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Records reveal hospital debate over sexual misconduct allegations

POLICE: Shots fired into occupied vehicle during argument

DAYTON — Police are looking for the person who fired at least two times into an occupied vehicle parked outside Gina's Party Store II on Germantown Street, Dayton Police Sgt. John Riegel said.  None of the three females in the vehicle was hit by the gunfire, he said, which occurred during some kind of argument that involved a large crowd. Investigators don’t know what the disagreement...


Wright State transfer visits Dayton Flyers

Wright State transfer visits Dayton Flyers

Could Wright State’s loss be the Dayton Flyers’ gain? Mark Alstork, the Raiders’ leading scorer last season, told this new organization he visited the University of Dayton on Monday night. National basketball analyst Pat Lawless was the first to report the news.  Alstork is a Thurgood Marshall graduate who spent a season at Ball State before transferring to WSU. He requested...
Leo the Lion, standing over Dayton since 1908

Leo the Lion, standing over Dayton since 1908

Leo the Lion, the bronze sculpture that keeps watch from the Dayton Art Institute, originally was the mascot for a downtown high school. The mascot, which stood guard over Steele High School at the corner of Main Street and Monument Avenue, was the brainchild of the school’s decorative arts department. According to a Dayton Daily News article published at the 1908 unveiling, it took 10 years...
Wright State may lay off up to 120 people to save $8 million

Wright State may lay off up to 120 people to save $8 million

Wright State University may lay off up to 120 people in order to regain its financial footing, a board of trustees finance committee report shows. The university is considering laying off between 80 and 120 people to save between $6 million and $8 million, according to a board of trustees finance committee report. Layoffs have long been expected but officials have not said how many people could lose...
Dayton man mauled by dog that neighbors had worried about

Dayton man mauled by dog that neighbors had worried about

The pit bull that mauled a Dayton man to death on Tuesday morning resided at a home that has been the source of a previous animal complaints and at least one dog bite. Dayton police responded to an alley near 345 Middle St. in northwest Dayton after receiving a frantic 911 call about a man yelling for help as he was being attacked by a dog. Police arrived at the scene to discover the dog still attacking...
New Dayton Flyers coaching staff hitting recruiting trail hard

New Dayton Flyers coaching staff hitting recruiting trail hard

The men’s basketball coaches offices at the Cronin Center are full again. Dayton Flyers head coach Anthony Grant and his new assistant coaches — Anthony Solomon, Darren Hertz, Ricardo Greer and James Kane — were all on campus Tuesday, planning their next recruiting trips while figuring out where to live in Dayton. A couple of players, freshmen Trey Landers and Kostas Antetokounmpo...
Dayton Flyers basketball standout Scoochie Smith starting his own business

Dayton Flyers basketball standout Scoochie Smith starting his own business

Scoochie Smith is asking Dayton Flyers basketball fans for help.  The standout point guard who recently finished his career at UD hopes to start an online clothing store, but there is a familiar problem for any startup: Money.  So Smith did what any good entrepreneur would do these days: He started a GoFundMe.  You can find the GoFundMe account here. 
Off-field incidents muddle draft process for Bengals

Off-field incidents muddle draft process for Bengals

As Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis was holding his pre-draft press conference and talking about the increased importance of vetting players, another potential first-round pick, Ohio State cornerback Gareon Conley, was named in a police report as a rape suspect. “Every day there’s something that – however it happens, ‘leaked’ or whatever word you want to...
Deadly Dayton dog attack: Coroner IDs man killed by pit bull

Deadly Dayton dog attack: Coroner IDs man killed by pit bull

Police were dispatched to Middle Street Tuesday morning on report of man yelling for help, and dogs barking Police report the dog is an adult pit bull who broke loose from a chain Officials shot and killed the dog Coroner confirms identity of 60-year-old male dog attack victim  DAYTON — The man killed after being mauled by a pit bull Tuesday morning has been identified...
9-1-1 CALL: Dog attack victim pleads ‘Jesus, help me’ before his death

9-1-1 CALL: Dog attack victim pleads ‘Jesus, help me’ before his death

DAYTON — Police responded to Middle Street Tuesday morning after a neighbor called 911 and reported they heard someone yelling for help. The caller told the 9-1-1 operator he heard a man outside yelling for help and crying for about three to five minutes.  "Near Riverview Avenue there's a man outside yelling 'Jesus help me. Help me,'" the caller said to the dispatcher. "Sounds...
INSIDE LOOK: Nearly $1M home for sale near Piqua

INSIDE LOOK: Nearly $1M home for sale near Piqua

A custom-built home on U.S. 36 near Piqua is for sale for more nearly $1 million. The custom two-story home is located at 1538 E. U.S. 36 outside Piqua in Miami County and is listed for sale by Coldwell Banker at $949,900. The house has 8,500 square feet of living space, with five bedrooms, five full baths, 3 half baths, 3 fireplaces, study, media room, hearth room, butler’s pantry, 2 kitchens...
The rustic French dessert that one-ups a pancake - and it's healthful

The rustic French dessert that one-ups a pancake - and it's healthful

Like some French-country dishes, a clafoutis (klah-foo-TEE) sounds like something fancy and complicated, but it's actually homey and easy to make. The fruit-laden dessert pancake is elegant in its simplicity - glorious, golden brown and sugar dusted. And nearly all it entails is making a basic pancake batter, pouring it into a pie dish, adding the fruit and baking it. The accompanying recipe is a...
Hamilton body shop celebrates 80 years in business

Hamilton body shop celebrates 80 years in business

In the 80 years since George Ritzi and Charlie Hogan founded Ritzi Body Shop near the corner of Main and E streets, a lot has changed. The cars are very different, and the business now is in the hands of the Ritzi family’s third and fourth generations. And certainly the feel of Main Street has changed since 1937. The business passed from George Ritzi to his son, Paul Ritzi Sr.; and then his...
How to view planet Venus 

How to view planet Venus 

DAYTON —This past month you may have noticed something bright in the sky that shows up before the sun rises.  That bright object is actually the planet Venus. If you wake up early head outside and look to the east, Venus will be shining brightly before sunrise all the way through mid-May. You will know it is a planet because it will shine bright and steady unlike twinkling like a star....
Air Care called to motorcycle crash in Ross Twp.

Air Care called to motorcycle crash in Ross Twp.

Air Care medical helicopter has been called to respond to a motorcycle crash that has traffic slowed on Ohio 126 in Ross Twp. The crash was reported between a motorcycle and a truck at 6:30 a.m. on the state route near Jennifer Drive. We’ll update this story as more information becomes available.
Fox News faces new lawsuit alleging racial discrimination, harassment

Fox News faces new lawsuit alleging racial discrimination, harassment

Legal troubles at Fox News grew worse Tuesday with 13 plaintiffs, including reporter and anchor Kelly Wright, joining a lawsuit that alleges racial discrimination and harassment at the company. The plaintiffs are all former or current employees. Their suit accuses the network of “abhorrent, intolerable, unlawful and hostile racial discrimination.” The lawsuit expands upon a previous...
Buckeye Road Trips launches Dayton wine tour

Buckeye Road Trips launches Dayton wine tour

With a slogan of “It’s Okay to Wine on Mondays,” Buckeye Road Trips has announced it will expand beyond its Dayton-area brewery tours to include a “Monday Uncorked” wine-tasting tour, starting next Monday, May 1. The tour will make stops at Deaf Monty’s Wine and Coco’s Bistro in Dayton, Buckeye Road Trips founder Tammy Zell said. RELATED: Dayton breweries...
7 things to know now: Man kills daughter on Facebook Live; ‘Bachelor’ Chris Soules arrested; sanctuary cities

7 things to know now: Man kills daughter on Facebook Live; ‘Bachelor’ Chris Soules arrested; sanctuary cities

Here's a roundup of news trending across the nation and world today. What to know now: 1. Man kills daughter on Facebook Live: A man in Thailand murdered his infant daughter, broadcasting the crime on Facebook Live Tuesday. Wuttisan Wongtalay, 20, hanged his 11-month-old daughter before killing himself. His death was not broadcast on the social media site. His body was found by police next to his...
Spring in Hamilton, and food trucks are popping up

Spring in Hamilton, and food trucks are popping up

It’s springtime in Hamilton, and food trucks are beginning to appear. That’s just what city officials hoped would happen in April of 2016 when they approved an ordinance allowing the vehicles to park and set up shop. “It’s something different,” said Gina Hudson of Hamilton as she waited for freshly made delicacies at The Dapper Doughnut. “We don’t have a lot...
WATCH: Injured gator rescued from roadside median, gets a kiss

WATCH: Injured gator rescued from roadside median, gets a kiss

Another “snapping” Florida gator was spotted on the side of the road, but this one had a reason to be upset – it was injured, authorities said.  An 8-foot-alligator was found “resting on the median” in Tamarac on Sunday. The reptile was “badly hurt and visibly bleeding,” according to WPLG.  "It appeared that maybe it was hit by a car...

Tasty menu helped bring Quality Distribution's headquarters to Tampa

I'm not sure whether to credit the mushroom ricotta stuffed paccheri pasta or wild boar lasagna at the Cena restaurant. Such tasty Italian fare, it can be argued, is at least one good reason a billion-dollar company based in a Tampa office park near Interstate 75 committed to relocate its headquarters and 250 employees to downtown Tampa's Channel District. Tampa's Quality Distribution Inc., a long...
The hot new trend in food is literal garbage

The hot new trend in food is literal garbage

Flour milled from discarded coffee fruit. Chips made from juice pulp. Vodka distilled from strawberries that nobody seems to want. At one point not so long ago, such waste-based products were novelties for the Whole Foods set. But in the past three years, there's been an explosion in the number of start-ups making products from food waste, according to a new industry census by the nonprofit coalition...
'This was real': Artifacts save Holocaust stories for future

'This was real': Artifacts save Holocaust stories for future

BOWIE, Md. (AP) — The small wicker doll chair was a modest toy, but it meant the world to Louise Lawrence-Israels. A gift for her second birthday, it was the only toy she possessed during the approximately three years she spent hiding from the Nazis in Amsterdam, just five blocks from the house where Anne Frank wrote in her diary.  The chair is one of thousands of artifacts housed in the...
5 classy imported wines - and one of them is in a $26, pink box

5 classy imported wines - and one of them is in a $26, pink box

Martine Saunier's wines are sold mostly to restaurants, but a few - including the Féraud-Brunel and the Niepoort recommended here - are available at select retail stores. Other wines this week include an easy-to-find bag-in-a-box rosé from Provence, a fine gruner veltliner from Austria and a racy albariño from Spain. GREAT VALUE 3 stars Rhone Valley, France, $20 Cotes du Rhone...
5 quotes that make us love Dave Chappelle even more

5 quotes that make us love Dave Chappelle even more

Twelve years ago, Dave Chappelle walked away from his hit Comedy Central Series and left Hollywood for a quiet life right here in Yellow Springs. Some of us who call the Dayton area home have gotten excited at a “Chappelle sighting” in the village during those years. But for most of the rest of the world, he essentially disappeared. But little by little, over the last year or so, we&rsquo...
7 reasons not to miss Dayton GeekFest

7 reasons not to miss Dayton GeekFest

This Friday, the third annual GeekFest takes over the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery. Geekfest is always a special night, a celebration of fandom and all things nerdy. We talked to Jason Heaton, Assistant Director of Astronomy for Boonshoft and GeekFest organizer about why you should attend this “growing comic con with a science bent.”   Bring your whole family to GeekFest...
Trump expected to order study of federal role in education

Trump expected to order study of federal role in education

 President Donald Trump is expected to sign an executive order today that would require Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to study how the federal government "has unlawfully overstepped state and local control," according to a White House official.   Trump has repeatedly pledged to downsize the Education Department and its role in U.S. schools and colleges. The order he plans...
A road trip along Ireland's breathtaking west coast

A road trip along Ireland's breathtaking west coast

Ireland, we decided: the west coast of Ireland. Offseason, when accommodations would be inexpensive. That's how our party of three childhood friends found ourselves tooling along the Dingle Peninsula's breathtaking Slea Head Drive on a (mostly) sunny day in February as the occasional squall came and went.  Our 10-day adventure was minimally planned; choose the dates, buy the tickets, book a place...
Wiener dog race returns to Oregon District’s Derby Day party

Wiener dog race returns to Oregon District’s Derby Day party

Time to prove the fastest hot dog in the world (or at least, in the Dayton area) licks your face on the regular.  Dachshunds are being sought for the Oregon District’s second annual Derby Day Running of the Wieners race, which is set to begin at 4 p.m. Saturday, May 6. The race, hosted by Trolley Stop at 30 E. Fifth St., is part of 5th Street Derby Day. The full...
White House scurries as 100-day mark nears

White House scurries as 100-day mark nears

The final frenzy at the White House began Monday, with a private reception for conservative news publications, a tariff on softwood lumber imports from Canada and the late-night debut of a website highlighting President Donald Trump's "First 100 Days" achievements.   It continued Tuesday in the form of an executive order designed to help farmers and ranchers, an assurance that...

Olajuwon recalls Robinson bringing out his best in 1995 series

After Game 6 of the 1995 Western Conference finals, San Antonio Spurs center David Robinson sat at the podium inside The Summit, the legendary Houston arena, and attempted to process what had just happened. Robinson and the Spurs had dominated the NBA that season, winning 62 games, most in the league, and Robinson had deservedly taken home the Most Valuable Player award. All of that had been forgotten...
Now on sale: multiresort passes for next ski season

Now on sale: multiresort passes for next ski season

Blooming trees may not be conducive to ski thoughts, but spring is a great time to plan next season on the slopes because multiresort passes go on sale at this time.  Multimountain passes give access (often unlimited) to several locations, and in recent years they have upended not just the way the ski industry sells lift tickets, but also how people approach their winter trips. Vail Resorts was...
Timeline: Records reveal hospital debate over sexual misconduct allegations

Timeline: Records reveal hospital debate over sexual misconduct allegations

For months two managers at Dayton Children’s Hospital raised concerns that top administrators may be violating the hospital’s own policies and putting children at risk by not informing police about two allegations of sexual misconduct against a local doctor. The decision not to report complaints that a doctor inappropriately touched the breasts of two teenage girls involved the hospital&rsquo...
Distracting or dirty, NHL agitators can provide spark in playoffs

Distracting or dirty, NHL agitators can provide spark in playoffs

Late in the second period of a scoreless Game 3 of his first-round playoff series at Madison Square Garden, Montreal Canadiens forward Steve Ott went to work. With New York Rangers forward Mats Zuccarello hovering around Montreal goaltender Carey Price, Ott stepped in front of Zuccarello and without warning began tousling his long locks. Zuccarello responded with a shove to Ott’s chest, but...
Try Eudora’s juicy new spring beer at a release party this Friday

Try Eudora’s juicy new spring beer at a release party this Friday

Eudora Brewing Company is hosting a bottle-release party starting at 4 p.m. this Friday, April 28 for its Blood Orange Good Day Sunshine. RELATED: 12 must-try signature beers of Dayton-area breweries The beer is an infused version of Eudora’s Good Day Sunshine, its Spring hefeweizen that was formerly known as The Hefeweizen. The brewery, located at at 4716 Wilmington Pike...
NFL draft capsules for NFC teams 

NFL draft capsules for NFC teams 

LAST SEASON: 49ers tied franchise record for losses, leading to organizational overhaul. Longtime GM Trent Baalke was fired, along with first-year coach Chip Kelly, and replaced by first-time GM John Lynch and coach Kyle Shanahan. Team struggled just about everywhere in 2016. Blaine Gabbert or Colin Kaepernick failed to provide strong quarterback play, Niners lacked any big-play receivers, defense...
The marital benefits of a canceled flight

The marital benefits of a canceled flight

My husband had been on hold with the Delta agent for about 10 minutes when he began to visibly implode. His ears went from pink to an almost bioluminescent red; the veins in his neck seemed to pulse in time with the sheets of rain beating down on the terrace. “I know there’s a nor’easter,” Jeff said, pacing the taupe carpet. “But we’re supposed to fly home...
Inside the throwing program that helped revive pitcher’s career

Inside the throwing program that helped revive pitcher’s career

Dan Straily wore street clothes and a big smile when he walked into a nondescript warehouse-turned-workout facility in an industrial park outside Seattle last week. He visited for pleasure, not business, to say hello to some of the minds who have helped make him the pitcher he is today and to show Miami Marlins coaches Juan Nieves and Ed Lucas a significant piece of his past two offseasons. This is...
Simple tapioca pearls dress up breakfast and beyond

Simple tapioca pearls dress up breakfast and beyond

Tapioca pearls taste like nothing by themselves, but when combined with cumin seeds, green chilies, grated coconut, roasted peanuts and lime juice in sabudana khichdi, they take on a new life for breakfast and beyond. The small white beads are hard in their dry form but become soft and translucent when cooked. Extracted from the tapioca or cassava root, the pearls are then shaped into globules, roasted...
Jimmy Choo on the block as owner trades luxury for coffee

Jimmy Choo on the block as owner trades luxury for coffee

Is coffee a better business than fashion? The Reimann family, the reclusive German consumer goods billionaires who control JAB Holding, seems to think so. On Monday, the luxury shoe brand Jimmy Choo, in which JAB owns a 67.6 percent stake, announced that it was putting itself up for sale. JAB acquired the brand in 2011 for 540 million pounds, or $800 million at the time, and took it public in 2014...
This new mega cruise ship will have a Ferrari-branded racetrack

This new mega cruise ship will have a Ferrari-branded racetrack

Cruise passengers looking for a real ocean drive will have to look further than South Beach.  Norwegian Cruise Line’s new Norwegian Joy, a ship the Doral, Fla.-based cruise line is building to sail in China, will be the first ever to feature a racetrack — from Ferrari, no less.   That’s in partnership with Scuderia Ferrari Watches in this case, which is joining forces...

How to avoid paying for a checked bag

Airfare is expensive enough as it is, but the added fees make things worse.  Some of the discount airlines (think: Spirit, WOW Air and Allegiant) charge for everything from seat selection to printing your boarding pass. Some airlines even charge for carry-on luggage any bigger than a purse or small backpack. But if there’s one thing airlines agree on, it’s charging for regular ol&rsquo...
US anglers seek out the infamous Bay of Pigs for  fly-fishing

US anglers seek out the infamous Bay of Pigs for fly-fishing

Crouching at the bow of a small motorboat, trying not to make a sound, I wonder if my Cuban guide, Juan Carlos, agrees that we make for a strange scene.  You see, we're very near where, more than half a century ago, a bunch of CIA-backed Cuban exiles tried - and failed spectacularly - to overthrow the Castro regime.   On this warm November morning, I'm part of a new kind of American...
NFL draft capsules for AFC teams 

NFL draft capsules for AFC teams 

LAST SEASON: Following 0-14 start under first-year coach Hue Jackson, Browns barely avoided becoming only second team to lose all 16 games. Owners Jimmy and Dee Haslam vowed to be patient with new front office and coaching staff and were mostly true to word as team underwent minimal offseason changes. Cleveland's biggest issue remains as it has been for 15 years, no long-term answer at quarterback...
All-you-can-eat crab offer returns to Basil’s after Lent success

All-you-can-eat crab offer returns to Basil’s after Lent success

After serving a ton or more of crab — literally — during its “All-You-Can-Eat” crab special on Fridays during Lent, Basil’s on Market’s downtown Dayton restaurant has decided to bring back the special offer on Wednesday nights this spring — starting tonight, April 26.  The promotion will be available from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. today and subsequent Wednesdays...
NHL projections: Capitals over Penguins, Rangers over Senators

NHL projections: Capitals over Penguins, Rangers over Senators

This year's Stanley Cup playoffs have already been heart-stopping and sleep-depriving. Eighteen of the 42 first-round playoff games went to overtime this year, a league record, with two of those 18 games requiring a second OT period to determine the winner. And two of the series were upsets by wild-card teams: the Nashville Predators swept the West's top seed, the Chicago Blackhawks, and the New York...
Mediterranean diet is healthy. But is it Mediterranean?

Mediterranean diet is healthy. But is it Mediterranean?

There is the Mediterranean Diet. And then there is the Mediterranean Diet. The Mediterranean Diet is said to be one of the most healthful in the world. It emphasizes fruit and vegetables while minimizing red meat. It features plenty of fish, along with poultry. It uses oil instead of butter, and herbs and spices instead of salt. It encourages exercise, along with long meals with family and friends...
Trump changes course on childcare benefit after criticism he would mainly help well-off families

Trump changes course on childcare benefit after criticism he would mainly help well-off families

 The White House is pursuing a new approach to providing relief for families burdened by childcare costs after receiving criticism that a campaign proposal would have done little to help working-class families while providing disproportionate benefits to well-off parents.   President Donald Trump's administration is now looking to bolster the Child and Dependent Care Credit, which allows...
The NFL draft's fastest rising QB chose football over baseball

The NFL draft's fastest rising QB chose football over baseball

At some point in the NFL draft, probably in Thursday night's first round, a team will formalize an improbable outcome and select Patrick Mahomes II. The improbability would not stem from Mahomes reaching the highest level of football. He posted astonishing statistics at Texas Tech, got all As in high school, stands a sturdy 6-foot-3 and possesses enough arm strength to hurl a football 65 yards while...
A Formula One driver in  Indy 500 is no longer blasphemy

A Formula One driver in Indy 500 is no longer blasphemy

The Formula One series was off last week, giving Fernando Alonso free time to travel to Alabama on an exploratory mission. He spent the weekend at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham getting to know his competitors and teammates for the Indianapolis 500. Alonso, a two-time F1 champion, figured to be an also-ran in next month’s Monaco Grand Prix. It was an ignominious prospect for one of Formula...
One-pot meals pack a lot of flavor in a single dish

One-pot meals pack a lot of flavor in a single dish

“Bowls!” is the title that shouted at me one morning when I got to work, where cookbooks seem to magically appear at my desk overnight. The new book by Molly Watson perfectly explains why one-pot dishes and meals have become all the rage. They’ve got everything in a meal in one place. Somehow, throwing together a mish-mash of flavorful ingredients in one bowl seems to be the ultimate...
Florida man allegedly throws fire extinguisher at disabled veteran

Florida man allegedly throws fire extinguisher at disabled veteran

A Florida man is accused of throwing a fire extinguisher at a disabled veteran. James M. Hagen, of Gainesville, reportedly got into an argument with his neighbor, a disabled veteran in a wheelchair, on Monday. The argument allegedly stemmed from Hagan’s belongings blocking his neighbor’s access to a fire extinguisher, according to the Gainesville Sun. Hagen allegedly threw the...
New Butler County emergency department designed with seniors in mind

New Butler County emergency department designed with seniors in mind

Atrium Medical Center’s new Senior Emergency Center is a concept that, if successful, could spread to the remainder of the Premier Health Partner network. A goal of the eight-bed, senior-friendly geriatric unit within Atrium’s Emergency Trauma Center is to help seniors navigate the “complex and labyrinthine” health care environment and to help the success of patients upon their...
Highs in the mid-80s today, storms tomorrow

Highs in the mid-80s today, storms tomorrow

Quiet and cool morning on Wednesday. Sunshine returns through the day.  Wednesday will likely be the warmest day of the year so far  Showers and storms early Thursday  More storms through weekend TODAY: Highs will soar into the middle 80s which is more than 15 degrees above normal. The warmest we have been this year was 82 degrees on April 20th.  A little breezy during the...
Swarms of cicadas expected soon in Southeast

Swarms of cicadas expected soon in Southeast

Southerners with a keen sense of sound and a watchful eye for insects are in for a surprise as swarms of cicadas and their overpowering hums make their way to the Southeast any day now. These insects, also called “17-year locusts,” are notorious for disappearing for several years (in this case, 17) and reappearing “at force” in intervals, according to National Geographic...
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 . Michael Purves is updating conditions every six minutes on AM 1290 and News 95.7 FM. No incidents have been reported.  On Shroyer Road north of East Dorothy...
Firefighters teach honest 5-year-old an important lesson in good karma

Firefighters teach honest 5-year-old an important lesson in good karma

A fire department is teaching a 5-year-old boy that good things happen to people who do the right thing. Earlier this year, Dave Starzec lost his wallet. He was finishing a trip to a Lowe's hardware store in Greer, S.C., when he set his alligator-skin wallet down on the bumper of his car. Inside the wallet was $2,000. “I was carrying my wallet so close to my heart, and I put it down for...
SUV hits two trees, narrowly avoids home on Shroyer Road in Dayton

SUV hits two trees, narrowly avoids home on Shroyer Road in Dayton

A woman suffered minor injuries after an SUV crashed into two trees and nearly hit a home on Shroyer Road in Dayton.  Police said the vehicle was traveling north on Shroyer Road when it hit a tree on the right side of the road, sending the vehicle across the road, and slammed into a second tree in front of a house.  The passenger, only identified as a woman, was transported to Miami Valley...
FaceApp transforms selfies via neural network

FaceApp transforms selfies via neural network

For better or for worse, a lot of us have gotten used to selfie face filters in apps such as Snapchat and Facebook Messenger that can add silly extremes to our photos and videos, such as sticking a unicorn horn on our head or turning us into superheroes. But FaceApp, an increasingly popular app that debuted in February for iOS and Android, is different; depending on the photo, it can convincingly...
10 ways to spruce up your outdoor space

10 ways to spruce up your outdoor space

With spring officially here, what better way to usher in the season then by sprucing up your outdoor environment? When it comes to home decor, remember that what is on the outside is as important as what is on the inside. As so many homeowners spend the majority of their time outdoors during warmer months, it is important to make your outdoor environment attractive, cozy and functional. Here are some...

Piqua, Miami County health inspections

From the Piqua city health department: FM Station Address: 535 South St., Piqua Date of inspection: April 11 Violations/comments: Satisfactory at time of inspection. Bobo’s Frozen Creations Address: 1300 South St., Piqua Date of inspection: April 10 Violations/comments: Satisfactory at time of inspection. Fort Piqua Plaza Fourth Floor Address: 308 N. Main St., Piqua Date of inspection: April...

When sending flowers just won’t do

Flowers. Don’t send them. My former colleague, Tim, lost his beloved Uncle Bill this week. People sent flowers. That’s what they do at times like these. Tim says don’t do it. Not because he didn’t adore his uncle. Oh, how he adored him. Still does. “He’s the man who influenced me to become a journalist,” he says, marking his own life journey with clarity....

COMMENTARY: Trump and the degradation of the presidency

Donald Trump’s failure to accomplish much or any of his agenda during his first 100 days as president shouldn’t blind us to the vast harm he has done in this comparatively short time to our system of government, especially his degradation of the presidency. From early in the republic, we have looked at the office of the president as a focal point for the nation’s values. Washington...
Make a difference: Diapers needed for Hannah’s Treasure Chest

Make a difference: Diapers needed for Hannah’s Treasure Chest

Since 2001, Hannah’s Treasure Chest has provided care packages of children’s clothing, baby equipment, toys, books, and diapers at no cost to local families in need. Today, nearly 50 local non-profits, school districts and social service agencies partner with the non-profit to request care packages for the children they serve. Once the requested items are packaged, the agencies’...
PERSONAL JOURNEY: Judge helps kids, families reclaim futures

PERSONAL JOURNEY: Judge helps kids, families reclaim futures

Most local residents remember Montgomery County Juvenile Court Judge Anthony (Tony) Capizzi for his prominent role in the effort to get a minor-league baseball team for the city of Dayton. Capizzi’s dream of the formation of the Dayton Dragons came true during his tenure on the city commission. But Capizzi, who is a graduate of the University of Dayton Law School and was in private practice...
3 hacks a professional cleaner knows (and you don’t)

3 hacks a professional cleaner knows (and you don’t)

Why is it that your home looks completely different after a professional deep-cleaning service steps in? Countertops you’ve wiped a hundred times shine brighter, shower grout you scrubbed to no avail has gone away, and your home looks like someone applied a lighter, brighter Instagram filter to it. According to cleaning experts, the difference is in the details. In an article for Real Simple...
Tapestry of gardens overlooks historic home

Tapestry of gardens overlooks historic home

MINNEAPOLIS — Whenever Mark Addicks jogged around Lake of the Isles, a Dutch Colonial on a bluff above the lake always caught his eye. “It looked like a forest up there,” he said. But Addicks “envisioned gardens and designed them in my head.” In 2009, the gambrel-roofed Colonial went on the market. Addicks and his husband, Tom Hoch, a Minneapolis mayoral candidate, jumped...
Window treatments warm up this family home

Window treatments warm up this family home

My friend Tammy readily admits she has a problem. She is a self-confessed fabric-haulic who never met a plaid, paisley or floral she didn’t fall head over heels in love with. We have a lot of fun leading her astray, giving her a quick call every time we get in a new fabric that will make her flip. So when Tammy, her husband Tyler, and their three young kids moved into their diamond-in-the-rough...
Civil servants retire to globally inspired, uber-sustainable home

Civil servants retire to globally inspired, uber-sustainable home

SEATTLE — Olivier Carduner and Pat Ramsey saw the world with the U.S. Foreign Service, living and working in Egypt; Bangladesh; Washington, D.C.; Bolivia; Senegal; Thailand; and India. Amid all that global adventure, they saw their future during a 1980 visit to Queen Anne’s Kerry Park. “It was nighttime, and we rounded a curve and saw the Space Needle,” Ramsey says. &ldquo...
Building a ramada a great family project after wild weather

Building a ramada a great family project after wild weather

Winter Tree Damage = Summer Ramada Native Americans in the hot, dry West have long built shade structures from found wood. They created small arbors of branches set upon sturdy dead wood posts. In the summer when it’s hot, they piled up fresh cut brush on top of the arbor to temporarily increase shade. Aromatic plants such as oil rich sagebrush helped to drive away mosquitoes in the shaded work...
Woman recalls breathtaking water rescue caught on video

Woman recalls breathtaking water rescue caught on video

A woman is speaking out after she was involved in a hydroplaning accident in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, that ended with her car fully underwater. Video released Friday showed good Samaritans rescuing the woman trapped upside-down inside the submerged vehicle. Now, she says she is doing well, but her car did fill up all the way with water, so she’s lucky she got out when she did. Christina Hadway...

H.S. Results for 4/25: Munchel’s clutch hit carries Tri-Village

Christian Ricker was outstanding on the mound and Camren Munchel’s RBI hit helped Tri-Village come away with a 1-0 win over Franklin Monroe in baseball action Tuesday. In the bottom of the sixth inning Camren Munchel doubled in Luke Wheeler from second base to plate the lone run. Wheeler went 2-for-2 on the night and Mason Sullenbarger was also 2-for-2. Ricker scattered six hits over seven innings...
Ohio Budget: House targets opiate addiction crisis

Ohio Budget: House targets opiate addiction crisis

Ohio House Republicans on Tuesday announced they’re pouring an extra $170.6 million into fighting the opiate addiction crisis. As Ohio leads the nation in accidental drug overdoses, state leaders are reaching for multiple fixes. The House budget plan carves out $170.6 million, including $12.2 million for prevention and education, $130 million for treatment options, $19.4 million for mental...
Bristol Palin shares her excitement about welcoming baby no. 3 any day now

Bristol Palin shares her excitement about welcoming baby no. 3 any day now

Bristol Palin says she just can’t wait to meet her third child, and she’s due any day now. The daughter of former Alaska governor and vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin took to Instagram Tuesday to share her excitement. “My world!!! I can’t believe we’ll be a family of 5 in a matter of days,” Palin wrote as the caption for a photo album featuring sweet pictures...
Greenville woman ejected, injured in Darke Co. crash

Greenville woman ejected, injured in Darke Co. crash

A Greenville woman is listed in stable condition after she was ejected from her SUV in a single-vehicle crash in Darke County Tuesday night.  Deputies said an SUV, driven by 24-year-old Tiffany Bercaw, was traveling north on Ohio 121 when she attempted to pass a farm tractor, according to a media release from the Darke County Sheriff’s Office. The vehicle traveled off the right side of...
‘Cash Me Outside’ teen to be in  court Wednesday

‘Cash Me Outside’ teen to be in court Wednesday

The former Boynton Beach resident and viral internet star Danielle Bregoli will be back in Palm Beach County on Wednesday morning for a court appearance. Bregoli, who gained notoriety during a “Dr. Phil” interview where she taunted audience members with the now famous phrase, “Cash Me Outside,” will appear in court at 8:30 Wednesday at the South County Courthouse...
Fairfield softball bounces back to run-rule Mount Notre Dame

Fairfield softball bounces back to run-rule Mount Notre Dame

On Monday, the Fairfield High School softball team suffered a heartbreaking extra-inning defeat at the hands of Greater Miami Conference rival Oak Hills. On a sun-splashed Tuesday afternoon, the Indians took out their frustrations on visiting Mount Notre Dame. Fairfield struck early and often, smashing 16 hits in a 15-2 run-rule effort over the Cougars in front of a big crowd at Fairfield Middle School...
Missing Kettering man found in Riverside

Missing Kettering man found in Riverside

A Kettering man reported missing last night has been found and is safe at home, according to Kettering dispatchers. Dispatchers said police in Riverside found Jon Arnett around 3 p.m. and Kettering officers responded to take Arnett home. Kettering police are currently searching for 51-year-old Jon Arnett who has been labeled as an endangered missing adult.  Arnett was last seen around...
Woman scares burglar away through security camera

Woman scares burglar away through security camera

A Newton County, Georgia, woman stopped a burglar in his tracks while he was inside her home, and it’s all on video. She had some choice words for him, too, and he clearly got the message. The man broke into her Covington home on April 14 around 5:30 a.m. He checked out the TV, got on the floor to look under a couch and then got an abrupt welcome. “Hello. You better get the f*** out because...
Mother-to-be loses everything in fire, firefighters come to her rescue

Mother-to-be loses everything in fire, firefighters come to her rescue

An expectant mother  was devastated when a fire destroyed her Lauderhill, Florida, apartment, along with baby shower gifts that she needed to welcome her baby girl, but, thanks to her local fire department, she has a new home and everything she needs to welcome her baby. WSVN reported that firefighters with the Lauderhill Fire Department in Florida surprised Nicola Taylor with a baby shower Wednesday...
The Temptations bass player Kerry Turman dead at 59

The Temptations bass player Kerry Turman dead at 59

Kerry Turman, a bass player for the iconic rhythm and blues group The Temptations, has died, according to a post on the group’s Facebook page. KFVS reported that Turman, 59, was pronounced dead Sunday morning after performing at the Show Me Center in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, on Saturday. The group confirmed the news Sunday in posts on Twitter and Facebook.   “The Temptations...
Spurs coach Gregg Popovich rumored to have left hefty tip at restaurant

Spurs coach Gregg Popovich rumored to have left hefty tip at restaurant

San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich left a hefty tip while in Memphis, Tennessee, last week, according to a post on the social aggregation site Reddit.  The Express News reported about the post, which originally showed an image of a receipt that indicated Popovich left a $5,000 tip on a bill for $815.73, at McEwens, a restaurant that serves American food.  According...
Vote allows canoe, kayak rental site on West Carrollton riverfront

Vote allows canoe, kayak rental site on West Carrollton riverfront

A seasonal canoe and kayak livery is expected to open this year on the Great Miami River in West Carrollton. Adventures on the Great Miami will expand its locations in Tipp City and Troy to include a leased site on Marina Drive in West Carrollton, according to a measure approved Tuesday night. RELATED: Group operates locations in Miami County The Miami County watercraft operation has agreed to renovate...
Earnhardt Jr., Miami Valley made memories together

Earnhardt Jr., Miami Valley made memories together

He’s NASCAR’s most popular driver 14 years running. But there was a time when Dale Earnhardt Jr. went unrecognized around the Miami Valley. Back in October 1996, Earnhardt Jr. was hired by then-Shady Bowl Speedway owner Charlie Stapleton to race on the Champaign County oval. Earnhardt Jr., then 22, was an up-and-coming driver getting his start in what’s now the NASCAR Xfinity Series...
You can now rent dressed up llamas to attend your wedding

You can now rent dressed up llamas to attend your wedding

If you live in the Portland, Oregon area, you now can have llamas at your wedding. As first noted in Brides.com, Mtn Peaks Therapy Llamas & Alpacas will provide llamas (or alpacas) to make a wedding or reception memorable. The non-profit organization specializes in animal-assisted therapy utilizing llamas and alpacas.  The website details what to expect: All proceeds go toward funding...
Man tossing child into frigid waters off Boston caught on camera, charged

Man tossing child into frigid waters off Boston caught on camera, charged

A 29-year-old man was arrested and accused of throwing his girlfriend’s 4-year-old into the frigid waters off Constitution Beach in East Boston on Monday, according to Massachusetts State Police. Mikel Anthony Hilerio dropped his girlfriend off at her job before taking her 4-year-old twin boys to the beach and putting them in the water, troopers said. When the troopers arrived on scene, they...
VIDEO: Promo released of ‘Dirty Dancing’ remake

VIDEO: Promo released of ‘Dirty Dancing’ remake

ABC’s remake of the iconic 1987 movie “Dirty Dancing” is coming to the small screen in May, and fans of the original are getting to see a preview. People reported that the first promo video of what’s being called a three-hour musical event was released Tuesday. The story is the same as the original film, in which Frances “Baby” Houseman -- originally played by Jennifer...
WSU’s Wenzler falls in playoff at HL golf championship

WSU’s Wenzler falls in playoff at HL golf championship

After rallying from five strokes down with four holes to play, Wright State senior golfer Ryan Wenzler fell in a one-hole playoff Tuesday in the Horizon League championships at Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla. Wenzler, the Horizon League Golfer of the Year and defending champion, began the day with a four-stroke lead after shooting 2 under par through the first 36 holes. But Cleveland State’s Anton...
Ohio launches ‘Purple Star’ to recognize military-friendly schools

Ohio launches ‘Purple Star’ to recognize military-friendly schools

The state has launched a Purple Star Award to recognize military-friendly schools in Ohio, school and military leaders say. In an announcement Tuesday at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, officials pointed to the challenges children in military families face as many transfer to multiple schools during a parent’s career in uniform and deal with fitting in to a new culture or a parent...
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