South Charleston resident treats Clark County Sheriff’s Office to catered lunch

Pulled pork and brisket is a good way to show first responders from the Clark County Sheriff’s Office what they do matters. That’s according to South Charleston resident Jim Bealer, who bought the sheriff’s office lunch Tuesday afternoon. More than 200 employees got to eat a free meal catered by Rudy’s Smokehouse all paid for by Bealer. “I’m just tired of people...


Logan County judge dismisses lawsuit filed by ex-superintendent

Logan County judge dismisses lawsuit filed by ex-superintendent

A Logan County judge dismissed a lawsuit filed by an ex-superintendent who’s in prison for a child sex crime. Patrick O’Donnell is serving 50 months in jail. He sued Indian Lake Schools arguing the Indian Lake Board of Education improperly fired him before he was convicted of the crime. MORE: Logan Co. superintendent resigns, to get $35K after charges dropped However, Logan County Common...
Clark County Municipal Court cases

Clark County Municipal Court cases

CASES CALLED MONDAY INCLUDED: David D. Daniel, 34, of 1317 Keifer Ave., two counts OVI, speed, no seat belt, innocent, continued. Lashae E. Davis, 27, of 1603 W. Wittenberg, assault, innocent, continued. Jason S. Day, 44, of 930 Avondale Ave., falsification, cruelty to animal, fail to register dog, innocent, continued. Ashley Dawn Fenwick, 34, of 1018 Middle St., misconduct at emergency, disorderly...
College of Wooster to induct South High standout into its Hall of Fame

College of Wooster to induct South High standout into its Hall of Fame

James Cooper didn’t have a favorite basketball court growing up in Springfield. He knew the rims all over town. “I played hoops everywhere, anywhere, all the time,” Cooper said. “I had a rough home life, so getting away from home was always important. Basketball was my answer. Get the ball and get away for a while.” In those formative years, Cooper developed the shot...
Air Force celebrating 71 years as standalone military branch

Air Force celebrating 71 years as standalone military branch

The United States Air Force is celebrating its 71st year today. The Air Force was separated into its own military branch in 1947 during peace time, just a few years after the end of World War II. Today the Air Force has more than 50 installations around the U.S., including Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton. The Air Force’s birthday generated several tweets and responses from leaders...
Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

COMMON PLEAS COURT NEW SUITS 18-CV-0455 - Headlands Asset Management Fund III, LP, v. Shaun M. Allen, 1910 Mound St., et al., complaint in foreclosure for $80,375. 18-CV-0456 - Rebecca Hayden, 4301 Qu Wood Road, v. Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation, Columbus, and Greenon Local School District, Enon, notice of appeal. 18-CV-0457 - Christine A. Howard and William A. Howard, 1920 S. Belmont...
Springfield man sentenced to 15 years in prison for attempted murder case

Springfield man sentenced to 15 years in prison for attempted murder case

A Springfield man was sentenced to 15 years in prison for his role in a Springfield shooting earlier this year. Clark County Common Pleas Court Judge Douglas Rastatter sentenced Elrashawn Dover at around 8:30 a.m. Tuesday morning. Dover faced up to 15½ years for the crimes he pleaded guilty to. Dover was accused of shooting at two brothers. Dover, 18, pleaded guilty in Clark County Common Pleas...
Trucking firm growing, creating jobs at Springfield site

Trucking firm growing, creating jobs at Springfield site

A trucking firm with a growing presence in Springfield is planning to add close to 70 new jobs after securing a contract with GM as the sole firm to haul new medium-duty trucks being produced at Navistar’s Springfield facility. Wheeler Trucking, based in Flushing, Mich., opened a new location in Springfield last year after securing a deal with GM, which manufactures a cutaway van as part of...
Springfield records 12th homicide of 2018, matches 2017 total

Springfield records 12th homicide of 2018, matches 2017 total

The city of Springfield has officially matched the number of homicides from 2017 — 11 incidents with 12 victims — following the fatal shooting of a man at an apartment complex Sunday morning, according to information from police. The city’s 12th homicide victim was identified as 23-year-old Antonio Moore of Springfield. Raekwon Hall, 20, is accused of shooting and killing Moore Sunday...
Areas of fog late tonight, storms later in the week 

Areas of fog late tonight, storms later in the week 

Isolated afternoon thundershowers possible Wednesday, Thursday Few storms on Friday Fall starts this weekend This evening: Partly cloudy early this evening with an isolated shower possible, then clouds will start to break. Overnight: Skies clear into the night with lows dipping into the upper 60s. Areas of fog are possible with some isolated dense spots. Wednesday: Some morning fog is possible...
Clark County Pet of the Week

Clark County Pet of the Week

Meet Gabriella. She is an adorable pittie mix who is about 2 years old. Gabriella is sweet, loving and so fun. She loves to play and is getting the hang of fetch. Gabriella walks well on a leash but needs some more training. Her adoption fee is $65 and includes her spay, vaccinations including rabies, worming, microchip with a free lifetime registration and 2018 dog license. Come meet Gabby today...
Champaign County Pet of the Week

Champaign County Pet of the Week

Hunter is a 2-year-old female domestic short-haired cat. She was found on Hunter Road and brought to PAWS in July. Hunter is a friendly, loving cat who gets along well with other cats. She thoroughly enjoys being petted and brushed. If you want a love bug, adopt Hunter. She has been spayed, is up to date on vaccinations and has tested negative for feline leukemia. Come visit Hunter at the Paws Animal...
Senate votes to make it harder to ship fentanyl to U.S. by mail

Senate votes to make it harder to ship fentanyl to U.S. by mail

The U.S. Senate Monday overwhelmingly passed a mammoth bipartisan opioid bill that included a measure pushed by Sen. Rob Portman to make it harder to ship fentanyl into the U.S. through the mail system. The Ohio Republican’s STOP Act, which he has pushed since he released the results of a bipartisan investigation on fentanyl being mailed into the U.S. last June, was one provision in a bill that...
Senate OKs bill banning ‘gag rules’ keeping pharmacists from telling you how to save money

Senate OKs bill banning ‘gag rules’ keeping pharmacists from telling you how to save money

The U.S. Senate has a passed a bill that would bar gag clauses that prevent pharmacists from telling consumers how to save money by paying out of pocket for medicine rather than going through insurance. The Senate earlier this month passed a bill outlawing such gag clauses for Medicare D, with this latest bill extending the ban to all insurance policies. Monday’s vote was 98-2, with both Ohio...
Ohio senators split on Kavanaugh allegations as Supreme Court pick in limbo

Ohio senators split on Kavanaugh allegations as Supreme Court pick in limbo

Sen. Rob Portman sharply criticized Senate Democrats Monday for waiting “until the 11th hour” to make public an accusation by a woman that U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her at party when both were in high school three decades ago. Portman, R-Ohio, a close friend of Kavanaugh’s and who introduced the federal appeals judge to the Senate Judiciary Committee...
Kroger’s new clothing line debuts in stores today

Kroger’s new clothing line debuts in stores today

Kroger is digging deeper into the apparel business, introducing its own clothing line — Dip. Kroger’s technology firm 84.51° tracked customer insights and Fashion designer Joe Mimran worked with the company to create the line for men, women, young men, juniors, kids, toddlers and babies that includes more than 80 percent of items at $19 or less, according to a company statement. »...
Hurricane Florence could affect price tags in the Miami Valley

Hurricane Florence could affect price tags in the Miami Valley

Hurricane Florence is expected to produce billions of dollars in insured losses, and there is already evidence that the storm will impact prices in the Miami Valley and beyond, according to experts. “The damage that’s being done right now in North Carolina is already starting to creep into our future prices,” said University of Dayton professor of analytics, Michael Gorman. &ldquo...
U.S. 68 South reopens; semi crash that spills 30K pounds of wood chips is cleared

U.S. 68 South reopens; semi crash that spills 30K pounds of wood chips is cleared

UPDATE @ 11:10 p.m.: U.S. 68 South is cleared and reopened for traffic. UPDATE @ 5:30 p.m.: Speed is the likely cause of the semitrailer crash that spilled the wood chips and the driver suffered facial scratches but is otherwise OK, Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers said. The left lane on U.S. 68 South likely will be closed the rest of tonight. The right lane could reopen within the hour, troopers...
High School Football State Poll: Is your team ranked?

High School Football State Poll: Is your team ranked?

How a state panel of sports writers and broadcasters rates Ohio high school football teams in the weekly Associated Press poll of 2018. »RELATED: 5 can’t-miss games in Week 5 ›RELATED: Week 5 Schedule Teams are ranked by division, with won-lost record and total points (first-place votes in parentheses): DIVISION I 1. Cincinnati Colerain (11) 4-0 207 2. Mentor (6) 4-0 194 3. Pickerington...
Wright-Patt looking to alleviate gate backups with traffic study

Wright-Patt looking to alleviate gate backups with traffic study

Long lines of vehicles outside gates at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base could soon be shortened if a traffic study currently underway is able to pinpoint the cause of the backups. A gate study to measure inbound and outbound traffic patterns is being conducted by Wright-Patt’s 88th Civil Engineer Squadron’s traffic engineering section, according to the base. The study, which will be reviewed...
Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

COMMON PLEAS COURT NEW SUITS 18-CV-0438 - Kenneth Gevedon, dba Wholesale Auto Parts, Fairborn, v. Terry Decker aka Terrance Decker, dba A & T Auto Parts, St. Paris and Andrea Decker dba A & T Auto Parts, New Carlisle, complaint in excess of $25,000 for breach, fraud and civil conspiracy. 18-CV-0453 - Ally Financial Inc., v. Daniel L. DeWitt and Katherine A. DeWitt, 1616 S. Fountain Ave., complaint...
Springfield man arrested in weekend homicide, charged with murder

Springfield man arrested in weekend homicide, charged with murder

A Springfield man was charged with murder in Clark County Municipal Court Monday morning. Raekwon Hall, 20, is accused of shooting and killing 23-year-old Antonio Moore on Sunday morning. He pleaded not guilty to the charge and his bond was set at $100,000. Springfield police began their investigation when they were called to 1932 Fred Jordan Drive for a shooting. There they found the victim in the...
Wheeler trucking to add close to 70 jobs after securing GM contract

Wheeler trucking to add close to 70 jobs after securing GM contract

A trucking firm with a growing presence in Springfield is planning to add close to 70 new jobs after securing a contract with GM as the sole firm to haul new medium-duty trucks being produced at Navistar’s Springfield facility. Wheeler Trucking, based in Flushing, Mich., opened a new location in Springfield last year after securing a deal with GM, which manufactures a cutaway van as part of...
Major area employers looking for candidates at job fair this week

Major area employers looking for candidates at job fair this week

Some of the Dayton area’s top employers will be looking for candidates on Wednesday during a job fair sponsored by Ohio Means Jobs at Wright State University’s Nutter Center. The fair from 1 to 4 p.m. at 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy. is open to anyone. Employers will look for full- and part-time workers. Professional business attire is required. Registration is open for job seekers at OhioMeansJobs...
Clark County Municipal Court cases

Clark County Municipal Court cases

CASES CALLED THURSDAY INCLUDED: Kimberly K. Wade, 47, of 3415 Heide Road, assured clear distance, dismissed. Serra R. Ball, 25, of 508 Bellaire Ave., domestic violence, assault, dismissed - prosecutor request. Jed L. Decker, 24, of New Carlisle, use and possession of drug paraphernalia amended to illegal use/possession of drug paraphernalia, guilty, fined $100; use and possession of drug paraphernalia...
Flights to Charlotte to resume post Hurricane Florence

Flights to Charlotte to resume post Hurricane Florence

Following the devastation of Hurricane Florence, which left at least 11 people dead, the Charlotte airport is returning to normal operations. The airport announced on Twitter that it reopened under normal schedule at 11:07 a.m. The North Carolina airport never fully closed but had several scattered cancellations during the weekend as Hurricane Florence brought strong winds and heavy downpours, and...
Report: Springfield dog attacks, seriously injures child

Report: Springfield dog attacks, seriously injures child

The Clark County Ohio Dog Warden’s Office said Monday they have euthanized a dog after it seriously injured a child and the dog’s owner on Saturday evening. The dog’s owner reported she was babysitting the child in her home Saturday night when the animal attacked the child. Both the owner and the child suffered injuries when the owner struggled to free the child, said Sandi Click...
Elder-Beerman’s website relaunched with similar brands

Elder-Beerman’s website relaunched with similar brands

An Indiana tech company has relaunched Elder-Beerman’s website and plans to open department store locations in several states. After officially acquiring Bon-Ton and all of its subsidiaries’ intellectual property one week ago, CSC Generation relaunched the websites Friday. The website is selling familiar brands sold at Elder-Beerman in previous years, including Michael Kors, Vera Bradley...
Kettering woman who escaped Clark County Jail indicted

Kettering woman who escaped Clark County Jail indicted

The woman who escaped from the Clark County Jail before being apprehended within the hour has been indicted. Jennifer Tate, 29, of Kettering, was indicted on a count of escape in Clark County Common Pleas Court. Tate is believed to have escaped the jail through a fence on Sept. 4. She was captured about 26 minutes later. She severely injured herself in the process, authorities said. Tate had been...
Mercy Health says new freestanding clinic will offer better access for patients

Mercy Health says new freestanding clinic will offer better access for patients

A freestanding emergency department set to open next year in Enon is expected to draw thousands of patients in its first year, providing patients in southwestern Clark County with easier access to health care. The new $14 million medical campus is expected to draw about 24,500 visits in its first full year, and there’s already talk of adding more services within the next couple years, said...
Skies clear with patchy fog possible by morning

Skies clear with patchy fog possible by morning

Areas of fog Tuesday and Wednesday morning Heating back up for the rest of the week Showers, cooler weather returns for weekend Overnight: Skies gradually clear through the night as the remnants of Florence pull away to the northeast. “Some areas of patchy fog may develop by morning, especially in areas that received more rain than others on Monday,” Storm Center 7 Meteorologist...
Fifth Third Bank lobby, site of deadly Cincinnati shootings to reopen Monday

Fifth Third Bank lobby, site of deadly Cincinnati shootings to reopen Monday

Fifth Third Bank is reopening its Fountain Square lobby on Monday, which is the site of the deadly shootings that occurred on Sept. 6, according to our partners at WCPO-TV.  Those who work at the Fifth Third Center returned on Sept. 10, but Fifth Third employees have been directed to other entrances. Fifth Third has created a community wall outside the lobby for the public to share messages of...
ODOT: Slower drivers need to move out of left lanes

ODOT: Slower drivers need to move out of left lanes

The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is promoting a new campaign to get slower drivers to move out of the left lane on Ohio highways. An ODOT spokesperson told News Center 7’s James Buechele the department got the idea from the State of Washington who posted signs saying, “Camp in the mountains not the left lane.” The State of Ohio is now putting up electronic signs...
Springfield resident concerned with violence in the area 

Springfield resident concerned with violence in the area 

A Springfield resident who lives seconds away from where a fatal shooting occurred Sunday morning is concerned with the violence happening in the area. Police confirmed a man was shot and killed at the Ronez Manor apartment complex on Wilkes Drive shortly after midnight.  “That was maybe a 60 second walk from my door,” Oliver Sanders told News Center 7’s Malik Perkins. The victim...
5 industries Amazon is shaking up

5 industries Amazon is shaking up

Since Amazon first launched in 1994 selling books, it has continued to disrupt industries across the globe. The largest online retailer continues to grow, recently became the second public company to ever reach a $1 trillion valuation. It also took in nearly $178 billion in revenue during 2017 and reached over 100 million Prime memberships. And with that growth, comes expansion into new industries...
Rare vintage plane restored by locals wins award

Rare vintage plane restored by locals wins award

A rare 1936 Aeronca LB airplane restored by its local co-owners is being recognized by the vintage aircraft community. The airplane won Reserve Grand Champion in July at the Experimental Aircraft Association’s annual fly-in event in Oshkosh, Wisc. It will be featured on the cover of the September/October edition of “Vintage Airplane” magazine. MORE: Brothers admit guilt in Greene...
U.S. Senate race: Brown, Renacci squabble over cause of ballooning national debt

U.S. Senate race: Brown, Renacci squabble over cause of ballooning national debt

They don’t see eye-to-eye on the national debt, or at least on what caused it. They are diametrically opposed on what to do about health care costs. And there are stark differences between the two candidates on a host of other issues, including last year’s tax cuts. In their race for the U.S. Senate in Ohio this year, Sen. Sherrod Brown and Rep. Jim Renacci are putting the major policy...
Here is your chance to speak out about the economy

Here is your chance to speak out about the economy

The U.S. Census numbers released last week offered a grim reminder of the task facing this region. Middle-class income has recovered from the Great Recession in many parts of the country — and even parts of Ohio are seeing major growth — but this region is still lagging behind. Median household income when adjusted for inflation declined 7 percent to $47,755 in Montgomery County and 4...
Springfield firefighters given sauna to help combat toxins

Springfield firefighters given sauna to help combat toxins

Springfield Firefighters have a new tool to combat potentially dangerous toxins that could hurt their health. The Springfield Office of Clark Schaefer Hackett donated a sauna to Station One in an effort to help firefighters sweat anything harmful they pick up while fighting fires. MORE: Eight new firefighters join Springfield Fire Rescue Division “We were fortunate enough to take advantage of...
Walmart acquires delivery startup in Mexico, Chile

Walmart acquires delivery startup in Mexico, Chile

Walmart recently made another big purchase to stay ahead of the curve in grocery delivery. The retail giant spent $225 million on Cornershop, an online marketplace for on-demand delivery from supermarkets, pharmacies and specialty food retailers in Mexico and Chile, according to a company statement. »BIZ BEAT: White Castle introduces plant-based burger Walmart has made strides in recent months...
Retail sales still growing despite tariff uncertainty

Retail sales still growing despite tariff uncertainty

Retail sales continued their upward trend in August, despite growing consumer concerns over the trade war. But economists say the the retail industry isn’t in the clear. August’s retail sales came in at 5 percent higher than August year-over-year, a 0.1 percent increase from July, excluding automobiles, gasoline and restaurants, according to a release from NRF. There have been strong increases...
Report says autonomous tech could lead to lower-paying jobs

Report says autonomous tech could lead to lower-paying jobs

A new report predicts autonomous technology could lead to the loss of about 300,000 trucking jobs, but its author said the bigger concern is that many of the new positions created could offer lower pay and poor working conditions. The trucking industry will actually likely add more new jobs in positions like logistics and new driving jobs, said Steve Viscelli, a sociologist at the University of Pennsylvania...
Handling a ‘surge in popularity’: How area community colleges are expanding to meet changing student demands

Handling a ‘surge in popularity’: How area community colleges are expanding to meet changing student demands

Southwest Ohio’s four community colleges have seen explosive growth as the cost of a four-year degree and the demand for skilled workers continues to spike. Sinclair, Clark State, Edison State and Cincinnati State have expanded beyond their four main campuses in recent years to 17 locations in six counties where they offer two-year degrees, certificate programs and soon bachelor’s degrees...
Hurricane safety: Here’s what to do if your car is swept away by water

Hurricane safety: Here’s what to do if your car is swept away by water

Keeping a cool head and remembering these tips may save your life if your vehicle is ever overcome by water.  According to a 2006 study, as many as 400 people drown in North America in cars that are submerged in water. Because seconds matter, especially after your car is submerged, it’s important that you stay calm and follow these steps. If you know you’re going into a lake...
Ohio governor candidates on the issues: Higher education

Ohio governor candidates on the issues: Higher education

On Sept. 19, governor candidates Republican Mike DeWine and Democrat Richard Cordray are taking part in their first debate at the University of Dayton. The Dayton Daily News, WHIO-TV and WHIO Radio are the media partners for the debate. The debate will be moderated by News Center 7 anchor James Brown. Questions will be asked by Dayton Daily News Columbus Bureau reporter Laura Bischoff, News Center...
Ohio governor candidates on the issues: Funds for local governments

Ohio governor candidates on the issues: Funds for local governments

On Sept. 19, governor candidates Republican Mike DeWine and Democrat Richard Cordray are taking part in their first debate at the University of Dayton. The Dayton Daily News, WHIO-TV and WHIO Radio are the media partners for the 7 p.m. debate. The debate will be moderated by News Center 7 anchor James Brown. Questions will be asked by Dayton Daily News Columbus Bureau reporter Laura Bischoff, News...
What cats see when they look in the mirror

What cats see when they look in the mirror

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the fairest of them all? Abby, our 16-year old cat, thinks she is. When Abby could no longer jump up on the kitchen counter to eat from her bowl, we searched for a place she could easily reach but Teddy, our Lab, could not. We placed the queen bee’s bowl in front of a large mirror on the master bathroom’s counter. From the floor the feline jumped...
Ohio governor candidates on the issues: Taxes

Ohio governor candidates on the issues: Taxes

On Sept. 19, governor candidates Republican Mike DeWine and Democrat Richard Cordray are taking part in their first debate at the University of Dayton. The Dayton Daily News, WHIO-TV and WHIO Radio are the media partners for the 7 p.m. debate. The debate will be moderated by News Center 7 anchor James Brown. Questions will be asked by Dayton Daily News Columbus Bureau reporter Laura Bischoff, News...
Ohio governor candidates on the issues: Jobs and the economy

Ohio governor candidates on the issues: Jobs and the economy

On Sept. 19, governor candidates Republican Mike DeWine and Democrat Richard Cordray are taking part in their first debate at the University of Dayton. The Dayton Daily News, WHIO-TV and WHIO Radio are the media partners for the debate. The debate will be moderated by News Center 7 anchor James Brown. Questions will be asked by Dayton Daily News Columbus Bureau reporter Laura Bischoff, News Center...
Hurricane safety: Those who have lived through storms offer their advice

Hurricane safety: Those who have lived through storms offer their advice

Those who live in Florida and other parts of the country that frequently get hurricane warnings know what to do when a storm is bearing down on them. For those who rarely get a mega-storm in their state, those who have been through hurricanes are sharing their expertise via social media.  >> Read more trending news  It’s the little things that you don’t focus on daily...
Hurricane safety: 15 tips that could save your life during a storm

Hurricane safety: 15 tips that could save your life during a storm

Here are some safety tips emergency management and Federal Emergency Management Agency officials are offering that could save your life during a hurricane:Evacuation 1. If you are ordered to evacuate, you need to evacuate. The best way to stay safe is to be away from the storm's landfall. The orders to evacuate are issued based on historical flood maps and the strength of the storm.  2. A Category...
Great white shark lair discovered in middle of Pacific Ocean, dubbed ‘White Shark Café’

Great white shark lair discovered in middle of Pacific Ocean, dubbed ‘White Shark Café’

Great white sharks off the coasts of California and Mexico, known as northeastern Pacific whites, spend their time between August and December feeding on seals and other marine life up and down the West Coast, but then they disappear into a remote, seemingly empty area of the ocean halfway to Hawaii. >> Read more trending news  Now researchers at the Monterey Bay Aquarium think they know...
Unbeaten Springfield No. 4 in first football computer ratings

Unbeaten Springfield No. 4 in first football computer ratings

Unbeaten Springfield High School (4-0) was among the top Division I, Region 3 teams in the first Ohio High School Athletic Association football computer ratings. The Wildcats were No. 4 in the region and were among five GWOC teams among Region 3’s top 10. The highest rated Springfield-area team was undefeated Mechanicsburg (4-0), No. 3 in D-VI, Region 24. The Indians vaulted to that spot following...
‘Gray Man’ ghost makes appearance before major hurricanes, legend says

‘Gray Man’ ghost makes appearance before major hurricanes, legend says

The ghost of the Gray Man is an enduring legend that originated on Pawleys Island, South Carolina and dates back more than 200 years. >> Read more trending news  If you see the Gray Man, a massive hurricane is on its way, but your home will be spared, according to folklore. Sightings of the mysterious spectral figure started around 1822. According to the legend, a young man had just...
Atlanta DJ Wanda Smith's husband says he didn't point gun at Katt Williams

Atlanta DJ Wanda Smith's husband says he didn't point gun at Katt Williams

LaMorris Sellers, the husband of Atlanta radio host Wanda Smith, said in an exclusive interview with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Tuesday that he did not point a gun at Emmy-winning comic Katt Williams on Saturday night outside the Atlanta Comedy Theater in Norcross, Georgia. Sellers admitted he chased after Williams, going to a neighboring Food Depot supermarket because he felt Williams...
Kaboom! International fireworks festival rockets into Cincinnati  

Kaboom! International fireworks festival rockets into Cincinnati  

Saturday is going to be a blast.  The seventh annual international fireworks festival, Fire Up the Night, will be held at Coney Island in Cincinnati.  This year, teams from Germany, France and Mexico will compete in the pyrotechnic showdown billed as the only international fireworks competition in the United States.  The winner will be determined by a panel of judges and audience voting...
Woman accused of offering hit man earrings, cash to kill husband

Woman accused of offering hit man earrings, cash to kill husband

A Jacksonville mother is accused of trying to hire a hit man to murder her husband. Police say Crystal Ely offered an undercover officer money and jewelry in exchange for killing her husband. She gave the hit man a detailed diagram of the interior of his place of business, the report said.  The suspect the remains behind bars at the Duval County Jail after police say they stopped...
Ohio governor candidates on the issues: Medicaid

Ohio governor candidates on the issues: Medicaid

On Sept. 19, governor candidates Republican Mike DeWine and Democrat Richard Cordray are taking part in their first debate at the University of Dayton.   The Dayton Daily News, WHIO-TV and WHIO Radio are the media partners for the debate. The debate will be moderated by News Center 7 anchor James Brown. Questions will be asked by Dayton Daily News Columbus Bureau reporter Laura Bischoff...
Deadly Eastern equine encephalitis virus found in mosquito in metro Atlanta

Deadly Eastern equine encephalitis virus found in mosquito in metro Atlanta

The DeKalb County health department announced Tuesday that a mosquito tested positive for the deadly Eastern equine encephalitis virus. >> Read more trending news  Humans rarely become infected and cases are uncommon in Georgia, Ryan Cira, the environmental health director for the DeKalb Board of Health, said. However, 33 percent of people who are infected with EEE die and others...
Congressional candidates to debate in Hamilton

Congressional candidates to debate in Hamilton

Candidates for the 8th Congressional District will debate next month in Butler County. Congressman Warren Davidson, R-Troy, and Vanessa Enoch, a West Chester Twp. Democrat, will debate at 7 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Miami Regionals Hamilton campus. RELATED: Survey says Miami U. is one of the country’s best colleges for student voting The 8th Congressional debate is the third in the Miami University...
Man accused of taking wife with dementia to fair on leash, 'yanking' it when she wandered

Man accused of taking wife with dementia to fair on leash, 'yanking' it when she wandered

A Maryland man was arrested Saturday at a Pennsylvania fair after witnesses said he yanked a leash attached to his mentally impaired wife’s neck so hard it caused her head to snap back and left red marks around her throat, police said.  Walter William Wolford Sr., 66, of Hagerstown, is charged with simple assault. He was released Sunday on $5,000 unsecured bail, court records show...
Cincinnati Bengals sign kicker Bullock to contract extension

Cincinnati Bengals sign kicker Bullock to contract extension

The Bengals on Tuesday rewarded kicker Randy Bullock for his reliability. The Bengals signed Bullock to two-year contract extension through the 2020 season. Bullock was in the final season of a two-year deal. »RELATED: Panthers’ offensive style presents challenges for Bengals Since joining the Bengals during the 2016 season, Bullock has converted 90 percent (27 of 30) of his field goals...
Ariana Grande stepping away from public eye 'to heal and mend'

Ariana Grande stepping away from public eye 'to heal and mend'

Despite fan speculation that she would be at the Emmys Monday night, Ariana Grande didn’t show. The rumors led the singer’s representatives to confirm that she will be taking time out of the spotlight. >> Read more trending news  “Contrary to reports, Ariana will not be attending the Emmys tonight,” Grande’s team told People in a statement Tuesday. “Pete...
Can drinking whole-fat milk, eating dairy lower heart disease risk?

Can drinking whole-fat milk, eating dairy lower heart disease risk?

Many health conscious grocery shoppers tend to flock toward low-fat milk and dairy products, but new research suggests whole-fat dairy may be better for your heart than you think. >> Read more trending news  An analysis of 136,384 individuals across 21 countries and five continents found that higher intake of whole milk and yogurt was associated with lower risk of cardiovascular events...
Watch: Man goes on destructive rampage in Target store

Watch: Man goes on destructive rampage in Target store

Surveillance video obtained by KIRO appears to show a 41-year-old man going on a 15-minute destructive shoplifting spree wherein he terrorized Target workers and customers last month. Authorities said he returned to steal from the store twice more over the next three days before he was arrested by police. According to King County court documents, Jason L. Lewis entered the downtown store Aug. 17....
Wright-Patt would be central to proposed Air Force expansion

Wright-Patt would be central to proposed Air Force expansion

Military leaders want to grow the Air Force dramatically by 2030 to tackle increasing international threats and that could mean more jobs and investment at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. The high cost of upping the Air Force’s air power may force it to turn to Wright-Patterson for its technical and security expertise to keep costs down, an analyst told the Dayton Daily News. The Air Force...
Julie Chen leaves 'The Talk' after husband Les Moonves leaves CBS

Julie Chen leaves 'The Talk' after husband Les Moonves leaves CBS

Television host and producer Julie Chen is leaving “The Talk,” CBS’s daytime talk show, following her husband Les Moonves’s resignation as CEO of the television network, according to multiple reports. Update 3:10 p.m. EDT Sept. 18: Chen confirmed her departure in a pre-recorded video aired Tuesday on “The Talk.” “I need to spend more time...
JUST IN: Local vacant Elder-Beerman attracts new At Home store

JUST IN: Local vacant Elder-Beerman attracts new At Home store

Home decor store At Home has plans to open a store inside the vacant Elder-Beerman location in Huber Heights sometime in early 2019, a city councilman confirmed today. Councilman Richard Shaw said the store has submitted plans to the Huber Heights planning commission for the store at 8221 Old Troy Pike. Shaw said he met with councilman Glenn Otto and property management company JLL on Aug. 31, the...
Day care owner charged after children found bound by necks, strapped into car seats

Day care owner charged after children found bound by necks, strapped into car seats

A Texas day care owner was arrested Saturday after police searched her home Friday and found several of her charges bound by the neck and strapped into car seats. Investigators also said in an arrest affidavit that Rebecca Anderson, 60, of Mesquite, drugged the children to keep them quiet, NBC 5 in Dallas-Fort Worth reported.  Anderson, who owns Becky’s Home Child Care, is charged...
High School Football computer ratings: Is your team in the playoff mix?

High School Football computer ratings: Is your team in the playoff mix?

The Ohio High School Athletic Association made its football computer ratings debut on Tuesday. The top eight schools from each region in the final report Oct. 29 will qualify for the playoffs. Region 1 - 1. Mentor (4-0) 11.65, 2. Solon (4-0) 9.575, 3. Euclid (3-1) 8.875, 4. Canton McKinley (4-0) 7.9242, 5. Austintown-Fitch (3-1) 7.8, 6. Strongsville (3-1) 7.5, tie-7. Medina (2-2) 6.175, tie-7. Lakewood...
Sleep-deprived drivers more likely to cause car crashes, study finds

Sleep-deprived drivers more likely to cause car crashes, study finds

Not getting enough shut-eye each night can be detrimental to your health. It can also affect your ability to drive, according to a new report.  >> Read more trending news  Researchers from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety recently conducted a study, published in the Sleep journal, to determine the relationship between sleep deprivation and motor vehicle crashes.  &ldquo...
Robbery victim shot after online date set him up, police say

Robbery victim shot after online date set him up, police say

A man was shot multiple times Tuesday morning in Atlanta when his online date set him up to be robbed, according to police.  An Atlanta police officer was flagged down just before 1:30 a.m. after the man drove to a gas station seeking help. He had several gunshot wounds to the chest, police spokesman Officer Jarius Daugherty told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The shooting victim told police...
‘Captain Marvel’ trailer released, fans get first look of Brie Larson’s take on role

‘Captain Marvel’ trailer released, fans get first look of Brie Larson’s take on role

Hot on the heels of “Mary Poppins Returns” trailer release, Marvel has released its own flying superstar’s trailer: “Captain Marvel.” Brie Larson stars as the latest hero introduced into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. And we’re finally getting a look at Captain Marvel, whose appearance was teased at the end credits scene of “Avengers: Infinity War...
Missing juvenile last seen in Franklin, has friends in Dayton area

Missing juvenile last seen in Franklin, has friends in Dayton area

A 16-year-old girl last seen in Franklin on Sunday is missing, according to Franklin police. Chelsea Lamb-Stephenson recently moved to Williams, Ind., but was visiting friends with her mother in Franklin when she went missing. She used to live in Mason and reportedly has friends in the areas of Dayton and Fairborn. Chelsea is 5’2”, 224 lbs. and has blonde hair and blue eyes. She was wearing...
Washington Twp. woman helping cancer patients with ‘Comfee Caps’

Washington Twp. woman helping cancer patients with ‘Comfee Caps’

When two of her closest friends were battling cancer eight years ago, Washington Township resident, Sue Forrest, decided to provide comfort to them in a very unique way. Little did she know that it turned into a much larger labor of love. MORE: Regional center now dispatching calls for Washington Twp. Forrest wanted to help her friends, who were undergoing chemotherapy treatment have something warm...
Urban Meyer reveals his role in Ohio State offense moving forward

Urban Meyer reveals his role in Ohio State offense moving forward

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it?  That apparently is Urban Meyer’s thinking as he returns to the sideline this weekend for Ohio State football after a three-game suspension.  “I think I’ll be involved more as a game manager at this point,” the coach said on the Big Ten coaches teleconference Tuesday afternoon.  “I’ve done that before in...
Trump: FBI shouldn't investigate Kavanaugh allegation

Trump: FBI shouldn't investigate Kavanaugh allegation

President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he does not believe the FBI should investigate a decades-old sexual assault allegation levied against his Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh. “I don’t think the FBI really should be involved because they don’t want to be involved,” Trump told reporters during a meeting with Polish President Andrzej Duda. “If they wanted to...
Health care a top ballot box concern for older Ohioans

Health care a top ballot box concern for older Ohioans

The majority of Ohioans over the age of 50 say concerns about health care will affect their vote this fall. About 81 percent said health care is a “very important” issue when it comes to their vote for Congressional candidates this fall. About 80 percent said Social Security is a very important issue and 76 percent said Medicare is, according to a new poll by AARP and Politico. MORE: How...
Panthers’ college-style offense presents Bengals with unique challenge

Panthers’ college-style offense presents Bengals with unique challenge

While the Carolinas continue to recover from the flooding left by Hurricane Florence, the Cincinnati Bengals are preparing for a Week 3 road matchup with the Panthers. The teams meet at 1 p.m. Sunday at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte. Carolina (1-1) is coming off a 31-24 loss at Atlanta but will provide the Bengals (2-0) with a challenge in the form of a college-style offense that provides a...
Rising golf star Celia Barquin Arozamena found dead on Iowa golf course

Rising golf star Celia Barquin Arozamena found dead on Iowa golf course

Update 11:29 a.m. EDT Sept. 18: Police have released additional details on the discovery of the body of Celia Barquin Arozamena. Police said her body was found in a pond with several stab wounds to the head, neck and upper torso, The Des Moines Register reported. Collin Daniel Richards, who is accused of killing Barquin Arozamena, appeared in court Tuesday morning.  Police said during...
Hurricane Florence: Coast Guard rescues beagles by boatful in floodwater

Hurricane Florence: Coast Guard rescues beagles by boatful in floodwater

Members of the United States Coast Guard rescued 10 furry friends from floodwaters that came during Hurricane Florence. USA Today reported that beagles were in cages as a trailer was underwater in Riegelwood, North Carolina. >> Read more trending news  The dogs’ owners, Josephine Horne and her husband, Jackie Horne, were rescued first, brought on board a 16-foot Coast Guard punt...
Ohio governor candidates on the issues: Opioid crisis

Ohio governor candidates on the issues: Opioid crisis

On Sept. 19, governor candidates Republican Mike DeWine and Democrat Richard Cordray are taking part in their first debate at the University of Dayton. The Dayton Daily News, WHIO-TV and WHIO Radio are the media partners for the debate. The debate will be moderated by News Center 7 anchor James Brown. Questions will be asked by Dayton Daily News Columbus Bureau reporter Laura Bischoff, News Center...
Blockbuster is back ... sort of

Blockbuster is back ... sort of

The ‘80s and ‘90s are alive and well in London, at least temporarily.  A Blockbuster video store has opened in London.  But as always, there is a catch.  It is only open on Monday and Tuesday, and there’s only one movie available, NME reported. The pop-up location opened to promote the DVD and Blu-ray release of “Deadpool 2.” Those pack rats who...
‘Rick and Morty’s’ Rickmobile is coming to town TODAY

‘Rick and Morty’s’ Rickmobile is coming to town TODAY

Fans of one of Adult Swim’s most popular shows have a really big reason to be excited.  The Rickmobile will be at Maverick's Cards and Comics from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. today, Sept. 18, according to Chris Adams, the manager of the shop located at 2312 E. Dorothy Lane in Kettering.   The 25-foot long, 8-foot wide and 12-foot tall vehicle  celebrating the animated...
STUDY: Thousands of children injured in infant walker accidents each year

STUDY: Thousands of children injured in infant walker accidents each year

At least 9,000 children have been injured in infant walkers every year over the last 25 years. Most were head and neck injuries caused by falling down the steps, according to a new study released in The Journal of Pediatrics. Lisa Schwing with Dayton Children’s Hospital said if you have an infant walker, don’t use one. “We want to get completely away from the ones with the wheel...
Bob Seger announces final tour before retirement

Bob Seger announces final tour before retirement

Bob Seger is going on one last tour before retiring. Detroit Free Press reported the musician announced a six-month bout with the Silver Bullet Band to close out 56 years on the road. >> Read more trending news  The “Travelin’ Man Tour” starts Nov. 21 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and will include makeup dates from last year’s tour. Those dates were rescheduled after...
Texas 4-year-old finds, fires AK-47 after parents argue, dad stabs family cat to death

Texas 4-year-old finds, fires AK-47 after parents argue, dad stabs family cat to death

A Texas man is accused of killing his family’s pet cat and threatening to kill his girlfriend during a domestic disturbance in which the couple’s 4-year-old son found an AK-47 rifle and fired it, police said.  Mario Eduardo Salinas, 27, of Galveston, is charged with animal cruelty, making a terroristic threat to a family member and tampering with physical evidence, according...
Dayton-raised comedian making headlines with Emmy win, feud and reported gun incident

Dayton-raised comedian making headlines with Emmy win, feud and reported gun incident

It’s been an eventful few days for Dayton-raised comedian Katt Williams. Williams won his first Emmy Sept. 8 at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards for being a guest actor on Donald Glover's acclaimed show “Atlanta.” He also told police he had a gun drawn on him and apparently made up with one of the nation’s hottest comedians.    Williams...
Amazon adds website page to focus on small, medium businesses

Amazon adds website page to focus on small, medium businesses

Online giant Amazon is building more visibility for the 300,000 small- and medium-sized businesses selling on its website. The company recently launched “Amazon Storefronts,” a page on Amazon.com that features more than 1 million products from 20,000 of those businesses, according to a company release. »RELATED: 5 industries Amazon is shaking up Amazon created the page so customers...
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