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Crop price drop could benefit consumers at grocery
Jim Witmer

Crop price drop could benefit consumers at grocery

Near-perfect weather conditions are creating a predicted bumper crop for local corn farmers, but the high yields this year and from last year are forcing a drop in prices not seen in the past five years.

The drop is bad for farmers but consumers can expect lower food prices and the first plunge in meat prices, experts said.

Corn prices dropped 38 percent from $6.95 a bushel in July 2013 to $4.37 a bushel late last week, according to John Miyares, a statistician with the National Agricultural Statistics Service’s Great Lakes Regional Field Office.

That’s the lowest price since 2009.

3 questions with … UpDayton’s Val Beerbower
Jim Witmer

3 questions with … UpDayton’s Val Beerbower

People like Val Beerbower see the Dayton area with fresh eyes.

Beerbower, 31, is not exactly a newcomer to Dayton, but neither has she spent decades here. She has lived here for just five years, and maybe that’s why she seems to appreciate the region and its assets more than some long-timers.

Beerbower, a Patterson Park resident, has worked for Five Rivers MetroParks and today has a public relations role with the Downtown Dayton Partnership.

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Interactive: Dayton Dragons in the Majors

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More than five dozen former Dayton Dragons have appeared in the big leagues during their careers since the team moved to Dayton in 2000.

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Turner to Obama: Dayton mayor doesn’t have authority to take immigrants
Ty Greenlees

Turner to Obama: Dayton mayor doesn’t have authority to take immigrants

U.S. Rep. Mike Turner and six other local leaders sent a letter Sunday night to President Barack Obama saying Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley does not speak for the region with her interest in sheltering immigrant and refugee children here.

“We are writing to express that our community does not support Mayor Whaley’s proposal and to further express that our community does not have the available resources to support such a proposal,” the letter says, citing potential costs to law enforcement, education, health care and housing.

Brookville library could double in size
Robert Calzada

Brookville library could double in size

The city of Brookville could get a new library nearly double the current library’s size as part of a system-wide renovation and construction program.

Brookville has scheduled a public hearing next month regarding the proposed new library.

The hearing comes on the heels of the city signing a $50,000 purchase agreement with the Dayton Metro Library for a little more than two acres of land across the street from the Brookville Local Schools campus.


Brookville PD names first female supervisor
BROOKVILLE POLICE DEPT.

Brookville PD names first female supervisor

A 1991 Trotwood-Madison High School graduate recently became the Brookville Police Department’s first female supervisor.

On July 10, Cherish Isaacs was promoted to the rank of Captain.

“She’s the first female supervisor in the department’s history that we can track,” said Brookville Police Chief Doug Jerome.

“I’m glad I’ve got this new position,” Isaacs said.

Red Cross turns over homeless program

The Dayton Chapter of the American Red Cross on Friday will transition its housing program — which serves 39 families, consisting of about 100 people — to Homefull Inc., a non-profit organization specializing in assisting the homeless.

The families that inhabit the Red Cross Family Living Center on Gettysburg Ave. will remain in their respective units, while the program that offers the services for those families will change from Red Cross to Homefull.

Lebanon preps levy in case August issue fails

The Lebanon school board last week took the first step toward putting a renewal levy on November ballots, even as the district headed into the final weeks leading to a special August election on the same issue.

The board voted July 21 to ask the Warren County auditor to certify the millage needed to raise about $4.2 million a year, the first of two resolutions required to place the three-year emergency renewal on local ballots in the gubernatorial election.


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