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The area’s newest club for kids just got a boost from local restaurants

The area’s newest club for kids just got a boost from local restaurants

The Boys & Girls Club of West Chester/Liberty is the latest recipient of a local restaurant company’s generosity. The youth club, which opened in early December, has received a donation of $17,755 from CTI Restaurants, Inc. The money will be used for program supplies and specialty education programs. MORE TRENDING NEWS » 7 new restaurants to try in Middletown this year » 5 ways Mike...
Crowded governor field puts Democratic race up for grabs

Crowded governor field puts Democratic race up for grabs

Nobody denies the Democratic field of candidates running for Ohio governor is crowded. But the whether that is a good thing for the party — and its fortunes in November — depends on how the five candidates behave, according to political experts and party officials. “I am not sure we can assume that a tight primary will damage a candidate for a general election unless the party emerges...
Arizona mother who gave toddler fatal meth dose receives 20-year prison sentence

Arizona mother who gave toddler fatal meth dose receives 20-year prison sentence

An Arizona woman who gave her toddler a fatal dose of methamphetamine in 2016 was sentenced Friday to 20 years in prison. >> Read more trending news  Natalie Russell, 30, pleaded guilty last month to second-degree murder and child abuse, azcentral.com reported. Russell claimed she gave her 22-month-old daughter meth to counteract the effects of methadone. The child had accidentally...
Few thousand turn out in support of Women’s March

Few thousand turn out in support of Women’s March

An estimated few thousand people descended on downtown Dayton to support equality. The 2018 Women’s March drew people across the region. The event at Courthouse Square is being organized by Dayton Women’s Rights Alliance, along with Dayton Indivisible for All and others. The rally is designed to engage and empower all people to support women’s rights, human rights, civil rights,...
Liberty Twp. didn’t get Amazon’s second HQ, but big dreams continue

Liberty Twp. didn’t get Amazon’s second HQ, but big dreams continue

Liberty Twp.’s bid to land Amazon’s second headquarters didn’t pan out, but it did solidify the resolve of local officials to continue already existing economic development efforts aimed at attracting similar companies, officials said. The HQ2 project, which generated 238 applicants from cities and regions in 54 states, provinces, districts and territories across North America, was...
Suspect indicted in Coldwater stabbing death

Suspect indicted in Coldwater stabbing death

A 19-year-old Coldwater man is charged with murder in the death of a woman in her apartment earlier this month. A Mercer County grand jury returned the indictment Friday against Francy Majo. He is accused of killing 47-year-old Sandra Renner Jan. 3 on North Elm Street in Coldwater. Majo was arrested the next morning. According to police, Majo said he stabbed Renner to death. Majo remains held on $1...
Dayton detective fires shots; no injuries in Salem Avenue incident

Dayton detective fires shots; no injuries in Salem Avenue incident

Two people are in custody following an officer-involved shooting late this morning in the 3500 block of Salem Avenue. No one was injured, and the coroner’s office did not respond to the scene, despite earlier reports. Law enforcement responded to the area of Lev’s Pawn Shop, 3351 Salem Ave. in Harrison Twp. Dayton police Maj. Eric Henderson said there were reports that a vehicle was spotted...
Grants pay for most of Beavercreek’s road work, thanks to new taxes

Grants pay for most of Beavercreek’s road work, thanks to new taxes

Residents and commuters will contend with more road construction projects this year in the city of Beavercreek, as the city continues to utilize voter-approved tax dollars to improve the streets. City leaders have budgeted about $5.8 million in road construction improvements for the year. STAY CONNECTED: Greene County News on Facebook Because of the 2-mill levy that voters passed in 2014, more than...
Here are the big things happening with Hamilton schools in 2018

Here are the big things happening with Hamilton schools in 2018

The state of education in Hamilton-area schools is strong and getting stronger, local public and private school officials said Thursday. The annual State of Hamilton Schools event at the Courtyard Marriott in the Butler County city is a pep rally of sorts for school officials, business and community organization leaders. And this year there was plenty to be cheery about. Badin High School, which is...
Vikings seek trademark for 'Minneapolis Miracle’ nickname

Vikings seek trademark for 'Minneapolis Miracle’ nickname

The Minnesota Vikings are the owners of a remarkable victory in last weekend’s NFL divisional playoffs. Now, the team wants to own the nicknames that have been attached to it. Stefon Diggs’ stunning 61-yard touchdown catch and run on the final play of the game gave the Vikings a 29-24 victory against New Orleans, giving birth to the nicknames “Minneapolis Miracle” or &ldquo...
Women's marches, events taking place across nation

Women's marches, events taking place across nation

A series of women’s marches, protests and voter registration events are taking place across the country this weekend. This weekend marks the one-year anniversary of President Donald Trump’s inauguration. In 2017, the Women’s March on Washington drew a large crowd that marched in protest of Trump’s election. Women’s marches were held across the country and the world...
Shutdown: Air Force museum closes: Wright-Patt workers face furlough

Shutdown: Air Force museum closes: Wright-Patt workers face furlough

The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force closed Saturday after initially opening in the morning in the midst of a federal government shutdown. Hundreds of people had trekked inside the world’s largest military aviation museum Saturday morning before the closure at 1 p.m. The fallout was the latest from the federal closure expected to affect thousands of workers at Wright-Patterson Air Force...
Local NAACP members, church leaders stay encouraged in light of hospital closing

Local NAACP members, church leaders stay encouraged in light of hospital closing

Local NAACP and church leaders said they are encouraged by “assurances” by Premier Health in the wake of the planned closing of Good Samaritan Hospital. A community forum on the issue set for Feb. 10 at Mt. Zion Baptist Church is one reason for that encouragement, said Dayton NAACP President Derrick Foward.  The community must “find a pathway forward,” said Corey Cunningham...
Inspiring talks about Hamilton highlighted by a standing ovation for its ‘citizens of the year’

Inspiring talks about Hamilton highlighted by a standing ovation for its ‘citizens of the year’

Leaders of the Greater Hamilton Chamber of Commerce and the owner of Spooky Nook Sports gave inspiring talks about how Hamilton is on an upswing — with the proposed Spooky Nook Sports at Champion Mill moring ahead. But the biggest applause Friday at the chamber’s 108th Annual Meeting & Dinner was for the city’s Citizens of the Year for 2017: Jason and Tammy Snyder. In fact, the couple...
Police: Maine man punches himself in face to avoid sobriety test 

Police: Maine man punches himself in face to avoid sobriety test 

Police have accused a Maine man of punching himself several times in the face to avoid a Breathalyzer test, The Bangor Daily News reported. Police suspected Brian Fogg, 27, of Belfast, to be intoxicated when they were called to a residence on Jan. 13 and found Fogg’s vehicle stuck in a ditch, police said. Belfast police said Fogg and a homeowner had gotten into an argument, and Fogg...
NFL championship games 2018: What time, what channel, odds for Jags vs. Patriots and Vikings vs. Eagles

NFL championship games 2018: What time, what channel, odds for Jags vs. Patriots and Vikings vs. Eagles

We are one day out from “Championship Sunday,” where the teams who will play in the Super Bowl will be determined. The Minnesota Vikings will take on the Philadelphia Eagles for the NFC Championship, while the New England Patriots play the Jacksonville Jaguars for the AFC title. If the Vikings win, they will be the first team to ever play in the Super Bowl at their home stadium. If Philadelphia...
Good Samaritan Hospital: NAACP, church leader want ‘pathway forward’

Good Samaritan Hospital: NAACP, church leader want ‘pathway forward’

Local NAACP and church leaders said they are encouraged by “assurances” by Premier Health in the wake of the planned closing of Good Samaritan Hospital. A community forum on the issue set for Feb. 10 at Zion Baptist Church is one reason for that encouragement, said Dayton NAACP President Derrick Foward. RELATED: Premier Health, UnitedHealthcare have contract deal The community must &ldquo...
West Carrollton Dixie demolition plan promises jobs, new retail

West Carrollton Dixie demolition plan promises jobs, new retail

Tearing down a former Dixie Drive restaurant is the latest building demolition planned along West Carrollton’s riverfront corridor – and one that is expected to bring that area’s first new retail space in about 20 years. RELATED: Demolition paves way for Kettering Health Network The proposal by Dayton Hydroponics is the fifth parcel – about 20 acres combined - in the past year...
New app helping detect credit card skimmers in Butler County

New app helping detect credit card skimmers in Butler County

Several cases of credit card thieves using skimming devices to steal unsuspecting customers’ credit card information have affected Butler County. Now, new technology is being used by the Butler County Auditor’s office to combat the problem. When a credit card is run through a skimmer, the small device stores the cardholder’s data. Once the credit information is obtained, a thief...
Chicago rapper Fredo Santana dead at 27

Chicago rapper Fredo Santana dead at 27

Chicago rapper Fredo Santana has died, according to several of his friends, The Chicago Sun-Times reported. He was 27. Canadian rapper Drake, record producer Maxo Cream and California rapper Lil B expressed their condolences on social media. Santana, whose birth name was Derrick Coleman, wrote on Instagram in October that he was suffering from liver failure, the Sun-Times reported. No official...
Springfield men bring new life to old engine

Springfield men bring new life to old engine

“Only in America,” said Roger Vaglia’s superbly written obituary, “could the grandson of barely educated European immigrants, son of a father who quit school after eighth grade to work in the mines, end up at Harvard and then see both his children get Master’s degrees in their chosen fields.” Vaglia’s rise from a coal company house in McCullough, Pa., to early...
The 2018 Dayton Women’s March will take place today 

The 2018 Dayton Women’s March will take place today 

The 2018 Dayton Women’s March will take place today, January 20. The event, which will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. at Courthouse Square (23 N. Main Street) is being organized by Dayton Women’s Rights Alliance, along with Dayton Indivisible for All and others. The 2018 rally is designed to engage and empower all people to support women’s rights, human rights, civil rights, disability...
Lessons from Middletown’s superintendent: Be a difference-maker

Lessons from Middletown’s superintendent: Be a difference-maker

Middletown City Schools Superintendent Marlon Styles Jr. wants to be a difference maker and to make others into the same. Styles said his mother and father were and continue to be the difference makers in his life. Even if only one was available, at least one of them was there to guide him during tough times, like taking the ACT multiple times or taking six years to complete college instead of the...
Crews battle structure fire at AK Steel in Middletown for over 2 hours

Crews battle structure fire at AK Steel in Middletown for over 2 hours

A cracked vessel holding molten steel ignited a large fire at AK Steel in Middletown this morning. Middletown Fire Chief Paul Lolli said the crew of about 60 firefighters from four departments have now cleared the scene. One firefighter/paramedic was taken to Atrium Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries. Lolli said the molten steel ignited other equipment and the building when it poured out...
College student dies after on-campus shooting at Wake Forest

College student dies after on-campus shooting at Wake Forest

A 21-year-old student from Winston-Salem State University was shot and killed early Saturday after a fight broke out during a party at Wake Forest University, police said. The shooting occurred around 1 a.m., WXII reported. It took place on campus during a Delta Sigma Theta sorority party at The Barn, police said. Najee Ali Baker, 21, was taken to the hospital with a gunshot wound, where...
Honda to build CR-V at Marysville plant

Honda to build CR-V at Marysville plant

Honda officials said the automaker will add production of the CR-V sport utility vehicle to Marysville in order to keep up with high demand from consumers. That vehicle is already being produced at three other sites, including Honda’s nearby East Liberty plant, said Chris Abbruzzese, a spokesman for Honda. The additional production is not expected to create more jobs, but will allow the company...
Pizza shop owner sues when store confused for one where assault occurred

Pizza shop owner sues when store confused for one where assault occurred

A Pennsylvania pizza shop is being targeted, but its owner says it is a case of mistaken identity. Customers upset about a viral video in which a former manager allegedly assaulted a woman have been calling Original Milano's in Oakland -- but the video was taken at Pizza Milano. Ben Sciulli is the owner of the Original Milano's Pizza. He wants to make it clear that his family business is not affiliated...
TV film crew arrested for allegedly trying to bring fake explosive to airport

TV film crew arrested for allegedly trying to bring fake explosive to airport

Television film crew members were arrested at Newark Liberty International Airport on Thursday for allegedly trying to pass a piece of luggage containing “all the makings of an improvised explosive device,” ABC News reported. The film crew members, who claimed to be working the CNBC show “Staten Island Hustle,” were detained by Transportation Security Administration officials...
Logan Cole remembers West Liberty school shooting one year later

Logan Cole remembers West Liberty school shooting one year later

West Liberty-Salem High School student Logan Cole was shot one year ago today in the chest in a school restroom. Logan remembers much of that day and the shooting. “I remember that I was going to a mock trial competition in the morning and I remember going to school and we were about to leave on the bus and I remember walking into the bathroom,” Logan said in an exclusive interview with...
These big cities didn't make Amazon's HQ cut

These big cities didn't make Amazon's HQ cut

Plenty of big cities aren’t on Amazon’s long short list of 20 places it’s still considering for a second headquarters and 50,000 high-paying jobs. While the Seattle-based giant kept Atlanta in the running, here are some of the notable cities that aren’t: Phoenix San Diego Charlotte Detroit Cincinnati San Francisco Houston Montreal Kansas City
No respect? NFL Facebook Super Bowl promo ignores Jaguars, Eagles

No respect? NFL Facebook Super Bowl promo ignores Jaguars, Eagles

The Jacksonville Jaguars have complained this season about not receiving any respect. They reached the AFC playoffs but were written off as losers, but Jacksonville defeated Buffalo and then stunned Pittsburgh during the first two rounds of the postseason. The Jaguars are decided underdogs against the defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots in Sunday’s AFC Championship game, which...
Gradual weekend warm-up; Possible light showers to cause slick roads

Gradual weekend warm-up; Possible light showers to cause slick roads

Gradual warm-up this weekend Wet Sunday into Monday Colder with snow showers Tuesday TODAY: Increasing clouds and breezy for the day with temperatures climbing to the lower 40s. However, winds will make it feel like the upper 20s to lower 30s during the afternoon. Areas of light drizzle and mist will develop tonight as temperatures dip into the mid 30s. Drivers should watch for isolated slick spots...
You can't buy the gloves Tom Brady is wearing

You can't buy the gloves Tom Brady is wearing

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady deflected questions about why he wore gloves to an indoor media conference Friday, but Under Armour answered a simple question about them. An attempt to locate the gloves on the Under Armour website proved fruitless, and a query to the athletic apparel company revealed why. The brand Brady wears is not available to the general public.  “Thank you...
Autopsy report: Roy Halladay had drugs in system when plane crashed

Autopsy report: Roy Halladay had drugs in system when plane crashed

An autopsy on former major-leaguer Roy Halladay showed that he had amphetamines, morphine and a sleep aid in his system when he died in a plane crash off the west coast of Florida, The Tampa Bay Times reported Friday. Halladay, 40, died Nov. 7 from blunt force trauma with drowning as a contributing factor, according to the Pinellas-Pasco Medical Examiner’s Office. The two-time Cy Young...
Massachusetts couple accidentally donates savings hidden in a soup can

Massachusetts couple accidentally donates savings hidden in a soup can

Amanda Mattuchio said her parents use a fake can of Campbell's Tomato Soup to hide their cash. Unfortunately, they stored it alongside real soup cans in their kitchen. “The bottom would unscrew and it had $2,500 in it and it was a combination of $100 and $50 bills,” she said. “The neighbor upstairs asked them if they had any canned goods they wanted to donate to the senior center...
Patriots’ Tom Brady ‘not talking about’ possible hand injury

Patriots’ Tom Brady ‘not talking about’ possible hand injury

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady spoke to the media Friday amid wild speculation about his status after a hand injury was listed earlier in the week.  “We'll see,” he said when asked about his status for Sunday's AFC Championship game against the Jacksonville Jaguars.  Brady was spotted at practice Friday wearing red gloves on both of his hands, but it wasn't clear...
Oscar winner, 'Peyton Place' star Dorothy Malone dead at 93

Oscar winner, 'Peyton Place' star Dorothy Malone dead at 93

Dorothy Malone, who won an Oscar for her sultry role in the 1956 film “Written on the Wind” and starred in the television soap opera “Peyton Place,” died Friday in Dallas, The New York Times reported. She was 93. Malone’s daughter, Mimi Vanderstraaten, confirmed her mother’s death, the Times reported. Malone died a few days short of her 94th birthday at...

Opinion: Journalists must give light; public can find its way

I was wrong. Years ago, people used to ask me what journalists should do to combat the nation’s drift toward “factish” and “truthy” logic. What was needed, I’d reply with misplaced confidence, is robust fact-checking. If news media were more aggressive in calling people out for lying, I predicted, they’d be less likely to do so with impunity. Well, in the...
70 years of focusing on diplomacy, global affairs

70 years of focusing on diplomacy, global affairs

For 70 years, the Dayton Council on World Affairs has been working to engage and educate in our region on the intricacies and importance of global events. As the group readies for its anniversary celebration, we spoke with Monica Schultz, its board president, and board member Carolyn Rice about the history and mission of the council. To learn more, visit www.dcowa.com. Q: To get us started, tell us...

Opinion: Choosing immigration criteria is a Sisyphean task

WASHINGTON — In 1790, the finest mind in the First Congress, and of his generation, addressed in the House of Representatives the immigration issue: “It is no doubt very desirable that we should hold out as many inducements as possible for the worthy part of mankind to come and settle amongst us.” Perhaps today’s 115th Congress will resume the Sisyphean task of continuing one...
Government shutdown on anniversary of Trump inauguration

Government shutdown on anniversary of Trump inauguration

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the budget battle in Congress (all times local): 11:10 a.m. The White House says President Donald Trump phoned Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to discuss strategies to reopen the government. Deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley says Trump called the Republican Senate leader on Saturday morning. Gidley says chief of staff John Kelly is speaking with lawmakers...
Drake makes surprise appearance at Memphis nightclub

Drake makes surprise appearance at Memphis nightclub

He may have started from the bottom, but rapper Drake is making headlines after doing one dance that started in the Bluff City. According to party promoter Curtis Givens, the Grammy winner called him wanting to have a private party at In LOVE Memphis, a popular nightclub. Givens said it was a last minute call, but he and his business partner were up for the challenge. As word quickly spread that Drake...
Woman dies after falling from balcony of Carnival cruise ship

Woman dies after falling from balcony of Carnival cruise ship

A woman died Friday after falling from the balcony of a room on the Jacksonville-based Carnival Elation cruise ship. The woman fell from the balcony to several decks below, Carnival said in a statement. Carnival Elation departed Jacksonville on Thursday for a four-day cruise to the Bahamas. Carnival sent the following statement to Action News Jax:"Early this morning a guest fell from her balcony...
Scientists worry brain-wasting 'zombie deer' disease could spread to humans

Scientists worry brain-wasting 'zombie deer' disease could spread to humans

Deer across North America are dying from a mysterious disease that gradually destroys the animals’ nervous systems. And scientists are concerned that the infection could make its way to humans.  Chronic wasting disease — or “zombie deer disease” — was first observed in 1967 in Fort Collins, Colorado, and has since infected wild herds in 24 states and Canada, as well...
Peace be with you, but no touching: Flu season alters mass in this state

Peace be with you, but no touching: Flu season alters mass in this state

Widespread influenza across Maine has prompted the Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland to alter some traditions to keep parishioners healthy. The diocese announced Thursday that it's suspending the sharing of consecrated wine during communion and holding hands during the Lord's Prayer. The diocese is also discouraging parishioners from shaking hands while greeting each other during the passing of the...
5-foot tapeworm wiggles out of California man after eating sushi

5-foot tapeworm wiggles out of California man after eating sushi

A sushi-loving California man with a habit of consuming raw salmon recently pulled out a 5-foot tapeworm from his own body. According to Dr. Kenny Bahn, who treated the man in August and revealed the case on a Jan. 8 episode of the medical podcast “This Won’t Hurt a Bit,” his patient thought he was dying. "He asked me for worm treatment and I was like, 'Oh, not an...
Enjoy fine arts and give back: 4 events in Springfield this weekend

Enjoy fine arts and give back: 4 events in Springfield this weekend

Looking for a way to enjoy the break in the weather this weekend? Here are four events going on in the greater Springfield area. 1. The Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service The Springfield Promise Neighborhood will host the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service on Saturday, Jan. 20 starting at noon. The event had been scheduled for Jan. 15 but was postponed due to the weather. » READ MORE:...
Power restored near Miami Valley Hospital, UD student neighborhoods

Power restored near Miami Valley Hospital, UD student neighborhoods

UPDATE @ 8:20 p.m.: DP&L crews are continuing to search for a possible cause of the power outage along Brown Street that affected 1,325 customers in total, spokesman Kevin Hall said.  The outage hit about 6:50 p.m., he said. Electric service was restored to all affected customers shortly after 8 p.m. UPDATE @ 7:39 p.m.:  The DP&L online outage map now shows 126 customers without power along...
Tom Petty died of accidental drug overdose, family says 

Tom Petty died of accidental drug overdose, family says 

Tom Petty died from an accidental drug overdose after taking a variety of medications, the family for the legendary rock star said Friday.  Petty, who suffered emphysema, knee problems and more recently a fractured hip, was prescribed various pain medications including Fentanyl patches, his family said.  “On the day he died he was informed his hip had graduated to a full on break and...
Northeastern adjusts bus driver’s reprimand, rebuts safety allegations

Northeastern adjusts bus driver’s reprimand, rebuts safety allegations

The Northeastern Local Board of Education voted to adjust a reprimand against a school bus driver who reported to the state that the district allegedly violated state and federal bus safety rules. Cindy Ladig was reprimanded last year and faced possible reassignment after she filed a complaint with the Ohio Department of Education regarding the district’s handling of the transportation of a...
‘Ramp of Mystery’ in middle of nowhere was drone test site

‘Ramp of Mystery’ in middle of nowhere was drone test site

If you search on Google Maps for “Ramp of Mystery,” a curious Southeast Austin landmark appears. It’s a concrete structure that leads to nowhere, sitting in an overgrown field. It’s a steep ramp with too much of an incline to walk up easily. To the side, an aging and precarious set of wooden steps goes up to the top, where the path that led to the ramp leads to nothing...
What happens to veterans if the government shuts down?

What happens to veterans if the government shuts down?

Vital services for veterans will not be threatened if the government shuts down this weekend.  The Department of Veterans Affairs medical facilities, including the Dayton VA Medical Center, would remain open. After previous partial shutdowns caused headaches for the VA, the department lobbied Congress to fund the VA on a two-year budget cycle. That exempts the department from the latest funding...
Area law enforcement using hotel guest lists to track drug dealers 

Area law enforcement using hotel guest lists to track drug dealers 

In an effort to combat drugs coming into the area, local law enforcement agencies have started asking hotels to hand over guest lists so they can conduct background searches.Although the move raises privacy concerns, law enforcement officials said it’s necessary, given the area’s drug epidemic, said Montgomery County Sheriff’s Deputy Mike Brem, commander of the Miami Valley...
Will a government shutdown delay my tax refund?

Will a government shutdown delay my tax refund?

One way this potential government shutdown would be different than in the past -- there’s never been a federal shutdown during tax filing season.  Nor has the government been shut down amid the implementation of a massive tax code overhaul. The Internal Revenue Service would lose an estimated 56 percent of its workforce to furloughs if the government shuts down, according to the U.S. Treasury...
Wright Patt: Workers to show up Monday even if shutdown still in place

Wright Patt: Workers to show up Monday even if shutdown still in place

Thousands of Wright-Patterson employees were expected to report to work Monday morning for further instructions “to carry out orderly shutdown activities” if a partial federal government closure stuck at midnight Friday, base authorities said. The scenario could be a replay of October 2013 when most civil service employees at Wright-Patterson were sent home on furlough at the state&rsquo...
Man caught entering Manchester Inn by K-9s training fined $100

Man caught entering Manchester Inn by K-9s training fined $100

A Middletown man pleaded guilty to criminal trespass and was fined $100 and court costs for breaking and entering a closed downtown hotel. Nicholas Tsakeris, 18, also was told Friday morning to stay away from the Manchester Inn, which closed seven years ago, by Middletown Municipal Court Judge James Sherron. MORE TRENDING NEWS » Badin High School plans $1.8M expansion as enrollment grows »...
Special-needs prom will be Feb. 9

Special-needs prom will be Feb. 9

Young people with special needs are often relegated to being observers at special events. Well, on Feb. 9 young adults and teens with special needs from across the Miami Valley can be participants at the third Special Prom sponsored by Stillwater United Methodist Church. ››RELATED: Boxes for Kevin: coping with loss of an infant This year’s prom theme is Under the Sea...
How an Ohio woman lost 125 pounds

How an Ohio woman lost 125 pounds

New Year’s resolutions can begin in any month of the year. August 2015 is when a success story started for Springboro resident Christina Littleton. Although athletic and thin during her younger years, her father’s passing from pancreatic cancer in 1999 left her reeling emotionally. She gained a lot of weight, met her husband, Jason, got married, got pregnant, and gained more weight. &ldquo...
Government shutdown: Will I still get my mail?

Government shutdown: Will I still get my mail?

Hundreds of thousands of federal employees could be barred from working if Congress can’t agree to a budget plan and avoid a shutdown. But the country’s more than 500,000 postal service workers won’t be among them.  Mail service will continue uninterrupted, even during a government shutdown.  That’s because the U.S. Postal Service is not funded by taxpayer dollars...
Deputies: Florida man tries to order burrito from bank, gets charged with DUI

Deputies: Florida man tries to order burrito from bank, gets charged with DUI

Police in Florida arrested a 28-year-old man on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol after authorities said he attempted to order a burrito from a Bank of America after confusing it for a Taco Bell, according to multiple reports. Records from the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office show authorities arrested Douglas Jon Francisco, 28, on Wednesday. The manager of the Bank...
L’Oreal features first hijab-wearing model in major hair campaign, sparking controversy online

L’Oreal features first hijab-wearing model in major hair campaign, sparking controversy online

L’Oreal Paris made history when it featured model Amena Khan in its new hair product campaign. Khan, a British beauty blogger, model and co-founder of Ardere Cosmetics, is the first hijab-wearing model to star in a hair campaign for a major international brand. >> Read more trending news  She revealed the video campaign to her more than 570,000 Instagram followers last week...
Wright State on track to meet budget but finances still ‘tenuous’

Wright State on track to meet budget but finances still ‘tenuous’

Wright State University has collected the bulk of its revenue for this fiscal year, meaning all the school has to do now to meet its budget is keep expenses in check. Officials also are targeting enrollment. The single biggest source of revenue for most colleges is tuition revenue, and with the final semester of the year now underway, WSU has already received its last large lump of revenue. Wright...
Logan Cole recounts the day he was shot at West Liberty-Salem High School

Logan Cole recounts the day he was shot at West Liberty-Salem High School

Saturday will mark one year since dozens of first responders and police rushed to West Liberty-Salem High School for a report of student who opened fire inside the school. Logan Cole sat down with News Center 7’s John Bedell to share what he recalls from that unforgettable day.  "I remember walking into the bathroom and there Ely was with the gun. Then after getting shot I talked to...
Doctors urge residents not to ignore flu symptoms following Florida man's death

Doctors urge residents not to ignore flu symptoms following Florida man's death

Friends and loved ones are mourning the loss of an Orlando man who his family said died after he caught the flu. There have been least two other flu-related deaths, both of which were children, in the state this flu season. Doctors said the symptoms of the flu can get very serious very quickly, which is why it's critical for people to pay attention to the signs and immediately contact a doctor. Over...
Truck flips on its side after hit-and-run collision, driver says

Truck flips on its side after hit-and-run collision, driver says

The driver of a Ford F-15o pickup truck said someone ran the stop sign at the corner of The Alameda and Superior Avenue on Friday afternoon in Middletown, causing him to lose continue and flip his vehicle. The male driver said he was traveling on Superior Avenue when a white vehicle ran the stop sign and collided with his pick-up truck. The truck flipped on its side, and the driver was uninjured,...
Did Chris Christie attempt to skip Newark’s security checkpoint despite not being governor?

Did Chris Christie attempt to skip Newark’s security checkpoint despite not being governor?

Despite no longer being in office Chris Christie tried to enter Newark Liberty International Airport via a special entrance, the Port Authority said. Port Authority officials said Christie, who was traveling with his New Jersey State Police-provided security detail, tried to go through what WCBS described as a special access area Thursday morning. It is located near an exit of a restricted area,...
Could your travel plans be impacted by a government shutdown?

Could your travel plans be impacted by a government shutdown?

The U.S. government could be headed for a shutdown after midnight on Friday if Congress does not pass a temporary spending bill.  What would a shutdown mean for those planning domestic or international travel in the coming days or weeks? First, employees deemed “essential” would remain on the job and that includes  Transportation Security Administration screeners and air traffic...
No serious injuries among children in Butler County school bus-truck collision

No serious injuries among children in Butler County school bus-truck collision

UPDATE @ 4:40 p.m.: At least a couple of students are receiving medical attention in the pickup truck-school bus collision on Wayne Madison Road, but there are no serious injuries, Edgewood Schools Spokeswoman Pam Pratt said.  The children are from Edgewood Elementary, she said, and they are in grades 2 through 5.  District officials are telephoning parents and guardians to arrange rides...
LOCAL IMPACT: Government shutdown threatens 100th birthday party for Springfield veteran

LOCAL IMPACT: Government shutdown threatens 100th birthday party for Springfield veteran

Kevin Black hadn’t thought about how the possibility of a government shutdown would affect his family. World War II veteran Thomas Eubanks of Springfield turns 100 on Jan. 23. To celebrate, his grandson, Black, organized a birthday party for him at the Air Force Museum on Saturday. With the possibility of the government shutting down tonight, the museum may not open, and the outlook of the party...
Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman delivers statement victim against Larry Nassar

Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman delivers statement victim against Larry Nassar

One after one, gymnasts and other victims of disgraced former sports doctor Larry Nassar stepped forward in a Michigan courtroom over the past week to recount the sexual abuse and emotional trauma he inflicted on them as children. Nassar has pleaded guilty to molesting girls with his hands at his Michigan State University office, his home and a Lansing-area gymnastics club, often while their parents...

Schools invite public for planning

After talking with a consultant about the need for and the process of developing a district strategic plan, the Tipp City Exempted Village Schools Board of Education is taking on the task with the help of community members. The board of education earlier this month invited community members to join its members and district staff representatives in detailing four categories of focus for a plan that...
2 arrested in armed robbery at Springfield Verizon store

2 arrested in armed robbery at Springfield Verizon store

Two teenagers are now in custody and three others remain at large in connection with the armed robbery of a Springfield cell phone store. Anthony Dorone Edwards, 18, of Springfield, was charged with aggravated robbery and carrying a concealed weapon. Javon Lashawn Reid, 18, of Dayton, also was charged with aggravated robbery. DETAILS: Lawsuit against Clark County in jail death moves to federal court...
Indiana man charged with robbery with BB gun waives hearing

Indiana man charged with robbery with BB gun waives hearing

An Indiana man charged with aggravated robbery waived his preliminary hearing on Friday afternoon in Middletown Municipal Court, and his case was bound over to the Butler County Grand Jury for consideration. Brenden Parker, 27, of Aurora, Ind., was charged with aggravated robbery, a felony, and two misdemeanors (resisting arrest and obstructing official business) after he allegedly robbed a Middletown...
Photos offer glimpse into former Texas home of parents accused of abusing 13 children

Photos offer glimpse into former Texas home of parents accused of abusing 13 children

David and Louise Turpin, the California couple who were charged with torture and child abuse after authorities accused them of holding their 13 children captive in dire conditions, previously lived in Texas, several news outlets have reported. ABC News reported Thursday that it had acquired pictures from inside the family’s former Texas home, near Fort Worth. The pictures were submitted...
How a Springboro woman lost 125 pounds

How a Springboro woman lost 125 pounds

New Year’s resolutions can begin in any month of the year. August of 2015 is when a success story started for Springboro resident Christina Littleton. ››RELATED: Alter grad attends Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar Although athletic and thin during her younger years, her father’s passing from pancreatic cancer in 1999 left her reeling emotionally. She gained a lot of...
Spectrum reports TV streaming app service issues

Spectrum reports TV streaming app service issues

Spectrum customers are reporting service interruptions while attempting to use the Spectrum TV app, the company said on Friday afternoon. “Spectrum customers are experiencing a service interruption while attempting to use the Spectrum TV App. This is causing errors including incorrect login information. Technicians are working diligently to restore the service as soon as possible. We apologize...
Chamber welcomes new board members

Chamber welcomes new board members

The Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce is welcoming new board of trustees members while thanking retiring members. The new chamber board members are: MORE: Manufacturing wins help push Ohio jobless rate down Doug Anspach, Leadership Dayton chair and partner in Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP; Doug Barry, president of BarryStaff Inc.; Randy Domigan, director of Brady Ware; Cindy Gaboury, owner of Audio...
Former elections board member to run for Ohio Statehouse

Former elections board member to run for Ohio Statehouse

The reason why former Butler County Board of Elections member Kathy Wyenandt resigned her board seat last month is so she can run for office. Wyenandt told the Journal-News she will formally announce on Sunday afternoon at Grainworks Brewing Company that she will run against Ohio Rep. George Lang, R-West Chester Twp., who was appointed this past spring to the 52nd Ohio House District after...
Dayton human relations official accepts Toledo job

Dayton human relations official accepts Toledo job

The executive director of Dayton’s Human Relations Council has accepted a job with the city of the Toledo. Catherine Crosby, who has worked for the council since 2005, will become Toledo’s new chief of staff, according to an announcement today from Toledo Mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz. Crosby, a well-known community member, serves as board secretary to the National Community Reinvestment Coalition...
Delta passenger bitten by emotional support dog couldn't escape, attorney says

Delta passenger bitten by emotional support dog couldn't escape, attorney says

The man mauled by an emotional support dog on a Delta Air Lines flight in Atlanta was attacked twice and could not escape because he was in a window seat, his attorney said Thursday. The passenger, Marlin Jackson, of Daphne, Alabama, had facial wounds requiring 28 stitches, according to attorney J. Ross Massey, of Birmingham law firm Alexander Shunnarah & Associates. “It is troubling...
New assistant city manager makes leap

New assistant city manager makes leap

The city’s new assistant city manager already is a familiar face in the local government. Amber Holloway assumed her new duties Jan. 2 following the departure of Greg Shackelford. She previously was employed as the Vandalia city planner since March 2015. ››RELATED: Nonprofit’s new leader likes community spirit A 2009 graduate of Sidney High School and a graduate...
Government shuts down, negotiations expected through weekend

Government shuts down, negotiations expected through weekend

The federal government shut down Saturday for the first time since 2013 late Friday, with a handful of Republicans and the vast majority of Democrats in the Senate opposing efforts to keep the federal government running for another month. By a vote of 50-48, Senate Republicans fell far short of the 60 votes needed to end floor debate and clear the way for a vote on a bill approved Thursday by the...
Amazon raises monthly Prime membership rate

Amazon raises monthly Prime membership rate

The monthly membership fee for Amazon Prime rose Friday from $10.99 to $12.99. Company officials said the annual membership will remain at $99 dollars. Monthly customers do not get access to Amazon Video, which costs $8.99 a month. The last Prime subscription hike came in 2014, when Amazon increased its yearly membership from $79 to $99. The e-commerce company did not give a reason for the price increase...
Starbucks testing out stores that do not accept cash

Starbucks testing out stores that do not accept cash

Starbucks is testing out a cashless checkout in stores nationwide. As of Tuesday, one downtown Seattle store accepts only cards or mobile payments, according to a report from KIRO-7. The coffee chain is receiving mixed reviews from customers, some who like the convenience while others worry about privacy issues. Robert Safian, editor of Fast Company, told KIRO 7 that the cashless wave will only grow...
Delta tightens restrictions on emotional support animals

Delta tightens restrictions on emotional support animals

Traveling with an “emotional support animal” on a Delta flight is about to get a little trickier. Emotional support animals in special vests have become a more common sight around airports and on flights in recent years. But in the wake of a horrific mauling of a passenger by another traveler’s emotional support dog on a Delta plane l­­­ast year, the airline...
Here's what has happened during previous government shutdowns

Here's what has happened during previous government shutdowns

It’s fairly certain the government will shut down. If the Senate doesn’t pass the short-term spending bill —passed earlier by the House — by midnight Friday, it will happen. Under a shutdown, thousands of federal employees would go without pay and national parks would close, among other things.  Here's a look at the key players and fallout from recent government shutdowns...
Top tips for selling your old stuff on eBay (and actually making cash)

Top tips for selling your old stuff on eBay (and actually making cash)

Too much clutter, too little money, too many gifts you didn't like... an eBay auction is one of the simplest solutions to all three issues. If your trash might be someone else's treasure, an eBay business is simple to start and accessible to just about anyone. "It has low start-up costs and it can be started out of your home," noted the New Life Auctions blog, written by sellers who...
Texas judge interrupts jury, says God told him defendant is not guilty

Texas judge interrupts jury, says God told him defendant is not guilty

A Comal County judge said God told him to intervene in jury deliberations to sway jurors to return a not guilty verdict in the trial of a Buda woman accused of trafficking a teen girl for sex. Judge Jack Robison apologized to jurors for the interruption but defended his actions by telling them, “When God tells me I gotta do something, I gotta do it,” according to the Herald-Zeitung...
White supremacists responsible for most extremist killings in 2017, ADL says

White supremacists responsible for most extremist killings in 2017, ADL says

Far-right extremists – particularly white supremacists – were responsible for more than half of the deaths attributed to extremists in the United States last year, according to a report issued this week by the Anti-Defamation League. Twenty of the 34 extremist-related killings in 2017 were carried out by far-right extremists, more than double the number that group was responsible for in...
Texas boy battles brain infection doctors say was caused by flu

Texas boy battles brain infection doctors say was caused by flu

Witten Ramirez is fighting for his life after doctors said he contracted a brain infection caused by the flu. Witten’s mother, Desiree, said that the whole family had the flu last week, but the 8-year-old had it worse than the others, KXAS reported. She said he was sleeping too much and stumbled when he walked. >> Read more trending news  To be safe, Desiree took him to the emergency...
Democrat Kucinich picks running mate in Ohio governor’s race

Democrat Kucinich picks running mate in Ohio governor’s race

Former U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich on Friday chose Akron City Councilwoman Tara Samples as his running mate in his bid for Ohio governor. Samples fills out the field of lieutenant governor candidates in the 2018 race to replace Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who is term limited. Kucinich, 71, on Wednesday announced his decision to run in the Democratic primary. Samples was elected to council in 2013, works...
Local state House seat drawing lots of candidates for competitive district

Local state House seat drawing lots of candidates for competitive district

The Dayton region’s most competitively balanced Ohio House district is getting plenty of attention with the filing deadline less than three weeks away. Republican Clayton Councilman Kenny Henning on Friday formally announced he is running for the 43rd House District seat, which is split almost 50-50 between Democrats and Republicans. “I hope to earn your support in the upcoming months...
Kim Kardashian West, Kanye West’s newborn daughter named Chicago

Kim Kardashian West, Kanye West’s newborn daughter named Chicago

She has a name. Days after announcing the birth of their third child, Kim Kardashian has shared that she and her husband, rapper Kanye West, have named their daughter Chicago West. On Tuesday, Kardashian West confirmed the Monday birth of Chicago on her official website. >> Read more trending news  “Kanye and I are happy to announce the arrival of our healthy, beautiful...
13-year-old dies trying to save disabled dad from fire, father also killed

13-year-old dies trying to save disabled dad from fire, father also killed

A 13-year-old Oklahoma boy perished in a house fire Wednesday morning as he tried unsuccessfully to save his disabled father from the flames and smoke. The boy and his father, James Cummins, 60, were in their rural Love County home when the fire broke out. According to the Daily Ardmoreite, space heaters may have started the blaze.  Officials with the Oklahoma Fire Marshal’s Office...
The CUTEST birthday party of the year features Fiona the Hippo

The CUTEST birthday party of the year features Fiona the Hippo

The Cincinnati Zoo has unveiled how it will celebrate a big birthday for its famous hippo, Fiona, who turns 1 on Jan. 24. The zoo isn’t waiting until then to start the celebration, as the public can attend a huge event from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. tomorrow (Saturday, Jan. 20). From authors who have penned books on Fiona to caretakers who have watched over the hippo that captivated the nation with...
Paralyzed woman: Life ‘a living hell’ without stolen van

Paralyzed woman: Life ‘a living hell’ without stolen van

For the last two weeks, a paralyzed Middletown woman has been without the van that used to drive her to doctor appointments. Shirley English, 77, paralyzed from the waist down after an auto accident in 2007, said her 2003 tan Dodge Caravan was stolen from her residence on Crawford Street earlier this month. English said she allowed a former homeless man who lived with her to use the van to drive to...
Vladimir Putin takes dip in freezing water to observe Epiphany

Vladimir Putin takes dip in freezing water to observe Epiphany

Russian President Vladimir Putin submerged himself in freezing water in celebration of Epiphany, a holiday in Orthodox Christianity that celebrates Jesus’ baptism. The Associated Press reported that Russian TV stations and reporters were present as cameras caught Putin dunking and crossing himself in Lake Seliger in the northwestern region of Russia. The lake was frozen and a hole was cut...
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