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Angry man charged with animal cruelty

Updated: 12:26 p.m. Wednesday, July 30, 2014

A man was arrested for animal cruelty, after a sheriff's deputy saw the man punching his leashed bulldog while walking on Keats Avenue.The officer reporting the arrest says he saw David McDaniel, 31, punch the White American bulldog in its side/abdomen because it wouldn't relieve itself. The officer asked McDaniel ...

 Hearing set on Butler Twp.’s cul-de-sac proposal
This gravel pile located in the 1600 block of Jackson Road in Butler Township shows the location of where township trustees want to put a cul-de-sac to cut-off traffic coming from the newly built Procter & Gamble building in Union. The tree line is 1660 Jackson Road. The township’s request calls for the cul-de-sac to be placed east of this address. PHOTO BY MONTGOMERY COUNTY

Updated: 9:09 a.m. Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Butler Township’s request of Montgomery County Commission to vacate a portion of Jackson Road so that a cul-de-sac may be constructed, could run into a road block if the commissioners decide to approve the township’s petition. Township trustees are asking that the cul-de-sac be placed in the 1600 block of ...

Emerson to build $20M tech center in Dayton
Eric Schoen, an Emerson technician, works in the assembly lab at the facility in Sidney. JIM WITMER / STAFF

5:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Emerson Climate Technologies will announce today its plans to build a $20 million global technology innovation center on University of Dayton property near the intersection of West Stewart and South Main streets in Dayton. The 40,000-square foot facility focused on developing next-generation air conditioning and refrigeration technology will create 30 ...

Huber schools to restore $2.5M if levy passes

10:09 p.m. Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The Huber Heights school district plans to restore more than $2.5 million in programs and services if voters approve the five-year, 6.95-mill operating levy in November. If the levy is approved, it would generate more than $4.4 million per year and cost a homeowner of a $100,000 house an additional ...

Tax hike to be on Nov. 4 ballot

10:05 p.m. Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Montgomery County residents on Nov. 4 will be asked to support a property tax increase in order to restore some funding for human services programs that was wiped out in large part by falling property values. County commissioners on Tuesday approved placing a 7.21-mill Human Services Levy renewal on the ...

Democrat withdraws from 42nd House race
Patrick Merris, West Carrollton council member

7:10 p.m. Tuesday, July 29, 2014

West Carrollton Democrat Leonard Johnson withdrew on Tuesday from the race for the 42nd Ohio House seat, according to Jan Kelly, director of the Montgomery County Board of Elections.Montgomery County Democratic Party has until Aug. 11 to name a replacement to run against Niraj Antani, who last month was selected ...

County learning center sets ribbon-cutting

5:04 p.m. Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The new Montgomery County Environmental Learning Center is scheduled to have a ribbon-cutting Monday.The county ELC will be a LEED-certified building, featuring hands-on, interactive educational exhibits and a green parking lot. Citizens and businesses will able to access the facility for tours, education presentations, meetings and other events.The event is ...

Following first-year success, tire buyback program returns

5:03 p.m. Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Montgomery County Environmental Services will host its second Tire Buyback event from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 21. at the Montgomery County Solid Waste Transfer Station in Moraine.Residents can earn $2 for every scrap or used tire they bring, up to a maximum of 10 tires per vehicle.The event is open ...

Drug bust on E 3rd St. nabs alleged dealers

2:36 p.m. Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Three men were arrested in a drug bust in an apartment on E. Third St. in Dayton. The renter called police after he said he allowed a homeless woman to stay at his place and the woman allowed a drug dealer to sell drugs there because she owed him money.The ...

Construction road closures and detours

Updated: 1:51 p.m. Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Be alert to an overnight closing on U.S. 35 eastbound at Interstate 75 between the hours of 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. on July 25. The official detour during the closure is: U.S. 35 east to I-75 south to I-75 north to U.S. 35 east.Work on I-75 through Dayton will ...

Verdict reached in Coleman's murder trial

Updated: 1:28 p.m. Tuesday, July 29, 2014

DeMisha Mattison's family hugged prosecutors Tuesday after a Dayton man was found guilty three years after killing and raping the mother of his child in May 2011.Karl D. Coleman, 26, was found guilty by a Montgomery County Common Pleas Court jury of murder, felonious assault, rape, attempted rape and tampering ...

Dayton suggests two sites for immigrants
FILE - In this June 25, 2014 photo shows a group of immigrants from Honduras and El Salvador who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border illegally are stopped in Granjeno, Texas. The influx at the border is largely families with children or by minors traveling alone. From October 2012 through the end of September 2013, the U.S. Border Patrol apprehended about 24,000 unaccompanied children. But between October and the end of June 2014, the number shot up to 57,000. Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson testified recently that the number is accelerating so fast that it could reach 90,000 by the end of September. Most of them are coming from El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

12:38 p.m. Tuesday, July 29, 2014

DAYTON — Dayton officials have suggested to the federal government two places in the city that could be used to temporarily shelter some of the illegal immigrants coming to the United States from Central America. One site is the city-owned former Naval Reserve facility on Gettysburg Avenue. The second is ...

Six bottle bombs found in one neighborhood

10:55 a.m. Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Six bottle bombs were found in a Washington Twp. neighborhood last night, and the Dayton bomb squad responded to clear them.Three homeowners on Circlewood Lane and Wild Orchard Point found the bottles in the street, in a planter and even in a mailbox, according to a Montgomery County Sheriff's report.Each ...

Dad accused of leaving baby in car at Kroger

10:22 a.m. Tuesday, July 29, 2014

A father is accused of leaving his infant son alone in a car while he shopped.Montgomery County Deputies were called to the Kroger on Siebenthaler Avenue around 2:30 p.m. yesterday.A woman there said she spotted a baby in the car. All but one window was rolled down.Deputies said 26-year-old Thomas ...

1 hurt in dump truck crash on Austin Pike

8:05 a.m. Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Austin Pike was temporarily shut down early Tuesday morning because of a crash that sent a 52-year-old man to the hospital.Montgomery County deputies and emergency crews were called to Austin Pike at Success Lane for the injury crash at 7:19 a.m.The injured man was driving a dark green 1995 Pontiac ...

Couple in land dispute spared civil judgment

12:05 a.m. Tuesday, July 29, 2014

A Warren County couple was able to fend off a court judgment while waiting for permission to go back to using their property for businesses.Howard and Lisa Gray were released from a civil judgment issued in Montgomery County Common Pleas Court, according to a filing last week in Warren County.The ...

Immigration debate heats up between congressman, Dayton mayor
Rep. Mike Turner, center, speaks to the media with Montgomery County Sheriff Phil Plummer, left, and State Representative Michael Henne, right, during a press conference Monday, July 28 in Dayton. 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. Bob Garlock / Staff

12:05 a.m. Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The war of words continued Monday over the issue of whether Central American immigrant children who illegally cross the border should be welcomed to Dayton while their cases are considered by federal officials. On Monday Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley and her supporters said U.S. Congressman Mike Turner, R-Dayton, and six ...

Dayton man gets 7 years in prison on 2 felony cases

11:35 p.m. Monday, July 28, 2014

A 19-year-old Dayton man was sentenced Monday to seven years in prison for his part in two unrelated felony cases.Ta'Quonta Sanders and two juvenile co-defendants took a car -- with two young children inside -- from a BP gas station at Salem and Grand avenues on Dec. 17, 2013, the ...

8-year prison term for robbery on Valerie Arms Drive

9:09 p.m. Monday, July 28, 2014

A Dayton man accused of an armed robbery on Valerie Arms Drive in November 2013 is on his way to prison. Daviontae T. Norvell, 22, was sentenced Monday in Montgomery County Common Pleas Court to eight years on three counts of aggravated robbery and a single count of weapons possession ...

Jury gets case of man accused of killing his child’s mother
 Karl Davis Coleman Lynntonio S. Watson

7:10 p.m. Monday, July 28, 2014

The murder trial of Lynntonio S. Watson began Monday while the murder trial of Karl D. Coleman Jr. neared its conclusion in Montgomery County Common Pleas Court. A jury was selected and heard opening statements in the trial of the 27-year-old Watson, who is accused of shooting and killing Martell ...

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