Springfield internet cafe broken into

Springfield police are investigating a store break-in that took place Thursday morning. Authorities were called to Internet Cafe, 1881 S. Limestone Street, where they found the store’s front glass door damaged. READ: Springfield pizza robbery: Media coverage leads to arrest “I arrived and found the east, front door glass shattered and the bottom half busted out completely,” a police...


Clark County Municipal Court cases

Clark County Municipal Court cases

CASES CALLED WEDNESDAY INCLUDED: Anthony Rae Cochran, 39, of 327 N. Race St., theft, dismissed - prosecutor request. Anthony D. Skipper, 25, of 1915 Mound St., domestic violence, assault, dismissed - prosecutor request. Krystal T. Jackson, 32, of 341 S. Wittenberg, Apt. 4, aggravated menacing, dismissed - prosecutor request. George A. Pennington Jr., 62, of 1100 Dayton Ave., domestic violence, dismissed...
Ohio State at Maryland: What you need to know about Saturday’s game

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

Who: No. 9 Ohio State (9-1, 6-1 Big Ten) at Maryland (5-5, 3-4) When: 12 p.m., Saturday Where: Maryland Stadium, College Park, Md. TV/Radio: ABC/1410 Series history: Ohio State leads 4-0. Last game: Ohio State won 62-14 last season in Columbus. The Buckeyes have scored 62 points in back to back games against the Terrapins, and Ohio State has won all four games in the series by at least 21 points....
Springfield woman accidentally shoots herself in leg, police say

Springfield woman accidentally shoots herself in leg, police say

Springfield police were called after a woman accidentally shot herself in the leg, according to a police report. Authorities were called to the Springfield Regional Medical Center to take a report of the shooting at about 2 a.m. Thursday morning. The shooting took place at a residence on the 400 block of South Clairmont Avenue, the report says. READ: Springfield pizza robbery: Media coverage leads...
Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

COMMON PLEAS COURT NEW SUITS 18-CV-0579 - TCF Equipment Finance, Inc., a division of TCF National Bank, v. W-Car Group, Inc., dba Logan’s Towing & Service Center, c/o Thomas E. Owens, 625 E. Main St., et al., complaint for $31,887 for damages, preliminary and permanent injunction, etc. 18-CV-0582 - PennyMac Loan Services, LLC, v. Darlene Runyon, Dublin, et al., complaint in foreclosure for property...
Here’s when stores will open for Thanksgiving, Black Friday shopping

Here’s when stores will open for Thanksgiving, Black Friday shopping

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 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. Sales will begin at 6 p.m. Thanksgiving...
Springfield police use billboards to crack cold cases

Springfield police use billboards to crack cold cases

Michelle Rice, Amanda Ward-Romine and Amber Whitmer are names burned into Detective Shelly Pergram’s mind. “I have my missing ladies’ pictures in my office. I mean I look at them every day,” she said. The Springfield Police Division is continuing its initiative to crack cold cases by taking out billboards in different parts of the city. All three women featured on the billboard...
Honda engineers use algae to capture emissions in spare time

Honda engineers use algae to capture emissions in spare time

Instead of fishing or playing golf, a pair of Honda Powersports engineers have been spending their weekends collecting kitchen grease from bars and restaurants and converting it to homemade biodiesel fuel. Now, their alternative energy hobby is turning into a much larger scale project. Experts said their work at Honda’s Research and Development facility in Raymond, Ohio demonstrated a possible...
Blustery, cold conditions through the day today

Blustery, cold conditions through the day today

Blustery and cold day Wind gusts up to 30 mph this afternoon Few light rain or snow showers late weekend TODAY:  Cloudy, blustery and cold during the rest of the day with highs reaching the upper 30s, Storm Center 7 Meteorologist McCall Vrydaghs said.  “Winds may gust as high as 3 0mph this afternoon and the will create wind chills in the upper 20s to lower 30s,&rdquo...
Springfield motel death determined to be drug overdose, sheriff says`

Springfield motel death determined to be drug overdose, sheriff says`

Investigators determined that the person died of a drug overdose, according to the Clark County Sheriff’s office.  The Clark County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed a death investigation is underway at the Drake Motel.  Officials said the death was reported just before midnight. Early Friday morning, the motel was taped off and officials remained on scene.  No other information...
Chief: Man critically injured after pickup goes under parked truck trailer

Chief: Man critically injured after pickup goes under parked truck trailer

It took crews nearly an hour Thursday night to free a man from the wreckage after he crashed his pickup truck into a stationary truck trailer on a residential street. “We found a full-size Chevy pickup truck that went completely under a trailer that had no tractor attached to it … that truck went up and underneath and the edge of the trailer was up on the driver’s chest,”...
Springfield cardiologist, wife plead guilty in federal health care fraud case

Springfield cardiologist, wife plead guilty in federal health care fraud case

A Springfield cardiologist and his wife changed pleas to guilty Thursday in a federal Medicare and Medicaid fraud case. Dr. Salim Dahdah and his wife, Cindy Dahdah, were headed to trial in early October on a July 2017 federal indictment accusing them of unlawfully raking in more than $2 million by billing, or causing billing to be submitted, for medically unnecessary medical tests and procedures...
First winter storm of season downs trees, power lines in Clark County

First winter storm of season downs trees, power lines in Clark County

The first winter storm of the season moved through the region Thursday bringing a wintry mix of snow, ice and rain and knocking out power to hundreds in the area. The morning commute was slowed by ice-covered roads. Schools in Clark and Champaign counties opened late or closed for the day. There were reports of downed trees and Ohio Edison’s website showed about 2,000 outages at the peak of...
What the first court appearances revealed about the Pike County murders investigation

What the first court appearances revealed about the Pike County murders investigation

The four family members charged with murdering eight members of a nearby Pike County family discussed ways to exact revenge on Ohio’s attorney general if one of them was individually arrested, prosecutors said in court Thursday. In addition to revenge against Ohio Gov.-elect Mike DeWine, the incumbent attorney general, the Wagner family reportedly discussed ways to exact revenge against Pike...
Ohio congresswoman may challenge Nancy Pelosi for speaker of the House

Ohio congresswoman may challenge Nancy Pelosi for speaker of the House

Rep. Marcia Fudge, a Cleveland Democrat who led the Congressional Black Caucus from 2012 to 2014, is considering challenging Nancy Pelosi for speaker of the House. Fudge, whose spokeswoman said she was unavailable for comment Thursday, told Cleveland.com late Wednesday she was considering a run for the top leadership position, and a spokeswoman Thursday confirmed that she was considering running....
Sex abuse investigation of deceased OSU doctor near conclusion

Sex abuse investigation of deceased OSU doctor near conclusion

Investigators reported to Ohio State University trustees on Thursday that it has received 150 first-hand accounts of sexual abuse by Dr. Richard Strauss, conducted 440 interviews and reviewed 34,000 documents. Between 1979 and 1997, Strauss worked at OSU as a team doctor, faculty member and physician at the student health center. He died by suicide in 2005 at age 67 in California. Perkins Coie, a...
Pike County murders: Grandmother in talks about revenge against DeWine, state says

Pike County murders: Grandmother in talks about revenge against DeWine, state says

A woman accused of helping cover up the 2016 Pike County murders reportedly took part in a conversation with the four suspected killers about getting revenge if they were arrested. Pike County Sheriff Charles Reader, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and a special agent in the AG’s office, according to prosecutors were possible targets discussed by Fredericka Wagner and the murder suspects....
Area employers still need seasonal help for holidays

Area employers still need seasonal help for holidays

Hundreds of seasonal jobs remain open in the region as retail stores and delivery companies prepare for the push of holiday spending expected in the next month. Amid a healthy economy with low unemployment and more disposable income, retailers, delivery companies distribution facilities and fulfillment centers are having a tougher time finding employees than past years. While fewer people are looking...
JCPenney earnings reports don’t show improvement

JCPenney earnings reports don’t show improvement

While JCPenney isn’t closing stores now, it’s not out of the question. The department store once again disappointed Wall Street with same-store sales dropping 5.4 percent last quarter and net sales decreasing 5.8 percent, according to a company statement. The company also lost more than $150 million, sending its stock price down 12 percent when the markets opened. “While restoring...
Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown talks about potential presidential run on WHIO Radio

Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown talks about potential presidential run on WHIO Radio

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown says his message of fighting for workers resonated in his recent election victory and he told WHIO Radio that’s the message he’d push if he decides to run for president in 2020. Right now he says he’s having family discussions about a potential run, but no decision has been made. “I don’t know what we’re going to do,” he told Miami...
Local manufacturer develops scholarship at Clark State

Local manufacturer develops scholarship at Clark State

The Clark State Foundation is working with a long-time Springfield manufacturer and will begin offering a new scholarship annually to two students majoring in manufacturing technologies at the community college. The Sweet Manufacturing Company will provide funding for the scholarships, which will cover the cost of tuition, fees, books and other course-related materials. Students who receive the scholarships...
Springfield, Urbana: What are you thankful for?

Springfield, Urbana: What are you thankful for?

The Springfield News-Sun wants to know what you are thankful for this holiday season. “We know that the world can sometimes seem negative,” Springfield News-Sun Editor Sharon Wilmore said. “We also know that when we look close to home, we find there’s a lot that people are thankful for in their everyday lives. Seeing what others appreciate can be inspiring to the rest of us...
WINTER WEATHER: 7 important updates you need to know right now

WINTER WEATHER: 7 important updates you need to know right now

An Ice Storm Warning was in effect for southern Miami Valley this morning. Counties included were Butler, Clinton, Greene, Montgomery, Preble, and Warren. Temperatures will continue to climb towards the middle 30s this morning. The ice threat will keep dropping, but there will be scattered rain showers through noon, Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini said.  A wintry mix is expected...
‘Heartbeat’ abortion bill passes Ohio House

‘Heartbeat’ abortion bill passes Ohio House

After more than an hour of heated debate, a controversial abortion ban that Gov. John Kasich vetoed two years ago passed the Ohio House on Thursday 60-35 and now heads to the Senate where its fate is unclear. The ‘heartbeat bill’ would prohibit abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected, which is as early as six weeks into a pregnancy. “This bill basically says if there is...
Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

COMMON PLEAS COURT NEW SUITS 18-CV-0574 - Mid America Mortgage, Inc., v. Christian N. Crain, New Carlisle, et al., complaint in foreclosure for property located at 1200 Klose Ave., New Carlisle, for $55,615. 18-CV-0577 - Lonnie R. Moore, 1802 S. Fountain Ave., v. Gregory E. Johnson, Enon, complaint in excess of $25,000 for damages and injuries suffered in an auto accident on Oct. 23. 18-CV-0580 -...
Clark County Municipal Court cases

Clark County Municipal Court cases

CASES CALLED TUESDAY INCLUDED: Rita D. Jones, 65, of 640 Cedar St., theft, guilty. Matthew R. Webb, 42, of 35 Greenmont, OVI, guilty, 53 days jail with 50 days suspended, three days credit for time served for driver’s intervention program, 12 months probation, 12 months driver’s license suspension, interlock required for modification, fined $375. Jacob T. Hawk, 20, of 2246 Seminole Ave...
School district will focus on supporting students after teen indicted on sex crime charges

School district will focus on supporting students after teen indicted on sex crime charges

The Logan County 15-year-old accused of assaulting a six-year-old on a Benjamin Logan school bus now faces additional charges after three other potential victims have been identified. Court documents show the teen was indicted Tuesday by a grand jury on two counts of rape and seven counts of gross sexual imposition. The indictment indicates three other potential victims in the case — another...
Clark, Champaign County ready for winter weather

Clark, Champaign County ready for winter weather

Clark and Champaign County crews are preparing for the winter season with thousands of tons of salt. WHIO Storm Center 7 forecast called for a winter mix to fall Thursday. A Winter Weather Advisory was issued for the entire Miami Valley for Wednesday beginning at 10 p.m. and was expected to last until Thursday at 12 p.m. The forecasts calls for the wintry mix to fall early Thursday causing roads to...
Passing flurries linger as winds increase; slick spots possible as temps drop

Passing flurries linger as winds increase; slick spots possible as temps drop

Passing flurries linger overnight as winds increase Some refreeze possible as temperatures drop overnight Few rain/snow showers to end the weekend Ovenight: Some flurries will linger into the overnight hours under cloudy skies, Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell said. Gusty winds will develop and may cause weakened tree limbs from the ice storm to come down. Wet surfaces may become...
How big was the Pike County murders investigation? 

How big was the Pike County murders investigation? 

More than four dozen law enforcement agencies helped investigators nab the family suspected of murdering eight of their friends in Pike County.  Arrested Tuesday were George “Billy” Wagner III, 47; his wife, Angela Wagner, 48; and their sons, George Wagner IV and Edward “Jake” Wagner, 27 and 26.  Rita Newcomb, 65, of South Webster and Fredericka Wagner, 76, grandmothers...
Acura SUV hits sales record

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...
At long last, murder charges bring relief, healing to Pike County

At long last, murder charges bring relief, healing to Pike County

As legal proceedings begin for the six people arrested in connection to the slaying of eight people in Pike County in 2016, a wave of relief spread over this rural community traumatized by 2½ years of not knowing if the case would ever be solved. The first suspect to appear in court was George “Billy” Wagner III, who said he wouldn’t fight extradition during his appearance...
2 local congressmen may compete to be top Republican on Judiciary Committee

2 local congressmen may compete to be top Republican on Judiciary Committee

Warren County-area Rep. Steve Chabot is one of two remaining Republicans in the House of Representatives who brought the case for impeachment against then–President Bill Clinton 20 years ago. Now, he’s arguing that experience could help him and other Republican fight off Democrats if they move forward on impeaching President Donald Trump. Chabot of Cincinnati, who just won a 12th term...
Pike County murders: Arrests ‘put a Band-Aid on an open wound’

Pike County murders: Arrests ‘put a Band-Aid on an open wound’

For more than 2½ years, uncertainty and fear hung over this rural community. Eight people had been gunned down in their homes and it wasn’t clear if detectives even had suspects. Were the killers still in their community? Would it ever be solved? Now state and local law enforcement officials claim they have the murderers in custody; a family of four was arrested Tuesday and charged with...
Wayne’s Landers on OSU defense: ‘Lot of things we still need to clean up’

Wayne’s Landers on OSU defense: ‘Lot of things we still need to clean up’

The Ohio State defense has been under fire throughout the 2018 season. The troubles started on opening day when Oregon State scored 31 points and totaled nearly 400 yards. That included 196 yards on the ground, touchdown runs of 78 and 80 yards plus a 49-yard score through the air. Although some of that damage was done against reserves, the seeds for season-long struggles were sown. Big plays continued...
Report: U.S. military at risk of losing war to Russia, China

Report: U.S. military at risk of losing war to Russia, China

Wright-Patterson Air Force Base may be the difference between victory and defeat if war eventually breaks out between the United States and Russia or China, a defense expert said about a new report out Wednesday. The U.S. is at risk of losing a war to either country, states a report released Wednesday by a bipartisan commission that Congress created to evaluate the Trump administration’s defense...
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...

Love giving Wright State strong play inside

As Loudon Love was finishing his post-game interview after a 14-point, 12-rebound effort against Toledo, coach Scott Nagy walked by him in the media room and, without looking up, said loud enough for his center to hear: “Fourteen and 12. I’ll take that every time.” That’s the kind of output the Raiders can usually expect from the preseason first-team All-Horizon League pick...
Wright State vs. North Florida: What to know about Saturday’s game

Wright State vs. North Florida: What to know about Saturday’s game

Who: North Florida (1-2) at Wright State (2-1) When: 3 p.m. Saturday TV: ESPN3 Radio: 106.5-FM Series: Tied 1-1 Coaches: Scott Nagy is 47-23 in his third year at Wright State and 457-263 in 24 years overall. Matthew Driscoll is 148-152 in his 10th year at North Florida. Probable Wright State starters Mark Hughes, 6-4, Sr., G, 8.7 Cole Gentry, 5-10, Jr., G, 16.3 Loudon Love, 6-9, So., F, 15.3 Bill...
Middletown man charged with double murder will get one trial

Middletown man charged with double murder will get one trial

A judge has ruled a Middletown man facing two murder charges for allegedly killing two woman will receive only one trial. James Geran, 45, is scheduled to go to trial on Dec. 10 in Butler County Common Pleas Court, but he was back in court Thursday for a hearing to separate the charges and allow two trials — one for each alleged killing. Geran killed his “business associate in criminal...
Krispy Kreme offers pumpkin spice, cinnamon swirl doughnut for Thanksgiving

Krispy Kreme offers pumpkin spice, cinnamon swirl doughnut for Thanksgiving

Fans of fall-flavored confections can rejoice this week after Krispy Kreme released its pumpkin spice glazed and cinnamon swirl doughnuts. >> Read more trending news  “Our cinnamon swirl doughnut accomplishes the unthinkable: You get a gooey cinnamon swirl, decadent cream cheese icing and melt in your mouth doughnut in every bite,” Brittany Dubin, culinary manager for Krispy...
Lone wild turkey brings city together

Lone wild turkey brings city together

Some people will call an elected official a turkey, but this “appointed” mayor is really a turkey. His name is Smoke and he’s a wild turkey who lives outside Green Bay, Wisconsin, in Ashwaubenon.  Smoke, according to The Washington Post, liked to chase cars, and “talk” to his constituents, gobbling like he was passing along some wisdom to his neighbors...
CNN v Trump White House: Jim Acosta's press credentials temporarily restored

CNN v Trump White House: Jim Acosta's press credentials temporarily restored

A judge ruled Friday that the White House must reinstate CNN reporter Jim Acosta’s press credentials after the news network filed suit earlier this week against President Donald Trump and his top aides. U.S. District Court Judge Timothy J. Kelly granted CNN a temporary restraining order after determining that the White House likely violated Acosta’s right to due process when he was banned...
Plane carrying Pitt cheerleaders forced to make emergency landing after odor fills cabin

Plane carrying Pitt cheerleaders forced to make emergency landing after odor fills cabin

An American Airlines flight carrying University of Pittsburgh cheerleaders was forced to make an emergency landing Friday in North Carolina because of an odor in the cabin. >> Read more trending news  The connecting flight from Charlotte was heading to Greensboro when there was a strong smell of smoke. Passengers on board told WSOCTV.com that they thought the plane caught on fire. ...
Ex-Alabama trooper shoots DA in face, is killed by police

Ex-Alabama trooper shoots DA in face, is killed by police

A west Alabama district attorney on Thursday survived what authorities are calling an “ambush-style shooting” by an unlikely suspect -- a former state trooper, who was subsequently killed by police.  Steven Smith Jr. was shot dead by officers who had just eaten lunch with Greg Griggers, the district attorney for the 17th Judicial Circuit, according Capt. Jason Roberts, of the...
Uber Eats driver found guilty of killing customer

Uber Eats driver found guilty of killing customer

A jury on Friday found former Uber Eats driver Robert Bivines guilty of several charges, including felony murder, for the February shooting death of his customer Ryan Thornton. >> Read more trending news  Update 12:45 p.m. EST Nov. 16: Jurors in Fulton County deliberated for roughly three hours Friday before finding Biviens guilty of malice murder, felony murder, aggravated...
Recalls: Dangerous baby carriers and poisonous tables 

Recalls: Dangerous baby carriers and poisonous tables 

Parents and those cleaning up from this week’s ice storm should check to see if they have this week’s recalled products. Jobs news: Amazon hiring in Butler Co.  Active Series baby carriers by LILLEbaby are being recalled because a clip can detach and cause your child to fall, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. There are three reports of the chest straps detaching...
Kansas county commissioner tells black woman he is part of ‘master race’

Kansas county commissioner tells black woman he is part of ‘master race’

A white Leavenworth county commissioner denigrated a black woman’s appearance and told her he was part of the “master race” after she presented a land-use study at a Tuesday commission meeting.  >> Read more trending news  "I don’t want you to think I am picking on you because we are part of the master race,” Commissioner Louis Klemp told the...
Wright State trustees may discuss pending legal action publicly today

Wright State trustees may discuss pending legal action publicly today

Wright State University’s board of trustees is expected to address “pending litigation” facing the school this afternoon during a public board meeting. Board Chairman Doug Fecher declined to comment on what the board may discuss regarding possible litigation. But, there are at least two outstanding legal issues facing the university. One is a federal investigation into the possible...
Who is WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange?

Who is WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange?

We have heard the name Julian Assange, but how did he become a household name? Assange was born on July 3, 1971, in Townsville, a city in the Australian state of Queensland, according to Biography.  He traveled with his mother Christine and stepfather Brett Assange, who were in the theater. After his mother and stepfather broke up, Assange moved around the world with his mother, attending...
Girls Soccer: Two area players named to All-Ohio team

Girls Soccer: Two area players named to All-Ohio team

Two local high school girls soccer players have been recognized among Ohio’s best this season. West Liberty-Salem High School senior Gabby Hollar was named the Ohio Scholastic Soccer Coaches Association Division III player of the year. “I was very shocked,” Hollar said. “It was a big surprise for me.” Shawnee High School senior Lena Jenssen was named first team in D-II...
Wittenberg junior wins NCAC Defensive Player of Year award

Wittenberg junior wins NCAC Defensive Player of Year award

Jonathan Seay became the third Wittenberg Tigers football player in a row to win the Hank Critchfield Award as the North Coast Athletic Conference’s top defensive player, the league announced Thursday. Seay, a junior from Miramar, Fla., followed the 2017 winner, Chandler Ferko, and the 2016 winner, Dustin Holmes. Wittenberg has had 11 players win the award. Seay had 77 total tackles (40 solo...
Newest Dayton recruit will bring ‘size and physicality’ to roster

Newest Dayton recruit will bring ‘size and physicality’ to roster

Moulaye Sissoko made it official Thursday, one day after the start of the early signing period, signing a national letter of intent with the Dayton Flyers. Sissoko, a 6-foot-10 forward from Mali in West Africa, attends Lincoln Academy in Suwanee, Ga. He signed his letter in a ceremony at the school. In seven games this season, he has averaged 15.4 points and 10.6 rebounds. » RELATED: Sissoko...
2-year-old wanders away from home, drowns in Texas lake

2-year-old wanders away from home, drowns in Texas lake

A 2-year-old boy died Thursday after wandering away from home and drowning in a nearby lake. >> Read more trending news  The toddler was found in Lake Houston, about five minutes after a 911 call was made about the missing child, KTRK reported.  Rescuers took the child to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Police: Traffic issues could linger due to high DP&L call volume

Police: Traffic issues could linger due to high DP&L call volume

Repairs have been made to a utility pole that was hit in a crash on West Spring Valley Pike and South Main Street in Centerville. Police said the intersection was reopened after DP&L crews arrived and completed their repairs.  Moraine police said Kettering Boulevard remains blocked south of Dorothy Lane until DP&L can repair a pole leaning over the roadway.  Police said Kettering Boulevard...
The best Amazon Black Friday deals of 2018

The best Amazon Black Friday deals of 2018

Not a fan of the chaos that inevitably comes with in-person Black Friday shopping? » RELATED: Amazon offers free shipping for all during 2018 holiday season If you’d rather get in on the fun from the comfort of your couch or bed, e-commerce giant Amazon has plenty of deals for its customers just in time for the holidays. Amazon is kicking off its device deals Friday, Nov...
Chris Watts murder case: Girlfriend speaks out before Watts’ sentencing

Chris Watts murder case: Girlfriend speaks out before Watts’ sentencing

The woman who said she had an affair with Chris Watts, the Colorado man who is set to be sentenced in the murders of his two daughters and pregnant wife, is telling her side of the story. >> Read more trending news  Nichol Kessinger’s exclusive interview with the Denver Post comes days before Watts is set to be sentenced to life in prison. Kessinger, 30, said she started dating...
Wright State moving forward with new $6.5-million archives center

Wright State moving forward with new $6.5-million archives center

Wright State University’s board of trustees is moving ahead with plans for a new $6.5-million archives center on Colonel Glenn Highway across from its main campus. The finance committee of the WSU board of trustees unanimously approved a resolution today to spend $450,000 raised by the Wright State Foundation for phase I of the project. The resolution will now proceed to the full board of trustees...
Man has shootout with police, tells police he ‘wanted to die’

Man has shootout with police, tells police he ‘wanted to die’

A motorist opened fire on police along a road in Arkansas Sunday. He allegedly told police he wanted to die, according to the probable cause, KFSM reported. A sheriff’s deputy tried to stop Luis Cobos-Cenobio for a traffic violation, but Cobos-Cenobio did not pull over immediately. Eventually he did, but when Cpl. Brett Thompson got out of his cruiser, Cobos-Cenobio got out of his car...
Pastor criticized for ‘distasteful’ Aretha Franklin eulogy coming to Dayton, standing by message  

Pastor criticized for ‘distasteful’ Aretha Franklin eulogy coming to Dayton, standing by message  

An Atlanta pastor heavily criticized for focusing on the ills of the black family at singer Aretha Franklin’s funeral will be the special guest at a Dayton church Sunday, Nov. 18.  On Thursday, Rev. Jasper Williams Jr., pastor emeritus of Atlanta’s Salem Bible Church, said he did not know yet exactly what he will say as part of his visit to St. Luke Missionary Baptist...
Deer carcasses left on cars outside Minnesota YMCA

Deer carcasses left on cars outside Minnesota YMCA

Minnesota police are trying to find out who put deer carcasses on the hoods of two cars parked outside a YMCA in St. Cloud on Wednesday night, WCCO reported. >> Read more trending news  Ali Abdullahi, a Somali interpreter who owned one of the cars, said he smelled something foul when he came out of the YMCA, the television station reported. “I thought that this was just somebody...
Ground turkey recall: 90K pounds recalled days before Thanksgiving

Ground turkey recall: 90K pounds recalled days before Thanksgiving

If ground turkey is on the menu for Thanksgiving, then you will need to check the freezer. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection service has issued a ground turkey recall, CNN reported. Jennie-O Turkey Store Sales, LLC has recalled 91,388 pounds of raw ground turkey after a sample tested positive for salmonella that matched a strain related to an outbreak, ...
New York school district puts 2-pack limit on condiments for students 

New York school district puts 2-pack limit on condiments for students 

A school district in New York has decided to limit students to dispensing two 9-gram packs of condiments per meal, Newsday reported. >> Read more trending news  Eastport-South Manor Assistant Superintendent Timothy Laube sent a letter to parents Tuesday that explained that the condiment crackdown was a move toward healthier eating habits for children and stricter adherence to...
Georgia inmates send heartfelt letter to sheriff after officer's death

Georgia inmates send heartfelt letter to sheriff after officer's death

A group of Georgia inmates are opening up about a heartfelt letter they sent to the sheriff in the wake of an officer's death in the line of duty.  >> Read more trending news  Officer Antwan Toney, 30, was shot and killed by a suspect while responding to a call on Oct. 21. The suspect was later killed by police. Last week, Sheriff Butch Conway shared a letter on Facebook...
Teacher: School banned him after he thanked students for saying Pledge of Allegiance

Teacher: School banned him after he thanked students for saying Pledge of Allegiance

A longtime substitute teacher at a suburban St. Louis high school said school administrators banned him after he thanked students for reciting the Pledge of Allegiance, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. >> Read more trending news  Jim Furkin, who taught for 10 years as a Parkway South High School substitute in Manchester, Missouri, said the ban was mandated after a student complained...
‘Real Housewives’ star coming to Centerville

‘Real Housewives’ star coming to Centerville

A “Real Housewives” star with a “rags to riches” story is heading to Centerville. Emily Simpson, a 1994 graduate of Middletown’s Madison High School, is scheduled to make a special appearance at Turbo Zone Fitness, 7917 S Suburban Drive, Centerville, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, Erica Monbeck, the gym’s owner, said.  Simpson...
Woman who needed soap cleans up with $200K lottery win

Woman who needed soap cleans up with $200K lottery win

A North Carolina woman who forgot to buy soap while shopping decided to buy a lottery ticket when she walked back into the store. >> Read more trending news  Doralee Preston-Price cleaned up big time, winning $200,000 on a holiday scratch-off ticket, WRAL reported.  While driving home after shopping, the Fayetteville resident realized she didn’t buy soap, the television...
Police: Toddler dies after shooting himself while parent slept

Police: Toddler dies after shooting himself while parent slept

A Georgia toddler allegedly shot and killed himself Thursday, police said. Investigators said they were called to a residence in Jonesboro around noon Thursday about the shooting. Police said the child’s father, Johnathan Butler, 31, was asleep in his bed when the 2-year-old climbed into bed with him. Officers said the toddler grabbed a handgun that was under a pillow in the bed...
Dallas airport workers find fossils more than 11,000 years old

Dallas airport workers find fossils more than 11,000 years old

Fossils believed to be more than 11,000 years old were found by two employees of Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, KXAS reported. >> Read more trending news  Pieces of a mammoth’s tooth and a bison thigh bone were found in a creek at the airport, WFAA reported.  “Two employees of the airport’s Environmental Affairs Department found the tooth while...
Connecticut mom upset after son's hair lit on fire at school

Connecticut mom upset after son's hair lit on fire at school

A Connecticut mother is angry after she said her 17-year-old son’s hair was set on fire, WTNH reported.  >> Read more trending news  Vivian Mabry, the teen’s mother, said the alleged attack occurred Oct. 26 at Cooperative Arts and Humanities High School in New Haven, the television station reported. Mabry said her son was sitting in piano class when a 15-year-old classmate...
Second member of Jacksonville rock band accused of sex crimes

Second member of Jacksonville rock band accused of sex crimes

The lead singer in a Florida-based rock band was arrested Nov. 8 on charges of sex crimes involving a teenager.  >> Read more trending news  Chad Valeu, 42, of Jacksonville, was charged with unlawful sexual activity with a teen, between the age of 16 and 17, and possession of child porn. Valeu is the second member of the band, Near Empty, arrested on child porn charges. ...
Record setter: David Hockney painting sells for $90.3M

Record setter: David Hockney painting sells for $90.3M

A painting by David Hockney fetched $90.3 million Thursday night, a record price for a living artist’s work, The New York Times reported.  >> Read more trending news  Hockney’s 1972 painting, “Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures),” sold in nine minutes at Christie’s, The Guardian reported. The British artist’s work topped the previous...
Dog steps on drug needle in Milwaukee neighborhood

Dog steps on drug needle in Milwaukee neighborhood

A Wisconsin woman walking her dog Tuesday morning had to remove a drug syringe from the animal’s paw when he stepped on it, WISN reported. >> Read more trending news  Christina Lawrence and her fiance were walking Jack Daniels, a chocolate lab-golden retriever, when the dog yelped, the television station reported. "Walking around daily, you see caps (to needles) lying in...
Massachusetts man uses machete to defend himself during home invasion

Massachusetts man uses machete to defend himself during home invasion

A Massachusetts man was listening to a meditation app in his bedroom when suddenly, things took a chaotic turn with a home invasion. >> Read more trending news  Two armed teenagers broke into Evan Luongo's home in Lynn. But what they didn't realize is that Luongo, a 37-year-old who keeps a machete under his bed, was fully prepared to defend himself.  “But like, &lsquo...
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