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5 reasons UD Arena is the perfect venue for a major game

The Atlantic 10 basketball title will be on the line tonight when Dayton hosts VCU at sold-out UD Arena. Here’s why the arena is a great venue to host a big game.
3 things to know about company Vice President Pence is visiting

3 things to know about company Vice President Pence is visiting

Vice President Mike Pence is set to visit Southwestern Ohio Thursday for the first time since becoming vice president. He’ll visit a Springdale company in a private event, going there to talk about health care in an 11:45 a.m. visit, according to reports. Here are three things to know about that company, Frame USA Inc., and the planned visit. A visit to the picture frame company’s web ...
Wind gusts up to 50 mph this afternoon, evening

Wind gusts up to 50 mph this afternoon, evening

Wind advisory in effect from noon to 1 a.m. Thursday for Miami Valley and Southwest Ohio Flash Flood Warning: Butler and Hamilton counties until 10 a.m.; Warren County until 11:15 a.m. Flood Warning: Butler County until 9:30 a.m. Wednesday Flash Flood Watch: Clinton and Warren counties till 11:15 a.m.; Butler, Greene, Montgomery and Preble counties until 4 p.m. Wednesday The National Weather Service...
Kroger employee to retire after 63 years

Kroger employee to retire after 63 years

After working for Kroger more than 63 years, the grocery retailer’s longest-serving associate is retiring in Ohio. Larry Arnold, who works as a dairy clerk at the Pickerington Marketplace in Muskington County, started working for the company in 1953. He accepted a job as a clerk in a Zanesville store just a week before his 16th birthday. “I will miss the people — you’ll always...
Local voters: Trump struck presidential tone in address to Congress

Local voters: Trump struck presidential tone in address to Congress

President Donald Trump came off more “presidential” and focused than he has in other appearances during his first month in office, according to local residents, both Trump supporters and Democrats, who gathered to watch his first address to Congress with the Dayton Daily News and WHIO Tuesday night. “It was better than I expected. I was glad to see that he talked more about the condition...
Local distillery shut down for 3 months says it will reopen

Local distillery shut down for 3 months says it will reopen

A Dayton-area distillery that closed its tasting room in late November is now planning to reopen, perhaps as early as July. S&G Artisan Distillery at 305 N. Walnut St. in Yellow Springs closed on Nov. 30 to deal with personal issues, Kerry Scheuner, who owns S&G Artisan Distillery with her husband Hajo Scheuner, told this news outlet in a phone interview. But plans call for reopening this summer....
Lego set to honor women of NASA, including Katherine Johnson of 'Hidden Figures'

Lego set to honor women of NASA, including Katherine Johnson of 'Hidden Figures'

Lego fans, we have liftoff. The Denmark-based toy maker announced Tuesday that it will release a fan-designed Women of NASA set featuring minifigures of mathematician Katherine Johnson – whose story was told in the Academy Award-nominated film "Hidden Figures" – and four other trailblazers. Science editor and writer Maia Weinstock submitted the set to the Lego Ideas competition...
First Democrat announces run for Ohio governor in 2018

First Democrat announces run for Ohio governor in 2018

Ohio Senate Democratic Leader Joe Schiavoni (D-Boardman) has announced a run for Governor of Ohio, according to an announcement made on Twitter. “I’m excited to announce my candidacy for Governor of the State of Ohio,” Schiavoni announced in a Tweet this morning.  “We need a new generation of leadership to move our state forward.” In 2013, Schiavoni was unanimously...
Students OK after Dayton school bus runs into live power line

Students OK after Dayton school bus runs into live power line

A Dayton school bus is back en route to school after a Dayton Power and Light crew removed a live power line that the bus struck in the area of Edison and North Paul Lawrence Dunbar Street. Students were OK and actually smiling as a Dayton firefighter went aboard to assure them everything was OK. The students stayed on the bus and waited until the electric line crew arrived and shut the power feed...
EXCLUSIVE: Charge dismissed, RTA union chief reopens bus contract

EXCLUSIVE: Charge dismissed, RTA union chief reopens bus contract

The leader of Greater Dayton RTA’s largest union informed the transit authority his union membership intends to reopen the contract that ended January’s four-day strike. ATU Local 1385 President Glenn Salyer informed transit executives of his decision Tuesday. Meanwhile, city prosecutors dismissed the criminal trespass charge he faced stemming from an August incident near the transit authority&rsquo...
Highlights of President Donald Trump’s speech to Congress

Highlights of President Donald Trump’s speech to Congress

Saying “the time for small thinking is over,” President Donald Trump outlined an ambitious agenda Tuesday in which he pressed Congress to boost defense spending, overhaul the federal tax code, and adopt sweeping revisions to the nation’s health care system. Following a turbulent and divisive first month in office, Trump delivered his first address to a joint session of Congress where...
Dayton ranks No. 3 by national development magazine

Dayton ranks No. 3 by national development magazine

Site Selection magazine is still keen on Dayton. Dayton is No. 3 for cities of its size in top development projects in the United States while Ohio ranks second among the states in a just-released Site Selection ranking. GLOBAL RELEVANCE: Business leaders say region remains relevant “Dayton has now been in the top 10 for 11 years, a great sign that our region continues to grow,” a spokeswoman...
Seven things to know about Dayton vs. VCU

Seven things to know about Dayton vs. VCU

Days before Dayton played Davidson and Virginia Commonwealth played Rhode Island last week, UD-VCU week began — at least for some fans of both teams. The trolls came out in force on Twitter with fans of the Rams and Flyers flinging insults back and forth. Meanwhile, the players who will actually determine the outcome at 8 p.m. Wednesday at UD Arena did their best to ignore the noise. &ldquo...
Restaurant news: 3 new, 10 coming soon, 1 closed

Restaurant news: 3 new, 10 coming soon, 1 closed

The coffee shop has opened its newest shop on North Main Street just south of I-70 in Englewood.  Located on the ground floor of the Biltmore Towers, Liu Gardens offers an all-you-can-eat lunch buffet during weekdays, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Bar Dumaine is the successor restaurant to Rue Dumaine in Centerville and offers a more casual dining experience. The restaurant has expanded its hours and...
Troopers comb Huber man’s bizarre pre-death Facebook posts

Troopers comb Huber man’s bizarre pre-death Facebook posts

A Huber Heights man’s Facebook page is under investigation by state troopers for mysterious posts issued about an hour before he fled his moving vehicle, hid in a drainage culvert and died. Social media accounts of Chuck Dickens Jr., 26, of Huber Heights, are subject to the Ohio State Highway Patrol’s investigation into the man’s death Sunday in Belmont County, Ohio, near West Virginia...
Lighten and brighten your wine stash with these 5 bottles

Lighten and brighten your wine stash with these 5 bottles

To get us primed for spring, try an electric rosé from Austria and a juicy Riesling from Alsace. Rounding out this week's selections are two pinot noirs, including a surprising bargain from Bulgaria and a fun Valpolicella from Italy. Three stars. Niederösterreich, Austria, $18 I don't understand why this zingy rosé of Zweigelt, with 10 percent pinot noir, isn't more widely available...
New sports grill in Liberty Twp. to open this summer

New sports grill in Liberty Twp. to open this summer

A new Shooters Sports Grill is set to open in Liberty Twp. in early this summer. Located along Ohio 747 about a mile north of Ohio 129 and in front of the Carriage Hill subdivision, the restaurant should be open by June, according to general manager Mike Helton. RELATED: Carriage Hill rezoning paves way for expansion Shooters will start hiring 50 employees approximately six to eight weeks in advance...
Man asks girlfriend to marry him after police 'arrest' her

Man asks girlfriend to marry him after police 'arrest' her

Two police officers helped a man pull off an epic proposal to his girlfriend, complete with a fake arrest. "I don't get in trouble so when the officer asked me to get out of the car, my stomach dropped," Brooklyn Schrupp, 20, told ABC News. "That was perfect for us. I know how much he loves his job and my whole family is in law enforcement so it was really sweet." Schrupp's...
Bengals will wait to make decision on Pacman’s future

Bengals will wait to make decision on Pacman’s future

Adam Jones remains a member of the Cincinnati Bengals following his Jan. 3 arrest , but director of player personnel Duke Tobin said he cannot predict whether that will continue to be the case. “I’m not going to condemn him, and I’m not going to condone what he did,” Tobin said. “Whether there was anything criminal there or not is to be determined...
Trump's election has Oprah Winfrey pondering a presidential run

Trump's election has Oprah Winfrey pondering a presidential run

Could voters be looking at Oprah Winfrey's name on the ballot in the 2020 presidential election? The media mogul implied that it might be possible in an interview with Bloomberg Television's David Rubenstein. Winfrey told Rubenstein that she had "actually never thought" of running for president until after November's election put Donald Trump in the White House. At the time Trump declared...
Premier Health Plan has new president

Premier Health Plan has new president

Renee George has been named president of Premier Health Plan, the commercial health insurance arm of Dayton-based Premier Health hospital network. In her new role, George, who joined Premier Health in 2008 and was most recently vice president of operations for Premier Health Plan, will be responsible for growing and expanding the health plan. She assumed her new responsibilities Wednesday, replacing...
Local retirees win health benefits for life in court

Local retirees win health benefits for life in court

A federal judge ruled in favor of about 500 retirees from a Greenville plant once operated by Honeywell International, ruling that the retires and eligible spouses are entitled to lifetime health care benefits. A ruling filed Tuesday shows that Judge Walter Rice ruled in favor of the defendants. The United Auto Workers is celebrating the ruling. RELATED: UAW wants to organize Fuyao Moraine plant....
Bengals not actively shopping AJ McCarron

Bengals not actively shopping AJ McCarron

Cincinnati Bengals Director of Player Personnel Duke Tobin said Wednesday at the NFL Combine the team is not actively shopping backup quarterback AJ McCarron, but that doesn’t mean he won’t listen to offers. Follow Jay Morrison on Twitter “The phones in our office work,” Tobin said. “The larger point on AJ for us is he is a very valuable piece of what we do. So it&rsquo...
How to get free coffee all month at Panera

How to get free coffee all month at Panera

No, we are not kidding -- free coffee will be available at Dayton-area Panera Bread bakery-cafes during the entire month of March. Here’s the catch: you’ve got to purchase a $10 travel mug, for a great cause. A portion of the proceeds from every travel mug sold will be donated to the University of Dayton Champions and Scholars Fund. Sales begin today, March 1, at participating Dayton...
AT&T helps grieving widow retrieve treasured voicemail from husband

AT&T helps grieving widow retrieve treasured voicemail from husband

When a Texas woman bought a new phone, she lost one of her most treasured items -- a voicemail from her late husband.The message captured the last time Debora Taylor's husband said he loved her before he died from lung cancer in 2015, according to the KPRC report.  Taylor said she listened to the voicemail every day, to help her cope with the loss of her husband. She was devastated when...
Driver suffers serious injuries at crash near Spring Valley

Driver suffers serious injuries at crash near Spring Valley

One driver involved in a two-vehicle crash at Ohio 380 and Spring Valley Paintersville Road was transported to Miami Valley Hospital with serious injuries, according to officials at the scene. It’s believed the driver who was seriously injured was driving a red pickup truck and was ejected after colliding with a van, according to officials at the scene. The other driver was taken to Greene Memorial...
Woman delivers baby in hospital parking lot with help from a quick-thinking sheriff

Woman delivers baby in hospital parking lot with help from a quick-thinking sheriff

A Florida woman is thanking a quick-thinking sheriff for helping her deliver her new baby in a parking lot right outside a Daytona Beach hospital. The baby decided it was time to make an appearance and she did. Sheriff Mike Chitwood was in the lobby at Halifax Health Hospital when someone ran into the lobby yelling, “She’s having a baby!” A soon-to-be mother was in the car, and there...

Middletown man pleads guilty to rape, child porn charges

A Middletown man has pleaded guilty to rape and multiple child pornography charges. Phillip Gregory Norman, 54, of Ottawa Street, was indicted in October on two counts of rape, two counts of gross sexual imposition involving minor and 46 charges involving child pornography. Thursday Norman pleaded guilty in Butler County Common Pleas Court to rape, gross sexual imposition, pandering sexually oriented...
20-year-old dies at Mississippi Mardi Gras parade after falling from truck onto rebar

20-year-old dies at Mississippi Mardi Gras parade after falling from truck onto rebar

A 20-year-old man died Tuesday afternoon after he fell from the back of a pickup truck and onto a piece of rebar while watching a Mardi Gras parade in Biloxi, Mississippi, according to multiple reports. The man, identified by Harrison County Coroner Gary Hargrove as Ocean Springs resident Braydon Hester, essentially impaled himself on the 5-foot-long rebar, the Sun Herald reported. According...
Hamilton’s newest park — ‘crown jewel’ of city — almost ready for opening

Hamilton’s newest park — ‘crown jewel’ of city — almost ready for opening

Marcum Park, which will serve as Hamilton’s new “living room” along the Great Miami River just north of the Courtyard by Marriott, is almost complete. Its ribbon cutting will happen May 6. “What we’re basically waiting for is the weather to break,” said Steve Timmer, executive director of the Hamilton Parks Conservancy. “We need a week of temperatures staying...
Sports Today: NFL combine, Ohio State buzzer-beater, NBA developments and local gems galore 

Sports Today: NFL combine, Ohio State buzzer-beater, NBA developments and local gems galore 

Welcome to NFL Combine week!  (The annual event actually overlaps two weeks, but this is easier shorthand, OK?) There are lots of storylines, starting today when many of the league’s coaches and personnel staffers meet with reporters to talk about the state of their teams.  This draft year already includes a lot of intrigue around the quarterbacks, who seem to be going through...
Clifton Opera House to open packed concert season

Clifton Opera House to open packed concert season

One of the area’s oldest entertainment venues will also be one its most active when the Clifton Opera House opens its 2017 season Saturday, March 4. The swing and dance music of the Hal Harris Orchestra will kick off nine months of weekend concerts featuring a variety of acts at the Opera House, located at 5 S. Clay St. in Clifton. “It’s really, really diverse,” said Opera...
Multiple Darke Co. residents face drug-trafficking charges

Multiple Darke Co. residents face drug-trafficking charges

More than a dozen people in Darke County are facing drug-trafficking charges after a six-month investigation led to indictments, according to the Darke County Sheriff’s Office. Arrest warrants have been issued for more than 15 people who face felony charges of trafficking in fentanyl, heroin, methamphetamine, cocaine and marijuana, according to the release. Ten of the cases involve trafficking...
‘Stomp’ has broad appeal

‘Stomp’ has broad appeal

You may never look at objects you have in your garage, shed or desk drawers in the same way again after watching “Stomp” perform. Shopping carts used for groceries and brooms figure into choreographed dances while trash cans and car wheel rims pound out rhythmic beats. “Stomp” is the original performing percussion show that has used every day mundane objects for a combination...
‘Once’ transforms traditional story elements

‘Once’ transforms traditional story elements

A guy, a girl, love, dreams and music are story elements as old as stories themselves. The Tony Award-winning musical “Once” has made them seem as fresh as ever. With those concepts at work, names aren’t necessary for the lead characters, known simply as “guy” and “girl” as their personalities develop among energy that makes it stand apart from many traditional...
Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

COMMON PLEAS COURT NEW SUITS 17-CV-0103 - Gaynor L. Gillam, 501 Dover Road, v. Michael T. Gillam, South Vienna; Trent J. Gillam, 4112 Helena Dr.; and State of Ohio, Department of Natural Resources, Division of Watercraft, Columbus, complaint for an order and judgment declaring transfer of property, a 2009 Moomba watercraft, be declared null and void and that plaintiff be allowed to proceed with her...
Wisconsin man sentenced to prison for sexually assaulting child in Dayton

Wisconsin man sentenced to prison for sexually assaulting child in Dayton

A Wisconsin man was found guilty of being a sexually violent predator, the Montgomery County Prosecutor’s officer announced in a press release Wednesday. Robert Maranger, 49, of Stoughton, Wisconsin, was sentenced to life in prison as a result of the guilty verdict. The crime occurred in August 2015 while Maranger and his girlfriend, and her 8‐year‐old daughter were staying at the...
Mississippi murder suspect nabbed in Kansas after multi-state crime spree

Mississippi murder suspect nabbed in Kansas after multi-state crime spree

A Mississippi murder suspect sought in a nationwide manhunt was captured early Wednesday morning in Kansas after shooting a convenience store clerk and leading law enforcement on a high-speed chase, authorities said. Alex Bridges Deaton, 28, of Brandon, Mississippi, was taken into custody just before 8 a.m. after crashing a stolen Cadillac, which then burst into flames, according to the Kansas Highway...
GM retail, total sales up in February

GM retail, total sales up in February

General Motors, which co-owns a Dayton-area engine plant, had a strong February, with total sales rising four percent, the company said Wednesday. Record sales of crossovers, large SUVs and pickups in February drove General Motors’ retail market share up more than one-half percentage point versus a year ago, the automaker said. STILL CONNECTED: Though diminished, GM’s success still impacts...
Woman indicted in connection with bomb threat at Clark County school

Woman indicted in connection with bomb threat at Clark County school

A woman accused of calling in a bomb threat to Kenton Ridge High School has been indicted. A Clark County grand jury has indicted Meridith Rowland, 37, of Appleton, Wisc., on a charge of inducing panic. RELATED: Woman charged in school bomb threat Rowland was arrested in December by police in Wisconsin during what authorities described as a 40-minute long conversation with the school’s principal...
2 years ago, Dayton wasn’t dealing with thunderstorms, but a winter storm

2 years ago, Dayton wasn’t dealing with thunderstorms, but a winter storm

Two years ago today, the Miami Valley woke up to a blanket of wet and heavy snow and freezing temperatures – a sharp contrast to our weather experience this year. A weekend storm moved in and dumped 6.5 inches of snow in Clark County, 4 inches in Greene County and 5 inches in Montgomery County. It left more than 200 without power.  A weekend storm moved in and dumped 6.5 inches of snow...
Butler County lawmaker re-introduces elder abuse bill

Butler County lawmaker re-introduces elder abuse bill

A Butler County lawmaker has renewed efforts aimed at curbing abuse of senior citizens, a measure that failed to pass last year after criticism that it added more workload without any funding support. Ohio Rep. Wes Retherford’s Elder Justice Act failed to get out of a Senate committee after seven hearings last year. The Elder Justice Act received support from the Ohio Attorney General&rsquo...
Why is use of bike sharing program surging?

Why is use of bike sharing program surging?

What a weird winter it’s been. Unseasonably warm weather this year has led to strange sights, such as people in short-sleeves and dresses cheerfully drinking on patios in the Oregon Historic District as if it was the dog days of summer. And this year, ice-skaters at RiverScape Metro Park often had to toss aside their coats and gloves to feel comfortable as they glided around the rink. And the...
How one family highlights the complex issue of immigration

How one family highlights the complex issue of immigration

When Sandra Perez hears President Donald Trump’s tough talk about deporting illegal immigrants, she thinks of the morning six years ago when immigration officers raided her West Palm Beach, Florida, home and seized her father. Hearing a commotion, Perez walked in her family’s living room and saw her younger brother bleeding from a cut near his eye. An officer had bashed him with...
Dayton band grows up with new album

Dayton band grows up with new album

Wisdom and experience may change the focus of songwriting, but it doesn’t have to change the level of passion the musician has. That’s where Dayton’s Bribing Senators find themselves now in life and on their first full-length CD, Songs For A Disappearing Class.So last year, the band --then a trio-- went into Patrick Himes’ Reel Love Recording Studios to record the...
Universal Orlando Resort teases possible new resort robot technology

Universal Orlando Resort teases possible new resort robot technology

The Universal Orlando Resort’s Twitter is always an entertaining and informative follow for Theme Park Fans, and recently they sent out an interesting tweet about a possible new technology coming to the Cabana Bay Resort.
Weather warning siren test canceled today

Weather warning siren test canceled today

West Chester Twp. has canceled its monthly weather warning siren test for today because of continued inclement weather. MORE: Wind gusts up to 40 mph this afternoon The township routinely tests the sirens at noon on the first Wednesday of each month. Officials said with continued predictions of high winds and potential storms this afternoon, the test will be canceled to avoid potential confusion and...
Retailers react to Trump’s address to Congress

Retailers react to Trump’s address to Congress

The National Retail Federation pledged to continue to work with Congress under President Donald Trump. The federation released a statement encouraging economic growth and job creation in the retail sector following Trump’s address on Tuesday night before a joint session of Congress. He laid out his agenda for the coming months. Retail matters to the economic strength of the nation because...
Browns Josh Gordon to apply for reinstatement

Browns Josh Gordon to apply for reinstatement

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon is applying for reinstatement again, according to a report from ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Schefter quoted Gordon’s business manager, Michael Johnson, in his report. “Josh is living with me and is in the best place mentally that he has been in dating back years before entering the NFL,” Johnson said. “He has taken the proper steps...
Why a comic legend was booed in downtown Dayton 

Why a comic legend was booed in downtown Dayton 

It was one those sad, cringeworthy times you’d rather be in line for the bathroom than in the audience to witness. Paul Mooney, the legendary comedian and actor who made his name writing for Richard Pryor and Red Foxx decades before guest starring on Dave Chappelle’s Chappelle Show, was booed and heckled by audience members several times during last week’s ...
Deputies: Florida Walmart employee stabbed, killed at work by ex-coworker

Deputies: Florida Walmart employee stabbed, killed at work by ex-coworker

An employee working at a Walmart Neighborhood Market in Florida was fatally stabbed Wednesday morning by a 23-year-old former coworker, the Orange County Sheriff's Office said. The stabbing was reported shortly before 9 a.m. at the store on Lee Road east of Interstate 4, Orange County Deputy Rose Silva said. The wounded man, a 25-year-old whose name was not released, was taken to Florida Hospital...
Local school district recieves grants to fund art, other initiatives

Local school district recieves grants to fund art, other initiatives

The Vandalia-Butler Foundation has been awarded nearly $7,000 in educational grants to support such innovative initiatives as a Muse Machine, artist-in-residence at an elementary school, and yoga instruction for preschoolers in the Vandalia-Butler City Schools, all primarily done through the VISIONS Endowment Fund.  This year’s awards include:  • $3,014 to Smith Middle School...
Barack, Michelle Obama sign multimillion-dollar book deal with Penguin Random House

Barack, Michelle Obama sign multimillion-dollar book deal with Penguin Random House

Former President Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama are back from vacation and ready to get to work. >> Read more trending stories   After announcing that they would be taking a break from responsibilities and social media and vacationing in the Virgin Islands with billionaire businessman Richard Branson, the former first couple resumed activity stateside.  Michelle...
National Science Foundation awards UD researcher more than $500K

National Science Foundation awards UD researcher more than $500K

A University of Dayton engineering researcher has been awarded $542,000 from the National Science Foundation. Researcher Kristen Comfort will use the money to build a cellular model that acts more like the human body and allows for better understanding of drug interactions. RELATED: UD police issue 43 underage drinking citations over last two weekends The money, a National Science Foundation CAREER...
DWTS Season 24 cast revealed

DWTS Season 24 cast revealed

Who can believe it, but ABC's dance competition  show "Dancing with the Stars" has reached season 24. The show's producers made the big announcement as to which stars will be vying for this year's mirror ball trophy. Take a look at this year's lineup and which pros they will be paired up with: Bonner Bolton was the world's premiere bull rider. Within 14 months, he went from being number...
Deputy hits cow on highway during search for cow on highway

Deputy hits cow on highway during search for cow on highway

A sheriff's deputy who was searching for a cow that was spotted on a Minnesota roadway on Monday night unexpectedly found the animal when he hit it with his patrol car. Kanabec County Sheriff's Deputy Daniel Steven Schulz, 30, was searching Minnesota Highway 23, just outside Mora, just after 10 p.m. when the cow dashed out from a ditch and into the road, according to an incident report from Minnesota...
27 pilots cited for air restriction violations during Trump Florida visits

27 pilots cited for air restriction violations during Trump Florida visits

No fewer than 27 aviators violated flight restriction zones during the first three weekends President Donald Trump was at his Palm Beach Mar-a-Lago estate, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. After skipping a week, Trump is apparently returning to Palm Beach County for a fourth weekend, with flight restrictions again posted for Friday through Sunday. Before he lands, he’ll make...
Girl tells teacher about weed her dad grows in the backyard

Girl tells teacher about weed her dad grows in the backyard

Kids say the darndest things. Dax Holt, a former producer at TMZ, recorded a conversation he had with his daughter, Skylar, about an awkward exchange he had with her teacher. “When I got to your school, your teacher said, ‘I heard you have a lot of weed at your house,'” Holt told Skylar. “Are we growing weed at our house?” “Yeah,” said Skylar. “A lot...
New downtown Dayton office tower takes step forward

New downtown Dayton office tower takes step forward

CareSource’s plans for a new six-story office tower have received the blessing of the Dayton Board of Zoning Appeals, with some conditions. CareSource intends to construct a new building on the vacant site of the former Patterson Co-op High School on the 100 block of East First Street. RELATED: New CareSource office tower strengthens core of city But the building plans required about six zoning...
Miami County left out of roofing company’s payback for over-billing

Miami County left out of roofing company’s payback for over-billing

An Ohio-based roofing company that the I-Team reported in 2014 was likely over-billing governments across the state quietly reimbursed some, but not all, of the agencies it was suspected of over-billing. Tremco, based in Beachwood, voluntarily repaid 11 state agencies a total of $214,308 last year after it was discovered the company was not giving taxpayers the same discounts they were giving private...
Beavercreek hospital recertified a Level III trauma center

Beavercreek hospital recertified a Level III trauma center

Soin Medical Center in Beavercreek has been recertified a Level III trauma center by the American College of Surgeons. Verified trauma centers meet the essential criteria that ensure trauma care capability and institutional performance as outlined by the ACS’ Committee on Trauma, according to the Kettering Health Network. Soin opened its Level III Trauma Center in October 2012. “We are...
Which Outback, Bonefish, Carrabba’s restaurants are closing?

Which Outback, Bonefish, Carrabba’s restaurants are closing?

Bonefish Grill in Katy 
Clark County Municipal Court cases

Clark County Municipal Court cases

CASES CALLED MONDAY INCLUDED: Joe K. F. Gohl, 21, of 1730 Rutland Ave., domestic violence, disrupting public service, dismissed - prosecutor request. Chelsea L. Lane, 32, of Kettering, trafficking drugs, possession of drugs, dismissed - indicted by the grand jury. Joshua M. Lickliter, 28, of 227 E. Southern Ave., OVI, guilty, 25 days jail with 15 days suspended on completion of community service,...
How well do you know Dr. Seuss?

How well do you know Dr. Seuss?

Theodore Geisel was a lifelong cartoonist. In honor of Geisel's birthday, March 2, is the National Education Association's Read Across America Day, when children across the country take part in reading events. Best known as Dr. Seuss and for his line of children’s books, Geisel inked thoughtful artwork from high school through college, while working in advertising in New York...
Lakota Schools tries something new to attract new employees

Lakota Schools tries something new to attract new employees

Southwest Ohio’s largest suburban school system is trying something new to fill open jobs for next school year. Lakota Schools will hold its first job fair March 11 at Lakota West High School. MORE: How local districts prepared for wave of teacher retirements The unusual event is the latest visible sign of the growing competitiveness between public school systems when it comes to soliciting...
Local churches offer ‘Ashes to Go’ on Ash Wednesday

Local churches offer ‘Ashes to Go’ on Ash Wednesday

Local churches in the Dayton area are offering “Ashes to Go” this Ash Wednesday for people who want to mark the beginning of the season of Lent. The following events are scheduled in the area: Courthouse Square in Dayton: From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Ginghamsburg Church will be providing “Ashes to Go.” David’s United Church of Christ in Kettering: From Noon to 1 p...
Duke’s Luke Kennard makes Naismith Trophy finalist list

Duke’s Luke Kennard makes Naismith Trophy finalist list

Duke sophomore Luke Kennard is among 10 finalists for the Naismith Trophy as the nation’s best basketball player. The Franklin High School product is leading the Blue Devils in scoring at 19.8 points per game while shooting just over 50 percent from the floor. Kennard, who has been the most consistent player for a highly talented Duke team that has endured some ups and downs since...
Hate-crime victim to defendants: 'Why you crying now?'

Hate-crime victim to defendants: 'Why you crying now?'

When Kayla Norton broke down in court on Monday, Melissa Alford felt a twinge of sympathy. Norton, the mother of three children younger than 9, was facing so much prison time that her children would be different people when their mother got out. That was not lost on Alford, who works as a children's mental health advocate. But then Alford thought of the reasons Norton was in court: the convoy...
What they are saying about Donald Trump's speech to Congress

What they are saying about Donald Trump's speech to Congress

President Donald Trump gave his first address to Congress Tuesday in a speech that called on Republicans and Democrats to put the needs of the country before politics. The speech, which lasted a little bit more than an hour, received high marks from many quarters for Trump’s delivery and his “presidential” manner. Here’s what media outlets are saying about the speech. &ldquo...
Medicaid fraud alleged at Dayton-area dental office

Medicaid fraud alleged at Dayton-area dental office

An investigation is ongoing into allegations of Medicaid fraud at Dixie Dental and Denture Center, 3609 N. Dixie Drive, according to Jill Del Greco, spokeswoman for the Ohio Attorney General’s Office. Agents with the Medicaid Fraud Investigative Unit with the Ohio AG’s office raided the business this morning. No arrests have been made and no formal charges have been filed and the investigation...
WATCH: It’s Tate late for Ohio State in win over Penn State

WATCH: It’s Tate late for Ohio State in win over Penn State

OhioState players swarmed one of their own, offering hugs and handshakes before assembling the traditional postgame line to offer the same to their opponents on Tuesday. Jae’Sean Tate saved OhioState with a late layup that lifted the Buckeyes to a 71-70 win over Penn State. Tate took a pass at mid court, spun by two Penn State defenders in the lane and kissed the ball off the...
SeaWorld releases orphaned manatee in Florida

SeaWorld releases orphaned manatee in Florida

An orphaned manatee has been returned to Florida waters more than three years after she was rescued. SeaWorld Orlando's Rescue Team returned the manatee known as Blanche to the waters off Port St. John, Florida on Tuesday. Blanche was the sixth rehabilitated manatee SeaWorld has returned to the wild this year. Blanche was believed to be only two weeks old when she was found in 2014 in the Indian River...
Bellefontaine brewery named best beer bar in Ohio

Bellefontaine brewery named best beer bar in Ohio

When it comes to finding the best beer bar in Ohio, a Bellefontaine bar has taken top honors. Brewfontaine, located at 211 S. Main St. in Bellefontaine, won best beer bar in Ohio in the annual Great American Beer Bars competition. The competition is based on public voting, with the bar receiving more than 7,000 votes. Voters were asked to choose their favorite bars based on multiple aspects, including...
Monroe OKs police request for armored vehicle

Monroe OKs police request for armored vehicle

Monroe has taken the next step to get on a waiting list for a military surplus armored vehicle. City Council on Tuesday approved a resolution to have the city manager request a surplus Mine Resistant Armor Protected Humvee armored vehicle through the Ohio Law Enforcement Support Office for Monroe police. MORE: Monroe police request for armored vehicle met with resistance...
West Chester hires new assistant fire chief

West Chester hires new assistant fire chief

The West Chester Twp. trustees welcomed the newest member of their staff Tuesday — Assistant Fire Chief Stephen Oughterson. Oughterson will be in charge of operations and will earn $88,000 a year. Oughterson is filling the position that was vacated when the trustees named Rick Prinz chief in December 2015. RELATED: West Chester picks new fire chief Oughterson hails from the city of Lebanon Fire...
High water causing issues on Butler County roads

High water causing issues on Butler County roads

The Butler County Emergency Management Agency is reporting the county fared better through the strong storms than some neighboring communities. Matt Haverkos, director of the EMA, said the county did see some hail generally of a quarter-inch size but there were some “clumps of about one inch” at the Voice of America Park in West Chester Twp. MORE: Wind gusts up to 40 mph this afternoon...
Police: Father overdoses with baby in car; mother overdoses at home with kids

Police: Father overdoses with baby in car; mother overdoses at home with kids

An Ohio mother and father were arrested Monday after they overdosed with their children nearby, police say.
Local company hailed for top employee culture

Local company hailed for top employee culture

Marxent, a Kettering-based provider of augmented reality and virtual reality products and services, was recently ranked on Entrepreneur’s Top Company Cultures list, a ranking of U.S.-based businesses “exhibiting high-performance cultures,” the company said. The Top Company Cultures list has placed Marxent at No. 8 out of 50 in the medium-sized company category, Marxent said. CUTTING-EDGE...
High winds this afternoon

High winds this afternoon

DAYTON —Severe storms tore through the Miami Valley overnight and into Wednesday morning, but we aren't completely done with the impactful weather just yet.  Winds will be picking up from the west for the afternoon and evening. Gusts could reach up to 40 mph and that can create issues on the roads.  Wind advisory has been issued for the entire Miami Valley from 12 p.m. Wednesday till...
Air park adds jobs as Amazon-related layoffs hit

Air park adds jobs as Amazon-related layoffs hit

The fallout of Amazon’s decision to build a hub at a Northern Kentucky airport is hitting hard at Wilmington Air Park in Clinton County as a company makes plans to lay off more than 300 employees. Three subsidiary companies of Air Transport Services Group will lay off 335 employee in cargo handling and flight planning jobs, according to a notice to the state. The move was expected, said Daniel...
Cancer risk: Colorectal cancer rates rising for millennials

Cancer risk: Colorectal cancer rates rising for millennials

Startling results are coming to light that more millennials are being diagnosed with colorectal cancer in recent years, and it has medical professionals worried. Most cases of colorectal cancer are still being diagnosed in people over the age of 50. But for those under the age of 50, the rate of diagnosis is increasing, The New York Times reported. The American Cancer Society said there will be approximately...
'Body farm' to open in Florida

'Body farm' to open in Florida

A grotesque farm of sorts is coming to central Florida. An outdoor forensic anthropology research center, more commonly known as a body farm, will be established in Pasco County, Florida, north of Tampa, Forbes reported. It will be called Florida Forensic Institute for Research, Security and Tactical Training, or FIRST, and will be the seventh body farm in the country. Once operational, bodies...
What to know about severe weather in the Miami Valley

What to know about severe weather in the Miami Valley

Severe weather continues to sweep through the Miami Valley and will impact the morning commute. Parts of the area are still under Tornado Watches and Flash Flood Warnings and watches. Here are some things to know about the storms as they pass through:  A downed power line came down on a school bus loaded with children in the area of Edison Street and North Paul Laurence Dunbar Street on...
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