Golden Lamb restaurant to add outdoor dining area

Expansion plans by the owners of the Golden Lamb Inn are only the latest for the iconic hotel, restaurant and bar’s more than two centuries of existence. Last week, the Lebanon Planning Commission approved a plan expected to cost more than $1 million and add a veranda for outdoor dining and interior improvements on the non-original, south side of the building, which is on the National Register...


Measurement may decide fate of group home plan in Miami Twp. neighborhood

Measurement may decide fate of group home plan in Miami Twp. neighborhood

The fate of a proposed group home for youths in Miami Twp. might come down to a matter of feet. Residents around the Eckley Boulevard house in which Safe Ward, Inc. wants to operate a residential social service facility for up to six 12- to 17-year-old males contend it would be too close to a nearby facility that performs a similar function. Among the guidelines set by the township is that &ldquo...
Some Ritz products recalled for potential salmonella presence

Some Ritz products recalled for potential salmonella presence

Some Ritz products are being voluntarily recalled due to the potential presence of salmonella. Mondelez Global LLC announced the voluntary recall in the United States, Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands Saturday. >> Read more trending news  The affected products are some Ritz Cracker Sandwiches and Ritz Bits products. According to a news release, the products contain whey...
Jamestown man falls from boat, drowns in Tennessee lake

Jamestown man falls from boat, drowns in Tennessee lake

A Jamestown man has drowned in a Tennessee lake Saturday evening after falling from a boat into the water. Jeff Roberson of the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency told news outlets that 52-year-old Richard Curry of Jamestown, Ohio fell from a pontoon boat as he tried to step on a fuel dock at Norris Lake, according to The Associated Press.  Officers with the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency...
Guest speaker Judge Hatchett spoke about Women’s Day at church in Dayton

Guest speaker Judge Hatchett spoke about Women’s Day at church in Dayton

News Center 7’s Letitia Perry introduced TV personality Judge Glenda Hatchett Sunday morning as a guest speaker at St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church located at 2262 N. Gettysburg Avenue.  This service was the culmination of a month’s long celebration of activities focused on women called, “The Queen in You.” “I am inviting all women to join me this month as...
1 dead, 1 injured in Nevada church shooting, officials say

1 dead, 1 injured in Nevada church shooting, officials say

A man fatally shot one person and injured another at a Nevada church during service Sunday afternoon, officials said.  One person is dead. The other victim was taken to a hospital with a leg injury, Fallon Mayor Ken Tedford told KOLO. The identities have not been released.  The suspected gunman, John Kelley O’Connor, 48, walked into Fallon Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day...
Two ejected, one dead after vehicle crash in Clinton Co.

Two ejected, one dead after vehicle crash in Clinton Co.

One person was killed after a vehicle crash Sunday morning on Airborne Road near State Route 134 in Clinton County, according a release from Lt. Stanley Jordan. A 2003 Mercury Mountaineer operated by Angela Nace of Wilmington, 47, was traveling northeast on Airborne Road. Her vehicle was also occupied by Janson Nace of Wilmington, 27, Olivia Murray of Clarksville, 26, and three juveniles from Wilmington...
Wright State president cut $50M in first year, kept eye on future

Wright State president cut $50M in first year, kept eye on future

Cheryl Schrader’s first year as president of Wright State University included more challenges than she anticipated, but she received praise for her actions even as the school faces more layoffs and a fight to avoid state fiscal watch. . When Schrader took over at WSU on July 1, 2017, the bulk of the budget cuts were supposed to have been completed and a contract with the school’s faculty...
Kettering Medical Center hosts reunion for NICU babies and families

Kettering Medical Center hosts reunion for NICU babies and families

More than 300 people celebrated a reunion for children born in a NICU and their families Sunday afternoon in the Nelson Conference Center located at 3535 Southern Blvd.  Kettering Health Network hosted their third reunion for children who were patients in the hospital’s Level III B Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), according to a release. Kettering Medical Center’s Level III B...
Man arrested in Riverside SWAT standoff ID’d, report says

Man arrested in Riverside SWAT standoff ID’d, report says

The suspect allegedly involved in a standoff with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team and multiple agencies in Riverside Sunday morning has been identified. Jeffrey Jordan, 48, was booked into Montgomery County Jail around 7:30 a.m. but has not been formally charged. Charges of inducing panic are pending, according to jail records. A police standoff involving multiple departments...
One person taken to hospital after vehicle trapped underneath semi-truck 

One person taken to hospital after vehicle trapped underneath semi-truck 

A Honda Accord was trapped underneath a semi-truck early Sunday morning around 4:00 a.m. The male driver of the vehicle was transported by ground to a hospital with possible non-life threatening injuries, according to Chief Deputy Spitler. It is unknown of the age of the driver and what hospital he was transported to. Neither the driver of the semi-truck or it’s occupant had injuries. Preble...
Archdeacon: Remembering her beloved son, a mother seeks to improve his favorite place — the football field

Archdeacon: Remembering her beloved son, a mother seeks to improve his favorite place — the football field

The night before it happened, she saw her son, Joe, at his very best. That’s made for an indelible image she now holds dearly nearly a decade later and one that’s prompting her to do what she’s now attempting for the Twin Valley South High School football program. “It was Halloween and Joe’s friend and his little brother were brought to our house by their mom so they...
5 things you should know about the Oregon District

5 things you should know about the Oregon District

The Oregon District has become a gathering place for the community with its eclectic shops and nightlife.  Here are just a few things you might not have known about this Dayton neighborhood:  In January 1829, Brainard Smith recorded the first Oregon plat. This was made up of 27 building lots bounded by East Fifth, Jackson and sides of East Sixth Street, according to oregondistrict.org...
Air Force’s UFO program looked for aliens, found silliness: 5 things to know

Air Force’s UFO program looked for aliens, found silliness: 5 things to know

Nathan Robert “Rosie” Rosengarten never found extraterrestrials among the UFO sightings he investigated for 18 years. But due to the retired Air Force colonel’s death last week at 101, some are learning for the first time about Project Blue Book, a declassified program that examined thousands of puzzling flying phenomenon from 1952-1970. Thousands of sightings probed: ...
Gunman in Trader Joe's standoff was feuding with grandmother

Gunman in Trader Joe's standoff was feuding with grandmother

A feud between a man and his grandmother over his girlfriend staying at the grandmother's home exploded into violence that ultimately led to him taking dozens of people hostage inside a Los Angeles supermarket, a relative said Sunday. Investigators believe Gene Evin Atkins, 28, shot his grandmother several times and wounded his girlfriend at their South Los Angeles home on Saturday afternoon before...
Anonymous donor pays tuition for entire inaugural University of Houston medical school class

Anonymous donor pays tuition for entire inaugural University of Houston medical school class

An anonymous donor pledged $3 million to pay the full tuition for the University of Houston’s inaugural class when its medical school opens in 2020.  The school will begin accepting applications for the 30 College of Medicine spots next year, and they expect a competitive applicant pool, according to KHOU. “It’s going to be a different school with a different curriculum...
Middletown police warn of impersonators pulling people over

Middletown police warn of impersonators pulling people over

Middletown police are warning residents about a group of teens pulling people over impersonating police officers. Police made the public warning on its Facebook page on Sunday evening. Police said four white teens are driving around Middletown in a blue or gray convertible that has a light on the dashboard as well as a loud speaker and air horn. Anyone with any information about these people or who...
Man drowns trying to save 3 boys from rip current

Man drowns trying to save 3 boys from rip current

A man jumped into the Outer Banks in an attempt to save three boys caught in a rip current and was himself pulled out to sea on Thursday.  Kenny Ray Gooch, 32, of Powells Point, tried to save his girlfriend’s 12-year-old son,  who was swimming near the Kitty Hawk pier with two teens, when they were pulled 75 yards out by a rip current, WTKR reported. Gooch rushed in to help but...
New Ronald McDonald Family Room opens inside Dayton Children's Hospital

New Ronald McDonald Family Room opens inside Dayton Children's Hospital

The Ronald McDonald House now has a new family room after a ribbon-cutting ceremony Sunday afternoon. The new and spacious family room opened up inside the Dayton Children’s Hospital, according to a release. The room is in the west wing of the hospital and has computers, napping pods, a kitchen, laundry, and shower facilities. It’s also furnished with a La-Z-Boy, along with staffing and...
2 businesses granted request to become part of Middletown

2 businesses granted request to become part of Middletown

Middletown grew by about three acres Tuesday after City Council approved an annexation request. Council approved an emergency ordinance to approve the annexation request of property owners Crown East Ltd. and DKD LLC for about 3.089 acres in Franklin Twp., located near 4501 South Dixie Highway, 6962 Coles Road, and Talton Driv. A gas station/convenience store and the Crown Palaza Banquet Center are...
3 children found with malnourished disabled man; parents arrested

3 children found with malnourished disabled man; parents arrested

Police arrested the mother and stepfather of three unsupervised children and a disabled adult who appeared to be malnourished after officers found them in a southwest Atlanta residence. Officers arrived to the house on Saturday at about 5:30 p.m., police spokesman John Chafee said in a statement. The people who called police had moved out of the house about three weeks ago, Chafee said. “They...
Scammers using photo of former councilman to catfish women

Scammers using photo of former councilman to catfish women

By most accounts, Alex Wan is a good-looking guy.  In fact, he might be so good-looking that dozens of men around the world want to be him — or at least have his face.  Images of the former Atlanta City Councilman and current executive director of Horizons Atlanta are popping up all over social media on the pages of men claiming to be him.  Like Kim Chan Sun. And Wilson B. Larry...
SWBL Southwestern football: Valley View, Franklin share top spot in coaches poll

SWBL Southwestern football: Valley View, Franklin share top spot in coaches poll

Look for the Southwestern Buckeye League Southwestern Division prep football race to be a tight one this season. Defending champion Valley View and Franklin finished in a tie for first place in the preseason SWBL coaches poll. Bellbrook was a close third, followed (in order) by Brookville, Oakwood, Eaton and Monroe. “It doesn’t surprise me how it shook out,” Franklin coach Brad Childers...
Recent rains expected to keep cooler temps for Butler County Fair

Recent rains expected to keep cooler temps for Butler County Fair

While the recent rain showers over the past few days wreaked havoc for the Ohio Balloon Challenge in Middletown over the weekend, Butler County Fair officials believe it will help keep temperatures cooler this year. “Rain isn’t a bad thing,” said Doug Turner, Butler County Fair Board president. “It cooled things off and this is the best Sunday crowd we’ve had in a while...
Woman impaled by unattended beach umbrella, police say

Woman impaled by unattended beach umbrella, police say

A 46-year-old woman was impaled by an unattended beach umbrella Sunday afternoon, police said.  The Pennsylvania woman, who has not been identified, was pierced in the chest at 3:11 p.m. by an unattended rental umbrella that had not been returned, Ocean City Beach Patrol Cpt. Butch Arbin told WMDT.  Responders secured the errant umbrella with the help of other people on the beach. Rescuers...
Fairfield’s Sunbonnet Days ‘like a walk in the past’

Fairfield’s Sunbonnet Days ‘like a walk in the past’

Fairfield’s Sunbonnet Heritage Days on Aug. 4 will allow the few hundred people that attend to reflect on what the area was like in the first century of Butler County’s founding. The event is sponsored by the Fairfield Historical Society and the Four Seasons Garden Club to present exhibits and events focusing on life as it was in the 1800s and early 1900s. “It allows you to reflect...
SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches at Cape Canaveral 

SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches at Cape Canaveral 

SpaceX lit up the night sky over the Space Coast this weekend with the launch of the Telstar 19 Vantage satellite around 1:50 a.m. Sunday. The space launch company said Saturday that its Falcon 9 rocket was vertical on the launch pad at Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Telstar 19 Vantage is described as a “state-of-the-art, high throughput satellite optimized to serve...
Baby bald eagle dies less than week after first flight

Baby bald eagle dies less than week after first flight

Flyer, the baby bald eagle who took her first flight Tuesday, has died. Jim Weller, founder of Eastwood Eagle Watchers, confirmed that the 87-day-old eagle was struck by a delivery truck while attempting to cross Interstate 75 in Dayton Sunday morning. She flew across the highway from the north riverbank area and attempted to land but missed her perch. Weller said this is common for eagles at this...
Matt Harvey on struggles vs. Pirates: ‘That’s baseball’

Matt Harvey on struggles vs. Pirates: ‘That’s baseball’

Baseball players love to explain bad days by saying, “That’s baseball.” It’s a phrase as old as the game itself, and it’s one Cincinnati Reds pitcher Matt Harvey used Sunday after a 9-2 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates at Great American Ball Park. Harvey (5-6, 5.21) surrendered a career-high four home runs and delivered his worst performance in 13 starts with...
Truck lands on its side after crash in Clayton

Truck lands on its side after crash in Clayton

A truck reportedly landed on its side after an accident involving another vehicle in Clayton Sunday. Emergency crews were dispatched to the 6300 block of Garber Road around 3:15 p.m. to a report of a two-vehicle crash. It appeared a white pick-up truck and a black Pontiac Sedan collided, but it’s unclear why. Clayton police are on scene but are not providing information currently. It’s...
Lakota offering tip-line to report suspicious activity

Lakota offering tip-line to report suspicious activity

Lakota Local Schools is taking additional measures to further boost safety in its schools throughout West Chester and Liberty townships. MORE: Lakota nixes school security tax, but other Butler County districts are in The school system — the largest district in Butler County and the biggest suburban district in Southwest Ohio — is partnering with the Ohio Department of Education and the...
Pirates complete sweep of Reds with another rout

Pirates complete sweep of Reds with another rout

Trucks from WWE Smackdown lined the streets outside Great American Ball Park on Sunday. The wrestlers will put on a show Monday night at U.S. Bank Arena. A smackdown of a different sort took place all weekend on the diamond. A Cincinnati Reds team with hopes of escaping last place and overtaking the Pittsburgh Pirates in the National League Central Division were instead dominated in every phase of...
Gunman in Trader Joe’s hostage situation arrested, held on $2M bail, victim identified

Gunman in Trader Joe’s hostage situation arrested, held on $2M bail, victim identified

One woman is dead and a suspect in custody after dozens of people were held hostage Saturday during a standoff at a Los Angeles Trader Joe’s supermarket. Update 3:40 p.m. EDT July 22: The victim of a gunman who shot his grandmother and took dozens of people hostage at a Los Angeles Trader Joe’s has been identified by police. The Associated Press reported that, according to...
Attendance down at Middletown balloon event due to rainy weather

Attendance down at Middletown balloon event due to rainy weather

Stormy weather dampened the annual Ohio Balloon Challenge hot-air balloon event for a second day as no balloons were able to fly in the competition and kept thousands of people away. Kathy Stites, Ohio Balloon Challenge event manager, said attendance “was down big-time” because of the strong storms that came in on Friday and again on Saturday. “We normally have 40,000 to 60,000 visit...
Little League: West Side faces a long road to win another state title

Little League: West Side faces a long road to win another state title

Tim Nichting hopes he’ll be seeing a lot of baseball from his Hamilton West Side squad this week. The local all-stars are in the losers’ bracket of the Ohio Little League Tournament after opening with a surprising 10-3 loss to Galion on Saturday at the Hoover Community Recreation Complex. That means West Side will now have to post seven straight victories to capture their fourth consecutive...
Harvey delivers worst performance since joining Reds rotation

Harvey delivers worst performance since joining Reds rotation

In his second-to-last start before the trade deadline, Matt Harvey delivered his worst performance since joining the Cincinnati Reds. Harvey allowed eight earned runs in 3 2/3 innings Sunday against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Great American Ball Park as the Reds tried to avoid a three-game sweep. He left the game after facing three batters in the fourth. Six runs scored against Harvey on four home...
Ohio lawmakers support renaming portion of Ohio 4 for Patrick Wolterman

Ohio lawmakers support renaming portion of Ohio 4 for Patrick Wolterman

It’s taken a few detours, but “Firefighter and Paramedic Patrick Wolterman Memorial Highway” will be a reality. Ohio Rep. Wes Retherford, R-Hamilton, introduced a bill earlier this year to rename a portion of Ohio 4 — from North Fair Avenue to High Street — for the Hamilton firefighter who died in the line of duty in December 2015. The bill was added to Senate Bill 86...
No arrests made at latest Butler County OVI checkpoint

No arrests made at latest Butler County OVI checkpoint

An OVI checkpoint Saturday night in Fairfield netted no arrests. Pete Reising, Butler County OVI Task Force Coordinator, said 98 cars passed throught the checkpoint conducted in the northbound lane of U.S. 127 at Pleasant Avenue and Symmes Road between 11 p.m. and 1 a.m. as heavy rain was moving in. MOVE: Ohio 4 milling, paving work in Fairfield to start Sunday Reising said there were five cars diverted...
Tony Sparano, former Miami Dolphins and Oakland Raiders head coach, dead at 56

Tony Sparano, former Miami Dolphins and Oakland Raiders head coach, dead at 56

Offensive line coach for the Minnesota Vikings Tony Sparano died Sunday morning at age 56. The Vikings said in a statement Sunday that Sparano died unexpectedly. >> Read more trending news  Before coaching with the Vikings, Sparano was the head coach for the Miami Dolphins and Oakland Raiders. He started his NFL career in 1999 as an offensive quality control coach for the Cleveland...
Rapper Offset posts bail, reunites with wife Cardi B after arrest for weapon, drug charges

Rapper Offset posts bail, reunites with wife Cardi B after arrest for weapon, drug charges

Migos rapper Offset came home Saturday after he was arrested on suspicion of drug and weapon charges Friday. WSB reported the 25-year-old and his bodyguard, Senay Gezahgn, were traveling in Jonesboro, Georgia, when police pulled over Offset for an improper lane change. Offset, whose real name is Kiari Cephus, was driving a 2014 Porsche 911 Carrera. >> Read more trending news ...
9 members of one family among 17 killed in duck boat accident on lake in Branson, Missouri 

9 members of one family among 17 killed in duck boat accident on lake in Branson, Missouri 

A duck boat accident on Table Rock Lake in Branson, Missouri, killed 17 people Thursday night, including the boat’s driver and nine members of an Indiana family, according to authorities. Fourteen other people were injured. >> Read more trending news  Update 12:50 p.m. EDT July 22: The 17 people killed in the duck boat accident have all been identified, according to The...
Car flips on its top, catches fire in Dayton

Car flips on its top, catches fire in Dayton

Police on scene told us one man was taken to a hospital but is in good condition after he struck an RTA pole and flipped his car on its top. The driver was the only person involved in the accident, police said. He lost control of his car before striking the pole. A tow truck just left the scene and the road should open back up soon. A road is closed after a vehicle flipped on its top and caught fire...
Singer Michelle Williams updates fans after reports she checked into mental health facility

Singer Michelle Williams updates fans after reports she checked into mental health facility

Michelle Williams posted a quick update for fans Friday after a report emerged that she checked herself into a mental health facility for depression. >> Read more trending news  Entertainment Tonight reported that the former Destiny’s Child singer tweeted, “Progress not Perfection!” along with a screenshot from her Instagram story that read, “I feel the...
Riggleman confirms Reds will use six-man starting rotation

Riggleman confirms Reds will use six-man starting rotation

The Cincinnati Reds will use a six-man starting pitching rotation at least until the trade deadline July 31, though interim manager Jim Riggleman hopes the Reds hang onto Matt Harvey, the player most likely to be dealt. “I’ve got no indication that he’s going to be traded,” Riggleman said Sunday. Harvey (5-5, 4.63 ERA) makes his 13th start with the Reds on Sunday, facing the...
Baby found dead after mom left him home alone for 10 hours while she worked, police say

Baby found dead after mom left him home alone for 10 hours while she worked, police say

An Arizona mother is in jail after police said she went to work and left her 1-year-old son alone in their apartment, where he was found dead 10 hours later. According to court documents obtained by KTVK, Donielle Joyce King, 32, of Phoenix, was arrested and charged with child abuse after first responders found the boy unresponsive Tuesday afternoon.  King told investigators that she left...
New Butler County service detects possible mortgage fraud

New Butler County service detects possible mortgage fraud

There haven’t been a rash of fraudulent property record breaches in Butler County and county Recorder Danny Crank wants to keep it that way, so his office is offering residents a new anti-fraud service. Crank recently introduced FraudSleuth, a computer program that allows property owners to search records to make sure somebody hasn’t filed a lien or fraudulent documents on their home....
Broken driver hasn’t slowed Green in Springfield City Am

Broken driver hasn’t slowed Green in Springfield City Am

Avery Green prepared for the Springfield City Am by hitting range balls at Young’s Jersey Dairy with some buddies. But the practice session ended abruptly when one of them borrowed Green’s driver, took a swing and snapped the graphite shaft in two. That club wasn’t as valuable as a Fabergé Egg to Green, but close. And with just two days to go before the start of the 89th-annual...
Frequent teen technology use linked to ADHD symptoms, study finds

Frequent teen technology use linked to ADHD symptoms, study finds

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder is one of the most common neurodevelopmental disorders of childhood, affecting millions of American children annually, according to the Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. While the causes and risk factors of the disorder are unknown, researchers are studying how brain injury, exposure to lead and other environmental factors during...

Nike says its $250 running shoes will make you run much faster. What if that’s actually true?

If a running shoe made you 25 percent faster, would it be fair to wear it in a race? What about 10 percent? Or 2 percent? The Nike Zoom Vaporfly 4% — a bouncy, expensive shoe released to the public one year ago — raises these questions like no shoe in recent distance running history. Nike says the shoes are about 4 percent better than some of its best racing shoes, as measured by how much...
At an American escargot farm, growth proceeds at a snail's pace

At an American escargot farm, growth proceeds at a snail's pace

Life on the nation's only USDA-certified snail farm is, as one might imagine, pretty slow. And quiet. And small, with the entire farm contained within one 300-square-foot greenhouse in the middle of Long Island's wine country. At Peconic Escargot, 30,000 to 50,000 petit gris snails coexist in large plastic bins of dirt, munching on wild greens, living a life mostly free of drama. "A snail farm...
Taking a new, ‘non-lazy’ way to old Machu Picchu

Taking a new, ‘non-lazy’ way to old Machu Picchu

On a ceaselessly scenic rail line that flowed like a vein toward the heart of the Inca mountain empire, Kilometer Marker 104 did not look like anything special. There wasn’t even an actual station there; just a ditch, where we stood all of 30 seconds before the train pulled away from us. As we would do throughout our two days tramping around one of the world’s most-photographed historic...
Texas woman accused of sending meth to convicted killer, police say

Texas woman accused of sending meth to convicted killer, police say

A Texas woman is behind bars after police say she tried to send meth to a convicted killer. According to KFDX, Sara Elizabeth Russell, 29, of Katy, was charged Thursday with one count of prohibited substance in a correctional facility after mailroom employees at the James V. Allred Unit prison found methamphetamine – and instructions on how to hide it – inside a card.  >>...
Rain chances continue into the work-week

Rain chances continue into the work-week

Few isolated showers this evening Chance of rain to start the work-week Warmer temperatures return later this week Today: Mainly scattered showers with an isolated downpour possible in the afternoon and early evening. Temperatures only climbing to about 77 degrees with mostly cloudy skies. Tonight: Clouds will stay with us this evening and overnight as a few isolated showers continue to...
Happy 5th birthday, Prince George! Kate Middleton, Prince William share sweet photo of oldest son

Happy 5th birthday, Prince George! Kate Middleton, Prince William share sweet photo of oldest son

Someone looks very happy to be turning 5. Kensington Palace shared an adorable photo of a smiling Prince George, the oldest child of Britain's Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, on Saturday, one day before the pint-sized royal's birthday. "The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to share a new photograph of Prince George to mark his fifth birthday – thank you...
Remains of woman missing since 2016 found in Washington state

Remains of woman missing since 2016 found in Washington state

The remains of a Washington state woman who was missing for years was found near Snohomish in May this year, King County sheriff’s officials said Thursday.  The remains have been identified as Jamie Haggard. Haggard was reported missing in June 2016.  Officials said the remains were found near Downes Road and Fales Road on May 9. Deputies said a crew cleaning up roadside...
Veteran's American flag stolen; now a heartbreaking plea to get it back

Veteran's American flag stolen; now a heartbreaking plea to get it back

The sign says, “Please return my flag, sentimental to me. I brought it back from Iraq. The bottom four stripes have my buddy’s blood on them.”  “This was very important to him,” said Kim Phillips, who lives in Tacoma, Washington. She said veteran Nolan Gomez, also of Tacoma, was doing some yard work when someone stole his American flag.  The flag usually...
West Chester man arrested after standoff with police

West Chester man arrested after standoff with police

A West Chester Twp. man barricaded himself in his home briefly before he was arrested on weapons and domestic violence changes. Rahoul Jones, 38, was arrested at his home on Crescentville Road at around 4:30 a.m. July 15. Township spokeswoman Barb Wilson said Jones was alone in the house when police arrived, but he did have weapons. “They initially called SWAT out for the call but a negotiator...
Student of the Week Catholic Central High School

Student of the Week Catholic Central High School

Name: Skyler Patterson School: Catholic Central High School Grade: 12 Age: 17 Extra-curricular: Softball and tennis Claim to fame/honors: Arts Words you live by: “Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future.” Toughest challenge: Persevering through pre-calculus and moving on to AP calculus Biggest influence: My parents What’s on your bedroom walls: Paint...

Opinion: Putin speaks code. Does Trump understand?

Back when word first leaked that Jared Kushner, Paul Manafort and Donald Trump Jr. had met with a Russian lawyer and others offering dirt on Hillary Clinton, President Trump seemed to think he was supplying an exculpatory cover story. Flying home from Germany on Air Force One, Trump reportedly instructed Don Jr. to claim that he and the Kremlin-linked lawyer had “primarily discussed a program...
Athlete of the Week Catholic Central High School

Athlete of the Week Catholic Central High School

Name: Mykah Eichie School: Catholic Central High School Grade: 12 Age: 17 Sports: Basketball and football Words you live by: “Work hard; play hard.” Toughest opponent: Myself Biggest influence: My brother, Richard Game-day rituals: Eat a Subway breakfast sub When I’m bored I like to … Listen to music and lift Favorite movie: Menace II Society Person who would play you in a...

Opinion: The GOP’s War on the Poor

Four years ago, on the 50th anniversary of Lyndon Johnson’s war on poverty, House Republicans led by Paul Ryan issued a report declaring that war a failure. Poverty, they asserted, hadn’t fallen. Therefore, they concluded, we must slash spending on the poor. Last week, Donald Trump’s Council of Economic Advisers issued a new report on poverty, recognizing what most experts in the...
Boat breaks free, crashes onto truck towing it, officials say

Boat breaks free, crashes onto truck towing it, officials say

A large boat broke free from its trailer Saturday and landed on top of the truck towing it.  Rescue crews responded to the unusual scene at 5:38 p.m. to secure the boat and treat victims for injuries, the Union Hill Fire Department said on Facebook.  The victims, whose identities were not released, were treated at the scene.
Driver charged with DUI after striking a home in Piqua

Driver charged with DUI after striking a home in Piqua

The driver of a vehicle that struck the side of a house in Piqua Saturday night has been charged with a DUI, the Piqua Police Department confirmed. The vehicle struck the corner of a house in the 300 block of Riverside Drive and hit a Vectren gas meter causing a leak. Minor damage was caused to the home. The incident is still under investigation by Piqua police. An accident with injuries occurred...
Another rain delay, another Reds loss to the Pirates

Another rain delay, another Reds loss to the Pirates

Corey Dickerson hit two first-pitch home runs, rookie Nick Kingham overcame another Cincinnati rain delay to pitch six shutout innings and drive in two runs, and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Reds 6-2 Saturday for their season-high eighth straight win. Dickerson homered on the first pitches he saw from Anthony DeSclafani (4-3) in the third and fifth innings for his seventh career multihomer game...
Reds lose rookie infielder Blandino for rest of the season

Reds lose rookie infielder Blandino for rest of the season

There was nothing underhanded about Max Moroff’s slide, but that didn’t make it hurt any less for – or soften the disappointment of – Alex Blandino. The Cincinnati rookie infielder will miss the rest of this season after the anterior cruciate ligament of his right knee was torn in a collision with Moroff while Blandino was turning a double play in the ninth inning of the Reds...
Trump Chicken balloon to fly in San Francisco Sunday

Trump Chicken balloon to fly in San Francisco Sunday

Move over Baby Trump balloon, an inflatable Trump Chicken is already making appearances in America. The 33-foot tall inflatable caricature of President Donald Trump will be seen Sunday when it’s attached to a boat and sails along the shores of San Francisco. The chicken, dressed in a shirt with “Prisoner 45” emblazoned across it, first floated April 15, 2017, at the San Francisco...
Teen charged with murder ruled competent to stand trial

Teen charged with murder ruled competent to stand trial

A Middletown teen charged with aggravated murder has been declared competent to stand trial, according to Butler County Court records. Paul Dillon Craft, 16, will have a jury trial starting on Aug. 27 in Judge Jennifer McElfresh’s courtroom. Craft is being held on $1.275 million bond awaiting trial for an alleged robbery gone bad that resulted in the death of a Loveland man in December. ...
Ribbon-cutting held for Perfections Beauty College opening

Ribbon-cutting held for Perfections Beauty College opening

Perfections Beauty College held a ribbon-cutting with the city Saturday afternoon at 1:00 p.m. This Beauty College is located at 7806 Waynetown Blvd., where the old Carousel Beauty College was located. When Carousel Beauty College abruptly closed about two years ago, over 300 students in the Dayton region were unable to finalize their education, said City Council Member of Huber Heights Richard Shaw...
Cincinnati police looking for two separate incidents of sexual and felonious assault suspects

Cincinnati police looking for two separate incidents of sexual and felonious assault suspects

The Cincinnati Police Department is investigation two separate crimes of sexual assault and felonious assault. The Cincinnati Police Department Personal Crimes Squad is investigating a series of incidents that occurred last Thursday between 5:00 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. in the vicinity of 1581 Summit Road in Bond Hill. The Cincinnati Police Emergency Communication Section received multiple calls regarding...
11-year-old graduates Florida college 

11-year-old graduates Florida college 

When William Maillis was 2-years-old, he learned simple mathematical equations. At 4 he was on to algebra. He was declared a genius when he was 5 by an Ohio State University psychologist. At 9, he graduated high school. Maillis, now 11, turned the tassel on his mortarboard Saturday as he graduated with his associates degree from St. Petersburg College. He plans to start on his bachelor’s degree...
GMC football: Colerain heavily favored to extend championship streak

GMC football: Colerain heavily favored to extend championship streak

Fairfield High School’s football team is a near-unanimous choice to finish second in the Greater Miami Conference this season. That means the Indians are expected to lead the charge against Colerain, which got every No. 1 vote in the coaches poll and has won the last 18 GMC championships. Fairfield hasn’t beaten the Cardinals since 1999. Last year, the score was 38-12. PRESEASON PREP FOOTBALL...
Funeral held for boy who drowned, ‘We never know what he would grow up to be,’ cousin says 

Funeral held for boy who drowned, ‘We never know what he would grow up to be,’ cousin says 

A funeral was held Saturday afternoon for Niguel Hamilton, the six-year-old boy who was pulled from the bottom of a Dayton pool, at St. Timothy Missionary Baptist Church located at 4466 Free Pike. Hamilton drowned at the Lohrey Recreation Center last Thursday, but was pronounced dead last Sunday. Keith Rippley, Hamilton’s older cousin, said today is a “celebration of a early life. We&rsquo...
Cruiser cams, new firearms among changes implemented by Fairfield Twp. police chief

Cruiser cams, new firearms among changes implemented by Fairfield Twp. police chief

It’s not quite a night and day difference since Fairfield Twp. Police chief Robert Chabali took over, but it’s headed that way, he said. Chabali, who retired in 2015 as the Dayton Police Department’s assistant chief, was sworn in as the township’s police chief in July 2017 — and since that time he’s begun implementing “a culture change.” “Sometimes...
World War II veteran awarded Prisoner of War medal after 73 years 

World War II veteran awarded Prisoner of War medal after 73 years 

During World War II, Ralph G. Rumsey of Woodstock was a prisoner of war in Germany for six months. After struggling with his wartime experiences for 73 years, he’s been awarded a Prisoner of War Medal, gaining the recognition he thought might never come.  At 96, Rumsey said he’s finally feeling some sense of closure. He’s not satisfied yet, however; now, he wants to put the...
Georgia inmates in solitary confinement at 'grave risk of harm,' expert says

Georgia inmates in solitary confinement at 'grave risk of harm,' expert says

Craig Haney, hired to assess conditions in the solitary confinement unit at the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison, has visited some of the nation’s most dangerous prisons, but nothing could prepare him for what he witnessed on the E Wing. The atmosphere was “as chaotic and out-of-control as any such unit I have seen in decades of conducting such evaluations,” he wrote...
Middletown crash causes car to flip, injures 2 occupants

Middletown crash causes car to flip, injures 2 occupants

Two people were injured this afternoon in a single-car crash on North University near Ellen Drive in Middletown. The car flipped on its side because of the crash around 4 p.m. today. The occupants were entrapped before being freed by firefighters. We’ll update this story as we learn more about the conditions of those injured.
Mother charged with abduction after Ohio Amber Alert

Mother charged with abduction after Ohio Amber Alert

Brianna Harris, 23, has been charged with abduction and endangering children after she drove off with her four kids, causing an Ohio Amber Alert Saturday, according to our partners at WCPO. Harris is the non-custodial mother of her children she took from a home in Euclid, Ohio Friday. The children were found safe with Harris in the 1300 block of Superior Avenue on Saturday. The Department of Child...
Premier expanding Englewood hospital as Good Samaritan closes in Dayton

Premier expanding Englewood hospital as Good Samaritan closes in Dayton

Premier Health officials are renaming Good Samaritan North Health Center and adding new services to the facility on Monday, the same day the larger Good Samaritan Hospital closes in northwest Dayton. At a ribbon-cutting ceremony Saturday, officials said the 23-year-old facility on Ohio 48 just south of I-70 will be called Miami Valley Hospital North. The hospital is opening 46 private inpatient rooms...
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