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Brett Kavanaugh hearing to go on as planned Monday, Sen. Judiciary chair Chuck Grassley orders

Brett Kavanaugh hearing to go on as planned Monday, Sen. Judiciary chair Chuck Grassley orders

The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Sen. Chuck Grassley, said Wednesday the committee will hold a hearing Monday as planned on allegations of sexual assault against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, despite requests from the accuser’s attorney and Democrats for a thorough federal investigation first. >> Read more trending news  “Dr. Ford’s testimony would...
Dayton Dragons make history, amass 11 million fans all-time 

Dayton Dragons make history, amass 11 million fans all-time 

The Dayton Dragons made history this season, selling out over 1,300 consecutive games, led their class in attendance and eclipsed 11 million fans all-time at Fifth-Third Field. The Dragons' streak of 1,316 consecutive sellouts, which began in 2000, is the longest in professional sports history, according to a press release.  With a total of 550,725 fans, the Dragons led Class-A attendance, while...
Serious vehicle accident reported in Bethel Twp., Miami County

Serious vehicle accident reported in Bethel Twp., Miami County

Law enforcement and medic units are on the scene of a serious vehicle accident on South Palmer and Bellefontaine roads in Bethel Twp., Miami County. The accident was reported just after 6:30 p.m. and involved the extrication of at least one victim.  We have a crew on the way. We will update this developing report as information becomes available.
Home security camera leads to arrest of Springfield man in Bellbrook

Home security camera leads to arrest of Springfield man in Bellbrook

A man was going door-to-door on Tuesday hoping to trim people’s trees. The problem is, police said the man was breaking two laws. Bellbrook police were called to Upper Hillside Drive by a homeowner whose doorbell camera recorded a man knocking on his door. After watching the video on his phone, the resident said he got a funny feeling and called police, Lt. Steve Carmin said. Police came out...
Teacher placed on leave after using toddler to steal prizes from game machine

Teacher placed on leave after using toddler to steal prizes from game machine

The man who police say used a toddler to steal game prizes from a machine at a New Hampshire mall could be facing several charges, including endangerment of a child. Police in Salem, New Hampshire, have identified the suspect as 34-year-old Anthony Helinski, of Lawrence. After numerous tips led police to identify Helinski and an arrest warrant was sought Wednesday, he immediately turned himself in...
Dayton man arrested for possessing marijuana, other suspected narcotics during routine traffic stop

Dayton man arrested for possessing marijuana, other suspected narcotics during routine traffic stop

A 27-year-old man was arrested for possession of marijuana, among other suspected narcotics, Tuesday evening during a routine traffic stop near Salem Avenue. An officer pulled over Isaiah Thomas after noticing the white Pontiac Bonneville he was driving had dark window tint and no front license plate, according to a Dayton police report.  While Thomas was searching for his driver's license, the...
Detectives compare notes on rash of break-ins in Dayton, Harrison Twp.

Detectives compare notes on rash of break-ins in Dayton, Harrison Twp.

Detectives from the area’s two largest police agencies are comparing notes on a rash of business break-ins that began over the weekend. Some of the crime spree, which led to extensive damages at restaurants and retail stores, was captured on surveillance video. Church’s Chicken near Hoover and Gettysburg avenues was among the businesses targeted. Its drive-through window was smashed Saturday...
Man buried gun outside courthouse before hearing, caught on camera and arrested, police say

Man buried gun outside courthouse before hearing, caught on camera and arrested, police say

A metro Atlanta man knew he wouldn’t get through metal detectors at the Forsyth County courthouse with a loaded gun, authorities said. His solution? Bury the gun outside and return for it later. >> Read more trending news  Deputies watched on court surveillance footage as 23-year-old Sheldon Oliver dug up some gravel outside the courthouse in Cumming and buried a Louis Vuitton bag...
How people are reacting to the debate

How people are reacting to the debate

Here’s a look at how people are reacting on social media to the governor debate at the University of Dayton:
LeBron James and Black Panther director working on ‘Space Jam 2’

LeBron James and Black Panther director working on ‘Space Jam 2’

LeBron James and Ryan Coogler, the director of blockbuster “Black Panther,” are reportedly collaborating to create a second movie in the “Space Jam” franchise. James' production company, SpringHill Entertainment, tweeted Wednesday that Coogler will produce the sequel to the 1996 movie that featured Michael Jordan alongside Warner Bros.' animated characters. “The...
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...
Alligator eludes authorities in southern New Jersey

Alligator eludes authorities in southern New Jersey

There’s an alligator on the loose in southern New Jersey, and police have come up empty trying to find the elusive reptile, NJ.com reported.  >> Read more trending news  Police in Mullica Township said the alligator, which measures between 3 and 4 feet in length, was first spotted Tuesday. Officers and members of the Division of Fish and Wildlife searched the area...
Teen accused of killing pregnant woman, fetus pleads not guilty in Dayton burglary

Teen accused of killing pregnant woman, fetus pleads not guilty in Dayton burglary

A 17-year-old male accused of killing a pregnant woman and her fetus pleaded not guilty to a residential burglary in Dayton. Brandon Leigh was arraigned in the Montgomery County Common Pleas Court Tuesday for the Jan. 20 burglary of a Della Drive home. Leigh previously pleaded not guilty to murder charges in the deaths of 22-year-old Keyona Deshawn Murray and her fetus. The shooting took place on...
4 injured, gunman killed in shooting at Wisconsin software company

4 injured, gunman killed in shooting at Wisconsin software company

Police in Middleton, Wisconsin, are investigating a shooting Wednesday morning that injured four people, three seriously, at an office building outside Madison that houses a software company, according to multiple news reports. The shooter, who was has not been identified, was shot and killed by police when they responded to the scene at WTS Paradigm just before 10:30 a.m., a Middleton city official ...
Outside judge assigned to OVI case of Miami County sheriff’s wife

Outside judge assigned to OVI case of Miami County sheriff’s wife

An outside judge is now assigned to hear the case of the Miami County sheriff’s wife, who is accused of drunken driving. Sheri Duchak, 52, the wife of Sheriff Dave Duchak, pleaded not guilty earlier this month to charges of operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol and operating a vehicle with a blood-alcohol content greater than .236 that were filed in Miami County Municipal Court...
Teen arrested, another sought in killing of Atlanta grandmother, charity worker

Teen arrested, another sought in killing of Atlanta grandmother, charity worker

Police have arrested one teenager and are searching for another in connection with the death of an Atlanta grandmother shot and killed while driving home from her job at a center for homeless mothers. >> Read more trending news  Adarius Jones, 18, was arrested Wednesday and faces murder charges in the Aug. 12 shooting of Beverly Jenkins, Atlanta police said. A second suspect, 18-year-old...
3 young cancer patients sworn in as police officers for day 

3 young cancer patients sworn in as police officers for day 

Three young cancer patients from New York were sworn in as police officers for a day in a surprise ceremony Wednesday, Newsday reported. >> Read more trending news  Jesse Pallas, 11, Sean Hughes, 10, and Zachary Cote, 9, have been undergoing cancer treatments. They met at an event for families dealing with childhood cancer and became friends and shared a desire to become police officers...
Some Maine lobsters getting 'baked' before boiling

Some Maine lobsters getting 'baked' before boiling

Some lobsters in Maine are getting baked before getting boiled.  A restaurant in Downeast, Maine says it's getting lobsters high before killing them -- because it's more humane.  According to the Mount Desert Islander, Charlotte Gill, owner of Charlotte’s Legendary Lobster Pound, is trying a humane way of executing lobsters. The lobsters are placed in a box with some water and then...
Dayton Mall-area theater sells for $10.6 million

Dayton Mall-area theater sells for $10.6 million

Cinemark theater property near the Dayton Mall has sold for nearly $11 million, property records show. A foreign limited liability company, Terraza 8 LLC, bought the Cinemark Dayton South property at 195 Mall Woods Drive for $10.6 million from Dayton Theater LLC, Montgomery County property records show. Terraza was incorporated by lawyers in Columbus in 2012, according to state business filings. MORE...
Touchdown 7 Football forecast: Week 5

Touchdown 7 Football forecast: Week 5

Halfway through the Touchdown 7 Football season, Sports Director Mike Hartsock said he is hoping for nice weather this week. The weather for Thursday games will be dry, but Storm Center 7 Meteorologist McCall Vrydaghs said Friday night games will be in jeopardy of storms. The Arby’s Touchdown 7 Football Game of the Week is Carroll at Chaminade-Julienne in Dayton.
Man shot in Dayton tells worker at Harrison Twp. gas station, ‘I love my kids’

Man shot in Dayton tells worker at Harrison Twp. gas station, ‘I love my kids’

Police are continuing their investigation of a shooting at a Dayton business Wednesday afternoon that sent one victim to a hospital. A male, believed to be in his 20s, was shot at coin laundry in Dayton   Police found him in a car minutes later, at a Sunoco station in Harrison Twp. Victim “fell in through door...said ‘I love my kids,’ ” Sunoco worker says ...
Online scammers stole $350,000 from wife of Florida Gov. Rick Scott

Online scammers stole $350,000 from wife of Florida Gov. Rick Scott

Online scammers attacked the personal email account of the wife of Florida Gov. Rick Scott on two occasions and robbed her of $350,000, the Tampa Bay Times reported Wednesday. >> Read more trending news  The email account of Ann Scott was hacked in 2012 and 2014 and both incidents were connected to Broward and Miami-Dade counties, the newspaper reported. The investigations included...
Delta raises checked baggage fees

Delta raises checked baggage fees

Delta Air Lines is increasing the fee to check bags, matching moves by some other carriers. Delta now charges $30 for a first checked bag and $40 for a second checked bag. That’s up $5 from the previous fees of $25 for a first checked bag and $35 for a second checked bag. United Airlines and JetBlue Airways have put in place similar baggage fee increases. By midday, American...
Millions of US teens are vaping marijuana; FDA launches crackdown amid ‘epidemic’

Millions of US teens are vaping marijuana; FDA launches crackdown amid ‘epidemic’

A new report from the Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revealed that more than 2 million American teens have used an e-cigarette to vape marijuana >> Read more trending news  The new data, based on a representative sample of middle and high school students questioned in the 2016 National Youth Tobacco Survey, showed 8.9 percent of the 20,000 students...
Investigative files on Jacob Wetterling abduction, murder to be made public Thursday

Investigative files on Jacob Wetterling abduction, murder to be made public Thursday

The investigative files on an infamous 1989 child abduction and murder in Minnesota are set to be made public Thursday, two years after the case was finally solved. Jacob Wetterling, 11, of St. Joseph, vanished the evening of Oct. 22, 1989, as he rode home on his bike with his younger brother, Trevor, and his best friend. The three boys had gone to a nearby convenience store to rent videos and...
What to know about the amusement store moving into Beavercreek’s Sears

What to know about the amusement store moving into Beavercreek’s Sears

Round1 Entertainment will open on the lower level of the Sears store at the Mall at Fairfield Commons in late 2019, offering dining, bowling, arcade games, billiards, karaoke, ping pong, darts and a play land for children. »RELATED: 5 industries Amazon is shaking up Experience-based retail is becoming a major focus for malls as consumers want places where they can eat, shop and play all in one...
‘Skeeter syndrome’ can cause allergic reaction in children

‘Skeeter syndrome’ can cause allergic reaction in children

Mosquitoes not only are annoying, but they also can make you sick.  >> Read more trending news  “Skeeter syndrome” is not just a clever name. It’s a description for an allergic reaction to proteins in mosquito saliva that can cause problems, particularly for children, Health Magazine reported. That red and itchy swelling that can be painful is sometimes...
What to know about the deadly Eastern equine encephalitis virus found in Atlanta

What to know about the deadly Eastern equine encephalitis virus found in Atlanta

The DeKalb County health department in metro Atlanta recently announced that a mosquito in the area tested positive for the deadly Eastern equine encephalitis virus. >> Read more trending news  “It’s a very serious illness if it is to infect a person,” Ryan Cira, the environmental health director for the DeKalb Board of Health, told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, though...
Dayton City Paper shutting down, writers say

Dayton City Paper shutting down, writers say

A Dayton newspaper that covered arts and entertainment in the Miami Valley did not publish its print edition on its regularly scheduled day this week. Several sources told us the publication was ceasing operations. TT Stern-Enzi, the Dayton City Paper’s longtime film critic, said the independent tabloid publisher Paul Noah told him of the decision this morning, Sept. 19.   “He...
Cleanup of former Salem Mall site could begin in November

Cleanup of former Salem Mall site could begin in November

Cleanup of the former Salem Mall property and preparations for future development, which could bring over 1,000 jobs to the site, could begin as soon as November, according to one of the city’s economy and business groups. “It’s going take a little longer, but the results will be better,” said Fred Burkhardt, executive director for the Trotwood Community Improvement Corporation...
Cause of fire that killed Huber Heights family of 3 ‘undetermined’

Cause of fire that killed Huber Heights family of 3 ‘undetermined’

The official cause of a Huber Heights apartment fire where three family members were found dead Sept. 12 has been ruled undetermined, but officials believe they know the source.  “(The investigation) is giving us every indication of a kitchen fire, but the official cause will be undetermined,” said Huber Heights Fire Department Administrative Battalion Chief Keith Knisley.  According...
Houston Texans players rip superintendent for ‘you can’t count on a black quarterback’ post 

Houston Texans players rip superintendent for ‘you can’t count on a black quarterback’ post 

Houston Texans football coach Bill O’Brien and several players criticized a Facebook post made by a Texas school superintendent after the team’s 27-20 loss to the Tennessee Titans on Sunday, that read in part, “you can’t count on a black quarterback,” the Houston Chronicle reported Wednesday. >> Read more trending news  Lynn Redden, the superintendent...
2019 Super Bowl: Is Maroon 5 the halftime performer?

2019 Super Bowl: Is Maroon 5 the halftime performer?

If the rumors prove true, Maroon 5 will take the stage at halftime at the 2019 Super Bowl. >> Read more trending news  NFL sources haven’t confirmed the news reported by Variety that the Adam Levine-fronted outfit will play Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta on Feb. 3, 2019. In a statement, the NFL said it continues to work with sponsor Pepsi on halftime plans but there were no...
Volunteer officer rescues dog that owner left tied to back of a semi

Volunteer officer rescues dog that owner left tied to back of a semi

A Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office volunteer officer rescued a dog that was tied to the back of a semi truck in Arizona. The officer was leaving a parking lot after a quick break to assist a deputy, when he came across a tractor-trailer pulling out of a gas station parking lot with a dog attached to the trailer bumper. He quickly activated his lights and siren to alert the driver who stopped...
‘He’s gonna kill me’: Missing woman’s last texts have family, friends worried

‘He’s gonna kill me’: Missing woman’s last texts have family, friends worried

A Wisconsin woman who vanished after moving to Colorado with her boyfriend remains missing, and her family and friends are worried that her final text messages indicate she’s met with foul play. Erin Vandewiele, 40, of Menomonie, was last heard from July 23, less than a month after she arrived in Denver. Her boyfriend, Joseph Scott Mayer, 41, has since been arrested on outstanding warrants and...
Opioid crisis: $71.5M in federal funds coming to Ohio

Opioid crisis: $71.5M in federal funds coming to Ohio

Ohio will receive $71.5 million over the next two years to combat the opioid epidemic as part of an ongoing federal grant program designed to increase drug treatment access and reduce opioid-related deaths. Nationwide, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has committed another $1 billion in grants to helping states carryout their opioid epidemic strategies, the department announced Wednesday...
Sugar content of most yogurts above recommended limits, study says

Sugar content of most yogurts above recommended limits, study says

Yogurt has long been touted as a healthy alternative to candy or other sweets.  Studies have found yogurt is a good source of probiotics, protein, calcium, iodine and vitamin B. >> Read more trending news  A new study in BMJ (formerly the British Medical Journal), however, has determined most supermarket yogurt is not as healthy as people think, because of its sugar content. ...
Police: Mother allegedly distracted by cellphone crashes truck, boy ejected

Police: Mother allegedly distracted by cellphone crashes truck, boy ejected

A rollover crash on a California highway Tuesday that led to a child being ejected and suffering major injuries could have been prevented, officials said. >> Read more trending news  On its Facebook page, the California Highway Patrol office in Santa Cruz posted a photo from the accident, which shows a large debris field along the median. CHP said that a distracted driver crashed into the...
Wisconsin man accused of biting girl, 3, on chin

Wisconsin man accused of biting girl, 3, on chin

A Wisconsin man has been accused of physically abusing a 3-year-old by biting her on the chin, the Journal Times of Racine reported. >> Read more trending news  Timothy H. Monroe, 19, of Racine, is charged with felony counts of physical abuse of a child, intentionally causing bodily harm, false imprisonment and misdemeanor battery. In addition to the allegation that he bit the child...
Kavanaugh accusations echo the showdown between Anita Hill and Clarence Thomas

Kavanaugh accusations echo the showdown between Anita Hill and Clarence Thomas

It is uncertain on Wednesday if a face-off between Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and a woman who has accused him of sexual assault when the two were teenagers will take place early next week. If it does happen, it won’t be the first time a nominee to the Supreme Court will hear a woman say publicly that he acted inappropriately. Professor Christine Blasey Ford has accused Kavanaugh of...
Calif. surgeon who appeared on reality dating show accused of drugging, sexually assaulting women

Calif. surgeon who appeared on reality dating show accused of drugging, sexually assaulting women

A California surgeon who appeared on a reality TV show and a woman are accused of drugging and sexually assaulting at least two women. Authorities said Grant W. Robicheaux, 38, and Cerissa Laura Riley, 31, were taken into custody Sept. 12 on multiple charges, including “rape by use of drugs.” Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas said in a news conference that the investigation...
The stage is set: UD ready for first gubernatorial debate tonight

The stage is set: UD ready for first gubernatorial debate tonight

After years of discussions and weeks of work, now it comes down to just a few hours: The University of Dayton will host the first 2018 Ohio gubernatorial debate tonight at Daniel J. Curran Place. Eric Spina, UD president, sounded a confident note this morning, saying the university community is ready. “For many years, we have been letting folks know that we would love to host an important debate...
Dramatic video: Georgia man kills 2 deputies, returns with assault rifle

Dramatic video: Georgia man kills 2 deputies, returns with assault rifle

A harrowing video of a homeowner shooting and killing two Peach County deputies was just one piece of evidence that could have led to a murder conviction. But the video, recently released by the District Attorney’s Office, was never shown to a jury.  >> Read more trending news  Ralph Stanley Elrod Jr. instead pleaded guilty, sparing his life, though his sentence means he will...
Lakota teacher, transgender advocate fights firing

Lakota teacher, transgender advocate fights firing

A Lakota Schools teacher suspended and scheduled for possible firing is suing the Butler County school system in federal court for allegedly targeting her after she publicly argued for expanded rights for transgender students. The Journal-News was the first to report earlier this month that Emilly Osterling, a special needs teacher who worked at Liberty Junior School, was suspended without pay by...
Study: College students don't know where to buy stamps to mail in absentee ballots 

Study: College students don't know where to buy stamps to mail in absentee ballots 

Give me liberty, unless I cannot find stamps. >> Read more trending news  A focus group in Virginia discovered that many college students who obtained absentee ballots to vote did not send them back because they did not know where to buy a stamp, WTOP reported. “One thing that came up, which I had heard from my own kids but I thought they were just nerdy, was that the students...
2 bar fights reported in Middletown

2 bar fights reported in Middletown

A beer bottle, wooden baton and knife were used as weapons in two bar fights over the weekend in Middletown. MORE: Middletown woman dies in two-vehicle crash On Saturday night, Middletown police responded to the Toddle Inn on Cincinnati-Dayton Road, where a man said he got into an altercation while playing pool, according to a police report. The fight spilled out into the parking lot, and the man...
Officials: 4 injured, suspect in custody after active shooter report in Wisconsin

Officials: 4 injured, suspect in custody after active shooter report in Wisconsin

Officials confirmed at least four people were injured and a suspect was taken into custody after reports of an active shooter at a Middleton, Wisconsin office building.  None of the four injuries are fatal, according to officials.  Multiple law enforcement agencies have responded to reports of an active shooter at an office building near Madison, Wisconsin, according to local media reports...
TONIGHT: See plans for roundabout at Hamilton’s Five Points intersection

TONIGHT: See plans for roundabout at Hamilton’s Five Points intersection

Tonight is your opportunity to see the plans for a new roundabout at Hamilton Mason Road/Tylersville Road/Grand Boulevard/Hancock Avenue/Tuley Road, known locally as the Five Points intersection. The Butler County Engineer’s Office and the city of Hamilton will hold a public open house from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. today, Sept. 19, at Crawford Woods Elementary, 2200 Hensley Ave. in Hamilton to...
Company building mega sports facility in Hamilton makes list of fastest-growing firms

Company building mega sports facility in Hamilton makes list of fastest-growing firms

Spooky Nook Sports, the company located near Lancaster, Pa., with North America’s largest indoor sports facility, has been ranked among the Top 50 Fastest Growing Companies in Central Pennsylvania. The company plans a complex of similar size in Hamilton, at the former Champion Paper mill on North B Street and along the Great Miami River’s western shore. Hamilton City Council is expected...
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...
Northrop Grumman growing operation near Wright-Patt

Northrop Grumman growing operation near Wright-Patt

A Beavercreek Northrop Grumman manufacturing plant has added 55 employees in the past year — and it’s still hiring. The defense contractor is not new to Beavercreek. Nearly six years ago, the company consolidated employees from three locations into a 99,246-square-foot facility on Colonel Glenn Highway. Northrop Grumman moved nearly 350 employees to the site from facilities in Fairborn...
1-year-old girl dies after being accidentally run over by mother, police say

1-year-old girl dies after being accidentally run over by mother, police say

A 1-year-old girl died Tuesday after she was run over by her mother in what police are calling a “tragic accident,” according to multiple reports. Louisville Metro police were called around 5:15 p.m. to respond to a report of a child struck by a vehicle at a home on the 6100 block of Ashby Lane, WHAS reported. Authorities determined that a woman left her two young children, one 18...
Dayton superintendent: ‘We are not an ‘F’ school district’

Dayton superintendent: ‘We are not an ‘F’ school district’

In a big change from a year ago , multiple members of Dayton Public School’s leadership today attended the City of Learners annual update. Their presence and expression of support of Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley’s key initiative was touted as evidence that the city and school are working together to improve student achievement and the learning environment in the city. MORE: How did your district...
Trump casts doubt on Kavanaugh accuser: 'Very hard for me to imagine anything happened'

Trump casts doubt on Kavanaugh accuser: 'Very hard for me to imagine anything happened'

President Donald Trump told reporters Wednesday that it’s “very hard … to imagine anything happened” between Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and a woman who claims the judge attempted to rape her when they were both teenagers in the 1980s. Kavanaugh and his accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, have been invited to testify Monday in a public hearing by the Senate Judiciary...
Vandals slash Christmas decorations put up for Ohio boy with inoperable cancer

Vandals slash Christmas decorations put up for Ohio boy with inoperable cancer

An Ohio community put up Christmas decorations for a 2-year-old boy suffering from inoperable brain cancer because he probably won’t live to see the holidays. >> Read more trending news  But vandals have been slashing some of the decorations, and the residents of Colerain Township are not happy about it, WLWT reported. "They're gonna brag to the wrong person. Somebody's...
Hamilton Schools breaks down security tax

Hamilton Schools breaks down security tax

The turnout was small for Hamilton Schools’ latest town hall meeting on its proposed security tax hike, but district officials said they weren’t discouraged and will continue to push their campaign message. The Tuesday evening public meeting at the First Baptist Church in Hamilton drew about a half dozen residents who were outnumbered by school officials. But Hamilton Board of Education...
Victim identified in deadly Springfield fire

Victim identified in deadly Springfield fire

The Clark County Coroner has officially identified the victim of the fire on Dover Road last month as 68-year-old Andrew Asebrook. Officials suspected after the fire that the victim could’ve been the homeowner, but couldn’t say definitely.  The fire started around 2 a.m. Aug. 30. When crews arrived, the house was already 50 percent involved.  Officials said at the time that a...
Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

COMMON PLEAS COURT NEW SUITS 18-CV-0461 - Wells Fargo Bank, NA, v. Helen L. Howard, 801 Oak St., et al., complaint in foreclosure for $28,489. 18-CV-0462 - Gary Vall, Middleburg Heights, v. Werner Enterprises, Inc., Omaha, Neb., and Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation, Columbus, notice of appeal. 18-CV-0464 - The Bank of New York Mellon fka The Bank of New York, as Trustee, v. Carla N. Berrien...
Tippecanoe HS lockdown lifted after false alarm

Tippecanoe HS lockdown lifted after false alarm

The brief lockdown at Tippecanoe High School has been lifted following a false alarm at the school, according to dispatch records and school officials. “There is no emergency at the high school,” said Liz Robbins, communications coordinator for the district. The lockdown had been reported around 10:50 a.m.
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...
New furniture store replacing area Sears: What you need to know

New furniture store replacing area Sears: What you need to know

The Room Place will open at the Mall at Fairfield Commons in late 2019, replacing part of the long-time Beavercreak Sears store. The family-owned retailer will open on the top floor of Sears, which is expected to close in early December. Along with furniture, the store sells accents like rugs, lamps, mirrors, wall decor and throw pillows. “When an outstanding furniture retailer with a venerable...
She's the mayor, a great-grandma, and now a gator hunter

She's the mayor, a great-grandma, and now a gator hunter

When it comes to public safety, don’t mess with Nana. Especially when she is the mayor. >> Read more trending news  Judy B. Cochran, a gun-totin’ grandma who recently was elected mayor of Livingston, Texas, killed a 12-foot, 580-pound alligator Monday with one shot at her ranch along the Trinity River in nearby Goodrich, KTRK reported. Handlers caught what they termed...
DLM Bakery just unveiled a brand new brownie that has everything going for it, literally

DLM Bakery just unveiled a brand new brownie that has everything going for it, literally

Dorothy Lane Market is at it again. The ooey gooey, moist and rich brownies that just cannot be turned down have a new member of their family. DLM just announced their newest brownie variation, Kitchen Sink Brownie Bites.  They’re dangerously snackable, with “colorful sprinkles, M&M's and mini chocolate chips, all mixed into layers of a traditional brownie and a blonde brownie&rdquo...
5 things you need to know about celebrating Oktoberfest

5 things you need to know about celebrating Oktoberfest

You don’t have to travel to Munich to celebrate Oktoberfest with a couple steins of beers and pork knuckles. More than six million partiers travel to Munich for Oktoberfest, but only about 2 percent of the crowd usually comes from the United States, according to WalletHub estimates. It makes sense — the trip would cost an average of $5,000 for Americans. » UNMATCHED COVERAGE: For...
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...
Clark County Municipal Court cases

Clark County Municipal Court cases

CASES CALLED MONDAY INCLUDED: Bashir S. Arabeto, 35, of Columbus, obstructing official business amended to disorderly conduct, guilty, 30 days jail, credit for time served, pay fine and costs by Oct. 22, fined $250; burglary, dismissed - prosecutor request. Jalen R. Burks, 24, of 2211 Superior Ave., receiving stolen property, carrying concealed weapon, dismissed - indicted by the grand jury; possession...
Scooter rider left clinging to hood of car in alleged road rage incident

Scooter rider left clinging to hood of car in alleged road rage incident

A Massachusetts woman who thought the scooter she was stuck driving behind should have been in the bike lane is now facing charges. >> Read more trending news  The road rage incident happened around 4 p.m. Tuesday in Everett. Video captured by a bystander shows one of the scooter riders on the hood of the woman's car after the driver hit the scooter. The scooter passenger held on to avoid...
PlayStation Classic: Sony to release throwback console in December

PlayStation Classic: Sony to release throwback console in December

Sony is going retro. Officials with Sony Computer Entertainment announced Wednesday that the company plans to release a miniaturized version of its original PlayStation console later this year. The console, dubbed the PlayStation Classic, will include a pair of controllers. Officials said it will be about 45 percent smaller than the original version of the system, which was first released in the U...
Florida neighbors can't bear the sight of nude gardener

Florida neighbors can't bear the sight of nude gardener

Adam and Eve may have been naked in the Garden of Eden, but neighbors in a South Florida city are not happy about a nude gardener in their paradise. >> Read more trending news  Residents in a north Stuart neighborhood called the Martin County Sheriff’s Office to complain about a man who does yard work and walks around his property in the buff, but deputies said there is nothing they...
Activists want Talawanda school board meetings recorded, posted online

Activists want Talawanda school board meetings recorded, posted online

Talawanda school board members were urged during a recent meeting to revisit a recommendation to videotape all meetings for posting online. Prue Dana, of the Oxford League of Women Voters, read a letter during the public participation portion of Monday’s school board meeting in response to a vote two months ago to not pursue videotaping of meetings.  Dana said the League of Women Voters...
Man accused of dealing drugs in front of police, 2 arrested

Man accused of dealing drugs in front of police, 2 arrested

Two men are facing charges after police said they made a drug transaction in full view of a marked police car at a Kentucky McDonald’s restaurant, according to multiple reports. A pair of officers watched Tuesday from inside a police car in line at the McDonald’s drive-thru when 26-year-old Jesse Fields, the restaurant’s manager, walked in front of their car, WTVQ reported....
Watch: DeWine, Cordray trade fiery jabs in first debate in Dayton

Watch: DeWine, Cordray trade fiery jabs in first debate in Dayton

The two men seeking to become Ohio’s next governor engaged in a feisty debate Wednesday night, drawing contrasts between each other on key issues facing the state’s 11.7 million residents. Democrat Richard Cordray and Republican Mike DeWine debated for one hour at the University of Dayton, exchanging barbs — about each others records as state attorney general — and ideas &mdash...
Missing Georgia mom found safe 2 weeks after disappearance

Missing Georgia mom found safe 2 weeks after disappearance

A Georgia mother of two reported missing has been found healthy after police searched for her two weeks. Valerie Maynard, 53, of Smyrna, had last been seen Sept. 3. Her white Land Rover was found Sept. 5 in the Pigeon Hill parking lot on Burnt Hickory Road unlocked with her phone and purse still inside. Cobb County Sgt. Wayne Delk previously said that Maynard may have been transient...
Hamilton neighbors to congregate for unique picnic on High/Main bridge

Hamilton neighbors to congregate for unique picnic on High/Main bridge

There’s going to be a party Sunday across Hamilton’s High/Main Bridge, with residents of all 17 neighborhoods invited to eat, meet people from other parts of the city and take what someday will become a historic photo of the gathering above the Great Miami River. “The goal is basically to use the bridge and the river as a connector, rather than a divider in the city,” said...
'I'm a Kardashian,' Florida woman claims before pushing neighbor, deputies say

'I'm a Kardashian,' Florida woman claims before pushing neighbor, deputies say

A Florida woman who claimed she was a “Kardashian” was arrested on a battery charge after a confrontation with a neighbor, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office said. Last week, Crystal Kohler, 35, approached her neighbor and said, “I’m a Kardashian. I’m going to (expletive) you up,” and then pushed the victim with both hands, deputies said.  When deputies...
2 wanted for questioning in Middletown car wash theft, vandalism

2 wanted for questioning in Middletown car wash theft, vandalism

Police need your help identifying two people wanted for questioning in a theft and vandalism report from a Middletown car wash. According to surveillance photos posted on the Middletown Division of Police Facebook page, the Blue Ball Auto Wash, located at 3288 Dixie Hwy., show two people police are wanting to question. We are working to learn more about this report. You are asked to contact Detective...
Ribbon-cutting today for new cake shop/bakery near Austin Landing

Ribbon-cutting today for new cake shop/bakery near Austin Landing

A ribbon-cutting and grand opening for the Dayton area’s newest specialty bakery are scheduled for today, Sept. 19. Representatives of the South Metro Regional Chamber of Commerce, the Miami Twp. Board of Trustees and Miami Twp. administrative staff will be on hand at 11 a.m. today for a ribbon-cutting and grand opening at “Nothing Bundt Cake” at 9632 Springboro Pike (Ohio...
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...
Miami Valley Gaming hiring for upcoming racing season

Miami Valley Gaming hiring for upcoming racing season

Miami Valley Gaming is looking to fill more than 30 open full-time and part-time positions with an additional 20 seasonal positions for its upcoming racing season. Varied areas of business at the facility at 6000 Ohio 63 in Turtlecreek Twp.    include gaming, food-and-beverage, marketing and security. Positions available include servers, attendants and culinary staff, as well as security...
Police sergeant, firefighter, 22 more arrested in child sex sting

Police sergeant, firefighter, 22 more arrested in child sex sting

Two dozen men, including a police sergeant and firefighter, have been arrested in an undercover child sex sting, New Jersey law enforcement officials announced Tuesday. According to state Attorney General Gurbir Grewal, the sting, dubbed "Operation Open House," targeted "men who allegedly were using social media in an attempt to lure underage girls and boys for sexual activity."...
What’s next for the developers of downtown’s Water Street District in Dayton

What’s next for the developers of downtown’s Water Street District in Dayton

The developers of the successful Water Street District are far from finished with Dayton even though their investment in the district exceeds $100 million. Woodard Development and Crawford Hoying expect their new hotel to open next month and are making progress on new apartments. Woodard Development also wants to redevelop two commercial buildings on East Third Street and is working to acquire and...
Crash involving a police cruiser reported in Springfield

Crash involving a police cruiser reported in Springfield

A crash involving a Springfield police cruiser is still under investigation by the Ohio State Highway Patrol. The crash was the result of apparent confusion at an intersection, it is not clear which driver was at fault. Only minor injuries were suffered by the officer involved in the crash.  A crash reported on East Main Street and North Fountain Avenue Wednesday morning involves a Springfield...
Dayton leaders want to make whistleblower complaints easier

Dayton leaders want to make whistleblower complaints easier

The city of Dayton is looking to provide whistleblower services to field complaints about fraud, waste, abuse, illegal and unethical activities and wrongdoing. The city has issued a request for proposals in search of vendors that can operate a confidential reporting system that operates 24/7, every day of the year. City leaders want a toll-free telephone hotline and online reporting tool that...
Dog-mauling lawsuit: County accused of destroying records

Dog-mauling lawsuit: County accused of destroying records

Documents filed in a civil lawsuit from a 2014 dog-mauling death allege the destruction of potential key evidence and include as a claim by the defendants, Montgomery County dog warden Mark Kumpf and the agency he heads, that Klonda Richey’s fatal injuries were the result of her teasing or tormenting the two dogs that attacked her. Richey’s torn and naked body lie outside in sub-freezing...
Are Bert and Ernie gay? 'Sesame Street' weighs in on ex-writer's comments

Are Bert and Ernie gay? 'Sesame Street' weighs in on ex-writer's comments

The nonprofit organization behind the beloved children's show "Sesame Street" is weighing in on a question that has sparked debates for decades: Are Bert and Ernie a gay couple? The answer: Nope, they're puppets, Sesame Workshop said in a statement Tuesday. "As we have always said, Bert and Ernie are best friends," the statement said. "They were created to teach...
Unseasonably warm through Friday

Unseasonably warm through Friday

Mostly dry, warm and muggy through Thursday Threat for storms Friday Cooler, fall-like weather arrives this weekend Tonight: Skies will become mostly clear. Temperatures will slowly drop through the 80s. Overnight: Mainly clear skies are expected with temperatures falling into the upper 60s. Thursday: Mostly sunny skies will start the day with a few clouds in the afternoon....
'Avengers 4' movie: Jeremy Renner teases bruised, bloody Hawkeye

'Avengers 4' movie: Jeremy Renner teases bruised, bloody Hawkeye

Actor Jeremy Renner wants you to know that Hawkeye will be returning to the upcoming untitled “Avengers 4” reshoot, despite the rumors. The superhero, along with Ant-Man and the Wasp, didn’t make it to Marvel’s Atlanta-filmed “Avengers: Infinity War,” but Renner is officially back in action for the next installation. >> Read more trending news  The...
1 transported by CareFlight after Springfield motorcycle crash 

1 transported by CareFlight after Springfield motorcycle crash 

UPDATE @ 4 a.m.: One person was transported to a local hospital via CareFlight after a motorcycle crash occurred in Springfield early Wednesday. According to Springfield police, crews were called to the 1600 block of Miracle Mile when two riders were thrown from a single motorcycle after hitting a deer.  Initial reports indicate the driver reportedly suffered major head trauma and was unconscious...
NBA star Russell Westbrook, wife Nina expecting twin girls

NBA star Russell Westbrook, wife Nina expecting twin girls

NBA star Russell Westbrook and his wife, Nina, announced Tuesday they are expecting twin girls in a YouTube video produced by the Oklahoma City Thunder. >> Need something to lift your spirits? Read more uplifting news  The video is called "The Westbrook Family." Nina lets out the news they're having twins 2:12 into the video. Russell mentions they will be girls...
3 hospitalized after vehicle strikes pole in Dayton

3 hospitalized after vehicle strikes pole in Dayton

Three people were taken to a local hospital after the vehicle they were in crashed into a utility pole on Free Pike early Wednesday, according to Dayton police.  The injury crash was dispatched just after 1 a.m. in the 4200 block, prompting up to three medics to respond to the scene. All three occupants’ injuries are believed to be non-life threatening, with initial reports indicating at...
Hurricane Florence: Michael Jordan to donate $2M to relief efforts

Hurricane Florence: Michael Jordan to donate $2M to relief efforts

Charlotte Hornets chairman and NBA basketball legend Michael Jordan, along with the Hornets organization and the NBA, have announced that they’re working together with a number of community organizations to provide relief and support to the people affected by Hurricane Florence. Jordan is donating $1 million each to The American Red Cross and The Foundation for the Carolinas’ Hurricane...
WPAFB Wednesday Weather: Fog, showers possible mid-week

WPAFB Wednesday Weather: Fog, showers possible mid-week

WRIGHT PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE—Waking up mild and muggy with temperatures rising out of the 60s, according to Storm Center 7 Meteorologist McCall Vrydaghs. There’s a slight chance of a stray shower before 9 a.m., along with a few areas of patchy fog possible. The afternoon will be very warm and muggy with highs in the upper 80s. Partly cloudy skies expected with a few isolated showers...
Couple's Jeep and dog found after being stolen from hospital

Couple's Jeep and dog found after being stolen from hospital

Update: The Jeep stolen from a Washington couple was found Tuesday night. The dog, 5-year-old Ivey, was found near the Jeep Wednesday morning, KIRO-TV reported. The couple said that social media and the news coverage helped them immensely in their search.  A Yelm couple is desperate to find their dog after their Jeep was stolen during a hospital visit. KIRO-TV said the thief may not have...

Opinion: Three big lessons we didn’t learn from economic crisis

Ten years ago, after making piles of money gambling with other people’s money, Wall Street nearly imploded, and the outgoing George W. Bush and incoming Obama administrations bailed out the bankers. America should have learned three big lessons from the crisis. We didn’t, to our continuing peril. First unlearned lesson: Banking is a risky business with huge upsides for the few who gamble...
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...
Fight among brothers in Miami Twp. ends with police K-9 biting one of them

Fight among brothers in Miami Twp. ends with police K-9 biting one of them

Two brothers are in trouble with the law after police were called to their residence in Miami Twp. to investigate what was reported as a possible stabbing. Police, dispatched just after 10 p.m., arrived to discover that the men, both in their 20s, had been fighting and none one had been injured.  One of them refused to come out of the residence on Quintessa Court and was bitten by a police K-9...
Police: Dayton church member caught with hand in donation jar

Police: Dayton church member caught with hand in donation jar

A member of Target Ministries is accused of breaking into the Dayton church to steal money from a donation jar. Police responded around 8:15 a.m. Tuesday to the church, 111 Xenia Ave., after the director reported that a parishioner, identified as 37-year-old Blake Parish, stole money and was now at the front door of the church, according to a Dayton police report. Surveillance video showed Parish...
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