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Student of the Week Tecumseh High School

Name: Merrill Cline School: Tecumseh High School Grade: 12 Age: 17 Extra-curricular: AFJROTC Community Service and Drill Team, Marching Band, Jazz Band, Cross Country, Musical, Rotary Speech Contest, Grace Lutheran Church Youth Group, Sailing Claim to fame/honors: OH-881 AFJROTC Squadron Commander, Inspection Team Commander, Cadet of the Year 2017, Rotary Speech Contest 1st place local level, Optimist...
Athlete of the Week Tecumseh High School

Athlete of the Week Tecumseh High School

Name: Mitchell Foland School: Tecumseh High School Grade: 12 Sports: Soccer and Tennis Claim to fame/honors: Tennis: 1st team all conference, sectional runner up and district qualifier; Soccer: 1st team all conference Words you live by: “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Toughest opponent: Troy Biggest influence: My dad Game-day rituals: Listen to music and have fun...

HS Roundup 2/24: Bellbrook’s Bybee finishes first in state championship

The Bellbrook boys swimming team took fourth place overall for Division II at the state championships, held in Canton. Cody Bybee placed first in the 100m butterfly and 200m freestyle. John Sampson finished second in both the 100m backstroke and 200m freestyle. As a team, Bellbrook earned second in the 200m medley relay. Fenwick’s Adam Cheney earned the championship in the 50m and 100m freestyle...

HS Scores 2/24: Dayton Public Schools go 5-1 over weekend

Boys Basketball Friday’s Results Regular Season Fort Recovery 55, New Knoxville 41: Knapke 19 (FR) 19; Lageman (NK) 14. Marion Local 57, Coldwater 43: Frilling (C) 16. Minster 69, Parkway 63: Schulze (M) 19; Kinney (P) 17. St. Henry 51, New Bremen 39: Schlarman (SH) 12; Bornhorst (NB) 14. Sectional Tournament Division I Friday’s Games Division I At Fairfield Elder 57, Mount Healthy 34...
Woman dies as tornado hits Kentucky home; first tornado fatality of 2018

Woman dies as tornado hits Kentucky home; first tornado fatality of 2018

A woman was killed and her husband injured Saturday afternoon when a possible tornado struck their home on Dot Road in southern Logan County, WHOP AM/FM radio in Hopkinsville, Ky., reported. The tornado entered Logan County around 3:45 p.m. from Robertson County, Tennessee. The woman’s name was not released. Her death marks the first of 2018 during a tornado.

Saturday's Scores

GIRLS PREP BASKETBALL= Division I= Region 2= Fremont Ross 53, Holland Springfield 48 Tol. Whitmer 42, Findlay 39 Division I= Region 3= Cols. Eastmoor 31, Dresden Tri-Valley 21 Division II= Region 6= Bellevue 68, Mansfield Sr. 26 Defiance 41, Elida 36 Kenton 48, Wapakoneta 33 Napoleon 42, Bryan 34 Norwalk 53, Mansfield Madison 47 Oak Harbor 53, Maumee 35 Ontario 43, Willard 41 Sandusky Perkins 38,...
MILLS, Jeffery Calvin

MILLS, Jeffery Calvin

MILLS, Jeffery Calvin 61, of Springfield, passed away on Thursday morning, February 22, 2018 at Villa Springfield following several years of failing health. He was born in Springfield on October 11, 1956, the son of the late James A. Mills and Marilene (Barry) Valentine. Jeff was a 1975 graduate of Springfield North High School and had worked as an audio-visual engineer for the Salt River Project...
BAKER, Henderson K.

BAKER, Henderson K.

BAKER, Henderson K. Age 90, of Springfield, passed away Feb. 17, 2018. Service Feb. 28, 1 p.m. at Dayton National Cemetery. Glickler F.H. View the obituary on Legacy.com
Bechtel, Harold

Bechtel, Harold

BECHTEL, Harold Joseph 82, of Springfield, passed away on Monday, February 19, 2018, in his home. He was born on April 18, 1935, in Springfield the son of the late Paul J. and Helen Marie (Carlos) Bechtel. Harold was a Heavy Equipment Operator in the U.S. Army for two years, being honorably discharged. Harold retired from the Springfield News-Sun in 1995 after having spent 28 years in the plate room...
DeBOLT, Marvin

DeBOLT, Marvin

DeBOLT, Marvin Chester 82 years old of Springfield, Ohio died February 22, 2018 at Oakwood Village. He was born on December 11, 1935 in Decatur, Indiana to Forrest and Ruth (Lough) DeBolt. He retired from Navistar for over 35 years. He liked to camp, hunt and fish in Alaska. He was a driver after he retired for the Old Order Mennonites in Bainbridge, Ohio; which he loved doing and being around them...
GREEN, Elizabeth

GREEN, Elizabeth

GREEN (Humphrey), Elizabeth Was born September 22, 1947 in Springfield, OH, departed this life on Friday, February 16, 2018 in Patriot Ridge Community United Church Homes, Fairborn, OH, at the age of 70. Elizabeth was preceded in death by her parents, Wendell Humphrey and Marie and Carl Hardy, husband, Harold Green; three brothers, James Clark, Jeffrey Hardy and Floyd Hardy, stepdaughter, C. Shelly...
Lobdell, Maud

Lobdell, Maud

LOBDELL, Maud W. Age 86, of Springfield, passed away Feb. 22, 2018. Littleton & Rue Funeral Home. View the obituary on Legacy.com
SHANE, Lisa

SHANE, Lisa

SHANE (Glover), Lisa Leanne 55, of Springfield, passed away on February 21, 2018 in the loving arms of her husband, Phillip M. Shane. She was born October 4, 1962 in Springfield, Ohio. Lisa was preceded in death by her parents, Roger and Barbara Glover; two brothers, Roger and Steven; two sisters, Connie (Fultz) and Debbie (Dick Matfield, known to Lisa as "Captain Tree"). She is survived...
HALL, Marvin

HALL, Marvin

HALL, Marvin R. 66, of Springfield, passed away unexpectedly February 20, 2018. He was born June 28, 1951 in Springfield, the son of John Luther and Alice Adelphia (Marhanke) Hall. Marvin was the kindest, gentlest soul and was loved by all that had the pleasure of knowing him. His huge smile and happy go lucky personality was infectious, and you couldn't help but smile whenever you were in un his...
Helwagen, Mary

Helwagen, Mary

HELWAGEN, Mary R. Age 84, of Springfield, passed away Feb. 23, 2018. Service pending. Jones-Kenney-Zechman Funeral Home. View the obituary on Legacy.com Funeral Home Information Jones-Kenney-Zechman Funeral Home 1002 East High Street Springfield, OH 45505
Isaac, Willa

Isaac, Willa

ISAAC, Willa R. Age 85, of Clayton, passed away Feb. 22, 2018. Service March 2, 11 AM at Mt. Enon Missionary Baptist Church. House of Wheat Funeral Home, Inc. View the obituary on Legacy.com
JENKINS, Hobert

JENKINS, Hobert

JENKINS, Jr., Hobert Of Bradenton, Florida, formally from Springfield, Ohio, passed away on February 21st at the age of 94. He is survived by sons Lonnie and Gary (Skip) Jenkins and daughter Sharon Thompson and families. A memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. Sign the guestbook at Legacy.com View the obituary on Legacy.com
ROGERS, Sue

ROGERS, Sue

ROGERS, Sue A. Passed away Feb. 21, 2018. Service Feb. 27, 10-11 a.m. at St. John Missionary Baptist Church, Springfield. Young Lusain Funeral Home, Dayton, OH. View the obituary on Legacy.com
WATERS, Mary

WATERS, Mary

WATERS, Mary "Kay" 91, of Dayton, Ohio passed away Friday, February 23, 2018. She was preceded in death by her soul mate and love of her life of 65 years, Raymond L. Dice; her parents, Harry & Mary Waters; 3 brothers, Harry, Jr., Tommy & Robert C. Waters; one special nephew, Robert P. Waters and a great niece, Kemberley Rosselot. She is survived by her niece, Julie Waters Martin of Medway...
KITCHEN, James

KITCHEN, James

KITCHEN, James R. Age 73 of Springfield went to be with the Lord on Friday, February 23, 2018. He was born on February 1, 1945 in London, Ohio to the late Russell and Elta (Wellman) Kitchen. In addition to his parents, Jim is preceded in death by his brother, Lowell Kitchen. He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his beloved wife of 53 years, Jill (LeVan) Kitchen; three daughters: Wendy (Eric) Raines...
WINWOOD, Charles

WINWOOD, Charles

WINWOOD, Charles M. 65, of Springfield, passed away Thursday, February 22, 2018 in his home. Charles was born June 14, 1952 in Springfield, OH to George and Sara (Getz) Winwood. Survivors include his wife, Stephene (Heinzen) Winwood; four children, Ainsley, Stephen (Brittany), Matthew and Joseph; four grandchildren, Savana, Aliza, Kaija and Cailey; a brother, Jeff (Veronica); mother-in-law, Susan...
Wittenberg wins first NCAC tournament title since 2006

Wittenberg wins first NCAC tournament title since 2006

The Wittenberg Tigers ran off the court with an 82-70 victory against Ohio Wesleyan on Saturday forgetting one thing — they still had to cut down the nets. The sixth-ranked Tigers (26-2) could be forgiven. This was their first North Coast Athletic Conference tournament championship since 2006. They hadn’t won the title at Pam Evans Smith Arena since 2002. They turned back the clock with...
Kasich declares emergency over Ohio flooding

Kasich declares emergency over Ohio flooding

Gov. John Kasich issued an emergency declaration today for 17 counties in southern and eastern Ohio affected by flooding amid continued downpours. The  emergency declaration allows the governor to use state resources, including activating the National Guard. Counties affected are Adams, Athens, Belmont, Brown, Clermont, Columbiana, Gallia, Hamilton, Hocking, Jackson, Jefferson...
Hundreds join annual heart walk at Upper Valley Mall

Hundreds join annual heart walk at Upper Valley Mall

More than 300 people, mostly in red, participated in the annual Clark and Champaign Counties Heart Walk today at the Upper Valley Mall. The local walk joins efforts by the American Heart Association to fight heart disease and stroke. The annual event also featured vendor booths and a health fair, and was sponsored by Springfield Regional Medical Center.
Second-seeded Wildcats gear up for postseason run

Second-seeded Wildcats gear up for postseason run

It’s been a great run for Springfield High School’s boys basketball team. Here’s why: • The Wildcats (18-4) remained ranked among the state’s best Division I teams all season. • Springfield contended for a Greater Western Ohio Conference National East title, placing runner-up to Wayne (20-1). • The Wildcats played an exceptional non-league schedule and handed...
Here comes more rain: Severe weather with strong winds, flooding possible

Here comes more rain: Severe weather with strong winds, flooding possible

The Miami Valley region is under a flood watch until 10 a.m. Sunday, and strong winds are possible that could down trees and knock out power to local residents. A good chunk of the region has a “marginal risk” for severe weather, including near U.S. 36 north of Troy and the area stretching from the city of Dayton to Xenia and Springfield, said McCall Vrydaghs, WHIO-TV meteorologist. &ldquo...
Veterans Memorial Park in Springfield makes progress on $450K upgrades

Veterans Memorial Park in Springfield makes progress on $450K upgrades

A recent donation from a Springfield group is helping Veterans Memorial Park’s progress in 2018. The overall cost to make improvements at Veterans Memorial Park is an estimated $450,000 and about $380,000 remains to be raised based on contractors. RELATED: Veterans Memorial Park to receive $400,000 upgrade “The donation makes a huge impact on our fundraising effort and allows us to move...
Springfield urges use of licensed contractors after complaints

Springfield urges use of licensed contractors after complaints

The city of Springfield urges residents to use reliable, licensed contractors after receiving complaints about unlicensed businesses advertising on social media. Within the past week, a number of posts on Facebook Marketplace were posted about furnaces and air conditioning sales and installation services in Springfield, said Shannon Meadows, the city’s community development director. READ MORE...
City reviews sale for potential downtown farmers market

City reviews sale for potential downtown farmers market

A historic building in downtown Springfield may become the new indoor, retail space for a farmer’s market. Springfield city commissioners have submitted a 14-day ordinance to approve the sale of Myers Market, at 101 South Fountain Avenue, to SpringForward for $100,000 according to a request for commission action by Assistant City Manager and Director of Economic Development Tom Frazen. RELATED...
Stafford: After 20 years, Springfield woman has prayers answered

Stafford: After 20 years, Springfield woman has prayers answered

In an interview last June after she was honored by the Springfield Foundation’s African-American Community Family of Funds, Springfield Realtor Lula Cosby told News-Sun columnist Tom Stafford she’d considered writing her life’s story down but hadn’t because it seemed too much like Maya Angelou’s “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.” She doubted that anyone would...
Marsy’s Law could be problematic for Clark County judicial system

Marsy’s Law could be problematic for Clark County judicial system

A new statewide law approved by voters last year providing more rights to victims of crimes may have an impact on the local court system, Clark County officials said. MORE: Ohio may crack down on prostitution to fight opioid crisis The new law, which came into effect on Feb. 5, gives victims or anyone harmed by a crime the right to receive notifications, give input in court proceedings and receive...
Ohio EPA orders Dayton to take action on groundwater concerns

Ohio EPA orders Dayton to take action on groundwater concerns

The Ohio EPA and Wright-Patterson Air Force Base only learned this month that test results showed the city of Dayton’s firefighter training center on McFadden Avenue was a potential source of groundwater contamination, state and base officials say. The disclosure comes as the city is trying to pressure Wright-Patterson to act more quickly on preventing contamination to city water supplies. Dayton...
Greenon to host public forum for new school building Feb. 26

Greenon to host public forum for new school building Feb. 26

Greenon Local Schools will host another community forum to hear residents’ opinions about what they want to see in the district’s new $50 million school. The event will take place at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 26, at Indian Valley Intermediate School. The forum will allow residents to get updates on the current progress for the new school and will be a place for them to “ask questions...
Schools look to upgrade safety measures in wake of Florida shooting

Schools look to upgrade safety measures in wake of Florida shooting

Educators and security experts have warned for years that if an attacker is determined to get into a school, he can do so. The goal has been to make it more difficult, and to teach students and staff how to react if it happens. But that may not be enough anymore. Continued school shootings and repeated local threats — last week brought more incidents of students bringing guns to school and a...
Heavy rain moves out but flood alerts continue

Heavy rain moves out but flood alerts continue

The heavy rain threat will come to an end overnight as the storm system moves to our east, but a few lingering showers will be possible through daybreak Sunday, Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar said. Temperatures will be steady in the middle to upper 40s overnight. Flash Flood Warning until 2:15 a.m. Sunday for part of Warren County Flood Watch until 10 a.m. Sunday for entire region Flood...
Ohio investigators test evidence from 14,000 backlogged rape kits

Ohio investigators test evidence from 14,000 backlogged rape kits

Nearly 14,000 rape kits were tested by the State Crime Lab after State investigators proposed they would seven years ago. The kits provided thousands of pieces of evidence that could lead to suspects but it was difficult to keep up with them all, state leaders said. New rules went into place in reviewing the kits for evidence to ensure a backlog like this doesn’t happen again, according to state...
Updated quad-level home

Updated quad-level home

HOUSE FEATURE 746 Spring Falls Ave., Springfield Property features deck, above-ground pool Contributing writer Located in the Springview subdivision, the quad-level home at 746 Spring Falls Ave. has seen many updates, including new carpeting on the upper level in 2016, fresh paint throughout in 2017, updated bathrooms and a new water softener and whole house filter in 2017. An above-ground pool and...

HS Scores 2/23: Wayne, Dunbar win big in boys sectionals opener

PREP RESULTS Boys Basketball Friday’s Results Regular Season Fort Recovery 55, New Knoxville 41: Knapke 19 (FR) 19; Lageman (NK) 14. Marion Local 57, Coldwater 43: Frilling (C) 16. Minster 69, Parkway 63: Schulze (M) 19; Kinney (P) 17. St. Henry 51, New Bremen 39: Schlarman (SH) 12; Bornhorst (NB) 14. Sectional Tournament Division I Thursday’s Games At Lakota West Princeton 68, Kings 31...

Friday's Scores

BOYS PREP BASKETBALL= Akr. Coventry 71, Norton 68, OT Akr. Hoban 66, Cuyahoga Falls Walsh Jesuit 52 Akr. SVSM 75, Can. McKinley 68 Alliance Marlington 82, Akr. East 61 Archbold 51, Metamora Evergreen 38 Arlington 56, Arcadia 34 Avon 55, Berea-Midpark 45 Bascom Hopewell-Loudon 53, McComb 52 Bay Village Bay 74, Parma 52 Bloomdale Elmwood 64, Fostoria 32 Bluffton 60, Ada 30 Brookfield 51, Ashtabula St...
Beavercreek stuns Franklin; Sidney, Springboro also post D-I sectional opening wins at Trotwood

Beavercreek stuns Franklin; Sidney, Springboro also post D-I sectional opening wins at Trotwood

Beavercreek stunned Franklin 48-33 in a boys high school basketball D-I sectional first-round match-up at Trotwood on Friday night. It was the third of three games. Jon Alessandro scored a game-high 15 points as the No. 12 seed Beavers mounted a decisive early lead and KO’ed the Wildcats, who won their seventh straight outright or shared SWBL Southwestern Division title.  Beavercreek (10-13)...
Autistic boy reported missing north of Logan County is found deceased 

Autistic boy reported missing north of Logan County is found deceased 

An extensive search began following the report just after 3 p.m. Friday that a 13-year-old autistic boy was missing from his home on Township Road 55 near Ada, Ohio, according to the Hardin County Sheriff’s Office. Samuel Rowold was identified as non-verbal and believed to be wearing only a T-shirt and sweatpants and was shoeless when he went missing, deputies said. Divers discovered his body...
Reid, Frances

Reid, Frances

REID, Frances C. "Chucky" 89, of Springfield, passed away February 21, 2018 in Urbana, OH. She was born April 1, 1928 in Sydney, OH to Walter and Margaret (Clark) Billing. She was a homemaker and mother of seven children which include, Melvin Reid, Idaho, Howard and Bernetha Reid, Virginia, Barbara Reid Clark, Springfield, Lillian Collins-Sibole and husband Rob Sibole, Springfield, Margaret...
Bechtel, Harold

Bechtel, Harold

BECHTEL, Harold Joseph Age 82, of Springfield, passed away Feb. 19, 2018. Private service. Littleton & Rue Funeral Home. View the obituary on Legacy.com
Etherington, Cobey

Etherington, Cobey

ETHERINGTON, Cobey Eric 19, of Springfield, passed away February 19, 2018. He was born December 29, 1998 in Springfield the son of Teddi Litteral and David Eric Etherington. Cobey was a graduate of Springfield High School where he was active in and enjoyed the ROTC program and was in his first year of college at Clark State Community College. He loved to play basketball, rapping and spending time...
Jones, Lenville

Jones, Lenville

JONES, Lenville V. "Len" Passed away February 22, 2018 at Springfield Regional Medical Center. He was born in Cromona, Kentucky on May 28, 1935 to the late Troy and Amanda (LeQuire) Jones. He is the last surviving member of his immediate family. Len retired from Cascade Corporation and Honda at Marysville then worked at Jackson Hewitt during tax season for ten years. Len was a lover of sports...
Kitchen, James

Kitchen, James

KITCHEN, James Age 73, of Springfield, passed away Feb. 23, 2018. Visitation Feb. 27, 4-7 PM at Jackson Lytle & Lewis Life Celebration Center. View the obituary on Legacy.com
Spencer, Barbara

Spencer, Barbara

SPENCER, Barbara J. "Barb" 69, of Springfield passed away Tuesday evening, February 20, 2018 at Miami Valley Hospital with her beloved family by her side. She was born May 14, 1948 in Columbus, Georgia, the daughter of the late William G. and Mildred A. (Duncan) Willlis. She graduated from Hermantown High School in Duluth, Minnesota. Barb attended Beauty School and worked for Southland Corp...
WINWOOD, Charles M.

WINWOOD, Charles M.

WINWOOD, Charles M. Age 65, of Springfield, passed away Feb. 22, 2018. Memorial Feb. 27, 1 p.m. at Conroy Funeral Home. View the obituary on Legacy.com
‘Biodigester’ farm in Bath Twp. raises stink among neighbors

‘Biodigester’ farm in Bath Twp. raises stink among neighbors

Residents on Herr Road in Bath Twp. say they can’t go outside their homes on days when the smell emanating from a neighboring farm is strong. The smell they say, started around 2014, when Pitstick Farms started trucking in biosolids and other materials from nearby wastewater treatment plants and turning it into energy and useable fertilizer. “The stink goes far. Far and wide. And it&rsquo...
Troy groups disagree on historical significance of 1800s church

Troy groups disagree on historical significance of 1800s church

Miami County Family Abuse Shelter leaders are ready to move forward with expansion of the Franklin House in downtown Troy despite continuing opposition to the agency’s plans to demolish an 1830s church for the project. TRENDING: MAP: Here are all the new businesses that came to downtown Dayton last year The debate on the future of the former Trinity Episcopal Church, which is owned by the nonprofit...
Teen accused in Springfield school threat makes court appearance

Teen accused in Springfield school threat makes court appearance

The Springfield High School student charged in connection with a school threat that caused local schools and schools across the country to take safety precautions made her first court appearance Friday. The 17-year-old junior stood before Clark County Juvenile Court Judge Robert Vaughn and cried as the judge told her she was being charged with inducing panic, a felony in the second degree. READ: Springfield-Clark...
K99.1FM named finalist for national radio award

K99.1FM named finalist for national radio award

K99.1FM has been recognized for its commitment to the community. The National Association of Broadcasters announced the finalists for the 31st Annual Crystal awards and WHKO-FM (K99.1FM) in Dayton was selected. The award recognizes radio stations for their outstanding year-round commitment to community service. Ten winners will be selected from the 50 finalists. Winners will be announced at the April...
Swollen waterways prompt flood watch, warnings along Great Miami R, other spots

Swollen waterways prompt flood watch, warnings along Great Miami R, other spots

As a Flood Watch remains in effect for the southern Miami Valley counties through Sunday morning, creeks, streams and fields will likely flood, said Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini. “Creeks and streams, if not already, will likely be out of their banks through the weekend,” she said. “Fields will also be flooded with the heavy rains that arrive Friday and Saturday...
Youth jobs program that trains thousands faces new funding fight

Youth jobs program that trains thousands faces new funding fight

A summer jobs program that trains and employs nearly 2,000 Montgomery County teenagers — most low-income — began taking applications earlier month, but it faces financial challenges again. YouthWorks, described by county leaders as “critical,” was saved from the state budget axe two years ago but again faces a looming cut, this time from the county. “It’s concerning...
Is it really a cold? Here’s how to know if you have winter allergies

Is it really a cold? Here’s how to know if you have winter allergies

Sniffling, sneezing and a runny nose are tell-tale signs of the common cold, but it could be winter allergies. Allergy sufferers usually get a break when the weather gets colder, but allergy symptoms could kick up even in the winter months for some people. If you’re symptoms last more than 10 days, it’s probably not a cold. A fever is also a good indicator that it’s the cold or flu...
Flood watch continues for southern Miami Valley until Sunday morning

Flood watch continues for southern Miami Valley until Sunday morning

Flood Watch for the following counties from 7 p.m. Thursday through 10 a.m. Sunday: Butler, Warren, Clinton, Clark, Greene, Wayne, Montgomery, Preble, Warren and Butler Wilmington 33MPH Dayton Wright Bros Airport 31MPH Dayton International Airport 29MPH  Butler Co Regional Airport 28MPH Wright Patt 25MPH Briefly dry tonight Rain returns, heavy at times Friday On and off rain, some thunder Saturday ...
Student arrest for making threats at Springfield H.S. charged with a felony

Student arrest for making threats at Springfield H.S. charged with a felony

UPDATE @ 10:30 p.m: After a Springfield High School student was arrested on Thursday due to viral threats posted on Facebook about a school shooting, Superintendent Dr. Robert Hill released a statement about student safety. “As I have stated many times and as I will continue to reiterate, student and staff safety is of the utmost importance in our district. Threats, whether written, posted...
3 things to know about proposed Medicaid job conditions

3 things to know about proposed Medicaid job conditions

Ohio is seeking approval from the federal government to require more people with Medicaid to work. When Medicaid expanded, it added coverage for about 700,000 people in the state. Now, the Republican-majority Ohio General Assembly Ohio has required the state’s Department of Medicaid ask for approval to add job conditions for those covered through the expansion. RELATED: Dayton company&rsquo...
Days of rain getting underway

Days of rain getting underway

A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for Auglaize, Champaign, Darke, Logan, Mercer, and Shelby counties, in effect from 1 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursday.  Total ice accumulations overnight could reach one-tenth of an inch with limited viability also expected.  A Flood Watch has also been issued for Butler, Clinton and Warren counties, now through 10 a.m. Feb. 25.  FLOOD WATCH for southern...
Report: Opioids cost Midwest construction industry billions

Report: Opioids cost Midwest construction industry billions

Opioids — including heroin and fentanyl — killed nearly 1,000 construction workers in the Midwest at a cost of more than $5 billion to the region’s construction industry in 2015, according to estimates in a new report by the Midwest Economic Policy Institute. The report confirms a trend identified by Dayton Daily News data analysis in December that showed all types of laborers &mdash...
Ohio Air Guard F-16 fighter jets will fly at night this week

Ohio Air Guard F-16 fighter jets will fly at night this week

Ohio Air National Guard fighter jets will be involved in night training exercises this week that could bring F-16s into southwest Ohio, according to the unit. The Toledo-based 180th Fighter Wing will fly the night training missions between Tuesday and Thursday, taking off and landing until about 9 p.m., the unit said. The unit has trained in the Dayton and Springfield region and the Brush Creek-Buckeye...
Dayton company’s pilot program getting national attention

Dayton company’s pilot program getting national attention

A pilot program by CareSource aimed at holistically helping the non-profit insurer’s clients is getting some federal attention. Steven Wagner, acting assistant secretary at U.S. Health and Human Services, will visit Dayton Wednesday morning to learn more about the CareSource’s Life Services/JobConnect program. RELATED: CareSource’s chief executive to retire Wagner will learn about...
Rain returning, flooding threat increasing

Rain returning, flooding threat increasing

Rain, few storms late tonight Chance for freezing rain early Thursday More rain, heavy at times Friday into the weekend Tonight: Rain will be developing. A few thunderstorms will be possible. Temperatures will drop into the upper 50s by morning. It will remain breezy. Wednesday: Rain will be likely. A rumble of thunder is possible early, mainly south. Temperatures will fall through...
Tyra Patterson: Life after two decades in prison

Tyra Patterson: Life after two decades in prison

CINCINNATI — The one-bedroom apartment Tyra Patterson must return to each night as part of her probation curfew sits above a Jamaican natural foods store on a bustling street in Cincinnati’s Over-the-Rhine neighborhood. Family and friends donated furniture, lamps and paintings. A pair of running shoes sits next to the door, waffles from Taste of Belgium are tossed on top of the refrigerator...
Victim in deadly Springfield shooting identified 

Victim in deadly Springfield shooting identified 

The victim in Monday’s deadly shooting has been identified as 19-year-old Cobey Etherington. According to a Springfield Police report, Etherington was in the passenger seat of a car on W. Mulberry Street when he was shot. Police are still working to find out additional details and if you know anything about this crime you are asked to call Springfield Police at (937) 324-7680.  Springfield...
CEO of health center on Good Sam campus says it’s here to stay

CEO of health center on Good Sam campus says it’s here to stay

Obscured by the monumental news that Good Samaritan Hospital will be closed by the end of the year is that a health center on the campus expects to remain operating for years to come. “We’re not a hospital, but we’re hoping the services we can offer will meet the needs of the community,” Five Rivers Health Centers CEO Gina McFarlane-El said. The community health center, across...
Expect wet week to continue and increase threat of flooding

Expect wet week to continue and increase threat of flooding

Showers stay mainly north tonight Record-breaking temperatures expected Tuesday Heavy rain threat to end the week  Overnight:  Expect variable clouds through the night as weather stays mild, with temperatures holding near 60 degrees. Tuesday:  Expect a mix of sun and clouds and unseasonably warm temperatures during the afternoon. It will be windy at times with temperatures...
Residents weigh in on drug crisis: ‘People are in despair and hopeless’

Residents weigh in on drug crisis: ‘People are in despair and hopeless’

Long wait lists for treatment. Insurance coverage requirements that can prevent an addict from getting help. A persistent negative stigma about addiction. These are some of the myriad complaints aired during three community forums last week hosted by Your Voice Ohio, a collaborative of more than 30 media organizations working to identify solutions to a drug epidemic that kills thousands every year...
Supporters push Dayton, Warren County sites for World Heritage status

Supporters push Dayton, Warren County sites for World Heritage status

Supporters are trying to convince the Trump administration to nominate Dayton aviation history sites and Ohio American Indian sites, including the Fort Ancient Earthworks in Warren County, for World Heritage Site status, a move that many believe would boost the state’s tourism industry. The Ohio History Connection and other partners are working with lawmakers, such as Sen. Rob Portman, to get...
Wright State faculty angered by planned cuts; ‘terrible decisions’ loom

Wright State faculty angered by planned cuts; ‘terrible decisions’ loom

Wright State University’s Board of Trustees voted 7-1 to enact a mandatory furlough policy Friday, even as frustrated professors confronted the university’s leaders about proposed “draconian” cuts they say will erode the institution’s educational quality. Wright State faces declining enrollment and higher health care costs while it grapples with the outlines of millions...
RECALL ROUNDUP: What consumer items were recalled this week?

RECALL ROUNDUP: What consumer items were recalled this week?

Hair dryers, baby clothes, and electric blankets are among the latest potentially dangerous products under recall, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.  ISO is recalling Ionic Pro hair dryers after 35 reports of them sparking and smoking – and two reports of flames coming from the dryers due to a faulty cord.  Three people have been burned. The Ionic Pro 2000 and 2000W...
Local officers gather for procession to funeral for slain Westerville officers

Local officers gather for procession to funeral for slain Westerville officers

Area law enforcement officers gathered in Dayton Friday morning before embarking to Westerville, Ohio for the funerals of two slain officers.  Police, deputies, and state troopers from multiple Miami Valley jurisdictions met at the Dayton Airport Expo Center around 8 a.m., before making the trip to the Columbus suburb. The convoy was organized jointly by the Miami County Law Enforcement Officers...
Brief break in rain before stormy pattern returns next week 

Brief break in rain before stormy pattern returns next week 

Some break in clouds, cool tonight Chance of passing rain, snow showers Saturday - mainly south Rain, potential for flooding returns next week Tonight: Lots of clouds will linger across the area with some breaks possible. Temperatures will drop to the mid-20s. SATURDAY: Clouds will increase with a chance for passing rain and snow showers, especially south of I-70. Little or no snow accumulation...
Cleveland/Canton named as finalists to host 2019 or 2020 NFL draft

Cleveland/Canton named as finalists to host 2019 or 2020 NFL draft

The NFL has named five sites as finalists to host the NFL draft in either 2019 or 2020. Finalists to host either the 2019 or 2020 draft include Denver; Kansas City, Missouri; Las Vegas; Nashville, Tennessee; as well as a combined entry of Cleveland and Canton, Ohio. Canton is the home of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Representatives for each site will offer presentations before the final selections...
5 Ohio school shootings that shocked local communities

5 Ohio school shootings that shocked local communities

At least 17 people are dead after a mass shooting yesterday at a high school in Parkland, Florida. More than a dozen others were injured at a shooting rampage at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. The lone gunman, identified as Nikolas Cruz, 19, was a former student at the high school and was taken into custody without incident shortly after the attack, according to Broward County Sheriff Scott...
VIDEO: Urbana woman on vacation witnesses scene outside Florida HS

VIDEO: Urbana woman on vacation witnesses scene outside Florida HS

A Miami Valley woman on vacation in Florida witnessed the aftermath of today’s deadly high school shooting. “I have never in my life seen so many cop cars and paramedics and SWAT team things everywhere. It was unbelievable,” said Urbana resident Stacey Longstreath of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School campus in Parkland, Florida. Longstreath said she first heard about the shooting...
Warmer weather and rain -- possibly with a rumble of thunder -- arrive

Warmer weather and rain -- possibly with a rumble of thunder -- arrive

Areas of fog and drizzle remain possible through the night, Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell said. Temperatures hold near 50 before rising toward morning.  Showers, patchy fog tonight Rain, heavy at times, Thursday  Chance of wintry mix this weekend Thursday: Showers will be likely and could be heavy at times with rumbles of thunder possible. Temperatures will soar to...
SOLAR STORM: Could hit parts of Earth this morning

SOLAR STORM: Could hit parts of Earth this morning

A solar storm could have an impact on Earth this morning. NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory Satellite showed a coronal mass ejection occurring from Sunday night into Monday morning.  This solar flare is forecast to send a solar storm towards Earth, and according to computer models, the storm could impact around 8 a.m. Thursday. The solar flare, classified as a long-duration C1.5 has warranted...
FORECAST: Reds, Indians spring training 

FORECAST: Reds, Indians spring training 

While we do have our own warm up over the coming days, it won’t be nearly warm enough to go outside and play baseball. However it is warm enough for the Reds and Indians in Arizona for spring training. Today, pitchers and catchers report for spring training in Goodyear, Arizona. The weather looks to be on the mild side for the Reds and Indians for the next few days. Upper 60s are expected today...
Warming trend underway; rain returns mid-week

Warming trend underway; rain returns mid-week

Clouds will break as we head into the evening hours, at least briefly, Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell said. Temperatures will hold in the 30s. Above-normal temps this week Rain arrives late Wednesday Soaking rain Thursday ends as snow Friday Tonight: Clouds will increase again late with nearly steady temperatures in the middle 30s. Wednesday: Clouds will thicken through the...
Major warm-up to bring rain

Major warm-up to bring rain

Mainly clear and chilly tonight Warming trend gets underway Tuesday Rain, heavy at times, arrives late week TONIGHT  Skies will begin mostly clear, with a few clouds arriving late. Cold, with temperatures falling back into the middle to upper teens by morning, Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell said. TUESDAY: Expect a bit more cloud cover mixed with sunshine through the afternoon...
Westerville grieves slain officers; criminal charges filed against 2

Westerville grieves slain officers; criminal charges filed against 2

Several hundred Ohioans lined the streets of Westerville to pay tribute as a somber procession of hundreds of police cars escorted two fallen officers from the Franklin County morgue to two Westerville funeral homes. As the medic transport rolled by, officers and firefighters saluted, the crowd fell silent and people wiped away tears and held their hands over their hearts. Officers Anthony Morelli...
Snow threat returns for parts of region

Snow threat returns for parts of region

Cloudy skies are expected overnight with a chance for snow, mainly across the northern half of the region, Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell said. Temperatures overnight will hold to around 20 degrees. Clouds move back in overnight Threat for snow for far northern Miami Valley Wintry mix could make for messy weekend Friday: Expect cloudy skies with a chance of a few sprinkles or...
OSHA: Hazards found at Centerville nursing home where worker fell to death

OSHA: Hazards found at Centerville nursing home where worker fell to death

Federal inspectors found fall hazards at the Centerville nursing home tower where a telecommunications worker fell to his death, according to OSHA documents obtained by the Dayton Daily News. Graceworks Lutheran Services, which operates Bethany Village, has until Friday to avoid citations by abating the hazards identified by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, according to a letter...
Ohioans saved $30.4M in insurance claims last year. Here’s how.

Ohioans saved $30.4M in insurance claims last year. Here’s how.

Ohioans saved $30.4 million last year in insurance claims through the state’s Department of Insurance. The Ohio Department of Insurance said it helped more than 436,000 Ohio insurance consumers save or recover millions through its toll-free hotlines, community outreach and counseling. RELATED: Family surprised by $17,000 bill after going to in-network hospital “One of the most important...
Cold continues through the overnight, with potential for refreeze

Cold continues through the overnight, with potential for refreeze

Some flurries overnight Potential slick spots as temperatures drop by morning Chance of wintry mix this weekend Overnight: Some flurries will be possible early with clouds breaking toward morning. Temperatures will fall back to near 10 degrees by morning, Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell said. Today: Expect a mix of sun and clouds. Temperatures will stay chilly, only reaching...
New TV documentary on John Crawford shooting airs

New TV documentary on John Crawford shooting airs

A new television documentary on the police officer-involved death of John Crawford III aired Monday. Beavercreek Police Officer Sean Williams shot Crawford, 22, twice in the left side on Aug. 5, 2014, at a Walmart. MORE: Officer in Walmart shooting says he never saw Crawford threaten anyone Crawford died that night, as did shopper Angela Williams, who tried to flee the store and had a cardiac arrest...
23 years in prison: Tyra Patterson to speak at Wright State tonight

23 years in prison: Tyra Patterson to speak at Wright State tonight

Wright State University will host a speaking engagement tonight with Tyra Patterson, a Dayton woman recently freed from prison after serving more than 20 years for murder. The university is hosting the event, “A Conversation with Tyra Patterson: 23 Years of False Incarceration,” tonight in the Student Union Atrium from 6 to 8 p.m. Patterson will be joined by her lawyer David Singleton...
House, Senate face funding hurdles to avoid shutdown

House, Senate face funding hurdles to avoid shutdown

The House and the Senate could find itself at odds over a short-term funding deal to avoid a federal government shutdown at midnight Thursday, reports say. House Republicans reportedly were considering a vote today on a continuing resolution, or a short-term spending measure, through March 23, but which would also fully funding the Defense Department for the fiscal year that began Oct. 1. RELATED...
Siblings, police officer rescued from icy pond; 1 child critical

Siblings, police officer rescued from icy pond; 1 child critical

A 6-year-old boy is in critical condition after he, his 12-year-old sister, and a police officer fell through an icy pond in Columbus Monday morning.  The two siblings were playing on the frozen pond in their apartment complex around 9 a.m. Monday, when the boy fell through the ice and into the water, according to our news partner WBNS-TV in Columbus.  Police said the girl tried to rescue...
Trump calls for end of military budget sequester

Trump calls for end of military budget sequester

Years of top-ranking military leaders’ warnings, and verbal nods of agreements among Republican and Democratic leaders alike have failed to do what many say is needed: Repeal a federal budget sequester that has damaged the military. President Donald Trump was the latest, calling in his State of the Union address Tuesday to “end the dangerous defense sequester” to “fully fund&rdquo...
RECALL ROUNDUP: What consumer products have been recalled this week?

RECALL ROUNDUP: What consumer products have been recalled this week?

Infant bodysuits, cribside heaters, pain and itch cream, and some recessed lighting units are among the latest recalls announced by the Consumer Product Safety Commission.  The Alstyle infant bodysuit is being recalled because the crotch snaps can come off and pose a choking hazard.  There is one report of the snaps detaching, but no children have been hurt.  Don’t put the bodysuit...
Don’t waste unused vacation time

Don’t waste unused vacation time

Every year more than half of Americans fail to use all their time off, creating a stock pile of 662 million unused vacation days. AAA, in collaboration with Project: Time Off, knows the most effective remedy for American workers who want to use more vacation days is better planning. Yet only 54 percent of households set aside time to plan the use of their vacation time each year. RELATED: Danger:...
Rain, snow to ride in on gusty winds

Rain, snow to ride in on gusty winds

Cold night, rising temperatures late Gusty winds but warmer Wednesday Rain and snow showers Thursday TONIGHT: Clouds and wind will be on the increase through the night. Temperatures will drop to near 20 degrees before slowly beginning to rise after midnight. WEDNESDAY: A windy day is in the forecast although it will be milder, Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell said. Temperatures...
JUST IN: Jim Gaffigan is coming to town, and here’s how to grab your tickets

JUST IN: Jim Gaffigan is coming to town, and here’s how to grab your tickets

He sold out the Fraze Pavilion in 2016, and he’s coming back this summer! Jim Gaffigan is a three-time Grammy nominated comedian, actor, writer, producer, two-time New York Times best-selling author and top touring performer. The comedian will perform on Friday, July 27, 2018  He is known around the world for his unique brand of humor which largely revolves around fatherhood (he’s...
School bus safety is in the spotlight after recent crashes. What’s being done?

School bus safety is in the spotlight after recent crashes. What’s being done?

Recent school bus crashes have Butler County school officials redoubling their efforts to assure the thousands of students they transport each school day travel safely. The crashes this month in Middletown and Edgewood school districts were caused by vehicles colliding into buses containing school children. There were no serious injuries, but local school officials cite the accidents as reminders...
He tried to help a man who jumped off a bridge. Now, he wants to connect with him again.

He tried to help a man who jumped off a bridge. Now, he wants to connect with him again.

Adam Camerer was on his way to meet friends on the night of Nov. 1. He crossed the Columbia Bridge in Hamilton when he saw a man dressed in black sitting on the railing. It was dark and raining. Camerer knew that man was not there to fish. “I figured it was not a great situation he was in at the moment,” Camerer said. “I pulled down the road a bit, and I walked up to him and said...
Snow returns to start the workweek

Snow returns to start the workweek

Temperatures overnight will dip into the upper 20s. A few more clouds are expected to build in overnight, especially by daybreak Monday, Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar said. Snow returns Monday ½ inch to 1 inch likely Monday Rain/snow possible Thursday Monday: The chance for snow returns, especially in the afternoon and early evening. High temperatures will be in the low to...
Ohio flu hospitalizations this season top 7,000

Ohio flu hospitalizations this season top 7,000

Flu cases are still widespread in Ohio, as a nasty season for the virus continues to lead to missed work, missed school and high rates of hospital stays around the state. The Ohio Department of Health reported 7,353 total flu-related hospitalizations for the season as of Jan. 20, the latest data available. The Associated Press reported Friday that the flu blanketed the U.S. again last week for the...
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