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Weather causes more flight cancellations, American resumes reduced schedule

Weather causes more flight cancellations, American resumes reduced schedule

Some American Airlines flights serviced through regional carrier PSA Airlines are still delayed or cancelled while the airline gets back on a regular schedule. Six American Airlines flights traveling between Dayton Airport and New York and Washington have been cancelled today, according to the airport’s flight tracker. Some flights arriving from Charlotte and Philadelphia have also been delayed...
New restaurant opening at Bridgewater Falls

New restaurant opening at Bridgewater Falls

MacKenzie River Pizza, Grill & Pub is scheduled to open Monday at Bridgewater Falls in Fairfield Twp. The new restaurant at 3411 Hamilton Princeton Road replaces Max & Erma’s, which shut its doors earlier this year. MORE: A bar arcade is coming to Hamilton Launched in 1993, MacKenzie River Pizza Grill & Pub features a menu with more than 70 items, including pizzas, burgers, sandwiches, flatbreads...
Miami County moves to add $5 license plate tax for roads

Miami County moves to add $5 license plate tax for roads

TROY – Miami County commissioners heard no opposition during a public hearing on a proposed $5 supplemental license tax to generate more money for county road maintenance. The additional tax was authorized by the state legislature in counties where commissioners approve its implementation. Most of the state’s largest counties have OK’d the supplemental tax including Montgomery County...
No criminal charges for Miami Twp. officer in 2017 fatal shooting

No criminal charges for Miami Twp. officer in 2017 fatal shooting

A Miami Twp. police officer who shot and killed a 33-year-old man in December 2017 will not face criminal charges, according to the Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office.  A Montgomery County grand jury returned a no true bill to criminal charges for Miami Twp. officer James McCarty, according to a report released Wednesday morning.  McCarty shot and killed Robert Edwards after officers...
JUST IN: Downtown Dayton developer lands state funds for $18M project in Webster Station

JUST IN: Downtown Dayton developer lands state funds for $18M project in Webster Station

The developer behind one of downtown’s hottest new dining and drinking destinations and some of its newest housing has been awarded funding for another project. The Ohio Development Services Agency today announced it has allocated $1.8 million in state historic tax credits to support the renovation of the Dayton Motor Car building at 15 McDonough St. Kentucky-based developer Weyland...
Video game chain GameStop may be up for sale

Video game chain GameStop may be up for sale

Popular video game retailer GameStop has confirmed it recently entered talks to sell the company. GameStop Corp. received buyout interest that resulted in talks with private equity firms about a potential transaction, according to Reuters. Sycamore Partners is reportedly one of the firms that has expressed interest in the retailer. GameStop has hired a financial advisor to assist in in its discussions...
Man allegedly threatens to harm Middletown store employee

Man allegedly threatens to harm Middletown store employee

Middletown police are at the Speedway store at Roosevelt and Breiel boulevards this morning investigating a report of a customer who allegedly threatened an employee. At about 9 a.m. a man pulled out a knife and reportedly said he would “slit (the employee’s) throat if he didn’t get his way,” according to dispatchers. MORE: Middletown teen charged with murder: New twist in...
Wright State could make firing decision on former provost today

Wright State could make firing decision on former provost today

Wright State University’s board of trustees is expected to meet today to decide whether to fire long-suspended former provost Sundaram Narayanan. But, new documents obtained by this news organization through a public records request show Wright State president Cheryl Schrader wanted the board to terminate Narayanan’s position as a faculty member earlier this month. In a letter dated May...
NEW BUSINESS ALERT: A bar arcade is coming to Hamilton

NEW BUSINESS ALERT: A bar arcade is coming to Hamilton

A Butler County business that creates virtual pinball machines is planning to move to a high-profile downtown Hamilton storefront and create a fun place to hang out while playing the classic game. MORE: You see the top level of a parking garage. Hamilton sees its next party space. VPcabs Virtual Pinball, will move this summer from Fairfield to a space that is three times larger at 113 North 3rd St...
Storm Center 7’s Kirstie Zontini to fly with U.S. Navy Blue Angels

Storm Center 7’s Kirstie Zontini to fly with U.S. Navy Blue Angels

Storm Center 7 Daybreak meteorologist Kirstie Zontini is scheduled to fly with the U.S. Navy Blue Angels Wednesday afternoon. Zontini will be meeting with the team early this afternoon and will be going through a training program to learn how the team’s F/A-18C Hornet aircraft perform and what she should expect during her flight. Zontini is scheduled to fly with the team this afternoon around...
Does your child have a video ‘gaming disorder?’

Does your child have a video ‘gaming disorder?’

The World Health Organization released a new report that for the first time classifies an addiction to video games as a mental health disorder. “Gaming disorder,” as the WHO calls it, is characterized by “a pattern of persistent or recurrent gaming behaviour,” manifested by “impaired control” over frequency and duration of video gaming, according to the classification...
Demolition nears at former Americana amusement park

Demolition nears at former Americana amusement park

Monroe is moving forward with the demolition of dilapidated buildings at the former Americana amusement park that is being transformed into the new Monroe Bicentennial Commons park. City Council approved an emergency ordinance that allows the city manger to contract with Logan Creek LLC, who was the lowest of three bids submitted for the project. Logan Creek’s bid of $625,000 was well below...
Want to own a piece of Applebee’s? Here’s how you can

Want to own a piece of Applebee’s? Here’s how you can

Interested in owning a piece of a closed Applebee’s restaurant? All contents of the recently closed Applebee’s Grill & Bar restaurants in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky — and one in the Dayton area — are to be auctioned off online, according to Biddergy.com. RELATED: Applebee’s shuts down one of its Dayton-area restaurants The online auctions will include contents belonging...
Medical practice opening new Dayton-area office

Medical practice opening new Dayton-area office

A growing medical practice is holding a grand opening for its new Huber Heights office. Digestive Specialists and Digestive Endoscopy Center is holding a ribbon cutting 5697 Shull Road at 5:30 p.m. June 28. MORE: Jamestown physicians moving, joining with Kettering Health The Dayton Daily News previously reported the area outpatient gastroenterology clinic was moving its office from 7415 Brandt Pike...
Real estate office opening in historic Dayton neighborhood

Real estate office opening in historic Dayton neighborhood

A real estate agency is preparing to open a new office in the Wright-Dunbar neighborhood. HER Realtors - Vintage plans to open an office at 1024 W. Third St. on Thursday with a 4:30 p.m. ribbon cutting ceremony. HER Realtors stated that Shannon Jackson, the realtor leading the new office, has long been interested in the revitalization efforts taking place in the historic Wright-Dunbar region and comes...
Got old tax returns? Bank records? Here’s when you can shred them for free

Got old tax returns? Bank records? Here’s when you can shred them for free

Huber Heights residents can participate in a free paper shredding event on July 14. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Thomas Cloud Park and the Rose Music Center. MORE: Pike County murders: 8 deaths, 2 years, no answers Only paper will be accepted for shredding. Documents residents may consider shredding include old bank records, tax returns and other documents that could catch the...
Dayton schools approve new training to react to violent intruders

Dayton schools approve new training to react to violent intruders

Dayton schools will take a new approach to handling violent intruders or other dangerous situations next school year, after the school board on Tuesday approved $68,850 for three years of ALICE training. ALICE is a safety approach calling for people in a school to “Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, and Evacuate,” when faced with a threat. Superintendent Elizabeth Lolli said in recent years...
How many people earn what you do? See how you compare in the area

How many people earn what you do? See how you compare in the area

In addition to having a decent cost of living and below-average housing costs, this region also is home to some good-paying jobs. That is evident by income tax data recently released by the Ohio Department of Taxation. In the Miami Valley region, about 118,380 tax returns reported earnings of $100,000 or more, according to analysis of the data by this news outlet. That amounts to about one in six...
Police will swarm Hamilton High School today. Here’s why there’s no need to panic.

Police will swarm Hamilton High School today. Here’s why there’s no need to panic.

Police, fire and EMS units will be at Hamilton High School today as part of a training drill, according to school district officials. “This will be a multi-agency mock emergency that will involve law enforcement, fire and EMS units, students, administrators and school staff members,” said Joni Copas, director of communications for the city school district. The drill will begin around 9...
Showers, storms to return today

Showers, storms to return today

Few evening showers and storms today Chances for rain/storms continues into weekend Little relief from the heat/humidity Today: Another hot and humid day is expected. Highs will be in the lower to middle 80s but with the humidity, it’s going to feel more like the upper 80s, according to Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar. The chance for showers and storms returns again...
Dayton police arrest man, 19, on suspicion of murder 

Dayton police arrest man, 19, on suspicion of murder 

A 19-year-old man has been arrested by Dayton police on suspicion of murder, according to online jail records. Carlos Blanton Jr. is currently in Montgomery County Jail on charges including aggravated murder and obstructing justice.  He was arrested at the City of Dayton Safety Building, 335 W. Third St., and is scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday afternoon in Dayton Municipal Court, jail records...
WPAFB Wednesday Weather: Scattered showers, storms return 

WPAFB Wednesday Weather: Scattered showers, storms return 

WRIGHT PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE—Scattered showers and storms return, but will be more widespread across the southern counties. Outside of the storms, skies will be partly sunny with highs in the lower 80s.  A passing shower or storm is possible again Thursday, mainly in southern counties. Overall partly sunny skies for the day with temperatures climbing into the lower 80s and a bit less...
Arrest made after man shot in head in Dayton

Arrest made after man shot in head in Dayton

An arrest has been made after a man was shot in the head Tuesday evening. Marcus Antonio White, 21, was arrested in the 200 block of Cherrywood Avenue at 2:37 a.m., according to a Dayton police report and Montgomery County Jail records. He was booked into jail on a charge of felonious assault. A man who was shot in the head Tuesday night drove to a Speedway gas station for help. The victim...
DPS picks new Dunbar football coach despite loud support for Powell

DPS picks new Dunbar football coach despite loud support for Powell

Dayton’s school board on Tuesday hired Corey Freed as the new coach of Dunbar’s football team, despite a large outpouring of support for Darran Powell, who has coached the team the past five years. Superintendent Elizabeth Lolli said she couldn’t answer questions about Freed’s coaching background, referring those questions to new Athletic Director Shawna Welch, who was not...
Montgomery County sales tax increase proposal draws ire, support

Montgomery County sales tax increase proposal draws ire, support

During the first of two required public hearings, Montgomery County commissioners heard Tuesday from citizens both for and against a proposed retail sales tax increase projected to generate an additional $19.1 million a year. With a $9 million budget shortfall looming for Montgomery County in 2019 — and more expected in years beyond — Joe Tuss, the county administrator, recommended the...
Police, medics called for stabbing victim in his late 70s

Police, medics called for stabbing victim in his late 70s

Springfield police are investigating after a 79-year-old man was stabbed Tuesday evening. The incident was reported around 8 p.m. in the 2100 block of Gerald Drive. The victim, who has not been identified, was transported to Miami Valley Hospital. According to his neighbors, he was alert and talking to medics following the incident, and he said he was stabbed by a relative. Everyone knows the victim...
A labor of love: Documenting Madison High School class of 1928

A labor of love: Documenting Madison High School class of 1928

A scrapbook, filled with mementos and memories of the Madison High School class of 1928, was started by a 16-year-old student over 90 years ago and recently was completed by his son. That student, Herbert Nye, started the book on the first day of his senior year, Sept. 26, 1927. “Went to school. First day stayed till noon. Helped dad in the afternoon,” he wrote. Nye had a knack for detailed...
Chemicals found in Dayton water prompt new letters to customers

Chemicals found in Dayton water prompt new letters to customers

A potentially dangerous substance once used as a firefighting foam at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base that infiltrated groundwater and prompted the shutdown of several Dayton water wells has now been detected in drinking water bound for customers. The system operators, however, say the level of polyfluoralkyl substances (PFAS) is well below allowable limits. Both the city of Dayton and Montgomery...
Ohio State office failed to properly report student sexual assault complaints

Ohio State office failed to properly report student sexual assault complaints

Ohio State University has closed its Sexual Civility and Empowerment unit amid concerns that the organization did not adequately report sexual assaults. The unit was suspended in February after concerns came to light that it was “not properly supporting victims and was mismanaged,” according to a statement from Ohio State. The concerns prompted a review completed on May 28, which showed...
Cedar Care Village Pharmacy plans unveiled

Cedar Care Village Pharmacy plans unveiled

A new pharmacy with rare educational opportunities took another step forward in Cedarville. Dozens from the village turned out for a community event Tuesday as Cedarville University unveiled plans for the new Cedar Care Village Pharmacy.  It will be the second teaching pharmacy in the state of Ohio.  Students will be able to “learn not just how to do pharmacy, but how to care and serve...
NEW DETAILS: Seven Mile temporarily bans new medical marijuana dispensary

NEW DETAILS: Seven Mile temporarily bans new medical marijuana dispensary

The state approved earlier this month two provisional medical marijuana dispensary licenses for Butler County, but the tiny village of Seven Mile has issued an emergency, temporary ban, preventing the new business from locating there. Seven Mile Mayor Vivian Gorsuch told the Journal-News she doesn’t agree with the nine-month moratorium that passed 5-0 on Monday, but she only has the opportunity...
Grand jury next for Springboro arrest streamed live on Facebook

Grand jury next for Springboro arrest streamed live on Facebook

A Warren County grand jury will review the case against Samuel Ronan, the former political candidate arrested earlier this month after a struggle with Springboro police. Judge Gary Loxley bound over the case against Ronan, 28, of Springboro, after ruling there was probable cause to indicate he obstructed justice on June 9. Loxley ruled immediately after a hearing on Tuesday in Warren County Court...
Man hears ‘boom, boom, clack’ before tree falls on vehicle in Dayton

Man hears ‘boom, boom, clack’ before tree falls on vehicle in Dayton

Two large trees were apparently struck by lightning Tuesday afternoon as a batch of heavy rain moved through the area. A large tree fell on a Jeep on La Belle Street in Dayton, and across town, a branch believed to weigh 2,000 pounds landed atop a vehicle in the 100 block of Five Oaks Avenue in Dayton. Sidney More was headed to the store this afternoon, driving on Five Oaks Avenue. “I stopped...
Vandalia’s Air Show parade to honor late police chief

Vandalia’s Air Show parade to honor late police chief

On Friday, the Vandalia-Butler Chamber of Commerce will host an Air Show parade in honor of this year’s Dayton Vectren Air Show at the Dayton International Airport. The parade will close a portion of National Road and Dixie Drive from 6:45 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, according to Communications Manager Rich Hopkins. MORE: Insider’s guide to the Dayton Air Show: 7 things to know before you...
Sinclair to give away a $1,000 scholarship at job fair

Sinclair to give away a $1,000 scholarship at job fair

Sinclair Community College is hosting an event on Thursday to showcase its certificate offerings and people who attend will have a chance to win a scholarship. The event will highlight more than 29 of the college’s short-term certificate programs, according to Sinclair. Employers from 12 area companies will also be at the event to talk to potential students. » RELATED: Boom in college...
CareFlight more than an ambulance in 35th year: ‘We have a daughter,’ dad says

CareFlight more than an ambulance in 35th year: ‘We have a daughter,’ dad says

CareFlight, the air-medical transport service, is celebrating 35 years of service and will be participating in the 2018 Vectren Dayton Air Show this weekend.  The service began in 1983 as the first air medical program in the region and the 65th civilian air ambulance program in the nation to fly critically ill or injured patients.  "We have a daughter today," Buzz Seilhamer told...
Cleaning company’s discovery in Hamilton home leads to bomb squad call

Cleaning company’s discovery in Hamilton home leads to bomb squad call

The Butler County Sheriff’s Office Bomb Squad was called to a Hamilton home today after a cleaning crew made a unique discovery. MORE: Prisoner who escaped, jumped in the river identified A company cleaning out a Schwartz Drive home for the relative of a deceased couple found a Japanese grenade and mortar round, according to Specialist Mike Grimes, commander of the unit. “We are assessing...
Restaurant to add jobs, seats with move to new Miami Twp. site

Restaurant to add jobs, seats with move to new Miami Twp. site

A restaurant chain plans to add jobs and seating when it moves from Miamisburg down the street to a larger site in Miami Twp. Roosters plans to increase its staff from about 95 to about 125 as it moves from 103 N. Springboro Pike to 9400 Springboro, said Dan Ponton, company president and CEO. RELATED: Roosters awaits liquor permit for new site in Miami Twp. About 400 seats will be available at the...
DP&L distribution settlement may mean rate increase

DP&L distribution settlement may mean rate increase

If a new settlement on Dayton Power and Light’s distribution charges is approved by state regulators, bills for consumers who use 1,000 kilowatt-hours of power a month will go up $2.64. DP&L said it has filed a stipulation in its distribution rate case with the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO), which was signed by 15 parties and PUCO staff. If the stipulation is approved by the PUCO...
Jamestown physicians moving, joining with Kettering Health

Jamestown physicians moving, joining with Kettering Health

A group of primary care physicians and nurse practitioners that had been practicing in Jamestown in rural eastern Greene County are moving and joining Kettering Health Network. The providers are leaving Jamestown Family Medicine, which is still owned by competing health network Premier Health. The providers’ new practice will be called Kettering Physician Network Primary Care – Jamestown...
NEW DETAILS: American Airlines flights through local carrier to be reduced rest of week

NEW DETAILS: American Airlines flights through local carrier to be reduced rest of week

American Airlines will operate a reduced schedule of PSA Airlines flights for the next few days as the regional carrier attempts to return to normal operations following technical issues from its Dayton headquarters. Dayton-based PSA Airlines stabilized its computer systems Tuesday morning and reintroduced flying in the afternoon after cancelling more flights Monday night, according to the airline&rsquo...
Dayton man stabs dog that charged at him and his puppy

Dayton man stabs dog that charged at him and his puppy

Dayton Police Department officers found evidence of possible dog fighting after a loose dog charged a man and his puppy, prompting the man to kill the loose dog. Two DPD officers arrived in the 100 block of Malden Street in Dayton after a man reported a dangerous animal in the area, according to a police incident report. At about 8:30 p.m., the caller was on his front porch and the loose dog charged...
Kroger among country’s best for technology pros

Kroger among country’s best for technology pros

The Kroger Co. has been named to Computerworld’s Top 100 Best Places to Work in IT for 2018. This is the second time Kroger’s tech department has been recognized by the annual list. This year, Kroger ranks 58th among large companies. “Kroger Technology associates are driving innovation and solutions to seamlessly blend online and offline shopping to redefine the grocery customer...
Dayton Foundation seeks older adults to work with nonprofits

Dayton Foundation seeks older adults to work with nonprofits

The Dayton Foundation is looking for older adults to serve as fellows at three local nonprofits. The candidates must be 55 or older and have professional, management or executive-level experience. Fellows will work 25 to 32 hours a week at the Dayton Metro Library, the National Conference for Community and Justice or the St. Mary Development Program for a $25,000 annual stipend with a renewable yearlong...
Homemade bottle bomb found along Island MetroPark bikepath

Homemade bottle bomb found along Island MetroPark bikepath

MetroParks rangers are investigating after a homemade bottle bomb was found along a bike path in the Island MetroPark Tuesday morning.  Rangers responded to the bike path near Kettering Field around 11 a.m. after a park technician found the device during a routine patrol, Lt. Mark Arendt of the Five Rivers MetroParks, Ranger Division said.  The device was found partially burnt-up and was...
How 3 major retailers are reinventing to keep customers

How 3 major retailers are reinventing to keep customers

As struggling retailers strive to keep pace with online competitors, they’ve turned to reinventing various facets of their brick-and-mortar existence, or even partnering with new services to lure back digital shoppers. Take JCPenney, for example, which unveiled its new Salon by InStyle location Friday at its Bridgewater Falls store. The revamped salon features a variety of servicesat the Fairfield...
Prisoner who escaped, jumped into Great Miami River identified

Prisoner who escaped, jumped into Great Miami River identified

UPDATE @ 1 p.m.: The Butler County Sheriff’s Office has identified Derek Cope as the inmate the escaped custody during court transport. The Fairfield Police Department was at the Butler County Resolutions facility on South Second Street in Hamilton returning inmates after court appearances when Cope fled, according to the sheriff’s office. MORE: Dad admits it was ‘bad idea&rsquo...
Man who allegedly used child as shield in 30-hour standoff gets trial date

Man who allegedly used child as shield in 30-hour standoff gets trial date

A trial is scheduled next month for a Cincinnati man facing multiple charges in connection with a 30-hour standoff in which he allegedly held a 10-year-old hostage. Donald T. Gazaway, 31, was charged with kidnapping, felonious assault and inducing panic after the incident that started Jan. 12 at a Liberty Twp. apartment in the Springs at Liberty Township complex located off Hamilton Mason Road. A...
Warren County drivers to pay $5 more for vehicle registration

Warren County drivers to pay $5 more for vehicle registration

Warren County vehicle owners will pay another $5 for registration next year. This morning, the county commissioners approved the increase, which is expected to raise another $1.1 million a year for road and bridge projects. RELATED: Warren County to hold hearings on $5 motor vehicle license registration hike Revenue from the existing fee, increased in phases since 1968, is shared with other local...
3 local fire officials in the running to be township’s new fire chief

3 local fire officials in the running to be township’s new fire chief

Twenty-nine people applied to be Franklin Twp.’s new fire chief, and three local fire officials are semi-finalists for the job. MORE: Franklin Twp.’s top 2 fire department leaders retiring The semi-finalists are: Tom Snively, Middletown assistant fire chief Michael Hannigan, retired Lebanon fire chief Jason Beckett, Hamilton assistant fire inspector...
Longtime Butler County teacher dies

Longtime Butler County teacher dies

A longtime teacher in Butler County has died. Phyllis DiStaola, who taught in Ross and Hamilton school districts before retiring in 1995, died Saturday at Mercy Hospital of Fairfield. She was 80. She worked five years in the Ross district, then started working in Hamilton in the 1974-75 school year, according to district records. She taught businesses courses at Taft, Garfield and Hamilton high schools...
Ex-employee convicted of felony theft from Dayton charter school

Ex-employee convicted of felony theft from Dayton charter school

A state audit released Tuesday on the DECA Prep charter school in Dayton identifies a small case of misspent money, but school officials confirm auditors are finishing a larger investigation that has already led to a criminal conviction. The state’s delayed audit for 2015-16 includes a finding for recovery of $4,489 that DECA Prep overpaid to a teacher who used maternity leave in 2015-16. But...
State: Township paid Springfield company $35K too much for road work

State: Township paid Springfield company $35K too much for road work

A state auditor’s report shows Spring Valley Twp. overpaid a Springfield-based paving company by tens of thousands of dollars in 2015, and the money was not returned until after the error was discovered in a routine audit two years later.  The township paid Ray Hensley Inc. more than $35,124 as a partial payment for work that had already been paid in full, according to the Ohio Auditor...
Liberty Center adds accessories store

Liberty Center adds accessories store

Liberty Center has scored another name in retail fashion — Claire’s. The international specialty retailer of value-priced jewelry and chic accessories for girls and young women opened this month in the mega retail center’s indoor mall, The Foundry. MORE: MidPointe Library opening new branch at Liberty Center Located between Zales and Buckle, it replaces Sphere Virtual Reality Arcade...
Doughnuts, ice cream, candy: 5 Miamisburg spots for your sweet tooth

Doughnuts, ice cream, candy: 5 Miamisburg spots for your sweet tooth

Miamisburg has a variety of shops in the downtown area catering to your sweet tooth. The city’s bicentennial celebration this week is expected to attract thousands of visitors. If you’re among those in town for Miamisburg’s 200th birthday party, here are five unique places you may want to check out: RELATED: 12 unique dining, entertainment spots in downtown Miamisburg •Amy Cakes...
5 things to know about the momentum behind the Dayton Arcade project

5 things to know about the momentum behind the Dayton Arcade project

It’s looking increasingly like a serious renewal of the historic Dayton Arcade is all but a sure bet.  Developers are pushing the project forward. And the site is getting private and public support. It’s a complicated, multi-piece effort for a complicated, multi-piece site — and there are no guarantees. But here’s what to know about the Arcade project right now. MORE...
Clark County Commissioners approve  $1.3 million road resurfacing project

Clark County Commissioners approve  $1.3 million road resurfacing project

About 18 miles of roadways in Clark County will be repaired this summer as part of a $1.3 million resurfacing project, according to the Clark County Engineer's Office. The Board of Clark County Commissioners awarded the contract to Enon-based A&B Asphalt Corporation at the June 13 meeting. The Engineer's Office prepares the bidding specifications and provides oversight of the contract for the different...
NEW DETAILS: Woman, 87, killed in fatal wrong-way downtown Dayton crash

NEW DETAILS: Woman, 87, killed in fatal wrong-way downtown Dayton crash

The victim killed in a wrong-way crash Tuesday morning in downtown Dayton was identified as 87-year-old Opal Clouse of Dayton by the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office. Officers were dispatched to a report of a crash with one person trapped near the intersection of West Fifth Street and South Perry Street around 9 a.m.  According to a crash report, a red Toyota Rav driven by Adrian F. Traylor...
Champaign County Pet of the Week

Champaign County Pet of the Week

Selena is a 3-year-old female hound mix. She is a medium-sized dog at 40 pounds. Selena is a sweet dog who is good with people. She was sadly surrendered to us by her owner. Selena needs a home where someone will be there most of the time as she has separation anxiety issues. She loves to be outside and lay in the sun. Selena is up to date on vaccinations (including rabies) and has tested negative...
Streets of West Chester hosting its first-ever community festival

Streets of West Chester hosting its first-ever community festival

Mario Cicchinelli can remember a time when there was no Union Centre exit off of Interstate 75. When nothing but cornfields covered both sides of the highway. But now, as chief operating officer of ColdIron Enterprises, Cicchinelli is putting his efforts back into the township to expand the growth of businesses and get people excited about the opportunities the Streets of West Chester development...
“This is a job that takes all you got:” New base leader at Wright-Patt

“This is a job that takes all you got:” New base leader at Wright-Patt

Col. Thomas P. Sherman made two firsts Tuesday: He made his first trip to the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, and he became the installation commander of the largest Air Force base by population. Sounding at times like an evangelist and brimming with enthusiasm, Sherman told a crowd of about 500 at a change of command ceremony he had found his purpose for the next two years. “This is...
Wright State provost to return to a faculty job after June 30

Wright State provost to return to a faculty job after June 30

Wright State University’s outgoing provost will return to a faculty position after he steps down from his administration post on June 30. Tom Sudkamp will return to a faculty position, likely in the school’s College of Computer Science and Engineering, said spokesman Seth Bauguess. Sudkamp has served as provost and vice president for curriculum at WSU for around three years, according...
Have you been to a freestanding ER?

Have you been to a freestanding ER?

While freestanding emergency departments have been growing around the U.S., most of these new centers have been concentrated in Ohio, Texas and Colorado. As of 2015, Ohio had the second highest number of freestanding ERs in the U.S. MORE: Flights canceled; Tech problems occurring more often at airlines These emergency departments have the ability to provide crucial care in areas that don’t have...
Miamisburg bicentennial: Business Day includes entertainment, free kid rides

Miamisburg bicentennial: Business Day includes entertainment, free kid rides

Today is the Miamisburg Bicentennial celebration’s Business/Fraternal Day with events starting at 10 a.m. and running through 10 p.m. Most entertainment events are scheduled for Riverfront Park in downtown. Parking shuttles run starting at Mound Business Park at looping through Miamisburg with stops at various points will be running from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. RELATED: 12 unique dining, entertainment...
More American Airlines flight cancellations reported Tuesday morning

More American Airlines flight cancellations reported Tuesday morning

Another round of American Airlines flight cancellations have been reported Tuesday morning, days after computer issues with PSA Airlines, a regional carrier based in Dayton, caused hundreds of cancellations.  Twelve departures and 11 arrivals from the Dayton airport were showing as cancelled this morning, according to the airport’s website.  Eight departures and nine arrivals were...
Dayton flight to Houston successful; could lead to two flights

Dayton flight to Houston successful; could lead to two flights

The success of the newly added United Airlines route from the Dayton International Airport to Houston airport is expected to result in a larger aircraft next month. The 2.5-hour, nonstop flight was offered on June 8 at the Dayton International Airport for the first time since 2011. It was one of eight airports to receive the nonstop flight recently, including the Akron/Canton airport. “We already...
Auntie Anne’s offering fans chance to choose next pretzel flavor: Here’s how

Auntie Anne’s offering fans chance to choose next pretzel flavor: Here’s how

Soft pretzel fans can start voting for the next Auntie Anne’s pretzel flavor today. The company is once again holding its Pretzel Nation Creation contest, where customers can vote online for a new flavor. This year’s contest offers sweet options in celebration of Auntie Anne’s 30th birthday. Narrowed down from more than 650 suggestions, customer can vote for 10 different flavors...
Ohio police dog struck, killed by car: ‘Play ball in heaven, my buddy’

Ohio police dog struck, killed by car: ‘Play ball in heaven, my buddy’

An off-duty K-9 officer in Batavia died after being struck by a vehicle on Monday. A Batavia Police Department K-9 unit dog, Officer Kraft, was accidentally struck and killed by a car. Kraft was Batavia’s first police dog, according to the department. “Kraft, you will be missed and your service to Batavia Police Department was greatly appreciated. Go and play ball in heaven, my buddy...
Read this REMARKABLE letter sent to slave master from escaped slave living in Dayton

Read this REMARKABLE letter sent to slave master from escaped slave living in Dayton

A remarkable letter written by an escaped slave living in Dayton to his former master was the subject of a public program recently at Woodland Cemetery and Arboretum. Today is Juneteenth, also known as Juneteenth Independence Day or Freedom Day, which commemorates the emancipation from slavery in the U.S. Slaves had acted to secure their own liberty, including Jordan Anderson. Jordan Anderson...
Butler County doubles funding for opioid fight

Butler County doubles funding for opioid fight

Butler County’s mental health and addiction board will more than double the amount of money it is spending to fight the opioid epidemic locally. There have been 92 confirmed overdose deaths in Butler County this year, the same number for all of 2012 and on par with the 232 overdose deaths reported last year by the coroner’s office. The Mental Health and Addiction Recovery Services Board...
Massive Toys ‘R’ Us giraffe mascot given away through liquidation sale

Massive Toys ‘R’ Us giraffe mascot given away through liquidation sale

Toys “R” Us mascot Geoffrey the Giraffe has a new home. The toy store chain is undergoing the process of liquidating all of its stores after filing for bankruptcy earlier this year. The retailer sold off its 16-ft., 550-pound fiberglass statue of the giraffe mascot to a children’s hospital. Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital in New Brunswick, New Jersey acquired the statue through...
Township trustees say Oda resignation leaves them with 30-day deadline

Township trustees say Oda resignation leaves them with 30-day deadline

The trustees of this growing township on the Montgomery-Warren county line moved quickly Monday to replace Fiscal Officer Linda Oda within the 30 days allowed by state law. The Clearcreek Twp. trustees said they were surprised by the timing of Oda’s resignation-retirement after what she described as 10 “bumpy” years. RELATED: Township official steps down after 10 years “She...
‘Flightless’ Honor Flights give veterans a chance to experience war memorials

‘Flightless’ Honor Flights give veterans a chance to experience war memorials

When Owen Brewer stepped into the sunlight, he saw dozens of waving American flags and a crowd cheering for him. Then, he saw a man emerge from behind a banner, fully dressed in an Army uniform. To his surprise, it was Sergeant Jackson Brewer, Owen’s 27-year-old grandson whom he hadn’t seen in more than two years. “Probably not a good idea to surprise a 92-year-old,” Jackson...
Tipp City actress lands first big-screen role in new Jennifer Aniston movie

Tipp City actress lands first big-screen role in new Jennifer Aniston movie

One of Tipp City’s daughters plays the object of Jennifer Aniston’s son’s affection in a newly released movie.  Carrie Wampler, 21, plays Army medic Jenny Smith in the Alexandre Moors directed film “The Yellow Bird.”  Wampler has appeared in a number of  TV shows and in commercials since her family made the permanent move to Hollywood about...
Dayton schools vote today on safety plan, whether to close a school

Dayton schools vote today on safety plan, whether to close a school

Dayton’s school board will vote today on whether to keep a school open and whether to change active-shooter safety plans, along with the hiring of several new coaches and administrators. The school in question is Dayton Business Technology High School — a dropout recovery charter school that has been sponsored by DPS for 12 years. The school board voted in December not to renew its contract...
Driver critically injured after rollover crash in Darke County

Driver critically injured after rollover crash in Darke County

A driver was critically injured in a rollover crash in Darke County early Tuesday morning. A 1998 grey Cadillac Deville driven by Kory Dusko, 25, of Greenville, was traveling northbound on Ohio 121 when he failed to negotiate a curve and lost control, rolling the vehicle, according to a release.  Dusko was taken to Miami Valley Hospital by CareFlight where he is listed in critical condition.
Vehicle strikes Stop Sticks to end early morning pursuit

Vehicle strikes Stop Sticks to end early morning pursuit

A pursuit that started on Interstate 75 ended on Dayton Cincinnati Pike early Tuesday morning when the vehicle hit Stop Sticks. The pursuit started around 3:30 a.m. on northbound I-75 in Warren County. The vehicle exited the highway at Austin Boulevard, and the pursuit continued through Miamisburg and Miami Twp. Crews requested Franklin police to place stop sticks on Dayton Cincinnati Pike at Crains...
Driver crashes stolen pickup truck through Huber Heights fence

Driver crashes stolen pickup truck through Huber Heights fence

A driver who crashed through a gate to the driveway of a Howland Place home Monday night was involved in crimes across two counties, police said. Huber Heights police and Greene County Sheriff’s deputies were at the home in the 7200 block of Howland Place, where a stolen black pickup truck was towed from the property. It’s not clear whether the driver is in custody. However, a Greene County...
Police investigating Wesleyan MetroPark shooting

Police investigating Wesleyan MetroPark shooting

Dayton police are investigating a shooting in the road across from  Wesleyan MetroPark, according to the report. Police were dispatched to Wesleyan Road at Princeton Drive around 12:55 a.m. Tuesday. The gunshot victim, a 29-year-old female, was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital, read the report. The victim’s condition was not immediately available. Police reportedly did not locate any shell...
Power restored in Montgomery County

Power restored in Montgomery County

UPDATE @2:50 a.m. (June 19): Power has been restored in Montgomery County, according to DP&L. Outages in Montgomery County number nearly 1,300, according to the Dayton Power & Light’s online outage map. At 11 p.m., there were more than 4,100 power outages reported. There are 1,586 Dayton Power & Light customers without power, down from more than 4,100 without service in Montgomery County...
Crews called to 3-vehicle rollover crash in Clayton

Crews called to 3-vehicle rollover crash in Clayton

A driver who ran a red light tonight caused as three-vehicle crash at the intersection of Taywood and Old Salem roads. The vehicles involved in the crash reported around 8:15 p.m. included a pickup truck, car and minivan, which was on its side. It is not clear whether there were any injuries, but there initially was someone trapped in the overturned vehicle, according to the Montgomery County Regional...
Gas prices to drop around 10 cents this week

Gas prices to drop around 10 cents this week

The average price of gas in Ohio drops 10 cents this week. Ohio has topped the charts for the biggest weekly change in gas price averages in the country; Ohio is the 11th lowest in the nation at $2.70 per gallon. Nationwide, 44 states have less expensive or steady gas price averages compared to last Monday. However, the cheaper trend may be reversing. “If demand continues to strengthen and inventories...
Forest Park vision includes relocated Harrison Twp. government center

Forest Park vision includes relocated Harrison Twp. government center

A new town square anchored by a relocated Harrison Twp. government center is the centerpiece of a consensus redevelopment plan for the Forest Park area, officials and planners announced Tuesday. The redevelopment area includes a 54-acre tract in Harrison Twp. that was once the location of a thriving amusement park and later a shopping center that fell out of fashion and into decay. Planner Joe Nickol...
Dayton standoff suspect was wanted for violent crime

Dayton standoff suspect was wanted for violent crime

The suspect involved in a nearly six-hour SWAT standoff was placed into custody Monday night but was not arrested, according to Lt. Matt Beavers. The Dayton police SWAT team responded to the suspect’s home in the 100 block of Livingston Avenue around 4:20 p.m. in Dayton. Police also checked a vacant home neighbors said the man spends time at in the 200 block of Livingston Avenue. According...
Tons of trash, overpowering stench at Moraine site of raid

Tons of trash, overpowering stench at Moraine site of raid

Tons of trash dumped in a wooded area off Germantown Pike, which has caused an overpowering stench, is part of a Monday law enforcement raid at the property that led to one arrest. Raid at home, garage in 6700 block of Germantown Pike Tons of trash found dumped in wooded area behind home Man jailed, awaiting formal drug possession charge A large law enforcement presence was at a Germantown Pike property...
Senate OKs $116 million for massive NASIC project at Wright-Patterson

Senate OKs $116 million for massive NASIC project at Wright-Patterson

The Senate late Monday passed a $716 billion defense bill that included $116 million expansion of the National Air and Space Intelligence Center - one of the largest projects in Wright-Patterson’s recent history. By a vote of 85-10, the Senate passed its version of the defense bill, which authorizes defense programs for the 2019 federal spending year that begins in October. Both Sens. Sherrod...
Harrison Twp. man accused of seriously injuring newborn son

Harrison Twp. man accused of seriously injuring newborn son

A 22-year-old Harrison Twp. man is accused of seriously injuring his newborn son earlier this month. Hopeton M. Taylor was indicted today for felonious assault and two counts of endangering children, according to the Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office. Taylor’s 8-week-old son was brought to Dayton Children’s Hospital June 6, when he was unresponsive and suffering from multiple...
SICSA breaking ground this fall on $5 million Washington Twp. location

SICSA breaking ground this fall on $5 million Washington Twp. location

The Society for the Improvement of Conditions for Stray Animals (SICSA) is looking to break ground later this year and start construction in 2019 on a $5 million new facility in Washington Twp. SICSA is a non-profit pet adoption center and animal shelter, that has rescued and adopted more than 7,500 animals through the years. The shelter has been part of the Miami Valley since 1974. SICSA has performed...
A unique demolition: Former theater torn down as two adjoining buildings remain

A unique demolition: Former theater torn down as two adjoining buildings remain

The owner of a demolition company said the former Studio Theater on Central Avenue will be demolished within one month. Bob Ryder, owner of Vicker’s Demolition, called the process “slow but steady” because safety is a top priority. He said the two occupied buildings on both sides of the theater slowed the demolition. Those buildings are owned by Liberty Spirits. Otherwise, he said...
Troopers ID woman killed in Preble County crash

Troopers ID woman killed in Preble County crash

UPDATE @ 6:15 p.m.: The woman killed in a single-vehicle crash in the 6000 block of Halderman Road has been identified as 29-year-old Megan Harris of Indiana, Sgt. Frank Simmons of the Ohio State Highway Patrol’s Dayton Post said. “Upon arriving on scene we saw a red Chrysler Pacifica that apparently had gone off the right side of the roadway, over-corrected and went off the left...
Region records first heat wave in past 3 years

Region records first heat wave in past 3 years

The first heat wave since 2016 is expected to continue to scorch the Dayton region today, but cooler temperatures will prevail later this week. Temperatures have been in the low to mid 90s since Saturday, with heat indexes of more than 100 degrees. Three 90-degree days constitute a heat wave and the weekend wave was the first of its kind since July 23-25 2016, Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie...
‘Not much relief’ when temperatures reach mid-90s

‘Not much relief’ when temperatures reach mid-90s

Bob Ryder, owner of Vicker’s Demolition, the company tearing down the former Studio Theater on Central Avenue in Middletown, has his crew starting and going home earlier to avoid working during the heat of the day. MORE: Dangerous heat to last into the week The demolition workers also are encouraged to drink plenty of water and rest in the shade when possible. But on Monday afternoon, with sweat...
Dayton flights canceled: What’s really going on?

Dayton flights canceled: What’s really going on?

The technical problems that canceled hundreds of American Airlines flights in the past week are becoming more regular as airlines consolidate and “patch together” their systems instead of creating a new cohesive one, an aviation expert told the Dayton Daily News. American Airlines canceled or delayed at least 745 total flights after two “technical issues” on Thursday and Sunday...
REPORT: Man detained for public indecency twice in same day

REPORT: Man detained for public indecency twice in same day

A Dayton man taken into custody early Monday for public indecency was back in the Montgomery County Jail the same night after dancing downtown naked, according to Dayton police reports.  Samuel Tumaini, 25, was detained on suspicion of public indecency, read the report.  Police received multiple calls around 11:30 p.m. Monday about the incident, ranging from a man standing in front of an...
Developer sees momentum in creating Arcade apartments: ‘An absolutely fantastic project’

Developer sees momentum in creating Arcade apartments: ‘An absolutely fantastic project’

A newly named executive who will help oversee the building of apartments in a renewed downtown Dayton Arcade sees momentum in the project. “Just moving forward, I don’t really see any obstacles,” said Trace Shaughnessy, named last week as vice president at St. Louis-based developer McCormack Baron Salazar. McCormack Baron Salazar is of two big players in urban redevelopment work...
Port Authority to boost Arcade improvements, save project $1M

Port Authority to boost Arcade improvements, save project $1M

On Monday, the Dayton Montgomery Port Authority Board of Trustees voted to have the Port support the downtown Dayton Arcade development project, agreeing to enter into four ground leases for four component parcels of the Arcade. The Port will enter into capital lease agreements with four limited liability companies that own the Arcade’s component parcels, said Jerry Brunswick, executive director...
New Ohio school plan: Equity, social issues as crucial as math, reading

New Ohio school plan: Equity, social issues as crucial as math, reading

The state school board’s new strategic plan for Ohio education puts development of social skills and leadership on equal footing with literacy, math and other traditional academics. The document calls a lack of equal opportunities from child to child “Ohio’s greatest education challenge” and it calls for a focus on the “whole child,” including physical, social,...
Many officers may testify against Dayton suspect shot by Miami Twp. police at busy interchange

Many officers may testify against Dayton suspect shot by Miami Twp. police at busy interchange

Public safety forces from several jurisdictions may testify against a Dayton teen facing several felony charges – including assaulting a police officer - involving a Miamisburg robbery after which the defendant was wounded. The 18-year-old Dunbar High School student was 17 when the crime occurred Feb. 5 near a busy Ohio 725/Interstate 75 interchange. Adult charges are being sought against him...
Shots fired in I-75 road rage report

Shots fired in I-75 road rage report

Dayton police are investigating an alleged road rage incident during which shots were fired and a vehicle was rear-ended, according to the report. A Dayton man was northbound on I-75 at North Main Street around 3:26 a.m. Monday morning when a black Cadillac reportedly pulled beside him and fired shots.   The man ducked and braked hard, according to the report, resulting in a third vehicle...
Middletown woman killed walking on Butler County road

Middletown woman killed walking on Butler County road

A woman was killed Friday when she was hit by a car along a St. Clair Twp. road. The incident happened at about 10 p.m. in the 5100 block of Augspurger Road, according to Butler County Sheriff’s Sgt. Melissa Gerhardt. MORE: Liberty Twp. store robbed at gunpoint Wanda Vanbuskirk, 55, of Middletown was hit by a vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene, according to the sheriff’s office....
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