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Air Quality Alert for some today; storms and humidity to end week

Air Quality Alert for some today; storms and humidity to end week

Butler and Warren counties are under a Air Quality Alert from 6 a.m. until 9 p.m. today.  Nice again today with highs in mid-80s Clouds roll in and humidity rises tonight Thunderstorms over weekend, possibly severe Friday Today: Mostly sunny skies are expected with some increase in clouds late in the day and evening, said Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Jesse Maag...
Husband, wife accused of raping children, committing sex crimes over 10-year span

Husband, wife accused of raping children, committing sex crimes over 10-year span

A west Tennessee husband and wife are accused of committing sex crimes against children over a 10-year span. John and Dava Henley are charged with two counts of rape and four counts of aggravated sexual battery.  John Henley is also charged with aggravated rape of a child and rape of a child, according to the indictments. Investigators said in one charge, the couple verbally directed...
Fort Hunter Liggett tent collapse: 22 injured at California military base, officials say

Fort Hunter Liggett tent collapse: 22 injured at California military base, officials say

More than 20 people were injured late Wednesday when a tent collapsed at Fort Hunter Liggett in California, officials said. Update 2:26 a.m. EDT July 19: According to the military base’s official Twitter account, 22 soldiers were hurt when “a U.S. Army UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter landing’s rotor wash blew over a tent structure” in a “remote training area.&rdquo...
1 hospitalized after mobile home fire in Clark County

1 hospitalized after mobile home fire in Clark County

UPDATE @ 3:15 a.m: One person was transported to an area hospital after a fire occurred at a mobile home in South Vienna early Thursday morning. Fire crews responded to the 10000 block of Buena Vista Road just after 2 a.m. on a fully involved trailer fire, according to initial reports. Damage estimates were not immediately available, however, officials said damage to the inside of the trailer...
Man dies after eating raw oysters at Florida restaurant, report says

Man dies after eating raw oysters at Florida restaurant, report says

A man died from a Vibrio vulnificus bacterial infection after eating raw oysters at a Florida restaurant, health officials say. The 71-year-old man reportedly died two days after eating the raw oysters in a Sarasota restaurant. Health officials have not said which restaurant. "We have an individual that consumed some raw oysters and to the best of our knowledge had no exposure to salt water...
WPAFB Thursday Weather: Dry for the day, rain expected into the weekend

WPAFB Thursday Weather: Dry for the day, rain expected into the weekend

WRIGHT PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE—Dry weather is in the forecast Thursday with temperatures rebounding into the middle 80s. There is a chance showers could arrive overnight. Rain chances increase by Friday afternoon with much needed rainfall expected for the coming weekend. One or two storms could  be stronger, especially southwest of Dayton by evening. Temperatures will remain near...

Opinion: Trump calls off Cold War II

Beginning his joint press conference with Vladimir Putin, President Trump declared that U.S. relations with Russia have “never been worse.” He then added pointedly, that just changed “about four hours ago.” It certainly did. With his remarks in Helsinki and at the NATO summit in Brussels, Trump has signaled a historic shift in U.S. foreign policy that may determine the future...

Opinion: Two cheers for democratic socialists

WASHINGTON — “Socialism has known increments of success, basic failure and massive betrayal. Yet it is more relevant to the humane construction of the twenty-first century than any other idea.” With those words, the late Michael Harrington began his book “Socialism,” published in 1972. In his day, Harrington was often called “America’s leading socialist.&rdquo...
Man suffers stab wound to the leg in Dayton

Man suffers stab wound to the leg in Dayton

A man who was stabbed in the leg late Wednesday night was taken to Miami Valley Hospital. Crews were called around 11 p.m. to the 1000 block of East Stewart Street in Dayton. The victim’s stab wound was not life-threatening, police said. Officers were searching the area for a suspect. It’s not clear whether anyone was arrested.
Texas woman sentenced to jail for trying to take 40 conchs from Key West waters

Texas woman sentenced to jail for trying to take 40 conchs from Key West waters

A Texas woman has been sentenced to 15 days in jail and a $500 fine for trying to take 40 queen conchs out of Key West, Florida, and home to Dallas. >> Read more trending news  Diana Fiscal-Gonzalez pleaded no contest on July 13 to second-degree misdemeanor charges related to removing the state-protected mollusks from ocean waters, according to Florida Keys News.  Fiscal-Gonzalez,...
Mother charged for allegedly allowing two men to rape her toddler

Mother charged for allegedly allowing two men to rape her toddler

A mother in Independence, Missouri is facing child abuse charges after she admitted to taking her 2 year-old daughter to a home where two men allegedly raped the child. According to KSHB, Azzie Watson was charged with three counts of abuse or neglect and one count of child endangerment. On June 29, police in Kansas City were called to a hospital to investigate a report of a rape, according to WDAF...
Overflow crowd divided on arming Hamilton school staffers

Overflow crowd divided on arming Hamilton school staffers

The high-stakes debate on arming Hamilton school staffers brought out a high number of residents Wednesday evening during a special town hall meeting. The standing-room-only event, which was co-sponsored by Hamilton Schools and the city’s police department, was designed to gauge community opinions about the school system’s plan to arm some specially trained school employees in the coming...
Huber Heights officer uses Taser to stop fight that leads to ‘Signal 99’ call for assistance

Huber Heights officer uses Taser to stop fight that leads to ‘Signal 99’ call for assistance

About three or four people were issued courts summonses for disorderly conduct tonight after they were fighting in the street. A Huber Heights police officer was called to a report of people arguing on Chesham Drive. As the officer got out of his cruiser, some of them started to fight and others joined in, Huber Heights police Sgt. David Garlow said. “He had to deploy his Taser against one of...
General store employee diagnosed with hepatitis A in Wayne County, Indiana

General store employee diagnosed with hepatitis A in Wayne County, Indiana

A case of hepatitis A has been diagnosed in an employee who handled food at Casey's General Store located at 704 E. Main Street in Centerville, IN.  According to a press release issued by the Wayne County Health Department, an investigation found the employee worked while ill on July 5. Anyone who consumed food or drink that was prepared at the store on or between July 5 to July 12 is advised...
Early dinners don’t just help fight body fat — they may lower cancer risk, study finds

Early dinners don’t just help fight body fat — they may lower cancer risk, study finds

Consuming your calories earlier in the day rather than later has been known to boost weight loss and fight body fat. >> Read more trending news  And new research published Tuesday in the International Journal of Cancer suggests eating your last meal before 9 p.m. — or at least two hours before bed — may also lower risk of breast and prostate cancers. Researchers in...
Condition of woman found near Washington Twp. pool unknown

Condition of woman found near Washington Twp. pool unknown

UPDATE @ 10:55 p.m.: The condition of the woman found unresponsive, at the side of an in-ground swimming pool at a private residence on Ladera Trail in Washington Twp., is still not known. According to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, Washington Twp. fire personnel arrived and took over medical treatment. They took the woman to Kettering Medical Center. A 44-year-old woman has been taken...
Kidnapped baby burned, dies from his injuries, police searching for suspects

Kidnapped baby burned, dies from his injuries, police searching for suspects

Police in Natchitoches, Louisiana, are searching for those responsible for killing a baby Monday night in a horrendous act of brutality. >> Read more trending news  Authorities were called to a trailer park just after 9 p.m. over a missing 6-month-old infant, who had disappeared from his home after two strangers showed up at the door, according to KSLA-TV. Police said a woman at the residence...
Weather Wise Q&A 

Weather Wise Q&A 

Have you ever pulled up the radar on your phone or watched on TV and see what appears to be precipitation on radar when the sun is out?  You may think there is something wrong with the radar, but actually, there is not. You are seeing ground clutter.  Doppler Radar is so sensitive it can pick up insect and bird migrations and low-level air traffic.  Our Live Doppler 7 Radar, located...
Good Samaritan Hospital employee finds stolen gun behind ceiling panel

Good Samaritan Hospital employee finds stolen gun behind ceiling panel

A Good Samaritan Hospital maintenance worker discovered a stolen handgun hidden behind ceiling tiles in the emergency room bathroom last month, according to police records. A Dayton police report did not reveal if police know how the gun — a loaded Smith & Wesson .40 caliber pistol reported to Trotwood police as stolen in March — made it inside the ceiling of the soon-to-be-closed hospital...
Teacher sentenced to 2 years in prison for firing gun in classroom

Teacher sentenced to 2 years in prison for firing gun in classroom

Authorities said mental health treatment was an important consideration in plea negotiations with a Dalton, Georgia, teacher who barricaded himself inside his classroom in February and fired a handgun. Randal Davidson pleaded guilty Tuesday to causing damage to property, carrying a gun on the campus and disrupting school operations. He apologized in court for his role in creating panic at Dalton High...
Tree brings down line, breaks power pole, knocks out power in Dayton neighborhood

Tree brings down line, breaks power pole, knocks out power in Dayton neighborhood

As many as 68 Dayton Power & Light customers will be without service at least until late tonight because of a fallen tree that took down a line and broke a power pole in the 1900 block of Weaver Street in Dayton.  "We've got some extensive repairs we have to make," said Tom Tatham, DP&L operations director.  The first call about the outage came in about 5:50 p.m., he said. ...
Pit bull shot, killed by veteran after attacking service dog at Florida animal clinic, police say

Pit bull shot, killed by veteran after attacking service dog at Florida animal clinic, police say

An Army veteran shot and killed a pit bull that was attacking his service dog at a Nassau County animal clinic, WJAX reports. A witness told officers that James Strickland, a 70-year-old Army veteran with a concealed carry license, was holding his service dog back from a pit bull that was trying to attack it at the Fernandina Beach Animal Clinic. >> Read more trending news  Witnesses said...
Ford recalling 550,000 Fusions, Escapes because vehicles could unexpectedly roll away

Ford recalling 550,000 Fusions, Escapes because vehicles could unexpectedly roll away

The Ford Motor Co. issued two safety recalls Wednesday affecting 550,000 Fusions and Escapes that could suddenly roll away when parked, the company said in a press release. >> Read more trending news  Ford believes that a faulty shifter cable bushing is responsible for the problem in 2013-16 model year vehicles and said it will replace the bushing for free. In the meantime, Ford...
Family who loses 2 children in I-70 crash last year welcomes new baby

Family who loses 2 children in I-70 crash last year welcomes new baby

A family with ties to Beavercreek and Kettering involved in a deadly crash last year that claimed two young children have welcomed a new family member. One year ago today, 1-year-old Finley and 5-year-old Brennen Bereda were killed when a semi hit their family’s van on Interstate 70 in Indiana. Since the tragedy, the family who now live in Illinois, has welcomed Asher Brennen Bereda, who was...
1 reported injured 5-vehicle crash on state Route 4 in Bath Twp., Greene County

1 reported injured 5-vehicle crash on state Route 4 in Bath Twp., Greene County

One person has been taken to a hospital from a five-vehicle accident on state Route 4 North in the area of Huffman MetroPark. The person taken to a hospital had to be extricaed from the wreckage, which has caused the Ohio State Highway Patrol to shut down the section of highway until further notice.  The accident was dispatched just before 6 p.m.  We will update this developing report. ...
How to know if your child is overweight

How to know if your child is overweight

It's easy to fall in love with your child's chubby cheeks and pudgy legs. But by the age of 2, if your toddler is heavier than the other children of the same age, it's possible that he or she may be overweight.  >> Read more trending news  How can you tell the difference between normal baby fat and an actual weight problem? Here's the skinny on excessive weight and obesity in children...
FDA asks: Is almond milk or soy milk really even milk?

FDA asks: Is almond milk or soy milk really even milk?

In a blow to plant-based milk enthusiasts, Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb on Tuesday announced a crackdown on “standards of identity” for non-dairy milks. “An almond doesn’t lactate, I will confess,” Gottlieb said in a keynote address at Politico’s Pro Summit, citing the FDA’s standards that reference milk as coming from...
University of Cincinnati buys Kettering Health reproductive practice

University of Cincinnati buys Kettering Health reproductive practice

Kettering Health Network’s reproductive health practice has been acquired by UC Health. The academic health system run by University of Cincinnati will manage the Kettering fertility practice starting Oct. 1. UC Health Center for Reproductive Health – Kettering will maintain its current location in Kettering Medical Center’s Physician Office Building. MORE: Meet Kroger’s new...
Employees remember Good Sam as a place that felt ‘like home.’ These are their stories.

Employees remember Good Sam as a place that felt ‘like home.’ These are their stories.

Good Samaritan President Eloise Broner said that a decade ago, when she first had the opportunity to work at the hospital, she asked former president Jim Pancoast what she should expect. “I will always remember his response. He said to me, ‘You will be there for one week and it will feel like home. It is a family.’ I will tell you no truer words have ever been spoken,” she...
‘Tyler please don’t shoot me’: Enon police officer among men arrested in stabbing incident

‘Tyler please don’t shoot me’: Enon police officer among men arrested in stabbing incident

A part-time police officer and another man were arrested on Wednesday after a woman was stabbed in the neck and left in critical condition. Enon Police Officer Dwight Richard, 49, and Tyler Minton, 31, were arrested at the same address of the stabbing and booked into the Montgomery County Jail on suspicion of felonious assault, records show. The stabbing was reported in the 11000 block of Wolf Creek...
Atlanta students take home top prizes at Harvard University debate competition

Atlanta students take home top prizes at Harvard University debate competition

A high school student from Atlanta took home the top prize at a prestigious international debate competition at Harvard University over the weekend.  Jordan Thomas, who attends Grady High School, took home first place at the annual Harvard Debate Council tournament, where scholars from all over the world come together to debate social and political issues.  Thomas was one of a group of 25...
Can you ID Dayton bike thieves?

Can you ID Dayton bike thieves?

Police are asking for the public’s help to identify three suspects stealing bicycles. The bike thieves took two bikes in the 300 block of West First Street over a two-day span July 11 and July 12, according to a release from Dayton police. All three suspects appear to be younger males. One was wearing a black tank top, black shorts and black shoes. The second was wearing a white tank top, had...
McDonald’s giving away free french fries through the end of the year

McDonald’s giving away free french fries through the end of the year

McDonald’s is giving away free french fries for the remainder of 2018. Every Friday until December 30, you can get an order of medium fries for free, McDonald’s announced as part of a promotion for National French Fry Day. >> Read more trending news  In order to get the free fries, customers have to download the McDonald’s app to get the deal’s coupon....
Charges against strippers arrested with Stormy Daniels dropped, report says

Charges against strippers arrested with Stormy Daniels dropped, report says

Update 5:30 EDT July 18: The charges against the two strippers arrested with adult film star Stormy Daniels last week in Columbus, Ohio, have been dropped, according to BuzzFeed News. >> Read more trending news  Brittany Walters and Miranda Panda were taken into custody along with Daniels early last Thursday at the Sirens Gentleman’s Club. Daniels, who was charged with three...
After a dead body is found in a Sugarcreek Twp. hallway, state investigators are asked to help

After a dead body is found in a Sugarcreek Twp. hallway, state investigators are asked to help

State investigators are assisting Sugarcreek Twp. police as they investigate a fatal shooting that led to a police pursuit early Wednesday morning. A suspect has not been named, no arrests have been announced and police are not releasing many details about what happened. The Greene County Coroner’s Office identified the victim of the fatal shooting at Cedar Trail Apartments as 29-year-old Byron...
Meet Kroger’s new president for Dayton, Cincinnati

Meet Kroger’s new president for Dayton, Cincinnati

Kroger has named a new president of the Cincinnati/Dayton division. Scott Hays, who is currently the president of the Michigan Division, has been promoted to run the Dayton and Cincinnati regions for the grocery chain, which is one of the largest retailers and employers in the area. Hays started at Kroger as vice president of operations for the company’s Fry’s division before he was promoted...
Bruce Springsteen’s Broadway show is coming to Netflix

Bruce Springsteen’s Broadway show is coming to Netflix

If you couldn’t get a ticket to Bruce Springsteen’s lauded appearances on Broadway, at least there’s the TV version. Netflix will launch “Springsteen on Broadway” on Dec. 15, the same night as the artist’s final show of what will be a 236-performance run at the Walter Kerr Theatre in New York. >> Read more trending news  Springsteen’s historic...
Police lip sync battle: Which Butler County officers did it better?

Police lip sync battle: Which Butler County officers did it better?

Two Butler County law enforcement agencies have released lip sync challenge videos this week. Now the question is: Which is the better performer — the Middletown Police Department or the Butler County Sheriff's Office? And will any other departments take on the challenge? Middletown Police Chief Rodney Muterspaw said numerous people, after watching other public safety departments post lip sync...
Parents charged with murder after 4-month-old son suffocates while in ‘timeout’

Parents charged with murder after 4-month-old son suffocates while in ‘timeout’

A New Jersey couple is accused of smothering their 4-month-old with a comforter by putting the boy in a “timeout” when he would not stop crying, authorities said.  William Herring, 42, and Brianna Brochhausen, 22, of Mahwah, are each charged with first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit first-degree murder. According to a news release from the Burlington County Prosecutor&rsquo...
Prime Day 2018 breaks records: Here’s the breakdown

Prime Day 2018 breaks records: Here’s the breakdown

With more than 100 million products purchased during the 36-hour sale Monday and Tuesday, this year’s Prime Day surpassed all other days as the largest shopping event in Amazon’s history. When comparing 36-hour periods, Prime Day 2018 reached higher sales than Cyber Monday, Black Friday and the previous Prime Day. It was also the biggest event for Amazon devices ever, with the Amazon Fire...
Butler County residents showcase their elaborate model train layouts this weekend

Butler County residents showcase their elaborate model train layouts this weekend

An Oxford couple is among those opening their backyard this weekend to showcase elaborate model railroad layouts. Allan and Liz Pantle have been working on the Midwestern and Rainbow Tunnel Railroad in their yard since 2006. The garden includes 500 feet of track snaking over 2,500 square feet of land. Scaled up to real life, that’s over three miles of track. The trains will pass through rail...
Cory Monteith’s mom says he was on pain medication for dental work before overdose death

Cory Monteith’s mom says he was on pain medication for dental work before overdose death

Corey Monteith’s mother revealed the “Glee” actor was taking pain medications for “massive” dental work before he died of a heroin overdose in 2013. Ann McGregor told People she believes the pain medication derailed Monteith’s struggle with sobriety. McGregor told People that Monteith checked into a rehab center in April 2013. Between the months of May and...
City attorney criticizes law used to arrest Stormy Daniels

City attorney criticizes law used to arrest Stormy Daniels

An Ohio city attorney has recommended that the state law police cited to arrest porn actress Stormy Daniels should not be enforced. In a memo to the city's police chief, Columbus City Attorney Zach Klein says Wednesday that future charges filed under that law will not be prosecuted. Klein has also dismissed charges brought against two other employees arrested with Daniels. The law states dancers at...
Close call: Woman finds venomous black widow spider crawling in grapes she and son were eating

Close call: Woman finds venomous black widow spider crawling in grapes she and son were eating

A Connecticut woman is warning others about a close call she and her son had with a venomous black widow spider. >> Read more trending news  Laurie Fitzgerald, from Branford, told WVIT-TV that she and her son were eating the grapes Monday shortly after she bought them when they discovered the spider. “It makes you nervous,” Fitzgerald said, according to WVIT. “It makes...
Middletown police call shooting a homicide; coroner’s office silent on official ruling

Middletown police call shooting a homicide; coroner’s office silent on official ruling

Middletown detectives say Saturday’s shooting is being investigated as a homicide, but the Butler County Coroner’s Office has yet to make an official ruling despite completing an autopsy. MORE: At least 2 Middletown council member not in favor of proposed tax hike for road repairs Police were dispatched at about 2:20 p.m. Saturday to a report of shots fired in the 600 block of 16th Avenue...
2 kids bitten in separate shark attacks off Long Island shore

2 kids bitten in separate shark attacks off Long Island shore

Two young people were bitten by sharks Wednesday afternoon in two separate attacks, WABC reports. A 13-year-old boy was apparently bitten by a shark off the Atlantique shoreline on Fire Island while boogie boarding, officials said. >> Read more trending news  Emergency crews found a tooth in the teen’s leg, according to WABC. Wildlife officials are trying to determine what kind of...
Hot dogs, salami, other cured meats associated with manic episodes, scientists say

Hot dogs, salami, other cured meats associated with manic episodes, scientists say

There are several genetic and environmental elements associated with mental health issues, and certain types of meat may be another factor, according to a new report.  >> Read more trending news   Researchers from John Hopkins Medicine recently conducted a study, published in the Molecular Psychiatry journal, to explore foods that could be linked with mania, a mental illness...
White House: Trump didn't mean to say Russia no longer targeting US

White House: Trump didn't mean to say Russia no longer targeting US

White House officials denied that President Donald Trump expressed his disagreement Wednesday with U.S. intelligence officials who have said that the threat from Russia is ongoing. “Thank you very much. No,” Trump said after a reporter asked during a Cabinet meeting Wednesday if Russia was still targeting the U.S. The comment came one day after he corrected a separate statement in which...
Woman warns of wild parsnip burns after she is sent to hospital with painful, large blisters

Woman warns of wild parsnip burns after she is sent to hospital with painful, large blisters

First it was giant hogsweed, now another plant could cause painful burns and blisters to humans who come in contact with it.  Charlotte Murphy has learned how dangerous the small, delicate yellow flowers can be. Murphy and her boss were driving near Bennington, Vermont, when they stopped at an area alongside the road that had been cleared and had picnic tables, WPTZ reported. That&rsquo...
On-ramp to I-675 N & S in Fairborn, from base Area B, reopens after crash

On-ramp to I-675 N & S in Fairborn, from base Area B, reopens after crash

UPDATE @ 4:56 p.m.:  The on-ramp has reopened. UPDATE @ 4:35 p.m.: One lane on the ramp to I-675 North and South, from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Area B, has reopened. Three people have been taken to a hospital following a single-vehicle rollover crash on I-675 near Col. Glenn Highway, according to the Ohio Highway State Patrol. All three victims have been taken to Miami Valley hospital...
Back to school 2018: Here is where teachers can get discounts on supplies

Back to school 2018: Here is where teachers can get discounts on supplies

They could be the three words that parents most love to hear: back to school. >> Read more trending news For many, August will see children heading back to classrooms for the start of a new school year.  For teachers, it means getting a classroom stocked and ready as their students return. It can also mean a hit to a teacher’s wallet. A growing list of retailers are offering teachers...
At least 2 Middletown council members not in favor of proposed tax hike for road repairs

At least 2 Middletown council members not in favor of proposed tax hike for road repairs

Middletown City Council may raise the city’s income tax by 0.25 percent for 10 years to help pay for street repairs, but at least two council members say they will not support such a proposal. MORE: Middletown considers income tax hike to pay for road repairs Mayor Larry Mulligan has proposed the tax increase, which received a first reading at Tuesday’s council meeting. If council approves...
Homeless ex-con accused of killing 3 people – including 7-year-old – in 2 attacks

Homeless ex-con accused of killing 3 people – including 7-year-old – in 2 attacks

A homeless Alabama man who spent the majority of his adult life in prison has been charged with killing three people, including a 7-year-old boy, in two separate attacks at homes across the street from one another.  Jimmy O’Neal Spencer, 52, is charged with four counts of capital murder in Guntersville, a small lakeside city about 40 miles southeast of Huntsville. Guntersville Police Chief...
Lay’s releases 8 new potato chip flavors inspired by ‘local cuisine’ of America

Lay’s releases 8 new potato chip flavors inspired by ‘local cuisine’ of America

Lay’s is releasing 8 brand new potato chip flavors this month inspired by food favorites from across the United States. Each flavor of the “Taste of America” collection is inspired by a regional favorite, based on customer feedback from different regions, a representative of Frito Lay told USA Today. Starting July 30, the eight flavors will be available in the regional markets...
Consultants express staffing, overcrowding concerns about Montgomery County Jail

Consultants express staffing, overcrowding concerns about Montgomery County Jail

Independent consultants described serious staffing problems at the Montgomery County Jail to an advisory group Tuesday. Brad Sassatelli and George Vose, consultants from CGL Companies, based their findings on interviews with staff, a tour of the facilities and jail records. The Montgomery County Jail Justice Advisory Committee, which was formed in March 2017 in response to several civil rights lawsuits...
This local district is in the final stages of a $72M school building project. Here’s what’s new.

This local district is in the final stages of a $72M school building project. Here’s what’s new.

Lebanon is in the final stages of a multi-year, $72 million school building project. Work will be done when the old elementary, where the school district offices are located, is demolished. The district offices will be moved to a renovated section of another old school, formerly the high school and then Lebanon Junior High, on Miller Road. “The project this community supported should last for...

Dayton Public Schools approves $475K improvement program for 5 schools

The Dayton Public Schools Board of Education this week approved spending $475,000 for the Partnership for Leaders in Education, a program based at the University of Virginia, to develop and implement improvement plans at five DPS schools over the next three years. The selected schools are are Fairview Elementary, Louise Troy Elementary, Edwin Joel Brown Elementary, Ruskin Elementary and Belmont High...
Injured combat veterans to skydive in Middletown this weekend

Injured combat veterans to skydive in Middletown this weekend

Injured combat veterans and the families of fallen heroes will descend over Start Skydiving in Middletown during a tandem skydiving event this weekend. The wounded warriors and fallen hero families will be tandem skydiving with members of the elite Team Fastrax professional skydiving team. There will also be a hot air balloon launch with honored warriors and a HUGE 7,800 sq. ft. American Flag demonstration...
Deputy loses dance-off after accidental 911 call turns into competition

Deputy loses dance-off after accidental 911 call turns into competition

An accidental call to 911 ended with a dance showdown near Los Angeles. Vic Ekanem, a patrol deputy with the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department, responded to the 911 call that turned out to be an accident. The call could have been quick, but Ekanem was challenged by a young man at the home to a dance-off.  According to the sheriff’s department, Ekanem, who works out of the Palmdale...
Opinion: Parents are a big part of the solution for DPS

Opinion: Parents are a big part of the solution for DPS

Don’t negate the power of parents. Parents can give you insight on the needs of their child. Nobody else can tell you that better than the parents, right? Aside from the student. I’ve seen so many schools where, when they let parents devise parent training programs that’s when they get greater buy-in because that’s when parents know they have a voice in that school —...
5 questions answered about the future of Dayton Public Schools

5 questions answered about the future of Dayton Public Schools

Staff writer Josh Sweigart looks at what is wrong with the Dayton Public Schools, which have been at or near the bottom of state test rankings for years and whose problems are a weight on the larger region. This is the first of many stories to come. Follow the project on our Facebook pages and on The Path Forward web page, and share your ideas. » THE PATH FORWARD: DAYTON SCHOOLS: ...
Dayton man arrested after attempted hit-and-run for warrant, drug possession

Dayton man arrested after attempted hit-and-run for warrant, drug possession

A Dayton man was arrested Tuesday after he crashed a vehicle into a dumpster and attempted to flee, according to a Dayton police report. Eli D. Price, 37, was reportedly arrested on a warrant for trespassing along with suspicion of drug possession, illegal occupancy of a public place, unauthorized use of a vehicle and probation violation, according to Montgomery County Jail records. According to the...
Russian government accuses FBI of 'political put-up job' after suspected foreign agent indicted

Russian government accuses FBI of 'political put-up job' after suspected foreign agent indicted

The Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs accused the FBI of “implementing a political put-up job” after authorities arrested a Russian national over the weekend on allegations that she illegally acted as an unregistered foreign agent. Authorities on Sunday arrested Mariia Butina, a 29-year-old Russian citizen living in Washington, D.C., on suspicion of “conspiracy to act as an agent...
Clown car: Driver uses clown masks to try to get into HOV lane

Clown car: Driver uses clown masks to try to get into HOV lane

You may have names for the commuters who share the road during rush-hour traffic. Clown may be the safest one to go with.  But one driver in New York may live up to that moniker. A driver in the high occupancy lane on FDR Drive in New York City tried to beat the law by adding clowns, to his convertible to qualify for the HOV lane, WNBC reported.  Masks were added to some of headrests...
Mother of missing Miamisburg woman working to raise funds for reward offer

Mother of missing Miamisburg woman working to raise funds for reward offer

Funds are being raised to offer a reward for information on the whereabouts of a missing Miamisburg woman who has been the focus of multi-day searches involving federal, state and local investigators. An account has been created in hopes of discovering the location of Chelsey Coe, who police said they have reason to believe disappeared in June 2017. RELATED: Mother of missing woman surprised by police...
Bare-chested Jeff Goldblum statue appears in London park on ‘Jurassic Park’ anniversary

Bare-chested Jeff Goldblum statue appears in London park on ‘Jurassic Park’ anniversary

A 25-foot statue of actor Jeff Goldblum, posing open-shirted in a famous pose from “Jurassic Park” has appeared at Potters Field Park in London. It honors the 25th anniversary of the release of the first installment of “Jurassic Park” in the United Kingdom, USA Today reports. The statue depicts Goldblum’s character, Dr. Ian Malcolm, in a famous scene after a...
Lane closures planned along Ohio 129 starting today

Lane closures planned along Ohio 129 starting today

The right lanes of east and west Ohio 129 over Mauds Hughes Road in Liberty Twp. will be closed nightly from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Wednesday, July 18, through Friday, July 20. MORE: Residents are tired of drivers speeding along this road. Here’s what the city plans to do. The lane closures are necessary for scheduled bridge repair work, according to the Ohio Department of Transportation. Traffic...
Police seek suspect who broke into Forterra Pipe in Dayton

Police seek suspect who broke into Forterra Pipe in Dayton

Police are searching for a male suspect who broke into a manufacturing facility and stole an electric chop saw early Tuesday morning, according to a Dayton police report. Police were dispatched around 8:40 a.m. to Forterra Pipe on North Gettysburg Avenue on a report of a breaking and entering. The plant’s manager told police that someone had broken into the facility around 12:45 a.m., and that...
Vandals cause $2,000 in damage to Riverside baseball concession stand

Vandals cause $2,000 in damage to Riverside baseball concession stand

A group of teenagers are reportedly responsible for more than $2,000 worth of damage to a Riverside baseball league concession stand. The suspects squeezed though a vent in the ceiling to break in to the concession stand Monday night, according to Riverside Amateur Baseball Association Vice President Amanda Edens. “Just pure devastation,” she said. “Completely — everything&rsquo...
Woman puts kittens in trash, says neighborhood overrun with cats

Woman puts kittens in trash, says neighborhood overrun with cats

A woman who said her neighborhood was overrun with cats tossed kittens into her garbage can, according to a Dayton police report. An officer was dispatched around 10:55 p.m. Tuesday to the 500 block of Lone Pine Lane. The officer made contact with a Lone Pine resident about the kittens and the woman said she put them in the garbage, read the report. The woman reportedly claimed that the neighborhood...
Ohio Burger King restaurant gives free burgers to dog dying of cancer

Ohio Burger King restaurant gives free burgers to dog dying of cancer

A Burger King location in Ohio wanted to help a dog dying of cancer enjoy his last days. A Toledo man’s post on Twitter went viral after he shared the story of his dying dog, Cody. The dog was diagnosed with cancer, and was given one to three months to live. The owner has gone to Burger King every day to get the dog a plain hamburger to eat along with his many medications. When an employee heard...
Brand new Domino’s Pizza location now open

Brand new Domino’s Pizza location now open

Pizza lovers in the Moraine-West Carrollton area have a new place to indulge their cravings. A Domino’s Pizza franchise officially opened for business Tuesday, July 17, at 5103 N. Springboro Pike in Moraine.  The building housing the pizza chain had some serious remodeling done before opening this week. 
Rep. Jim Jordan wants vote to impeach Deputy AG Rosenstein

Rep. Jim Jordan wants vote to impeach Deputy AG Rosenstein

Rep. Jim Jordan and House conservatives appear poised to force a floor vote on impeaching U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein even though Rosenstein is supervising the job of Special Counsel Robert Mueller and his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. At a gathering of conservative Republicans on Capitol Hill this week, Jordan, R-Urbana, said “all options are...
Police: Man shoots suspected burglar holding his wife at gunpoint

Police: Man shoots suspected burglar holding his wife at gunpoint

A man opened fire Tuesday night when a pair of would-be home invaders attempted to force his wife into their Houston home at gunpoint, leaving one man injured, according to police and news reports. The incident started around 10:30 p.m., when the two men stole the woman’s purse while she was in the driveway of her home in South Houston, KPRC reported. Police said the men tried to force...
Virginia man calls police over foul during pickup basketball game

Virginia man calls police over foul during pickup basketball game

A game of pickup basketball at an LA Fitness in Sterling, Virginia, pivoted quickly when a player called police for being fouled. “Today for the first time in my life ... I experienced someone call the police because they got fouled hard in basketball,” one of the players posted on Twitter. The photo shows two deputies with two of the basketball players inside the fitness center. >>...
5 new construction projects that will transform Dayton region 

5 new construction projects that will transform Dayton region 

The new CareSource building under construction in downtown Dayton will be named after retiring CEO Pamela Morris. The new six-story building will be named the Pamela Morris Center to honor the legacy of the founding chief executive at the nonprofit insurer. READ MORE Miami Valley Hospital has purchased two parcels of Miami Twp. land totaling nearly 12 acres near Austin Landing...
Good Sam civil rights complaint: 5 things to know

Good Sam civil rights complaint: 5 things to know

The civil rights complaint about Good Samaritan Hospital closing is being investigated by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Here’s five things to know about the story so far and what’s next. When a complaint is filed with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the department’s Office of Civil Rights first reviews whether it has the legal authority to investigate...
Trump announces changes to new, $3.9B Air Force One

Trump announces changes to new, $3.9B Air Force One

President Donald Trump has confirmed reports of major updates to Air Force One. In an interview with CBS News Tuesday, he said the plane will have changes inside and out, including a bolder paint scheme. “Boeing gave us a good deal. And we were able to take that,” Trump said. “But I said, ‘I wonder if we should use the same baby blue colors?’ And we’re not...
JUST IN: Famous ‘gas station chicken’ Krispy Krunchy now available in Beavercreek

JUST IN: Famous ‘gas station chicken’ Krispy Krunchy now available in Beavercreek

The famous gas station chicken is flying the coop to its own store in Beavercreek — almost. The Pita Wrap on Colonel Glenn Highway near Wright State University is now housing its very own Krispy Krunchy Chicken store inside the existing restaurant’s building. That’s right, the Middle East and the South have teamed up to feed every kind of foodie craving in the Beavercreek and...
Local site could be selected for federal driverless car designation

Local site could be selected for federal driverless car designation

When the Obama administration designated its first 10 pilot sites for testing of automated vehicle technologies in January 2017, a 4,500-acre facility in East Liberty was not on the list. This week, five Republican lawmakers and a handful of state senators including Senate President Larry Obhof, R–Ashtabula, held a press conference on Capitol Hill with a united message: Rethink that decision...
WATCH: Waterspouts astonish fishermen in Black Sea

WATCH: Waterspouts astonish fishermen in Black Sea

Fishermen in Russia's Krasnodar region came across a waterspout in the Black Sea on Monday, July 16. In a video filmed from their fishing boat, they described their astonishment at the natural phenomenon, which can be seen on the horizon.  According to the NOAA, a waterspout is a whirling column of air and water mist that fall into two categories: fair weather waterspouts and tornadic waterspouts...
Xenia police surround home, arrest man following domestic violence incident

Xenia police surround home, arrest man following domestic violence incident

A 39-year-old man arrested following a short standoff in the 400 block of East Church Street remains behind bars tonight. Devon Darnell Edwards was booked into the Greene County Jail on suspicion of domestic violence and assault, both misdemeanors, according to online jail records. Xenia police and sheriff’s deputies surrounded a home on East Church Street this morning after a report of a domestic...
Wright State issues layoff notices: 5 things to know

Wright State issues layoff notices: 5 things to know

Wright State University is beginning to issue layoff notices this week, part of the school’s continued effort to address its budget problems. The layoffs have long been expected but this week the public learned more details about the scope and timing of position eliminations. Here are five things to know about the most recent layoffs at Wright State. The university will be issuing 26 layoff...
TODAY: Aging and Technology Expo to help seniors navigate tech

TODAY: Aging and Technology Expo to help seniors navigate tech

As apps, gadgets and delivery services continue to add more convenience to many lives, senior citizens may struggle to stay afloat in the sea of new technology.  In an effort to help seniors explore and navigate ways technology can help them, the Greene County Council on Aging is hosting the 2018 Aging and Technology Expo.  The Expo is today at the Greene County Fairgrounds assembly building...
Austin Landing honoring wounded veterans, Gold Star families with events this week

Austin Landing honoring wounded veterans, Gold Star families with events this week

Austin Landing will honor wounded veterans and Gold Star families on Thursday and Friday. A Jeep parade will start at the Hilton Garden Inn at about 6 p.m. Thursday. About 100 Wounded Warriors and Gold Star families will be at Austin Landing all weekend. RELATED: A guide to the best and worst veterans charities On Friday, the mixed retail complex in Miami Twp. will host a Warrior Weekend Hot Rod Happy...
Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

COMMON PLEAS COURT NEW SUITS 18-CV-0322 - BankUnited N.A., c/o Carrington Mortgage Services, LLC, v. Kim A. McAfee, 1548 Northgate, et al., complaint in foreclosure for $9,164. 18-CV-0323 - Wells Fargo Bank, NA, v. Stacey R. Smith, 1415 Beverly Ave., et al., complaint in foreclosure for $23,833. 18-DS-0597 - William J. Lyons, 1608 Attleboro Ave., and Tayla Coleah Lyons, 1303 Ryan Crt., petition for...
Walt Disney World serves up giant 2 foot hot dog on National Hot Dog Day at Casey’s Corner

Walt Disney World serves up giant 2 foot hot dog on National Hot Dog Day at Casey’s Corner

Hot Dog! Casey’s Corner in Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom is serving up a big way to celebrate National Hot Dog Day Wednesday.  For one day only, the restaurant is offering 2-foot-long hot dogs, with a choice of mac and cheese, chili cheese or Casey’s Classic, according Disney Parks Blog.  >> Read more trending news  Casey’s has always offered foot-long...
Harry Potter festival coming to Ohio

Harry Potter festival coming to Ohio

The magical world of Harry Potter is coming to Ohio. Ohio-Made Getaways is hosting “A Magical Getaway: Celebrating Potter Palooza” in Lancaster on Aug. 3 and 4. Fairfield County District Library’s community-wide celebration of 20 years of Harry Potter is a two-day getaway with plenty of fun activities for wizards and muggles of all ages. Lancaster is less than two hours from Dayton...
Smithfield recalls over 24,000 lbs. of pepperoni cheese calzones due to plastic contamination

Smithfield recalls over 24,000 lbs. of pepperoni cheese calzones due to plastic contamination

Smithfield Packaged Meats Corp. has recalled over 24,000 pounds of its pepperoni five cheese calzone, because it might be contaminated with hard, clear plastic. The calzones were sold under the Stefano Foods label -- a business in Charlotte, North Carolina. >> Read more trending news  One person reported to the Stefano Foods in July that they bit into the food and it caused a small cut...
Target has biggest 1-day online sales day, on Amazon Prime Day

Target has biggest 1-day online sales day, on Amazon Prime Day

Target attracted more customers to its website Tuesday than it has on any other single day in 2018. Millions shopped Target.com that day for its sales coinciding with Amazon’s annual Prime Day, securing Target.com’s highest sales in a single day so far this year. The most popular deals were on small appliances, beauty and personal care, baby items, home and technology, with 25 percent...
New restaurant coming to Hamilton’s Lindenwald neighborhood

New restaurant coming to Hamilton’s Lindenwald neighborhood

A new entry in Hamilton’s restaurant scene is set to make its debut in a spot recently vacated by a longtime family restaurant. Dean’s Grill, a restaurant offering American and Mediterranean cuisine, will open in the coming few months at 2535 Pleasant Ave. in Hamilton’s Lindenwald neighborhood at the former site of Lindenwald Station, which opened its new location last week in Fairfield...
Clark County Municipal Court cases

Clark County Municipal Court cases

CASES CALLED MONDAY INCLUDED: Adrian R. Chilton Jr., 27, address unknown, aggravated burglary, dismissed - prosecutor request. Robert F. Jackson, 32, of 728 Grant St., robbery, dismissed - indicted by the grand jury. Zachary T. Jones, 22, of Dayton, OVI amended to physical control, guilty, three days jail with three days suspended, credit for time served for driver’s intervention program, six...
Taking flight: Air taxi and delivery drone research awards are made

Taking flight: Air taxi and delivery drone research awards are made

A research network that includes Wright State University, the University of Dayton Research Institute and Sinclair Community College awarded $6.3 million to four teams to support research into air taxis and delivery drones, the network has announced. Funding was awarded under the network’s “Sustaining Ohio’s Aeronautical Readiness and Innovation in the Next Generation (SOARING) initiative...
Police need your help after shooting in Richmond, Indiana

Police need your help after shooting in Richmond, Indiana

Police responded Tuesday to a report of a male shot by an unknown person in Richmond, Indiana. The Richmond Police Department responded around 6:30 p.m. to the Reid Health Hospital for the shooting victim. A press release from the police department confirmed that Alexander Irwin was shot while he was staying at a residence in the 200 block of North 17th Street. The residence was searched for evidence...
Missing bunny returned after Publix employees comb through landfill to find stuffed animal

Missing bunny returned after Publix employees comb through landfill to find stuffed animal

If you’ve seen “Toy Story 3,” you know what happens to toys at a landfill, but this story has a happy ending thanks to employees at an Alabama Publix.  Madison, 3, forgot her stuffed bunny in a shopping cart last week. Her mom, Jenna Rachal, went back to the store in hopes of finding her daughter’s toy, but it wasn’t turned in, WPMI reported.  She...
National Hot Dog Day 2018: 7-Eleven, Love's Travel Stops and more offering discounted, free dogs

National Hot Dog Day 2018: 7-Eleven, Love's Travel Stops and more offering discounted, free dogs

National Hot Dog Day is July 18, and multiple restaurants across the country are offering discounted dogs to celebrate.  >> Read more trending news  Here are some of the places with National Hot Dog Day offers: This regional soft pretzel bakery is offering its all beef Dietz & Watson dogs wrapped in American cheese and a Philly Pretzel for $1. The convenience store is offering...
Dayton man arrested on 19 child porn related charges

Dayton man arrested on 19 child porn related charges

A Dayton man was arrested Tuesday on 19 counts connected to child pornography, according to court records. Jeff McDonald, 62, was arrested on a warrant at his home on John Glenn Street in Dayton. McDonald was accused of reproducing and possessing videos and photos of child pornography, which were being stored on an SD card, according to records. McDonald faces 18 counts of pandering sexually oriented...
2 Ohio museums, including Air Force Museum, near the top of best U.S. museums list

2 Ohio museums, including Air Force Museum, near the top of best U.S. museums list

It takes an incredible amount of time, effort and money to put together an entire museum. That makes Ohio pretty spoiled considering we have two of the very best in the nation.  Business Insider Magazine named the “The 25 best museums in America,” in order and coming in at number 11 was our very own National Museum of the USAF.  Almost topping the entire list was our...
Walmart teams up with Microsoft to expand ‘digital footprint’

Walmart teams up with Microsoft to expand ‘digital footprint’

Walmart and Microsoft have announced a partnership to accelerate Walmart’s move to increase its digital footprint, furthering brick-and-mortar retailers’ steps to keep up with online giant Amazon. Microsoft will serve as Walmart’s strategic cloud provider, according to Walmart. »BIZ BEAT: $250 Kroger coupon circulating on social media a fake; company warns don’t click...
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