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WPAFB Monday Weather: Fog overnight, rain showers to start the work-week

WPAFB Monday Weather: Fog overnight, rain showers to start the work-week

Fog will develop throughout the overnight hours towards sunrise and will affect morning visibility, according to Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Jesse Maag. In addition, rain showers are expected to form in the overnight and last throughout the morning hours. Dayton could mainly expected to see temperatures warm enough to keep the precipitation in the form of rain, but there could be a wintry mix and...
Longtime Montgomery County official rose from Clayton to baseball’s Hall of Fame

Longtime Montgomery County official rose from Clayton to baseball’s Hall of Fame

Jesse Haines started his baseball career playing in Montgomery County corn fields against his parents’ wishes. Over the coming decades, the Clayton native became a knuckleball-throwing St. Louis Cardinals pitcher, a baseball Hall of Famer and a longtime Montgomery County Auditor. Haines, who became known as “Pop” during his playing career because of the influence he had on younger...
Dorothy Lane Market preps for Thanksgiving

Dorothy Lane Market preps for Thanksgiving

Dorothy Lane Market — with stores in Springboro, Oakwood and Washington Twp. — puts hundreds of manhours into preparing and selling more than 5,000 turkeys, 2,000 pumpkin pies, 6,000 pounds of green beans and more for Thanksgiving. Last week, the Dayton Daily News was given a tour of the operations behind Dorothy Lane’s preparation for Thanksgiving sales, which began well before...
A planned $1M demolition is the latest move to boost Kettering Business Park

A planned $1M demolition is the latest move to boost Kettering Business Park

A coming demolition of one of the last pieces of Kettering Business Park’s military history is part of an effort to attract new businesses to the area. The city will spend $1 million to take down a vacant 200,000-square-foot warehouse in early 2019. The 165-acre, 70-year-old facility was known as the Gentile Air Force Station before it became the Kettering Business Park in the late 1990s. City...

Opinion: Sheep without shepherds

Here is a striking fact about the Roman Catholic Church in the United States. The sex abuse crisis in the early 2000s, the horrid revelations of predation that began in Boston in 2001, did not have an obvious long-term effect on the practice of the faith. Yes, American Catholicism has lost millions of its baptized flock over the last 50 years. But that decline was steepest in the 1960s and 1970s;...
Newest coffee bar move is the next step for this Dayton neighborhood’s growing businesses

Newest coffee bar move is the next step for this Dayton neighborhood’s growing businesses

Dayton’s Belmont neighborhood is growing the number of businesses with lifestyle offerings that complement the family-owned shops already there, residents and business owners say. The latest announced move is that of Press, the coffee bar that plans to open a second location at 732 Watervliet Ave. Press opened its first location at 257 Wayne Ave. in the Oregon District in 2011. It will join...
Dayton police investigating use of force during July arrest

Dayton police investigating use of force during July arrest

A Dayton police internal investigation is underway into a July incident during which a suspect was Tased inside a police cruiser and later struck at least two dozen times by four officers, cruiser cam video shows. The suspect, 27-year-old Devin L. Washington, was being detained on July 12 in the back of a cruiser as officers searched a car Washington had been operating on Harriet Street. Washington...
Springboro budgets to save $700K on debt payments

Springboro budgets to save $700K on debt payments

The city council passed its 2019 budget and a five-year capital investment plan this month, setting the stage for the Springboro city government to save $700,000 in interest payments in coming years, according to staff projections. The city decided to go ahead and pay off long-term debts over the next four years on its water and sewer plants and work done on the golf course clubhouse, avoiding additional...

Opinion: Hate crime stats tell a disturbing tale

When FBI released its report “Hate Crimes Statistics, 2017” earlier this week, Srinivas Kuchibhotla’s name was nowhere to be seen. Yet his widow, Sunayana Dumala, knows his murder in Olathe, Kan., was a hate crime. She didn’t need the report to tell her that. But America does. We need hate crimes detailed and categorized in ways that make sense so that law enforcement can track...
Nearly 100,000 pounds ground beef recalled over E. coli fears just before Thanksgiving

Nearly 100,000 pounds ground beef recalled over E. coli fears just before Thanksgiving

Utah-based Swift Beef Co. is recalling 99,260 pounds of raw ground beef products over possible E. coli contamination just in time for Thanksgiving, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. >> Read more trending news  The meat products were produced late last month and the potential contamination was confirmed last week. The products under recall include bulk ground beef products...
Which grocery stores are open on Thanksgiving Day 2018?

Which grocery stores are open on Thanksgiving Day 2018?

Even the best of cooks can end up missing an ingredient on Thanksgiving morning.  If you find yourself short on nutmeg or minus a few potatoes, there is a good chance a grocery store near you will be open on Thanksgiving for at least for part of the day. Here is a list of Thanksgiving Day openings, closings and store hours for national grocery store chains. Reminder: Some stores do not follow...
Body of missing North Carolina teacher recovered in Mexico

Body of missing North Carolina teacher recovered in Mexico

The body of a missing North Carolina teacher, who disappeared while hiking in Mexico, has been recovered, according to a Facebook page that was dedicated to the search for Patrick Braxton-Andrew. >> Read more trending news  "It is with a sense of relief that we are able to confirm that Patrick's body has been recovered and we will be able to bring him home soon," the post said...
Train derailment forces town to evacuate, damages state highway

Train derailment forces town to evacuate, damages state highway

A train derailed south of Macon, Georgia, forcing residents in one town to evacuate.  >> Read more trending news  The train went of the CSX line and onto Georgia 90 near Byromville around 7:00 a.m. Saturday morning. Residents within a half mile of the crash were evacuated because some of the cars were pressurized propane cars.  Dramatic photos at the scene showed cars piled on...
Ted Turner sings at his 80th birthday party, says ‘still working’ on world

Ted Turner sings at his 80th birthday party, says ‘still working’ on world

Ted Turner, who told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution he is “still working” on making the world a better place, serenaded a crowd at his 80th birthday party in Atlanta on Saturday. The CNN founder, philanthropist and former media and sports mogul — whose birthday is actually on Monday — crooned on stage to prominent and not-so-prominent well-wishers representing much of...
In rare admission, Trump says he regrets missing Veterans Day services at Arlington

In rare admission, Trump says he regrets missing Veterans Day services at Arlington

In a rare admission of fault, President Donald Trump said on “Fox News Sunday” that he made a mistake and regretted missing the Veterans Day services at Arlington National Cemetery last week. >> Read more trending news    “I should have done that. I was extremely busy on calls for the country. We did a lot of calling,” Trump told host Chris Wallace, who...
Juvenile taken to hospital after shooting in Harrison Twp.

Juvenile taken to hospital after shooting in Harrison Twp.

Officials are investigating a shooting that occurred Sunday night in Northland Village Apartments that left one juvenile injured. Crews were dispatched around 6:50 p.m. to the 1900 block of Palisades Drive on reports of gunshots heard, according to Montgomery County Regional dispatch. The victim was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital then transported to Miami Valley Hospital. We are working to...
Kim Porter’s oldest son Quincy Brown posts moving tribute on his mother’s death

Kim Porter’s oldest son Quincy Brown posts moving tribute on his mother’s death

Kim Porter’s oldest son, Quincy Taylor Brown, broke his silence Sunday on his mother’s death last week, posting a tribute on Instagram to the 47-year-old former model and longtime girlfriend of music mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs. >> Read more trending news   "I am broken ... & the only thing that makes sense right now is that you were way too good for this...
Report accuses drug company of raising prices on drug used to revive overdose victims

Report accuses drug company of raising prices on drug used to revive overdose victims

A report released Sunday by Sen. Rob Portman accuses a major drug company of taking advantage of the opioid epidemic to dramatically raise the price of a drug used to revive people who have overdosed on opioids. The report charges the pharmaceutical company Kaleo increased the price of the Naloxone drug EVZIO by more than 600 percent by 2016. The report also charges the company encouraged physicians...
Still no sign of kidnapped North Carolina teen as FBI continues search

Still no sign of kidnapped North Carolina teen as FBI continues search

The FBI and other police agencies are continuing their search to find a 13-year-old girl kidnapped from a North Carolina mobile home park. >> Read more trending news  The FBI said Saturday that agents are conducting searches on foot and using drones as part of the search for Hania Noelia Aguilar. Relatives say the eighth-grader went outside last week to start a relative's SUV to prepare...
Good Samaritans, Coast Guard rescue 15 people from tilted liftboat

Good Samaritans, Coast Guard rescue 15 people from tilted liftboat

A good Samaritan vessel and the Coast Guard helped rescue 15 people from a tilted liftboat Sunday. >> Read more trending news  The good Samaritan vessel, the Starfleet Guardian, brought six people aboard, while the Coast Guard crew from Station Grand Isle rescued the other nine people, WBRZ reported.  The liftboat reported control issues after a power loss, tilted to a 45 degree...
7 of 10 most stressed states in country are in the South; where do you rank?

7 of 10 most stressed states in country are in the South; where do you rank?

Your commute is too long. Your mortgage or rent is too high. You’re stressed. >> Read more trending news  Welcome to Georgia. A new analysis and ranking by Zippia, using data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey for 2012-2016, puts Georgia as the No. 2 most stressed state in the country. Being stressed out is nothing new to Georgians, though...
‘Malcolm in the Middle’ star Frankie Muniz 5-story brownstone destroyed by cat

‘Malcolm in the Middle’ star Frankie Muniz 5-story brownstone destroyed by cat

“Malcolm in the Middle” star Frankie Muniz didn’t lose his home in the California wildfires like other celebrities did. It was his cat that inadvertently destroyed the actor’s five-story brownstone. >> Read more trending news  Muniz left for a trip to France to attend his uncle’s funeral, and when he returned, he found four stories home under 3 feet of water...
AAA recommends car care before Thanksgiving travel

AAA recommends car care before Thanksgiving travel

AAA suggests motorist get their cars checked out and tuned up before Thanksgiving holiday travel to avoid finding themselves stranded, according to a release. "AAA recommends motorists use a simple checklist to determine their vehicle's fall and winter maintenance needs," said AAA Tire & Auto Manager Jon Bucher. "Many of the items on the list can be inspected by a car owner in less...
Pedestrians fatally struck by Christmas-themed train

Pedestrians fatally struck by Christmas-themed train

Two pedestrians were struck and killed by a Christmas-themed train in Wareham, according to Massachusetts State Police. >> Read more trending news  Police and emergency workers responded to the scene at about 7:30 p.m. Saturday to discover two people had died near 72 Minot Avenue after being hit by the train. According to the Plymouth County District Attorney's office, the preliminary investigation...
Troy Girl Scout troops pick-up trash in honor of 3 Girl Scouts killed in Wisconsin

Troy Girl Scout troops pick-up trash in honor of 3 Girl Scouts killed in Wisconsin

Several Girl Scout Troops spent Sunday afternoon outdoors picking up trash around Cookson Elementary School and Campbell Park, according to News Center 7's Northern Bureau Chief Steve Baker.  This was done in memory of the three Girl Scouts that were killed earlier this month by a pick-up truck while they were picking up roadside trash in Wisconsin.  “At this age especially to...
Local city to stop parking meter fines during holidays

Local city to stop parking meter fines during holidays

A moratorium on fines for time-limited parking spaces in the downtown Troy historic district will be in effect during the holiday season and through the end of January. The moratorium went into effect Nov. 15, just days after it was discussed by city administrators with a city council committee. During the moratorium, discussions and study will continue in the search the best solution for downtown...
After 73 years, World War II veteran receives medals

After 73 years, World War II veteran receives medals

On Nov. 11, World War II veteran Earl Bailey received ribbons and medals he had earned during his service but never received. The long-overdue medals ceremony for Bailey took place at his church, Tri County Assembly Church in Fairfield, on Veterans Day. Bailey’s grandson and daughter concocted a surprise party with the help of a local lawmaker, who interceded to help get Bailey’s medals...
Diddy remembers 'soulmate' Kim Porter in Instagram post

Diddy remembers 'soulmate' Kim Porter in Instagram post

Diddy is publicly speaking about the death of Kim Porter, his on-again, off-again girlfriend of 13 years and the mother of his three children, for the first time. Porter was found dead in her Los Angeles home Thursday at age 47. >> Read more trending news  “For the last three days I’ve been trying to wake up out of this nightmare. But I haven’t,” Diddy wrote in an...
Toyota offers to replace man’s truck burned by California wildfires

Toyota offers to replace man’s truck burned by California wildfires

A nurse used his Toyota Tundra to evacuate patients from the California wildfires at the intensive care unit he oversees.  >> Read more trending news  While Allyn Pierce was able to help get himself and others to safety, the truck, nicknamed “The Pandra” was not as fortunate. The fire’s heat welded the rear doors shut, the light covers were partially melted and the...
Montgomery County court adds cutting-edge technology

Montgomery County court adds cutting-edge technology

Montgomery County has added to its online “technological arsenal” to answer the public’s questions about the county’s court day or night. The innovation, an automated virtual assistant and chatbot, will answer many of the most frequently asked questions received by the Montgomery County Clerk of Courts Office by email and phone. “I truly believe this tool can be used...
Book sold after 28 years at independent bookstore

Book sold after 28 years at independent bookstore

After spending nearly 30 years on the shelf of an independent bookstore, a book has a home. According to a tweet from Broadhurst Bookshop in Southport, England, the book was sold on Saturday after having been in the store since 1991. >> Read more trending news  >> Need something to lift your spirits? Read more uplifting news  “I have just sold a book that...
Local fire departments hiring more full-time firefighters

Local fire departments hiring more full-time firefighters

Kettering is the latest local community to seek more full-time firefighters, which will cost the city more but is necessary because of an industry-wide decrease in available part-timers. The city is targeting six new full-time firefighter positions and converting one existing position to flex captain. The estimated staffing budgetary increase is more than $800,000. The entry salary is $65,686, with...
Medical practice spends millions to buy, remodel Liberty Twp. building

Medical practice spends millions to buy, remodel Liberty Twp. building

A Butler County office building that underwent a more than $1 million renovation recently reopened as Liberty Endoscopy Center. The project at 7354 Liberty One Drive in Liberty Twp. is the third location of Ohio Gastroenterology and Liver Institute, the largest independent gastroenterology group in Southwest Ohio. The practice focuses on the study and treatment of intestinal diseases and diseases...
Florida officers escorting Santa bust theft ring

Florida officers escorting Santa bust theft ring

Two Daytona Beach police officers escorting Mr. and Mrs. Claus to a tree lighting ceremony broke up a major theft ring in the parking lot Saturday night, the Police Department said.  >> Read more trending news  Officers Joe Evans and Courtney Wooleyhan were returning to duty, after escorting Santa and Mrs. Claus to the Tanger Outlets tree lighting, when they saw two men stealing...
Tennessee man arrested, charged with raping 16-month-old, officials say

Tennessee man arrested, charged with raping 16-month-old, officials say

A man investigators said raped a 16-month-old child has been taken into custody, officials said Sunday. According to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigations, Simon Porter, 33, has been located and captured in Scottsboro, Alabama. Porter was arrested and charged with aggravated rape.
Stacey Abrams tells Hollywood not to boycott Georgia after Bryan Kemp wins governor's race

Stacey Abrams tells Hollywood not to boycott Georgia after Bryan Kemp wins governor's race

With several celebrities posting on social media that they plan to boycott Georgia after Brian Kemp won the gubernatorial race, his former rival Stacey Abrams implored them not to do so. >> Read more trending news  In a tweet Saturday evening, she wrote, “I appreciate the calls to action, but I ask all of our entertainment industry friends to support #FairFightGA - but please...
Join Rev. Jasper Williams Jr. at Dayton church service tonight

Join Rev. Jasper Williams Jr. at Dayton church service tonight

The Eulogist at Aretha Franklin’s funeral will be attending the 5:30 p.m. service Sunday night at a Dayton church. The Rev. Jasper Williams Jr. will be the guest speaker at St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church, 2262 N. Gettysburg Ave., for Men’s Day, according to a release.  The service will also feature a men’s chorus led by Rev. Samuel N. Winston, Jr., pastor of Mt. Calvary...
West Carrollton wants land near I-75 for proposed entertainment district

West Carrollton wants land near I-75 for proposed entertainment district

West Carrollton plans to buy more land near Interstate 75 and the Great Miami River for nearly $500,000, expanding its control and development options for an approved entertainment district. The city is looking to buy two small pieces of riverfront property, giving it about five contiguous acres near I-75’s Exit 47 on the Great Miami River. It has nearly 14 more acres across the street, where...
$1.1M roundabout planned at Xenia intersection

$1.1M roundabout planned at Xenia intersection

Roundabouts are becoming a popular alternative to traffic lights at intersections, and plans are underway to install one at a wide four-way stop in a neighborhood northeast of downtown Xenia. The city of Xenia and the Ohio Department of Transportation are working on the final details of the plan for a roundabout to be installed at North Columbus (U.S. 42) and East Church streets. MORE: Beavercreek...
Investigators find rocket launcher, pipe bombs during raid on Florida white supremacist gangs

Investigators find rocket launcher, pipe bombs during raid on Florida white supremacist gangs

Investigators seized 110 illegal weapons, including a rocket launcher and two functional pipe bombs and several pounds of drugs, and indicted 39 members or associates of Florida white supremacist gangs, the U.S. attorney’s office said Thursday. >> Read more trending news  The three-year investigation, dubbed “Operation Blackjack,” snared members of the Unforgiven ...
Sen. Brown: Democrats can win Ohio in 2020 if focus is on workers

Sen. Brown: Democrats can win Ohio in 2020 if focus is on workers

Sen. Sherrod Brown said a Democratic presidential candidate can win Ohio in 2020 if he or she focuses on middle-class people who work hard but “never get ahead” and do not “have the kind of retirement security they should.” Although Brown said he has not decided whether he will seek the Democratic presidential nomination, he insisted during an interview Sunday on “NBC&rsquo...
Florida woman forces girl, 13, to walk naked down street

Florida woman forces girl, 13, to walk naked down street

A 34-year-old woman forced a teenage girl to walk naked down a Florida road Thursday as punishment, investigators said. >> Read more trending news  Rosalie Contreras drove the 13-year-old girl to a remote location around 4 p.m. She then made the girl get out of the car, disrobe and walk naked and barefoot down the road as Contreras followed behind her, the Tampa Bay Times reported...
Police looking for man who punched 63-year-old woman on New York subway

Police looking for man who punched 63-year-old woman on New York subway

Police in New York are looking for a man after a 63-year-old woman said he punched her in the face on the subway because she asked him to move his bag so she could sit down. Authorities said the incident happened at 9:15 a.m. Nov. 4. WPIX reported that the woman, who is 63, said she was on the train headed to work. She said the punch knocked her to the floor. >> Read more trending news ...
Police investigating body found in roadway as homicide

Police investigating body found in roadway as homicide

Middletown police are investigating the death of a man found in the roadway early this morning as a homicide, according to Lt. Scott Reeve. The man was found dead about 12:30 a.m. in a residential community at Lefferson Road and Sheffield Street. There are no arrests, according to Reeve, who declined to release more details. Identification will be released after autopsy at the Butler County Coroner&rsquo...
Springfield residents shocked after man is trapped inside truck for hours after crash

Springfield residents shocked after man is trapped inside truck for hours after crash

A man flipped over a bridge off W. County Line Road and crashed into the ground upside down Saturday night around 11:30 p.m., but wasn’t rescued until a passerby noticed him around 7:30 a.m. Sunday morning. News Center 7’s Malik Perkins was in Springfield Sunday morning with what residents had to say about the man being trapped for eight hours. “That is horrible. I can’t imagine...
Columbus woman arrested on Live PD as porn blares in background

Columbus woman arrested on Live PD as porn blares in background

A Columbus woman was arrested on live television Friday by the Franklin County Sheriff's Office, according to WBNS. The sheriff's office was featured on A&E's 'Live PD', a show that features law enforcement agencies across the country during their shifts.  During the show, deputies served a warrant for 23-year-old Storm Wisener. She was wanted on warrants related to misdemeanor theft charges...
Hamilton rising: Residents give city high marks in survey

Hamilton rising: Residents give city high marks in survey

Hamilton residents this decade say they have seen significant improvement to the city’s economy, as well as recreation and wellness, the National Citizen Survey, last conducted in Hamilton during 2017, found. The city’s results in those areas were so significant — eclipsing improvements among about 100 other communities that conducted the survey — that the city received two...
Tyler Perry announces tour dates for Madea farewell stage play

Tyler Perry announces tour dates for Madea farewell stage play

Last month, Tyler Perry announced he would be saying goodbye to his beloved Madea character, and now, he’s revealed dates for her final performances.  “Madea’s Farewell Play Tour,” which will kick off next year in January, marks the filmmaker’s 21st play and the end of the Madea franchise.  “I just don’t want to be her age [still] playing her...
'SNL': Steve Carell, 'Office' co-stars reunite, troll fans during opening monologue

'SNL': Steve Carell, 'Office' co-stars reunite, troll fans during opening monologue

Want a reboot of "The Office"? Looks like you'll have to keep on waiting. Actor Steve Carell, who played Michael Scott on the popular NBC sitcom, hosted this week's "Saturday Night Live" – and managed to both treat and hilariously troll fans with a mini-cast reunion during his opening monologue. I am so excited to be back here tonight," Carell began. "It's been...
Local tax bills vary as much as $3K for similar households depending on where you live

Local tax bills vary as much as $3K for similar households depending on where you live

A weeklong beach vacation … a year’s worth of car payments … almost a year of community college tuition — at its extreme, that’s the difference local tax burden can make from one community to another in the Dayton area. Local tax bills can vary as much as $3,000 per year for similar middle-class households, significantly affecting family finances, according to a Dayton...
Pike County investigation: 8 deaths and multiple arrests were tied to one key factor — child custody

Pike County investigation: 8 deaths and multiple arrests were tied to one key factor — child custody

Sophia Wagner is spending her fifth birthday today in the custody of Children Services. Her mother, Hanna Rhoden, and her mother’s immediate family were all murdered in their homes in 2016. Her father, Edward “Jake” Wagner, and his immediate family are in jail and charged with killing them. Investigators have revealed little about the relationship between the Wagner family and the...
How Amazon’s explosive U.S. growth is producing thousands of jobs in Ohio

How Amazon’s explosive U.S. growth is producing thousands of jobs in Ohio

Amazon is growing at breakneck speed across the nation and in Ohio, where it has created 6,000 jobs in the past seven years and has commitments to add 5,500 more employees. Last week, the online giant said it would open a package-sorting “air gateway” at Wilmington Air Park, an airport 40 minutes southeast of Dayton that was decimated in the past decade when cargo carrier DHL announced...
Fog develop overnight, showers/some snow to start work week

Fog develop overnight, showers/some snow to start work week

Fog developing overnight Showers (and some snow) to kick off the work week Drying out/nice weather for Thanksgiving Tonight: Fog developing throughout the overnight hours and into tomorrow morning. Cloudy with a slight chance for a few rain showers (snow showers to the north.) The chance for a rain/snow mix increasing towards sunrise. Low temperatures falling into the mid 30s. Monday: AM...
Joe Biden adopts rescue dog, a German shepherd named Major

Joe Biden adopts rescue dog, a German shepherd named Major

There's a new addition to the Biden family. According to the Delaware News Journal, former Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, Jill, adopted a rescue dog Saturday from the Delaware Humane Association after fostering the pooch, a young German shepherd named Major, for eight months. >> Need something to lift your spirits? Read more uplifting news  Major will join the Bidens' other German...
Low-carb diets can help keep the weight off, study says

Low-carb diets can help keep the weight off, study says

There are several diets that promote weight loss, including low-carb plans. Now experts have more evidence to prove they work, according to a new report.  Researchers from Boston Children’s Hospital recently conducted a small study, published in the British Medical Journal, to determine the link between weight loss maintenance and carbohydrates.  For the first...
These jobs have the highest suicide rates in the country, CDC says

These jobs have the highest suicide rates in the country, CDC says

Jobs can be stressful, but there are some that cause more of a mental strain than others, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The agency recently conducted a study to determine the occupational groups with the highest suicide rates. To do so, they examined data from 17 states that participated in the 2012 and 2015 National Violent Death Reporting...

Opinion: Why was Trump’s tax cut a fizzle?

Last week’s blue wave means that Donald Trump will go into the 2020 election with only one major legislative achievement: a big tax cut for corporations and the wealthy. Still, that tax cut was supposed to accomplish big things. Republicans thought it would give them a big electoral boost, and they predicted dramatic economic gains. What they got instead was a big fizzle. The economic results...
Athlete of the Week Northeastern High School

Athlete of the Week Northeastern High School

Name: Payton Chatfield School: Northeastern High School Grade: 12 Age: 18 Sports: Cross Country, Swimming and Track Claim to fame/honors: First Team all OHC, Second Team All County, Regional and State Qualifier, Academic All Ohio, and Scholar Athlete Words you live by: “The man who can drive himself further once the effort gets painful is the man who will win.” - Sir Roger Bannister Toughest...

Opinion: Truth and its enemies — Making Acosta a federal case

Question: What does CNN’s Jim Acosta crave more than anything? If you said “attention,” go to the head of the class. It’s a mystery why the White House has given Acosta way more than that. Acosta had his “hard pass” yanked after last week’s press conference. Acosta has literally become a federal case. CNN filed suit claiming that their reporter’s First...
Student of the Week Northeastern High School

Student of the Week Northeastern High School

Name: Meara Franzen School: Northeastern High School Grade: 12 Age: 18 Extra-curricular: NE Volleyball, Student Government Treasurer, National Honor Society President, Spanish Club, Leo Club, Student liaison to BOE Claim to fame/honors: Still waiting to make my claim to fame. In good time…. Words you live by: “Life moves by pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in...
Florida man from Paradise, California working to help family who lost everything in deadly fire

Florida man from Paradise, California working to help family who lost everything in deadly fire

A Jacksonville, Florida, man is trying to find help for his mother and brother who lost everything in the deadliest wildfire in California history. His family is from Paradise, where teams are searching for more than 1,000 people. Mark Hudson’s home in Paradise is now nothing but ashes. “It’s just really surreal, all of it. It’s hard to even explain,” Hudson said. Hudson...
Endangered Missing Adult Alert canceled for Knox County woman

Endangered Missing Adult Alert canceled for Knox County woman

UPDATE Nov. 18 @ 12:23 a.m.: The Endangered Missing Adult Alert for Mt. Vernon woman Betty Shaw has been canceled. FIRST REPORT Nov. 17 @ 10:47 p.m.: An Endangered Missing Adult Alert has been issued for a Mt. Vernon woman last seen leaving her residence on Crooked Street wearing a red coat. Betty Shaw, 80, left her residence on Saturday, Nov. 17, at 9 a.m. and failed to return, according...
Look up! Leonid meteor shower visible this weekend

Look up! Leonid meteor shower visible this weekend

Calling all cosmophiles: The 2018 Leonid meteor shower peaks this weekend. With clear skies, there's a good chance you may be able to see a meteor early Saturday and Sunday nights. According to the American Meteor Society, spectators can expect 10 to 15 meteors per hour during this year’s peak times: the early morning hours of Saturday and Sunday. “Earth will pass through the thickest...
Third autopsy concludes there was foul play in Georgia gym mat death case

Third autopsy concludes there was foul play in Georgia gym mat death case

Results from a third autopsy conducted in Lowndes County, Georgia, on the body of Kendrick Johnson — the second performed at the behest of Johnson’s parents — have been released, contradicting an earlier conclusion that the 17-year-old’s death was accidental. But the new autopsy’s impact is likely to be minimal, as a lengthy federal investigation already concluded there...
Betsy DeVos releases controversial campus sex assault reporting rules

Betsy DeVos releases controversial campus sex assault reporting rules

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is moving to change the rules regarding sexual assault on college and university campuses. >> Read more trending news  At the University of Washington, students may have a heightened awareness of the issue, but they also know it's still difficult for many to report sexual assault or harassment.  “I know people who have been assaulted in the past...
Teacher thanks students standing for Pledge of Allegiance, banned from school

Teacher thanks students standing for Pledge of Allegiance, banned from school

A Missouri substitute teacher has been banned from his former school after thanking students who stood for the Pledge of Allegiance. Jim Furkin says he's been a substitute teacher for the St. Louis County, Missouri, school district for about 10 years. He’s filled in at Parkway South almost daily for the past five years, until now. Furkin says 22 of 24 students he was teaching stood during the...
‘Food for Fines’ program returns for holidays

‘Food for Fines’ program returns for holidays

MidPointe Library patrons who have fines on their library cards can substitute food and other high-need items for those fines during MidPointe’s Food For Fines program Nov. 23 through Dec. 7. The pre-holiday program “allows us to collect non-perishable items with enough time to deliver them to local food banks before the holidays,” said Travis Bautz, MidPointe Director. “For...
Florida man tries to steal vending machine

Florida man tries to steal vending machine

A Florida man tried to steal a vending machine from an apartment building in May. >> Read more trending news  “He was quite brazen and he was all caught on camera,” Kenia Fallat, Miami police spokesman, told WSVN. In the video, he attempts to maneuver the big machine by scooting it inch by inch. After about three minutes, he pushes the machine full of food onto the elevator...
Police: Ex-boyfriend drove to teenager's house, shot her to death 

Police: Ex-boyfriend drove to teenager's house, shot her to death 

A teenager was shot and killed in Munhall,  Pennsylvania, on Saturday afternoon, and police say her boyfriend has confessed to the crime. Police in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, identified the suspect in custody as Darion Abel, 20. Investigators say Abel and the victim had just ended a yearlong relationship, and Abel became angry about a future court appearance. He allegedly drove to her...
Lone, wild pink flamingo mysteriously appears in Florida Panhandle after hurricane

Lone, wild pink flamingo mysteriously appears in Florida Panhandle after hurricane

A solitary, wild American flamingo has ornithologists from Michigan, Arkansas and other parts of the country coming to Florida to catch a glimpse of it.  >> Read more trending news  The sight of wild pink flamingos was once plentiful in Florida’s tropical climes in the 1800s. But by the end of the century, through settlement, hunting and feather and egg harvesting sightings of...
Yinger becomes UD’s all-time leading rusher in victory that earns a winning season

Yinger becomes UD’s all-time leading rusher in victory that earns a winning season

Tucker Yinger rushed for 203 yards to become Dayton’s career rushing leader, and the Flyers completed a winning season with a 34-7 win at Jacksonville on Saturday. Jacksonville lost its top two quarterbacks to injuries, and Dayton’s offense was rolling. UD never punted while piling up 447 yards of offense and finishing the season 6-5 Yinger came into the game trailing Connor Kacsor by...
Georgia start-up developing new airplane

Georgia start-up developing new airplane

Since Richard Hogan was a boy, watching military planes fly from the Air Force base not far from his home, he’s been drawing designs for new aircraft. He dreamed of being a pilot. But when he was 12 years old, his grandfather took him for ice cream and a frank talk. “He said, ‘Richard, your eyes aren’t good enough’” to be a pilot. His grandfather suggested...
No one injured in crash that causes plane to lose landing gear, wing

No one injured in crash that causes plane to lose landing gear, wing

No one was injured in a plane crash Saturday evening at the Darke County Airport. The pilot, Charles White, 77, of Gallatin, Tenn. attempted to land the 1999 Piper Saratoga, a single-engine aircraft, eastbound on the main runway, according to a release. The plane veered off the left side of the runway and came to rest in a farm field. There was no fire or explosion during the incident, but one of...
Universal Orlando to raise minimum pay to $12 an hour

Universal Orlando to raise minimum pay to $12 an hour

The Universal Orlando Resort said Thursday it will raise starting pay for its employees to $12 an hour, beginning Feb. 3. >> Read more trending news  "(We) will continue to review and adjust our rates so that we stay competitive in the market," said Bill Davis, the resort's president and chief operating officer, in a letter to employees. Also on Thursday, about 100 Walt...
Security camera shows dog going on shoplifting spree

Security camera shows dog going on shoplifting spree

Security cameras in Istanbul, Turkey, captured an unusual shoplifter -- a stray dog trying to steal a garment from a clothing shop in a shopping center. >> Read more trending news  The dog made several attempts, as one of its efforts was foiled by a security guard. Security cameras show the same animal stealing a white T-shirt from another shop, as well as a shawl from a cafeteria in the...
Male taken by CareFlight after fall from tree stand along I-675N

Male taken by CareFlight after fall from tree stand along I-675N

A male was taken by CareFlight to a hospital after he fell from a tree stand on I-675 northbound near the 9200 block of Haddix Road Saturday afternoon. The male fell about 18 feet from the tree stand, according to initial reports. Rescue workers removed the hunter from the wooded area by using a chainsaw to cut through and make a path. They then used a 4-wheeler to help get the man out of the...
Murder charges withdrawn against man, 21, jailed 5 weeks

Murder charges withdrawn against man, 21, jailed 5 weeks

The murder charges against a man who said he was wrongly jailed for the crime have been withdrawn.  Suffolk County Prosecutors officially withdrew the charges against 21-year-old Kevin Williams Friday. >> Read more trending news  The move comes a week after Williams was released from jail, where he had spent the previous five weeks.  "I’m happy, I’m very happy...
Oxford to pilot food waste composting program

Oxford to pilot food waste composting program

Recycling has been such a success here a county award honoring the community doing the best job was discontinued because it came to Oxford every year. Now, the city is taking the lead with a pilot program aimed at composting food waste. City Council included $11,000 in the 2019 budget for the project. The idea was first floated by Council member Chantel Raghu several months ago and was discussed at...
18-day-old giraffe suddenly dies at Ohio zoo

18-day-old giraffe suddenly dies at Ohio zoo

Ubumwe, the female giraffe calf that was born Oct. 30, died Saturday, Columbus Zoo officials said. >> Read more trending news  Zoo officials said in a series of Facebook posts that Ubumwe had been energetic and nursing well in her first two weeks, weighing an estimated 130 pounds a week ago. But she began experiencing “gastrointestinal discomfort” Friday afternoon, leading to...
Man pleads not guilty to sending nude photo to and soliciting sex from minor girl

Man pleads not guilty to sending nude photo to and soliciting sex from minor girl

A Piqua man accused of soliciting sex from a minor and sending her a photo of his genitals pleaded not guilty to importuning and other indictments issued by a Miami County grand jury. Ryan M. Draving, 23, was indicted earlier this month on a felony charge of importuning and two misdemeanor charges of disseminating matter harmful to a juvenile.  He pleaded not guilty at arraignment on Thursday...
13 Butler County foster kids get forever families during Saturday ceremony

13 Butler County foster kids get forever families during Saturday ceremony

More than a dozen foster children were connected with forever families during a Saturday celebration for National Adoption Day at the Butler County historic courthouse, and officials said more families are needed. Among those at Saturday’s ceremony were Mandy and Alan Whiteside of Franklin, who adopted two children, Leland (7 years old) and Bronson (5). It already includes Amanda Tobian, 26...
Turkey fryer fire destroys garage, causes $20K in damages

Turkey fryer fire destroys garage, causes $20K in damages

Fire officials in Wisconsin said a turkey fryer left unattended led to a structure fire and costly damages. >> Read more trending news  The fire occurred Wednesday afternoon in a home's garage, WISN reported. The Racine Fire Department said the fryer, which was left unattended for an unspecified amount of time, caught fire inside the garage and caused the structure to go up in flames...
Sidney woman in fatal rollover crash in Shelby Co. identified

Sidney woman in fatal rollover crash in Shelby Co. identified

Brittany Jordan, 32, of Sidney has been identified as the victim in the fatal rollover crash that occurred Saturday afternoon on Mason Road, west of Port Jefferson. A 32-year-old Sidney woman was pronounced dead at the scene after a single-vehicle rollover crash in the 17,000 block of Mason Road, west of Port Jefferson in Shelby County, according to News Center 7’s Northern Bureau Chief...
SURVEILLANCE: Florida man tries to steal vending machine

SURVEILLANCE: Florida man tries to steal vending machine

A man in Miami, Florida tried to steal a vending machine from an apartment building back in May. “He was quite brazen and he was all caught on camera,” said Kenia Fallat of the Miami police. He attempts to maneuver big machine by scooting it inch by inch. After about three minutes, he pushes the machine full of food onto the elevator and takes it from the first floor up to the eighth....
Columbus Zoo’s baby giraffe passes away after 18 days

Columbus Zoo’s baby giraffe passes away after 18 days

Columbus Zoo officials announced Saturday that Ubumwe, the female giraffe calf that was born Oct. 30, has died. Zoo officials said in a series of Facebook posts that Ubumwe had been energetic and nursing well in her first two weeks, weighing an estimated 130 pounds a week ago. But she began experiencing “gastrointestinal discomfort” Friday afternoon, leading to multiple tests and treatment...
Good Samaritan couple finds, returns bag filled with $25,000

Good Samaritan couple finds, returns bag filled with $25,000

A good Samaritan couple found and returned a business owner’s deposit bag that was filled with $25,000.  >> Read more trending news  Jeff and Michelle Green recovered the bag, which belonged to Gautambhai Patel, the Rincon Police Department said.  “We always encourage citizens to do the right thing both morally and legally, because if you find property that is...
Lee Corso wears full mascot outfit for UCF pick

Lee Corso wears full mascot outfit for UCF pick

Saturday is a historic day for the nation's largest university as it made its debut on ESPN's "College GameDay." >> Read more trending news  An estimated 20,000 fans filled the University of Central Florida's sprawling Memory Mall to witness the live three-hour broadcast in person. "I'm stoked," UCF fan Caroline Klaffer said. "I got my sign ready. It's going...
Cheryl Coker case: Friends search area close to her home

Cheryl Coker case: Friends search area close to her home

Friends of missing Riverside woman Cheryl Coker were searching Saturday morning for her. Organizers were out searching the Huffman Dam area at Routes 4 and 444 because it’s near Coker’s home. Coker went missing after dropping her daughter off at school on Oct. 2, and the next day investigators found her car in a parking lot less than a mile from her house. She has been missing for over...
Police: Suspected drunken driver stopped in car without windows, missing tire

Police: Suspected drunken driver stopped in car without windows, missing tire

A Nebraska man was arrested on suspicion of DUI after being found driving in a heavily damaged vehicle, police said. >> Read more trending news  An alert citizen contacted police after seeing the vehicle, which was missing a tire and had most of its windows smashed out, on the road, the Bellevue Police Department tweeted early Saturday morning. Police said the driver and vehicle were...
Veteran of the Year supports Lakota students

Veteran of the Year supports Lakota students

Part of the reason West Chester Twp. veteran Jerry Nelson was chosen as one of Butler County’s two Veterans of the Year was his work with Lakota students on several programs the American Legion provides, some of which include college scholarships. The Butler County Veterans Service Commission picked Nelson and WWII prisoner of war Marvin Sizemore as their top veterans this year. RELATED: Butler...
Officer suffers fatal heart attack while on duty

Officer suffers fatal heart attack while on duty

A Virginia Beach police officer had a fatal heart attack Friday night while on duty.  >> Read more trending news  Officer Kelvin Bailey, who has 30 years on the force, unexpectedly went into cardiac arrest, WAVY reported.  He was taken to a hospital, where he died.
CAUGHT ON CAM: Dog goes on shoplifting spree

CAUGHT ON CAM: Dog goes on shoplifting spree

Security cameras in Istanbul, Turkey captured an unusual shoplifter -- a stray dog trying to steal a garment from a clothing shop in a shopping center. The dog made several attempts, as one of its efforts was foiled by a security guard. Security cameras show the same animal stealing a white T-shirt form another shop, as well as a shawl from a cafeteria in the shopping center.  The management...
Teacher wins $30K for self, $70K for school in national skilled trades contest

Teacher wins $30K for self, $70K for school in national skilled trades contest

A nationwide contest awarding cash prizes to the top skilled-trades teachers in the country named a Gwinnett County welding teacher as the first-place winner. >> Read more trending news  Charles Kachmar, who teaches metals and welding at Maxwell High School of Technology in Lawrenceville was awarded the 2018 Harbor Freight Tools for Schools Prize for Teaching Excellence, earning him and...
What you’re saying: Facebook reacts to ‘stand your ground’ gun bill passing Ohio House

What you’re saying: Facebook reacts to ‘stand your ground’ gun bill passing Ohio House

A “stand your ground” bill that passed the Ohio House this week would allow armed Ohioans facing a threat or perceived threat in public spaces to defend themselves with lethal force with no “duty to retreat” first. Supporters say having to seek a path of retreat puts people at risk of harm before they can defend themselves. To become law, the bill would still have to pass the...
Family's snow turkey a cool Thanksgiving greeting

Family's snow turkey a cool Thanksgiving greeting

A Pennsylvania family didn't let a snowfall dampen their Thanksgiving plans. >> Read more trending news  Instead, the appropriately-named Snow family created a giant snow turkey in their yard. Royanna Snow and daughters, Brooke and Britynn, took Thursday evening's snowfall in Oil City and created a frosty ode to Thanksgiving, The Derrick reported.  "Every year, we try to...
JUST IN: Legendary Dayton pizza restaurant closing for good 

JUST IN: Legendary Dayton pizza restaurant closing for good 

A Dayton classic known for its square-cut pizza, tacos and year-round Christmas lights will closing its doors by the end of the year. El Greco's Pizza Villa, 3976 Salem Ave., said it would close Dec. 22 in a Facebook message to fans this morning. Amber Cash, the restaurant’s manager, said owner Johna Sanchez hopes to find a buyer for the restaurant, which opened in the 1950s or...
How Springfield woman fared when she competed on Price is Right

How Springfield woman fared when she competed on Price is Right

Springfield resident Ellen Weidauer appeared on the popular daytime television game show, The Price is Right on Friday. She taped the show during a recent trip to California. Weidauer made it to the stage after making a winning bid on a smart TV with a media console. She was closest to the actual retail price of the $2,291 TV with a bid of $1,801. Once on the the stage, she was presented with the...
Pike County murders: Court docs reveal custody battle at heart of killings

Pike County murders: Court docs reveal custody battle at heart of killings

Sophia Wagner was just 2 when prosecutors say her father was part of the group who killed her mother and seven more family members. Little Sophia was not at any of the crime scenes when the execution-style murders happened. >> Read more trending news  Comparing her father’s indictment and custody documents he filed a week after the killings provides new insight into the charges against...
5 transported to hospital after Englewood nursing home fire

5 transported to hospital after Englewood nursing home fire

Five people were transported to an area hospital for smoke inhalation after a fire originated in a patient’s room at Pristine Senior Living and Post-Acute Care of Englewood Saturday morning. Crews were dispatched to the Lauricella Court facility at approximately 9:38 a.m. after the building had been evacuated.  “The staff responded appropriately from their training. Our guests and...
Kettering moves to give raises to hundreds of city workers

Kettering moves to give raises to hundreds of city workers

Kettering City Council will vote Nov. 27 on retroactive pay increases for hundreds of union and non-union employees. The 2018 city budget approved last December includes total personnel costs of $51 million. That’s two-thirds of the city’s operating budget. The $51 million included a 2 percent across-the-board pay increase. But the city has recently reached tentative union contracts that...
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