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Fire at Dayton home displaces two, investigators called to scene

The Red Cross has been called to assist two men displaced by a house fire in Dayton Monday evening. Dispatchers said fire crews were sent to the 700 block of Greenlawn Avenue around 5:27 p.m. for a reported fire.  Firefighters arrived to find a fire on the first floor of the two story home. It is unknown if the displaced men were in the house at the time of the fire, according to dispatchers...


County set to expand juvenile drug treatment center

County set to expand juvenile drug treatment center

As the opioid crisis intensifies and ensnarls a growing number of ever-younger users, Montgomery County commissioners are expected to approve funding that will assist an expansion of a facility to treat juveniles of both sexes addicted to drugs. The board is scheduled to hear about plans to expand the Frank W. Nicholas Residential Treatment Center for Youth. The project would increase capacity to...
Fairfield Councilman Bob Myron above all ‘was a family man’

Fairfield Councilman Bob Myron above all ‘was a family man’

When Bob Myron found out it was going to be about minus-56 degrees Fahrenheit for the 1981 AFC Championship game at Riverfront Stadium, his son Patrick thought — and initially hoped — he’d say they’d watch the game at home. Instead, Patrick recalled his dad say, “Go find everything you own, put it on and let’s go to the game.” The Bengals beat the San Diego...
Pharmacy robbery suspects plead not guilty, trial scheduled

Pharmacy robbery suspects plead not guilty, trial scheduled

Five of the eight men indicted for a string of Ohio pharmacy robberies pleaded not guilty Monday in federal court and had a trial date scheduled for Sept. 11. Calvin Tribble, Savon Davis, Martez Henderson, Kenneth Evans Jr. and Jamar Warren were arraigned in Dayton’s U.S. District Court for their roles in a 10-count indictment alleging a conspiracy to steal prescription drugs and sell them on...
Investigators are back at Carlisle home where baby’s remains found

Investigators are back at Carlisle home where baby’s remains found

UPDATE @ 7:52 p.m.: Warren County sheriff's investigators on Monday evening are searching the house in Carlisle where the remains of a baby were found in the backyard on July 14, sheriff's Lt. John Faine said.  "All I can tell you is that we are executing a search warrant that will be sealed," he said Monday evening. He declined to discuss what investigators are looking for or...
Tire failure may have led to truck crash on I-675 S ramp in Beavercreek

Tire failure may have led to truck crash on I-675 S ramp in Beavercreek

UPDATE @ 5:12 p.m.:  A dump truck loaded with gravel may have blown a tire in the crash on the I-675 South ramp to Indian Ripple Road that sent its driver to a hospital suffering from serious injuries.  That's the preliminary assessment from the scene, but the police investigation is continuing, Beavercreek Twp. Fire Deputy Chief John Mercs said.  The driver apparently lost control...
Ohio appears to be losing out on Foxconn deal

Ohio appears to be losing out on Foxconn deal

As potential business location decisions go, this one is big — and it’s appearing that Ohio may lose out. Taiwanese electronics maker and Apple supplier Foxconn wants to build a display panel factory in the United States, and Ohio was recently said to be one of the states under consideration. But increasingly, Wisconsin appears to be the front runner. Reports in the Wall Street Journal...
Downtown pavilion gets the green light for construction bids

Downtown pavilion gets the green light for construction bids

The city of Dayton has issued bids to construct the Levitt Pavilion Dayton, a move demonstrating extreme confidence that supporters will reach their $5 million fundraising goal. The group that is raising money to build a state-of-the-art outdoor music venue in downtown Dayton has about $4.75 million committed — which is just $250,000 short of the capital campaign’s goal, according to information...
Miami U. student sues, claims unfair suspension for sex assault claim

Miami U. student sues, claims unfair suspension for sex assault claim

A Miami University student is suing the Butler County school, accusing officials of punishing him unfairly after a female student accused him of a sexual assault he contends was consensual sex. The male student — identified in the federal court lawsuit only as “John Doe” — contends it was a mutually-agreed-to sexual encounter that took place after drinking in Oxford bars last...
CareSource Foundation grants total $378K

CareSource Foundation grants total $378K

In the first half of 2017, the CareSource Foundation awarded $378,000 to 55 nonprofit organizations across Ohio, CareSource said Monday. Since 2006, the CareSource Foundation has awarded over 1,130 grants and invested nearly $15 million into nonprofit organizations to strengthen families and support communities throughout Ohio. “Health care is only one component in the complex lives of our consumers...
Kettering girl meets TV personality

Kettering girl meets TV personality

Emma Becker is a bright and happy 11 year old from Kettering. She loves to sing, dance, play tennis and enjoys going horseback riding! However, more than anything else, Emma loves animals in all shapes and sizes! When it came time for Emma to decide where she wanted to go for her Special Wish Emma it was no surprised anyone she wanted to meet cancer survivor and her favorite television vet, Dr. Jeff...
Heroin addiction at center of murder trial in Warren County

Heroin addiction at center of murder trial in Warren County

Heroin is taking a central role in a murder trial in Warren County, one of four cases of deadly domestic violence there in the last half of 2016. Freddie Green is alleged to have injected heroin and cocaine after shooting his father, but before calling 911, in December during an argument at their home in Lebanon. A syringe containing the illegal drugs was found in the kitchen when police arrived on...
Work gets underway to replace Bellbrook Avenue bridge in Xenia

Work gets underway to replace Bellbrook Avenue bridge in Xenia

Traffic is blocked on Bellbrook Avenue as work gets underway to replace the bridge that spans a small stream in the city of Xenia. Bellbrook Avenue will be closed for four weeks between California and West Second streets to accommodate the work. This will be the sixth bridge to be worked on this year in Greene County and there are four more set for maintenance work this year, according to Greene County...
Attorney general files consumer protection lawsuit in Butler County

Attorney general files consumer protection lawsuit in Butler County

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine on Monday announced a consumer protection lawsuit against a man accused of repeatedly failing to deliver promised home improvement services to customers. The attorney general’s lawsuit, filed Thursday in Butler County Common Pleas Court, accuses Christopher D. Craft, operating as New Century Remodeling, of taking money from consumers and then failing to perform...
Backpack giveaway planned for military families

Backpack giveaway planned for military families

Hundreds of local military families will be eligible for a giveaway of backpacks and school supplies from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Holiday Inn Dayton/Fairborn, at 2800 Presidential Drive. Eligible recipients include active duty personnel in grades E1 to E6, and all ranks of post-9/11 wounded, ill or injured service members. RELATED: Teachers spend big bucks on back to school items RELATED: Sales...
Happy birthday, Springboro! 6 things to know on the city’s 202nd birthday

Happy birthday, Springboro! 6 things to know on the city’s 202nd birthday

More than two centuries ago, on July 25, 1815, Jonathan Wright, the founder of Springboro, made a trip to Lebanon to record 86 lots at the courthouse. Here are six things to know about the early history of Springboro:  1. Founding father. In 1815 Jonathan Wright purchased the land that is now the historic downtown area of Springboro, according to the Springboro Chamber of Commerce. Wright, a...
Composites properties sold for $2.8 M

Composites properties sold for $2.8 M

Former National Composites Center properties sold on Composite Drive and Forrer Boulevard in Kettering for a total of $2.8 million. The property at 1950 Composite was sold from First Financial Collateral Inc., of Carmel, Ind., — which acquired the property from the composites center in 2015 — to an entity called “2000 Composite LLC,” Montgomery County property records show...
See how much homes sold for in Butler, Warren neighborhoods

See how much homes sold for in Butler, Warren neighborhoods

The following list of recent real estate transactions was compiled through public records. BUTLER COUNTY RELATED: Check out the Real Estate Plus page of the Journal-News web site. Fairfield 5640 Boehm Dr; $177,600 46 Carousel Cir; $239,900 4949 Castleton Dr; $117,900 3336 Danbury Rd; $210,000 5852 Dixie Hwy; $225,000 1458 Evalie Dr; $142,740 6316 Firestone Dr; $172,000 6348 Firestone Dr; $165,000...
Butler County agencies receive CareSource funding

Butler County agencies receive CareSource funding

Big Brothers Big Sisters officials say grant money like that received from an area foundation helps keep the agency’s doors open in Butler County. In the first half of 2017, the CareSource Foundation awarded $378,000 to 55 nonprofit organizations throughout Ohio. The Butler County area has received more than $50,000 in funding, including Big Brothers Big Sisters. The CareSource Foundation provides...
Dayton Air Show ranks among 10 best in the nation, poll says

Dayton Air Show ranks among 10 best in the nation, poll says

The Vectren Dayton Air Show ranks among the top 10 best air shows in the nation, according to an online poll of USA Today readers. The Dayton Air Show was chosen eighth best, according to polls results released late last week. RELATED: Air show legend to retire solo career after next season At this year’s air show, the F-35 Lighting II and F/A-18 Super Hornet, top aerobatic acts Sean D. Tucker...
Could Ohio cheerleader have used safe haven law to give up baby?

Could Ohio cheerleader have used safe haven law to give up baby?

The case of an 18-year-old Carlisle woman charged with reckless homicide after her baby’s remains were found buried in her backyard have prompted questions about Ohio’s “Safe Haven” law. The state law provides an option for parents of newborns who wish to give up the infant within 30 days of birth.  It’s unknown how old Brooke Skylar Richardson’s baby...
Community event to shut down Kettering Road

Community event to shut down Kettering Road

Evening commutes next week in Kettering could be impacted by a half-mile stretch of road in Kettering shutting down for several hours for a crime prevention event. Kettering Police Department’s National Night Out is scheduled for Aug. 1 at the Town & Country Shopping Center on Stroop Road from 6 to 8 p.m. The half-mile stretch of road, between Far Hills Avenue and Shroyer Road, will be shut...
Sinclair College on the move: What’s really going on

Sinclair College on the move: What’s really going on

With the announcement that Sinclair Community College may buy a new property, the school adds to its long list of headlines this month. Here’s a recap of Sinclair’s latest news in the Dayton region. Sinclair Community College could spend between $6 million and $10 million to open a new learning center in southeast Montgomery County near Interstate 675. The college is considering buying...
Deputies investigate armed robbery at auto parts store

Deputies investigate armed robbery at auto parts store

Deputies have responded to a reported armed robbery at an Advanced Auto Parts store on Harrison Twp. Monday morning.  Deputies responded to the store located at 3969 Salem Avenue around 11:30 a.m. after an employee reported the attempt.  Dispatchers said the employee reported a man wearing a black sweatshirt and a mask entered the store and pointed a gun, before fleeing the area on foot...
Domino’s driver robbed, girlfriend tries to get answers

Domino’s driver robbed, girlfriend tries to get answers

The girlfriend of a pizza delivery driver who was robbed early this morning went to the address and confronted the resident where the pizza order was supposedly made. The woman called police when her boyfriend came home without his 2007 Chevy Uplander around 1:15 a.m.; he told her someone pointed a gun at him and stole his vehicle, wallet and smartphone after he tried to deliver a Domino's order to...
Hamilton County judge dismisses charges against Ray Tensing

Hamilton County judge dismisses charges against Ray Tensing

A Hamilton County judge formally dropped the charges against former University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing during a hearing Monday morning.  Judge Leslie Ghiz denied a motion for acquittal from Tensing's attorney, but granted a dismissal of the charges with prejudice, meaning the state of Ohio cannot file the same charges against Tensing a third time, our news partners WCPO-TV...
Dayton home sales break records in June

Dayton home sales break records in June

Dayton-area home sales records were broken last month. June set records for both the number of sales and the average sale price — the highest on record ever for the Dayton region, the Dayton Area Board of Realtors reported Monday. Sales of single-family and condominium units reported by the board in June totaled 1,690, a 0.66 percent increase over the June 2016 sales, but still enough to claim...
Dayton Metro Library’s highest paid employees: I-Team Payroll Project

Dayton Metro Library’s highest paid employees: I-Team Payroll Project

Program directors and library branch managers topped the list of 41 Dayton Metro Library employees who were paid more than $50,000 last year, according to an I-TeamPayroll Project analysis of employee payroll. The analysis comes as the library system prepares to unveil its new $64 million main library branch downtown, the centerpiece of a years-long $196 million rehabilitation of 18 area libraries...
Three airlines slapped with federal fines

Three airlines slapped with federal fines

The U.S. Department of Transportation fined three airlines that fly out of regional airports for violating consumer rules. Frontier Airlines, American Airlines, and Delta Air Lines were fined, the DOT said. Frontier Airlines was hit with a $400,000 fine for violating federal oversales and disability rules, American Airlines was fined $250,000 for failing to make timely refunds to passengers, and Delta...
Ross Twp. will hold off asking voters for police levy

Ross Twp. will hold off asking voters for police levy

Ross Twp. trustees have decided to hold off asking voters to approve a police levy in November so they can address staffing issues. The township passed its first police levy by a vote of 1,470 to 648 in 2013 — after several failed attempts — and the trustees have been considering whether to ask taxpayers in November for more money for police services or simply to renew the 2.5-mill levy...
Fairmont CTC to host community open house for new fire station

Fairmont CTC to host community open house for new fire station

A pact between the city of Kettering and the Kettering schools that allows high school students to take firefighter training courses, while building a potential pool of applicants is taking shape with a community open house for the program’s newly renovated fire station. RELATED: Kettering leases fire station to schools In October, the city agreed to lease the now-former Fire Station 32 on Dorothy...
Warren County buried baby case: 5 things we know now

Warren County buried baby case: 5 things we know now

Here are five things we have learned in the investigation of Brooke Skylar Richardson, the 18-year-old woman whose baby’s remains were found in the backyard of her home July 14. 1. Baby alive at birth. The infant whose remains were found buried last week in a Carlisle backyard died more than two months ago but was alive at birth, not stillborn, court records and prosecutors revealed Friday....
Relocated credit union is opened

Relocated credit union is opened

A ribbon-cutting reception is set for 3 p.m. Tuesday to celebrate the opening of Wright-Patt Credit Union’s (WPCU) newest location in Fairborn. Company officials are expected to be on hand at the relocated Five Points Member Center, 1298 E. Dayton Yellow Springs Road in Fairborn. “The opening illustrates the credit union’s nearly 85-year commitment to serving the community and the...
Barry Bagels announces grand opening date

Barry Bagels announces grand opening date

UPDATE: The Dayton area’s first Barry Bagels restaurant is gearing up to open, and has announced an official grand opening date.  “Our official grand opening will be Tuesday, July 25,” co-franchisee Jennifer Fester said in an email.  The shops hours will be 6:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday through Friday, 6:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, and 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday.  ORIGINAL STORY...
Huber Heights boy, 3, hospitalized in near-drowning

Huber Heights boy, 3, hospitalized in near-drowning

HUBER HEIGHTS — UPDATE @ 11:47 a.m. Police say family members found the 3-year-old boy unresponsive in the pool and called emergency dispatchers. The child was not breathing when he was taken to the hospital, according to Sgt. Charles Taylor. “At the time the child was unresponsive, the medics did remove that child immediately, and started treatment there. The child is again still at the...
Gas price increases could continue in the coming months

Gas price increases could continue in the coming months

DAYTON — Average retail gasoline prices in Dayton have risen 10.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.22 per gallon on Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 391 gas outlets in Dayton. This compares with the national average that has increased 2.1 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.27 per gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.   ...
Former Dayton police chief investigating Texas trafficking case

Former Dayton police chief investigating Texas trafficking case

San Antonio police Chief William McManus, who served as Dayton’s chief from 2001 until 2003, is dealing with a case being called a “horrific” case of human trafficking.  McManus is investigating the deaths of nine people found inside a semi tractor-trailer parked outside a San Antonio Walmart. Nearly 20 others were rescued from the trailer, 17 of which are being treated for...
8 indicted for fentanyl trafficking, one with ties to “Mall Boys” gang

8 indicted for fentanyl trafficking, one with ties to “Mall Boys” gang

Eight people have been federally indicted on charges of dealing fentanyl, tramadol and heroin, including one man with suspected ties to the “Mall Boys” gang that law enforcement said is responsible for bringing large amounts of drugs to the Dayton area. Darion Stargell, who Montgomery County Sheriff Phil Plummer said is suspected as being part of the Mall Boys, has three pending cases...
Sinclair considers buying 40 acres near I-675 for new learning center

Sinclair considers buying 40 acres near I-675 for new learning center

Sinclair Community College could spend between $6 million and $10 million to open a new learning center in southeast Montgomery County near Interstate 675. The college is considering buying 40 acres of land including a building at 5800 Clyo Road in Centerville, Sinclair officials told the Dayton Daily News. The 100,000-square-foot building is currently home to Far Hills Church. Sinclair has signed...
Village Pantry, Speedway robbed in Eaton

Village Pantry, Speedway robbed in Eaton

Russell A. McMillan, 37, is being held at the Preble County Jail on the following charges: robbery/threat of force; assault; resisting arrest; resisting arrest/brandishing a deadly weapon; two counts of aggravated menacing;and robbery/deadly dangerous weapon. Eaton police responded to two robberies within about three hours late Sunday and early Monday. The Village Pantry, 124 South Barron Street...
Dayton traffic from the WHIO Traffic Center

Dayton traffic from the WHIO Traffic Center

Check this page for a full list of crashes, disabled vehicles, construction projects and other hazards impacting your commute. Traffic issues can be reported by calling our newsroom at 937-259-2237 or tweeting @WHIOTraffic . Traffic conditions are updated every six minutes on AM 1290 and News 95.7 FM. No incidents to report at this time. No incidents to report at this time. ...
Break from heat and humidity arriving; storms return Thursday

Break from heat and humidity arriving; storms return Thursday

Partly cloudy skies will gradually clear through the evening air as less humid air starts to arrive, according to Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell. Clearing, turning less humid tonight More comfortable through midweek Rain and storms return Thursday RELATED: Sky Witness 7    TONIGHT: Skies will continue to clear as temperatures slowly drop back through the 70s...
Firefighters respond to string of vacant ‘suspicious’ house fires

Firefighters respond to string of vacant ‘suspicious’ house fires

Firefighters had to force entry into the boarded up vacant home located at Xenia and Pritz avenues, Dayton Fire District Chief Barry Baldwin.  “We had fire coming out of the first and second floors,” he said.  Most of the crews that were sent to the Columbus Street fire also had to respond to the Xenia Avenue fire, Baldwin said.  “They’re still a little...
WPAFB Monday Weather: Potential morning fog; highs in the low to mid 80s

WPAFB Monday Weather: Potential morning fog; highs in the low to mid 80s

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE — We could see some patchy dense fog in areas this morning, so it’s a good idea to give yourself a few extra minutes on your morning commute. As we head into the afternoon, we’ll look forward to some more sunshine and a few daytime clouds. Temperatures will top out today in the lower to middle 80s. While the chance for rain is slim, an isolated...
Pistol, needles among items found in hotel room where woman was fatally shot

Pistol, needles among items found in hotel room where woman was fatally shot

A semiautomatic pistol, a rifle scope and hypodermic needles were among items police found at Miami Twp. hotel where a Fairborn woman was fatally shot this weekend. Police records show a round of live ammunition and a spent gun shell were discovered along with five needles, a firearm and the weapon accessory after officers responded early Sunday morning to the Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham, where Lynsie...
West Carrollton buying new sirens to warn of severe weather, disasters

West Carrollton buying new sirens to warn of severe weather, disasters

New outdoor sirens to alert the public during severe weather and disasters will be coming to West Carrollton. The city will be replacing its siren system, which was purchased in 1982, with the help of a Montgomery County grant funding half of the cost, said West Carrollton Fire Chief Chris Barnett. “It’s definitely well worth the investment because I don’t think we’re going...
Rain doesn’t slow fun for humans, horses on fair’s opening day

Rain doesn’t slow fun for humans, horses on fair’s opening day

Rain sprinkled on the opening of the Butler County Fair, but that didn’t stop thousands from coming to the fairgrounds Sunday. The rain soaked the grounds in front of the giant grandstand pushing back the initial rounds of the “World’s Greatest Cowboy/Cowgirl Competition,” one of the newer attractions at this year’s fair. “We started out really well and we got most...
Review of $9B in Ohio tax breaks launched under pressure

Review of $9B in Ohio tax breaks launched under pressure

State legislative leaders acted under pressure recently to launch a panel of their own making that’s supposed to investigate the $9 billion-plus in tax credits, deductions and exemptions Ohio doles out each year. Senate President Larry Obhof named his appointees Tuesday to the Tax Expenditure Review Committee lawmakers, and House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger named his Wednesday, The Columbus Dispatch...
Oxford doesn’t just recycle, ShareFest helps reuse

Oxford doesn’t just recycle, ShareFest helps reuse

Household recycling is only one way Oxford keeps things out of the landfill. Each spring, as students prepare to return home, the city’s ShareFest helps take their discarded items and put them into the hands of charities. “As the students are leaving for the year, if they have usable items — bedding, clothing, unopened food, household equipment, things of nature — it allows...
Ohio senators push bills aimed to help vets, construction workers

Ohio senators push bills aimed to help vets, construction workers

Sen. Sherrod Brown last week was part of a bipartisan group of senators who co-sponsored a bill to expand the G.I. bill for post 9/11 student veterans. The bill includes provisions aimed at allowing more servicemembers or loved ones of fallen servicemembers to use the G.I. bill to further their education. Specifically, Brown, D-Ohio, helped secure a provision of the bill that would restore G.I. benefits...
Congressmen Jordan, Davidson pushing welfare reform plan

Congressmen Jordan, Davidson pushing welfare reform plan

More than 20 years after Bill Clinton, John Kasich and Newt Gingrich reformed “welfare as we know it,” two Ohio lawmakers are vowing to do it again, saying the government must do more to encourage people to work rather than live off of federal largesse. Reps. Jim Jordan, R–Urbana, and Warren Davidson, R–Troy, want to start by looking at some 92 federal means-tested programs...
Driver OK after car hydroplanes on flooded road, hits utility pole

Driver OK after car hydroplanes on flooded road, hits utility pole

A man escaped injury today when the vehicle he was driving hit high water and hydroplaned into a utility pole in Darke County. The man told authorities the flash flooding surprised him after he crested a hill in the 9300 block of New Harrison-Bradford Road, which is about two miles west of Bradford. The driver was not hurt and was not cited. He was able to pull the vehicle out of the ditch with a...
McCrabb: Carlisle boy, 8, ‘wonderful example of giving back’

McCrabb: Carlisle boy, 8, ‘wonderful example of giving back’

Sometimes the greatest inspiration can be found from the most unlikely sources. During these turbulent times, it makes sense that someone whose young life has been a series of heartbreaks would show us how to turn tragedy into triumph. Children, we’re told, are supposed to bury their parents. Just not when they’re 7. But that’s how old Preston Bober was when his father, Jon Bober...
Miami U. president to Congress: All students need entrepreneurial skills

Miami U. president to Congress: All students need entrepreneurial skills

In many ways all Miami University students are also students of entrepreneurial skills, the president of the Butler County university told Congressional leaders recently. Miami University President Gregory Crawford traveled to the nation’s capital last week to testify to members of the U.S. House Small Business Committee to discuss the role his school – and others across the nation &ndash...
One year later, Hamilton’s violent summer still filling courtrooms

One year later, Hamilton’s violent summer still filling courtrooms

It likely began with a drink thrown on a woman, according to prosecutors, but what it became at about 2 a.m. July 24, 2016, was a mass shooting at a bar in Hamilton’s west side. Monday marks the year anniversary of the shootout at Doubles Bar that killed one person and wounded seven others. A year later, three men charged in the shooting are in prison. A fourth, Michael Grevious II, who is charged...
1 reported missing in widespread flooding in Northern Kentucky

1 reported missing in widespread flooding in Northern Kentucky

Residents in Northern Kentucky are dealing with a mess this morning after heavy rains overnight caused widespread flooding that led to damages to vehicles and property. Up to 5 inches of rain fell overnight in Bracken and Mason counties, where flood waters lifted homes from foundations, set moored boats adrift and tossed vehicles into muddy ditches, according to coverage from our news partner in Cincinnati...
Son goes on trial for father’s murder in Lebanon

Son goes on trial for father’s murder in Lebanon

A Lebanon man is to go on trial Monday on charges that he murdered his father in December in one of six deadly cases of domestic violence in the last half of 2016 in Warren County. Freddie Green, 42, has been in the Warren County Jail since early Dec. 7, about six hours after he was arrested following the fatal shooting of his father, Sidney Green, 64, during an argument at the father’s home...
Local governments struggle with coming medical marijuana legalization

Local governments struggle with coming medical marijuana legalization

What to do about legalization of medical marijuana in Ohio continues to be a topic of study, discussion and consideration by local governments around the area and state of Ohio. On Thursday, the Springboro City Council moved forward with a prohibition on cultivation, processing and distribution of marijuana for medical use to a second reading. RELATED: Communities approach medical pot in different...
Dayton awards $99K in grants to neighborhood groups

Dayton awards $99K in grants to neighborhood groups

The City of Dayton has awarded mini-grants totaling $99,161 to 25 local groups to help support efforts to improve their neighborhoods, according to the city. “The grants used have increased participation in neighborhood events and introduced community members to those outside of where they live,” said Connie Nisonger with the city Planning and Development Department. “It’s...
Man hit by car during argument in Trotwood

Man hit by car during argument in Trotwood

TROTWOOD — Crews responded to a reported pedestrian strike Sunday morning.  Crews were dispatched to the 4400 block of Shorham Court around 7:55 a.m.  A male caller told dispatchers his ex-girlfriend and her boyfriend assaulted him before hitting him with a car.  Initial reports indicate the man hit by the car refused medical treatment at the scene.  The victim's condition...
Fairfield lifeguards earn top marks for being ‘vigilant,’ ‘rescue ready’

Fairfield lifeguards earn top marks for being ‘vigilant,’ ‘rescue ready’

The city of Fairfield’s lifeguards were deemed “vigilant, professional and rescue ready” after a random, unannounced audit from an international pool safety organization. Ellis & Associates recently conducted the operational safety audit at the Fairfield Aquatic Center, 2605 Augusta Blvd., and said the pool’s lifeguards received the ratings of “Exceeds” on individual...
Woman, 96, identified as victim of fatal Harrison Twp. house fire

Woman, 96, identified as victim of fatal Harrison Twp. house fire

The Montgomery County Coroner’s Office has identified the woman killed in a fire in Harrison Twp. Sunday as Lois B. Lowe, 96, of Dayton.  Smoke inhalation and thermal injuries have been ruled as her initial cause of death by the coroner’s office.  A woman’s body was found inside a burning home Sunday morning in Harrison Twp. after neighbors reported seeing flames and heavy...
2 men hit by cars in separate fights in Dayton, Trotwood

2 men hit by cars in separate fights in Dayton, Trotwood

What started as arguments this morning ended with two men getting hit by cars in separate incidents in Dayton and Trotwood. Two men were fighting, one armed with a knife, when one of the men was struck by a car around 6:45 a.m. near a Sunoco on Wayne Avenue in Dayton. No one was hurt, and it’s not clear whether the knife-wielding man was the one hit. It’s also not clear whether either...
Showers, storms end tonight; fog possible

Showers, storms end tonight; fog possible

Showers and storms will end this evening, and we'll see more clearing overnight. Because of all the rain over the past few days, some patchy dense fog is possible overnight and early Monday, Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar said. Temperatures overnight will dip into the middle to upper 60s. Patchy overnight fog possible More dry time expected this week Chance for rain returns Thursday...
Firefighters smoke the competition at Hunks and Ladders challenge

Firefighters smoke the competition at Hunks and Ladders challenge

It got smokin’ hot this afternoon at The Greene during the Hunks and Ladders Firefighter Combat Challenge in Beavercreek. Firefighters from across the region flexed their muscles and tested their strength and endurance during the competition; feats included pulling a 165-pound dummy 75 feet. The 30th anniversary challenge was all to earn a coveted spot in the upcoming 2017-18 Hunks and...
Last of 5 men charged in Miami County home invasion, shooting pleads guilty

Last of 5 men charged in Miami County home invasion, shooting pleads guilty

The last of five men admitted his role in a September 2016 home invasion and shooting in Union Twp. Eric Santos, 22, of Trotwood, pleaded guilty Thursday to aggravated burglary with a gun specification; conspiracy to aggravated burglary; and felonious assault. He was scheduled to go on trial next week in Miami County Common Pleas Court. Santos was among five men arrested in the Sept. 29 invasion of...
VIDEO: BBB releases ‘Torch’ the rescued falcon back into Dayton sky

VIDEO: BBB releases ‘Torch’ the rescued falcon back into Dayton sky

A young American Kestrel falcon that was disoriented from rain storms earlier this month is flying high again in downtown Dayton after it was rescued by members of the Better Business Bureau serving Dayton and the Miami Valley.  The BBB staff was having lunch at a downtown restaurant on July 6 and the falcon, which they nicknamed Torch based on their logo, was perched on a window ledge and trying...
Apple supplier Foxconn to announce in August if Ohio among three states to get operations

Apple supplier Foxconn to announce in August if Ohio among three states to get operations

Ohio is among seven states competing to land factories from Apple iPhone supplier Foxconn, a Taiwanese touchscreen maker. The company will announce locations of new U.S. operations in early August, according to the Associated Press, which would be built in three states. Ohio has made no mention of negotiations with Foxconn, but Governor John Kasich made a hastily planned trip to Japan in June...
WHAT TO KNOW: Five aviation stories from the past week

WHAT TO KNOW: Five aviation stories from the past week

Whether it’s cutting-edge research or time-tested manufacturing, there was plenty of aviation-related news from in and around Dayton in the past week. Here are five stories you may have missed. Staff Writer Barrie Barber reported Friday that the University of Dayton Research Institute (UDRI) received a seven-year, $43 million Air Force contract to develop non-metal materials for airplanes, spacecraft...
Butler County Fair draws thousands, sparks economy

Butler County Fair draws thousands, sparks economy

It’s a 19th Century Butler County tradition still thriving in the 21st Century. Sunday, the Butler County Fair will open its gates to a week-long festival celebrating Ohio’s rural and historical roots with plenty of modern-day attractions thrown in. But the beloved annual event is also a reliable and growing economic mainstay for the county, say area tourism officials. And the money and...
Overnight storm destroys new outbuilding near South Charleston

Overnight storm destroys new outbuilding near South Charleston

A storm passing through early this morning knocked down trees and ripped apart an outbuilding near South Charleston. Meanwhile, about three dozen residents in Huber Heights are waiting to have power restored after a storm brought down a large tree and snapped a utility pole Friday morning. Steve Gladman, who lives in the 5700 block of Platsburg Road near South Charleston, he heard the storm move...
Fairfield-based centrifuge company celebrates 100 years

Fairfield-based centrifuge company celebrates 100 years

A Fairfield-based company that got its start 100 years ago has spent the vast majority of that time in Butler County. Western States Machine Company is a worldwide supplier of a centrifuge, a device used by both the sugar and nonsugar industries to separate solids from liquids. The company, which employs between 75 and 85 people at its 80,000-square-foot facility at 625 Commerce Center Drive, got...
Lakota East grad earns $200,000 scholarship to Princeton

Lakota East grad earns $200,000 scholarship to Princeton

Even though she is moving on from Lakota East High School with one of the largest college scholarships in the district’s history, for recent graduate Paige Bentley, it’s not easy to leave a place where she made her mark in so many ways. Bentley has landed a $200,000 Army scholarship to Princeton University. MORE: Lakota East quads win world fame and Yale scholarships She did it by excelling...
Power restored to most after 24 hours of severe weather

Power restored to most after 24 hours of severe weather

From its height of more than 22,000 Dayton Power and Light customers without power, only a handful are without service as of early evening on Saturday. Efforts to restore power resulted in more than 400 DP&L line crews being deployed in the field, according to DP&L. Strong storms in the past 24 hours have wreaked havoc in the Miami Valley, causing damage to trees and property and knocking power out...
Over 500 cars checked, no arrests made during OVI checkpoint in Sidney

Over 500 cars checked, no arrests made during OVI checkpoint in Sidney

No arrests were made during a Friday night OVI checkpoint in Sidney, according to the Piqua post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol.  506 cars were stopped and checked during the three-hour checkpoint on Wapakoneta Avenue near Pinehurst Street.  Sidney officers assisted troopers with the traffic stops and arrested a person with an active warrant during saturation patrols.  “At the...
Chance for storms continues through Sunday

Chance for storms continues through Sunday

The chance for showers and storms will continue overnight; however, the chances look to be best south of the Miami Valley. Those of south of Interstate 70 still could see a few showers or storms overnight. Lows will be in the middle 70s, Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar said. Storms possible through Sunday evening More dry time expected after Sunday chance for rain returns Thursday Sunday...
Oxford’s first full-time firefighter/paramedics on job

Oxford’s first full-time firefighter/paramedics on job

Three firefighter/paramedics have started full-time service with the city’s fire department, marking a new high-water mark as the division moves further into professional operation. Two of the three have been in part-time positions prior to this year and were part of the first step toward a professional department five years ago. Three captains began full-time service to the department two years...
WPAFB Saturday Weather: Warms temps continue, storms likely

WPAFB Saturday Weather: Warms temps continue, storms likely

While it will be another hot and steamy day, there will be occasional rounds of showers and storms, Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell said. Expect one round in the morning and another round of storms late in the day or evening. The storms could be intense with locally heavy rain and also the threat for strong winds. Occasional storms will remain possible into Sunday although taper off...
42 people indicted in Butler and Warren counties

42 people indicted in Butler and Warren counties

Grand juries, which meet in secret, review criminal charges brought by police and prosecutors and investigate possible criminal behavior. The proceedings are usually one-sided, because the accused is not present and witnesses are not cross-examined. PHOTOS: Look who’s been booked in the Butler County Jail A grand jury may issue an indictment if it finds probable...
Police seek driver in hit-and-run crash on NB I-75 in West Carrollton

Police seek driver in hit-and-run crash on NB I-75 in West Carrollton

A hit-and-run driver struck another motorist tonight in the northbound lanes of Interstate 75 in West Carrollton. What was initially reported around 9:20 p.m. as a multiple-vehicle crash was a two-car crash with other motorists who stopped to help, according to the West Carrollton Police Department. One person was taken to a local hospital with injuries that appear to be minor, police said. We&rsquo...
New restaurant in Warren County offers health-conscious options

New restaurant in Warren County offers health-conscious options

A St. Louis start-up serving up fresh, fast, bowls, wraps and salads for two decades is set to open a new location in Warren County. Located at 8250 Arbor Square Dr. in Deerfield Twp., the new Crazy Bowls & Wraps location is the second of four planned restaurants in the Greater Cincinnati area. A grand opening celebration is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday. The restaurant boasts it was...
Chipotle food scare highlights issue that impacts thousands annually

Chipotle food scare highlights issue that impacts thousands annually

Chipotle is grappling with more cases of foodborne illness, an issue that causes one in six Americans to get sick annually after consuming contaminated foods or beverages. The company’s stock has taken a hit this week following foodborne illness issues at a restaurant in Virginia and a report of rodents scurrying around at one of their restaurants in Texas. Chipotle executives told Business...
Bacon craze causes rise in pork-belly prices

Bacon craze causes rise in pork-belly prices

Consumers love of bacon is causing pork-belly prices to reach record highs. As more people reach for a pack of bacon at the grocery store, pig farmers are struggling to keep up the demand, according to a report from the Wall Street Journal. The price for pork-belly, the part of the hog used to make bacon, has risen around 80 percent in 2017. Americans bought 14 percent more bacon at stores in 2016...
Emmy winning Hamilton native loses battle with cancer

Emmy winning Hamilton native loses battle with cancer

Ross Senior High School graduate Molly Day Wrigley, 42, died last week after her two-and-a-half year battle with cancer. Wrigley, after graduating from Ross, attended Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. After college she embarked on a successful career in television, where she ended up becoming an Emmy award winning producer at stations in Nashville and Jacksonville. In 2005, Wrigley was named...
Woman behind bars accused in two Dayton bank robberies

Woman behind bars accused in two Dayton bank robberies

A 32-year-old woman is in jail on suspicion of robbing banks in Dayton on Friday. Nicole M. Brown is being held in the Montgomery County Jail on suspicion of two incidents of aggravated robbery. Brown was booked into jail around 9 p.m. after Dayton police arrested her in the 400 block of Santa Cruz Avenue. Police said Brown is the suspect who tried to rob Key Bank on Linden Avenue then robbed...
Ohio Auditor: Withhold funding for giant online school

Ohio Auditor: Withhold funding for giant online school

State Auditor Dave Yost has asked the Ohio Department of Education to withhold “a significant portion” 2017-18 funding for the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow (ECOT), the embattled online school at the center of multiple lawsuits over how many students attended the school. Yost doesn’t want the money paid until ECOT’s enrollment can be verified. ECOT has received more than...
Judge denies UD’s motion to dismiss ‘hazing’ lawsuit

Judge denies UD’s motion to dismiss ‘hazing’ lawsuit

A visiting judge on Friday “denied in total” the University of Dayton’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit alleging hazing brought by an ex-football player who said he suffered a brain injury after hard drinking during the 2014 “Mad Dogs” event for freshman team members. Judge Peter Handwork from Lucas County heard arguments from Max Engelhart’s attorneys and lawyers representing...
Muggy, hot weather to continue into weekend

Muggy, hot weather to continue into weekend

This weekend will bring more hot and muggy weather, according to Storm Center 7 Meteorologist McCall Vrydaghs. Saturday will be hot and humid with highs around 90 degrees, although it will feel more like the mid-90s, Vrydaghs said. The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory for Butler and Warren counties from 1 to 7 p.m. on Saturday. Click here for the latest local weather forecast There...
Butler Tech moves ahead with rapid expansion plan

Butler Tech moves ahead with rapid expansion plan

The big changes at one of Ohio’s largest career school systems keep coming. Though it’s less than two years old, Butler Tech’s leading edge Bioscience Center in West Chester Township is already expanding its classroom space for the upcoming 2017-2018 school year. And school officials are moving on additional plans to add to the two-story building and adjacent class buildings to the...
Man says he was to be paid $3K to deliver 100 pounds of pot in Dayton

Man says he was to be paid $3K to deliver 100 pounds of pot in Dayton

One of the two men caught with 400 pounds of marijuana told investigators he was to be paid $3,000 to deliver 100 pounds of it to a person in Dayton, according to court documents.   Victor Guadiana was the driver of a vehicle stopped for speeding on Poe Avenue July 20 in Montgomery County, according to a complaint filed in Dayton’s U.S. District Court.   After that, two Ohio...
Kettering Fairmont class produces another winner

Kettering Fairmont class produces another winner

Prestigious Emmy awards won by Kettering Fairmont seniors two years in a row? Now that’s a win-win situation. The Ohio Valley Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences named senior Brittany Peckham as the Emmy Award winner in the Short Form/Non-Fiction category for her video “Born to Create.” Last year’s winner was Brian Kinnison for his music video &ldquo...
New Dunkin’ Donuts debuts in Butler County

New Dunkin’ Donuts debuts in Butler County

Dunkin’ Donuts is now open at 1270 Hamilton-Lebanon Road in Monroe. The newly constructed restaurant is equipped with a drive-thru and free Wi-Fi and open from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. Menu items include donuts, bagels, muffins, breakfast sandwiches, bakery sandwiches, wraps, coffee and lattes. FIRST COVERAGE: Dunkin’ Donuts, Popeyes coming to Monroe It is the 24th regional Dunkin&rsquo...
Troy Skating Club glides through 65th year

Troy Skating Club glides through 65th year

Sixty-five years after its founding, members of the Troy Skating Club continue to take to the ice of the organization’s first and only home at the city’s Hobart Arena. The Troy Skating Club is a nonprofit organization that encourages people of all ages to pursue skating in all forms. ›› RELATED: Local ninja competes “We cultivate friendships and team spirit...
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