2 rapes reported in one Trotwood neighborhood has residents on edge

Two rapes were reported last week in a Trotwood neighborhood. “I mean it’s scary. It’s a quiet neighborhood. This is a quiet block. I’ve been over here a couple years and we’ve never had anything like that happen around here,” Tina Phillips said. One of the rapes was reported Dec. 3 on Curundu Avenue. The second was reported Dec. 5 on Runyon Avenue. No arrests have...


Trump nominates new commander of Air Force Materiel Command

Trump nominates new commander of Air Force Materiel Command

President Donald Trump has nominated Lt. Gen. Arnold Bunch Jr. to become commander of the Air Force Materiel Command at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. Bunch currently serves as military deputy at the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition at the Pentagon. The nomination must be confirmed by the Senate. If confirmed, Bunch will direct the AFMC enterprise, which oversees...
Dayton scam alert: Fake police detective asking for donations

Dayton scam alert: Fake police detective asking for donations

A man believed to be in his late 40s has gone to multiple West Dayton businesses soliciting donations, allegedly for charity. But it appears to be a scam. The man identified himself as a police detective, but when asked for identification from an employee of a local business, he fled, a police report states. On Tuesday, Dayton police were called to Huffie’s Bar-B-Que restaurant at 925 McArthur...
Familiar faces: Bengals-Raiders game will ‘be like one big reunion’

Familiar faces: Bengals-Raiders game will ‘be like one big reunion’

There could be some similarities in the two defenses that take the field Sunday at Paul Brown Stadium. The Cincinnati Bengals (5-8) host the Oakland Raiders (3-10) in their home finale, facing former defensive coordinator Paul Guenther for the first time since he left this offseason. Marvin Lewis has taken some pages from the team’s old playbooks since he assumed Cincinnati’s defensive...
Northwestern Ohio at Wright State: What to know about Thursday’s game

Northwestern Ohio at Wright State: What to know about Thursday’s game

Who: Northwestern Ohio (4-9) at Wright State (4-6) When: 7 p.m. Thursday TV: ESPN+ Radio: 106.5-FM Series: First meeting Coaches: Scott Nagy is 49-28 in his third year at Wright State and 459-268 in 24 years overall. Caleb Williams is 18-25 in his second season at Northwestern Ohio. Probable Wright State starters Mark Hughes, 6-4, Sr., G, 9.5 Cole Gentry, 5-10, Jr., G, 13.3 Alan Vest, 6-3, Sr., G...
Car wash could double number of locations

Car wash could double number of locations

Flying Ace Car Wash could more than double its count of airplane hangar-themed car wash’s in the region by the end of next year. The Columbus-based company that first expanded into the Dayton market in 2015, is still quickly growing, announcing plans to begin construction on its fifth area location. The new car wash at 9204 North Main Street in Englewood will open around April 15, said Dan Eisenhauer...
JUST IN: Miami Valley Hospital names new president

JUST IN: Miami Valley Hospital names new president

The largest hospital in the Dayton area has named a new president. Mike Uhl, president of Atrium Medical Center in Middletown, will become president of Miami Valley Hospital, effective Jan. 1, according to Premier Health, parent of both hospitals. MORE: $60M hospital project part of health care construction surge He assumes the role from Mike Maiberger, who has been temporarily serving as hospital...
Greater Western Ohio Conference votes Trotwood-Madison out

Greater Western Ohio Conference votes Trotwood-Madison out

The Greater Western Ohio Conference on Wednesday voted to “dismiss” Trotwood-Madison High School from the area’s largest affiliation. GWOC Commissioner Eric Spahr cited schedule concerns, a disparity in enrollment and Trotwood’s inability to field teams below the varsity levels in some sports. The eight remaining GWOC members eventually will be Beavercreek, Centerville, Fairmont...
Ohio State football season review: Defense a major disappointment

Ohio State football season review: Defense a major disappointment

What was expected In short, another dominating unit.  Ohio State ranked fifth in defensive S&P+ (an advanced metric that combines play-by-play efficiency and explosiveness, much like OPS in baseball) in 2016 and eighth in 2017.  Despite the loss of seven starters, SBNation/Football Outsiders numbers projected a third-straight top 10 unit thanks in large part to All-American end Nick Bosa...
COMMENTARY: Big Ten realignment a solution for a problem that does not exist

COMMENTARY: Big Ten realignment a solution for a problem that does not exist

Jim Delany said last week the Big Ten has had discussions about realigning or eliminating its divisions.  Let’s be clear: Neither should happen.  Concerns about imbalance existed since the (welcome) switch to geographical divisions in 2014, but they ignored the possible positive outcome that has come to pass in four of the five years since.  If the West winner gets to Indianapolis...
Daytonian of the Week: Matt Boosalis, founder and owner of his namesake bakery-cafe

Daytonian of the Week: Matt Boosalis, founder and owner of his namesake bakery-cafe

The man behind the “Best Coffee Shop in Ohio” is our Daytonian of the Week. The somewhat curious “best coffee shop in the state” title was bestowed upon Boosalis Baking & Cafe late last month by USA Today, and while founder Matt Boosalis was appreciative of the recognition, even he acknowledged it as “a nice surprise.” It’s a good bet that most of its...
Area’s 10th Athletico just opened: Here’s where

Area’s 10th Athletico just opened: Here’s where

The 10th area Athletico Physical Therapy location opened Monday in the former Centerville Zoup restaurant location. The office at 5235 Cornerstone North Blvd. will offer physical therapy, free assessments, treatment for work injuries, vestibular rehabilitation and functional movement screens, according to a company release. The location will also accept all major insurances and schedule initial evaluations...
RTA bus stop safety a concern after Dayton man killed by truck

RTA bus stop safety a concern after Dayton man killed by truck

Safer conditions for pedestrians is a concern for riders at a bus stop on Ohio 741 where authorities say a 72-year-old Dayton man on Saturday night was struck and killed. Mike Lynn said his bus arrived at the Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority stop at West Alex Bell Road shortly after the wreck that killed Edward Lee Owens while he was waiting to be picked up. “Chaos,” is how Lynn...
Dayton VA director says hospital to focus on new jobs, programs in 2019

Dayton VA director says hospital to focus on new jobs, programs in 2019

Dayton VA Medical Center Director Jill Dietrich told the Dayton Daily News that she’s focused on growing new programs, adding jobs and “continuing to provide excellent care” in 2019. Dietrich, who manages 2,300 employees and a $435 million budget, has oversight of the sprawling hospital campus in Dayton and four clinics in in Richmond, Indiana, and Springfield, Middletown and Lima...

Fairborn schools OK new chief, propose solution for sub shortage

Fairborn City Schools board members have made several decisions on key matters in the district. After serving as the school system’s interim superintendent for the past six months, Gene Lolli has been tapped to take the top position full time. Additionally, the district announced a new program to help attract retired teachers to serve as substitutes at a time when schools say it is difficult...
Dayton tech firm lands key Chinese acquisition

Dayton tech firm lands key Chinese acquisition

Dayton-based digital display and signage company Stratacache has acquired a Chinese manufacturer. The company Wednesday announced the acquisition of “all-in-one intelligent tablet and computing device manufacturing company” based in Ningbo, China, a company formerly known as Popscreens — now called Scala China. “The re-branding strengthens solution visibility and brand presence...
Main Street Dayton building gets $4M in state help

Main Street Dayton building gets $4M in state help

The only Dayton project to apply for state historic tax credits in the fall round has received more than $4 million in credits, potentially bringing new investment to the area around downtown’s new music pavilion. The Ohio Development Services Agency this morning announced it has awarded the Fidelity medical building project $4.13 million in tax credits. The incentives are to assist with a proposed...
ACA enrollment down as deadline nears

ACA enrollment down as deadline nears

Fewer people have been buying individual health insurance this year, with sign-ups nationally down 11 percent compared to last year, as the deadline to enroll approaches midnight Saturday. People without health insurance through their employers, Medicaid or Medicare can buy health insurance through the marketplace created by the Affordable Care Act. The marketplace and Medicaid expansion have helped...
Honda applies to build $37.5 million expansion

Honda applies to build $37.5 million expansion

Honda appears to be gearing up for a big expansion at its Anna engine plant. The automaker has recently applied to Shelby County for a new building construction permit valued at $33 million. The Honda of America and Devon Industrial Group application — filed near the end of November — seeks permission to build a 119,063-square-foot building for manufacturing and storage at 12500 Meranda...
More marijuana doctors approved for region. Who are they? 

More marijuana doctors approved for region. Who are they? 

Since June, another 18 doctors in the region have received certificates to recommend marijuana including seven in Dayton, two in Beavercreek, and one each in Bellbrook, Brookville, Enon, Fairborn, Kettering, New Carlisle, Washington Twp., Waynesville and Yellow Springs.  The number of physicians now certified in Ohio grew to 336 through November. More than 2,000 Ohioans entered into the state&rsquo...
Mexican street food, ‘crazy flavors’ and nearly everything else served at new Huber Heights restaurant 

Mexican street food, ‘crazy flavors’ and nearly everything else served at new Huber Heights restaurant 

One of the Dayton area’s newest restaurants offers flavors for your taste buds and your eyeballs.  Bright and boldly decorated in a rainbow of colors, Pepe’s Mexican Flavors has a menu packed with everything from Doriliocos (a bag of Doritos served with pickled skin pork, cucumber, jicama, pico de gallo, lemon, peanuts and Valentina brand sauce), empanadas and ...
Employers say they’re poised to hire in 2019

Employers say they’re poised to hire in 2019

Employers in the Dayton area will hire at a “respectable” pace in the first quarter of the new year, according to Manpower’s newest survey of area employers. Nearly a quarter — 24 percent — of surveyed employers plan to hire new employees from January to March next year, the survey found. This number is offset by the four percent of survey participants who plan to reduce...
Former Dancing with the Stars pro coming to Vandalia

Former Dancing with the Stars pro coming to Vandalia

Are you a fan of Dancing with the Stars? Or have you ever wanted to take ballroom dance classes? Check out the Vandalia Recreation Center’s class on Dec. 19. Louis Van Amstel, who was on Dancing with the Stars for 10 seasons, will host a ballroom dance class, partner free. The dance class will consist of a full-body workout that challenges cardio, endurance, weight training, plyometrics and...
For Dayton-area veterans, food insecurity still poses issue

For Dayton-area veterans, food insecurity still poses issue

When Wayne Arnold Sr. took the bus to the Dayton VA Medical Center for an appointment on Tuesday morning, he didn’t expect to run into his friend picking up groceries at a food pantry. In a heavy, mud-colored coat, he leaned back on a wooden table as his friend chose from bananas, corn flakes, fresh bread rolls and meat at the Dayton VA Food Pantry. Arnold, a graying 58-year-old Army veteran...
‘Thirsty Frog Saloon’ gearing up to open along I-75 

‘Thirsty Frog Saloon’ gearing up to open along I-75 

A new bar and live-music venue called the Thirsty Frog Saloon is gearing up to open near the I-75/Ohio 725 interchange in a space that has housed a pub or tavern for more than 40 years.  The new pub will be located in the former Dark Horse Tavern space at 209 Byers Road in Miamisburg. The saloon is the brainchild of Dave Sommers of Huber Heights, who also operates the Truckin’ Bozo&rsquo...
Kettering to officially open fourth new fire station Friday

Kettering to officially open fourth new fire station Friday

The city has completed the fourth and final new Kettering fire station as part of a roughly $30 million overhaul of the department. City leaders have announced a ribbon-cutting ceremony and public tours for Fire Station 37 at 10 a.m. Friday at 1300 West Dorothy Lane. MORE: Ohio lawmakers debate pay raise for themselves, other elected officials The event celebrates the completion of a multi-million...
Slim Jim maker to add 50 jobs as part of $69M expansion of Troy plant

Slim Jim maker to add 50 jobs as part of $69M expansion of Troy plant

The Troy City Schools Board of Education and a Troy City Council committee have agreed to support a tax abatement request for a proposed $69 million Conagra expansion. The Conagra Brands plant at 801 Dye Mill Road in Troy produces about a billion Slim Jim meat sticks each year. The company asked for a 100 percent tax abatement on new capital investments for 15 years, saying it needs it to locate the...
Local mom in recovery: Jail ‘best thing that ever happened to me’

Local mom in recovery: Jail ‘best thing that ever happened to me’

Jennifer Clay managed for more than nine years to fool herself and others into thinking her drug use wasn’t a major problem. Starting with pain medication prescribed after a car accident when she was 18, she quickly developed a habit and moved to illicit pills and eventually heroin. “Almost the entire time I worked at a hospital,” the Springfield native, now 31, said. “I really...
6 local schools honored for serving military families

6 local schools honored for serving military families

Six more local schools earned the Ohio Department of Education’s Purple Star Award last week for their commitment to serving military-connected students and families. Monticello and Charles Huber elementaries in Huber Heights, Morton Middle School in Vandalia-Butler, Ferguson Hall in Beavercreek, Stevenson Elementary in Mad River and the Warren County Career Center all were honored by the state...
After leaks, Greene County reaches settlement with roofing company

After leaks, Greene County reaches settlement with roofing company

Greene County has settled a dispute with a company that was hired to install a new roof on the county-owned building on Ledbetter Road. Greene County commissioners recently agreed to pay Ohio and Indiana Roofing, based in St. Henry, a little more than $159,000 for the work the company completed on the building, which houses the board of elections office, jobs and family services and other county agencies...
$60M hospital project part of health care construction surge

$60M hospital project part of health care construction surge

A $60 million expansion at Miami Valley Hospital South in Centerville is now open, adding to the steady stream of health care construction in the region. The hospital expansion and renovation — parent company Premier Health’s largest construction project in at least five years — includes 170,000-square-feet in added space, a joint and spine center and about 100 new jobs. “The...
Johnson tallies 19 as unbeaten Butler hands Northmont its first loss

Johnson tallies 19 as unbeaten Butler hands Northmont its first loss

Bryant Johnson had 19 points and 11 rebounds in leading unbeaten Butler to a 70-60 defeat of host Northmont in a boys high school basketball game on Tuesday night. The non-conference win pushed Butler to 5-0 overall. »» PHOTOS: Butler at Northmont, boys basketball »» RELATED: Two more added to 50-plus club Butler’s Michael Kreill added 16 points and Quintin Glover hit...

HS Roundup 12/11: Rubin leads Oakwood boys in rally win

The Oakwood boys basketball team rallied in the second half for a 48-45 win versus Valley View on Tuesday. Darren Rubin scored 16 points and Daniel Hu had 11 for Oakwood. Gio Geiger totaled 13 points and Cade Cradlebaugh 10 for Valley View. Boys Basketball Alter 56, LaSalle 49: Brady Uhl led the way with 23 points and Conor Stolly added 11 to help Alter hold off LaSalle. Beavercreek 60, Fairborn 57...
Trustees approve strict design regulations for Dayton airport property in Miami Twp.

Trustees approve strict design regulations for Dayton airport property in Miami Twp.

Most of Dayton-Wright Brothers Airport will have stricter development guidelines.  Miami Twp. trustees Tuesday night unanimously approved changes giving 321 acres at the Dayton-owned site stronger signage, landscaping, lighting and design guidelines similar those at nearby Austin Landing.  The changes will give the airport at Ohio 741 and Austin Boulevard “superior design” regulations...
Depth fueling winning streak for Wright State women

Depth fueling winning streak for Wright State women

Wright State women’s basketball coach Katrina Merriweather has never wanted a team that was led by a single star. She’d prefer having capable players at every position, rather than relying on one prolific scorer as the program has in recent seasons with Horizon League players of the year Chelsea Welch and Kim Demmings. After getting off to a shaky start this season, which wasn’t...
Cincinnati Bengals Week 15: First look at the Oakland Raiders

Cincinnati Bengals Week 15: First look at the Oakland Raiders

The Oakland Raiders have struggled even more than the Cincinnati Bengals this season, but they will be riding into Sunday’s matchup at Paul Brown Stadium on a high note. Oakland recovered a botched last-second field goal to seal a 24-21 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday, giving the Raiders their third victory of the season after dropping seven of the last eight and two straight. They...
Ohio’s Sunday alcohol sales restrictions would vanish under legislators’ proposal

Ohio’s Sunday alcohol sales restrictions would vanish under legislators’ proposal

A bipartisan group of Ohio legislators has introduced a bill in the Ohio House of Representatives that would allow all bars, restaurants and liquor stores to treat Sundays just as they would any other day of the week when it comes to alcohol sales. The "Sunday Alcohol, Liquor, and Especially Spirits (SALES) Act," House Bill 783, would “eliminate provisions of law governing local option...
High School Basketball: Senior standouts score 50-plus to join area’s all-time scoring leaders

High School Basketball: Senior standouts score 50-plus to join area’s all-time scoring leaders

Ethan Conley of Franklin Monroe High School and Corinne Thomas of Tecumseh pulled off a rare basketball double this past weekend. Both of the seniors shot among the area’s all-time, single-game scoring leaders at approximately the same time on Saturday night. Conley scored 54 points in a 92-80 non-league shootout defeat of visiting Houston at the Darke County school in Pitsburg. That tied him...
Going to concerts, games and events in Columbus is about to get more expensive 

Going to concerts, games and events in Columbus is about to get more expensive 

It is going to soon be more expensive to attend many events, games and concerts in Columbus. >> MUST-TRY: These beefy burgers are well worth the drive east on I-70 Columbus City Council enacted a 5 percent admission tax on most arts and cultural events in the city, Monday night, according to the Columbus Dispatch and other news organizations.  See exceptions to the tax...
Off-duty Dayton cop attends police ball before arrest, tells officers: ‘I’m going to throw up in the back seat of your car’ 

Off-duty Dayton cop attends police ball before arrest, tells officers: ‘I’m going to throw up in the back seat of your car’ 

Hours before his arrest on suspicion of burglary after allegedly kicking in a door of a residence in the early morning hours of Nov. 11, off-duty Dayton Police Officer Torrence E. LaPrath attended a police ball held at the Dayton FOP hall, a Dayton Daily News investigation found. Dayton FOP President Rick Oakley confirmed that LaPrath attended the ball, which shut down before midnight. LaPrath was...
12 Days of Cheese starts at area grocery store: You won’t believe the 11th day

12 Days of Cheese starts at area grocery store: You won’t believe the 11th day

Whole Foods Market on Wednesday will kick off its 12 Days of Cheese. Every day starting Wednesday, the retailer will have a new cheese priced 50 percent off. Amazon Prime members will also get another 10 percent off the sale price. “From funky to mild, creamy to crumbly, these cheeses aren’t just any cheeses; we searched the world to find them,” the company’s website said....
Area gas prices drop below $2 again

Area gas prices drop below $2 again

Gas prices in the region are back under $2 at several area gas stations, but could rise again soon. Some of the cheapest prices can be found in Centerville, according to WHIO’s Pump Patrol. The average cost of a gallon in Dayton is $2.14, with the cheapest coming in at $1.99 at Sam’s Club on Ohio 725, according to GasBuddy.com. Crude oil costs peaked Friday in response to the Organization...
Ohio State football season review: Offense lived up to the hype... and then some

Ohio State football season review: Offense lived up to the hype... and then some

What was expected In short: More and bigger fireworks.  Despite losing J.T. Barrett, the Big Ten’s all-time leader in total offense (12,697 yards) and touchdowns passes (104), the Ohio State offense entered the year with high expectations.  While Dwayne Haskins had only thrown 24 passes prior to the season-opener against Oregon State, he showed off a lot of natural ability and played...

HS Scores 12/12: Thomas leads Tecumseh in win

Boys Basketball Tuesday’s Results Alter 56, LaSalle 49: Uhl (A) 23; Lemons (L) 16 Beavercreek 60, Fairborn 57: Herbert (B) 18; Monore (F) 32 Butler 70, Northmont 60 Carlisle 66, Milton Union 44: Gay (C) 19, Stone (MU) 12. Catholic Central 55, Greeneview 34: Doolittle (S) 20; Caudill (G) 14. Cinncinnati Christian 63, St.Bernard 50: Rogers (C) 13; Gans (S) 12. Fairbanks 85, Triad 56: Hackathorne...
Police: 58-year-old man abducted at gunpoint back home safe in Dayton

Police: 58-year-old man abducted at gunpoint back home safe in Dayton

The 58-year-old man is back home, but his vehicle is still missing. The man is safe and was able to walk back to his house in the 600 block of Gramont Avenue, police said. The victim, whose name was not released, was abducted at gunpoint by two men who also robbed him of his mid-size sport-utility vehicle, a red 2002 Oldsmobile Bravada with Ohio plates GSG 8936, police said.  A man was abducted...
Rolling Stones rocker Keith Richards says he’s giving up drinking; ‘I got fed up with it’

Rolling Stones rocker Keith Richards says he’s giving up drinking; ‘I got fed up with it’

Longtime Rolling Stones rocker Keith Richards said he’s been drinking less and less over the past year and finally just “pulled the plug on it.” >> Read more trending news  The Stones guitarist and founding band member, who turns 75 next week, told Rolling Stone magazine, “I just got fed up with it.” He said he still has a glass of wine or a beer on occasion...
Disney World worker fired after stealing thousands, deputies say

Disney World worker fired after stealing thousands, deputies say

A Walt Disney World hotel worker was arrested Monday after stealing almost $49,000 in 2016, the Orange County Sheriff's Office said. >> Read more trending news  Between April 2016 and December 2016, Jamaica Hall, 31, of Kissimmee, issued fraudulent credit card refunds to hotel guests, which he transferred to his checking account, investigators said. Deputies said Hall worked as a front...
Endangered Missing Adult Alert canceled after Riverside man returns home

Endangered Missing Adult Alert canceled after Riverside man returns home

An Endangered Missing Adult Alert has been canceled after a 76-year-old Riverside man returned home safely. An Endangered Missing Adult Alert has been issued for Fred Wilson, 76, last seen leaving his Riverside home about 6 p.m. Wednesday. Wilson suffers from diabetes and police are concerned for his safety.  He was last seen wearing a red or brown military-style hat and light-colored clothing...
Can you ID 2 Centerville Kroger theft suspects?

Can you ID 2 Centerville Kroger theft suspects?

Police are asking for the public’s help to identify a man and a woman who reportedly stole groceries from Kroger. Centerville police said the pair on Dec. 3 pushed a full cart out of the supermarket on Cornerstone North Boulevard and left without paying. They may have been riding in a white 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe, police said.  Anyone who recognizes either suspect is urged to call Centerville...
3 people trapped in West Virginia coal mine found alive 

3 people trapped in West Virginia coal mine found alive 

Three missing people have been found alive in an abandoned coal mine in West Virginia, according to numerous media reports. >> Read more trending news  Erica Treadway, 31, Kayla Williams and Cody Beverly, 21, went missing four days ago after entering the Rock House Powellton Mine in Raleigh County, WHSV-TV reported.  A fourth person, identified as Eddie Williams, 43, managed to make...
26-year-old woman in stable condition after ATV accident on US-127

26-year-old woman in stable condition after ATV accident on US-127

A 26-year-old woman is listed in stable condition after being injured in an ATV accident Wednesday morning. Brittany Anderson was operating a blue 2007 Polaris Magnum 325 ATV on US Route 127 when it rolled over and rested on top of her, according to a press release.  She was taken by CareFlight to Miami Valley Hospital.  Darke County Sheriff’s deputies, Arcanum Rescue and the New Madison...
Former Miami Twp. trustee candidate indicted in attack on firefighter after Browns game

Former Miami Twp. trustee candidate indicted in attack on firefighter after Browns game

A former Miami Twp. trustee candidate and current Montgomery County Democratic Party central committee member is accused of attacking a firefighter outside FirstEnergy Stadium following a Browns game. Zebulon Music, 33, was indicted Dec. 6 for felonious assault by a Cuyahoga County grand jury. According to the indictment, Music “did knowingly cause serious physical harm to Joshua Hillabrand...
WATCH: Killer whales surround woman, swim with her off coast of New Zealand

WATCH: Killer whales surround woman, swim with her off coast of New Zealand

Drone video captured an unusual incident off the coast of New Zealand on Monday.  >> Read more trending news  A group of three killer whales seemed to make a lone female swimmer part of their pod, swimming with her in the waters off Coromondel at Hahei Beach, New Zealand’s 1 News reported.  The video shows the orcas playfully splashing alongside the swimmer and almost nipping...
Sheriff: Man in ‘Meals on Wheels’ van stolen in Dayton nearly hits deputy 

Sheriff: Man in ‘Meals on Wheels’ van stolen in Dayton nearly hits deputy 

A Columbus man remains in jail Wednesday night after nearly hitting a Fayette County Sheriff's deputy with a "Meals on Wheels" van reportedly stolen in Dayton. The near-collision Wednesday morning led to a high-speed pursuit on U.S. 35 East, just east of I-71 in Jeffersonville, that ended near state Route 435 (Old U.S. 35), according to the Fayette County Sheriff's Office.  Franklin...
2 residential shooting incidents reported minutes apart in Dayton 

2 residential shooting incidents reported minutes apart in Dayton 

Two residential shooting incidents were reported just minutes apart Tuesday night in Dayton, police reports say. Crews were dispatched to the 2500 block of Theodore Avenue at 11:44 p.m. after the residence and a red Dodge van were shot at.  Bullets shattered four of the van's windows and left the body with noticeable holes, according to the report.  At 11:46 p.m., crews were dispatched to...
Cannibal Corpse guitarist attacks deputy as his ammo-filled home burns down

Cannibal Corpse guitarist attacks deputy as his ammo-filled home burns down

The guitarist for the popular death metal band Cannibal Corpse was arrested Monday near his home in Tampa after he broke into a home and attacked a deputy, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office said. >> Read more trending news  Deputies said Pat O'Brien, 53, was arrested and charged with aggravated assault and burglary after he broke into a home next to the Northdale Golf and Tennis...
Burglars knock down Christmas tree, woman injured after fighting them off

Burglars knock down Christmas tree, woman injured after fighting them off

A woman was injured while fighting off burglars Tuesday afternoon at her Dayton residence.  Police were dispatched on a report of an aggravated burglary to her residence in the 1800 block of Kensington Drive around 4:40 p.m.  The woman said she was awakened by a loud bang, went to investigate, then saw her Christmas tree knocked down and two men attempting to steal her living room television...
Mars lander sends back first selfie from Red Planet

Mars lander sends back first selfie from Red Planet

NASA’s Mars InSight lander snapped its first selfie and sent it back to Earth. >> Read more trending news   The photo shows the first complete look at the lander’s workspace in an area on the Red Planet known as Elysium Planitia, where the probe successfully landed on Nov. 26. The picture shows InSight’s solar panels and deck. It also shows the rover’s science...
The Christmas gift that gives back: tummy rubs for dogs

The Christmas gift that gives back: tummy rubs for dogs

Many dogs love tummy rubs. Teddy, our 4-year-old Lab, is no exception. Just walk by him, and if you connect with his gaze, he’s got you. Big, round eyes with tail thumping — how could any softy resist? I can’t. My husband, Ed, and daughter, Jordan, can’t either. Dr. Peter Brown on petmd.com says tummy rubbing are soothing. “It’s an opportunity for bonding and part...
Dayton man found rolling around on porch, says he was chased by shadows while under arrest 

Dayton man found rolling around on porch, says he was chased by shadows while under arrest 

A 41-year-old man was reportedly under the influence of stimulants while arrested for outstanding warrants early Tuesday morning. Police observed Anthony E. Frazier rolling around on a porch in the 200 block of Virginia Avenue, according to a Dayton police report.  Frazier complained about being chased by shadows and appeared to be running through bushes and over fences. He could not sit still...
Trump scrapping some Obama-era school lunch guidelines, allowing more salt, flavored milk

Trump scrapping some Obama-era school lunch guidelines, allowing more salt, flavored milk

In an attempt to make school nutrition standards easier to attain, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue recently announced more “flexible” requirements. The final plan, published Wednesday in the Federal Register, goes into effect Feb. 11, 2019. It has brought cheers and jeers from school nutritionists and watchdog groups alike. >> Read more trending news  Supporters agree...
U.S. Farm Bill paves way for Central State to receive millions in research funds

U.S. Farm Bill paves way for Central State to receive millions in research funds

Central State University will benefit from a bipartisan amendment to the U.S. Farm bill that won final approval Wednesday in Congress. The move paves the way for CSU to receive additional funding for research that could potentially reach millions of dollars.  CSU Dean Alton Johnson said the impact on research will be broad on campus and beyond. “We are looking at vast agriculture technology...
‘It’s too cold in here:’ heat out for weeks at Dayton apartment, woman says

‘It’s too cold in here:’ heat out for weeks at Dayton apartment, woman says

“I’m looking for help. We need help because it’s too cold in here,” Stacey Williams of Dayton said of her apartment. She said she and her fiance have been without heat in their apartment for more than a month. She even said their landlord slapped them with an eviction notice because they reported the problem. News Center 7’s John Bedell is looking into what’s being...
Former Trump attorney Michael Cohen sentenced to 3 years in prison 

Former Trump attorney Michael Cohen sentenced to 3 years in prison 

A federal judge in New York sentenced President Donald Trump’s former long-time attorney Michael Cohen to 36 months in prison on Wednesday after he pleaded guilty to several charges earlier this year. Cohen, 52, admitted to lying last year to Congress in connection to a Trump Tower deal in Moscow after prosecutors with special counsel Robert Mueller’s team charged him with making false...
Man impersonating Walmart employee steals TVs, pinatas, police say

Man impersonating Walmart employee steals TVs, pinatas, police say

Authorities in Albuquerque, New Mexico, are searching for a man accused of impersonating a Walmart employee and stealing televisions and other items, according to news reports. >> Read more trending news  The man dressed as an employee and walked into a city Walmart on Nov. 24, KRQE-TV reported. He went into an employee-only area, grabbed a six-wheeler cart and proceeded to load it up with...
10-year-old boy brings loaded gun to school

10-year-old boy brings loaded gun to school

A 10-year-old boy has been charged after authorities say he brought a loaded gun to his Detroit school. The fourth-grade student brought the gun Wednesday, Dec. 5 to Spain Elementary-Middle School in his book bag, Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy told WXYZ-TV. Another student saw the gun and reported it to school officials. The gun was confiscated and no one was hurt. The boy has been charged in...
Ohio Senate votes to crack down on ‘revenge porn’

Ohio Senate votes to crack down on ‘revenge porn’

The Ohio Senate voted unanimously Wednesday in favor of a bill that would crack down on “revenge porn” — the practice of distributing sexually explicit images or videos of an ex-lover or others without consent. RELATED: Revenge port victim: ‘The cell phone had more rights than me’ State Sen. Joe Schiavoni, D-Austintown, said the legislation would create civil and criminal...
Texas theater allows owners to take their dog to the movies

Texas theater allows owners to take their dog to the movies

A theater in Texas is making the movies a furry family affair. Plano Profile reported that K9 Cinemas in Plano, Texas, opened Friday. The business is from Erik Lankford, who was frustrated that he couldn’t bring his dog to any theater.  >> Read more trending news  The idea is for owners to relax with their dogs while watching a movie just as they would at home, but...
Counterfeit money popping up at e-commerce sales has attention of police

Counterfeit money popping up at e-commerce sales has attention of police

Several recent instances of counterfeit money being used to complete e-commerce (or m-commerce, for mobile) transactions has area law enforcement agencies — and the Secret Service — on heightened alert.  Police in Piqua, Dayton and Huber Heights are among the departments that have seized thousands of dollars in fake paper money.   RELATED   >> Report...
U.S. priest charged with sexually abusing 10 boys in Philippines

U.S. priest charged with sexually abusing 10 boys in Philippines

An American Catholic priest has been charged with soliciting sex with underage boys while in the Philippines, according to federal prosecutors.  Rev. Kenneth Bernard Hendricks, 77, of Cincinnati, is charged with engaging in illicit sexual conduct in foreign places, according to the U.S. attorney’s office for the Southern District of Ohio. Hendricks was arrested Dec. 5 in the Philippines...
DA: Police overlooked evidence linking Hania Aguilar murder suspect to 2016 rape

DA: Police overlooked evidence linking Hania Aguilar murder suspect to 2016 rape

A North Carolina prosecutor says police overlooked evidence linking a 2016 rape to a released felon now accused of raping and killing a 13-year-old girl. Michael McLellan, 34, was charged Saturday with kidnapping, raping and murdering Hania Aguilar, who was taken Nov. 5 from her front yard in Lumberton while she was waiting to go to school, according to media reports. Robeson County District Attorney...
Earthquake, aftershock rattle Southeast overnight

Earthquake, aftershock rattle Southeast overnight

People in the Southeast were woken up by an earthquake early Wednesday.  The U.S. Geological Survey reported the quake happened about 4:15 a.m. near Decatur, Tennessee. It had a magnitude of 4.4. A 3.3-magnitude aftershock followed happened about 15 minutes later. At least two other aftershocks were later reported. Atlanta’s WSB-TV received dozens of phone calls in the minutes...
‘Cousin Eddie,’ ‘Ralphie’ bring Christmas cheer to Wisconsin town

‘Cousin Eddie,’ ‘Ralphie’ bring Christmas cheer to Wisconsin town

Instead of ho-ho-ho, a Wisconsin family is bringing ha, ha, ha this holiday season. The display actually started about a year ago, when the family put up a mannequin dressed as Uncle Eddie, complete with hunting cap and robe, from “Christmas Vacation,” WISC reported. >> Read more trending news  This year, a trailer was added to the scene.  But he’s not...
Colorado police recover couple's puppy, stolen vehicle

Colorado police recover couple's puppy, stolen vehicle

A puppy inside a stolen vehicle was found safe Wednesday morning in Colorado, and two suspects were arrested, KDVR reported. >> Read more trending news  Ciri, a 10-month-old puppy, was found and returned to its owners by Westminster police. The animal was inside the vehicle at 5 a.m. Sunday when it was stolen, KDVR reported.  Cheliesa Anderson said her family was moving from...
Source of radar blips above Kentucky, Illinois remains unclear

Source of radar blips above Kentucky, Illinois remains unclear

A series of radar blips that appeared over Kentucky and Illinois from an unknown origin have people scratching their heads. >> Read more trending news  Large, storm-like blips first appeared on radar Monday evening above Southern Illinois and Western Kentucky, reported the Courier and Press of Evansville, Indiana. But it wasn't raining in the region, confusing the National Weather Service...
Pay raise for Ohio lawmakers added to bill to help families of police, firefighters

Pay raise for Ohio lawmakers added to bill to help families of police, firefighters

Lawmakers put a pay raise for elected officials — including themselves — into legislation that would provide health care benefits for the widows and children of police and firefighters killed in the line of duty. The House Finance Committee amended Senate Bill 296 on Thursday to include a pay bump for lawmakers — their first pay hike in a decade. The proposal calls for lawmakers...
Police say people posed as Toys for Tots volunteers, stole thousands of toys

Police say people posed as Toys for Tots volunteers, stole thousands of toys

Police are investigating an incident in which thieves posed as volunteers and stole thousands of toys from Toys for Tots. Traci Higgenbottom-Williams, director of Summit County Toys for Tots in Akron, Ohio, told WJW the organization opened up the drive to volunteers for the first time this year.  >> Read more trending news  “It’s usually just a staff of two that does this...
The Grinch is riding his Harley from Whoville to Dayton for a free family photo-op event 

The Grinch is riding his Harley from Whoville to Dayton for a free family photo-op event 

He might be a “bad banana with a greasy black peel,” but we wouldn’t turn down a photo op with him. Buckeye Harley Davidson is once again hosting Pictures with the Grinch. From 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 15, families can come get a free photo with the green furry creature who resides in his cave just north of “Whoville” and who has a heart that’s just...
Mack’s Tavern wants to see who has the best decorated BEARD in Dayton

Mack’s Tavern wants to see who has the best decorated BEARD in Dayton

This one is for all the hard work that went into No-Shave November.  Mack’s Tavern in Centerville is hosting a Decorated Beard Contest Christmas Party from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. this Friday, Dec. 14.  “So everyone has a Ugly Christmas sweater party, so we are going to do a Beard decorating contest! Decorate your beard/goatie in all the glory of Christmas, lights, glitter, and...
School where 13-year-old with autism died after being restrained violated state rules

School where 13-year-old with autism died after being restrained violated state rules

As a grieving California couple shares photos of their 13-year-old son with autism, who died last month after being restrained by teachers, other parents have begun pulling their children from the inclusive private K-12 school where it took place.  The parents of Max Benson, a student at Guiding Hands School in El Dorado Hills, shared photos of their son with Fox 40 in Sacramento to show...
Quadriplegic student walks across stage for college diploma

Quadriplegic student walks across stage for college diploma

A Florida International University student, a quadriplegic after a diving accident three years ago, walked across the stage Sunday to receive his diploma with the help of an exoskeleton, WLPG reported.  >> Read more trending news  Aldo Amenta, 28, an international student from Venezuela, severed his spinal cord in a diving accident when he jumped into the shallow end of a pool...
‘Wing mom’ helps son find potential girlfriend

‘Wing mom’ helps son find potential girlfriend

We know about the “wing man” but what about “wing mom?” She’s the mom who will stop at almost nothing to get a hookup and potential girlfriend for her son whether he wants her to or not. Charisma Valdez, a student at the University of Texas San Antonio, reached out to a fellow student whose mom tried to get them connected.  In the post Valdez wrote, ...
Firefighters rescue teen, her dog Milo from frozen Greene County lake 

Firefighters rescue teen, her dog Milo from frozen Greene County lake 

An 18-year-old woman who saved her dog who had fallen through ice Wednesday afternoon had to be rescued along with the dog when her kayak became stuck on Shawnee Lake near Jamestown. Milo is one lucky dog. He managed to get away from his owner, Sasha Day, and then fell through the ice on the lake. But Mary Collins, who lives nearby, noticed something had broken through the ice. “I watched it...
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