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Dayton traffic from the WHIO Traffic Center

Check this page for a full list of crashes, disabled vehicles, construction projects and other hazards impacting your commute. Traffic issues can be reported by calling our newsroom at 937-259-2237 or tweeting @WHIOTraffic . Traffic conditions are updated every six minutes on AM 1290 and News 95.7 FM. No incidents to report No incidents to report Ongoing Construction & Other Closures ...


Fatal crash: Schools close after deaths of 2 Clark County HS students

Fatal crash: Schools close after deaths of 2 Clark County HS students

Two Clark County high school students were killed in a Sunday afternoon rollover crash in Greene County that led Greenon Local Schools and Global Impact STEM Academy to close. Crash kills David Waag, Connor Williams Crash closes Greenon, Global Impact schools Monday Driver, 18, and juvenile passenger injured Community members came together Sunday night at the Greenon High School football field to...
Man, 51, killed in Clark County crash

Man, 51, killed in Clark County crash

A 51-year-old Catawba man was killed in a crash on Redmond Road south of Old Columbus Road Saturday night, according to the Ohio Highway Patrol. Gary Jacks was driving a 2011 Chevrolet Traverse south on Redmond when he drove off the left side of the road and struck a tree, troopers said.  He was not wearing a seat belt and troopers do not suspect drugs nor alcohol as playing a factor in the crash...
Miamisburg pilot project seeks to attack blight, drugs near downtown

Miamisburg pilot project seeks to attack blight, drugs near downtown

A city-sponsored pilot program aims at rejuvenating downtown area neighborhoods by combating blight, beefing up code enforcement and driving away drug use. The year-long project, called Made in Miamisburg, focuses on upgrading an area with about 200 of the city’s older houses – many of them built before 1950 - north of downtown and east of the Great Miami River. RELATED: ...
Indian Hill mansion fire case heading for trial

Indian Hill mansion fire case heading for trial

U.S. District Judge Susan Dlott has set aside up to 20 days for an Oct. 10 jury trial that could unravel some of the remaining mysteries from a 2014 fire that destroyed an Indian Hill mansion and spawned a $60 million lawsuit. Homeowners Jeffrey and Maria Decker are trying to force Chubb National Insurance Co. to cover damages from the fire of undetermined origin at 9645 Cunningham Road. The damage...
Chief: Blaze at Boomerang Rubber Co. under control; 9 departments respond

Chief: Blaze at Boomerang Rubber Co. under control; 9 departments respond

The fire at Boomerang Rubber Company is under control, but the building is a total loss, Botkins Fire Chief Pat Fullenkamp said. Nine area fire departments responded to the large fire reported around 1:20 p.m. at 105 Dinsmore St. at the former Lot-Ridge Rubber Co. The structure that burned is one of several on the property. It was used for storage of rubber, Fullenkamp said. Smoke billowing from the...
Oxford man charged with officer impersonation

Oxford man charged with officer impersonation

An Oxford man is behind bars for allegedly impersonating a police officer Friday and attempting to talk with  a driver about at traffic violation. Jacob Staton, 21, of Oxford-Millville Avenue., is charged with using weapons while intoxicated, three counts of improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle and one count of impersonation of peace officer. He is housed in the Butler County Jail...
Great American Eclipse: More clearing than clouds

Great American Eclipse: More clearing than clouds

Monday is the Great American Eclipse, and all eyes are on the forecast.  The biggest question is: Will we be able to see the solar eclipse? Long-range weather models have indicated a dry forecast. However, higher resolution models now indicate a slight chance for rain. The setup for Monday is painting a hot and muggy picture. High temperatures will be in the upper 80s, with some spots reaching...
Fairfield police need help identifying theft suspect

Fairfield police need help identifying theft suspect

Fairfield are asking for help identifying a suspect in thefts this month from area stores. The composite photos shows what is believed to be the same man, who is a suspect in several thefts of high dollar amounts from Meijer stores, including the one in Fairfield on South Gilmore Road. The photos show the man leaving stores on Aug. 1, Aug. 9 and Aug. 12. Anyone with information is asked to call Sgt...
U.S. 35 E crash kills one in Dayton

U.S. 35 E crash kills one in Dayton

One person was killed in a two-vehicle crash Sunday morning in Dayton on U.S. 35 that shut down the ramps to Interstate 75 for hours. The crash victim’s name, age and hometown would not be available until Monday, according to the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office. The victim was riding in a sport-utility vehicle involved in a collision with another vehicle near the ramps. The SUV overturned...
Area wins $3.4M for after-school programs for needy kids

Area wins $3.4M for after-school programs for needy kids

Hundreds of young Dayton and Trotwood students will have access to high-quality after-school programming the next five years, after multiple agencies landed $3.4 million in competitive federal grants. The 21st Century Community Learning Center grants announced this month pay for academic and other supports for low-income children who attend under-performing schools, according to the Ohio Department...
Fairfield library services limited during remodel

Fairfield library services limited during remodel

Access to services at Fairfield Lane Library will be limited starting Monday, Aug. 21, while the building is painted, has new carpeting installed and undergoes a remodel of its children’s area. “New furniture has already been purchased and installed in the main library area. In addition, the Children’s Room will be getting a remodel with all new furniture. The main area will receive...
Hueston Woods Lodge celebrates 50 years

Hueston Woods Lodge celebrates 50 years

Hueston Woods Lodge is marking 50 years of operation this summer with a party Sunday, Aug. 27. The lodge opened July 8, 1967. “We are little behind on the opening date,” admitted Susan Chapin, the lodge’s sales and catering manager. But, she said, “We’re excited to showcase our facility.” MORE: Renovations planned for Hueston Woods lodge Chapin said the Hueston...
Custom-built home for sale in Liberty Twp. for $1.8M

Custom-built home for sale in Liberty Twp. for $1.8M

A custom-built home is for sale for nearly $1.9 million in Liberty Twp. The seven-bedroom home, located at 6385 Coach House Way in Liberty Twp., has more than 10,000 square feet of living space and seven bedrooms. It is listed by Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Professional Realty. » INSIDE LOOK: $1.7M home with indoor pool for sale in Washington Twp. Other home highlights include a grand foyer...
Rain possible Monday, better chances Tuesday

Rain possible Monday, better chances Tuesday

It will be mainly dry overnight as temperatures drip into the middle to upper 60s. Some weather models hint at a light passing shower before daybreak, Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar said. Isolated shower or two possible Monday Showers and storms likely Tuesday Cooler and less humid Wednesday, Thursday Monday: A hot and humid day is expected. Highs will be in the upper 80s and some...
11 areas where Hamilton residents want to see change

11 areas where Hamilton residents want to see change

Here are the 11 top items Hamilton residents who recently attended public-input sessions as part of the Plan Hamilton process said they would like to see changed, for the better, over the next 10 to 15 years:Elimination of blighted houses and vacant lots Creation of more public transportation options, as well as enhanced information about routes and stops  Attraction of more diverse dining and...
Hamilton’s future: Many of residents’ ideas already in development

Hamilton’s future: Many of residents’ ideas already in development

Many of the top concerns and ideas residents contributed as part of the Plan Hamilton process are things the city already is addressing. Butler County’s largest city is in the process of creating its first comprehensive plan effort since 1998. The comprehensive plan will create goals and guidelines that city leaders would use for the next 10-15 years in making decisions. For the past several...
Former Trotwood vice mayor, chamber president dies in house fire

Former Trotwood vice mayor, chamber president dies in house fire

A house fire claimed the life Sunday morning of a key leader in the city of Trotwood. The victim in the fire that broke out around 7:30 a.m. in the 100 block of East Main Street was identified as 77-year-old Bonnie Schenk. “She was a very important community leader, for the future as well as the past. She’s a part of the history and the fiber of the city of Trotwood. She will be dearly...
Scooping up profits: Dayton-area ice cream couple rolls on

Scooping up profits: Dayton-area ice cream couple rolls on

Shelly and James “Jimbo” Greenberg’s business is selling ice cream — and if you ask them, business is good. The married couple and their employees have been selling frozen treats across the Dayton area for close to a quarter of a century. Today, they have a fleet of some 20 vans and right-hand-drive Jeeps plying their delicious wares. “We’ve been here for over 20...
Dayton man celebrating new life after astounding weight loss

Dayton man celebrating new life after astounding weight loss

A Dayton man is celebrating an astounding weight loss he says saved his life and changed his perspective.  Emerson Easley, 43, of Dayton, weighed over 560 pounds nearly two years ago and was confined to an electric wheelchair, he told CBS affiliate KOSA-TV.  Easley reports to have lost a total of 280 pounds since making the decision to turn his life around in June of 2015.  After losing...
Suspect in Xenia box-cutter stabbing turns self in

Suspect in Xenia box-cutter stabbing turns self in

A man identified by Xenia police as a person of interest in a stabbing early Sunday has turned himself in. Michael Grooms, 41, of Xenia, was booked into the Greene County Jail at 10:35 p.m. on suspicion of aggravated felonious assault. He is accused of stabbing a 30-year-old Fairborn man in the neck with a box cutter during an argument around 2:40 a.m. in the 200 block of Center Street. A 30-year-old...
Spare tires scarce in new vehicles

Spare tires scarce in new vehicles

Do you have a spare tire? Are you absolutely sure? More than a third of new vehicles do not come equipped with a spare tire, according to AAA, and it’s something drivers find out when it’s too late. “The were surprised. I get on the scene and they realize there’s no spare in the vehicle, and I have to end up calling a tow truck for them,” said AAA roadside assistant Jay...
Civil rights activist, comedian Dick Gregory dies weeks after local performance

Civil rights activist, comedian Dick Gregory dies weeks after local performance

Civil rights activist and comedian Dick Gregory died Saturday, his family confirmed in a social media post. He passed away at age 84 in Washington, DC., nearly three weeks after his one-night appearance earlier this month in the Miami Valley. The best-selling author and 1968 write-in presidential candidate performed Aug. 2 at the Dayton Funny Bone at The Greene Towne Center. Although he began as a...
Middletown to renew fire contract with Franklin Twp.

Middletown to renew fire contract with Franklin Twp.

Middletown City Council is expected to renew a 10-year fire service contract with Franklin Twp. . Since the 1996 annexation of the Towne Mall area, Middletown has provided fire suppression services for a small portion of Franklin Twp. under a contracted rate per fire run for the unincorporated area of the township adjacent to the city. The unincorporated area under contract is bordered by the Butler/Warren...
The transition continues: What they’re saying about the new Montgomery County Fairgrounds

The transition continues: What they’re saying about the new Montgomery County Fairgrounds

Plans for moving the Montgomery County Fairgrounds from its Dayton home of more than 160 years “died about 10 times,” said Montgomery County Commissioner Dan Foley. But on Saturday, officials brought to life the fairgrounds’ new location, which may also help revive Jefferson Twp. “It took five years of pretty hard work,” Foley said during a groundbreaking ceremony. &ldquo...
PHOTOS: UD students hang signs for move-in weekend

PHOTOS: UD students hang signs for move-in weekend

Students are already moving back to campus at the University of Dayton and with them come the sheet signs. Throughout the student neighborhood, students hang signs from the front of their campus houses. The signs are typically made with paint and bed sheets. The signs have long been part of move-in at UD and some students display them during other times of the year as well, officials have told this...
Demonstrators gather in Centerville, police keep protesters safe

Demonstrators gather in Centerville, police keep protesters safe

"Diversity is Strength” was written on one of the signs demonstrators held up this afternoon outside the Centerville Municipal Building. Although the gathering was small, the city of Centerville was prepared to protect protesters from the Greater Dayton chapter of Showing Up for Racial Justice. The group was taking a stand against a few men with past ties to Centerville who allegedly...
Butler County residents rise up to take communities back from heroin

Butler County residents rise up to take communities back from heroin

Local residents, upset by the negative impact the “heroin epidemic” is having in their communities, are taking an active role in combating the issue, an initiative applauded by law enforcement. “It takes everyday people to do this,” said Rodney Muterspaw, Middletown’s police chief. “People say, ‘Where is the government and the police in all this?’ But...
Proposed Washington Twp. housing project stalled

Proposed Washington Twp. housing project stalled

Another residential development proposed at the former senior center site in Washington Twp. is being met with stiff opposition from neighboring residents in what’s been an on-going saga to turn the site into a park instead. Tom Peebles of Sugarcreek Twp.-based Peebles Homes has proposed a 35-home subdivision at the 15-acre site of the former Hithergreen Senior Center. PREVIOUS COVERAGE: Neighbors...
New uses proposed for big — and mostly empty — Forest Fair Mall

New uses proposed for big — and mostly empty — Forest Fair Mall

What do Apple, Amazon and FC Cincinnati have in common? They’ve all been invited to be part of the future at the former Forest Fair Mall. A team of Cincinnati real estate brokers is turning every stone to find a new use for the region’s biggest white elephant. The 90-acre mega mall, now known as Forest Fair Village, was built in 1989 and sat mostly empty for more than a decade. But its...
Butler County child support offering amnesty program

Butler County child support offering amnesty program

The Butler County Child Support Enforcement Agency is giving parents back their driving privileges during a temporary amnesty program through September. Parents whose driving rights were suspended for non-payment of support will be able to get their license reinstated through an amnesty program the agency is offering until Sept. 30. “Our ultimate goal is to get people back to work so they can...
Flag-waving protesters upset Confederate monument removed

Flag-waving protesters upset Confederate monument removed

The removal of a 90-year-old, little-known Confederate monument in Franklin was “disgraceful,” and now some American history has been erased, said protesters who showed up in force Saturday afternoon.  On Wednesday, Franklin workers removed the plaque dedicated to Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from the corner of Dixie Highway and Hamilton Middletown Road in Franklin. On Saturday...
5 things to know: ‘Middie Modernization Movement’

5 things to know: ‘Middie Modernization Movement’

The new leader of Middletown Schools introduced a campaign – the “Middie Modernization Movement” — during a back-to-school gathering Friday for about 600 of the district’s employees. “We are the movement,” Superintendent Marlon Styles Jr. said during the event at Miami University Middletown’s campus. Here’s a closer look at what it may mean for...
An unlikely heroin fighter: Middletown mom in SUV

An unlikely heroin fighter: Middletown mom in SUV

For the past six years, Jeri Lewis has driven around Middletown’s Sherman Park neighborhood, checking on those who may be struggling with drug addiction, mental illness or prostitution. She calls those areas “darkness” and her goal is to shed light by pulling over and praying with people. “People who look like they need good conversation,” she said. She starts the talks...
Ohio school vouchers expand; Kettering lawmaker opposes program

Ohio school vouchers expand; Kettering lawmaker opposes program

Ohio’s school voucher “expansion” program for low-income families will grow by millions of dollars each of the next two years, but a key Republican education leader says the program may be a bad idea. The point of Ohio’s primary EdChoice voucher program has been to give “students from under-performing public schools the opportunity to attend participating private schools...
Heat builds ahead of Monday’s solar eclipse

Heat builds ahead of Monday’s solar eclipse

An isolated shower can’t be ruled out this evening, but most will stay dry, Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar said. Overnight, clouds decrease and temperatures drop into the lower to middle 60s. Temperatures on the rise Sunday, Monday Chance for rain returns Tuesday Cooler, less humid Wednesday, Thursday Sunday: Mostly sunny skies are expected to start the day, with partly cloudy...
Piqua woman killed in Miami Co. motorcycle crash ID’d

Piqua woman killed in Miami Co. motorcycle crash ID’d

A Piqua woman has died after crashing the motorcycle she was riding into a tow truck in Miami County Saturday morning. Eowyn Ronquillo, 31, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash reported around 4:25 a.m. in the 2200 block of South County Road 25A, around 3 miles north of Troy. A call to CareFlight was made and then cancelled, according to earlier reports, before the road was closed for an...
Kettering fire crews extinguish flames at vacant home

Kettering fire crews extinguish flames at vacant home

Firefighters have knocked down the fire at a vacant home in Kettering reported earlier Saturday morning.  Initial reports indicate crews put out a fire in the attic of the house in the 2500 block of East Aragon Avenue. Kettering fire crews are responding to a reported house fire on Aragon Avenue Saturday morning.  Initial reports indicate crews witnessed a fire in an attic shortly after...
Xenia OVI checkpoint leads to one arrest

Xenia OVI checkpoint leads to one arrest

One person was arrested for OVI in Greene County Friday night, according to Ohio State Highway Patrol Lieutenant Matt Schmenk. The Greene County Sheriff's Office and the Xenia Police Department assisted troopers for the OVI checkpoint on Main Street near Orange Street in Xenia.  Officers report 377 motorists passed through the checkpoint from 9 p.m Friday until 12 a.m. Saturday.  Of four...
He stared at an eclipse as a boy. Now this teacher is warning kids.

He stared at an eclipse as a boy. Now this teacher is warning kids.

Like many other 10-year-old kids at the time, Neil Brown had heard repeated warnings not to stare at an upcoming solar eclipse. Like many other 10-year-old kids, he had little interest in the advice. Over the course of a few hours on July 11, 1991, Brown stole glance after glance at a partial eclipse in the sky as he toured a historic mission site with his family outside of Walla Walla, Wash. Soon...
Nuxhall fields in Fairfield to host ALS fundraiser

Nuxhall fields in Fairfield to host ALS fundraiser

On Sept. 9, a fundraiser benefiting Karl Runkle, a local man battling ALS, will be held at the Joe Nuxhall Miracle League Fields. The family-friendly event will feature several attractions, such as a wiffle ball tournament, and all money raised will go towards Runkle’s medical expenses. The fundraiser will be held at the Joe Nuxhall Miracle League Fields, according to Lisa, because Runkle had...
Troy man killed in crash on Ohio 41 in Miami Co.

Troy man killed in crash on Ohio 41 in Miami Co.

David Weaver, 73, of Troy has been identified as the driver killed in single-car crash on Ohio 41 in Miami County Friday night, according to deputies. Deputies said Weaver had recently purchased the 2018 Chevrolet Corvette he was driving before veering off the road and hitting a tree. A 73-year-old Troy man was pronounced dead at the scene of a crash on Ohio 41 Friday night in Miami County, according...
Pedestrian, reportedly standing in roadway, is hit by SUV in Tipp City

Pedestrian, reportedly standing in roadway, is hit by SUV in Tipp City

One person has been taken to a hospital after being struck by an SUV, witnesses said, as he stood in the roadway near the Shell Service Station, 3311 S. County Road 25A in Tipp City.  Witnesses tell police a man "was just in the middle of the roadway," Tipp City police Sgt. Nick Creech said.  The man's injuries seemed serious, the sergeant said, serious enough to call CareFlight...
Plan for T-Mobile tower on church land vexes Huber Heights neighbors

Plan for T-Mobile tower on church land vexes Huber Heights neighbors

A group of Huber Heights residents are fighting a church’s plan to lease land for a cellphone tower. The city’s planning commission last month rejected the proposal for the 179-foot tower in back of the Huber Heights Baptist Temple, 7730 Taylorsville Road. However, T-Mobile has since filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Dayton. “We don’t feel that it’s right that...
College student-athlete from Oakwood ‘OK’ after teams involved in north central Ohio vehicle crash

College student-athlete from Oakwood ‘OK’ after teams involved in north central Ohio vehicle crash

UPDATE @ 11:30 p.m.: A Mount Vernon Nazarene University cross country runner from Oakwood is “OK” after the teams were involved in an accident with a semitrailer in north central Ohio, the student-athlete's mother said.  In an exchange via social media with WHIO-TV anchor James Brown, the mother of Macy Krasofsky said the vehicle her daughter was in was sideswiped by the semitrailer...
Franklin Twp., city still not talking about Confederate monument’s fate

Franklin Twp., city still not talking about Confederate monument’s fate

Local officials refused to talk Friday about the status — or even the current whereabouts — of the Confederate monument that was removed by Franklin city workers. The plaque dedicated to Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee and placed on a stone at Dixie Highway and Hamilton Middletown Road in Franklin was removed under cover of night. MORE: The wild 24 hours of Franklin’s Robert E. Lee...
Driver injured in single-vehicle accident in Miamisburg

Driver injured in single-vehicle accident in Miamisburg

A 54-year-old driver has been taken to a hospital after slamming his sedan into a utility pole in the 700 block of North Heincke Road in Miamisburg. Police said the man's injuries appear to be minor. He has been cited for failure to maintain control of a motor vehicle.  Neither drugs nor alcohol are believed to be factors in the crash, police said.  Police and a medic unit were dispatched...
3rd arrest in a month at popular Beavercreek night spot

3rd arrest in a month at popular Beavercreek night spot

Police in Beavercreek responded to another disturbance at Caddy's Tap House early Friday and the subsequent arrest is the third in a month at the popular night spot. Jonah Lernon Bryant Fugate, 21, of Englewood, was taken to Jail about 1:30 a.m. and is facing a misdemeanor assault charge after a fight broke out in the bar, at 2760 Towne Drive in Beavercreek.  Fugate has been released from jail...
Tipp City Seniors group finds new home

Tipp City Seniors group finds new home

TIPP CITY – Tipp City Seniors Inc. has found an existing building it plans to call home after hopes of building a new seniors center were ended when bids exceeded resources. The organization soon will close Friday on buying the Evans Title building on North Hyatt Street, just north of the city post office. Voters in Tipp City and Monroe Twp. agreed in fall 2015 to support a 1-mill, five-year...
5 places to watch the 2017 total solar eclipse around Cincinnati

5 places to watch the 2017 total solar eclipse around Cincinnati

Thousands of people may be flocking to Hopkinsville, Ky., on Monday to watch the solar eclipse. Cincinnati should have 93 percent visibility of the eclipse, according to Journal-News media partner WCPO, so you’re still in for a show if you opt to stay closer to home. MORE: Eclipse eye dangers: How Butler, Warren schools are preparing Here are some eclipse viewing events Monday in the Cincinnati...
Kettering man must pay child porn victim $5,000 and serve 11 years

Kettering man must pay child porn victim $5,000 and serve 11 years

A 71-year-old Kettering man was sentenced Friday to 11 years in federal prison and ordered to pay $5,000 in restitution to one of the victims shown in his child pornography collection of tens of thousands of pictures and videos. RELATED: Two area men convicted on child pornography charges James Gaver also was ordered to get sex offender treatment and will be on lifetime supervision when he is released...
Moraine-based wholesaler celebrates growth, new office

Moraine-based wholesaler celebrates growth, new office

Moraine-based Winsupply Inc., one of the largest distributors in the nation, has opened a new Winsupply company in Franklin, Tenn., its fifth new company of 2017. Winsupply of Franklin will serve plumbing contractors in one of the fastest growing markets in the United States, and throughout greater Nashville, the company said Friday. RELATED: Moraine company sees sales explode across nation The...
Springboro Schools excusing absences for solar eclipse

Springboro Schools excusing absences for solar eclipse

Springboro Community Schools revealed its plan to parents Friday for how it will handle students and Monday’s solar eclipse. Due to concerns the peak of the eclipse, just after 2:20 p.m., will occur right as many students are being released to their buses to go home, the district decided to count early dismissals and absences as excused due to the solar eclipse. Now it’s up to parents...
MOVE IN DAY: UD students take over campus

MOVE IN DAY: UD students take over campus

University of Dayton freshman Ann Meadowcroft was up before 2 a.m. Friday in expectation of her first move in to college. Meadowcroft is part of the largest and most diverse incoming freshman class in University of Dayton’s history that move in on Friday. The historic class of more than 2,2000 new students represents 41 states and 16 countries RELATED: Student debt ranked by Ohio colleges: What&rsquo...
ODOT limits access to bridge West Carrollton seeks to replace

ODOT limits access to bridge West Carrollton seeks to replace

The state has reduced access to a West Carrollton bridge the city says needs replacing. The weight limit for the Elm Street Bridge just south of the city’s center has been cut by at least 20 percent following an Ohio Department of Transportation inspection, according to the city. RELATED: City seeks state funds for bridge in ‘dire’ condition Meanwhile, pedestrian access to the sidewalk...
Wright State gets grant for opioid addiction training

Wright State gets grant for opioid addiction training

An $80,000 federal grant will help train local phyisicians on medically assisted treatment of opioid addiction. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services was awarded it to the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine, along with a $499,095 grant toward the school’s primary care curriculum. The one-year supplemental grant toward medically assisted addiction treatment will help...
Suspended WSU prof wants to teach off-campus

Suspended WSU prof wants to teach off-campus

A suspended Wright State professor who is under a restraining order that keeps him from coming within 500 feet of a student who accused him of inappropriately touching her has asked the school to let him teach off-campus, according to university disciplinary records obtained by the Dayton Daily News. Those records show Nasser Kashou adamantly denies the allegations, claiming he was demonstrating his...
Monroe business gets tax deal for expansion

Monroe business gets tax deal for expansion

A Monroe business will receive tax incentives from the city for a future expansion. Performance Food Group, which recently acquired Presto Foods, is planning a 35,000-square-foot expansion for additional warehousing space at its current 80,000-square-foot facility at 201 Lawton Ave. City council has approved a three-year, 100 percent tax abatement with the company that will amount to $3,172. The agreement...
CareFlight requested to accidental shooting report in Piqua

CareFlight requested to accidental shooting report in Piqua

A CareFlight medical helicopter has been requested after a person reported an accidental shooting in Piqua Friday afternoon.  Police and medics were dispatched to a home in the 500 block of Boal Avenue around 2:30 p.m. on initial reports of a person who shot themselves in the hand.  Medics requested a CareFlight medical helicopter to meet them at a designated landing zone to transport the...
That’s a wrap: students complete summertime work at AFRL

That’s a wrap: students complete summertime work at AFRL

Each summer high school and college students apply for jobs at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base with hopes of working in a world-class research laboratory. This year was no exception. Cristian Orozco, a graduate student from the University of Texas El Paso is currently wrapping up his work as part of the Minority Leaders Research Collaboration Program in AFRL’s Materials and Manufacturing Directorate...
Airmen often target of scams, rip-offs

Airmen often target of scams, rip-offs

Military members, with their predictable paychecks and occasional requirements to deploy, many times run the gamut of scams and rip-offs during the course of their careers. Airmen are often the target of confidence tricksters, social engineering efforts and sophisticated schemes designed to separate them from their hard-earned pay. http://www.daytondailynews.com/news/air-force-marathon-month-away/aRID2cDjI0sMtaapuP6MKK/...
Giant scale model aircraft to take to the skies

Giant scale model aircraft to take to the skies

Visitors will see some of history’s well-known airframes at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force over Labor Day weekend, but they won’t just be the ones inside the galleries. Scale versions of those aircraft will fly over the museum, regaling spectators with daring aerobatics. The Giant Scale Radio-Controlled Model Aircraft Air Show is scheduled for Sept. 1-3. More than 100 pilots...
Demands for donated blood go up in the summer

Demands for donated blood go up in the summer

The primary mission for the Armed Services Blood Program is to spread the word that the blood donor program is at the Wright-Patterson Medical Center. “Summertime is a period when blood donation needs go up because of increased accidents and compounding the blood shortage during these month are PCS (permanent change of station) moves and vacations for donors,” said Nikki Edwards, technician...
Inaugural event celebrates contributions of Wright-Patt interns

Inaugural event celebrates contributions of Wright-Patt interns

Hundreds of interns working across Wright-Patterson Air Force Base were honored Aug. 10 at an inaugural picnic held at Bass Lake. The work of about 600 interns assigned to Air Force Materiel Command, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center and the Air Force Research Laboratory was celebrated with remarks by senior leadership, a picnic lunch and an afternoon of activities and fellowship. Kathy Watern...
Closing date set for local Gander Mountain store

Closing date set for local Gander Mountain store

Gander Mountain in Huber Heights is set to close on Aug. 27. The company announced in early June that the store, located at 8001 Old Troy Pike in Huber Heights, would close permanently. The sporting goods and outdoor retailer filed for bankruptcy in March, and was acquired by Camping World Holdings Inc. in April. Camping World & Good Sam family announced it would try to keep as many as 70 or more...
What you need to know about this local movie theater’s free ticket giveaway

What you need to know about this local movie theater’s free ticket giveaway

THE NEON, downtown Dayton’s independent cinema, will be giving away 200 free tickets to high school and college students who wish to see “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power.”  This is a follow-up to Al Gore’s Oscar-winning documentary “An Inconvenient Truth” that follows Gore as he continues his tireless fight to train an army of activists and influence...
New Carlisle woman faces prison for smuggling gun in bra in jail

New Carlisle woman faces prison for smuggling gun in bra in jail

A New Carlisle woman accused of concealing an unloaded .22-caliber pistol in her bra in the Miami County Jail faces up to three years in prison after pleading guilty to felony illegal conveyance into a facility. Cassondra Workman, 25, was charged May 21 after being taken to the jail by Troy police officers, who arrested her on a warrant out of Clark County. Workman told deputies she was able to conceal...
Middletown Schools leader: We will become one of Ohio’s best districts

Middletown Schools leader: We will become one of Ohio’s best districts

The new leader of Middletown Schools told staffers Friday they are not just returning to work when classes start next week — they will be part of a “movement.” “We are the movement,” Superintendent Marlon Styles Jr. told about 600 employees of Middletown Schools during a back-to-school gathering on Miami University Middletown’s campus. “I’m not speaking...
Federal judge dismisses antitrust case against Premier Health

Federal judge dismisses antitrust case against Premier Health

A federal judge recently dismissed a 5½-year-old antitrust lawsuit against Premier Health brought by the Medical Center at Elizabeth Place. The suit filed in February 2012 in Dayton’s U.S. District Court claimed that southwest Ohio’s largest hospital network and others colluded by “coercing, compelling or co-opting commercial health insurers or managed care providers&rdquo...
West Carrollton swapping free ice cream for redevelopment ideas

West Carrollton swapping free ice cream for redevelopment ideas

West Carrollton is using free ice cream to seek feedback on plans to revitalize the city’s center. Concepts for future development of the former Fraser Paper Mill and the Olde Downtown area near Elm Street and Central Avenue will be the focus of an ice cream social next week. RELATED: Downtown corridor target of study City officials and consultants will be on hand for the free event from 6 to...
Football coach who came under fire for prayer finds home at new school

Football coach who came under fire for prayer finds home at new school

Chris Wells, wearing camouflage shorts and a blue T-shirt, certainly didn’t look like a high school football coach as he sat in his Middletown living room. As Wells comforted his 18-month-old son, Gideon, who was fighting a cold, an open Bible, a football playbook and scribbled notes sat on his lap. Woody Hayes never was portrayed this way. But the more you know about Wells, the more you realize...
Hamilton, Lebanon eateries among Ohio’s 10 Best Mom & Pop Restaurants

Hamilton, Lebanon eateries among Ohio’s 10 Best Mom & Pop Restaurants

A Hamilton eatery that has been family run for over 70 years has been named one of the 10 Best Mom & Pop Restaurants in Ohio. A home-cooked meal at Hyde’s Restaurant must be followed up with “a homemade pie and some of their legendary ice cream,” according to the website Best Things Ohio, which published the top 10 list. “Hyde’s Restaurant has been serving the community...
Top 2017 job announcements: What’s really going on

Top 2017 job announcements: What’s really going on

A perennial concern of recent years is that Ohio is not creating jobs as fast as the nation at large. But that doesn’t mean Dayton and the region around it haven’t seen opportunities and plenty of announcements so far in 2017. Employers large and small have made moves — and we’ve followed them. Here are some of the biggest jobs stories the region has seen so far this year....
New coffee shop opens in downtown Dayton

New coffee shop opens in downtown Dayton

A new coffee shop is opening in downtown Dayton, bringing another amenity to the area surrounding Tech Town. Business owner and barista Nathan Wirrig had a soft launch today for his coffee shop “La Gota” with plans to grow at its 804 E. Monument Ave. home into a a full coffee bar. He said while coffee can be a rushed morning ritual grabbed from a drive through and drank in the car, he&rsquo...
Xenia police issue arrest warrant in abused puppy case

Xenia police issue arrest warrant in abused puppy case

UPDATE @ 6:02 p.m.: Xenia police have issued a felony arrest warrant for Matthew Bolen. He is wanted on a charge of "causing serious harm to a companion animal.”  An 8-week-old puppy is recovering from serious injuries suffered in an alleged abuse incident in Xenia and police said criminal charges are pending.  The female pup is named Willow and has been adopted by Leah Lind,...
Dayton region bright spot: Thousands of jobs announced this year

Dayton region bright spot: Thousands of jobs announced this year

A perennial concern of recent years is that Ohio is not creating jobs as fast as the nation at large. But that doesn’t mean Dayton and the region around it haven’t seen opportunities and plenty of announcements so far in 2017. Employers large and small have made moves — and we’ve reported them. Here are some of the biggest jobs stories the region has seen so far this year...
Woman killed in Ross Twp. crash identified

Woman killed in Ross Twp. crash identified

The woman killed Thursday morning in a Ross Twp. crash has been identified. Laura Cheek, 38, of Reily Twp., was the driver of a black Ford Mustang that was hit head-on along Ross-Millville Road at about 9:30 a.m. She was pronounced dead at the scene, according to Ross Twp. Police Capt. Jack Tremain. Larry Gray, 24, of Hamilton, was driving a yellow Ford Mustang that first sideswiped a Chevrolet Impala...
JUST IN: Dayton coffee shop seeks liquor license, in part for pavilion

JUST IN: Dayton coffee shop seeks liquor license, in part for pavilion

A downtown Dayton coffee shop and wine bar is seeking the state license to be able to serve cocktails, in part to take full advantage of the expected increase in activity tied to next year’s opening of Levitt Pavilion, its owner said this morning. 3rd Perk Coffehouse & Wine Bar at 45 W. Fifth St. applied to the Ohio Department of Commerce Division of Liquor Control last week for the license...
Celebrate Air Force’s 70th birthday

Celebrate Air Force’s 70th birthday

Members of the community are invited to join Team Wright-Patt at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force Sept. 8 to celebrate the Air Force’s 70th birthday. The event will be held in the museum’s fourth hangar from 6 to 11 p.m. and will include an evening of cocktails, food stations, live music and dancing. Aviation experts will be on hand to explain the history of various aircraft in...
Air Force Marathon a month away

Air Force Marathon a month away

Excitement is building around the 21st Air Force Marathon set to take place at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in a month on Sept. 16, 2017. “We are super excited about the 21st running of the Air Force Marathon,” said Rob Aguiar, Air Force Marathon race director. “This year in particular is very special because we are celebrating the 70th birthday of the Air Force, and the Air Force...
Butler County vigil to honor Charlottesville victims

Butler County vigil to honor Charlottesville victims

Butler County community leaders are holding a community candlelight vigil tonight to honor those killed and injured last weekend in Charlottesville, Va. One woman and two Virginia state troopers died, and 19 others were injured last weekend during a white nationalists’ rally and a gathering of counter protesters. MORE: Middletown lawmaker criticizes efforts to remove Confederate monuments The...
AFRL senior scientist to receive international achievement award

AFRL senior scientist to receive international achievement award

A senior scientist at the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Materials and Manufacturing Directorate will receive the prestigious 2018 ASM International Albert Sauver Achievement Award in fall 2018. Dr. Sheldon “Lee” Semiatin, the Air Force Senior Scientist for Materials Processing and Processing Science, will be recognized for significant contributions to materials research and development...
AFIT offers unique nuclear engineering program

AFIT offers unique nuclear engineering program

With talk of nuclear weapons returning to Americans’ everyday conversations, it might be excusable for the average person to think that the technology somehow had left the mainstream; this couldn’t be further from the truth. For educators at the Air Force Institute of Technology, nuclear engineering has been a mainstay of their engineering physics program for more than 60 years, teaching...
Light Attack Experiment: A new way of doing business for Air Force

Light Attack Experiment: A new way of doing business for Air Force

On March 8, 2017, Gen. David L. Goldfein, Air Force chief of staff, issued a memorandum stating that the Air Force Strategic Development Planning and Experimentation Office at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base would lead a campaign directed at the Air Force’s light attack capabilities. Just five months later, the SDPE office, along with representatives from Air Combat Command, Air Force Materiel...
Driver rolls van after crashing into AT&T work vehicle

Driver rolls van after crashing into AT&T work vehicle

Police said a driver was briefly trapped inside his van after crashing into the back of an AT&T work van on North Springboro Pike in Miami Twp. Friday.  Investigators said the man was traveling south on North Springboro Pike when he failed to see the AT&T vehicle that was parked in a coned-off area of the roadway. The vehicle slammed into the back of the work van, sending the man&rsquo...
2 new stores to open in heart of Oakwood next week

2 new stores to open in heart of Oakwood next week

Two new stores will open on Far Hills Avenue in Oakwood next week. The Oakwood Candy Shoppe will celebrate its grand opening on Aug. 22 at 2541 Far Hills Ave. in Oakwood. The store will open next to the Avalon Hair & Color Studio. Owner Katherine Wright, a Kettering resident, said the candy shop will have old-fashioned candy, special sodas and sparkling ciders. » RELATED: After tremendous personal...
From peanuts to pizza: Marion’s Piazza marks 52 years

From peanuts to pizza: Marion’s Piazza marks 52 years

It’s been more than 50 years since Dayton fell in love with a thin crust square cut pizza. Marion Glass, a scrappy local kid who as a youngster sold peanuts and soda at baseball games, opened the first Marion’s Piazza, a staple of Dayton dining, on Aug. 19, 1965.  Ambition and a solid work ethic put Glass on the path to success.  “My family was poor,” Glass told the...
OVI Checkpoint planned tonight on Main Street

OVI Checkpoint planned tonight on Main Street

An OVI Checkpoint is planned tonight on Main Street in Xenia. The checkpoint will operate from 9 p.m. to midnight by the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Greene County Sheriff’s Office and Xenia police, the patrol announced today. The checkpoint will be held in conjunction with “nearby saturation patrols,” according to the release. The effort is aimed at deterring and intercepting...
INSIDE LOOK: $1.7M home with indoor pool for sale in Washington Twp.

INSIDE LOOK: $1.7M home with indoor pool for sale in Washington Twp.

An Italian-inspired home on West Alex Bell Road is for sale for $1.7 million in Washington Twp. The home, located at 1658 West Alex Bell Road, sites on more than seven acres of land — overlooking thickly wooded areas and Hole’s Creek. The architecture of the home features multiple arches, wide limestone columns, walls of windows and glass doors. The home offers 6,130 square feet of space...
Second Ward turnout sparse in meetings to plan Hamilton’s future

Second Ward turnout sparse in meetings to plan Hamilton’s future

When residents participating in the Plan Hamilton effort to create a 10- to 15-year vision for the city’s future met in five areas of the city recently, they were asked to place dots on a city map to represent where they live. As a neighborhood leader of the Lindenwald neighborhood looked at that map on Wednesday, he noted dots were notably sparse in some of the poorest areas of the city, including...
Vacant Dayton homes hard on neighbors’ wallets

Vacant Dayton homes hard on neighbors’ wallets

The blighted home at 257 Air Street isn’t just dragging down property values for the next-door neighbors. It is hitting them where it hurts, in the pocketbook, through higher insurance premiums. Peggy Wilson, who lives next to the decaying house, was recently notified by her insurance agency, Cassel Insurance Agency, that she was ineligible to be placed in the standard program for home policy...
Warren County city’s council race now uncontested after candidate error

Warren County city’s council race now uncontested after candidate error

Warren County has its second uncontested race for municipal council seats. Five candidates were seeking four open seats on Carlisle Village Council. However, the Warren County Board of Elections Thursday notified incumbent Councilwoman Barb Tankersley that she was disqualified due to a defect in one of her petitions. Apparently, Tankersley failed to sign her declaration of candidacy on one of her...
Ohio’s jobless rate grows

Ohio’s jobless rate grows

Ohio’s unemployment rate edged up last month to 5.2 percent, up from 5 percent in June, as the number of unemployed people outpaced the number of people who won new jobs. In its monthly report released Friday, the state said its non-agricultural wage and salary employment rose 1,600 over the month, from a revised 5,536,500 in June to 5,538,100 in July. But the number of workers unemployed in...
Workplace incivility, aggression impacts more than half of US workers

Workplace incivility, aggression impacts more than half of US workers

What’s causing so much unhappiness at work for more than half of American workers? Incivility in the workplace, according to a new study. Nearly 55 percent of workers say they’ve faced “unpleasant or potentially hazardous” conditions at work, according to a new study by the Rand Corp., Harvard Medical School and the University of California, Los Angeles. The study of more than...
Is Dayton too downtown focused? Its top boss tackles that question.

Is Dayton too downtown focused? Its top boss tackles that question.

The city of Dayton’s top executive spent part of this week’s commission meeting defending the city’s spending on downtown redevelopment, explaining the city’s financial priorities. Dayton City Manager Shelley Dickstein gave a presentation intended to highlight the economic importance of downtown to the entire city and how the city invests a small fraction of its budget into...
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