Northwestern thrower who collapsed at track meet signs with Ohio State

A local high school track and field standout will wear Scarlet and Gray next season. Northwestern High School senior Adam Riedinger signed a national letter of intent last week to throw shot put and discus collegiately at Ohio State University. The commitment is a “dream come true,” said Riedinger. “It’s been my dream since I was a kid to compete at Ohio State,” he said...


Clark County Municipal Court cases

Clark County Municipal Court cases

CASES CALLED MONDAY INCLUDED: Jennifer D. Bailey, 36, of 408 E. Madison Ave., two counts OVI, hit and run, failure to control, innocent, continued. Tyler S. Blackburn, 31, of 216 Rice St., domestic violence, innocent, continued, bond $5,000; two counts violation of temporary protection order, innocent, continued, public defender appointed, bond $2,000. Christopher L. Boyer, 36, of 640 Cedar St., violation...
Springfield men recognized by national magazine

Springfield men recognized by national magazine

Two Springfield men were honored by Forbes and named to the 30 under 30 list for education in America. Karlos Marshall and Moses Mbeseha, the founders of Conscious Connect, were added to the list for the commitment to literacy in Springfield and the surrounding area. TRENDING: Clark County: Stripper’s money goes missing, man charged in attack “We are honored to receive such a recognition...
JUST IN: Legendary Lights of Clifton Mill to be featured on national TV special

JUST IN: Legendary Lights of Clifton Mill to be featured on national TV special

The Legendary Lights of Clifton Mill have successfully held in a secret since last Thanksgiving.  Clifton Mill will be featured on ABC TV’s “The Great Christmas Light Fight” from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Monday, Dec. 3. The episode has been an entire year in the making. “We couldn’t be more excited that ABC picked us to be featured on their show,” said Anthony Satariano...
Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

COMMON PLEAS COURT NEW SUITS 18-CV-0585 - Bank of America, NA, v. George J. Deneca, 449 E. Euclid Ave., and Sandy Hook, Ky., et al., complaint in foreclosure for property located at 449 E. Euclid Ave., for $15,321. 18-CV-0588 - Freedom Mortgage Corp., v. Adrian Aldrich, New Carlisle, et al., complaint in foreclosure for property located at 11269 Carriage Hill Dr., New Carlisle, for $184,102. 18-CV-0590...
Olive Garden to cater Thanksgiving meal at Springfield soup kitchen

Olive Garden to cater Thanksgiving meal at Springfield soup kitchen

A Springfield soup kitchen will keep an annual tradition alive this holiday with help from Olive Garden employees and their families. Staff from the restaurant will cater and serve an Italian Thanksgiving dinner from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at the Springfield Soup Kitchen, 830 W. Main St. in Springfield. MORE: Honda engineers use algae to capture emissions in spare...
Yes, you can make turkey stuffing out of White Castle burgers. Here’s how.

Yes, you can make turkey stuffing out of White Castle burgers. Here’s how.

Yes, you read that right. Sounds crazy, doesn’t it? Well, according to food writer Mark Fisher’s tips and tricks for surviving Thanksgiving, it’s a pretty legit offbeat stuffing recipe. Oh, and it’s simple, too. Here’s how it’s done, according to White Castle: - 10 White Castle sliders, (no pickles) from either a restaurant or from the grocer’s frozen-foods...
Elwell: What we can learn from last week’s frustrating ice storm

Elwell: What we can learn from last week’s frustrating ice storm

With Thanksgiving week upon us, we must admit that one thing we should be thankful for is that we didn’t have last week’s ice storm at the same time this week. Can you even imagine the issues that could have caused as thousands of travelers hit the highways and airports to try to get to see family? After the ice storm ended, the National Weather Service in Wilmington released some data...
Families of students killed in crashes urge safe driving ahead of holiday

Families of students killed in crashes urge safe driving ahead of holiday

AAA estimates that nearly 49 million people will travel for Thanksgiving this week — some of those will undoubtedly be teenagers. The families of two teens killed in a 2017 crash worked this week to make sure students at Springfield High don’t suffer the same fate as their loved ones. The last time Aryn Waag saw her son David was at his funeral. Hundreds of juniors and seniors sat in silence...
Urbana hotel project receives zoning approval

Urbana hotel project receives zoning approval

An Urbana hotel project took another step forward after Urbana City Council members recently approved a zoning change near the intersection of Ohio 55 and U.S. 68. Council members voted to approve a rezoning request to change 8.7 acres of land at that site from high density residential to a general business district to allow the project to proceed, said Doug Crabill, community development manager...
Chilly temps continue, rain chances return later this week

Chilly temps continue, rain chances return later this week

Chilly, but quiet tonight Rain returns Friday night Turning colder for Thanksgiving  Brief warm-up this weekend TONIGHT: Mostly cloudy and chilly though the evening with temperatures falling through the 30s, Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist McCall Vrydaghs said.  There will be a bit more clearing possible later tonight with lows dropping into the upper 20s.  TOMORROW: Morning...
Shelby County deputy strikes deer with cruiser

Shelby County deputy strikes deer with cruiser

A Shelby County Sheriff’s deputy reported early today he struck a deer with his cruiser. The crash was reported around 12:40 a.m. to the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office dispatch, which confirmed the deputy was not hurt. The deputy reported that he would have to put the deer down. A community member already on a list was contacted, a dispatcher said. That person is expected to field dress...
Champaign County Pet of the Week

Champaign County Pet of the Week

Evelyn is a 5-year-old female Calico domestic short-haired cat. She has been at the shelter for almost three years now and is our adventurer. Evelyn enjoys hanging out in the laundry room. She has a unique voice, too. Evelyn is a good girl and gets along with the other cats. She has been spayed, is up to date on vaccinations and has tested negative for heartworm. Come visit Evelyn at the Paws Animal...
Clark County Pet of the Week

Clark County Pet of the Week

We have a very special Pet of the Week this week. Bernie came to us when her owner suddenly passed. Unfortunately all of her family lives out of state and isn’t able to take her. Bernie is a 7-year-old Burmese mix. She weighs in right now at about 80 pounds and is on a diet, but making progress. Bernie has been very friendly at the shelter, dog friendly, loves people and is learning to love...
2 killed in Richmond apartment fire, smoking materials blamed

2 killed in Richmond apartment fire, smoking materials blamed

Investigators said smoking materals are what caused a apartment complex fire that killed two people and injured six Monday evening. “Today the state fire marshal will be in along with our investigators,” said Richmond Fire Chief Jerry Purcell. “We’re looking for cause and origins of the fire.” They’ll also be making sure that Interfaith Apartments is up to code...
Inn serves traditional holiday dinner on Thanksgiving

Inn serves traditional holiday dinner on Thanksgiving

If you’re looking for someone else to do the cooking on Thanksgiving, the traditional buffet with turkey, ham and more at the Quality Inn and Conference Center may be the perfect place to celebrate the holiday. Location: 383 East Leffel Lane, Springfield Contact: www.canus.gm@gmail.com, (937) 323-8631 Quality Inn and Conference Center by Choice Hotels replaced Springfield’s Holiday Inn...
Ohio State looking to match longest winning streak in Michigan series

Ohio State looking to match longest winning streak in Michigan series

The 115th football game between Ohio State and Michigan is set for Saturday in Columbus. Before the fourth-ranked Wolverines head south to take on the No. 10 Buckeyes, here are seven things to know about the history of college football’s most storied rivalry: The series began with a 34-0 Michigan win in 1897, and the Wolverines dominated the series for nearly two decades. The Buckeyes did not...
Police investigate shooting in Springfield

Police investigate shooting in Springfield

Police and medics have responded to reports of a person shot in Springfield Monday afternoon.  Emergency units were dispatched to the area of South Spring and East High streets around 2:10 p.m. on reports of a possible shooting, dispatchers confirmed.  Additional details were not immediately available.  We’ll update this story as we learn more. 
Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

COMMON PLEAS COURT NEW SUITS 18-CV-0576 - Carrington Mortgage Services, LLC, v. Cecil A. Thompson, 1106 Maiden Lane, et al., complaint in foreclosure for $54,431. 18-CV-0586 - Fidelity Bank v. Theodore Munch, 3075 Arthur Road, et al., complaint in foreclosure for $94,246. 18-CV-0587 - National Loan Investors, L.P., v. Benlee Properties, 674 N. Limestone St., et al., complaint in foreclosure for property...
Thanksgiving weather: Here’s what to expect if you plan to travel

Thanksgiving weather: Here’s what to expect if you plan to travel

A quieter pattern looks to set up heading toward Thanksgiving Day.  Dry and cool weather will dominate the forecast Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. The mornings will be cold and the afternoons will sit in the 40s each day.  If your Thanksgiving plans take you out of the Miami Valley, here is what you need to know: Wednesday looks mostly sunny and cool with highs in the 40s.  Thanksgiving...
Pike County murders: Billy Wagner booked in the Butler County Jail

Pike County murders: Billy Wagner booked in the Butler County Jail

One of four charged in the Pike County multiple homicides is now housed in the Butler County Jail, according to Chief Deputy Anthony Dwyer. George “Billy” Wagner III was transported to the county jail on Hanover Street today and booked in at about 5:45 a.m. According to Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones, he was contacted by the Pike County Sheriff last week and asked if he could house...
Clark County Municipal Court cases

Clark County Municipal Court cases

CASES CALLED THURSDAY INCLUDED: Austin Michael McKellop, 22, of 1907 Lexington Ave., Apt. ½, aggravated menacing amended to menacing, guilty, 30 days jail with 30 days suspended, pay fine and costs by Jan. 17, 2019, fined $250. Matthew S. Mullins, 27, of 924 Gothic St., domestic violence, dismissed - prosecutor request. Shawn Patrick Fain, 42, of 911 Oak St., OVI, guilty, 12 months driver&rsquo...
Black Friday shopping still holds importance: Here’s what you need to know

Black Friday shopping still holds importance: Here’s what you need to know

Despite holiday sales starting earlier each year and shifting shopping habits, Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping aren’t losing their importance, retail leaders said. Millions of consumers will hit the stores and their computers this week as retailers debut deep discounts for hopeful holiday shoppers on Thanksgiving, Black Friday and into next week on Cyber Monday. But many...
Here’s when stores will open for Thanksgiving, Black Friday shopping

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

It’s that time of year again. Thanksgiving and Black Friday ads are surfacing quickly. Here’s when stores plan to open this year: Kohl’s will open at 5 p.m. Thanksgiving and remain open through Black Friday. The store is offering its well-known deal of $15 Kohl’s cash for every $50 spent. The ad also features a 15 percent off coupon. Sales will begin at 6 p.m. Thanksgiving...
How Amazon’s explosive U.S. growth is producing thousands of jobs in Ohio

How Amazon’s explosive U.S. growth is producing thousands of jobs in Ohio

Amazon is growing at breakneck speed across the nation and in Ohio, where it has created 6,000 jobs in the past seven years and has commitments to add 5,500 more employees. Last week, the online giant said it would open a package-sorting “air gateway” at Wilmington Air Park, an airport 40 minutes southeast of Dayton that was decimated in the past decade when cargo carrier DHL announced...
Springfield man sentenced to 4 years in prison in robbery

Springfield man sentenced to 4 years in prison in robbery

A Springfield man was sentenced to four years in prison after pleading guilty to robbery. Clarence Nared, 50, pleaded guilty in Clark County Common Pleas Court on Thursday. He was given time served. Springfield police began their investigation into Nared when they were called to Wine Works on Commerce Drive regarding a robbery, a police affidavit says. There, they spoke with a store clerk who said...
E-cigarette usage high among Clark County teens as FDA cracks down on sales to minors

E-cigarette usage high among Clark County teens as FDA cracks down on sales to minors

One of the leading brands of electronic cigarettes announced it will stop selling flavored pods in stores in an attempt to discourage teens from using the product. JUUL Labs, which can be found at many Clark and Champaign County convenience stores, used to sell flavors such as cucumber, mango, cream and fruit. Critics of the brand accused them of marketing these products to teenagers. More than 40...
Cold overnight with lingering clouds; flurries early Tuesday

Cold overnight with lingering clouds; flurries early Tuesday

Clouds linger and cold overnight Flurries or snow shower early Tuesday Rain returns this week >> Live Doppler 7 HD Interactive Radar Overnight: Clouds will linger through the night and it’ll be cold with lows near 30 degrees by daybreak. A weak front will swing through, bringing the chance of a few flurries or snow showers by morning, Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist McCall...
Local pet rescue organization receives donated gifts

Local pet rescue organization receives donated gifts

Santa’s sleigh came in the form of a U-Haul truck Sunday afternoon for a local animal shelter. A group from Canine Justice Network, a Cincinnati-based organization that supports shelter and rescue dog efforts, dressed in Santa Claus and elf hats to drop off a number of donated supplies to support Pawsitive Warriors Rescue. Pawsitive Warriors, an advocate for the welfare and responsible care...
South Vienna students collect food to stock local pantry

South Vienna students collect food to stock local pantry

South Vienna Elementary School has been collecting canned goods and non-perishable items again this year for those in need in Clark and Champaign Counties. BREAKINGWright State settles 3-year federal visa investigation for $1M This is the second year the school has held a food drive for the food pantry at their local church, Nation Chapel United Methodist Church. The church’s food pantry runs...
$1.1M roundabout planned at Xenia intersection

$1.1M roundabout planned at Xenia intersection

Roundabouts are becoming a popular alternative to traffic lights at intersections, and plans are underway to install one at a wide four-way stop in a neighborhood northeast of downtown Xenia. The city of Xenia and the Ohio Department of Transportation are working on the final details of the plan for a roundabout to be installed at North Columbus (U.S. 42) and East Church streets. The estimated cost...
Sen. Brown: Democrats can win Ohio in 2020 if focus is on workers

Sen. Brown: Democrats can win Ohio in 2020 if focus is on workers

Sen. Sherrod Brown said a Democratic presidential candidate can win Ohio in 2020 if he or she focuses on middle-class people who work hard but “never get ahead” and do not “have the kind of retirement security they should.” Although Brown said he has not decided whether he will seek the Democratic presidential nomination, he insisted during an interview Sunday on “NBC&rsquo...
Report: Browns could interview Condoleezza Rice for head coach job

Report: Browns could interview Condoleezza Rice for head coach job

The Cleveland Browns would like to interview former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to fill the team’s head-coaching job, ESPN reported Sunday citing an anonymous source. John Dorsey, the Browns general manager, said last week the team was open to hiring a woman as head coach, ESPN reported. Rice, who grew up in Alabama, is a longtime Browns fan, even appearing in the team&rsquo...
Food Bank’s dessert auction to aid local families

Food Bank’s dessert auction to aid local families

Desserts can help put food on the tables of needy local families this holiday season. Second Harvest Food Bank of Clark, Champaign and Logan Counties’ Ninth Annual Thanks for Giving Dessert Auction is a way to enjoy sweet treats while raising funds for the Food Bank’s Holiday Giving Campaign. The bidding will be 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20 at Mother Stewart’s Brewing Company, 109 W...
Springfield residents shocked after man is trapped inside truck hours after crash

Springfield residents shocked after man is trapped inside truck hours after crash

A man flipped over a bridge off West County Line Road and crashed into the ground upside down around 11:30 p.m. Saturday, but wasn’t rescued until a passerby noticed him eight hours later on Sunday morning. News Center 7’s Malik Perkins was in Springfield Sunday morning with what residents had to say about the man found around 7:30 a.m. after he trapped for eight hours.  “That...
Parents of Triad student want schools to do more in wake of suicide

Parents of Triad student want schools to do more in wake of suicide

Parents of a girl who committed suicide after alleged bullying filed a federal lawsuit against Triad Local Schools and say that it’s time for schools to handle bullying differently. Nationwide, about 30 percent of sixth through 12th-grade students reported being bullied, according to StopBullying.gov. In Clark County, more than one in five high school students reported being bullied at school...
Pike County investigation: 8 deaths and multiple arrests were tied to one key factor — child custody

Pike County investigation: 8 deaths and multiple arrests were tied to one key factor — child custody

Sophia Wagner is spending her fifth birthday today in the custody of Children Services. Her mother, Hanna Rhoden, and her mother’s immediate family were all murdered in their homes in 2016. Her father, Edward “Jake” Wagner, and his immediate family are in jail and charged with killing them. Investigators have revealed little about the relationship between the Wagner family and the...
Fog develop overnight, showers/some snow to start work week

Fog develop overnight, showers/some snow to start work week

Fog developing overnight Showers (and some snow) to kick off the work week Drying out/nice weather for Thanksgiving Tonight: Fog developing throughout the overnight hours and into tomorrow morning. Cloudy with a slight chance for a few rain showers (snow showers to the north.) The chance for a rain/snow mix increasing towards sunrise. Low temperatures falling into the mid 30s. Monday: AM...
Athlete of the Week Northeastern High School

Athlete of the Week Northeastern High School

Name: Payton Chatfield School: Northeastern High School Grade: 12 Age: 18 Sports: Cross Country, Swimming and Track Claim to fame/honors: First Team all OHC, Second Team All County, Regional and State Qualifier, Academic All Ohio, and Scholar Athlete Words you live by: “The man who can drive himself further once the effort gets painful is the man who will win.” - Sir Roger Bannister Toughest...
Student of the Week Northeastern High School

Student of the Week Northeastern High School

Name: Meara Franzen School: Northeastern High School Grade: 12 Age: 18 Extra-curricular: NE Volleyball, Student Government Treasurer, National Honor Society President, Spanish Club, Leo Club, Student liaison to BOE Claim to fame/honors: Still waiting to make my claim to fame. In good time…. Words you live by: “Life moves by pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in...
Endangered Missing Adult Alert canceled for Knox County woman

Endangered Missing Adult Alert canceled for Knox County woman

UPDATE Nov. 18 @ 12:23 a.m.: The Endangered Missing Adult Alert for Mt. Vernon woman Betty Shaw has been canceled. FIRST REPORT Nov. 17 @ 10:47 p.m.: An Endangered Missing Adult Alert has been issued for a Mt. Vernon woman last seen leaving her residence on Crooked Street wearing a red coat. Betty Shaw, 80, left her residence on Saturday, Nov. 17, at 9 a.m. and failed to return, according...
Columbus Zoo’s baby giraffe passes away after 18 days

Columbus Zoo’s baby giraffe passes away after 18 days

Columbus Zoo officials announced Saturday that Ubumwe, the female giraffe calf that was born Oct. 30, has died. Zoo officials said in a series of Facebook posts that Ubumwe had been energetic and nursing well in her first two weeks, weighing an estimated 130 pounds a week ago. But she began experiencing “gastrointestinal discomfort” Friday afternoon, leading to multiple tests and treatment...
Commentary: Thanksgiving is a time to appreciate the humor, serenity of our bounty

Commentary: Thanksgiving is a time to appreciate the humor, serenity of our bounty

I look at Thanksgiving in two parts. First, Thursday will be the day on which we begin to make weighty decisions. A day on which we begin face the fats of life: the turkey, the mashed potatoes, the candied yams, the chicken-and-noodles, the ham and the green beans topped with toasted onions and infused with condensed cream of mushroom soup. Then, after the Cowboys game, we will face them all again...
Thanksgiving store hours: 70-plus stores will be closed on Thanksgiving Day 2018

Thanksgiving store hours: 70-plus stores will be closed on Thanksgiving Day 2018

More than 70 retailers have confirmed they will buck the recent trend of starting Black Friday shopping on Thanksgiving Thursday, according to a list compiled and  updated regularly by BestBlackFriday.com.  In early October, 60 retailers confirmed they would close on Thanksgiving Day, but the list has since grown.  “We have never had these many confirmations in early October...
East Coast haze caused by California fires

East Coast haze caused by California fires

Some of the skies above New York City, New Jersey and Philadelphia can be hazy, but that’s due to smog. Residents in those areas Monday saw a different kind of haze on a day that was sunny and mild -- the smoke blowing east from the deadly California wildfires, WNBC reported. >> Read more trending news  Gary Szatkowski, the former head of the National Weather Service’s...
Anthony Grant in Bahamas: Flyers getting acclimated ahead of Battle 4 Atlantis opener

Anthony Grant in Bahamas: Flyers getting acclimated ahead of Battle 4 Atlantis opener

Dayton Flyers coach Anthony Grant spoke at a press conference on Paradise Island in the Bahamas on Tuesday, one day before his team plays Butler in the first round of the Battle 4 Atlantis at Imperial Gym. Here’s a transcript of the press conference: On the trip so far and participating in the Battle 4 Atlantis: “It’s been really good so far. We got in yesterday and the guys...
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade: What time, what channel, who is performing?

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade: What time, what channel, who is performing?

Turkey Day is quickly approaching, and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is a tradition for many families.  >> Read more trending news  Since 1924, thousands have flocked to the New York City streets to watch marching bands, floats and celebrities participate in the festivities, and this year will be no different.  “This year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving...
Holiday shopping: Three big retailers announce gift card restrictions to prevent scams

Holiday shopping: Three big retailers announce gift card restrictions to prevent scams

If you're planning on purchasing gift cards this holiday season, then there are some important policy changes that you'll need to know about.  Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced nationwide gift card policy changes at a news conference Tuesday.  Three major retailers Walmart, Target and Best Buy have all agreed to new restrictions. There will be reductions in gift card...
Black Friday 2018: Best deals, list of leaked ads for Macy’s, Walmart, Best Buy and more

Black Friday 2018: Best deals, list of leaked ads for Macy’s, Walmart, Best Buy and more

With Black Friday just hours away, here is a look at some of the best deals of the 2018 holiday shopping season. Apple iPad 2018 with 32GB for $249 – Jet  Apple iPad 2018, 128GB: $329 – Best Buy Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch 2018 for $1,150 – Best Buy Acer Aspire with the latest Core i5-8400 processor for $399.99 – BJ’s Acer 24-inch FHD FreeSync gaming monitor for...
Winner of $5.2M lottery jackpot pleads guilty to scamming others

Winner of $5.2M lottery jackpot pleads guilty to scamming others

“Friendship and money: oil and water.” >> Read more trending news  Michael Corleone told that to a priest in the 1990 movie “The Godfather: Part III” when the prelate confessed that he trusted friends with the Vatican Bank’s money, and it had a disturbing ring of familiarity to a South Dakota woman who was victimized in a lottery scam by a friend that cost...
‘There’s blood everywhere’: 911 call released in former judge’s alleged killing of ex-wife

‘There’s blood everywhere’: 911 call released in former judge’s alleged killing of ex-wife

Ohio police officials have released the chilling 911 call made by the sister of a disgraced former Cuyahoga County judge Saturday, in which she reported her brother stabbed his ex-wife to death in his driveway. Lance Mason, 51, of Shaker Heights, was removed from the bench in 2014 after he viciously beat his then-estranged wife, elementary schoolteacher Aisha Fraser, in front of the couple’s...
Pianos, snowboards, wine; federal spending jumps as agencies 'use it or lose it'

Pianos, snowboards, wine; federal spending jumps as agencies 'use it or lose it'

At the end of every fiscal year, a spending spree of billions of federal tax dollars occurs in a matter of days. But not all of that money goes to essential items. We found examples of federal purchases for wine, snowboards, pianos, guitars and fancy gym equipment. We dug through thousands of federal contracts for September, the last month of the fiscal year. In just one month, the U.S. government...
Talawanda drops Native American mascot in close vote

Talawanda drops Native American mascot in close vote

Talawanda Schools will no longer be represented by a Native American mascot. Not after a long school board meeting Monday evening and a close vote saw the Oxford-based school system switch its mascot name from the Talawanda Braves to Talawanda Brave. MORE: Public outcry on both sides as Talawanda Schools consider changing mascot The 3-2 vote by the Talawanda Board of Education came after months of...
Khashoggi killing: Read Donald Trump's statement in support of Saudi Arabia

Khashoggi killing: Read Donald Trump's statement in support of Saudi Arabia

President Donald Trump signaled in a statement Tuesday that he plans to stand beside Saudi Arabia after the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Khashoggi, a Saudi journalist and critic of the country’s leadership, was last seen entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, on Oct. 2. Intelligence officials in the U.S. and Europe believe Khashoggi was killed by a team of Saudi agents and...
Principal accused of raping 12-year-old student found dead

Principal accused of raping 12-year-old student found dead

A North Carolina charter school principal accused of raping a 12-year-old student on campus was found dead of an apparent self-inflicted injury, The News & Observer reported, citing a police report. >> Read more trending news  Authorities in Orange County found Richard Omar Knight, 35, in a wooded area near Mebane on Friday, WRAL reported. Two hunters found his body and called...
Pregnant 14-year-old killed by stray bullet, family says

Pregnant 14-year-old killed by stray bullet, family says

Police said a 14-year-old girl was killed Monday night when a bullet tore through the ceiling of an Atlanta apartment. The teen, identified by the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office as Sanja Star Harrison, was shot in the head at 6:30 p.m., the Atlanta Police Department said. >> Read more trending news  Police found her dead at the scene. Her family told WSB that...
White House turkey pardon: Trump names National Thanksgiving Turkey, pardons both Peas, Carrots

White House turkey pardon: Trump names National Thanksgiving Turkey, pardons both Peas, Carrots

It's that time again. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump hosted the annual presidential turkey pardoning ceremony Tuesday afternoon in the White House Rose Garden, where one lucky bird will be named the National Thanksgiving Turkey.  Trump announced that Peas won the election with Carrots, despite a recount, according to the president. The pardoning has been an annual tradition...
Family says woman died from wasp sting after ambulance failed to show up

Family says woman died from wasp sting after ambulance failed to show up

A family is demanding changes to protect others after a woman died after she was stung by a wasp and neither of her county’s ambulances came when called. Donna Martin died in her yard over the summer in Madison, Georgia. Her daughter, Ellen Sims, told WSB Martin suffered a severe allergic reaction within minutes. Martin’s niece called 911 for an ambulance. “You call with the expectation...
Texas day care worker accused of pinning down, hitting child

Texas day care worker accused of pinning down, hitting child

A Texas day care teacher is accused of assaulting a 4-year-old boy who was being disruptive, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported. Tracy Ludwig, 36, is accused of straddling the child on the floor and slapping him more than 10 times while they were in a playroom, the newspaper reported, citing an arrest warrant. Ludwig, of Lake Worth, is also accused of pinching the boy several times on the...
Pike County murders: 2nd grandmother posts bond, released from jail

Pike County murders: 2nd grandmother posts bond, released from jail

The second of two grandmothers arrested on suspicion of helping cover up the 2016 Pike County massacre has posted bond and is released from jail, according to court records and a jail roster. Rita Jo Newcomb, 65, posted a $50,000 surety bond Tuesday, according to a Pike County Common Pleas Court docket. Newcomb is no longer listed on the roster of the Pickaway County Jail, where she had been housed...
Friendly feline bonds with California firefighter after rescue

Friendly feline bonds with California firefighter after rescue

A California firefighter found an unlikely friend as he surveyed debris from the Camp Fire -- an affectionate cat who was more than happy to bond with the responder. Ryan Coleman, of Fairview Valley Fire Inc., found the gray cat in the fire-ravaged city of Paradise, the San Francisco Chronicle reported. The fluffy feline was not only friendly, but also clingy after Coleman’s rescue.  Coleman...
Two Dayton classic restaurants — usually closed for lunch — to open extra hours in December

Two Dayton classic restaurants — usually closed for lunch — to open extra hours in December

Those looking for holiday lunch destinations have two options in December from two full-service Dayton-area restaurants that are not normally open for lunch the rest of the year.  Carvers Steaks & Chops at 1535 Miamisburg-Centerville Road (Ohio 725) in Washington Twp. and Jay’s Restaurant at 225 E. Sixth St. in the Oregon District in Dayton — two restaurants that are dinner-only...
Facebook, Instagram down for some users

Facebook, Instagram down for some users

Employees of Facebook are investigating issues Tuesday morning that caused errors and delays for some as users reported outages to the social media platform. Users also reported outages on Instagram, the photo and video focused social media site also owned by Facebook. It was not immediately clear if the reported issues were related. Update 11:10 a.m. EST Nov. 20: Employees of both Facebook and...
Public Enemy performs at Dayton woman’s wedding 

Public Enemy performs at Dayton woman’s wedding 

A band that has been fighting the power for more than three decades performed for the first time in four years at a Dayton woman’s wedding.  It makes sense. The groom was a member of Public Enemy.  Robin Dugger and Norman “DJ Terminator X” Rogers were married Saturday, Nov. 17 at Residence Park Church of Christ, 4328 Hoover Ave. in  Dayton...
Military father reunited with three daughters at Penguins game

Military father reunited with three daughters at Penguins game

While the Pittsburgh Penguins may be on a four-game losing streak, one moment outshone what was happening on the ice Monday night at PPG Paints Arena. Sgt. Daniel Lehman has been deployed for the past 11 months in Kuwait as part of the Pennsylvania Army National Guard.  But Lehman is back on U.S. soil, much to the surprise of his three daughters, who thought he was going to be coming home at...
Chicago Mercy Hospital Shooting: 4 dead, including police officer, gunman

Chicago Mercy Hospital Shooting: 4 dead, including police officer, gunman

A Chicago police officer and two hospital employees, including an emergency room doctor, were killed Monday afternoon when a gunman opened fire at Mercy Hospital & Medical Center on the city’s South Side, authorities said. >> Read more trending news  The gunman was found dead after officers responded to the scene just before 3:30 p.m. CST. It wasn’t immediately clear whether...
Tom Brady predicts Michigan victory against Ohio State; Karan Higdon guarantees it

Tom Brady predicts Michigan victory against Ohio State; Karan Higdon guarantees it

With rivalry week ramping up both north and south of the Ohio-Michigan border, Wolverines past and present seem to be feeling pretty confident. “I've lost too many years of bets to Ohio State guys, Michigan State guys,” New England Patriots quarterback and proud Michigan alumnus Tom Brady told a Boston radio station Monday. “But this is our year, baby... “(The Wolverines) have...
Chicago Mercy Hospital shooting: What we know about the victims

Chicago Mercy Hospital shooting: What we know about the victims

A Chicago police officer, emergency room doctor and pharmacy technician were killed Monday afternoon when a gunman opened fire at Mercy Hospital & Medical Center on the city’s South Side, authorities said. The gunman also was found dead, although it wasn’t immediately clear how he died, Chicago police said late Monday. Here's what we know about the victims: Dr. Tamara O'Neal, 38,...
Elevator falls 84 floors after cable breaks in Chicago skyscraper

Elevator falls 84 floors after cable breaks in Chicago skyscraper

Three hours after plunging 84 floors, six people were freed from a broken elevator in the former John Hancock Center, WBBM reported. A hoist rope broke just after midnight Friday morning, sending the express elevator filled with guests from the 95th floor Signature Room, to the lobby. It finally stopped on the 11th floor. It stopped because several other hoist ropes remained connected and were able...
Local patients rush for surgery before end of year

Local patients rush for surgery before end of year

Surgery and medical appointments are filling up at local offices as patients who have met their deductibles rush to get treatment before the clock resets Jan. 1. Deductibles — what consumers pay before their insurance plan starts to pay — as well as other out-of-pocket medical expenses have grown, leading some patients to make calculated decisions on when to schedule elective and semi-elective...
Police say 6-year-old kills baby brother with seatbelt, father charged with abandonment

Police say 6-year-old kills baby brother with seatbelt, father charged with abandonment

A Houston-area father is charged with child abandonment after police said he left his children alone in a car for more than an hour as he shopped. Police said Adrian Dreshuan Middleton was in the store for an hour and a half before he came out to the car. His daughter was crying in the back seat. She told police that she and her brother were playing, but she was angry that he didn’t stop crying...
Man attacks wife for taking too long to get ready for church, police say

Man attacks wife for taking too long to get ready for church, police say

A Tennessee woman was attacked by her husband because she “took too long” getting ready for church, according to a police affidavit. Kevin Pugues, 25, is accused of hitting and strangling his wife at their home on Durango Road in Memphis on Saturday afternoon, the affidavit said. The victim reportedly told police that the pair got into a verbal argument around 2 p.m. Saturday...
GBI: Nearly 20% of those killed by cops test positive for meth

GBI: Nearly 20% of those killed by cops test positive for meth

Handcuffs couldn’t stop Jesse Thedford. From the back of a patrol car, the 32-year-old was able to slide behind the wheel of a Carroll County deputy’s car, according to police.  Ignoring commands to stop, Thedford instead drove toward deputies — the same ones who had arrested him after finding methamphetamine in his pocket. One deputy fired a shot, striking and killing Thedford...
Woman says $9,000 missing after drive-thru deposit at Georgia bank

Woman says $9,000 missing after drive-thru deposit at Georgia bank

A DeKalb County woman said her mega bank made a mega mistake and now nearly $9,000 of her money is missing. Roslyn Baitney said her money went through the tube at Wells Fargo and then disappeared. She blames the bank for what happened next. Baitney said 10 days ago she put $8,754 into the drive-thru tube to deposit with a teller at the bank on Flat Shoals Parkway.  Baitney said the teller told...
Yellow Springs filmmaker receives prestigious international award

Yellow Springs filmmaker receives prestigious international award

Julia Reichert, a Yellow Springs filmmaker and three-time Oscar nominee, will be awarded the International Documentary Association’s Career Achievement Award for 2018 in Los Angeles next month. The award is dedicated to building and serving documentary filmmaking around the world and to supporting a thriving documentary culture, according to a news release. Past recipients of the award include...
Long-closed Dayton club re-emerging for a night this weekend

Long-closed Dayton club re-emerging for a night this weekend

The DJ boat booth, heavy duty shark cage used for dancing and nude mannequins were moved out long ago. The building it once inhabited now provides shelter for homeless teenagers, but the spirit of that Asylum Nightclub lives on, Matt Freeman says. Freeman, a longtime DJ at the alternative music dance club, will host the 2018 installment of the annual  Asylum Reunion from 9 p.m. to...
Girl severely burned by food after fall in school cafeteria, lawsuit claims

Girl severely burned by food after fall in school cafeteria, lawsuit claims

A kindergarten student was burned so badly by food at a Tennessee school that she had to be treated at a local hospital, according to a lawsuit filed in Shelby County. The lawsuit, which is filed on behalf of the girl by her mother, names Shelby County Schools as the defendant. The alleged incident happened on Oct. 23 at Double Tree Elementary School in Memphis. The child was getting lunch &ndash...
We celebrate Thanksgiving because of this proclamation from Abraham Lincoln

We celebrate Thanksgiving because of this proclamation from Abraham Lincoln

WASHINGTON — The year that is drawing to its close has been filled with the curse of parched fields and charred skies. To these torments, which are so constantly suffered, others have been added: hurricanes, harassment, gun violence. In 2018, misfortune can't help but harden the hearts of even the most steadfast believers. Many Americans will seek sustenance in Thanksgiving, a day "set...

Opinion: Is President Trump racist? He doesn’t mind sounding like one

To those who complain that I never seem to have anything positive to say about President Donald Trump, now hear this: I appreciate his lack of ability to hide his sexism and racism, among other odious -isms. Or maybe it’s simply a lack of interest. I try to use the S-word and the R-word sparingly. The words spark so many different reactions that the result often sheds more heat than light. But...
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