Online dating may have led to capture of fugitive soccer coach in Florida

Fugitive soccer coach Justin K. Smith is now in custody after 45 days on the run. He was captured shortly after 6 p.m. today in Florida in the Fort Walton Beach area. He was booked into the Okaloosa County Jail as a fugitive from justice. Smith, 41, of Germantown, was taken into custody at a townhome, and had been in the area a couple of weeks, according to the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office...


Former fairgrounds needs $17M in infrastructure

Former fairgrounds needs $17M in infrastructure

The initial infrastructure for the redevelopment of the former Montgomery County fairgrounds will cost $17.1 million. Premier Health and University of Dayton — who jointly own the property — are seeking $5 million in state funding to help pay for the infrastructure at the 38-acre site. The proposal is being considered by a committee under the Dayton Development Coalition. The coalition...
SOCHE president to take new job at another higher ed organization

SOCHE president to take new job at another higher ed organization

The president of the Southwestern Ohio Council for Higher Education is taking a new job with another organization. Sean Creighton will become the second president of the New American Colleges and Universities in March, the group announced this week. The NAC&U is a national consortium of select small and mid-size independent colleges that are focused on liberal education, professional studies and civic...
Dayton Flyers film session: Analyzing the turnover issues at Auburn

Dayton Flyers film session: Analyzing the turnover issues at Auburn

Dayton Flyers forward Ryan Mikesell summed up what every Dayton fan who glanced at the box score was thinking after an 82-72 loss at Auburn on Dec. 8. “If we just take care of the ball a little bit more, maybe it’s a couple possession game,” Mikesell said. Dayton shot the ball better than the No. 8 Tigers and won the rebounding battle but never led and trailed by double digits...
What Raiders coach Jon Gruden said about Sunday’s game vs. Bengals

What Raiders coach Jon Gruden said about Sunday’s game vs. Bengals

Oakland Raiders coach Jon Gruden ended his conference call with reporters in Cincinnati on Wednesday by saying he looks forward to getting back to Ohio this weekend. The University of Dayton alumnus will lead the Raiders (3-10) as they face the Cincinnati Bengals (5-8) on Sunday at Paul Brown Stadium. »REPORT: Bengals, Reds stadiums rank low in food cleanliness Gruden, who is in his second stint...
County commissioners officially fire animal shelter director

County commissioners officially fire animal shelter director

Montgomery County Commissioners voted Thursday to terminate longtime Animal Resources Center Director Mark Kumpf’s employment with the county. Kumpf was terminated involuntarily, according to records obtained by the Dayton Daily News. Kumpf’s removal eases the way for 2019 “to be a transformative year” for the facility, Montgomery County Administrator Michael Colbert said earlier...
Government shutdown could still impact more than 400 local jobs

Government shutdown could still impact more than 400 local jobs

While a partial government shutdown would likely have little impact on Wright-Patterson, more than 400 federal employees in the region could still be affected. A quarter of the federal government could shut down just before Christmas if lawmakers don’t agree on a spending bill. Wright-Patterson Air Force Base is not expected to close if President Donald Trump continues his threat to force a...
JUST IN: Oakwood chocolate shop adds second store, eyes 2 more

JUST IN: Oakwood chocolate shop adds second store, eyes 2 more

Oakwood chocolate shop Madame Delluc Artisan Chocolatier opened its second retail location this week and is planning further expansion. The shop — which sells chocolates from the historic and highly acclaimed Brussels, Belgium-based chocolatier named “Mary” — opened a shop Thursday, Dec. 13 in the 900 North Michigan Shops retail center at 900 N. Michigan...
CTE bill honoring former local athlete who died passes Ohio legislature

CTE bill honoring former local athlete who died passes Ohio legislature

An Ohio bill honoring a former Miamisburg athlete is headed to the governor’s desk. Senate Bill 86 includes a section designating Jan. 30 as “Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy Awareness Day” to spotlight a disease that contributed to death of Cody Hamblin, who died in May 2016. He was a quarterback at Miamisburg High School and suffered a series of concussions throughout his football...
Archdeacon: ‘What a great night’ -- Wright State walk-on from Oakwood’s first college game a memorable one

Archdeacon: ‘What a great night’ -- Wright State walk-on from Oakwood’s first college game a memorable one

He had dreamed of this since he was a little kid, but now that the moment was at hand, he was struggling to control his emotions. “I was really nervous,” Andy Neff said. “My heart started racing and I had butterflies. I just kept thinking, ‘I didn’t want to screw up.’” There were just three minutes and 43 seconds left Thursday night in what would end...
Wright State overcomes slow start to rout Northwestern Ohio

Wright State overcomes slow start to rout Northwestern Ohio

Playing against a lightly regarded NAIA team Thursday, Wright State players looked as if they were running in sand during the opening 16 minutes. Part of that sluggishness can be excused since it’s finals week at the school. But the Raiders have spotted opponents big leads in eight of 11 games this year, and coach Scott Nagy isn’t sure how to help them overcome their first-half doldrums...
Report: Bengals, Reds stadiums rank low in food cleanliness

Report: Bengals, Reds stadiums rank low in food cleanliness

Cincinnati’s Great American Ball Park and Paul Brown Stadium did not fare well in an ESPN “Outside the Lines” investigation into food safety at pro sports venues around North America. In the investigation, ESPN “reviewed and collected more than 16,000 food-safety inspection reports from health departments that monitor the 111 professional football, baseball,...
Ohio State football: Will Rose Bowl be Dwayne Haskins’ last in Buckeye uniform?

Ohio State football: Will Rose Bowl be Dwayne Haskins’ last in Buckeye uniform?

Will the Rose Bowl be Dwayne Haskins’ last game in an Ohio State uniform?  The record-setting quarterback won’t say, but he’s handled questions about his future as well as he did Michigan’s No. 1-ranked defense: Flawlessly.  Not only that, the Big Ten’s most valuable player and offensive player of the year didn’t even take the credit for his interview...
BLS: Dayton manufacturing grew 4 percent in past year

BLS: Dayton manufacturing grew 4 percent in past year

The latest federal numbers show that manufacturing employment grew four percent in the past year in the Dayton U.S. Census area. According to the latest Bureau of Labor Statistics data, manufacturing employment, the Dayton area — defined by the federal government as Montgomery, Greene and Miami counties — grew by 1,700 jobs from October 2017 to October 2018, or four percent. RELATED: ...
High-scoring Sinclair guard receives scholarship offer from Dayton

High-scoring Sinclair guard receives scholarship offer from Dayton

Sean McNeil, a 6-foot-4 freshman guard at Sinclair Community College, received a scholarship offer from the Dayton Flyers. McNeil, who was on Dayton’s campus Thursday, announced the offer later in the day on Twitter. He sat behind the Dayton bench Nov. 30 during a game against Mississippi State at UD Arena. McNeil leads the nation in scoring at the junior-college level. He has averaged 34.8...
Local couple ‘in deep with the cartel’ faces fentanyl trafficking charges

Local couple ‘in deep with the cartel’ faces fentanyl trafficking charges

A Harrison Twp. couple will be detained without bond while a charge of trafficking a massive amount of fentanyl is resolved in Dayton’s U.S. District Court. When he was apprehended Nov. 28, Thomas Mead allegedly told law enforcement: “There’s 20 kilos in the basement, and we are in deep with the cartel.” Thomas Mead, 44, and his wife, 34-year-old Renae Mead, both face a charge...
Warren County septic struggle moves to Ohio Supreme Court

Warren County septic struggle moves to Ohio Supreme Court

The process used to permit a septic tank cleaning business to operate in a rural Warren County neighborhood undermines “the transparency and legitimacy of units of government throughout Ohio,” according to the lawyer taking the case to the Ohio Supreme Court. Lawyer Roger Eckert, who lives on Beal Road near the Septek home office, made the claim in an appeal filed with the state&rsquo...
Best of 2018: Top 10 local stories in retail this year

Best of 2018: Top 10 local stories in retail this year

Some retailers struggle to adapt to changing consumer habits in 2018 and others announced massive expansions in a healthy economy. From Elder-Beerman, Sears and Toys “R” Us shutting doors in the region to Aldi aggressively expanding, retail made major headlines this year. Here are 10 of the most read and commented on stories from the area this year: 1. Elder-Beerman closes all locations...
Convicted Springboro man challenges 15-year sentence in Ponzi scheme

Convicted Springboro man challenges 15-year sentence in Ponzi scheme

Convicted Ponzi schemer William Apostelos is challenging his 15-year federal prison sentence alleging ineffective assistance of counsel. Apostelos, 57, of Springboro, was sentenced June 30, 2017, in Dayton’s U.S. District Court after pleading guilty to mail fraud in connection with a Ponzi scheme. Apostelos and his wife Connie — also in federal prison — had been indicted on 27 counts...
Restaurant at The Greene awards $5,000 scholarship to daughter of Beavercreek USAF veteran

Restaurant at The Greene awards $5,000 scholarship to daughter of Beavercreek USAF veteran

The Asian restaurant bd’s Mongolian Grill will donate $5,000 in scholarship funds to a Beavercreek family for use by a U.S. Air Force veteran’s daughter who is a freshman at Ohio State University. The check will be presented at 3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14 at the bd’s Mongolian Grill at The Greene Town Center in Beavercreek. The bd’s Mongolian Grill chain and its fellow Mongolian...
Opioid addiction: Local treatment doctors disciplined

Opioid addiction: Local treatment doctors disciplined

More than a dozen Ohio doctors who have current waivers to prescribe an opioid addiction treatment drug have either lost their medical license or been disciplined for violations related to prescribing practices. A Dayton Daily News Path Forward investigation revealed that lax rules for treating opioid addiction allow tax money to go toward ineffective care.  Doctors, physician assistants and...
Ex-candidate who backed 1st responders charged in firefighter assault after Browns game

Ex-candidate who backed 1st responders charged in firefighter assault after Browns game

A former Miami Twp. candidate’s status with the Montgomery County Democratic Party will be decided after a felony charge against him is resolved, according to the party leader. Democratic Party Central Committee member Zebulon Music, who during his campaign for township trustee advocated more support for first responders, faces charges involving the attack of a Toledo-area firefighter. Music...
Demolition work finally begins inside Dayton Arcade

Demolition work finally begins inside Dayton Arcade

After 27 years of plans that went nowhere and dashed hopes, some people won’t believe the Dayton Arcade will re-open until it actually happens. But even the biggest doubters can’t ignore mounting evidence that the arcade rehab project is the real deal. Social media lit up with excitement this week when photos were posted online of demolition work going on inside the arcade’s iconic...
Wright State overwhelms Northwestern Ohio

Wright State overwhelms Northwestern Ohio

Wright State overcame a sluggish first half and overwhelmed Northwestern Ohio, an NAIA school from Lima, with a strong performance after halftime for a 91-52 win Thursday. The Raiders (5-6) finished the first half with a surge to take a 33-27 halftime lead. They outscored their guests, 29-5, over the first 10:30 of the second half to take command. Freshman sub Skyelar Potter led the way with 17 points...
Dayton Flyers turn focus to basketball after busy week of exams

Dayton Flyers turn focus to basketball after busy week of exams

The Dayton Flyers returned to practice Thursday at the Cronin Center for the first time since their 82-72 loss at Auburn on Saturday. Even with a challenging game looming at 3:30 p.m. Sunday against Tulsa (7-3) in the Basketball Hall of Fame Holiday Showcase at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, Conn., Dayton (5-4) turned all its focus to exams this week. For a number of players, that work...
Boys basketball power rankings: Who are the top teams in the area?

Boys basketball power rankings: Who are the top teams in the area?

Here’s who we consider the top boys high school basketball teams for the area power rankings. 1. Butler (5-0): d. Greenville 75-22, d. Northmont 70-60; hosts Troy on Fri., hosts Sidney on Tue. 2. Springfield (2-2): d. Miamisburg 36-31, lost 73-61 at Upper Arlington; at Centerville on Fri. 3. Sidney (3-1): d. Troy 67-48; hosts Piqua on Fri., at Butler on Tue. 4. Wayne (2-2): d. Beavercreek 53-48...
Partial government shutdown possible: Here’s what it means for Wright-Patt

Partial government shutdown possible: Here’s what it means for Wright-Patt

A quarter of the federal government could shut down just before Christmas if lawmakers don’t agree on a spending bill, but the area’s largest federal employer should escape closing. Wright-Patterson Air Force Base is not expected to close if President Donald Trump continues his threat to force a partial government shutdown if Congress does not approve spending for a wall along the Mexican...
Bengals have one more chance to reward what’s left of home crowd

Bengals have one more chance to reward what’s left of home crowd

The Cincinnati Bengals have one more chance to reward home fans for the investment of their time and money, but it might be too late. Cincinnati (5-8) drew its smallest crowd since 2011 during the last game at Paul Brown Stadium on Dec. 2, and the Bengals host one of the few teams worse than they are Sunday in their home finale against the Oakland Raiders (3-10). »RELATED: Bengals-Raiders game...
Ohio State football: All hands on deck as Buckeyes prepare for Rose Bowl

Ohio State football: All hands on deck as Buckeyes prepare for Rose Bowl

Ohio State is playing in the Rose Bowl on January 1.  Who will be playing for Ohio State, though?  That’s become an increasingly necessary question throughout college football as more and more draft-eligible seniors and juniors opt to skip the postseason and get a head start on preparation for the NFL draft.  The trend hit Ohio State last season when cornerback Denzel Ward chose...
GWOC shakeup: From 20 schools to 8, area’s largest conference in midst of significant changes

GWOC shakeup: From 20 schools to 8, area’s largest conference in midst of significant changes

Having experienced growing pains, Greater Western Ohio Conference membership ultimately decided less is best. The area’s largest high school affiliation with 20 member schools, the GWOC will be down to eight teams beginning in 2020 following Wednesday’s announcement that Trotwood-Madison will be dropped. “It’s been a struggle and challenging year for the GWOC as a whole,&rdquo...
Reds GM on trade for pitcher: ‘This is the first of more to come’

Reds GM on trade for pitcher: ‘This is the first of more to come’

Tanner Roark figured he would be pitching in Washington’s star-studded rotation next year alongside Max Scherzer, Stephen Strasburg and newcomer Patrick Corbin. Instead, he found himself part of the majors’ first Tanner-for-Tanner trade, headed to the rebuilding Reds. Cincinnati acquired him for fellow right-hander Tanner Rainey on Wednesday during the winter...
Richmond school shooting: Social media reaction

Richmond school shooting: Social media reaction

Police responded to an intermediate school in Richmond, Ind., Thursday morning,  after receiving a tip that a teen was going to shoot up the school, according to Indiana State Police. RELATED: Tip helps police prevent Richmond school shooting, teen suspect dead Brandon Clegg, 14, reportedly committed suicide once he was confronted by police at the school and no one else was injured during...
CareSource gets latest report card from state

CareSource gets latest report card from state

CareSource’s performance rating slipped in some categories on its latest report card from Ohio Medicaid, though retained high marks for its efforts to keep children healthy. The nonprofit insurer, headquartered in downtown Dayton, overall received 14 out of 25 stars, ranking 3rd out of the five insurers that privately manage Medicaid plans in Ohio. The Medicaid plans receive annual report cards...
Ohio State football season review: Coaching performances a mixed bag

Ohio State football season review: Coaching performances a mixed bag

What was expected  With Dwayne Haskins directing a new-look offense and the usual stout defense (despite heavy losses to the NFL for a third straight year), the Buckeyes were picked to win the Big Ten East for the seventh time in seven years under head coach Urban Meyer. Another conference title and a return to the College Football Playoff...
Kroger, GoodRx launches prescription membership: Here’s how it works

Kroger, GoodRx launches prescription membership: Here’s how it works

A new membership program at Kroger is expected to lower the cost of commonly-prescribed generic medications for area shoppers. The largest grocery provider in the region launched a program this week called Rx Savings Club in partnership with GoodRx, an online platform that compares current medication prices and finds discounts. The membership program offers three tiers of medications, including free...
Hard work on 3-point shooting paying off for Raiders’ Ernsthausen

Hard work on 3-point shooting paying off for Raiders’ Ernsthausen

Most teams would want their biggest player closest to the basket. But if 6-foot-11 senior Parker Ernsthausen is lurking around the rim on offense, he’s in the wrong place. Wright State already has a proven inside scorer in 6-8, 280-pound Loudon Love, and he needs room to operate without a teammate bringing an extra defender in the post. »PREVIEW: Wright State-Northwestern Ohio That&rsquo...
Blackburn McCafferty trophy, which Dayton and Xavier fought over for decades, up for auction

Blackburn McCafferty trophy, which Dayton and Xavier fought over for decades, up for auction

Xavier University is auctioning off its copy of the Blackburn McCafferty Trophy, the rivalry trophy the Musketeers and the Dayton Flyers fought over for decades. The Xavier Athletics Department auction on EBTH.com describes the trophy as being in fair condition with “scratches to wood and metal” and “chips in the acrylic ball case.” The most recent high bid was...
Montgomery County home sales hit all-time high

Montgomery County home sales hit all-time high

Montgomery County has already recorded more real estate sales during 2018 than any year on record, the county auditor told more than 70 local government officials Thursday morning at an annual update. Valid residential home sales in 2018 just through November soared to 8,462, shooting 19 percent higher than 2016’s total 7,125 and above the previous high year, 2005, which saw 7,710. “As...
‘Christmas Eve baby’ getting his due 100 years later

‘Christmas Eve baby’ getting his due 100 years later

Everett Walker knows what it is like to be short-changed for his birthday.  He’s essentially had 99 years worth of experience. Come Dec. 24,  you can make that 100 years.  Born on Christmas Eve 1918, Walker turns the big 1-0-0  on Monday, Dec. 24. Just like many people born around the holidays, Walker typically got the shaft for his special day and Christmas. There were...
Oakwood residents saddened by closing of longtime barbershop

Oakwood residents saddened by closing of longtime barbershop

A local barbershop that had been serving the community for decades is no longer operating, but many remember the business as something special in the community. MORE: Longtime Oakwood business closes as owner searches for next step Schurman’s Barber Service, 2533 Far Hills Avenue in Oakwood, closed its doors recently. Shop owner Steve Toller said he’s closing the business for good after...
Dayton VR company makes Austin Landing home

Dayton VR company makes Austin Landing home

A locally based creator of 3D virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality software is calling Austin Landing home. Fueled by partnerships with retailer Macy’s and other customers, Marxent moved from the Miami Valley Research Park in Kettering to Austin Landing just before Thanksgiving. RELATED: How much is Austin Landing worth? Owners trying to find out The new home gives the business not...
Hepatitis A cases top 1,000 in Ohio, increase seen among food workers

Hepatitis A cases top 1,000 in Ohio, increase seen among food workers

An area health department is emphasizing the importance of vaccinations and good hand washing after seeing an increasing number of hepatitis A cases among people who work in the food business. Workers who contract the highly contagious viral liver disease are not allowed to work at a restaurant, but it can take a while for people to notice symptoms and get tested. Ohio and several surrounding states...
AFRL contract goes to firm with Dayton ties

AFRL contract goes to firm with Dayton ties

An Oregon company with a presence in Dayton has just been awarded a contract to help protect Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) software. Galois Inc., based Portland Ore., has been awarded an $8,589,384 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for “merged-analysis-to-prevent-exploits software,” along with testing and demonstration work. RELATED: Tech firm to move into renovated historic downtown...
JUST IN: Game of Thrones Scotch Whisky coming to Dayton for 1 day only

JUST IN: Game of Thrones Scotch Whisky coming to Dayton for 1 day only

Two southwest Ohio agency liquor stores will offer a limited number of all eight bottles of The Game of  Thrones Single Malt Scotch Whisky Collection for sale at regular retail prices next Tuesday morning, Dec. 18.  Created to commemorate the eighth and final season of the HBO series Game of Thrones, The GOT Single Malt Scotch Whisky Collection features eight limited-edition scotches...
Kentucky high school stages 'Adulting Day' to target real-life skills

Kentucky high school stages 'Adulting Day' to target real-life skills

A Kentucky high school staged an “Adulting Day” event Wednesday, an event that gave student tips in making the grade with real-life issues, WAVE reported. >> Read more trending news  Seniors at Bullitt Central High School were schooled in practical matters such as managing credit cards, changing a tire, finances and dormitory room cooking, the television station reported...
Prada pulls products after 'blackface imagery' backlash

Prada pulls products after 'blackface imagery' backlash

Italian luxury fashion label Prada is pulling a controversial product line that many have called “racist” and said depicts “blackface imagery.” >> Read more trending news  The new “Pradamalia” collection of wallets, jewelry and trinkets is part of what Prada calls “a new family of mysterious tiny creatures that are one part biological, one...
Watch: Thief struggles to steal huge TV

Watch: Thief struggles to steal huge TV

This thief should get points for not giving up. >> Read more trending news  Surveillance video released by Maryland police showed a man struggling to steal a large 4K television set on Nov. 29, WBAL reported. According to the Prince George's County police blog, the man grabs a large box at a residence in Fort Washington. As he hustles back to his car, the man stumbles and falls...
Two dogs thrown out of window on New York interstate

Two dogs thrown out of window on New York interstate

Two dogs were thrown out of a moving vehicle on a New York interstate Wednesday, and state troopers are looking for the person or persons responsible. WTEM reported. >> Read more trending news  New York State Police driving on I-81 in Cortland County at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday noticed a tractor-trailer pulled over in the left lane, the television station reported. The driver was several...
Florida mom served by teen at meat counter who later was charged in son's murder

Florida mom served by teen at meat counter who later was charged in son's murder

A Florida woman discovered that a clerk who served her at a Tampa meat market last month is the man accused of murdering her son, the Tampa Bay Times reported. >> Read more trending news  Tara Jones was wearing two laminated images of her 18-year-old son, TeSean “Bama” Blue, who was shot to death in Tampa on Sept. 3 while riding his bicycle, when she went to the Meat Depot...
Former Atlanta Falcons All-Pro Bill Fralic dead at 56

Former Atlanta Falcons All-Pro Bill Fralic dead at 56

Former Atlanta Falcons offensive lineman Bill Fralic, who played for the team from 1985 to 1992, died Thursday following a battle with cancer, according to the University of Pittsburgh. He was 56. >> Read more trending news  After a storied career at the University of Pittsburgh, the three-time All-American was drafted second overall in the 1985 draft by the Falcons...
Ranch has updated roof, kitchen, bathrooms, flooring

Ranch has updated roof, kitchen, bathrooms, flooring

FEATURE HOME 1004 PEPPER HILL DRIVE, KETTERING Home includes 1-car garage, covered rear patio Contributing Writer With an updated roof, this brick ranch is nearly maintenance free on the exterior, and the interior has received several updates with the final touches to the flooring throughout. Listed for $154,900 by Irongate Inc. Realtors, the ranch at 1004 Pepper Hill Drive has about 1,410 square...
Brick 2-story offers first-floor bedroom suite

Brick 2-story offers first-floor bedroom suite

FEATURE HOME 1939 FOUNTAIN VIEW DRIVE, BUTLER TWP. Finished basement has rec, media, exercises rooms Contributing Writer An open floor plan on the main level, a finished basement with daylight windows, and a main bedroom suite with sitting area are a few highlights of this two-story home. Listed for $419,900 by Coldwell Banker Heritage Realtors, the brick two-story at 1939 Fountain View Drive has...
Open gathering areas

Open gathering areas

COVER HOUSE 2171 CLEARVIEW DRIVE, BELLBROOK Corner lot, lots of greenspace surround 3-bedroom ranch Contributing writer Elevated slightly above its gently sloping front lawn, the brick ranch at 2171 Clearview Drive in Bellbrook sits somewhat recessed from the street. Its position on a half-acre, corner lot adds an increased measure of privacy to enjoy sitting on the covered front porch. “There...
Finished basement adds more living space to 2-story

Finished basement adds more living space to 2-story

FEATURE HOME 8758 ELYSEE CIRCLE, WASHINGTON TWP. 3-car garage, covered porches among amenities Contributing Writer Rich hardwood floors fill the open first floor living space and continue up to the second level where there is a bonus room in this Washington Twp. home. Add the full, finished basement and this two-story home has a floor plan with flexibility. Listed for $489,900 by Bechtel Realtors...
Disciplined Springfield earns hard-fought win at Centerville

Disciplined Springfield earns hard-fought win at Centerville

Springfield High School boys basketball coach Isaiah Carson knew the key to beating rival Centerville was playing disciplined — especially on the defensive end of the floor. The Wildcats had to stay structured in the paint against Centerville 6-foot-9 post player Mo Njie, who stood four inches taller than any player on Springfield’s roster. »RELATED: Trotwood routs Xenia »POWER...
Multiple injuries reported in Kettering crash

Multiple injuries reported in Kettering crash

At least three people are reported injured in a crash in the area of Research Boulevard (state Route 835) and Founders Drive in Kettering.  The accident was reported about 11:15 p.m. and a caller to this newsroom said one of the vehicles is on its top.  We have a crew on the way. We will update this developing report as we learn more. 
Head-on crash kills 69-year-old Sabina man

Head-on crash kills 69-year-old Sabina man

One driver was killed and another seriously injured Friday afternoon in a head-on crash on state Route 72. Richard Steiner, 69, of Sabina, was pronounced dead at the scene by the Clinton County Coroner's Office, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol's Wilmington Post.  Steiner was driving a 2001 Chevrolet S-10 pickup truck north on Ohio 72. A 2016 Kia Sportage driven by Joshua McKinley,...
Father reportedly turned away from mental health institute days before being shot, killed by police

Father reportedly turned away from mental health institute days before being shot, killed by police

A Memphis, Tennessee, father of six is dead after Memphis police shot and killed him Thursday night. MPD said a man was pointing a gun at a motorist in Raleigh. Investigators were called to the intersection of James Road and Homewood Street around 10:20 p.m., according to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. Officers arrived on the scene and noticed the suspect was armed. Shots were fired, and the...
Police detain 2 accused of stealing from Walmart in Franklin, trying to elude capture

Police detain 2 accused of stealing from Walmart in Franklin, trying to elude capture

Two people accused of shoplifting from a Walmart in Franklin were taken into custody after they crashed while trying to elude police.  The getaway car crashed at the end of a cul-de-sac on Highridge Court in Franklin after first bumping a police cruiser, Franklin police said.  The theft is said to have occurred at the Walmart Superstore off state Route 73. A police officer spotted the fleeing...

HS Scores 12/14: Hall leads Fairmont in win over ‘Boro

Boys Basketball Friday’s Results Alter 40, McNicholas 38: Uhl (A) 19; Burkhardt (M) 16. Ansonia 40, Newton 37, OT: Jamison (N) 11. Arcanum 47, National Trail 41: Meeks (A) 26; Harris (NT) 10. Benjamin Logan 70, Graham 69, OT Butler 58, Troy 50 Catholic Central 68, Cedarville 48 Cin. Christian 70, New Miami 52: Reutener (CC) 15; Duncan (NM) 23. Colerain 54, Sycamore 53 Emmanuel Christian 67,...
‘Mom did all the hard work,’ says 911 dispatcher for baby born on I-75

‘Mom did all the hard work,’ says 911 dispatcher for baby born on I-75

They were just a couple miles away from the entrance to Miami Valley Hospital, but little Daniel could not wait to make his arrival. Now, the dispatcher who helped Carlos and Juliana Macedo deliver Daniel safely, talks about the call she’ll never forget. Jovita Preston has been a 911 dispatcher in Montgomery County for almost three years. “Mom did all the hard work,” she said...
Miami University approves gaming and simulation major

Miami University approves gaming and simulation major

The Board of Trustees voted to establish a new Bachelor of Science major in games and simulation within the College of Creative Arts, according to a release. The program offers a minor and 50 gaming courses.  Miami’s gaming design program is also ranked number 3 in the U.S. among public universities
Area businesses prepare for another partial government shutdown

Area businesses prepare for another partial government shutdown

If lawmakers in Washington can’t agree on a spending bill, there could be a partial government shutdown next week at midnight on Dec. 21 that could impact hundreds of workers in the Miami Valley. One of the most significant impacts in our area would be to the Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park, which is funded by one of the federal agencies that would run out of money if congress...
Good Samaritans pay off layaways for Walmart customers in Georgia

Good Samaritans pay off layaways for Walmart customers in Georgia

There are four Walmarts in Forsyth County, Georgia, and now everyone who had items in layaway can take those things home free and clear, thanks to a random act of kindness.  It all happened because of a Santa Claus of sorts in Forsyth County this week. One man filled with holiday spirit felt compelled to help others. "We just felt a tug in our hearts," said Forsyth County resident Greg...
Montgomery County Children Services has 100th adoption

Montgomery County Children Services has 100th adoption

Montgomery County Children Services hit a milestone Friday when they had their 100th adoption of 2018. Megan and Josh Farnham adopted Samuel today. He’s been in the county’s care since he was two-days-old. “I always tell people this is one of the hardest things that we have ever done, but by far the most rewarding. I mean he is completely worth it,” said Megan Farnham. The...
Mom of fighter jet pilot who crashed in Hawaii details son's heroic efforts

Mom of fighter jet pilot who crashed in Hawaii details son's heroic efforts

It's a mother's worst nightmare. Elaine Regan sat down with WFXT to describe the moment she got the phone call telling her that her son, Matthew Pothier, had crashed his fighter jet into the Pacific Ocean. “He was one of those kids that knew early on that he wanted to be an aviator, specifically, a jet pilot," said Regan. "He had a wonderful experience with the Andover school...
State Attorney General, Gov.-elect Mike DeWine is scheduled guest on ‘60 Minutes’

State Attorney General, Gov.-elect Mike DeWine is scheduled guest on ‘60 Minutes’

Attorney General Mike DeWine is scheduled to appear on “60 Minutes” this Sunday.  The governor-elect's lawsuits against opioid manufacturers and distributors will be featured during the CBS program at 7:30 p.m. (to air at the conclusion of the scheduled NFL game), according to a news release.  DeWine sat down with “60 Minutes” Correspondent Bill Whitaker in August...
AAA: Insure to stay safe against holiday accidents

AAA: Insure to stay safe against holiday accidents

AAA is reminding the public to consider holiday insurance to help cover costs in case of an accident. Last year, holiday decoration-related accidents sent almost 13,000 people to emergency rooms, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. At least 1,000 home fires were also caused by Christmas decorations or trees. Some situations AAA insurance can help pay for you and your guests include...
Humane Society investigation leads to discovery of dead puppy in pet store freezer

Humane Society investigation leads to discovery of dead puppy in pet store freezer

Dead puppies, including one kept in a plastic bag in the freezer, were allegedly found inside a Petland store in Kennesaw, Georgia, according to a report by the Humane Society of the United States. An undercover investigator for the nonprofit worked at the Petland from September to November, and the organization released its report Tuesday. An employee told the investigator she sometimes...
Trump names Mick Mulvaney acting White House chief of staff

Trump names Mick Mulvaney acting White House chief of staff

Update 5:23 p.m. EDT Dec. 14: In a tweet Friday, President Donald Trump named Mick Mulvaney, the current Director of the Office of Management and Budget, as acting White House Chief of Staff. Trump deemed Mulvaney his “acting chief of staff” but it was not immediately clear what that meant for the length of his tenure. President Donald Trump said Saturday that White House Chief of...
Dash cam video shows scene after Clay Twp. officer-involved shooting

Dash cam video shows scene after Clay Twp. officer-involved shooting

Cruiser dash camera video shows deputies arriving after a Brookville man shot at the Clay Twp. administration building last month before an officer-involved shooting. Aaron Mitchell, 40, was shot three by police in the encounter. He is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday following his indictment on two counts of felonious assault on a police officer, among other charges. He is accused of leading officers...
3 cited for beheading snowman decoration

3 cited for beheading snowman decoration

Three people in Wisconsin have been cited for decapitating a snowman decoration in the front yard of a private residence. Tony Harper of South Milwaukee was home Saturday evening when he heard a "loud crunch." Looking out at his front yard, Harper noticed his 4-foot snowman decoration was ripped in half. "I happened to look outside and there was a woman walking down the road with my...
3 arrested in Mercer County after drug traffic stop, search warrant by HIT team

3 arrested in Mercer County after drug traffic stop, search warrant by HIT team

Two people were taken into custody Dec. 13 as a result of a traffic stop conducted in the 700 block of Echo Street. Matthew J. Broerman, 28, of St. Henry, and Angel A. Stork, 29, of Celina, of St. Henry, were both booked into the Mercer County Adult Detention Facility for possession of drugs, according to a release. The judge set their bond at $50,000. A K-9 unit indicated the presence of narcotics...
Friend: People made fun of Richmond school shooter

Friend: People made fun of Richmond school shooter

The mother of the 14-year-old who brought a gun to a Richmond school called 9-1-1 to alert police, allowing officers and school officials to intervene before the teen could potentially harm others. Indiana State Police on Friday night confirmed that Mary York, 42, of Richmond, made the call Thursday morning. Grief counselors flocked to Richmond schools to talk with students and faculty Friday, a day...
Amazon employee accused of stealing $4,000 in items, shipping empty boxes, deputies say

Amazon employee accused of stealing $4,000 in items, shipping empty boxes, deputies say

An Amazon employee is accused of taking $4,000 worth of customer’s items and gift cards then shipping empty boxes to them, deputies say.  >> Read more trending news  Elvis Edgardo Soto, 20, took items including several iPhone cases, screen protectors, eyebrow pomade and a toy pony, while he worked at an Amazon fulfillment center, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s...
$300,000 missing after truck spilled money on New Jersey highway

$300,000 missing after truck spilled money on New Jersey highway

Nearly $300,000 is missing after two bags of cash fell from a Brinks armored truck onto a New Jersey highway Thursday morning, according to East Rutherford.  An investigation by police determined two plastics bags – one with $370,000 and another with $140,000 – had fallen through an open door. Police said a malfunction caused the door to become unsecured.  The bags opened up...
Richmond school shooting: Suspect in attack ‘not a bad kid,’ student says

Richmond school shooting: Suspect in attack ‘not a bad kid,’ student says

A student claims he knew 14-year-old Brandon Clegg, reportedly involved in the Dennis Intermediate school shooting in Richmond, Indiana, on Thursday, as a nice and cool young man. “He wasn’t a bad kid,” Kaden Baker, 13, told NewsCenter 7’s Gabrielle Enright.  Baker, a student at Julia E. Test Intermediate School, claimed Clegg was a former student at Dennis Intermediate...
Miss USA apologizes for controversial comments made in Instagram video

Miss USA apologizes for controversial comments made in Instagram video

Miss USA has apologized for comments she made about fellow Miss Universe contestants that sparked controversy online. In a live Instagram video posted Wednesday, 24-year-old contestant Sarah Rose Summers can be heard saying that Miss Vietnam, H'Hen Nie, is “so cute and she pretends to know so much English and then you ask her a question after having a whole conversation with her...
Johnson & Johnson stock tanks amid report company knew since ‘70s its baby powder contained asbestos 

Johnson & Johnson stock tanks amid report company knew since ‘70s its baby powder contained asbestos 

Johnson & Johnson has promoted its baby powder as a safe and gentle product for use on babies and adults even as the company knew for decades that the product contains carcinogens, according to an investigation by Reuters. >> Read more trending news  Company reports, internal memos as well as trial and deposition documents indicate that at least from 1971 to the early 2000s, Johnson & Johnson&rsquo...
Strange smell reported in area

Strange smell reported in area

We are hearing reports of a strange smell throughout Greene County.  Greene County dispatch has received multiple reports of a foul stench in the county but cannot pinpoint a location. The smell has been reported in Beavercreek, Sugarcreek Twp. and Bellbrook.  Don Parker, SKYWARN coordinator, reported an odor of manure outside in the area of Far Hills Avenue and Whipp Road in Washington...
Death of woman found in trunk remains a mystery

Death of woman found in trunk remains a mystery

Hamilton police are continuing to investigate why the body of Angela Marie Powers was found in the trunk of an SUV earlier this month in Ross Twp. Powers, 39, was identified Thursday by the Butler County Coroner’s Office. Her last known address was listed in Fairfield. Lillian Dyehouse of Robin Avenue in Ross Twp. “discovered what she believed to be a deceased person” at about 3...
Mueller investigation: Special counsel files rebuttal to Michael Flynn sentencing memo

Mueller investigation: Special counsel files rebuttal to Michael Flynn sentencing memo

Special counsel Robert Mueller urged a judge to reject arguments made by attorneys for President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn ahead of his sentencing next week, writing Friday in a court filing that, “the seriousness of the defendant’s offense cannot be called into question.” “The Court should reject his attempt to minimize it,”...
’Blurred Lines’ lawsuit: Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams must pay Marvin Gaye’s family $5M

’Blurred Lines’ lawsuit: Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams must pay Marvin Gaye’s family $5M

The legal dust-up between Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams and the family of the late singer Marvin Gaye is finally over. A judge has ruled Thicke and Williams must pay Gaye’s family nearly $5 million over a copyright infringement lawsuit that claimed the songwriters used Gaye’s 1977 song “Got to Give It Up” in their 2013 song “Blurred Lines,” Billboard...
Michigan mom calls police when son won't get out of bed

Michigan mom calls police when son won't get out of bed

When a mother in Michigan couldn't get her teenage son to wake up for school one morning, she called for backup -- from the police. >> Read more trending news  Zachary Towns, a 14-year-old eighth-grader in Grand Blanc Township, admitted to WEYI-TV that he can be lazy and he likes to sleep in. On Thursday morning, the teen was struggling to get out of bed and blamed his sister...
Chris Pratt makes Katherine Schwarzenegger relationship social media official

Chris Pratt makes Katherine Schwarzenegger relationship social media official

It was one of the worst kept Hollywood relationship secrets, but now actor Chris Pratt has made it Instagram-official. He is dating Katherine Schwarzenegger, daughter of actor and former governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger and his ex-wife, Maria Shriver. Pratt, 39, posted photos and a birthday message for Katherine Schwarzenegger. While the couple has been in other family members’ social media posts...
High school senior gives friend with special needs perfect gift for Christmas

High school senior gives friend with special needs perfect gift for Christmas

An Arizona high school senior has brought a bit of holiday cheer to one of his friends and schoolmates, a sophomore at Maricopa High School. Jake Marr had become friends with Matthew Sabetta. Jake is the senior and Matthew is the 10th-grader, who happens to have William’s Syndrome, KPHO reported.  William’s syndrome is a genetic condition. Matthew is missing 26 to 27 genes but has...
Report: Man who fatally stabbed brother 93 times in 2013 found ‘irrestorably incompetent’

Report: Man who fatally stabbed brother 93 times in 2013 found ‘irrestorably incompetent’

Two New Orleans psychiatrists have found a man who stabbed his brother 93 times before placing his body under a burning mattress in 2013 “irrestorably incompetent” to stand trial and recommended he be committed to a psychiatric hospital.  Ian Broyard, 27, is accused of murder and tampering with evidence in the Nov. 6, 2013, stabbing death of 23-year-old Michael Broyard III, NOLA...
Construction finished for 50 new senior apartments in Dayton

Construction finished for 50 new senior apartments in Dayton

Apartments for seniors are quickly being leased at a newly built complex along lower Salem Avenue. Construction just finished on Audubon Crossing, but only 15 of the 50 units were still available as of Friday afternoon. The affordable housing community cost about $9.6 million to develop, according to the Ohio Housing Finance Agency, which awarded tax credits toward the project. The apartments were...
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