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Ohio included in ice pop recall list for possible listeria

A frozen novelty manufacturer is voluntarily recalling certain ice pops for possible listeria contamination and Ohio is included in the list of states.  According to US Recall News, Ziegenfelder Co., of Wheeling, West Virginia is recalling about 3,000 cases of Budget $aver Cherry Pineapple Monster Pops and Sugar Free Twin Pops because of the possible health risk.  In addition to Ohio, the...


Top financial executive at Wright State to retire

Top financial executive at Wright State to retire

Wright State University’s chief financial officer will retire after 28 years at the college. Jeff Ulliman, who has served as CFO and vice president for business and finance since 2015, plans to retire on June 30, said spokesman Seth Bauguess. He is not planning to seek a position at another school or company, Bauguess said. “This was simply a personal decision that my wife and I made....
Gov. Kasich orders review of Ohio gun background check program

Gov. Kasich orders review of Ohio gun background check program

Ohio Gov. John Kasich signed an executive order Monday to get an update on weaknesses in the state’s gun background-check system. Failure by local courts and law enforcement to send timely data to the state, which forwards it to National Instant Criminal Background Check System, could mean guns are being purchased by people who are ineligible to do so. “There is just no excuse for this...
Did you buy this product? Vegetable sold in Ohio ALDI stores recalled

Did you buy this product? Vegetable sold in Ohio ALDI stores recalled

A vegetable item sold in Ohio ALDI stores has been recalled. McCall Farms Inc. is voluntarily recalling a limited amount of cases of Happy Harvest Spinach in 13.5 ounce cans as a precautionary measure due to the potential presence of peanuts resulting from product mislabeling, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced. The product was available for purchase in the following states: Florida,...
Fairies, gypsies and carnival scenes: Why you should visit this new Springfield art exhibit

Fairies, gypsies and carnival scenes: Why you should visit this new Springfield art exhibit

Imagine multiple hot air balloons, tree houses and carousels in one room. You can’t board them physically, but in the mind, the possibilities abound. “Sharri Paula Phillips: Marvelous Journeys” displays 32 of the Yellow Springs-based artist’s pieces in the Springfield Museum of Art’s Chakeres Gallery. » READ MORE: Check out this Springfield art gallery that only...
Farm forum to tour year round veggie producer

Farm forum to tour year round veggie producer

The Greene County Farm Forum members and guests will be visiting a unique Beavercreek Twp. farm that produces fruits and vegetables year round without using soil. Oasis Aqua Farm utilizes the aquaponics method to grow food inside a heated greenhouse on the farm, which is home to sheep, chickens as well as Kimball Osborne, his wife Stephanie and their children. “It’s a little bit different...
The name — HillbillyHippie — isn’t all that’s unique about this new Champaign County shop

The name — HillbillyHippie — isn’t all that’s unique about this new Champaign County shop

Once she got her first business in downtown Mechanicsburg off the ground, Sarah Blair said coming up with a name was easy. “I’m a hillbilly and I’m OK with it,” Blair joked about her new store, HillbillyHippie. The new store, at 19 N. Main St., opened just a few weeks ago. The business provides space for about 10 local vendors who sell all locally made products that include...
Need a place to eat? These 5 area restaurants should be part of your plans

Need a place to eat? These 5 area restaurants should be part of your plans

Every area has a sampling of places to eat that might not always been top of mind. Have you eaten at these area hot spots? MORE POPULAR STORIES Why this old-school restaurant is one of the area’s best-kept dining secrets This Clark County restaurant is about as ‘mom and pop’ as it gets HISTORIC CLIFTON MILL Pancakes as big as your head with a scenic view of the rushing water surrounding...
Champaign Co. standoff suspect convicted of rape in Kentucky

Champaign Co. standoff suspect convicted of rape in Kentucky

The man arrested after allegedly assaulting a deputy, which led to a standoff on East Dallas Road Sunday, has a prior conviction for child rape in Kentucky, according to records. Christopher Blanton, 37, was arrested in the 100 block of East Dallas on suspicion of felonious assault and was transported to the Tri-County Jail. Blanton must register for the rest of his life in the Kentucky for his previous...
Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

COMMON PLEAS COURT NEW SUITS 18-CV-0196 - Citibank, N.A., as Trustee, v. M & A Sparrow Properties, LLC, as Vendor, c/o Mickey L. Sparrow, as Registered Agent, Tremont, et al., complaint in foreclosure for property located at 1024 Burt St., for $44,048. 18-CV-0197 - Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, as Indenture Trustee, v. Catherine L. Hansbro aka Catherine L. Hall, 641 Damascus Ave, et al., complaint...
Two Wright State administrators apply for jobs at other colleges

Two Wright State administrators apply for jobs at other colleges

Two Wright State University administrators have applied to work at other colleges, adding to the list of WSU leaders who are known to be looking for new jobs. Gary Dickstein, WSU vice president of student affairs, applied for the position of vice provost and dean of students at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan near Grand Rapids. He visited the school earlier this month and presented...
Sears CEO offers tentative deal to buy Kenmore, real estate assets

Sears CEO offers tentative deal to buy Kenmore, real estate assets

Sears shares are jumping after CEO Eddie Lampert offered to buy one of its units through his hedge fund, ESL Investments. In a letter to the company’s board of directors, Lampert said he would buy the unit through his hedge fund. The letter notes that Kenmore, SHIP and PartsDirect have substantial value and that divesting one or more of them would enable the company to improve its debt...
Clark County Municipal Court cases

Clark County Municipal Court cases

CASES CALLED THURSDAY INCLUDED: Max S. Patten, 39, of 119 Lawnview Ave., two counts driving under suspension OVI suspension, guilty, 180 days jail each count, credit for time served, 12 months driver’s license suspension, fined $250 each count; hit and run, guilty, 12 months driver’s license suspension, 180 days jail, credit for time served; assured clear distance, guilty; OVI, two counts...
With Elder-Beerman closings, can local malls survive?

With Elder-Beerman closings, can local malls survive?

The closure of six area Elder-Beerman locations in the next few months could spell trouble for area malls who have relied on customer traffic and high-price leases from the longtime department store. Bon Ton Stores Inc., the parent company of Elder-Beerman, announced last week it was going out of business after it could not attract a buyer during its bankruptcy proceedings. The closure will mean more...
Vectren to be acquired by a Houston energy company

Vectren to be acquired by a Houston energy company

A large Ohio natural gas supplier will be acquired by a Texas energy company. Vectren Corp., based in Evansville, Ind., service area covers about 20 percent of Ohio, including the Dayton area. CenterPoint Energy, headquartered in Houston, announced this morning that it had entered into an agreement to join with Vectren to form a company with more than 7 million customers in 40 states. RELATED: Vectren...
Kroger completes $2 billion sale of convenience stores

Kroger completes $2 billion sale of convenience stores

The Kroger Co. announced it has completed the sale of its convenience store business unit to EG Group for $2.15 billion. Kroger announced in October 2017 its intention to explore strategic alternatives for its convenience store business, including a potential sale, in conjunction with Restock Kroger. In February, Kroger and EG Group announced an agreement for the sale of Kroger’s convenience...
Sports trainers honored for their part in saving Urbana wrestler’s life

Sports trainers honored for their part in saving Urbana wrestler’s life

Two sports trainers are receiving recognition their part in helping save a the life of a college wrestler from Mechanicsburg High School. Kelley Hockenberger and Chelsey Meyers, two student athletic trainers from Ohio University, have received the Lifesaver Certificate of Recognition from the National Athletic Trainers’ Association. The pair gave life-saving aid to Austin Reese, originally from...
Hamilton landmark hosting its biggest event ever this weekend

Hamilton landmark hosting its biggest event ever this weekend

The third annual celebration of International Sculpture Day at Hamilton’s Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park & Museum will be the biggest yet, with about three times as many sculptures at the park on April 29 as are there on a typical day. Officially, International Sculpture Day this year falls on Saturday, April 28, but that also happens to be graduation day for the University of Cincinnati and its...
Sears to close another store in Ohio

Sears to close another store in Ohio

Sears will close another store in Ohio. The stores will close in July and liquidation sales will begin on Friday at most stores, Business Insider reported. Sears at 7401 Market St. in Youngstown, Ohio will close. The latest closures add to the list of the 166 stores that Sears had previously said it would shut down this year. » STORE CLOSINGS: Sears to close 50 auto centers Sears Holdings, which...
A Clark County fundraising event will dump 1,000 pounds of color on the fairgrounds this week

A Clark County fundraising event will dump 1,000 pounds of color on the fairgrounds this week

More than 1,000 pounds of color will cover the Clark County Fairgrounds later this week. Developmental Disabilities of Clark County is hosting a “Dye Hard” 5K race to raise money for those with disabilities. “We want to be able to help people in more ways than we’re able to now,” said Melissa Dabe, the community support supervisor for the foundation. Dabe said the proceeds...
Showers will continue to linger through Tuesday

Showers will continue to linger through Tuesday

On and off showers tonight Temperatures holding below average Temps on the rise again late week OVERNIGHT: Skies will be mostly cloudy with a chance for passing showers. There will be some dry time as well. Temperatures will drop back to near 50 degrees by morning. TUESDAY: Clouds will linger with a chance for passing showers through the day. Temperatures will be held below average with...
Pony with rare blood cancer receives breakthrough treatment at OSU 

Pony with rare blood cancer receives breakthrough treatment at OSU 

Researchers at Ohio State University are fighting to save the life of Bob the pony, who has a rare blood cancer. Testing revealed that Bob has chronic lymphocytic leukemia, a form of blood cancer that is rare among horses but common among humans. Bob’s veterinarians teamed up with Dr. John Byrd at the OSU Comprehensive Cancer Center to find a solution for his disease.  Byrd’s team...
Two dogs die in ‘total loss’ barn fire in Clark County

Two dogs die in ‘total loss’ barn fire in Clark County

Two dogs died after a large barn fire occurred in the 2200 block of E. County Line Road Sunday evening, according to officials. Crews were dispatched to the scene around 8:15 p.m. with reports that black smoke was showing and animals were inside, per initial reports. The fire’s start remains under investigation and although damage estimates could not be confirmed at this time, the barn is a ...
Deputy injured, suspect in custody after 2-hour standoff in Champaign Co.

Deputy injured, suspect in custody after 2-hour standoff in Champaign Co.

One person is in custody and a deputy was injured after a police standoff that occurred in Champaign County Sunday evening. Officials were called to a residence near the 100 block of East Dallas Road for a complaint around 6 p.m. When deputies arrived, a man, unrelated to the complaint call, ran, prompting officials to chase after him.  A struggle with one of the deputies occurred after they...
The fascinating 19th century history behind a Springfield school namesake

The fascinating 19th century history behind a Springfield school namesake

This Memorial Day, Clark Countians may need to be reminded that Gen. J. Warren Keifer’s last name rhymes with Michelle Pfeiffer’s last name and isn’t pronounced like Kiefer Sutherland’s first. It also would bear mention that the man for whom Springfield’s public alternative high school is named commanded a brigade of Ohio soldiers that suffered 3,387 casualties in the...
Historic home built by inventor Charles F. Kettering for sale

Historic home built by inventor Charles F. Kettering for sale

A home built by Dayton inventor Charles F. Kettering is for sale. The seven-bedroom Gregorian sits on 3.75 acres at 318 Glenridge Road near Stroop Road in Kettering. The asking price for the 1929 home is $1.89 million. It is listed by Coldwell Banker Heritage. The home has craftsmanship that blends solid mahogany, custom cherry paneling, brass hardware, Italian marble, and granite designed by Lorenz...
UPDATED: Oxford police troll kids busted for handing cops fake IDs

UPDATED: Oxford police troll kids busted for handing cops fake IDs

Police near Miami University seized at least 16 reportedly fake IDs Friday night. The Oxford Police Department posted an image on Twitter of the allegedly fraudulent IDs. “We didn’t get invited to any parties so we went Uptown last night,” the department posted on Twitter. “Thanks to all those that tried to pass Fake IDs to officers last night.” The tweet had been shared...
Café giving away free burger TODAY to celebrate Earth Day

Café giving away free burger TODAY to celebrate Earth Day

Northstar Café is celebrating its 14th Earth Day today by giving away a free vegetable burger. The giveaway starts at 3 p.m. and runs until 10 p.m. at all Northstar locations, including Liberty Center, Easton and Westerville, as well as Beechwold and Short North. The restaurant’s signature burger is made with organic brown rice, black beans and beets. “We...
They want kids in this special neighborhood to stay educated in the summer, so here’s what they’re doing

They want kids in this special neighborhood to stay educated in the summer, so here’s what they’re doing

Between 25 and 30 percent of what kids learn in school is lost over the summer, according to an academic study. This learning loss is why Clark State is teaming up with the Springfield Promise Neighborhood to offer a free literacy camp for children this summer and a free college credit course for parents. The camp is open to students, grades Pre-K through 3, who live in the Springfield Promise Neighborhood...
Northeastern is asking voters for $79M for new school construction. Here’s what both sides think.

Northeastern is asking voters for $79M for new school construction. Here’s what both sides think.

Northeastern voters will go back to the polls May 8 to decide whether taxpayers are willing to support $119 million in new schools in the district. The district is asking voters to approve a 37-year, $79 million bond issue that would build two pre-k-through-12th-grade buildings in the district. One building would be constructed on the Kenton Ridge side of the district and the other would be built...
Skies clearing tonight, rain moves in Monday

Skies clearing tonight, rain moves in Monday

More clearing is expected overnight, Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar said. It won’t be as cool tonight for most, temperatures dropping into the middle 40s. Rain moves in Monday More rain Tuesday/early Wednesday Another round of rain later Friday 5-Day Forecast5 Day Forecast with Meteorologist Brett Collar Monday: After a dry start in the lower 50s, rain is expected to move in...
Student of the Week Urbana High School

Student of the Week Urbana High School

Name: Cassidy James School: Urbana High School Grade: 12 Age: 18 Extra-curricular: Softball, soccer and basketball Claim to fame/honors: Art Words you live by: “Every little bit helps.” Toughest challenge: Getting through senior year Biggest influence: My mom School-day rituals: Get up, eat breakfast, learn, go to practice, then come home What’s on your bedroom walls: My paintings...
Athlete of the Week Urbana High School

Athlete of the Week Urbana High School

Name: Kaleb Bowdle School: Urbana High School Grade: 12 Age: 18 Sports: Baseball, football Claim to fame/honors: Two time 1st team all CBC, 2nd team all CBC, honorable mention all Miami Valley, 2nd team all Miami Valley, 1st team all Miami Valley, two time Team MVP Maxpreps Ohio Athlete of the Week Words you live by: “Live life like a 3-1 count.” Toughest opponent: Kenton Ridge Biggest...
Nostalgia can be seen — and smelled — in his new Springfield exhibit dedicated to baby boomers

Nostalgia can be seen — and smelled — in his new Springfield exhibit dedicated to baby boomers

They helped put the bang into the baby boomers. A new exhibition will have Springfield talking about their generation. “The Boomer List: Photographs by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders,” which opens this week at the Springfield Museum of Art’s McGregor Gallery, gathers portraits of 19 influential people, one each from 1946-64, each year of the boomer generation, in an interactive exhibit...
Casa del Sazón open for business despite fire 

Casa del Sazón open for business despite fire 

Tex-Mex restaurant Casa del Sazón notified its patrons via their Facebook page they have resumed normal operations after a fire was put on the premises Friday evening. The fire department was dispatched at approximately 8:30 p.m., after a cigarette was thrown on mulch outside the building.  Restaurant manager Armando Soto said no one was hurt, and the only damage caused was to the...
A plane crash at Camp Kern killed 2 people; family members want this change for safety

A plane crash at Camp Kern killed 2 people; family members want this change for safety

The family of the passenger killed in a 2016 plane crash in Warren County is seeking to have legislation passed that would ensure aerial markers are placed in areas where ziplines are located to improve the safety of those flying over the low hanging lines. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) released its final report on the crash this week indicating that the plane crashed after it struck...
A unique new Springfield facility gets a grant to help it fight trash waste. Here’s what will happen.

A unique new Springfield facility gets a grant to help it fight trash waste. Here’s what will happen.

A unique compost facility meant to be odorleess that is set to be built outside the downtown Springfield area has received a state grant to aid in its construction. Officials from the Clark County Commissioner’s Office recently accepted a $250,000 grant from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency’s Market Development Program for the Central Springfield Compostery of Clark County, Ohio...
How a Wright-Patt office is working to arm fighter jets with lasers

How a Wright-Patt office is working to arm fighter jets with lasers

The Air Force has targeted arming an F-15 fighter jet with a laser by 2021, one of what could become a wider use of directed-energy weapons to protect aerial refueling tankers to military bases, a leading researcher says. Facing increased competition from Russia and China, the Air Force launched an office at Wright-Patterson to explore experimental technologies and bring them to the battlefield faster...
Why this metal-and-sparks event continued to be one of the area’s most uncommon each year

Why this metal-and-sparks event continued to be one of the area’s most uncommon each year

Springfield Clark County Technology Center students had a wild time at the sixth annual welding rodeo Friday, and now anyone can stop by the school and bid on their art. Students took on the task of welding anything that had to do with transportation this year, welding instructor Brian Sheward said. The students compete against each other for a good cause, he said. “It’s a competition...
Quiet Sunday, rain returns next week

Quiet Sunday, rain returns next week

Partly cloudy skies are expected overnight as temperatures drop to near 40 degrees, Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar said. Because of the few clouds sticking around, it may be difficult to see the Lyrid Meteor Shower overnight and early Sunday, but with a few breaks you may be able to see some. Clouds may keep us from seeing Lyrid Meteor Shower tonight A quiet day Sunday  Chance for...
These local students wanted to share an important lesson on bullying. They won an award for the result.

These local students wanted to share an important lesson on bullying. They won an award for the result.

Local high school students took home a prestigious award for an anti-bullying video they created. Students at Northwestern Local Schools created the video to show students the impact bullying can have on victims. They earned a Student Production Award by the Emmy committee for their effort. “Winning this award was the turning point for me to want to do this in college and professionally,&rdquo...
Suspect in 2 Speedway robberies dies in Clark County Jail

Suspect in 2 Speedway robberies dies in Clark County Jail

A suspect in two Speedway robberies was identified Saturday as the inmate found deceased in his jail cell Friday evening, Clark County Sheriff Deb Burchett said. Brian S. Trainer, 41, of Urbana Twp. in Champaign County, died Saturday evening of an apparent suicide by hanging at the Clark County Jail, officials confirm. “He was the inmate that robbed two Speedway stations, one in the county and...
SUV hits buggy: Woman killed, husband, 2 infants critical; driver jailed in Shelby Co.

SUV hits buggy: Woman killed, husband, 2 infants critical; driver jailed in Shelby Co.

A Sidney man is facing aggravated vehicular homicide charges in connection to a fatal crash involving an SUV and horse-drawn buggy. Steven Eugene Hunter, 42, was booked into the Shelby County Jail early Saturday morning. He is being held without bond. A 23-year-old woman was killed, and her husband and two infant children all remain in critical condition at hospitals in Dayton. The Amish family who...
Feds: Indiana man uses 37 fake $20 bills at Dayton Dragons game

Feds: Indiana man uses 37 fake $20 bills at Dayton Dragons game

Kenneth J. Stopkotte may have bought himself some peanuts and Cracker Jack during Wednesday’s Dayton Dragons game but a federal agent alleged he used fake $20 bills to do it. Stopkotte, 52, an Indiana man on federal probation for stealing $180,000 of donations to Tennessee churches, recently got out of prison after serving more than three years. A new criminal complaint was filed in Dayton&rsquo...
Some left class. Some handed out T-shirts. Here’s how area students recognized a national walkout today.

Some left class. Some handed out T-shirts. Here’s how area students recognized a national walkout today.

Students across Clark and Champaign counties chose different ways to honor the victims of the Columbine and Parkland school shootings on Friday. Thousands of students across the country were set to walk out of class on Friday, the 19th anniversary of the shooting at Columbine High School in Colorado. This was the second time a national walkout took place, after the first on March 14. MORE: School...
George H.W. Bush: 9 things to know about the 41st president of the United States

George H.W. Bush: 9 things to know about the 41st president of the United States

Former President George Herbert Walker Bush was hospitalized Sunday in Houston after an infection spread to his blood, just days after the death of his wife, Barbara. "He is responding to treatments and appears to be recovering," his spokesman, Jim McGrath, tweeted Monday. Here are nine things you should know about Bush, who served as the 41st president of the United States from 1989...

Opinion: U.S. not as intolerant as we make it out to be

I don’t normally watch the GLAAD Media Awards. Not that there’s anything wrong with them. GLAAD, by the way, originally stood for “Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation” before the organization declared that GLAAD was its name and not an acronym. But I did see a video of Britney Spears’ acceptance of GLAAD’s Vanguard Award last week. “I feel like our society...

Opinion: Is Trump a gangster? He’s got the style

Former FBI Director James Comey says he could hear something familiar when he met with President Donald Trump, and it wasn’t nice. “I had a flashback to my days investigating the Mafia, La Cosa Nostra,” he told ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos in a special edition of 20/20 focusing on the former G-man’s new memoir. That caught my ear because I, too, had noticed a striking...
Disney offering hiring bonuses while unions prepare to return to the bargaining table

Disney offering hiring bonuses while unions prepare to return to the bargaining table

Walt Disney World is looking to hire more than 3,500 new workers, even offering “hiring bonuses” of up to $3,000 for some positions.  It all comes as the unions that represent 38,000 Disney workers get set to go back to the bargaining table next week.  Unionized workers have been locked in contract talks since last summer -- and since then, they’ve staged demonstrations...
Cam Newton surprises Special Olympics athletes with shopping spree

Cam Newton surprises Special Olympics athletes with shopping spree

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton surprised 20 children from Special Olympics North Carolina at a surprise shopping event at a Dick’s Sporting Goods in Barclay Downs, North Carolina, on Monday afternoon. Each child got a $200 gift card and spent time shopping with Newton, who served as a personal shopping consultant to the children and helped them buy fun sporting goods. Dick's Sporting...
Company recalls certain ice pops sold in 15 states

Company recalls certain ice pops sold in 15 states

A frozen novelty manufacturer is voluntarily recalling certain ice pops that are sold in 15 states for possible listeria contamination. According to US Recall News, Ziegenfelder Co., of Wheeling, West Virginia, is recalling about 3,000 cases of Budget $aver Cherry Pineapple Monster Pops and Sugar Free Twin Pops because of the possible health risk.  The ice pops were distributed to retail...
Teen girls abducted: Arrest made in 19-year-old cold case

Teen girls abducted: Arrest made in 19-year-old cold case

Investigators made a break in the 1999 disappearance of two Welch, Oklahoma, girls. Officials charged Ronnie Busick in connection with their disappearance, according to KOKI.  Ashley Freeman and Lauria Bible were 16 years old in 1999, when they planned a sleepover to celebrate Freeman's birthday.  The day after the sleepover, firefighters found Freeman's parents, Danny and Kathy Freeman...
Man with DUI history charged after running over 21-month-old son

Man with DUI history charged after running over 21-month-old son

An Arizona man who accidentally ran over his toddler son last week faces a charge of negligent homicide in the boy’s death, and prison records show that it isn’t the first time he’s been charged with killing or injuring someone in a drunken driving collision. Richard Louis Hamilton, 49, of Phoenix, was moving his truck Thursday evening in the yard of his family’s home when...
Toronto van attack: 10 dead, injuries reported

Toronto van attack: 10 dead, injuries reported

A van apparently jumped onto a sidewalk Monday at a busy intersection in Toronto and struck down pedestrians before the vehicle was found and the driver taken into custody, Canadian police said.
Solutions from local opioid forums presented to state leaders

Solutions from local opioid forums presented to state leaders

Proposed solutions to Ohio’s addiction crisis that grew out of a collaboration between journalists and local communities will be presented to Gov. John Kasich’s office. Through a series of community forums, including five in southwest Ohio in February, journalists with Your Voice Ohio heard from an estimated 500 individuals who have been touched in some way by the opioid crisis. Each person...
Madonna loses lawsuit to reclaim Tupac love letter, reports say

Madonna loses lawsuit to reclaim Tupac love letter, reports say

A judge has denied Madonna’s request to reclaim of an old love letter she received from Tupac due to a release she signed nearly 15 years ago, reports say. In 2017, the singer sued an auctioneer, Gotta Have It! Collectibles, and former art consultant Darlene Lutz over the sale of some personal items that went missing after she moved out her Miami home. >> Read more...
Springfield man pleads guilty to throwing kitten 40 feet in the air over power lines

Springfield man pleads guilty to throwing kitten 40 feet in the air over power lines

A Springfield man has pleaded guilty to throwing a kitten about 40 feet in the air over power lines. Christopher Robinson, 22, was sentenced to 90 days in jail by Clark County Municipal Court Judge Eugene Nevius on Monday. He was charged with cruelty to a companion animal and resisting arrest. MORE: Springfield man facing 100 years representing himself in trial Police began their investigation when...
What is State Issue 1 on the May ballot?

What is State Issue 1 on the May ballot?

On May 8, Ohio voters will decide on major changes to how Ohio draws district lines for members of Congress. The issue, put on the ballot by the General Assembly by a bi-partisan vote of 83-10 in the House and a unanimous vote in the Senate, is supposed to create a fairer process. After every census, Ohio lawmakers change the state’s congressional lines based on population shifts. Currently...
DJ Avicii’s family issues statement on his death, thanks supporters

DJ Avicii’s family issues statement on his death, thanks supporters

The family of Swedish dance music DJ Avicii has issued a statement days after his death. >> Read more trending news  Variety reported that the family of Avicii, whose real name was Tim Bergling, thanked fans and others for their support. Bergling was found dead in Muscat, Oman, a city in the Middle East, April 20. The cause of death is not yet known, but authorities have ruled out foul...
Macaulay Culkin doesn’t watch ‘Home Alone’ much, won’t make iconic face

Macaulay Culkin doesn’t watch ‘Home Alone’ much, won’t make iconic face

If fans run into Macaulay Culkin and ask the star to make his signature “Home Alone” face, they’re going to be disappointed. People reported that the actor, 37, who is best known as a child star who played Kevin McCallister in the 1990 holiday comedy says his notoriety makes him keep his head low around Christmas time. >> Read more trending news  “I definitely...
Kyle Plush case: Body cameras show cops stayed in car during search for teen dying in van

Kyle Plush case: Body cameras show cops stayed in car during search for teen dying in van

Body camera footage from two Cincinnati police officers’ search for a 16-year-old teen who was crushed to death by a seat in his minivan earlier this month shows the officers never left their patrol car while they looked for the teen. The footage shows the officers driving past the parking lot where Kyle Plush was dying on their way to search a separate lot on the campus of Seven Hills School...
She asked The Rock to the prom. His response amazed her

She asked The Rock to the prom. His response amazed her

An awesome high school senior invited Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson to her senior prom by posting a video of herself in an outfit paying homage to The Rock’s famously dorky 80s look and showcasing her superb collection of Rock gear. “Will you ‘Rock’ it at prom with me?” Katie Kelzenberg asked. Check it out: Alas, The Rock’s filming schedule prevents...
Florida judge does not return to courtroom after berating frail inmate who died 3 days later

Florida judge does not return to courtroom after berating frail inmate who died 3 days later

A Florida judge who berated a frail inmate who died three days later will not return to the bench, court officials said.  Circuit Court Judge Merrilee Ehrlich will not return to the bench after her treatment of Sandra Twiggs, 59, who appeared before her last week on a misdemeanor domestic violence charge, Broward Chief Administrative Judge Jack Tuter said Saturday, according to WFOR. &ldquo...
Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, girlfriend Lauren Hashian welcome second child

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, girlfriend Lauren Hashian welcome second child

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and his girlfriend Lauren Hashian have welcomed a second daughter to their family. Us Weekly reported that the action star announced the news in the form of an Instagram post. The image shows Johnson cradling his daughter, named Tiana Gia Johnson, as she rests on his bare chest. >> Read more trending news  “Blessed and proud to bring another strong...
Atlanta a hot spot for sugar daddies willing to pay college tuition

Atlanta a hot spot for sugar daddies willing to pay college tuition

We’ve known for some time that Atlanta is considered a hub for sex trafficking. But who knew metro Atlanta is also known for having an abundant number of, ahem, sugar daddies — older men seeking the companionship of college-age women? >> Read more trending news  According to SeekingArrangement.com, Georgia ranks sixth in the country, behind places like Arizona, Philadelphia...
Video shows Alabama police wrestle woman, expose her breasts at Waffle House

Video shows Alabama police wrestle woman, expose her breasts at Waffle House

A graphic video showing police officers wrestling a black 25-year-old woman before arresting her inside a Saraland, Alabama, Waffle House restaurant Sunday is making the rounds on social media, sparking outrage across the country. The incident allegedly escalated over 50 cents’ worth of plastic cutlery. Chikesia Clemons was arrested around 2:45 a.m. on charges of “disorderly conduct...
Waffle House shooting: Man accused of killing 4 in Tennessee arrested

Waffle House shooting: Man accused of killing 4 in Tennessee arrested

Authorities on Monday afternoon arrested a man suspected of stripping at a Waffle House in Antioch, Tennessee, early Sunday before opening fire on customers and employees, killing four people. Nashville police confirmed that authorities arrested suspected shooter Travis Reinking, 29, on Monday afternoon. He was earlier identified as the man suspected of killing Taurean C. Sanderlin, 29; Joe R. Perez...
Officer retires from police force, makes emotional final call

Officer retires from police force, makes emotional final call

Twenty-five years on the job is a lifetime for some, and to leave that life would be emotional to almost anyone.  Dave Renteria knows something about that. After a quarter-century of patrolling the streets of Jackson, Michigan, Renteria retired this weekend, WILX reported. >> Read more trending news   His final call at the end of shift was recorded Sunday, and the raw emotion...
Memorial service held for woman killed during Southwest Airlines flight

Memorial service held for woman killed during Southwest Airlines flight

Nearly 2,000 mourners paid tribute to the New Mexico woman killed during last week’s Southwest Airlines engine explosion, KRQE reported. Jennifer Riordan, 43, of Albuquerque was killed while flying from New York to Dallas on Tuesday. The plane’s engine exploded, shattering her window. Riordan, 43, was remembered for her compassion and ““boundless energy” and...
Unfazed while being shot with Taser, unruly passenger forcibly removed from American Airlines flight

Unfazed while being shot with Taser, unruly passenger forcibly removed from American Airlines flight

Police used a stun gun and forcibly removed an unruly passenger Sunday who started a fight with a couple aboard a plane at Miami International Airport, police said.  Jacob Garcia, 28, touched a female passenger without her permission, screamed and insulted her and her boyfriend before attendants on the American Airlines flight from Miami to Chicago moved him to another seat, according to...
Police try to use dead man’s fingerprint to unlock phone

Police try to use dead man’s fingerprint to unlock phone

Police in Florida tried an unusual means recently to unlock a cellphone. They visited a funeral home in Clearwater to use a dead man’s finger to open his phone as part of the investigation into his death, as well as another case they were working on, The Tampa Bay Times reported. But while legal, not everyone is agreeing that they should have used Linus Phillip’s body to try to open the...
April’s weather is poised to break this 68-year-old area record

April’s weather is poised to break this 68-year-old area record

April is almost over, and if you thought it has been a cold start to spring, you would be correct. In fact, according to data compiled by the National Weather Service in Wilmington, April in the Miami Valley has so far been the coldest on record. Records in our area date back 125 years. Even with the warmer temperatures that arrived over the weekend, it is doubtful there will be enough time left in...
Beyoncé, Google announce more HBCU scholarships 

Beyoncé, Google announce more HBCU scholarships 

Beyoncé has partnered with Google to give more scholarships this year. The singer’s BeyGOOD initiative initially announced a $100,000 donation to four historically black colleges April 16, just after Beyonce’s Coachella headlining set. >> Read more trending news  The announcement last week said that $25,000 each will go to Tuskegee University...
Dodgeball tournament raises money to fight leukemia

Dodgeball tournament raises money to fight leukemia

University students, faculty and community members in Pennsylvania teamed up for a glow-in-the-dark dodgeball tournament Friday night that raised funds for blood cancer awareness and research for cures. Robert Morris University was picked by the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society to be the first college to pilot "Dodge The Dark." "We wanted to find a way where college students could become...
Houston woman arrested for allegedly setting fire to car with 3 kids inside

Houston woman arrested for allegedly setting fire to car with 3 kids inside

A Texas woman was arrested after allegedly setting a car on fire while sitting inside it with her children, KTRK said. According to Houston police, witnesses reported seeing the woman revving up her engine until it caught fire. The woman’s three children -- ages 9, 11 and 13 -- were inside the car, KTRK reported. A witness intervened and the woman fled on foot her with her children, according...
What will royal baby be named?

What will royal baby be named?

Now that the latest royal baby’s been born, what will his name be? The royal parents, William and Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, may already know, but the rest of us don’t, yet. At it will probably be a few days until they make the official royal proclamation, CNN reported. Bookmakers say that the favorites for a boy were Arthur, Albert or James. >> Read more trending news ...
NRA: Yeti won't do business with us

NRA: Yeti won't do business with us

Add Austin-based Yeti to the list of companies severing ties with the National Rifle Association. According to published reports, the NRA sent an email to its members over the weekend claiming that the maker of coolers and thermal mugs had “suddenly, without prior notice” indicated it no longer wished to do business with the NRA Foundation. “That certainly isn’t sportsmanlike...
Michael Jackson’s first moonwalk shoes up for auction

Michael Jackson’s first moonwalk shoes up for auction

The shoes worn by Michael Jackson when he did the moonwalk for the first time are up for auction. CNN reported that the King of Pop’s Florsheim Imperial leather shoes which were owned by the late singer, are being auctioned by GWS Auctions. >> Read more trending news  The black loafers were worn by Jackson when he did his signature moonwalk dance while performing &ldquo...
Steel rods to blame for flat tires to 30 cars on Florida highway

Steel rods to blame for flat tires to 30 cars on Florida highway

A truck and trailer dropped steel rods onto Interstate 95 in South Florida early Monday, causing flat tires to 30 vehicles, the Florida Highway Patrol said. Crews have removed debris from the roadway and troopers are looking on the shoulders of the highway to make sure all of the rods have been collected, said Lt. Alvaro A. Feola, a FHP spokesman. No one was injured, Feola said. A few cars also sustained...
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