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NRA-endorsed Gov. John Kasich now says it’s time for gun restrictions

Males, 59 and 79, are victims in double-homicide shooting in Harrison Twp.

UPDATE @ 4:35 p.m.: Both fatalities are males, one 59 and the other 79, a Montgomery County sheriff’s captain said. A Montgomery County Coroner’s investigator has just arrived at the car dealership in Harrison Twp. We’re still awaiting word from the sheriff’s office about the investigation.  Two people are dead following a shooting near a car dealership on North Dixie...


Price Stores cuts store hours for renovations

Price Stores cuts store hours for renovations

Price Stores has cut its store hours temporarily for remodeling and repairs to its downtown Dayton building. The tuxedo and tailored suit store, located at 52 S. Jefferson St., will have limited hours during February. February store hours are: • Monday: Noon to 8 p.m. • Thursday: Noon to 8 p.m. • Saturday: Noon to 5 p.m. » CONTINUED COVERAGE: Price Stores building in downtown...
New Dayton recruit left Dominican Republic to pursue basketball dream

New Dayton recruit left Dominican Republic to pursue basketball dream

The newest Dayton Flyers recruit, Jhery Matos, closed the announcement of his commitment with this line Sunday on Twitter: “Don’t let the fear of flying keep you from falling.” That’s a fitting quote because Matos, a 6-foot-6 guard with two years of eligibility remaining, had to travel a long way to chase his basketball dream. He grew up in the Villa Juana neighborhood of Santo...
Ohio adults smoking more weed while teen marijuana use remains low

Ohio adults smoking more weed while teen marijuana use remains low

Wacky tobaccy. Weed. Dank. Hippie lettuce — call it what you want. Ohio adults are smoking more of it. Adult marijuana use in Ohio increased to what is likely a record level from 2015 to 2016, according to a new federal report. The annual National Survey on Drug Use and Health reported that 1.2 million Ohioans, ages 18 and older, reported using cannabis at least once in the previous 12 months...
Montgomery County Recorder Willis Blackshear dies

Montgomery County Recorder Willis Blackshear dies

Willis E. Blackshear, longtime Montgomery County recorder and Montgomery County Democratic Party stalwart, has died, Dayton and county officials confirmed today. He was 57. “He was always passionate about public service and really passionate about how people can make a difference in their communities if they got involved in politics,” said Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley, who said Blackshear died...
Multi-million dollar WSU lawsuit could hinge on ‘handshake’ agreement with former president

Multi-million dollar WSU lawsuit could hinge on ‘handshake’ agreement with former president

Former Wright State University consultant Ron Wine had a “handshake agreement” with WSU’s president to pay Wine millions of dollars in performance bonuses for securing state and federal research contracts for the university, according to depositions in Wine’s lawsuit that seeks $4.5 million from the school. The depositions raise questions about how vigilant the university was...
CEO of health center on Good Sam campus says it’s here to stay

CEO of health center on Good Sam campus says it’s here to stay

Obscured by the monumental news that Good Samaritan Hospital will be closed by the end of the year is that a health center on the campus expects to remain operating for years to come. “We’re not a hospital, but we’re hoping the services we can offer will meet the needs of the community,” Five Rivers Health Centers CEO Gina McFarlane-El said. The community health center, across...
Water rescue underway after capsized boat found in Great Miami River

Water rescue underway after capsized boat found in Great Miami River

Firefighters are still working to determine if anyone was in a boat that was found capsized in the Great Miami River in Moraine Monday morning.  Fire crews were dispatched to the area of Arbor Boulevard and East River Road around 9:30 a.m. after the boat was found capsized and hanging over a dam.  A company has reported to fire crews on the scene they have a missing boat, but all their employees...
Kettering man killed after head-on crash in Moraine

Kettering man killed after head-on crash in Moraine

Shawn D. Stansell, 38, of Kettering, died in this crash today, according to Montgomery County Coroner’s Office. No preliminary cause and manner of death has been released. The man killed had been driving a pickup truck west on Dorothy Lane when he crossed the center lane for an unknown reason and struck a vehicle head-on, police on scene said. A female driver in the Toyota Rav 4 struck was taken...
Study: Common household chore just as damaging as smoking 20 cigarettes a day

Study: Common household chore just as damaging as smoking 20 cigarettes a day

Love to keep a tidy home? The chemicals in common cleaning sprays could be detrimental to your respiratory system, according to a new report.  Researchers from universities in Norway recently conducted a study, published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, to determine how cleaners may contribute to lung decline over time.  "While the short-term...
7 Ohio cities that are infamous for some pretty quirky reasons

7 Ohio cities that are infamous for some pretty quirky reasons

Some of the smaller cities in Ohio have become well known because of quirky spectacles and places there to visit. Here are seven towns made infamous for unique reasons: The U.S. Navy launched the USS Shenandoah — the nation’s first rigid dirigible (an airship) — in 1923, and two years later, on Sept. 3, 1925, it crashed in the hills of Southeast Ohio during a thunderstorm...
Firing range shootings: Fatality, police officer among 4 Ohio cases

Firing range shootings: Fatality, police officer among 4 Ohio cases

An accidental shooting at a Miami Twp. armory occurred Friday, the owner said, when a military veteran’s gun discharged as he was holstering it. The man - described a local, frequent customer of the Miami Armory – was wounded in the buttocks as he was seeking to secure the semi-automatic weapon, according to armory owner David Becker. RELATED: Man accidentally shoot himself when gun discharges...
Girl, 16, killed when UTV crashes into Georgia lake

Girl, 16, killed when UTV crashes into Georgia lake

A 16-year-old girl was killed when the utility terrain vehicle in which she was riding crashed and went into a lake, authorities said. Kate Jones, 16, of Athens, was submerged when the UTV rolled into the lake on private property, Oconee County Sheriff Scott Berry said on Facebook. The incident happened about midnight. A deputy and a firefighter dived into the water, which was about 10 feet deep,...
Joey Votto on current state of Reds: ‘Something has to start changing and going in a different direction’

Joey Votto on current state of Reds: ‘Something has to start changing and going in a different direction’

Who is that fat man on first base? Reds first baseman Joey Votto thought more of him was better. “I tried to get fatter (over the offseason) and I succeeded at that apparently,” Votto said after taking his physical on Sunday as position players reported for spring training. “We did all the tests and I’m fatter.” The five-time All Star spent more time away from the game...
Meet Janice Bryant Howroyd, the first African-American woman to run a $1 billion business

Meet Janice Bryant Howroyd, the first African-American woman to run a $1 billion business

Janice Bryant Howroyd, 65, is founder and chief executive of Act 1 Group, an employment agency that also provides consulting and business services, including background checks and screening. She’s the first African-American woman to operate a company that generates more than $1 billion in annual revenue, according to Black Enterprise Magazine. Act 1, which includes other brands such as Agile...
Fire department raffles AR-15 rifle, draws criticism

Fire department raffles AR-15 rifle, draws criticism

A California fire department is facing criticism after offering an AR-15 rifle as a raffle prize at a fundraiser just days after police said a 19-year-old used the same weapon to gun down 17 people at a high school in Florida. Allison Merrill told the Sacramento Bee that she was so offended by the gun, which was raffled Saturday during the Cameron Park Fire Department’s crab feed, that...
R. Kelly evicted from Atlanta homes, owes $30K, court documents show

R. Kelly evicted from Atlanta homes, owes $30K, court documents show

Filings with the magistrate court of Fulton County from Feb. 13 show that the Grammy-winning singer R. Kelly has been evicted from two homes in Atlanta. The  R&B singer was renting houses in the city’s Johns Creek neighborhood. The documents show that Kelly owes SB Property Management Global, LLC more than $31,000 in past due rent payments.   >> Read more trending...
Court tosses most claims in suit against Butler County judge

Court tosses most claims in suit against Butler County judge

Most of the allegations by a former Butler County magistrate, who claims she was fired for being Jewish, have been dismissed from the federal lawsuit she filed against Butler County Common Pleas Judge Greg Stephens and Butler County Prosecutor Michael Gmoser. Kimberly Edelstein filed a $1 million lawsuit against Stephens, Gmoser and Assistant Prosecutor Dan Ferguson in May, claiming Stephens fired...
Witt students compete in “Shark Tank”-like program

Witt students compete in “Shark Tank”-like program

The shark has jumped and the Tiger Tank has replaced it at Wittenberg University. The school’s Department of Business presented its own version last week of the popular ABC television series “Shark Tank,” calling it Tiger Tank after the school’s mascot. RELATED: Cedarville business lands $100K deal on ‘Shark Tank’ Seven sets of students, 20 participants altogether...
Court: Woman who faked being federal agent to get Chick-fil-A discount indicted

Court: Woman who faked being federal agent to get Chick-fil-A discount indicted

A Georgia woman was indicted Thursday for charges alleging she claimed to be a federal law enforcement agent to get a discount for her Chick-fil-A meal. Tara Marie Solem, of Marietta, faces two felony counts of impersonating an officer, according to court documents. Police said the incident happened July 5 at the Macland Cross Circle location in Marietta. She initially tried to convince...
’Mister Rogers Neighborhood’ celebrates 50th anniversary

’Mister Rogers Neighborhood’ celebrates 50th anniversary

It’s been a “beautiful day in the neighborhood” for 50 years. Feb. 19 1968 was the day that PBS aired the first episode of “Mr. Rogers Neighborhood,” and the lessons that Fred Rogers taught still resonate today with a re-imagined tales of “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood.” According to his official biography from the foundation that carries on his mission...
Homeopathic flu treatment gaining popularity

Homeopathic flu treatment gaining popularity

A homeopathic flu treatment is flying off the shelves of health food stores here in the Miami Valley and around the country. Oscillo, or oscillococcinum, is touted as a temporary relief of flu-like symptoms such as body aches, fever, chills, fatigue and headache, according to Boiron, the manufacturer’s, website.   It comes in a tube and is taken orally. According to WebMD, there is no reliable...
Petition seeks military burial for Parkland JROTC cadet who died saving fellow students

Petition seeks military burial for Parkland JROTC cadet who died saving fellow students

Peter Wang died proudly wearing his gray JROTC uniform, holding open doors so several of his classmates could escape the gunfire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School last week.  Though those classmates made it, Peter did not. And now, a White House petition has been established seeking full military honors at the burial of the 15-year-old freshman who was among 17 people killed in the...
Miami County could house federal prisoners for first time in years

Miami County could house federal prisoners for first time in years

TROY – Details are being finalized for the housing of federal prisoners in Miami County for the first time in nearly a decade. Sheriff Dave Duchak said his staff is working with the federal marshal’s service on a contract under which up to 20 prisoners would be housed in pods at the county Incarceration Facility located between Troy and Piqua. The proposed agreement would allow for up...
Retired Florida deputy fatally shot son-in-law, investigators say

Retired Florida deputy fatally shot son-in-law, investigators say

A retired Palm Beach County sheriff’s deputy shot and killed his son-in-law — the father of his two young grandsons — Sunday night in The Acreage, according to authorities. Carlton Nebergall Jr., 61, was arrested early Monday on a first-degree murder charge in the death of Jacob Lodge, 36, who was in divorce proceedings with Nebergall’s daughter, court records show. Nebergall...
Police: Middletown man died after being punched and falling off stage at bar

Police: Middletown man died after being punched and falling off stage at bar

The Middletown music community is mourning the loss of one of its members. John Fugate, 46, a musician who booked bands at the Old Crow Bar on Jackson Lane, died Saturday morning after an incident in the bar, according to Middletown police and friends. Fugate allegedly was punched while he was standing on stage around 1 a.m. Saturday, said Maj. Scott Reeve from the Middletown Division of Police. Fugate...
UPDATE: West Chester fire causes significant damage to house

UPDATE: West Chester fire causes significant damage to house

Officials said a West Chester fire today caused significant damage inside the house in the 7300 block of Hollywood Drive but that no one was home. The cause it yet to be determined, and the fire is still under investigation, officials said. The fire is out and fans are being utilized to try to disperse smoke. The fire on Hollywood Drive appears to be “knocked down” but crews have not yet...
Building at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School to be torn down

Building at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School to be torn down

Students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School won’t return to the building where Nikolas Cruz is accused of shooting into classrooms, killing 17 people on Valentine’s Day, according to a reporter for CBS4 News in Miami.  The building, which is one of several on the campus, will be torn down and replaced with a memorial, assuming the school district receives funding from...
Centerville cruiser damaged in weekend police chase

Centerville cruiser damaged in weekend police chase

We’re working to learn more today about a Centerville police cruiser struck while assisting in a police chase by Sugarcreek Twp. A Centerville police cruiser was struck around 6:15 p.m. Sunday while assisting Sugarcreek Twp. police on a call on Interstate 675. No one was injured in that incident,but police were looking for a red Pontiac. News Center 7’s Sean Cudahy today is working to...
This 145-year-old company’s move to Lebanon is creating new jobs

This 145-year-old company’s move to Lebanon is creating new jobs

A company seeking to double its local workforce debuts its new $10 million facility today in Lebanon’s Kingsview Industrial Park. Kadant Black Clawson, a global supplier of fiber processing systems for the pulp and paper industry, is opening a 130,000-square-foot facility at 425 Kingsview Drive. The company is relocating 65 employees from office space at 7312 Central Parke Blvd. in Mason to...
Magically delicious: Unicorns added to Lucky Charms lineup

Magically delicious: Unicorns added to Lucky Charms lineup

Unicorns are now magically delicious as Lucky Charms has introduced the first permanent change to its product in 10 years. General Mills, the parent company for the cereal, announced in a news release that magical unicorn marshmallows will be a permanent part of the breakfast food. It replaces the hourglass marshmallow that was retired earlier this month. General Mills went on social media...
Developer buys more Huber Heights land

Developer buys more Huber Heights land

A developer in Huber Heights has spent more than $600,000 on more land off Chambersburg Road in the Lexington Place neighborhood area. Lexington Developers Inc. spent $604,000 to buy about three acres across more than 10 parcels near River Downs Court and Pimlico Place south of Chambersburg, west of Old Troy Pike. For 13 parcels, Montgomery County property records identify the seller as Lexington...
Bass Pro Shops offering buyouts to Cabela’s employees

Bass Pro Shops offering buyouts to Cabela’s employees

Bass Pro Shops is offering buyouts to Cabela’s employees at its former headquarters in Sidney, Nebraska. Employees have until March 1 to accept an offer from Bass Pro that would let them leave on their own accord and receive bonuses of up to $40,000, The World-Herald reported. This comes after Bass Pro Shops purchases Cabela’s for $4 billion last year. » CONTINUED COVERAGE: 7 questions...
Céline Dion says her late husband is only man she’s ever kissed

Céline Dion says her late husband is only man she’s ever kissed

In a recent interview with The Project, 49-year-old music legend Céline Dion got candid about the 2016 death of her husband and manager René Angélil. Dion described what it felt like to lose Angélil — who died at age 73 after a cancer battle —after decades of marriage. >> Read more trending news  “For three years, my husband did not...
Wright State’s Love wins another HL Freshman of the Week honor

Wright State’s Love wins another HL Freshman of the Week honor

The Loudon Love award train keeps on rolling with Monday’s announcement the Wright State center is the Horizon League Freshman of the Week for the seventh time this season. Love led the Raiders to a 69-67 victory against Northern Kentucky on Friday to move WSU back into a first-place tie with the Norse. ›› Benzinger to hit the Nutter Center floor one more time Monday night His...
Family who took in Nikolas Cruz: 'We just didn't know'

Family who took in Nikolas Cruz: 'We just didn't know'

The family that took in suspected school shooter Nikolas Cruz after his adoptive mother died suddenly last year said that, although the 19-year-old was troubled, it was unaware of any red flags to hint beforehand that he planned to carry out last week’s deadly attack. Cruz opened fire Wednesday on students and staff members at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in what police believe was a...
Homeless woman alerts police to missing teen

Homeless woman alerts police to missing teen

A homeless woman alerted police about a missing teen as he was boarding a bus to leave town, according to reports.  Caroline Davis saw the 15-year-old boy Feb. 15, but did not recognize him as the missing teen until she saw him again Saturday as he was boarding a Silverline bus, according to WXMI.  "I’m out here sleeping, homeless, and I know how dangerous it is and if I&rsquo...
Investigation at Springfield nursing home: 3 things to know

Investigation at Springfield nursing home: 3 things to know

Two patients allegedly gained access to unsecured narcotics and one of them overdosed at a Springfield nursing home, according to state documents obtained by the Springfield News-Sun. Here are three things to know about the ongoing investigation. » RELATED: Springfield nursing home investigation: Patient ODs on unlocked pills 1. State alleges deficiencies stemming from December incident The...
Adam Rippon won’t be joining NBC as 2018 Olympics correspondent after all 

Adam Rippon won’t be joining NBC as 2018 Olympics correspondent after all 

Audiences won’t be seeing much more of Adam Rippon during the 2018 Winter Olympics after all. USA Today previously reported that the 28-year-old figure skater had accepted a job as a correspondent with NBC, but it appears Rippon has changed his mind. >> Read more trending news  Rippon’s decision to decline the offer stems from the fact that he would have to relinquish...
Seattle tech firm to hold Austin Landing open house

Seattle tech firm to hold Austin Landing open house

A Seattle-based company is holding an open house for its first Ohio office at Austin Landing. SMITH, which refers to itself as an “experiential commerce agency,” said in a statement that it will have an open house 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at its new Miamisburg office at 3601 Rigby Road, Suite 420. RELATED: Austin Landing hits milestone with new tenant, but still drawing from Dayton SMITH...

COMMENTARY: Think we’re divided today? Remember 1968

Everybody talks about the current political climate in the United States, how the opposing political views are so divisive, and how the fire and fury will tear our nation apart. Certainly, those are valid concerns. But then I look back at 1968. The music proclaimed that it was all about long beautiful hair and the Age of Aquarius. But the planets were not aligned to let the sunshine in. Instead the...
Hamilton will host an EPIC event at a newly opened microbrewery this week

Hamilton will host an EPIC event at a newly opened microbrewery this week

The Greater Hamilton Chamber of Commerce’s EPIC program for young professionals will have an informal happy hour and networking event 6 p.m. Wednesday. Not only will the event help connect young professionals with each other, but it also will provide an opportunity to visit the newly opened Quarter Barrel microbrewery at the corner of B and Main Streets. EPIC stands for Engaging Professionals...
Disney’s ‘Elsa’ helps to make birthday magical when girls’ guests are no-shows

Disney’s ‘Elsa’ helps to make birthday magical when girls’ guests are no-shows

Leyana had planned her birthday to a T. She even picked the right outfit. Then, the waiting began. Despite handing out invitations to everyone in Leyana’s class, no one showed up for the first-grader’s party, except for the actress who was hired to portray Elsa from Disney’s “Frozen.” >> Read more trending news  Now, Lindsay Robert, who has been dressing up...
Olympic curling star's husband handles stress by double-fisting beers at 9 a.m.

Olympic curling star's husband handles stress by double-fisting beers at 9 a.m.

One doesn’t normally associate pressure with curling -- oh sure, placement, guarding and furious sweeping are crucial to a team’s success -- but the husband of Canadian women’s team skip Rachel Homan was experiencing plenty of anguish during the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Gangneung, South Korea.  What better way to calm your nerves than to have a beer or two? Or, three or...
Woman sends man to hospital with bite wounds

Woman sends man to hospital with bite wounds

Police here are investigating a biting incident that sent a man to the hospital.  Dayton police around just before noon Monday a male homeowner in the 1300 block of Swisher Avenue, let a female acquaintance into his home.  The woman then asked for money followed by a ride. When the man declined to provide either to the woman, she allegedly became upset and a fight ensued. The man...
How would local baseball players do against international competition? Here’s how one pastor plans to find out

How would local baseball players do against international competition? Here’s how one pastor plans to find out

A local pastor and Hamilton High School graduate is looking to take several baseball players on a mission trip to Nicaragua in order to connect with churches and players there so they can have the opportunity to better themselves on and off the field. Curtus Moak, lead pastor at the Hamilton Christian Center (HCC), was a standout baseball player in high school. His talents allowed him to play in both...
WATCH: The Ohio River is rising, prompting flood warnings for some areas

WATCH: The Ohio River is rising, prompting flood warnings for some areas

The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Warning for the Ohio River at Cincinnati from late Sunday until early Friday. The  river has been rising at a steady pace with the recent rain and there are even ducks floating in water where a road once was.  According to our news partner WCPO, the Ohio River is expected to rise to about 55 feet by Wednesday in areas near Cincinnati...
A program with a twist on bike sharing is coming to Butler County

A program with a twist on bike sharing is coming to Butler County

If you do not own a bike and sometimes think you might want to take one for a spin, your chance could come this spring as orange Spin bikes are introduced to the Miami campus and local community. It’s the culmination of a four-year process for three college seniors graduating this May with a dream to introduce bike sharing. Unlike some bikeshare programs which require users to go to a station...
Dayton gets second chance against Saint Louis on Tuesday

Dayton gets second chance against Saint Louis on Tuesday

The Dayton Flyers have leaned heavily on their starters in recent weeks because, as coach Anthony Grant said Saturday, they give them the best chance to win. Saint Louis, Dayton’s opponent at 9 p.m. Tuesday at UD Arena, also has asked its starters to play major minutes. Unlike Dayton, it has no other choice. The Billikens have seven scholarship players available. They have played without three...
Why Parkland students have emerged as a powerful political voice

Why Parkland students have emerged as a powerful political voice

The boldest voices to emerge in the wake of last week's mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. have been unexpected ones. Surviving students at the school quickly spoke out on social media and to news cameras both about the incident and, more broadly, about political leadership which they saw as having let them down.  In the days since, those voices have only...
These local law enforcement officials survived being shot. Here are their stories.

These local law enforcement officials survived being shot. Here are their stories.

Since January, 12 law enforcement officer across the county have been shot and killed, including two veteran officers killed in Westerville on Saturday while they responded to an apparent domestic situation. The events brought back chilling memories for officers in Butler County, where two shootings have occurred in recent history. Both law enforcement officers who were shot survived. Thursday marked...
Dog found tied to tree with note attached to collar gets adopted

Dog found tied to tree with note attached to collar gets adopted

A dog left tied to a tree with a note around its neck has been adopted. Zeus was found tied to a tree with a note attached to his collar and a bag of food nearby. “I am a very good dog. My owner just can’t afford me anymore,” the handwritten note read, according to WTVR. “She tried to find me a home but nobody would take me.” The Prince George County Animal...
Duchess Catherine sparks outrage by not wearing black at BAFTAs

Duchess Catherine sparks outrage by not wearing black at BAFTAs

All eyes were on Duchess Catherine over the weekend when she attended the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards, more commonly known as the BAFTA Awards. Kate Middleton, who is expecting her third child with the Duke of Cambridge, arrived at the Sunday event with Prince William. >> Read more trending news  Much like award shows in the United States, attendees at the London...
Monkey, dog live inseparable lives

Monkey, dog live inseparable lives

A Capuchin monkey and a dog have made an unlikely pair in Colombia. The dog, according Reuters, recently lost her litter of pups. She then became a surrogate mother of sorts to the monkey, Reuters reported. Now the two are the best of unusual friends, Sky News reported. >> Read more trending news  But their friendship may soon be forced to come to an end.  The monkey...
Do video games lead to violence seen in Parkland, other mass shootings?

Do video games lead to violence seen in Parkland, other mass shootings?

One day after the mass shooting at a Florida high school, Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin told a radio host he believes the “culture of death that is being celebrated” in violent video games and movies was the trigger for the violence that led to the deaths of 17 students and teachers. Bevin, in an interview with radio host Leland Conway, said violent video games that glorify murdering...
NC woman thanks 'guardian angel' after huge tree crashes through bedroom 

NC woman thanks 'guardian angel' after huge tree crashes through bedroom 

Three people living in a North Carolina home are grateful to be alive after a massive tree crashed through their house overnight. The enormous tree fell about 3:45 a.m. on the northwest Charlotte home. The force of the impact flattened a portion of the house and sheared off a section of roof. Three cousins who were renting the house were inside when the tree fell, police said. They...
Springboro teacher’s son appeals conviction in drug case

Springboro teacher’s son appeals conviction in drug case

The teen son of Springboro teacher Amy Panzeca has appealed his juvenile court conviction in their drug case to the Twelfth District Court. In December, her son, now 16, was sentenced to 30 more days in the local detention center as part of his sentence in Warren County Juvenile Court. He had pleaded no contest to charges of trafficking in drugs and possession of controlled substances. RELATED: Springboro...
2 new businesses opening in Beavercreek

2 new businesses opening in Beavercreek

Two new businesses are opening in Beavercreek and the Beavercreek Chamber of Commerce will host ribbon-cutting ceremonies to celebrate. Fit Body Boot Camp, located at 2340 Grange Hall Road, will celebrate its ribbon-cutting ceremony on Feb. 28 at 4 p.m. Fit Body Boot Camp offers high intensity interval training and high energy training sessions with a certified training team. » TRENDING BUSINESS...
6-year-old boy, 3 family members shot outside Texas steakhouse

6-year-old boy, 3 family members shot outside Texas steakhouse

Police are investigating after a 6-year-old boy and three of his family members were shot Sunday evening in the parking lot of a Texas Roadhouse steakhouse in San Antonio. Police Chief William McManus said Sunday that the shooting, which happened as people were waiting outside the restaurant to eat, left the 6-year-old with a gunshot wound to his leg. Police said two of the boy’s three injured...
Tyra Patterson: Life after two decades in prison

Tyra Patterson: Life after two decades in prison

CINCINNATI — The one-bedroom apartment Tyra Patterson must return to each night as part of her probation curfew sits above a Jamaican natural foods store on a bustling street in Cincinnati’s Over-the-Rhine neighborhood. Family and friends donated furniture, lamps and paintings. A pair of running shoes sits next to the door, waffles from Taste of Belgium are tossed on top of the refrigerator...
Funeral services set for area basketball icon

Funeral services set for area basketball icon

Services are set for an area basketball icon who died earlier this month. A gathering is set for Friday and a Mass for Feb. 26 for Dan Gerhard, who spent decades in the Dayton area as both a decorated player and a coach. Gerhard died Feb. 13 at age 66. As a high school athlete, he was Player of the Year in Ohio in 1970 when Dayton Chaminade won the state title with a 27-0 record. RELATED: Former Trotwood...
This new locally produced app will help you when you’ve ‘Got to Go’

This new locally produced app will help you when you’ve ‘Got to Go’

Mason-based Cintas Corporation has launched a free mobile app meant to help people in the most precarious of situations. “Got to Go” allows users to find restrooms in their vicinity and rate their cleanliness. “We’ve all been in a situation where we’ve really had to ‘go’ but didn’t know how to locate the nearest restroom,” said Jillian Bauer, marketing...
Ole Miss PG Breein Tyree planning to keep ‘options open’ after Andy Kennedy’s departure

Ole Miss PG Breein Tyree planning to keep ‘options open’ after Andy Kennedy’s departure

Ole Miss is sure to undergo plenty of changes now that former coach Andy Kennedy is no longer with the program. And of them could potentially come from a current player. On Monday, Rebels point guard Breein Tyree discussed his status with the program after Kennedy’s departure, but he certainly didn’t give the team a vote of confidence. “I’m keeping...
Parkland teacher gave fiancée instructions in case he died in a shooting

Parkland teacher gave fiancée instructions in case he died in a shooting

One of the teachers killed in last week’s mass shooting at a Florida high school once told his fiancée what to say at his funeral if he ever was killed in a school shooting, the New York Post reported. Scott Beigel, who was watching coverage of a school shooting on television with his fiancée, said her “Promise me if this ever happens to me, you will tell them the...
Has Tennessee basketball peaked? Rick Barnes says Grant Williams must respond

Has Tennessee basketball peaked? Rick Barnes says Grant Williams must respond

KNOXILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee coach Rick Barnes knows what people are thinking, and he’s wondering the same thing. The No. 19-ranked Vols (19-7, 9-5 SEC) have seen a performance dropoff the past two weeks. RELATED: Tennessee slips in AP Top 25, Rick Barnes champions SEC basketball power Tennessee will likely need to beat Florida (17-10, 8-6) in a 9 p.m. showdown on Wednesday (TV: ESPN2)...
Center battle headlines spring practice for Auburn offense’s interior line

Center battle headlines spring practice for Auburn offense’s interior line

Auburn football will return to action in less than two weeks with the start of spring practices on March 1. Between now and then, SEC Country will preview each of the Tigers’ position groups heading into camp. Up next, we take on the interior line — the guards and the center. Left guard Mike Horton (Junior) Brodarious...
Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

COMMON PLEAS COURT NEW SUITS 18-CV-0093 - U.S. Bank NA, c/o U.S. Bank Home Mortgage, v. Jennifer Joi Jewell, 1176 Lagonda Ave., et al., complaint in foreclosure for $55,735. 18-CV-0094 - Nationstar Mortgage LLC v. Samuel Shirey, 732 Snowhill Blvd., et al., complaint in foreclosure for $55,313. 18-CV-0095 - Donald Wilson, 268 W. Third St., v. Gary Raymond and Lori Raymond, 1496 Eastridge Ave., et al...

GET HEALTHY: How to get started on the road to fitness the safe way

Q: I’m ready to get into shape, but am confused about what type and how much exercise is appropriate. I want to lose weight as quickly as possible and so planned on training every day. Any suggestions? A: The best fitness programs involve resistance training to keep muscles and bones strong, cardiorespiratory training for building endurance, and stretching to help maintain flexibility of the...
Kasich talks guns, Trump and Congress during CNN interview

Kasich talks guns, Trump and Congress during CNN interview

Ohio Gov. John Kasich went on CNN’s State of the Union Sunday and talked about guns, Congress and President Donald Trump. Here’s some highlights: “Do I think they can do anything on guns? I hope they prove me wrong and they can because I have no confidence in them.” “We need leadership out of the executive.” “This is a great opportunity for common sense steps...
Saint Louis at Dayton: What you need to know about Tuesday’s game

Saint Louis at Dayton: What you need to know about Tuesday’s game

Who: Saint Louis (15-12, 8-6) at Dayton (12-14, 6-8) When: 9 p.m., Tuesday Where: UD Arena TV/Radio: ESPNU; AM 1290, News 95.7 WHIO Probable Dayton starters Josh Cunningham, 6-7, R-Jr., F, 16.4 Darrell Davis, 6-5, Sr., G, 16.2 Trey Landers, 6-5, So., G, 10.5 Jalen Crutcher, 6-1, Fr., G, 9.3 Jordan Davis, 6-2, Fr., G, 8.3 Probable Saint Louis starters Javon Bess, 6-6, R-Jr., G/F, 13.1 Davell Roby,...
If LSU needs to move a safety to cornerback, it has options

If LSU needs to move a safety to cornerback, it has options

SEC Country reporter Alex Hickey will answer your LSU Tigers sports queries each weekday in our LSU Question of the Day. Join the conversation by sending your questions via Twitter to  @SECCountryLSU,  @bigahickey or by email to Alex at  alex.hickey@coxinc.com. We may be in the heart of the lull between signing day...
Mike Fox, legendary Butler County politician, recovering after removal of a cancerous kidney

Mike Fox, legendary Butler County politician, recovering after removal of a cancerous kidney

Former Butler County politician Mike Fox has survived an operation that removed a cancerous kidney, just months after a major heart attack nearly killed him. Fox confirmed with the Journal-News that his left kidney was successfully removed, and “we are awaiting the results of further tests while I recover.” The procedure was on Thursday. In December, Fox nearly died after suffering...
WATCH: SEC Country Live, February 19

WATCH: SEC Country Live, February 19

SEC football news never stops. So join us for SEC Country Live every Monday-Thursday at 3 p.m. ET ! Host Brandon Adams and former Alabama All-American Mike Johnson break down everything you need to know in the SEC football world with news, analysis and so much more. Join the conversation on Facebook.com/SECCountry! Watch on ...
Man accused of sex assault at Clark County Humane Society sentenced

Man accused of sex assault at Clark County Humane Society sentenced

A man accused of sexual misconduct with an underage girl at the Humane Society Serving Clark County was sentenced to four years in prison. Demetrice Green, 36, was sentenced by Clark County Common Pleas Court Judge Richard O’Neill on Feb. 12. Green entered an Alford plea to a charge of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor. An Alford plea means he didn’t admit to the crime but accepts its...
Keita Bates-Diop will participate in Ohio State basketball’s senior night

Keita Bates-Diop will participate in Ohio State basketball’s senior night

Although he has one more year of eligibility left, Ohio State forward Keita Bates-Diop will participate in Ohio State basketball’s senior night on Tuesday at the Schottenstein Center in Columbus. Bates-Diop is a fourth-year junior, but he will be recognized along with three other seniors before, during and after the team’s game against Rutgers. The other three players...
Arkansas baseball overrated after smashing Bucknell?

Arkansas baseball overrated after smashing Bucknell?

SEC Country reporter Eric W. Bolin will candidly answer your Arkansas Razorbacks sports queries each weekday in our  Mailbag Question of the Day. Join the conversation by sending your questions via Twitter to  @SECCountryHogs or by email to Eric at  ericwbolin@gmail.com. Yes and no. If you, as a fan, are the type to look at what Arkansas...
Iowa football doesn’t dwell on the recruiting misses, no matter how great they were

Iowa football doesn’t dwell on the recruiting misses, no matter how great they were

IOWA CITY, Iowa — When a football recruiting cycle comes and goes, there’s a natural curiosity among fans to discuss the players their team couldn’t snag. Near-misses happen in all walks of life — take fishing or dating, for example — and recruiting whiffs at schools such as Iowa happen all too frequently. In the 2003 recruiting class, Philadelphia...
Police, FBI search for missing 5-year-old Kansas boy

Police, FBI search for missing 5-year-old Kansas boy

Police, along with the FBI, are searching for a missing 5-year-old boy in Kansas.  Lucas Hernandez was reported missing Saturday evening. He was last seen at 3 p.m. in his bedroom by his stepmother, after she took a shower and fell asleep, KAKE reported. Police were called more than 3 hours later, at 6:15 p.m., to alert them he was missing. As of Sunday, an Amber Alert was not issued because...
Kentucky basketball: ‘Whole mood’ changed for Wildcats after Alabama win

Kentucky basketball: ‘Whole mood’ changed for Wildcats after Alabama win

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Kentucky’s 81-71 win against Alabama on Saturday snapped a four-game losing streak and slowed any talk of missing the NCAA Tournament. But it also changed things in a less concrete way for the Wildcats. “It cleared the air, definitely,” sophomore forward Wenyen Gabriel said Monday. “It makes the whole mood change the day after ...
4 SEC traditions in running to be named America’s favorite in USA Today vote

4 SEC traditions in running to be named America’s favorite in USA Today vote

Make your voice heard with a vote, SEC fans. Think your school has the best tradition in America? There’s a chance to have your thought count. As part of USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards, four SEC traditions are listed among the possibilities to be named the  favorite tradition in American sports. If you haven’t voted yet, you have time. You can vote...
12-year-old sister of murder victim reported missing in Florida 

12-year-old sister of murder victim reported missing in Florida 

Police in Florida are searching for a 12-year-old girl who was reported missing early Monday, seven months after her sister went missing and was found dead several days later, the Bradenton Herald reported. The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office said Jalyssa Shannon left her home around 9 p.m. Sunday. Her mother, Michelle Mosley, called deputies around 1:30 a.m. when the girl did not come...
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