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Franklin police search for robbery suspect in CVS heist

Franklin police are looking for a man they say robbed a CVS Pharmacy of medication Tuesday night. Crews were dispatched to the pharmacy around 8 p.m. in the 100 block of South Main Street, according to a release.  Police said a man wearing a dark hooded sweat-shirt handed a pharmacy technician a note indicating he had a weapon and that he wanted drugs.  According to the release, the technician...
Innocent victim in police chase crash a ‘loving, caring person’

Innocent victim in police chase crash a ‘loving, caring person’

Family and friends remembered the 28-year-old Englewood man — an innocent motorist killed by another driver fleeing police in a stolen truck Monday — as a quiet and loving person. Anthony Hufford died when a two-county chase by police ended with a crash on North Dixie Drive in Harrison Twp. Hufford was pulling from a private driveway when his car was struck by the speeding truck. Laura...
Lucinda Williams Adams: Rising above segregation to reach a gold medal

Lucinda Williams Adams: Rising above segregation to reach a gold medal

Lucinda Williams Adams, a long-time Dayton educator, grew up bearing the weight of segregation but was able to find her stride and become an Olympic gold medalist. Adams, born in 1937, was raised in a small town outside of Savannah, Ga. A tomboy at heart with a desire to compete against her two older brothers, she developed a talent for speed and caught the eye of Joe Turner, a junior high school...
WSU interim leader: Golf team could go, university needs a ‘Dr. No’

WSU interim leader: Golf team could go, university needs a ‘Dr. No’

Wright State University needs a “Dr. No” to prevent overspending that interim president Curtis McCray said may force the college to eliminate its men’s golf team as more budget cuts and layoffs loom. WSU needs someone who is not afraid to turn down financial requests that led to the university’s overspending, McCray told the Dayton Daily News in his first interview as the college&rsquo...
Wild week on local roads as police chase second, third cars

Wild week on local roads as police chase second, third cars

Police chased two more drivers Tuesday, the second and third such pursuits in two days. The pursuit of a 21-year-old Dayton man took Ohio Highway Patrol troopers on a high-speed chase on U.S. 35 Tuesday morning. Then, just after noon, Dayton police tracked a driver across the city in a search that began on the west side but finished on the east. The pursuits come following a chase Monday that resulted...
Celina man arrested on child pornography charges

Celina man arrested on child pornography charges

A 36-year-old Celina man is in jail on 10 felony counts accusing him of possessing child pornography.  Chad Ackley was arrested Tuesday after police and the Mercer County Prosecutor's Office seized an electronic device believed to contain evidence of illegal use of a minor in nudity-oriented material or performance, Celina police officials said in a Facebook post published Tuesday afternoon. ...
Miamisburg hotel sold for $3.3M

Miamisburg hotel sold for $3.3M

An Ohio company has acquired the Quality Inn and Suites on Byers Road in Miamisburg, according to Montgomery County property records. Aryan Rhea, an Ohio company, purchased the hotel at 250 Byers Road for $3.39 million from an Indiana limited liability company, Hariichha. The hotel is located near the Red Roof Inn off Interstate 75 in Miamisburg, across the street from the Evenflo Corp. headquarters...
Air Force Marathon sign up cost going up

Air Force Marathon sign up cost going up

Running in the Air Force Marathon will get a little more expensive soon if you haven’t signed up for one of the series of races. Registration fees will rise $10 for the full- and half-marathon and the 10K races on Tuesday, April 4, organizers say. Today, registration costs for the full marathon are $95; half-marathon, $85; and 10K, $4. The races will launch Sept. 16 at Wright-Patterson Air Force...
WSU interim leader: Golf team could go, school needs a ‘Dr. No’

WSU interim leader: Golf team could go, school needs a ‘Dr. No’

Most of Wright State University’s financial wounds were self-inflicted, interim president Curtis McCray told the Dayton Daily News in his first interview as the college’s temporary leader. WSU needed a “Dr. No,” or someone who could turn down financial requests that led to the university overspending, McCray said. McCray has served as a president at four other universities...
I-75 ramp to U.S. 35 to close Tuesday

I-75 ramp to U.S. 35 to close Tuesday

The Ohio Department of Transportation plans to close the northbound Interstate 75 ramp to eastbound U.S. 35 Tuesday night for a project that will keep the ramp closed for six months. The $1.8 million project is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m., when ODOT is expected to close the ramp to repair the ramp’s bridge deck. The work had been scheduled to begin Monday, but was delayed for a day, the department...
Brookville woman faces charges after pets found in ‘poor health’

Brookville woman faces charges after pets found in ‘poor health’

A Brookville woman is in jail on suspicion of animal cruelty as two dogs and four cats receive treatment at the Montgomery County Animal Resource Center. Kathleen Cummins, 24, of the 500 block of Adrian Court, is being held on $2,500 bond after Brookville police found her pets alone and in cages and they appeared to be in poor health, according to the arrest report. Police responded to the home Monday...
Miniature horses roam downtown Hamilton to ‘train’ for Opening Day

Miniature horses roam downtown Hamilton to ‘train’ for Opening Day

Miniature horses took to downtown Hamilton streets today in preparation of Monday’s Reds Opening Day Parade. The horses from Seven Oaks Farm in Ross Twp. will be marching in the downtown Cincinnati parade and needed to get practice in areas where there is traffic and a lot of people. “Today we are just training, getting the horses used to city sounds and the people that are coming in and...
Too cute! Baby hippo Fiona catches a glimpse of her parents

Too cute! Baby hippo Fiona catches a glimpse of her parents

The Cincinnati Zoo is preparing for Fiona, the baby hippo born prematurely, to meet her parents. A previous blog post from the zoo stated that as Fiona’s health improves, they expect the calf to be introduced back to her parents, Henry and Bibi, within the next several weeks. But as the preparation for the hippo family to reunite continues, we couldn’t help but swoon over the most recent...
Suspect in fatal police chase crash begs deputies ‘Kill me’

Suspect in fatal police chase crash begs deputies ‘Kill me’

Jordan Anthony Russell Harville said he was drunk and did heroin during the Monday police pursuit that led to the death of an innocent motorist, according to police and court sources. At least three law enforcement agencies actively took part in the pursuit through Miami and Montgomery counties. Harville, 24, of Clayton called himself a “dope fiend” after police say he drove the stolen...
BGSU professor caught with sexually explicit material on work computer

BGSU professor caught with sexually explicit material on work computer

An investigation by the Ohio Inspector General and Bowling Green State University Police found that a BGSU professor disseminated “erotic literature” from university equipment. Alan Atalah, associate dean in the BGSU college of technology, provided a USB drive with research on it to the Ohio Department of Transportation, according to a release from the inspector general. Along with the...
Airstream finds UK partner

Airstream finds UK partner

Swift Group will be the sole distributor for Airstream in the United Kingdom, both companies said Tuesday. “This is a fabulous new opportunity for Swift Group, with significant promise in an untapped market,” James Turner, Swift Group managing director, said in a release. GROWING: Airstream needs 150 new employees by early 2017 Elkhart, Ind.-based Thor Industries makes Airstream trailers...
Driver not hurt in dump truck rollover crash

Driver not hurt in dump truck rollover crash

The driver of a dump truck that overturned on West Spring Valley Paintersville Road was not seriously injured. Authorities tell us the driver suffered minor injuries. The road was reopened by 2 p.m. It’s not clear what may have caused the crash. A rollover crash reported to involve a dump truck on West Spring Valley-Paintersville Road has closed a section of the road, according to officials...
Suspect in custody following 2nd pursuit in Dayton

Suspect in custody following 2nd pursuit in Dayton

At least one person is in custody following a second police pursuit in the city today, police said. Officers began a pursuit on the city’s west side, before losing the vehicle and then spotted the vehicle again on the east side of the city, according to initial reports. Police said the suspect who fled has run from officers multiple times before today’s incident, police said. Officers...
Cozy local cafe enchants with literary magic, Harry Potter drinks

Cozy local cafe enchants with literary magic, Harry Potter drinks

When customers walk through the doors of the Storybrooke Cafe in Englewood, they’ll sense a little hint of “storybook magic.” The bookstore cafe, which opened at 556 S. Main St. in Englewood earlier this year, sells books for all ages, specialty beverages and treats. The business is more than just a place to buy something to read, said owner Natalie Lowry. It’s a place for...
Ohio may redact kids’ names from school bus crash reports

Ohio may redact kids’ names from school bus crash reports

In what could be a major shift in Ohio’s public records law, the names of children involved in hundreds of school bus accidents across the state each year would be withheld from disclosure on police reports. Republican State Reps. Jeff Rezabek of Clayton and Peter Hambly of Brunswick are co-sponsoring a bill to exempt from public disclosure information on minors who are passengers in school...
Deadly home fires spark fight over regulations

Deadly home fires spark fight over regulations

Fire officials across Ohio are backing a proposal by Gov. John Kasich to abolish the industry-controlled agency that regulates manufactured homes, saying the commission does too little to protect manufactured home residents from deadly fires. The Ohio Fire Chief’s Association last week sent a letter to Ohio lawmakers expressing support for a provision in the state budget that would do away with...
Local unemployment drops in the Miami Valley

Local unemployment drops in the Miami Valley

Regional jobless rates dropped in February and most Ohio counties, according to figures released Tuesday by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. In Montgomery County, the area’s most populous county, the unemployment rate dropped to 5.4 percent in February from 5.7 percent in January but was above last year’s 5.1 percent during the same month, according to the jobs report. RELATED...
Holocaust survivors to speak at Air Force museum

Holocaust survivors to speak at Air Force museum

Two survivors of the Holocaust were set to speak Wednesday at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force about their survival and overcoming adversity. “Voices of the Holocaust,” with survivors Ira Segalwitz and Renate Frydman, is set for 10 a.m. in the museum. Seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Nazi-ruled Germany killed millions of Jews and others in concentration camps during...
Man accused of trespassing into DP&L substation, disconnecting power

Man accused of trespassing into DP&L substation, disconnecting power

Vandalia police have charged a man after he was accused of climbing a fence at a DP&L substation and disconnecting circuit breakers, causing a "large power outage" in northern Montgomery County last Wednesday.  Police said David Showalter, 28, of Dayton, climbed the six-foot high barbed wire fence at the DP&L substation on Wyse Road around 4 p.m.  After pulling the circuit breakers...
West Carrollton announces new school superintendent

West Carrollton announces new school superintendent

West Carrollton’s school board plans to hire New Bremen’s Andrea Townsend as its new superintendent at a 5 p.m. Wednesday meeting, according to school board President Roberta Phillips. While retiring Superintendent Rusty Clifford has been a fixture in West Carrollton’s top spot for 18 years, Townsend, 48, has worked in a wide range of districts and locations. She is finishing her...
Driver caught after pursuit leads to crash on U.S. 35 in Dayton

Driver caught after pursuit leads to crash on U.S. 35 in Dayton

The suspect who police say led them on a pursuit that ended in a crash has been identified as Roderick Boyd, 21, of Dayton. He’s being held in the Montgomery County Jail on charges of felony fleeing and eluding, possession of drugs and some other traffic offenses. A driver was arrested after he allegedly was speeding on U.S. 35 East and fled from an attempted traffic stop, then caused a crash...
Get a peek at new downtown Dayton outdoor music pavilion

Get a peek at new downtown Dayton outdoor music pavilion

Construction is expected to begin on a new downtown outdoor music venue this summer, with concerts beginning in mid-2018. Renderings of the state-of-the-art Levitt Pavilion Dayton were released today and show how supporters say the pavilion will remake Dave Hall Plaza into downtown’s living room. The Levitt Pavilion Dayton is $550,000 short of its $5 million fundraising goal. The music venue...
Pension cuts looming for Ohio teachers and retirees

Pension cuts looming for Ohio teachers and retirees

The financial strength of the State Teachers Retirement System — the second largest pension fund in the state — is being questioned after actuaries told trustees to make big changes. Now, teachers and retirees may face benefit cuts. STRS Ohio’s expected annual investment return — 7.75 percent — is too rosy, retired teachers are living longer than expected and payroll...
Troopers not involved in deadly pursuit that killed innocent bystander

Troopers not involved in deadly pursuit that killed innocent bystander

The fatal police-involved crash that claimed the life of 28-year-old Anthony Hufford on Monday is being investigated by Troy Police, not the Ohio State Highway Patrol. Jordan Harville, 26, of Clayton, was arrested and given Narcan after the crash on North Dixie Drive in Harrison Twp. RELATED: Bond set for suspect in deadly police pursuit In a response to a request for dash-cam video by this news organization...
New Miami’s legal fees in speed camera case over $200K

New Miami’s legal fees in speed camera case over $200K

The village of New Miami has spent $261,380 in legal fees since 2013 to defend the speed camera case — and the legal bill clock is still ticking. Judge Michael Oster recently ruled the village is on the hook for more than $3 million it charged speeders under the old speed camera that was declared unconstitutional. The case is currently on appeal to the 12th District. HOW WE GOT HERE: Judge rules...
Ruling advances environmental lawsuit against Behr, Chrysler

Ruling advances environmental lawsuit against Behr, Chrysler

A longstanding environmental lawsuit against Behr Dayton and other defendants is moving forward with class-action status after a recent federal court ruling. Numerous plaintiffs are suing Behr and other defendants, including Chrysler Motors LLC and Aramark Uniform and Career Apparel, seeking class-action status for the suit. They allege that the companies contaminated parts of the city’s groundwater...
DMAX plant rolls 2 millionth turbo-diesel engine off assembly line

DMAX plant rolls 2 millionth turbo-diesel engine off assembly line

The last connection to the General Motors era that helped grow the Dayton area for at least five decades on Monday rolled its 2 millionth turbo-diesel engine off the assembly line. Moraine-based DMAX, the last partially owned GM plant in the Miami Valley, finished the 2 millionth turbo-diesel engine, nearly 17 years after its first engine rolled off the line in July 2000. In that time, the company...
Safety Town coming to Monroe for first time this summer

Safety Town coming to Monroe for first time this summer

Incoming kindergartners in the Monroe school district will have the opportunity to spend some time at Safety Town this summer. Monroe police have been working for the past few months to raise funds to establish the new safety program for young students entering Monroe Primary School, said police Chief Bob Buchanan. “We are hoping to have about 200 kindergarten kids registered this summer,&rdquo...
Despite ‘Superfund’ status, life goes on in Dayton neighborhood

Despite ‘Superfund’ status, life goes on in Dayton neighborhood

Katherine Edmondson encountered an age-old problem in older industrial cities: How to navigate home buying. Edmondson, who rents a Kettering apartment, says she was close to buying a home on Herbert Street about a mile south of the MAHLE Behr auto parts plant off Webster Street in Dayton, when she learned the area around the plant is a U.S. EPA Superfund site. The U.S. EPA identifies “Superfund&rdquo...
Dayton innovators: Seeing into the ‘micro-structures’ of metals

Dayton innovators: Seeing into the ‘micro-structures’ of metals

Editors note: We’re introducing you to Dayton-area innovators and patent-holders, those who roll up their sleeves and demonstrate that the region remains a cradle of creativity. Ayman Salem, founder of Materials Resources LLC, sees atoms. Not literally, of course. But he and his company have two granted patents and one patent pending in the areas of artificial intelligence and manufacturing...
Warren County deputy worried she would die after being shot

Warren County deputy worried she would die after being shot

Deputy Katie Barnes said she worried she would die after being wounded in an exchange of gunfire last June with Mohammed Laghaoui. Barnes - a coach and former sports star from Mason - was testifying Tuesday in Laghaoui’s trial in Warren County Common Pleas Court. RELATED: Who is Warren County sheriff’s deputy Katie Barnes? She said the gunfire started as she approached the...
Here’s your chance to tour over 40 of the area’s newest, grandest homes

Here’s your chance to tour over 40 of the area’s newest, grandest homes

The region’s largest new home open house event kicks off next week. Parade Craze Tour of New Homes, which will feature 41 homes constructed by 15 builders, will take place from noon to 5 p.m. April 8, 9, 15, 22, 23, 29 and 30 in a variety of communities throughout Butler, Clermont, Hamilton and Warren counties, according to the Home Builders Association of Greater Cincinnati, producer of the...
Fairborn police arrest hotel employee in stabbing incident

Fairborn police arrest hotel employee in stabbing incident

According to the police incident report, the suspect is an employee of the Fairborn Hotel and the stabbing was precipitated by an argument regarding a security deposit following a birthday party.  The alleged victim and the suspect argued about the return of a security deposit following a birthday party at the motel, according to the report. A witness told police after the party, the group was...
SOLD: Cheddar’s Cafe at Cornerstone of Centerville

SOLD: Cheddar’s Cafe at Cornerstone of Centerville

The Cheddar’s Casual Cafe at the Cornerstone of Centerville development is about to get new corporate ownership for the second time in four months — and this time, the new owners will work for one of the largest companies in the restaurant industry. According to Nation’s Restaurant News, Darden Restaurants — which owns Olive Garden, Longhorn Steakhouse and five other restaurant...
Monroe road to close for 3 weeks

Monroe road to close for 3 weeks

A portion of Todhunter Road is closed to all traffic for as long as three weeks to complete repairs after the road collapsed last month. Dan Arthur, Monroe’s public works director, said the immediate road closure was necessary because of a void space under the road and about a 27-inch wide sanitary sewer line that caused a portion of the road to collapse last month and rendered it impassible...
Butler County officials call on state to plug sales tax budget holes

Butler County officials call on state to plug sales tax budget holes

A majority of Ohio’s 88 counties, including Butler County, are imploring the state General Assembly to find a permanent fix to sales tax budget holes created when the federal government erased the Medicaid Managed Care franchise tax. Butler County commissioners signed a resolution Monday asking state legislators to eschew the governor’s solution — the county would get a one-time...
Dayton Children’s Hospital hosts recruitment fair 

Dayton Children’s Hospital hosts recruitment fair 

Dayton — Dayton Children's Hospital will host a recruitment fair at the Hilton Garden Inn at Austin Landing Tuesday night.  The hospital is looking for employees for the major expansion in Springboro and the main campus in Dayton.  Open positions include nurses, clinical support, pharmacists and pharmacy tenchinicans, security officers and housekeeping. Check the Dayton Children&rsquo...
Wright-Patt gate to close as part of security upgrade

Wright-Patt gate to close as part of security upgrade

Thousands of Wright-Patterson employees will need to find a new way into work beginning Monday when the heavily trafficked National Road gate closes for several weeks because of a $1.3 million security upgrade. The upgrade is part of millions of dollars in planned improvements designed to thwart unwanted intruders. Gate 19B off National Road draws about 11,000 vehicles on a work day. It will be closed...
Cool tonight with some fog possible

Cool tonight with some fog possible

Clouds will linger across the area with a few breaks possible. Temperatures will hold in the lower to middle 50s. Clouds linger, areas of fog possible late tonight Temperatures near average midweek Rain, chance for storms return Thursday RELATED: County-by-County Forecasts   TONIGHT: While some breaks in the clouds will be possible, any breaks will only help promote developing...
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 . Michael Purves is updating conditions every six minutes on AM 1290 and News 95.7 FM. On the northbound I-75 ramp to eastbound U.S. 35 in Dayton, ODOT construction...
Police investigate 2 Salem Ave. cell phone store break-ins

Police investigate 2 Salem Ave. cell phone store break-ins

DAYTON — Dayton and Trotwood officers are investigating two separate break-ins at cell phone stores on Salem Avenue Tuesday morning.  Dayton police were first dispatched to Best Wireless at 2808 Salem Avenue around 2:20 a.m. after receiving an alarm from the business.  Initial reports indicate officers found broken glass at the business but it was not clear if anything was taken or...
2 victims in Cincinnati club shooting are from Dayton area

2 victims in Cincinnati club shooting are from Dayton area

Two of the 17 people injured in the nation's largest mass shooting this year are from Trotwood, including one who was shot multiple times.  The early Sunday morning shooting at Cameo Night Club in Cincinnati claimed the life of 27-year-old O'Bryan Spikes and injured Trotwood's Jarrod Givens and Jordan "Lyrik" Hardaway.  Givens had five gunshot wounds but had surgery Monday morning...
Driver unconscious, hospitalized after crash on U.S. 35 in Beavercreek Twp.

Driver unconscious, hospitalized after crash on U.S. 35 in Beavercreek Twp.

The driver of a pickup truck that slammed into a pole on eastbound U.S. 35 near Orchard Lane in Beavercreek Twp. was unconscious when medics transported him to the hospital, according to troopers investigating the crash from the Ohio State Highway Patrol.  The driver was transported to Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton but his condition and severity of injuries sustained is unknown. Scanner traffic...
Unusual ‘meso-low’ system moves through Miami Valley Monday

Unusual ‘meso-low’ system moves through Miami Valley Monday

If you look closely at this radar, you can see what appears to be a circulation - almost like a mini-hurricane showing up on radar moving across southeastern Indiana.  You can almost see what appears to be an eye form briefly. While this is not a hurricane or anything close, it sometimes can increase the threat for severe storms. RELATED: County-by-County Forecasts  The term meso-low...
Champaign County Pet of the Week

Champaign County Pet of the Week

Rusty is a 1-year-old male Heinz 57 mix. He is a medium-sized dog at 40 pounds. Rusty came to us when he was found lying (unhurt) in a field. We wondered if someone dumped him there, and he was waiting for them to come back. Rusty is very friendly, very active and is good with other dogs. He is up to date on vaccinations (including rabies) and has tested negative for heartworm. Come visit Rusty at...
Children at overdose scenes make it tough for Dayton first responders

Children at overdose scenes make it tough for Dayton first responders

Dayton firefighter/paramedics say they responded to 32 overdoses from Saturday to Sunday -- three times as many ODs this past weekend as the same weekend period a year ago.  And they say their task is made more complicated when children are witnesses to the aftermath of overdoses. "I think it's starting to get worse, honestly," Dayton resident Aaron Gibbons told News Center 7's Kate...
$15M housing development proposed at Centerville’s Yankee Trace

$15M housing development proposed at Centerville’s Yankee Trace

A $15 million residential development could bring more homes and people to the Yankee Trace housing community in Centerville. DOWNLOAD OUR FREE MOBILE APPS FOR THE LATEST BREAKING NEWS Charles Simms Development has submitted preliminary plans for Savannah Place at Yankee Trace, a potential housing development on Yankee Street. The multi-million dollar development would have 44 duplex units, distributed...
Driver ejected from car after crashing into I-75 median

Driver ejected from car after crashing into I-75 median

All lanes of I-75 and U.S. 35 have reopened following a crash late Monday night.  A call to a Dayton police supervisor for additional details has not been returned.  We’ll update this page as new details become available.  Traffic has been reduced to one lane on northbound I-75 as crews respond to an injury crash Monday night.  Our crew has been asked to leave the...
Across Ohio, children are calling 911 to report overdoses

Across Ohio, children are calling 911 to report overdoses

A sobbing 9-year-old called 911 Sunday with a horrific report: “My grandmas are on the ground.” The Dayton girl’s call is the latest episode of children begging Ohio dispatchers for help following an apparent overdose — a tragic, reoccurring phenomenon as the heroin and opioid crisis grips the state and the nation. In March alone, children in Centerville, Cincinnati and Cleveland...
Mad River Twp. residents voice concern over mining site

Mad River Twp. residents voice concern over mining site

Hundreds of people filled the small cafeteria of Greenon High School to voice their concerns about a permit modification that would affect the Mad River Twp.  Enon Sand and Gravel LLC applied for a permit modification in November 2016. The township became aware of the modification request at the beginning of March. The company wants to dig about 60 feet deeper on a 400 acre property according...
Apocalyptic-looking clouds officially identified

Apocalyptic-looking clouds officially identified

The afternoon of Monday, March 20, unique and ominous-looking clouds were spotted across parts of southwest Ohio. The picture with this article was taken by Melissa Taylor. At first glance, the clouds looked like rolling, storm waves in an ocean. In fact, these clouds almost look apocalyptic. It turns out that last Friday, March 24, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) added this cloud to their...
Miami County jail inmate accused in fellow inmate’s overdose

Miami County jail inmate accused in fellow inmate’s overdose

A Kenton, Ohio woman entered a plea of not guilty to sneaking drugs into the Miami County Jail in a body cavity, and was blamed for causing another female inmate to overdose on drugs in the jail.  Megan Hair, age 24, was arraigned Monday morning in Miami County Municipal Court on a charge of conveying drugs into the jail on Friday.  Her cash bond was set at $25,000. She was also charged...
Jurors quizzed on views of Muslims in Warren County shooting trial

Jurors quizzed on views of Muslims in Warren County shooting trial

The jury in the trial of Mohammed Laghaoui on Tuesday will visit the scene of a shooting last June in Warren County that left a sheriff’s deputy wounded and the area on lockdown. The jury was selected in six hours Monday, about the same amount of time from the start of the June incident until Laghaoui, now 20, returned to the Orchards of Landen apartment complex where he lived with his father...
Fazoli’s CEO comes back to Dayton to announce menu overhaul

Fazoli’s CEO comes back to Dayton to announce menu overhaul

The CEO of the Fazoli’s Italian restaurant chain, which operates seven restaurants in the Dayton-Springfield area, returned to his hometown today to announce sweeping menu changes that have removed all artificial ingredients from every dish served. “We eliminated more than 80 artificial ingredients from 61 different menu items,” Carl Howard, a native of Kettering and a 1983 graduate...
Domino’s location offering large pizzas for under $4

Domino’s location offering large pizzas for under $4

Domino’s franchise owner Tom Satchell, who owns a restaurant in Lebanon, is celebrating his 40th anniversary with the company by giving customers a special deal on pizza. On April 1, the location will offer large, one-topping carryout pizzas for $3.99 each. Satchell started working at Domino’s in 1977 as a manager in training. He purchased his own franchise in Lebanon back in 1981, and...
Driver arrested after stolen vehicle collides with pickup truck

Driver arrested after stolen vehicle collides with pickup truck

Four people were sent to the hospital and one person is in custody after he allegedly drove a stolen vehicle through a red light and crashed into a pickup truck in Bethel Twp., Clark County. Police said the male who was arrested at the scene was observed getting out of the driver’s side of the stolen vehicle that ran the red light and hit the truck, which was occupied by four people. Those...
Suspect in fatal Miami Co. police chase said he used drugs during pursuit

Suspect in fatal Miami Co. police chase said he used drugs during pursuit

HARRISON TWP. — The suspect in a pursuit that ended with a crash that killed an Englewood man appeared in court for his arraignment in Miami County Municipal Court on Tuesday. Jordan Harville, a 24-year-old Clayton resident, was arraigned on charges stemming from the theft of the Ford F 250 pickup allegedly stolen from an auto repair shop on U.S. 36 in Fletcher. The court set his bond...
Englewood Art Festival seeking participants for summer show, parade

Englewood Art Festival seeking participants for summer show, parade

Applications from artists and parade participants for the 44th annual Englewood Art Festival, scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 12, through Sunday, Aug. 13, are being accepted by the Englewood Festival and Arts Commission.  The parade is a prelude to all of the festival events and will be held Aug. 12 at 9 a.m. Applications are accepted by the parade committee through July 21.  Artists are required...
Local nonprofits to clean up bike trails

Local nonprofits to clean up bike trails

The Yellow Springs Community Foundation (YSCF) has announced that April 1 will be “Local Nonprofit Community Give Back Day,” where the community will be cleaned up. The YSCF will receive support from the Yellow Springs Chamber of Commerce, the Village of Yellow Springs, and the Midwest Rails-to-Trails Regional Office.  The YSCF will clean up the bike trails in Yellow Springs. Following...
Middies’ new ball fields ‘crown jewel’ of community

Middies’ new ball fields ‘crown jewel’ of community

The Middletown City Schools District unveiled “the crown jewel of the community” Monday afternoon when the MHS softball team opened its season at Lefferson Park, said Athletic Director Aaron Zupka. The complex includes four ball fields — one for baseball and three for softball — complete with concrete block dugouts and backstops, a concession stand, scoreboards and plans for...

Dayton Shell robbery suspect arrested, police say

The suspect accused of robbing the Shell gas station is 16 years old, and is being held in the Montgomery County Juvenile Justice Center, according to Dayton police. First report: DAYTON - Dayton police have arrested the man they believe robbed the Shell on North Main Street Sunday night. Officers responded to the business, 3613 North Main St., after the male suspect was accused of putting a gun in...
OSHA to AK Steel: Investigate alleged workplace hazards

OSHA to AK Steel: Investigate alleged workplace hazards

AK Steel has been asked to investigate after allegations of hazards were made at its Middletown Works site. OSHA, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, sent a March 22 letter to AK Steel of the alleged hazards, including “welders have no certification to weld or pressure pipes, structures, railings, etc. No welding logs are being kept for certifications purposes.” OSHA, which...
Huber Heights manufacturer will add 42 employees in tax credit deal

Huber Heights manufacturer will add 42 employees in tax credit deal

A manufacturer in Huber Heights has received a tax credit from the state, and is expected to create 42 full-time positions. NDC Technologies, which develops and produces process measurement and control instruments, is expected to generate $3.1 million in new annual payroll and retain $5.6 million in existing payroll under the tax credit. The California-based manufacturer is consolidating its production...
Details released from Clermont County tornado

Details released from Clermont County tornado

The National Weather Service reports an EF-1 tornado touched down in Clermont County Sunday afternoon. The weather service said the tornado had maximum sustained winds of 90 mph and its maximum width was 70 yards. The tornado, which was reported around 2:30 p.m., was on the ground for less than a half mile and touched down near Williamsburg. Initial damage was caused to a small barn and overturned...
RETAIL APOCALYPSE: 3,500 stores or more to close this year

RETAIL APOCALYPSE: 3,500 stores or more to close this year

More than 3,500 stores could be closed within the year, in what some experts are coining the “retail apocalypse.” Major retailers across the country have taken a hit as consumers shift their spending habits in the age of e-commerce. Several have filed bankruptcy, closing all brick-and-mortar stores, including Bebe and The Limited. The effects has impacted Ohio shopping centers and malls...
Robber who attacked Hollywood Gaming racino customer sentenced

Robber who attacked Hollywood Gaming racino customer sentenced

The man who robbed and attacked a 63-year-old woman outside the Hollywood Gaming at Dayton Raceway last year was sentenced in Montgomery County Common Pleas Court this morning. Nathan Griffith was sentenced to intensive probation for at least five years and must attend a drug treatment program at Project Cure, a non-profit drug rehabilitation program, according to court records. In addition, Griffith...
Former Cub Foods begins transformation to Bed, Bath and Beyond and Buy Buy Baby stores

Former Cub Foods begins transformation to Bed, Bath and Beyond and Buy Buy Baby stores

The former Cub Foods location on Wilmington Pike has begun its transformation to two new stores as the front of the building has been demolished. Bed, Bath and Beyond and Buy Buy Baby are expected to open at the location once construction is completed. Bed, Bath & Beyond is a chain retail store that sells bedding, bath towels, kitchen electrics, cookware and storage items. Buy Buy Baby specializes...
Sheriff’s deputy indicted for assault against wife resigned last week

Sheriff’s deputy indicted for assault against wife resigned last week

A former Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office deputy who allegedly knocked out three of his wife’s teeth was indicted Monday by a Warren County grand jury. Douglas C. Gearhart, 43, was indicted for second-degree felony assault and misdemeanor domestic violence and drunk-driving charges, according to the Warren County prosecutor’s website. EARLIER: Deputy intoxicated when violence erupted...
9-year-old dials 9-1-1 after babysitter, girlfriend overdose

9-year-old dials 9-1-1 after babysitter, girlfriend overdose

A sobbing 9-year-old called 911 with a horrific report: “My grandmas are on the ground.”  “I was at my grandma’s house with my two younger sisters and I don’t know what happened,” said the 9-year-old, who said she was with her newborn and toddler sisters. “I just heard them falling down and next thing I know, I’m panicking because they’re...
New Cassano’s Pizza restaurant coming to Airway Shopping Center

New Cassano’s Pizza restaurant coming to Airway Shopping Center

A Cassano’s Pizza King restaurant is in the works in the Airway Shopping Center. The pizza shop could open as early as late April at 192 Woodman Drive, according to Cassano’s spokeswoman Lora Cassano Hammons. It will replace the existing pizza shop down the street at 2418 E. Third St. in Dayton. That shop opened in 1973. RELATED: Cassano’s Pizza poised to open new N. Main St. restaurant...
UD’s Fighting Flyers program to turn 100 years old

UD’s Fighting Flyers program to turn 100 years old

The University of Dayton’s Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps will celebrate its 100th birthday next week. UD ROTC alumni will host a dinner at 5:30 p.m. April 8 at the Dayton Marriott, according to the university. RELATED: Sinclair partners with Israeli school to boost drone program Maj. Gen. Thomas C. Seamands will serve as the event’s keynote speaker. Seamands graduated in...
West Chester hospital to offer new addiction treatment in Centerville

West Chester hospital to offer new addiction treatment in Centerville

West Chester-based Beckett Springs Hospital announced today the opening of its new Changes of Beckett Springs at 7909 Schatz Pointe Drive in Centerville. “With the growing opiate epidemic in this region, there is a continued need for substance abuse and mental health services,” Beckett Springs CEO Jeff Pritchard said in a statement. “We are excited to offer treatment programs, and...
Man sentenced for seeking sex from developmentally disabled Piqua teen

Man sentenced for seeking sex from developmentally disabled Piqua teen

TROY — An Anna man convicted of soliciting a developmentally disabled teen for sexual activity last summer in Piqua was sentenced Monday to two years in prison. William L. Myers, 73, of rural Anna was charged by Piqua police after the 17-year-old male told police he was in a downtown Piqua when a man repeatedly asked him to get into his van. After he complied, the man drove to the Forest Hill...
Sinclair partners with Israeli school to boost drone program

Sinclair partners with Israeli school to boost drone program

Sinclair Community College is partnering with an Israeli school to collaborate on degrees and certificate programs in unmanned aerial systems. RELATED: Sinclair increases fees, generating another $1.6 million in revenue The Holon Institute of Technology has agreed to work with Sinclair on developing joint education, training and research opportunities while seeking funding sources to help advance...
New uniform contract approved for Middletown firefighters

New uniform contract approved for Middletown firefighters

A new three-year uniform contract for the Division of Fire was approved by Middletown City Council. City officials said uniforms are purchased for personnel in the Division of Fire each year as a result of the contract between the IAFF and the city. The contract with the A.E. David Company of Dayton is for an amount not to exceed $45,000 for each year and there is an optional one-year extension at...
STORE CLOSURES: GameStop to close 150 stores

STORE CLOSURES: GameStop to close 150 stores

GameStop, a video game and consumer electronics retailer, will close at least 150 stores after reporting another year of declined sales. The Texas-based company released its report of sales and earnings for 2017 last week, and projected a grim 2017 for some stores. In the fourth quarter of last year, total global sales decreased nearly 14 percent, and new hardware sales declined 29 percent. »...
West Carrollton to recognize officer and two citizens

West Carrollton to recognize officer and two citizens

WEST CARROLLTON — On Tuesday during the West Carrollton City Council meeting, two residents will receive the Citizen Recognition awards while one police officer will receive the West Carrollton Police Department 2016 Employee of the Year award. Lisa Stamm and Carl Suchomel are the individuals receiving the awards. Stamm performed CPR on an unconscious patient who was experiencing an overdose...
Parade of Homes: Latest Dayton design trends on display for 2 weekends

Parade of Homes: Latest Dayton design trends on display for 2 weekends

Everybody loves a parade, and those searching for a new home should love the 2017 Spring Parade of Homes, which opens Saturday, April 1. This event gives potential new homeowners four afternoons to see what some of the finest home builders in the Miami Valley can do. Nine different builders are represented with 18 homes in 15 different communities. Visitors can see them between the hours of 1 and...
DMAX rolls 2 millionth turbo-diesel engine off assembly line

DMAX rolls 2 millionth turbo-diesel engine off assembly line

Moraine-based DMAX has built its 2 millionth turbo-diesel engine. Since 2000, employees at the DMAX truck engine plant made 2 million engines and have won multiple awards. The company said employees have helped build a reputation for impressive power and durability. » RELATED: DMAX plant overcomes odds that others couldn’t “When we started this project, who would have expected we...
Warren County trial opens in shooting that locked down area

Warren County trial opens in shooting that locked down area

Prospective jurors are being seated this morning in the trial of Mohammed Laghaoui, the man charged in an active shooter incident last June in Warren County. RELATED: Accused Warren County deputy shooter faces trial Laghaoui, now 20, is accused of wounding his father and a sheriff’s deputy and shooting at another resident of the apartment complex and into a neighbor’s apartment before...
City to sell old life squad unit to school for $1

City to sell old life squad unit to school for $1

Franklin City Council recently approved the sale of a 2000 McCoy Miller Life Squad to the Warren County Career Center for $1. Fire Chief Jonathan Westendorf said the former life squad unit was transferred to the city from JEMS as part of the division of assets when the two entities separated and that the unit has reached the end of its useful life as a transport for the sick and injured. However,...
Middletown approves enhancements to city Gateway

Middletown approves enhancements to city Gateway

Middletown City Council Tuesday approved a contract for the maintenance and upgrades of the Gateway landscaping along Interstate 75 and Ohio 122. T.R. Gear Landscaping, Inc., of Fairfield submitted the lowest bid of three bidders for the contract for the total amount of $117,231.17. Cindy Strayer, city purchasing agent, said the Gateway to the City from the I-75 and SR122 interchange was upgraded...
Centerville could get 44-unit housing complex

Centerville could get 44-unit housing complex

Residential developments in Centerville continues to boom, and now another housing community being proposed in the city. DOWNLOAD OUR FREE MOBILE APPS FOR THE LATEST BREAKING NEWS Preliminary development plans for Savannah Place at Yankee Trace, a proposed housing development on Yankee Street, were submitted to Centerville. The plans are scheduled to be discussed Tuesday at a planning commission meeting...
Spirit Airlines pilot’s likely overdose raises safety questions

Spirit Airlines pilot’s likely overdose raises safety questions

The suspected fentanyl-related overdoses of a Spirit Airlines pilot and his wife in their Centerville home raise a frightening prospect: Has the opioid crisis that is destroying whole families entered the ranks of pilots entrusted with hundreds of lives each day? Investigators have offered no indication that Brian Halye used drugs while piloting aircraft during his nine years with Spirit Airlines...
Miami Township looking to fill trustee’s vacancy

Miami Township looking to fill trustee’s vacancy

MIAMI TWP. — The Miami Township Board of Trustees is accepting resumes to fill a vacancy on the board that follows the resignation of Robert Matthews Jr. This vacancy will fulfill an unexpired term ending on Dec. 31. Related: Miami Twp. trustee resigns after getting new job In order to be eligible for the position, candidates must be a citizen of the United States, 18 years of age or older,...
Defense contractor lands $47M laser research deal

Defense contractor lands $47M laser research deal

A Dayton area defense contractor has landed a six-year, $47.7 million research deal to protect military warfigthers and harden materials against laser attacks, according to the Department of Defense. UES, Inc. of Beavercreek, was awarded the contract, continuing research at the Laser Hardened Materials Evaluation Laboratory inside the Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base...
NightGlow Marathon to run through Hamilton

NightGlow Marathon to run through Hamilton

The Hamilton NightGlow Marathon & Half Marathon will take to the streets of Hamilton on Sept. 2. The nighttime race will feature full marathon, half marathon, 10K and marathon relay options with a lighted course along the Great Miami River. The race course, which begins and ends at the Fitton Center for Creative Arts in downtown Hamilton, is USA Track and Field certified and serves as a Boston Qualifier...
2 people found dead in Oxford identified

2 people found dead in Oxford identified

UPDATE @ 2 p.m.: The two people found dead Saturday in Oxford have been identified. William Benjamen Vollmer, 23, was found in the 800 block of S. Main Street. An autopsy has been performed, but his cause of death is still pending, according to the Butler County Coroner’s Office. Megan E. Dawson, 24, was found in the 300 block of W. Vine Street. An autopsy has been performed...
Butler County resident part of UC study on ADHD

Butler County resident part of UC study on ADHD

A Butler County resident is part of a study at the University of Cincinnati that is researching brain changes in adolescents with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, before and after treatment with medication. Researchers at UC are using MRI technology to look at the effects of standard treatment prescriptions for drugs like Adderall for ADHD and how these drugs affect brain structure and function...
New Italian restaurant with familiar name to open in Kettering

New Italian restaurant with familiar name to open in Kettering

A new pizza and Italian restaurant could open as early as Friday in Kettering. Troni Brothers Pizza is gearing up for opening day at 4654 Wilmington Pike in the Wilmington Heights Shopping Center. The 1,600-square-foot space most recently housed “The Don’s Pizza,” and before that, Papa Kranky’s Italian Kitchen and Italian Oven. Troni Brothers Pizza’s founder is Hisni...
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