Contract extension between UAW, Navistar could end tomorrow

Members of the United Auto Workers recently agreed to temporarily extend the terms of their existing contract with Navistar, but UAW officials in Detroit said that extension could end tomorrow. MORE: GM unveils new Silverado to be built in Springfield The existing agreements were scheduled to expire at 12:01 a.m. on Oct., 1, according to a Navistar website set up to provide updates on the negotiations...


Clark County Municipal Court cases

Clark County Municipal Court cases

CASES CALLED THURSDAY INCLUDED: Mark E. Kerns, 63, of 22 N. Limestone St., OVI, guilty, three days jail, three days credit for time served, 12 months driver’s license suspension, fined $375; OVI, marked lanes, open container, dismissed. Joseph P. Lewis, 59, of 102 Bassett Dr., OVI, guilty, 12 months driver’s license suspension, three days jail, three days credit for time served, fined...
7 major moves Kroger made in 2018

7 major moves Kroger made in 2018

After acquiring Home Chef earlier this year, Kroger announced last week that its meal kits would be available on shelves across the United States. The initial transaction price is $200 million and future payments of up to $500 million over five years are contingent on achieving certain sales goals, the company said. The meal kits — which start at $8.50 — will be available in Ohio, Michigan...
SuperAmerica will be rebranded to Speedway locations

SuperAmerica will be rebranded to Speedway locations

Marathon is rebranding hundreds of SuperAmerica-branded retail stores into its Speedway brand, following Marathon’s acquisition of rival Andeavor. Marathon said in a news release that it has already started converting SuperAmerica retail stores to the Speedway brand. It did not say how long the conversion is expected to take. The conversion will include about 200 SuperAmerica stores, all of...
SEARS BANKRUPTCY: 5 things you need to know

SEARS BANKRUPTCY: 5 things you need to know

Sears Holdings has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in White Plains, New York, the company announced this morning. The iconic company, which owns Sears and Kmart, said early Mondaythat it will shutter 142 of its stores “near the end of the year” in addition to 46 closures announced this summer. A list of the affected locations was not immediately available. Earlier this...
Policy change could mean federal funds for auto research at Ohio site

Policy change could mean federal funds for auto research at Ohio site

An Ohio automotive research facility could be in line for federal funding after the U.S. Department of Transportation recently changed a policy potentially locking it out of federal grants to study automated vehicles. The Transportation Research Center, located in East Liberty, has served for decades as a 4,500-acre research site where manufacturers and engineers test prototypes of the newest sports...
Mixed emotions over city dispatch lowering minimum staff level

Mixed emotions over city dispatch lowering minimum staff level

The Springfield City 911 Dispatch Center is temporarily lowering its minimum number of dispatchers on duty, but not everyone is taking the decision well. The minimum number of dispatchers allowed during a 12-hour shift went from four to three at the beginning of October and will be in effect until the end of the month. Springfield City Communications Manager Paul Hicks said there are two reasons for...
Major mall spaces emptying as holiday shopping approaches

Major mall spaces emptying as holiday shopping approaches

The closure of Elder-Beerman stores and soon Sears locations right before the busy holiday season threatens the vibrancy of area malls. But experts who analyze the retail industry say malls like the Mall at Fairfield Commons and the Dayton Mall should weather the storm and the department store closures will eventually be good for the giant shopping destinations. “The top 50 mall owners in the...
Cool today, freeze warning issued for Tuesday

Cool today, freeze warning issued for Tuesday

Clouds to break as temperatures drop tonight Frost, potential freeze likely by Tuesday morning Sunshine returns, staying cool this week  THIS EVENING:  A few sprinkles will remain possible mainly south and east as clouds linger. Temperatures will slowly drop into the 40s. TONIGHT: Clouds will slowly break as winds diminish. Temperatures are forecast to drop into the lower 30s....
SCAM GUIDE: How to spot investment fraud, and how to get help

SCAM GUIDE: How to spot investment fraud, and how to get help

A former Dayton investment advisor misappropriated more than $1.6 million from clients — many who were elderly — for the past 14 years, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said in a complaint. The SEC termed the actions of John Gregory Schmidt a “long-running scheme.” Here’s what you need to know to about protecting yourself from investment fraud and reporting...
A husband-wife argument about their closet began a feel-good community effort entering its 7th year

A husband-wife argument about their closet began a feel-good community effort entering its 7th year

The Jackson, Lytle & Lewis Life Celebration Center and the Salvation Army are collecting for the annual Warm Coats - Warm Hearts Coat Drive. Many adults and children struggle during the winter months because they are unable to afford proper cold-weather attire, according to drive organizers. “Having a warm coat in the winter is something many of us take for granted”, said Ryan Ray, resource...
Adaptive playground gets $18K upgrade

Adaptive playground gets $18K upgrade

A playground designed to help area children develop motor and social skills is getting an $18,000 upgrade that includes a new walking path and interactive activity stations. Springfield Pediatric Rehab’s inclusive playground just opened in October last year to provide patients and community children with a safe place to play and develop strength and sensory skills, said Jenna Christello, supervisor...
Urbana to make second attempt to pass income tax increase

Urbana to make second attempt to pass income tax increase

Voters in Urbana rejected a proposal to raise the city’s income tax last year, but city officials will again try to convince voters that the additional revenue is needed to provide stability for police and firefighters. The city’s income tax is 1.4 percent, but if approved the proposal would add an additional 0.6-percent, said Bill Bean, Urbana’s mayor. That would mean the city&rsquo...
Hundreds of crashes reported annually on I-70 in Clark County

Hundreds of crashes reported annually on I-70 in Clark County

More than 2,300 vehicle crashes have happened on Interstate 70 in Clark County since 2013, according to Ohio State Highway Patrol records. Included in those numbers are two fatal accidents that occurred within hours of each other on Oct. 4. The highway patrol has responded to at least one fatal crash on the stretch of interstate in the county each year since 2013 except last year. REPORT: 2 killed...
What Ohio’s governor candidates plan to do about the opioid crisis

What Ohio’s governor candidates plan to do about the opioid crisis

As drug overdoses continue to kill thousands of people in Ohio — 4,854 last year — each of the candidates for governor has an action plan to address the addiction crisis. But those on the front lines in the Miami Valley say none of the plans directly address housing for those in recovery — including funding for sober living homes – and without those programs, they say, many...
Patchy fog overnight into morning to start the week

Patchy fog overnight into morning to start the week

Mist/drizzle and patchy fog overnight Cooler air moves in on Tuesday Sunny stretch to follow wet Monday Tonight: A light mist/drizzle is expected throughout the overnight hours. Temperatures are holding steady around 50 degrees overnight and into tomorrow morning. Areas of patchy fog is possible to develop and last through sunrise, according to Meteorologist Jesse Maag. Monday: Mild...
Student of the Week Southeastern High School

Student of the Week Southeastern High School

Name: Aubrie Hartman School: Southeastern High School Grade: Senior Age: 18 Extra-curricular: SOS, NHS, Track Claim to fame/honors: Always laughing Words you live by: “If you never tasted a bad apple, you would not appreciate a good apple. You have to experience life to understand life.” Toughest challenge: Juggling a job during school Biggest influence: My mother School-day rituals: Everyday...
Athlete of the Week Southeastern High School

Athlete of the Week Southeastern High School

Name: Camie Mitchell School: Southeastern High School Grade: 12 Age: 17 Sports: All-star Cheerleading, School Cheer, Soccer and Track Claim to fame/honors: The tiny girl who does the flips down the field at the football games and down the court at the basketball games; Student Council, NHS, Class Officer Words you live by: “Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don&rsquo...
EPA to provide update on Tremont Barrell Fill

EPA to provide update on Tremont Barrell Fill

Representatives from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will be meeting with community members to provide updates on the Tremont City Barrell Fill, a hazardous waste dump that has long been controversial in Clark County. Jim Saric, the U.S. EPA’s project manager for the Tremont City Barrell Fill, will visit Springfield at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16 at the Springfield City Forum downtown to...
Greene County facility that neighbors call smelly and heavy on traffic gets approval to expand

Greene County facility that neighbors call smelly and heavy on traffic gets approval to expand

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency recently gave approval for a company to expand its biodigester operations in Bath Twp., but residents who have complained about the farm’s odor and truck traffic plan to appeal. Dovetail Energy LLC, also known as Renergy, has been granted a permit to improve its “biosolids treatment facility” on Trustee Tom Pitstick’s farm at 1156 Herr...
Stafford: How Greenon grad, U.S. Marine spent three tours of duty in Iraq

Stafford: How Greenon grad, U.S. Marine spent three tours of duty in Iraq

This is the first installment of a two-part review of ”No Tougher Duty, No Greater Honor”, a memoir of three tours of duty in Iraq written by 1992 Greenon High School graduate and retired U.S. Marine Gunnery Sgt. Christian Bussler. In December of 2002, Christian Bussler was delivering holiday mail along Springfield’s Arlington Avenue and imagining his family living some day in one...
2 Champaign County teens sentenced to prison for years appeal

2 Champaign County teens sentenced to prison for years appeal

Two teens convicted in high-profile crimes in Champaign County are appealing their convictions. Ely Serna, the teen who pleaded guilty to bringing a shotgun into West Liberty-Salem High School and randomly shooting a student, and Donovan Nicholas, the teen who was found guilty of shooting and stabbing his surrogate mother, both have filed appeals in Champaign County Common Pleas Court. MORE: Champaign...
3 things to do in Clark, Champaign Counties this weekend

3 things to do in Clark, Champaign Counties this weekend

 Looking for something to do on this fall weekend? Check out these three events.  1) Enon Apple Butter Festival- Oct. 13-14  A festival with a rich history dating back to the mounds and the lone apple trees that were once planted among bones, this festival is full of craft vendors, tasty foods and unique stories. Attendees can often stir the large kettles of apple butter as they...
Springfield man indicted in fatal crash

Springfield man indicted in fatal crash

A Springfield man is accused of having marijuana in his system and causing a crash that killed a woman. Micah Byrd, 18, was indicted in Clark County Common Pleas Court on aggravated vehicular homicide, aggravated vehicular assault and two counts of misdemeanor operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. He has not been arraigned in the case. MORE: ‘She was my little sister...
Clark-Shawnee to host groundbreaking ceremony today

Clark-Shawnee to host groundbreaking ceremony today

Clark-Shawnee Local will host a groundbreaking ceremony Saturday, Oct. 13, to celebrate the start of building a new elementary school. The groundbreaking will start at 2 p.m. at the site of the new school on the corner of East Possum Road and Selma Pike. “This groundbreaking is a celebration of the exciting future for Clark-Shawnee Schools that our community has created together,” said...
Cool and quite night, rain chances Sunday

Cool and quite night, rain chances Sunday

Cool and quite night Below average temperatures in store for this week Rain chances returning for Sunday afternoon into Monday Tonight: Increasing clouds into our overnight hours, with a slight chance for a passing shower. Temperatures near 40 degrees. Sunday: On and off again rain showers. Temperatures near 60 degrees. Monday: Clouds and passing showers will be likely with highs in the...
Warriors fall to Indian Lake 8-7 in CBC Mad River Division thriller

Warriors fall to Indian Lake 8-7 in CBC Mad River Division thriller

The Northwestern High School football team was four minutes away from clinching at least a share of its first conference title in more than 50 years. But after Indian Lake quarterback Clay Jacobs hit Ethan Cummins in the back of the end zone on a two-point conversion with 42 seconds remaining to give the Lakers a one-point lead, the Warriors celebration was put on hold. »RELATED: Week 8 scores...
Southeastern eyes .500 season after big win over Catholic Central

Southeastern eyes .500 season after big win over Catholic Central

Payton Printz’s rebuilding project at Southeastern is following a blueprint he isn’t shy talking about. The foundation started with a culture change in work ethic — weight lifting three times a week at 6 a.m. “It’s a bunch of hard-nosed kids,” Printz said. »RELATED: Week 8 scores, boxscores »RELATED: Springfield bounces back from first loss The next...
Magic Johnson pledges $1 million to Central State University

Magic Johnson pledges $1 million to Central State University

Magic Johnson announced Friday that he is donating $1 million to Central State University. The NBA legend was on campus during homecoming week as radio legend Tom Joyner was inducted into the Marauder Athletic Hall of Fame, hbcugameday reported.  Johnson made a donation to CSU in 2015 when he cut the ribbon on the new student center.  In May 2017, he was named honorary chairman of CSU's...
Springfield bounces back with win at Beavercreek in Week 8

Springfield bounces back with win at Beavercreek in Week 8

The Springfield Wildcats bounced back from their first loss of the season with a 21-14 victory at Beavercreek on Friday. The Beavers rallied from a 14-0 halftime deficit, trimming Springfield‘s lead to 14-7 with 6:46 left in the third. Offensive lineman Justin Knipper recovered a teammate’s fumble in the end zone. Springfield pushed its lead to 21-7 on a touchdown run by RaheI’m...
Plan to keep Crew in Columbus has made progress with Browns owner emerging as potential buyer

Plan to keep Crew in Columbus has made progress with Browns owner emerging as potential buyer

The Save The Crew campaign appears to have succeeded. A deal to keep the Columbus Crew in the city it has called home since its first game in 1996 and stop a move to Austin, Texas, is in the works, Major League Soccer announced Friday. A local investor group led by Pete Edwards, Jr. and Dee and Jimmy Haslam, the owner of the Cleveland Browns, announced it had formed an alliance to keep the Crew in...
Fall Fest: Family friendly event adds cruise-in, more vendors

Fall Fest: Family friendly event adds cruise-in, more vendors

If admiring the autumn colors is on your seasonal checklist, one area festival will capture that and more. The colorful backdrop of Snyder Park will enhance the many activities of the fourth Fall Fest, from pumpkins to hay rides, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13. Fall Fest is free and family-friendly. It is presented by the Hollandia Gardens Association. Fest organizer Kent Sherry is always amazed...
Suspicious package that leads to Springfield hazmat response is misdirected mail

Suspicious package that leads to Springfield hazmat response is misdirected mail

A suspicious package with an unknown substance led the Springfield Fire Division’s hazmat team to respond this afternoon to Cascade Corp. “Once they opened it, they determined it was something that should not have been shipped to their facility,” said Battalion Chief Jeremy Linn, who noted the package also appeared to have been damaged. The hazardous materials team was called around...
Springfield man accused of stabbing woman in bloody attack

Springfield man accused of stabbing woman in bloody attack

A Springfield man is accused of stabbing his wife during a domestic violence attack. Thomas Joyner, 39, was charged in Clark County Municipal Court with felonious assault. He pleaded not guilty to the charge and his bond was set at $15,000. MORE: ‘I am glad Lindsey got justice’: Mother of pregnant murder victim Springfield police began their investigation when they were called to a home...
President Trump rallies GOP in Warren County

President Trump rallies GOP in Warren County

President Donald Trump made his pitch Friday at the Warren County Fairgrounds for sending Republicans back to Washington in November, telling them the U.S. is “now the hottest country anywhere in the world.”   “We are here to make sure that our amazing progress continues full speed ahead,” Trump said. “America is thriving. And America is winning. And we are...
Ohio State-Minnesota: 5 storylines to watch in Saturday’s game

Ohio State-Minnesota: 5 storylines to watch in Saturday’s game

P.J. Fleck knows how intimidating Ohio Stadium can be. The Illinois native was a graduate assistant at Ohio Stadium in 2006 when the Buckeyes went unbeaten at home, including a 42-39 win over No. 2 Michigan that remains one of the most memorable games in the series. Now the Minnesota head coach, he hopes to get as many butterflies out as he can before the Golden Gophers take on the No. 3 Buckeyes...
COMMENTARY: Enon’s Apple Butter Festival is a 40-year tradition

COMMENTARY: Enon’s Apple Butter Festival is a 40-year tradition

The Apple Butter Festival in Enon is this weekend, Oct. 13 and 14. It is another perfect example of how a community works together to have fun. Apples have always been a part of Enon, even before there was an Enon with cheerful red apples painted on the streets. In 1834, Joseph Smith led Zion’s Camp on the dusty road between Springfield and Dayton on their way west. MORE BY PAM COTTRELL Signs...
Air Force: Tyndall sustains ‘catastrophic damage’ from Hurricane Michael

Air Force: Tyndall sustains ‘catastrophic damage’ from Hurricane Michael

Wright-Patterson officials said the F-22 aircraft are still located on base. There is no set timeline for their departure.  Wright-Patterson Air Force Base has taken in aircraft from Tyndall Air Force Base, which was ravaged by Hurricane Michael this week. The New York Times reported the base, located near Panama City, Florida, has been devastated from the hurricane. Heavy winds and storms ripped...
Clark County Municipal Court cases

Clark County Municipal Court cases

CASES CALLED WEDNESDAY INCLUDED: Joseph W. Jacks, 44, of 1835 W. Washington, assault, guilty, 30 days jail with 30 days suspended, fined $250. Gary L. Cooper, 61, of 326 Montgomery Ave., OVI amended to physical control, guilty, fined $250. Amanda M. Hatfield, 28, address unknown, criminal trespass, guilty, 30 days jail, 12 days credit for time served, balance suspended. Jared Triplett, 40, of New...
HOW TO WATCH: President Trump to hold rally today in Warren County

HOW TO WATCH: President Trump to hold rally today in Warren County

President Donald Trump will hold a rally this evening at the Warren County Fairgrounds as part of a six-state tour for Republican candidates up for election this November. He will be campaigning for U.S. Senate candidate Jim Renacci. The event is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. Here’s how to watch: Trump and others making speeches are to be in Building E, a covered, open-air event facility near...
Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

COMMON PLEAS COURT NEW SUITS 18-CV-0513 - loanDepot.com, LLC, v. Levi J. Coy, 2723 Anita Dr., et al., complaint in foreclosure for $133,420. 18-CV-0514 - Tracy Lauric and Richard Lauric, West Liberty, v. James Manning and Emily Manning, South Charleston, et al., complaint in excess of $25,000 for damages and injuries suffered from a dog bite and attack on March 25. 18-CV-0515 - Jerri Johnston and...
Hundreds of physical stores are expected to open from e-commerce retailers

Hundreds of physical stores are expected to open from e-commerce retailers

Who says brick-and-mortar is dead? A new study by JLL reports that e-commerce retailers plan to open at least 850 stores in the next five years. Mattress-in-a-box startup Casper will open 200 alone, along with clothing brands like Adore Me and footware company All Birds. »RELATED: Home Chef meal kits now on shelves at local Kroger stores These “clicks-to-bricks” retailers are most...
Girls Soccer: Tecumseh wins first league title in 25 years

Girls Soccer: Tecumseh wins first league title in 25 years

As Queen’s “We Are The Champions” blared from the loud speakers, the Tecumseh High School girls soccer senior class embraced at the center of the pitch at Spitzer Stadium. After 25 years, the Arrows were champions. »RELATED: Thursday’s high school roundup »RELATED: Thursday’s high school scoreboard Tecumseh beat Indian Lake 3-1 on Wednesday to clinch its first...
Father and son swept away by high tide while fishing in Florida identified

Father and son swept away by high tide while fishing in Florida identified

The  bodies of a Florida father and son were identified by officials with the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office after the pair were swept away by a high tide while fishing Saturday at Ft. George Inlet. >> Read more trending news  Eric Smart, a member of the U.S. Navy,  was found close to 10 p.m. Saturday, and crews located the body of his son, Derrick Smart, 7, on Sunday morning....
Freeze Warning Issued: What you need to know

Freeze Warning Issued: What you need to know

Cold nights are in store for the Miami Valley, as temperatures will reach near or below freezing for the next few nights to come. When cold temperatures are in the upper 30s, and clear conditions are evident, frost will develop, prompting a frost advisory. To prolong your plants and pumpkins it is best to either bring them in or cover your plants, and pumpkins with a sheet, or blanket. By covering...
Patriots ban fan shown throwing beer in face of Chiefs player

Patriots ban fan shown throwing beer in face of Chiefs player

The fan seen throwing beer on Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill moments after he scored his third touchdown against the Patriots during Sunday night’s overtime game has been banned from Gillette Stadium, team officials said.  >> Read more trending news  It was clear through television replays that fans at Gillette Stadium were not saying nice things and were making...
Bengals coach Marvin Lewis: No time ‘to whine’ about Steelers loss with Chiefs up next

Bengals coach Marvin Lewis: No time ‘to whine’ about Steelers loss with Chiefs up next

The Cincinnati Bengals were about a minute away from being 5-1 and creating some distance in the AFC North standings. Instead, they find themselves trying to bounce back from a disappointing loss as they head into a Sunday Night Football matchup on the road against a Kansas City Chiefs team that until this week was considered to be the best in the league. Cincinnati (4-2) took a one-point lead over...
State, county launch program to hire workers recovering from addiction

State, county launch program to hire workers recovering from addiction

A job is a key part of recovering from addiction. But everything from stigma to a spotty job history to brushes with law enforcement can make it difficult for those overcoming an addiction to get a job offer. A pilot program in Montgomery County and two other Ohio counties launched Monday to support employers that hire those in recovery. It could help bridge the gap left in the wake of the opioid...
White woman who blocked black man from entering his St. Louis apartment fired

White woman who blocked black man from entering his St. Louis apartment fired

A white woman shown on a viral video blocking a black man from entering a loft to his downtown St. Louis apartment was fired from her job Sunday, KMOV reported. >> Read more trending news  In a cellphone video posted to his Facebook page, D’Arreon Toles documented a confrontation between himself and a female tenant at the Elder Shirt Lofts. Toles, 24, said he was returning...
Bengals linebacker to miss extended time due to knee injury

Bengals linebacker to miss extended time due to knee injury

Bengals linebacker Nick Vigil is expected to miss several games with a sprained MCL, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. Vigil, a third-year player, was injured on a cut block during Sunday’s 28-21 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. Hardy Nickerson and Jordan Evans likely will see more playing time in Vigil’s absence.
‘Comrade Cordray:’ Ohio GOP tries to tie Cordray to Communist Party

‘Comrade Cordray:’ Ohio GOP tries to tie Cordray to Communist Party

Dennis Kucinich has called Richard Cordray a Republican. President Donald Trump has called Cordray a Socialist. Now, the Ohio GOP has a new label for the Democratic gubernatorial candidate: “Comrade Cordray.” The Ohio Republican Party on Monday blasted out an email titled: “Comrade Cordray - Communist Party Campaigning for Cordray.” “This is not a joke. The Communist...
US Embassy apologizes after photo of cat in Cookie Monster costume is emailed by mistake

US Embassy apologizes after photo of cat in Cookie Monster costume is emailed by mistake

The United States embassy in Canberra, Australia, is apologizing after it says the U.S. Department of State mistakenly sent out an email invitation to a meeting with a photo of a cat in a Cookie Monster costume. The Australian Associated Press reported that the email, with the subject line, “meeting,” was sent because of a training error, according to U.S. Mission to Australia...
California woman dies when Santa Ana winds cause tree to topple onto car

California woman dies when Santa Ana winds cause tree to topple onto car

A California woman was killed Monday when strong Santa Ana winds caused part of a large eucalyptus tree to fall onto her car, the Los Angeles Times reported. >> Read more trending news  Crews responded after receiving a report of a person in a vehicle that was stuck beneath a tree at an apartment complex in Tustin, Orange County Fire Authority Capt. Tony Bommarito told KTLA. The...
High School Football: Which area teams are ranked in this week’s state polls

High School Football: Which area teams are ranked in this week’s state polls

How a state panel of sports writers and broadcasters rates Ohio high school football teams in the weekly Associated Press poll of 2018. Teams are ranked by OHSAA divisions, with won-lost record and total points (first-place votes in parentheses): 1, Cincinnati Colerain (20) 8-0 238 2, Canton McKinley (3) 8-0 205 3, Pickerington Central 7-1 155 4, Mentor (1) 7-1 125 5, Euclid 7-1 102 6, Northmont 7-1...
DJ Khaled rents out Marlins stadium for son's 2nd birthday party

DJ Khaled rents out Marlins stadium for son's 2nd birthday party

DJ Khaled sure knows how to throw a party for his son. >> Read more trending news  The Miami music producer and his wife, Nicole Tuck, rented Marlins Park on Saturday for his son Asahd’s second birthday, and turned the 36,000-seat baseball stadium into a carnival. Instead of bases and a pitching mound, the stadium floor included a chair swing ride, a Ferris wheel, games and even a...
‘Pocahontas’: Elizabeth Warren’s DNA, what Trump said, and the limits of DNA tests

‘Pocahontas’: Elizabeth Warren’s DNA, what Trump said, and the limits of DNA tests

Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren released the results of a DNA test on Sunday which showed “strong evidence” that at least one ancestor was a Native American. >> Read more trending news  The test was done after Warren’s claim to Native American ancestry had been derided by critics including President Donald Trump  who refers to her in campaign speeches as...
Father unknowingly hits, kills 4-year-old son in driveway, police say

Father unknowingly hits, kills 4-year-old son in driveway, police say

Authorities said a 4-year-old Georgia boy was killed Sunday afternoon when his father unknowingly backed over him in a driveway. >> Read more trending news  Deputies with the Lamar County Sheriff’s Office, medical personnel and Georgia State Patrol troopers were called to a home in Barnesville, Georgia, about 65 miles south of Atlanta. The boy’s father, a 36-year-old...
Don't worry, be grumpy: It's National Grouch Day

Don't worry, be grumpy: It's National Grouch Day

Grouches of the world, be happy -- it’s National Grouch Day. >> Read more trending news  Or more than likely, don’t worry, be grumpy. I know I complained when this story was assigned to me. But even a grump can revel in his or her own day. According to Sesame Street Magazine -- which has Oscar the Grouch, a master in the art of grumbling -- the National Day Calendar added...
4 killed, 1 hurt in shooting at Texas child’s 1st birthday party

4 killed, 1 hurt in shooting at Texas child’s 1st birthday party

A child’s first birthday party turned deadly over the weekend when an argument among family members ended in gunfire that left a man and three of his grandsons dead. CBS Dallas-Fort Worth reported that the shooting took place in Taft, a city of about 3,000 people 12 miles north of Corpus Christi. The dead were all distant relatives of the child for whom the party was held.  Sgt. Nathan...
Man sentenced to 30 years for attack on woman in front of their son

Man sentenced to 30 years for attack on woman in front of their son

Officials announced that an Ohio man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for trying to kill a Georgia woman in front of their 5-year-old son in 2015. Joseph Tarik Davis, now 38, previously pleaded guilty to a number of charges in connection with the Feb. 12, 2015, attack on his former girlfriend, whose name has not been released, according to a statement from Cobb County District Attorney Vic...
Ohio State football: Urban Meyer provides injury updates

Ohio State football: Urban Meyer provides injury updates

Ohio State finished its win over Minnesota with a lengthy injury list.  Urban Meyer indicated it won’t be quite as long when the second-ranked Buckeyes head to Purdue for a Saturday night game.  >>Five things to know about Ohio State’s victory  Defensive end Jonathon Cooper and linebacker Malik Harrison will be back this week after missing last week’s game with...
Halftime shows bring dancing, dinosaurs to gridiron

Halftime shows bring dancing, dinosaurs to gridiron

The Ohio State Marching Band has shown why it lives up to its nickname and that it has its collective finger on the pulse of what’s trending.  This week’s halftime show had musicians doing the Floss, the viral dance that many kids are doing when they’re just standing around.  But it wasn’t the individual musicians swinging their arms back and forth, but rather, large...
President Trump visits storm-damaged Florida, Georgia after Hurricane Michael

President Trump visits storm-damaged Florida, Georgia after Hurricane Michael

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump have landed in Florida to survey the damage Hurricane Michael left behind last week. He was greeted by Florida Gov. Rick Scott and Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Brock Long when he arrived at Eglin Air Force Base in Okaloosa County, CNN reported. >> Read more trending news  The president embarked on an aerial tour...
SUV plows into Indianapolis home

SUV plows into Indianapolis home

An Indiana woman driving her SUV at a high rate of speed left the highway and plowed into an Indianapolis home Monday morning, police said. >> Read more trending news  A family of six was inside the residence at the time but no one was injured, WTHR reported. The driver also was not hurt, police said. Witnesses told police that shortly after 9:15 a.m., a 38-year-old woman, driving...
Report: 7 people hurt when Amish buggy rear-ended by car

Report: 7 people hurt when Amish buggy rear-ended by car

Seven people riding in an Amish buggy in Ohio were injured Sunday night when it was hit from behind by a suspected drunken driver, WEWS reported. >> Read more trending news  According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, the accident occurred in Ashland County shortly after 7:30 p.m. Troopers arrested Patrick Muscaro, 47, of West Salem, and charged him with operating a vehicle under...
New Dayton uniforms revealed: Your favorite Flyers share photos on Instagram

New Dayton uniforms revealed: Your favorite Flyers share photos on Instagram

Twenty four days before the 2018-19 season opener, the Dayton Flyers showed off new home white uniforms in a photo shoot at Cronin Center. Players shared photos from Saturday on social media. The new Nike uniforms feature “Dayton” in solid red across the front. Last year’s home uniforms had “Dayton” in white with a red outline. There are also red stripes down the side...
Florida mom dies after trying to save children from tidal current at beach

Florida mom dies after trying to save children from tidal current at beach

A Florida woman who went to the beach with her six children died Saturday after trying to save four of them who were caught in a tidal current, the Tampa Bay Times reported. The children were saved by four people walking on the beach when the incident occurred. >> Read more trending news  Samar Aboukhdair, 36, of Lakeland, was at St. Pete Beach with her children and two of her neighbor&rsquo...
High School Football: Week 9 schedule

High School Football: Week 9 schedule

Catholic Central at Greeneview, 7 p.m., ABC 22 / FOX 45, Ch. 45.2, Ch. 995 (Spectrum), Ch. 44 (Dish), mytvdayton.com Meadowdale vs. Ross at Welcome Stadium, 7 p.m. Alter at Cin. McNicholas, OhioSportsline.net/ Ansonia at Tri-Village, wtgr.com Arcanum at Mississinawa Valley Beavercreek at Miamisburg Belmont vs. Ponitz at Welcome Stadium Bethel at Bradford Butler at Sidney Carroll vs. Cin. Purcell Marian...
California teen bitten by great white shark gets lifetime fishing license

California teen bitten by great white shark gets lifetime fishing license

A California teen bitten by a great white shark two weeks ago was given a lifetime fishing license by state authorities, KNSD reported. >> Read more trending news  The California Wildlife Officers Foundation presented Keane Webre-Hayes with the license Saturday at the foundation’s Wags and Waves event, along with additional lifetime fishing privileges, KFMB reported...
Hospital compiles Spotify playlist to help with CPR

Hospital compiles Spotify playlist to help with CPR

Who knew that music could be a literal life saver? Doctors say some songs can give you the right rhythm to get the heart pumping when doing cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Experts say those doing CPR need to do 100 chest compressions a minute, and there are some tunes that have 100 beats per minute and will help keep people track when doing Hands Only CPR, WNBC reported. The songs include ...
Man tries to hijack Houston TV news van, then steals patrol car

Man tries to hijack Houston TV news van, then steals patrol car

A vehicle crashed into a Houston television station’s news van Monday morning, and the driver attempted to hijack the crew before he stole a police cruiser, police said. >> Read more trending news  The incident involved a KPRC news van at 4:40 a.m. Police said the driver hit the van and unsuccessfully attempted to pull the driver out of the vehicle, KHOU reported. According...
Pig ‘the size of a mini horse’ corralled with bag of Doritos

Pig ‘the size of a mini horse’ corralled with bag of Doritos

San Bernardino County Sheriff’s deputies responding to a call about an escaped pig “the size of a mini horse” used Doritos to corral and lure the porker home.  >> Read more trending news  Deputies have gotten previous calls about this particular pig and knew how to get his attention and where to take him, officials said in a post on Instagram.  “They...
Mega Millions jackpot tops $650 million; Powerball jackpot is $345 million

Mega Millions jackpot tops $650 million; Powerball jackpot is $345 million

If you have a few dollars and dreams of riches untold, the coming week could be a game-changer for you. Two national lottery games – Mega Millions and Powerball – are sporting huge jackpots this week. The Mega Millions drawing set for Tuesday has the second largest jackpot in the game’s history, worth $654 million (or $372 million with the cash option). That’s $2 million short...
Dayton Air Show unveils five new attractions for 2019 show

Dayton Air Show unveils five new attractions for 2019 show

The next Vectren Dayton Air Show isn’t until next summer, but attractions are lining up now. The show Monday announced five attractions to the 2019 show. The British Sea Harrier, Shockwave Jet Truck, GEICO Skytypers, Skip Stewart and Jacquie B. These performers will join the US Air Force Thunderbirds jet demonstration team announced earlier. The 45th annual show will be June 22 and 23 at the...
Royal baby: Harry and Meghan’s baby will be seventh in line for the throne

Royal baby: Harry and Meghan’s baby will be seventh in line for the throne

Update on Oct. 15, 2018: With the announcement that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are expecting a child in the spring of 2019, the line of succession to the British throne will look different. Here is a look at how the line will change when the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s child is born. Original story: A new British prince was born on Monday and that means a new line of succession to the British...
Meghan Markle pregnant, expecting first child with Prince Harry

Meghan Markle pregnant, expecting first child with Prince Harry

The Duchess of Sussex – known as Meghan Markle until her May wedding to Britain’s Prince Harry – is pregnant, Kensington Palace announced Monday. “Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Sussex is expecting a baby in the Spring of 2019,” Kensington Palace tweeted.  In a second post, the...
Mom takes kids shopping for snow boots, finds mice family living in footwear, adopts them

Mom takes kids shopping for snow boots, finds mice family living in footwear, adopts them

A trip to Kmart for snow shoes made a family increase by eight new members. Shasta Riederer took her boys to the Bismarck store last week to find new snow boots, but when they found a pair something rolled of the boot. The boys told their mom.  “He goes, ‘Mom, look,’” Riederer told WDAY. “I thought it was Vienna sausages rolling around the floor until...
Elizabeth Warren releases DNA analysis backing Native American ancestry claims

Elizabeth Warren releases DNA analysis backing Native American ancestry claims

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., has released an analysis of her DNA showing that she has Native American ancestry. An analysis of Warren's DNA sample showed she had a Native American ancestor in her family dating back six to 10 generations, according to WFXT. The release of the analysis comes after President Donald Trump has mocked her repeatedly for her claim that she has Native American...
Fugitive's own dog leads deputies to him after chase, officials say

Fugitive's own dog leads deputies to him after chase, officials say

An Oklahoma man is behind bars after his own dog led deputies to him during a search, officials said. James L. Ayer's arrest came Saturday, three days after sheriff's deputies served a search warrant for methamphetamine and firearms at a Wagoner County barn that was turned into a house. When deputies entered the house Wednesday, they said they found Carrie Metcalf hiding inside and arrested...
Proceeds from 40-pound, $2,000 pizza will go to Hurricane Florence victims

Proceeds from 40-pound, $2,000 pizza will go to Hurricane Florence victims

A 40-pound pizza you can only find in New York City goes for $2,000. However, the owner of Champion Pizza said every penny he makes off the cheeseburger pie will go toward Hurricane Florence victims in North Carolina. The pizza has five layers and takes a lot of preparation. It’s so big that at least two people have to load it into the oven, and the pizza has to be split in half to...
Sears files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection

Sears files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection

Sears Holdings has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in White Plains, New York, multiple news outlets are reporting. The iconic company, which owns Sears and Kmart, said early Monday that it will shutter 142 of its stores “near the end of the year” in addition to 46 closures announced this summer. A list of the affected locations was not immediately available. As of August...
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