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Dogs go for dip in the pool By Jeff Pfeil, Staff Photographer. The West Jefferson Parks and Recreation Department hosted a doggie swim on Aug. 20 to close out this year's pool season. Residents were invited to bring their pooches for some splashing-around fun. Your Name. Your Email.

Take it where you can get it If there's anything I have learned in life, it is that I am grateful. Grateful for all I have been blessed with and grateful for whatever acts of kindness or compliments that come my way. Please don't misunderstand me.

NFL Roundup: Raiders, Packers in Winnipeg The Raiders' worldwide tour gets started in the preseason when they play a "home" exhibition against Green Bay in Canada. The Raiders will be the first team to play games in three countries in one season; they also will play a "home" game in the regular season in London against Chicago on Oct.

The scourge of your summer driving I'm that guy, the scourge of your summer highway driving. The one driver who's driving the variable "work zone" speed limit while you're zooming by. I drive a long distance to work each day, and I don't drive slow. I don't obey the speed limit, but neither are most of the cars and trucks in my driving pack.

Tax abatement deal updated to keep intent WILMINGTON - To ensure BrightFarms gets the full 10-year tax abatement as intended, county commissioners on Wednesday reset the clock for the Enterprise Zone Agreement to match the actual end of construction of the Davids Drive greenhouse.

Making refreshing homemade parfaits Another busy afternoon is coming to a close, and in an hour from now my family will be gathering to the dinner table expecting a hot meal. A big thanks to my cousin Owen who stays at our house and simplified things for me tonight. He purchased a chicken for a quick meal.

BPD: Alleged false report leads to charge BLANCHESTER - A local minor teenager faces a charge of making false alarms after allegedly making up a story about an attempted abduction, police said. Blanchester Police Ptl.

Plan to rename airport after local NASA icon taking off A month after Mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz told The Blade of his desire to rename Toledo Express Airport after NASA icon Gene Kranz, it appears the idea is off…

Dayton Shooting: Oregon District memorials moved, city plans permanent tribute Oregon District memorials following the mass shooting earlier this month have been removed as the ci…

Area investigators turning to genealogy companies to help solve cold cases The answer is probably yes." Last year, investigators in California said they used a DNA profile from a genealogy company to find the "Golden State Killer." Police were looking for a mystery serial killer before they tied Joseph James DeAngelo to at least 13 cold case murders and more than 50 unsolved rapes.

Writer coming to Toledo to talk about historic bout The Toledo History Museum is offering the chance to explore a lesser-known angle of the famed heavyweight boxing match between Jess Willard and Jack…

Castillo rebounds as Reds beat Padres 4-2 to win series CINCINNATI - Luis Castillo shook off his worst career start to pitch six solid innings, José Iglesias hit a solo home run and the Cincinnati Reds beat the San Diego Padres 4-2 on Wednesday to win the three-game series.

Coalition, foundation ready to move south to new UD building In coming weeks, the foundation, the coalition and the University of Dayton's Fitz Center for Leadership in Community will move into their new shared building at 1401 S. Main St. The process will unfold beginning Friday through mid-September, the university said in a joint release with the other organizations.

Chris Erskine: A classic ballyard that feels like home, even in the nosebleeds In the best essay ever written - baseball or otherwise - John Updike once tagged Fenway Park "a lyric little bandbox of a ballpark." By comparison, Dodger Stadium is baseball's Carnegie Hall.

Older athletes ready to compete at Wolf Creek YMCA Athletes who participate in the Area Office on Aging’s annual 50+ Sports Classic tend to be from within a 50-mile radius of Toledo, but an event spokesman…

Josh Vanmeter has been filling in nicely for the Reds Josh Vanmeter can do a little bit of everything.

'Dancing With the Stars': See who's who in the wild, weird 2019 cast A "Queer Eye" host, a "Bachelorette" and a former White House press secretary walk into a dance studio… Only "Dancing With the Stars" could round up a cast that is simultaneously as star-studded and as random as its 2019 lineup. The competition program seems to have pulled out all the stops for its Season 28 cast, which was announced Wednesday.

Luis Castillo was sharp, allowing one run, walking none Reds take two of three from the San Diego Padres.

Mayfield clarifies biting remarks BEREA, Ohio - Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield did some scrambling off the field. Claiming he was taken out of context in an interview conducted four months ago, Mayfield said Wednesday that he reached out to New York Giants rookie QB Daniel Jones after making some biting comments about the first-round draft pick from Duke.

Get This: Time capsule from 50 years ago has nothing inside - Officials in a New Hampshire town are trying to figure out how a recently opened time capsule from 50 years ago has nothing in it. Library director Cara Potter in Derry tells WMUR-TV that since she started there five years ago, the safe has been sitting on a shelf.

Huber council still can’t agree on location for veterans memorial The Huber Heights Military and Veterans Commission recommended Thomas Cloud Park, at 4707 Brandt Pike, to the city council at a previous work session. After the council voted down the legislation, the commission met again. Its recommendation is still Thomas Cloud Park.

City manager: Tornado costs in Beavercreek to exceed $3M City officials in Beavercreek are getting a clearer picture of the costs from dealing with the Memorial Day tornado.

DASH CAM: Preble Shawnee bus driver cited for OVI after crash with students on board Jones, 44, of Gratis Twp., likely was impaired. Preble County Sheriff's Office cruiser camera footage shows Jones wobbling as she took a field sobriety test in what appears to be a bus storage barn. Jones was placed under arrest and refused to submit a chemical test, investigators said.

ProMedica officials meet with DeWine over Medicaid ProMedica leaders working to make the health-care system’s insurance arm financially viable took their concerns about the expense of Medicaid coverage to…

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