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2 downtown landmarks are up for auction

Key Bank tower, other downtown landmarks up for auction

Some key downtown Dayton buildings are up for auction next month. Both the Key Bank Tower and the Leigh building and garage, at 10 W. Second St. and 100 W. Second St. respectively, are listed for auction, with the starting bid set at $2.8 million. The online auction is set for Nov. 13 to 15. MORE: Turning Air Force innovations into opportunities  Both buildings are set off the centrally...


What Ohio did with the feds’ $26M for addiction treatment

What Ohio did with the feds’ $26M for addiction treatment

A new study provides a window into how states like Ohio are spending the millions of dollars they received from Congress in 2017 to fight the opioid crisis. In the first year of the program, Ohio spent 72 percent of the $26 million in emergency money it received through the 21st Century Cures Act, which was distributed in grants to county addiction and mental health boards. The state received another...
How bad will flu season be this year? 5 things you need to know

How bad will flu season be this year? 5 things you need to know

The flu season last year was one of the worst on record, and health officials are urging people to get the flu shot early this year. Flu season runs through fall and winter, peaking somewhere in between December and February. “While flu spreads every year, the timing, severity, and length of the season varies from one season to another,” according to the Centers for Disease Control...
Large employers reportedly eye county-owned land in Xenia

Large employers reportedly eye county-owned land in Xenia

Large employers are eyeing county-owned land in Xenia that has all the infrastructure needed to become a hub of industrial activity. At least three “large businesses” have inquired in the last six months about the 140 acres making up Greene Regional Business Park, located on the southern outskirts of the city near U.S. 35, according to Greene County Administrator Brandon Huddleson. The...
Kroger’s fruit, vegetables will look ugly next year: Here’s why

Kroger’s fruit, vegetables will look ugly next year: Here’s why

Kroger’s produce is about to get a little ugly. The grocer plans to introduce its “ugly produce” brand in stores in early 2019. Pickuliar Picks are “imperfect but perfectly delicious” produce that go unused because of an ugly appearance or size. The produce is perfectly acceptable for human consumption. Kroger officials announced the initiative at the U.S. Chamber of...
Where Ohio governor candidates stand on charter school oversight

Where Ohio governor candidates stand on charter school oversight

Richard Cordray, Democrat: Prohibit for-profit companies from operating charter schools. Increase regulations on charter schools to bring them more in line with the requirements for Ohio’s traditional public schools. Fund charter schools directly from the state, instead of passing them through local public school districts in a process that costs some local districts money.  Mike DeWine...
Beavercreek schools seek levy to offset rising costs

Beavercreek schools seek levy to offset rising costs

Beavercreek City Schools voters will decide Nov. 6 whether to approve a new tax levy, as district leaders say special education costs and other mandates have them projecting a negative cash balance by late spring 2021. The Nov. 6 levy is a five-year, 6.2-mill property tax levy to pay for day-to-day school operating costs. It would cost the owner of a $100,000 home $217 annually and would raise $11...
New hotel opens in Centerville along busy I-675 corridor

New hotel opens in Centerville along busy I-675 corridor

A new hotel part of the Cornerstone of Centerville development had its grand opening last week. Hilton Home2 Suites is the latest business in Cornerstone, a mixed-use development accommodating retail, restaurant, professional and medical offices. Officials conducted a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the hotel, located at 5161 Cornerstone North Blvd., near the Costco Wholesale Store. Mayor Brooks Compton...
‘We’re making a difference’: A day with Dayton’s overdose response team

‘We’re making a difference’: A day with Dayton’s overdose response team

The man answering the door at an apartment on Beckman Street on June 12 has a history of drug use, including an overdose about a week earlier from which he was revived with Narcan. When he first sees Dayton Police Officer Jason Olson and Emergency Medical Technician Amy Dunkin standing in his doorway he’s defensive, saying he doesn’t take heroin or pills and thinks someone must have slipped...
Veteran on VA rehab: ‘I’m just so thankful that I found this place’

Veteran on VA rehab: ‘I’m just so thankful that I found this place’

Editor’s note: This is one of several stories of local veterans who have struggled with drug or alcohol addiction and gotten help through the Dayton VA. You can read more about all the ways the VA is working prevent and treat addiction in the Miami Valley here: What is the Dayton VA doing to combat the opioid crisis? DAYTON — In the spring of 2017, when Marine Corps veteran...
Ohio’s $10 billion investment: Where do governor candidates stand on education?

Ohio’s $10 billion investment: Where do governor candidates stand on education?

Among the striking similarities between the education plans put forward by the two major party candidates for Ohio governor this year are calls for more early childhood spending, fewer state-mandated tests and increased support for needy students. But there are differences between Democrat Rich Cordray and Republican Mike DeWine that leave voters with a clear choice over who should oversee $10 billion...
Township secures funds to protect firefighters from respiratory disease, cancer

Township secures funds to protect firefighters from respiratory disease, cancer

A Butler County fire department is one of 31 across Ohio that will share $315,769 in grants from the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation under a program to protect firefighters from carcinogens and other harmful health hazards encountered during their daily work activities. The Reily Twp. Fire Department is receiving $14,544 to purchase one extractor, 56 hoods and 30 gloves under BWC&rsquo...
Ohio lawmaker pushes for comprehensive approach in addiction crisis

Ohio lawmaker pushes for comprehensive approach in addiction crisis

It may not be a guaranteed fix to the opioid crisis, but a Dayton-area lawmaker plans to introduce a “comprehensive approach” to addressing the epidemic that has killed nearly 12,000 Ohioans from 2015-2017. Ohio Rep. Jim Butler, R-Oakwood, who is up for re-election this fall, plans to introduce a comprehensive package of bills that will touch on various aspects of the opioid crisis, he...
Franklin seeking federal funding for 2 projects

Franklin seeking federal funding for 2 projects

The projects being planned are five years into the future, but Franklin has started the application process for a pair of infrastructure improvements. MORE: Butler, Warren county areas will get $13M in federal funds for these projects Franklin City Council recently approved a resolution to apply to the Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission for Federal Fast Act Funds under the Transportation Improvement...
Former NFL player Rae Carruth released after nearly 19 years in prison

Former NFL player Rae Carruth released after nearly 19 years in prison

Rae Carruth is a free man. The former Carolina Panther was released from prison Monday morning after serving nearly 19 years for orchestrating the murder of his pregnant girlfriend. Carruth was released at 8:01 a.m. from the Sampson Correctional Facility in Clinton, North Carolina. The 1997 first-round draft pick was released after completing his sentence of 18 to 24 years. Carruth did not speak to...
Warren County death penalty trial begins with focus on drugs, poverty

Warren County death penalty trial begins with focus on drugs, poverty

The trial of a South Lebanon man facing the death penalty if convicted of murdering his sister in September 2017 began this morning in Warren County Common Pleas Court. Judges Joe Kirby, Donald Oda II and Robert Peeler, rather than a jury, will decide if Christopher Kirby, 38, should be sentenced to death for allegedly murdering his adoptive sister, Deborah Power, and badly beating her husband, Ronnie...
Girl’s classroom essay leads to prison for childhood rapist

Girl’s classroom essay leads to prison for childhood rapist

An Ohio high school student’s class essay about overcoming obstacles ultimately led to a 20-year prison sentence for the man who raped her and her two sisters when they were children. Anthony Knight, 43, of Fremont, pleaded guilty last week to three counts of felony rape, according to the Fremont News-Messenger. A Sandusky County judge handed down a 20-year sentence and ordered that Knight...
Songwriter wins $44M in suit over Usher song

Songwriter wins $44M in suit over Usher song

A Philadelphia songwriter who claims he was cut out of profits and credit from song that was recorded by R&B star Usher has been awarded more than $44 million in damages in a suit that targeted the track's other co-writers. A jury last week awarded the sum to Daniel Marino. His former co-writer William Guice was ordered to pay $6.75 million in compensatory damages, and $20.25 million in punitive damages...
Coco's launches new menu today packed with fall and winter flavors

Coco's launches new menu today packed with fall and winter flavors

With daylight continuing to appear in more limited supply as winter nears, finding a restaurant that offers good light is more important than ever. Not only can you enjoy a welcome meal, but can also work on amping up your Vitamin D production. Coco's Bistro offers terrific light throughout the dining room thanks to surrounding windows and several large skylights. It also offers a newly decorated...
New pastry, smoothie shop at Dayton Mall serves up taste of Colombia

New pastry, smoothie shop at Dayton Mall serves up taste of Colombia

A Colombian family wants to give the Dayton region a taste of their country. Mango Twister, a sweets and smoothie shop, just opened in front of the Dayton Mall in Miami Twp. The space previously housed a Winans Fine Chocolates and Coffees candy and wine shop that shut down in May after more than a decade in business. The family business is owned by Maria Llanos and managed by her daughter Diana Barbarosa...
Bank robbery reported at Springfield Fifth Third branch

Bank robbery reported at Springfield Fifth Third branch

Police are investigating after a robbery was reported at a Fifth Third Bank location in Springfield Monday morning.  The robbery was reported around 10:15 a.m. at the branch located at 2700 North Limestone Street.  Initial reports indicate a man entered the bank and handed a note to an employee claiming he had a gun.  A sign has been placed on the front door of the bank saying the location...
Minnesota caretaker accused of causing burns to toddler's hands

Minnesota caretaker accused of causing burns to toddler's hands

A Minnesota woman faces a court hearing next month on two felony counts of assault and child endangerment after a 22-month-old child she was babysitting last month suffered severe burns on her hands, KSTP reported. >> Read more trending news  Anike Tatiaramika Jiles, 22, was watching Leah Grant at her home in Burnsville on Sept. 23, according to a criminal complaint filed Oct...

The things that really should be scaring you

It is the season when things go bump, booo and aaaaaaah in the night. The problem is that we are probably terrified about the wrong things. Kids, there are scarier things than zombies, vampires and witches. And I am not just talking about the politicians in Washington. (Am I right? Take my husband, please.) I am talking about the scary grown-up stuff we face every single day that leads to untold trauma...
Man gets 12 years in prison for biting ex-girlfriend’s lip off, ‘leaving mark for next boyfriend’

Man gets 12 years in prison for biting ex-girlfriend’s lip off, ‘leaving mark for next boyfriend’

A South Carolina man pleaded guilty Thursday to biting his ex-girlfriend’s lip off when she refused to get back together with him.  Seth Aaron Fleury, 23, of Greenville, said “he was going to leave his mark for (her) next boyfriend,” his victim, Kayla Hayes, wrote in an extensive post on her Facebook page.  A judge on Thursday sentenced Fleury to 12 years in prison...
Congressional debate gets contentious on immigration discussion

Congressional debate gets contentious on immigration discussion

There wasn’t much the two candidates for Ohio’s 8th Congressional District agreed on during a debate Thursday, especially the topic of immigration. Congressman Warren Davidson, R-Troy, and West Chester Twp. Democrat Vanessa Enoch are seeking a two-year term to represent the congressional district seat that was once held by former speaker John Boehner, who resigned in October 2015. That...
Here’s how to get any size fry for $1 at Wendy’s

Here’s how to get any size fry for $1 at Wendy’s

Starting today, fry lovers can get any size Wendy’s fry for $1. The offer on the “natural-cut, skin on, sea-salt French fries” is good for a limited time, according to a company release. »PHOTOS: Luxury Oakwood home renovated in 2003 on market “Wendy’s knows just how much its customers love fries so, for a limited time, Wendy’s is making every single day &lsquo...
6 iconic Dayton restaurants of yesteryear in spotlight this week for special dinner

6 iconic Dayton restaurants of yesteryear in spotlight this week for special dinner

An event this weekend will celebrate Dayton’s dining past, Dayton’s dining present and Dayton’s dining future. ICONS: A Tribute to Dayton’s Dining Heritage will present a dish fondly remembered and enjoyed at from different beloved, classic Dayton-area restaurants that are no longer open. Maria Walusis, chef and owner of Watermark, has been working to secure original recipes...
‘Headless chicken monster’ found floating in deep ocean is really sea cucumber

‘Headless chicken monster’ found floating in deep ocean is really sea cucumber

It looks like how everyone is describing it, a “headless chicken monster,” and when you see a photo of it, it may make you ask, “What is it?” It’s actually a sea cucumber that lives in the depths of the Antarctic Ocean that has a transparent body and a webbed veil, USA Today reported. The official name, despite the descriptive “headless chicken monster&rdquo...
Man suspected of killing police officer in Georgia dead after days-long manhunt, cops say

Man suspected of killing police officer in Georgia dead after days-long manhunt, cops say

A man suspected of shooting and killing a police officer Saturday in Georgia has died, sources told WSBTV. Authorities believe Tafahree Maynard, 18, fatally shot Officer Antwan Toney as the officer was checking out a suspicious vehicle near a metro Atlanta middle school on Saturday. >> Read more trending news  Update 11:35 a.m. EDT Oct. 22: Officials told WSBTV on Monday...
Florida man fatally shoots wife, then himself, at fast-food restaurant

Florida man fatally shoots wife, then himself, at fast-food restaurant

A Florida man fatally shot his wife Sunday morning at a fast-food restaurant where she worked before turning the gun on himself, WLPG reported. >> Read more trending news  The shooting took place in the lobby of a KFC/Taco Bell restaurant in Doral, said Alvaro Zabaleta, a spokesman for the Miami-Dade County Police Department. Witnesses said the 53-year-old man arrived at the restaurant...
Clark County Municipal Court cases

Clark County Municipal Court cases

CASES CALLED THURSDAY INCLUDED: Steven D. Skaggs, 36, of 330 Glenn Ave., assault amended to disorderly, guilty, 10 days jail with 10 days suspended. Carl L. Weldy, 28, of 1754 Allison Ave., assault, guilty, 30 days jail with 30 days suspended, fined $150. Jose Gonzalez, 19, of 1106 Burt St., failure to comply, resisting arrest, obstructing official business, dismissed. Donald E. Lannom Jr., 21, of...
Planning a trip next year? Here’s why airline tickets could jump

Planning a trip next year? Here’s why airline tickets could jump

The average plane ticket is likely to be more expensive next year as new diesel demand pushes jet fuel costs higher. As part of global regulations taking effect in 2020, cruise ships will begin switching to cleaner-burning diesel fuel, a change that airline executives say will lead to pricier jet fuel. »PHOTOS: Luxury Oakwood home renovated in 2003 on market The increase in demand for diesel...
Diehard Eagles fans wed in stadium parking lot before game

Diehard Eagles fans wed in stadium parking lot before game

The bride wore white -- a white football jersey.  >> Read more trending news  The Philadelphia Eagles were preparing to play the Carolina Panthers on Sunday, but two diehard fans had their own game plan. Frank Renna and Brandi Kern of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania were married in Lot M outside Lincoln Financial Field moments before kickoff, WTXF reported. The Eagles pep band was on...
Grandparents who went viral with ‘The Notebook’-inspired photos renew vows after 60 years

Grandparents who went viral with ‘The Notebook’-inspired photos renew vows after 60 years

After 57 years married, their love story went viral with a photoshoot inspired by the Nicholas Sparks’ book-turned-film “The Notebook.” Now two years later, Clemma and Sterling Elmore celebrated the wedding they never had when they got married. The long-lasting couple got married six decades ago at their local courthouse, WIS reported.  But in 2018, they finally walked...
‘Venom’ cocktail developed at Cinépolis Dayton is now available nationwide

‘Venom’ cocktail developed at Cinépolis Dayton is now available nationwide

When a journalist merges with an alien giving him superhuman strength (and a cool new look), I bet he wishes he could sit back and enjoy one of the delicious, hand-crafted cocktails that Cinépolis Dayton bartender, Jenny Wagers, dreamed up instead. Featuring citron vodka, agave nectar, and muddled blackberries, this “Venom” sci-fi thriller inspired cocktail packs a ton of flavor...
Secret shopper scam: After Hamilton woman falls victim, police offer warning

Secret shopper scam: After Hamilton woman falls victim, police offer warning

A Hamilton woman told police she was cheated out of cash after signing up to be a secret shopper. The 28-year-old reported she applied for the secret shopper job online and was accepted. After receiving an assignment, the woman said she got a check. But after the check was deposited and the money spent, the woman was notified that the check was fake. The bank then charged her for the money spent....
Uber to deliver ‘flying burgers’ by drone as soon as 2021

Uber to deliver ‘flying burgers’ by drone as soon as 2021

Uber could be delivering your food by drone in just a few years. The Wall Street Journal reported that Uber was looking hire a drone expert “enable safe, legal, efficient and scaleable flight operations.” The report claimed drones could deliver food in just three years. Uber chief executive Dara Khosrowshahi publicly said at a conference in May that company was working on drones which...
Woman, 75, shot grandson for putting cup of tea on furniture, police say

Woman, 75, shot grandson for putting cup of tea on furniture, police say

A Minnesota woman was arrested earlier this month after she shot her grandson for putting his cup of tea on her furniture, police said.  Helen Lenoir Washington, 75, of Brooklyn Center, is charged with assault and second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon, according to Hennepin County Jail records. Arrested Oct. 12, she was released on bond four days later.  Washington, who asked...
City to save $200K on Carrollton Plaza demolition, work to begin soon

City to save $200K on Carrollton Plaza demolition, work to begin soon

West Carrollton is expected to save about $200,000 on the demolition of Carrollton Plaza as the city seeks to transform the site into a multimillion-dollar entertainment district. Green City Demolition’s total base bid of $662,450 was the lowest of six proposals to tear down three buildings — including the former longtime home of Roberds — on the 13.75-acre site just west of Interstate...
Leaders want to plan future of ‘prime’ Warren County land

Leaders want to plan future of ‘prime’ Warren County land

A group of Warren County residents and officials has begun planning the future of a 25-square mile area in the path of development growing together Dayton and Cincinnati. The Eastern Turtleccreek Plan is expected to map out the preferred land uses, roads, open space and commercial development of the 16,000 acre study area. Today the area is east of Lebanon and west of the Little Miami River is primarily...
Bengals coach Marvin Lewis on blowout loss: ‘It’s on everybody’

Bengals coach Marvin Lewis on blowout loss: ‘It’s on everybody’

The Cincinnati Bengals knew that with a banged-up defense facing the NFL’s highest-scoring offense, there was a good chance they’d have to simply outscore the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday night. They barely outscored the Chiefs’ defense. Andy Dalton was held to 148 yards passing with a touchdown and a pick-6, Joe Mixon managed 50 yards on the ground and the Cincinnati offense struggled...
Vandalia seeks public input this week on 2019 budget

Vandalia seeks public input this week on 2019 budget

The city of Vandalia will discuss next year’s budget this week and will have open sessions for the public to attend for two or three evenings. The meetings will give council members the opportunity to go through each department director’s budget requests, have them explain the items and why the requests are necessary. The budget discussions started in June and will continue this month...
Organic juice bar expands in downtown Troy

Organic juice bar expands in downtown Troy

A juice bar is expanding in downtown Troy. ReU Juicery & Organic Kitchen, which opened in 2017 at 3 E. Main St., announced the business is expanding. The juicery hired architect and contractor, MT Studio and Level MB Construction, to build out a new “juice bar” at 5 East Main Street. The new location is expected to open in late November, the business announced on social media. The juicery...
JUST IN: 7-acre bar/athletic facility plans would add jobs in West Carrollton

JUST IN: 7-acre bar/athletic facility plans would add jobs in West Carrollton

West Carrollton plans to sell 7 acres near the center of town to make way for a $4.5 million bar/athletic facility that will include more than 80,000 square feet of space, records show. As many as 50 jobs will be part of an indoor/outdoor volleyball complex proposed by a Cincinnati company on land formerly occupied by the Fraser Paper mill at 200 W. Central Ave., according to city documents. RELATED...
Man throws firebomb into woman’s house 

Man throws firebomb into woman’s house 

A firebomb attack on a woman’s home launched an arson investigation in Springdale in Hamilton County Sunday, according to our partners at WCPO. A neighbor reported an unknown man drove onto Grandin Avenue in a silver and blue Dodge Dakota truck, got out, ran up to the house and threw the fire bomb through a front window of the woman’s house. A small fire was started, but the homeowner&rsquo...
I-75 in West Chester Twp. re-opens after fatal crash

I-75 in West Chester Twp. re-opens after fatal crash

Southbound Interstate 75 in West Chester Twp. is a parking lot this morning following a fatal crash involving a motorcycle. Dispatchers with the Ohio State Patrol said the crash, involving a motorcycle and two other vehicles, occurred at around 3 45 a.m. Monday. RELATED: Temperatures near freezing, frost to start the week The far left lane is now opened, but the back-up goes on for miles. Traffic...
The Sanderson sisters are back! Where to watch Hocus Pocus at local theaters

The Sanderson sisters are back! Where to watch Hocus Pocus at local theaters

The Sanderson sisters are back. To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the iconic movie “Hocus Pocus,” some local theaters are screening the flick for the Halloween season. AMC is bringing back the classic to theaters from Oct. 26 to 31, and tickets are just $5. To see participating theaters and purchase tickets, click here. AMC has theaters in West Chester and Hamilton. The Plaza Theatre...
Canada earthquakes: Several quakes reported near Vancouver Island

Canada earthquakes: Several quakes reported near Vancouver Island

Three powerful earthquakes, as well as several smaller ones, struck late Sunday and early Monday off the coast of British Columbia, Canada, near Vancouver Island, the U.S. Geological Survey is reporting. According to the USGS, the first quake – magnitude 6.6 – hit about 10:39 p.m. PDT about 135 miles (218 kilometers) southwest of Port Hardy, Canada. It occurred at a depth of about 6.8...
Middletown to develop new city transportation plan

Middletown to develop new city transportation plan

Another component in the development of Middletown’s new master plan will start in the coming weeks. Middletown City Council has approved a contract with WSP USA Inc., of Cincinnati, to create Middletown’s Transportation Plan for inclusion into the new City Master Plan under development. The contract is not exceed $72,000 and is currently funded in the 2018 city budget. A second phase...
Hot coals set 7 cars on fire during Jets, Vikings game

Hot coals set 7 cars on fire during Jets, Vikings game

Tailgating has left more than half a dozen cars burnt to a crisp outside Sunday’s New York Jets, Minnesota Vikings game. New Jersey State Police say hot coals from grills set seven cars on fire in MetLife Stadium’s parking lot. The cars involved were part of two different fires, WNBC reported. One fire was started when a driver parked where tailgaters dumped coals from their grill earlier...
Student to file lawsuit alleging Sen. David Perdue snatched phone

Student to file lawsuit alleging Sen. David Perdue snatched phone

The Georgia Tech student whose smartphone was allegedly snatched by U.S. Sen. David Perdue in a viral video announced plans Sunday to file a lawsuit against the Georgia Republican.  The firm helmed by state Rep. David Dreyer, D-Atlanta, and former Atlanta mayoral candidate Michael Sterling said it’s set to file a civil battery complaint in Fulton State Court on Monday on...
6 local schools awarded funds for suicide prevention programs

6 local schools awarded funds for suicide prevention programs

Six local schools have been awarded $40,000 in mini-grants for suicide prevention programming. Grant recipients include: • Fairfield City Schools ($7,000) • Madison Local Schools ($6,000) • Marshall High School ($6,000) • Middletown City Schools ($7,000) • Ross Local Schools ($7,000) • Talawanda Local Schools ($7,000) “Grant dollars will support our schools and...
Orionid Meteor Shower 2018: 7 stunning photos of nature's light show

Orionid Meteor Shower 2018: 7 stunning photos of nature's light show

The Orionid meteor shower, which occurs from Oct. 2 to Nov. 7 every year thanks to debris from Halley's Comet, peaked this weekend, offering stunning light displays in the night sky. >> Read more trending news  Social media lit up with images of the celestial phenomenon. Here are some of our favorites: Photo by @simon_halstead, Twitter
In the Senate, the math still favors the GOP

In the Senate, the math still favors the GOP

If you are really interested in finding out which party wins control of the U.S. Senate next month, better plan on staying up late on Nov. 6. Although there are key races in the eastern time zone — West Virginia, New Jersey and Florida among them — control of the Senate probably won’t be decided until votes are counted in North Dakota, Montana, Nevada and Arizona. The GOP currently...
Huber Heights gas station robbed, police release pictures of suspect

Huber Heights gas station robbed, police release pictures of suspect

UPDATE @ 10:39 a.m.  Huber Heights Police have released pictures of the man that is accused of robbing a Speedway on Chambersburg Road, Monday morning.  FIRST REPORT: A male suspect robbed a Huber Heights gas station, before reportedly getting away in a car early Monday morning. Police were dispatched to the Speedway located at 6385 Chambersburg Road after the robbery around 4:10 a.m. The...
Jury selection underway for man charged in 30-hour Liberty Twp. standoff

Jury selection underway for man charged in 30-hour Liberty Twp. standoff

UPDATE @ 10:50 a.m.: Jury selection began as scheduled this morning in the kidnapping and felonious assault trial of Donald Gazaway of Cincinnati.   About 60 prospective jurors crowded into Butler County Common Pleas Judge Charles Pater’s courtroom and questioning began about 9:15 a.m.  Gazaway, 32, faces several charges in connection with a 30-hour standoff in Liberty Twp...
Clear, cool conditions expected through the week

Clear, cool conditions expected through the week

Sunshine, breezy conditions this afternoon Cold and clear this week  TODAY: Mostly sunny skies are expected with highs climbing to near 60 degrees. It’ll be a bit breezy in the afternoon, but calming down by the evening. TOMORROW: Sunshine continues with cooler temperatures in the upper 50s. WEDNESDAY: Sunny, cool, and dry again with highs near 50 degrees. THURSDAY: ...
Man charged with raping 10-year-old girl in Tennessee

Man charged with raping 10-year-old girl in Tennessee

A man is behind bars after police said he raped a 10-year-old girl in Memphis, Tennessee. Francisco Rodriguez, 30, is charged with rape of a child. The alleged attack happened Saturday, police say. >> Read more news stories  The arrest affidavit said the victim’s mother said she saw the man leave a room where he had been alone with the victim. When she went in to see her daughter...
Dayton to demolish its last outdoor pool. What happened?

Dayton to demolish its last outdoor pool. What happened?

The city of Dayton plans to demolish its last remaining outdoor swimming pool, one initially designed to be indoors and now so damaged that officials said it could not open again. The city is seeking a company to remove the Fairview pool at 2262 Elsmere Ave., which first opened in the summer of 1995 and used to draw thousands of visitors. Public pools across the nation have disappeared in recent years...
WPAFB Monday Weather: Cool air, possible frost to start the work-week

WPAFB Monday Weather: Cool air, possible frost to start the work-week

It’ll be another cool morning with temperatures starting off in the upper 30s, and the possibility of patchy frost, according to Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Molly Coates. Temperatures will be topping off around 60 degrees with lots of sunshine in store for the afternoon.  Breezy conditions in the afternoon hours with winds coming from the southwest. Dry, and calm conditions to remain in...
What the length of your fingers says about you; new report says it reveals sexuality

What the length of your fingers says about you; new report says it reveals sexuality

Did you know you could determine someone’s sexuality by looking at their hands? That’s what a new report has claimed.  >> Read more trending news  Researchers from the University of Essex in the United Kingdom recently conducted a small study, published in the Archives of Sexual Behavior journal, to determine the link between sexuality and length of fingers. To do...

Opinion: Victims of sexual assault stand tall in a Kansas courtroom

From where they sat in the courtroom, the predator’s victims — two past girlfriends, one perfect stranger and a woman who once lived in the same apartment complex — couldn’t see the handcuffs clamping Brady Newman-Caddell’s wrists. He kept his hands in his lap during the sentencing hearing this week in Olathe, Kan. Except when testifying, they mostly saw their attacker...
Bengals embarrassed by Chiefs, fall out of first in AFC North

Bengals embarrassed by Chiefs, fall out of first in AFC North

A fast start to the season has come to a screeching halt for the Cincinnati Bengals. The Bengals were demolished by the Kansas City Chiefs 45-10 on Sunday night at Arrowhead Stadium. Ite was the second straight loss for the Bengals, who fell to 4-3 into a tie for second place with the Baltimore Ravens in the AFC North. Pittsburgh, which had a bye this week, is atop the division at 3-2-1. »PHOTOS...
Bedbugs infest offices at South Carolina courthouse; exterminators brought in

Bedbugs infest offices at South Carolina courthouse; exterminators brought in

Bedbugs were found inside a South Carolina courthouse last week, but officials say exterminators eradicated the problem . >> Read more trending news  York County Clerk of Court David Hamilton said the bedbugs were found in private offices and not in public areas at the Moss Justice Center in York. Solicitor Kevin Brackett told The Herald of Rock Hill that the bugs were found in...
Former Panther Rae Carruth just hours away from walking out of prison 

Former Panther Rae Carruth just hours away from walking out of prison 

Former Carolina Panthers player Rae Carruth is scheduled to walk out of prison a free man Monday after nearly 19 years behind bars. >> Read more trending news  He is expected to be released from Sampson Correctional Facility in Clinton, North Carolina sometime after 8 a.m. It is unclear whether Carruth will return to Charlotte. He has three months to come up with a plan and provide it to...
Possible entrapment crash reported in Butler County

Possible entrapment crash reported in Butler County

A vehicle crash with possible entrapment was reported in Hanover Twp.  Air Care is on their way to the scene on U.S. 27 and Stillwell Beckett Road, according to Butler County dispatch. The crash is believed to be one vehicle versus a deer. The incident was reported around 9:45 p.m.  We are working to learn more.
Snow falls on Mauna Kea, Hawaii’s tallest mountain

Snow falls on Mauna Kea, Hawaii’s tallest mountain

A dusting of snow covered the top of Mauna Kea, Hawaii’s tallest mountain, over the weekend after a rare October snowfall. >> Read more trending news  The snow was due to unstable weather near the Big Island, according to Hawaii News Now. A ranger message said the icy road conditions have closed down the road to the summit. Mauna Kea, which means White Mountain, is a dormant volcano...
Man arrested for flashing two women, one of whom fell and hit her head

Man arrested for flashing two women, one of whom fell and hit her head

A Florida man was jailed for allegedly exposing himself to two women, one of whom was so startled she fell and hit her head, police said. >> Read more trending news  Michael David Fournelle, 32, is accused of exposing himself to the women on Aug. 31 in Orlando. In both instances, the victims said he pulled up in a car, called them over and was not wearing any clothes from the waist down...
Photographer asks for help to find couple in proposal picture

Photographer asks for help to find couple in proposal picture

A Michigan photographer is trying to find a couple who got engaged in a picture he took while on a vacation at Yosemite National Park.  >> Read more trending news  Matthew Dippel was on a road trip with his friends when they went to Taft Point Oct. 6 at sunset, WOOD reported.  "I looked at my camera right after to make sure that I actually got it, and I was wowed. That's...
1 in custody following standoff, stabbing in Dayton 

1 in custody following standoff, stabbing in Dayton 

UPDATE @ 6:35 a.m: The man who was arrested following a standoff and stabbing that occurred at a residence on Miami Chapel Road has been identified. Jimmie W. Acor, 48, is currently in custody on felonious assault and domestic violence charges, according to the Montgomery County Jail site. Acor allegedly stabbed a woman at the home Sunday night, prompting multiple police agencies to respond,...
Man accidentally fatally shot with hunting rifle in Kmart parking lot, police say

Man accidentally fatally shot with hunting rifle in Kmart parking lot, police say

A 48-year-old man died Sunday after accidentally shooting himself with a hunting rifle in a Kmart parking lot.  >> Read more trending news  Officers found the man on the side of a red pickup truck and started first aid, the Helena Independent Record reported. He was pronounced dead after arriving at a hospital.  Police believe the victim, who has not been identified, accidentally...
Behold this glowing bicycle path: Cool idea for Hamilton?

Behold this glowing bicycle path: Cool idea for Hamilton?

There’s a glowing, eerily peaceful blue-and-green Van Gogh bicycle path in Nuenen, the Netherlands, where artist Vincent Van Gogh lived and worked from 1883-1885. With a growing importance of bicycle paths and arts in Hamilton, some think the Butler County seat would be a good place for something similar. The path is illuminated using solar powered, light-emitting stones. Costs of such a project...
Selma Blair reveals she has multiple sclerosis, wants to ‘give hope’ to others

Selma Blair reveals she has multiple sclerosis, wants to ‘give hope’ to others

Actress Selma Blair has gone public with her diagnosis of multiple sclerosis. >> Read more trending news  In a social media post on Saturday, Blair, 46, said she decided to go public with her diagnosis after a costume designer on her Netflix series showed amazing kindness in helping her into a costume. “She carefully gets my legs in my pants, pulls my top over my head, buttons my...
Woman harasses family speaking Spanish at restaurant

Woman harasses family speaking Spanish at restaurant

A restaurant customer went on an expletive-laden tirade when she heard another family who was dining there speaking Spanish.  >> Read more trending news  The family, who asked to remain anonymous, was confronted at Andy’s restaurant by the woman, who asked them for their passports and said it was disrespectful for them to speak Spanish in the United States, WRC reported...
Dayton earns third-highest ranking among A-10 teams in preseason Pomeroy ratings

Dayton earns third-highest ranking among A-10 teams in preseason Pomeroy ratings

The Dayton Flyers rank 100th out of 353 Division I teams in the preseason Ken Pomeroy ratings, which were released this weekend. The website, known for its advanced analysis of college basketball, predicts Dayton will finish 17-12 and 10-8 in the Atlantic 10 Conference. Dayton ranked 103rd in the preseason Pomeroy ratings last season. It was its lowest preseason ranking since 2013, when it began the...
Youth billboard contest begins today for Teen Driver Safety Week

Youth billboard contest begins today for Teen Driver Safety Week

The 2018 Billboard Contest begins today, Oct. 21, for National Teen Driver Safety Week, according to a release. The contest is held until Oct. 27 by Greene County Safe Communities and State Farm. Local teachers and students from three Green County schools are participating: Bellbrook High School, teacher Michelle Fogertey Cedarville High School, teacher Paula Hendrickson and Angela Yake Greeneview...
NYPD recalls nearly 3,000 body cams after one explodes 

NYPD recalls nearly 3,000 body cams after one explodes 

The New York Police Department is recalling nearly 3,000 body cams issued to officers after one exploded during a Saturday night shift.  >> Read more trending news  An officer with the 121st Precinct “noticed there was smoke exiting from the bottom portal and immediately removed it,” according to a department statement. “After it was safely removed, the device...
Middletown approves new contract with firefighters union

Middletown approves new contract with firefighters union

Middletown City Council approved a new contract with its firefighters union that includes an annual 2 percent wage increase. The new three-year pact with Local 336 of the International Association of Firefighters is retroactive to Jan. 1, 2018 and will run through Dec. 31, 2020. Council approved the new contract as an emergency ordinance on Tuesday so it could take immediate effect. City and union...
Police: 6 people shot, 3 critically, near Jacksonville Jaguars stadium

Police: 6 people shot, 3 critically, near Jacksonville Jaguars stadium

Six people were shot -- three critically -- near the football stadium where the NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars play, the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said Sunday. >> Read more trending news  The shooting happened “outside the stadium footprint” while a game was underway, but did not impact the game, authorities said Update 5:40 p.m. EDT Oct. 21: Jacksonville police released...
Over 2,800 bikers ride through Clark County for 40th Annual Toy Run

Over 2,800 bikers ride through Clark County for 40th Annual Toy Run

Thousands of bikers packed the back of their motorcycles with toys Sunday afternoon for the 40th Annual Highway Hikers Toy Run. More than 2,800 motorcycles made the trip across Clark County to the Fair Grounds where they dropped off toys and money for the Salvation Army. The Highway Hikers help the community by donating toys to give to children on Christmas. 
Piano teacher accused of child molestation found dead in jail cell

Piano teacher accused of child molestation found dead in jail cell

The Roswell piano teacher arrested on child molestation charges last month was found dead in his Fulton County Jail cell Saturday morning, officials said. >> Read more trending news  Roswell resident Troy Lawrence Palmer was found hanging in his cell around 8 a.m. Saturday, the Atlanta Police Department said in a statement. An investigation is underway, but the initial cause of death appears...
Severe winds damage Light Up Middletown archway

Severe winds damage Light Up Middletown archway

Mother Nature was not kind to the Grandpa Gang’s efforts as Saturday’s severe winds damaged the Light Up Middletown entry archway tunnel at Smith Park. A group of the Grandpa Gang was already on the scene early Sunday afternoon taking apart sections of the 80-foot long archway tunnel which is the gateway to the annual holiday lighting event which features 50 to 60 lighted displays. MORE...
Thousands attend breast cancer 5K in Dayton

Thousands attend breast cancer 5K in Dayton

Thousands of people participated in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K Saturday morning at Fifth Third Field, according to a release. The 5K is part of a national fundraising effort. The donations from the walk went directly to the support, transportation, recovery, and other needs that arise with the diagnosis of breast cancer. The donations to the American Cancer Society also help support...
Man orders 2 waters, leaves $10,000 tip

Man orders 2 waters, leaves $10,000 tip

A customer left a server at a hot dog restaurant a $10,000 tip Friday after ordering two waters.  >> Read more trending news  MrBeast, a YouTube star with nearly 9 million subscribers, surreptitiously sat down at Sup Dog restaurant, ordered two waters, browsed the menu and then left after plunking down 100 $100 bills and a note that read; “Thanks for the delicious water,&rdquo...
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