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Burglary suspect caught, arrested in Greene County

Deputies in Greene County tracked down a burglary suspect this morning in the 1400 block of U.S. 68 North. A homeowner called to report a burglary and responding deputies were able to make an arrest, according to Sgt. Sean Magoteaux. There was a short pursuit through the woods and a creek, but deputies caught up to and arrested the suspect, Magoteaux said. No one was hurt in the incident. The suspect&rsquo...


Centerville’s highest-paid employees: I-Team Payroll Project

Centerville’s highest-paid employees: I-Team Payroll Project

The city of Centerville paid 12 employees more than $100,000 last year, according to the I-Team Payroll Project searchable database of public employees. Seven of the city’s six-figure earners worked in the police department and bolstered their gross pay with overtime. The city’s highest-paid employees were the police chief and city administrators, though. Local governments make payroll...
Power restored to thousands in Huber Heights after car splits utility pole

Power restored to thousands in Huber Heights after car splits utility pole

Power has been restored to thousands of homes that experienced outages Sunday morning after a crash in Huber Heights.  All but 10 homes in Montgomery County have power, according to a DP&L outage map.  Reports indicate a driver was taken to Grandview Medical Center with unknown injuries.  Dispatchers said only one vehicle was involved in the crash and police have since left the area...
NCR makes donation valued at $3 million to Dayton organization 

NCR makes donation valued at $3 million to Dayton organization 

Ownership of NCR is coming back to Dayton -- in spirit, at least.  The company founded in Dayton in 1884 has formally donated 3 million artifacts valued at $3 million to Dayton History based at Carillon Park. Most of those artifacts have been managed by what is now Dayton History for 18 years, Brady Kress, Dayton History’s President and CEO, said. “It is huge for...
Showers, storms return later today

Showers, storms return later today

The chance for showers and storms returns, with the best chances coming around sunset, Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar said.  A few isolated showers and storms will be possible through the afternoon. Into the evening hours, the better chance for widespread showers and storms returns. Some could be strong to severe with gusty winds and locally heavy rain the biggest threats. Highs will...
Fire crews investigating car fire, arson attempt at Dayton home

Fire crews investigating car fire, arson attempt at Dayton home

Dayton fire investigators remain at the scene of a reported arson attempt.  Dispatchers said the fires are out and investigators are working to locate a suspect. Dayton fire crews are investigating a reported arson attempt Sunday morning.  Crews were dispatched to the first block of Murray Hill Drive around 3:45 a.m. on reports of a car and house fire.  Initial reports indicate an a...
Man shot in hand, leg during large fight in Springfield

Man shot in hand, leg during large fight in Springfield

A Springfield man was shot in the hand and leg tonight in the 1800 block of Rutland Avenue in Springfield. “It originally came in as a large fight,” Sgt. Jeff Williams of the Springfield Police Division said. Later, the report was updated around 8:30 p.m. that someone had been shot. The gunshot victim was taken to Springfield Regional Medical Center. His name and age were not released...
Seven injured in ‘accidental’ fire in Dayton high rise

Seven injured in ‘accidental’ fire in Dayton high rise

A blaze in an 11-story Dayton high-rise building injured at least five firefighters and two others and forced the evacuation of dozens Saturday at Park Layne Apartments near the Dayton Art Institute. At least 60 firefighters dispatched on four aerial ladder trucks and eight fire truck pumpers and an array of support vehicles arrived to battle the blaze and evacuate residents as smoke billowed out...
22 removed from home after shots fired report

22 removed from home after shots fired report

Twenty-two people were removed from a Middletown home at 3:30 a.m. Friday after police responded to a report of shots fired in the 1200 block of Yankee Road. Because the residents refused to let officers in to check on the well-being of occupants — at one point the people who answered the door cursed at the officers and slammed the door — law enforcement from the Butler County Sheriff&rsquo...
Huber Heights gunshot victim said he was shot in Dayton carjacking attempt 

Huber Heights gunshot victim said he was shot in Dayton carjacking attempt 

Huber Heights police said the shooting victim told them he was shot in Dayton during an attempted carjacking. The victim’s name, age and condition was not released. Police are investigating a shooting this afternoon after a shooting victim was found in Huber Heights. The victim was found inside a car in the 4600 block of Longfellow Street and was taken to a local hospital. Police say the shooting...
Police called to reported shooting in Riverside

Police called to reported shooting in Riverside

Police in Riverside are investigating a reported shooting that happened this afternoon in the 200 block of Wainwright Drive. Officers were called to the scene around 3:45 p.m. According to scanner traffic, a shooting victim arrived at a local hospital. We’re working to gather more details.
5 firefighters, 2 residents hurt at high rise apartment fire

5 firefighters, 2 residents hurt at high rise apartment fire

Five firefighters were hurt while battling the fire at a high-rise apartment building in Dayton. The firefighters’ injuries were not considered life-threatening and they were transported from the scene on Belmonte Park North to the hospital for treatment, according to an official at the scene. Some firefighters suffered smoke inhalation and at least one suffered a shoulder injury, according...
Middletown’s Everett Sherron, a lifetime Boy Scout, dies at age 100

Middletown’s Everett Sherron, a lifetime Boy Scout, dies at age 100

A Middletown man who spent most of his life in Boy Scouts died Thursday night in his home. Everett Sherron was 100. Sherron, a Paducah, Ky., native, moved to Middletown as a child when his father took a job with the Boy Scouts. A year later, he became a Scout and remained active with Troop 718. He was involved in scouting for 70 years. RELATED: McCrabb: Middletown treasure, Scout leader eyes 110th...
5 things to know about Butler County GOP’s campaign finance reports

5 things to know about Butler County GOP’s campaign finance reports

The Butler County Republican Party has pledged to fix the campaign finance issues in three of its financial reports filed in 2016. Butler County Democratic Party leaders doubt the group will be able to accomplish it, but the GOP has already been in touch with the Ohio Secretary of State’s office about the issues. The party has not yet contacted the Federal Elections Commission, but officials...
NWS rules out tornado in Preble County storm damage

NWS rules out tornado in Preble County storm damage

Storm damage from overnight in Preble County does not appear to be from a tornado, according to the National Weather Service in Wilmington. A forecaster inspected the area along Twin Township Road and other areas where trees were downed. "They all looked to have fallen in the same direction,” NWS said in a statement, concluding that the damage appears to have been from straight line winds...
First Greene County Hamvention gets high marks

First Greene County Hamvention gets high marks

Greene County’s first time hosting the very popular Hamvention was a “huge success,” according to county administrator Brandon Huddleson and event chair Ron Cramer, despite several issues officials said they are working on correcting. “Everybody went away with a smile on their face, everyone was happy with the site,” Cramer said. “Everybody had a good time.&rdquo...
ID released for Indiana man who never resurfaced at Grand Lake St. Marys

ID released for Indiana man who never resurfaced at Grand Lake St. Marys

The man who went overboard a pontoon boat overnight was identified as 48-year-old Kevin Mann of Portand, Indiana, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. The search will resume Sunday for Mann, who apparently jumped from the pontoon into the lake but never came back up, officials said. The search has been called off for tonight, but will resume Sunday to find the man who went overboard...
Englewood’s highest-paid employees: I-Team Payroll Project

Englewood’s highest-paid employees: I-Team Payroll Project

The city of Englewood paid five employees more than $100,000 last year, according to the I-Team Payroll Project searchable database of public employees. All five of the city’s six-figure earners were the city manager or department directors. They were among 64 city employees paid more than $50,000 last year. Local governments make payroll with your money, which is why the I-Team has...
West Carrollton’s downtown corridor target of new study

West Carrollton’s downtown corridor target of new study

West Carrollton is hiring a consultant to map the future of its West Central Avenue corridor, focusing on the former sites of two paper mills at the city’s center. A Columbus firm is the choice to perform the study, a strategic plan that involves the district spanning Central from Elm Street to Miami Avenue. It includes the former sites of the Fraser and Ahlstrom mills, the senior center, the...
Memorial Day grillers to get hot deals on meat prices this year

Memorial Day grillers to get hot deals on meat prices this year

As the grilling season kicks off this Memorial Day weekend, amateur grill masters will see some deals on burgers, steaks and chicken prices at area groceries and butcher stores. Meat prices have dropped slightly from last year and are expected to remain steady throughout the summer season as livestock herds continue to recover from a devastating drought in 2012. Ground beef cost an average of about...
New memory care facility in Liberty Twp. aims for comfort, security

New memory care facility in Liberty Twp. aims for comfort, security

Thrive Memory Care has opened at 7200 Heritagespring Drive in Liberty Twp., offering luxury suites that resemble those of any high-end senior living community. The new premium memory care facility is part resort lodge, part home-away-from-home and designed to provide seniors with Alzheimer’s, dementia or other forms of memory loss with a calming, easy-to-navigate, secure environment. With 60...
Oxford court may move or be shut down

Oxford court may move or be shut down

Area I Court in Oxford would be moved to Hamilton or abolished under a proposal by county prosecutor Michael Gmoser, which would force the city into a difficult decision about how and where to have cases tried. That issue still remains in the future, but a more immediate one has also been raised by Gmoser who informed city officials his staff would no longer prosecute cases cited under city ordinance...
Psych! You won’t be able to tour Dayton Arcade after all 

Psych! You won’t be able to tour Dayton Arcade after all 

Sorry guys, you’ll likely need to scratch those plans of getting a rare look inside the Dayton Arcade.  Young Ohio Preservationists, a state historic preservation group, said it underestimated the number of people would be interested in seeing inside the historic building in the center of downtown Dayton June 3.  More than 900 people expressed interest in a tour of the building for...
Turner bill would expand military sexual assault victims rights

Turner bill would expand military sexual assault victims rights

Two House lawmakers have introduced a bill to allow the military’s highest court to hear appeals from sexual assault survivors on decisions during trial proceedings, officials say. U.S. Rep. Mike Turner, R-Dayton, and Nikki Tsongas, D-Mass., have co-introduced the BE HEARD Act, which stands for Building an Environment for Helpful, Effective, and Accessible Representation and Decision-making...
Showers, storms expected today

Showers, storms expected today

The chance for showers and storms returns, with the best chances coming around sunset, Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar said.  A few isolated showers and storms will be possible through the afternoon. Into the evening hours, the better chance for widespread showers and storms returns. Some could be strong to severe with gusty winds and locally heavy rain the biggest threats. Highs will...
Power restored to nearly 5,500 after car crashes into high voltage power lines 

Power restored to nearly 5,500 after car crashes into high voltage power lines 

Power has been restored to all but 68 homes in Green County after a car crashed into a power pole holding high voltage power lines, according to DP&L spokesperson Kelly Millhouse. Troopers said no one was injured in the one-car crash that occurred just after 1 a.m. Saturday morning on Jasper Road in New Jasper Twp. Millhouse said DP&L crews remain on the scene to replace the pole and address...
Strong thunderstorms move through region Friday night

Strong thunderstorms move through region Friday night

Strong thunderstorms are still possible until 3 a.m., but the threat for severe weather has diminished, the National Weather Service said tonight. A Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been canceled by the National Weather Service. It was to be in effect through 2 a.m. for Butler, Darke, Preble and Wayne and Randolph, Indiana, counties. A strong thunderstorm will affect parts of Warren, Clinton, Clark,...
Monroe, Middletown EMS honored for efforts with heart attack patients

Monroe, Middletown EMS honored for efforts with heart attack patients

National EMS Week was established in 1974 by President Gerald Ford as a way to show appreciation for the women and men who respond when there is an emergency. Two of Atrium Medical Center’s (AMC) partners - the Middletown and Monroe fire departments - have been honored for their ability to save the lives of potential heart attack victims which is critical to Butler County as the number of people...
Waynesville group anoints queen for a day

Waynesville group anoints queen for a day

The second Waynesville Merchants Association Queen for a Day contest winner is Carol Westra of Fairfield. More than 20 participating Waynesville business owners joined in this fun event. The contest organizers were Debbie Tischler (Peddler House) and Patti Stone (Haberdashery). Before, and through Mother’s Day, whenever someone shopped or dined at designated Waynesville businesses, a name was...
Oakwood High band history preserved

Oakwood High band history preserved

Sam Nicholaisen, 15, has played the trombone since the fifth grade. As a freshman at Oakwood High School this past year, he enjoyed being part of a marching band. He admired the field commanders in the band as worthy leaders to emulate, and aspired to be one during his high school career. He is also a Life Scout in the Boy Scouts of America, and needed an idea for an Eagle Scout project. RELATED »...
Trotwood author champions a black education pioneer

Trotwood author champions a black education pioneer

Trotwood resident Gladys Turner Finney weaves family research into historical context in her books, and her latest pulls together her Arkansas educational experience with Ohio and post Civil War history. Finney’s new book is “Joseph Carter Corbin: Educator Extraordinaire and Founder of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.” “I came to Dayton in 1959 as a social worker at...
Meet the guy who decided this year’s Strawberry Fest theme

Meet the guy who decided this year’s Strawberry Fest theme

Matt Watkins and family have made the Troy Strawberry Festival a family affair. RELATED » Fest theme looks to the movies They most certainly aren’t alone when it comes to families enjoying a festival. For the Watkins family, though, it has meant years of behind the scenes involvement and, in 2017, Matt serving as the festival’s general chairman. The annual festival runs Saturday...
Monroe considers tax increases for safety services

Monroe considers tax increases for safety services

Monroe City Council will have a few weeks to decide if it will place a safety services tax issue on the Nov. 7 general election ballot. City Manager Bill Brock gave an update on the types of tax issues that it may want to consider as well as how much each could raise. Brock said the city needs to raise about $1.6 million in additional revenues to cover the growing costs of safety services as well...
Temperature swings, recent rains worry Ohio farmers

Temperature swings, recent rains worry Ohio farmers

More than eight inches of rain since April 24 has put many Ohio farmers behind in their planting and left some scrambling to get their crops in the ground before June. Adding cold temperatures in early May to the high rainfall has been a recipe for disaster for many corn farmers and soybean farmers are playing catchup as rain continues to fall. Brandon Bowser, regional manager for Harvest Land Cooperative...
Kasich touts book, weighs in on Trump, Nixon, faith, media

Kasich touts book, weighs in on Trump, Nixon, faith, media

Ohio Gov. John Kasich weighed in on his former Republican presidential nomination rival Donald Trump at a Forum Club of the Palm Beaches lunch on Friday — but he spent more time talking about a pair of encounters he had with former President Richard Nixon. Kasich spoke to a sellout crowd of about 700 at the Kravis Center to promote his new book Two Paths: America Divided or United...
Executives look at Dayton for another soccer team

Executives look at Dayton for another soccer team

Exploring whether Dayton can support another soccer team, a United Soccer League Division III executive who recently visited the city said Friday that a new team could co-exist with and complement the Dayton Dutch Lions FC and the Dayton Dynamo. “We see a professional team in Dayton as an opportunity for players, coaches, referees and even companies to get involved,” Steven Short, USL...
Local defense contractor included on $37.4B Army contract

Local defense contractor included on $37.4B Army contract

CDO Technologies, Inc. is one of 56 U.S. companies nationwide included in a $37.4 billion contract supporting the U.S. Army. The Beavercreek IT company provides secure data collection; communications technology; and managed-services solutions for federal, municipal and commercial customers, the company said in a release Friday. RELATED: CDO lands $75M contract The work in question will include engineering...
Wright State releases athletics budgets to explain funding increase

Wright State releases athletics budgets to explain funding increase

Wright State University today released an addendum to its budget remediation plan from a week ago that details athletics spending and funding since 2013. The six-year snapshot of athletics funding and spending is WSU’s attempt to clarify why the department will get more funding as layoffs and budget cuts are being made across campus, a spokesman said. If the budget proposal is approved by trustees...
After possible stormy weekend, grab sunscreen for Memorial Day

After possible stormy weekend, grab sunscreen for Memorial Day

After what looks like a bumpy weekend with showers and storms possible Saturday night and Sunday, Memorial Day is shaping up to be a bit better.  Temperatures will start in the morning around 60 degrees. Some sunshine will help to quickly bring temperatures to the low 70s by noon and the afternoon will end around 77. Early morning events like Centerville's Memorial Day ceremony to honor our fallen...
Melynda Cook Howard appointed to Middletown judge seat

Melynda Cook Howard appointed to Middletown judge seat

The next Middletown Municipal Court judge — at least until November — is local defense attorney Melynda Cook Howard. Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s office made the appointment Friday to fill the vacant bench of the late Judge Mark Wall, who died in February. “It’s not the way I’d envisioned it,” said Cook Howard, but still she’s “glad” to receive...
‘I still want to cry because this trip made Rusty so happy’

‘I still want to cry because this trip made Rusty so happy’

On May 12 West Carrollton 19-year-old Russell “Rusty” Plemons and his family received news nobody wants to hear. Rusty was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia. AML is a rapid-growing form of cancer of the blood and bone marrow. AML is the most common type of acute leukemia and occurs when the bone marrow begins to make cells that have not yet completely matured. In AML, these cells do...
Mustang club celebrates decade of helping local charities via car show

Mustang club celebrates decade of helping local charities via car show

A group of car lovers plans to celebrate 10 years of an event that promotes their love of all things Ford Mustang, but also their dedication to area non-profit organizations. Queen City Mustangers got its start in February 2007 when 15 friends and avid Ford Mustang lovers united to start the club. In June 2008, the club held its first car show at Lakota West High School, deciding from the get-go the...
4 kayakers safe after Dayton water rescue 

4 kayakers safe after Dayton water rescue 

UPDATE @ 2:04 p.m.: Dayton crews have rescued two kayakers from the Stillwater River, a tributary of the Great Miami River. Four kayakers were ejected in total with two reaching land safely and two requiring assistance according to the Dayton Fire Department. Fire officials were able to rescue both kayakers within an hour and no injuries were reported.  FIRST REPORT Dayton Police and Fire crews...
Vandalia Police offer free series on safety

Vandalia Police offer free series on safety

The Vandalia Division of Police is offering a series of free safety training throughout the summer. To be eligible for the training, you must live, work, or attend a church in the city of Vandalia.  Classes will be held from 6-7 p.m. on:  • June 16 Situational Awareness  • July 11 Active Shooter  • August 8 How to make your house unattractive to burglars  Space...
Hamilton makes advances to prevent flooding

Hamilton makes advances to prevent flooding

A year after dozens of property owners in Hamilton’s West Side had their basements swamped by heavy rains, city officials say they have made significant progress toward eliminating causes of that flooding. Property owners experienced basement flooding June 2 and then again Sept. 8-10, many of them complaining the unwelcome visitor was sewage. Residents appeared at several city council meetings...
Hocking Hills adds two new trails to the park

Hocking Hills adds two new trails to the park

Hocking Hill State Park added two new trails to one of Ohio’s most popular tourist attractions. The two trails include Whispering Cave and Hemlock Bridge Trail. Whispering Cave remains somewhat unique for its name that represents the acoustics in this cave. The name comes from the idea that a visitor can whisper in the cave and hikers as far as 275 feet away from the other end can hear it. &ldquo...
Cardinal Bernardin Community Service Award recipients announced

Cardinal Bernardin Community Service Award recipients announced

DAYTON - The St. Benedict the Moor Catholic Church announced the recipients of this year’s Cardinal Bernardin Community Service Awards. Those individuals and organizations are: Shondale Atkinson-Dorise, Mustard Seed Foundation; Dr. Morris Brown; Eduardo (Ed) Camacho, St. Mary’s; Cindy Currell, Catholic Social Services Miami Valley; Sharon Hairston, St. Benedict the Moor; Lu Dale, NAACP...
Middle school teacher resigns amid student sexual battery allegation

Middle school teacher resigns amid student sexual battery allegation

A veteran Miamisburg Middle School teacher resigned amid an allegation of sexual battery involving a student, according to the district. The resignation of the unidentified woman came Wednesday, district Superintendent David Vail said, a day before Miami Twp. police began investigating a sexual offense at school on Miamisburg Springboro Pike, records show. Vail declined to confirm the name of the...
Dayton man arrested for smoking marijuana with 12-year-old boys

Dayton man arrested for smoking marijuana with 12-year-old boys

DAYTON — A city man is being held at the Montgomery County jail after two 12-year-old boys told police he smoked marijuana with them, according to a Dayton police report.  Marvin T. Long, 38, is being held on two counts of corrupting another with drugs charges, according police. Dayton officers were dispatched to the 1600 block of Hearthstone Drive around 5:57 p.m. on Thursday for a drug...
Tornado sends part of Park Layne Sunoco sign to neighboring county 

Tornado sends part of Park Layne Sunoco sign to neighboring county 

Part of a sign that was ripped away by Wednesday’s tornado from the Sunoco gas station in Park Layne was found today by a homeowner in Troy. A jagged piece of the sign from a gas station pump at 2131 S Dayton-Lakeview Road was found today lying in the backyard of a home in the 1200 block of Ridgewood Drive in Troy, WHIO’s Steve Baker has confirmed. That’s an estimated 13.4 miles...
Middletown Historic Commission OKs O’Reilly Auto Parts store

Middletown Historic Commission OKs O’Reilly Auto Parts store

The Middletown Historic Commission gave its unanimous approval Thursday to allow a developer to build a new $2 million O’Reilly Auto Parts store in downtown Middletown. SimonCRE of Scottsdale, Ariz., faced opposition from downtown business owners who believed the site plan for the proposed 9,515 square-foot building did not fit into the Urban Core Central District zoning for the two parcels...
Once thought to have died at sea, Butler County veteran serves 3 wars

Once thought to have died at sea, Butler County veteran serves 3 wars

Imagine the shocked look on the faces of Cecil and Dorothy Daily when their son, a Merchant Marine during World War II, walked through the front door and into the living room. Their son. Their dead son. Or so they had been told. Their son, Cecil Daily, of Hamilton, was assigned to a cargo ship when it allegedly was sunk by an enemy torpedo. His parents were told by U.S. officials all servicemen aboard...
CycleBar now hiring for new Austin Landing location

CycleBar now hiring for new Austin Landing location

CycleBar, an indoor cycling studio, is hiring for its new location coming to Austin Landing. The studio, which is set to open in late summer, is hiring instructors to join the team. CycleBar Premium Indoor Cycling, which touts “a fun and accessible experience for riders of all ages and fitness levels” and promises “amazing music, energy-enhancing video graphics and rider-specific...
Butler County, Warren County Memorial Day parades and ceremonies

Butler County, Warren County Memorial Day parades and ceremonies

Several communities will hold Memorial Day parades and ceremonies on Monday, May 29. FAIRFIELD The city’s Memorial Day Parade will form in the parking lot of Express Scripts, 4865 Winton Road. Parade line up is from 9:15 to 9:45 a.m. The parade will step off at 10 a.m. The parade will turn left on Hicks; right on Nilles; left on Bibury; right on Wessel; and end at Fairfield Veterans Memorial...
JCPenney lays off more than 100 workers in Ohio

JCPenney lays off more than 100 workers in Ohio

Chain retailer JC Penney is laying off more than 100 workers in Ohio as it permanently closes one of its stores. The retailer sent a WARN notice to the Ohio Department of Job & Family Services alerting them that 117 workers will lose their jobs permanently by the end of July. JC Penney Corp. intends to close its retail store located in the Richmond Town Square at 701 Richmond Road in Richmond Heights...
Woman with kids in the car arrested for OVI after crash

Woman with kids in the car arrested for OVI after crash

DAYTON — A 31-year-old city woman was arrested on Thursday after she crashed into a parked vehicle with two children in the car and police detected the odor of alcohol. Tashara Kenerly is being held at the Montgomery County Jail on child endangerment and OVI charges.  Kenerly crashed into a parked vehicle in the 500 block of Delaware Avenue, according to a Dayton police report...
Manufacturers desperate for workers of the future

Manufacturers desperate for workers of the future

The need for skilled manufacturing workers is so acute, the CEO of Moraine’s Rack Processing Co. Inc. struck a deal last year nearly unheard of in the industry. Faced with the possibility of losing a customer because he didn’t have enough workers to fulfill an order, he borrowed five employees from another local company for about six weeks. “I think most of us are struggling,&rdquo...
Dayton police make arrest in city’s latest homicide

Dayton police make arrest in city’s latest homicide

A 23-year-old man was arrested in connection to the shooting death of a 22-year-old man whose body was discovered in a field Thursday evening. Robert J. Maye was arrested near where the body was discovered in the 3500 block of Dorham Place, according to jail records. The victim, Davionte Lavon Jones, suffered multiple gunshot wounds, according to the coroner’s office. Maye is being held on suspicion...
ODOT reopens section of I-75 where fiery crash damaged highway

ODOT reopens section of I-75 where fiery crash damaged highway

A section of Interstate 75 southbound near the Main Street exit has been reopened temporarily following a fiery wrong-way fatal crash April 30.  The Ohio Department of Transportation decided to temporarily reopen the section because of increased Memorial Day traffic, according to a spokesperson. Additional repair work is still needed to the median wall and the noise wall panels, the spokesperson...
Fallen local Marine to be honored in NASCAR race

Fallen local Marine to be honored in NASCAR race

John Prazynski admits he’s not a huge NASCAR fan, but the Liberty Township resident will be glued to the action in the Coca Cola 600 on Sunday night. That’s because his son Taylor, a Fairfield High School graduate who died at 20 fighting in Iraq in 2005, will be one of 40 fallen soldiers honored during the race by having their names emblazoned on the windshield of each car. In Taylor&rsquo...
Q&A forum scheduled for police chief candidates

Q&A forum scheduled for police chief candidates

The Village of Yellow Springs will give the public an opportunity to meet and question the three finalists being considered for police chief. Candidates are Brian Carlson, David Meister, and William “Tim” Spradlin.  A forum will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 30, in council chambers at the John Bryan Community Center, 100 Dayton Street. The public forum will be followed immediately...
South Carolinian wants to grow medical marijuana in Warren County

South Carolinian wants to grow medical marijuana in Warren County

A South Carolina man plans to grow medical marijuana in Warren County. RELATED: Warren County anticipates medical marijuana cultivation action Anil Bhatara of Anderson, S.C., applied for a zoning permit to grow marijuana for medical use in a 3,500 square foot pole barn at 4258 Cox Smith Road, between Lebanon and Mason in Union Twp. SOCIAL MEDIA:Follow Lawrence Budd on Twitter Bhatara is not the person...
Wright State interim president: ‘Our financial picture is grim’

Wright State interim president: ‘Our financial picture is grim’

Wright State University’s interim president appears to be trying to calm nerves after the school announced layoffs and budget cuts last week. Curtis McCray, in an email this morning, told students, staff and faculty that budget cuts “will be challenging” but that WSU will be more sustainable and able to grow because of them. WSU announced last week it would likely lay off around...
Boy, 16, accused of attempting to kill mom’s boyfriend

Boy, 16, accused of attempting to kill mom’s boyfriend

UPDATE @ 4:30 p.m.: A Franklin Twp. youth denied the delinquency charges of attempted murder and domestic violence during an arraignment and detention hearing Friday afternoon in Warren County Juvenile Court. The 16-year-old boy is accused of attempting to kill his mother’s live-in boyfriend, according to court documents. FIRST REPORT: Juvenile in custody after Franklin Twp. shooting The teen...
West Chester’s DogBerry Brewing opens new larger taproom

West Chester’s DogBerry Brewing opens new larger taproom

DogBerry Brewing, a West Chester Twp. business, is set to re-open today a new, larger location. The new taproom, now known as DB2, is at 9964 Crescent Park Drive, four miles away from its original location at 7865 Cincinnati-Dayton Road. RELATED: Stay-at-home dads to open brewery in West Chester The new space is double the size of the original at 4,740 square feet and double the amount of its taps...
Company helps Hamilton foster home with fresh coat of paint

Company helps Hamilton foster home with fresh coat of paint

Daryl and Roxann Gunnarson have been working for nearly seven years trying to accomplish their dream of helping improve foster care not only in Hamilton, but also throughout Butler County. That vision received a boost Thursday morning from the Sherwin-Williams paint company. The Father’s House, which is part of the Gunnarson’s non-profit New Oaks Community project, is located on three...
Ohio leaders ‘disturbed’ at reports that John Glenn’s body was mishandled

Ohio leaders ‘disturbed’ at reports that John Glenn’s body was mishandled

Air Force officials are investigating a disturbing allegation that a mortuary employee allowed others — or offered to allow others — to view John Glenn’s remains before his April 6 burial, according to a report in a military newspaper. The Military Times said it obtained an “internal memo” written by Deborah Skillman, the Department of Defense’s director of casualty...
State tax credits crucial to Arcade development

State tax credits crucial to Arcade development

Those behind redevelopment of the downtown Dayton Arcade are eyeing the next crucial piece of funding for the project: The awarding of Ohio historic tax credits. Dave Williams, vice president for urban development at Miller Valentine, noted that the project did not win the credits in December. He expects an announcement from the Ohio Development Services Agency about the next set of awards in about...
Warren County grandstands demolished after 70 years of use

Warren County grandstands demolished after 70 years of use

The grandstands at Warren County Fairgrounds have been reduced to rubble. On Thursday, contractors were working on piles of building materials left after more than week of demolition work on the facilities used by decades of horse racing fans and county fairgoers. The building will be replaced by a $3 million event center described by an architect as a “”Swiss Army knife kind of building...
Another OVI checkpoint tonight in Kettering

Another OVI checkpoint tonight in Kettering

The second night of OVI checkpoints is from 9 to 11 p.m. in the north lanes in front of 3018 Woodman Drive and from 11:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. in the west lanes in front of 2841 E. Dorothy Lane. Friday night’s checkpoints netted one OVI arrest and multiple citations and court summonses, police said. Police agencies are required by state law to publicize the checkpoints ahead of time. Kettering...
Upstart winery snags ‘Best Ohio wine’ top prize in an upset

Upstart winery snags ‘Best Ohio wine’ top prize in an upset

Southwest Ohio wineries brought home some impressive hardware in the 2017 Ohio Wine Competition, while the top prize went to an upstart winery that hasn’t yet celebrated its 4th birthday. The competition was held earlier this month at Kent State University’s Ashtabula branch campus. The full results of the competition have not been formally released, but winning wineries have been informed...
Miami Valley Hospital to pilot stroke app

Miami Valley Hospital to pilot stroke app

DAYTON — Miami Valley Hospital will pilot a new smart device app designed to increase coordinated care for stroke victims and reduce the time it takes to reverse potential brain damage. The hospital is the first in Southwest Ohio to pilot the device, according to a Miami Valley Hospital news release.   Miami Valley Hospital has partnered with Dayton Fire Department, Riverside...
Diarrhea causing parasite lurking in Ohio pools

Diarrhea causing parasite lurking in Ohio pools

Ohio has seen a nearly fourfold increase in the number of diarrhea-causing infections linked to the cryptosporidium parasite commonly found in pools and water parks and spread when people swallow water contaminated with human feces, according to state and federal health officials. Last year, Ohio health officials identified 1,940 people sick with cryptosporidiosis, also known as Crypto, which represented...
Badin, Fenwick consider drug testing students

Badin, Fenwick consider drug testing students

As local and statewide Ohio leaders are grasping at ways to attack the rising drug epidemic, some Catholic high schools are ensuring their students aren’t part of the problem. Drug testing students has been debated for the past 15 years, since the Ohio Supreme Court said public schools can drug test students participating in extracurricular activities, and roughly 20 percent of public high schools...
Storms should end early overnight; more coming Saturday night

Storms should end early overnight; more coming Saturday night

Storms should end after 2 a.m. with temperatures falling into the middle 60s. Temperatures will hold in the 70s by morning, Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell said. Temperatures to reach 80 degrees Saturday More storms Saturday night into Sunday Drying out for Memorial Day DETAILED FORECAST   Saturday: Expect a mix of sun and clouds through the day with a chance for a passing...
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 . Sgt. Mark Bowron is updating conditions every six minutes on AM 1290 and News 95.7 FM. On northbound I-75 at Austin Boulevard in Miami Twp., a crash was...
Sidney McDonald’s robbery suspect arrested

Sidney McDonald’s robbery suspect arrested

 SIDNEY — A man suspected of robbing the McDonald’s on Michigan Street was taken into custody by police on Thursday.  Lance C. Shewalter, 32, is being held at the Shelby County Jail. Sidney police were dispatched to the 2200 block of Michigan Street around 10:43 p.m. Thursday. Shortly after, officers located Shewalter in the an area near where police say witnesses lost sight...
Victim critically injured, 2 arrested in Centerville shooting

Victim critically injured, 2 arrested in Centerville shooting

Two people have been arrested and a shooting victim remains in critical condition following a shooting on Chase Drive Friday morning, police said. Aaron Davis, 26, of Dayton was found in the basement of an apartment in the first block of Chase with a gunshot wound to the abdomen.  Davis was transported to a local hospital in critical, but stable condition, police said. One suspect, Anthony Walker...
OVI checkpoint planned for Friday in Butler County

OVI checkpoint planned for Friday in Butler County

The Butler County OVI Task Force will conduct a sobriety checkpoint in Fairfield Friday night.  The OVI checkpoint will be conducted on northbound Ohio 4 near Symmes Road from 11 p.m. Friday to 3 a.m. Saturday.  Officers, deputies, and state troopers will also conduct saturation patrols in the area. 
Can you ID Beavercreek theft suspect?

Can you ID Beavercreek theft suspect?

Police are asking for the public’s help to identify a theft suspect in Beavercreek. The suspect entered a retail store on Monday and placed merchandise in a shopping bag on his way to the register. After waiting in line for about a minute, he left the store and got into the passenger side of a silver car that took off, police said. Security did not record a license plate. The Beavercreek Police...
2-car crash forces vehicle into Dayton house; 2nd driver flees

2-car crash forces vehicle into Dayton house; 2nd driver flees

A two-car crash this evening forced one car into a house at the corner of Stewart Street and Clement Avenue in Dayton. A passenger in the car was taken to Miami Valley Hospital with injuries described as minor, according to police. The second car fled the scene but was found a few blocks away. However, its driver ran from the car before police arrived. It is not clear whether that driver has been...
Flooding ‘the worst’ in Seven Mile history

Flooding ‘the worst’ in Seven Mile history

Seven Mile’s mayor said the village was hit from all angles by the violent storms that devastated the region Wednesday night, flooding basements, streets and yards throughout Butler County. Vivian Gorsuch, mayor since 2004, said the three ditch lines in the area that typically control flooding were overwhelmed by the rainfall and soon the water saturated the village, its residences, streets...
Three tornadoes, zero injuries: ‘It’s a miracle,’ fire chief says

Three tornadoes, zero injuries: ‘It’s a miracle,’ fire chief says

Clean-up efforts began Thursday after severe weather ripped through the Miami Valley overnight, bringing an outbreak of tornadoes in the north and severe flooding in the south. Three tornadoes struck Wednesday night — two in Clark County and one in Miami County — the National Weather Service confirmed Thursday, but warnings were issued in Greene, Warren and Preble counties too. WATCH:...
Juvenile in custody after Franklin Twp. shooting

Juvenile in custody after Franklin Twp. shooting

A juvenile has been charged with attempted murder and domestic violence in connection to a shooting this morning in Franklin Twp. Warren County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the 3700 block of Wilson Farms Boulevard for a report of a shooting. Deputies found the shooting victim who was transported to Atrium Medical Center with injuries that were not life-threatening. A juvenile at the...
Montgomery County looks for gas pump skimmers before holiday weekend

Montgomery County looks for gas pump skimmers before holiday weekend

Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start of the summer travel season, also making it more likely that thieves will try to use credit card skimmers to steal your personal information at gas pumps. This week Montgomery County Auditor Karl Keith’s office started searching for skimming devices hidden within gas pumps. RELATED: Card skimmer claims debunked after fake social media post targets...
Task force seizes heroin, cocaine, cash, arrests 1 in Clayton

Task force seizes heroin, cocaine, cash, arrests 1 in Clayton

Detectives seized a large quantity of heroin, cocaine and cash today from a Clayton apartment. The Montgomery County Regional Agencies Narcotics Gun.Enforcement task force searched the residence at 7387 N. Main St., which ended a monthlong drug trafficking investigation. One arrest was made, 23-year-old Mikeial Smedley was booked under suspicion of possession of drugs at the Montgomery County Jail...
Hamilton driver: ‘There is water up to my waist and it is getting worse’

Hamilton driver: ‘There is water up to my waist and it is getting worse’

Hamilton resident Rebecca Lee called 911 when heavy rains swept up her green Honda Odyssey on Wednesday night between Tabor and Cleveland avenues. “I got to get out of my car or I am going to drown soon,” Lee says to dispatchers. “I am going to have to get out or die. There is water up to my waist and it is getting worse and worse.” MORE: 15 people trapped, ...
Clark County hit with tornadoes three times in 2 months

Clark County hit with tornadoes three times in 2 months

Clark County experienced its third tornado in two months Wednesday night, leaving the Clark County-Bethel Twp. Fire Chief describing the latest storm as a “monumental event.” An EF-1 tornado touched down on the western side of Park Layne, leaving behind damage to several businesses, trees and roofs in the area. A second tornado was confirmed Wednesday ...
Fairfield’s two oldest schools gutted — happily

Fairfield’s two oldest schools gutted — happily

Two of Fairfield’s iconic school buildings are being gutted and few people are bemoaning their coming destruction. That happens when two schools — with a combined age of 154 years — are being traded in for modern, state-of-the-art learning centers that will open for thousands of Fairfield elementary and freshmen students in early September. Workers are removing almost all parts worth...
Butler County Democrats call Republicans to task on messy bookkeeping

Butler County Democrats call Republicans to task on messy bookkeeping

Despite assurances by the Butler County Republican Party that financial reports “will be made complete,” county Democrats say they can’t see how the GOP can verify a dozen anonymous donations, such as a $200 anonymous donation in an envelope left on a desk. There were also 80 people’s donations not identified with the donor’s full name, and a $14 cash donation from someone...
Memorial Day weekend forecast: After tornadoes, storms could return

Memorial Day weekend forecast: After tornadoes, storms could return

After a tornado outbreak last night, there’s a possibility severe storms could return this Memorial Day weekend. Wednesday night’s storms brought considerable damage to the Miami Valley. Here’s a look at the latest Storm Center 7 forecast: Tonight: Clouds will break into the night. Some patchy fog will be possible late. Temperatures will fall into the middle 50s by morning....
After 4 days, Caesar Creek Lake beach advisory for E. coli lifted

After 4 days, Caesar Creek Lake beach advisory for E. coli lifted

The water advisory for an E. coli contamination at Caesar Creek has been lifted just in time for Memorial Day weekend. A spokesman for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources told this news organization that samples came back and showed no elevated levels of bacteria. The advisory was initially issued after samples were taken on Monday at 8 a.m. at the beach at Caesar Creek Lake, according to the...
Fairfield brewery: Swine City Brewing plans summer debut

Fairfield brewery: Swine City Brewing plans summer debut

Swine City Brewing plans to open this summer at 4614 Industry Drive in Fairfield. The new business will feature a large, indoor tasting room and a 1.6-acre outdoor area with a 2,600-square-foot patio, according to co-owner Daniel Ebben, of Fairfield. Swine City will feature a few regular offerings, as well as an ever-changing tap list, Ebben said. Beers will be available to drink on site in Swine...
Police need help ID’ing stolen credit card suspect

Police need help ID’ing stolen credit card suspect

Miami Valley Crime Stoppers is asking for help in identifying a man suspected of using a stolen credit card to purchase items in the area. According to police, the man has been using the card around the Fairborn and Columbus area at various gas stations, ATMs and stores. Anyone with information on this case can contact Crime Stoppers at 222-STOP.
Opening date set for Kroger at Cornerstone of Centerville

Opening date set for Kroger at Cornerstone of Centerville

The fuel center has opened at the new Kroger at Cornerstone of Centerville, and the store will open in early June. The center, which has 18 pumps, opened on Thursday to customers. Kroger also announced the new store will open on June 8 at 7 a.m. The store is located at 5400 Cornerstone Blvd. The 125,000-square-foot store is being built on Feedwire Road between Costco and Cabela’s. Kroger invested...
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