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Colonel White’s grad’s film set to premiere on Lifetime 

With roughly one-fifth of students showing mental health concerns, schools are taking more steps to help them cope

Reading, writing and math remain important for teachers, but local schools are dramatically increasing how much attention they pay to students’ coping skills, behavior and mental health. Districts are adding counselors and mental health therapists for at-risk students while implementing school-wide behavior and decision-making programs for all students. One of those programs, Positive Behavioral...


10K Ohioans affected by end of AT&T ‘Lifeline’

10K Ohioans affected by end of AT&T ‘Lifeline’

AT&T wants to end its Lifeline service for low-income residents, and state regulators are accepting public comments on the issue until Aug. 31. AT&T’s move will affect more than 10,000 Ohioans. Lifeline is a federally funded program that provides monthly discounts to eligible consumers of landline, wireless or broadband services. Customers enrolled in the program receive a $9.25 monthly...
Got a friend who’s divorced? You may be next, according to science

Got a friend who’s divorced? You may be next, according to science

Got a divorced friend? You might be next. It turns out that divorces are contagious. Laura Soncrant of Chicago filed for divorce in February, after her two best girlfriends got divorced. One ended her marriage three years ago, and the other got divorced six years ago. “I had asked for marriage counseling, and I tried to apply what I saw was happening there to us,” Soncrant said, explaining...
What is too big? Election-sign issue divides Lebanon.

What is too big? Election-sign issue divides Lebanon.

Lebanon City Council and local politicians continue to debate how to regulate the posting of political signs during election season. The council has been considering a change for more than two months, since Lori Viars, a local GOP leader, proposed permitting more of larger signs in residential areas after one of her candidates lost a re-election bid. A final vote is scheduled in two weeks on the latest...
FAA approves runway expansion plan at Dayton-Wright Brothers’ Airport

FAA approves runway expansion plan at Dayton-Wright Brothers’ Airport

A runway extension and other improvements around the Dayton-Wright Brothers Airport took a key step forward this month when the Federal Aviation Administration approved a long-range plan for the 527-acre site. However, any development will likely be years away. Terry Slaybaugh, director of aviation for the city of Dayton, which runs the airport, said the FAA approval was critical “regardless...
Archdeacon: 12-year-old swimming standout taking college classes? ‘I like the challenge’

Archdeacon: 12-year-old swimming standout taking college classes? ‘I like the challenge’

She didn’t believe him. He was having lunch the other day at the Student Center on the Central State University campus when he said a woman who worked there approached him. “She thought I was there because I was one of the teachers’ sons, but I told her, ‘No, I’m a student,’” Benjamin Coverdale said with a faint smile. “It took a little while to convince...
What you need to know if you want to see ‘Hamilton’ as it travels through Ohio

What you need to know if you want to see ‘Hamilton’ as it travels through Ohio

Want to be in the room where it happens? Tickets for the current Ohio premiere of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s 2015 Tony, Grammy and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical “Hamilton” in Cleveland are still available in its final week, which concludes Sunday, Aug. 26 at Playhouse Square. However, if Cleveland isn’t on your agenda, you’ll still have plenty of time to catch the megahit...
Dayton Daily News at 120: How our history is tied to the region’s journey, through highs and lows

Dayton Daily News at 120: How our history is tied to the region’s journey, through highs and lows

In 1898 when school teacher and former congressional aide James M. Cox paid $28,000 for the Dayton Evening Herald, he became part of a long heritage of Dayton entrepreneurs who would leave their mark on our community and the nation. For his money - most of it borrowed - he received a broken-down press, a list of subscribers that was half-fiction and a host of competitors eager to stomp his fledgling...
TODAY ONLY: Score a free pretzel at Philly Pretzel Factory

TODAY ONLY: Score a free pretzel at Philly Pretzel Factory

To celebrate 20 years in business, Philly Pretzel Factory is giving away a free pretzel to all patrons today. In addition to the free salty — or sweet — treats being handed out, guests can also enter to win free pretzels for a year.  To enter to win free pretzels for a year, visit any Philly Pretzel Factory location, fill out the ballot card and place your entry in the ballot box...
2 North Carolina fugitives arrested in Florida

2 North Carolina fugitives arrested in Florida

Two men wanted by North Carolina authorities were found hiding in a Florida home and were arrested after a weapons standoff with a SWAT team early Sunday, The Tampa Bay Times reported. >> Read more trending news  The men were armed with an AR-15, a machete and a pipe bomb, the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office said. Donald “Alfred” Billings, 30, and Alton Otto...
2 local restaurants take top prizes at BaconFest

2 local restaurants take top prizes at BaconFest

This weekend proved that bacon can draw a crowd.  More than 15,000 people showed up to the Fraze Pavilion on Saturday to celebrate the magic of bacon, according to Amy Zahora, executive director of the Miami Valley Restaurant Association.  With more than a dozen restaurants on hand, there were plenty of bacon inspired and infused dishes to choose from.  For the judges, the standout...
Trial begins for ex-police officer accused of rape

Trial begins for ex-police officer accused of rape

The bench trial of a former Phillipsburg police officer accused of a sex crimes against four women began this morning in Montgomery County Common Pleas Court. Justin Sanderson, 33, had been indicted on 21 counts including seven for sexual battery, four for interfering with civil rights, three for rape, two each for gross sexual imposition, kidnapping and unauthorized use of the Ohio law enforcement...
Report: #MeToo leader, Weinstein accuser Asia Argento paid off her sexual assault accuser 

Report: #MeToo leader, Weinstein accuser Asia Argento paid off her sexual assault accuser 

#MeToo advocate Asia Argento, one of the first women to accuse disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault, paid off an ex-child actor who accused her of sexual misconduct,according to legal documents obtained by The New York Times.           Jimmy Bennett, who was 17 at the time of the encounter, alleges that he was assaulted by...
Colonel White’s grad’s film set to premiere on Lifetime 

Colonel White’s grad’s film set to premiere on Lifetime 

A Wright State grad’s psychological tale of torture and triumph is heading to prime time.  Angelle Haney Gullett, a former Dayton Daily News writer and editorial assistant, said cases like that of now-deceased Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro — who held women in bondage for years — helped inspire her to write “Her Worst Nightmare.”  The movie...
Fairfield’s Police Department has a lot of new faces. Here’s why.

Fairfield’s Police Department has a lot of new faces. Here’s why.

The Fairfield Police Department has seen several personnel changes in the past six months after several retirements had a domino effect of promotions and new hires. RELATED: Fairfield Police Department to make more changes near the top Currently, 59 of 61 police officer positions are filled, but only 54 of those officers count toward the department’s available manpower, said Police Chief Steve...
Clark County Municipal Court cases

Clark County Municipal Court cases

CASES CALLED THURSDAY INCLUDED: Gary K. Adams, 52, of Evansville, Ind., OVI, guilty, three days jail, three days credit for time served, 12 months driver’s license suspension, fined $375; OVI, marked lanes, dismissed. Lyndee L. Cuarenta, 28, of 1717 Columbus Ave., falsification, guilty, 30 days jail, credit for time served. Steven Dwayne Friend, 32, of South Charleston, theft, criminal trespass...
Direct from Springfield: ‘The Simpsons’ Kwik-E-Mart opens in Myrtle Beach

Direct from Springfield: ‘The Simpsons’ Kwik-E-Mart opens in Myrtle Beach

Real life is mimicking the shows we have watched for almost 30 years as a real Kwik-E-Mart has opened up shop.  But the convenience store modeled on the one from “The Simpsons” isn’t in Springfield, Ohio, Springfield, Virginia, or any of the dozens of Springfield towns or townships, in the United States.  It’s actually located in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina...
Teacher suspended over pole dancing video

Teacher suspended over pole dancing video

A North Carolina teacher says she was suspended because the district found out she's a part-time pole dancing instructor. Kandice Mason works West Hoke County Middle School in Raeford. She posted a video of her dancing on her private Facebook page. The school district found out about it and suspended her. >> Read more trending news  “I was really excited,” Mason told WSOC. &ldquo...
'Sorry to Bother You' director calls 'BlackKklansman' a ‘made up story’

'Sorry to Bother You' director calls 'BlackKklansman' a ‘made up story’

  Boots Riley has some thoughts on “BlacKkKlansman” and — spoiler alert — they’re not good.      The “Sorry to Bother You” director and The Coup frontman posted an essay on Twitter sharing his discontent with the film and the story’s protagonist, a law enforcement officer. In the three-page response to the...
2018 MTV Video Music Awards: What time, channel, who is nominated?

2018 MTV Video Music Awards: What time, channel, who is nominated?

The 2018 MTV Video Music Awards are back in New York this year to celebrate achievements in music videos. Some of the biggest names in music are nominated, and special honoree Jennifer Lopez will perform for the first time since 2001. Fans can vote for nominees at MTV.com. Get more information on the show below. >> Read more trending news  What time? Aug. 20 at 9...
Teen who 'made it to see 17' killed 1 hour after social media post

Teen who 'made it to see 17' killed 1 hour after social media post

A St. Louis teen posted on social media Saturday that he was “just glad I can say I made it to see 17.” Slightly more than an hour later, he was shot to death, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. >> Read more trending news  Armond Latimore was shot in the head around 1 p.m. Saturday -- his birthday -- outside a restaurant, the newspaper reported. He was taken to...
Husband said he didn’t realize wife fell overboard off sailboat, woman rescued hours later

Husband said he didn’t realize wife fell overboard off sailboat, woman rescued hours later

A Rhode Island man said he had no idea that his wife was missing after she apparently fell overboard from their sailboat in Narragansett Bay Friday afternoon.  The couple, who was not identified, was on the way from Newport, Rhode Island to East Greenwich, Rhode Island, The Associated Press reported. The woman was found on Prudence Island by a passing boater who heard her crying for help around...
Texas shooting: 2 dead, including suspect, after employee opens fire at food warehouse, police say

Texas shooting: 2 dead, including suspect, after employee opens fire at food warehouse, police say

A woman opened fire on her co-workers during an overnight shift at a food warehouse in Texas early Monday, killing one person and injuring another. Authorities said the suspect also died after getting into a shootout with a responding officer, but it was not immediately clear if she was killed by a police bullet or a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Update 9:20 a.m. EDT Aug. 20: Authorities...
‘Fur-ternity leave’ offered at Minnesota company

‘Fur-ternity leave’ offered at Minnesota company

Having a new bundle of joy at home necessitates taking time off to make sure everyone is settled into the new routine.  Apparently at one company in Minnesota, it doesn’t matter if it is the two-legged human variety or a four-legged animal one. Nina Hale, a digital marketing company that is based in Minneapolis, has started a program called “fur-ternity” leave. Connor McCarthy...
Proposed trash, RV and pool fines could top $1,000 in Miami Twp.

Proposed trash, RV and pool fines could top $1,000 in Miami Twp.

A resident leaving trash containers on their curb more than three straight days may, by this fall, have to pay Miami Twp. $100. Three future such acts could cost them a combined $1,750 more, including $1,000 for the fourth incident and any additional violations. Those are the penalties spelled out in a proposal to tighten standards for homes and businesses in the township’s exterior property...
Walmart shooting: Man killed in dispute over parking space, witnesses say

Walmart shooting: Man killed in dispute over parking space, witnesses say

An argument over a parking space turned deadly Sunday evening outside a crowded Georgia Walmart, WSB-TV reported.  A man was fatally shot about 5:30 p.m. in the parking lot of the Walmart on Scenic Highway in Snellville, an Atlanta suburb. Police have one person in custody on a charge of voluntary manslaughter, the news station reported.  >> Read more trending news ...
More Hamilton Main Street buildings to be renovated for apartments, restaurant space

More Hamilton Main Street buildings to be renovated for apartments, restaurant space

Key buildings along Hamilton’s rebounding Main Street business district received financing this week that should bring them into condition making them ready for rental. Hamilton will borrow $1 million at a 3.5 percent interest rate that will be used for work on two buildings: It will complete the building at 302 Main St. with $567,000, and the building at 244 Main St. being brought to rental...
All lanes on I-70 east in Preble County reopen after vehicle fire

All lanes on I-70 east in Preble County reopen after vehicle fire

All lanes of Interstate 70 east have reopened near U.S. 127 in Preble County after an earlier vehicle fire.  The right lane on eastbound I-70, just before U.S. 127, is currently closed for a vehicle fire that occurred Monday morning. The incident was dispatched at mile-marker 5 just at approximately 7:25 a.m., per initial reports. No word on if the vehicle was occupied or if injuries were reported...
Simone Biles makes history, wins 5th U.S. All-Around title 

Simone Biles makes history, wins 5th U.S. All-Around title 

Simone Biles has made history again after winning the U.S. national all-around title Sunday at the U.S. Gymnastics Championships. She is the only woman to win five national all-around titles, and the previous four were consecutive titles from 2013 through 2016, Sports Illustrated reported. Biles had not competed for 23 months, and Sunday’s meet was her second competition since the Olympic...
Week 1 high school football power rankings

Week 1 high school football power rankings

The top high school football area teams, compiled by Cox Media Group Ohio. All games on Friday unless otherwise noted. Division I 1. Northmont* (8-3 last season): at Lima Senior (4-6). 2. Wayne* (7-4): hosts Austin-East (Tenn.) Magnet (10-3). 3. Fairmont* (7-4): hosts Alter (9-2) on Thu. »OHSAA: Will contest GCL Co-Ed lawsuit »RELATED: 5 things about the Mighty MAC 4. Centerville* (10-2)...
Pope Francis condemns sexual abuse in letter to Catholics

Pope Francis condemns sexual abuse in letter to Catholics

Pope Francis has written a letter to Catholics condemning sexual abuse by priests. >> Read more trending news  “Looking back to the past, no effort to beg pardon and to seek to repair the harm done will ever be sufficient,” said the letter, which the Vatican released Monday. “Looking ahead to the future, no effort must be spared to create a culture...
Trump speechwriter fired amid scrutiny of appearance with white nationalists

Trump speechwriter fired amid scrutiny of appearance with white nationalists

A White House speechwriter for President Donald Trump was terminated last week after revelations that he had spoken at a conference attended by well-known white nationalists, according to three people familiar with the decision who were not authorized to speak publicly.  Darren Beattie, who was a visiting instructor at Duke University before he joined the White House speechwriting team, was fired...
Engineers studied the traffic impact a new sports complex may have in Hamilton. Their results may surprise you.

Engineers studied the traffic impact a new sports complex may have in Hamilton. Their results may surprise you.

An engineering firm hired by the city of Hamilton has good news about traffic concerns for the proposed Spooky Nook at Champion Mill, a mega sports complex planned for the former paper mill buildings. Traffic engineers found that the heavy traffic times at Spooky Nook at Champion Mill will have little conflict with the times Hamilton’s sometimes frustratingly slow traffic is heaviest, according...
McCarthy quietly wages the other midterm campaign - for House speaker

McCarthy quietly wages the other midterm campaign - for House speaker

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy is hardly the first politician with national aspirations to find himself flipping pork chops here at the Iowa State Fair. But it's the speaker's gavel, not the presidency, that has brought the California Republican to the Pork Tent.  Donning a red monogrammed apron and standing alongside Rep. David Young - a two-term GOP incumbent in a toss-up Iowa district...
Big event rolls through Troy this week: Bikes, donuts and more

Big event rolls through Troy this week: Bikes, donuts and more

TROY – The Tour de Donut will roll into Troy for a second year Friday and Saturday, Aug. 24 and 25, with more activities and a new charity partner, the Be the Match organization. The bicycle event, which was held for its first decade in Darke County, moved to Troy in neighboring Miami County last year to accommodate more participants and activities. The events attracts cyclists from throughout...
Xenia senior living community expanding on former orphanage site

Xenia senior living community expanding on former orphanage site

Xenia officials have approved plans to expand a senior living community on a historic site in the southwest part of the city with one- and two-bedroom market-rate apartments. National Church Residences plans to expand Legacy Village by erecting a 51-unit mid-rise apartment building on about 42 acres of what was once the campus of the Ohio Veterans’ Children’s Home, according to city planning...
Montana Gov. Steve Bullock, considering 2020 White House bid, now says he supports assault weapons ban

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock, considering 2020 White House bid, now says he supports assault weapons ban

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock said Sunday that he supports an assault weapons ban, in a signal that the moderate Democrat is seeking to appeal to progressives as he tests the waters of a potential 2020 White House bid.  "You know, I would, Jake," Bullock said when asked by CNN's Jake Tapper during an appearance on "State of the Union" on Sunday whether he would now embrace calls...
Trump lashes out at Russia probe, compares it to McCarthyism

Trump lashes out at Russia probe, compares it to McCarthyism

President Donald Trump reacted angrily Sunday to a new report that the White House counsel has cooperated extensively in the Russia investigation without Trump's full knowledge, calling it a "Fake Story" and comparing the probe to McCarthyism.  In tweets, the president lashed out at a New York Times report that White House lawyer Donald McGahn had participated in at least three interviews...
Brennan says he’s willing to take Trump to court over security clearances

Brennan says he’s willing to take Trump to court over security clearances

Former CIA director John Brennan said Sunday that he is willing to take President Donald Trump to court to prevent other current and former officials from having their security clearances revoked, escalating a battle over whether the president is misusing the power of his office to retaliate against opponents.  "I am going to do whatever I can personally to try to prevent these abuses in...
Sit, Shop, Sip and Stroll at Oregon District’s District Day this weekend

Sit, Shop, Sip and Stroll at Oregon District’s District Day this weekend

Looking for the perfect way to spend a Saturday afternoon? The Oregon District is throwing a party this weekend and there is a little something for everyone. Fifth Street is officially the place to be. The Oregon District is known for its great nightlife, but it’s more than just a destination for drinks. It’s full of great shopping, incredible restaurants, and is the go-to spot for movie-goers...
Use these tiers to ace your fantasy football draft

Use these tiers to ace your fantasy football draft

The one thing no fantasy team owner can do without at a draft is a list of players, whether it comes in a fancy online app or simply printed out on good ol' paper. However, for those who really want to ace their drafts, that list is divided into tiers. Grouping players into tiers helps drafters make decisions about when to pick players from different positions, especially after the very early rounds...
Coconut turmeric cake looks like a sunset and tastes like tropical paradise

Coconut turmeric cake looks like a sunset and tastes like tropical paradise

Sometimes you know what a dish will taste like before you even start cooking it. For me, this Coconut Turmeric Sweet Bread was not one of those dishes. When I came across the recipe in "Tahini and Turmeric: 101 Middle Eastern Classics - Made Irresistibly Vegan," by Vicky Cohen and Ruth Fox, I didn't know what to expect, but I knew I wanted to make it. Of course, I'm familiar with the flavors...
A hefty steak that’s light enough for August

A hefty steak that’s light enough for August

It’s a shame Americans don’t eat much lamb, as in summer, it is especially delicious grilled. Of all the various cuts of lamb, most can be made into chops. Some, like rib chops (from the rack) or loin chops (which look like miniature T-bone steaks), are expensive, but there are cheaper options, like shoulder and sirloin chops. Among reasonably priced chops is the meaty center-cut leg steak...

These are the best frequent flyer programs

Roughly half of the people who belong to a U.S. airline loyalty program don't understand how it works.  We're not just talking about people who fly a few times a year. A J.D. Power study published Wednesday revealed that almost one-third of those who travel enough to gain status (silver, gold, platinum, etc.) may be unable to explain how they got it.   Among loyalty program members...

Travel deals: Sale fare to Hong Kong and two-for-one Broadway tickets

This week's best travel bargains around the globe.  - The Harbor Court San Francisco, near the Embarcadero Waterfront, is offering 50 percent off a third night to celebrate its recent renovation. With the "Get Into Bed With Us" package, book a Friday and Saturday night at the regular rate and receive half off the Sunday night rate. Nightly rates start at $152, plus $75 in taxes; the...

When it comes to NFL blitzes, more isn’t always better

You’ve seen this scene play out thousands of times: While the play clock is winding down, the quarterback reads the defense and adjusts the play, protection and routes at the line of scrimmage, sometimes until the final milliseconds before the officials call him for delay of game. A blitz comes, and the quarterback, if he is worth his salt, will get the ball to a receiver before a pass rusher...
In Japan, 100 years of glory days for high school baseball

In Japan, 100 years of glory days for high school baseball

World Cup soccer banners adorned the lockers throughout the New York Yankees’ clubhouse for the early weeks of summer, but when Komazawa University Tomakomai High School was whipped, 15-2, in the final of the Hokkaido South regional baseball tournament shortly after, no one knew enough to console or even rib Masahiro Tanaka, an alumnus. The loss eliminated his high school from advancing to Japan&rsquo...
When all else fails, ice cream-filled pastry puffs to the rescue

When all else fails, ice cream-filled pastry puffs to the rescue

Bad news blasts from every vista. Trouble drops down from the top tier of government and bubbles up from the bottom of the sea. Even the air is smudged with the smoke of our national forests, burning. Other eras knew trying times; ours knows all news, all the time. The flip side of endless information is endless entertainment, and that’s where things get truly grim. Have you watched “The...
Will the NFL's new rules save the kickoff from extinction? The league sure hopes so.

Will the NFL's new rules save the kickoff from extinction? The league sure hopes so.

To most of the football-watching public, not much is different about kickoffs during this NFL preseason. The play still looks fundamentally the same, as kickers launch footballs toward distant goal lines, and would-be tacklers race down the field with varying degrees of abandon in search of speedy returners. But to a small group of the most interested observers, including NFL rulemakers and special...
Architectural team to get started on plans for former Americana park, other Monroe sites

Architectural team to get started on plans for former Americana park, other Monroe sites

Monroe will be moving ahead on four park projects. City Council approved resolutions for the city to enter agreements with Brandstetter Carroll Inc. for professional architectural services for Monroe Bicentennial Commons, the Baker Sports Complex and Monroe Community Park as well as for a professional engineering contract for Monroe Crossings Park to continue progress on that park improvement project...

How dirty are the hot springs in Colorado?

COLORADO, Colo. — Visiting hot springs seems to be a growing trend in Colorado — whether it’s a spa-style hot spring with a booze-filled concession stand or one that means an 8-mile hike over rugged terrain. While everyone is so eager to hop in the relaxing pools, few people seem to question whether or not they’re sanitary. Here’s a look at how hot springs work and whether...

From TripAdvisor, a program to help refugees get to know the U.S.

TripAdvisor wants refugees to the United States to explore and get to know their new homeland, and the hospitality company’s yearlong Welcome Home campaign aims to do just that: Launched last month, Welcome Home gives recently resettled refugees in New York City and parts of Northern California the opportunity to book a tour or activity of their choice through TripAdvisor Experiences, a category...
The Longest Table a reminder that food can bring people together

The Longest Table a reminder that food can bring people together

Last year, I wrote about a very cool community movement called The Longest Table, geared toward hosting meals and conversations to connect people who may not normally get a chance to meet. The event was the brainchild of Bryan Stewart, who serves as the legislative aide to Commissioner Christopher Shaw. The food varies, the people change and the settings shift, but one thing that’s always...
São Paulo's restaurant scene is booming. Here's where to eat now

São Paulo's restaurant scene is booming. Here's where to eat now

All the qualities that make São Paulo Brazil's art hub pop - its sophistication, experimentation, and international and local mix - can be applied to its food scene. Take Futuro Refeitório (Cafeteria of the Future), an ambitious new restaurant with an open kitchen and neon signage inside a former parking garage. Depending on when you go, the place functions as a bakery, coffee roaster...

Creede: Inside Colorado’s ‘LAST Great Place’

Bill Dooley and his seven classmates had to memorize a poem in high school.  “It’s day all day in the day-time,” goes the famous line. “And there is no night in Creede.”   That was written by Cy Warman, who arrived at Colorado’s silver boom town in 1892, when indeed it seemed the sun would always shine on “a land where men make millions,&rdquo...

11-year-old is taking a lemonade stand to a new level

When life hands you lemons — well, don’t even bother. Sixth-grader Jamaria Crump already has you beat.  It took the 11-year-old one year to perfect her top-secret lemonade recipe along with the pies, cakes and cookies that have made her all-things-lemon business, LemonTopia, a hit.  “I have unicorn lemonade, summer rain, mixed berry, strawberry, lemon-lime and a whole lot...

How to enjoy a ski destination when it’s not ski season

Visits to ski resorts in Colorado, Utah and Wyoming shouldn’t be confined to winter. Pamela Lenci, general manager of Caldera House, a new hotel in Jackson, Wyoming, said that these areas offer plenty of diversions in the summer and fall, as well.  “You can have just as much fun without hitting the slopes,” she said.   Ski resorts are a hiker’s haven, according...
Tiger Woods gave golf a boost. Who can do that for NASCAR?

Tiger Woods gave golf a boost. Who can do that for NASCAR?

Tiger Woods gave golf a much-needed boost with his run at the PGA Championship last week. It helped put the sport back on the national stage. NASCAR feels it had a similar moment when Chase Elliott finally won his first race earlier this month at Watkins Glen. “That really was a big moment,” said Kurt Busch, among a few drivers on hand for a tire test at Texas Motor Speedway recently....
Test Kitchen recipe: Yes, you can make pesto with zucchini

Test Kitchen recipe: Yes, you can make pesto with zucchini

On a recent trip to the market, some of summer’s best and freshest local produce was showing up. There were bushels of beautiful kale, baskets of early Red Haven Peaches and, of course, tons of zucchini and tomatoes. While perusing all this bounty, my thoughts turned to cooking. The vibrant color of greens, the floral smell and fuzzy texture of the peaches and the smooth skin of the zucchini...
How a camera that sees like a shrimp could save baseball pitchers months of recovery time

How a camera that sees like a shrimp could save baseball pitchers months of recovery time

Could a shrimp hold the secret to keeping Cardinals pitchers healthy? With the help of Washington University researchers, the answer might be yes. A group of professors, led by Spencer Lake, professor of mechanical engineering and materials science at Washington U., have been awarded a $388,541 grant from the National Science Foundation to develop a new imaging technique. Inspired by the eyes of the...
A pungent reminder of home and hardship

A pungent reminder of home and hardship

When my mom cooked sambal from scratch, she moved with controlled haste. Her eyebrows would furrow as she used her index finger to mix belacan, a pungent shrimp paste, with water. “Open all the windows!” she would suddenly yell, her warning to my brother, father and me that fiery chiles would be hitting her oiled wok in a few minutes. Even with windows opened wide, the fumes from sizzling...
Lebanon considering buying county fairgrounds land for fire station

Lebanon considering buying county fairgrounds land for fire station

Lebanon City Council is weighing whether to buy a corner of the Warren County Fairgrounds for a new fire station and future use as a police station. The purchase would leave city property at 511 N. Broadway, also considered for the new fire station, for a proposed $15 million apartment, townhome and restaurant development. RELATED: Lebanon seeks 9-mill fire levy, plans to move station “The site...
Bulls’ Wendell Carter Jr. soaks in NBA rookie program: ‘You have so many resources’

Bulls’ Wendell Carter Jr. soaks in NBA rookie program: ‘You have so many resources’

When Wendell Carter Jr. joined his fellow 2018 draft class members at this week’s mandatory Rookie Transition Program, he knew there would be seminars and maybe some studying. What the Bulls first-round pick didn’t know is there would be a magic show. Or an NBA 2K video-game tournament. Or a straight-talk moment from 10-time All-Star Carmelo Anthony. “It’s been very informational...
Huber Heights police chase ends in Dayton, police searching for suspect

Huber Heights police chase ends in Dayton, police searching for suspect

A police pursuit that started in Huber Heights, ended in a crash in Dayton Monday morning. Police are looking for the suspect who led them on the pursuit after Huber Heights police attempted to make a traffic stop on a gray Volkswagon Jetta for expired license plates at State Route 201 and Nebraska Avenue around 3:15 a.m., according to a press release from the Huber Heights Police Department. The...
Florida alpaca dies after motorist feeds it Doritos, Cheese Nips, peanuts

Florida alpaca dies after motorist feeds it Doritos, Cheese Nips, peanuts

A Florida animal hospital announced the death of a beloved community alpaca Saturday on Facebook. Creekside Animal Hospital in Fleming Island wrote: "It is with a heavy heart that we want to inform our clients and friends at [Swimming Pen Creek Elementary] that our youngest alpaca that was born out on the shared field over a year ago has passed away." According to the post, a man...
Asia Argento, #MeToo activist, settled sex assault claim against her, report says

Asia Argento, #MeToo activist, settled sex assault claim against her, report says

A prominent #MeToo activist and Harvey Weinstein accuser recently agreed to pay $380,000 to settle a sexual assault complaint against her, according to a new report. The New York Times reported Sunday that actress Asia Argento, who said last year that Weinstein raped her in 1997, settled a claim by former child star Jimmy Bennett, 22. In a notice of intent to sue that Bennett filed after Argento,...
Air Force adapts training for medics

Air Force adapts training for medics

In a state-of-the-art training environment at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, flight medics practice on highly sophisticated mannequins in the back of a cold, dark C-17 cargo plane. The U.S. Air Force has one, major goal with this hands-on training: Prepare future medical professionals for any emergency situation that could arise as they care for military members in war zones and across the world...
3-year-old boy struck, killed by car while riding bike in parking lot

3-year-old boy struck, killed by car while riding bike in parking lot

A Massachusetts boy has died after being struck by a car in Worcester, police say. Worcester police said the incident happened around 2:45 p.m. Sunday on Laurel Street after reports that a child was hit by a car. >> Read more trending news  Officers said they found witnesses at the scene who said the 3-year-old boy had been taken to the hospital. Police then went to the hospital, only...
Showers, humidity expected early in the work week 

Showers, humidity expected early in the work week 

Muggy air returns Storms early in the work week Taste of fall TODAY: Cloud cover and humidity increases throughout the day. By the afternoon, we could see our first wave of showers and thunderstorms moving in and lasting through the evening. Highs reach in the lower to mid-80s. TONIGHT: Expect showers and storms overnight, but no severe weather threat is anticipated. Lows are near...
WPAFB Monday Weather: Possible showers, storms to start the work-week

WPAFB Monday Weather: Possible showers, storms to start the work-week

WRIGHT PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE—A dry start is expected, but clouds will build through the day, according to Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar. Highs will be in the middle 80s. As we head into the afternoon hours, the chance for a few pop up showers or storms return to the forecast. In the evening, there’s a better chance for some more widespread showers and storms. The chance...

Opinion: Kansas governor’s race might be a test for Trumpism

Recent days have me wondering what Kansas’ fifth governor — James Madison Harvey — would say about the pickle the state find itself in now. Harvey, a Republican, is my relative by marriage. He married Charlotte Cutter, whose sister is my great grandmother. To the inevitable reader who will doubt that someone with the last name of Sanchez — read: a foreigner — could be...
$3,500 worth of high-end shoes stolen from storage unit

$3,500 worth of high-end shoes stolen from storage unit

Thieves stole almost $10,000 worth of shoes, clothing, housewares and electronics from a storage unit in West Chester Twp. About 40 pairs of Nike “Jordan” shoes valued at $3,500, plus several bags of clothing, a bar table and chairs, family photos among other items valued at $9,025 were taken from a storage unit in the 9300 block of Princeton Glendale Road sometime between July 8 and around...

Opinion: The White Strategy

In the aftermath of the 2012 election, when just about everyone assumed Mitt Romney lost because he didn’t win enough Hispanic votes, election analyst Sean Trende produced a dissenting take. A close look at the results across the Midwest and Appalachia revealed a large population of what Trende called “missing white voters” — a mostly working-class constituency that simply...
Girl, 15, justified in fatally shooting mother’s boyfriend, officials say

Girl, 15, justified in fatally shooting mother’s boyfriend, officials say

A 15-year-old girl was justified in shooting her mother’s boyfriend as he threatened, attacked and strangled her earlier this month, prosecutors said this week.  >> Read more trending news  Steven Kelley, 46, was yelling that he would cut Chandra Nierman’s throat and kill everyone else in the house, which included her 12-year-old son, and 15- and 16-year-old daughters on...
Man fatally stabbed trying to stop friend from driving home drunk from baby shower, police say

Man fatally stabbed trying to stop friend from driving home drunk from baby shower, police say

A man was fatally stabbed by his friend Sunday when he tried to stop him from driving home drunk, police said.  >> Read more trending news  Guy Larue, 25, tried to stop a friend who had been drinking heavily at a baby shower from driving home around 5:30 a.m. and they got into a fight, KSAT reported.  The man, who has not been identified, stabbed Larue in the neck with a...
Schebler could rejoin Reds this week in Chicago

Schebler could rejoin Reds this week in Chicago

The Scott Schebler shoulder saga added a chapter on Sunday, but “The End” could be just days away. The Reds sent the outfielder to Double-A Pensacola for a medical rehab assignment they hope he can complete in time to meet them on Thursday in Chicago. Schebler has been sidelined since spraining the AC joint in his right shoulder when he ran into the right field wall at Busch Stadium in...
Car stunt show stops traffic on San Francisco bridge

Car stunt show stops traffic on San Francisco bridge

A “sideshow” of cars doing doughnuts that stopped traffic Sunday morning on the Bay Bridge ended with a driver getting arrested when his car became disabled while showing off, police said.  >> Read more trending news  Video shows three cars doing doughnuts and spinning around each other at 10:45 a.m., while traffic is stopped as they perform the stunts.  Two of the...
Vacant house fire considered suspicious, rekindles in Huber Heights

Vacant house fire considered suspicious, rekindles in Huber Heights

UPDATE @ 2:15 a.m: A house fire that occurred on Rip Rap Road Sunday night and rekindled hours later into Monday morning is considered suspicious, officials confirm. Crews responded to the vacant structure located in the 6000 block around 8:30 p.m. and found a well-involved fire with visible smoke and flames.  The fire rekindled at approximately 1:30 a.m. early Monday. Crews were able to...
Woman pushed in front of train, 2 injured, suspect in custody, police say

Woman pushed in front of train, 2 injured, suspect in custody, police say

A suspect is in custody and two women are in the hospital after being hit by a train Sunday, police said.  >> Read more trending news  Operations are back to normal after the North-South line of MARTA was temporarily shut down around 5 p.m. while police gathered information and spoke to witnesses. A witness told WSB he saw a man push a woman onto the train tracks, when another...
14-year-old surfer bitten by shark off North Carolina coast

14-year-old surfer bitten by shark off North Carolina coast

A teen was bitten twice on the leg by a shark Sunday morning while surfing off Atlantic Beach, officials said. >> Read more trending news  The 14-year-old boy was bitten twice on his right leg below the knee at around 10:47 a.m., Fire Chief Adam Snyder told WITN.  The teen, who has not been identified, was able to swim back to shore. He was taken to a hospital and treated for...
Meth falls out of woman’s shirt while she’s being booked into jail

Meth falls out of woman’s shirt while she’s being booked into jail

A traffic stop Friday night led police to charge a Middletown woman with more than a traffic violation. Maghen Reek, 30, is charged with drug abuse, conveyance of drugs into a detention facility, driving under suspension, falsification, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of drug abuse instruments, failure to signal turn within 100 feet of an intersection, and holders through the Butler County...
Parkland survivor to join 50-mile march against gun violence in Massachusetts 

Parkland survivor to join 50-mile march against gun violence in Massachusetts 

A Parkland school shooting survivor and a parent of one of the victims will join others on a 50-mile march protesting gun violence in Massachusetts. >> Read more trending news  David Hogg, a survivor of the Parkland school shooting, and Manuel Oliver, the father of victim Joaquin Oliver, will take part in the march that starts Thursday in Worcester and ends Aug. 26 with a rally at...
Power restored to remaining DP&L customers in Montgomery County

Power restored to remaining DP&L customers in Montgomery County

Power has been restored to the remaining DP&L customers in Montgomery County, according to the DP&L Outage Map. The number of Dayton Power & Light customers without power is down to 737 after nearly 3,000 were affected Sunday afternoon. According to Tom Tatham, director of operations at DP&L, an animal came into contact with one of their air brakes in Miamisburg which caused the outages. DP&L...
Clark Co. sets record for number of fatal overdoses in 2017

Clark Co. sets record for number of fatal overdoses in 2017

Clark County has set a record for fatal overdoses in 2017 with 96 residents dying from unintentional drug overdoses. This number is higher when you count non-residents that also died in Clark County. The Springfield Soup Kitchen is one group that’s working to help lower those numbers, according to News Center 7’s James Buechele.  “The drug problem hasn’t gone away...
New York Post reveals Aaron Hernandez's suicide notes

New York Post reveals Aaron Hernandez's suicide notes

The letters former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez's wrote before he committed suicide last year were published Saturday by The New York Post. >> Read more trending news  Hernandez, who was serving a life sentence at the Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center in Lancaster, Massachusetts, penned letters to his lawyer, Jose Baez, 48, his fiancée Shayanna...
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