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Wittenberg junior wins NCAC Defensive Player of Year award

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

Springfield woman accidentally shoots herself in leg, police say

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

Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

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

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

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

Springfield police use billboards to crack cold cases

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

Honda engineers use algae to capture emissions in spare time

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

Death investigation underway at Springfield motel

The Clark County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed a death investigation is underway at the Drake Motel. Officials said the death was reported just before midnight. Early Friday morning, the motel was taped off and officials remained on scene. No other information was immediately available.  A 6-week-old was found dead at the motel in 2016. The newborn’s parents were both charged with...
Chief: Man critically injured after pickup goes under parked truck trailer

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

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

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

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

Division I: All-Southwest District football

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

WILLIAMS, James

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

SNYDER, Shirley Ann

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

SCANDRICK, GL

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

KNAPKE, Deborah Zinn

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

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

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

Division IV: All-Southwest District football

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

Division V: All-Southwest District football

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

Division VI: All-Southwest District football

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

Division VII: All-Southwest District football

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

Man on trial for killing girlfriend's abusive Missouri mom

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

Ohio congresswoman may challenge Nancy Pelosi for speaker of the House

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

Local manufacturer develops scholarship at Clark State

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

Springfield, Urbana: What are you thankful for?

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

Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

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

Icy conditions lead to falls, other weather-related injuries

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

Clark County Municipal Court cases

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

Clark, Champaign County ready for winter weather

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

No charges over mock rape complaints at haunted house

Police in northeast Ohio say they won't file criminal charges in connection with a haunted house attraction where visitors complained that actors simulated raping them. Springfield Township police said in a statement Wednesday that Akron Fright Fest actors had "used poor judgment" in October but that there was "no physical evidence to substantiate allegations of a crime being committed...
Signing period: Area seniors who will play at the next level

Signing period: Area seniors who will play at the next level

The week-long early signing period for basketball and the regular signing period for all NCAA Division I and II sports but football began on Wednesday, Nov. 14. NCAA D-I football will have an early signing period from Dec. 19-21. The traditional regular signing period for football is Feb. 6-April 1 of 2019. The following are area high school seniors who signed or will sign national letters of intent...
Acura SUV hits sales record

Acura SUV hits sales record

The Acura RDX, assembled in East Liberty, Ohio set a new annual sales record this year, beating a previous sales record of 52,361 units set in 2016. Sales in 2018 have exceeded that figure with more than six weeks remaining in 2016. Further, RDX has helped Acura to a 7.3 percent gain in luxury sport utility sales for the year, including a new all-time record for Acura SUVs in October. On a cumulative...
VINCENT, Rachel

VINCENT, Rachel

VINCENT (Hill, McConnaughey, Owens), Rachel Anne Went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, November 8th, 2018. Funeral service will be held Friday at 12:30 PM in Trostel, Chapman, Dunbar & Fraley Funeral Home. Visitation will begin at 11:30 AM. Burial immediately following at Rose Hill Burial Park. Expressions of sympathy may be made at http://www.trostelchapman.com. Sign the guestbook...
PIERCE, Paul E.

PIERCE, Paul E.

PIERCE, Paul E. 82, of Urbana passed away peacefully Monday, November 12, 2018 at his home with his loving family by his side. He was born September 5, 1936 in Springfield, the son of the late Roy Allen and Bernice (Pollard) Pierce. Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Judy M. (Foster) Pierce; one daughter, Julie (Jim) George; one son, Jay Pierce and two grandsons, Christopher (Ann) George and...
MADDEX, Myron

MADDEX, Myron

MADDEX, Myron B. "Mike" 94, 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
Gabbard, Clarence

Gabbard, Clarence

GABBARD, Clarence VanDyke Age 65 of Springfield, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, November 13, 2018. He has joined his parents and brother in the afterlife. He is survived by his son Jacob Gabbard, daughters Cazzie Osborne, Elizabeth (Drew) Shanefield and Sarah (Mick) Bereczky, 9 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild, 3 siblings, and numerous other relatives and friends. Clarence served in the United...
LINTHICUM, Harley

LINTHICUM, Harley

LINTHICUM, Harley N. "Bill" Age 81, of Avon Park, FL, passed away November 9, 2018 in Lake Wales, FL. Harley was born on August 22,1937 to Harley E. and Elizabeth (Standley) Linthicum in Springfield, Ohio. Bill was a skilled handyman for himself and his friends. He discovered golf after retirement and would play often. Bill loved his family and is survived by his son Michael and wife Debbie...
Fulgham, Patricia

Fulgham, Patricia

FULGHAM (Brown), Patricia 54, of Springfield, Ohio passed away Thursday, November 13, 2018. She was born August 27, 1964 in Portsmouth, Ohio the daughter of Roy & Wanda (Wilson) Brown. She was a U.S. Army Reserve veteran and registered nurse with Davita Dialysis Clinic. She is survived by her husband, David Fulgham; a son, David Fulgham II; a daughter, Samantha (Andrew) Ayres; two brothers, Matthew...
2 local congressmen may compete to be top Republican on Judiciary Committee

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

Warren County-area Rep. Steve Chabot is one of two remaining Republicans in the House of Representatives who brought the case for impeachment against then–President Bill Clinton 20 years ago. Now, he’s arguing that experience could help him and other Republican fight off Democrats if they move forward on impeaching President Donald Trump. Chabot of Cincinnati, who just won a 12th term...
Mercy Health, Ohio State’s Wexner Medical Center launch new alliance

Mercy Health, Ohio State’s Wexner Medical Center launch new alliance

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and Mercy Health announced today they have launched a new ambition aimed at addressing the opioid crisis and increasing access to cancer and transplant care, among other things. MORE: Mercy Health’s Fairfield Hospital grows with community In announcing the Healthy State Alliance, officials said: Ohio is among the top five worst states...
‘Stand your ground’ gun bill passes Ohio House

‘Stand your ground’ gun bill passes Ohio House

A controversial “stand your ground” bill passed the Ohio House on Wednesday. But the far-reaching bill — subject to dozens of amendments over multiple sessions — moves to the Senate under an uncertain timeline and veto cloud. Gov. John Kasich has promised to keep his name off any such bill. The House-approved “stand your ground” bill removes a “duty to retreat&rdquo...
Local Rep. Jim Jordan loses bid to lead House Republicans

Local Rep. Jim Jordan loses bid to lead House Republicans

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy easily fended off a challenge from Rep. Jim Jordan Wednesday, becoming House Republicans’ choice to become the incoming House minority leader in January.  Jordan, an Urbana Republican who leads the ultra-conservative House Freedom Caucus, received 43 votes to McCarthy’s 159 in a closed–door meeting of House Republicans. While Jordan is viewed...
Clark County Municipal Court cases

Clark County Municipal Court cases

CASES CALLED TUESDAY INCLUDED: Dustan Dean Conley, 23, of 1322 Perry St., domestic violence, innocent, continued, public defender appointed, bond $2,500; assault, violation of temporary protection order, innocent, continued. Chelsea A. Dean, 24, of 302 Selma Road, theft, innocent, continued. Martas Patrick Dearmond, 20, of 323 E. Euclid Ave., robbery, innocent, continued, public defender appointed...
Springfield City narrows search for new city manager to 3

Springfield City narrows search for new city manager to 3

Springfield City commissioners have narrowed the field of city manager applicants to three, including two internal candidates. Deputy City Manager Bryan Heck and Community Development Director Shannon Meadows remain in consideration for the city manager position while Michael Ciaravino, city manager of Newburgh, New York, is the third candidate. PREVIOUS: More than 20 applicants seek...
Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

COMMON PLEAS COURT NEW SUITS 18-DP-0962 - Barbara Yates, 3379 Ventura Ave., v. Katrina Yates, South Charleston, petition for civil stalking protection order. 18-DS-0963 - Aaron D. Staker, 1938 E. Mile Road, and Autumn R. Staker, 1548 Regent Ave., petition for dissolution of marriage. 18-DS-0964 - Christina Ann Bitzan, New Carlisle, and Daryl John Bitzan, 2801 Wellsford Lane, petition for dissolution...
Three move on in bid for judge nomination in Clark County

Three move on in bid for judge nomination in Clark County

A judicial screening committee is recomending three candidates who will move on in a bid to replace a longtime local municipal court judge. Five applicants initially applied for the open seat that became available when Clark County Municipal Court Judge Eugene S. Nevius recently resigned after serving the area since 1981. The three candidates who will move forward for a possible nomination to fill...
Blustery, cold conditions through the day today

Blustery, cold conditions through the day today

Breezy day with wind gusts 20 to 30 mph Cooler than normal weekend Few light rain or snow showers Sunday TODAY:  Windy conditions are expected through parts of the day today with wind gusts between 20 and 30 mph possible, Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini said.  Skies with be mostly cloudy all day with highs only reaching into the upper 30s. SATURDAY: A cold...
Mark Wahlberg donates $20K to Ohio foster care organization

Mark Wahlberg donates $20K to Ohio foster care organization

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Local airports see flight delays, cancellations due to winter weather

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

5 tips for driving on icy roads

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

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

Passing flurries linger overnight as winds increase Some refreeze possible as temperatures drop overnight Few rain/snow showers to end the weekend Ovenight: Some flurries will linger into the overnight hours under cloudy skies, Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell said. Gusty winds will develop and may cause weakened tree limbs from the ice storm to come down. Wet surfaces may become...
Pike County murders: 1 of 6 suspects makes first court appearance

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

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

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

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

Free Friday concerts will keep your lunch hour humming

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

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

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

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

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

Shop for a worthy cause at the Sugarplum Festival of Trees

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wintry mix to hit area Wednesday evening, Thursday morning

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rain, snow showers developing overnight

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

Snow flurries possible tonight, wind chills to turn bitter

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

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

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

Suspicious packages sent to Moraine city building deemed safe

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

Record number of stores will be closed Thanksgiving Day

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

Wet, wintry weather expected heading into the weekend

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

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

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

Temperatures continuing to drop tonight, throughout morning

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

Cooler air filters in over next few days

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

Recovering addicts take their fight to the boxing ring

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

Rain lingers, windy Election Day ahead

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

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

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

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

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

Flurry possible overnight as temperatures fall into mid-30s

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

High water forces several road closures across the Miami Valley 

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

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

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

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

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

Ohio EPA issues guidelines to keep lead out of drinking water

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

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

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

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

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

Suspect in high-speed chase arrested during raid in Springfield

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

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

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

Flood watch canceled; showers to linger into Friday

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

Sprint cell service reporting outages throughout Midwest

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Flood Watch issued for most of the Miami Valley until Friday

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