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Acura SUV hits sales record

The Acura RDX, assembled in East Liberty, Ohio set a new annual sales record this year, beating a previous sales record of 52,361 units set in 2016. Sales in 2018 have exceeded that figure with more than six weeks remaining in 2016. Further, RDX has helped Acura to a 7.3 percent gain in luxury sport utility sales for the year, including a new all-time record for Acura SUVs in October. On a cumulative...


Mercy Health, Ohio State’s Wexner Medical Center launch new alliance

Mercy Health, Ohio State’s Wexner Medical Center launch new alliance

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and Mercy Health announced today they have launched a new ambition aimed at addressing the opioid crisis and increasing access to cancer and transplant care, among other things. MORE: Mercy Health’s Fairfield Hospital grows with community In announcing the Healthy State Alliance, officials said: Ohio is among the top five worst states...
Pike County murders: Victims’ pastor hopes arrests can bring closure, justice

Pike County murders: Victims’ pastor hopes arrests can bring closure, justice

The pastor for the victims in the 2016 Pike County killings hopes the arrest of six suspects will lead to closure for the Manley and Rhoden families, as well as the community. Phil Fulton, pastor at Union Hill Church in Adams County, said he was “ecstatic” when he found out about the arrests. “It was the greatest news we had in two and a half years,” he said.  On...
Are Ohio’s 4 Democratic members of Congress supporting Pelosi for speaker?

Are Ohio’s 4 Democratic members of Congress supporting Pelosi for speaker?

For those counting, two Ohio Democrats are now backing Nancy Pelosi for House speaker and two are opposed.  Rep. Marcy Kaptur Wednesday announced she will back Pelosi for speaker, joining Rep. Joyce Beatty, D–Jefferson Township, who was one of the first House Democrats to announce her support for Pelosi after Democrats won the House majority last Tuesday. Beatty has been whipping up support...
15-year-old bus helper indicted on sex crimes against four children

15-year-old bus helper indicted on sex crimes against four children

The teen accused of sex crimes against a girl on a Benjamin Logan school bus last month is now facing additional charges involving other children, according to court records. The 15-year-old was a bus helper at the time of at least one of the alleged incidents, school officials have said. The teen is was indicted Tuesday on seven counts of gross sexual imposition and two counts of rape, court...
‘Stand your ground’ gun bill passes Ohio House

‘Stand your ground’ gun bill passes Ohio House

A controversial “stand your ground” bill passed the Ohio House on Wednesday. But the far-reaching bill — subject to dozens of amendments over multiple sessions — moves to the Senate under an uncertain timeline and veto cloud. Gov. John Kasich has promised to keep his name off any such bill. The House-approved “stand your ground” bill removes a “duty to retreat&rdquo...
Homemade silencer last piece of evidence in Pike County murder case

Homemade silencer last piece of evidence in Pike County murder case

After tens of thousands of hours of investigative work over 2½ years, the final clue in the investigation of the murder of eight people in Pike County came a week ago, according to law enforcement officials. That’s when authorities confirmed the existence of a homemade silencer they say was built by the suspects. “This particular evidence, along with all the other pieces of this...
Local Rep. Jim Jordan loses bid to lead House Republicans

Local Rep. Jim Jordan loses bid to lead House Republicans

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy easily fended off a challenge from Rep. Jim Jordan Wednesday, becoming House Republicans’ choice to become the incoming House minority leader in January.  Jordan, an Urbana Republican who leads the ultra-conservative House Freedom Caucus, received 43 votes to McCarthy’s 159 in a closed–door meeting of House Republicans. While Jordan is viewed...
Clark County Municipal Court cases

Clark County Municipal Court cases

CASES CALLED TUESDAY INCLUDED: Dustan Dean Conley, 23, of 1322 Perry St., domestic violence, innocent, continued, public defender appointed, bond $2,500; assault, violation of temporary protection order, innocent, continued. Chelsea A. Dean, 24, of 302 Selma Road, theft, innocent, continued. Martas Patrick Dearmond, 20, of 323 E. Euclid Ave., robbery, innocent, continued, public defender appointed...
Springfield City narrows search for new city manager to 3

Springfield City narrows search for new city manager to 3

Springfield City commissioners have narrowed the field of city manager applicants to three, including two internal candidates. Deputy City Manager Bryan Heck and Community Development Director Shannon Meadows remain in consideration for the city manager position while Michael Ciaravino, city manager of Newburgh, New York, is the third candidate. PREVIOUS: More than 20 applicants seek...
Ohio Libertarians say they may sue to keep ballot access

Ohio Libertarians say they may sue to keep ballot access

The Libertarian Party of Ohio says it may sue the state to force continued recognition of the minor political party. Secretary of State Jon Husted says the Libertarians and Ohio Green Party lost ballot access because their respective candidates did not get 3 percent of the vote needed to remain a recognized party. Cleveland.com reports the Libertarian Party of Ohio regained state recognition...
Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

COMMON PLEAS COURT NEW SUITS 18-DP-0962 - Barbara Yates, 3379 Ventura Ave., v. Katrina Yates, South Charleston, petition for civil stalking protection order. 18-DS-0963 - Aaron D. Staker, 1938 E. Mile Road, and Autumn R. Staker, 1548 Regent Ave., petition for dissolution of marriage. 18-DS-0964 - Christina Ann Bitzan, New Carlisle, and Daryl John Bitzan, 2801 Wellsford Lane, petition for dissolution...
Pike County murders: 1 of 6 suspects makes first court appearance

Pike County murders: 1 of 6 suspects makes first court appearance

George “Billy” Wagner III waived extradition on the murder charges filed against him during his initial appearance in a Fayette County, Kentucky, courtroom, according to CNN affiliate LEX18. Extradition is when one law enforcement agency captures a suspect who is wanted in another jurisdiction and returns the suspect to the law enforcement agency in the jurisdiction where the crime...
After 19 months and more than 4,000 miles, focus on Wagner family turns into arrests for Pike County murders

After 19 months and more than 4,000 miles, focus on Wagner family turns into arrests for Pike County murders

Ohio investigators probing the Rhoden family murders followed the four arrested suspects in the Wagner family more than 4,000 miles from Pike County to Kenai, Alaska — and then back again. In April 2017, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine had not named any of the Wagners as suspects in the case. But he asked the public to cough up more information about Jake Wagner, his mother Angela Wagner,...
Three move on in bid for judge nomination in Clark County

Three move on in bid for judge nomination in Clark County

A judicial screening committee is recomending three candidates who will move on in a bid to replace a longtime local municipal court judge. Five applicants initially applied for the open seat that became available when Clark County Municipal Court Judge Eugene S. Nevius recently resigned after serving the area since 1981. The three candidates who will move forward for a possible nomination to fill...
A dream is fulfilled: Senior living community celebrates opening

A dream is fulfilled: Senior living community celebrates opening

A $10 million dollar senior living development on the site of the former Community Hospital is complete after over a year of construction. The project created nearly 50 units and is Springfield’ first “pocket neighborhood.” Construction on Community Gardens started in Sept. 2017 near the intersection of Burnett Road and East High Street. “It’s the end of long dream of...
Winter Weather Advisory, Ice Storm Warning in effect; wintry mix, slick morning commute expected

Winter Weather Advisory, Ice Storm Warning in effect; wintry mix, slick morning commute expected

An Ice Storm Warning has been issued for southern Miami Valley until noon. Counties include: Butler, Clinton, Greene, Montgomery, Preble, and Warren. Significant amount of ice accumulation will make road conditions dangerous, or impossible. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for the entire Miami Valley until noon Thursday; the advisory for Randolph County is in effect through 7 p.m. Thursday...
Pike County murders: Tight-knit community expresses relief over arrests

Pike County murders: Tight-knit community expresses relief over arrests

A husband, wife and their two sons are behind bars Tuesday night, indicted in a mass murder, along with two grandmothers accused of helping them cover up the crimes. At a news conference Tuesday afternoon, Ohio Attorney General and Gov.-elect Mike DeWine announced the arrests and indictments of parents Billy and Angela Wagner and their sons George and Jake. An entire family, suspected of killing their...
Here’s when retailers will open for Thanksgiving, Black Friday sales

Here’s when retailers will open for Thanksgiving, Black Friday sales

It’s that time of year again. Thanksgiving and Black Friday ads are surfacing quickly. Here’s when stores plan to open this year: Kohl’s Kohl’s will open at 5 p.m. Thanksgiving and remain open through Black Friday. The store is offering its well-known deal of $15 Kohl’s cash for every $50 spent. The ad also features a 15 percent off coupon. PHOTOS: Luxury Kettering home...
2019 CR-V begins arriving at Honda dealerships

2019 CR-V begins arriving at Honda dealerships

Honda’s 2019 CR-V began arriving at dealerships today, according to information from the company. The latest version of the sport utility vehicle is assembled by workers at the auto maker’s facilitities in East Liberty and Marysville. Workers at facilities in Greenburg, Ind., Ontario, Canada and Japan also assemble the vehicle. The latest model startes at $24,350 for the LX model with...
Pike County murders: DeWine lays out charges in 2016 Rhoden family killings

Pike County murders: DeWine lays out charges in 2016 Rhoden family killings

Six members of the Wagner family were arrested Tuesday in the killing of eight members of the Rhoden family in Pike County in 2016, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced at a news conference. 6 members of the Wagner family were arrested today George “Billy” Wagner III, 47; Edward “Jake” Wagner, 26; Angela Wagner, 48; and George Wagner IV, 27, are charged...
California wildfires called terrifying by local native who witnessed destruction

California wildfires called terrifying by local native who witnessed destruction

Ben Poston was able to leave his western Malibu condominium before the California wildfires ripped through his complex, destroying at least 20 homes and leaving the hillsides surrounding the community looking like a moonscape. Thousands have lost their homes in the California wildfires, but Poston, a Springfield native, was one of the lucky people who did not. The fire has claimed the lives of at...
JUUL to stop selling most e-cigarette flavors in stores and add age verification

JUUL to stop selling most e-cigarette flavors in stores and add age verification

Facing a looming announcement that the Food and Drug Administration will ban most retailers from selling certain flavored e-cigarette products, JUUL has announced plans to halt some sales. One of the FDA’s biggest quarrels is with the manufacturer of e-cigarette products, which FDA’s commissioner Scott Gottlieb has said has failed to keep products away from teenagers. »PHOTOS: Former...
California fires: ‘It’s terrifying’ says Springfield native living in Malibu

California fires: ‘It’s terrifying’ says Springfield native living in Malibu

The wildfires in California continue to burn everything in their paths, and the death toll is rising past 40 victims. There are hundreds more reported missing in northern California as the search for survivors and victims continue. Springfield native and current Los Angeles Times reporter Ben Poston is not only reporting on these wildfires, he’s also affected by them personally. He lives in...
Pike County murders: Death penalty possible for 4 of 6 arrested in Rhoden slayings 

Pike County murders: Death penalty possible for 4 of 6 arrested in Rhoden slayings 

Four people arrested Tuesday on aggravated murder charges for the 2016 slayings of eight members of the Rhoden family in Pike County include a man who shared a 2-year-old daughter with one of the victims. A dispute over custody played a role in the homicides, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine said, and two other family members are accused of trying to “cover up” the crimes....
Against odds, local Congressman Jim Jordan seeking GOP leadership post

Against odds, local Congressman Jim Jordan seeking GOP leadership post

After years of bucking Republican Speakers John Boehner and Paul Ryan on everything from health care to approving spending bills to keep the federal government open, local Congressman Jim Jordan has launched a bid to become leader of the House Republicans. On Wednesday, in a private meeting of House Republicans, Jordan will face Rep. Kevin McCarthy of California, the current House majority leader...
Springfield pizza robbery: Media coverage leads to arrest

Springfield pizza robbery: Media coverage leads to arrest

Media coverage of a Springfield robbery involving a pizza delivery man led to the arrest of a suspect, according to a criminal affidavit. Martas Dearmond, 20, was charged in Clark County Municipal Court with robbery in connection to the Sunday night incident. He pleaded not guilty and his bond was set at $25,000. Authorities were called to the 800 block of West High Street on Sunday where a driver...
Commentary: Extreme weather can happen anywhere

Commentary: Extreme weather can happen anywhere

The wild fires in California have inhabited my nightmares this week and I’ve repeatedly given thanks that we do not have fires like that here in Ohio. We lived in Los Angeles before moving here and have been face to face with a 12-foot wall of flame heading in our direction while we were camping. Having to quickly evacuate a campground once was enough for us. Never again. It wasn’t long...
Yellow Springs man jailed, accused of sex offenses earlier this year

Yellow Springs man jailed, accused of sex offenses earlier this year

A 28-year-old man has been charged with multiple counts of rape from incidents that happened in Yellow Springs. Jacob Louis Pflanzer was arrested by Xenia police on a warrant Nov. 8. He is being held in the Greene County Jail and Judge Stephen Wolaver has set bond at $50,000, according to court records. Pflanzer, whose listed address is on Stafford Street in Yellow Springs, was indicted Nov. 2 by...

California wildfires: Area volunteers to assist with recovery

A team of five Red Cross volunteers from the Dayton-Cincinnati region has left for California to assist with the wildfires recovery, officials said Tuesday.  Five volunteers may seem like a small group, given the magnitude of the wildfires, but it’s significant in Red Cross terms, said Marita Salkowski, regional communications and marketing director for the American Red Cross...
Dayton airport debuts new rental car area as renovations continue

Dayton airport debuts new rental car area as renovations continue

Travelers through the Dayton International Airport will see new features as the airport continues its more than $25 million terminal renovation. As phase two of construction progresses, the airport’s new rental car check-in counter started operating last week. Adjacent to the parking garage,the facility has terrazzo flooring, floor-to ceiling glass-paneled walls and a new restroom. Avis, Budget...
2 Greene County companies planning $10.7M in projects offered development grants

2 Greene County companies planning $10.7M in projects offered development grants

Two Greene County companies that say they plan to add jobs have been offered $150,000 in grant funds by the  Greene County Community Improvement Corporation, the county’s economic development nonprofit. Their companies’ expansion projects were selected out of five that applied for funding through the Economic Development Incentive Program, said Eric Henry, program manager and the...
Clark County Municipal Court cases

Clark County Municipal Court cases

CASES CALLED FRIDAY INCLUDED: Heather L. Evans, 40, of 630 Donnelly Ave., OVI, guilty, three days jail with three days suspended, 12 months driver’s license suspension, fined $375. Ian E. Johnson, 24, of South Vienna, assault amended to menacing, guilty, 30 days jail with 30 days suspended, jail suspended upon payment of fine and costs, fine and costs due Jan. 10, 2019, fined $250; criminal...
Springfield mom accused of snorting pill before crash with infant in car

Springfield mom accused of snorting pill before crash with infant in car

A Springfield mother told police she snorted a crushed pill a short time before she crashed with her infant son in the car on West Pleasant Street, according to a probable cause affidavit filed in Clark County Municipal Court. Jennilyn Pauley, 32, is charged with child endangering and is scheduled in court Tuesday.  Pauley was driving in the 800 block of West Pleasant Nov. 7, when she crashed...
Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

COMMON PLEAS COURT NEW SUITS 18-CV-0572 — Tom Hale, Director, Community Development, 3130 E. Main St., Suite 1A, v. Raymond Timberman and Lottie Mae Timberman, 1155 N. Bird Road; complaint for preliminary and permanent injunction ordering defendants to immediately cease from causing or permitting a motor vehicle to be parked or stored in the open for 72 hours or longer. 18-CV-0573 — Tom...
Springfield residents appointed to state boards

Springfield residents appointed to state boards

Two Springfield residents were recently appointed to state boards by Ohio Gov. John Kasich. John Landess of Springfield was appointed to the Regional Economic Development Alliance Study Committee for a term effective Nov. 6 through Aug. 1, 2019. The study committee’s role to study the features, benefits, and challenges involved in establishing economic development alliances that would improve...
‘I think that figure will grow exponentially’: Clark Co. detective warns public about rash of ATM thefts

‘I think that figure will grow exponentially’: Clark Co. detective warns public about rash of ATM thefts

The Clark County Sheriff’s Office needs the public’s help in identifying a group of people who stole tens of thousands of dollars from ATMs in Clark and Champaign counties. Detective Scott Cultice with the sheriff’s office said at least five people are involved in an organized effort to steal from bank customers. He said the group placed credit card skimmers on banks in Madison and...
Springfield Regional Medical Center sees safety rating tick up in annual report

Springfield Regional Medical Center sees safety rating tick up in annual report

The Springfield Regional Medical Center received a B rating in a report from a national health care advocacy group, an improvement after several C ratings over the past several years. The Leapfrog Group releases its Hospital Safety Grade report twice a year, providing a letter grade to hospitals nationwide based on a range of measures from preventing infections to instituting policies to prevent errors...
Ohio vets of Afghanistan war could miss out on bonus if fund runs dry

Ohio vets of Afghanistan war could miss out on bonus if fund runs dry

A decade ago, Ohio voters approved a bond issue to fund bonuses for veterans but with just $2.68 million left in the program, the money could run out before the war in Afghanistan ends — raising the prospect that some veterans could miss out. The bonus payouts are scheduled to end three years after the president has declared an end to hostilities in that country, the Ohio constitution says....
Wintry mix to hit area Wednesday evening, Thursday morning

Wintry mix to hit area Wednesday evening, Thursday morning

Clouds break overnight as temperatures drop Wintry mess to affect Thursday morning commute Drying out but still chilly for coming weekend Overnight: Clouds will break with temperatures slowly falling around 20 degrees by the morning, Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell said. Wednesday: Expect some sunshine to start the day, but clouds will increase from south to north in the afternoon...
Clark County Pet of the Week

Clark County Pet of the Week

Meet Hamm. He is one of our resident older dogs, and he is looking for a home of his very own. Hamm croons and cuddles and is so loving. His adoption fee is $65 and includes his neuter, vaccinations including rabies, worming, microchip and a dog license. Come meet Hamm 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...
Champaign County Pet of the Week

Champaign County Pet of the Week

Gus is a 4-month-old male kitten. He is friendly; however, he is a bit on the cautious side. Gus loves being petted and held, but noises and fast movement can scare him. He would probably do better in a home that is on the low activity side. Gus has been neutered, is up to date on vaccinations and has tested negative for feline leukemia. Come spend time with Gus today at the Paws Animal Shelter, 1535...
AAA winter weather driving tips

AAA winter weather driving tips

AAA is encouraging drivers to be prepared when it comes to driving in winter weather conditions, according to a release. The following tips are offered by AAA for when rain/snow mix can make roads slick: Turn off cruise control Buckle up each passenger including pets Put down the phone or electronic device Remember the “Move over” law See and be seen by removing all snow/ice from your...
Man escapes jail, stops for pancakes, gets busted again with his mom, deputies say

Man escapes jail, stops for pancakes, gets busted again with his mom, deputies say

Authorities in Georgia say a man is back behind bars after his mother helped him escape from jail, then they stopped for pancakes on their way home. The Heard County Sheriff’s Office told WSB-TV's Berndt Petersen that Joshua Gullat was working his cleaning detail of mopping floors and cleaning bathrooms at the county jail when he slipped out a door.  Gullat, who was serving time...
Cyclist riding across country for charity killed along 3,500-mile route

Cyclist riding across country for charity killed along 3,500-mile route

A Maine man who set out to cycle a 3,500-mile route across the country to raise money for a children's hospital died during his ride. >> Read more trending news  James Dobson, who was cycling from Dover, New Hampshire to San Diego, California was struck by a car and killed on his 44th day of riding.  Friends gathered in Maine to honor Dobson, who they said had a vibrant personality...
CMA Awards 2018: Complete winners list from star-studded Nashville event 

CMA Awards 2018: Complete winners list from star-studded Nashville event 

The stars were shining in Nashville at Bridgestone Arena Wednesday night for the 52nd annual Country Music Association awards. >> Read more trending news  The star-studded event draws the top talent in country music, including classic bands, favorites singers and new artists. The dynamic duo, Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley, returned to host the awards show for the 11th time...
Family upset after raising more than $14,000 for son's service dog and receiving untrained puppy

Family upset after raising more than $14,000 for son's service dog and receiving untrained puppy

A Franklin, Massachusetts, family is making an unexpected trip to North Carolina to pick up a service dog that was supposed to be specially trained for their son with autism, except the 8-month-old dog is not ready to help. Kristie and Tim Maxfield raised more than $14,000 from donations to acquire Teddy from a North Carolina nonprofit called RyCon, but the family has learned the company is going...
Homemade silencer last piece of evidence in arrest of 4 family members in 8 murders

Homemade silencer last piece of evidence in arrest of 4 family members in 8 murders

After tens of thousands of hours of investigative work over 2-and-a-half years, the final clue in the investigation of the murder of eight people in Pike County came a week ago, according to law enforcement officials. >> Read more trending news  That’s when authorities confirmed the existence of a homemade silencer they say was built by the suspects. “This particular evidence...
Signing period: Area seniors who will play at the next level

Signing period: Area seniors who will play at the next level

The week-long early signing period for basketball and the regular signing period for all NCAA Division I and II sports but football began on Wednesday, Nov. 14. NCAA D-I football will have an early signing period from Dec. 19-21. The traditional regular signing period for football is Feb. 6-April 1 of 2019. The following are area high school seniors who signed or will sign national letters of intent...
1 dead, 1 hurt in plane crash at Texas' Laughlin Air Force Base

1 dead, 1 hurt in plane crash at Texas' Laughlin Air Force Base

One pilot was killed and another hurt when a military jet crashed Tuesday at Texas' Laughlin Air Force Base, officials said. >> Read more trending news  According to a news release, the Air Force T-38C Talon crashed at 7:40 p.m. Tuesday on the base. One pilot died, while the other was taken to Val Verde Regional Medical Center for treatment. 28 yr old Capt. John F. Graziano, an instructor...
Lawyer Michael Avenatti arrested on domestic violence charges, denies ‘ever hitting a woman’

Lawyer Michael Avenatti arrested on domestic violence charges, denies ‘ever hitting a woman’

Michael Avenatti has been arrested on suspicion of domestic violence and was booked Wednesday evening. Avenatti was taken into custody and released Wednesday after a police report was filed by an unidentified victim in Century City, according to KNBC-TV. Police had responded to a domestic violence incident a day earlier and took a report. When he walked out of the police station Wednesday, Avenatti...
Florida man who looks like the 'Joker' arrested again

Florida man who looks like the 'Joker' arrested again

A man who went viral last year for his green-haired mugshot has been arrested again in Florida.  Lawrence Sullivan, 30, was jailed Wednesday in Pinellas County on a probation violation charge.  Sullivan’s new mugshot features the same green hair and extensive tattoos. The jail records noted that his tattoos featured a skull, sword, pot leaf, brass knuckles, devil and a rose. ...
Ohio State looking to extend noon dominance

Ohio State looking to extend noon dominance

Ohio State and Maryland are set to kick off at noon Saturday — the perfect time for the Buckeyes so far in the Urban Meyer era.  Perfect as in they haven’t lost a noon kickoff yet since he took over as the coach in Columbus.  The Ohio State sports information department produced that eye-opening stat this week: 29-0 in games that kick off at noon since the start of the 2012 season...
Pilot error cited in military plane crash that killed 9 near Savannah, Georgia

Pilot error cited in military plane crash that killed 9 near Savannah, Georgia

Investigators have found pilot error was to blame for a military plane crash that killed nine people outside Savannah in May, according to a report by the U.S. Air Force Accident Investigation Board. >> Read more trending news  The report, which was released Friday, cited several errors made by multiple crew members that led to an inoperative engine, a left wing stall and the...
Pink’s husband Carey Hart threatens to shoot wildfire looters in Malibu

Pink’s husband Carey Hart threatens to shoot wildfire looters in Malibu

Pop star Pink’s husband, former motocross star Carey Hart, is warning looters in Malibu-area neighborhoods ravaged by wildfires that he and others are prepared to shoot anyone caught looting. >> Read more trending news  He posted a photo on Instagram Tuesday showing a group of armed men wearing masks and dubbed the P.D.C. Posse in front of a sign that read “Looters will be shot...
Beware of shady door-to-door energy sales tactics

Beware of shady door-to-door energy sales tactics

It’s the time of year for door-to-door pitches to get you to switch your energy provider, but consumers need to be wary of shady sales tactics. Norm Krebs of Dayton said he was pressured into an energy contract with a new supplier. Instead of saving money, as he was promised — his bill skyrocketed.  He listened to a pitch from a salesperson from Statewise Energy LLC.  &ldquo...
Judge delays ruling in CNN lawsuit against Trump over Jim Acosta White House ban

Judge delays ruling in CNN lawsuit against Trump over Jim Acosta White House ban

CNN filed suit Tuesday against President Donald Trump and his top aides, arguing they violated both the network’s and reporter Jim Acosta's constitutional rights when he was banned from the White House last week. Update 5:40 p.m. EST Nov. 14: The judge in the CNN lawsuit against President Donald Trump and other administration officials over banning reporter Jim Acosta from the White House said...
Teddy enters the football prediction game

Teddy enters the football prediction game

Saturday, Nov. 24, is an important day for Ohio State students, alumni and fans. It’s the OSU-Michigan game, the latest installment in a football rivalry that started in 1897 with Michigan winning 34-0. “The Game,” as it is known, this year will be played at the Horseshoe in Columbus. My family will probably watch, but as Ohio University, Wake Forest and Dayton alumni, we don&rsquo...
Hue Jackson on return to Bengals: ‘Excited to join a team in playoff contention’

Hue Jackson on return to Bengals: ‘Excited to join a team in playoff contention’

Hue Jackson was hoping he could make his way back to the Cincinnati Bengals when the Cleveland Browns fired him as their head coach three weeks ago, but he said he has no regrets about leaving Cincinnati in the first place. The Bengals named Jackson a special assistant to the head coach Tuesday to help Marvin Lewis as he assumes the role of defensive coordinator on top of his regular duties managing...
Katherine MacGregor, ‘Little House on the Prairie’ star, dead at 93

Katherine MacGregor, ‘Little House on the Prairie’ star, dead at 93

Katherine “Scottie” MacGregor, who played the villainous and gossipy Harriet Oleson on the television series “Little House on the Prairie,” died Tuesday, People reported. She was 93. >> Read more trending news  MacGregor died at the Motion Picture and Television Fund's retirement home in Woodland Hills, a spokeswoman confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter...
Did Alexa witness double murder? Judge orders Amazon to turn over device’s audio

Did Alexa witness double murder? Judge orders Amazon to turn over device’s audio

A judge in a New Hampshire criminal case has ordered Amazon to turn over audio recordings from one of the company’s Echo devices, which may have caught the sounds of a January 2017 double homicide.  Timothy Verrill, 36, of Dover, is charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the fatal stabbings of Christine M. Sullivan, 48, and 32-year-old Jenna Marie Pellegrini. He is expected to...
Police say McDonald's employee assaulted manager with bacon

Police say McDonald's employee assaulted manager with bacon

Police charged a McDonald’s employee in Bluffton, South Carolina, Friday after she assaulted her manager with bacon in her hand. The Island Packet reported that, according to a Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office report, the assault happened after 1:30 p.m. when a manager asked a cook to stop eating bacon while working in the kitchen. When the cook kept eating the bacon, the manager...
Yellow Springs man accused of sex offense arrested 7 months after investigation began

Yellow Springs man accused of sex offense arrested 7 months after investigation began

We’re learning more about a Yellow Springs rape investigation that led to the arrest and indictment of a 28-year-old man who is being held in the Greene County Jail. Jacob Louis Pflanzer was arrested seven months after Yellow Springs police began investigating allegations that he sexually assaulted a woman at his home, according to police and court records. Pflanzer has pleaded not guilty to...
JUST IN: Ohio’s Pappy Van Winkle bourbon lottery to expand this year with more bottles, online entries

JUST IN: Ohio’s Pappy Van Winkle bourbon lottery to expand this year with more bottles, online entries

Ohio will expand its holiday bourbon lottery this year to give more of the Buckeye state’s bourbon enthusiasts the opportunity to purchase some of the most sought-after spirits on the market, including, yes, the Pappy Van Winkle 23-year that to some aficionados is the Holy Grail of bourbon. Ohio Division of Liquor Control Superintendent Jim Canepa announced today, Nov. 14, that the 2018...
Company markets MAGA Build the Wall brick-building set

Company markets MAGA Build the Wall brick-building set

A conservative-leaning company is marketing a President Donald Trump-inspired brick building kit this Christmas Similar to LEGOs, the Keep And Bear online retailer recently introduced the Build the Wall” kit that comes with a mini president, compete with his own red Make America Great Again hat, KRON reported.  The company claims it has the largest selection of Trump-themed gifts...
'Daddy, I'm hurt': Girl, 6, caught in crossfire during Houston robbery

'Daddy, I'm hurt': Girl, 6, caught in crossfire during Houston robbery

A 6-year-old Houston girl was shot in the leg during a shooting Monday involving a security guard and robbery suspect, KTRK reported. >> Read more trending news  Claire Tidwell underwent surgery Tuesday. She was sitting in a car with her family at a McDonald’s drive-thru when an alleged robbery took place at a T-Mobile next door to the fast-food restaurant, KPRC reported...
Australian senator ‘changes gender’ in abortion clash

Australian senator ‘changes gender’ in abortion clash

An Australian member of Parliament told a conservative male colleague to “get his hands and his rosaries off my ovaries,” during a contentious debate about abortion, 9 News reported. In response, the man declared his gender “to be a woman” so left-wingers could no longer attack him over his views, according to a video of his speech that was shared  on social...
Disney Monorail door unhinged while passengers boarded

Disney Monorail door unhinged while passengers boarded

The door of a Monorail at Walt Disney World unhinged from the train as passengers were boarding it on Tuesday. A Disney representative said a motorized scooter hit the door as people were getting on the train, causing the door to unhinge. >> Read more trending news  The representative said the train never left the station. Instead, all the passengers got off and took a bus or ferry to their...
You are not going to want to miss these Dayton holiday home tours

You are not going to want to miss these Dayton holiday home tours

It is the season to be jolly, and Dayton-area residents are preparing to deck their halls.  You can see some of those halls.  Here is a rundown of the Dayton area’s most festive holiday tours and how to take them.  When: 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 23, and Saturday, Nov. 24. There will be  guided tours every 12 minutes. Cost: $15 per person. Tickets can be purchased at ...
Safety group announces top 10 dangerous toys for 2018’s holiday season

Safety group announces top 10 dangerous toys for 2018’s holiday season

Hopefully you haven’t done all of your holiday shopping yet. Safety group World Against Toys Causing Harm, or W.A.T.C.H., has released its list of the top 10 dangerous toys. This is the 46th year for the group’s list of toys you may not want to see under the tree during the holidays, The Associated Press reported. >> Read more trending news  This year, W.A.T.C.H. says the toys...
What is seasonal affective disorder?

What is seasonal affective disorder?

People who get more than just blue in the winter months may find they have seasonal affective disorder, or SAD. Before self-diagnosing, it’s important to research the disorder and speak with a health care provider. Here are some things to know about SAD. >> Read more trending news  What is it?  According to the National Institutes of Health, SAD, also called seasonal...
Men rescue shivering horse in backyard pool hiding from Camp Fire

Men rescue shivering horse in backyard pool hiding from Camp Fire

Two California men helped save a horse he found tangled in a backyard pool while trying to find a safe spot as the Camp Fire raged through the city, the San Francisco Chronicle reported. >> Read more trending news  Jeff Hill of Paradise was checking on a neighbor’s house Saturday when he found the horse, shivering and tangled in a pool cover. "There's no telling how long...
Mom overdosed infant on methadone ‘because she was fussy,’ police say

Mom overdosed infant on methadone ‘because she was fussy,’ police say

A Michigan woman has been charged and is facing loss of parental rights after she overdosed her 6-week-old daughter on methadone “because she was fussy,” police officials said.  Jennifer Lynn Pickerd, 37, of Grand Rapids, is charged with second-degree child abuse in the Sept. 30 incident at her apartment, ABC13 in Grand Rapids reported. Court records show that the case against...
Sandra Bullock donates $100,000 to help animals impacted by California wildfires

Sandra Bullock donates $100,000 to help animals impacted by California wildfires

Sandra Bullock is helping animals affected by the Southern California wildfires. KTTV reported that, according to the Humane Society of Ventura County, the Oscar-winning actress donated $100,000 to the organization Sunday. >> Read more trending news  “The Humane Society of Ventura County was deeply humbled today by a $100,000 donation from Sandra Bullock and family,” the...
Lady Gaga delivers pizza to wildfire evacuees during World Kindness Day

Lady Gaga delivers pizza to wildfire evacuees during World Kindness Day

Lady Gaga showed Tuesday she is much more than a singer and actress. She showed how to be kind to those who may have lost everything.  Tuesday, she showed up at a Red Cross wildfire evacuation shelter bearing pizza and spending time with those who have had to flee the fires, Entertainment Tonight reported.  She posted video of her visit to Twitter, encouraging others to also be kind to one...
Matters leads Raiders to conference tourney in first season as coach

Matters leads Raiders to conference tourney in first season as coach

First-year Wright State women’s volleyball coach Allie Matters set ambitious goals this season, the biggest of which was qualifying for the six-team Horizon League tournament for the first time. Having taken over a downtrodden program that hadn’t produced a winning season overall since 2001, she didn’t expect an easy path. “The highs have been so high, and the lows have been...
Woman attacks McDonald's manager after requesting ketchup

Woman attacks McDonald's manager after requesting ketchup

Police are searching for a California woman who attacked a McDonald’s manager after she entered the back of the fast-food restaurant and asked for ketchup, KABC reported. >> Read more trending news  On Oct. 27 around 11 p.m., the woman entered the work area of a McDonald’s in Santa Ana and asked for ketchup. When told to leave the employee area, the suspect punched and...
The best stores for discounted Black Friday shopping 

The best stores for discounted Black Friday shopping 

When it comes to major discounts and killer deals, some retailers fare better than others. » RELATED: All the Black Friday deals to catch in 2018 Luckily, analysts over at personal finance website WalletHub did some of the work for shoppers as they prepare for the hectic post-Thanksgiving holiday. After surveying nearly 7,000 deals from 35 of the biggest United States retailers&rsquo...
Macy’s shrinking some of its stores: What’s really going on

Macy’s shrinking some of its stores: What’s really going on

As big-box retailers like Sears and Elder-Beerman file for bankruptcy and close hundreds of locations, other department stores like Macy’s are looking for ways to revive brick-and-mortar retail. Macy’s newest plan is to shrink its store size. The store is already testing a smaller format in four of its stores, according to the Wall Street Journal. The smaller format stores will cut down...
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