Neighbor vigilant to make her hometown safe and friendly
Lisa Powell

Neighbor vigilant to make her hometown safe and friendly

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The day Sheila Back was born, her mother moved into her home in Jefferson Township.

Her mom still lives there and now so does Back and her husband, one of Back’s sisters, three aunts and a niece just bought a house there. Another sister also is looking for a home in the township.

“I lived there until I got of age, and then I moved away to another state, and I came back and Jefferson. It was just like home. So when I think of home, that’s where I think about, Jefferson Township.


Lawuit alleges bid-rigging in Ohio; seeks millions

Counties in the Dayton region could be eligible to recover millions of dollars in a state lawsuit targeting what Attorney General Mike DeWine says was a price-fixing scheme between road salt suppliers.

Nearly four years after state investigators found evidence of collusion among road salt suppliers, DeWine is preparing an anti-trust lawsuit for trial next year against Morton Salt Inc and Cargill Deicing Technology.



Parking lots not so packed this Black Friday

Thanksgiving Day deals bring out early-rising shoppers

Venus Miller normally puts a turkey in the oven before dawn on Thanksgiving Day and goes back to sleep.

But this Thanksgiving, the 60-year-old Kettering resident waited in line with her friend Gary D. Buckner, 60, before 6 a.m. to save big on an Element large-screen TV sold at the Meijer in Kettering.

“First day ever on a Thanksgiving shopping,” Miller said.


Lawmakers, experts differ on tougher sentences
Nick Daggy

Lawmakers, experts differ on tougher sentences

State lawmakers are expected to take up a bill designed to toughen sentences for young murderers again in January, although some experts question whether it will hurt Ohioans more than help to protect them.

Justin’s Law is expected to reintroduced during the next session of the Ohio House of Representatives by Rep. Ron Maag, a Republican from Warren County, on behalf of Justin Back’s parents, Sandy and Mark Cates.

Feast of Giving
Lisa Powell

More than 8,000 attend annual Feast of Giving

Abdullah Shakir gathered with thousands of his friends at the Dayton Convention Center on Thanksgiving Day for the Feast of Giving dinner.

He didn’t show up for the food as much as he did for the fellowship.

“I came here because I like to socialize and meet people and talk to people and experience just being in the setting with young and old people,” the 71-year-old Trotwood resident said.

Seasons Nov. 27

Readers' 'Seasons' photos highlight summer

Welcome to our Neighbors photo feature, called Seasons. We invite readers to submit favorite photos capturing everyday life and special moments related to the season. Cheryl Ash of Xenia took this photo in October in her yard as a white squirrel looks for food on a sunny fall day.

    Police catch suspect in screwdriver assault on mom

    UPDATE @ 9:12 a.m. Nov. 28: Jason McInturff will not be arraigned until at least Sunday, according to jail staff. There are no arraignments today because the courts are closed. No bond has been posted for the felonious assault charge. In addition, McInturff has a $2,500 bond for a warrant out of Greene County.

    UPDATE @ 9:38 p.m.: Jason McInturff has been apprehended, Dayton police said moments ago.

    Truck driver in I-75 pileup arrested, jailed

    Truck driver in I-75 pileup arrested, jailed

    UPDATE @ 11:15 p.m. (Nov. 27): Troopers arrested and jailed Ronald Hass, the truck driver they believe got out of his car-hauler after causing a chain-reaction wreck on I-75 south and ran.

    Hass, 44, was arrested about 1 p.m. and is being detained in the Shelby County Jail on a felony charge of leaving the scene of an injury accident and misdemeanor speed violation.

    Huber Heights family’s Christmas lights help Toys for Tots

    A local family’s Christmas light display on Stonehurst Drive in Huber Heights aims to help provide toys and money for families across the region who need help this holiday season.

    “We’ve filled up probably, maybe 20, 30 of the big boxes full of toys between our toy drive and collecting toys on a nightly basis,” said Brandon Dodge, who spends about 40 hours with his wife and children to set up the synchronized Christmas light display each year.


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