Greene County leaders to give workers 2-percent bonus

Greene County commissioners cited a booming economy and the need to slow employee turnover in justifying a bonus for hundreds of county workers in their first paychecks next month. Commissioners on Thursday afternoon approved a resolution to provide permanent non-bargaining employees 2 percent of their annual pay in a lump sum added to their Nov. 9 paychecks, a $208,156 expenditure from the general...


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...
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 Craig...
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...
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 expected with possible snow mix later tonight

Gusty winds expected with possible snow mix later tonight

Wind Advisory beginning at 3 p.m. to midnight Gusts up to 40-50 mph possible Showers this afternoon/evening Stray, wet snowflake or mix tonight Today: Lots of clouds around with some areas of patchy drizzle to start the day, said Meteorologist McCall Vrydaghs. Not too chilly with temperatures rising through the 50s. A cold front will bring more scattered showers to the area this afternoon along...
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.
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...
No winner: Mega Millions historic jackpot rises to $1.6 billion

No winner: Mega Millions historic jackpot rises to $1.6 billion

The numbers for the historic $1 billion Mega Millions jackpot are in, and there is still no winner. Update 5:21 a.m. EDT Oct. 19: According to the Mega Millions website, no one matched all six numbers, sending the jackpot to a staggering $1.6 billion.  The numbers drawn Friday night were 15-23-53-65-70 and the Mega ball was 7. The next drawing is Tuesday at 11 p.m. ET. Update 11:05 p.m. EDT Oct...
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...
Red tide reaches Space Coast: 9 facts about red tide

Red tide reaches Space Coast: 9 facts about red tide

A toxic algae bloom has reached Florida's Space Coast. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission on Wednesday said red tide had reached parts of Brevard County. >> Read more trending news  Here are nine facts about red tide: 1. Red tide has made its way to Brevard County. 2. Karenia brevis is the algae species that causes red tide. 3. High concentrations of Karenia brevis...
Springfield police sergeant fired for sex act while on duty

Springfield police sergeant fired for sex act while on duty

A Springfield police sergeant was fired after an internal investigation found he engaged in a sex act while in uniform. Sgt. Jerome “Jerry” Montico was fired Oct. 12 following a seven-month investigation that found he was having an affair with another city employee, which included a liaison while he was on duty. According to the report, the incident happened when Montico was guarding...
Florida city commissioner charged in fatal shooting of shoplifting suspect

Florida city commissioner charged in fatal shooting of shoplifting suspect

A Lakeland city commissioner accused of fatally shooting a shoplifting suspect earlier this month was arrested Friday on charges of second-degree murder, the State Attorney's Office said. >> Read more trending news  Police said Lakeland City Commissioner Michael Dunn, 47, fatally shot Christobal Lopez, 50, of Wauchula, over a $16 hatchet Dunn said he saw Lopez try to steal from the Vets...
22-year-old taken to hospital after being shot in Dayton

22-year-old taken to hospital after being shot in Dayton

A 22-year-old woman is in the hospital after being shot Thursday night on Humphrey Avenue.  Police responded to the 1600 block around 6:15 p.m., according to a report.  The victim was taken to Miami Valley Hospital, but her condition has not yet been released. No arrests have been made.
Woman arrested after meth, syringes, other drugs found during search warrant

Woman arrested after meth, syringes, other drugs found during search warrant

A 37-year-old woman was arrested Friday morning after police served a narcotics search warrant at her home, Sidney police said. Chasity R. Harness was booked into Shelby County Jail, and charged with one count of trafficking in drugs. Police served a search warrant in the 600 block of Monroe Street around 7:30 a.m. Large amounts of suspected meth, marijuana, syringes and drug paraphernalia were recovered...
Elementary school counselor holds bully prevention meetings

Elementary school counselor holds bully prevention meetings

October is National Bullying Prevention Month. Students at Normandy Elementary are attending community meetings with school counselor Mrs. Durkle to talk about bully prevention. At the meetings, students are reminded that bullying is unkind behavior and involves a power imbalance. They talked about how words can affect others in both positive and negative ways, and about ideas to help stop unacceptable...
Woman’s body found in Atlanta-area lake ID’d as missing 31-year-old boater

Woman’s body found in Atlanta-area lake ID’d as missing 31-year-old boater

Authorities in metro Atlanta have confirmed that a body found in Lake Lanier in Hall County is that of a woman who disappeared in the lake in July.  >> Read more trending news  Madeline Sinagra, 31, jumped off a sailboat and became distressed in the water on July 22. Department of Natural Resources Sgt. Mike Burgamy said Sinagra decided to go for a swim to cool off. When...
2 Dayton men indicted in Boost Mobile store robbery

2 Dayton men indicted in Boost Mobile store robbery

Two Dayton men are charged in an armed robbery at earlier this month at a Boost Mobile store in the city. L’Dontae J. Head, 18, and Mar’Quice A. Murray, 20, were indicted Friday in connection to the Oct. 10 robbery at the cellphone store, 3145 Salem Ave., in Dayton. Both are charged with robbery, and Head also faces misdemeanor charges of resisting arrest and obstructing official business...
Dayton Dragons host auditions Oct. 27 for entertainment positions

Dayton Dragons host auditions Oct. 27 for entertainment positions

The Dayton Dragons are conducting auditions for several positions on Saturday, Oct. 27 at Fifth Third Field. Auditions are for the ‘Green Team,’ on-field entertainment hosts, and mascot performers for the 2019 season, according to a release. They will include dancing, improvisation, and interview questions. The Green Team is the professional entertainment staff that facilitates all in-game...
Burglar reportedly enters home through dog door, steals guns, jewelry

Burglar reportedly enters home through dog door, steals guns, jewelry

Multiple guns and pieces of jewelry were stolen last Wednesday night from a home in the 700 block of Garfield Avenue. The burglary was reported by the homeowners, according to a report. The homeowners told dispatch they believe the burglar entered the house through a dog door.  It is unknown if there are any suspects at this time.
Help Bellefontaine police identify Walmart theft suspect

Help Bellefontaine police identify Walmart theft suspect

Bellefontaine police need the public’s help to identify a theft suspect.  A female entered Walmart, 2281 U.S. 68 S., earlier this week and attempted to steal two televisions. The vehicle she is believed to drive is a dark green Subaru Outback.  If anyone can identify the suspect or the vehicle, call the Bellefontaine Police Department at 937-599-1010.
7 arrest warrants issued in Georgia university sex investigation

7 arrest warrants issued in Georgia university sex investigation

Prosecutors announced Friday they’ve issued seven arrests warrants, including for a former Fort Valley State University official, for prostitution and sodomy that allegedly began a year ago. >> Read more trending news  Warrants were issued Tuesday for Ernest Harvey, 47; Kenneth Howard, 56; Ryan Jenkins, 35; Charles Jones, 57, of Fort Valley; Devontae Little, 26, of Warner...
Perry Twp. names Tim Littleton, former township police officer, interim chief

Perry Twp. names Tim Littleton, former township police officer, interim chief

Tim Littleton has been named Perry Twp. interim police chief. The township board of trustees made the announcement Friday afternoon at a special meeting related to police employment. Littleton returns to the township, where he started his law enforcement career in 2010, from the village of Mowrystown in Highland County, in southern Ohio just under 70 miles south and east of Dayton. He has been police...
Almost 1,800 pounds of ready-to-eat salads recalled; sold at Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods 

Almost 1,800 pounds of ready-to-eat salads recalled; sold at Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods 

Houston-based GHSW, LLC is recalling 1, 786 pounds of ready-to-eat salad containing chicken that could be contaminated with salmonella or listeria, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. >> Read more trending news  The salads were produced from Oct. 1 through Oct. 18 and contain a corn ingredient that may be the source of potential contamination. The salads were sold in eight...
Spouses of foreign workers could lose ability to work under immigration rule change

Spouses of foreign workers could lose ability to work under immigration rule change

Spouses of foreign workers in the U.S. on H-1B visas could lose their ability to work under proposed rule changes from the Trump administration.  President Donald Trump signed an executive order Tuesday, directing U.S. agencies to propose rules to prevent immigration fraud and make changes so that H-1B visas are awarded to the “most-skilled or highest-paid applicants.” >> Read...
The sad demise of local garage rock act Manray

The sad demise of local garage rock act Manray

One thing I’ve been able to count on each year since 2014 is a great new release from local garage rock act Manray. Unfortunately, that trend is ending. Joey Beach (vocals, guitar), Simon Kingston (guitar, vocals), Zade Walters (keyboards, vocals), Alec Snead (bass, vocals) and Matt Carey (drums) will release their final album, “Real Nice Crisis,” at the band’s farewell show...
Horror rock: In Nomine Daytonas has music, pinups and costume prizes

Horror rock: In Nomine Daytonas has music, pinups and costume prizes

This is the season for Halloween-themed rock shows, but none of them are quite like In Nomine Daytonas III, the third annual seasonal party at Rockstar Pro Arena in Dayton on Saturday, Oct. 20. “As long as I’ve been playing music, like, since I was a teenager, I’ve always done some sort of Halloween show every year,” organizer Gee Gee Bradley said. “There was Jamy Holliday&rsquo...
Go outside and enjoy the fall colors

Go outside and enjoy the fall colors

Vibrant red, golden yellow, rich purple and brilliant orange — fall introduces a dazzling array of colors along with cool, crisp temperatures. While much of the Miami Valley foliage is still sporting green leaves, it won’t be long before Southwestern Ohio comes alive with vivid colors overhead and crunchy leaves underfoot. What better time to hike, bike, paddle or just take a stroll and...
‘Armed and dangerous’ man wanted in 3 counties found hiding in vehicle during traffic stop

‘Armed and dangerous’ man wanted in 3 counties found hiding in vehicle during traffic stop

A Celina man wanted in three counties considered “armed and dangerous” was caught today hiding inside a vehicle during a routine traffic stop. Cory D. Gross, 36, was armed when he was found riding in the vehicle stopped on state Route 703, according to the Auglaize County Sheriff’s Office. “After multiple attempts, deputies made contact with the subject and the subject...
Convicted killer charged in 1988 cold case murder, suspected in up to 8 more slayings

Convicted killer charged in 1988 cold case murder, suspected in up to 8 more slayings

A Pennsylvania man in prison for killing his wife and stepdaughter in March has been charged with another slaying, this time of a man who witnessed a burglary he committed in 1988, and investigators say he’s a suspect in at least six more murders.  Regis Andrew Brown, 59, has been charged with criminal homicide in the shooting death of Bryce Kenneth Tompkins, 45, whose body was found by...
Here's why no one has to know if you win tonight's billion-dollar jackpot

Here's why no one has to know if you win tonight's billion-dollar jackpot

The big winner of Friday’s historic Mega Millions jackpot can use a new Georgia law to keep people from asking for a piece of the money. >> Read more trending news  The law saying the winner does not have to give up the winner's name has been on the books in Georgia for only six months. “I love that law because you have people coming out of the woodwork when you win. Sometime...
Ohio hits employment record as consumers continue to spend

Ohio hits employment record as consumers continue to spend

Ohio employment reached a record level last month, but experts warn there are factors that could slow that progress . While unemployment remained steady at 4.6 percent in September, Ohio’s nonfarm employment increased to 5,638,900 in September, the highest number on record since Job and Family Services started tracking it in 1990. And Ohio’s economy is growing quickly, adding jobs faster...
Browns trade former Ohio State standout Carlos Hyde

Browns trade former Ohio State standout Carlos Hyde

The Cleveland Browns today traded running back Carlos Hyde to the Jacksonville Jaguars for a fifth-round draft pick in 2019. Hyde, a former standout at Ohio State, was leading the Browns with 382 yards rushing and five touchdowns. The move figures to free up more carries for rookie Nick Chubb, the Browns’ second-round pick this year, and veteran Duke Johnson, a third-round pick in 2015. Through...
Piqua woman accused of stealing from disabled client

Piqua woman accused of stealing from disabled client

TROY - A Piqua woman pleaded not guilty Thursday to a felony indictment accusing her of the theft of more than $2,000 from a disabled man’s checking account. Kina Davis, 43, was indicted by a Miami County Grand Jury for allegedly writing two checks to herself on the account of a client of Champaign Residential Services Inc. while serving as a home manager in March. The checks combined totaled...
Middletown buying more blighted properties for demolition

Middletown buying more blighted properties for demolition

Middletown on Tuesday approved an additional $150,000 to purchase blighted property for demolition as the deadline looms toward the possibility of losing federal funding. The Journal-News reported last week that Butler County has until mid-December to spend nearly $1 million tearing down eyesores in Hamilton and Middletown, or the federal funds will be lost. The county was awarded $4.3 million in...
Russian woman accused of conspiring to interfere in midterm elections

Russian woman accused of conspiring to interfere in midterm elections

A criminal complaint unsealed Friday showed that officials have charged a Russian woman with conspiracy to interfere in the U.S. political system, including efforts to meddle in the upcoming midterm elections. Russian national Elena Alekseevna Khusyaynova, 44, is accused of conspiring with other people involved in a “Russian influence campaign to interfere with U.S. democracy,” said John...
Early voting: Does your state allow it; has it started?

Early voting: Does your state allow it; has it started?

On the calendar, midterm elections are a little more than two weeks away, but in reality, they started last month. Early voting – which includes voting in person or by mail – has begun in 37 states and the District of Columbia. Over the past few election cycles, the flexibility some states offer when it comes to when and where you can cast your ballot has become very popular with voters...
Wright State officials react to sale of two buildings, staff protest at trustees meeting

Wright State officials react to sale of two buildings, staff protest at trustees meeting

The effects of Wright State University’s budget crisis loomed over Friday’s board meeting as trustees voted to sell two chunks of property and faculty union members protested financial issues and an ongoing contract dispute. Wright State’s board agreed to sell the school’s vacant Kettering Center located at 140 E. Monument Ave. in downtown Dayton for $1 million to KC Dayton...
Nose warmer, winter fashion trend or faux pas?

Nose warmer, winter fashion trend or faux pas?

It makes sense. Gloves keep your hands warm. A scarf helps protect your neck.  And the nose warmer for your... Wait, what?  It seemingly feels frozen and about to fall off within minutes of being exposed to cold temperatures, and for years, nose warmers have been available, but only recently is this facial fashion statement becoming a trending winter accessory. >> Read more trending...
Warm days and cool nights can deflate your tires. Here’s why.

Warm days and cool nights can deflate your tires. Here’s why.

During fall we often see big swings in temperatures from day to night that not only impact our bodies, but also our cars.  Did you know for every 10 degrees Fahrenheit the temperature drops you lose about one pound of air pressure (PSI) within your tire? The air itself isn’t leaking out or escaping the tire, but condensing and taking up less space. When this occurs you’ll find yourself...
Driver ignores construction barrels, ruins newly poured road

Driver ignores construction barrels, ruins newly poured road

A driver in Illinois received several citations after ignoring orange construction barrels and driving on a newly poured road, causing tens of thousands of dollars worth of damage, according to state police. The driver, who was not identified, navigated the SUV between a set of narrowly placed barrels on Interstate 74, according to police and WBBM-TV. Police estimated the incident caused between...
Dayton Flyers answer the question: Do you remember your first dunk?

Dayton Flyers answer the question: Do you remember your first dunk?

Everyone remembers their first dunk. It’s a flashbulb moment seared into the consciousness. Years of trying and dreaming conclude with one unforgettable moment. The Dayton Flyers revisited their first dunks last week after posing for a team photo on Media Day at the Cronin Center. None of the players asked to look back at their first dunk hesitated before finding the memory. Some of them recalled...
Kettering Health moving some adolescent behavioral services to Dayton Children’s

Kettering Health moving some adolescent behavioral services to Dayton Children’s

The Kettering Behavioral Medicine Center will move its inpatient adolescent psychiatric services to Dayton Children’s Hospital next summer. Dayton Children’s is building a 24-bed inpatient unit and opened a behaviral crisis center last July, according to a news release. The transition will occur when the new unit at Dayton Children’s opens sometime in July 2019. “We are dedicated...
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