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Wind Advisory from noon today until 4 a.m. Sunday

Rain is likely today as gusty winds increase through the late afternoon and into the evening. A few thunderstorms are possible with wind gusts potentially reaching 40 to 50 mph, according to Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Josh Poland. Highs will climb to about 60 degrees and then fall later in the afternoon as a cold front moves in. Rain may mix with or change to snow showers before ending, Poland said...


Ohio 741 open, crews replace power pole after crash near Springboro

Ohio 741 open, crews replace power pole after crash near Springboro

Ohio 741 near Red Lion-Five Points Road is open to traffic after it was shut down for hours this evening. A driver only had minor injuries, but the power pole the man hit was damaged beyond repair in the crash that happened around 2:30 p.m. The crash area was shut down while a Duke Energy crew replaced the utility pole. By 11 p.m., the roadway was back open. Those headed to the 5:30 p.m. Springboro...
JUST IN: Ex-Max & Erma’s springs back to life Monday as ‘MacKenzie River’

JUST IN: Ex-Max & Erma’s springs back to life Monday as ‘MacKenzie River’

The former Max & Erma’s restaurant in front of the Mall at Fairfield Commons in Beavercreek will be reborn Monday, Nov. 20, as MacKenzie River Pizza Grill Pub. “It has been a long road with construction, but we have weathered it and are excited to welcome the community,” James Blystone, vice president of franchising and communication for Glacier Restaurant Group, told this news...
State leaders tour Wright Patt as they explore how to protect bases

State leaders tour Wright Patt as they explore how to protect bases

A state panel touring military bases across Ohio to urge ways to protect the facilities visited the state’s largest installation base Friday as the panel prepares to release findings early next year. Seven members of the 12-member BRAC and Military Affairs Task Force toured Wright-Patterson Air Force Base over five hours, the longest scheduled stop thus far to about a dozen installations in...
Wright State’s poverty project: Mental illness and its role in the struggle of poverty

Wright State’s poverty project: Mental illness and its role in the struggle of poverty

Editor’s Note: This story was produced as part of a semester-long project by a Wright State University communications class reporting on the issue of poverty in the Dayton region. The class is publishing a series of stories on the topic, found on the website for the project. Mental illness is a serious issue that many of the homeless in our society suffer with today. According to the American...
5K Thanksgiving Day run in Hamilton helps teen moms

5K Thanksgiving Day run in Hamilton helps teen moms

Before enjoying a Thanksgiving Day meal, hundreds of people are expected to start the day running through the streets of Hamilton to help raise funds for local teenage mothers. The third annual Young Lives Thanksgiving Run raises money for teenage mothers to attend a special summer camp, and organizers are expecting the event’s largest crowd so far on Thursday. “We expect between 500 to...
Dayton school teacher says she was assaulted at Thurgood Marshall

Dayton school teacher says she was assaulted at Thurgood Marshall

Dayton Public Schools is investigating an alleged assault on a Thurgood Marshall High School teacher this month. District officials are still probing two accounts of the Nov. 8 incident — one given by a teacher, another from a student the teacher said held her down while another student hit her four times. “Our security people are still moving through both of these accounts,” said...
Ohio mayors to Congress on tax reform: ‘Get it right’

Ohio mayors to Congress on tax reform: ‘Get it right’

Mayors from Springfield, Kettering and 10 other Ohio cities went to Columbus Friday to send a message to Washington that the tax reform packages rushing through Congress will be a bad deal for homeowners and projects that rely on historic tax credits and private activity bonds. “Tax reform is needed in order to help our economy, but we need to get it right,” said Findlay Mayor Lydia Mihalik...
Wright State could lock in tuition price after hiking it 6 percent

Wright State could lock in tuition price after hiking it 6 percent

Next fall’s incoming class at Wright State University could see the price they pay for tuition locked in for four years, but there’s a catch. The “Wright Guarantee” program would increase tuition by 6 percent for the 2018 freshman class but it would be the only increase those students would pay in their four years at WSU. It would mean the price of tuition for full-time in-state...
WSU could narrowly avoid fiscal watch if $6M surplus is realized

WSU could narrowly avoid fiscal watch if $6M surplus is realized

Wright State University has been edging toward state fiscal watch the last few years but may be able to narrowly avoid it if a budget plan in place continues as expected. The university’s budget calls for around a $6 million surplus this year as the school attempts to rebuild its reserve fund that was drained from years of overspending. WSU slashed around $30.8 million from its fiscal year 2018...
Middletown private school goes on lockdown after man attempts entry

Middletown private school goes on lockdown after man attempts entry

A man was questioned by Middletown Police today after he tried to enter a local school, forcing the school into lockdown. Dawn Pickerill, principal of the St. John XXIII Catholic School, sent a message out to school families Friday morning stating: “This morning at approximately 8:39 an unknown gentleman buzzed to enter the school and asked to come in to the building to go to the bathroom.&rdquo...
AF expands key resource for small businesses to mature technology

AF expands key resource for small businesses to mature technology

An increasingly popular Air Force event is expanding to provide small companies with even more opportunities to refine their technology. The annual Operation Tech Warrior exercise – conducted by the Air Force Research Laboratory and sponsored by the Air Force Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer Program – is now part of a year-round enterprise administered...
Baby’s feeding tube removed, mother arrested

Baby’s feeding tube removed, mother arrested

A Kettering mother was arrested and jailed for allegedly removing her infant daughter's feeding tube, then walking out of Dayton Children's Hospital. Michele Hughes, 35, walked into her 3-month-old daughter's hospital room and pulled the feeding tube out of the child and removed her from the hospital, according to a Dayton Police report.  Hospital staff contacted police out of concern for the...
Festive evening set for Dec. 6 at Wright-Patt Club

Festive evening set for Dec. 6 at Wright-Patt Club

The 88th Force Support Squadron will host an evening of holiday magic at the annual holiday tree lighting ceremony. The ceremony will begin at 5 p.m. Dec. 6 at the Wright-Patterson Club in Area A. Attendees can watch as the tree is illuminated and Santa arrives with Mrs. Claus. http://www.daytondailynews.com/news/student-writing-competition-focuses-wwii-bomber-aircraft-and-crews/ZD8o5X8g9oruWc7wcncXOJ/...
Woman burned by hot coffee in break room fight

Woman burned by hot coffee in break room fight

A woman suffered significant burns when another woman threw a cup of hot coffee on her in a break room at the YWCA, according to a Dayton Police report.   Officers and a medic were dispatched to the YWCA on West Third St. in downtown Dayton at 5:25 p.m. Thursday on a report of an aggravated assault.  The two women involved in the altercation are residents at the YWCA. The injured...
Surveillance video captures Hewitt Soap Factory fire begin

Surveillance video captures Hewitt Soap Factory fire begin

Surveillance video from The Glass Hat bar captures the moments as the Hewitt Soap Factory began to burn late last week and now that bar’s owner is questioning whether firefighters did enough to protect her business from damage. “My siding, the whole outside of my bar is melted.  It’s horrible,” said owner Deanna Huitt.  “You see the firemen walking around...
Damaged Clifton Mill lights will be ready for opening, officials say

Damaged Clifton Mill lights will be ready for opening, officials say

The legendary Lights of Clifton Mill will be ready for opening night later this month despite damage from flood waters earlier this month, Clifton Mill said this week. The high water, coupled with a forecast of wind gusts of up to 50 mph this weekend, has slowed setup of the annual lights display. » READ MORE: Clifton Mill lights significantly damaged by flooding Workers at Clifton Mill are...
Nobel Laureate returns to AFRL to talk determination, discovery

Nobel Laureate returns to AFRL to talk determination, discovery

Nobel Prize recipient Dr. Dan Shechtman visited the Air Force Research Laboratory Nov. 8, imparting his research, life experience and words of wisdom to an audience of researchers as part of the AFRL Technical Mastery interactive lecture series. Shechtman worked in the Materials and Manufacturing Directorate during the 1970s as a National Research Council fellow and, later, as a summer researcher...
Dayton grocery fire: Kroger, others offer help to neighborhood

Dayton grocery fire: Kroger, others offer help to neighborhood

In response to the recent fire that destroyed the Food For Less on East Third Street in Dayton, another grocer is sponsoring five food distributions for families impacted through The Foodbank’s Mobile Food Pantry. The first distribution will be Tuesday at The FoodBank, followed by four weekly distributions through Dec. 21 at Laborers’ Local 1410. “Kroger is pleased to help ease the...
‘You guys are ruining Christmas,’ theft suspect tells police

‘You guys are ruining Christmas,’ theft suspect tells police

A theft suspect told police “you guys are ruining Christmas” after he was arrested while police investigated a suspicious circumstance involving copper wire at First Street Recycling, reported by the plant manager. Steven Elzey, 35, was arrested on suspicion of obstructing official business and falsification at the business at 1341 E. First St. after police said he initially gave them...
Manufacturing job growth helps drive down Ohio jobless rate

Manufacturing job growth helps drive down Ohio jobless rate

Ohio’s unemployment rate edged down to 5.1 percent in October from 5.3 percent in September as employers statewide added 4,300 jobs over the same period, the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services announced Friday. RELATED: Many Ohioans still struggling despite low unemployment The number of unemployed workers fell 9,000 to 296,000 during the month, the state said. “Manufacturing...
Weekend plans? Know how the weather will impact you

Weekend plans? Know how the weather will impact you

A complex storm system will move in to the Dayton area late Friday night, bringing with it a weather mix that will impact most of the Miami Valley this weekend, according to StormCenter 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini.  >>Get WHIO’s free Weather App: Hour-by-hour forecast anytime, anywhere  Here are a few things to keep in mind to stay prepared: Heavy rain late Friday night,...
Jet engine inventor’s son visits Wright-Patterson

Jet engine inventor’s son visits Wright-Patterson

What happens when you mix a 22-year-old, self-taught aeronautical engineer and Royal Air Force pilot, with a slide rule, a solid background in math and an idea? You get the birth of the jet age. In 1928 Frank Whittle wrote a thesis entitled “Future Developments in Aircraft Design” in which he proved, by calculation, that a gas turbine had the potential to be a mover for air propulsion...
I-75 north in Miami County reopens following string of crashes

I-75 north in Miami County reopens following string of crashes

Interstate 75 north in Troy has reopened at Ohio 55 after a series of multiple crashes on the highway earlier today. Traffic remained slow through the area as of 2:15 p.m. Northbound Interstate 75 is shut down in Troy after two additional crashes have been reported in the backup of an earlier crash.  State troopers remain on scene of the original crash near the 78 mile marker, about five miles...
Student writing competition focuses on WWII bomber aircraft and crews

Student writing competition focuses on WWII bomber aircraft and crews

Teenagers will have a unique opportunity to earn scholarship funds while learning about military aviation history through the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force’s eighth annual Air Force Heritage and History Writing Competition. This year’s theme focuses on World War II bomber aircraft and crews, such as the B-17F Memphis Belle – one of the most recognizable symbols of World War...
88th Air Base Wing announces holiday hours of operation

88th Air Base Wing announces holiday hours of operation

The following facilities at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base will have different hours of operation (if not listed, consider them closed) in observance of Thanksgiving Day on Nov. 23 and AFMC Family Day on Nov. 24. GATES 1A (Fairborn Gate) Nov. 23 Open 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Nov. 24 Open 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. 1B (Springfield Gate) Nov. 23 Closed Nov. 24 Open 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. 12A (AFMC Headquarters) Nov. 23...
UD’s plans for a ‘shark tank’ in Dayton Arcade would turn it into innovation hub

UD’s plans for a ‘shark tank’ in Dayton Arcade would turn it into innovation hub

If the rehab of the Dayton Arcade moves forward, the University of Dayton expects to be one of the anchor tenants, jointly overseeing more than 100,000 square feet of space in the southern portion of the complex. UD plans to relocate its L. William Crotty Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership, as well as some staff and faculty offices, into a new “innovation hub” inside the arcade, said...
Fund drive is moving ‘full steam ahead’

Fund drive is moving ‘full steam ahead’

Wright-Patterson Air Force Base’s participation in the Combined Federal Campaign, the annual charity giving campaign for the entire federal workforce, is proceeding, campaign officials said, despite campaign-wide implementation challenges and continuing transitions. “We’re going ‘full steam ahead’ with what we have,” said Airman 1st Class Jeremy Tobar, a campaign...
Audiologist helps team tackle complex sound environments

Audiologist helps team tackle complex sound environments

The ability to hear and understand communication is crucial to military special operators and their missions, but sometimes due to the Air Force’s complex sound environments related to variables, such as excessive noise or multiple talkers, this can be challenging. But in the Air Force Research Laboratory’s 711th Human Performance Wing, experts are tackling possible ways to remedy this...
Wright State could increase tuition by 6 percent

Wright State could increase tuition by 6 percent

Wright State University may increase the cost of tuition by 6 percent if a proposal for a tuition guarantee program is implemented. The program, which locks in tuition for four years for a freshman, serves as something of a loophole that allows public universities to increase tuition despite a state mandated tuition freeze that is in its fifth year. The proposal presented to Wright State’s board...
Clinic supports process of early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s

Clinic supports process of early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s is a heartbreaking disease that nearly 5.4 million Americans have today, according to the website www.alzheimers.gov. It is the most common form of dementia and causes people to lose many of the critical abilities they need to live independently. Over the past couple years, the federal government has taken a number of actions to prevent and effectively treat the illness by 2025,...
Pawlikowski offers update, shares perspective during Commander’s Calls

Pawlikowski offers update, shares perspective during Commander’s Calls

World events, a myriad of challenges and U.S. Air Force priorities were highlighted during two Commander’s Calls hosted by Gen. Ellen M. Pawlikowski, Air Force Materiel Command commander, at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force Nov. 7 and 8. A third call was held Nov. 8 at the Base Theater. “Nothing in the Air Force happens without AFMC,” the general said. “AFMC plays...
Hamilton girl with leukemia among those to be adopted Saturday

Hamilton girl with leukemia among those to be adopted Saturday

Heidi was suffering from untreated leukemia when the Matthews family took her in, and on Saturday the Hamilton couple will officially make her part of their family. Butler County Probate Judge Randy Rogers will finalize nine adoptions on Saturday as part of National Adoption Day. Renee and Jody Matthews said Heidi and the 15 other children they have fostered — some for long periods of time,...
Elder-Beerman parent company to close 40 stores

Elder-Beerman parent company to close 40 stores

Bon-Ton Stores Inc., the parent company of Elder-Beerman, will close at least 40 stores by the end of 2018. The retailer will shutter about a sixth of its 260 department stores, furniture galleries and clearance centers. The chain has Elder-Beerman stores at the Dayton Mall, Mall at Fairfield Common and several others at Dayton area locations. The company has not disclosed what stores will be...
Wright Patt, defense firm work to protect weapons from cyber threats

Wright Patt, defense firm work to protect weapons from cyber threats

The Air Force Research Laboratory has awarded a $47.9 million contract to a defense contractor to explore ways to protect weapon systems from cyber attacks, according to the Department of Defense. Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp., which has an office in the Dayton region, will research the problem at Wright-Patterson, the Defense Department reported. The contract will expire in March 2023. RELATED...
Patrol: Higher speed limit leads to spike in crashes, fatalities

Patrol: Higher speed limit leads to spike in crashes, fatalities

Crashes and fatalities spiked after Ohio increased the speed limit to 70 mph on hundreds of rural interstates and freeways, according to an Associated Press report. The Ohio State Highway Patrol released a report Thursday that said there was a 24 percent increase in crashes, including 22 percent more fatal and injury crashes, on 70 mph roads since the state went to the faster limit four years ago...
Local substitute teacher indicted by grand jury on sex charges

Local substitute teacher indicted by grand jury on sex charges

For the second time in a week, an indictment alleging sexual misconduct with teenage minor students has been issued against an educator, this time with charges against a Kettering substitute teacher. Madeline Marx, 23, of Kettering, was indicted Thursday by a Montgomery County grand jury on two counts of sexual battery, court records show. The indictment alleges one of the acts occurred between May...
What does a $140K study say about this city’s development potential?

What does a $140K study say about this city’s development potential?

Recommendations from a nearly year-long Troy Downtown Riverfront Strategic Development Study are designed to enhance the community’s quality of life, its workforce and the connectivity between the downtown and the nearby riverfront of the Great Miami River. “These are ideas on paper. Some of them may happen in our community, others may not,” said Ben Redick of the Troy Main Street...
Most fatal crash victims in Greene County this year not buckled

Most fatal crash victims in Greene County this year not buckled

As the hazardous driving season begins, efforts are underway to educate the public and target unsafe driving in Greene County, where eight more people have died in crashes so far this year compared to all of last year. There have been 13 fatal crashes, resulting in the deaths of 18 people in Greene County this year as of Nov. 8, according to statistics compiled by the Ohio State Highway Patrol. STAY...
The demise of Black Friday: What’s really going on?

The demise of Black Friday: What’s really going on?

Black Friday could be taking a backseat to early sales, Thanksgiving deals and online shopping — but economists say though it’s morphing, Thanksgiving weekend will still be the busiest shopping time all year. An estimated 164 million people are planning to shop or considering shopping during Thanksgiving weekend, according to the annual survey released Thursday by the National Retail Federation...
Joey Votto lost the closest MVP race in 38 years, and Reds fans are not amused

Joey Votto lost the closest MVP race in 38 years, and Reds fans are not amused

Joey Votto delivered a masterpiece of a season for the last-place Cincinnati Reds this year, but he finished second in the race for Major League Baseball’s National League Most Valuable Player. And Reds nation is not happy. It was the closest MVP race since 1979, as Votto finished only two points behind Florida Marlins’ slugger Giancarlo Stanton in voting by the Baseball Writer’s...
Middletown YMCA celebrates 100th anniversary with ‘monumental event’

Middletown YMCA celebrates 100th anniversary with ‘monumental event’

One of the pillars of downtown Middletown recently celebrated its 100th anniversary with a “monumental event,” said Angela Howard, executive director of the Middletown Area YMCA. On Saturday, there was a reunion for current and former members and directors, but most of all, as a fundraiser for the Urban Youth Endowment Fund, which will help fund the Teen Leaders Club in Middletown, Howard...
Jeweler offering same-day delivery in Dayton, Cincinnati

Jeweler offering same-day delivery in Dayton, Cincinnati

James Free Jewelers is offering same-day delivery service in select areas throughout Southwest Ohio. The jewelry company has upgraded its website to offer customers the ability to schedule appointments with jewelry experts for private jewelry showings or via video. Customers can also now chat online with a James Free representative. “Imagine that you are busy at work, and realized that you forgot...
Opioid crisis compounds rising domestic violence cases

Opioid crisis compounds rising domestic violence cases

Former Montgomery County Sheriff’s Deputy Douglas Gearhart grabbed his stepdaughter by her head and neck and shoved her into a door, prosecutors say. He then shoved his wife to the ground when she tried to stop the attack, causing her to hit her head on the kitchen island. Gearhart, 44, of Franklin, then pulled his wife into the garage. “When the children found their mother, she was on...
NEW DETAILS: ‘The Famous Restaurant’ coming soon from Doubleday’s owners

NEW DETAILS: ‘The Famous Restaurant’ coming soon from Doubleday’s owners

New details are emerging about “The Famous Restaurant,” which is under development by the owners of Doubleday’s Grill and Tavern at the former Paddy’s Irish Grill at 953 S. Main St. in Centerville. Owner Jon Thomas described The Famous Restaurant as a “restaurant/bar open seven days a week approximately 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and should employ about 50 people”...
Pay raises for Miami Twp. police chief, captains top 7 percent

Pay raises for Miami Twp. police chief, captains top 7 percent

Police administrators in Miami Twp. have been given pay hikes. The salaries of Police Chief Ron Hess and Capts. John Magill and Russell Johnson are all increasing more than 7.5 percent as a result of a unanimous vote this week by township trustees. RELATED: Miami Twp. police earn accreditation for first time in decades The compensation for Hess is rising from $99,632 a year to $107,016, a jump of...
Foreman’s signature at issue in boyfriend homicide case

Foreman’s signature at issue in boyfriend homicide case

The new defense attorney of a woman indicted for involuntary manslaughter in the death of her boyfriend is continuing a legal challenge against the validity of the grand jury foreman’s signature, according to Montgomery County Common Pleas Court documents. A hearing is scheduled for Friday afternoon in Judge Dennis Langer’s courtroom in which the grand jury foreman is scheduled to testify...
Tiny Madison Twp. is ‘Mohawk Strong’ for historic football team

Tiny Madison Twp. is ‘Mohawk Strong’ for historic football team

For nearly six decades, football players from this tiny, rural school system, just across a wide stretch of the Great Miami River from steel-city Middletown, have laced up cleats for battle against gridiron opponents. Madison High School’s first kick-off took place in 1960, and though the boys who stepped up and strapped it on to represent the community’s beloved “Mohawks”...
This Dayton store is selling vagina ornaments for your Christmas tree

This Dayton store is selling vagina ornaments for your Christmas tree

There’s one place to go if all you want for Christmas is a vagina on your tree.  Among the assortment of “girl power” merchandise sold at Heart Mercantile is a line of hang-able, handmade vagina ornaments by artists and Etsy merchants Jacquelyn Marcella and Rebecca Mare Gonzalez.  The Texans specialize in “making goods with a girl power twist,&rdquo...
Future of Liberty Twp. suburbia: Pedestrian walkways

Future of Liberty Twp. suburbia: Pedestrian walkways

Someday soon people may be able to walk from Lakota East High School and Cincinnati Children’s Liberty Campus to mega retail shopping center Liberty Center on a pedestrian bridge over Ohio 129. Liberty Twp. will commission a design and engineering study to get a better cost estimate on the first part of a broader plan to make the township more pedestrian friendly. The cost estimate for the study...
Planned weather satellite launch scheduled for Saturday morning

Planned weather satellite launch scheduled for Saturday morning

NASA, in partnership with the NOAA, will launch a satellite Saturday that will help improve weather forecasts. The satellite launch was scheduled for earlier this week, but was postponed twice. The launch for the JPSS-1 satellite is scheduled at 4:47 a.m. Saturday, according to NASA. A live stream of the launch will be available on NASA’s website starting at 4:15 a.m. The satellites will help...
Crashes on I-75 in Dayton, state Route 741 in Clearcreek Twp. causing delays

Crashes on I-75 in Dayton, state Route 741 in Clearcreek Twp. causing delays

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. On southbound I-75, in the area of Stanley and West Grand avenues in Dayton, there...
Democrats name new Montgomery County clerk of courts

Democrats name new Montgomery County clerk of courts

Russ Joseph, a longtime Dayton Municipal Court chief deputy clerk and brother of Dayton City Commissioner Matt Joseph, was selected by county Democrats on Thursday to permanently succeed Greg Brush as Montgomery County clerk of courts. RELATED: Longtime county court clerk Greg Brush to retire Russ Joseph, 40, replaces Brush, who retired Oct. 31 to take a job as chief administrator for the Hamilton...
Prospect of replacing Food for Less, destroyed by fire, is uncertain

Prospect of replacing Food for Less, destroyed by fire, is uncertain

Whether a new Food for Less will replace the store destroyed by fire a week ago is not certain.  What is certain is that there is less foot traffic in the east Dayton neighborhood where the grocery store was a community gathering place, much more than just a place to go to stock the home pantry.  Fire destroyed the store, 3129 E. Third St., the night of Nov. 9. Dayton Fire Chief Jeffrey...
Montgomery County Democrats name new clerk of courts

Montgomery County Democrats name new clerk of courts

Russ Joseph, a longtime Dayton Municipal Court chief deputy clerk and brother of Dayton City Commissioner Matt Joseph, was selected by county Democrats on Thursday to permanently succeed Greg Brush as Montgomery County clerk of courts. Russ Joseph replaces Brush, who retired Oct. 31 to take a job as chief administrator for the Hamilton County Clerk of Courts. Connie Villelli, director of compliance...
Suspect arrested by Dayton police in double-shooting has Monday court date

Suspect arrested by Dayton police in double-shooting has Monday court date

UPDATE @ 10:15 p.m. (Nov. 17): Dayton police have made an arrest in Thursday night’s double-shooting they believe occurred in the city and involved a pursuit that ended up in Harrison Twp. with two victims and a 1-year-old, in their car. Michael Sanders, 44, was arrested just before 1 a.m. Friday, according to Montgomery County Jail records. Police investigators are working their theory...
1 shot, wounded in apartment building on Xenia Avenue in Dayton

1 shot, wounded in apartment building on Xenia Avenue in Dayton

One person has been wounded in a shooting that occurred in the hallway of an apartment building in the 300 block of Xenia Avenue and Dayton police are looking for the suspect.  The shooting occurred just after 8:30 p.m. The condition of the victim is not known.  The suspect is described as a male 6-feet-1 to 6-feet-2 inches tall who was wearing a black hat, gray vest, white pants and black...
Greenville grad, explosive ordnance disposal tech hit by IED in Syria

Greenville grad, explosive ordnance disposal tech hit by IED in Syria

U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer Kenton Stacy is at a hospital in San Antonio, Texas, after he was struck by an improvised explosive device while clearing a hospital in Syria. The 2002 Greenville High School graduate and father of four is an explosive ordnance technician. He was severely injured while assigned to the Operation Inherent Resolve campaign against ISIS in Iraq and Syria. The Navy said they...
Englewood mom of disabled boy gets deportation date: Nov. 27

Englewood mom of disabled boy gets deportation date: Nov. 27

Sara Hamdi is still trying to figure out how to tell her brother, Sami, that their mother will be getting on an airplane after Thanksgiving and there’s no saying when they will see her again. Their mother, Fatiha Elgharib, received orders recently that she is being deported back to Morocco on Nov. 27 for over-staying her visa after living in the country since 1995. Sami, a U.S. citizen because...
Champaign County law enforcement officer, Beavercreek man killed in car crash

Champaign County law enforcement officer, Beavercreek man killed in car crash

A longtime Mechanicsburg police officer and captain at the Tri-County Jail in Champaign County died this week after deputies said a medical issue led to a car crash. Michael Schipke, 56, of Beavercreek, died Monday. He was involved in a single-car crash about 3:40 p.m. Nov. 13 near the 5000 block of Ohio 4 in Union Twp., according to the Champaign County Sheriff’s Office. He was headed north...
Ohio State suspends all fraternity activities

Ohio State suspends all fraternity activities

Ohio State University has suspended all social, recruitment and new member activities for its fraternities, effective immediately. In a letter to Interfraternity Council presidents on Thursday, OSU senior director of sorority and fraternity life Ryan Lovell suspended activities until further notice. The “proactive step” was taken so that the interfraternity council community can take &ldquo...
Ohio girl doesn’t let craniofacial disorder control her life

Ohio girl doesn’t let craniofacial disorder control her life

Macy Acord has suffered from Goldenhar Syndrome since birth but she and her mom want people to know that she’s just like every other teenage girl. Goldenhar Syndrome is is a craniofacial disorder, a rare congenital condition characterized by abnormal development of the eyes, ears and spine, according to Dayton Children’s hospital. It can cause facial differences in people who have the...
Belmont student punished after violence caught on camera

Belmont student punished after violence caught on camera

“Serious disciplinary action” was taken against a Belmont High School student after a video circulated online of him punching and taunting another student, school officials said Thursday. “It was a person picking on another kid, that did punch him,” said Dayton Public Schools Superintendent Rhonda Corr. The district is responsible for children on their way to and from school...
CHECK IT OUT: Fuyao’s restaurant holds grand opening

CHECK IT OUT: Fuyao’s restaurant holds grand opening

The restaurant developed by Fuyao Glass America opened today. Fuyao held a grand opening today for Taste of the World, which opened outside the Moraine plant. The 8,000-square-foot restaurant opened at Encrete Lane and Fuyao Avenue and is open to both employees and the public. Officials with the auto glass manufacturer said previously that about $1 million would be invested into opening the restaurant...
Hamilton nonprofit serving the hungry may close amid financial woes

Hamilton nonprofit serving the hungry may close amid financial woes

New Life Mission, a non-profit that has been in Hamilton for nearly 50 years, serving those in need by providing food, groceries and other essential items, may close its doors due to a lack of funding. Felix Russo leads the mission and told the Journal-News that it lost a key donor this past year, which has caused the non-profit some significant financial issues. “We get a large chunk of our...
Bicyclist hospitalized after being hit by car in Greene County

Bicyclist hospitalized after being hit by car in Greene County

A bicyclist has been hospitalized after he was hit by a car on Kinsey Road in Xenia Twp. Thursday afternoon.  Emergency crews responded to the 300 block of Kinsey Road, near Green Acres Drive around 2:30 p.m. after the crash was reported.  State troopers said the victim was transported to Greene Memorial Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.  State troopers are investigating...
Ex-Waynesville football player sentenced after bullying allegations

Ex-Waynesville football player sentenced after bullying allegations

A 19-year-old former Waynesville High School Spartans football player was sentenced on Wednesday to 30 days in the Warren County jail and 100 hours of community service. Hunter Brown also was ordered to write letters of apology to the team and a younger player on the team whom he allegedly mistreated during the 2016 season. Judge Timothy Tepe also banned Brown from school property during three years...
Is Black Friday dead? Shoppers starting holiday shopping early

Is Black Friday dead? Shoppers starting holiday shopping early

Black Friday could be taking a backseat to early sales, Thanksgiving deals and online shopping — but economists say though it’s morphing, Thanksgiving weekend will still be the busiest shopping time all year. An estimated 164 million people are planning to shop or considering shopping during Thanksgiving weekend, according to the annual survey released Thursday by the National Retail Federation...
Butler County spike in opioid overdoses prompts warning

Butler County spike in opioid overdoses prompts warning

The Butler County Health Department has issued a warning to the public after “a significant increase in the number of opioid overdoses” in a 24-hour period. “The numbers being reported are higher than usual and we are concerned about the impact of this public health crisis,” Butler County Health Commissioner Jenny Bailer said. MORE: Those on front line of heroin epidemic share...
The fascinating history of an old Warren County factory that churned out bullets and shotgun shells

The fascinating history of an old Warren County factory that churned out bullets and shotgun shells

The former Peters Cartridge Factory in Warren County is a target for redevelopment in plans that include a new $9.5 million bridge nearby. The factory, in Kings Mills, has a fascinating history. Here’s what you should know: 1. Founded in 1887. The Rev. Gershom Moore Peters, a former preacher who invented a process for manufacturing shotgun shells, founded the Peters Cartridge Company in...
Proposed $34M development at Warren County factory site: 5 things to know

Proposed $34M development at Warren County factory site: 5 things to know

A Kings Mills area along the Little Miami River has been targeted as a possible site for mixed-use development. The site includes the former Peters Cartridge Factory and a bridge over the Little Miami River. Here are five things to know about where the project stands: 1. Annexation holdup. Plans for more than $34 million in construction along the Little Miami River now hinge on approval of annexation...
Sonic releases new holiday menu item

Sonic releases new holiday menu item

Sonic Drive-in has a new menu item to get you in the holiday spirit. The fast food chain released its new menu item, which puts a holiday twist on one of its classic desserts. The Holiday Mint Master Shake and Master Blast feature mint, Oreo pieces, ice cream, fresh milk and cream. » RELATED: 3 retailers coming to The Greene in Beavercreek “Sonic’s Holiday Mint Master Shakes and...
Teams named for 2018 World Flying Disc Championships in Warren County

Teams named for 2018 World Flying Disc Championships in Warren County

The list of teams from around the world competing in a world championship to be decided next year in Warren County has been announced, according to the Warren County Convention & Visitors Bureau. The World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) Championships is to be be held at the Lebanon Sports Complex, as well as a handful of other facilities within Warren County. Exact locations beyond the Lebanon Sports...
Local hospital group reports high breastfeeding rates

Local hospital group reports high breastfeeding rates

Premier Health has reached a milestone with a breastfeeding initiative aimed at reducing the state’s high infant mortality rate. Premier said in a statement that it is the first health system in Ohio whose maternity centers have completed all steps of the initiative, Ohio First Steps for Healthy Babies, which was launched by the Ohio Department of Health and the Ohio Hospital Association. RELATED...
16 times super-famous celebrities were spotted in Dayton

16 times super-famous celebrities were spotted in Dayton

The Dayton region is no stranger to star sightings.  For decades, celebrities have been welcomed into our communities, whether on business or returning to their roots.  Shirley Temple drew a crowd outside Dayton’s Loew’s Theater in 1944, musician John Legend keeps closes ties with his Springfield alma mater and Butler County has become a mecca for making Hollywood films. ...
Middletown raising sewer rates in advance of mandatory improvements

Middletown raising sewer rates in advance of mandatory improvements

Middletown residents will pay more for sewer services in 2018. City Council is expected to approve a 15 percent increase in sewer rates at its Nov. 21 meeting. This rate increase will cost a typical residential user an additional $4.41 per month based on 600 cubic feet of usage for sewage. The rate hike marks the second increase in as many years as the city prepares for major improvements mandated...
Oakwood schools introduce virtual reality in science classes

Oakwood schools introduce virtual reality in science classes

Teachers at Oakwood City Schools are taking a new approach to learning that allows them to reach the corners of the earth from the comfort of a classroom.  The seventh and eighth grade science classes at Oakwood Junior High School recently started using Virtual Reality goggles as part of their curriculum. The goggle, which work with Google Expeditions, allows teachers to create lessons taking...
JUST IN: PETA unveils new Dayton billboard challenging seafood eaters

JUST IN: PETA unveils new Dayton billboard challenging seafood eaters

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has launched a new billboard campaign targeting cities with high concentrations of Long John Silver’s and Captain D’s restaurants — including Dayton. The billboard — located at Needmore Road and Frederick Pike — includes a photo of a fish and the words, “I’m ME, Not MEAT. See the Individual. Go Vegan.&rdquo...
Home tour host: ‘I am into Christmas’

Home tour host: ‘I am into Christmas’

John Miller says he’s always loved Christmas. His home is evidence of that love. ››MORE POSITIVE NEWS: Local Pearl Harbor survivor turns 100 Miller, a retired educator, drew from a personal collection of decorations to bring the holiday spirit to his home for the annual Tippecanoe Christmas in the Village Home Tour. Miller’s half of a duplex in a 1920s house on...
Pregnancy center plans Dayton location

Pregnancy center plans Dayton location

A pregnancy resource center is opening its fourth local office in Dayton. Miami Valley Women’s Center will have services like pregnancy testing, limited OB ultrasound, and testing for sexually transmitted infections at its new location, according to the non-profit. LOCAL: Hospital network buys Troy land for $1.35M The center, founded in 1982, has a Christian mission and “serves women,...
Wright Patt airman sentenced in drug case

Wright Patt airman sentenced in drug case

A senior airman at Wright-Patterson was sentenced to five months in confinement after pleading guilty to drug-related charges, according to a Wright-Patterson spokesman. Sr. Airman Timothy R. Kirklin, of Dayton, pleaded guilty Nov. 8 in front of a military judge to four charges of possession of drugs, including marijuana, heroin and other drugs, and three counts of drug use, and violation of a general...
New Dayton medical center takes step forward

New Dayton medical center takes step forward

Dayton Children’s Hospital’s plan to construct a new community-focused medical center took a step forward this week. Dayton City Commission Wednesday night unanimously approved the rezoning to permit the new 50,000-square-foot center to be built on the former Dayton Electroplate site at the corner of Stanley Avenue and Valley Street. The Plan Board previously recommended the rezoning be...
Miami Twp. extends medical marijuana moratorium again

Miami Twp. extends medical marijuana moratorium again

A second extension of a moratorium on medical marijuana has beeen approved by Miami Twp. It places another six-month ban on the issuing and processing of permits to allow cultivators, processors and retail dispensaries. RELATED: Trustees vote to extend medical marijuana moratorium The township’s first moratorium was approved by trustees in August 2016 and renewed in February of this year. Last...
Wright State students could get a tuition guarantee in 2018

Wright State students could get a tuition guarantee in 2018

Wright State University is considering implementing some form of a tuition guarantee program for next fall. Tuition guarantee programs typically freeze the price of tuition for students for all four years they are in school. Members of the finance committee of Wright State’s board of trustees will discuss the possible program in a meeting this Friday, according to an agenda. The proposal Wright...
Renovation work prompts asbestos concerns in Greene County

Renovation work prompts asbestos concerns in Greene County

Concerns over asbestos exposure during renovation work at the Greene County Auditor's Office prompted the county to hire a contractor and test the air quality in the building. Twenty samples of the air on the first floor, at 69 Greene Street, were tested in October by Zanesville-based Lepi Enterprises to determine if any asbestos fibers were airborne, according to County Administrator Brandon Huddleson...
3 new businesses opening in Centerville

3 new businesses opening in Centerville

Three new businesses are coming to Centerville, according to the city’s economic development department. Aisle 9 Tattoo opened this month at 27 W. Franklin St. “Not only do we over deliver to the true tattoo collector with our artwork but our customers get a life-changing experience like they’ve never felt before along with it. Making the art the cherry on top,” Aisle 9 ...
Fairfield drivers: Get ready for city’s first roundabout

Fairfield drivers: Get ready for city’s first roundabout

The improvements at Marsh Park, which includes a dog park and bike trail extension, are prompting the city to design its first roundabout, a three-way traffic circle at the Gray and River roads intersection. The city approved a contract for the Kleingers Group to design the roundabout, appropriating $65,000 for the project. RELATED: How safe are roundabouts? “The emphasis will be on traffic...
Hamilton rolling out artistic bike racks

Hamilton rolling out artistic bike racks

There are birds. There’s a paper plane. Two skeletons and a skeleton key. A shock absorber — like the kind made in Hamilton — plus a guitar and a painter’s palette. Those are some of the first decorative bicycle racks being rolled out in Hamilton, which peddles the image of the Butler County seat as not only artistic, but also an active place to work, play and live. Local filmmakers...
Bullet fired into home narrowly misses bathing infant, mother

Bullet fired into home narrowly misses bathing infant, mother

A bullet shot into a Dayton home narrowly missed a bathing child and his mother Wednesday morning.  Officers responded to the home in the 200 block of Niagara Avenue in Dayton around 9:30 a.m. after the mother reported a bullet came through her bathroom wall, according to a police incident report.  Tiffany Taylor told investigators she was giving her 1-year-old son a bath when she heard...
U.S. 127 remains shut down in Preble County after morning crash

U.S. 127 remains shut down in Preble County after morning crash

U.S. 127 south of Camden in Preble County is expected to be blocked for several more hours as crews work to remove at least one vehicle that was involved in a crash Thursday morning.  The route remains shut down between Ohio 725 in Camden and Oxford Germantown Road following the crash first reported around 7:40 a.m.  Additional details and the condition of those injured were not available...
Taylor president talks about what’s next for century-old Dayton company

Taylor president talks about what’s next for century-old Dayton company

Taylor Communications’ President Mark O’Leary said the company’s new downtown Dayton office is a good fit for a business that needs an innovative staff. The 104-year-old company with document and business services is moving about 600 of its employees to downtown Dayton by early next year. Taylor, with the help of city and county incentives, extensively renovated eight stories of...
#NationalFastFoodDay: Can you guess Ohio’s most popular fast food?

#NationalFastFoodDay: Can you guess Ohio’s most popular fast food?

Eat your favorite greasy food guilt-free today — it’s National Fast Food Day. According to nationaldaycalendar.com, people are celebrating fast food today. The chains were popularized in the United States in the 1950s. McDonald’s was founded in 1955 in Illinois and Burger King in 1953. Wendy’s popped up later in 1969. So, what’s the most popular fast food in Ohio? Foursquare...
3 connections Charles Manson has to southwest Ohio

3 connections Charles Manson has to southwest Ohio

Mass murderer Charles Manson is said to be in grave condition in a California hospital, several media outlets have reported. The New York Post, Los Angeles Times and others are reporting that the 83-year-old, who was born in Cincinnati, has struggled with gastrointestinal problems. Here are three connections Manson has to Ohio: 1. Born in Cincinnati. Charles Manson was born “no name Maddox&rdquo...
Fusian shuts down ‘underperforming’ restaurant, focuses on improvement

Fusian shuts down ‘underperforming’ restaurant, focuses on improvement

Fusian — the fast-casual sushi restaurant chain founded by three former Oakwood classmates — is focusing on improvement after shutting down one of its locations. The restaurant that closed its doors earlier this month was located at 11 Martin Luther King Drive East, adjacent to the campus of the University of Cincinnati. It was one of four Cincinnati-area Fusian restaurants, and the most...
WIND ADVISORY: Timeline of this weekend’s storm

WIND ADVISORY: Timeline of this weekend’s storm

A Wind Advisory has been issued for the Miami Valley, beginning at noon Saturday through 4 a.m. Sunday.  “Gusts of 40 to 50 mph are likely,” Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell said. The strongest gusts are expected Saturday evening.  The winds are part of a strong storm system headed east starting Friday night.  Here's a breakdown of what you need to know to...
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