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Dayton to get $4.3M athletic fields, pickelball courts, band shell

Once again, the Salvation Army plans to bring new recreation options to the McCook Field neighborhood. And this time, fans of a funny-sounding and fast-growing sport will get places to play their games. The Salvation Army wants to construct an outdoor recreation facility at a seven-acre site across from the $40 million Ray & Joan Kroc Community Center, which is located at 1000 N Keowee St. RELATED...


Bellbrook’s new city manager is also fitness instructor

Bellbrook’s new city manager is also fitness instructor

The new city manager in Bellbrook was a former administrator for the village of Yellow Springs, where she continues to lead fitness classes. Melissa Dodd started this month, taking over for Mark Schlagheck, the former city manager who accepted a position as the chief financial officer with The Jefferson Health Plan. STAY CONNECTED: Greene County News on Facebook Dodd, 37, a Xenia Twp. native, was...
Women leadership program launched in Dayton area

Women leadership program launched in Dayton area

A new program in the Dayton area is designed to empower the next generation of women in executive leadership. The Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce is working with Aileron to launch a new program called Empower to help women in management grow their careers. The new program was presented Tuesday morning at the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual meeting, held at Sinclair Community College...
‘What Had Happened Was’ Podcast: Dead in Dayton -- a mayor trapped in a brothel, a former slave claps back, and a gypsy queen cliffhanger

‘What Had Happened Was’ Podcast: Dead in Dayton -- a mayor trapped in a brothel, a former slave claps back, and a gypsy queen cliffhanger

You know who can give you life? Dead people.  Some of the nation’s most fascinating, previously-living citizens have found final resting places at Woodland Cemetery and Arboretum in Dayton.  >> Daytonian of the Week: Angie HoschouerWhat Had Happened Was host Amelia Robinson and Angie Hoschouer, the cemetery’s development and marketing manager, pull...
Wright Patt testing pilot device to detect oxygen loss in cockpit

Wright Patt testing pilot device to detect oxygen loss in cockpit

Wright-Patterson researchers are investigating the use of a device to alert pilots of potential hypoxia or lack of oxygen in the bloodstream before it becomes a problem after repeated incidents grounded training aircraft for nearly a month. Air Force instructor pilots have tested the device on T-6 Texan II training aircraft at a base in Texas to alert them if they experience a physiological event...
Dayton traffic from the WHIO Traffic Center

Dayton traffic from the WHIO Traffic Center

Traffic issues can be reported by calling our newsroom at 937-259-2237 or tweeting @WHIOTraffic . Traffic conditions are updated every six minutes on AM 1290 and News 95.7 FM. No incidents to report. No incidents to report.  Ongoing Construction & Other Closures  Live look at highways on our traffic cameras here. Latest traffic conditions are also available on our ...
Police: Car ends up on its top when road rage incident ends in Dayton

Police: Car ends up on its top when road rage incident ends in Dayton

A two-vehicle accident at Wayne Avenue and East Fifth Street early Wednesday is believed to be the result of a road-rage incident, Dayton police officers said.  The accident was dispatched about 11:53 p.m. with a vehicle reportedly on its top.  Police tell us their preliminary investigation reveals that a gold Saturn began pursuing a red Ford on I-75, near Stanley Avenue. The pursuit continued...
WPAFB Forecast: Fog, drizzle to start the day

WPAFB Forecast: Fog, drizzle to start the day

Areas of fog and drizzle will start the day with temperatures in the upper 40s. Slow improvement is expected through the day with clouds breaking by late afternoon. Temperatures will rebound into the lower 60s. Skies will continue to clear tonight although some patchy fog may reform by morning. Expect partly cloudy skies Thursday and Friday with temperatures in the lower to middle 60s. A few showers...
Madison Local Schools board votes to allow arming of teachers, staff

Madison Local Schools board votes to allow arming of teachers, staff

The Madison Local School District board voted unanimously Tuesday night to allow district teachers and staff to carry weapons to be "prepared and equipped to defend and to protect students," according to an ordinance that passed. According to the ordinance, any staff members who want to carry a deadly weapon must be approved and receive written authorization from the superintendent, Cincinnati...
Ban medical marijuana businesses, Kettering city staff suggests

Ban medical marijuana businesses, Kettering city staff suggests

Kettering city staff members in a presentation to City Council Tuesday evening strongly recommended that there be a permanent ban on medical marijuana businesses in the city. A March 23 memo from city staff to council had also asked for enacting a ban on the businesses in the city. The primary reason given is that Ohio’s medical marijuana program is in conflict with federal law, which considers...
Convicted Warren County child rapist gets 15 years to life in prison

Convicted Warren County child rapist gets 15 years to life in prison

David Randall King, 58, was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison with parole eligibility after 15 years in a child rape case where he was the caretaker.  King, of Pleasant Plain, in the Warren County village of Harlan Twp., was convicted by a county jury in March on two counts of rape and one count of gross sexual imposition. Both are felonies.  County Prosecutor David Fornshell, in a prepared...
Then & Now: Images capture a vintage Gem City

Then & Now: Images capture a vintage Gem City

It’s always fascinating to look back at historic photographs of downtown Dayton and compare the scenes today. Here’s a “then and now” look at 6 Gem City locations: Two courthouses, standing side by side, encompassed a block of downtown Dayton for many years. Construction on the Old Court House was completed in 1850 at a cost of $100,000. Known as one of the finest examples...
Former Middletown police chief dies at age 80

Former Middletown police chief dies at age 80

A former Middletown police chief has died. Russell Dwyer, who served as police chief from 1975-87, died Monday night. He was 80. Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Friday at Breitenbach Anderson Funeral Home, 517 S. Sutphin St. Burial in Springboro Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. MORE: Read more local obituaries Born Jan. 31, 1938 to Lillian and Lawrence...
Dayton woman arrested for child endangering after kids escape house for fourth time

Dayton woman arrested for child endangering after kids escape house for fourth time

A woman was arrested Monday after two of her children, ages 3 and 5, were found at the door of a Family Video store on Wayne Avenue, according to Dayton police. The children were in their pajamas and had left their house unsupervised to buy candy at the video store. According to a Dayton Police report this is the fourth time the children have escaped their home and shown up at the video rental store...
Stuck in the starting blocks: Farmers idled by bad weather

Stuck in the starting blocks: Farmers idled by bad weather

Ohio farmers are stuck on the sidelines because of cold temperatures and wet conditions and it comes during precarious economic times that has the farming industry already on edge. Less than 1 percent of Ohio farmers have started planting crops this year and this week’s rains will delay planting for at least another week. “It’s a stressful time for farmers. They’re sitting...
Dayton woman ID’d as ‘aggressive’ driver killed in Riverside head-on collision

Dayton woman ID’d as ‘aggressive’ driver killed in Riverside head-on collision

A 46-year-old woman killed in a head-on collision in Riverside Tuesday afternoon has been identified. Alpha Adams, of Dayton, has been identified as the driver killed in the crash on southbound Harshman Road, according to the Montgomery County Coroner's Office.  An autopsy on the Woodman Park Drive resident is scheduled for today. Witnesses said she was driving erratically, &ldquo...
Fairfield unanimously votes to raze historic home

Fairfield unanimously votes to raze historic home

Fairfield City Council unanimously voted Monday night to demolish the historic home a group of residents attempted to save. “If we had the money, we would gladly preserve that building. But unfortunately, it’s just not in the budget,” Mayor Steve Miller said, noting there are an infinite number of park projects with a finite amount of money. “The needs of the many outweigh...
Police: Man stabbed in chest, suspect arrested in Sidney

Police: Man stabbed in chest, suspect arrested in Sidney

A 21-year-old man was arrested after police said he allegedly stabbed another man in the chest Tuesday morning. Triston King, of Sidney, is charged with a single count of felonious assault. Police responded to the 400 block of Jefferson Street around 2 a.m. on a reported stabbing and found the 29-year-old victim with a stab wound to the chest. The victim, who was not immediately identified, was transported...
Australia, NZ, U.S. troops to mark ANZAC Day at Wright-Patt

Australia, NZ, U.S. troops to mark ANZAC Day at Wright-Patt

Australian, New Zealand and U.S. Air Force troops will mark ANZAC Day in a ceremony Wednesday at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. ANZAC Day commemorates the first major battle Australian and New Zealand troops fought as allies in World War I. The ceremony is set from 8 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. at the Air Force museum’s Memorial Park. RELATED: Australians mark ANZAC Day at Air Force museum...
Woman accused of using deception to obtain drugs

Woman accused of using deception to obtain drugs

A Carlisle woman is facing 24 felony charges of using deception to obtain dangerous drugs after a grand jury indicted her on the charges. Kristin Haney, 27, was issued a summons to appear for her arraignment, which is scheduled for May 8, according to records. Haney is accused of using deception to obtain oxycodone, tramadol, zolpiden and suboxone from May 2014 to December 2017, according to the indictment...
Greene Courthouse dispute lands in state’s highest court

Greene Courthouse dispute lands in state’s highest court

A dispute over courtroom three in the Greene County Courthouse has landed in the Ohio Supreme Court, and the litigation could be costly to the county. Months of negotiations failed between General Division judges Stephen Wolaver and Michael Buckwalter and Probate Judge Thomas O’Diam, whose smaller hearing room presents security concerns and has limited space for adoption hearings where sometimes...
Dayton Soin Award winner has innovation in its sights

Dayton Soin Award winner has innovation in its sights

Battle Sight Technologies — a Dayton startup that has developed a chemiluminescent writing device — is the 2018 Soin Award for Innovation winner, the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce and Soin LLC said Tuesday. Battle Sight Technologies produces the “MARC IR,” which allows its user to write with a reusable luminescent material, the chamber and Soin said in a joint announcement...
Juror dismissed in Hamilton death penalty trial

Juror dismissed in Hamilton death penalty trial

The sixth day of the Michael Grevious II death penalty trial in Hamilton began with the replacement of a juror. Grevious, 25, of Hamilton, is facing the death penalty if found guilty of aggravated murder for allegedly ordering a retaliation shooting at Central Avenue and Knightsbridge on Aug. 3, 2016 that killed two people. He is also charged with having weapons under disability and felonious assault...
Lanes reopen after vehicle fire on I-70 west in Clark County

Lanes reopen after vehicle fire on I-70 west in Clark County

All lanes of Interstate 70 west have reopened at the Ohio 41 exit after an earlier vehicle fire was extinguished.  Emergency crews have reopened the center lane of Interstate 70 west at the Ohio 41 exit following a vehicle fire, according to ODOT cameras in the area.  The right lane remains blocked.  Additional details about the incident remain unavailable.  Fire crews and state...
Arrest ordered for man convicted in Greene County under stricter animal cruelty law 

Arrest ordered for man convicted in Greene County under stricter animal cruelty law 

The first to be successfully prosecuted in Greene County under stricter guidelines for cruelty to animals has violated his bond conditions and is not in custody. Matthew Bolen, 24, is set to be sentenced this week after he pleaded guilty in January to causing serious physical harm to a companion animal, a fifth-degree felony, according to Greene County court records. Judge Stephen Wolaver has ordered...
Here’s how a Xenia brewery is saluting life-saving weatherman in the 1974 tornado

Here’s how a Xenia brewery is saluting life-saving weatherman in the 1974 tornado

Devil Wind Brewing in Xenia will pay homage to the late News Center 7 weather specialist Gil Whitney for saving lives in the April 3, 1974 tornado that leveled hundreds of homes and businesses in the town. At 5 p.m. today, April 24, the Dayton area’s newest brewery, at 130 S. Detroit St. in Xenia will release a seasonal beer it calls “Whitney Wheat” in honor of Whitney, who...
Wisconsin airline looks to bring jobs to Dayton airport

Wisconsin airline looks to bring jobs to Dayton airport

Air Wisconsin Airlines proposes relocating and expanding its aircraft maintenance operations at the Dayton International Airport, which would bring new jobs and generate $3.4 million in new payroll. BREAKING NEWS: 5 credit card skimmers found during weekend sweep in Montgomery County Air Wisconsin proposes spending about $1 million to renovate and equip a hangar at the airport to relocate a maintenance...
Montgomery County proposing sales tax increase

Montgomery County proposing sales tax increase

A proposed 0.25 percent retail sales tax increase for Montgomery County purchases could go into effect as early as Oct. 1 if approved by county commissioners. The proposed tax, recommended by the county administrator, would generate $19.1 million and help plug a $9 million general fund budget gap from the loss of managed care sales tax revenue. “That may sound like a lot of money. In a gross...
NCR to cut 360 jobs as company outsources work

NCR to cut 360 jobs as company outsources work

NCR Corp., the company once headquartered in Dayton, is cutting some 360 jobs in Georgia, a move that may affect hundreds of other jobs in an economic ripple effect. Atlanta-based NCR said it will close two manufacturing facilities near Columbus, in west Georgia, later this year, as the company outsources production of some automated teller machines and other self-service kiosks, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution...
Wright State to welcome last provost candidate from Ball State

Wright State to welcome last provost candidate from Ball State

Wright State University’s final provost candidate to visit campus is an administrator at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. Jennifer Bott serves as dean of the college of business at Ball State, where she is also a professor of management, according to WSU. Bott will visit campus this Thursday and Friday and will participate in two public forums. RELATED: Top financial executive at Wright...
4X4 obstacle course revs up Saturday

4X4 obstacle course revs up Saturday

Jeep drivers and 4X4 enthusiasts, start your engines: A new Jeep obstacle course and off-road arena is set to open Saturday. The Evans 4X4 Arena Obstacle Course will open at 10 a.m. at Evans Arena Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, 924 Shiloh Springs Road, Dayton, the dealership said. RELATED: Evans dealership to open ‘biggest off-road arena’ in Ohio  The event will feature a Jeep show and...
Miami Twp. seeks Austin Landing signal to ‘efficiently control’ traffic

Miami Twp. seeks Austin Landing signal to ‘efficiently control’ traffic

A resolution to authorize an agreement to install a traffic signal in Austin Landing has been approved by Miami Twp. trustees. The measure approved by trustees Tuesday night states “a need for a traffic signal exists to efficiently control the ingress and egress of traffic” near Austin Landing’s Ohio 741 entrance. The traffic signal is planned for the Landing Way/Liverpool Lane intersection...
Camping World RV super retail center in Huber Heights to generate at least $1.7M for city 

Camping World RV super retail center in Huber Heights to generate at least $1.7M for city 

Camping World Holdings, a network of RV retail locations, plans to build a super retail center in Huber Heights. Plans are underway to expand the company footprint with additional locations in several high traffic, outdoor-centric markets, with the new SuperCenters in Georgia, Illinois and Huber Heights. The centers are planned to open later this year. Specific locations have not yet been announced...
5 credit card skimmers found during weekend sweep in Montgomery County

5 credit card skimmers found during weekend sweep in Montgomery County

Five credit card skimmers were found in gas pumps during a sweep of area stations last weekend, according to Montgomery County Auditor Karl Keith.  This was the first discovery of multiple skimmers at one time since August 2013 and was the most-ever reported in a three-day period in one Ohio county, Keith said during a press conference Tuesday morning.  The skimmers were found at stations...
Gas leak reported on Woodman Drive in Kettering

Gas leak reported on Woodman Drive in Kettering

The Great Clips and Sprint store on Woodman Drive were evacuated for a gas leak that is now under control. All employees were allowed back in the businesses.  Crews were dispatched to the 3000 block of Woodman Drive Tuesday morning for the report of a gas leak at Great Clips. Both the Sprint and Great Clips store are reportedly being evacuated. We are on our way to the scene and will bring you...
What’s it like to be black in Hamilton? A woman? Hispanic? City wants your answers

What’s it like to be black in Hamilton? A woman? Hispanic? City wants your answers

Hamilton’s Diversity and Inclusion Commission is hosting a series of events, called Diversity Cafés, to help people learn about the challenges some in the community say they face. As a starting point, the focus this year is on four groups, said Boyce Swift, the city’s diversity and inclusion coordinator. They are: African-Americans, Hispanics, people with developmental disabilities...
Whirlpool to sell compressor business to Japanese company for $1 billion

Whirlpool to sell compressor business to Japanese company for $1 billion

Home appliance maker Whirlpool Corp. is selling its Embraco compressor business to Japan’s Nidec Corp. Whirlpool will sell the compressor business for approximately $1.08 billion in cash. Brazil-headquartered Embraco has been a Whirlpool majority-owned business unit since 1997. The deal does not include Embraco’s Italy facility, which the company plans to close. Whirlpool also expects...
Father injured in Auglaize County double shooting dies from injuries

Father injured in Auglaize County double shooting dies from injuries

One of the victims of a double shooting in Auglaize County April 11 died from his injuries Tuesday morning, according to the Auglaize County Sheriff’s Office. Dexter Lee Turner, 47, died from his injuries Tuesday morning at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima, Auglaize County Sheriff Allen Solomon said in a media release.  Dexter’s son, Alim Amir, 25, was also shot in the incident...
Rural King fined for forklift violations at local store

Rural King fined for forklift violations at local store

Rural King Supply Inc. is facing hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines for failing to maintain forklifts properly at its Xenia location, according to a release from the U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration. The national farm supply company has been cited for the violations at the Xenia store, 1900 Progress Drive, and is facing $258,672 in penalties, according...
To stop porch thieves, Amazon will put packages in cars

To stop porch thieves, Amazon will put packages in cars

To stop porch thieves from stealing packages after delivery, Amazon is now testing a new concept where they’ll put customers’ packages in their parked cars. Amazon is rolling out the program in 37 cities for customers with new compatible vehicles. With Amazon Key In-Car, Prime members with compatible vehicles now have the convenience of having packages delivered inside their cars when...
JUST IN: Dayton’s most awarded chef is headed to Florida

JUST IN: Dayton’s most awarded chef is headed to Florida

The Dayton area’s only James Beard Foundation award-winning chef is headed for Florida — for now, anyway. “So sorry, sweet city of Dayton, but I am leaving town August 2018. Not forever, but for now,” Former Rue Dumaine chef and co-owner Anne Kearney wrote in an email to followers.  Kearney, who has served as a private chef and hosted some “pop-up” events at...
As grocers build in suburbs, food deserts grow in Dayton

As grocers build in suburbs, food deserts grow in Dayton

For 20 years, ALDI in the Westown Shopping Center stood as one of the only grocery options for low-income families in West Dayton — one of the areas in Dayton widely known as a food desert. Since ALDI closed its doors earlier this month, community activists and residents have been scrambling to work with other local grocers and city officials to fill a gap in food availability. Grocers across...
Ex-Hamilton Schools leader accused of sexual harassment, more

Ex-Hamilton Schools leader accused of sexual harassment, more

UPDATE, 2:45 p.m. April 24: Former Hamilton City Schools superintendent Tony Orr responded Tuesday afternoon to messages seeking his comments regarding the allegations. “On the advice of my attorney, I decline to make any comment,” Orr wrote in an email to the Journal-News. INITIAL REPORT, April 24: The allegations against former Hamilton City Schools superintendent Tony Orr that preceded...
Piqua Burger King robbery suspect in custody

Piqua Burger King robbery suspect in custody

A 34-year-old man is in police custody after he reportedly robbed a Burger King in Piqua late Monday night. Steven A. Bixler is currently in Miami County Jail on a robbery charge after officials say he entered the business on Covington Avenue around 10 p.m., displayed a knife and left the restaurant with an undisclosed amount of money. Bixler was caught a short time later by Piqua police. No one was...
3 NEW reasons to hang out in Xenia 

3 NEW reasons to hang out in Xenia 

Some of the best new things in Xenia include a brewery, a pay what you can restaurant and a toys and collectibles store that every nerd will love. These are all NEW reasons to visit this Greene County town.
2 GOP candidates for Butler County commissioner will debate this week

2 GOP candidates for Butler County commissioner will debate this week

Butler County Republican voters will get a chance to hear from the two county commission candidates seeking their support in the May 8 partisan primary election. Incumbent Butler County Commissioner Cindy Carpenter is being challenged by West Chester Twp. Trustee Lee Wong for the party’s nomination. Both will debate at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Miami Hamilton Downtown Center at 221 High St. This...
Passing showers, fog tonight

Passing showers, fog tonight

Showers taper off with fog possible tonight Clouds to slowly break late Wednesday Drying out, mild for the weekend THIS EVENING:  Skies will remain cloudy with passing showers or drizzle. Temperatures will hold in the lower to middle 50s. TONIGHT: Clouds will linger with a chance for fog. Temperatures will drop into the upper 40s. WEDNESDAY: Patchy areas of fog will be possible...
State school officials dig for details on weeklong visit to Trotwood

State school officials dig for details on weeklong visit to Trotwood

The Ohio Department of Education’s district review team is spending this week in Trotwood-Madison City Schools, checking the effectiveness of the school district’s daily efforts. Three years ago, in February 2015, an ODE team did a similar review, eventually producing a report identifying Trotwood schools’ strengths and weaknesses. That report said Trotwood did not consistently follow...
Ohio included in ice pop recall list for possible listeria

Ohio included in ice pop recall list for possible listeria

A frozen novelty manufacturer is voluntarily recalling certain ice pops for possible listeria contamination, and Ohio is included in the list of 15 states.  According to US Recall News, Ziegenfelder Co., of Wheeling, W.Va., is recalling about 3,000 cases of Budget $aver Cherry Pineapple Monster Pops and Sugar Free Twin Pops because of the possible health risk.  In addition to Ohio,...
TODAY: Kettering officials consider permanent ban on medical marijuana businesses

TODAY: Kettering officials consider permanent ban on medical marijuana businesses

Kettering city staff members have prepared a detailed presentation that will recommend council make permanent its temporary ban on medical marijuana businesses. The staff will present its findings at 7:30 p.m. today in the Kettering City Council Chambers, 3600 Shroyer Rd., during the council’s regular meeting. “Kettering residents interested in learning more about the issue are encouraged...
WPAFB Tuesday Weather: Showers continue for the day 

WPAFB Tuesday Weather: Showers continue for the day 

WRIGHT PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE—Another soggy day is in the forecast with on and off showers expected, said Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell. It will be breezy at times with temperatures still a bit below normal, hovering in the upper 50s by late afternoon. Showers will gradually taper off late tonight with temperatures dropping back into the upper 40s by morning. The region will...
Champaign County Pets of the Week

Champaign County Pets of the Week

Fred and Ricky are 9-month-old male domestic short-haired cats. Their mother was brought to PAWS in the family way, so Ricky and his brother Fred were born and raised here. Ricky is a cuddler who loves to lay on your lap, but he also loves to play. Fred and Ricky are very close so we are putting them up for adoption as a bonded pair. Fred has the same coloring and disposition as Ricky, but he&rsquo...
Statehouse candidates answer voter questions in Montgomery County

Statehouse candidates answer voter questions in Montgomery County

Four primary election state lawmaker candidates took questions during a forum of panelists from WHIO Radio and Dayton Daily News and offered south Montgomery County voters a chance to talk with candidates in Miamisburg on Monday.  Three Republicans and one Democrat weighed in on key issues ahead of the May primary, according to News Center 7 Reporter Sean Cudahy. Democrat...
Police looking for suspect in nail salon robbery in Dayton

Police looking for suspect in nail salon robbery in Dayton

Police are looking for the suspect accused of breaking into Venus Nail and robbing the salon in Dayton Monday. A police report stated surveillance video showed a male holding a pry bar and forcing the front door open to the nail salon located at 1070 Patterson Rd. around 3:30 a.m. The man was seen on video taking the money from inside a drawer and running out of the front door, according to the report...
Driver, 18, killed in two-vehicle crash on U.S. 33 in western Auglaize County

Driver, 18, killed in two-vehicle crash on U.S. 33 in western Auglaize County

An 18-year-old St. Marys, Ohio, woman was killed Monday when an SUV hit her sedan broadside after she apparently failed to stop at a stop sign at U.S. 33 and south Kettlersville Road, the Ohio State Highway Patrol said in a statement released tonight. Heaven Leigh Bolinger died at the scene, according to the statement from the Wapakoneta post. She was taken to Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home in Wapakoneta...
Red Cross to install free smoke alarms in Dayton area homes

Red Cross to install free smoke alarms in Dayton area homes

The American Red Cross and its partners want to install 850 free, working smoke alarms in Dayton area homes as part of its nationwide campaign effort to reduce the number of deaths and injuries from home fires. The American Red Cross, Rebuilding Together Dayton, the Dayton Fire Department and others will hold a home fire safety and smoke alarm installation event April 28 from 9:30 a.m. until 3 p.m...
Chief: Fire in vacant house on South Findlay in Dayton deemed suspicious

Chief: Fire in vacant house on South Findlay in Dayton deemed suspicious

UPDATE @ 8:05 p.m.: The fire in the attic of a vacant house in the 200 block of South Findlay Street is being investigated as suspicious, Dayton Battalion Chief Rennes Bowers said. Crews arrived to find heavy smoke coming from the attic, so much so that you couldn’t see down the street, Bowers said.  The house appears to have been vacant for some time and there was no sign of squatters...
I-75 North in downtown Dayton reopens nearly 4 hours after crash

I-75 North in downtown Dayton reopens nearly 4 hours after crash

UPDATE @ 9:10 p.m.: The northbound lanes of I-75 in downtown Dayton reopened to traffic at 8:57 p.m., according to a Montgomery County Regional Dispatch sergeant. As many as two people have been taken to a hospital from a multiple-vehicle accident on I-75 North in downtown Dayton that shut down the northbound lanes more than two hours.  According to Dayton police Sgt. Anderson, the driver of...
Vandalia-Butler Schools focuses on children with disabilities

Vandalia-Butler Schools focuses on children with disabilities

Vandalia-Butler City School district officials will meet in special session to discuss and get input from the community about the educational services for children with disabilities. The meeting is to be held Tuesday from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the conference room at the Board of Education office on South Dixie Drive. The school district receives funds from the Ohio Department of Education via...
Dayton double homicide: ‘You’re taking parents away from these kids’

Dayton double homicide: ‘You’re taking parents away from these kids’

One man was arrested on a count of murder in connection with Saturday’s double homicide at a Dayton after-hours jazz club, police announced Monday. The man was arrested in Moraine and booked into the Montgomery County Jail. The suspect’s name was not immediately available. A Dayton police spokeswoman said the arrest was related to the shooting death of a couple who had a newborn baby....
Man pleads guilty for role in Miami County overdose death

Man pleads guilty for role in Miami County overdose death

TROY - A former West Milton man charged in the February 2107 overdose death of a Concord Twp., Miami County, man pleaded guilty Monday to two felony charges. Derek T. Gardner, 33, now of Sidney, pleaded to charges of attempted corrupting of another with drugs, a third-degree felony, and one count of aggravated trafficking in drugs, a fifth-degree felony, in county Common Pleas Court. The charges stem...
Opening date announced for Macy’s outlet store in Dayton

Opening date announced for Macy’s outlet store in Dayton

Macy’s will open an outlet store at the Dayton Mall in June. The department store will open its first Dayton-area Backstage outlet store at the Dayton Mall on June 2. The new outlet store will have approximately 12,900 square feet of dedicated retail space and will live on the second level inside the full-line Macy’s. The grand opening will be celebrated with giveaways for the first 200...
Special Forces veteran’s missing dog found safe after crash

Special Forces veteran’s missing dog found safe after crash

A service dog missing for more than two days after he ran off when the vehicle his owner was driving became involved in a crash in Kettering has been found and reunited with his owner. Officials say Zeus, a German short-hair Pointer — two years old, weighing about 60 pounds — and his owner, a Special Forces veteran, were involved in a two-vehicle crash that ended with their vehicle into...
Trees cleared at Centerville site before bat population returns

Trees cleared at Centerville site before bat population returns

A company building a 360-unit housing development in Centerville has cleared about 20 acres of trees for the project, work it needed to finish this month because of rules regarding a bat. Hallmark Campus Communities is developer of the Gateway Lofts – a multi-family development along East Alex-Bell Road near Chardonnay Drive. MORE: Centerville seeing apartment boom near Cross Pointe It cleared...
Top financial executive at Wright State to retire

Top financial executive at Wright State to retire

Wright State University’s chief financial officer will retire after 28 years at the college. Jeff Ulliman, who has served as CFO and vice president for business and finance since 2015, plans to retire on June 30, said spokesman Seth Bauguess. He is not planning to seek a position at another school or company, Bauguess said. “This was simply a personal decision that my wife and I made....
12-year-old in critical condition, toddler thrown from vehicle after school bus crash in Cincinnati

12-year-old in critical condition, toddler thrown from vehicle after school bus crash in Cincinnati

CINCINNATI --WCPO- UPDATE @6:56 p.m.: A 12-year-old girl is in “critical” condition and a 2-year-old boy was thrown from a vehicle and hospitalized as well as at least 18 other children following the accident involving a school bus and four other vehicles, according to Lt. Steve Saunders. The Pleasant Hill Academy bus and four vehicles collided on Winton Road around...
Gov. Kasich orders review of Ohio gun background check program

Gov. Kasich orders review of Ohio gun background check program

Ohio Gov. John Kasich signed an executive order Monday to get an update on weaknesses in the state’s gun background-check system. Failure by local courts and law enforcement to send timely data to the state, which forwards it to National Instant Criminal Background Check System, could mean guns are being purchased by people who are ineligible to do so. “There is just no excuse for this...
What makes this new Warren County community unique in Ohio

What makes this new Warren County community unique in Ohio

A development that supporters bill as Ohio’s first agri-community will have its grand opening starting at noon on Tuesday as the project known as Aberlin Springs will be introduced to the Warren County area and the region. Set among 141 acres of preserved forests and farmland, this new neighborhood of 139 home sites offers farm-to-table living with an onsite farm, a farm market and Community...
Did you buy this product? Vegetable sold in Ohio ALDI stores recalled

Did you buy this product? Vegetable sold in Ohio ALDI stores recalled

A vegetable item sold in Ohio ALDI stores has been recalled. McCall Farms Inc. is voluntarily recalling a limited amount of cases of Happy Harvest Spinach in 13.5 ounce cans as a precautionary measure due to the potential presence of peanuts resulting from product mislabeling, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced. The product was available for purchase in the following states: Florida,...
Computer virus cripples Riverside police, fire server

Computer virus cripples Riverside police, fire server

The City of Riverside said it is the victim of a computer virus that currently has certain police staff unable to access about a year's worth of files. In a phone conversation Monday afternoon, City Manager Mark Carpenter confirmed the malware infection came in early last week, and initially appeared to be an "email fax."  The virus is still under investigation, but Carpenter said a...
Rainfall wreaks havoc: ‘Small portion of the road is gone’

Rainfall wreaks havoc: ‘Small portion of the road is gone’

Heavy rains have washed away sections of some local roadways, prompting emergency closures and repairs by Montgomery County and Miamisburg officials to keep drivers safe. Rainfall ate away a stretch of Upper River Road near Miamisburg, leaving a guardrail dangling above the Great Miami River and forcing the county to close a stretch of Upper River, according to Gary Shoup, Montgomery County chief...
2 Republicans running to fill Montgomery County Juvenile Court seat

2 Republicans running to fill Montgomery County Juvenile Court seat

Two Republicans are running in the May 8 election for an open seat on the Montgomery County Juvenile Court bench. State Rep. Jeff Rezabek is running against attorney C. Ralph Wilcoxson II. The winner of the primary will face Democrat Helen Wallace of Centerville in November. Montgomery County Juvenile Court Judge Nick Kuntz is retiring. Here’s some background information on the candidates: Experience...
Deputies: Shots fired incident in Harrison Twp. possibly connected to homicide suspect

Deputies: Shots fired incident in Harrison Twp. possibly connected to homicide suspect

A homicide suspect might have been responsible for firing multiple shots into a minivan on Republic Drive in Harrison Twp. Monday afternoon.  Officers from multiple departments were in the area of Republic Drive near North Dixie Drive around 1 p.m. Monday after the shots fired incident was reported.  The shots were fired into the hood of the vehicle, but the one person inside the van was...
Farm forum to tour year round veggie producer

Farm forum to tour year round veggie producer

The Greene County Farm Forum members and guests will be visiting a unique Beavercreek Twp. farm that produces fruits and vegetables year round without using soil. Oasis Aqua Farm utilizes the aquaponics method to grow food inside a heated greenhouse on the farm, which is home to sheep, chickens as well as Kimball Osborne, his wife Stephanie and their children. “It’s a little bit different...
Miamisburg police officers involved in shooting Dayton fugitive back to work

Miamisburg police officers involved in shooting Dayton fugitive back to work

Two Miamisburg police officers involved in the shooting of what authorities called a federal fugitive from Dayton are back at work. Miamisburg Police Chief John Sedlak said both officers – only one of whom fired a weapon in the wounding the Indiana armed robbery suspect outside the Byers Road Red Roof Inn April 3 – have returned to duty. RELATED: Police: Miamisburg officer shot man who...
Dayton Mall Applebee’s property sold

Dayton Mall Applebee’s property sold

A Miami Twp. Applebee’s Grill and Bar restaurant property has sold for nearly $1.64 million, Montgomery County property records show. MORE: Dayton home sales are on the March The transaction happened Monday, with AP Dayton LLC buying the 105 N. Springboro Pike property from Cypress Grove Holdings for $1.638 million, records show. MORE: 500 experts from two regional companies inspect...
CVS Pharmacy hit by vehicle in Kettering

CVS Pharmacy hit by vehicle in Kettering

A female driver accidentally hit the gas instead of the break causing her car to crash into the CVS Pharmacy on Stroop Road, according to Kettering fire officials. No one was injured as a result of the crash and only employees were inside the store. The building did not sustain any significant structural damage, just a broken front door and window.  The CVS Pharmacy on East Stroop Road has been...
How does Clayton run? City offers Government Academy to residents

How does Clayton run? City offers Government Academy to residents

The city of Clayton is set to host its first Government Academy later this year, according to Director of Development Jack Kuntz. The academy will consist of a five- to six-week program that will include one class per week for one and a half hours in the evening. Classes will be arranged so that each week focuses on a department: one week with the police department, one week with the fire department...
Springboro drug distributor called to testify before Congressional committee

Springboro drug distributor called to testify before Congressional committee

The chairman of a Springboro pharmaceutical distributor will testify before a Congressional committee investigating whether wholesalers flooded West Virginia with dangerous levels of prescription opioids. Dr. Joseph Mastandrea, chairman of the board at Miami-Luken, will join four executives at other distributors also called to testify May 8 before the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee oversight...
Heroin overdoses are down in Middletown, but a new drug is on the rise

Heroin overdoses are down in Middletown, but a new drug is on the rise

The good news: The number of heroin overdoses in Middletown has dropped 84 percent this month, compared to the same time last year, according to Middletown Police Maj. David Birk. The bad news: Addicts are switching from heroin to methamphetamine, he said. City Manager Doug Adkins called the drug statistics “a mixed bag” and said “our work is not done.” There have been 19 total...
Montgomery Co. road will close because of landslide

Montgomery Co. road will close because of landslide

A landslide in the area between Farmersville West Carrollton and Soldiers Home Miamisburg roads has caused the Montgomery County Commissioners to pass a resolution that will close the roads, according to a release.  The ground underneath the road appears to be unstable, and some of the dirt has fallen into a nearby river. The road will be closed within two months after receiving certified authorization...
Tank’s Bar and Grill slashing some late-night hours; customers react

Tank’s Bar and Grill slashing some late-night hours; customers react

A Dayton restaurant that has been serving up very, very late-night grub for decades is dramatically cutting back its hours of operation.Tank's Bar and Grill, the much-loved tavern at 2033 Wayne Ave., announced the changes in a Facebook post.  The restaurant — which serves dinner, lunch and all-day breakfast — has been open 7 a.m. to 2:30 a.m. daily for many years. ...
Details emerge about suspects accused in ramming of sheriff’s cruiser

Details emerge about suspects accused in ramming of sheriff’s cruiser

More details came to light Tuesday stemming from the ramming of a Montgomery County Sheriff’s cruiser on Monday at a gas station at Siebenthaler Avenue and Philadelphia Drive: A 15- and 16-year-old accused in the case are due in court again May 3  Suspect Nikeas Jones, 20, was released from prison in February on stolen vehicles convictions  Suspect Sha’ King Jones, 19, has 21...
Champaign Co. standoff suspect convicted of rape in Kentucky

Champaign Co. standoff suspect convicted of rape in Kentucky

The man arrested after allegedly assaulting a deputy, which led to a standoff on East Dallas Road Sunday, has a prior conviction for child rape in Kentucky, according to records. Christopher Blanton, 37, was arrested in the 100 block of East Dallas on suspicion of felonious assault and was transported to the Tri-County Jail. Blanton must register for the rest of his life in the Kentucky for his previous...
DDN reporter recognized for military coverage by national association

DDN reporter recognized for military coverage by national association

Dayton Daily News reporter Barrie Barber was named an award winner for his military coverage by the Military Reporters & Editors Association. Barber’s reporting in 2017 on the Air Force’s growing pilot shortage crisis  and its efforts to combat cyber attacks was recognized by the association, an organization for U.S. media professionals specializing in national security...
Monroe takes next step in allowing council members to carry guns at meetings

Monroe takes next step in allowing council members to carry guns at meetings

Monroe may become the first community in Butler County to allow its elected leaders to carry guns at meetings. On Tuesday, council will hear a first reading to authorize its members with valid concealed carry permits to carry a concealed weapon during council meetings and other council committee meetings at specific city-owned facilities. According to the proposed resolution, “it is the opinion...
Two Wright State administrators apply for jobs at other colleges

Two Wright State administrators apply for jobs at other colleges

Two Wright State University administrators have applied to work at other colleges, adding to the list of WSU leaders who are known to be looking for new jobs. Gary Dickstein, WSU vice president of student affairs, applied for the position of vice provost and dean of students at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan near Grand Rapids. He visited the school earlier this month and presented...
Sears CEO offers tentative deal to buy Kenmore, real estate assets

Sears CEO offers tentative deal to buy Kenmore, real estate assets

Sears shares are jumping after CEO Eddie Lampert offered to buy one of its units through his hedge fund, ESL Investments. In a letter to the company’s board of directors, Lampert said he would buy the unit through his hedge fund. The letter notes that Kenmore, SHIP and PartsDirect have substantial value and that divesting one or more of them would enable the company to improve its debt...
Centerville student wins spelling bee, heads to nationals

Centerville student wins spelling bee, heads to nationals

A Centerville eighth grader, Madeline Thomas, was victorious in the Dayton Area Spelling Bee this month and qualified for an all-expense-paid trip to the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C., at the end of May. Thomas,an eighth-grader at Centerville’s Tower Heights Middle School, correctly spelled Afghan, a type of blanket many people have around the house, and that turned out to...
Dayton homes sales march on in March

Dayton homes sales march on in March

Sales of single-family and condominiums reported in March by Dayton Realtors totaled 1,288, the highest monthly sales so far in 2018, according to Dayton Realtors. “These sales figures couldn’t top last March’s numbers though, dropping one percent and missing the mark by just thirteen sales,” the association of local Realtors said in a release. MORE: 500 people tied to area...
Shelby County fatal buggy crash: Victims ID’d, suspect makes court appearance

Shelby County fatal buggy crash: Victims ID’d, suspect makes court appearance

Deputies have identified the victims of a fatal crash involving a horse-drawn buggy in Shelby County Friday night.  Sarah Schwartz, 23, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash on Ohio 47 near the Logan, Shelby county line around 9:10 p.m. Friday, according to a media release from the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office.  Sarah’s husband, Henry Schwartz, 26, and their two children...
Charges filed against driver of pickup that hit Miami Twp. police officer on I-75

Charges filed against driver of pickup that hit Miami Twp. police officer on I-75

UPDATE @ 4:20 p.m. (April 24): The 33-year-old Miamisburg man who was arrested in the accident now has been charged in the incident. Adam Blackmore is formally charged with OVI, proceeding without due regard for safety and failure to drive in marked traffic lanes. He is to be in court on May 21. Miami Twp. police Officer Tyler Simpson is the officer who was struck Saturday by pickup truck on I-75...
With Elder-Beerman closings, can local malls survive?

With Elder-Beerman closings, can local malls survive?

The closure of six area Elder-Beerman locations in the next few months could spell trouble for area malls who have relied on customer traffic and high-price leases from the longtime department store. Bon Ton Stores Inc., the parent company of Elder-Beerman, announced last week it was going out of business after it could not attract a buyer during its bankruptcy proceedings. The closure will mean more...
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