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Steve Martin and Martin Short are coming to town — and here’s how to get your tickets

The famous actor-comedy duo Steve Martin and Martin Short are headed to Huber Heights to appear at Rose Music Center for one night only on Saturday, May 26, 2018, and at PNC Pavilion in Cincinnati on Sunday, May 27, 2018.

The show, "An Evening You Will Forget for the Rest of Your Life," will include stand-up, film clips, musical numbers and conversations about their lives in show business. Martin and Short will be joined by the Grammy-winning bluegrass band The Steep Canyon Rangers and jazz pianist and Jimmy Kimmel Live band member Jeff Babko.

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Tickets for the Huber Heights show are on sale now at and Charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000. 

*Ticket prices include parking and are subject to applicable Ticketmaster fees. Dates, times and artists subject to change without notice. All events rain or shine. 

Tickets for the Cincinnati show are on sale now at and Charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000. 

*Ticket prices include parking and are subject to applicable Ticketmaster fees. Dates, times and artists subject to change without notice. All events rain or shine.

>> 6 great places to eat near Rose Music Center


Steve Martin has won an Academy Award®, five Grammy Awards, an Emmy® Award, the Mark Twain Award and the Kennedy Center Honors. Many of Martin’s films are considered modern classics, including “The Jerk,”” Planes, Trains & Automobiles,” “Roxanne,” “Parenthood,” “L.A. Story” and “Father of the Bride.” 

As an author, Martin’s work includes the novel “An Object of Beauty,” the play “Picasso at the Lapin Agile,” a collection of comic pieces “Pure Drivel,” a best-selling novella “Shopgirl” and his memoir “Born Standing Up.” 

His latest play, “Meteor Shower,” will premiere on Broadway this Nov. 29th in a production starring Emmy Award winner Amy Schumer, Keegan-Michael Key, Tony winner Laura Benanti and Jeremy Shamos, and directed by four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks. 

Martin is also an accomplished Grammy Award-winning, bluegrass banjoist and composer. In 2013, he released his third full-length album, “Love Has Come For You,” a unique collaboration with songwriter Edie Brickell. “Love Has Come For You” won a Grammy for “Best American Roots Song” for the title track and inspired their musical “Bright Star.”

Bright Star received five Tony Award nominations and received Outstanding New Broadway Musical and Outstanding New Score at the Outer Critics Circle Awards. Martin and Brickell’s second album together, “So Familiar,” was released on Rounder Records and featured 12 remarkable songs that bought the acclaimed duo’s musical collaboration into fresh creative territory. Martin and The Steep Canyon Rangers recently released their newest collaboration, “The Long-Awaited Album,” on Rounder Records. 

Martin Short is a beloved comedian and actor, whose career spans television, film and theater. Since his breakout performances on NBC’s Saturday Night Live, Short has become a household name with roles in feature films including the science fiction comedy “Innerspace,” “Three Amigos” and as the quirky wedding planner, Franck Eggelhoffer, in the “Father of the Bride” series. 

He has appeared in Broadway productions including his 2006 revue “Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me” and the 1998 revival of Neil Simon’s “Little Me.” 

Short has earned two Emmy Awards for his writing in SCTV Network 90, as well as his involvement in the 2014 AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Mel Brooks. He is also recognized for his performances in several television series, including “Damages,” “Primetime Glick,” “Merlin” and “SCTV Network 90.” Short also starred opposite Maya Rudolph in NBC’s comedy show “Maya & Marty.”

Have you seen this Kettering native’s newest MTV show? 

The hits just keep coming for one of Kettering’s hardest working sons. 

Skateboarding icon and reality TV star Rob Dyrdek has yet another show. 

MTV begun airing “Amazingness,” the fourth of Dyrdek’s shows on its network in December.

A MTV NEWS story describes the show as “an irreverent and hilarious competition series which features the pro skateboarder (who serves as host and executive producer) introducing the world to the most ridiculously talented young people around.”

>> RELATED:  See Kettering native Rob Dyrdek’s wedding pictures 

The show follows “Fantasy Factory,” “Rob and Big” and “Ridiculousness,” which returned in December as well. 

>> That time Big Black from “Rob & Big” with Rob Dyrdek said what nearly everyone felt about Big Butter Jesus 

>> Christopher ‘Big Black’ Boykin of MTV's ‘Rob & Big’ dead at 45

>> New shop in the Oregon District inspired by ‘Queen of Dayton’s Red Light District’

FREE BBQ FOR A YEAR: New local Dickey’s BBQ Pit launches specials today

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit , which opened at 752 Gardner Road in Springboro three weeks ago, will launch a month of introductory special offers today with a giveaway of “free barbecue for a year” to three customers.

The restaurant across Ohio 741 from the Settler’s Walk retail center is the first Dickey’s in the Dayton area, and it is operated by Dickey’s franchise owners Kevin and Randy Daniel, who oversee two other Cincinnati-area locations.

RELATED: The nation’s largest BBQ chain opens 1st Dayton-area restaurant (Nov. 12, 2017)

The new Springboro restaurant will offer $2 Pulled Pork Sandwiches on Saturday, December 2 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Then, the new Dickey’s Barbecue Pit will offer the following specials and giveaways over the next four weeks:

Thirsty Thursdays: Customers will receive a free Big Yellow Cup with free refills all day.

Philanthropy Fridays: Customers who donate to Dickey’s charitable foundation, Barbecue, Boots & Badges, will receive a gift card as a thank you for their donation. All uniformed first responders also receive 50 percent off their meal.

RELATED: Dickey’s Barbecue Pit to open Springboro location (August 2016)

Smokin’ Saturday: Customers may register to win free barbecue for a year.

Kids Eat Free Sundays: Kids eat free with an adult purchase of $10 or more.

“Dickey’s Barbecue Pit always has been a family-run, family-oriented business and that is something we pride ourselves on,” Laura Rea Dickey, CEO of Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc., said in a release. “Having experienced franchisees, such as the Daniel brothers, eager to open new locations is a testament not only to the success of our business, but the brand as a whole.”

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Founded in 1941, Dickey’s bills itself as “the nation’s largest barbecue chain,” operating more than 550 locations in 45 states. The Dallas-based chain operates locations in Mason, South Lebanon and Amelia in southwest Ohio, and three in central Ohio north of Columbus.

RELATED: Local BBQ restaurant to add 2 new locations

It offers traditional Texas-style barbecue meats that are smoked in-house at each restaurant. In 2016, Dickey’s won first place on a “Top 100 Movers and Shakers” list assembled by Fast Casual, a publication and web site that cover the fast-casual segment of the restaurant industry.

The Springboro restaurant’s regular hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. For more information about the Springboro location, check out its Facebook page or call (937) 550-4826.

2 local residents to root for at the Grammys this weekend

Here are two big reasons to watch the Grammy awards on Sunday: Dave Chappelle and Morgan Taylor.

Both are among the nominees for The Grammy Awards, which will air on Sunday, Jan. 28, on CBS (WHIO-TV in the Dayton and Springfield markets) at 7:30 p.m. ET.

Chappelle, who lives just outside of Yellow Springs, was nominated in the Best Comedy Album category for his “The Age Of Spin” and “Deep In The Heart Of Texas.”  Gustafer Yellowgold creator and Kettering native Morgan Taylor is nominated in the Best Children’s Album category for his “Brighter Side.”


>> 2018 Grammy nomineesPhotos of 2018 Grammy nominees

Some of the awards will be revealed prior to the television broadcast, which is from 7:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. Awards in approximately 70 categories (including comedy and children’s album) will be handed out at the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards Pre-Telecast Ceremony, you can watch the entire ceremony at starting at 4 p.m. ET.

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Chappelle will square off against Jim Gaffigan’s “Cinco,” Jerry Seinfeld’s “Jerry Before Seinfeld,” Kevin Hart’s “What Now?” and Sarah Silverman’s “A Speck of Dust.” 

>> Kevin Hart is coming to town, and here’s what you need to know

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Taylor is up against Lisa LoebJustin RobertsAlphabet Rockers and Ladysmith Black Mambazo are nominated in that category as well. 

>> RELATED: Daytonian of the Week: Grammy nominee Morgan Taylor

Chappelle won an Emmy in 2017 for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for his role hosting “Saturday Night Live” just after Donald Trump’s election. He received Emmy nominations in 2004 and 2005.

This is Taylor’s second Grammy nomination. Taylor’s Gustafer Yellowgold character, a friendly yellow creature who came from the sun and now resides in Minnesota, was nominated for the 2016 Grammy for Best Children’s Album.

>> RELATED: Dayton native's children's album gets Grammy nod (Dec. 8, 2015)


Dog groomer accused of abuse caught on video shaking small dog, other incidents revealed

A Florida dog groomer is in hot water after a video surfaced that appears to show the owner violently shaking a dog.

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The video was posted on Nov. 10 by Facebook user Briana Brady who says that she used to work at the Happy Puppy Pet Spa near Sarasota, Florida. According to Brady, the woman in the video owns the spa and Brady said that the behavior captured in the clip is common. The clip has been shared over 1,800 times and racked up more than 384,000 views since it was posted.

Brady identified the woman as Phyllis Lucca and writes “this is what this horrible woman does every day to every dog. She even broke a dog’s jaw two weeks ago. She picked the dog up by the neck and shook it and slammed it on the table.”

Customers have complained about Lucca’s care for their dogs — former client Cynthia Crowe told the groomer, “I gave you a dog in good health and you give me a dog that has broken bones now.” She said that when she picked her toy poodle up from the Happy Puppy Pet Spa, the animal had blood on his mouth and bruises on his stomach. Crowe rushed her pet to veterinarian Gary Berkowitz, who told WFTX “The dog was doing fine, eating and drinking fine like normal, as soon as she gets home from the groomer, the dog shows all these signs and has a fractured jaw.”

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Warning: The videos in this story contain footage some may find disturbing.

Crowe filed a police report against Lucca for animal cruelty, and the investigating detective wrote that the groomer admitted to the dog’s injuries. But when WFTX caught up with Lucca, she blamed her former employee Briana Brady, saying that she was the only one ever in the room alone with Crowe’s pet and, added, “If you see that video, I know it looks bad, but that’s not what I’m doing.”

“What the dog did was pass out and she faints, and what I did was hold her head and shake her. That’s all,” Lucca said.

Brady said she’s witnessed a disturbing pattern of abuse from Lucca, telling WFLA, “I’ve seen her choke out and slam a dog in the bathtub.”

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 Dog mauled, killed by pit bull at PetSmart during grooming appointment

“I’ve been crying nonstop. It just breaks my heart to see someone mistreat an animal like that,” she said.

Brady has hired an attorney and plans to file a civil suit against the groomer, but that suit has not yet been filed.

Since the video came out, the Google rating for Lucca’s spa has dropped to a dismal 1.8 stars. But even before Brady’s Facebook post, customers wrote reviews indicating abuse, one woman claimed that when she picked up her dog, she “noticed at least 3 very red areas where the clippers must have gotten too close.” Six years ago, one customer wrote that she was “horrified to walk in there and see a dog sitting in a pool of blood and whimpering from having its nails cut incorrectly.”

Could a coming storm system turn into a ‘weather bomb’?

UPDATE (Nov 15) 2:30 p.m.

The first of two major storm systems to impact the Miami Valley is crossing the area this evening bringing with it showers and breezy conditions. 


We are still tracking a stronger system which will impact our area Friday into Saturday. There have been some changes in how the late week storm is set to evolve. Earlier model runs from a few days ago showed this storm system rapidly strengthening and pushing across the Miami Valley late on Friday. 

That timing would have increased the risk for severe storms in our area late Friday and produced a significant threat for high winds. While the threat for strong winds still appears to be on the table, the timing has changed based on the latest model runs.

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Now, the storm system is forecast to move into the Ohio Valley early Saturday morning which will lower the threat for any severe storms. It also appears the storm system will not quite “bomb out” as it moves across the Great Lakes, although it will still intensify rapidly as it moves into the region. It now appears the storm system will not meet the definition of a “bombogenesis” which would mean the storm system would need to strengthen 1 millibar per hour for 24 hours.

That being said, there will still be a strong low-level jet stream that sets up with and just behind the storm system. As the storm system moves into the region late Friday, gusty winds will pick up to near or over 25 mph. As the cold front crosses early Saturday morning, wind gusts of over 40mph will be possible.

As cold air ushers in on Saturday morning, wind gusts could jump to between 40 to 50mph briefly before diminishing some Saturday afternoon and evening.

It will remain blustery through the weekend with temperatures falling from the 50s into the 30s Saturday and holding in the 30s on Sunday.

There will also be the chance for some scattered flurries or snow showers late Saturday night into Sunday, especially north of I-70. 


As the seasons begin to change, the clash of warm and cold air masses fuel big storms, and we’ve certainly been a witness to that this month.

November is certainly known in history to produce some doozies. Just this past weekend, we passed the anniversary of the Veteran’s Day tornado outbreak that killed 36 people, including four in Ohio, in 2002. It was also the 42-year anniversary of a severe Great Lakes storm in 1975 that sank the Edmund Fitzgerald, killing all 29 on board.

A little more than a week ago, another massive storm produced 17 tornadoes in Ohio alone, with more in Indiana. Now, if the forecast models are correct, another major storm looks to impact the Miami Valley by the end of this week.

» READ MORE: National Weather Service confirms 17 tornado touchdowns in Ohio

Since last weekend, our long-range models have been showing the potential for another intense storm system to develop across the Northern and Central Plains late this week. The storm system is then forecast to begin “bombogenesis” as it sweeps into the Upper Midwest and Great Lakes. Bombogenesis refers to a rapidly intensifying area of low pressure.

To be classified as a weather bomb, the central pressure of an intensifying storm system must drop at least 24 millibars within 24 hours. Such storm systems are known to produce very strong, and in some cases near hurricane-force, winds. These types of systems are quite common near New England in the winter when Nor-Easters produce massive amounts of snow and blizzard conditions up the East Coast.

» READ MORE: 15 damaging storms that pounded Ohio in recent history

Sometimes these power storm systems can form near or over the Great Lakes and are aided by the relatively warm waters of the lakes. Late this week, we may get to witness what one of these intense storm systems looks — and feels — like.

At this point, it is too early to know if severe winds will be felt across the Miami Valley, but the potential exists for wind gusts to exceed 50 mph by late Friday and perhaps into Saturday. With such wind speeds, some power outages could be possible and should be planned for. If you have any loose items still outside, you’ll want to secure those before you go to bed Thursday night.

» WEATHER: Get the latest Storm Center 7 forecast

The greatest impact from the high winds will likely be closer to the Great Lakes themselves, not to mention on the Great Lakes where waves could grow to over 10 to 15 feet (or perhaps higher). Also, if you have early Thanksgiving Day travel plans, some flights could be impacted by this storm beginning late Thursday and through the weekend.

One other important note, if you have already started decorating for the holidays, or are planning to start later this week or even into the weekend, you may either want to make sure everything is secure or just hold off until the weekend after Thanksgiving. Otherwise, your Santa Claus may just take flight after all, along with the rest of your decorations.

Strong winds could gust at nearly 60 mph late-week

A major storm system will bring strong winds across much of the region late Friday into the weekend.

“I continue to keep an eye on the latest models and they continue to show intense winds pushing across much of the Ohio Valley late Friday into Saturday,” Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell said.

>> WHIO Doppler 7 HD Interactive Radar

If the European model is correct, there could be some gusts approaching 60 mph.

“While that may be a bit extreme, it is certainly in the realm of possibilities this time of year with big November storm systems,” Elwell said.

>> 5-Day Forecast

For those with plans to get outdoor Christmas decorations ready before Thanksgiving, Elwell suggests waiting until the following weekend to put them up.

Keep up-to-date on the weather on the WHIO Weather App. Make sure you have it on your phone to stay alerted to changing weather this week and the coming weekend.

Surfers on the raging Great Miami? Calls pour into 911

Emergency dispatchers received multiple 911 calls Monday reporting two people potentially drowning in the Great Miami River, bloated and raging after Sunday’s record rainfall.

But surfers Shannon Thomas and Josh Wright were having the times of their lives.

“I had a blast. It was probably one of the best surfs I’ve had in a while,” Thomas said.

The professional river surfer was about to begin his last surf when ambulances, fire trucks, police and park rangers — and a water rescue boat — arrived near the River Run drop just upstream from the Monument Avenue bridge.

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“Basically, people aren’t educated enough,” said Thomas, 32. “They see somebody in the river and they immediately think they are drowning. They can’t fathom why someone would be out there on a board surfing.”

Thomas, a 2003 Fairmont High School graduate, said he and friend Wright were taking all the proper precautions: using a buddy system, wearing helmets, wetsuits, PFDs and outfitted with leashes that could quickly be released in case of entanglement.

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“At no point were me or my buddy in distress,” said Thomas, who tapped his helmet at the arriving emergency responders, an international symbol that one is not in danger.

While the river where the men surfed is typically much safer now that a low dam has been removed, it can still be extraordinarily hazardous under certain conditions — more so without proper training, said Amy Dingle, director of Outdoor Connections at Five Rivers MetroParks.

“The men surfing the River Run on Monday were highly skilled, which allowed them to assess the action and temperature of the water, and they took every safety precaution,” said Dingle, a former Olympic team kayaker.  

Everyone must consider their skill level and experience when deciding whether to get on the water, she said.  

“We encourage anyone who hasn’t had training or extensive experience to stay off the river when it’s flooded,” Dingle said. “And always wear a life jacket.”

After exiting the river, Thomas said he had a 20-minute talk with authorities.

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“They were basically threatening me with inciting or inducing panic,” he said.

Thomas, who is sponsored by Badfish Stand Up Paddle, said he was not cited because he broke no laws.

RELATED: Your guide to making the most of RiverScape River Run

The wave created by the unusually high water is on par with one of the best river features in the nation, Thomas said.

“At that level it’s very similar to the Glenwood Springs, Colo., wave, which is probably one of the most famous waves in the country,” he said.

Clifton Mill lights significantly damaged by flooding

PHOTOS: The Legendary Lights of Clifton Mill

Flood waters have significantly damaged The Legendary Lights of Clifton Mill Christmas light display, leaving the owners scrambling to fix the damage before the first night the display is scheduled to be open.

“We only have two weeks,” said Anthony Satariano, owner of Clifton Mill.  “We will do whatever it takes...the damage is pretty significant.”

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Satariano said it appears the water levels are still rising and he’s concerned that additional damage is possible before the water recedes.  He added that the damaged to the light display hasn’t been this significant since 2008, when they had a similar incident.

“All of them along the river are gone or broken,” Satariano said. 

The display is scheduled to be open the day after Thanksgiving.

Henry, father of Fiona the hippo, has died 

UPDATE @ 12:45 p.m. (Oct.31): 

Henry the hippo, the father of Fiona was euthanized this morning, according to a media release from the Cincinnati Zoo. 

RELATED: Fiona meets her father Henry for the first time

Henry had been struggling for several months with health issues and had lost hundreds of pounds, a zoo spokesperson said in the release. 

RELATED: 3 times Fiona the hippo stole our hearts

“According to the vet staff who had been carefully monitoring him, he took an obvious downward turn in the past few days, and was weak and unsteady. After an exam [Tuesday morning], they determine that Henry’s quality of life would not improve, and made the difficult decision to humanely euthanize him.” 

We will continue to follow this story and bring you more information as it becomes available. 


An Nile adult hippopotamus at the Cincinnati Zoo is said to be fighting for his life two weeks after caretakers discovered an infection in his blood. 

The hippo named Henry is the father of Fiona, which has received much fanfare in recent months. 

>> RELATED: Brrrr! It’s getting too cold for visitors to see Fiona

“The median life expectancy for male Nile hippos is 35,” according to a Cincinnat Zoo blog post. “At 36 years old, our sweet Henry hippo is already in his golden years, and despite our best efforts, his health and quality of life continue to decrease each day. We’re doing everything we can to keep him comfortable.”

In mid-July caretakers first noticed that the 3,600 pound hippo wasn’t and he had diarrhea, and he eventually started to lose weight. 

>> Hip, Hip, Hippo-ray! Fiona photo bombs wedding proposal

In mid-October Zoo officials did a thorough exam on Henry, and determined that his “white blood cell count revealed that his body was fighting a very serious infection internally.” 

In addition, his kidneys appeared to be shutting down, and the caretakers began an aggressive treatment plan. The treatment was focused on getting antibiotics into Henry to help his body fight the infection in hopes that his kidneys would recover and heal, according to the blog post.

>> Hippo happiness: Both parents join Cincinnati Zoo baby Fiona

“About a week and half later, Henry’s appetite and lethargy had still not improved, despite our best efforts to treat him, so we collected blood again to reassess Henry’s health,” according to the zoo’s blog post. “This time, our team was shocked but thrilled to see that almost all of Henry’s blood values were within normal ranges. It was encouraging information, but it did not explain why Henry’s behavioral health continued to deteriorate.”

Since then, the zoo’s staff have continued working around the clock to treat the hippo, but he doesn’t seem to be responding to treatment. 

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