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Detectives compare notes on rash of break-ins in Dayton, Harrison Twp.

Detectives from the area’s two largest police agencies are comparing notes on a rash of business break-ins that began over the weekend. Some of the crime spree, which led to extensive damages at restaurants and retail stores, was captured on surveillance video. Church’s Chicken near Hoover and Gettysburg avenues was among the businesses targeted. Its drive-through window was smashed Saturday...


LATEST: Man critical after he’s shot in Dayton, drives to Harrison Twp. gas station

LATEST: Man critical after he’s shot in Dayton, drives to Harrison Twp. gas station

Police are continuing their investigation of a shooting at a Dayton business Wednesday afternoon that sent one victim to a hospital. A male, believed to be in his 20s, was shot at a coin laundry in Dayton   Police found him in a car minutes later, at a Sunoco station in Harrison Twp. Police recovered a firearm, shell casings at the laundry  Police said the victim is in critical...
Dayton City Paper shutting down, writers say

Dayton City Paper shutting down, writers say

A Dayton newspaper that covered arts and entertainment in the Miami Valley did not publish its print edition on its regularly scheduled day this week. Several sources told us the publication was ceasing operations. TT Stern-Enzi, the Dayton City Paper’s longtime film critic, said the independent tabloid publisher Paul Noah told him of the decision this morning, Sept. 19.   “He...
Cleanup of former Salem Mall site could begin in November

Cleanup of former Salem Mall site could begin in November

Cleanup of the former Salem Mall property and preparations for future development, which could bring over 1,000 jobs to the site, could begin as soon as November, according to one of the city’s economy and business groups. “It’s going take a little longer, but the results will be better,” said Fred Burkhardt, executive director for the Trotwood Community Improvement Corporation...
Cause of fire that killed Huber Heights family of 3 ‘undetermined’

Cause of fire that killed Huber Heights family of 3 ‘undetermined’

The official cause of a Huber Heights apartment fire where three family members were found dead Sept. 12 has been ruled undetermined, but officials believe they know the source.  “(The investigation) is giving us every indication of a kitchen fire, but the official cause will be undetermined,” said Huber Heights Fire Department Administrative Battalion Chief Keith Knisley.  According...
Opioid crisis: $71.5M in federal funds coming to Ohio

Opioid crisis: $71.5M in federal funds coming to Ohio

Ohio will receive $71.5 million over the next two years to combat the opioid epidemic as part of an ongoing federal grant program designed to increase drug treatment access and reduce opioid-related deaths. Nationwide, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has committed another $1 billion in grants to helping states carryout their opioid epidemic strategies, the department announced Wednesday...
The stage is set: UD ready for first gubernatorial debate tonight

The stage is set: UD ready for first gubernatorial debate tonight

After years of discussions and weeks of work, now it comes down to just a few hours: The University of Dayton will host the first 2018 Ohio gubernatorial debate tonight at Daniel J. Curran Place. Eric Spina, UD president, sounded a confident note this morning, saying the university community is ready. “For many years, we have been letting folks know that we would love to host an important debate...
Lakota teacher, transgender advocate fights firing

Lakota teacher, transgender advocate fights firing

A Lakota Schools teacher suspended and scheduled for possible firing is suing the Butler County school system in federal court for allegedly targeting her after she publicly argued for expanded rights for transgender students. The Journal-News was the first to report earlier this month that Emilly Osterling, a special needs teacher who worked at Liberty Junior School, was suspended without pay by...
2 bar fights reported in Middletown

2 bar fights reported in Middletown

A beer bottle, wooden baton and knife were used as weapons in two bar fights over the weekend in Middletown. MORE: Middletown woman dies in two-vehicle crash On Saturday night, Middletown police responded to the Toddle Inn on Cincinnati-Dayton Road, where a man said he got into an altercation while playing pool, according to a police report. The fight spilled out into the parking lot, and the man...
TONIGHT: See plans for roundabout at Hamilton’s Five Points intersection

TONIGHT: See plans for roundabout at Hamilton’s Five Points intersection

Tonight is your opportunity to see the plans for a new roundabout at Hamilton Mason Road/Tylersville Road/Grand Boulevard/Hancock Avenue/Tuley Road, known locally as the Five Points intersection. The Butler County Engineer’s Office and the city of Hamilton will hold a public open house from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. today, Sept. 19, at Crawford Woods Elementary, 2200 Hensley Ave. in Hamilton to...
Company building mega sports facility in Hamilton makes list of fastest-growing firms

Company building mega sports facility in Hamilton makes list of fastest-growing firms

Spooky Nook Sports, the company located near Lancaster, Pa., with North America’s largest indoor sports facility, has been ranked among the Top 50 Fastest Growing Companies in Central Pennsylvania. The company plans a complex of similar size in Hamilton, at the former Champion Paper mill on North B Street and along the Great Miami River’s western shore. Hamilton City Council is expected...
Northrop Grumman growing operation near Wright-Patt

Northrop Grumman growing operation near Wright-Patt

A Beavercreek Northrop Grumman manufacturing plant has added 55 employees in the past year — and it’s still hiring. The defense contractor is not new to Beavercreek. Nearly six years ago, the company consolidated employees from three locations into a 99,246-square-foot facility on Colonel Glenn Highway. Northrop Grumman moved nearly 350 employees to the site from facilities in Fairborn...
Dayton superintendent: ‘We are not an ‘F’ school district’

Dayton superintendent: ‘We are not an ‘F’ school district’

In a big change from a year ago , multiple members of Dayton Public School’s leadership today attended the City of Learners annual update. Their presence and expression of support of Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley’s key initiative was touted as evidence that the city and school are working together to improve student achievement and the learning environment in the city. MORE: How did your district...
Hamilton Schools breaks down security tax

Hamilton Schools breaks down security tax

The turnout was small for Hamilton Schools’ latest town hall meeting on its proposed security tax hike, but district officials said they weren’t discouraged and will continue to push their campaign message. The Tuesday evening public meeting at the First Baptist Church in Hamilton drew about a half dozen residents who were outnumbered by school officials. But Hamilton Board of Education...
Victim identified in deadly Springfield fire

Victim identified in deadly Springfield fire

The Clark County Coroner has officially identified the victim of the fire on Dover Road last month as 68-year-old Andrew Asebrook. Officials suspected after the fire that the victim could’ve been the homeowner, but couldn’t say definitely.  The fire started around 2 a.m. Aug. 30. When crews arrived, the house was already 50 percent involved.  Officials said at the time that a...
Tippecanoe HS lockdown lifted after false alarm

Tippecanoe HS lockdown lifted after false alarm

The brief lockdown at Tippecanoe High School has been lifted following a false alarm at the school, according to dispatch records and school officials. “There is no emergency at the high school,” said Liz Robbins, communications coordinator for the district. The lockdown had been reported around 10:50 a.m.
Deputies: Kettering man attempted to solicit sex from 2 girls in Indiana

Deputies: Kettering man attempted to solicit sex from 2 girls in Indiana

A Kettering man is facing several charges in Indiana after he attempted to engage in sexual acts with two undercover deputies posing as teenage girls, investigators said Wednesday.   Jacob C. Francisco, 20, communicated with two teenage girls he believed were 15 and 13 through a social media site, Capt. Tom Pullins of the Randolph County, Indiana Sheriff’s Department said in a media...
DLM Bakery just unveiled a brand new brownie that has everything going for it, literally

DLM Bakery just unveiled a brand new brownie that has everything going for it, literally

Dorothy Lane Market is at it again. The ooey gooey, moist and rich brownies that just cannot be turned down have a new member of their family. DLM just announced their newest brownie variation, Kitchen Sink Brownie Bites.  They’re dangerously snackable, with “colorful sprinkles, M&M's and mini chocolate chips, all mixed into layers of a traditional brownie and a blonde brownie&rdquo...
5 things you need to know about celebrating Oktoberfest

5 things you need to know about celebrating Oktoberfest

You don’t have to travel to Munich to celebrate Oktoberfest with a couple steins of beers and pork knuckles. More than six million partiers travel to Munich for Oktoberfest, but only about 2 percent of the crowd usually comes from the United States, according to WalletHub estimates. It makes sense — the trip would cost an average of $5,000 for Americans. » UNMATCHED COVERAGE: For...
Lawsuit: Woman used escort service funds to pay for murder of Beavercreek man

Lawsuit: Woman used escort service funds to pay for murder of Beavercreek man

The murder of a Beavercreek man in front of his three sons was funded with proceeds of high-dollar escort work by one of his ex-wife’s relatives, a lawsuit claims. Lisa R. Thomas used money from her escort work and from owning and operating an animal grooming business in Centerville to bankroll a conspiracy that led to two attempts on Robert “Bobby” Caldwell’s life, according...
Activists want Talawanda school board meetings recorded, posted online

Activists want Talawanda school board meetings recorded, posted online

Talawanda school board members were urged during a recent meeting to revisit a recommendation to videotape all meetings for posting online. Prue Dana, of the Oxford League of Women Voters, read a letter during the public participation portion of Monday’s school board meeting in response to a vote two months ago to not pursue videotaping of meetings.  Dana said the League of Women Voters...
Hamilton neighbors to congregate for unique picnic on High/Main bridge

Hamilton neighbors to congregate for unique picnic on High/Main bridge

There’s going to be a party Sunday across Hamilton’s High/Main Bridge, with residents of all 17 neighborhoods invited to eat, meet people from other parts of the city and take what someday will become a historic photo of the gathering above the Great Miami River. “The goal is basically to use the bridge and the river as a connector, rather than a divider in the city,” said...
2 wanted for questioning in Middletown car wash theft, vandalism

2 wanted for questioning in Middletown car wash theft, vandalism

Police need your help identifying two people wanted for questioning in a theft and vandalism report from a Middletown car wash. According to surveillance photos posted on the Middletown Division of Police Facebook page, the Blue Ball Auto Wash, located at 3288 Dixie Hwy., show two people police are wanting to question. We are working to learn more about this report. You are asked to contact Detective...
Ribbon-cutting today for new cake shop/bakery near Austin Landing

Ribbon-cutting today for new cake shop/bakery near Austin Landing

A ribbon-cutting and grand opening for the Dayton area’s newest specialty bakery are scheduled for today, Sept. 19. Representatives of the South Metro Regional Chamber of Commerce, the Miami Twp. Board of Trustees and Miami Twp. administrative staff will be on hand at 11 a.m. today for a ribbon-cutting and grand opening at “Nothing Bundt Cake” at 9632 Springboro Pike (Ohio...
State schools chief, education group argue on Twitter over state tests and graduation rules

State schools chief, education group argue on Twitter over state tests and graduation rules

As debates over Ohio’s current and future graduation standards continue, state school superintendent Paolo DeMaria had a pointed Twitter exchange this weekend with the Fordham Institute’s Ohio branch. Fordham, an education policy institute, has been one of the most consistent voices calling for Ohio to set higher standards for student graduation, including the use of graduation tests to...
Miami Valley Gaming hiring for upcoming racing season

Miami Valley Gaming hiring for upcoming racing season

Miami Valley Gaming is looking to fill more than 30 open full-time and part-time positions with an additional 20 seasonal positions for its upcoming racing season. Varied areas of business at the facility at 6000 Ohio 63 in Turtlecreek Twp.    include gaming, food-and-beverage, marketing and security. Positions available include servers, attendants and culinary staff, as well as security...
What’s next for the developers of downtown’s Water Street District in Dayton

What’s next for the developers of downtown’s Water Street District in Dayton

The developers of the successful Water Street District are far from finished with Dayton even though their investment in the district exceeds $100 million. Woodard Development and Crawford Hoying expect their new hotel to open next month and are making progress on new apartments. Woodard Development also wants to redevelop two commercial buildings on East Third Street and is working to acquire and...
Crash involving a police cruiser reported in Springfield

Crash involving a police cruiser reported in Springfield

A crash involving a Springfield police cruiser is still under investigation by the Ohio State Highway Patrol. The crash was the result of apparent confusion at an intersection, it is not clear which driver was at fault. Only minor injuries were suffered by the officer involved in the crash.  A crash reported on East Main Street and North Fountain Avenue Wednesday morning involves a Springfield...
Dog-mauling lawsuit: County accused of destroying records

Dog-mauling lawsuit: County accused of destroying records

Documents filed in a civil lawsuit from a 2014 dog-mauling death allege the destruction of potential key evidence and include as a claim by the defendants, Montgomery County dog warden Mark Kumpf and the agency he heads, that Klonda Richey’s fatal injuries were the result of her teasing or tormenting the two dogs that attacked her. Richey’s torn and naked body lie outside in sub-freezing...
Unseasonably warm through Friday

Unseasonably warm through Friday

Mostly dry, warm and muggy through Thursday Threat for storms Friday Cooler, fall-like weather arrives this weekend Tonight: Skies will become mostly clear. Temperatures will slowly drop through the 80s. Overnight: Mainly clear skies are expected with temperatures falling into the upper 60s. Thursday: Mostly sunny skies will start the day with a few clouds in the afternoon....
1 transported by CareFlight after Springfield motorcycle crash 

1 transported by CareFlight after Springfield motorcycle crash 

UPDATE @ 4 a.m.: One person was transported to a local hospital via CareFlight after a motorcycle crash occurred in Springfield early Wednesday. According to Springfield police, crews were called to the 1600 block of Miracle Mile when two riders were thrown from a single motorcycle after hitting a deer.  Initial reports indicate the driver reportedly suffered major head trauma and was unconscious...
3 hospitalized after vehicle strikes pole in Dayton

3 hospitalized after vehicle strikes pole in Dayton

Three people were taken to a local hospital after the vehicle they were in crashed into a utility pole on Free Pike early Wednesday, according to Dayton police.  The injury crash was dispatched just after 1 a.m. in the 4200 block, prompting up to three medics to respond to the scene. All three occupants’ injuries are believed to be non-life threatening, with initial reports indicating at...
WPAFB Wednesday Weather: Fog, showers possible mid-week

WPAFB Wednesday Weather: Fog, showers possible mid-week

WRIGHT PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE—Waking up mild and muggy with temperatures rising out of the 60s, according to Storm Center 7 Meteorologist McCall Vrydaghs. There’s a slight chance of a stray shower before 9 a.m., along with a few areas of patchy fog possible. The afternoon will be very warm and muggy with highs in the upper 80s. Partly cloudy skies expected with a few isolated showers...
State leaders cite 16 ‘challenges’ in Dayton schools that need work

State leaders cite 16 ‘challenges’ in Dayton schools that need work

With potential state takeover one year away, Ohio Department of Education officials on Tuesday told Dayton Public Schools they need to improve in leadership, curriculum, hiring and other areas. A team of ODE officials gave the school board a long “district review” presentation — which was not on Tuesday’s meeting agenda — based on a weeklong visit to evaluate the district...
Fight among brothers in Miami Twp. ends with police K-9 biting one of them

Fight among brothers in Miami Twp. ends with police K-9 biting one of them

Two brothers are in trouble with the law after police were called to their residence in Miami Twp. to investigate what was reported as a possible stabbing. Police, dispatched just after 10 p.m., arrived to discover that the men, both in their 20s, had been fighting and none one had been injured.  One of them refused to come out of the residence on Quintessa Court and was bitten by a police K-9...
Police: Dayton church member caught with hand in donation jar

Police: Dayton church member caught with hand in donation jar

A member of Target Ministries is accused of breaking into the Dayton church to steal money from a donation jar. Police responded around 8:15 a.m. Tuesday to the church, 111 Xenia Ave., after the director reported that a parishioner, identified as 37-year-old Blake Parish, stole money and was now at the front door of the church, according to a Dayton police report. Surveillance video showed Parish...
Over 55 colleges to attend Edison State Community College fair Sept. 27

Over 55 colleges to attend Edison State Community College fair Sept. 27

Edison State Community College’s annual college fair is from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Sept. 27 in the North Hall, according to a release. More than 55 colleges and universities from Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky are expected to attend and speak with students, parents and guidance counselors about education opportunities. Advisers and representatives will also be on campus to address all questions. Some...
Police investigate shooting after gunshot victim arrives at Dayton hospital

Police investigate shooting after gunshot victim arrives at Dayton hospital

Police were investigating a shooting late Tuesday night after a gunshot victim showed up at Miami Valley Hospital. The 43-year-old man who arrived by a private car to the hospital has since been discharged. but he was believed to have been shot on Hoover Avenue near Mia Avenue, police said. Dayton police were investigating a shots fired complaint at 10:20 p.m. around the time of the shooting at the...
Dayton police officer wins gold medal in wheelchair fencing competition

Dayton police officer wins gold medal in wheelchair fencing competition

Byron Branch, a Dayton police officer and athlete, won gold for the United States at his first international competition in Saskatoon, Canada. Branch won the Category A Men’s Foil event at the 2018 IWAS Wheelchair Fencing Americas Championships, according to a release. Before losing his leg while on duty as a police officer in December 2016, Branch competed as an “A” related...
This is National Roundabouts Week, dedicated to promoting safer roads

This is National Roundabouts Week, dedicated to promoting safer roads

This is National Roundabouts Week, a Federal Highway Administration-led campaign focused on making “safe roads for a safer future.” The Montgomery County Engineer’s Office has identified a roundabout as the preferred alternative for improving the intersection of Alex-Bell and Mad River Roads, according to a statement from county Engineer Paul Gruner. Some cities, such as Carmel,...
5-year-old boy with cancer gets wish granted to visit Mickey Mouse

5-year-old boy with cancer gets wish granted to visit Mickey Mouse

A 5-year-old boy battling cancer will get his wish granted to visit the happiest place on Earth. Oliver Peters will visit Walt Disney World and Universal Studios, thanks to A Special Wish Foundation Dayton and Dayton area Panera Bread restaurants. Oliver also will join Mickey Mouse and all his friends for the Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party. His wish is the 1,700th granted by the Dayton...
ODOT to install cable barriers on I-75 in Shelby County to help prevent crossover crashes

ODOT to install cable barriers on I-75 in Shelby County to help prevent crossover crashes

The installation of cable barriers on I-75 from the Shelby-Auglaize County line to the Shelby-Miami County line has begun, according to the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT). This project began Sep. 17, the same day that a multi-vehicle crash near Sidney occurred when a vehicle crossed over the median killing that driver. A Shelby County Sheriff asked ODOT to expedite the installation...
Drivers confused over BMV license changes

Drivers confused over BMV license changes

Changes at the BMV are frustrating Ohio motorists. They’re waiting in long lines, then find out they don’t have the documents they need for the new Ohio driver license and identification card. The licenses look similar to standard ones, except they have a star in the corner. The deadline to have the new ID is more than two years away, and on Tuesday outside the BMV on South Smithville...
SICSA breaks ground on new facility in Washington Twp.

SICSA breaks ground on new facility in Washington Twp.

SICSA Pet Adoption Center will be opening their new 25,000-square-foot Pet Adoption and Wellness Center, 8172 Washington Church Road, on Wednesday, Sept. 26 at 10:00 a.m., according to a release.  This new facility will extend SICSA’s adoption capacity to 89 percent, the adult and youth humane education programs to 50 percent, increase prevention focused community spay neuter animal...
I-75 traffic stop in Miami County leads to prison time

I-75 traffic stop in Miami County leads to prison time

A Lancaster woman arrested along with her boyfriend on Interstate 75 in Miami County in a stolen vehicle with a stolen firearm and more than $3,300 in hidden cash was sentenced Monday to 18 months in prison. Common Pleas Court Judge Christopher Gee said the circumstances involved in the traffic stop by state troopers and subsequent arrests didn’t support the passengers’ claims of being...
Troopers ID woman killed in two-vehicle crash outside Middletown

Troopers ID woman killed in two-vehicle crash outside Middletown

The woman killed in a crash this afternoon was identified as 67-year-old Betty Sandlin of Middletown by the Ohio State Highway Patrol’s Lebanon Post.  Sandlin was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash that happened shortly before 4:30 p.m. on Dixie Highway near the Stonyrill Lane intersection in Franklin Twp., near Middletown in Warren County.  Preliminary investigation shows...
Beavercreek school throws birthday party for the Air Force 

Beavercreek school throws birthday party for the Air Force 

The Primrose School of Beavercreek held a celebration for the Air Force’s 71st birthday on Tuesday, which included preschool students singing, “Happy Birthday,” and handmade crafts.  Students also helped collect red, white and blue gatorade to donate to the USO at Wright Patterson Air Force Base.  The school wanted  to give back and celebrate the birthday of an...
Huber Heights road reopens after crash involving school bus

Huber Heights road reopens after crash involving school bus

The section of Chambersburg Road which shut down as a result of the accident Tuesday afternoon has officially reopened, Huber Heights officials said Wednesday morning. The road was originally scheduled to reopen at 9 a.m.  UPDATE @ 5:30 p.m.: A medical issue appears to be the cause of the wreck involving a small pickup truck and a Huber Heights City Schools bus which shut down a section...
Sears closing at Fairfield Commons Mall, new stores announced for space

Sears closing at Fairfield Commons Mall, new stores announced for space

The Sears store at the Mall at Fairfield Commons will close later this year, the company announced Tuesday, but the Beavercreek mall’s owner said the store will quickly be replaced by two tenants in 2019. The Sears location will close in early December, with liquidation sales beginning Friday, said Sears spokesman Howard Riefs. Just a month ago, store officials said the Dayton Mall location...
Congressional candidates to debate in Hamilton

Congressional candidates to debate in Hamilton

Candidates for the 8th Congressional District will debate next month in Butler County. Congressman Warren Davidson, R-Troy, and Vanessa Enoch, a West Chester Twp. Democrat, will debate at 7 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Miami Regionals Hamilton campus. RELATED: Survey says Miami U. is one of the country’s best colleges for student voting The 8th Congressional debate is the third in the Miami University...
New poll shows close governor race ahead of Wednesday’s Dayton debate

New poll shows close governor race ahead of Wednesday’s Dayton debate

Heading into the first debate in the governor’s race Wednesday at the University of Dayton, the race between Democrat Richard Cordray and Republican Mike DeWine is a close one, according to a new poll. The two candidates will debate at 7 p.m. at the University of Dayton — an event hosted by the university. Cox Media Group Ohio is the media partner for the debate. “We’re really...
Middletown accepted into national network of innovative schools

Middletown accepted into national network of innovative schools

The Butler County school system is now one of 102 districts in 33 states who are members of the League of Innovative Schools, a national coalition organized by Digital Promise, which is a nonprofit organization with the mission to accelerate innovation in education and improve the opportunity to learn for all through technology and research. Middletown City Schools was selected from a competitive...
These machines could change Montgomery County voting for years to come, so they got a test drive today

These machines could change Montgomery County voting for years to come, so they got a test drive today

Montgomery County held a mock election Tuesday during which residents tested voting machines that could be in place as soon as next May and serve the county for 15 years or more. Whichever system is selected to replace more than 2,000 voting machines will be a new experience for voters, said Jan Kelly, Montgomery County Board of Elections director. “All the (possible new) systems are paper-based...
Wright-Patt would be central to proposed Air Force expansion

Wright-Patt would be central to proposed Air Force expansion

Military leaders want to grow the Air Force dramatically by 2030 to tackle increasing international threats and that could mean more jobs and investment at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. The high cost of upping the Air Force’s air power may force it to turn to Wright-Patterson for its technical and security expertise to keep costs down, an analyst told the Dayton Daily News. The Air Force...
Trial set in lawsuit by fired Butler County airport manager

Trial set in lawsuit by fired Butler County airport manager

A jury trial has been scheduled for next September in the lawsuit by fired Butler County airport manager Ron Davis, who wants his $94,000 job back. Davis, who worked for Butler County for 18 years, sued in April, saying he was terminated from his $93,710 job because he complained about alleged Federal Aviation Administration rules violations. He says the sheriff is impermissably using a warehouse...
Vandalia distribution operation to close, lay off workers

Vandalia distribution operation to close, lay off workers

A Vandalia e-commerce company is closing and laying off nearly 30 employees, according to a letter sent to Ohio government. The Children’s Group, LLC, 6400 Sand Lake Road, is permanently closing, according to a letter to the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. About 27 employees will be impacted by the closure, and layoffs will happen in dual phases, with the initial phase ending employment...
Missing juvenile last seen in Franklin, has friends in Dayton area

Missing juvenile last seen in Franklin, has friends in Dayton area

A 16-year-old girl last seen in Franklin on Sunday is missing, according to Franklin police. Chelsea Lamb-Stephenson recently moved to Williams, Ind., but was visiting friends with her mother in Franklin when she went missing. She used to live in Mason and reportedly has friends in the areas of Dayton and Fairborn. Chelsea is 5’2”, 224 lbs. and has blonde hair and blue eyes. She was wearing...
Washington Twp. woman helping cancer patients with ‘Comfee Caps’

Washington Twp. woman helping cancer patients with ‘Comfee Caps’

When two of her closest friends were battling cancer eight years ago, Washington Township resident, Sue Forrest, decided to provide comfort to them in a very unique way. Little did she know that it turned into a much larger labor of love. MORE: Regional center now dispatching calls for Washington Twp. Forrest wanted to help her friends, who were undergoing chemotherapy treatment have something warm...
Xenia school employee on leave; police probe sex complaint

Xenia school employee on leave; police probe sex complaint

City police are investigating a "possible sexual assault complaint" involving a Xenia High School student, according to a report taken the same day Xenia Community Schools placed an employee on paid leave. Amy L. Dixon, an attendance officer at Xenia High School, was placed on leave Friday, pending an investigation, according to Wendy Planicka, spokeswoman for Xenia schools. That same day...
Health care a top ballot box concern for older Ohioans

Health care a top ballot box concern for older Ohioans

The majority of Ohioans over the age of 50 say concerns about health care will affect their vote this fall. About 81 percent said health care is a “very important” issue when it comes to their vote for Congressional candidates this fall. About 80 percent said Social Security is a very important issue and 76 percent said Medicare is, according to a new poll by AARP and Politico. MORE: How...
Dayton startup pilots app for physicians

Dayton startup pilots app for physicians

A Dayton startup is piloting new medical record software at local doctors offices with plans to fully launch in 2019. Pomiet’s software, called Healthii, is an app intended to be a better way for primary care physicians to gather health record data when caring for patients with chronic conditions. Challenges with electronic health care record keeping are often cited by providers as a top reason...
Should teachers be able to ‘crowdfund’? DPS bans method for its schools

Should teachers be able to ‘crowdfund’? DPS bans method for its schools

Dayton’s school board on Tuesday approved a new policy prohibiting school employees from launching crowdfunding campaigns on behalf of Dayton Public Schools or any individual DPS school. Crowdfunding is generally the process of raising money for an effort by soliciting contributions from a large number of people, especially online. RELATED: See report card grades for DPS, other district schools...
Ol’ Lefthander’s chair safe after Bob Evans closes in Fairfield

Ol’ Lefthander’s chair safe after Bob Evans closes in Fairfield

The Bob Evans on Dixie Highway in Fairfield was often referred to as Joe Nuxhall’s because just about every morning you’d find the Ol’ Lefthander sitting at his counter spot. When the Journal-News reported Monday that the Fairfield restaurant had abruptly closed, many wondered what happened to Nuxhall’s chair. The chair is safe in the basement of Kim Nuxhall, along with many...
STUDY: Thousands of children injured in infant walker accidents each year

STUDY: Thousands of children injured in infant walker accidents each year

At least 9,000 children have been injured in infant walkers every year over the last 25 years. Most were head and neck injuries caused by falling down the steps, according to a new study released in The Journal of Pediatrics. Lisa Schwing with Dayton Children’s Hospital said if you have an infant walker, don’t use one. “We want to get completely away from the ones with the wheel...
Cleveland Cavs to play scrimmage game at Wright-Patt

Cleveland Cavs to play scrimmage game at Wright-Patt

The Cleveland Cavaliers will play a scrimmage game at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base later this month. The game is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Sept. 30 and active duty, guard and reserve Airmen will be able to attend, said base spokeswoman Marie Vanover. The game will be played in one of Wright-Patt’s hangars. Few other details about the game are available at this time as the itinerary is still...
Dayton-raised comedian making headlines with Emmy win, feud and reported gun incident

Dayton-raised comedian making headlines with Emmy win, feud and reported gun incident

It’s been an eventful few days for Dayton-raised comedian Katt Williams. Williams won his first Emmy Sept. 8 at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards for being a guest actor on Donald Glover's acclaimed show “Atlanta.” He also told police he had a gun drawn on him and apparently made up with one of the nation’s hottest comedians.    Williams...
Local Aldi stores adding grocery delivery

Local Aldi stores adding grocery delivery

Aldi announced today it will start offering online grocery delivery at its stores. Aldi delivery through Instacart will rollout across 35 states in 5,000 new zip codes by Thanksgiving, covering 75 major markets. Aldi’s Instacart website shows that several area zip codes will be on the list. Find out if your local store will deliver HERE. “Aldi is a pioneer and a leader in creating...
NEW DETAILS: Local coffee shop claims in lawsuit that ice cream shop sabotaged its business

NEW DETAILS: Local coffee shop claims in lawsuit that ice cream shop sabotaged its business

A lawsuit involving the owners of two former Fairborn businesses is escalating. The owner of the former Grind House Coffee & Tea Company shop has counter-sued the owners of the former Inside Scoop Ice Cream Shop, claiming they intentionally sabotaged his business. The counter-lawsuit was filed Friday as part of a Greene County Common Pleas Court civil lawsuit filed July 31. In that original suit,...
Teen arrested for Kettering Fairmont High School shooting threat 

Teen arrested for Kettering Fairmont High School shooting threat 

A teenager was arrested recently for threatening a school shooting, according to a Kettering police report. A 15-year-old male was arrested for making terrorist threats and false alarms, according to the report. While the exact threat is unknown, it reportedly targeted Kettering Fairmont High School. “Most importantly, at no time was any student or staff member in danger at Fairmont High School...
Driver of car in 2016 Kettering fatal shooting of Fairmont student enters plea

Driver of car in 2016 Kettering fatal shooting of Fairmont student enters plea

The driver of the defendant’s vehicle in the September 2016 fatal shooting of a Kettering Fairmont High School student has pleaded guilty in the case. Miles Heizer, 20, entered a guilty plea to tampering in the homicide case of 16-year-old Ronnie Bowers, for which another Kettering teen faces trial on murder charges, court documents show. Heizer, according to court records, was the Sept. 4,...
Ohio National Guard cancels Florence recovery mission

Ohio National Guard cancels Florence recovery mission

The mission has been cancelled, according to the Ohio Army National Guard. No other information was immediately available.  Twelve soldiers with the Ohio National Guard are being deployed to assist with recovery efforts following Hurricane Florence. The soldiers, which are based in Columbus, will leave at noon from the Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base. The team will be heading to the Raleigh...
Several business break-ins reported overnight in Dayton, Harrison Twp.

Several business break-ins reported overnight in Dayton, Harrison Twp.

Police and deputies are investigating multiple reports of break-ins at businesses on Dayton’s west side and in Harrison Twp. Investigators have currently reported at least six break-ins at businesses along North Main Street and one on Salem Avenue, all reported in the early morning hours Tuesday.  Officials said the number of break-ins could be higher and it is not clear if they are related...
TriHealth opens Priority Care location in Butler County

TriHealth opens Priority Care location in Butler County

TriHealth has opened its fourth Priority Care location in the Oxford McCullough-Hyde Medical Building at 5151 Morning Sun Road. TriHealth Priority Care provides unscheduled, walk-in care for non-emergency illness and injuries. The facility was an existing urgent care that was open on weekends, and TriHealth rebranded it as a Priority Care and changed the hours to seven days a week to better meet the...
Air Force celebrating 71 years as standalone military branch

Air Force celebrating 71 years as standalone military branch

The United States Air Force is celebrating its 71st year today. The Air Force was separated into its own military branch in 1947 during peace time, just a few years after the end of World War II. Today the Air Force has more than 50 installations around the U.S., including Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton. The Air Force’s birthday generated several tweets and responses from leaders...
With Enon ER, more health care options inch closer to Dayton market

With Enon ER, more health care options inch closer to Dayton market

Mercy Health is about to push deeper into the Dayton health care market than ever before with plans to open a freestanding emergency center in Enon and just outside the city of Fairborn. Mercy executives said while the immediate plan is to open the ER by October 2019, the long term goal is to explore building out other options like inpatient beds, surgery, oncology and physician offices. While...
Man on bicycle reportedly exposes himself in Kettering 

Man on bicycle reportedly exposes himself in Kettering 

Kenneth Brown, 52, is in custody after police were dispatched on a report of a male on a bicycle exposing himself in Kettering Sunday morning.  Police first responded to the area of PNC Bank at 3079 Woodman Drive and placed Brown in custody in the 2100 block of East Dorothy Lane, according to Kettering police. Brown was arrested for public indecency, theft, burglary and parole violation, according...
Macy’s VR shopping experience powered by Dayton-area firm

Macy’s VR shopping experience powered by Dayton-area firm

Retailer Macy’s will be expanding the use of technology from a Kettering virtual reality (VR) firm this upcoming holiday season. The department store chain will offer “virtual reality headsets, to make shopping easier and, it hopes, to drive sales,” CNBC reported Monday. Beck Besecker, Marxent chief executive, shared the story on his LinkedIn page Monday. RELATED: Virtual reality...
Asian restaurant in Kettering closes after 10 years, will relocate

Asian restaurant in Kettering closes after 10 years, will relocate

 An Asian restaurant that has operated in Kettering for nearly a decade has closed, but its owner, who helped introduce many in the Dayton area to Thai cuisine 14 years ago, says she intends to reopen a new restaurant two miles away in Dayton in early 2019. Siam Pad Thai — which has offered a variety of Thai dishes as well as an extensive menu of sushi and sashimi since it opened in...
Thursday event to show off Ohio Casualty building’s future

Thursday event to show off Ohio Casualty building’s future

The public will get an extended peek at the potential future of the former Ohio Casualty complex during Thursday’s Hamilton State of the City event.  Justin Lichter, vice president of Industrial Realty Group LLC, which owns the former insurance complex, said this should help potential tenants envision their future in the buildings at 131 and 136 N. Third St. “When you walk in now...
Moraine man enters pleas in case involving Middletown woman’s remains

Moraine man enters pleas in case involving Middletown woman’s remains

Not guilty pleas were entered this morning for a Moraine suspect in the human remains case of a missing Middletown woman. A judge entered not guilty pleas for Gilbert Revere, 57, who will remain in jail in lieu of a $50,000 bond. Gilbert was indicted last week on four counts - including gross abuse of a corpse -involving the 2017 disappearance of a Middletown woman. Revere's next court date is Oct...
760-mph hyperloop from Ohio to Chicago moves closer with new regulations

760-mph hyperloop from Ohio to Chicago moves closer with new regulations

An exceptionally fast transportation system may be a step closer to Ohio. Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HyperloopTT) and German insurance company Munich Re said Monday that a set of core safety requirements and certification guidelines for the fledgling mode of transportation have been created. The hyperloop is expected to transport pods of people and goods through a tube — moving at...
Dayton might decriminalize pot. There’s a chance it won’t change much.

Dayton might decriminalize pot. There’s a chance it won’t change much.

Less than two months from now, Dayton voters will decide whether the city should decriminalize small amounts of pot. But whatever happens at the polls, the city of Dayton can’t change state marijuana laws, leaving police with the option to bring charges for violating state code. Most people busted for minor pot possession in Dayton are charged under state law, according to a Dayton Daily News...
Oxford center helping record-high number of homeless

Oxford center helping record-high number of homeless

The number of homeless residents and families in Oxford is at an all-time high, and officials say they have less funding than in recent years to help those in need. The Family Resource Center in Oxford offered aid to 78 households in 2017, more than any other year in the past decade and a significant increase from the last few years, officials said. “It’s a much bigger issue than it ever...
Teen suspect in hotel worker’s late-night killing awaits court date

Teen suspect in hotel worker’s late-night killing awaits court date

The 17-year-old accused of murder for the shooting death of a Miami Twp. hotel worker will stay in custody before his next court date next week. The male teen appeared in juvenile court Saturday in connection with the late Thursday night killing of Miami Twp. resident Jayren Graham, 19, court officials said. The suspect had a plea of denial entered and was appointed an attorney, court officials said...
Elwell: Extreme weather events rise as planet warms

Elwell: Extreme weather events rise as planet warms

Growing up, I was always fascinated by the weather. I wasn’t just in awe about what I was seeing outside, but why I was seeing what I was seeing. It is likely you will recall from elementary school one of the most basic meteorological processes called the “water cycle.” The water cycle, also known as the hydrological cycle or the hydrologic cycle, describes the continuous movement...
Fatal Kettering house explosion’s cause ‘undetermined’

Fatal Kettering house explosion’s cause ‘undetermined’

No answers have been found to explain why a Kettering house exploded and killed a woman in the night last December, the state fire marshal’s office told the Dayton Daily News and News Center 7. The office intends to close its investigation into the Dec. 5 explosion on North Claridge Drive in the next 30 days. The office will list the cause of the fatal explosion as “undetermined...
Rate hikes may force a Butler County health insurance switch

Rate hikes may force a Butler County health insurance switch

A 24 percent health insurance hike and employee frustration with the health insurance carrier may prompt Butler County commissioners to switch providers and avoid the $4.1 million added expense. The county went shopping for a new health insurance carrier after they were warned high claims could push their premiums over 10 percent. Rate increases in requests for proposals from eight companies ranged...
Areas of fog possible, chance of showers

Areas of fog possible, chance of showers

Chance of showers & patchy fog early Wednesday Isolated PM showers possible Wednesday and Thursday Fall starts this weekend Overnight: Mainly clear early then some more clouds arrive late tonight across the north. Slight chance of a few passing showers before dawn. Some areas of patchy fog also possible by morning. Overnight stays mild and muggy with lows in the upper 60s. Wednesday: Some morning...
Police issue safety advisory to University of Dayton students after reported home burglaries

Police issue safety advisory to University of Dayton students after reported home burglaries

Two reported burglaries that occurred on Sept. 15 in the South Student Neighborhood has prompted the University of Dayton police to issue a safety advisory for the campus community, according to an email sent out late Saturday. The burglaries were reported at two separate homes on Evanston Avenue, with residents reporting to UD Public Safety officials that items were taken from their homes. The first...
WPAFB Tuesday Weather: Morning fog, possible afternoon showers

WPAFB Tuesday Weather: Morning fog, possible afternoon showers

WRIGHT PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE—Some areas of patchy fog early in the morning, then becoming mostly sunny, according to Storm Center 7 Meteorologist McCall Vrydaghs. A cold front swinging through during the afternoon will bring a few more clouds and perhaps a passing shower or storm late afternoon into the early evening. Temperatures will be mild in the morning climbing through the 70s. Highs...
Champaign County Pet of the Week

Champaign County Pet of the Week

Hunter is a 2-year-old female domestic short-haired cat. She was found on Hunter Road and brought to PAWS in July. Hunter is a friendly, loving cat who gets along well with other cats. She thoroughly enjoys being petted and brushed. If you want a love bug, adopt Hunter. She has been spayed, is up to date on vaccinations and has tested negative for feline leukemia. Come visit Hunter at the Paws Animal...
Local businesses raise awareness for hunger relief with Canstruction event on Sept. 27

Local businesses raise awareness for hunger relief with Canstruction event on Sept. 27

Local construction, architect, engineer, manufacturer, and technology companies are creating structures from canned goods at the center of the Dayton Mall on Sept. 27 to help raise awareness on hunger in the Miami Valley, according to a release. All canned goods collected will be donated to The Foodbank to help local hunger relief, and the sculptures will be on display until Oct. 7. CEO of The Foodbank...
Preble County man’s tragic death on his 25th birthday brings life to 3 strangers

Preble County man’s tragic death on his 25th birthday brings life to 3 strangers

A crash last week just outside of Eaton turned deadly when Aaron Stobaugh died in the hospital two days later, on his 25th birthday. His family is devastated, but said his decision to register as an organ donor  brings them hope and comfort as they grieve. “He would do anything for anybody,” Tiffany Witt said of her cousin. “He’d be there at the drop of...
Local Red Cross workers provide relief in North Carolina, other states impacted by Florence

Local Red Cross workers provide relief in North Carolina, other states impacted by Florence

There are currently 43 local Red Cross disaster workers providing safe shelter, comfort and relief to thousands of people impacted by Hurricane Florence, according to a release. The storm is still bringing dangerous flooding to the affected region and getting help into certain areas will be difficult for some. The bulk of the local team is stationed in North Carolina, with some working in South Carolina...
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