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8 hot cars at the Dayton Auto Show

Gleaming under the lights at the 2018 Dayton Auto Show, which opened today at the Dayton Convention Center, 22 E. Fifth St., are several hundred high-tech cars, family-friendly minivans and crossovers, rugged trucks and plush luxury vehicles, plus multiple attractions. You’ll see not only great vehicles but may win something worth upwards of $9,500, plus possibly T-shirts, trinkets and gift...
Dayton urges communities to push Wright-Patt for action on water

Dayton urges communities to push Wright-Patt for action on water

Dayton has called on neighboring communities to send a message to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base to more urgently resolve concerns over the potential threat of contamination of a drinking water aquifer from tainted groundwater. The city has urged city managers to join it in signing a letter asking the base’s commander to act quickly prior to groundwater contaminated with a byproduct of firefighting...
NEW DETAILS: Owner, one of two killed in auto dealership shooting, served in military

NEW DETAILS: Owner, one of two killed in auto dealership shooting, served in military

The auto dealership owner found shot to death inside his business on Monday was a U.S. Army Vietnam War veteran who loved horses and cars, according to an online obituary. Frank D. Buck, 71, and his friend, Lester Golson, 59, were both found dead of apparent gunshot wounds inside of Buck-I Auto Sales after what Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office deputies said was a struggle involving a gun....
Dayton: Contaminated sites could pose risk to Mad River well fields

Dayton: Contaminated sites could pose risk to Mad River well fields

Dayton has shuttered two Mad River well field drinking water production sites over fears of the potential for contamination from a firefighting foam contaminant that could eventually threaten dozens of additional groundwater wells, a city leader said. The city closed five drinking water wells at the Tait’s Hill well field in early 2016 as a precaution because of concerns about hot spots of contamination...
Back taxes sought on 1,614 properties in Montgomery County

Back taxes sought on 1,614 properties in Montgomery County

The Montgomery County Auditor’s Office is mailing out notices to the owners of 1,614 properties across the county in an effort to recoup hundreds of thousands of dollars from a misapplied tax break that was first uncovered by the Dayton Daily News I-Team. The properties are owned by businesses, landlords and those claiming more than one address as their primary residence. Combined, those property...
Butler County senator seeks review of Ohio’s medical pot program

Butler County senator seeks review of Ohio’s medical pot program

A state lawmaker is moving to force a thorough review of Ohio’s medical marijuana program after alleged and acknowledged mistakes occurred in selecting grower applicants. Sen. Bill Coley, R-Liberty Twp., proposed legislation Thursday requiring State Auditor Dave Yost to conduct and release a performance audit of the program. The program is supposed to be up and running by September. RELATED...
Should Reds be taxed for bobbleheads? Supreme Court to decide

Should Reds be taxed for bobbleheads? Supreme Court to decide

The Ohio Supreme Court says it will hear arguments in a dispute over promotions offered by the Cincinnati Reds to ticket buyers including bobbleheads and other items. At issue is whether the Reds are exempt from paying tax on the purchase of the promotional items. Attorneys for the Reds argue they don’t have to pay tax on the purchase of promotional items because they resell them as part of...
Where do Ohio’s governor candidates stand on guns?

Where do Ohio’s governor candidates stand on guns?

Want a governor who’s all-in on gun rights? How about one who’s fighting for a complete statewide ban on assault-type weapons? In politically diverse Ohio, voters have their pick of those positions — and just about everything in between — from a crowded field of contenders trying to succeed term-limited Republican Gov. John Kasich. In the wake of dramatic calls for action that...
Illegal immigrants dealt kilos of fentanyl in Miami County, feds say

Illegal immigrants dealt kilos of fentanyl in Miami County, feds say

Two illegal immigrants from Mexico have been charged with intent to distribute several kilograms worth of fentanyl in Miami County, according to court documents. Nabor Zapeda-Ibarria, 23, and Jesus Mayorga Gonzalez, 40, have been charged with possession and intent to distribute more than 400 grams of fentanyl in Dayton’s U.S. District Court. RELATED: Dayton’s ‘El Chapo Jr.&rsquo...
Election 2018: Congressional redistricting plan makes May ballot

Election 2018: Congressional redistricting plan makes May ballot

A proposal restructuring Ohio’s process for drawing its congressional maps is headed to May’s ballot. The Ohio Ballot Board cleared the proposed constitutional amendment on redistricting Tuesday. The proposal cleared the state Legislature with bipartisan support Feb. 6 after backers of competing proposals agreed to a compromise aimed at curbing gerrymandering. RELATED: Ohio Senate passes...
Salmonella outbreak in 20 states linked to Kratom, CDC says

Salmonella outbreak in 20 states linked to Kratom, CDC says

The CDC is warning people to not consume Kratom due to a Salmonella outbreak linked to the plant.  It is a stimulant which comes in pills, powders and tea, and was recently declared to be an opioid by the FDA. According to the CDC, 28 people in 20 states have been infected with Salmonella, eleven people have been hospitalized.  Kratom is also known as Kakuam, Thom, Ketom, Biak, and Thang...
3 things to know about proposed Medicaid job conditions

3 things to know about proposed Medicaid job conditions

Ohio is seeking approval from the federal government to require more people with Medicaid to work. When Medicaid expanded, it added coverage for about 700,000 people in the state. Now, the Republican-majority Ohio General Assembly Ohio has required the state’s Department of Medicaid ask for approval to add job conditions for those covered through the expansion. RELATED: Dayton company&rsquo...
Trump action on guns: Brown, Kasich, Ohio leaders react

Trump action on guns: Brown, Kasich, Ohio leaders react

Sen. Sherrod Brown called President Donald Trump’s effort Tuesday to ban devices that convert semi-automatic weapons into automatic guns “long overdue,” but said “more has to be done to protect Americans” against the growing number of mass shootings in schools. Brown, D-Ohio, said “weapons of war do not belong on our streets,” and called for a ban on what...
Should Medicaid come with work requirements? Ohio says yes

Should Medicaid come with work requirements? Ohio says yes

Ohio for the first time is seeking federal approval to create job requirements as a condition to qualify for Medicaid. Most Ohio residents enrolled through the expansion of Medicaid, the state-federal health insurance program for the poor, are already working or would be exempt because of things like their age, disability or care taking responsibilities. But an estimated 36,000 residents — 5...
New trial date set for former jail captain’s trial

New trial date set for former jail captain’s trial

The former Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office captain charged with misdemeanor assault for pepper-spraying an inmate in a restraint chair had her trial pushed back until May 29. A previously unscheduled hearing in Dayton Municipal Court was held Feb. 12 in which Judith Sealey’s trial was continued from March 22. RELATED: Jail captain in pepper-spray cases medical retirement Sealey, a sergeant...
North Dixie shooting leaves two dead: What we know now

North Dixie shooting leaves two dead: What we know now

Police are continuing to investigate what precipitated two men being found shot to death inside Buck-I Auto Sales at 2801 N. Dixie Drive on Monday. The deceased men were officially identified today as dealership owner Frank D. Buck, 71, and Lester Golson, 59, according to the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office. Their autopsies were scheduled for this morning. Montgomery County Sheriff&rsquo...
Ohio Secretary of State race to get national attention as 2020 looms

Ohio Secretary of State race to get national attention as 2020 looms

With Republicans holding two-thirds of secretary of state offices including Ohio, Democrats are focusing renewed attention and money on a statewide post once considered a sleepy political stepping stone, acknowledging they’re playing catch-up with the GOP. The Democratic Association of Secretaries of State has been motivated by what it considers efforts by some GOP secretaries to limit voter...
Air Force in ‘war for talent’ as it seeks to fill high-tech, pilot jobs

Air Force in ‘war for talent’ as it seeks to fill high-tech, pilot jobs

The Air Force finds itself in a “war for talent” competing against “more nimble” private-tech companies to fill science and technology positions, a top civilian service leader says. More streamlined hiring processes are necessary to compete to fill shortages or niche jobs requiring high expertise, said Shon J. Manasco, assistant secretary of the Air Force for manpower and reserve...
Ohio Air Guard F-16 fighter jets will fly at night this week

Ohio Air Guard F-16 fighter jets will fly at night this week

Ohio Air National Guard fighter jets will be involved in night training exercises this week that could bring F-16s into southwest Ohio, according to the unit. The Toledo-based 180th Fighter Wing will fly the night training missions between Tuesday and Thursday, taking off and landing until about 9 p.m., the unit said. The unit has trained in the Dayton and Springfield region and the Brush Creek-Buckeye...
NRA-endorsed Gov. John Kasich now says it’s time for gun restrictions

NRA-endorsed Gov. John Kasich now says it’s time for gun restrictions

Republican Gov. John Kasich says it’s time to reconsider a ban on assault weapons — a dramatic change of heart that raises the question: Will Kasich use the bully pulpit to champion changes to gun laws in Ohio? In October, following the massacre that killed 58 people and injured more than 800 in Las Vegas, Kasich said he supports banning bump stocks, devices that allow semi-automatic...
Kasich talks guns, Trump and Congress during CNN interview

Kasich talks guns, Trump and Congress during CNN interview

Ohio Gov. John Kasich went on CNN’s State of the Union Sunday and talked about guns, Congress and President Donald Trump. Here’s some highlights: “Do I think they can do anything on guns? I hope they prove me wrong and they can because I have no confidence in them.” “We need leadership out of the executive.” “This is a great opportunity for common sense steps...
Firing range shootings: Fatality, police officer among 4 Ohio cases

Firing range shootings: Fatality, police officer among 4 Ohio cases

An accidental shooting at a Miami Twp. armory occurred Friday, the owner said, when a military veteran’s gun discharged as he was holstering it. The man - described a local, frequent customer of the Miami Armory – was wounded in the buttocks as he was seeking to secure the semi-automatic weapon, according to armory owner David Becker. RELATED: Man accidentally shoot himself when gun discharges...
Ohio firearms group says gun owners are ‘doing something’

Ohio firearms group says gun owners are ‘doing something’

Last week’s mass shooting at a Florida school that left 17 dead and even more injured has rekindled the debate on gun-control issues. In Ohio, the Buckeye Firearms Association on Friday issued a release noting that a call “to do something” regarding the gun violence such as the Feb. 14 killings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. is ignoring ongoing action by...
Injured hikers, showing signs of hypothermia, rescued from Caesar Creek State Park

Injured hikers, showing signs of hypothermia, rescued from Caesar Creek State Park

Two hikers, one of which was injured, have been located and rescued at Caesar Creek State Park in Warren County Saturday, according to dispatchers.  Emergency crews responded to the state park on reports of at least one injured hiker around 1:40 p.m., dispatchers told this news organization.  One hiker was found suffering from a hip injury. One, or both of the hikers were also showing signs...
Two Democrats running for governor skip voting, records show

Two Democrats running for governor skip voting, records show

Democrat Jon Heavey is serious about running for Ohio governor. He poured $1.5 million into his campaign, created a snappy website and hired a team. “…I’m upset about Trump. And as a veteran with little tolerance for cowards, I’m here — quite frankly — because I’m mad as hell. Trump pretends to be ‘America First,’ when everyone knows PrimaDonny...
Internal control ‘weaknesses’ could delay medical marijuana rollout

Internal control ‘weaknesses’ could delay medical marijuana rollout

A clerical error in grower license scoring and a review by the state auditor could delay the Ohio’s medical marijuana program. In a letter to Ohio Auditor Dave Yost on Thursday, Ohio Department of Commerce Director Jacqueline Williams offered to put the program on hold until issues are worked out. “Given the reservations raised by your office, the department remains willing to pause any...
Wright State faculty angered by planned cuts; ‘terrible decisions’ loom

Wright State faculty angered by planned cuts; ‘terrible decisions’ loom

Wright State University’s Board of Trustees voted 7-1 to enact a mandatory furlough policy Friday, even as frustrated professors confronted the university’s leaders about proposed “draconian” cuts they say will erode the institution’s educational quality. Wright State faces declining enrollment and higher health care costs while it grapples with the outlines of millions...
NEW DETAILS: Ohio flu hospitalizations soar above 10,000

NEW DETAILS: Ohio flu hospitalizations soar above 10,000

More than 10,000 Ohioans have now landed in the hospital because of the flu this season, according to Ohio Department of Health (ODH) data released Friday. Also, the number of people reporting flu-like-illnesses to doctors continues to rise, trending up three weeks in a row and climbing more than 18 percent during the reporting week. MORE: Flu season may be worst in years One bit of good news: the...
Local officers gather for procession to funeral for slain Westerville officers

Local officers gather for procession to funeral for slain Westerville officers

Area law enforcement officers gathered in Dayton Friday morning before embarking to Westerville, Ohio for the funerals of two slain officers.  Police, deputies, and state troopers from multiple Miami Valley jurisdictions met at the Dayton Airport Expo Center around 8 a.m., before making the trip to the Columbus suburb. The convoy was organized jointly by the Miami County Law Enforcement Officers...
Work to start next month on $10.5 million Wright-Patt gateway

Work to start next month on $10.5 million Wright-Patt gateway

A new $10.5 million gateway that will consolidate two Wright-Patterson entrances into one is set to begin construction next month, a base spokesman says. A new Gate 26A, a few hundred yards from the current one, would replace a commercial delivery entrance at Gate 16A off Ohio 444, and the existing Gate 26A off Ohio 235 near the entrance to the 445th Airlift Wing headquarters. The new entrance way...
Cleveland/Canton named as finalists to host 2019 or 2020 NFL draft

Cleveland/Canton named as finalists to host 2019 or 2020 NFL draft

The NFL has named five sites as finalists to host the NFL draft in either 2019 or 2020. Finalists to host either the 2019 or 2020 draft include Denver; Kansas City, Missouri; Las Vegas; Nashville, Tennessee; as well as a combined entry of Cleveland and Canton, Ohio. Canton is the home of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Representatives for each site will offer presentations before the final selections...
Lebanon lawyer to get public reprimand in dispute over veteran’s estate

Lebanon lawyer to get public reprimand in dispute over veteran’s estate

The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct today announced it has recommended that Dave Ernst, a long-time lawyer in Lebanon, receive a public reprimand. The board approved the agreement between Ernst and the Warren County Bar Association settling a disciplinary case stemming from his representation of the family of an Army veteran who committed suicide after the attack on soldiers at Fort Hood, Texas...
NRA spent millions to keep Ohio Sen. Portman in office

NRA spent millions to keep Ohio Sen. Portman in office

During the 2016 election, the National Rifle Association and its donors gave Sen. Rob Portman’s campaign $9,900 — a drop in the bucket of the $25 million Portman raised and an argument against the notion that the gun rights group had “bought” the support of the state’s junior senator. But three other numbers are also worth considering: $242,708; $1.55 million and $3.06...
Ohio State Fair tragedy: State expected to settle with Fire Ball accident victims

Ohio State Fair tragedy: State expected to settle with Fire Ball accident victims

Victims in the Ohio State Fair accident are ready to release the state of Ohio as a party in potential litigation, the Ohio Attorney General’s office said Thursday. Dan Tierney, spokesman for Attorney General Mike DeWine, said a proposed settlement would release the state from responsibility and no state money would be paid out. This development comes from pre-litigation talks that have been...
New Chipotle CEO graduated from a Dayton-area college

New Chipotle CEO graduated from a Dayton-area college

Chipotle Mexican Grill has hired a new chief executive officer and he has roots in southwest Ohio. Chipotle has named Taco Bell’s Brian Niccol as its next leader, replacing Steve Ells, who built the fast-casual food chain. Niccol is a 1996 graduate of Miami University, just an hour from Dayton. Niccol, 43, graduated from Miami’s college of engineering and computing, serves on the advisory...
Verdict reached in Kettering stranger rape case

Verdict reached in Kettering stranger rape case

A Montgomery County Common Pleas Court jury found Ted Mullins guilty of kidnapping and three counts of rape for a 2009 attack against a now-33-year-old woman.  After telling Judge Dennis Langer at noon that it couldn’t reach a verdict, the jury worked through lunch and reached their verdict at about 1:30 p.m.   The victim, supported by a victim advocate, was in the courtroom as the...
Ohio House votes to add Wright Flyer to state seal

Ohio House votes to add Wright Flyer to state seal

In a nod to Orville and Wilbur Wright’s place in Ohio history, state lawmakers voted to add the Wright Flyer to the official state seal and coat of arms. Wright Brothers fans and family members have been pushing for the change for more than two decades. The Ohio House voted 89-3 in favor of a bill sponsored by state Rep. Rick Perales, R-Beavercreek. If it becomes law, it isn’t expected...
Ohio Republicans aim to merge education agencies, give governor power

Ohio Republicans aim to merge education agencies, give governor power

A Republican-backed bill introduced Wednesday by state Rep. Bill Reineke, R-Tiffin, would combine Ohio’s departments of preK-12 education, higher education and workforce development into a single agency led by a governor-appointed director. The new Department of Learning and Achievement (DLA) would be aimed at “better aligning Ohio’s public education system with the state’s...
Ohio wants Uber to pay $1.6M in sales taxes: What it means

Ohio wants Uber to pay $1.6M in sales taxes: What it means

Uber is appealing an order from the Ohio Department of Taxation to pay $1.6 million in sales taxes and penalties. The ride hailing company is arguing the tax law the state is citing doesn’t apply to the company. A hearing before the Board of Tax Appeals has been set for July. The case only centers around whether Uber Technologies owes taxes for the third quarter of 2015, but could have larger...
The Ohio legislature has been busy: Here are 6 bills we’re watching

The Ohio legislature has been busy: Here are 6 bills we’re watching

Ohio lawmakers are considering a wide array of issues at the Statehouse — everything from guns to dogs to education to abortion. Here is a look at what’s in the legislative pipeline. Education: Gov. John Kasich, and previous governors, have long held that the state Department of Education should be under the governor’s control — not the Ohio State School Board. House Republicans...
BGSU to open firefighter training center near Dayton

BGSU to open firefighter training center near Dayton

Bowling Green State University will open a firefighter training center in a Miami Valley city. BGSU has entered into a three-year agreement with the city of Piqua for use of its former water treatment plant, said Juistin Sommer, assistant city manager and economic development director. The old plant, located in northwest Piqua at 9300 U.S. 66, closed last fall. The training center is expected to begin...
NASIC wants more space beyond latest $116M project

NASIC wants more space beyond latest $116M project

A secretive intelligence agency has pushed for a bigger expansion at Wright-Patterson beyond the $116 million building slated to rise at the local Air Force Base within the next few years. The National Air and Space Intelligence Center has lobbied Congress for another additional $66 million in future years, budget documents show. The agency has added about 100 employees a year since 2000, creating...
Ohio considers raising child marriage age after DDN investigation

Ohio considers raising child marriage age after DDN investigation

An investigation by the Dayton Daily News into child marriage is prompting state lawmakers to introduce a bill that would bump up the legal marriage age to 18 for both males and females and allow 17-year-olds to marry with court approval. Current Ohio law requires brides to be at least 16 and grooms to be at least 18, but exceptions are made for younger, pregnant teens if they have parental consent...
Vicious dogs: Ohio moves to change laws on dog owners

Vicious dogs: Ohio moves to change laws on dog owners

Four years after the gruesome attack that killed Dayton resident Klonda Richey, state lawmakers are taking a double barrel approach to finally putting more teeth in the state’s vicious dog laws. State Reps. Jeff Rezabek, R-Clayton, and Steve Huffman, R-Tipp City, on Tuesday testfied on a bill in the Ohio House that mirrors legislation being sponsored by state Sen. Bill Beagle, R-Tipp City. Having...
Judge candidate fails to make ballot in Montgomery County and will fight to get in race

Judge candidate fails to make ballot in Montgomery County and will fight to get in race

One candidate for judge won’t make the May 8 primary ballot in Montgomery County after the board of elections on Tuesday certified nominating petitions submitted by candidates. Democrat Alan D. Gabel of Dayton submitted nominating petitions with the wrong commencement date for the Montgomery County Common Pleas Judge-General Division position he sought, said Steve Harsman, deputy director of...
Cincinnati Democrat Connie Pillich expected to leave governor’s race

Cincinnati Democrat Connie Pillich expected to leave governor’s race

Former state representative Connie Pillich — the last woman leading a Democratic ticket for governor — is expected to drop out of the race and endorse former attorney general Rich Cordray on Wednesday, sources close to the campaign said. Pillich, who could not be reached for comment, and her running mate Scott Schertzer are scheduled to make a campaign announcement with Cordray and his...
‘It felt like an eternity:’ Rape victim testifies about 2009 incident

‘It felt like an eternity:’ Rape victim testifies about 2009 incident

A woman who said she was raped by a stranger in 2009 testified Tuesday about how she was dragged into a pickup, raped, forced to perform oral sex and dropped off in a Kettering neighborhood. Ted Mullins, 47, is on trial in Montgomery County Common Pleas Court for several counts of kidnapping and raping the woman — who is not being named by this news organization — in the early morning...
Area college bringing in over 100 companies, grad schools for job fair

Area college bringing in over 100 companies, grad schools for job fair

Cedarville University will host “one of the largest career fairs in Greene County” next week. More than 100 companies and organizations will be recruiting at the fair, set to begin at 11 a.m. on Feb. 21 in Cedarville University’s Doden Field House. The event is free and open to the public, according to the college. Among the organizations that will be recruiting at Cedarville are...
Financial experts say you should do these things with your tax refund

Financial experts say you should do these things with your tax refund

‘Tis the season for taxpayers to get a nice chunk of change back from the IRS. It’s tempting to spend it all, but financial experts say there are steps you should take to shore up your financial future.  Some who usually pay off debt will splurge this year. “I’m going to Japan in April so I’m actually going to add that to my travel fund, so I’m really excited...
 Three things to look forward to this spring

 Three things to look forward to this spring

It has been a very wet week in the Miami Valley, but it is also a turning point. We are now less than a month from the astronomical start to spring. On March 20 the vernal equinox will take place, transitioning us to the new season.  Daylight: The days will get longer. Daylight Saving Time begins March 11, which will help increase the amount of daylight but naturally the days get longer during...
Study: Damage from opioid crisis tops $1 Trillion

Study: Damage from opioid crisis tops $1 Trillion

The country’s opioid crisis is estimated to have taken an economic toll of more than $1 trillion since 2001 to and may go up half again by 2020, according to an analysis released by a nonprofit health researcher.   Annual cost of the crisis, in constant 2016 dollars, increased from $29.1 billion in 2001 to an estimated $115 billion in 2017. The growth rate between 2011 and 2016 was double...
Chrissy Teigen is not a ‘creepy stalker,’ fails Ellen’s John Legend test

Chrissy Teigen is not a ‘creepy stalker,’ fails Ellen’s John Legend test

You’d think she’d know the guy by now. Nope.   Chrissy Teigen maybe expecting her second child with him in June, but it seems Ohio’s adopted daughter, the co-star of Lip Sync Battle, stinks at trivia about her husband, Springfield native John Legend. Ellen DeGeneres had good-hearted fun with Teigen during a John Legend trivia game on her show Monday, Feb. 19.  A belly-laughing...
Radiohead is making a concert stop in our region -- here’s how to get tickets

Radiohead is making a concert stop in our region -- here’s how to get tickets

The band that had everyone feeling like a creep in the ‘90s will play shows at an arena close to you.  Radiohead announced its North American tour dates to promote its latest album, “A Moon Shaped Pool.” The tour includes a show Monday, July 23 at Schottenstein Center in Columbus, and on Wednesday, July 25 at U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati.  Tickets for both shows...
Dog, suspect unharmed after brief standoff with Dayton police

Dog, suspect unharmed after brief standoff with Dayton police

Police officers were initially sent to scene Saturday night for on domestic violence-related incident call, and the suspect wasn't home. But once he returned home Sunday afternoon, neighbors called police, and officers returned to the scene, said Sgt. Kyle B. Thomas of the Dayton Police Department. When officers arrived, the unidentified suspect refused to come out and was concerned about the safety...
Miami County judge revokes bail of man accused of leaving Dayton man who died

Miami County judge revokes bail of man accused of leaving Dayton man who died

A Miami County judge Thursday revoked the bond of a Dayton man accused of leaving another Dayton man, later pronounced dead, at the entrance of Upper Valley Medical Center in January 2017. Virgil Corbin, 48, pleaded not guilty to felony tampering with evidence on Jan. 24 and was released on a recognizance bond in Miami County Common Pleas Court. Sheriff's investigators said last year they had identified...
Wayne High School student who brought a knife to school to undergo mental evaluation

Wayne High School student who brought a knife to school to undergo mental evaluation

The Wayne High School student who brought a knife to school on Thursday was ordered to stay in custody and undergo a mental evaluation. We will continue to update this story with any new details.  A student at Wayne High School who was charged with illegal conveyance will have a 1:30 p.m. appearance before a Montgomery County magistrate Friday.  A knife was found in the students book bag...
Montgomery Co. sheriff announces multiple drug busts, arrests

Montgomery Co. sheriff announces multiple drug busts, arrests

Montgomery County Sheriff Phil Plummer held a press conference Tuesday afternoon to announce the seizure of more than 50 pounds of cocaine and 1,100 grams of heroin, in addition to multiple arrests during two separate operations within the last 24 hours. An undisclosed amount of cash and guns were also confiscated, Plummer said. Some of the drugs originated in California and were intended for...
The International Space Station will fly over the Miami Valley tonight

The International Space Station will fly over the Miami Valley tonight

The International Space Station will fly over the Miami Valley Monday evening. The skies should be pretty clear at that point, meaning it will be even easier to see. The Station will appear to climb above the horizon in the northwest sky around 6:46 p.m. It will reach 84 degrees which is almost directly over your ahead in the night sky dropping below the horizon in the southeast about six minutes...
Police had previously gone to home where officers killed

Police had previously gone to home where officers killed

Police in Ohio had previously gone to the home where a man fatally shot two police officers for three domestic disputes but no arrests were ever made, incident reports from the Columbus suburb of Westerville show. FIRST REPORT:  Westerville officers shot and killed in line of duty identified Westerville officers Eric Joering, 39, and Anthony Morelli, 54, were killed shortly after noon Saturday...
Ohio woman sells sex with her daughters for drug money

Ohio woman sells sex with her daughters for drug money

An Ohio woman admitted she let a man sexually assault her daughters in exchange for money to feed her drug habit. The 39-year-old woman pleaded guilty Friday in Allen County in western Ohio multiple charges, including complicity to attempted rape, compelling prostitution, child pornography and trafficking, the Lima News reported. Her daughters were 12 and 15 when they were sexually assaulted over...
OxyContin maker stops marketing to doctors; DeWine: ‘Too little, too late’

OxyContin maker stops marketing to doctors; DeWine: ‘Too little, too late’

Ohio Attorney Gen. Mike DeWine called OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma’s announcement it no longer will market opioids to doctors “too little, too late.” The maker of the world’s top-selling powerful painkiller on Saturday said it cut more than half its sales staff and that representatives would no longer discuss opioid drugs when making sales calls to physician offices....
Bus driver takes loaded handgun from kindergartner in Ohio

Bus driver takes loaded handgun from kindergartner in Ohio

Authorities in northeast Ohio are investigating how a 5-year-old boy managed to carry a loaded handgun onto a school bus. The Alliance Review reports the kindergartner thought the .32-caliber revolver he put in his backpack for show-and-tell at an Alliance elementary school was a pellet gun. LOCAL: Two Westerville officers shot and killed in the line of duty identified A bus driver took the weapon...
Cleveland area hospitals warned about woman police say could try to abduct baby

Cleveland area hospitals warned about woman police say could try to abduct baby

Hospitals in the Cleveland area are being warned about a woman who police say is trying to abduct a baby and has lied about being a cancer patient. Police posted fliers with pictures of Dawn Marie Brown, warning hospital staff and new parents that the woman may attempt to take a baby from an area hospital.  Brown, who is married to an ex-Cleveland police officer, is also being investigated for...
Ohio Republican Party endorses DeWine for governor; Renacci for Senate

Ohio Republican Party endorses DeWine for governor; Renacci for Senate

Republican gubernatorial candidate Mary Taylor laced into her primary opponent, Mike DeWine, in a 4-minute speech to the Ohio Republican Party state central committee on Friday, calling DeWine a “shill for the entrenched special interests.” “He’s a career politician who has been on the state ballot in each of the last five decades, and has a liberal voting record as long as...
Omarosa says she would ‘never’ vote for Trump again

Omarosa says she would ‘never’ vote for Trump again

Central State University graduate Omarosa Manigault Newman, who worked for President Donald Trump and was one of his earliest vocal supporters, says she would “never” vote for him again. On the season premiere of Big Brother on CBS, Manigault Newman said “God no. Never. Not in a million years, never.” She graduated from CSU in 1996. She told Ross Matthews on the show that she...
Obama group to spend millions on Ohio elections this year

Obama group to spend millions on Ohio elections this year

A Democratic group backed by former President Barack Obama said this week it plans to invest millions of dollars in state-level elections in 11 states this year, with its heaviest focus on Ohio. The National Democratic Redistricting Committee, led by former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, said this year’s election cycle is critical to affecting the congressional redistricting process. It...
Ohio Lt. Gov. Taylor says she wouldn’t vote for DeWine for governor

Ohio Lt. Gov. Taylor says she wouldn’t vote for DeWine for governor

Ohio Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor says she would not support Attorney General Mike DeWine for governor in Ohio’s general election if he prevails in their race for the Republican nomination. Taylor told Scott Spears in an interview on WWGH-FM radio Thursday that DeWine and his running mate, Secretary of State Jon Husted, are “the career politician status quo establishment ticket” and she...
Greene County residents petition to unseat state representative, county commissioner

Greene County residents petition to unseat state representative, county commissioner

Democrats and Republicans in Greene County have turned in signatures from voters to get on the May primary ballot in their efforts to retain public office or to unseat an incumbent. Wednesday was the deadline to turn in petitions at the Greene County Board of Elections. Candidates whose petitions are certified by the elections board will appear on the May 8 ballot.  Ohio State Rep. Rick...
Dayton startup company working to curb hacking of medical devices

Dayton startup company working to curb hacking of medical devices

UPDATE @ 6:25 p.m.: Hannah Hays of Dayton has been in the hospital before, but she never realized the devices used to treat her could have been hacked.  "It's very scary, especially because being in the hospital is a very vulnerable time for someone," said Hays.  Dayton startup MediTechSafe is working to stop the growing danger of medical device hacking.  There were more...
Montgomery, Preble County Republican parties back DeWine

Montgomery, Preble County Republican parties back DeWine

The Republican parties in Montgomery and Preble counties have endorsed Attorney General Mike DeWine in the race for governor. The move comes as voters have yet to decide on the primary between DeWine and Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor. Election Day is May 8. RELATED: Who is running for governor? “These endorsements continue to show tremendous momentum and enthusiasm for Mike DeWine in the race to be governor...
Car, bodies pulled from frozen pond in Indiana

Car, bodies pulled from frozen pond in Indiana

Police are investigating after emergency crews pulled a car out of a frozen pond Monday night in Allen County, Indiana. When emergency crews arrived, they found a car submerged in a frozen pond. First responders had to use a chain saw to cut a hole in the ice to get to the car. Divers from the Department of Natural Resources were later called to the scene. They went into the frigid water and hooked...
Major changes to how Ohio draws congressional districts heads to voters

Major changes to how Ohio draws congressional districts heads to voters

After decades of fighting and months of intense negotiations, Democrats, Republicans and non-partisan watchdog groups are standing shoulder-to-shoulder in favor of a new way of drawing congressional districts. The Ohio House on Tuesday voted 83-10 in favor of a resolution that passed the Senate on a unanimous vote on Monday night. The proposed constitutional amendment will be placed on the May primary...
Democrat Connie Pillich wins endorsement of EMILY’s List PAC

Democrat Connie Pillich wins endorsement of EMILY’s List PAC

A political action committee dedicated to electing Democratic women on Tuesday endorsed Connie Pillich, the lone female remaining in the Democratic May primary for governor. Backing from EMILY’s List could help boost Pillich, a former Air Force captain and ex-state lawmaker, in a five-way primary that includes former federal consumer watchdog Richard Cordray and former U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich...
Ohio Senate passes major changes to congressional redistricting

Ohio Senate passes major changes to congressional redistricting

State lawmakers and a coalition of good government groups are on the verge of remaking the way Ohio draws its congressional district maps, after weeks of furious and fitful behind-the-scenes negotiations. The Ohio Senate voted 31-0 on the plan which now heads to the Ohio House, which is planning a Tuesday vote. The Senate Government Oversight Committee voted 11-0 in favor of the deal struck Monday...
Senator Brown comes to Dayton to push for worker-centered renegotiation of NAFTA

Senator Brown comes to Dayton to push for worker-centered renegotiation of NAFTA

A renegotiated NAFTA should include protections for U.S. workers who saw a flood of jobs move south of the border in the 25 years since the trade agreement between Mexico, Canada and the U.S. was approved, said U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio. “NAFTA has had an impact on the whole (Miami) Valley, primarily that so many middle class Americans, so many working families have not seen a raise in...
Kasich slams release of memo critical of FBI; area congressmen approve

Kasich slams release of memo critical of FBI; area congressmen approve

Ohio Gov. John Kasich criticized House Republicans for releasing a GOP drafted memo accusing the FBI and Justice Department of abusing court requests for secret surveillance on campaign aides to President Donald Trump believed to be in contact with Russian officials. By contrast, Republican members of Congress Mike Turner of Dayton, Jim Jordan of Urbana, and Bob Gibbs of Lakeville endorsed the release...
First person charged with bestiality in Ohio pleads not guilty

First person charged with bestiality in Ohio pleads not guilty

The first person charged with violating Ohio’s 2017 bestiality law pleaded not guilty Wednesday in Cleveland Municipal Court, court records show. Scott Turner 48, is charged with a second-degree misdemeanor charge of having sexual contact with an animal and faces a maximum sentence of 90 days in jail and a $750 fine. “He had written a letter in which he indicated that he had oral sex with...
Reformer says Republican plan wouldn't end gerrymandering

Reformer says Republican plan wouldn't end gerrymandering

Marathon negotiations on competing plans to reform how Ohio draws its congressional district lines adjourned Wednesday without a deal and left one leader of a citizen coalition’s plan concerned that gerrymandering would not end under the Republican plan. “There’s change in their proposal but not the kind of reform that is meaningful,” said Catherine Turcer, executive director...
Incumbents hold big funding edge in Ohio’s congressional races

Incumbents hold big funding edge in Ohio’s congressional races

A Democrat who was president of an international relief organization and a Republican former NFL wide receiver are leading all other challengers in fundraising as they work to win seats in the U.S. House of Representatives in November. Ken Harbaugh, a Democrat who wants to unseat Rep. Bob Gibbs of Lakeville, raised $272,058 between Oct. 1 and Dec. 31 of last year, according to campaign finance reports...
White House confirms Trump to visit Cincinnati today

White House confirms Trump to visit Cincinnati today

President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump will visit Cincinnati today, the White House confirmed.   The White House did not offer details on where the president will speak. Sources say the president will be visiting a small business to talk about the tax overhaul he signed last December.  Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, will appear with the president, according to Portman's office...
Cincinnati congressman did CPR, helped victims after train crash

Cincinnati congressman did CPR, helped victims after train crash

U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Urbana, U.S. Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, and U.S. Rep. Brad Wenstrup, R-Cincinnati, were among Republican lawmakers who were on a train that hit a trash truck in Virginia Wednesday, but they were not injured, their offices have confirmed. One person in the truck was killed and another critically injured, while four people in the train were taken to the hospital, including U...
‘Voodoo black magic’ threats left on Dayton workers’ desks, report says

‘Voodoo black magic’ threats left on Dayton workers’ desks, report says

Police in this city were called to a Honeywell office building Tuesday after several employees were threatened and “black magic symbols” left on their desks.  Around 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dayton police were called to Innovation Court to gather information from a 45-year-old female employee and a 47-year-old male employee about threatening text messages, letters and items left on their...
Former inmate given 20 doses Narcan after drug overdose

Former inmate given 20 doses Narcan after drug overdose

A former Ohio inmate on parole was revived Tuesday morning using 20 doses of Narcan, a drug that reverses the effects of an opioid overdose. Dayton police were called to Miami Valley Hospital after a nurse found suspected illegal drugs inside the pants and underwear of a patient, according to the police report. An employee at Volunteers of America Greater Ohio — a non-profit ministry that...
Pizza deliveryman robbed of cash, competitor’s rewards card

Pizza deliveryman robbed of cash, competitor’s rewards card

A pizza delivery driver for Cousin Vinny’s Pizza was robbed of a competitor’s rewards cards, among other items, during a robbery Tuesday night.  Dayton police were called to the 200 blocks of Adams Street after the 28-year-old male victim said he had just been robbed at gunpoint, according to Dayton police. As the man went to deliver the pizza, a suspect in a ski mask greeted the...
Ohio members of Congress, Senate react to State of the Union

Ohio members of Congress, Senate react to State of the Union

Here’s what Ohio members of the House and Senate had to say about President Trump’s State of the Union: “I hope that Democrats listen to the President’s invitation to work across party lines with Republicans to find common ground on policies like modernizing our infrastructure, securing our border with Mexico, and fighting for free, fair and reciprocal trade. Only by working...
Taylor challenges DeWine to a debate; says he knows he would lose

Taylor challenges DeWine to a debate; says he knows he would lose

Ohio’s Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor is challenging her Republican opponent in the race for governor to a debate but doesn’t think he’ll agree to do it. “Mike DeWine has refused to debate and I think that’s because he knows he loses when he gets on that stage,” said Taylor, a Republican. “I’m for a debate and if you want to host one and invite us I will be here...
Woman in Brock Turner sexual assault case won’t participate in Stanford memorial

Woman in Brock Turner sexual assault case won’t participate in Stanford memorial

A woman sexually assaulted by a then-Stanford University swimmer outside a campus fraternity party will no longer participate in the creation of a memorial plaque after the university rejected her suggestions for a quote marking the place where she was attacked. The university rejected two quotes offered by the victim that were taken from the statement she read during the January 2016 sentencing...
Democrats reject GOP plan to change Ohio congressional districts

Democrats reject GOP plan to change Ohio congressional districts

Ohio Senate Republicans announced on Monday that they had modified their redistricting reform proposal in an effort to win votes from Democrats and the support of the Fair Districts = Fair Elections coalition that earlier had panned the GOP reform proposal. But coalition members and Democrats didn’t bite. Related: Ohio may change the way congressional lines are drawn State Sen. Matt Huffman...
Portman backs Renacci in Ohio U.S. Senate race

Portman backs Renacci in Ohio U.S. Senate race

President Donald Trump spreads a lot of news via Twitter and this morning Ohio GOP Sen. Rob Portman followed suit, offering a 29-word tweeted endorsement of Rep. Jim Renacci for the U.S. Senate seat held by Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown. Tweeted Portman: “@JimRenacci has a track record of success as a job creator and battle-tested conservative leader, and I am proud to endorse him in the race...
IRS’ measures to prevent tax ID theft appears to be working, officials say

IRS’ measures to prevent tax ID theft appears to be working, officials say

The IRS begins accepting tax returns today, and while tax identity theft will be an ongoing issue this tax filing season, new measures from the IRS appear to be working.  Tax ID theft occurs when criminals use your personal information to claim your refund before you get a chance to file. It peaked in 2014, when there were 766,000 victims identified, according to CBS News. Many people don&rsquo...
Secretary of State Husted’s tweets about close elections are accurate

Secretary of State Husted’s tweets about close elections are accurate

Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted often cites the number of elections with razor-thin margins when talking about his responsibility to maintain accurate voter rolls. “When we say ‘one vote matters,’ it’s not just a saying – it has proven true 141 times in #Ohio over the last five years,” Husted tweeted Jan. 3, linking to data about the 2017 elections. Husted has...
Congressional races take shape as Democrats push to retake House

Congressional races take shape as Democrats push to retake House

A spate of congressional retirements, an historic tendency for the president’s party to lose congressional seats and low poll numbers for President Donald Trump have Republican House members skittish and Democrats more bullish than they’ve been in years. But while analysts say seats will be up for grabs in more liberal states such as California, New York and Minnesota, Ohio may be a different...
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