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Juvenile taken to hospital after shooting in Harrison Twp.

Juvenile taken to hospital after shooting in Harrison Twp.

Officials are investigating a shooting that occurred Sunday night in Northland Village Apartments that left one juvenile injured. Crews were dispatched around 6:50 p.m. to the 1900 block of Palisades Drive on reports of gunshots heard, according to Montgomery County Regional dispatch. The victim was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital then transported to Miami Valley Hospital. We are working to...
AAA recommends car care before Thanksgiving travel

AAA recommends car care before Thanksgiving travel

AAA suggests motorist get their cars checked out and tuned up before Thanksgiving holiday travel to avoid finding themselves stranded, according to a release. "AAA recommends motorists use a simple checklist to determine their vehicle's fall and winter maintenance needs," said AAA Tire & Auto Manager Jon Bucher. "Many of the items on the list can be inspected by a car owner in less...
Troy Girl Scout troops pick-up trash in honor of 3 Girl Scouts killed in Wisconsin

Troy Girl Scout troops pick-up trash in honor of 3 Girl Scouts killed in Wisconsin

Several Girl Scout Troops spent Sunday afternoon outdoors picking up trash around Cookson Elementary School and Campbell Park, according to News Center 7's Northern Bureau Chief Steve Baker.  This was done in memory of the three Girl Scouts that were killed earlier this month by a pick-up truck while they were picking up roadside trash in Wisconsin.  “At this age especially to...
Local city to stop parking meter fines during holidays

Local city to stop parking meter fines during holidays

A moratorium on fines for time-limited parking spaces in the downtown Troy historic district will be in effect during the holiday season and through the end of January. The moratorium went into effect Nov. 15, just days after it was discussed by city administrators with a city council committee. During the moratorium, discussions and study will continue in the search the best solution for downtown...
After 73 years, World War II veteran receives medals

After 73 years, World War II veteran receives medals

On Nov. 11, World War II veteran Earl Bailey received ribbons and medals he had earned during his service but never received. The long-overdue medals ceremony for Bailey took place at his church, Tri County Assembly Church in Fairfield, on Veterans Day. Bailey’s grandson and daughter concocted a surprise party with the help of a local lawmaker, who interceded to help get Bailey’s medals...
Montgomery County court adds cutting-edge technology

Montgomery County court adds cutting-edge technology

Montgomery County has added to its online “technological arsenal” to answer the public’s questions about the county’s court day or night. The innovation, an automated virtual assistant and chatbot, will answer many of the most frequently asked questions received by the Montgomery County Clerk of Courts Office by email and phone. “I truly believe this tool can be used...
Local fire departments hiring more full-time firefighters

Local fire departments hiring more full-time firefighters

Kettering is the latest local community to seek more full-time firefighters, which will cost the city more but is necessary because of an industry-wide decrease in available part-timers. The city is targeting six new full-time firefighter positions and converting one existing position to flex captain. The estimated staffing budgetary increase is more than $800,000. The entry salary is $65,686, with...
Medical practice spends millions to buy, remodel Liberty Twp. building

Medical practice spends millions to buy, remodel Liberty Twp. building

A Butler County office building that underwent a more than $1 million renovation recently reopened as Liberty Endoscopy Center. The project at 7354 Liberty One Drive in Liberty Twp. is the third location of Ohio Gastroenterology and Liver Institute, the largest independent gastroenterology group in Southwest Ohio. The practice focuses on the study and treatment of intestinal diseases and diseases...
Join Rev. Jasper Williams Jr. at Dayton church service tonight

Join Rev. Jasper Williams Jr. at Dayton church service tonight

The Eulogist at Aretha Franklin’s funeral will be attending the 5:30 p.m. service Sunday night at a Dayton church. The Rev. Jasper Williams Jr. will be the guest speaker at St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church, 2262 N. Gettysburg Ave., for Men’s Day, according to a release.  The service will also feature a men’s chorus led by Rev. Samuel N. Winston, Jr., pastor of Mt. Calvary...
West Carrollton wants land near I-75 for proposed entertainment district

West Carrollton wants land near I-75 for proposed entertainment district

West Carrollton plans to buy more land near Interstate 75 and the Great Miami River for nearly $500,000, expanding its control and development options for an approved entertainment district. The city is looking to buy two small pieces of riverfront property, giving it about five contiguous acres near I-75’s Exit 47 on the Great Miami River. It has nearly 14 more acres across the street, where...
$1.1M roundabout planned at Xenia intersection

$1.1M roundabout planned at Xenia intersection

Roundabouts are becoming a popular alternative to traffic lights at intersections, and plans are underway to install one at a wide four-way stop in a neighborhood northeast of downtown Xenia. The city of Xenia and the Ohio Department of Transportation are working on the final details of the plan for a roundabout to be installed at North Columbus (U.S. 42) and East Church streets. MORE: Beavercreek...
Police investigating body found in roadway as homicide

Police investigating body found in roadway as homicide

Middletown police are investigating the death of a man found in the roadway early this morning as a homicide, according to Lt. Scott Reeve. The man was found dead about 12:30 a.m. in a residential community at Lefferson Road and Sheffield Street. There are no arrests, according to Reeve, who declined to release more details. Identification will be released after autopsy at the Butler County Coroner&rsquo...
Hamilton rising: Residents give city high marks in survey

Hamilton rising: Residents give city high marks in survey

Hamilton residents this decade say they have seen significant improvement to the city’s economy, as well as recreation and wellness, the National Citizen Survey, last conducted in Hamilton during 2017, found. The city’s results in those areas were so significant — eclipsing improvements among about 100 other communities that conducted the survey — that the city received two...
Pike County investigation: 8 deaths and multiple arrests were tied to one key factor — child custody

Pike County investigation: 8 deaths and multiple arrests were tied to one key factor — child custody

Sophia Wagner is spending her fifth birthday today in the custody of Children Services. Her mother, Hanna Rhoden, and her mother’s immediate family were all murdered in their homes in 2016. Her father, Edward “Jake” Wagner, and his immediate family are in jail and charged with killing them. Investigators have revealed little about the relationship between the Wagner family and the...
Local tax bills vary as much as $3K for similar households depending on where you live

Local tax bills vary as much as $3K for similar households depending on where you live

A weeklong beach vacation … a year’s worth of car payments … almost a year of community college tuition — at its extreme, that’s the difference local tax burden can make from one community to another in the Dayton area. Local tax bills can vary as much as $3,000 per year for similar middle-class households, significantly affecting family finances, according to a Dayton...
How Amazon’s explosive U.S. growth is producing thousands of jobs in Ohio

How Amazon’s explosive U.S. growth is producing thousands of jobs in Ohio

Amazon is growing at breakneck speed across the nation and in Ohio, where it has created 6,000 jobs in the past seven years and has commitments to add 5,500 more employees. Last week, the online giant said it would open a package-sorting “air gateway” at Wilmington Air Park, an airport 40 minutes southeast of Dayton that was decimated in the past decade when cargo carrier DHL announced...
‘Food for Fines’ program returns for holidays

‘Food for Fines’ program returns for holidays

MidPointe Library patrons who have fines on their library cards can substitute food and other high-need items for those fines during MidPointe’s Food For Fines program Nov. 23 through Dec. 7. The pre-holiday program “allows us to collect non-perishable items with enough time to deliver them to local food banks before the holidays,” said Travis Bautz, MidPointe Director. “For...
Yinger becomes UD’s all-time leading rusher in victory that earns a winning season

Yinger becomes UD’s all-time leading rusher in victory that earns a winning season

Tucker Yinger rushed for 203 yards to become Dayton’s career rushing leader, and the Flyers completed a winning season with a 34-7 win at Jacksonville on Saturday. Jacksonville lost its top two quarterbacks to injuries, and Dayton’s offense was rolling. UD never punted while piling up 447 yards of offense and finishing the season 6-5 Yinger came into the game trailing Connor Kacsor by...
No one injured in crash that causes plane to lose landing gear, wing

No one injured in crash that causes plane to lose landing gear, wing

No one was injured in a plane crash Saturday evening at the Darke County Airport. The pilot, Charles White, 77, of Gallatin, Tenn. attempted to land the 1999 Piper Saratoga, a single-engine aircraft, eastbound on the main runway, according to a release. The plane veered off the left side of the runway and came to rest in a farm field. There was no fire or explosion during the incident, but one of...
Male taken by CareFlight after fall from tree stand along I-675N

Male taken by CareFlight after fall from tree stand along I-675N

A male was taken by CareFlight to a hospital after he fell from a tree stand on I-675 northbound near the 9200 block of Haddix Road Saturday afternoon. The male fell about 18 feet from the tree stand, according to initial reports. Rescue workers removed the hunter from the wooded area by using a chainsaw to cut through and make a path. They then used a 4-wheeler to help get the man out of the...
Oxford to pilot food waste composting program

Oxford to pilot food waste composting program

Recycling has been such a success here a county award honoring the community doing the best job was discontinued because it came to Oxford every year. Now, the city is taking the lead with a pilot program aimed at composting food waste. City Council included $11,000 in the 2019 budget for the project. The idea was first floated by Council member Chantel Raghu several months ago and was discussed at...
Sidney woman in fatal rollover crash in Shelby Co. identified

Sidney woman in fatal rollover crash in Shelby Co. identified

Brittany Jordan, 32, of Sidney has been identified as the victim in the fatal rollover crash that occurred Saturday afternoon on Mason Road, west of Port Jefferson. A 32-year-old Sidney woman was pronounced dead at the scene after a single-vehicle rollover crash in the 17,000 block of Mason Road, west of Port Jefferson in Shelby County, according to News Center 7’s Northern Bureau Chief...
Columbus Zoo’s baby giraffe passes away after 18 days

Columbus Zoo’s baby giraffe passes away after 18 days

Columbus Zoo officials announced Saturday that Ubumwe, the female giraffe calf that was born Oct. 30, has died. Zoo officials said in a series of Facebook posts that Ubumwe had been energetic and nursing well in her first two weeks, weighing an estimated 130 pounds a week ago. But she began experiencing “gastrointestinal discomfort” Friday afternoon, leading to multiple tests and treatment...
Cheryl Coker case: Friends search area close to her home

Cheryl Coker case: Friends search area close to her home

Friends of missing Riverside woman Cheryl Coker were searching Saturday morning for her. Organizers were out searching the Huffman Dam area at Routes 4 and 444 because it’s near Coker’s home. Coker went missing after dropping her daughter off at school on Oct. 2, and the next day investigators found her car in a parking lot less than a mile from her house. She has been missing for over...
Veteran of the Year supports Lakota students

Veteran of the Year supports Lakota students

Part of the reason West Chester Twp. veteran Jerry Nelson was chosen as one of Butler County’s two Veterans of the Year was his work with Lakota students on several programs the American Legion provides, some of which include college scholarships. The Butler County Veterans Service Commission picked Nelson and WWII prisoner of war Marvin Sizemore as their top veterans this year. RELATED: Butler...
JUST IN: Legendary Dayton pizza restaurant closing for good 

JUST IN: Legendary Dayton pizza restaurant closing for good 

A Dayton classic known for its square-cut pizza, tacos and year-round Christmas lights will closing its doors by the end of the year. El Greco's Pizza Villa, 3976 Salem Ave., said it would close Dec. 22 in a Facebook message to fans this morning. Amber Cash, the restaurant’s manager, said owner Johna Sanchez hopes to find a buyer for the restaurant, which opened in the 1950s or...
5 transported to hospital after Englewood nursing home fire

5 transported to hospital after Englewood nursing home fire

Five people were transported to an area hospital for smoke inhalation after a fire originated in a patient’s room at Pristine Senior Living and Post-Acute Care of Englewood Saturday morning. Crews were dispatched to the Lauricella Court facility at approximately 9:38 a.m. after the building had been evacuated.  “The staff responded appropriately from their training. Our guests and...
Kettering moves to give raises to hundreds of city workers

Kettering moves to give raises to hundreds of city workers

Kettering City Council will vote Nov. 27 on retroactive pay increases for hundreds of union and non-union employees. The 2018 city budget approved last December includes total personnel costs of $51 million. That’s two-thirds of the city’s operating budget. The $51 million included a 2 percent across-the-board pay increase. But the city has recently reached tentative union contracts that...
Dayton school board to vote on $3.3M security camera upgrade

Dayton school board to vote on $3.3M security camera upgrade

Dayton’s school board is expected to approve a $3.3 million contract Tuesday to dramatically improve security camera coverage within its schools. Associate Superintendent Shelia Burton said the changes will eventually increase the number of cameras in all 27 schools while upgrading to newer technology that will provide dramatically clearer images. “The cameras we have now are limited,&rdquo...
Fairfield woman’s coffee business helps families fund adoptions

Fairfield woman’s coffee business helps families fund adoptions

Call it coffee for a cause. Based out of Debra Liston’s Fairfield home, Mwimbula Fresh Coffee • Fresh Bread donates a portion of proceeds to families seeking to adopt special needs children from parts of the world where they’d be thrown away or enslaved. “My husband convinced me that I should do and declare a cause,” said Liston, a Fairfield resident since 2012. &ldquo...
An annual competition that involves ‘shooting’ for turkeys returns today

An annual competition that involves ‘shooting’ for turkeys returns today

The Vandalia Recreation Center will host its 34th Annual Turkey Shoot this Saturday in the gymnasium. This is a foul shot basketball competition. The more points you make, the better chance at getting a gift certificate to go toward your Thanksgiving feast. There will be two-member teams with one adult and one child from the same family. Those children that are eight years and younger will shoot at...
How some area officers are training for calls involving the mentally ill

How some area officers are training for calls involving the mentally ill

Butler Twp. Police and other local officers are using a training program to better help respond to calls involving people with mental health issues. The program “improves officer safety and helps minimize the amount of time officers spend on mental-disturbance calls,” said Butler Twp. Police Chief John Porter. “And it may save money by diverting mentally ill people from jail into...
Habitat for Humanity tried a different kind of project to service the community

Habitat for Humanity tried a different kind of project to service the community

Habitat for Humanity of Miami and Shelby counties has taken on a remodeling project of its own facilities. The local Habitat chapter is in its fourth year as a two-county program. Its most recent effort was converting its former ReStore home at the East Race Street headquarters in Troy into a Habitat Activity Center, or HAC, along with fashioning an area into a classroom space. The activity center...
Middletown teens get rare, insider’s tour of AK Steel

Middletown teens get rare, insider’s tour of AK Steel

High school students in Middletown have either seen it, ridden around it, know someone who works in it or have at least heard of AK Steel, but on Friday some of them got a rare insider’s tour of the massive industrial complex. Students from Middletown’s private Marshall High School saw the inner workings of one of America’s largest steel plants, including near the searing blast furnace...
Kettering Health Network illuminates hospitals in purple for World Prematurity Day 

Kettering Health Network illuminates hospitals in purple for World Prematurity Day 

Kettering Health Network continues to illuminate its hospitals in purple lights in honor of World Prematurity Day.  Hoping to raise awareness for premature births and how they can be prevented, KHN began shining the lights across the front of the hospital buildings (Kettering, Sycamore, Grandview, Southview, Soin, Greene and Fort Hamilton) Nov. 13. You can see the lights every morning and evening...
Election 2018: Panthers QB Cam Newton gets 11 write-in votes

Election 2018: Panthers QB Cam Newton gets 11 write-in votes

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton received 11 write-in votes for an election in North Carolina, officials said. >> Read more trending news  Newton’s name was written in for the Mecklenburg County Soil and Water Conservation district position, according to the Board of Elections. The two people who won received more than 100,000 votes each. Newton has thrown for 2,086 yards...
Family to release lanterns in honor of missing Clark County soldier

Family to release lanterns in honor of missing Clark County soldier

It’s been a year since anyone saw a soldier from Clark County who went missing from Fort Drum in New York. Saturday marks the one-year anniversary of Spc. Trevor Nichols’s disappearance. Investigators said Nichols, of Tremont City, left Fort Drum where he was based without his driver’s license, military ID or cellphone and never returned. A private investigator said nothing...
Salvation Army kicks-off 10th Annual Red Kettle Campaign

Salvation Army kicks-off 10th Annual Red Kettle Campaign

The Salvation Army kicked-off its 10th Annual Red Kettle Campaign Friday night. The kettles are now outside stores where workers rings bells in hope people will donate to the Salvation Army. During the last few years, a secret Santa has dropped gold coins in red kettles across the Miami Valley. Last year, the Red Kettle Campaign raised almost $145 million nationwide.
Northridge Local Schools, local first responders team up in mass casualty incident practice

Northridge Local Schools, local first responders team up in mass casualty incident practice

A school bus full of children flips onto its side after it collides into a car. Real emergency crews respond, but the crash is a mass casualty incident simulation in conjunction with Northridge Local Schools. First on scene are school officials, followed by first responders. They assess the crash, then begin to carefully remove the victims, most through the safety hatch on the roof of the bus. &ldquo...
No one shot, injured during dispute in Eaton

No one shot, injured during dispute in Eaton

No one was shot during a domestic violence incident that occurred Friday night in the 400 block of E. Main Street, according to Officer Sean Mackuy. According to Officer Mackuy,  a firearm was discharged multiple times but no one was injured. A male and female have been jailed on related charges to the incident. Detectives are investigating a shooting Friday night on Main Street. The incident...
Police: Motorcycle rider injured in Miami Twp. collision had just bought bike

Police: Motorcycle rider injured in Miami Twp. collision had just bought bike

UPDATE @ 10:12 p.m.: The motorcycle rider injured in the collision on state Route 741 in Miami Twp. is said to be in stable condition -- and he'll be ticketed for driving without a license, Miami Twp. police said.  Police tell us the friends of the motorcyclist purchased the bike tonight but had not insured it, and was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident.  His friends were following...
Clerk of Courts introduces new automated virtual assistant, chatbot

Clerk of Courts introduces new automated virtual assistant, chatbot

The Clerk of Courts, Russ Joseph, has introduced Athena, the new automated virtual assistant and chatbot Friday. Athena will make the clerk’s office more accessible to citizens by being available 24/7 to answer many of the most frequently asked questions, according to a release. “I truly believe this tool can be used to help remove another barrier to justice for many citizens who find...
Renovated two-story house catches fire in Dayton

Renovated two-story house catches fire in Dayton

Officials are working to determine the cause of a fire in a two-story, wood-frame house that was being renovated, according to Montgomery County Regional Dispatch. According to dispatch, smoke reportedly was coming from the attic of the residence in the 1200 block of Wilson Drive when Dayton fire crews arrived about 8 p.m. No injuries have been reported.  We are working to learn more and will...
Man pronounced dead at scene of Dayton crash identified

Man pronounced dead at scene of Dayton crash identified

The 64-year-old man that was pronounced dead at the scene of a single-car crash Friday night on Wilmington Avenue has been identified as Paul Emrick Jr. of Dayton, according to the Montgomery County Coroner Office. A 64-year-old man involved in a single-vehicle crash tonight was pronounced dead at the scene. He was traveling south on Wilmington Avenue near Rivard Place when he went off the right side...
Washington Twp. Recreation Dept. wins award for senior program

Washington Twp. Recreation Dept. wins award for senior program

The Washington Twp. Recreation Department won a first-place award for their senior program, according to a release. The Ohio Parks and Recreation Association selected the Washington Twp. Recreation Department for the first place Award of Excellence in Management Innovation for its work in establishing diversified and sustainable programming for senior adults. The Township’s program was one of...
Court docs: Woman who abandoned 3 dogs with mange, fleas said they were strays

Court docs: Woman who abandoned 3 dogs with mange, fleas said they were strays

A New Carlisle woman was in court Friday accused of abandoning three dogs, and lying about it. Patricia A. Sharp, 49, identified three female dogs as strays when she brought them on Oct. 30 to the Clark County Dog Shelter. The dogs, described as a shar-pei mix, Labrador retriever mix and pit mix, all had a severe skin infection, mange, and were infested with fleas, according to the criminal complaint...
Centerville extends brush drop-off hours, schedules storm debris pick-up

Centerville extends brush drop-off hours, schedules storm debris pick-up

The City of Centerville is providing residents with debris pick-up from the Nov. 15 ice storm along with extended brush drop-off hours. Beginning the week of Nov. 26, Public Works crews will go through the city to collect storm-related brush that residents are unable to take to the Public Work center.  Brush drop-off is at the Public Works Center, 7970 S. Suburban Road, with the following extended...
Middletown police officer retires after 28 years of service

Middletown police officer retires after 28 years of service

A Middletown Division of Police officer has retired. Today was Kathy Jones' last day of service after being hired in 1990.  Jones has been a high performer on her shifts, a highly self initiated active officer, and a friend to the Middletown Community.  She has also been an outstanding evidence technician as well as a bike officer during her time. 
2 veterans part of atomic bomb test reunite after 60 years apart

2 veterans part of atomic bomb test reunite after 60 years apart

Two veterans who parachuted into a blast zone to study the effects of radiation from an atomic bomb reunited Friday after more than 60 years apart. Albert Tseu and Roy Campbell were three miles away from the nuclear bomb test in Nevada in 1952, and are believed to be the last two survivors of 110 paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne. News Center 7’s James Buechele was in Miamisburg Friday where...
Pike County murders: Court docs reveal custody battle at heart of killings

Pike County murders: Court docs reveal custody battle at heart of killings

Sophia Wagner was just 2 when prosecutors say her father was part of the group who killed her mother and seven more family members. Little Sophia was not at any of the crime scenes when the execution-style murders happened. Comparing her father’s indictment and custody documents he filed a week after the killings provide new insight into the charges against Edward “Jake” Wagner...
Body found on railroad tracks in Middletown

Body found on railroad tracks in Middletown

A body was found this afternoon along the railroad tracks on Vannest Avenue in Middletown, according to Police Sgt. Malcolm Tipton. MORE: Middletown man charged with double murder will get one trial A man was found at about 4:20 p.m. behind the 3500 block of Vannest Avenue, Tipton said. The Butler County Coroner’s Office is responding to the scene. Tipton said at this point it does not appear...
Dining out at Kroger? Store renovations aimed at providing that option

Dining out at Kroger? Store renovations aimed at providing that option

Kroger’s renovated and remodeled storefront at 7300 Yankee Road in Liberty Twp. puts a strong emphasis on fast, fresh food. The nearly year-long renovation effort added three new dining options: pizza, chicken and barbecue fare, according to Erin Rolfes, a Kroger spokeswoman. Gone are the store’s clothing department, a Honey Baked Ham Company kiosk and its selection of housewares, with...
What’s your hospital’s safety rating? Search latest Leapfrog grades

What’s your hospital’s safety rating? Search latest Leapfrog grades

Local hospitals just received new safety grades from the nonprofit health care watchdog Leapfrog. The Leapfrog ratings come out in the fall and spring each year and are based off of 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data. MORE: Premier doctors will move to new, larger Beavercreek medical center Here’s what each hospital scored in the Dayton metro area, including Montgomery, Greene...
Some Dayton-area hospital safety grades slip

Some Dayton-area hospital safety grades slip

Half of the hospitals in the Dayton metro area saw their safety ratings slip in the latest round of scoring by Leapfrog, a nonprofit health care watchdog. The Leapfrog ratings come out in the fall and spring each year and are based on 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data. Hospitals receive a letter grade between A and F for overall performance and also are graded on for individual...
TIMELINE: Federal investigation into Wright State visa ending

TIMELINE: Federal investigation into Wright State visa ending

A federal investigation into happenings at Wright State University may be coming to an end after more than three years. Today, the Wright State board of trustees unanimously agreed to a non-prosecution agreement over possible immigration-related wrongdoing with the U.S. Attorney’s Office and will pay $1 million. The federal government will not pursue criminal or civil prosecution as part of...
‘Anyone can kill’: Dayton detective Doyle Burke talks Jolynn Ritchie, the microwave baby killer and axe murders in Dayton in podcast

‘Anyone can kill’: Dayton detective Doyle Burke talks Jolynn Ritchie, the microwave baby killer and axe murders in Dayton in podcast

Anyone can kill.  That’s one of the lessons Doyle Burke, a retired Dayton homicide detective, said he took from his 30-year career with the city’s police department.  Burke, now the Warren County coroner’s chief investigator, sat down with “What Had Happened Was” host Amelia Robinson to talk about some of the cold-blooded murders he and his team help...
Counterfeit cash, production equipment seized in Sidney raid

Counterfeit cash, production equipment seized in Sidney raid

Three people were arrested after police found counterfeit money and equipment used to produce the fake cash during a search warrant Friday. Kendra Chamberlin, 23; Jesse White, 30; and Tisha Hecht, 30, were all arrested at the house in the 300 block of Franklin Avenue, police said. Chamberlin and White were each booked on forgery charges.  Hecht was booked on a drug charge. Police seized $750...
Ohio State awards bonus and pay hike to president

Ohio State awards bonus and pay hike to president

Ohio State University President Michael V. Drake will get a 2.5 percent pay bump and a $212,242 bonus after trustees gave him his annual review on Friday. His base pay will increase to just over $870,000 a year. His benefits package also includes housing, retirement and deferred compensation, a $50,000 expense budget and $100,000 fringe benefit fund, and eligibility for annual bonuses of up to 25...
Investigators ask for help figuring out how 1994 Springboro grad died

Investigators ask for help figuring out how 1994 Springboro grad died

The Columbus man whose remains were found earlier this month in woods in rural Warren County was a 1994 graduate of Springboro High School and a founder of a Columbus-based foundation. Jerold Haas, 43, of Columbus, graduated in June 1994 from the Springboro district, school officials said. The Warren County Sheriff’s Office is asking for help from the public with its investigation of Haas&rsquo...
911 callers, including child, describe gunfire in Hamilton after 2 people shot

911 callers, including child, describe gunfire in Hamilton after 2 people shot

Dispatchers received nine frantic 911 calls Wednesday night by Hamilton residents who described lots of gunfire, including a crying child who said, “they shot my mom.” An argument broke out on Chestnut Street just before 9 p.m. resulting in Mario Ramirez, 60, and Elizabeth Palma-Duran, 35, both of Hamilton being wounded by a gunshots, according to police. Both victims were transported...
Oakwood school serving as warming center after ice storm

Oakwood school serving as warming center after ice storm

An Oakwood school is opening its doors as a warming shelter this weekend after an ice storm knocked out power for thousands of people in the area. Smith Elementary School, 1701 Shafor Blvd., will be open from 3:30 to 8 p.m. today and from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, according to Oakwood City Schools. The gym, dining area of the cafeteria and restrooms will be open and visitors will be...
Bar security guard indicted for murder in Dayton shooting

Bar security guard indicted for murder in Dayton shooting

A 49-year-old security guard was indicted for murder after he allegedly shot and killed a man outside Ashwood Lounge earlier this month, according to prosecutors. Steven Coleman, 49, is charged with murder, felonious assault, tampering with evidence, and multiple weapons-related charges. Coleman is accused of fatally shooting Robert Lee Burdette during a Nov. 7 altercation outside the bar at 3500...
Middletown man charged with double murder will get one trial

Middletown man charged with double murder will get one trial

A judge has ruled a Middletown man facing two murder charges for allegedly killing two woman will receive only one trial. James Geran, 45, is scheduled to go to trial on Dec. 10 in Butler County Common Pleas Court, but he was back in court Thursday for a hearing to separate the charges and allow two trials — one for each alleged killing. Geran killed his “business associate in criminal...
Dayton police officer arrested in burglary case, sat on by alleged victim

Dayton police officer arrested in burglary case, sat on by alleged victim

Dayton police officer Torrence E. Laprath was wearing a gray three-piece suit when he was arrested early Sunday morning on suspicion of burglary after being sat on by a man at a Dayton residence. Laprath, 33, was arrested at 3:25 a.m. Sunday by fellow Dayton officers at a home on Strathaven Drive in northeast Dayton. Laprath was booked into the Montgomery County Jail just after 4 a.m. “Officer...
Recalls: Dangerous baby carriers and poisonous tables 

Recalls: Dangerous baby carriers and poisonous tables 

Parents and those cleaning up from this week’s ice storm should check to see if they have this week’s recalled products. Jobs news: Amazon hiring in Butler Co.  Active Series baby carriers by LILLEbaby are being recalled because a clip can detach and cause your child to fall, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. There are three reports of the chest straps detaching...
Coroner rules on boy’s death at Dayton pool, family working with city’s legal department

Coroner rules on boy’s death at Dayton pool, family working with city’s legal department

The 6-year-old boy who died after being pulled from the City of Dayton’s Lohrey Pool in July died as a result of drowning, according to the official ruling from the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office. Niguel Hamilton’s death had previously been listed as pending by the coroner’s office.  Hamilton’s death was considered an accident, the coroner’s office said...
Wright State settles 3-year federal visa investigation for $1M

Wright State settles 3-year federal visa investigation for $1M

After more than three years, Wright State University’s board of trustees agreed Friday to settle a federal investigation into H-1B visa misuse by the school for $1 million. The U.S. Attorney’s Office will not pursue civil or criminal prosecution and for its part Wright State has agreed to pay $1 million in three installments over the next two years and has agreed to cooperate in any additional...
Cloudy with a Chance of Podcast: ODOT and the November ice storm

Cloudy with a Chance of Podcast: ODOT and the November ice storm

The Ohio Department of Transportation was busy Wednesday night and Thursday morning covering the first winter storm of the season. Freezing rain wreaked havoc Thursday when one-tenth of an inch to almost four-tenths of an inch of ice accumulated on tree branches, power lines, cars and decks.  ODOT spokeswoman Mandi Dillon sat down with Storm Center 7 meteorologists McCall Vrydaghs and Kirstie...
Occupants displaced after fire damages Miami County home

Occupants displaced after fire damages Miami County home

A Bethel Twp. home sustained significant damage after a fire broke out Friday morning.  No one was home when the fire broke out in the house in the 2300 block of West Charleston Road around 11:40 a.m. Officials said the homeowner left the house to run an errand shortly before the fire started.  The cause of the fire is under investigation and no injuries have been reported.  The occupants...
Volunteers honored for efforts in 2018 Air Force Marathon events

Volunteers honored for efforts in 2018 Air Force Marathon events

The Air Force Marathon staff recently honored some of the 2,400 volunteers who made the 2018 race a success during a reception held at Soin Medical Center in Beavercreek. Col. Thomas Sherman, 88th Air Base Wing and installation commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Stephen Arbona, 88 ABW command chief, made the presentations of award categories honoring volunteers, including the annual prize for Best Hydration...
Military appreciation basketball game hosted at UD Arena

Military appreciation basketball game hosted at UD Arena

The University of Dayton held its annual military appreciation basketball game at UD Arena Nov. 10. The Flyers basketball team defeated the Coppin State Eagles, 76 to 46, before 12,849 fans. This annual event is dedicated to honoring both current and former members of the nation’s armed forces and featured several tributes throughout the night. https://www.daytondailynews.com/news/donors-have-until-jan-pledge-combined-federal-campaign/gfyjn9loEILWnVOfHmbKHI/...
Donors have until Jan. 19 to pledge to Combined Federal Campaign

Donors have until Jan. 19 to pledge to Combined Federal Campaign

The annual Combined Federal Campaign completes the “blackout” portion of its 2019 fund drive Nov. 16, but donors have until Jan. 11, 2019, to contribute. As the CFC heads into its final eight weeks of pledging, the executive director of the local district asks that people keep in mind how important it is to support local, regional, national and international charities that provide programs...
TSA Precheck can speed travel for military, DOD civilians

TSA Precheck can speed travel for military, DOD civilians

If service members are trusted to defend the nation, surely they can be trusted when boarding a plane. That is the thinking of the Transportation Security Administration, which is pushing to ensure service members and Department of Defense civilians know they can use the TSA Precheck program. https://www.daytondailynews.com/news/wright-patt-uso-open-for-the-holidays-giving-airmen-place/yjhjnet9f84hI2YrB6cyNO/...
Health system, which owns Premier Health stake, close to mega-merger

Health system, which owns Premier Health stake, close to mega-merger

Catholic Health Initiatives, which owns a 22 percent stake in Dayton’s Premier Health, is changing its name and close to completing a merger with another large hospital system. CHI and Dignity Health’s merger will create a $28.4 billion health care system, which will be the nation’s largest nonprofit hospital company by revenue. The two announced this week that the merger should...
‘Mustache Movember’ promotes men’s health awareness

‘Mustache Movember’ promotes men’s health awareness

Movember is an annual event of growing mustaches during the month of November to bring awareness to men’s health issues, such as prostate, testicular cancer and mental health. Whether you grow the “Trucker,” “Rock Star” or the “Connoisseur” mustache, growing one with friends, family and co-workers to see who has the best “Mo” can be a lot of fun...
Airmen’s Holiday Cookie Drive is almost here

Airmen’s Holiday Cookie Drive is almost here

More than 1,100 hungry unaccompanied Airmen at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base are hopeful someone wants to fill them with holiday happiness – via home-baked cookies packed in individual boxes. The base’s first responders also will benefit. https://www.daytondailynews.com/news/88th-air-base-wing-announces-holiday-hours-operation/N8nH85mNLrGjXNU8v3UjKN/ The 18th annual Airmen’s Holiday...
Wright-Patt’s Kittyhawk Satellite Pharmacy now open for business

Wright-Patt’s Kittyhawk Satellite Pharmacy now open for business

The new Kittyhawk Satellite Pharmacy officially opened for business Nov. 13 in the Kittyhawk Area of Area A across from the gas station, replacing its former location adjacent to the commissary. The $10 million facility includes upgrades like a modernized drive-thru lane, state-of-the-art dispensing equipment to enhance safety and double the lobby and processing space. These new features are designed...
Wright-Patt’s USO open for the holidays, giving Airmen a place to go

Wright-Patt’s USO open for the holidays, giving Airmen a place to go

The Wright-Patterson Air Force Base United Services Organization is making sure Airmen have a place to go during the holidays by keeping their doors open for those who can’t make it home. The USO, located in Area A, Bldg. 1222, will be open on both Thanksgiving and Christmas Day, operating under its normal hours of 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. https://www.daytondailynews.com/news/tsa-precheck-can-speed-travel-for-military-dod-civilians/CGqVPIsYPP8tYGezEQaUsK/...
Reserve citizen Airmen can request to extend service

Reserve citizen Airmen can request to extend service

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. – Air Force Reserve announced a temporary initiative for Reserve citizen Airmen to request to serve beyond their mandatory separation or high year of tenure date. “The extension requests are part of Human Capital Management initiatives being instituted by the command to address anticipated growth, recruiting challenges and to meet Air Force Reserve readiness...
Police: Traffic issues could linger due to high DP&L call volume

Police: Traffic issues could linger due to high DP&L call volume

Repairs have been made to a utility pole that was hit in a crash on West Spring Valley Pike and South Main Street in Centerville. Police said the intersection was reopened after DP&L crews arrived and completed their repairs.  Moraine police said Kettering Boulevard remains blocked south of Dorothy Lane until DP&L can repair a pole leaning over the roadway.  Police said Kettering Boulevard...
Wright State moves forward with new $6.5 million archives center

Wright State moves forward with new $6.5 million archives center

Wright State University’s board of trustees is moving ahead with plans for a new $6.5-million archives center on Colonel Glenn Highway across from its main campus. The finance committee of the WSU board of trustees unanimously approved a resolution today to spend $450,000 raised by the Wright State Foundation for phase I of the project. The resolution will now proceed to the full board of trustees...
Man who touched girl’s backside at Kettering Speedway convicted

Man who touched girl’s backside at Kettering Speedway convicted

A Kettering man who grabbed a girl’s backside at a Speedway station last month pleaded guilty to sexual imposition and disorderly conduct Friday morning in Kettering Municipal Court. Barry O’Neal, 51, was arrested by Kettering police after a warrant was issued for his arrest following the Oct. 28 incident at the store, 3201 Wilmington Pike. O’Neal “followed and watched two...
Schools still struggling with power outages after ice storm

Schools still struggling with power outages after ice storm

After losing power this morning, Horace Mann Elementary gave parents and guardians the option to take their kids home or leave them in school. The school has a backup generator, which provides power to two thirds of the building, according to Dayton Public Schools Superintendent Elizabeth Lolli. Students who stayed in school used the part of the building that still had lighting and heat. Horace Mann...
Pastor criticized for ‘distasteful’ Aretha Franklin eulogy coming to Dayton, standing by message  

Pastor criticized for ‘distasteful’ Aretha Franklin eulogy coming to Dayton, standing by message  

An Atlanta pastor heavily criticized for focusing on the ills of the black family at singer Aretha Franklin’s funeral will be the special guest at a Dayton church Sunday, Nov. 18.  On Thursday, Rev. Jasper Williams Jr., pastor emeritus of Atlanta’s Salem Bible Church, said he did not know yet exactly what he will say as part of his visit to St. Luke Missionary Baptist...
Ice storm cleanup: Cities offer options to dispose of debris

Ice storm cleanup: Cities offer options to dispose of debris

After an ice storm left significant tree damage throughout the region, several cities are offering options for debris cleanup. >> Restoration could be ‘multi-day event’ for DP&L customers still without power In Centerville, residents can dispose of debris by: Put debris at the edge of your yard near the curb, but not in the street or leaf piles. Pickup begins the week of Nov...
Downtown Dayton café renamed for new owner’s 7-year-old autistic daughter 

Downtown Dayton café renamed for new owner’s 7-year-old autistic daughter 

His family was a driving force behind Lonnie Sholar’s decision to purchase the coffee shop and cafe that he had spent a couple of years managing in downtown Dayton. And his family also was the driving force behind Sholar’s decision to rename the business. The Ohio Coffee Co., on the first floor of the Fifth Third Center at 1 S. Main St. in downtown Dayton, has morphed into Phebe's...
Would adding hospital beds reduce East End development in Middletown?

Would adding hospital beds reduce East End development in Middletown?

If Middletown City Council agrees with the Middletown Planning Commission’s decision to allow Kettering Health Network to add overnight stays at its Middletown facility, it would be a game-changer for the city. But will the decision enhance the growth of Middletown’s East End or damage the city’s relationship with Atrium Medical Center, its top employer? Depends on who you believe...
Dayton fire truck involved in crash on Germantown Street 

Dayton fire truck involved in crash on Germantown Street 

A Dayton firetruck was involved in a crash with another vehicle on Germantown Street  Friday morning. According to officials, the fire engine was returning to the station when it was struck by a car that was in the firetruck’s blind spot near South Gettysburg Avenue.  The driver of the car was transported to a local hospital with minor injuries. The firefighters were not injured in...
Woman killed after being hit by train in Versailles

Woman killed after being hit by train in Versailles

A woman was killed by a train on HB Hole Road early Friday morning, according to the Darke County Sheriff’s Office. Initial reports indicate the woman was struck around 3 a.m. at the railroad crossing just north of McGreevey Road. Witnesses said a car was parked near the tracks that is not normally there, however it’s unclear to whom the vehicle belongs. Deputies were still conducting...
Monroe to buy 2 armored vehicles ‘we hope we never have to use’

Monroe to buy 2 armored vehicles ‘we hope we never have to use’

The Monroe police department is nearing the acquisition of a pair of military surplus armored Humvee vehicles for tactical incidents. The city has been on a waiting list and is in the process of completing the final paperwork for two Mine Resistant Armor Protection (MRAP) vehicles — one for use by police and the other to be used for parts. City officials have discussed this opportunity since...
Dry, but cold tonight; chance for rain, snow this weekend

Dry, but cold tonight; chance for rain, snow this weekend

Cold, but dry overnight Below normal temperatures this weekend Few rain or snow showers this weekend Overnight: A few breaks in the clouds are possible by morning, Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell said. Overnight lows will dip down close to 30 degrees by daybreak.  Saturday: It will be partly sunny and chilly to start the weekend with highs in the lower 40s. Another front...
WPAFB Friday Weather: Lingering clouds, blustery day to end the work-week

WPAFB Friday Weather: Lingering clouds, blustery day to end the work-week

Clouds will linger with a possible passing flurry, according to Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell. It will be quite blustery with temperatures reaching near 40 degrees. Cloudy skies and 40 degree temperatures continue into the weekend, with the chance for a passing rain or snow shower for Sunday afternoon or evening.
RTA offers free rides on Thanksgiving

RTA offers free rides on Thanksgiving

Greater Dayton RTA is offering free rides on Thanksgiving. The free rides includes transportation to Dayton’s Feast of Giving  dinner, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday. All are welcome for the free Thanksgiving meal, including those who otherwise would spend the holiday alone, those who are homeless or less fortunate and those who want to be part of this family event at the Dayton Convention...
Records show Centerville interest in annexing development property, but something changed

Records show Centerville interest in annexing development property, but something changed

While final approval is still in question on a planned subdivision by Oberer Land Developers, LTD in Sugarcreek Twp., documents show the city of Centerville was interested in annexing the property prior to an agreement between the township and the property owner that would prevent annexation, at least temporarily. The Dayton Daily News obtained public records from the city of Centerville and Sugarcreek...
Sinclair brings state grant money to 7-city technology project

Sinclair brings state grant money to 7-city technology project

Sinclair Community College has joined a group of seven cities and the Miami Valley Communications Council to fund a regional fiber optics ring that advocates say will save money, help solve crimes, benefit schools and invite business growth. MVCC Executive Director Brian Humphress said the fiber optics ring will allow participating cities to have unique speeds and capabilities for their high-speed...
Dayton Children’s takes action in response to ‘disturbingly low’ child flu shot rates

Dayton Children’s takes action in response to ‘disturbingly low’ child flu shot rates

Fewer than 30 percent of patients at Dayton Children’s Hospital last year had a flu shot, prompting the hospital to now have flu shots available for children 7 and older at its pharmacies. The vaccination rate is a “disturbingly low percentage,” said Dr. Sherman Alter, chief of the hospital’s division of infectious disease. “The flu is a very serious and even deadly illness...
2019 Troy Strawberry Festival a ‘berry WACO’ weekend

2019 Troy Strawberry Festival a ‘berry WACO’ weekend

The Troy Strawberry Festival will take a flight back in time come June with the 2019 festival theme of “A Berry WACO Weekend.”  The theme for the 43rd edition of the festival now held on the Great Miami River Levee and in downtown Troy was announced Thursday, during a festival kickoff event at the WACO Airfield and Museum just south of Troy.  Bruce Adamson, 2019 festival chairman...
Chief: Man critically injured after pickup goes under parked truck trailer

Chief: Man critically injured after pickup goes under parked truck trailer

It took crews nearly an hour Thursday night to free a man from the wreckage after he crashed his pickup truck into a stationary truck trailer on a residential street. “We found a full-size Chevy pickup truck that went completely under a trailer that had no tractor attached to it … that truck went up and underneath and the edge of the trailer was up on the driver’s chest,”...
Springfield cardiologist, wife plead guilty in federal health care fraud case

Springfield cardiologist, wife plead guilty in federal health care fraud case

A Springfield cardiologist and his wife changed pleas to guilty Thursday in a federal Medicare and Medicaid fraud case. Dr. Salim Dahdah and his wife, Cindy Dahdah, were headed to trial in early October on a July 2017 federal indictment accusing them of unlawfully raking in more than $2 million by billing, or causing billing to be submitted, for medically unnecessary medical tests and procedures...
Think about it: What are you thankful for? We want to know

Think about it: What are you thankful for? We want to know

The Dayton Daily News wants to know what you are thankful for this holiday season. Those interested in sharing their stories should submit them to edletter@coxinc.com. Please include your name, your phone number the full story and any pictures in the email. The Dayton Daily News will then select these stories for articles throughout the holiday season. Those who submit their stories are asked to also...
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