Amazon’s site working after crash kicks off Prime Day

Amazon’s website appears to be back up and running after it crashed shortly after Prime Day began. During the crash, customers could still search for regular items through normal search bars, access their shopping carts and click through Amazon devices, but customers couldn’t make purchases during the first hour of the sale. RELATED: Prime Day begins today: Here’s what you need to...


Charter school sponsor loses one school, opens up another in Dayton

Charter school sponsor loses one school, opens up another in Dayton

The STEAM Academy charter school closed this summer in northwest Dayton, but the same sponsor and operating company is behind a new charter school, Montgomery Preparatory Academy, which is opening this fall in Southeast Dayton. STEAM Academy of Dayton operated at the Our Lady of Mercy school just west of North Main and Siebenthaler the past five years, serving about 250 students in kindergarten through...
Dayton Public Schools eyes $475k ‘turnaround program’ for 5 schools

Dayton Public Schools eyes $475k ‘turnaround program’ for 5 schools

The Dayton Public Schools Board of Education is scheduled to vote tomorrow, July 17, on whether to spend $475,000 on a “turnaround program” for five school buildings deemed by the district as under-performing. The project will contract with Partnership for Leaders in Education, a program based at the University of Virginia. It would spend the 2018-2019 school year assessing and designing...
Dayton Children’s patient tower celebrates one-year anniversary

Dayton Children’s patient tower celebrates one-year anniversary

The Dayton Children’s patient tower has its one-year anniversary Monday, and the hospital is celebrating by remembering some of the tower’s first patients and continuing impact. "We had a great experience at Dayton Children's," Hannah Tincher said in a Dayton Children’s press release. On July 16, 2017, Tincher’s daughter, Jayda, was just a few weeks old when ...
Ex-political candidate indicted over actions during Springboro police stop

Ex-political candidate indicted over actions during Springboro police stop

A Warren County grand jury has indicted Samuel Ronan, the former political candidate arrested on June 9 after a struggle with Springboro police that he streamed for Facebook Live. Ronan, 28, of Springboro, is charged with obstructing official business, a fifth-degree felony; and failure to comply with an officer, and resisting arrest, first-degree misdemeanors. Ronan remains free, pending his arraignment...
Springboro drug distributor’s insurer won’t cover DEA opioid investigation

Springboro drug distributor’s insurer won’t cover DEA opioid investigation

The insurance company for Miami-Luken does not have to cover the Springboro pharmaceutical distributor’s costs that come from fighting a federal investigation, an Ohio judge ruled. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency is seeking to yank the company’s license, which allows it to buy pharmacy drugs from manufacturers and then distribute the drugs — including powerful opioid painkillers...
Boy, 6, pulled from Dayton pool has died

Boy, 6, pulled from Dayton pool has died

The 6-year-old pulled from a Dayton pool last week has died, according to the coroner’s office. Niguel Hamilton died at the hospital Sunday night, officials said. Hamilton was pulled from the indoor pool at Lohrey Recreation Center in Dayton Thursday night. The city released the following statement Friday afternoon: “A thorough investigation is underway. Out of respect for the family involved...
WHIO Radio and K99.1FM nominated for Marconi awards

WHIO Radio and K99.1FM nominated for Marconi awards

Two local radio stations have been nominated for the prestigious Marconi Radio Awards.  AM 1290 and News 95.7 WHIO was nominated for legendary station of the year and K99.1FM (WHKO-FM) was nominated for medium market station of the year. The winners will be crowned in Orlando on Sept. 27. The National Association of Broadcasters announced all of the finalists on Monday.  The radio stations...
Second Dayton-area Tudor’s Biscuit World set to open this fall

Second Dayton-area Tudor’s Biscuit World set to open this fall

The new Tudor’s Biscuit World in Fairborn is expected to open in 16 weeks. Ground broke on the building at 130 N. Broad St. today, a second Dayton-area location. The other opened in Xenia eight years ago. »RELATED: Back-to-school sales starting early as first day approaches The 2,500-square-foot restaurant will hold 40-50 customers and employ about 20, according to previous reports from...
Kasich talks arms control, ‘fraying’ Western stability under Trump

Kasich talks arms control, ‘fraying’ Western stability under Trump

Ohio Gov. John Kasich said he hopes the U.S. and Russia will re-engage in arms control talks following President Donald Trump’s meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki. “What I hope they get out of this summit is an agreement to sit down and continue arms control discussions,” Kasich said Monday morning on CNN before the Trump-Putin summit. “It is in all of...
Dayton VA to temporarily close gate, RTA eliminates 2 bus stops near medical center

Dayton VA to temporarily close gate, RTA eliminates 2 bus stops near medical center

An entrance to the Dayton Veterans Affairs Medical Center will close Wednesday for construction. In cooperation with the city of Dayton, the Gettysburg Avenue gate will close temporarily so it can be realigned with the U.S. 35 off-ramp, according to a press release from the VA. The changes are expected to improve traffic flow and safety near the entrance. While the gate is closed, traffic lights will...
WHIO radio hosting drive benefiting House of Bread

WHIO radio hosting drive benefiting House of Bread

WHIO radio is hosting a food and donation benefiting the House of Bread on Thursday morning. AM 1290 and News 95.7 WHIO is broadcasting live from 5 to 10 a.m. during Miami Valley’s Morning News from the lawn outside of their studios on 1611 S. Main St. in Dayton. The goal this year is to fill three vans with donations for the House of Bread.  WHIO radio’s Larry Hansgen is hosting...
5 recent police pursuits have included a woman’s death, a child left alone and other outcomes

5 recent police pursuits have included a woman’s death, a child left alone and other outcomes

A Saturday morning police pursuit in Dayton left a woman dead and a man in serious condition after the vehicle they were in crashed into a utility pole. Ebony Radford, 35, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, and the suspected driver, Thurston Melson, 37, was taken to Miami Valley Hospital and listed in serious condition. Here are a few recent examples of police pursuits in the region. Radford ...
A proposed Miami Twp. housing development has been voted down for a third time. What’s next?

A proposed Miami Twp. housing development has been voted down for a third time. What’s next?

Traffic concerns led two Miami Twp. trustees to vote against a plan for new homes north of the Dayton Mall, which caused the board president to warn the defeat puts “this entire development at risk.” The 2-1 vote was the township’s third defeat of Rivendell, a plan to build 81 homes on 31 acres north of the mall. The vote was a move that trustees President John Morris said &mdash...
Dayton’s Mikesell looks forward to running onto court at UD Arena again

Dayton’s Mikesell looks forward to running onto court at UD Arena again

Ryan Mikesell remembers the feeling of running out of the tunnel at UD Arena with his teammates before games. He also won’t forget his emotions walking out of that same tunnel, trailing the rest of the Dayton Flyers, as he did 16 times last season. “I was in my own mini-depression,” said Mikesell, a 6-foot-7 forward from St. Henry, on Wednesday during an interview at UD’s Cronin...
Texas woman accused of biting off, swallowing part of victim's nose

Texas woman accused of biting off, swallowing part of victim's nose

A Texas woman was arrested and charged with assault after police say she bit off and swallowed part of another woman's nose. According to KTRK, the victim, identified only as "Tatiana," said the incident happened last week after she, her neighbor and the neighbor's guest came back to Tatiana's home after a night out. When the neighbor's guest, 41-year-old Jessica Collins of Conroe, "...
Woman reportedly attempts to steal occupied vehicle, crashes at Dayton gas station

Woman reportedly attempts to steal occupied vehicle, crashes at Dayton gas station

A woman reportedly attempted to steal an occupied vehicle, and as a result, crashed into two other vehicles at a Dayton gas station Tuesday morning. Officials responded to Sunoco gas station, located at 1502 Wayne Ave., on reports of a crash around 12:45 a.m., per initial reports. Dayton police say the woman reportedly jumped inside the driver seat of a parked vehicle that was occupied with one passenger...
Bartender's heartwarming act of kindness for homeless man goes viral

Bartender's heartwarming act of kindness for homeless man goes viral

A Tennessee bartender's generous act has gone viral. >> Need something to lift your spirits? Read more uplifting news  According to a Facebook post by Dawn Wilt, an unidentified homeless man recently walked into Huey's, a popular Memphis restaurant, with only $2. >> Read more trending news  He asked the bartender what he could get with such a small amount of money...
Vacant house fire in Harrison Twp. considered suspicious, officials say

Vacant house fire in Harrison Twp. considered suspicious, officials say

UPDATE @ 2:20 a.m: A vacant house fire that occurred on Lodell Avenue early Tuesday morning is considered suspicious, according to Harrison Twp. fire officials. The structure, located in the 2100 block, was fully involved when crews arrived on scene just after 1 a.m. No other nearby homes were affected as a result of the fire. No injuries were reported as crews extinguished the flames. Damage...
23 tourists injured when lava bomb from erupting Kilauea slams into tour boat 

23 tourists injured when lava bomb from erupting Kilauea slams into tour boat 

A chunk of red-hot molten lava from Hawaii’s erupting Mt. Kilauea smashed into a tour boat Monday morning, injuring at least 23 people, according to news reports. >> Read more trending news  CNN reported that 13 passengers were taken to a hospital and 10 were treated for minor injuries when the boat made it back to Wailoa Harbor on the Big Island and that one woman was seriously...
WPAFB Tuesday Weather: Cool, less humid conditions through the day

WPAFB Tuesday Weather: Cool, less humid conditions through the day

WRIGHT PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE—Skies will become mostly sunny as we head through the day with slightly cooler, less humid conditions, according to Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell. Temperatures will still reach into the middle 80s. Even cooler and less humid air will arrive this evening with a comfortable Wednesday on tap. Skies will be clear tonight and Wednesday with temperatures...
You’ll welcome this bit of steam heat at your table

You’ll welcome this bit of steam heat at your table

This meal of crisp vegetables and plump shrimp is light, fresh, flavorful and fast. It is just the thing to whip up when you need to reset from a weekend of typical summer party fare, heavy on the grilled meats and mayonnaise-y salads. This dish celebrates the season healthfully by letting colorful summer vegetables - zucchini, red peppers and sugar snap peas - simply shine. And it couldn’t...
Clark County Pet of the Week

Clark County Pet of the Week

Meet Rocky B. He was actually adopted and in a home for nine weeks but recently returned because he didn’t like the neighbor dogs and had some senior accidents in the house. Rocky B is a sweetheart though and smiles everyday. His adoption fee is $65 and includes his neuter, vaccinations including rabies, worming, microchip with a free lifetime registration and dog license. Come meet Rocky B...

Opinion: As Dems seek a comeback, Obama finds a new role

“Where Is Barack Obama?” I have heard that question quite often during Donald Trump’s presidency, often said by liberals as a short way to ask, “Where is Barack Obama now when we really need him?” — as if he were a caped superhero who might save them from a zombie apocalypse. Or maybe it is simply nostalgia for another time that drives the question. Remember when...

Opinion: Business Insider waves white flag in Scarlett Johansson flap

A fascinating series of controversies erupted this week, and they had nothing to do with Donald Trump or Robert Mueller. Business Insider ran a column defending actress Scarlett Johansson from fierce criticism for her decision to play a transgender man in a forthcoming film called “Rub and Tug.” The writer, Daniella Greenbaum, took the apparently outrageous position that actors can pretend...
Flavored vodka is moving on from its whipped cream, PB&J past

Flavored vodka is moving on from its whipped cream, PB&J past

Though they may never grace an award-winning bar menu or be spoken of in the hushed tones used for rare single malts, flavored vodkas are coming of age. “What’s tarnished their reputation is that a lot of brands put out flavors that were not naturally grown,” says Grey Goose global ambassador Joe McCanta, referring to flavors such as peanut butter and jelly and whipped cream. &ldquo...

Opinion: Our rules of the game — U.S. Constitution

Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement, leading to President Donald Trump’s nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, has thrown progressives, the Democratic Party and the news media into an out-and-out tizzy. The online magazine Slate declared, “Anthony Kennedy Just Destroyed His Legacy as a Gay Rights Hero.” The New York Times’ editorial board said about a second...
Champaign County Pet of the Week

Champaign County Pet of the Week

Lily is a 4-year-old female domestic short-haired cat. She was brought to us by her owner. Lily is a laid back, easy going kitty who gets along well with other cats. She has been spayed, is up to date on vaccinations (including rabies) and has tested negative for feline leukemia. Her adoption fee is $50 with an approved application. Come visit Lily at the Paws Animal Shelter, 1535 W. U.S. Highway...
Leave those bottled dressings behind and make your own vinaigrette

Leave those bottled dressings behind and make your own vinaigrette

I am the kind of person who buys a bottle of salad dressing, uses it once and then promptly forgets about it in a jumble of other condiments until well after the expiration date. I suspect I’m not alone. Even when I have a bottle of dressing socked away, I am much more tempted to just whip up a quick vinaigrette myself. That way, I never have to worry about being stuck with too much (although...
Full of healthful fat, salmon is one of the easiest fish to grill

Full of healthful fat, salmon is one of the easiest fish to grill

If you’re new to grilling fish, salmon is one of the best to try first. For starters, salmon can take the heat. It’s a dense fish with firm flesh that holds up well to grilling directly on a hot grate. Choosing salmon means you’re also getting a dose of healthful fat. Think about the Mediterranean diet recommendations of eating healthful fats, fish twice a week, plenty of plant-based...
A million little fibers

A million little fibers

Kale has reached that point on the popularity curve where people are hating it because its popular. Once, it was easy to file away this dark green leafy vegetable as just some hippy food, but now it’s everywhere. It’s on the menu, on the vegetarian entree and meatloaf alike. Your favorite celebrities are gushing about their daily green smoothie. Still, many people don’t enjoy eating...
It’s mango season. Try this quick fruity summer salad

It’s mango season. Try this quick fruity summer salad

Here’s a quick summer salad. Sweet mangoes, roasted chicken and a tangy dressing provide contrasting flavors. Lush, ripe mangoes are hanging from the trees in Florida. It’s the best time of year to buy mangoes throughout the United States. Buy roasted chicken breast in the cooked meat case or deli for the salad. No cooking is needed for this dinner. Cucumbers cut into cubes mixed with...
Grilling burgers? Up your game with these homemade bun recipes

Grilling burgers? Up your game with these homemade bun recipes

To any real fan, a hamburger is never just a burger. Rather, it’s a work of art, passionately thought out and painstakingly executed. A great burger is the very extension of the grill master’s identity, the perfect blend of meat for flavor and just enough fat to keep it juicy and rich, flavored with the right mix of spices. Top that beauty with colorful veggies, a slathering of homemade...
The aligoté defense rests

The aligoté defense rests

We believe in the virtues of an open mind here at Wine School. Yet we would be less than honest if we did not concede our own struggles with practicing what we preach. Certain styles have proved difficult for me to appreciate with meals. Big, fruity reds, for example, that are high in alcohol and give the impression of sweetness, tend to overpower most foods. They are better for people who enjoy wine...
A super-easy chilled soup that’s a hot-day lifesaver: Vichyssoise

A super-easy chilled soup that’s a hot-day lifesaver: Vichyssoise

The name is the fanciest thing about this summertime soup, and you don’t even say it the fanciest way. Vee-she-swah, the pronunciation that’s most divorced from actual letters — usually the way to go when it comes to French — is, in this case, incorrect. It’s vee-she-swaazz, an even more hilarious hey-I’m-wearing-a-beret mouthful. After I said it recently, a friend...
Police: Man pays for pizza with fake $50 bill; gives driver $1 tip

Police: Man pays for pizza with fake $50 bill; gives driver $1 tip

A Hamilton man was charged with petty theft, a first-degree misdemeanor, and failure to appear on a $2,500 warrant after he allegedly paid for pizza with a fake $50 bill, Middletown police said. Daniel Gabbard, 24, also had a warrant out of Butler County for larceny and out of Trenton for drug abuse, according to a police report. Middletown police were called to Domino’s Pizza, 606 N. University...
A tasty summer salad that’s throw-together simple

A tasty summer salad that’s throw-together simple

Sometimes, I’m up for anything in the kitchen: ready to experiment, excited by recipes that require multiple processes. Most weeknights, though, my pressing question is: What can I throw together quickly — I mean, immediately — that will still taste good? And as the days and nights get warmer, my desire for effortlessness increases. That’s why I love a recipe that says, in...
Body cam video: Englewood officer comforts child left behind after pursuit

Body cam video: Englewood officer comforts child left behind after pursuit

An Englewood police officer stopped chasing two suspects to comfort a young boy in the middle of a police chase. Police said the boy’s grandmother and aunt left him behind July 10 as they tried to escape. Chases are dangerous for everyone involved, but it’s not very often to see the human side of the decisions made in these tense moments — decisions like the one officer Julie Brownfield...
22-year-old Centerville driver dies in Feedwire Road crash

22-year-old Centerville driver dies in Feedwire Road crash

A 22-year-old Centerville man was identified as the driver killed early Monday in a single-vehicle crash. Evan Henry-Singleton was taken to a local hospital, where he died of his injuries, Sugarcreek Twp. Police said Monday evening. Henry-Singleton was driving on Feedwire Road around 2 a.m. when he somehow struck a tree and ended up in a culvert. The crash shut down Feedwire Road for more than four...
Help identify these University of Dayton law school textbook thefts

Help identify these University of Dayton law school textbook thefts

277 books valuing at $56,487.30 have been stolen from the University of Dayton (UD) law school since March 2018. Two suspects stole 99 new UD law school textbooks for $20,933.25 on June 30.  One male, wearing a black shirt, is Christopher Begley, age 29. He is carrying an address on High Street in Columbus. Another male, wearing a plaid long sleeve shirt, needs to be identified.  In March...
Delta throws 102nd birthday bash for one of first flight attendants

Delta throws 102nd birthday bash for one of first flight attendants

(Begin old-timey announcer voice) The war was in its second year. Bugs Bunny has just made his debut. Ted Koppel was born. The year? 1940. (End old-timey announcer voice) And Delta is hiring its first class of stewardesses, now called flight attendants. Among them was Sybil Peacock Harmon, then a 24-year-old nurse. Delta recently threw a 102nd birthday party for her at her Acworth retirement home...
Madison school board silent as critics again blast new firearm plan

Madison school board silent as critics again blast new firearm plan

For the second consecutive public meeting, some residents vented their opposition of Madison Schools’ plans to arm select school staffers as part of district efforts to enhance security. And for the second time in three days, members of the Madison Board of Education listened but declined to verbally respond. The board held its regularly scheduled meeting Monday evening and nearly two dozen...
Former Centerville, Wright State golfer to make PGA Tour debut

Former Centerville, Wright State golfer to make PGA Tour debut

Ryan Wenzler picked a good day to go low. Wenzler, a Centerville High School and Wright State University product, fired a blistering 10-under-par 62 on Monday to earn a spot in this week’s PGA Tour Barbasol Championship in Lexington, Ky. Wenzler, who will be making his PGA Tour debut, was one of four qualifiers at Boone Trace National Golf Club in Richmond, Ky. Another Wright State product,...
Trump-Putin summit: Trump takes Russia's side over intelligence community

Trump-Putin summit: Trump takes Russia's side over intelligence community

President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin held their first official meeting meeting Monday at a highly anticipated summit in Helsinki, Finland.  >> COMPLETE COVERAGE: Trump-Putin summit: What people are saying about Trump's comments | Jamie Dupree: With Putin, Trump calls Russia probe a ‘disaster’ | Photos | Jamie Dupree: Russia...
Man was 'awoken by demons' before murdering Florida woman with pipe, police say

Man was 'awoken by demons' before murdering Florida woman with pipe, police say

The man accused of killing an Eatonville, Florida, woman Saturday said he was “awoken by demons,” according to Orange County court documents. Lesley Satenay, 40, of St. Lucia faces homicide charges for killing Krystal Phillips early Saturday morning at her home in Eatonville. The murder was not premeditated, court paperwork said. Eatonville police said they were called to a...
Dog missing since Sunday rescued from Perry Twp. culvert

Dog missing since Sunday rescued from Perry Twp. culvert

Brookville firefighters rescued a family pet stuck in a drainage ditch after a neighbor reported hearing a dog barking. Crews responded to the ditch on Air Hill Road, near Keener Road in Perry Twp. “We did find a small 30- to 40-pound dog that was trapped about 40 feet in the storm drain,” Brookville Fire Capt. Jim Hart said. “We utilized a portable stretcher and two of my guys were...
Ohio AG sues Kelly Heating and Air for second time

Ohio AG sues Kelly Heating and Air for second time

The Ohio Attorney General filed a consumer protection lawsuit against Kelly Heating and Air Conditioning for the second time. AG Mike DeWine said the business, owned by Daniel W. Wells, took money for services never provided. The last known address for the company — 7616 N. Main St. — is in Clayton where police are getting calls from angry customers. Others are trying to track him down...
Middletown’s Kyle Schwarber falls in finals of Home Run Derby

Middletown’s Kyle Schwarber falls in finals of Home Run Derby

Kyle Schwarber’s Chicago Cubs teammate, Javier Baez, watched him compete in the Home Run Derby from ESPN’s broadcast booth on the field Monday at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C.. “We’re going to have a great show from Schwarber,” Baez said. Schwarber, a Middletown High School graduate seeded fifth, delivered by advancing to the final round in his first appearance in...
Clayton police need public’s help to identify two car theft suspects

Clayton police need public’s help to identify two car theft suspects

The Clayton Police Department needs the public’s help to find two car theft suspects that left from Dollar General located at 8126 N. Main Street on July 15 around 1:45 p.m. Two males entered the store, and less than two minutes later, the suspects exit the store without making a purchase.  The suspects were last seen walking towards a 2017 black Jeep Compass, which was stolen from the...
Pregnant woman killed, infant injured in Florida triple shooting, deputies say

Pregnant woman killed, infant injured in Florida triple shooting, deputies say

A pregnant woman, an infant and a 13-year-old were shot in Pine Hills, Florida, on Monday, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.  >> Read more trending news  Deputies responded to Gamble and Dunsford drives about 2:40 p.m. on a report of a shooting.  A 21-year-old pregnant woman was killed, a 10-month-old was grazed by a bullet and a 13-year-old was shot in the...
Vehicle found in Ford Canal in Hamilton

Vehicle found in Ford Canal in Hamilton

A vehicle discovered tonight in the Ford Canal was not occupied. Hamilton police and fire crews were called sometime around 7 p.m. to the canal, according to a social media post from Hamilton Police Chief Craig Bucheit. It was not clear how the vehicle got in the water, and Bucheit said: “The incident is under investigation and recovery of the vehicle is ongoing.”
Help Vandalia police identify this Speedway robbery suspect

Help Vandalia police identify this Speedway robbery suspect

The Speedway located at 229 E. National Road was robbed on July 12 around 10:30 p.m., according to the Vandalia Police Department. A male wearing dark clothing and black and white gym shoes displayed a semi-automatic handgun and stole cash from the store. The suspect fled westbound from Speedway on foot. Anyone with any information on the suspect, please contact Detective Hulbert at 937-898-5868.
One taken by CareFlight after two-vehicle accident in Darke Co.

One taken by CareFlight after two-vehicle accident in Darke Co.

The Darke County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an injury accident that occurred Monday afternoon around 4:00 p.m., according to a release. Deputies, along with Greenville Twp. Rescue and Fire Department, responded to a two-vehicle accident on U.S. 127 north of Horatio Harris Creek Road. The preliminary investigation revealed a 2004 Buick LeSabre, driven by Jarrod Archer, 18, of Arcanum,...
Fairfield police body camera videos detail morning of fatal stabbing, shooting

Fairfield police body camera videos detail morning of fatal stabbing, shooting

Fairfield police body camera videos released Monday of a woman stabbed to death by a man that police shot in the act confirm what Butler County Prosecutor Michael Gmoser and Fairfield Police Chief Steve Maynard said happened in the early morning hours of June 22. The videos were made public Monday after a motion for a temporary restraining order to stop their release by the family of the stabbing...
Local artists team up for 9th Annual Art Splash

Local artists team up for 9th Annual Art Splash

Local artists will spend Tuesday creating with more than 300 children, adults and seniors during the ninth annual Art Splash. United Rehabilitation Services of Greater Dayton will host the event from 9:30 to 11 a.m. and 12:30 to 2 p.m. for those who attend youth and adult services programs, URS Development Director Vivian O’Connell stated in a release. This year’s talent includes photographers...
Florida's economy hits $1 trillion GDP milestone

Florida's economy hits $1 trillion GDP milestone

Florida’s economy hit a new milestone. The state’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) topped $1 trillion, the Florida Chamber Foundation’s chief economist announced Friday. >> Read more trending news  To put it into perspective, if Florida was an independent country, Florida’s $1 trillion economy would rank as the 17th largest economy in the world – ahead of Saudi...
Family confronts Dayton police during man’s arrest, prompts ‘Signal 99’ call for assistance

Family confronts Dayton police during man’s arrest, prompts ‘Signal 99’ call for assistance

A 23-year-old Dayton man is jailed on felony drug and weapons charges. Jason M. Herron is in the Montgomery County Jail following his arrest at 7:30 p.m. in the 200 block of West Parkwood Drive. He was booked on suspicion of carrying concealed weapons, having weapons under disability and drug possession, all felonies, in addition to a misdemeanor drug possession charge, online jail records show. He...
College softball: Lakota West’s Cummins will continue career at Miami

College softball: Lakota West’s Cummins will continue career at Miami

Allie Cummins is headed for the Mid-American Conference after all. The recent Lakota West High School graduate and Division I All-Ohio softball standout announced her decommitment from Akron on May 31 and will now continue her career closer to home at Miami University. The shortstop hit .591 with 17 doubles, three triples, nine home runs and 44 RBIs this spring as the Firebirds went 26-4 and reached...
Former Ohio State football player passes away

Former Ohio State football player passes away

Highland Local Schools announced Monday afternoon the passing of former Ohio State football player Mike Kudla.  No cause of death was released, but Kudla was only 34.  After graduating from Highland in 2002, Kudla played linebacker and defensive end for the Buckeyes from 2002-05.  He was an All-Big Ten first-team pick in 2005 and had three sacks in a season-ending win over Notre Dame...
Department of Justice indicts 7 people for stealing $1.5M in online dating scam

Department of Justice indicts 7 people for stealing $1.5M in online dating scam

Seven Nigerian nationals have been indicted for conducting an online dating scam that cost lovelorn victims more than $1.5 million, the United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Georgia said in a Friday news release. >> Read more trending news  The seven defendants created fake profiles on dating sites, sometimes using images of government officials or models...
Cougars thump Dragons in series finale, 13-4

Cougars thump Dragons in series finale, 13-4

Dragons starting pitcher Adrian Rodriguez has a tough assignment: show he’s fully recovered from Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery. From Mexico and acquired by the parent-club Cincinnati Reds as a free agent in 2014, Rodriguez missed the last half of the 2016 season after being injured and all of last season. He had hoped to finish off vising Kane County (Diamondbacks) for a sweep at Fifth...
Grandma was right: Why it's good for your health to be outdoors

Grandma was right: Why it's good for your health to be outdoors

Sure, there are treadmills at climate-controlled gyms and Nintendo's Wii is still going strong with indoor workouts like Zumba Fitness 2. And yet, old-fashioned advice to "go outside and play" is still the best for your health, according to researchers the world over. In one study published by the NCBI, researchers found a decrease in both heart rate and cortisol...
Votto: Riggleman brings ‘good energy’ to Reds

Votto: Riggleman brings ‘good energy’ to Reds

The Cincinnati Reds shared a press conference with Joey Votto on Facebook Live on Monday, one day before the 89th All-Star Game in Washington, D.C. Votto, a six-time All-Star, answered all manners of questions from reporters. Here are a few highlights of the session: On former teammate Shin-Soo Choo being a first-time All-Star: “I was stunned when I found out it was his first time. If this...
Off-duty Troy firefighter dies unexpectedly

Off-duty Troy firefighter dies unexpectedly

A Troy firefighter/paramedic died at his Covington home Friday evening. Jason Holfinger, 38, is survived by his wife and three children, according to his obituary. Holfinger joined the Troy Fire Department in 2013. Grief counseling has been offered to Troy firefighters. Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Koinos Christian Fellowship Church in Troy. A funeral service will be held...
California gas station clerk rescues woman from kidnappers 

California gas station clerk rescues woman from kidnappers 

Fast thinking by a clerk at a northern California gas station helped police rescue a woman who had walked into the store to hide from men she said had kidnapped her, KFNS reported. >> Read more trending news  Surveillance video showed the woman walking into the Triple R Gas and Mart in Waterford around 3 p.m. Wednesday and speaking to Savannah Pritchett, a clerk at the store, ...
Court docs: Man stood over police officer and shot him 10 times

Court docs: Man stood over police officer and shot him 10 times

A man who was sought for driving erratically stood over a Massachusetts police officer and shot him 10 times in the head and chest, according to witness statements recorded in court documents.  Emanuel Lopes is accused of shooting and killing two people Sunday after he was allegedly observed driving a BMW erratically and crashing into another car.  Witnesses told police Lopes was speeding...
Amazon Prime Day 2018 starts with some glitches

Amazon Prime Day 2018 starts with some glitches

Amazon Prime Day started at 3 p.m. Eastern time today, but not without some glitches. >> Read more trending news  CNBC reported that customers complained of errors on desktop and mobile. According to the outlet, some customers got an error page featuring “dogs of Amazon.” On those pages, a photo of a dog appears with the text, “Sorry. Something went wrong on...
Fairborn coffee shop abruptly closes, announces new location in Huber Heights

Fairborn coffee shop abruptly closes, announces new location in Huber Heights

Grind House Coffee and Tea Company in Fairborn had a ribbon cutting at its grand opening in late April, but now, only three months later, the coffee shop has suddenly closed. After days of being “temporarily closed,” Grind House posted to Facebook this afternoon that the Fairborn location will be closing for good, while a new Huber Heights location is in the works.  Exact reasons...
Man charged with peeking at girl, 12, at New Hampshire outlet mall dressing room

Man charged with peeking at girl, 12, at New Hampshire outlet mall dressing room

A Massachusetts man was arrested and charged for  looking at a 12-year-old girl over the wall of a dressing room at a store in a New Hampshire outlet mall, WMUR reported. >> Read more trending news Police in Tilton were called to the Tanger Outlet Mall after Eric Muldowney, 30, of Somerville, Massachusetts, was accused of climbing up a wall to look at the girl, who was changing...
Texas woman sentenced to 40 years for trying to sell 2-year-old for sex

Texas woman sentenced to 40 years for trying to sell 2-year-old for sex

A Texas woman was sentenced last week to 40 years in prison for trying to sell her 2-year-old daughter for sex.  Sarah Marie Peters, 25, of Houston, pleaded guilty Thursday to attempted human trafficking, promotion of prostitution of a child and sexual performance of a child, according to the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office. She received a 40-year sentence on the sexual...
Kettering officer, K-9 receive awards for efforts in arrest

Kettering officer, K-9 receive awards for efforts in arrest

A Kettering police officer and his K-9 recently received awards for their efforts in assisting Beavercreek police while apprehending a suspect. Recognized by the U.S. Police Canine Association, Officer Devin Maloney and K-9 Jax were awarded with the June 2018 Catch of the Month and 2nd Quarter 2018 Catch of the Quarter awards, according to a Kettering police press release.  At 4:20 a.m. June...
Woman vows to sue nephew over $1.2 million lottery prize

Woman vows to sue nephew over $1.2 million lottery prize

A lottery jackpot check presentation turned into a family feud when the woman who put her nephew’s name on the winning ticket refused to split the prize and vowed to sue for the remaining portion.  Barbara Reddick gave her nephew Tyrone MacInnes $100 to buy tickets for Chase the Ace, a lottery with a jackpot that had reached $1.2 million, and told him to put his name on the ticket as well...
Pro Football Focus pessimistic about Bengals offensive line progress

Pro Football Focus pessimistic about Bengals offensive line progress

Pro Football Focus still thinks the Cincinnati Bengals offensive line will be bad this season.  This seems to be predicated on two things: Ohio State rookie Billy Price being no better than last year’s center and Trey Hopkins both being the starting right guard and being no better than he was a year ago.  I’m not sure I agree on any of those points of view.  (You can find...
Florida suspends payment to toll contractor until system is fixed

Florida suspends payment to toll contractor until system is fixed

Payments to the contractor of Florida’s electronic toll system was suspended Monday until the tolls system is fixed, according to the Florida Department of Transportation. >> Read more trending news The Tampa Bay Times reported that FDOT secretary Mike Dew sent a letter to Conduent State & Local Solutions, Inc., which oversees the SunPass toll system in Florida. Dew...
Trump Putin summit: Paul Ryan, Lindsey Graham, John McCain react

Trump Putin summit: Paul Ryan, Lindsey Graham, John McCain react

Response to President Donald Trump’s comment at the Helsinki summit with Vladimir Putin that he doubted Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election was swift and pointed Monday. Reaction ranged from CNN anchor Anderson Cooper calling the president’s performance “disgraceful” to retiring Republican Rep. Darrell Issa (California) defending the president&rsquo...
‘Come on grandpa,' deputy jokes as he escorts tortoise strolling on Marion County road

‘Come on grandpa,' deputy jokes as he escorts tortoise strolling on Marion County road

A Florida deputy gave a unique escort over the weekend when he spotted a creature walking down a road. A tortoise was taking a stroll down a road when Marion County Deputy Bryan Bowman drove up to it. >> Read more trending news  Bowman said he was concerned that other drivers wouldn't stop for the tortoise, so, he turned around, flipped on his lights and slowed traffic to keep the little...
Shooting deaths at mattress stores in Houston are linked, police say

Shooting deaths at mattress stores in Houston are linked, police say

A man found dead at a Mattress One store in Houston has been linked to two other area shooting deaths, including a woman who was discovered Saturday at a Mattress Firm and a 62-year-old woman who was killed Friday, the Houston Chronicle reported. >> Read more trending news   Houston police and the Harris County Sheriff’s Office named Jose Gilberto Rodriguez, 46, as the suspect...
'RHONY's' Luann de Lesseps checks back into rehab

'RHONY's' Luann de Lesseps checks back into rehab

“Real Housewives of New York” star Luann de Lesseps has checked herself back into rehab. People reported that de Lesseps had her ‘RHONY’ co-star Bethenny Frankel speak on her behalf, confirming the news. The 53-year-old was absent from the season 10 reunion taping for the Bravo reality show. >> Read more trending news  “This weekend, Luann was surrounded...
Longtime Hamilton restaurant owner dies

Longtime Hamilton restaurant owner dies

Angie Mitchell said her father, a longtime Hamilton restaurant owner, taught her the value of serving others and working hard. James George Mitchell, who owned and operated Skyline Chili on High Street for 28 years, died July 12 in Hamilton. He was 65 years old. MORE: Leave your condolences for the family online “My dad would do anything for anybody,” his daughter said. “He was just...
Beloved Labrador dies after drinking too much saltwater at Florida beach

Beloved Labrador dies after drinking too much saltwater at Florida beach

O.G. was by Chris Taylor’s side for nearly seven years.  Taylor and the Labrador bonded almost immediately when they met when he was a 3-month old-puppy, according to WFLA. O.G. helped Taylor between classwork as he attended college to become a teacher. "He always wanted to be doing what I was doing," Taylor told WFLA. "He's my family. He's just so goofy and just...
Wildcats senior accepts offer to play golf at Butler

Wildcats senior accepts offer to play golf at Butler

When college coaches started talking to Springfield High School All-Ohio golfer Luke Wells during the summer before his sophomore year, he realized something for the first time. “I never really thought of playing college golf,” he said. “Then I thought maybe I could play college golf. It definitely made me work harder to be able to not just go for academics but to be there for something...
Minnesota man charged after large boulder falls off truck, kills 2 women

Minnesota man charged after large boulder falls off truck, kills 2 women

The commercial truck driver who had a large boulder fly off his vehicle in Minnesota, killing a mother and her daughter, was arrested Wednesday, WCCO reported.  >> Read more trending news  Police said Joseph Paul Czeck, 33, of Hastings, Minnesota, failed to stop when the incident occurred in Rosemount on July 9. According to a criminal complaint, Czeck faces four counts of criminal...
Judge OKs release of Fairfield officer’s body camera video

Judge OKs release of Fairfield officer’s body camera video

UPDATE @ 2:40 p.m.: A motion for a temporary restraining order to stop the release of a Fairfield police officer’s body camera video has been denied. Konrad Kircher filed the motion this afternoon and the motion was denied by Butler County Common Pleas Judge Greg Howard. “The Retherford bill will fix this problem in the future,” Kircher told the Journal-News. “I just hope that...
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