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East Cleveland and Cleveland are the most miserable places in Ohio, according to one web site.

After collecting a variety of data and crunching some numbers, was able to compile a list of the most miserable cities in the Buckeye State.

They took information from the Census’s American Community Survey 2010 - 2014 report for the criteria, which includes: percentage of residents with a college degree, average commute times, unemployment rates, cost of living, percent of married couples, percent of home owners and poverty rate.


Clinton picks Kaine

Clinton says running mate Kaine gets things done

Updated 28 mins ago — 

Hillary Clinton has made her pick and now it's time to team up with running mate Tim Kaine for the Democratic ticket's first public event.

They'll be at Florida International University in Miami later Saturday.

The bilingual Kaine may prove to be a valuable asset in Spanish-language media as the campaign appeals to Hispanic-Americans turned off by Republican Donald Trump's harsh rhetoric about immigrants.



Body found may be of missing Ohio woman

Body found may be of missing Ohio woman

Updated 1:27 p.m. — 

The discovery of remains may have brought to an end the search for a 20-year-old woman who went missing Tuesday evening in Fulton County, Ohio.

Investigators believe the body of Sierah Joughin, of Metamora, was found around 6 p.m. Friday, according to a report from the Toledo Blade.

A positive identification of the body is pending as an autopsy is set to be performed by the Lucas County Coroner’s Office, according to the Blade’s report.

Authorities have charged 57-year-old James D. Worley in the case. Worley lives five miles from where the woman’s bicycle was found. The search for Joughin was focused in and around the suspect’s property, according to the Blade.



Warren County calls on crime fighters using fish finder technology

Warren County calls on crime fighters using fish finder technology

Tammy and Dennis Watters were headed for Oklahoma on Friday, the next stop on their latest tour of locations around the nation in need of their special underwater-search skills.

They had been unable to locate the automatic rifle allegedly used in an active-shooter incident last month in Warren County that wounded the suspect’s father and a sheriff’s deputy and that placed the area on lockdown.


Scoochie Smith: Time with Dayton Flyers has gone by fast

Scoochie Smith: Time with Dayton Flyers has gone by fast

Scoochie Smith keeps hearing the same thing from fans of the Dayton Flyers.

“I’m sad it’s your last year,” they tell him.

“It goes by so fast,” Smith says. “I can’t believe it’s my last year. I remember when I first got here.”

Three years ago, the 6-foot-2 point guard from the Bronx, N.Y., and the Putnam Science Academy in Connecticut arrived on campus with two other freshmen, forward Kendall Pollard and guard Kyle Davis.



Clark County plane crash victims identified

The FAA has taken over the investigation because of the known circumstances around the crash, NTSB Air Safety Investigator Joshua Lindberg said Friday night.

The pilot, believed to be 81-year-old Levon King, of Dearborn, Mich., was communicating with air traffic controllers in Columbus but investigators still had no information on the departure location or where King was headed.


‘Affordable luxury’ works for Shops by Todd
Thomas Gnau/Staff

‘Affordable luxury’ works for Shops by Todd

For Shops by Todd Inc., bringing “affordable luxury” to customers has been a rewarding journey. The latest reward for the company is one of the best views from a downtown Dayton corporate office.

Shops by Todd, the business behind 18 Midwest retail shops, is anchoring itself in downtown’s newest business district — the Water Street District steps from the Great Miami River.


Many factors broke Wright State’s debate dream
Ty Greenlees

Many factors broke Wright State’s debate dream

As Wright State University gained worldwide attention in 2008 for providing the stage where presidential hopeful John McCain introduced Sarah Palin as his running mate, WSU political science chair Donna Schlagheck had a bold idea.

Why couldn’t Wright State host a presidential debate?

The answer, it turns out, was that the university could try, but it wouldn’t be able to pull it off.


 >>> Lack of revenue leads to deficits for WSU athletics

>>> 5 pieces of advice for Wright State University from debate veterans



Dayton schools admit public records error

Dayton schools admit public records error

Dayton Public Schools improperly denied a resident’s public information request, then turned over the same document to this newspaper with no objection.

Mario Gallin said she requested a copy of the “settlement agreement” between former superintendent Lori Ward and Dayton’s board of education after it was referenced at the June 25 school board meeting.

DPS staff attorney Jyllian Guerriero responded July 1 to Gallin, a former school board member, that “the agreement between Ms. Ward and the Board is attorney-client privileged, and not subject to public records requests.”


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