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Murder trial against Champaign County teen set to start Monday

Murder trial against Champaign County teen set to start Monday

A jury trial against a Champaign County teenager accused of killing his surrogate mother is expected to begin Monday. Donovan Nicholas, 15, is charged as an adult in Champaign County Common Pleas Court with aggravated murder and murder. Each count includes a gun specification. He’s pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity. Nicholas faces life in prison if convicted. Nicholas is accused of killing...


Springfield couple married 50 years keeps the surprises coming. The golden year was one of the best.

Springfield couple married 50 years keeps the surprises coming. The golden year was one of the best.

Between 6 and 6:30 p.m. on June 9, beneath a soggy tent at the Simon Kenton Inn north of Springfield, I witnessed a wondrous transformation. Having been shown various places indoors where tables weren’t available on a busy Saturday night when there was a wedding reception in full swing, Helen Martin, a woman I’ve known for decades, emerged through some drops of rain into the tent. She...
Greenon teacher accused of sex misconduct will likely not face charges

Greenon teacher accused of sex misconduct will likely not face charges

No charges are forthcoming against a former Greenon Local School District teacher accused of sexual misconduct with grade school students. Clark County Prosecutor Andy Wilson said the Clark County Sheriff’s Office investigation into whether Larry Yowler committed a crime has not found evidence to support charges. Yowler, who had taught for 20 years and was teaching second grade at Indian Valley...
Some rain to start the week

Some rain to start the week

There is a change for a few isolated showers/storms this evening, according to Meteorologist Brett Collar. Rain is more likely to appear on Monday, and it will not be as hot this coming week. Few isolated showers/storms this evening More rain likely Monday Not as hot this week Tonight: More dry time is expected overnight. It’ll be a mild and muggy night with temperatures dropping...
Neighborhood resident not surprised by homicide in Springfield alley

Neighborhood resident not surprised by homicide in Springfield alley

Springfield police are still working to learn what led up to the homicide shooting that occurred Saturday evening in the alley of E. Rose Street and Clifton Avenue. The neighborhood was quiet Sunday afternoon, but Saturday night, police tape, investigators, and police cars swarmed the area. “It’s a bit disturbing. What can occur,” said Michael Carey of Springfield who lives...
Endangered Missing Adult Alert canceled for Crawford County man

Endangered Missing Adult Alert canceled for Crawford County man

The Endangered Missing Adult Alert issued for 70-year-old Dennis Conner has been canceled.  A statewide Endangered Missing Adult Alert has been issued for a 70-year-old man who left his residence on South Market Street at 8:50 p.m. Saturday and has failed to return. Dennis Conner suffers from dementia, according to the Galion Police Department. He was last seen wearing a blue plaid shirt and...
Childhood friends behind new family restaurant in Springfield

Childhood friends behind new family restaurant in Springfield

One of the newest eateries in town is based on several old friendships — along with a lot of hard work and good luck. Restaurant: Ohio Village Restaurant Location: 1805 W. First St., Springfield Contact: Facebook: www.facebook.com/OHMYVILLAGE/ Website: www.ohiovillagerestaurant.com Telephone: (937) 505-1448 Background/Overview: Ohio Village Restaurant opened last month in Springfield. Its development...
Springfield Then & Now: Clauer Brothers Grocery

Springfield Then & Now: Clauer Brothers Grocery

In April 1913, brothers George L. and Daniel L. Clauer opened Clauer Brothers Grocery at 1901 W. Main Street. Previously, George had been a house painter and for the ten years prior had run a grocery with T.H. Hannigan at Harrison and Ludlow.  The grocery’s first location on West Main had previously been a storefront for the Ihrig feed store, before it moved to another location on the street...
Home sales down in region due to lack of inventory

Home sales down in region due to lack of inventory

Home sales dipped slightly in both Clark and Champaign Counties for the first half of this year, as a lack of inventory remains a challenge and drives up sales prices. Statewide, 2017 was a record year for home sales, and reports from January to May show the industry is just slightly off pace so far this year said Carl Horst, a spokesman for the Ohio Association of Realtors. Home sales for that period...
Chance of rain increasing for beginning of work week

Chance of rain increasing for beginning of work week

Mostly sunny skies with a high around 92. With the humidity, we’ll see heat indices somewhere between 95 to 100 degrees, said Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar.  Heat Index 95 to 100 degrees today and tomorrow Rain chances begin tomorrow through Tuesday morning Heat and humidity will drop off by Tuesday Tonight: More clouds are expected overnight tonight. It&rsquo...
Year later, mom of teen killed on Ohio State Fair ride talks of her son’s legacy

Year later, mom of teen killed on Ohio State Fair ride talks of her son’s legacy

Nearly a year after her teenage son was killed in a ride on opening day of the Ohio State Fair, his mother said she will make sure he did not die in vain. Tyler Jarrell was 18 when he was thrown to his death from the Fireball. His mother, Amber Duffield, said she is determined her son’s legacy will be saving others. The 18-year-old had already pledged to serve the U.S. Marine Corps. He&rsquo...
Sports betting bill introduced in Ohio legislature

Sports betting bill introduced in Ohio legislature

State lawmakers have begun planning for passage of a yet to be defined proposal to legalize sports betting. The first of several anticipated bills on the subject was introduced Thursday with neither what sports could be bet on nor the setting for permissible wagering on sports. The entire bill states only "It is the intent of the General Assembly to develop and enact legislation legalizing sports...
Local business owners convicted on workers’ compensation charges

Local business owners convicted on workers’ compensation charges

A Dayton man was one of six Ohioans convicted on charges related to workers compensation fraud, the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation said. Randall Mount of Ram Restoration at 11125 Yankee Street in Centerville was convicted of not operating with workers’ compensation coverage. Mount pleaded no contest to a second-degree misdemeanor for failure to comply after the Bureau of Workers&rsquo...
The Heritage Center: Clark County’s history of hand tools

The Heritage Center: Clark County’s history of hand tools

While Clark County was known for companies that provided people around the world with large pieces of farm machinery such as reapers, seeds, and mowers, typically local one-family farms in the 1850s-1880s used hand tools like these, which represent hours of labor-intensive work. The advent of large mechanized machines to take on a lot of the work transformed early farming into vast businesses.
‘Jesus Christ’ could land Springfield’s John Legend an EGOT 

‘Jesus Christ’ could land Springfield’s John Legend an EGOT 

 An EGOT would be a perfect ego boost for Springfield native John Legend, not that there is anything wrong with his  ego.  The singer, actor and humanitarian was nominated Thursday for his first Emmy for his work on “Jesus Christ Superstar Live In Concert.”  Legend spoke to ABC’s “Good Morning America” about the nomination and shifted attention...
Taking a trip to Lake Erie this summer? Check for slime before you go

Taking a trip to Lake Erie this summer? Check for slime before you go

Last year, a slick, green slime covered more than 700 square miles of the western basin of Lake Erie — an algae bloom so big it was visible from outer space. The blooms can threaten drinking water, shut down beaches and quickly ruin vacation plans. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released its latest harmful algal bloom forecast for Lake Erie on Thursday, saying it’ll...
Recall roundup: PJs for kids, pill packages, and more 

Recall roundup: PJs for kids, pill packages, and more 

Sleepwear for children and medication packets are on this week’s list of recalls from the Consumer Product Safety Commission.  Children’s onesies with hoods and fleece pajama pants by Allura are being recalled because they don’t meet flammability standards and pose a risk of burns, but no injuries have been reported.  The onesies were sold under the brand name &ldquo...
Christmas in July: More retailers announce plans to compete with Amazon’s Prime Day

Christmas in July: More retailers announce plans to compete with Amazon’s Prime Day

More stores have announced online sales during the same week as Amazon’s popular Prime Day. The shopping discount day has expanded beyond just the popular online retailer, with more companies announcing sales as the day approaches. Prime Day is the longest yet this year at 36 hours, stretching from July 16 into July 17. »RELATED: Back-to-school sales starting early as first day approaches...
Clark County Municipal Court cases

Clark County Municipal Court cases

CASES CALLED WEDNESDAY INCLUDED: Gino Adame, 39, of 4034 Grange Hall Road, domestic violence amended to disorderly conduct, guilty, two days jail, fined $100; assault, dismissed. Amy C. Boothe, 51, of Dayton, two counts passing bad checks, dismissed. Joshua B. Buxton, 32, of 360 N. Bird Road, drug abuse marijuana, drug paraphernalia-marijuana, dismissed; failure to control, no seat belt driver, dismissed...
Hall hopes eventful year continues with Springfield City Am title

Hall hopes eventful year continues with Springfield City Am title

Jeff Hall has had an eventful year. He started a career in the business world by becoming a sales accountant at Speedway in February and then, four months later, became engaged to longtime girlfriend Jenna Erwin. Of the two, his proposal caused by far the most angst. He took a knee on the first green at Springfield Country Club while the two were playing a casual round with friends. And even though...
Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

COMMON PLEAS COURT NEW SUITS 18-CV-0313 - Kevin D. Reynolds and Rebecca S. Blazer, Fairborn, v. Michael S. Evans, Fairborn, et al., complaint in excess of $25,000 for damages and injuries suffered in an auto accident on Nov. 9, 2014. 18-CV-0316 - Universal 1 Credit Union, Beavercreek, v. Keith Johnson, 1619 Cypress St., and Dustin Johnson, South Charleston, complaint for $16,280. 18-CV-0317 - Wells...
Vehicle crashes into Springfield church and pantry

Vehicle crashes into Springfield church and pantry

Despite heavy damage, a Springfield pantry and church will reopen Saturday, according to a church member. Thanks to a volunteer construction crew, the Good Samaritan Outreach Center and New Beginnings Christian Church Worship Center’s pantry will resume at 8 a.m. Saturday and church services will go on Sunday as planned. A volunteer going to sort clothes Friday morning ended up driving...
Build-A-Bear Pay Your Age: How to get a voucher if you didn’t get a bear

Build-A-Bear Pay Your Age: How to get a voucher if you didn’t get a bear

Build-A-Bear is offering a $15 voucher for customers who didn’t make it through the line during Thursday’s Pay Your Age promotional event. The event caused chaos at stores after lines wrapped around malls across the U.S. and Canada. Build-A-Bear shut down lines after an overwhelming response. Parents stood in line up to to get a stuffed toy for the cost of their child’s age. Customers...
Man who allegedly led police on chase, crashed into house indicted

Man who allegedly led police on chase, crashed into house indicted

A Dayton man was indicted in Clark County Common Pleas Court accused of leading Springfield police on a high-speed chase and crashing into a home. Kevin Cragg, 26, was indicted on counts of having weapons under disability, improper handling of firearms in a motor vehicle and failure to comply with order or signal of police officer. RELATED: 2 in custody after SUV slams into house ...
UC, ARFL team up to develop ‘Iron Man’ type suit for Air Force

UC, ARFL team up to develop ‘Iron Man’ type suit for Air Force

University of Cincinnati engineers and the Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base are developing a clothing that can charge your cell phone. The clothing is so technologically advanced that it might remind you of a scene out of “Iron Man.” The clothing utilizes the unique properties of carbon nanotubes: a large surface area that is strong, conductive and heat-resistant...
Road show: New van promotes Springfield tourism

Road show: New van promotes Springfield tourism

The Chamber of Greater Springfield is using a van to make stops throughout the state to promote Springfield’s tourist attractions. The van, which is customized with scenes of Springfield attractions, has been available for about two weeks, said Chris Schutte, vice president of destination marketing and communication for the Chamber of Greater Springfield. The vehicle is equipped with a 50-inch...
4 charged in alleged meth-trafficking ring in Greene County

4 charged in alleged meth-trafficking ring in Greene County

Four people face felony charges for allegedly conspiring to distribute methamphetamine in Greene County, and Fairborn police are asking for the public’s help in locating one of the suspects. An arrest warrant has been issued for 32-year-old Christopher Howard, who faces felony charges of engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity and aggravated trafficking and possession of drugs, according to...
Springfield strip mall getting new life

Springfield strip mall getting new life

A long abandoned strip mall on Upper Valley Pike is getting new life, and possibly new tenants as early as this fall. The former strip mall at 1030 to 1068 Upper Valley Pike lost its last tenant several years ago and had become an eyesore along the corridor, said Argeri Lagos, a Springfield attorney and owner of Spartan Residential Properties LLC. But several upgrades are underway and Lagos said it&rsquo...
Back-to-school sales starting early as first day approaches

Back-to-school sales starting early as first day approaches

Summer began less than a month ago, but area stores are already stocking shelves and setting displays for back-to-school sales. The early start for stores is in preparation for classes that begin at some area schools the week of Aug. 6. With increased disposable income in the hands of many Americans, this year is likely to reach one of the three highest years on record for back-to-school sales at...
After muggy night, expect hot, humid weekend

After muggy night, expect hot, humid weekend

Warm, muggier overnight Heat, humidity soar to start the weekend Storms return to the Valley beginning Sunday Overnight: Expect clear skies and a warm, muggier night, Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell said. Temperatures will hold around 70 degrees in the morning. Saturday: Mostly sunny skies will start the weekend but temperatures will soar into the lower 90s by afternoon...
Smoke from Siberian wildfires 4,000 miles away reaches New England

Smoke from Siberian wildfires 4,000 miles away reaches New England

Smoke created from massive wildfires more than 4,000 miles away in Siberia reached New England this week. The wildfires were burning in eastern Siberia and have lofted massive amounts of smoke high into the atmosphere, said Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell. “Strong winds aloft in the polar jet stream carried some of the smoke from the fires across the Bering Strait and into...
Clark State to offer registered nursing program at Beavercreek location

Clark State to offer registered nursing program at Beavercreek location

Clark State Community College will start offering its registered nursing program at its Beavercreek location this fall. Clark State’s Bevercreek facility — called the Greene Center — is located at 3775 Pentagon Boulevard and is visible from Interstate 675. Students accepted into the Beavercreek cohort will be able to finish the program at the Greene Center, according to the school...
Non-profit develops video to promote Clark County

Non-profit develops video to promote Clark County

A Springfield non-profit is unveiling an 8-minute video on Thursday night designed to encourage workers from other communities to take a closer look at Clark County’s housing options. The Springfield Foundation spent about $5,000 to film and edit the video, which will be displayed at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Mother Stewart’s Brewery, 109 W. North St. in Springfield, said Ted Vander Roest...
Clark County Municipal Court cases

Clark County Municipal Court cases

CASES CALLED TUESDAY INCLUDED: David Clark, 53, address unknown, domestic violence, dismissed - prosecutor request. Jackie Lee Conley, 41, of 2078 Old Lagonda, OVI, guilty, 365 days jail with 295 days suspended, 12 months probation, 36 months driver’s license suspension, restricted plates and interlock required for modification, fined $850; 12 point suspension, speed, no seat belt, dismissed...
Consumers urged to take action with dangerous cedar chests 

Consumers urged to take action with dangerous cedar chests 

There’s a renewed warning about certain hope chests that could put your child at risk for suffocation. Several children have died of suffocation after becoming trapped in the auto-locking chests by Lane and Virginia Maid. “Back in the ‘30s, ‘40s and ‘50s, moms would usually get one when they graduated from high and [the chests] would get passed...
Stormy Daniels’ lawyer: ‘We will vehemently contest all charges’

Stormy Daniels’ lawyer: ‘We will vehemently contest all charges’

Stephanie Clifford, the adult film star who goes by the stage name Stormy Daniels, is scheduled to appear in Franklin County Municipal Court on Friday on charges that she inappropriately touched undercover police officers during a performance at a Columbus strip club. Her second night performance at Club Sirens, a strip club on the north side of Columbus, has been canceled, according to a tweet posted...
New Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park leader named

New Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park leader named

The National Park Service has named a new leader for the Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park. Kendel Thomspon was announced as the superintendent of the park on Wednesday, according to the National Park Service. Thompson has served as acting superintendent for the park since August 2017 and he will assume the job permanently on Aug. 5. » RELATED: Dayton national park could get...
Back-to-school: Shoppers still favor store shopping

Back-to-school: Shoppers still favor store shopping

Despite online shopping becoming more prevalent, most shoppers still prefer to go to a store for back-to-school shopping. More than 57 percent of households said they would shop in store for back-to-school supplies this year. But 20 percent haven’t decided yet if they will shop online or in-store for the shopping holiday, according to research firm Deloitte. »RELATED: Old Navy to offer...
Air Force rolls out new enlisted personnel handbook: Here’s what changed

Air Force rolls out new enlisted personnel handbook: Here’s what changed

The U.S. Air Force just rolled out its new enlisted personnel handbook, and it’s changing up the way enlisted airmen will address senior master sergeants. Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright announced the changes on Facebook. The Air Force no longer requires an associate’s degree from the Community College of the Air Force as a promotion requirement for master sergeants...
Old Navy to offer in-store pickup as part of renovations

Old Navy to offer in-store pickup as part of renovations

Old Navy is now offering in-store pickup for online shoppers as part of its initiative to remodel its stores and expansion of new locations. The store’s new pickup method gives customers seven days to retrieve online orders from their local store’s kiosk, skipping the checkout line. By the end of 2018, there will be 60 new stores and complete remodels of 300 existing stores. “What...
Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

COMMON PLEAS COURT NEW SUITS 18-CV-0300 - M&T Bank v. Jared L. Ogden, Grove City, et al., complaint in foreclosure for property located at 1225 W. Pleasant St., for $37,662. 18-CV-0302 - Wilmington Savings Fund Society, FSB, as Trustee, v. Bessie R. Redmond, 633 W. Columbia St., et al., complaint in foreclosure for $29,421. 18-CV-0303 - Allstate Property and Casualty Insurance Company, as subrogee...
Sears announces more layoffs amid store closures

Sears announces more layoffs amid store closures

Sears has laid off 200 workers at its corporate office as the company continues to suffer from declining sales and the closures of stores over the last several months. The newest layoffs affect the Sears Holdings corporate offices in Hoffman Estates, Ill., according to a note from CEO Eddie Lampert that CNBC obtained. “As we work to advance our strategic transformation, we all know that we must...
Porn star Stormy Daniels arrested in Columbus: What we know today

Porn star Stormy Daniels arrested in Columbus: What we know today

COLUMBUS, OHIO — Porn star Stormy Daniels has been arrested at a strip club in Columbus, Ohio, on allegations that she touched undercover police officers while performing. Daniels is being charged with “illegally sexually oriented activity in a sexually oriented business,” a first-degree misdemeanor, according to WCMH’s Olivia Fecteau. Here’s what you need to know...
CVS apologizes after white manager called police on black woman using coupon

CVS apologizes after white manager called police on black woman using coupon

CVS has apologized to a black woman and is investigating an incident in which a white manager called police on her after she tried to use a coupon at a Chicago store on Friday. Camilla Hudson, 53, who said her Facebook post detailing the incident was removed for unspecified reasons by the social media site, also shared video on Twitter of her interaction with the CVS manager who claimed she had...
Trump, Putin meet at Helsinki summit: Live updates

Trump, Putin meet at Helsinki summit: Live updates

President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin are preparing for their first stand-alone meeting Monday at a highly anticipated summit in Helsinki. Talks were scheduled to begin at 1:15 p.m. Helsinki time (6:15 a.m. EDT) at the Finnish Presidential Palace’s Gothic Hall, but Putin is running late. Update 6 a.m. EDT July 16: Putin’s plane landed in Helsinki just before 6 a.m...
Annual convention in Franklin ‘brings Kentucky to Ohio’

Annual convention in Franklin ‘brings Kentucky to Ohio’

Two members of the University of Kentucky’s 1978 NCAA Championship men’s basketball team will be featured during the 29th annual Ohio UK Convention later this month. Jack “Goose” Givens and James Lee, key members on the Wildcats’ national championship team, will be two of the six speakers on July 21 at Eastview Baptist Church in Franklin, said Jim Porter, chairman of...
Cheryl’s Cookies to host SWEET bake sale all week long

Cheryl’s Cookies to host SWEET bake sale all week long

If you’re a Cheryl’s Cookies lover, you won’t want to miss the upcoming gourmet cookies and baked goods sale. From July 16 to 21, Cheryl’s Cookies will host the Sweet Summer Bake Sale with up to 75 percent off individually wrapped cookies, gift boxes, frozen doughballs, and more. At the flagship Westerville location, the first 50 customers on Thursday, July 19, will receive...
Take a chance on a new play at Dayton’s FutureFest this weekend

Take a chance on a new play at Dayton’s FutureFest this weekend

“A great piece of theater is never finished, but at some point it has to start.” — Matthew Kagan, The New Play Exchange Let’s face it: whether you’re responsible for staging the production or simply buying a ticket, you’re taking a risk on a new play. But judging from the abundance of regional, national — and yes, even world — premieres in our area...
Man succeeds in campaign to bring ‘Trump baby balloon’ to U.S.

Man succeeds in campaign to bring ‘Trump baby balloon’ to U.S.

A man who started a crowd source funding account to bring a balloon ridiculing President Donald Trump to the United States hopes to fly it near the president’s New Jersey golf club.  The “Fund To Bring Baby Trump To America” raised more than $5,800 as of Sunday evening, more than its $4,500 goal, since it was started Friday by Didier Jimenez-Castro, who wants to fly it at the ...
Statewide Endangered Missing Adult Alert issued for Miami County man, 72

Statewide Endangered Missing Adult Alert issued for Miami County man, 72

A statewide Endangered Missing Adult Alert has been issued for a 72-year-old Miami County man who suffers from Parkinson's and who may be driving a Cadillac Escalade.  Herschel Whitt was last seen leaving his home on Wisteria Drive, about 10 a.m. Sunday and has not returned, according to the Miami County Sheriff's Office.  Whitt is 5-foot-10 inches tall, about 185 pounds, has gray hair and...
Warm and humid day ahead, afternoon storms likely for some

Warm and humid day ahead, afternoon storms likely for some

Warm, humid day on tap Afternoon storms likely Drop in temperatures and humidity Tuesday TODAY: Partly cloudy, warm and muggy to start the day with a few areas of patchy fog, Storm Center 7 Meteorologist McCall Vrydaghs reports. Temperatures rising through the 70s. A cold front will approach the region this afternoon, bringing some scattered showers and storms. Best chance for storms will be...
Prince Louis' christening portraits revealed: Kate Middleton, royal family stun in new photos

Prince Louis' christening portraits revealed: Kate Middleton, royal family stun in new photos

The British royal family released four official portraits Sunday from the christening of Prince Louis, the youngest son of Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge. According to Kensington Palace, Matt Holyoak took the new photos last Monday at Clarence House after the 2-month-old prince was christened at Chapel Royal at St. James' Palace. In the portraits, Catherine, formerly known as Kate...
Duke University to stop requiring SAT, ACT writing scores

Duke University to stop requiring SAT, ACT writing scores

Duke University will no longer require students to submit some testing scores when they apply for admission.  It will soon be optional for applicants to submit SAT essay scores or ACT writing scores.  Officials said this change is to ensure every student has an opportunity to be fully considered during the application process.  The change will begin with next year's incoming undergraduate...
Scoochie Smith helps Cavaliers advance to semifinals of NBA Summer League tournament

Scoochie Smith helps Cavaliers advance to semifinals of NBA Summer League tournament

Scoochie Smith’s run with the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Summer League will continue for at least one more game. Smith, the former Dayton Flyers point guard, had 10 points, two assists and four rebounds in 26 minutes Sunday as the Cavaliers beat the Toronto Raptors 82-68 in the quarterfinals of the Summer League tournament in Las Vegas, Nev. The Cavaliers will play the Los Angeles Lakers...
Equipment malfunction leaves Taylor Swift stuck in basket during performance

Equipment malfunction leaves Taylor Swift stuck in basket during performance

An equipment malfunction, left Taylor Swift stuck in a basket during part of her performance Saturday night in Philadelphia. Swift was in the middle of the song “Delicate” when the sparkling basket she was riding in got stuck mid-air at Lincoln Financial Field. "I'm pretty sure I'm stuck up here," she said at one point to the crowd in videos posted to social media. "It's...
Reds prospects show their talents in Futures Game

Reds prospects show their talents in Futures Game

Dayton Dragons pitcher Hunter Greene topped 100 miles per hour on his first seven pitches in the Futures Game on Sunday at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C. However, another Cincinnati Reds prospect, Taylor Trammell, overshadowed Greene by winning the Larry Doby Award, which goes to the game’s MVP. He’s the first Reds prospect to win the honor. Greene and Trammell played for the United...
Driver injured after car plunges from 4th floor of parking garage

Driver injured after car plunges from 4th floor of parking garage

A man was injured Sunday when the car he was driving crashed through a barrier and plunged to the ground from the fourth floor of a parking garage.  The driver of the silver Mercedes Benz SUV crashed through a barrier around 1:30 p.m., flying off the parking garage and landing on its roof on the sidewalk below, according to the Times-Picayune.  A group of bystanders helped flip the...
Report: Reds have expressed interest in long-term deal for Scooter Gennett 

Report: Reds have expressed interest in long-term deal for Scooter Gennett 

Will Scooter Gennett still be a Cincinnati Red at the end of the month?  That is a question that has been asked for much of the season, and it might have a new answer — one a lot of fans will probably like.  Gennett, a Lebanon native, is having his second straight great season with the Reds.  This one earned him a trip to the All-Star Game.  He has become both a fan favorite...
Preseason football: Oakwood Lumberjacks

Preseason football: Oakwood Lumberjacks

Team: Oakwood Lumberjacks Division/Region: D-IV, Region 16; no change from last season. Affiliation: Southwestern Buckeye League, Southwestern Division. Location: Mack Hummon Stadium, Oakwood (Montgomery County). » ...
3 Missouri police officers wounded in Kansas City shootout; suspect killed

3 Missouri police officers wounded in Kansas City shootout; suspect killed

Police in Missouri shot and killed a suspect they said wounded three officers and was a person of interest in the shooting death of a university student, The Kansas City Star reported. >> Read more trending news The man had barricaded himself in a residence, Kansas City police said. The three officers were expected to live, KCTV reported. The suspect was being investigated...
Trump-Putin summit: What time do they meet, where, what will they be talking about?

Trump-Putin summit: What time do they meet, where, what will they be talking about?

President Donald Trump will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin Monday in Helsinki, Finland, days after 12 Russian military officers were indicted for interfering in the 2016 presidential election. It will be the first time the two men have met in a stand-alone meeting.According to Trump, he has “low expectations” for the meeting, but said “nothing bad” and “maybe...
Massachusetts policeman, civilian killed in shooting 

Massachusetts policeman, civilian killed in shooting 

A Massachusetts police officer and a civilian were shot and killed in Weymouth on Sunday morning, authorities said. >> Read more trending news  Authorities said the officer, identified as Michael Chesna, sustained life-threatening injuries and was rushed to South Shore Hospital. He later died from his injuries. The Norfolk County district attorney said the suspect, identified...
World Cup final delayed by protesters; Russian punk band claims responsibility

World Cup final delayed by protesters; Russian punk band claims responsibility

Sunday’s World Cup final between France and Croatia was disrupted briefly Sunday when four people dressed in old-fashioned police uniforms ran onto the pitch, The Independent reported. >> Read more trending news The Russian activist punk band Pussy Riot claimed responsibility for the suspension of play at Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, which occurred during the 52nd minute of Sunday&rsquo...
Customers, coworkers will miss longtime Kroger employee

Customers, coworkers will miss longtime Kroger employee

For Craig Gordon, a 75-year-old West Chester Twp. man with special needs, work has always been a labor of love. That’s why his retirement July 16 after 17 years of working at the Beckett Ridge Kroger at 8238 Princeton-Glendale Road came as such a surprise to co-workers. “We were doing a survey (of employees earlier this year) and it asked if you were going to be here in a year and he said...
Studying 2.0: 6 homework apps to help your kid through the school year

Studying 2.0: 6 homework apps to help your kid through the school year

Homework can make or break your kid's school year, not to mention set a positive or dreary tone at your home on school nights. To get off on the right foot with your student's homework, consider the appeal of technology. » RELATED: Back-to-school sales starting early as first day approaches » Ohio teachers can get school supply discounts at Target » Secret Service...
Former Sinclair, Hamilton pitcher earns win in Dragons’ debut

Former Sinclair, Hamilton pitcher earns win in Dragons’ debut

Saturday was the successful start of a second chance for Patrick McGuff. The former Sinclair Community college pitcher threw off the Fifth Third Field mound for the first time. He felt the support of 15 family members and friends from Hamilton who were in the seats to witness his debut with the Dayton Dragons. McGuff’s start came after being released by the Minnesota Twins earlier this year...

Schatz wins third straight Kings Royal crown at Eldora

With five laps remaining in the Kings Royal, Brad Sweet was reeling in two-time defending champion Donny Schatz. Sweet anticipated a late-lap battle to decide the 35th annual Kings Royal. He got one. He just never expected it to be with his teammate and back-of-the-pack runner Daryn Pittman. As Schatz struggled to find more speed around Eldora Speedway’s high-banked, half-mile oval, Sweet found...
France cruises past Croatia 4-2 to win World Cup

France cruises past Croatia 4-2 to win World Cup

France cruised to its first World Cup title in 20 years and its second soccer crown overall, dominating Croatia 4-2 in Sunday’s championship game in Moscow. >> Read more trending news  The French, winning the Cup for the first time since 1998, scored first and then outran the Croatian squad, the smallest country to play in a World Cup final since 1950, when Uruguay defeated Brazil...
Commentary: Finally, some Statehouse action on payday lending

Commentary: Finally, some Statehouse action on payday lending

Thanks to a determined state legislator from Springfield, and the General Assembly’s Republican leadership, Ohioans may soon be protected by a pro-consumer payday lending law. The legislator is Republican Rep. Kyle Koehler. He and a Toledo Democrat, Rep. Michael Ashford, are co-sponsors of bipartisan House Bill 123, which Ohio’s Senate passed last week in a 21-9 vote. Ohio’s House...
Sidney man found guilty in fatal Amish buggy crash in Shelby Co.

Sidney man found guilty in fatal Amish buggy crash in Shelby Co.

A Sidney man who struck an Amish buggy from behind, killing a woman and injuring three other family members, has been found guilty of aggravated vehicular homicide. The crash happened on State Route 47 at the Shelby-Logan County Line April 20.  On Friday in Shelby County Common Pleas Court, Steven Hunter, 43, entered a plea of no contest to the charge. Killed in that crash was Sarah Schwartz...
13-year-old girl beheaded after seeing grandmother killed in Alabama cemetery

13-year-old girl beheaded after seeing grandmother killed in Alabama cemetery

An Alabama 13-year-old found dead in a wooded area last month was beheaded after she saw two men stab her grandmother to death, an investigator testified Thursday.  The grisly details of Mariah Lopez’s slaying came out during the preliminary hearing of Yoni Martinez Aguilar, AL.com reported. Aguilar, 26, and Israel Gonzalez Palomino, 34, are each charged with two counts of capital...
Novak Djokovic wins Wimbledon men’s final

Novak Djokovic wins Wimbledon men’s final

Novak Djokovic, showing few effects from his marathon semifinal victory 24 hours earlier, won his fourth Wimbledon men’s singles title Sunday, defeating Kevin Anderson 6-2, 6-2, 7-6(3) at The All-England  Lawn Tennis Club. >> Read more trending news  It was also the 13th career Grand Slam victory for Djokovic, 31, and the first for the Serb since the 2016 French Open. Anderson...
National Ice Cream Day 2018: Deals at Dairy Queen, Carvel, PetSmart and more

National Ice Cream Day 2018: Deals at Dairy Queen, Carvel, PetSmart and more

If you are in the mood to scream over ice cream today, you’re in luck. Today is National Ice Cream Day (finally), and ice cream joints across the country are offering sweet deals on your favorite flavor.  And there are plenty of people who will take them up on the offers. Ninety-six percent of Americans surveyed by YouGov said they regularly eat ice cream. America’s favorite...
Florida probation officer accused of sexual misconduct with woman he supervised

Florida probation officer accused of sexual misconduct with woman he supervised

A probation officer in Florida was arrested on a charge that he had sexual relations with a woman under his supervision, WFLA reported. >> Read more trending news Jeffrey Thomas Desimone, 40, of Tarpon Springs, was arrested Thursday on a felony charge of sexual misconduct, the Tampa Bay Times reported. He was booked into the Pinellas County Jail. The woman — whose name was redacted...
Paying dead spouse’s bills at issue in Ohio Supreme Court case

Paying dead spouse’s bills at issue in Ohio Supreme Court case

The Ohio Supreme Court on Wednesday is set to hear arguments in a case about whether a deceased person’s spouse must pay nursing home fees left at the time of death. The dispute is based on a lawsuit filed against an 80-year-old Franklin Twp. woman in Franklin Municipal Court over an unpaid $1,678 nursing home bill for her husband’s care. Cora Bell’s lawyer, Miriam Sheline,...
Matheny’s tenure as Cardinals manager ends with two straight losses to Reds

Matheny’s tenure as Cardinals manager ends with two straight losses to Reds

The St. Louis Cardinals fired manager Mike Matheny on Saturday night after an 8-2 loss to the Cincinnati Reds at Busch Stadium. The announcement came 71 minutes after the game ended. Matheny, a Columbus native who graduated from Reynoldsburg High School and played at the University of Michigan, coached seven seasons in St. Louis. His final record was 591-474. "Mike Matheny has served the St....
3 killed when bus, 3 vehicles collide on New Mexico interstate

3 killed when bus, 3 vehicles collide on New Mexico interstate

Three people were killed and 22 were injured in a crash involving a passenger bus and three other vehicles early Sunday on a New Mexico interstate, the Sandoval County Sheriff’s Office said. >> Read more trending news  The crash, which involved the bus, a semi trailer, a passenger vehicle and a pickup truck, closed I-25 in both directions, KOAT reported. The interstate was closed...
Drive-thru marijuana dispensary opens in Washington state

Drive-thru marijuana dispensary opens in Washington state

Washington state's first drive-thru marijuana dispensary is now open for business. Joint Rivers, located at 2121 Auburn Way S. in Auburn, is open every day from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. The store is planning its official grand opening in the coming months and will hold a Vendors' Day on July 30, where attendees can visit 30 vendors. “We are grateful and excited to provide great cannabis products...
Avozillas, giant 4-pound fruits, are an avocado toast lover's dream come true

Avozillas, giant 4-pound fruits, are an avocado toast lover's dream come true

Love avocado toast? You might want to head down under. According to the Australian Broadcasting Corp. and 9News, a giant avocado variety dubbed "avozilla" has hit specialty stores in Australia after Queensland's Groves family started growing the fruit, which originally was discovered in South Africa. The massive, tasty treats can weigh up to 4 pounds – five times larger than a...
Endangered sea turtle found dead with beach chair around neck prompts viral plea

Endangered sea turtle found dead with beach chair around neck prompts viral plea

An Alabama conservation group has issued a graphic warning after an endangered sea turtle was reportedly found dead, tangled in an old beach chair. According to WMBB, Fort Morgan Share the Beach posted a now-viral Facebook photo Saturday of the dead Kemp’s ridley turtle, which washed ashore at the Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge. “This makes me so mad,” the post read. &ldquo...
'Sea creature' may have bitten 14-year-old girl at Florida beach, officials say

'Sea creature' may have bitten 14-year-old girl at Florida beach, officials say

A teenage girl was airlifted to the hospital Saturday after possibly being bitten by something on Playalinda Beach in Florida, according to Brevard County Fire Rescue. The 14-year-old girl came out of the ocean with a severe cut on her leg, firefighters said.  Officials said they have not yet determined if the cut was surfboard-related or from a “sea creature.” ...
Dad accused of smothering baby, trying to revive her with shock from extension cord

Dad accused of smothering baby, trying to revive her with shock from extension cord

An Arkansas dad has been charged with capital murder after police say he smothered his baby girl, then attempted to revive the 2-month-old with an electric shock. According to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, Tyler Buchanan, 19, of Van Buren, first told police that the baby wasn't breathing when he woke up June 12, so he used a severed extension cord to try to resuscitate her. But Buchanan eventually...
Marijuana found in Wyoming city's flower pots after pranksters sneak seeds into planters

Marijuana found in Wyoming city's flower pots after pranksters sneak seeds into planters

City workers in Powell, Wyoming, are doing some serious "weeding" after jokesters apparently sneaked marijuana seeds into city planters earlier this year. >> Read more trending news  According to the Powell Tribune, employees unintentionally tended to the pot plants until they started seeing the familiar leaves in late June. So far, workers have pulled three cannabis plants...
These types of pet foods could cause heart disease in dogs, report says

These types of pet foods could cause heart disease in dogs, report says

Want to keep your pup healthy? You may have to avoid certain foods, because some could cause heart disease, according to the United States Food and Drug Administration.  The agency issued a warning this week after assessing reports that have associated certain diets with cardiovascular disease.  Researchers found that pet foods with peas, lentils, potatoes and other legume seeds...
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