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Wes Retherford: Focus is on political priorities as term nears end

Ohio Rep. Wes Retherford said he knows a March 2017 arrest for drunken driving cost him his chance at being re-elected to a fourth term. The 34-year-old Hamilton Republican lost the May GOP primary election to political newcomer Sara Carruthers, who invested $200,000 of her own money into her campaign. Retherford, who will finish his third term at the end of December, was found passed out in his pickup...

Years multiple Cincinnati Reds players picked for All-Star games

Three Cincinnati Reds have been selected to the National League All-Star team for Tuesday night’s game in Washington D.C. First baseman Joey Votto, second baseman Scooter Gennett and third baseman Eugenio Suarez earned spots as reserves on the game. The Reds have had several years in which three or more players have been picked to participate in the game. They include: •2014: Todd Frazier...
Ohio infant dies in hot car; 25th child hot car death nationwide

Ohio infant dies in hot car; 25th child hot car death nationwide

A six-month-old baby girl died inside a hot car Saturday afternoon at Mellert Park in Medina. The infant was left inside a hot car for two and a half hours at the park, according to a release. This infant girl is the first child this year to die in a hot car in Ohio. Ohio is ranked number 15 in the nation in child hot car deaths, with 19 fatalities since 1994. The incident that occurred Saturday brings...
Meth conspiracy indictments began with 2017 local traffic stop

Meth conspiracy indictments began with 2017 local traffic stop

The first indictment in what federal prosecutors called a southwest Ohio-based, Mexican cartel-linked methamphetamine trafficking ring stemmed from a June 2017 traffic stop on Interstate 70 in Preble County. Dennis Olinger and Hayley Bigelow’s stories didn’t match when an Ohio State Highway Patrol trooper stopped the blue Volkswagen Passat for speeding, according to court documents. The...
Ohio’s national parks could get more than $100M in additional funding

Ohio’s national parks could get more than $100M in additional funding

Ohio’s national parks could get more than $100 million in additional funding for much needed renovations if a proposal introduced in the U.S. Senate in June is eventually signed into law by President Donald Trump. Republican Sen. Rob Portman’s Restore Our Parks Act would alleviate a $12-billion backlog of deferred maintenance at areas overseen by the National Park Service. The billions...
Year after State Fair tragedy, families ‘live with this every day’

Year after State Fair tragedy, families ‘live with this every day’

A year after the Ohio State Fair went from a scene of Americana to a deadly midway horror show, little has changed in the way Ohio’s eight full-time inspectors oversee the state’s 3,800 rides, the Dayton Daily News found. Eighteen-year-old Tyler Jarrell was killed and seven others were seriously injured in 2017 when a gondola on the Fire Ball ride snapped off and flung riders into the...
Paying dead spouse’s bills at issue in Ohio Supreme Court case

Paying dead spouse’s bills at issue in Ohio Supreme Court case

The Ohio Supreme Court on Wednesday is set to hear arguments in a case about whether a deceased person’s spouse must pay nursing home fees left at the time of death. The dispute is based on a lawsuit filed against an 80-year-old Franklin Twp. woman in Franklin Municipal Court over an unpaid $1,678 nursing home bill for her husband’s care. Cora Bell’s lawyer, Miriam Sheline,...
West Virginia youth is 2 millionth rider on Kings Island roller coaster

West Virginia youth is 2 millionth rider on Kings Island roller coaster

A West Virginia youth was the two millionth rider on Mystic Timbers--a roller coaster at Kings Island Saturday afternoon, according to Kings Island Area Manager Don Helbig. Braydan Dunkley, 8, of Poco, West Virginia, was accompanied by his mother, Danielle Dunkley. He was awarded a souvenir piece of wood from the ride, a Mystic Timbers tote bag, front of the line passes, complimentary blue ice cream...
Endangered Missing Adult Alert canceled for Crawford County man

Endangered Missing Adult Alert canceled for Crawford County man

The Endangered Missing Adult Alert issued for 70-year-old Dennis Conner has been canceled.  A statewide Endangered Missing Adult Alert has been issued for a 70-year-old man who left his residence on South Market Street at 8:50 p.m. Saturday and has failed to return. Dennis Conner suffers from dementia, according to the Galion Police Department. He was last seen wearing a blue plaid shirt and...
Cheesemakers seek liquor license for new downtown Lebanon location

Cheesemakers seek liquor license for new downtown Lebanon location

A couple of Lebanon cheese-makers could have a full liquor license just in time for the opening of their creamery and wine bar in Lebanon’s proposed entertainment district. Cecelia Garmendia and Ryan Tassef plan to open Lamp Post Cheese this fall on the north end of the area envisioned as an occasional entertainment district on East Mulberry Street in Lebanon. “We make cheese from locally...
Year later, mom of teen killed on Ohio State Fair ride talks of her son’s legacy

Year later, mom of teen killed on Ohio State Fair ride talks of her son’s legacy

Nearly a year after her teenage son was killed in a ride on opening day of the Ohio State Fair, his mother said she will make sure he did not die in vain. Tyler Jarrell was 18 when he was thrown to his death from the Fireball. His mother, Amber Duffield, said she is determined her son’s legacy will be saving others. The 18-year-old had already pledged to serve the U.S. Marine Corps. He&rsquo...
3 Colombian participants in Warren County event put off bus on highway

3 Colombian participants in Warren County event put off bus on highway

Three South Americans traveling to the World Flying Disc Federation World Championships in Warren County covered the final miles to get there in Ohio Highway Patrol cruisers. The three Colombians were put off a Greyhound bus about midnight Thursday on Interstate 71 in the Montgomery area, north of Cincinnati, and reported to the Ohio Highway Patrol, according to Lt. Scott Kuntz, commander of the highway...
Democrat running for Congress in Warren, Hamilton counties won’t back Pelosi

Democrat running for Congress in Warren, Hamilton counties won’t back Pelosi

A Democrat seeking to flip Ohio’s 1st Congressional District in November says he won’t support U.S. Rep. Nancy Pelosi for Speaker if the party regains control of the House of Representatives. Cincinnati’s Aftab Pureval, who grew up in Beavercreek, has joined a growing list of Democratic congressional candidates who are distancing themselves from the House minority leader from California...
Taking a trip to Lake Erie this summer? Check for slime before you go

Taking a trip to Lake Erie this summer? Check for slime before you go

Last year, a slick, green slime covered more than 700 square miles of the western basin of Lake Erie — an algae bloom so big it was visible from outer space. The blooms can threaten drinking water, shut down beaches and quickly ruin vacation plans. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released its latest harmful algal bloom forecast for Lake Erie on Thursday, saying it’ll...
Dayton-area attorney will continue practicing after suspension stayed by Ohio Supreme Court

Dayton-area attorney will continue practicing after suspension stayed by Ohio Supreme Court

The Ohio Supreme Court delivered a six-month stayed suspension to attorney C. Ralph Wilcoxson II for allegations he didn’t do enough to represent a client in a racial discrimination lawsuit. The decision echoed the recommendation of the Board of Professional Conduct, which found mitigating factors including “no prior discipline, absence of a selfish or dishonest motive and good character...
What is Ohio law on strip clubs? Charge that led to Stormy Daniels’ Ohio arrest explained

What is Ohio law on strip clubs? Charge that led to Stormy Daniels’ Ohio arrest explained

The misdemeanor charge that was dismissed against porn star Stormy Daniels after a performance at a Columbus strip club Wednesday night was the same allegation made against several dancers after an investigation and raid at The Harem last year. Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, had been scheduled to appear in Franklin County Municipal Court on Friday before the charge was dropped. She...
Stormy Daniels’ lawyer: ‘We will vehemently contest all charges’

Stormy Daniels’ lawyer: ‘We will vehemently contest all charges’

Stephanie Clifford, the adult film star who goes by the stage name Stormy Daniels, is scheduled to appear in Franklin County Municipal Court on Friday on charges that she inappropriately touched undercover police officers during a performance at a Columbus strip club. Her second night performance at Club Sirens, a strip club on the north side of Columbus, has been canceled, according to a tweet posted...
Porn star Stormy Daniels arrested in Columbus: What we know today

Porn star Stormy Daniels arrested in Columbus: What we know today

COLUMBUS, OHIO — Porn star Stormy Daniels has been arrested at a strip club in Columbus, Ohio, on allegations that she touched undercover police officers while performing. Daniels is being charged with “illegally sexually oriented activity in a sexually oriented business,” a first-degree misdemeanor, according to WCMH’s Olivia Fecteau. Here’s what you need to know...
Status of Stormy Daniels’ Dayton area appearance unclear after Columbus arrest

Status of Stormy Daniels’ Dayton area appearance unclear after Columbus arrest

As details of adult entertainment actress Stormy Daniels’ arrest at a Columbus strip club Wednesday night continue to be revealed, her schedule continues to show an appearance at a Dayton-area venue in August.  In February, Daniels announced nationwide appearances in a tweet that included a stop at Diamonds Cabaret in Washington Twp. August 3-4.  It is not clear if Daniels’ arrest...
State school report cards: Group wants Ohio to dump A-F letter grades

State school report cards: Group wants Ohio to dump A-F letter grades

The push to change Ohio’s state report card system for schools continued to get louder this week, as a work group of state school board members and education advocates released their recommended changes. After months of meetings, the group on Tuesday recommended eliminating all A-F letter grades and replacing them with language like “meets standards” or “exceeds standards.&rdquo...
Search concluded at Greene County park connected to missing Miamisburg woman

Search concluded at Greene County park connected to missing Miamisburg woman

Miamisburg police and FBI teams have concluded the search at Sugarcreek Reserve after searching the last areas they wanted to check. The park reopened around 11 a.m. when all the K-9 handlers and their dogs cleared the area. Since authorities this week began closing Sugarcreek MetroPark for much of the day to search for evidence involving Chelsey Coe’s disappearance, patrons of the 618-acre...
Police: Missing Miamisburg woman case involves ‘several different people’

Police: Missing Miamisburg woman case involves ‘several different people’

Police who closed a sprawling Greene County park this week to search with federal and state officials for clues involving a missing Miamisburg woman say they aren’t narrowing in on a suspect yet. The person of interest linked to Chelsey Coe’s disappearance last year remains the same as in May – when authorities raided her last-known address and searched nearby properties. But authorities...
Standoff ends with ‘armed and dangerous’ meth conspiracy fugitive behind bars

Standoff ends with ‘armed and dangerous’ meth conspiracy fugitive behind bars

A fugitive considered “armed and dangerous” is now behind bars. Joshua Leach, 34, of Plain City, was arrested around 8:30 p.m. following a two-hour standoff in Chillicothe and booked into the Ross County Jail. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency sought Leach in connection to a methamphetamine trafficking operation, and the U.S. Marshal’s Service tracked Leach today a residence...
Dayton national park could get over $1.8M from Portman proposal

Dayton national park could get over $1.8M from Portman proposal

A National Parks Service bill proposed by Sen. Rob Portman could address a $12 billion backlog of deferred maintenance at National Parks and would bring more than $1.8 million to one of Dayton’s historical sites. Portman introduced the Restore Our Parks Act in the U.S. Senate last week, according to his office. If passed by both houses of congress and signed into law by President Donald Trump...

Ohio auditor’s report encourages schools to adopt crowdfunding policies

A new Auditor’s report and survey has found that many school districts don’t have policies to help guide teachers and administrators on how to use crowdfunding. Teachers throughout Ohio are using crowdfunding-online fundraising-to generate donations for educational materials for students and the Auditor of State is urging policies be put in place, according to a press release from Ohio...
Ohio schools have their preliminary state test scores, and they’re mostly positive

Ohio schools have their preliminary state test scores, and they’re mostly positive

Ohio students improved proficiency rates on 18 of 21 major state tests this spring, according to preliminary results released this week by the Ohio Department of Education. The largest increases were on high school course exams in biology (up 9.6 percentage points) and American government (up 8.8). The only decreases in proficiency rates were on third-grade math (down 3.0 percentage points), third-grade...
Mexican chemist involved in major area meth bust that officials say continues long-term investigation

Mexican chemist involved in major area meth bust that officials say continues long-term investigation

A Mexican chemist allegedly overseeing operations of a drug trafficking conspiracy and caught with more than 140 pounds of methamphetamine is among seven more defendants in what the U.S. Attorney’s Office calls a Dayton-based, cartel-linked organization. An unsealed superseding indictment filed in Dayton’s U.S. District Court alleged the defendants — two of whom remain fugitives...
Report: Ohio Medicaid recipients prescribed high amount of opioids

Report: Ohio Medicaid recipients prescribed high amount of opioids

Thousands of Ohioans are being prescribed dangerously high amounts of opioid pain medication — including Vicodin, Oxycodone and Percocet — despite prescribing guidelines meant to lessen the risk of addiction, according to a new report from federal health watchdogs. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General looked at the kind and amount of drugs being...
Payday lending bill clears Ohio Senate on bipartisan vote

Payday lending bill clears Ohio Senate on bipartisan vote

The Ohio Senate voted 21-9 on Tuesday in favor of sweeping reforms for the payday lending industry — 10 years after Ohioans overwhelmingly embraced strict limits on how much lenders could charge. The new reforms would impact roughly 1-million Ohio consumers who take out the short-term loans. “This is a pro-consumer bill,” said state Sen. Scott Oelslager, R-Canton. “We have...
Mother of missing woman surprised by police search of Greene County park

Mother of missing woman surprised by police search of Greene County park

Federal, state and local investigators searched a massive Greene County park Tuesday in the disappearance of a Miamisburg woman, prompting her mother to say she was surprised and called the lack of notice upsetting. The latest search regarding Chelsey Coe – who was 25 when she was reported missing last year — includes the FBI, the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation, Miamisburg police...
140 pounds of meth seized from local drug operation

140 pounds of meth seized from local drug operation

A press conference held at Dayton’s Federal Building has revealed more details about a drug seizure that involved 140 pounds of methamphetamine and other drugs.  Local, state and federal officials said all defendants face at least 10 years to life in prison if convicted. A chemist from a Mexican drug cartel was invoked, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Law enforcement is seeking...
State considers tough third-grade reading standard, then backs off

State considers tough third-grade reading standard, then backs off

UPDATE: After considering a much tougher third-grade reading standard for Ohio students Tuesday, the state school board backed off and made only a modest increase in the score students need to advance to fourth grade. The board’s achievement and graduation committee had recommended raising the English Language Arts score required for 2018-19 third-graders to advance to fourth grade from 672...
Man arrested in Harrison Twp. charged with 4 pedestrian deaths in Arizona

Man arrested in Harrison Twp. charged with 4 pedestrian deaths in Arizona

A man arrested at a Harrison Twp. home Monday afternoon is facing charges for allegedly striking and killing four pedestrians on an Arizona street in March, according to jail records.  Alex Bashaw, 28, was arrested around 1 p.m. Monday in the 5500 block of Markey Road in Harrison Twp. on a warrant out of Maricopa County, Arizona, records show.  Bashaw was indicted by a grand jury on four...
‘Obvious to me they are trying to deceive’ property owners, recorder says

‘Obvious to me they are trying to deceive’ property owners, recorder says

Property owners locally and across the state continue to receive official-looking solicitations through the mail from firms offering to provide property records – for a pricey sum – that are usually available free online. The solicitations come despite a new state law that went into effect in May. And it appears would-be scammers are changing the language on recent solicitations to skirt...
TRC breaks ground on first phase of SMART Center

TRC breaks ground on first phase of SMART Center

The Transportation Research Center broke ground on a $45 million project Monday that is expected to boost business at the site and help make Ohio a hub for autonomous vehicle research and testing. The TRC, located in East Liberty, has served for decades as a 4,500-acre research site where manufacturers and engineers test prototypes of the newest sports cars, motorcycles and trucks long before they&rsquo...
Ohio reaction to Kavanaugh nomination to Supreme Court

Ohio reaction to Kavanaugh nomination to Supreme Court

President Trump selected conservative judge Brett Kavanaugh as his nomination to fill Justice Anthony Kennedy’s seat on the Supreme Court. Kavanaugh has deep roots in Washington, D.C., political and legal arena. Ohio’s two senators offered vastly different reactions to the pick. Sen. Rob Portman, who was at the White House when Trump announced his pick, said he looks forward to meeting...
Sen. Sherrod Brown wants EPA to hold town hall over Dayton water concerns

Sen. Sherrod Brown wants EPA to hold town hall over Dayton water concerns

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown wants the Environmental Protection Agency to hold a town hall meeting in Dayton to address concerns about toxic chemicals and the safety of the city’s water. The EPA announced it will hold meetings in communities impacted by pollution from toxic per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), but Dayton was not on the list of cities. RELATED: New study shows chemicals could...
Payday lending reform bill ready to advance in Ohio Senate

Payday lending reform bill ready to advance in Ohio Senate

State senators apparently struck a deal on a contentious payday lending reform bill but not everyone is happy: consumer advocates are cheering but industry insiders are jeering. Nick Bourke, director of consumer finance for The Pew Charitable Trusts, told senators that the new bill “will achieve true payday loan reform and save working Ohioans tens of millions of dollars per year — and...
2 Warren County prison inmates indicted for heroin possession

2 Warren County prison inmates indicted for heroin possession

Two state prisoners have been indicted for possession of heroin nearly a year ago in a prison in Warren County. Rocky D. Newman, 44, and Ramon Collins, 35, were indicted on Friday for possession of heroin and aggravated possession of drugs at the Warren Correctional Institution, according to a list of indictments issued Monday morning by the Warren County Prosecutor’s Office. Collins allegedly...
Transportation Research Center breaks ground on $45M project

Transportation Research Center breaks ground on $45M project

The Transportation Research Center broke ground on a $45 million project Monday that is expected to boost business at the site and help make Ohio a hub for autonomous vehicle research and testing. The center in East Liberty has served for decades as a 4,500-acre research site where manufacturers and engineers test prototypes of the newest sports cars, motorcycles and trucks long before they&rsquo...
6 pounds of meth in mail, jail call nets long sentence in drug case

6 pounds of meth in mail, jail call nets long sentence in drug case

A Dayton man who received methamphetamine delivered via mail to a Centerville residence — and later had charges added after a jail phone call — reached a plea deal with federal prosecutors. Damaad S. Gardner, 28, pleaded guilty Monday in Dayton’s U.S. District Court to meth trafficking. The agreed-upon sentence in the written plea deal is 10 years in prison, an $876 forfeiture and...
U.S. Supreme Court justices with Ohio ties as Trump nominee expected

U.S. Supreme Court justices with Ohio ties as Trump nominee expected

President Trump is scheduled tonight to announce his U.S. Supreme Court nominee to replace the retiring Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy. One reported finalist and two others said to be on Trump’s list of potential nominees are judges on the U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, based in Cincinnati. Raymond Kethledge is considered by many as a finalist while Amul Thapar and Joan Larsen have also...
Loaded AR-15 found at home of suspected fentanyl dealer

Loaded AR-15 found at home of suspected fentanyl dealer

A local man was arrested by federal law enforcement after agents found more than 400 grams of fentanyl, a loaded AR-15 with extended magazine, cash and suspected drug trafficking equipment in a Huber Heights residence. Terry L. Thomas, 40, is in custody and named as a defendant in a U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) criminal complaint filed in Dayton’s U.S. District Court. Thomas is in Butler...
Laws will change Ohio school safety, behavior, suspensions

Laws will change Ohio school safety, behavior, suspensions

Students and teachers will be operating under some new guidelines beginning this fall because the state legislature recently passed a host of measures aimed at balancing school safety techniques with the state’s interest in getting all children the best education possible. The state legislature has recently passed new laws that would require that schools do more to limit the number of its youngest...
Son of former crime lab director pleads guilty in large marijuana case

Son of former crime lab director pleads guilty in large marijuana case

Two local men accused of cultivating and trafficking more than 44 pounds of marijuana have pleaded guilty to some charges in exchange for others being dismissed. Thomas J. Betz, 38, of Springboro the son of former Miami Valley Crime Lab director Ken Betz, pleaded guilty to engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, illegal cultivation of marijuana between 5,000 and 20,000 grams and money laundering...
Coach of former Graham wrestler killed in crash: ‘I told him I loved him’ during last visit

Coach of former Graham wrestler killed in crash: ‘I told him I loved him’ during last visit

Eli Stickley leaped into the arms of St. Paris Graham High School wrestling coach Jeff Jordan after winning a state title as a junior in 2014. “We were so happy when he won the state. Everyone went crazy. Eli was a crowd favorite. … It was one of the happiest moments I look back on,” Jordan said Saturday. “I remember he comes running over and jumps in my arms. I’ll remember...
Rep. Jordan calls allegations he knew of sex abuse at Ohio State ‘bogus’

Rep. Jordan calls allegations he knew of sex abuse at Ohio State ‘bogus’

U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan offered an extended and impassioned defense Friday night against accusations that he knew of abuse perpetrated by a doctor for Ohio State’s wrestling team but did nothing. “If I had known, I would’ve dealt with it,” Jordan, an Urbana Republican, told Fox News host Bret Baier on Baier’s show, “Special Report with Bret Baier.” “A good...
Boy, 7, found safe after search in Clermont County lake

Boy, 7, found safe after search in Clermont County lake

A 7-year-old boy reported missing at Stonelick State Park is safe. The boy was reported missing around 5 p.m., and crews searched Stonelick Lake for him. However, it turns out the boy left with his mother, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources told our news partner, WCPO-TV in Cincinnati. A water rescue is underway for a 7-year-old boy at Stonelick State Park. Rescuers launched boats into the water...
Missing Miamisburg woman’s aunt: ‘It’s been a nightmare for our family’

Missing Miamisburg woman’s aunt: ‘It’s been a nightmare for our family’

For the first time since Miamisburg police and the FBI began a massive search for Chelsey Coe in a Sugarcreek Twp. park this week, her family spoke Thursday about what they are calling an agonizing year since Coe was reported missing about a year ago. On the last day of law enforcement’s three-day search in the Sugarcreek MetroPark for evidence of Coe’s disappearance, her aunt, Jody Eversole...
OSP searching for suspect who allegedly assaulted trooper, fled scene with juveniles in car

OSP searching for suspect who allegedly assaulted trooper, fled scene with juveniles in car

State troopers are searching for a man who is accused of assaulting an officer and fleeing the scene with two juveniles in the car during a traffic stop Thursday afternoon.  The occurred when a trooper with the Dayton post made a traffic stop on the ramp from Interstate 70 east to Interstate 75 south about 12:45 p.m., said Sgt. Chris Colbert. The motorist and the trooper were out of their respective...
Secret Service calls on schools to build threat teams, safety plans

Secret Service calls on schools to build threat teams, safety plans

The Secret Service today published a school safety guide, encouraging schools to develop “threat assessment teams” and “targeted violence prevention plans” in the wake of continued school shootings in recent years. The guide first calls for creation of threat assessment teams that should include “personnel from a variety of disciplines including teachers, guidance counselors...
Semi jackknifes on I-75 at state Route 4 in Dayton

Semi jackknifes on I-75 at state Route 4 in Dayton

The left and middle lanes have reopened. The right lane will remained closed as crew continue to cleanup and process the scene, according to an ODOT official.  The unidentified driver of the semi was transported to Grandview Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.  A semi jackknifed on northbound Interstate 75 Wednesday morning, according to the Ohio Department of Transportation...
Shoplifting suspects with child arrested after high-speed chase in Englewood

Shoplifting suspects with child arrested after high-speed chase in Englewood

Diona Murray has had her child endangering charge cleared, according to Miami Valley Jail records. She is awaiting court action for her failure to comply charge. Murray’s bail is set at $50,000. UPDATE @ 12:50 p.m.:  Englewood police pursued a 43-year-old woman, her daughter and her 7-year-old grandson during a high-speed chase into Trotwood after the woman stole items from a Walmart on...
3 in custody in connection with Springfield damaged vehicles 

3 in custody in connection with Springfield damaged vehicles 

Springfield police have three people in custody in connection with the smashing of vehicle windows. They include an adult female and two male juveniles. Police have taken many reports about windows of vehicles being smashed and shot out with a BB gun, according to police reports. Officers began their investigation Sunday morning after about 20 vehicles were reported damaged. Police took more reports...
Plush owner to residents: ‘You're not just going to take my business’

Plush owner to residents: ‘You're not just going to take my business’

Neighbors are expressing concerns over a Harrison Twp. gentleman’s club after law enforcement linked an argument that started at the business to a fatal shooting Friday.  But the owner of Plush Gentleman’s Club on Monday defended his business, saying Montgomery County deputies and neighbors have it wrong.  Nick Virk said he’s heartbroken that Adriaunna Jackson died...
No jail time for Springfield woman who helped dispose body of murder victim

No jail time for Springfield woman who helped dispose body of murder victim

Whitman was sentenced Monday afternoon to five years of community control, six months of house arrest and 500 hours of community service.  A Springfield woman who pleaded guilty in June to charges related to the disposal of a homicide victim is expected to be sentenced this afternoon.  Hannah Whitman, 35, pleaded guilty to one count of tampering with evidence, a third-degree felony...
Missing Endangered Adult Alert canceled after Portage County man found safe

Missing Endangered Adult Alert canceled after Portage County man found safe

A Missing Endangered Adult Alert has been canceled after a 79-year-old Deerfield man was found safe. A 79-year-old Portage County, Ohio, man who suffers from Alzheimer’s disease is the subject of a Missing Endangered Adult Alert. Virgil Yeager left his residence in the city of Deerfield at noon today and hasn’t returned, according to a release from the Ohio Attorney General’s Office...
Piqua man sentenced to prison for robbing fast food restaurant

Piqua man sentenced to prison for robbing fast food restaurant

A Piqua man pleaded guilty to the April 23 robbery of the Piqua Burger King and was sentenced to six years in prison Friday. Steven A. Bixler, 34, was indicted by a Miami County grand jury on one count of felony aggravated robbery with a knife. Police said a man entered the Covington Avenue business around 10 p.m., displayed a knife and left with an undisclosed amount of money. No one was injured...
Eaton home boarded up after multiple drug complaints, arrests officials say

Eaton home boarded up after multiple drug complaints, arrests officials say

A house that officers raided for drugs and arrested nine people in June was ordered to be boarded up this week as a drug nuisance property, according to a press release.  The Preble County Court of Common Pleas on July 3 issued a temporary restraining order for the home located at 610 Aukerman St. to be pad-locked and boarded up until further notice. The order came after the State of Ohio filed...
Police: Man breaks in, found with hatchet and pants down

Police: Man breaks in, found with hatchet and pants down

A woman walked into her Middletown residence Friday morning and found a man in a bed with a hatchet and his pants down, according to police. Michael Robert McClain, 39, was arrested on suspicion of aggravated burglary, felonious assault and public indecency. Officers were called to the 1300 block of Woodlawn Avenue on a report of a burglary. An investigation revealed a man entered the house and was...
Report: 5 former OSU wrestlers say Jordan aware of team doctor’s alleged sex abuse

Report: 5 former OSU wrestlers say Jordan aware of team doctor’s alleged sex abuse

Five former wrestlers, including former UFC world champion Mark Coleman, said this week that Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Urbana, was aware of but did not respond to allegations of sexual misconduct by an Ohio State University team doctor in the 1990s while the lawmaker was an assistant wrestling coach, the Wall Street Journal reported. Jordan worked at the university from 1986-94, overlapping with Dr. Richard...
Girl subject of Cincinnati-area Amber Alert found

Girl subject of Cincinnati-area Amber Alert found

A 6-year-old girl who was the subject of an Amber Alert issued Thursday has been found and is in good condition, sheriff’s deputies told our partners at WCPO-TV. The girl’s mother Ashley Hardy is in custody and turned herself in to authorites, WCPO reported. A statewide Amber Alert has been issued for a 6-year-old Hamilton County girl. Malayah Sisco was last seen with 26-year-old Ashley...
Lancaster, Ohio, man subject of endangered missing adult alert found safe

Lancaster, Ohio, man subject of endangered missing adult alert found safe

A Missing Endangered Adult Alert has been canceled after a 78-year-old Lancaster, Ohio, man was found safe. A 78-year-old Lancaster, Ohio, man who suffers from dementia is the subject of a Missing Endangered Adult Alert. Charles Minton was last seen at 8 a.m. when he left his residence and did not return. He stands 5 feet 7 inches, weighs 160 pounds and has blue eyes and brown hair. He drives a silver...
Ohio dog breeders to face new standards for care

Ohio dog breeders to face new standards for care

High-volume dog breeders in Ohio will face new standards for care, and supporters believe their signature campaign to put the issue up for statewide vote spurred the compromise. Ohio House Bill 506, introduced by Rep. Brian Hill, R-Zanesville, was amended several times before it was passed as part of a compromise between animal advocacy groups and groups representing dog breeders. The bill requires...
Man injured when fireworks exploded in car in Dayton

Man injured when fireworks exploded in car in Dayton

Fireworks triggered a car explosion Fourth of July evening that critically injured a man, who was pulled from the burning car, and caused minor injuries to several people outside. Blast reported at 6:03 p.m. in the 3300 block of Delphos Avenue Keshawn Rivers, 38, was pulled from burning vehicle, remains in critical condition at Miami Valley Hospital Police believe fireworks are to blame; Dayton Bomb...
Police: 10-month-old girl dies after being run over by vehicle in driveway

Police: 10-month-old girl dies after being run over by vehicle in driveway

A 10-month-old girl has died after a vehicle in a driveway ran over her Tuesday in Union Twp., Clermont County.  Emergency crews were dispatched around 12:40 p.m. to the 1100 block of Old SR 74 on a report that an infant had been run over in a driveway, according to a press release from the Union Township Police Department. The infant was taken by a medical helicopter to a local hospital, the...
Keep your dogs inside; Fourth of July leads to more lost pets

Keep your dogs inside; Fourth of July leads to more lost pets

Some of the stories about a pet’s reaction to the noise of Fourth of July fireworks are troubling. For some, their pets have busted through windows, and others have escaped a car or a leash to find some respite away from the multiple booms and bangs as the country celebrates its independence.  Also, more pets go missing on the Fourth of July than any other day of the year, according to...
Missing Endangered Adult Alert canceled after Englewood man found safe

Missing Endangered Adult Alert canceled after Englewood man found safe

A Missing Endangered Adult Alert has been canceled after an 83-year-old Englewood man was found safe. An 83-year-old Englewood man is the subject of a Missing Endangered Adult Alert. Richard Myers left his residence at 9 a.m. today and failed to return. He suffers from dementia and uses oxygen, and has no medications with him, according to a release from the Ohio Attorney General’s Office...
Nationwide manhunt underway for three accused of kidnapping, raping Ohio teen sisters

Nationwide manhunt underway for three accused of kidnapping, raping Ohio teen sisters

Nationwide arrest warrants have been issued for three men accused of kidnapping and raping two teenage sisters in Bowling Green, Ohio, according to police. A fourth suspect has already been arrested and is facing charges in connection with the incident, police said.  Police were notified of the incident June 28, after the victims, 13- and 14-year-old sisters were taken to a hospital, reporting...
Congressman Jim Jordan knew about sex abuse at OSU, former wrestlers say

Congressman Jim Jordan knew about sex abuse at OSU, former wrestlers say

Former athletes who wrestled for U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan when he served as an assistant coach at Ohio State now say he knew team doctor Richard Strauss sexually abused athletes but Jordan failed to report it. Jordan, R-Urbana, founder of the ultra-conservative Freedom Caucus, denies knowing anything about the allegations. Ian Fury, a spokesman for Jordan, said in a written statement that Jordan &ldquo...
Dayton woman indicted on elderly abuse charges

Dayton woman indicted on elderly abuse charges

A Dayton woman was indicted Monday for abusing a 90-year-old woman in her care, according to a press release from the Montgomery County Prosecutor’s office.  Dikki Crane, 43, was an employee at The Sanctuary at Wilmington Place in Dayton nursing home when the alleged abuse took place, the report said.  On April 21, Crane instructed the 90‐year‐old female victim to get out...
Springfield woman arrested on child endangering, multiple charges

Springfield woman arrested on child endangering, multiple charges

A Springfield woman was arrested Saturday and charged with multiple crimes, including child endangering, carrying a concealed weapon and drug possession.  Just before 9 p.m. officers were dispatched to Warder and Howard streets after neighbors observed a 3-year-old boy running around the area and in the streets without adult supervision, according to a court document. Neighbors told the officers...
Springfield man arrested after threatening man with gun,  using ethnic slur

Springfield man arrested after threatening man with gun,  using ethnic slur

A Springfield man was arrested for allegedly threatening a man with a gun and using an ethnic slur on June 27. About 7:15 p.m. James Arthur Campbell Jr. was outside of his home “causing a scene” while a man who was visiting relatives at a home nearby parked his car, according to a document filed in the Clark County Municipal Court.  The man told police Campbell routinely causes problems...
Analysts doubt tariffs will level playing field for US steel companies

Analysts doubt tariffs will level playing field for US steel companies

The new tariffs imposed on steel imports from Canada, Mexico and the European Union will boost hiring by the nation’s steel producers, but analysts doubt that the duties will dramatically revive an industry that once dominated the world. Steel executives Roger Newport of AK Steel in Middletown and Tim Timken at Timken Steel in Canton have told financial analysts President Donald Trump&rsquo...
Man arrested for allegedly performing sex act in school parking lot

Man arrested for allegedly performing sex act in school parking lot

A 33-year-old man was arrested early Monday morning for allegedly performing a sex act on himself in the Immaculate Conception School parking lot.  Dayton police officers were dispatched to the 2200 block of Smithville Road just after midnight and they found Jeffery Charles Lowery standing in the school lot performing the sex act, according to a report.  Lowery was arrested, charged with...
Some Ohio Democrats on ballot this year for Congress say Pelosi must go

Some Ohio Democrats on ballot this year for Congress say Pelosi must go

As Democrats gear up for what they hope is a fruitful midterm election season for their party, they’re also dealing with a one-two punch of turbulence within their own ranks. First, Democratic New York Rep. Joe Crowley, a well–liked establishment Democrat in a leadership position, suffered a shocking primary loss to newcomer Alexandria Ocasio–Cortez last Tuesday. Meanwhile, some...
Ohio governor race: DeWine says he wants to make these changes to Ohio’s early childhood programs

Ohio governor race: DeWine says he wants to make these changes to Ohio’s early childhood programs

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine wants to increase investments in early childhood development and education across the state, saying his proposed policy changes could give 20,000 additional Ohio children access to publicly funded early childhood programs. In a meeting with child care experts in Dayton on Friday, the Republican gubernatorial candidate heard policy suggestions and talked about his...
UD installs thousands of solar panels at old NCR HQ

UD installs thousands of solar panels at old NCR HQ

The old NCR headquarters, now the University of Dayton’s Curran Place, is the site of UD’s newest and biggest solar project. Crews are putting in thousands of solar panels to catch the sun and turn it into electricity -- enough to provide up to 10 percent of the building’s power needs. “I’m really excited the university decided to embrace clean energy,” student...
Springfield chef’s sister in Maryland office building during mass shooting

Springfield chef’s sister in Maryland office building during mass shooting

The chef and owner of Seasons Bistro and Grille in Springfield had no idea just how close his family came to a mass shooting in Annapolis. Doug McGregor said he had just returned from shopping for the restaurant at 28 S. Limestone St. when he received a group text from his sister saying that everything was OK, that she and her husband were fine. “I didn’t know what she was talking about...
Ohio House votes to require drivers to move over for trash trucks

Ohio House votes to require drivers to move over for trash trucks

A measure to require drivers to “move over” when passing trash trucks with flashing lights was approved by the Ohio House on Wednesday on a 84-0 vote. The move over requirement currently applies for public safety vehicles. The bill would require drivers to proceed with caution and change to a lane away from a waste collection vehicle if traveling on a roadway with multiple lanes in the...
Ohio lawmakers vote to end fees charged for credit freezes

Ohio lawmakers vote to end fees charged for credit freezes

Credit reporting agencies would be blocked from charging consumers fees for placing a freeze on their credit reports, under a bill that passed the Ohio House on Wednesday. Lawmakers voted 82-2 in favor of the bill, sponsored by state Rep. Mike Henne, R-Clayton. Related: Ohio lawmakers want to ban freeze fees charged by credit agencies The agencies, such as Equifax, Transunion and Experian, would be...
Cincinnati Children’s jumps to No. 2 spot in nation, is first in Ohio

Cincinnati Children’s jumps to No. 2 spot in nation, is first in Ohio

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center ranks second in the nation and first in Ohio. For the last seven years, the hospital — which also operates the Cincinnati Children’s Liberty Campus in Liberty Twp. in Butler County — ranked third in the nation among all Honor Roll hospitals in U.S. News and World Report’s Best Children’s Hospitals ranking. “This...
ODH issues statewide community outbreak of hepatitis A

ODH issues statewide community outbreak of hepatitis A

The Ohio Department of Health declared a statewide community outbreak of hepatitis A Friday evening, with 79 hepatitis A cases associated with the outbreak so far this year. As of June 1, there were 11 cases of hepatitis A in Montgomery County. In 2017 there was one case, and none were reported in 2016, Public Health - Dayton & Montgomery County reported. Hepatitis A is a vaccine-preventable liver...
Perales GOP opponent indicted for extortion and coercion

Perales GOP opponent indicted for extortion and coercion

Former Republican statehouse candidate Jocelyn Smith, 36, of Fairborn, was indicted on felony and misdemeanor counts related to alleged threats she made during her campaign against State Rep. Rick Perales, R-Beavercreek, during this year’s GOP primary, according to Greene County Common Pleas Court records. Smith faces a third-degree felony count of extortion and a second-degree misdemeanor count...
Cincinnati Zoo says farewell to last white tiger, Popsy

Cincinnati Zoo says farewell to last white tiger, Popsy

Popsy, the last white tiger at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, was euthanized Thursday due to age-related health issues. The zoo announced the death of the 22-year-old “Queen of Cat Canyon” on its website and social media. Popsy was the oldest tiger of her kind in any accredited North American zoo. The rare white tiger is not an albino, rather, the striking white coat...
Ohio Democratic voters surged for primary, Husted reports

Ohio Democratic voters surged for primary, Husted reports

Democratic Party voters more than doubled Republicans in party-switching and overall voter affiliation growth for Ohio’s 2018 primaries. Republican Secretary of State Jon Husted released voter data Thursday tracking changes for the May primary. RELATED: Trump may factor into Ohio governor’s race In 2016, Republicans had outgained Democrats in party-switchers and new voters in a presidential...
Young Reds pitcher Mahle tough on hitters, tougher on himself

Young Reds pitcher Mahle tough on hitters, tougher on himself

One of the biggest reasons Cincinnati Reds pitcher Tyler Mahle has been doing so well lately might be that he doesn’t think he has been doing all that well. The 23-year-old right-hander offered a harsh assessment of his latest outing, when all he did was hold the Detroit Tigers to two runs through six innings with eight strikeouts to pick up his third win in his last three decisions. &ldquo...
Wright State trustees fire former provost who was on paid leave for 3 years

Wright State trustees fire former provost who was on paid leave for 3 years

Wright State University’s board of trustees voted to fire its former provost who has been on paid leave in a faculty position for more than three years. Six of the board’s nine members voted this evening to fire Sundaram Narayanan effective June 30. Three board members were absent from the closed-door meeting Wednesday when trustees met with Narayanan and his attorney Ted Copetas. &ldquo...
5,000 pigs die in massive Ohio barn fire

5,000 pigs die in massive Ohio barn fire

Firefighters from five counties, including Greene County, battled a massive barn fire Tuesday at a hog farm in southwest Fayette County that killed approximately 5,000 pigs. The fire was reported just after 1 p.m. at the Straathoff Swine Farm, 7111 Old Route 35SE in Wayne Twp. The fire spread quickly through the facility, causing intense heat and extremely heavy smoke, according to the Fayette County...
Former Allen County sheriff indicted on several charges

Former Allen County sheriff indicted on several charges

A former Ohio Sheriff has been accused of taking bribes from drug dealers, and tipping them off to raids. Former Allen County Sheriff Sam Crish faces a six-count indictment following a 21-month investigation by the Cleveland Office of the FBI. Crish is accused of asking for and accepting bribes from drug dealers, along with allegedly tipping them off. Investigators say Crish would also make promises...
New Miss Ohio crowned after third time in competition 

New Miss Ohio crowned after third time in competition 

Miss Maple City Matti-Lynn Chrisman of Cambridge was crowned this year's Miss Ohio Saturday, earning her spot to compete in the Miss America pageant in September.  The 22- year-old captured the crown on her third time competing at Miss Ohio. Chrisman also competed three times as a teenager in the Miss Ohio's Outstanding Teen program.  “I felt so at peace all week,” Chrisman said...
Piqua woman indicted for arson is mentally incompetent, judge rules

Piqua woman indicted for arson is mentally incompetent, judge rules

A Miami County judge ruled Wednesday that a Piqua woman indicted for aggravated arson in a 2016 fire that destroyed her house is mentally incompetent and ordered her commitment to the Northwest Ohio Psychiatric Hospital. Katharine Wells, 57, was accused of knowingly creating a risk of serious physical harm by setting fire to the house on Janet Drive on Aug. 23, 2016. Piqua police reports said Wells...
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