3 things to know: Crimes in Clark County and Springfield this week

The Springfield Police Division and the Clark County Sheriff’s Office investigated numerous crimes this week in the area. Here are three crimes covered by the Springfield News-Sun this week that were investigated by the policing agencies. Jacob Mott, 23, is charged in Clark County Municipal Court with felonious assault and receiving stolen property. He pleaded not guilty to the charges and his...


STAFFORD: Springfield author chronicles history of Ohio agriculture; will discuss at library event

STAFFORD: Springfield author chronicles history of Ohio agriculture; will discuss at library event

At 6 p.m. Tuesday, Springfielder Timothy Thoresen will be in the Gaier Room of the Clark County Public Library to discuss how the family farm fits into the larger history of Ohio agriculture. The scholarly knowledge he brings to the subject was learned in the 14 years it took him to research and write “River, Reaper, Rail,” released this year by the University of Akron Press. In that book...
Springfield Then & Now: From Lutheran church to Executive Inn

Springfield Then & Now: From Lutheran church to Executive Inn

Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church was once located at the southeast corner of Columbia and Plum. It was founded on March 1, 1851 after breaking off from St. John’s Lutheran and after having a couple of temporary locations, construction began on the church, which was dedicated on December 22, 1867.  Plans were made for a new building in 1956 on the same spot, but since there were already...
Springfield’s Rocking Horse gets $50,000 to help kids impacted by drugs

Springfield’s Rocking Horse gets $50,000 to help kids impacted by drugs

A Springfield medical health center will receive new money to help local kids who have lost a parent to drugs. CVS Health distributed a $50,000 grant to Rocking Horse Community Health Center Friday morning that will be used to help Clark County children who have been impacted the most by the opioid epidemic. The money will also go to help children whose parents are addicted to drugs. “We are...
Cooler, fall-like weekend

Cooler, fall-like weekend

Sunshine emerges tomorrow along with comfortable temperatures Rain rolls in from the south by Monday morning Chance for stronger storms arrives Tuesday Tonight: Clouds recede towards the south with chilly air creeping in from the north. Some location towards the north could dip into the mid to upper 40s. The low for Dayton is right around 50 degrees. Sunday: A chilly start but overall nice...
Hurricane relief donation collection at Company 7 BBQ in Englewood

Hurricane relief donation collection at Company 7 BBQ in Englewood

Hurricane relief donations are being collected in the Dayton area on Saturday, Sept. 22 and Sunday, Sept. 23 from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Ohio Senior Resources, in collaboration with God’s Grace Food Pantry, will be in the back parking lot of Company 7 BBQ, 1001 S. Main Street, to collect toiletries and essential items for hurricane relief in North Carolina, according to a release. The items...
Glass makes most of second chance to lift Shawnee past Northwestern

Glass makes most of second chance to lift Shawnee past Northwestern

An athlete rarely gets a second chance to be a hero, especially on the football field. But that’s exactly where Shawnee High School junior Robie Glass found himself on Friday night against Northwestern. With Shawnee trailing 35-34 with 39 seconds remaining, Braves sophomore Drew Mitch — playing quarterback for the first time the entire game — lofted the ball in the air along the...
Springfield beats Lebanon to stay undefeated

Springfield beats Lebanon to stay undefeated

The Springfield Wildcats reached the midway point of the regular season with a second straight dominant performance, blanking Lebanon 28-0 on Friday at Evans Stadium. How does it feel to be 5-0, a feat unparalleled in the 11-year history of the new high school? That was the question quarterback Raheim Moss faced after the game. "It's a blessing," Moss. "It's just about how hard we work...
Trooper on I-70 Fatal Crash: ‘You have no chance against a car like that’

Trooper on I-70 Fatal Crash: ‘You have no chance against a car like that’

The Ohio State Highway Patrol is asking anyone who has information about the fatal pedestrian strike on I-70 near South Vienna — to come forward. The accident killed a 51-year-old Columbus man, identified as Bradley Liebling. OSP Springfield Post Commander Lt. Brian Aller, said they do not have a description of the suspect or a description of the suspect’s vehicle, other than that it would...
Springfield CultureFest: Festival’s foods offer taste of the world

Springfield CultureFest: Festival’s foods offer taste of the world

CultureFest offers a slice of more than 20 cultures in one location. To really experience it, just take a bite. Hot dogs, Hungarian cabbage rolls and mango lassi are just a sample of the diverse foods available at the 22nd annual CultureFest, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22 at City Hall Plaza. “Food is very much a part of CultureFest,” said Cheryl DeGroat Dover, event food coordinator...
Marijuana interests raise nearly $58K for State Auditor David Yost while he was auditing Ohio pot plan

Marijuana interests raise nearly $58K for State Auditor David Yost while he was auditing Ohio pot plan

Ohioans trying to crack into the new medical marijuana industry raised $57,870 for Republican Ohio Auditor Dave Yost’s campaign for attorney general at the same time Yost was auditing the state’s marijuana program, records show. “It certainly raises questions about the appearance of: Is there a quid pro quo going on here? Are these contributors giving money in the hopes of an outcome...
The Heritage Center: National Road bridge model

The Heritage Center: National Road bridge model

This bridge model at the Heritage Center represents an 1837 bridge that was the last federally funded bridge built on the National Road. The model was made from 1,700 pieces of salvaged wood from the original, which was removed in 1926 and replaced in 1928.  The connecting pins that held the original bridge together were made by Mrs. Christine (Doctor) Herr of Donnelsville who had a five-year...
Recalls: Children’s clothing, fitness products and more

Recalls: Children’s clothing, fitness products and more

Parents, fitness buffs and those prone to bug bites should check to see if they have the potentially dangerous products being recalled this week. Infant and toddler coveralls sold under the name ED by Ellen DeGeneres are under recall because the bunny applique can come off and pose a choking hazard for your child, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. One person reported a child putting...
Candy bar-lovin’ Southeastern senior eclipses 1,000 career digs, kills

Candy bar-lovin’ Southeastern senior eclipses 1,000 career digs, kills

The tradition started during Leslie Flores’ freshman volleyball season at Southeastern High School. “I have to have a Snickers bar,” Flores said, enthusiastically describing her pre-game routine. “Freshman year I needed a Snickers bar before the game and I asked coach, ‘Hey, I don’t have a dollar on me and I need a Snickers bar.’ From there she made sure I...
Clark County Municipal Court cases

Clark County Municipal Court cases

CASES CALLED WEDNESDAY INCLUDED: Tionna R. Bates, 25, of 915 W. Perrin Ave., disorderly conduct, guilty, 30 days jail, credit for time served. Timothy L. Boring, 47, of 829 Selma, violation of temporary protection order, dismissed - prosecutor request. Daniel C. Green, 28, of Dayton, theft, obstructing official business, resisting arrest, dismissed. Samara Lynn Harmon, 40, of 1917 W. Washington St...
Manhunt for Clark County stabbing suspect enters 2nd day

Manhunt for Clark County stabbing suspect enters 2nd day

The manhunt for the man accused of stabbing his wife in the neck before fleeing the area has continued into a second day. Raymond Roberts is accused of stabbing his wife at their home in Clark County on Thursday morning. She drove to a convenience store on Springfield Xenia Road for help. Roberts, 42, is believed to be in a gray or silver Ford Focus, license tag HNC4229 Police said he is considered...
NEW DETAILS: Cavs to play in C-17 hangar at Wright-Patt, tour base

NEW DETAILS: Cavs to play in C-17 hangar at Wright-Patt, tour base

The Cleveland Cavaliers will tour Wright-Patterson Air Force base and then play a scrimmage there on Sept. 30. The team will “have the opportunity to see first-hand” what Airmen at Wright-Patt do to help protect the nation, according to a release from the Cavs. The Cavs will play the inter-squad scrimmage on a portable court that will be installed in a hangar designed to house C-17 aircraft...
High School Football: Young Greenon team believing it can win

High School Football: Young Greenon team believing it can win

Each week, Greenon High School second-year football coach Josh Wooten gives his team a vocabulary lesson. The Word of the Week is a way to get his players thinking, Wooten said. “We’re constantly getting these kids to believe in themselves,” he said. In Week 4, the word was ‘Leadership,’ Wooten said. »RELATED: Springfield 4-0 for first time since North, South merged...
Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

COMMON PLEAS COURT NEW SUITS 18-DP-0805 - Stacy Frazier, 1421 Clifton Ave., v. Jessica Scott, 1034 Beacon, petition for civil stalking protection order. 18-DS-0814 - Amber Moore, 133 The Post Road, Apt. A., and Nathan Moore, 1826 Sunset, petition for dissolution of marriage. 18-DP-0816 - Brian Rose, 2211 Tanager Dr., v. Brian K. Fuller, 2207 Hoppes Ave., petition for civil stalking protection order...
Wages lag in Clark County despite other economic improvements

Wages lag in Clark County despite other economic improvements

Springfield has secured promises of hundreds of new jobs and seen significant investments in the past few years, but there are still reasons for concern that the region’s economy has not fully recovered from the Great Recession. Recent figures released from the U.S. Census Bureau indicated Clark County’s median income actually slid from about $47,808 in 2016 to $46,665 last year, a decline...
Forum will give residents a voice on how to improve economy

Forum will give residents a voice on how to improve economy

A collaborative program involving several media organizations will host a community discussion later this month allowing residents to propose solutions to improve the local economy. Your Voice Ohio will host a forum from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 24 at Clark State Community College’s Leffel Lane Campus. The meeting will be in LRC Room 207/209. READ MORE: Clark County Commissioners approve $7...
17K hospitalized with flu last year: What you need to know about this season

17K hospitalized with flu last year: What you need to know about this season

Flu season is once again approaching and public health officials recommend everyone six months or older get vaccinated to reduce the risk of illness, hospitalization, missed work or school or even death. Last season there were 17,397 flu-related hospitalizations in Ohio, more than four times the number from 2015 to 2016 when there were 3,691 cases. “Obviously last season was a very hard hit...
Clark County leaders developing plans for trip to Japan

Clark County leaders developing plans for trip to Japan

Board members with the Community Improvement Corp. of Clark County on Thursday discussed an upcoming trip to meet with business leaders in Japan and progress on two studies being conducted with assistance from the University of Cincinnati. Three workforce development officials are traveling to Japan in November for about 10 days to to develop closer ties with Japanese firms who have local investments...
Pedestrian struck, killed on I-70 in Clark County ID’d

Pedestrian struck, killed on I-70 in Clark County ID’d

A pedestrian struck and killed on eastbound Interstate 70 was identified as 51-year-old Bradley S. Liebling of Columbus by the Ohio State Highway Patrol’s Springfield Post. Liebling was found around 5:10 a.m. on the berm near the 66 mile post. The vehicle involved has not been found and the patrol has no description. Anyone with information is urged to call the patrol, 937-323-9781. A pedestrian...
Sister: Springfield Twp. stabbing victim ‘devoted her life to her family’

Sister: Springfield Twp. stabbing victim ‘devoted her life to her family’

A Clark County woman is facing a long recovery after her husband allegedly cut her throat Thursday morning in the couple’s home. She “devoted her life to her family. She was a young mother. She put her life on hold to raise her daughter and give her the best life possible,” the victim’s sister said in a statement Thursday. The attack happened before 6 a.m. Thursday at a home...
Springfield home partially destroyed in early morning fire

Springfield home partially destroyed in early morning fire

Crews responded to a structure fire that was reported on Summer Street in Springfield Friday morning. Initial reports indicate crews were dispatched in the 900 block around 4:55 a.m. We’re working to learn more details and will continue to update this story.
Temperatures, humidity to drop overnight

Temperatures, humidity to drop overnight

Fall weather arrives to start the season Saturday Clearing, pleasant by Sunday More unsettled weather arrives next week  Overnight: Clouds move back in overnight. Some patchy drizzle is possible. It will be breezy and turning cooler with temperatures dropping into the middle 50s. Saturday: Clouds roll back in and stick around for the majority of the day on this first day of autumn....
Endangered Missing Adult Alert canceled for north central Ohio man, 75

Endangered Missing Adult Alert canceled for north central Ohio man, 75

UPDATE @ 12:25 a.m. (Sept. 21): The alert has been canceled, according to authorities. The alert was issued just before 11 p.m. Thursday. An Endangered Missing Adult Alert has been issued for a 75-year-old Washington Courthouse man who was last seen leaving his home Thursday afternoon.  John Doughty left his residence on Lotz Drive about 3 p.m., according to police.  He suffers from dementia...
Law enforcement ‘pings’ cellphone in search for Clark County fugitive

Law enforcement ‘pings’ cellphone in search for Clark County fugitive

Law enforcement looking for an accident victim off the road can ‘ping’ cell towers to help find that person more quickly to render aid. Cellphones, when they are on, emit signals, called pings, to cell towers. Police also can use that technology to search for fugitives, as in the case of Raymond Roberts. He is considered armed and dangerous after he reportedly stabbed his estranged...
Lawsuit filed against bureau once headed by Cordray day after Dayton debate

Lawsuit filed against bureau once headed by Cordray day after Dayton debate

In a move which could impact the governor’s race between Republican Mike DeWine and Democrat Richard Cordray, two employees of the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau have charged they were discriminated against by officials of the bureau once headed by Cordray. The lawsuit charges that the consumer bureau “maintains a biased culture replete with harmful stereotypes regarding its...
Springfield Target location sold to new owner

Springfield Target location sold to new owner

A former Target building on W. First St. in Springfield recently sold to a limited liability company for slightly more than $1.5 million, according to records from the Clark County Auditor’s Office. The building at 1885 W. First St. was transferred from the Dayton Hudson Corporation to a firm called 1885 W. 1st Street LLC, according to the auditor’s office. The building previously housed...
Undefeated Springfield 4-0 first time since North and South merged

Undefeated Springfield 4-0 first time since North and South merged

Unbeaten Springfield (4-0) landed the knockout that reverberated through Greater Western Ohio Conference football last week. How else to explain a historical 49-6 blitz of host Centerville? Following three straight relatively close defeats of Lancaster, Fairfield and Hudson by a combined 13 points, the Wildcats were at their quick-strike best in shredding the Elks’ usually stingy defense. »...
Who are the top high school football teams in the area? Week 5 power rankings 

Who are the top high school football teams in the area? Week 5 power rankings 

The top high school football area teams, compiled by Cox Media Group Ohio. All games on Friday unless otherwise noted. 1. Northmont (4-0): d. Butler 43-16; at Wayne (2-2). 2. Springfield (4-0): d. Centerville 49-6; hosts Lebanon (3-1). 3. Miamisburg (4-0): d. Wayne 30-13; at Troy (4-0). 4. Fairmont (3-1): d. Springboro 24-12; hosts Beavercreek (1-3). 5. Wayne (2-2): lost 30-13 at Miamisburg; hosts...
‘Jersey Boys’ headed to Springfield stage

‘Jersey Boys’ headed to Springfield stage

When it comes to national Broadway tour launches, count Springfield, Ohio, in with the bigger cities. It’s where one of the most popular Tony-winning sensations of the current century will start this fall. “Jersey Boys,” the story of Rock & Roll Hall of Famers The Four Seasons’ rise and fall in the 1960s, will premiere at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, at the Clark State Performing...
Clark County Municipal Court cases

Clark County Municipal Court cases

CASES CALLED TUESDAY INCLUDED: Gary L. S. Fraley Sr., 44, of St. Paris, receiving stolen property, dismissed. Stefan J. Wegrzyn, 48, of 3440 Eric Dr., OVI, dismissed. Dasean Whitehead, 21, of Cincinnati, possession of criminal tools, dismissed; robbery, dismissed - indicted by the grand jury. Gary L. Brewer Jr., 41, of Medway, domestic violence, guilty, 90 days jail with 88 days suspended, two days...
Amazon considers opening thousands of cashierless convenience stores

Amazon considers opening thousands of cashierless convenience stores

Amazon is reportedly considering opening 3,000 Amazon Go stores across the nation by 2021. Anonymous sources told Bloomberg the company wants to reinvent the brick-and-mortar shopping experience with more of the convenience-type stores that sell fresh snacks and limited supplies of groceries. »RELATED: Sears closing at Fairfield Commons Mall, new stores announced for space There are currently...
Ohio thieves target these vehicles more than any other

Ohio thieves target these vehicles more than any other

The National Insurance Crime Bureau has released its annual “Hot Wheels” report, identifying the 10 most stolen vehicles in the United States — and in Ohio. The report examines vehicle theft data submitted by law enforcement to the National Crime Information Center and determines the vehicle make, model and model year most reported stolen in 2017. According to the report, the most...
Northwestern off to hot start with familiar face on sidelines

Northwestern off to hot start with familiar face on sidelines

After more than two decades away from high school soccer, Andrew Wildman is back in charge of the Northwestern High School soccer team. The Warriors head coach previously coached the Warriors from 1994 to 1997, one of the winningest runs in school history. Northwestern won multiple district titles and advanced to the regional finals in 1996. »RELATED: Wednesday’s high school roundup »...
Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

COMMON PLEAS COURT NEW SUITS 18-CV-0459 - American Line Builders Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee, Medway, v. Brian McCarty, Shelbyville, Tenn., plaintiff’s application for an order confirming arbitration award. 18-CV-0460 - American Line Builders Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee, Medway, v. Mark Hall Jr., Country Club Hills, Ill., plaintiff’s application for an order...
Freshman starting on O-line at Wittenberg for first time in 16 years

Freshman starting on O-line at Wittenberg for first time in 16 years

The John Denver song “Country Roads, Take Me Home,” a famous ode to West Virginia, played over the loudspeaker at Edwards-Maurer Field as the Wittenberg Tigers warmed up for practice Wednesday. Wittenberg coach Joe Fincham, a native of Williamstown, W.Va., heard it and claimed he had nothing to do with the playlist. That seemed true moments later as Drake’s “Big Rings&rdquo...
Kentucky Wildcats receive second commitment from Springfield senior

Kentucky Wildcats receive second commitment from Springfield senior

Springfield High School senior defensive tackle Isaiah Gibson announced his verbal commitment to the University of Kentucky on Wednesday night. Gibson, a three-star prospect who ranks 19th among Ohio recruits in the 2019 class, according to 247Sports.com, joins fellow Springfield senior, Moses Douglass, in the Kentucky Wildcats recruiting class. The 6-foot-4, 294-pound Gibson narrowed his choices...
Clark County stabbing: Raymond Roberts arrested after short pursuit near OH 72 

Clark County stabbing: Raymond Roberts arrested after short pursuit near OH 72 

Raymond Roberts, accused of stabbing his wife and then fleeing the area, was arrested this morning by Ohio State Highway Patrol near State Route 72 and Possum Road after a short pursuit, the Clark County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed. Roberts was taken into custody at approximately 9:15 a.m.  According to Maj. Chris Clark with the county sheriff’s office, an OSP trooper spotted Roberts...
EF Hutton plans to become player in cryptocurrency markets

EF Hutton plans to become player in cryptocurrency markets

HUTN, Inc. reported a net loss of more than $4 million for the first six months of this year in the company’s most recent financial statement, while company officials said they plan to raise about $60 million by issuing cryptocurrencies The company, whose subsidiaries include EF Hutton Inc. and Megga Inc., reported approximately $150,000 in revenue for a six-month period that ended on June 30...
Cincinnati Bengals: 5 storylines to watch in today’s game at Carolina

Cincinnati Bengals: 5 storylines to watch in today’s game at Carolina

The Cincinnati Bengals are looking for their first 3-0 start in three years when they face the Carolina Panthers on the road Sunday. The Bengals opened the 2015 season 8-0 and went on to make the playoffs for a fifth straight year but haven’t been back since. This season already feels much different than a year ago when they finished 7-9 for a second consecutive time. Instead of an 0-2 start...
Ohio State notes: Haskins continues showcase accuracy

Ohio State notes: Haskins continues showcase accuracy

J.T. Barrett broke almost all the school passing records the last four seasons, not to mention a bunch of Big Ten marks. The way he’s playing in his first season as a starter, Dwayne Haskins won’t stick around the college game long enough to challenge any career marks. Haskins continued to compile stats worthy of the Heisman Trophy in his fourth start, leading the No. 4 Ohio State Buckeyes...
Sheriff asks residents to stop bothering a vacationing Post Malone

Sheriff asks residents to stop bothering a vacationing Post Malone

The Morgan County Sheriff asked residents, mostly children, Friday to stop bothering entertainer Post Malone, who is in the area on vacation, officials said. >> Read more trending news  “If you see him out on the town feel free to say hello, he has been very kind and respectful to all who have talked to him,” officials said in a post on Facebook. “Our office will enforce...

HS Roundup 9/22: Packnett paces Dunbar football in win over Woodward

Greg Packnett passed for 145 yards and three touchdowns in helping spur Dunbar football to a 22-20 win versus Woodward at Welcome Stadium on Saturday night. Packnett connected with James Murray and Bryce Smith on TD passes in the first half and hit Jaquan Lusbourgh with the go-ahead score early in the fourth quarter. Aaron Richardson tacked on the two-point run to put Dunbar up by eight. Woodward...

HS Scores 9/22: Carroll finishes strong in Midwest Catholic race

Football Saturday’s Results Dunbar 22, Woodward 20 Landmark Christian 34, Middletown Christian 13 Friday’s Results Allen East 50, Delphos Jefferson 6 Alter 45, Fenwick 20 Anderson 47, Withrow 12 Badin 42, Roger Bacon 35, OT Bellbrook 21, Franklin 17 Bellefontaine 14, Ben Logan 6 Brookville 42, Carlisle 2 Butler 13, Xenia 7, OT Celina 42, Ottawa-Glandorf 24 Chaminade Julienne 61, Carroll...
Some flea-tick products increase seizure risk in pets, FDA says

Some flea-tick products increase seizure risk in pets, FDA says

Some flea and tick drugs could cause seizures and other neurological issues in pets, and owners should consult with their veterinarians to decide on an appropriate treatment, the Food and Drug Administration said.  >> Read more trending news  Some cats and dogs on Bravecto, Nexgard, Credelio and Simparica, which use isoxazoline, had muscle tremors, ataxia and seizures, the...
5 things to know about Ohio State’s blowout of Tulane

5 things to know about Ohio State’s blowout of Tulane

Ohio State rolled Tulane 49-6 on Saturday to end a rocky couple of months for the program.  So maybe it was only natural the state’s official rock song would be what brought Urban Meyer back to normal coaching the fourth-ranked Buckeyes.  “Between the third and fourth quarter, hearing the band play, ‘Hang on Sloopy.’ it’s been the same for seven years,&rdquo...
Strip club closed after food stamps used to buy lap dances, drugs, investigators say

Strip club closed after food stamps used to buy lap dances, drugs, investigators say

The Ohio Liquor Control Commission revoked the liquor permit of Sharkey’s bar, an adult entertainment establishment, effective at the close of business Thursday, after investigators used food stamps to buy lap dances. >> Read more trending news  Agent-in-Charge Michelle Thourot said agents began investigating the Twenty Two Fifty Inc., also known as Sharkey’s, in May 2017. During...
National Guard delivers 7,000 hot plates to residents affected by gas pipeline explosion

National Guard delivers 7,000 hot plates to residents affected by gas pipeline explosion

Merrimack Valley residents affected by last week's gas explosions and fires still don't have gas service as crews work to restore 48 miles of pipeline. Without gas service, most residents won't be able to heat their homes or cook their food. With that in mind, officials have implemented temporary solutions into their recovery plan, which includes delivering hot plates and space heaters to residents...
Wayne grad Smith debuts for Buckeyes against Tulane

Wayne grad Smith debuts for Buckeyes against Tulane

The latest Wayne High School graduate to play for the Ohio State Buckeyes took the field for the first time Saturday at Ohio Stadium. Freshman wide receiver L’Christian “Blue” Smith made his college debut late in the fourth quarter of a 49-6 victory against Tulane. He did not catch a pass in his first game. Smith can play in three more games and still receive a redshirt thanks...
Man mows down nearly a dozen emus in Australian outback, video shows

Man mows down nearly a dozen emus in Australian outback, video shows

The driver has a thick mustache, black glasses and wears a hat as he delights in mowing down nearly a dozen emus at breakneck speed in the Australian outback, a video shows.  Other than that, much about the video is unknown. >> Read more trending news  The Royal Society of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals New South Wales shared the video Thursday in an attempt to change that...
Seattle moves to replace totem poles with authentic indigenous art

Seattle moves to replace totem poles with authentic indigenous art

Totem poles have become a symbol of Seattle, but it turns out they have nothing to do with the Coast Salish people of the Northwest. Now there is a growing movement to right the cultural wrongs done by well-meaning white settlers. >> Read more trending news  Totem poles from Alaska's tribes, Chief Seattle dressed in the headdress of a Great Plains tribe - these are just some of the things...
Woman, Great Dane attacked by dogs from homeless woman's RV

Woman, Great Dane attacked by dogs from homeless woman's RV

Leslie Shelton went to take a walk with her Great Dane, Lily, but they didn't get far before they were attacked by three dogs, which came from one of the RVs parked along the street near her home. >> Read more trending news  Shelton says the woman who lives inside the RV opened the door and three dogs bounded out. “Her three dogs were right there and just came running, teeth bared...
Lawmakers: More to be done in addressing opioid crisis

Lawmakers: More to be done in addressing opioid crisis

Ohio is arguably one of the hardest-hit states in the country when it comes to the opioid crisis, and Butler County is one of the hardest-hit in Ohio. The state is second only to West Virginia when it comes to drug overdose rates, and Butler County has the fifth-most number of unintentional overdose deaths in the state, according to the Ohio Department of Health. “You have to understand the...
15-month-old dies after choking on toy at day care, parents say

15-month-old dies after choking on toy at day care, parents say

The parents of a 15-month old baby who died after choking on a toy at day care said they're devastated. >> Read more trending news  The facility where the incident allegedly happened was closed Friday and the Department of Children and Families is investigating the incident. Little Malik was left fighting for his life. His father, Earl Baker, said the boy choked on a toy while at day care...
Here’s how Ohio State fans reacted to coach Urban Meyer’s return to the Buckeyes

Here’s how Ohio State fans reacted to coach Urban Meyer’s return to the Buckeyes

Fans of the Ohio State Buckeyes welcomed coach Urban Meyer back with open arms Saturday as he returned to the sideline following a three-game suspension. At the first glimpse of Meyer before he walked to the Skull Session with the team, fans started cheering. Before he could speak to the crowd at St. John Arena, fans drowned him out with applause. Meyer thanked three groups in his speech that came...
Haskins, Campbell star as Ohio State Buckeyes cruise by Tulane

Haskins, Campbell star as Ohio State Buckeyes cruise by Tulane

Back home for a final tuneup before the Big Ten schedule resumes, Ohio State had no trouble with Tulane on Saturday. The fourth-ranked Buckeyes (4-0, 1-0) scored touchdowns on their first six possession en route to a 49-6 victory over the Green Wave (1-3). A crowd of 103,336 showed up for head coach Urban Meyer’s first game back on the sideline after a three-game suspension. MEYER: ‘My...
Car lands on roof of Pittsburgh supermarket, driver arrested for DWI

Car lands on roof of Pittsburgh supermarket, driver arrested for DWI

A car ended up on the roof of a Pittsburgh supermarket early Saturday morning. Police said they responded to a call around 4 a.m. at the Greenfield Giant Eagle, WPXI reported. >> Read more trending news  When they arrived, they found a car on the roof with the driver standing next to it. Giant Eagle employees were evacuated.  Police said the driver was traveling at a high rate...
WATCH: Customers duck for cover during gas station shootout

WATCH: Customers duck for cover during gas station shootout

Customers dived for cover during a shootout at a gas station in Illinois this month in an incident that was captured on surveillance video. >> Read more trending news  The shootout took place Sept. 12 at a Gas Mart in East St. Louis, KSDK reported. Police said two parties had a dispute outside of the gas station and began shooting at one another. Surveillance video taken from...
Springfield, Miamisburg last two unbeaten GWOC football teams

Springfield, Miamisburg last two unbeaten GWOC football teams

Springfield and Miamisburg are the only two remaining unbeaten high school football teams in the 20-member Greater Western Ohio Conference. Both are 5-0 after Week 5 wins on Friday. The teams are not scheduled to play in the regular season, but could be paired in the playoffs. Springfield improved to No. 2 in the Division I, Region 3 computer rankings following a 28-0 shutout of visiting Lebanon and...
Guardsman's home ransacked while assisting hurricane victims

Guardsman's home ransacked while assisting hurricane victims

Luis Ocampo did not get the homecoming he imagined after serving for days along the North Carolina coast as an Army National Guardsman. >> Read more trending news  While he was away helping those impacted by Hurricane Florence, he said his home back in Charlotte was robbed. Spc. Ocampo, 24, shares the home with his girlfriend, Kailey Finch, and their 1-year-old son. Finch told WSOC...
91-year-old man breaks Devils Tower climbing record to celebrate birthday

91-year-old man breaks Devils Tower climbing record to celebrate birthday

A man wanted to celebrate his 91st birthday in high style. Very high. >> Read more trending news  Dr. Bill Weber, of Florida, is now the oldest known person to have climbed the summit of Devils Tower in Wyoming, the Casper Star-Tribune reported. Rob Kelman, 87, held the previous title, CBS4 reported. The journey to the summit of Devils Tower took Weber 16 hours, the ...
'Sexy Handmaid's Tale' costume pulled after backlash

'Sexy Handmaid's Tale' costume pulled after backlash

While Halloween is a time for many to wear irreverent costumes based on the year's biggest trends, one company is apologizing after releasing a costume that many found to be offensive. >> Read more trending news  Online clothing retailer Yandy recently unveiled a "Brave Red Maiden Costume" that featured a red mini dress which showed lots of leg, along with a red cloak and white...
Father of actress Sandra Bullock dead at 93

Father of actress Sandra Bullock dead at 93

John Bullock, the father of actress Sandra Bullock, died Tuesday, Us Magazine reported. He was 93. >> Read more trending news  John Bullock was preceded in death by his wife and Sandra Bullock’s mother, opera singer Helga Meyer, who died in 2000, the magazine reported. Sandra Bullock’s younger sister, Gesine Bullock-Prado, confirmed her father’s death on Wednesday...
Police: Baby punched during brawl at Mexican restaurant in Texas

Police: Baby punched during brawl at Mexican restaurant in Texas

An argument over a plate led to a physical altercation between customers and a server, which resulted in a baby being punched in the head, police said. >> Read more trending news  The incident took place Tuesday at the El Matador restaurant in Denton, KDFW reported. Two women sharing a table asked for an extra plate and became upset at how long their request was taking, witnesses told...
Archdeacon: One of Ohio’s best-ever high school sports stories is now a book by a Miami graduate. Here’s why he told it.

Archdeacon: One of Ohio’s best-ever high school sports stories is now a book by a Miami graduate. Here’s why he told it.

He remembers how excited the five of them were to come to Dayton. Wil Haygood was just 17. One of his pals was able to borrow a car, all of them pooled their money for gas and they headed from Columbus to UD Arena to see their hero. It was Feb. 26, 1972 and Southwestern Louisiana, the No. 10 team in the nation, was playing the Dayton Flyers. The Ragin’ Cajuns were led by Dwight “Bo&rdquo...
WATCH: 'Raccoon Spider-Man' scales 9 stories of apartment building, makes dramatic leap

WATCH: 'Raccoon Spider-Man' scales 9 stories of apartment building, makes dramatic leap

Tourists taking a stroll along a New Jersey boardwalk Friday were treated to a free wildlife show. The performer did not disappoint. >> Read more trending news   South Carolina visitor Micha Rea caught the dramatic scene on video, WTXF reported. In the video, a crowd can be seen watching a raccoon climb approximately nine stories up an apartment building before the animal appears...
Man who got gift as child in Africa spreads word about Operation Christmas Child

Man who got gift as child in Africa spreads word about Operation Christmas Child

When Désiré Nana was 8, living in poverty in Burkina Faso, West Africa, he received an unexpected gift — his first present ever. Now 25 years old and a college student in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Nana is in Ohio this week, spreading the word about the Operation Christmas Child shoebox gift he received that changed his life. “Growing up in a poor family, I did not have access to toys...
Pirates name Tecumseh grad Brubaker their minor league pitcher of the year

Pirates name Tecumseh grad Brubaker their minor league pitcher of the year

The Pittsburgh Pirates named Tecumseh High School graduate and Springfield native J.T. Brubaker their Minor League Pitcher of the Year on Friday, honoring him at a ceremony at PNC Park. Brubaker, 24, started the season with the Double-A Altoona Curve and was 2-2 with a 1.80 ERA in six starts before being promoted. With the Triple-A Indianapolis Indians, he was 8-4 with a 3.10 ERA in 22 starts. This...
Alaska man gets a 'pass' after pleading guilty to assaulting woman

Alaska man gets a 'pass' after pleading guilty to assaulting woman

An Alaska man escaped jail time Wednesday after pleading guilty to assaulting a woman who said he sexually assaulted and strangled her until she lost consciousness, KTVA reported. >> Read more trending news  Justin Schneider, 34, of Anchorage, was convicted on four felony charges -- including kidnapping and assault -- and a misdemeanor charge for the August 2017 incident. But after...
3D-printed gun creator wanted on child sex charge arrested at Taiwan hotel

3D-printed gun creator wanted on child sex charge arrested at Taiwan hotel

The creator of the 3D-printed gun was arrested Friday in Taiwan after being accused of sexual assault in Texas, CNN reported Saturday. >> Read more trending news  A warrant to arrest Cody Wilson, 30, was issued earlier this week after allegations that he had sex with a 16-year-old girl he met on an adult dating site, according to police. Austin Police Cmdr. Troy Officer said Wilson...
More details released about 2-headed baby snake

More details released about 2-headed baby snake

A state herpetologist released new details about a two-headed baby Eastern copperhead snake found outside a home in Woodbridge, Virginia, WTVR reported. The snake was examined at the Wildlife Center of Virginia. >> Read more trending news  The center received the snake on Sept. 20, according to the center’s website.  “It appears as though the left head is...
Ole Miss considers changing name of journalism school after namesake's social media post

Ole Miss considers changing name of journalism school after namesake's social media post

The University of Mississippi is considering changing the name of its School of Journalism after receiving major backlash stemming from a controversial post made on Facebook by the school’s namesake.  >> Read more trending news  Ed Meek is a well-known and respected alumnus of Ole Miss, as well as a significant booster for the journalism program, WHBQ reported. The journalism...
'Incredible Hulk' star Lou Ferrigno becomes honorary deputy

'Incredible Hulk' star Lou Ferrigno becomes honorary deputy

The newest deputy in a Texas county has a reputation for being mean and green. And the Travis County Sheriff’s Office is more than happy to have actor Lou Ferrigno on its staff. >> Read more trending news  Ferrigno, who starred in “The Incredible Hulk” television series from 1978 to 1982, stopped by the Sheriff’s Office on Thursday on his way to Wizard World...
British DJ to play Toto's 'Africa' for 5 hours to raise money

British DJ to play Toto's 'Africa' for 5 hours to raise money

A music venue in England wants to do more than simply bless the rains down in Africa. >> Read more trending news  The 1982 song by the rock ’n’ roll group Toto will be played for five consecutive hours on Nov. 30 to raise money for an African charity, the BBC reported. Disc jockey Michael Savage will begin playing the song at 11 p.m. and will loop the song until 4 a.m....
California barber criticized for hanging doll of Colin Kaepernick from noose in shop

California barber criticized for hanging doll of Colin Kaepernick from noose in shop

A Northern California barbershop owner apologized Friday and said he has received death threats after a photograph of a hanging doll in his shop portraying former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick was posted on social media, the Sacramento Bee reported Friday. >> Read more trending news  The photograph was taken inside the Bowtie Barbershop in downtown Placerville and depicts a Kaepernick...
Alabama boy, 13, found naked and chained in home

Alabama boy, 13, found naked and chained in home

A woman, her husband and her mother were arrested on child abuse charges Thursday after a 13-year-old boy was found naked and chained in a central Alabama home, AL.com reported. >> Read more trending news  Nicole Martin, 32, Joshua Daniel Martin, 26, and Vickie Seale Higginbottom, 58, were charged with torture and willful abuse of a child under 18 by the Autauga County Sheriff&rsquo...
Going bananas: Texas agents find $18M worth of cocaine in pallets of fruit

Going bananas: Texas agents find $18M worth of cocaine in pallets of fruit

Pallets of bananas that went unclaimed at port near Houston yielded a bunch of cocaine worth nearly $18 million, KHOU reported. >> Read more trending news  A business in Freeport, Texas, offered two pallets of the fruit to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice because they had not been claimed at the Ports of America, the television station reported. As two sergeants from the Scott...
Sororities at George Mason University reject woman with Down syndrome

Sororities at George Mason University reject woman with Down syndrome

An Indiana woman with Down syndrome was not accepted to any sororities at George Mason University because of her disability, her sister claimed. >> Read more trending news  AnnCatherine Heigl, a sophomore from Zionsville, was the first person from Indiana to be accepted to the university’s LIFE program -- a full-time program for people with intellectual disabilities -- and made the...
Man accused of walking too close to Old Faithful arrested in Cheyenne

Man accused of walking too close to Old Faithful arrested in Cheyenne

A Colorado man accused of walking too close to the Old Faithful geyser in Yellowstone National Park last week faces more charges after he led police on a chase in Cheyenne, Wyoming, the Billings Gazette reported. >> Read more trending news  Gabriel Villalva, 27, of Greeley, Colorado, was arrested in Wyoming’s capital city Wednesday after police said he was driving recklessly...
High School Football Week 5 Roundup: Miamisburg stays unbeaten; Tipp and Fairmont roll

High School Football Week 5 Roundup: Miamisburg stays unbeaten; Tipp and Fairmont roll

In a Greater Western Ohio Conference showdown of unbeaten teams, visiting Miamisburg beat Troy 31-14 in high school football action on Friday.  Tate Vongsy hit Zion Lewis on a 15-yard scoring strike and tacked on a rushing score to help ‘Burg build up a 17-0 lead heading into the half. Lewis added a rushing TD in the fourth quarter to help seal the win.A Brayden Siler threw a TD pass to...
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