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Former Trump campaign aide Rick Gates pleads guilty in Mueller investigation

Teen accused in Springfield school threat makes court appearance

The Springfield High School student charged in connection with a school threat that caused local schools and schools across the country to take safety precautions Thursday will not be charged as an adult. Clark County Prosecutor Andy Wilson said in a statement the juvenile court system can handle incidents like these. “On Feb. 23 a delinquency charge of inducing panic as a second-degree was...


Speedway fuel leak has Springfield road closed

Speedway fuel leak has Springfield road closed

About 300 gallons of gasoline were spilled today in Springfield.  This happened around noon at Speedway on Derr Road.  Capt. Brian Wirth, Springfield fire, said a tanker truck filling up tanks for Speedway somehow spilled 300 gallons of gasoline. Some of the fluid went into a storm drain. Wirth said the EPA and a clean up contractor is on the way.  The gas station is closed for now...
New Springfield art exhibit offers fresh look at everyday life

New Springfield art exhibit offers fresh look at everyday life

When viewing the works of artist Christopher Burk from a certain distance the first time, you may ponder if it’s paint or photography on display. The answer is oil or gouache paint the Columbus-based artist has used to capture urban scenes from his city — designed to make viewers see things they pass by without notice in a new way. “Christopher Burk: Illuminating the Everyday&rdquo...
New jobs, new stores and closings rocked local retail this week

New jobs, new stores and closings rocked local retail this week

Consumers are spending big in 2018. An improving economy kept January retail sales nearly as good as the holiday season’s strong showing. The National Retail Federation announced sales increased 5.4 percent in January compared to last year at the same time. READ MORE Bon-Ton Stores Inc., parent company of Elder-Beerman, is starting going-out-of-business sales at some of its store this week...
Kasich, other governors announce health care reform plan

Kasich, other governors announce health care reform plan

The national conversation may be centered on guns and immigration, but on Friday, a bipartisan group of governors that includes Ohio Gov. John Kasich tried to focus the nation’s attention, once again, on health care. The group, which also includes Democrat Gov. John Hickenlooper of Colorado and independent Bill Walker of Alaska, in D.C. for a meeting of the National Governors Association, released...
Clark County Municipal Court cases

Clark County Municipal Court cases

CASES CALLED WEDNESDAY INCLUDED: Joseph Adkins, 61, of London, OVI, guilty, 53 days jail with 50 days suspended, three days credit for time served for driver’s intervention program, 12 months probation, 12 months driver’s license suspension, fined $375. Bryan L. Arnold, 28, of 1571 Lexington Ave., domestic violence, dismissed - prosecutor request. Thomas Bray, 44, of East Liberty, domestic...
Northwestern Superintendent: Threat against school not as it seems

Northwestern Superintendent: Threat against school not as it seems

Update: 12:15 p.m. Northwestern School superintendent Jesse Steiner said the student who made an online post that was perceived to have threatened the school did not mean to. READ: Springfield student arrested in Facebook threat: 4 things to know Steiner said the online post was taken out of context, and the student did not intend to harm anyone. “At no point was anybody in danger,” Steiner...
Take our poll: Would you vote for a levy to pay for school security?

Take our poll: Would you vote for a levy to pay for school security?

After 17 people died in a high school shooting in Florida, one Ohio mayor wants school leaders to consider using the ballot box to improve school safety. WOIO-TV reports Streetsboro Mayor Glenn Broska in a Facebook post reacting to last week’s Parkland, Florida, school shooting says the Streetsboro schools should either “find” money to pay for armed security guards or put a...
3 things to know about Dayton, Wright-Patt and drinking water

3 things to know about Dayton, Wright-Patt and drinking water

Dayton city leaders said this week they’re concerned about two potential threats to well fields along the Mad River from firefighting foam contaminants. One potential source of contamination is at the city’s firefighting training center on McFadden near the Tait’s Hill well field. The other potential source of contamination is from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, where a tainted...
‘Bad Art’ is good for Champaign County Arts Council

‘Bad Art’ is good for Champaign County Arts Council

URBANA — If beauty is in the eye of the beholder, “Bad Art by Good People” can surprise when non-artists contribute works for a good cause. Voting is underway for Champaign County Arts Council’s seventh annual fundraiser, with 14 local non-artists and one high-profile celebrity contributing works. A dinner and art auction for the pieces will be 6-10 p.m. Friday, March 2 at...
Kroger exec: No plans for downtown Dayton store right now

Kroger exec: No plans for downtown Dayton store right now

Amazon’s purchase of Whole Foods has waged a full-out war between grocers — signifying an upcoming transformation of the grocery shopping game in major markets across the U.S., including the Southwest Ohio region. The Dayton Daily News asked Tim Brown, president of Kroger’s Cincinnati/Dayton division, what local customers can expect from Kroger as the grocery industry continues...
Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

COMMON PLEAS COURT NEW SUITS 18-CV-0090 - Cristina M. Thomas, 1280 Kenwood Ave., v. Speedway LLC, 1314 E. Main St., and Ohio Department of Medicaid, Westerville, complaint in excess of $25,000 for injuries suffered due to fall on Oct. 6, 2016. 18-DP-0117 - Heather Kennedy, 3454 Folk Ream Road, Lot 80, v. Jodi Kennedy, 120 N. Fountain Ave., petition for domestic violence civil protection order. 18-DS-0118...
Amazon reportedly opening 6 more cashier-less stores

Amazon reportedly opening 6 more cashier-less stores

The success of the first Amazon Go cashier-less store in Seattle will likely lead to the online giant opening six more locations across the U.S. by the end of the year. Multiple people familiar with the matter told Recode some stores are likely to open in Amazon’s hometown of Seattle, and others may settle in Los Angeles, although it is unclear if stores will open in other cities, according...

RAIN TOTALS: Flooding risk remains high through the weekend

Consistent rainfall that fell Wednesday into Thursday dropped around 0.25-inches to 1.5-inches of rain across the area, according to Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini.  With more rain expected Saturday and Sunday, the threat for flooding stays high through the weekend.  Here is how much rain fell in parts of the region over the last 24 hours as of 8 a.m. Friday:  Butler County...
Wright State $6 million over budget on employee benefits

Wright State $6 million over budget on employee benefits

Wright State University is continuing to deal with financial problems as the school has so far overspent its budget for employee benefits by millions this year. The university has spent $6 million on employee health benefits that were not planned for in its fiscal year 2018 budget, according to financial documents presented to the board of trustees in a meeting this morning. Trustees are expected...
Springfielders could be among Ohioans self-diagnosing illnesses online

Springfielders could be among Ohioans self-diagnosing illnesses online

Has a sudden pain in your side or a splotch on your skin that wasn’t there yesterday ever sent you running to WebMD or Google instead of your primary care provider? If so, you may be one of the increasing number of Ohioans turning to the internet to diagnose what ails you. According to a survey of 3,000 adults conducted by Tinker Law Firm, almost 38 percent of Ohioans surveyed admitted they...
Icelandic discount airline adds more flights at Cincinnati airport

Icelandic discount airline adds more flights at Cincinnati airport

Icelandic low-cost airline WOW air is adding a fifth weekly frequency to its scheduled service at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport. Due to strong demand, WOW air is increasing its service frequency from four days a week — Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday — to five days a week throughout the summer travel season, June 4 to Sept. 17. The new frequency will...
Ex-Logan County superintendent guilty in child sex case out of jail

Ex-Logan County superintendent guilty in child sex case out of jail

The former Indian Lake superintendent who pleaded to a count of gross sexual imposition is out of jail while awaiting sentencing. Patrick O’Donnell, who was found guilty of the charge after entering an Alford plea just before opening arguments in the trial against him were to begin earlier this month, was allowed out of jail on the same bond he posted while he was charged. An Alford plea isn&rsquo...
Mercy merger won’t affect Springfield, Urbana hospitals, officials say

Mercy merger won’t affect Springfield, Urbana hospitals, officials say

Mercy Health — Springfield’s largest employer — will merge with an East Coast hospital network to become one of the largest health systems in the U.S. The merger with Bon Secours Health system would include 43 hospitals and more than 10 million patient visits annually. The deal won’t affect local facilities, hospital officials said, including Springfield Regional Medical Center...
Great Miami River expected to crest this weekend: Where will flooding occur?

Great Miami River expected to crest this weekend: Where will flooding occur?

As a Flood Watch remains in effect for the southern Miami Valley counties through Sunday morning, creeks, streams and fields will likely flood, said Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini. “Creeks and streams, if not already, will likely be out of their banks through the weekend,” she said. “Fields will also be flooded with the heavy rains that arrive Friday and Saturday...
Heavy showers expected this weekend; Flood Watch in effect

Heavy showers expected this weekend; Flood Watch in effect

A Flood Watch is in effect for Montgomery, Preble, Clark, Greene, Butler, Warren and Clinton counties until Sunday morning. A stray shower or two expected today Heavy showers and some thunderstorms possible Saturday Dry start to next week Today: A few showers will pass by at times today, but we are expecting more breaks in the rain this afternoon. It'll be...
Springfield Chamber opens annual expo to public, offers more exposure

Springfield Chamber opens annual expo to public, offers more exposure

The Chamber of Greater Springfield showed off Springfield’s best in business to a much bigger crowd than usual on Thursday. The chamber opened its annual business expo to the general public this year, a first for the organization. More than 30 Springfield-area businesses participated, with specializations running from restaurants to printing companies. Most years, attendance for the event hovers...
Springfield student arrested after Facebook threat: 4 things to know

Springfield student arrested after Facebook threat: 4 things to know

A student at Springfield High School has been arrested after police said she made a Facebook post about a school shooting that went viral, including in multiple states. Here’s four things you should know about the ongoing case. A post made by a fictitious account on Facebook sparked widespread concern among students and parents shortly after it was posted on Wednesday evening. “I will...
Financial experts say you should do these things with your tax refund

Financial experts say you should do these things with your tax refund

‘Tis the season for taxpayers to get a nice chunk of change back from the IRS. It’s tempting to spend it all, but financial experts say there are steps you should take to shore up your financial future.  Some who usually pay off debt will splurge this year. “I’m going to Japan in April so I’m actually going to add that to my travel fund, so I’m really excited...
8 hot cars at the Dayton Auto Show

8 hot cars at the Dayton Auto Show

Gleaming under the lights at the 2018 Dayton Auto Show, which opened today at the Dayton Convention Center, 22 E. Fifth St., are several hundred high-tech cars, family-friendly minivans and crossovers, rugged trucks and plush luxury vehicles, plus multiple attractions. You’ll see not only great vehicles but may win something worth upwards of $9,500, plus possibly T-shirts, trinkets and gift...
Dayton urges communities to push Wright-Patt for action on water

Dayton urges communities to push Wright-Patt for action on water

Dayton has called on neighboring communities to send a message to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base to more urgently resolve concerns over the potential threat of contamination of a drinking water aquifer from tainted groundwater. The city has urged city managers to join it in signing a letter asking the base’s commander to act quickly prior to groundwater contaminated with a byproduct of firefighting...
Champaign County woman with burns on 80 percent of body beats odds

Champaign County woman with burns on 80 percent of body beats odds

Kalleen Garringer had about a 20 percent survival rate upon arrival at Springfield Regional Medical Center following a fire that destroyed her Champaign County home just over a year ago. Despite having burns on more than 80 percent of her body, Garringer overcame the odds and has numerous reasons to celebrate 2018. RELATED: One in critical condition after Champaign County mobile home fire Although...
Target launches new home decor brand

Target launches new home decor brand

Target has released a new home decor brand that features dozens of bold colors, prints and textures. The chain’s newest home brand, Opalhouse, has more than 1,300 pieces of furniture for the home. The brand includes bedding, bath, décor, tabletop and furniture. Most pieces are priced under $30. Target has launched several new brands in the past year, including Threshold brand to celebrate...
Teen charged in connection with crash that killed Greenon student

Teen charged in connection with crash that killed Greenon student

A Greenon High School student has been charged in connection with a crash that killed another student in October. Andrew J. Scott, 16, faces charges of vehicular homicide and vehicular manslaughter in Clark County Juvenile Court. Kendal “Kenny” DePhillip, a junior, died while a passenger in a car that crashed shortly before 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 17, on Fowler Road between Rebert Pike...
Wittenberg hopes home crowd helps it in NCAC tournament

Wittenberg hopes home crowd helps it in NCAC tournament

Matt Croci shaved the beard he wore for more than three months when the Wittenberg Tigers finally lost a game after 22 straight victories. The coach and his team now have a modest two-game winning streak going — though it’s too early to tell if a beard will come with it — and would like to extend it as long as possible. That will be easier to do this weekend because Wittenberg gets...
Butler County senator seeks review of Ohio’s medical pot program

Butler County senator seeks review of Ohio’s medical pot program

A state lawmaker is moving to force a thorough review of Ohio’s medical marijuana program after alleged and acknowledged mistakes occurred in selecting grower applicants. Sen. Bill Coley, R-Liberty Twp., proposed legislation Thursday requiring State Auditor Dave Yost to conduct and release a performance audit of the program. The program is supposed to be up and running by September. RELATED...
 Three things to look forward to this spring

 Three things to look forward to this spring

It has been a very wet week in the Miami Valley, but it is also a turning point. We are now less than a month from the astronomical start to spring. On March 20 the vernal equinox will take place, transitioning us to the new season.  Daylight: The days will get longer. Daylight Saving Time begins March 11, which will help increase the amount of daylight but naturally the days get longer during...
Should Reds be taxed for bobbleheads? Supreme Court to decide

Should Reds be taxed for bobbleheads? Supreme Court to decide

The Ohio Supreme Court says it will hear arguments in a dispute over promotions offered by the Cincinnati Reds to ticket buyers including bobbleheads and other items. At issue is whether the Reds are exempt from paying tax on the purchase of the promotional items. Attorneys for the Reds argue they don’t have to pay tax on the purchase of promotional items because they resell them as part of...
Teachers with guns? Some Ohio districts arm staff but don’t tell public

Teachers with guns? Some Ohio districts arm staff but don’t tell public

Several school districts in Ohio have armed staff and teachers in an effort to prevent school shootings, but some of those districts have not told parents, students and taxpayers about the firearms in their buildings, the Dayton Daily News recently reported. On Wednesday, President Trump said that if one of the victims, a football coach, in last week’s Florida school shooting had been armed...
Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

COMMON PLEAS COURT NEW SUITS 18-CV-0099 - Nationstar Mortgage LLC v. Sandra Sexton, New Carlisle, et al., complaint in foreclosure for property located at 348 Weinland St., New Carlisle, for $70,416. 18-CV-0105 - Fifth Third Mortgage Company, Cincinnati, v. Jack L. Maley, Catawba, et al., complaint in foreclosure for property located at 350 N. Champaign St., Catawba, for $32,337. 18-DR-0111 - Jessica...
Home Depot hiring for more than 200 jobs in Dayton region

Home Depot hiring for more than 200 jobs in Dayton region

The Home Depot is hiring 225 associates in Dayton and 80,000 associates nationwide. Interested applicants can apply online at careers.homedepot.com, or job seekers can text HOMEDEPOT to 52270 and receive a link to apply to hourly positions in their area. Available positions vary by store. » TRENDING NEWS: #NationalChiliDay: These are the top 10 chili cities in the U.S. The home improvement retailer...
Is it really a cold? Here’s how to know if you have winter allergies

Is it really a cold? Here’s how to know if you have winter allergies

Sniffling, sneezing and a runny nose are tell-tale signs of the common cold, but it could be winter allergies. Allergy sufferers usually get a break when the weather gets colder, but allergy symptoms could kick up even in the winter months for some people. If you’re symptoms last more than 10 days, it’s probably not a cold. A fever is also a good indicator that it’s the cold or flu...
Attendance ‘light’ at Clark County schools after threat, arrest made

Attendance ‘light’ at Clark County schools after threat, arrest made

A Springfield High School student was arrested Thursday after police said she posted a Facebook threat about a school shooting that went viral, causing districts across Clark County and the U.S. to take precautions and many students to stay home. Authorities declined to name the 16-year-old junior but Clark County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Travis Russell said she was charged with felony...
Clark County Municipal Court cases

Clark County Municipal Court cases

CASES CALLED TUESDAY INCLUDED: Jamaal Fleming, 35, of 1942 Scarboro, two counts driving under suspension - operator’s license forfeiture, no operator’s license, dismissed - prosecutor request; distribution/drugs, possession of drugs, dismissed - indicted by the grand jury. Sonia Gasca, 40, of Grove City, driving under suspension, driving under suspension - operator’s license forfeiture...
Troy man who posed as Clark County firefighter sentenced to prison

Troy man who posed as Clark County firefighter sentenced to prison

TROY — A Troy man who police said posed as a firefighter using forged documents was sentenced Wednesday to eight months in prison on two felony forgery charges in Miami County Common Pleas Court. Jeremy Aldrich, 25, pleaded guilty to the charges in January. Aldrich could be released early from prison if he stays out of trouble and provides a plan to address mental health issues, Judge Jeannine...
Springfield-Clark Career Technology Center investigates threat

Springfield-Clark Career Technology Center investigates threat

Springfield-Clark Career Technology Center is the latest school to investigate a social media threat made on social media. Springfield police are aware of the threat and have increased patrol at the school. Officials have also spoken with the school’s Superintendent about the threat of violence. No word on if parents or students were informed of the threat, as a Springfield CTC representative...
Miamisburg man accused of having drugs tased by Clark County deputies

Miamisburg man accused of having drugs tased by Clark County deputies

A Miamisburg man is facing multiple charges after he was allegedly found with drugs in his car and was later tased after running from law enforcement officers in Mad River Twp. earlier this week. MORE: Springfield man accused of abduction, stomping on woman’s head Michael A. Sherman, 38, pleaded not guilty to three counts of drug possession and one count each of drug paraphernalia, resisting...
#NationalChiliDay: These are the top 10 chili cities in the U.S.

#NationalChiliDay: These are the top 10 chili cities in the U.S.

Where should you celebrate National Chili Day? Cincinnati, of course. A study by one of the world’s largest chili purveyors shows that residents of cities across the country love this classic comfort food as much or more than their Long Star State counterparts. The internal analysis, conducted by Wienerschnitzel in honor of National Chili Day on Feb. 22, named the Top 10 Chili Cities in the...
Girl gives teacher her 75 cents in ice cream money to help with family funeral

Girl gives teacher her 75 cents in ice cream money to help with family funeral

A kind-hearted gesture by an Alabama sixth-grader has gone viral after the girl gave up her ice cream money -- 75 cents -- to help fund the funeral for her teacher’s father-in-law. Price Lawrence, an English teacher at Highlands Elementary School in Huntsville, posted about the moment Tuesday on Facebook. He said that his first period students could tell that he was “a little...
K99.1FM named finalist for national radio award

K99.1FM named finalist for national radio award

K99.1FM has been recognized for its commitment to the community. The National Association of Broadcasters announced the finalists for the 31st Annual Crystal awards and WHKO-FM (K99.1FM) in Dayton was selected. The award recognizes radio stations for their outstanding year-round commitment to community service. Ten winners will be selected from the 50 finalists. Winners will be announced at the April...
High School Wrestling: What to know about the postseason

High School Wrestling: What to know about the postseason

The journey starts in earnest this weekend. After four months of battling through the regular season, wrestlers will see who can grind their way to the pinnacle at the Ohio High School Athletic Association state tournament March 8-10. Sectional tournaments started last night and continue today at several sites with the top four in each weight class advancing to the district tournament next weekend...
Florida Gov. Rick Scott calls for reform to state's gun laws, increase in school security

Florida Gov. Rick Scott calls for reform to state's gun laws, increase in school security

In the wake of  mass shooting at a Florida high school, Gov. Rick Scott on Friday proposed a three-point plan to prevent gun violence that includes banning the sale of firearms to anyone younger than 21. The announcement comes more than one week after deputies said Nikolas Cruz, 19, returned to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School after being expelled, fatally shot 17 people and injured more...
Jennifer Lopez celebrates twins Max and Emme’s 10th birthday

Jennifer Lopez celebrates twins Max and Emme’s 10th birthday

Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony’s twins are growing up so fast! Max and Emme celebrated their 10th birthday on Feb. 22, and Lopez was right there to celebrate with her kids, sharing multiple posts on Instagram.  >> Read more trending news  Sharing a video of her kids’ -- whom she affectionately calls her coconuts -- cutest moments throughout the years, Lopez wrote, &ldquo...
Former Trump campaign aide Rick Gates pleads guilty in Mueller investigation

Former Trump campaign aide Rick Gates pleads guilty in Mueller investigation

Rick Gates, a former aide in President Donald Trump's campaign, pleaded guilty to making false statements and conspiring against the United States on Friday, making him the fifth person to enter a guilty plea in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.
Teachers to Trump: #ArmMeWith funding, supplies and resources, not guns

Teachers to Trump: #ArmMeWith funding, supplies and resources, not guns

Teachers around the nation are using the hashtag #ArmMeWith on social media to push for an increase in what they say they really need in schools: funding, mental health resources, school supplies and books, not guns. The #ArmMeWith movement is a reaction to President Donald Trump’s call for some teachers to carry concealed weapons in schools, even proposing that teachers receive...
What did president Trump say at CPAC? Watch his speech here

What did president Trump say at CPAC? Watch his speech here

President Donald Trump addressed the Conservative Political Action Convention Friday, telling members of the group they would get their border wall, that he thought some teachers should be armed in school and that his administration "has had the most successful first year in the history of the presidency.” CPAC, hosted by the American Conservative Union, is held annually and is a favorite ...
5 simple things you can do for the environment and your health

5 simple things you can do for the environment and your health

With climate change predictions coming from scientists on a regular basis, many people are increasingly concerned about their personal impact on the environment. At the same time, who isn't concerned about their health and well-being? While it's a no-brainer that severe pollution and ominous natural disasters can be detrimental to humanity, there are small things we do daily that negatively impact...
Police: TN jailer had 3 weapons, 1,500 rounds of ammo in plan to ‘shoot up’ church

Police: TN jailer had 3 weapons, 1,500 rounds of ammo in plan to ‘shoot up’ church

Tennessee police acting on a tip last weekend thwarted a correction officer’s apparent plan to “shoot up” the church his estranged wife attended, officials said.  Daniel Vernon Toler, 35, of Huron, is jailed at the Wayne County Jail on weapons charges, according to Fox 17 News in Nashville. Toler is a jailer at South Central Correctional Center in Clifton. Police, acting...
Ohio’s bail system is based on someone’s ability to pay. Is that fair?

Ohio’s bail system is based on someone’s ability to pay. Is that fair?

When Dayton native DaJuan Hume was a college student at Ball State University in 2004, he was arrested for a crime he says he did not commit. By the time the charges were dropped, Hume had spent nearly two years in jail, lost his apartment and couldn’t afford the storage fees to get his vehicle out of the impound lot. “I lost everything,” Hume said. Ohio’s jails are filled...
Wright State falls out of first with loss at IUPUI

Wright State falls out of first with loss at IUPUI

The path to a Horizon League regular-season championship got a lot tougher Friday afternoon as Wright State fell out of first place with a 66-56 loss to IUPUI at Indiana Farmers Coliseum. The Raiders started slow offensively, failing to score in the first five minutes, and they never fully recovered despite leading by as many as four in the second half. The loss, Wright State’s third in its...
Michael B. Jordan responds to criticism about him living with his parents

Michael B. Jordan responds to criticism about him living with his parents

Michael B. Jordan had a quick response for one person on Twitter who criticized his living arrangement. On a Feb. 6 appearance on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” Jordan said he still lives with his parents. >> Read more trending news  “I love my parents, but we have a roommate relationship right now, which is interesting,” Jordan, 31, said. “You get home-cooked...
JUST ANNOUNCED: Alison Krauss returning to Fraze Pavilion for summer concert 

JUST ANNOUNCED: Alison Krauss returning to Fraze Pavilion for summer concert 

In 2011, Alison Krauss sold out the Fraze along with her band, Union Station. On June 15, the bluegrass-country singer will be back at the Fraze to perform her new album “Windy City” — her first solo effort away from the band.  Tickets go on sale Saturday, March 3 at 10 a.m. at Fraze FanFare, online at ETIX or by phone at 800-514-3849.  Ticket prices are: $75...
Dayton web curating company gets Silicon Valley shoutout

Dayton web curating company gets Silicon Valley shoutout

If you have worthwhile content, a sizable social media following and the vision to monetize all of that, then Arielle Jordan would like a word with you. Jordan, of Miamisburg, is the creator of Curafied, a new Internet platform that enables users to place what they believe is expert, valuable content behind a paywall for publication in a user-friendly, ad-free environment. Users on Curafied &mdash...
Ryan Reynolds shuts down troll who criticized Make-A-Wish kids visiting ‘Deadpool’ set

Ryan Reynolds shuts down troll who criticized Make-A-Wish kids visiting ‘Deadpool’ set

Ryan Reynolds isn’t just a charming actor. He’s also a renowned social media goofball who is really great at shutting down trolls. On Monday, the 41-year-old movie star took to Instagram to share a few photographs of himself — in character as the R-rated mercenary Deadpool — hanging out with some children with life-threatening illnesses on the set of the upcoming sequel &ldquo...
Should you talk about your pay? Career experts weigh in

Should you talk about your pay? Career experts weigh in

Even with nearly every cultural taboo thrown to the wind− from discussing sexual orientation to politics; one last conversational taboo still exist among Americans − how much we get paid. "These days, it's okay to talk about the troubles we're having with our children or even our marriages," noted one blogger from PayScale. "We can talk about race, religion, identity...
Sports Today: Busy lineup includes Wright State, Dayton, Ohio State and Reds

Sports Today: Busy lineup includes Wright State, Dayton, Ohio State and Reds

After a slow couple of days, Friday is jam-packed with local sports goodness.  It starts, believe it or not, at 11 a.m. with Wright State playing at IUPUI.  The Raiders remain in a first-place tie with Northern Kentucky, who plays at UIC tonight.  A Wright State win and an NKU loss means the Raiders are at least Horizon League co-champs and they will be the No. 1 seed in the conference...
BB&T recovering after 'technical issue' left customers without access to accounts, cash

BB&T recovering after 'technical issue' left customers without access to accounts, cash

Millions of BB&T customers were locked out of their accounts Thursday night and Friday morning due to an outage that bank officials said was caused by a "technical issue." The interruption of services was first reported Thursday night and appeared to last until just before noon Friday. “At this time, many of our services are unavailable, including digital banking, Phone24...
Mark Richt to throw first pitch before Miami’s baseball game vs. Florida

Mark Richt to throw first pitch before Miami’s baseball game vs. Florida

Hopefully Mark Richt can serve as a lucky charm as the Miami baseball team looks to snap a two-game losing streak. The No. 24 Hurricanes announced that the Miami head football coach is throwing out the ceremonial first pitch prior to Friday’s contest against No. 1 Florida at Alex Rodriguez Park at Mark Light Field that begins a three-game series. Richt looks like a natural in that...
Police: Man hit woman with pickup after she refused his advances

Police: Man hit woman with pickup after she refused his advances

A man is accused of hitting a woman with his pickup in Texas after she refused his advances toward her, according to an arrest affidavit. Carlos Amozurrutia, 27, of Round Rock, was charged with accident involving personal injury, a third-degree felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison. The victim said Amozurrutia was giving her a ride home Sunday when he began making unwanted advances...
HBO unveils official trailer, release date for Joe Paterno movie

HBO unveils official trailer, release date for Joe Paterno movie

HBO has released the first full trailer for its upcoming movie Paterno. The network also announced Friday that the movie will come out on April 7. HBO had previously released photos and a short clip from the movie, but the official trailer shows two minutes of various scenes in the film. Al Pacino stars as former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno in a film...
AFC pro personnel director on Antonio Callaway: ‘Just too many headaches to deal with’

AFC pro personnel director on Antonio Callaway: ‘Just too many headaches to deal with’

Antonio Callaway’s full potential was never realized in Gainesville, but there’s little doubt an NFL team will give him a chance to do that. One person doesn’t think his particular franchise wants any part of Callaway. Callaway led Florida in receiving in 2015 and 2016, while also showing off big-play ability on special teams with 2 punt return touchdowns...
Gators RBs coach says Jordan Scarlett working his way back after season-long suspension

Gators RBs coach says Jordan Scarlett working his way back after season-long suspension

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — New Florida running backs coach Greg Knox is getting to know his personnel, observing the guys going through offseason conditioning and getting ready for the true evaluation period that will come in spring practice. But his sense is that veteran running back Jordan Scarlett is still working his way back into form after missing all of last season due...
Notre Dame coach Mike Brey tells Demetrius Jackson’s side of story

Notre Dame coach Mike Brey tells Demetrius Jackson’s side of story

Former Notre Dame guard Demetrius Jackson was among those named as having had impermissible contact with the sports agency ASM in a Yahoo! Sports report on Friday morning, but Irish basketball coach Mike Brey tells it a bit differently. Brey addressed Jackson’s name surfacing in the FBI investigation into corruption in college basketball and claimed that the ...
Michigan readies for another staff shakeup as OC Tim Drevno reportedly will depart

Michigan readies for another staff shakeup as OC Tim Drevno reportedly will depart

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — The Tim Drevno era likely has approached the end at Michigan. Multiple reports stated Friday that Drevno, the Wolverines’ offensive coordinator/offensive line coach,  has resigned after three seasons at Michigan. A Michigan athletic department spokesman told Land of 10 in an email Friday that the program had nothing to report regarding any...
Bill Self thinks Nebraska is an NCAA Tournament team

Bill Self thinks Nebraska is an NCAA Tournament team

Bill Self knew Nebraska basketball was for real in December. The Huskers pushed Self’s Kansas team in a game the Jayhawks (now the No. 8 team in the country) narrowly won, 73-72. Nebraska has won 14 of its 18 games since that Dec. 16 meeting. But, according to most experts, the Huskers are still right on the bubble with just one regular season game remaining. That doesn&rsquo...
There’s no easy fix for college basketball troubles

There’s no easy fix for college basketball troubles

The events of Friday morning in the college basketball world had been building for some time. Yet when the report by Yahoo’s Pat Forde and Pete Thamel named players — past and current — who allegedly received benefits from agent Andy Miller, his associate Christian Dawkins, and ASM Sports, there wasn’t much outrage. The post There&rsquo...
Kentucky teacher arrested after allegedly snorting crushed pill in class

Kentucky teacher arrested after allegedly snorting crushed pill in class

A Kentucky teacher was arrested Thursday on suspicion of snorting drugs in class, WLEX reported. Students at Menifee County Elementary/Middle School in Frenchburg told officials they saw Cherish Rednour, 41, crush a pill with a credit card and make a line with the powder. They alleged that after snorting the pill, Rednour slumped over her desk and was having trouble staying awake. Rednour was...
National Women's History Month: What is it, when did it begin, who is being honored this year?

National Women's History Month: What is it, when did it begin, who is being honored this year?

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the passage of a law making March Women’s History Month in the United States. The observation, which was born out of a California school district’s celebration of women’s achievements, now is celebrated across the country, and includes parades, lectures, health screenings, art exhibits and other activities that highlight women’s...
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