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Middletown woman accused of torturing goat in backyard

Middletown woman accused of torturing goat in backyard

When police found Meg the goat, they had one word for the treatment they had observed: Torture. They claimed they discovered the black-and-white nanny goat hogtied and hitched to a backyard fence with a collar pulled so tightly around her neck that she had begun to choke. The ground around her was soaking wet, as though the family that left her there had dumped water on her. “I just hate to...
Phone carrier to launch service that keeps drivers from texting

Phone carrier to launch service that keeps drivers from texting

A new service debuts Monday that aims squarely at the problem of distracted driving. Ready Mobile, a mobile phone provider, will offer a wireless plan called “Groove.” Groove pauses text messaging (SMS), data and other phone distractions before they reach a driver’s phone. The idea is that phone calls go through, but not texts, emails or social media posts or updates. The device...

HS Results 9/23: Grossman leads Carroll at Midwest Catholic meet

The Carroll boys ran to a second-place finish and the Alter girls placed third to highlight the area teams at the Midwest Catholic Cross Country Championships on Saturday at Indian Riffle Park. Karl Grossman paced Carroll with a second-place 16:40 in Division I. Fenwick finished fifth in the Divisions II-III race. The Alter girls were third and Carroll fourth in the girls Divisions II-III race. Full...
Reds honor retiring Arroyo, get blanked by Red Sox

Reds honor retiring Arroyo, get blanked by Red Sox

Durability was on display at Great American Ball Park on Saturday. Before the game, the Reds honored retiring pitcher Bronson Arroyo, who literally didn’t miss a start in his first tour of duty with Cincinnati, which lasted eight seasons. Catcher Tucker Barnhart put the finishing touch on another feat. He made his 100th start of the season, giving the Reds a franchise-record nine players in...
Miami U. police investigate 2 on-campus sexual assaults

Miami U. police investigate 2 on-campus sexual assaults

Miami University officials are reporting two, separate sexual assaults on its Oxford campus. The two assaults both involve female students being attacked during the early morning hours of Friday, and campus police are asking for help to identify and find the suspects, said Claire Wagner, spokeswoman for the university. According to police reports released by university officials: “A female student...