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Hippo Kiss: Fiona’s smooch on canvas can be yours
 In celebration of the first birthday of Fiona — the premature hippopotamus who beat the odds and captured hearts around the globe — fans will get a chance to win a one-of-a-kind “Hippo Kiss” painting, and become an official Fiona parent. The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is marking Fiona’s first birthday...

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In celebration of the first birthday of Fiona — the premature hippopotamus who beat the odds and captured hearts around the globe — fans will get a chance to win a one-of-a-kind “Hippo Kiss” painting, and become an official Fiona parent. The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is marking Fiona’s first birthday...
Greater Dayton RTA buses could be rid of cash fares by 2020
 The Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority hopes to modernize its payment system and get rid of cash fares by 2020, officials said Wednesday. More than half of RTA riders have migrated to passes, including monthly and weekly passes, said Mark Donaghy, CEO of the agency.  The agency will work to become the first major transit authority...

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The Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority hopes to modernize its payment system and get rid of cash fares by 2020, officials said Wednesday. More than half of RTA riders have migrated to passes, including monthly and weekly passes, said Mark Donaghy, CEO of the agency.  The agency will work to become the first major transit authority...
Pastor: Community ‘in shock’ after news about Good Samaritan closing
 Hours after Good Samaritan Hospital officials announced Wednesday that the facility will close later this year, reaction about the community impact has been wide ranging. "It's devastating news, I was shocked" said Daryl Ward, pastor of Omega Baptist Church in Dayton.  His church is just down the street from Good Samaritan...

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Hours after Good Samaritan Hospital officials announced Wednesday that the facility will close later this year, reaction about the community impact has been wide ranging. "It's devastating news, I was shocked" said Daryl Ward, pastor of Omega Baptist Church in Dayton.  His church is just down the street from Good Samaritan...
Good Samaritan Hospital closing: Former nurse recalls ‘small, friendly place’
 A former nurse who has spent a good portion of her career at Good Samaritan Hospital  was "shocked" to hear Wednesday's announcement that Premier Health planned to close the facility.  "I just cannot believe what I'm hearing," Rosa Lee Weinert said. The 89-year-old graduated from nursing school at the hospital in...

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A former nurse who has spent a good portion of her career at Good Samaritan Hospital was "shocked" to hear Wednesday's announcement that Premier Health planned to close the facility.  "I just cannot believe what I'm hearing," Rosa Lee Weinert said. The 89-year-old graduated from nursing school at the hospital in...
2 males sought in Kettering home invasion robbery
 Police are continuing to look for two males who committed a home invasion robbery on Hazel Avenue.  Investigators don't know what led the invaders to pick the home they did Wednesday afternoon, Kettering Police Patrolman John Jung said.  According to the preliminary investigation, the two males forced their way inside just before...

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Police are continuing to look for two males who committed a home invasion robbery on Hazel Avenue.  Investigators don't know what led the invaders to pick the home they did Wednesday afternoon, Kettering Police Patrolman John Jung said.  According to the preliminary investigation, the two males forced their way inside just before...
Job outlook is promising for Good Samaritan employees, official says
 After Wednesday’s announcement that Good Samaritan Hospital will shut its doors for good at the end of the year, many in the Miami Valley are wondering what will happen to the facility’s 1,600 employees. The hospital’s parent company, Premier Health, said its goal is to offer jobs to all those employees  at its other facilities...

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After Wednesday’s announcement that Good Samaritan Hospital will shut its doors for good at the end of the year, many in the Miami Valley are wondering what will happen to the facility’s 1,600 employees. The hospital’s parent company, Premier Health, said its goal is to offer jobs to all those employees at its other facilities...
One Year Later: What do Ohio Dems who voted for Trump say now?
 Saturday marks one year since the inauguration of President Donald Trump -- how is he doing? CNN Correspondent Martin Savage in Youngstown, Ohio, spoke to some Ohio Democrats who voted for Trump. The industrial city was hard-hit by job loss, business closings and population decline. The answer for many here was Donald Trump. In 2016, about...

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Saturday marks one year since the inauguration of President Donald Trump -- how is he doing? CNN Correspondent Martin Savage in Youngstown, Ohio, spoke to some Ohio Democrats who voted for Trump. The industrial city was hard-hit by job loss, business closings and population decline. The answer for many here was Donald Trump. In 2016, about...
Crews rescue pets in Fairborn house fire battalion chief says is a total loss
 UPDATE @ 5:37 p.m.: Two adults and two children have been displaced and two pets had to be rescued in the Marchmont Drive house fire.  Battalion Chief Laura Conley-Kerr, Fairborn Fire Department, said, firefighters revived one of the two pets found inside the burning home.  "It looks like it's a total loss, from top to bottom...

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UPDATE @ 5:37 p.m.: Two adults and two children have been displaced and two pets had to be rescued in the Marchmont Drive house fire.  Battalion Chief Laura Conley-Kerr, Fairborn Fire Department, said, firefighters revived one of the two pets found inside the burning home.  "It looks like it's a total loss, from top to bottom...
More cases of dog flu being reported in the Miami Valley
 Cases of dog flu are now being reported to Miami Valley veterinarians as the virus starts to spread more nationwide, officials said Wednesday. As a result local doctors are taking steps to educate pet owners about how they can protect their furry friends.  At Dayton South Veterinary Clinic, the first thing pet owners see when they enter...

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Cases of dog flu are now being reported to Miami Valley veterinarians as the virus starts to spread more nationwide, officials said Wednesday. As a result local doctors are taking steps to educate pet owners about how they can protect their furry friends.  At Dayton South Veterinary Clinic, the first thing pet owners see when they enter...
Eaton’s police chief resigns, accepts Kettering Health position
 Eaton Police Chief Chad DePew is leaving the department to take a position with Kettering Health Network, the chief confirmed to this news outlet Wednesday.  DePew said he accepted the position of Assistant Chief with Kettering Health Network’s police department and will start on Monday, Jan. 22.  His last day with the Eaton...

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Eaton Police Chief Chad DePew is leaving the department to take a position with Kettering Health Network, the chief confirmed to this news outlet Wednesday.  DePew said he accepted the position of Assistant Chief with Kettering Health Network’s police department and will start on Monday, Jan. 22.  His last day with the Eaton...
Huber Heights police arrest Key Bank robbery suspect
 The man police said robbed the Key Bank on Chambersburg Road earlier this month was arrested Wednesday morning, according to police. Officer responded to the branch at 5001 Chambersburg around 5 p.m. Jan. 8. The suspect’s name was not released. Huber Heights police said they worked with the FBI to identify and arrest the suspect, who...

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The man police said robbed the Key Bank on Chambersburg Road earlier this month was arrested Wednesday morning, according to police. Officer responded to the branch at 5001 Chambersburg around 5 p.m. Jan. 8. The suspect’s name was not released. Huber Heights police said they worked with the FBI to identify and arrest the suspect, who...
Bomb threat made to Fairmont High School not credible, superintendent says
 A bomb threat made to Kettering Fairmont High School that was posted to social media was determined to be unfounded and not credible, according to Kettering City Schools Superintendent Scott Inskeep.  Overnight, Inskeep received a message through his Twitter account, claiming the school would be bombed before lunch, he said during...

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A bomb threat made to Kettering Fairmont High School that was posted to social media was determined to be unfounded and not credible, according to Kettering City Schools Superintendent Scott Inskeep.  Overnight, Inskeep received a message through his Twitter account, claiming the school would be bombed before lunch, he said during...
Dayton Police need help locating suspicious missing person 
 Police are asking for your help locating James Briscoe, 41, who went missing on December 22, 2017. Briscoe was last seen in the area of Sherman and Josie Streets in East Dayton. Briscoe is 5 feet 8 inches and 165 pounds with a medium build. He has light brown hair and blue eyes. He has a history of mental health and substance abuse issues...

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Police are asking for your help locating James Briscoe, 41, who went missing on December 22, 2017. Briscoe was last seen in the area of Sherman and Josie Streets in East Dayton. Briscoe is 5 feet 8 inches and 165 pounds with a medium build. He has light brown hair and blue eyes. He has a history of mental health and substance abuse issues...
Police: Man, 18 shot another in chest; charges dropped against juvenile
 Charges have been dropped against a juvenile, but an 18-year-old Springfield resident remains accused of shooting a man in the chest last week. Elrashawn T. Dover, pleaded not guilty during his arraignment Sunday in Clark County Municipal Court. His bond was set at $250,000 and a public defender was appointed. He also was ordered to have...

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Charges have been dropped against a juvenile, but an 18-year-old Springfield resident remains accused of shooting a man in the chest last week. Elrashawn T. Dover, pleaded not guilty during his arraignment Sunday in Clark County Municipal Court. His bond was set at $250,000 and a public defender was appointed. He also was ordered to have...
Dayton school bus with kids inside involved in crash
 A school bus was involved in a crash today. Around 7:50 a.m. Wednesday, a crash involving a Dayton school bus was reported on Lorimer Street at Lensdale Avenue in Trotwood. Damage was reportedly minor, according to initial reports. Twelve students were on the bus at the time. None of them were injured.  A Trotwood fire official on scene...

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A school bus was involved in a crash today. Around 7:50 a.m. Wednesday, a crash involving a Dayton school bus was reported on Lorimer Street at Lensdale Avenue in Trotwood. Damage was reportedly minor, according to initial reports. Twelve students were on the bus at the time. None of them were injured.  A Trotwood fire official on scene...
Woman suffers serious injury in crash near Echo Hills golf course in Piqua
 A woman suffered serious injuries in a single-vehicle crash near the Echo Hills golf course in Piqua Wednesday morning.  Police and fire crews were dispatched around 8 a.m. to the 2200 block of Echo Lake Drive in Piqua on reports of vehicle that crashed into a tree.  The vehicle went off the roadway for an unknown reason, hit a...

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A woman suffered serious injuries in a single-vehicle crash near the Echo Hills golf course in Piqua Wednesday morning.  Police and fire crews were dispatched around 8 a.m. to the 2200 block of Echo Lake Drive in Piqua on reports of vehicle that crashed into a tree.  The vehicle went off the roadway for an unknown reason, hit a...
Local flights to and from Atlanta impacted as storm drops snow on South
 Some local flights are delayed to and from Atlanta this morning as snow falls in the South. One to 1.5 inches of snow is expected to fall in metropolitan Atlanta through this morning. A state of emergency has been issued for 83 counties in Georgia. Before heading to the airport, check our interactive flight delay map to see if your flight...

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Some local flights are delayed to and from Atlanta this morning as snow falls in the South. One to 1.5 inches of snow is expected to fall in metropolitan Atlanta through this morning. A state of emergency has been issued for 83 counties in Georgia. Before heading to the airport, check our interactive flight delay map to see if your flight...
Another cold night tonight, but gradual warm-up to get underway
 Another cold night ahead
Dry, temperatures approach freezing Thursday
Warm-up continues, chance for rain this weekend Tonight: Mainly clear skies are expected tonight, according to Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell, with temperatures hovering in the teens. Wind chills will fall to around zero tonight.  Thursday...

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Another cold night ahead Dry, temperatures approach freezing Thursday Warm-up continues, chance for rain this weekend Tonight: Mainly clear skies are expected tonight, according to Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell, with temperatures hovering in the teens. Wind chills will fall to around zero tonight.  Thursday...
WPAFB Wednesday Forecast: Cold today, warming trend underway
 While temperatures will still be quite cold, a slow warming trend will get underway today, said Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell. Some sunshine will return to the area and after starting in the single digits, temperatures will rebound to near 20 degrees this afternoon. Skies will be mainly clear tonight through Thursday with...

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While temperatures will still be quite cold, a slow warming trend will get underway today, said Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell. Some sunshine will return to the area and after starting in the single digits, temperatures will rebound to near 20 degrees this afternoon. Skies will be mainly clear tonight through Thursday with...
Dayton traffic from the WHIO traffic center
 Traffic issues can be reported by calling our newsroom at 937-259-2237 or tweeting @WHIOTraffic . Traffic conditions are updated every six minutes on AM 1290 and News 95.7 FM. On southbound I-75 just before Needmore Road in Harrison Twp., multiple vehicles were reported in a crash around 7:40 a.m. The crash was reported...

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Traffic issues can be reported by calling our newsroom at 937-259-2237 or tweeting @WHIOTraffic . Traffic conditions are updated every six minutes on AM 1290 and News 95.7 FM. On southbound I-75 just before Needmore Road in Harrison Twp., multiple vehicles were reported in a crash around 7:40 a.m. The crash was reported...
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