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Past articles by Kristen:

FBI offers $10,000 reward for missing Dayton woman whose SUV was found in Middletown

A reward is being offered to anyone with information on a missing Dayton woman, Cierra Chapman → Read More

Police want help finding missing mom whose SUV was found abandoned

The SUV registered to a missing Dayton woman was found Jan. 6 in an area off Jewell Avenue in Middletown. Over the weekend, investigators and private search teams canvassed the neighborhood looking for leads. They found none. → Read More

Ohio reports fewer than 11,000 COVID cases

Ohio reported its fewest number of COVID-19 cases since November. → Read More

Ohio records fewer than 14,000 COVID cases for 2nd straight week

Ohio reported more than 600 COVID hospitalizations in a week for the sixth straight week. → Read More

DeWine signs distracted driving law limiting use of electronic devices

Gov. Mike DeWine signed a bill into law Tuesday limiting the use of cellphones and other electronic devices while driving. → Read More

Ohio COVID cases drop below 16,000 for first time in a month

For the first time in a month, Ohio reported fewer than 16,000 COVID-19 cases in a week. → Read More

2022 could end with a jackpot as Mega Millions prize hits $640M

If a Mega Millions winner is drawn Friday night, the jackpot is expected to be $640 million. → Read More

Multiple crashes close I-70 in Preble County

Multiple crashes on I-70 caused the highway to be shut down near U.S. 127 in Preble County late Friday morning. → Read More

Winter storm: How much snow did you get?

Multiple Miami Valley communities reported at least 2.5 inches of snow had fallen as of late Friday morning. → Read More

Power outages: Hundreds of customers in region without electricity

A winter storm with high winds had left several hundred customers in the region without power. → Read More

Ohio surpasses 16,000 COVID cases for 4th straight week

Ohio reported more than 16,000 COVID cases and 600 hospitalizations for the fourth week in a row. → Read More

Man in custody following standoff on I-71 in Warren County, highway reopens

A chase that resulted in a standoff Wednesday afternoon closed I-71 North and South in Warren County. → Read More

Man indicted, accused of strangling cellmate to death at Warren Correctional

The men were cellmates at the prison in the 5700 block of state Route 63. Honsaker is accused of using a torn piece of a bedsheet to strangle Purk on May 11 after an incident in their cell. Honsaker then is accused of trying to flush the torn cloth down the toilet, according to the Warren County Prosecutor’s Office. → Read More

Ohio adds nearly 9,500 COVID cases

Ohio reported nearly 9,500 coronavirus in the past week, which was shortened due to the Thanksgiving holiday. → Read More

1 dead, 1 flown to hospital after crash that shuts down US 42 in Warren County

One person is dead and another was flown to an area hospital after a semi truck and farm tractor collided Tuesday afternoon on U.S. 42 in Wayne Twp. in Warren County. The crash happened at about 2:50 p.m. on U.S. 42 near Cedar Hill Road, said Ohio State Highway Patrol Sgt. Ryan Purpura. The crash closed U.S. 42 in both directions. → Read More

Miami Valley at low COVID community level ahead of Thanksgiving

Seven counties dropped from a medium to low COVID community level in the Miami Valley. → Read More

Ohio reports fewer than 10,000 COVID cases for first time since April

For the first time in more than five months Ohio reported fewer than 10,000 weekly coronavirus cases. → Read More

Ohio announces new minimum wage

Ohio’s minimum wage is set to surpass $10 an hour for non-tipped employees starting next year. → Read More

Warren, Butler counties are most-vaccinated in region

Public health officials across the region are seeing more interest in the new COVID-19 boosters that offer better protection against current variants. → Read More

Ohio reports slight dip in COVID cases, hospitalizations

After weeks of climbing coronavirus cases and hospitalizations, Ohio reported a slight decrease. → Read More