Sinclair considers buying 40 acres near I-675 for new learning center

Sinclair Community College could spend between $6 million and $10 million to open a new learning center in southeast Montgomery County near Interstate 675. The college is considering buying 40 acres of land including a building at 5800 Clyo Road in Centerville, Sinclair officials told the Dayton Daily News. The 100,000-square-foot building is currently home to Far Hills Church. Sinclair has signed...


Democrats attempt rebranding with populist new agenda

Democrats attempt rebranding with populist new agenda

Democratic leaders believe they lost to President Donald Trump partly because voters don't know what the party stands for. So they're trying to rebrand themselves with a new slogan and a populist new agenda as they look ahead to the 2018 midterms. It's called "A Better Deal" and House and Senate Democratic leaders are rolling it out Monday afternoon in Berryville, Virginia. They're intentionally...
Prison guards didn’t know inmate on bus was being murdered

Prison guards didn’t know inmate on bus was being murdered

Two-time convicted killer Casey Pigge sat in the very back of the prison bus on Feb. 1, out of sight of the three state corrections officers sitting up front. Just two days before Pigge was wrapped in a straitjacket as he pleaded guilty to the February 2016 murder of his cellmate at the Lebanon Correctional Institute, Luther Wade of Springfield. Pigge’s assault on Wade came after he was convicted...
Tree falls in strong storms, but you’ll never guess what's inside

Tree falls in strong storms, but you’ll never guess what's inside

A chainsaw was no use for crews trying to clear a tree from a roadway following Friday’s strong storms in Urbana. “It laid across the road there, nobody could get in or out,” said Sonny Iman about the fallen tree on Reynolds Street.  And, it was full of honeybees, so the Urbana mayor called on a local beekeeper. “They are not allowed to kill them ... so they wanted to...
Carlisle baby alive at birth, prosecutor says after teen mom in court

Carlisle baby alive at birth, prosecutor says after teen mom in court

An infant whose remains were found buried last week in a Carlisle backyard died more than two months ago but was alive at birth, not stillborn, court records and prosecutors revealed Friday. Brooke Skylar Richardson, the 18-year-old mother now charged with reckless homicide, spent just more than two minutes in a Warren County courtroom Friday. On Friday evening, Warren County Prosecutor David Fornshell...
Employers less likely to hire applicants with no social media presence

Employers less likely to hire applicants with no social media presence

While job applicants are used to being told to ditch the beer pictures on Facebook, more than half of U.S. companies now are less likely to interview a candidate who has no online presence. A national survey conducted by Harris Poll on behalf of CareerBuilder found that more than 57 percent of employers are less likely to interview a candidate they can’t find online. The majority of companies...
What will new downtown library do about vagrants?

What will new downtown library do about vagrants?

As the Dayton Metro Library prepares to unveil its new, $64 million flagship downtown building, officials know the old library had a perception problem: people not comfortable going there for fear of vagrants and panhandlers. “It keeps coming up,” said library director Timothy Kambitsch in a recent interview. He said security is increased in the new building with more security guards and...
Chipotle food issues: Does your local restaurant have violations?

Chipotle food issues: Does your local restaurant have violations?

Chipotle’s stock has taken a hit this week following foodborne illness issues at a restaurant in Virginia and a report of rodents scurrying around one of their restaurants in Texas. Chipotle executives told Business Insider that the chain temporarily closed a restaurant in Sterling, Va., after a small number of customers reported symptoms like vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain, dehydration and...
3 junk foods that scream Dayton

3 junk foods that scream Dayton

Dayton loves its junk. And by junk, we mean sugary and/or salty treats that send your mind back to those carefree days of childhood. You know what we mean by carefree days of childhood.  Those days where you could eat an entire box of Little Debbie Fudge Rounds every day and not gain a pound.  The good ole days.  Luckily there are tons of junk foods you can sink your teeth in (and...
Look it up: How much have property values changed in your community?

Look it up: How much have property values changed in your community?

With the exception of one jurisdiction, residential property values in each of Montgomery County’s 28 municipalities and townships climbed over the last three years, Montgomery County Auditor Karl Keith said during a presentation at Sinclair Community College.  Properties in just four of Dayton’s southern suburbs accounted for more than half of a nearly $1.2 billion overall market...
50 local restaurants serving up a week’s worth of special deals next week

50 local restaurants serving up a week’s worth of special deals next week

Get your forks ready. The Summer Restaurant Week promotion runs July 23-30 offering meals from nearly 50 restaurants across the Dayton area ranging in price from $20.17-$30.17. The restaurant week promotion was established more than a decade ago as a way to generate interest traffic to local restaurants and help give diners a chance to explore the menu at a more affordable price point.  It&rsquo...
Scott Pruitt spent much of early months at EPA traveling home, report says

Scott Pruitt spent much of early months at EPA traveling home, report says

Scott Pruitt, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency, traveled to his home state, Oklahoma, 10 times over three months this year, largely at taxpayer expense, according to a report released Monday.   The findings from the Environmental Integrity Project, a nonprofit group founded by former EPA officials, are drawn from Pruitt’s calendar and the travel expenses he has submitted...
Read Jared Kushner’s statement in advance of his Senate testimony

Read Jared Kushner’s statement in advance of his Senate testimony

Jared Kushner, a top aide to his father-in-law President Donald Trump, will appear before a Senate committee on Monday to answer questions about Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Prior to his testimony, Kushner released an 11-page statement detailing his meetings with Russian diplomats, his role in the Trump campaign and the security forms he filled out and later amended. Kushner...
Photographing the eclipse: Time to prepare is now

Photographing the eclipse: Time to prepare is now

Budding photographers should start making the list of equipment they need now before next month’s show in the sky. >> Read more trending news Many know they’re not supposed to look directly at the eclipse with the naked eye, but some may not realize that the lens on your camera will not offer any protection for your vision, KGW reported. Nikon says that despite the fact that the...
Gas price increase could continue in the coming months

Gas price increase could continue in the coming months

DAYTON — Average retail gasoline prices in Dayton have risen 10.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.22 per gallon on Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 391 gas outlets in Dayton. This compares with the national average that has increased 2.1 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.27 per gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.   ...
Republicans are in full control of government — but losing control of their party

Republicans are in full control of government — but losing control of their party

  Six months after seizing complete control of the federal government, the Republican Party stands divided as ever — plunged into a messy war among its factions that has escalated in recent weeks to crisis levels.   Frustrated lawmakers are increasingly sounding off at a White House awash in turmoil and struggling to accomplish its legislative agenda. President Donald Trump...
Teen accused of DUI, livestreaming Instagram video of crash that killed sister

Teen accused of DUI, livestreaming Instagram video of crash that killed sister

A California teen is accused of driving under the influence and livestreaming video of a crash that killed her sister. According to KFSN, Obdulia Sanchez, 18, of Stockton, was arrested Friday and charged with DUI and vehicular manslaughter while under the influence in the Merced County crash, which left her sister, 14-year-old Jacqueline Sanchez, dead and another girl "badly injured." The...
Microsoft Paint to be depreciated in next Windows release, could be removed in future

Microsoft Paint to be depreciated in next Windows release, could be removed in future

It’s been around since the early days of Microsoft Windows, but a start menu staple may soon be no more. Microsoft developers have announced that Paint, the simple drawing program that many would-be digital artists got their start on, is being depreciated, meaning that it is no longer in active development. The change in status could also mean it might be removed in future releases. >>...
Anthony Scaramucci said he wants Sarah Sanders ‘to continue to use the hair and makeup person’

Anthony Scaramucci said he wants Sarah Sanders ‘to continue to use the hair and makeup person’

Anthony Scaramucci had nothing but glowing praise for new White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders when he made the rounds on morning shows on Sunday.   "I think Sarah does a great job. She's an incredibly warm person. She's incredibly authentic," the new White House communications director told Jake Tapper on CNN's "State of the Union," even adding that he's...
Senate Republicans plan to plow ahead with health-care vote this week

Senate Republicans plan to plow ahead with health-care vote this week

The Senate returns to Washington on Monday with its GOP leaders determined to vote this week on their years-long quest to demolish the Affordable Care Act, even though the goal remains mired in political and substantive uncertainties.   Central questions include whether enough Senate Republicans will converge on any version of their leaders' health-care plan and whether significant aspects...
Buyers stretch out car loans to record lengths to lower monthly bills

Buyers stretch out car loans to record lengths to lower monthly bills

The length of loans for new vehicles hit an all-time high last month, as buyers took on more debt and stretched their budgets for increasingly expensive cars and trucks.  The average length of an auto loan hit a record of 69.3 months in June, according to research from Edmunds.com, up almost 7 percent compared to five years ago. And Clark County lenders said it’s no longer uncommon to see...
Elevated bike path on train tracks likely years away in Dayton

Elevated bike path on train tracks likely years away in Dayton

Judging by responses on social media, many people want what the city of Dayton wants: To see an unused rail line near downtown transformed into an elevated bike trail and public park. But even if the city is able to negotiate a deal to buy the rail line from owner Northfolk Southern — perhaps the biggest obstacle facing the project — it could still take years before a park and recreational...
Travel Tips: How to dine well — and properly — in another country

Travel Tips: How to dine well — and properly — in another country

When you’re traveling internationally, eating at local restaurants is an opportunity to learn about that country’s culture and customs, says Gert Kopera, the executive vice president of global restaurants for Hakkasan Group, a collection of 41 restaurants worldwide. But, Kopera said, dining out can also make travelers uncomfortable. “Dining etiquette and traditions vary by country...
Key stat to look at before you start your fantasy football draft

Key stat to look at before you start your fantasy football draft

There are many draft strategies available in fantasy football, but the one that gives the most consistent results is betting on players who get a large volume of opportunities throughout the season. After all, more touches (carries plus targets) mean more opportunities to score points — the five highest-scoring players by position in points-per-reception (PPR) leagues last season averaged fifth...
Trump’s new team offers muddled messages on sanctions, pardons

Trump’s new team offers muddled messages on sanctions, pardons

The White House offered conflicting views Sunday of whether President Trump supports the Russia sanctions legislation in Congress, with his top spokesmen contradicting one another just days after launching plans for a more effective messaging strategy.   If Trump was hoping his communications shake-up would bring a fresh approach for a White House that has struggled to respond to a constant...
Kushner to face both intelligence committees this week

Kushner to face both intelligence committees this week

Congressional investigators will question senior White House adviser Jared Kushner on Monday, as the multiple probes into contacts between Russia and the Trump campaign intensify and focus more directly on those closest to the president.   Kushner is scheduled to meet behind closed doors with the Senate Intelligence Committee on Monday, then be questioned — again in private &mdash...
Lime, sugar and rum: A true Brazilian caipirinha is a thing of beauty

Lime, sugar and rum: A true Brazilian caipirinha is a thing of beauty

When it comes to even the simplest of cocktails, proper technique matters. My husband, Otavio, and I were at a restaurant recently and there was a caipirinha on the craft cocktail menu. A native of Brazil, my husband asked what brand of cachaca they used (low-end but perfectly acceptable) and ordered one.  The drink arrived with two floating slivers of lime. “This is not a caipirinha,&rdquo...
How the NBA made the summer league a real thing and stole July

How the NBA made the summer league a real thing and stole July

More than a month has passed since the NBA's last competitive game, but a funny thing is taking place: the league has remained as relevant in July as it was when the Warriors were cutting down the Cavaliers in June. That's because the NBA offseason has taken over the slowest month on the sports calendar, the one that falls between the end of the league's championship round and the start of NFL training...
Drink ‘Game of Thrones’ wine. It’s so much better than getting beheaded.

Drink ‘Game of Thrones’ wine. It’s so much better than getting beheaded.

When you play the game of thrones, you win or you die. But when you play the “Game of Thrones” wine tasting, everybody wins. Also nobody gets stabbed, decapitated, disemboweled, impaled, poisoned, burned alive, blown into a million little pieces or shoved out the Moon Door.  The HBO series based on George R.R. Martin’s novels is back, and we are maybe a little too excited about...

You don't need to go full vegan to get the vegan benefits

Cutting meat and dairy out of your diet is hard. Staying healthy while you do it can be harder. The wrong kind of exclusively plant-based diet, one that includes a lot of refined grains and sweetened beverages, can actually increase the risk of coronary heart disease, according to a new study from Harvard University. On the other hand, reducing your intake of animal products while boosting your consumption...
Something old: Historic bank's beauty lures brides-to-be

Something old: Historic bank's beauty lures brides-to-be

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Second Bank of the United States might not be Philadelphia's top tourist draw, having to compete with neighbors like Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell, but its regal architecture is luring a whole different type of visitor: wedding photographers and soon-to-be brides and grooms.  The Greek Revival-style bank is one of the most popular places for wedding photos...
Soccer gets second look as video replay arrives

Soccer gets second look as video replay arrives

The referee on the soccer field had just awarded a penalty kick, but he would not learn whether it was justified unless a man sitting in a modular trailer beyond the end line told him so. That man, Kevin Terry Jr., pressed a button glowing purple to replay the incident, then scooted forward to assess the play on a 27-inch tablet. Terry zoomed in tight on the players. He swapped camera angles and adjusted...

You should never eat food on planes, and other jet-set tips

Those of us who love to travel always want to make sure we're doing it right. So we're talking to globe-trotters in all of our luxury fields-food, wine, fashion, cars, real estate-to learn about their high-end hacks, tips, and off-the-wall experiences. These are the Distinguished Travel Hackers.  Melissa Biggs Bradley is the founder of luxury travel firm Indagare. The membership-based travel...
No mystery about legendary status of Cape Town’s ‘Nellie’ hotel

No mystery about legendary status of Cape Town’s ‘Nellie’ hotel

It may remain a mystery as to which room Agatha Christie chose to reside in while at the Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel in Cape Town, South Africa, but no doubt she would have been perfectly at home writing her mysteries in my suite, albeit considerably updated since she was there in 1922. I can also well imagine Sir Winston Churchill smoking his cigar while soaking in a steaming bathtub during the Boer...
The NFL didn’t want to be ‘No Fun League.’ It just happened that way

The NFL didn’t want to be ‘No Fun League.’ It just happened that way

There never was a mandate, those who made the NFL's rules over the years recall, to suck the joy out of whatever Terrell Owens, Chad Johnson or Joe Horn might do to punctuate a touchdown. There was no single incident that was the catalyst, as they remember it, and mostly there was no particular person or team campaigning to keep such things as drably buttoned-down as possible. The NFL never set out...
New Brown Street restaurant offering mouth-watering happy hour 

New Brown Street restaurant offering mouth-watering happy hour 

Now here’s a happy hour the Greek Gods would approve of. The Gyro Room, 1124 Brown St. near the University of Dayton, is offering daily happy hours.  The happiness and “opas” comes in the form of a delicious discount on one of the most delectable gyros in the Dayton area. The restaurant's regular lamb and beef gyros will sell for $5 each from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m....
Kiffin's desire to win at FAU highlighted by Kendal Briles hire

Kiffin's desire to win at FAU highlighted by Kendal Briles hire

Lane Kiffin flies commercial. He's like everyone else, waiting for their group number to be called while fidgeting with a boarding pass. He estimates he was somewhere around row 32C for his flight to DFW International Airport for last week's Conference USA media days. The coach with layovers at prestigious schools is now at Florida Atlantic, a program without a private plane. On Thursday at the DFW...
North of Nordic: A young chef invents ‘Neo-Fjordic’ cuisine 

North of Nordic: A young chef invents ‘Neo-Fjordic’ cuisine 

“So this little ball of depressing represents the past of Norwegian food,” said chef Christopher Haatuft as he lovingly set down a drab bite of smoked mackerel butter on rye-pumpernickel bread. “This one is the future, the way it should be,” he said, pointing to a snowy pile of sugar-and-salt-cured halibut, garnished with horseradish shavings and baby alfalfa. “And this...
What the magician Penn Jillette can’t travel without

What the magician Penn Jillette can’t travel without

The magician and author Penn Jillette performs live shows with his partner, Teller, in Las Vegas 46 weeks of the year. Their television show, “Penn & Teller: Fool Us!,” started its fourth season on July 13. “Presto!,” Jillette’s book about losing more than 100 pounds, was published last summer.  He lives in Las Vegas (“Las Vegas is like living on the moon;...

A first solo jaunt, in the company of anxiety

Standing alone, fretting and perspiring on Independence Mall, I knew it was crunch time: Did I want to spend my final hours in Philadelphia in line waiting for a chance to peek at the Liberty Bell or did I want to see the world's first pizza museum?  Many people, understandably, would have chosen the former. History, patriotism, America. I get it.   Thankfully, in that moment, I had...
How to dine well — and properly — in another country

How to dine well — and properly — in another country

When you’re traveling internationally, eating at local restaurants is an opportunity to learn about that country’s culture and customs, says Gert Kopera, the executive vice president of global restaurants for Hakkasan Group, a collection of 41 restaurants worldwide. But, Kopera said, dining out can also make travelers uncomfortable. “Dining etiquette and traditions vary by country...
At Elwha River, forests, fish and flowers where there were dams and lakes

At Elwha River, forests, fish and flowers where there were dams and lakes

OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK, Wash. — With easy road access to trails open for the first time in years, and the river valley in full summer splendor, the Elwha beckons as never before.  Where once there was a dam, today tourists are enjoying the newest interpretive attraction at Olympic National Park, about the world’s biggest-ever dam-removal experiment.   Visitors can perch on...
It's too hot to cook, but this easy dinner will keep you cool

It's too hot to cook, but this easy dinner will keep you cool

I used to have all the time in the world to make dinner. See, I was a freelance food writer, and it was my job to obsess about what to cook, how to cook it and how to frame it for an Instagram post. Then I did something crazy - took a full-time legit job as editorial director at cookbook publisher Clarkson Potter. And now . . . those languid days of dinner dreaming are gone, baby, gone. Even though...
How to make the most of Dayton’s new indoor bike park

How to make the most of Dayton’s new indoor bike park

We’ve already told you it’s open. Now we’re going to help you get the most out of Mike’s Bike Park, at 1300 E. First St. A supportive community, along with a burning desire to ride year-round prompted Mike Bisig to make his dream of creating an indoor bike park a reality. The two-story bike park has been a labor of love for Bisig and more than 100 volunteers who helped transform...
Coaches, players continue adjusting to lighter camps

Coaches, players continue adjusting to lighter camps

Hey, hold on. You can't do that. Not anymore.  When 10 years' worth of labor peace came to the NFL in 2011, so did a massive change in the rules governing practice — during the season, the offseason and, most especially, in training camps. Lengthy double sessions, the dreaded by players two-a-days, became a shorter session and a walkthrough.  Hitting anywhere outside the games themselves...
Dress up mealtime with DIY flavored butters

Dress up mealtime with DIY flavored butters

There on the table were four scoops of flavor, each more alluring than the last, along with slices of a baguette. Where to begin, when the options are salted maple, blueberry basil, raspberry with pickled rhubarb, and chocolate?  On another day, I would have been fooled into thinking these were treats from the freezer. But not today, as I sat across from Beth Fisher, who has taken on the role...
Summer of '77: When Cubs, Sox seemed destined for  World Series

Summer of '77: When Cubs, Sox seemed destined for World Series

The Cubs and White Sox gather together this week for the 20th annual City Series, one of the few interleague matchups that always seems to live up to the hype. But as we dream of a World Series between the two crosstown rivals, it's important to remember there once was a time when that dream seemed like a done deal. Spoiler alert: It didn't happen. The dream began in earnest 40 years ago this week...
Sri Lankan navy rescues elephants swept out to sea

Sri Lankan navy rescues elephants swept out to sea

Two elephants that were swept out to sea were rescued by Sri Lanka's navy on Sunday, according to a CBS report. The navy patrol located the elephants more than a  half-a-mile from the shore. CBS reported the animals were in distress, and could barely keeping their trunks above the water surface. The navy sent in divers and multiple vessels as part of what it called a "...
Mom who drowned 2-year-old twin sons sentenced to two life terms

Mom who drowned 2-year-old twin sons sentenced to two life terms

An Arizona mother with a history of mental illness who reportedly said she intentionally drowned her 2-year-old twin boys in 2015 because “nobody loved them and nobody loved her” has been sentenced to two lifetimes in prison. According to KPNX, Mireya Alejandra Lopez, 24, who also attempted to drown their 3-year-old stepbrother but was prevented from doing so by family members...
Village Pantry, Speedway robbed in Eaton

Village Pantry, Speedway robbed in Eaton

Russell A. McMillan, 37, is being held at the Preble County Jail on the following charges: robbery/threat of force; assault; resisting arrest; resisting arrest/brandishing a deadly weapon; two counts of aggravated menacing;and robbery/deadly dangerous weapon. Eaton police responded to two robberies within about three hours late Sunday and early Monday. The Village Pantry, 124 South Barron Street...
WATCH: Marine's son, 4, bursts into tears, hugs new stepmom during wedding vows

WATCH: Marine's son, 4, bursts into tears, hugs new stepmom during wedding vows

Better get out those tissues. A heartwarming viral video shows the moment that a Marine's 4-year-old son burst into tears and hugged his new stepmother Saturday during a wedding tribute to the boy.  According to WPVI, Marine Sgt. Joshua Newville's son, Gage, became emotional during his father's wedding to Senior Airman Emily Leehan in Ripley, New York. "I want you to be safe and to try your...
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 at this time. No incidents to report at this time. ...
WATCH: Michael Phelps races great white shark ... sort of

WATCH: Michael Phelps races great white shark ... sort of

Michael Phelps may be fast, but apparently not as fast as a great white shark. In Discovery's highly anticipated Shark Week special "Phelps vs Shark: Great Gold vs Great White," the 28-time Olympic medalist wore a special wetsuit and monofin to take on a great white – well, sort of – in a 100-meter race. Unfortunately for fans, Phelps, with a time of 38.1 seconds, lost by...
Firefighters respond to string of vacant ‘suspicious’ house fires

Firefighters respond to string of vacant ‘suspicious’ house fires

Firefighters had to force entry into the boarded up vacant home located at Xenia and Pritz avenues, Dayton Fire District Chief Barry Baldwin.  “We had fire coming out of the first and second floors,” he said.  Most of the crews that were sent to the Columbus Street fire also had to respond to the Xenia Avenue fire, Baldwin said.  “They’re still a little...
WPAFB Monday Weather: Potential morning fog; highs in the low to mid 80s

WPAFB Monday Weather: Potential morning fog; highs in the low to mid 80s

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE — We could see some patchy dense fog in areas this morning, so it’s a good idea to give yourself a few extra minutes on your morning commute. As we head into the afternoon, we’ll look forward to some more sunshine and a few daytime clouds. Temperatures will top out today in the lower to middle 80s. While the chance for rain is slim, an isolated...
For sale: ‘Scariest’ lodging in America, iconic Clown Motel

For sale: ‘Scariest’ lodging in America, iconic Clown Motel

The lobby is stuffed with clowns of all sorts. Like a scene from a circus, they are seemingly everywhere, even above the beds in each clown-themed room. After all, it is “The Clown Motel.” The iconic, albeit frightening to coulrophobes, lodging is up for sale, after 22 years owning it, Bob Perchetti is ready to sing a sad clown song and retire from the hospitality industry. "It became...
Bielski brother partisan celebrates 90th birthday

Bielski brother partisan celebrates 90th birthday

In his early years, Aron Bell of Palm Beach helped his brothers save more than 1,200 Jews escaping Nazis during World War II. Now, he gathers with friends and family to celebrate his 90th birthday. The story of the Bielski brothers has been translated into books, documentaries and a Hollywood film, “Defiance.” For three years, Aron and his older brothers, Tuvia, Zus and Asael, hid...
Josh Gilikson wins second straight Met golf title with tournament record

Josh Gilikson wins second straight Met golf title with tournament record

Josh Gilikson took a six-stroke lead into the final round of the Metropolitan Golf Championship at Heatherwoode Golf Club and didn’t falter under the pressure. The 19-year-old Springboro High School graduate turned in a 3-under-par 67 Sunday to win the tournament with a record score of 262, which is 18 under on the par-70 course. “It feels great,” said Gilikson, who will play collegiately...
Woman fatally shot at hotel near Dayton Mall; was site of January shooting

Woman fatally shot at hotel near Dayton Mall; was site of January shooting

A 32-year-old Fairborn was shot to death early Sunday at the Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham near the Dayton Mall in Miami Twp. The same hotel was the scene of a shots-fired incident in January involving police. Woman fatally shot in hotel room She is identified as Lynsie Davis, 32 Shooting suspect Mathew Glass in jail A 911 caller issued an urgent plea for early Sunday help after she said a woman...
Fisherman hooks great white from California pier

Fisherman hooks great white from California pier

A fisherman in California did not need a bigger rod and reel when he hooked a nearly 12-foot great white shark from a pier Sunday. Once he identified it as a white shark, which is protected, the fisherman cut it loose, according to KEYT. Video showed spectators and other fishermen congregate as the shark thrashed nearby, according to KEYT.
Young Reds’ starters to get long look rest of season

Young Reds’ starters to get long look rest of season

Robert Stephenson knew going into his first major league start of the 2017 season on Saturday that it wouldn’t be his last. Manager Bryan Price already had promised that Stephenson, Cincinnati’s top pick and the 27th overall selection in the 2011 draft, would be part of the Reds rotation long enough for Price and the franchise’s decision-makers to definitively gauge the right-hander&rsquo...
Bush’s recalls beans over defective cans

Bush’s recalls beans over defective cans

Bush Brothers and Company is voluntarily recalling certain varieties of beans because of defective cans that can leak or allow harmful bacteria to grow. Bush’s Brown Sugar Hickory Baked Beans, Country Style Baked Beans and Original Baked Beans in 28-ounce cans were recalled after an internal quality control check uncovered the issue. “We urge you to dispose of these affected products immediately...
Chained dog dies trying to reach shade

Chained dog dies trying to reach shade

A 23-year-old South Carolina man has been arrested on animal cruelty charges after a chained dog wearing a belt as a collar choked to death trying to crawl to shade in his yard. Keon Torrence Gladden, of Great Falls, has been charged with one count of ill treatment of animals. A concerned neighbor called police to Gladden’s Walnut Street home on July 10 and added that he’d checked on the...
Santillan leads Dragons past Burlington

Santillan leads Dragons past Burlington

The Dragons were hoping for a better pitching performance on Sunday against the Burlington Bees after allowing 16 runs the last two nights in lopsided losses. They had good reason to hope with Tony Santillan on the mound. Santillan has been one of Dayton’s best starters this season and had another good performance in a 6-1 win over the Bees, allowing one run and three hits in five innings. Aaron...
Young Reds fan kicks Marlins’ Dee Gordon before game

Young Reds fan kicks Marlins’ Dee Gordon before game

Five-year-old Reds fan, Leo Schneider, met the Marlins’ Dee Gordon before Sunday’s game in Cincinnati. Young Leo then introduced Gordon to his big toe.   “It was all planned,” Leo’s mom, Amy Danzo-Schneider, told MLB.com via phone. “Dee Gordon was motioning Leo to come to him. The umpire went with Leo, and Leo said the umpire told him to kick [Gordon]...
Boy, 7, stumbles onto prehistoric shark tooth find at beach

Boy, 7, stumbles onto prehistoric shark tooth find at beach

A 7-year-old boy who was vacationing in North Myrtle Beach with his family stumbled upon a prehistoric find -- a megalodon shark tooth. The extinct megalodon (“giant tooth”) is the largest shark known to history. Foster Frazier's find was 5 inches long. “His father, myself and his younger brother were downstream from him at the time and heard him yelling what he’d found and...
West Carrollton buying new sirens to warn of severe weather, disasters

West Carrollton buying new sirens to warn of severe weather, disasters

New outdoor sirens to alert the public during severe weather and disasters will be coming to West Carrollton. The city will be replacing its siren system, which was purchased in 1982, with the help of a Montgomery County grant funding half of the cost, said West Carrollton Fire Chief Chris Barnett. “It’s definitely well worth the investment because I don’t think we’re going...
Plane carrying comedian Sinbad diverts after plane hits birds

Plane carrying comedian Sinbad diverts after plane hits birds

A jetliner carrying the comedian Sinbad had to divert its flight Saturday after it struck several birds during takeoff in Jacksonville. In a tweet from his official account, David Adkins, better known as Sinbad, said the Delta plane hit a dozen birds and had to return to the airport. The comedian had performed a show Friday night at the Florida Theater and was traveling to Mississippi before the bird...
Romano, home runs lead Reds past Marlins

Romano, home runs lead Reds past Marlins

Rookie right-hander Sal Romano’s changeup and the Reds’ clubhouse laundry added up to a desperately needed win on Sunday. Romano made his fourth and longest big league start, keeping the Miami Marlins at bay long enough for the offense to string together enough runs for a 6-3 win in the finale of a three-game series and dismal 10-game home stand at Great American Ball Park. Romano (2-2)...
Couple find class ring missing 46 years on beach

Couple find class ring missing 46 years on beach

A Georgia couple can't wait to return a ring that had been lost for 46 years before they found it on a beach. Jaeson Smith posted a photo on Facebook of a high school class ring that his wife had found this week while walking along the shore of Jekyll Island. The ring is a 1969 Glynn Academy high school ring with the initials "KWW" in it. The couple took the ring and after searching...
Rain doesn’t slow fun for humans, horses on fair’s opening day

Rain doesn’t slow fun for humans, horses on fair’s opening day

Rain sprinkled on the opening of the Butler County Fair, but that didn’t stop thousands from coming to the fairgrounds Sunday. The rain soaked the grounds in front of the giant grandstand pushing back the initial rounds of the “World’s Greatest Cowboy/Cowgirl Competition,” one of the newer attractions at this year’s fair. “We started out really well and we got most...
Trump’s immigration crackdown is stressing out deployed US troops

Trump’s immigration crackdown is stressing out deployed US troops

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s crackdown on illegal immigrants is having the dangerous, unanticipated effect of putting additional stress on U.S. troops who have relied on a little-known program to protect their undocumented family members from deportation while the military personnel are deployed to warzones. “Parole in place” reprieves, known inside the military as...
Review of $9B in Ohio tax breaks launched under pressure

Review of $9B in Ohio tax breaks launched under pressure

State legislative leaders acted under pressure recently to launch a panel of their own making that’s supposed to investigate the $9 billion-plus in tax credits, deductions and exemptions Ohio doles out each year. Senate President Larry Obhof named his appointees Tuesday to the Tax Expenditure Review Committee lawmakers, and House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger named his Wednesday, The Columbus Dispatch...
Famous Florida manatee, Snooty, oldest on record, killed in freak aquarium ‘accident’ 

Famous Florida manatee, Snooty, oldest on record, killed in freak aquarium ‘accident’ 

The world’s oldest-known living manatee, Snooty, died Sunday in a freak accident at the South Florida Museum in Bradenton. The 69-year-old manatee was killed in a “heartbreaking accident,” museum officials said.   Snooty got into an underwater area only used to access plumbing for the exhibit’s life support system. An access panel somehow was knocked loose and the ...
Oxford doesn’t just recycle, ShareFest helps reuse

Oxford doesn’t just recycle, ShareFest helps reuse

Household recycling is only one way Oxford keeps things out of the landfill. Each spring, as students prepare to return home, the city’s ShareFest helps take their discarded items and put them into the hands of charities. “As the students are leaving for the year, if they have usable items — bedding, clothing, unopened food, household equipment, things of nature — it allows...
Ohio senators push bills aimed to help vets, construction workers

Ohio senators push bills aimed to help vets, construction workers

Sen. Sherrod Brown last week was part of a bipartisan group of senators who co-sponsored a bill to expand the G.I. bill for post 9/11 student veterans. The bill includes provisions aimed at allowing more servicemembers or loved ones of fallen servicemembers to use the G.I. bill to further their education. Specifically, Brown, D-Ohio, helped secure a provision of the bill that would restore G.I. benefits...
Ohio set to resume executions this week, child killer awaits appeals

Ohio set to resume executions this week, child killer awaits appeals

Ohio is moving toward carrying out its first execution in more than three years. The last time that happened was January 2014 when a condemned inmate repeatedly gasped and snorted during a 26-minute procedure with a never-before-tried drug combo. Executions have been on hold since because the state had trouble finding new supplies of drugs, and death row inmates challenged Ohio’s plans for a...
Baptist pastor charged in prostitution sting, resigns from Texas church

Baptist pastor charged in prostitution sting, resigns from Texas church

A Texas pastor was arrested after deputies said he paid $80 to an undercover sheriff’s deputy for sexual activities.  Eddie Hilburn, of the Woodland First Baptist Church in Montgomery County, Texas, was arrested Wednesday and charged with prostitution, according to KTRK.  “I can tell you now that Eddie has resigned and his resignation has been accepted. Please pray for Eddie...
Flesh-eating bacteria nearly kills man who thought he just had blisters from a hike

Flesh-eating bacteria nearly kills man who thought he just had blisters from a hike

Wayne Atkins thought little of the blisters he had gotten while hiking. He was trekking up and down the 4,500-foot-high Mount Garfield in New Hampshire - a 10-mile round trip - and blisters were no surprise. He was in the Granite State for a family member's early June wedding, which went off without a hitch, even with the blisters. But things soured when he returned to Miami, according to Manchester...

Butler County wants to help dads be more engaged with their kids

Butler County social service agencies are working to create a “father friendly” atmosphere to encourage deadbeat dads and other non-custodial parents to become more engaged in their children’s lives. It is a critical effort for the children, according to Bill Morrison. “When you talk about heroin and all the issues we’re dealing with, it’s essential we …...
Congressmen Jordan, Davidson pushing welfare reform plan

Congressmen Jordan, Davidson pushing welfare reform plan

More than 20 years after Bill Clinton, John Kasich and Newt Gingrich reformed “welfare as we know it,” two Ohio lawmakers are vowing to do it again, saying the government must do more to encourage people to work rather than live off of federal largesse. Reps. Jim Jordan, R–Urbana, and Warren Davidson, R–Troy, want to start by looking at some 92 federal means-tested programs...
Driver OK after car hydroplanes on flooded road, hits utility pole

Driver OK after car hydroplanes on flooded road, hits utility pole

A man escaped injury today when the vehicle he was driving hit high water and hydroplaned into a utility pole in Darke County. The man told authorities the flash flooding surprised him after he crested a hill in the 9300 block of New Harrison-Bradford Road, which is about two miles west of Bradford. The driver was not hurt and was not cited. He was able to pull the vehicle out of the ditch with a...
McDonald’s unveils new pay, delivery options

McDonald’s unveils new pay, delivery options

McDonald’s will begin offering customers a new way to pay for their Big Mac and fries, and a new way to get its popular fast food. Last week the company unveiled a plan to begin taking orders and payment by mobile phone through its app and announced a new curbside pick-up program. Customers will be able to place an order and pay through their mobile phone and pick-up their orders at the...
McCrabb: Carlisle boy, 8, ‘wonderful example of giving back’

McCrabb: Carlisle boy, 8, ‘wonderful example of giving back’

Sometimes the greatest inspiration can be found from the most unlikely sources. During these turbulent times, it makes sense that someone whose young life has been a series of heartbreaks would show us how to turn tragedy into triumph. Children, we’re told, are supposed to bury their parents. Just not when they’re 7. MORE RICK McCRABB: McCrabb: Love of Badin baseball passed from mother...
Hoda Kotb posts new pics of new daughter, cutest photos yet

Hoda Kotb posts new pics of new daughter, cutest photos yet

On Friday, Hoda Kotb shared another adorable picture of her new daughter, Haley Joy, whom she calls her “everything” in the caption on Instagram. In the picture, Hayley smiles right at the camera with her big, brown eyes shining and sporting some thick, growing hair. Kotb has been keeping fans updated on Haley’s growth ever since announcing her adoption early this year, posting cute...
Woman found guilty again of trying to kill husband, sentenced to 16 years in prison

Woman found guilty again of trying to kill husband, sentenced to 16 years in prison

A Florida woman has been convicted for the second time in a 2009 plot to kill her husband. Dalia Dippolito, 34, will spend the next 16 years of her life in prison. With his sentence, Palm Beach County Circuit Judge Glenn Kelley denied prosecutors’ request to exceed the 20-year sentence that Circuit Judge Jeffrey Colbath previously gave Dippolito in 2011 and rejected defense attorneys’...
Miami U. president to Congress: All students need entrepreneurial skills

Miami U. president to Congress: All students need entrepreneurial skills

In many ways all Miami University students are also students of entrepreneurial skills, the president of the Butler County university told Congressional leaders recently. Miami University President Gregory Crawford traveled to the nation’s capital last week to testify to members of the U.S. House Small Business Committee to discuss the role his school – and others across the nation &ndash...
One year later, Hamilton’s violent summer still filling courtrooms

One year later, Hamilton’s violent summer still filling courtrooms

It likely began with a drink thrown on a woman, according to prosecutors, but what it became at about 2 a.m. July 24, 2016, was a mass shooting at a bar in Hamilton’s west side. Monday marks the year anniversary of the shootout at Doubles Bar that killed one person and wounded seven others. A year later, three men charged in the shooting are in prison. A fourth, Michael Grevious II, who is charged...
1 reported missing in widespread flooding in Northern Kentucky

1 reported missing in widespread flooding in Northern Kentucky

Residents in Northern Kentucky are dealing with a mess this morning after heavy rains overnight caused widespread flooding that led to damages to vehicles and property. Up to 5 inches of rain fell overnight in Bracken and Mason counties, where flood waters lifted homes from foundations, set moored boats adrift and tossed vehicles into muddy ditches, according to coverage from our news partner in Cincinnati...
Princes William, Harry on their sorrow over last ‘rushed’ call with Diana 

Princes William, Harry on their sorrow over last ‘rushed’ call with Diana 

Princes William and Harry are talking about the last, rushed phone call they had with their mother, Princess Diana, before her untimely death in a car crash in Paris in 1997. Their painful reflections are part of a new ITV documentary called “Diana, Our Mother: Her Life and Legacy,” airing on Monday, July 24. The program comes as the 20th anniversary of the death of the Princess of Wales...
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