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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...


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...
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.

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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
2 injured, medical helicopter requested to head-on crash near Cedarville

2 injured, medical helicopter requested to head-on crash near Cedarville

Two people were injured following a head-on crash on Ohio 72 south of Cedarville Thursday morning, according to state troopers.  One driver was transported by a MedFlight medical helicopter to Kettering Medical Center, dispatchers from the Xenia Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol confirmed.  A second driver was transported to Greene Memorial Hospital.  The conditions of both drivers...
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...
Great Miami River’s low dam’s removal will boost safety, aquatic life, expert says

Great Miami River’s low dam’s removal will boost safety, aquatic life, expert says

A Great Miami River low dam that “could drown people” is gone now, and in its place is a new stretch of riffling waterway designed for bugs and fish to thrive, said Sarah Hippensteel Hall, the Miami Conservancy District’s manager of watershed partnerships. “We’re creating habitat for things that didn’t like to live behind a dam where the water is slow,” she...
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...
Freezing? Oakwood woman launches new athletic pants that let you cover up and keep your shoes on

Freezing? Oakwood woman launches new athletic pants that let you cover up and keep your shoes on

Patty Vanderburgh had three bad options when she was running off to her boot camp exercise class on cold January days five or so years ago: 1. freezing her tail off as she ran between her car and the  gym in her shorts in 5 degree weather 2. pulling basic sweatpants on over her shoes and shorts  3. buttoning up a pair of old-school tear-away pants “There had to be a better way,&rdquo...
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...
Local drug recovery group gets national attention, plans to grow

Local drug recovery group gets national attention, plans to grow

A growing recovery support group in Dayton has hired its first executive director and has big plans for 2019. Families of Addicts was founded five years ago by Lori Erion and has since expanded to seven counties and served more than 7,000 families — connecting them with resources, providing Narcan training and other education and working to de-stigmatize addiction. Now the nonprofit has hired...
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...
Advocates: Warren County widow’s case a big win for Ohio seniors

Advocates: Warren County widow’s case a big win for Ohio seniors

An 81-year-old Warren County widow’s win in the Ohio Supreme Court will have far-reaching implications for other surviving spouses facing bills for the care of loved ones who die, advocates for seniors said. The Ohio Supreme Court ruled Wednesday in favor of Cora Bell in a lawsuit filed in June 2015 against her in Franklin Municipal Court about an unpaid $1,678 nursing home bill for her husband&rsquo...
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...
Trump nominates new commander of Air Force Materiel Command

Trump nominates new commander of Air Force Materiel Command

President Donald Trump has nominated Lt. Gen. Arnold Bunch Jr. to become commander of the Air Force Materiel Command at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. Bunch currently serves as military deputy at the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition at the Pentagon. The nomination must be confirmed by the Senate. If confirmed, Bunch will direct the AFMC enterprise, which oversees...
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...
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...
Area’s 10th Athletico just opened: Here’s where

Area’s 10th Athletico just opened: Here’s where

The 10th area Athletico Physical Therapy location opened Monday in the former Centerville Zoup restaurant location. The office at 5235 Cornerstone North Blvd. will offer physical therapy, free assessments, treatment for work injuries, vestibular rehabilitation and functional movement screens, according to a company release. The location will also accept all major insurances and schedule initial evaluations...
Dayton VA director says hospital to focus on new jobs, programs in 2019

Dayton VA director says hospital to focus on new jobs, programs in 2019

Dayton VA Medical Center Director Jill Dietrich told the Dayton Daily News that she’s focused on growing new programs, adding jobs and “continuing to provide excellent care” in 2019. Dietrich, who manages 2,300 employees and a $435 million budget, has oversight of the sprawling hospital campus in Dayton and four clinics in in Richmond, Indiana, and Springfield, Middletown and Lima...
Analyst: Gas prices in the Miami Valley likely to remain under $2 through holidays

Analyst: Gas prices in the Miami Valley likely to remain under $2 through holidays

Gas prices for regular unleaded are likely to remain under $2 a gallon through the holidays, petroleum industry analysts said.  Regular unleaded is being sold for under $2 at multiple gas stations in Springfield and a few in southern Montgomery County as of Wednesday night.  Even at a BP on Wilmington Avenue in Dayton, where the price was $2.07 a gallon, customers were all smiles. ...
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...
ACA enrollment down as deadline nears

ACA enrollment down as deadline nears

Fewer people have been buying individual health insurance this year, with sign-ups nationally down 11 percent compared to last year, as the deadline to enroll approaches midnight Saturday. People without health insurance through their employers, Medicaid or Medicare can buy health insurance through the marketplace created by the Affordable Care Act. The marketplace and Medicaid expansion have helped...
Honda applies to build $36.5 million expansion

Honda applies to build $36.5 million expansion

Honda appears to be gearing up for a big expansion at its Anna engine plant. The automaker has recently applied to Shelby County for a new building construction permit valued at $33 million. The Honda of America and Devon Industrial Group application — filed near the end of November — seeks permission to build a 119,063-square-foot building for manufacturing and storage at 12500 Meranda...
More marijuana doctors approved for region. Who are they? 

More marijuana doctors approved for region. Who are they? 

Since June, another 18 doctors in the region have received certificates to recommend marijuana including seven in Dayton, two in Beavercreek, and one each in Bellbrook, Brookville, Enon, Fairborn, Kettering, New Carlisle, Washington Twp., Waynesville and Yellow Springs.  The number of physicians now certified in Ohio grew to 336 through November. More than 2,000 Ohioans entered into the state&rsquo...
Mexican street food, ‘crazy flavors’ and nearly everything else served at new Huber Heights restaurant 

Mexican street food, ‘crazy flavors’ and nearly everything else served at new Huber Heights restaurant 

One of the Dayton area’s newest restaurants offers flavors for your taste buds and your eyeballs.  Bright and boldly decorated in a rainbow of colors, Pepe’s Mexican Flavors has a menu packed with everything from Doriliocos (a bag of Doritos served with pickled skin pork, cucumber, jicama, pico de gallo, lemon, peanuts and Valentina brand sauce), empanadas and ...
Employers say they’re poised to hire in 2019

Employers say they’re poised to hire in 2019

Employers in the Dayton area will hire at a “respectable” pace in the first quarter of the new year, according to Manpower’s newest survey of area employers. Nearly a quarter — 24 percent — of surveyed employers plan to hire new employees from January to March next year, the survey found. This number is offset by the four percent of survey participants who plan to reduce...
For Dayton-area veterans, food insecurity still poses issue

For Dayton-area veterans, food insecurity still poses issue

When Wayne Arnold Sr. took the bus to the Dayton VA Medical Center for an appointment on Tuesday morning, he didn’t expect to run into his friend picking up groceries at a food pantry. In a heavy, mud-colored coat, he leaned back on a wooden table as his friend chose from bananas, corn flakes, fresh bread rolls and meat at the Dayton VA Food Pantry. Arnold, a graying 58-year-old Army veteran...
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 mom in recovery: Jail ‘best thing that ever happened to me’

Local mom in recovery: Jail ‘best thing that ever happened to me’

Jennifer Clay managed for more than nine years to fool herself and others into thinking her drug use wasn’t a major problem. Starting with pain medication prescribed after a car accident when she was 18, she quickly developed a habit and moved to illicit pills and eventually heroin. “Almost the entire time I worked at a hospital,” the Springfield native, now 31, said. “I really...
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...
Trump was at meeting on hush money talks between Cohen, National Enquirer, reports say

Trump was at meeting on hush money talks between Cohen, National Enquirer, reports say

President Donald Trump was in the room in August of 2015 when his former attorney, Michael Cohen, and American Media Inc. publisher David Pecker discussed ways to shield him from negative stories, including several alleged affairs with a number of women, according to media reports. >> Read more trending news  The meeting with Trump, Cohen and Pecker, the publisher of the National Enquirer...
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...
OSP: 700 arrests made in multi-state impaired driving campaign

OSP: 700 arrests made in multi-state impaired driving campaign

The Ohio State Highway Patrol says a recent enforcement and awareness effort on impaired driving as part of a multi-state law enforcement partnership resulted in a total of 700 arrests for driving under the influence.  From Dec. 7 through 9, 280 of the arrests were made in Ohio.  The 6-State Trooper Project is a multi-state law enforcement partnership aimed at providing combined and coordinated...
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...
Ohio lawmakers vote to ban late-term abortion procedure

Ohio lawmakers vote to ban late-term abortion procedure

The Ohio House on Thursday voted 62-27 to outlaw abortions performed by dilation and evacuation, a procedure commonly used to terminate pregnancies between 13 and 24 weeks gestation. In 2017, 3,441 D&E abortions were performed in Ohio, according to state records. It marked the second abortion restriction bill approved by lawmakers in two days. RELATED: heartbeat abortion bill passes Ohio Senate Earlier...
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...
Ohio Gov.-Elect Mike DeWine meets with President Donald Trump

Ohio Gov.-Elect Mike DeWine meets with President Donald Trump

Joining 12 other newly elected governors at the White House Thursday, Gov.-elect Mike DeWine said President Donald Trump “listened very carefully and was very engaging” as they talked about constructing new roads and bridges, combating drugs, and keeping Lake Erie clean. “There wasn’t much contention in there,” DeWine told Cox TV as he emerged from the White House on...
Ohio lawmakers vote to give themselves a pay raise

Ohio lawmakers vote to give themselves a pay raise

Ohio lawmakers, the governor and other elected leaders would be in line for a pay raise under a bill approved by the Ohio House on Thursday. The bill still needs to clear the Senate and be signed by Gov. John Kasich but the governor expressed distaste for the pay raises, especially since they are coming during the lame duck session. On Thursday, the governor referred to it as “this grubby pay...
Ohio Gov. John Kasich says he has no regrets after 8 years in office

Ohio Gov. John Kasich says he has no regrets after 8 years in office

Republican Gov. John Kasich, who leaves office next month, put it all on the record Thursday at a lunch meeting with the press. Here is what we learned: 1. No Regrets. “I’m totally thrilled with the eight years. It was a great time,” he said. “There is one little regret I’m not going to tell you. I’m really, really mad about this Lake Erie stuff. I’m...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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. >>...
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...
Kroger, GoodRx launches prescription membership: Here’s how it works

Kroger, GoodRx launches prescription membership: Here’s how it works

A new membership program at Kroger is expected to lower the cost of commonly-prescribed generic medications for area shoppers. The largest grocery provider in the region launched a program this week called Rx Savings Club in partnership with GoodRx, an online platform that compares current medication prices and finds discounts. The membership program offers three tiers of medications, including free...
Boy who is blind, with autism, meets Santa; photos go viral

Boy who is blind, with autism, meets Santa; photos go viral

A boy from Texas found the true meaning of Christmas and Santa. Matthew, who is blind and has autism, met Santa for the first time, KDFW reported. Matthew’s interest in Santa started a few weeks ago when he found a Santa Claus figure in the store. Then he heard “Silent Night” playing on the radio. He was confused, asking his mother, Misty Wolf, if Christmas was for Santa&rsquo...
Janet Jackson, Stevie Nicks, Def Leppard among 2019 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees

Janet Jackson, Stevie Nicks, Def Leppard among 2019 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame announced seven inductees for its 34th annual ceremony Thursday. Janet Jackson, Radiohead, Def Leppard, Stevie Nicks, The Cure, Roxy Music and The Zombies are the newest class of inductees.  According to the Hall of Fame website, “inductees are recognized for having contributed over 25 years of musical excellence.”  >> Read more...
Passenger smuggles 70 birds stuffed in hair rollers on flight, officials say

Passenger smuggles 70 birds stuffed in hair rollers on flight, officials say

U.S. Customs and Border Protection made a flighty discovery after a recent flight landed at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport. Customs agents said an agricultural specialist found 70 live birds, held in hair rollers stuffed in a duffel bag, USA Today reported.  The finches flew in on a flight that had landed from Georgetown, Guyana, South Africa, Homeland Security...
Police called for noise complaint, end up playing video games

Police called for noise complaint, end up playing video games

Video games can get heated, and loud, when a group of friends get together to play. And it can get so loud to some that the police are called in.  That’s what recently happened during a game of “Super Smash Bros,” Yahoo News reported.  Jovante M. Williams said someone complained that his buddies were too loud and called police.  Williams told Yahoo News...
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