Springfield man indicted in attack on woman

A Springfield man was indicted accused of a violent attack against a woman he knew. Christopher Fenner, 45 was indicted in Clark County Common Pleas Court on charges of domestic violence and abduction. He previously pleaded not guilty to similar charges in Clark County Municipal Court. Springfield police began their investigation when they were called to Springfield Regional Medical Center Nov. 24...


Crews contain fire that broke out in basement of Springfield home

Crews contain fire that broke out in basement of Springfield home

A fire that broke out in the basement of a Springfield home was contained to a dryer in the house, according to a Springfield Fire official.  All occupants were able to safely make it out of the house in the 1200 block of Texas Avenue when the fire broke out around 9:30 a.m. Monday.  Officials said there were no working smoke detectors in the home.  Additional details were not immediately...
Clifton Mill to honor Dayton’s heroes with special event this week

Clifton Mill to honor Dayton’s heroes with special event this week

The Legendary Lights of Clifton Mill will say thank you to some of Dayton’s finest heroes with a special event and discount this week. Heroes Night will take place on Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018, from 5-9 p.m. First responders, police, firefighters and military members receive $2 off $10 admission with ID. Greene County Sheriff Gene Fischer and family will be on hand to ‘flip the switch.&rsquo...
Springfield Community Blood Center set to close, but options remain

Springfield Community Blood Center set to close, but options remain

The Springfield Community Blood Center will shut its physical doors at the end of the month, but will increase the number of blood drives throughout Clark County. The donor center at 2200 N. Limestone St. will close on Dec. 28. The decision to close the Springfield location was difficult, CBC Spokesman Mark Pompilio said, but the Community Blood Center is still committed to Clark County and serving...
2018 Ohio governor’s race most expensive ever

2018 Ohio governor’s race most expensive ever

The 2018 race for governor between Republican Mike DeWine and Democrat Richard Cordray set a new record for most expensive governor’s race in Ohio history: $43.5 million raised between the two campaigns. That easily outstrips the previous record of $30.4 million set in 2010. In 2017-18, DeWine, who is currently attorney general, raised $24 million while Cordray pulled in $19.5 million,...
Tecumseh High School club donates gifts to homeless teens

Tecumseh High School club donates gifts to homeless teens

Tecumseh High School students collected a number of gifts for homeless teens this holiday season. Tecumseh’s Junior Optimist Club collected headphones, hygiene products, clothes and other gifts for a homeless shelter in Dayton. MORE: More local students to receive free tuition through Clark State “I am proud of our club and the things we get to do to impact the community,” Vice President...
Ohio may set up violent offender registry

Ohio may set up violent offender registry

Violent offenders would need to self-register — and annually re-register for a decade — under a bill that would establish a database of Ohio’s released murderers and kidnappers. Advocates say such a database could have spared the life of Sierah Joughin, a University of Toledo junior kidnapped and killed in 2016. The bill’s critics say the database would create obstacles for...
COMMENTARY: Tom Stafford’s annual Christmas Carols remake

COMMENTARY: Tom Stafford’s annual Christmas Carols remake

He remains cooped up in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London like a Santa in a snug pair of Spanx. But that hasn’t stopped Julian Assange from leaking. And what he leaked this time is bigger than the dope on Hillary’s emails. He leaked the list. THE LIST. I’m talking about the one the Deep State provides each year that contains the name of every child in the world and what he or she...
Clark County seeking to keep skilled workers in jobs close to home

Clark County seeking to keep skilled workers in jobs close to home

A study conducted by researchers at the University of Cincinnati confirmed a challenge local economic development officials have been concerned about for years, that skilled workers are leaving Clark County for jobs in neighboring communities. The labor analysis provided by the University of Cincinnati Economics Center offered proof for the first time that not only confirmed those concerns, but also...
Areas of fog develop tonight, chilly tomorrow morning

Areas of fog develop tonight, chilly tomorrow morning

Areas of fog developing tonight Chilly Monday morning Pleasant conditions this upcoming week Tonight: Areas of fog developing, and causing reduced visibility to 1/2 mile or less in some areas. May cause difficulty in some areas. It’s expected to clear out by 1 a.m. Otherwise, mostly clear skies and temperatures in the lower 30s, according to Meteorologist Molly Coates. Monday: ...
Athlete of the Week Northwestern Jr./Sr. High School

Athlete of the Week Northwestern Jr./Sr. High School

Name: Kyndall Berner School: Northwestern Jr./Sr. High School Grade: 12 Age: 18 Sports: Volleyball and Basketball Claim to fame/honors: A/B Honor Roll, perfect attendance, #1 in digs CBC, #4 in passing CBC, Jan Van Gorder Scholar (two years), three years varsity letter for basketball and volleyball, AVCA and OHSVCA team academic awards (2016 and 2017), and co-captain for varsity volleyball Biggest...
Student of the Week Northwestern Jr./Sr. High School

Student of the Week Northwestern Jr./Sr. High School

Name: Asa Chen School: Northwestern Jr./Sr. High School Grade: 12 Age: 18 Extra-curricular: Wrestling, Kung Fu, Police Exploring, Marching Band, Younglife Claim to fame/honors: National Honor Society member, Jan Van Gorder Scholar Words you live by: “It doesn’t get easier, you just get better.” “Finish strong.” Toughest challenge: Balancing school, extra-curricular activities...
Father speaks about Wright State degree given to family for Springfield woman killed in murder-suicide

Father speaks about Wright State degree given to family for Springfield woman killed in murder-suicide

Wright State University awarded nearly 1,700 degrees and certificates at its fall commencement Saturday. The graduation included over 1,000 bachelor’s degrees, students from 54 Ohio counties and 28 states, and 221 international students from 24 countries. One diploma was given to the family of a student who couldn’t attend because she was killed in May. The university gave a degree to...
Crews respond to camper fire in Logan County

Crews respond to camper fire in Logan County

Crews responded to a camper fire in the 4900 block of State Route 287 in West Liberty Saturday around 12:20 p.m., according to dispatchers. Initial reports indicated there was ammunition and propane at the location. Dispatchers could not confirm if anyone was injured.  We are working to learn more and will update this page as information becomes available.
Officer: Books ‘just as vital as Narcan’ for first responders

Officer: Books ‘just as vital as Narcan’ for first responders

It’s hard to know what impact a traumatic event can have on a child, but Jana Gruber has learned a small gift can make a big difference. Gruber is the founder of Books to the Rescue, a Greene County nonprofit organization that is providing children’s books, games and stuffed animals for dozens of police cruisers, fire engines and life squads across the county. The new books will be used...
More than 2,000 Springfield area kids will get donated gifts this year

More than 2,000 Springfield area kids will get donated gifts this year

More than 2,000 kids will be getting gifts this Christmas thanks to the generosity of the Springfield community and the work of the Springfield Salvation Army and its volunteers. About 300 volunteers were labeling and preparing gifts with the goal to hand out the gifts Thursday, said Development Director of the Springfield Salvation Army Ryan Ray. The toy drive is meaningful to many children, he said...
State’s long-time plans for UAS could benefit Clark County center

State’s long-time plans for UAS could benefit Clark County center

State officials said this week a new long-term plan to push unmanned vehicle technologies could boost resources and lead to more investment in Clark County, which houses the Ohio Unmanned Aircraft Systems Center. DriveOhio, an entity developed within the Ohio Department of Transportation, is tasked with pushing new technologies like autonomous vehicles to improve Ohio’s transportation system...
Showers taper off by sunrise, dry tomorrow

Showers taper off by sunrise, dry tomorrow

Showers will begin to taper off towards sunrise Dry conditions for Sunday Sunny stretch next week Tonight: Scattered rain showers will begin to taper off as we head into sunrise, said Meteorologist Molly Coates. Winds will start quieting down towards sunrise as well. Mostly cloudy with temperatures in the upper 30s.  Sunday: Clouds will begin to break and we will see late day...
Disciplined Springfield earns hard-fought win at Centerville

Disciplined Springfield earns hard-fought win at Centerville

Springfield High School boys basketball coach Isaiah Carson knew the key to beating rival Centerville was playing disciplined — especially on the defensive end of the floor. The Wildcats had to stay structured in the paint against Centerville 6-foot-9 post player Mo Njie, who stood four inches taller than any player on Springfield’s roster. »RELATED: Trotwood routs Xenia »POWER...
Use of dating website led to capture of fugitive soccer coach in Florida, chief deputy confirms

Use of dating website led to capture of fugitive soccer coach in Florida, chief deputy confirms

A Germantown man who has been on the run from the law for 45 days after being convicted of sex crimes involving a 14-year-old was captured Friday evening in Florida. Justin K. Smith was captured shortly after 6 p.m. Friday in the Fort Walton Beach area. He was booked into the Okaloosa County Jail as a fugitive from justice. Smith had been one step ahead of authorities and using cash and burner cell...
On ‘60 Minutes,’ Mike DeWine says opioid makers should be held responsible for crisis

On ‘60 Minutes,’ Mike DeWine says opioid makers should be held responsible for crisis

On CBS News’ ‘60 Minutes’ on Sunday, Governor-elect Mike DeWine said drug makers and distributors of powerful prescription painkillers knew their business tactics were hurting Ohioans. “If they didn’t know it the first couple years, they clearly would’ve seen it after that. You can’t miss it. When one year we had close to a billion— a billion pain meds...
Friend: People made fun of Richmond school shooter

Friend: People made fun of Richmond school shooter

The mother of the 14-year-old who brought a gun to a Richmond school called 9-1-1 to alert police, allowing officers and school officials to intervene before the teen could potentially harm others. Indiana State Police on Friday night confirmed that Mary York, 42, of Richmond, made the call Thursday morning. Grief counselors flocked to Richmond schools to talk with students and faculty Friday, a day...
Richmond school shooting: Suspect in attack ‘not a bad kid,’ student says

Richmond school shooting: Suspect in attack ‘not a bad kid,’ student says

A student claims he knew 14-year-old Brandon Clegg, reportedly involved in the Dennis Intermediate school shooting in Richmond, Indiana, on Thursday, as a nice and cool young man. “He wasn’t a bad kid,” Kaden Baker, 13, told NewsCenter 7’s Gabrielle Enright.  Baker, a student at Julia E. Test Intermediate School, claimed Clegg was a former student at Dennis Intermediate...
Pike County murders: Mother’s attorney asks court for new venue, to drop death penalty

Pike County murders: Mother’s attorney asks court for new venue, to drop death penalty

One of four capital defendants charged with the 2016 Pike County murders has asked a judge for a change of venue. Attorneys for Angela Wagner, 48, asked the court to consider moving the case outside Pike County Common Pleas Court to ensure she receives “a fair trial before a jury untainted by pre-trial publicity.” Wagner’s attorney, Robert Krapenc, said he filed the motion &ldquo...
Court filings allege potential ‘misconduct’ by Pike County sheriff

Court filings allege potential ‘misconduct’ by Pike County sheriff

The Ohio Auditor has appointed a special prosecutor to investigate Pike County Sheriff Charles Reader for potential misconduct. Court documents filed Thursday by Pike County Prosecutor Rob Junk report “allegations of potential misconduct in office on the part of the Pike County sheriff.” Ohio Auditor Dave Yost’s office confirmed it “received a complaint about a Pike...
Bankrupt Sears to pay $25.3M in bonuses to executives

Bankrupt Sears to pay $25.3M in bonuses to executives

Sears, which filed for bankruptcy in October, is planning to pay out more than $25 million in bonuses to its top executives. A federal judge has just signed off on the company’s request to pay bonuses to some of its high-ranking employees, reports the Chicago Tribune. Sears Holdings filed for Chapter 11 banruptcy protection in October after reportedly losing nearly $1.9 billion this year. »...
Man fell asleep at the wheel in U.S. 68 in Clark County crash

Man fell asleep at the wheel in U.S. 68 in Clark County crash

A Cincinnati area man fell asleep at the wheel before a rollover crash on U.S. 68 in Clark County. The man was getting off Interstate 70 when he fell asleep, lost control of his sport-utility vehicle and hit a median, flipping the vehicle, authorities said. People at the scene pulled him out the SUV. A CareFlight medical helicopter took him to an area hospital, but his injuries were not life-threatening...
Clark County Municipal Court cases

Clark County Municipal Court cases

CASES CALLED WEDNESDAY INCLUDED: Israel Lavern Carter, 46, of 3952 Harris Lane, OVI, guilty, 33 days jail with 30 days suspended, three days jail credit for time served for driver’s intervention program, six months probation, 12 months driver’s license suspension, fined $375. Kimberlie M. Cole, 47, of 803 W. Columbia St., theft, guilty, 180 days jail, $90 restitution. Megan M. McCormick...
Richmond school shooting: 14-year-old took hostage, mom called in tip

Richmond school shooting: 14-year-old took hostage, mom called in tip

We are continuing to cover the Richmond, Ind., school shooting where 14-year-old Brandon Clegg died after exchanging gunfire with police. Here’s what we know so far: Boy’s mom called in tip about “potential violent act” at Dennis Intermediate School Brandon Clegg fired at a door to get inside, then exchanged gunfire with police Clegg died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot...
Police: Springfield Family Dollar burglary caught on camera

Police: Springfield Family Dollar burglary caught on camera

Springfield police are investigating a burglary at a Springfield Family Dollar. Police were called to the store on South Limestone Street on Wednesday and met with a representative. There, they found that electronic items had been taken including a Bluetooth speaker, a gaming headset, a massage pillow and earmuffs. “(The representative) stated that when she arrived to work this morning she noticed...
Victoria’s Secret owner sells La Senza to private equity firm

Victoria’s Secret owner sells La Senza to private equity firm

L Brands has sold La Senza to put a renewed focus on Victoria’s Secret and other major brands. The Columbus-based company will sell 100 percent of La Senza’s assets to an affiliate of Regent LP, a global private equity firm, in exchange for the company’s agreement to assume La Senza’s operating liabilities and consider L Brands upon a future sale of the brand. »BIZ BEAT...
Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

COMMON PLEAS COURT NEW SUITS 18-CV-0634 - Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., v. Shawn L. Maltby, 1225 W. Mulberry St., Unit 1225, et al., complaint in foreclosure for property located at 1223-1225 W. Mulberry St., for $53,634. 18-CV-0635 - The Huntington National Bank, Columbus, v. Cora F. Forshey, Kenton, et al., complaint in foreclosure for property located at 2679 Van Buren Ave., for $60,337. 18-CV-0636 -...
Here’s when local stores will be open for last-minute holiday shoppers

Here’s when local stores will be open for last-minute holiday shoppers

Local stores are making last-minute shopping more convenient with extended hours leading up to Christmas. Just 11 days from Christmas and some Dayton-area shoppers still need gifts. Here’s a list of stores and hours as the holiday approaches: »BIZ BEAT: 5 area outlet stores with discounted gifts for the holidays Kohl’s: Area Kohl’s stores will open daily from 7 a.m. to 1 a...
Man changes plea in Park Layne Rite Aid robbery

Man changes plea in Park Layne Rite Aid robbery

Cameron Redd is only 19-years-old and was on the path to a potentially bright future — but now he’s facing up to 11 years in prison. The Dayton man changed his plea to guilty in Clark County Common Pleas Court for his role in a Park Layne Rite Aid robbery over the summer. Redd was originally indicted on nine counts, but all other charges were taken off the table aside from aggravated robbery...
Clark County leaders approve of state changes to graduation rules

Clark County leaders approve of state changes to graduation rules

The changes to graduation requirements approved by the state legislature and awaiting Gov. John Kasich’s signature are good for local seniors, Clark County school superintendents said. It’s the second year in the a row the state has made changes to graduation requirments in the middle of the school year. Originally, the class of 2019 had three pathways to graduate: by scoring enough points...
Cloudy with scattered showers overnight

Cloudy with scattered showers overnight

Scattered showers overnight Wet and breezy tomorrow Drying out for Sunday Overnight: Cloudy with scattered showers overnight. Winds will become breezy by daybreak with lows in the lower 40s, Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist McCall Vrydaghs said. Saturday: Cloudy with on and off rain that may become heavy at times, especially south. Breezy with some winds gusting as high as 25 mph at times...
Pike County Murders: Ohio lawmakers OK $100K to help cover costs

Pike County Murders: Ohio lawmakers OK $100K to help cover costs

Ohio lawmakers passed a bill Thursday night that would give Pike County $100,000 to help cover the costs of litigating the four death penalty-eligible cases related to the 2016 Rhoden family massacre.  The bill now heads to Gov. John Kasich’s desk for approval.  Pike County officials have long been concerned about the cost of the eight-victim murder case. Those anxieties increased...
OSP: 700 arrests made in multi-state impaired driving campaign

OSP: 700 arrests made in multi-state impaired driving campaign

The Ohio State Highway Patrol says a recent enforcement and awareness effort on impaired driving as part of a multi-state law enforcement partnership resulted in a total of 700 arrests for driving under the influence.  From Dec. 7 through 9, 280 of the arrests were made in Ohio.  The 6-State Trooper Project is a multi-state law enforcement partnership aimed at providing combined and coordinated...
Ohio lawmakers vote to ban late-term abortion procedure

Ohio lawmakers vote to ban late-term abortion procedure

The Ohio House on Thursday voted 62-27 to outlaw abortions performed by dilation and evacuation, a procedure commonly used to terminate pregnancies between 13 and 24 weeks gestation. Senators quickly agreed to House changes, setting up the bill to be delivered to Gov. John Kasich for consideration. In 2017, 3,441 D&E abortions were performed in Ohio, according to state records. It marked the second...
Ohio Gov.-Elect Mike DeWine meets with President Donald Trump

Ohio Gov.-Elect Mike DeWine meets with President Donald Trump

Joining 12 other newly elected governors at the White House Thursday, Gov.-elect Mike DeWine said President Donald Trump “listened very carefully and was very engaging” as they talked about constructing new roads and bridges, combating drugs, and keeping Lake Erie clean. “There wasn’t much contention in there,” DeWine told Cox TV as he emerged from the White House on...
Ohio lawmakers vote to give themselves a pay raise

Ohio lawmakers vote to give themselves a pay raise

Ohio lawmakers, the governor and other elected leaders would be in line for a pay raise under a bill approved by the Ohio House on Thursday. The bill still needs to be signed by Gov. John Kasich to be come law but the governor expressed distaste for the pay raises, especially since they are coming during the lame duck session. On Thursday, the governor referred to it as “this grubby pay bill...
Driver arraigned in crash that injured Northwestern school board member, killed husband

Driver arraigned in crash that injured Northwestern school board member, killed husband

A Sidney man pleaded not guilty this week to misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter in a June 30, three-vehicle crash that injured a Northwestern school board member and killed her husband. Charles Robbins 61, appeared in Miami County Municipal Court. He is free without bail. A pretrial hearing was scheduled for Jan. 17. Miami County Sheriff’s deputies said Dan Hasting, 54, of New Carlisle died...
Ohio Gov. John Kasich says he has no regrets after 8 years in office

Ohio Gov. John Kasich says he has no regrets after 8 years in office

Republican Gov. John Kasich, who leaves office next month, put it all on the record Thursday at a lunch meeting with the press. Here is what we learned: 1. No Regrets. “I’m totally thrilled with the eight years. It was a great time,” he said. “There is one little regret I’m not going to tell you. I’m really, really mad about this Lake Erie stuff. I’m...
Study: Child abuse quadrupled if report cards went home on Fridays

Study: Child abuse quadrupled if report cards went home on Fridays

University of Florida researchers are urging schools not to send student report cards home on Fridays, citing new research that child abuse cases spike when report cards are sent home at the start of the weekend. A group led by UF researchers Melissa Bright and Randell Alexander compared a year’s worth of verified Florida child abuse cases to the dates elementary school report cards were issued...
Who is Mick Mulvaney? Things to know about Trump’s future chief of staff

Who is Mick Mulvaney? Things to know about Trump’s future chief of staff

President Donald Trump announced last week that Mick Mulvaney will become his acting chief of staff once John Kelly leaves the post at the end of this year. Mulvaney became director of the Office of Management and Budget in February 2017. White House officials initially said he’d be replaced in that role by deputy budget director Russell Vought, although press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders...
'You’re a mean one:' The Grinch surprises, scares children during photo shoot

'You’re a mean one:' The Grinch surprises, scares children during photo shoot

The holidays are the time of year when families make trips to the mall or schedule personal photo shoots with Santa, but one photographer did something different -- giving some kids a scare from The Grinch -- with parents’ permission, of course. Autumn Cleek came up with the idea when she was driving home from her day job as a pediatric nurse in Palmer, Tennessee. >> Read more trending...
Iconic Dayton pretzel now has its own beer 

Iconic Dayton pretzel now has its own beer 

One of Dayton’s most iconic businesses is teaming up with one of its newest to honor a Gem City queen. Branch & Bone Artisan Ales, 905 Wayne Ave., will celebrate the release of its new beer Pretzel Queen from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19, co-owner Brett Smith said.  The beer is the result of a partnership with Smales Pretzel Bakery, nearby at 210 Xenia Ave. Pretzels...
Ohio State football: Buckeyes ‘ready to get it rocking’ with Ryan Day

Ohio State football: Buckeyes ‘ready to get it rocking’ with Ryan Day

How does one follow a legend?  That’s a question Ryan Day may be asking himself for the foreseeable future.  Such is life for anyone replacing a national championship coach, let alone one who, like Urban Meyer, won it all three times and will retire after the Rose Bowl next month with the best winning percentage in Ohio State history.  The query was also a popular one...
Stranded llama rescued from flooded pasture

Stranded llama rescued from flooded pasture

Howard County Fire and Rescue crews had to make an usual rescue after heavy rains flooded a pasture in Maryland. Two rescuers braved water that was knee-high to get a llama stranded by floodwaters to safety, Sunday, WRC reported. >> Read more trending news  The pasture is near the Patuxent River, The Baltimore Sun reported. “The whole pasture had filled up with water from the flooding...
What is Kwanzaa? 7 enlightening facts about the holiday

What is Kwanzaa? 7 enlightening facts about the holiday

In 2018, Kwanzaa celebrates its 52nd anniversary but compared to its more popular counterparts, it is relatively unknown.  Here are a few facts to help anyone that is curious and considering celebrating this holiday. Karenga, born Ron Everett, created the holiday during a particularly tumultuous time in American history. Karenga was a member of US Organization, or simply US, a black nationalist...
Christmas shipping deadlines: The last day to send gifts with FedEx, UPS and USPS

Christmas shipping deadlines: The last day to send gifts with FedEx, UPS and USPS

Time is running out to ship your gifts and order them for guaranteed delivery by Christmas Eve.           Monday is the deadline for FedEx's ground and home delivery, while Tuesday is deadline for UPS's most affordable delivery option, UPS 3 Day Select. The deadline for  free shipping on Amazon orders also is Tuesday...
Woman robs gas station clerk with knife, police say; incident caught on video

Woman robs gas station clerk with knife, police say; incident caught on video

A gas station clerk was held up, not by gunpoint but by a knife-wielding woman. The entire incident was caught on camera. It happened in Concord, California, in November, but police in the city just posted the surveillance video Friday, in hopes of finding the alleged armed robber, KPIX reported. The woman was seen wearing a hoodie, and she had her face covered. During the robbery, she went behind...
ANALYSIS: Grading the Bengals’ 30-16 win over the Raiders

ANALYSIS: Grading the Bengals’ 30-16 win over the Raiders

The Cincinnati Bengals finally put together a complete enough game to get a win but it was a few weeks too late. Tyler Boyd topped 1,000 yards receiving for the season just before scoring the first touchdown, Joe Mixon recorded 100 yards rushing in back-to-back games for the first time in his career and the defense held the opponent to less than 300 yards of offense for a second straight week as the...
Officials: 13 students injured after school bus overturns in North Carolina

Officials: 13 students injured after school bus overturns in North Carolina

Officials said a student was in critical condition Monday and 12 others were injured after a school bus carrying middle school students overturned in Alexander County. The incident happened just after 7:30 a.m. on Icard Ridge Road, near the Bethlehem community. According to officials, the school bus was bound for West Alexander Middle School with 19 students on board when a Toyota car traveling...
An early Christmas present: Couple adopts 7 siblings out of foster care

An early Christmas present: Couple adopts 7 siblings out of foster care

A Hot Springs, Arkansas, family got an early Christmas present by officially adopting seven siblings together. KTHV reported that Terri and Michael Hawthorn decided to foster children years ago, but didn’t plan to adopt. “Our first words were, ‘OK, we’ll do it for a couple of years but we will not adopt,’” mother Terri Hawthorn said. >> Read more trending...
‘Andi Mack’ actor fired after arrest, accused of trying to meet 13-year-old for sex 

‘Andi Mack’ actor fired after arrest, accused of trying to meet 13-year-old for sex 

The Disney Channel has fired actor Stoney Westmoreland after police said the man used a dating app to lure a 13-year-old boy for sex. Westmoreland had a recurring role on the series, “Andi Mack,” as Ham Mack, the title character’s grandfather, CNN reported. Police said Westmoreland used the dating app to send explicit photos to someone he thought was a 13-year-old boy. Westmoreland...
Who is in President Trump’s Cabinet?

Who is in President Trump’s Cabinet?

You hear the names on the news, but do you know who makes up the president’s Cabinet? The Cabinet includes Vice President Mike Pence, the White House chief of staff, the attorney general and secretaries and directors of the country’s executive departments. >> Read more trending news  As of Dec. 17, the departments and the administrators are as follows: Administrator of the Small...
Today is the 115th anniversary of flight! Here are 5 treasures you can see at the re-imagined Wright Brothers National Museum

Today is the 115th anniversary of flight! Here are 5 treasures you can see at the re-imagined Wright Brothers National Museum

  One hundred fifteen years ago today, Wilbur and Orville Wright made their first flights only days before Christmas. The brilliant Dayton brothers uncovered the secrets of the birds.  Orville wired home to share the news. Their father, Bishop Milton Wright, who kept a daily diary, chronicled the colossal event with scant more gusto than used to describe the “1/2 in. snow” he...
Lessons learned: How Lordstown might benefit from Moraine’s GM experience

Lessons learned: How Lordstown might benefit from Moraine’s GM experience

An Ohio blue-collar community finds itself with a General Motors assembly plant that doesn’t have a vehicle to assemble or a blueprint for the future. It’s all-too-familiar history for Moraine and Dayton — and the all- too-painful present for the community of Lordstown, where a GM plant faces probable closure. The news is devastating for the Trumbull County plant in easter Ohio that...
Group provides Christmas gifts for children of inmates

Group provides Christmas gifts for children of inmates

A group of good Samaritans in Virginia is making sure the children of inmates at its local jails will have a good Christmas. The organization, Building Resilience in Communities, held its fourth “It Takes a Village” program this past weekend, WTKR reported.  This year they worked with the Western Tidewater Regional Jail and the Hampton Roads Regional Jail to choose the families...
UPS seasonal delivery driver, 2 others accused in Florida package-stealing scheme

UPS seasonal delivery driver, 2 others accused in Florida package-stealing scheme

A seasonal UPS delivery employee and two others were arrested in connection with a package-stealing scheme in Florida, the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office said. Surveillance video shows uniformed delivery driver Okoye D. Manley, 28, delivering packages to a home on Dellcrest Place in Lake Mary, deputies said. Investigators said Manley texted his co-conspirators, who arrived at the home...
Sailors reunited with families just in time for holidays

Sailors reunited with families just in time for holidays

Dozens of sailors from the U.S. Navy are back with their families in Jacksonville after an eight-month deployment. They were reunited with their loved ones at Naval Air Station Jax on Saturday – just in time for the holidays. “We haven’t put up any trees, no decorations. No presents wrapped," Melanie Skiva said. "We're waiting for him to come home to do that." Skiva...
Must-see: Car crashes into Alabama home; shocking photo goes viral

Must-see: Car crashes into Alabama home; shocking photo goes viral

Nobody was hurt Sunday when a car crashed into a home in Montgomery, Alabama, authorities said. >> Read more trending news  The shocking scene on Perry Hill Road was captured in a photo that quickly went viral. "Be safe out there!" Montgomery Fire/Rescue wrote on Facebook, adding that the lack of injuries was "nothing short of a miracle." Police are still investigating...
Kelsey Berreth search: Police offer $25K reward, finish searching fiance’s property

Kelsey Berreth search: Police offer $25K reward, finish searching fiance’s property

Police are offering a $25,000 reward in the search for a Colorado mom who has been missing since Thanksgiving Day. The Woodland Park Police Department said in a news release Saturday that it "will pay up to $25,000 for information that leads to the location or safe return of Kelsey Berreth."  Berreth, 29, a flight instructor, was last seen Nov. 22 in surveillance footage at a Woodland...
Kasich promises to veto bills he doesn’t “agree with in a deep way”

Kasich promises to veto bills he doesn’t “agree with in a deep way”

Working in a lame duck session, Ohio lawmakers sent a handful of controversial bills to Gov. John Kasich, who indicated he will use his veto pen on measures he doesn’t like. Joking that he could be known as “Veto Corleone” by the time he’s done, Kasich said, “I have no joy in having to veto stuff, but I’m not going to sign stuff that I don’t agree with in...
Meet the University of Dayton graduate who is in charge of the Grammy Museum

Meet the University of Dayton graduate who is in charge of the Grammy Museum

Michael Sticka’s love of the arts and dedication to community, two significant attributes instilled in him while growing up in Xenia and memorably co-founding imaginatively whimsical Zoot Theatre Company, is serving him well in his duties as Executive Director of the Recording Academy’s Grammy Museum, one of the most prestigious cultural institutions in the world which celebrated its 10th...
DeWine cites moral obligation for state to invest more in at-risk kids

DeWine cites moral obligation for state to invest more in at-risk kids

In making LeeAnne Cornyn his first cabinet appointment, Ohio Gov.-elect Mike DeWine intended to make a statement about the importance he attaches to helping at-risk kids. Cornyn will direct children’s initiatives for the incoming administration. Asked why he chose children’s issues as his top focus rather than job creation or public safety or the drug crisis, DeWine said all of those issues...
Democrats try to pick up pieces after election defeats; more asking question: Is Ohio a red state?

Democrats try to pick up pieces after election defeats; more asking question: Is Ohio a red state?

Democrats in Ohio couldn’t match the gains the party made in other states, and now some observers are wondering if the state itself should be colored in a deep shade of red. That has implications beyond politics, because Ohio has long benefited from its swing-state reputation, which brings candidates, media attention and increased spending to the state. “To be honest with you, I think...
'Christmas Comet' 46P/Wirtanen: 5 stunning photos of the celestial phenomenon

'Christmas Comet' 46P/Wirtanen: 5 stunning photos of the celestial phenomenon

Comet 46P/Wirtanen, also known as the "Christmas Comet," brightened the night sky this weekend, coming within 7.2 million miles of Earth on Sunday.  Photographers flocked to social media to share their stunning shots of the celestial phenomenon. Here are some of our favorites: >> Read more trending news 
Will the Miami Valley have a white Christmas this year?

Will the Miami Valley have a white Christmas this year?

The true definition of a white Christmas is having an inch or more of snow on the ground by Christmas morning. You may think being in the Miami Valley, which can feature cold and snowy winters, that a white Christmas would be common, but looking at the numbers, it isn't.  The most recent white Christmas was in 2017 when there was about 2 inches of snow on the ground Christmas morning. Christmas...
Trotwood teachers at odds with superintendent, allege problems

Trotwood teachers at odds with superintendent, allege problems

Trotwood-Madison teachers and district leaders were at odds over the legality of special education plans, alignment of teaching strategies, data on school discipline and more, days after the school board unanimously gave Superintendent Tyrone Olverson a multi-year contact. Dozens of teachers walked out of the Dec. 6 meeting where the school board approved that contract. In a letter to the board earlier...
Sunshine, dry day today; rain returns later this week

Sunshine, dry day today; rain returns later this week

Dry and sunny to start the week Chilly start tomorrow Showers return Thursday, continue into weekend TODAY: Sunshine is expected to return today along with dry conditions all day, Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Dontae Jones said. Highs today reach the low 40s. TOMORROW: Another quiet day but cold morning in the mid 20s. Sunshine returns for the afternoon. Highs around 40. WEDNESDAY: Chilly...
Miss Universe 2018: Who is Miss Philippines Catriona Gray, this year's winner?

Miss Universe 2018: Who is Miss Philippines Catriona Gray, this year's winner?

Miss Philippines Catriona Gray was crowned the winner of this year's Miss Universe competition Monday in Bangkok, Thailand. Here are five things you should know about Gray, a 24-year-old model, singer and TV host from the Philippines' Albay province: 1. She grew up in Australia. Gray, whose father is Scottish and mother is Filipina, was born in Cairns, Queensland, where she attended Trinity Anglican...
Miss Universe 2018: Philippines’ Catriona Gray wins crown in Thailand

Miss Universe 2018: Philippines’ Catriona Gray wins crown in Thailand

The Philippines’ Catriona Gray beat out contestants from 93 countries to win the 67th annual Miss Universe pageant Sunday night in Bangkok, Thailand.  >> Read more trending news  Gray bested first runner-up South Africa’s Tamaryn Green and Sthefany Gutierrez of Venezuela, who rounded out the top three. She succeeds Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters of South Africa who took home...
FOX Memphis reporter arrested on domestic assault charges

FOX Memphis reporter arrested on domestic assault charges

A reporter at the FOX TV affiliate in Memphis, Tennessee, is facing charges of domestic assault after a fight with his wife Saturday night. >> Read more trending news  Scott Madaus was arrested Saturday night after his wife called 9-1-1 during an argument that appeared to escalate. According to the police report, Madaus’ wife told officers the couple had been fighting and Madaus tried...
New 11-foot-long, horned dinosaur discovered in southwestern U.S.

New 11-foot-long, horned dinosaur discovered in southwestern U.S.

A new, 11-foot-long, horned dinosaur was discovered in the southwestern United States from bones collected 20 years ago, according to paleontologists at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science. >> Read more trending news  The new ceratopsid, which is from the same genus as the more well-known triceratop, weighed 1,500 pounds and walked the Earth 73 million years ago, ...
Wahoo: Voice of Mario honored with Guinness World Record

Wahoo: Voice of Mario honored with Guinness World Record

With a “wahoo” and “let’s-a go,” “It’s-a me, Mario,” made it into the record books.  >> Read more trending news  Charles Martinet, the man who has voiced the video game plumber 100 times in Nintendo games through the years, was recently honored with a Guinness World Record for most video game voiceover performances as the same character...
Bankrupt Sears to pay $25.3 million in bonuses to executives

Bankrupt Sears to pay $25.3 million in bonuses to executives

Sears, which filed for bankruptcy in October, is planning to pay out more than $25 million in bonuses to its top executives. >> Read more trending news  A federal judge has signed off on the company’s request to pay bonuses to some of its high-ranking employees, the Chicago Tribune reported.  Sears Holdings filed for Chapter 11 banruptcy protection in October after...
How to prevent ID theft amid holidays and ‘data breach fatigue’

How to prevent ID theft amid holidays and ‘data breach fatigue’

Last year’s massive data breach at Equifax highlighted the importance for consumers to take steps to protect their personal data. >> Read more trending news  With holiday shopping in full swing, consumer advocacy groups are urging the public to be cautious. It’s prime time for ID thieves to try to snatch sensitive information, experts say. “People need to clearly...
Officer pens open letter to ‘invincible’ teen pulled over for speeding

Officer pens open letter to ‘invincible’ teen pulled over for speeding

A police officer chastised a speeding 18-year-old he pulled over Sunday in an open letter posted on social media.  >> Read more trending news  The driver was going 100 in a 65 mph zone when he was pulled over, the officer wrote.  “I can tell you dozens of stories of dead and broken 18 year old bodies that I’ve pulled from cars. Broken bodies that I’ve found in...
Former Trump chief of staff Reince Priebus joins the Navy

Former Trump chief of staff Reince Priebus joins the Navy

  Former White House chief of staff Reince Priebus has joined the Navy as a reserve officer with the backing of Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, according to media reports. >> Read more trending news  Priebus, 46, the former chairman of the Republican National Committee before joining the Trump White House, was selected as a reserve officer with help from a recommendation letter from...
Tiny house heisted in St. Louis

Tiny house heisted in St. Louis

Thieves in St. Louis may have reached a milestone -- stealing an entire house, albeit a tiny one, Saturday in St. Louis.  >> Read more trending news  “It’s just so surreal, because you hear about trailers and cars being stolen all the time," Meghan Panu, who spent two years and nearly $20,000 building the tiny home, told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. She said the...
First trailer for new ‘Downton Abbey’ movie released: ‘You’re cordially invited…’

First trailer for new ‘Downton Abbey’ movie released: ‘You’re cordially invited…’

“You are cordially invited to return to Downton Abbey.”  >> Read more trending news  The first official trailer for the eagerly anticipated movie based on the award-winning PBS Masterpiece drama was released with little detail about what might happen next at the Grantham estate, but it expressly invites fans to the big-screen version of the smash TV hit. Here’s what...
Letters to Santa delivered 106 years later

Letters to Santa delivered 106 years later

Letters to Santa hidden behind a chimney mantle for more than 100 years  were recently revealed during a town’s Christmas celebration.  >> Read more trending news  Two children, whose great-grandparents likely played with the letters’ authors, delivered them to Santa during the Beverly Old Fashioned Christmas. One of the letters, written Dec. 25, 1912, by Page...
5 takeaways from Bengals’ 30-16 win over Raiders

5 takeaways from Bengals’ 30-16 win over Raiders

The celebratory postgame “Who Dey” chant in the locker room never sounded so good to the Cincinnati Bengals. Cincinnati ended a five-game losing streak Sunday with a 30-16 win over the Oakland Raiders in the home finale at Paul Brown Stadium. »RELATED: Bengals break through in home finale The Bengals (6-8) had come close to ending the drought last week but came up short, 26-21, to...
South Carolina prisoner suing to smoke pot in jail, says his religion requires it

South Carolina prisoner suing to smoke pot in jail, says his religion requires it

A prisoner is suing the South Carolina Department of Corrections, contending the agency has violated his religious freedoms by refusing to allow him to smoke pot or wear dreadlocks. >> Read more trending news  Inmate James Rose, 41, filed the federal lawsuit last week, contending the agency has violated his constitutional rights by not providing him marijuana “as part of the...
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