Get ready for Election Day with our interactive voters guide

Ohio’s election is coming up and our voters guide can help you make an informed choice before you go to the polls. Just click here to go to the guide, put in your address and check out what’s on the ballot. You can compare the candidates on the issues that matter to you. Find out where the governor candidates stand on guns, abortion, taxes, health care. What are the U.S. Senate candidates...


It’s possible to save for retirement at age 50 with only a $30K salary

It’s possible to save for retirement at age 50 with only a $30K salary

Over the past four weeks, I wrote about how to start with nothing (or less than nothing) at age 50 and create a successful retirement plan. For my example, I chose a $60,000 annual income because I had to choose something. While many of you thought I chose a good figure to base things on, some of you made it clear that you thought I set the salary too high.   ...
Ohio leaders want to be at the forefront of driverless tech. Here’s what they’re doing.

Ohio leaders want to be at the forefront of driverless tech. Here’s what they’re doing.

Ohio wants to be in the thick of the race toward autonomous and connected vehicles, and state officials were in town Thursday to hear from local stakeholders about concerns they have when it comes to these emerging technologies. Among those concerns: Getting RTA buses and drivers real-time weather updates, making sure driverless cars can sense bicyclists and runners and making sure students in busy...
See the progress on 2 big apartment projects at this former Centerville movie theater site

See the progress on 2 big apartment projects at this former Centerville movie theater site

New apartment construction in Centerville continues as the first of four buildings in the Allure development has emerged along Loop Road near I-675. And just around the corner, site preparation for the Gateway Lofts is in full swing. Allure, an apartment community located adjacent to the Cross Pointe Shopping Center, is a joint venture between Beavercreek-based Mills Development and Cincinnati-based...
Keith Urban makes wish come true for dying Ohio fan

Keith Urban makes wish come true for dying Ohio fan

Keith Urban visited his “number one fan” before a concert in Toledo, making a wish come true for a 25-year-old woman entering hospice. Marissa English, who was born with multiple health issues including an inoperable cyst in her brain, also suffers from cerebral palsy and severe scoliosis, local media reported. English had tickets to Urban’s show in Toledo on Thursday, but she was...
What you should know about Hep A after Ohio’s first 2018 death in Montgomery County

What you should know about Hep A after Ohio’s first 2018 death in Montgomery County

The victim of the first Hepatitis A death in Ohio this year was a Montgomery County resident, according to Public Health - Dayton & Montgomery County. Vaccinations are being urged to prevent the spread of the viral liver disease amid an outbreak heavily concentrated in Montgomery and Butler counties. Local officials have even traveled into the community to vaccinate those who are at higher risk, such...
Abner Orick, former Dayton commissioner, dies

Abner Orick, former Dayton commissioner, dies

Longtime Dayton City Commissioner Abner Orick has died, his family reported on social media and the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office confirmed today. Orick, 79, was a Republican who also previously directed the Montgomery County Board of Elections. “We all have memories or ‘Abnerisms’ that we will take with us,” read a Facebook post by his son, Greg Orick. “He...
Riverside medical center reopens day after raid by federal agents

Riverside medical center reopens day after raid by federal agents

The Dayton Outpatient Center has reopened a day after federal agents searched the building. Cars were seen driving to and from the office Friday morning. We’ll continue to update this story as more information becomes available. Federal agents removed stacks of boxes today during a raid at the Dayton Outpatient Center in Riverside. The Ohio Medicaid Fraud Control Unit of the Ohio Attorney General&rsquo...
Downtown Dayton will get free shuttles

Downtown Dayton will get free shuttles

Getting around downtown is about to become easier and faster when a new free shuttle service launches next month. The Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority’s circulator bus called “The Flyer” will be a fast and no-cost way for the public to travel between Brown Street and some major destinations and job centers in the heart of the city. The Flyer is expected to be heavily used...
Historically low ACT scores ‘a red flag for our country’

Historically low ACT scores ‘a red flag for our country’

Class of 2018 math scores on the ACT college entrance exam were the lowest nationally in more than 20 years, according to ACT officials, continuing concerns over students’ performance. College readiness levels in English have also been trending down the past several years, according to ACT, dropping from 64 percent nationally in 2015 to 60 percent this year, the lowest level since the benchmarks...
Week 9 Power Rankings: Who are the top high school football teams in the area?

Week 9 Power Rankings: Who are the top high school football teams in the area?

The top high school football area teams, compiled by Cox Media Group Ohio. All games on Friday unless otherwise noted. 1. Wayne (6-2): d. Fairmont 49-44; at Springfield (7-1). 2. Northmont (7-1): d. Centerville 35-20; hosts Springboro (4-4). 3. Fairmont (6-2): lost 49-44 at Wayne; hosts Centerville (0-8). 4. Springfield (7-1): d. Beavercreek 21-14; hosts Wayne (6-2). 5. Miamisburg (6-2): lost 13-12...
Bankruptcy next? Popular bridal retail chain misses debt payment

Bankruptcy next? Popular bridal retail chain misses debt payment

David’s Bridal could be the next chain retailer to file for bankruptcy. David’s Bridal missed an interest payment on $270 million in unsecured notes, according to a news release from S&P Global emailed to Retail Dive. The missed payment sets into motion a 30-day grace period with debtholders before the retailer is in default. The retailer has struggled for the past year to reduce its debt...
Safety drill at Riverside elementary school featured on national CBS segment this morning

Safety drill at Riverside elementary school featured on national CBS segment this morning

Beverly Garden Elementary School will hold a safety drill that will be featured as a segment on CBS this morning. The segment, called “Keeping Kids Safe at School” will highlight how Mad River Local Schools have trained dozens of teachers to shoot intruders with guns hidden within the school’s buildings. Here is the complete story:
One case of rare, polio-like illness confirmed in Ohio 

One case of rare, polio-like illness confirmed in Ohio 

Health officials have confirmed that Ohio has one case of the rare, polio-like illness known as acute flaccid myelitis (AFM), according to our media partners at WBNS-TV.  The Ohio Department of Health said their lone case was confirmed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Further details, such as the location of the confirmed case, were not released by the department.  AFM...
Coffee may be able to help people with this common skin condition, study says

Coffee may be able to help people with this common skin condition, study says

There are several benefits to drinking coffee, including protection against a common skin problem, according to a new report. Researchers from Brown University recently conducted a study, published in the JAMA Dermatology journal, to determine the link between dietary habits and rosacea risk. Rosacea is a skin condition that affects the blood vessels in the face, presenting as skin redness...
One dead, two juveniles in serious condition after entrapment crash

One dead, two juveniles in serious condition after entrapment crash

An elderly woman has died at the hospital after a head-on collision crash involving a Minivan and SUV, according to OSP Troopers. An eight-year-old, who is in serious condition, and a 12-year-old, who is in critical condition, were also taken to a hospital after the entrapment crash.  The two occupants of the SUV have been treated for minor injuries. The cause is still under investigation...
Georgia police officer shot, killed; police searching for suspects

Georgia police officer shot, killed; police searching for suspects

A police officer in Gwinnett County, Georgia, checking out a suspicious vehicle near a Snellville-area middle school was shot and killed Saturday as the car sped away. Four suspects were on the run Saturday night. The officer, Antwan Toney, died after he was taken to Gwinnett Medical Center, according to the police department. He had been on the Gwinnett police force for three years. Toney and other...
Centerville’s Wenzler caps high school golf career with state title

Centerville’s Wenzler caps high school golf career with state title

Teammates, family and friends were huddled around Centerville senior golfer Marissa Wenzler as score after score was posted at the Division I state golf tournament Saturday at the Ohio State University Golf Club. Wenzler’s second straight 1-under par 69 and two-day total of 2-under 138 on the Gray Course had already been written on the board with a red Sharpie, noting she had broken par. The...
Award-winning author visits Hamilton as part of One City One Book

Award-winning author visits Hamilton as part of One City One Book

The Lane Libraries and One City One Book welcome author Emily St. John Mandel on Oct. 22 for a discussion of this year’s One City One Book selection, “Station Eleven.” “Station Eleven,” which was a finalist for a National Book Award and the PEN/Faulkner award, and won the 2015 Arthur C. Clarke Award, was chosen for the second installment of Hamilton’s month-long...
Ex-boyfriend assaults woman twice while at Washington hospital

Ex-boyfriend assaults woman twice while at Washington hospital

A former patient at Tacoma General Hospital in Lakewood, Washington, wants answers after police say she was assaulted twice while recovering at the hospital. Rashay Milner broke her pelvis in two places when she was hit by a car last Saturday. The next day, she was placed on life support. While she was fighting for her life, Milner's ex-boyfriend showed up to the hospital room uninvited and poured...
Florida cops eat donuts after finding stolen Krispy Kreme truck

Florida cops eat donuts after finding stolen Krispy Kreme truck

Only in Florida.  This theft story has a wonderful ending -- the theft of a Krispy Kreme doughnut truck in Columbia County ended with free food being offered to homeless people from the police officers who found the truck.  >> Read more trending news  The truck was making deliveries in Lake City when it was stolen, police said.  The Krispy Kreme delivery van was stolen Tuesday...
Giant rattlesnake slithers across Florida golf course

Giant rattlesnake slithers across Florida golf course

Golfers paused their game when a large diamondback rattlesnake slithered across the 14th hole of a Florida golf course earlier this month.  >> Read more trending news  Logan Ungerer was playing a round with some friends at Mangrove Bay Golf Course Oct. 8 when the large reptile made its appearance on the back nine. "I saw what looked like a stick blowing in the wind on the green...

Friday football scores for week nine

Football Friday’s Results Alter 42, McNicholas 0 Anna 51, Parkway 13 Ansonia 42, Tri-Village 20 Badin 38, Chaminade Julienne 21 Bellbrook 61, Oakwood 12 Belmont d. Ponitz, forfeit Bethel 54, Bradford 0 Bluffton 43, Ada 14 Butler 27, Sidney 9 Carroll 33, Purcell Marian 13 Centerville 17, Fairmont 0 CHCA 50, Norwood 0 Clermont Northeastern 13, East Clinton 7 Clinton-Massie 21, New Richmond 7 Col...
Ohio State-Purdue: Boilermakers lead at halftime

Ohio State-Purdue: Boilermakers lead at halftime

Ohio State trails Purdue 14-3 after another sluggish first half by the Buckeyes.  The Boilermakers struck first on a 13-yard pass from David Blough to Isaac Zico.  They scored again late in the second quarter when Bough hit Rondale Moore from four yards out.  Ohio State’s only points came on a 24-yard field goal by Blake Haubeil early in the second quarter. Haubeil missed a 33-yarder...
Flight from Florida to Iceland makes emergency landing after cockpit window cracks

Flight from Florida to Iceland makes emergency landing after cockpit window cracks

A flight from Orlando to Iceland had to make an emergency landing Friday night after the cockpit window shattered, according to passengers and Icelandair.  >> Read more trending news  Icelandair Flight 688 made the unplanned landing at Saguenay-Bagotville Airport in rural Canada around 10:20 p.m. when the pilot noticed a crack in the window, airline officials said and flight records...
Jackpots surge: More than $2 billion up for grabs in Mega Millions, Powerball lottery drawings

Jackpots surge: More than $2 billion up for grabs in Mega Millions, Powerball lottery drawings

The Mega Millions jackpot is now the second highest jackpot in history. It stands at nearly $1.6 billion after there were no winners in Friday night’s drawing, and the Powerball jackpot has now climbed to an estimated $470 million. Update 6 p.m. EDT Oct. 20: The Powerball drawing will take place Saturday at 10:59 p.m. ET with an estimated jackpot of $470 million. Update 5:21 a.m. EDT Oct. 20...
Help raise awareness at KAP for the Heart benefit tonight

Help raise awareness at KAP for the Heart benefit tonight

KAP for the Heart (KAPftH) will host their first annual Murder, Mystery & Mayhem for the Heart benefit tonight from 7:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. at the Dayton Women’s Club, 225 N. Ludlow Street, according to a release. KAPftH is to help raise awareness for and promote a proactive approach to heart conditions to prevent sudden cardiac arrest in youth, read the release. The long-term goal of the foundation...
AK CARES, Grandpa Gang work to get Light Up Middletown ready

AK CARES, Grandpa Gang work to get Light Up Middletown ready

About 30 AK CARES volunteers recently teamed up with the 15-member Grandpa Gang to begin setting up some of the several dozen displays that are part of Light Up Middletown. Lisa Jester, AK Steel’s corporate manager for communications and public relations, said while AK Steel employees have always given back to the community for decades, the AK CARES employee volunteer program continues to encourage...
Deer crashes through car windshield in highway accident

Deer crashes through car windshield in highway accident

A deer collided with a car driving on a highway Saturday, causing extreme damage to the vehicle. >> Read more trending news  The driver and passenger suffered minor injuries in the collision, according to WXYZ.  The car was badly damaged, including a broken front windshield and crumpled roof.  The condition of the deer is unknown. A picture from the scene shows the animal inside...
Help raise money for charity at Ghostbuster slime event tonight

Help raise money for charity at Ghostbuster slime event tonight

The 7th Annual Ghostbusters Slime Time Event is being held from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Scene 75 Entertainment Center, 6196 Poe Avenue. This charity event will include a Ghostbusters Ectomobile car show (weather permitting), multiple raffles for customers to win Ghostbusters memorabilia, and the chance to meet members of Ghostbuster chapters from Dayton, Cincinnati, Columbus, Toledo and Indianapolis...
Experts: Sears decline actually a benefit to consumers, other retailers

Experts: Sears decline actually a benefit to consumers, other retailers

The closure of Sears locations across the Miami Valley, while sad for some nostalgic about the chain, will benefit both consumers and other area businesses in the long run, experts said. Long-time Dayton-area staples haven’t been immune to the struggles major retailers across the country have experienced as consumer shopping habits change, leading to bankruptcy filings from Dayton-based Elder-Beerman...
Historic Madison football team is respite from armed staffers battle

Historic Madison football team is respite from armed staffers battle

A Butler County school district marked by months of division about school security issues is welcoming some fun diversion courtesy of a history-making football squad. Madison Schools officials have been entangled in controversy since last spring when its school board decided to move ahead on a plan to arm some trained school staffers to better protect the schools. The decision – and a subsequent...
Hurricane Michael exposes 120-year-old shipwrecks off Florida coast

Hurricane Michael exposes 120-year-old shipwrecks off Florida coast

Ships swept ashore nearly 120 years ago when a hurricane hit the Florida panhandle were recently uncovered by Hurricane Michael.  >> Read more trending news  The well-documented wrecks washed up on Dog Island in 1899, when the Carrabelle hurricane brought 100 mph winds, causing $1 million in damage and killing seven people, according to the Florida Department of State.  &ldquo...
Over 5,000 DP&L outages still reported due to weather

Over 5,000 DP&L outages still reported due to weather

According to DP&L, 5,293 still have outages in these counties: Butler: 137 Clark: 171 Clinton: 279 Darke: 93 Greene: 578 Logan: 64 Miami: 717 Montgomery: 2,490 Preble: 237 Shelby: 176 Warren: 109 According to Duke Energy, 20,724 outages in Ohio have been reported, those include: Butler: 1,977 Clinton: 84 Warren: 2,284 According to Ohio Edison, 36,434 outages have been reported, including 2,801 in...
2.4 million pounds of frozen taquitos recalled over salmonella, listeria concerns

2.4 million pounds of frozen taquitos recalled over salmonella, listeria concerns

More than 2.4 million pounds of frozen, ready-to-eat taquitos are being recalled amid concerns that they may be contaminated with salmonella and listeria monocytogenes, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service. The taquitos under recall were produced by Ruiz Food Products Inc. between July 1 and Oct. 1. They were shipped to distributors nationwide...
Officer caught on camera telling group of minorities he’s ‘trigger happy’ fired from force

Officer caught on camera telling group of minorities he’s ‘trigger happy’ fired from force

A Hartford police officer recorded on camera threatening a group of minorities that he is “trigger happy” was fired.  >> Read more trending news  Stephen Barone, a 10-year veteran of the department, discredited the department and violated its code of conduct when he said he felt “trigger happy” and used obscenities when talking to a group of seven men who were...
Local Dem seeking Ohio House seat has rally to tout non-partisanship

Local Dem seeking Ohio House seat has rally to tout non-partisanship

A rally Saturday billed as a non-partisan event, but hosted by a Democrat candidate for the Ohio House, drew about 60 supporters of Kathy Wyenandt and a couple of Lakota school board members. The rally’s slogan was “people over party” and featured two school board members – Board President Julie Shaffer and Vice President Brad Lovell, who are registered Republicans. Both spoke...
Ask Hal: Are fans underwhelmed by Reds manager candidates?

Ask Hal: Are fans underwhelmed by Reds manager candidates?

Q: You said you would jump into the Ohio River if Billy Hamilton doesn’t win a Gold Glove, so are you getting nervous? — DAVE, Miamisburg/Centerville/Beavercreek. A: Didn’t you see me at Bass Pro Shop purchasing a wet suit and a snorkel? Hamilton should have a mantel full of Gold Gloves, but has none. Why not merits an investigation. He covers more ground than the Russian army, leaps...
Local Ohio U. grads plan event to celebrate Dayton poet

Local Ohio U. grads plan event to celebrate Dayton poet

The local chapter of an organization that connects black alumni of Ohio University will host an event that celebrates the life of famous Dayton poet Paul Laurence Dunbar. “Paul Laurence Dunbar: Beyond the Mask,” a documentary film on the life and legacy of Dunbar, will be presented by filmmaker and Ohio University professor Frederick Lewis at the Dunbar House on Oct. 27. The event is coordinated...
Wild Bistro returns after ownership change, shutdown

Wild Bistro returns after ownership change, shutdown

Wild Bistro restaurant has been a High Street fixture for a decade, but a change of ownership with a complete shutdown as a result made residents wonder about the return to business. There is no more wondering to be done. It is offering a menu of Asian favorites with an American touch in hopes of satisfying those of both continents. They were welcomed as the newest members of the Oxford Chamber of...
Man steals car because he was late for exam, police say

Man steals car because he was late for exam, police say

A man told police he was in such a hurry to take an exam that he stole a car to get where he needed to take it on time, according to the arrest records. Memphis police said the victim told officers his car was stolen from the University of Memphis parking lot on Aug. 23. Authorities on Thursday arrested Aashrith Kalale, 25, after he was pulled over in the stolen car, according to police. Officials...
Bengals at Chiefs: 5 storylines to watch in Sunday night’s game

Bengals at Chiefs: 5 storylines to watch in Sunday night’s game

The Cincinnati Bengals weren’t able to break a losing streak in the series against Pittsburgh last week, but now they have a chance to try to end another drought. Cincinnati (4-2) will battle the prime-time beast as it looks to bounce back from a seventh consecutive loss to the Steelers. The Bengals, who gave up the game-winning touchdown with seven seconds left, face the Kansas City Chiefs...
Building plan for Troy schools may be years away

Building plan for Troy schools may be years away

Troy City School District leaders say they have a lot of work to do before asking voters again to approve money for new schools. A proposed bond issue for two new elementary schools on property off Ohio 55 at the city’s west edge was defeated last November. At an Oct. 4 meeting to discuss future building needs, board members said it will likely be at least May 2020 before the district is ready...
Manager gives emotional farewell during final closing of Kmart

Manager gives emotional farewell during final closing of Kmart

A manager’s emotional farewell during the closing of a Kmart store in Washington County is getting a lot of attention online. Joshua Englert, 34, recorded a video of himself giving his final farewell at the Kmart near Donaldson's Crossroads. Englert said he worked for the company for 18 years, starting when he was 16 years old. “I wanted to take this opportunity not to sell you 40-cent...
Dunkin’ Donuts apologizes to Somali woman after employee refuses service, calls police

Dunkin’ Donuts apologizes to Somali woman after employee refuses service, calls police

A woman said she was refused service at a Maine Dunkin’ Donuts after speaking Somali with her family as they waited in the drive thru line.  >> Read more trending news  Hamdia Ahmed, 20, recorded a brief video of the interaction she had Monday with the shift manager and posted it on social media. "You’re going to disrespect me ‘cause I speak a different language...
Man gets life plus 60 years for posing as Uber driver, raping 2 women

Man gets life plus 60 years for posing as Uber driver, raping 2 women

A man who kidnapped and raped two young women in Buckhead while posing as an Uber driver was sentenced Friday to life plus 60 years in prison, authorities said. Gabriel Rendon-Villasana, 33, of Duluth, was found guilty of pretending to be an Uber driver at least twice, persuading women to get into his car when they left bars and then sexually assaulting them inside his vehicle, the Fulton County District...
Ghost walks and more: 8 Butler County events to check out this week

Ghost walks and more: 8 Butler County events to check out this week

Here are 10 events to check out the week of Oct. 21-27: This educational, family-oriented Halloween event will feature an “autumn market,” with local artists, crafters, and vendors, live music by the Jericho Old Time Band, and an interactive “creepy creature” exhibit, featuring snakes, spiders, and rats courtesy of a local naturalist. Check it out at Oxford Community Arts Center...
Exploding toilets prompt recall of 1.4 million flushing systems

Exploding toilets prompt recall of 1.4 million flushing systems

Officials are recalling 1.4 million pressure-assisted flushing systems manufactured between 1996 and 2013 after nearly 1,500 of the systems burst in toilet tanks, causing about $710,000 in damage and 23 injuries. One of the injuries was severe enough to require foot surgery, according to officials with the Consumer Product Safety Commission. The agency on Thursday issued a recall notice for Flushmate...
Local restaurant chain heads west, will open new restaurant in California Monday

Local restaurant chain heads west, will open new restaurant in California Monday

As of this Monday, Oct. 22, a locally based restaurant chain can boast they’ve taken an important step toward launching its concept and brand from sea to shining sea. With the scheduled opening of its 25th overall location in Fremont, California, on Monday, Kettering-based Rapid Fired Pizza will make its debut on the west coast, after having already crossed state lines with restaurants...
Playoff push: Week 9 full of upsets, OT classics and title shares

Playoff push: Week 9 full of upsets, OT classics and title shares

All it took to shake out the area’s high school football playoff picture were a couple of overtime classics and an unlikely knockout. How else to describe an eventful Week 9 of high school football? Here’s what we think we know: Springfield (8-1) and Northmont (8-1) are in the playoffs (Division I, Region 3). So is Troy (D-II, Region 8). Unbeaten Bellbrook also is good to go (D-III, Region...
Centerville church seeks to make difference beyond its walls

Centerville church seeks to make difference beyond its walls

Growing a church and influencing a community are not mutually exclusive, according to Nancy Birdsong, the pastor/head of staff of the Southminster Presbyterian Church in Centerville. She recently challenged the members of her congregation to do works of service that will have a positive effect on area residents who are in need. MORE: New economic development leader hired in Centerville The church...
Florida firefighter dies while clearing Hurricane Michael debris

Florida firefighter dies while clearing Hurricane Michael debris

A Florida firefighter died Thursday after a tree fell on his tractor while he was helping family members to clear debris left by Hurricane Michael, officials with the Gulf County Sheriff’s Office said. Deputies said Gulf County Fire Coordinator Brad Price, 49, of Wewahitchka, died at the scene. Price worked as a firefighter and paramedic in Bay County and previously worked for Lynn Haven Fire...
Cincinnati shooting: No alcohol, drugs found in gunman who killed 3

Cincinnati shooting: No alcohol, drugs found in gunman who killed 3

The man who killed three people and wounded two others in a downtown Cincinnati office building had no drugs or alcohol in his system, according to the Hamilton County Coroner’s Office. Omar Enrique Santa Perez, 29, walked into the Fifth Third Bank building lobby on Sept. 6, then opened fire randomly before being killed by Cincinnati police officers who shot him. The coroner’s office reported...
63 fetuses removed from Detroit funeral home in widening investigation

63 fetuses removed from Detroit funeral home in widening investigation

Police removed the remains of 63 fetuses from a Detroit funeral home Friday as part of a widening investigation into improperly disposed remains at two funeral homes in the city, according to multiple reports. Authorities found 36 fetuses in boxes and 27 others in freezers while raiding Perry Funeral Home on Friday, The Detroit News reported. “I’m stunned,” police Chief James...
Maurice Douglass: Springfield’s win over Wayne ‘huge for our kids’

Maurice Douglass: Springfield’s win over Wayne ‘huge for our kids’

Isaiah Gibson knelt by himself on the Springfield Wildcats logo at midfield at Evans Stadium. All his teammates left the field moments earlier. The senior lineman, who will play for the Kentucky Wildcats next season, took a moment to reflect on the biggest victory of his high school career. Gibson knew how much time had passed since Springfield had beaten Wayne. A 33-26 overtime victory Friday ended...
NEW DETAILS: Vectren gas line problem prompts door-to-door repair work in Dayton

NEW DETAILS: Vectren gas line problem prompts door-to-door repair work in Dayton

UPDATE: Vectren has restored service to 700 of the 2,200 customers affected in the Linden Heights area, said Chase Kelley, Vectren vice president, marketing and communications.  “We believe we can restore the vast majority by midnight today if all customers remain home and we can gain access,” said Kelley on Saturday.  He said the company has provided hotel rooms for a handful...
Floyd Mayweather reportedly drops $2,000 on Mega Millions tickets

Floyd Mayweather reportedly drops $2,000 on Mega Millions tickets

Don’t feel bad if you spent $2 on a Mega Millions ticket Friday and did not win the jackpot. Feel good. Undefeated boxing champion Floyd Mayweather reportedly spent $2,000 Thursday trying to win the $1 billion jackpot, and he didn’t win, either. >> Read more trending news  Mayweather reportedly went to a gasoline station in Los Angeles and told the cashier to start printing...
2 Butler County agencies lauded for fiscal transformation

2 Butler County agencies lauded for fiscal transformation

The Butler County commissioners had high praise for two agencies that were floundering a few years ago and are now flourishing but frugal. During budget hearings last year Lisa Guliano warned commissioners the Board of Developmental Disabilities would be on the ballot with a levy question this year. Monday she announced the department is in sound financial shape and likely won’t need to seek...
Mega Millions jackpot hits $1.6B, thanks to worsening odds

Mega Millions jackpot hits $1.6B, thanks to worsening odds

If it seems like lottery jackpots are getting larger and larger, it's because they are getting larger and larger. » RELATED: Mega Millions jackpot hits record $1B Tuesday night's Mega Millions estimated grand prize has hit a staggering $1.6 billion, continuing a trend of giant jackpots. It would be the largest lottery prize in U.S. history — and is bound to continue growing &mdash...
Inflatable colon stolen in Kansas City

Inflatable colon stolen in Kansas City

This might be a little tough to digest. >> Read more trending news  A 10-foot, 150-pound inflatable colon used to teach about the dangers of colon cancer was stolen from the University of Kansas Cancer Center, KMBC reported. The colon, valued at $4,000, was stolen from the bed of a parked pickup truck in Kansas City, KMBC reported. It was in Kansas City for a walk/run event scheduled...
Report: South Florida candidate compares Parkland activists to Hitler

Report: South Florida candidate compares Parkland activists to Hitler

A South Florida City Council candidate used Facebook posts to compare two teen activists from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School to Adolf Hitler, communists and actors, the Sun-Sentinel reported. >> Read more trending news  Ximena Hommel is running for a seat on the Plantation City Council. Although her social media posts have been deleted, Hommel has posted links and memes about...
Doctor accused of working while drunk suspended in Kentucky

Doctor accused of working while drunk suspended in Kentucky

A doctor who raised concerns that he might have been drunk while working at a Kentucky hospital has been suspended by the state’s medical licensing board, the Lexington Herald-Leader reported. >> Read more trending news  The Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure released an emergency suspension order against Thomas Paul Splan on Friday, the newspaper reported. Splan lives in Virginia...
Arizona man rescued after falling into 100-foot mine

Arizona man rescued after falling into 100-foot mine

An Arizona man who fell into a 100-foot mine Monday was rescued after a 48-hour ordeal that saw him break both of his legs and kill three rattlesnakes, KNXV reported. >> Read more trending news  Crews from the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office rescued John Waddell, 62, on Wednesday, KSAZ reported. Waddell went 48 hours without food or water and was airlifted to a hospital, authorities...
Gusty winds continue into the night, dry conditions tomorrow

Gusty winds continue into the night, dry conditions tomorrow

Gusty winds continue before calming down overnight Tracking dry and quiet conditions to finish off the weekend Lots of sunshine and cooler temperatures in the Miami Valley Tonight: Temperatures falling into the 30s for the overnight hours as a cold front moves into our region, according to Meteorologist Molly Coates. Some regions of the Miami Valley could see near or below freezing...
Southwest Airlines diverts flight after passenger's 'footsie' game

Southwest Airlines diverts flight after passenger's 'footsie' game

A Texas man is accused of “playing footsies” with a female passenger while on a Southwest Airlines flight this week, and then interfering with flight attendants when the woman changed her seat, causing the flight to be diverted, The Dallas Morning News reported. >> Read more trending news  Justin Riley Brafford, 29, of Denton, faces a felony count of interference with a...
Police: Virginia couple rode on moped with 5-month-old child wedged between them

Police: Virginia couple rode on moped with 5-month-old child wedged between them

A Virginia couple is accused of riding on a moped with their 5-month-old child wedged between them, WTVR reported. Athena Colon, 24, and Cane Hartwick Jr., 26, of Spotsylvania County, were arrested and charged with two counts of felony child neglect, the television station reported. Authorities said they began receiving multiple calls about 4:45 p.m. Wednesday from residents who reported a young...
Officers: Woman fails to stop, arrested down the road at red light in Miami Twp.

Officers: Woman fails to stop, arrested down the road at red light in Miami Twp.

After allegedly failing to comply with officers during a routine traffic stop, a woman was arrested while stopped at a red light down the road on Spring Valley Pike on Saturday morning. Police did not say why they initially stopped the driver, but said she proceeded down the roadway, then stopped for a red light, where officers then placed her under arrest.  The incident was initially reported...
Alabama woman finds stranger in home doing laundry, cooking meal

Alabama woman finds stranger in home doing laundry, cooking meal

An Alabama woman was not feeling the love when a man allegedly broke into her house, did his laundry, took a bath, shaved and scrambled some eggs for a meal, WAAY reported. >> Read more trending news  Tyler Love, 31, was charged with burglary by Limestone County authorities.  “I can’t believe this happened,” homeowner Mary Royster told WAAY. “But it...
UK woman who delayed chemo to give birth dies of cancer

UK woman who delayed chemo to give birth dies of cancer

A British woman who delayed chemotherapy so she could save her unborn baby’s life died Sunday after a nearly five-year battle with ovarian cancer, the Daily Mail reported. >> Read more trending news  Gemma Nuttall, 29, of Lancashire, was diagnosed with the cancer in 2014, while she was 16 weeks pregnant, People reported, citing a GoFundMe page set up by the woman&rsquo...
Photographer seeks couple captured in marriage proposal shot 

Photographer seeks couple captured in marriage proposal shot 

A Michigan photographer took a breathtaking photo of a marriage proposal at Yosemite National Park last week. Now, he’s trying to find that couple and is asking for help on social media, WOOD-TV reported. >> Read more trending news  Matthew Dippel of Grand Rapids was on a road trip in California with a friend and was hiking near Taft Point when he decided to stop and take pictures...
Trooper in cruiser at OVI checkpoint in Dayton hit

Trooper in cruiser at OVI checkpoint in Dayton hit

An Ohio State Highway Patrol cruiser that was part of an OVI checkpoint Friday night in Dayton was struck by an alleged drunk driver. The cruiser was hit on the driver’s side door by a white minivan as the trooper was turning left onto High Street from East Fifth Street, according to the patrol. The accident was reported at approximately 10 p.m. Both drivers were transported to Miami Valley...
PETA to erect billboard near site where cows were killed on New Mexico interstate

PETA to erect billboard near site where cows were killed on New Mexico interstate

An animal rights organization said it would put a new billboard at the intersection of two New Mexico interstate highways where four cows were killed last week, KOAT reported Friday. >> Read more trending news  People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals officials said the sign will be placed near the flyover ramp from I-25 southbound to I-40 eastbound in Albuquerque, where a semi...
Cancer-stricken toddler Brody Allen, who got an early Christmas, dies

Cancer-stricken toddler Brody Allen, who got an early Christmas, dies

A 2-year-old Ohio boy suffering from inoperable brain cancer, whose town and family gave him an early Christmas, died Friday morning, the Journal-News reported. >> Read more trending news  Brody Allen passed away around 6 a.m. Friday, his father, Todd Allen, posted on Facebook.  "This morning at 6 a.m. Brody passed quietly, and peacefully in the arms of his mother Shilo...
Conor McGregor surprises Boston firefighters with World Series tickets, whiskey

Conor McGregor surprises Boston firefighters with World Series tickets, whiskey

After raking in around $50 million from his last bout with Khabib Nurmagomedov, notorious MMA fighter Conor McGregor decided to spread the love and this time 10 Boston firefighters lucked out. >> Read more trending news  TMZ reported that McGregor wanted "to do something special to show his appreciation for the firefighters" so he took the opportunity after the Red Sox made...
Week 9 Roundup: Northmont, Alter, Bellbrook clinch share of conference titles

Week 9 Roundup: Northmont, Alter, Bellbrook clinch share of conference titles

Northmont High School quarterback Miles Johnson passed for 205 yards and two touchdowns as the Thunderbolts beat Springboro 38-21 to clinch a share of the Greater Western Ohio Conference National West Division title. Michael Franklin rushed 17 times for 115 yards and a TD and teammate Jestin Jacobs rushed for 80 yards and two scores for Northmont (8-1, 2-0). Drake Hickman and Jason Kohr each caught...
Train hits car stuck on tracks in Miamisburg 

Train hits car stuck on tracks in Miamisburg 

The CSX train that hit an unattended Nissan sedan stuck on the tracks at Linden and Riverview avenues in Miamisburg Friday night has left the area.  Linden Avenue was shut down for at least three hours while police remained on the scene. No one was believed to be hurt after a train struck a car Friday night that was stuck on railroad tracks. The car was hit by a CSX train just after 11:30 p.m...
There are 107 days until Super Bowl LIII: Is Atlanta prepared?

There are 107 days until Super Bowl LIII: Is Atlanta prepared?

There are 107 days left before Mercedes-Benz Stadium hosts Super Bowl LIII, and massive preparations are ongoing in Atlanta. >> Read more trending news  Atlanta Super Bowl Host Committee Chairman of Operations Brett Daniels is one of an army of local leaders who have spent more than two years preparing for the big game, which will be played Feb. 3. The collaboration is unbelievable...
Enhanced former model

Enhanced former model

COVER HOUSE 2878 STONEBRIDGE DRIVE, TROY Hardwood floors, finished lower-level space add to ranch’s appeal Contributing Writer As former model home, this ranch features many builder upgrades, yet the current owners contributed their own features by including hardwood flooring throughout the main level and adding more finished living space to the lower level. “All our homes have been former...
Brick ranch with 3 bedrooms has been updated

Brick ranch with 3 bedrooms has been updated

FEATURE HOME 1867 DELTA AVE., XENIA Home’s 2-car garage offers storage room Contributing Writer Many updates have been made to this brick ranch, and now it’s waiting for some personal enhancements. Listed for $143,900 by RE/MAX Victory, the home at 1867 Delta Ave. in Xenia has about 1,850 square feet of living space. The house sits back into an established neighborhood on an irregular...
Four levels of living space offer versatility

Four levels of living space offer versatility

FEATURE HOME 909 WESTBROOK ROAD, CLAYTON Home’s main level features cathedral ceiling Contributing Writer Four levels of living space offer versatility to the floor plan of this brick-and-vinyl home, located in Clayton. Listed for $149,900 by Royce and Associates, the house at 909 Westbrook Road has about 2,210 square feet of living space. The house sits on just over a half-acre lot with a paved...

Opinion: Young people, the GOP is scared of you

A word for young people, people of color and, in particular, young people of color: The Republicans are scared of you. Maybe you find that hard to believe. Maybe you wonder how the party can be scared of you — or of anybody — given that it controls all three branches of the federal government and most of the nation’s state houses. You’re worried about paying your student loans...
Making doughnuts is a 24/7 job, but they love it

Making doughnuts is a 24/7 job, but they love it

Operating a doughnut shop — especially one that is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week — can be an all-consuming career. Bill and Faye Elam, and founders and former owners of Bill’s Donut Shop 268 N. Main St. in Centerville, were keenly aware of that, so they insisted their children try out jobs and careers outside of the doughnut shop before they even thought of taking over the...
Cape Cod has 2 main-level bedroom suites, updated kitchen

Cape Cod has 2 main-level bedroom suites, updated kitchen

FEATURE HOME 9141 CLYO ROAD, WASHINGTON TWP. Lower level adds to floor plan versatility Contributing Writer Sitting on 5.4 acres surrounded by a canopy of trees that line a creek, this Cape Cod home has three levels of finished living space and social areas with views of the landscaping. Listed for $499,900 by Irongate Inc. Realtors, the brick-and-cedar home at 9141 Clyo Road in Washington Twp. has...
More than 700 brave wet weather for Paint the City Pink 5K in Troy

More than 700 brave wet weather for Paint the City Pink 5K in Troy

The rain did not stop more than 700 walkers and runners Friday night in an event supporting breast cancer survivors. The second annual Paint the City Pink 5K benefit was for Pink Ribbon Girls, a nonprofit organization that provides meals, housecleaning, transportation and peer support for Ohioans battling breast and gynecological cancers, free of charge.
Netflix cancels Marvel's 'Luke Cage'

Netflix cancels Marvel's 'Luke Cage'

Sweet Christmas, "Luke Cage" is cancelled!  » RELATED: Netflix October 2018: Best Netflix TV shows, movies coming to Netflix Netflix announced late Friday that the Mike Colter starring superhero show would not be returning for a third season just four months after the premier of its eagerly awaited sophomore outing on the streaming service. ...
Monster clog found in sewer system from thousands of pounds of flushable wipes

Monster clog found in sewer system from thousands of pounds of flushable wipes

  Thousands of pounds of flushable wipes created a monster clog in the sewer system in Charleston, South Carolina. >> Read more trending news      It happened last Thursday at the city’s Plum Island Wastewater Treatment Plant, where officials said baby wipes clogged a series of large pumps. Workers had to use bypass pumps to handle the daily sewage. It took three...
GWOC surprise: Xenia upsets Trotwood-Madison in double-OT

GWOC surprise: Xenia upsets Trotwood-Madison in double-OT

Xenia football coach Trace Smitherman blinked back tears as he explained what the program-defining moment meant. “Anybody who plays this game knows what Trotwood means and what they’re about and what they’ve done in the past,” said Smitherman following a 29-28, double-overtime defeat of Trowood-Madison in a Week 9 high school football game on Friday night. “All the work...
Cardi B shows off post-baby stomach, asks fans how to 'rid of black line' after birth

Cardi B shows off post-baby stomach, asks fans how to 'rid of black line' after birth

  Cardi B is showing off her toned stomach area just three months after welcoming her daughter Kulture Kiari with husband Offset. » RELATED: Social media reacts to Cardi B, Offset baby name However, the 26-year-old “Bodak Yellow” rapper revealed she still has some things she’d like to work on. “Ladies how do you guys get rid of...
Captain: Overloaded wires likely cause of Xenia house fire that rousts residents

Captain: Overloaded wires likely cause of Xenia house fire that rousts residents

UPDATE @ 11:58 p.m.: Overloaded wires likely are to blame for the house fire in the 400 block of South Detroit Street, Xenia Fire Capt. Jason Kinley said.  Two occupants were able to get out safely, he said, but they will not be able to return to their home until repairs are made. They'll be staying with relatives tonight.  Kinley said crews found fire in the ceiling and the flooring between...
Springfield clinches playoff berth with first win against Wayne since 2010

Springfield clinches playoff berth with first win against Wayne since 2010

The Springfield Wildcats beat the Wayne Warriors for the first time since 2010, when the big names in the game were Trey DePriest and Braxton Miller, earning a 33-26 overtime victory Friday at Evans Stadium. The victory clinched a playoff berth for the Wildcats, according to JoeEitel.com, which ranked Springfield No. 2 in Division I, Region III after this game. » WEEK NINE COVERAGE: Shawnee...
Week 9 stunner: Centerville blanks Fairmont for first win of season

Week 9 stunner: Centerville blanks Fairmont for first win of season

Chase Harrison-led Centerville High School teams will win a substantial amount of football games over the next three years. Friday the Elks won their first with the freshman signal caller as a starter. Thanks to success on third down and a swarming defense, Centerville extended its dominance over south suburban rival Fairmont with a shocking 17-0 win on senior night at Roush Stadium. Centerville &ndash...
Fire at Castrucci Honda Service in Miami Twp. under investigation

Fire at Castrucci Honda Service in Miami Twp. under investigation

Crews are working to determine the cause of a small fire Friday night in one of the body shop bays at Castrucci Honda Service in Miami Twp.  A cleaning crew called in the fire a Miami Valley Fire District battalion chief said involved some papers that produced smoke as well. The garage sprinkler system kicked in to douse the fire.  The smoke and fire damage at the business, 3013 Mall Park...
Indianapolis Zoo lioness kills lion mate

Indianapolis Zoo lioness kills lion mate

The Indianapolis Zoo announced Friday that its male lion was killed earlier this week by a lioness in their outdoor yard. Nyack, a 10-year-old male African lion, died Monday when he was attacked by Zuri, an adult female, before the zoo opened for the day. Nyack and Zuri had been housed together for eight years, and produced a litter of three cubs in 2015. Staff said there were no prior instances of...
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