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Miami Valley unlikely to experience the kind of false alarm that rattled Hawaii
 Last weekend’s false alarm in Hawaii that sent people scrambling for cover is a mistake that is unlikely to be repeated in the Miami Valley, according to Jeff Jordan, director, Montgomery County Office of Emergency Management. Saturday morning, people were alerted by the Hawaii emergency management agency that a missile attack was imminent...

Posted: 2 days ago

Last weekend’s false alarm in Hawaii that sent people scrambling for cover is a mistake that is unlikely to be repeated in the Miami Valley, according to Jeff Jordan, director, Montgomery County Office of Emergency Management. Saturday morning, people were alerted by the Hawaii emergency management agency that a missile attack was imminent...
Sinclair seeking OK to spend $9.6M to buy building, land in Centerville
 Sinclair Community College is requesting approval from the state to spend $9.6 million to buy a 100,000-square foot building and 40 acres of real estate at 5800 Clyo Road in Centerville.  If approved, the property would become Sinclair's newest campus, joining facilities in Eaton, Englewood, Huber Heights and Mason, complimenting the...

Posted: 13 days ago

Sinclair Community College is requesting approval from the state to spend $9.6 million to buy a 100,000-square foot building and 40 acres of real estate at 5800 Clyo Road in Centerville.  If approved, the property would become Sinclair's newest campus, joining facilities in Eaton, Englewood, Huber Heights and Mason, complimenting the...
Springfield lawmaker seeks to regulate payday lenders
 A bill to regulate payday lenders proposed by a Springfield lawmaker is finally seeing movement in the Statehouse, months after it was introduce. Calling his plan to regulate payday lenders “common sense legislation,” Rep. Kyle Koehler, R-Springfield, presented it to an Ohio House committee last week. RELATED: Springfield pastor...

11:00 AM Saturday, Dec. 02, 2017

A bill to regulate payday lenders proposed by a Springfield lawmaker is finally seeing movement in the Statehouse, months after it was introduce. Calling his plan to regulate payday lenders “common sense legislation,” Rep. Kyle Koehler, R-Springfield, presented it to an Ohio House committee last week. RELATED: Springfield pastor...
O’Neill’s boast of sexual liaisons brings calls for his resignation
 A Facebook post touting his sexual exploits with “50 very attractive females” Friday had colleagues expressing shock and political opponents calling for Ohio Supreme Court Justice Bill O’Neill to resign.   “I condemn in no uncertain terms Justice O’Neill’s Facebook post. No words can convey my...

8:40 PM Friday, Nov. 17, 2017

A Facebook post touting his sexual exploits with “50 very attractive females” Friday had colleagues expressing shock and political opponents calling for Ohio Supreme Court Justice Bill O’Neill to resign.   “I condemn in no uncertain terms Justice O’Neill’s Facebook post. No words can convey my...
New death date set for man after state halted his execution
 Convicted killer Alva Campbell, Jr. received a rare reprieve from his scheduled execution Wednesday when medical personnel were unable to locate a vein to absorb the three-drug cocktail used as part of the lethal injection process. His new execution date was later rescheduled for June 15, 2019. Ohio Gov. John Kasich issued the reprieve for...

11:00 AM Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017

Convicted killer Alva Campbell, Jr. received a rare reprieve from his scheduled execution Wednesday when medical personnel were unable to locate a vein to absorb the three-drug cocktail used as part of the lethal injection process. His new execution date was later rescheduled for June 15, 2019. Ohio Gov. John Kasich issued the reprieve for...
Drones dropping drugs into prisons; Ohio fights back.
 Ohio prison authorities are considering the use of anti-drone technology to keep small remote-controlled aircraft from being used to deliver drugs and other contraband to inmates. The plan follows several incidents in recent years where someone attempted to break through prison security using a drone. The traditional method to smuggle contraband...

8:22 PM Tuesday, Nov. 07, 2017

Ohio prison authorities are considering the use of anti-drone technology to keep small remote-controlled aircraft from being used to deliver drugs and other contraband to inmates. The plan follows several incidents in recent years where someone attempted to break through prison security using a drone. The traditional method to smuggle contraband...
I-Team: More people abusing 9-1-1 in the  Miami Valley
 Operators at Montgomery County's Regional Dispatch Center take in almost 700,000 calls a year and most of them are for legitimate emergencies, but we have learned that more people with their  cell phones in hand, abuse the 9-1-1 system. "Some of them were off the wall," said Captain Jay Wheeler, Director of the dispatch center....

9:24 PM Monday, Oct. 30, 2017

Operators at Montgomery County's Regional Dispatch Center take in almost 700,000 calls a year and most of them are for legitimate emergencies, but we have learned that more people with their cell phones in hand, abuse the 9-1-1 system. "Some of them were off the wall," said Captain Jay Wheeler, Director of the dispatch center....
Ohio AG DeWine going after drug makers: ‘This is just the beginning’

2:44 PM Monday, Oct. 30, 2017

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is stepping up the pressure on drug manufacturers, calling on them to pay for drug recovery efforts in the state. DeWine’s Monday morning announcement of a new plan to deal with the crisis included a direct message to the drug manufacturers. “I’m mad. I will do everything in my power to...
I-Team: More people in the Miami Valley abusing 9-1-1
 UPDATE @ 8:20 p.m. (Oct. 30):  Operators at Montgomery County's Regional Dispatch Center take in almost 700,000 calls a year and most are for legitimate emergencies, but we have learned that more people -- with cell their phones in hand -- abuse the 9-1-1 system.  "Some of them were off the wall," said Capt. Jay Wheeler...

8:10 PM Friday, Oct. 27, 2017

UPDATE @ 8:20 p.m. (Oct. 30):  Operators at Montgomery County's Regional Dispatch Center take in almost 700,000 calls a year and most are for legitimate emergencies, but we have learned that more people -- with cell their phones in hand -- abuse the 9-1-1 system.  "Some of them were off the wall," said Capt. Jay Wheeler...
Bill aims to tighten security, reduce illegal drug shipments
 More help could be soon coming from Washington to fight the flow of illegal drugs into the Miami Valley. A bill backed by Sen. Sherrod Brown, D- Ohio, passed the U.S. House this week that provides more money and technology for customs agents to detect and intercept drug shipments at American ports. In an interview with the I-Team, Brown said...

12:03 AM Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017

More help could be soon coming from Washington to fight the flow of illegal drugs into the Miami Valley. A bill backed by Sen. Sherrod Brown, D- Ohio, passed the U.S. House this week that provides more money and technology for customs agents to detect and intercept drug shipments at American ports. In an interview with the I-Team, Brown said...
Congressman Turner says he’s disappointed in Trump’s response to Charlottesville
 With two local civil rights leaders at his side, Rep. Mike Turner, R-Dayton, Wednesday denounced racism in the wake of the violence in Charlottesville and expressed disappointment with how President Donald Trump has responded to the turmoil there. Turner said in strong terms that there is no room for racist hatred in the Dayton community...

11:09 PM Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017

With two local civil rights leaders at his side, Rep. Mike Turner, R-Dayton, Wednesday denounced racism in the wake of the violence in Charlottesville and expressed disappointment with how President Donald Trump has responded to the turmoil there. Turner said in strong terms that there is no room for racist hatred in the Dayton community...
Area businesses try to get ahead of Ohio marijuana issue
 With just over a year to go before medical marijuana becomes legally available in Ohio, employers are already updating their drug policies to cover workers on the job. Traditionally, company drug and alcohol policies have prohibited anyone from having illegal drugs like marijuana in their system. But what happens when that drug becomes legal?...

3:34 PM Thursday, Aug. 03, 2017

With just over a year to go before medical marijuana becomes legally available in Ohio, employers are already updating their drug policies to cover workers on the job. Traditionally, company drug and alcohol policies have prohibited anyone from having illegal drugs like marijuana in their system. But what happens when that drug becomes legal?...
Lost emergency calls reported with some phone systems
 In an emergency, your phone can be the difference between life and death. However, our investigation found that some phone systems may actually mislead first responders and send them miles away from your home. That is what happened to Rick Fankhauser after he purchased voice over internet or Viop phone service for his house.  "I...

9:24 PM Wednesday, Jul. 26, 2017

In an emergency, your phone can be the difference between life and death. However, our investigation found that some phone systems may actually mislead first responders and send them miles away from your home. That is what happened to Rick Fankhauser after he purchased voice over internet or Viop phone service for his house.  "I...
Ohio executes Ronald Phillips; first execution in 3 years
 For the first time in more than three years, the state of Ohio has executed a death row inmate. State officials executed Ronald Phillips by lethal injection this morning officially at 10:43 a.m. at a state prison in Lucasville, about 80 miles south of Columbus. The execution ended a lull following an unusually drawn-out execution that relied...

7:46 AM Wednesday, Jul. 26, 2017

For the first time in more than three years, the state of Ohio has executed a death row inmate. State officials executed Ronald Phillips by lethal injection this morning officially at 10:43 a.m. at a state prison in Lucasville, about 80 miles south of Columbus. The execution ended a lull following an unusually drawn-out execution that relied...
City program takes heat as homes stay vacant
 A Dayton program that places run-down properties into the hands of new owners who promise to fix them up is taking heat from frustrated neighbors. Some of the properties have been sitting for years awaiting renovation. Homeowner Larry Hollar has seen his neighborhood suffer as a brick building at 115 East Norman Avenue, obtained by the city...

6:29 PM Sunday, Jul. 16, 2017

A Dayton program that places run-down properties into the hands of new owners who promise to fix them up is taking heat from frustrated neighbors. Some of the properties have been sitting for years awaiting renovation. Homeowner Larry Hollar has seen his neighborhood suffer as a brick building at 115 East Norman Avenue, obtained by the city...
City blames spell check for Kettering veteran memorial error
 A mistake in the text on Kettering’s Veterans Memorial at Delco Park has been fixed. Two granite slabs at the park improperly referred to the World War II D-Day invasion of Normandy, France as “Operation Overload,” when in fact the correct name was “Operation Overlord.”  The city of Kettering blamed the...

6:44 PM Wednesday, Jun. 28, 2017

A mistake in the text on Kettering’s Veterans Memorial at Delco Park has been fixed. Two granite slabs at the park improperly referred to the World War II D-Day invasion of Normandy, France as “Operation Overload,” when in fact the correct name was “Operation Overlord.”  The city of Kettering blamed the...
The cost of housing teen felons
 The juvenile justice system in Ohio is changing from teen felons being kept in large state-run prisons to smaller but still secure facilities scattered around the state. One of those sites is in New Lebanon with 50 beds for juvenile offenders. Michael Garrett, Director of the Center for Adolescent Services, said the facility is designed to...

9:23 PM Tuesday, May. 16, 2017

The juvenile justice system in Ohio is changing from teen felons being kept in large state-run prisons to smaller but still secure facilities scattered around the state. One of those sites is in New Lebanon with 50 beds for juvenile offenders. Michael Garrett, Director of the Center for Adolescent Services, said the facility is designed to...
Kettering war memorial error will be fixed, city says
 The city of Kettering says it will fix an error on a war memorial at Delco Park. The large stone display on the D-Day invasion of Normandy, France refers to "Operation Overload." In fact,the invasion was actually dubbed "Operation Overlord."  A city spokesperson told News Center 7 they are aware of the error and will...

3:55 PM Monday, May. 15, 2017

The city of Kettering says it will fix an error on a war memorial at Delco Park. The large stone display on the D-Day invasion of Normandy, France refers to "Operation Overload." In fact,the invasion was actually dubbed "Operation Overlord."  A city spokesperson told News Center 7 they are aware of the error and will...
Undercover agents find funeral home pricing violations
 You may be surprised to learn that the Federal Government is sending secret shoppers into funeral homes here in the Miami Valley. The agents are tracking sales practices and in some cases, they are finding violations of the pricing rules designed to protect consumers. It's part of a little-known program that is supposed to help people at...

9:29 PM Monday, May. 01, 2017

You may be surprised to learn that the Federal Government is sending secret shoppers into funeral homes here in the Miami Valley. The agents are tracking sales practices and in some cases, they are finding violations of the pricing rules designed to protect consumers. It's part of a little-known program that is supposed to help people at...
Dayton dog attack: Lawmaker to continue push for stronger penalties for dog owners
 After a piece of legislation that would have strengthened state law governing dangerous dogs failed to pass the Ohio House last year, a local lawmaker vows to reintroduce the bill. “Ohio’s laws could probably stand some improvement to help prevent some of these [dog attacks],” state Sen. Bill Beagle, R-Tipp City, said following...

6:51 PM Tuesday, Apr. 25, 2017

After a piece of legislation that would have strengthened state law governing dangerous dogs failed to pass the Ohio House last year, a local lawmaker vows to reintroduce the bill. “Ohio’s laws could probably stand some improvement to help prevent some of these [dog attacks],” state Sen. Bill Beagle, R-Tipp City, said following...
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