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Writers' workshop named for Erma Bombeck set for 2020

Dec. 9, 2019 1:10 AM EST

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A biennial writers’ workshop in Ohio named for the late humor writer Erma Bombeck is set for the spring of 2020. The Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop is held every other year on the campus of the University of Dayton, Bombeck’s alma mater. Workshop officials say Emmy...

Police officer's murder remains unsolved 20 years later

Dec. 8, 2019 2:46 PM EST

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Dayton police officer Kevin Brame was gunned down two decades ago, and his family members and loved ones continue to search for answers and struggle to understand why his killer has never been identified and brought to justice. Some relatives have thought about Brame every day since he...

2 police officers dragged by car fleeing traffic stop

Dec. 4, 2019 6:04 AM EST

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Two Ohio police officers were dragged along a road when a stolen vehicle fled a traffic stop with suspects who earlier tried to run over different officers while in another car, authorities said. One officer got away after being dragged about 50 yards Tuesday evening while the other...

Return to ranks: No. 19 Dayton beats Houston Baptist 99-68

Dec. 3, 2019 10:18 PM EST

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Obi Toppin soared to corral a rebound with his left hand and slammed the ball down, his emphatic dunk the signature moment of Dayton’s return to the rankings. Toppin scored 17 points and had that dunk off one of his 10 rebounds Tuesday night, leading No. 19 Dayton to a 99-68...

Ex-Ohio lawmaker sentenced on fraud charge eyes Trump pardon

Nov. 30, 2019 8:31 AM EST

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A former Ohio lawmaker headed to prison after pleading guilty to mail fraud says he did nothing wrong and will seek a presidential pardon. Democratic ex-state Rep. Clayton Luckie, who is black, told the Dayton Daily News pardoning him would be a good way for Republican President Donald...

Automatic recount scheduled for 5 races in Ohio county

Nov. 28, 2019 9:31 AM EST

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Officials say five races in an Ohio county are so close that an automatic recount has been scheduled. The Dayton Daily News reports five races in Montgomery County will be recounted, including for Trotwood mayor. The latest results showed the incumbent ahead by five votes. Candidates in...

Man pleads not guilty to charges in fatal shootings of teens

Nov. 27, 2019 5:22 AM EST

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man who prosecutors say shot and killed two teens he said were trespassing on his property pleaded not guilty to charges of murder and attempt to commit murder. Sixty-three-year-old Victor Santana, of Dayton, entered not guilty pleas Tuesday in the Aug. 28 fatal shooting of...

Injured Dangerfield out as No. 4 UConn beats Dayton 75-37

Nov. 26, 2019 9:47 PM EST

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — The Huskies’ point guard was out with back spasms, another played with a broken toe, and a third player left with after twisting an ankle. By the end of the game, No. 4 UConn was down to the bottom of the roster. Didn’t matter. With a huge performance by its hot-shooting...

Missing Ohio couple found dead in nearby vacant homes

Nov. 26, 2019 3:33 PM EST

A man described as a person of interest in the investigation of a missing couple found dead in two nearby vacant homes is in custody but has not been charged in the killings, police said. Both appeared to have been killed around the same time, a coroner said Tuesday. Investigators on Monday found the body of Kyla...

Nonprofit to give $3.8 million to Dayton shooting victims

Nov. 25, 2019 1:31 PM EST

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio nonprofit has approved the disbursement of $3.8 million to victims of the August mass shooting in Dayton. The Community Oversight Committee chose 47 applicants to receive a charitable gift from the Dayton Oregon District Tragedy Fund.  Seventy percent of the money raised is...