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Spirit Airlines pilot may not have been drug tested in years

The Spirit Airlines pilot whose death authorities call a likely overdose may not have been drug tested in years, because while federal regulations require airlines to drug test under certain conditions, airline pilots are not drug tested during yearly physical exams. Centerville police have not indicated whether they believe Brian Halye, 36, had used drugs on occasions prior to his March 16 death...
Fact check: Democrats’ critiques of the Republican health bill

Fact check: Democrats’ critiques of the Republican health bill

With the House vote on the Republican health care bill looming Thursday, Democrats are unified in their opposition. Lawmakers have echoed the same talking points, exaggerating the bill’s effect on insurance pools, employment and income inequality. Here is an assessment of their claims. This is misleading. Pelosi, the minority leader, may have used the report from the Congressional Budget Office...
Woman found dead in alley on Paul Laurence Dunbar Street in Dayton

Woman found dead in alley on Paul Laurence Dunbar Street in Dayton

Homicide detectives from the Dayton Police Department are working to determine what led to the death of a woman in her 20s found on North Paul Laurence Dunbar Street late Wednesday night.  Police and medics were first dispatched around 11:40 p.m. Wednesday after two people found the body in an alley in the 800 block of North Paul Laurence Dunbar Street.  Dayton Police Lt. Mark Ponichtera...
Behind the scenes: WWII’s Memphis Belle gets wings restored

Behind the scenes: WWII’s Memphis Belle gets wings restored

For the first time in 14 years, one of the most iconic planes in American history has earned its wings. Restorers have reattached the wings to the B-17F Memphis Belle, under restoration at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. Wednesday, the museum provided a behind-the-scenes look as aircraft workers reattached more pieces to the bomber’s wings in preparation for a public unveiling next...
Spying claim by Intel chair renews fight over Russia probe

Spying claim by Intel chair renews fight over Russia probe

The House intelligence committee chairman privately apologized to his Democratic colleagues on Thursday, yet publicly defended his decision to openly discuss and brief President Donald Trump on typically secret intercepts that he says swept up communications of the president's transition team. GOP Rep. Devin Nunes' decision to disclose the information before talking to committee members outraged Democrats...
Obama health law's 'essential benefits' may be in jeopardy

Obama health law's 'essential benefits' may be in jeopardy

Scrambling to nail down votes for the health care overhaul legislation, Republicans are considering ways to ease federal requirements that insurers cover such basic services as prescription drugs, maternity care and substance abuse treatment. Lawmakers emerging from a meeting late Wednesday of the conservative Freedom Caucus said "essential health benefits" are in play as party leaders and...
London terror attack: What we know

London terror attack: What we know

Four people died and at least 40 others were injured Wednesday when a man rammed into several pedestrians on London’s Westminster Bridge before attacking a police officer stationed outside the British Parliament, police said. Mark Rowley, national head of counter-terrorism and policing for London metropolitan police and acting deputy commissioner, said the attacker and a police officer who he...
Dispatches describe ruin of the 1913 flood

Dispatches describe ruin of the 1913 flood

A bitter wind stormed into Dayton on March 21, 1913 as a harbinger of the disaster to come. Two days later, on Easter Sunday, the rain began and didn’t let up for five days. The rivers began to rise - at first, six inches each hour, and then two feet an hour. By the morning of March 25 water breached the levees and thousands began to flee for their lives. The Great Dayton Flood of 1913 devastated...
Butler County’s impressive sports history on display in 2 exhibits

Butler County’s impressive sports history on display in 2 exhibits

Butler County’s impressive sports history is now on display at two Hamilton city buildings. Visuals displays of Butler County sports teams and athletes dating back more than a century were put together by Sam Ashworth, of the Middletown Historical Society and Hamilton’s Heritage Hall. “When I was wrapping this up, the World Series was going on,” Ashworth said of his six-month...
Local 8th grader to compete in national spelling bee

Local 8th grader to compete in national spelling bee

A local student will compete on one of the biggest stages this summer, when she travels to Washington to compete in the national spelling bee competition in May. RELATED: 5-year-old is youngest to qualify in Scripps National Spelling Bee Lane Schnell, an eighth grader at Magsig Middle School in Centerville, qualified for an all-expense-paid trip to the Scripps National Spelling Bee after her victory...
3-year-old Georgia girl snatches skull cap from Pope Francis’ head 

3-year-old Georgia girl snatches skull cap from Pope Francis’ head 

  He went in for a kiss and she went for his hat! A little girl from Douglasville, Georgia, had the encounter of a lifetime with Pope Francis at the Vatican. The girl and her family had been waiting hours in hopes of catching a glimpse of the pope, when he arrived nearby and reached out to kiss the 3-year-old girl named Estella. Francis kissed Estella on the cheek, but she also did something...
Beyoncé makes video call to teen with cancer

Beyoncé makes video call to teen with cancer

Beyoncé, who recently surprised fans by announcing that she is expecting twins, is gaining attention again for connecting with a fan in a special way.   >> Read more trending news The singer surprised a teenager battling a rare form of cancer with a video call on Wednesday, the New York Daily News reported.  Ebony Banks, a high school student from Texas whose cancer...
American killed in London terror attack was celebrating 25th wedding anniversary

American killed in London terror attack was celebrating 25th wedding anniversary

An American tourist was among four people who were killed when a man plowed through several people on London’s Westminster Bridge on Wednesday before attacking a police officer who was guarding Parliament. The terror attack claimed the life of Utah resident Kurt W. Cochran, family members said in a statement. Cochran was visiting London with his wife, Melissa, to celebrate their 25th wedding...
3 city eyesores heading for demolition

3 city eyesores heading for demolition

The city of Dayton wants to eliminate three vacant and severely damaged industrial properties that have irked neighbors and city officials. The city has opened bidding for the demolition of the former Hewitt Soap factory on the 300 block of Linden Ave., a property on the 700 block of Cincinnati St. and a plant at 500 block of Deeds Ave. The properties have been ravaged by fires and have been a regular...
Brides left stranded after Dayton venue cancels weddings

Brides left stranded after Dayton venue cancels weddings

Ryan Beach and his fiance Ali Womach were completely blindsided when they were told their booked venue had canceled their wedding. With just two months before their wedding date, the couple scrambled in panic to find a new wedding venue. Now, they want to know why the snafu happened in the first place. This media outlet first report in February the new event center in Dayton, The Davis-Linden building...
Sports Today: USA reigns in WBC, Reds dodge bullet, Adam Jones saga continues and basketball is back

Sports Today: USA reigns in WBC, Reds dodge bullet, Adam Jones saga continues and basketball is back

If I weren’t ready for baseball season to officially begin, I am now after watching the United States crush Puerto Rico 8-0 in the World Baseball Classic championship game.  It was enough to bring manager Jim Leyland to tears apparently.  This was the third WBC but the first I can remember getting much traction on social media.  Maybe I just follow more baseball people on Twitter...
Things to do this weekend

Things to do this weekend

DAYTON — Looking for something to do this weekend? Here are several events in the Miami Valley you could consider: Young's Dairy Homemade Ice Cream Pint Sale, 6880 Springfield-Xenia Rd, Yellow Springs: Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Cost:  $2.19 per pint. More info: youngsdairy.com/  Easter Bunny Photo Experience at Dayton Mall, 2700 Miamisburg-Centerville Rd...
Concert announcements

Concert announcements

Tickets are on sale at the individual venues and all Ticketmaster outlets, except where noted. Bogart’s 2621 Vine St., Cincinnati www.bogarts.com, 513-872-8801 Recently announced: Silversun Pickups, April 28; Testament with Sepultura, April 29; Bayside, May 6; The Revolution, May 16; Mike Snow, June 19 Upcoming: New Found Glory, April 7 Celeste Center Ohio State Expo Center 717 E. 17th Ave,...
90-year-old woman knits hats for thousands of babies

90-year-old woman knits hats for thousands of babies

A 90-year-old great-grandmother has knitted thousands of hats for babies and has no plans to stop any time soon. >> Read more trending news Over the last eight years, Barbara Lowe has knitted 2,100 hats.  “That’s a lot of hats. That’s a lot of babies,” she told WOIO. The hats that Lowe makes are sent to newborns at nearby Hillcrest Hospital in Mayfield Heights...
Trustee managing Warren County township after administrator resigns

Trustee managing Warren County township after administrator resigns

Jason Gabbard, a trustee in Clearcreek Twp., has also been serving as the township administrator for the past six weeks. Gabbard was appointed by the other two trustees, Steve Muterspaw and Ed Wade, in a special meeting on Feb. 6. RELATED: Clearcreek Township ordered to pay $200,000 to lawyers in public meetings lawsuit He replaced Jack Cameron who apparently notified the trustees of his resignation...
Family hopes new posters will lead to tips in Pike County slayings

Family hopes new posters will lead to tips in Pike County slayings

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio -- Relatives of eight people slain in southern Ohio last year are distributing posters with photos of the victims in hopes of turning up local tips about the unsolved case.  Seven adults and a teenage boy from the Rhoden family were found shot at four homes near Piketon on April 22. The Columbus Dispatch reports the state helped the victims' relatives print 1,000 posters that...
Criminal charges for overdoses in Clark County: 5 things to know

Criminal charges for overdoses in Clark County: 5 things to know

Clark County prosecutors will begin using the Good Samaritan Law to charge people criminally who overdose and don’t seek treatment screenings and referrals after they’ve been revived. Here’s five things to know about the law: 1. Background: In September 2016, Ohio Gov. John Kasich signed House Bill 110, more commonly known as Ohio’s Good Samaritan Law. The law grants immunity...
Dayton Flyers: Managers one win from Final Four

Dayton Flyers: Managers one win from Final Four

The Dayton Flyers are still alive in March Madness — at least the team’s managers are. The Manager Games were established in 2014. Team managers and graduate assistants play each other throughout the season. For example, when Dayton hosted Virginia Commonwealth on Senior Night on March 1, VCU arrived in Dayton the night before and its team managers played UD’s team managers in an...
Two Dayton-area credit unions to merge

Two Dayton-area credit unions to merge

Day Air Credit Union will merge with Triangle Credit Union in Kettering, effective April 30, the credit union announced today. Following the merger, Triangle Credit Union’s location in Kettering on Culver Avenue will be closed permanently, officials said. The location is less than a mile from the Day Air Credit Union location on Wilmington Pike. Triangle’s location in Lebanon will remain...
Health care insurance vote: What time is the vote; what does the bill do; who is voting against it?

Health care insurance vote: What time is the vote; what does the bill do; who is voting against it?

The Republican bill that is set to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act is scheduled for a vote Thursday, as President Donald Trump and leaders in the House scramble to secure enough support for the measure to pass. The American Health Care Act could be dead on arrival at the House, however, as a number of Republican lawmakers are saying they intend to vote “no” on the bill. The...
NEW TODAY: Company moving headquarters to Huber Heights

NEW TODAY: Company moving headquarters to Huber Heights

A California-based manufacturer is consolidating and moving its headquarters to Huber Heights. NDC Technologies, which develops and produces process measurement and control instruments, will consolidate its production and administration functions in Irwindale, Cal., and move its headquarters to the Dayton area. The company already has a presence in Huber Heights at 8001 Technology Blvd. A company...
Oxford doctor pleads in drug trafficking case

Oxford doctor pleads in drug trafficking case

Oxford Dr. Rick Bucher has pleaded guilty to obstruction of official business, a misdemeanor. Bucher, 60, was charged with seven counts of aggravated trafficking in drugs and two courts of trafficking in drugs for allegedly selling more than 700 Oxycodone pills and other drugs to a person who worked at his Oxford office, Ohio Family Practice on Morning Sun Road. The drug trafficking charges he faced...
Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

COMMON PLEAS COURT NEW SUITS 17-CV-0159 - The Bank of New York Mellon, as Trustee, v. Alta Michelle Wheeler, Dayton, et al., complaint in foreclosure for property located at 1344 Broadway for $38,087. 17-CV-0160 - JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., v. Marilyn L. Sigler, 2789 Selma Pike, et al., complaint in foreclosure for $107,305. 17-CV-0166 - JPMorgan Chase Bank, NA, v. Teresa Mowen, South Bloomingville...
How did the world’s youngest billionaires make their money?

How did the world’s youngest billionaires make their money?

Four of the world’s youngest billionaires turned high-tech startups into massive fortunes and earned spots on Forbes 2017 list of billionaires.  John Collison, 26, and his brother Patrick Collison, 28, co-founded Stripe, a software platform for mobile device e-commerce payments. The Irish siblings are each worth $1.1 billion. Worth $4 billion each are Evan Spiegel, 26, and Bobby Murphy...
Safe, cash stolen from Eagles Lodge in Franklin

Safe, cash stolen from Eagles Lodge in Franklin

Franklin police are searching for the person who stole valuables and cash from an Eagles Lodge safe. A black Sentry safe was taken from the Eagles Lodge on North Main Street after a break-in during the early morning hours of Monday, police said. The safe was found Wednesday near Ohio 741 and Weldon Drive in the Mason area with valuables and an unknown amount of cash missing, police said. Surveillance...
In trying to clean up player behavior, NFL just making itself look bad

In trying to clean up player behavior, NFL just making itself look bad

The latest twist in the Adam Jones saga is another reminder what a disaster the NFL’s decision to get involved in crime and punishment has been. Hamilton County prosecutor Joe Deters announced Wednesday he will not charge Jones with a felony for allegedly spitting on a jail nurse after his arrest for an incident outside a Cincinnati hotel in January. Deters previously said he would weigh what...
’House of horrors’ property raises neighbors’ concerns

’House of horrors’ property raises neighbors’ concerns

The man accused of killing a woman whose body was found at his Southside home waived his right to a speedy trial. Russell Tillis is charged with the murder of 31-year-old Joni Gunter. Police found her dismembered body on his property, known as a "house of horrors." The property has been sold, but neighbors say there are still problems there. “We got people that come by just to pick...

Ohio Senate OKs transportation budget.

By Laura Bischoff The Ohio Senate on Wednesday voted 33-0 in favor of a $7.86 billion transportation budget bill that includes $5.6 billion for highway construction and maintenance projects. This leaves the state gas tax at 28-cents per gallon — unchanged since July 2005. But fees Ohioans pay for license plates are likely to increase. The legislation allows counties to ask for local voter approval...
Toy store closing all locations, including Butler County store

Toy store closing all locations, including Butler County store

Sunday will be the last day for all Marbles: The Brain Store locations, including the one that opened in Liberty Center last May as the brain game chain’s first Ohio location. Located at 7130 Haskell St. in Liberty Center, the store offered various puzzles and board games. In addition to stocking games from other companies, Marbles: The Brain Store also carries its own branded games that the...
Dayton innovators: UD researcher measures success in aviation, energy

Dayton innovators: UD researcher measures success in aviation, energy

They work in university labs and two-car garages, in spaces set aside for entrepreneurs and home offices. Robert Kauffman is one of those Dayton-area inventors. Kauffman, a distinguished research chemist and group leader at the University of Dayton Research Institute, has literally lost count of his patents. Between U.S. and international patents, between those still in force and those he has allowed...
4 honored for making positive impact on Hamilton

4 honored for making positive impact on Hamilton

The four people being honored with this year’s Vision Award have all turned ideas into actions that have made a positive impact on the community, organizers said. Frank Downie, Liz Hayden, and Lauren and Ty Smallwood are recipients of the 2017 Vision Awards and will be honored during an event today. The Greater Hamilton Chamber of Commerce, Hamilton Rotary Club and the Lindenwald Kiwanis join...
Middletown family proud to watch Vince Edwards play in NCAA Tournament

Middletown family proud to watch Vince Edwards play in NCAA Tournament

Bill Edwards Sr. is a father first, a basketball fan second. So there is nothing he enjoys more than watching his sons play basketball and right now, his youngest son, Vince Edwards, is playing the best basketball of his life. Edwards, a 6-foot-8 junior forward from Middletown, is a major reason the Purdue Boilermakers have advanced to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament for...
Child injured after hit by car in Springfield

Child injured after hit by car in Springfield

The Springfield school district confirmed it had a male student hit by a car today. “I can confirm that he was transported to the hospital by ambulance, we have heard he is doing well, and we do have crisis team counselors at the school for any staff or students who are upset and want to talk to a counselor,” said Kim Fish, spokeswoman for Springfield City School District. Springfield...
Zika shades spring break romance

Zika shades spring break romance

Zika is perhaps the newest threat to the annual spring break right of passage that has become synonymous with heavy drinking and casual sex — one of two ways the mosquito-borne virus can be transmitted from person to person. As a result, state and federal health agencies are warning spring-breakers to pack condoms or abstain from having sex to avoid Zika, which can cause a series of birth defects...
WATCH: Water-bottle challenge is out; this trend's flipping in

WATCH: Water-bottle challenge is out; this trend's flipping in

If you thought the water-bottle flipping was annoying, wait until you see the latest trend.  It’s called the Cup Blowing Challenge. Watch and — maybe — be amazed.  The goal is to blow one plastic cup into the other one.  Everyone from students...  .. to news anchors are trying the challenge.  People are even mixing trends (watch until the end). And, for the...
More airline pilots testing positive for drug use

More airline pilots testing positive for drug use

The number of pilots testing positive for one or more drugs increased in 2015 over the prior five years, though federal officials said the overall number of airline employees testing positive is low. The newspaper’s reporting comes following the March 16 death of Spirit Airlines pilot Brian Halye, who is suspected of overdosing on fentanyl, according to the Montgomery County Coroner’s...
Which area schools have won the most state championships?

Which area schools have won the most state championships?

The Alter girls basketball team and the Graham wrestling team were among those from the Dayton area that added Ohio state championships this school year with titles in recent weeks. They’re also the most frequent title-winners in the area. Nine schools in the region have won at least 10 state championships in Ohio High School Athletic Association-sanctioned tournaments, including to OHSAA data...
Pres. Trump tweets video to gain support for health care vote

Pres. Trump tweets video to gain support for health care vote

President Donald Trump has used his traditional pipeline to the people to help gain support for his plan to abolish Obamacare. >> Read more trending news  Hours before the vote is set to begin, Trump posted a video that spells out what he says were lies given to the American people when the Affordable Care Act went into existence while not explaining what his proposed American Health...
Teacher with unique handshakes for students treats them to surprise

Teacher with unique handshakes for students treats them to surprise

A west Charlotte elementary school teacher who has gained viral fame for his unique handshakes with each student before class gave them a surprise Tuesday. >> Read more trending news Barry White Jr., a fifth grade English teacher at Ashley Park K-8 School, brought in Harlem Globetrotter star Zeus to school so that he could do the now-famous handshakes with the kids. In the video, the students...
Crews battle house fire on Banbury Road in Washington Twp. 

Crews battle house fire on Banbury Road in Washington Twp. 

The house was empty the time of the fire, according to officials. The fire was contained to the front part of the house and the roof. No injuries were reported. At this time, investigators are unsure of how much damage the fire caused. The fire is under investigation.  Firefighters are on the scene of a working house fire on Banbury Road in Washington Twp.  Crews were dispatched to the 600...
Mother says daughter received birth control implant during educational trip

Mother says daughter received birth control implant during educational trip

A Tulsa parent is speaking out after she says her daughter had a birth control implant embedded into her arm during a trip from school. >> Read more trending news  Miracle Foster says her parental rights were violated. It all started when her 16-year-old daughter attended a Youth Services of Tulsa lecture about sex education at Langston Hughes Academy. After one of the sessions, the teen...
Local benefit dinner to support Wounded Warrior Project

Local benefit dinner to support Wounded Warrior Project

A benefit dinner to support the Wounded Warrior Project will be held in Kettering on April 1, and organizers say they expect the dinner to become an annual event. The event will run from 7 p.m. to midnight April 1 at the Presidential Banquet Center, 4548 Presidential Way in Kettering. It will include a sit-down dinner, entertainment, guest speakers, and guests of honor, in addition to a silent auction...
Vandalism not only outrages but costs communities, sometimes thousands. Here are 7 recent incidents.

Vandalism not only outrages but costs communities, sometimes thousands. Here are 7 recent incidents.

Vandals struck again, this time ruining a youth baseball field right before opening day. The damage literally came out of left when someone drove a car through the outfield gate and tore up the wet field at Patterson Park in Dayton. The ballpark near Irving Avenue is used by a number of local teams and leagues, including Oakwood Junior High baseball and softball, University of Dayton baseball...
Grow operation, drugs, gun, found in Richmond mom’s home

Grow operation, drugs, gun, found in Richmond mom’s home

RICHMOND, Ind. — Five children were removed from their mother’s home after methamphetamine, a controlled substance believed to be Suboxone, a marijuana grow operation and a stolen firearm were found in her Flatley Road home. Heather Parks, 30, has been charged with four counts of neglect of a dependent; maintaining a common nuisance; theft; possession of a controlled substance; and...
ABC News, ‘GMA’ Twitter accounts hacked

ABC News, ‘GMA’ Twitter accounts hacked

The Twitter accounts of ABC News and “Good Morning America” were apparently the target of hackers Thursday morning. >> Read more trending news  Tweets filled with profanity and false news reports were posted to the ABC News account, while tweets claiming to be from “Russian hackers” who “love” President Donald Trump were appearing on “Good...
ABC News Twitter account appears to have been hacked 

ABC News Twitter account appears to have been hacked 

ABC News and Good Morning America’s Twitter accounts appear to have been hacked this morning. A series of tweets were sent by the verified accounts around 6:30 a.m. Thursday. We’re working to learn more about what happened that caused what appears to have been a hack. The accounts were still sending out vulgar tweets as of 6:45 a.m., but appeared to stop shortly before 7 a.m.
Mom speaks out after baby killed when sitter allegedly slammed him into playpen

Mom speaks out after baby killed when sitter allegedly slammed him into playpen

Police say 5-month-old Cooper Dubovik of Jacksonville, Florida, died after his baby sitter, Barbara Kendrick, admitted to throwing him into his playpen. Cooper's mother, Teal Garvin, opened up to ActionNewsJax.com. “To not be able to hold him, and to not be able to see his smile, it’s just so hard, it’s so incredibly hard," she said. On March 7, police were called out to...
7 things to know now: Trump conversations collected; health care vote; Sweet 16 play; London attack

7 things to know now: Trump conversations collected; health care vote; Sweet 16 play; London attack

Here's a roundup of news trending across the nation and world today. 1. Trump communications collected: Rep. Devin Nunes, (R-California), announced Wednesday that private conversations between President Donald Trump and his transition team may have been improperly distributed to spy agencies after they were inadvertently collected as part of an intelligence investigation of other targets. Nunes said...
Dayton Dining Classic: The Root Beer Stande is still going strong

Dayton Dining Classic: The Root Beer Stande is still going strong

Snow melting, birds chirping and flower buds sprouting are all considered signs of spring. But most Daytonians know the truly unmistakable sign of the season is when there’s life at The Root Beer Stande at 1727 Woodman Drive.  The car-hop style restaurant has been a staple of the Dayton and Kettering area since it first opened for business in 1961.  In 2003, citing health concerns...
Back in the saddle: Dude ranch vacation stands test of time

Back in the saddle: Dude ranch vacation stands test of time

We rode our line of horses along a trail winding between giant saguaro cactuses towering nearly 30 feet in the air like spiky desert signposts. Despite being in southern Arizona, we shivered in the December winds, the desert hills above us painted an incongruous white with frost. Our motley crew of the old, young and unsteady plodded along on horseback like a lost pioneer troupe. Fortunately, the...
AP fact check: Trump and his unachieved achievements

AP fact check: Trump and his unachieved achievements

President Donald Trump is taking credit for persuading TransCanada Corp. to withdraw a hefty lawsuit against the U.S. government over the previous administration's rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline. But the Canadian company says its bid for compensation for the stalled project is merely suspended, as it has been for weeks.  Trump's account, to Republican donors Tuesday night, was one of several...
After an unsure start, Williams soars at UConn

After an unsure start, Williams soars at UConn

Before she began vaulting for rebounds and blocked shots at Connecticut, Gabby Williams finished fifth in the high jump at the 2012 Olympic track and field trials. Her performance was a personal best of 6 feet 2 1/4 inches. At the time, she was 15, having just completed her sophomore year at Reed High School in Sparks, Nevada. “There was a youthful elasticity about her,” said Amy Acuff...
Housing development could double in size at Dayton VA

Housing development could double in size at Dayton VA

Lyons Place II, a 55-unit senior housing complex, could double in size if a $9.8 million proposal wins federal tax credits to finance the expansion, a project official said. The three-story 55-unit addition, called McBride Place, would be attached to the existing residential complex and open in 2019, said Wes Young, St. Mary’s Development Corp. vice president and chief real estate officer. Lyons...
Logano leads NASCAR in upheaval and upside

Logano leads NASCAR in upheaval and upside

Joey Logano has been around the NASCAR Monster Cup scene so long that it's easy to overlook the fact he's also one of the youngest drivers competing on the premier level.  Logano will race for the eighth season at Auto Club Speedway on Sunday in the Auto Club 400. He'll try to better his third-place finish of last year, the second time he's placed in the position since he started racing at the...
Below luminous ice, a bounty of mussels

Below luminous ice, a bounty of mussels

For eight months a year, the flat bay around the village of Kangiqsujuaq in far northern Quebec freezes beneath a white expanse of ice and snow, leaving ravens and foxes as rare signs of life, along with Inuit and their dogs. Throughout the winter the Inuit hunt seal and caribou, and they fish through the ice for arctic char. But in the coldest months, when the ice is thickest, some venture beneath...
Push to undo national monument designations hits obstacle: the law

Push to undo national monument designations hits obstacle: the law

Powerful Republican congressmen and governors are pressing President Donald Trump to take an unprecedented step: Reverse his predecessor's creation of several national monuments under a law that dates back to Theodore Roosevelt. No president has ever attempted such a reversal, and legal experts doubt it could succeed. "If they go down that road, it is a very, very difficult path," said John...
Still no Espanol on WhiteHouse.gov

Still no Espanol on WhiteHouse.gov

The day Donald Trump became president, the Spanish-language translation of the White House's website went down. An aide quickly said the Spanish version would return once the site was fully updated. Nearly two months later, there is still no Spanish version of WhiteHouse.gov, and Rep. Lou Correa, D-Calif., is turning to his colleagues in Congress for a fix. Correa has filed legislation to require...

With just 100 days of water left, Cape Town risks running dry

Cape Town, the crown jewel of South Africa's tourism industry, has 100 days before it runs out of water.  After two years of the least rainfall on record, the average level of the six main dams that supply the city of 3.7 million people has dropped below 30 percent, one of the lowest levels on record. The last 10 percent of the reservoir water is unusable, and the risk is mounting that taps and...
North Carolina win a loss for HB2 opponents

North Carolina win a loss for HB2 opponents

Back in Bible days they'd call what I'm fixing to say blasphemy, but here goes: It's almost a shame that the UNC Tar Heels won that game Sunday night.  No, I haven't been sniffing Coach K's socks or living in Durham too long, but think about it: Had Duke and UNC both lost NCAA Tournament games on foreign soil -- in South Carolina -- that weren't played in Greensboro, because of the HB2 boycott...

Should country singers speak up about politics? We asked them

Country singers are faced with a conundrum when it comes to President Donald Trump: As part of the most conservative-leaning musical genre, shouldn't they have something to say about the most polarizing Republican administration in history? As multiple publications recently pointed out, the answer has been a resounding "no." Nashville stars remain unusually silent about their political thoughts...
Before he was a closer candidate, Nats pitcher envisioned life among political candidates

Before he was a closer candidate, Nats pitcher envisioned life among political candidates

A decade ago, Shawn Kelley envisioned a possible career in Washington, D.C. It just didn't include firing sliders in high-leverage situations at Nationals Park in front of thousands of people. He was thinking maybe a few long tosses north, on Capitol Hill, working behind the scenes. "Doing the real politics," Kelley said. Kelley is now a 32-year-old right-handed reliever competing in spring...
In Vietnam, a doyenne of food expands to tasteful lodging

In Vietnam, a doyenne of food expands to tasteful lodging

Check In  Maison Vy, Hoi An, Vietnam  Rates   Doubles from $120.   Basics   Maison Vy, a stark-white, colonial-style hotel, is from Trinh Diem Vy, the doyenne of food in Hoi An, a charming UNESCO World Heritage town in central Vietnam. Vy (pronounced “Vee”) runs four of the most popular restaurants in the town, and Maison Vy is her first hotel venture...
Tourism may be too much of a good thing for overwhelmed New Zealand

Tourism may be too much of a good thing for overwhelmed New Zealand

When their flight home to the U.S. from Auckland was delayed last month, a group of 53 elderly American tourists was put up in a traditional Maori meeting house for the night because all the city's hotels were full.  The visitors were welcomed by an elder and given biscuits and a cup of tea before being shown to their sleeping arrangements -- mattresses on the floor of the tennis court-sized...

Airlines expect 4 percent rise in passengers this spring

DALLAS (AP) — Coming off another highly profitable year in 2016, U.S. airlines expect traffic this spring to increase 4 percent over last year, and they are adding seats to handle the crush.  The trade group Airlines for America forecast Monday that a record 145 million U.S. passengers will fly between March 1 and April 30.   The group's chief economist said traffic will rise...

US temporarily bans electronic devices on some Middle Eastern and African flights

Several Middle Eastern and African airlines say they are temporarily banning laptops and other electronic devices on U.S. flights to comply with requests from U.S. officials.  Royal Jordanian Airlines told its passengers via Twitter that it is banning electronic devices — laptops, tablets, cameras and DVD players — for in-flight use and in carry-on bags starting Tuesday on flights...
Is the United States' military big enough?

Is the United States' military big enough?

President Donald Trump has proposed a $54 billion increase in military spending, which he said would be “one of the largest increases in national defense spending in American history.” Past administrations have increased military spending, but typically to fulfill a specific mission. Jimmy Carter expanded operations in the Persian Gulf. Ronald Reagan pursued an arms race with the Soviet...
Canvassing basketball coaches about job moves as seats open up at colleges

Canvassing basketball coaches about job moves as seats open up at colleges

Just as millions of basketball fans were tuning in to the first full day of the NCAA tournament on Thursday, Indiana University announced that it had fired its coach, Tom Crean. Just like that — two chunky paragraphs released by a team that wasn’t even in the field — the annual coaching carousel had begun to whirl. Would former Hoosiers star Steve Alford, now coaching UCLA, want...
The new rock climbing spot that’s about to make this region a destination

The new rock climbing spot that’s about to make this region a destination

SPRINGFIELD – Bigger and better – Mad River Gorge & Nature Preserve will soon be a hot spot for climbers. A recent land acquisition by the Clark County Park District will be a big win for rock climbing enthusiasts in the region. “It will be Ohio’s largest natural rock-climbing area,” said Carol Kennard, executive director of the Clark County Park District. &ldquo...
This is California in the era of Trump

This is California in the era of Trump

Californians wake up every day delighted to be in California, and then they remember that they are also in the United States. The bougainvillea catches the rising sun in San Clemente, the sapphire tide heaves into Big Sur — and three time zones to the East, President Donald Trump has been up and tweeting for hours. "I don't want to look at my phone in the morning," said Cynthia Blatt...
Rays’ Kiermaier gets his payday, but isn't about to get complacent

Rays’ Kiermaier gets his payday, but isn't about to get complacent

The obstacles, biases and long odds Kevin Kiermaier overcame in rising from 31st-round draft pick to the reward of a six-year, $53.5 million deal will be forever considered a testament to hard work, determination and drive. And now the Rays center fielder extraordinaire is really ready to show you something. "I still want to leave my legacy on the game, and I'm going to prove that with this contract...
An easy grain bowl built on roasted tofu, broccoli - and a killer dressing

An easy grain bowl built on roasted tofu, broccoli - and a killer dressing

Sometimes it feels like I'm running a fast-casual restaurant out of my home kitchen, with a nightly clientele of just two. What grain would we like for the base of our bowls? What protein? What vegetable? What dressing, and what crunchy topping(s)? That's when things are working the way I've planned, and I've got all of the above - in multiple choices, sometimes! - waiting in the fridge or freezer...
Once the queen of the skies, the 747 will soon be just a flying truck

Once the queen of the skies, the 747 will soon be just a flying truck

LOS ANGELES — The wide-bodied Boeing 747 was once known as the queen of the skies, an instantly recognizable behemoth revered for its luxury and spaciousness.  As time passed, however, the original jumbo jet was outstripped by more efficient twin-engine planes.   Now the 747’s days as a passenger plane are numbered. Delta and United — the last two U.S. airlines that...
Potatoes in an herb state of mind

Potatoes in an herb state of mind

Potatoes never go out of style, and nor do herbs. So when they are combined, you get au courant yet down-to-earth balancing flavors. Potatoes never go out of style, and nor do herbs. So when they are combined, you get au courant yet down-to-earth balancing flavors. Whether the potatoes are baked, roasted, stuffed, fried, boiled and buttered, and mashed or smashed, herbs are fantastic team players...
Fresno food blogger takes vegan food to a new level

Fresno food blogger takes vegan food to a new level

It took just one documentary about animal agriculture to convince Ashley Hankins-Marchetti to become vegan. The documentary, “Cowspiracy,” raises the argument that livestock are harmful to the environment. Although there is still a lot of debate over the issue, Hankins-Marchetti’s mind was made up. No more meat for her. After watching the movie, she and her wife, Ashlee Marchetti...
Why letting go, for Trump, is no small or simple task

Why letting go, for Trump, is no small or simple task

President Donald Trump is a man seriously susceptible to snagging himself in the nettles of obsession. In the last three weeks, no compulsion has so consumed his psyche, and his Twitter account, as the deeply held and shallowly sourced rejected belief that President Barack Obama tapped his phones. So why can’t he just let go? First, aides say that Trump, who often says, “I’m, like...
Gather round, we’re making empanadas

Gather round, we’re making empanadas

Some foods are made for a crowd. To consume them, yes, but also to make them. Empanadas are one of those foods. These filled pastries are popular in South America, joining a long list of such handheld pastries that are a part of many cultures: Think pasties, calzones, turnovers, Hot Pockets — you get the picture. Empanadas likely originated in Portugal, but are believed to have been influenced...
Set the stage for spring with these 5 wines

Set the stage for spring with these 5 wines

This week's recommendations include two Bordeaux-style red wines: an elegant cabernet sauvignon from Paso Robles and an intriguing blend from one of Virginia's top producers. Then, explore a high-end sparkling wine and a juicy cava rosada from Spain, plus a tasty Portuguese rosé that fits our budget for relaxed patio sipping. Think spring! 3 Stars Spain, $45 Raventos i Blanc is trying to elevate...
Florida woman allegedly spits on deputy, bites uncle, claims she's royalty

Florida woman allegedly spits on deputy, bites uncle, claims she's royalty

A Florida woman’s mouth allegedly got her in trouble with the law three times in one day. According to the Pensacola News Journal, 23-year-old Angela Christine Millikin of Gulf Breeze is accused of biting her uncle during an altercation Tuesday. When deputies from the Santa Rosa Sheriff’s Office responded to a call of a woman leaving the scene of an attack, they reportedly arrived...
Cold morning, wind chills in the teens

Cold morning, wind chills in the teens

Quiet but cold start to the day with temperatures in the low 20s. A light breeze dropping wind chills into the teens and below.  Cold morning with wind chills in the teens Few showers overnight Warm but unsettled for first weekend of spring   TODAY: Sunshine early with scattered clouds building in throughout the day. Some showers will develop as a warm front lifts through overnight...
Babies named Romeo and Juliet born to different families at same hospital

Babies named Romeo and Juliet born to different families at same hospital

Two star-crossed babies named Romeo and Juliet are stealing hearts after arriving unexpectedly early to different families at a South Carolina hospital. Photos shared by Cassie Clayshulte, Coastal Carolina Hospital’s resident photographer, show the babies resting peacefully after their arrival. According to CBS News, Morgan and Edwin Hernandez welcomed baby Romeo on Sunday. Just 18...
Dayton traffic from the WHIO Traffic Center

Dayton traffic from the WHIO Traffic Center

Check this page for a full list of crashes, disabled vehicles, construction projects and other hazards impacting your commute. Traffic issues can be reported by calling our newsroom at 937-259-2237 or tweeting @WHIOTraffic . Sgt. Mark Bowron is updating conditions every six minutes on AM 1290 and News 95.7 FM. No incidents have been reported.  On South Main Street (Ohio 741)...
George Clooney surprises 87-year-old fan at nursing home for her birthday

George Clooney surprises 87-year-old fan at nursing home for her birthday

George Clooney went above and beyond to show one of his fans some love on her 87th birthday. Photos shared on social media show 87-year-old Pat Adams smiling broadly as Clooney bends down beside her for the photo. According to the Associated Press, Clooney showed up to the Sunrise of Sonning Retirement and Assisted Living Facility in England with a card and flowers for the elderly resident...
Robbers enter Springfield Speedway with long rifle, trash can

Robbers enter Springfield Speedway with long rifle, trash can

Springfield police are looking for two people who robbed a Speedway station on North Bechtle Avenue with a long rifle. Officers responded to the convenience store at 2040 North Bechtle Avenue just after 3 a.m. after a clerk reported a robbery.  Police said two men, one armed with a long rifle and the other carrying a trash can, entered the store and demanded money and cigarettes. The robbers...