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I-675 crash causes backup in Beavercreek

The crash was cleared on I-675 southbound in Beavercreek. We are working to learn the cause. A crash on Interstate 675 southbound has caused a backup in Beavercreek Saturday. The crash was reported near the Indian Ripple Road exit sometime after 1 p.m.  It’s not known how many vehicles were involved or if anyone was injured. There was a backup up to 25 minutes, according to the Ohio Department...


Showers off and on with gusty winds 

Showers off and on with gusty winds 

Rain off and on today Gusty winds Better end to the weekend Today: Steady showers continue across most of the Miami Valley. Temperatures will climb to the mild side around 50 degrees south of I-70. North of I-70 will likely reach the mid 40s. Some pockets of heavier downpours are possible as well. We could pick up one and a half inches to one inch of rain by the end of the day. Winds will pick...
Multiple injuries reported in Kettering crash

Multiple injuries reported in Kettering crash

At least three people are reported injured in a crash in the area of Research Boulevard (state Route 835) and Founders Drive in Kettering.  The accident was reported about 11:15 p.m. and a caller to this newsroom said one of the vehicles is on its top.  We have a crew on the way. We will update this developing report as we learn more. 
Head-on crash kills 69-year-old Sabina man

Head-on crash kills 69-year-old Sabina man

One driver was killed and another seriously injured Friday afternoon in a head-on crash on state Route 72. Richard Steiner, 69, of Sabina, was pronounced dead at the scene by the Clinton County Coroner's Office, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol's Wilmington Post.  Steiner was driving a 2001 Chevrolet S-10 pickup truck north on Ohio 72. A 2016 Kia Sportage driven by Joshua McKinley,...
Police detain 2 accused of stealing from Walmart in Franklin, trying to elude capture

Police detain 2 accused of stealing from Walmart in Franklin, trying to elude capture

Two people accused of shoplifting from a Walmart in Franklin were taken into custody after they crashed while trying to elude police.  The getaway car crashed at the end of a cul-de-sac on Highridge Court in Franklin after first bumping a police cruiser, Franklin police said.  The theft is said to have occurred at the Walmart Superstore off state Route 73. A police officer spotted the fleeing...
‘Mom did all the hard work,’ says 911 dispatcher for baby born on I-75

‘Mom did all the hard work,’ says 911 dispatcher for baby born on I-75

They were just a couple miles away from the entrance to Miami Valley Hospital, but little Daniel could not wait to make his arrival. Now, the dispatcher who helped Carlos and Juliana Macedo deliver Daniel safely, talks about the call she’ll never forget. Jovita Preston has been a 911 dispatcher in Montgomery County for almost three years. “Mom did all the hard work,” she said...
Miami University approves gaming and simulation major

Miami University approves gaming and simulation major

The Board of Trustees voted to establish a new Bachelor of Science major in games and simulation within the College of Creative Arts, according to a release. The program offers a minor and 50 gaming courses.  Miami’s gaming design program is also ranked number 3 in the U.S. among public universities
Area businesses prepare for another partial government shutdown

Area businesses prepare for another partial government shutdown

If lawmakers in Washington can’t agree on a spending bill, there could be a partial government shutdown next week at midnight on Dec. 21 that could impact hundreds of workers in the Miami Valley. One of the most significant impacts in our area would be to the Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park, which is funded by one of the federal agencies that would run out of money if congress...
Online dating may have led to capture of fugitive soccer coach in Florida

Online dating may have led to capture of fugitive soccer coach in Florida

Fugitive soccer coach Justin K. Smith is now in custody after 45 days on the run. He was captured shortly after 6 p.m. Friday in Florida in the Fort Walton Beach area. He was booked into the Okaloosa County Jail as a fugitive from justice. Smith, 41, of Germantown, was taken into custody at a townhome, and had been in the area a couple of weeks, according to the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office...
Montgomery County Children Services has 100th adoption

Montgomery County Children Services has 100th adoption

Montgomery County Children Services hit a milestone Friday when they had their 100th adoption of 2018. Megan and Josh Farnham adopted Samuel today. He’s been in the county’s care since he was two-days-old. “I always tell people this is one of the hardest things that we have ever done, but by far the most rewarding. I mean he is completely worth it,” said Megan Farnham. The...
State Attorney General, Gov.-elect Mike DeWine is scheduled guest on ‘60 Minutes’

State Attorney General, Gov.-elect Mike DeWine is scheduled guest on ‘60 Minutes’

Attorney General Mike DeWine is scheduled to appear on “60 Minutes” this Sunday.  The governor-elect's lawsuits against opioid manufacturers and distributors will be featured during the CBS program at 7:30 p.m. (to air at the conclusion of the scheduled NFL game), according to a news release.  DeWine sat down with “60 Minutes” Correspondent Bill Whitaker in August...
AAA: Insure to stay safe against holiday accidents

AAA: Insure to stay safe against holiday accidents

AAA is reminding the public to consider holiday insurance to help cover costs in case of an accident. Last year, holiday decoration-related accidents sent almost 13,000 people to emergency rooms, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. At least 1,000 home fires were also caused by Christmas decorations or trees. Some situations AAA insurance can help pay for you and your guests include...
Dash cam video shows scene after Clay Twp. officer-involved shooting

Dash cam video shows scene after Clay Twp. officer-involved shooting

Cruiser dash camera video shows deputies arriving after a Brookville man shot at the Clay Twp. administration building last month before an officer-involved shooting. Aaron Mitchell, 40, was shot three by police in the encounter. He is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday following his indictment on two counts of felonious assault on a police officer, among other charges. He is accused of leading officers...
3 arrested in Mercer County after drug traffic stop, search warrant by HIT team

3 arrested in Mercer County after drug traffic stop, search warrant by HIT team

Two people were taken into custody Dec. 13 as a result of a traffic stop conducted in the 700 block of Echo Street. Matthew J. Broerman, 28, of St. Henry, and Angel A. Stork, 29, of Celina, of St. Henry, were both booked into the Mercer County Adult Detention Facility for possession of drugs, according to a release. The judge set their bond at $50,000. A K-9 unit indicated the presence of narcotics...
Friend: People made fun of Richmond school shooter

Friend: People made fun of Richmond school shooter

The mother of the 14-year-old who brought a gun to a Richmond school called 9-1-1 to alert police, allowing officers and school officials to intervene before the teen could potentially harm others. Indiana State Police on Friday night confirmed that Mary York, 42, of Richmond, made the call Thursday morning. Grief counselors flocked to Richmond schools to talk with students and faculty Friday, a day...
Verdict reached in trial of Oakwood officer involved in Tipp City bar fight

Verdict reached in trial of Oakwood officer involved in Tipp City bar fight

An Oakwood public safety officer was found guilty Friday of a minor misdemeanor disorderly conduct charge in a Tipp City bar fight following a five-hour trial in Miami County Municipal Court. Jeffrey Watkins, 41, of rural Tipp City, was found guilty by court Magistrate Gary Zuhl, who heard testimony from several people including Watkins and watched video from inside the bar. Zuhl sentenced Watkins...
Richmond school shooting: Suspect in attack ‘not a bad kid,’ student says

Richmond school shooting: Suspect in attack ‘not a bad kid,’ student says

A student claims he knew 14-year-old Brandon Clegg, reportedly involved in the Dennis Intermediate school shooting in Richmond, Indiana, on Thursday, as a nice and cool young man. “He wasn’t a bad kid,” Kaden Baker, 13, told NewsCenter 7’s Gabrielle Enright.  Baker, a student at Julia E. Test Intermediate School, claimed Clegg was a former student at Dennis Intermediate...
Strange smell reported in area

Strange smell reported in area

We are hearing reports of a strange smell throughout Greene County.  Greene County dispatch has received multiple reports of a foul stench in the county but cannot pinpoint a location. The smell has been reported in Beavercreek, Sugarcreek Twp. and Bellbrook.  Don Parker, SKYWARN coordinator, reported an odor of manure outside in the area of Far Hills Avenue and Whipp Road in Washington...
Death of woman found in trunk remains a mystery

Death of woman found in trunk remains a mystery

Hamilton police are continuing to investigate why the body of Angela Marie Powers was found in the trunk of an SUV earlier this month in Ross Twp. Powers, 39, was identified Thursday by the Butler County Coroner’s Office. Her last known address was listed in Fairfield. Lillian Dyehouse of Robin Avenue in Ross Twp. “discovered what she believed to be a deceased person” at about 3...
Former fairgrounds needs $17M in infrastructure

Former fairgrounds needs $17M in infrastructure

The initial infrastructure for the redevelopment of the former Montgomery County fairgrounds will cost $17.1 million. Premier Health and University of Dayton — who jointly own the property — are seeking $5 million in state funding to help pay for the infrastructure at the 38-acre site. The proposal is being considered by a committee under the Dayton Development Coalition. The coalition...
Construction finished for 50 new senior apartments in Dayton

Construction finished for 50 new senior apartments in Dayton

Apartments for seniors are quickly being leased at a newly built complex along lower Salem Avenue. Construction just finished on Audubon Crossing, but only 15 of the 50 units were still available as of Friday afternoon. The affordable housing community cost about $9.6 million to develop, according to the Ohio Housing Finance Agency, which awarded tax credits toward the project. The apartments were...
Lebanon underpaid school districts $3.1 million in tax money

Lebanon underpaid school districts $3.1 million in tax money

The City of Lebanon underpaid two local school districts $3.1 million in property taxes collected through taxing districts established to help pay for roads and other improvements in the city’s industrial parks, according to a press release issued Friday by the city. Over 20 years, the city underpaid both the Lebanon City Schools and Kings Local Schools more than $1.5 million, according to the...
Pike County murders: Mother’s attorney asks court for new venue, to drop death penalty

Pike County murders: Mother’s attorney asks court for new venue, to drop death penalty

One of four capital defendants charged with the 2016 Pike County murders has asked a judge for a change of venue. Attorneys for Angela Wagner, 48, asked the court to consider moving the case outside Pike County Common Pleas Court to ensure she receives “a fair trial before a jury untainted by pre-trial publicity.” Wagner’s attorney, Robert Krapenc, said he filed the motion &ldquo...
2 injured in 4-vehicle, chain-reaction crash on I-75 South in Vandalia

2 injured in 4-vehicle, chain-reaction crash on I-75 South in Vandalia

UPDATE @ 9:05 p.m.: Two people on a Piqua City Schools bus were injured Friday afternoon in a chain-reaction crash involving the bus, two semitrailers and a pickup truck on I-75 South in Vandalia, said Lt. Mark Nichols, Ohio State Highway Patrol. Both victims were on the bus, one of whom was a woman who had to be extricated. She was flown to Miami Valley Hospital, Lt. Nichols said. A...
Former jail employee faces sexual battery charge

Former jail employee faces sexual battery charge

A former Montgomery County corrections officer faces charges of sexual battery for allegedly assaulting a woman who was a jail inmate. Franco Rodio Villella, 22, was detained pending the filing of two third-degree felony sexual battery charges, with a contempt of court charge. Villella was arrested Thursday afternoon. He has been released from probationary employment at the jail, Maj. Matt Haines...
SOCHE president to take new job at another higher ed organization

SOCHE president to take new job at another higher ed organization

The president of the Southwestern Ohio Council for Higher Education is taking a new job with another organization. Sean Creighton will become the second president of the New American Colleges and Universities in March, the group announced this week. The NAC&U is a national consortium of select small and mid-size independent colleges that are focused on liberal education, professional studies and civic...
Man in custody after domestic incident in Harrison Twp.

Man in custody after domestic incident in Harrison Twp.

Deputies took a man into custody following a domestic incident at a home on Ome Avenue in Harrison Twp. Friday, according to investigators.  Several deputies surrounded the home with guns drawn after the man reportedly ran into a home after spotting deputies, according to reports.  There were no injuries reported.  Additional details were not available.  We are working to learn...
County commissioners officially fire animal shelter director

County commissioners officially fire animal shelter director

Montgomery County Commissioners voted Thursday to terminate longtime Animal Resources Center Director Mark Kumpf’s employment with the county. Kumpf was terminated involuntarily, according to records obtained by the Dayton Daily News. Kumpf’s removal eases the way for 2019 “to be a transformative year” for the facility, Montgomery County Administrator Michael Colbert said earlier...
Government shutdown could still impact more than 400 local jobs

Government shutdown could still impact more than 400 local jobs

While a partial government shutdown would likely have little impact on Wright-Patterson, more than 400 federal employees in the region could still be affected. A quarter of the federal government could shut down just before Christmas if lawmakers don’t agree on a spending bill. Wright-Patterson Air Force Base is not expected to close if President Donald Trump continues his threat to force a...
JUST IN: Oakwood chocolate shop adds second store, eyes 2 more

JUST IN: Oakwood chocolate shop adds second store, eyes 2 more

Oakwood chocolate shop Madame Delluc Artisan Chocolatier opened its second retail location this week and is planning further expansion. The shop — which sells chocolates from the historic and highly acclaimed Brussels, Belgium-based chocolatier named “Mary” — opened a shop Thursday, Dec. 13 in the 900 North Michigan Shops retail center at 900 N. Michigan...
Richmond school shooting: 14-year-old took hostage, mom called in tip

Richmond school shooting: 14-year-old took hostage, mom called in tip

We are continuing to cover the Richmond, Ind., school shooting where 14-year-old Brandon Clegg died after exchanging gunfire with police. Here’s what we know so far: Boy’s mom called in tip about “potential violent act” at Dennis Intermediate School Brandon Clegg fired at a door to get inside, then exchanged gunfire with police Clegg died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot...
CTE bill honoring former local athlete who died passes Ohio legislature

CTE bill honoring former local athlete who died passes Ohio legislature

An Ohio bill honoring a former Miamisburg athlete is headed to the governor’s desk. Senate Bill 86 includes a section designating Jan. 30 as “Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy Awareness Day” to spotlight a disease that contributed to death of Cody Hamblin, who died in May 2016. He was a quarterback at Miamisburg High School and suffered a series of concussions throughout his football...
Area Walmart property sold for $7.5M

Area Walmart property sold for $7.5M

A Walmart-anchored shopping center in Franklin has sold for $7.5 million to a Michigan real estate firm. The Walmart property at 1275 E. Second St. was sold by an affiliate of Miamisburg-based RG Properties. MORE: Dayton manufacturing grew 4 percent in past year RG Properties developed the first phase of Austin Landing and built Walmarts throughout the region. The business owner Randy Gunlock announced...
AF cost analyst wins prestigious Veteran Golfers Association tourney

AF cost analyst wins prestigious Veteran Golfers Association tourney

SAN FRANCISCO – For the second time in three years, Capt. Brandon Johnson donned a red jacket after recently winning the men’s division of the Veteran Golfers Association’s National Championship tournament in San Francisco. Johnson, a cost analyst with the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center’s Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance and Special Operations Forces Directorate...
Harlem Globetrotter addresses preventing bullying at WPAFB stop

Harlem Globetrotter addresses preventing bullying at WPAFB stop

Harlem Globetrotter Briana “Hoops” Green spoke to kids at the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Child Development Center Dec. 4. The Globetrotters are talking to children about bullying as part of their ABCs of Bullying Prevention Program. The program was designed with the National Campaign to Stop Violence and targets children ages 6 to 12 years old. https://www.daytondailynews.com/news/cost-analyst-wins-prestigious-veteran-golfers-association-tourney/jArA3kwmvGZEG09PWIjN5N/...
Base lakes stocked with trout in spring, fall

Base lakes stocked with trout in spring, fall

The Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Natural Resources program annually stocks the base lakes with trout twice each year: in the spring and fall. Wright-Patterson’s Bass and Gravel lakes, located in Area A, were stocked with rainbow trout Dec. 12. A total of 500 pounds of trout was delivered on that date. The trout weigh between 3/4 to 2 pounds each. https://www.daytondailynews.com/news/engineer-group-says-improve-local-water-quality-protecting-drains/5cA5issWFd6rIip1Pl4FVN/...
Engineer group says improve local water quality by protecting drains

Engineer group says improve local water quality by protecting drains

Everyone knows what a drain looks like; you see them everywhere – inside and outside. The storm drains that can negatively affect the quality of local water are mainly located outside, in parking lots and curbs. These are direct routes to local creeks, tributaries and rivers. All surface water from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base ends up in one of the 2,500 storm drain openings on base. This...
Military chaplains offer spiritual care, counseling as career

Military chaplains offer spiritual care, counseling as career

When pondering a career in the Air Force, some think of being a fighter pilot or an aircrew member. However, there is a career that serves every career field, regardless of the time of day or night, and it’s the Air Force chaplain. Unlike civilian clergy, military chaplains, are a unique group. Besides being ordained, they are also commissioned officers in the U.S. Chaplain Corps. https://www...
Dress warmly, stay dry to avoid winter weather woes

Dress warmly, stay dry to avoid winter weather woes

Hypothermia is defined as abnormally low body temperature caused by prolonged exposures to very cold temperatures. When exposed to cold temperatures, your body begins to lose heat faster than it’s produced. Lengthy exposures will eventually use up your body’s stored energy, which leads to lower body temperature. Body temperature that is too low affects the brain, making the victim unable...
Wright-Patt classes encourage healthy decisions during the holidays

Wright-Patt classes encourage healthy decisions during the holidays

With the holiday season in full swing it can be difficult to remember to take time for yourself. Between the extra errands and managing to visit and entertain family, you might find yourself feeling overworked and stressed. Civilian Health Promotions Services is offering seminars throughout the season to help you manage stress and stay healthy. The Civilian Health Promotion Services offers free services...
Man identified in deadly shooting in Yellow Springs

Man identified in deadly shooting in Yellow Springs

Yellow Springs police identified the victim of a Thursday night shooting as 40-year-old Kenneth Livingston. He died of a gunshot wound to the head. The wound may have been self-inflicted, according to police. Yellow Springs police and the Greene County Coroner’s Office are investigating the death of a man at a Corry Street apartment Thursday night. The man died as the result of a self-inflicted...
Put STEM toys on shopping list to entertain, inspire

Put STEM toys on shopping list to entertain, inspire

From programmable drones and growing crystals to coding robots kids build themselves, toys based on science, technology, engineering and math are expected to grow globally close to 10 percent in the next few years, according to a report by Technavio. Besides making fun holiday gifts this year, STEM toys can open up a world of possibilities according to experts. “The earlier students are given...
New electrical systems tester supports B-52 depot maintenance

New electrical systems tester supports B-52 depot maintenance

A cooperative research effort between the Air Force Research Laboratory, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center and the Air Force Sustainment Center has led to the development of a next-generation electrical systems tester that will support B-52 depot maintenance and increase flight safety. An electrical systems tester, or EST, is used in conjunction with load bank testing to assess an aircraft&rsquo...
New director selected to lead AF museum at Wright-Patt

New director selected to lead AF museum at Wright-Patt

Former Assistant Deputy Chief Management Officer for the Office of the Secretary of Defense David Tillotson III was recently appointed as the director of the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. A member of the Senior Executive Service since 2002, Tillotson replaces Jack Hudson who retired on Oct. 5, 2018, after serving as director for nearly eight years. https://www.daytondailynews.com/news/bunch-command-air-force-materiel-command/pXx8cW7BLKscBvUMR0c78J/...
Bunch to command Air Force Materiel Command

Bunch to command Air Force Materiel Command

Lt. Gen. Arnold W. Bunch Jr. has been nominated by the president for a fourth star to become the next commander of Air Force Materiel Command at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. He currently serves as military deputy, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition at the Pentagon, Washington, D.C. The nomination requires confirmation by the U.S. Senate. https://www.daytondailynews...
Marrow Donor Program encourages DoD personnel to register

Marrow Donor Program encourages DoD personnel to register

Thinking of ways to give back this holiday season? The Department of Defense offers the opportunity for service members to save a life by becoming a registered bone marrow or stem cell donor. More than 17,000 individuals are diagnosed annually with a serious blood disease that can be treated or cured with an infusion of bone marrow or stem cells. Of those individuals, 70 percent will not have a suitable...
BLS: Dayton manufacturing grew 4 percent in past year

BLS: Dayton manufacturing grew 4 percent in past year

The latest federal numbers show that manufacturing employment grew four percent in the past year in the Dayton U.S. Census area. According to the latest Bureau of Labor Statistics data, manufacturing employment, the Dayton area — defined by the federal government as Montgomery, Greene and Miami counties — grew by 1,700 jobs from October 2017 to October 2018, or four percent. RELATED: ...
Festive Wright-Patt tradition completed in two days

Festive Wright-Patt tradition completed in two days

For the first time in its 18-year history, the annual Airmen’s Holiday Cookie Drive at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base took two days to complete, but the base’s unaccompanied and single Airmen didn’t complain. The original scheduled date of Dec. 5 was only slightly affected by the national day of mourning for President George H.W. Bush. The longstanding tradition has been held following...
Local couple ‘in deep with the cartel’ faces fentanyl trafficking charges

Local couple ‘in deep with the cartel’ faces fentanyl trafficking charges

A Harrison Twp. couple will be detained without bond while a charge of trafficking a massive amount of fentanyl is resolved in Dayton’s U.S. District Court. When he was apprehended Nov. 28, Thomas Mead allegedly told law enforcement: “There’s 20 kilos in the basement, and we are in deep with the cartel.” Thomas Mead, 44, and his wife, 34-year-old Renae Mead, both face a charge...
Misunderstanding prompts bomb threat investigation at Moraine nursing home

Misunderstanding prompts bomb threat investigation at Moraine nursing home

A bomb threat reported at Pinnacle Point Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Moraine was caused by a misunderstanding from a corporate email, according to police.  An email sent by the facility’s corporate office regarding a rash of bomb threats across the country was misunderstood, prompting the police investigation, officers said.  Staff members interpreted the email was asking...
Warren County septic struggle moves to Ohio Supreme Court

Warren County septic struggle moves to Ohio Supreme Court

The process used to permit a septic tank cleaning business to operate in a rural Warren County neighborhood undermines “the transparency and legitimacy of units of government throughout Ohio,” according to the lawyer taking the case to the Ohio Supreme Court. Lawyer Roger Eckert, who lives on Beal Road near the Septek home office, made the claim in an appeal filed with the state&rsquo...
Convicted Springboro man challenges 15-year sentence in Ponzi scheme

Convicted Springboro man challenges 15-year sentence in Ponzi scheme

Convicted Ponzi schemer William Apostelos is challenging his 15-year federal prison sentence alleging ineffective assistance of counsel. Apostelos, 57, of Springboro, was sentenced June 30, 2017, in Dayton’s U.S. District Court after pleading guilty to mail fraud in connection with a Ponzi scheme. Apostelos and his wife Connie — also in federal prison — had been indicted on 27 counts...
Restaurant at The Greene awards $5,000 scholarship to daughter of Beavercreek USAF veteran

Restaurant at The Greene awards $5,000 scholarship to daughter of Beavercreek USAF veteran

The Asian restaurant bd’s Mongolian Grill will donate $5,000 in scholarship funds to a Beavercreek family for use by a U.S. Air Force veteran’s daughter who is a freshman at Ohio State University. The check will be presented at 3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14 at the bd’s Mongolian Grill at The Greene Town Center in Beavercreek. The bd’s Mongolian Grill chain and its fellow Mongolian...
Opioid addiction: Local treatment doctors disciplined

Opioid addiction: Local treatment doctors disciplined

More than a dozen Ohio doctors who have current waivers to prescribe an opioid addiction treatment drug have either lost their medical license or been disciplined for violations related to prescribing practices. A Dayton Daily News Path Forward investigation revealed that lax rules for treating opioid addiction allow tax money to go toward ineffective care.  Doctors, physician assistants and...
‘It just dragged me:’ Pit bull bites third-graders after escaping from Seattle home

‘It just dragged me:’ Pit bull bites third-graders after escaping from Seattle home

A pit bull escaped a Seattle home and bit a third-grade girl inside nearby St. Therese Catholic Academy on Thursday.  >> Read more trending news  St. Therese Catholic Academy is an elementary and middle school. “(It) jumped on one of my friends and started attacking me,” said Doris Dickerson, the 8-year-old who was attacked and bitten on her head and hand. &ldquo...
Huggable moment: Kindergartners' daily greeting goes viral

Huggable moment: Kindergartners' daily greeting goes viral

Hugs can go a long way toward making someone’s day happy. >> Read more trending news  That’s the idea behind a viral video shot at a kindergarten class in northwest Wisconsin, KARE reported. It was a huggable moment by students that has been viewed more than 10 million times on social media. The reaction to the video on Facebook, shot at an elementary school in the...
Cloudy with scattered showers overnight

Cloudy with scattered showers overnight

Scattered showers overnight Wet and breezy tomorrow Drying out for Sunday Overnight: Cloudy with scattered showers overnight. Winds will become breezy by daybreak with lows in the lower 40s, Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist McCall Vrydaghs said. Saturday: Cloudy with on and off rain that may become heavy at times, especially south. Breezy with some winds gusting as high as 25 mph at times...
Occupants bail, road reopens after crash and car fire in Dayton

Occupants bail, road reopens after crash and car fire in Dayton

Two occupants bailed after a crash and car fire occurred on East Fifth Street Friday morning. Dayton police say were initially dispatched to a car fire at the intersection of Linden Avenue around 2 a.m. and found that the vehicle also crashed into a tree and pole when they arrived on scene. Crews were able to quickly extinguish the fire. The crash caused an RTA pole to lean, temporarily blocking East...
Georgia teacher's assistant accused of pushing child to floor

Georgia teacher's assistant accused of pushing child to floor

Georgia police said they are investigating after a paraprofessional at McNair Discovery Learning Academy was arrested on simple battery charges. >> Read more trending news  The incident happened Dec. 7. Carlas Smith, 47, is accused of using her hands to push a 10-year-old student in the chest, causing the victim to fall to the floor, according to DeKalb County police. The woman...
Pike County Murders: Ohio lawmakers OK $100K to help cover costs

Pike County Murders: Ohio lawmakers OK $100K to help cover costs

Ohio lawmakers passed a bill Thursday night that would give Pike County $100,000 to help cover the costs of litigating the four death penalty-eligible cases related to the 2016 Rhoden family massacre.  The bill now heads to Gov. John Kasich’s desk for approval.  Pike County officials have long been concerned about the cost of the eight-victim murder case. Those anxieties increased...
Ex-candidate who backed 1st responders charged in firefighter assault after Browns game

Ex-candidate who backed 1st responders charged in firefighter assault after Browns game

A former Miami Twp. candidate’s status with the Montgomery County Democratic Party will be decided after a felony charge against him is resolved, according to the party leader. Democratic Party Central Committee member Zebulon Music, who during his campaign for township trustee advocated more support for first responders, faces charges involving the attack of a Toledo-area firefighter. Music...
OSP: Troopers Taser driver of stolen U-Haul in slow-speed pursuit from Tipp City to Huber Heights

OSP: Troopers Taser driver of stolen U-Haul in slow-speed pursuit from Tipp City to Huber Heights

UPDATE @ 5:15 a.m: A man is in custody after police used a Taser following a Friday morning slow-speed pursuit in a U-Haul that started in Tipp City and ended in Huber Heights. James E. Wright, 51, was arrested on Ohio 202 and booked into the Montgomery County Jail, online jail records show. According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol’s Dayton Post, troopers initiated a traffic stop on northbound...
Demolition work finally begins inside Dayton Arcade

Demolition work finally begins inside Dayton Arcade

After 27 years of plans that went nowhere and dashed hopes, some people won’t believe the Dayton Arcade will re-open until it actually happens. But even the biggest doubters can’t ignore mounting evidence that the arcade rehab project is the real deal. Social media lit up with excitement this week when photos were posted online of demolition work going on inside the arcade’s iconic...
WPAFB Friday Weather: Scattered showers return to end the week 

WPAFB Friday Weather: Scattered showers return to end the week 

Cloudy and cool for Friday with scattered showers developing from the south into the afternoon and evening, according to Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist McCall Vrydaghs. Some isolated pockets of moderate to heavy rain are possible. It’ll be a bit breezy at times with highs in the upper 40s. Occasional showers continue into Friday night with lows holding in the 40s.
Man shot by Dayton police in June indicted on weapons charges

Man shot by Dayton police in June indicted on weapons charges

An arrest warrant was issued this week for a man shot by Dayton police in June. Deshawn Trae McGee, 24, is charged with improper handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle, a felony, and discharge of a firearm, a misdemeanor, according to a Montgomery County grand jury report released Wednesday.  He is scheduled to be arraigned Dec. 27.  McGee was shot June 6 by Dayton police officer Zachary...
EXCLUSIVE: What it’s like to drive on South Hamilton Crossing

EXCLUSIVE: What it’s like to drive on South Hamilton Crossing

When Joe Mader, 56, of West Chester Twp., learned that South Hamilton Crossing was opening Friday, he exclaimed a long and enthusiastic, “Yay!” The smoothly paved new highway link will connect Ohio 4 at Grand Avenue with the area near Miami University Regionals campus in Hamilton, and beyond that, to the city’s West Side. RELATED: Dedication date set for city’s long-awaited...
Dayton Public Schools working to increase parent engagement

Dayton Public Schools working to increase parent engagement

Family members told Dayton Public Schools leaders on Thursday that better communication, a more welcoming attitude and addressing old failures would help create the parent engagement district leadership thinks is a key to success. The district has much work to do, as there were more district employees than parents at the town hall meeting at Kiser School. One parent said through a translator that...
Cause of fire in vacant Beavercreek Twp. house is undetermined, official says

Cause of fire in vacant Beavercreek Twp. house is undetermined, official says

A fire tonight in a vacant house in the 3800 block of Germany Lane in Beavercreek Twp. is being investigated right now as undetermined, said Alex Zaharieff, township administrator and public safety director. There is an eviction notice attached to the front door of the house, where the electric service had been shut off, he said. Crews dispatched about 6:30 p.m. on the report found heavy fire when...
School safety expert: Entrances can be made less vulnerable

School safety expert: Entrances can be made less vulnerable

A Miami Valley school security expert said glass doors on school entrances can be modified to make them much less vulnerable to the kind of attack in Richmond, Indiana, that allowed a teenage shooter to gain access.  Craig Hoschouer, president of PLE Group, Kettering, said on Thursday that a protective film can be applied to glass doors and windows that make it difficult to penetrate, even...
Coroner IDs woman whose body was found in trunk, Hamilton police investigate 

Coroner IDs woman whose body was found in trunk, Hamilton police investigate 

A death investigation is underway after a woman’s body was found inside the trunk of a vehicle earlier this month. The body was identified Thursday as Angela Marie Powers, of Fairfield, who was 39 when her body was discovered Dec. 7. Her family has been notified, Hamilton police said. Powers’ body was discovered after the car was driven to Ross Twp., police said. Before that, it was parked...
Richmond school shooting: Police seize computers, gun boxes from home

Richmond school shooting: Police seize computers, gun boxes from home

Authorities seized computers and two gun boxes this afternoon from the home in the aftermath of a shooting at Dennis Intermediate School. Neighbors said Indiana State Police, the FBI and ATF were outside the home all day in the 100 block of Southwest 16th Street in Richmond. “When I got up this morning, the police were across the street with the yellow tape up,” said Duane Reed. He said...
Geminid meteor shower: Peak viewing time tonight

Geminid meteor shower: Peak viewing time tonight

The Geminids is an active meteor shower to enjoy in December. This year, the moon won’t interrupt your view, but cloud cover might make it a challenge to get a good look at the meteors produced when Earth passes through the debris of 3200 Phaethon.  The night of Dec. 13 into the early morning of Dec. 14 will be your best chance to find some meteors, Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie...
Richmond school shooting: ‘It sounded like a pistol,’ fifth-grader says of gunshots

Richmond school shooting: ‘It sounded like a pistol,’ fifth-grader says of gunshots

It started as a normal morning today at Dennis Intermediate School, but ended with the suicide of 14-year-old Brandon Clegg, who shot his way into the school. “It was calm until they said it was a lockdown. Everybody thought it was a drill until they said it again really fast,” said fifth-grader Jayla Henderson. Then, moments later, Jayla said she and her fifth-grade classmates knew it...
Study finds heavy metals in popular baby food brands

Study finds heavy metals in popular baby food brands

A recent Consumer Reports study revealed the presence of heavy metals in popular baby foods. Dan Snyder would do anything for his son Austin. So when he found out his son’s baby food was listed on Consumer Reports’ heavy metals list, he was concerned. “We were shocked to see how many baby foods out there that are on the market that have these items in there,” he said. Those...
Partial government shutdown possible: Here’s what it means for Wright-Patt

Partial government shutdown possible: Here’s what it means for Wright-Patt

A quarter of the federal government could shut down just before Christmas if lawmakers don’t agree on a spending bill, but the area’s largest federal employer should escape closing. Wright-Patterson Air Force Base is not expected to close if President Donald Trump continues his threat to force a partial government shutdown if Congress does not approve spending for a wall along the Mexican...
Man shot by police after firing at Clay Twp. officers indicted on charges

Man shot by police after firing at Clay Twp. officers indicted on charges

A man accused of exchanging gunfire with police in Clay Twp. in November will face criminal charges.  Aaron Mitchell, 40, of Brookville, was indicted Thursday by a Montgomery County grand jury on two counts of felonious assault on a police officer, two counts of failure to comply, and one count of discharging a firearm on or near prohibited premises, according to the Montgomery County Prosecutor&rsquo...
Middletown man indicted in death of Rumpke worker

Middletown man indicted in death of Rumpke worker

A Middletown man was indicted Wednesday by a Butler County grand jury for the death of a Rumpke employee. Following months of investigation by the Ohio Highway Patrol, the grand jury indicted Brian Jankovich, 41, with a charge of aggravated vehicular homicide, a second-degree felony. MORE: Rumpke worker dies after being pinned in Middletown crash Dan Phillips, an assistant Butler County prosecutor...
2 sought in armed robbery of elderly victim in Greenville

2 sought in armed robbery of elderly victim in Greenville

Two Richmond, Ind., men are wanted in the armed robbery of an elderly victim in Greenville on Dec. 5. Michael Keeton and Charles Gray, both 31, are suspected of stealing property at gunpoint from the person in the 400 block of Armstrong Street.  Both men are believed to be in the Richmond area and both are believed to be armed and dangerous.  Arrest warrants on a charge of aggravated robbery...
$500,000 bond for man charged with firing shots that injured 2 kids

$500,000 bond for man charged with firing shots that injured 2 kids

Bond was set at $500,000 for a Hamilton man charged with the Thanksgiving Eve shooting that injured two children. Noah Kaleb Jones was in Butler County Common Pleas Court Thursday for an arraignment on three counts of felonious assault and discharge of a firearm into a habitation. He was indicted Dec. 7 by a grand jury. Jones, 23, of the 60o block of Eaton Avenue, allegedly fired shots into a residence...
Richmond school shooting: ‘Very frightening,’ grandparents say

Richmond school shooting: ‘Very frightening,’ grandparents say

When Linda Wallace got the phone call that there was an active shooter situation in Richmond, Indiana, she ran right out of her office building.  “Very upsetting,” Wallace said. “Very upsetting and very frightening. Very frightening.” Wallace’s two granddaughters attend Dennis Intermediate School where a teenager used a gun to die by suicide Thursday morning after...
Richmond school shooting: What we know now

Richmond school shooting: What we know now

Indiana State Police report that a possible mass shooting was avoided this morning when law enforcement responded quickly to a tip that someone was threatening to shoot up an intermediate school in Richmond, Indiana. The incident ended with the death of 14-year-old Brandon Clegg by an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. Richmond police received a tip around 8 a.m. about a “potential...
Richmond school shooting: Social media reaction

Richmond school shooting: Social media reaction

Police responded to an intermediate school in Richmond, Ind., Thursday morning,  after receiving a tip that a teen was going to shoot up the school, according to Indiana State Police. RELATED: Tip helps police prevent Richmond school shooting, teen suspect dead Brandon Clegg, 14, reportedly committed suicide once he was confronted by police at the school and no one else was injured during...
Richmond school shooting: Indiana officials issue statements

Richmond school shooting: Indiana officials issue statements

Indiana Gov. Eric J. Holcomb and Congressman-elect Greg Pence issued statements after law enforcement reported an active shooter situation was over at Dennis Intermediate School in Richmond, Ind. Indiana State Police report a teenager who had threatened to shoot up the school committed suicide after being cornered by law enforcement inside the intermediate school this morning. The Wayne County Coroner&rsquo...
First Ohio medical marijuana store gets OK to open

First Ohio medical marijuana store gets OK to open

The first medical marijuana dispensary in Ohio has been approved to open, but it may be a while before customers walk in. CY+, located in the village of Wintersville, near Steubenville is the first of 56 state-licensed medical marijuana outlets to receive a certificate of operation. Wintersville is located about three hours east of Dayton on Interstate 70. The dispensary is owned by Cresco Labs which...
CareSource gets latest report card from state

CareSource gets latest report card from state

CareSource’s performance rating slipped in some categories on its latest report card from Ohio Medicaid, though retained high marks for its efforts to keep children healthy. The nonprofit insurer, headquartered in downtown Dayton, overall received 14 out of 25 stars, ranking 3rd out of the five insurers that privately manage Medicaid plans in Ohio. The Medicaid plans receive annual report cards...
2 injured, medical helicopter requested to head-on crash near Cedarville

2 injured, medical helicopter requested to head-on crash near Cedarville

Two people were injured following a head-on crash on Ohio 72 south of Cedarville Thursday morning, according to state troopers.  One driver was transported by a MedFlight medical helicopter to Kettering Medical Center, dispatchers from the Xenia Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol confirmed.  A second driver was transported to Greene Memorial Hospital.  The conditions of both drivers...
Montgomery County home sales hit all-time high

Montgomery County home sales hit all-time high

Montgomery County has already recorded more real estate sales during 2018 than any year on record, the county auditor told more than 70 local government officials Thursday morning at an annual update. Valid residential home sales in 2018 just through November soared to 8,462, shooting 19 percent higher than 2016’s total 7,125 and above the previous high year, 2005, which saw 7,710. “As...
‘Christmas Eve baby’ getting his due 100 years later

‘Christmas Eve baby’ getting his due 100 years later

Everett Walker knows what it is like to be short-changed for his birthday.  He’s essentially had 99 years worth of experience. Come Dec. 24,  you can make that 100 years.  Born on Christmas Eve 1918, Walker turns the big 1-0-0  on Monday, Dec. 24. Just like many people born around the holidays, Walker typically got the shaft for his special day and Christmas. There were...
Oakwood residents saddened by closing of longtime barbershop

Oakwood residents saddened by closing of longtime barbershop

A local barbershop that had been serving the community for decades is no longer operating, but many remember the business as something special in the community. MORE: Longtime Oakwood business closes as owner searches for next step Schurman’s Barber Service, 2533 Far Hills Avenue in Oakwood, closed its doors recently. Shop owner Steve Toller said he’s closing the business for good after...
Richmond school shooting: No classes Friday or Monday at Dennis Intermediate

Richmond school shooting: No classes Friday or Monday at Dennis Intermediate

The 14-year-old boy who died in a confrontation with police Thursday morning at Dennis Intermediate School in Richmond, Indiana, lived in the city. Here’s what we know: Police tipped about “potential violent act” at Dennis Intermediate School  The teen fired at a door to get inside, then exchanged gunfire with police The teen died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound...
Dayton VR company makes Austin Landing home

Dayton VR company makes Austin Landing home

A locally based creator of 3D virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality software is calling Austin Landing home. Fueled by partnerships with retailer Macy’s and other customers, Marxent moved from the Miami Valley Research Park in Kettering to Austin Landing just before Thanksgiving. RELATED: How much is Austin Landing worth? Owners trying to find out The new home gives the business not...
Mason lawyer could regain license lost after misconduct in Lebanon case

Mason lawyer could regain license lost after misconduct in Lebanon case

The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct is recommending a Warren County lawyer get his license back, provided he complete counseling and treatment, and make restitution to his client in a case in Lebanon Municipal Court. Andrew J. Brenner also is required to complete one year of monitored probation and pay court costs, according to case filings. He is to make restitution of $14,114, plus interest,...
Hepatitis A cases top 1,000 in Ohio, increase seen among food workers

Hepatitis A cases top 1,000 in Ohio, increase seen among food workers

An area health department is emphasizing the importance of vaccinations and good hand washing after seeing an increasing number of hepatitis A cases among people who work in the food business. Workers who contract the highly contagious viral liver disease are not allowed to work at a restaurant, but it can take a while for people to notice symptoms and get tested. Ohio and several surrounding states...
AFRL contract goes to firm with Dayton ties

AFRL contract goes to firm with Dayton ties

An Oregon company with a presence in Dayton has just been awarded a contract to help protect Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) software. Galois Inc., based Portland Ore., has been awarded an $8,589,384 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for “merged-analysis-to-prevent-exploits software,” along with testing and demonstration work. RELATED: Tech firm to move into renovated historic downtown...
Great Miami River’s low dam’s removal will boost safety, aquatic life, expert says

Great Miami River’s low dam’s removal will boost safety, aquatic life, expert says

A Great Miami River low dam that “could drown people” is gone now, and in its place is a new stretch of riffling waterway designed for bugs and fish to thrive, said Sarah Hippensteel Hall, the Miami Conservancy District’s manager of watershed partnerships. “We’re creating habitat for things that didn’t like to live behind a dam where the water is slow,” she...
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