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Teen killed in overnight shooting identified; SWAT currently surrounds suspect’s home

Dayton’s new data offers same worries about 8 schools

Dayton Public Schools leaders have changed the data they used to explain possible school closures Tuesday, saying the district’s 18 elementary schools are not as empty as they first told the school board. But even in the new data, Dayton has several significantly under-enrolled schools — eight below 50 percent occupancy, compared with 11 in the original data — and the closure review...


Wright flight anniversary honored at local commemoration event

Wright flight anniversary honored at local commemoration event

A commemoration of the Wright Brothers’ first powered flight was mixed with new and old on Friday morning atop Wright Memorial Hill, two days shy of the 114th anniversary.  About fifty people packed the presentation room at the Huffman Prairie Interpretive Center, where Col. Bradley M. McDonald, Commander, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base hosted the event.  “It...
Wright State faculty union concerned about furlough talk

Wright State faculty union concerned about furlough talk

Members of Wright State University’s faculty union turned out in droves to a board of trustees meeting Friday even though it took place 75 minutes north of Dayton at the school’s Lake Campus. The Wright State chapter of the American Association of University Professors has been locked into sometimes tense contract negotiations with the school’s administration over the last year....
County OKs funds for projects creating 120+ new jobs

County OKs funds for projects creating 120+ new jobs

Montgomery County Commission Thursday approved more than $1 million in development money for local businesses whose expansions will create more than 120 new jobs. Those projects include the formation of a new $11 million North American headquarters for MSW Plastics USA Inc. in Vandalia, which will result in 35 new jobs. Commissioners approved $320,000 in ED/GE (Economic Development/Government Equity)...
Timeline: Wright State’s controversial multi-million dollar consultant

Timeline: Wright State’s controversial multi-million dollar consultant

The Ohio Inspector General’s office this week released the findings of an investigation that called into question $1.8 million of $2.3 million Wright State University paid to Ron Wine Consulting Group. This follows years of reporting by the Dayton Daily News I-Team of Ron Wine’s work for the university. Here is a timeline taken from Dayton Daily News coverage: ...
Bengals eyeing a bounce back from another big loss

Bengals eyeing a bounce back from another big loss

The Cincinnati Bengals haven’t had many losses in Marvin Lewis’ 15 years like the 33-7 rout they suffered Sunday against the Chicago Bears. Even rarer have been back-to-back clunkers, which is what the Bengals will be trying to avoid Sunday in Minnesota. Since the Andy Dalton and A.J. Green era began in 2011, the Bengals have lost nine games by at least 15 points. Of the previous eight...
Dayton coach Anthony Grant goes way back with Georgia State’s Hunter

Dayton coach Anthony Grant goes way back with Georgia State’s Hunter

The Dayton Flyers ranked 90th in the RPI through Wednesday. Only one other team with a losing record found itself in the top 100. The Flyers (4-5) stood 85 spots higher than Archie Miller and Indiana. They ranked above all but three Atlantic 10 Conference teams: No. 24 Rhode Island; No. 76 St. Bonaventure; and No. 82 La Salle, which at 5-6 was the only team with a losing record ahead of UD. The Flyers...
Middletown father of 9 says ‘We are blessed’ as police deliver community’s donations

Middletown father of 9 says ‘We are blessed’ as police deliver community’s donations

Andre Sanders, whose wife died Wednesday night, said he was overwhelmed by the outpouring a generosity shown by the Middletown community and beyond. “I’m not from Middletown, but this makes me wish I was from Middletown,” Sanders said this aftternoon as Middletown detectives and police officers unloaded a U-Haul truck full of presents, groceries and appliances at the family&rsquo...
Kasich to GOP: ‘The party is losing the future’

Kasich to GOP: ‘The party is losing the future’

Don’t count Ohio Gov. John Kasich in the crowd of Republicans who argue that Alabama Republican Roy Moore’s Senate election defeat Tuesday is an isolated event. Kasich is warning anyone who will listen that the Republican Party is losing the support of both suburban voters and young people who will decide future elections. RELATED: Kasich, Brown react to Alabama election Appearing on CNN...
7 major changes at the Dayton airport in 2017

7 major changes at the Dayton airport in 2017

It’s been a year of changes for the Dayton International Airport — from fluctuating passenger traffic to new, discount flight destinations and a mix-up in air carriers. These were seven of the top stories the Dayton Daily News wrote about the Dayton airport this year: Despite a recent decline in passenger traffic at the Dayton International Airport, aviation director Terrence Slaybaugh...
Kettering murder case: 3 to testify about Fairmont teen’s killing

Kettering murder case: 3 to testify about Fairmont teen’s killing

Three people believed to be in the car driven by a Fairmont High School student last year when he was fatally shot are being ordered to testify against the 17-year-old facing murder charges in adult court. Subpoenas have been issued for one teenage male and two teen females who court witnesses have said were in Ronnie Bowers’ car when the 16-year-old was shot while fleeing a confrontation on...
See Dayton’s magnificent ‘Pizzatree’ and two other creative holiday trees

See Dayton’s magnificent ‘Pizzatree’ and two other creative holiday trees

Fact: Not every tree has leaves or the illusion of leaves. Some Christmas trees are made of other things.  Take the “Pizzatree” at Old Scratch Pizza, 812 S. Patterson Boulevard in Dayton, for instance. Stephanie Soller, the restaurant’s co-owner, said the eye-catching “tree” decorated in ribbon, bows and garland is made with 125 pizza boxes.  It is...
State school board pushes for more testing cuts

State school board pushes for more testing cuts

The state school board is urging Ohio lawmakers to make three more reductions in state testing for students, including two changes tied to graduation. The board voted this week to recommend eliminating the high school English 1 state exam – one of the seven end-of-course tests that currently make up a primary pathway to graduation. The English 2 exam would remain in place. If the state legislature...
JERRY’S LAST JAM: ‘He liked to talk jazz and tell stories,’ son says

JERRY’S LAST JAM: ‘He liked to talk jazz and tell stories,’ son says

Anyone who knew him would tell you that Jerry loved a jam.  Mike Gillotti says jazz artists and fans will gather for one last jazz jam in honor of his late father, Jerry Gillotti.  “There is nothing he liked more than hanging out,” Mike said of the owner of Gilly’s Jazz, the iconic club at 132 S. Jefferson St. in downtown Dayton. “He liked to talk jazz...
Crews battle fire in Dayton home; 1 injury reported

Crews battle fire in Dayton home; 1 injury reported

At least one person has been injured after a fire broke out in a Dayton home Saturday morning.  Firefighters were dispatched to the first block of South Westview Avenue around 8:50 a.m. on reports of house fire.  First units on scene said one person inside the home was injured and requested to a medic to the scene. The condition of the victim was not immediately known. Firefighters also...
Wisconsin football: A look at how 2017 recruiting class fared on field

Wisconsin football: A look at how 2017 recruiting class fared on field

Wisconsin is expected to sign most of its 2018 recruiting class during the new NCAA early signing period, which runs Dec. 20-22. And while it’s difficult to project just which prospects might earn immediate playing time, it’s a good bet that there will be on-field contributors from the class. With that in mind, let’s look back at which members of the 2017...
Iowa: How Hawkeyes landed Spencer Petras days before signing day

Iowa: How Hawkeyes landed Spencer Petras days before signing day

IOWA CITY, Iowa — When anyone came to watch Spencer Petras, they always told his coach the same two things. The first was about his size. Petras stands 6-foot-5, 225 pounds, but it’s a little deceptive. “You don’t realize how big he is until you are standing next to him or he’s standing next to somebody,” Marin Catholic (Calif.) football coach Mazi...
Nebraska-Florida volleyball: NCAA Tournament time, TV channel, watch online (December 16, 2017)

Nebraska-Florida volleyball: NCAA Tournament time, TV channel, watch online (December 16, 2017)

Nebraska women’s volleyball plays in the national championship of the 2017 NCAA Women’s Volleyball Tournament against Florida on Saturday, December 16. Find match time, TV channel and watch online information below. Nebraska beat Penn State to get to the championship round. Nebraska and Florida play at 9 p.m. ET on Saturday, Dec. 16. Time: 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT Date: Saturday...
Georgia student discovers birth brother attended same college, had same major

Georgia student discovers birth brother attended same college, had same major

The slogan for purchasing a DNA test kit on the genealogy website Ancestry.com is "Open a world of possibilities." >> Read more trending newsFor a Georgia college junior, a DNA test earlier this week opened up his family history and helped him connect to a long-lost sibling and his birth parents.Kieron Christian Graham, 20, is majoring in political science at Kennesaw State University...
Nebraska-Kansas basketball: Time, TV channel, watch online (December 16, 2017)

Nebraska-Kansas basketball: Time, TV channel, watch online (December 16, 2017)

Nebraska (7-4, 1-1 Big Ten) and No. 13 Kansas (7-2, 0-0 Big 12) basketball meet at Pinnacle Bank Arena on Saturday evening for a matchup of former Big 12 foes. Kansas will be the first Big 12 team to visit Pinnacle Bank Arena, which is fitting considering the history between the programs. The Huskers and Jayhawks were founding members of the Missouri Valley Intercollegiate...
Sadly, Iowa’s 4-team basketball classic has run its course

Sadly, Iowa’s 4-team basketball classic has run its course

IOWA CITY, Iowa — As road trips go, the Iowa men’s basketball squad will have none shorter or more relaxing this season than the two-hour bus ride from Iowa City to Des Moines this weekend. For the sixth straight season, Iowa competes in the Hy-Vee Classic, which features the state’s four Division I men’s basketball programs. Saturday, the Hawkeyes play...
Michigan State-Oakland: Time, TV channel, watch online (December 16, 2017)

Michigan State-Oakland: Time, TV channel, watch online (December 16, 2017)

No. 2  Michigan State (9-1, 2-0 Big Ten) and Oakland (6-4) men’s basketball will meet for a nonconference matchup on Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017. Find game time, TV channel and how to watch online information below. Michigan State enters on an eight-game winning streak, its last loss coming to No. 1 Duke on Nov. 14. Oakland will be the second of...
Nick Saban’s opinion of early signing period hasn’t wavered: He still hates it

Nick Saban’s opinion of early signing period hasn’t wavered: He still hates it

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Nick Saban looked a little weary Friday evening, but it wasn’t because the University of Alabama football team had just held its first postseason practice in preparation for the College Football Playoff. You think your schedule is a little chaotic now? In addition to starting to get his team ready for the rematch with the opponent it faced in the last two...
Fairfield residents want to save historic home from wrecking ball

Fairfield residents want to save historic home from wrecking ball

A group of Fairfield residents has asked the city to delay a vote on demolishing a 19th century home in hopes it will be converted into an educational facility. The Save the Cooper House committee, lead by resident Dean Bruewer, is passionate about saving the building because it was owned by Thomas Cooper, an immigrant that was one of the first inhabitants of what is now the city of Fairfield. &ldquo...
Lawsuit claims Xenia cited investor for building damaged by city

Lawsuit claims Xenia cited investor for building damaged by city

The owners of the former Fulmer’s grocery store in Xenia have filed suit against the city, claiming the demolition of the old Kmart building damaged what is now an exterior wall of the Fulmer’s building. STAY CONNECTED: Greene County News on Facebook The lawsuit was filed Dec. 6 in the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio. Blue Rock Investments LLC and Boymel Family LLC...
Stafford: Wittenberg teaching job leads to new perspective

Stafford: Wittenberg teaching job leads to new perspective

I don’t know how well I do it, which is one reason I’m not sure whether I’ll be doing it again. But I’m glad I’ve been teaching this fall: It has made me look not only at students but at everyone in a slightly different way. From mid-August until tomorrow, when I turn in grades, I’ll have been an adjunct professor of journalism at Wittenberg University, the institution...
Dayton SWAT activity connected to overnight shooting

Dayton SWAT activity connected to overnight shooting

Police confirm SWAT activity in the 1400 block of Tampa Avenue is connected to an overnight shooting on Caliph Court where an 18-year-old was shot and killed.  The story in the link above will be updated with the latest details on the shooting and SWAT activity.  We’re working to learn more about police activity reported at a home on Tampa Avenue in Dayton Saturday morning.  Multiple...
College football bowl schedule: Time, TV channel, live stream for Middle Tennessee State-Arkansas State in Camellia Bowl 2017

College football bowl schedule: Time, TV channel, live stream for Middle Tennessee State-Arkansas State in Camellia Bowl 2017

College football bowl season continues on Saturday December 16, 2017 with Middle Tennessee State and  Arkansas State in the Camellia Bowl. Below find you can find game time, television channel and live stream information for the game.  Arkansas State comes into the game with a 7-4 record but were very nearly champions of the Sun Belt. Middle Tennessee State meanwhile...
Wisconsin football recruiting: Updates on Badgers’ 2018 class

Wisconsin football recruiting: Updates on Badgers’ 2018 class

Wisconsin football recruiting is exactly where it usually is following its Big Ten title game loss to Ohio State. After unearthing gems like freshman RB Jonathan Taylor and sophomore QB Alex Hornibrook, the Badgers are doing their thing: Nabbing some beefy midwestern linemen and surrounding them with underrecruited skill players. Find the latest Wisconsin football recruiting news, plus...
New Mexico Bowl 2017: Time, TV channel, odds, live stream for Colorado State-Marshall

New Mexico Bowl 2017: Time, TV channel, odds, live stream for Colorado State-Marshall

Colorado State and Marshall meet in the 2017 New Mexico Bowl on Saturday, December 16. Below you can find time, TV and live stream information below. Both teams enter the game with a 7-5 records. Colorado State is coached by former Georgia offensive coordinator Mike Bobo. The 2017 New Mexico Bowl is set to start at 4:30 PM ET on ESPN. The game will air following the New Orleans Bowl. The...
College football bowl schedule: Time, TV channel, live stream for Troy-North Texas in New Orleans Bowl 2017

College football bowl schedule: Time, TV channel, live stream for Troy-North Texas in New Orleans Bowl 2017

College football bowl season continues on Thursday, December 29, 2017 with Troy and North Texas in the New Orleans Bowl. Below you can find time, television and live stream information for the game.  Troy comes in as the champions of the Sun Belt and a 10-2 record. North Texas played in the Conference USA Championship Game, where it lost to Florida Atlantic. The 2017...
Oregon-Boise State football: Time, TV channel, watch online, picks for 2017 Las Vegas Bowl

Oregon-Boise State football: Time, TV channel, watch online, picks for 2017 Las Vegas Bowl

Oregon and Boise State will meet in the 2017 Las Vegas Bowl on Saturday, December 16. Below you can find game, TV and online information for the game. Boise State comes in as champions of the Mountain West conference and are 10-3 on the season. Oregon meanwhile is 7-5, and will be coach by Mario Cristobal, who was promoted after Willie Taggart left...
Arkansas basketball vs. Troy: Preview, TV, how to watch (December 16, 2017)

Arkansas basketball vs. Troy: Preview, TV, how to watch (December 16, 2017)

Arkansas basketball will face Troy on Saturday night in front its fans in the central part of the state for the first and only time this season. The Hogs will host the Trojans inside the Verizon Arena in North Little Rock. As of Friday morning, online tickets inside the 18,000-seat arena were sold out for the game. The Hogs have a 4-2 record in North Little Rock games under...
College football bowl games schedule 2017-18: Dates, times, TV channels

College football bowl games schedule 2017-18: Dates, times, TV channels

College football bowl games are almost about to start for the season. Games begin Saturday, Dec. 16. Find the full schedule below, including the dates, times and TV channels. Games continue almost every day through January 1. On that day, the College Football Playoff starts with two semifinal games. The Rose Bowl will see Georgia-Oklahoma in the first semifinal at 5 p.m. ET...
LSU basketball versus Stephen F. Austin: Time, TV channel, how to stream online

LSU basketball versus Stephen F. Austin: Time, TV channel, how to stream online

LSU basketball takes on Stephen F. Austin on Saturday afternoon in the Pete Maravich Assembly Center. See below for information on how you can watch, listen to and stream this game. Coming off an exciting win over Houston, the Tigers (6-2) will look to extend their undefeated home record with a matchup versus a quality Stephen F. Austin opponent. The Lumberjacks are 9-1...
NFL mock draft 2018: Predicting top players, first round in 2018 NFL Draft (12/16/2017)

NFL mock draft 2018: Predicting top players, first round in 2018 NFL Draft (12/16/2017)

As the NFL season comes to a close, some fans are already looking for future stars for the 2018 NFL Draft. And NFL teams looking for a quarterback will have options such as Heisman Trophy winner Baker Mayfield, as the Oklahoma quarterback is shooting up NFL mock draft boards. This draft figures to be quarterback heavy, with potentially four going in the top 9. Of the...
College Football Playoff semifinals: Schedule, teams, dates

College Football Playoff semifinals: Schedule, teams, dates

The College Football Playoff semifinal matchups are all set. The season semifinal games are between No. 1 Clemson-No. 4 Alabama and No. 2 Oklahoma against No. 3 Georgia. The games will all be played on Jan. 1. The national championship game is to be played on Jan. 8 in Atlanta. Rose Bowl: Oklahoma vs. Georgia; 5:10 p.m. ET Monday, Jan. 1 Sugar Bowl...
Carrie Fisher’s dog recognized her in new ‘Star Wars’ film

Carrie Fisher’s dog recognized her in new ‘Star Wars’ film

Carrie Fisher may be dead almost a year, but her dog still remembers the actress, New Musical Express reported. Fisher, who died last Dec. 27 at age 60, starred in “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” which opened in theaters Thursday. Fisher’s dog, Gary, attended the premiere of the film on Thursday at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles. Gary watched the movie while sitting...
Roof collapses after fire breaks out in Dayton house 

Roof collapses after fire breaks out in Dayton house 

A vacant house was destroyed after a fire broke out early Saturday morning, according to Dayton firefighters.  The house in the 1900 block of Wesleyan Road was fully engulfed with smoke and flames when firefighters arrived on scene around 6:30 a.m. Saturday.  Investigators said the roof had collapsed inside the house before they arrived on scene.  The cause of the blaze is under investigation...
Iowa-Drake basketball: Time, TV channel, how to watch online

Iowa-Drake basketball: Time, TV channel, how to watch online

DES MOINES, Iowa — Iowa (5-6) and Drake (5-5) meet for the first time in two years in the opening game of the Hy-Vee Classic at Wells Fargo Arena at 1 p.m. CT Saturday. The Hawkeyes have won the last five meetings with the Bulldogs, including the previous two as part of the Hy-Vee Classic. Iowa leads the all-time series 58-10 and claimed 27 consecutive victories until...
Michigan-Detroit Mercy basketball: Time, TV channel, how to watch online (December 16, 2017)

Michigan-Detroit Mercy basketball: Time, TV channel, how to watch online (December 16, 2017)

Michigan basketball plays Detroit Mercy on Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017, at Little Caesars Arena in in downtown Detroit. Find the game time, TV channel, watch online, radio and streaming information for the game below. The Wolverines have beaten UCLA at home and Texas on the road in their last two games to improve to 9-3 heading into this game against Detroit Mercy (4-6) of...
Honda invests $220M in new Accord to make big improvements

Honda invests $220M in new Accord to make big improvements

Honda’s recent $220 million investment in its redesigned Honda Accord is a clear signal the company has big expectations for its flagship sedan, analysts said, even at a time when buyers are increasingly flocking to trucks and sport utility vehicles. About 1,400 workers from Clark and Champaign counties work for the automaker, and it employs about 14,500 Ohioans overall. Several area companies...
It’s your last chance: Vote now for Dayton.com’s Best of 2017!

It’s your last chance: Vote now for Dayton.com’s Best of 2017!

We know you love Dayton. But time is running out to tell us what you love most about the Gem City.  The Dayton.com Best of 2017 poll final voting round is inching towards a close, and here’s what you need to know to be part of the vote.  1.) You can vote on finalists in 102 categories (yes, 102!) on our online ballot. The good news: you can custom-build your...
The coolest way to serve coffee at dinner's end

The coolest way to serve coffee at dinner's end

I can put together a decent dinner party. But when it comes to the end of the meal, I have never been at ease with making a cuppa for my coffee-drinking guests, because I only do tea.  My new plan is to serve this whiz-bang-simple dessert, which offers all the coffee flavor with precious little bitterness - and a mild buzz of caffeine, if you don't opt for decaf. It is an unexpectedly light and...
In London, two solid weeks of tea for one

In London, two solid weeks of tea for one

The Duchess of Bedford was hungry. It had been hours since the lady-in-waiting to Queen Victoria had eaten breakfast at Belvoir Castle, and dinner - as always - would be served at 8. What was a famished functionary to do? She called for tea and a light repast to be served in her chambers, and the enduring English custom of afternoon tea soon became the rage.  What could be more perfect for the...
'Tis the season, and nobody loves bowl games more than this guy

'Tis the season, and nobody loves bowl games more than this guy

When you find someone who says things like "The Bahamians are starting to learn about college football, and they like it," you must find time for the conversation. Wright Waters accommodated. Some people may like college football bowl games more than Waters, but nobody advocates for the bowl concept like Waters. "They so unique and so important to the success of college football,"...
Dayton skyline changes with tower removal

Dayton skyline changes with tower removal

The Dayton skyline changed a bit this week when workers removed a large microwave tower from AT&T’s 10-story downtown building. The 65-foot steel tower stood for more than a half century in downtown above the AT&T building that opened in 1930 on Second Street near the Federal Building. The odd-looking tower constructed in 1959 has always been a part of popular drawings and photos of Dayton&rsquo...
Precious photos show Santa visiting infants at Ohio hospital

Precious photos show Santa visiting infants at Ohio hospital

Santa Claus made a special trip to an Ohio hospital to spread Christmas love to babies in the newborn intensive care unit. At Akron Children’s Hospital, 66 families received a special visit from St. Nick, who held the infants and chatted with the babies’ older siblings, WJW reported. The hospital posted some of the photographs on its Facebook page.  The touching photos were...
Warming trend starts this weekend, chance for rain Sunday

Warming trend starts this weekend, chance for rain Sunday

A gradual warming trend will start this weekend and will continue through parts of next week, according to Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Crystal Davis.  Sunshine returns Saturday Warming trend through midweek Rain expected Sunday SUNDAY: Clouds increase throughout the day ahead of rain showers that develop late in the day and continue through the evening. Expect highs only in the...
Auburn basketball-Middle Tennessee: Time, TV channel, how to watch online(12/16/17)

Auburn basketball-Middle Tennessee: Time, TV channel, how to watch online(12/16/17)

Auburn basketball has had one of its most successful season starts since 2011 and is looking to keep things moving in the right direction this weekend as it enters the toughest stretch of its non-conference schedule. The Tigers (8-1) are looking to build on their impressive resume by adding another win against recognizable program in Middle Tennessee State University. Bruce...
Watch: Coyote attacks dog in suburban Chicago yard

Watch: Coyote attacks dog in suburban Chicago yard

An Illinois couple posted a scary video that showed their dog being attacked by a coyote. It happened very quickly in the Chicago suburb of Northfield, WGN reported. Boozer, a cairn terrier, was outside when a coyote rushed in and circled it. The coyote then attacked, biting the 14-pound dog’s head and dragging it around the back yard. The couple's home surveillance camera captured the...
California swimmer hospitalized after sea lion bites him on the arm

California swimmer hospitalized after sea lion bites him on the arm

A California man was hospitalized after being bitten on the arm by a sea lion in the waters off San Francisco, The Los Angeles Times reported. The attack occurred Thursday near Aquatic Park, San Francisco police said. The man had been swimming when the sea lion approached him. The man said he felt threatened and began splashing water at the animal, Officer Matthew Reiter said during a news conference...
Archdeacon: Butler transfer set to resume her career with UD Flyers

Archdeacon: Butler transfer set to resume her career with UD Flyers

She remembers the coach just rolling his eyes. “It was an intramural basketball league for little kids — around 5 and 6 years old — and there was a rule that girls could be on the team, too,” Kesha Ward remembered. “The first day I brought Brittany to the gym and walked up to him and said, ‘Hey, this is my daughter and she wants to be on your team.’ &ldquo...
Female Democrat pulls out of House race amid sexual misconduct accusations

Female Democrat pulls out of House race amid sexual misconduct accusations

Andrea Ramsey, a Kansas Democrat running for a House seat in 2018, has dropped out of the race amid sexual misconduct accusations, according to the Kansas City Star. The retired businesswoman — who was considered one of the Democratic Party’s brightest political prospects — was hoping to challenge Republican Rep. Kevin Yoder of Kansas’ 3rd District in the 2018 midterm...
Ex-wife of NBA star Lorenzen Wright arrested in connection to his murder

Ex-wife of NBA star Lorenzen Wright arrested in connection to his murder

The ex-wife of former NBA player Lorenzen Wright was arrested and jailed in California on Friday night.  Sherra Wright-Robinson was arrested in her Riverside, California, home Friday. Jail records show she was booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center in Riverside at 9:28 p.m. PT. No charges are listed. Deborah Marion, Wright's mother, said authorities told her Wright-Robinson will...
Grandmother, granddaughter graduate together from college

Grandmother, granddaughter graduate together from college

For the first time in its 150-year history, Chicago State University awarded diplomas to a grandmother and granddaughter during the same ceremony, WLS reported. Belinda Berry, 62, and Karea Berry, 25, both walked across the stage at the Jones Convocation Center on Thursday to accept their diplomas.  Grandma graduated at the top of her class with a 3.8 grade-point average in business. Her...
Teen killed in overnight shooting identified; SWAT currently surrounds suspect’s home

Teen killed in overnight shooting identified; SWAT currently surrounds suspect’s home

The Montgomery County Coroner’s Office has identified the woman killed in an overnight shooting on Caliph Court as Dontiaunna Brown, 18, of Dayton.  Brown’s cause of death has not been officially ruled and an autopsy is scheduled for later today.  Dayton police and SWAT continue to surround a home in the 1400 block of Tampa Avenue where investigators said a suspect is...
Report: Toronto billionaire, wife found dead at their home

Report: Toronto billionaire, wife found dead at their home

Toronto billionaire and philanthropist Barry Sherman and his wife were found dead in their mansion Friday afternoon, CTV reported Saturday. The Toronto Police Service is investigating the deaths as "suspicious." During a news conference Friday, Constable David Hopkinson would not identify the two bodies. Hopkinson said police, fire units and ambulance responded to a "medical complaint"...
Taco Bell to add self-serve ordering kiosks

Taco Bell to add self-serve ordering kiosks

Taco Bell is ready to give its customers more access in 2018. The fast-food chain will be increasing its digital presence and will add self-serve ordering kiosks, The Orange County Register reported. Taco Bell, which operates more than 6,700 restaurants, said it has reached an agreement with its franchisees to fund new services that provide customers and employees with “frictionless digital...
Olympian Ryan Lochte grateful for fresh start

Olympian Ryan Lochte grateful for fresh start

Ryan Lochte’s son and fiancee are clearly the lights of his life, and a new photo of his bouncing baby boy is proving that. Lochte, 33, regularly gushes about his 6-month-old son Caiden Zane and his fiancee Kayla Rae Reid on his Instagram page. The highly decorated Olympic swimmer said he’s grateful for a fresh start after landing in hot water for his drunken behavior at the Rio Olympics...
Brick 2-story sits on half-acre site

Brick 2-story sits on half-acre site

FEATURE HOME 9069 NATIONAL ROAD, CLAY TWP. Enclosed breezeway adds versatility to plan Contributing Writer With its brick exterior and updated vinyl windows, this two-story home in Clay Twp. is nearly maintenance-free. A two-car garage is attached by an enclosed breezeway, which allows for additional living space flexibility. The house sits on nearly a half-acre lot. Listed for $165,000 by Better...
Custom ranch has finished lower level

Custom ranch has finished lower level

FEATURE HOME 1467 ABBEY PARK PLACE, BEAVERCREEK TWP. Home can include 3 to 4 bedrooms Contributing Writer The custom-built ranch located in Liberty Hill of the Stonehill Village subdivision of Beavercreek Twp. offers an open split floor plan plus a finished lower area. Listed for $470,000 by Coldwell Banker Heritage Realtors, the brick-and-cedar home at 1467 Abbey Park Place, built in 2015, has about...
PERSPECTIVE: Looking back at the ‘more imaginative’ Wright brother

PERSPECTIVE: Looking back at the ‘more imaginative’ Wright brother

Recalling Dayton’s famous sons In 1911 – by then world famous — Wilbur Wright was asked the secret to success. Simple, he replied: “Choose good parents, and be born in Ohio.” Wilbur’s answer was more than local pride. It was a fair statement of the unusual role Ohio in general and Dayton in particular had played in this nation’s development. When, at the end...
Shopping for health care online? The odds are stacked against you

Shopping for health care online? The odds are stacked against you

The internet is great place to shop for plane tickets, laundry detergent, artisan jewelry and pretty much anything else you might ever want to buy. But a new report says there’s one big exception — health care. If you expect the World Wide Web to help you figure out how much you’ll need to pay to get your hip replaced, a painful joint isn’t your only problem. And if you think...
How to decide when home remedies are better than antibiotics

How to decide when home remedies are better than antibiotics

For parents, it can be hard to tell whether your child’s illness requires antibiotics or if there are other ways to effectively treat his or her symptoms. To prevent overuse of these drugs, it’s important to know when home remedies can be used instead of antibiotics. “If your child has an ear infection, consider using over-the-counter pain relievers in place of antibiotics,&rdquo...
Working and playing with plants helps cope with illness, disabilities

Working and playing with plants helps cope with illness, disabilities

ST. LOUIS — Half-reclined and wrapped in a shawl, Lauren Underhill spins a sprig of red-blossomed pineapple sage with her left thumb and index finger. Under the shawl, a catheter tube connects to a vein infusing her bloodstream with a cocktail of anti-cancer drugs. Underhill, who has stage 4 colon cancer, spends up to five hours at the Siteman Cancer Center south of St. Louis during such appointments...
Second Thoughts: Bowl outlook: Dantonio stuffs Leach, Bosa sacks horse

Second Thoughts: Bowl outlook: Dantonio stuffs Leach, Bosa sacks horse

The college football bowl season kicked off Saturday with six games — the most on any day this postseason. I am determined to break my three-year losing streak in the family bowl confidence pool. Let’s go UCF! Here are some predictions: • Lane Kiffin’s Florida Atlantic squad will hang 50 points on Akron in the Boca Raton Bowl then head to the beach for a celebration that will...
Top 10 things to do in Cincinnati the week of Dec. 17

Top 10 things to do in Cincinnati the week of Dec. 17

Here are some of the best events happening in the Cincinnati area the week of Dec. 17: “A Christmas Carol” The Cinematic Plays Theater Company, a regional theater company with ties to Hamilton, performs a style of theater that often combines live performance with projected video footage. Their version of the Dickens classic will take the form of a 1940s-style radio drama. See it at the...
Bowling: Jingle Bell Bowl a special gift for the community

Bowling: Jingle Bell Bowl a special gift for the community

Sometimes the jolly old elf is met with a silent wide-eyed stare, other times it’s a shy smile. There are big bear hugs and, occasionally, a tear or two. But when the colorful wrapping paper is a crumpled wad and a new toy is in hand, ear-to-ear grins are inevitable. It’s those moments that make Jingle Bell Bowl so special. Jingle Bell Bowl was established two decades ago as a community...
Expanded plan allows for one-floor living space

Expanded plan allows for one-floor living space

FEATURE HOME 2512 SHRINE ROAD, SPRINGFIELD Lower level offers rec room, workshop, garden room Contributing Writer An addition to the original design of this bi-level home allows for all the main social areas and bedrooms to be located on one level, allowing for a variety of uses for the lower level. Listed for $239,900 by Home Experts Realty, the vinyl-sided home at 2512 Shrine Road has about 3,000...
Original style & recent renovations

Original style & recent renovations

COVER HOUSE 4275 TRAILS END DRIVE, KETTERING Ranch with finished lower level sits on 1.8-acre lot Contributing writer A pleasing combination of original and new features creates a warm welcome in the Kettering ranch home at 4275 Trails End Drive. Built in 1948, the original home benefits from two major additions in intervening years that bring its total living space to about 6,000 square feet. Current...
Apple wants to know your heart rate, for science

Apple wants to know your heart rate, for science

Apple’s trying out something entirely new: a medical study. Apple Watch users are now able to enroll in a new study Apple is conducting with Stanford University School of Medicine, which uses the device’s heart-rate monitor to check for an irregular heart rate. While others have used Apple’s software and devices in medical studies, this is the first time that it’s actually...
Keep your holidays happy by letting go of food guilt

Keep your holidays happy by letting go of food guilt

Every year around holiday time, there’s an influx of articles about how to stick to your healthy eating goals and resist temptation. You may read about how to say no to second helpings, stop gobbling up fat-laden appetizers or alternate alcoholic drinks with sparkling water to combat calories. That advice is practical, but it focuses too much on what not to do. It could end up making you feel...

Opinion: Chance to drill off Florida’s coast has some salivating

Donald Trump’s feverish war on the American wilderness compels us to celebrate an unexpected voice of conscience, rare as it might be. Last week, Rep. Carlos Curbelo of Miami and 11 other House Republicans co-signed a letter asking Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to remove from the tax-reform bill a provision that will allow oil-drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. To no one&rsquo...

Opinion: Whirlpool has Washington in a spin cycle

WASHINGTON — A household appliance will be the next steppingstone on America’s path to restored greatness. The government is poised to punish many Americans, in the name of protecting a few of them, because, in the government’s opinion, too many of them are choosing to buy foreign-made washing machines for no better reason than that the buyers think they are better. If you are wondering...
Bengals High 5: Five questions with defensive back Tony McCrae

Bengals High 5: Five questions with defensive back Tony McCrae

The Cincinnati Bengals signed cornerback Tony McRae off the practice squad Saturday, then gave him his first career snaps on defense Sunday in a loss to the Chicago Bears. For the 24-year-old from North Carolina A&T, it’s been a long, winding road to get onto the field. »RELATED: Predicting Bengals-Vikings, all Week 15 games McRae originally signed with the Bengals last year as an undrafted...
Boys Basketball: Knott, Kinzer lead unbeaten Franklin past Bellbrook

Boys Basketball: Knott, Kinzer lead unbeaten Franklin past Bellbrook

Franklin uses its stifling defense to defeat Bellbrook, 62-55, Friday night in an early-season Southwestern Buckeye League showdown. The Wildcats led from the start, which the largest lead ballooned to 13 in the third quarter. Bellbrook fought its way back into the game and the Golden Eagles cut the deficit to just four points with just over four minutes left in the game. »RELATED: Weekly boys...
Community offers support as 94-year-old Florida woman arrested during eviction celebrates birthday

Community offers support as 94-year-old Florida woman arrested during eviction celebrates birthday

After spending two nights in jail in Lake County, Florida, on a trespassing charge filed when she refused to leave her apartment during an eviction, Juanita Fitzgerald was glad to spend her 94th birthday somewhere else. Fitzgerald was placed in a Eustis patrol car Tuesday after repeatedly refusing to leave the lobby of Franklin House. At one point, she reportedly told officers that if they wanted...
Friday Basketball: Northmont beats Miamisburg; Trotwood wins big

Friday Basketball: Northmont beats Miamisburg; Trotwood wins big

Northmont rallied in the second half and pulled away in overtime for a 63-58 win against Miamisburg in boys basketball on Friday.  Dawson Walker led the way with 15 points, Danny Lewis tacked on 14 and Ryan Foy 12 for Northmont.  Duncan Hall had 17 points for Miamisburg.    Trotwood 100, Xenia 57: Amari Davis poured in 42 points, Myles Belyeu added 23 and Justin Stephens 11 to...

HS Scores 12/17: Trotwood scores 100, Butler moves to 5-0

Boys Basketball Friday’s Results Boys Basketball Belmont 62, Meadowdale 39: Harewood (B) 18; Leonard (M) 19. Bethel 66, Franklin Monroe 58 Butler 68, Troy 42: Justice (B) 17. Carlisle 57, Madison 49: Flor (C) 19; Whisman (M) 14. Carroll 48, Badin 41: Ramsey (C) 15. Catholic Central 80, Cedarville 55 Cincinnati Christian 61, New Miami 55 Dayton Christian 44, Troy Christian 36: Welker (DC) 16...
Mount Union caps perfect season with 13th national title

Mount Union caps perfect season with 13th national title

D’Angelo Fulford hit Justin Hill for a 42-yard touchdown pass early in the fourth quarter and Mount Union won its 13th Division III football national championship with a 12-0 victory over defending champion Mary Hardin-Baylor on Friday night. The Purple Raiders (15-0) limited Mary Hardin-Baylor to 144 yards. Mount Union led just 3-0 until Fulford found Hill just behind defensive backs Reginald...
Boys Basketball: Hoofkin, Warriors continue early-season surge

Boys Basketball: Hoofkin, Warriors continue early-season surge

Every day. The same sour taste. “All summer I’d wake up and remember that I only scored 13 points last year,” Harrison Hookfin said. “That was the number I focused on. That drove me.” Relegated to an average of 3.6 minutes per game as a 6-foot-1 junior, Hookfin averaged 0.9 points and 0.8 rebounds last season for a Lebanon team that finished seven games below .500. He...
Billionaire’s son sues ex-fiancée to get $250,000 engagement ring back

Billionaire’s son sues ex-fiancée to get $250,000 engagement ring back

Billionaire Bill Koch’s son Wyatt is no longer engaged, and he wants the quarter-million dollar ring back from his ex-fiancee. >> Read more trending news  Lawyers filed a civil lawsuit on Wyatt Koch’s behalf Tuesday to attempt to force Ivie Gabrielle Slocumb to return the expensive piece of jewelry. “The ring is wrongfully detained by (Slocumb),” the lawsuit...
OVI check: Passenger zooms off in car, crashes as driver takes sobriety tests

OVI check: Passenger zooms off in car, crashes as driver takes sobriety tests

A passenger in a car detained at an OVI checkpoint Friday night hopped in the driver’s seat, took off and crashed into a pole while the driver was taking a sobriety test. The driver was held for testing around 10 p.m. at a Montgomery County OVI Task Force check in the area of Salem and Hillcrest avenues in Dayton. That’s when one of his two passengers got in the driver’s seat and...
Crews battling house fire in Union City, Darke County

Crews battling house fire in Union City, Darke County

Several crews are on scene of a house fire in the 400 block of Union City-Elroy Road, in Union City, Ohio. The incident in Darke County was dispatched about 9:12 p.m. and we're hearing that more firefighting equipment is being called to the scene.  The initial dispatch reported smoke coming through the front door at 478 Union City-Elroy Road. We're now hearing that the first floor is fully involved...
Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort released from house arrest on $10 million bail

Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort released from house arrest on $10 million bail

President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort is one step closer to being released from house arrest in Virginia and waiting out his trial at his home in Palm Beach Gardens. >> Read more trending news  In an order signed Friday, U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson said she was satisfied that the $10 million in property Manafort agreed to forfeit would be available...
Rollover crash kills 18-year-old in Warren County

Rollover crash kills 18-year-old in Warren County

An 18-year-old from Goshen was killed Friday afternoon in a rollover crash in eastern Warren County. Shelby L. Fein was driving a silver 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt east on U.S. 22 just before 4 p.m. in Washington Twp. when she drove off the right side of the roadway. The car struck a tree line and overturned. Fein was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol’s Lebanon...
LOOK: Vanderbilt lights up Dudley Field for the holiday season

LOOK: Vanderbilt lights up Dudley Field for the holiday season

After going bowling in 2016, the Vanderbilt Commodores are staying home for the holidays in 2017 after finishing 5-7, with their only SEC win coming against lowly Tennessee. So what is the football program doing with all of that extra time? Evidently, getting into the holiday spirit a little bit early. On Friday, the team revealed an awesome-looking set of lights around the...
Red kettle campaign $10K short; Salvation Army issues public plea 

Red kettle campaign $10K short; Salvation Army issues public plea 

The Clark County Salvation Army is asking the community to check for loose change in couch cushions and car seats to help make up for the nearly $10,000 shortfall in its red kettle fundraiser. “It’s one of the most recognizable fundraisers in the world,” Development Director Ryan Ray said of the campaign in its 127th year. In an era when people pay with smartphones and often don&rsquo...
Women happier after age 85 once spouse dies, psychiatrists say

Women happier after age 85 once spouse dies, psychiatrists say

Marriage is supposed to lead to happily ever after, right? A new report reveals women over 85 are actually happier after their partner dies. >> Read more trending news  The Health Survey for England recently conducted a study to monitor trends in the nation’s health. To do so, researchers surveyed 8,000 British adults to ask them questions about topics, including happiness, depression...
Clark County grand jury issues indictments for drugs, robbery

Clark County grand jury issues indictments for drugs, robbery

The Clark County grand jury met this week and returned the following indictments, according to Clark County Prosecutor Andy Wilson. Jermaine Donte Bogan, 27, of Springfield, aggravated trafficking in drugs, aggravated trafficking in drugs. Margery J. Marshall, 44, of Dayton, aggravated possession of drugs. Lisa Marie Everhart, 32, Springfield, charge of theft. TRENDING STORY: Man shot in the back...
Here’s why keeping a cell phone too close to your body might be bad for your health

Here’s why keeping a cell phone too close to your body might be bad for your health

Do you sometimes sleep with your cell phone? The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has issued a warning against it, because the radiation from the devices may be harmful to our bodies. >> Read more trending news  “Although the science is still evolving, there are concerns among some public health professionals and members of the public regarding long-term, high use exposure...
SPCA: Animal abuse calls spike in Clark County

SPCA: Animal abuse calls spike in Clark County

The SPCA averages a call a week for possible animal abuse cases. But in the last two weeks, there’s been almost nine times the number of cruelty complaints. “As soon as the weather started changing it started getting cold and the phones have been ringing off the hook,” Krissi Hawke, director and animal cruelty officer for the Clark County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to...
Woman mauled to death by her own pit bulls during neighborhood walk 

Woman mauled to death by her own pit bulls during neighborhood walk 

A Virginia woman was mauled to death by her own pit bulls Thursday while out for a walk with them in her Goochland County neighborhood, authorities said. >> Read more trending news  Victim Bethany Lynn Stephens, 22, was found in a wooded area by her father after he went looking for her when she didn’t return home from the walk, according to WTVR-TV. He told told sheriff&rsquo...
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