Mechanicsburg issues boil advisory

The village of Mechanicsburg has issues a boil advisory until further notice but few additional details were available Wednesday evening. MORE: ‘If we change one life, it’s worth it:’ Clark County family on quest to prevent cancer after father’s death Staff in the village’s public utilities department confirmed the advisory and said it was related to the demolition of...


Local site could be selected for federal driverless car designation

Local site could be selected for federal driverless car designation

When the Obama administration designated its first 10 pilot sites for testing of automated vehicle technologies in January 2017, a 4,500-acre facility in East Liberty was not on the list. This week, five Republican lawmakers and a handful of state senators including Senate President Larry Obhof, R–Ashtabula, held a press conference on Capitol Hill with a united message: Rethink that decision...
Wright State issues layoff notices: 5 things to know

Wright State issues layoff notices: 5 things to know

Wright State University is beginning to issue layoff notices this week, part of the school’s continued effort to address its budget problems. The layoffs have long been expected but this week the public learned more details about the scope and timing of position eliminations. Here are five things to know about the most recent layoffs at Wright State. The university will be issuing 26 layoff...
Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

COMMON PLEAS COURT NEW SUITS 18-CV-0322 - BankUnited N.A., c/o Carrington Mortgage Services, LLC, v. Kim A. McAfee, 1548 Northgate, et al., complaint in foreclosure for $9,164. 18-CV-0323 - Wells Fargo Bank, NA, v. Stacey R. Smith, 1415 Beverly Ave., et al., complaint in foreclosure for $23,833. 18-DS-0597 - William J. Lyons, 1608 Attleboro Ave., and Tayla Coleah Lyons, 1303 Ryan Crt., petition for...
Harry Potter festival coming to Ohio

Harry Potter festival coming to Ohio

The magical world of Harry Potter is coming to Ohio. Ohio-Made Getaways is hosting “A Magical Getaway: Celebrating Potter Palooza” in Lancaster on Aug. 3 and 4. Fairfield County District Library’s community-wide celebration of 20 years of Harry Potter is a two-day getaway with plenty of fun activities for wizards and muggles of all ages. Lancaster is less than two hours from Dayton...
Target has biggest 1-day online sales day, on Amazon Prime Day

Target has biggest 1-day online sales day, on Amazon Prime Day

Target attracted more customers to its website Tuesday than it has on any other single day in 2018. Millions shopped Target.com that day for its sales coinciding with Amazon’s annual Prime Day, securing Target.com’s highest sales in a single day so far this year. The most popular deals were on small appliances, beauty and personal care, baby items, home and technology, with 25 percent...
Clark County Municipal Court cases

Clark County Municipal Court cases

CASES CALLED MONDAY INCLUDED: Adrian R. Chilton Jr., 27, address unknown, aggravated burglary, dismissed - prosecutor request. Robert F. Jackson, 32, of 728 Grant St., robbery, dismissed - indicted by the grand jury. Zachary T. Jones, 22, of Dayton, OVI amended to physical control, guilty, three days jail with three days suspended, credit for time served for driver’s intervention program, six...
Walmart teams up with Microsoft to expand ‘digital footprint’

Walmart teams up with Microsoft to expand ‘digital footprint’

Walmart and Microsoft have announced a partnership to accelerate Walmart’s move to increase its digital footprint, furthering brick-and-mortar retailers’ steps to keep up with online giant Amazon. Microsoft will serve as Walmart’s strategic cloud provider, according to Walmart. »BIZ BEAT: $250 Kroger coupon circulating on social media a fake; company warns don’t click...
Cincinnati Zoo offering $1 admission to guests Wednesday

Cincinnati Zoo offering $1 admission to guests Wednesday

Admission to the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is just $1 Wednesday for the Macy’s Kid’s Cultures, Critters and Crafts festival in Cincinnati.  Everyone gets into the zoo located at 3400 Vine St. for just $1, but parking is still $10, according to the zoo’s website. Large crowds and delays for parking are expected because of the deal, according to the website. The festival...
Is the Dayton Air Show the best in the country? Vote for top 10 air shows

Is the Dayton Air Show the best in the country? Vote for top 10 air shows

Is the Vectren Dayton Air Show the best air show in the U.S.? It could be in the top 10, according to a reader survey by USA Today. The news organization is asking readers to vote for the best air shows in the U.S. Readers have until Monday at noon to cast their votes. As of Wednesday morning, the Vectren Dayton Air Show landed at No. 4 on the current leaderboard. MCAS Cherry Point Air Show in...
U.S. Air Force was paying $10K to replace an airplane toilet seat cover through 2017

U.S. Air Force was paying $10K to replace an airplane toilet seat cover through 2017

Until recently, the United States Air Force was paying $10,000 to replace a toilet seat cover on certain aircraft. Will Roper, assistant secretary of the Air Force for acquisition, technology and logistics, in May said the military was paying $10,000 to replace toilet seat covers on certain military planes, according to a June letter written by Sen. Chuck Grassley, an Iowa Republican. Though...
Ohio State raised more than $600 million in donations last year

Ohio State raised more than $600 million in donations last year

For the first time in its history Ohio State University has raised more than $600 million in one year OSU closed out fiscal year 2018 on June 30 bringing in $601.8 million in donations to education, medicine, research and innovation at the college. The hundreds of millions in donations —which included more than $438.6 million in cash —represents a new record for Ohio State. » RELATED...
‘If we change one life, it’s worth it:’ Clark County family on quest to prevent cancer after father’s death

‘If we change one life, it’s worth it:’ Clark County family on quest to prevent cancer after father’s death

Quests are legendary journeys, noble and unselfish. On a quest a person or group band together to overcome obstacles, challenges, and the elements in order to acquire something of tremendous importance like the Golden Fleece or the Holy Grail or to achieve a great fete like throwing the One Ring into Mount Doom. A quest should make the world a better place at the end. So who goes on a quest? MORE...
Mars visible in night sky: How and when to see it

Mars visible in night sky: How and when to see it

Mars is even brighter than Jupiter in the night sky right now. This month through early August, Mars and Earth happen to be very close. Right now, the two planets are at the second closest point they’ve been in nearly 60,000 years. When Mars is fainter in the sky, it appears more reddish. When it’s closer and brighter, the color appears more orange. This week, Mars is rising at around...
Northwestern latest school in county to add resource officer

Northwestern latest school in county to add resource officer

When students in the Northwestern Local school district walk into their buildings on the first day of school this year, a new face will be greeting them at the door. Northwestern will become the third school district in the county to have a school resource officer. Tecumseh Local and Springfield-Clark Career Technology Center are the other two schools who will have an officer present during the school...
Stormy pattern developing to end the week 

Stormy pattern developing to end the week 

A pleasant night ahead Temps on the rise to end the week  Much needed rain arrives Friday, lingers into weekend THIS EVENING: Skies will become mostly clear with temperatures slowly dropping back through the 70s after sunset. TONIGHT: Another nice night is expected with mainly clear skies and lows around 60 degrees. THURSDAY: Mostly sunny skies are expected with some increase in...
Alaska man accused of defrauding people in Ohio, other states of hundreds of thousands of dollars

Alaska man accused of defrauding people in Ohio, other states of hundreds of thousands of dollars

An Alaska man is accused of defrauding people in Ohio and other states of hundreds of thousands of dollars.  Andrew Jensen, 30, of Anchorage, was arraigned Monday in Morgan County Common Pleas Court in McConnelsville, about 82 miles southeast of Columbus. He is jailed in the Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail in Nelsonville following his indictment by a Morgan County grand jury on 29 felony counts...
Enon police officer 1 of 2 arrested after woman stabbed in Perry Twp.

Enon police officer 1 of 2 arrested after woman stabbed in Perry Twp.

Enon Police Chief Lew Wilcox said his department is in the process of placing officer Dwight Richard on leave after he was arrested in connection to a stabbing. Richard has been a part-time officer since September 2008 at the Enon Police Department. A part-time Enon police officer and another man were arrested Wednesday following a stabbing that left a woman in critical condition, records show. Dwight...
Wright State to start issuing layoff notices to 26 employees this week

Wright State to start issuing layoff notices to 26 employees this week

Wright State University will begin laying off 26 employees this week in a new round of budget cuts for the school. Affected employees will be notified this week and next week, according to an email sent to faculty and staff by Wright State’s Human Resources Department that was obtained by this news organization. In June, president Cheryl Schrader said that as many as 40 employees could be terminated...
1 hurt in fire from ruptured gas line near new home construction in Springfield

1 hurt in fire from ruptured gas line near new home construction in Springfield

UPDATE @ 4:10 p.m.: A construction worker suffered a burn injury in the fire that erupted in a gas line on Secretariat Drive when a crew using a walk-behind trencher hit the line.  The worker suffered a first-degree burn but did not require a trip to a hospital, fire officials said.  The fire occurred about 3 p.m. and a Columbia Gas crew is making repairs, said Dave Rau, communication manager...
Kroger hiring 300 new employees in Dayton-Cincinnati area

Kroger hiring 300 new employees in Dayton-Cincinnati area

With growth comes jobs, and Kroger is looking to fill 300 positions in the Dayton and Cincinnati region. Kroger will host a region-wide hiring event July 21 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at all 109 Dayton- and Cincinnati-area Kroger stores. Minimum starting rates are $10 per hour for store clerks, $11 per hour for deli and bakery clerks and $11 per hour for pharmacy technicians. Third-shift overnight staff...
The military is building a space plane: Now it looks to have an engine up to the task

The military is building a space plane: Now it looks to have an engine up to the task

A decade after the U.S. Air Force commissioned the next generation of GPS satellites, the first of these spacecraft is finally set to launch into orbit later this year. As with other national security missions, a roughly 200-foot-tall rocket will blast the massive satellite to space, fulfilling a contract worth more than $80 million. But as nations develop technology to disable or shoot down satellites...
Defense contractor Raytheon reaffirms its commitment to UK

Defense contractor Raytheon reaffirms its commitment to UK

LONDON (AP) — U.S.-based defense contractor Raytheon says it remains committed to its operations in Britain, even as other manufacturers warn that they may curtail investment because of delays in negotiations over the country’s departure from the European Union. Raytheon, whose roots in Britain go back more than 100 years, sees opportunities to expand its U.K. business, regardless of Brexit...
Gymboree announces re-brand after bankruptcy reorganization

Gymboree announces re-brand after bankruptcy reorganization

Like several other big box and department stores, Gymboree filed for bankruptcy. But unlike stores such as Toys “R” Us and Elder-Beerman that are closing for good, Gymboree is making moves to come back from its financial struggles. The company that filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in June 2017 recently released a re-brand, targeting back-to-school shoppers. »RELATED: Mall...
Boa constrictor skin found in Springfield, snake may be on loose

Boa constrictor skin found in Springfield, snake may be on loose

Clark County officials are warning residents to be on the lookout for a possible boa constrictor after shed skin of the snake was found in Springfield last week. On Friday, officials said the skin was found in the area of Home Road and Wildwood Drive. “Subsequent communications with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Ohio Department of Agriculture, and Reptilian experts indicate there...
Wrestlers sue Ohio State over doctor’s sexual misconduct

Wrestlers sue Ohio State over doctor’s sexual misconduct

Four former Ohio State University wrestlers have filed a class-action lawsuit in federal court, alleging the university knew about abuse by physician Richard Strauss, but failed to stop his misconduct. The suit, filed Monday in federal district court in Columbus, accuses Ohio State of Title IX and civil rights violations when it failed to prevent repeated sexual assaults, abuse and molestation by...
Smoothie, supplement shop looks to open in Huber Heights

Smoothie, supplement shop looks to open in Huber Heights

A smoothie cafe and supplement shop is looking to open a store in Huber Heights. The 3,300 square-foot Ice Ice Smoothie will reach a $250,000 market value after interior renovations at 6194 Chambersburg Rd. in the Huber Center, according to Montgomery County records. The store currently has a location at 2821 Wilmington Pike in Kettering, and an employee of this store, Greg Tracy, said the Huber Heights...
June retail sales continue to show growth

June retail sales continue to show growth

June retail sales continued to rise in a strong economy, keeping 2018 on track to grow between 3.8 and 4.4 percent. June’s retail sales increased 0.07 percent seasonally adjusted from May and increased 4.2 percent unadjusted year-over-year despite the U.S. trade war with China and other countries, according to the National Retail Federation. The numbers exclude automobiles, gasoline stations...
Clark County Municipal Court cases

Clark County Municipal Court cases

CASES CALLED MONDAY INCLUDED: Charles E. Aldridge Jr., 51, of 1917 Ontario, assault, no contest, guilty, 10 days jail with 10 days suspended, assessed costs $250. Timothy L. Boring, 47, of 829 Selma, violation of temporary protection order, innocent, continued, public defender appointed, released on own recognizance bond. August Decker, 29, address unknown, unauthorized use of vehicle, innocent, continued...
Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

COMMON PLEAS COURT NEW SUITS 18-CV-0311 - Riverview Health Institute, LLC, c/o Sonnek & Goldblatt, Ltd., Cincinnati, v. Clark Davis, 1229 Pythian Ave., Apt. A, complaint for $257,677 for medical services rendered. 18-CV-0312 - Christian Boeke, South Vienna, v. Matthew Pettit and Dennis G. Pettit, New Carlisle, et al., complaint in excess of $25,000 for damages and injuries suffered in an auto accident...
Target offering special deals today after Amazon Prime Day

Target offering special deals today after Amazon Prime Day

Target Corp. wants to offer customers more deals after Prime Day. Target’s one-day sale is for everybody — no membership required. On Tuesday, July 17 only, consumers can save big on dozens of deals across Target.com. Guests who spend $100 or more will receive a free six-month membership for same-day delivery, shopped by Shipt. Other deals include:30 percent off Target-exclusive...
Clark County agency celebrates 50 years of promoting healthy aging

Clark County agency celebrates 50 years of promoting healthy aging

While the rising youth culture was a primary focus in the late 1960s, a Springfield woman concentrated on Clark County’s senior population’s well-being. TRENDING: Springfield police ask for information in shooting death of 70-year-old Fifty years on, Betty Pitzer’s vision has not only been maintained, it has thrived. From its beginning as Elderly United to its current incarnation...
This is among the best times in years to see Mars in the night sky. Here’s how to do it.

This is among the best times in years to see Mars in the night sky. Here’s how to do it.

Growing up, I don’t really remember ever wanting to be anything other than a meteorologist. It was my dream. I loved watching the sky. While my favorite thing to see in the night sky are thunderstorms off in the distance, I am still very drawn to gazing outside of our own atmosphere. One of the greatest sights in the sky over the last week or so has been the brilliance of the planet Mars in...
City commission to review fluoride ballot proposal

City commission to review fluoride ballot proposal

Springfield City Commissioners will vote Tuesday on whether to put a measure on the ballot this fall to fluoridate the public water supply. If approved, voters would likely decide in November on whether to add fluoride to the water in Springfield and New Carlisle, said Charles Patterson, commissioner of the Clark County Combined Health District. Voters rejected similar proposals twice before, most...
More comfortable weather on the way, weekend showers expected

More comfortable weather on the way, weekend showers expected

Lower humidity through midweek Temperatures rise for the end of the week Unsettled weather pattern for the weekend Overnight: A comfortable night in the forecast with clear skies and temperatures dropping to around 60 degrees by morning. Wednesday: Lots of sunshine is expected with the humidity remaining low. It will be pleasantly warm with highs in the lower 80s. Thursday: A warmer...
Champaign County Pet of the Week

Champaign County Pet of the Week

Lily is a 4-year-old female domestic short-haired cat. She was brought to us by her owner. Lily is a laid back, easy going kitty who gets along well with other cats. She has been spayed, is up to date on vaccinations (including rabies) and has tested negative for feline leukemia. Her adoption fee is $50 with an approved application. Come visit Lily at the Paws Animal Shelter, 1535 W. U.S. Highway...
Clark County Pet of the Week

Clark County Pet of the Week

Meet Rocky B. He was actually adopted and in a home for nine weeks but recently returned because he didn’t like the neighbor dogs and had some senior accidents in the house. Rocky B is a sweetheart though and smiles everyday. His adoption fee is $65 and includes his neuter, vaccinations including rabies, worming, microchip with a free lifetime registration and dog license. Come meet Rocky B...
Police ask for information in shooting death of 70-year-old

Police ask for information in shooting death of 70-year-old

Springfield Police are asking for the public’s help in the shooting death of a 70-year old man. Howard Edley, 70, of South Charleston was identified as the victim of the shooting in an alley near E. Rose Street and Clifton Avenue on Saturday night. According to a police report, investigators responded around 10:30 p.m. on a report of someone shot in the alley. Officers found a gray truck &mdash...
Clark State rolls out 25th anniversary season schedule

Clark State rolls out 25th anniversary season schedule

For 25 years, the Clark State Performing Arts Center has served as the area’s premiere venue for entertainment and numerous high-profile performers. TRENDING: Springfield couple married 50 years keeps the surprises coming. The golden year was one of the best. To celebrate the upcoming landmark season, PAC Executive Director Adele Adkins has gathered as many entertainment...
Amazon’s site working after crash kicks off Prime Day

Amazon’s site working after crash kicks off Prime Day

Amazon’s website appears to be back up and running after it crashed shortly after Prime Day began. During the crash, customers could still search for regular items through normal search bars, access their shopping carts and click through Amazon devices, but customers couldn’t make purchases during the first hour of the sale. RELATED: Prime Day begins today: Here’s what you need to...
Kasich talks arms control, ‘fraying’ Western stability under Trump

Kasich talks arms control, ‘fraying’ Western stability under Trump

Ohio Gov. John Kasich said he hopes the U.S. and Russia will re-engage in arms control talks following President Donald Trump’s meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki. “What I hope they get out of this summit is an agreement to sit down and continue arms control discussions,” Kasich said Monday morning on CNN before the Trump-Putin summit. “It is in all of...
Second Dayton-area Tudor’s Biscuit World set to open this fall

Second Dayton-area Tudor’s Biscuit World set to open this fall

The new Tudor’s Biscuit World in Fairborn is expected to open in 16 weeks. Ground broke on the building at 130 N. Broad St. today, a second Dayton-area location. The other opened in Xenia eight years ago. »RELATED: Back-to-school sales starting early as first day approaches The 2,500-square-foot restaurant will hold 40-50 customers and employ about 20, according to previous reports from...
Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

COMMON PLEAS COURT NEW SUITS 18-CV-0314 - KeyBank NA v. Cynthia S. Bradley, 223 Lyle Ave., and Patriot, Ohio, et al., complaint in foreclosure for $20,041. 18-DS-0585 - Angelisa Higgins, New Carlisle, and Jeremy Higgins, New Carlisle, petition for dissolution of marriage. 18-DP-0586 - Kendra Rimer, 116 4th Ave., v. Lindsey Webb, 124 4th Ave., petition for civil stalking protection order. 18-DP-0587...
FDA asks: Is almond milk or soy milk really even milk?

FDA asks: Is almond milk or soy milk really even milk?

In a blow to plant-based milk enthusiasts, Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb on Tuesday announced a crackdown on “standards of identity” for non-dairy milks. “An almond doesn’t lactate, I will confess,” Gottlieb said in a keynote address at Politico’s Pro Summit, citing the FDA’s standards that reference milk as coming from...
Employees remember Good Sam as a place that felt ‘like home.’ These are their stories.

Employees remember Good Sam as a place that felt ‘like home.’ These are their stories.

Good Samaritan President Eloise Broner said that a decade ago, when she first had the opportunity to work at the hospital, she asked former president Jim Pancoast what she should expect. “I will always remember his response. He said to me, ‘You will be there for one week and it will feel like home. It is a family.’ I will tell you no truer words have ever been spoken,” she...
Atlanta students take home top prizes at Harvard University debate competition

Atlanta students take home top prizes at Harvard University debate competition

A high school student from Atlanta took home the top prize at a prestigious international debate competition at Harvard University over the weekend.  Jordan Thomas, who attends Grady High School, took home first place at the annual Harvard Debate Council tournament, where scholars from all over the world come together to debate social and political issues.  Thomas was one of a group of 25...
McDonald’s giving away free french fries through the end of the year

McDonald’s giving away free french fries through the end of the year

McDonald’s is giving away free french fries for the remainder of 2018. Every Friday until December 30, you can get an order of medium fries for free, McDonald’s announced as part of a promotion for National French Fry Day. >> Read more trending news  In order to get the free fries, customers have to download the McDonald’s app to get the deal’s coupon. Customers...
Charges against strippers arrested with Stormy Daniels in Columbus, Ohio dropped, reports say

Charges against strippers arrested with Stormy Daniels in Columbus, Ohio dropped, reports say

Update 5:30 EDT July 18: The charges against the two strippers arrested with adult film star Stormy Daniels last week in Columbus, Ohio, have been dropped, according to BuzzFeed News. >> Read more trending news  Brittany Walters and Miranda Panda were taken into custody along with Daniels early last Thursday at the Sirens Gentleman’s Club. Daniels, who was charged with three counts...
Bruce Springsteen’s Broadway show is coming to Netflix

Bruce Springsteen’s Broadway show is coming to Netflix

If you couldn’t get a ticket to Bruce Springsteen’s lauded appearances on Broadway, at least there’s the TV version. Netflix will launch “Springsteen on Broadway” on Dec. 15, the same night as the artist’s final show of what will be a 236-performance run at the Walter Kerr Theatre in New York. >> Read more trending news  Springsteen’s historic...
Parents charged with murder after 4-month-old son suffocates while in ‘timeout’

Parents charged with murder after 4-month-old son suffocates while in ‘timeout’

A New Jersey couple is accused of smothering their 4-month-old with a comforter by putting the boy in a “timeout” when he would not stop crying, authorities said.  William Herring, 42, and Brianna Brochhausen, 22, of Mahwah, are each charged with first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit first-degree murder. According to a news release from the Burlington County Prosecutor&rsquo...
Cory Monteith’s mom says he was on pain medication for dental work before overdose death

Cory Monteith’s mom says he was on pain medication for dental work before overdose death

Corey Monteith’s mother revealed the “Glee” actor was taking pain medications for “massive” dental work before he died of a heroin overdose in 2013. Ann McGregor told People she believes the pain medication derailed Monteith’s struggle with sobriety. McGregor told People that Monteith checked into a rehab center in April 2013. Between the months of May and...
City attorney criticizes law used to arrest Stormy Daniels

City attorney criticizes law used to arrest Stormy Daniels

An Ohio city attorney has recommended that the state law police cited to arrest porn actress Stormy Daniels should not be enforced. In a memo to the city's police chief, Columbus City Attorney Zach Klein says Wednesday that future charges filed under that law will not be prosecuted. Klein has also dismissed charges brought against two other employees arrested with Daniels. The law states dancers at...
Close call: Woman finds venomous black widow spider crawling in grapes she and son were eating

Close call: Woman finds venomous black widow spider crawling in grapes she and son were eating

A Connecticut woman is warning others about a close call she and her son had with a venomous black widow spider. >> Read more trending news  Laurie Fitzgerald, from Branford, told WVIT-TV that she and her son were eating the grapes Monday shortly after she bought them when they discovered the spider. “It makes you nervous,” Fitzgerald said, according to WVIT. “It makes...
2 kids bitten in separate shark attacks off Long Island shore

2 kids bitten in separate shark attacks off Long Island shore

Two young people were bitten by sharks Wednesday afternoon in two separate attacks, WABC reports. A 13-year-old boy was apparently bitten by a shark off the Atlantique shoreline on Fire Island while boogie boarding, officials said. >> Read more trending news  Emergency crews found a tooth in the teen’s leg, according to WABC. Wildlife officials are trying to determine what kind of...
Hot dogs, salami, other cured meats associated with manic episodes, scientists say

Hot dogs, salami, other cured meats associated with manic episodes, scientists say

There are several genetic and environmental elements associated with mental health issues, and certain types of meat may be another factor, according to a new report.  >> Read more trending news   Researchers from John Hopkins Medicine recently conducted a study, published in the Molecular Psychiatry journal, to explore foods that could be linked with mania, a mental illness...
White House: Trump didn't mean to say Russia no longer targeting US

White House: Trump didn't mean to say Russia no longer targeting US

White House officials denied that President Donald Trump expressed his disagreement Wednesday with U.S. intelligence officials who have said that the threat from Russia is ongoing. “Thank you very much. No,” Trump said after a reporter asked during a Cabinet meeting Wednesday if Russia was still targeting the U.S. The comment came one day after he corrected a separate statement in which...
New trailer for Queen biopic ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ released

New trailer for Queen biopic ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ released

Fans of Queen are getting another look at the upcoming biopic of the band that created the iconic songs “We are the Champions” and “We Will Rock You.” The second trailer released features not only those two hits, but also gives a peek into the movie version of how the band came up with the operatic sections of the film’s namesake “Bohemian Rhapsody.&rdquo...
Woman warns of wild parsnip burns after she is sent to hospital with painful, large blisters

Woman warns of wild parsnip burns after she is sent to hospital with painful, large blisters

First it was giant hogsweed, now another plant could cause painful burns and blisters to humans who come in contact with it.  Charlotte Murphy has learned how dangerous the small, delicate yellow flowers can be. Murphy and her boss were driving near Bennington, Vermont, when they stopped at an area alongside the road that had been cleared and had picnic tables, WPTZ reported. That&rsquo...
Back to school 2018: Here is where teachers can get discounts on supplies

Back to school 2018: Here is where teachers can get discounts on supplies

They could be the three words that parents most love to hear: back to school. >> Read more trending news For many, August will see children heading back to classrooms for the start of a new school year.  For teachers, it means getting a classroom stocked and ready as their students return. It can also mean a hit to a teacher’s wallet. A growing list of retailers are offering teachers...
Homeless ex-con accused of killing 3 people – including 7-year-old – in 2 attacks

Homeless ex-con accused of killing 3 people – including 7-year-old – in 2 attacks

A homeless Alabama man who spent the majority of his adult life in prison has been charged with killing three people, including a 7-year-old boy, in two separate attacks at homes across the street from one another.  Jimmy O’Neal Spencer, 52, is charged with four counts of capital murder in Guntersville, a small lakeside city about 40 miles southeast of Huntsville. Guntersville Police Chief...
Lay’s releases 8 new potato chip flavors inspired by ‘local cuisine’ of America

Lay’s releases 8 new potato chip flavors inspired by ‘local cuisine’ of America

Lay’s is releasing 8 brand new potato chip flavors this month inspired by food favorites from across the United States. Each flavor of the “Taste of America” collection is inspired by a regional favorite, based on customer feedback from different regions, a representative of Frito Lay told USA Today. Starting July 30, the eight flavors will be available in the regional markets...
Deputy loses dance-off after accidental 911 call turns into competition

Deputy loses dance-off after accidental 911 call turns into competition

An accidental call to 911 ended with a dance showdown near Los Angeles. Vic Ekanem, a patrol deputy with the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department, responded to the 911 call that turned out to be an accident. The call could have been quick, but Ekanem was challenged by a young man at the home to a dance-off.  According to the sheriff’s department, Ekanem, who works out of the Palmdale...
Tour buses banned from 'Full House' residence in San Francisco

Tour buses banned from 'Full House' residence in San Francisco

“Full House” fans will need to find alternative methods to see the exterior of the iconic San Francisco home. KGO reported that neighbors asked the board of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency to do something about the influx of tourists who have blocked driveways and caused traffic hazards along Broderkick Street, where the house is located. >> Read more trending...
Russian government accuses FBI of 'political put-up job' after suspected foreign agent indicted

Russian government accuses FBI of 'political put-up job' after suspected foreign agent indicted

The Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs accused the FBI of “implementing a political put-up job” after authorities arrested a Russian national over the weekend on allegations that she illegally acted as an unregistered foreign agent. Authorities on Sunday arrested Mariia Butina, a 29-year-old Russian citizen living in Washington, D.C., on suspicion of “conspiracy to act as an agent...
Clown car: Driver uses clown masks to try to get into HOV lane

Clown car: Driver uses clown masks to try to get into HOV lane

You may have names for the commuters who share the road during rush-hour traffic. Clown may be the safest one to go with.  But one driver in New York may live up to that moniker. A driver in the high occupancy lane on FDR Drive in New York City tried to beat the law by adding clowns, to his convertible to qualify for the HOV lane, WNBC reported.  Masks were added to some of headrests...
Centerville, Alter to face off in Week 3

Centerville, Alter to face off in Week 3

Two Canadian high school football teams scuttled plans to play here in Week 3 of this coming season. That’s not a bad thing, because Alter and Centerville instead have agreed to meet in a rare showdown. Centerville athletic director Rob Dement confirmed on Wednesday the non-league game will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7, at Centerville. They last met in 2010, with host Centerville winning...
Bare-chested Jeff Goldblum statue appears in London park on ‘Jurassic Park’ anniversary

Bare-chested Jeff Goldblum statue appears in London park on ‘Jurassic Park’ anniversary

A 25-foot statue of actor Jeff Goldblum, posing open-shirted in a famous pose from “Jurassic Park” has appeared at Potters Field Park in London. It honors the 25th anniversary of the release of the first installment of “Jurassic Park” in the United Kingdom, USA Today reports. The statue depicts Goldblum’s character, Dr. Ian Malcolm, in a famous scene after a...
5 signs your relationship is hurting your mental health

5 signs your relationship is hurting your mental health

Everyone in a relationship knows how easy it is to accuse a partner of something they didn't do. It's their fault, you tell them, whether the spat is about towels on the bathroom floor, an angry mother-in-law or a missed restaurant reservation. Sometimes you know you're wrong the second these words leave your mouth; other times you recognize your mistake in the days to come. But the same people often...
Police: Man shoots suspected burglar holding his wife at gunpoint

Police: Man shoots suspected burglar holding his wife at gunpoint

A man opened fire Tuesday night when a pair of would-be home invaders attempted to force his wife into their Houston home at gunpoint, leaving one man injured, according to police and news reports. The incident started around 10:30 p.m., when the two men stole the woman’s purse while she was in the driveway of her home in South Houston, KPRC reported. Police said the men tried to force...
Virginia man calls police over foul during pickup basketball game

Virginia man calls police over foul during pickup basketball game

A game of pickup basketball at an LA Fitness in Sterling, Virginia, pivoted quickly when a player called police for being fouled. “Today for the first time in my life ... I experienced someone call the police because they got fouled hard in basketball,” one of the players posted on Twitter. The photo shows two deputies with two of the basketball players inside the fitness center. >>...
Trump announces changes to new, $3.9B Air Force One

Trump announces changes to new, $3.9B Air Force One

President Donald Trump has confirmed reports of major updates to Air Force One. In an interview with CBS News Tuesday, he said the plane will have changes inside and out, including a bolder paint scheme. “Boeing gave us a good deal. And we were able to take that,” Trump said. “But I said, ‘I wonder if we should use the same baby blue colors?’ And we’re not...
Hartman: Should MLB consider split-season division champions?

Hartman: Should MLB consider split-season division champions?

With the All-Star break ongoing, here’s something to ponder to help pass the time:  The thought crossed my mind as I wondered what might have been for the 2018 Cincinnati Reds, who lost an astounding 18 of their first 21 games but have recently been one of the best teams in either league.  It’s too bad April was so bad nothing that followed could possibly include the...
Walt Disney World serves up giant 2 foot hot dog on National Hot Dog Day at Casey’s Corner

Walt Disney World serves up giant 2 foot hot dog on National Hot Dog Day at Casey’s Corner

Hot Dog! Casey’s Corner in Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom is serving up a big way to celebrate National Hot Dog Day Wednesday.  For one day only, the restaurant is offering 2-foot-long hot dogs, with a choice of mac and cheese, chili cheese or Casey’s Classic, according Disney Parks Blog.  >> Read more trending news  Casey’s has always offered foot-long...
Smithfield recalls over 24,000 lbs. of pepperoni cheese calzones due to plastic contamination

Smithfield recalls over 24,000 lbs. of pepperoni cheese calzones due to plastic contamination

Smithfield Packaged Meats Corp. has recalled over 24,000 pounds of its pepperoni five cheese calzone, because it might be contaminated with hard, clear plastic. The calzones were sold under the Stefano Foods label -- a business in Charlotte, North Carolina. >> Read more trending news  One person reported to the Stefano Foods in July that they bit into the food and it caused a small cut...
How to know if your child is overweight

How to know if your child is overweight

It's easy to fall in love with your child's chubby cheeks and pudgy legs. But by the age of two, if your toddler is heavier than the other children of the same age, it's possible that he or she may be overweight.  How can you tell the difference between normal baby fat and an actual weight problem? Here's the skinny on excessive weight and obesity in children: According to the Centers for...
Taking flight: Air taxi and delivery drone research awards are made

Taking flight: Air taxi and delivery drone research awards are made

A research network that includes Wright State University, the University of Dayton Research Institute and Sinclair Community College awarded $6.3 million to four teams to support research into air taxis and delivery drones, the network has announced. Funding was awarded under the network’s “Sustaining Ohio’s Aeronautical Readiness and Innovation in the Next Generation (SOARING) initiative...
Missing bunny returned after Publix employees comb through landfill to find stuffed animal

Missing bunny returned after Publix employees comb through landfill to find stuffed animal

If you’ve seen “Toy Story 3,” you know what happens to toys at a landfill, but this story has a happy ending thanks to employees at an Alabama Publix.  Madison, 3, forgot her stuffed bunny in a shopping cart last week. Her mom, Jenna Rachal, went back to the store in hopes of finding her daughter’s toy, but it wasn’t turned in, WPMI reported.  She...
National Hot Dog Day 2018: 7-Eleven, Love's Travel Stops and more offering discounted, free dogs

National Hot Dog Day 2018: 7-Eleven, Love's Travel Stops and more offering discounted, free dogs

National Hot Dog Day is July 18, and multiple restaurants across the country are offering discounted dogs to celebrate.  >> Read more trending news  Here are some of the places with National Hot Dog Day offers: This regional soft pretzel bakery is offering its all beef Dietz & Watson dogs wrapped in American cheese and a Philly Pretzel for $1. The convenience store is offering...
WATCH: Thai soccer team members rescued from cave speak at news conference

WATCH: Thai soccer team members rescued from cave speak at news conference

Thai soccer team members who were rescued from a cave last week have been released from the hospital and spoke at a news conference Wednesday. >> COMPLETE COVERAGE: Photos | All 12 boys, soccer coach rescued from Thai cave | Who are the boys, their coach? | 5 things to know about the Thai cave rescue | More trending news Update 8:29 a.m. EDT July 18: The news conference has ended. Update...
Man steals date's car, uses it to take another girl to drive-in movie, police say

Man steals date's car, uses it to take another girl to drive-in movie, police say

A man was arrested after police said he stole a car from a girl he was taking on a date.  According to the arrest affidavit, Kelton Griffin went over to the victim's house to go on a date. Police said Griffin asked to drive her car because she 'did not know where he wanted to take her.'  She agreed and the two switched seats. The suspect drove to a gas station and asked the woman to go inside...
City helps teen get permit for hot dog stand instead of permanently shutting him down

City helps teen get permit for hot dog stand instead of permanently shutting him down

After someone filed a complaint about a non-permitted hot dog stand in Minneapolis, the city health department took the only step it could: They helped the teen entrepreneur get the legal paperwork he needed instead of forcing him to close up shop. Jaequan Faulkner, 13, has been running Mr. Faulkner’s Old Fashioned Hot Dogs, off and on, for a couple of years. It all started back in 2016...
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