Retired Troy firefighter, and now a co-defendant, accused in rape case

UPDATE @ 10:20 a.m. (June 22): A retired Troy firefighter and a co-defendant remain in jail on a rape charge, while the former firefighter's son also remains in jail on a weapons charge.  Jeffrey Paul Covault, 48, had his bond set at $200,000 cash on a single count of rape. His plea of not guilty was taken this morning.  Thomas Perkins Jr., 54, identified as a co-defendant in the rape...


Documenting growth: O’Neil seeks up to 100 new workers

Documenting growth: O’Neil seeks up to 100 new workers

A year ago, Hernan Olivas was several months into his new role as chief executive of technical documentation and engineering firm O’Neil & Associates. After the unexpected passing of his predecessor, Robert Heilman, Olivas saw his mandate pretty clearly: Raise the revenue bar. Explore revenue possibilities locally, including at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. And introduce new products while...
Ohio House of Representatives honors Chaminade Julienne baseball team

Ohio House of Representatives honors Chaminade Julienne baseball team

The Ohio House of Representatives honored the Chaminade Julienne High School baseball team on Wednesday, 18 days after the Eagles won the program’s first state championship in 48 years. Chaminade Julienne beat Wapakoneta 3-1 in the title game June 2 at Huntington Park in Columbus. Jack Huffman, the son of state representative Steve Huffman, R-Tipp City, started for the Eagles. He was the...
New Vandalia police chief: ‘Community has given me so much’

New Vandalia police chief: ‘Community has given me so much’

Kurt Althouse’s experiences in the Vandalia community began way before he joined the police department in 2014 and continue to expand with his recent selection as the city’s new police chief. Althouse, who joined the department as an administrative lieutenant, was promoted to chief in late April following the death of long-time Chief Douglas Knight just weeks before his planned retirement...
Middletown’s Harrison dominant in MMA fight debut

Middletown’s Harrison dominant in MMA fight debut

Middletown native Kayla Harrison won her professional mixed-martial arts debut Thursday night against Brittney Elkin, of Denver, in a Professional Fighters League 155-pound lightweight bout in Chicago. Harrison, a two-time Olympic gold medalists in judo, got Elkin on the ground early and dominated the fight, finishing it off three minutes, 18 seconds into round one. “Kayla Harrison...
13 things you won’t want to miss at the Dayton Air Show this weekend

13 things you won’t want to miss at the Dayton Air Show this weekend

  All eyes will be on the soaring action in the sky this weekend during the Vectren Dayton Air Show. Military jet demonstrations, aerobatic champions and historic aircraft are a sampling of the entertainment to be found at the premier air show that  marks its 44th consecutive year of operation. Shiela Wallace, media relations coordinator for the air show, said the event has been so successful...
This report says bad roads cost Dayton drivers $1,700 each year. Here’s what you need to know.

This report says bad roads cost Dayton drivers $1,700 each year. Here’s what you need to know.

Many roads in Ohio are in poor condition, and they’re costing drivers money, according to a research group. A report from TRIP, a national transportation research group, found that badly maintained roads cost Dayton-area drivers an average of $1,740 per year. The costs stem from repairing damaged vehicles, loss of time and fuel from waiting in traffic and depreciation of vehicle values. At a...
Big check means big things for Dayton Gem City Market

Big check means big things for Dayton Gem City Market

A giant cardboard check presented tonight was a giant leap forward for efforts to open Dayton’s first food cooperative, the Gem City Market. KeyBank announced it has awarded $100,000 to help with the project to build a community-owned, full-service grocery store on the 300 and 400 block of Salem Ave., which is located in one of the largest food deserts in the state. With KeyBank’s commitment...
Kettering police officer shot passenger during altercation after passenger fled

Kettering police officer shot passenger during altercation after passenger fled

One man was shot and injured in a police officer-involved shooting in Dayton: Shooting occurred Thursday night at Smithville Road and Ewalt Avenue A Kettering police officer initiated traffic stop, the shooting followed The passenger was shot and wounded, the driver is in custody Kettering police Lt. Michael Gabrielson said he’s working on downloading the cameras and radio traffic from the shooting...
Water danger: Wright-Patt among many military bases where chemicals detected

Water danger: Wright-Patt among many military bases where chemicals detected

Chemicals have been found in Dayton’s drinking water — something that has been attributed to a fire fighting chemical used at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and a city of Dayton training facility. Polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) have been detected in Dayton’s drinking water, but are well below the EPA health advisory limit, according to letters received by customers from both...
Hyperloop in Ohio? Two firms to study feasibility

Hyperloop in Ohio? Two firms to study feasibility

Two companies will begin studying the feasibility and environmental impact of a potential hyperloop connecting Columbus, Chicago and Pittsburgh. Hyperloop One is a worldwide challenge to create a transportation system that moves both people and products quickly. The hyperloop is expected to transport pods of people and goods through a tube — traveling 671 miles per hour. The hyperloop is expected...
Winker’s grand slam powers Reds past Cubs

Winker’s grand slam powers Reds past Cubs

The Reds haven’t done it enough to make it a track record, but it’s becoming a trend. On Wednesday, they spent five innings being stymied by Detroit right-hander Michael Fulmer before erupting for three runs in the sixth on the way to a 5-3 win. Against National League Central Division co-leading Chicago on Thursday, right-hander Kyle Hendricks turned in five shutout innings before Cincinnati...
Warren County forum to focus on ways to fight opioid epidemic

Warren County forum to focus on ways to fight opioid epidemic

Warren County is taking another step in efforts to combat the effects of the opioid epidemic on the community. RELATED: Warren County applies for grant studying first responses to overdose cases County commissioners will host a community forum on Tuesday, July 17, to discuss a recent study conducted by the Addiction Policy Forum on the opioid crisis in Warren County. The Addiction Policy Forum recommended...
High Court: Online shoppers can be forced to pay sales tax

High Court: Online shoppers can be forced to pay sales tax

States will be able to force more people to pay sales tax when they make online purchases under a Supreme Court decision Thursday that will leave shoppers with lighter wallets but is a big financial win for states. Consumers can expect to see sales tax charged on more online purchases — likely over the next year and potentially before the Christmas shopping season — as states and retailers...
Centerville High School student accused of committing sex crime

Centerville High School student accused of committing sex crime

A 16-year-old Washington Twp. boy has been accused of committing a sex crime as a result of an ongoing investigation by Centerville police after an incident alleged to have occurred at Centerville High School. John Davis, community relations officer with the Centerville Police Department, confirmed the investigation began May 5 after an incident on the grounds of the high school. “The suspect...
WATCH: Collin Sexton sends message to LeBron James about staying in Cleveland

WATCH: Collin Sexton sends message to LeBron James about staying in Cleveland

New Cavaliers point guard Collin Sexton is in for quite the summer. There are two paths his future could go down. One involves Sexton running one of the most potent offenses in the NBA and attempting to get the Cavs to their fifth straight NBA Finals. The other has Sexton being the foundational piece in a rebuilding effort that could take half a decade. It all rests on the...
Hundreds of children reunited with parents; Trump tweets after Republicans delay immigration vote 

Hundreds of children reunited with parents; Trump tweets after Republicans delay immigration vote 

Republican leaders have delayed a vote on a compromise immigration reform bill until next week, hoping to rally more support for the measure even as President Donald Trump casts doubt on its chances of success. Update 12:05 p.m. EDT June 22: Experts with the United Nations’ Human Rights Office said Friday that the executive order signed this week by Trump is inadequate to address the separation...
Nebraska recruiting: Who could be first 2020 commit for Huskers?

Nebraska recruiting: Who could be first 2020 commit for Huskers?

Nebraska finished the 2018 recruiting class on a strong note thanks to the efforts of Scott Frost and his staff, but expect the Cornhuskers to take the next step with a successful 2019 class. Land of 10’s Chris Bumbaca will answer a Nebraska recruiting question of the day every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Ask him a question on Twitter ( ...
Lisa Bluder walks away with Iowa’s top coaching honor

Lisa Bluder walks away with Iowa’s top coaching honor

We are tackling the best question supplied by Iowa fans each day. If you’d like to submit a question, tweet to Scott Dochterman here. Look for our Iowa Question of the Day every Monday through Friday. Go here to see all of our previous answers. ANSWER: Last season, Iowa women’s basketball coach Lisa Bluder became one of 10 active...
Hail the return of the Michigan-Notre Dame rivalry

Hail the return of the Michigan-Notre Dame rivalry

During the week, Land of 10 reporters following the Wolverines answer questions on the minds of Michigan fans. Submit a question or suggest a topic by sending a tweet  here to Rachel Lenzi or here to Kevin Goheen. Check back Monday through Friday as we answer the Michigan Question of the Day. Go  here to see our previous...
Jaren Jackson Jr. has 5th-best odds to win 2019 NBA Rookie of the Year, per Bovada

Jaren Jackson Jr. has 5th-best odds to win 2019 NBA Rookie of the Year, per Bovada

Several college basketball players officially took the next step in their playing careers on Thursday night during the 2018 NBA Draft. Former Michigan State big man Jaren Jackson Jr. was one of those players, as he was selected with the No. 4 overall pick by the Memphis Grizzlies. Although many analysts believe that Jackson will develop into a solid pro over the next few seasons...
Rockets GM on drafting former Middie Edwards: ‘He can do it all’

Rockets GM on drafting former Middie Edwards: ‘He can do it all’

Middletown to West Lafayette, Ind., to Houston, Texas. That is the basketball path followed by former Middies star Vincent Edwards, who was taken in the second round of the NBA Draft on Thursday night. The Houston Rockets, who had the best record in the league last season, bought the 52nd pick from the Utah Jazz to use it on Edwards. “Being a four-year guy at Purdue, he&rsquo...
Dream job alert: Ohio’s first Legoland Discovery Center hiring 40 people

Dream job alert: Ohio’s first Legoland Discovery Center hiring 40 people

Ohio’s first Legoland Discovery Center is looking for 40 full-time and part-time employees in a July hiring push. Open interviews at the indoor playground’s job fair will be July 13 to 15. The company is looking for experience in food and beverage, retail, admissions and custodial roles, according to a release. Legoland will open Sept. 21 at the Easton Town Center in Columbus. Applicants...
Former Flyer Antetokounmpo first A-10 player drafted since 2016

Former Flyer Antetokounmpo first A-10 player drafted since 2016

The last pick of the 2011 NBA Draft had a special message Thursday for the last pick of the 2018 draft. “Whoever is drafted 60th tonight call me right after,” wrote Los Angeles Lakers guard Isaiah Thomas on Twitter. “LOL. I’ll give you the formula to get right!” Nine hours later, after the Dallas Mavericks selected Dayton Flyers forward Kostas Antetokounmpo with...
Good Samaritan North to get new name

Good Samaritan North to get new name

Good Samaritan North Health Center will be renamed Miami Valley Hospital North. The Englewood health center and other sites with the Good Samaritan name will change names on July 23 to Miami Valley Hospital. With the Good Samaritan Hospital’s main campus in Dayton set to close this year, the names are switching to reflect the the main hospital the branch locations are under. MORE: Good Sam emergency...
‘He showed us a gun:’ Robbery victims testify in teen’s carjacking case

‘He showed us a gun:’ Robbery victims testify in teen’s carjacking case

Armed robbery victims testified in juvenile court Friday about a Dayton teen alleged to have taken money from a Miamisburg Shell Station, attempting to carjack a motorist and being shot by an off-duty police officer. The 17-year-old juvenile was accused of carjacking a man Feb. 4 and then pointing a weapon at cashiers at the Shell at Ohio 725 and Byers Road before trying to commandeer another person&rsquo...
GAC Fitness expands with turf workout areas

GAC Fitness expands with turf workout areas

Chico Grajeda’s gym trains student athletes like they’re pros using his experience from 10 years in the Navy where he played soccer and 20 years as a Major League Soccer referee. Chico and his wife, Rebecca Grajeda, will soon open their $45,000, 15,000-square-foot expansion at GAC Fitness in Springboro on Ohio 73. The expansion will include more than 11,000 square feet of turf in one room...
10 companies that will let you bring your pet to work     

10 companies that will let you bring your pet to work     

Love me, love my dog? Some companies hear you loud and clear. Industry leaders, already well-known for their employee-friendly and diversity-promoting policies, have gone one step further by incorporating pet perks into the mix. If you've dreamed of a job where you wouldn't have to look at the sad face of your pooch when you leave her for work in the morning, we’ve done some of the legwork for...
Expectations for Crimson Tide reduce drama for Alabama entering 2018 season

Expectations for Crimson Tide reduce drama for Alabama entering 2018 season

Welcome to SEC Country’s daily  Alabama Crimson Tide podcast with Ryan Fowler. In this edition, we talked with SEC Country’s Mike Johnson who was an All-American player at the University of Alabama. We talk about the headlines surrounding the Crimson Tide. Topics discussed: Mike Johnson is a college football analyst for SEC County, Mike is the...
The next Bo? Michigan commit Joey Velazquez to play football, baseball for Wolverines

The next Bo? Michigan commit Joey Velazquez to play football, baseball for Wolverines

Columbus (Ohio) St. Francis De Sales 2019 3-star linebacker and safety Joey Velazquez doesn’t just play football. He also plays baseball. On Friday, he committed to play both sports at Michigan. “I’ve always, ever since I was a little kid, thought I was going to be like Bo Jackson and play both sports in college. I’ve always prepared myself and had...
New ice cream shop opening in former Dairy Queen to hold hiring event this weekend

New ice cream shop opening in former Dairy Queen to hold hiring event this weekend

  A new independent ice cream shop coming to a former Dayton Dairy Queen is gearing up for opening with a hiring event this weekend. The Sweet Retreat plans to open in the next few weeks and will hold open interviews on Saturday, June 23 from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Interviews will take place first come, first served. 
Tennessee football podcast: Jeremy Pruitt hints at Trey Smith return

Tennessee football podcast: Jeremy Pruitt hints at Trey Smith return

Optimism about the Tennessee 2018 season continues to slowly build, and Jeremy Pruitt might have just added to the hype. Josh Ward plays audio of Pruitt on WJOX in Birmingham on Rocky Talk Friday. Pruitt gave an optimistic read of the Trey Smith situation. “We’ll be excited to get him back on the field this fall,” Pruitt said. Smith missed spring practice with an unspecified...
Man's legs amputated after parasailing accident in Myrtle Beach

Man's legs amputated after parasailing accident in Myrtle Beach

Officials with the U.S. Coast Guard said a man had to have both of his legs amputated after an accident in Myrtle Beach this week. Authorities with Myrtle Beach Fire Rescue were called to the area near 3rd Avenue South Tuesday for a water rescue, officials told WPDE. Officials said the accident happened while the man was moving from a parasailing vessel to a banana boat. They said the man fell...
2018 World’s Ugliest Dog Contest: Contestants, how to vote and past winners

2018 World’s Ugliest Dog Contest: Contestants, how to vote and past winners

The World’s Ugliest Dog Competition is getting underway at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Petaluma, California, and this year, fans around the world can vote for their favorite to win the People’s Choice Award. The World’s Ugliest Dog Competition takes place Saturday, June 23, after each contestant struts their stuff down the red carpet. The California fair tradition dates back...
C-STARS visit highlights trauma training

C-STARS visit highlights trauma training

Assessing and treating critically injured warfighters is no easy task for Air Force medics with two feet firmly planted on the ground. At 35,000 feet in the air, the ability to provide care is even more of a challenge, requiring in-depth, realistic training and readiness for medic team success. During a recent visit to Tactical Critical Care Evacuation Team training at Lunken Air Field, Cincinnati...
Kostas Antetokounmpo: Five things to know about Mavericks draft pick

Kostas Antetokounmpo: Five things to know about Mavericks draft pick

Kostas Antetokounmpo has heard the word potential attached to his name for years. That comes with the territory when your brother is one of the best players in the world and you have similar height and wingspan. “A lot of people tell me I have potential,” Antetokounmpo said last November after the second game of his short Dayton Flyers career, “but I have to keep working.”...
Melania Trump wears 'I don't really care' jacket ahead of visit with detained child migrants

Melania Trump wears 'I don't really care' jacket ahead of visit with detained child migrants

First lady Melania Trump wore an olive green jacket with the words “I don’t really care, do u?” printed on it Thursday as she boarded a plane to Texas ahead of a tour of a migrant child detention center. A spokeswoman for the first lady said “there was no hidden message” in Trump’s choice. “It’s a jacket,” Stephanie Grisham told BuzzFeed News...
Florida deputy returns fire after man with assault-style rifle starts shooting during home invasion

Florida deputy returns fire after man with assault-style rifle starts shooting during home invasion

An alleged kidnapping and home invasion ended when a man armed with an assault-style rifle shot at a deputy in Leesburg, said the Lake County Sheriff’s Office. The deputy, who was not struck, returned fire at the suspect, striking him and causing non-life-threatening injuries, deputies said. The suspects allegedly kidnapped a man from his home in Tavares some time after midnight Wednesday morning...
House explosion injures 3 people in Columbus

House explosion injures 3 people in Columbus

Three people have been hospitalized following a house explosion in Columbus, according to our news partners WBNS-TV.  The incident was reported around 8:15 a.m. at a home in the 400 block of North 20th Street, the station reports.  Two of the victims were transported to an Ohio State University hospital and are in critical condition, according to the station and a tweet from the Columbus...
88th Air Base Wing gets a new commander

88th Air Base Wing gets a new commander

Col. Thomas Sherman accepted command of the 88th Air Base Wing during a ceremony held at the National Museum of the United States Air Force, June 19. Sherman succeeded Col. Bradley McDonald, who is retiring after 24 years of service. Lt. Gen. Robert McMurry was the presiding officer. https://www.daytondailynews.com/news/afsac-celebrates-40th-birthday/o4VYwXohD4TUmP5lrR7szI/ During the ceremony, McMurry...
U.S. Air Force Band of Flight to present free concert June 27

U.S. Air Force Band of Flight to present free concert June 27

The U.S. Air Force Band of Flight will perform a concert June 27 at 7 p.m. at the Fraze Pavilion in Kettering. The concert is free and open to the public. The Band of Flight will perform a large variety of music genres to appeal to the community. Audience members can expect to hear more than 30 songs from different artists, ranging from Tom Petty to Bruno Mars to The Who. “Our group will be...
AFSAC celebrates 40th birthday

AFSAC celebrates 40th birthday

Airmen, foreign military partners and honored guests gathered at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base June 14 to celebrate 40 years of the Air Force Security Assistance and Cooperation Directorate providing America’s allies with the weapon systems and support they need to defend their national interests. Brig. Gen. Gregory Gutterman, AFSAC director, kicked off the celebration with a brief birthday...
Ichiro dons fake mustache, hoodie to sit in Mariners' dugout

Ichiro dons fake mustache, hoodie to sit in Mariners' dugout

A mysterious man was sitting in the Seattle Mariners’ dugout Thursday night, sporting a bushy mustache and wearing a hoodie.  >> Read more trending news And shades -- shades reminiscent of Bobby Valentine’s failed disguise in 1999 when he was ejected from a game and tried to sneak back into the dugout. The mystery man was no stranger to Mariners fans -- Ichiro Suzuki, now an...
New Dayton Inspires mural revealed for local brewpub’s 6th birthday

New Dayton Inspires mural revealed for local brewpub’s 6th birthday

They’re big, they’re iconic and they’re one of people’s favorite ways to flaunt their Gem City swagger.  The Dayton Inspires murals can be spotted around downtown Dayton, where people frequently stop to pose beneath the scrawled slogan. Announced earlier this week, a brand new mural is in the works at Fifth Street Brewpub.  “No we aren't entering a blue...
Arkansas gets a fifth shot at Florida, this time for national title bid

Arkansas gets a fifth shot at Florida, this time for national title bid

Four times Arkansas and Florida have played this season. The Gators own two wins. The Razorbacks own two wins. But Friday’s fifth game between the two isn’t as simple as win-the-series and advance. Arkansas actually owns a leg up on Florida. Friday night’s game at the College World Series looms as something of a play-in game for the national title. If the Diamond ...
Toys R Us announces day stores will close for good

Toys R Us announces day stores will close for good

Toys R Us will be no more after next week. The toy retailer, which started liquidating in March, has said that all Toys R Us and Babies R Us locations will close on or before next Friday, June 29 via posts on the company’s social media pages. The locations that are still open are currently offering what’s left for up to 70 percent off. Many stores are also selling the fixtures, NJ...
10 change makers weigh in: How can Dayton recover from opioid crisis? 

10 change makers weigh in: How can Dayton recover from opioid crisis? 

Working as a treatment professional since 1973, I’ve created a unique program I call “The Dayton Model of Recovery” – it says there are five things that are important to know about addiction, and five things one must do in order to access full, long-term recovery.  The fix is found in what I call “The Big Five Values/Commitments of Recovery.” They are: 1.)...
Springboro man transforms trash into treasures

Springboro man transforms trash into treasures

A Springboro man’s passion for the old and unique has grown through the years. “When I was a young boy, about 10, or so, I started pulling things out of the trash to fix so I could use them like bikes and old lawnmowers,” said Bill Bowman of Springboro Flea Market, 315 Conover Drive, Franklin. “At first it was just things that I could use myself, and then I found out I could...
Watch: Car skids, flips and lands between fuel pumps at Mississippi station

Watch: Car skids, flips and lands between fuel pumps at Mississippi station

Surveillance cameras at a Mississippi convenience store caught dramatic video of a car skidding out of control, flipping after hitting an embankment and landing between two fuel pumps, Mississippi News Now reported. >> Read more trending news A woman driving a white compact sedan was caught on the video cameras at the Marathon Extra Mile in Flowood. The driver apparently lost control of...
Alabama basketball: Collin Sexton goes No. 8 to Cleveland Cavaliers in NBA draft

Alabama basketball: Collin Sexton goes No. 8 to Cleveland Cavaliers in NBA draft

Alabama football drives the conversation here at  the Rammer Jammer , SEC Country’s daily Alabama athletics recap, but we’ll cover news for every facet of the Crimson Tide. Every morning, we’ll be here for the latest on Alabama football, basketball and every other sport on campus. Former Alabama point guard...
‘Your heart just swells’: These 10 Butler County foster kids have defied the odds

‘Your heart just swells’: These 10 Butler County foster kids have defied the odds

Every year Butler County Children Services celebrates the odds-beating accomplishments of foster children who graduate high school. This year was no different as social workers celebrated the accomplishments of 10 youths. There were lots of tears, hugs, laughs and high-fives at the BCCS offices Thursday as social workers and others celebrated the new graduates, nearly all of whom are now off to Sinclair...

Moon and Jupiter expected to be close for the weekend 

A mild weekend will make for a good opportunity to star-gaze! Clouds might not cooperate the entire time, but some breaks through the evening the new few nights should help you find Jupiter, said Storm Cente r7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini. You have a bright waxing gibbous moon to guide you. The moon will get bigger each night as it heads closer to its full phase. After sunset, look outside to the...
North Korea, South Korea discuss reuniting divided families

North Korea, South Korea discuss reuniting divided families

Officials from North Korea and South Korea met Friday for talks to arrange reunions for families separated by the Korean War, Reuters reported. >> Read more trending news The meeting, held in Mount Kumgang, North Korea, comes after the two sides agreed in April that a reunion could mark a common national holiday in August. The temporary reunions will be held at North Korea's Diamond Mountain...
Who was XXXTentacion? 5 things about the late rapper

Who was XXXTentacion? 5 things about the late rapper

Hip-hop fans and celebrities are mourning the loss of rapper XXXTentacion after news of his death broke early this week. On Monday, the rapper, 20, was shot and killed while sitting in his car in Deerfield Beach, Florida. Broward Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Gina Carter confirmed Thursday that Dedrick Williams, 22, was arrested in connection to his death. >> Read more trending news ...
Paul McCartney, James Corden visit Beatles landmarks in Liverpool for Carpool Karaoke

Paul McCartney, James Corden visit Beatles landmarks in Liverpool for Carpool Karaoke

Sir Paul McCartney has had a legendary run, from The Beatles to Wings and then a solo career  that has gone on for decades, but nothing can compare with his latest performance -- Carpool Karaoke with James Corden. McCartney gave the host of “The Late Late Show” a little “Help” as they drove down “Penny Lane” taking in the sights of Liverpool...
Japanese worker docked half a day's pay for taking lunch 3 minutes early

Japanese worker docked half a day's pay for taking lunch 3 minutes early

A city official in Kobe, Japan, was docked half a day’s pay for repeatedly leaving his desk early for lunch, CNN reported. >> Read more trending news  The 64-year-old man, who was not identified, works for the city’s waterworks bureau. Officials said the man had left his desk three minutes before his scheduled break to buy lunch -- an infraction they said had happened 26...
South Carolina recruiting classes impress now, and in the future

South Carolina recruiting classes impress now, and in the future

Welcome to SEC Country’s Chicken & Waffles, your daily dish for all things South Carolina Gamecocks football, basketball and more. Miss a previous edition? Find every edition of SEC Country’s South Carolina Gamecocks Chicken & Waffles right here. With the No. 8 overall class in 247Sports’ 2019 football recruiting...
Nebraska recruiting: Updates on Huskers’ next class

Nebraska recruiting: Updates on Huskers’ next class

Ronald Thompkins became the ninth member of Nebraska’s 2019 recruiting class a week ago when he announced his commitment to the Huskers. June has been a big month for Nebraska, as it’s added four commits in the last three weeks. Let’s take a closer look at how Nebraska’s 2019 recruiting class stacks up. Despite Thompkins’ commitment, Nebraska fell back in...
Penn State football recruiting: Latest updates on Nittany Lions’ next class

Penn State football recruiting: Latest updates on Nittany Lions’ next class

Penn State has assembled a top-20 recruiting class in each of the last four cycles, most recently signing a top-5 class last winter. The Nittany Lions are well underway constructing another talented group of prospects set to enroll in 2019, including six who’ve committed since May 17. Here’s the latest look at updates from the recruiting trail for Penn State. Penn...
Study: Republicans see ‘misinformation’ in media at twice the rate of Democrats

Study: Republicans see ‘misinformation’ in media at twice the rate of Democrats

Fresh data affirm a long-running crisis for U.S. media organizations: Republicans and conservatives just don't trust them. A May 2017 Pew Research Center noted in stark terms how the media-trust gap is widening between the parties. Now comes a Gallup/Knight Foundation survey with a finding that cements common wisdom on the topic.  Asked to estimate the percentage of news on TV, radio and newspapers...
New team to investigate region’s biggest problems, search for solutions

New team to investigate region’s biggest problems, search for solutions

The Dayton Daily News has started a new team to dig into the most pressing issues facing the Miami Valley and search for solutions that have lasting impact. The goal is to do meaningful reporting that leads to positive change and makes the region a better place to live and work, said Jana Collier, Cox Media Group Ohio vice president of content. “We care deeply about the future of our community...
New parks planned as part of Hamilton River Plan

New parks planned as part of Hamilton River Plan

There already are seven parks within the area along the Great Miami River that planners and residents examined while creating the Hamilton River Plan that Hamilton City Council approved Wednesday. FIRST REPORT: Hamilton unveils riverfront plan But the plan proposes more, and improved, parks also be developed. Officials have said it could take years to finance and create...
Wendy’s employee fires shotgun at customer’s car in parking lot, police say

Wendy’s employee fires shotgun at customer’s car in parking lot, police say

North Carolina police took a fast food worker into custody after they said he fired shots at a customer in the parking lot at a Wendy’s early Friday in Charlotte. >> Read more trending news  The incident occurred at 2 a.m., police said. Investigators said two customers had gone through the drive-thru and were waiting for their food in the parking lot, police said. A female employee...
Tabloid allegedly ran stories by Trump before publishing

Tabloid allegedly ran stories by Trump before publishing

During the presidential campaign, National Enquirer executives sent digital copies of the tabloid's articles and cover images related to Donald Trump and his political opponents to Trump's attorney Michael Cohen in advance of publication, according to three people with knowledge of the matter — an unusual practice that speaks to the close relationship between Trump and David Pecker, chief executive...
Dayton police investigate after rock is used in possible cell-phone store break-in

Dayton police investigate after rock is used in possible cell-phone store break-in

Police are investigating after a rock was used to smash the front window of a Boost Mobile cell-phone store Friday morning, officials say. Authorities responded to the 3000 block of E. Third Street around 5:20 a.m. on a reported breaking and entering, initial reports indicate.  They do not currently have a suspect in this incident and are working to confirm if anything was taken from the store...
Police chief: Officer shoots, kills man who fatally stabbed woman

Police chief: Officer shoots, kills man who fatally stabbed woman

Two people, a man and a woman, are dead following a stabbing and officer-involved shooting in Fairfield, according to police.  Officers responded to the 1500 block of Gelhot Drive around 6 p.m. Friday after receiving a 911 call from a woman indicating she needed help, Fairfield Police Chief Steve Maynard said.  The first Fairfield officer on the scene, identified as Officer Bryan Carnes...
North Carolina toddler battling rare Sly syndrome condition

North Carolina toddler battling rare Sly syndrome condition

Skylar Rodriguez was born three months early on Nov. 22, 2017, and only given 24 hours to live. >> Read more trending news "Her kidney wasn't working. Her liver's enlarged. She couldn't breathe on her own," her grandmother, Cindy Washington, said Wednesday. The newborn was diagnosed with an extremely rare disease known as mucopolysaccharidosis type VII. Her mother, Hunter...
Auburn sports: Butch Thompson 2024; special message from former lineman

Auburn sports: Butch Thompson 2024; special message from former lineman

Auburn football is the No. 1 topic in the War Eagle Wakeup every day — but we cover news, notes and analysis from across the Tigers sports world. Join us each morning to get caught up on everything you missed in the world of Auburn football, recruiting, basketball and more. Summer workouts are happening, but here’s what...
Archdeacon: Trotwood native, former sparring partner for world champ Floyd Mayweather, set to make pro debut

Archdeacon: Trotwood native, former sparring partner for world champ Floyd Mayweather, set to make pro debut

He went to Las Vegas five years ago to make a name for himself in the boxing world and now he says: “I’m a regular rock star!” Unfortunately – at least when it comes to his recent fight resume – Daquan Mays was talking about his life outside the ring. “Besides boxing, my life is wild,” the Trotwood Madison grad who left here with a budding amateur reputation...

NHL draft prospect Blake McLaughlin demonstrates power of families sticking together

Blake McLaughlin first slipped on gloves and held a hockey stick when he was 2 years old. He grew up skating on his family's backyard rink in Elk River, Minn. In the basement, he would pull on an Alex Ovechkin jersey and dream of sharing a line with the Russian superstar. And he fell in love with the Gophers after spending his childhood in the seats of Mariucci Arena. "He always had that stick...
Shopping online? Supreme Court ruling could change how you pay taxes

Shopping online? Supreme Court ruling could change how you pay taxes

If you buy something online from an out-of-state company, you’re supposed to pay the sales tax when you fill out your tax return. While some residents do, most don’t. That costs Ohio between $288 million to $465 million in online sales last year, according to the U.S. Government Accountability Office. MORE: New discount clothing retailer may be coming to Dayton Mall But that system could...
Live out your ‘Ninja Warrior’ dreams this weekend at Austin Landing’s first Fitness Fest

Live out your ‘Ninja Warrior’ dreams this weekend at Austin Landing’s first Fitness Fest

Austin Landing is hosting a special weekend event filled with fun, fitness, food and more to benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.  >> Here are 10 things to do this weekend in DaytonFitness Fest will include a public “Ninja Warrior” style obstacle course.  Course will open at 10:30 a.m.  No Registration Required - first come first serve  Admission...
Play it cool

Play it cool

Cucumbers are capable of much more than crunching up salads and soothing puffy eyes. They can help balance blood sugar and strengthen bones — and at 95% water, they’re hydrating, too. Work the crisp, mild fruit into these recipes, and reap the benefits any time of day. Active/Total Time: 35 minutes Serves: 4 With their vitamin K, cukes will help keep your bones strong, while protein in...
Redskins coaches take advantage of Alex Smith's vast experience

Redskins coaches take advantage of Alex Smith's vast experience

Much has been made of Alex Smith's experience and the battle scars he brings to the Washington Redskins. He's earned three Pro Bowl selections in 13 seasons and was a member of a Super Bowl team with the 49ers, where he worked under three coaches and six coordinators. Smith learned from three more offensive coordinators, including current Eagles coach Doug Pederson, in five years with the Chiefs....
A pie maker creates art for the upper crust

A pie maker creates art for the upper crust

In Germany, a country known more for kuchen than pie, one baker has become a sensation for her design-savvy, American-style pastries.  Karin Pfeiff-Boschek makes three pies each week, posts pictures of them on Instagram and then gives most of them away to friends and charities. Her online pastry portfolio routinely garners thousands of "like" clicks and fan comments. That's no surprise...
A chaotic attempt to reunite parents with their children

A chaotic attempt to reunite parents with their children

Each of the mothers had a different memory of the moment she was separated from her child.  For some, it was outside a Border Patrol station just north of the Rio Grande, shortly after being apprehended. For others, it was after an interrogation by federal authorities in a bitterly cold air-conditioned office.  Jodi Goodwin, an attorney in Harlingen, Texas, has heard more than two dozen...
Destruction at Miami fraternity house caught on camera

Destruction at Miami fraternity house caught on camera

Police were called June 14 on a report of a burglary at the Kappa Alpha Order house, in the 300 block of East Church Street.  The report was made by a person in charge of the house during the summer school break, who had been notified by the property management firm that oversees the house. Police were shown video of someone entering the house using the proper combination at 2:30 a.m. on June...
Is a pesky pothole making a mess of your takeout dinner? How a pizza chain could help

Is a pesky pothole making a mess of your takeout dinner? How a pizza chain could help

Have you ever had to peel cheese off the top of the box before enjoying your takeout pizza because of the bumpy ride home? You may want to pay attention to a new initiative from Domino’s. The Michigan-based restaurant chain announced last week that people can nominate their city in hopes the company will contribute funds to fix local potholes. Those interested in nominating their city can visit...

Big Sur’s Highway 1 southern route to open in late July

BIG SUR, Calif. — The entire coastal stretch of California’s iconic Highway 1 will re-open at the end of July, restoring a beloved but fragile route from San Francisco to Los Angeles that has been closed for more than a year, the California Department of Transportation announced last week.  Construction on the Mud Creek section of southern Big Sur, closed on May 20, 2017, after fierce...
Easy pancakes make any morning special

Easy pancakes make any morning special

When my mother made pancakes, you knew it was a special occasion. She would pull out the heavy-duty stand mixer, separate the eggs and beat the whites until they were cloudlike, then fold them into a batter creamy with cottage cheese. The pancakes would puff when she fried them, each one a tiny, golden soufflé ready to be coated in maple syrup. They were delectable, but as rare as double rainbows...
U.S. returns boy taken at border from Guatemalan mom

U.S. returns boy taken at border from Guatemalan mom

A 7-year-old Guatemalan boy was scheduled to be reunited Thursday night with his mother after they were detained and separated upon seeking asylum at the U.S. border, U.S. authorities told a federal judge in Washington.  The pledge by government lawyers — in a hearing challenging the Trump administration's immigrant family separation process — came less than 24 hours after President...
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