Police: Springfield kids lived in a home with ‘human feces on the floor’

A Springfield man is accused of allowing children to live in a home where so many dirty dishes were piled in the sink that flies were attracted, trash on the floor and a toilet that overflowed allowing human feces on the floor that wasn’t cleaned. James Ulery, 36, is charged with three counts of child endangering. He pleaded not guilty Monday morning and he was released on his own recognizance...


Leaders to discuss high rate of opioid prescriptions in Clark County

Leaders to discuss high rate of opioid prescriptions in Clark County

More Clark County patients are dispensed opioid doses per capita than in the larger Montgomery County, and leaders are planning a forum to discuss why. The statistics from the the Ohio Automated Rx Reporting System obtained by the Springfield News-Sun show there has been a decrease in opioid doses between the beginning of 2017 and now. However, the most recent data recorded in the first quarter of...
Week 1 high school football power rankings

Week 1 high school football power rankings

The top high school football area teams, compiled by Cox Media Group Ohio. All games on Friday unless otherwise noted. 1. Northmont* (8-3 last season): at Lima Senior (4-6). 2. Wayne* (7-4): hosts Austin-East (Tenn.) Magnet (10-3). 3. Fairmont* (7-4): hosts Alter (9-2) on Thu. »OHSAA: Will contest GCL Co-Ed lawsuit 4. Centerville* (10-2): hosts Fairfield (6-5). 5. Springfield (6-4): hosts...
What you should know about Springfield High School’s football team entering the 2018 season

What you should know about Springfield High School’s football team entering the 2018 season

The August midday sun is hot as the Springfield High School football team does bear crawls – running on all fours – back and forth across the practice field for more than 30 minutes. It’s fewer than 24 hours since the Wildcats’ first scrimmage. “They don’t complain,” coach Maurice Douglass says. “They weren’t expecting to do this today. They thought...
These Clark County projects show efforts to attract business are paying off, officials say

These Clark County projects show efforts to attract business are paying off, officials say

Clark County’s recent successes attracting new jobs and investment is the result of several separate strategies that are finally starting to pay off, Springfield economic development officials said. Clark County has attracted about $475 million in new investment and created new jobs since 2012, said Horton Hobbs, vice president of economic development for the Chamber of Greater Springfield....
Showers, storms expected this afternoon

Showers, storms expected this afternoon

Muggy air returns Storms early in the work week Taste of fall TODAY: Cloud cover and humidity increases throughout the day. By the afternoon, we could see our first wave of showers and thunderstorms moving in and lasting through the evening. Highs reach in the lower to mid-80s. TONIGHT: Expect showers and storms overnight, but no severe weather threat is anticipated. Lows are near...
Bengals release veteran safety Iloka

Bengals release veteran safety Iloka

It was a Sunday surprise out of the Bengals training camp as Cincinnati announced the club is parting ways with veteran safety George Iloka. The 28-year old was a fifth-round draft pick in 2012 and hasn’t missed a start since the 2013 season. Iloka was set to earn $6.2 millon this season and he had three years left on his contract. The job will likely go to rookie Jessie Bates. The second-round...
This ice cream shop is one of Springfield’s hidden gems for sweet treats

This ice cream shop is one of Springfield’s hidden gems for sweet treats

Don’t let a familiar name fool or confuse you — this place full of sweet stuff you’ll love is most definitely all about our town. Restaurant: Hershey’s Ice Cream Springfield Location: 1540 Moorefield Road in Northridge Contact:Facebook.com/hersheyicecreamspringfield Telephone: (937) 342-1136 Hershey Creamery Co. was founded by the Hershey brothers in 1894. Hershey Chocolate...
Springfield eats up fifth Rotary Food Truck Competition

Springfield eats up fifth Rotary Food Truck Competition

Springfield is located far from any sea, maybe that’s why seafood vendors had some of the longest lines at the fifth Springfield Rotary Gourmet Food Truck Competition. The craving for lobster rolls, quesadillas and tots as well as crab cakes and cod was strong along with tastes for a variety of other offerings from the 32 food trucks in Veterans Park on Saturday. The event was sponsored by the...
Colin Powell to open National Veterans Memorial and Museum in Columbus

Colin Powell to open National Veterans Memorial and Museum in Columbus

The National Veterans Memorial and Museum in Columbus is set to open this fall, with retired U.S. Army Gen. Colin Powell to give the keynote address at the dedication ceremony. The public is invited to attend the Oct. 27 dedication for the $82 million museum and memorial grove. The ceremony scheduled to start at 2 p.m. that day will feature veterans whose stories are highlighted in the museum, military...
Your visits to museums around the region are changing, and here’s why you should be prepared

Your visits to museums around the region are changing, and here’s why you should be prepared

Don’t be surprised to find yourself getting into the act the next time you visit a museum. You may end up “becoming” Madame de Pompadour in an 18th-century painting, donning period costumes for a selfie or jotting down your personal reactions to a new exhibit. Sensory-friendly programs, geared to autistic children, are a growing trend. When it comes to museum experiences, the key...
What do you want next Ohio governor to do about economy, jobs?

What do you want next Ohio governor to do about economy, jobs?

By early next year, Fuyao Glass America President Jeff Liu said he expects to need 700 more workers to meet his customer demands. “We actually have a big challenge: we want to expand our production line and we have a shortage of people,” he said before a Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce event featuring the two major party candidates for Ohio governor, Republican Mike DeWine and Democrat...
Food truck getting buzz for its gourmet street eats crowned champion of Springfield competition

Food truck getting buzz for its gourmet street eats crowned champion of Springfield competition

Thirty-two food trucks came. Thousands ate.  And, one truck was crowned champion.  Urban Vistro of Cincinnati was selected as the $10,000 grand prize winner of the 5th annual Springfield Rotary Gourmet Food Truck Competition on Aug. 18. Judges included Doug McGregor (Seasons Bistro and Grille), Micah Berner (Cecil and Lime), John Da Rosa (Seasons Bistro and Grille), Tina Pavlatos (Visual...
Wittenberg Series to feature strong arts programs, lectures

Wittenberg Series to feature strong arts programs, lectures

The theme “Boldness in Thinking, Pursuits & Education” sums up the speakers and artists set to visit Springfield over the coming months to cover a range of subjects when the Wittenberg Series returns for its 36th season. Literature, history, science, the arts and other subjects will inform and entertain among the 11 programs on the Wittenberg University campus beginning Tuesday, Aug. 21...
Here’s what data say about who is dying from overdoses in Clark County

Here’s what data say about who is dying from overdoses in Clark County

Clark County set a new record while ranking third in the state for drug deaths in 2017 by the Ohio Department of Health, according to preliminary data from the state agency when adjusted for age. The health department found 96 Clark County residents died of an unintentional drug-related overdose in 2017. When adjusted for age, the department gave Clark County a score of 81. Only Montgomery County...
The area Salvation Army wants to donate more bikes to children this year. Here’s how you can help.

The area Salvation Army wants to donate more bikes to children this year. Here’s how you can help.

The Salvation Army of Clark County has unveiled a new campaign to raise money for bicycles to donate to children this Christmas. A five-mile bike run, named the Red Kettle Pedal, will take place on Sunday, Sept. 23 at 3 p.m. The five mile route will begin at Springfield High School and follow a bike path two and a half miles to the Heritage Center and back again to the high school, said Ryan Ray,...
With roughly one-fifth of students showing mental health concerns, schools are taking more steps to help them cope

With roughly one-fifth of students showing mental health concerns, schools are taking more steps to help them cope

Reading, writing and math remain important for teachers, but local schools are dramatically increasing how much attention they pay to students’ coping skills, behavior and mental health. Districts are adding counselors and mental health therapists for at-risk students while implementing school-wide behavior and decision-making programs for all students. One of those programs, Positive Behavioral...
Showers and storms to start the work-week

Showers and storms to start the work-week

Warm and muggy Monday Showers and storms Monday night into Tuesday Less humid and pleasant for the second half of the week Tonight: Clear skies are expected overnight. It’ll still be somewhat muggy overnight with temperatures dropping into the middle 60s. Monday: A dry start is expected, but clouds will build through the day with highs in the middle 80s. As we head into the afternoon...
Student of the Week Springfield High School

Student of the Week Springfield High School

Name: Annmeri Turner School: Springfield High School Grade: 12 Age: 17 Extra-curricular: Young Life, Varsity Soccer, Varsity Softball, Student Council, American Sign Language Club Claim to fame/honors: National Honor Society, Award of Excellence, First Team All-Conference for Soccer Words you live by: “Don’t practice until you get it right, practice until you can’t get it wrong.&rdquo...
Athlete of the Week Springfield High School

Athlete of the Week Springfield High School

Name: Lucas Mattison School: Springfield High School Grade: 12 Age: 17 Sports: Golf, Swim, Baseball Claim to fame/honors: Placing third overall in county golf Words you live by: “The best things in life are placed behind fear.” Toughest opponent: Myself Biggest influence: My dad Game-day rituals: My music What’s on your bedroom walls: Sports posters When I’m bored I like to...
This competition today isn’t just for food truck fans, it’s the Springfield Rotary’s biggest fundraiser of the year

This competition today isn’t just for food truck fans, it’s the Springfield Rotary’s biggest fundraiser of the year

The closer Fred Fullerton got to the front of the line, the hungrier he got. And he wasn’t alone. The scents alone were worth it for the St. Paris resident to travel down to Springfield’s Veterans Park today with his wife to experience the fifth annual Springfield Rotary Gourmet Food Truck Competition.  The event, which goes until 9:30 p.m. this evening, has 32 food trucks featuring...
Commentary: 10 things that are working to make Clark State strong

Commentary: 10 things that are working to make Clark State strong

Clark State Community College was honored to receive the American Association of Community Colleges Award of Excellence for CEO/Board Relations. This recognition really highlighted five years of strong, successful, and sustained collaboration among the Clark State Board of Trustees and the President, with the benefits of this relationship accruing to Clark State’s students. Clark State&rsquo...
5 famous people you might not have known came from Springfield

5 famous people you might not have known came from Springfield

When people ask about famous faces who were born and raised in Springfield, most people will say Grammy-winning singer and songwriter John Legend easily comes to mind. But there are plenty more notable names who have called the Champion City home. Here’s a look at five you may not have known: This small screen star was born in Springfield in 1970. One of the youngest among five siblings &mdash...
Clark County agencies join a national campaign focusing on impaired drivers. Here’s why goggles are involved.

Clark County agencies join a national campaign focusing on impaired drivers. Here’s why goggles are involved.

Community organizations and local law enforcement agencies have come together to take part in a national campaign to reduce the number of impaired drivers and to spread awareness. The campaign, “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over,” kicked off last week and runs through Sept. 3. During the campaign, law enforcement will be on the lookout for drivers who are impaired, distracted, or speeding...
Springfield Then & Now: Enjoying the Esplanade

Springfield Then & Now: Enjoying the Esplanade

This photo from around 1900 shows people enjoying a beautiful day around the Esplanade.  O.S. Kelly’s grand 40-foot fountain was dedicated in July 1889 and even in the early years, the area underwent a lot of changes.  Iron benches that had surrounded the trees in the mid-1890s were removed by this time and you can see one of the two cannons that stood south and north of the fountain...
In today’s classrooms, schools balance technology with tradition to prepare students for jobs

In today’s classrooms, schools balance technology with tradition to prepare students for jobs

With new technology available and a focus on developing students for jobs needed in the future, local school districts are balancing innovations in gadgets and tools with traditional techniques in their classrooms. STEM topics (science, technology, engineering and math) have become increasingly prevalent in schools over the last decade. Some school officials say they are a gateway to jobs for students...
Stafford: Reflections on gravity and ‘relative’ humidity

Stafford: Reflections on gravity and ‘relative’ humidity

With school underway, it struck me. If I’d started taking science classes a little later in life, I would have taken them a little more seriously. That’s because I would have taken them personally. It’s also possible that, at a later age, I might have been wise enough to fill in for myself what the teachers didn’t tell me. Take gravity … please. I appreciate the senior...
Local auto suppliers could face uncertainty with proposal to ease fuel standards

Local auto suppliers could face uncertainty with proposal to ease fuel standards

A federal proposal to ease fuel efficiency standards could be a benefit to automakers, but it’s unlikely to impact their strategies in the short term and could cause uncertainty for local suppliers. The Trump administration earlier this month released a proposal that would freeze fuel economy standards for cars and light trucks at 2020 levels for at least five years. It would roll back tougher...
More sun to wrap up the weekend

More sun to wrap up the weekend

Isolated showers this evening More sunshine Sunday Showers and storms Monday evening through Tuesday Tonight: More clearing is expected overnight tonight. Some fog is possible as temperatures drop into the lower to middle 60s. Sunday: Sunshine returns with just a few daytime clouds. Highs will be around the middle 80s. Monday: We get back into the mid-80s with a dry start, but showers...
Kenton Ridge beats Northeastern in final preseason tuneup

Kenton Ridge beats Northeastern in final preseason tuneup

The decades-long rivalry between Northeastern and Kenton Ridge saw two firsts on Friday night. For the first time, the game was played at a neutral site. It also won’t count in the standings. Regardless of the location, the Cougars and the Jets offenses put on a show. Kenton Ridge beat Northeastern 41-20 in a jamboree game Friday night, the final preseason tune-up before the lights come on for...
Missing Centerville woman found safe in Springboro

Missing Centerville woman found safe in Springboro

Missing endangered adult, Dorothy Reker was located in a parking lot in Springboro by an alert citizen, according to a press release from Centerville Police Department. Reker was sleeping in her vehicle, but she was unharmed and in good health. She was reunited with family and is home, the release stated. “We would like to thank the public and our media partners for their assistance in locating...
Recall Roundup: Hair dryers, blending containers and more

Recall Roundup: Hair dryers, blending containers and more

Dangerous hair dryers and blender cups are among the new recalls announced by the Consumer Product Safety Commission.  Xtava is recalling nearly a quarter of a million Allure and Allure Pro hair dryers after 18 people reported burns — one case was severe — and two people reported a mild electrical shock. There are 193 reports of the hair dryers and power cords exploding, catching...
Here’s what a new, young female pastor is bringing to this Springfield church

Here’s what a new, young female pastor is bringing to this Springfield church

Alyssa Mazzei’s downtown Springfield office window at First Lutheran Church overlooks the ongoing demolition of the Crowell Collier building directly behind it. The irony is fitting - a new, young female pastor in town bringing fresh perspective contrasts with a part of Springfield’s past being slowly removed. Mazzei, a Cincinnati native, came to Springfield in January last year and has...
Football recruiting: Springfield’s Isaiah Gibson releases updated finalists list

Football recruiting: Springfield’s Isaiah Gibson releases updated finalists list

SEC or Big Ten?  That is the question Springfield’s Isaiah Gibson asked when posting a list of the seven schools the senior is considering.  The three-star defensive tackle prospect, who plans to commit Sept. 19, set a final five of Michigan State, Minnesota, Purdue, Wisconsin and Kentucky in July but has since added offers from Florida and Georgia.  He is the No. 25 prospect...
2 people taken to hospital after car crashes into Springfield home

2 people taken to hospital after car crashes into Springfield home

Two women have been transported to Springfield Regional Medical Center, one via CareFlight, after crashing into a Springfield home.  According to Springfield Fire Department officials,  the driver of the car that crashed into the house ran a stop sign at the intersection of Balsam Drive and Cookston Drive before crashing. The cause of the accident is still under investigation.   ...
With lead from a high school shooting still in his body, Logan Cole begins his next phase: College life

With lead from a high school shooting still in his body, Logan Cole begins his next phase: College life

For Logan Cole, moving in to college means starting a new journey in a life that was nearly taken from him. Cole, who survived a school shooting at West Liberty-Salem High School early last year, said while moving in to college on Friday that he was thankful to be alive. “It was a miracle I survived,” Cole said. “It was a pretty close call, and I’m thankful to be here.&rdquo...
A former Springfield industrial site has a beautiful new use, thanks to several area groups

A former Springfield industrial site has a beautiful new use, thanks to several area groups

A former industrial site has been revived as the home of a 1.2-acre sunflower field at West Euclid Avenue along the bike path in Springfield. The renovation project is a joint effort between Keep Clark County Beautiful, National Trail Parks & Recreation District, Clark County Land Bank and the City of Springfield. The field will “beautify our community” in an area that was “an eyesore...
The Heritage Center: Crowell-Collier facility subject of photo exhibit

The Heritage Center: Crowell-Collier facility subject of photo exhibit

When the Crowell-Collier facility closed abruptly in December 1956, it represented signs of change in the industry, in society, and most importantly, for Springfield and Clark County. For many years the complex of buildings sat empty and while they found other uses and owners through the years, they have never returned to their former glory.  Having learned graphic arts from its former employees...
Pike County murders: No arrests today despite ‘very active’ investigation

Pike County murders: No arrests today despite ‘very active’ investigation

No arrests have been made in the grisly deaths of eight members of a Pike County family, but Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine’s spokesman said the Rhoden murder investigation “remains very active and ongoing.” The spokesman, Dan Tierney, would not discuss whether the Bureau of Criminal Investigation recently executed search warrants in Pike and Scioto counties in the unsolved 2016...
How one Springfield barber kept cutting hair and shaving despite a power outage today

How one Springfield barber kept cutting hair and shaving despite a power outage today

Despite a power outage across Clark County this afternoon, a Springfield barber found a creative way to continue taking customers. Alex Robinson, barber and owner of Robinson Corner Cutzat 1835 S. Yellow Springs St., found that he could work using only a headlamp, a gas-powered generator and multi-tap extension cords. »LATEST: Thousands still without power in Clark County Robinson said that...
Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

COMMON PLEAS COURT NEW SUITS 18-CV-0406 - Tom Hale, Director, Clark County Community Development, 3130 E. Main St., Ste. 1A, v. Elizabeth Trent, 1711 Prospect St., complaint for preliminary and permanent injunction ordering defendants to immediately cease parking and/or storing vehicles and equipment on property located at 2818 Hilldale Road in violation of zoning regulations, etc. 18-CV-0407 - IH...
Power restored to most Clark County residents

Power restored to most Clark County residents

Power has been restored to most residents in Clark County after a day of rainstorms resulted in intermittent outages. Only 19 Ohio Edison customers were without power around 5 p.m. Friday. Dayton Power & Light customers in Greene and Montgomery counties also experienced outages throughout the day. Thousands in Clark County are still without power shortly after noon Friday. An Ohio Edison...
Who is Bruce Ohr: What we know about the man Trump is texting about

Who is Bruce Ohr: What we know about the man Trump is texting about

 Last week, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said President Donald Trump was revoking the security clearance of former CIA chief John Brennan and was considering revoking several others over national security concerns. One of the other security clearances Trump was said to be considering revoking was that of Bruce Ohr, a Department of Justice employee. >>Trump revokes former CIA...
Alligator attacks, kills woman walking her dog on South Carolina's Hilton Head Island, deputies say

Alligator attacks, kills woman walking her dog on South Carolina's Hilton Head Island, deputies say

A woman died Monday morning after apparently being attacked by an alligator while walking her dog near a lagoon on South Carolina’s Hilton Head Island, according to the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies were called around 9:30 a.m. Monday to respond to a report of an alligator attacking a woman at a lagoon off Wood Duck Road in the Sea Pines Plantation community, officials said...
Man, 72, angered by loud music waves gun at high school dance

Man, 72, angered by loud music waves gun at high school dance

A 72-year-old Arizona man is accused of bringing a gun to a high school dance because he was upset about the loud music, KNXV reported. >> Read more trending news  Robert Layton was arrested Friday night after he appeared at the dance in the parking lot of Thatcher High School, where 150 students had assembled, and waved a 9mm handgun and assaulted a staff member, The Arizona...
Shanann Watts, 2 daughters likely strangled, records show

Shanann Watts, 2 daughters likely strangled, records show

A pregnant Colorado woman and her two young daughters may have been strangled, according to court documents filed by the defense team for the husband and father accused of killing his entire family.  Christopher Lee Watts, 33, of Frederick, was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of three counts of first-degree murder and three counts of tampering with physical evidence, for allegedly hiding...
Lucky number: Vegas chapel performed 70 weddings on 8-18-18 

Lucky number: Vegas chapel performed 70 weddings on 8-18-18 

Numerologists love palindromes, and Aug. 18, 2018 -- 8-18-18 -- is the kind of date that is considered lucky to get married, KLAS reported. >> Read more trending news  On Saturday, at least 70 weddings and vow renewals occurred at Chapel of the Flowers on 1717 Las Vegas Boulevard  to commemorate the date.  Couples from around the world traveled to the Las Vegas...
PepsiCo buys SodaStream in $3.2 billion deal

PepsiCo buys SodaStream in $3.2 billion deal

Beverage and snack giant PepsiCo has agreed to buy in-home carbonated beverage company SodaStream in a deal worth $3.2 billion, the companies announced Monday. >> Read more trending news  PepsiCo will pay $144 a share -- a 32 percent premium on the 30-day volume weighted average price -- to acquire the Tel Aviv-based company that makes a device that allows users to carbonate beverages...
Football scrimmage becomes dream play for student with cerebral palsy

Football scrimmage becomes dream play for student with cerebral palsy

A student in Nebraska had a dream come true when he was able to take a football into the end zone for a touchdown. Jared Fredericks has cerebral palsy and is confined to a wheelchair. But Fredericks and his assistant, Bryce Harrington, didn’t let that stop the student from scoring during a scrimmage last week, USA Today reported. >> Need something to lift your spirits? Read more uplifting...
Ohio State ranked fifth in Associated Press preseason poll

Ohio State ranked fifth in Associated Press preseason poll

Ohio State football will begin the 2018 campaign ranked No. 5 in the Associated Press writers poll.  Defending national champion Alabama is No. 1 followed by Clemson, Georgia and Wisconsin.  Ohio State’s schedule includes four teams in the preseason top 25: No. 10 Penn State, No. 11 Michigan State, No. 14 Michigan and No. 16 TCU.  The Buckeyes will kick off the season Sept. 1...
Why are drones flying over local high schools?

Why are drones flying over local high schools?

Miami Valley schools are getting special security help.  The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation is flying a drone over local schools, at the request of the district, to map their campus. Today a BCI drone flew over West Liberty-Salem High School in Champaign County to help the district create its safety plan. The school was the scene of a shooting that seriously injured one student last year...
Video shows Michigan man tased while holding baby

Video shows Michigan man tased while holding baby

Michigan police said they will open an internal investigation after a man was Tasered while holding his 2-month-old baby, WWJ reported. >> Read more trending news  A video that went viral on Facebook appears to show a Westland police officer using a stun gun on the man Friday night at a home where people were having a barbecue, WXYZ reported. Police are disputing the claim...
Trump taunts Brennan after revoking former CIA director's security clearance: 'He won’t sue!'

Trump taunts Brennan after revoking former CIA director's security clearance: 'He won’t sue!'

President Donald Trump on Monday dared John Brennan to sue him after the former CIA director told reporters he was considering legal action against the president over the decision to revoke Brennan’s security clearance. “I hope John Brennan, the worst CIA Director in our country’s history, brings a lawsuit,” Trump wrote Monday morning in a tweet. “It will then be very...
Blood pressure guidelines changed, and that wasn’t good for this woman’s mother

Blood pressure guidelines changed, and that wasn’t good for this woman’s mother

Last summer, during a routine visit by my 92-year-old mother to a cardiologist for a pacemaker check, her systolic blood pressure registered a dangerously high 220, over 94, a reading that sent her - and me - on a difficult journey through changing recommendations about blood pressure goals.    Her pressure had been 150 - that's the systolic number - over 82 - that's the diastolic number...
Woman treads water for 10 hours after falling off cruise ship

Woman treads water for 10 hours after falling off cruise ship

A passenger on a cruise ship sailing the Adriatic Sea survived falling off the Norwegian Cruise Line ship and treading water for 10 hours. Kay Longstaff, was a passenger from Britain and was taken to Croatia for medical treatment, the BBC reported.  She is listed in stable condition, according to the cruise company, NBC News reported. Longstaff, who is 46 years old, fell from the Norwegian...
Man charged in theft of $192,800 from Alabama casino

Man charged in theft of $192,800 from Alabama casino

A federal judge on Friday denied bond for one man and dismissed charges against another man accused of robbing $192,800 from an Alabama casino last week, the Montgomery Advertiser reported. >> Read more trending news  Timothy Dean Pettiway and Jory D’Michael Travunn Dumas were arrested Tuesday after they were accused of stealing the money from two machines that were accessed...
The Eagles beat Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' with best selling album of all time

The Eagles beat Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' with best selling album of all time

American rock band The Eagles now have the best-selling album of all time. Beating out Michael Jackson’s 1982 album “Thriller,” the Recording Industry Association of America told The Associated Press on Monday that The Eagles album “Their Greatest Hits (1971–1975),” was certified 38x platinum. >> Read more trending news  The certification means...
Amazon seeks foothold in movie theater business

Amazon seeks foothold in movie theater business

Not content with delivery of books, digital video services, groceries and much more, Amazon is eyeing a move into theaters, according to a report. Amazon.com Inc. wants to acquire Landmark Theaters, according to Bloomberg news service. Citing “people familiar with the situation,” Bloomberg reports that online retail giant Amazon is vying with other suitors to acquire the theater chain...
2 North Carolina fugitives arrested in Florida

2 North Carolina fugitives arrested in Florida

Two men wanted by North Carolina authorities were found hiding in a Florida home and were arrested after a weapons standoff with a SWAT team early Sunday, The Tampa Bay Times reported. >> Read more trending news  The men were armed with an AR-15, a machete and a pipe bomb, the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office said. Donald “Alfred” Billings, 30, and Alton Otto...
2 local restaurants take top prizes at BaconFest

2 local restaurants take top prizes at BaconFest

This weekend proved that bacon can draw a crowd.  More than 15,000 people showed up to the Fraze Pavilion on Saturday to celebrate the magic of bacon, according to Amy Zahora, executive director of the Miami Valley Restaurant Association.  With more than a dozen restaurants on hand, there were plenty of bacon inspired and infused dishes to choose from.  For the judges, the standout...
Prosecutors: Ex-officer on trial for rape sought ‘vulnerable’ women

Prosecutors: Ex-officer on trial for rape sought ‘vulnerable’ women

A former Phillipsburg police officer used his badge, gun and handcuffs to prey on defenseless women for sex, a Montgomery County assistant prosecutor alleged during opening statements of Justin Sanderson’s trial. Sanderson, 33, had been indicted on 21 counts including seven for sexual battery, four for interfering with civil rights, three for rape, two each for gross sexual imposition, kidnapping...
Report: #MeToo leader, Weinstein accuser Asia Argento paid off her sexual assault accuser 

Report: #MeToo leader, Weinstein accuser Asia Argento paid off her sexual assault accuser 

#MeToo advocate Asia Argento, one of the first women to accuse disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault, paid off an ex-child actor who accused her of sexual misconduct,according to legal documents obtained by The New York Times.           Jimmy Bennett, who was 17 at the time of the encounter, alleges that he was assaulted by...
Colonel White grad’s film set to premiere on Lifetime 

Colonel White grad’s film set to premiere on Lifetime 

A Wright State grad’s psychological tale of torture and triumph is heading to prime time.  Angelle Haney Gullett, a former Dayton Daily News writer and editorial assistant, said cases like that of now-deceased Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro — who held women in bondage for years — helped inspire her to write “Her Worst Nightmare.”  The movie...
Direct from Springfield: ‘The Simpsons’ Kwik-E-Mart opens in Myrtle Beach

Direct from Springfield: ‘The Simpsons’ Kwik-E-Mart opens in Myrtle Beach

Real life is mimicking the shows we have watched for almost 30 years as a real Kwik-E-Mart has opened up shop.  But the convenience store modeled on the one from “The Simpsons” isn’t in Springfield, Ohio, Springfield, Virginia, or any of the dozens of Springfield towns or townships, in the United States.  It’s actually located in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina...
Teacher suspended over pole dancing video

Teacher suspended over pole dancing video

A North Carolina teacher says she was suspended because the district found out she's a part-time pole dancing instructor. Kandice Mason works at West Hoke County Middle School in Raeford. She posted a video of her dancing on her private Facebook page. The school district found out about it and suspended her. >> Read more trending news  “I was really excited,” Mason ...
'Sorry to Bother You' director calls 'BlackKklansman' a ‘made up story’

'Sorry to Bother You' director calls 'BlackKklansman' a ‘made up story’

  Boots Riley has some thoughts on “BlacKkKlansman” and — spoiler alert — they’re not good.      The “Sorry to Bother You” director and The Coup frontman posted an essay on Twitter sharing his discontent with the film and the story’s protagonist, a law enforcement officer. In the three-page response to the...
2018 MTV Video Music Awards: What time, channel, who is nominated?

2018 MTV Video Music Awards: What time, channel, who is nominated?

The 2018 MTV Video Music Awards are back in New York this year to celebrate achievements in music videos. Some of the biggest names in music are nominated, and special honoree Jennifer Lopez will perform for the first time since 2001. Fans can vote for nominees at MTV.com. Get more information on the show below. >> Read more trending news  What time? Aug. 20 at 9...
Teen who 'made it to see 17' killed 1 hour after social media post

Teen who 'made it to see 17' killed 1 hour after social media post

A St. Louis teen posted on social media Saturday that he was “just glad I can say I made it to see 17.” Slightly more than an hour later, he was shot to death, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. >> Read more trending news  Armond Latimore was shot in the head around 1 p.m. Saturday -- his birthday -- outside a restaurant, the newspaper reported. He was taken to...
Husband said he didn’t realize wife fell overboard off sailboat, woman rescued hours later

Husband said he didn’t realize wife fell overboard off sailboat, woman rescued hours later

A Rhode Island man said he had no idea that his wife was missing after she apparently fell overboard from their sailboat in Narragansett Bay Friday afternoon.  The couple, who was not identified, was on the way from Newport, Rhode Island to East Greenwich, Rhode Island, The Associated Press reported. The woman was found on Prudence Island by a passing boater who heard her crying for help around...
Texas shooting: 2 dead, including suspect, after employee opens fire at food warehouse, police say

Texas shooting: 2 dead, including suspect, after employee opens fire at food warehouse, police say

A woman opened fire on her co-workers during an overnight shift at a food warehouse in Texas early Monday, killing one person and injuring another. >> Read more trending news  Authorities said the suspect also died after getting into a shootout with a responding officer, but it was not immediately clear if she was killed by a police bullet or a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Update 2:05...
Fuyao now being sued by 636 people over pay

Fuyao now being sued by 636 people over pay

Fuyao Glass America, one of the Dayton area’s fastest growing manufacturers, is being sued by 636 current and former workers to change the way the company schedules and pays employees, said the Columbus attorney representing the plaintiffs. The class-action suit’s “notice period,” or period in which new plaintiffs can be named in the case, is now closed, said attorney Bob DeRose...
10K Ohioans affected by end of AT&T ‘Lifeline’

10K Ohioans affected by end of AT&T ‘Lifeline’

AT&T wants to end its Lifeline service for low-income residents, and state regulators are accepting public comments on the issue until Aug. 31. AT&T’s move will affect more than 10,000 Ohioans. Lifeline is a federally funded program that provides monthly discounts to eligible consumers of landline, wireless or broadband services. Customers enrolled in the program receive a $9.25 monthly...
‘Fur-ternity leave’ offered at Minnesota company

‘Fur-ternity leave’ offered at Minnesota company

Having a new bundle of joy at home necessitates taking time off to make sure everyone is settled into the new routine.  Apparently at one company in Minnesota, it doesn’t matter if it is the two-legged human variety or a four-legged animal one. Nina Hale, a digital marketing company that is based in Minneapolis, has started a program called “fur-ternity” leave. Connor McCarthy...
Walmart shooting: Man killed in dispute over parking space, witnesses say

Walmart shooting: Man killed in dispute over parking space, witnesses say

An argument over a parking space turned deadly Sunday evening outside a crowded Georgia Walmart, WSB-TV reported.  A man was fatally shot about 5:30 p.m. in the parking lot of the Walmart on Scenic Highway in Snellville, an Atlanta suburb. Police have one person in custody on a charge of voluntary manslaughter, the news station reported.  >> Read more trending news ...
Simone Biles makes history, wins 5th U.S. All-Around title 

Simone Biles makes history, wins 5th U.S. All-Around title 

Simone Biles has made history again after winning the U.S. national all-around title Sunday at the U.S. Gymnastics Championships. She is the only woman to win five national all-around titles, and the previous four were consecutive titles from 2013 through 2016, Sports Illustrated reported. Biles had not competed for 23 months, and Sunday’s meet was her second competition since the Olympic...
NEW INFO: New development in case of ex-Miamisburg teacher convicted of sex with student

NEW INFO: New development in case of ex-Miamisburg teacher convicted of sex with student

A former Miamisburg teacher is dropping her appeal of a jury’s conviction that she had sex in her classroom with an eighth-grader. The attorney for Jessica Langford has filed “her voluntary dismissal” of the appeal submitted in June, just weeks after she was sentenced to a year to the Ohio Reformatory for Women, court records show. The 32-year-old Centerville woman was found guilty...
Pope Francis condemns sexual abuse in letter to Catholics

Pope Francis condemns sexual abuse in letter to Catholics

Pope Francis has written a letter to Catholics condemning sexual abuse by priests. >> Read more trending news  “Looking back to the past, no effort to beg pardon and to seek to repair the harm done will ever be sufficient,” said the letter, which the Vatican released Monday. “Looking ahead to the future, no effort must be spared to create a culture...
Xenia senior living community expanding on former orphanage site

Xenia senior living community expanding on former orphanage site

Xenia officials have approved plans to expand a senior living community on a historic site in the southwest part of the city with one- and two-bedroom market-rate apartments. National Church Residences plans to expand Legacy Village by erecting a 51-unit mid-rise apartment building on about 42 acres of what was once the campus of the Ohio Veterans’ Children’s Home, according to city planning...
What you need to know if you want to see ‘Hamilton’ as it travels through Ohio

What you need to know if you want to see ‘Hamilton’ as it travels through Ohio

Want to be in the room where it happens? Tickets for the current Ohio premiere of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s 2015 Tony, Grammy and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical “Hamilton” in Cleveland are still available in its final week, which concludes Sunday, Aug. 26 at Playhouse Square. However, if Cleveland isn’t on your agenda, you’ll still have plenty of time to catch the megahit...
Florida alpaca dies after motorist feeds it Doritos, Cheese Nips, peanuts

Florida alpaca dies after motorist feeds it Doritos, Cheese Nips, peanuts

A Florida animal hospital announced the death of a beloved community alpaca Saturday on Facebook. Creekside Animal Hospital in Fleming Island wrote: "It is with a heavy heart that we want to inform our clients and friends at [Swimming Pen Creek Elementary] that our youngest alpaca that was born out on the shared field over a year ago has passed away." According to the post, a man...
Asia Argento, #MeToo activist, settled sex assault claim against her, report says

Asia Argento, #MeToo activist, settled sex assault claim against her, report says

A prominent #MeToo activist and Harvey Weinstein accuser recently agreed to pay $380,000 to settle a sexual assault complaint against her, according to a new report. The New York Times reported Sunday that actress Asia Argento, who said last year that Weinstein raped her in 1997, settled a claim by former child star Jimmy Bennett, 22. In a notice of intent to sue that Bennett filed after Argento,...
Air Force adapts training for medics

Air Force adapts training for medics

In a state-of-the-art training environment at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, flight medics practice on highly sophisticated mannequins in the back of a cold, dark C-17 cargo plane. The U.S. Air Force has one, major goal with this hands-on training: Prepare future medical professionals for any emergency situation that could arise as they care for military members in war zones and across the world...
3-year-old boy struck, killed by car while riding bike in parking lot

3-year-old boy struck, killed by car while riding bike in parking lot

A Massachusetts boy has died after being struck by a car in Worcester, police say. Worcester police said the incident happened around 2:45 p.m. Sunday on Laurel Street after reports that a child was hit by a car. >> Read more trending news  Officers said they found witnesses at the scene who said the 3-year-old boy had been taken to the hospital. Police then went to the hospital, only...
Girl, 15, justified in fatally shooting mother’s boyfriend, officials say

Girl, 15, justified in fatally shooting mother’s boyfriend, officials say

A 15-year-old girl was justified in shooting her mother’s boyfriend as he threatened, attacked and strangled her earlier this month, prosecutors said this week.  >> Read more trending news  Steven Kelley, 46, was yelling that he would cut Chandra Nierman’s throat and kill everyone else in the house, which included her 12-year-old son, and 15- and 16-year-old daughters on...
Man fatally stabbed trying to stop friend from driving home drunk from baby shower, police say

Man fatally stabbed trying to stop friend from driving home drunk from baby shower, police say

A man was fatally stabbed by his friend Sunday when he tried to stop him from driving home drunk, police said.  >> Read more trending news  Guy Larue, 25, tried to stop a friend who had been drinking heavily at a baby shower from driving home around 5:30 a.m. and they got into a fight, KSAT reported.  The man, who has not been identified, stabbed Larue in the neck with a...
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