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1 hospitalized after mobile home fire in Clark County

UPDATE @ 3:15 a.m: One person was transported to an area hospital after a fire occurred at a mobile home in South Vienna early Thursday morning. Fire crews responded to the 10000 block of Buena Vista Road just after 2 a.m. on a fully involved trailer fire, according to initial reports. Damage estimates were not immediately available, however, officials said damage to the inside of the trailer...


Good Samaritan Hospital employee finds stolen gun behind ceiling panel

Good Samaritan Hospital employee finds stolen gun behind ceiling panel

A Good Samaritan Hospital maintenance worker discovered a stolen handgun hidden behind ceiling tiles in the emergency room bathroom last month, according to police records. A Dayton police report did not reveal if police know how the gun — a loaded Smith & Wesson .40 caliber pistol reported to Trotwood police as stolen in March — made it inside the ceiling of the soon-to-be-closed hospital...
Tree brings down line, breaks power pole, knocks out power in Dayton neighborhood

Tree brings down line, breaks power pole, knocks out power in Dayton neighborhood

As many as 68 Dayton Power & Light customers will be without service at least until late tonight because of a fallen tree that took down a line and broke a power pole in the 1900 block of Weaver Street in Dayton.  "We've got some extensive repairs we have to make," said Tom Tatham, DP&L operations director.  The first call about the outage came in about 5:50 p.m., he said. ...
Family who loses 2 children in I-70 crash last year welcomes new baby

Family who loses 2 children in I-70 crash last year welcomes new baby

A family with ties to Beavercreek and Kettering involved in a deadly crash last year that claimed two young children have welcomed a new family member. One year ago today, 1-year-old Finley and 5-year-old Brennen Bereda were killed when a semi hit their family’s van on Interstate 70 in Indiana. Since the tragedy, the family who now live in Illinois, has welcomed Asher Brennen Bereda, who was...
1 reported injured 5-vehicle crash on state Route 4 in Bath Twp., Greene County

1 reported injured 5-vehicle crash on state Route 4 in Bath Twp., Greene County

One person has been taken to a hospital from a five-vehicle accident on state Route 4 North in the area of Huffman MetroPark. The person taken to a hospital had to be extricaed from the wreckage, which has caused the Ohio State Highway Patrol to shut down the section of highway until further notice.  The accident was dispatched just before 6 p.m.  We will update this developing report. ...
University of Cincinnati buys Kettering Health reproductive practice

University of Cincinnati buys Kettering Health reproductive practice

Kettering Health Network’s reproductive health practice has been acquired by UC Health. The academic health system run by University of Cincinnati will manage the Kettering fertility practice starting Oct. 1. UC Health Center for Reproductive Health – Kettering will maintain its current location in Kettering Medical Center’s Physician Office Building. MORE: Meet Kroger’s new...
Employees remember Good Sam as a place that felt ‘like home.’ These are their stories.

Employees remember Good Sam as a place that felt ‘like home.’ These are their stories.

Good Samaritan President Eloise Broner said that a decade ago, when she first had the opportunity to work at the hospital, she asked former president Jim Pancoast what she should expect. “I will always remember his response. He said to me, ‘You will be there for one week and it will feel like home. It is a family.’ I will tell you no truer words have ever been spoken,” she...
Can you ID Dayton bike thieves?

Can you ID Dayton bike thieves?

Police are asking for the public’s help to identify three suspects stealing bicycles. The bike thieves took two bikes in the 300 block of West First Street over a two-day span July 11 and July 12, according to a release from Dayton police. All three suspects appear to be younger males. One was wearing a black tank top, black shorts and black shoes. The second was wearing a white tank top, had...
After a dead body is found in a Sugarcreek Twp. hallway, state investigators are asked to help

After a dead body is found in a Sugarcreek Twp. hallway, state investigators are asked to help

State investigators are assisting Sugarcreek Twp. police as they investigate a fatal shooting that led to a police pursuit early Wednesday morning. A suspect has not been named, no arrests have been announced and police are not releasing many details about what happened. The Greene County Coroner’s Office identified the victim of the fatal shooting at Cedar Trail Apartments as 29-year-old Byron...
Police lip sync battle: Which Butler County officers did it better?

Police lip sync battle: Which Butler County officers did it better?

Two Butler County law enforcement agencies have released lip sync challenge videos this week. Now the question is: Which is the better performer — the Middletown Police Department or the Butler County Sheriff's Office? And will any other departments take on the challenge? Middletown Police Chief Rodney Muterspaw said numerous people, after watching other public safety departments post lip sync...
Butler County residents showcase their elaborate model train layouts this weekend

Butler County residents showcase their elaborate model train layouts this weekend

An Oxford couple is among those opening their backyard this weekend to showcase elaborate model railroad layouts. Allan and Liz Pantle have been working on the Midwestern and Rainbow Tunnel Railroad in their yard since 2006. The garden includes 500 feet of track snaking over 2,500 square feet of land. Scaled up to real life, that’s over three miles of track. The trains will pass through rail...
Middletown police call shooting a homicide; coroner’s office silent on official ruling

Middletown police call shooting a homicide; coroner’s office silent on official ruling

Middletown detectives say Saturday’s shooting is being investigated as a homicide, but the Butler County Coroner’s Office has yet to make an official ruling despite completing an autopsy. MORE: At least 2 Middletown council member not in favor of proposed tax hike for road repairs Police were dispatched at about 2:20 p.m. Saturday to a report of shots fired in the 600 block of 16th Avenue...
On-ramp to I-675 N & S in Fairborn, from base Area B, reopens after crash

On-ramp to I-675 N & S in Fairborn, from base Area B, reopens after crash

UPDATE @ 4:56 p.m.:  The on-ramp has reopened. UPDATE @ 4:35 p.m.: One lane on the ramp to I-675 North and South, from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Area B, has reopened. Three people have been taken to a hospital following a single-vehicle rollover crash on I-675 near Col. Glenn Highway, according to the Ohio Highway State Patrol. All three victims have been taken to Miami Valley hospital...
At least 2 Middletown council members not in favor of proposed tax hike for road repairs

At least 2 Middletown council members not in favor of proposed tax hike for road repairs

Middletown City Council may raise the city’s income tax by 0.25 percent for 10 years to help pay for street repairs, but at least two council members say they will not support such a proposal. MORE: Middletown considers income tax hike to pay for road repairs Mayor Larry Mulligan has proposed the tax increase, which received a first reading at Tuesday’s council meeting. If council approves...
Consultants express staffing, overcrowding concerns about Montgomery County Jail

Consultants express staffing, overcrowding concerns about Montgomery County Jail

Independent consultants described serious staffing problems at the Montgomery County Jail to an advisory group Tuesday. Brad Sassatelli and George Vose, consultants from CGL Companies, based their findings on interviews with staff, a tour of the facilities and jail records. The Montgomery County Jail Justice Advisory Committee, which was formed in March 2017 in response to several civil rights lawsuits...
This local district is in the final stages of a $72M school building project. Here’s what’s new.

This local district is in the final stages of a $72M school building project. Here’s what’s new.

Lebanon is in the final stages of a multi-year, $72 million school building project. Work will be done when the old elementary, where the school district offices are located, is demolished. The district offices will be moved to a renovated section of another old school, formerly the high school and then Lebanon Junior High, on Miller Road. “The project this community supported should last for...
Injured combat veterans to skydive in Middletown this weekend

Injured combat veterans to skydive in Middletown this weekend

Injured combat veterans and the families of fallen heroes will descend over Start Skydiving in Middletown during a tandem skydiving event this weekend. The wounded warriors and fallen hero families will be tandem skydiving with members of the elite Team Fastrax professional skydiving team. There will also be a hot air balloon launch with honored warriors and a HUGE 7,800 sq. ft. American Flag demonstration...
Opinion: Parents are a big part of the solution for DPS

Opinion: Parents are a big part of the solution for DPS

Don’t negate the power of parents. Parents can give you insight on the needs of their child. Nobody else can tell you that better than the parents, right? Aside from the student. I’ve seen so many schools where, when they let parents devise parent training programs that’s when they get greater buy-in because that’s when parents know they have a voice in that school —...
5 questions answered about the future of Dayton Public Schools

5 questions answered about the future of Dayton Public Schools

Staff writer Josh Sweigart looks at what is wrong with the Dayton Public Schools, which have been at or near the bottom of state test rankings for years and whose problems are a weight on the larger region. This is the first of many stories to come. Follow the project on our Facebook pages and on The Path Forward web page, and share your ideas. » THE PATH FORWARD: DAYTON SCHOOLS: ...
Dayton man arrested after attempted hit-and-run for warrant, drug possession

Dayton man arrested after attempted hit-and-run for warrant, drug possession

A Dayton man was arrested Tuesday after he crashed a vehicle into a dumpster and attempted to flee, according to a Dayton police report. Eli D. Price, 37, was reportedly arrested on a warrant for trespassing along with suspicion of drug possession, illegal occupancy of a public place, unauthorized use of a vehicle and probation violation, according to Montgomery County Jail records. According to the...
Mother of missing Miamisburg woman working to raise funds for reward offer

Mother of missing Miamisburg woman working to raise funds for reward offer

Funds are being raised to offer a reward for information on the whereabouts of a missing Miamisburg woman who has been the focus of multi-day searches involving federal, state and local investigators. An account has been created in hopes of discovering the location of Chelsey Coe, who police said they have reason to believe disappeared in June 2017. RELATED: Mother of missing woman surprised by police...
Lane closures planned along Ohio 129 starting today

Lane closures planned along Ohio 129 starting today

The right lanes of east and west Ohio 129 over Mauds Hughes Road in Liberty Twp. will be closed nightly from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Wednesday, July 18, through Friday, July 20. MORE: Residents are tired of drivers speeding along this road. Here’s what the city plans to do. The lane closures are necessary for scheduled bridge repair work, according to the Ohio Department of Transportation. Traffic...
Police seek suspect who broke into Forterra Pipe in Dayton

Police seek suspect who broke into Forterra Pipe in Dayton

Police are searching for a male suspect who broke into a manufacturing facility and stole an electric chop saw early Tuesday morning, according to a Dayton police report. Police were dispatched around 8:40 a.m. to Forterra Pipe on North Gettysburg Avenue on a report of a breaking and entering. The plant’s manager told police that someone had broken into the facility around 12:45 a.m., and that...
Vandals cause $2,000 in damage to Riverside baseball concession stand

Vandals cause $2,000 in damage to Riverside baseball concession stand

A group of teenagers are reportedly responsible for more than $2,000 worth of damage to a Riverside baseball league concession stand. The suspects squeezed though a vent in the ceiling to break in to the concession stand Monday night, according to Riverside Amateur Baseball Association Vice President Amanda Edens. “Just pure devastation,” she said. “Completely — everything&rsquo...
Woman puts kittens in trash, says neighborhood overrun with cats

Woman puts kittens in trash, says neighborhood overrun with cats

A woman who said her neighborhood was overrun with cats tossed kittens into her garbage can, according to a Dayton police report. An officer was dispatched around 10:55 p.m. Tuesday to the 500 block of Lone Pine Lane. The officer made contact with a Lone Pine resident about the kittens and the woman said she put them in the garbage, read the report. The woman reportedly claimed that the neighborhood...
Ohio Burger King restaurant gives free burgers to dog dying of cancer

Ohio Burger King restaurant gives free burgers to dog dying of cancer

A Burger King location in Ohio wanted to help a dog dying of cancer enjoy his last days. A Toledo man’s post on Twitter went viral after he shared the story of his dying dog, Cody. The dog was diagnosed with cancer, and was given one to three months to live. The owner has gone to Burger King every day to get the dog a plain hamburger to eat along with his many medications. When an employee heard...
5 new construction projects that will transform Dayton region 

5 new construction projects that will transform Dayton region 

The new CareSource building under construction in downtown Dayton will be named after retiring CEO Pamela Morris. The new six-story building will be named the Pamela Morris Center to honor the legacy of the founding chief executive at the nonprofit insurer. READ MORE Miami Valley Hospital has purchased two parcels of Miami Twp. land totaling nearly 12 acres near Austin Landing...
Good Sam civil rights complaint: 5 things to know

Good Sam civil rights complaint: 5 things to know

The civil rights complaint about Good Samaritan Hospital closing is being investigated by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Here’s five things to know about the story so far and what’s next. When a complaint is filed with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the department’s Office of Civil Rights first reviews whether it has the legal authority to investigate...
Local site could be selected for federal driverless car designation

Local site could be selected for federal driverless car designation

When the Obama administration designated its first 10 pilot sites for testing of automated vehicle technologies in January 2017, a 4,500-acre facility in East Liberty was not on the list. This week, five Republican lawmakers and a handful of state senators including Senate President Larry Obhof, R–Ashtabula, held a press conference on Capitol Hill with a united message: Rethink that decision...
Xenia police surround home, arrest man following domestic violence incident

Xenia police surround home, arrest man following domestic violence incident

A 39-year-old man arrested following a short standoff in the 400 block of East Church Street remains behind bars tonight. Devon Darnell Edwards was booked into the Greene County Jail on suspicion of domestic violence and assault, both misdemeanors, according to online jail records. Xenia police and sheriff’s deputies surrounded a home on East Church Street this morning after a report of a domestic...
Wright State issues layoff notices: 5 things to know

Wright State issues layoff notices: 5 things to know

Wright State University is beginning to issue layoff notices this week, part of the school’s continued effort to address its budget problems. The layoffs have long been expected but this week the public learned more details about the scope and timing of position eliminations. Here are five things to know about the most recent layoffs at Wright State. The university will be issuing 26 layoff...
TODAY: Aging and Technology Expo to help seniors navigate tech

TODAY: Aging and Technology Expo to help seniors navigate tech

As apps, gadgets and delivery services continue to add more convenience to many lives, senior citizens may struggle to stay afloat in the sea of new technology.  In an effort to help seniors explore and navigate ways technology can help them, the Greene County Council on Aging is hosting the 2018 Aging and Technology Expo.  The Expo is today at the Greene County Fairgrounds assembly building...
Austin Landing honoring wounded veterans, Gold Star families with events this week

Austin Landing honoring wounded veterans, Gold Star families with events this week

Austin Landing will honor wounded veterans and Gold Star families on Thursday and Friday. A Jeep parade will start at the Hilton Garden Inn at about 6 p.m. Thursday. About 100 Wounded Warriors and Gold Star families will be at Austin Landing all weekend. RELATED: A guide to the best and worst veterans charities On Friday, the mixed retail complex in Miami Twp. will host a Warrior Weekend Hot Rod Happy...
Harry Potter festival coming to Ohio

Harry Potter festival coming to Ohio

The magical world of Harry Potter is coming to Ohio. Ohio-Made Getaways is hosting “A Magical Getaway: Celebrating Potter Palooza” in Lancaster on Aug. 3 and 4. Fairfield County District Library’s community-wide celebration of 20 years of Harry Potter is a two-day getaway with plenty of fun activities for wizards and muggles of all ages. Lancaster is less than two hours from Dayton...
New restaurant coming to Hamilton’s Lindenwald neighborhood

New restaurant coming to Hamilton’s Lindenwald neighborhood

A new entry in Hamilton’s restaurant scene is set to make its debut in a spot recently vacated by a longtime family restaurant. Dean’s Grill, a restaurant offering American and Mediterranean cuisine, will open in the coming few months at 2535 Pleasant Ave. in Hamilton’s Lindenwald neighborhood at the former site of Lindenwald Station, which opened its new location last week in Fairfield...
Taking flight: Air taxi and delivery drone research awards are made

Taking flight: Air taxi and delivery drone research awards are made

A research network that includes Wright State University, the University of Dayton Research Institute and Sinclair Community College awarded $6.3 million to four teams to support research into air taxis and delivery drones, the network has announced. Funding was awarded under the network’s “Sustaining Ohio’s Aeronautical Readiness and Innovation in the Next Generation (SOARING) initiative...
Police need your help after shooting in Richmond, Indiana

Police need your help after shooting in Richmond, Indiana

Police responded Tuesday to a report of a male shot by an unknown person in Richmond, Indiana. The Richmond Police Department responded around 6:30 p.m. to the Reid Health Hospital for the shooting victim. A press release from the police department confirmed that Alexander Irwin was shot while he was staying at a residence in the 200 block of North 17th Street. The residence was searched for evidence...
Dayton man arrested on 19 child porn related charges

Dayton man arrested on 19 child porn related charges

A Dayton man was arrested Tuesday on 19 counts connected to child pornography, according to court records. Jeff McDonald, 62, was arrested on a warrant at his home on John Glenn Street in Dayton. McDonald was accused of reproducing and possessing videos and photos of child pornography, which were being stored on an SD card, according to records. McDonald faces 18 counts of pandering sexually oriented...
2 Ohio museums, including Air Force Museum, near the top of best U.S. museums list

2 Ohio museums, including Air Force Museum, near the top of best U.S. museums list

It takes an incredible amount of time, effort and money to put together an entire museum. That makes Ohio pretty spoiled considering we have two of the very best in the nation.  Business Insider Magazine named the “The 25 best museums in America,” in order and coming in at number 11 was our very own National Museum of the USAF.  Almost topping the entire list was our...
Timothy’s expansion, inside and out, is complete

Timothy’s expansion, inside and out, is complete

Interior and energy-related renovation work at Timothy’s Bar on Brown Street is now complete. Recall that last year, a building permit was filed with the city of Dayton for $300,000 in alterations at the 1818 Brown St. building. Recent work on the favorite University of Dayton bar and hangout included a second-floor lounge area, a new front patio, high efficiency lighting, windows, HVAC and...
Cincinnati Zoo offering $1 admission to guests Wednesday

Cincinnati Zoo offering $1 admission to guests Wednesday

Admission to the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is just $1 Wednesday for the Macy’s Kid’s Cultures, Critters and Crafts festival in Cincinnati.  Everyone gets into the zoo located at 3400 Vine St. for just $1, but parking is still $10, according to the zoo’s website. Large crowds and delays for parking are expected because of the deal, according to the website. The festival...
Is the Dayton Air Show the best in the country? Vote for top 10 air shows

Is the Dayton Air Show the best in the country? Vote for top 10 air shows

Is the Vectren Dayton Air Show the best air show in the U.S.? It could be in the top 10, according to a reader survey by USA Today. The news organization is asking readers to vote for the best air shows in the U.S. Readers have until Monday at noon to cast their votes. As of Wednesday morning, the Vectren Dayton Air Show landed at No. 4 on the current leaderboard. MCAS Cherry Point Air Show in...
Residents are tired of drivers speeding on this road. Here’s what city council plans to do.

Residents are tired of drivers speeding on this road. Here’s what city council plans to do.

Motorists who travel on Beal Road will find Franklin police more visible in the coming weeks. Several residents of Beal Road told city council Monday they have seen an increase in motorists exceeding the 35 mph speed limit. Residents also complained about motorists not stopping at the stop sign at Gorsuch and Beal roads. MORE: Financial watchdog for speed camera case would be ‘death knell&rsquo...
U.S. Air Force was paying $10K to replace an airplane toilet seat cover through 2017

U.S. Air Force was paying $10K to replace an airplane toilet seat cover through 2017

Until recently, the United States Air Force was paying $10,000 to replace a toilet seat cover on certain aircraft. Will Roper, assistant secretary of the Air Force for acquisition, technology and logistics, in May said the military was paying $10,000 to replace toilet seat covers on certain military planes, according to a June letter written by Sen. Chuck Grassley, an Iowa Republican. Though...
Ohio State raised more than $600 million in donations last year

Ohio State raised more than $600 million in donations last year

For the first time in its history Ohio State University has raised more than $600 million in one year OSU closed out fiscal year 2018 on June 30 bringing in $601.8 million in donations to education, medicine, research and innovation at the college. The hundreds of millions in donations —which included more than $438.6 million in cash —represents a new record for Ohio State. » RELATED...
Hamilton public meeting question: To arm or not arm school staffers

Hamilton public meeting question: To arm or not arm school staffers

Arming school staffers – the summer’s most discussed school topic throughout Butler County school systems — will next be the focus of a public town hall meeting tonight in Hamilton. The public forum is co-sponsored by Hamilton City Police and comes in the wake of school officials’ recent announcement they are considering arming some school teachers and staffers as part of an...
A Dayton native is getting national attention for developing a unique college-themed hotel chain

A Dayton native is getting national attention for developing a unique college-themed hotel chain

A Dayton native has founded a chain of college-themed hotels and is profiled this week in the New York Times. Ben Weprin, 40, now of Chicago, founded AJ Capital Partners and serves as chief executive the Chicago real estate company, according to the story in the Times. The chain of boutique hotels, called Graduate Hotels, launched in 2014 and are located near college campuses. They “cater to...
These Greene County voters will decide on up to 6 tax issues in November. Here’s what they would do.

These Greene County voters will decide on up to 6 tax issues in November. Here’s what they would do.

Up to six tax issues are expected to be on the ballot for Xenia voters in November. Five of the tax issues are countywide, including a 20-year, 1.03-mill bond issue to build a new Greene County Career Center at U.S. 68 and U.S. 35 in Xenia. Xenia council members are expected to vote later this month on placing a 10-year, 3.5-mill levy to fund street repairs and maintenance on the November ballot as...
Active shooter training planned to help participants share skills with others

Active shooter training planned to help participants share skills with others

A two-day active shooter training course is scheduled for September to teach participants how to respond to serious incidents and share those skills. RELATED: Increased school safety measures starting in West Carrollton The Training Instructor Certification Course will be held Sept. 20-21 at Moraine Heights Baptist Church, 5661 Munger Road, according to Miami Twp., which is teaming up with the ALICE...
To continue growing, the Cornerstone of Centerville area could use a big new item: A water tower

To continue growing, the Cornerstone of Centerville area could use a big new item: A water tower

Dozens of acres could be developed in and around the Cornerstone of Centerville and Sugarcreek Twp., but a bigger water supply will be needed before that happens. Greene County is in negotiations to acquire property for a new water tower to serve the new homes and businesses popping up in Sugarcreek Twp. near the border with Centerville. “This has been an ongoing issue in that area for some...
Higher health care bills force Butler County to spend $3 million more

Higher health care bills force Butler County to spend $3 million more

Unusually high health insurance claims have forced the addition of $2.8 million to the county’s self-insurance reserve for this year, and rate hikes could go up as much as 15 percent next year, according to officials. Butler County Administrator Charlie Young said the county needed to build back up reserves in the self-insurance fund because claims last year and so far this year ran higher than...
Air Quality alert issued for some today; stormy pattern developing to end the week 

Air Quality alert issued for some today; stormy pattern developing to end the week 

Air Quality Alert issued for Butler, Warren County from 6 a.m.-9 p.m. today Temps on the rise to end the week  Much needed rain arrives Friday, lingers into weekend THURSDAY: Butler and Warren counties are under a Air Quality Alert from 6 a.m. until 9 p.m. Mostly sunny skies are expected with some increase in clouds late in the day and evening. It will be warmer with highs reaching into the middle...
The International Space Station will fly over Dayton this week

The International Space Station will fly over Dayton this week

The International Space Station is circling the Earth every 90 minutes! You don’t need a telescope to find the ISS, just knowledge of when it will be visible in your area. In Dayton, the ISS will be visible to the naked eye two more times through Friday. Thursday at 11:11 p.m., the ISS will be about 48 degrees above the horizon and will travel from the west/southwest to the northeast in about...
Semi driver cited in SB I-75 crash in Miami County that sends 2 to hospital

Semi driver cited in SB I-75 crash in Miami County that sends 2 to hospital

A semi driver was cited in a two-vehicle crash on Interstate 75 that sent two people to the hospital and shut down southbound lanes for about two hours. Crews were dispatched just after 11 p.m. to I-75, just south of the state Route 571 exit near the border with Montgomery County. The truck struck a car while changing lanes, according to a trooper with the Ohio State Highway Patrol. The driver was...
WPAFB Wednesday Weather: Cooler temps, low humidity continue midweek

WPAFB Wednesday Weather: Cooler temps, low humidity continue midweek

WRIGHT PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE—Nice weather continues into midweek with slightly cooler temperatures, said Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell. Humidity levels will also remain low through this afternoon under mostly sunny skies. Highs will top out in the lower 80s. Dry weather is in the forecast Thursday with temperatures rebounding into the middle 80s. Rain chances increase by...
No arrests in fatal shooting at Sugarcreek Twp. apartment complex

No arrests in fatal shooting at Sugarcreek Twp. apartment complex

UPDATE @ 4:50 p.m.:  A number of people have been questioned, and BCI agents will be conducting additional interviews, but no arrests have been made at this time, Jill Del Greco, public information officer - communications for Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, said in a statement. Evidence collected at the scene has been submitted to the BCI crime lab, she said. The Greene County Coroner&rsquo...
Enon police officer released from jail in Perry Twp. stabbing; 2nd man still detained

Enon police officer released from jail in Perry Twp. stabbing; 2nd man still detained

The investigation continues into a stabbing in Perry Twp. late Tuesday night that left a woman in critical condition: Dwight Richard, a part-time Enon police officer arrested in the incident, is no longer in jail Tyler Minton, also arrested, remained in jail Wednesday night The woman, who was stabbed in the neck, was taken to Miami Valley Hospital UPDATE @ 10:25 p.m.: Dwight Richard, 49, the...
Principal backs out 5 minutes before hiring; Hill now to lead Belmont

Principal backs out 5 minutes before hiring; Hill now to lead Belmont

Dayton Public Schools intended to wrap up its major reshuffling of school principals Tuesday night, but the new principal of Belmont High School backed out of the job minutes before the school board was about to approve his hiring. Superintendent Elizabeth Lolli said Toron Wooldridge, who has served as a principal in the Houston, Texas, school district, had been a very good candidate to become principal...
18-year-old jailed in Memorial Day slaying of Sinclair College student 

18-year-old jailed in Memorial Day slaying of Sinclair College student 

An 18-year-old remains in jail on charges of murder and several underlying felonies in the May death of a 19-year-old Sinclair College student shot to death in the garage of his parents’ home in Huber Heights.  Tylin Christopher Watson is accused of killing Sorin Farcas, 19, who was shot in the head at the residence in the 7300 block of Charnwood Drive about 3 a.m. on Memorial Day. At...
UPDATED: Reported water rescue in Greene County a training exercise

UPDATED: Reported water rescue in Greene County a training exercise

UPDATE @ 8:04 p.m.: The report of a water rescue on Shawnee Lake in Greene County is a training exercise, fire officials tell us. A water rescue has occurred at Shawnee Lake, in Greene County's New Jasper Twp., for one victim who may have suffered a cardiac event.  CareFlight has been put on standby. The incident was dispatched about 7:15 p.m.  We're hearing that the victim, believed to...
Fentanyl, heroin, cocaine, meth, pot seized, 3 arrested in Dayton drug raid

Fentanyl, heroin, cocaine, meth, pot seized, 3 arrested in Dayton drug raid

Detectives seized a large amount of fentanyl, heroin, cocaine, crystal meth, crack cocaine and marijuana today during a raid that also netted three arrests. The raid at 425 Clifton Drive in Dayton ended a long-term drug trafficking investigation, according to the Montgomery County Regional Agencies Narcotics and Gun Enforcement task force. Two firearms and several thousand dollars cash also were seized...
Springboro school board awards new superintendent, treasurer contracts

Springboro school board awards new superintendent, treasurer contracts

The Springboro Board of Education is scheduled to meet tonight to approve a three-year contract with the district’s superintendent and a five-year contract with the treasurer. The board is expected to approve the new contracts after terminating existing contracts with Superintendent Daniel Schroer and Treasurer Terrah Floyd. Search for public salaries in the region “The only change is...
Feedwire Road crash victim ‘brought people together’

Feedwire Road crash victim ‘brought people together’

The 22-year-old victim of a Feedwire Road fatal accident was “a real good kid” who “everybody loved” according to the mother of a close friend. Tracey Hogan, mother of Josh Hogan, recalled Evan Henry-Singleton’s positive nature and constant smile. The Centerville man’s life was cut short early Monday morning after he drove into a tree and ended up in a...
Homicide victim found shot to death in Dayton home ID’d

Homicide victim found shot to death in Dayton home ID’d

A 67-year-old Dayton man was found fatally shot inside his home Tuesday afternoon in the 2600 block of East Fifth Street, Dayton police Lt. Jason Hall said. A friend found the victim, identified as Charles Hayes, dead in the home, and called 911 around 3:15 p.m. “Detectives are actively working trying to locate witnesses, trying to determine a motive ...,” Hall said.  The victim has...
Lois Kingsley was ‘walking encyclopedia’ of Fairfield history

Lois Kingsley was ‘walking encyclopedia’ of Fairfield history

Lois Kingsley made a big difference in the beautification of Fairfield. She was one of the architects of the gardens at the Elisha Morgan Mansion, a member of the Fairfield Historical Society, active with the Four Seasons Garden Club, a contributor to the Friends of Elisha Morgan, and the driving force behind a beautification project at the Fairfield Post Office. Kingsley died Sunday. She was 80....
Crews rescue 2, dogs, 2 cats and 5 kittens from Moraine house fire

Crews rescue 2, dogs, 2 cats and 5 kittens from Moraine house fire

Fire inspectors are still investigating the cause of the fire, according to Moraine fire. The cost of damage is currently unknown. A neighbor spotted a fire coming from a garage and alerted a man and his grandson to get out of the house. The occupants had to rush out and leave their pets behind, but Moraine firefighters were able to rescue two dogs, two cats and five kittens. Damages were extensive...
Montgomery County Common Pleas Court names new administrator

Montgomery County Common Pleas Court names new administrator

Steven C. Hollon was named the new administrator for the Montgomery County Common Pleas Court’s general division, according to a news release. Hollon will begin Aug. 1, 2018 and will replace Jim Dare, who is retiring after 34 years of service in different court roles. MORE POPULAR STORIES: Mayor Whaley calls for delay in Good Samaritan demolition in wake of federal investigation The release...
Miamisburg to restrict cell towers for 5G mobile technology

Miamisburg to restrict cell towers for 5G mobile technology

Restrictions on small cell phone towers have been approved by Miamisburg City Council. Limits on locations on heights for the towers are among the guidelines approved in the 5-0 vote. The restrictions go into effect immediately, city officials said. Legislation regulating the 5G mobile technology facilities is an issue several area communities – Centerville, Kettering and Springboro, among them...
Wright State to start issuing layoff notices to 26 employees this week

Wright State to start issuing layoff notices to 26 employees this week

Wright State University will begin laying off 26 employees this week in a new round of budget cuts for the school. Affected employees will be notified this week and next week, according to an email sent to faculty and staff by Wright State’s Human Resources Department that was obtained by this news organization. In June, president Cheryl Schrader said that as many as 40 employees could be terminated...
Dayton mayor: Don’t demolish Good Sam during investigation

Dayton mayor: Don’t demolish Good Sam during investigation

Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley has asked Premier Health to not start any demolition of Good Samaritan Hospital while a federal investigator examines whether the closure of the hospital is a civil rights violation. Premier, which operates the northwest Dayton hospital, is planning to close the ER at noon on Thursday and the main campus at 12:01 a.m. July 23., shutting down the hospital about seven months...
Ross Schools now out of school security tax group

Ross Schools now out of school security tax group

It appears one of the Butler County school districts that previously announced it would be part of a school security tax levy has now redrawn. Officials with Ross Schools said Tuesday the district will not join five others in placing a 1.5-mill school security tax hike on the fall ballot. MORE: Some Butler County school districts band together to put security tax hike on ballot Scott Gates, superintendent...
New equipment will continue increasing focus on preventing cancer in firefighters

New equipment will continue increasing focus on preventing cancer in firefighters

Increasing attention to cancer diagnoses in current and former firefighters has led to recent national legislation and caused local departments to seek new equipment for protection. On July 9, President Donald Trump signed a law that requires the Center for Disease Control and Prevention to develop and maintain a voluntary registry of firefighters with cancer. The Firefighter Cancer Registry...
Officials want a new entertainment district on this site off I-75 with a major demolition planned

Officials want a new entertainment district on this site off I-75 with a major demolition planned

West Carrollton officials are aiming to demolish Carrollton Plaza this fall with the goal of redeveloping the site just off Interstate 75 as a cornerstone for a multi-million dollar entertainment district. The city has hired an engineering firm to oversee the tearing down of structures, including the former Roberds site, on the 13.75 acres the city bought last year as part of a $3.2 million project...
Sugarcreek Twp. road extended to access new apartments, development 

Sugarcreek Twp. road extended to access new apartments, development 

Temporary stop signs will be going up at the new intersection of Center Point Drive and Clyo Road. Center Point Drive has been extended behind Walmart off Wilmington Pike and now connects to Clyo; the new roadway is expected to be open to traffic by the end of this month, according to Sugarcreek Twp. Administrator Barry Tiffany. A traffic signal is scheduled to be installed in September but temporary...
74-year-old Springfield man reported missing

74-year-old Springfield man reported missing

Springfield police are seeking the public’s help to find a missing 74-year-old man with Parkinson’s disease. Jack W. Dietsch, 74, of Springfield, was last seen Monday, according to a press release. He reportedly left for a doctor’s appointment at 1:30 p.m. and never made it. Dietsch was driving a 2018 gray Chevrolet Cruze with Ohio license plate HKS9565, according to the release...
1 hurt in fire from ruptured gas line near new home construction in Springfield

1 hurt in fire from ruptured gas line near new home construction in Springfield

UPDATE @ 4:10 p.m.: A construction worker suffered a burn injury in the fire that erupted in a gas line on Secretariat Drive when a crew using a walk-behind trencher hit the line.  The worker suffered a first-degree burn but did not require a trip to a hospital, fire officials said.  The fire occurred about 3 p.m. and a Columbia Gas crew is making repairs, said Dave Rau, communication manager...
Butler County lawmaker to Madison Schools: ‘Remain unwavering’ in plan to arm staff

Butler County lawmaker to Madison Schools: ‘Remain unwavering’ in plan to arm staff

Ohio Rep. Candice Keller, R-Middletown, stands by Madison Schools’ plan to arm certain school staff as a way to enhance school security. She released a statement of support a day after a handful of residents at Madison’s regular board meeting on Monday expressed their frustration with that plan. RELATED: Madison school board silent as critics again blast new firearm plan “This new...
Oakwood wants more restrictions before allowing food trucks in the city

Oakwood wants more restrictions before allowing food trucks in the city

Oakwood officials on Monday declined to pass an ordinance that would have allowed food trucks to do business on city streets for the first time and instead proposed a new ordinance that would put more restrictions on the practice. MORE: Regional manufacturer plans $4M-plus expansion, 63 new jobs “In a nutshell, we changed the ordinance so that food trucks would be permitted on an ‘event&rsquo...
Rescued cats from Dayton storage unit receiving medical treatment

Rescued cats from Dayton storage unit receiving medical treatment

The nine cats rescued from a North Smithville Road storage unit are receiving medical care at the Humane Society of Greater Dayton. The case is still under investigation, and it is not yet known whether or not charges will be filed, according to the Humane Society. About a dozen cats were rescued from a Dayton storage unit Tuesday afternoon. The Humane Society of Greater Dayton...
Greater Dayton Association of Black Journalists to hold forum on black adolescence

Greater Dayton Association of Black Journalists to hold forum on black adolescence

The Greater Dayton Association of Black Journalists (GDABJ) will hold a free forum July 26 to discuss how growing up black can affect one’s adolescence, according to a GDABJ press release.  The forum, moderated by GDABJ President and Dayton Daily News Columnist Amelia Robinson, is set to have a handful of panelists, according to the release. The event will be held at Cox Media Center, 1611...
The military is building a space plane: Now it looks to have an engine up to the task

The military is building a space plane: Now it looks to have an engine up to the task

A decade after the U.S. Air Force commissioned the next generation of GPS satellites, the first of these spacecraft is finally set to launch into orbit later this year. As with other national security missions, a roughly 200-foot-tall rocket will blast the massive satellite to space, fulfilling a contract worth more than $80 million. But as nations develop technology to disable or shoot down satellites...
Defense contractor Raytheon reaffirms its commitment to UK

Defense contractor Raytheon reaffirms its commitment to UK

LONDON (AP) — U.S.-based defense contractor Raytheon says it remains committed to its operations in Britain, even as other manufacturers warn that they may curtail investment because of delays in negotiations over the country’s departure from the European Union. Raytheon, whose roots in Britain go back more than 100 years, sees opportunities to expand its U.K. business, regardless of Brexit...
REPORT: Male with handgun runs from police after Taser strikes him in the face

REPORT: Male with handgun runs from police after Taser strikes him in the face

UPDATE @ 10:06 a.m.: Jeremire J. Perrey has been cleared of his obstructing official business charge, according to Miami Valley Jail records. He is also awaiting court action and a parole hearing for having a weapon while under disability and parole violation charges. A Dayton male dumped off a loaded handgun while fleeing from police with a Taser prong stuck in his face before he was chased down...
Aerial photo shows damage to Mercer County field by intoxicated driver

Aerial photo shows damage to Mercer County field by intoxicated driver

The Mercer County Sheriff’s Office released aerial photos from the area of Brown and Meyer roads after an intoxicated driver caused damage to a field over the weekend. Deputies used a drone donated to the sheriff’s office to assist in their investigation and determine the scope of damage caused by the driver. The driver’s identity has not yet been released by the sheriff’s...
Sentencing delayed for ex-Hamilton teacher, coach who pleaded guilty to sex crime

Sentencing delayed for ex-Hamilton teacher, coach who pleaded guilty to sex crime

Sentencing for a former Hamilton High School teacher and volleyball coach who had sexual contact with a student has been moved to the end of the month. Hilary Dattilo, 30, of Monroe, was charged in January with sexual battery, a third-degree felony and one count of contributing to the delinquency of a minor, a first-degree misdemeanor. In May, she took a plea deal, pleading guilty to gross sexual...
Thieves target Rite Aid in Dayton three times in 2 hours

Thieves target Rite Aid in Dayton three times in 2 hours

A Rite Aid reported three thefts within two hours on Monday, according to Dayton police reports.  Officers responded around 4 p.m. to the drugstore at 1158 Wilmington Ave. on multiple reports of shoplifting.  The incidents took place around 1:54 p.m., 2:06 p.m. and 3:50 p.m., according to the reports.  Stolen items included razors, soap and deodorant.  Video surveillance was available...
Once set for demolition, a former Lebanon school could soon house the district’s school board

Once set for demolition, a former Lebanon school could soon house the district’s school board

The Lebanon school board wants to move its offices to the former Lebanon Junior High School. The district built a new $27 million junior high, just north of its predecessor. Officials had planned to keep the athletic and music facilities there but demolish the rest of the structure. RELATED: Construction begins on $27 million junior high Instead of total demolition, the district now plans on turning...
Big attendance boost for first Montgomery County Fair at new fairgrounds

Big attendance boost for first Montgomery County Fair at new fairgrounds

The Montgomery County Fair saw an attendance increase for its first year at the new fairgrounds in Jefferson Twp. Nearly 27,000 people attended the fair, an increase of about 13,000 from 2017, according to the Montgomery County Agricultural Society. “We couldn’t be more pleased with the turn-out and positive feedback,” Agricultural Society Board of Directors President John Yancik...
Young Butler County anglers try their luck at Fish with a Cop event

Young Butler County anglers try their luck at Fish with a Cop event

Butler County Sheriff’s deputies and the Fairfield Optimist Club teamed up today for the premiere Fish with a Cop event. About 40 children, ages 7-14, lined the lake on Joe Nuxhall Way for fun and conversation with law enforcement. Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones was in attendance, but said he didn’t dip a line in the water. “The kids were there for the fun, they didn’t...
38 pounds of suspected meth seized in Dayton

38 pounds of suspected meth seized in Dayton

The Miami Valley Bulk Smuggling Task Fore seized approximately 38 pounds of suspected methamphetamine Monday, according to a press release from the Ohio Attorney General. The suspected meth has a reported street value of more than $1 million. Donald Garrett, 52, of Dayton, was booked into the Montgomery County Jail on suspected drug charges, according to the release. Authorities believe that the suspected...
Boa constrictor skin found in Springfield, snake may be on loose

Boa constrictor skin found in Springfield, snake may be on loose

Clark County officials are warning residents to be on the lookout for a possible boa constrictor after shed skin of the snake was found in Springfield last week. On Friday, officials said the skin was found in the area of Home Road and Wildwood Drive. “Subsequent communications with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Ohio Department of Agriculture, and Reptilian experts indicate there...
Middletown considers income tax hike to pay for road repairs

Middletown considers income tax hike to pay for road repairs

Middletown City Council will consider raising the city’s income tax by 0.25 percent for 10 years to help pay for street repairs. Council’s two newest members are on record as saying they would not be in favor of such a tax increase. MORE: Middletown council member proposes tax increase to fix streets During a candidate’s forum prior to the November 2017 general election, both Ami...
Trump talks up Air Force One design: ‘Top of the line.’

Trump talks up Air Force One design: ‘Top of the line.’

President Donald Trump is talking up the planned re-design of Air Force One. Trump told CBS Evening News anchor Jeff Glor recently that the new model of the presidential plane will be updated, both within and outside. RELATED: Deal finalized: $3.9B price tag for two Air Force One airplanes “Boeing gave us a good deal. And we were able to take that,” CBS quoted Trump as saying...
Wrestlers sue Ohio State over doctor’s sexual misconduct

Wrestlers sue Ohio State over doctor’s sexual misconduct

Four former Ohio State University wrestlers have filed a class-action lawsuit in federal court, alleging the university knew about abuse by physician Richard Strauss, but failed to stop his misconduct. The suit, filed Monday in federal district court in Columbus, accuses Ohio State of Title IX and civil rights violations when it failed to prevent repeated sexual assaults, abuse and molestation by...
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