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After boasting of sex with 50 women, Supreme Court judge apologizes

An Ohio Supreme Court justice is apologizing for a recent Facebook post in which he boasted of having sex with about 50 women over 50 years. “There comes a time in everyone’s life when you have to admit you were wrong,” Justice William O’Neill posted on his Facebook page Sunday. “It is Sunday morning and I am preparing to go to church and get right with God,&rdquo...
Local pet-meal delivery service launches

Local pet-meal delivery service launches

A new, locally based meal delivery service for pets? It’s real. Vandalia-based Ahler’s Catering and Nutritional Services — part of Demetrius of Forty Churches LLC — has announced that it will offer a pet meals program for clients in the Dayton and Springfield areas. RELATED: New pet supplies shop opens downtown Ahler’s Catering has been delivering meal kits for Ohio...
Here’s what all the Ohio governor candidates say they’ll do about the opioid crisis

Here’s what all the Ohio governor candidates say they’ll do about the opioid crisis

The next governor of Ohio in all likelihood will inherit a drug crisis that continues to kill thousands of Ohioans each year. The annual cost of opiate abuse, addiction and overdoses to Ohio is estimated at $6.6 billion to $8.8 billion, according to researchers at Ohio State University. Beyond the dollars and cents, the scourge is killing on average of 12 Ohioans every day. As the various candidates...
5 things Ohio governor candidates want to do about the opioid crisis

5 things Ohio governor candidates want to do about the opioid crisis

The next governor of Ohio in all likelihood will inherit a drug crisis that continues to kill thousands of Ohioans each year. The annual cost of opiate abuse, addiction and overdoses to Ohio is estimated at $6.6 billion to $8.8 billion, according to researchers at Ohio State University. Beyond the dollars and cents, the scourge is killing on average of 12 Ohioans every day. As the various candidates...
Group rallies for man shot by Moraine police, says lawsuit coming

Group rallies for man shot by Moraine police, says lawsuit coming

A Dayton-born reverend told a group of more than three dozen protesters that Jamarco McShann’s Oct. 20 death at the hands of the Moraine police department should signal a turning point in the demand for justice for black men shot by law enforcement. “I for one am tired of watching folks sit on the sideline. It’s time to get off the bench and get in this game. We have to fight for...
Number of sexual assaults reported at Wright Patt increases

Number of sexual assaults reported at Wright Patt increases

The number of sexual assaults reported at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base has increased the past four years, with 83 reported since 2013, the Department of Defense said Friday. The Pentagon released the data for military installations around the world, including Wright-Patterson which is the largest single site-employer in Ohio with a workforce of about 27,000 employees. The data, which does not include...
O’Neill’s boast of sexual liaisons brings calls for his resignation

O’Neill’s boast of sexual liaisons brings calls for his resignation

A Facebook post touting his sexual exploits with “50 very attractive females” Friday had colleagues expressing shock and political opponents calling for Ohio Supreme Court Justice Bill O’Neill to resign.   “I condemn in no uncertain terms Justice O’Neill’s Facebook post. No words can convey my shock,” said Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen...
State leaders tour Wright Patt as they explore how to protect bases

State leaders tour Wright Patt as they explore how to protect bases

A state panel touring military bases across Ohio to urge ways to protect the facilities visited the state’s largest installation base Friday as the panel prepares to release findings early next year. Seven members of the 12-member BRAC and Military Affairs Task Force toured Wright-Patterson Air Force Base over five hours, the longest scheduled stop thus far to about a dozen installations in...
Ohio mayors to Congress on tax reform: ‘Get it right’

Ohio mayors to Congress on tax reform: ‘Get it right’

Mayors from Springfield, Kettering and 10 other Ohio cities went to Columbus Friday to send a message to Washington that the tax reform packages rushing through Congress will be a bad deal for homeowners and projects that rely on historic tax credits and private activity bonds. “Tax reform is needed in order to help our economy, but we need to get it right,” said Findlay Mayor Lydia Mihalik...
Wright State could increase tuition by 6 percent

Wright State could increase tuition by 6 percent

Wright State University may increase the cost of tuition by 6 percent if a proposal for a tuition guarantee program is implemented. The program, which locks in tuition for four years for a freshman, serves as something of a loophole that allows public universities to increase tuition despite a state mandated tuition freeze that is in its fifth year. The proposal presented to Wright State’s board...
Foreman says both signatures hers in boyfriend homicide case

Foreman says both signatures hers in boyfriend homicide case

UPDATE (11 a.m. Saturday) The grand jury foreman whose signature is at the heart of a debate of a woman indicted for the manslaughter of her boyfriend testified Friday that she signs documents in more than one style. “Yeah, I have multiple ways to sign my name,” the woman said Friday during a hearing in Montgomery County Common Pleas Court Judge Dennis Langer’s court. Jessica Grieco&rsquo...
Ohio State suspends all fraternity activities

Ohio State suspends all fraternity activities

Ohio State University has suspended all social, recruitment and new member activities for its fraternities, effective immediately. In a letter to Interfraternity Council presidents on Thursday, OSU senior director of sorority and fraternity life Ryan Lovell suspended activities until further notice. The “proactive step” was taken so that the interfraternity council community can take &ldquo...
Ohio girl doesn’t let craniofacial disorder control her life

Ohio girl doesn’t let craniofacial disorder control her life

Macy Acord has suffered from Goldenhar Syndrome since birth but she and her mom want people to know that she’s just like every other teenage girl. Goldenhar Syndrome is is a craniofacial disorder, a rare congenital condition characterized by abnormal development of the eyes, ears and spine, according to Dayton Children’s hospital. It can cause facial differences in people who have the...
Eyeglasses may be exempt from state sales tax, lawmaker says

Eyeglasses may be exempt from state sales tax, lawmaker says

Ohioans may soon get a tax break when buying prescription eye glasses and contact lenses. Lawmakers struck a deal to exempt corrective eye wear from state sales taxes, according to state Rep. Derek Merrin. Merrin, R-Monclova Twp. near Toledo, announced that lawmakers in the House and Senate agreed to roll the sales tax break into an existing bill that is expected to win approval. RELATED: Back to...
Miami Twp. extends medical marijuana moratorium again

Miami Twp. extends medical marijuana moratorium again

A second extension of a moratorium on medical marijuana has beeen approved by Miami Twp. It places another six-month ban on the issuing and processing of permits to allow cultivators, processors and retail dispensaries. RELATED: Trustees vote to extend medical marijuana moratorium The township’s first moratorium was approved by trustees in August 2016 and renewed in February of this year. Last...
Protecting Wright Patt goal of BRAC task force visit

Protecting Wright Patt goal of BRAC task force visit

A state task force targeting ways to protect Ohio’s military bases and attract more defense industry jobs and skilled veterans to the workforce will tour Ohio’s largest military installation today. The BRAC and Military Affairs Task Force will visit Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, the latest stop on a tour crisscrossing Ohio from Coast Guard and NASA installations near Cleveland to National...
NEW DETAILS: Ex-Miamisburg teacher indicted for having sex with student

NEW DETAILS: Ex-Miamisburg teacher indicted for having sex with student

A former Miamisburg Middle School teacher is set to face multiple charges this month for an alleged “sexual relationship with a 14-year-old student” in late May, according to the Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office. Jessica Langford, 32, of Centerville resigned from the district amid allegations she was sexually involved with a student, according to school district records. She...
DeWine: Opioid crisis is hurting the state’s economy

DeWine: Opioid crisis is hurting the state’s economy

As Attorney General Mike DeWine travels the state, ramping up his campaign for governor, he’s been talking about what he thinks is the number one issue facing Ohioans — jobs. But every speech and interview about jobs, he said, inevitably turns to drugs, specifically the opioid crisis that is hitting Ohio harder than most other states. “The number one complaint I get from employers&hellip...
Whirlpool planning to put up 3 wind turbines in Greenville

Whirlpool planning to put up 3 wind turbines in Greenville

Whirlpool Corp. announced it will build three wind turbines to power its manufacturing facility in Greenville. Beginning construction in early 2018, the turbines will be the same as those developed for Whirlpool’s manufacturing facilities in Findlay, Marion, and Ottawa, according to the company. The turbines will be developed in coordination with One Energy Enterprises. RELATED: Rising demand...
5 things to know about potential governor candidate Richard Cordray

5 things to know about potential governor candidate Richard Cordray

Richard Cordray is rumored to be considering a 2018 run to be the next governor of Ohio after resigning from his position as director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau . Cordray, a Democrat, has not yet announced a run, but for months has been rumored to be planning one. Cordray previously worked in state government in Ohio. INTERACTIVE: Who is running for Ohio...
Dayton man sentenced to 25 years in double homicide

Dayton man sentenced to 25 years in double homicide

A Dayton man was sentenced to 25 years in prison after being convicted of involuntary manslaughter and other charges in connection with a double homicide in November 2016. Davion L. Lyons, 26, had been indicted on six counts of aggravated murder among 24 total counts in the Nov. 29, 2016 shooting deaths of John Dixon, 40, and Donald Nesbit, 56, in a Victor Ave. residence. On Nov. 1, 2017, Lyons and...
Cordray’s Washington exit could shake up Ohio governor race

Cordray’s Washington exit could shake up Ohio governor race

Ohio’s crowded field for governor could get more crowded now that Democrat Rich Cordray plans to leave his federal job, sending a strong signal that he is ready to launch another statewide bid. Cordray, a holdover from the Obama administration, announced Wednesday he is stepping down as director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau by the end of November. He would not say whether he plans...
Another Ohio lawmaker resigns, citing ‘inappropriate’ behavior

Another Ohio lawmaker resigns, citing ‘inappropriate’ behavior

Republican Wes Goodman resigned his seat in the Ohio House on Wednesday, the second lawmaker to abruptly step down after allegations of inappropriate conduct surfaced in the Statehouse. House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger, R-Clarksville, pressed Goodman to resign after learning details of “his involvement in inappropriate behavior related to his state office.” Rosenberger said in a statement...
What Fortune 500 companies are based in Ohio?

What Fortune 500 companies are based in Ohio?

Ohio is home to several Fortune 500 companies that are involved in everything from grocery store chains to insurance and tires. The 2017 Fortune 500 list of companies was recently released, marking the 63rd edition of the ranking. Fortune 500 companies represent around two-thirds of the U.S. gross domestic product with $12 trillion in revenues, according to Fortune. There...
Report reveals how public employees pocket public funds across Ohio

Report reveals how public employees pocket public funds across Ohio

State audits have uncovered $3.4 million in missing funds over the past decade at 77 governments across the state, including several in the Miami Valley, a report released today by the Ohio auditor’s office says. The report lays out schemes used by public employees at local governments and schools across the state to pocket public funds. Many of these cases were linked to theft, resulting in...
UD to use Midmark space for Air Force fleet research

UD to use Midmark space for Air Force fleet research

The University of Dayton Research Institute plans to move into Midmark’s old space by spring of 2019, the institute’s leader said. Midmark Corp., a provider of medical, dental and veterinary health care equipment, on Tuesday announced it will move its headquarters from a UDRI building to Austin Landing. Midmark plans to make the move by Oct. 1, 2018, the company announced. The space...
With Ohio executions in the news, a look at the human toll of the state’s convicted killers

With Ohio executions in the news, a look at the human toll of the state’s convicted killers

Ohio on Wednesday was scheduled to carry out its latest execution, of Alva Campbell Jr., 69, who shot a teenager after stealing his car during an escape from custody. The execution was called off after medical personnel were unable to locate a vein to absorb the three-drug cocktail used as part of the lethal injection process. Campbell was scheduled to be the 56th person put to death...
Dayton among contenders for 2018 aviation hall ceremony, official says

Dayton among contenders for 2018 aviation hall ceremony, official says

The National Aviation Hall of Fame has not ruled out Dayton among four finalists to host the 2018 enshrinement ceremony of aerospace legends following this year’s snub that upset local officials. Dubbed the “Oscar’s Night in Aviation,” the glittering, black-tie event was hosted in Dayton since it began in 1962 until this year – when it was moved to the Fort Worth Alliance...
Springfield woman sues, claims discrimination on marijuana license

Springfield woman sues, claims discrimination on marijuana license

A local businesswoman has sued the state of Ohio, state agencies and state officials, claiming they’re not enforcing the new medical marijuana laws fairly. Ohio is the 25th state to legalize medical marijuana, even though it’s still illegal to use under federal laws. The state’s law doesn’t allow marijuana to be smoked or grown at home. It will have to be used in patches, vapors...
Wright Patt could gain under defense bill

Wright Patt could gain under defense bill

The House passed a nearly $700 billion defense authorization bill Tuesday that will add more planes, ships and troops at a time Pentagon leaders say the military has strained under spending caps and high operational tempo. Even with the bill’s passage in a 356-70 vote, defense spending caps known as sequestration will remain in place until congressional lawmakers pass a follow-on appropriations...
Republican exits race for Renacci’s seat; could help ex-OSU player

Republican exits race for Renacci’s seat; could help ex-OSU player

State Rep. Tom Patton, R-Strongsville, is dropping out of the hotly contested congressional race to replace Republican Jim Renacci and instead will run for re-election to the Ohio House, Patton said in a statement Tuesday. “Although I am no longer running to ‘drain the swamp’ I still feel called to serve our community and I look forward to continuing to work for the citizens of the...
Ohio is only state where police are not required to report child abuse

Ohio is only state where police are not required to report child abuse

Anyone who works with children — including doctors, teachers, camp counselors and therapists — are required by Ohio law to report suspected child abuse or neglect to either a children services agency or police. But Ohio is the only state where police officers are not subject to the same mandated reporting laws. A Columbus lawmaker wants to fix that, and has proposed a bill that would require...
Battleground over GOP tax plans moves to Ohio

Battleground over GOP tax plans moves to Ohio

As lawmakers in Washington debate the merits of competing GOP tax plan proposals, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin pitched tax reform to Ohio retailers Tuesday as a tool to spur job creation and economic growth. “We fundamentally think that we need to get back to sustained economic growth of 3 percent GDP or higher. For the eight years, we’ve been around 2 percent and that&rsquo...
End most suspensions for youngest students, state senator says

End most suspensions for youngest students, state senator says

A bill to gradually eliminate most out-of-school suspensions for students in preschool through third grade will be introduced in the Ohio Senate in the coming days, according to State Sen. Peggy Lehner, R-Kettering. At a press conference Tuesday, Lehner cited research tying high rates of suspension for minorities and students with disabilities to lower academic performance for those groups. »...
State offers tax penalty forgiveness program

State offers tax penalty forgiveness program

Residents and businesses that owe penalties on their taxes can get amnesty through a state program. The Ohio Department of Taxation announced it will be offering a tax amnesty program from Jan. 1 to Feb. 15. The department stated the program is for eligible taxpayers — individuals and businesses — with unreported or under-reported tax debts. RELATED: Ohioan’s personal income growing...
Criticisms of Trump aside, Kasich insists he’s a conservative

Criticisms of Trump aside, Kasich insists he’s a conservative

The biggest news flash Ohio Gov. John Kasich gave a student-run symposium at Johns Hopkins University Monday was this: Despite others’ assertions and descriptions to the contrary, he is, in fact, a conservative. Kasich has become a fixture on Sunday talk shows by bucking President Donald Trump, decrying hyper-partisanship and, at one point, hinting that he might run for office again one day...
Ohioan’s personal income growing at slower pace than neighbors

Ohioan’s personal income growing at slower pace than neighbors

Ohio’s personal income growth rate over the past year is slower than the national average. The state’s personal incomes grew by 0.5 percent from the second quarter of 2016 through the second quarter of 2017, according to Pew Charitable Trusts. That compares to an average 1.2 percent average annual growth rate over the past decade. LOCAL: Kettering Health Network buys more land Personal...
What could more graduation rule changes mean for the Class of 2019?

What could more graduation rule changes mean for the Class of 2019?

The state school board on Monday began discussion of long-term changes to Ohio’s high school graduation requirements, possibly extending Class of 2018 options like senior projects, strong attendance and minimum GPAs to the class of 2019 and beyond. Deputy Superintendent John Richard ran through three broad options from a “concept paper,” asking state board members for feedback with...
County to vote on $380,000 payment for woman ‘slammed’ into jail floor

County to vote on $380,000 payment for woman ‘slammed’ into jail floor

The Montgomery County Board of Commissioners will vote Tuesday on a proposed $380,000 settlement of a federal civil lawsuit brought by a former inmate who accused jail personnel of slamming her into a concrete floor. If approved, that amount would be paid to Emily Evans and her attorneys. Commissioners are scheduled to vote on that settlement and a $58,000 payment to former inmate Darryl Wallace....
Supreme Court denies last-minute clemency bid for man who killed teen during an escape from custody

Supreme Court denies last-minute clemency bid for man who killed teen during an escape from custody

An Ohio man lost his final bid to avoid execution after the U.S. Supreme Court today denied his motion to stay execution of his death sentence. The ruling sets the stage for the Wednesday morning execution of Alva Campbell Jr., 69, who shot a teenager after stealing his car during an escape from custody. Campbell is scheduled to die by lethal injection at 10 a.m. at the Southern Ohio Correctional...
Deadly shooting near hospital apparent murder-suicide, Massillon police say

Deadly shooting near hospital apparent murder-suicide, Massillon police say

UPDATE @ 11:35 p.m.: A doctor was shot to death Monday afternoon and the shooter apparently shot himself to death in what Massillon police are investigating as a murder-suicide, according to media reports from Massillon in Stark County. Police Chief Keith Moser told CBS affiliate WOIO-TV that Dr. George Seese was leaving Affinity Medical Center and getting into his car in the afternoon when a...
Loud noise from fighter jets could be heard this week

Loud noise from fighter jets could be heard this week

F-16 fighter jets are set to launch through Ohio’s skies on night training missions this week. The Ohio Air National Guard jets with the 180th Fighter Wing will launch Monday through Thursday during the training exercise, according to the Toledo-based unit. RELATED: Russian surveillance jet flying out of Wright-Patterson The flights are weather dependent and scheduled to concluded by 10 p.m...
GE to sell off more than $20B in assets: What’s really going on?

GE to sell off more than $20B in assets: What’s really going on?

General Electric announced a set of sweeping changes Monday geared toward bettering the company’s future. GE announced it will sell off more than $20 billion in company assets over the next two years. The sell-off will include assets in transportation, industrial solutions, current and lighting and at least 10 other areas. The changes will help to create a “simpler, more focused GE,&rdquo...
Battle brewing over changes to how issues get on Ohio ballot

Battle brewing over changes to how issues get on Ohio ballot

In recent years Ohioans have voted through state-wide ballot initiatives to ban smoking in public places, establish casinos in four cities and reject a proposal to give a monopoly on the growing and sale of marijuana. But after this year’s Issue 2 campaign - in which a philanthropist from California sought to change how prescription drug pricing works in Ohio - a battle is brewing over how issues...
Lawsuit: Man ‘wrongfully discharged’ from center before triple homicide

Lawsuit: Man ‘wrongfully discharged’ from center before triple homicide

The Dayton man facing a death-penalty murder trial for killing three people was improperly discharged from health care facilities due to negligence, according to claims in an amended wrongful death lawsuit brought by administrators of the victims’ estates. Muhammad Shabazz Ali, 62, was indicted on 29 counts — including six for aggravated murder — for the Aug. 10, 2016 shooting deaths...
Leading Senate candidate Josh Mandel mum on Moore

Leading Senate candidate Josh Mandel mum on Moore

A Republican U.S. Senate primary in Ohio that’s barely registered with the public suddenly has a dividing line: Roy Moore. Josh Mandel, the 40-year-old state treasurer considered the front runner, declined to state a position on whether Moore should quit the Alabama Senate race if allegations of sexual misconduct with minors prove true. That’s a break from other Republicans, including...
Gov. John Kasich says Senate candidate Roy Moore ‘too divisive,’ should step down

Gov. John Kasich says Senate candidate Roy Moore ‘too divisive,’ should step down

Ohio Gov. John Kasich stepped up his criticism of Alabama Senate Republican candidate Roy Moore, saying he is “too divisive a person” to serve in the U.S. Senate. In separate interviews Sunday on “ABC’s This Week” and “CNN’s State-of-the-Union,” Kasich said Moore “should step aside” following revelations in a Washington Post article last...
Middletown’s ‘Hillbilly Elegy’ author seeks solutions for Ohio’s problems

Middletown’s ‘Hillbilly Elegy’ author seeks solutions for Ohio’s problems

Middletown native and best-selling author J.D. Vance is out to solve Ohio’s problems, including the opioid addiction crisis, family instability and workforce preparedness. But he is quick to say: “I’ll be the first to admit that I don’t have all the answers to these questions.” Vance delivered a lecture Tuesday at Ohio State University before several hundred people, walking...
Dayton apartment burglarized hours after drug raid, police say

Dayton apartment burglarized hours after drug raid, police say

A Dayton home was burglarized hours after police conducted a drug raid at the same apartment Thursday afternoon, according to a police report The initial incident happened at the apartment in the 2000 block of Catalpa Drive when Dayton police officer raided the home at 2:40 p.m. Thursday. They seized drugs, cash and several guns from the apartment. Andre Lamar Hill, 43, of Dayton was arrested and...
Hatch to Sherrod Brown: ‘Don’t spew this stuff at me’

Hatch to Sherrod Brown: ‘Don’t spew this stuff at me’

Sen. Sherrod Brown and Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch are garnering attention today for a yelling match they had last night at a hearing over the tax reform bill working its way through the Senate. Hatch, a Utah Republican, took umbrage at comments by Brown saying the tax bill will help the rich at the expense of the poor. “This tax cut is really not for the middle class...
Patrol: Higher speed limit leads to spike in crashes, fatalities

Patrol: Higher speed limit leads to spike in crashes, fatalities

Crashes and fatalities spiked after Ohio increased the speed limit to 70 mph on hundreds of rural interstates and freeways, according to an Associated Press report. The Ohio State Highway Patrol released a report Thursday that said there was a 24 percent increase in crashes, including 22 percent more fatal and injury crashes, on 70 mph roads since the state went to the faster limit four years ago...
Oakwood schools introduce virtual reality in science classes

Oakwood schools introduce virtual reality in science classes

Teachers at Oakwood City Schools are taking a new approach to learning that allows them to reach the corners of the earth from the comfort of a classroom.  The seventh and eighth grade science classes at Oakwood Junior High School recently started using Virtual Reality goggles as part of their curriculum. The goggle, which work with Google Expeditions, allows teachers to create lessons taking...
3 Ohio pastors indicted on child sex trafficking conspiracy

3 Ohio pastors indicted on child sex trafficking conspiracy

A third Ohio pastor has been indicted on sex trafficking charges, and prosecutors say all three men worked together to entice underage girls with money in exchange for sex. A federal grand jury in Toledo has indicted the Rev. Cordell Jenkins, the Rev. Anthony Haynes and the Rev. Kenneth Butler on conspiracy to sex traffic children. All three men pleaded not guilty Tuesday. The US Attorney's Office...
Must-see Oregon District homes will be decked out for the Candlelight Holiday Tour  

Must-see Oregon District homes will be decked out for the Candlelight Holiday Tour  

Residents of the Oregon Historic District are preparing to open their doors to the city.  The neighborhood’s annual Candlelight Holiday Tour is slated for Dec. 4 to 6.  Guides will lead guests through five homes decorated for the holidays during the event. Tour times are 6:30 p.m., 7 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. nightly.  Tickets are $25 each and non-refundable. To purchase, visit ...
Kettering firefighter placed on administrative leave

Kettering firefighter placed on administrative leave

A city of Kettering firefighter was placed on paid administrative leave in October after officials were alerted about a Huber Heights police investigation involving the firefighter, this news organization has learned.  In a letter dated Oct. 10, Capt. Mark Williamson was told he was being placed on leave until further notice. However, the letter doesn’t specify why Williamson was being...
Where does the money you give to panhandlers actually go?  

Where does the money you give to panhandlers actually go?  

A coalition organized by the Downtown Dayton Partnership is encouraging people to stop donating to panhandlers and donate to its campaign instead.  The Real Change Dayton campaign, which was announced in June, has collected about $800 so far, according to Val Hunt Beerbower, Downtown Dayton Partnership spokeswoman. Beerbower said about $145 in change has been dropped in one...
5 stabbed after fight breaks out at Fairfield bar

5 stabbed after fight breaks out at Fairfield bar

A chaotic melee in a Fairfield bar led to shots fired and five stabbed or slashed early Sunday morning. Fairfield Police said no one was hit in the club by gunfire but five people were taken to local hospitals with knife wounds, one of which was transported by AirCare medical helicopter. Police are continuing their investigation of the attacks at the El Centenario nightclub located on the Fairfield...
$115K in veterans scam funds seized goes to Honor Flight Dayton

$115K in veterans scam funds seized goes to Honor Flight Dayton

Honor Flight Dayton is one of several Oho veterans groups to be awarded grants from nearly $1 million seized from a veterans charity scam. Ohio Attorney Gen. Mike DeWine announced the grants Saturday on Veterans Day. “We worked hard to ensure this money would be used as originally intended -- to help veterans,” DeWine said. “Bobby Thompson,” aka John Donald Cody, ran a scam...
Vandalia Pearl Harbor survivor celebrates 100th birthday at VFW

Vandalia Pearl Harbor survivor celebrates 100th birthday at VFW

A Vandalia Pearl Harbor survivor celebrated his belated 100th birthday on Veterans Day. Frank Ruby woke up to the Japanese attack on Dec. 7, 1941. Although his birthday is Nov. 1, family and friends thought it would be fitting to celebrate the veteran and all the other American heroes Saturday at the VFW on Wilmington Pike. “They give their lives, dedicate their lives to the mission to keep...
Local sheriffs, police pay tribute to veterans on social media

Local sheriffs, police pay tribute to veterans on social media

Social media is abuzz this Veterans Day with tributes honoring those who have served in the military. Tributes from the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Local sheriff’s offices and police departments are among the public service agencies adorning their pages and channels today on Facebook and Twitter.
Voters in Ohio Tuesday approved all but one levy aimed at child safety

Voters in Ohio Tuesday approved all but one levy aimed at child safety

Voters approved children services levies in 12 of 13 Ohio counties Tuesday. Local levies are crucial for county agencies that work to ensure the safety of children in Ohio because those agencies get only about 10 percent of their funding from the state — the lowest percentage of any state in nation. A recent Dayton Daily News investigation found that hundreds of children who died from suspected...
Issue 2 trouncing won’t end debate over high drug prices

Issue 2 trouncing won’t end debate over high drug prices

State Issue 2 was soundly defeated, but debate over what to do about the high cost of drugs is still gathering steam. “After $90 million there’s still not one solution to the high drug prices,” said Dennis Willard, spokesman for the Yes campaign. “That’s actually kind of tragic.” State Issue 2 — would have capped what state programs spend on prescription drugs...
Pike County murders: Trailers where Rhoden family killed moved 2nd time

Pike County murders: Trailers where Rhoden family killed moved 2nd time

Trailers in Pike County where eight family members were murdered were moved for a second time. Pike County officials removed the four mobile homes Nov. 2 — where Rhoden family members were found April 22, 2016, shot to death — from the now-defunct Hadswell Chemical Processing warehouse in Waverly to a pole barn inside the Pike County Sheriff’s Office impound lot, our media partner...
Man who police shot as he stabbed woman has died

Man who police shot as he stabbed woman has died

A man shot by police last week while he was stabbing a woman died from his injuries at an Indianapolis hospital, state police said Tuesday. The incident originally occurred on Oct. 30 at a home in the 1000 block of Church Street in New Castle, Ind., located about 30 miles west of Richmond, Ind. Police were dispatched to original reports of a domestic disturbance where a man with a large knife was...
No contest on Issue 1: Voters say give crime victims more rights

No contest on Issue 1: Voters say give crime victims more rights

Issue 1, a constitutional amendment to beef up rights for crime victims, cruised to an easy win Tuesday with backing from Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and a captivating story by a billionaire whose sister was murdered. “It is truly a great privilege and an honor to see the voters of Ohio so overwhelmingly crush the opposition in passing this,” said Henry T. Nicholas III, a native...
State Issue 2 fails big; confusion blamed

State Issue 2 fails big; confusion blamed

Ohio voters soundly rejected Issue 2 on Tuesday. With 100 percent of the vote in, the prescription drug measure failed 79 percent to 21 percent.  The Associated Press called Issue 2 as failing shortly before 8:30 p.m. and supporters then conceded at a Columbus watch party.  “Make no mistake, although this particular campaign did not win tonight, it is just the beginning of an awareness...
What people are saying about the Sutherland Springs church shooting

What people are saying about the Sutherland Springs church shooting

A gunman opened fire at a church in Sutherland Springs on Sunday, according to officials. More than 20 have been reported dead in the small town east of San Antonio, with more than 20 wounded. The gunman is also dead, Wilson County Commissioner Paul Pheil said in a TV news interview. >> Read more trending news  The news brought an all-too-familiar mix of reactions on social media...
Ohio Supreme Court Justice recuses himself after controversy

Ohio Supreme Court Justice recuses himself after controversy

Ohio Supreme Court Justice William M. O’Neill on Friday recused himself from “future matters” on the court in the wake of criticism following his announcement Sunday that he is running as a Democrat for governor but not stepping down from the court. His decision did not calm the controversy. RELATED: Ohio Supreme Court Justice comes to defense of ‘all heterosexual malesOhio...
Lawmakers look to make it harder for issues to be put on the ballot

Lawmakers look to make it harder for issues to be put on the ballot

A Miami Valley lawmaker wants to make it more difficult to put issues and constitutional amendments before Ohio voters. State Rep. Niraj Antani, R-Miamisburg, introduced a joint resolution that would increase the number of signatures needed to get an item on the ballot and increase the vote total needed to pass a measure from a majority to 60 percent. The goal, Antani said, is to keep out-of-state...
Stolen vehicle sparks police chase in Eaton

Stolen vehicle sparks police chase in Eaton

Suspects in a reported stolen vehicle from Dayton led Preble County deputies on a chase.  Sauvignon F. West, 18, and  Claude S. Page IV, 20, both of Dayton, are now in Preble County Jail.  The pursuit occurred around 2:40 a.m. Thursday on U.S. 35, west of Eaton, after a report of an erratic driver on East Main Street in Eaton, said Preble County Sheriff Michael Simpson...
Yellow Springs adds 6-acre solar array to grid

Yellow Springs adds 6-acre solar array to grid

The village of Yellow Springs today unveiled its newest source of energy -- 3,024 solar panels tied into the grid on about 6 and a half acres of village owned land. The solar array, which turns on an axis to optimize access to sunrays, brings the village's total energy supply to 93 percent renewable energy sources, according to Village Manager Patti Bates.  "Electric Superintendent Johnnie...
Early voting numbers are up for this year’s local elections

Early voting numbers are up for this year’s local elections

Ohio voters are casting more ballots early in this year’s local elections than in 2015, according to Secretary of State Jon Husted’s office. Husted Wednesday reminded voters the Nov. 7 General Election is less than a week away, and the deadline to request an absentee ballot is Saturday, Nov. 4 at noon. Voters are showing growing interest in voting early, requesting and casting more absentee...
Ohio House votes to ban abortions once Down syndrome diagnosis made

Ohio House votes to ban abortions once Down syndrome diagnosis made

Doctors who perform abortions for women who want to terminate their pregnancies because Down syndrome has been diagnosed could face criminal prosecution and license revocation, under a House bill approved 63-30 on Wednesday. The vote came after emotional testimony from lawmakers who oppose abortion as well as those who support abortion rights. Terminating a pregnancy based on a Down syndrome diagnosis...
Dayton-area state lawmaker disciplined for offensive remark in 2015

Dayton-area state lawmaker disciplined for offensive remark in 2015

State Rep. Mike Henne, R-Clayton, was ordered to go to sensitivity training after making an offensive remark in a group setting in April 2015. “This was a lapse in judgment on my part and I am sincerely sorry I upset someone. And I can understand why my actions were offensive, especially as a public servant and a state representative,” Henne said in a text message to this newspaper. &ldquo...
Manhattan incident: Watch video of the coverage

Manhattan incident: Watch video of the coverage

Police and witnesses say a motorist drove onto a busy bicycle path near the World Trade Center memorial and struck several people, then emerged from the vehicle screaming and firing something that appeared to be a gun, according to the Associated Press. At least six people are dead and an unknown number of people are injured, according to several media outlets. We’ve compiled a few videos of...
Jon Husted: Replacing Ohio’s voting machines will be costly

Jon Husted: Replacing Ohio’s voting machines will be costly

Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted said he’s hoping the federal government comes forward with money to update Ohio’s voting machines but admits, “I don’t hold my breath in thinking that they are going to.” Husted said the Ohio legislature is looking at ways to share costs to update voting machines that date to the mid-2000s. A split of 80 percent cost for the state and...

Judge orders area strip club to close

The Harem, a Dayton adult entertainment club raided in September, has been ordered to close by a Montgomery County judge.  Judge Dennis Adkins granted a Montgomery County Prosecutor’s office injunction that the business close for 12 month because it’s considered a public nuisance. The local sheriff’s office will block off the business’ parking lot. The prosecutor...
Jim Jordan says John Boehner is ‘angry,’ ‘bitter’

Jim Jordan says John Boehner is ‘angry,’ ‘bitter’

U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan said he feels sorry for former U.S. House Speaker John Boehner, the West Chester Republican who minced few words about Jordan and other Republicans in a new Politico Magazine profile. “It sounds like he’s kind of bitter and kind of angry and I feel bad for anyone who develops that kind of attitude,” Jordan said in an interview with the Dayton Daily News on Monday...
Henry, father of Fiona the hippo, has died 

Henry, father of Fiona the hippo, has died 

Henry the hippo, the father of Fiona was euthanized this morning, according to a media release from the Cincinnati Zoo.  Henry had been struggling for several months with health issues and had lost hundreds of pounds, a zoo spokesperson said in the release.  “According to the vet staff who had been carefully monitoring him, he took an obvious downward turn in the past few days, and...
Demolition begins at former Blue Jacket amphitheater in Greene County

Demolition begins at former Blue Jacket amphitheater in Greene County

Demolition work began today of the former Blue Jacket theater at Caesar’s Ford Park in Greene County. Rezod LLC was awarded the $308,851 contract to demolish the amphitheater, as well as the two faux-rock stages, tunnel and the tackroom/bunk house, according to Greene County Parks and Trails. Other structures on the 65-acre park off South Stringtown Road will be saved: The gift shop, restrooms...
Dayton funk legend dies

Dayton funk legend dies

A vocalist that helped the world appreciate “Boogie Nights” has died.  Keith Edward Wilder, a vocalist for the legendary Dayton/London, England funk band Heatwave, has died. Wilder was in his 65.  “He was a really good family man,” Billy Jones, Wilder’s cousin and bandmate, said of the Chaminade High School graduate. “He loved his family.&rdquo...
DeWine’s home county GOP not rushing to endorse for governor

DeWine’s home county GOP not rushing to endorse for governor

Unlike their political brethren in neighboring Montgomery County, the Greene County Republican Party has decided to wait a bit before endorsing a candidate for governor. The Greene GOP's Central Committee voted Thursday night, with 73 in favor, to wait until after the Feb. 7 filing deadline before endorsing a candidate in the race for the governor's office, according to GCRP Chairwoman Jan Basham...

Ohio AG DeWine going after drug makers: ‘This is just the beginning’

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is stepping up the pressure on drug manufacturers, calling on them to pay for drug recovery efforts in the state. DeWine’s Monday morning announcement of a new plan to deal with the crisis included a direct message to the drug manufacturers. “I’m mad. I will do everything in my power to make you pay. This is just the beginning. There will be more...
3 big takeaways from Ohio’s Democratic gubernatorial debate

3 big takeaways from Ohio’s Democratic gubernatorial debate

Ohio’s Democratic candidates for governor met Sunday night as the 2018 election heats up. The official Democratic candidates — former state Rep. Connie Pillich, Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley, state Sen. Joe Schiavoni, and former U.S. Rep. Betty Sutton — joined each other on stage for their second debate of the day. Here are the top three takeaways from Sunday night’s debate in Columbus...
Ex-Speaker John Boehner goes off on Congressman Jim Jordan

Ex-Speaker John Boehner goes off on Congressman Jim Jordan

Former U.S. House Speaker John Boenher unloaded on fellow Ohioan U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Urbana, in a Politico interview highlighting the ex-speaker’s retirement life in West Chester Twp. When asked by the reporter about Jordan’s chances of replacing House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz, Boehner let loose. “F—- Jordan. F—- Chaffetz. They’re both a&mdash...
LIVE NOW: Ohio Democratic governor candidates debate

LIVE NOW: Ohio Democratic governor candidates debate

Ohio’s four official candidates for governor closed the second debate Sunday night. In closing, Sen. Joe Schiavoni said he “comes up with bills ... and plans that aren’t just going to benifit the people of northeast Ohio, but are going to benefit everybody.” Schiavoni frequently referred to legislation he has proposed in the Senate, railing too against line item vetoes...
Impact Ohio conference coming to Dayton

Impact Ohio conference coming to Dayton

Impact Ohio will hold a conference in Dayton on Nov. 9 that will bring together the region’s business and community leaders. “Our general goal is we try to bring an engaging dialogue on topics of public policy and politics that are important to local communities,” said Jennifer Flatter, chief executive of the Impact Ohio LLC. “The conference is going to be a way to talk politics...
Ohio Chief Justice issues warning to Justice O’Neill after he announces run for governor

Ohio Chief Justice issues warning to Justice O’Neill after he announces run for governor

Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor issued the following statement Sunday on Supreme Court Justice William O’Neill’s announcement that he is running for governor:  “I am aware that Justice William O’Neill has announced his intention to run for governor. I am also aware that Justice O’Neill has indicated that he intends to remain a member of the Supreme Court for...
Police: Check to ‘parking pirates of Oxford’ wrong way to pay ticket

Police: Check to ‘parking pirates of Oxford’ wrong way to pay ticket

Oxford police may have had a difficult time cashing a check made out to “Parking Pirates of Oxford.” “We value creativity here at OPD, but the bank doesn’t necessarily think the same way,” the department posted Wednesday on its Facebook page. The department used its social media post to point out how not to pay a parking fine, and the right way.
Fire extinguished  at Fairborn apartment complex

Fire extinguished  at Fairborn apartment complex

Fairborn fire crews quickly extinguished a small fire at an apartment in Fairborn early Friday afternoon. Chief Riley of the Fairborn Fire Department reported that there were no injuries as a result of the fire. The cause is currently under investigation and a damage estimate was not immediately available.  We are responding to a report of a fire at an apartment complex in the 600 block of Osbourne...
Brrrr! It’s getting too cold for visitors to see Fiona

Brrrr! It’s getting too cold for visitors to see Fiona

It’s getting too cold for Fiona, the beloved hippo at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden. Hippos can only go outside if it’s at least 50 degrees with sunny skies. The zoo suggest checking the Zoo Today page on its website before visiting and too see all zoo updates. The 9-month-old Fiona, who weighed 29 pounds when she was born six weeks premature, is the smallest hippopotamus...
Issue 2 on track to be most expensive ballot issue in Ohio history

Issue 2 on track to be most expensive ballot issue in Ohio history

The campaigns arguing for and against State Issue2 — the prescription drug price ballot initiative — have raised a combined $73 million to date, according to pre-election campaign finance reports submitted to the Secretary of State’s office. With more spending expected in the run up to Election Day, that figure puts this ballot issue campaign on track to be the most expensive in...
Food Network star calls Dayton sandwich ‘amazing’

Food Network star calls Dayton sandwich ‘amazing’

A Food Network star took a bite out of a Dayton institution and probably didn’t even know it.  Alton Brown, the wildly popular foodie hero from Good Eats, Iron Chef America and Cutthroat Kitchen, was in Dayton on October 24 sampling all of our best grub.  Luke Feerer, the owner of Hannah’s Bar and Restaurant  at 121 N. Ludlow St. in downtown Dayton, was...
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