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Chicago Mercy Hospital shooting: What we know about the victims

Elwell: What we can learn from last week’s frustrating ice storm

With Thanksgiving week upon us, we must admit that one thing we should be thankful for is that we didn’t have last week’s ice storm at the same time this week. Can you even imagine the issues that could have caused as thousands of travelers hit the highways and airports to try to get to see family? After the ice storm ended, the National Weather Service in Wilmington released some data...


Local patients rush for surgery before end of year

Local patients rush for surgery before end of year

Surgery and medical appointments are filling up at local offices as patients who have met their deductibles rush to get treatment before the clock resets Jan. 1. Deductibles — what consumers pay before their insurance plan starts to pay — as well as other out-of-pocket medical expenses have grown, leading some patients to make calculated decisions on when to schedule elective and semi-elective...
Vote today on speed limits, truck route traffic changes in Austin area

Vote today on speed limits, truck route traffic changes in Austin area

A plan to increase safety on several area roads – including many in Austin Landing - is set to be considered tonight. Miamisburg City Council is scheduled to discuss a plan to lower speed limits and restrict large truck access. The changes were requested by Miami Twp. through the Austin Center Joint Economic Development District agreement. The proposal calls for lowering the speed limit on the...
Survey: 60 percent of ABX Air pilots want to fly for someone else

Survey: 60 percent of ABX Air pilots want to fly for someone else

A union has released a survey saying that more than half of surveyed pilots flying for two air freight carriers, including Wilmington-based Air Transport Services Group, are looking for work elsewhere. A Teamsters local released the survey findings in Thanksgiving week, just as the Christmas shopping season begins in earnest. “More than 60 percent of pilots at carriers owned by Atlas Air Worldwide...
Dayton wants to give City Hall a makeover

Dayton wants to give City Hall a makeover

The city of Dayton is looking for firms to remodel the 110-year-old City Hall. The facility at 101 W. Third St., which originally opened as a YMCA in 1908, is home to about 200 employees, or about 10 percent of the city’s workforce. The remodeling project is expected to take place in phases over several years. City Hall, which the city acquired around 1940, consists of a six-story structure...
Full-time deputies considered to beef up Miami County building entrances

Full-time deputies considered to beef up Miami County building entrances

A committee formed by Miami County commissioners more than a year ago to make security recommendations for the county Safety Building and historic Courthouse has proposed using full-time deputies to staff screening locations at one public entrance at each building. The recommendations were part of a report by the committee that included Sheriff Dave Duchak, Commissioner Greg Simmons, Municipal Court...
JUST IN: New & independently owned restaurant coming soon to Salem Avenue

JUST IN: New & independently owned restaurant coming soon to Salem Avenue

A new and independently owned restaurant called T-Bird's Kitchen is gearing up to open on Salem Avenue northwest of Dayton. “Everything is pretty much in place and ready to go,” T-Bird’s founder LaCory Adams of Kettering told this news outlet today. If late preparations fall into place as planned, the new restaurant at 3736 Salem Ave. in Harrison Twp. could open as early as next...
Yellow Springs filmmaker receives prestigious international award

Yellow Springs filmmaker receives prestigious international award

Julia Reichert, a Yellow Springs filmmaker and three-time Oscar nominee, will be awarded the International Documentary Association’s Career Achievement Award for 2018 in Los Angeles next month. The award is dedicated to building and serving documentary filmmaking around the world and to supporting a thriving documentary culture, according to a news release. Past recipients of the award include...
Michigan sweeps Mid-East Cross Country Championships

Michigan sweeps Mid-East Cross Country Championships

Michigan swept all three team races of the 32nd annual Mid-East Cross Country Championships at the Kettering Indian Riffle Park on Saturday. Michigan won the girls team title (35 points), then the boys (32) and also captured the combed team title (67). The 5K (3.1-mile) event annually draws the top senior cross country runners from Ohio and neighboring states. This year there were 12-member girls...
Bengals coach Marvin Lewis: Receivers must fight through physical play

Bengals coach Marvin Lewis: Receivers must fight through physical play

Cincinnati Bengals coach Marvin Lewis said Monday he is going to start asking the league questions about why defensive backs are grabbing hold of his receivers without penalty. It’s an issue media has been asking Bengals coaches about all season, but some no-calls potentially changed the outcome of Sunday’s 24-21 loss at Baltimore. Bengals fans on social media were calling defensive pass...
Cincinnati Reds: Manager David Bell adds two coaches to his staff

Cincinnati Reds: Manager David Bell adds two coaches to his staff

The Cincinnati Reds added to their coaching staff on Monday with the additions of J.R. House (third base/catching coach) and Donnie Ecker (assistant hiting coach). House and Ecker are the third and fourth members of new manager David Bell’s major league staff. Previously, Bell tapped pitching coach Derek Johnson and hitting coach Turner Ward. House, 39, spent the last seven seasons in the Arizona...
Ohio State football: Buckeyes hoping to be close to healthiest for Michigan

Ohio State football: Buckeyes hoping to be close to healthiest for Michigan

Urban Meyer started Ohio State-Michigan with some good news: The Buckeyes should be healthy for the visit from the Wolverines.  He expects running back Mike Weber, who missed Ohio State’s win at Maryland with a quad bruise on Saturday, to be available this week.  Left tackle Thayer Munford, who was injured during the Maryland game, is “probable” with a leg injury, and reserve...
Dayton Foodbank ranked No. 2 in the nation

Dayton Foodbank ranked No. 2 in the nation

The Foodbank, based in Dayton, has been named the number two food bank in the nation, coming in just behind top-ranked Food Bank of Siouxland in Iowa, according to a new report. Charity Navigator rated American food banks and related entities. The group considered many aspects for the ratings, including the food banks’ IRS forms, financial health and the organization’s website. The data...
Bengals Report Card: Grading Sunday’s loss to the Baltimore Ravens

Bengals Report Card: Grading Sunday’s loss to the Baltimore Ravens

A week wasn’t enough for Marvin Lewis to completely turn around the defense, but the Cincinnati Bengals at least saw a little improvement in a 24-21 loss at Baltimore on Sunday. They didn’t give up 500 yards and 50 points, so that’s a start, right? Just not enough to avoid a loss in an important AFC North game. »RELATED: Rookie QB sends Bengals to fourth loss in five games...
Miami football hopes to send senior class out on winning note

Miami football hopes to send senior class out on winning note

Chuck Martin remembers well the first Mid-American Conference win of his Miami coaching career, a 42-41 edging of Massachusetts in 2014 that snapped a 13-game conference losing streak and overall 21-game skid. “It was like Mardi Gras around here,” said Martin, who at the time was in his first season with the RedHawks. »RELATED: What you need to know about Tuesday night’s game...
Boston Stoker now serving breakfast sandwiches at all of its coffee shops

Boston Stoker now serving breakfast sandwiches at all of its coffee shops

Dayton-area coffee shop retailer and coffee roaster Boston Stoker is now offering breakfast sandwiches at all of its locations, effective today, Nov. 19, the company announced this morning. “We’ve been working on this concept for awhile because we wanted to make sure we could make the best sandwich possible,” Henry Dean, president of Boston Stoker, said in a release. “Through...
Raiders all business at Cancun Challenge: ‘It’s not like it’s a vacation’

Raiders all business at Cancun Challenge: ‘It’s not like it’s a vacation’

Before coming to Wright State, coach Scott Nagy took South Dakota State to the Cancun Challenge in 2015, and current Raiders point guard Cole Gentry, who played for Nagy then, also made the trip. But while going to a sunny locale with an ocean nearby is a perk for the program, don’t expect either of them to be tour guides for the rest of the team this week. They plan to have a single-minded...
BEHIND THE SCENES: How Dorothy Lane Market preps for Thanksgiving

BEHIND THE SCENES: How Dorothy Lane Market preps for Thanksgiving

Dorothy Lane Market — with stores in Springboro, Oakwood and Washington Twp. — puts hundreds of manhours into preparing and selling more than 5,000 turkeys, 2,000 pumpkin pies, 6,000 pounds of green beans and more for Thanksgiving. Last week, the Dayton Daily News was given a tour of the operations behind Dorothy Lane’s preparation for Thanksgiving sales, which began well before...
Wright State vs. Penn State: What to know about Tuesday’s game in Mexico

Wright State vs. Penn State: What to know about Tuesday’s game in Mexico

Who: Wright State (3-1) vs. Penn State (2-1) When: 8:30 p.m. Tuesday TV: CBS Sports Network Radio: 106.5-FM Series: Penn State leads 1-0 Coaches: Scott Nagy is 48-23 in his third year at Wright State and 458-263 in 24 years overall. Patrick Chambers is 115-123 in his eighth year at Penn State and 157-151 overall. Mark Hughes, 6-4, Sr., G, 9.0 Cole Gentry, 5-10, Jr., G, 14.8 Loudon Love, 6-9, So.,...
Dayton Flyers an underdog in loaded Battle 4 Atlantis field

Dayton Flyers an underdog in loaded Battle 4 Atlantis field

Josh Cunningham wouldn’t bite. Given the opportunity to talk about the beach and the pools and 80-degree temperatures the Dayton Flyers will see this week in the Bahamas, he gave the quote repeated over the years by numerous Flyers. “It’s not a vacation,” Cunningham said Saturday after a 90-81 victory over Purdue Fort Wayne at UD Arena. “It’s a business trip. We&rsquo...
Dayton seeks change for more than 300 acres at airport in Miami Twp.

Dayton seeks change for more than 300 acres at airport in Miami Twp.

The city of Dayton wants to rezone more than 300 acres at Dayton-Wright Brothers Airport. The land includes six parcels totaling about 321 acres at the general aviation facility on Springboro Pike in Miami Twp., records show. The request by the city would include most of the airport land, which is more than 520 acres. It aims to change the zoning from “airport district” to planned mixed...
Racing or racking up deals, Larry Connor grows business

Racing or racking up deals, Larry Connor grows business

Larry Connor doesn’t sit still for very long. As you’re reading this, the managing partner of Miami Twp.-based Connor Group is competing in the Baja 1000, a four-day off-road race in the Mexican desert. And the company he leads marked its largest transactional day recently with the closing of four new acquisitions and 10 financings totaling $618 million — a record. The transactions...
Trial date changed for Dayton woman in deadly high-speed police chase

Trial date changed for Dayton woman in deadly high-speed police chase

A trial initially set to start today for a Dayton woman accused of a theft that prompted a deadly high-speed police chase has been rescheduled. The trial of Alyssa Irwin-DeBraux has been pushed back to Jan. 15, 2019, court records show. Irwin-DeBraux, 18, was indicted on grand theft after the Sept. 11 fatal collision in Miami Twp. involving Moraine officer Matt Barrie and local Realtor Mary Taulbee...
Dayton Beer Company scores national shout-out at barrel-aged beer competition

Dayton Beer Company scores national shout-out at barrel-aged beer competition

Dayton Beer Company founder Peter Hilgeman calls it “quite possibly the most competitive beer competition we enter.” And his brewery’s beer passed the test.   DBC captured a bronze medal for its barrel-aged Lost Tunnel Deep Sea Diving Sea Salt Stout at the 2018 Festival of Wood & Barrel-Aged Beer’s National Barrel Aged Beer Competition held over the weekend...
7 Hallmark-worthy holiday activities to do in Ohio

7 Hallmark-worthy holiday activities to do in Ohio

You don’t have to leave home to pretend you live in one of those picturesque Hallmark holiday movie towns. As December nears, plan out your perfect holiday season with light displays, horse-drawn carriage rides and lantern tours. Here are seven activities in Ohio that will put you in the holiday spirit: The historic Clifton mill, built in 1802 and still working, will open its Legendary Lights...
David’s Bridal files for bankruptcy: How it will impact brides

David’s Bridal files for bankruptcy: How it will impact brides

David’s Bridal has voluntarily filed for bankruptcy under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code in the District of Delaware.  The bridal retailer announced last week it reached an agreement with its senior noteholders and equity holders on the terms of a restructuring support agreement that will reduce the company’s debt by more than $400 million. The company said...
Want Pappy Van Winkle? Here’s how to get a bottle from Kroger

Want Pappy Van Winkle? Here’s how to get a bottle from Kroger

If you want to get your hands on a highly coveted bottle of Pappy Van Winkle bourbon, this week might be your chance. Kroger stores in Kentucky are offering customers the chance to purchase their own bottle of Pappy Van Winkle at Louisville Division Kentucky Kroger Wine & Spirit Shops on Friday. There are 47 shops in the state. Entries will only be accepted for raffle on Friday from 4 p.m. to...
Expect dense traffic but low gas prices for Thanksgiving weekend

Expect dense traffic but low gas prices for Thanksgiving weekend

The number of Ohioans traveling for Thanksgiving this week will increase for the 10th year in a row as it’s estimated more than 2.2 million from the Buckeye State will hit the road over the next few days. In total more than 54 million Americans are expected to travel more than 50 miles for the holiday, marking a 4.8 percent increase from last fall, according to AAA. That rise means the holiday...
A planned $1M demolition is the latest move to boost Kettering Business Park

A planned $1M demolition is the latest move to boost Kettering Business Park

A coming demolition of one of the last pieces of Kettering Business Park’s military history is part of an effort to attract new businesses to the area. The city will spend $1 million to take down a vacant 200,000-square-foot warehouse in early 2019. The 165-acre, 70-year-old facility was known as the Gentile Air Force Station before it became the Kettering Business Park in the late 1990s. City...
Coffee shop, new event center all part of growing Belmont neighborhood

Coffee shop, new event center all part of growing Belmont neighborhood

Dayton’s Belmont neighborhood is growing the number of businesses with lifestyle offerings that complement the family-owned shops already there, residents and business owners say.  The latest announced move is that of Press, the coffee bar that plans to open a second location at 732 Watervliet Ave. Press opened its first location at 257 Wayne Ave. in the Oregon District in 2011. It will...
Dayton police investigating use of force during July arrest

Dayton police investigating use of force during July arrest

A Dayton police internal investigation is underway into a July incident during which a suspect was Tased inside a police cruiser and later struck at least two dozen times by four officers, cruiser cam video shows. The suspect, 27-year-old Devin L. Washington, was being detained on July 12 in the back of a cruiser as officers searched a car Washington had been operating on Harriet Street. Washington...
Springboro budgets to save $700K on debt payments

Springboro budgets to save $700K on debt payments

The Springboro City Council has passed its 2019 budget and a five-year capital investment plan this month, setting the stage for the city government to save $700,000 in interest payments in coming years, according to staff projections. The city decided to go ahead and pay off long-term debts over the next four years on its water and sewer plants and work done on the golf course clubhouse, avoiding...
Football playoffs: State semifinals a first for Fort Loramie

Football playoffs: State semifinals a first for Fort Loramie

Two area high school football playoff dynasties have been extended into this week’s state semifinals in Alter and Marion Local. Joining those established powers is a relative newcomer, Fort Loramie. All posted Week 13 regional final wins this past weekend. Alter defeated Wapakoneta 21-7 at Piqua and Marion Local had a rematch answer for Coldwater, 40-19 at Sidney. Both those games were on Friday...
Rookie quarterback sends Bengals to fourth loss in five games

Rookie quarterback sends Bengals to fourth loss in five games

Rookie quarterback Lamar Jackson juked and sprinted for 117 yards in his first NFL start, Gus Edwards ran for 115 and the Baltimore Ravens ground out a 24-21 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday to end a three-game losing streak. Flashing the moves that enabled him to win the 2016 Heisman Trophy at Louisville, Jackson zipped in and out of the pocket for 27 carries. Though the Ravens (5-5)...
Local city to stop parking meter fines during holidays

Local city to stop parking meter fines during holidays

A moratorium on fines for time-limited parking spaces in the downtown Troy historic district will be in effect during the holiday season and through the end of January. The moratorium went into effect Nov. 15, just days after it was discussed by city administrators with a city council committee. During the moratorium, discussions and study will continue in the search the best solution for downtown...
Football playoffs: Sites, matchups announced for state semifinals

Football playoffs: Sites, matchups announced for state semifinals

Home team listed first. Pairings include AP state rank and record. Powell Olentangy Liberty (9-4) vs. 9 Lakewood St. Edward (9-3) at Mansfield Arlin Stadium 8 Pickerington Central (11-2) vs. 1 Cin. Colerain (13-0) at Piqua Alexander Stadium 6 Cin. Winton Woods (12-1) vs. 3 Massillon Washington (13-0) at Gahanna Lincoln Wilbur C. Strait Field 1 Akron Archbishop Hoban (13-0) vs. 8 Avon (12-1) at Brunswick...
Alter, Marion Local, Fort Loramie advance to football state semifinals

Alter, Marion Local, Fort Loramie advance to football state semifinals

Alter, Marion Local and Fort Loramie all won Week 13 regional finals and advanced to this week’s high school football state semifinals. D-III: Alter (12-1) vs. Norwalk (10-3), at Wapakoneta Harmon Field, 7 p.m. Friday. D-VI: Marion Local (12-1) vs. Attica Seneca East (12-1), at Lima Spartan Stadium, 7 p.m. Friday. D-VII: Fort Loramie (12-1) vs. McComb (12-1), at Wapakoneta Harmon Field, 7 p...
Montgomery County court adds cutting-edge technology

Montgomery County court adds cutting-edge technology

Montgomery County has added to its online “technological arsenal” to answer the public’s questions about the county’s court day or night. The innovation, an automated virtual assistant and chatbot, will answer many of the most frequently asked questions received by the Montgomery County Clerk of Courts Office by email and phone. “I truly believe this tool can be used...
Local fire departments hiring more full-time firefighters

Local fire departments hiring more full-time firefighters

Kettering is the latest local community to seek more full-time firefighters, which will cost the city more but is necessary because of an industry-wide decrease in available part-timers. The city is targeting six new full-time firefighter positions and converting one existing position to flex captain. The estimated staffing budgetary increase is more than $800,000. The entry salary is $65,686, with...
Dayton captures Atlantic 10 volleyball tournament title for 12th time

Dayton captures Atlantic 10 volleyball tournament title for 12th time

The Dayton Flyers won the Atlantic 10 Conference volleyball tournament championship Sunday, beating Virginia Commonwealth 18-25, 25-15, 19-25, 25-16 and 15-12 at the Siegel Center in Richmond, Va. Dayton (23-7) avenged a loss to VCU in the 2017 championship game and two losses this season to VCU in the regular season. Dayton won its 12th championship and fourth in the last five years. The Flyers will...
West Carrollton wants land near I-75 for proposed entertainment district

West Carrollton wants land near I-75 for proposed entertainment district

West Carrollton plans to buy more land near Interstate 75 and the Great Miami River for nearly $500,000, expanding its control and development options for an approved entertainment district. The city is looking to buy two small pieces of riverfront property, giving it about five contiguous acres near I-75’s Exit 47 on the Great Miami River. It has nearly 14 more acres across the street, where...
Local tax bills vary as much as $3K for similar households depending on where you live

Local tax bills vary as much as $3K for similar households depending on where you live

A weeklong beach vacation … a year’s worth of car payments … almost a year of community college tuition — at its extreme, that’s the difference local tax burden can make from one community to another in the Dayton area. Local tax bills can vary as much as $3,000 per year for similar middle-class households, significantly affecting family finances, according to a Dayton...

High School Football: State playoffs scoreboard

Region 13 — Girard 43, Hubbard 18 Region 14 — St. Marys Memorial 38, Bellville Clear Fork 7 Region 15 — Newark Licking Valley 30, St. Clairsville 0 Region 16 — Cin. Wyoming 28, London 0 Region 17 — Orrville 43, Akron Manchester 19 Region 18 — Genoa Area vs. Liberty Center Region 19 — Johnstown-Monroe 45, Byesville Meadowbrook 14 Region 20 — Wheelersburg...
Middletown Schools’ first on-campus clinic now open to all students

Middletown Schools’ first on-campus clinic now open to all students

Middletown Schools opened the first, on-campus medical clinic in its history Monday and school officials said healthier students will help improve student learning. The 4,200-square-foot Primary Health Solutions health center — located on the backside of the recently renovated Middletown High School — will provide medical, dental, vision and behavioral care to all students in the Butler...
Yes, you can make turkey stuffing out of White Castle burgers. Here’s how.

Yes, you can make turkey stuffing out of White Castle burgers. Here’s how.

Yes, you read that right. Sounds crazy, doesn’t it? Well, according to food writer Mark Fisher’s tips and tricks for surviving Thanksgiving, it’s a pretty legit offbeat stuffing recipe. Oh, and it’s simple, too. Here’s how it’s done, according to White Castle: - 10 White Castle sliders, (no pickles) from either a restaurant or from the grocer’s frozen-foods...
Reports: Occupants flee after crash on Cornell Drive in Dayton

Reports: Occupants flee after crash on Cornell Drive in Dayton

Police are looking for at least one person who fled from the scene of a crash near the intersection of Wesleyan Road and Cornell Drive in Dayton, according to initial reports.  The crash involved at least two vehicles and was first reported around 8:10 a.m. Tuesday. At least two people ran from one of the vehicles involved, but one was taken into custody a short time later, according to police...
Police say 6-year-old kills baby brother with seatbelt, father charged with abandonment

Police say 6-year-old kills baby brother with seatbelt, father charged with abandonment

A Houston-area father is charged with child abandonment after police said he left his children alone in a car for more than an hour as he shopped. Police said Adrian Dreshuan Middleton was in the store for an hour and a half before he came out to the car. His daughter was crying in the back seat. She told police that she and her brother were playing, but she was angry that he didn’t stop crying...
Man attacks wife for taking too long to get ready for church, police say

Man attacks wife for taking too long to get ready for church, police say

A Tennessee woman was attacked by her husband because she “took too long” getting ready for church, according to a police affidavit. Kevin Pugues, 25, is accused of hitting and strangling his wife at their home on Durango Road in Memphis on Saturday afternoon, the affidavit said. The victim reportedly told police that the pair got into a verbal argument around 2 p.m. Saturday...
Fort Hamilton Hospital adding community physicians, expanding services

Fort Hamilton Hospital adding community physicians, expanding services

Fort Hamilton Hospital is targeting aggressive new growth by adding a slew of physicians in the community and expanding medical services. The hospital is going through “a major expansion” when it comes to recruiting and hiring primary care providers, according to Fort Hamilton Hospital President Ron Connovich, who started in the role last month. “Over the next 12 to 18 months you...
GBI: Nearly 20% of those killed by cops test positive for meth

GBI: Nearly 20% of those killed by cops test positive for meth

Handcuffs couldn’t stop Jesse Thedford. From the back of a patrol car, the 32-year-old was able to slide behind the wheel of a Carroll County deputy’s car, according to police.  Ignoring commands to stop, Thedford instead drove toward deputies — the same ones who had arrested him after finding methamphetamine in his pocket. One deputy fired a shot, striking and killing Thedford...
White House turkey pardon: Trump to name National Thanksgiving Turkey in annual ceremony

White House turkey pardon: Trump to name National Thanksgiving Turkey in annual ceremony

It's that time again. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump will host the annual presidential turkey pardoning ceremony Tuesday afternoon in the White House Rose Garden, where one lucky bird will be named the National Thanksgiving Turkey.  The pardoning, set for 1:05 p.m. EST, has been an annual tradition since 1989, but Thanksgiving turkeys have been presented to presidents for...
Woman says $9,000 missing after drive-thru deposit at Georgia bank

Woman says $9,000 missing after drive-thru deposit at Georgia bank

A DeKalb County woman said her mega bank made a mega mistake and now nearly $9,000 of her money is missing. Roslyn Baitney said her money went through the tube at Wells Fargo and then disappeared. She blames the bank for what happened next. Baitney said 10 days ago she put $8,754 into the drive-thru tube to deposit with a teller at the bank on Flat Shoals Parkway.  Baitney said the teller told...
Deputies search for suspect in convenience store armed robbery in Darke County

Deputies search for suspect in convenience store armed robbery in Darke County

Deputies are looking for the person who robbed a convenience store at gunpoint in New Madison Monday. Two employees of the New Madison Mini Mart told deputies that someone with a firearm entered the store and demanded money, according to a press release from the Darke County Sheriff’s Office. Crews responded to the store located at 406 S. Main St. at 10 p.m. The suspect fled on foot with an...
Shopping Black Friday? Here’s what to know about weather forecast

Shopping Black Friday? Here’s what to know about weather forecast

Shopping this holiday weekend? This year, Black Friday should be dry, but our next storm system will arrive early Saturday, Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini said.  Black Friday: Early morning shoppers will deal with the coldest temperatures. Most will start in the upper 20s, but it will be dry.  In the afternoon, you will still need your jacket, but temperatures will rise to...
Long-closed Dayton club re-emerging for a night this weekend

Long-closed Dayton club re-emerging for a night this weekend

The DJ boat booth, heavy duty shark cage used for dancing and nude mannequins were moved out long ago. The building it once inhabited now provides shelter for homeless teenagers, but the spirit of that Asylum Nightclub lives on, Matt Freeman says. Freeman, a longtime DJ at the alternative music dance club, will host the 2018 installment of the annual  Asylum Reunion from 9 p.m. to...
Girl severely burned by food after fall in school cafeteria, lawsuit claims

Girl severely burned by food after fall in school cafeteria, lawsuit claims

A kindergarten student was burned so badly by food at a Tennessee school that she had to be treated at a local hospital, according to a lawsuit filed in Shelby County. The lawsuit, which is filed on behalf of the girl by her mother, names Shelby County Schools as the defendant. The alleged incident happened on Oct. 23 at Double Tree Elementary School in Memphis. The child was getting lunch &ndash...
Crews respond to attempted break-in at Trotwood cell phone store

Crews respond to attempted break-in at Trotwood cell phone store

An alarm at a cell phone store alerted crews to an attempted break-in in Trotwood Tuesday. Crews responded to the Boost Mobile located at 5278 Salem Ave. at 3 a.m., according to dispatch records. It didn’t appear anyone gained entrance to the store, according to dispatch logs.  Crews worked to repair damaged glass at the store. It’s not known if any arrests were made. We will update...
Chicago Mercy Hospital Shooting: 4 dead, including police officer, gunman

Chicago Mercy Hospital Shooting: 4 dead, including police officer, gunman

A Chicago police officer and two hospital employees, including an emergency room doctor, were killed Monday afternoon when a gunman opened fire at Mercy Hospital & Medical Center on the city’s South Side, authorities said. >> Read more trending news  The gunman was found dead after officers responded to the scene just before 3:30 p.m. CST. It wasn’t immediately clear whether...
Chicago Mercy Hospital shooting: What we know about the victims

Chicago Mercy Hospital shooting: What we know about the victims

A Chicago police officer, emergency room doctor and pharmacy technician were killed Monday afternoon when a gunman opened fire at Mercy Hospital & Medical Center on the city’s South Side, authorities said. The gunman also was found dead, although it wasn’t immediately clear how he died, Chicago police said late Monday. Here's what we know about the victims: Dr. Tamara O'Neal, 38,...
Light snow, rain showers possible through afternoon; chilly temps continue

Light snow, rain showers possible through afternoon; chilly temps continue

Light rain or snow shower/flurry into the afternoon Light to no accumulation Turning colder for Thanksgiving  TODAY: It’ll be a mostly cloudy and chilly day with highs only reaching in the upper 30s today, Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini said. A stray rain or snow shower could linger into the afternoon before drying out for the rest of the day. Clouds will break into the...
Security guard faces arraignment in fatal shooting outside Dayton bar 

Security guard faces arraignment in fatal shooting outside Dayton bar 

A 49-year-old security guard is scheduled to be arraigned today after he allegedly shot and killed a man outside Ashwood Lounge earlier this month. Steven Coleman was indicted last week on multiple charges including murder, felonious assault, tampering with evidence, and several weapons-related charges in the fatal shooting of Robert Lee Burdette during a Nov. 7 altercation outside the bar at 3500...
Officials: Cause of fire at Innomark Communications in Fairfield under investigation

Officials: Cause of fire at Innomark Communications in Fairfield under investigation

UPDATE @ 4 a.m: Fire investigators are working to learn what caused skids of cardboards to catch fire inside the Innomark Communications building Tuesday morning, per our media partners at WCPO-TV. According to Fairfield fire officials, multiple agencies were called to the 400 block of Distribution Drive on a working fire with visible smoke and flames around 1:20 a.m. The cardboard on fire inside...
We celebrate Thanksgiving because of this proclamation from Abraham Lincoln

We celebrate Thanksgiving because of this proclamation from Abraham Lincoln

WASHINGTON — The year that is drawing to its close has been filled with the curse of parched fields and charred skies. To these torments, which are so constantly suffered, others have been added: hurricanes, harassment, gun violence. In 2018, misfortune can't help but harden the hearts of even the most steadfast believers. Many Americans will seek sustenance in Thanksgiving, a day "set...
Shelby County deputy strikes deer with cruiser

Shelby County deputy strikes deer with cruiser

A Shelby County Sheriff’s deputy reported early today he struck a deer with his cruiser. The crash was reported around 12:40 a.m. to the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office dispatch, which confirmed the deputy was not hurt. The deputy reported that he would have to put the deer down. A community member already on a list was contacted, a dispatcher said. That person is expected to field dress...
WPAFB Tuesday Weather: Cool & breezy day with possible early snow showers

WPAFB Tuesday Weather: Cool & breezy day with possible early snow showers

Tuesday will start cloudy and cold with temperatures rising through the 30s, according to Storm Center 7 Meteorologist McCall Vrydaghs. A few passing flurries or snow showers are possible early with little to no accumulation expected. Clouds will break later in the afternoon, but it will be a chilly day. Highs expected around the upper 30s, but will feel cooler with a light breeze in place. Wind chills...

Opinion: Is President Trump racist? He doesn’t mind sounding like one

To those who complain that I never seem to have anything positive to say about President Donald Trump, now hear this: I appreciate his lack of ability to hide his sexism and racism, among other odious -isms. Or maybe it’s simply a lack of interest. I try to use the S-word and the R-word sparingly. The words spark so many different reactions that the result often sheds more heat than light. But...

Opinion: The fruits of college indoctrination

Much of today’s incivility and contempt for personal liberty has its roots on college campuses, and most of the uncivil and contemptuous are people with college backgrounds. Let’s look at a few highly publicized recent examples of incivility and attacks on free speech. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and his wife, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, were accosted and harassed...
How to make seasonal, sippable mulled beverages at home

How to make seasonal, sippable mulled beverages at home

Forget the Pumpkin Spice Latte (or PSL, or Pretty Sad Latte). The real seasonal spiced drinks we should be celebrating this time of year are mulled beverages. Who better to turn to for some seasonal cheer and advice than Paul Taylor? He’s the head of bar concepts for Drink Company, the D.C. outfit that puts on the massively popular, line-out-the-door Miracle on 7th Street holiday bonanza at...
Don’t let ‘pie-dough-phobia’ keep you from making this slab pie

Don’t let ‘pie-dough-phobia’ keep you from making this slab pie

Throughout my cookbook-author travels, I have witnessed “doughphobia” - the dread and worry over making pie dough that afflicts what seems to be a significant percentage of home cooks. Here’s my advice: Don’t let it keep you from offering up a crowd-pleasing slab pie at your next get-together. A slab pie can be made in a rimmed baking sheet with inch-high sides. For the accompanying...
Pare down ingredient list without sacrificing bold flavor of kimchi

Pare down ingredient list without sacrificing bold flavor of kimchi

Jarred kimchi - available in the refrigerated sections of most large grocery stores - might be the ultimate healthful convenience food. It instantly adds a kick of tangy, pungent, spicy flavor, as well as nutrition: Because it is a fermented food, it’s a source of gut-friendly probiotics - bacteria that are not only good for digestive health but also help the immune system in general. Flavorwise...
Spice up your food with your own custom spice blend

Spice up your food with your own custom spice blend

You’ve probably got an assortment of orphan jars in your pantry. The time has come to put them to good use and have a little fun in the process. In addition to that thrifty advantage of repurposing what you already have, custom spice blends are just that - custom. You can make them exactly the way you want, depending on what you like or what they’re destined for. Plus, your blend will...

Opinion: Stan Lee’s work a reflection of his times

Stan Lee, the reinventor of the comic book, died Nov. 12 at the ripe old age of 95. Comic books get a bad rap, although not nearly as bad as they used to. There was a time when comic books were the cause of an all-out moral panic. After the release of psychiatrist Fred Wertham’s book “The Seduction of the Innocent,” the Senate held hearings to grapple with the alleged moral rot of...
Char is a trending flavor enhancer at restaurants – here’s how to do it

Char is a trending flavor enhancer at restaurants – here’s how to do it

Jeremiah Langhorne bends over a small coal bed in front of the log-stacked firebox in the kitchen at the Dabney restaurant. As he fans them, the coals redden and shoot out sparks. The 1,000-degree heat from deep within the firebox lashes out with angry blasts, but the chef’s glasses don’t fog, and his bearded face betrays only a light misting of sweat. He reaches in, barehanded, to spread...
Savory chicken dish only takes a few minutes to prepare

Savory chicken dish only takes a few minutes to prepare

Roasted chicken flavored with sage and vermouth accompanied by zucchini and tomato rice is a super-speed supper. This recipe calls for buying a roasted chicken breast and adding a sage and flour coating. It only takes 2 minutes to warm through. The vermouth sauce is another quick touch, adding flavor without fuss. Boneless, skinless roasted chicken breasts come ready packaged and can be found in the...
Clark County Pet of the Week

Clark County Pet of the Week

We have a very special Pet of the Week this week. Bernie came to us when her owner suddenly passed. Unfortunately all of her family lives out of state and isn’t able to take her. Bernie is a 7-year-old Burmese mix. She weighs in right now at about 80 pounds and is on a diet, but making progress. Bernie has been very friendly at the shelter, dog friendly, loves people and is learning to love...
Champaign County Pet of the Week

Champaign County Pet of the Week

Evelyn is a 5-year-old female Calico domestic short-haired cat. She has been at the shelter for almost three years now and is our adventurer. Evelyn enjoys hanging out in the laundry room. She has a unique voice, too. Evelyn is a good girl and gets along with the other cats. She has been spayed, is up to date on vaccinations and has tested negative for heartworm. Come visit Evelyn at the Paws Animal...
Woman dies at hospital, family claims she was disposed of like ‘garbage’

Woman dies at hospital, family claims she was disposed of like ‘garbage’

After a woman died inside a Memphis hospital, her family is claiming the way she was buried was unethical.  >> Read more trending news  The woman’s sister just found out Friday that she was buried last month – without the family’s permission.  Eartha Duncan said her family’s only wish for the holidays is to give her sister – Rowena Burton, 63 &ndash...
Madison chooses to forgo legal action after regional football defeat

Madison chooses to forgo legal action after regional football defeat

MADISON TWP. — Madison High School’s football season is over. That was the reluctant message from Madison superintendent Lisa Tuttle-Huff on Monday after the school district scrapped its plans to pursue legal action in the wake of Saturday’s Division V, Region 20 playoff loss to defending state champion Wheelersburg at Hilliard Darby. The issue in question involved a man on the Madison...
Multiple-vehicle accident on I-75 South in Dayton slows traffic

Multiple-vehicle accident on I-75 South in Dayton slows traffic

UPDATE @ 11:04 p.m.: All lanes of I-75 South in Dayton are open again. The southbound lanes were closed briefly, about 10 minutes or so, to allow tow trucks to remove vehicles involved in the crash. A multiple-vehicle accident on I-75 South in Dayton, at the Edwin C. Moses Boulevard overpass, is slowing traffic. No one was injured in the accident reported just before 10:30 p.m., police tell us. As...
Greene Co. Public Health campaign: Buckle Up – Every Trip. Every Time.

Greene Co. Public Health campaign: Buckle Up – Every Trip. Every Time.

Greene County Public Health wants to remind people traveling for the Thanksgiving holiday to wear a seat belt. The Greene County Safe Communities Coalition partnered with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to raise awareness for their ‘Buckle Up--Every Trip. Every Time.’ campaign, according to a release. “We want everyone getting to their Thanksgiving destination...
Detective: Fugitive youth soccer coach uses Uber, eats at Panera in Tennessee

Detective: Fugitive youth soccer coach uses Uber, eats at Panera in Tennessee

Fugitive youth soccer coach Justin K. Smith has been seen in two Tennessee cities, using Uber to get around and eating at popular restaurants, a Montgomery County Sheriff’s detective said. Smith, 41, of Germantown, is the subject of a nationwide search after he fled his sexual assault trial involving a 14-year-old girl he coached. He was absent two days later when a jury on Nov. 2 convicted...
Boy, 11, slips through airport security, nearly boards plane without ticket

Boy, 11, slips through airport security, nearly boards plane without ticket

The Transportation Security Administration has confirmed that an 11-year-old boy got through a security checkpoint at Atlanta’s airport without having a boarding pass or ticket. >> Read more trending news  The child went through the main security checkpoint at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport and was screened, according to WSB-TV.  Officials said the boy then tried...
Miamisburg mother speaks out about car speeding by stopped school bus

Miamisburg mother speaks out about car speeding by stopped school bus

A Miamisburg mother spoke out after she saw someone speed past a stopped school bus. News Center 7’s Sean Cudahy was in Miamisburg with the mother and just how angry she was. Joanna Bentley says she thought it was common sense to stop at a bus sign, but it happened Monday morning while her kindergartner was boarding the bus. “The bus stopped, and a car totally blew right through the bus...
Dayton Metro Library receives grant for new flags

Dayton Metro Library receives grant for new flags

The Dayton Metro Library has received a grant for new American flags and flagpoles, according to a release. The donation was given by the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR). “These flags will stand in each of our Branch Library community rooms as a statement of American heritage and history,” said Tim Kambitsch, executive director of the library. DAR grants are...
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