41 amazing photos that show Dayton's biggest changes and events from the air

For me, one of the appeals of flying small airplanes and helicopters is the view it affords the pilot. After I learned to fly, I was struck by how the aerial view shrinks your world. My first flight over my hometown in Wayne County, Ohio really reiterated the smallness of Doylestown with its little water tower and two traffic lights. From the air, acres of concrete in the cities, acres of crops and...


Pike County murders: No arrests today despite ‘very active’ investigation

Pike County murders: No arrests today despite ‘very active’ investigation

No arrests have been made in the grisly deaths of eight members of a Pike County family, but Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine’s spokesman said the Rhoden murder investigation “remains very active and ongoing.” The spokesman, Dan Tierney, would not discuss whether the Bureau of Criminal Investigation recently executed search warrants in Pike and Scioto counties in the unsolved 2016...
Aretha Franklin’s funeral will be four-day event

Aretha Franklin’s funeral will be four-day event

A day after the death of legendary singer Aretha Franklin, details are emerging about official plans to celebrate her life. The musician died at age 76 in her home in Detroit. She had been battling pancreatic cancer. >> Read more trending news  WDIV reported that the funeral for Franklin will be a four-day event. Her body will lie in repose at Charles H. Wright Museum for African...
Decadent funnel cakes, big country artists and more in store at one of region’s ‘greatest’ fairs

Decadent funnel cakes, big country artists and more in store at one of region’s ‘greatest’ fairs

It’s not called The ‘Great’ Darke County Fair for nothing. So much will be happening this year at The Great Darke County Fair, including a Big & Rich headlining concert with special guest Tracy Lawrence. Tickets start at $37 and go up to just $55 for VIP tickets. All nine days of the fair are packed with hour-by-hour happenings. There is so much going on that it would...
Local small businesses hiring more in healthy economy

Local small businesses hiring more in healthy economy

Small business owners are more optimistic about their companies and futures now than they have been in 35 years, according to a recent national survey. Small businesses often operate in the shadow of larger companies who have the capacity to make bigger changes. But small businesses employ almost 48 percent of all private sector workers, according to the United States Small Business Administration...
‘At that moment, I was not thinking’: What a Dayton man representing himself in a murder trial said in his testimony

‘At that moment, I was not thinking’: What a Dayton man representing himself in a murder trial said in his testimony

A Dayton man admitted to throwing the first punch at a bar fight and possibly firing the last shot that killed Taylor Brandenburg on March 12, 2017. He also told a Montgomery County Common Pleas Court jury that he was a drug dealer, has been shot 11 times and that his own son died at 15 years old. Representing himself on murder and other charges, Chuckie Lee, 40, on Thursday tearfully described what...
Former church music director facing new child sex charge

Former church music director facing new child sex charge

A former Beavercreek church music director convicted of child sex crimes last year was indicted Friday on a new charge of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, according to court records. John Riley Slate, 49, of Centerville, was arrested on a parole violation in May, according to public records. During a scheduled meeting, Slate’s probation officer asked to examine his phone, and while he was...
Mosquitos captured in Centerville park test positive for West Nile Virus

Mosquitos captured in Centerville park test positive for West Nile Virus

A Centerville park will participate in mosquito spraying after a sample tested positive for West Nile Virus, according to a release. Spraying will take place at Iron Horse Park on Aug. 21 between dusk and midnight, according to the City of Centerville. The spraying will be in the Marshall and East Whipp roads area. The city is contracting with Public Health-Dayton and Montgomery County for an ultra-low...
With lead from a high school shooting still in his body, Logan Cole begins his next phase: College life

With lead from a high school shooting still in his body, Logan Cole begins his next phase: College life

For Logan Cole, moving in to college means starting a new journey in a life that was nearly taken from him. Cole, who survived a school shooting at West Liberty-Salem High School early last year, said while moving in to college on Friday that he was thankful to be alive. “It was a miracle I survived,” Cole said. “It was a pretty close call, and I’m thankful to be here.&rdquo...
Dayton Daily News at 120: How our history is tied to the region’s journey, through highs and lows

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

In 1898 when school teacher and former congressional aide James M. Cox paid $28,000 for the Dayton Evening Herald, he became part of a long heritage of Dayton entrepreneurs who would leave their mark on our community and the nation. For his money - most of it borrowed - he received a broken-down press, a list of subscribers that was half-fiction and a host of competitors eager to stomp his fledgling...
The day Charles Kettering earned the paperwork that helped change the world

The day Charles Kettering earned the paperwork that helped change the world

United States patent No. 1,150,523 revolutionized the automobile industry. It was awarded to Dayton innovator Charles F. Kettering, whose invention, “engine starting device,” was patented on Aug. 17, 1915. The 18-page patent application for the first electric ignition device, filed June 15, 1911, started this way: “Be it known that I, Charles F. Kettering, a citizen of the United...
Flight risks: The fight to retain Teradata and other companies

Flight risks: The fight to retain Teradata and other companies

The Dayton Development Coalition tries to stay in touch with more than 600 companies in a 12-county area, coalition leaders told a forum audience Friday. In doing so, coalition officers say they’ve learned to recognize signs of danger that a business may leave the Dayton region. Among those signs: If a company’s chief executive no longer works in Dayton, that could be a warning. If local...
What the state schools chief means when he tells local teachers to focus on the ‘whole child.’

What the state schools chief means when he tells local teachers to focus on the ‘whole child.’

Ohio is launching its new strategic plan for schools, and state education superintendent Paolo DeMaria on Thursday visited Xenia schools, where the district is starting its own “visioning” process to shape the future of the school district. DeMaria worked to energize hundreds of Xenia teachers and staff at their kickoff event before students return Monday. He focused on the state&rsquo...
The fight over a Kettering abortion clinic goes to court today. Here’s what both sides are arguing.

The fight over a Kettering abortion clinic goes to court today. Here’s what both sides are arguing.

Both sides fighting about the future of an abortion clinic in Kettering say a court hearing today is a key step in the lengthy dispute, but the issue likely will be settled by the Ohio Supreme Court. Oral arguments in a case involving the Ohio Department of Health’s effort to close the Women’s Med center in Kettering will be held today in Montgomery County Common Pleas Court. In 2016,...
Cincinnati Bengals at Dallas Cowboys: 5 things to know about Saturday’s preseason game

Cincinnati Bengals at Dallas Cowboys: 5 things to know about Saturday’s preseason game

Coming off a win last week against the Chicago Bears, the Cincinnati Bengals will hit the road for the first time this preseason Saturday as they meet a Dallas Cowboys team that fell 24-21 at San Francisco in its opener. The Bengals starters likely will see a lot more snaps, but head coach Marvin Lewis also indicated Tuesday there are some players he would like to run with the first group, so playing...
Lego convention taking place this weekend in Dayton

Lego convention taking place this weekend in Dayton

Portraits, national monuments and popular children’s books characters are being brought to life with Legos this weekend in Dayton. The Brick Universe Lego Fan Convention takes place Saturday and Sunday at the Dayton Convention Center, located at 22 E. Fifth St. News Center 7 Reporter Malik Perkins spoke with one of the artists at the convention to learn exactly what goes into making the Lego...
ICE agents detain man driving wife to the hospital to deliver their baby

ICE agents detain man driving wife to the hospital to deliver their baby

A woman in San Bernardino, California, told CBSLA agents from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detained her husband as they drove to the hospital to deliver their child. Maria del Carmen Venegas said that her husband, Joel Arrona-Lara, was driving her to the hospital for a planned Cesarean section Wednesday when ICE agents surrounded their car at a gas station. Venegas, a mother of five,...
Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra confirm engagement on Instagram

Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra confirm engagement on Instagram

   It’s official! Three weeks after PEOPLE broke the news that Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra are engaged, the couple confirmed their relationship status Saturday by each posting the same romantic engagement photo to Instagram.      » RELATED: Singer Nick Jonas engaged to actress Priyanka Chopra, reports say “Future Mrs. Jonas. My heart...
Hamilton’s citywide reading event returns with ‘Station Eleven’

Hamilton’s citywide reading event returns with ‘Station Eleven’

Hamilton’s month-long community reading program One City One Book is set to return this fall after a successful inaugural year. One City One Book Hamilton is the brainchild of Niki Motley and Honi Cohen, two heavily involved community members who wanted to share their love of reading with the city. MORE: Final weeks to see art by Hamilton native, illustrator Robert McCloskey in Cincinnati &ldquo...
Body found in burned car in Disney mini-golf parking lot, officials say

Body found in burned car in Disney mini-golf parking lot, officials say

A body was found in a burned car in the parking lot of a mini-golf course at Walt Disney World in Florida Saturday morning, officials said.  Orange County deputies began investigating the body in the Fantasia Gardens mini-golf course parking lot on Epcot Resorts Boulevard around 4 a.m. after the Reedy Creek Fire Department called for assistance, WFTV reported. Once firefighters extinguished the...
Ohio State offers another glimpse of football practice

Ohio State offers another glimpse of football practice

August has been rainy in central Ohio, but the precipitation held off long enough for Ohio State to practice football outside on a humid Saturday morning here.  Members of the media slipped through OSU move-in day traffic to check out roughly 30 minutes of the action.  Like the first and only previous viewing window of this preseason, there wasn’t much to learn (especially less than...
2018 Prep Football Season Preview: Lebanon Warriors

2018 Prep Football Season Preview: Lebanon Warriors

Despite taking over a team that went 3-7 last year, Lebanon High School first-year coach Matt Hopkins didn’t see a need to make wholesale changes to what the Warriors were doing. The former Preble Shawnee head coach replaced Shawn Lamb in January and assumed a team that was rebuilding with several juniors last year and is now much more experienced. Lamb resigned after 13 years at the helm and...
Dayton made a levy promise to improve every street in the city, and officials say they’re on track

Dayton made a levy promise to improve every street in the city, and officials say they’re on track

Dayton leaders say the city is on schedule to fulfill a levy campaign promise for all residential streets to be in good shape by the end of 2024. Officials say work remains on target even though the city is paving fewer lane miles than it initially projected before the Issue 9 tax-hike levy was passed by voters in November 2016. “We’re only in our second year, so we still have a lot more...
Tara Grinstead’s accused killers confessed in 2005, court documents claim

Tara Grinstead’s accused killers confessed in 2005, court documents claim

Within weeks of a South Georgia teacher’s disappearance, two of her former students told friends at a party they had killed Tara Grinstead and burned her body, according to documents filed this week in Irwin County Superior Court, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.  >> Read more trending news  Grinstead’s case was featured on the popular true crime podcast,...
Police looking into possible connections between pharmacy robberies in Middletown, Dayton and more

Police looking into possible connections between pharmacy robberies in Middletown, Dayton and more

Middletown police are working with other area law enforcement to determine if Friday’s robbery of the Central Avenue store is connected to others in the area. Two Dayton men were charged within minutes of the robbery at Rite Aid following a short chase through the city. Police say a black man wearing an orange hat, black jacket and gray sweatpants handed an employee of the Rite Aid pharmacy...
Fairborn Sweet Corn Festival taking place this weekend

Fairborn Sweet Corn Festival taking place this weekend

The annual Fairborn Sweet Corn Festival is taking place this weekend. The festival kicks off Saturday at the Fairborn Community Park, located at 691 E. Dayton-Yellow Springs Rd. at 11 a.m. and goes until Sunday. Guests can enjoy fresh sweet corn steamed on site, as well as a variety of other foods, according to a release. This family-friendly event will have over 100 booths including handmade art...
A school construction program could a ‘game-changer’ for a local district looking for options

A school construction program could a ‘game-changer’ for a local district looking for options

The Tipp City Exempted Village Schools Board of Education has agreed to participate in a state school construction partnership program that board President Sam Spano said could be “a game changer” as far as the district using state money to help pay for new classrooms and related facilities. During an Aug. 8 special meeting, district representatives were informed by Ohio School Facilities...
Girl secretly buys $350 in toys on mom’s Amazon account; family turns it into ‘teaching moment’

Girl secretly buys $350 in toys on mom’s Amazon account; family turns it into ‘teaching moment’

A 6-year-old girl in Pleasantville, Utah, put online shoppers to shame after ordering over $350 worth of Barbies and other toys on her mom’s Amazon account -- and now, her family has turned the impulsive shopping spree into a lesson about caring for others.  >> Read more trending news  Katelyn Lunt is entering the first grade this year. Her mom, Catherine Lunt, told Cox Media...
Hamilton street may not be rerouted for sports complex 

Hamilton street may not be rerouted for sports complex 

There has been lots of talk, negotiating and calculations in the weeks since early July, when City Manager Joshua Smith abandoned the suggestion that Hamilton cut in half the income-tax credit received by Hamilton residents who work outside the city. That tax increase would have raised $1.5 million per year, half of which in early years would have gone toward street and sidewalk improvements to connect...
In today’s classrooms, schools balance technology with tradition to prepare students for jobs

In today’s classrooms, schools balance technology with tradition to prepare students for jobs

With new technology available and a focus on developing students for jobs needed in the future, local school districts are balancing innovations in gadgets and tools with traditional techniques in their classrooms. STEM topics (science, technology, engineering and math) have become increasingly prevalent in schools over the last decade. Some school officials say they are a gateway to jobs for students...
Duke University says Robert E. Lee statue won't return to chapel entrance

Duke University says Robert E. Lee statue won't return to chapel entrance

Duke University announced the spot where a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee once stood will remain empty.  >> Read more trending news  A year ago on Aug. 19, crews removed the statue from the iconic chapel entrance. The removal came several days after the statue was defaced in the wake of the protests that turned violent last year in Charlottesville, Virginia. This...
Eric Clapton announces first full-length Christmas album

Eric Clapton announces first full-length Christmas album

Eric Clapton on Friday announced the release of his first full-length Christmas album, Billboard reported.  >> Read more trending news  Set for an Oct. 12 release, “Happy Xmas” will have a blues edge to it and will contain 14 tracks and is the 24th studio album of Clapton’s career and his first since 2016 when he released “I Still Do,” Billboard...
West Chester: 911 system in need of update

West Chester: 911 system in need of update

“I almost fell out of my seat,” West Chester Twp. Trustee Mark Welch said when he saw the $168,000 price tag for hiring a consultant to help find new emergency dispatching software. But the township will pay the fee in hopes of findng the best upgrade for its dispatching software for police and fire that is 18 years old. “I was shocked at how pieced together it really is,”...
Museum of USAF to celebrate National Aviation Day

Museum of USAF to celebrate National Aviation Day

The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force will celebrate National Aviation Day with a free Family Day event from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. National Aviation Day, held on the anniversary of Orville Wright's birthday, is a celebration of all things related to aviation. The event will allow museum visitors to learn about achievements in aviation and aerospace from the Wright brothers' first flight to...
Why 8-18-18 is reported to be 2018's most popular wedding date

Why 8-18-18 is reported to be 2018's most popular wedding date

From luck to convenience, there's a number of possible reasons why August 18 is set to be the busiest wedding date of 2018, according to data gathered from over a million couples.     » RELATED: Woman diagnosed with stage 4 ovarian cancer won't let wedding wait       The date tops The Knot's list of most popular 2018 wedding dates, with at...
Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan dead at 80

Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan dead at 80

Kofi Annan, a diplomat from Ghana who served as UN Secretary-General for nine years and won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2001, died early Saturday, CNN reported. He was 80. >> Read more trending news  Annan died in a hospital in Bern, Switzerland. Reuters reported. Annan was the seventh Secretary-General, serving from 1997 to 2006. He shared the Nobel Peace Prize in 2001 with the...
Cincinnati police investigate crash claiming life of 22-year-old

Cincinnati police investigate crash claiming life of 22-year-old

The Cincinnati Police Department is investigating a fatal crash that claimed the life of a 22-year-old male early Saturday morning. Traffic units responded to 406 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive at approximately 1:10 a.m. According to a release, Christian McClain was operating a 2017 Toyota Camry westbound on Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., lost control and then struck a tree. McClain was ejected from...
More strikeouts than hits? Welcome to baseball’s latest crisis

More strikeouts than hits? Welcome to baseball’s latest crisis

One thing you learn from studying baseball history is that people have always predicted the sport’s demise. Over and over, the game weathers every perceived crisis and continues to thrive. More than 70 million fans will attend major league games this season; another 40 million or so will go to minor league games. Countless more watch the sport on television and online.   And yet attendance...
Is the era of the white male food critic coming to an end?

Is the era of the white male food critic coming to an end?

Belmar Meat Market sits at the corner of Harrison and 24th streets in the Mission District, a historically Latino neighborhood that is fighting the relentless creep of gentrification. In the back of the market, there's a small kitchen, where employees prepare and sell menudo, burritos and heavenly little tacos wrapped in freshly pressed and griddled tortillas. Also known as La Gallinita, Belmar is...
Tow truck driver charged after hauling pizza delivery car away with boy, 11, inside 

Tow truck driver charged after hauling pizza delivery car away with boy, 11, inside 

An Illinois tow truck driver was charged after he hauled away a pizza delivery car while a 11-year-old boy with Down syndrome was inside the vehicle, WLS reported. >> Read more trending news  Brian Clark, 52, of Bensenville, was charged with endangerment of a child and reckless conduct. He was released on bond Friday evening, the television station reported. Jon Ramzan said he was...
Former Jefferson Airplane singer Marty Balin sues hospital over botched surgery

Former Jefferson Airplane singer Marty Balin sues hospital over botched surgery

A founder of the Jefferson Airplane lost part of his tongue and his left thumb during a botched surgery in New York, according to a lawsuit filed late Thursday. >> Read more trending news  Marty Balin filed a suit in the Manhattan Federal Court, claiming his vocal cords were paralyzed and he lost half his tongue in a tracheotomy after open heart surgery at Mount Sinai Beth Israel Hospital...
Early morning fog; humidity falling 

Early morning fog; humidity falling 

Fog developing this morning Afternoon showers possible Lots of sunshine Sunday Today: Today starts mostly cloudy but will gradually lose some clouds throughout the day. There’s a chance for afternoon scattered showers. Highs in the lower 80s. Sunday: Plenty of sunshine and less humid, high near 83. Monday: Sunny to start, clouds and a chance for showers and storms will arrive by the...
Wright State medical students to volunteer at community health fair event

Wright State medical students to volunteer at community health fair event

Students at the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine will volunteer at the second annual Community Health Fair at Five Rivers Family Health Center in Dayton Saturday.  The event serves as the official kick-off for the organization's health coach project. Working in neighborhoods near the recently closed Good Samaritan Hospital, the goal for students is to make contact with as...
Woman arrested after trying to break into Seattle home through dog door

Woman arrested after trying to break into Seattle home through dog door

A Seattle couple told police that a woman broke into their home through a dog door.  The attempted break-in was caught on surveillance cameras. The couple said they were at home when they saw a car pull up next to their driveway. Hours later the car was still there. Then the couple noticed the woman who was in the car was trying to break into their home through their dog door.  The couple...
Trial delayed for suspect in central Florida school shooting

Trial delayed for suspect in central Florida school shooting

The trial for a 19-year-old Florida man accused of firing a shotgun inside a Marion County high school has been postponed. It was supposed to start Monday, but the defense said it needed more time. >> Read more trending news  In April, a school resource officer inside Forest High School in Ocala arrested Sky Bouche minutes after a student was shot in the foot. Investigators...
Texas sheriff department's newest cruiser funded by seized drug money

Texas sheriff department's newest cruiser funded by seized drug money

A Texas sheriff’s department is showing off its newest cruiser and thanking an unlikely source, KTRK reported. >> Read more trending news  In a tweet, the Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office said the vehicle was funded by seized drug money. The department shared a photo on Twitter of a decal on the cruiser that reads “This car was purchased by drug dealers." The...
Rapper Kodak Black released from Florida jail

Rapper Kodak Black released from Florida jail

Rapper Kodak Black was released from a Florida jail early Saturday morning, WPLG reported. >> Read more trending news  The 21-year-old rapper from Pompano Beach, born Dieuson Octave, but now legally known as Bill K. Kapri, was released from the Broward County Jail after serving seven months in jail for two probation violations. He was arrested in January and charged with child neglect...
Nanny cam catches floor contractor going through woman's underwear drawer

Nanny cam catches floor contractor going through woman's underwear drawer

A California woman was horrified to discover a man she hired to install flooring at her home was looking through her underwear drawer, KNSD reported. >> Read more trending news  Ashley Harrell of San Marcos caught the contractor as she viewed footage on her phone from the nanny camera installed in her home, the television station reported. Harrell and her husband hired Abraham Avila...
Florida airport shooter sentenced to five life terms plus 120 years in prison

Florida airport shooter sentenced to five life terms plus 120 years in prison

An Alaska man who opened fire at a Florida airport in January 2017 was sentenced to five life terms plus 120 years in prison on Friday, WTVJ reported. >> Read more trending news  Esteban Santiago, 28, pleaded guilty in May to the shooting in the baggage area at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport that left five people dead and six injured, the television station reported...
Kansas postal worker finds large red-tailed boa on mailbox

Kansas postal worker finds large red-tailed boa on mailbox

Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds, according to the old post office adage. >> Read more trending news  Snakes are another matter, however. Especially big ones. On Friday, the Overland Park Police Department reported that a postal worker found an 8-foot, red-tailed boa constrictor on a residential mailbox...
Man wins $875K slot machine jackpot at Detroit casino

Man wins $875K slot machine jackpot at Detroit casino

A 50-year-old man turned a $20 investment into six figures Wednesday, winning $875,527 in a slot machine at a Detroit casino, WXYZ reported. >> Read more trending news   The man, who requested anonymity, won after putting $20 into the Wheel of Fortune Double Diamond slot machine at the Greektown Casino-Hotel, the television station reported. The man was so shocked he was unable...
Dragons comeback bid falls short vs. Lake County

Dragons comeback bid falls short vs. Lake County

The Dayton Dragons have won with a lot of late-inning magic at home this season. Friday night’s game seemed destined for more. But the big hit — the one that would have made the Dragons a winner — and the little dash of luck that could have helped went poof. Not once, but twice. The Dragons had rallied from a five-run deficit in the middle innings to trail Lake County by a run. Then...
Quad-level home has great room addition

Quad-level home has great room addition

FEATURE HOME 1125 BENT TWIG DRIVE, VANDALIA Renovations made to kitchen, mechanicals Contributing Writer There is more living space than the curbside exterior might indicate as this quad-level home has a great room addition plus a semi-finished lower level. Listed for $239,900 by Keller Williams Home Town Realty, the brick-and-vinyl-sided home at 1125 Bent Twig Drive has about 3,000 square feet, which...
Corner-lot ranch includes 3-car garage

Corner-lot ranch includes 3-car garage

FEATURE HOME 857 HUNTERS RUN DRIVE, BROOKVILLE 3-bedroom home features split-floor design Contributing Writer Sitting on a corner lot within the Hunters Run subdivision of Brookville, this brick-stone-and-vinyl-sided ranch has an open split-floor plan design. Listed for $215,000 by Irongate Inc. Realtors, the ranch at 857 Hunters Run Drive has about 1,670 square feet of living space. The property...
Versatile and spacious

Versatile and spacious

COVER HOUSE 4540 FAIRLAWN COURT, CLAYTON Finished basement doubles living space with rec room, extra rooms Contributing writer This brick-and-stone home at 4540 Fairlawn Court in Clayton offers complete living space on its main level and an equal amount of finished living space on its lower level, about 5,800 square feet in all. There are open gathering spaces along with private areas that are versatile...
Butler grad Sacks wins Gostel Scholarship

Butler grad Sacks wins Gostel Scholarship

Jessica Sacks set her sights on winning the Kurt Gostel Senior Scholarship when she was just a seventh grader. She watched excitedly as her brother Eric earned the same distinction when he was a senior in 2012. “Hearing them announce his name, I knew it was definitely something I wanted to win,” Jessica said. The Butler High School graduate’s wish became reality as Sacks, ...

Opinion: A great moment in black history

In 2006, Leonard Pitts wrote this column based on an interview with Ron Stallworth, who, 12 years later, is the subject of Spike Lee’s latest film, “BlacKkKlansman.” In 1979, Stallworth was an intelligence officer with the Colorado Springs police department. He infiltrated the Ku Klux Klan, a hate group, and even developed a relationship with leader David Duke. And now here&rsquo...
Restaurant manager catches employee stealing from safe

Restaurant manager catches employee stealing from safe

A fast-food restaurant manager told Middletown police that after bank deposits were “coming up short” she checked the business’s surveillance video and saw an employee allegedly stealing money from a safe. The manager at Steak ‘n Shake, 3170 Towne Blvd., told police that after watching the video, she saw an employee open the safe and steal money. She said $618 was missing...
Lyme disease is now in all 50 states

Lyme disease is now in all 50 states

If you thought you were safe from Lyme disease because you don’t live in New England, where the tick-borne illness first appeared, think again. Now, all 50 states plus the District of Columbia have residents who have tested positive for Lyme, a bacterial infection that can cause a wide variety of symptoms, including joint aches, fatigue, facial palsy and neck stiffness. This news comes from...
UV ratings make a healthy difference in sunglasses

UV ratings make a healthy difference in sunglasses

Not only can the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays harm your skin, they can damage your eyes as well. For protection, says the American Academy of Ophthalmology, wear sunglasses that block 99 to 100 percent of both UVA and UVB rays. Retailers say that requires a rating of UV400 or higher. Over time, sun exposure can increase your chances of developing eye disease such as cataracts, growths on the...
Electronic skin allows amputees to ‘feel’ pain and touch

Electronic skin allows amputees to ‘feel’ pain and touch

BALTIMORE — When Gyorgy Levay lost parts of all four extremities, including most of his left arm, to meningitis in 2010, he resolved to make the best of a bad situation. He mastered his state-of-the-art prosthetic replacements. He switched the focus of his graduate studies from electrical to biomedical engineering. The native Hungarian even found it interesting how he continued to feel sensations...
Train meditation and no coffee? Tips for a healthier morning commute

Train meditation and no coffee? Tips for a healthier morning commute

Imagine a weekday morning when, instead of rushing into the office with a sweating iced coffee and pit stains to match, you were calm. Confident. Even looking forward to your workday. Wellness experts think such a thing is possible, part of a movement that prizes self-awareness and making small, conscious steps toward a healthier, fulfilling life — like adjusting your morning commute routine...
Major medical errors associated with high levels of physician burnout

Major medical errors associated with high levels of physician burnout

Physicians in this country experience extremely high levels of burnout — and that’s contributing to medical errors. That’s the conclusion of a new Mayo Clinic study that found more than half of the physicians nationwide experience burnout, defined as either emotional exhaustion or a feeling of distance from a one’s job and colleagues, said Dr. Christine Sinsky, the vice president...

Opinion: Markets know better than bureaucrats what society needs

Governments, seemingly eager to supply their critics with ammunition, constantly validate historian Robert Conquest: The behavior of any bureaucratic organization can best be understood by assuming that it is controlled by a secret cabal of its enemies. Consider North Carolina’s intervention in the medical-devices market. Born in India, Dr. Gajendra Singh is an American citizen and a surgeon...
Victorian 2-story expresses Old World charm

Victorian 2-story expresses Old World charm

FEATURE HOME 324 JONES ST., DAYTON Property includes 2nd building with garage Contributing Writer Freshly varnished woodwork, updated wood-laminate flooring, tall windows with ornate wood trim, solid doors and pocket doors, a curved staircase and an enclosed courtyard deck are just some of the highlights to this two-story home in the Oregon District of Dayton. Listed for $299,900 by Kamela and Company...
Handcuffed DUI suspect dies after jumping off Seattle bridge

Handcuffed DUI suspect dies after jumping off Seattle bridge

A handcuffed man jumped off a bridge after being pulled over for a suspected DUI. But the incident raises the question: What happens when someone crosses over from being a private citizen to being in police custody? The Kirkland, Washington, man suspected of DUI died Friday morning after he jumped, while handcuffed, from the 520 bridge east of Seattle. The short answer is the trooper or the arresting...
Missing Centerville woman, 85, sparks statewide alert

Missing Centerville woman, 85, sparks statewide alert

A Missing Endangered Adult Alert is in effect for a missing 85-year-old Centerville woman. Dorothy Reker was last seen at noon Friday when she left her residence and failed to return. She stands 4 feet, 11 inches, weighs 110 pounds and has brown hair and hazel eyes. She suffers from memory loss and is in the early stages of Alzheimer’s Disease, according to the Centerville Police Department...
Police: Two shot during high school football game in Florida

Police: Two shot during high school football game in Florida

Two people were shot, one critically, at a practice football game in Palm Beach, Florida, on Friday night, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office. “Deputies have arrived on scene and are currently gathering more information. We do not believe this is an active shooter incident,” Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Teri Barbera told the Palm Beach Post. “Suspect...

HS Roundup 8/17: Centerville, Alter finish with draw to open season

Centerville and Alter battled to a 1-1 draw to open the girls soccer season on Friday. Nicoletta Anuci put Alter ahead with a score in the second half, but Sydney Kemp netted the equalizer for Centerville. Girls Soccer Bellbrook 2, Northmont 0: Bailey Sedlak scored the first goal and assisted Sydney Hollingsworth on the second to lead Bellbrook. Chaminade Julienne 3, Butler 0: Meyah Haywood paced...
Student group of Boonshoft School of Medicine wins Excellence Award

Student group of Boonshoft School of Medicine wins Excellence Award

The Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine Family Medicine student group was awarded the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) Program of Excellence Award on Aug. 3, according to a release. They were honored during the AAFP National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students in Kansas City, and this is the third time in the last four years that Wright State has...

HS Scores 8/17: Friday Night Futbol scores

Boys Soccer Friday’s Results Edgewood 0, Eaton 0 Northwestern 6, Newton 1 Temple Christian 4, Miller City 2 Waynesville 3, Valley View 0 Girls Soccer Friday’s Results Bellbrook 2, Northmont 0 Centerville 1, Alter 1 Chaminade Julienne 3, Butler 0 Eaton 3, Edgewood 0 Miami Valley 1, Twin Valley South 0 Springboro 5, Milford 1 Waynesville 4, Valley View 0 Xenia 3, Lynchburg Clay 2 Girls Golf...
Crews battle large fire that spreads to 2 adjacent houses in Dayton

Crews battle large fire that spreads to 2 adjacent houses in Dayton

When crews arrived to the fully involved house fire at 24 W. Norman Ave., the fire was large enough to extend to houses on both sides, said District Chief Adam Landis of the Dayton Fire Department. Flames were shown to be about 20 to 30 feet through the roof when crews were pulled out of the residence and went defensive. “The guys did an outstanding job protecting the houses and extinguishing...
Hamilton woman’s body found near I-275 in Colerain Twp.

Hamilton woman’s body found near I-275 in Colerain Twp.

Police are seeking information about a woman whose body was found off the side of Interstate 275 earlier this month. Officials identified the woman Thursday as 29-year-old Megan Anderson of Hamilton, our news partner WCPO-TV in Cincinnati reported. Workers mowing grass found her body Aug. 1 off I-275 near I-74. Colerain Twp. police are asking anyone who had contact with Anderson or who saw her between...
Suspect points gun, says ‘gimme all you got’ to woman leaving Dayton nightclub

Suspect points gun, says ‘gimme all you got’ to woman leaving Dayton nightclub

A man tried to rob a woman at gunpoint outside a local club in Dayton. A woman told officers she was leaving the Masque Nightclub Thursday night when a man approached her while she was sitting in her car and asked to use her phone. When she said her phone wasn’t working, the man reportedly pointed a gun at her and demanded she give him everything she had. The woman said she then forced open...
Avoid low-carb diets if you want to live longer, study suggests

Avoid low-carb diets if you want to live longer, study suggests

Previous studies have shown how a low-carb diet can help with weight loss, but cutting such foods might also shorten your life, according to a new report.  Researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston recently conducted a study, published in the Lancet, to determine the long-term effects of restricting carbohydrates.  To do so, they examined more than 15,000 people ages 45...
Deputy resigns after Facebook group says he was caught in an underage sex sting

Deputy resigns after Facebook group says he was caught in an underage sex sting

A Hamilton County Sheriff’s deputy resigned Friday after an online group conducted a sting operation and accused him of trying to meet a 15-year-old “to engage in sexual activity,” the sheriff’s office announced. The Facebook page Parents Against Predators Nationwide broadcast the sting live Thursday night. They said Ryan Parker, 32, had been communicating with someone...
ESPN will not air national anthem before Monday Night Football

ESPN will not air national anthem before Monday Night Football

ESPN will not air the national anthem before Monday Night Football games, network officials said Friday.  >> Read more trending news  "We generally have not broadcasted the anthem and I don't think that will change this year,” network president Jimmy Pitaro told Axios. “Our plan going into this year is to not broadcast the anthem." The network aired the national...
Pit bull population on the rise due to over-breeding issues, more get euthanized

Pit bull population on the rise due to over-breeding issues, more get euthanized

Humane agencies and rescue groups both agree the local pit bull population is nearly out of control. They say part of the issues stem from over-breeding and too many of the dogs are victimized, abandoned or trained to fight. Shelters are being overrun with pit bulls, and the Humane Society of Greater Dayton is a no-kill shelter, but so many pit bulls wind up euthanized at other shelters. “It&rsquo...
Pit bull puppy stolen off chain from Dayton residence

Pit bull puppy stolen off chain from Dayton residence

A pit bull was stolen from a residence Thursday night around 9:30 p.m. in Dayton. A man reported to police that someone stole his eight-month-old, male King Fisher pit bull puppy from his house located on Tubman Avenue. The man chained his puppy, Bless, outside to the left of the front door and when he returned 15 minutes later, his dog was missing. He told police he heard Bless barking for a bit...
Restaurant receives backlash for hanging pride flag on storefront

Restaurant receives backlash for hanging pride flag on storefront

A restaurant owner in Dorchester, Massachusetts, received a one-star review on Yelp for having a pride flag hanging outside his establishment. Born in Italy, Nino Barbalace's American dream was to obtain U.S. citizenship and open up his own restaurant.  Barbalace eventually achieved both dreams, and now calls Zia Gianna on Dorchester Avenue his home. Having put his heart and soul into the restaurant...
Greene County kicks off ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ campaign

Greene County kicks off ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ campaign

The Greene County Safe Communities Coalition kicked off its annual Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign Friday evening with activities highlighting the dangers of impaired driving. The campaign runs through Labor Day on Sept. 3 to help raise awareness and educate the public about driving impaired by drugs or alcohol. One of the tools to help educate drivers are “fatal vision goggles...
Vultures a swooping menace at university in Virginia

Vultures a swooping menace at university in Virginia

A flock of unwanted guests have joined the student body at Christopher Newport University in Virginia, and the unruly bunch are causing a lot of damage. >> Read more trending news  Unfortunately for university officials, the troublemakers can't be expelled. A university office building has become home to a group of vultures. "They're big, they're scary, we want them to leave,"...
Recall Roundup: Hair dryers, blending containers and more

Recall Roundup: Hair dryers, blending containers and more

Dangerous hair dryers and blender cups are among the new recalls announced by the Consumer Product Safety Commission.  Xtava is recalling nearly a quarter of a million Allure and Allure Pro hair dryers after 18 people reported burns — one case was severe — and two people reported a mild electrical shock. There are 193 reports of the hair dryers and power cords exploding, catching...
Aldi to sell wine, cheese Advent calendars this fall

Aldi to sell wine, cheese Advent calendars this fall

Aldi is selling an adult version of the popular holiday Advent calendar featuring a mini bottle of wine for every day of December leading up to Christmas. The Germany-based grocery store chain will sell a cheese version, too. >> Read more trending news  Aldi will start selling the wine Advent calendar in the United States on Nov. 7, officials told Food & Wine magazine. The wine calendar...
OHSAA lawsuit: ‘We will aggressively pursue defense of adopted bylaws’

OHSAA lawsuit: ‘We will aggressively pursue defense of adopted bylaws’

Ohio High School Athletic Association executive director Jerry Snodgrass said on Friday that “we will aggressively pursue defense of the bylaws that our member schools adopted,” concerning a lawsuit filed this week in Hamilton County Court about its competitive balance initiative. The OHSAA will be represented by the Cincinnati law firm Keating, Muething and Klekamp PLL in defense of a...
Ohio State reveals timeline for conclusion of Urban Meyer investigation 

Ohio State reveals timeline for conclusion of Urban Meyer investigation 

Ohio State announced Friday afternoon its investigation into football coach Urban Meyer will be completed Sunday.  That is only the beginning of the end of the process of deciding if the coach will be reinstated as the coach of the Buckeyes, though.  Per the school, the investigative team will prepare a report for the independent working group overseeing the investigation, and that will...
Kettering Women’s Med faces possible closure in abortion fight

Kettering Women’s Med faces possible closure in abortion fight

The attorney for Women’s Med, the Kettering center that provides abortions for women in southwest Ohio, believes a county judge will rule against the clinic in its fight with the state, forcing it to close. Montgomery County Common Pleas Judge Mary Wiseman heard oral arguments Friday afternoon in a case involving the Ohio Department of Health’s effort to close the Women’s Med center...
Pizza delivery leads to discovery of woman’s decomposing body

Pizza delivery leads to discovery of woman’s decomposing body

Police in New Hampshire are investigating the death of an elderly woman whose body was discovered when the woman’s adult son had a pizza delivered to their home. The New Hampshire Union Leader reported that the woman, identified by neighbors as Florence Cotter, of Salem, was found dead around 3 p.m. Wednesday. Her son, Gary Cotter, had to be removed from the home through a hole that first responders...
Ohio State football: Coach Ryan Day’s thoughts on the Buckeye defense

Ohio State football: Coach Ryan Day’s thoughts on the Buckeye defense

After two weeks of preseason practice, Ohio State interim coach Ryan Day provided an overall update on the team’s progress since the start of camp August 3. He also highlighted some of the things the players have done off the field to keep things light as they practice without coach Urban Meyer, who is on paid administrative leave while the school investigates how Meyer handled allegations ...
Police arrest ‘Hellcat’ driver caught on Facebook driving nearly 200 mph

Police arrest ‘Hellcat’ driver caught on Facebook driving nearly 200 mph

A 22-year-old North Carolina driver has been charged with street racing and reckless driving after authorities say he reached speeds of 198 mph. William Jefferson was speeding on U.S. 1 near the Triangle Expressway in Wake County last month, WTVD reported. >> Read more trending news  According to the Highway Patrol, somebody sent a seven-minute YouTube clip shared on Facebook...
What Had Happened Was podcast: Inside Dayton’s 1992 Christmas Killings 

What Had Happened Was podcast: Inside Dayton’s 1992 Christmas Killings 

Deep wounds are hard to heal. Some wounds never completely heal.  More than 25 years ago, a gang of youth led by a 16-year-old girl described as a cold-hearted terrorist, left a lasting scar on Dayton around Christmas. What Had Happened Was podcast host Amelia Robinson sat down with retired Dayton police Sgt. Stephen C. Grismer, educator Judith M. Monseur and Dayton Detective ...
Ohio State football: Coach Ryan Day’s thoughts on the Buckeye offense

Ohio State football: Coach Ryan Day’s thoughts on the Buckeye offense

After nearly two weeks of media blackout (not counting social media videos), Ohio State dropped an information bomb on Friday afternoon.  Interim coach Ryan Day provided an overall update on the team’s progress since the start of camp August 3 and highlighted some of the things the players have done off the field to keep things light.  Day is leading the Buckeyes while Urban Meyer...
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