Springfield police sergeant fired for sex act while working

A Springfield police sergeant who served on the force for more than 20 years has been fired by the city for having sex while on the clock. Springfield Police Sgt. Jerome “Jerry” Montico was fired Oct. 12 after a seven month internal investigation into a claim that he had an affair with another city employee, including a liason while he was on duty. The other city employee, Police Records...


Help Bellefontaine police identify Walmart theft suspect

Help Bellefontaine police identify Walmart theft suspect

Bellefontaine police need the public’s help to identify a theft suspect.  A female entered Walmart, 2281 U.S. 68 S., earlier this week and attempted to steal two televisions. The vehicle she is believed to drive is a dark green Subaru Outback.  If anyone can identify the suspect or the vehicle, call the Bellefontaine Police Department at 937-599-1010.
Ohio hits employment record as consumers continue to spend

Ohio hits employment record as consumers continue to spend

Ohio employment reached a record level last month, but experts warn there are factors that could slow that progress . While unemployment remained steady at 4.6 percent in September, Ohio’s nonfarm employment increased to 5,638,900 in September, the highest number on record since Job and Family Services started tracking it in 1990. And Ohio’s economy is growing quickly, adding jobs faster...
Wright State officials react to sale of two buildings, staff protest at trustees meeting

Wright State officials react to sale of two buildings, staff protest at trustees meeting

The effects of Wright State University’s budget crisis loomed over Friday’s board meeting as trustees voted to sell two chunks of property and faculty union members protested financial issues and an ongoing contract dispute. Wright State’s board agreed to sell the school’s vacant Kettering Center located at 140 E. Monument Ave. in downtown Dayton for $1 million to KC Dayton...
Warm days and cool nights can deflate your tires. Here’s why.

Warm days and cool nights can deflate your tires. Here’s why.

During fall we often see big swings in temperatures from day to night that not only impact our bodies, but also our cars.  Did you know for every 10 degrees Fahrenheit the temperature drops you lose about one pound of air pressure (PSI) within your tire? The air itself isn’t leaking out or escaping the tire, but condensing and taking up less space. When this occurs you’ll find yourself...
Springfield woman killed in murder-suicide awarded honorary Wright State degree

Springfield woman killed in murder-suicide awarded honorary Wright State degree

Andrea Heiser was “dedicated to completing her degree” before she was killed earlier this year. Now she has. The late 21-year-old was granted a posthumous degree from Wright State University, where she would have been a senior this year. Within her statistics program, “she was held in very high regard among faculty,” according to Wright State records. “Andrea Heiser was...
Freshwater Farms hosts first Halloween Bash

Freshwater Farms hosts first Halloween Bash

URBANA — Want a Fresh(water) take on a Halloween experience? Head for the Farm. Freshwater Farms of Ohio is setting sail to a new area of family-friendly fun with its first Halloween Bash from 4 to 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19 and Saturday, Oct. 20. Freshwater Farms president and founder Dr. Dave Smith wanted to build off a successful summer concert series by combining what made it work with a previous...
Tour of ‘haunted’ house just part of Halloween fun

Tour of ‘haunted’ house just part of Halloween fun

Take a historic house a murder took place in, add in a moon-lit wagon ride and decorate with creative jack-o-lanterns and it’s as well-rounded a Halloween event as you’d find in any pumpkin patch. The fourth A Night of Historical Haunting will offer the chills and cheers of the autumn season from 7 to 10:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, at George Rogers Clark Park. The family-friendly event is...
Local rockers Animal Grace to perform farewell show

Local rockers Animal Grace to perform farewell show

They’re about to bow out with Grace, in an Animal sort of way. Animal Grace, a Springfield rock institution for 30 years, will play a farewell show concert with its original lineup at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Buckeye Sports Lodge. Animal Grace has weathered numerous lineup changes and changing music tastes since forming in 1988, but stuck to its guitar-driven rock approach. The journey...
New deli could be coming to downtown Springfield

New deli could be coming to downtown Springfield

A deli could be on its way to downtown Springfield, although its owners said few details are available because the project is in its early stages. A liquor license application filed with the state showed a company called Le Torte Dolci LLC is asking for a permit for a business at 40 N. Fountain Ave. called Salato Deli. Le Torte Dolci is a bakery that opened in May at 36B. N Fountain Ave in Springfield...
Clark County Municipal Court cases

Clark County Municipal Court cases

CASES CALLED WEDNESDAY INCLUDED: Jacob A. Bradley, 27, of North Lewisburg, theft amended to attempted theft, guilty, 90 days jail with 90 days suspended, 12 months probation; attempted theft, 90 days jail, pay fine and costs, fined $50. Cory Wray Campbell, 29, of 1036 Wayne Ave., domestic violence, dismissed - prosecutor request. Anthony L. Gamble Jr., 22, address unknown, resisting arrest, guilty...
Ohio State at Purdue: What you need to know about Saturday night’s game

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

Who: No. 2 Ohio State (7-0, 4-0 Big Ten) at Purdue (3-3, 2-1) When: 7:30 p.m., Saturday Where: Ross-Ade Stadium, West Lafayette, Ind. TV/Radio: ABC/1410 Series history: Ohio State leads 39-13-2 (A 2010 victory has been vacated because of NCAA sanctions). The Buckeyes are 13-8 in West Lafayette. »RELATED: Former OSU quarterbacks advise Haskins to ‘enjoy the moment’ Last game: Ohio...
Boys Soccer: Last-second win gives Greenon first title since 2012

Boys Soccer: Last-second win gives Greenon first title since 2012

Hollywood couldn’t have written a better ending to the Greenon High School boys soccer team’s regular season finale. The Knights entered the match against Fairbanks needing a victory to secure their first Ohio Heritage Conference title in their second year in the league. Greenon led 1-0 until Fairbanks tied the game with about 20 minutes remaining. As the seconds ticked away, the Knights...
Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

COMMON PLEAS COURT NEW SUITS 18-CV-0534 - Fifth Third Bank, Cincinnati, v. Unknown heirs, devisees, legatees, administrator, assignees, if any, of Larry L. Zimmer, and unknown spouse, if any, of Larry L. Zimmer, 371 S. Greenmount, et al., complaint in foreclosure in rem. 18-CV-0535 - George W. Lacy, Seaman, v. Victory Express Inc., Chattanooga, Tenn., and Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation...
Greeneview handles Central, clinches share of OHC South title

Greeneview handles Central, clinches share of OHC South title

The Greeneview High School football team clinched a share of its second straight Ohio Heritage Conference South Division title Thursday night. Greeneview senior Collin Wilson returned the opening kickoff 75 yards for a touchdown and the Rams cruised to a 66-8 victory over Catholic Central at Don Nock Field. »RELATED: Week 9 power rankings »RELATED: Springfield looking to rebound against...
Mattress Firm closing 99 more stores, including 1 in Dayton area

Mattress Firm closing 99 more stores, including 1 in Dayton area

Mattress Firm will shut down a Miamisburg location as part of a series of closures for the company that has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The store at 14 N. Springboro Pike will shut its doors as part of 99 closures overall, according to a Tuesday court filing. There are three Mattress Firm stores within several miles in Miamisburg. Northeast Ohio received the bulk of the impact in the state. The...
Here are the 14 people who face felonies in Clark County this week

Here are the 14 people who face felonies in Clark County this week

The Clark County Prosecutor’s Office announced indictments this week. Those who were indicted are: Corey Jones, 37: two counts of having weapon under disability Sylvanius Furlow Jr, 19: trafficking in cocaine, possession of cocaine, trafficking in heroin, possession of heroin, aggravated trafficking in drugs, aggravated possession of drugs, aggravated possession of drugs, illegal conveyance...
Keith Urban makes wish come true for dying Ohio fan

Keith Urban makes wish come true for dying Ohio fan

Keith Urban visited his “number one fan” before a concert in Toledo, making a wish come true for a 25-year-old woman entering hospice. Marissa English, who was born with multiple health issues including an inoperable cyst in her brain, also suffers from cerebral palsy and severe scoliosis, local media reported. English had tickets to Urban’s show in Toledo on Thursday, but she was...
Hard hat tour: Get early look inside Xenia’s REACH Center this Saturday

Hard hat tour: Get early look inside Xenia’s REACH Center this Saturday

The public is invited to a “hard hat tour” Saturday at the new REACH Center still under construction in Xenia. The center located on Progress Drive near Upper Bellbrook Road will be the new location for Xenia’s YMCA and senior center, but it also will feature education space for Clark State University and Central State University. The public can get a tour from 11 a.m. to 3...
5 honored with ‘Golden Leaf’ by Developmental Disabilities of Clark County

5 honored with ‘Golden Leaf’ by Developmental Disabilities of Clark County

Developmental Disabilities of Clark County awarded five people with a new award designed to show appreciation for their hard work in helping or embracing the agency’s mission this week. Handing out a Golden Leaf award is just a small way of saying thank you to members of the Clark County community who help people with disabilities, Developmental Disabilities of Clark County Superintendent Jennifer...
Ohio leaders want to be at the forefront of driverless tech. Here’s what they’re doing.

Ohio leaders want to be at the forefront of driverless tech. Here’s what they’re doing.

Ohio wants to be in the thick of the race toward autonomous and connected vehicles, and state officials were in town Thursday to hear from local stakeholders about concerns they have when it comes to these emerging technologies. Among those concerns: Getting RTA buses and drivers real-time weather updates, making sure driverless cars can sense bicyclists and runners and making sure students in busy...
Wright State trustees vote to sell downtown Dayton building for $1M, another property for $1.3M

Wright State trustees vote to sell downtown Dayton building for $1M, another property for $1.3M

Wright State University will sell its downtown Dayton building known as the Kettering Center for $1 million. The building is located at 140 E. Monument Ave. The university’s board of trustees voted to approve the sale along with the sale of another property at 3171 Research Park Blvd. in Kettering for $1.3 million. The vote on the sales was not on the board’s agenda and a spokesman said...
New Carlisle still trying to figure out how to fill council seat

New Carlisle still trying to figure out how to fill council seat

It could be months before the New Carlise City Council has seven members as lawyers for the city and county board of elections’ office are still hashing out how to go about filling a vacant seat. In letters obtained by the Springfield News-Sun, New Carlisle Law Director Lynnette Dinkler and Clark County Prosecutor’s Office Civil Attorney Beau Thompson, who is representing the Clark County...
Showers return Saturday, heavy winds expected 

Showers return Saturday, heavy winds expected 

Showers briefly ending after midnight Wind gusts approaching 45 mph on Saturday Showers return Saturday afternoon Much cooler on Sunday  OVERNIGHT: Showers coming to a brief end after midnight. A few light showers possible before sunrise. Overcast skies will stay all night long along with breezy conditions. Low of 47. SATURDAY:  Starting off with some sunshine and mild morning...
Hurricane Michael: Xenia firefighter heads back to Florida to help parents, others

Hurricane Michael: Xenia firefighter heads back to Florida to help parents, others

Xenia firefighter A.J. Smith, who found his parents safe and uninjured in Florida in the days after Hurricane Michael, is headed back to the Sunshine State with supplies and positive karma to help his mom, dad and anyone else in their hometown of St. Joe Beach rebuild. He said he's shuttling non-perishables, tarps, plastic sheeting, hammers, nails, food and other things to the Panhandle until FEMA...
Outlook for winter 2018-19 suggests warmer season ahead — for most

Outlook for winter 2018-19 suggests warmer season ahead — for most

NOAA officials released their winter weather outlook for the 2018-19 season Thursday, predicting a mild winter for much of the United States. The reason: El Niño.  NOAA forecasters say El Niño has a 70 percent to 75 percent chance of developing. While a weak El Niño is expected, it is still likely to influence the weather pattern across the United States.  Typical El...
Attorney says she talked to woman who made claim against Sherrod Brown 

Attorney says she talked to woman who made claim against Sherrod Brown 

A Canton attorney says she has talked to a woman who alleges U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, “roughly” pushed her against a wall while making a sexual advance after he was divorced in the late 1980s. The attorney, Laura Mills, is a managing partner in the Canton law firm Mills, Mills, Fiely & Lucas.   Mills would not identify the woman and says “it did stop after...
Ohio lawmakers making another push for extending teen driver rules

Ohio lawmakers making another push for extending teen driver rules

Ohio’s teen drivers should spend more time training behind the wheel, in all seasons, before they’re granted their first license, according to safety experts and state lawmakers. The number one reason teen drivers crash is inexperience and auto accidents are the number one cause of teen fatalities, said Kimberly Schwind of AAA, who called it “epidemic” on the roadways. As part...
Customers take their chances at winning historic Mega Millions jackpot

Customers take their chances at winning historic Mega Millions jackpot

The estimated jackpot for the Mega Millions lottery drawing Friday night has reached a historic high and local ticket sellers and buyers are hoping the odds are in their favor. The top prize for the next Mega Millions drawing —scheduled for 11 p.m. Friday —was estimated at $970 million as of Thursday afternoon. It’s the second biggest lottery jackpot in history, falling only behind...
Wittenberg men’s basketball team gets back to work after 27-3 season

Wittenberg men’s basketball team gets back to work after 27-3 season

Seven months after falling to Wisconsin-Oshkosh — a team that would advance all the way to the NCAA championship game — in the final minutes, the Wittenberg Tigers men’s basketball team returned tothe court this week at the HPER Center. Unlike Division I teams, Division III teams don’t get to practice together at all in the offseason. Any work they do on the court is informal...
Walmart to debut online auto store on site

Walmart to debut online auto store on site

Walmart will add a specialty auto store to its website in a new partnership with Advance Auto Parts. The rollout expected in early 2019 will feature the aftermarket automotive parts, accessories and maintenance items sold at Advance Auto Parts stores. Walmart has been acquiring and partnering with other companies aggressively in recent months to further build its omnichannel strategy, including e-commerce...
Scammers pretend to be deputies in Clark, Preble counties

Scammers pretend to be deputies in Clark, Preble counties

Deputies in Clark and Preble counties are warning the public about scam calls from someone pretending to be from either sheriff’s office. The Preble County Sheriff’s Office said that the scammer is trying to get credit card information. The calls appear to come from a computer-generated number and tell people that that they have failed to appear for a court proceeding. To “clear&rdquo...
Clark County Municipal Court cases

Clark County Municipal Court cases

CASES CALLED TUESDAY INCLUDED: Omar S. Ali, 37, of 1168 ½ Lagonda Ave., OVI, 12 point suspension, two counts driving under suspension OVI suspension, failure to stop at the scene of an accident/involving injury, failure to control, no operator’s license, dismissed. David S. Carty, 31, of 1321 Lexington Ave., obstructing official business, guilty, 90 days jail, credit for time served;...
Springfield man accused of trying to break into store with sledgehammer

Springfield man accused of trying to break into store with sledgehammer

A Springfield man is accused a using a sledgehammer in an attempt to break into a store. Anthony Frazier, 32, is charged with breaking and entering in Clark County Municipal Court. He pleaded not guilty to the charge. MORE: ICYMI: 3 crime stories in Springfield, Clark County last week The Clark County Sheriff’s Office began their investigation when they were called to Maders Market in reference...
Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

COMMON PLEAS COURT NEW SUITS 18-CV-0528 - Lakeview Loan Servicing, LLC, v. Wade G. Folker, 4109 Grange Hall Road, and 2023 Sundance St., et al., complaint in foreclosure for property located at 4109 Grange Hall Road for $111,003. 18-CV-0529 - Christina Kennedy, 2344 Shawnee Blvd., v. KBO, Inc., 508 W. Main St., and Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation, Columbus, refiled complaint, previous case...
Rare polio-like disease reported in Ohio: 5 things you need to know

Rare polio-like disease reported in Ohio: 5 things you need to know

Health officials have confirmed that Ohio has one case of the rare, polio-like illness known as acute flaccid myelitis (AFM), according to our media partners at WBNS-TV. The Ohio Department of Health said their lone case was confirmed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Further details, such as the location of the confirmed case, were not released by the department. So, what is it? ...
Montgomery County resident First Hepatitis A death in Ohio in 2018 

Montgomery County resident First Hepatitis A death in Ohio in 2018 

In an effort to limit the spread of Hep-A, Montgomery County public health officials are traveling to places where the risk is high and are vaccinating people, the agency said during a press conference Thursday afternoon.  So far, they’ve vaccinated 1,752 people are remote locations and 394 people who have come into their offices, officials said.  The first death from Hepatitis A in...
Bankruptcy next? Popular bridal retail chain misses debt payment

Bankruptcy next? Popular bridal retail chain misses debt payment

David’s Bridal could be the next chain retailer to file for bankruptcy. David’s Bridal missed an interest payment on $270 million in unsecured notes, according to a news release from S&P Global emailed to Retail Dive. The missed payment sets into motion a 30-day grace period with debtholders before the retailer is in default. The retailer has struggled for the past year to reduce its debt...
Tremont City Barrel Fill cleanup still stalled as negotiations continue

Tremont City Barrel Fill cleanup still stalled as negotiations continue

Any work to remove hazardous materials from the Tremont City Barrel Fill site in Clark County won’t take place for months, federal officials told residents at a meeting in downtown Springfield this week. Jim Saric, a remedial project manager from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency based in Chicago, said it’s difficult to say when work might begin on the roughly $27 million to $28...
Clark County has one of highest breast cancer rates in Ohio

Clark County has one of highest breast cancer rates in Ohio

Clark County women develop breast cancer at a higher rate than most other Ohioans, a factor that’s driving awareness and prevention efforts in the Springfield area. At a rate of 135 breast cancer cases per 100,000 women, Clark County had the sixth highest incidence from 2010 to 2014, according to a new report from the Ohio Department of Health with info on each of the state’s 88 counties...
One case of rare, polio-like illness confirmed in Ohio 

One case of rare, polio-like illness confirmed in Ohio 

Health officials have confirmed that Ohio has one case of the rare, polio-like illness known as acute flaccid myelitis (AFM), according to our media partners at WBNS-TV.  The Ohio Department of Health said their lone case was confirmed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Further details, such as the location of the confirmed case, were not released by the department.  AFM...
Opioid crisis draws doctors, others who prescribe meds to Dayton conference

Opioid crisis draws doctors, others who prescribe meds to Dayton conference

Physicians, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, dentists and anyone else who is sanctioned to prescribe medications gathered Wednesday for the start of a two-night conference focused on navigating the opioid crisis. Prescribers, hospitals and medical facilities are partners with Public Health - Dayton & Montgomery County, said Barbara Marsh, assistant to the county health commissioner and co-lead of...
Mechanicsburg man, 18, arrested after sneaking into Urbana High School

Mechanicsburg man, 18, arrested after sneaking into Urbana High School

An 18-year-old Mechanicsburg man was fined $250 and ordered to pay court costs in September after he admitted to a criminal charge accusing him of hopping onto a school bus and taking a seat in a class at Urbana High School, all without permission, which led to his arrest as an intruder. On the morning of Sept. 12, two teachers noticed a student they didn't recognize. When they asked who he...
Cancer-stricken toddler Brody Allen, who got an early Christmas, dies

Cancer-stricken toddler Brody Allen, who got an early Christmas, dies

A 2-year-old Ohio boy suffering from inoperable brain cancer, whose town and family gave him an early Christmas, died Friday morning, the Journal-News reported. >> Read more trending news  Brody Allen passed away around 6 a.m. Friday, his father, Todd Allen, posted on Facebook.  "This morning at 6 a.m. Brody passed quietly, and peacefully in the arms of his mother Shilo...
Conor McGregor surprises Boston firefighters with World Series tickets, whiskey

Conor McGregor surprises Boston firefighters with World Series tickets, whiskey

After raking in around $50 million from his last bout with Khabib Nurmagomedov, notorious MMA fighter Conor McGregor decided to spread the love and this time 10 Boston firefighters lucked out. >> Read more trending news  TMZ reported that McGregor wanted "to do something special to show his appreciation for the firefighters" so he took the opportunity after the Red Sox made...
Week 9 Roundup: Northmont, Alter, Bellbrook clinch share of conference titles

Week 9 Roundup: Northmont, Alter, Bellbrook clinch share of conference titles

Northmont High School quarterback Miles Johnson passed for 205 yards and two touchdowns as the Thunderbolts beat Springboro 38-21 to clinch a share of the Greater Western Ohio Conference National West Division title. Michael Franklin rushed 17 times for 115 yards and a TD and teammate Jestin Jacobs rushed for 80 yards and two scores for Northmont (8-1, 2-0). Drake Hickman and Jason Kohr each caught...
There are 107 days until Super Bowl LIII: Is Atlanta prepared?

There are 107 days until Super Bowl LIII: Is Atlanta prepared?

There are 107 days left before Mercedes-Benz Stadium hosts Super Bowl LIII, and massive preparations are ongoing in Atlanta. >> Read more trending news  Atlanta Super Bowl Host Committee Chairman of Operations Brett Daniels is one of an army of local leaders who have spent more than two years preparing for the big game, which will be played Feb. 3. The collaboration is unbelievable...
Updated 4-bedroom home enhanced by original features

Updated 4-bedroom home enhanced by original features

HOUSE FEATURE 314 S. Main St., Urbana Covered porch, full basement, carport among amenities Contributing writer Boasting historic details that have been meticulously restored, this home at 314 S. Main St. in Urbana has seen major updates. The property is listed by Henderson Land investment Company for $150,000. Built in 1918, the home offers stained glass windows and an open staircase with a window...
Monster clog found in sewer system from thousands of pounds of flushable wipes

Monster clog found in sewer system from thousands of pounds of flushable wipes

  Thousands of pounds of flushable wipes created a monster clog in the sewer system in Charleston, South Carolina. >> Read more trending news      It happened last Thursday at the city’s Plum Island Wastewater Treatment Plant, where officials said baby wipes clogged a series of large pumps. Workers had to use bypass pumps to handle the daily sewage. It took three...
GWOC surprise: Xenia upsets Trotwood-Madison in double-OT

GWOC surprise: Xenia upsets Trotwood-Madison in double-OT

Xenia converted a two-point, extra-point pass in the second overtime to stun host Trotwood-Madison 29-28 in a Week 9 high school football upset special on Friday night. »RELATED: Ponitz forfeits two games »RELATED: Week 8 football rewind That was just part of a wacky – and rainy – night that was full of Greater Western Ohio Conference surprises. Springfield also defeated Wayne...
Check your tickets! Mega Millions historic $1 billion jackpot numbers are in

Check your tickets! Mega Millions historic $1 billion jackpot numbers are in

The numbers for the historic $1 billion Mega Millions jackpot are in. Update 11:05 p.m. EDT Oct. 19: The winning numbers for Friday night’s staggering Mega Millions jackpot are:  65-53-23-15-70 and the Mega ball is 7. If no one matches all six numbers, the jackpot increases to $1.6 billion.  Update 12:45 p.m. EDT Oct. 19: The Powerball jackpot rose from $430 million to $470 million...
Red tide reaches Space Coast: 9 facts about red tide

Red tide reaches Space Coast: 9 facts about red tide

A toxic algae bloom has reached Florida's Space Coast. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission on Wednesday said red tide had reached parts of Brevard County. >> Read more trending news  Here are nine facts about red tide: 1. Red tide has made its way to Brevard County. 2. Karenia brevis is the algae species that causes red tide. 3. High concentrations of Karenia brevis...
Florida city commissioner charged in fatal shooting of shoplifting suspect

Florida city commissioner charged in fatal shooting of shoplifting suspect

A Lakeland city commissioner accused of fatally shooting a shoplifting suspect earlier this month was arrested Friday on charges of second-degree murder, the State Attorney's Office said. >> Read more trending news  Police said Lakeland City Commissioner Michael Dunn, 47, fatally shot Christobal Lopez, 50, of Wauchula, over a $16 hatchet Dunn said he saw Lopez try to steal from the Vets...
Woman’s body found in Atlanta-area lake ID’d as missing 31-year-old boater

Woman’s body found in Atlanta-area lake ID’d as missing 31-year-old boater

Authorities in metro Atlanta have confirmed that a body found in Lake Lanier in Hall County is that of a woman who disappeared in the lake in July.  >> Read more trending news  Madeline Sinagra, 31, jumped off a sailboat and became distressed in the water on July 22. Department of Natural Resources Sgt. Mike Burgamy said Sinagra decided to go for a swim to cool off. When...
7 arrest warrants issued in Georgia university sex investigation

7 arrest warrants issued in Georgia university sex investigation

Prosecutors announced Friday they’ve issued seven arrests warrants, including for a former Fort Valley State University official, for prostitution and sodomy that allegedly began a year ago. >> Read more trending news  Warrants were issued Tuesday for Ernest Harvey, 47; Kenneth Howard, 56; Ryan Jenkins, 35; Charles Jones, 57, of Fort Valley; Devontae Little, 26, of Warner...
Almost 1,800 pounds of ready-to-eat salads recalled; sold at Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods 

Almost 1,800 pounds of ready-to-eat salads recalled; sold at Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods 

Houston-based GHSW, LLC is recalling 1, 786 pounds of ready-to-eat salad containing chicken that could be contaminated with salmonella or listeria, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. >> Read more trending news  The salads were produced from Oct. 1 through Oct. 18 and contain a corn ingredient that may be the source of potential contamination. The salads were sold in eight...
Spouses of foreign workers could lose ability to work under immigration rule change

Spouses of foreign workers could lose ability to work under immigration rule change

Spouses of foreign workers in the U.S. on H-1B visas could lose their ability to work under proposed rule changes from the Trump administration.  President Donald Trump signed an executive order Tuesday, directing U.S. agencies to propose rules to prevent immigration fraud and make changes so that H-1B visas are awarded to the “most-skilled or highest-paid applicants.” >> Read...
Convicted killer charged in 1988 cold case murder, suspected in up to 8 more slayings

Convicted killer charged in 1988 cold case murder, suspected in up to 8 more slayings

A Pennsylvania man in prison for killing his wife and stepdaughter in March has been charged with another slaying, this time of a man who witnessed a burglary he committed in 1988, and investigators say he’s a suspect in at least six more murders.  Regis Andrew Brown, 59, has been charged with criminal homicide in the shooting death of Bryce Kenneth Tompkins, 45, whose body was found by...
Here's why no one has to know if you win tonight's billion-dollar jackpot

Here's why no one has to know if you win tonight's billion-dollar jackpot

The big winner of Friday’s historic Mega Millions jackpot can use a new Georgia law to keep people from asking for a piece of the money. >> Read more trending news  The law saying the winner does not have to give up the winner's name has been on the books in Georgia for only six months. “I love that law because you have people coming out of the woodwork when you win. Sometime...
Browns trade former Ohio State standout Carlos Hyde

Browns trade former Ohio State standout Carlos Hyde

The Cleveland Browns today traded running back Carlos Hyde to the Jacksonville Jaguars for a fifth-round draft pick in 2019. Hyde, a former standout at Ohio State, was leading the Browns with 382 yards rushing and five touchdowns. The move figures to free up more carries for rookie Nick Chubb, the Browns’ second-round pick this year, and veteran Duke Johnson, a third-round pick in 2015. Through...
Russian woman accused of conspiring to interfere in midterm elections

Russian woman accused of conspiring to interfere in midterm elections

A criminal complaint unsealed Friday showed that officials have charged a Russian woman with conspiracy to interfere in the U.S. political system, including efforts to meddle in the upcoming midterm elections. Russian national Elena Alekseevna Khusyaynova, 44, is accused of conspiring with other people involved in a “Russian influence campaign to interfere with U.S. democracy,” said John...
Early voting: Does your state allow it; has it started?

Early voting: Does your state allow it; has it started?

On the calendar, midterm elections are a little more than two weeks away, but in reality, they started last month. Early voting – which includes voting in person or by mail – has begun in 37 states and the District of Columbia. Over the past few election cycles, the flexibility some states offer when it comes to when and where you can cast your ballot has become very popular with voters...
Nose warmer, winter fashion trend or faux pas?

Nose warmer, winter fashion trend or faux pas?

It makes sense. Gloves keep your hands warm. A scarf helps protect your neck.  And the nose warmer for your... Wait, what?  It seemingly feels frozen and about to fall off within minutes of being exposed to cold temperatures, and for years, nose warmers have been available, but only recently is this facial fashion statement becoming a trending winter accessory. >> Read more trending...
Driver ignores construction barrels, ruins newly poured road

Driver ignores construction barrels, ruins newly poured road

A driver in Illinois received several citations after ignoring orange construction barrels and driving on a newly poured road, causing tens of thousands of dollars worth of damage, according to state police. The driver, who was not identified, navigated the SUV between a set of narrowly placed barrels on Interstate 74, according to police and WBBM-TV. Police estimated the incident caused between...
Trump praises Montana congressman who body-slammed reporter

Trump praises Montana congressman who body-slammed reporter

President Donald Trump praised a Montana congressman who assaulted a reporter on the eve of a special election last year, joking Thursday night that “he’s my kind of guy,” the Great Falls Tribune reported. >> Read more trending news  Speaking at a rally in Missoula, Trump mentioned Rep. Greg Gianforte, who pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge in June 2017 after...
The witch is back: Bette Midler announces she’s part of ‘Hocus Pocus’ celebration

The witch is back: Bette Midler announces she’s part of ‘Hocus Pocus’ celebration

What’s an anniversary and reunion without the main Sanderson sister? Fans of the film “Hocus Pocus” worry not. It may be 25 years, but the witch is back! Bette Midler joined her on-screen sisters, Kathy Najimi and Sarah Jessica Parker, on Freeform’s “Hocus Pocus 25th Anniversary Reunion Bash.” The show was recorded at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery and...
The numbers to the $1 billion Mega Millions jackpot are in

The numbers to the $1 billion Mega Millions jackpot are in

UPDATE @ 11:07 p.m.: The winning numbers are 15, 23, 53, 65, 70. The Mega ball is 7. The Mega Millions jackpot has soared to $1 billion, as the second-largest lottery prize in U.S. lottery history gets even bigger. Lottery officials increased the grand prize just hours ahead of the Friday night drawing. The prize climbed from $970 million. Although the jackpot keeps increasing, the odds of winning...
Here’s how to use downtown Dayton’s new, free shuttle 

Here’s how to use downtown Dayton’s new, free shuttle 

In a matter of a few weeks, a hop on a Flyer will make the trip from downtown Dayton to the University of Dayton and entertainment destinations in between a lot easier, officials say. Jessica Olson, communications manager for the Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority, said “The Flyer” will make it simpler for UD students, downtown workers, residents and visitors to get to destinations...
ANALYSIS: 6 storylines to watch in Saturday’s Ohio State-Purdue game

ANALYSIS: 6 storylines to watch in Saturday’s Ohio State-Purdue game

Ohio State heads to Purdue for a game Saturday night that could set quite a tone for the rest of the season. The second-ranked Buckeyes are coming off a pair of lackluster wins at home against Indiana and Minnesota. » WEEK 8 COVERAGE: Ohio State hoping to get healthier| Buckeyes happy to be 7-0 heading to Purdue Here are six things to know about the game: 1. The Boilermakers are just 3-3, but...
‘Mr. Ding-a-Ling’ ice cream truck driver accused of stalking young girls

‘Mr. Ding-a-Ling’ ice cream truck driver accused of stalking young girls

An ice cream truck driver in upstate New York was arrested Tuesday after he was accused of following a group of young girls in his truck. Charles A. Ross, 57, of Whitehall, is charged with felony stalking, misdemeanor stalking and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child, according to The Post Star in Glens Falls. He is also charged with unlawful possession of marijuana because officers...
Keith Urban makes wish come true for dying fan

Keith Urban makes wish come true for dying fan

Keith Urban visited his “number one fan” before a concert in Toledo, making a wish come true for a 25-year-old woman entering hospice. >> Read more trending news  Marissa English, who was born with multiple health issues including an inoperable cyst in her brain, also suffers from cerebral palsy and severe scoliosis, local media reported. English had tickets to Urban’s...
Wittenberg starts two-game stretch against Indiana opponents

Wittenberg starts two-game stretch against Indiana opponents

The No. 8 Wittenberg Tigers sit four victories away from a rare feat: back-to-back 10-0 seasons, three straight outright North Coast Athletic Conference championships and a regular-season winning streak that would reach 24 games if they beat DePauw, Wabash, Ohio Wesleyan and Wooster. It’s all so close but so far. Even this late in the season, the players don’t want to focus on the big...
Recalled toilet flushing device has caused $710K in property damage, 23 injuries

Recalled toilet flushing device has caused $710K in property damage, 23 injuries

A dangerous toilet flushing device, baby carriers, and wireless chargers are among the latest recalls announced by the Consumer Product Safety Commission.  An accessory that turns your toilet into a high efficiency flusher is under recall by Flushmate.  More than one million Flushmate II 501-B pressure-assisted flushing systems manufactured from Sept. 3, 1996, through Dec.7, 2013, are being...
WATCH: Surveillance video released in T-Mobile robbery

WATCH: Surveillance video released in T-Mobile robbery

Two men arrested after the robbery of a Miami Twp. T-Mobile store and subsequent crash in Dayton entered pleas Friday during a initial court appearances.  James Ralph Jackson IV, 19, and Tamaurie Kinney, 18, both entered not guilty pleas to aggravated robbery charges in Miamisburg Municipal Court Friday morning.  A 17-year-old also arrested after the robbery made an appearance in juvenile...
‘I'm not a distraction, far from it. Stop treating me as one,’ high school senior writes

‘I'm not a distraction, far from it. Stop treating me as one,’ high school senior writes

A senior at Etowah High School wrote an essay about the message school dress codes deliver to young women.  >> Read more trending news  Regular readers know I share Cherokee County student Madison Jones’ concerns over dress codes and the misplaced focus on how the behavior and appearance of girls impact boys and their education. Most recently, I wrote about a Texas elementary...
Florida man climbs cell phone tower -- and no one knows why

Florida man climbs cell phone tower -- and no one knows why

A bizarre situation unfolded in Florida Friday morning: A man climbed to the top of a cell phone tower in Hialeah, Florida. He seemed to be carrying something that looked like a cell phone and did not seem to be in a hurry to get down, according to Miami Herald. Hialeah police and Fire Rescue officials were called to the scene on West Palm Avenue and 45th Place.   The man’s identity...
4-year-old shot in apparent road rage incident; 2 arrested

4-year-old shot in apparent road rage incident; 2 arrested

Police arrested two people Wednesday accused of injuring a 4-year-old boy while shooting at an SUV filled with children during a road rage incident in Wichita, according to officials. Authorities responded to a report of shots fired just before 5 p.m. Wednesday at the intersection of 10th and Topeka. The Wichita Eagle reported that the 911 caller told authorities they found the injured boy behind...
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