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Fairborn council approves plan for new primary school

The Fairborn City Council on Monday evening approved plans for a new primary school, inching the project toward its June 1 groundbreaking. The proposed 132,000-square-foot primary school will be two stories with a staff of 110 employees and will accommodate 1,214 students, according to planning documents. “It’s a long time coming and we’re all excited about it,” said Councilwoman...


Six tornadoes ripped through Ohio last year on this date

Six tornadoes ripped through Ohio last year on this date

This week marks one year since six tornadoes ripped through southwest Ohio on the same night. The National Weather Service confirmed four EF0 and two EF1 tornadoes on May 24, 2017 with winds as high as 100 mph land in this part of Ohio. These twisters ripped through businesses and homes, but luckily sparring all in their path from injury or fatality. It was early in the evening when an area of low...
Latest setback in Kettering teen murder case delays trial until fall

Latest setback in Kettering teen murder case delays trial until fall

The murder trial of a Kettering teenager facing adult charges for the Labor Day weekend 2016 shooting death of a Fairmont High School student has been postponed until November. The case against Kylen Gregory in the Sept. 4, 2016 shooting of Ronnie Bowers has taken a few twists that have impacted its progression. The trial had been set to start May 7, until an unexpected continuance put the case on...
WATCH: Demolition starts on downtown theater

WATCH: Demolition starts on downtown theater

Ninety years of Middletown history isn’t standing a chance this afternoon. Large equipment from Vicker’s Demolition is knocking down the exterior brick walls of the former Studio Theater on Central Avenue. Motorists are being cautioned to slow down in the area. City leaders have said they’re unsure how long it may take to demolish the building. Crews will have to be careful because...
Innocent bystander grandmother killed: ‘Hit by a bullet that has no eyes’

Innocent bystander grandmother killed: ‘Hit by a bullet that has no eyes’

The Dayton address where police said a 62-year-old grandmother known for her Southern-style cooking died Saturday after a drive-by shooting had 26 shots fired into it last fall, according to police records. Sherrell V. Wheatley, 62, of Dayton, died of a gunshot wound to the head, according to the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office. Saturday’s homicide on North Euclid Avenue makes no sense...
Huber Heights standoff suspect indicted on charges

Huber Heights standoff suspect indicted on charges

A Huber Heights man was indicted on charges in connection to a hours-long standoff earlier this month, according to the Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office.  Bruce E. Cameron, 47, was indicted Montgomery County grand jury on charges of abduction, aggravated menacing, and violation of a protection order, according to a release from the office.  Cameron is accused of holding a woman...
5 multi-million dollar projects transforming Kettering

5 multi-million dollar projects transforming Kettering

Several multi-million dollar projects are transforming what the Kettering community will look like for years to come. The projects around the city are designed to improve infrastructure, business development, public service and education. Check out five projects that are transforming this Miami Valley community: A ribbon-cutting and open house for the $5.3 million performing arts center at Alter High...
Votes boost Cargill, airport building projects

Votes boost Cargill, airport building projects

Real estate deals near Dayton International Airport and at Cargill in Sidney got a big boost Monday. The Dayton-Montgomery County Port Authority Board of Trustees voted unanimously Monday to boost both business expansions, approving deals that will shield construction projects at both sites from state and local sales taxes. MORE: Paris is beautiful this time of year. Here’s how you can see for...
Rain delays force Lakota track star to miss graduation. Here’s the surprise he got today.

Rain delays force Lakota track star to miss graduation. Here’s the surprise he got today.

Dustin Horter watched his dreams of graduating with his Lakota East High School classmates wash away last Friday in a series of rain delays at his state-qualifying track meet. A half-dozen downpours kept the track state champion — and one of the most honored student athletes in Lakota East’s history — from finishing his runs and then heading to his class’ commencement ceremony...
Austin Landing adds 55 more jobs with company’s headquarters

Austin Landing adds 55 more jobs with company’s headquarters

An engineering firm headquartered in the Dayton-area has moved its central office to Austin Landing. Civil Engineers of Southwest Ohio Inc. now has 55 employees at its Progress Park Tower site on Rigby Road, where a a ribbon-cutting was held last week. CESO, formerly headquartered on Yankee Road in Washington Twp., now employs 150 across nine offices in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Tennessee, Florida...
Local overdose crisis response earns county national award

Local overdose crisis response earns county national award

Heroin and fentanyl once ravaged the region to such a degree the coroner said Montgomery County was suffering an “emergency of mass disaster proportions.” Now, a collaborative community response that helped bring overdose deaths to a recent three-year low is drawing recognition with an award from the National Association of Counties. RELATED: Overdose deaths drop to 3-year low in Montgomery...
2 suffer serious injuries in Preble County motorcycle crash

2 suffer serious injuries in Preble County motorcycle crash

Two occupants of a motorcycle suffered serious injuries and were flown to an area hospital following a three-vehicle crash on Ohio 122 in Preble County, according to state troopers.  Two vehicles, a gold car and a white pickup truck, were traveling north on Ohio 122 near Somers Gratis Road around 12:15 p.m. Monday. The gold car attempted to turn left into a driveway and crashed into the...
Blind horse rescued from well thanks to this team’s specialized training

Blind horse rescued from well thanks to this team’s specialized training

A scared horse in a tight spot was rescued Sunday afternoon with the help of specially trained Butler County emergency personnel. The Reily Township Fire and EMS was called to Kiefer Road in Germantown shortly afternoon Sunday to rescue a horse that was trapped in a well. MORE: Suspect’s wig may connect 2 area bank robberies The blind horse apparently got spooked and backed into the well that...
Student brings loaded gun to Moraine school, police say

Student brings loaded gun to Moraine school, police say

All students at the Education Service Center have physical or behavioral disabilities, said Frank DePalma, superintendent for the Educational Service Center. The Moraine school serves sixth grades through 22-year-olds, he said.  Teachers at the school became aware of the gun Monday morning when they heard students talking about it as they got off the bus, DePalma said. Teachers immediately confiscated...
Where are the red-light enforcement cameras in Dayton?

Where are the red-light enforcement cameras in Dayton?

Five traffic enforcement red-light cameras will be activated starting today at two intersections. Three cameras will be at James H. McGee Boulevard and West Third Street, and two others are at Linden Avenue and South Smithville Road. A 30-day warning period begins Monday at both locations, according to a release from the city. So, where are all the red-light cameras located in the region? Following...
JUST IN: Two local breweries snag 3 golds EACH at international beer competition

JUST IN: Two local breweries snag 3 golds EACH at international beer competition

Two Dayton-area breweries scored a nice little trifecta of gold medals at a just-completed international competition held each year in Lexington, Ky. The 2018 Commonwealth Cup beer competition put on by Alltech Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co. awarded gold medals to Dayton Beer Company’s Beast of Tadmor Village, Upright Smoked Lager, and Midnight Dream, and another three gold...
Photos: Today is the four year anniversary of the ‘1000 year flood’ that shut down two interstates

Photos: Today is the four year anniversary of the ‘1000 year flood’ that shut down two interstates

May 21, 2014, a day some local motorists will never forget. Flooded interstates caused hundreds of drivers to be trapped in their cars on I-75 and I-70. Motorists were without food, water and restroom facilities for hours.  Flood waters covered all lanes of I-70 near State Route 201 (Brandt Pike) in Huber Heights. Ohio Department of Transportation traffic cameras showed frustrated drivers began...
Historical caboose vandalized in Xenia, costly repair bill expected

Historical caboose vandalized in Xenia, costly repair bill expected

Spray-painted graffiti scrawled on the side of the historical red caboose in Xenia will cost thousands of dollars to repair, said Ronald Goble, president of the Greene County Historical Society. The vintage, steel-sided, Baltimore & Ohio caboose in the city park at South Detroit Street and South Miami Avenue is on display to the public and can be opened for tours free-of-charge. The spray paint used...
Middletown graduation moves after parents shut out of last year’s ceremony

Middletown graduation moves after parents shut out of last year’s ceremony

One year after some Middletown High School parents were unable to see their children graduate, the district has moved high school graduation to a location that officials say should accommodate everyone who wants to attend. But with the ceremony planned outdoors, the district is now worried about inclement weather. Middletown’s Class of 2018 will receive their diplomas at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Barnitz...
Police say they were asked to check on Fairfield teen before fatal crash

Police say they were asked to check on Fairfield teen before fatal crash

UPDATE @ 1:30 p.m.: Police were asked to check on the welfare of a Fairfield teen Friday before he was killed in a fatal crash, according to the Fairfield Police Department. MORE: Police seek suspect in Cabela’s gun theft At about 1:47 p.m., police received a request to check on Luke Minerd’s welfare. He was not located at his home, and officers began checking city parks for Minerd&rsquo...
Moraine company sold to international firm

Moraine company sold to international firm

A Moraine-based gas distributor that caters to the welding industry, craft brewers and more is now owned by an international company. Airgas, which has about 18,000 employees at 1,100 locations, said in a statement that it acquired Weiler Welding Company’s assets and operations as of April 30. Weiler Welding has six locations, including its Moraine office, and services Southwestern Ohio and...
CareSource, DPS, Fuyao recruiting at Dayton job fair

CareSource, DPS, Fuyao recruiting at Dayton job fair

Two dozen employers will be recruiting in Dayton this week. Job seekers can attend the career fair, hosted by CareSource Life Services, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 24 at Central State University–Dayton 840 Germantown St., Dayton. RELATED: Here’s how a Las Vegas convention leads to Dayton restaurants, retail Attendees should bring copies of their resume. Some employers will be interviewing on...
Wright State trustee: University’s next budget is a ‘recipe for disaster’

Wright State trustee: University’s next budget is a ‘recipe for disaster’

Wright State University may meet its budget and avoid state fiscal watch this year but future revenue dips could make doing so again next year just as difficult. WSU administrators are trying to add $6 million to reserves by June 30 to avoid being placed on state fiscal watch. Administrators and trustees have expressed a wide range of opinions in recent weeks about whether the university will meet...
Calling 911: 7 tips for making sure emergency crews can find you

Calling 911: 7 tips for making sure emergency crews can find you

The number of 911 calls placed by people using wireless phones has significantly increased in recent years, according to the Federal Communications Commission.  An estimated 70 percent of 911 calls are place from wireless phones, and that number is only increasing, according to the FCC. Mobile phones aren’t associated with one fixed location or address, which can complicate response times...
Cornerstone of Centerville restaurant sold

Cornerstone of Centerville restaurant sold

The new Core Life Eatery in Sugarcreek Twp. sold earlier this month for $1.9 million, Greene County property records show. The buyers are Jimmy and Jennifer Baker, co-trustees of the Jimmy L. Baker and Jennifer L. Baker Joint Revocable Living Trust, records show. The sale was recorded May 7. MORE: Paris is lovely this time of year. Here’s how to find out  The property at 5201 Cornerstone...
Middletown’s largest development in history opening today

Middletown’s largest development in history opening today

Officials from NTE Energy will cut the ribbon today on its new Middletown Energy Center. MORE: Number of Butler County veterans needing assistance rises The project began construction in October 2015 at 3439 Cincinnati-Dayton Road. The facility will be able to generate 475 megawatts of electricity, enough energy for 400,000 homes, according to company officials. NTE Energy is currently developing...
Dayton police: Man arrested after showing lighter that resembled gun

Dayton police: Man arrested after showing lighter that resembled gun

A 42-year-old man was arrested after police said he threatened employees of a business with what appeared to be a gun and was later discovered to be a lighter. Police arrested Shaun Monte Coleman at Cato clothing on South Smithville Road on May 17 after employees said they thought they were being robbed with what they said was a “real gun,” according to Dayton police records. RELATED:...
5 amazing flight deals we found at local airports for summer travel

5 amazing flight deals we found at local airports for summer travel

It’s time to book your next vacation. Discount airlines flooded regional airports with cheap, new flights to destinations across the world. WOWair, Frontier Airlines and Allegiant Air added new flights in Columbus, Cincinnati and Dayton — lowering airfare for eager travelers in the region. There are plenty of cheap flight options to take advantage of this summer. Here are five of...
Developer of mixed-use project: ‘We’re not selling apartments. We’re selling Hamilton’

Developer of mixed-use project: ‘We’re not selling apartments. We’re selling Hamilton’

The opening of a mixed-used development’s first residential and retail tenants this summer in downtown Hamilton is expected to have a significant and lasting economic effect on the city. The Marcum, which features 103 apartment units and 10,000 square feet of first-floor commercial space, is set to welcome its first tenants this July, according to Jim Cohen, president of the project’s...
Miamisburg driver due in court to face OVI after police officer hit near I-75

Miamisburg driver due in court to face OVI after police officer hit near I-75

A Miamisburg man charged with drunk driving and suspected of striking a Miami Twp. police officer with his vehicle last month is set to appear in court this morning. Adam Blackmore, 33, was charged April 23 with OVI, failing to proceed with due regard/safety and failing to drive in marked lanes, according to Miamisburg Municipal Court records. RELATED: Driver charged with OVI after police officer...
FOOD NEWS: Local restaurant chain named to national ‘Top 100 Movers & Shakers’ list

FOOD NEWS: Local restaurant chain named to national ‘Top 100 Movers & Shakers’ list

A Kettering-based restaurant chain scored some national acclaim over the weekend when it was named to Fast Casual’s “Top 100 Movers and Shakers” list. It’s at least the second appearance on the list for Hot Head Burritos, which opened its first restaurant in Kettering in 2007. Hot Head was #54 in the 2012 Top 100 Movers and Shakers list, and earned #57 on the 2018 list...
Military brides in Dayton can get a free wedding dress this week

Military brides in Dayton can get a free wedding dress this week

A local organization is giving away wedding dress for military brides this week. The third annual Marry Me Military for all military brides will take place on Sunday, May 27 in the Grand Ballroom at Holiday Inn Dayton/Fairborn. The event, offered by the United Service Organizations -Central and Southern Ohio, is open to 75 brides from noon to 3 p.m. The event has provided military brides with more...
Mega Millions top jackpot winners: How Ohio compares to other states

Mega Millions top jackpot winners: How Ohio compares to other states

The winning Mega Millions ticket sold earlier this month in Moraine has so far gone unclaimed, according to the organization’s website. Ohio has several Mega Millions top jackpot winners, but the $142 million ticket sold at Fat Daddy’s RoadDog May 4 is not among the top 40 payoffs. That list, according to the Mega Millions website, includes: 1-March 30, 2012 - $656 million jackpot &ndash...
Best state for veterans? Ohio isn’t on the list

Best state for veterans? Ohio isn’t on the list

Ohio isn’t one of the best states for veterans, according to a new analysis. The average officer is only 45 years old — 42 for non-disability enlisted personnel — upon retirement from service, according to WalletHub’s new analysis. Military retirees deal with re-assimilation into civilian life, sometimes facing challenges with the job markets, homelessness, disabilities...
Crews respond after reported shooting victim shows up to local hospital 

Crews respond after reported shooting victim shows up to local hospital 

Crews are responding to Miami Valley Hospital after a person reportedly showed up with a gunshot wound early Monday morning. Initial reports indicate the individual was reportedly shot near a Shell gas station in the 3400 block of E. Third St. We are working to learn more details and will continue to update this story. 
Number of Butler County veterans needing assistance rises

Number of Butler County veterans needing assistance rises

Budget increases are generally frowned upon in government circles, but officials with the Butler County Veterans Service Commission say a bigger budget spells success for their organization and the people it helps. With the number of Butler County veterans needing emergency cash and other assistance up 12 percent in the first quarter this year, the veterans board this week approved a 10.6 percent...
Ohio gets ‘scorecard’ on addiction policies: Track how it’s doing

Ohio gets ‘scorecard’ on addiction policies: Track how it’s doing

The opioid overdose crisis has prompted so many new programs and policy changes in recent years there has been little time to see what is working and what still needs to be done. That’s about to change. The “Ohio addiction policy inventory and scorecard” — developed by the Health Policy Institute of Ohio — examines what’s been working and what gaps remain in addiction...
Non-stop Paris flight set to begin this week from airport in region

Non-stop Paris flight set to begin this week from airport in region

Delta’s Indianapolis-to-Paris flight begins Thursday. Delta, with joint venture partner Air France KLM, last year announced that it will bring nonstop trans-Atlantic service from Indianapolis to its European hub at Paris-Charles de Gaulle starting May 24, 2018. “Indiana and the Indianapolis metropolitan area have long been an important part of our route network and we are honored that...
Kettering Health Network building closed today after electrical fire

Kettering Health Network building closed today after electrical fire

No one was injured when smoke filled several floors of the Kettering Health Network building in Miamisburg early this morning. The electrical fire was reported before 5 a.m. Those who work in the building are no to report to work today, according to spokesperson Elizabeth Long. Crews are responding to a reported electrical fire at the Kettering Health Network building in Miamisburg. The fire at the...
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING   and WATCH issued for parts of region; hail, damaging winds possible

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING   and WATCH issued for parts of region; hail, damaging winds possible

Severe Thunderstorm Warning issued for Darke, Mercer counties until 5:45 p.m. Severe Thunderstorm Watch issued for Wayne Co, IN, Auglaize, Butler, Champaign, Clark, Darke, Greene, Logan, Mercer, Miami, Montgomery, Preble, Shelby counties until 11 p.m. Strong storms developing this evening Heavy rain , hail and damaging winds the main threat Isolated spin-up tornado possible  THIS EVENING...
Home for abused children changing its mission. Here’s what One Way Farm’s new focus will be.

Home for abused children changing its mission. Here’s what One Way Farm’s new focus will be.

By the end of the month, One Way Farm will not be looking after abandoned and abused children, a mission it has had since its founding in the mid-1970s. Instead, the Fairfield non-profit will change its focus and provide support for local foster families. FAIRFIELD TWP. NEWS: Trustees proclaim May 17 “Kyler Bradley (DIPG) National Awareness Day” “The group home is closing, but One...
Deputies find community corrections center escapees

Deputies find community corrections center escapees

The two prisoners that escaped from the Community Correctional Center near Lebanon were found earlier today. Daniel Hatfield Jr. and Jeremy Mink, the two prisoners who escaped Saturday night, were found around 3 p.m. by deputies from the Warren County Sheriff’s Office, according to Warren County Dispatch. They have been re-booked into Warren County Jail, dispatch said.
Motorcyclists gather in Xenia for 18th annual Blessing of the Bikes

Motorcyclists gather in Xenia for 18th annual Blessing of the Bikes

Hundreds of motorcyclists and their families gathered at Kil-Kare Raceway for the 18th annual Blessing of the Bikes Sunday afternoon in Xenia.   Always held on the 3rd Sunday in May, the event raises money for veterans and charities, and tries to promote a positive image of motorcycling in the community.  Clergy pray for bikers who have the opportunity to have their motorcycles blessed...
Retherford says House dysfunction has lead to inaction in electing a new speaker

Retherford says House dysfunction has lead to inaction in electing a new speaker

State Rep. Wes Retherford has several opinions on the Ohio House’s inaction Tuesday in trying to name a new speaker. In a lengthy Facebook post, Retherford, R-Hamilton, said one lawmaker called his constituents “too clueless” to understand what’s going on in the Statehouse, the “dean” of the Republican caucus has treated most House lawmakers like children, and the...
3 Centerville students receive national writing awards

3 Centerville students receive national writing awards

Three Centerville students have been honored nationally for their academic achievements in writing. Kevin Yin and Ben Thomas, both juniors at Centerville High School, were selected for a 2018 Achievement Award in Writing, given by the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE). Both students attend Andrew Yuker’s Advanced Placement (AP) Literature class. MORE: Works begins on new downtown...
Human Trafficking is real; Here’s how you can help

Human Trafficking is real; Here’s how you can help

A human trafficking educational program will be available in Greene County on Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m. "Hidden in Plain Sight" is a Human Trafficking Educational Forum that will be held at Bethlehem Lutheran Church located at 1240 South Maple Street in Fairborn. This event is open to the public and has no admission fee.  Three regional organizations that are committed to helping individuals...
Semi-truck hits barrier wall on I-70 in Huber Heights 

Semi-truck hits barrier wall on I-70 in Huber Heights 

A semi-truck traveling westbound on I-70 hit the side of the barrier wall near OH-202 this afternoon. Initially, Huber Heights city dispatch reported the driver was injured, but city police on scene said the driver was not hurt.  The wreckage has been cleared and traffic is moving normally, police said. A semi-truck has crashed into a wall near OH-202 in Huber Heights, city dispatch confirmed...
Global healthcare company hiring at Hamilton facility

Global healthcare company hiring at Hamilton facility

A global healthcare packaging company that traces its roots back nearly 130 years is seeking to fill positions at its Hamilton facility. Oliver Healthcare Packaging, a leading supplier of pouches, lidding, roll stock, and mounting cards for the global healthcare industry, traces its roots to 1890 when American Machinery Company was founded in Grand Rapids, Mich. The company has since evolved as a...
New UD office building: What we know now

New UD office building: What we know now

The University of Dayton will soon build another campus building, this one expected to serve as home to the Dayton Development Coalition, the Dayton Foundation and the college’s Fitz Center for Leadership in Community.  This is not just another campus building, but a new structure in the southern part of the city that has long been ripe for development potential — and has seen plenty...
Sex abuse policy under scrutiny at Ohio colleges

Sex abuse policy under scrutiny at Ohio colleges

Ohio’s colleges are joining together to address sexual misconduct on campus as part of a statewide initiative to keep one of them from becoming the next Michigan State University, which agreed to settle with the survivors of Larry Nassar’s abuse last week for $500 million. Nassar, who was accused of sexually abusing more than 332 people, has already been sentenced to 60 years in prison...
Busy year one: Lakota school leader says more changes to come

Busy year one: Lakota school leader says more changes to come

Matt Miller has been an Ohio school superintendent twice before, but the massive size of Lakota Schools took some adjustment during his first year as head of the Butler County district. The 16,500-student district, which is the largest suburban district in Southwest Ohio, is also the eighth biggest in the state. As the classes end this week for Lakota’s 22 schools spread throughout West Chester...
Land purchase to expand Greene County park, rec center

Land purchase to expand Greene County park, rec center

Greene County is buying land to expand services and activities at the Fairgrounds Recreation Center. Greene County commissioners recently approved the purchase of three parcels totalling nearly 13 acres between the fairgrounds and Alameda Drive. MORE: School safety: Beavercreek parents start nonprofit to buy classroom locks County Administrator Brandon Huddleson is set to close the deal for $124,480...
Roundabout or light at dangerous intersection: County wants your opinion

Roundabout or light at dangerous intersection: County wants your opinion

Montgomery County is considering placing a traffic light or roundabout at one of the most congested intersections in the county, and officials are seeking public feedback. The county has been considering changes to the Alex Bell-Mad River roads intersection in Washington Twp., which is now a four-way stop, since June 2017 and conducted a traffic survey to determine how to resolve congestion and safety...
Study: A trio of Ohio cities job-seekers are trying to escape

Study: A trio of Ohio cities job-seekers are trying to escape

Three big Ohio cities are among the top 10 cities with the most workers seeking to move to jobs elsewhere, according to a list from Glassdoor, a job and recruiting web site. Cincinnati is No. 9 and Cleveland is No. 10 on that list, according to Glassdoor. Columbus finds itself ranked at No. 6. A city in Rhode Island led that list of the most workers applying elsewhere for employment, the company said...
UD building new office building on south campus property

UD building new office building on south campus property

The University of Dayton plans to build a new facility on South Main Street that will become the home of the Dayton Development Coalition, the Dayton Foundation and the college’s Fitz Center for Leadership in Community. The new building at 1401 S. Main St. will be located between Emerson’s Helix Innovation Center and Universal 1 Credit Union. It will be 38,000 square feet and will include...
Former Dayton meat market transformed into home with a modern flair

Former Dayton meat market transformed into home with a modern flair

A Pershing Boulevard house in Dayton doesn’t look like a home at all at first glance and that’s because for most of its life it was something entirely different. At 2146 Pershing Blvd. sits a two-story, 3,181-square-foot brick building built in 1923. The structure was originally a storefront for Meyer’s meat market with an upstairs apartment, said current owner Judith Moore. The...
Hamilton honors veteran from trailblazing group of Marines

Hamilton honors veteran from trailblazing group of Marines

Part of the Hamilton’s South Second Street, where Robert Watson lived when he was drafted into the military, will be named after the man who received a Congressional Gold Medal in 2013 for his Marine service. Hamilton City Council recently designated the segment of the street between Pershing Avenue and Knightsbridge Drive as “Robert Watson Way.” Addresses along the street will continue...
Population, wages drag pace of home building

Population, wages drag pace of home building

Homes are hot again, and values have been creeping back up for years. In some markets, values have even been restored to pre-recession peaks and beyond. One challenge in the Dayton area, however, has been a relative lack of inventory of available homes, Realtors have told this media outlet for months. MORE: Will Target next-day delivery come to Dayton? That squeezed inventory tends to drive prices...
Stagnant population, lower wages a drag on area home building

Stagnant population, lower wages a drag on area home building

Dayton-area home-builders are building fewer homes, exacerbating an already chronic crunch in inventory. Builders identify several problems at work: Last winter was a relatively rough one — and more troubling — the Dayton area isn’t experiencing the growth in jobs, wages and population that other parts of the nation are seeing. “If Dayton is not seeing either of those two things...
McCrabb: Principal says upbringing with abusive father ‘shapes me to this day’

McCrabb: Principal says upbringing with abusive father ‘shapes me to this day’

It was normal for Chuck Hall to be lying in bed, listening to his parents arguing. His father was an alcoholic and after a night in the bars, Fred Hall would come home and take out his frustrations on his wife, Connie. He would sometimes choke her, then release seconds before she passed out. It was a sick game he played But on this summer evening in 1975, Hall, the oldest of four children, heard his...
Man found shot in the head in Dayton home has died, coroner said

Man found shot in the head in Dayton home has died, coroner said

Anthony Wilson, who was found with a gunshot wound to his head at a Dayton home Sunday, has died, the Montgomery County Coroner’s office confirmed Monday afternoon. However, the manner of in which he died is pending, the coroner said.  We will continue to follow this story and bring you the latest information when it becomes available.  A 38-year-old man was transported to...
Rain, storms to start the work-week

Rain, storms to start the work-week

Clearing expected overnight More widespread showers and storms Monday Drying out Wednesday through Friday Tonight: More dry time and clearing is expected overnight tonight, though a stray shower can’t be ruled out. Temperatures overnight will drop into the lower 60s. Monday: Better chance for showers and storms returns. Highs will be in the upper 70s. Tuesday: A few lingering...
Abandoned car fire under investigation in Montgomery Co.

Abandoned car fire under investigation in Montgomery Co.

Emergency crews are responding to a report of a vehicle fire in Vandalia Sunday morning. Initial reports state the vehicle is fully engulfed at Old Springfield Road and Old Canal Road. It’s unknown if the vehicle is occupied at this time.
Stealing car ‘faster than walking’ woman tells Dayton police

Stealing car ‘faster than walking’ woman tells Dayton police

A woman accused of grand theft auto said she drove off in a stolen car “because it was faster than walking,” according to a Dayton police report. Police were called around 9:45 p.m. Friday to Church’s Chicken, 2443 N. Gettysburg Ave., after a woman said her white 2018 Chevrolet Equinox rental was stolen from the parking lot after she went inside to get food. The rented vehicle...
2 men escape Community Corrections Center in Warren County

2 men escape Community Corrections Center in Warren County

Law enforcement is asking for the public’s help to find two prisoners who escaped Saturday night from the Community Correctional Center. Deputies from the Warren County Sheriff’s Office responded around 8:30 p.m. to the area of 5234 state Route 63, the CCC, for a report of two men running through a field. They jumped into an older model silver minivan and fled the area. The men are identified...
Woman pulled into Dayton home, sexually attacked, records show

Woman pulled into Dayton home, sexually attacked, records show

Two men are facing felony charges after a 28-year-old woman was pulled into a Dayton house, where she was sexually attacked and held against her will, according to court records. The victim was reportedly walking her bicycle in the 700 block of Xenia Avenue Friday, when a man, later identified as Carlos Martin, was smoking a cigarette on his porch, court records read. “(The victim) asked Martin...
Middletown theater receives largest grant in time for 40th year

Middletown theater receives largest grant in time for 40th year

The timing couldn’t have been better for the Middletown Lyric Theatre. On the heels of its 40th anniversary, MLT was awarded a $15,000 grant from the Middletown Community Foundation, the largest of the 10 grants from the second cycle of awards. The grant to the theater will help sponsor eight productions that will make up the 40th Birthday Celebration series. The second largest grant went to...
Miami County woman injured in one-car crash on I-75 in Franklin Twp.

Miami County woman injured in one-car crash on I-75 in Franklin Twp.

A Miami County woman was taken to a Middletown hospital as a precaution following a one-car crash Saturday afternoon on Interstate 75 north in Franklin Twp. According to preliminary information from the Ohio Highway Patrol’s Lebanon post, the motorist was traveling on I-75 about 70 mph in a Ford Fusion when she told troopers that her left tire spun out on the wet pavement and struck the highway&rsquo...
Dayton woman killed by stray bullet was quadriplegic son’s primary caregiver

Dayton woman killed by stray bullet was quadriplegic son’s primary caregiver

Jackie Allen, Wheatley’s niece, flew to Dayton from Atlanta as soon as she heard about her aunt’s death.  “It’s disgusting, this violence, taking innocent people away from their families and stuff,” she said. “You took a lady from our family but you also took a grandmother who took care of 10 and 11-year-old boys. Antwand Warren, Wheatley’s son,...
2 fallen Monroe students, including victim of prom night car crash, honored during graduation

2 fallen Monroe students, including victim of prom night car crash, honored during graduation

There were 180 seniors who walked across the stage during the annual Monroe High School graduation ceremonies on Saturday. The memories of two fallen class members were also also present during the ceremonies. At each end of the stage at Princeton Pike Church of God, there was a memorial graduation gown hanging over a chair and a small pillar with their graduation cap, photograph and diploma cover...
‘American Idol’ contestant from Butler County to give hometown concert

‘American Idol’ contestant from Butler County to give hometown concert

West Chester Twp.’s outdoor summer concert series will feature more than good music and beer from hometown craft breweries this summer. Each of this year’s 13 Thursday night concerts will also include unique, local experiences based around a theme. From professional soccer and doughnuts to puppies and golf, the themes will have something for everyone to enjoy at The Square @ Union Centre...
Butler County plant farm filled with unique blooms

Butler County plant farm filled with unique blooms

——— What was 95-year-old Mary Harrison doing on an early spring morning at her Hanover Twp. home? Pruning a rose bush and working with her daughter and granddaughter to get her plant farm ready for its 41st season. Dressed for the chilly wear with a favorite pair of gardening gloves and clippers, Harrison pruned at Mary’s Plant Farm & Landscaping, her three-acre showcase filled...
These Dayton burglars grabbed plenty of valuables, but a unique pet was the attention-grabber

These Dayton burglars grabbed plenty of valuables, but a unique pet was the attention-grabber

A Dayton man told police that a break-in at his home resulted in the theft of a number of valuables – including a python snake. The burglary reported on Kipling Drive involved the theft of 29 pairs of tennis shoes, a 60-gallon aquarium, a gold chain and two flat screen televisions, as well as the black-and-gold pet snake, according to a police report. TRENDING: Local officer arrested after child...
Letter carrier ejected in Clark Co. mail truck crash

Letter carrier ejected in Clark Co. mail truck crash

The U.S. Postal Service employee ejected from his mail truck Saturday in Bethel Twp. was issued a citation for failure to control a vehicle, according to Springfield Ohio State Highway Patrol. Paul Royse, 61, of Tipp City drove off the road of New Carlisle Pike Saturday, overcorrected, and struck a telephone pole, Dispatcher Farris of Springfield OSP said. A postal supervisor came out to the scene...
5 reasons Hamvention is one of the most unique events on Dayton’s calendar

5 reasons Hamvention is one of the most unique events on Dayton’s calendar

An event that has become a Dayton tradition is in full force this weekend. Dayton Hamvention 2018 is happening at the Greene County Fairgrounds through Sunday. The event is in its seventh decade, draws thousands and provides an economic boost to the Dayton area. Here are five things to know that make Hamvention special and unique: • What it is? The three-day event is a convention of amateur radio...
After two decades with his district, this area superintendent is retiring. Here’s his story.

After two decades with his district, this area superintendent is retiring. Here’s his story.

Eric Herman has seen a lot of changes in his nearly 38 years in education, but he said one thing hasn’t changed: the kids. Herman, who graduated from high school in West Carrollton, will retire this summer after 20 years with the Troy City Schools. He has been superintendent since spring 2011. Herman attended college, played football and coached football in Kansas before returning home in the...
Police: Speed may have caused single-vehicle crash in Trotwood

Police: Speed may have caused single-vehicle crash in Trotwood

Wolf Creek Road between Little Richmond Road and OH-49 was reopened after an injury crash in Trotwood. Trotwood police said the single-vehicle crash is under investigation but they believe the driver lost control while going a little too fast around a corner on the road. One man was taken to a hospital for unknown injuries. There was at least two people in the car, according to police. Police have...
3 restaurants have now closed at this high-traffic location

3 restaurants have now closed at this high-traffic location

The closing of the Milano’s restaurant in West Chester Twp. marked the third eatery to shut down in the building near the corner of Tylersville and Cox roads. The Dayton-based restaurant chain announced Thursday that it had closed its location at at 7701 Voice of America Park Drive “effective immediately.” “It is with heavy hearts that we share this news and we so appreciate...
Kettering police standoff: How 5 others in the Dayton area ended this year (Video)

Kettering police standoff: How 5 others in the Dayton area ended this year (Video)

A 58-year-old man was taken into custody Friday evening in Kettering after a standoff with police lasting several hours in the 3900 block of Fulton Avenue. Police used a SWAT team and a Taser to make the arrest and end the standoff, which began shortly after 11 a.m., after authorities said the man earlier confronted them with a knife and threatened them. Robert E. Dunn was arrested and booked into...
‘It has been on the rise’: Officials are seeking solutions for this particular kind of deadly crash

‘It has been on the rise’: Officials are seeking solutions for this particular kind of deadly crash

Distracted driving crashes are becoming more common in the region, and more than a third involve a driver 25 or younger, new research shows. Of the nearly 3,500 distracted driving crashes reported in the Miami Valley from 2014 to 2016, the driver in more than 1,200 of them was between the ages of 16 to 25, according to a report by the Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission. » MAP: Top 10...
‘Rookie year’ for Middletown Schools superintendent shows wins, losses

‘Rookie year’ for Middletown Schools superintendent shows wins, losses

For the former high school baseball coach who is now Middletown’s school leader, school years are like sports seasons and his rookie stint as superintendent wasn’t great but overall had more wins than losses. That’s solid progress when talking about Middletown Schools, which has a troubled past of only sporadic academic success in recent years. But as the school year comes to a close...
Child alerts family to mobile home fire in Clark Co.

Child alerts family to mobile home fire in Clark Co.

A young child was able to alert parents this morning to a fire in the family’s mobile home. The mother, father and two children were able to escape without injury, but a couple dogs died, according to Mad River Twp. fire officials. The fire at Pleasant Valley Mobile Home Park is believed to be accidental and possibly electrical. Hustead Fire Department along with Bethel Twp. fire assisted to...
NEW DETAILS: How Monroe plans to use old Americana rides into new park

NEW DETAILS: How Monroe plans to use old Americana rides into new park

Monroe will “combine the old with the new” in developing the former LeSourdsville Lake/Americana amusement park property along Ohio Route 4 just south of the Ohio 63 interchange as Monroe Bicentennial Commons park. But with many buildings in various states of disrepair, cleanup costs will be part of the project’s estimated $9.7 million price tag, officials said. The rides and equipment...
Fog possible overnight; showers, storms likely through Sunday

Fog possible overnight; showers, storms likely through Sunday

More dry time is expected overnight, when temperatures will drop into the lower 60s, Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar said. There is a chance some areas with lighter winds could see some fog develop before daybreak. Showers and storms ending overnight More showers and storms Sunday afternoon/evening Dry pattern returns by Wednesday Sunday: The first part of the day should be...
Driver suffers life-threatening injuries in Harrison Twp. crash

Driver suffers life-threatening injuries in Harrison Twp. crash

A driver of a Pontiac Grand Prix was taken to Miami Valley Hospital with life-threatening injuries early Saturday following a crash at Riverside and Old Riverside drives, according to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office. The lone driver was pinned in the car after driving off the side of the road and striking two trees. Harrison Twp. medics freed the individual from the car and took the driver...
Transformer explosion reported in Clark Co. 

Transformer explosion reported in Clark Co. 

There are no more reported outages in the area of Springfield Xenia Road, according to Ohio Edison First Energy outage map.  It is not confirmed what caused the outages in the area. Emergency crews are on scene of a power pole fire in Springfield Twp. According to dispatchers, a transformer exploded and a power pole was on fire in the 2500 block of Springfield Xenia Road around 12:15 a.m. Ohio...
Boy hurt in March OVI crash involving RTA bus asks for prayers for younger brother

Boy hurt in March OVI crash involving RTA bus asks for prayers for younger brother

Two brothers injured in an OVI crash involving multiple vehicles and an RTA bus in Harrison Twp. are out of the hospital. Day by day, 8-year-old Eric Caldwell is beating the odds, said his uncle, Middletown police K-9 handler Ryan Morgan. “Eric is, he’s nothing short of a miracle. He’s up. He’s walking. He’s talking. You’re starting to see a lot of his personality...
Police: Suspect in downtown Dayton CVS burglary fakes seizure after arrest

Police: Suspect in downtown Dayton CVS burglary fakes seizure after arrest

UPDATE @ 6 p.m. (May 19): A 52-year-old man is spending his birthday behind bars today after he was arrested Friday night in connection to a burglary at the downtown CVS. Police were dispatched around 7:45 p.m. to an alarm call at the store, 32 N. Ludlow St., where they found a window smashed, according to a Dayton police report. The alarm company reported that a man with a plaid shirt and black pants...
Tours Sunday of grand historic Hamilton homes

Tours Sunday of grand historic Hamilton homes

One of Butler County’s most historic neighborhoods will open its doors Sunday to the public with Historic Dayton Lane’s May Promenade. The neighborhood, northeast of Hamilton’s downtown, is experiencing a renaissance, with families rehabilitating some architectural masterpieces that transport those who see the homes back to around the start of the 20th century. RELATED: Willing to...
Sobriety checkpoint: Related patrols net 2 OVI arrests in Trotwood

Sobriety checkpoint: Related patrols net 2 OVI arrests in Trotwood

Patrols near a sobriety checkpoint Friday night in Trotwood netted two OVI arrests, the Montgomery County Combined Agency Task Force announced tonight. More than 225 vehicles passed through the checkpoint at 4825 Salem Ave., which resulted in five citations: one for no seat belt; two for driving under suspension and two for no operator's license.  In nearby patrols, there were nine traffic stops...
Man hospitalized after ‘suspicious’ house fire in Greenville

Man hospitalized after ‘suspicious’ house fire in Greenville

A “suspicious” house fire Friday evening sent one person to a local hospital. Crews were called around 5 p.m. to a house in the 1100 block of Donald Drive. The Greenville Police Department told our media partner The Early Bird Paper that a male, the only person inside the home at the time of the fire, was taken to WayneHealthCare, though his injuries were unknown. The cause of the...
EMTs share Pulse nightclub stories in Dayton as new mass shooting hits

EMTs share Pulse nightclub stories in Dayton as new mass shooting hits

Twice now, Joshua Granada and Carlos Tavarez have recounted their experience as the first to treat Pulse nightclub victims, telling their story on the same day that more Americans lie dead or wounded by a mass shooter. “If you’re not aware, there is a school shooting in Texas today,” Tavarez told about 60 people Friday at an EMS symposium at Sinclair Community College. “It&rsquo...
Dayton to activate 5 red-light cameras today for 30-day warning period

Dayton to activate 5 red-light cameras today for 30-day warning period

Five traffic enforcement red-light cameras will be activated starting today at two intersections. Three cameras will be at James H. McGee Boulevard and West Third Street, and two others are at Linden Avenue and South Smithville Road. A 30-day warning period begins Monday at both locations, according to a release from the city. During the warning period, the registered owner of a vehicle committing...
Man convicted of scalding toddler sentenced to 10 years

Man convicted of scalding toddler sentenced to 10 years

William Lindsey, 28, the man found guilty of scalding his 2-year-old stepson Kaeden Ashburn at a Centerville apartment on Loganwood Drive last April, was sentenced to 10 and a half years in prison on Friday by Common Pleas Court Judge Michael Krumholtz. MORE: Ex-youth soccer club president indicted on sex-related charges Lindsey had previously entered a guilty plea to charges of felonious assault...
Troy school trip to D.C. will happen: ‘Support has been unbelievable’

Troy school trip to D.C. will happen: ‘Support has been unbelievable’

Troy City Schools’ leaders on Friday thanked the community for supporting sixth graders whose annual trip to Washington, D.C., was saved by a travel agency after the original company folded, and invited the public to the students’ departure Sunday evening.  “Words cannot describe the incredible support of not only the Troy community but many others outside of Troy, both...
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