Fatal crash: Schools close after deaths of 2 Clark County HS students

Two Clark County high school students were killed in a Sunday afternoon rollover crash in Greene County that led Greenon Local Schools and Global Impact STEM Academy to close. Crash kills David Waag, Connor Williams Crash closes Greenon, Global Impact schools Monday Driver, 18, and juvenile passenger injured Community members came together Sunday night at the Greenon High School football field to...


What’s the weather forecast for Monday’s solar eclipse?

What’s the weather forecast for Monday’s solar eclipse?

The Great American Solar Eclipse will take place August 21st, with the Miami Valley enjoying a partial eclipse with about 89% of the sun eclipsed. The viewing will begin around 1 p.m. with the max eclipse around 2:28 p.m. This means plenty of people will be outside during the peak heating hours of the day. Make sure you DO NOT look directly at the sun even for a few seconds unless you have ISO compliant...
Dayton traffic from the WHIO Traffic Center

Dayton traffic from the WHIO Traffic Center

Check this page for a full list of crashes, disabled vehicles, construction projects and other hazards impacting your commute. Traffic issues can be reported by calling our newsroom at 937-259-2237 or tweeting @WHIOTraffic . Traffic conditions are updated every six minutes on AM 1290 and News 95.7 FM. No incidents to report No incidents to report Ongoing Construction & Other Closures ...
WPAFB Monday Weather: Hot, muggy; highs up to mid 90s

WPAFB Monday Weather: Hot, muggy; highs up to mid 90s

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE — The set-up for Monday is painting a hot and muggy picture. High temperatures will be in the upper 80s, some spots may even get into the lower 90s. Given the amount of moisture, it will be humid and that will give us heat index values in the lower to middle 90s. That higher moisture content is also part of the reason why an isolated shower or two will...
Prep football: New Miami taking positive approach with small roster

Prep football: New Miami taking positive approach with small roster

Pessimism is not dominating New Miami High School’s football program. Certainly there will be challenges in 2017. The Division VII Vikings have less than two dozen players, are coming off a 1-8 season and have been voted last in the Miami Valley Conference Gray Division coaches poll. Yet veteran coach John Singleton said New Miami is taking a positive, energetic approach to the campaign. &ldquo...
Alabama’s Nick Saban on eclipse; ‘I’ll watch it on TV’

Alabama’s Nick Saban on eclipse; ‘I’ll watch it on TV’

Alabama football coach Nick Saban is not impressed with the hype surrounding Monday’s total eclipse, ESPN reported.  “I watch the Weather Channel every day,” Saban said Saturday after a scrimmage at Bryant-Denny Stadium. “They're already saying what it's going to look like in every city in America. So what's going to be significant? Watch the Weather Channel, and...
Archdeacon: Flyer “family” gets freshman through a nightmare

Archdeacon: Flyer “family” gets freshman through a nightmare

He said he had just “messed up” on a play and as he returned to the huddle he was chiding himself. “I was telling myself to pick it up,” Andrew Lutgens said. “We got this saying – ‘Just do your job,’ – and that’s what I had to do.” And then he did just that, making a diving interception of a Kyle Kaparos pass in the red zone. It happened...

HS Results 8/20: ‘Boro nabs another win in Tennessee

Springboro followed up Saturday’s win with a 4-0 victory over Farragut (TN) at the Bearden High School Girls Soccer Tournament in Tennessee on Sunday. Alex Garver, Bridie Herman, Peighton Banks and Paige Obrecht all had goals for ‘Boro. Springboro returns to the Buckeye state to face Springfield on Wednesday. SCORES LIST Boys Soccer Saturday’s Results Alter 3, Monroe 0 Badin 1, Northwest...
Reds set record for grand slams allowed in season in loss to Braves

Reds set record for grand slams allowed in season in loss to Braves

Braves rookie Sean Newcomb relied on some clutch defense — including his own creative play — to frustrate the Cincinnati Reds. Tyler Flowers’ grand slam broke open a close game in Atlanta’s six-run fifth inning, Newcomb earned his first home win and the Braves beat Cincinnati 8-1 on Sunday. Newcomb (2-7) gave up five hits with five walks in five scoreless innings for his first...

Ohio State loses Nesta Silvera to Miami, Buckeyes commits start season with big bang

Recruiting never stops, and if you take a day off, you fall behind. Join us every night for a daily recap of Ohio State recruiting news, insight on what’s happening behind the scenes, and for a glimpse at what’s coming next. If you’re keeping score at home, you can remove American Heritage (Plantation, Fla.) 4-star defensive tackle Nesta Silvera from...
Funkadelic legend George Clinton visits Dayton Funk Museum

Funkadelic legend George Clinton visits Dayton Funk Museum

He wasn’t wearing his signature funkadelic wig, but George Clinton brought his big presence to Dayton on Sunday. The Rock and Roll hall of famer visited the Funk Music Hall of Fame & Exhibition Center at 113 E. Third St. in downtown Dayton’s Fire Block District on Sunday. Clinton, who has been involved with some of the heaviest hitters in music — from James Brown and Jimi Hendrix...
Siri reaches milestone in Dragons’ win over Lake County

Siri reaches milestone in Dragons’ win over Lake County

Dayton’s Jose Siri hit a home run and stole a base to become the first Midwest League player since 1982 to reach 20 home runs and 40 steals in a season as the Dragons defeated the Lake County Captains 8-3 on Sunday. The Dragons opened the game with back-to-back home runs. Randy Ventura hit the second pitch of the contest for a homer to left field, and Siri hit the very next pitch over the left...
Kasich on Trump Afghanistan decision: ‘Not the way I think we should go’

Kasich on Trump Afghanistan decision: ‘Not the way I think we should go’

Ohio Gov. John Kasich objected to President Donald Trump’s apparent decision to send as many as 4,000 additional troops to Afghanistan, saying “we need to get out of” the war-torn country where U.S. and allied forces have spent 16 years trying to defeat a Taliban insurgency. In an appearance on CNN’s State-of-the-Union on Sunday, Kasich said the United States has “largely&rdquo...
Bengals cut veteran defensive tackle, pair of rookies

Bengals cut veteran defensive tackle, pair of rookies

The Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday parted ways with the first of what could a handful of veterans over the next few weeks with the termination of defensive tackle Brandon Thompson’s contract. A third-round pick out of Clemson in 2013, Thompson appeared in 39 games with seven starts. He missed all of 2016 after tearing his ACL in the 2015 season finale. ›› 7 things to know about Bengals...

After rough spring, Ohio State QB Tate Martell loses black stripe

Freshman quarterback Tate Martell arrived at Ohio State with high expectations. And after a rough spring, it seems the nation’s No. 2 dual-threat signal caller for 2017 has began adapting to college football. On Saturday, Martell joined safety Brendon White and offensive lineman  Wyatt Davis as the latest Buckeyes to lose their black...
Miamisburg pilot project seeks to attack blight, drugs near downtown

Miamisburg pilot project seeks to attack blight, drugs near downtown

A city-sponsored pilot program aims at rejuvenating downtown area neighborhoods by combating blight, beefing up code enforcement and driving away drug use. The year-long project, called Made in Miamisburg, focuses on upgrading an area with about 200 of the city’s older houses – many of them built before 1950 - north of downtown and east of the Great Miami River. RELATED: ...
Chief: Blaze at Boomerang Rubber Co. under control; 9 departments respond

Chief: Blaze at Boomerang Rubber Co. under control; 9 departments respond

The fire at Boomerang Rubber Company is under control, but the building is a total loss, Botkins Fire Chief Pat Fullenkamp said. Nine area fire departments responded to the large fire reported around 1:20 p.m. at 105 Dinsmore St. at the former Lot-Ridge Rubber Co. The structure that burned is one of several on the property. It was used for storage of rubber, Fullenkamp said. Smoke billowing from the...

Ohio State releases video of final week at camp

Ohio State fans, your 2017 football season is just a mere 11 days away. This past week was the Buckeyes’ final week of fall camp, now leaving the season opener against Indiana as the next attraction. Thanks to Ohio State football’s official Twitter account, the team released a video on Sunday showcasing everything that went on over the past seven days. If this doesn’t...
Prep football: Despite newcomers, Lebanon seeks playoff return

Prep football: Despite newcomers, Lebanon seeks playoff return

Coming off its first playoff appearance in 15 years, the Lebanon High School football program is riding a wave of enthusiasm. An increase in numbers with 120 players — 50 of them freshmen — has coach Shawn Lamb excited, especially as he faces the task of replacing 17 starters from last year. The senior-laden Warriors went 7-4 with a loss to Sycamore in the first round of the Division I...
Great American Eclipse: More clearing than clouds

Great American Eclipse: More clearing than clouds

Monday is the Great American Eclipse, and all eyes are on the forecast.  The biggest question is: Will we be able to see the solar eclipse? Long-range weather models have indicated a dry forecast. However, higher resolution models now indicate a slight chance for rain. The setup for Monday is painting a hot and muggy picture. High temperatures will be in the upper 80s, with some spots reaching...

QB Tate Martell, OL Wyatt Davis become newest Buckeyes to lose black stripes

Ohio State freshmen seem to be losing their black stripes left and right, recently. It was reported on Saturday that safety Brendon White was the ninth Buckeye to truly earn his right onto the football team. Under Urban Meyer-led teams, a freshman losing his black stripe essentially means that the player is “officially” welcomed into the program. White, however...

What we learned from Week 3 of Ohio State football’s fall camp

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio State football has finished its third week of preseason practice and has less than two weeks to go before its season opener at Indiana on Aug. 31. Here are the key takeaways from interviews with players and coaches over the past week: Ohio State running back Mike Weber continues to rehab a hamstring injury. He said Friday that he hasn’t participated in...
U.S. 35 E crash kills one in Dayton

U.S. 35 E crash kills one in Dayton

One person was killed in a two-vehicle crash Sunday morning in Dayton on U.S. 35 that shut down the ramps to Interstate 75 for hours. The crash victim’s name, age and hometown would not be available until Monday, according to the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office. The victim was riding in a sport-utility vehicle involved in a collision with another vehicle near the ramps. The SUV overturned...
Area wins $3.4M for after-school programs for needy kids

Area wins $3.4M for after-school programs for needy kids

Hundreds of young Dayton and Trotwood students will have access to high-quality after-school programming the next five years, after multiple agencies landed $3.4 million in competitive federal grants. The 21st Century Community Learning Center grants announced this month pay for academic and other supports for low-income children who attend under-performing schools, according to the Ohio Department...
Stephenson, Scooter lift Reds to 11-8 win over Braves

Stephenson, Scooter lift Reds to 11-8 win over Braves

Julio Teheran still considers himself to be Atlanta’s ace, even if his numbers suggest otherwise. “Yeah, that’s the spot I want to be in hopefully for my whole career,” he said. “That doesn’t mean I won’t have ups and downs. We’re all human. We all make mistakes.” Scooter Gennett hit a grand slam, Robert Stephenson won for the first time in eight...
Charles Barkley offers brutally honest take on Confederate statue debate

Charles Barkley offers brutally honest take on Confederate statue debate

Former basketball star Charles Barkley recently weighed in on an argument that has the entire nation riled up: the removal of Confederate statues. “I’m not going to waste my time worrying about these Confederate statues. ... I’m going to keep doing great things, No. 1 in the black community because I’m black,” Barkley said in an interview with Rick Karle of...
Former Trotwood vice mayor, chamber president dies in house fire

Former Trotwood vice mayor, chamber president dies in house fire

A house fire claimed the life Sunday morning of a key leader in the city of Trotwood. The victim in the fire that broke out around 7:30 a.m. in the 100 block of East Main Street was identified as 77-year-old Bonnie Schenk. “She was a very important community leader, for the future as well as the past. She’s a part of the history and the fiber of the city of Trotwood. She will be dearly...
7 things to know about Bengals loss to Chiefs

7 things to know about Bengals loss to Chiefs

There weren’t a lot of positives to come out of Saturday night’s preseason game at Paul Brown Stadium. Not only did the Cincinnati Bengals defense surrender scores on the first five Kansas City possessions, including four touchdown drives in a row, the offense failed to reach the end zone in a 30-12 loss. »RELATED: Chiefs QBs light up Bengals defense And the Bengals lost one of their...
Scooping up profits: Dayton-area ice cream couple rolls on

Scooping up profits: Dayton-area ice cream couple rolls on

Shelly and James “Jimbo” Greenberg’s business is selling ice cream — and if you ask them, business is good. The married couple and their employees have been selling frozen treats across the Dayton area for close to a quarter of a century. Today, they have a fleet of some 20 vans and right-hand-drive Jeeps plying their delicious wares. “We’ve been here for over 20...
Can Watt regain dominance as he rejoins Texans' top-ranked defense?

Can Watt regain dominance as he rejoins Texans' top-ranked defense?

It is, in theory, a formula for absolute defensive domination. The Houston Texans are spending this training camp reincorporating J.J. Watt, their three-time NFL defensive player of the year, into a defense that ranked No. 1 in the league last season without him. But there's just one issue: Will the Watt of 2017 be the same overpowering player he was previously? Watt's return will be one of the league's...
Dayton man celebrating new life after astounding weight loss

Dayton man celebrating new life after astounding weight loss

A Dayton man is celebrating an astounding weight loss he says saved his life and changed his perspective.  Emerson Easley, 43, of Dayton, weighed over 560 pounds nearly two years ago and was confined to an electric wheelchair, he told CBS affiliate KOSA-TV.  Easley reports to have lost a total of 280 pounds since making the decision to turn his life around in June of 2015.  After losing...
Suspect in Xenia box-cutter stabbing turns self in

Suspect in Xenia box-cutter stabbing turns self in

A man identified by Xenia police as a person of interest in a stabbing early Sunday has turned himself in. Michael Grooms, 41, of Xenia, was booked into the Greene County Jail at 10:35 p.m. on suspicion of aggravated felonious assault. He is accused of stabbing a 30-year-old Fairborn man in the neck with a box cutter during an argument around 2:40 a.m. in the 200 block of Center Street. A 30-year-old...
Spare tires scarce in new vehicles

Spare tires scarce in new vehicles

Do you have a spare tire? Are you absolutely sure? More than a third of new vehicles do not come equipped with a spare tire, according to AAA, and it’s something drivers find out when it’s too late. “The were surprised. I get on the scene and they realize there’s no spare in the vehicle, and I have to end up calling a tow truck for them,” said AAA roadside assistant Jay...

Monroe to loan Lemon Twp. $50,000 for road project

Monroe will be loaning Lemon Twp. $50,000 in order to move forward with the rehabilitation of Hankins Road. It took City Council two meetings to adopt a resolution in which Monroe would front Lemon Twp.’s portion of the local match to obtain the nearly $1 million Ohio Public Works Commission grant. The other partners in the project includes the Butler County Engineer’s Office and Liberty...

HS Results 8/19: Springboro opens season with shutout win

The Springboro girls soccer team started the season on a winning note with a 1-0 win over Bearden (TN) at the Bearden High School Invitational on Saturday. Liv Page tallied the game-winner off an Alex Garver assist with 28 minutes to play in the second half. Keeper Kristy Catrine posted the shutout with five saves. Boro continues play in the tournament Sunday against Farragut (TN) at noon. Boys Soccer...
The transition continues: What they’re saying about the new Montgomery County Fairgrounds

The transition continues: What they’re saying about the new Montgomery County Fairgrounds

Plans for moving the Montgomery County Fairgrounds from its Dayton home of more than 160 years “died about 10 times,” said Montgomery County Commissioner Dan Foley. But on Saturday, officials brought to life the fairgrounds’ new location, which may also help revive Jefferson Twp. “It took five years of pretty hard work,” Foley said during a groundbreaking ceremony. &ldquo...
Chiefs QBs light up Bengals defense in 30-12 rout

Chiefs QBs light up Bengals defense in 30-12 rout

The Cincinnati Bengals lost starting safety Shawn Williams to a right elbow injury in addition to losing track of numerous Kansas City wide receivers Saturday night as three Chiefs quarterbacks steered a rout at Paul Brown Stadium. Kansas City scored on its first five possessions, the last four of which resulted in touchdowns as the Chiefs whipped the Bengals 30-12. Kansas City tight end Demetrius...
Tom Archdeacon: Reminiscing with the NFL’s first black quarterback

Tom Archdeacon: Reminiscing with the NFL’s first black quarterback

He opened the old leather bag in front of him and with his left hand — where the ring finger was adorned with a bulky, gold College Football Hall of Fame ring — he began rummaging through the packed contents. “I’ll show you how Jim Crow it was back then,” George Taliaferro said quietly as he began his search, pulling out and setting aside a folder of newspaper clippings...
PHOTOS: UD students hang signs for move-in weekend

PHOTOS: UD students hang signs for move-in weekend

Students are already moving back to campus at the University of Dayton and with them come the sheet signs. Throughout the student neighborhood, students hang signs from the front of their campus houses. The signs are typically made with paint and bed sheets. The signs have long been part of move-in at UD and some students display them during other times of the year as well, officials have told this...
Demonstrators gather in Centerville, police keep protesters safe

Demonstrators gather in Centerville, police keep protesters safe

"Diversity is Strength” was written on one of the signs demonstrators held up this afternoon outside the Centerville Municipal Building. Although the gathering was small, the city of Centerville was prepared to protect protesters from the Greater Dayton chapter of Showing Up for Racial Justice. The group was taking a stand against a few men with past ties to Centerville who allegedly...
What to know to kick off high school football season

What to know to kick off high school football season

The high school football season begins with three area games Thursday, the bulk of the Week 1 games on Friday and a few others on Saturday and next Sunday. Here’s a rundown of teams to watch and things to know. Changes: Most important, this season marks the debut of the Ohio High School Athletic Association competitive balance initiative. The good news? It has doused a hot-button topic and possible...
Second Thoughts: Votto acting like an MVP, on and off the field

Second Thoughts: Votto acting like an MVP, on and off the field

About this eclipse … I don’t need any of you staring at the sun like it’s Erin Andrews working the sidelines at a play-in game at UD Arena. You know what I’m talking about. I need your eyes intact so you can keep reading this column. College tuition isn’t getting cheaper! I’ve been a critic of Joey Votto through the years. His aloof demeanor and the way he snubbed...
Proposed Washington Twp. housing project stalled

Proposed Washington Twp. housing project stalled

Another residential development proposed at the former senior center site in Washington Twp. is being met with stiff opposition from neighboring residents in what’s been an on-going saga to turn the site into a park instead. Tom Peebles of Sugarcreek Twp.-based Peebles Homes has proposed a 35-home subdivision at the 15-acre site of the former Hithergreen Senior Center. PREVIOUS COVERAGE: Neighbors...

Ohio State football: 5 freshmen who will make an instant impact in 2017

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio State’s season opener is less than two weeks away, which means the tremendous 2017 recruiting class finally will be unleashed on the field. Freshmen typically have to bide their time before being called upon, but several of the current crop have shown enough to earn some reps against Indiana. What follows is a list of five freshmen who...
Ohio school vouchers expand; Kettering lawmaker opposes program

Ohio school vouchers expand; Kettering lawmaker opposes program

Ohio’s school voucher “expansion” program for low-income families will grow by millions of dollars each of the next two years, but a key Republican education leader says the program may be a bad idea. The point of Ohio’s primary EdChoice voucher program has been to give “students from under-performing public schools the opportunity to attend participating private schools...
There's no one way to learn a playbook. Just ask the Redskins

There's no one way to learn a playbook. Just ask the Redskins

When running back Chris Thompson lines up in the backfield, the fourth-year veteran keys on only a few words out of the plethora barked by quarterback Kirk Cousins. Once he hears them, like "all go" or "steamer," Thompson instinctively shuts out everything else. It's how Thompson, the Redskins' reliable third-down back, memorizes the playbook. He uses specific words to trigger...
Solar eclipse 2017: Is it safe to take a selfie with the eclipse? How to do it the right way

Solar eclipse 2017: Is it safe to take a selfie with the eclipse? How to do it the right way

The Great American Eclipse on Monday is expected to draw millions of Americans to cities along the centerline path of totality, where the moon completely blocks the sun, the earth goes dark and the sun’s corona shimmers in the blackened sky. And with all the hype surrounding the total eclipse, you’re probably wondering if you can sneak a selfie in during the mega celestial event...
Our ‘brilliant’ cat’ sets a high bar

Our ‘brilliant’ cat’ sets a high bar

In the first week of February, this newspaper published an article entitled, “Are cats actually as smart as dogs? New study says so.” Japanese researchers found that just like dogs, cats could “retrieve and utilize information from a single past event.” Both cats and dogs recalled which food bowls they had previously eaten. This study’s results shows that cats maybe as...

Commentary: Supporting students who want to stay here

This is the season when students are returning to university campuses across Ohio, including the University of Dayton and the Miami Valley region, to learn from their academic communities, and to advance communities far beyond them with their passion and innovation. As a former university administrator and now as a professor, I respectfully ask for the continued support and leadership of members of...
What are your joints telling you?

What are your joints telling you?

After sitting for long periods of time, do you feel stiff? Do you have joint pain that is limiting your movement? Has a past joint injury started hurting again and you are not sure why? “One common cause of achy joints is inflammation,” says Matthew Heckler, DO, of Orthopedic Associates of SW Ohio. “When bones, tendons, and the cushions around them are injured or worn out over time...
Camp at a Virginia college shows girls a future in STEM

Camp at a Virginia college shows girls a future in STEM

Jhalak Singh slipped her boat, created out of aluminum foil, into a plastic container filled with water. Then she watched as Amber Smith-St. Louis began to fill it with blue marbles, counting aloud each time one dropped in. The little boat didn’t sink under the weight of the marbles. Turns out Jhalak had fashioned a pretty strong little craft, so Smith-St. Louis kept going. Jhalak raised her...
Seven tips to help you graduate from college in four years

Seven tips to help you graduate from college in four years

SEATTLE — It may sound counterintuitive, but freshmen college students who take a full load of reasonably demanding courses are more likely to graduate from college on time. That’s part of the message Western Washington University has been conveying to its students in a campaign called “15 to Finish,” which encourages students to work hard from the outset. Nationally, only...
How to shop for a back-to-school computer

How to shop for a back-to-school computer

It’s back-to-school shopping season, so it might be time to shop for a laptop. But with so many different types and ever-updated models, how to know what’s best? Here are some things to think through. — What will the laptop be used for? A student going into graphic design, for example, might use it for different things than a budding engineer or someone who only needs Word. Tercius...
School means backpacks — be sure to use them safely

School means backpacks — be sure to use them safely

It’s back to school time, and for many students, this means wearing a backpack. While a backpack is a convenient storage place for books and school supplies, if overloaded or worn improperly carrying them can spell trouble over time. A study of pre-kindergarten through ninth-grade students found that changes in posture, particularly excessive forward head positioning, are magnified when a backpack...
Rare Aston Martin sports car sells for record-setting $22.5 million

Rare Aston Martin sports car sells for record-setting $22.5 million

A rare Aston Martin sports car sold for a record-setting $22.5 million at auction at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance during Monterey Car Week. The 1956 Aston Martin DBR1/1 was created to compete in the World Sportscar Championship and Le Mans race series. Only five of the vehicles were crafted, this is the first chassis. It competed in three Le Mans 24 Hours events but never won. Sir...
Anquan Boldin retires after 14 seasons

Anquan Boldin retires after 14 seasons

Anquan Boldin’s football career has come to an end. The former Pahokee and FSU standout has decided to retire after 14 seasons in the National Football League, according to ESPN. The network’s NFL reporter Jim Trotter broke the news Sunday night via Twitter. In a statement, Boldin said he planned to focus on humanitarian work. “My life’s purpose is bigger than football,&rdquo...
1979 solar eclipse news report ended with wish for peace in 2017

1979 solar eclipse news report ended with wish for peace in 2017

“May the shadow of the moon fall on a world at peace.” Those were the words of ABC News anchorman Frank Reynolds, who covered the last total eclipse that passed over the continental United States on Feb. 21, 1979. Reynolds ended his broadcast with a hopeful message of world peace in 2017 when the next total eclipse passed over the country, People reported. Reynolds took viewers...
Eclipse also has relevance for astrologers

Eclipse also has relevance for astrologers

Monday’s total eclipse is a significant event for astronomers, but it also has relevance for astrologers.  On her website, astrologer Marjorie Orr said that several major history-altering events -- including the explosion of the first atomic bomb and the assassination of President John F. Kennedy -- have occurred within a few months of solar eclipses.  She called Monday&rsquo...
Thieves use forklift to steal ATM, police say

Thieves use forklift to steal ATM, police say

Police are asking for the public’s help to identify the thieves who stole an ATM by ramming it with a forklift and loading it into a waiting truck. The thieves used a large CAT forklift to crash into the drive-thru portion of a bank last Wednesday. Police believe the criminals might have some ties to the construction industry. They targeted the First Service Bank in Conway in the dead of...
Eastern Tennessee town prepares for ‘sweetest view’ of eclipse

Eastern Tennessee town prepares for ‘sweetest view’ of eclipse

The east Tennessee town of Sweetwater is normally quiet, with the Lost Sea Adventure caverns its main tourist attraction. On Monday, the town will be bustling with thousands of people ready to view the total eclipse that will be passing through the area. City recorder Jessica Morgan said nearly 50,000 to 60,000 people are expected in town to see the two minutes, 39 seconds of totality, the Knoxville...
Group from Latvia travels to Idaho for eclipse

Group from Latvia travels to Idaho for eclipse

A group from Latvia will be among the thousands who will view Monday’s total eclipse, the Idaho Statesman reported. Agnese Zalcmane organized a trip for 22 Latvians, who traveled more than 5,000 miles to Weiser, Idaho, this weekend. Zalcmane has seen seven total eclipses in places including Kazakhstan, Australia, Kenya and Indonesia, the Statesman reported. When she learned of Monday&rsquo...
Heavy rain causes car to descend sand bank

Heavy rain causes car to descend sand bank

Beaches can be beautiful, but they can also be unpredictable – especially when there’s 5 inches of rain. Ciaran Lucey found that out the hard way when his car was nearly swallowed while being parked outside the Beachcomber Friday night. “I ran out here with my cousin and slowly watched my car decline into the dune and onto the beach for like two hours,” he said. “I was...
National parks prime spots for eclipse viewing

National parks prime spots for eclipse viewing

Thousands of people have been preparing for years to watch Monday’s total eclipse. Others are going to try and wing it. If you are more of a spur-of-the-moment person, then here are some places to view the eclipse -- assuming there is room. The eclipse will cross over 21 national parks and seven trails. according to the National Park Service. Here are some notable places to watch the eclipse...
Florida firefighter spears 409-pound grouper

Florida firefighter spears 409-pound grouper

A Bradenton firefighter has just caught one of the world’s largest Warsaw groupers, according to news reports. James Taylor speared a 409-pound grouper during the St. Pete Open annual fishing tournament on Saturday, according to WFTS. Taylor was fishing in about 250-feet-deep waters when he caught the fish. Florida Fish and Wildlife weighed the grouper and Taylor is waiting to hear whether...
Real estate agent finds human remains while showing Florida property, police say

Real estate agent finds human remains while showing Florida property, police say

A real estate agent and some clients found human remains on a rural Groveland property Saturday, the Lake County Sheriff’s Office said. Deputies began investigating the remains around 5:50 p.m. after the real estate agent discovered them on the property, which is up for sale. Deputies preserved the scene overnight and continued investigating the remains Sunday. The investigation is active. Deputies...
Here’s where you can get freebies and deals to celebrate the solar eclipse

Here’s where you can get freebies and deals to celebrate the solar eclipse

The solar eclipse is just hours away, and a gang of companies are celebrating the big celestial event with freebies and deals.  From sweet treats to kitchen appliances, take a look at these offerings to score all of the best discounts.  The chain is honoring the occasion with its Perfect Eclipse Margarita. The special is only good on Aug. 21 at participating locations. From Aug. 21 - Sept...
Illinois town taking center stage for eclipse

Illinois town taking center stage for eclipse

A small town in Illinois will be the focal point Monday when a total solar eclipse crosses North America for the first time in 99 years. In Makanda, located in the southern part of the state, the eclipse will be visible for more than two minutes, CBS News reported. Residents are approaching the event with a party atmosphere. "I do feel lucky. How can you not feel lucky? This is a lucky...
Brent Spence Bridge lane closures coming to an end

Brent Spence Bridge lane closures coming to an end

Round-the-clock lane closures for Brent Spence Bridge maintenance are coming to an end on Monday morning for southbound lanes and on Aug. 25 for northbound lanes. All four northbound lanes on the bridge will be reopened by 5 a.m. Aug. 25. MORE: Majority support for Brent Spence tolls Crews will begin restoring the northbound (lower) deck of the Brent Spence Bridge back to a four-lane travel configuration...
America’s position statement: life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness

America’s position statement: life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness

Information spreads from our shore to all points of the known and unknown world within seconds. Anyone with a basic understanding of the Internet can have “information” in a matter of seconds. Yet, after all this time as living, breathing beings, Americans are forgetting the position statement most of us learned by heart in grade school. “We hold these truths to be self-evident:...
Man, 51, killed in Clark County crash

Man, 51, killed in Clark County crash

A 51-year-old Catawba man was killed in a crash on Redmond Road south of Old Columbus Road Saturday night, according to the Ohio Highway Patrol. Gary Jacks was driving a 2011 Chevrolet Traverse south on Redmond when he drove off the left side of the road and struck a tree, troopers said.  He was not wearing a seat belt and troopers do not suspect drugs nor alcohol as playing a factor in the crash...
Indian Hill mansion fire case heading for trial

Indian Hill mansion fire case heading for trial

U.S. District Judge Susan Dlott has set aside up to 20 days for an Oct. 10 jury trial that could unravel some of the remaining mysteries from a 2014 fire that destroyed an Indian Hill mansion and spawned a $60 million lawsuit. Homeowners Jeffrey and Maria Decker are trying to force Chubb National Insurance Co. to cover damages from the fire of undetermined origin at 9645 Cunningham Road. The damage...
Here’s how some of the best eclipse cities are partying this weekend

Here’s how some of the best eclipse cities are partying this weekend

Cities along the path of totality of Monday’s solar eclipse have become popular destination spots as excitement has grown for the event. Here’s a look at what’s happening this weekend at five cities to which people are flocking to watch the eclipse: Speaking of parties, watch how Dayton reacted during the last solar eclipse to cross the entire U.S., in 1918:
Madonna celebrates turning 59, posting first family pic with all six kids

Madonna celebrates turning 59, posting first family pic with all six kids

Photographed for the very first time! Pop star Madonna shared a debut family portrait Friday that featured her and all six of her children. The Material Girl posted the photo on Instagram following her 59th birthday party at a two-day, gypsy-themed celebration in Italy. From top left Rocco, 17,  David, 11, and Mercy James, 11, to the right of Madonna. From bottom left, Lourdes, 20, kneeling along...
Oxford man charged with officer impersonation

Oxford man charged with officer impersonation

An Oxford man is behind bars for allegedly impersonating a police officer Friday and attempting to talk with  a driver about at traffic violation. Jacob Staton, 21, of Oxford-Millville Avenue., is charged with using weapons while intoxicated, three counts of improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle and one count of impersonation of peace officer. He is housed in the Butler County Jail...
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