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5 memorials that honor veterans in the region

The Miami Valley is full of veterans from all branches of the military, and many cities in the area have built veterans memorials in their own communities to honor those who have served. This is a selection of five memorials in our area: Located at the intersection of Central and Main Streets in downtown Fairborn, the Fairborn Veterans Memorial was dedicated in 1987. The memorial is a star pattern...


Neighbors react to Dairy Queen’s closure

Neighbors react to Dairy Queen’s closure

Sometimes it takes is a warm holiday weekend for neighbors to discover their favorite local ice cream shop is no more. That’s the case for the Dairy Queen at 2613 S. Smithville Road in Dayton’s Belmont neighborhood, where hand-lettered signs on the doors say simply, “Closed — out of business.” Its absence became a hot topic on Facebook yesterday, Saturday May 27, that...
No public events at Ohio zoo where gorilla killed 1 year ago

No public events at Ohio zoo where gorilla killed 1 year ago

No public events are planned at the Cincinnati Zoo marking the one-year anniversary of the shooting of an endangered gorilla. The zoo's dangerous-animal response team concluded the life of a 3-year-old boy who fell into the gorilla enclosure last May 28 was in danger and killed 17-year-old Harambe (huh-RAHM'-bay). That led to global mourning, criticism and satires that made him a pop culture phenomenon...
Orphans, monuments and Memorial Hall: Local ties to the origin of Memorial Day

Orphans, monuments and Memorial Hall: Local ties to the origin of Memorial Day

Soldiers who gave their lives on Civil War battle fields were the inspiration for Memorial Day.  The holiday we observe today was originally called “Decoration Day” and was officially proclaimed by General John Logan, the national commander of the Grand Army of Republic in 1868.  In the Miami Valley, there are numerous connections to the origins of this day of remembrance. ...
Turner bill would expand military sexual assault victims rights

Turner bill would expand military sexual assault victims rights

Two House lawmakers have introduced a bill to allow the military’s highest court to hear appeals from sexual assault survivors on decisions during trial proceedings, officials say. U.S. Rep. Mike Turner, R-Dayton, and Nikki Tsongas, D-Mass., have co-introduced the BE HEARD Act, which stands for Building an Environment for Helpful, Effective, and Accessible Representation and Decision-making...
UD Arena losing a piece of its storied past

UD Arena losing a piece of its storied past

The last game on the old Tartan court at UD Arena looked nothing like the first. As part of the three-year renovation of the arena, UD is tearing out the old surface, which has been beneath the wood court since the 1985-86 season. That process starts Tuesday and will take about a month. It’s not an easy surface to remove. “It’s going to take a while to get it out and grind it out...
Burglary suspect caught, arrested in Greene County

Burglary suspect caught, arrested in Greene County

Deputies in Greene County tracked down a burglary suspect this morning in the 1400 block of U.S. 68 North. A homeowner called to report a burglary and responding deputies were able to make an arrest, according to Sgt. Sean Magoteaux. There was a short pursuit through the woods and a creek, but deputies caught up to and arrested the suspect, Magoteaux said. No one was hurt in the incident. The suspect&rsquo...
Top-seeded Kerber stunned in first round of French Open 

Top-seeded Kerber stunned in first round of French Open 

Angelique Kerber became the first top-seeded women’s player in the Open era of tennis to lose in the first round of the French Open, falling 6-2, 6-2 to Ekaterina Makarova on Sunday.  >> Read more trending news Makarova was successful against Kerber’s serve and took advantage of the No. 1 seed’s numerous mistakes to earn the victory. The momentum seemed to turn toward...
Downtown traffic moving slowly after cars collide at intersection

Downtown traffic moving slowly after cars collide at intersection

Traffic is moving slowly in downtown Dayton after two cars collided at the intersection of Main Street and Monument Avenue. Dispatchers said an unknown number of injured motorists have been taken to the hospital.  No roads are closed in the area as Dayton police officers clear the scene.  We are working to learn what caused the crash and how many people have been injured.
Centerville’s highest-paid employees: I-Team Payroll Project

Centerville’s highest-paid employees: I-Team Payroll Project

The city of Centerville paid 12 employees more than $100,000 last year, according to the I-Team Payroll Project searchable database of public employees. Seven of the city’s six-figure earners worked in the police department and bolstered their gross pay with overtime. The city’s highest-paid employees were the police chief and city administrators, though. Local governments make payroll...
Power restored to thousands in Huber Heights after car splits utility pole

Power restored to thousands in Huber Heights after car splits utility pole

Power has been restored to thousands of homes that experienced outages Sunday morning after a crash in Huber Heights.  All but 10 homes in Montgomery County have power, according to a DP&L outage map.  Reports indicate a driver was taken to Grandview Medical Center with unknown injuries.  Dispatchers said only one vehicle was involved in the crash and police have since left the area...
Ex-jocks bring athleticism, diversity to NASCAR pit crews

Ex-jocks bring athleticism, diversity to NASCAR pit crews

Mike Metcalf grew up in Charlotte, played basketball and football at Charlotte Christian, and attended occasional Charlotte Hornets and Carolina Panthers games. Charlotte Motor Speedway was about 30 minutes from his parents' home in south Charlotte, but might as well have been in another world. Metcalf was never a fan of racing ... until he made it his career. When NASCAR Cup series point leader Kyle...
NCR makes donation valued at $3 million to Dayton organization 

NCR makes donation valued at $3 million to Dayton organization 

Ownership of NCR is coming back to Dayton -- in spirit, at least.  The company founded in Dayton in 1884 has formally donated 3 million artifacts valued at $3 million to Dayton History based at Carillon Park. Most of those artifacts have been managed by what is now Dayton History for 18 years, Brady Kress, Dayton History’s President and CEO, said. “It is huge for...
Fire crews investigating car fire, arson attempt at Dayton home

Fire crews investigating car fire, arson attempt at Dayton home

Dayton fire investigators remain at the scene of a reported arson attempt.  Dispatchers said the fires are out and investigators are working to locate a suspect. Dayton fire crews are investigating a reported arson attempt Sunday morning.  Crews were dispatched to the first block of Murray Hill Drive around 3:45 a.m. on reports of a car and house fire.  Initial reports indicate an a...

Outdoors: Why is fishing great at one lake, but not another?

I have often wondered why fish react in one lake differently than in others. Same species, different methods of catching. And why do some fish bite better in one lake than another? A good example is Indian Lake. Saugeyes are stocked in just about every lake in southwest Ohio. Yet Indian (which is technically in central Ohio) outshines them all. If I want to catch saugeyes, I drive up to Indian, not...

H.S. Results for 5/27: Russia clinches state berth

In a hard fought and closely matched game, Russia baseball emerged victorious, defeating Newark 3-2 and won the regional finals. Hunter Cohee earned the win on the mound for Russia, pitching a complete seven innings and striking out four. Cohee also went 2-for-2 on the night with two RBIs. Dylan Cordonnier went 3-for-3 at the plate, earning two runs for Russia, while Drew Sherman earned the additional...

Hartsock: Central State hurdler wins national title

Central State freshman Juan Scott won the NCAA Division II 110-meter hurdle title in Bradenton, Florida on Saturday. The former Dunbar high school star set a school record with a time of 13.73 seconds in the finals. It was also a record for the track at the IMG Academy where the meet was held. Scott is the first Marauder to win an NCAA track championship. He came into the spring off a strong indoor...
State baseball berth a ‘dream come true’ for Chaminade Julienne

State baseball berth a ‘dream come true’ for Chaminade Julienne

Chaminade Julienne junior pitcher Ryan Peltier threw his glove at least 30 feet in the air after recording the final out. Soon gloves rained in the infield at Mason High School as teammates celebrated with glove tosses of their own. The Eagles rejoiced in a moment 42 years in the making. They beat Columbus DeSales 4-3 in a Division II regional championship to earn their first state berth since 1975...
Phillies score walk-off win over Reds

Phillies score walk-off win over Reds

Tommy Joseph knew he was about to get soaked — and he couldn’t wait for it. The Phillies first baseman hit a solo homer in the fourth inning and a game-ending RBI single in the ninth, leading Philadelphia to a 4-3 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday. He was mobbed in between first and second base by his excited teammates, who emptied water bottles over his head. “I’ve...
UIC rallies to beat WSU for HL championship

UIC rallies to beat WSU for HL championship

An unspecified injury forced Wright State starting pitcher Jeremy Randolph out in the fifth inning of the Horizon League tournament finals, and Illinois-Chicago pounced immediately for a game-winning rally. David Cronnin ripped a two-run triple to right on the second pitch he saw from Raiders reliever Derek Hendrixson to spark a three-run inning, and the host Flames added an insurance run in the sixth...

Indy 500: 5 story lines to track in Sunday’s race

Five hundred miles. Two hundred laps. Thirty-three drivers. One winner. Coming off the historic 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 in 2016, The Greatest Spectacle in Racing hasn’t slowed. Big crowds are again expected at the Yard of Bricks on Sunday (noon, ABC). Here are five stories to watch for the 101st running of the Indy 500: O Captain! Team owner Roger Penske has won a record 16 Indianapolis...
Dayton Dragons player profile: Pitcher Scott Moss

Dayton Dragons player profile: Pitcher Scott Moss

Who: Scott Ian Moss Position: Pitcher Number: 15 Personal: L/L; 6-5, 215 pounds Born: Oct. 6, 1994 (22) Birthplace: Deltona, Fla. School: University of Florida Drafted: Round 4 by Reds, 2016. Notable: A Midwest League-leading 7-1 record (2.60 ERA), Moss hasn’t gone less than 4.1 innings in 10 starts. His 68 strikeouts (in 52 innings) also leads the ML. Earned the win and combined with Carlos...
Greenville suffers another heartbreaker in regional final

Greenville suffers another heartbreaker in regional final

This would have been a cruel way to lose no matter the circumstances. For the Greenville softball team, the loss hurt three times worse because the third time was supposed to be the charm. The Lady Wave lost in a Division II regional final at Mason High School for the third straight season. They lost the last two seasons to Hamilton Ross and Granville by a combined 11-1 margin. This time, third-ranked...
Huber Heights gunshot victim said he was shot in Dayton carjacking attempt 

Huber Heights gunshot victim said he was shot in Dayton carjacking attempt 

Huber Heights police said the shooting victim told them he was shot in Dayton during an attempted carjacking. The victim’s name, age and condition was not released. Police are investigating a shooting this afternoon after a shooting victim was found in Huber Heights. The victim was found inside a car in the 4600 block of Longfellow Street and was taken to a local hospital. Police say the shooting...
Police called to reported shooting in Riverside

Police called to reported shooting in Riverside

Police in Riverside are investigating a reported shooting that happened this afternoon in the 200 block of Wainwright Drive. Officers were called to the scene around 3:45 p.m. According to scanner traffic, a shooting victim arrived at a local hospital. We’re working to gather more details.

PBA50 event rolls into Fairborn

Whe he is usually acknowledged for his accomplishments on the lanes, it’s Brian Kretzer’s efforts behind the scenes that are helping bring some of the best bowlers in the country to the Dayton area to compete. Kretzer, winner of five PBA50 regional titles in the past year and recently named the PBA50 Central Region bowler of the year, has teamed up with Bowl 10 Fairborn proprietor Dave...

Second Thoughts: LeBron needs to get physical in quest for immortality

The Memorial Day forecast is looking good, so enjoy the holiday and pause to think about why you don’t have to go to work on Monday. I also suggest a trip to the meat counter at Dot’s Market. That is the recipe to a great cookout. I’m already sick of the LeBron vs. MJ debate. The NBA Finals haven’t even tipped off and that’s all we hear. Who is better, James or Jordan?...

Local teens advance in U.S. Open qualifying

If Andy Mayhew and Austin Greaser read or heard about my column in last Sunday’s paper, they might have considered quoting Mark Twain, who once said: “Rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated.” It was my impression after scouring results of many of the U.S. Open local qualifying events around the country that none of our golfers from the Dayton area had advanced to the sectional...
Walk-off home run beats Greenville in regional final

Walk-off home run beats Greenville in regional final

Jonathan Alder senior catcher Kayla Fredendall hit a two-run home run with two outs in the bottom of the ninth to beat Greenville 5-3 in a Division II regional final at Mason High School on Saturday. The third-ranked Lady Wave lost in the regional final for the third straight season. They finished the season 28-4. No. 9 Alder (23-4) will make it second state semifinal appearance and its first since...
5 firefighters, 2 residents hurt at high rise apartment fire

5 firefighters, 2 residents hurt at high rise apartment fire

Five firefighters were hurt while battling the fire at a high-rise apartment building in Dayton. The firefighters’ injuries were not considered life-threatening and they were transported from the scene on Belmonte Park North to the hospital for treatment, according to an official at the scene. Some firefighters suffered smoke inhalation and at least one suffered a shoulder injury, according...
Muslim man sues Little Caesars for $100M over 'halal' pizza dispute

Muslim man sues Little Caesars for $100M over 'halal' pizza dispute

A Muslim man in Michigan is suing Little Caesars for $100 million, claiming he was served a pizza labeled "halal" that contained pepperoni made with pork. The halal label means the pizza should be prepared in a way that follows Islamic law, and shouldn't contain pork. >> Read more trending news The lawsuit was filed by Mohamad Bazzi Thursday and seeks class-action status, The Detroit...
NWS rules out tornado in Preble County storm damage

NWS rules out tornado in Preble County storm damage

Storm damage from overnight in Preble County does not appear to be from a tornado, according to the National Weather Service in Wilmington. A forecaster inspected the area along Twin Township Road and other areas where trees were downed. "They all looked to have fallen in the same direction,” NWS said in a statement, concluding that the damage appears to have been from straight line winds...
ID released for Indiana man who never resurfaced at Grand Lake St. Marys

ID released for Indiana man who never resurfaced at Grand Lake St. Marys

The man who went overboard a pontoon boat overnight was identified as 48-year-old Kevin Mann of Portand, Indiana, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. The search will resume Sunday for Mann, who apparently jumped from the pontoon into the lake but never came back up, officials said. The search has been called off for tonight, but will resume Sunday to find the man who went overboard...
Englewood’s highest-paid employees: I-Team Payroll Project

Englewood’s highest-paid employees: I-Team Payroll Project

The city of Englewood paid five employees more than $100,000 last year, according to the I-Team Payroll Project searchable database of public employees. All five of the city’s six-figure earners were the city manager or department directors. They were among 64 city employees paid more than $50,000 last year. Local governments make payroll with your money, which is why the I-Team has...
West Carrollton’s downtown corridor target of new study

West Carrollton’s downtown corridor target of new study

West Carrollton is hiring a consultant to map the future of its West Central Avenue corridor, focusing on the former sites of two paper mills at the city’s center. A Columbus firm is the choice to perform the study, a strategic plan that involves the district spanning Central from Elm Street to Miami Avenue. It includes the former sites of the Fraser and Ahlstrom mills, the senior center, the...
Turkey issues arrest warrant for NBA star Enes Kanter

Turkey issues arrest warrant for NBA star Enes Kanter

The Turkish government issued an arrest warrant for Oklahoma City Thunder center Enes Kanter, accusing him of being a member of a terror group, according to The Daily Sabah, a pro-government Turkish newspaper. >> Read more trending news Kanter was detained at a Romanian airport over the weekend because his passport was canceled by Turkey. Kanter documented the experience on Twitter. ...
Psych! You won’t be able to tour Dayton Arcade after all 

Psych! You won’t be able to tour Dayton Arcade after all 

Sorry guys, you’ll likely need to scratch those plans of getting a rare look inside the Dayton Arcade.  Young Ohio Preservationists, a state historic preservation group, said it underestimated the number of people would be interested in seeing inside the historic building in the center of downtown Dayton June 3.  More than 900 people expressed interest in a tour of the building for...
Formula One's Fernando Alonso adds interest to Indy 500

Formula One's Fernando Alonso adds interest to Indy 500

After a rousing celebration of the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 last year, the question naturally followed: How could the 101st version of the legendary race be more than an anticlimax? Turns out one answer is Fernando Alonso. Alonso, a two-time Formula One champion who's having a middling season in that series, opted to skip the glamorous Monaco Grand Prix and instead travel to America's...
Power restored to nearly 5,500 after car crashes into high voltage power lines 

Power restored to nearly 5,500 after car crashes into high voltage power lines 

Power has been restored to all but 68 homes in Green County after a car crashed into a power pole holding high voltage power lines, according to DP&L spokesperson Kelly Millhouse. Troopers said no one was injured in the one-car crash that occurred just after 1 a.m. Saturday morning on Jasper Road in New Jasper Twp. Millhouse said DP&L crews remain on the scene to replace the pole and address...
West Michigan grand slam in 12th sinks Dragons

West Michigan grand slam in 12th sinks Dragons

The Dayton Dragons aren’t concerned with being the best team in minor league baseball. They just want to be the best in the Midwest League. They had a chance to do both Friday night. Dayton opened a four-game series against the West Michigan Whitecaps at Fifth Third Field in an East Division showdown. It was a battle through 12 innings until West Michigan’s Josh Lester unloaded on a 1-2...

H.S. Results for 5/26: Minster moves on in regional tourney

An early lead was all Minster baseball needed thanks to a dominant performance from Aaron Ernst in a Division IV regional semifinal on Friday. Ernst threw a complete game three-hitter and Minster moved on with a 6-1 win over New London. Minster will face Leipsic on Saturday at Patrick Henry with a bid to the state tournament on the line. Boys Tennis State Tournament: The Miami Valley doubles duo of...
Nothing worse than fifth, unless it’s a long jump win

Nothing worse than fifth, unless it’s a long jump win

Springfield junior Quincy Scott suffered the cruelest fate during Friday night’s Division I regional track and field finals at Welcome Stadium. Worse, he endured that twice. Scott placed fifth in the 100 meters in a clocking that had to be extended an extra digit (11.137) to separate him from fourth-place finisher Jordan Campbell of Lebanon (11.132). Then Scott matched that fifth-place effort...
Adleman gem leads Reds past Phillies

Adleman gem leads Reds past Phillies

Tim Adleman tossed eight innings of one-hit ball, Adam Duvall and Scott Schebler homered and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Philadelphia Phillies 5-2 on Friday night. Adleman (3-2) entered with a 6.19 ERA and hadn’t pitched more than seven innings in 19 career starts. But he looked like Greg Maddux against Philadelphia. Andres Blanco’s first-inning single was all the struggling Phillies...
Fairfield’s Kennedy headed to state in long jump

Fairfield’s Kennedy headed to state in long jump

Tyra Kennedy didn’t even make it to regionals in the long jump last year. Now the Fairfield High School junior is headed to state for the first time as the Division I, Region 4 champion. Kennedy won the long jump with ease Friday on the final day of regional competition at the Welcome Stadium, then also qualified for state along with the Indians’ third-place 400-meter relay team. After...
Heartbreak: Extra-inning loss ends Carlisle’s baseball season

Heartbreak: Extra-inning loss ends Carlisle’s baseball season

It was bound to be a season-ending gut punch for somebody. Jake Glover just didn’t think his Carlisle High School baseball team would be on the receiving end Friday. The Indians were left to ponder what might have been as their bid for a Division III state tournament berth came up just short, with Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy scratching out an eighth-inning run to triumph 2-1 in a regional...
Wildcats Smith, Scott sweep highs, long jump in D-I regional

Wildcats Smith, Scott sweep highs, long jump in D-I regional

Dyier Smith has been stacking up the championship hardware since he first pulled on his navy blue jumpsuit with “WILDCATS” emblazoned on his chest. But you wouldn’t know it. Sure enough, the junior standout hurdler added more championship memories by winning the Division I regional track and field 110-meter high hurdles Friday night at Welcome Stadium. His 14.63 clocking into a slight...
Baseball: Russia rallies to top Fort Loramie in regional semis

Baseball: Russia rallies to top Fort Loramie in regional semis

Russia struggled to hit against Fort Loramie’s Jared Middendorf in four regular season games in the last two years, including two losses earlier this season in Shelby County League play. But in the late innings of a regional semifinal on Friday, Russia got six hits off Middendorf and reliever Eli Rosengarten to spark a comeback victory. The Raiders scored six runs in late innings to claim an...
CJ tops Waynesville, earns shot at regional title

CJ tops Waynesville, earns shot at regional title

Garrett Wissman has pitched better games this season by his reckoning. He’s also had better days at the plate, but none of the games he played this season for Chaminade Julienne High School’s baseball team match the combined effort he put together Friday. Wissman pitched six innings of three-hit, one-run ball before tiring in the seventh and drove in two runs with two hits, leading the...

UD Arena removes tartan floor as part of $72M upgrade

After more than a decade of service, the old tartan floor from the UD Arena is getting prepped to be dismantled. This comes as the University of Dayton is planning several upgrades to the arena over the next few years that will total $72 million to the venue at 1801 S. Edwin C. Moses Blvd. in Dayton. One last unofficial game took place today on the court, as alumni paid their last respects before...
Waynesville group anoints queen for a day

Waynesville group anoints queen for a day

The second Waynesville Merchants Association Queen for a Day contest winner is Carol Westra of Fairfield. More than 20 participating Waynesville business owners joined in this fun event. The contest organizers were Debbie Tischler (Peddler House) and Patti Stone (Haberdashery). Before, and through Mother’s Day, whenever someone shopped or dined at designated Waynesville businesses, a name was...
8 dead in shooting spree in rural Mississippi, suspect arrested after manhunt

8 dead in shooting spree in rural Mississippi, suspect arrested after manhunt

Mississippi authorities have a suspect in custody in the overnight shooting deaths of eight people, including a Lincoln County sheriff’s deputy. Alleged shooter Willie Cory Godbolt, of Bogue Chitto, Mississippi, about 70 miles outside Jackson, has been arrested and charged in the killing spree, investigators said. The Clarion-Ledger reported that Godbolt’s murder spree started late...
Kidnapping survivor Elizabeth Smart shows off new baby

Kidnapping survivor Elizabeth Smart shows off new baby

Kidnapping survivor Elizabeth Smart has posted photos of her new baby boy on Instragram. The photos feature her husband Matthew Gilmour, daughter Chloe, 2, and newborn son James. “These people are my whole world,” Smart wrote in a caption of a family portrait. “Whenever I look at them I realize how fortunate I am. I hope I never forget what a blessing a safe, healthy, happy family...
Fire ravages historic building near bike trail in downtown Loveland

Fire ravages historic building near bike trail in downtown Loveland

A massive fire overnight damaged a historic building in Loveland in a popular part of the city for shopping and outdoor activities. West Loveland Avenue near the Little Miami Scenic Bike Trail is closed to pedestrians and motorists as Loveland-Symmes firefighters continue working after responding to the fire call around 1:30 a.m., according to our news partner in Cincinnati, WCPO-Ch. 9....
Counting on student loan forgiveness? Don't bet on it

Counting on student loan forgiveness? Don't bet on it

Nearly half of college students surveyed earlier this year said they expected to be helped by the federal government's various student loan forgiveness programs. But new government figures suggest that their hoped-for windfall won't be that generous. In a first-of-its-kind public analysis, the U.S. Department of the Education projects that borrowers who next year enroll in loan forgiveness programs...
4 children, mother kidnapped at gunpoint found, police still searching for suspect

4 children, mother kidnapped at gunpoint found, police still searching for suspect

An Amber Alert in Tennessee for four children and their mother is over after authorities located the family, according to a Facebook post from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. The family was  kidnapped at gunpoint in Lexington early Sunday morning.  Investigators are still searching for the suspect identified as Octavious Crout, 28. Investigators say Crout abducted Amanda Manley Crout...
WATCH: Park Layne tornado caught on traffic camera

WATCH: Park Layne tornado caught on traffic camera

One of the five tornadoes to touch down in the Miami Valley Wednesday evening was caught on an ODOT traffic camera. The camera, focusing on the I-70/I-675 interchange, captures a view of the storm spinning over the Park Layne area at 9:11 p.m. Wednesday. Five tornadoes, confirmed by the National Weather Service, struck the Miami Valley during Wednesday’s storms. The Park Layne twister and one...
Opinion: On JFK's 100th birthday, Trump repudiates his legacy

Opinion: On JFK's 100th birthday, Trump repudiates his legacy

Former presidents George H.W. Bush and Jimmy Carter are both over 90, and still with us — making it just barely conceivable that John F. Kennedy might have lived to celebrate his 100th birthday on Monday, if he had not been assassinated in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963. Surely JFK would have noted a contrast between his Jan. 20, 1961, inaugural address and that of his succcessor Donald Trump...
Study: Dads’ brains respond differently to daughters than sons

Study: Dads’ brains respond differently to daughters than sons

Fathers with toddler daughters are more attentive and responsive to their needs than fathers with toddler sons, according to a study published in an American Psychological Association journal. >> Read more trending news  Behavorial Neuroscience journal. Fathers of young boys engaged in more rough-and-tumble play and used more achievement-related language, while fathers of daughters...
Ohio congressman leading effort to keep Republicans in power in House

Ohio congressman leading effort to keep Republicans in power in House

On Wednesday afternoon, Columbus-area Rep. Steve Stivers, the head of the National Republican Congressional Committee, predicted the GOP candidate in an unexpectedly tight special election in Montana would eke out a win. A few hours later, that GOP candidate, Greg Gianforte, reportedly body–slammed a reporter minutes before what was to be the last campaign rally before Election Day. Gianforte...
Gal Gadot, Lynda Carter meet at ‘Wonder Woman’ premiere

Gal Gadot, Lynda Carter meet at ‘Wonder Woman’ premiere

Two are more wonderful than one. Gal Gadot and Lynda Carter met, embraced and posed for photographs at Thursday’s premiere of “Wonder Woman” in Hollywood, ETOnline reported. >> Read more trending news Carter, 65, made the Wonder Woman character famous during its television series run from 1975 to 1979. Gadot is starring in the movie version, which debuts nationally on...
Girl turns Justin Trudeau’s office into a pillow fort

Girl turns Justin Trudeau’s office into a pillow fort

A 5-year-old girl who got to be prime minister for a day in Canada put Justin Trudeau to work, directing him in building a pillow fort, the Huffington Post reported. >> Read more trending news When Bella Thompson won a CBC Kids’ contest, she went to Trudeau, Canada’s prime minister, and made her unique request. Trudeau obliged, rearranging his desk to build the shelter...
You can make the best doughnuts you'll ever eat. Here's how.

You can make the best doughnuts you'll ever eat. Here's how.

It's easy to wax poetic about doughnuts. Whether they're light as air and melt in your mouth or caky and sugarcoated, ready to dunk, who can pass up a fresh one? The best are made by hand with wholesome ingredients. Even the ones that start with a mix - and those include your Krispy Kremes and Dunkin' Donuts - still taste pretty good, to be honest. It's fried dough. For me, the perfect yeasted doughnut...
A shiny new ride above the sand at the Jersey Shore

A shiny new ride above the sand at the Jersey Shore

SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J. — It was one of the indelible images of the wrath of Hurricane Sandy: a famous Jersey Shore roller coaster reduced to a twisted, mangled wreck in the surf off Seaside Heights, its decades-old iron and steel slicing the coming waves.  It was removed months later, but the gash along the coast remained for years, the emptiness above the rehabilitated pier an ever-present...
Father fashions feeding tube to match son’s

Father fashions feeding tube to match son’s

A Virginia man continues to show support for his young son, who was born with a congenital heart defect, by sharing a photo of himself and the 3-year-old boy wearing feeding tubes. >> Read more trending news Robert Selby, whose son Chace requires a feeding tube, fashioned one of his own and glued it on to match his son in the Instagram photo, WTVR reported. “This was actually a picture...
Obama meets with Prince Harry in London

Obama meets with Prince Harry in London

Former President Barack Obama was welcomed to London’s Kensington Palace by Prince Harry on Saturday, CNN reported. >> Read more trending news "They discussed a range of shared interests including support for veterans, mental health, conservation, empowering young people and the work of their respective foundations," Kensington Palace said in a statement. They also discussed...
Showers, storms return later today

Showers, storms return later today

The chance for showers and storms returns, with the best chances coming around sunset, Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar said.  A few isolated showers and storms will be possible through the afternoon. Into the evening hours, the better chance for widespread showers and storms returns. Some could be strong to severe with gusty winds and locally heavy rain the biggest threats. Highs will...
Jet owned by Elvis fetches $430,000 at auction

Jet owned by Elvis fetches $430,000 at auction

A red 1962 Lockheed Jetstar private jet once owned by Elvis Presley sold for $430,000 at a California auction featuring celebrity memorabilia on Saturday. >> Read more trending news The plane had been sitting on a New Mexico tarmac for 35 years before it was consigned for sale, GWS Auctions said. It was owned by Presley and his father, Vernon, according to Liveauctioneers.com. The...
Man causes delay of TV newscast in New Mexico

Man causes delay of TV newscast in New Mexico

Saturday night’s newscast at a New Mexico television station was delayed when a man attempted to break into the facility, station officials said. >> Read more trending news On its Facebook pace, KOB in Albuquerque apologized for the delay. Just before 10 p.m., a man began pounding on the front door of the station. Officials called the police, but in the meantime the man gained access...
101-year-old Alabama man gets high school diploma

101-year-old Alabama man gets high school diploma

Thursday night’s graduation ceremony at an Alabama high school included a man who finally earned his diploma after 84 years. At 101 years old, John Presley Motes graduated with Goshen High School’s Class of 2017, but he is older than his classmates — and also older than the school officials who handed him his diploma. Motes was born in Pike County, Alabama, on Sept. 10, 1915, according...
Half-hour long pursuit down Ohio 235 ends with pickup in ditch

Half-hour long pursuit down Ohio 235 ends with pickup in ditch

Multiple state troopers have ended a nearly half-hour long pursuit on Ohio 235 in Clark County, according to dispatchers.  Dispatchers said troopers were pursuing a pickup truck out of Greene County in the chase that ended just before midnight. Little is known about what began the pursuit on Ohio 4 around 11:26 p.m., or the man troopers were chasing.  Dispatchers said the pursuit ended when...
U2 makes post-concert stop at Whataburger in Houston 

U2 makes post-concert stop at Whataburger in Houston 

After another grueling concert on the road, U2 can be forgiven for acting in mysterious ways. The Irish rock ’n’ roll band finished their show in Houston on Wednesday night and decided to eat at a local Whataburger, KDFW reported. >> Read more trending news After arriving, members of the band posed for photographs with some police officers, including Adam Clayton, who was...

The one fool-proof way to stop a child’s threats

Dear Kid Whisperer, What do I do when my 4-year-old threatens to do something? Yesterday, we were painting and she took a small jar of oil paint, tipped it so that it was about to spill all over the floor, looked at me, and smiled. I told her that she better not spill the paint, and that she would be in a lot of trouble if she spilled the paint. I counted to three. As I started to say “three&rdquo...

Supreme Court may ease path for Kettering teen adult murder charges

An Ohio Supreme Court ruling last week paves the way for a Kettering teen facing murder charges to be tried as an adult in the homicide of a Fairmont High School student, according to the Montgomery County prosecutor. RELATED: Supreme Court reverses its ruling on juveniles being tried as adults Prosecutor Mat Heck indicated Friday his office plans to file for an automatic transfer to adult court in...
Athlete of the Week Kenton Ridge High School

Athlete of the Week Kenton Ridge High School

Name: Jessica Pitt School: Kenton Ridge High School Grade: 12 Age: 18 Sports: Bowling Claim to fame/honors: 2016 Individual State Champion Words you live by: “No drive no five.” Toughest opponent: Northwestern Biggest influence: My dad Game-day rituals: Eat extra cheddar goldfish What’s on your bedroom walls: Pictures of friends and awards When I’m bored I like to …...

Opinion: Assault on Guardian reporter is not a gray area

The first question you have to wonder concerning the assault and battery allegedly committed by Montana congressional candidate Greg Gianforte is: How could he possibly have put out a miserable, lying cover story when there were at least four witnesses in the room? The second question is: Do you regret early voting yet? Here’s the account from Greg Gianforte’s press aide Shane Scanlon...
Student of the Week Kenton Ridge High School

Student of the Week Kenton Ridge High School

Name: Taylor Thompson School: Kenton Ridge High School Grade: 12 Age: 17 Extra-curricular: I am involved with our school’s band, choir and the musical department. I am the secretary of Student Council for the class of 2017 and am a member of National Honor Society, French Honor Society and Leo Club. I also played soccer and ran track my freshman and sophomore years of high school. Words you...
$8 wine at Aldi wins prestigious award

$8 wine at Aldi wins prestigious award

The wine features ripe summer stone fruits, a generous acid palate and a crisp finish, sommeliers note. It’s called “The Exquisite Collection Cotes de Provence Rosé” and it recently ranked as one of the best wines in the world when it earned a silver award at the International Wine Challenge. And it sells for about $8 at Aldi. "We have been working closely with renowned...
Man shot in hand, leg during large fight in Springfield

Man shot in hand, leg during large fight in Springfield

A Springfield man was shot in the hand and leg tonight in the 1800 block of Rutland Avenue in Springfield. “It originally came in as a large fight,” Sgt. Jeff Williams of the Springfield Police Division said. Later, the report was updated around 8:30 p.m. that someone had been shot. The gunshot victim was taken to Springfield Regional Medical Center. His name and age were not released...
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