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Green Party candidate spends debate on Dayton sidewalk

Green Party candidate spends debate on Dayton sidewalk

As Democrat Richard Cordray and Republican Mike DeWine prepared to debate face-to-face Wednesday, people protesting the policies of both candidates for Ohio governor also showed up divided on the issues, including who’s even allowed to debate.. Constance Gadell-Newton, the Green Party candidate for governor, was only to be seen or heard from a sidewalk across South Patterson Boulevard from the...
Pike County killings: Autopsy records show Rhoden shot through door

Pike County killings: Autopsy records show Rhoden shot through door

The Ohio Supreme Court upheld a journalist’s ability to examine preliminary autopsy records and investigative notes made by a coroner, effectively granting media access to never-before-seen records in the 2016 murders of eight people in Pike County. The records reveal one of the victims, Christopher Rhoden Sr., had been shot through a door, according to the Columbus Dispatch, which first...
Deputies: Kettering man attempted to solicit sex from 2 girls in Indiana

Deputies: Kettering man attempted to solicit sex from 2 girls in Indiana

A Kettering man is facing several charges in Indiana after he attempted to engage in sexual acts with two undercover deputies posing as teenage girls, investigators said Wednesday.   Jacob C. Francisco, 20, communicated with two teenage girls he believed were 15 and 13 through a social media site, Capt. Tom Pullins of the Randolph County, Indiana Sheriff’s Department said in a media...
Lawsuit: Woman used escort service funds to pay for murder of Beavercreek man

Lawsuit: Woman used escort service funds to pay for murder of Beavercreek man

The murder of a Beavercreek man in front of his three sons was funded with proceeds of high-dollar escort work by one of his ex-wife’s relatives, a lawsuit claims. Lisa R. Thomas used money from her escort work and from owning and operating an animal grooming business in Centerville to bankroll a conspiracy that led to two attempts on Robert “Bobby” Caldwell’s life, according...
State schools chief, education group argue on Twitter over state tests and graduation rules

State schools chief, education group argue on Twitter over state tests and graduation rules

As debates over Ohio’s current and future graduation standards continue, state school superintendent Paolo DeMaria had a pointed Twitter exchange this weekend with the Fordham Institute’s Ohio branch. Fordham, an education policy institute, has been one of the most consistent voices calling for Ohio to set higher standards for student graduation, including the use of graduation tests to...
State leaders offer Dayton schools 15 areas for improvement

State leaders offer Dayton schools 15 areas for improvement

Ohio Department of Education officials gave Dayton Public Schools 15 recommendations designed to help prevent state takeover of the district, including better accountability for administrators and principals. Dayton faces state oversight in a year if it receives another “F” on the state report card. On Tuesday night, a team of ODE officials delivered an hour-long district review to DPS...
Ohio Governor’s Race: Who is Mike DeWine?

Ohio Governor’s Race: Who is Mike DeWine?

If you don’t know who Mike DeWine is, perhaps you’re new to Ohio. For more than four decades, the Republican has been a fixture of Ohio politics: local prosecutor, state lawmaker, lieutenant governor, member of Congress and state attorney general. Now the 71-year-old Cedarville resident wants to cap off his career with Ohio governor, which has been a long-time ambition. On the campaign...
Ohio governor race: Who is Richard Cordray?

Ohio governor race: Who is Richard Cordray?

For all but four of the past 28 years, Republicans have held a firm grip on the Ohio governor’s office. Democrat Richard Cordray wants to break that streak. Less than a year ago, Cordray jumped into the race for Ohio governor, elbowed out other contenders and grabbed 62.2 percent of the vote in a six-way primary. He is running for governor against Republican Mike DeWine Cordray, now 59, has...
Ohio governor candidates on the issues: Higher education

Ohio governor candidates on the issues: Higher education

On Sept. 19, governor candidates Republican Mike DeWine and Democrat Richard Cordray are taking part in their first debate at the University of Dayton. The Dayton Daily News, WHIO-TV and WHIO Radio are the media partners for the debate. The debate will be moderated by News Center 7 anchor James Brown. Questions will be asked by Dayton Daily News Columbus Bureau reporter Laura Bischoff, News Center...
Ohio governor candidates on the issues: Funds for local governments

Ohio governor candidates on the issues: Funds for local governments

On Sept. 19, governor candidates Republican Mike DeWine and Democrat Richard Cordray are taking part in their first debate at the University of Dayton. The Dayton Daily News, WHIO-TV and WHIO Radio are the media partners for the 7 p.m. debate. The debate will be moderated by News Center 7 anchor James Brown. Questions will be asked by Dayton Daily News Columbus Bureau reporter Laura Bischoff, News...
Ohio governor candidates on the issues: Taxes

Ohio governor candidates on the issues: Taxes

On Sept. 19, governor candidates Republican Mike DeWine and Democrat Richard Cordray are taking part in their first debate at the University of Dayton. The Dayton Daily News, WHIO-TV and WHIO Radio are the media partners for the 7 p.m. debate. The debate will be moderated by News Center 7 anchor James Brown. Questions will be asked by Dayton Daily News Columbus Bureau reporter Laura Bischoff, News...
Ohio governor candidates on the issues: Jobs and the economy

Ohio governor candidates on the issues: Jobs and the economy

On Sept. 19, governor candidates Republican Mike DeWine and Democrat Richard Cordray are taking part in their first debate at the University of Dayton. The Dayton Daily News, WHIO-TV and WHIO Radio are the media partners for the debate. The debate will be moderated by News Center 7 anchor James Brown. Questions will be asked by Dayton Daily News Columbus Bureau reporter Laura Bischoff, News Center...
Ohio governor candidates on the issues: Medicaid

Ohio governor candidates on the issues: Medicaid

On Sept. 19, governor candidates Republican Mike DeWine and Democrat Richard Cordray are taking part in their first debate at the University of Dayton.   The Dayton Daily News, WHIO-TV and WHIO Radio are the media partners for the debate. The debate will be moderated by News Center 7 anchor James Brown. Questions will be asked by Dayton Daily News Columbus Bureau reporter Laura Bischoff...
New poll shows close governor race ahead of Wednesday’s Dayton debate

New poll shows close governor race ahead of Wednesday’s Dayton debate

Heading into the first debate in the governor’s race Wednesday at the University of Dayton, the race between Democrat Richard Cordray and Republican Mike DeWine is a close one, according to a new poll. The two candidates will debate at 7 p.m. at the University of Dayton — an event hosted by the university. Cox Media Group Ohio is the media partner for the debate. “We’re really...
Ohio governor candidates on the issues: Opioid crisis

Ohio governor candidates on the issues: Opioid crisis

On Sept. 19, governor candidates Republican Mike DeWine and Democrat Richard Cordray are taking part in their first debate at the University of Dayton. The Dayton Daily News, WHIO-TV and WHIO Radio are the media partners for the debate. The debate will be moderated by News Center 7 anchor James Brown. Questions will be asked by Dayton Daily News Columbus Bureau reporter Laura Bischoff, News Center...
Ohio National Guard cancels Florence recovery mission

Ohio National Guard cancels Florence recovery mission

The mission has been cancelled, according to the Ohio Army National Guard. No other information was immediately available.  Twelve soldiers with the Ohio National Guard are being deployed to assist with recovery efforts following Hurricane Florence. The soldiers, which are based in Columbus, will leave at noon from the Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base. The team will be heading to the Raleigh...
ALDI brings new jobs to Fairfield with hiring event on Sept. 19

ALDI brings new jobs to Fairfield with hiring event on Sept. 19

ALDI, one of the fastest growing retailers in the U.S., will be holding a hiring event at the Fairfield store, 5065 Pleasant Avenue, on Wednesday, Sept. 19 from 12:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., according to a release.  The positions include shift manager and store associate. Shift manager wages are $12.70 per hour, plus an additional $5.00 per hour premium when performing manager duties. Store associate...
Senate votes to make it harder to ship fentanyl to U.S. by mail

Senate votes to make it harder to ship fentanyl to U.S. by mail

The U.S. Senate Monday overwhelmingly passed a mammoth bipartisan opioid bill that included a measure pushed by Sen. Rob Portman to make it harder to ship fentanyl into the U.S. through the mail system. The Ohio Republican’s STOP Act, which he has pushed since he released the results of a bipartisan investigation on fentanyl being mailed into the U.S. last June, was one provision in a bill that...
Ohio senators split on Kavanaugh allegations as Supreme Court pick in limbo

Ohio senators split on Kavanaugh allegations as Supreme Court pick in limbo

Sen. Rob Portman sharply criticized Senate Democrats Monday for waiting “until the 11th hour” to make public an accusation by a woman that U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her at party when both were in high school three decades ago. Portman, R-Ohio, a close friend of Kavanaugh’s and who introduced the federal appeals judge to the Senate Judiciary Committee...
NEW DETAILS: Police chase reached 80 mph just before collision killing Realtor

NEW DETAILS: Police chase reached 80 mph just before collision killing Realtor

Seconds before the a collision from which an area Realtor died, the police cruiser that hit her car during a chase was going 80 miles per hour, records show. Mary Taulbee, a Lebanon woman who was not involved in the pursuit, died shortly after Officer Matt Barrie’s cruiser hit her Hyundai. Moraine police reports indicate Barrie’s cruiser was traveling southbound as he went up a hill on...
Fifth Third Bank lobby, site of deadly Cincinnati shootings to reopen Monday

Fifth Third Bank lobby, site of deadly Cincinnati shootings to reopen Monday

Fifth Third Bank is reopening its Fountain Square lobby on Monday, which is the site of the deadly shootings that occurred on Sept. 6, according to our partners at WCPO-TV.  Those who work at the Fifth Third Center returned on Sept. 10, but Fifth Third employees have been directed to other entrances. Fifth Third has created a community wall outside the lobby for the public to share messages of...
ODOT: Slower drivers need to move out of left lanes

ODOT: Slower drivers need to move out of left lanes

The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is promoting a new campaign to get slower drivers to move out of the left lane on Ohio highways. An ODOT spokesperson told News Center 7’s James Buechele the department got the idea from the State of Washington who posted signs saying, “Camp in the mountains not the left lane.” The State of Ohio is now putting up electronic signs...
Child taken to hospital, pronounced dead after traffic crash in Highland County

Child taken to hospital, pronounced dead after traffic crash in Highland County

A fatal traffic crash occurred Sunday afternoon on South East Street, north of Muntz Street, according to a release. The preliminary investigation reveals a 2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse, driven by Allen Landess, 40, of Hillsboro, was traveling north on South East Street when he struck a child that entered the street in a toy car. The child was transported to Highland District Hospital where he was pronounced...
Here is your chance to speak out about the economy

Here is your chance to speak out about the economy

The U.S. Census numbers released last week offered a grim reminder of the task facing this region. Middle-class income has recovered from the Great Recession in many parts of the country — and even parts of Ohio are seeing major growth — but this region is still lagging behind. Median household income when adjusted for inflation declined 7 percent to $47,755 in Montgomery County and 4...
62-year-old man killed in fatal crash on U.S. 22 in Warren County

62-year-old man killed in fatal crash on U.S. 22 in Warren County

A fatal crash occurred Friday night around 7:00 p.m. on U.S. 22 southbound near Strout Road, according to a release. Crews responded to the motorcycle crash with CareFlight on stand-by. The investigation revealed a 2016 Ford F-150 pick-up truck, driven by John R. Hudepohl, 52, of Morrow, was traveling southbound and stopped to turn left into his driveway. A 2019 Harley Davidson, driven by Kenneth...
Karen Pence to visit Richmond, Ind., firm to highlight its drug addiction program

Karen Pence to visit Richmond, Ind., firm to highlight its drug addiction program

Second Lady Karen Pence will travel to Richmond, Ind., Tuesday to visit Belden, Inc. Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta, Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams, and Kellyanne Conway, senior counsel to President Trump, will join Mrs. Pence.  The visit, which will not be open to the public, will highlight Belden’s Pathways to Employment program, which the Richmond Palladium-Item reports is an example...
ODOT holding job fair Sep. 22 for District 8 counties

ODOT holding job fair Sep. 22 for District 8 counties

The Ohio Department of Transportation will be holding a job fair on Saturday, Sep. 22 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., according to a release. It will be held at the Hamilton County garage located at 1400 E. Seymour Avenue. The job fair is for winter seasonal positions for District 8 counties: Butler, Clermont, Clinton, Greene, Hamilton, Preble and Warren. Applicants need to bring their driver’s license...
Prosecutor: Cincinnati officers’ response to shooting ‘heroic’

Prosecutor: Cincinnati officers’ response to shooting ‘heroic’

The actions of Cincinnati officers responding to a deadly mass shooting at Fifth Third Bank were justified and heroic, according Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters. “In this case the evidence was overwhelming that the shooting was justified,” read a statement from Deters. Per policy, the prosecutor’s office reviews all police use of force cases. On Sept. 6, 29-year-old Omar...
Marijuana operator gets go-ahead for Yellow Springs grow site

Marijuana operator gets go-ahead for Yellow Springs grow site

Cresco Labs got the go-ahead Friday from state officials to begin growing medical marijuana at its facility in Yellow Springs, the company said. The Ohio Department of Commerce signed off on the certificate of operations for the large-scale cultivation facility. Cresco plans to grow more than 30 strains of cannabis for medical marijuana patients in Ohio. Cresco Labs, which is based in Chicago, built...
Ohio governor debate in Dayton: How to watch, listen, follow

Ohio governor debate in Dayton: How to watch, listen, follow

The first governor debate of 2018 will be Wednesday night at the University of Dayton. WHIO-TV, Dayton Daily News and WHIO Radio are the media partners for the debate and have it covered for you from all angles. The governor race between Republican Mike DeWine and Democrat Richard Cordray is a dead-heat in the polls, one of the closest in the nation and expected to be one of the most expensive. Here&rsquo...
Stolen Jeep’s owner: Officer’s life changed and ‘a woman’s gone’

Stolen Jeep’s owner: Officer’s life changed and ‘a woman’s gone’

When Briauna Ball reported to police that her Jeep was stolen, she said she knew the vehicle would be damaged. She had no idea it would result in a high-speed police chase that ended with the death of a local Realtor killed when her vehicle was struck by an officer’s cruiser. “I already knew the car was going to get wrecked,” said Ball, a Harrison Twp. resident. “ I already...
Endangered Missing Adult Alert issued for northern Ohio man, 70

Endangered Missing Adult Alert issued for northern Ohio man, 70

An Endangered Missing Adult Alert continues for a 70-year-old northern Ohio man last seen leaving his Cleveland home on foot about 2:45 p.m. William Santiago, who is white, is described as 6 foot 1, 175 pounds with gray hair and brown eyes. He suffers from dementia and is in need of medication.  He was last seen wearing black sweatpants, a gray long-sleeve shirt and a red sweatshirt, according...
Body found in Lancaster during drone flyover

Body found in Lancaster during drone flyover

A drone flyover led to the discovery of a body Thursday in a soybean field in the area where a woman has been missing. The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office was flying the drone performing 3D mapping of the area around the field before a planned search for the missing woman. However, Lancaster police did not confirm whether the body found was that of 66-year-old Theresa Marie Shook, who was last...
Libertarians threaten legal action to get into governor debates

Libertarians threaten legal action to get into governor debates

The Libertarian Party of Ohio is threatening to take legal action against organizers of gubernatorial debates that exclude Libertarian Travis Irvine and Green Party candidate Constance Gadell-Newton. Related: Dayton to host first governor debate at UD Attorneys for the LPO sent complaints this week to the University of Dayton, Cleveland State University, Marietta College, the Ohio Debate Commission...
Ohio governor race a dead heat, new poll says

Ohio governor race a dead heat, new poll says

The race for governor in Ohio is tied, according to a new poll out by POLITICO/AARP. Republican Mike DeWine is at 39 percent and Democrat Richard Cordray is at 38 percent in the poll with 23 percent undecided. The poll of 1,592 registered voters was conducted Sept. 2-11. Questions: What questions do you have for the governor candidates? Send them to us on our Ohio Politics Facebook page or email...
Cincinnati archdiocese spokesman apologizes for remarks in newspaper’s sex abuse investigation

Cincinnati archdiocese spokesman apologizes for remarks in newspaper’s sex abuse investigation

An Archdiocese of Cincinnati spokesman has apologized for “very unfortunate language” he used to explain the local church’s decision to not release the names of dead priests accused of sexual abuse for the first time. In a MyDaytonDailyNews.com report Sunday revealing child sex abuse allegations against seven dead, unnamed priests over fiscal year 2018, spokesman Mike Schafer...
Deadly police chase: Stolen car being pursued was tracked with GPS

Deadly police chase: Stolen car being pursued was tracked with GPS

A car theft suspect who was being tracked by the vehicle’s owner through GPS sought to escape a deadly police pursuit on state Route 741 by jumping on the back of a stranger’s motorcycle near where she had wrecked the stolen Jeep, authorities said Thursday. Alyssa Irwin Debraux, 18, was detained Tuesday evening across from the Dayton Mall. Police said she traveled through Harrison Twp...
Cincinnati Shooting: Police release extended body camera footage

Cincinnati Shooting: Police release extended body camera footage

Extended body camera footage showing Cincinnati police respond to a deadly shooting at the Fountain Square Fifth Third Bank Sept. 6 has been released. Cincinnati police posted approximately 13 minutes of body camera on their Facebook page. The footage shows police pulling up to the scene and getting into place before shooting through Fifth Third’s front windows and entering the building...
Frontline’s depressing documentary draws chamber response: ‘Dayton is experiencing a renaissance’

Frontline’s depressing documentary draws chamber response: ‘Dayton is experiencing a renaissance’

Holly Allen, the marketing officer for the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce, has joined Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley in taking exception to Frontline’s recent unrelentingly grim take on the city of Dayton and its prospects. Here’s the letter Allen and the chamber released today. “Dear PBS & ProPublica: I appreciate your interest in the Dayton region. Really, I do. But after watching Tuesday...
U.S. Senate OK’s $61M for NASIC expansion at Wright-Patterson AFB

U.S. Senate OK’s $61M for NASIC expansion at Wright-Patterson AFB

The U.S. Senate late Wednesday passed a $147 billion spending package that included $61 million to upgrade Wright-Patterson Air Force Base’s National Air and Space Intelligence Center, part of one of three spending packages before Congress aimed at preventing a shutdown when the new fiscal year begins Oct. 1. The money, which Sen. Sherrod Brown said will be the largest ever investment into NASIC...
Governor candidate Cordray wants to reduce standardized tests in Ohio schools

Governor candidate Cordray wants to reduce standardized tests in Ohio schools

Democrat Richard Cordray wants to chop back on standardized testing, add on-site school health services and put for-profit charter schools out of business. Cordray and his runningmate Betty Sutton unveiled their K-12 education plan at a press conference in Columbus on Wednesday. Classrooms are over-regulated and students face too many mandatory standardized tests, he argued. “There is so much...
Republicans show signs of giving up on Ohio Senate race; Renacci camp says that’s ‘ridiculous’

Republicans show signs of giving up on Ohio Senate race; Renacci camp says that’s ‘ridiculous’

National Republicans and political analysts are increasingly signaling that they do not consider the Senate race between Sen. Sherrod Brown and U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci to be a top priority in the 2018 race to keep the Senate in GOP hands. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, speaking to reporters this week, listed races in Arizona, Nevada, Tennessee, Montana, North Dakota, Missouri, Indiana...
Ohio governor candidates on the issues: Guns and school safety

Ohio governor candidates on the issues: Guns and school safety

On Sept. 19, governor candidates Republican Mike DeWine and Democrat Richard Cordray are taking part in their first debate at the University of Dayton. The Dayton Daily News, WHIO-TV and WHIO Radio are the media partners for the debate. The debate will be moderated by News Center 7 anchor James Brown. Questions will be asked by Dayton Daily News Columbus Bureau reporter Laura Bischoff, News Center...
Victims gasp as ex-cop continues to profess innocence of rape and kidnapping during sentencing

Victims gasp as ex-cop continues to profess innocence of rape and kidnapping during sentencing

A judge on Wednesday said ex-Phillipsburg police officer Justin Sanderson, convicted of kidnapping and raping four women, disgraced his profession even as Sanderson continued to proclaim his innocence. “This case represents this court’s darkest voyage yet into man’s inhumanity to man,” said Montgomery County Common Pleas Court Steven Dankof, paraphrasing a plaque from his office...
Report cards: Ohio schools get controversial A-F labels Thursday

Report cards: Ohio schools get controversial A-F labels Thursday

For the first time in six years, each Ohio school and district will receive an overall A-F grade when state report cards are released Thursday. The state school board and some state legislators pushed to kill that system this spring, but the legislation did not advance to a vote. The overall A-F grades – the first since “excellent,” “continuous improvement” and other...
Ex-cop sentenced to 43 years in prison for raping women while on duty

Ex-cop sentenced to 43 years in prison for raping women while on duty

A former Phillipsburg cop convicted of raping four women while on duty was sentenced to 43 years in prison. The first 33 years of Justin Sanderson’s sentencing are mandatory, according Montgomery County Common Pleas Court Judge Steven Dankof, and he will not be eligible for early release until the last 10 years. Sanderson will have to register as a sex offender if he is ever released from prison...
Area Realtor killed during police pursuit in Miami Twp.: What we know now and questions we’re asking

Area Realtor killed during police pursuit in Miami Twp.: What we know now and questions we’re asking

One woman is dead and another is in custody after a Moraine police cruiser was involved in a fatal crash during a high-speed chase on Ohio 741 through that city and Miami Twp. The accident occurred about 6:30 p.m. Tuesday after Moraine police were pursuing a car reported stolen in Harrison Twp. Many details about the accident and those involved remain unclear. Here’s what we know, and what we&rsquo...
Preble County man’s tragic death on his 25th birthday brings life to 3 strangers

Preble County man’s tragic death on his 25th birthday brings life to 3 strangers

A crash last week just outside of Eaton turned deadly when Aaron Stobaugh died in the hospital two days later, on his 25th birthday. His family is devastated, but said his decision to register as an organ donor  brings them hope and comfort as they grieve. “He would do anything for anybody,” Tiffany Witt said of her cousin. “He’d be there at the drop of...
Senate OKs bill banning ‘gag rules’ keeping pharmacists from telling you how to save money

Senate OKs bill banning ‘gag rules’ keeping pharmacists from telling you how to save money

The U.S. Senate has a passed a bill that would bar gag clauses that prevent pharmacists from telling consumers how to save money by paying out of pocket for medicine rather than going through insurance. The Senate earlier this month passed a bill outlawing such gag clauses for Medicare D, with this latest bill extending the ban to all insurance policies. Monday’s vote was 98-2, with both Ohio...
Moderator, panelists chosen for first governor debate at UD

Moderator, panelists chosen for first governor debate at UD

The moderator and questioners are set for the Sept. 19 governor debate at the University of Dayton. News Center 7 anchor James Brown will moderate the first debate between Republican Mike DeWine and Democrat Richard Cordray. The hour-long debate will be 7 p.m. at the University of Dayton. Cox Media Group Ohio will broadcast it live on WHIO-TV and WHIO Radio and stream it live on its websites, ...
Father of teen killed in Cincinnati hit-and-run: They ran her over like an animal

Father of teen killed in Cincinnati hit-and-run: They ran her over like an animal

As he prepared to leave for work, Eduardo Rodriguez told his daughter he loved her. Less than an hour later, 15-year-old Gabriella Rodriguez, described as a hard-headed, hard-working tomboy with an abundant sense of humor, was sprawled on Harrison Avenue “moving around like a fish out of the water,”  her father told our news partner, WCPO-TV in Cincinnati. She had been hit by two...
Cincinnati Shooting: Woman shot 12 times is released from the hospital

Cincinnati Shooting: Woman shot 12 times is released from the hospital

Both survivors of the Cincinnati shooting last week are now out of the hospital. Whitney Austin of Louisville, Kentucky, was discharged today from University of Cincinnati Medical Center. Austin was shot 12 times in the shooting rampage Thursday at the Fifth Third Center at Fountain Square in downtown Cincinnati that killed three other victims. Austin, a Fifth Third Bank VP based in Louisville...
Fifth Third VP Whitney Austin describes horror of Cincinnati shooting

Fifth Third VP Whitney Austin describes horror of Cincinnati shooting

Fifth Third Bank vice president Whitney Austin, who was shot 12 times Thursday at the bank’s Fountain Square location in downtown Cincinnati, is describing the horror of that day, our partners at WCPO report. Sitting up in her hospital room at University of Cincinnati Medical Center massaging her left hand after close to seven hours of surgery, Austin says she’s focused on gratitude, but...
Kings Island kids area wins award for best in the world

Kings Island kids area wins award for best in the world

Kings Island’s Planet Snoopy has won the award for Best Kids’ Area in the World, according to a release.  For the 18th consecutive year, readers of Amusement Today have awarded Best Kids’ Area in the World to the Kings Island’s kid’s area, Planet Snoopy. Amusement Today’s 21st annual Golden Ticket Awards took place Saturday night at Silver Dollar City amusement...
Amber Alert canceled for 9-year-old boy abducted from Lewis Center, Ohio

Amber Alert canceled for 9-year-old boy abducted from Lewis Center, Ohio

The Amber Alert has been canceled.  An Amber Alert has been issued for a 9-year-old boy last seen Sept. 1. Eli Opembe is a black male with black hair and brown eyes who stands 4 feet, 10 inches and weighs 85 pounds. He is believed to be with his non-custodial mother, Verona Thomas, described as a 38-year-old black woman who stands 5 feet 10 inches and has black hair and brown eyes. They may be...
Missing 80-year-old Trumbull County man found Friday in woods near his home

Missing 80-year-old Trumbull County man found Friday in woods near his home

An alert is canceled after an 80-year-old Trumbull County man was found this afternoon in woods near his home. Robert Yekich had been missing since 1 p.m. Wednesday, but it was not clear whether he had been in the woods the entire time, CBS affiliate WKBN-TV in Youngstown reported. He was taken to a local hospital for evaluation. An 80-year-old Trumbull County man is the subject of a statewide Endangered...
Ohio’s expected $28.7M governor race to be one of most expensive in U.S.

Ohio’s expected $28.7M governor race to be one of most expensive in U.S.

Ohio, get ready for the deluge. A research and consulting firm that tracks political advertising predicts that political spending in the state will hit $240.39 million this cycle, with the bulk of that going into the hotly contested race for governor. Borrell Associates, based in Williamsburg, Va., predicts that the cost of the race between Democrat Richard Cordray and Republican Mike DeWine will...
Endangered Missing Adult alert canceled for 87-year-old Delaware County woman

Endangered Missing Adult alert canceled for 87-year-old Delaware County woman

The Endangered Missing Adult alert for 87-year-old Donna Fisher has been canceled. Fisher was found safe and is being reunited with her family.  An Endangered Missing Adult alert has been issued by the Westerville Police Department for an 87-year-old Delaware County woman. Donna Fisher was last seen on Wyndham Park North in the city of Westerville Wednesday at 3:20 p.m. in a silver 2014 Honda...
Second Ohio infant dies in hot car; 41st such death in U.S. this year

Second Ohio infant dies in hot car; 41st such death in U.S. this year

A 1-month-old boy died in a hot car Tuesday in Zanesville. The newborn was found in a car at an apartment complex, according to Kids And Cars Inc. It is unclear how the boy ended up in the vehicle. This infant is the second Ohio child to die in a hot car this year. On July 14, a 6-month-old girl died in a hot car in Medina. Since 1994, Ohio has had 21 hot car deaths, according to the organization...
WATCH: Teen hops on friend’s motorcycle, runs into Shelby County Jail

WATCH: Teen hops on friend’s motorcycle, runs into Shelby County Jail

A 19-year-old from Kentucky hopped on his friend’s just-purchased motorcycle on Saturday afternoon. The cycle popped into gear and lunged forward, slamming into an outer wall to the Shelby County Jail. Ryan Rider, of Elsmere, Ky., suffered only a minor injury, but Shelby County Sheriff John Lenhart said “I’m guessing his pride was probably wounded pretty good.” Rider was...
How to register to vote in Ohio -- deadline is Oct. 9

How to register to vote in Ohio -- deadline is Oct. 9

The ads have started, campaigns are heating up and we are getting closer to the November election. Ohio voters will be choosing a new governor, statewide leaders, members of Congress and the General Assembly as well as county offices. There is also a state issue on the ballot as well as hundreds of tax levies and school issues. You have until Oct. 9 to register to vote. You can register to vote online...
Logan Co. working to improve community health and well-being

Logan Co. working to improve community health and well-being

Logan County is working to improve community health, safety and well-being. They have completed a new assessment to better understand current challenges facing the residents, according to a release. This Community Health Risk and Needs Assessment is now available at www.loganhealth.org. In October, a new Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) will be completed. CHIP provides strategies and...
Help Middletown police identify possible break-in suspect

Help Middletown police identify possible break-in suspect

A man is wanted for questions regarding attempted break-ins early Monday morning at multiple restaurants on Verity Pkwy, according to Middletown Division of Police. He was wearing a red or maroon hoodie, khaki shorts, dark shoes with red laces and a black bandanna over his face. If anyone has any information regarding the suspect or the incidents, call dispatch at 513-425-7700, option 0.

Old issues emerge in Ohio governor race

This isn’t 2010, but you might think so if you’re following this year’s contest for Ohio governor. Eight years ago — when the same two candidates were running in the attorney general’s race — Republican Mike DeWine hammered incumbent Democrat Richard Cordray over how long it took to process DNA evidence in the state-run crime labs. DeWine’s attacks were played...
Now may be a good time to buy a vehicle

Now may be a good time to buy a vehicle

New and used car prices are likely to rise under President Trump’s tentative trade deal with Mexico, so now may be a good time to buy a vehicle, according to industry experts.  Analysts said that they’ve seen a shift this summer. Used car prices typically dip in the summer. But they’re gone up 10 weeks in a row. President Trump’s tentative trade deal with Mexico is...
Liberty Township man dies in suspected Preble County drowning

Liberty Township man dies in suspected Preble County drowning

The Preble County Coroner’s Office is investigating after a 35-year-old man died in a suspected drowning, officials said Saturday morning. Investigators said they recovered the man’s body just south of Eaton in Seven Mile Creek around 8:35 a.m. He was identified him as Jagat Ghimire of Liberty Township. Police searched since 5:32 p.m. Friday after a family member who Ghimire was fishing...
Help Champaign Co. Sheriff’s identify burglary offense suspect

Help Champaign Co. Sheriff’s identify burglary offense suspect

The Champaign County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s helping in identifying a suspect. The suspect is believed to have been involved in a burglary offense. In the picture, he is seen riding past a surveillance camera at the time of the offense. If anyone has any information on the suspect, call 937-484-6091.
Kings Island to offer $1 items for final weekend

Kings Island to offer $1 items for final weekend

This weekend, Sep. 1 to Sep. 3, Kings Island and Soak City Water Park opens for the final time this summer, according to a release. The park will re-open for Halloween Haunt starting Sep. 21. Select food items, games and merchandise are just $1 all weekend, the release stated. Some of these items include LaRosa’s pizza slices, hot dogs, Blue Ice Cream, popcorn, chocolate dipped Oreos and pretzel...
1 person in custody, production to resume at Honda Marysville plant

1 person in custody, production to resume at Honda Marysville plant

One person is in custody tonight after a “situation” inside the Honda plant in Marysville. A Honda representative said the incident involved a distraught contract worker and that it began around 3:30 p.m. That worker is the person taken into custody, the Honda spokesperson told our news partner 10tv.com WBNS in Columbus. The incident led Honda to temporarily suspect production, which...
Two Butler County Jail inmates diagnosed with Hepatitis A

Two Butler County Jail inmates diagnosed with Hepatitis A

Two inmates in the Butler County Jail have been diagnosed with hepatitis A, according to Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones.  Hepatitis A is a very contagious liver disease caused by contact with food, drinks or other objects that have been contaminated with even a small amount of feces, according to the Ohio Department of Health. In June, the state health department announced a statewide...
Jacob Caldwell to remain at detention center, Greene County court rules

Jacob Caldwell to remain at detention center, Greene County court rules

A second detention hearing was held for Jacob Caldwell at the Greene County Juvenile Court in Xenia on Friday morning.  Caldwell is the teen who disappeared for about a year after watching his father get murdered and was found  at a Miami Twp. home after officials carried out a search warrant.  The 15-year-old was not present at Friday’s hearing. Caldwell has a history of running...
Rollover crash shuts down Yellow Springs-Fairfield Road in Miami Twp. 

Rollover crash shuts down Yellow Springs-Fairfield Road in Miami Twp. 

The initial call was that two people were in the car, which rolled over multiple times, said Colin Altman, Miami Twp. fire chief.  However, when firefighters arrived at the scene, they found one person on the grass lying next to the vehicle, Altman said. They search the area, but didn’t find anyone else.  It’s possible that the driver hit her head and was confused, the chief...
Marshals arrest fugitive in Cincinnati wanted in deaths of his sister, her boyfriend in Michigan

Marshals arrest fugitive in Cincinnati wanted in deaths of his sister, her boyfriend in Michigan

A 24-year-old Michigan man wanted in the deaths of his sister and her boyfriend is now behind bars. The U.S. Marshals Service arrested Robert Marzejka at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Cincinnati. He was wanted on two warrants for premeditated murder issued by the Macomb County Prosecutor’s Office in Michigan. He is jailed at the Hamilton County Justice Center awaiting extradition to Michigan, according...
Dayton Mayor Whaley behind plan for cabinet-level office to address opioid epidemic

Dayton Mayor Whaley behind plan for cabinet-level office to address opioid epidemic

Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley joined mayors from several other Ohio cities Thursday in Columbus to support a bill that would create a cabinet-level Office of Drug Policy. The legislation, being introduced in the lame-duck session by state Rep. Richard Brown, D-Canal Winchester, is modeled after suggestions from the bipartisan Ohio Mayor’s Alliance of ways in which state and local communities could...
Dump truck hits semi on I-75 at SR 4 in Dayton, crash causes delays

Dump truck hits semi on I-75 at SR 4 in Dayton, crash causes delays

A dump truck hit the side of a semi, pushing it into a concrete barrier wall. The crash happened around noon on northbound Interstate 75 at state Route 4, and has led to the closure of Exit 54B. The crash happened as the driver of the dump truck tried to go around an earlier traffic hazard when a Waste Management truck caught fire, according to the driver of a State Farm traffic assistance truck....
Statewide Endangered Missing Adult Alert canceled for northern Ohio couple 

Statewide Endangered Missing Adult Alert canceled for northern Ohio couple 

UPDATE @ 5 a.m: The Endangered Missing Adult Alert issued for a couple out of Cuyahoga County has been canceled. Nathaniel and Sarah Wilder were found safely, according to a release by the Ohio Attorney General’s Office.  A statewide Endangered Missing Adult Alert has been issued for a Cuyahoga County couple by the University Heights Police Department. Nathaniel and Sarah Wilder, 89 and...
All lanes on I-75 south at Stanley Avenue in Dayton have reopened

All lanes on I-75 south at Stanley Avenue in Dayton have reopened

All lanes on I-75 south have reopened.  Both northbound lanes have reopened, and officials have towed away the box truck that crashed.  Officials have also shut down two northbound lanes on I-75 and Stanley Avenue as they continue to clear the scene of the accident.  All lanes on I-75 have been shut down as crews continue to work to clear the accident scene.  When the truck...
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