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After talk of removal, Centerville retains cross country coach

Innocent bystander grandmother killed: ‘Hit by a bullet that has no eyes’

The Dayton address where police said a 62-year-old grandmother known for her Southern-style cooking died Saturday after a drive-by shooting had 26 shots fired into it last fall, according to police records. Sherrell V. Wheatley, 62, of Dayton, died of a gunshot wound to the head, according to the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office. Saturday’s homicide on North Euclid Avenue makes no sense...


Man found shot in the head in Dayton home has died, coroner said

Man found shot in the head in Dayton home has died, coroner said

Anthony Wilson, who was found with a gunshot wound to his head at a Dayton home Sunday, has died, the Montgomery County Coroner’s office confirmed Monday afternoon. However, the manner of in which he died is pending, the coroner said.  We will continue to follow this story and bring you the latest information when it becomes available.  A 38-year-old man was transported to...
FOOD NEWS: Local restaurant chain named to national ‘Top 100 Movers & Shakers’ list

FOOD NEWS: Local restaurant chain named to national ‘Top 100 Movers & Shakers’ list

A Kettering-based restaurant chain scored some national acclaim over the weekend when it was named to Fast Casual’s “Top 100 Movers and Shakers” list. It’s at least the second appearance on the list for Hot Head Burritos, which opened its first restaurant in Kettering in 2007. Hot Head was #54 in the 2012 Top 100 Movers and Shakers list, and earned #57 on the 2018 list...
Student brings loaded gun to Moraine school, police say

Student brings loaded gun to Moraine school, police say

All students at the Education Service Center have physical or behavioral disabilities, said Frank DePalma, superintendent for the Educational Service Center. The Moraine school serves sixth grades through 22-year-olds, he said.  Teachers at the school became aware of the gun Monday morning when they heard students talking about it as they got off the bus, DePalma said. Teachers immediately confiscated...
Austin Landing adds 55 more jobs with company’s headquarters

Austin Landing adds 55 more jobs with company’s headquarters

An engineering firm headquartered in the Dayton-area has moved its central office to Austin Landing. Civil Engineers of Southwest Ohio Inc. now has 55 employees at its Progress Park Tower site on Rigby Road, where a a ribbon-cutting was held last week. CESO, formerly headquartered on Yankee Road in Washington Twp., now employs 150 across nine offices in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Tennessee, Florida...
Dayton to activate 5 red-light cameras today for 30-day warning period

Dayton to activate 5 red-light cameras today for 30-day warning period

Five traffic enforcement red-light cameras will be activated starting today at two intersections. Three cameras will be at James H. McGee Boulevard and West Third Street, and two others are at Linden Avenue and South Smithville Road. A 30-day warning period begins Monday at both locations, according to a release from the city. During the warning period, the registered owner of a vehicle committing...
The Latest: White House setting up meeting on Russia probe

The Latest: White House setting up meeting on Russia probe

The Latest on President Donald Trump and the Russia investigation (all times local): 4:50 p.m. The White House says President Donald Trump's Chief of Staff John Kelly plans to "immediately set up a meeting" with congressional leaders and the FBI, Justice Department and Director of National Intelligence to review "highly classified and other information they have requested" related...
Wright State trustee: University’s next budget is a ‘recipe for disaster’

Wright State trustee: University’s next budget is a ‘recipe for disaster’

Wright State University may meet its budget and avoid state fiscal watch this year but future revenue dips could make doing so again next year just as difficult. WSU administrators are trying to add $6 million to reserves by June 30 to avoid being placed on state fiscal watch. Administrators and trustees have expressed a wide range of opinions in recent weeks about whether the university will meet...

Gunmen try to corner police reacting to shots in French city

Police officials say a group of people, some armed with guns, shot into the air in the French city of Marseille and tried to corner officers who responded to the sound of gunfire.   Christophe Reynaud of the Marseille police said one resident was hit in the head with a butt of a gun and slightly injured during the incident in the Busserine district on early Monday evening. Reynaud ruled out terrorism...
Big money, political muscle on display in payday lending clash

Big money, political muscle on display in payday lending clash

Payday lending stores dot the landscape of Ohio’s small towns, suburban strip malls and inner-city thoroughfares. To hear one side tell it, they give their customers — many with bad credit — much-needed access to quick money for emergencies and everyday expenses. To hear the other side tell it, they take advantage of the poor by charging the highest interest rates in the country...
Ohio gets ‘scorecard’ on addiction policies: Track how it’s doing

Ohio gets ‘scorecard’ on addiction policies: Track how it’s doing

The opioid overdose crisis has prompted so many new programs and policy changes in recent years there has been little time to see what is working and what still needs to be done. That’s about to change. The “Ohio addiction policy inventory and scorecard” — developed by the Health Policy Institute of Ohio — examines what’s been working and what gaps remain in addiction...
Calling 911: 7 tips for making sure emergency crews can find you

Calling 911: 7 tips for making sure emergency crews can find you

The number of 911 calls placed by people using wireless phones has significantly increased in recent years, according to the Federal Communications Commission.  An estimated 70 percent of 911 calls are place from wireless phones, and that number is only increasing, according to the FCC. Mobile phones aren’t associated with one fixed location or address, which can complicate response times...
Dayton police: Man arrested after showing lighter that resembled gun

Dayton police: Man arrested after showing lighter that resembled gun

A 42-year-old man was arrested after police said he threatened employees of a business with what appeared to be a gun and was later discovered to be a lighter. Police arrested Shaun Monte Coleman at Cato clothing on South Smithville Road on May 17 after employees said they thought they were being robbed with what they said was a “real gun,” according to Dayton police records. RELATED:...
Former Dayton meat market transformed into home with a modern flair

Former Dayton meat market transformed into home with a modern flair

A Pershing Boulevard house in Dayton doesn’t look like a home at all at first glance and that’s because for most of its life it was something entirely different. At 2146 Pershing Blvd. sits a two-story, 3,181-square-foot brick building built in 1923. The structure was originally a storefront for Meyer’s meat market with an upstairs apartment, said current owner Judith Moore. The...
Kayaker fights for life after rattlesnake falls from tree into boat, biting him

Kayaker fights for life after rattlesnake falls from tree into boat, biting him

A day on the water turned into a man’s fight for life after a rattlesnake fell into his boat as he was going down the river. The man, who has not been named, was enjoying the Edisto River in Colleton County, South Carolina, Sunday when the snake fell. It bit the 28-year-old man twice on the hand before the man’s friends grabbed the snake and got their injured buddy to land, WLTX reported...
Zombies in Florida? City alert accidentally blames the undead for power outage

Zombies in Florida? City alert accidentally blames the undead for power outage

Don't worry, Florida residents: You still have time to prepare for the zombie apocalypse, even though a strange alert sent early Sunday may have had many Lake Worth residents thinking otherwise. >> Read more trending news  According to the Palm Beach Post, the South Florida city mistakenly issued a "zombie alert for residents of Lake Worth and Terminus" – likely...
Trump to meet S. Korea’s Moon amid signs that partnership is faltering on N. Korea

Trump to meet S. Korea’s Moon amid signs that partnership is faltering on N. Korea

President Donald Trump will meet with South Korean President Moon Jae-in at the White House on Tuesday amid signs that his close partnership with Seoul in brokering a historic nuclear deal with North Korea's Kim Jong Un is faltering.  Moon's top aides presented Trump in March with the invitation from Kim to hold the unprecedented summit, an offer Trump accepted on the spot. But Moon's visit to...
South Carolina baseball: SEC Tournament bracket, schedule, dates

South Carolina baseball: SEC Tournament bracket, schedule, dates

In the fourth and final game of the day on Tuesday, the South Carolina baseball team opens SEC Tournament play as the fifth seed against No. 12 Missouri. A tournament champion will be crowned in Hoover, Ala. on Sunday. Earlier in May, South Carolina (32-22, 17-13 SEC) closed out league play at Founders Park with a 2-1 series win over Missouri (34-21, 12-18 SEC). The Tigers...
Details on LSU legend Billy Cannon’s public visitation, funeral

Details on LSU legend Billy Cannon’s public visitation, funeral

LSU football is in the news every day, and  the Bayou Bengal Briefing is here to keep you updated with the latest headlines five mornings a week. Join us every Monday through Friday for the biggest news on Tigers football, recruiting, baseball and more. Enjoy! Two days after former LSU running back and Heisman Trophy winner Billy Cannon passed away at 80...
Mexican candidates take hard line on Trump

Mexican candidates take hard line on Trump

The four candidates to be president of Mexico called each other liars and hypocrites. They slung demeaning nicknames. They lobbed accusations about each other's alleged corruption and pampered families.  But if there was one thing that the candidates agreed on in a debate Sunday night, it was President Donald Trump.  The candidates charted a similar course: Each said he would demand respect...
High school arranges early graduation so mother with cancer can see twin daughters receive diplomas

High school arranges early graduation so mother with cancer can see twin daughters receive diplomas

When twin sisters Morgan and Regan McVey graduate Thursday from Talawanda High School, it will actually be their second commencement ceremony. Earlier this year, the school provided a special moment for the seniors and their mother, who was diagnosed with cancer last fall. MORE: Talawanda graduate doing great work throughout Butler County As the school year moved into its second semester, it was evident...
2018 SEC Baseball Tournament: Bracket, scores, schedule for Tuesday games (May 22, 2018)

2018 SEC Baseball Tournament: Bracket, scores, schedule for Tuesday games (May 22, 2018)

The 2018 SEC Baseball Tournament starts on Tuesday, May 22. Below you can find a bracket, a schedule as well as dates and seeds for the event. The event will be held in Hoover, Ala. For a high-res version, click here. Tuesday, May 22 Game 1: No. 6 Vanderbilt vs. No. 11 Texas A&M | 10:30 a.m.  | SEC Network  | WatchESPN  | Single elimination...
Xi Jinping can make or break any deal between Trump and Kim

Xi Jinping can make or break any deal between Trump and Kim

President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un will meet next month to negotiate a deal that could avert nuclear war. But the ultimate success of any agreement hinges on someone else: China's President Xi Jinping.  As North Korea's largest trading partner, China's enforcement of United Nations sanctions helped bring Kim to the negotiating table while also shielding his regime from Trump's warnings of...
They spoke Spanish in a Montana store. Then a border agent asked for their IDs

They spoke Spanish in a Montana store. Then a border agent asked for their IDs

In the small town of Havre, Montana, the Town Pump Convenience Store is about the only shop open after midnight. It was about that time last Wednesday when a pair of friends, Ana Suda, who was out of eggs, and Mimi Hernandez, whose daughter needed milk, walked into the store.  Suda does not recall what they discussed while they browsed the store, but she knows they conversed in Spanish. That...
Blankenship says he will make a third-party run for Senate in West Virginia

Blankenship says he will make a third-party run for Senate in West Virginia

Controversial former coal baron Don Blankenship said Monday that he is launching a third-party campaign for the Senate after losing in West Virginia's Republican primary, a decision that could complicate the GOP's efforts to keep its majority in the midterm elections.  Blankenship, who finished third in the Republican primary for Senate in West Virginia earlier this month, said in a statement...
When to spot International Space Station flyover in Dayton this week

When to spot International Space Station flyover in Dayton this week

There will be several chances to see the International Space Station fly over Dayton this week, said Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini. Clouds should be decreasing this evening, giving viewers a clear shot of finding the station. The ISS will appear in the southwest sky and drop below the horizon in the east/northeast sky around 9:30 p.m. It will take about six minutes and reach 59 degrees...
Divisions within Trump team undercut quick trade victory with China

Divisions within Trump team undercut quick trade victory with China

By the time U.S. negotiators wrapped up high-level talks with a visiting Chinese delegation last week, President Donald Trump’s ambitions for a multibillion-dollar trade agreement had, for the time being, shriveled into a blandly worded communiqué without any dollar figures. It was not clear that the talks set a path to success.  Ceaseless infighting and jockeying for influence on...
Michigan ranked No. 5 in Athlon’s top 25; Jim Harbaugh announces South Africa 2019 trip

Michigan ranked No. 5 in Athlon’s top 25; Jim Harbaugh announces South Africa 2019 trip

Michigan football is always the main topic in Breakfast of Victors, Land of 10’s daily Wolverines notebook — but we cover news, notes and analysis across Wolverines sports. Join us each morning to get caught up on everything you missed in the world of Michigan football, recruiting, basketball and more . Several news outlets have released their...
Where Ohio State’s 2015 recruiting class has gone; Buckeyes open as 38-point favorites vs. Oregon State

Where Ohio State’s 2015 recruiting class has gone; Buckeyes open as 38-point favorites vs. Oregon State

Ohio State football is the No. 1 topic in  Wake Up Sloopy most days — but we cover news, notes and analysis from across Buckeyes sports. Join us each morning to get caught up on everything you missed in the world of Ohio State football, recruiting, basketball and more. Not many names from Ohio State’s 2015 recruiting class are left on the Buckeyes&rsquo...
Does Iowa football underachieve? Could recruiting change that?

Does Iowa football underachieve? Could recruiting change that?

Iowa football is always the main topic in the Iowa Breakfast Club, Land of 10’s daily Hawkeyes notebook — but we cover news, notes and analysis across Hawkeyes sports. Join us each morning to get caught up on everything you missed in the world of Iowa football, recruiting, basketball and more. MORE: Want this roundup in your inbox every morning? ...
Penn State lands 2 more big recruits; Athlon projects Nittany Lions outside of top 10

Penn State lands 2 more big recruits; Athlon projects Nittany Lions outside of top 10

Penn State football is the No. 1 topic in We are… Awake every day — but we cover news, notes and analysis from across Nittany Lions sports. Join us each morning to get caught up on everything you missed in the world of Penn State football, recruiting, basketball and more. Penn State finished last week with a recruiting bang and it started this week with...
Wisconsin coach Paul Chryst’s bold words for 2018; Week 1 odds set

Wisconsin coach Paul Chryst’s bold words for 2018; Week 1 odds set

Wisconsin football and basketball are always the main topics in Bucky’s Breakfast, Land of 10’s daily Badgers notebook — but we cover news, notes and analysis across Badgers sports. Join us each morning to get caught up on everything you missed in the world of Wisconsin football, recruiting, basketball and more. In a Q&A with Jesse...
These numbers suggest Arkansas is best team in SEC, country

These numbers suggest Arkansas is best team in SEC, country

Arkansas football rules the world of Razorbacks sports. So, with your bacon, have some Hogs for Breakfast and get caught up. It’s SEC Country’s weekday column and roundup on all things Arkansas … especially Arkansas football. Opinion, numbers, inane babble and more! And now with ironic exclamation points! There is no place like it on...
LSU baseball: How to watch, stream, listen to game vs. Mississippi State in SEC Tournament (May 22, 2018)

LSU baseball: How to watch, stream, listen to game vs. Mississippi State in SEC Tournament (May 22, 2018)

LSU baseball opens SEC Tournament play against the Mississippi State Bulldogs on Tuesday. Follow the article below for information on how to watch, listen to and stream the game. Tied at 15-15 in SEC play this season, LSU and Mississippi State begin the postseason on Tuesday with a single-elimination matchup in the SEC Tournament. LSU and Mississippi State played a three-game...
Who won 'American Idol' 2018? Winner revealed in season finale

Who won 'American Idol' 2018? Winner revealed in season finale

Maddie Poppe took home the “American Idol” crown Monday night, beating out Caleb Lee Hutchinson, a Georgia country singer. Poppe, a 19-year-old Iowa singer-songwriter, was so overtaken by emotion that she couldn’t finish her original song, “Going Going Gone.” The rest of the top 10 plus Katy Perry joined her on stage. Hutchinson even sang a few lines himself...
This Dayton student just got a college diploma before graduating high school

This Dayton student just got a college diploma before graduating high school

Ashli Garnett has had a busy week or so.  The Dayton teenager earned a college diploma on May 6 from Sinclair Community College.  This Wednesday, the Dayton teen will walk across the stage to receive her diploma from Paul Laurence Dunbar Early College High School. The 18-year-old is the first Dunbar student to earn an associate's degree at Sinclair Community College as part of...
‘Dietland’ is violent, disruptive and surreal. Enjoy the ride!

‘Dietland’ is violent, disruptive and surreal. Enjoy the ride!

The most subversive moment on television this summer? It might be a cartoon credit sequence for “Dietland,” the new show from Marti Noxon that debuts on AMC on June 4. As it begins, a fat woman struggles up a mountain molded from desserts and fairground rides. She shrinks as she climbs, shedding her shapeless black wrap for a skintight scarlet number. She’s skeletal when she crests...
The NBA draft lottery is a bad gimmick that's run its course

The NBA draft lottery is a bad gimmick that's run its course

Almost every time I see it — which, granted, isn't very often, but every so often is often enough — the NBA doesn't look good. It's hard for me to recognize. And yet it is thriving, so they say. TV ratings are up, while the NFL's and NHL's are down. For the fourth consecutive year, attendance has risen, although crowd figures quite often are figments of publicists' fabrications. Maybe...

Where to eat breakfast, lunch and dinner in Los Angeles

Just two Los Angeles Metro Rail stops from the grungy glitter of the Hollywood Walk of Fame is a whole different world - Thai, American and Angeleno. The neighborhood of Thai Town is buoyed by L.A. County's Thai population, the largest in the country, a group big and hungry enough to sustain regionally specific cooking. The blood, bile and bitter herbs of Northern Thai cuisine, the lime-lashed food...
Maryland's Kevin Huerter was a big winner at NBA draft combine

Maryland's Kevin Huerter was a big winner at NBA draft combine

Kevin Huerter's NBA draft combine really began with a jump shot, one that rolled off this fingertips from the left corner before snapping the net, a deadeye swish. Before that there was some stretching and measuring and interviewing, in which one team asked Huerter to recite the alphabet with corresponding numbers - A1, B2, C3 . . . all the way up to Z26. That was odd. Shooting was not. It never is...
A pairing too lucrative to split up

A pairing too lucrative to split up

Russell Westbrook sat at the end of Team WhyNot’s bench next to the final reserve, his legs extended courtward and his eyes tracking the ball. “Good D! Let’s go, let’s go!” Westbrook shouted, the NBA star fulfilling his role as patron saint of the youth basketball team named after his personal mantra. He seemed to live and die with every call, standing and cheering as...
Spanish food? Sí, por favor!

Spanish food? Sí, por favor!

More than 46 million people live in Spain. And among them, they have more than 46 million different recipes for paella. Spain is not large by American standards; in area it totals the size of California plus South Carolina. Yet it comprises 16 distinct regions, each with its own way of cooking — and in some cases, its own language. Murcia, in the southeast, is home to traditional Mediterranean...
LeBron 2.0 too implausible for Heat

LeBron 2.0 too implausible for Heat

This is supposed to be the weekly stop where answers, at least theoretically, are offered. But this week, the outside confusion remains, frankly, confounding. From ESPN to Fox to The Ringer and beyond, the conversation about what might come next for LeBron James continues to list the Heat among possible relocation destinations. And no, that is not speculation from 2010. It is from recent days and...
It's time to find out whether Soto is a dream for the Nationals

It's time to find out whether Soto is a dream for the Nationals

When Juan Soto, 19, heard Saturday that he had been called up to the majors by the Washington Nationals, he instantly got goose bumps.  "I was in shock. All my [hairs] went up," Soto said Sunday, running his hand up his forearm. "I was so excited. I didn't think that was going to happen." Funny, I had the same reaction. Few events give fans goose bumps like the arrival of...
By demanding an investigation, Trump challenged a constraint on his power

By demanding an investigation, Trump challenged a constraint on his power

When President Donald Trump publicly demanded that the Justice Department open an investigation into the FBI’s scrutiny of his campaign contacts with Russia, he inched further toward breaching an established constraint on executive power: The White House does not make decisions about individual law enforcement investigations.  “It’s an incredible historical moment,” said...
5 reasons to challenge yourself on the Twin Valley Trail this June

5 reasons to challenge yourself on the Twin Valley Trail this June

National Trails Day is on June 2 and Five Rivers MetroParks and Dayton Hikers are teaming up to challenge you with an outdoor adventure along the Twin Valley Trail. Set in the rolling hills of the Twin Valley, the Twin Valley Trail (TVT) provides backpacking experiences reminiscent of other wilderness trails. Featuring beautiful hills, babbling brooks, abundant wildlife, history and...
Sacramento has a craft beer industry worth writing a book about

Sacramento has a craft beer industry worth writing a book about

Justin Chechourka says that when Sacramento craft brewers make beer, they are chasing their passions, not money. It’s about doing do something they love. “That’s why I equate them to artists,” said Chechourka, whose book “Sacramento Beer: A Craft History” recently hit the electronic shelves of Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Chechourka started writing a blog about brewers...
Au revoir real camembert? French connoisseurs denounce new label

Au revoir real camembert? French connoisseurs denounce new label

French cheese connoisseurs want everyone who loves the country’s culinary heritage to hear their anguished, almost unimaginable cry: Boycott French Camembert. Because soon enough, they warn, that creamy, pungent icon of France, will give way to a tasteless paste masquerading as the real thing. Beginning in 2021, Camembert made from pasteurized milk, in factories, will be labeled in a way that...
For Triple Crown, Justify might face familiar competition

For Triple Crown, Justify might face familiar competition

As Justify was pampered after his hard-fought Preakness Stakes victory on Saturday — his feet were picked and his legs were wrapped while he enjoyed a cool breeze from the fan outside his stall — his team was celebrating nearby with cocktails and cake, swapping stories about the miracle in the mist. But every party must come to an end, and now the hard work starts up again. Justify&rsquo...
The only pancakes worth getting out of bed for on a lazy Sunday

The only pancakes worth getting out of bed for on a lazy Sunday

When I was learning how to cook, I began by taking baby steps. I used a lot of products that gave me a jump start on the preparations. Boxed brownie mix. Dried tabbouleh. Bottled dressing. Canned frosting. Bisquick. I recall buying the bulk box of Bisquick at Costco. I made biscuits, ill-advised pizza crusts and goodness knows what else. The pancakes I made with Bisquick were pretty good. Eventually...

Airbnb sets its sights on surfing

Surfing has become part of Airbnb in a big way: The home rental and travel company recently introduced more than 75 surfing-related activities in its Experiences category, a service where travelers can book activities and tours with Airbnb hosts in more than 20 destinations worldwide.  The new Experiences were launched in collaboration with the World Surf League, the professional sport&rsquo...
This one recipe makes two of the best cookout buns around

This one recipe makes two of the best cookout buns around

Homemade buns change the cookout game. When I make the effort to serve grass-fed beef, artisanal sausages or even a noble carrot, I want the bun to be of the same quality. So, when I am asked to bring something to an outdoor gathering, I bring the buns - and I'm the hero of the potluck. What led me to this? There is no more egregious supermarket gambit than the inequitable packaging of hot dogs and...

Purina inaugurates new pet food distribution center in Hartwell, Georgia

Nestlé Purina commemorated  the opening of its newest distribution center in Hartwell, Georgia,  during a ceremony May 19. The site is also the future home of the  company's 21st manufacturing facility, where popular and high-quality  Purina pet food brands will be produced beginning in mid-2019.  The 190,000-sq ft distribution center currently employs more than 40 ...
From pitcher’s mound to Park Avenue

From pitcher’s mound to Park Avenue

Chris Young could have been a Chihuahua in the Pacific Coast League. Instead, he became a vice president for Major League Baseball. When the San Diego Padres told Young in March that he would not make their opening day roster, they offered him a chance to pitch for the El Paso Chihuahuas, their Class AAA affiliate. Young could have tried to squeeze his way back to the majors for a 14th season. His...

TSA has created secret watch list for unruly passengers

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA), not content with pat-downs and other intrusive procedures that can break the air passenger's spirit, has been compiling a secret watch list of "unruly" passengers who might pose a threat to TSA staff at airport checkpoints.  The watch list - first reported by the New York Times - includes people deemed by the agency to have engaged in...

Family Travel: 5 tips for planning a 'skipgen' getaway with the grandkids

It’s that time of year when grandparents embark on travel adventures with the grandkids. Here are five ideas to consider if you’re planning a “skipgen” (leaving the parents home alone) getaway with the younger generation:  It makes sense to include the kids in choosing a destination. But remember they don’t know what they don’t know. Begin by discussing big...
State park slashes prices for rest of the month 

State park slashes prices for rest of the month 

Need a quick getaway?  A trip to Hueston Woods Lodge and Conference Center might be calling.  The state park at 5201 Lodge Road in College Corner near Oxford is offering 50 percent discounts on rooms through May 30.  The weekend dates have been gobbled up since the park first announced the deal, but weeknight rates for cabins and rooms are up for grabs for $69.50...
Next up at Amazon-run Whole Foods: half-priced halibut steaks

Next up at Amazon-run Whole Foods: half-priced halibut steaks

Amazon Prime is the kitchen sink of membership programs. The internet retailer keeps cramming new benefits into it — music and video streaming, fast shipping and online photo storage. Next up: ridiculously inexpensive halibut steaks from Whole Foods. On Wednesday, the company will unveil the next stage of its step-by-step makeover of Whole Foods Markets, the grocery chain it acquired last year...
Do your homework to find the right guide

Do your homework to find the right guide

For many travelers, hiring a private tour guide is a luxury. But with an informed approach, it’s an expense that’s often worth the cost. “With a good guide, you will learn and see things that you would never find in a book or online,” said Emma Guest-Consales, vice president of the Guides Association of New York City (GANYC) and a private tour guide.  But how do you find...

Whitewater river in Colorado a bright spot amid grim drought

SALIDA, Colo. (AP) — Despite a severe drought across the Southwestern United States this spring, there should be plenty of water for rafters and anglers in one of the nation's most popular mountain rivers.  Water from melting snow is rushing into the Arkansas River in central Colorado, thanks to a surprisingly wet winter in the towering peaks where the river begins, state and federal officials...
Longtime Butler County law enforcement officer dies

Longtime Butler County law enforcement officer dies

Harold May was “proud of being an officer,” said his daughter, Tari Clayton of Liberty Twp. For most of his professional life, May was dedicated to public safety. He died on May 13. He was 73. “He showed me the value of hard work,” Clayton said of her father. “He was a really good worker. He also showed me how to treat and respect people.” She said her father had...

Travel dilemmas: Before you drive off, here are a few tips

You and nearly 37 million of your closest friends are getting in the car and driving to some well-deserved respite on Memorial Day weekend, AAA tells us. Here are things you may want to do (Real ID driver’s licenses) and things you must do (renting a car to get out of town).  Real ID, an update: By now, you’re aware that you’ll need a federally compliant form of identification...
Treat yourself to the charms of a half-bottle of wine

Treat yourself to the charms of a half-bottle of wine

This is for all the single people, all those who sometimes find themselves alone during mealtime. It could be that you live alone or that you’re traveling alone, miles into a solo journey and holed up in a could-be-anywhere hotel — and you’re fine with that. These are your opportunities to acquaint yourself with the charms of the half-bottle of wine. They are scarce, these little...
Ryan Tannehill is good enough if the other Dolphins around him are

Ryan Tannehill is good enough if the other Dolphins around him are

There were two little secrets the Dolphins didn't let out, more or less, until the draft and post-draft decisions were made that take on importance starting with next week's offseason workouts: 1. Ryan Tannehill is their quarterback for as far as they can see, even if no one is looking beyond next year at this point. 2. There's no certified Plan B. Yes, I know. This isn't the best summer to be a Dolphins...
Trump team’s Mueller strategy: Limit the investigation and attack the investigators

Trump team’s Mueller strategy: Limit the investigation and attack the investigators

Frustrated and impatient, fed up with waiting and eager to fight back, President Donald Trump has embarked on what amounts to a two-prong strategy to contain the threat and undercut the credibility of the escalating investigations targeting him and his associates.  The blizzard of Twitter messages combined with a string of public statements by his lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, in recent days seemed...
Trump’s charm and threats aren’t working on China. Here’s why.

Trump’s charm and threats aren’t working on China. Here’s why.

China has called President Donald Trump’s bluff.  Chinese negotiators left Washington this weekend with a significant win: a willingness by the Trump administration to hold off for now on imposing tariffs on up to $150 billion in Chinese imports. China gave up little in return, spurning the Trump administration’s nudges for a concrete commitment to buy more goods from the United States...
Services set for local 100-year-old who survived Pearl Harbor

Services set for local 100-year-old who survived Pearl Harbor

Frank Ruby, a 100-year-old survivor of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor who died last month, will have a memorial service Friday, May 25, at the Memorial Hall in Dayton. Ruby, a retired Navy chief petty officer, died April 29 at age 100. RELATED: Pearl Harbor survivor:’I thought this was going to be my last day’ The Vandalia man spoke to this newspaper in 2016 about his surviving the...
New leader to take over Air Force agency at Wright-Patt

New leader to take over Air Force agency at Wright-Patt

A new leader will take command of the Air Force Installation Contracting Agency. Brig. Gen. Alice Trevino will assume leadership Wednesday of the agency’s Wright-Patterson headquarters with more than 700 employees and oversight of about $9.1 billion in annual spending obligations, according to Wright-Patterson. RELATED: Memphis Belle unveiling a boon for museum Trevino will replace Brig. Gen...
7 things to know about Hamilton’s downtown

7 things to know about Hamilton’s downtown

Have you explored downtown Hamilton lately? Here are seven things to know about Hamilton’s downtown and its Main Street business district: If you haven’t been to the new Marcum Park, which was dedicated last spring and is still getting additions, it’s worth a visit. Marcum Park is located three blocks north of High Street, on the eastern shoreline of the Great Miami River. Among...
Child rapist believed to have attacked up to 100 kids is no longer a threat, doctors say

Child rapist believed to have attacked up to 100 kids is no longer a threat, doctors say

A convicted child rapist believed to have attacked as many as 100 children is going to be released.  Officials with the Massachusetts Department of Correction told WFXT that Wayne Chapman was recently evaluated by qualified mental health examiners who ruled he is no longer a threat to children.  Unlike Chapman's past bids for freedom, it doesn't appear there was a hearing this...
Miss USA 2018: Who is Miss Nebraska Sarah Rose Summers, this year's winner?

Miss USA 2018: Who is Miss Nebraska Sarah Rose Summers, this year's winner?

Miss Nebraska Sarah Rose Summers was crowned the winner of this year's Miss USA competition Monday night in Shreveport, Louisiana.  Here's what we know about Summers, who will compete for the Miss Universe title later this year: 1. The 23-year-old from Omaha is a certified child life specialist. According to the Miss Universe website, her brief hospitalization at age 4 for idiopathic thrombocytopenic...
Wet roads expected for morning drive; isolated severe storms this afternoon

Wet roads expected for morning drive; isolated severe storms this afternoon

More showers, storms today Warmer than normal all week Unsettled holiday weekend TODAY: Early morning showers fizzle with some dry time with lingering wet roads, said Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini. A Flash Flood Watch has been canceled. A little breezy heading into the afternoon as highs reach around 80 degrees. After lunch, showers and storms begin to redevelop with activity...
3 Middletown residents to plead guilty to plotting $1.2M jewelry heist

3 Middletown residents to plead guilty to plotting $1.2M jewelry heist

Three Middletown residents accused of stealing $1.2 million in diamonds and jewelry during a 2016 heist will plead guilty in U.S. District Court in Cincinnati today, according to our partners at WCPO. Amit “Alex” Patel, 28; Mimi Chang, 42; and Danny Ray Horne, 28, are charged with conspiring to rob two New York salesman after a jewelry show in Pennyslvania. The salesman stopped at...
Crews battle massive flames from two vehicle fires in Dayton 

Crews battle massive flames from two vehicle fires in Dayton 

Dayton fire crews were able to quickly extinguish two vehicle fires in Dayton early Tuesday morning.  The fires were reported around 2:15 a.m. in the 200 block of Niagra Avenue. A car and SUV were both fully involved when fire crews arrived.  It’s unknown what caused the fires to start. The incident remains under investigation. 
Penn State recruiting: Recapping wildest day of wild week in Happy Valley

Penn State recruiting: Recapping wildest day of wild week in Happy Valley

Monday certainly was a wild day in Penn State recruiting, but it was just the latest in a wild five days in Happy Valley. With so much happening late in the afternoon, here are some links to help you get caught up on the nation’s fastest growing recruiting class in the 2019 cycle: Lions land 3 blue-chip defensive commits in less than 24 hours ...
Ohio man calls police to report he’s being followed by a pig 

Ohio man calls police to report he’s being followed by a pig 

A man in Ohio realized the downside of bringing home the bacon when a pig wouldn't stop following him on his way home this past weekend. Officers in North Ridgeville, Ohio, received a call from a man who said while walking home from an Amtrak train station, a pig started following him, and he didn't know what to do, according to our partners at WCPO.  Thinking he had just left the bar in Elyria...
WPAFB Tuesday Weather: Flash Flood Watch until 6 a.m.; possible passing shower, storm

WPAFB Tuesday Weather: Flash Flood Watch until 6 a.m.; possible passing shower, storm

WRIGHT PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE— A Flash Flood Watch is effect until 6 a.m. for the following counties: Champaign, Clark, Clinton, Greene, and Warren.  Partly sunny, warm, and muggy again with the chance for a few passing showers or storms for the day. Severe weather threats remain low, however, areas south and east of Dayton could see strong, isolated storms with gusty winds and hail....
Birch Basket features indigenous-based, pre-colonization foods

Birch Basket features indigenous-based, pre-colonization foods

Hillel Echo-Hawk wants to answer your questions, no matter what they might be — and she’s gotten some dumbfounding ones. She’s the force behind Birch Basket, a Seattle private-chef and catering company focused on indigenous-based, pre-colonization foods. A chef and an educator, Echo-Hawk possesses the gift of patience. She speaks of the ignorance she encounters with a remarkable...
Fire captain tracks alleged intoxicated driver

Fire captain tracks alleged intoxicated driver

A man is facing charges after an Oxford fire captain called police to report a possible hit and run. A police officer responded to Kelly Drive at 3:10 a.m. May 5 on a report of a possible vehicle crash in which a driver left the scene.  The report was made by a fire department captain who told the officer he heard a loud noise and saw the vehicle heading north on North Poplar Street.  He...
Avocado, roast beef wrap perfect for mom

Avocado, roast beef wrap perfect for mom

Make this quick and easy dinner anytime. Avocado and roast beef wrapped in a flour tortilla create a simple dinner. No need to turn on the stove for this wrap and salad. The secret to a good wrap is to moisten the tortilla with a spread or oil. For this recipe, I sprayed the tortillas with olive oil spray. The spray adds flavor without much fat. Flavored tortillas such as tomato or spinach would be...
Snacks will make your trivia night a winner

Snacks will make your trivia night a winner

You’re all ready for trivia night. You know who won the Battle of Waterloo (the Duke of Wellington). You know the tallest building in the United States (One World Trade Center). You know how many sentences there are in the Gettysburg Address (10). But you don’t know what food to bring. Trivia is only part of the fun of trivia night. The other part is eating. Anyone can stop at their local...

Opinion: From Russia with love

Robert Mueller’s investigation into whether President Donald Trump and the Russians colluded to rig the 2016 presidential election so far has borne little fruit. The Democrats and their media allies would love to find some Russian collusion and interference. I can help them discover some, but I doubt that they will show much interest. Here it goes. For years, Russia has been the world&rsquo...

Not everyone’s a fan of wine scores, but there’s a way to use them

You have seen the little tags hanging from shelves in wine shops. They’re often hand-drawn, in permanent marker, and sometimes they’re bright, with a large, two-digit number and the name of a publication prominently displayed inside a jagged kind of exploding star. There might be multiple exclamation points, or several underlines, and that number will usually land somewhere in the 90s...
Diving into the artichoke, that delicious mess

Diving into the artichoke, that delicious mess

There is something extravagant about trimming an artichoke heart. The vegetable matter is peeled, plucked and trimmed into a messy heap that is larger than the center bit we manage to save. To an artichoke novice, it can seem absurdly wasteful. And to all cooks, it’s a time-consuming process. But all that trimming is necessary, and the payoff is big. Biting into a well-trimmed artichoke, without...

Opinion: When Harry marries Meghan, a most uncommon commoner

Marrying up. That’s what we usually say about a commoner who marries into a royal family. But by marrying Meghan Markle, you might say that Prince Henry of Wales — better known to most of us as Prince Harry — is marrying up too. After all, Markle, 36, is more than just a pretty face. Before the Northwestern University theater graduate retired from acting this year to marry Harry...
Harnessing the spinach matrix

Harnessing the spinach matrix

Last week at the first outdoor farmers market, I scored spinach in many forms. A sack of baby spinach at one stand, sturdy and juicy tiny leaves that were painstakingly harvested from young plants. Elsewhere, I acquired a bundle of spinach plants, bunched together like at the supermarket but with no broken stems, ripped leaves or festering pieces of slime stuck between. I also got some beefy leaves...
Guess what the king of Texas barbecue won’t eat?

Guess what the king of Texas barbecue won’t eat?

The news from Austin shook the Texas barbecue world to — well, to the bone. In an adoring Esquire magazine profile of new-age Texas barbecue king Aaron Franklin, Franklin coughs up the truth: “I don’t eat that stuff.” Franklin, in his 10th year as the owner of truck-turned-landmark-restaurant Franklin Barbecue, said he loves to cook but doesn’t eat barbecue at all. &ldquo...
Bread pudding sheds its sweet image

Bread pudding sheds its sweet image

We seldom had dessert after dinner when I was growing up — that was for company or holidays. Sometimes there was red Jell-O, considered a weeknight treat. My favorite Jell-O product, though, was the pudding mix, preferably the chocolate one. I can still see the four little pudding bowls chilling in the refrigerator, each one covered in plastic wrap. That was my utterly American concept of pudding...
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