2, followed by UIC, Oakland, Green Bay, IUPUI, Cleveland State, Milwaukee, Youngstown State and Detroit Mercy. Wright State was the league runner-up last season...
State school board backs long-term graduation changes, weighs emergency fix

State school board backs long-term graduation changes, weighs emergency fix

The state school board on Tuesday supported major changes to Ohio high school graduation requirements for the Class of 2022 and began discussion of potential emergency changes affecting current high school juniors and seniors. If the state legislature approves the long-term system, students would be able to earn a diploma by showing skills in a variety of ways, rather than just tests, in five areas...
Christmas 2018: Target to offer cheese Advent calendar this season

Christmas 2018: Target to offer cheese Advent calendar this season

Target has the perfect holiday gift for the cheese lovers in your life -- a cheese Advent calendar.  The store has teamed up with a company called So Wrong It’s Nom, KYW reported.  Officials with the company said the calendar will be available in 247 Target stores in the U.S., and can also be found in stores in the UK, France, Denmark and Portugal. The calendar will be filled...
Florida toddler fighting polio-like disease in Jacksonville ICU, mom says

Florida toddler fighting polio-like disease in Jacksonville ICU, mom says

A 3-year-old Florida girl is being treated at a Jacksonville children's hospital for a polio-like virus that's been spreading in states across the country. >> Read more trending news  Since Sunday, little Aamira has been in the Intensive Care Unit. “It’s nerve-wracking. It’s stressful. She can’t understand. She can’t get out of bed and do things...
Georgia boy, 12, dies when he touches fence electrified by live wire

Georgia boy, 12, dies when he touches fence electrified by live wire

A 12-year-old Georgia boy died Monday when he touched a fence at an athletic complex that had been electrified by a live wire, The Augusta Chronicle reported. >> Read more trending news  Melquan Kwame Robinson, of Augusta, was at football practice when he climbed over a chain-link fence, Richmond County Coroner Mark Bowen told the newspaper. The boy was retrieving a football when he...
For Ohio State Buckeyes, it’s ‘next man up’ after loss of Nick Bosa

For Ohio State Buckeyes, it’s ‘next man up’ after loss of Nick Bosa

Joey Bosa’s college career ended three quarters earlier than expected when he was ejected for targeting in the first quarter of the Fiesta Bowl in 2016. His brother Nick’s college career came to a sudden end, too, when Ohio State announced Tuesday he would withdraw from the university to focus on rehabbing a core muscle injury and preparing for the NFL Draft. After having...
Ohio State football: New week, similar questions surround Buckeyes

Ohio State football: New week, similar questions surround Buckeyes

Urban Meyer was a good sport. Meyer took questions about his undefeated football team, more negative than positive, for the usual 15 minutes or so Monday. He pushed back at times, but lightly at most. The Ohio State coach did not look like someone under attack. Just maybe feeling deja vu. The questions he was hearing from reporters had already been topics of discussions elsewhere in the Woody Hayes...
Couple wants to hit 6 parks in Walt Disney World, Disneyland in one day

Couple wants to hit 6 parks in Walt Disney World, Disneyland in one day

Your marathon trips to Disney are nothing compared to what one couple from Tennessee has planned.  They want to hit six Disney parks on both coasts within 24 hours Wednesday, The Associated Press reported. >> Read more trending news  Clark and Heather Ensminger are planning to start their day at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, have breakfast, then walk over to Epcot. After...
Walt Disney World's new ticket pricing structure takes effect

Walt Disney World's new ticket pricing structure takes effect

It could cost you more to visit Walt Disney World. New ticket prices began Tuesday and the new pricing structure varies based on the date you're going. It also comes with a new online planning tool. Disney World officials said in September that prices at the resort's four theme parks will be tweaked so they're the same. For some time, the Magic Kingdom had a higher price on any given day than...
Dorothy Lane Market to make homemade doughnuts in stores

Dorothy Lane Market to make homemade doughnuts in stores

Dorothy Lane Market is getting in the doughnut game. The Dorothy Lane Market bakery recently purchased a doughnut machine, the grocer announced on its website. The grocer will make homemade pumpkin spice doughnuts. “Our Pumpkin Spice Donuts are iced with our delectable, butter-caramel frosting, which truly takes this donut up a notch! You can find Donuts by DLM both in the Bakery, available...
Earthquake hits Montana town while students conduct earthquake drill

Earthquake hits Montana town while students conduct earthquake drill

Talk about being prepared. >> Read more trending news  An earthquake rumbled through a Montana county Tuesday morning while students were practicing for such an event, KULR reported. Belgrade High School Principal Paul Lamb said all schools in the district were conducting earthquake drills when a 3.3 magnitude earthquake hit Gallatin County, the television station reported. According...
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