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Springfield police, residents come together in neighborhood block party

After a deadly weekend in Springfield, police and residents came together Wednesday night during a block party offering a safe place to have fun and enjoy a meal. Antonio Moore, 23, was shot and killed, becoming the city’s 12th homicide victim this year. This matches all of 2017. While this block party tonight was planned months in advance, it came at a time when people were hoping to do something...

HS Roundup 9/19: Miami East girls golf team has record day

Two school records were set for the Miami East girls golf team in a 183-237 win versus Tri-Village on Wednesday. Paige Lawson posted a 38 to lead the way, setting a new individual low for East. Kearsten Kirby added a 44, Maci Krites a 48 and Marissa Kearns a 53. The 183 team score also marked a school record. Boys Soccer Bellefontaine 7, Indian Lake 0: Dominik Patton and Daunte George drove in two...

HS Results 9/19: Bellefontaine, Ben Logan, Northwestern win by shutout

Boys Soccer Wednesday’s Results Bellefontaine 7, Indian Lake 0 Benjamin Logan 1, Shawnee 0 Northwestern 1, Tecumseh 0 Urbana 2, Jonathan Alder 1 Tuesday’s Results Alter 0, Fenwick 0 Beavercreek 4, Northmont 0 Bellbrook 1, Eaton 1 Butler 8, Greenville 1 Centerville 2, Springboro 0 Colerain 1, Oak Hills 1 Dayton Christian 5, Bethel 1 Fairfield 1, Middletown 0 Fairmont 3, Miami Valley School...
National Guard armory sold for $1 in effort to redevelop fairgrounds

National Guard armory sold for $1 in effort to redevelop fairgrounds

The Board of Clark County Commissioners has sold the former National Guard armory property on Laybourne Road to the Clark County Land Reutilization Corp. for only $1.  The low price served as an effort to redevelop the nearly 4.5-acre site near the Clark County Fairgrounds, according to a press release.  "We've been working on this project for many years," said Clark County Commissioner...
Norfolk Southern: Man struck by train in Springfield was sitting on tracks 

Norfolk Southern: Man struck by train in Springfield was sitting on tracks 

A man who was struck by a train tonight had been sitting on the tracks, a Norfolk Southern Railway spokesman said. The train was bound for Bellevue in northern Ohio with mixed freight when it struck a pedestrian around 8:45 p.m. near the intersection of High and Yellow Springs streets in Springfield. “There was a person who was sitting on the edge of the track on the end of the tie,” Jon...
Driver, 80, killed in 2-vehicle crash in Bethel Twp., Miami County

Driver, 80, killed in 2-vehicle crash in Bethel Twp., Miami County

UPDATE @ 10:15 p.m.: An 80-year-old New Carlisle area woman was killed in a two-vehicle accident on South Palmer Road in Bethel Twp. when she apparently failed to yield at a stop, Miami County Sheriff's Sgt. Chris Bobb said.  She was headed west on Palmer when a Chevy Sierra pickup headed north on Bellefontaine Road T-boned her Ford Taurus about 6:30 p.m., the sergeant said.  She was taken...
OSP investigating fault in Wednesday crash involving Springfield police cruiser

OSP investigating fault in Wednesday crash involving Springfield police cruiser

Officials are still investigating what led to a Wednesday morning crash in downtown Springfield involving a Springfield Police Division cruiser. Lt. Brian Aller, Springfield Post Commander of the Ohio State Highway Patrol said the collision involved the cruiser and a pick-up truck at the intersection of Main Street and Fountain Ave. He identified the driver of the truck as Bradley McNeil of Springfield...
Home security camera leads to arrest of Springfield man in Bellbrook

Home security camera leads to arrest of Springfield man in Bellbrook

A man was going door-to-door on Tuesday hoping to trim people’s trees. The problem is, police said the man was breaking two laws. Bellbrook police were called to Upper Hillside Drive by a homeowner whose doorbell camera recorded a man knocking on his door. After watching the video on his phone, the resident said he got a funny feeling and called police, Lt. Steve Carmin said. Police came out...
TIEMAN, James Vincent

TIEMAN, James Vincent

TIEMAN, James Vincent Age 87, passed away at St. Leonard Retirement Center on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at 3:00 am. Jim was born December 12, 1930 in Dayton, Ohio. He graduated from Chaminade High School and earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree at the University of Dayton and a Master of Arts in Education from Miami University. Jim taught for 30 years in the Dayton Public Schools. After he retired...
PARMLEY, Lawrence

PARMLEY, Lawrence

PARMLEY, Lawrence Corbin "Larry" Passed away Sept. 13, 2018. He was 81 years of age. Larry was born on Aug. 25, 1937, in Rusk, TX. As a high school student, Larry served in the Texas National Guard before his family moved to Lucasville, OH. Upon graduation from Lucasville High School, Larry married Saundra Preston in 1956. The Parmleys moved to Springfield, where Larry worked as an electrician...
WILLIAMS, Gerald

WILLIAMS, Gerald

WILLIAMS, Gerald "Lacy" 68, of Springfield, passed away on Monday, September 17, 2018 at The James Cancer Hospital with his family by his side after a long battle with lung cancer. Lacy was born November 10, 1949 in Springfield to Carson and Jewell (Lykins) Williams. He was a 1967 graduate of South High School and a veteran of the United States Army. He had worked for International Harvester...
STANFORD, Virginia Lorraine

STANFORD, Virginia Lorraine

STANFORD, Virginia Lorraine "Rainie" 72, of Springfield, OH, a long-time home health care nurse who retired from Community Hospital. On September 15, 2018, she peacefully went home to be with her Lord. Preceded in death by her parents, her oldest brother, Tyree. Survived by daughter Krystal, siblings; Rebecca (Ellis) Stanford, Leonora Smoot (Florida), and James Love (Kathy) Williams (Beavercreek)...
Paul, Connie

Paul, Connie

PAUL, Connie Jean 79, of Dayton, OH was received into the arms of Jesus after a short battle with brain cancer on Monday September 17, 2018 in her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born October 28, 1938 in Ironton, Ohio. She was employed for 30 years at Montgomery County Developmental Center. She is preceded in death by her mother, Selma Young, late husband William Paul, and her beloved...
MYERS, Robert

MYERS, Robert

MYERS, Robert Eugene 86, of Urbana passed away Tuesday September 18th at Springfield Regional Medical Center. He was born December 24th, 1931 in Pike Township, Ohio the son of Guy and Martha (Sagers) Myers. He is survived by a sister, Julia; several nieces and nephews and a special niece, Dianna. He is preceded in death by his parents and several siblings: Woodrow, Franklin, Russell, Florence, Isabel...
KUHN, Matthew A.

KUHN, Matthew A.

KUHN, Matthew A. "Matt" 38, of South Charleston, passed away Monday, September 17, 2018 at SRMC. He was born October 19, 1979 in Springfield. He enjoyed fishing and playing video games. Survivors include his parents, Harold "Hal" and Cheryl (Smith) Kuhn; four children, Phillip, Katelyn, Emily, and Andrew Kuhn; two brothers, Harold (Elaine) Kuhn, Jr. and Aaron Kuhn; and several...
Joyner, Esther

Joyner, Esther

JOYNER (Nee Conley), Esther Eleanor Age 80, departed from her earthly home in Beavercreek, OH, to everlasting life on September 18, 2018 after a difficult nineteen year journey with Parkinson's disease. She was born to Max and Virgie Conley, the seventh of thirteen children, in Collista, KY on October 17, 1937. On November 10, 1956 Esther married Herbert T. Joyner of The United States Air Force. She...
Report: Burglars cut hole in roof of Springfield Best Buy, steal phones

Report: Burglars cut hole in roof of Springfield Best Buy, steal phones

Springfield police are investigating a break-in at Best Buy on Bechtle Avenue. Police responded Sunday morning to a break-in at the Springfield Best Buy. Six iPhones and an iPad was stolen from the store when officers arrived, a Springfield police report says. “Officers found a fire escape unlocked that led to the roof of the building,” the report says. “Officers located a small...
Springfield man who fled police at 100 mph sentenced to prison

Springfield man who fled police at 100 mph sentenced to prison

A Springfield man who fled police at 100 miles per hour was sentenced this week to prison. Jamar Hayes, 22, pleaded guilty to a charge of failure to comply and was sentenced Tuesday to 30 months in prison by Clark County Common Pleas Court Judge Douglas Rastatter. Police began their investigation in June when they were called by a neighbor on South Light Street because a man was forcing a woman into...
Week 4 area high school football rushing leaders

Week 4 area high school football rushing leaders

The following are area high school football rushing leaders through Week 4. Greater Western Ohio Conference: Sincere Wells, sr., Xenia, 94 rushes, 859 yards (9.1), 10 TDs. Ohio Heritage Conference: Dylan Rice, sr., Triad, 42 rushes, 645 yards (15.4), 11 TDs. Midwest Athletic Conference: Zach Niekamp, sr., St. Henry, 83 rushes, 634 yards (7.6), 11 TDs. Greater Miami Conference: Jutahn McClain, jr....
Pike County killings: Autopsy records show Rhoden shot through door

Pike County killings: Autopsy records show Rhoden shot through door

The Ohio Supreme Court upheld a journalist’s ability to examine preliminary autopsy records and investigative notes made by a coroner, effectively granting media access to never-before-seen records in the 2016 murders of eight people in Pike County. The records reveal one of the victims, Christopher Rhoden Sr., had been shot through a door, according to the Columbus Dispatch, which first...
Greenon girls soccer making the most of ‘make or break season’

Greenon girls soccer making the most of ‘make or break season’

There’s talent spread throughout the Greenon Knights girls soccer team roster, for sure. But next season’s team will feel the impact as nine seniors take with them valuable experience and depth. That’s why coach Jamie Wiggins has labeled this a “make or break season for us.” So far, so good for the Knights. They’re making it tough on their competition at 8-1 overall...
Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

COMMON PLEAS COURT NEW SUITS 18-CV-0461 - Wells Fargo Bank, NA, v. Helen L. Howard, 801 Oak St., et al., complaint in foreclosure for $28,489. 18-CV-0462 - Gary Vall, Middleburg Heights, v. Werner Enterprises, Inc., Omaha, Neb., and Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation, Columbus, notice of appeal. 18-CV-0464 - The Bank of New York Mellon fka The Bank of New York, as Trustee, v. Carla N. Berrien...
Southeastern senior on breaking 21-year-old rushing record: ‘It was like the Red Sea parted’

Southeastern senior on breaking 21-year-old rushing record: ‘It was like the Red Sea parted’

It wasn’t just a breakout game for Southeastern High School senior running back Lane McCombs — it was a full-blown Dude Alert. McCombs rushed for 295 yards and four touchdowns on 27 carries as Southeastern beat rival Northeastern 41-27 at Trojan Stadium on Sept. 14. “When I ran, it was like the Red Sea parted,” McCombs said. “Our line’s blocking was magnificent...
UPDATE: Coroner names victim in Springfield fire

UPDATE: Coroner names victim in Springfield fire

The Clark County Coroner has officially identified the victim of the fire on Dover Road last month as 68-year-old Andrew Asebrook. Officials suspected after the fire that the victim could’ve been the homeowner, but couldn’t say definitely. The fire started around 2 a.m. on Aug. 30. When crews arrived on the scene, the fire was already 50 percent involved. Officials said at the time that...
Clark County Municipal Court cases

Clark County Municipal Court cases

CASES CALLED MONDAY INCLUDED: Bashir S. Arabeto, 35, of Columbus, obstructing official business amended to disorderly conduct, guilty, 30 days jail, credit for time served, pay fine and costs by Oct. 22, fined $250; burglary, dismissed - prosecutor request. Jalen R. Burks, 24, of 2211 Superior Ave., receiving stolen property, carrying concealed weapon, dismissed - indicted by the grand jury; possession...
Springfield man charged with stealing DVDs from Clark County library

Springfield man charged with stealing DVDs from Clark County library

A Springfield man is accused of stealing DVDs from the Clark County library. Louis Primous Jr., 59, is charged in Clark County Municipal Court with theft. He pleaded not guilty to the charges. Springfield police began their investigation when they were called to the library’s main branch in downtown Springfield and spoke with security for the branch. They were told Primous was observed taking...
Springfield man sentenced for attempted murder tied to local gang, assistant prosecuting attorney says

Springfield man sentenced for attempted murder tied to local gang, assistant prosecuting attorney says

A man with alleged gang ties will spend a decade and a half behind bars after pleading guilty to attempted murder. Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Lisa Hoying said Elrashawn Dover, 18, is a member of the BMG gang. She said the gang commits crimes in the name of a friend who was killed in commission of an armed robbery. “It’s a gang of boys that are going around and committing crimes like...
Crash involving a police cruiser reported in Springfield

Crash involving a police cruiser reported in Springfield

A crash involving a Springfield police cruiser is still under investigation by the Ohio State Highway Patrol. The crash was the result of apparent confusion at an intersection, it is not clear which driver was at fault. Only minor injuries were suffered by the officer involved in the crash.  A crash reported on East Main Street and North Fountain Avenue Wednesday morning involves a Springfield...
Mercy Health closes merger with Maryland health system

Mercy Health closes merger with Maryland health system

Springfield’s largest employer has finalized a merger with Bon Secours, an East Coast hospital network, to become one of the largest health systems in the U.S., according to information from the new company. Bon Secours Health System and Mercy Health announced the two ministries have formed Bon Secours Mercy Health. The News-Sun reported earlier this year the merger with Bon Secours Health...
1 transported by CareFlight after Springfield motorcycle crash 

1 transported by CareFlight after Springfield motorcycle crash 

UPDATE @ 4 a.m.: One person was transported to a local hospital via CareFlight after a motorcycle crash occurred in Springfield early Wednesday. According to Springfield police, crews were called to the 1600 block of Miracle Mile when two riders were thrown from a single motorcycle after hitting a deer.  Initial reports indicate the driver reportedly suffered major head trauma and was unconscious...

HS Results 9/18: Alter and Fenwick boys soccer tie 0-0

Boys Soccer Tuesday’s Results Alter 0, Fenwick 0 Beavercreek 3, Northmont 0 Bellbrook 1, Eaton 1 Butler 8, Greenville 1 Centerville 2, Springboro 0 Colerain 1, Oak Hills 1 Fairfield 1, Middletown 0 Fairmont 3, Miami Valley School 0 McNicholas 3, Badin 0 Miamisburg 3, Wayne 0 Middletown Madison 2, Carlisle 1 Milton-Union 4, Preble Shawnee 0 Monroe 3, Brookville 0 Princeton 1, Lakota West 1 Stebbins...
SHROYER, Joan E.

SHROYER, Joan E.

SHROYER (Gnau), Joan E. It is with deep sadness that the family of Joan E. (Gnau) Shroyer announces her passing on Monday, September 17, 2018 after a long illness at the age of 82 years. Joan was born August 11, 1936 in Springfield, OH to John J. and Martha (Fahey) Gnau. She graduated from Catholic Central High School in 1954. On July 16, 1955 she married Phillip Shroyer Sr. at First Baptist Church...
PUTERBAUGH, Robert Lee

PUTERBAUGH, Robert Lee

PUTERBAUGH, Robert Lee Of Dayton, 88, passed away peacefully Sunday, September 16, 2018 with his family at his side. Bob was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 57 years, Blanche N. Puterbaugh in 2012. He leaves to cherish his memory two sons Craig Puterbaugh and Peg Sams of Kettering, and Kevin Puterbaugh of Texas. Also surviving are his beloved grandchildren Ciara (Travis) Hunter and their...
MORLEY, Frances

MORLEY, Frances

MORLEY, Frances Atkins Age 87, of Springfield, passed away Sept. 17, 2018. Arrangements pending. Jackson Lytle Lewis Celebration Center, Springfield, OH. View the obituary on Legacy.com
McClellan, Patricia

McClellan, Patricia

MCCLELLAN, Patricia "Patty" Age 71, of Springfield, passed away Sept. 16, 2018. Visitation Sept. 23, 6-8 PM at Adkins Funeral Home, Enon, OH. View the obituary on Legacy.com Funeral Home Information Adkins Funeral Home 7055 Dayton Road Enon, OH 45323 www.adkinsfunerals.com
MALONE, Patsy N.

MALONE, Patsy N.

MALONE, Patsy N. 83, of Springfield passed away on Sunday, September 16th, 2018. She was born July 5th, 1935 in Albany, Ohio the daughter of Earnie and Edith Mae (Russell) Welch. She is survived by her two daughters: Pat Ann Woodruff of Springfield and Shirley Ann Diehl of Vandalia; three sisters: Betty Staggers of Florida, Pauline Stout and Barbara Crabtree both of Albany, Ohio; four grandchildren...
Paul, Connie

Paul, Connie

PAUL, Connie Jean 79, of Dayton, formerly of Springfield, went to be with the Lord on Monday, September 17, 2018. Visitation will be held on Friday, September 21st from 5-7:00 p.m. in the LITTLETON & RUE FUNERAL HOME, Springfield. Services will be held on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. in the Abundant Life Apostolic Church, 4100 Brown Rd., Kettering. www.littletonandrue.com. Sign the guestbook at Legacy.com...
LOWE, David H.

LOWE, David H.

LOWE, David H. 77, of Salesville, formerly of New Carlisle passed away Saturday, September 15, 2018. A funeral service to honor David will be Saturday at 5:00 PM in Trostel, Chapman, Dunbar & Fraley Funeral Home, with visitation from 3-5 PM. Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.trostelchapman.com. Sign the guestbook at Legacy.com View the obituary on Legacy.com Funeral Home Information Trostel...
South Charleston resident treats Clark County Sheriff’s Office to catered lunch

South Charleston resident treats Clark County Sheriff’s Office to catered lunch

Pulled pork and brisket is a good way to show first responders from the Clark County Sheriff’s Office what they do matters. That’s according to South Charleston resident Jim Bealer, who bought the sheriff’s office lunch Tuesday afternoon. More than 200 employees got to eat a free meal catered by Rudy’s Smokehouse all paid for by Bealer. “I’m just tired of people...
Unbeaten Springfield No. 4 in first football computer ratings

Unbeaten Springfield No. 4 in first football computer ratings

Unbeaten Springfield High School (4-0) was among the top Division I, Region 3 teams in the first Ohio High School Athletic Association football computer ratings. The Wildcats were No. 4 in the region and were among five GWOC teams among Region 3’s top 10. The highest rated Springfield-area team was undefeated Mechanicsburg (4-0), No. 3 in D-VI, Region 24. The Indians vaulted to that spot following...
High School Football computer ratings: Is your team in the playoff mix?

High School Football computer ratings: Is your team in the playoff mix?

The Ohio High School Athletic Association made its football computer ratings debut on Tuesday. The top eight schools from each region in the final report Oct. 29 will qualify for the playoffs. Region 1 - 1. Mentor (4-0) 11.65, 2. Solon (4-0) 9.575, 3. Euclid (3-1) 8.875, 4. Canton McKinley (4-0) 7.9242, 5. Austintown-Fitch (3-1) 7.8, 6. Strongsville (3-1) 7.5, tie-7. Medina (2-2) 6.175, tie-7. Lakewood...
Clark County man accused of shooting man over stolen shoes

Clark County man accused of shooting man over stolen shoes

A Clark County man is accused of shooting a person after a dispute over shoes that were allegedly stolen six years ago. Jacob Mott, 23, is charged in Clark County Municipal Court with felonious assault and receiving stolen property. He pleaded not guilty to the charges and his bond was set at $50,000. Clark County Sheriff’s Office deputies began their investigation Sunday morning when they were...
Logan County judge dismisses lawsuit filed by ex-superintendent

Logan County judge dismisses lawsuit filed by ex-superintendent

A Logan County judge dismissed a lawsuit filed by an ex-superintendent who’s in prison for a child sex crime. Patrick O’Donnell is serving 50 months in jail. He sued Indian Lake Schools arguing the Indian Lake Board of Education improperly fired him before he was convicted of the crime. MORE: Logan Co. superintendent resigns, to get $35K after charges dropped However, Logan County Common...
Clark County Municipal Court cases

Clark County Municipal Court cases

CASES CALLED MONDAY INCLUDED: David D. Daniel, 34, of 1317 Keifer Ave., two counts OVI, speed, no seat belt, innocent, continued. Lashae E. Davis, 27, of 1603 W. Wittenberg, assault, innocent, continued. Jason S. Day, 44, of 930 Avondale Ave., falsification, cruelty to animal, fail to register dog, innocent, continued. Ashley Dawn Fenwick, 34, of 1018 Middle St., misconduct at emergency, disorderly...
College of Wooster to induct South High standout into its Hall of Fame

College of Wooster to induct South High standout into its Hall of Fame

James Cooper didn’t have a favorite basketball court growing up in Springfield. He knew the rims all over town. “I played hoops everywhere, anywhere, all the time,” Cooper said. “I had a rough home life, so getting away from home was always important. Basketball was my answer. Get the ball and get away for a while.” In those formative years, Cooper developed the shot...
Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

COMMON PLEAS COURT NEW SUITS 18-CV-0455 - Headlands Asset Management Fund III, LP, v. Shaun M. Allen, 1910 Mound St., et al., complaint in foreclosure for $80,375. 18-CV-0456 - Rebecca Hayden, 4301 Qu Wood Road, v. Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation, Columbus, and Greenon Local School District, Enon, notice of appeal. 18-CV-0457 - Christine A. Howard and William A. Howard, 1920 S. Belmont...
With Enon ER, more health care options inch closer to Dayton market

With Enon ER, more health care options inch closer to Dayton market

Mercy Health is about to push deeper into the Dayton health care market than ever before with plans to open a freestanding emergency center in Enon and just outside the city of Fairborn. Mercy executives said while the immediate plan is to open the ER by October 2019, the long term goal is to explore building out other options like inpatient beds, surgery, oncology and physician offices. While...
High temperatures, humidity to close out summer

High temperatures, humidity to close out summer

Another hot and humid day Storms return Friday Cooler for first weekend of fall TODAY: A quiet morning to start the day. It’ll be warm and muggy with highs around 90 degrees with a heat index in the low 90s. Overall, sunshine a few clouds with a possible pop up downpour by late afternoon.  TOMORROW: Sunshine early on, but clouds increase for the afternoon. It’ll be muggy...
Opioid crisis: $71.5M in federal funds coming to Ohio

Opioid crisis: $71.5M in federal funds coming to Ohio

Ohio will receive $71.5 million over the next two years to combat the opioid epidemic as part of an ongoing federal grant program designed to increase drug treatment access and reduce opioid-related deaths. Nationwide, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has committed another $1 billion in grants to helping states carryout their opioid epidemic strategies, the department announced Wednesday...
Unseasonably warm through Friday

Unseasonably warm through Friday

Mostly dry, warm and muggy through Thursday Threat for storms Friday Cooler, fall-like weather arrives this weekend Overnight: Mainly clear skies are expected with temperatures falling into the upper 60s. Some patchy fog will be possible, mainly west and south of the Dayton metro area.  Thursday: Mostly sunny skies will start the day with a few clouds in the afternoon. There...
Elwell: Extreme weather events rise as planet warms

Elwell: Extreme weather events rise as planet warms

Growing up, I was always fascinated by the weather. I wasn’t just in awe about what I was seeing outside, but why I was seeing what I was seeing. It is likely you will recall from elementary school one of the most basic meteorological processes called the “water cycle.” The water cycle, also known as the hydrological cycle or the hydrologic cycle, describes the continuous movement...
Areas of fog possible, chance of showers

Areas of fog possible, chance of showers

Chance of showers & patchy fog early Wednesday Isolated PM showers possible Wednesday and Thursday Fall starts this weekend Overnight: Mainly clear early then some more clouds arrive late tonight across the north. Slight chance of a few passing showers before dawn. Some areas of patchy fog also possible by morning. Overnight stays mild and muggy with lows in the upper 60s. Wednesday: Some morning...
U.S. 68 South reopens; semi crash that spills 30K pounds of wood chips is cleared

U.S. 68 South reopens; semi crash that spills 30K pounds of wood chips is cleared

UPDATE @ 11:10 p.m.: U.S. 68 South is cleared and reopened for traffic. UPDATE @ 5:30 p.m.: Speed is the likely cause of the semitrailer crash that spilled the wood chips and the driver suffered facial scratches but is otherwise OK, Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers said. The left lane on U.S. 68 South likely will be closed the rest of tonight. The right lane could reopen within the hour, troopers...
State trooper pulls unconscious driver from burning van on I-75

State trooper pulls unconscious driver from burning van on I-75

A state trooper pulled an unconscious driver from a van that crashed and caught fire on Interstate 75 North near Troy Monday afternoon, according to investigators.  Troopers first started receiving calls about a reckless driver on I-75 North before 1 p.m. Investigators said the van bounced off cables in the median several times before coming to rest about three miles north of the Ohio 41 exit...
Skies clear with patchy fog possible by morning

Skies clear with patchy fog possible by morning

Areas of fog Tuesday and Wednesday morning Heating back up for the rest of the week Showers, cooler weather returns for weekend Overnight: Skies gradually clear through the night as the remnants of Florence pull away to the northeast. “Some areas of patchy fog may develop by morning, especially in areas that received more rain than others on Monday,” Storm Center 7 Meteorologist...
Fifth Third Bank lobby, site of deadly Cincinnati shootings to reopen Monday

Fifth Third Bank lobby, site of deadly Cincinnati shootings to reopen Monday

Fifth Third Bank is reopening its Fountain Square lobby on Monday, which is the site of the deadly shootings that occurred on Sept. 6, according to our partners at WCPO-TV.  Those who work at the Fifth Third Center returned on Sept. 10, but Fifth Third employees have been directed to other entrances. Fifth Third has created a community wall outside the lobby for the public to share messages of...
Springboro teacher trades classroom for active duty again

Springboro teacher trades classroom for active duty again

A Springboro teacher will be leaving his local students to train soldiers deploying overseas as part of his service with the U.S. Army Reserve. Keith Pohlman, a history teacher at Springboro High School and staff sergeant and network security specialist in the U.S. Army Reserve, has previously deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq. This time, he will be stationed at Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas to do a...
Cincinnati shooting: Violence meets well-traveled reporter in hometown

Cincinnati shooting: Violence meets well-traveled reporter in hometown

Over four decades with The Associated Press, I have many times thrown clothes into a bag, withdrawn a wad of cash, and stuffed my laptop case with notebooks and pens before rushing by car or plane to a terrible event in someone else’s hometown, state or country. Bombings, shootings, floods, fires, tornadoes, coups, even a U.S. military invasion. There are certain images seared into my memory...
Karen Pence to visit Richmond, Ind., firm to highlight its drug addiction program

Karen Pence to visit Richmond, Ind., firm to highlight its drug addiction program

Second Lady Karen Pence will travel to Richmond, Ind., Tuesday to visit Belden, Inc. Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta, Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams, and Kellyanne Conway, senior counsel to President Trump, will join Mrs. Pence.  The visit, which will not be open to the public, will highlight Belden’s Pathways to Employment program, which the Richmond Palladium-Item reports is an example...
Remember when a hurricane hit Ohio, 10 years ago today?

Remember when a hurricane hit Ohio, 10 years ago today?

September 14 marks not only the day Hurricane Florence made landfall on the Carolina coast, it's the anniversary of Ohio's most expensive natural disaster in recent state history--the windstorm related to Hurricane Ike, which swept across Dayton on September 14, 2008. Wind speeds exceeded 75 mph, making the impact equal to a Category 1 hurricane hitting Ohio.  The hardest hit counties in the...
Schools in northern Miami Valley delayed due to fog

Schools in northern Miami Valley delayed due to fog

There are several schools in northern Miami Valley that are on a delayed start Friday morning due to dense fog. A Dense Fog Advisory is in effect until 9 a.m. for the following counties: Auglaize, Champaign, Clark, Darke, Logan, Miami, Mercer, and Shelby. According to Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini, visibility could drop below a quarter mile at times Friday morning. Sidney City...
Heat index approaches 90 degrees into weekend

Heat index approaches 90 degrees into weekend

Areas of fog develop late tonight Heat Index near 90 Saturday afternoon Some showers from Florence possible Monday  Overnight: Skies will be generally clear with temperatures falling into the upper 60s. Some patchy areas of fog will be possible.  >> Tips for safe driving in foggy conditions Saturday: A warm start to the day with some areas of fog. Temperatures will warm...
Hazmat situation occurring on I-75 North in Harrison Twp.

Hazmat situation occurring on I-75 North in Harrison Twp.

There is a hazmat situation occurring on I-75 North at Needmore Road in Harrison Twp. involving a semitrailer that reportedly is leaking some kind of chemical. An Ohio EPA hazardous materials crew is on scene and Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers have shut down the right lane.  We are working to find out if there have been any injuries. We are also working to find out what is leaking from the...
Endangered Missing Adult Alert issued for northern Ohio man, 70

Endangered Missing Adult Alert issued for northern Ohio man, 70

An Endangered Missing Adult Alert continues for a 70-year-old northern Ohio man last seen leaving his Cleveland home on foot about 2:45 p.m. William Santiago, who is white, is described as 6 foot 1, 175 pounds with gray hair and brown eyes. He suffers from dementia and is in need of medication.  He was last seen wearing black sweatpants, a gray long-sleeve shirt and a red sweatshirt, according...
Threat to cut bank worker’s throat over currency exchange lands man in jail

Threat to cut bank worker’s throat over currency exchange lands man in jail

A 34-year-old Troy man is in jail, accused of threatening to cut the throat of a bank employee when he decided the bank couldn't change his euros to U.S. currency fast enough. Marko Lazovic remained in the Miami County Jail on $10,000 cash bond Thursday night, charged with resisting arrest and telecommunications harassment. Both charges are misdemeanors.  He was arraigned Thursday morning in...
New ‘Honoring First Responders Forever’stamp now available, USPS says

New ‘Honoring First Responders Forever’stamp now available, USPS says

Now you can recognize firefighters, law enforcement officers, emergency medical services pros and other emergency personnel with a special Honoring First Responders Forever stamp. "Our nation's first responders rush into life-threatening situations for the benefit of others," Chief Postal Inspector Guy Cottrell, Postal Inspection Service, said Thursday. "The Postal Service is pleased...
John Legend ‘thrilled’ to be joining ‘The Voice’

John Legend ‘thrilled’ to be joining ‘The Voice’

John Legend is going to be the next judge on the hit television series, “The Voice,” when it returns for its 16th season next spring, according to a story posted Thursday on the Huffington Post and a post on the Springfield native’s Instagram page. He will be replacing Jennifer Hudson and will join judges, Kelly Clarkson, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton, according to Huffington Post...
Troy man sentenced to prison for creating porn with girls aged 15 and 5

Troy man sentenced to prison for creating porn with girls aged 15 and 5

A Troy man was sentenced to 20 years in prison for creating child pornography involving a 5-year-old and 15-year-old, according to the Department of Justice.  Shawn Whitaker, 32, received his sentence in U.S. District Court Thursday, after pleading guilty to charges of producing child pornography in November 2017, officials said.  Court documents show Whitaker was involved in a sexual relationship...
Cincinnati archdiocese spokesman apologizes for remarks in newspaper’s sex abuse investigation

Cincinnati archdiocese spokesman apologizes for remarks in newspaper’s sex abuse investigation

An Archdiocese of Cincinnati spokesman has apologized for “very unfortunate language” he used to explain the local church’s decision to not release the names of dead priests accused of sexual abuse for the first time. In a MyDaytonDailyNews.com report Sunday revealing child sex abuse allegations against seven dead, unnamed priests over fiscal year 2018, spokesman Mike Schafer...
JUST IN: This year’s TEDxDayton speakers include a Tony-winning Broadway actress, radio personality

JUST IN: This year’s TEDxDayton speakers include a Tony-winning Broadway actress, radio personality

The organizers of the sixth annual TEDxDayton have announced the lineup of speakers for this year’s event, a diverse group of local thinkers developing and sharing important ideas.  All are from or connected to the Dayton area and were selected from a rigorous application and audition process. They’re coming to the stage in the TED spirit of ideas worth spreading and sharing. ...
Temperatures rise as sunshine returns 

Temperatures rise as sunshine returns 

A Dense Fog Advisory has been issued for the following counties until 9 a.m. Friday:  Auglaize, Logan, Mercer, Shelby.  Visibility could drop below a quarter mile at times, according to Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini.  A quiet and mild night Temperatures increase into the start of the weekend Florence could impact area early next week  Overnight: Mostly clear...
Women say Huber Heights fire victims are their family members

Women say Huber Heights fire victims are their family members

Three people were found dead inside a Huber Heights apartment Wednesday afternoon as a result of an unreported kitchen fire that appears to have burned itself out. The victims may have been dead in the apartment for about two weeks, according to a 911 caller. Three people found dead in apartment Bodies unrecognizable, can’t determine gender or age Deaths likely caused by unreported kitchen fire...
2 human cases of West Nile Virus confirmed in Clark County

2 human cases of West Nile Virus confirmed in Clark County

Two human cases of West Nile Virus have been confirmed in Clark County, the first cases in the county in 2018, according to a media release by the Clark County Combined Health District.  As of Monday, the two confirmed cases in Clark County brings the total number of human cases in Ohio to 18, the health district said in a media release Wednesday.  “In the previous five years, only...
Yellow Springs principal disputes he withheld alleged assault info

Yellow Springs principal disputes he withheld alleged assault info

In a performance evaluation in June, Yellow Springs Superintendent Mario Basora claimed Principal Tim Krier intentionally withheld information from him about sexual assault allegations from a student. Krier, who disputes Basora’s claims in his response to the evaluation, is on paid administrative leave until his resignation goes into effect in April 2019. He will continue to receive his full...
Temperatures moderate despite lingering clouds

Temperatures moderate despite lingering clouds

A milder night ahead Clouds to continue to slowly erode Florence effects may hold off until early next week  Overnight: Skies will remain mostly cloudy with temperatures holding in the lower 60s by morning. Thursday: There will still be plenty of clouds lingering across the area with some peaks of sunshine. Despite the clouds, temperatures will rise into the lower 80s by late afternoon...
Dayton Concours d’Elegance speeds into its 12th year! Here are 7 things to see. 

Dayton Concours d’Elegance speeds into its 12th year! Here are 7 things to see. 

Amongst sprawling sycamores, 19th century buildings and artifacts that changed the world, Dayton Concours d’Elegance speeds back into Carillon Historical Park. Not only is the park a unique backdrop for Concours, but given Dayton’s groundbreaking contributions to the automobile industry, it is a relevant setting as well. The Gem City gave rise to ethyl gasoline, numerous automobile manufacturers...
FLORENCE: Ohio Task Force 1 teams in North Carolina await next orders

FLORENCE: Ohio Task Force 1 teams in North Carolina await next orders

After receiving several missions the two Ohio Task Force 1 teams stationed in the Kinston, North Carolina area are awaiting their next orders, according to a spokesman for the group. The team is expecting additional flooding over the next day or so where they are stationed, so additional missions are possible. The 34 members of the two teams don’t know yet when they may return home, the spokesman...
2 Cleveland children found safe after Amber Alert, mother in custody

2 Cleveland children found safe after Amber Alert, mother in custody

A statewide Amber Alert, issued for two abducted children from the Cleveland-area, has been canceled, according to the Ohio Attorney General’s Office.  The two children, Armani Kelley, 7, and Anijah Kelley, 4 were found safe. The suspect in the Amber Alert, Arriel Bryant, the mother of both children, was taken into custody, officials said.  A statewide Amber Alert has been issued for...
Clouds slowly break as temps rise

Clouds slowly break as temps rise

Slow clearing to continue into Wednesday Warming trend underway Eyes on Florence for potential local impact  TONIGHT: Expect scattered clouds with temperatures dropping into the upper 50s. TOMORROW: A mix of sun and clouds is expected with pleasant conditions. Temperatures will be in the middle 70s. THURSDAY: Still a mix of sun and clouds is in the forecast with a slight chance...
2 arrests in Springfield gun shop break-in 

2 arrests in Springfield gun shop break-in 

An adult and teen were arrested after they were accused of breaking into Buck Creek Carry Out in Springfield overnight. Jerome Wood Jr., 28, pleaded not guilty to a breaking and entering charge and also has two assault charges pending.  A 17-year-old also is being held in juvenile detention. Owner, Sharon Eldridge, says the suspects were in the store that afternoon asking questions about guns...
Ohio Task Force 1 team will head to Kinston, N.C., for Hurricane Florence 

Ohio Task Force 1 team will head to Kinston, N.C., for Hurricane Florence 

UPDATE @ 7:25 p.m.: The 16-member Ohio Task Force 1 team deploy an urban search and rescue "package" to a location in Kinston, N.C., 594 miles south and east of Kettering via U.S. 35 East.  The "Water Ready Package" is a 16-member team that allows urban search and rescue resources to establish or enhance urban search and rescue operations in a water environment, according...
Slow warming trend through the week

Slow warming trend through the week

Clouds to linger, patchy fog overnight Clouds to slowly break Tuesday Temperatures to return into the 80s late week Overnight: Skies will remain mostly cloudy with patchy areas of fog possible, Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell said. Some drizzle cannot be ruled out. Temperatures will fall back into the middle 50s. Tuesday: Skies will remain mostly cloudy but a few breaks are...
Ohio grocery worker charged with eating into deli profits

Ohio grocery worker charged with eating into deli profits

Authorities in eastern Ohio say a grocery store employee has been charged with felony theft for helping herself to deli ham for years. Tuscarawas (TUS'-kuh-rah-wuhs) County Sheriff's Deputy Brian Hale tells The Columbus Dispatch that an eight-year employee of regional grocery chain Giant Eagle was charged Friday with stealing food estimated by the store to be worth $9,200. The store's loss prevention...
Your questions answered about Ohio’s medical marijuana law

Your questions answered about Ohio’s medical marijuana law

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Senate to vote on opioid crisis package this week

Senate to vote on opioid crisis package this week

In an effort to fight the ongoing opioid epidemic, lawmakers in both Columbus and Washington, D.C., have been pushing dozens of bills that could impact prevention and treatment efforts in the Dayton region. Both houses of Congress have worked in recent months to combine bills into bipartisan packages of legislation that include everything from interdiction efforts at the nation’s borders to...
REPORT: Another victim of 2017 state fair Fire Ball ride accident has died

REPORT: Another victim of 2017 state fair Fire Ball ride accident has died

Another victim of the 2017 Fire Ball ride accident on the first day of the Ohio State Fair has died, Columbus media are reporting.  Jennifer Lambert, 19, who suffered a brain injury, died just after 8 p.m. Friday, according to WBNS-TV (10TV.com), which also reported she was last at a long-term care facility in Geneva.  The TV station cited Lambert's attorney, James Arnold.  The Columbus...
Heavy rain, forecast for more wipes out World 100 at Eldora -- until October

Heavy rain, forecast for more wipes out World 100 at Eldora -- until October

Eldora Speedway officials are postponing the balance of the 48th World 100 weekend because of heavy rain swamping the region this weekend and Storm Center 7 meteorologists calling for even more rain. The World 100 weekend will re-commence Friday and Saturday, Oct. 12 and 13, officials said in an announcement Friday afternoon.  "The news on the weather just keeps getting worse, flash flood...
Cincinnati Shooting: Who the victims are, including one assistant Lebanon football coach

Cincinnati Shooting: Who the victims are, including one assistant Lebanon football coach

UPDATE @ 4:55 p.m.: This is what we know about the victims of the shooting at the Fifth Third Center on Fountain Square in downtown Cincinnati:  There are a reported four dead and two survivors One of the survivors is a senior product manager for digital lending at Fifth Third and is recovering surgery  One of the survivors works for CBRE, a commercial real estate and investment firm...
Crash sends van into Springfield bar

Crash sends van into Springfield bar

Two vehicles collided on Friday morning, sending a van into the front of the Night Owl Tavern on Main Street in Springfield. The driver of the sedan that collided with the van suffered minor injuries but declined medical assistance at the scene. TRENDING: NAACP President: Force used on juvenile in Clark County detention justified Both vehicles, as well as the building, were damaged in the accident...
Cincinnati Shooting: Fountain Square vigil for victims ‘a good healing moment’

Cincinnati Shooting: Fountain Square vigil for victims ‘a good healing moment’

UPDATE @ 5:45 p.m.: The vigil on Fountain Square in downtown Cincinnati was “a good healing moment for the entire city to come together,” said Courtney True-Smith, who works in the Huntington Center across the street from the square. “Even seeing people bring their children, that new life, that young life, just shows how strong and resilient our city is,” she said. True-Smith...
Flood advisory issued for several counties until this evening

Flood advisory issued for several counties until this evening

A Flood Advisory has been issued for multiple counties in the Miami Valley. Preble, Montgomery and Darke counties are under the advisory until 9:30 p.m. Saturday. Rounds of widespread rain and embedded thunderstorms will be possible, producing the threat for flash flooding.  >> Flooding: Know your risks  FLASH FLOOD WATCH until 8 a.m. Monday Heavy rain possible through Sunday...
Ohio leaders react to the deadly shooting in Cincinnati

Ohio leaders react to the deadly shooting in Cincinnati

Four people are dead, including the gunman, after a shooting in the middle of downtown Cincinnati Thursday. The shooting happened at the headquarters for Fifth Third Bank near Fountain Square. Here’s what leaders and officials from around the state said about the incident Thursday:
Showers, storms continue; flood threat increases this weekend

Showers, storms continue; flood threat increases this weekend

>> PHOTOS: Today’s storms left damage, flooded streets and incredible clouds Temperatures drop as rain increases Remnants of Gordon bring widespread weekend rain Heaviest rain likely Saturday night into Sunday This evening: Numerous showers and storms will continue to cross the region before tapering off after dark. Temperatures will fluctuate from the 70s and 80s in and out...
Second Ohio infant dies in hot car; 41st such death in U.S. this year

Second Ohio infant dies in hot car; 41st such death in U.S. this year

A 1-month-old boy died in a hot car Tuesday in Zanesville. The newborn was found in a car at an apartment complex, according to Kids And Cars Inc. It is unclear how the boy ended up in the vehicle. This infant is the second Ohio child to die in a hot car this year. On July 14, a 6-month-old girl died in a hot car in Medina. Since 1994, Ohio has had 21 hot car deaths, according to the organization...
Lightning investigated as possible cause of house fire in Franklin Twp.

Lightning investigated as possible cause of house fire in Franklin Twp.

An apparent lightning strike is believed to have caused a house fire Wednesday afternoon in Franklin Twp., but the cause remains under investigation, township Fire Chief Tom Snively said. Crews were dispatched to the 3500 block of Wilson Farms Boulevard just after 5 p.m. on a report of smoke showing from the second floor of a two-story dwelling. Snively said crews put out the fire quickly.  Scattered...
Stanley Cup wows at Miami University

Stanley Cup wows at Miami University

The crowds that gathered Wednesday at Goggin Ice Center were wowed by one of sports most legendary trophies — the Stanley Cup. Washington Capitals goalkeeper coach Mitch Korn brought the trophy for a public viewing at Miami University’s Goggin Ice Center, where hundreds of students and fans gathered to take pictures and pose with the cup won by the Capitals in June. During the event, some...
Air Force Museum named one of the best museums for travelers

Air Force Museum named one of the best museums for travelers

One of the most reputable travel and booking websites just gave Dayton’s U.S. Air Force Museum sky-high kudos. Today, TripAdvisor announced the official 2018 Travelers’ Choice Awards for Museums, and Dayton’s pride and joy that is the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force was ranked No. 19 this year. This museum of flight is a “must visit for aircraft enthusiasts...
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