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Commentary: Thanksgiving is a time to appreciate the humor, serenity of our bounty

I look at Thanksgiving in two parts. First, Thursday will be the day on which we begin to make weighty decisions. A day on which we begin face the fats of life: the turkey, the mashed potatoes, the candied yams, the chicken-and-noodles, the ham and the green beans topped with toasted onions and infused with condensed cream of mushroom soup. Then, after the Cowboys game, we will face them all again...
How Springfield woman fared when she competed on Price is Right

How Springfield woman fared when she competed on Price is Right

Springfield resident Ellen Weidauer appeared on the popular daytime television game show, The Price is Right on Friday. She taped the show during a recent trip to California. Weidauer made it to the stage after making a winning bid on a smart TV with a media console. She was closest to the actual retail price of the $2,291 TV with a bid of $1,801. Once on the the stage, she was presented with the...
Salvation Army rallies Red Kettle volunteers for season of giving

Salvation Army rallies Red Kettle volunteers for season of giving

The 10th annual Salvation Army Red Kettle kick-off luncheon was held Friday one week from the start of the Red Kettle season. The luncheon gave Salvation Army employees and volunteers a chance to prepare for the start of the holiday fundraising season. Along with music from Wittenberg, Ice Cream from Young’s Dairy, and a banquet hall filled with volunteers and staff, there were elves to represent...
Health district warns about hidden danger in homes during winter

Health district warns about hidden danger in homes during winter

It’s colorless, odorless and tasteless — but it could kill you if you don’t take proper precautions. The Clark County Combined Health District says winter is a good time to test for elevated radon levels in your home. Radon is always present in the air because it comes from decaying uranium deposits in the ground, but several factors contribute to higher levels during this time of...
3-bedroom home on corner lot has 1-car garage

3-bedroom home on corner lot has 1-car garage

HOUSE FEATURE 6567 Ravenna Ave., Enon Living room connects openly with eat-in kitchen Contributing writer Situated on a corner lot in the Greenwood Acres neighborhood, the brick ranch at 6567 Ravenna Ave. in Enon offers approximately 1,030 square feet of living space with three bedrooms. The property is listed by Lagonda Creek Real Estate for $116,500. Special features of the property include neutral...
Family to release lanterns in honor of missing Clark County soldier

Family to release lanterns in honor of missing Clark County soldier

It’s been a year since anyone saw a soldier from Clark County who went missing from Fort Drum in New York. Saturday marks the one-year anniversary of Spc. Trevor Nichols’s disappearance. Investigators said Nichols, of Tremont City, left Fort Drum where he was based without his driver’s license, military ID or cellphone and never returned. A private investigator said nothing...
Springfield Promise Neighborhood gives away 150 thanksgiving meals

Springfield Promise Neighborhood gives away 150 thanksgiving meals

Springfield Promise Neighborhood, a nonprofit, gave away 150 Thanksgiving meals Friday. Five schools were picked to give away the meals, and each school chose 30 families. Aldi provided turkey, traditional sides and dessert, and volunteers from Aldi passed out the meals. “We just wanted to show appreciation both to Aldi to be able to do that giving back and our families so they know there are...
Court docs: Woman who abandoned 3 dogs with mange, fleas said they were strays

Court docs: Woman who abandoned 3 dogs with mange, fleas said they were strays

A New Carlisle woman was in court Friday accused of abandoning three dogs, and lying about it. Patricia A. Sharp, 49, identified three female dogs as strays when she brought them on Oct. 30 to the Clark County Dog Shelter. The dogs, described as a shar-pei mix, Labrador retriever mix and pit mix, all had a severe skin infection, mange, and were infested with fleas, according to the criminal complaint...
RUMERY, Margie

RUMERY, Margie

RUMERY, Margie Age 95, of Springfield, passed away Nov. 14, 2018. Visitation Nov. 19, 1-2 p.m. at Jackson Lytle & Lewis Life Celebration Center, Springfield, OH. View the obituary on Legacy.com
Snyder, Shirley

Snyder, Shirley

SNYDER, Shirley Ann 80, passed away peacefully November 14, 2018 surrounded by her loved ones. She was born August 27, 1938 to the late Robert Elwood and Florence (Wade) Gregory. Shirley loved fishing, crafting, playing cards and watching the Buckeyes and Cavaliers. Shirley is survived by her loving husband of 61 years, Edgar Snyder; her three children, Eileen (Kevin) Tener, Julie (Chris) Schwartz...
Bloom, Martha

Bloom, Martha

BLOOM (Parrish), Martha 81 of Warrenton, Virginia, passed away November 11, 2018 at Aldie, Virginia. She was born February 27, 1937 in Alexandria, Virginia. She retired from her work with the United States Air Force in 2006 after 38 1/2 years of Federal Service. She graduated in the last class at Enon High School in 1955. She earned a bachelor's degree in management from National Lewis University...
BARTLEY, Darrell

BARTLEY, Darrell

BARTLEY, Darrell 87, of Florida, formerly of Springfield, passed away on November 9, 2018. He was born on January 10, 1931, in Springfield, the son of the late James and Ruth (Sellers) Bartley. Darrell was an Eagle Scout and was part of the first troop established at Trinity Lutheran Church. He was a member of the St. Andrews Lodge F&AM, Fraternal Order of Deputy Sheriffs Association, Fraternal Order...
Mechanicsburg senior player of year in Southwest District

Mechanicsburg senior player of year in Southwest District

Mechanicsburg senior running back Joey Mascadri was named an offensive player of the year and three Springfield players were named first team on the All-Southwest District high school football teams. A media panel of Southwest District reps, one of nine throughout the state, announced the teams on Thursday. Players are nominated by coaches and voted on by each district’s media panel. Mascadri...
What makes the Legendary Lights of Clifton Mill different from the rest

What makes the Legendary Lights of Clifton Mill different from the rest

The historic Clifton mill, built in 1802 and still working, will open its Legendary Lights on Friday, Nov. 23. Here’s what you need to know about the Legendary Lights: Unlike other lighting festivals where the lights are already on when you arrive, Clifton Mill stages a dramatic opening where people who arrive at 6 p.m. get to see all four million lights turn on at once, producing a Fourth of...
How you can help Legendary Lights of Clifton Mill earn national bragging rights

How you can help Legendary Lights of Clifton Mill earn national bragging rights

For more than 30 years, Clifton Mill has been a glowing example of what the holiday season is about in Southwest Ohio.  The official Ohio.org website published its Ohio Holiday Lights Trail list, and Clifton Mill was near the top of most spectacular light shows in the state. The recognition comes just in time, as Clifton Mill is in the running for the “USA Today 10BEST” competition...
Alleged victims in OSU doctor sex abuse scandal speak to trustees for the first time

Alleged victims in OSU doctor sex abuse scandal speak to trustees for the first time

For decades, Dr. Richard Strauss preyed upon young men at Ohio State University — watching them shower and groping them during medical exams – but administrators failed to put a stop to sexual abuse, seven men told OSU trustees on Friday. Strauss, who died by suicide in 2005 in California, was a faculty member, student health center physician and athletics doctor from 1979-98 at OSU. The...
Springfield internet cafe broken into

Springfield internet cafe broken into

Springfield police are investigating a store break-in that took place Thursday morning. Authorities were called to Internet Cafe, 1881 S. Limestone Street, where they found the store’s front glass door damaged. READ: Springfield pizza robbery: Media coverage leads to arrest “I arrived and found the east, front door glass shattered and the bottom half busted out completely,” a police...
Clark County Municipal Court cases

Clark County Municipal Court cases

CASES CALLED WEDNESDAY INCLUDED: Anthony Rae Cochran, 39, of 327 N. Race St., theft, dismissed - prosecutor request. Anthony D. Skipper, 25, of 1915 Mound St., domestic violence, assault, dismissed - prosecutor request. Krystal T. Jackson, 32, of 341 S. Wittenberg, Apt. 4, aggravated menacing, dismissed - prosecutor request. George A. Pennington Jr., 62, of 1100 Dayton Ave., domestic violence, dismissed...
Wittenberg junior wins NCAC Defensive Player of Year award

Wittenberg junior wins NCAC Defensive Player of Year award

Jonathan Seay became the third Wittenberg Tigers football player in a row to win the Hank Critchfield Award as the North Coast Athletic Conference’s top defensive player, the league announced Thursday. Seay, a junior from Miramar, Fla., followed the 2017 winner, Chandler Ferko, and the 2016 winner, Dustin Holmes. Wittenberg has had 11 players win the award. Seay had 77 total tackles (40 solo...
Springfield woman accidentally shoots herself in leg, police say

Springfield woman accidentally shoots herself in leg, police say

Springfield police were called after a woman accidentally shot herself in the leg, according to a police report. Authorities were called to the Springfield Regional Medical Center to take a report of the shooting at about 2 a.m. Thursday morning. The shooting took place at a residence on the 400 block of South Clairmont Avenue, the report says. READ: Springfield pizza robbery: Media coverage leads...
Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

COMMON PLEAS COURT NEW SUITS 18-CV-0579 - TCF Equipment Finance, Inc., a division of TCF National Bank, v. W-Car Group, Inc., dba Logan’s Towing & Service Center, c/o Thomas E. Owens, 625 E. Main St., et al., complaint for $31,887 for damages, preliminary and permanent injunction, etc. 18-CV-0582 - PennyMac Loan Services, LLC, v. Darlene Runyon, Dublin, et al., complaint in foreclosure for property...
Here’s when stores will open for Thanksgiving, Black Friday shopping

Here’s when stores will open for Thanksgiving, Black Friday shopping

It’s that time of year again. Thanksgiving and Black Friday ads are surfacing quickly. Here’s when stores plan to open this year: Kohl’s will open at 5 p.m. Thanksgiving and remain open through Black Friday. The store is offering its well-known deal of $15 Kohl’s cash for every $50 spent. The ad also features a 15 percent off coupon. Sales will begin at 6 p.m. Thanksgiving...
Springfield police use billboards to crack cold cases

Springfield police use billboards to crack cold cases

Michelle Rice, Amanda Ward-Romine and Amber Whitmer are names burned into Detective Shelly Pergram’s mind. “I have my missing ladies’ pictures in my office. I mean I look at them every day,” she said. The Springfield Police Division is continuing its initiative to crack cold cases by taking out billboards in different parts of the city. All three women featured on the billboard...
Honda engineers use algae to capture emissions in spare time

Honda engineers use algae to capture emissions in spare time

Instead of fishing or playing golf, a pair of Honda Powersports engineers have been spending their weekends collecting kitchen grease from bars and restaurants and converting it to homemade biodiesel fuel. Now, their alternative energy hobby is turning into a much larger scale project. Experts said their work at Honda’s Research and Development facility in Raymond, Ohio demonstrated a possible...
Springfield motel death determined to be drug overdose, sheriff says`

Springfield motel death determined to be drug overdose, sheriff says`

Investigators determined that the person died of a drug overdose, according to the Clark County Sheriff’s office.  The Clark County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed a death investigation is underway at the Drake Motel.  Officials said the death was reported just before midnight. Early Friday morning, the motel was taped off and officials remained on scene.  No other information...
Chief: Man critically injured after pickup goes under parked truck trailer

Chief: Man critically injured after pickup goes under parked truck trailer

It took crews nearly an hour Thursday night to free a man from the wreckage after he crashed his pickup truck into a stationary truck trailer on a residential street. “We found a full-size Chevy pickup truck that went completely under a trailer that had no tractor attached to it … that truck went up and underneath and the edge of the trailer was up on the driver’s chest,”...
Springfield cardiologist, wife plead guilty in federal health care fraud case

Springfield cardiologist, wife plead guilty in federal health care fraud case

A Springfield cardiologist and his wife changed pleas to guilty Thursday in a federal Medicare and Medicaid fraud case. Dr. Salim Dahdah and his wife, Cindy Dahdah, were headed to trial in early October on a July 2017 federal indictment accusing them of unlawfully raking in more than $2 million by billing, or causing billing to be submitted, for medically unnecessary medical tests and procedures...
Division I: All-Southwest District football

Division I: All-Southwest District football

The 2018 Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association Southwest All-District Division I football teams, as selected by a media panel from the district: Backfield: Michael Bittner, Cincinnati Elder, 6-feet-2, 200 pounds, senior, QB; Jesse Deglow, Kettering Fairmont, 5-10, 194, sr., RB; Miles Johnson, Clayton Northmont, 6-1, 195, sr., QB; Cameron Kells, Milford, 5-10, 180, sr., RB; JuTahn McClain, Fairfield...
WILLIAMS, James

WILLIAMS, James

WILLIAMS, Jr., James H. "Jimmy" 66 of Springfield, Ohio passed away November 11, 2018. He was born March 16, 1952 in New York City, NY the son of James H. and Nellie (Bush) Williams, Sr. Jimmy retired as the Senior Associate Dean of Admission from Wittenberg University. His memory will be cherished by his loving and devoted wife, Jan (Beard) Williams; father, James H. Williams Sr.; children...
SNYDER, Shirley Ann

SNYDER, Shirley Ann

SNYDER, Shirley Ann Age 80, of Springfield, passed away Nov. 14, 2018. Arrangements pending. Littleton & Rue F.H., Springfield, OH. View the obituary on Legacy.com
SCANDRICK, GL

SCANDRICK, GL

SCANDRICK, GL "Gee" Was born July 24, 1935 in Newnan, GA. He went to his Heavenly home following a brief illness on Sunday, November 4, 2018. He had resided in Dayton, OH for 65 years and was a faithful member of Mt. Enon Missionary Baptist Church. GL had retired from Dayton, Power and Light Co, after 38+ years of service and St. Elizabeth Medical Center after 43 years of service. He also...
KNAPKE, Deborah Zinn

KNAPKE, Deborah Zinn

KNAPKE, Deborah Zinn 64, went to be with the Lord November 14, 2018 at Upper Valley Medical Center in Troy, OH with her family and friends by her side. Deborah was born on March 18, 1954, in Troy, Ohio, to Everett Orrin and Waneta Mae Zinn. On December 24, 1989, she married the absolute love of her life, Gregg Thomas Knapke. Deborah's true love was to be with her family. She is survived by her loving...
First winter storm of season downs trees, power lines in Clark County

First winter storm of season downs trees, power lines in Clark County

The first winter storm of the season moved through the region Thursday bringing a wintry mix of snow, ice and rain and knocking out power to hundreds in the area. The morning commute was slowed by ice-covered roads. Schools in Clark and Champaign counties opened late or closed for the day. There were reports of downed trees and Ohio Edison’s website showed about 2,000 outages at the peak of...
Division IV: All-Southwest District football

Division IV: All-Southwest District football

The 2018 Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association Southwest All-District Division IV football teams, as selected by a media panel from the district: Backfield: Dimetrius Baylor, Cincinnati Indian Hill, 6-0, 215, sr., RB; Eli Berner, Springfield Northwestern, 5-11, 175, sr., RB; Nic Dorsey, Urbana, 5-11, 180, sr., RB; Robie Glass, Springfield Shawnee, 6-3, 190, jr., QB; Corey Kiner, St. Bernard Roger Bacon...
Division V: All-Southwest District football

Division V: All-Southwest District football

The 2018 Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association Southwest All-District Division V football teams, as selected by a media panel from the district: Backfield: Alex Bernard, Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy, 6-foot, 180 pounds, senior, RB; Justin Brown, Casstown Miami East, 5-11, 158, sr., RB; Nick Clevenger, Jamestown Greeneview, 6-1, 190, sr., QB; Riley Huelskamp, Anna, 5-10, 175, jr., RB; Clay Payton...
Division VI: All-Southwest District football

Division VI: All-Southwest District football

The 2018 Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association Southwest All-District Division VI football teams, as selected by a media panel from the district: Backfield: Jason Blake, Troy Christian, 6-foot, 190 pounds, junior, RB; Fred Brown, Cincinnati Riverview East Academy, 6-1, 190, sr., RB; Daevon Bryant, Cin. Deer Park, 5-6, 205, sr., RB; Mac Davis, Springfield Northeastern, 6-1, 165, sr., QB; Seth Griswold...
Division VII: All-Southwest District football

Division VII: All-Southwest District football

The 2018 Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association Southwest All-District Division VII football teams, as selected by a media panel from the district: Backfield: Trent Collins, Mississinawa Valley, 6-foot-2, 180 pounds, senior, QB; David Cunningham, Hamilton New Miami, 6-0, 205, sr., RB; Elliott Gilardi, Sidney Lehman Catholic, 6-0, 170, sr., QB; Will Hall, Mississinawa Valley, 5-9, 165, sr., RB; Collin...
Man on trial for killing girlfriend's abusive Missouri mom

Man on trial for killing girlfriend's abusive Missouri mom

A woman whose mother for years made everyone believe her daughter was seriously ill testified Thursday that she talked her boyfriend whom she'd met online into coming to Missouri to kill her abusive mom, believing it was the only way she could be free of her. The testimony from Gypsy Blanchard, 27, came in the trial of her former boyfriend, Nicholas Godejohn. His attorneys don't deny that he killed...
Ohio congresswoman may challenge Nancy Pelosi for speaker of the House

Ohio congresswoman may challenge Nancy Pelosi for speaker of the House

Rep. Marcia Fudge, a Cleveland Democrat who led the Congressional Black Caucus from 2012 to 2014, is considering challenging Nancy Pelosi for speaker of the House. Fudge, whose spokeswoman said she was unavailable for comment Thursday, told Cleveland.com late Wednesday she was considering a run for the top leadership position, and a spokeswoman Thursday confirmed that she was considering running....
Local manufacturer develops scholarship at Clark State

Local manufacturer develops scholarship at Clark State

The Clark State Foundation is working with a long-time Springfield manufacturer and will begin offering a new scholarship annually to two students majoring in manufacturing technologies at the community college. The Sweet Manufacturing Company will provide funding for the scholarships, which will cover the cost of tuition, fees, books and other course-related materials. Students who receive the scholarships...
Springfield, Urbana: What are you thankful for?

Springfield, Urbana: What are you thankful for?

The Springfield News-Sun wants to know what you are thankful for this holiday season. “We know that the world can sometimes seem negative,” Springfield News-Sun Editor Sharon Wilmore said. “We also know that when we look close to home, we find there’s a lot that people are thankful for in their everyday lives. Seeing what others appreciate can be inspiring to the rest of us...
Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

COMMON PLEAS COURT NEW SUITS 18-CV-0574 - Mid America Mortgage, Inc., v. Christian N. Crain, New Carlisle, et al., complaint in foreclosure for property located at 1200 Klose Ave., New Carlisle, for $55,615. 18-CV-0577 - Lonnie R. Moore, 1802 S. Fountain Ave., v. Gregory E. Johnson, Enon, complaint in excess of $25,000 for damages and injuries suffered in an auto accident on Oct. 23. 18-CV-0580 -...
Icy conditions lead to falls, other weather-related injuries

Icy conditions lead to falls, other weather-related injuries

Icy conditions impacted the Miami Valley throughout the morning Thursday and local hospitals are treating people for weather-related injuries. Premier Health said they’ve treated 10 people for fall injuries at Miami Valley Hospital’s campuses. Five people have been treated for injuries related to falls and weather-related crashes at Atrium Medical Center in Middletown. Kettering Health...
Clark County Municipal Court cases

Clark County Municipal Court cases

CASES CALLED TUESDAY INCLUDED: Rita D. Jones, 65, of 640 Cedar St., theft, guilty. Matthew R. Webb, 42, of 35 Greenmont, OVI, guilty, 53 days jail with 50 days suspended, three days credit for time served for driver’s intervention program, 12 months probation, 12 months driver’s license suspension, interlock required for modification, fined $375. Jacob T. Hawk, 20, of 2246 Seminole Ave...
Clark, Champaign County ready for winter weather

Clark, Champaign County ready for winter weather

Clark and Champaign County crews are preparing for the winter season with thousands of tons of salt. WHIO Storm Center 7 forecast called for a winter mix to fall Thursday. A Winter Weather Advisory was issued for the entire Miami Valley for Wednesday beginning at 10 p.m. and was expected to last until Thursday at 12 p.m. The forecasts calls for the wintry mix to fall early Thursday causing roads to...
Dry, but cold tonight; chance for rain, snow this weekend

Dry, but cold tonight; chance for rain, snow this weekend

Cold, but dry overnight Below normal temperatures this weekend Few rain or snow showers this weekend Overnight: A few breaks in the clouds are possible by morning, Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell said. Overnight lows will dip down close to 30 degrees by daybreak.  Saturday: It will be partly sunny and chilly to start the weekend with highs in the lower 40s. Another front...
Mark Wahlberg donates $20K to Ohio foster care organization

Mark Wahlberg donates $20K to Ohio foster care organization

Actor Mark Wahlberg, who is promoting his new movie “Instant Family,” donated $20,000 to an Ohio foster care organization. Walhberg, and business partner Jay Feldman, made the donation to Buckeye Ranch, an organization that operates foster homes in 23 counties in Central and Southern Western Ohio. The organization serves children and families through family-focused mental health treatment...
Here’s what to do if you see downed power lines

Here’s what to do if you see downed power lines

With winter weather causing issues across the region, several downed power lines have been reported. Temperatures will continue to climb towards the middle 30s this morning. The ice threat will keep dropping, but there will be scattered rain showers through noon, Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini said. The ice has weighed down several power lines, causing them to fall. Here’s what...
5 tips for using a chainsaw safely for downed trees in winter

5 tips for using a chainsaw safely for downed trees in winter

With downed trees across the region, people are cutting down trees and branches in their yards and on streets. Before you pull out the chainsaw, remember there are some safety tips you need to follow. A chainsaw has more power per inch than most other tools, which requires extra attention to safety, Lowe’s advises. Here’s what you need to know for cutting down trees: 1. Use protection...
WINTER WEATHER: 7 important updates you need to know right now

WINTER WEATHER: 7 important updates you need to know right now

An Ice Storm Warning was in effect for southern Miami Valley this morning. Counties included were Butler, Clinton, Greene, Montgomery, Preble, and Warren. Temperatures will continue to climb towards the middle 30s this morning. The ice threat will keep dropping, but there will be scattered rain showers through noon, Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini said.  A wintry mix is expected...
Local airports see flight delays, cancellations due to winter weather

Local airports see flight delays, cancellations due to winter weather

Flights at airports across Southwest Ohio are seeing cancellations as winter weather hits Ohio and the East Coast. Flights from Dayton International Airport to Washington and New York are canceled this morning, and other flights from Dayton to Minneapolis, Charlotte, Dallas, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia and Detroit have also been delayed. At Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky International Airport, flights...
5 tips for driving on icy roads

5 tips for driving on icy roads

With slick roads in parts of the region, it’s important to drive with caution if you hit ice. Here are five tips for driving safe in winter weather: 1. No cruise control. If possible, avoid using your parking brake in cold, rainy and snowy weather. Do not use cruise control when driving on any slippery surface (wet, ice, sand). Always look and steer where you want to go, according to AAA. 2...
Passing flurries linger as winds increase; slick spots possible as temps drop

Passing flurries linger as winds increase; slick spots possible as temps drop

Passing flurries linger overnight as winds increase Some refreeze possible as temperatures drop overnight Few rain/snow showers to end the weekend Ovenight: Some flurries will linger into the overnight hours under cloudy skies, Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell said. Gusty winds will develop and may cause weakened tree limbs from the ice storm to come down. Wet surfaces may become...
2 local congressmen may compete to be top Republican on Judiciary Committee

2 local congressmen may compete to be top Republican on Judiciary Committee

Warren County-area Rep. Steve Chabot is one of two remaining Republicans in the House of Representatives who brought the case for impeachment against then–President Bill Clinton 20 years ago. Now, he’s arguing that experience could help him and other Republican fight off Democrats if they move forward on impeaching President Donald Trump. Chabot of Cincinnati, who just won a 12th term...
Pike County murders: 1 of 6 suspects makes first court appearance

Pike County murders: 1 of 6 suspects makes first court appearance

George “Billy” Wagner III waived extradition on the murder charges filed against him during his initial appearance in a Fayette County, Kentucky, courtroom, according to CNN affiliate LEX18. Extradition is when one law enforcement agency captures a suspect who is wanted in another jurisdiction and returns the suspect to the law enforcement agency in the jurisdiction where the crime...
‘The Print Sale’ a great way to support local artists

‘The Print Sale’ a great way to support local artists

An upcoming sale is a chance to add a piece by a local artist to your collection.  The Dayton Printmakers Cooperative will host “The Print Sale” Saturday, Dec. 1, at its studio space at 901 N. Keowee St. in Dayton.  Hand pulled prints created by 20 printmakers have been created in intaglio, woodblock, monotype and lithography styles and will be available for purchase. Among the...
Free Friday concerts will keep your lunch hour humming

Free Friday concerts will keep your lunch hour humming

The Dayton Metro Library will begin a series of free Friday lunch concerts at the main branch of the Dayton Metro Library in downtown Dayton next week.  “For those who work downtown, a casual concert can be a great mid-day escape,” said Julie Buchanan, library programming manager. “Folks can bring their lunch and a friend, grab a seat, and enjoy some great music before returning...
Winter Weather Advisory, Ice Storm Warning in effect; wintry mix, slick morning commute expected

Winter Weather Advisory, Ice Storm Warning in effect; wintry mix, slick morning commute expected

An Ice Storm Warning has been issued for southern Miami Valley until noon. Counties include: Butler, Clinton, Greene, Montgomery, Preble, and Warren. Significant amount of ice accumulation will make road conditions dangerous, or impossible. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for the entire Miami Valley until noon Thursday; the advisory for Randolph County is in effect through 7 p.m. Thursday...
Pike County murders: Death penalty possible for 4 of 6 arrested in Rhoden slayings 

Pike County murders: Death penalty possible for 4 of 6 arrested in Rhoden slayings 

Four people arrested Tuesday on aggravated murder charges for the 2016 slayings of eight members of the Rhoden family in Pike County include a man who shared a 2-year-old daughter with one of the victims. A dispute over custody played a role in the homicides, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine said, and two other family members are accused of trying to “cover up” the crimes....
Shop for a worthy cause at the Sugarplum Festival of Trees

Shop for a worthy cause at the Sugarplum Festival of Trees

You’ll find the perfect holiday gift and all your shopping will benefit our local children’s hospital at the annual Sugarplum Festival of Trees.  Open this weekend at the Dayton Masonic Center, the event will have a holiday boutique filled with homemade gifts, decorations, wreaths and ornaments. Beautifully decorated full-sized designer Christmas trees will be available to bid on...
Yellow Cab’s Thanksgiving Night Market: Shopping, cocktails and craft beer 

Yellow Cab’s Thanksgiving Night Market: Shopping, cocktails and craft beer 

It’s time for a festive evening of stocking up on holiday gifts Friday at Yellow Cab Tavern’s annual Thanksgiving Night Market.  Enjoy local craft beers and cocktails as you shop for one-of-a-kind hand-crafted items.  Food vendors the Drunken Waffle and Twisted Taco will be at the event along with a number of vendors including:  At My Kitchen Table  Twisted River Coffee...
What makes the zoo’s holiday season bright? 3 million lights should do it

What makes the zoo’s holiday season bright? 3 million lights should do it

Get ready to be dazzled. The 36th Annual PNC Festival of Lights at the Cincinnati Zoo kicks off this weekend.  Visitors can admire three million LED lights and larger-than-life animal lanterns as they light up the zoo creating this year’s theme, “Wild Wonderland.”  The brilliant lights aren’t the only draw. Families can take a ride on the BB&T Toyland Express, watch...
A day of science and fun at the Boonshoft — and it’s free!

A day of science and fun at the Boonshoft — and it’s free!

The Boonshoft Museum of Discovery is hosting a free family event on Saturday.  The annual Dayton Science Festival Experience will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Nov. 17. Once a year, the museum collaborates with the Dayton Science Festival for a community wide celebration of STEMM learning.  Hands-on activities and presentations from the astronomy, collections and discovery zoo and...
Wintry mix to hit area Wednesday evening, Thursday morning

Wintry mix to hit area Wednesday evening, Thursday morning

Clouds break overnight as temperatures drop Wintry mess to affect Thursday morning commute Drying out but still chilly for coming weekend Overnight: Clouds will break with temperatures slowly falling around 20 degrees by the morning, Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell said. Wednesday: Expect some sunshine to start the day, but clouds will increase from south to north in the afternoon...
Deputies: Logan County woman killed in crash caused by suspected drunk driver

Deputies: Logan County woman killed in crash caused by suspected drunk driver

A suspected drunk driver caused a crash that killed another driver on U.S. 68 Saturday night, according to the Logan County Sheriff’s Office. The crash was reported around 7 p.m. Saturday in the 3800 block of U.S. 68, south of Bellefontaine.  Amanda Taylor, 32, of Belle Station, Logan County, was pronounced dead at the scene.  Taylor was driving north on U.S. 68 when an SUV, driven...
Chicago’s movin’ in: Legendary band coming to the Rose in 2019

Chicago’s movin’ in: Legendary band coming to the Rose in 2019

The Rose Music Center at the Heights has announced the first concert for 2019. The legendary rock band Chicago will return to the music venue on Sunday, May 5.  The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees have won numerous awards including two Grammy Awards, two American Music Awards and recently came in at #4 in Billboard Magazine's Top Bands And Duos, making Chicago the first American rock band...
Women’s clothing retailer with local presence moving forward with name change

Women’s clothing retailer with local presence moving forward with name change

New York & Company is getting a new name. The women’s clothing retailer announced it will change its name to RTW Retailwinds. The company’s common stock will begin trading under the new name on the New York Stock Exchange on Tuesday, Nov. 20 at the opening of trading, the company said. The name change — initially announced in September — is part of the retailer’s strategy...
Rain, snow showers developing overnight

Rain, snow showers developing overnight

Passing light rain or snow showers developing tonight Accumulation should stay under ½”  More rain/snow developing early Thursday TONIGHT:  Cloudy skies are expected with scattered snow showers. Those areas that see snow could pick up around ½ inch or less. Some areas may get very little, if any snow. However, temperatures are expected to fall into the upper 20s...
Snow flurries possible tonight, wind chills to turn bitter

Snow flurries possible tonight, wind chills to turn bitter

Turning colder and blustery, few flurries tonight Winter-like start to the weekend Threat for accumulating snow early next week Tonight: Overnight, expect lingering clouds and a chance for flurries, mainly early. Clouds will break toward morning. Temperatures will plunge into the lower 20s by morning, Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Eric Elwell said. Saturday: Mostly sunny, but it will be blustery...
Woman accused of operating fentanyl stash house, exposing children to opioid

Woman accused of operating fentanyl stash house, exposing children to opioid

A 29-year-old Springfield woman remained in jail Thursday night on charges accusing her of stashing fentanyl in her home and exposing three children to the synthetic opioid that is used as a painkiller and anesthetic.  LaPrecious Anthony, of the 100 block of North Light Street, was arrested Thursday afternoon by detectives with the Clark County Sheriff's Vice & Organized Crime Task Force and...
Suspicious packages sent to Moraine city building deemed safe

Suspicious packages sent to Moraine city building deemed safe

An “all clear” has been given at the Moraine city building after police investigated two suspicious packages sent to the building.  A worker in the building requested police to check the packages as a precaution, feeling that something might not be right.  Both packages were deemed safe and both were expected to arrive at the building.  Additional details were...
Record number of stores will be closed Thanksgiving Day

Record number of stores will be closed Thanksgiving Day

The holiday shopping season officially kicks off the day after Thanksgiving, with many stores opening Thanksgiving Day. » Walmart to throw cookies-and-coffee party before sale begins Thanksgiving This year, however, a record number of retailers have decided not to open Thanksgiving Day. BestBlackFriday.com released its official list of closings recently, with 75 stores confirming they...
Wet, wintry weather expected heading into the weekend

Wet, wintry weather expected heading into the weekend

Chance for rain, wet snowflakes early Friday Flurries, unseasonably cold to start the season Early week storm could bring threat of rain and snow Overnight: It will become cloudy overnight. “There is a chance for rain toward daybreak. The rain may be mixed with some wet snowflakes across the far northern Miami Valley,” Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell said. Temperatures...
Ohio woman accused of stealing $1,600 worth of Girl Scout cookies

Ohio woman accused of stealing $1,600 worth of Girl Scout cookies

A woman in Cincinnati is accused of stealing more than $1,600 worth of cookies from a Girl Scout troop. North College Hill police say Noel Hines stole $1,634 worth of cookies in late March. Police say Hines took a large order of cookies to sell from a local troop but never paid for the orders, police said. Police attempted to make contact with her for more than six months about receiving the payments...
Temperatures continuing to drop tonight, throughout morning

Temperatures continuing to drop tonight, throughout morning

Colder air filters in overnight Chance for light rain and mix by Friday morning Winter-like temperatures start the weekend Overnight: More clear skies are expected overnight with chilly conditions as lows dip to around 30 degrees by the morning, Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell said. Thursday: Lots of sunshine will start the day with unseasonably cool temperatures...
Cooler air filters in over next few days

Cooler air filters in over next few days

Cooler air filters in over next few days Threat for a mix of rain, snow Friday morning Unseasonably cold weather for the weekend Overnight: Scattered clouds moving by overnight, which will be chilly with temperatures dropping into the upper 30s by morning, Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell said. Wednesday: Skies will be mostly sunny with temperatures climbing into the lower 50s....
Recovering addicts take their fight to the boxing ring

Recovering addicts take their fight to the boxing ring

The latest incarnation of Drake’s Downtown Gym’s popular knockout boxing events will feature local people overcoming addiction. The Fighting Chance Boxing event will be held Nov. 10 and benefit Joshua Recovery Ministries, a faith-based group that sponsors sober living homes. Not all the fighters have had problems with addiction, but many have, including some who have lived in one of the...
Rain lingers, windy Election Day ahead

Rain lingers, windy Election Day ahead

Rain lingers overnight Wind gusts up to 40 mph Tuesday Taste of winter coming this weekend Overnight: Rain is likely, especially for the first half of the night, Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell said. Winds will increase by morning with temperatures holding in the middle 50s. Tuesday: Expect mostly cloudy skies with some lingering showers in the morning for Election Day. It...
Ex-nuclear weapons site owner: ‘Either it creeps you out or you love it’

Ex-nuclear weapons site owner: ‘Either it creeps you out or you love it’

A business with a name of Patriot has bought a heavily-fortified former defense facility that its new owner says is designed to withstand a ”2,000-pound bomb direct hit.” So renovating the building to Scott Thomae’s liking for his communications technology company to bring as many as 20 jobs to Mound Business Park and to sublease the remaining two-thirds of the 122,000 square feet...
Board rejects wedding venue appeal, says site may be ‘public nuisance’

Board rejects wedding venue appeal, says site may be ‘public nuisance’

A board has indicated a Miami Twp. wedding venue may be a public nuisance, according to its rejection of the facility’s appeal of a Montgomery County stop work order. The ruling handed down against Stoney Hill Bed and Breakfast owner Darren Powlette — whose attorney plans to challenge — cites six factors in upholding the county’s action. “The appellate has failed to demonstrate...
Flurry possible overnight as temperatures fall into mid-30s

Flurry possible overnight as temperatures fall into mid-30s

Patchy drizzle and light rain possible into the night Flurry possible overnight as temps fall Clouds break, calm for the weekend Rain returns Sunday night; stormy on Election Day  This evening: Clouds will remain this evening with patchy drizzle or light showers possible, Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist said. Temperatures will hold in the 40s. Overnight: A few light showers or...
High water forces several road closures across the Miami Valley 

High water forces several road closures across the Miami Valley 

Several roads are closed due to high water following Thursday’s widespread rain showers across the Miami Valley. The Flood Watch, which was in place for most of the area since Wednesday, was cancelled around 10:30 p.m. Thursday. A Flood Warning is in effect for Little Miami River until 4:45 p.m. Friday for southwestern Greene and northeastern Warren counties and the Great Miami River...
Riverside now a Purple Heart City -- and will post signs to show it proudly

Riverside now a Purple Heart City -- and will post signs to show it proudly

Riverside is now a Purple Heart City, a member of a group of U.S. cities that pay special recognition to members of the military wounded and/or killed in combat. The special designation, bestowed Thursday night during the general session of the Riverside City Council, "recognizes that the community understands the veterans and that they may have veterans that have received the purple heart living...
‘Orange is the New Black’ author urges yes vote on Issue 1

‘Orange is the New Black’ author urges yes vote on Issue 1

Two well-known authors are speaking out in favor of State Issue 1, the proposed constitutional amendment on the Nov. 6 ballot that would reduce some drug possession crimes from felonies to misdemeanors. “Prisons and also jails are really ill-equipped to solve in any substantive way, problems of drug addiction,” said Piper Kerman, who authored the best-selling book, “Orange is the...
Ohio EPA issues guidelines to keep lead out of drinking water

Ohio EPA issues guidelines to keep lead out of drinking water

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency released new guidance and regulations that would change how Ohio public water systems alert residents and businesses when replacing lead service lines. New regulations require every public water system in Ohio now must notify residents or business owners 45 days before making repairs to water lines that contain lead. Water systems are also now required to provide...
UD releases body cam video of arrest of student accused of attacking professor 

UD releases body cam video of arrest of student accused of attacking professor 

The University of Dayton released body camera video Monday of the arrest of a student accused of attacking a professor and trying to grab a campus police officer’s gun. A 911 call from a UD professor Aug. 24 during the first week of classes brought this incident at Miriam Hall to the attention of campus police. James Joseph Coyle, 20, of Deerfield Twp. in Warren County, is charged with aggravated...
Search warrant at ‘stash house’ results in Greene County’s largest meth bust

Search warrant at ‘stash house’ results in Greene County’s largest meth bust

A search warrant uncovered nearly 95 pounds of meth in a Greene County apartment, the largest meth seizure in the county’s history, according to the Greene County Sheriff’s Office. The bust is part of an 813% increase in drug trafficking cases involving meth by The Agencies for Combined Enforcement Task Force in the 2018, compared to last year, the agency said in a media release Thursday...
Suspect in high-speed chase arrested during raid in Springfield

Suspect in high-speed chase arrested during raid in Springfield

A Springfield man reportedly involved in a high-speed chase with children in the car last week was arrested during a raid at a home Thursday morning. Chadwick Carpenter was arrested around 10 a.m. in the 400 block of Linden Avenue by Springfield police. The home was raided by U.S. Marshals about an hour before his arrest. Carpenter was wanted on several charges, including fleeing police, abduction...
Person injured in Troy in string of morning pedestrian strikes across the Miami Valley

Person injured in Troy in string of morning pedestrian strikes across the Miami Valley

A pedestrian was transported to Miami Valley Hospital after being struck by a vehicle on Nashville Road in Troy Thursday morning. Initial reports indicate the individual was struck in the 1800 block just after 7 a.m. The person was taken by ground transportation after a medical helicopter was canceled from responding to the scene.  This incident is one of several pedestrian strikes reported throughout...
Flood watch canceled; showers to linger into Friday

Flood watch canceled; showers to linger into Friday

Flood Warning for Little Miami River until 4:45 p.m. Friday for southwestern Greene, northeastern Warren counties Passing light showers, drizzle linger into early Friday Clearing, cool for the weekend Overnight: Cloudy skies will remain with passing showers or drizzle. Temperatures will hold at around 40 degrees by morning. Friday: Rain pulls away with a system early on. It’ll be mostly...
Sprint cell service reporting outages throughout Midwest

Sprint cell service reporting outages throughout Midwest

Sprint is continuing to deal with outage issues affecting much of the Midwest, including the Dayton area. According to media reports in the Indianapolis area, Sprint acknowledged that states in the Midwest were experiencing intermittent voice issues. The company has not released a timetable hinting at when service is expected to be restored. A caller to this newsroom just after 9 p.m. reported that...
OSP: No serious injuries from SUV rollover crash on I-70 West in Clark County

OSP: No serious injuries from SUV rollover crash on I-70 West in Clark County

There are no reported serious injuries from a rollover crash Wednesday night on I-70 West in the Bethel Twp. area of Clark County, Ohio State Highway Patrol dispatch reports. The left lane remains shut down just after 9 p.m. from the accident reported about 8:57 p.m.  According to Clark County Sheriff's dispatch. the vehicle rolled several times and ended up on its top.  According to state...
Deer strikes and wrecks involving deer are on the rise, area body shops report

Deer strikes and wrecks involving deer are on the rise, area body shops report

Area body shops are reporting an increase in damage to vehicles because of deer strikes.  Mechanics tell WHIO-TV the majority of the accident they're seeing have been occurring from dusk until dawn.  Mechanic Bob Merchant, with Todd Fisher's Body and Collision Repair Center in Springfield, said he has worked on three vehicles towed this past week.  "They started in August and they're...
Police investigate post claiming nail found in candy after trick-or-treating

Police investigate post claiming nail found in candy after trick-or-treating

Police are investigating a Facebook post that claims a nail was found in a piece of Halloween candy in Tipp City.  The post said a nail was found in a snack-sized Snickers bar received after trick-or-treating in Tipp City Tuesday.  “In an effort to provide accurate information in a broad way, we’ve decided to publish the post, to include a picture of what was reported to us,...
Dayton, other Ohio cities rank in ‘Top 50 Bed Bugs’ list

Dayton, other Ohio cities rank in ‘Top 50 Bed Bugs’ list

Exterminators say Ohio is experiencing an “epidemic” of bed bugs, especially in northeastern cities. Columbus, the Cleveland-Akron-Canton metro area and Dayton are some of the worst cities for bed bugs, according to pest control company Orkin in its 2018 “Top 50 Bed Bug Cities” list. Columbus topped the list at #5, the Cleveland-Akron-Canton area came in at #14, and Dayton...
Looking for the perfect one-of-a-kind gift? This weekend’s best holiday bazaar and craft shows

Looking for the perfect one-of-a-kind gift? This weekend’s best holiday bazaar and craft shows

Looking for the perfect one-of-a-kind gift?  This weekend, a number of bazaars, craft shows and local business open houses to kick off the holiday season.  It doesn’t matter who’s on your shopping list, most likely you’ll be able to find that unique present at one of these events.  The annual tradition of Yuletide Winter’s Gathering returns to Tipp City&rsquo...
Flood Watch issued for most of the Miami Valley until Friday

Flood Watch issued for most of the Miami Valley until Friday

FLOOD WATCH for much of the Valley until Friday morning Heavy rain possible late tonight through Thursday Break from rain for the weekend TONIGHT: A Flood Watch has been issued for most of the Miami Valley from Wednesday at 8 p.m. until Friday at 8 a.m. Counties affected include Champaign, Clark, Greene, Clinton, Montgomery, Preble, Butler and Warren. The rain may be heavy at times overnight...
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