Six months later, skepticism, rumors abound in Pike County

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Officials in Pike County and sheriffs offices across Ohio are reaching out to state officials for money to offset the cost of the now-6-month-old investigation into the murder of eight people in Pike County.

The Pike County Sheriff’s Office has tallied more than $130,000 spent just breaking down, moving and storing evidence in the case — a huge cost for a department with an annual budget of $1.6 million.


New-restaurants roundup: 2 now open in Dayton, more on the way

New-restaurants roundup: 2 now open in Dayton, more on the way

The Week That Was in the Dayton-area restaurant scene took a breather from bad news and focused entirely on openings — including two relatively large-scale, independently-owned eateries opening in or near downtown Dayton. But that wasn’t ALL the good news that flowed this week on the local dining front.

WHAT'S NEW: Old Scratch Pizza | Table 33 

ON ITS WAY: Gyro Delight | Lock 27 | Bibibop Asian Grill  | Zombie Dogz

OPEN NOW: Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen | Sky Asian Cuisine | Red Onion Bar & Grill | Texas Beef and Cattle Co. | Rapid Fired Pizza | Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers | PizzaFire 


Tom Archdeacon: Belmont soccer team’s story inspires community

Tom Archdeacon: Belmont soccer team’s story inspires community

Thanks to Centerville High School, Julie Raiff cried … and then she danced.

On Thursday, before her soccer team was to play its tournament game against host Centerville on the turf field at Alumni Stadium, the Belmont coach was brought to tears when the rival Elks opened their hearts and their closets to her players.

The Belmont soccer team is like no other prep squad in the Miami Valley.



College Football: 5 things to know about Ohio State at Penn State
Andy Manis

College Football: 5 things to know about Ohio State at Penn State

Two years ago in his seventh college football game, J.T. Barrett delivered his first performance to remember.

Barrett had been stellar in the weeks leading up to the Penn State game, throwing 17 touchdown passes in a four-game stretch, but he reached another level at Beaver Stadium on Oct. 25, 2014. He didn’t post great numbers that night in part because he was playing on a sore knee.

Then & Now

THEN: Conover Building

Then & Now: How little a historic downtown building has changed

The iconic Conover Building in downtown Dayton stands at the intersection of Third and Main streets.

Built at the turn of the century, the 13-story building was designed by architect Frank Andrews, who also designed Dayton’s iconic Arcade.

This downtown building is the subject of this week's update to the popular Then & Now photo feature, which explores past and present views of notable Dayton locations.


The ‘Most Haunted Village in Ohio’

The ‘Most Haunted Village in Ohio’

“They are friendly ghosts,” said Linda Morgan, vice president of the board of directors and program director of the Waynesville Museum at the Friends Home. “It seems like if you are a non-believer, something happens.

“All the stories that we tell are based on factual experiences that people have had and have told us. We have more stories than we have time to tell.


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