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Summer feeding program helps children eat a free meal

Summer feeding program helps children eat a free meal

Children that struggle to eat during the summer months now have a summer school feeding program that gives them places to go to get food. The Summer Food Service Program, sponsored by the State of Ohio, is coming to Trotwood starting June 4 to help feed students while school is out for the summer, according to News Center 7's Caroline Reinwald.  Employees in the Trotwood-Madison High School kitchen...
Sinkhole opens on White House lawn outside press briefing room

Sinkhole opens on White House lawn outside press briefing room

A sinkhole opened Tuesday on the North Lawn of the White House, outside the press briefing room. >> Read more trending news  Reporters shared pictures of the hole on Twitter. Voice of America’s Steve Herman noted that he’s been watching the hole grow bigger by the day. By Tuesday afternoon, yellow caution tape and orange cones encircled the hole. A green board was then thrown...
Animal advocates for more than a century

Animal advocates for more than a century

The areas longest-serving agency aiding animals, the Humane Society of Greater Dayton, got its start 116 years ago caring for animals – and humans. Here are 9 things to know about the history of the organization according to their research and Dayton Daily News archives: 1. First Established. The Humane Society of Greater Dayton was officially established Jan. 15, 1902 and was originally called...
5 things to know about flesh-eating bacteria in Florida waters

5 things to know about flesh-eating bacteria in Florida waters

The Florida Department of Health has a warning for Florida residents and tourists about a deadly strain of flesh-eating bacteria. Federal health officials have said Vibrio vulnificus infections have increased each year since 2000. As scary as that sounds, though, the likelihood of contracting the bacterium is still pretty small. “You are more likely to die in a car accident on the...
Ohio may ban sexting by anyone under 19; set up teen diversion program

Ohio may ban sexting by anyone under 19; set up teen diversion program

A bill that would ban sexting by anyone under age 19 and require courts to set up diversion programs for young offenders was approved by an Ohio House committee Tuesday night. Sexting is so rampant that many teens are finding troubles beyond their years in courts struggling to cope with the modern phenomenon. One study showed almost 15 percent of teens have sent a sext and nearly a quarter have received...
Ohio closer to allowing dogs on restaurant patios statewide

Ohio closer to allowing dogs on restaurant patios statewide

Restaurant owners and not public health officials would decide whether to allow dogs on outdoor patios and porches under a bill that passed an Ohio Senate panel Tuesday. State Sen. Bill Coley, R-West Chester, sponsored the bill. Coley, who likes to take his sheepdogs Wilby and Elwood with him on vacations, out to dinner and around town, said last month of the restaurant owners: “They know what...
Area Congressmen Jordan, Davidson won’t back farm bill

Area Congressmen Jordan, Davidson won’t back farm bill

Rep. Jim Jordan says he has no intention of voting for a farm bill until House Republicans have fulfilled campaign pledges to tackle immigration reform. “I ain’t going to vote for a farm bill until we figure out what we are going to do on immigration, plain and simple,” Jordan said during a press availability with House conservatives Tuesday. He said House Republicans have &ldquo...
Retired Marine with amputated legs turned away from Six Flags ride, park cites safety

Retired Marine with amputated legs turned away from Six Flags ride, park cites safety

A military veteran was dismayed to be turned away from a Six Flags Over Georgia ride the other day, but the park cites safety precautions. “We apologize to Mr. Jones for any inconvenience; however, to ensure safety, guests with certain disabilities are restricted from riding certain rides and attractions,” a statement from Six Flags said. “Our accessibility policy includes ride safety...
4-year-old ‘superhero’ on a mission to save Alabama’s homeless

4-year-old ‘superhero’ on a mission to save Alabama’s homeless

A 4-year-old boy in Birmingham, Alabama is saving the world one person at a time by handing out food and money to the local homeless community. He’s pitched in to build a new homeless shelter, donating $5,000, Birmingham mayor Randall Woodfin posted on Facebook: >> Read more trending news  Austin Perine wears a red satin superhero cape that helps him work faster because ...
Alcohol, tobacco more dangerous than many illegal drugs, study finds

Alcohol, tobacco more dangerous than many illegal drugs, study finds

Legal drugs, such as tobacco and alcohol, cause significantly more harm to people globally than illegal ones, a new international study suggests. But researchers say that’s not surprising, considering the varying prevalence of each. >> Read more trending news  The research, which was published this month in the journal Addiction, found that combined tobacco and alcohol...
Turner: HHS should release groundwater contamination study

Turner: HHS should release groundwater contamination study

A Dayton congressman has called on the head of the U.S. Health and Human Services to release a toxicology report that could recommend lower threshold levels for exposure to chemicals found in groundwater after the top leader at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said it was not responsible for its release. U.S. Rep. Mike Turner, R-Dayton, urged HHS Secretary Alex Azar to release the report Tuesday...
Kil-Kare rezoning vote results change, but recount awaits

Kil-Kare rezoning vote results change, but recount awaits

Results are still too close to call from the May 8 election on the Kil-Kare Speedway rezoning request referendum in Xenia Twp. After more ballots were counted, results show voters supporting the zoning change 617 to 614, according to Greene County Elections Director Llyn McCoy. That’s a different result from election night when the final, unofficial tally showed the zoning change being rejected...
Police apprehend 1 of 2 juveniles accused of taking car, cell phone, purse at gunpoint

Police apprehend 1 of 2 juveniles accused of taking car, cell phone, purse at gunpoint

One of two juveniles accused of taking a car at gunpoint is in custody after an alert Dayton police detective chased him down.  The foot pursuit occurred Tuesday afternoon in the area of Burwood Avenue and Germantown Street, Sgt. Creigee S. Coleman said, when the detective saw the two juveniles and the car that was stolen earlier in the day.  Police also recovered a gun the juvenile is believed...
Threat cancels Middletown High School’s last day of classes

Threat cancels Middletown High School’s last day of classes

A threat of deadly violence will close Middletown High School on Wednesday, prematurely ending the school year. A student tip about a possibly deadly threat appeared serious enough to cancel classes for the high school on what was to be the last day of the school year, Middletown School officials told this news outlet Tuesday. Superintendent Marlon Styles Jr. declined to reveal the nature of the threat...
Ohio step closer to having ‘Stand your ground’ gun law

Ohio step closer to having ‘Stand your ground’ gun law

A controversial bill to give armed Ohioans the right to “stand your ground” in public places such as parks, roads or stores moved out of a House committee on Tuesday. Ohio Gov. John Kasich, a Republican who now supports what he calls common sense gun control, has promised to veto the bill if it reaches his desk. House Bill 228 cleared the House Federalism and Interstate Relations Committee...
3 restaurants have now closed at this high-traffic location

3 restaurants have now closed at this high-traffic location

The closing of the Milano’s restaurant in West Chester Twp. marked the third eatery to shut down in the building near the corner of Tylersville and Cox roads. The Dayton-based restaurant chain announced Thursday that it had closed its location at at 7701 Voice of America Park Drive “effective immediately.” “It is with heavy hearts that we share this news and we so appreciate...
Hawaii volcano: 'Explosive eruption' at Kilauea summit spurs concerns over ash, laze

Hawaii volcano: 'Explosive eruption' at Kilauea summit spurs concerns over ash, laze

An “explosive eruption” at Kilauea's summit on Hawaii's Big Island early Tuesday prompted officials to warn residents to protect themselves from ash fallout as the volcano eruption continues into its third week. More than 40 structures have been destroyed in the eruption that started May 3. It has since inundated almost 325 acres around Kilauea with lava and lead to concerns about...
Three firefighters including Chief and Assistant Chief fired from local township’s fire department

Three firefighters including Chief and Assistant Chief fired from local township’s fire department

The Gasper Twp. Fire chief, assistant chief, and a third fire employee were terminated from their positions Monday following claims of timecard fraud, according to a township trustee.  Trustees voted to remove Fire Chief Tyler Claybaker, Assistant Chief Andrew Bekemeier, and a third employee Justin Wright after receiving claims they were submitting and approving hours they didn’t work,...
COSI announces plans for EPIC new science festival

COSI announces plans for EPIC new science festival

Now this is going to be big.  COSI announced today plans for one of the “largest science events in Ohio history.”The COSI Science Festival is set for May 1-4 2019. The four-day festival will showcase science around central Ohio and will conclude with a hands-on, day-long carnival-style celebration on the Scioto Peninsula outside COSI, according to a news release.  “The...
Sinclair trustees approve $130-million budget, give employees raises

Sinclair trustees approve $130-million budget, give employees raises

Sinclair Community College’s board of trustees approved a $130-million budget for the school today that includes an employee pay raise. Nearly all 3,000 full-time and part-time Sinclair faculty and staff will get a pay raise, according to the school. Full-time faculty could get a 2.5 percent salary pool raise and a number of faculty will be given one-time bonuses of either $1,440 or $3,600,...
Ohio inmates built computers in prison from spare parts

Ohio inmates built computers in prison from spare parts

Prisoners at Marion Correctional Institution built computers from harvested spare parts, pirated movies, installed illegal software and stashed a one-terabyte hard drive in a hidden compartment, according to a 27-page investigation released Tuesday by Ohio Inspector General Randy Meyer. The hidden hard drive contained pirated software, torrent downloads, photos and hard drive cleaning software. Meyer...
Shooter dead in Panama City, Florida standoff, reports say 

Shooter dead in Panama City, Florida standoff, reports say 

A standoff in Panama City, Florida, ended Tuesday with the death of the alleged shooter. When police were able to get inside the apartment of Kevin Robert Holroyd, they found the suspected killer dead in a gas-soaked apartment, according to the News Herald. Authorities were searching for Holroyd, 49, in connection with a murder Tuesday morning in Santa Rosa Beach in Walton County, according to the...
K-9 finds 60 lbs. of meth first day on job in California

K-9 finds 60 lbs. of meth first day on job in California

The newest member of the West Covina Police Department was praised after locating about 60 pounds of methamphetamine during his first day on the job. K-9 Rye found the drugs during a traffic stop Saturday, according to the West Covina Police Department’s Facebook post:  Officers stopped the silver 2010 Nissan Rouge for a vehicle code violation and found meth under the drivers seat. The...
11-year-old Springboro boy accused of making gun threat on school bus

11-year-old Springboro boy accused of making gun threat on school bus

An 11-year-old Springboro student accused of threatening to use a gun on a school bus last Friday — the same day 10 people were fatally shot at a school in Texas — was released from detention on Tuesday. MORE: Middletown High cancels last day after school threat On Friday, the Clearcreek Twp. boy is alleged to have said he had a gun in his backpack while riding the bus home from Springboro...
BREAKING: Both Dayton-area Zoup! restaurants shut down abruptly

BREAKING: Both Dayton-area Zoup! restaurants shut down abruptly

Both Dayton-area Zoup! restaurants have shut down permanently, its franchise co-owner told this news outlet today, Tuesday May 22. Zoup franchise owners opened their first Dayton-area restaurant adjacent to Whole Foods on Ohio 725 in Washington Twp.,  and opened its second location at 5235 Cornerstone North Boulevard in the Cornerstone of Centerville development in Centerville just four months...
R. Kelly loses lawsuit against Georgia venue after attorneys quit

R. Kelly loses lawsuit against Georgia venue after attorneys quit

R. Kelly’s lawsuit against a Georgia venue was thrown out when he failed to appear in court. In a May 15 filing, U.S. District Judge John Robert Blake dismissed the singer’s case against Macon Coliseum in Macon, Georgia. In the suit, Kelly’s management company, RSK Enterprises, claimed Macon Coliseum-operator Comcast Spectacor did not pay him $100,000 for a show he performed. Kelly...
Sheriff to school boards on security: What are you waiting for?

Sheriff to school boards on security: What are you waiting for?

Butler County’s top law officer continued his public pressure campaign against some local school boards Tuesday by calling for them to install metal detectors, reduce fire drills and add armed officers to schools. Sheriff Richard Jones released a letter on social media — prompted in part by last week’s shooting massacre at Santa Fe High School in Texas — that he said had been...
Dayton police ask for help in fatal drive-by shooting of grandmother

Dayton police ask for help in fatal drive-by shooting of grandmother

Dayton police have no suspects and few solid leads about who shot and killed a 62-year-old grandmother during a drive-by shooting Saturday evening on Euclid Avenue. That’s why they’re asking for the public’s help for what they termed a “heinous” and “sad” crime. Dayton police Lt. Gregg Gaby on Tuesday wouldn’t answer specific questions about how many...
Police: Piqua man arrested after making school shooting threats

Police: Piqua man arrested after making school shooting threats

A 21-year-old Piqua man was arrested Tuesday after police said he made threats to carry out a school shooting.  Around 9 a.m. Tuesday, Piqua police received a call that a man made threats, including “shooting up” a school, using explosives, and referring to other school shootings as “amateurs,” Piqua Police Chief Bruce Jamison said in a media release. Following...
CDC researcher Timothy Cunningham’s death ruled a suicide by drowning

CDC researcher Timothy Cunningham’s death ruled a suicide by drowning

The death of an Atlanta researcher whose body was pulled from the Chattahoochee River has been ruled a suicide by drowning, the Fulton County Medical Examiner said Tuesday.  >> Read more trending news  Timothy Cunningham, an epidemiologist with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, was reported missing Feb. 14 from his northwest Atlanta home. On April 3, the 35-year-old&rsquo...
FedEx driver killed on Florida interstate when truck blows tire, hits car

FedEx driver killed on Florida interstate when truck blows tire, hits car

A FedEx driver died Tuesday on a Florida interstate highway when a blown tire caused his freight truck to collide with a car, the Tampa Bay Times reported. The 22-year-old delivery driver, whose name has not been released by the Florida Highway Patrol, was eastbound on an outside lane of I-4 east of Tampa when a tire blew out on his freight truck at 10 a.m., troopers said. The FedEx tractor-trailer...
Man allegedly breaks into home, followed by family dog

Man allegedly breaks into home, followed by family dog

A family’s dog makes a great watch dog. He watched as someone broke into his owners’ Massachusetts home. In a video released by the Milton Police Department, the man can be seen breaking into the home through a back door two weeks ago, Boston25News reported. He walked into different rooms asking if anyone was home, and eventually saw cameras and left the house with his face covered...
Army veteran drowns while saving fiancee's daughter

Army veteran drowns while saving fiancee's daughter

An Army Reserve member drowned in a Texas lake Saturday as he tried to save his fiancee's 6-year-old daughter, The Dallas Morning News reported. Brandyn Mitchell, 25, dove into Lake Ray Roberts near the north Texas city of Denton to help Keira Herrera get back onto a flotation device, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported. "He was already on the float with (Keira) when she was struggling...
Cost in wake of Hamilton superintendent’s departure climbs higher

Cost in wake of Hamilton superintendent’s departure climbs higher

The bills for the investigation and departure of former Hamilton Schools Superintendent Tony Orr keep adding up, edging closer to a quarter of a million dollars, according to records obtained by the Journal-News. Earlier this month this news outlet was the first to report that Orr’s resignation — as part of a separation agreement on April 12 — will cost at least $231,587 in paid...
Traffic crashes are increasing in the region. Here’s what you need to know.

Traffic crashes are increasing in the region. Here’s what you need to know.

More than 58,000 crashes happened in the Miami Valley between 2014 to 2016 — nearly one every 27 minutes. A recently released analysis of crashes in the region by the Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission showed a variety of trends in traffic accidents in the valley. Here’s what you need to know about the report: There was a 24 percent increase in crashes over the four-year period...
Witness: Postal worker taken to hospital after being chased by dog

Witness: Postal worker taken to hospital after being chased by dog

A postal worker fell and injured his head in Middletown today while being chased by a dog, according to a witness at the scene. Paramedics responded to the 2100 block of Winton Street this afternoon and transported someone to Atrium Medical Center. MORE: Butler County officer dies after motorcycle accident Dispatchers said they couldn’t release any information on the man’s injuries or...
Ohio looks to decide what police body, dashboard video is public

Ohio looks to decide what police body, dashboard video is public

An Ohio House panel passed a bill Tuesday that would change which dashboard camera and police body camera videos are public and when police can withhold them from release. “This bill protects privacy rights, while also providing transparency and accountability for those involved. As new technology is utilized, we must continue to protect our citizens and my bill takes measures to ensure that...
'I am ugly crying:' 5-year-old with autism says first word in McDonald's drive-thru

'I am ugly crying:' 5-year-old with autism says first word in McDonald's drive-thru

A 5-year-old girl in Athens, Alabama, gave her mom the surprise of a lifetime during a trip through a McDonald’s drive-thru. >> Read more trending news  Briana Blankenship shared the video of her daughter, Taylor, saying the word “mama” for the first time, according to WXIN. Blankenship tells WXIN that Taylor has nonverbal autism and has never spoken until now...
Houston Texans star J.J. Watt visits Santa Fe High School shooting victims 

Houston Texans star J.J. Watt visits Santa Fe High School shooting victims 

Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt continues to make an impact in the wake of the mass shooting at a southeastern Texas high school, KTRK reported. Watt visited some of the victims injured in the deadly shooting at Santa Fe High School on Monday and took photographs with them and their nurses at the hospital. He also visited several victims at their homes, KHOU reported. A gunman opened...
Remembering the fallen: Roll call event Wednesday at AF museum

Remembering the fallen: Roll call event Wednesday at AF museum

An annual memorial roll call reciting the names of 2,800 fallen service members from the region is set for 9 a.m. Wednesday, May 23, in Memorial Park on the grounds of the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. Gold Star family member Catherine Beers-Conrad, an Air Force veteran whose father, Army Sgt. 1st Class Jack Beers, was killed in action in Vietnam, will speak at the ceremony. RELATED: Services...
Butler County officer dies after motorcycle accident

Butler County officer dies after motorcycle accident

A Butler County corrections officer has died following a motorcycle accident earlier this month, according to the sheriff’s office. FIRST REPORT: Medical helicopter called to motorcycle crash in Preble County Corrections Sgt. Carol Seals, 54, died from injuries as a result of the accident, Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones said today. The accident occurred on May 12 along Gettysburg Drake...
Louisiana man charged with driving lawn mower while drunk

Louisiana man charged with driving lawn mower while drunk

A south Louisiana man was arrested Saturday after sheriff’s deputies said they saw him driving a lawn mower while drunk. Brian K. Cheramie, 59, of Cut Off, is charged with second-offense driving while intoxicated, according to the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office. He was also booked on an outstanding contempt of court warrant. Sheriff’s Office officials reported that deputies...
R. Kelly sued by Texas woman for sexual battery, false imprisonment, claims he gave her STD

R. Kelly sued by Texas woman for sexual battery, false imprisonment, claims he gave her STD

R&B singer R. Kelly is involved in yet another lawsuit in which he is accused of sexual assault. The New York Times reported that Faith A. Rodgers, a 20-year-old Texas woman, filed a suit in a New York court. Rodgers said she was 19 when she started a relationship with Kelly. >> Read more trending news  NYT reported that, according to the filing, Rodgers said she...
Warren County man faces 19 charges in connection with break-ins

Warren County man faces 19 charges in connection with break-ins

A 35-year-old Warren County man remained in the county jail today while facing 19 charges stemming from break-ins between April 28 and May 2, including at a restaurant where he once worked outside Lebanon, according to an indictment reported on Monday. Sean McIntosh of South Lebanon is to arraigned at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Warren County Common Pleas Court on charges of receiving stolen property; possession...
Dayton teachers union: Project Veritas sting video is ‘gross misrepresentation’

Dayton teachers union: Project Veritas sting video is ‘gross misrepresentation’

Project Veritas, a conservative political organization focused on undercover “sting” operations, released a series of videos Tuesday in which employees ask Ohio teachers union leaders for help dealing with fictitious teacher-student incidents. One of the videos shows a crying woman asking Dayton teachers union President David Romick how to handle a situation between a student and her fiancé...
Teen takes late boyfriend’s father to senior prom

Teen takes late boyfriend’s father to senior prom

It was supposed to be the dance of a lifetime, but a Pennsylvania teen’s boyfriend passed away before prom day arrived. Carter Brown died last month when he was heading home from college to surprise his girlfriend Kaylee Suders.  He was killed when his car crossed the centerline and was hit head-on, The Associated Press reported. >> Read more trending news  They had been dating...
Lawyers seek review of death sentence for 23-year-old Clayton man

Lawyers seek review of death sentence for 23-year-old Clayton man

The lawyers fighting the death penalty ordered for a former Northmont High School student want the Ohio Supreme Court to reconsider its affirmation of the sentence and scheduling of the execution. Austin Myers’ lawyers said in a motion filed this morning that they want the state’s highest court to overturn the conviction and call a new trial “or in the alternative that his sentence...
New York parents take 30-year-old son to court to force him to move out

New York parents take 30-year-old son to court to force him to move out

A New York couple is asking the Supreme Court of New York State to step in and help get their 30-year-old son to move out of their home.  Christina and Mark Rotondo stated through court filings that they have been trying to get their son, Michael Rotondo, to move out of their Camillus home for several months, according to WSTM. >> Read more trending news  As evidence, the couple...
Fans say Brandi Chastain's Hall of Fame plaque is a bust

Fans say Brandi Chastain's Hall of Fame plaque is a bust

American soccer legend Brandi Chastain is one of the most recognizable women athletes in the world. But sports fans were scratching their heads after viewing her plaque as she was inducted into the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame on Monday night. In their minds, Chastain’s bust was, well, a bust. Ann Killion of the San Francisco Chronicle, who wrote inscription for the plaque, called the rendition...
Ohio House delays vote to pick new House speaker

Ohio House delays vote to pick new House speaker

House Republicans in Ohio again brought their decision on former House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger’s successor to a halt, calling off a scheduled vote that’s needed before any more laws can be made. The official reason for canceling Tuesday’s vote on an interim speaker was too few lawmakers could attend. However, there were also rumblings that the impasse that kept Republicans from...
Hurricane season: What is the Saffir-Simpson scale; how does it work; is there a Category 6?

Hurricane season: What is the Saffir-Simpson scale; how does it work; is there a Category 6?

One was a structural engineer who thought in the ways engineers are trained to – logically and result-oriented.  The other, a meteorologist who, at age 6, had survived one of the deadliest hurricanes to ever hit the United States, and was eager to warn others of the destructive potential of a tropical weather system.  Together, engineer Herbert Saffir and meteorologist Robert Simpson...
3 Middletown residents to plead guilty to plotting $1.2M jewelry heist

3 Middletown residents to plead guilty to plotting $1.2M jewelry heist

Three Middletown residents accused of stealing $1.2 million in diamonds and jewelry during a 2016 heist will plead guilty in U.S. District Court in Cincinnati today, according to our partners at WCPO. Amit “Alex” Patel, 28; Mimi Chang, 42; and Danny Ray Horne, 28, are charged with conspiring to rob two New York salesman after a jewelry show in Pennyslvania. The salesman stopped at...
Avril Lavigne reportedly dating Phillip Sarofim, son of Texas billionaire

Avril Lavigne reportedly dating Phillip Sarofim, son of Texas billionaire

Avril Lavigne has reportedly been dating Phillip Sarofim, the son of Texas billionaire Fayez Sarofim, according to E! News. Lavigne and Sarofim have been dating for two to three months, according to an unnamed source. The rumored new relationship comes after Lavigne, 33, split from Canadian music producer J.R. Rotem. >> Read more trending news  ET Canada reported that the news of the...
Hamilton shooting victim dies; murder charge sought by prosecutor

Hamilton shooting victim dies; murder charge sought by prosecutor

New charges will be sought against a Hamilton man now that the alleged victim of a shooting earlier this month has died, according to the Butler County Prosecutor’s Office. MORE: Hamilton man facing several charges from weekend shooting Broderick Malik Jones Roberts, 20, was indicted last week for aggravated robbery, felonious assault and having weapons under disability for allegedly shooting...

OPINION: Helping police understand people with disabilities

A concern of mine is to either be driving or riding with someone and getting pulled over by a police officer who hasn’t been properly trained on how to communicate and deal with a person who has a disability. First, let me commend all members of law enforcement, because I know they work very hard keeping our city safe. Truly, law enforcement officers have a very dangerous job and I appreciate...
Maryland police officer killed; 4 teens arrested, authorities say

Maryland police officer killed; 4 teens arrested, authorities say

Four teenagers were in custody Tuesday after a Maryland police officer was killed during a traffic stop in Baltimore County one day earlier, authorities said. Update 11:12 a.m. EDT Tuesday: Baltimore County police confirmed Tuesday that the officer killed Monday was Officer Amy Caprio. She had worked for the department for nearly four years. Authorities arrested four teenagers in connection...
Crash that killed woman helping others leads to calls for safety measures in fast-growing area

Crash that killed woman helping others leads to calls for safety measures in fast-growing area

A floral memorial stands across from the site of a fatal incident earlier this month that resulted in the death of a Butler County woman who was assisting crash victims. The crash and resulting death of the woman providing aid has heightened residents’ concerns about traffic safety in the fast-growing area along the Butler-Warren county line, east of Interstate 75. Tina Campbell, 53, of Liberty...
Hamilton honors veteran from trailblazing group of Marines

Hamilton honors veteran from trailblazing group of Marines

Part of the Hamilton’s South Second Street, where Robert Watson lived when he was drafted into the military, will be named after the man who received a Congressional Gold Medal in 2013 for his Marine service. Hamilton City Council recently designated the segment of the street between Pershing Avenue and Knightsbridge Drive as “Robert Watson Way.” Addresses along the street will continue...
Water main break prompts boil advisory for Waynesville 

Water main break prompts boil advisory for Waynesville 

The Village of Waynesville has issued a boil advisory for residents on Third Street between Franklin Road and Chapman Street. The advisory will last until Thursday at 10 a.m. Water will be shut off in those areas until 4 p.m. Tuesday,  while crews repair a water main break. If you have any questions or concerns you can call the Waynesville administrative offices 513-897-8015. 

Elections board: Failed levy results upheld; 2 races still in balance

The Montgomery County Board of Elections on Tuesday certified the results of the May 8 primary, including two close levies that nearly triggered recounts. Four candidates, however, will wait until a May 30 recount to see which two are seated on the Montgomery County Democratic Party Central Committee in two elections each separated by a vote. TRENDING: Will you have a medical marijuana shop near you?...
More than 100 tea party leaders push for Jim Jordan as speaker

More than 100 tea party leaders push for Jim Jordan as speaker

More than 100 Tea Party leaders have sent an open letter to Rep. Jim Jordan urging him to immediately declare himself a candidate for speaker. “You must take the lead,” read the letter, signed by Tea Party and ultra-conservative leaders including Ed Meese, who was attorney general for President Ronald Reagan, Jenny Beth Martin, the chairman of the Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund and Eunie...
Texas woman gives birth prematurely in prison, accuses jailers of ignoring her

Texas woman gives birth prematurely in prison, accuses jailers of ignoring her

A woman in a Texas prison said jailers ignored her pleas when she went into premature labor, forcing her to deliver the baby on her own, WFAA reported. The woman claims jail officials believed she was faking labor. Shaye Bear was five months pregnant when she said she gave birth to a 1-pound, 2-ounce baby on Thursday. She claimed guards ignored her screams and pleas for help, WFAA reported. &ldquo...
Manufacturer to open $21 million plant in Dayton, add 50 jobs

Manufacturer to open $21 million plant in Dayton, add 50 jobs

A plastic packaging manufacturer plans to hire 50 people by April for a new plant by the Dayton International Airport. Alpla, an international manufacturer that makes plastic packaging, said in a statement this morning that it will spend $21 million on the new plant next to the airport. RELATED: Votes boost Cargill, airport building projects The plant will take 154,000 square feet of a West National...
Body of man found in Springfield park identified

Body of man found in Springfield park identified

Newscenter 7’s Sean Cudahy spoke with a park visitor who said she’s shaken up by Tuesday’s news.  “It's kind of scary, you've got young kids of your own,” said Helen Threats. “I just hope that they find whoever did it.” A news release put out by the City of Springfield on Tuesday evening says no arrests have been made in the incident, and anyone with...
What is laze? Hawaii volcano lava reaches Pacific Ocean

What is laze? Hawaii volcano lava reaches Pacific Ocean

Lava from the Kilauea volcano has reached the Pacific Ocean off of Hawaii’s Big Island, creating a massive plume of “laze” - a toxic mixture of lava and haze. Laze is formed when lava enters the ocean and sets off a series of chemical reactions. The seawater cools the lava and transforms it into glass, which shatters, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS)....
How an anonymous tip led to the arrest of a man with vicious dogs, a grenade launcher and drug tools

How an anonymous tip led to the arrest of a man with vicious dogs, a grenade launcher and drug tools

An anonymous letter to a police drug task force initiated an investigation, arrest and prosecution of an alleged Dayton drug dealer who had two “vicious” dogs, a grenade launcher and drug trafficking tools in a home where he operated, according to federal court records. Davon “Vonno” Lundy, 37, is accused of selling methamphetamine and cocaine, according to a complaint and...
Do you work as a caregiver for someone with a disability? Demand high

Do you work as a caregiver for someone with a disability? Demand high

Local agencies that support people with disabilities are struggling to hire enough caregivers. Demand is high for these direct support workers, which play a critical role assisting people with disabilities with day-to-day tasks. But the turnover in the profession is high and the pay can be low. If you work at as a direct support professional or if you rely on the services of direct support professionals...
WATCH: What’s the latest on Fairmont High School’s $10M auditorium construction?

WATCH: What’s the latest on Fairmont High School’s $10M auditorium construction?

The new auditorium at Fairmont High School is deep into construction along Shroyer Boulevard. Block walls have begun to creep toward the sidewalk and will eventually result in a glass-fronted lobby that will give the building a fresher look.  Big improvements over the old theater, which was demolished, include more space. The new auditorium, including the lobby, will be 19,200 square feet. And...
Man beat dog with baseball bat after it ate his Whopper, police say

Man beat dog with baseball bat after it ate his Whopper, police say

A Dartmouth man is accused of beating his dog with a baseball bat because it ate his Whopper. Gregory Ostiguy hid behind a barrier in court Monday as he was arraigned on animal cruelty charges. Police said the attack occurred Friday. >> Read more trending news  The dog was treated by a veterinarian and is expected to survive. Ostiguy was also charged with animal cruelty in 2009...
$60M luxury community to be built on Sugarcreek golf course

$60M luxury community to be built on Sugarcreek golf course

Plans are moving forward in Sugarcreek Twp. to build a senior living facility as well as apartments, town homes and duplexes on land currently devoted to the game of golf. A sign in front of the Rollandia Golf Center, 4990 Wilmington Pike, tells passersby The Grand of Sugarcreek is taking reservations for senior citizens looking for independent/assisted living or memory care residential accommodations...
Clark County Pet of the Week

Clark County Pet of the Week

Meet Denny. She is a sweet Pit mix who is looking for a new home. Denny loves to play, is dog friendly and is kennel trained. Her adoption fee is $173 and that includes her spay, vaccinations including rabies, worming, microchip with free lifetime registration and 2018 dog license. Come meet Denny today at the Clark County Dog Shelter, 5201 Urbana Road, in Springfield. Shelter hours are noon to 4...
USPS announces first scratch and sniff postal stamps

USPS announces first scratch and sniff postal stamps

Ahh ... the smell of summer and freshly delivered mail? The United States Postal Service announced Monday that it is adding a new feature to its postage stamps: scratch and sniff. And the first outing for the new design will come with the smell of popsicles that harken back to long and hot summer days. >> Read more trending news  The new Frozen Treats Forever stamps won’t be out until...
Rattlesnake slithers into Texas house through dog door

Rattlesnake slithers into Texas house through dog door

A woman relaxing in her Texas home last week was rattled when she heard her dogs barking. That’s because a rattlesnake had slithered into her house through a dog door, KAMR reported. The woman was in her Amarillo home at Highland Park Village when she said he heard a rattle and then her dogs becoming agitated. After finding the snake, the woman called a maintenance man, who safely...
Sears to close 40 more locations: Is the end near?

Sears to close 40 more locations: Is the end near?

Sears is going to close another 40 stores this summer on top of the 166 locations announced earlier this year. The locations include Sears and Kmart stores in Ohio, but not in the Dayton region, according to Business Insider. The company closed more than 100 stores in March and April, which included 64 Kmart stores and 39 Sears locations, many of which were located in malls. Last year, the retailer...
Ex-youth soccer coach makes first appearance in court

Ex-youth soccer coach makes first appearance in court

The former president of the Southwest Soccer Club in Germantown indicted on multiple sex-related charges pleaded not guilty in court and was released on his own recognizance. Justin K. Smith, 41, was charged with two counts of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, two counts of sexual battery, and two counts of sexual imposition, according to a report from the Montgomery County Prosecutor’s...
Teen bound in Huber Heights, father’s body found 19 miles away in Springfield park

Teen bound in Huber Heights, father’s body found 19 miles away in Springfield park

A father was found dead in a Springfield park Tuesday after his ex-girlfriend called 911 to report their son and another boy were bound with zip ties by unknown intruders at the father’s Huber Heights home.   The 911 caller said her 14-year-old son said his father left the Shull Road house in Huber Heights around 11 the night before and didn’t return.  Hours later the woman...
Labrador becomes foster dad to orphaned ducklings

Labrador becomes foster dad to orphaned ducklings

A 10-year-old Labrador has made way for ducklings after their mother disappeared and left the baby birds orphaned. His name is Fred and is the “resident dog” at Mountfitchet Castle in Essex, England, Insider reported. In something straight out of a children’s book, Fred has taken over for the missing mother and has become a foster dad to the nine chicks. >> Read more trending...
Florida man at playground uses vulgarities to tell kids where babies come from

Florida man at playground uses vulgarities to tell kids where babies come from

A Florida man was arrested Sunday after he allegedly climbed on a piece of equipment at a playground and began yelling, using a vulgar description to tell children where babies came from, The Tampa Bay Times reported. Otis Dawayne Ryan, 30, was taken into custody on a charge of disorderly conduct. The incident took place at Clearwater Beach and was witnessed by a police officer who was in the...
Piqua man pleads in nunchucks attack, standoff with police

Piqua man pleads in nunchucks attack, standoff with police

A Piqua man accused of attacking a neighbor with nunchucks and engaging police in a standoff in January pleaded no contest Monday to attempted felonious assault and tampering with evidence as part of a plea agreement. Lenvil Persinger, 43, originally faced charges of felony aggravated burglary, felonious assault and tampering with evidence. He was described by Piqua police at the time of the January...
Monkey business: Monkey escapes carrier at Texas airport

Monkey business: Monkey escapes carrier at Texas airport

It was all monkey business at the San Antonio International Airport Monday after a Rhesus macaque was able to escape its crate and run amok. >> Read more trending news  The monkey named Dawkins, which was at one point identified as a baboon, was on board American Airlines flight 1014 from Chicago and was originally coming from Boston’s Logan Airport. When crews moved the crate from...
Calling 911 doesn’t mean they’ll be able to find you

Calling 911 doesn’t mean they’ll be able to find you

Cincinnati teen Kyle Plush did what he was supposed to do in an emergency: he called 911. But police couldn’t find him and he suffocated in his family’s van after he became trapped between the back seat and the back door. The case of Kyle Plush, which drew national attention and anger — much of it directed at the police response — showed the imperfections of the 911 system...
Democrats’ newest midterm pitch: A crackdown on corruption

Democrats’ newest midterm pitch: A crackdown on corruption

Democrats plan to highlight allegations of corruption surrounding the Trump administration — and a legislative agenda to prevent future abuses — as they continue rolling out their party platform ahead of November's midterm elections.  The first planks of the "A Better Deal" platform, released last year, focused on the party's economic agenda. Now, with questions about pay-to-play...
Ross Twp. to ask voters for more police funds

Ross Twp. to ask voters for more police funds

Hoping to halt the revolving door at the Ross Twp. police department, the majority of trustees voted to ask taxpayers for more money in November to hire three full-time police officers and bring a detective on full-time. MORE: Butler County police, fire face staffing shortages Trustees approved a ballot question last week — by a vote of 2 to 1 — that if successful, will bring in a total...
Report: This is the hottest (little-known) career in America right now

Report: This is the hottest (little-known) career in America right now

The hottest job in America may be one you've never heard of, but demand for people who can fulfill the roll is very high – as is its starting pay. If you're qualified to be a data scientist, according to Bloomberg, you may find companies fighting for your services. Andrew Gardner, a senior machine learning manager in Atlanta at Symantec Corp., an IT security firm, works to fill roles at...
Kayaker bitten by rattlesnake, cousin clarifies story; victim’s condition upgraded

Kayaker bitten by rattlesnake, cousin clarifies story; victim’s condition upgraded

A day on the water turned into a man’s fight for life after a rattlesnake fell into his boat as he was going down the river. But the man’s cousin said that’s not exactly what happen, despite what first responders said. Colleton County fire-rescue said that Michael Adams, 28, bitten when the snake fell into his boat from a tree, WCIV reported. The man was enjoying the Edisto River...
Zombies in Florida? City alert accidentally blames the undead for power outage

Zombies in Florida? City alert accidentally blames the undead for power outage

Don't worry, Florida residents: You still have time to prepare for the zombie apocalypse, even though a strange alert sent early Sunday may have had many Lake Worth residents thinking otherwise. >> Read more trending news  According to the Palm Beach Post, the South Florida city mistakenly issued a "zombie alert for residents of Lake Worth and Terminus" – likely...
Trump to meet S. Korea’s Moon amid signs that partnership is faltering on N. Korea

Trump to meet S. Korea’s Moon amid signs that partnership is faltering on N. Korea

President Donald Trump will meet with South Korean President Moon Jae-in at the White House on Tuesday amid signs that his close partnership with Seoul in brokering a historic nuclear deal with North Korea's Kim Jong Un is faltering.  Moon's top aides presented Trump in March with the invitation from Kim to hold the unprecedented summit, an offer Trump accepted on the spot. But Moon's visit to...
Mexican candidates take hard line on Trump

Mexican candidates take hard line on Trump

The four candidates to be president of Mexico called each other liars and hypocrites. They slung demeaning nicknames. They lobbed accusations about each other's alleged corruption and pampered families.  But if there was one thing that the candidates agreed on in a debate Sunday night, it was President Donald Trump.  The candidates charted a similar course: Each said he would demand respect...
High school arranges early graduation so mother with cancer can see twin daughters receive diplomas

High school arranges early graduation so mother with cancer can see twin daughters receive diplomas

When twin sisters Morgan and Regan McVey graduate Thursday from Talawanda High School, it will actually be their second commencement ceremony. Earlier this year, the school provided a special moment for the seniors and their mother, who was diagnosed with cancer last fall. MORE: Talawanda graduate doing great work throughout Butler County As the school year moved into its second semester, it was evident...
Xi Jinping can make or break any deal between Trump and Kim

Xi Jinping can make or break any deal between Trump and Kim

President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un will meet next month to negotiate a deal that could avert nuclear war. But the ultimate success of any agreement hinges on someone else: China's President Xi Jinping.  As North Korea's largest trading partner, China's enforcement of United Nations sanctions helped bring Kim to the negotiating table while also shielding his regime from Trump's warnings of...
Blankenship says he will make a third-party run for Senate in West Virginia

Blankenship says he will make a third-party run for Senate in West Virginia

Controversial former coal baron Don Blankenship said Monday that he is launching a third-party campaign for the Senate after losing in West Virginia's Republican primary, a decision that could complicate the GOP's efforts to keep its majority in the midterm elections.  Blankenship, who finished third in the Republican primary for Senate in West Virginia earlier this month, said in a statement...
They spoke Spanish in a Montana store. Then a border agent asked for their IDs

They spoke Spanish in a Montana store. Then a border agent asked for their IDs

In the small town of Havre, Montana, the Town Pump Convenience Store is about the only shop open after midnight. It was about that time last Wednesday when a pair of friends, Ana Suda, who was out of eggs, and Mimi Hernandez, whose daughter needed milk, walked into the store.  Suda does not recall what they discussed while they browsed the store, but she knows they conversed in Spanish. That...
When to spot International Space Station flyover in Dayton this week

When to spot International Space Station flyover in Dayton this week

There will be several chances to see the International Space Station fly over Dayton this week, said Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini. Clouds should be decreasing this evening, giving viewers a clear shot of finding the station. The ISS will appear in the southwest sky and drop below the horizon in the east/northeast sky around 9:30 p.m. It will take about six minutes and reach 59 degrees...
Divisions within Trump team undercut quick trade victory with China

Divisions within Trump team undercut quick trade victory with China

By the time U.S. negotiators wrapped up high-level talks with a visiting Chinese delegation last week, President Donald Trump’s ambitions for a multibillion-dollar trade agreement had, for the time being, shriveled into a blandly worded communiqué without any dollar figures. It was not clear that the talks set a path to success.  Ceaseless infighting and jockeying for influence on...
Who won 'American Idol' 2018? Winner revealed in season finale

Who won 'American Idol' 2018? Winner revealed in season finale

Maddie Poppe took home the “American Idol” crown Monday night, beating out Caleb Lee Hutchinson, a Georgia country singer. Poppe, a 19-year-old Iowa singer-songwriter, was so overtaken by emotion that she couldn’t finish her original song, “Going Going Gone.” The rest of the top 10 plus Katy Perry joined her on stage. Hutchinson even sang a few lines himself...
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