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Dayton traffic from WHIO Traffic Center

Check this page for a full list of crashes, disabled vehicles, construction projects and other hazards impacting your commute.   Traffic issues can be reported by calling our newsroom at 937-259-2237 or tweeting @WHIOTraffic . Traffic conditions are updated every six minutes on AM 1290 and News 95.7 FM. No incidents to report No incidents to report Ongoing Construction & Other...


Fire crews from three counties extinguish combine fire, no injuries reported

Fire crews from three counties extinguish combine fire, no injuries reported

The driver of a combine was harvesting soy beans when the farm vehicle caught fire, according to fire crews at the scene.  Firefighters said the driver was not injured and the fire is now out. Fire crews from Shelby, Miami and Champaign counties responded to the scene just after 3:30 p.m.  Crews told WHIO's Steve Baker dry weather and warm temps helped fuel the flames.  Baker said firefighters...
Beavercreek voters to reconsider school tax rejected in May

Beavercreek voters to reconsider school tax rejected in May

Beavercreek City Schools is returning to the ballot in November with the same proposal that voters narrowly defeated in the spring special election. The proposed 6-mill substitute emergency levy would permanently replace an emergency levy that is set to expire in 2018. If passed, the tax would not raise costs to property owners but continue at the current rate of $210 a year for property valued at...
New fitness class in Butler County designed for breast cancer patients

New fitness class in Butler County designed for breast cancer patients

A Butler County healthcare provider has launched a new class specifically for breast cancer patients. Many breast cancer treatments can affect a woman’s ability to move her shoulders and arms and cause pain and stiffness, according to the professionals at Mercy Health. So a new gentle movement class offered at Mercy Health Fairfield HealthPlex teaches stretching and movement techniques to improve...
Driver sent to hospital after crashing into, splitting utility pole in Clay Twp.

Driver sent to hospital after crashing into, splitting utility pole in Clay Twp.

A man who lost control of his SUV before crashing into an electrical pole is in the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, according to Clay Twp. police.  Police told our crew the man was reaching for a pair of sunglasses when he lost control and crashed into the DP&L pole in the 9700 block of Brookville Phillipsburg Road.  Our crew reports the pole was split in the crash and a DP&L...
Sexting and teens: Ohio looks to set up diversion program as problem grows

Sexting and teens: Ohio looks to set up diversion program as problem grows

Sexting is rampant among teens, putting them at risk for criminal charges, school expulsion and images of their privates being displayed and shared in the digital world. The behavior is so common that Montgomery and Clark counties set up diversion program for young offenders. State Reps. Jeff Rezabek, R-Clayton, and Brian Hill, R-Zanesville, introduced a bill in the Ohio House to ban sexting by anyone...
Most Browns players kneel, stand arm-to-arm during anthem

Most Browns players kneel, stand arm-to-arm during anthem

Most members of the Cleveland Browns either took a knee or stood arm-and-arm with fellow players and staff during the playing of the national anthem before the start of Sunday’s game. The silent protest happened at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, a continuation of a string of protests that seem to have been only strengthened after criticism this weekend from President Donald Trump. Browns...
JUST IN: Restaurant shuts down abruptly at The Greene

JUST IN: Restaurant shuts down abruptly at The Greene

One of The Greene Town Center’s flagship restaurants shut down abruptly this morning, Sunday Sept. 24. McCormick & Schmick’s, a full-service seafood restaurant that has been open nearly as long as The Greene has, is closed permanently. “Our lease term came to an end, and due to rising real estate costs, we elected not to renew our lease,” Howard Cole, chief operating officer...
Hamilton company finds niche designing beer labels

Hamilton company finds niche designing beer labels

A Cincinnati brewery’s newest beer has a Hamilton touch. Listermann Brewing Company has created a black IPA in honor of Kendi, the Cincinnati Zoo’s newest rhino baby. MORE: Cincinnati brewery creates black IPA for zoo’s black rhino The brewery said it decided to make the beer after selling out its Fiona-inspired IPA in May. And both labels were created in Hamilton by Thommy Long...
Local farmland values drop 24 percent, lowering tax bills

Local farmland values drop 24 percent, lowering tax bills

Cropland values in Montgomery County have dropped, but that has farmers looking up. An average 24 percent decline — which should reduce taxes on farmers in coming years — is the result of a recent change in the statewide formula that determines Current Agricultural Use Value (CAUV). Farmers lobbied for the revision after land values rose in some instances 300 percent over the past two...
Phone carrier to launch service that keeps drivers from texting

Phone carrier to launch service that keeps drivers from texting

A new service debuts Monday that aims squarely at the problem of distracted driving. Ready Mobile, a mobile phone provider, will offer a wireless plan called “Groove.” Groove pauses text messaging (SMS), data and other phone distractions before they reach a driver’s phone. The idea is that phone calls go through, but not texts, emails or social media posts or updates. The device...
Wow! Record number of Mason students earn National Merit honor

Wow! Record number of Mason students earn National Merit honor

Mason City Schools has set a new district record for the number of National Merit Semifinalists. Mason High School had 39 of its students recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Competition for 2018. MORE: Here’s a list of all the Butler, Warren National Merit honorees “We’re extremely proud of these Class of 2018 students who will go down in school history for having the most...
Plans for Butler County’s newest elementary at ‘critical crossroads’

Plans for Butler County’s newest elementary at ‘critical crossroads’

Talawanda Schools is turning its attention to the district’s fourth major construction project — Marshall Elementary. District leaders hope to tackle building a new Marshall Elementary within the next three years with an eye toward opening in August 2020. A crucial date looms, however, to achieving that with the Oct. 26 meeting of the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission when it will...
March against heroin ‘a success’ despite crowd size

March against heroin ‘a success’ despite crowd size

It was called “500 Women Against Heroin,” but while there were far less than 500 marchers, organizers called the Saturday’s event in Middletown “a success.” About 75 people, many wearing fatigues to represent the “This Means War” theme, marched down Yankee Road and gathered in the grassy area behind the Pendleton Art Center downtown. The marchers were joined...
Dayton Defense Education Foundation gala raises money for scholarships

Dayton Defense Education Foundation gala raises money for scholarships

The Dayton Defense Education Foundation tonight hosted its annual fundraiser gala at the Racquet Club in downtown Dayton. News Center 7's Cheryl McHenry served as the emcee for the event.  The foundation is a 100 percent volunteer charitable organization that provides scholarships to local students in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields. This year, the foundation will...
Exclusive: Man hit, run over in Riverside talks of ordeal

Exclusive: Man hit, run over in Riverside talks of ordeal

A man said he’s lucky to be alive after he was struck by a vehicle, which then ran over him before leaving him in the street. “From what I’m told, eight or nine cars drove around me,” Justin Wessler on Saturday told News Center 7’s Sean Cudahy in an exclusive interview. “Finally, a lady stopped and found me laying in the road. She happened to be a nurse. Thank God...
College student donates kidney to Mason boy

College student donates kidney to Mason boy

“You want to know something special about me?” That’s a line from Logan Wiesman’s book, “Logan’s Bumpy Kidneys.” The remarkable 7-year-old wrote it with his aunt April to explain to his classmates and other children why his tummy stuck out. Logan’s hometown of Mason will honor him Sunday with Logan Wiesman Day and will celebrate a friendship with a college...
Miami students, Oxford residents collect record amount for ShareFest

Miami students, Oxford residents collect record amount for ShareFest

ShareFest collected a record number of donation this May as part of efforts that helped seven groups throughout the region. ShareFest was started in 2005 in an effort to keep furniture, clothing and food not needed by departing Miami University students out of the landfill. MORE: Miami University’s largest freshman class arrives on campus ShareFest has evolved since then to scheduled pickups...
Construction work to affect base roads

Construction work to affect base roads

Childlaw Road to close for repair work One lane of Chidlaw Road in Area A will close from Oct. 2 to Nov. 10 to accommodate road repair efforts. Inbound traffic will be allowed, not outbound, along Chidlaw. There will be detour signs posted in various places directing traffic. See graphic for details. Water line work to impact roads A project to repair a water line in Area B will require the closing...
Advanced joint technology viable method for aircraft assembly

Advanced joint technology viable method for aircraft assembly

A partnership between the Air Force Research Laboratory and industry could help usher in a new era of advanced aircraft assembly. Testing performed by AFRL showed promising results for the use of composite skin splice joints in aircraft assembly. The tests were performed under a cooperative research and development agreement between AFRL’s Aerospace Systems Directorate and Northrop Grumman Systems...
Miami Twp. demolitions aim to protect property values, fight blight

Miami Twp. demolitions aim to protect property values, fight blight

Miami Twp. is in the process of demolishing a series of properties as part of project to limit community blight. Two homes in the Chautauqua neighborhood were initial targets and the township has identified six other sites as part of a program with the Montgomery County Land Bank. The land bank assists with tax foreclosure and demolition through the Neighborhood Initiative Program secured funding...
Warren Co. teen suffers hand laceration in dog attack

Warren Co. teen suffers hand laceration in dog attack

Clearcreek Sgt. Curt Hensley said a 16-year-old girl suffered a bite to her left wrist when she attempted to break up a dogfight at her Ridgeville home Saturday afternoon. Her father, Joshua Burnett, told our newsroom his daughter is being released from the hospital in a cast and will receive further treatment at Southview Hand and Orthopedic Center. Hensley said the dog that attacked the teen was...
Liberty Twp. teen center builds 1st youth garden

Liberty Twp. teen center builds 1st youth garden

You can’t grow a garden until you build a garden. That’s just one of the many lessons Lakota teens are learning as the popular Edge Teen Center took its after-school activities outside to create the center’s first student-run garden. The first-ever garden at the Liberty Twp. youth center — located adjacent to the Lakota East High School — will produce vegetables next...
Minor injury reported after fire engine, car collide in Xenia

Minor injury reported after fire engine, car collide in Xenia

No serious injuries are reported after a car and Xenia fire engine collided in Xenia Saturday morning, according to Sgt. Scott Beegle.  Crews were dispatched to the intersection of West Second Street and South Progress Drive around 12:25 p.m.  Beegle said crews are still investigating and working to determine who was at fault in the crash.  One of the three people in the crashed car...
3 behind-the-scenes moves at mega Hamilton sports development

3 behind-the-scenes moves at mega Hamilton sports development

It may be hard to see any radical transformation outside the former paper mill along North B Street that will become a mega sports complex known as Spooky Nook Sports at Champion Mill. But the Journal-News has learned exclusively about efforts happening behind the scenes to move the project along. MORE: We traveled to Spooky Nook in Pennsylvania. Here’s what we saw “There are things happening...
Train came to ‘screeching’ halt in Miamisburg pedestrian fatality

Train came to ‘screeching’ halt in Miamisburg pedestrian fatality

A Norfolk Southern train that struck and killed a 16-year-old pedestrian Friday night in Miamisburg hit the brakes quickly before striking the boy, according to one nearby resident. “The train just came to a SCREECHING halt,” South Fourth Street resident Niki Arnold posted on Facebook. “It stopped quicker than I have ever seen it stop. I pray no one is hurt.” Arnold noted &ldquo...
Bus company’s Fairfield branch hiring Megabus drivers

Bus company’s Fairfield branch hiring Megabus drivers

A bus company with a Butler County presence is looking to expand its workforce. Lakefront Lines, which established a garage at 4991 Factory Drive in Fairfield more than 30 years ago, was founded in 1964 in Cleveland by the Goebel family. Over the years, the business grew and now includes locations in Toledo, Columbus and Cincinnati. MORE: Global distributor of high-performance metals hiring in Hamilton...
Springboro police chief serves as chaplain during hurricane recovery

Springboro police chief serves as chaplain during hurricane recovery

For two weeks, Springboro Police Chief Jeff Kruithoff offered a sympathetic ear and other assistance to first responders in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. More than 80 people died and countless injuries reported as Harvey flooded and leveled coastal and inland communities after making landfall with winds of 130 mph at Rockport, Texas, on Aug. 25. Over the next five days, the storm flooded hundreds...
West Carrollton could lower fees to attract more food trucks

West Carrollton could lower fees to attract more food trucks

A food truck license in West Carrollton will cost you more than $1,100 a year. And, if you want to sell your food on city land, tack on another $552. Some in the business contend the cost for a mobile food vendor’s license and the rules they are bound by in West Carrollton are driving operators away. Tim Gibbs, owner of Gibbs Old Tyme Hamburgers, is among them. Gibbs thinks those guidelines...
Hamilton’s Operation Pumpkin to get national TV exposure

Hamilton’s Operation Pumpkin to get national TV exposure

This year’s sixth annual Operation Pumpkin festival will get some national television exposure. Jason Snyder, co-chair of the festival, told the Journal-News that a national television program will film an episode during this year’s festival, which will be held Oct. 13-15. Snyder’s not yet releasing the show’s identity, but said it will focus on the event’s first-ever...
Home values top $1 billion in this Greene County community

Home values top $1 billion in this Greene County community

Greene County property owners whose land lost value in the Great Recession are being notified by the county auditor’s office now of increases following new revaluations. On average, residential property values across the county are up by 5 percent, a marked increase from the reappraisals that occurred in 2014, when there was an overall drop in values of 4 percent, according to Greene County...
New Family Dollar store opens today in Hamilton

New Family Dollar store opens today in Hamilton

A new Family Dollar store opens Saturday in Hamilton at 2528 Dixie Highway. As part of its grand opening event, the company will make a check presentation to Boys & Girls Club of Hamilton. MORE: What are shoppers buying this Halloween? Superhero costumes The grand opening, with a ribbon cutting at 10 a.m., will feature gift card giveaways for the first 50 customers and prizes. The newest Hamilton...
School board candidates to speak at NAACP forum Monday

School board candidates to speak at NAACP forum Monday

Candidates for school board in Dayton, Trotwood and Jefferson Twp. will participate in a public forum organized by the Dayton Unit NAACP at 6:30 p.m. Monday at Dayton Boys Preparatory Academy, 1923 W. Third St. “This will be an excellent opportunity to hear first-hand from the candidates that are running for office,” said NAACP 2nd vice president Tom Roberts, a former longtime state legislator...
8 places to soak up fall’s beauty near Dayton

8 places to soak up fall’s beauty near Dayton

Fall is here, and the perfect time of year for walks, hikes or bike rides to soak up all of its beauty. You can never go wrong at John Bryan State Park in Yellow Springs, of course. But what about our other parks? We turned to Five Rivers MetroParks for their top picks on the best places to enjoy fall foliage.  Here are 8 places to visit courtesy of Lauren Lemons, community engagement coordinator...
Iconic Blue Turtle Toy Store set to have grand re-opening

Iconic Blue Turtle Toy Store set to have grand re-opening

Blue Turtle Toy Store will be hosting a grand re-opening Sept. 23 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The store was resold in July after the previous owner announced her retirement.  During the event there will be a store-wide sale, and customers can enter to win a variety of prizes. Blue Turtle is located at 2314 Far Hills Ave between Triangle and Peach Orchard Avenues. For the past two months, the...
Grief counselors on hand today after student fatally struck by train

Grief counselors on hand today after student fatally struck by train

Grief counselors will be on hand at Centerville High School today after a student was struck and killed by a train in Miamisburg Friday evening. Jose Fernandez was struck by a Norfolk Southern train on the tracks between Linden and East Central avenues. Fernandez, 16, of Miamisburg, attended Centerville High School. A 16-year-old boy who was fatally struck by a train Friday night in Miamisburg was...
Dayton has a big shortage of Big Brothers

Dayton has a big shortage of Big Brothers

The Dayton area does not have enough male mentors to serve all the young, at-risk boys in the community who need one, which has prompted the launch of a new recruitment campaign targeting a popular place for men to hang out. There are 60 children on the local waiting list to be paired with a Big Brother or Big Sister, most of whom are boys. Vulnerable boys and girls who build meaningful relationships...
Miami U. police investigate 2 on-campus sexual assaults

Miami U. police investigate 2 on-campus sexual assaults

Miami University officials are reporting two, separate sexual assaults on its Oxford campus. The two assaults both involve female students being attacked during the early morning hours of Friday, and campus police are asking for help to identify and find the suspects, said Claire Wagner, spokeswoman for the university. According to police reports released by university officials: “A female student...
Ballots for military, overseas voters available Saturday

Ballots for military, overseas voters available Saturday

County boards of elections in Ohio will begin sending out absentee ballots for military and overseas voters on Saturday for the Nov. 7 general election. Early voting for Ohio residents begins on Wednesday, Oct. 11, which is the first day absentee ballots will be mailed to voters living in Ohio. Those who want to vote in this November’s local-year election must register to vote by Oct. 10, and...
Funeral procession motorcyclist seriously hurt in crash

Funeral procession motorcyclist seriously hurt in crash

A motorcyclist in a funeral procession was involved in a crash on North Main Street near Elmwood Drive this afternoon. The crash was reported around 12:20 p.m. Friday and police said the motorcyclist suffered serious injuries, but they are not believed to be life threatening. The motorcyclist was escorting a funeral procession north on North Main Street, police said. A portion of the road was closed...
Cat missing after Jeep crashes into Miami Twp. condo

Cat missing after Jeep crashes into Miami Twp. condo

A Jeep lost control for an unknown reason and crashed into a condo early this evening at Springhaven Condominiums off Ferndown Drive in Miami Twp. “It’s significant damage to the structure,” Steve Meadows, battalion chief of the Miami Valley Fire District said. The driver of the Jeep possibly suffered a medical condition, but the cause of the crash is still under investigation, Meadows...
Middletown school leader talks state report card with business leaders

Middletown school leader talks state report card with business leaders

While last week’s state report card on Middletown Schools left some in the district disappointed, the school system is making significant progress in some areas, Superintendent Marlon Styles Jr. told business and community leaders. The quarterly community outreach forum was the first for Styles and is part of his proactive campaign to engage the Butler County city’s various segments as...
‘A healthy study environment for kids is now more important than ever’

‘A healthy study environment for kids is now more important than ever’

Students today can find it challenging to sit still and focus their mind on one particular school subject when the world around them is teaching them to multitask at an ever-increasing pace. That’s why creating a healthy study environment for kids is now more important than ever, said Melinda Ruff, MD, a family physician with Centerville Family Medicine. “Having the right study environment...
Why get the flu vaccine?

Why get the flu vaccine?

The flu vaccine is now available and families should be making plans to get everyone in the household immunized. “The flu vaccine is recommended for everyone older than 6 months,” says Sherman Alter, MD, medical director of the infectious disease department at Dayton Children’s Hospital. “The flu vaccine will provide children with a great deal of protection.” &rsaquo...
READ TO BELIEVE: Clark County chicken coop chase

READ TO BELIEVE: Clark County chicken coop chase

U.S. Marshals and the Clark County Sheriff’s Department were serving a warrant at a western Clark County farmhouse Friday morning when a suspect decided to make his arrest difficult.  Jamie Back, who was wanted for six counts of breaking and entering, immediately fled his residence when he spotted the authorities, according to the U.S. Marshal’s office.  Back then led both departments...
Dayton’s immigrant population doubles: ‘You can get a better life’

Dayton’s immigrant population doubles: ‘You can get a better life’

Dayton’s immigrant population has more than doubled since the mid-2000s, and city leaders say their immigrant-friendly efforts are paying off. The overall numbers are relatively small, but the pace of growth is among the best in the nation, according to a Dayton Daily News analysis of data from the U.S. Census’ American Community Survey. Of the more than 300 U.S. cities with populations...
Building that houses Middletown homeless shelter sold

Building that houses Middletown homeless shelter sold

A South Main Street building that has two tenants — Middletown’s homeless shelter and a barber shop — was sold today, said Realtor Rachel Lewitt, who represented the seller. She didn’t disclose the name of the buyer of the properties at 32 and 34 S. Main St. or the selling price. The building first housed The US Hotel. Hope House, a homeless shelter, became a tenant in 1989...
OHTF 1 members help with Hurricane Maria recovery efforts

OHTF 1 members help with Hurricane Maria recovery efforts

Several Ohio Task Force 1 members are assisting with rescue efforts throughout the Carribean as Hurricane Maria continues to batter the region. Battalion Chief Jack Reall from Columbus has been assisting the “Red” Incident Support Team in Puerto Rico for five days and he is assigned as a deputy operations section chief, according to a spokesman “OH-TF1’s continuing efforts...
Base Transportation helps bases move personnel from Hurricane Irma

Base Transportation helps bases move personnel from Hurricane Irma

The primary mission for Wright-Patterson Air Force Base’s Base Transportation is to move people on a daily basis. For about a week starting Sept.7, Base Transportation moved many Air Force and Navy personnel after they landed at Wright-Patterson AFB to escape the damage of Hurricane Irma. “The wheels were thrown into motion by Dave Egner, director of Special Operations for the 88/OSS in...
Flu season near: Doctors recommend not playing ‘viral roulette’

Flu season near: Doctors recommend not playing ‘viral roulette’

It’s almost flu season again and local doctors are recommending annual flu shots to reduce the risk of illness, hospitalization, missed work or school or even death. Flu season begins each year as early as October and last flu season led to 8,661 hospitalizations in Ohio. Dr. F. Stuart Leeds of Wright State Physicians said the annual flu vaccine is the best way to protect from the flu, particularly...
Training session uses mock interviews, feedback to sharpen skills

Training session uses mock interviews, feedback to sharpen skills

The Hispanic Employment Program and the Black Employment Program hosted mock interviews Sept. 14 from 8:30 to 11 a.m. at the USO Community Center at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. The program was designed to help Airmen become more competitive in their professional development efforts. Under the auspices of the 88th Air Base Wing Affirmative Employment Program Office, the Hispanic Employment Program...
Tech Warrior: AFRL scientists gain insights during field exercise

Tech Warrior: AFRL scientists gain insights during field exercise

The Air Force Research Laboratory will hold a home station deployment exercise at the National Center for Medical Readiness in Fairborn, Ohio, Sept. 19-29. Tech Warrior 2017 provides AFRL scientists and engineers the opportunity to experience field, mobility and combat skills training to gain a better understanding of the operational environment. During the 11-day immersion, participants are trained...
Sports complex to mean hundreds of Hamilton jobs

Sports complex to mean hundreds of Hamilton jobs

Not only will the proposed Spooky Nook Sports at Champion Mill attract athletes from about a 3½-hour drive from Hamilton, but it also will create hundreds of jobs. The mega sports complex is being built at the former paper mill along North B Street. MORE: What Hamilton’s massive sports center could look like For an idea of how significant the number of jobs can be, the existing Spooky...
Feds charge 2 men for trafficking at least 11 pounds of cocaine

Feds charge 2 men for trafficking at least 11 pounds of cocaine

Two men who stayed at a Miller Lane Hotel in June have been accused of trafficking more than 11 pounds of cocaine, with one man telling investigators they sold most to a drug dealer in Detroit and some in Dayton. Jorge Enriquez, 25, and Jose Sloss, 34, face charges in Dayton’s U.S. District Court, according to a complaint written by a Homeland Security Investigations special agent. Enriquez...
Dayton to activate red light cameras in October, officials say

Dayton to activate red light cameras in October, officials say

Dayton’s red-light and speed detection cameras will be activated as soon as Oct. 1, but the city will not start citing motorists for violations captured on tape until a month later.  During the month of October, the city will issue warnings to drivers who were caught running red lights or speeding by 10 automated traffic cameras at five locations in Dayton. But beginning Nov. 1, motorists...
Rollover crash reported on Fenner Road in Miami County

Rollover crash reported on Fenner Road in Miami County

A rollover crash with a person possibly trapped inside has been reported on Fenner Road this afternoon. The crash was reported between Greenlee and Johnson roads around 1:30 p.m. It’s unclear if there are any injuries in the crash.
OSHP cadet accused of armed robbery while dressed as trooper

OSHP cadet accused of armed robbery while dressed as trooper

An Ohio State Highway Patrol cadet is facing charges after he was accused of robbing a woman at gunpoint while he was wearing an Ohio State Highway Patrol uniform. Gregory Payne, 22, of Cincinnati was accused of robbing a woman of her cell phone in the area of the 6900 block of Cedar Alley in Cincinnati on Sept. 10. “[Gregory Payne] While wearing an Ohio State Highway Patrol uniform stopped...
Tipp City Mum Festival begins this weekend

Tipp City Mum Festival begins this weekend

A nearly 60 year tradition continues this weekend as Tipp City celebrates its annual Mum Festival.  The festival kicks off Friday evening with a cruise-in spanning the downtown area. The parade begins 10 a.m. Saturday and is expected to have over 100 different units. After the parade, activities move to Tipp City Community Park on North Third Street and last thru Sunday. The festival also honors...
Miami Valley to host open house for remodeled maternity center

Miami Valley to host open house for remodeled maternity center

Miami Valley Hospital will hold an open house for its remodeled maternity center. The Premier-affiliated hospital will hold tours of the Berry Women’s Center at its open house 2 to 4 p.m. Oct. 1. RELATED: Dayton Children’s proposing new medical office This portion of the multi-phase project began in early summer and included all new furnishings, lighting, cabinetry in the maternity rooms...
Occupant contains small fire in Harrison Twp. home before crews arrive

Occupant contains small fire in Harrison Twp. home before crews arrive

Firefighters said a small fire in the basement of a Harrison Twp. home was extinguished by the homeowner before crews even arrived on scene. RELATED: See more trending stories on WHIO.com  Firefighters helped the resident get a small amount of smoke out of the home, but the home did not sustain any significant damage.  The occupants will not be displaced and will be able to stay in the home...
Kettering blood donor: ‘I knew it was 500, but they surprised me’

Kettering blood donor: ‘I knew it was 500, but they surprised me’

Kettering resident Katie Ellis was working as a nurse in the Pediatric ward at Kettering Hospital in 1969. Around that time her mother, Gwynedd Armstrong, asked her to accompany her while she went to give blood. That started a lifelong habit of donating blood on a regular basis. Not only has her support helped countless patients who needed blood transfusions, her donations have added up to quite a...
Arctic security expedition emphasizes building awareness, partnerships

Arctic security expedition emphasizes building awareness, partnerships

WASHINGTON – While the Air Force is developing strategy to align efforts in the Arctic’s blistering cold with greater Defense Department strategy in the region, it’s also working to build international Arctic partnerships. For the first time in Air Force history, a collection of senior leaders went on an expedition to the Arctic. The operation, named Uggianaqtuq, put members from...
‘I enjoy knowing what’s happened in their lives’

‘I enjoy knowing what’s happened in their lives’

When Tom Bryte “graduated” from Dayton’s Westwood Elementary School in 1955, he went on to Roosevelt High School with many of his elementary classmates but lost track of them after high school graduation. That changed in 1980 when he and a few other Westwood grads put together a reunion. ››RELATED: Ex-UD coach joins a special nonprofit Although many classmates...
5 things experts say about self-driving cars

5 things experts say about self-driving cars

There’s lots of excitement about self-driving cars and trucks, which are already on American roadways. But for now, there is a human operator inside, ready to take the wheel of the autonomous car. And experts say it will be as decades before all the cars on the road are truly autonomous cars, meaning the person inside is not controlling the vehicle at all. Here’s what five experts had...
Pet store that makes slow-cooked food opens new location in Miamisburg

Pet store that makes slow-cooked food opens new location in Miamisburg

Pet Wants has opened a new store in Miamisburg. The pet store, which is locally owned by Jackie and Ray Covington, has opened its new retial storefront at 38 Fiesta Lane and offers free, personal delivery to Franklin, Germantown, Miamisburg, West Carrollton, Moraine, Trotwood, Englewood, Vandalia, Clayton and the surrounding areas. The store open on Sept. 2, and will host a grand-opening celebration...
Historic research building receives new mission during dedication

Historic research building receives new mission during dedication

One of Wright Field’s original buildings now has a new mission after completion of a seven-year, $9.1 million design and construction project and $5 million in new equipment. The Air Force Research Laboratory, Aerospace Systems Directorate, Power and Control Division held a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house Sept. 14 at Bldg. 19 in Area B to highlight new capabilities the facility now offers...
Funeral for last eyewitness to Pearl Harbor bombing Sunday in Ohio

Funeral for last eyewitness to Pearl Harbor bombing Sunday in Ohio

A Cleveland area native who was believed to be the only Pearl Harbor survivor to visit the 9/11 memorial site in New York was expected to be laid to rest Sunday in this hometown. John Seelie died at age 94 last month and was also believed to be the last eyewitness to see the Japanese attack on Wheeler Army Air Field near Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on Dec. 7, 1941, according to the Sarasota Herald-Tribune...
Middletown Fire Department gets federal funds to replace oxygen masks

Middletown Fire Department gets federal funds to replace oxygen masks

Middletown will receive more than $370,000 in federal funds for fire department operations. The $337,690 grant is from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Assistance to Firefighters Grants program. MORE: Thousands of dollars in equipment donated to Hamilton firefighters Middletown Division of Fire Chief Paul Lolli said the money will be used to replace the department’s 75 self-contained...
Celebration to honor 100th anniversary of McCook Field

Celebration to honor 100th anniversary of McCook Field

Wright-Patterson Air Force Base is celebrating the 100th anniversary of McCook Field on Oct. 5 at 1:30 p.m. at the old McCook Field site. The old field lies just north of downtown Dayton, along the east side of the Great Miami River next to Kettering Field. There will be a picnic starting at 11 a.m., with the Air Force Band of Flight’s Systems Go playing music. After the formal ceremony, there...
Where are Troy’s parking hot spots?

Where are Troy’s parking hot spots?

There are parking shortage “hot spots” in downtown Troy, but a space usually is available somewhere nearby, a study of on-street and off-street parking showed. ››RELATED: Schools ramp up case for project Results of a traffic and parking study were outlined Sept. 19 by Nathan Fisher of Woolpert Consultants and Tim Davis of the city development staff during a work...
What’s coming up at Wright Patt?

What’s coming up at Wright Patt?

Enjoy Oktoberfest at Wright-Patterson Club Originating in Munich, Germany, as a celebration of the marriage of King Ludwig I, Oktoberfest has evolved into a weeks-long celebration in many parts of Germany and around the world. Celebrate this festive occasion under a lighted tent in the courtyard at the Wright-Patterson Club Sept. 28 from 5 to 8 p.m. The evening’s entertainment will feature the...
CVS Health to limit opioid access to customers

CVS Health to limit opioid access to customers

Local residents whose health benefits are overseen by one of the largest pharmacy benefit managers will soon be limited to how many opioids they can get at one time. In the face of a sweeping opioid overdose epidemic — in part blamed on over-prescription of opioids — CVS Caremark plans to limit opioid prescriptions to seven days or less for some patients. RELATED: Five things you didn&rsquo...
Bellefontaine man killed in Logan County rollover crash

Bellefontaine man killed in Logan County rollover crash

A 23-year-old Bellefontaine man was killed in a single-vehicle crash in Logan County Friday morning.  State troopers and medics responded to Ohio 292 in Perry Twp., Logan County around 7:25 a.m. on reports of a single vehicle rollover crash.  An initial investigation found a 2004 Jeep Wrangler, driven by Ethan P. Zack, 23, of Bellefontaine, was traveling north on Ohio 292 when he traveled...
21st Air Force Marathon honors 70th AF birthday

21st Air Force Marathon honors 70th AF birthday

Partly cloudy skies and warm temperatures welcomed approximately 13,500 runners and walkers from all 50 states and 16 foreign countries to take part in the 21st annual U.S. Air Force Marathon at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Sept. 16. Gen. Ellen M. Pawlikowski, Air Force Materiel Command commander, gave the opening comments, welcoming throngs of colorfully...
A Whopper of a new restaurant is under construction in Washington Twp.

A Whopper of a new restaurant is under construction in Washington Twp.

A strip of south 48 south of Centerville will add a new fast-food restaurant — and it will have plenty of company along that stretch of Dayton-Lebanon Pike. Ryan Lee, zoning manager of Washington Twp., confirmed that Burger King is developing a new restaurant at 9198 Dayton-Lebanon Pike, at a site that previously housed a car wash. The location near the Skeeter Lane intersection is virtually...
Miami County Dental Clinic expands in new home

Miami County Dental Clinic expands in new home

The Miami County Dental Clinic has a new home that offers more space for staff and, more importantly, its patients. ››RELATED: Shoes for the Shoeless strides into county “We are going to be able to serve so many more people. We will be better able to fulfill our mission,” said Erin Cooper, clinic office manager. That number was estimated at around 1,500 more people...
Ex-jail officer disciplined for actions that spurred federal lawsuit

Ex-jail officer disciplined for actions that spurred federal lawsuit

The former Montgomery County Jail corrections officer recently sued for his 2015 take-down of a 60-year-old woman was disciplined for his actions. Personnel records obtained by this news organization show former Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office corrections officer David E. Stemp was given a letter of caution for failing to notify supervisors of an escalating situation. RELATED: Video shows...
5 top local business stories this week

5 top local business stories this week

1. JOB FAIRS OFFERED NEXT WEEK There are three job fairs this week hiring local residents. CareSource Life Services said in a statement it is hosting the upcoming job fairs in Miami, Montgomery and Clark counties. At the hiring events, employers will conduct onsite interviews and CareSource Life Coaches will offer assistance with building and printing a resume, preparing for interviews or connecting...
Local health network to announce opioid-free health care tool

Local health network to announce opioid-free health care tool

Kettering Health Network said it plans to unveil a new tool in October to be used for opioid-free health care. “As you know, we are facing an opioid epidemic locally and nationally. Over the years, the number of patients who have been prescribed high doses of long-acting narcotics has escalated,” the network said in a statement about the planned Oct. 2 announcement. RELATED: High infant...
Classic Miamisburg movie theater plans gala to unveil sidewalk stars

Classic Miamisburg movie theater plans gala to unveil sidewalk stars

Miamisburg’s classic movie theater will hold its first gala fundraiser next month at the 98-year-old renovated downtown building. The Plaza Theatre’s “Celebration of Stars” event Oct. 21 will include live and silent auctions. The movie house, which closed in 1968, reopened on Christmas Day 2015 – 96 years after its original opening date – after a $350,000 renovation...
Commemorative rifles sold as part of Monroe bicentennial

Commemorative rifles sold as part of Monroe bicentennial

Limited edition rifles are being sold this weekend as part of Monroe’s bicentennial celebration. MORE: 5 great events this weekend in Butler County The three different Henry rifles feature engravings of various Monroe milestones over the city’s 200-year history. Angela Wasson of the bicentennial committee said a total of 30 rifles were produced, and the city’s bicentennial committee...
1 minute business reads from today

1 minute business reads from today

New brewery to open The region’s newest brewer, Heavier than Air Brewing Co. — located at 497 Miamisburg-Centerville Road in the Normandy Square Shopping Center — will unveil its first year-round beer Saturday and will be pouring a couple more of its own brews in addition to beers from other Dayton-area breweries. Heavier Than Air opened “softly” on Aug. 26, but waited...
Upswing in Greene County property values reflects local trend

Upswing in Greene County property values reflects local trend

Greene County residents will be getting notified of property reappraisals recently completed by the county auditor’s office. On average, residential property values across the county are up by 5 percent, a marked increase from the last reappraisals in 2014, which saw a drop in values of 4 percent, according to Greene County Auditor David Graham. The new appraisals reflect a pattern evident in...
Students at Butler, Warren schools earn National Merit honor

Students at Butler, Warren schools earn National Merit honor

Dozens of high school seniors in Butler and Warren counties have been named semifinalists in the annual National Merit Scholarship Program, based on their strong performance on the preliminary SAT exam (PSAT) last school year. RELATED: How did your schools perform on the state report card? About 1.6 million juniors nationwide took the PSAT last year, and roughly 16,000, or 1 percent, were named semifinalists...
Sandy Mendelson not done dealing in Dayton

Sandy Mendelson not done dealing in Dayton

Sandy Mendelson, a downtown Dayton dealer of surplus good for decades, is still in the game. He may be 74, but Mendelson says he has no plans to retire or to sell his business properties off East First Street across from Fifth Third Field despite rumors of him selling everything. Mendelson said he has no offer on the table for any of his properties, but “if someone wants to come to talk with...
10 murals that make buildings beautiful in downtown Dayton

10 murals that make buildings beautiful in downtown Dayton

Almost every time you turn around, a new mural has popped up in Dayton. Big, bright, bold and beautiful embellishments seem to be taking over the Gem city.  Here’s a look at 10 murals – just a sampling of what can be found in the region – that are worth a look:  A green goddess has taken over a wall on Jackson Street on the side of the building that houses Toxic Brew, 431...
BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: Sandy Mendelson not ready to stop dealing

BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: Sandy Mendelson not ready to stop dealing

Sandy Mendelson, a downtown Dayton dealer of surplus good for decades, is still in the game. He may be 74, but Mendelson says he has no plans to retire or to sell his business properties off East First Street across from Fifth Third Field despite rumors of him selling everything. Mendelson said he has no offer on the table for any of his properties, but “if someone wants to come to talk with...
AF Marathon participation down; race seeks answers

AF Marathon participation down; race seeks answers

Faced with fewer people running this year, Air Force Marathon organizers may consider changes to the series of races to push up numbers on the starting line in 2018. The marathon, a series of races with 5K and 10K contests and half- and full-marathons, may add a new race of a shorter distance, and increase opportunities to participate in more than one event, according to marathon director Rob Aguiar...
Middletown group to hire drug prevention expert with $125,000 grant

Middletown group to hire drug prevention expert with $125,000 grant

After being without funding for one year, the Coalition for a Healthy Middletown was notified Thursday it would receive $125,000 a year for the next five years. Kristy Duritsch, director of the local agency, felt “excitement and relief” when she was told Middletown received one of the 719 Drug-Free Communities Support Program grants totaling $89 million. MORE: An unlikely heroin fighter...
Favorite airports in North America? Regional hubs land on list

Favorite airports in North America? Regional hubs land on list

Despite constant construction and increased passenger traffic, passengers are more satisfied with their experiences at airports across North America than ever before. Overall passenger satisfaction with airport has reached an all-time high, and some regional airports like John Glenn Columbus International Airport and the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport have made the list of top...
4 things to know about the new restaurant coming to The Greene

4 things to know about the new restaurant coming to The Greene

We’ve learned some tasty new details about the restaurant chain that will make its debut in the Dayton area in one of The Greene Town Center’s newest and most prominent retail spaces. Olshan Properties, owner of The Greene, announced last month that Texas-based Fuzzy’s Taco Shop had signed a lease for a 3,871 square-foot space in a building that opened last year at the center&rsquo...
Riverside child abuse awareness event to benefit Children’s

Riverside child abuse awareness event to benefit Children’s

A child abuse awareness event will be held in Riverside, with proceeds donated to Dayton Children’s. The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 7, at Shellabarger Park, 5800 Burkhardt Road. RIVERSIDE: Two schools made football rivalry bet, and many are going to win “We want to be about awareness for all children,” said Ashley Ferguson, the event’s organizer...
More money budgeted to help Butler County veterans

More money budgeted to help Butler County veterans

The Butler County Veterans Service Commission passed a $2.4 million budget this week, one that accounts for helping more veterans than ever before. The biggest item on the budget is $770,000 for veterans assistance, a 10 percent increase over the budget for this year. The veterans board has made a concerted effort over the past few years to reach more of the estimated 26,000 veterans in Butler County...
Hurricane response stalls central Springboro crossroads construction

Hurricane response stalls central Springboro crossroads construction

On Monday Duke Energy contractors are expected to be back at work related to a $10 million intersection project in Springboro after two weeks assisting recovery from Hurricane Irma in Florida. “Crews expect to complete the second half of utility work on the project in about two weeks,” Sally Thelen, Duke Energy spokesperson, said Friday. “We appreciate the patience of the Springboro...
Electronics retailer to open second location near Dayton Mall

Electronics retailer to open second location near Dayton Mall

An electronics retailer will open its second Dayton area location near the Dayton Mall. FixAPhone, a wireless repair center that focuses on same-day device repair services, will open a new 1,800-square-foot location in the Southland 75 Shopping Centre across from the Dayton Mall. The store will also have a conference room to host educational sessions on a series of topics. It will also have a one-on-one...
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