Driver arraigned in crash that injured Northwestern school board member, killed husband

A Sidney man pleaded not guilty this week to misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter in a June 30, three-vehicle crash that injured a Northwestern school board member and killed her husband. Charles Robbins 61, appeared in Miami County Municipal Court. He is free without bail. A pretrial hearing was scheduled for Jan. 17. Miami County Sheriff’s deputies said Dan Hasting, 54, of New Carlisle died...


President Donald Trump issues challenge to John Kasich to run in 2020

President Donald Trump issues challenge to John Kasich to run in 2020

When asked if other Republicans such as Ohio Gov. John Kasich should challenge him in a primary in 2020, President Donald Trump on Thursday said, “I hope so.” During a Fox News interview with Harris Faulkner, the president was asked about a challenge from Kasich or retiring Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake. Kasich strategist John Weaver sent a short response to the press about Trump’s comments...
2 sought in armed robbery of elderly victim in Greenville

2 sought in armed robbery of elderly victim in Greenville

Two Richmond, Ind., men are wanted in the armed robbery of an elderly victim in Greenville on Dec. 5. Michael Keeton and Charles Gray, both 31, are suspected of stealing property at gunpoint from the person in the 400 block of Armstrong Street.  Both men are believed to be in the Richmond area and both are believed to be armed and dangerous.  Arrest warrants on a charge of aggravated robbery...
Champaign County crash sends 1 to hospital via medical helicopter

Champaign County crash sends 1 to hospital via medical helicopter

CareFlight was requested for a driver involved in a two-vehicle crash with entrapment Thursday morning in St. Paris. The female driver reportedly ran a stop sign on Runkle and St. Paris-Jackson roads around 9:25 a.m. and was T-boned by a pickup truck, according to law enforcement on scene. Crews freed the driver, and she was flown to Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton. Her condition is unknown.
Ohio may set up database for violent offenders

Ohio may set up database for violent offenders

Ohio lawmakers have approved the creation of a statewide database of violent offenders under legislation named for a college student who disappeared while bicycling and was abducted and slain. The bill named for Sierah Joughin and known as “Sierah’s Law” was approved recently and will take effect if it is signed by Republican Gov. John Kasich. OTHER STATE ACTION: Lawmakers vote to...
Richmond school shooting: What we know now

Richmond school shooting: What we know now

Indiana State Police report that a possible mass shooting was avoided this morning when law enforcement responded quickly to a tip that someone was threatening to shoot up an intermediate school in Richmond, Indiana. The incident ended with the death of a 14-year-old boy by an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. His name has not been released. Richmond police received a tip around 8 a.m. about...
Richmond school shooting: Indiana officials issue statements

Richmond school shooting: Indiana officials issue statements

Indiana Gov. Eric J. Holcomb and Congressman-elect Greg Pence issued statements after law enforcement reported an active shooter situation was over at Dennis Intermediate School in Richmond, Ind. Indiana State Police report a teenager who had threatened to shoot up the school committed suicide after being cornered by law enforcement inside the intermediate school this morning. Holcomb issued the following...
Springfield woman pleads guilty to carrying concealed weapon

Springfield woman pleads guilty to carrying concealed weapon

A Springfield woman pleaded guilty to a gun charge this week that stemmed from her asking officers to retrieve her purse. Tonya Metcalf, 35, pleaded guilty to carrying concealed weapon in Clark County Common Pleas Court. A sentencing hearing is set for Jan. 7 in front of Clark County Common Pleas Judge Richard O’Neill. Metcalf was accused of carrying a loaded 9mm handgun concealed in her purse...
First Ohio medical marijuana store gets OK to open

First Ohio medical marijuana store gets OK to open

The first medical marijuana dispensary in Ohio has been approved to open, but it may be a while before customers walk in. CY+, located in the village of Wintersville, near Steubenville is the first of 56 state-licensed medical marijuana outlets to receive a certificate of operation. Wintersville is located about three hours east of Dayton on Interstate 70. The dispensary is owned by Cresco Labs which...
Clark County Municipal Court cases

Clark County Municipal Court cases

CASES CALLED TUESDAY INCLUDED: Spencer Ray Barnett, 29, of 221 Larchmont Ave., OVI, speed, dismissed. William J. Bocock, 34, of Dayton, OVI, dismissed. Eric L. Johnson, 40, of Medway, resisting arrest, guilty, 30 days jail, fine and cost due Feb. 11, 2019, 30 days jail stayed until Feb. 11, 2019, suspended if fine and cost paid, fined $250; domestic violence, assault, dismissed - prosecutor request...
Boys Basketball: Southeastern ready to compete under new coach

Boys Basketball: Southeastern ready to compete under new coach

The Southeastern High School boys basketball team won just three games last season, but that didn’t faze John O’Laughlin when he took the head coaching job last May. He knew there was talent in South Charleston. “It was just about getting them to play as a team and understand that their effort has to be 100 percent every day,” said O’Laughlin, who coached junior varsity...
Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

COMMON PLEAS COURT NEW SUITS 18-CV-0632 - MyCUmortgage, LLC, Beavercreek, v. Jennifer Maynard, individually and as fiduciary of the Estate of Sean A. Maynard Sr., 473 E. McCreight Ave., et al., complaint in foreclosure for $71,008. 18-CV-0633 - Nationstar Mortgage LLC v. Logan T. Pierce, 2918 Hilldale Road, et al., complaint in foreclosure for property located at 1926 Rutland Ave., for $60,317. 18-DS-1031...
Richmond school shooting: No classes Friday or Monday at Dennis Intermediate

Richmond school shooting: No classes Friday or Monday at Dennis Intermediate

The 14-year-old boy who died in a confrontation with police Thursday morning at Dennis Intermediate School in Richmond, Indiana, lived in the city. Here’s what we know: Police tipped about “potential violent act” at Dennis Intermediate School  The teen fired at a door to get inside, then exchanged gunfire with police The teen died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound...
New Greene career center to feature flexible, open space

New Greene career center to feature flexible, open space

Groundbreaking will happen this month on the new Greene County Career Center, a $62 million facility that will accommodate a new aerospace program as well as the school’s existing programs. The 260,000 square-foot, two-story building will be erected on vacant land in Xenia at U.S. 35 and U.S. 68. The project is slated to be finished by July 2020 and open in time for the 2021-2022 school year...
More local students to receive free tuition through Clark State

More local students to receive free tuition through Clark State

The Clark State Scholar’s Program is expanding to provide more free tuition to future first generation college students in two more Clark County school districts. The program recently expanded to include eighth-grade students in the Clark-Shawnee Local and Tecumseh Local school districts. “We really are changing communities through education,” said Clark State Foundation Director...
Sprinkles this evening likely to develop into showers Friday

Sprinkles this evening likely to develop into showers Friday

Passing sprinkle possible tonight Showers develop Friday  Wet, breezy on Saturday  THIS EVENING: Mostly cloudy through the evening, with a chance of passing sprinkles mainly west, Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist McCall Vrydaghs said. Most of the region will remain dry through the night, though. Temps will be falling through the 40s with lows in the upper 30s late tonight. Friday...
Ohio Senate votes to crack down on ‘revenge porn’

Ohio Senate votes to crack down on ‘revenge porn’

The Ohio Senate voted unanimously Wednesday in favor of a bill that would crack down on “revenge porn” — the practice of distributing sexually explicit images or videos of an ex-lover or others without consent. RELATED: Revenge port victim: ‘The cell phone had more rights than me’ State Sen. Joe Schiavoni, D-Austintown, said the legislation would create civil and criminal...
Counterfeit money popping up at e-commerce sales has attention of police

Counterfeit money popping up at e-commerce sales has attention of police

Several recent instances of counterfeit money being used to complete e-commerce (or m-commerce, for mobile) transactions has area law enforcement agencies — and the Secret Service — on heightened alert.  Police in Piqua, Dayton and Huber Heights are among the departments that have seized thousands of dollars in fake paper money.   RELATED   >> Report...
COMMENTARY: Salvation Army volunteer options include bell ringing, more

COMMENTARY: Salvation Army volunteer options include bell ringing, more

Those Salvation Army Red Kettles at local stores bring so many memories to us during the Christmas season. It just doesn’t seem like Christmas shopping is complete without the cheerful ringing of those bells and exchanging Merry Christmas wishes with the bell ringer. But those bells do not ring themselves. Years ago it was easy to find bell ringers, but as our culture and shopping methods have...
Pay raise for Ohio lawmakers added to bill to help families of police, firefighters

Pay raise for Ohio lawmakers added to bill to help families of police, firefighters

Lawmakers put a pay raise for elected officials — including themselves — into legislation that would provide health care benefits for the widows and children of police and firefighters killed in the line of duty. The House Finance Committee amended Senate Bill 296 on Thursday to include a pay bump for lawmakers — their first pay hike in a decade. The proposal calls for lawmakers...
Firefighters rescue teen, her dog Milo from frozen Greene County lake 

Firefighters rescue teen, her dog Milo from frozen Greene County lake 

An 18-year-old woman who saved her dog who had fallen through ice Wednesday afternoon had to be rescued along with the dog when her kayak became stuck on Shawnee Lake near Jamestown. Milo is one lucky dog. He managed to get away from his owner, Sasha Day, and then fell through the ice on the lake. But Mary Collins, who lives nearby, noticed something had broken through the ice. “I watched it...
Heartbeat abortion bill passes Ohio Senate

Heartbeat abortion bill passes Ohio Senate

State senators voted 18-13 on Wednesday in favor of legislation that would ban abortion once a fetal heart beat can be detected, setting up a likely showdown with Gov. John Kasich who two years ago vetoed a similar measure. The Senate added a last minute change: transvaginal ultrasounds to check for a fetal heartbeat would not be required. That technology can detect a heartbeat as early as six weeks...
Girls Basketball: Tecumseh gears up for league title chase, postseason

Girls Basketball: Tecumseh gears up for league title chase, postseason

The Tecumseh High School girls basketball program has lofty goals this season. After winning their third straight Central Buckeye Conference Kenton Trail Division title, the Arrows upset top-seeded Lebanon in the Division I postseason tournament, but were bounced by Fairmont in the next round. Tecumseh (2-2, 2-0 CBC Kenton Trail) has loaded its schedule in hopes of making its first district appearance...
Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

COMMON PLEAS COURT NEW SUITS 18-CV-0625 - Wright-Patt Credit Union, Inc., c/o myCUmortgage, LLC, Beavercreek, v. Jimmie L. Thompson, 148 S. Shaffer St., et al., complaint in foreclosure for $52,474. 18-CV-0626 - Ditech Financial LLC fka Green Tree Servicing LLC, v. Murrell Randle, Fairborn, et al., complaint in foreclosure in rem for property located at 8213 Philadelphia Dr., Fairborn. 18-CV-0627...
If Trump signs Farm Bill, area university could get millions more in federal funding

If Trump signs Farm Bill, area university could get millions more in federal funding

If the U.S. House approves the Farm Bill today it will head to President Donald Trump’s desk and could bring millions more in federal funds to Central State University. For more than 100 years, Central State was denied 1890 Land Grant status, meaning it was ineligible for funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for scientific research. » RELATED: US Agriculture Secretary talks...
Clark County Municipal Court cases

Clark County Municipal Court cases

CASES CALLED MONDAY INCLUDED: Spencer Ray Barnett, 29, of 221 Larchmont Ave., OVI, speed, dismissed. William J. Bocock, 34, of Dayton, drug abuse marijuana, dismissed - prosecutor request; OVI, failure to drive on right, no seat belt, dismissed. Jaylin D. Cameron, 20, of 1115 Heard Ave., carrying concealed weapon, firearms in motor vehicle, dismissed - indicted by the grand jury. Vincent L. Fisher...
Springfield Kroger robbery: Man indicted, accused of robbing 73-year-old woman

Springfield Kroger robbery: Man indicted, accused of robbing 73-year-old woman

A Springfield man accused of robbing a 73-year-old woman and stealing her vehicle was indicted. Brandon Russell, 35, was indicted in Clark County Common Pleas Court on a count of robbery. A next court date has not been set in the case, but Russell remains in Clark County jail where he has remained since his arrest on Nov. 30. Authorities began their investigation when they were called to Kroger on...
Under pressure, drugmaker lowering price of $4,000 overdose drug

Under pressure, drugmaker lowering price of $4,000 overdose drug

A drug manufacturer that produces a life–saving opioid overdose drug will reduce the price of that drug after two senators — one from Ohio — complained that the company was gouging customers. Sen. Rob Portman, R–Ohio, and Sen. Tom Carper, D–Delaware, found in a Nov. 18 report that drug manufacturer kaléo increased the price of its naloxone drug Evzio by more than...
Springfield residents receiving letters about NOPEC energy aggregator

Springfield residents receiving letters about NOPEC energy aggregator

It’s not a scam — it’s the City of Springfield’s new energy aggregator. Springfield City Manager Jim Bodenmiller said his office has received a lot of calls from residents about NOPEC. NOPEC (Northeast Ohio Public Energy Council) is a non-profit that buys utilities in bulk to help lower customers’ utility bills. NOPEC replaces the city’s former energy aggregator...
Local Navistar workers to vote on tentative six-year deal

Local Navistar workers to vote on tentative six-year deal

Navistar said Tuesday the company has a tentative six-year deal with members of the United Auto Workers, who will vote Sunday on whether to ratify the contract. Officials from both the company and the national UAW declined to provide any further details about the potential contract Tuesday. RELATED: Volkswagen execs indicate possible takeover of Navistar “No details of the tentative agreement...
Mild today, chance for showers toward week’s end 

Mild today, chance for showers toward week’s end 

Increasing rain chances to end the week  Breezy, not as chilly tonight Mild but wet start to the weekend Overnight: Expect lots of clouds but little if any precipitation. There is a chance for a sprinkle or flurry across the far northern Miami Valley. Temperatures will fall into the lower 30s by morning. Thursday: Skies will be mostly cloudy with a slight chance for a few sprinkles...
AAA study: Dingy, old headlights a safety risk

AAA study: Dingy, old headlights a safety risk

Cloudy and yellowed headlights are significantly harming visibility and creating dangerous driving conditions, according to new research. AAA released a study Tuesday showing cloudy headlights produce 80 percent less light than new headlights.  “Wow 80 percent. Well, I can believe that,” said motorist Stephen Drain of Beavercreek. “The cloudiness definitely reduces how the light...
Local organization to give away 1,200 Christmas baskets to families in need  

Local organization to give away 1,200 Christmas baskets to families in need  

The Ohio St. Vincent de Paul Society is preparing to distribute 1,200 Christmas baskets to Clark County families in need.  As of Tuesday, 900 families have signed up to receive baskets, leaving many baskets left to distribute.  Clark County families can sign up for this program from 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Friday or Saturday at the St. Vincent de Paul food pantry at 228 Raffensperger Ave...
Area stores to stay open 83 nonstop hours leading up to Christmas

Area stores to stay open 83 nonstop hours leading up to Christmas

Kohl’s won’t close its doors for 83 straight hours leading up to Christmas, giving even the night owls a chance to shop at the stores. Once Kohl’s stores open at 7 a.m. Dec. 21, it won’t close again until 6 p.m. Christmas Eve, an annual shopping marathon. »BIZ BEAT: Online holiday shopping expected to logjam delivery: Important deadlines to know Consumers can also shop...
Springfield mom accused of leaving young children home alone

Springfield mom accused of leaving young children home alone

A Springfield woman is accused of leaving a 2-year-old and a 4-year-old alone for at least 45 minutes Tuesday while she visited a friend. Micaela Shepherd, 34 is charged in Clark County Municipal Court with two counts of endangering children. She pleaded not guilty and her bond was set at $1,000. Springfield police began their investigation when they were called around 3:45 a.m. to an apartment complex...
Clark County Park District presents a show within a show

Clark County Park District presents a show within a show

The Clark County Park District has come up with a throwback to a throwback as a different way to enjoy the 2018 Christmas season. With “A Christmas Carol Radio Show,” several actors will time warp back to show what a radio presentation of Charles Dickens’s classic holiday story may have looked like if you’d attended the production. The performance will be 6:30 p.m. Tuesday...
Gov. Kasich thinking about job in media, what’s next

Gov. Kasich thinking about job in media, what’s next

Departing Ohio Gov. John Kasich seemingly wants it both ways. The President Donald Trump-bashing Republican, long in demand on TV political talk shows, thinks it “likely” he will end up in the news media, hopefully in some “unique” role on television. But at the same time, the last candidate standing in the way of Trump in the 2016 Republican primaries is keeping the runway...
Ohio Senate set to vote on ‘heartbeat’ abortion bill tomorrow

Ohio Senate set to vote on ‘heartbeat’ abortion bill tomorrow

Action on the so-called “heartbeat” abortion ban bill stalled again in the Ohio Senate but may come as soon as today. The Senate Health Committee is expected to reconvene to consider amendments to House Bill 258, which would prohibit abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected — sometimes as early as six weeks before women know they’re pregnant. The current version does...
Clark County Municipal Court cases

Clark County Municipal Court cases

CASES CALLED MONDAY INCLUDED: Eddie Ash, 42, of Chicago, trafficking drugs, innocent, continued, public defender appointed, bond $200,000; possession of drugs, innocent, continued. Tiffany R. Bishop, 36, of 1518 ½ S. Limestone St., criminal damaging, innocent, continued, public defender appointed, bond $1,000; assault, innocent, continued, public defender appointed, bond $2,500. Hunter A. Clark...
Navistar says it has tentative six-year deal with UAW

Navistar says it has tentative six-year deal with UAW

Navistar said today the company has a tentative six-year deal with members of the United Auto Workers, who are expected to vote Sunday on whether to ratify the contract. Company officials said the truck maker will not discuss any details of the contract before the Dec. 16 vote. Members of the UAW Local 402, which represents the majority of its workers in Springfield, could not be immediately reached...
Springfield native stops robber from taking 72-year-old woman’s purse

Springfield native stops robber from taking 72-year-old woman’s purse

A Springfield native is being hailed a hero after stopping a would-be robber from taking a 72-year-old woman’s purse. Paris Valles, who grew up in Springfield and lives in Cleveland, was praying Sunday at the Cleveland Korean Presbyterian Church when he heard commotion outside, he said. “I heard the lady say ‘call 911’ and I just got up and went outside and the guy had robbed...
Nearly 1,700 Wright State students to graduate Saturday

Nearly 1,700 Wright State students to graduate Saturday

Wright State University will award close to 1,700 degrees and certificates during a commencement ceremony Saturday. During the ceremony, which is scheduled for 10 a.m. at the Nutter Center, WSU will award 1,010 bachelor’s degrees, 602 master’s degrees, 54 doctorates of philosophy and a number of associate degrees and graduate certificates, according to the school. Wright State’s...
Ohio lawmakers debate pay raise for themselves, other elected officials

Ohio lawmakers debate pay raise for themselves, other elected officials

Ohio lawmakers are discussing giving themselves and other elected officials a salary raise — their first pay hike in a decade. State Rep. Bill Seitz, R-Cincinnati, is pitching a plan to give lawmakers and statewide executive officers a “catch up” raise amounting to three-quarters of the consumer price index for each of the past 10 years. He calls a “diet COLA” plan. EARLIER...
KFC announces yule log that smells like fried chicken 

KFC announces yule log that smells like fried chicken 

Kentucky Fried Chicken is trying out a new tradition, just in time for the holidays. >> Read more trending news  The chain is offering a new way to enjoy the aroma of the Colonel's secret recipe in your own home: A KFC yule log. It's called the KFC 11 Herbs & Spices Firelog and it smells like chicken. KFC partnered with Enviro-Log to create the new product, which lasts up to three hours...
School safety expert: Entrances can be made less vulnerable

School safety expert: Entrances can be made less vulnerable

A Miami Valley school security expert said glass doors on school entrances can be modified to make them much less vulnerable to the kind of attack in Richmond, Indiana, that allowed a teenage shooter to gain access.  Craig Hoschouer, president of PLE Group, Kettering, said on Thursday that a protective film can be applied to glass doors and windows that make it difficult to penetrate, even...
Georgia police officer and suspect dead after shooting during traffic stop

Georgia police officer and suspect dead after shooting during traffic stop

Update 9:15 p.m. EST Dec. 13: The Georgia police officer who was shot by a suspect Thursday afternoon near in metro Atlanta’s DeKalb County has died at Grady Memorial Hospital, DeKalb County police Chief James Conroy said at a news conference.  The suspect also died at Grady, Conroy said. Conroy said the officer had been with the department for about a year and a half.  A police dog...
Richmond school shooting: Police seize computers, gun boxes from home

Richmond school shooting: Police seize computers, gun boxes from home

Authorities seized computers and two gun boxes this afternoon from the home in the aftermath of a shooting at Dennis Intermediate School. Neighbors said Indiana State Police, the FBI and ATF were outside the home all day in the 100 block of Southwest 16th Street in Richmond. “When I got up this morning, the police were across the street with the yellow tape up,” said Duane Reed. He said...
Bomb hoaxes: Threats emailed to schools, businesses, media not considered ‘credible’

Bomb hoaxes: Threats emailed to schools, businesses, media not considered ‘credible’

A wave of bomb threats emailed to businesses, universities and newspapers across the country and in Canada Thursday prompted evacuations and searches, but appeared to be a hoax and a crude extortion attempt, according to news reports . >> Read more trending news  The Associated Press reported that law enforcement agencies have dismissed the threats and said they were meant to disrupt and...
WSJ: Federal prosecutors open criminal probe into Trump inaugural fund spending

WSJ: Federal prosecutors open criminal probe into Trump inaugural fund spending

Federal prosecutors in New York have opened a criminal probe into whether President Donald Trump’s inaugural committee misspent some of the $107 million raised for his 2017 inauguration and related events, according to the Wall Street Journal. >> Read more trending news  The investigation started after authorities conducted raids on former Trump attorney Michael Cohen’s home...
Richmond school shooting: ‘It sounded like a pistol,’ fifth-grader says of gunshots

Richmond school shooting: ‘It sounded like a pistol,’ fifth-grader says of gunshots

It started as a normal morning today at Dennis Intermediate School, but ended with the suicide of a 14-year-old who shot his way into the school. “It was calm until they said it was a lockdown. Everybody thought it was a drill until they said it again really fast,” said fifth-grader Jayla Henderson. Then, moments later, Jayla said she and her fifth-grade classmates knew it was real. &ldquo...
Study: Later school start time means more sleep, better grades

Study: Later school start time means more sleep, better grades

A new study following high school students in Seattle suggests later school start times are associated with more sleep and better academic performance. >> Read more trending news  For the study, published Wednesday in the journal Science Advances, researchers at the University of Washington monitored the sleep habits of two groups of high school sophomores. The first group was monitored...
Study finds heavy metals in popular baby food brands

Study finds heavy metals in popular baby food brands

A recent Consumer Reports study revealed the presence of heavy metals in popular baby foods. Dan Snyder would do anything for his son Austin. So when he found out his son’s baby food was listed on Consumer Reports’ heavy metals list, he was concerned. “We were shocked to see how many baby foods out there that are on the market that have these items in there,” he said. Those...
Martin Luther King Jr.'s birth home sold to National Park Service

Martin Luther King Jr.'s birth home sold to National Park Service

After 30 years of tending to the upkeep of the home in which Martin Luther King Jr. was born, National Park Service finally has the deed.  In late November, the King family, after owning the home for more than 100 years, negotiated a sale of the property.  In a statement issued by the National Park Foundation, officials said the organization “facilitated through private philanthropy...
Boys basketball power rankings: Who are the top teams in the area?

Boys basketball power rankings: Who are the top teams in the area?

Here’s who we consider the top boys high school basketball teams for the area power rankings. 1. Butler (5-0): d. Greenville 75-22, d. Northmont 70-60; hosts Troy on Fri., hosts Sidney on Tue. 2. Springfield (2-2): d. Miamisburg 36-31, lost 73-61 at Upper Arlington; at Centerville on Fri. 3. Sidney (3-1): d. Troy 67-48; hosts Piqua on Fri., at Butler on Tue. 4. Wayne (2-2): d. Beavercreek 53-48...
Partial government shutdown possible: Here’s what it means for Wright-Patt

Partial government shutdown possible: Here’s what it means for Wright-Patt

A quarter of the federal government could shut down just before Christmas if lawmakers don’t agree on a spending bill, but the area’s largest federal employer should escape closing. Wright-Patterson Air Force Base is not expected to close if President Donald Trump continues his threat to force a partial government shutdown if Congress does not approve spending for a wall along the Mexican...
Man shot by police after firing at Clay Twp. officers indicted on charges

Man shot by police after firing at Clay Twp. officers indicted on charges

A man accused of exchanging gunfire with police in Clay Twp. in November will face criminal charges.  Aaron Mitchell, 40, of Brookville, was indicted Thursday by a Montgomery County grand jury on two counts of felonious assault on a police officer, two counts of failure to comply, and one count of discharging a firearm on or near prohibited premises, according to the Montgomery County Prosecutor&rsquo...
Middletown man indicted in death of Rumpke worker

Middletown man indicted in death of Rumpke worker

A Middletown man was indicted Wednesday by a Butler County grand jury for the death of a Rumpke employee. Following months of investigation by the Ohio Highway Patrol, the grand jury indicted Brian Jankovich, 41, with a charge of aggravated vehicular homicide, a second-degree felony. MORE: Rumpke worker dies after being pinned in Middletown crash Dan Phillips, an assistant Butler County prosecutor...
Bengals have one more chance to reward what’s left of home crowd

Bengals have one more chance to reward what’s left of home crowd

The Cincinnati Bengals have one more chance to reward home fans for the investment of their time and money, but it might be too late. Cincinnati (5-8) drew its smallest crowd since 2011 during the last game at Paul Brown Stadium on Dec. 2, and the Bengals host one of the few teams worse than they are Sunday in their home finale against the Oakland Raiders (3-10). »RELATED: Bengals-Raiders game...
Year in search 2018: Google announces top terms people searched

Year in search 2018: Google announces top terms people searched

Around the world, people search Google for just about anything. In 2018, the term they searched most often was “World Cup.” Google released its list of top searches, broken down by category and by country. Worldwide, the top five searches, in order, were “World Cup,” “Avicii,” “Mac Miller,” “Stan Lee” and “Black Panther.&rdquo...
Window washer falls to his death from Trump International Hotel in Las Vegas

Window washer falls to his death from Trump International Hotel in Las Vegas

A 27-year-old man has died after falling while working as a window washer at the Trump International Hotel in Las Vegas. >> Read more trending news  Jonathan Garcia, of Las Vegas, fell to his death around 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, according to the Clark County coroner. Garcia's cause of death is pending. Witnesses said winds had pushed the rigging against the building several times before the...
Homeless, hungry woman arrested for stealing popcorn from police station, officials say

Homeless, hungry woman arrested for stealing popcorn from police station, officials say

A homeless, hungry woman who broke into a police station was caught stealing popcorn and taken to jail, according to investigators. >> Read more trending news  Tressa Weathers, 40, climbed through a kitchen window of the Rose City police substation and was caught by an officer Dec. 6 with a handful of microwaveable popcorn packets, KLRT reported.  “I just broke in to get...
Ohio State football: All hands on deck as Buckeyes prepare for Rose Bowl

Ohio State football: All hands on deck as Buckeyes prepare for Rose Bowl

Ohio State is playing in the Rose Bowl on January 1.  Who will be playing for Ohio State, though?  That’s become an increasingly necessary question throughout college football as more and more draft-eligible seniors and juniors opt to skip the postseason and get a head start on preparation for the NFL draft.  The trend hit Ohio State last season when cornerback Denzel Ward chose...
Armored truck spills cash on highway, causes crashes as drivers stop to pick it up

Armored truck spills cash on highway, causes crashes as drivers stop to pick it up

Accidents backed up a New Jersey highway after a Brink’s armored truck spilled cash. NJ.com reported that police got several calls about the truck spilling cash on Route 3 in East Rutherford, New Jersey, Thursday morning. Several drivers stopped and got out of their vehicles to pick up the cash, which led to multiple accidents and some property damage, according to authorities. >> Read...
Boy gets wish, raises enough money for gravestone for best friend who died 

Boy gets wish, raises enough money for gravestone for best friend who died 

A 12-year-old boy who was doing odd jobs to raise money for a gravestone for his best friend achieved his goal after an outpouring of support and the donation of a headstone.  >> Read more trending news  Kaleb Klakulak started raising $2,500 for a headstone to honor his best friend Kenneth “K.J.” Gross, who died in May. K.J.’s mother, LaSondra Singleton, had to quit...
Read: Maria Butina’s plea agreement with the federal prosecutors

Read: Maria Butina’s plea agreement with the federal prosecutors

Maria Butina, the Russian woman who used her interest in gun rights and her connections with members of the Republican Party to try to gain influence in the highest reaches of the U.S. government, reached a plea deal with federal prosecutors Thursday to plead guilty to a charge of conspiracy to act as a Russian agent in the U.S. Part of that deal includes an agreement to cooperate with prosecutors...
Southwest flight returns to Seattle after human heart left aboard plane

Southwest flight returns to Seattle after human heart left aboard plane

A Southwest flight bound for Dallas returned to Seattle when airline officials realized a human heart was left on board.  >> Read more trending news  The “life-critical cargo shipment” intended for a Seattle, hospital was supposed to be removed from the plane’s previous flight Dec. 9, KTVT reported. “We made the decision to return to Seattle as it was absolutely...
Trump reportedly spending 16 days in Mar-a-Lago for Christmas, New Years 

Trump reportedly spending 16 days in Mar-a-Lago for Christmas, New Years 

President Donald Trump may be spending 16 days at his Palm Beach, Florida, resort over the holidays. >> Read more trending news  The South Florida Sun Sentinel reported that according to a temporary flight restriction issued Thursday by the Federal Aviation Administration on Thursday, Trump could be in the area from Dec. 21 to Jan. 6. Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort is in the West...
GWOC shakeup: From 20 schools to 8, area’s largest conference in midst of significant changes

GWOC shakeup: From 20 schools to 8, area’s largest conference in midst of significant changes

Having experienced growing pains, Greater Western Ohio Conference membership ultimately decided less is best. The area’s largest high school affiliation with 20 member schools, the GWOC will be down to eight teams beginning in 2020 following Wednesday’s announcement that Trotwood-Madison will be dropped. “It’s been a struggle and challenging year for the GWOC as a whole,&rdquo...

Richmond School Shooting: Active shooter training saved lives, police say

Indiana State Police said an intended shooting at Dennis Intermediate School was likely prevented by past training for active shooter scenarios. A teenager, who intended to shoot up the school in Richmond, Ind., used a gun to commit suicide Thursday morning, but no other students were injured, according to ISP.  Indiana State Police trains at least once a year on handling active shooters, according...
Reds GM on trade for pitcher: ‘This is the first of more to come’

Reds GM on trade for pitcher: ‘This is the first of more to come’

Tanner Roark figured he would be pitching in Washington’s star-studded rotation next year alongside Max Scherzer, Stephen Strasburg and newcomer Patrick Corbin. Instead, he found himself part of the majors’ first Tanner-for-Tanner trade, headed to the rebuilding Reds. Cincinnati acquired him for fellow right-hander Tanner Rainey on Wednesday during the winter...
Detroit meteorologist Jessica Starr dies by suicide

Detroit meteorologist Jessica Starr dies by suicide

A Detroit news station is mourning the loss of one of its meteorologists. WJBK reported that one of its own, Jessica Starr, died of suicide Wednesday night. She was 35, according to The Detroit News, citing public records. >> Read more trending news  “Our hearts are broken. Last night we were informed our Jessica Starr took her life,” anchor Amy Andrews said Thursday morning...
Man shot at Chicago-area funeral home

Man shot at Chicago-area funeral home

A man is recovering after being shot in a suburban Chicago funeral home. Police responded around 8 p.m. Wednesday to reports of shots fired at Hann Funeral Home in Bridgeview, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. A man in his early 20s had been shot, Village of Bridgeview spokesman Ray Hanania told local media. The man's injury was not life-threatening, police said. Information on the shooter wasn't...
VitaminWater offers $100,000 to ditch phone for 1 year

VitaminWater offers $100,000 to ditch phone for 1 year

Would you leave your phone behind for a year to win big money? VitaminWater is challenging smartphone users to break their device addiction. For $100,000, officials with the company are asking people at least 18 years or older and residing in the United States to trade their smartphones in for a 2000s-era, calls-only phone. If you survive six months, you could win $10,000. >>...
Richmond school shooting: ‘Very frightening,’ grandparents say

Richmond school shooting: ‘Very frightening,’ grandparents say

When Linda Wallace got the phone call that there was an active shooter situation in Richmond, Indiana, she ran right out of her office building.  “Very upsetting,” Wallace said. “Very upsetting and very frightening. Very frightening.” Wallace’s two granddaughters attend Dennis Intermediate School where a teenager used a gun to die by suicide Thursday morning after...
Steph Curry on his moon landing conspiracy comments: 'Obviously I was joking'

Steph Curry on his moon landing conspiracy comments: 'Obviously I was joking'

NBA player Steph Curry said he was joking when he said he didn’t believe humans landed on the moon. The remark was made when the athlete made an appearance on the Monday episode of the “Winging It” podcast, which is hosted by Atlanta Hawks players Vince Carter and Kent Bazemore. ESPN reported that the Golden State Warriors player was in the middle of a lighthearted...
Remnants of 140-year-old shipwreck revealed along shore of Lake Michigan

Remnants of 140-year-old shipwreck revealed along shore of Lake Michigan

The remnants believed to be that of a ship that sunk 140 years ago have once again appeared along the shore of Lake Michigan. >> Read more trending news  Based on the location of the exposed timbers, researchers believe the wreck to be what’s left of the hull from the LC Woodruff, a commercial schooner carrying corn that sunk in November 1878.  “Having lived on the Great...
What are the 10 deadliest earthquakes in recorded history?

What are the 10 deadliest earthquakes in recorded history?

 Here are the 10 most deadly earthquakes ever recorded:  Shensi, China, Jan. 23, 1556: estimated magnitude of 8.0; 830,000 deaths Tangshan, China, July 27, 1976: magnitude 7.5; official death toll 255,000 – estimated death toll was as high as 655,000 Aleppo, Syria, Aug. 9, 1138: magnitude is not known; death toll was 230,000 Sumatra, Indonesia, Dec. 26, 2004: magnitude 9.1; 227,898...
CareSource gets latest report card from state

CareSource gets latest report card from state

CareSource’s performance rating slipped in some categories on its latest report card from Ohio Medicaid, though retained high marks for its efforts to keep children healthy. The nonprofit insurer, headquartered in downtown Dayton, overall received 14 out of 25 stars, ranking 3rd out of the five insurers that privately manage Medicaid plans in Ohio. The Medicaid plans receive annual report cards...
Ohio State football season review: Coaching performances a mixed bag

Ohio State football season review: Coaching performances a mixed bag

What was expected  With Dwayne Haskins directing a new-look offense and the usual stout defense (despite heavy losses to the NFL for a third straight year), the Buckeyes were picked to win the Big Ten East for the seventh time in seven years under head coach Urban Meyer. Another conference title and a return to the College Football Playoff...
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