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As textbook prices soar, students look for more ways to save
 Textbook prices continue to soar, but there are ways for students to save.  The average college student spends $1,200 a year on textbooks, according to the College Board.  News Center 7 consumer reporter Rachel Murray is examining how local universities are helping students cut costs and how technology can help students save money...

3:39 PM Tuesday, Jul. 31, 2018

Textbook prices continue to soar, but there are ways for students to save.  The average college student spends $1,200 a year on textbooks, according to the College Board.  News Center 7 consumer reporter Rachel Murray is examining how local universities are helping students cut costs and how technology can help students save money...
Popular dog food ingredients could be linked to enlarged heart in canines 
 There is a potential link between a canine heart condition and certain ingredients in dog food. Diets high in potatoes and legumes may be linked to dilated cardiomyopathy, or DCM, a disease that results in an enlarged heart, according to the Food and Drug Administration. “That’s a huge concern. It’s just tragic because our...

10:00 PM Monday, Jul. 23, 2018

There is a potential link between a canine heart condition and certain ingredients in dog food. Diets high in potatoes and legumes may be linked to dilated cardiomyopathy, or DCM, a disease that results in an enlarged heart, according to the Food and Drug Administration. “That’s a huge concern. It’s just tragic because our...
RECALL ROUNDUP: Here’s the latest recall from the past week
 Some potentially dangerous home décor is under recall, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.  Mirrors by Crate and Barrel are being recalled because they could come apart and cut you.  The Josephine style mirrors have the number 215-037 printed on the tag. They were sold individually and in packs of three. ...

4:13 PM Friday, Jul. 20, 2018

Some potentially dangerous home décor is under recall, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.  Mirrors by Crate and Barrel are being recalled because they could come apart and cut you.  The Josephine style mirrors have the number 215-037 printed on the tag. They were sold individually and in packs of three. ...
Romance scams: How to spot, avoid a costly relationship
 “She said all the right things. I’m an older man, kind of lonely. I was looking for a change and she hit me at just exactly the right time.”  A Centerville man thought he found love, but now he knows it was a lie. He lost $800 in a romance scam and wants to warn others.  He requested to be known only as &ldquo...

10:00 PM Thursday, Jul. 19, 2018

“She said all the right things. I’m an older man, kind of lonely. I was looking for a change and she hit me at just exactly the right time.”  A Centerville man thought he found love, but now he knows it was a lie. He lost $800 in a romance scam and wants to warn others.  He requested to be known only as &ldquo...
TODAY: Aging and Technology Expo to help seniors navigate tech
 As apps, gadgets and delivery services continue to add more convenience to many lives, senior citizens may struggle to stay afloat in the sea of new technology.  In an effort to help seniors explore and navigate ways technology can help them, the Greene County Council on Aging is hosting the 2018 Aging and Technology Expo.  The...

2:24 PM Wednesday, Jul. 18, 2018

As apps, gadgets and delivery services continue to add more convenience to many lives, senior citizens may struggle to stay afloat in the sea of new technology.  In an effort to help seniors explore and navigate ways technology can help them, the Greene County Council on Aging is hosting the 2018 Aging and Technology Expo.  The...
Recall roundup: PJs for kids, pill packages, and more 
 Sleepwear for children and medication packets are on this week’s list of recalls from the Consumer Product Safety Commission.  Children’s onesies with hoods and fleece pajama pants by Allura are being recalled because they don’t meet flammability standards and pose a risk of burns, but no injuries have been reported...

4:18 PM Friday, Jul. 13, 2018

Sleepwear for children and medication packets are on this week’s list of recalls from the Consumer Product Safety Commission.  Children’s onesies with hoods and fleece pajama pants by Allura are being recalled because they don’t meet flammability standards and pose a risk of burns, but no injuries have been reported...
Warning: Locking cedar chests pose dangers for small children, change the lock if you own one
 There is a renewed warning about potentially dangerous cedar chests that automatically lock when the lid is closed.  >> Read more trending news  The Consumer Product Safety Commission is urging consumers to remove or replace the latch and lock on the recalled Lane and Virginia Maid brand cedar chests. Fourteen children have...

9:33 PM Thursday, Jul. 12, 2018

There is a renewed warning about potentially dangerous cedar chests that automatically lock when the lid is closed.  >> Read more trending news  The Consumer Product Safety Commission is urging consumers to remove or replace the latch and lock on the recalled Lane and Virginia Maid brand cedar chests. Fourteen children have...
Consumers urged to take action with dangerous cedar chests 
 There’s a renewed warning about certain hope chests that could put your child at risk for suffocation. Several children have died of suffocation after becoming trapped in the auto-locking chests by Lane and Virginia Maid. “Back in the ‘30s, ‘40s and ‘50s, moms would usually get one when...

3:28 PM Thursday, Jul. 12, 2018

There’s a renewed warning about certain hope chests that could put your child at risk for suffocation. Several children have died of suffocation after becoming trapped in the auto-locking chests by Lane and Virginia Maid. “Back in the ‘30s, ‘40s and ‘50s, moms would usually get one when...
CDC warns of dangerous synthetic ‘bleeding’ weed
 Health experts are warning of a new and dangerous form of synthetic marijuana that is laced with rat poison. Dubbed “bleeding pot,” it has been linked to five deaths in the U.S. and over 200 cases of excessive and uncontrolled bleeding.  “It is especially dangerous right now, because there is a product on the market...

3:01 PM Wednesday, Jul. 11, 2018

Health experts are warning of a new and dangerous form of synthetic marijuana that is laced with rat poison. Dubbed “bleeding pot,” it has been linked to five deaths in the U.S. and over 200 cases of excessive and uncontrolled bleeding.  “It is especially dangerous right now, because there is a product on the market...
How to protect personal data using one simple step
 Apple released an update today that blocks some password-cracking software, but new research shows more than half of users don’t have a password on their devices to begin with. From a grandma taking pictures of her grandson to a teen keeping up with friends, smartphones are everywhere. But more than half of smartphone users are not...

2:44 PM Monday, Jul. 09, 2018

Apple released an update today that blocks some password-cracking software, but new research shows more than half of users don’t have a password on their devices to begin with. From a grandma taking pictures of her grandson to a teen keeping up with friends, smartphones are everywhere. But more than half of smartphone users are not...
Recalls: Helmets, ATVs and more
 Helmets and ATVs are among the latest potentially dangerous products under recall, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Helmets used in school physical education programs are being recalled because they do not meet federal safety standards and could cause a head injury.  The Rollerblade-branded helmets by Helmets R Us...

4:46 PM Friday, Jul. 06, 2018

Helmets and ATVs are among the latest potentially dangerous products under recall, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Helmets used in school physical education programs are being recalled because they do not meet federal safety standards and could cause a head injury.  The Rollerblade-branded helmets by Helmets R Us...
Online games may put your personal information at risk
 Scammers are targeting kids and adults playing a popular online video game. Even if you haven't heard of the video game hit — Fortnite — it's likely your kids and grandchildren are playing it, and scammers are trying to get their money and personal information.  Fortnite Battle Royale, a free game on consoles and iPhones...

7:25 PM Thursday, Jul. 05, 2018

Scammers are targeting kids and adults playing a popular online video game. Even if you haven't heard of the video game hit — Fortnite — it's likely your kids and grandchildren are playing it, and scammers are trying to get their money and personal information.  Fortnite Battle Royale, a free game on consoles and iPhones...
Feeling the heat? How medications can affect you during high temperatures
 The medications you take may make you more vulnerable to heat-related health problems. Frank Weyler of Centerville takes several prescription drugs and said he is careful to limit his time outdoors.  “You have to know what you are taking and then do whatever it takes to not let them affect you too much,” said Weyler. ...

8:37 PM Wednesday, Jul. 04, 2018

The medications you take may make you more vulnerable to heat-related health problems. Frank Weyler of Centerville takes several prescription drugs and said he is careful to limit his time outdoors.  “You have to know what you are taking and then do whatever it takes to not let them affect you too much,” said Weyler. ...
Teens addicted to nicotine: What should parents do? 
 There is a new trend that could get your teenager addicted to nicotine in a matter of days. It is a new form of E-cigarette that is being marketed with fruity flavors and colorful pods.  "I get the fruit ones and it tastes fruits and it is really nice," said Allie Dickan. Juuls, Phix, Bo's, Myblu, Kandypens are just a few of...

9:30 PM Monday, Jul. 02, 2018

There is a new trend that could get your teenager addicted to nicotine in a matter of days. It is a new form of E-cigarette that is being marketed with fruity flavors and colorful pods.  "I get the fruit ones and it tastes fruits and it is really nice," said Allie Dickan. Juuls, Phix, Bo's, Myblu, Kandypens are just a few of...
Recalls: Ladders and scarves 
 Dangerous ladders and women’s scarves are on this week’s list of recalled products from the Consumer Product Safety Commission. One person has reportedly been hurt in a fall from a broken Werner Multipurpose Telescoping Aluminum ladder.  There are five models with the following model numbers, date codes, and sizes, under...

10:35 PM Friday, Jun. 22, 2018

Dangerous ladders and women’s scarves are on this week’s list of recalled products from the Consumer Product Safety Commission. One person has reportedly been hurt in a fall from a broken Werner Multipurpose Telescoping Aluminum ladder.  There are five models with the following model numbers, date codes, and sizes, under...
Transportation issues cost $1,700 per year for Dayton drivers
 "It's pretty bad for the area to have roads like this," said Dave Sabol of Washington Township, referring to a bumpy stretch of Spring Valley Road near Atchison in his neighborhood.  He said he's complained to the township and Montgomery County and he worries about the wear and tear on his vehicle.  "Anytime you hit...

2:39 PM Thursday, Jun. 21, 2018

"It's pretty bad for the area to have roads like this," said Dave Sabol of Washington Township, referring to a bumpy stretch of Spring Valley Road near Atchison in his neighborhood.  He said he's complained to the township and Montgomery County and he worries about the wear and tear on his vehicle.  "Anytime you hit...
How to save on your teen’s auto insurance rate
 The cost to add a teen driver to an auto insurance plan in Ohio is more than the national average, but there are ways to save. Many parents don't realize how pricey it will be, according to Bellbrook mom Tacy Keller.  Her premium jumped after her son got a ticket, and she will be adding her daughter, Olivia, to her plan this year. ...

8:28 PM Wednesday, Jun. 20, 2018

The cost to add a teen driver to an auto insurance plan in Ohio is more than the national average, but there are ways to save. Many parents don't realize how pricey it will be, according to Bellbrook mom Tacy Keller.  Her premium jumped after her son got a ticket, and she will be adding her daughter, Olivia, to her plan this year. ...
Cedar Care Village Pharmacy plans unveiled
 A new pharmacy with rare educational opportunities took another step forward in Cedarville. Dozens from the village turned out for a community event Tuesday as Cedarville University unveiled plans for the new Cedar Care Village Pharmacy.  It will be the second teaching pharmacy in the state of Ohio.  Students will be able to &ldquo...

8:50 PM Tuesday, Jun. 19, 2018

A new pharmacy with rare educational opportunities took another step forward in Cedarville. Dozens from the village turned out for a community event Tuesday as Cedarville University unveiled plans for the new Cedar Care Village Pharmacy.  It will be the second teaching pharmacy in the state of Ohio.  Students will be able to &ldquo...
Unraveling the mystery behind your credit score
 “I don’t think everybody understands it. Especially our generation doesn’t understand it.”  Xenia resident Mamadou Seck said one late bill was a big setback for his credit score.  “That opened up my mind. You can’t get credit. You can’t get a house anything like that,” said Seck. ...

4:07 PM Monday, Jun. 18, 2018

“I don’t think everybody understands it. Especially our generation doesn’t understand it.”  Xenia resident Mamadou Seck said one late bill was a big setback for his credit score.  “That opened up my mind. You can’t get credit. You can’t get a house anything like that,” said Seck. ...
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