Clark County Fair: Young contenders show off hog controlling skills

Eight year old Anna Straup, a three year veteran, was awarded $25 and a trophy for her victory in the Pee Wee Hog Showmanship competition on the first day of the 2018 Clark County Fair. The fair opened Friday and runs through July 27. Participants are judged on how well they present and control their pig, said Greg Kaffenbarger Swine Superintendent for the Clark County Fair. “You can have the...


The Heritage Center: Military musket used to repair plow

The Heritage Center: Military musket used to repair plow

Preparing the grounds for agriculture meant clearing the land and turning the earth to plant crops, so plows, whether powered by mechanical power, animals, or people have always been vital. The earlier plow shown here, on display at the Heritage Center, was repaired using the ramrod from a military musket, providing a very literal interpretation of the phrase “swords to plowshares.” RELATED...
More than 100 former Ohio State students report sexual misconduct by doctor

More than 100 former Ohio State students report sexual misconduct by doctor

Ohio State University announced today that more than 100 former students have reported first-hand accounts of sexual misconduct by former school physician Richard Strauss. Strauss worked at OSU from the mid-1970s to the 1990s and died in 2005. In total, the university’s independent investigators have interviewed more than 200 former students and staff with information about Strauss. Investigators...
Fewer than 300 without power after storms knock out service 1,600 DP&L customers

Fewer than 300 without power after storms knock out service 1,600 DP&L customers

Fewer than 300 Dayton Power & Light customers without power after storms knocked out service to more than 1,600 across the region. The majority of outages, as of 7:50 p.m., are in Greene County, where there are 154 customers in the dark, according to the DP&L online outage map. Other outages include 80 in Montgomery County; 27 in Miami County; 6 in Mercer County; 3 each in Preble and Shelby counties...
What to do if you find the boa constrictor slithering in Springfield

What to do if you find the boa constrictor slithering in Springfield

With the shed skin of a boa constrictor found on a bike path in Springfield last week, Clark County officials are warning residents to be on the lookout for the possibly loose snake. The snake is not a threat to people, according to Tim Harrison, director for Outreach for Animals. Harrison, who has decades of experience with foreign animals, told NewsCenter 7’s John Bedell that the snake will...
Need back-to-school immunizations? Walmart is holding an event this weekend to help

Need back-to-school immunizations? Walmart is holding an event this weekend to help

Walmart will offer low-cost immunizations and free screenings for the back-to-school season on Saturday. Available at every Walmart store with a pharmacy across the nation, the company’s Wellness Day Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. will focus on immunizations. »RELATED: Back-to-school sales starting early as first day approaches Meningititis and tdap (tetanus/diphtheria/pertussis) immunizations...
Couple brings trained Bengal tigers to Clark County Fair

Couple brings trained Bengal tigers to Clark County Fair

Judit and Juergen Nerger have been training Bengal/Siberian tigers to perform for decades. This week, they are bringing the show to the 2018 Clark County Fair at the Clark County Fairgrounds. »RELATED: Clark County Fair entertainment combines new, favorite acts The tigers will perform on Saturday and Sunday at 3, 6, and 8:30 p.m., and at 6 and 8:30 p.m. weekdays, said Judit Nerger. It takes...
Springfield Bats headed to Babe Ruth regional tournament

Springfield Bats headed to Babe Ruth regional tournament

A local youth baseball team is headed to the Babe Ruth regional tournament in West Virginia next weekend. The 15-and-under Springfield Youth Baseball Association Bats finished second in the Babe Ruth state tournament last weekend, qualifying for the Ohio Valley regional tournament in Elkins, W. Va., July 26 through 30. “I knew we were going to have a pretty talented team this year, but I didn&rsquo...
Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

COMMON PLEAS COURT NEW SUITS 18-DR-0603 - Levi J. Coy, 2723 Anita Dr., v. Amanda M. Coy, 1332 Maiden Lane, complaint for divorce. 18-DS-0604 - Shaun Christopher Jones, Bellbrook, and Kimberly Sue Jones, Huber Heights, petition for dissolution of marriage. 18-DS-0606 - Melissa Dabe, 163 Shadla Road, and Bryan Dabe, 163 Shadla Road, petition for dissolution of marriage. 18-DS-0609 - Tonya Marie Bumbalough...
Ebay to lay off more than 200 workers

Ebay to lay off more than 200 workers

Ebay will permanently lay off 274 workers, according to plans filed with the State of California Employment Development Department. While Ebay reported a 9 percent increase in revenue this quarter, the business also saw a rise in operating expenses. GAAP operating margin in the quarter fell to 15.4 percent, compared to 19.8 percent for the same period last year, and non-GAAP operating margin fell...
Mark Wahlberg to open car dealership in Ohio

Mark Wahlberg to open car dealership in Ohio

Actor, producer and businessman Mark Wahlberg is partnering with veteran Chevy dealer Jay Feldman to launch his first car dealership in Ohio. Mark Wahlberg Chevrolet will open in Columbus, Ohio. The dealership was formerly known as Bobby Layman Chevrolet at 3900 West Broad Street. Feldman and Wahlberg have been friends for several years, and became partners in a Wahlburgers restaurant...
Clark County Municipal Court cases

Clark County Municipal Court cases

CASES CALLED WEDNESDAY INCLUDED: Scottie L. Cochran, 23, of 1220 Texas Ave., menacing, guilty, 30 days jail with 30 days suspended, fine and cost due Sept. 16, fined $50. William G. Dufner Jr., 33, of 1530 N. Belmont Ave., violation of temporary protection order, guilty, 60 days jail with 60 days suspended; violation of temporary protection order, dismissed. Tyrone L. Fambro Jr., 25, of 520 Taramore...
Springfield woman accused of fleeing police, crashing on South Limestone Street

Springfield woman accused of fleeing police, crashing on South Limestone Street

A Springfield woman allegedly tried to avoid a traffic stop but instead crashed her car on South Limestone Street. India Colquitt, 29, is charged in Clark County Municipal Court with failure to comply with order or signal of police officer and obstructing official business. She pleaded not guilty to the charges. MORE: Police: Springfield man stabbed in back during large fight Springfield police began...
Greene County asks court to dismiss Xenia’s annexation case

Greene County asks court to dismiss Xenia’s annexation case

Greene County is asking the Ohio Second District Court of Appeals to dismiss the City of Xenia’s claims that county commissioners failed to meet their obligations in the city’s attempt to annex land connected to Central State University. Attorneys representing the county commission board last week filed a motion to dismiss and an answer to Xenia’s writ of mandamus, which asks the...
Clark County Fair entertainment combines new, favorite acts

Clark County Fair entertainment combines new, favorite acts

From the midway to the big tent to the grandstand, this year’s Clark County Fair will offer entertainment experiences as sharp as a tiger’s tooth, fast as a drag race and as thrilling as a 90-foot drop. Tigers and pigs will be on the midway, country, rock, jazz and Christian music in the big tent and races pulls and scrambles will be near the grandstand when the fair returns Friday, July...
Rides at Clark Co. Fair go through intensive inspections

Rides at Clark Co. Fair go through intensive inspections

Before the first kid is strapped into the Kamikaze at the Clark County Fair, the Ohio Department of Agriculture said each ride has gone through a series of thorough checks. According to a fact sheet provided by the agency, the state employs eight full-time inspectors who regularly inspect more than 4,000 rides across the state, which includes the 30 rides at Clark County’s Fair. CLARK CO. FAIR...
Showers, storms taper off tonight

Showers, storms taper off tonight

Tonight: Showers and storms, some heavy, will gradually taper down after midnight, Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell said. Temperatures will fall into the middle 60s overnight. Saturday: Expect showers and storms to increase in coverage through the afternoon hours. Temperatures will hold in the upper 70s. Saturday: Expect showers and storms...
Jury convicts teen who says alternate personality killed his dad’s girlfriend

Jury convicts teen who says alternate personality killed his dad’s girlfriend

It only took three hours of deliberations Wednesday for a jury to convict a 16-year-old Champaign County boy in the stabbing and shooting death of his father’s longtime girlfriend. Donovan Nicholas was found guilty of aggravated murder and murder, the Columbus Dispatch reported, in the death of 40-year-old Heidi Fay Taylor in April 2017. He will be sentenced Tuesday. He was tried as an...
Shooting death of Springfield man ruled homicide; victim identified

Shooting death of Springfield man ruled homicide; victim identified

A man shot and killed on Russell Avenue has been identified as Gary Cameron, 21 of Springfield, according to the Clark County Coroner’s Office.  His death has been ruled a homicide, according to the coroner’s office.  We’ll continue to update this story as we learn more.  The victim of a shooting on Russell Avenue in Springfield early Friday morning has died, according...
Discovery of body in Bethel Twp., Clark County, prompts death investigation

Discovery of body in Bethel Twp., Clark County, prompts death investigation

The discovery of a body in a residence in the 800 block of Edgewick Road in Bethel Twp., Clark County, has prompted a death investigation by the sheriff's office.  Sheriff's detectives were at the residence at midnight, awaiting the arrival of a county coroner's investigator. Crime scene tape has been installed around the home and the property as part of the investigation.  Deputies were...
CDC: Salmonella outbreak linked to raw turkey products

CDC: Salmonella outbreak linked to raw turkey products

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, public health and regulatory officials announced Thursday afternoon they are currently investigating a Salmonella outbreak linked to raw turkey products. Ninety people in 26 states have been affected, with two cases reported in Ohio. Forty people have been hospitalized.  According to the CDC, raw turkey products from a variety of sources have been...
Clark County Fair opens Friday with ‘something for everyone’

Clark County Fair opens Friday with ‘something for everyone’

The 71st annual Clark County Fair opens Friday with plenty of activities for agricultural enthusiasts, carnival goers, and returning guests alike. The fair runs through July 27. Gates open each day at 8 a.m. TRENDING ONLINE: Missing Springfield man found alive after search General admission is $6. Admission is free for children five and under. Parking is free. A weekly pass is $30.00. All concerts...
Strong storms spawn several Iowa tornadoes; workers hurt after factory hit

Strong storms spawn several Iowa tornadoes; workers hurt after factory hit

Multiple funnel clouds formed this afternoon as powerful storms passed over the Central Plains. The hardest hit was suburban Des Moines, Iowa, where two tornadoes developed at the same time near Marshalltown and several workers were injured when a twister hit the Vermeer Corp. plant in Pella. Pella Police Lt. Shane Cox told KCCI-TV, a CBS affiliate, that he didn’t know the extent of injuries...
Multiple vehicle accident reported near W. National Rd. in Springfield

Multiple vehicle accident reported near W. National Rd. in Springfield

An accident involving three vehicles has been reported in front of 2700 W. National Road in Springfield. According to scanner reports, Ohio State Highway Patrol units were dispatched to the scene at approximately 6:51 p.m. A second medic is also en route. One person has reportedly been transported to the hospital, injuries unknown.  We will update this story as more information becomes available...
Romance scams: How to spot, avoid a costly relationship

Romance scams: How to spot, avoid a costly relationship

“She said all the right things. I’m an older man, kind of lonely. I was looking for a change and she hit me at just exactly the right time.”  A Centerville man thought he found love, but now he knows it was a lie. He lost $800 in a romance scam and wants to warn others.  He requested to be known only as “Joe” to protect his identity out of fear of losing his...
Jim Jordan blames political rivals for Ohio State sex allegations

Jim Jordan blames political rivals for Ohio State sex allegations

WASHINGTON — Rep. Jim Jordan suggested those on the left “choreographed” accusations that as an assistant wrestling coach at Ohio State he ignored warnings from wrestlers that a team doctor engaged in inappropriate behavior with them. During an interview Thursday with Fox News, Jordan, R-Urbana, said he found it “suspect” the charges have emerged this summer as he and...
Springfield OKs ballot measure seeking voter approval for fluoride

Springfield OKs ballot measure seeking voter approval for fluoride

Springfield city commissioners voted Tuesday to move ahead with a proposal that would allow voters to decide whether to add fluoride to the city’s water supply. The vote Tuesday will allow the city to file the appropriate paper work with the Clark County Board of Elections putting the issue on the ballot, said Bryan Heck, deputy city manager for Springfield. MORE: Home sales down in region due...
Clark County Municipal Court cases

Clark County Municipal Court cases

CASES CALLED TUESDAY INCLUDED: Christopher T. Berrien, 36, of 1943 Amanda St., OVI, guilty, 180 days jail with 110 days suspended, 18 months probation, 24 months driver’s license suspension, restricted plates and interlock required for modification, fined $1,000; OVI, fail stop/yield stop sign, dismissed. Robert W. Holmes, 66, of 5349 Johnson Road, felonious assault/weapon, domestic violence...
Major meal kit provider shuts down abruptly

Major meal kit provider shuts down abruptly

A major meal kit company suddenly halted services earlier this week, shortly after announcing a partnership with Walgreens. Customers haven’t been able to place orders on the Chef’d website since Tuesday. When trying to place an order, shoppers receive an error message reading “Due to some technical difficulties we can no longer accept orders as of right now. We apologize for any...
Ohio State to test specialty retailer’s new concept shop

Ohio State to test specialty retailer’s new concept shop

Ohio State University will be one of two colleges in the United States to test a new Abercrombie & Fitch concept store. The New Albany, Ohio-headquartered apparel company will open a 3,350-square-foot campus shop in the Gateway District on High Street to serve as a “learning lab” in digital-physical retail integration, according to executive vice president of retail real estate at Steiner...
Pickle-flavored cotton candy? Ohio candy store to sell new item

Pickle-flavored cotton candy? Ohio candy store to sell new item

Pucker up! Grandpa Joe’s is offering a new pickle-flavored, sweet treat. Grandpa Joe’s, which has locations in Miamisburg and Middletown, just added a new sour treat for candy lovers. Co-owner Tiffany Kelly said customers “love their pickles.” The candy shop saw a surge in popularity after introducing pickle-flavored soda at the store. » TRENDING: Harry Potter festival...
Bellefontaine dairy wins first in state fair cheese contest

Bellefontaine dairy wins first in state fair cheese contest

The Blue Jacket Dairy in Logan County won a top prize at the Ohio State Fair, according to information from the company. The dairy, at 1434 County Road 11 in Bellefontaine, earned a ribbon for first place in the soft and spreadable cheese category. The company won for its Lemon Jewel Quark, its sweet breakfast cheese. “It is an honor to receive an award for our Lemon Jewel Quark,” said...
Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

COMMON PLEAS COURT NEW SUITS 18-CV-0329 - KeyBank NA v. Greg Richard Kittles, Delaware, et al., complaint in foreclosure in rem for property located at 1970 Willoughby Ave. 18-CV-0337 - Community Mercy Partners dba Oakwood Village, 1500 Villa Road, v. Charles R. Trumbo and Carol Wooten, 1233 Innisfallen Ave., complaint for $24,925 for breach of contract, etc. 18-CV-0338 - Ethan Haught, Sabina, v....
Springfield man indicted on charge of ethnic intimidation

Springfield man indicted on charge of ethnic intimidation

A Springfield man was indicted this week in connection with him allegedly using an ethnic slur. James Campbell Jr., 58, of Springfield, was indicted on a charge of ethnic intimidation in Clark County Common Pleas Court. Springfield police began their investigation when they were called to a home on June 27. There they met a man who said Campbell Jr. was outside of his home “causing a scene&rdquo...
Springfield man, 74, missing since Monday is found alive after search

Springfield man, 74, missing since Monday is found alive after search

A 74-year-old missing Springfield man who suffers from Alzheimer’s disease has been found alive and is being provided medical attention after being found in a wooded area where police have been searching for him since this morning. Jack Dietsch’s vehicle was found around 8:15 a.m. abandoned in a field in the area of Titus Lane in Springfield Twp., Clark County. Multiple officers from different...
Police: Springfield man stabbed in back during large fight

Police: Springfield man stabbed in back during large fight

Springfield police are investigating a large fight where a man was allegedly stabbed in the back with a butcher knife. Police officers were dispatched to Springfield Regional Medical Center Wednesday night were they spoke to two brothers who said they were walking home from a gas station on North Limestone Street Tuesday morning when they heard people yelling. MORE: Man who allegedly led police on...
Statewide Amber Alert canceled for 9-year-old Indiana boy

Statewide Amber Alert canceled for 9-year-old Indiana boy

The Amber Alert for a 9-year-old boy who was reported missing out of South Bend has been canceled, according to the St. Joseph County Police Department. No other information was available at this time. A statewide Amber Alert has been issued for a 9-year-old boy missing out of South Bend, according to CBS4 Indy. John D. Gyuriak is a white male, four-foot-one inches tall, and 70 pounds. He has...
Clark State to hold graduation for Aspire students

Clark State to hold graduation for Aspire students

Twenty-six students are expected to graduate tonight from Clark State Community College’s Aspire program. The college will also recognize nine English as a Second Language (ESOL) students. The ceremonies will be held at 5:30 p.m. at the Hollenbeck Bayley Creative Arts and Conference Center. Aspire - formerly the ABLE/GED program - includes high school equivalency; ESOL for English speakers of...
Clark County Land Bank to demolish nearly two dozen properties this summer

Clark County Land Bank to demolish nearly two dozen properties this summer

The Clark County Land Bank is giving new life to a property that had been left in total disrepair. The house on the Woodward Avenue property was torn down, making it the 100th property to be demolished by the Land Bank. Another 15 to 20 properties are scheduled to be demolished by the Land Bank during July and August, according to Ethan Harris, Assistant Executive Director for the Land Bank. Before...
Severe weather possible here for the weekend

Severe weather possible here for the weekend

The severe weather that spawned numerous tornadoes across the Central Plains will shift east and south overnight and into the day Friday, with the threat for severe weather developing here during the afternoon hours,  Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell said. “While a line of storms will be possible in the morning, the main activity is expected to occur near or shortly before...
1 hospitalized after mobile home fire in Clark County

1 hospitalized after mobile home fire in Clark County

UPDATE @ 3:15 a.m: One person was transported to an area hospital after a fire occurred at a mobile home in South Vienna early Thursday morning. Fire crews responded to the 10000 block of Buena Vista Road just after 2 a.m. on a fully involved trailer fire, according to initial reports. Damage estimates were not immediately available, however, officials said damage to the inside of the trailer...
Family, friends share memories of 70-year-old killed in Springfield

Family, friends share memories of 70-year-old killed in Springfield

Friends and family describe 70-year-old Howard Edley as a hardworking man who loved God. “He was connected and he did make a difference. And that’s what his life was about — making a difference in the lives of other people,” said family friend, Robin Henry. EARLIER: Police ask for information in shooting death of 70-year-old Henry said she’s known Edley since she was...
Weather Wise Q&A 

Weather Wise Q&A 

Have you ever pulled up the radar on your phone or watched on TV and see what appears to be precipitation on radar when the sun is out?  You may think there is something wrong with the radar, but actually, there is not. You are seeing ground clutter.  Doppler Radar is so sensitive it can pick up insect and bird migrations and low-level air traffic.  Our Live Doppler 7 Radar, located...
Millions fall for South Carolina dentist in viral ‘In My Fillings’ dance video

Millions fall for South Carolina dentist in viral ‘In My Fillings’ dance video

A dentist in Greenville, South Carolina, is inspiring millions to get their teeth cleaned after taking on the Drake-inspired “In My Feelings” dance challenge. Dr. Rich Constantine’s version of the “shiggy” -- a dance inspired by the rapper -- has over 24 million views on Facebook. >> Read more trending news  Over 100,000 people have commented on the...
Transgender woman says CVS pharmacist refused to fill hormone prescriptions

Transgender woman says CVS pharmacist refused to fill hormone prescriptions

A transgender woman in Phoenix has filed a formal complaint against CVS with the Arizona Board of Pharmacy, after she said a pharmacist refused to fill her hormone prescriptions and humiliated her in front of other customers. >> Read more trending news  In a blog on the ACLU of Arizona website, Hilde Hall said it was the first time she filled the prescription for hormone therapy. &ldquo...
911 call released in high school football player's death: ‘I just shot my friend’

911 call released in high school football player's death: ‘I just shot my friend’

Police have released the heartbreaking 911 call a Charlotte teenager made after authorities said he shot and killed his friend, WSOC reports.  “I just, I just shot my friend,” Jermarion Worthy can be heard telling the dispatcher. “Somebody just shot through the house.” “Is anyone injured?” the dispatcher asked. “He's shot in the head. Someone...
No winner in Friday’s Mega Millions jackpot; prize skyrockets to $493 million

No winner in Friday’s Mega Millions jackpot; prize skyrockets to $493 million

No winners in Friday’s Mega Millions means the jackpot keeps rising -- Tuesday’s drawing has topped $493 million. It’s possible that the prize could surge over the half-billion mark based on ticket sales, lottery officials state. >> Read more trending news  Tuesday’s jackpot of $493 million will be the fifth-largest in Mega Millions history. If there is a winner...
Rapper Offset, of trio Migos, arrested in metro Atlanta on weapon, drug charges

Rapper Offset, of trio Migos, arrested in metro Atlanta on weapon, drug charges

Rapper Offset, of the trio Migos, was arrested Friday on weapon and drug charges in Georgia, WSB reports.  Clayton County police said the rapper, whose real name is Kiari Cephus, and his bodyguard, Senay Gezahgn, were traveling in Jonesboro, just outside Atlanta, when the 2014 Porsche 911 Carrera that Offset was driving was pulled over after an improper lane change.  >> Read more...
Stately 2-story boasts spacious interior

Stately 2-story boasts spacious interior

HOUSE FEATURE 45 Rue St. Clair Drive, Urbana 3-season room provides entertainment space Contributing writer Situated on a cul-de-sac, the two-story home at 45 Rue St. Clair Drive in Urbana boasts approximately 2,410 square feet of living space. The property is listed by RE/MAX Alliance Realty for $269,900. This four-bedroom home was built in 1974. Special features include quartz countertops, built-in...
This video of a chimp seeing its foster parents again is the best thing you'll see all day

This video of a chimp seeing its foster parents again is the best thing you'll see all day

We can't stop watching. The precious video of a chimp reuniting with its foster parents is guaranteed to bring a smile to your face. The Zoological Wildlife Foundation in Miami posted the video of Limbani on its Instagram and Facebook page. They said Limbani was born with pneumonia and was rejected by his mother. Tania Sanchez and her husband, Jorge, jumped in to help. The couple took on...
Deputies shoot armed man in Florida who punched dog in head multiple times

Deputies shoot armed man in Florida who punched dog in head multiple times

Deputies shot an armed man Friday evening in The Villages near Lady Lake, Florida, the Sumter County Sheriff's Office said. Deputies were called shortly before 6:30 p.m after a report of a domestic disturbance, Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Michelle Keszey said. "The victim met deputies at a nearby church where she stated the suspect punched her dog in the face three times," Keszey said....
Mega Millions jackpot reaches $433M for Friday’s drawing

Mega Millions jackpot reaches $433M for Friday’s drawing

UPDATE: The winning numbers for Friday, July 20 were: 01-14-30-44-62 >> Read more trending news  The Mega Millions jackpot reached $433 million ahead of Friday night’s drawing. It is the sixth-largest prize in the game’s history, lottery officials said in a news release. It is also the seventh time the jackpot has exceeded $400 million. While the top prize...
Former Georgia Tech frat president admits raping ex-girlfriend, sentenced to 20 years

Former Georgia Tech frat president admits raping ex-girlfriend, sentenced to 20 years

A former Georgia Tech fraternity president pleaded guilty to rape Friday, more than two years after police say he sexually assaulted his ex-girlfriend on her 21st birthday, The Fulton County District Attorney’s Office said in a release detailing the sex crime.  >> Read more trending news  Christian Kahf’s ex-girlfriend told police he raped her at least seven times over...
Moderate alcohol consumption could help boost male fertility, study finds

Moderate alcohol consumption could help boost male fertility, study finds

A healthy diet and lifestyle can help boost male fertility and drinking alcohol could also be effective, according to a new report.  >> Read more trending news  Researchers from health institutions in Italy recently conducted a study, published in the Andrology journal, to determine the association between alcohol intake and male reproductive function.  To do so, they...
Gravesite for ‘Buckskin Girl’ gets new headstone with her name

Gravesite for ‘Buckskin Girl’ gets new headstone with her name

It took nearly 37 years before a positive ID was made of Jane Doe whose body was found along a Miami County road, but only a short time for donations and creation of a new stone marking her grave in Troy. Marcia Sossomon King of Arkansas, who was 21 when she died in 1981, was remembered Friday with the placement of the stone and a memorial service at Riverside Cemetery. The name Sossomon, her father&rsquo...
Move Over law initiative to take place until July 28

Move Over law initiative to take place until July 28

The Ohio State Highway Patrol and members of the 6-State Trooper Project will be collaborating to focus on enforcing the Move Over law, which now exists in all 50 states.  This initiative will begin on Sunday, July 22 at 12:01 a.m. and end on Saturday, July 28 at 11:59 p.m., according to a release. The high-visibility enforcement will include state police from Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Pennsylvania...
Tourist attraction in Georgia suspends duck boats after Missouri tragedy

Tourist attraction in Georgia suspends duck boats after Missouri tragedy

Stone Mountain Park in DeKalb County, Georgia, canceled duck boat rides for Friday and Saturday in light of the tragedy in Missouri on Thursday. The accident that killed 17 people on Table Rock Lake in Branson, Missouri, prompted the metro Atlanta attraction to pause letting visitors ride. “All of us at Stone Mountain Park are heartbroken about the accident that happened last evening on...
'Guardians of the Galaxy' director James Gunn fired over offensive tweets

'Guardians of the Galaxy' director James Gunn fired over offensive tweets

The director of the successful “Guardians of the Galaxy” movies, James Gunn, has been fired from the franchise’s third installment over offensive tweets about pedophilia and rape. >> Read more trending news  The shocking tweets, which had been taken down, aren’t new and Gunn had apologized for them in the past, but conservative media personalities resurfaced...
Michael Cohen secretly taped Donald Trump in 2016, attorney confirms

Michael Cohen secretly taped Donald Trump in 2016, attorney confirms

Update 7:00 p.m. EDT July 20: An attorney for  Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s longtime former attorney, has confirmed that Cohen secretly recorded conversations with Trump and that he does have a recording made in 2016 before the presidential election about a former Playboy Playmate who claims that she had a year-long affair with Trump in 2006. Cohen’s attorney Lanny Davis...
Man kidnapped, tortured by fake police officers in Tennessee

Man kidnapped, tortured by fake police officers in Tennessee

A man in Memphis, Tennessee, was kidnapped and brutally beaten by a man and a woman who posed as police officers during the attack. An arrest affidavit detailed the horrific crimes, which occurred on July 13.  Police said the victim had just gotten into his car to drive to work when a Ford Taurus pulled up behind him with flashing lights. Two people got out of the car wearing vests that read...
Cruiser cam: Troopers rescue Colombian players from I-71 berm

Cruiser cam: Troopers rescue Colombian players from I-71 berm

Three Colombians in Ohio for the World Flying Disc World Championships chuckled as they were delivered to their hotel in an Ohio Highway Patrol cruiser on July, a cruiser-cam video shows. The drop-off at the Cincinnati Marriott Northeast concluded a series of events on July 12 touched off when two players and a volunteer affiliated with Oso Club Ultimate were put off a Greyhound bus about midnight...
Men charged with stealing $8 million in rare items from Pittsburgh library

Men charged with stealing $8 million in rare items from Pittsburgh library

Two men are facing charges of stealing or damaging more than $8 million in rare books and materials from the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh for over two decades. Investigators Friday charged Greg Priore and John Schulman, alleging the two men worked together to remove the items from the Oliver Room.  According to the criminal complaint, Priore worked as the manager and sole archivist of the Oliver...
Florida man caught huffing at Walmart, had seven cans around him

Florida man caught huffing at Walmart, had seven cans around him

A Yulee, Florida, man was seen lying on the ground, shaking and inhaling from a can of compressed air outside a Nassau County Walmart, deputies said in a report. Sean Humberson, 31, was found next to a dumpster with seven cans of Dust-Off around him, the report said. He was taken to Baptist Medical Center Nassau for evaluation and was later arrested and charged with inhaling dangerous chemicals and...

Hamilton grad impressive, but Dragons fall 1-0 in 10 innings

Hamilton High School graduate Patrick McGuff turned in another impressive outing for the Dayton Dragons on Thursday night, but that couldn’t prevent the host Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (Brewers) from posting a 1-0 win in 10 innings. »KATZ: After the draft McGuff made his second start since being signed as a free agent from the Evansville Otters of the independent Frontier League. He pitched...
Emaciated teen found living in barn eating sticks, grass, investigators say

Emaciated teen found living in barn eating sticks, grass, investigators say

Investigators discovered an emaciated 15-year-old boy living in a barn and eating sticks and grass while his family had plenty of food inside a house in rural Oklahoma, police said.  Someone passing by the residence was concerned and called authorities, who said the 80-pound boy was likely only going to be able to live another week in those conditions, according to the Shawnee News-Star...
9 members of one family among 17 killed in duck boat accident on lake in Branson, Missouri 

9 members of one family among 17 killed in duck boat accident on lake in Branson, Missouri 

A duck boat accident on Table Rock Lake in Branson, Missouri, Thursday night killed 17 people, including the boat’s driver and nine members of an Indiana family, and injured 14, according to authorities. >> Read more trending news  Update 1:30 a.m. EDT July 21: Authorities have identified more victims in the duck boat accident. Steve Smith and his teenage son, Lance Smith, from...
Dayton gridiron hero LaVar Glover on walking away, playing golf and building bridges after the NFL 

Dayton gridiron hero LaVar Glover on walking away, playing golf and building bridges after the NFL 

While his college football teammates were shaking it up and shutting down bars, Dayton football hero LaVar Glover was sharing a bedroom with the 15-year-old brother he was trying to set on the right path.  Glover, now the director of self-sufficiency at Community Action Partnership, talked to Amelia Robinson about his unconventional life for the latest episode of the “What Had...
After the draft: Teams always on the lookout for the next best thing

After the draft: Teams always on the lookout for the next best thing

With the potential of 40 new players being signed by major league franchises every summer from the free agent draft – not counting international free agents mostly out of Venezuela and the Dominican Republic – it would seem franchises would have enough players to stock their teams. Think again. Attrition – including injuries, releases and other needs – create vacancies, especially...
More pregnant women are having heart attacks, here’s why

More pregnant women are having heart attacks, here’s why

The risk of having a heart attack during pregnancy and labor is rising, according to a new report.  >> Read more trending news  Researchers from the New York University School of Medicine recently conducted a study, published in the Mayo Clinics Proceedings, to determine the frequency of heart attacks among pregnant patients.  To do so, they assessed more than 49 million...
Willie Nelson announces Frank Sinatra covers album, ‘My Way’

Willie Nelson announces Frank Sinatra covers album, ‘My Way’

Willie Nelson’s newest album will be one of Frank Sinatra covers. Rolling Stone reported that the 85-year-old country music and songwriting icon will release “My Way” Sept. 14. It will be the second album he’s released this year. He released “Last Man Standing” in April. >> Read more trending news  Nelson and the late Sinatra were good friends...
New blood test could detect skin cancer early, study finds

New blood test could detect skin cancer early, study finds

Researchers in Australia have developed a blood test that could potentially detect melanoma, the deadliest kind of skin cancer, in its early stages. >> Read more trending news  Scientists at Edith Cowan University in Joondalup, Australia, recruited a total of 245 study participants who were either healthy or diagnosed by routine pathological exams of their respective tumors. Researchers...
Woman vows to pop Trump balloon, creates GoFundMe for bail

Woman vows to pop Trump balloon, creates GoFundMe for bail

A crowdfunding account set up to raise money for a the bail of a woman who vowed to pop a balloon ridiculing President Donald Trump was removed by GoFundMe shortly after it was created.  Kathie Kitt Conklin started the first crowdfunding campaign after seeing reports about a New Jersey man who wanted to bring the Baby Trump balloon seen during the president’s visit to the United Kingdom...
McDonald’s pulls salads from 3,000 locations after cyclosporiasis outbreak expands to more states

McDonald’s pulls salads from 3,000 locations after cyclosporiasis outbreak expands to more states

More states have reported an outbreak of cyclosporiasis illnesses that have likely come from salads at McDonald’s. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are working with state and local officials to investigate the outbreak. >> Read more trending news  According to the CDC, 163 people in 10 states have gotten...
Disney: ′Star Wars Clone Wars′ will be back, announcement made at San Diego Comic Con

Disney: ′Star Wars Clone Wars′ will be back, announcement made at San Diego Comic Con

One of the first big announcements coming out of San Diego Comic Con 2018 is that “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” will be back for a new season.  Dave Filoni made the announcement Thursday during a 10th anniversary celebration of the animated series that filled in the gap between “Star Wars” episodes II and IV.  There will be 12 new episodes that will be released on Disney&rsquo...
Why ‘Star Wars’ and ‘True Blood’ star was in Yellow Springs — and what her famous friend Dave Chappelle told us about it

Why ‘Star Wars’ and ‘True Blood’ star was in Yellow Springs — and what her famous friend Dave Chappelle told us about it

Janina Gavankar has her hands in many pots — acting, writing, technology and gaming, orchestrating percussion — to name a few. Yesterday, however, she had her hands full of fresh water from the Yellow Spring — Yellow Spring’s namesake.  “It was better than Evian. It was so clean. I wish I had a water bottle so I could’ve filled it up. That was the first...
Jennifer Hudson, Taylor Swift to star in movie adaptation of 'Cats' musical

Jennifer Hudson, Taylor Swift to star in movie adaptation of 'Cats' musical

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s hit musical “Cats” is finally getting a film version. Playbill reported that Jennifer Hudson, Taylor Swift, James Corden and Ian McKellen are set to star in the film adaptation. >> Read more trending news  It was previously reported that the film would be directed by Oscar-winning director Tom Hooper, whose previous credits include &ldquo...
Streaming services like Netflix, Spotify could soon have emergency alerts

Streaming services like Netflix, Spotify could soon have emergency alerts

A new bill introduced in the Senate Wednesday, if passed by Congress, would explore establishing a system to offer emergency alerts to audio and video online streaming services, such as Netflix and Spotify. Senate Bill 3238, also known as “The READI Act,” was introduced by Sen. Brian Schatz D-Hawaii, and is co-sponsored by Sen. John Thune R-S.D. “The bipartisan legislation...
GOP leaders to bring Republican National Convention to Charlotte

GOP leaders to bring Republican National Convention to Charlotte

The Republican Party will host its 2020 presidential nominating convention in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Republican National Convention Site Selection Committee on Wednesday voted unanimously in a closed session to select the Queen City to host the convention. The 168-member RNC delegation made it official with a vote Friday. In a candid question-and-answer segment organized by Charlotte City...
Lego re-creates James Bond's Aston Martin DB5 from 'Goldfinger'

Lego re-creates James Bond's Aston Martin DB5 from 'Goldfinger'

James Bond fans can now purchase his famous car in Lego form. Lego announced the launch of the Lego Creator Expert James Bond Aston Martin DB5 Wednesday. The silver luxury vehicle is from the 1964 Bond film “Goldfinger.” >> Read more trending news  “The model has been designed to provide a challenging and rewarding building experience full of nostalgia &mdash...
Amazing stat explains just how good this Reds player is at the plate

Amazing stat explains just how good this Reds player is at the plate

Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto pointed to his ability to hit the ball hard and where he wants to on a consistent basis as his greatest strength last week. “If I want to hit fly balls all the time, I can,” Votto said. “If I want to hit line drives all the time, I can.” The numbers prove that. According to FanGraphs.com, Votto has popped out on the infield only 16 times...
Fence doesn’t keep boy, ‘new best friend’ from playing fetch

Fence doesn’t keep boy, ‘new best friend’ from playing fetch

A Minnesota 2-year-old and a neighbor’s dog have become viral video stars after a family friend recorded them playing a unique game of fetch that even a wooden fence couldn’t stop.  Chad Nelson, a photojournalist with KARE11 in Minneapolis, told the news station that he, his wife and their son Conway were at a friend’s Savage home for a play date Wednesday evening when...
Mark Wahlberg launches Mark Wahlberg Chevrolet dealership in Ohio

Mark Wahlberg launches Mark Wahlberg Chevrolet dealership in Ohio

Actor Mark Wahlberg is partnering with longtime Chevy dealer Jay Feldman to launch his first car dealership in Ohio. Mark Wahlberg Chevrolet will open in Columbus, Ohio. The dealership was formerly known as Bobby Layman Chevrolet. Feldman and Wahlberg have been friends for several years, and became partners in a Wahlburgers restaurant in Cleveland. >> Read more trending news  According...
RECALL ROUNDUP: Here’s the latest recall from the past week

RECALL ROUNDUP: Here’s the latest recall from the past week

Some potentially dangerous home décor is under recall, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.  Mirrors by Crate and Barrel are being recalled because they could come apart and cut you.  The Josephine style mirrors have the number 215-037 printed on the tag. They were sold individually and in packs of three.  There are three reports of the mirror glass coming loose...
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