Kristen Spicker, journalnews

Kristen Spicker


Contact Kristen

Discover and connect with journalists and influencers around the world, save time on email research, monitor the news, and more.

Start free trial

  • journalnews
  • springfieldnews

Recent articles by Kristen:

Cicada stragglers likely to be spotted in area this year

Some late Brood X cicadas may make an appearance in the Dayton area as early as next week. → Read More

1 dead after Moraine police shoot man who pointed gun at officers at I-75 crash

Moraine police shot and killed a man they said pointed a gun at them following a crash on I-75 North. → Read More

Man accused of killing, robbing Germantown man

Christopher Debord is facing multiple murder charges in the deadly shooting of a Germantown man. → Read More

After long decline, COVID cases rise in Ohio; hospitalizations still low

The state recorded 4,808 coronavirus cases in the last week, according to the Ohio Department of Health. It’s the first time Ohio’s seven-day case count exceeded 4,000 since the state moved to weekly updates a month ago. → Read More

Cincinnati Zoo announces hippo pregnancy; Fiona to be a big sister

Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden announced a fourth member is going to join its Nile hippo bloat Monday after a series of social media posts raised speculation that Bibi may be pregnant. → Read More

Ohio collecting law enforcement protective gear for Ukraine

The Ohio Department of Public Safety is starting to collect hundreds of personal protective gear from law enforcement agencies to donate to the Ukraine civilian territorial defense. → Read More

1 killed, 1 injured in crash involving Franklin fire truck

A 19-year-old was killed and another person seriously injured in a crash involving a Franklin fire truck on Interstate 75 north late Thursday night. → Read More

COVID hospitalizations continue to drop, cases steady in Ohio

While COVID-19 hospitalizations are continuing to drop in Ohio, cases appear to have plateaued in the state. → Read More

20-year-old Brookville woman killed in Preble County crash

One person was killed in a crash outside of Eaton Tuesday morning. → Read More

Ohio reports first pediatric flu death of the season

The first Ohio pediatric flu death of the 2021-2022 season has been reported in Ashland County. → Read More

When can Ohioans expect spring’s last freezing day?

Spring may have sprung, but that doesn’t mean cold temperatures have been left behind. → Read More

Kettering Health doctor works to build trust to close rural COVID vaccine gap

There’s roughly a 20% difference in rural COVID vaccination rates and suburban/urban rates in Ohio, said Dr. Kevin Sharrett, Kettering Health medical director for rural health. "There really is still a level of distrust out there,” he said. → Read More

Ohio reports small increase in weekly COVID cases; deaths, hospitalizations decline

Ohio saw a small increase in weekly COVID-19 cases last week, but a decrease in hospital and ICU admissions and deaths. → Read More

Lull in COVID-19 a good time to prepare, not ignore the virus

While COVID-19 hospitalizations and cases are dropping to levels last reported last summer, health experts in Ohio are saying now is the time to prepare for what’s next. → Read More

Representatives from Kettering Health, Clark County to join COVID update today

Representatives from the Clark County Combined Health District and Kettering Health will join the Ohio Department of Health’s update on COVID-19′s status in Ohio today. → Read More

$5,000 reward offered after guns stolen from Huber Heights store

A $5,000 is available for anyone with information related to the theft of two guns from a Huber Heights Rural King. → Read More

Ohio moves to weekly COVID updates; nearly 400 deaths reported in 7 days

Ohio reported 396 COVID deaths in seven days as part of the first new weekly dashboard, launched as overall coronavirus cases and hospitalizations dropped in the weeks following the omicron surge. → Read More

Intel investing $50M in Ohio higher education to build tech workforce pipeline

Intel and the U.S. National Science Foundation are investing $150 million over the next decade in technology manufacturing and research in Ohio and across the nation to build a workforce pipeline. → Read More

Kettering Health returns to pre-pandemic visitation policy

Starting at 8 a.m. Wednesday, all Kettering Health emergency departments and hospital units will return to its pre-pandemic policy. → Read More

Ohio’s 21-day COVID case average drops below 1,000 for first time in 7 months

For the first time since early August, Ohio’s 21-day COVID-19 cases average is fewer than 1,000 cases a day. → Read More