Big attendance boost for first Montgomery County Fair at new fairgrounds

The Montgomery County Fair saw an attendance increase for its first year at the new fairgrounds in Jefferson Twp. Nearly 27,000 people attended the fair, an increase of about 13,000 from 2017, according to the Montgomery County Agricultural Society. “We couldn’t be more pleased with the turn-out and positive feedback,” Agricultural Society Board of Directors President John Yancik...


A woman’s death following a police pursuit has again raised questions about chasing fleeing vehicles

A woman’s death following a police pursuit has again raised questions about chasing fleeing vehicles

A police pursuit ended with a woman dead Saturday and questions about department policies for chasing fleeing vehicles, sometimes at high speeds and at risk to innocent victims. Ebony Radford, 35, was a passenger in a car that fled an Ohio State Highway Patrol trooper about 1:40 a.m. Saturday on Gettysburg Avenue in Dayton. About 20 seconds later, the car ended up on Oakridge drive after driver Thurston...
Former Centerville, Wright State golfer goes low; PGA Tour debut next

Former Centerville, Wright State golfer goes low; PGA Tour debut next

Former Wright State golfer Ryan Wenzler knew he was in good shape to earn a spot in the PGA Tour’s Barbasol Championship this week after the front nine of the Monday qualifier. He distanced himself from the other 47 players vying for four berths in the field by carding a scorching 29. At the point, he just needed to avoid disaster on his way to the clubhouse. But the Centerville grad wasn&rsquo...
This is among the best times in years to see Mars in the night sky. Here’s how to do it.

This is among the best times in years to see Mars in the night sky. Here’s how to do it.

Growing up, I don’t really remember ever wanting to be anything other than a meteorologist. It was my dream. I loved watching the sky. While my favorite thing to see in the night sky are thunderstorms off in the distance, I am still very drawn to gazing outside of our own atmosphere. One of the greatest sights in the sky over the last week or so has been the brilliance of the planet Mars in...
Smoothie, supplement shop looks to open in Huber Heights

Smoothie, supplement shop looks to open in Huber Heights

A smoothie cafe and supplement shop is looking to open a store in Huber Heights. The 3,300 square-foot Ice Ice Smoothie will reach a $250,000 market value after interior renovations at 6194 Chambersburg Rd. in the Huber Center, according to Montgomery County records. The store currently has a location at 2821 Wilmington Pike in Kettering, and an employee of this store, Greg Tracy, said the Huber Heights...
IHOP celebrating 60th birthday with pancakes for 60 cents

IHOP celebrating 60th birthday with pancakes for 60 cents

Fresh off of admitting their name change to IHOb was a publicity stunt, IHOP is celebrating its 60th birthday with what it does best: pancakes. The restaurant chain announced last week that it would give away 60-cent short stacks July 17 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. to celebrate its birthday. >> Read more trending news  “The IHOP name is synonymous with pancakes, pancakes, pancakes -- a...
Local Asian food truck opens its brick & mortar restaurant TODAY

Local Asian food truck opens its brick & mortar restaurant TODAY

An Asian-themed food truck is poised to become the latest Dayton-based mobile eatery to make the jump to bricks-and-mortar restaurant — and like its predecessors, it has every intention to keep its food truck operating.  The Vistro food truck will launch The Vistro Modern Vietnamese restaurant on Tuesday, July 17, at 3937 Linden Ave. across from the Eastown Shopping Center in Riverside...
Target offering special deals today after Amazon Prime Day

Target offering special deals today after Amazon Prime Day

Target Corp. wants to offer customers more deals after Prime Day. Target’s one-day sale is for everybody — no membership required. On Tuesday, July 17 only, consumers can save big on dozens of deals across Target.com. Guests who spend $100 or more will receive a free six-month membership for same-day delivery, shopped by Shipt. Other deals include:30 percent off Target-exclusive...
Miami County man sentenced to prison in wife’s murder

Miami County man sentenced to prison in wife’s murder

Randy Freels, who investigators said fatally shot his wife in her car along Ohio 55 in Union Twp. in January before tossing a handgun in a nearby creek, was sentenced Tuesday, July 17, to 18 years to life in prison. Freels, 57, of Ludlow Falls pleaded no contest and was found guilty in May in the Jan. 12 murder of Samantha Freels, 52. She was found dead in her car that went off the road during an...
This local student’s invention that helps protect diners has received national recognition

This local student’s invention that helps protect diners has received national recognition

When Jianna Nichols tackles a problem, she goes all out. Just ask those behind the National Invention Convention and Entrepreneurship Expo, where she has placed with projects three years in a row. The 13-year-old Tippecanoe Middle School student earlier this summer placed second in the seventh-grade category for her project, “Rido Red.” She also was recognized with the Best Display Board...
Costco removes Polish hot dogs from its food court menu, Sam’s Club resurrects the fan favorite

Costco removes Polish hot dogs from its food court menu, Sam’s Club resurrects the fan favorite

If Costco won’t serve the Polish hot dog at its food court, then Sam’s Club will.  Costco announced last week that it was pulling the Polish hot dog, or kielbasa, along with other food court favorites from its menu, giving the space to healthier food like acai bowls, The Washington Post reported. Hot dog fans were up in arms over it, even starting a Change.org petition to...
Ohio leaders critical of Trump’s comments on Russia, call Putin a ‘foe’

Ohio leaders critical of Trump’s comments on Russia, call Putin a ‘foe’

Ohio lawmakers and other U.S. leaders say Russia meddled in the 2016 presidential election in the U.S. and took issue with President Donald Trump’s comments Monday during a summit meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin where the president declined to back his own intelligence services. “Russia absolutely meddled in our election in 2016. Putin clearly intended to hurt (Hillary)...
22-year-old Centerville driver dies in Feedwire Road crash

22-year-old Centerville driver dies in Feedwire Road crash

A 22-year-old Centerville man was identified as the driver killed early Monday in a single-vehicle crash. Evan Henry-Singleton was taken to a local hospital, where he died of his injuries, Sugarcreek Twp. Police said Monday evening. Henry-Singleton was driving on Feedwire Road around 2 a.m. when he somehow struck a tree and ended up in a culvert. The crash shut down Feedwire Road for more than four...
Historic Golden Lamb wants to add outside dining with new addition

Historic Golden Lamb wants to add outside dining with new addition

The owners of the Golden Lamb Inn want to add a veranda and addition to the non-original part of the building constructed more than 200 years ago. “The Golden Lamb is the oldest Inn in the State of Ohio,” according to materials filed with the application for the changes. RELATED: Golden Lamb renovating dining rooms, kitchen and corridors The Lebanon Planning Commission is to consider approving...
Allura recalls 64,000 pairs of children’s pajamas due to flammability concerns

Allura recalls 64,000 pairs of children’s pajamas due to flammability concerns

Allura has recalled about 64,000 pairs of children’s pajamas over fears they could catch fire, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Two styles are included in the recall. The pajamas were sold at America’s Kids, Boscov’s, Kids For Less and other stores nationwide.  >> Read more trending news  The pajamas were also sold online at Amazon.com, CookiesKids...
7-year-old girl hit by car, killed while seeking help after dad’s drunken driving crash, police say

7-year-old girl hit by car, killed while seeking help after dad’s drunken driving crash, police say

A 7-year-old girl died early Sunday when she was hit by a car as she was trying to get help after surviving a drunken driving crash with her father behind the wheel, according to authorities. The girl, identified by The Associated Press as DeSandra Thomas, sent text messages to police in Romulus after her father crashed around 3:30 a.m. on Interstate 94, near the Detroit Metropolitan Airport...
Poll names Votto friendliest player in baseball

Poll names Votto friendliest player in baseball

Joey Votto uses first base as a water cooler, starting conversation with almost every opponent who reaches base against the Cincinnati Reds. That’s one reason Votto was named the friendliest person to chat with at first base, in a poll of Major League Baseball players by The Athletic. He won 25 percent of the vote. On the MLB Network’s Intentional Talk on Monday, Votto credited former...
Young Butler County anglers try their luck at Fish with a Cop event

Young Butler County anglers try their luck at Fish with a Cop event

Butler County Sheriff’s deputies and the Fairfield Optimist Club teamed up today for the premiere Fish with a Cop event. About 40 children, ages 7-14, lined the lake on Joe Nuxhall Way for fun and conversation with law enforcement. MORE: Madison school board silent as critics again blast new firearms plan Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones was in attendance, but said he didn’t dip a line...
38 pounds of suspect methamphetamine seized in Dayton

38 pounds of suspect methamphetamine seized in Dayton

The Miami Valley Bulk Smuggling Task Fore seized approximately 38 pounds of suspected methamphetamine Monday, according to a press release from the Ohio Attorney General. The suspected meth has a reported street value of more than a million dollars. “Thanks to the hard work of our task force members, these drugs were intercepted before they could go any further,” said Attorney General...
Gymboree announces re-brand after bankruptcy reorganization

Gymboree announces re-brand after bankruptcy reorganization

Like several other big box and department stores, Gymboree filed for bankruptcy. But unlike stores such as Toys “R” Us and Elder-Beerman that are closing for good, Gymboree is making moves to come back from its financial struggles. The company that filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in June 2017 recently released a re-brand, targeting back-to-school shoppers. »RELATED: Mall...
Boa constrictor skin found in Springfield, snake may be on loose

Boa constrictor skin found in Springfield, snake may be on loose

Clark County officials are warning residents to be on the lookout for a possible boa constrictor after shed skin of the snake was found in Springfield last week. On Friday, officials said the skin was found in the area of Home Road and Wildwood Drive. “Subsequent communications with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Ohio Department of Agriculture, and Reptilian experts indicate there...
Middletown considers income tax hike to pay for road repairs

Middletown considers income tax hike to pay for road repairs

Middletown City Council will consider raising the city’s income tax by 0.25 percent for 10 years to help pay for street repairs. Council’s two newest members are on record as saying they would not be in favor of such a tax increase. MORE: Middletown council member proposes tax increase to fix streets During a candidate’s forum prior to the November 2017 general election, both Ami...
Semi-trailer truck transporting hot dogs goes up in flames on Nebraska highway

Semi-trailer truck transporting hot dogs goes up in flames on Nebraska highway

A semi-trailer truck accident led to thousands of hot dogs going up in flames. The Omaha World-Herald reported a semi-trailer truck caught fire while traveling on the Dodge Expressway in Omaha, Nebraska, Saturday morning. >> Read more trending news  The Nebraska State Patrol said no one was hurt. Some witness photos show cardboard boxes with stacks and stacks of hot dogs inside burned and...
GCLC Central football: McNick voted favorite to extend title streak

GCLC Central football: McNick voted favorite to extend title streak

McNicholas High School’s goal is to close the door on the Greater Catholic League Coed Central Division with yet another football title. The Rockets have won six straight Central championships, and they’ve been voted preseason favorites by the GCLC coaches to do it again in 2018. “Just like any preseason or postseason award, we appreciate that, but we take what happens on the field...
Florida woman beat mother to death over absence from will, police say

Florida woman beat mother to death over absence from will, police say

“You destroyed my life, so I’m going to destroy you.” With those words, a Florida woman on Thursday night beat to death her 85-year-old mother for leaving her out of her will, , police investigators said. Gabriela Perero, 53, of Fort Lauderdale, is charged with premeditated murder and aggravated battery of a person 65 years old or older, according to Broward County jail records...
Pug gets mug shot, jail time after day on the run

Pug gets mug shot, jail time after day on the run

A dog from New Jersey would have quite a tale to tell if she could talk, but her adventure netted the pug a mug shot and a booking number.  Bean the pug somehow got out of her home and was found after she sneaked through a few yards in Cape May, NJ.com reported.  Police caught up to the four-legged perpetrator, or pup-etrator, and tried to get her to hop into the police car. Bean couldn&rsquo...
National Hot Dog Day 2018: 7-Eleven, Love's Travel Stops and more offering discounted, free dogs

National Hot Dog Day 2018: 7-Eleven, Love's Travel Stops and more offering discounted, free dogs

National Hot Dog Day is July 18, and multiple restaurants across the country are offering discounted dogs to celebrate.  >> Read more trending news  Here are some of the places with National Hot Dog Day offers: This regional soft pretzel bakery is offering its all beef Dietz & Watson dogs wrapped in American cheese and a Philly Pretzel for $1. The convenience store is offering...
Donatos Family Movie night returns to Fifth Third Field with ‘Shrek’

Donatos Family Movie night returns to Fifth Third Field with ‘Shrek’

Donatos Family Movie Night returns to Fifth Third Field with a feature presentation of the classic movie, “Shrek.”   Everyone’s favorite ogre will premiere on the 2,000-square-foot HD video board at Fifth Third Field at 8 p.m. The gates for the event open at 6 p.m. and families are invited to bring a blanket and find a spot on the outfield grass. Groups are advised to arrive...
Obama describes ‘strange times,’ criticizes ‘strongman politics’ in Nelson Mandela speech

Obama describes ‘strange times,’ criticizes ‘strongman politics’ in Nelson Mandela speech

Former U.S. President Barack Obama described “strange and uncertain” times during a speech commemorating Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg, South Africa, on Tuesday. It is the former president’s first high-profile speech since leaving office, the Associated Press reports. The address marks the 100th anniversary of Mandela’s birth. >> Read more trending news ...

Wrestlers sue Ohio State over doctor’s sexual misconduct

A lawsuit by four former Ohio State University wrestlers alleges the school failed to stop “rampant sexual misconduct” by a now-dead team doctor despite being repeatedly informed about his behavior. In the federal lawsuit filed Monday, four Ohio men listed as John Does say Richard Strauss sexually assaulted or harassed them in the late 1980s or 1990s. The wrestlers’ lawsuit seeks...
Ex-Roberds site demolition planned as West Carrollton eyes entertainment district

Ex-Roberds site demolition planned as West Carrollton eyes entertainment district

West Carrollton is hiring an engineering firm for the demolition of Carrollton Plaza. The city bought the 13.75-acre former home of Roberds off Interstate 75’s Exit 47 and planned to tear it down with the goal of redeveloping the land. Officials want to make the site a cornerstone for a multi-million dollar entertainment district plan along the Great Miami River. RELATED: Demolition paves way...
Star of TV series, ‘The Verdict with Judge Hatchett,’ coming to Dayton to inspire many 

Star of TV series, ‘The Verdict with Judge Hatchett,’ coming to Dayton to inspire many 

Her two-time Emmy-nominated show, “The Verdict”, may have been a platform for life lessons learned the hard way. However, Judge Glenda  Hatchett isn’t coming to Dayton to serve justice. She’s coming to inspire.  A TV personality, legal scholar and author, Hatchett is coming to St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church at  10:45 a.m. on Sunday, July 22, as the guest...
Ohio Elks Association funds ballistic vest for Greene County Parks and Trails

Ohio Elks Association funds ballistic vest for Greene County Parks and Trails

The Ohio Elks Association donated over $650 to Greene County Parks and Trails for the purchase of a ballistic vest, according to a GCP&T press release. Brady Smith, chief ranger for GCP&T, accepted the $676.78 check on behalf of the park agency at a recent meeting, according to the report. Ballistic vests are used to absorb, reduce or stop the impact of projectiles. Greene County Park and Trail rangers...
Regional manufacturer plans $4M-plus expansion, 63 new jobs

Regional manufacturer plans $4M-plus expansion, 63 new jobs

Forklift and equipment manufacturer Crown Equipment Corp. is planning a more than $4 million expansion at its New Knoxville facility, an application for a building permit indicates. The expansion at 7587 Ohio 219 will cover 57,460 square feet and is valued at $4,061,037, according to a building permit application filed last month. The expansion is for a “new manufacturing addition.” MORE...
June retail sales continue to show growth

June retail sales continue to show growth

June retail sales continued to rise in a strong economy, keeping 2018 on track to grow between 3.8 and 4.4 percent. June’s retail sales increased 0.07 percent seasonally adjusted from May and increased 4.2 percent unadjusted year-over-year despite the U.S. trade war with China and other countries, according to the National Retail Federation. The numbers exclude automobiles, gasoline stations...
Clark County Municipal Court cases

Clark County Municipal Court cases

CASES CALLED MONDAY INCLUDED: Charles E. Aldridge Jr., 51, of 1917 Ontario, assault, no contest, guilty, 10 days jail with 10 days suspended, assessed costs $250. Timothy L. Boring, 47, of 829 Selma, violation of temporary protection order, innocent, continued, public defender appointed, released on own recognizance bond. August Decker, 29, address unknown, unauthorized use of vehicle, innocent, continued...
Man impersonating police officer tries to pull over real cops in unmarked car

Man impersonating police officer tries to pull over real cops in unmarked car

An Arizona man was charged last week with impersonating a police officer after he pulled over two state troopers who were patrolling in an unmarked car.  Matthew Allen Disbro, 44, of Mesa, was booked Wednesday into the Maricopa County Jail.  Arizona Department of Public Safety officials said two troopers were patrolling State Route 51 in an unmarked yellow Ford Mustang when they saw a black...
Michigan football sending local alumnus to Big Ten Football Media Days

Michigan football sending local alumnus to Big Ten Football Media Days

Looks like Michigan football will count a player from the Miami Valley to be among its senior leaders on defense for the second year in a row.  At least that’s one thing that can be gleaned from Tyree Kinnel being among the Wolverines’ representatives at Big Ten Media Days in Chicago next week.  Kinnel, a fourth-year player from Wayne High School, earned All-Big Ten honorable...
Couch caper: Abandoned sofa in Palm Bay becomes viral outdoor living room

Couch caper: Abandoned sofa in Palm Bay becomes viral outdoor living room

It was fun while it lasted, but it appears a couch that sat abandoned along a busy road in Brevard County, Florida, for weeks, attracting a comfortable social media following, has been taken away. For weeks, the solitary sofa – with no living room to call home – nevertheless found a following, if not a home without walls, windows, rugs or even a roof.  Palm Bay residents say the couch...
911 delays during Fourth of July holiday resulted in newborn’s death, family says

911 delays during Fourth of July holiday resulted in newborn’s death, family says

A mother in Omaha, Nebraska, said that her newborn died after her calls to 911 for help went unanswered.  Joanna Coddington told KETV she called 911 three times after delivering her baby girl at home on July 5, three months before her due date. >> Read more trending news  Coddington and her mother said they tried to call 911 for over 15 minutes from several phones, but kept getting...
Bicyclist ignores gates on lift bridge. Can you guess what happens?

Bicyclist ignores gates on lift bridge. Can you guess what happens?

Police say a bicyclist who weaved past the gates blocking access to a bridge over a river in eastern Wisconsin escaped serious injury after falling into the gap that was created when the bridge started to rise. Wisconsin Department of Transportation surveillance video shot July Fourth shows the woman ignoring the barrier and red flashing lights at the bridge in Menasha, and apparently not noticing...
What is autism? Things to know about the disorder

What is autism? Things to know about the disorder

Autism is a disorder that has been around since the 1940s, but still has an air of mystery around it. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that 1 in 59 children in the United States has autism. But with a list of different symptoms and causes, it can be hard to know what you should look for and how to tell if your child might be showing early signs. To help you, here's an overview...
Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

COMMON PLEAS COURT NEW SUITS 18-CV-0311 - Riverview Health Institute, LLC, c/o Sonnek & Goldblatt, Ltd., Cincinnati, v. Clark Davis, 1229 Pythian Ave., Apt. A, complaint for $257,677 for medical services rendered. 18-CV-0312 - Christian Boeke, South Vienna, v. Matthew Pettit and Dennis G. Pettit, New Carlisle, et al., complaint in excess of $25,000 for damages and injuries suffered in an auto accident...
Beach umbrella spears woman at New Jersey beach

Beach umbrella spears woman at New Jersey beach

A gust of wind and a beach umbrella have left a woman from the United Kingdom with an injury to her ankle.  Police said Margaret Reynolds, 67, was injured when a part of an aluminum umbrella went through her right ankle in Seaside Heights, New Jersey. >> Read more trending news  Police said the injury was caused by the force of the wind, The Asbury Park Press reported. Firefighters...
Rugrats return: Nickelodeon green lights series, movie

Rugrats return: Nickelodeon green lights series, movie

Nickelodeon is bringing a part of our childhood back to the small, and big, screen. The children’s television network has given the green light to bring back Chuckie, Tommy, Phil, Lil, Susie and Angelica, better known as “Rugrats,” E! News reported. >> Read more trending news  Nickelodeon announced it will be producing 26 new episodes and a live action movie that...
IHOP offering 60 cent pancakes TODAY for 60th anniversary

IHOP offering 60 cent pancakes TODAY for 60th anniversary

After nearly a month of calling itself the "International House of Burgers," IHOP is going back to what made it famous — pancakes. The diner chain announced its second "name change" in as many months last week, tweeting that it would "never turn its back on pancakes (except for that time we faked it to promote our new burgers)". IHOP also said it would celebrate...
Did you know one hidden gem still makes Dayton’s famous Rike’s Sloppy Joe sandwiches?

Did you know one hidden gem still makes Dayton’s famous Rike’s Sloppy Joe sandwiches?

For some people in Dayton, hearing “Rike’s” might not stir any reaction at all. For others, however, Rike’s Department Store is a treasure trove of childhood memories from long ago.  Formerly located where the Schuster Center stands today, the downtown Rike’s may be gone physically, but still remains a source of many people’s fond memories. One of those memories...
Boy shot in head with BB gun speaks, eats for first time since incident

Boy shot in head with BB gun speaks, eats for first time since incident

A Florida boy has uttered his first words since suffering brain damage from a BB gun shot to the head. Elijah Hill, 12, continues to improve each day. “A week and a half ago, my baby was fighting for his life. Just look at him now,” said Ashantae Hill. Monday, the 12-year-old ate on his own for the first time since he was shot by another child July 2 in a Brunswick neighborhood. >...
Truck pulls ATM out of ground at Dayton convenience store

Truck pulls ATM out of ground at Dayton convenience store

A theft suspect reportedly used a truck to break into the Citizen Mart and pull its ATM out of the ground Tuesday, according to a Dayton police report. Police were called to the convenience store located at 4567 Germantown Pike around 5 a.m. on a breaking and entering call. According to the report, one of the double doors was completely ripped off the hinges and the other had the glass broken out...
Prince Louis' christening portraits revealed: Kate Middleton, royal family stun in new photos

Prince Louis' christening portraits revealed: Kate Middleton, royal family stun in new photos

Update 8:08 a.m. EDT July 17: The British royal family has released an additional photo from the christening of Prince Louis, the youngest son of Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge. “The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge hope that everyone enjoys this lovely photograph of Prince Louis as much as they do,” Kensington Palace tweeted Monday. Matt Porteous, who took the photo,...
Better contracts, ‘auto ID’ tech help CDO find its groove

Better contracts, ‘auto ID’ tech help CDO find its groove

Over the past 24 months, Dayton defense contractor CDO Technologies has seen significant growth. The information technology and cyber-security company on Springfield Street has grown both its federal and commercial businesses and that’s a strategy Al Wofford, CDO founder and president, intends to keep pursuing. CDO has “not quiet tripled” its number of employees in the past four...
Man walks nearly 20 miles to get to job after car breaks down, boss gives him his own vehicle

Man walks nearly 20 miles to get to job after car breaks down, boss gives him his own vehicle

A man in Alabama no longer has to walk where he needs to go.  Walter Carr was all set to start a new job with Bellhops Moving, but his car broke down. Instead of calling off, or borrowing a set of wheels, he started walking, starting at midnight, to get to the job nearly 20 miles away, WBMA reported. Pelham police officers saw him walking, offered him a ride and took him to breakfast before...
Homearama’s extravagant luxury on display starting this weekend

Homearama’s extravagant luxury on display starting this weekend

Organizers hope Homearama 2018’s debut this coming weekend breathes new life into what has been a downturn so far this year for home construction in Warren County. Now in its 55th installment, the nation’s oldest luxury home showcase runs from July 21 to Aug. 5 and arrives as home builders in Warren County are seeing 16.1 percent decline in permits for single-family homes in the first...
WORTH THE DRIVE: The Water Lantern Festival in Columbus

WORTH THE DRIVE: The Water Lantern Festival in Columbus

The Water Lantern Festival comes to Columbus on Sept. 8. The aim of the event is to “inspire the human spirit” and bring together people from all walks of life to a memorable, peaceful evening.  According to the festival’s website, each adult ticket provides entry into the festival area and comes with a floating water lantern, keychain LED flashlight, marker and wristband...
Mom accused of having sex with son's 15-year-old friend, giving them weed and alcohol

Mom accused of having sex with son's 15-year-old friend, giving them weed and alcohol

A Tennessee woman has been charged with statutory rape after police say she had sex with a 15-year-old boy.  According to the arrest affidavit, Melissa Lumpkin of Arlington had some of her son's friends over after a football game in 2016. The victim told police that Lumpkin gave him and three other boys alcohol and marijuana, which she drank and smoked with them, according to police documents...
Opinion: Dayton Public Schools need to re-earn community’s trust

Opinion: Dayton Public Schools need to re-earn community’s trust

The biggest challenge, I think, facing DPS right now is a trust issue the community has in terms of where we are. First of all, the unity has to come from within and we have a good core of leaders right now in the district in terms of board members and a superintendent who are working on that. This is not an easy task; if it was that easy, everybody would do it. But when you see progress moving in...
Seagull steals man's wallet, flees to rooftop; here's how volunteers got it back

Seagull steals man's wallet, flees to rooftop; here's how volunteers got it back

A man's wallet was stolen by an unlikely thief last week in Massachusetts. According to The Associated Press, the man was walking down Main Street in Gloucester on Friday when a seagull swiped his wallet, which was sitting on top of a pizza box he was carrying. >> Read more trending news  The gull retreated to a nearby rooftop, where volunteers were able to get the man's wallet back from...
Trump’s defense of Putin finds few supporters in Congress

Trump’s defense of Putin finds few supporters in Congress

President Donald Trump's refusal Monday to denounce Russian President Vladimir Putin for interfering in the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign sparked pointed criticism from Republican leaders, including several of Trump's legislative allies who warned that his actions could ultimately hurt national security interests.  At a joint news conference with Putin in Helsinki, Trump spoke admiringly of...
Russian made secret push to sway policy, charges say

Russian made secret push to sway policy, charges say

A Russian woman who tried to broker a secret meeting between Donald Trump and Russia’s president, Vladimir Putin, during the 2016 presidential campaign was charged Monday and accused of working with Americans to carry out a secret Russian effort to influence U.S. politics.  At the behest of a senior Russian government official, the woman, Mariia Butina, made connections through the National...
‘You can’t believe anyone’: A triumph for Putin’s ruthless worldview

‘You can’t believe anyone’: A triumph for Putin’s ruthless worldview

Responding to a question here about interference in the 2016 election, Russian President Vladimir Putin distilled his worldview: "You can't believe anyone."  For once, Putin had a Western leader standing next to him who rejects his critics in the same way.  Monday's summit with President Donald Trump gave Putin a new level of international prestige, especially for the many Russians...
Missing Florida mom's body found in Georgia, family says

Missing Florida mom's body found in Georgia, family says

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has confirmed that the body of missing Florida woman Jennifer Perry was found, and the man found driving her car will face new charges. Search crews found a woman's body while searching for Perry in Charlton County on Friday night. The GBI confirmed Monday that the body belongs to Perry, a 38-year-old Bryceville mother. Perry was reported missing on Wednesday...
‘Utterly ridiculous’: Putin rejects claims of Russian influence in 2016 election

‘Utterly ridiculous’: Putin rejects claims of Russian influence in 2016 election

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday dismissed claims of Russian interference in the 2016 election as "utterly ridiculous," pushing back against the Justice Department's indictments of 12 Russian intelligence officers in a wide-ranging interview with Fox News Channel's Chris Wallace.  "Do you really believe that someone acting from the Russian territory could have influenced...
Carvers announces ‘Tour de France’ event with $300 VIP wine tastings

Carvers announces ‘Tour de France’ event with $300 VIP wine tastings

If you’ve ever wished to explore the tastes of France, but a trip seems out of reach — fear not, Carvers Steaks & Chops has the perfect event for you.  At the Carvers Tour de France Wine Tasting, the steakhouse will celebrate an afternoon of French flavors with an exclusive hors d’oeuvres menu and curated wine pairings.  There will be wine tastings from the most respected...
New Downtown Date Night event to feature 4 truly Dayton experiences

New Downtown Date Night event to feature 4 truly Dayton experiences

A new event organized by the Gem City Catfe might be the night of nights for Dayton lovebirds to get out of the nest.  Gem City Catfe, Mike’s Bike Park, DK Effect and Proto BuildBar have partnered up for the first Downtown Date Night event on Friday, July 20. The event features four unique and adventurous Dayton experiences wrapped into one night for you and your honey...
Here's what we learned about buying and cooking beef after spending time with Niman Ranch

Here's what we learned about buying and cooking beef after spending time with Niman Ranch

Not everyone would be clicking their heels at the invitation, but I was over the moon. It was a personal invite to join the Niman Ranch Senior Executive Angus Beef Education Conference and Tour in Sabetha and Manhattan, Kan., in May.  I had been included the year prior in their Hog Farmer Appreciation Dinner Weekend in Iowa, where I had taken a crash course in naturally raised pork. The idea...

Cargo Harrison went on a 14,000-mile hike to figure out what to do with his life

In May 2015, Holly Harrison - known as "Cargo" to most of his buddies - was hiking along the Appalachian Trail and taking stock of his situation. "You know, trying to figure out what I was going to do with the rest of my life," he said.  He was 55 years old at the time and had always dreamed big. He wanted to do something no one before had ever done, maybe something no one...
How to take your fruit salad from boring to brilliant

How to take your fruit salad from boring to brilliant

Admittedly, fruit salad might not be something your friends and family would swoon over. After all, some of us remember the syrupy canned concoctions of our youth. Maybe the mere mention of it conjures a bunch of random fruit thrown into a bowl. There is room for improvement. Here are a few tips on how to upgrade the flavor and appearance of your next fruit salad, without a tremendous amount of effort...
TriHealth executive becomes new president, CEO at Community First Solutions

TriHealth executive becomes new president, CEO at Community First Solutions

Community First Solutions has found someone to fill the shoes of its longtime president and CEO when he retires next month. Brett Kirkpatrick, most recently an executive with TriHealth, will start in the role Sept. 1, replacing Jeff Thurman, who will retire Aug. 31 after leading the organization for the past 40 years. A leader with more than 20 years of experience in strategic planning, program expansion...
Putin singles out critic in an offer to Mueller

Putin singles out critic in an offer to Mueller

President Vladimir Putin of Russia made a surprise offer to Robert Mueller, the special prosecutor investigating Moscow’s meddling in the 2016 presidential election, at the news conference Monday concluding the summit meeting between him and President Donald Trump.  The Kremlin, Putin said, would allow Mueller and his team to travel to Russia and be present at the questioning of 12 Russian...
NFL's helmet rule will leave players, refs, fans scratching their heads

NFL's helmet rule will leave players, refs, fans scratching their heads

On the screens rimming a Renaissance ballroom Friday, Ezekiel Elliott hits the line, veers right and is loose. Twenty yards later, Patrick Peterson finally catches up. A moment before the Cowboy and Cardinal grapple and tumble to the turf, Elliott greets Peterson in his customary manner, helmet to helmet. Blink, and you miss it. So Al Riveron shows it twice. "That," the chief of NFL officials...
Mike Trout is MLB's ultimate all-star, and yet he is not a star

Mike Trout is MLB's ultimate all-star, and yet he is not a star

On a Friday night in June, after another display of habitual brilliance, Mike Trout walked through the double doors at the home plate entrance at Camden Yards. He had family in town, and he was in a hurry to see them. A golf cart, driven by a clubhouse attendant, awaited. "Not in front of the cart!" the attendant yelled at a pair of autograph-seekers. There was almost nobody else there....
Trump sheds all notions of how a president should conduct himself abroad

Trump sheds all notions of how a president should conduct himself abroad

President Donald Trump, who gleefully defies the norms of presidential behavior, went somewhere in Helsinki on Monday where none of his predecessors have ever gone: He accepted the explanation of a hostile foreign leader over the findings of his own intelligence agencies.  Trump’s declaration that he saw no reason not to believe President Vladimir Putin when he said the Russians did not...

Keep Oslo weird

Against the bright sky of an Oslo, Norway, summer evening, three bodies twirled and popped in unison beneath towering Roman columns. Another passer-by, likely drunk, motioned that I should approach very quietly, very carefully. “They are a big, big dance group,” he whispered. “They were on American TV. They are my heroes!”  Did he know the name of their crew? He did not...

Veiga da Princesa’s Albarino is a Spanish white worth savoring

I’ve got another gem for your treasure chest. It’s an Albarino, from Spain, and one of my three favorite white varietals. Veiga da Princesa Albarino might be the best one I’ve had in years. Even though I had this Spanish gem with an ITALIAN seafood salad, they both played nicey nice together. Albarino is a exceptional wine to pair with seafood, especially shellfish. So the pasta...
A champ at 19, France's Mbappe is beyond compare

A champ at 19, France's Mbappe is beyond compare

At this point we 7 billion residents of Earth really ought to hone a skill at which we are hopelessly, unrelentingly lousy. We should practice - don't laugh - restraint as we envision the staggering future of Kylian Mbappe, who is still somehow five months shy of age 20.  We must refrain from comparing the French lad to Pele or the Brazilian Ronaldo. We must let him breathe his own life and try...

Talk Travel: A solo traveler to Paris looks for a plus one

The Washington Post's Travel section writers and editors recently discussed stories, questions, gripes and more. Here are edited excerpts:  Q: I'm planning on a solo trip to Paris to celebrate a milestone birthday. It'll be in the first few months of 2019, and probably seven to 10 days long. Any thoughts on where else I should visit while in Paris? Nothing is booked yet, but I'm anticipating...
The perception of loyalty in the NBA should be retired

The perception of loyalty in the NBA should be retired

Less than a year ago, Isaiah Thomas proudly declared he would receive a max contract this summer. It wasn't the first time he'd made that declaration. "Very confident," Thomas said when asked by the Boston Herald whether he'd get a max deal. "I deserve it. I put the work in, and you can put me down against any guard in the NBA. . . . My numbers are up there with the best players in...

Cave-diving experts feel the ripples of the Thailand rescue - a rise in demand

Summer is usually the slow season for scuba diving at Bonne Terre Mine in Missouri, about an hour south of St. Louis. But not this year. Not since 12 young soccer players and their coach were rescued from a flooded cave in Mae Sai, Thailand, captivating the world and thrusting diving into the spotlight.  "My gosh our phone's been blowing up, it's been great," said Douglas Goergens,...

San Antonio’s summer homage to Spain

San Antonio is famous for its Mexican heritage including its Tex-Mex cuisine and the 1836 Battle of the Alamo.  But the city’s connection to Spain does not get the same recognition even though this metropolis of about 1.5 million residents, one of Texas’ oldest cities, was founded by Spaniards in 1718 on the banks of the San Antonio River. In fact, Texas was part of Spain from 1690...
Martina Navratilova may be retired, but she still wants to win

Martina Navratilova may be retired, but she still wants to win

At 61, Martina Navratilova was the oldest of the 16 participants in the Wimbledon women’s invitational doubles, an exhibition event for retired players during the second week of the tournament. Navratilova owns another superlative, according to her peers: most competitive. “Martina, hands down,” said Marion Bartoli, laughing. “Without any doubt for one second, not even half...

Travel goods for today: Pack these hot picks to the beach

Ah. Sunscreen-scented days and nights spent cuddling over a good book, a soundtrack of ocean waves and kids’ laughter playing in the background. Nothing beats a summer road trip to the beach — a much-anticipated outing for so many families that can only be enhanced by tossing a few choice travel goods into the back of the car.  Stake your claim to a stretch of sand with the BeachBUB...

Your trip, starring Greece

Movies set in beautiful destinations often inspire viewers to travel. And “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again,” set in a fictional Greek isle, will most likely do the same.  Lila Fox, a Greece specialist with the travel company SmartFlyer, said she has had a growing number of inquiries for trips to the Greek islands. (Spoiler alert: The movie was actually filmed on the Croatian island of...
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