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Frozen embryos mistakenly destroyed at Seattle hospital 

Dozens of women hoping to have children are dealing with heartbreaking loss after their frozen embryos were mistakenly destroyed at the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle. >> Read more trending news  Tina Mankowski, director of strategic communications for UW Medicine, confirmed that 31 patients were affected and that the destruction happened in...
Parents feel pressured when making child safety choices, study says 

Parents feel pressured when making child safety choices, study says 

More than 90 percent of parents are overwhelmed when researching child safety products, a study released this week asserts. >> Read more trending news  The study -- “Shifting Gears: How Becoming A Parent Changes Driving Forever” -- conducted by the Harris Poll on behalf of Volvo Car USA and coinciding with Child Passenger Safety Week, said that 66 percent of parents...
47 dogs died after PetSmart grooming, investigation says

47 dogs died after PetSmart grooming, investigation says

An investigation from NJ.com has found that nearly 50 dogs have died after visiting PetSmart for grooming. According to a report from Sophie Nieto-Muñoz and Alex Napoliello, families have claimed that their dogs have died during or soon after a grooming at the retail chain. The investigation found 47 documented incidents of pet deaths across 14 states since 2008. >> Read more...
Holy Guacamole! 200-pound turtle to be released after treatment at Florida zoo

Holy Guacamole! 200-pound turtle to be released after treatment at Florida zoo

Florida's Brevard Zoo will release a 200-pound sea turtle named “Guacamole” into the ocean Monday. >> Need something to lift your spirits? Read more uplifting news  The green sea turtle was found in February at Lori Wilson Park in Cocoa Beach. Guacamole had several cuts and was missing most of one of her flippers. She was treated at the Brevard Zoo for seven months...
Companies filling thousands of local holiday jobs: What you need to know

Companies filling thousands of local holiday jobs: What you need to know

Fighting low unemployment and stiff competition for workers, local companies are scrambling to hire thousands of seasonal workers before the biggest shopping season of the year. The hiring spree that spans several industries is happening earlier than most years and is requiring companies to offer incentives and flexible hours to entice job applicants for the mostly part-time work. Stores like Kohl&rsquo...
AT&T takes new retail approach with plans to open 1,000 stores

AT&T takes new retail approach with plans to open 1,000 stores

AT&T is planning to drastically expand its physical footprint with 1,000 new stores, including pop-up shops for events. “Consumer’s expectations are fundamentally changing and its all about being more convenient and closer to the end customer,” said Rasesh Patel, senior executive vice presiddent of digital, retail and care for AT&T. »RELATED: Sears closing at Fairfield Commons...
Fire department surprises 3-year-old with birthday party after guests cancel at last minute

Fire department surprises 3-year-old with birthday party after guests cancel at last minute

The Harrisburg Fire Department in North Carolina surprised a 3-year-old with a birthday party after several of his classmates canceled Sunday.  Melissa Reid said she received several text messages the morning of her son's birthday party from parents, letting her know her son's classmates couldn't make it.  >> Need something to lift your spirits? Read more uplifting news ...
Which personality type are you? New study reveals 4 core groupings

Which personality type are you? New study reveals 4 core groupings

You may be familiar with Myers-Briggs’ 16 different personality types, but new research published this week in the journal Nature Human Behavior shows there are four distinct personality clusters most individuals around the globe adhere to best. Psychologists and engineers at Northwestern University in Illinois sought to “develop an alternative approach to the identification...
Nordstrom's taped-up, $530 'distressed' shoes sell out

Nordstrom's taped-up, $530 'distressed' shoes sell out

Update 11:11 a.m. EDT Sept. 23:  They looked like trash, but they sold like gold.Nordstrom's "Golden Goose Superstar Taped Sneaker" has sold out, according to the department store's website. The shoes sold for $530 online and were manufactured to look worn out and scuffed with duct tape across the wearer's toes. Original report: If you're looking to buy a pair of trashed sneakers...
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...
Hurricane Safety: 6 scary, infectious illnesses you can catch from floodwater

Hurricane Safety: 6 scary, infectious illnesses you can catch from floodwater

Hurricanes can leave behind tons of damage, including flooding. But did you know that treading through the wrong kind of water can cause illnesses or even death? Floodwaters and standing water are often contaminated, posing several risks, such as infectious diseases, chemical hazards and injuries. Here are six sicknesses you should beware of in the aftermath: Drinking or eating...
Indoor farming company coming to Hamilton

Indoor farming company coming to Hamilton

A Cincinnati-based farming business that bills itself as “pioneering the future of food” is building in Hamilton the first fully-automated indoor farm in the United States. 80 Acres Farms, which grows fruits and vegetables in an energy-efficient, indoor environment, was created to make a difference in communities by providing affordable, fresh, local food, said company spokeswoman Rebecca...
Amazon’s Alexa will cook for you: Here’s how

Amazon’s Alexa will cook for you: Here’s how

Amazon announced a new line of Echo devices and Alexa-enabled companions, totaling 11 new products in all. Here are three of the most unique new tech options. 1. AmazonBasics Microwave “Alexa: Reheat a cup of coffee.” With the new compact counter top microwave, consumers can ask Alexa to reheat, defrost or microwave at specific cook times and power level. »RELATED: Kroger’s...
Arizona to open first US medicinal marijuana kitchen in Tempe

Arizona to open first US medicinal marijuana kitchen in Tempe

The first full-service cannabis kitchen will open in Arizona on Oct. 5, KSAZ reported. >> Read more trending news  The Mint Dispensary is launching the kitchen in Tempe, and Arizona residents with a medicinal marijuana card will be able to buy a meal customized with a dose of cannabis, KNXV reported. The breakfasts, lunches and dinners will be prepared by chef Carylann Principal...
Meijer will now deliver alcohol straight to your door

Meijer will now deliver alcohol straight to your door

Meijer is adding alcohol to its delivery service. Starting today, Ohio shoppers can have beer and wine, along with 70,000 grocery and daily items delivered from local Meijer stores through Shipt. The retailer first launched the delivery option in Ohio last year. Many retailers are partnering with third parties in a race to provide the best grocery delivery sparked by Amazon acquiring Whole Foods Market...
Orlando Melbourne International Airport reopens after security breach; man arrested

Orlando Melbourne International Airport reopens after security breach; man arrested

Florida’s Orlando Melbourne International Airport has reopened after an early morning security breach Thursday morning, and a 22-year-old college student is now in police custody, authorities said. Update 1:25 p.m. EDT Sept. 20: Airport officials said the suspect was a 22-year-old part-time college student from Trinidad and Tobago who had a pilot’s license. Authorities had earlier...
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...
National Public Lands Day 2018: Get free admission to national parks Saturday

National Public Lands Day 2018: Get free admission to national parks Saturday

Want to experience the great outdoors this weekend? You're in luck: Hundreds of parks across the country are offering free admission Saturday, Sept. 22, for National Public Lands Day. According to the National Park Service, the event, held each year on September's fourth Saturday, "celebrates the connection between people and green space in their community, inspires environmental stewardship...
What to know about the amusement store moving into Beavercreek’s Sears

What to know about the amusement store moving into Beavercreek’s Sears

Round1 Entertainment will open on the lower level of the Sears store at the Mall at Fairfield Commons in late 2019, offering dining, bowling, arcade games, billiards, karaoke, ping pong, darts and a play land for children. »RELATED: 5 industries Amazon is shaking up Experience-based retail is becoming a major focus for malls as consumers want places where they can eat, shop and play all in one...
‘Skeeter syndrome’ can cause allergic reaction in children

‘Skeeter syndrome’ can cause allergic reaction in children

Mosquitoes not only are annoying, but they also can make you sick.  >> Read more trending news  “Skeeter syndrome” is not just a clever name. It’s a description for an allergic reaction to proteins in mosquito saliva that can cause problems, particularly for children, Health Magazine reported. That red and itchy swelling that can be painful is sometimes...
Sugar content of most yogurts above recommended limits, study says

Sugar content of most yogurts above recommended limits, study says

Yogurt has long been touted as a healthy alternative to candy or other sweets.  Studies have found yogurt is a good source of probiotics, protein, calcium, iodine and vitamin B. >> Read more trending news  A new study in BMJ (formerly the British Medical Journal), however, has determined most supermarket yogurt is not as healthy as people think, because of its sugar content. ...
New furniture store replacing area Sears: What you need to know

New furniture store replacing area Sears: What you need to know

The Room Place will open at the Mall at Fairfield Commons in late 2019, replacing part of the long-time Beavercreak Sears store. The family-owned retailer will open on the top floor of Sears, which is expected to close in early December. Along with furniture, the store sells accents like rugs, lamps, mirrors, wall decor and throw pillows. “When an outstanding furniture retailer with a venerable...
NBA star Russell Westbrook, wife Nina expecting twin girls

NBA star Russell Westbrook, wife Nina expecting twin girls

NBA star Russell Westbrook and his wife, Nina, announced Tuesday they are expecting twin girls in a YouTube video produced by the Oklahoma City Thunder. >> Need something to lift your spirits? Read more uplifting news  The video is called "The Westbrook Family." Nina lets out the news they're having twins 2:12 into the video. Russell mentions they will be girls...
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...
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...
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...
‘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...
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...
Local Aldi stores adding grocery delivery

Local Aldi stores adding grocery delivery

Aldi announced today it will start offering online grocery delivery at its stores. Aldi delivery through Instacart will rollout across 35 states in 5,000 new zip codes by Thanksgiving, covering 75 major markets. Aldi’s Instacart website shows that several area zip codes will be on the list. Find out if your local store will deliver HERE. “Aldi is a pioneer and a leader in creating...
What’s killing Sears? CEO says pensions

What’s killing Sears? CEO says pensions

When traditional brick-and-mortar stores struggle to remain profitable, most people point their fingers at Amazon. While Sears Holdings CEO Eddie Lampert said online retail has hurt Sears and Kmart, he blames the billions of dollars Sears spent on pension plans over the last several years. Sears Holdings has contributed almost $2 billion in the last five years, and $4.5 billion since 2005 when Sears...
Gap, Old Navy, Banana Republic hiring workers for holidays

Gap, Old Navy, Banana Republic hiring workers for holidays

Like many other retailers trying to get ahead of hiring this busy holiday season, Gap’s brands are planning to hire thousands of seasonal employees. The 65,000 workers Gap plans to hire will work at distribution and call centers, as well as Gap, Old Navy and Banana Republic stores. »RELATED: 5 industries Amazon is shaking up Interested candidates can apply online and visit all locations...
Local actor/director appears in crime flick ‘White Boy Rick’

Local actor/director appears in crime flick ‘White Boy Rick’

Alan Bomar Jones, a resident artist of the Human Race Theatre Company, is excited to have been a part of Matthew McConaughey’s latest flick “White Boy Rick,” a powerful tale based on a true story of crime and drugs in 1980s Detroit. In the gritty film, released Sept. 14, Jones plays Willie Volsan, a dirty cop taken down by impressionable Richard Wershe Jr. (newcomer Richie Merritt)...
760-mph hyperloop from Ohio to Chicago moves closer with new regulations

760-mph hyperloop from Ohio to Chicago moves closer with new regulations

An exceptionally fast transportation system may be a step closer to Ohio. Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HyperloopTT) and German insurance company Munich Re said Monday that a set of core safety requirements and certification guidelines for the fledgling mode of transportation have been created. The hyperloop is expected to transport pods of people and goods through a tube — moving at...
Hurricane Florence: Trucker driving school bus rescues 64 dogs, cats from South Carolina

Hurricane Florence: Trucker driving school bus rescues 64 dogs, cats from South Carolina

A Tennessee truck driver is being hailed as a hero after he rescued 64 shelter dogs and cats ahead of Hurricane Florence. According to the Greenvale News, Tony Alsup, 51, from Greenback, Tennessee, drove a school bus to South Carolina last week as the deadly storm strengthened in the Atlantic. Once there, he stopped in Orangeburg, Georgetown, Dillon and North Myrtle Beach, picking up 53 dogs and 11...
Smartphone navigation apps could be causing more traffic backups, research suggests

Smartphone navigation apps could be causing more traffic backups, research suggests

If you use a navigation app on your smartphone to get to work quickly, you may be surprised to learn that new research suggests those apps can make traffic worse. Residents of a popular Atlanta neighborhood told WSB-TV that they have seen more traffic as navigation apps have increased in popularity.  >> Read more trending news  “It’s a very confusing neighborhood...
Are household disinfectants making kids overweight? Study finds possible link

Are household disinfectants making kids overweight? Study finds possible link

Obesity affects nearly 1 in 6 children in the United States, according to new data from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s State of Obesity report. And new findings from the Canadian Medical Association Journal reveal there may be more contributing to that stat than overeating. Overweight children are approximately five times more likely to be obese or overweight as adults, increasing...
UPS hiring 100,000 workers for holiday shipping season

UPS hiring 100,000 workers for holiday shipping season

UPS said it is hiring about 100,000 temporary workers for the holiday shipping season. The jobs are to help handle the huge volume of packages shipped starting in November through January 2019. >> Read more trending news  The full-time and part-time seasonal jobs are for package handlers, drivers and driver-helpers, and can be an entry point for a full-time job at the...
Seven-Day Menu Planner

Seven-Day Menu Planner

9/23 Family Sunday Enjoy family day with your own Roast Chicken (5 to 7 pounds), mashed potatoes, gravy, peas with pearl onions (from frozen) and mixed greens. For dessert, drizzle creme fraiche or half-and-half over bread pudding. Plan ahead: Save enough chicken for Monday; save enough pudding...
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. »...
Chrissy Teigen says we've been mispronouncing her name this whole time

Chrissy Teigen says we've been mispronouncing her name this whole time

You've probably been pronouncing Chrissy Teigen's last name wrong. We're just as shocked as you are. In a video posted on Teigen's Twitter last night, she dropped the wild news: "I'm tired of living this lie: it's 'Tie-gen,' " she says. "Isn't it, Mom?"           "Yep!" Teigen's mom exclaims in the background...
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...
Hurricane Florence aftermath: Journalists rescue woman from car stuck in floodwaters

Hurricane Florence aftermath: Journalists rescue woman from car stuck in floodwaters

They were in the right place at the right time.  Reporter Chris Jose and photojournalist Brandon Bryant with Atlanta's WSB-TV, which is owned by Cox Media Group, have been in South Carolina covering what is now tropical depression Florence. The two are making their way to Fayetteville, North Carolina, to cover the flooding and damage left by the storm there.  They...
$14.7M Georgia 'safe house' with bat cave, waterfall headed to auction block

$14.7M Georgia 'safe house' with bat cave, waterfall headed to auction block

It took six years to build, but the Rice House Atlanta, a luxury home in North Fulton County, Georgia, was more than 60 years in the making.  The $14.7 million, 36,000-square-foot compound in the Country Club of the South was created by a self-made, octogenarian entrepreneur who wanted to build a home that embodied all of his boyhood dreams.  Now, it’s going to be sold...
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...
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