The fastest woman alive just landed in Dayton

The fastest woman in motor-sports just landed at the Dayton International Airport.  Aerobatic pilot Vicky Benzing, who made Reno Air Race history in 2015 as the fastest woman ever on the course, will perform at the Vectren Dayton Air Show for the first time this weekend.  “Welcome to my office,” Benzing said, pointing at her glittering purple Extra 300S aircraft. After...


Break-in suspect with huge face tattoo arrested after Facebook post goes viral

Break-in suspect with huge face tattoo arrested after Facebook post goes viral

An Ohio break-in suspect who goes by "Popeye" and sports a large, unusual face tattoo may be as recognizable as the sailor man himself. According to WKRC, Anthony Ward was arrested on theft and breaking-and-entering charges Wednesday after the Adams County Sheriff's Office shared his photo on Facebook. "Be on the look out for aka (Popeye) Anthony Ward," the post began. "...
New discount clothing retailer may be coming to Dayton Mall

New discount clothing retailer may be coming to Dayton Mall

A new discount store may be coming to the Dayton Mall. The Dayton Mall has submitted a request to add an exterior sign for Ross Dress For Less, according to Miami Twp. records. Miami Twp. communications coordinator Jill Drury confirmed there is construction happening at the mall where electronics retailer hhgregg was located before closing in May 2017. » BIZ BEAT: Family Video closing 2 area...
Some residents upset with Washington Twp. road widening project

Some residents upset with Washington Twp. road widening project

The $3.1 million project making changes to Nutt Road in Washington Twp. has entered its final phase, and some residents on the street are unhappy with the road construction work that they say is damaging trees. MORE: Homemade bottle bomb found on MetroPark bike path This is the third and final phase of the project that began in 1996 when a 4,800-foot section was widened from State Route 48 to Quailwood...
Wright State trustees fire former provost who was on paid leave for 3 years

Wright State trustees fire former provost who was on paid leave for 3 years

Wright State University’s board of trustees voted to fire its former provost who has been on paid leave in a faculty position for more than three years. Six of the board’s nine members voted this evening to fire Sundaram Narayanan effective June 30. Three board members were absent from the closed-door meeting Wednesday when trustees met with Narayanan and his attorney Ted Copetas. &ldquo...
Trump signs executive order ending migrant family separations

Trump signs executive order ending migrant family separations

President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed an executive order ending his administration’s policy of separating children from parents at the U.S.-Mexico border amid global criticism of the practice. Update 10:30 p.m. EDT June 20: Senate Democrats took a stand on the floor of the U.S. Senate against President Donald Trump’s immigration plan just hours after the president signed an executive...
Drug dealing near treatment centers in Ohio could bring stiffer penalties

Drug dealing near treatment centers in Ohio could bring stiffer penalties

Dealing drugs outside addiction treatment centers would bring harsher penalties under a bill that won approval in the Ohio House on Wednesday. Lawmakers voted 84-0 in favor of House Bill 296, which calls for stiffer penalties for drug trafficking offenses committed with 1,000 feet of a drug treatment center, including methadone clinics that dispense medication to people with opiate addictions. State...
Dayton water quality: What we know now about potentially dangerous chemicals

Dayton water quality: What we know now about potentially dangerous chemicals

Some Dayton drinking water may contain a potentially dangerous substance that previously caused several local water wells to be shut down, officials say. The city of Dayton and Montgomery County are notifying customers about the substance, which was detected in treated water at Dayton’s Ottawa Water Treatment Plant. Dayton provides water for several neighboring cities. Here’s what we know...
Bill’s Donut Shop to close for renovations

Bill’s Donut Shop to close for renovations

One of the area’s most well-known places to grab a doughnut will close for a week in July. Bill’s Donut Shop on North Main Street in Centerville will close at 3 p.m. July 1 and reopen at 3 p.m. July 8, co-owner Jim Elam told this news organization. The store will be getting some renovations while it’s closed for a week, Elam said. New air conditioning units will be installed as will...
OSU employees failed to report sexual assault, called survivors ‘delusional’

OSU employees failed to report sexual assault, called survivors ‘delusional’

Ohio State University shuttered a campus sexual assault response center this week and fired four employees after a review revealed they failed to properly report sexual assault complaints filed by students. The Sexual Civility and Empowerment unit, referred to as the SCE by OSU, was suspended in February after concerns came to light that it was “not properly supporting victims and was mismanaged...
Ohio lawmakers vote to create Jesse Owens Day, honor Superman and name official state pet

Ohio lawmakers vote to create Jesse Owens Day, honor Superman and name official state pet

What do the barn, a shelter pet and St. Albert the Great have in common? Not much, but all three are getting recognition from state lawmakers in Senate Bill 86, a catch-all for specialty license plates, memorial names for bridges and highways and special designations. The bill consolidates a slew of bills to make special designations: Sept. 12 as Jesse Owens Day, Jan. 30 as chronic traumatic encephalopathy...
Motorcyclists can wear earplugs under bill passed in Ohio House

Motorcyclists can wear earplugs under bill passed in Ohio House

Motorcycle riders would have the option of wearing earplugs to protect their hearing under a bill approved Wednesday by the Ohio House. Current law prohibits motorcycle operators or vehicle drivers from wearing earphones or earplugs in both ears. But motorcyclists complain that wind and road noise can damage their hearing over the long haul. State Rep. Riordan McClain, R-Upper Sandusky, sponsor of...
Wrong-way crash that killed Kettering woman raises safety questions

Wrong-way crash that killed Kettering woman raises safety questions

A wrong-way crash at Sinclair Community College that killed an 87-year-old woman has sparked a conversation about how to improve the safety of downtown Dayton’s one-way streets. Opal Clouse, a Kettering resident, died after her silver Honda was hit at South Perry and West Fifth streets about 9 a.m. Tuesday, according to a police report. Clouse was heading south on Perry Street when a sport utility...
Alabama basketball: Collin Sexton prepares for 2018 NBA Draft

Alabama basketball: Collin Sexton prepares for 2018 NBA Draft

Alabama football drives the conversation here at  the Rammer Jammer , SEC Country’s daily Alabama athletics recap, but we’ll cover news for every facet of the Crimson Tide. Every morning, we’ll be here for the latest on Alabama football, basketball and every other sport on campus. Thursday will be a big night...
Competing ‘quite an honor’ for Special Olympian from Butler County

Competing ‘quite an honor’ for Special Olympian from Butler County

That nurse should see Dannika now. Born at 24 weeks and measuring nine inches and weighing one pound, those in the medical profession gave Dannika little chance to survive. When her foster mother Mary Swagler drove from Hamilton to Dayton Children’s Hospital to bring Dannika home when she was 5 months old, she was met by a nurse who delivered this alarming advice: “If she dies don&rsquo...
Break out the newspaper! Here are 3 local shrimp boils to get you through hot days 

Break out the newspaper! Here are 3 local shrimp boils to get you through hot days 

Don’t fight the heat! Use it to your tummy’s advantage.  Three dining opportunities are coming up that will allow you to eat seafood on newspaper.  Mark your calendars for these three shrimp boils: WHAT: Summer Seafood Boil WHERE: The Wandering Griffin, 3725 Presidential Drive,  Beavercreek WHEN: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, June 30   COST: $59.99 per person...
Koko the gorilla who could sign, owned kitten, dies 

Koko the gorilla who could sign, owned kitten, dies 

Koko the gorilla, the simian who showed the world that they could communicate has died.  The Gorilla Foundation made the announcement.  Koko was born 46 years ago at the San Francisco Zoo. She was taught sign language by Dr. Francine Patterson starting in 1974, The Associated Press reported. She had a vocabulary of about 1,000 words of American Sign Language, National Geographic...
Venomous spiders: How to identify the pests and get them out of your home

Venomous spiders: How to identify the pests and get them out of your home

Most people aren't too happy when they encounter a spider, and that's especially true if the creepy-crawly you come across happens to be dangerously venomous. Although it's understandable to be anxious about venomous spiders, it’s important to know the difference between a harmless spider and a dangerous one. Here are some important tips from experts on dealing with venomous spiders...
Centerville High School student charged with sexual imposition

Centerville High School student charged with sexual imposition

A 16-year-old Washington Twp. boy has been charged with sexual imposition as a result of an ongoing investigation by Centerville police after an alleged incident at Centerville High School. MORE: Water quality expert: Dayton chemical concerns demand monitoring, attention John Davis, community relations officer with the Centerville Police Department, confirmed the investigation began on May 5 after...
When will Alabama guard Collin Sexton be selected: 2018 NBA Draft preview, TV info

When will Alabama guard Collin Sexton be selected: 2018 NBA Draft preview, TV info

It’s been a long wait, but former University of Alabama guard Collin Sexton will finally know his NBA destination Thursday night. The one-and-done player is expected to be a lottery selection, which means top 14 pick, although there’s a lot of contrasting speculation about when and where he’ll end up. “Tomorrow is going to be exciting, especially after...
80-year-old Washington Twp. man still a kid at Carillon’s Rail Fest

80-year-old Washington Twp. man still a kid at Carillon’s Rail Fest

Each June, the sounds of trains and family fun emanate from Carillon Park’s Rail Festival. The two-day event, which is being held this year Saturday and Sunday, June 23-24, has always had much appreciated help from its biggest fan — Washington Twp. resident George Vergamini. MORE: Family Video closing 2 area stores, selling movies for as low as $1 Vergamini, 80, said he feels like a kid...
Ethics spotlight is back on Wilbur Ross

Ethics spotlight is back on Wilbur Ross

As a wealthy and experienced investor, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross was expected to bring polish and sagacity to his job in the Trump cabinet.  But a Forbes magazine report this week has suggested Ross has brought tarnish and imprudence. The magazine disclosed that Ross had kept stakes in Chinese-owned companies, a shipping firm tied to leading Russians, and a Cypriot bank while holding public...
Trudeau has billions of reasons to dig in against Trump on dairy

Trudeau has billions of reasons to dig in against Trump on dairy

Justin Trudeau's defense of Canadian dairy tariffs isn't just about farmers and politics — it's about debt, too.  The prime minister squared off with Donald Trump this month over Canada's "supply management" system, which sets quotas for dairy, eggs and poultry and charges high tariffs above that threshold. Despite a U.S. surplus on dairy trade with Canada, the president wants...
58 people indicted in Butler and Warren counties

58 people indicted in Butler and Warren counties

Grand juries, which meet in secret, review criminal charges brought by police and prosecutors and investigate possible criminal behavior. The proceedings are usually one-sided, because the accused is not present and witnesses are not cross-examined. A grand jury may issue an indictment if it finds probable cause that a crime was committed and the accused person is responsible. An indictment is an...
Brookville High School gym gets facelift

Brookville High School gym gets facelift

The Brookville High School gym received a facelift that started at the end of the school year, and it reopens today. The gym floor has been resurfaced, and a new design has been added. The schools have a maintenance plan for yearly upgrades or fixes to school properties for over the course of the school year. The gym had only been resealed prior to now. Brookville High School opened 13 years ago,...
Trump’s executive order on family separation, explained

Trump’s executive order on family separation, explained

President Donald Trump on Wednesday sought to quell the uproar over his administration’s systematic separation of immigrant children from their families at the border, signing an executive order he portrayed as ending the problem.    Previously, many families caught sneaking across the border — especially those seeking asylum — were released into the United States while...
Why Republicans have long wanted to shut Education Department

Why Republicans have long wanted to shut Education Department

On April 4, 2016, Fox host Sean Hannity asked Donald Trump if he would eliminate any federal departments if he were to become president. Trump responded by saying that the Department of Education "is massive and it can be largely eliminated."  Actually, it is the smallest Cabinet-level department in terms of employees, but Republicans have opposed it ever since it began operations in...
In Trump’s America, the conversation turns ugly and angry, starting at the top

In Trump’s America, the conversation turns ugly and angry, starting at the top

President Donald Trump has railed against unauthorized immigrants in recent days, branding many of them “murderers and thieves” who want to “infest our country.” Not long ago, he referred to them as “animals,” although he insisted he meant only those who join a violent gang.  The president’s unpresidential language has become the standard for some on...
New redshirt rule’s impact on Ohio State; draft day for Keita Bates-Diop

New redshirt rule’s impact on Ohio State; draft day for Keita Bates-Diop

Ohio State football is the No. 1 topic in  Wake Up Sloopy most days — but we cover news, notes and analysis from across Buckeyes sports. Join us each morning to get caught up on everything you missed in the world of Ohio State football, recruiting, basketball and more. Starting in 2018, the NCAA will allow players to play in up to four...
Checking in on Penn State targets; Nittany Lions make annual visit to Hershey Medical Center

Checking in on Penn State targets; Nittany Lions make annual visit to Hershey Medical Center

Penn State football is the No. 1 topic in We are… Awake every day — but we cover news, notes and analysis from across Nittany Lions sports. Join us each morning to get caught up on everything you missed in the world of Penn State football, recruiting, basketball and more. After putting on a show at last weekend’s Lion Strong 7-on-7 camp at Penn State...
5 reasons not to miss SpiritSong at Kings Island

5 reasons not to miss SpiritSong at Kings Island

1.) SpiritSong is celebrating its 25th anniversary at Kings Island. Thousands of contemporary Christian music fans and their families will come together for the festival at Kings Island on Thursday, June 21 through Saturday, June 23. »»RELATED: 9 things you didn’t know about Kings Island history 2.) Christian music’s biggest names will be on stage at Timberwolf Amphitheatre...
Wenatchee with rose, Mariachi music, and a farmer who feeds the world

Wenatchee with rose, Mariachi music, and a farmer who feeds the world

A pair of large dogs, too old to be bothered with actually getting up, wag their tails in eager welcome from recumbent positions in the foyer. We’re early, and Ludger Szmania, co-owner of Warm Springs Inn & Winery along with his partner Julie Szmania, is busy mowing the lawn. These two adorable pups are the first to welcome me and my partner, Steve, to Wenatchee, Wash. Waiting on the lush, sun-loved...

You're going where? St. Louis

St. Louis is my home away from home. It's where I was born, and while I wasn't raised here, it's where I spent the bulk of my childhood vacations chowing down on gooey butter cake with grandparents and feeding goats at Grant's Farm with cousins. It's also a place I've learned to appreciate, in its own right, as an adult. Last year, I visited five times, and between toasted ravioli (t-rav) crawls on...
Hamilton answers demand for more downtown parking

Hamilton answers demand for more downtown parking

Hamilton’s city government is building a new parking lot not far from the city/county government towers, and across from Butler County’s parking garage. The 152-space lot should be finished in late August and will cost about $660,000. Spaces will be numbered and available for monthly renters. The city charges $30 per month for most parking spaces throughout the city and Rich Engle, the...
Real Simple launches Real Simple Cooking School

Real Simple launches Real Simple Cooking School

Meredith Corporation's REAL  SIMPLE today announced that it has launched REAL SIMPLE Cooking  School, a new multiplatform cooking series that teaches viewers the  basics of cooking and shares smart kitchen tips and inspiration for  meals. REAL SIMPLE Cooking School is now available on  REALSIMPLE.com/CookingSchool.  The series builds on the success of REAL SIMPLE's Facebook...
Why the Mavericks should avoid Texas center Mo Bamba

Why the Mavericks should avoid Texas center Mo Bamba

In the experienced eyes of one ESPN analyst, the NBA draft has a top three: DeAndre Ayton of Arizona, Marvin Bagley of Duke and Luka Doncic of Slovenia. "They are what they are," Fran Fraschilla told me in a recent phone interview. "After that, it's Mo Bamba, Jaren Jackson and Wendell Carter." Like you, I am in love with DeAndre Ayton. "There is no lock All-Star in the first...
MLB has more to blame than bad weather for major attendance drop

MLB has more to blame than bad weather for major attendance drop

Major League Baseball experienced an expected and understandable hit at the box office in 1995 following the players' strike and cancellation of the World Series the previous year, suffering a 6.7 percent decline in average attendance. In more than two decades thereafter, MLB hasn't faced an attendance falloff of that magnitude again. Until now. League-wide figures show that attendance was down 6...
Think teams have gotten smarter in the NBA draft? Think again.

Think teams have gotten smarter in the NBA draft? Think again.

In an alternate universe, where NBA draft picks more often prove prescient, Hasheem Thabeet, not James Harden, would be winning league MVP; O.J. Mayo, not Russell Westbrook, would average triple-doubles; Jonny Flynn, not Stephen Curry, would own three rings; Greg Oden, not Kevin Durant, might have joined that superteam; and Anthony Bennett, not Giannis Antetokounmpo, would be the next great superstar...
Yankees top the Mariners in a battle of the American league’s elite

Yankees top the Mariners in a battle of the American league’s elite

It is nearly a month before the All-Star Game, there are still around 90 games left on the schedule and yet, for almost all of the American League, it feels like September. That is, virtually every team is firmly in one of two camps — jockeying for the playoffs or already looking toward next season. So, there may have been a bit more juice than usual at Yankee Stadium on Tuesday night, as the...
Liberty adjust to a humbler home

Liberty adjust to a humbler home

After Tina Charles and Maya Moore exchanged go-ahead baskets in the final minute of the New York Liberty’s home opener against the Minnesota Lynx on May 25, a high-ranking WNBA official sitting courtside proudly remarked, “Who says women can’t play basketball?”  Thanks.   That question was tongue-in-cheek. But a more serious question emerged as Charles and Moore...
Can I drink alcohol while taking antibiotics?

Can I drink alcohol while taking antibiotics?

A: With some antibiotics, the answer is a definite no. With most, however, the answer may be a cautious yes. Concerns about alcohol and antibiotics may have their roots in the rubber industry of the 1880s. Around this time, manufacturers began using a chemical known as disulfiram to accelerate the vulcanization of rubber. Soon, rubber workers began experiencing a strange reaction: They became violently...
Ranking the top 50 prospects in the 2018 NBA draft

Ranking the top 50 prospects in the 2018 NBA draft

You've heard of Deandre Ayton and Marvin Bagley, but when the NBA draft tips today, you'll want to know whether the hype on Luka Doncic is real and why Mikal Bridges and Zhaire Smith might be the draft's two biggest sleepers. We've got you covered with a primer of the draft's 50 top prospects. 1. Deandre Ayton: Though the 7-footer is the draft's safest selection, that by no means diminishes his skill...

At a nostalgic Paris restaurant,food takes a back seat to fun

The scene is a familiar one in Paris: an expansive, brightly lit dining room and servers decked head-to-toe in black and white, darting between tables with a balancing act of dishes in one hand and carafes of wine in another. Diners sit elbow-to-elbow in rows of ruby red leather banquettes or wooden bistro chairs, chatting over generous portions of beef Bourguignon and escargots dressed in parsley...

Does substituting browned butter for regular mean rewriting a recipe?

Writer Emily Horton and pastry chef Alex Levin recently joined The Washington Post Food staff to answer questions about all things edible. Here are edited excerpts from that chat. A: A good rule is to look at butter as 80 percent fat to 20 percent liquid. When you brown butter, the liquid boils off and the remaining milk solids turn brown, so you're left with 80 percent of the original amount. If...
A Mo. family made a special connection with Anthony Bourdain

A Mo. family made a special connection with Anthony Bourdain

Anthony Bourdain wanted the Piña-White family of Eureka, Mo., to enjoy the best food they could as they cruised through Europe on a Make-A-Wish Foundation trip. The celebrity chef and author knew the foundation didn’t provide for the food the family would eat off the ship, so he quietly wrote them a check with recommendations of restaurants to visit and what to enjoy. Mary White doesn&rsquo...
Jon Bon Jovi gets into the rosé business

Jon Bon Jovi gets into the rosé business

In real life, Jon Bon Jovi’s hair is as lush, buoyant and poofed into rock-star messiness as you would hope it to be. This was revealed on a recent afternoon as his stylist jujjed his gray locks into perfect disorder at his $18 million Greenwich Village apartment. Bon Jovi’s office is sparsely decorated except for what might be considered rocker tchotchkes: a spine-worn copy of Johnny...
Trump airs his grievances and demands more credit — for just about everything

Trump airs his grievances and demands more credit — for just about everything

President Donald Trump feels wronged.  Standing at center stage in a hockey arena here, delivering a rollicking speech that harkened back to the glory days of his 2016 campaign, Trump was simmering with frustration.  Trump said he felt wronged that he was not given more credit for his historic meeting last week in Singapore with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.  Wronged that his administration's...
Following in wagon ruts of American history on Oregon Trail

Following in wagon ruts of American history on Oregon Trail

A cold wind from the Blue Mountains carries the scent of sagebrush as it whips your face. Each step stirs dust on the dry path in this high desert plateau in eastern Oregon, where hundreds of thousands of American pioneers walked, changing the course of history. A roadside sign beneath Flagstaff Hill points the way to this path, where you can walk in the actual ruts made during the mid-1800s by the...
In debate over butter vs. brown butter, brown butter wins in this lemon bar recipe

In debate over butter vs. brown butter, brown butter wins in this lemon bar recipe

Deep thinkers debate good versus evil, while baked goods, which have goodness baked right in, debate good versus better, which is to say butter versus brown butter. Butter set over steady heat separates; left to sizzle, the milk solids toast in the milk fat, turning sweet, creamy butter into rich, nutty brown butter. If brown butter is better than butter, imagine how good a baked good is when baked...
The infamous Sochi drug-testing lab is now a gastropub

The infamous Sochi drug-testing lab is now a gastropub

The bartender at the restaurant here flipped a liquor bottle stylishly around his back and laid out the ingredients for a cerulean, absinthe-based cocktail that he garnished with a golden berry. It was not so long ago that far different, far less palatable, concoctions — urine, coffee grounds, table salt, to name a few choice ingredients — were mixed inside this same building, mere steps...
Adventurous cruise in the Pacific Northwest, top trips in Europe

Adventurous cruise in the Pacific Northwest, top trips in Europe

Cruises on the Columbia River aboard small ships have been gaining in popularity, and many of the tours are aimed at oenophiles, with visits to the vineyards that produce many of the Pacific Northwest’s famous wines. UnCruise Adventures offers such voyages, but, true to its name, it has a new itinerary that incorporates other adventures too. The 86-passenger S.S. Legacy sails one-way between...

Finding the fun in a family road trip

When Matt Villano sets out on the 560-mile road trip from his home in Healdsburg, California, to San Diego in July, his game plan will be carefully crafted. When you're traveling with three kids under age 10, you have no choice.  Villano, a freelance writer who blogs about family travel at Wandering Pod, is no novice. He has traveled extensively, by plane and automobile, with his wife and daughters...
With New York a step closer to legalizing marijuana, cannabis movement in sports may gain momentum

With New York a step closer to legalizing marijuana, cannabis movement in sports may gain momentum

With apologies to "Sex and the City" actress Cynthia Nixon — who is running against New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo for the Democratic primary this fall — another state politician wants to take credit for leaning on Cuomo to legalize marijuana. "There's only one woman in this state who moved Cuomo and marijuana, and you're looking at her," New York State Senator Diane Savino...
Dayton Air Show forecast: Warm with chance for showers, storms

Dayton Air Show forecast: Warm with chance for showers, storms

The chance for rain will be around for the start of the weekend. That means those heading to the Vectren Dayton Air Show will need to be prepared, said Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar. We're also keeping an eye on the heat at times this weekend. Saturday: The chance for a few storms will be in the forecast, especially for the first part of the day. Conditions are expected to...
Hundreds of separated children have quietly been sent to New York

Hundreds of separated children have quietly been sent to New York

Under cover of darkness and in the custody of the federal government, migrant children have been coming in waves to New York, taken from their parents after crossing the southern border.  Even as President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday ending his administration’s policy of separating parents and children who have illegally crossed the border, the crisis was already spreading...
Dog warden testifies: ‘Worst emaciated dog that was still alive’

Dog warden testifies: ‘Worst emaciated dog that was still alive’

A Hamilton man charged with animal cruelty had his day in court, stating fleas and separation anxiety may have led to significant weight loss for his dogs, but not a lack of nutrition. Brian Trauthwein, 42, of Franklin St., was issued misdemeanor citations on March 23, a day after he called 911 asking for a dog warden to come pick up “stray dogs” he said he found two weeks prior near his...
Florida police officer shot in deadly standoff is breathing on his own, sources say

Florida police officer shot in deadly standoff is breathing on his own, sources say

An Orlando, Florida, police officer who was shot in the head earlier this month during a deadly standoff at an apartment complex is now breathing on his own, sources told WFTV. Police said Gary Lindsey Jr. shot Officer Kevin Valencia, who has been hospitalized since the June 10 shooting. During a 20-hour standoff, Lindsey shot and killed four children – two of whom were his own &ndash...
Showers, storms could bring heavy downpours & gusty winds

Showers, storms could bring heavy downpours & gusty winds

Few showers and storms this morning More showers and storms this afternoon/evening Strong storms possible Friday TODAY: More showers and storms are likely at times today. There will be breaks for some dry time, but periodically through the day we will have showers and storms move through, including the evening commute home.  “Heavy downpours and gusty winds will be our biggest...
WATCH: Thieves steal kiddie pool from family's backyard on Father's Day

WATCH: Thieves steal kiddie pool from family's backyard on Father's Day

A pair of thieves made off with a Nebraska family's inflatable kiddie pool on Father's Day – and the bizarre backyard incident was caught on camera. According to KETV, Brandon Turner of Omaha said he and his two children were at the zoo Sunday afternoon when he received an alert from his home security camera. He then watched live from his phone as two women drained and dragged the kids'...
Woman crashes after driving wrong-way on I-675 ramp in Miami Twp. 

Woman crashes after driving wrong-way on I-675 ramp in Miami Twp. 

A woman crashed her vehicle as she was driving the wrong way on the ramp from northbound I-675 to southbound I-75. Officials responded to the ramp in Miami Twp. around 12:25 a.m. on reports of a crash. Authorities say the area is a construction zone with only one lane, which could have been a contributing factor.. No other vehicles were involved. The woman did suffer injuries believed to be non-life...
Woman killed in Dayton double shooting identified; 1 arrested on murder charge

Woman killed in Dayton double shooting identified; 1 arrested on murder charge

The Montgomery County Coroner’s Office has identified the victim of a fatal shooting on East Norman Avenue as Barbara A. Goubeaux, 41, of Dayton.  A man arrested at the same address of a fatal double shooting in Dayton has been booked into jail on a preliminary charge of murder, jail records indicate.  Willie James Henry Jr., 43, was arrested at the same address on East Norman Avenue...
Semi drivers getting stuck at U.S. 127 road closure in Preble County

Semi drivers getting stuck at U.S. 127 road closure in Preble County

People living near a road construction project along U.S. 127 say drivers are ignoring road closed signs. There are dozens of signs along U.S. 127, including one in Eaton that gives a 4-mile warning of the road closure ahead. Shelly Rowland’s house is just behind some railroad tracks, where her family shares a quiet street with a half dozen other homes. There’s only one way in, and one...
WPAFB Thursday Weather: Summer showers, storms expected for afternoon 

WPAFB Thursday Weather: Summer showers, storms expected for afternoon 

WRIGHT PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE—With summer officially arriving this morning, some summer storms are expected as we head into the afternoon, according to Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell. Showers and storms will become more numerous toward evening with some locally heavy rain possible. On and off showers and storms will stick around Friday with a few strong storms possible. Highs...
17-year-old unarmed when shot 3 times by officer, police say

17-year-old unarmed when shot 3 times by officer, police say

A 17-year-old was shot and killed by police in East Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on Tuesday night after he allegedly ran away from a traffic stop on foot, authorities said. >> Read more trending news  The Allegheny County Medical Examiner's Officer identified the teenager as Antwon Rose of Rankin. He attended Woodland Hills High School last year. Update 5:30 p.m. ET:  The...

Opinion: Trump and the invasion of the West

“It is cruel. It is immoral. And it breaks my heart,” says former first lady Laura Bush of the Trump administration policy of “zero tolerance,” under which the children of illegal migrants are being detained apart from their parents. “We need to be … a country that governs with a heart,” says first lady Melania Trump. “No one likes this policy,&rdquo...
Man charged for cashing $7,500 in bad checks

Man charged for cashing $7,500 in bad checks

West Chester Twp. police arrested a 19-year-old Forest Park man after he allegedly cashed a $7,500 counterfeit check. Trevor Michael Bryant was arrested on one felony-five count of forgery June 12. Bryant allegedly deposited what he knew to be a counterfeit $7,500 check in his bank account and then withdrew the money, according Drew Reeder, a spokesperson for the township. Bryant is scheduled for...

Opinion: GOP moderates fold to Trumpism

WASHINGTON — “Moderate Republicans are the people who are there when you don’t need them.” It was one of former Rep. Barney Frank’s many devastating zingers, and it certainly applies to the fiasco unfolding in the House of Representatives on immigration. A headline last week on Roll Call’s website might have been channeling Frank, the acerbic Massachusetts Democrat...

Clearing space on a nearly full hard drive

Q: The hard drive on my wife’s computer is almost full, even though she uses it mostly for e-mail. While looking for things to delete, I noticed that the WindowsTemp folder contains 180 gigabytes of data. Can I delete all the files in that folder? Rick Bloom, Colorado Springs, Colo. A: The “Temp” in the folder name stands for temporary, so most of these files aren’t needed...
How the death of voicemail is changing the way we connect

How the death of voicemail is changing the way we connect

Don’t wait for the beep: Voicemail is going the way of the dinosaurs. Although phone-message technology advanced steadily from cassette recorders attached to landlines to services offered by phone companies to cloud-based message storage for mobile devices, it’s now running up against a changing American society that places increasing value on saving every possible moment of time. With...
Using Amazon’s Alexa for phone calls can come in handy in emergency

Using Amazon’s Alexa for phone calls can come in handy in emergency

My wife and I have a few Amazon Echo Dots in our home. We have them tied to our home automation system so we can control our lights or thermostat through Alexa’s voice control. Whenever I show off Alexa to a visitor, they almost always wonder how they would use such a virtual assistant. My parents now have two Echo Dots in their home, and they have quickly adapted to having Alexa turn on a few...
Customizable security system can recognize baby’s cries

Customizable security system can recognize baby’s cries

Honeywell had a great security camera in the Lyric C1 and they only made things better with the customized features in the new Lyric C2. New features include motion and sound detection along with new video features and a greatly improved lens. The C2 can detect specific sounds in up to four customizable zones including sounds such as a baby crying or some carbon monoxide and smoke alarms. You control...
Gifts for grads under $100

Gifts for grads under $100

Here are CNET’s picks for four tech gadgets that will make a welcome gift to grads at any of those levels that won’t set you back more than a C note. ——— Roku Streaming Stick Plus Product Review: https://www.cnet.com/products/roku-streaming-stick-plus/review/#ftag=CAD187281f CNET rating: 5 stars out of 5 (Spectacular) The good: The Roku Streaming Stick Plus delivers 4K...
Never heard of blockchain technology? Why you’ll hear more about it

Never heard of blockchain technology? Why you’ll hear more about it

Back before Detroit began to get its act together, the city’s property records were a mess. With thousands of parcels in the city vacant, abandoned, foreclosed and often subject to mortgage or title fraud, it could prove frustrating, if not impossible, to even discover who owned a property. A new technology called blockchain, best known as the underlying architecture for the digital currency...
Social media, athletic pressure drives surge in male eating disorders

Social media, athletic pressure drives surge in male eating disorders

About 10 million men in the United States will have an eating disorder at some point in their lives. Cyrus Webb was one of them. "I was 20 years old. I remember the time … feeling as though I was not happy, and I ended up trying to kill myself," Webb said. Webb had been self-conscious about his weight at the time, and was afraid he would lose a spot in his marching band. "I would...
Alert canceled: Missing endangered Butler County man found safe

Alert canceled: Missing endangered Butler County man found safe

A missing endangered alert has been canceled after a 78-year-old Fairfield man was found safe, according to a release from the Ohio Attorney General’s Office. A Missing Endangered Adult Alert has been issued for a 78-year-old Butler County man. John Scott was last seen driving from his Fairfield residence around 3:30 p.m. in his 1995 green Chevrolet S10, Ohio plate number AG28BG. Scott stands...
Delta limits emotional support animals, prohibits pit bulls as service or support animals

Delta limits emotional support animals, prohibits pit bulls as service or support animals

Delta Air Lines will limit each passenger to one emotional support animal and will prohibit pit bulls as service or support animals on flights, effective July 10. It’s a further tightening of the Atlanta-based airline’s policy on emotional support and service animals. Delta said the latest policy changes are due to “growing safety concerns” after two employees...
Case dismissed against pair accused in Dayton burglary, pistol-whipping

Case dismissed against pair accused in Dayton burglary, pistol-whipping

Criminal charges were dismissed Wednesday against a Dayton woman and her boyfriend accused of breaking into a man’s home and demanding money at gunpoint. A Montgomery County grand jury declined to indict Jake Abston, 30, and Sara Rhoades, 23, and their cases in Dayton Municipal Court were dismissed, online records show. They were arrested June 11 on suspicion of aggravated burglary following...
Airlines taking stand in immigration crisis, refusing to fly separated migrant children

Airlines taking stand in immigration crisis, refusing to fly separated migrant children

President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday afternoon to keep families together at the border amid national outrage and pressure from both political parties. >> Read more trending news  Trump officially reversed his argument that the office of the president has no authority to stop separations of undocumented immigrant families. Charlotte Douglas International Airport&rsquo...
Tennessee ‘has lost its Voice,’ Vols broadcasting legend John Ward passes away

Tennessee ‘has lost its Voice,’ Vols broadcasting legend John Ward passes away

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee lost a legend on Wednesday. The Vol Network issued a statement announcing the passing of Tennessee broadcasting giant John Ward.     Ward handled play-by-play duties for the University of Tennessee from 1965 through 1999, in addition to the Vols’ coaches shows in football and basketball. Ward was 87 years old.        ...
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