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Shivler, Geraldine

SHIVLER, Geraldine I. "Jenny" 94, of Springfield, went home to be with her Lord April 22, 2018. She was born July 14, 1923 in Marion, Indiana, the daughter of Bert and Cora May (Wrightsman) Kimmel. Mrs. Shivler was a member of The Home Road Church. She had been an avid active member of the P. T. A. and the South High Parents Club. She enjoyed roller skating and was a stay at home mom. Survivors...
PATTERSON, Marilyn J.

PATTERSON, Marilyn J.

PATTERSON, Marilyn J. 85 of Springfield passed away April 22, 2018 in the Good Shepherd Village. She was born in Springfield, Ohio on September 20, 1932, the daughter of Raymond and Mildred (Thackery) Watson. Marilyn was a 1950 graduate of South High School. She was a lifelong member of Hillside Ave Church of God. In her earlier years she worked for the McMann & Tate Insurance Company. She also delivered...
IRETON-BARKER, Shilo Jean

IRETON-BARKER, Shilo Jean

IRETON-BARKER, Shilo Jean "Yiyo" 41, of Springfield, passed away April 21, 2018. Funeral services 1:30 p.m. Friday in the JONES-KENNEY-ZECHMAN FUNERAL HOME. Visitation one hour prior. Burial at Rose Hill Burial Park. Condolences may be shared at www.jkzfh.com Sign the guestbook at Legacy.com View the obituary on Legacy.com Funeral Home Information Jones-Kenney-Zechman Funeral Home 1002 East...
Brock, Janice

Brock, Janice

BROCK, Janice Louise Age 95, of Springfield, passed away April 23, 2018. Service pending. Littleton & Rue Funeral Home, Springfield, OH. View the obituary on Legacy.com
Dr., William B. ASKREN

Dr., William B. ASKREN

ASKREN, Dr. William B. Born in 1926 in Greensburg, Pennsylvania to parents William B. Askren Sr. and Florence Rutherford Askren. He passed away on Tuesday, April 17th, 2018. He is preceded in death by his parents and first wife, Lois. He is survived by: son, David (Jill) Askren of Los Angeles, CA; daughter, Denise (Ed) Helke of Denver, CO; son, Dr. Daniel (Vanessa) Askren of Montgomery, AL; sister...
Collins, Antonio

Collins, Antonio

COLLINS, Antonio F. Age 25, of Dayton, passed away April 18, 2018. Service April 27, 11 AM at Mt. Enon MBC. Thomas Funeral Home, Dayton, OH. View the obituary on Legacy.com
Boring, Nancy

Boring, Nancy

BORING, Nancy A. 72, of Clarksville, Tennessee, formerly of New Carlisle, passed away in her home on Saturday afternoon, April 21, 2018. She was born in Comanche, Oklahoma on December 28, 1945, the daughter of the late Oscar and Addie Lee (Callaway) Hollinsworth. Nancy was a member of the Christian Worship Center, Christiansburg. She is survived by her children, Janice (Merle) Perkins of Clarksville...
Worthen, Chris

Worthen, Chris

WORTHEN, Chris 53, of Springfield passed away Sunday, April 22, 2018 after several years of failing health. He was born January 7, 1965 in Springfield the son of Tom and Evelyn (Smith) Worthen, and was reared by his mother and step father Richard Robison. Chris had worked as a metal fabricator for over thirty years. He is survived by his son Christopher (Angela) Worthen of Urbana; his granddaughter...
How did Winans get to Springfield? The coffee shop’s story started in 1933

How did Winans get to Springfield? The coffee shop’s story started in 1933

Who doesn’t love the taste and aroma of a great cup of coffee? Downtown Springfield has a spot you’re sure to like. RESTAURANT: Winans Chocolates & Coffees LOCATION: 32 N. Fountain Ave., Springfield CONTACT: https://www.facebook.com/WinansSpringfield/ TELEPHONE: (937) 717-0268 At the start of the 20th century, Charles and Katie Walton owned a pastry shop in Bryan, Ohio. Their daughter...
This Clark County community just lost its top spot as Ohio’s healthiest housing market

This Clark County community just lost its top spot as Ohio’s healthiest housing market

A Clark County neighborhood has been recognized as having one of the healthiest housing markets in the state for the second year in a row. But it lost its top position. According to a report released by consumer finance company SmartAsset, the Northridge neighborhood in Moorefield Twp. is the second healthiest market for housing in the state and the 16th best market in the nation. The area, which...
Discovery of 2 bulldogs in poor conditions leads to charges for Springfield woman

Discovery of 2 bulldogs in poor conditions leads to charges for Springfield woman

A Springfield woman pleaded not guilty in Clark County Municipal Court on Tuesday to animal cruelty charges. Rhonda Raye Nicholson, 49, of Springfield is accused of cruelty towards two English bulldogs she owned, “Mya” and “Naughty Boy,” according to a court affidavit. RELATED: Ohio woman charged with felony animal cruelty after one dog decapitated The affidavit states the...
Lanes reopen after vehicle fire on I-70 west in Clark County

Lanes reopen after vehicle fire on I-70 west in Clark County

All lanes of Interstate 70 west have reopened at the Ohio 41 exit after an earlier vehicle fire was extinguished.  Emergency crews have reopened the center lane of Interstate 70 west at the Ohio 41 exit following a vehicle fire, according to ODOT cameras in the area.  The right lane remains blocked.  Additional details about the incident remain unavailable.  Fire crews and state...
‘Summer of Love’ in Springfield: Why this weekend event will be great for the ears and the eyes

‘Summer of Love’ in Springfield: Why this weekend event will be great for the ears and the eyes

The saying goes “If you remember the 1960s, you weren’t really there.” With the music that came out of the era, who could forget? “Glen Burtnik’s Summer of Love Concert” offers note-for-note recreations music revue-style up through Woodstock. It will be in the Clark State Performing Arts Center at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 28. This is the finale concert of the Springfield...
5 fascinating things to know about Clark County’s history as it celebrates its bicentennial

5 fascinating things to know about Clark County’s history as it celebrates its bicentennial

Clark County is noting a special milestone this week with its bicentennial celebration. The county has a few special events lined up to get people in the party mood, including a bicentennial bash on Friday. To help you bone up on a little Clark County history, here are five facts you might not have known. Back when Clark County was formed in 1818, the state legislature was responsible for choosing...
Clark County Municipal Court cases

Clark County Municipal Court cases

CASES CALLED MONDAY INCLUDED: Nathaniel L. Arnold, 23, of Huber Heights, having weapons while under disability, innocent, continued, public defender appointed, bond $25,000; carry concealed weapon, firearms in motor vehicle, receiving stolen property, innocent, continued. Joshua L. Barbarino, 27, of 520 Mt. Vernon Ave., aggravated menacing, innocent, continued, bond $1,000. Deonte M. Boulware, 21...
Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

COMMON PLEAS COURT NEW SUITS 18-CV-0199 - IH Credit Union, Inc., 5000 Urbana Road, v. Loretta Brooks and Jerry Brooks, 1661 S. Tecumseh Road, complaint for $19,892. 18-CV-0203 - Sherry Pope, Yellow Springs, v. Community Mercy Health Partners, 100 Medical Center Dr., complaint for Order of this court authorizing plaintiff to obtain and ordering defendant to provide the discovery sought in the Interrogatories...
Latest Clark County school threat report continues change from bathroom walls to social media posts

Latest Clark County school threat report continues change from bathroom walls to social media posts

Social media posts by Clark County students have launched several criminal investigations over the last couple months, prompting police officials to call for these types of posts to stop. The most recent investigation was launched Friday by the Springfield Police Division when a teen allegedly posted a Facebook status saying a student at Cliff Park High School was going to “blow up the school...
German Twp. firefighter indicted on charges of using racial slur against tree trimmers

German Twp. firefighter indicted on charges of using racial slur against tree trimmers

A German Twp. firefighter was indicted this week in connection with an alleged incident during which he is accused of using a racial slur. Kyle Artis, 43, was indicted on three counts of ethnic intimidation in Clark County Common Pleas Court. Artis has denied using the racial slur. MORE: Springfield man pleads guilty to throwing kitten 40 feet in the air Artis was placed on paid administrative leave...
Springfield man accused of choking woman driving with baby in car

Springfield man accused of choking woman driving with baby in car

A Springfield man is facing charges in connection with a Sunday night incident during which he is accused of grabbing a wheel of a car from the passenger seat and almost causing an accident with a baby in the car. Jasean Fleming, 18, is charged with child endangering, domestic abuse and obstructing official business in Clark County Municipal Court. He pleaded not guilty during an appearance on Monday...
5 things you didn’t know were actually made in Clark and Champaign counties

5 things you didn’t know were actually made in Clark and Champaign counties

The Springfield News-Sun recently reported about a roughly $1 million expansion at New Method Packaging, a company that started in the city in 1982. Here are a few other companies in the Springfield area that make products you might not expect: The company started when founder Neil Miller lost a job and started making disposable pizza circles for local restaurants from his home. The business...
‘We’re anti-gravity people’: What a large Springfield employer is doing to plan for its future

‘We’re anti-gravity people’: What a large Springfield employer is doing to plan for its future

A large Springfield employer is increasingly focusing on collecting and analyzing data to improve its products and becoming more flexible in its recruitment policies, company executives said Monday. Bernie D’Ambrosi, senior vice president and head of Region Americas for Konecranes, told members of Springfield’s Rotary Club that Springfield’s workforce has been key to the company&rsquo...
Champaign County Pets of the Week

Champaign County Pets of the Week

Fred and Ricky are 9-month-old male domestic short-haired cats. Their mother was brought to PAWS in the family way, so Ricky and his brother Fred were born and raised here. Ricky is a cuddler who loves to lay on your lap, but he also loves to play. Fred and Ricky are very close so we are putting them up for adoption as a bonded pair. Fred has the same coloring and disposition as Ricky, but he&rsquo...
Clark County Pet of the Week

Clark County Pet of the Week

Meet Jess. She is an adorable Lab/Mastiff mix who is approximately 9- to 12-months old. Jess is playful, talkative and loves attention. Her adoption fee is $203, which includes her spay, vaccinations including rabies, worming, microchip with a free lifetime registration and 2018 dog license. Come meet Jess today at the Clark County Dog Shelter, 5201 Urbana Road, in Springfield. Shelter hours are noon...

HS Scores 4/23: Dayton Christian defeats Legacy Christian

Baseball Sunday’s Results Bethel 4, National Trail 3 Middletown 7, Winton Woods 3 St. Henry 18, Covington 1 St. Xavier 12, Edgewood 6 Monday’s Results Coldwater 9, Elida 2 Dayton Christian 7, Legacy Christian 2 Softball Monday’s Results Fort Loramie 12, Botkins 0 Boys Tennis Monday’s Results Valley View 5, Legacy Christian 0 OTCA State Poll Division I Mason (7) 115; New Albany...
WORTHEN, Chris

WORTHEN, Chris

WORTHEN, Chris 53, of Springfield. Arrangements pending at RICHARDS, RAFF & DUNBAR MEMORIAL HOME. Sign the guestbook at Legacy.com View the obituary on Legacy.com Funeral Home Information Richards, Raff & Dunbar Memorial Home 838 East High Street Springfield, OH 45505 www.richardsraffanddunbar.com
SHIVLER, Genevieve I.

SHIVLER, Genevieve I.

SHIVLER, Genevieve I. "Jenny" 94, of Springfield, went home to be with her Lord April 22, 2018. Visitation will be held from 5:00PM until 8:00PM Thursday in the JONES-KENNEY-ZECHMAN FUNERAL HOME. Funeral services will be held at 11:00AM Friday in the Home Road Church (corner Home Road and Rt. 4) with additional visitation for one hour prior to the services in the church. Burial will follow...
Lightle, Barbara

Lightle, Barbara

LIGHTLE, Barbara A. 65, of South Vienna, passed away on Sunday, April 22, 2018 in her home. She was born in Dayton, Ohio on September 16, 1952 the daughter of Andrew and Mary (Worland) Bullwinkel. She had worked as a Pharmacy Technician for Meijer Pharmacy, Hilliard, Ohio and was a member of the Ohio Horseman Council. Survivors include her husband, James A. "Jim"; two children, Chris Lightle...
BEACH, Mary Irene

BEACH, Mary Irene

BEACH (Varley), Mary Irene Long time resident of Centerville, died Wed., April 18 at the age of 83. Born in Springfield, OH, she attended Catholic Central H.S. and graduated from Good Samaritan Hospital, Cincinnati, School of Nursing. Her husband of fifty-two years, Philip Beach, preceded her in death in 2008. She is survived by her five children: Lisa(Bill) Wagner, Michael (Francine)Beach, Kathleen...
SMITH, Susan A.

SMITH, Susan A.

SMITH, Susan A. Age 77 of Springfield, passed away at Miami Valley Hospital on Thursday, April 19, 2018. She was born in Hamilton, Ohio on June 3, 1940 the daughter of William and Ellen (Reed) Farthing. On June 7, 1958 she married C. Edward Smith and he preceded her in death in 2014. She is survived by two daughters, Teresa Ellen Smith of Springfield and Cheryl Lee (Nino) Trotti of Clearwater, Florida...
Patterson, Marilyn

Patterson, Marilyn

PATTERSON, Marilyn J. 85 of Springfield died April 22, 2018. Services will be Thursday at 1:00PM in the RICHARDS, RAFF & DUNBAR MEMORIAL HOME with visitation beginning at 11:00AM. Sign the guestbook at Legacy.com View the obituary on Legacy.com Funeral Home Information Richards, Raff & Dunbar Memorial Home 838 East High Street Springfield, OH 45505 www.richardsraffanddunbar.com
LOVETT, Diana Lynn

LOVETT, Diana Lynn

LOVETT, Diana Lynn Age 61, passed away on Monday, April 16, 2018 due to natural causes at her residence. She was born on September 16, 1956 in Dayton, Ohio to the late Earl and Dorotha Mullen. Diana is survived by five children: Becki (Chris) Whittaker of Clermont, FL, Nate (Amber) Lovett, of Johnstown, Chris (Amanda) Lovett of Springfield, Abbie (Brad) Lewis and Tim Lovett, both of Medway; two brothers...
BROWN, Glenda Irene Denny

BROWN, Glenda Irene Denny

BROWN (Jordan), Glenda Irene Denny 85, of Springfield, passed away in Essex of Springfield on Sunday morning, April 22, 2018. She was born in Hacker Valley, West Virginia on July 17, 1932, the daughter of the late James Otto and Laura (Fisher) Jordan. She is survived by her children, Lois (Steve) Burcham, Randy (Diane) Denny, Linda Denny Slyfield, Rebecca Denny Smith and Karen (Steve) Rogers; a sister...
Deao, Slyvester

Deao, Slyvester

DEAO, Sylvester John "Bud" 87, formally of Edgefield, SC and Terre Haute, Ohio passed away on Saturday, April 21, 2018 in Logan Acres Senior Community, Bellefontaine, OH. He was born October 29, 1930 in Hontzdale, Pennsylvania the son of John and Mary (Hichak) Deao. Sylvester proudly served his country as a corporal in the United States Army during the Korean War. He retired from International...
Solutions from local opioid forums presented to state leaders

Solutions from local opioid forums presented to state leaders

Proposed solutions to Ohio’s addiction crisis that grew out of a collaboration between journalists and local communities will be presented to Gov. John Kasich’s office. Through a series of community forums, including five in southwest Ohio in February, journalists with Your Voice Ohio heard from an estimated 500 individuals who have been touched in some way by the opioid crisis. Each person...
Springfield man pleads guilty to throwing kitten 40 feet in the air over power lines

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

A Springfield man has pleaded guilty to throwing a kitten about 40 feet in the air over power lines. Christopher Robinson, 22, was sentenced to 90 days in jail by Clark County Municipal Court Judge Eugene Nevius on Monday. He was charged with cruelty to a companion animal and resisting arrest. MORE: Springfield man facing 100 years representing himself in trial Police began their investigation when...
Fairies, gypsies and carnival scenes: Why you should visit this new Springfield art exhibit

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

Imagine multiple hot air balloons, tree houses and carousels in one room. You can’t board them physically, but in the mind, the possibilities abound. “Sharri Paula Phillips: Marvelous Journeys” displays 32 of the Yellow Springs-based artist’s pieces in the Springfield Museum of Art’s Chakeres Gallery. » READ MORE: Check out this Springfield art gallery that only...
High School Softball State Poll: Is your team ranked?

High School Softball State Poll: Is your team ranked?

Below is the second of six weekly polls from the Ohio High School Softball Coaches Association. First-place votes in parenthesis. »RELATED: Butler golfer wins Justin Thomas Junior Championship »RELATED: Dunbar runs away with Edwin Moses Relay title DIVISION I 1. Lebanon (10) 127 2. Louisville (2) 103 3. Perrysburg 92 4. Mason 73 5. Central Crossing 66 6. Elyria (1) 55 7. Holland Springfield...
The name — HillbillyHippie — isn’t all that’s unique about this new Champaign County shop

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

Once she got her first business in downtown Mechanicsburg off the ground, Sarah Blair said coming up with a name was easy. “I’m a hillbilly and I’m OK with it,” Blair joked about her new store, HillbillyHippie. The new store, at 19 N. Main St., opened just a few weeks ago. The business provides space for about 10 local vendors who sell all locally made products that include...
April’s weather is poised to break this 68-year-old area record

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

April is almost over, and if you thought it has been a cold start to spring, you would be correct. In fact, according to data compiled by the National Weather Service in Wilmington, April in the Miami Valley has so far been the coldest on record. Records in our area date back 125 years. Even with the warmer temperatures that arrived over the weekend, it is doubtful there will be enough time left in...
Need a place to eat? These 5 area restaurants should be part of your plans

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

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

Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

COMMON PLEAS COURT NEW SUITS 18-CV-0196 - Citibank, N.A., as Trustee, v. M & A Sparrow Properties, LLC, as Vendor, c/o Mickey L. Sparrow, as Registered Agent, Tremont, et al., complaint in foreclosure for property located at 1024 Burt St., for $44,048. 18-CV-0197 - Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, as Indenture Trustee, v. Catherine L. Hansbro aka Catherine L. Hall, 641 Damascus Ave, et al., complaint...
This breakout Springfield junior is among the state’s best in his event. Here’s how he’s doing it.

This breakout Springfield junior is among the state’s best in his event. Here’s how he’s doing it.

It didn’t take long for Springfield High School junior Austin Tyree to establish himself among the state’s best hurdlers this spring. His personal best times of 39.04 in the 300-meter hurdles and 15.05 in the 110 highs shot him high on the Division I state leader board. That kind of breakout season is just what Tyree had envisioned. “Being a part of such a great team, I wanted to...
Clark County Municipal Court cases

Clark County Municipal Court cases

CASES CALLED THURSDAY INCLUDED: Max S. Patten, 39, of 119 Lawnview Ave., two counts driving under suspension OVI suspension, guilty, 180 days jail each count, credit for time served, 12 months driver’s license suspension, fined $250 each count; hit and run, guilty, 12 months driver’s license suspension, 180 days jail, credit for time served; assured clear distance, guilty; OVI, two counts...
Athletic trainers honored for their part in saving Urbana wrestler’s life

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

Two athletic trainers are receiving recognition their part in helping save a the life of a college wrestler from Mechanicsburg High School. Kelley Hockenberger and Chelsey Meyers, two student athletic trainers from Ohio University, have received the Lifesaver Certificate of Recognition from the National Athletic Trainers’ Association. The pair gave life-saving aid to Austin Reese, originally...
Springfield man representing himself in burglary trial while facing up to 110 years

Springfield man representing himself in burglary trial while facing up to 110 years

A Springfield man who is facing more than 100 years in prison for alleged burglaries and other property crime is representing himself in court today. Ramon Boyce, 33, is charged with 22 felony counts including 18 counts of burglary and three counts of receiving stolen property in Clark County Common Pleas Court. He is facing between six months and 110 years in prison if convicted. MORE: Secret indictment...
Passing showers, fog tonight

Passing showers, fog tonight

Showers taper off with fog possible tonight Clouds to slowly break late Wednesday Drying out, mild for the weekend THIS EVENING:  Skies will remain cloudy with passing showers or drizzle. Temperatures will hold in the lower to middle 50s. TONIGHT: Clouds will linger with a chance for fog. Temperatures will drop into the upper 40s. WEDNESDAY: Patchy areas of fog will be possible...
Ohio included in ice pop recall list for possible listeria

Ohio included in ice pop recall list for possible listeria

A frozen novelty manufacturer is voluntarily recalling certain ice pops for possible listeria contamination, and Ohio is included in the list of 15 states.  According to US Recall News, Ziegenfelder Co., of Wheeling, W.Va., is recalling about 3,000 cases of Budget $aver Cherry Pineapple Monster Pops and Sugar Free Twin Pops because of the possible health risk.  In addition to Ohio,...
Special Forces veteran’s missing dog found safe after crash

Special Forces veteran’s missing dog found safe after crash

A service dog missing for more than two days after he ran off when the vehicle his owner was driving became involved in a crash in Kettering has been found and reunited with his owner. Officials say Zeus, a German short-hair Pointer — two years old, weighing about 60 pounds — and his owner, a Special Forces veteran, were involved in a two-vehicle crash that ended with their vehicle into...
Hamilton landmark hosting its biggest event ever this weekend

Hamilton landmark hosting its biggest event ever this weekend

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

Showers will continue to linger through Tuesday

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

Pony with rare blood cancer receives breakthrough treatment at OSU 

Researchers at Ohio State University are fighting to save the life of Bob the pony, who has a rare blood cancer. Testing revealed that Bob has chronic lymphocytic leukemia, a form of blood cancer that is rare among horses but common among humans. Bob’s veterinarians teamed up with Dr. John Byrd at the OSU Comprehensive Cancer Center to find a solution for his disease.  Byrd’s team...
Pharmacists joining forces to fight opioid epidemic

Pharmacists joining forces to fight opioid epidemic

Pharmacists are the latest group banding together in Ohio to fight the opioid epidemic. The Ohio Pharmacists Association announced at its annual conference in Columbus, Friday, the creation of a task force to promote safe medication practices that prevent powerful narcotics from getting into the wrong hands and spurring addiction. Related; Ohio gets $26M federal grant to target opioid crisis The OPA...
2-vehicle crash blocks North Limestone Street in Springfield

2-vehicle crash blocks North Limestone Street in Springfield

Police are responding to a two-vehicle crash on North Limestone Street north of Home Road in Springfield. Police say there is one vehicle on its side, and Limestone Street is blocked leading up to the crash. We have a crew on the way, and we’ll update this story as we know more.
6 men charged in Ohio prison drug smuggling attempt

6 men charged in Ohio prison drug smuggling attempt

Six men, including three from Dayton, have been charged for allegedly attempting to smuggle drugs into an Ohio prison, according to the Department of Justice.  Alton Herron, 46, Rodney Herron, 27, and Daviontae Norvell, 26, all from Dayton are among the six men indicted on drug-related charges, a Department of Justice spokesperson said in a media release Thursday.  Joseph Brodbeck, 59, of...
40-plus cats euthanized after infection sweeps Tenn. animal shelter 

40-plus cats euthanized after infection sweeps Tenn. animal shelter 

An animal shelter in Tennessee is defending its decision to euthanize more than 40 cats after an infection swept through the facility.  According to WATE-TV, animal lovers became outraged after learning the Pets without Parents shelter, which was reported to be a “no-kill” facility, put down dozens of cats.  After weeks of attempting to nurse close to 50 cats that became...
Local defense contractor lands $67 million contract

Local defense contractor lands $67 million contract

The Missile Defense Agency has awarded a Dayton-based defense contractor a five-year, $67.9 million contract for engineering, management and other services at locations across the country, according to the Department of Defense. MacAulay Brown, Inc., will conduct the work to support the development and deployment of a ballistic missile defense system, according to the Defense Department. The work...
Police: State representative candidate assaulted over campaign ad dispute

Police: State representative candidate assaulted over campaign ad dispute

A St. Henry man has been arrested and charged for allegedly assaulting a state representative candidate in Celina Tuesday, according to police.  Travis Faber, a Republican candidate running for Ohio’s 84th statehouse seat, caught a man in a red pickup truck stealing a campaign sign from private property on the corner of Westbank Road and U.S. 127 in Celina Tuesday, Police Chief Tom Wale...
Brown: VA nominee must convince veterans to earn vote for confirmation

Brown: VA nominee must convince veterans to earn vote for confirmation

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown said Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson, the nominee to become the next leader of the VA, told him he opposes privatizing the federal agency, but he will have to convince veterans to earn the senator’s vote for confirmation. “He said a lot of the right things but to get my vote, to convince me … he needs to earn the trust and support of veterans. We know that simply...
Family of Kyle Plush storms out of Cincinnati special council meeting

Family of Kyle Plush storms out of Cincinnati special council meeting

The family of Kyle Plush, the Cincinnati teen that suffocated a van last week after calling 911 twice, stormed out of a council meeting Tuesday evening. The family sat through five hours of testimony during a Cincinnati City Council special meeting, according to our partners at WCPO in Cincinnati. During closing arguments, councilman Wendell Young implied the family may seek financial compensation...
Tree falls on Springfield home, damaging roof

Tree falls on Springfield home, damaging roof

A tree fell on a house in the 1800 block of Southern Parkway in Springfield on Tuesday afternoon, causing damage to the roof.  No one was at  home at the time of the incident, Springfield fire officials said, noting that there were no injuries.  We will continue to follow the story to bring you the latest information. 
Still need to file your taxes? Today’s your last chance

Still need to file your taxes? Today’s your last chance

If you’ve waited this long to file your taxes, you’ve still got time. And you’ve also got company. Federal tax returns for 2017 need to be filed today and many last minute filers are rushing to prepare their forms. About one in five tax filers last year submitted returns within two weeks of the deadline to file and this year the IRS reports tax returns so far being filed at the same...
Icy conditions reported on Springfield bridge cause several crashes

Icy conditions reported on Springfield bridge cause several crashes

Icy conditions have been reported on the Spring Street overpass in Springfield and has caused multiple crashes including one involving a medic unit.  A Springfield Twp. medic was involved in the crash on the bridge around 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, according to emergency scanner traffic. Initial reports indicate the bridge was icy and caused the crash.  At least two other vehicles were involved...
Ohio teen arrested for impersonating firefighters during EMS calls

Ohio teen arrested for impersonating firefighters during EMS calls

An 18-year-old West Mansfield teen was arrested for allegedly impersonating a firefighter in Marysville, according to our partners at WBNS. Tony L. Beverly reportedly showed up to several EMS calls acting as a member of the Marysville Fire Department, which the Union County Sheriff’s Office were notified of after receiving a complaint, a release said.  Beverly’s most recent impersonation...
FREEZE WARNING - again - for some continues into this morning

FREEZE WARNING - again - for some continues into this morning

A Freeze Warning for the southern half of the Miami Valley continues until 9 a.m. today. Clouds break as temperatures drop tonight Brief warm-up today Showers, cooler weather arrive tonight into Thursday OVERNIGHT:   Mostly clear skies and cold expected. Temperatures will hover in the 30s for much of the night. TODAY: The day will start with some sunshine with clouds increasing...
Record set in Dayton for number of measurable snow days in April

Record set in Dayton for number of measurable snow days in April

UPDATE @ 10 p.m.: A tenth of an inch of snow and voila! It’s a Dayton record for the most number of days in April with measurable (at least that amount) of snow, Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell said. According to data released as of 8 p.m. by the National Weather Service in Wilmington…. a tenth of an inch of snow has been measured at Dayton International Airport for...
Winter blast brings FREEZE WARNING to parts of Miami Valley

Winter blast brings FREEZE WARNING to parts of Miami Valley

Dayton broke another snow record for the area with the most number of measurable snow days in April. A tenth of an inch of snow was measured Monday night, making it the fifth day there has been measurable snow this month, according to the National Weather Service. Temperatures drop below freezing overnight Slow clearing, still cool Tuesday Roller-coaster temps to continue this week  A Freeze...
Take this key step to stay safe during spring yard work

Take this key step to stay safe during spring yard work

As homeowners begin digging into their yards this spring, they might tear into something else — buried utilities that can pose extraordinary danger. That’s why local safety experts urged residents — and businesses — to call 8-1-1 before they dig. “There’s a lot of stuff in the ground just in your yard that you might not even think is there,” said Joe Presutti...
Another Ohio woman sick from E. coli outbreak

Another Ohio woman sick from E. coli outbreak

An E. coli outbreak that infected two Ohio women has been linked to chopped romaine lettuce from Arizona. The strain had spread to 11 states and 35 cases reported as of Friday, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. There have been 22 people hospitalized, including one of the Ohio women. The outbreak was first reported earlier this week, though at the time there were only 17 cases reported...
WATCH: Storm tracker narrowly escapes Oklahoma wildfires

WATCH: Storm tracker narrowly escapes Oklahoma wildfires

Dash cam video caught a storm tracker narrowly escaping rapidly growing wildfires on Thursday. Storm tracker Marty Logan was trying to rescue cows from a wildfire when the flames grew. Video shows Logan running back to his truck and driving his car in reverse as black smoke and heavy flames surround him. Firefighters from around Oklahoma have been busy as several wildfires have flared up all around...
Who was Kyle Plush? Community remembers teen crushed to death by van seat

Who was Kyle Plush? Community remembers teen crushed to death by van seat

Sixteen-year-old Kyle Plush is remembered by his former Mercy Montessori School classmates, teachers, and alumni as a creative, vibrant and kind child during a prayer service held Thursday night, according to our partners at WCPO. The teen died two days earlier in the parking lot of Seven Hills High School when his van seat fatally crushed him after being trapped in the third row seat bench. ...
Endangered Missing Adult Alert cancelled for Northwest Ohio man 

Endangered Missing Adult Alert cancelled for Northwest Ohio man 

UPDATE @ 7 a.m: The Endangered Missing Adult Alert for a northwest Ohio man has been cancelled, according to a release by the Ohio Attorney General’s Office.  Danny Howell, 72, reported missing April 12 from Paulding County, has been located.  The Ohio Attorney General’s Office has issued an Endangered Missing Adult Alert for Danny Howell, 72, missing from Paulding County...
Woman flown to hospital after crash on I-70 ramp

Woman flown to hospital after crash on I-70 ramp

A medical helicopter transported a woman injured in a crash on the Interstate 70 east ramp to Interstate 675 south in Mad River Twp. Thursday afternoon.  The driver of the car, only identified as a woman, was in the lane to exit onto I-675, but changed lanes and attempted to say on I-70 east, according to investigators. When she attempted to change lanes, the car crashed into the semi. ...
CDC working to find source of E. coli outbreak that’s reached 7 states

CDC working to find source of E. coli outbreak that’s reached 7 states

The Center for Disease Control is working to find out the source of an E. coli outbreak. At least 17 people in seven states were infected with the bacteria. Six people have been hospitalized and no deaths have been reported, according to the CDC. One case has been reported in Ohio, and other cases have been reported in Connecticut, Idaho, Missouri, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Washington. A specific...
Roller-coaster ride in temperatures to continue

Roller-coaster ride in temperatures to continue

Gusty winds gradually diminish  Unseasonably warm through Saturday Rain and a few storms this weekend OVERNIGHT:  Scattered clouds. A few sprinkles or a quick shower. Temperatures will drop into the middle 50s. TODAY:  Sunshine is expected, with just a few clouds from time to time. Unseasonably warm once again, with highs in the upper 70s. Winds may be gusty at times. SATURDAY...
Georgia man resigns from job, sues boss after pocket-dialing incident 

Georgia man resigns from job, sues boss after pocket-dialing incident 

A Georgia man is suing his ex-boss after he says he was forced to resign from his state job when his boss overheard him complain about work during an inadvertent pocket dial.  James Stephens was used to his boss, Michael Coan, calling him after hours. However, when he called him at home late one night, the call did not end as planned. For 12 minutes in a butt-dial, Coan overheard Stephens and...
Racist video gets 4 Miami students kicked out of sorority

Racist video gets 4 Miami students kicked out of sorority

A video showing four Miami University sorority members singing a black racist term has led to their expulsion from their organization. The video, which a story in The Miami Student describes as showing the four white female students singing a popular rap song and repeatedly using an African-American slur that starts with the letter “N,” was posted on social media. Officials of the...
Area hospital program aimed at getting more patients into drug treatment

Area hospital program aimed at getting more patients into drug treatment

One of the keys to cutting down on the number of accidental drug overdoses, treatment experts say, is responding faster to people who need immediate help. To that aim, Kettering Health Network is launching a partnership with the Montgomery County drug treatment community to reach out to patients who are in need of long-term drug treatment. Starting this month, rapid response teams from the county&rsquo...
Wind advisory Thursday, T-storms possible this weekend

Wind advisory Thursday, T-storms possible this weekend

A wind advisory goes into effect from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday for the entire Miami Valley with wind gusts up to 50 mph possible. The following counties are affected: Auglaize, Butler, Champaign, Clark, Darke, Greene, Logan, Mercer, Miami, Montgomery, Preble, Shelby, Warren and Wayne (Indiana).  Few showers possible overnight Windy; gusts up to 50 mph Rain and storms this weekend Overnight...
How to keep Canada geese away during nesting season 

How to keep Canada geese away during nesting season 

Residents may begin to see more Canada geese in the Miami Valley due to it being nesting season.  During this season, the geese are known to get aggressive if anyone comes near their nest, even if they are on your property. “If you have them nest there and then they hatch there, you’re pretty much going to have geese and goslings through the first half of the summer until they can...
Newborn left in Safe Haven Baby Box at Indiana fire station

Newborn left in Safe Haven Baby Box at Indiana fire station

Firefighters named a newborn baby “Grace” after she was left in the firehouses’s Safe Haven Baby Box. Volunteer firefighter Lt. Chuck Koehler said he received an alarm from the box. He got to the fire department within 30 seconds, and heard a baby crying. He opened the box and checked the baby, then waited for paramedics to arrive, according to our affiliates at CBS Chicago...
Naloxone credited for drop in opioid deaths

Naloxone credited for drop in opioid deaths

The U.S. Surgeon General is recommending that more people carry the overdose-reversing drug naloxone, which local health experts credit for helping reverse the escalation in deaths from opioids. Health officials say widely distributing naloxone is one of the reasons local counties reduced overdose deaths by 66 percent or more in the first three months of 2018 over the same period a year ago. &ldquo...
Major warm-up begins midweek

Major warm-up begins midweek

Clouds to slowly break tonight Temperatures rebound to normal Wednesday Warm and windy to end the week followed by weekend rain THIS EVENING: Clouds will linger with cool temperatures holding in the lower 40s. TONIGHT: Clouds will slowly break. It will be cool with temperatures falling into the lower 30s. WEDNESDAY: Expect a mix of sun and clouds with milder temperatures arriving. It...
2 Dayton-area natives fall from Ohio State parking garage within four days

2 Dayton-area natives fall from Ohio State parking garage within four days

Ohio State University president Michael Drake has launched a task force to examine two incidents that occurred on campus late last week. On Sunday, Kelly Denlinger, 35 and a former OSU student, fell from the Ohio Union’s south parking garage. She was transported to Ohio State’s Wexner Medical Center where she is listed in critical condition, according to the university. Denlinger is from...
Itching to do yard work? Here’s what the experts say to do now

Itching to do yard work? Here’s what the experts say to do now

We are well into spring, but we are still seeing snow, and the freezing temperatures may not be gone just yet, according to Stormcenter 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell. So when are you safe to begin mowing and tackle yard work? Mow now, according to Garden Talk radio show host Mark Webber, a certified arborist and horticulturist. Webber says as long as there isn’t snow on the grass, you good...
Spring temperatures to arrive this week -- finally

Spring temperatures to arrive this week -- finally

Chilly, few flurries still around overnight Clouds to break today, warm-up begins Temps head for 70s late this week  WHIO On-Demand page: http://bit.ly/2GxtQWg iTunes: https://apple.co/2Gxu4g4 Stitcher: http://bit.ly/2sJ4CCt OVERNIGHT:  Skies will remain mostly cloudy with a few breaks possible toward morning. A few flurries are also possible, mainly early. Temperatures...
Final tally shows Ohio ACA enrollment slightly down

Final tally shows Ohio ACA enrollment slightly down

Slightly fewer Ohioans signed up for insurance through the Affordable Care Act marketplaces this year, though it wasn’t as sharp of a drop as advocates feared. There were 230,127 residents in the state who bought health insurance plans on the marketplace, which was about 3 percent less than the year before, according to final enrollment data released last week. The U.S. Centers for Medicaid...
‘Hillbilly Elegy’ author endorses DeWine

‘Hillbilly Elegy’ author endorses DeWine

J.D. Vance, author of the bestselling book “Hillbilly Elegy,” endorsed Attorney General Mike DeWine for governor at a Saturday opioid panel discussion in Dayton. DeWine, who is seeking the Republican nomination, sat on a panel at the Cornerstone Project which does outpatient treatment, was joined by his running mate Jon Husted, Montgomery County Sheriff Phil Plummer, and Mike Ward, founder...
Elder-Beerman warns of layoffs at Dayton Mall store

Elder-Beerman warns of layoffs at Dayton Mall store

Elder-Beerman employees at the Dayton Mall store were warned the location could close, but the 122 jobs could be saved depending on who buys the retailer’s parent company. For now, the future is uncertain for the famed retail brand, which got its start in Dayton. Elder-Beerman’s parent company, Bon-Ton Stores Inc., filed for bankruptcy in February and has been up for auction. The winning...
Man killed in Springfield double shooting ID’d

Man killed in Springfield double shooting ID’d

A 32-year-old man was fatally shot in a double shooting early Saturday in the 1500 block of West Clark Street. He was identified as Raimundo Punnett, according to the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office. An autopsy has been performed, but coroner’s officials were not able to release further information. Sarah Shannon, who identified herself as Punnett’s fiancee, said he was from...
By the numbers: Spring snowfall

By the numbers: Spring snowfall

Most of the Miami Valley woke up to snow on the grass Monday morning. The most recent year that had snowfall that accumulated around this time was 2016.    >> RELATED: Mild day today; snow showers possible tonight, Sunday evening Totals ranged from a dusting to about an inch the morning of April 9.  Union 1.2" KDAY 1" Troy .8" Miamisburg .6" Bradford ...
Goats stuck on edge of bridge beam rescued after 18 hours

Goats stuck on edge of bridge beam rescued after 18 hours

Two goats that wandered from a local farm and onto the edge of a bridge beam had to be rescued. According to a post on the Pennsylvania Turnpike Facebook page, crews from Pennsylvania State Police and the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation worked to save the goats. Crews used a crane to rescue the two goats, which had been stuck for about 18 hours. The goats were returned to their home.
Snowflakes may mix in before showers end

Snowflakes may mix in before showers end

Clouds linger with a few passing showers possible, especially across the northern Miami Valley, Storm Center 7 Meteorologist McCall Vrydaghs said. As temperatures drop, snowflakes may mix in before ending, though little to no affect on the roads is expected. Overnight lows will be in the upper 30s. Few showers possible overnight Chance for rain to snow late Friday More snow Sunday night Friday: ...
Ohio mother jailed after son, 3, found covered in dog feces in hotel room

Ohio mother jailed after son, 3, found covered in dog feces in hotel room

An Ohio mother has been charged with child endangering and animal cruelty after her 3-year-old son was found covered in dog feces inside a  Sandusky hotel room. Dezeray Powell, 21, was arrested after police said a hotel room she and her son had been living in had dog feces on the walls, floor and bedding. The bathroom had three inches of dog urine and feces on the floor. Three Great Danes, found...
Consumers could save on prescriptions after Ohio bans ‘gag orders’

Consumers could save on prescriptions after Ohio bans ‘gag orders’

New rules starting today in Ohio could help consumers save on prescription drugs by banning “gag orders” that can forbid pharmacists from letting customers know if the cash price is cheaper than using their insurance. Pharmacy benefit managers — middlemen that manage prescription benefits for insurance companies — can sometimes add clauses to contracts with pharmacists that...
Police ask for public’s help to locate missing Springfield man

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

Police are asking for the public’s help in locating a Springfield man missing since last week.  Marcus R. Cross, 32, was last seen leaving his Sherman Avenue home on March 28 around 8 p.m., according to Springfield police.  Cross is described as a black male, six-feet tall, 170-pounds, with black hair and brown eyes, police said.  He was last seen wearing a zip-up style hooded...
High water prompts calls for rescues, forces several local roads to close

High water prompts calls for rescues, forces several local roads to close

Tuesday’s heavy rains produced high water that shut down several area roads and prompted at least one rescue from a vehicle in Greene County.  In Greene County, two people in a vehicle stuck in high water in the 5300 block of Medway Road had to be rescued by a Fairborn fire crew about 7:10 p.m. In Clark County, flooding reported on Green Meadows Drive and Arnold Avenue in Enon about 6...
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