What’s possible for vacant spaces in downtown Urbana buildings? New group forms to explore options

A new committee formed in Urbana is looking at Bellevue as a model for how to fill vacant downtown buildings and attract new business and residents to Champaign County. The group, called Moving Downtown Forward, hosted its first meeting at a downtown Urbana artist’s studio Wednesday night. The group includes developers, local government officials and Champaign County business owners, said Marcia...


Springfield Symphony Orchestra brings some boom, bang and clang to Arts Fest

Springfield Symphony Orchestra brings some boom, bang and clang to Arts Fest

If you think church bells were meant for Sunday mornings, canon fire for the Fair at New Boston and fireworks for the Fourth of July, then you haven’t heard anything yet. When the Springfield Symphony Orchestra takes the Veteran’s Park Amphitheatre stage, expect all of this along with works of one of the 20th century’s greatest composers and two of the 19th century’s classic...
Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

COMMON PLEAS COURT CURRENT BUSINESS State of Ohio v. Saraha McNeil, termination of probation, case closed. State of Ohio v. Robert Childers, termination of community control, case dismissed. State of Ohio v. Robert Sparks, termination of community control, case dismissed. State of Ohio v. Jacquiline Strole, termination of community control, case dismissed. State of Ohio v. Ethan Gavin, convicted of...
House catches fire on West Jefferson Street

House catches fire on West Jefferson Street

Crews responded to a house fire Thursday morning in the 600 block of West Jefferson Street in Springfield. Once the Springfield Fire Department arrived they quickly extinguished the blaze and found the house to be vacant.  The cause of the fire is still under investigation. 
NEW DETAILS: Springfield woman accused of stabbing 79-year-old man charged with attempted murder

NEW DETAILS: Springfield woman accused of stabbing 79-year-old man charged with attempted murder

A Springfield woman who allegedly stabbed her 79-year-old uncle has been arrested and charged. Rebecca Isaac, 37, is charged with attempted murder and aggravated robbery in Clark County Municipal Court. She is due in court at 10:30 a.m. this morning. READ: A Springfield home was shot at, a police report says Springfield police began their investigation when they were called to a home on the 2100 block...
A Springfield home was shot at, a police report says

A Springfield home was shot at, a police report says

Springfield police are investigating a shooting where a bullet was found lodged inside the wall of a home. Police were called to the 900 block of Lagonda Avenue on Monday morning in reference to a gunshot, according to a Springfield police report. MORE: Springfield man accused of having sexual relations with 14-year-old They spoke to a victim who said a man he knew had damaged his property and fired...
Springfield woman charged in case of missing teenager

Springfield woman charged in case of missing teenager

A Springfield woman faces accusations she housed a runaway teenager for five months without contacting law enforcement. Heather Crowley, 43, is charged in Clark County Municipal Court with interference with custody and obstructing justice. She pleaded not guilty to the charges. READ: Springfield woman killed in crash lost fiance in shooting in 2017 Clark County sheriff deputies began their investigation...
Logan County auditor resigns, cites Ohio high court tax ruling

Logan County auditor resigns, cites Ohio high court tax ruling

Logan County’s auditor is resigning at the end of this month, citing a recent decision by the Ohio Supreme Court that he said is part of a “growing systemic inequity” that could impact property owners statewide. Mike Yoder has served as Logan County auditor since 1995, but is stepping down at the end of June. The reason, he said, is related to the potential impact of a 5 to 2 decision...
Springfield commission increases tax incentives

Springfield commission increases tax incentives

The Springfield City Commission made it cheaper in some parts of the city to build or upgrade property. The commission approved offering 100 percent tax-relief to community reinvestment areas throughout the city on new and renovated residential properties for up to 15 years, Springfield Mayor Warren Copeland said. “We are trying to find ways to make it easier and more financially workable for...
Dayton Air Show forecast: Warm with chance for showers, storms

Dayton Air Show forecast: Warm with chance for showers, storms

The chance for rain will be around for the start of the weekend. That means those heading to the Vectren Dayton Air Show will need to be prepared, said Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar. We're also keeping an eye on the heat at times this weekend. Saturday: The chance for a few storms will be in the forecast, especially for the first part of the day. Conditions are expected to...
Flash flood watch for most as storms bring heavy downpours 

Flash flood watch for most as storms bring heavy downpours 

FLASH FLOOD WATCH ISSUED UNTIL MIDNIGHT FOR THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES: Butler, Champaign, Clark, Clinton, Darke, Greene, Miami, Montgomery, Preble, Shelby, Warren and Wayne (Indiana). Rain, heavy at times through the evening Storms Friday could be strong Rain chances decrease by Sunday This evening: A Flash Flood Watch is in effect for most of the region until midnight. Rain will be likely...
Blue Angels take community Key Influencers for private flight

Blue Angels take community Key Influencers for private flight

University of Dayton professor Margaret Pinnell and Dayton police Officer Jason Olson flew with the U.S. Navy's precision aircraft team, the Blue Angels, on Wednesday as part of the Key Influencer program.  >> Read more about Officer Olson in Sunday’s Dayton Daily News Pinnell and Olson flew out of Dayton International Airport in the F/A-18 Hornet with Lt. Andre Webb, assigned to...
Alert canceled: Missing endangered Clark County man found by OSP in West Jefferson

Alert canceled: Missing endangered Clark County man found by OSP in West Jefferson

An alert for a missing endangered Clark County man has been canceled. Clark Pizner was found by the Ohio State Highway Patrol in West Jefferson, according to the Clark County Sheriff’s Office. A missing endangered alert has been issued for a 66-year-old Moorefield Twp. man. Clark Pizner was last seen around 4 p.m. driving from his residence in a yellow 2002 Jeep Wrangler with a black hard top...
Wright State trustees fire former provost who was on paid leave for 3 years

Wright State trustees fire former provost who was on paid leave for 3 years

Wright State University’s board of trustees voted to fire its former provost who has been on paid leave in a faculty position for more than three years. Six of the board’s nine members voted this evening to fire Sundaram Narayanan effective June 30. Three board members were absent from the closed-door meeting Wednesday when trustees met with Narayanan and his attorney Ted Copetas. &ldquo...
Stabbing victim, 79, still recovering, no suspect in custody

Stabbing victim, 79, still recovering, no suspect in custody

The Springfield Police Division is investigating after a man was stabbed multiple times Tuesday night at his home. The 79-year-old man was at his residence on the 2100 block of Gerald Drive where officers responded to a “report of a male being stabbed by his niece” according to a police report. RELATED : Police, medics called for stabbing victim in his late 70s The victim was bleeding...
Ohio lawmakers vote to create Jesse Owens Day, honor Superman and name official state pet

Ohio lawmakers vote to create Jesse Owens Day, honor Superman and name official state pet

What do the barn, a shelter pet and St. Albert the Great have in common? Not much, but all three are getting recognition from state lawmakers in Senate Bill 86, a catch-all for specialty license plates, memorial names for bridges and highways and special designations. The bill consolidates a slew of bills to make special designations: Sept. 12 as Jesse Owens Day, Jan. 30 as chronic traumatic encephalopathy...
Motorcyclists can wear earplugs under bill passed in Ohio House

Motorcyclists can wear earplugs under bill passed in Ohio House

Motorcycle riders would have the option of wearing earplugs to protect their hearing under a bill approved Wednesday by the Ohio House. Current law prohibits motorcycle operators or vehicle drivers from wearing earphones or earplugs in both ears. But motorcyclists complain that wind and road noise can damage their hearing over the long haul. State Rep. Riordan McClain, R-Upper Sandusky, sponsor of...
Ohio looks to set up fund for cities to host more big sports events

Ohio looks to set up fund for cities to host more big sports events

The Ohio House voted 81-7 Wednesday in favor of a bill that would set up a new pool of money for local communities that host major sporting events that generate extra sales tax revenues. The bill now goes to the Ohio Senate for consideration. Here is our previous story on the bill from March 21, 2018: Lawmakers are considering a bill to funnel more money into cities that host major sporting events...
Bill’s Donut Shop to close for renovations

Bill’s Donut Shop to close for renovations

One of the area’s most well-known places to grab a doughnut will close for a week in July. Bill’s Donut Shop on North Main Street in Centerville will close at 3 p.m. July 1 and reopen at 3 p.m. July 8, co-owner Jim Elam told this news organization. The store will be getting some renovations while it’s closed for a week, Elam said. New air conditioning units will be installed as will...
Here’s how Dayton air show officials prepare for worst case scenarios

Here’s how Dayton air show officials prepare for worst case scenarios

Headlined by the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, the 44th Vectren Dayton Air Show will draw thousands of people to the Dayton International Airport on Saturday and Sunday as one of the region’s biggest events each year. Performers for the show include: TORA! TORA! TORA!, Sean D. Tucker, Vicky Benzing, Redline Aerobatics Team, Screamin’ Sasquatch and the B-17 Movie Memphis Belle. John Klatt, pilot...
OSU employees failed to report sexual assault, called survivors ‘delusional’

OSU employees failed to report sexual assault, called survivors ‘delusional’

Ohio State University shuttered a campus sexual assault response center this week and fired four employees after a review revealed they failed to properly report sexual assault complaints filed by students. The Sexual Civility and Empowerment unit, referred to as the SCE by OSU, was suspended in February after concerns came to light that it was “not properly supporting victims and was mismanaged...
Schools may soon get cursive handwriting guidelines from state

Schools may soon get cursive handwriting guidelines from state

What started out as a mandate that Ohio school children learn to write in cursive is now likely to be more of a suggestion. House Bill 58, sponsored by House Education Committee Chairman Andrew Brenner, R-Powell, passed the chamber on a 87-4 vote. Brenner’s initial idea was to require instruction in kindergarten through fifth grade in cursive handwriting. The version of the bill passed Wednesday...
Bada Bing Pizzeria in Springfield closing

Bada Bing Pizzeria in Springfield closing

Bada Bing Pizzeria in Springfield will close, according to post on the business’ Facebook page. The post reads in part, “Thank you all for your support over the last few years. We have been blessed beyond measure. What’s next? Stay tuned.” One of the owners of Bada Bing, Jason Hague, confirmed that the restaurant is closing Sunday to the Springfield News-Sun. The restaurant...
1 injured when Jeep rams into house on South Bird Road in Clark County

1 injured when Jeep rams into house on South Bird Road in Clark County

UPDATE @ 1:27 p.m.: One person has been taken to a hospital after a Jeep rammed into a house on South Bird Road, the Ohio State Highway Patrol said.  According to the preliminary investigation, a female was driving north when she apparently lost control of the vehicle and rammed the front of the house, where the resident was asleep.  That resident has been taken to Springfield Regional Medical...
Springfield commission passes tax abatement: What that means for you

Springfield commission passes tax abatement: What that means for you

The Springfield City Commission made it cheaper in some parts of the city to build or upgrade property. The commission approved offering 100 percent tax-relief to community reinvestment areas throughout the city on new and renovated residential properties for up to 15 years, Springfield Mayor Warren Copeland said. “We are trying to find ways to make it easier and more financially workable for...
New discount clothing retailer may be coming to Dayton Mall

New discount clothing retailer may be coming to Dayton Mall

A new discount store may be coming to the Dayton Mall. The Dayton Mall has submitted a request to add an exterior sign for Ross Dress For Less, according to Miami Twp. records. Miami Twp. communications coordinator Jill Drury confirmed there is construction happening at the mall where electronics retailer hhgregg was located before closing in May 2017. » BIZ BEAT: Family Video closing 2 area...
Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

COMMON PLEAS COURT NEW SUITS 18-DP-0410 - Tasha Hutchins, 301 Belleaire Ave., v. Dale D. Springer, 1800 Lexington Ave., petition for domestic violence civil protection order. 18-DP-0477 - Marilyn Adams on behalf of Joshua D. Adams, Urbana, v. Monique D. Brown, 2537 Red Coach Dr., Apt. C, petition for domestic violence civil protection order. 18-DP-0481 - Lisa Hatcher, 2744 Upper Valley Pike, Lot 75...
National theatre group makes first trip to Springfield, Legend Theater

National theatre group makes first trip to Springfield, Legend Theater

The Missoula Children’s Theatre made their first trip to Springfield last week for a weeklong camp at The John Legend Theater. Fifty-five kids from various school districts in Clark County auditioned for the selected show last Monday and performed twice on Friday. All of the lines, songs and dances were learned in just a week. The musical was The Secret Garden. “It’s a good experience...
Weather causes more flight cancellations, American resumes reduced schedule

Weather causes more flight cancellations, American resumes reduced schedule

Some American Airlines flights serviced through regional carrier PSA Airlines are still delayed or cancelled while the airline gets back on a regular schedule. Six American Airlines flights traveling between Dayton Airport and New York and Washington have been cancelled today, according to the airport’s flight tracker. Some flights arriving from Charlotte and Philadelphia have also been delayed...
Video game chain GameStop may be up for sale

Video game chain GameStop may be up for sale

Popular video game retailer GameStop has confirmed it recently entered talks to sell the company. GameStop Corp. received buyout interest that resulted in talks with private equity firms about a potential transaction, according to Reuters. Sycamore Partners is reportedly one of the firms that has expressed interest in the retailer. GameStop has hired a financial advisor to assist in in its discussions...
Wright State could make firing decision on former provost today

Wright State could make firing decision on former provost today

Wright State University’s board of trustees is expected to meet today to decide whether to fire long-suspended former provost Sundaram Narayanan. But, new documents obtained by this news organization through a public records request show Wright State president Cheryl Schrader wanted the board to terminate Narayanan’s position as a faculty member earlier this month. In a letter dated May...
Clark County Municipal Court cases

Clark County Municipal Court cases

CASES CALLED MONDAY INCLUDED: Elgin D. J. Channels, 26, of 262 S. Plum St., OVI amended to disregard of safety, guilty, administrative license suspension remains, fined $375; speed, dismissed. Zane C. Frazier, 30, of 2711 Dale Ave., domestic violence, dismissed - prosecutor request. Jamar A. Hayes, 22, of 704 S. York St., flee/elude police officer, abduction, domestic violence, dismissed - indicted...
Springfield man accused of having sexual relations with 14-year-old

Springfield man accused of having sexual relations with 14-year-old

A Springfield 21-year-old is accused of having sex with a 14-year-old. Scott Williams was indicted in Clark County Common Pleas Court this week on three counts of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor. They are fourth-degree felonies, according to online records, and he could face up to 18 months for each count. A Springfield police report indicates police were contacted in April by the mother of the...
Does your child have a video ‘gaming disorder?’

Does your child have a video ‘gaming disorder?’

The World Health Organization released a new report that for the first time classifies an addiction to video games as a mental health disorder. “Gaming disorder,” as the WHO calls it, is characterized by “a pattern of persistent or recurrent gaming behaviour,” manifested by “impaired control” over frequency and duration of video gaming, according to the classification...
How many people earn what you do? See how you compare in the area

How many people earn what you do? See how you compare in the area

In addition to having a decent cost of living and below-average housing costs, this region also is home to some good-paying jobs. That is evident by income tax data recently released by the Ohio Department of Taxation. In the Miami Valley region, about 118,380 tax returns reported earnings of $100,000 or more, according to analysis of the data by this news outlet. That amounts to about one in six...
New Clark County Democratic chairperson: ‘One of my big things is to unify the party’

New Clark County Democratic chairperson: ‘One of my big things is to unify the party’

The Clark County Democratic Party has selected a new chairperson for its executive committee. Charles Bush, who served as the president of the local UAW 402 until 2004 and then served as the director of Interfaith Hospitality Network, an organization that serves the homeless in Clark County, was selected. MORE: Clark County Commission: Democrat bows out of race “One of my big things is to unify...
Nearly 40 streets, some bridges set for repaving in Clark County

Nearly 40 streets, some bridges set for repaving in Clark County

Clark County Commissioners have approved $1.3 million in road surfacing projects expected to be completed by the fall. The projects, to be done jointly with the county and several cities and townships, will result in upgrades to about 18 miles of roads, county officials said. The county itself will spend close to $300,000 on the 2018 Road Resurfacing project and other local governments will reportedly...
Chance for showers and storms overnight, into start of weekend

Chance for showers and storms overnight, into start of weekend

Passing showers and storms overnight Temperatures cool a bit Thursday Increasing rain chances late Thursday into Friday Overnight: There is a chance of passing showers and storms, mainly south and western Miami Valley, into the night, Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Eric Elwell said.Otherwise, it will be mild with partly cloudy skies and temperatures in the middle to upper 60s. Thursday...
Police, medics called for stabbing victim in his late 70s

Police, medics called for stabbing victim in his late 70s

Springfield police are investigating after a 79-year-old man was stabbed Tuesday evening. The incident was reported around 8 p.m. in the 2100 block of Gerald Drive. The victim, who has not been identified, was transported to Miami Valley Hospital. According to his neighbors, he was alert and talking to medics following the incident, and he said he was stabbed by a relative. Everyone knows the victim...
5,000 pigs die in massive Ohio barn fire

5,000 pigs die in massive Ohio barn fire

Firefighters from five counties, including Greene County, battled a massive barn fire Tuesday at a hog farm in southwest Fayette County that killed approximately 5,000 pigs. The fire was reported just after 1 p.m. at the Straathoff Swine Farm, 7111 Old Route 35SE in Wayne Twp. The fire spread quickly through the facility, causing intense heat and extremely heavy smoke, according to the Fayette County...
Weather woes: Local residents cope with extreme heat, flash flooding

Weather woes: Local residents cope with extreme heat, flash flooding

Can we finally say goodbye to the heat wave? The temperature soared into the 90s over the weekend and into the new week causing local residents to seek ways to stay cool — but that wasn’t the end of the weather woes. On Tuesday afternoon, heavy rains poured into the area. A flood advisory was issued for part of Clark County until Tuesday night. On North Street in Springfield, water was...
‘Stand Your Ground’ gun bill headed for vote in Ohio House next week

‘Stand Your Ground’ gun bill headed for vote in Ohio House next week

A controversial ‘Stand Your Ground’ gun bill will likely get a floor vote in the Ohio House next week and even if Gov. John Kasich follows through with his veto promise, there would be enough support to override a veto, said Speaker Ryan Smith, R-Bidwell. House Bill 228 would give armed Ohioans the right to ‘stand your ground’ when facing a threat in public places such as parks...
Raising Cane’s employee fired for stirring tea with her arm in viral video

Raising Cane’s employee fired for stirring tea with her arm in viral video

Two employees at a Raising Cane’s restaurant in Kansas City have been fired after a video of one of the employees stirring tea with her forearm went viral online. The video posted on Facebook shows a female employee mixing tea with her hand fully submerged in a pitcher. She and another woman can be heard laughing in the background of the video as she poured the tea into a dispenser...
You can see the oldest American-made locomotive at Rail Festival this weekend

You can see the oldest American-made locomotive at Rail Festival this weekend

The oldest existing American built locomotive, the B&O #1, John Quincy Adams, is one of the transportation treasures that will be on display this weekend during the Carillon Park Rail Festival.  The origin of the John Quincy Adams, how it took on an unusual nickname, and its’ twisting path to Dayton is an intriguing adventure.  “The Baltimore & Ohio, the first commercial...
Ohio House of Representatives honors Chaminade Julienne baseball team

Ohio House of Representatives honors Chaminade Julienne baseball team

The Ohio House of Representatives honored the Chaminade Julienne High School baseball team on Wednesday, 18 days after the Eagles won the program’s first state championship in 48 years. Chaminade Julienne beat Wapakoneta 3-1 in the title game June 2 at Huntington Park in Columbus. Jack Huffman, the son of state representative Steve Huffman, R-Tipp City, started for the Eagles. He was the...
Another state moves to legalize sports gambling

Another state moves to legalize sports gambling

The U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for states to legalize sports gambling earlier this year. Mississippi lawmakers are the latest to approve legal wagers in casinos. The post Another state moves to legalize sports gambling appeared first on Diehards.
2018 NBA Draft: 5 storylines for Big 12 basketball fans to watch

2018 NBA Draft: 5 storylines for Big 12 basketball fans to watch

Several former Big 12 players will take center stage at the 2018 NBA Draft, which takes place at 7 p.m. ET on Thursday night at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. At least three Big 12 players are projected to be lottery picks, and others could move up into the first round. Seven players are projected to be drafted in the final Sports Illustrated mock draft...
Melania Trump wears 'I don't really care' jacket ahead of visit with detained child migrants

Melania Trump wears 'I don't really care' jacket ahead of visit with detained child migrants

First lady Melania Trump wore an olive green jacket with the words “I don’t really care, do u?” printed on it Thursday as she boarded a plane bound for Texas ahead of a tour of a migrant child detention center. A spokeswoman for the first lady said “there was no hidden message” in Trump’s choice. “It’s a jacket,” the first lady’s spokeswoman...
Athlon Sports has 5 of top 12 teams in 2018 from Big Ten

Athlon Sports has 5 of top 12 teams in 2018 from Big Ten

If national championships are all that matters, then a college football fan can point to the SEC as being the best conference in the country recently. Alabama in particular has dominated in that regard. But, what about a conference’s depth? What if one conference has 5 of the top 12 teams in the country? Well, that’s exactly what Steven Lassan of Athlon...
Common vaccine could reverse advanced diabetes cases, study finds

Common vaccine could reverse advanced diabetes cases, study finds

Scientists from Massachusetts General Hospital announced breakthrough findings Thursday for people living with Type 1 diabetes. >> Read more trending news  According to the new research published in the journal npj Vaccines, a common vaccine for tuberculosis (the bacillus Calmette-Guérrin, or BCG, vaccine) could reverse advanced cases of the disease by permanently lowering blood...
Cincinnati Reds make pair of roster moves prior to series with Cubs

Cincinnati Reds make pair of roster moves prior to series with Cubs

The Cincinnati Reds made two changes to their roster prior to the start of a four-game series with the Chicago Cubs.  Scott Schebler was placed on the bereavement list and replaced by fellow outfielder Phillip Ervin, who was called up from Triple-A Louisville.  Schebler, who has been on a hot streak since moving into the leadoff spot, will be inactive for at least three days but no more...
West Virginia draws inspiration from Oklahoma, UCF and NFL offenses

West Virginia draws inspiration from Oklahoma, UCF and NFL offenses

West Virginia quarterback Will Grier and offensive coordinator Jake Spavital are spending plenty of time together this offseason. The two football minds aren’t soaking in the warmer weather. Rather, they’re secluded to a coaches office, plunging deep into game video from the likes of Oklahoma, UCF and NFL offenses, according to The Athletic’s Max Olson. From...
Officer was sworn in hours before killing unarmed teen, mayor says

Officer was sworn in hours before killing unarmed teen, mayor says

An East Pittsburgh police officer who shot and killed an unarmed 17-year-old running from a traffic stop Tuesday night was sworn in just hours before the fatal encounter. Mayor Louis Payne told WPXI Wednesday that the unidentified officer who killed Antwon Michael Rose, of Rankin, previously spent seven years working in other departments, but confirmed that he was working his first shift...
Auburn football needs Jeremiah Dinson to lead inexperienced secondary

Auburn football needs Jeremiah Dinson to lead inexperienced secondary

Over the next few weeks, SEC Country will take Auburn football fans to Summer School. Each session will focus on one position on Auburn’s 2018 roster, finding answers from spring practice and looking ahead to what might be the biggest questions for the fall. We continue our look at the secondary this week with the free safeties. Jeremiah Dinson (junior) ...
Cincinnati Bengals: 5 reasons to buy John Ross stock in 2018

Cincinnati Bengals: 5 reasons to buy John Ross stock in 2018

The Cincinnati Bengals might have answered a lot of questions during the offseason.  They revamped the offensive line, experienced lots of turnover on the coaching staff and added some players who could give the defense a different look.  They also found out what a healthy John Ross looks like, at least in shorts and a helmet.  The true test of the his being “back” will...
First lady Melania Trump makes unannounced visit to child migrant detention center

First lady Melania Trump makes unannounced visit to child migrant detention center

First lady Melania Trump made an unannounced visit to Texas on Thursday, one day after her husband signed an executive order ending his administration’s controversial policy of separating migrant children and parents at the U.S.-Mexico border. Update 3:10 p.m. EDT June 21: Trump was criticized for the coat she chose to wear while boarding the plane en route to McAllen on Thursday...
Wyoming family reunited 3 years later with dog who went missing in Iowa

Wyoming family reunited 3 years later with dog who went missing in Iowa

A Wyoming family was reunited with a dog who went missing in Idaho nearly three years ago. KSFY reported that the George family’s dog, Ginger, went missing in Burlington, Iowa, in August 2015. Jennifer George, of Ucross, Wyoming, was visiting her husband BJ while he was on a business trip in Iowa and took their family dog with her to avoid leaving her in a kennel when Ginger got loose...
Dayton’s Anthony Grant reflects on winning gold, talks about offseason plans for Flyers

Dayton’s Anthony Grant reflects on winning gold, talks about offseason plans for Flyers

Dayton Flyers coach Anthony Grant returned to Dayton earlier this week after helping coach the United States U-18 team to gold in the FIBA Americas Championship. Grant spoke on Thursday about his experiences at the tournament in Saint Catharines, Ont., and his thoughts on Dayton’s offseason. Here’s a quick recap of the conversation. There will be more to follow this weekend. On winning...
Boy sick of eating salad calls 911 on parents -- twice

Boy sick of eating salad calls 911 on parents -- twice

A 12-year-old boy decided he had enough and called 911 to report that his parents were forcing him to eat salad. Police said he was so distressed that he called 911 twice, the CBC reports. In the first call, the boy stated that one of his parents made a salad he didn’t like. Before police arrived, he called 911 again to see how much longer he would have to wait for a police officer, reiterating...
Vanderbilt, Kentucky among USA Today’s 10 toughest Power 5 schools to win at

Vanderbilt, Kentucky among USA Today’s 10 toughest Power 5 schools to win at

There are some schools in the Power 5 conferences that have historically struggled to win. And it’s hard to see some of those programs improving during the upcoming season. On Thursday, USA Today ranked the 10 schools in Power 5 conferences that are toughest for a coach to come in and win at, due to their struggles, challenging conferences and more. From...
Trump pushes for reform as House delays immigration vote

Trump pushes for reform as House delays immigration vote

Lawmakers delayed a planned vote on a Republican immigration reform bill Thursday after a separate, more conservative immigration bill failed to pass the House of Representatives. President Donald Trump invited Democratic leaders to the White House earlier Thursday as he continued to push for Congress to address immigration. "We should be able to do a bill,” Trump said. "I'd invite...
Burger King sorry for Russian ad offering free Whoppers to women impregnated by World Cup players

Burger King sorry for Russian ad offering free Whoppers to women impregnated by World Cup players

Several corporations have launched campaigns for the World Cup, but Burger King is being criticized for one many have called offensive and sexist. On Tuesday, the Russian division of the fast-food chain announced a new promotion online that offered women $47,000 and a lifetime supply of Whoppers if they got impregnated by athletes competing in the series.  >> Read more trending news ...
Washington woman admits to cheating Costco out of nearly $300,000

Washington woman admits to cheating Costco out of nearly $300,000

A woman from Puyallup, Washington pleaded guilty to embezzling nearly $300,000 from Costco over a five-year period. Robin Cline, 54, pleaded guilty to federal wire fraud charges on Wednesday, according to documents filed in U.S District Court. >> Read more trending news  Cline was an accounts receivable clerk at a Costco warehouse from 1996 to 2016, according to court documents obtained...
Why Jim Harbaugh will reach Big Ten title game before Scott Frost

Why Jim Harbaugh will reach Big Ten title game before Scott Frost

Jim Harbaugh is trying to navigate Michigan through the toughest division in college football. Scott Frost turned up at Nebraska only to be handed one of the nastiest schedules put before any Power 5 program. Which begs the question: Who gets to their squad to the Big Ten Championship game first? Former Michigan and NFL running back Chris Howard and Land of 10 writer-columnist...
Why Scott Frost will reach Big Ten title game before Jim Harbaugh

Why Scott Frost will reach Big Ten title game before Jim Harbaugh

Jim Harbaugh is trying to navigate Michigan through the toughest division in college football. Scott Frost turned up at Nebraska only to be handed one of the nastiest schedules put before any Power 5 program. Which begs the question: Who gets to their squad to the Big Ten Championship game first? Former Michigan and NFL running back Chris Howard and Land of 10 writer-columnist...
WATCH: Baker Mayfield doesn’t back down in front of Colin Cowherd

WATCH: Baker Mayfield doesn’t back down in front of Colin Cowherd

Former Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield receives many complaints for his on-the-field antics to his off-the-field incidents. He went on Colin Cowherd’s radio show on Thursday to discuss his career and future in the NFL. Cowherd asked Mayfield to dissect a video of him “running away from his teammates” after a touchdown. It did not end well for Cowherd. Mayfield spent...
Saquon Barkley has the top-selling NFL jersey

Saquon Barkley has the top-selling NFL jersey

Saquon Barkley has not played in an NFL game, yet his No. 26 New York Giants jerseys are in supreme demand. According to Dick’s Sporting Goods, Barkley has the top-selling NFL jersey over the past 30 days. After an illustrious career at Penn State, Barkley joined the Giants as the No. 2 selection in the 2018 NFL Draft. Extreme hype and anticipation among New York...
4-star athlete Milton Wright has Ohio State, Purdue in top 5

4-star athlete Milton Wright has Ohio State, Purdue in top 5

One of the top high school football recruits within the Class of 2019 just had his top 5 announced and a couple programs from the Big Ten should be pretty happy. According to Milton Wright’s high school coach, Ohio State and Purdue are 2 of the top 5 teams he’s looking at: Wright is a highly-coveted recruit, currently holding just 9 scholarship offers, but from programs such...
What does the new executive order on immigration do; can migrants be held indefinitely?

What does the new executive order on immigration do; can migrants be held indefinitely?

After days of outrage over photos and audio recordings of migrant children held in detention centers crying for their parents, President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday designed to end the practice of separating families apprehended after they illegally cross the U.S. border. Since April, some 2,300 children have been separated from their parents who, under a recently enacted zero...
Arrest made in death of rapper XXXTentacion

Arrest made in death of rapper XXXTentacion

Police in Florida have arrested a man in connection to the death of rapper XXXTentacion, who was shot and killed in Deerfield Beach on Monday, according to sheriff’s deputies. Broward Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Gina Carter confirmed Thursday that Dedrick Williams, 22, was arrested in connection to the death of 20-year-old Jahseh Onfroy, better known by his stage name XXXTentacion. Broward...
Cal WR Demetris Robertson to transfer

Cal WR Demetris Robertson to transfer

Cal redshirt sophomore wide receiver Demetris Robertson is leaving the Golden Bears. Robertson announced his intentions to transfer from Cal on Thursday. He cited personal matters as his reason for leaving. The 6-foot-1 wideout burst onto the Pac-12 scene as a freshman in 2016 compiling 50 receptions for 767 yards and 7 touchdowns. A lower body injury cut his sophomore year short...
Young Reds pitcher Mahle tough on hitters, tougher on himself

Young Reds pitcher Mahle tough on hitters, tougher on himself

One of the biggest reasons Cincinnati Reds pitcher Tyler Mahle has been doing so well lately might be that he doesn’t think he has been doing all that well. The 23-year-old right-hander offered a harsh assessment of his latest outing, when all he did was hold the Detroit Tigers to two runs through six innings with eight strikeouts to pick up his third win in his last three decisions. &ldquo...
Omarosa in Dayton today for grand opening and you can see her

Omarosa in Dayton today for grand opening and you can see her

The friendships forged in college don’t always last.  But it turns out that the one Dayton realtor Shannon Jackson and Omarosa Manigault-Newman formed in a Central State University communications class 26 years ago was made out of super strong stuff.  “We connected on so many different levels,” said Manigault-Newman, a reality TV star and former assistant and...
Antetokounmpo’s ‘high ceiling’ makes him a potential draft pick

Antetokounmpo’s ‘high ceiling’ makes him a potential draft pick

A eventful 12 months for former Dayton Flyers forward Kostas Antetokounmpo continues Thursday when he hopes to hear his name called in the NBA Draft. It’s Antetokounmpo’s potental — not his production at Dayton during his one season on the court — that makes him a potential second-round pick. “Kostas has a high ceiling,” said former Dayton assistant coach James...
The 10 most dangerous summer toys of 2018, according to experts

The 10 most dangerous summer toys of 2018, according to experts

All-terrain vehicles, slingshots and backyard water slides are among the most dangerous toys for kids during summer 2018, according to a new report from World Against Toys Causing Harm, or (WATCH). The consumer watchdog group released its report of 10 top “summer safety traps” on the first day of summer, as more children start to get out and enjoy the summer season. Nearly half...
LOOK: Baker Mayfield wears hilarious hoodie on Colin Cowherd’s show

LOOK: Baker Mayfield wears hilarious hoodie on Colin Cowherd’s show

Baker Mayfield held no punches with Colin Cowherd on Thursday. The former Oklahoma walk-on quarterback wore a hoodie that had the word “Undraftable,” an adjective Cowherd used to describe Mayfield ahead of the 2018 NFL Draft, on the front. The 2017 Heisman Trophy winner, of course, was the No. 1 overall pick to the Cleveland Browns. And in typical Mayfield fashion, ...
BET Awards 2018: What time, what channel, who is nominated, performing

BET Awards 2018: What time, what channel, who is nominated, performing

Some of the biggest artists in rap, hip-hop and R&B, movies and TV will be at the BET Awards on Sunday. Nicki Minaj, Migos, DJ Khaled and Janelle Monae are among those scheduled to be at the show at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.  Here’s what you need to know before the show: What time: 8 p.m. ET What channel: BET, with livestreams on BET.com and YouTube.  Who is hosting...
Mississippi legalizes sports gambling in state casinos

Mississippi legalizes sports gambling in state casinos

Fans of Mississippi State and Ole Miss are about to be able to bet on sports from the comforts of their home state. On Thursday, the Mississippi Gambling Commission approved sports betting regulations, making sports gambling legal at casinos in the state, according to David Kenney of WLBT in Jackson. July 21 looks like it will be the first day that residents and fans can make bets on...
Kroger’s new approach to stocking shelves is boosting its earnings

Kroger’s new approach to stocking shelves is boosting its earnings

Shares of Kroger Co. surged Thursday after the company topped Wall Street expectations and gave an upbeat outlook. The grocery store has been making more investments in online offerings while shedding more traditional convenience stores in an effort to become more competitive. Earlier this year it sold its convenience store unit for $2.15 billion and then went on to increase its investment in British...
Iowa’s Megan Gustafson cruises to female athlete of the year award

Iowa’s Megan Gustafson cruises to female athlete of the year award

We are tackling the best question supplied by Iowa fans each day. If you’d like to submit a question, tweet to Scott Dochterman here. Look for our Iowa Question of the Day every Monday through Friday. Go here to see all of our previous answers. ANSWER: Iowa women’s basketball player Megan Gustafson dominated the competition in nearly...
NBA Draft: Local connections, how to watch and what else to know

NBA Draft: Local connections, how to watch and what else to know

The NBA draft is tonight. Coverage begins on ESPN at 7 p.m.  Here are some things to know about the league’s annual talent dispersal event:  1. For the second year in a row, there is a Southwest Ohio connection.  Last year, it was Luke Kennard. The Franklin High School graduate went to the Detroit Pistons in the first round.  This year it’s Vincent Edwards, a former...
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