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Falling unemployment rates in Clark, Champaign Counties create hiring challenges for employers

Clark County’s unemployment rate fell to 4.4 percent last month, and Clark County economic development officials said employers are increasingly looking to recent high school and college graduates as competition for workers increases. Clark County’s unemployment rate was 5.3 percent the previous month. The rate also improved compared to the same month last year, when it was 4.9 percent...


Hospital network to repay student debt for some nurses

Hospital network to repay student debt for some nurses

Nurses hired for hard-to-fill roles at Mercy Health could get up to $20,000 in student loans repaid. The program launched in August as unemployment drops and competition heats up for nurses among not just hospitals but other health care providers like nursing homes, home health agencies and physician practices. Mercy Health, which locally includes locations in the Springfield and Cincinnati areas...
2nd Ohio Task Force 1 team returns to Kettering from flooded N. Carolina

2nd Ohio Task Force 1 team returns to Kettering from flooded N. Carolina

The rest of Ohio Task Force 1 returned tonight after spending two weeks in North Carolina assisting with recovery efforts after Hurricane Florence. The 16-member water rescue team says its the bulk of its assignment came in the days after the storm, when unrelenting rain led to massive flooding. Because so many people chose to ride out the storm, the task force had to check on residents, and when...
Libertarians file complaint over three Ohio governor debates

Libertarians file complaint over three Ohio governor debates

The Libertarian Party of Ohio on Monday filed a complaint with the Ohio Elections Commission over being excluded from three gubernatorial debates, including the first one held last week at the University of Dayton between Democrat Richard Cordray and Republican Mike DeWine. The 23-page complaint alleges that the university and the DeWine and Cordray campaigns excluded other qualified gubernatorial...
Unemployment rates fall in Clark, Champaign counties in August

Unemployment rates fall in Clark, Champaign counties in August

Clark County’s unemployment rate fell to 4.4 percent in August, down from 5.3 percent the previous month. Numbers released this morning from the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services showed Champaign County’s unemployment rate also fell to 3.8 percent last month, compared to 4.6 percent in July. Ohio’s unemployment rate was 4.6 percent in August, unchanged from July.
Clark County Municipal Court cases

Clark County Municipal Court cases

CASES CALLED MONDAY INCLUDED: David S. Back, 47, of 1019 Woodlawn Ave., OVI, speed, innocent, continued. Jasean L. Fleming, 19, of 1802 Norwood Ave., domestic violence, innocent, continued, public defender appointed, bond $2,500; assault, child endangering, innocent, continued. Trista L. Gray, 26, of 1832 W. Washington St., two counts child endangering, innocent, continued, public defender appointed...
Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

COMMON PLEAS COURT NEW SUITS 18-CV-0471 - Nationstar Mortgage LLC v. Timothy A. Grieser, New Carlisle, et al., complaint in foreclosure for property located at 3839 Spence Road, New Carlisle, for $82,129. 18-CV-0474 - Nationstar Mortgage LLC v. Della I. Mollett, 1727 S. Belmont Ave., et al., complaint in foreclosure in rem. 18-CV-0476 - Connie Rosellen, Vero Beach, Fla., v. Dignity Memorial Network...
System issues causing delays, slow transactions at Ohio BMV locations

System issues causing delays, slow transactions at Ohio BMV locations

The Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles reported system issues Tuesday that has led to transactions running slower than normal.  The Ohio BMV advised people heading to locations Tuesday to call ahead before arriving, according to a tweet around posted around 9 a.m.  The issues with the BMV’s system started last week with a transition to new hardware, Lindsey Bohrer, a spokeswoman for the...
Tipp City Mum Festival turns 60, race marks 40th year

Tipp City Mum Festival turns 60, race marks 40th year

It’s a milestone year in more ways than one for the Tipp City Mum Festival. The annual salute to everything mums is celebrating its 60th year Friday through Sunday with activities ranging from a massive Friday night car show to a parade down Main Street and two days of entertainment, food and arts and crafts at Tipp City Park. “We invite people to come out and have a good time. It is difficult...
Dayton schools argue DeWine conflicted, inadequate to handle ECOT suit

Dayton schools argue DeWine conflicted, inadequate to handle ECOT suit

Dayton Public Schools and Logan-Hocking Local Schools are arguing in court that Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is incapable of adequately representing school districts in a lawsuit seeking to recoup funds from the failed Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow.   A filing Monday in Franklin County Common Pleas Court argues that DeWine – who is running for governor – has a conflict...
Increased charges to be sought against Clark Co. stabbing suspect

Increased charges to be sought against Clark Co. stabbing suspect

Raymond Roberts, the 42-year-old Springfield man accused of slicing his wife’s throat, could be facing more serious charges than initially anticipated. “The state intends to pursue charges of attempted murder and felonious assault for two separate acts during this incident,” said Clark County Assistant Prosecutor Megan Farley during Roberts’ arraignment in the Clark County...
Judges order review of Clark County Clerk of Court’s Office in ongoing dispute

Judges order review of Clark County Clerk of Court’s Office in ongoing dispute

Clark County’s Common Pleas Court Judges have ordered a review of the county clerk’s office after they said the clerk has failed to perform her duties and did not comply with previous court rules. Common Pleas Court Judges Douglas Rastatter, Richard O’Neill and Thomas Capper jointly filed three separate orders in June complaining of repeated delays in the filing of court documents...
Davidson plans legislation to regulate cryptocurrency businesses

Davidson plans legislation to regulate cryptocurrency businesses

Congressman Warren Davidson said he wants to see “regulatory clarity” in the cryptocurrency market after a discussion with industry experts and lawmakers. Davidson, R-Troy, indends to introduce a House bill that would offer what he calls a “light-touch” regulation of the burgeoning and complex cryptocurrency market, which he discussed at Tuesday’s “Legislating Certainty...
Showers, storms possible overnight, early showers Wednesday

Showers, storms possible overnight, early showers Wednesday

Storms still possible overnight Early showers, turning cooler Wednesday Quiet weekend ahead OVERNIGHT: A few isolated showers or storms may be around before midnight then a more prominent line of storms will move through the region overnight. While an isolated strong to severe storm cannot be ruled out, the greater threat for severe storms will likely stay north of the Miami Valley overnigh....
Champaign County Pet of the Week

Champaign County Pet of the Week

Max is a 4-month-old male short-haired cat. He is a typical mischievous little kitten who loves to run and play (with everything). Once he’s played out, he likes to cuddle up and purr in your arms. Max’s adoption will include a neuter certificate. He is up to date on the appropriate vaccinations and has tested negative for feline leukemia. Come visit Max at the Paws Animal Shelter, 1535...
Clark County Pet of the Week

Clark County Pet of the Week

Meet Jack. He is an adorable younger pit mix who is looking for an active and fun house. Jack loves to play. He is doing much better walking on a leash and is mostly kennel trained, but he does still get confused by the indoor/outdoor kennels. Jack’s adoption fee is $65 and includes his neuter, vaccinations including rabies, worming, microchip with a free lifetime registration and 2018 dog license...
Shoes 4 the Shoeless takes needed supplies to NC hurricane victims

Shoes 4 the Shoeless takes needed supplies to NC hurricane victims

Shoes 4 the Shoeless (S4TS) will be taking over 1,000 pairs of shoes, socks, and other needed supplies to children and their families in need due to Hurricane Florence, according to a release. The goal is to fill three 26-foot trucks with needed items to take to the residents of Pollacksville, North Carolina. Items can be donated on Sept. 27 from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and on Sept. 28 from 8:00 a...
Some will get complimentary entries for 2019 & 2020 Air Force Marathons

Some will get complimentary entries for 2019 & 2020 Air Force Marathons

An estimated 500 participants in this year's Air Force Marathon who couldn't finish the race because of the heat will be offered a complimentary entry into either the 2019 or 2020 event, race Director Brandon Hough said in an email to participants Monday. The offer does not apply to participants who dropped out of the event, Hough said in the email.  "This is specifically for the runners...
How virtual and augmented reality are changing the way you shop

How virtual and augmented reality are changing the way you shop

See what new curtains, a new refrigerator or a new couch look like in your own home before you buy them with virtual or augmented reality applications created by a company based in the Miami Valley. Marxent is working with big name retailers, like Macy’s, to give customers a new shopping experience.  With a virtual reality headset over his eyes, Marxent’s lead for product development...
Miamisburg man dies while swimming in Outer Banks, North Carolina

Miamisburg man dies while swimming in Outer Banks, North Carolina

A Miamisburg man died over the weekend while swimming in the ocean along the Outer Banks in North Carolina. The body of Kyler Miles, 35, was found early this morning by Town of Duck police, according to a release from the police department in North Carolina. Miles went for a swim Sunday morning, and emergency crews were dispatched at approximately 7:53 a.m. for a “swimmer in distress,&rdquo...
Police ask for public’s help to find missing Springfield man

Police ask for public’s help to find missing Springfield man

Springfield police are asking for the public’s help to find a man missing since Thursday.  Cameron Lee Wells, 20, was reported missing to police Sept. 20, although a family member told officers they haven’t had contact with him since Sept. 5.  Wells suffers from medical issues and has refused to take medication, Springfield police said in a media release Monday.  Wells is...
Should Ohio schools ban Indian nicknames? Group asks state for help.

Should Ohio schools ban Indian nicknames? Group asks state for help.

A half-dozen speakers urged the state board of education to ban the use of Native American nicknames, logos and mascots for school sports teams, citing negative stereotypes and derogatory images. Nineteen high schools in the region use Native American-related nicknames such as Braves, Indians and Warriors, most with an accompanying Indian-related logo. Three schools north of Dayton — St. Henry...
Time to downsize? Gas prices jump 70 cents from last year

Time to downsize? Gas prices jump 70 cents from last year

Motorists waiting for post-Labor Day gas prices to drop could be waiting awhile, according to some analysts who don’t foresee the cost of a fill-up decreasing any time soon among strong demand and short supply. Gas prices in the region averaged $2.86 today, up from about $2.74 a week ago and 73 cents higher than a year ago at this time, according to the website GasBuddy.com, which tracks U.S...
Marathon acquisition could close in early October

Marathon acquisition could close in early October

A roughly $23 billion merger between Marathon Petroleum Corp. and Andeavor, a rival refining firm, could be finalized as early as next week, according to information from Marathon. Shareholders of both companies approved a combination of the two firms in special meetings today, according to a news release from Marathon. The companies expect to officially close the deal on Oct. 1. “We are pleased...
Kings Island to close one of the park’s 16 roller coasters

Kings Island to close one of the park’s 16 roller coasters

Kings Island has announced plans to close one of its 16 roller coasters at the end of Halloween Haunt later this fall, the park said in a prepared statement. The amusement park did not release the name of the roller coaster that will be closing, however said it plans to reveal the coaster later this week.  Guests to the annual Halloween event on Friday were the first to see a new grave site in...
Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

COMMON PLEAS COURT NEW SUITS 18-CV-0465 - Citibank, N.A., as Trustee, v. Carolyn S. Grover, 714 S. Wittenberg Ave., et al., complaint in foreclosure for $40,741. 18-CV-0472 - The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, NA, fka The Bank of New York Trust Company, N.A., v. Unknown heirs, legatees, devisees, executors, administrators and assigns and their spouses, if any, of Walter E. Plantz Jr., address...
Deported Fairfield mom back with family after 17 months in Mexico

Deported Fairfield mom back with family after 17 months in Mexico

Maribel Trujillo Diaz, the Fairfield mother of four who was deported to Mexico 17 months ago, has been reunited with her family, her legal team announced Monday. She will be able to remain in the country until a hearing in Cleveland that likely will happen next summer. Maribel, who goes by Trujillo as a last name, was deported April 19, 2017, to Mexico City. She had lived illegally in this country...
Clark County sells land near fairgrounds for development

Clark County sells land near fairgrounds for development

The Board of Clark County Commissioners sold the former National Guard Armory property with the intention being to tear the buildings down and redevelop the it for commercial use. The former Springfield National Guard Armory at 4400 Laybourne Road near the Clark County Fairgrounds became available in 2009 when the unit decided to move to an armory close to the Springfield-Beckley Municipal Airport...
Man charged with arson after domestic incident, house fire in Springfield

Man charged with arson after domestic incident, house fire in Springfield

Police arrested a 26-year-old man on a preliminary charge of arson after a fire broke out in a Springfield home Monday morning.  Police arrested Mark Allen Bass Jr. on charges of aggravated arson, obstruction of official business, misconduct at an emergency and cruelty to animals, a Springfield police dispatch supervisor said. Police were first requested to the home in the 1400 block of Sunset...
WHIO-TV profiles 4 unsolved local murders

WHIO-TV profiles 4 unsolved local murders

It is the show that has helped investigators solve some of our area's most haunting murder cases. "Miami Valley Murder Mysteries" airs Tuesday night at 7:30 p.m. on WHIO-TV, Channel 7. The 30-minute special profiles 4 unsolved murders and 4 families seeking justice.  "It's hard to go every day and you're thinking about it. What happened? Who did this to our mother? Who would...
Restaurant considers bringing store to Springfield

Restaurant considers bringing store to Springfield

A Cincinnati-based restaurant chain is considering a possible restaurant in Springfield, but so far has not been able to find a franchisee, the company’s chief development officer told the News-Sun. Buffalo Wings and Rings operates more than 55 locations in Ohio, Illinois, Texas, Indiana and Kentucky, along with a handful of other states. The chain has saturated the Cincinnati market, and it...
Clark County Municipal Court cases

Clark County Municipal Court cases

CASES CALLED THURSDAY INCLUDED: Joe K. F. Gohl, 23, of 1730 Rutland Ave., OVI, four counts 12 point suspension, five counts driving under suspension OVI suspension, fictitious plates, theft, falsification, dismissed - prosecutor request. CASES CALLED FRIDAY INCLUDED: Douglas G. Beverly Jr., 38, of 4929 N. River Road, three counts theft, innocent, continued, public defender appointed, bond $3,000;...
Car hydroplanes, causes crash with semi on I-70 East in Clark County

Car hydroplanes, causes crash with semi on I-70 East in Clark County

Weather conditions are being investigated as a factor in a crash between a car and semi that seriously injured one driver.  The crash was reported around 8:40 a.m. on Interstate 70 East, east of Interstate 675 in Mad River Twp., Clark County.  Investigators said a car hydroplaned and was hit by a semi. The driver of the car suffered serious injuries and was transported to Miami Valley Hospital...
Spooky Nook to include second-largest convention space in region

Spooky Nook to include second-largest convention space in region

People shouldn’t think of the proposed Spooky Nook at Champion Mill gigantic indoor sports complex as only an athletic facility, City Manager Joshua Smith told an audience Thursday at his ninth annual State of the City speech. Here’s another way to view it, he suggested: When completed in 2021, it will contain the region’s second-largest convention space, behind only the Duke Energy...
Navistar focused on efficiency in Springfield plant

Navistar focused on efficiency in Springfield plant

Navistar’s Springfield plant is focusing on making its manufacturing processes more efficient and identifying problems earlier to improve the quality of its vehicles. The company has invested millions in new equipment in Springfield over the past several years to revamp the interior of the facility and streamline its manufacturing processes, said Mark Hernandez, the company’s vice president...
After soggy overnight, strong storms possible Tuesday

After soggy overnight, strong storms possible Tuesday

Soggy overnight ahead Threat for strong storms Tuesday Turning cooler again midweek Overnight: Expect cloudy skies with occasional rain to continue overnight, Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell said. Temperatures will hold in the upper 60s. Tuesday: Skies will be mostly cloudy with occasional showers and storms likely. Some of the storms could be strong or severe late...
Man reportedly stabbed in the neck in Springfield

Man reportedly stabbed in the neck in Springfield

Police responded to a second reported stabbing in Springfield Sunday. Emergency crews were dispatched on a report of a man with a neck wound from a stabbing in the 1700 block of Mound Street around 7:50 p.m. The two reported stabbings occurred within an hour of each other. We will continue to update this story as more details become available. 
Woman reportedly stabbed in Springfield

Woman reportedly stabbed in Springfield

Emergency crews responded to Rice Street in Springfield Sunday around 6:55 p.m., according to Springfield dispatch. Initial reports indicated a woman was stabbed in the 200 block of Rice Street, but we are working to confirm these reports. No further information was provided. We are working to learn more and will update this page as information becomes available.
Kettering abortion provider appeals ruling that would force closure

Kettering abortion provider appeals ruling that would force closure

The Dayton-area’s lone abortion provider has appealed a Montgomery County judge’s decision in late August to uphold a state ruling that would force its closure. The clinic is expected to remain open during the appeal process, lawyers for Women’s Med said. MORE: These local fire departments are looking for more full-timers, matching a larger trend In 2016, Judge Mary Wiseman allowed...
Kettering facility hoping legislation can provide financial boost

Kettering facility hoping legislation can provide financial boost

A local facility that specializes in the treatment of babies experiencing withdrawal could get a financial boost from legislation that passed in the U.S. Senate this week. Brigid’s Path, which recently celebrated its one-year anniversary at 3601 S Dixie Dr., is not eligible to receive Medicaid reimbursement. It relies heavily on donations from individuals and foundations, said Jill Kingston...
Clues sought for missing Miamisburg woman after year of police probe

Clues sought for missing Miamisburg woman after year of police probe

Police are seeking more clues from the public on the one-year anniversary since they began investigating the disappearance of a Miamisburg woman. Despite numerous extensive searches involving state and federal law enforcement, Chelsey Coe’s whereabouts has remained a mystery to Miamisburg police since she was reported missing Sept. 24, 2017, a week before her 26th birthday. Coe’s mother...
Retired therapist celebrates 30 years of program to help Parkinson’s patients

Retired therapist celebrates 30 years of program to help Parkinson’s patients

A retired physical therapist who has treated area Parkinson’s patients for several years is celebrating the 30th anniversary of a program he developed designed to help local patients with Parkinson’s disease remain independent. Bob Kann developed his P.A.R.K. program in 1988, and said he is also issuing the fifth edition to his book the P.A.R.K. Manuel which explains the program. The P...
Greenon set to host ceremony to kick off construction of new school

Greenon set to host ceremony to kick off construction of new school

Greenon Local Schools will host a groundbreaking ceremony for their new $50 million school this week. The ceremony will take place Wednesday night at 6 p.m. at the current Indian Valley Intermediate School campus. “Along with the community, the Board of Education and staff have been eagerly anticipating this important moment in our district’s history,” said Dennis Henry, Greenon...
Looking back in Springfield: No liquor in Clark County

Looking back in Springfield: No liquor in Clark County

Ohio’s Rose Laws, passed in 1908, let counties vote individually about allowing alcohol sales. Clark County was one of thirty-five to go dry by 1909, which meant saloons across the county shuttered their doors.  This particular saloon on Fountain, one of many on the street closed by the local vote, is shown here in August advertising upcoming events including Barnum and Bailey, a &ldquo...
Deaths of mom, kids found dead in Mississippi River ruled murder-suicide

Deaths of mom, kids found dead in Mississippi River ruled murder-suicide

The Crittenden County Medical Examiner in Arkansas has ruled the death of Memphis, Tennessee, mother Aisha Fair and her two sons a murder-suicide. The news comes several weeks after deputies found Fair and her young boys dead inside a car in the Mississippi River. The Crittenden County Sheriff’s Office said Fair was in an accident on I-40 moments before going into the river in late...
Rihanna's Los Angeles home possibly burglarized again, report says

Rihanna's Los Angeles home possibly burglarized again, report says

A possible break-in was reported at Rihanna's mansion in Los Angeles, KCBS said late Tuesday. According to the news station, Los Angeles police were seen at the singer's Hollywood Hills home about 10:30 p.m. PDT Tuesday after responding to a reported burglary. Witnesses said a silver vehicle fled the scene as alarms sounded, police said. Authorities said nobody was believed to be inside the house...
Piano teacher may have molested dozens of kids over 3 decades, police say

Piano teacher may have molested dozens of kids over 3 decades, police say

Police believe a Roswell, Georgia, piano teacher may have sexually abused dozens of his students over three decades of teaching.  WSB-TV first reported on Troy Palmer's arrest earlier this month at his home in north Fulton County. Two victims came forward over the summer with stories about the abuse they suffered during Palmer's lessons. Since his arrest, police tell WSB-TV's Mike...
Sonic to be sold to Arby's owner Inspire Brands for $2.3 billion

Sonic to be sold to Arby's owner Inspire Brands for $2.3 billion

Atlanta-based Inspire Brands is buying Sonic in a $2.3 billion deal that will dramatically boost its size and reach, the companies announced Tuesday morning. Sonic, which operates a chain of 3,500 restaurants with hundreds of franchisees, has about $4.4 billion in revenues – more than half the $7.6 billion in sales racked up by Inspire. In a statement, Inspire officials called ...

Opinion: Why I’m betting on millennials this Election Day

Millennials (and their younger siblings from Generation Z) are the largest, most diverse and progressive group of potential voters in American history, comprising fully 30 percent of the voting-age population. On Nov. 6, they’ll have the power to alter the course of American politics — flipping Congress, changing the leadership of states and cities, making lawmakers act and look more like...
FBI crime stats: Violent offenses, property crimes declined in 2017

FBI crime stats: Violent offenses, property crimes declined in 2017

Violent and property crimes decreased nationally, according to the FBI’s annual survey of crime in the United States. Preliminary national numbers portend a further decline this year.. The 2017 stats are welcome news after the previous two years showed slight increases in violent crime. Last year nationally, violent crime dipped 0.9 percent, a rate of 392.9 offenses per 100,000 residents. Property...
Delta Airlines computer tracking system back up; outage over

Delta Airlines computer tracking system back up; outage over

Update 11:06 p.m. EDT Sept. 25: Delta Airlines has fixed it’s computer system after an outage Tuesday caused a nationwide groundstop. Delta officials said operations were returning to normal and that it was working to rebook passengers whose flights were disrupted. “We apologize to all customers for this inconvenience,” the company said in a written statement. The ground stop did...
Tyler Perry buys home for ailing mother of Atlanta gospel singer

Tyler Perry buys home for ailing mother of Atlanta gospel singer

Filmmaker Tyler Perry is lending a helping hand to the mother of a former colleague. Perry reportedly just purchased a home for her in Atlanta.  >> Read more trending news  Perry recently bought a $350,000 house for Bettie Pace, the ailing mother of LaShun Pace, a gospel singer and actress who worked alongside Perry in a play in 1999. When the “Madea” star learned...
Woman describes bitter escape from ‘cult’ of Scientology in new book

Woman describes bitter escape from ‘cult’ of Scientology in new book

Author and former Scientologist Michelle LeClair was just a teenager when she was first introduced to the Church of Scientology. She had moved from Norman, Oklahoma to Los Angeles where she felt adrift and alone, the perfect conditions, she said, for being recruited into what she now identifies as a cult with diminished power. >> Read more trending news  “Nobody cares what the Church...
‘I never thought my dog would get shot’: Puppy killed in front of kids

‘I never thought my dog would get shot’: Puppy killed in front of kids

A man is accused of shooting and killing a puppy in front of children in northwest Atlanta, according to WSB-TV. On Tuesday, police released surveillance photos of the suspect, who is believed to live in that area. Police also want to speak to a woman seen with the man when he was running away from the scene. The man allegedly pulled out a gun and shot the 5-month-old brown lab, named Lady, on Hightower...
Hurricane safety: Who's responsible when a tree falls on your home or car?

Hurricane safety: Who's responsible when a tree falls on your home or car?

After a hurricane strikes, there is always plenty of damage to homes, cars and other property. Here are some tips to help determine who might be responsible when a tree falls on a home or car.  If the tree falls on your home, your homeowners insurance should cover it. Homeowners insurance covers any covered structure on your property or a blocked driveway/wheelchair ramp. The insurance also pays...
Vote on SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh set for Friday by Senate committee

Vote on SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh set for Friday by Senate committee

Controversy continues to swirl around Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh in the wake of decades-old sexual misconduct allegations leveled against him by a pair of women. What was expected to be a simple nomination process has become mired in allegations involving incidents alleged to have occurred while Kavanaugh was in high school or college. Deborah Ramirez told The New Yorker he made...
Just Dunkin': Dunkin' Donuts to change its name

Just Dunkin': Dunkin' Donuts to change its name

Dunkin' is dropping the donuts - from its name, anyway. Donuts are still on the menu, but the company is renaming itself "Dunkin'" to reflect its increasing emphasis on coffee and other drinks. Besides, Dunkin' Donuts has already been on a first-name basis with its customers long before the tagline, "America Runs on Dunkin'." In a press release, the chain says it recognizes that...
Bill Cosby sentenced to 3-10 years in state prison

Bill Cosby sentenced to 3-10 years in state prison

A judge sentenced comedian Bill Cosby to three to 10 years in state prison Tuesday, five months after a jury found him guilty of drugging and molesting a onetime friend in 2004. Judge Steven O’Neil handed down the sentence after ruling earlier Tuesday that Cosby, 81, is a “sexually violent predator.” The designation means he will have to undergo lifetime counseling...
Weight Watchers rebrands as WW

Weight Watchers rebrands as WW

Weight Watchers is no more. The company, which offers various products for weight loss and maintenance, has rebranded as WW. Touting itself as “Weight Watchers reimagined,” the brand’s new tagline is “Wellness that Works.” >> Read more trending news  “The name WW reflects that we’re becoming the world’s partner in wellness,” according...
Lawmakers may strengthen Ohio’s anti-hazing law

Lawmakers may strengthen Ohio’s anti-hazing law

State lawmakers are considering beefing up Ohio’s anti-hazing statute to cover behavior beyond the initiation period. State Sen. Kevin Bacon, R-Westerville, said that current law is too narrow because the definition of hazing is limited to abuse that occurs only during the initiation. “Often times, people do not stop being victims of hazing once they complete their initiation, yet the...
Maddox Ritch search: Missing North Carolina boy's father opens up in emotional interview

Maddox Ritch search: Missing North Carolina boy's father opens up in emotional interview

The desperate search for a 6-year-old North Carolina boy who vanished from a Gastonia park entered its fifth day Wednesday. Authorities are offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the return of Maddox Ritch. The boy was last seen Saturday at Rankin Lake Park with his father and a friend. Update 6:19 a.m. EDT Sept. 26: For the first time, we are hearing from 6-year-old Maddox Ritch's father...
More than 500 props from ‘The Office’ up for auction

More than 500 props from ‘The Office’ up for auction

You won’t find Dwight’s stapler suspended in Jell-O, but now you can own Darryl’s red stapler or Pam’s staple remover from the NBC comedy “The Office.” Until Oct. 5, fans can bid on more than 500 props from the online auction site Screenbid. “The Office” aired from 2005 to 2013 as a mockumentary about workers at the Scranton, Pennsylvania...
Southeastern grocery giant Publix set to open organic-focused GreenWise Atlanta market

Southeastern grocery giant Publix set to open organic-focused GreenWise Atlanta market

Forget the chicken tender Pub Subs and sugary iced tea. Publix has announced that it intends to open one of its new GreenWise Markets in metro Atlanta that sells only natural foods. >> Read more trending news  The new format is an extension of what shoppers know as the GreenWise section in Publix supermarkets that are about a quarter-aisle of healthier fare. There was no announced opening...
5 things to know about Bill Cosby, his prison sentence, victim Andrea Constand

5 things to know about Bill Cosby, his prison sentence, victim Andrea Constand

Actor and comedian Bill Cosby was sentenced Tuesday to three to 10 years in state prison for drugging and molesting Andrea Constand, his once-friend, in 2004.  More than 60 women have said publicly that Cosby drugged then assaulted them. Some of the alleged assaults date back to the early 1960s.   >> Read more trending news  Cosby was sentenced by Judge Steven O&rsquo...
Tall people more likely to develop varicose veins, study finds

Tall people more likely to develop varicose veins, study finds

Varicose veins affect 30 million people in the United States, and the many of those people happen to be tall, according to a new report.  >> Read more trending news  Researchers from Stanford University School of Medicine recently conducted a study, published in the Circulation journal, to explore the link between height and varicose veins, which are swollen, twisted veins that...
Bill Cosby sentenced to prison: Read Andrea Constand's impact statement

Bill Cosby sentenced to prison: Read Andrea Constand's impact statement

Bill Cosby was sentenced to 3 to 10 years in state prison Tuesday. The sentencing comes five months after he was found guilty of drugging and molesting Andrea Constand in 2004. Constand came forward to accuse Cosby of “inappropriate touching” in 2005. Cosby settled with Constand in 2006. >> Read more trending news  Cosby’s sentencing came less than a year after a...
8 unsolved murders in the Miami Valley

8 unsolved murders in the Miami Valley

Some murders go unsolved and killers slip through the cracks. Time passes and families of the victims lose hope, but the families never forget and the detectives never give up. Tonight, Tuesday, Sept. 25, WHIO-TV presents “Miami Valley Murder Mysteries” at 7:30 p.m. right before the season premiere of ‘NCIS.” The show profiles 4 cold cases recently reopened by local law enforcement...
Mom charged after disabled son dies weighing 38 pounds

Mom charged after disabled son dies weighing 38 pounds

A Texas woman has been charged after her adult disabled son died malnourished, dehydrated and infested with lice, court records show. Alma Munoz, 47, of San Antonio, has been charged with injury to a disabled person, according to Fox San Antonio. Telemundo reported that Munoz was arrested Monday. Munoz called police May 27 to report finding her 21-year-old son dead, the Fox affiliate reported...
Firefighter leaves own wedding to put out fire

Firefighter leaves own wedding to put out fire

A volunteer firefighter didn’t let his own wedding stop him from doing his job. KARE reported that Jeremy Bourasa, an on-call firefighter in St. Paul Park, Minnesota, had his ceremony with his bride, Krista Bourasa, at his fire station. They lost their previous venue weeks before their ceremony date. “We talked about it, ‘What if there’s a call?’” Krista Bourasa...
Recall issued for ground beef sold at Safeway, Target, Sam's Club, death reported

Recall issued for ground beef sold at Safeway, Target, Sam's Club, death reported

Fort Morgan, Colorado-based Cargill Meat Solutions has recalled about 132,606 pounds of ground beef products due to a possible Escherichia coli O26 contamination. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced the recall Sept. 19. The products were produced and packaged June 21, the USDA said. The recall is a class I, meaning the health...
Statewide elected officials say they haven’t spoken to Kasich in more than a year

Statewide elected officials say they haven’t spoken to Kasich in more than a year

Ohio Gov. John Kasich appears regularly on Sunday morning talk shows to urge political leaders to work together to fix problems. But back home in Ohio he isn’t talking with his fellow elected leaders, some say. Auditor Dave Yost, Treasurer Josh Mandel and Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor — all Republicans like Kasich — report that they haven’t talked with the governor in more than a year...
Kroger drops ClickList name from grocery pickup: Here’s why

Kroger drops ClickList name from grocery pickup: Here’s why

Kroger has dropped the ClickList name from its popular grocery pickup method. The service is still the same: Order online or in app, pick a time to receive the groceries, show up and a personal shopper with explain the receipt and load the groceries into your vehicle. But it will now be called Kroger Grocery Pickup, according to the company. “Moving forward, we are being more descriptive of...
Walmart loss prevention officer thwarts kidnapping attempt, police say

Walmart loss prevention officer thwarts kidnapping attempt, police say

A loss prevention officer is being credited with stopping an apparent attempted kidnapping Monday at a Fort Worth Walmart store, according to multiple reports. The incident was reported around 6 p.m. Monday at the Walmart in the 2900 block of Renaissance Square in southeast Fort Worth, The Dallas Morning News reported. Police Officer Tracy Carter told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram that the...
Florida inmate walks away from work crew, buys sweet tea, officials say

Florida inmate walks away from work crew, buys sweet tea, officials say

A Florida Department of Corrections inmate walked away from a work crew Monday morning to get some sweet tea, officials say. Deputies said Taylor Fender, 23, of Okaloosa County, was serving a five-year prison sentence at the Putnam Corrections Institute before this incident. According to the Putnam County Sheriff's Office, the crew was working at State Road 20 and County Road 315 when Fender...
Teacher says she was fired after refusing to abide by 'no zero' policy

Teacher says she was fired after refusing to abide by 'no zero' policy

A South Florida teacher said she was fired after she refused to give a student a 50 percent grade on homework that was not turned in. Port St. Lucie teacher Diane Tirado said students should not get credit for work that was never handed in, according to CNN. Tirado said she strives to provide motivation and inspiration to her students. Tirado has been a teacher for years, but she started...
Officers no longer with fire department after training on dead body

Officers no longer with fire department after training on dead body

Two Bellingham Fire Department officers are no longer with the department after personnel practiced multiple intubations on a dead body in July, according to officials. An investigation revealed that a deceased patient was taken to Fire Station 1 in July to await transportation to a funeral home, The Bellingham Herald reported Monday. Several department members practiced a medical procedure...
Michael Kors to buy Versace for $2.2 billion

Michael Kors to buy Versace for $2.2 billion

Michael Kors has agreed to purchase Gianni Versace for $2.12 billion to continue efforts to expand into global luxury fashion. Once the deal is finalized, Michael Kors Holdings will change its name Capri Holdings. The Versace family will become shareholders in Capri, according to a company statement. “The acquisition of Versace is an important milestone for our group. Versace was founded in...
Sears considers restructure without filing for bankruptcy

Sears considers restructure without filing for bankruptcy

Sears is making bigger moves to stave off filing for bankruptcy as it fights to return to profitability. In the newest move, CEO Eddie Lampert’s hedge fund ESL Investments has submitted a proposal that would restructure the company the company without filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. It would reduce debt about 80 percent from $5.6 billion. »RELATED: Sears closing at Fairfield Commons...
SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh in first TV interview repeatedly denies sexual assault accusations

SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh in first TV interview repeatedly denies sexual assault accusations

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is under fire as accusations of sexual misconduct cloud what was expected to be a simple nomination process.   >> Read more trending news  The Senate Judiciary Committee is expected to hold a hearing at 10 a.m. ET Thursday, in which a woman who has accused Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her when they were teenagers will testify...
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