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Gunshot victim, suspect argue before shooting in Xenia, police say

A male was shot tonight at the intersection of Pocahontas and South Detroit streets after a report of an altercation between the suspect and victim, police said. A Xenia detective at the crime scene did not say whether the victim was an adult or juvenile, and said his condition was not available. Police also did not release information about the suspect, but no arrest has been made. Police are investigating...


Aggressive tactics from local drug agents are raising privacy concerns

Aggressive tactics from local drug agents are raising privacy concerns

Some Montgomery County hotels where opioid trafficking is known to occur voluntarily provide guest lists to law enforcement agencies — tactics that have raised privacy concerns in other states. Court testimony obtained by this news organization reveals that some hotels voluntarily turn over guest registries that law enforcement use to do background checks. In at least one case, a local hotel...
Sheriff: Miami County homicides rare, victim usually knows killer

Sheriff: Miami County homicides rare, victim usually knows killer

The death of Samantha Freels from a gunshot wound investigators allege was fired by her husband was an unusual event in a county that continues to be a safe place, Miami County Sheriff Dave Duchak said. Freels, 52, of Union Twp., died Jan. 12 of a wound found while deputies were investigating what initially was thought to be a fatal crash involving her vehicle off Ohio 55 in Union Twp. She worked...
Is the Dayton Arcade project at risk under new tax plan?

Is the Dayton Arcade project at risk under new tax plan?

Plans to revitalize the Dayton Arcade could change under the GOP’s new tax plan, according to a story published Friday by the Wall Street Journal. Under the new law signed by President Donald Trump last month, the 20 percent reimbursement provided to developers who are awarded federal historic tax credits is spread out over five years instead of one, which reduces the incentive to rehabilitate...
Real estate transactions in the region

Real estate transactions in the region

Montgomery County Brookville 236 Quail Hollow Dr;$268,000 618 Ramblewood Ct;$58,000 353 Wolf Creek Pike;$85,000 Centerville 235 W Franklin St;$65,000 FIVE FAST BUSINESS READS • Gander Mountain stores to reopen under new name • Walmart reportedly cutting more than 1,000 jobs • German grocery chain Lidl halts plans to open local store • Bitcoin prices are plunging. What’s really...
After racist basketball jerseys shocked the region, the community responded

After racist basketball jerseys shocked the region, the community responded

Names on white teen basketball player jerseys have caused nationwide controversy but shouldn’t also label this suburban community, some African-American parents from the Kings school system say. But they — and other residents — say a key question continues to hover over one of Southwest Ohio’s top academic school systems: How did it happen? For multiple games, the teens &ndash...
GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN: What we know about Wright Patt

GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN: What we know about Wright Patt

U.S. lawmakers are in session today but no deal is in sight to prevent an extended government shutdown. The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force closed Saturday and other local governmental institutions, including Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, will be closed Monday as Republicans and Democrats have failed to reach a deal to fund governmental operations. Both sides are dug in at the moment, with...
GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN: How it affects key parts of federal government

GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN: How it affects key parts of federal government

By RICHARD LARDNER Associated Press WASHINGTON — Thousands of federal employees began their weekends gripped with doubt, uncertain of when they’ll be able to return to work and how long they’ll have to go without being paid after a bitter political dispute in Washington triggered a government shutdown. Many government operations will continue — U.S. troops will stay at their...
Success in virtual reality allows Kettering tech company to grow

Success in virtual reality allows Kettering tech company to grow

Marxent appears to have found its place in the worlds of virtual and augmented reality, allowing the company to grow its Kettering office. The company creates content management software and platforms in the $100 billion virtual reality and augmented reality markets, wedging those technologies into the homes and home furnishings markets. Unsure about a kitchen remodeling? Want a new look for the family...
Water revolution: What started in Hamilton is saving lives worldwide

Water revolution: What started in Hamilton is saving lives worldwide

As the second class of Pipeline H2O gets ready to convene in Hamilton and Cincinnati’s Over-the-Rhine neighborhood starting next month, at least one organization from the original class has been helping disaster-plagued areas like parts of Florida hit by Hurricane Irma and storm-devastated Puerto Rico. WaterStep, a non-profit based in Louisville, Ky., has created what it calls a WOW —...
Ohio politicians say they’ll donate paychecks during shutdown

Ohio politicians say they’ll donate paychecks during shutdown

By Jack Torry Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Under relentless attacks from Republicans for blocking a vote on a bill that would have kept the federal government open, Sen. Sherrod Brown said he would donate his pay check during the shutdown to an Ohio diaper bank which helps low-income families. Brown, D-Ohio, announced the move in a statement Saturday on the first full day of a partial shutdown...
SPECIAL REPORT: Empty beds, high costs led to Good Sam closing

SPECIAL REPORT: Empty beds, high costs led to Good Sam closing

The announcement that Good Samaritan Hospital will close before the end of the year comes as hospital networks reinvent themselves in an increasingly competitive health care landscape that values outpatient settings over inpatient stays. About half of the beds at Good Sam are empty. Miami Valley Hospital, also operated by Premier Health, is also half-empty. The number of overnight hospital stays have...
$400K recycling grants available to Montgomery County cities, groups

$400K recycling grants available to Montgomery County cities, groups

Montgomery County municipalities, schools, nonprofits and businesses with projects in mind that promote recycling and litter prevention can apply for local grant money to help put those ideas into action. The Montgomery County Solid Waste District is now accepting applications for two 2018 recycling incentive programs providing a total $400,000 in available funding. MORE: Montgomery County to spend...
2 rape trials scheduled to start in Greene County on Monday

2 rape trials scheduled to start in Greene County on Monday

Two separate rape trials are set to begin Monday in Judge Stephen Wolaver’s courtroom in Greene County Common Pleas Court. Myron Marquice Walker, 20, is charged with rape and gross sexual imposition and has been held in the Greene County Jail since his arrest in October. A grand jury indicted Walker on the charges on Oct. 20, and Walker pleaded not guilty to the charges on Oct. 27. The alleged...
Lanes reopen after two-vehicle crash on I-70 in Clark County

Lanes reopen after two-vehicle crash on I-70 in Clark County

UPDATE @ 8 a.m: Lanes have reopened on westbound I-70 near the 48 milemarker after a two-vehicle crash occurred early Sunday morning, according to OHSP. Two lanes are blocked on westbound I-70 near the 48 milemarker after a two-vehicle accident early Sunday morning.  The Ohio Highway State Patrol-Springfield Post, responded to the crash around 4:45 a.m., per initial reports. According to...
Drug crisis in Ohio: What solutions are making a difference?

Drug crisis in Ohio: What solutions are making a difference?

During a year of record deaths from drug overdoses in the Miami Valley and across Ohio, glimmers of hope also exist as organizations and local governments have begun to find solutions that might make a difference. More than 30 news organizations statewide have partnered to share those solutions and help communities think about which ones might be adaptable locally. Your Voice Ohio will be holding...
Rain showers Monday; chance for snow Tuesday

Rain showers Monday; chance for snow Tuesday

A few passing showers are possible overnight, but more dry time is expected heading toward daybreak, Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar said. Temperatures overnight will be somewhat steady in the 40s. A few showers possible overnight More rain likely Monday Colder with chance for snow Tuesday Monday: A dry start is expected before more rain returns in the afternoon and early evening. Some...
Sen. Sherrod Brown donates pay during shutdown

Sen. Sherrod Brown donates pay during shutdown

Under relentless attacks from Republicans for blocking a vote on a bill that would have kept the federal government open, Sen. Sherrod Brown said he would donate his paycheck during the shutdown to an Ohio diaper bank which helps low-income families.  Brown, D-Ohio, announced the move in a statement Saturday on the first full day of a partial shutdown of the federal government. Senate Democrats...
Shutdown: Uncertainty plagues civil servants, WPAFB workers, businesses

Shutdown: Uncertainty plagues civil servants, WPAFB workers, businesses

Employees at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base will report to work on Monday for further instructions. On Main Street in downtown Fairborn Saturday night there were a lot of questions about the partial shutdown, from workers who may be at risk of furlough to businesses those workers visit. “It’s definitely uncertainty,” Casey Hudson, a civil servant who works in finances with the Air...
New Fairfield Vice Mayor ‘looking forward’ to new role

New Fairfield Vice Mayor ‘looking forward’ to new role

Fairfield Vice Mayor Craig Keller said he’s “looking forward” to serving alongside Mayor Steve Miller for the next year, leading both the city council and the city of Fairfield. Miller made Keller, who’s entering his third year as the Second Ward City Council member, vice mayor for 2018. “It means a lot to serve under Steve as vice mayor of the city,” Keller said...
Teen shot in leg in drug deal outside Walmart in Fairfield Twp.

Teen shot in leg in drug deal outside Walmart in Fairfield Twp.

Police are looking for the suspect who shot a teenager in his leg Saturday after they met up for a drug deal in the Walmart parking lot. The 17-year-old male was shot around 3 p.m. while he was in the driver’s side of a car in the lot, 3201 Princeton Road. He then accelerated his vehicle and struck other vehicles and a shopping cart corral, Fairfield Twp. police Sgt. Brandon McCroskey said....
Women’s March draws thousands to downtown Dayton

Women’s March draws thousands to downtown Dayton

A few thousand women and supporters gathered at Courthouse Square Saturday on the near one-year anniversary of the marches that took place the day after President Donald Trump’s inauguration. The event was organized by Dayton Women’s Rights Alliance, along with Dayton Indivisible for All and others. The rally is designed to engage and empower all people to support women’s rights...
Liberty Twp. didn’t get Amazon’s second HQ, but big dreams continue

Liberty Twp. didn’t get Amazon’s second HQ, but big dreams continue

Liberty Twp.’s bid to land Amazon’s second headquarters didn’t pan out, but it did solidify the resolve of local officials to continue already existing economic development efforts aimed at attracting similar companies, officials said. The HQ2 project, which generated 238 applicants from cities and regions in 54 states, provinces, districts and territories across North America, was...
Suspect indicted in Coldwater stabbing death

Suspect indicted in Coldwater stabbing death

A 19-year-old Coldwater man is charged with murder in the death of a woman in her apartment earlier this month. A Mercer County grand jury returned the indictment Friday against Francy Majo. He is accused of killing 47-year-old Sandra Renner Jan. 3 on North Elm Street in Coldwater. Majo was arrested the next morning. According to police, Majo said he stabbed Renner to death. Majo remains held on $1...
Dayton detective fires shots; no injuries in Salem Avenue incident

Dayton detective fires shots; no injuries in Salem Avenue incident

Two people are jailed in connection with an incident late this morning outside Lev’s Pawn Shop in Harrison Twp. that led a Dayton police detective to fire his service weapon. Joshua A. Craver and William Goodwin, both 18, were arrested at 3351 Salem Ave. by Riverside police on suspicion of aggravated burglary. They are in the Montgomery County Jail awaiting formal charges, online records show...
Here are the big things happening with Hamilton schools in 2018

Here are the big things happening with Hamilton schools in 2018

The state of education in Hamilton-area schools is strong and getting stronger, local public and private school officials said Thursday. The annual State of Hamilton Schools event at the Courtyard Marriott in the Butler County city is a pep rally of sorts for school officials, business and community organization leaders. And this year there was plenty to be cheery about. Badin High School, which is...
Grants pay for most of Beavercreek’s road work, thanks to new taxes

Grants pay for most of Beavercreek’s road work, thanks to new taxes

Residents and commuters will contend with more road construction projects this year in the city of Beavercreek, as the city continues to utilize voter-approved tax dollars to improve the streets. City leaders have budgeted about $5.8 million in road construction improvements for the year. STAY CONNECTED: Greene County News on Facebook Because of the 2-mill levy that voters passed in 2014, more than...
Shutdown: Air Force museum closes: Wright-Patt workers face furlough

Shutdown: Air Force museum closes: Wright-Patt workers face furlough

The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force closed Saturday after initially opening in the morning in the midst of a federal government shutdown. Hundreds of people had trekked inside the world’s largest military aviation museum Saturday morning before the closure at 1 p.m. The fallout was the latest from the federal closure expected to affect thousands of workers at Wright-Patterson Air Force...
Local NAACP members, church leaders stay encouraged in light of hospital closing

Local NAACP members, church leaders stay encouraged in light of hospital closing

Local NAACP and church leaders said they are encouraged by “assurances” by Premier Health in the wake of the planned closing of Good Samaritan Hospital. A community forum on the issue set for Feb. 10 at Mt. Zion Baptist Church is one reason for that encouragement, said Dayton NAACP President Derrick Foward.  The community must “find a pathway forward,” said Corey Cunningham...
Inspiring talks about Hamilton highlighted by a standing ovation for its ‘citizens of the year’

Inspiring talks about Hamilton highlighted by a standing ovation for its ‘citizens of the year’

Leaders of the Greater Hamilton Chamber of Commerce and the owner of Spooky Nook Sports gave inspiring talks about how Hamilton is on an upswing — with the proposed Spooky Nook Sports at Champion Mill moring ahead. But the biggest applause Friday at the chamber’s 108th Annual Meeting & Dinner was for the city’s Citizens of the Year for 2017: Jason and Tammy Snyder. In fact, the couple...
Good Samaritan Hospital: NAACP, church leader want ‘pathway forward’

Good Samaritan Hospital: NAACP, church leader want ‘pathway forward’

Local NAACP and church leaders said they are encouraged by “assurances” by Premier Health in the wake of the planned closing of Good Samaritan Hospital. A community forum on the issue set for Feb. 10 at Zion Baptist Church is one reason for that encouragement, said Dayton NAACP President Derrick Foward. RELATED: Premier Health, UnitedHealthcare have contract deal The community must &ldquo...
New app helping detect credit card skimmers in Butler County

New app helping detect credit card skimmers in Butler County

Several cases of credit card thieves using skimming devices to steal unsuspecting customers’ credit card information have affected Butler County. Now, new technology is being used by the Butler County Auditor’s office to combat the problem. When a credit card is run through a skimmer, the small device stores the cardholder’s data. Once the credit information is obtained, a thief...
West Carrollton Dixie demolition plan promises jobs, new retail

West Carrollton Dixie demolition plan promises jobs, new retail

Tearing down a former Dixie Drive restaurant is the latest building demolition planned along West Carrollton’s riverfront corridor – and one that is expected to bring that area’s first new retail space in about 20 years. RELATED: Demolition paves way for Kettering Health Network The proposal by Dayton Hydroponics is the fifth parcel – about 20 acres combined - in the past year...
The 2018 Dayton Women’s March will take place today 

The 2018 Dayton Women’s March will take place today 

The 2018 Dayton Women’s March will take place today, January 20. The event, which will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. at Courthouse Square (23 N. Main Street) is being organized by Dayton Women’s Rights Alliance, along with Dayton Indivisible for All and others. The 2018 rally is designed to engage and empower all people to support women’s rights, human rights, civil rights, disability...
Lessons from Middletown’s superintendent: Be a difference-maker

Lessons from Middletown’s superintendent: Be a difference-maker

Middletown City Schools Superintendent Marlon Styles Jr. wants to be a difference maker and to make others into the same. Styles said his mother and father were and continue to be the difference makers in his life. Even if only one was available, at least one of them was there to guide him during tough times, like taking the ACT multiple times or taking six years to complete college instead of the...
Crews battle structure fire at AK Steel in Middletown for over 2 hours

Crews battle structure fire at AK Steel in Middletown for over 2 hours

A cracked vessel holding molten steel ignited a large fire at AK Steel in Middletown this morning. Middletown Fire Chief Paul Lolli said the crew of about 60 firefighters from four departments have now cleared the scene. One firefighter/paramedic was taken to Atrium Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries. Lolli said the molten steel ignited other equipment and the building when it poured out...
Light showers overnight; weekend ends on warmer note

Light showers overnight; weekend ends on warmer note

A few light showers can be expected overnight, Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar said. “We’re not anticipating much rain to fall, but there will be a few showers from time to time,” he said. Overnight temperatures will drop into the middle to upper 30s. Warmer finish to weekend Wet Sunday into Monday Colder with snow possible Tuesday Sunday: We’ll experience...
Dayton area home influenced by Frank Lloyd Wright designs

Dayton area home influenced by Frank Lloyd Wright designs

The influence of Frank Lloyd Wright’s distinctive architectural styling comes to mind on stepping into the home at 1109 Viewpoint Drive in Washington Twp. Following Wright’s belief that a home needs to be one with its outdoor setting, the design and floor plan of this 1966 raised ranch makes use of large windows to integrate panoramic nature views into its interior. “The recent updates...
Government shutdown on anniversary of Trump inauguration

Government shutdown on anniversary of Trump inauguration

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the budget battle in Congress (all times local): 11:10 a.m. The White House says President Donald Trump phoned Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to discuss strategies to reopen the government. Deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley says Trump called the Republican Senate leader on Saturday morning. Gidley says chief of staff John Kelly is speaking with lawmakers...
Power restored near Miami Valley Hospital, UD student neighborhoods

Power restored near Miami Valley Hospital, UD student neighborhoods

UPDATE @ 8:20 p.m.: DP&L crews are continuing to search for a possible cause of the power outage along Brown Street that affected 1,325 customers in total, spokesman Kevin Hall said.  The outage hit about 6:50 p.m., he said. Electric service was restored to all affected customers shortly after 8 p.m. UPDATE @ 7:39 p.m.:  The DP&L online outage map now shows 126 customers without power along...
What happens to veterans if the government shuts down?

What happens to veterans if the government shuts down?

Vital services for veterans will not be threatened if the government shuts down this weekend.  The Department of Veterans Affairs medical facilities, including the Dayton VA Medical Center, would remain open. After previous partial shutdowns caused headaches for the VA, the department lobbied Congress to fund the VA on a two-year budget cycle. That exempts the department from the latest funding...
Will a government shutdown delay my tax refund?

Will a government shutdown delay my tax refund?

One way this potential government shutdown would be different than in the past -- there’s never been a federal shutdown during tax filing season.  Nor has the government been shut down amid the implementation of a massive tax code overhaul. The Internal Revenue Service would lose an estimated 56 percent of its workforce to furloughs if the government shuts down, according to the U.S. Treasury...
Wright Patt: Workers to show up Monday even if shutdown still in place

Wright Patt: Workers to show up Monday even if shutdown still in place

Thousands of Wright-Patterson employees were expected to report to work Monday morning for further instructions “to carry out orderly shutdown activities” if a partial federal government closure stuck at midnight Friday, base authorities said. The scenario could be a replay of October 2013 when most civil service employees at Wright-Patterson were sent home on furlough at the state&rsquo...
Special-needs prom will be Feb. 9

Special-needs prom will be Feb. 9

Young people with special needs are often relegated to being observers at special events. Well, on Feb. 9 young adults and teens with special needs from across the Miami Valley can be participants at the third Special Prom sponsored by Stillwater United Methodist Church. ››RELATED: Boxes for Kevin: coping with loss of an infant This year’s prom theme is Under the Sea...
Government shutdown: Will I still get my mail?

Government shutdown: Will I still get my mail?

Hundreds of thousands of federal employees could be barred from working if Congress can’t agree to a budget plan and avoid a shutdown. But the country’s more than 500,000 postal service workers won’t be among them.  Mail service will continue uninterrupted, even during a government shutdown.  That’s because the U.S. Postal Service is not funded by taxpayer dollars...
Wright State on track to meet budget but finances still ‘tenuous’

Wright State on track to meet budget but finances still ‘tenuous’

Wright State University has collected the bulk of its revenue for this fiscal year, meaning all the school has to do now to meet its budget is keep expenses in check. Officials also are targeting enrollment. The single biggest source of revenue for most colleges is tuition revenue, and with the final semester of the year now underway, WSU has already received its last large lump of revenue. Wright...
Logan Cole recounts the day he was shot at West Liberty-Salem High School

Logan Cole recounts the day he was shot at West Liberty-Salem High School

Saturday will mark one year since dozens of first responders and police rushed to West Liberty-Salem High School for a report of student who opened fire inside the school. Logan Cole sat down with News Center 7’s John Bedell to share what he recalls from that unforgettable day.  "I remember walking into the bathroom and there Ely was with the gun. Then after getting shot I talked to...
Truck flips on its side after hit-and-run collision, driver says

Truck flips on its side after hit-and-run collision, driver says

The driver of a Ford F-15o pickup truck said someone ran the stop sign at the corner of The Alameda and Superior Avenue on Friday afternoon in Middletown, causing him to lose continue and flip his vehicle. The male driver said he was traveling on Superior Avenue when a white vehicle ran the stop sign and collided with his pick-up truck. The truck flipped on its side, and the driver was uninjured,...
Could your travel plans be impacted by a government shutdown?

Could your travel plans be impacted by a government shutdown?

The U.S. government could be headed for a shutdown after midnight on Friday if Congress does not pass a temporary spending bill.  What would a shutdown mean for those planning domestic or international travel in the coming days or weeks? First, employees deemed “essential” would remain on the job and that includes  Transportation Security Administration screeners and air traffic...
No serious injuries among children in Butler County school bus-truck collision

No serious injuries among children in Butler County school bus-truck collision

UPDATE @ 4:40 p.m.: At least a couple of students are receiving medical attention in the pickup truck-school bus collision on Wayne Madison Road, but there are no serious injuries, Edgewood Schools Spokeswoman Pam Pratt said.  The children are from Edgewood Elementary, she said, and they are in grades 2 through 5.  District officials are telephoning parents and guardians to arrange rides...
How a Springboro woman lost 125 pounds

How a Springboro woman lost 125 pounds

New Year’s resolutions can begin in any month of the year. August of 2015 is when a success story started for Springboro resident Christina Littleton. ››RELATED: Alter grad attends Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar Although athletic and thin during her younger years, her father’s passing from pancreatic cancer in 1999 left her reeling emotionally. She gained a lot of...
Spectrum reports TV streaming app service issues

Spectrum reports TV streaming app service issues

Spectrum customers are reporting service interruptions while attempting to use the Spectrum TV app, the company said on Friday afternoon. “Spectrum customers are experiencing a service interruption while attempting to use the Spectrum TV App. This is causing errors including incorrect login information. Technicians are working diligently to restore the service as soon as possible. We apologize...
Chamber welcomes new board members

Chamber welcomes new board members

The Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce is welcoming new board of trustees members while thanking retiring members. The new chamber board members are: MORE: Manufacturing wins help push Ohio jobless rate down Doug Anspach, Leadership Dayton chair and partner in Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP; Doug Barry, president of BarryStaff Inc.; Randy Domigan, director of Brady Ware; Cindy Gaboury, owner of Audio...
Former elections board member to run for Ohio Statehouse

Former elections board member to run for Ohio Statehouse

The reason why former Butler County Board of Elections member Kathy Wyenandt resigned her board seat last month is so she can run for office. Wyenandt told the Journal-News she will formally announce on Sunday afternoon at Grainworks Brewing Company that she will run against Ohio Rep. George Lang, R-West Chester Twp., who was appointed this past spring to the 52nd Ohio House District after...
Dayton human relations official accepts Toledo job

Dayton human relations official accepts Toledo job

The executive director of Dayton’s Human Relations Council has accepted a job with the city of the Toledo. Catherine Crosby, who has worked for the council since 2005, will become Toledo’s new chief of staff, according to an announcement today from Toledo Mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz. Crosby, a well-known community member, serves as board secretary to the National Community Reinvestment Coalition...
New assistant city manager makes leap

New assistant city manager makes leap

The city’s new assistant city manager already is a familiar face in the local government. Amber Holloway assumed her new duties Jan. 2 following the departure of Greg Shackelford. She previously was employed as the Vandalia city planner since March 2015. ››RELATED: Nonprofit’s new leader likes community spirit A 2009 graduate of Sidney High School and a graduate...
Government shuts down, negotiations expected through weekend

Government shuts down, negotiations expected through weekend

The federal government shut down Saturday for the first time since 2013 late Friday, with a handful of Republicans and the vast majority of Democrats in the Senate opposing efforts to keep the federal government running for another month. By a vote of 50-48, Senate Republicans fell far short of the 60 votes needed to end floor debate and clear the way for a vote on a bill approved Thursday by the...
Starbucks testing out stores that do not accept cash

Starbucks testing out stores that do not accept cash

Starbucks is testing out a cashless checkout in stores nationwide. As of Tuesday, one downtown Seattle store accepts only cards or mobile payments, according to a report from KIRO-7. The coffee chain is receiving mixed reviews from customers, some who like the convenience while others worry about privacy issues. Robert Safian, editor of Fast Company, told KIRO 7 that the cashless wave will only grow...
Local state House seat drawing lots of candidates for competitive district

Local state House seat drawing lots of candidates for competitive district

The Dayton region’s most competitively balanced Ohio House district is getting plenty of attention with the filing deadline less than three weeks away. Republican Clayton Councilman Kenny Henning on Friday formally announced he is running for the 43rd House District seat, which is split almost 50-50 between Democrats and Republicans. “I hope to earn your support in the upcoming months...
The CUTEST birthday party of the year features Fiona the Hippo

The CUTEST birthday party of the year features Fiona the Hippo

The Cincinnati Zoo has unveiled how it will celebrate a big birthday for its famous hippo, Fiona, who turns 1 on Jan. 24. The zoo isn’t waiting until then to start the celebration, as the public can attend a huge event from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. tomorrow (Saturday, Jan. 20). From authors who have penned books on Fiona to caretakers who have watched over the hippo that captivated the nation with...
Paralyzed woman: Life ‘a living hell’ without stolen van

Paralyzed woman: Life ‘a living hell’ without stolen van

For the last two weeks, a paralyzed Middletown woman has been without the van that used to drive her to doctor appointments. Shirley English, 77, paralyzed from the waist down after an auto accident in 2007, said her 2003 tan Dodge Caravan was stolen from her residence on Crawford Street earlier this month. English said she allowed a former homeless man who lived with her to use the van to drive to...
Higher water, sewer rates in effect for Montgomery County customers

Higher water, sewer rates in effect for Montgomery County customers

Customers who receive water and sewer services through Montgomery County can expect to see rate increases reflected in their first bills of the year. The county announced in November that the combined water and sewer rate would go up by about an average of 14 percent this year. Rates will jump another 5.6 percent on average starting in 2019 and each following year through 2022. This means the average...
Altercation may have preceded Butler County jail suicide death

Altercation may have preceded Butler County jail suicide death

The Butler County Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate the suicide death of a Cincinnati woman found hanging in the county jail on Tuesday. Samantha Young, 21, who was in jail for a probation violation, died from hanging in the Hanover Street facility, according to the Butler County Coroner’s Office. Her death was ruled a suicide by the coroner’s office. According to Sheriff...
Middletown native and Ohio State grad decides against Senate run

Middletown native and Ohio State grad decides against Senate run

J.D. Vance, a Middletown High School and Ohio State graduate, has decided a senate run is not in the best interest of his family at this time. According to a social media post pictured below Vance states, “ Count me out of politics for now.” Vance is a New York Times bestselling author for his memoir, “Hillbilly Elegy,” and the book was a 2017 finalist for the Dayton Literary...
Ohio college president related to suspect in California captive children case 

Ohio college president related to suspect in California captive children case 

An Ohio Christian college President related to the father accused of shackling his own children in their California home has taken a leave of absence from his position, according to the New York Post. Dr. Randy Turpin, president of Valor Christian College in Canal Winchester, near Columbus,  is the brother of David Turpin, the father accused in the case. This news organization received a statement...
Researchers test virtual reality Adaptive Flight Training Study

Researchers test virtual reality Adaptive Flight Training Study

COLUMBUS AIR FORCE BASE, Miss. – A team of student researchers from Air Command and Staff College, Air University at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, conducted an Adaptive Flight Training Study Jan. 9-12 at Columbus AFB, Mississippi, to aid in the Air Force’s advancement in training and education through virtual reality. http://www.daytondailynews.com/news/virtual-fighter-aircraft-maintenance-training-game-based/3WxVziSHiC9LPJA3HSH0QL/...
Restaurant owner gearing up to open new eatery after closing another

Restaurant owner gearing up to open new eatery after closing another

Lawren Williams is putting the finishing touches on a new restaurant a month after shutting down another eatery he had operated for nearly a decade. Williams is shooting for a mid-February opening for Lefty’s Eats & Espresso, his new restaurant and coffee shop that will be located at 2 W. Main St. in Fairborn. Two days before Christmas, Williams shut down his namesake restaurant, Williams...
Air Force Medical Service takes off with Trusted Care

Air Force Medical Service takes off with Trusted Care

FALLS CHURCH, Va. – Each of the services are doing its part to evolve the military health system into a high-reliability organization. Trusted Care is the Air Force’s model focused on four high-reliability domains – leadership engagement, continuous process improvement, culture of safety and patient xenteredness – in health care operations. http://www.daytondailynews.com/news/wright-patt-simulation-center-provides-realistic-training/H7bOylty3sVVtlsezDqrpN/...
Virtual fighter aircraft maintenance training is game-based

Virtual fighter aircraft maintenance training is game-based

A Massachusetts-based company is building a virtual aircraft maintenance trainer for the Air Force that would allow for larger class sizes and troubleshooting scenarios that are difficult to present in a traditional live setting. Also known as MAGPIE – which stands for Maintenance Training Based on an Adaptive Game-based Environment Using a Pedagogic Interpretation Engine – the new system...
Badin High School plans $1.8M expansion as enrollment grows

Badin High School plans $1.8M expansion as enrollment grows

Butler County’s only Catholic high school is expanding this year to better handle its growing enrollment. This week, officials at Badin High School released more details about the school’s first campus expansion since 2006, including a $1.8 million construction project that will add a new “Student Development Center.” MORE: Badin High School celebrates 50th anniversary &ldquo...
Cincinnati Reds to visit museum during annual caravan stop

Cincinnati Reds to visit museum during annual caravan stop

National Museum of the U.S. Air Force visitors will have the opportunity to meet members of the Cincinnati Reds organization on Jan. 27 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Pitcher Amir Garrett; minor league catcher Tyler Stephenson; broadcasters Jeff Brantley and Jim Day; President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Dick Williams; and mascot Rosie Red are scheduled to appear at the museum stop. http://www...
Log rolling makes a splash at Wright-Patt

Log rolling makes a splash at Wright-Patt

Members of the Catholic Chapel Youth Group had the chance to give the century-old art of birling, or log rolling, a try at the Dodge Fitness Center pool Jan. 14. During the logging boom of the late 1800s, America’s immense river systems were often the only way to get timber from its remote growing areas to the lumber mills where it could be turned into much needed materials to help build a growing...
Explosive ordnance disposal flight wins AFMC-level award

Explosive ordnance disposal flight wins AFMC-level award

The 788th Civil Engineer Squadron was awarded the Senior Master Sgt. Gerald J. Stryzak Award for best civil engineer explosive ordnance disposal flight of the year for 2017 at the Air Force Materiel Command level. This annual award recognizes the EOD flight as AFMC’s best during 2017 through the unit’s varied and critical mission accomplishments. According to the EOD Warrior Foundation...
Daytonian makes splash on magazine cover, calls mom ‘doyenne of Dayton, Ohio’

Daytonian makes splash on magazine cover, calls mom ‘doyenne of Dayton, Ohio’

One of Dayton’s favorite daughters graces the latest cover of a magazine that makes it into 22 million homes.  Oakwood-raised movie and television star Allison Janney and Anna Faris, her co-star on CBS’s “Mom,” are on the cover of this Sunday’s “Parade” magazine.  You’ll be able to find Parade this Sunday in the “Dayton Daily News&rdquo...
EAGLE EYES needed in the sky as well as ground

EAGLE EYES needed in the sky as well as ground

The 88th Security Forces Squadron would like to remind Wright-Patterson employees and residents to keep vigilant as they go about their daily duties not only on the ground but looking skyward as well. The popularity of small unmanned aerial systems, or drones, is tremendous with sales of the devices projected to hit 2.3 million. With all those drones in the air comes concerns for safety in the air...
Ohio flu hospitalizations climb, prompting caution and optimism

Ohio flu hospitalizations climb, prompting caution and optimism

Ohio’s flu-related hospitalizations increased by more than 50 from the previous week, new data released Friday by the Ohio Department of Health said. The increase was smaller than previous weeks, prompting some optimism and words of caution from one local expert. “While it looks like (the flu) may be leveling off, it is still significantly higher than the five year average,” said...
AFRL licenses antibody breakthrough for humanitarian use

AFRL licenses antibody breakthrough for humanitarian use

Natural or man-made disasters can result in large-scale catastrophes for vast populations, but through a technology licensing agreement with local innovators, the Air Force Research Laboratory Materials and Manufacturing Directorate is looking to ease the burden and put bio-technology to use for humankind. When large groups of people are suddenly cut off from electricity, shelter and medical supplies...
Researchers find meteorites from Michigan meteor

Researchers find meteorites from Michigan meteor

Researchers with the American Meteor Society found two meteorites just days after a meteor lit up the sky across part of Michigan, according to a tweet from AMS. “We are happy and excited to report, two meteorites from the Jan. 16th fall have been found in Michigan,” the Thursday tweet said. “Congratulations to Robert Ward and Larry Atkins on the first two reported finds.&rdquo...
It’s about to be a lot easier to have fun on the Great Miami River in Middletown, and here’s how

It’s about to be a lot easier to have fun on the Great Miami River in Middletown, and here’s how

Ground has been broken on the River Center facility along the Great Miami River Recreation Trail in downtown Middletown. Turnbull Walhert Construction broke ground on the $1.4 million project on Jan. 9, according to Kelly Barkley, spokesperson for MetroParks of Butler County. The project, located at 120 Carmody Blvd., was originally slated to begin in 2015 but was delayed due in part to several issues...
Unit deployment manager ensures readiness of personnel, equipment

Unit deployment manager ensures readiness of personnel, equipment

Wright-Patterson Air Force Base’s lead unit deployment manager ensures new UDMs are trained and military personnel and equipment are ready for deployment. Jeffrey Bottorff, program manager from the 88th Logistics Readiness Squadron, oversees the base-wide UDM program. Within a squadron, the UDM functions as the liaison between the deployed members and their unit commander. They track all requirements...
Wright-Patt’s Simulation Center provides realistic training

Wright-Patt’s Simulation Center provides realistic training

The 88th Medical Group Simulation Center is holding an open house Jan. 26 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. to showcase its new location, expanded services and equipment that will improve and enhance training for medical professionals at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. The center offers training for medical professionals in a realistic setting, allowing them to assess, treat and monitor simulated patients. http...
Amazon raises price of Amazon Prime monthly memberships

Amazon raises price of Amazon Prime monthly memberships

Amazon Prime memberships are about to get more expensive. The online retail giant announced today that the Amazon Prime monthly fee is increasing from $10.99 to $12.99 in the U.S., an increase of 18 percent. That’s approximately $156 annually. However, the annual Prime membership will stay at $99. “Prime provides an unparalleled combination of shipping, shopping and entertainment benefits...
Middletown health commissioner joins county DD board

Middletown health commissioner joins county DD board

Middletown Heath Commissioner Jackie Phillips is the newest board member for the Butler County Board of Developmental Disabilities. Phillips was sworn in on Jan. 11 by Butler County Commissioner T.C. Rogers. MIDDLETOWN NEWS: This fast food spot returns to Middletown after more than a decade “In reviewing the strengths and skill sets of the Board members, we determined we did not have a member...
Gander Mountain stores to reopen under new name

Gander Mountain stores to reopen under new name

Gander Outdoors, formerly known as Gander Mountain, announced an initial list of retail stores that are scheduled to open in 2018. Camping World Holdings Inc. was chosen as the winning bidder at a bankruptcy auction for certain acquired assets of Gander Mountain and the sale was approved in a bankruptcy court hearing in May 2017. Dozens of Gander Mountain stores closed after the company filed...
Unattended cooking sparks Dayton house fire

Unattended cooking sparks Dayton house fire

Unattended cooking has been blamed for causing a house fire on Iola Avenue in Dayton Friday.  Firefighters reported flames and smoke coming from the rear of a home in the 900 block of Iola Avenue around 9:25 a.m. Friday.  The home’s occupant left the home, leaving cooking food on the stove, investigators said. The damage to the home will displace the occupant.  Firefighters have...
Fired Miami County election official sues for defamation, wants job back

Fired Miami County election official sues for defamation, wants job back

TROY – A former deputy director of the Miami County Board of Elections fired in January 2017 is suing the elections board and a former member, claiming violations of open meetings laws and defamation. Eric Morgan of Tipp City filed the complaint in county Common Pleas Court. He seeks a court order invalidating the board’s vote to terminate him from the position, a return to the position...
Manufacturing wins help push Ohio jobless rate down

Manufacturing wins help push Ohio jobless rate down

Gains in manufacturing jobs helped push Ohio’s unemployment rate down a tick last month, to 4.7 percent, down from 4.8 percent the month before. Ohio’s non-agricultural wage and salary jobs increased by 2,500 over the month, from a revised 5,539,700 in November to 5,542,200 in December 2017, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services said Friday. Some of the biggest gains were in goods-producing...
Fights break out following Wilberforce upset victory over CSU

Fights break out following Wilberforce upset victory over CSU

Law enforcement from across Greene County responded Thursday night to a call for help from a police officer who was dealing with multiple fights occurring after fans exited the men’s basketball rivalry game between Wilberforce University and Central State University, according to county emergency communications records.  The incident happened following the Wilberforce Bulldogs’ upset...
5 ways Mike Fox changed Butler County during his legendary statehouse career

5 ways Mike Fox changed Butler County during his legendary statehouse career

There’s not much in Butler County that hasn’t been impacted by former state lawmaker Mike Fox. He sponsored and pushed to enact more than 100 pieces of legislation — either a bill or an amendment — as a member of the Ohio General Assembly from 1975 to 1997. Hundreds of millions of tax dollars were directed to Butler County projects. Here are five projects Fox pushed or led...
JUST IN: Local chef to open new restaurant in 2nd Street Market

JUST IN: Local chef to open new restaurant in 2nd Street Market

The Five Rivers MetroParks 2nd Street Market is adding a new restaurant vendor who has helped develop dishes at some of Dayton’s best-known restaurants. Invoke, founded by brothers Lester and Larry Gates, will open in early February in the market space that previously housed Arepas Colombian Comfort Food, which closed its market eatery in late 2017. Lester Gates has worked in several positions...
Ex-Miamisburg teacher’s trial on teen sex charges: Who might testify?

Ex-Miamisburg teacher’s trial on teen sex charges: Who might testify?

Several Miamisburg school administrators have been subpoenaed in the case of a former middle school teacher indicted on charges of sexual battery and unlawful sexual conduct with a minor student. Eight district administrators and two unnamed minors are among those identified on 18 subpoenas issued Wednesday in the criminal case against Jessica Langford in Montgomery County Common Pleas Court. RELATED...
5 demolition sites targeted in 1-mile West Carrollton strip near I-75

5 demolition sites targeted in 1-mile West Carrollton strip near I-75

In the past year, several parcels of land totaling nearly 20 acres in a one-mile strip of East Dixie Drive in West Carrollton have been targeted for demolition. The city is looking to redevelopment the Dixie/Central Avenue corridor along with the Great Miami River near Interstate 75 with the vision of turning it into a multi-million dollar entertainment district. RELATED: Demolition paves way for...
VIDEO: Plane that crashed down slope in Turkey removed with large crane

VIDEO: Plane that crashed down slope in Turkey removed with large crane

A plane that skidded off a runway in Turkey and stopped on the side of a slope has been removed with a large crane. The plane overshot the runway while landing at the Trabzon Airport Jan. 13. The plane’s nose came with a few feet of the Black Sea. The 168 passengers and crew on board were evacuated. No one was injured. The Associated Press contributed to this report.
7 new restaurants to try in Middletown this year

7 new restaurants to try in Middletown this year

Looking for place to dine out in Middletown? Here are seven places that opened in the past year to try: Gracie’s The modest, focused menu at Gracie’s, 1131 Central Ave., features Pork Belly Shrimp & Grits, Deviled Eggs and The (Charcuterie) Board among its starters, as well as Half Roasted Chicken, The Burger, a Berkshire Pork Chop, Seared Salmon, Crispy Skin Branzino (a sea bass) and...
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