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Oakwood schools warn parents about attempted abduction

Oakwood schools warned parents tonight about an attempted abduction in the city. The Oakwood Safety Department at 5:30 p.m. began an investigating after a 12-year-old girl reported she was approached by a man she did not know who asked her to get in his vehicle near the intersection of Shafor Boulevard and Hadley Avenue, according to Oakwood schools. The girl immediately left and went home, where...


Law enforcement takes nearly 50 kids to Meijer for Shop with a Hero event

Law enforcement takes nearly 50 kids to Meijer for Shop with a Hero event

First responders from across the Miami Valley took time out to shop with kids Tuesday evening for the holiday. The 12th annual Shop with a Hero event took place at Meijer on Springboro Pike. Meijer donated the money for officers and firefighters to take almost 50 children shopping to pick out presents and clothes. This event included law enforcement from Moraine, Miamisburg, Miami Twp.
Help Kettering police identify woman in theft investigation

Help Kettering police identify woman in theft investigation

The Kettering Police Department needs the public’s help to identify a woman in an on-going theft investigation. The theft occurred at T.J. Maxx, 302 E. Stroop Road, on Dec. 14. If anyone has any information or can identify the woman, call dispatch at 937-296-2555.
National Homeless Persons’ Memorial Vigil held Friday

National Homeless Persons’ Memorial Vigil held Friday

A vigil will be held this Friday for homeless people who died over the last year. The National Homeless Persons’ Memorial Vigil will be at the Courthouse Square from 12 to 1 p.m., according to a release. This vigil is to remember the homeless who have passed away this year. Speakers will include state and local leaders, representatives from Daybreak and other agencies.
RTA to operate Sunday schedule for Christmas, New Year holiday

RTA to operate Sunday schedule for Christmas, New Year holiday

The RTA will be operating on a Sunday bus schedule on Christmas and New Year’s, according to a release. The buses will run their regular Sunday service hours on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. RTA Connect Paratransit services will follow the same time frames on its weekend services through the holidays.
Boxes of brand-new merchandise thrown away behind Clayton Dollar General

Boxes of brand-new merchandise thrown away behind Clayton Dollar General

Stacks of brand-new merchandise were thrown away behind a Clayton Dollar General located at 8126 N. Main St. The boxes included brand-new shoes and clothes with tags still on them. One woman was so upset to see boxes in the trash several times a week, she called News Center 7’s Kate Bartley to figure out why it was happening.
5-vehicle crash on I-675 South causes major backup

5-vehicle crash on I-675 South causes major backup

The crash scene is clear. A five-vehicle crash on southbound Interstate 675 during rush hour has caused a major backup. The crash, reported around 5:40 p.m. between Indian Ripple Road and Wilmington Pike, blocked two lanes. Four vehicles involved in the crash were on scene, and a fifth car took off, Sugarcreek Twp. police said. No injuries were reported, but the highway was backed up to U.S. 35.
Franklin Twp. man who shot at estranged wife, narrowly missing her, found guilty

Franklin Twp. man who shot at estranged wife, narrowly missing her, found guilty

A 44-year-old Franklin Twp. man who fired a gun at his estranged wife, narrowly missing her, was found guilty today in Warren County Common Pleas Court. Winton Sizemore was convicted of felonious assault with a gun specification; and misdemeanor charges of domestic violence, aggravated menacing and using weapons while intoxicated, according to the Warren County Prosecutor’s Office.
Inmate allegedly sexually assaulted in jail bathroom stall files lawsuit

Inmate allegedly sexually assaulted in jail bathroom stall files lawsuit

The jail inmate who allegedly was sexually assaulted by a former Montgomery County Jail corrections officer said she was forced into a bathroom stall, kept isolated and told to strip after she said he told other officers she had evidence of an assault, according to a federal lawsuit filed in Dayton’s U.S. District Court. The woman names as defendants former corrections officer Franco R.
Lebanon man accused of sexually abusing 3 young girls in past 5 years

Lebanon man accused of sexually abusing 3 young girls in past 5 years

A Lebanon man is accused of sexually abusing three girls younger than 13 over the past five years. Juan G. Villatoro, 48, is charged with one count of rape and six counts of gross sexual imposition in Warren County Common Pleas Court. Villatoro was arrested on Monday at his home in Lebanon and is being held without bond, pending his arraignment Wednesday.
Former Kettering nurse pleads not guilty to stealing pain medication

Former Kettering nurse pleads not guilty to stealing pain medication

A former Kettering Medical Center nurse accused of stealing pain medication from patients pleaded not guilty to charges Tuesday morning. Samantha Moyer, 29, is facing two counts of tampering with drugs and five counts of theft of drugs, according to Montgomery County court documents. She was released on her own recognizance.  The charges stem from activities between April and September 2017....
7 things to remember about Wright-Patt false active shooter scenario

7 things to remember about Wright-Patt false active shooter scenario

New findings about the false active shooter incident on Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in August will be released Wednesday. Col. Thomas Sherman, 88th Air Base Wing and installation commander, will brief the findings of the Incident Review Board he ordered to examine all aspects of the Aug. 2 active shooter incident that occurred at the Wright-Patt Medical Center.
Miami County investigates alleged sexual contact involving children at YMCA

Miami County investigates alleged sexual contact involving children at YMCA

A girl and boy are part of an investigation into alleged sexual contact during an incident at the Miami County YMCA location, according to the Miami County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies were contacted by school officials at Tippecanoe Middle School Monday afternoon, when an administrator contacted authorities, Miami County Chief Deputy Steve Lord said.
Backups reported on I-75 from crashes in Auglaize, Miami counties

Backups reported on I-75 from crashes in Auglaize, Miami counties

The crash on I-75 South in Auglaize County has cleared and all lanes of the highway are now open, according to dispatchers with the Ohio State Highway Patrol.  One person was flown to Miami Valley Hospital by a CareFlight helicopter from the scene, however their condition was not immediately known.  All lanes of the highway reopened before 4:10 p.m.
Century Bar could be movin’ on up — literally

Century Bar could be movin’ on up — literally

The co-owner of one of downtown Dayton’s most celebrated establishments says the i's have not been dotted and the t's have not been crossed on a plan that would see the business move and more than double its size.  Joe Head of the Century Bar, 10 S. Jefferson St., said that media reports about the business’ expansion into a space next door are premature.
After delays, Kettering bridge replacement complete

After delays, Kettering bridge replacement complete

Replacement work on the Woodman Drive bridge over Little Beaver Creek is now complete, and traffic in the area should be moving at a normal pace, after some extended delays because of an issue with a subcontractor. Woodman Drive had been closed since September between East Stroop Road and Wilmington Pike as work continued on replacing old and deteriorating spans.
Woolpert announces corporate restructuring

Woolpert announces corporate restructuring

Woolpert President and Chief Executive Scott Cattran will “cede” chief operating officer duties to Kirk McClurkin, the company director of technical operations, the Beavercreek engineering firm said Tuesday.
800 grams of various drugs found in Dayton home

800 grams of various drugs found in Dayton home

More than 800 grams, or approximately 1.8 pounds, of various drugs were found in a Dayton home after police received reports of an overdose at the residence. Timothy Manson, 61, was arrested for possession of drugs and having weapons while under disability, according to a police report. He has not been formally charged. Police responded to the 200 block of Boyer Street around 9:56 p.m.
Middletown man admits to killing cats, storing bodies in his freezer

Middletown man admits to killing cats, storing bodies in his freezer

A Middletown man pleaded guilty Tuesday to 10 counts of cruelty to companion animals for killing cats and storing their bodies in a freezer. Edmund Cunningham, 24, of Roosevelt Boulevard, was charged with eight counts of animal cruelty in August when Middletown police found multiple dead cats in his home’s freezer, according to police.
Lebanon man gets 5 years in prison for distribution of child porn

Lebanon man gets 5 years in prison for distribution of child porn

A Lebanon man was sentenced on Tuesday to five years in prison for possession and distribution of child pornography. Charles Minner, 30, was also classified a Tier II sex offender during a sentencing hearing in Warren County Common Pleas Court.
Medical helicopter requested to reported crash near Troy

Medical helicopter requested to reported crash near Troy

A CareFlight medical helicopter has been requested to a reported single-vehicle crash on South Market Street near Troy Tuesday afternoon.  The crash was reported around 1:20 p.m. in the 1300 block of South Market Street near the Joe Johnson Chevrolet dealership, according to initial reports.
Four guns stolen during break-in at Dayton home

Four guns stolen during break-in at Dayton home

Four guns were stolen from a St. Paul Avenue home, according to a Dayton police report. An officer responded to the 500 block of St. Paul Avenue around 7:30 p.m. Monday. The guns were a Smith & Wesson, a Heritage and two Hi-Point Firearms. The report did not indicate if there were any suspects or how the guns were stolen.
Hurricane Florence makes top list for Google 2018 searches

Hurricane Florence makes top list for Google 2018 searches

Hurricane Florence was the second most searched phrase on Google for 2018. Florence was the first major hurricane of 2018 Atlantic hurricane season and became a Cat 4 between September 4-5. Hurricane Irma was number one on google for 2017.  Florence made landfall in Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina in the morning of September 14. This hurricane broke records when it comes to rainfall.
Young victim confronts Tipp City man in sex case

Young victim confronts Tipp City man in sex case

TROY - A Miami County judge sentenced a Tipp City man convicted of sexual conduct with a minor to three years in prison after the victim said there “is not enough time in the world to make up for the emotional pain” suffered. John Maingi, 38, originally was indicted by a county grand jury on two felony counts of rape and two felony counts of gross imposition.
The gift of giving: Find out which charities are naughty and nice

The gift of giving: Find out which charities are naughty and nice

If you are making a list of charities to give money to this holiday season — and checking it twice — you should look into which charities are naughty and nice. Charitable giving reached record levels for the third year in a row in 2017 at an estimated $410 billion, and the majority of donations come from individuals, according to the website CharityNavigator.org.
Disputed hospital rezoning request to be heard tonight at Middletown council

Disputed hospital rezoning request to be heard tonight at Middletown council

Middletown City Council will hold a public hearing today on a rezoning request sought by Kettering Health Network for its new facility to enable patient stays of up to 24 hours or more rather than transfer them to other facilities. The hearing is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. during today’s council meeting at the Middletown City Building, 1 Donham Plaza.
Dayton tech firm wins $4.5M investment

Dayton tech firm wins $4.5M investment

A Dayton technology company is celebrating a $4.5 million investment by a New York investment firm. The investment from Hale Capital Partners goes to Dayton-based Tangram Flex, a spin-out from Portland, Ore.-based Galois, Inc. Tangram provides artificial intelligence (AI)-based software development tools focused on protecting government systems.
Dan Foley reflects on successes, shortfalls and unfinished business

Dan Foley reflects on successes, shortfalls and unfinished business

Dan Foley will cast his final votes as a Montgomery County commissioner this afternoon. The Democrat announced in 2017 he would wouldn’t run again for the commission seat and instead set his sights on the Statehouse — a bid that fell 137 votes short in November. Foley has spent almost 25 years in county government.
Report on Wright-Patt false active shooter incident to be released

Report on Wright-Patt false active shooter incident to be released

New findings about the false active shooter incident on Wright-Patterson Air Force Base will be released on Wednesday. Col. Thomas Sherman, 88th Air Base Wing and installation commander, will brief the findings of the Incident Review Board he ordered to examine all aspects of the Aug. 2 active shooter incident that occurred at the Wright-Patt Medical Center.
Dayton Mall-area package scare latest in high-profile bomb squad responses

Dayton Mall-area package scare latest in high-profile bomb squad responses

A suspicious package prompting an investigation by the Dayton Bomb Squad on Monday night near the Dayton Mall was the latest in a series of such incidents in high-traffic locations in the past month. The incident near two restaurants after 7 p.m. led to authorities to not let anyone leave Bravo and Rusty Bucket for more than three hours before the package was determined not to be harmful.
$37,000 of equipment, including semi trailer, stolen from Dayton commercial lot

$37,000 of equipment, including semi trailer, stolen from Dayton commercial lot

More than $37,000 worth of equipment, including a semi trailer, was stolen from a Dayton commercial site, according to a police report. Police responded to the North Irwin Street property around 8:13 p.m. Monday. A 53’ semi trailer, forklift, screw compressor, air compressor and air dryer were among the items listed as stolen. The thefts were reported around 1 p.m. Monday.
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 WHIO. On I-675 south between Indian Ripple and Wilmington Pike, around 5:40 p.m., a crash involving five vehicles is blocking two lanes is causing a major backup.
Crews respond to reported fire at Trotwood apartment building

Crews respond to reported fire at Trotwood apartment building

Firefighters are battling a fire reported in an apartment building on Culzean Drive in Trotwood, according to initial reports.  Crews were dispatched to the complex in the 5900 block of Culzean Drive and initially reported light smoke from the structure. Firefighters later reported heavy smoke was in one unit, according to initial reports.
‘Heroes’ to get discount admission tonight at Clifton Mill lights display

‘Heroes’ to get discount admission tonight at Clifton Mill lights display

Police, firefighters and military members will be honored tonight with discounted admission to the “Heroes Night” at Clifton Mill. Greene County Sheriff Gene Fischer and his family will be on hand to flip the switch, turning on the Legendary Lights of Clifton Mill. First responders will receive $2 off on admission from 5 to 9 p.m.
Cyber defense business bringing more jobs to Mound Business Park

Cyber defense business bringing more jobs to Mound Business Park

Another business will be moving to the Mound Business Park next year. Secure Cyber Defense has agreed to a five-year lease for 5,000 square feet of space at 1390 Vanguard Blvd. effective Jan. 1, Eric Cluxton, president of the Mound Development Corp., said today. The company that works with businesses to prevent cyber attacks has outgrown its current space of 1,900 square feet at 31 S. Second St.
First African American Thunderbirds pilot wins Wright Brothers trophy

First African American Thunderbirds pilot wins Wright Brothers trophy

For retired Gen. Lloyd Newton, flying fighter jets has always been in his blood. Newton, the first African American Thunderbirds pilot, was awarded the Wright Brothers Memorial Trophy during the during the 71st National Aeronautics Association’s Wright Brothers Memorial Dinner in Washington, D.C.
‘Fire show’ comes with dinner at Beavercreek restaurant 

‘Fire show’ comes with dinner at Beavercreek restaurant 

There are dinner shows and there are fire shows.  Osaka Japanese Steakhouse, 2476 Commons Blvd. near Fairfield Commons Mall in Beavercreek, offers both.  In fact, dinner is the fire show.  The hibachi game is strong with the chef at the restaurant that opened eight years ago and is owned by Haidong  Bao and Suimei Lu.
Officeholder ousted in November interested in treasurer’s job

Officeholder ousted in November interested in treasurer’s job

A Montgomery County officeholder without a job come January said he will pursue the treasurer’s position, soon to be open when another Democrat, Carolyn Rice, is sworn into the county commission seat she won in November. For the past 11 years, tax payments have been collected by Rice, who will step down as treasurer Dec. 31.
Nearly 400 new proposed jobs revealed in roadwork application

Nearly 400 new proposed jobs revealed in roadwork application

The Montgomery County Transportation District is seeking more than $9 million in federal or state funds to improve roads leading to the concentration of logistics companies growing near Dayton International Airport. The concept appears on the Dayton Development Coalition-guided annual wish list of projects that could be prioritized for local lobbying efforts.
What are the chances of a White Christmas in Dayton?

What are the chances of a White Christmas in Dayton?

Have you been dreaming of a White Christmas? If so, throughout this article I’ll discuss what it means to have a White Christmas and what our chances are of seeing one this year. By definition, a White Christmas occurs when there’s at least 1 inch of snow on the ground Christmas morning.
18-year-old suffers serious injuries in Shelby County crash

18-year-old suffers serious injuries in Shelby County crash

An 18-year-old Sidney man suffered serious injuries after crashing his car into a semi loaded with scrap metal near New Breman in Shelby County. Emergency crews responded to the accident where the car was on fire at the intersection of state routes 274 and 29 around 6:40 a.m. Initial reports indicated the driver was trapped in the car.
Huber Heights man convicted in federal hate crime case 

Huber Heights man convicted in federal hate crime case 

A 33-year-old Huber Heights man was convicted in U.S. District Court Monday for committing a hate crime after federal authorities said he attacked a man outside a Cincinnati restaurant because the man identified himself as Jewish, according to a release by the U.S. Department of Justice.
Construction limits traffic flow in Centerville area today, tomorrow

Construction limits traffic flow in Centerville area today, tomorrow

Traffic flow will be limited this week on Sheehan Road north of Social Row Road because of construction. Public Works Department officials say that the Randall Residence development contractor has installed the storm sewer and curb along the west side of Sheehan Road, between Social Row Road and the Centerville Schools’ bus garage south of Carrick Drive.
Brown Mouse Christmas Cookies: The most adorable cookies ever

Brown Mouse Christmas Cookies: The most adorable cookies ever

One recipe beat out all others for most adorable cookie entered in this year’s Dayton Daily News Holiday Cookie Contest.  Lee Quellhorst of Centerville was an honorable mention winner with her Brown Mouse Christmas Cookies, based on the book, “How Brown Mouse Kept Christmas,” by Clyde Watson.
Sunny, dry stretch continues before rain returns later this week

Sunny, dry stretch continues before rain returns later this week

Sunshine today Storm system brings rain to end work week  TODAY: Skies are sunny today and it’s generally quiet with temperatures close to seasonable for this time of year, in the lower 40s. WEDNESDAY: Cold and frosty start to the day, we’re in the 20s again. An increase of clouds through the day, so we’ll call it a mix of sun and clouds.
Man accused of shooting at Clay Twp. officers enters pleas

Man accused of shooting at Clay Twp. officers enters pleas

Aaron Mitchell, the Brookville man who shot at Clay Twp. police and the township’s administration building, entered not guilty pleas to criminal charges during his arraignment Tuesday in Montgomery County Common Pleas Court.  The judge ordered Mitchell’s bond to remain at $150,000 and will be placed on electronic monitoring if he released on bail.
Man arrested following Dayton stabbing

Man arrested following Dayton stabbing

UPDATE @ 9:15 a.m.: A man is in custody following a stabbing on Trieschman Avenue early Tuesday morning.Tyrone L. Martin, 34, was arrested on suspicion of felonious assault, according to a Dayton police report. He has not been formally charged. UPDATE @ 3:40 a.
Tipp City man gets 3 years for child sex crime

Tipp City man gets 3 years for child sex crime

A Tipp City man was sentenced Monday to three years in prison for child sex crimes. John Shaddai Maingi, 38, originally was supposed to be sentenced Dec. 11, but Judge Christopher Gee issued a continuance for the hearing so prosecutors could subpoena the teen victim who said she wanted to attend but her mother wouldn’t allow it.
WPAFB Tuesday Weather: Patchy fog, sunny skies continue for the day 

WPAFB Tuesday Weather: Patchy fog, sunny skies continue for the day 

A quiet, but cold start to the day with a few areas of patchy fog possible, according to Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist McCall Vrydaghs. Staying mostly sunny and seasonal for the afternoon with highs around 40 degrees. Mainly clear skies will persist into the night with lows back into the upper 20s.
Champaign County Pet of the Week

Champaign County Pet of the Week

Chaz is a 1½-year-old female domestic short-haired cat who lives in the Teen Room at PAWS. She has been at the shelter since she was 1 day old and while she gets along with other cats, she still dreams of having her own home away from here. Chaz is a playful, spunky girl. She loves to be brushed and petted and will do well in just about any home. She is up to date on vaccinations.
Centerville may repeal ban on panhandling

Centerville may repeal ban on panhandling

The city is introducing a plan that would throw out its panhandling ban. Centerville’s current law prohibits panhandling in a number of places, among them on private property if there’s a no solicitation sign, or if the panhandler did not get permission from the owner.
Suspicious package attached to vehicle prompted scare near Dayton Mall

Suspicious package attached to vehicle prompted scare near Dayton Mall

The suspicious package that prompted a scare near the Dayton Mall Monday night was attached to a car before being removed by a robot, according to police.  The package reported about 7:30 p.m. Monday near Bravo and the Rusty Bucket restaurants caused authorities to keep customers at the restaurants away from their vehicles while the Dayton Bomb Squad assisted Miami Twp.
Miami Valley Hospital Heart and Vascular ICU earns excellence award

Miami Valley Hospital Heart and Vascular ICU earns excellence award

The Heart and Vascular ICU at Miami Valley Hospital has earned their third consecutive silver Beacon Award for Excellence, according to a release. They were recognized by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN). The Heart and Vascular ICU remains the only unit in Dayton to earn this national award with gold, silver and bronze designations, read the release.
Dayton man shocked by $3,600 cellphone bill for service he doesn’t have

Dayton man shocked by $3,600 cellphone bill for service he doesn’t have

A Dayton man was shocked when he received a bill for more than $3,000 for cellphones he did not have. The 60-year-old man met with Dayton police officers around 10 a.m. Monday to report that Verizon Wireless sent him a statement indicating he owed $3,689.59 for an account in his name.
New Clark County Municipal Court judge announced

New Clark County Municipal Court judge announced

Governor John R. Kasich announced the appointment of Stephen A. Schumaker of Springfield to serve as a judge on the Clark County Municipal Court, according to a release. Schumaker will take office on Dec. 28 for the term that will end Jan. 1, 2022. He is replacing Judge Eugene S. Nevius, who resigned, read the release.
Police: Intoxicated man threatens, throws items at dollar store customer

Police: Intoxicated man threatens, throws items at dollar store customer

Multiple businesses and customers called police Sunday evening about an apparently drunken man who was causing a disturbance and threatening customers at a Linden Avenue shopping center. One man told police that the suspect, later identified as 52-year-old Lewis Pullon Jr., confronted him inside the $1.00 Store, 3846 Linden Ave.
Over $1,000 taken during Dayton McDonald’s break-in

Over $1,000 taken during Dayton McDonald’s break-in

A fast-food restaurant was broken into overnight. Police were called around 5:20 a.m. Monday to McDonald’s, 410 S. Main St., after it was broken into, according to a police report. Over $1,000 was taken. No arrests have been made in this incident, the report stated.
Help Miami Twp. police identify theft suspect

Help Miami Twp. police identify theft suspect

The Miami Twp, Montgomery County, Police Department is seeking the public’s help to identify a theft suspect from a local business. The suspect is possibly from the Middletown area. If anyone has any information, contact Detective Todd Comer at 937-531-4066.
102 kids served at Champaign County’s Giving Tree event

102 kids served at Champaign County’s Giving Tree event

Family and Children First Council’s second annual Giving Tree event was held Monday to help those who are in need and to get people in the community to adopt families for Christmas. Families and children in need came to the event to get gifts, see Santa, and enjoy cookies and punch. Each child was provided with a coat, hat, gloves, clothes, and non-perishable items.
Thief smashes into Sammy’s Market in Dayton, grabs lottery tickets

Thief smashes into Sammy’s Market in Dayton, grabs lottery tickets

A thief smashed out a glass door Sunday morning to break into Sammy’s Market in Dayton. Dayton police were called around 1:30 a.m. to an alarm at the business, 3705 Wayne Ave. A plastic shelf with lottery tickets was stolen from the market, according to the Dayton police report.
Local leaders court foreign companies for potential investment here

Local leaders court foreign companies for potential investment here

The Miami Valley already is home to two big names in international trade: Fuyao, the Chinese company that makes automotive windshields, and Honday, the Japanese carmaker that for decades has turned out some of the company’s most popular models here. Now, local economic development agencies are trying to land even more foreign investment, pointing to the success of both Fuyao and Honda.
U.S. Postal Service busiest week begins today; Dates to know

U.S. Postal Service busiest week begins today; Dates to know

Today is the busiest mailing day of the year and time is running out to get your cards and packages to their destination by Christmas. News Center 7s’ Gabrielle Enright was at the Xenia post office with the dates the public needs to know. Two Xenia residents thought they were early enough to miss the crowd.
Centerville police, dispatcher recognized for exemplary response to attempted murder-suicide

Centerville police, dispatcher recognized for exemplary response to attempted murder-suicide

Several police officers and a dispatcher were given a special recognition last week for their exemplary response to an attempted murder-suicide in September. They were commended for stopping a father, who is accused of trying to burn his house down with his children inside. News Center 7’s Sean Cudahy was in Centerville with what the officers did to save lives.
Dayton man pleads no contest in SWAT standoff

Dayton man pleads no contest in SWAT standoff

A man involved in a nearly 10-hour SWAT standoff in Dayton in August pleaded no contest to charges in court Monday. Devin L. Washington, 27, was convicted of obstructing official business, domestic violence and aggravated possession of drugs, according to Montgomery County court documents. The charges were from three separate cases in July and August, but the court opted to consolidate them.
Money magazine names West Chester top place to live in Ohio

Money magazine names West Chester top place to live in Ohio

Money Magazine today announced the top communities in which to live in every state and West Chester Twp. topped the list for Ohio. The new honor is part of the magazine’s list of the Best Place to Live in Every State, which follows the township earning a spot on Money Magazine’s “Best Places to Live in the U.S.” in September.
GM W.A.R.Ns Ohio: 1,607 Lordstown workers to lose jobs

GM W.A.R.Ns Ohio: 1,607 Lordstown workers to lose jobs

Consistent with its previous announcement, General Motors has officially warned Ohio government of massive impending job losses — more than 1,600 of them — in the closing of its Lordstown vehicle assembly plant in Northeastern Ohio. The notice came in a Worker Adjustment Retraining Notice (W.A.R.N) letter.
Greene County firefighter resigns after alleged on-duty OVI incident

Greene County firefighter resigns after alleged on-duty OVI incident

A Beavercreek Twp. firefighter resigned days after he was cited for backing a fire engine into a pillar at a fire station, allegedly while under the influence of alcohol. Todd Lohse, 31, was cited for improper starting/backing and operating a vehicle while under the influence for the Dec. 2 incident at Fire Station No.
Accused moving scam mastermind jailed in Butler County

Accused moving scam mastermind jailed in Butler County

Federal officials say they have arrested one of the alleged masterminds behind a moving company scam accused of ripping off more than 900 people nationwide, including more than 100 in the Tri-State, according to our media partner WCPO-TV. Now that 35-year-old Serghei I. Verlan is in the Butler County jail, one of his alleged victims talked to WCPO.
Dayton Mayor Whaley launches group urging Sen. Brown to run for president

Dayton Mayor Whaley launches group urging Sen. Brown to run for president

Two key Ohio Democrats have launched a committee aimed at “drafting” Sen. Sherrod Brown to run for president in 2020. The Committee to Draft Sherrod Brown for President 2020 — led by Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley and Cleveland attorney Michael Wager — aims to advocate for Brown’s candidacy and talk about Brown’s key message backing the “dignity of work.
Crash causes damage to garage, Christmas decorations in Kettering

Crash causes damage to garage, Christmas decorations in Kettering

A medical issue is being investigated as a possible cause of a crash that damaged a garage in Kettering Monday afternoon.  Crews were dispatched to a home in the 2200 block of East Whipp Road in Kettering around 1:30 p.m. on reports of a crash involving a structure.
Ohio celebrates Wright Brothers: ‘Thanks for the wind, North Carolina’

Ohio celebrates Wright Brothers: ‘Thanks for the wind, North Carolina’

On a windy morning in December 1903, Wilbur and Orville Wright changed history when they became the first to fly “an air machine” for just 12 seconds. Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and state officials celebrated the 115th anniversary of the brothers’ first flight with a ceremony at the Wright Memorial atop Wright Brothers Hill on Monday.
Huber Heights council selects ousted councilwoman’s replacement by unanimous vote

Huber Heights council selects ousted councilwoman’s replacement by unanimous vote

Don Webb has been appointed as the new Ward 2 council member with a unanimous 7-0 vote, according to Mayor Jeff Gore. Webb, who has lived in the city 44 years, was twice appointed to the Huber Heights planning commission. He is a Delphi retiree and formerly managed a Harley-Davidson dealership.
Gingerdoodles: Sweet and spicy combo makes a great holiday cookie

Gingerdoodles: Sweet and spicy combo makes a great holiday cookie

Combining two popular cookies, gingersnaps and snickerdoodles, into one delightful treat is a holiday winner.  Shirley Johns of Versailles won honorable mention in the 2018 Dayton Daily News Holiday Cookie Contest for her take on Gingerdoodles, a sweet and spicy cookie.
Man facing felony charges after police find marijuana in Sidney home

Man facing felony charges after police find marijuana in Sidney home

One man is facing felony charges after police found a “large amount” of marijuana in a Sidney home. Sidney and Piqua officers executed a search warrant in the 300 block of South Miami Avenue Monday, according to Sidney police. Donte Jelks, 27, was arrested for possession of drugs and tampering with evidence. He is being held in the Shelby County Jail.
Middletown man charged in crash that killed Rumpke worker arraigned

Middletown man charged in crash that killed Rumpke worker arraigned

A Middletown man charged with aggravated vehicular homicide for a crash that killed a Rumpke employee last summer was arraigned today. Brian Jankovich, 41, of Central Avenue, appeared in Butler County Common Pleas where Judge Greg Stephens released him on his own recognizance and ordered he wear an ankle monitor.
Dayton bakery open less than 5 months named ‘Best Pie Shop in Ohio’ 

Dayton bakery open less than 5 months named ‘Best Pie Shop in Ohio’ 

A family-owned Dayton bakery that opened its doors less than five months ago, on July 31, has been named as the “Best Pie Shop in Ohio.”  USA Today and its editorial-content partner 24/7 Wall Street bestowed that honor in a Saturday, Dec. 15 post on USAToday.com to Partial to Pie, the pie bakery at 200 Shroyer Road in Dayton.
Source of strange odor in Greene County still a mystery

Source of strange odor in Greene County still a mystery

The cause of a strange smell reported throughout Greene County Friday has not been determined, according to dispatch. Dispatch received multiple reports of bad odor in the county Friday afternoon, but weren’t able to find an exact location. The smell was reported in Beavercreek, Sugarcreek Twp. and Bellbrook. The odor reportedly smelled like manure.
Iconic Dayton pretzel now has its own beer 

Iconic Dayton pretzel now has its own beer 

One of Dayton’s most iconic businesses is teaming up with one of its newest to honor a Gem City queen. Branch & Bone Artisan Ales, 905 Wayne Ave., will celebrate the release of its new beer Pretzel Queen from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19, co-owner Brett Smith said.  The beer is the result of a partnership with Smales Pretzel Bakery, nearby at 210 Xenia Ave.
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