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Mauling victim, dog both dead in attack, officials say

9-1-1 CALL: Dog attack victim pleads ‘Jesus, help me’ before his death

DAYTON — Police responded to Middle Street Tuesday morning after a neighbor called 911 and reported they heard someone yelling for help. The caller told the 9-1-1 operator he heard a man outside yelling for help and crying for about three to five minutes.  "Near Riverview Avenue there's a man outside yelling 'Jesus help me. Help me,'" the caller said to the dispatcher. "Sounds...


Police who dragged passenger from United flight stand by use of force

Police who dragged passenger from United flight stand by use of force

The police report from the aviation security officers who were recorded on video dragging a passenger off an United Airlines flight earlier this month has been released. >> Read more trending news The officers said David Dao was aggressive and said they used “minimal but necessary force to remove the subject,” WGN reported. United had randomly selected Dao to leave the flight...
Russian hackers who targeted Clinton appear to attack French candidate Macron 

Russian hackers who targeted Clinton appear to attack French candidate Macron 

  The campaign of the French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron has been targeted by what appears to be the same Russian operatives responsible for hacks of Democratic campaign officials before last year’s U.S. presidential election, a cybersecurity firm has warned in a new report.   The report has heightened concerns that Russia may turn its playbook on France in an...
When athletes play through pain of losing loved one, it reveals their humanity

When athletes play through pain of losing loved one, it reveals their humanity

He hadn't yet buried his sister. She'd died, suddenly and unexpectedly, just a few days earlier. But there he was a couple months ago, in the first, raw stage of grief, back in the office — a colleague of mine, just the same as we witnessed of Celtics' superstar guard Isaiah Thomas over the past week. It was the most emotional of moments any of us experience, and most all us do so out of the...
Report: N. Korea conducts large-scale artillery drills on anniversary

Report: N. Korea conducts large-scale artillery drills on anniversary

North Korea conducted large-scale artillery exercises on Tuesday to coincide with the 85th anniversary of its army’s foundation, South Korea's Yonhap News Agency reported. >> Read more trending news  Citing an unidentified South Korean government source, Yonhap reported that there were signs North Korea's military was carrying out large-scale, live-fire drills in areas around...
Kucinich goes after charter schools in Dayton-area visit

Kucinich goes after charter schools in Dayton-area visit

Dennis Kucinich, a potential candidate for governor and former Ohio congressman, spoke Monday night in Washington Township, where he criticized charter schools as a drain on public funding and public schools. Kucinich called charter schools a “multi-billion dollar boondoogle” that forces Ohioans to subsidize private school education with money that is supposed to go to public schools....
Centerville podcaster recognized with NPR, Malcolm Gladwell on how-to-get-smarter list

Centerville podcaster recognized with NPR, Malcolm Gladwell on how-to-get-smarter list

A podcast run by a Centerville LexisNexis vice president of sales and former area and college quarterback will make you 10 percent smarter, according to Forbes. The company’s website noted Ryan Hawk’s podcast, The Learning Leader, on a list that included two podcasts by NPR and another run by best-selling author Malcolm Gladwell, on its recent story, “9 Podcasts That Will...
Serena Williams responds to Ilie Nastase's comments on her unborn child

Serena Williams responds to Ilie Nastase's comments on her unborn child

Serena Williams has responded to comments about her unborn child that were made by retired tennis pro Ilie Nastase on Saturday at a news conference ahead of  the Romania Fed Cup playoff against Great Britain, according to ESPN. Nastase, who is the captain of the Romania team, reportedly made a comment in Romanian that was clearly audible to other players about Williams’ pregnancy, which...
What to love about the Cincinnati Reds, even if you don’t like sports

What to love about the Cincinnati Reds, even if you don’t like sports

The Cincinnati Reds kicked off their 2017 season on April 3 at home against the Philadelphia Phillies. For those who enjoy watching the sport but don’t need the nitty gritty details like statistics here are a few reasons to root for the Reds at the Great American Ball Park this summer.  Second baseman Ryan Gennett, 26, has been called by the nickname Scooter for almost all of his life...
Watch: Aerial views of the Serpent Mound, Ohio’s mysterious earthen snake

Watch: Aerial views of the Serpent Mound, Ohio’s mysterious earthen snake

The Serpent Mound in Peebles is the largest surviving prehistoric animal effigy mound in the world according to the Arc of Appalachia, which manages the property. Built on a ridge above Brush Creek, the origins of the 1,348-foot-long serpent are not clear. Conflicting carbon dating samples from the mound place its age anywhere from 1,000 AD to 1,200 BC. This long stretch of time could place it within...
911 call details fears in West Chester Twp. standoff

911 call details fears in West Chester Twp. standoff

A 911 caller asked police to check on a woman’s health, and when officers arrived, they saw the woman with a gun pointed at her head, which touched off a nearly three-hour standoff at the Beckett Ridge apartment complex. The 911 caller, who identified herself as a resident of Beckett Ridge, said a male Goodwill helper had arrived at the complex to assist a woman who lives in one of the apartment...
Dayton Flyers basketball standout Scoochie Smith starting his own business

Dayton Flyers basketball standout Scoochie Smith starting his own business

Scoochie Smith is asking Dayton Flyers basketball fans for help.  The standout point guard who recently finished his career at UD hopes to start an online clothing store, but there is a familiar problem for any startup: Money.  So Smith did what any good entrepreneur would do these days: He started a GoFundMe.  You can find the GoFundMe account here. 
Pit bull breaks from chain, mauls man to death

Pit bull breaks from chain, mauls man to death

A man was mauled to death Tuesday in Dayton by a pit bull, authorities said.  Dayton police were waiting Tuesday morning for a search warrant so they could enter a house near where the dogs were found.  >> Read more trending news  Three dogs were removed from the house after a dog fatally mauled a man who was walking in an alley behind the house. The victim in the attack...
Do you want to design this Dayton brewery’s next beer can?

Do you want to design this Dayton brewery’s next beer can?

The Dayton Beer Company and Five Rivers MetroParks are collaborating on a custom can-design contest for a beer to be called Trail Town Pale Ale, designed to celebrate Dayton’s trail legacy as the “Outdoor Adventure Capital of the Midwest,” Metroparks officials said. The contest is also designed to celebrate and to raise money for the International Trails Symposium, described as the...
Riverside shopping center sold to new owners

Riverside shopping center sold to new owners

A Riverside shopping center on Harshman Road recently sold that houses several businesses, including Deja Brew and Grisports, Subway and KD Discount Smoke Shop. Located at 2021 Harshman Road, just down the road from Stebbins High School, the shopping center sold to NY Nails and Tan Corp. for $900,00 from Harshman Investments, which bought the property for $350,000 in April 2012, county property records...
Watch: Hilarious selfie with panda doesn’t go as planned

Watch: Hilarious selfie with panda doesn’t go as planned

  A zoo keeper trying to take a selfie with a panda at a zoo in China learns the hard way that wild animals, like pandas, are often unpredictable. In a video posted by ABC, the keeper attempts to take a picture with the black and white bear, but it isn’t cooperating, instead the panda bites her head and pulls her hair.  The panda grabbed onto her head for a few seconds until another...
80s music fans, you will definitely want to know about this concert

80s music fans, you will definitely want to know about this concert

The excuse you need to rock the side ponytail, leg warmers and bright neon? Sirius XM Satellite Radio and 80s on 8 presents Replay America — The Ultimate 80s’ Festival starring Billy Ocean, Starship featuring Mickey Thomas, The Motels featuring Martha Davis, and Naked Eyes at Rose Music Center in Huber Heights on Sunday, Aug. 6. Tickets for the Huber Heights show will go on sale to...
Sherron recommended for Middletown judgeship by GOP

Sherron recommended for Middletown judgeship by GOP

The Middletown region of the Butler County GOP Central Committee has recommended local attorney James Sherron to Ohio Gov. John Kasich to serve on the Middletown Municipal Court bench. Though Sherron is the recommended candidate, GOP officials say the names of all four attorneys — which include Melynda Cook Howard, Jeff Milbauer and Terri King — will be sent to Kasich’s office for...
WWI 100 years later: Australians mark ANZAC Day at Air Force museum

WWI 100 years later: Australians mark ANZAC Day at Air Force museum

One by one, they laid red poppies next to three wreaths to remember the fallen of Australia and New Zealand. In the year marking the 100th anniversary of the U.S. entry into World War I, about 100 people, some wearing the uniforms of foreign militaries marked ANZAC Day, commemorating the first major battle Australian and New Zealand troops fought in World War I. “Our two nations have stood together...
Girl who lost police officer dad secretly buys officer’s meal

Girl who lost police officer dad secretly buys officer’s meal

An 8-year-old New Jersey girl is touching hearts across the country after she secretly paid for the dinner of a police officer she encountered in a restaurant.  Mikayla Raji and her mother, Mimi Raji, were eating in a restaurant in Helmetta Friday night when Jamesburg police Officer Joseph Quinn stopped in to pick up his own meal, according to Jamesburg police officials. Mikayla has a soft...
Huber Heights candidates speak out about Facebook fights

Huber Heights candidates speak out about Facebook fights

Huber Heights elected officials use Facebook and other social media and online webpages to communicate with citizens, but there is debate over whether it is used the right way. The Dayton Daily News asked candidates in contested races for mayor and city council at-large to weigh in on the issue ahead of the May 2 primary election. The newspaper’s full voter guide includes questions about growth...
UB40, you know ‘Red Red Wine,’ coming to town for summer concert

UB40, you know ‘Red Red Wine,’ coming to town for summer concert

UB40 founding members Ali Campbell, Astro and Mickey Virtue will bring their iconic reggae sound to Rose Music Center in Huber Heights on Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017. PHOTOS: Summer concerts we cannot wait for at Rose Music Center Tickets for the Huber Heights show will range from $23.50 to $53 and will go on sale to the public beginning at 11 a.m. Friday, April 28, at www.Ticketmaster.com, www.Rosemusiccenter...
Erin Moran’s cause of death released, co-star Scott Baio responds to tabloids

Erin Moran’s cause of death released, co-star Scott Baio responds to tabloids

  “Happy Days” star Erin Moran most likely died from complications of cancer. The Harrison County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement that a “joint investigation into Moran’s death was conducted” and “a subsequent autopsy revealed she likely succumbed to complications of stage 4 cancer,” TMZ reported. “Standard toxicology tests were performed...

FRESH IDEAS: The ‘Filter Bubble’ of Facebook

From Farhad Manjoo, in The New York Times: “Scholars and critics have been warning of the solipsistic irresistibility of algorithmic news at least since 2001, when the constitutional-law professor Cass R. Sunstein warned, in his book ‘Republic.com,’ of the urgent risks posed to democracy ‘by any situation in which thousands or perhaps millions or even tens of millions of people...
Fresh Thyme changing its egg supply policies

Fresh Thyme changing its egg supply policies

Fresh Thyme Farmers Market, a Midwest specialty grocer with locations in Beavercreek and Sugarcreek Twp., will transition to a 100 percent cage-free egg supply chain by 2022. The company said in a statement that this is one more step in the company’s commitment to improving its supply chain while maintaining affordable prices. Fresh Thyme has offered customers the option of buying cage-free...
Clark County Municipal Court cases

Clark County Municipal Court cases

CASES CALLED MONDAY INCLUDED: Erin G. Beatty, 36, of 741 N. Florence St., two counts OVI, failure to stop at the scene of an accident, failure to control, innocent, continued. Kenneth J. Brinkman III, 32, of New Carlisle, domestic violence, guilty, continued. Hunter D. Busken, 20, of 909 Woodlawn Ave., offenses involving underage persons, guilty, continued. Kris T. Carder, 42, of 516 Ludlow Ave.,...
Former 'Bachelor' Chris Soules arrested for  involvement in fatal crash

Former 'Bachelor' Chris Soules arrested for involvement in fatal crash

Former “Bachelor” Chris Soules was arrested Tuesday after he was involved in a fatal car accident, authorities said. >> Read more trending news According to TMZ, Soules is accused of hitting a tractor-trailer, whose the driver died after the impact. Soules was driving a Chevy pickup truck Monday night near Aurora, Iowa, when he rear-ended a tractor-trailer, authorities...
Little League sign reminding parents 'it's a game' goes viral

Little League sign reminding parents 'it's a game' goes viral

A sign that has been posted at a Wisconsin Little League field for years has gone viral, thanks to the power of social media.The sign has five reminders for parents who may take the games a bit too seriously, including umpires are humans and coaches are volunteers. According to KCCI, an image of the sign was posted on Reddit on Saturday, and then picked up by ESPN sports reporter Darren Rovell...
Dayton metro jobless rate drops in March

Dayton metro jobless rate drops in March

The Dayton metro jobless rate fell to 4.6 percent in March, keeping it behind Cincinnati and Columbus for having the lowest unemployment rate among the state’s large metro areas, according to Ohio Department of Labor data released today. The unemployment rate fell in 85 of the state’s 88 counties last month. In Montgomery County, the area’s largest populated county, the unemployment...
New Wright State scholarship offers include son of former Cincinnati Bengal

New Wright State scholarship offers include son of former Cincinnati Bengal

The Wright State Raiders are in pursuit of a 7-foot-1 high school center with a famous last name. Jake Walter, a junior 2018 prospect from Covington (Ky.) Catholic, tweeted Monday night he received a slew of scholarship offers, including one from WSU.  Walter is the son of Joe Walter, who played offensive line for the Cincinnati Bengals from 1985-97.  The younger Walter also reported receiving...
You won’t believe why this book was returned to Dayton library 16,863 days late

You won’t believe why this book was returned to Dayton library 16,863 days late

A Beavercreek woman has FINALLY returned a library book she did not want to read in the first place.  And it was ONLY 16,863 days late. Theresa Gasper, a Dayton native and president of Full Circle Development, returned “Cricket Songs: Japanese haiku translated by Harry Behn,” to the Dayton Metro Library Saturday during The Main Event, a grand opening party organized...
WATCH: Top WHIO-TV Sky 7 drone videos; awarded Edward R. Murrow for innovation

WATCH: Top WHIO-TV Sky 7 drone videos; awarded Edward R. Murrow for innovation

DAYTON —  WHIO-TV and WHIO.com have won a regional Edward R. Murrow Award in “Excellence in Innovation” for the use of its Sky 7 drone. The Edward R. Murrow Award is annually awarded by the Radio Television Digital News Association to honor outstanding achievements in online journalism.  “We’re very proud the Murrow committee has recognized how WHIO is on the...
Central State will be removed from fiscal watch

Central State will be removed from fiscal watch

Central State University will be removed from fiscal watch by the state later this week. The Chancellor of the Ohio Department of Higher Education will visit the Wilberforce-based campus on Thursday to make the official announcement, said state spokesman Jeff Robinson. RELATED: New WSU president faced criticism over changes at previous school Chancellor John Carey will join CSU president Cynthia Jackson-Hammond...
Deadly dog attack: A child attacked at same address of today’s mauling

Deadly dog attack: A child attacked at same address of today’s mauling

In light of Tuesday’s fatal dog attack, Dayton police reports indicate a previous dog attack occurred at the same address in 2011.  It is not known at this time if this is the same dog or dog owner involved as Tuesday’s fatal mauling.  In the December 2011 incident, a nine-year-old girl was playing in a yard at 345 Middle Street and was attacked by a labrador/pit bull mix...
3 things to know about Huber Heights ‘large-scale’ credit fraud

3 things to know about Huber Heights ‘large-scale’ credit fraud

Huber Heights residents and others in the Dayton area could be affected by a “very large-scale” theft and identity case, police said. Alliant Credit Union identified several fraudulent accounts from the Dayton area, and police say more people could be victims. Here are three things to know about the case: 1. “Several hundred accounts” could be impacted, Huber Heights police...
WHIO Radio wins Regional Edward R. Murrow Award

WHIO Radio wins Regional Edward R. Murrow Award

AM 1290 and News 95.7 WHIO has won a Regional Edward R. Murrow Award for breaking news coverage of the Brookville manhunt that led to the arrest of Conrad Davis, and the submission has now been entered for a national award.  Winners will be announced in June.  “I’m very proud of the work that this amazing news team has done here at WHIO,” said WHIO Radio Program Director...
Student finds earworm in school lunch

Student finds earworm in school lunch

A Pennsylvania student made a disturbing discovery while eating his school lunch. He found an earworm in his popcorn chicken. The student at Hughesville High School in Lycoming County snapped a picture and posted it on social media. The student who made the discovery did not want to be identified. School officials stopped serving the lunch when they found out about the bug, WNEP reported. They...
Nightly lane closures on I-70 start tonight in Preble County

Nightly lane closures on I-70 start tonight in Preble County

Nightly lane closures will impact I-70 commuters in Preble County starting this evening until early June. Roadwork from the Indiana/Ohio border to the Preble/Montgomery County line will require nightly lane closures from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Monday through Saturday until June 6, according to the Ohio Department of Transportation. Weather permitting, work will occur in the eastbound lanes for the first...
Clark County Pet of the Week

Clark County Pet of the Week

Meet Rose. She is an approximately 18-month-old Pit mix who weighs 60 pounds. Rose is vaccinated, dewormed, spayed, rabies vaccinated, heartworm negative and microchipped. Her adoption fee is $100 which includes her dog license. Rose is located at the Humane Society Serving Clark County, 5201 Urbana Road in Springfield. Shelter hours are 1 to 7 p.m. Thursday, 1 to 4:30 p.m. Friday, noon to 4:30 p...
Wright State transfer visits Dayton Flyers

Wright State transfer visits Dayton Flyers

Could Wright State’s loss be the Dayton Flyers’ gain? Mark Alstork, the Raiders’ leading scorer last season, told this new organization he visited the University of Dayton on Monday night. National basketball analyst Pat Lawless was the first to report the news.  Alstork is a Thurgood Marshall graduate who spent a season at Ball State before transferring to WSU. He requested...
Ohio House wants more money to fight opiates; ditches Kasich tax plan

Ohio House wants more money to fight opiates; ditches Kasich tax plan

Ohio House Republicans on Tuesday announced they’re ditching Gov. John Kasich’s plans for tax reforms in the state budget bill and said they’re pouring an extra $170.6 million into fighting the opiate addiction crisis. The governor called for income tax cuts and hikes in taxes on tobacco, vaping, sales and oil and gas extraction. The House GOP said no. In the latest version of the...
Man runs into burning building twice to save beer, police say

Man runs into burning building twice to save beer, police say

A man faces obstruction charges after police in South Dakota said he ignored orders from firefighters and ran twice into a burning building to “save” his beer. Sioux Falls police spokesman Officer Sam Clemens told KELO that Michael Casteel, 56, ignored a police officer who tried to stop him on Sunday from running into a burning apartment building. He ran into the building a second...
West Carrollton plans community garage sale

West Carrollton plans community garage sale

West Carrollton is gearing up for its community-wide garage sale next month. Residents have until 4 p.m. May 3 to have their addresses included in the May 6 event. They are asked to call (937) 847-4633 by the deadline to have their address included on the list. DOWNLOAD OUR MOBILE APPS FOR LATEST BREAKING NEWS A list of addresses will be printed on the city’s website at www.westcarrollton.org...
Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

COMMON PLEAS COURT NEW SUITS 17-DP-0359 - Evelyn Justice, 423 Kramer Road, v. Paul D. Fambro II, 1031 Middle St., petition for domestic violence civil protection order. 17-DR-0360 - Shaakira S. Bullock, 1508 Lexington Ave., v. My-Icia Shea Bullock, Dayton, complaint for divorce. 17-DP-0361 - Christopher Daniels, c/o EF Hutton Financial, One Main St., v. Casey Willman, Yellow Springs, petition for...
Third Hernandez suicide note addressed to inmate, lawyer says

Third Hernandez suicide note addressed to inmate, lawyer says

Aaron Hernandez’s friends and family gathered Monday for his funeral as a judge ordered all notes that he left in connection with his suicide be released to his family. A lawyer for a third person has come forward, claiming that one of the notes was addressed to his client. Hernandez was found dead last week in his cell at the Souza-Baranowski Corrections Center in Shirley, Massachusetts...
Piqua man busted with 38 suspected fentanyl caps

Piqua man busted with 38 suspected fentanyl caps

TROY —  A Piqua man is facing drug possession, trafficking and corruption charges after police found him with 38 suspected fentanyl caps, according to court records.  Johnathan P. Van Atta, 45, was taken into police custody on Monday during a drug bust. Van Atta’s bond was set at $115,000 cash during a Miami County Municipal Court hearing on Tuesday. According to police...
Gambling addiction: Ohio named a top state

Gambling addiction: Ohio named a top state

Ohio is a top state when it comes to gambling addiction, a new report shows. Ohio tied with New Jersey for fourth place for having the highest percentage of adults with a gambling disorder, according to a report form WalletHub, a personal finance website. Ohio is ranked the 10th most gambling addicted state in the country, right behind Louisiana and just above Deleware. Nevada, the home of Las Vegas...
Fairborn American Legion post selling ‘everything’ before closing

Fairborn American Legion post selling ‘everything’ before closing

American Legion Post 526 in Fairborn is holding a liquidation sale this week ahead of their closure. The American Legion hall is in receivership and is expected to close in early June, according to a notice from the city of Fairborn. The hall will liquidate possessions during a going out of business sale this week. MORE: Fairborn working aggressively to clear blight, attract development Commercial...
Sports Today: Thames burns Reds again, Bengals’ McCarron speaks and many basketball moves

Sports Today: Thames burns Reds again, Bengals’ McCarron speaks and many basketball moves

The Reds are back to .500 after losing the opening game of their series at Milwaukee 11-7.  Consider the optimism of their hot start officially tempered.  They've lost eight of 11, including four of five against the Brewers, who are 6-10 against everyone else.  The offense has returned over the last four games, but since the start of the season the Reds simply haven't gotten the...
Panera Bread to hire 10,000 as it expands delivery locations

Panera Bread to hire 10,000 as it expands delivery locations

Panera Bread Co. will hire 10,000 new employees by the end of 2017 as it expands its delivery service, the company said in a statement Monday. According to Panera, the company is planning to expand delivery options to 35 to 40 percent of its locations. It now delivers at 15 percent of its locations. Panera president Blaine Hurst says each café will hire between seven and 12 staff members...
Trotwood’s Torrey Patton signs with Akron

Trotwood’s Torrey Patton signs with Akron

Torrey Patton, Trotwood-Madison’s outstanding senior basketball player whose recruitment soared after just one game in this past season’s final four, signed to play basketball at the University of Akron on Tuesday morning. Patton, a talented 6-foot-4 senior guard, chose the Zips over Wright State, Miami, Duquesne, Youngstown State and other NCAA Division II and III programs. A first team...
Staffing cuts planned at Butler County-run nursing home

Staffing cuts planned at Butler County-run nursing home

The Butler County Care Facility has struggled financially for years, but a consultant hired by the county is working on revenue enhancements, process improvements and making staff reductions. FIRST REPORT: Taxpayers bail out county home with nearly $1M Butler County hired Jennifer Strickland, a consultant with LeaderStat LLC, about a month ago to work with and eventually take over for the current...

SHERIFF: Cameras, more Narcan needed for opioid epidemic

Residents at the NAACP Drug Dealing in Open-Air-Markets town hall forum on Monday said they are tired of seeing their neighborhoods overrun with drug dealers and people who experience drug overdoses. NAACP leaders said the opioid epidemic’s affects on children lead them to host Monday night’s town hall, at the Dayton Boys Preparatory Academy, and the response was so positive they&rsquo...
Boy, 13, dies after dirt bike crash

Boy, 13, dies after dirt bike crash

Jonathan Gonzalez loved being outside. Like many 13-year-olds, the Wellington, Florida, resident loved football, basketball, fishing and just being with friends. On Sunday he told his mother, Maria, he was going outside for a bit. Like she told him every time he’d go out to play, she said “Be careful.” Gonzalez recounted how her son, who died in a dirt bike crash, was adored...
April the giraffe webcam coming back; Calf’s name to be announced

April the giraffe webcam coming back; Calf’s name to be announced

Fear not April the giraffe fans!  The New York’s Animal Adventure Park announced on Facebook that April’s giraffe cam is coming back soon--and permanently! The camera will be live every Tuesday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. according to its Facebook post. “A permanent yard cam will go up this season which will also reconnect you to your favorite giraffe family,” the zoo wrote...
Cop called for noise complaint, joins party instead

Cop called for noise complaint, joins party instead

A noise complaint turned into a dance party for a police officer in San Antonio, and it was all caught on video. Someone made a complaint that music was too loud when a child’s dance club set up a dance floor. >> Read more trending news But instead of shutting the party down, police joined the teens on the dance floor, showing them the proper way to salsa, KSAT reported. The video is now...
Free shuttle likely coming to downtown Dayton — could streetcars follow?

Free shuttle likely coming to downtown Dayton — could streetcars follow?

Greater Downtown Dayton could get a free shuttle service — known as a circulator — as soon as early fall to better connect employers, amenities, shopping and dining areas and hot destinations. The Greater Dayton RTA still needs to finalize the circulator’s route and find sponsors to help fund the new service, but downtown is bustling and has seen explosive growth, and the core is...
Chicago-based therapy chain opens Dayton center

Chicago-based therapy chain opens Dayton center

A chain of physical therapy clinics is opening a Dayton location. Athletico Physical Therapy opened a site Monday at 8805 N. Main Street, suite 110, the company said in a release. RELATED: Premier, UnitedHealthcare negotiations continue over network talks Services include physical therapy, vestibular rehabilitation, a program to treat ACL injuries and more. The chain also has sites in Middletown,...

Talks between area’s largest health system and insurer go down to wire

Contract negotiations between the region’s largest health system and insurer UnitedHealthcare remain at an impasse as a deadline approaches that could jeopardize the health plans of up to 70,000 local residents. Premier Health and UnitedHealthcare, the area’s largest insurer, have been at an impasse in talks to renew their health coverage network relationships, and the deadline to reach...
2nd Butler County city bans selling of medical marijuana

2nd Butler County city bans selling of medical marijuana

The city of Fairfield has become the second Butler County municipality to ban cultivation, production and selling of medical marijuana. FIRST REPORT: City Council debates medical marijuana ban However, the legislation, which passed by a 6–0 votes Monday evening, does not ban the laboratory testing of medical marijuana. Fairfield Law Director John Clemmons said Ohio’s new law does not permit...
Watch: What happens three years after a golf course closes?

Watch: What happens three years after a golf course closes?

Three years after the Snyder Park Golf Course in Springfield closed, the footprint of the 18-hole course is still plainly visible, the trees are still tall and the grass is still growing and green, although not nearly as manicured.  Declining golf revenue and a tight budget led the National Trail Parks and Recreation District to cease golf operations at Snyder in 2014 and keep its other course...
Copy of Declaration of Independence found in unlikely location

Copy of Declaration of Independence found in unlikely location

You never know what could be stashed away in a dusty records office.  Two researchers do know and they made the discovery of a lifetime, thanks to a one-line entry in a catalog from a records office in England, The Washington Post reported. The entry read “Manuscript copy, on parchment, of the Declaration in Congress of the thirteen United States of America.” >> Read more...
New campaign will focus on the right time to turn car seats around

New campaign will focus on the right time to turn car seats around

Most parents turn their child’s car seat facing forward too early, according to a new study by baby brand Chicco. The study shows that 72 percent of parents say they are uncomfortable talking to other parents about keeping their children riding in a rear-facing position, USA Today reported. >> Read more trending news  The American Academy of Pediatrics says all infants...
Police ‘arrest’ goats on the lam

Police ‘arrest’ goats on the lam

Things can get a little wild in Maine.  Just ask the police in Belfast who had to answer the call to “arrest” a couple of trespassing goats. >> Read more trending news  The goats, named Louis and Mowgli, were picked up by Sgt. Daniel Fitzpatrick after he received a call from a woman who had trapped them in her garage. They had walked up to the woman’s home and...
Amateur Florida python hunters can win prizes

Amateur Florida python hunters can win prizes

Catch a snake, win a shirt. And perhaps more. That’s the pitch being made by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, which on Monday introduced a “Python Pickup Program.” According to the Tampa Bay Times, anyone who captures a python in the wild can submit a photo of the snake they caught in order to win. Each amateur snake-snatcher will receive a "...
7 things to know now: Arkansas executions; O'Reilly speaks; Hannity accusations walked back

7 things to know now: Arkansas executions; O'Reilly speaks; Hannity accusations walked back

Here's a roundup of news trending across the nation and world today. 1. Arkansas executions: Arkansas executed two inmates hours apart on Monday night after a U.S. district judge first issued a stay, then lifted it about an hour later. Jack Jones was executed first, then attorneys for Marcel Williams questioned whether Jones suffered unnecessarily during his execution. Williams was put to death...
Agreements approved for 4,500-home Warren County community

Agreements approved for 4,500-home Warren County community

Trustees of this Warren County township became the final body to approve a web of agreements for Union Village, a 4,500-home planned community featuring a 109-acre, $15 million sports complex. RELATED: 12,000 residents, $1.5B in investment expected at Union Village The Turtlecreek Twp. trustees on Tuesday unanimously approved tax incentives on residential and commercial development, and formation...
Woman claims Fitbit burned her arm after it ‘exploded’

Woman claims Fitbit burned her arm after it ‘exploded’

A Wisconsin woman said she suffered second-degree burns on her arm after her Fitbit tracker “exploded” while she read a book, ABC News reported. >> Read more trending news  Dina Mitchell said she had owned her Fitbit Flex 2 for about two weeks when the fitness tracking device allegedly caught fire on her arm Tuesday night. "I was literally just sitting and reading...
'Unicorn food' is colorful, sparkly and everywhere

'Unicorn food' is colorful, sparkly and everywhere

Starbucks began selling “unicorn Frappuccinos” on Wednesday, a colorful kaleidoscope of a drink, breathing new life into a food trend that had been willed into existence by a torrent of carefully composed pictures shared on Instagram and other social media sites. For the unaware: “Unicorn food” is any food item jazzed up with dye or cute accessories like fruit cut into little...
Ivanka Trump goes to Berlin as Merkel seeks bond with White House

Ivanka Trump goes to Berlin as Merkel seeks bond with White House

One is a 62-year-old former physicist who grew up in a Lutheran parish house in East Germany. The other is a businesswoman whose billionaire property-developer father brought her from Manhattan to the White House.  While Angela Merkel and Ivanka Trump don't have a lot in common, Germany's chancellor is seeking out President Donald Trump's daughter as a back channel to moderate his views. Merkel...
Details, de-tails: Get the most of those pink shrimp

Details, de-tails: Get the most of those pink shrimp

This is not an edible nod to millennial pink. Honest. Red grapefruit and shrimp, bathed in a piquant dressing and paired with the crunch of toasted hazelnuts, red onion slivers and perky spring lettuces, just happen to give this plate a look that's very on trend. The shrimp get a little seasoning before they hit the hot pan, and you may notice they do not have their tails - those pinky-size lengths...
Giraffe's baby bump boosts tiny zoo's upkeep, conservation

Giraffe's baby bump boosts tiny zoo's upkeep, conservation

April the giraffe has brought a bundle to a tiny zoo in rural upstate New York, thanks to a YouTube video livestream of her pregnancy and birth of an incredibly cute calf that has riveted viewers around the world.  Owners of the for-profit Animal Adventure Park won't say exactly how much they've pulled in from all April-related ventures, but internet marketing experts conservatively estimate...

A lesson learned while drinking wine in the Arizona desert

There’s no better place to drink wine than at a winery, the place that brought it to life. Cellars are better than the tasting rooms, if you ask me, and vineyards are best of all, when the weather is good. Part of why wine is best at a winery is because it hasn’t traveled, hasn’t been exposed to heat or cold, hasn’t been jostled or hit by light. It’s just been sitting...
Pith and its young chef move out of Columbia’s dorms

Pith and its young chef move out of Columbia’s dorms

A few weeks before his supper club, Pith, started up again, Jonah Reider was in his spotless new kitchen, toying with a new idea: marrying the barnyard heft of bone marrow with the earthiness of just-in-season morels. “Yo dog,” he texted the next day, the bone marrow turned out to be “so dank.” Yes, chef! “Dank” is not the preferred encomium of the Michelin-star...

Brace yourself for overbooked flights this summer

When United Airlines dragged a screaming man from his seat recently, bloodying him in the process, it caused a justifiable uproar. The resulting outrage is spurring a cry for additional fliers’ protections. When passengers aboard a small plane in Rochester, Minn., were held hostage for five-plus hours overnight in 2009, the incident and similar tarmac delays fueled congressional support for...
Allen, Howard lead Alabama’s big draft class

Allen, Howard lead Alabama’s big draft class

Alabama's defense figures to resume its dominant ways during the NFL draft.  Bedeviled by Deshaun Watson and Clemson in the national championship game loss , the Crimson Tide could have three defenders selected in the first round next week in Philadelphia. Five members of the front seven have a shot at being picked in the first three rounds, and the other two remain in college.  And that's...
State Department website touts glittering history of Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate 

State Department website touts glittering history of Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate 

A State Department website that promotes travel to the United States included an article this month about the history and lavish furnishings of President Donald Trump's privately-owned Florida resort club Mar-a-Lago, opening questions about whether the federal government is improperly promoting Trump's moneymaking enterprises.   Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., pointed to the travelogue-style blog...
Before crouching behind plate, Romine brushes away adversity

Before crouching behind plate, Romine brushes away adversity

When Austin Romine returned from the Triple-A All-Star Game two years ago, it was with a bounce in his step, certain that he had rejuvenated his career. Just a few months before, Romine had been the final cut by the New York Yankees after playing poorly in spring training. Free to sign with any club, he returned to the Yankees’ top minor league affiliate, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, because no other...

Married a year, and in love with his game

When Scott McCarron registered for last week’s PGA Tour Champions stop at Big Cedar Lodge, his first instinct was to renew his wedding vows. A year ago, he and his then-girlfriend, Jenny Klein, took one look from the first tee at Top of the Rock, the nine-hole Jack Nicklaus-designed par-3 course that co-hosts the event, gazed at the Ozark Mountains on the horizon and were smitten. There in the...
How to make pesto-loaded lamb chops, and which wines to pair

How to make pesto-loaded lamb chops, and which wines to pair

Lamb isn’t exactly the type of meat to hang back in the shadows. You’re eating it because you like its assertive, gamey flavor — but what wine to pair? A tannic red with some acidity will hold up, says sommelier Nate Redner. Try any of his three recommendations below with one of our favorite recipes for lamb chops. ——— With food processor motor running, drop in...
Trip to Veracruz, Mexico, brings back recipes for salsa and empanadas

Trip to Veracruz, Mexico, brings back recipes for salsa and empanadas

They dance on the streets in Veracruz City. A couple of nights a week, locals and visitors dress up in their Sunday best and assemble in the town square to enjoy Veracruz’s famous dance, the danzon. Set to live music, the spectacle of young and old dancing together proves unforgettable. We did our best to keep in step; mostly, we just worked up an appetite. Good thing, as there’s much...

Travel Deals: Save on weekend flights to Europe and Scandinavia 

This week's best travel bargains around the globe.  Land   - Topnotch Resort, in Stowe, Vermont, is offering a perks-filled package for pets and their people, with up to 15 percent savings. The Serve, Fetch, Love special starts at $618 and includes two nights' luxury accommodations; a 60-minute private tennis lesson or 90 minutes of court time; a 25-minute in-room spa treatment for...
72 hours in Atlanta

72 hours in Atlanta

I never had a yearning to visit Atlanta. It just wasn’t a city on my radar. I’d flown through it a few times on my way to other cities, but hadn’t ever considered it as a travel destination. But when my mother, sister and I were trying to decide where to meet up for our annual girls’ weekend, we decided, why not try out Atlanta? Flights to the city are cheap from Los Angeles...
The lawyer who will oversee the Russia inquiry has experience investigating the White House

The lawyer who will oversee the Russia inquiry has experience investigating the White House

As a young federal prosecutor in the 1990s, Rod J. Rosenstein played a key role in the highly charged independent investigation of the President Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton, over their investments in a failed real estate company known as Whitewater.  Rosenstein now is poised to take over another sensitive investigation: the FBI counterintelligence inquiry into whether President Donald Trump's...
NFL beat writer mock draft: Garrett and Thomas are first to go

NFL beat writer mock draft: Garrett and Thomas are first to go

Few people know NFL teams as well as the beat writers who cover them on a daily basis. Below, a beat writer from each of the 32 teams makes a prediction of how the first round could go Thursday night, with an explanation of their selection: 1. CLEVELAND: DE Myles Garrett, Texas A&M (Mary Kay Cabot, Cleveland Plain Dealer) — The Browns need to add a surefire impact player instead of taking a...
James' mark of playoff wins reflects more than  otherworldly skills

James' mark of playoff wins reflects more than otherworldly skills

J.R. Smith had no idea that he was a member of the last team that beat LeBron James in a first-round playoff game. "I try not to remember too much of my New York days," Smith said of his troubled tenure with the Knicks. James insisted he didn't remember his last first-round loss, either. It came on May 6, 2012, with the Miami Heat. As Carmelo Anthony poured in 41 points and Amar'e Stoudemire...
Travel Tips: How to pick a travel agent

Travel Tips: How to pick a travel agent

Finding the right travel agent is like finding the right doctor, according to David Kolner, who oversees the travel agent membership program for Virtuoso, a network of more than 15,000 agents globally. “This may sound extreme — after all, they’re only booking your travel — but your leisure time is one of your most valuable assets, so why would you trust just anyone with it?&rdquo...
Charge Philippine President Duterte with mass murder, lawyer tells the Hague

Charge Philippine President Duterte with mass murder, lawyer tells the Hague

A Filipino lawyer asked the International Criminal Court in The Hague on Monday to charge President Rodrigo Duterte and 11 other Philippine officials with mass murder and crimes against humanity in the killings of thousands of people over three decades.   The lawyer, Jude Josue Sabio, said in a 77-page complaint that Duterte was the “mastermind” of a campaign that has killed...
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