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Under new law, military kids get sex assault protections

Under new law, military kids get sex assault protections

The Defense Department must improve the way it responds to child-on-child sexual assault at military bases in the U.S. and abroad as part of a sweeping new law President Donald Trump signed Monday. While the Pentagon began addressing sexual assault in the ranks a decade ago, an Associated Press investigation revealed that similar reports involving military kids got lost in a dead zone of justice....
Military parade ordered by Trump could cost $92 million

Military parade ordered by Trump could cost $92 million

The Veterans Day military parade ordered up by President Donald Trump would cost about $92 million, U.S. officials said Thursday, citing preliminary estimates more than three times the price first suggested by the White House. According to the officials, roughly $50 million would cover Pentagon costs for aircraft, equipment, personnel and other support for the November parade in Washington. The remainder...
Car on its top after crash in Dayton

Car on its top after crash in Dayton

A car is on its top following a crash this evening that brought wires down. The crash was reported around 5:25 p.m. at Otterbein Avenue and Stanford Place in Dayton. We have a crew on the way and will update this report as we learn details.
Middletown police: Homeless man arrested in River Valley Credit Union robbery

Middletown police: Homeless man arrested in River Valley Credit Union robbery

UPDATE @ 4:55 p.m.: A 27-year-old homeless man is being booked into the city jail on a charge of robbery after police said he asked a teller at the River Valley Credit Union not to call police, Middletown police said.  Suspect Michael Adkins gave a teller a note asking that police not be called and was given an undisclosed amount of cash.  The dye pack included with the cash exploded after...
Dayton man guilty in shooting outside Harrison Twp. bar, now awaits sentence

Dayton man guilty in shooting outside Harrison Twp. bar, now awaits sentence

A 29-year-old Dayton man was found guilty in connection to a shooting last year outside a Harrison Twp. bar. Shaun D. Hill shot a 26-year-old Dayton man Feb. 11, 2017, outside the Liquid Sports Club, 5202 N. Main St., following an altercation inside the club, according to the Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office. Hill was convicted of two counts of felonious assault, both with three-year firearm...
JUST IN: Roost to shut down its Kettering location this fall

JUST IN: Roost to shut down its Kettering location this fall

Roost Events, the restaurant adjacent to Fraze Pavilion that was formerly known as Roost American, will close this fall — but not without one last blowout celebration, restaurant owner Dana Downs said today, Aug. 16. The restaurant at 580 Lincoln Park Blvd. adjacent to the outdoor music venue will shut its doors permanently as of Oct. 15, but will offer dinner service for a half-dozen remaining...
Suspect tearfully details bar fight, drugs and fatal shooting while representing himself in murder trial

Suspect tearfully details bar fight, drugs and fatal shooting while representing himself in murder trial

The accused killer of Taylor Brandenburg tearfully testified Thursday that he sold drugs, saw someone who hadn’t paid an associate’s drug debt and felt threatened at The Glass Hat bar before acquiring guns and firing at the man he felt provoked him. Chuckie Lee, 40, who is representing himself in his Montgomery County Common Pleas Court murder trial, took the stand and explained the events...
Police investigate Rite Aid robbery in Springfield

Police investigate Rite Aid robbery in Springfield

Police are investigating a robbery at the Rite Aid on South Limestone Street in Springfield this afternoon. The robbery was reported around 3:50 p.m. and it’s unclear whether a weapon was shown during the incident, investigators said. Initial emergency dispatch traffic indicated the robber was a skinny man who appeared to be in his early 20s wearing a black hoodie with a Nike logo on the shirt...
Dayton-area firms pull in millions in new defense work

Dayton-area firms pull in millions in new defense work

Several area companies have landed millions in new Department of Defense and federal contract awards. RDC/John Poe Architects in Miamisburg claimed a $5,332,055 federal contract from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for architectural and engineering services at the Ann Arbor Health Care System. G.E. Aviation Systems in Vandalia won a $577,920 federal contract from the Defense Logistics Agency...
‘Team Tyre’ starts high school: Meet the Springboro quintuplets who reached a milestone today

‘Team Tyre’ starts high school: Meet the Springboro quintuplets who reached a milestone today

A set of Springboro quintuplets reached a milestone today: Their first day of high school together. Fourteen-year-olds Austin, Emily, Alyssa, Lindsey and Hyrum Tyre started school at Springboro High School, where they all run on the cross country team. Parents Sara and Brooks have a total of seven children. Their youngest, Bryce, starts seventh grade this year, and Hannah, their oldest, is a sophomore...
Recreation manager job open in Vandalia

Recreation manager job open in Vandalia

The city of Vandalia Parks and Recreation Department is in search of a new recreation manager. This position will report to the facility manager, and the salary range is $46,155 to $69,222. The job specializes in programming and performing a variety of professional and administrative work, according to the city’s website. They will plan, develop, direct and implement the city’s year-round...
Oregon District business group names first executive director

Oregon District business group names first executive director

The Oregon District Business Association has named its first executive director. As leader of the association, Carolyn DesJardin will be advocating for the downtown business and entertainment district. “I believe that community pride and the energy that exists in our historic neighborhoods like the Oregon District can be leveraged and channeled into energy for sustained and sustainable revitalization...
Fire starts after man works on scooter in basement

Fire starts after man works on scooter in basement

A man was working on a scooter in the basement of his South Smithville Road house when a fire started, according to fire investigators. The fire was reported in the 2900 block of South Smithville around 2:35 p.m. Firefighters said the man was able to get out of the house safely. The fire was contained to the basement, however the home is not able to be lived in, firefighters said.
Miami County wants to update its downtown courthouse plaza. Here’s what could happen.

Miami County wants to update its downtown courthouse plaza. Here’s what could happen.

Possible new looks for the Miami County Courthouse Plaza were shared Tuesday with the county commissioners by consultants helping explore options for a project they said could range from $1.66 million to more than $3 million. The commissioners said this spring they would continue looking at options for the plaza between the 1880s county Courthouse and the 1970s county Safety Building even though a...
New attraction coming to Kings Island in 2019

New attraction coming to Kings Island in 2019

Kings Island officials announced Thursday that they will be bringing back the antique car attraction in spring of 2019. Park officials said the ride will be located in the Coney Mall alongside the famous Racer roller coaster.  The cars will be 1911 replicas of a Ford Model T. Officials made this announcement fourteen years to the day of the decision to remove the old antique car ride in 2004...
JUST IN: Special Maker’s Mark bourbon exclusive to Ohio headed to select liquor stores

JUST IN: Special Maker’s Mark bourbon exclusive to Ohio headed to select liquor stores

Ohio’s bourbon enthusiasts will get another crack next week at purchasing a special limited-release, Ohio-exclusive bourbon from a well-known producer without leaving the state. But if this release is anything like the last one, they’ll have to act fast. The Ohio Division of Liquor Control is gearing up to release a special bottling of Maker's Mark bourbon, “Maker’s Mark...
Harrison Twp. man sentenced to 11 years in prison for drug-related charges

Harrison Twp. man sentenced to 11 years in prison for drug-related charges

A 35-year-old Harrison Twp. male was sentenced to more than a decade in prison today for drug-related charges, according to a press release from the Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office. Raphael Ojezua was sentenced to 11 years in prison and ordered to pay $17,500. On July 10, Ojezua was found guilty of possession of heroin, greater than 250 grams; aggravated possession of drugs (methamphetamines)...
Dancing principal, pep rallies: Lakota takes pressure off first day of school

Dancing principal, pep rallies: Lakota takes pressure off first day of school

Southwest Ohio’s largest suburban school district opened today with adults high-fiving kids and a principal who danced with students. Welcome to Lakota Local Schools’ new kind of opening day. The 16,500-student school system, which is the eighth largest in Ohio, swung the doors open Thursday on its 23 schools throughout Butler County’s West Chester and Liberty townships. Lakota&rsquo...
Former Butler County deputy accused of trying to take photos up women’s dresses

Former Butler County deputy accused of trying to take photos up women’s dresses

A former Butler County Sheriff’s Office deputy with a criminal past is facing a new charge for allegedly trying to take photos up women’s dresses at a grocery store last month. Dennis James Schiavone Jr., 43, of Trenton, was served this week by sheriff’s deputies for attempted voyeurism in connection with a July 2 incident at the Kroger on Oxford State Road. The charge is a second-degree...
Is it safe to eat fish from Dayton’s rivers?

Is it safe to eat fish from Dayton’s rivers?

Fishing is already fairly popular along Dayton’s rivers, and plans to redevelop the riverfronts are expected to boost fishing opportunities in the region. But, according to some local experts, a question that often arises is whether the fish in the river are safe to eat. The question was recently raised by multiple members of the downtown priority board during a meeting with Five Rivers MetroParks...
Warren County judge: Transgender name change lawsuit makes ‘untrue allegations’

Warren County judge: Transgender name change lawsuit makes ‘untrue allegations’

Warren County Common Pleas Court Judge Joe Kirby responded to a federal court claim that he was depriving transgender teens seeking name changes of their constitutional rights. The response came in a county court order that delayed a hearing in one of the cases at issue. The federal lawsuit made “untrue allegations regarding how the court decides name changes for transgender minors,” Kirby...
I-70 east reopens in Clark County after semi fire

I-70 east reopens in Clark County after semi fire

All lanes of Interstate 70 reopened around 2 p.m. after an earlier semi fire.  The left shoulder of Interstate 70 east has been opened for traffic to get through the scene of a semi fire near the Ohio 41 exit in Clark County.  Lanes on the highway remain blocked while crews remain at the scene. It was not immediately known when the lanes might reopen.  The semi driver told state troopers...
Dayton fire responds to crematory fire

Dayton fire responds to crematory fire

Dayton firefighters were called to a fire at the crematorium at Woodland Cemetery Thursday. The fire was reported just before 11:30 a.m. The fire is on the roof of the building, according to our crews on scene. Firefighters said they were called to help contain the fire, however there was no significant damage to the building. A cause of the fire is still under investigation, firefighters said.
Court date set for mom accused in Miamisburg Amber Alert of 2-year-old

Court date set for mom accused in Miamisburg Amber Alert of 2-year-old

The mother accused of breaking the law by taking her 2-year-old boy and prompting an Amber Alert to be issued this week is set to appear in court on that case later this month. Kelsey Hannah has been summoned for an Aug. 29 hearing in Miamisburg Municipal Court, records show. RELATED: Amber Alert issued out of Miamisburg for 2-year-old Miamisburg police said the summons was issued Wednesday after...
Pharmacy middlemen charge Ohio Medicaid 31 percent mark up for generics

Pharmacy middlemen charge Ohio Medicaid 31 percent mark up for generics

Pharmacy middlemen charged Ohio Medicaid plans 31 percent more for generic prescriptions than the amount they paid pharmacists for the drugs. The difference was revealed Tuesday in a report by the Ohio Auditor, which examined how the middlemen, called pharmacy benefit managers, privately manage $2.5 billion on behalf of Ohio Medicaid. When Ohio Medicaid pays for prescription drugs, the money flows...
Victim ID’d in deadly Dayton shooting

Victim ID’d in deadly Dayton shooting

The homicide victim was identified as 52-year-old Donald Garrett of the 2800 block of Millicent Avenue in Dayton. An autopsy will be completed Friday, according to the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office. A person is dead following a reported shooting on Millicent Avenue Thursday morning. Homicide detectives and the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office responded to the scene around 11:10...
UD students to start moving in Friday; expect roadway delays

UD students to start moving in Friday; expect roadway delays

The University of Dayton has already begun to move in one of the biggest classes in school history but the bulk of new students will arrive on campus Friday. More than 2,200 freshmen will move to campus beginning at 7 a.m. Friday, said Cari Wallace, assistant vice president of student development. Returning students will head back to the university on Sunday before classes begin on Wednesday. Motorists...
Aretha Franklin thrilled Dayton audiences for decades

Aretha Franklin thrilled Dayton audiences for decades

Aretha Franklin, the long-reigning “Queen of Soul,” performed throughout the Miami Valley for decades.Franklin died Thursday, Aug. 15, at her home in Detroit, the Associated Press reports.
U.S. Department of Education investigating Ohio State doctor abuse allegations

U.S. Department of Education investigating Ohio State doctor abuse allegations

The Civil Rights office of the U.S. Department of Education has launched a Title IX investigation into allegations of abuse against a now-dead Ohio State University doctor. Richard Strauss was a wrestling team physician employed by the university from the mid-1970s to 1990s. he died in 2005. More than 100 students have come forward to report first-hand accounts of sexual misconduct by Strauss, OSU...
Man hospitalized after crash on U.S. 42 near Xenia

Man hospitalized after crash on U.S. 42 near Xenia

A man was freed from a crash and hospitalized following a two-vehicle crash on U.S. 42 south of Xenia Thursday morning.  The crash was dispatched around 9 a.m. at the intersection of U.S. 42 and West Krepps Road in Spring Valley Twp.  Deputies said an initial investigation found an SUV pulled out in front of a car causing the crash and ended with the car coming to rest in a field. ...
After tax cut, Ohio utilities fight PUCO to maintain rates

After tax cut, Ohio utilities fight PUCO to maintain rates

Ohio electric utilities and state regulators are still butting heads over whether the utilities should pass on savings from last year’s tax cut to their customers. Late last year, the U.S. government lowered the federal tax rate for corporations from 35 to 21 percent. In a filing this week with the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO), Dayton Power & Light (DP&L) took issue with how the...
Middletown homeless shelter kicks off $1 million fundraising campaign

Middletown homeless shelter kicks off $1 million fundraising campaign

Hope House Mission has started a shelter and expansion campaign to fund the move of the homeless shelter from South Main Street to Grove Street. The homeless shelter has secured $9 million of the $10 million project and hopes to raise the remaining money through the campaign, said Tim Williams, executive director of operations at Hope House. MORE: Middletown homeless shelter to relocate after current...
How watching a tribute band at Fraze tonight will help fund student reading efforts in the area

How watching a tribute band at Fraze tonight will help fund student reading efforts in the area

Laura Mlazovsky is executive director of non-profit Project READ literacy program at Sinclair Community College. She enjoys being part of each Project READ student’s journey. “I really admire our students, especially the adults receiving tutoring services,” she said. “Imagine having to tell your deepest, darkest secret to a complete stranger. That’s what these adults...
Oxford native who lost random drawing for House seat promotes ‘every vote counts’

Oxford native who lost random drawing for House seat promotes ‘every vote counts’

Every vote counts was the message Shelly Simonds brought back to her hometown Tuesday when she spoke to a group about her election loss last fall for a seat in the Virginia House of Delegates. Simonds’ opponent was declared the winner on election night. In a recount, however, she was declared the winner by one vote. The issue was taken before a panel of judges who allowed a questionable vote...
This unique Miamisburg building ‘can take cruise missile strikes,’ and it’s about to change hands

This unique Miamisburg building ‘can take cruise missile strikes,’ and it’s about to change hands

A heavily-fortified concrete building used to process nuclear weapons materials during the Cold War is expected to be sold this month. Mound Business Park officials say a Miami Valley company is negotiating to buy the 122,000 square foot facility, an “underground, bomb shelter-type” structure, government records show. Patriot Communications wants to buy the 4.26-acre site constructed in...
An I-70 travel headache is over with the opening of a new bridge

An I-70 travel headache is over with the opening of a new bridge

As of early Friday evening, the Arlington Bridge over Interstate 70 in Brookville opened to drivers after months of closure. The $5.3 million project — paid for by the Ohio Department of Transportation — closed the bridge on March 5 for reconstruction. “The city feels like it is a game changer, a gateway of our community,” said Brokville city manager Gary Burkholder, who received...
Can the good times last? Dayton worried about the ‘R-word.’

Can the good times last? Dayton worried about the ‘R-word.’

Concerns about the “R-word” — recession — have somewhat tempered Dayton officials’ excitement about significant growth in revenues and income tax collections. Indicators like the U.S. Treasury yield curve suggest a downturn could be on the horizon, said Diane Shannon, Dayton’s director of procurement, management and budget earlier this month. “Economists don&rsquo...
Local chef in recovery serves up message of hope

Local chef in recovery serves up message of hope

Greg Shaffer of Washington Courthouse said his road to addiction began in his early 20s when he enrolled in culinary school and began working in restaurants. He’d been married, become a father and gotten divorced by the age of 22, so he was ready to party when he entered the world of professional kitchens — notoriously an easy place to score drugs. “A lot of what I began to use...
The Great Darke County Fair: 5 things to know about its more than 160-year history

The Great Darke County Fair: 5 things to know about its more than 160-year history

For more than 160 years The Great Darke County Fair, known as one of the best in the state, has drawn visitors to Greenville. Here are 5 things to know about the fair, according to its historical narrative:  1. The very first. The first fair was held for two days in September 1853. The county seat, Greenville, was selected for the site. In 1870 the fairgrounds moved to its current site on Sweitzer...
How these Dayton kids gave back and got even more in return 

How these Dayton kids gave back and got even more in return 

Dayton youth recently learned to give back in Toledo.  Eleven students in eighth-grade through college took part in Grace United Methodist Church’s GU Mission trip to Toledo.  The event was led by Sean Walton Senior, the  Harvard Boulevard church’s outreach and youth director.  “Four years ago, Sean wanted to take a mission outside of Dayton because (many...
Passing showers, storms continue

Passing showers, storms continue

Occasional ran and storms tonight Few strong storms possible Friday Locally heavy rain biggest concern This evening: Clouds will remain with passing showers and a few thunderstorms, Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell said. Some brief heavy rain will be possible. Temperatures will hold in the lower 80s. Tonight: Mostly cloudy skies are in the forecast with still a chance of passing...
Wet roads cause driver to lose control, crash on nonprofit’s property 

Wet roads cause driver to lose control, crash on nonprofit’s property 

A vehicle ended up on its side and damaged property belonging to a nonprofit in a crash early Thursday morning. Crews responded to the area of West Riverview and Orth avenues around 1:15 a.m. and found a single-vehicle crashed at the Catholic Social Services of the Miami Valley. The crash damaged the church’s walkway and stair rails. Officials say there was only one person inside of the vehicle...
Woman arrested in connection to stabbing on Fountain Avenue in Dayton 

Woman arrested in connection to stabbing on Fountain Avenue in Dayton 

UPDATE @ 6:15 a.m: The woman in custody in connection to a stabbing at a residence on Fountain Avenue early Thursday has been identified as Christine M. Griffin, 52, according to the Montgomery County Jail site. Griffin is currently being on held on charges of felonious assault, jail records show. The woman stabbing victim, who suffered non-life-threatening injuries, was transported to an area...
Police: Driver who hit Fairborn cruiser arrested for OVI

Police: Driver who hit Fairborn cruiser arrested for OVI

A woman who struck a Fairborn police cruiser Wednesday night was arrested on suspicion of OVI and operating a vehicle without reasonable control, according to Fairborn police. Kelli Figgins, 49, of Greenfield, Ohio, was arrested at the scene of the crash on Dayton Yellow Springs Road Wednesday night, police said. Figgins was no longer in jail Thursday afternoon. A Fairborn police cruiser was involved...
WPAFB Thursday Weather: Showers, storms continue through week’s end

WPAFB Thursday Weather: Showers, storms continue through week’s end

WRIGHT PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE—A soggy day is expected with on and off rain likely, according to Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell. Thunderstorms will also be possible into the afternoon. While the overall severe weather threat is low, one or two stronger storms cannot be ruled out. Gusty winds and locally heavy rain will be the main threats. With the rain, temperatures will hold...
Fired daycare worker who pinched, slapped child could face criminal charge in Harrison Twp.

Fired daycare worker who pinched, slapped child could face criminal charge in Harrison Twp.

A woman went to law enforcement after she said a daycare worker pinched and slapped her child. The mother said when she arrived Monday at Young Dimensions Child Care to pick up her 2-year-old son, she was startled by what she saw. “I walk into an employee pinching, twisting, pulling,” Danika Stroud said. But that wasn’t all that had happened to her son. Stroud said she reviewed surveillance...
3 flee collision in Dayton that leaves victim trapped in one of the vehicles

3 flee collision in Dayton that leaves victim trapped in one of the vehicles

UPDATE @ 10:20 p.m.: Three people in a pickup truck fled from the T-bone collision at East Siebenthaler and Ridge avenues that sent the driver of the other car to a hospital, Dayton police and fire officials said.  Firefighter/medics worked about 40 minutes in extricating the female from a four-door sedan, fire District Chief Matt McClain said. He characterized the woman's injuries as non-life-threatening...
Shots fired near apartments in Dayton, report says

Shots fired near apartments in Dayton, report says

Residents of Western Manor Apartments in Dayton reportedly heard multiple gunshots fired in the area Tuesday evening, police say. Police were dispatched around 10:50 p.m. to the apartments located on North James H. McGee Boulevard, according to a Dayton police report. On scene, security officers notified police that at least 10 gunshots were fired, and that a vehicle left the scene at a high speed...
Defendant in string of Miami County burglaries could get 91 years in prison

Defendant in string of Miami County burglaries could get 91 years in prison

A 30-year-old Troy woman who accepted a plea deal to admit to her involvement in a 2017 burglary spree across Miami County could be sentenced to a maximum of 91.5 years in prison when she is sentenced in late September. Or, Angela Roberts could get 15 years -- as recommended to the court by county prosecutors. Roberts pleaded guilty Wednesday to 20 felony charges in exchange for the recommendation...
Keowee Street Bridge update: ‘good progress’ being made on $12M project

Keowee Street Bridge update: ‘good progress’ being made on $12M project

The $12 million Keowee Street Bridge project is roughly 35 percent complete, according to county officials. Both abutments, sections of the bridge built to support the pressure of an arch or span, are just about finished, according to a statement the Montgomery County engineer released Wednesday. Two out of the three piers are complete. After the third is built, bridge beams will be set. Storm sewers...
9-year-old sent to hospital after pedestrian strike in Riverside

9-year-old sent to hospital after pedestrian strike in Riverside

A 9-year-old was sent to the hospital after a pedestrian strike in Riverside Wednesday afternoon, police say. Police were dispatched to Wainwright and Eubanks drives at around 5:15 p.m. Crews located and transported the victim to Dayton Children’s Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. This incident is still under investigation.
Crews on scene at house fire in Carlisle

Crews on scene at house fire in Carlisle

Crews are on scene at a residence on the east side of Carlisle for a well involved fire, initial reports say. Flames are showing from the residence in the 100 block of Willard Avenue. We are unsure if anyone has been injured, if the structure is vacant, or how the fire began. We will update this story as more information becomes available.
Miami County settles election board lawsuit

Miami County settles election board lawsuit

TROY – An out-of-court settlement has been reached in a lawsuit filed by the former deputy director of the Miami County Board of Elections over his firing in January 2017. The settlement resulted in the filing of a notice of dismissal of the lawsuit by Eric Morgan on Wednesday in county Common Pleas Court. The notice states the lawsuit was dismissed with prejudice, meaning it cannot be refiled...
Former corrections officer among 7 who plead guilty in prison meth ring

Former corrections officer among 7 who plead guilty in prison meth ring

Seven people involved in a conspiracy to smuggle methamphetamine into a state prison, including a former corrections officer, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court. The defendants were charged in September 2017 in a three-count indictment. James Barlage Jr., of Chillicothe, a former corrections officer at Chillicothe Correctional Institution and Anthony Scott Blankenship, 32 of Columbus, pleaded guilty...
Balloon festival organizers, city talk through parking issues

Balloon festival organizers, city talk through parking issues

Ohio Challenge officials said a meeting with Middletown city officials went well and follow-up conversations are being planned to resolve the balloon festival’s parking dilemma. David Pearce, treasurer and one of the event’s organizers, was among those who met with Middletown Regional Airport officials Tuesday concerning event parking inside the airport’s fence line. Pearce previously...
Two 13-year-olds charged after BB gun shooting spree in Fairfield Twp.

Two 13-year-olds charged after BB gun shooting spree in Fairfield Twp.

Two Hamilton juveniles have been charged after police said they went on a shooting spree Wednesday with BB guns that started with the theft of the weapons and two bicycles. The 13-year-old boys skipped school, stole two bicycles and then peddled to the Walmart on Princeton Road in Fairfield Twp., where two BB guns were stolen, according to Fairfield Twp. Police Sgt. Jamison Mays. The BB guns were...
Need to turn off location services on your smartphone? Here’s how

Need to turn off location services on your smartphone? Here’s how

You may have heard that Google is tracking you, even if you have turned off location services on your smartphone. However, if you want to keep Google from keeping an eye on where you are there are steps you can follow. First, go to Google.com and sign in with your email address and password. According to cnet.com, if you have an iPhone, click on the upper right grid and then click “Account&rdquo...
Butler County sheriff calls school security levy in 5 districts a ‘money grab’

Butler County sheriff calls school security levy in 5 districts a ‘money grab’

The campaign hasn’t officially started for five local school districts and their school security tax hikes on the fall ballot, but they are already facing opposition from the county’s top law enforcement officer. Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones said he opposes what he described as a “money grab” by local school officials, who back the proposed tax increase as helping to...
Kettering continuing internal probe of police-involved shooting after grand jury clears officer

Kettering continuing internal probe of police-involved shooting after grand jury clears officer

Kettering police’s internal investigation of a fatal shooting will continue after an officer was cleared of any crime by a Montgomery County grand jury. The grand jury voted not to indict officer Andrew DiSalvo, 31, after a May 5 incident in which he shot and killed 24-year-old Mitchell A. Simmons after a domestic disturbance call. Kettering police Lt. Michael Gabrielson said Wednesday that...
Dayton man, 19, indicted in Huber Heights fatal shooting

Dayton man, 19, indicted in Huber Heights fatal shooting

A 19-year-old Dayton man is accused of murder and other charges in connection to a shooting that claimed the life of a Huber Heights man. Levi Dalton Lambert was indicted Wednesday on two counts of murder, one count of improperly discharging a firearm at or into a habitation, two counts of felonious assault and one count of tampering with evidence. All but the last charge also include three-yer firearm...
Widow speaks on anniversary of Riverside slaying in front of kids

Widow speaks on anniversary of Riverside slaying in front of kids

Today Wednesday marked the one-year anniversary of the death of 35-year-old Robert Caldwell, who was fatally shot in front of his three sons in Riverside. The FBI and local authorities continue to search for one of those sons, Jacob Lee Caldwell, who disappeared days after his father was slain. Two of the six people who were indicted by a federal grand jury on charges related to Robert Caldwell&rsquo...
3rd time Xenia man caught in drug task force bust

3rd time Xenia man caught in drug task force bust

A man who previously convicted of trafficking drugs has been indicted after a July raid at a Xenia home yielded heroin, cocaine, guns and money.  Jeffrey K. Hoyt, 35, is being held in the Greene County Jail on suspicion of possession and trafficking in drugs, having weapons under disability and receiving stolen property, according to jail records.  A Greene County grand jury indicted Hoyt...
Missing Ohio hiker found on Mount St. Helens ate berries, bees

Missing Ohio hiker found on Mount St. Helens ate berries, bees

An Ohio man who was missing on Mount St. Helens was found Wednesday on a flank of the peak nearly a week after he set out on a day hike and survived by eating berries and bees, authorities and the man's relatives said. Matthew B. Matheny, 40, of Warren, Ohio, was in good condition, talking and did not appear to have suffered life-threatening injuries but was flown to a hospital to spend the night...
In the UAS/UAV race, China is beating the U.S.

In the UAS/UAV race, China is beating the U.S.

While the Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) market is on a strong growth track — nationally and here in Dayton — there are still concerns and challenges. One concern: China is well ahead of the United States in the production of unmanned aerial vehicles and in building a supply chain of components for those vehicles, including motors. “I think it’s a strategic challenge, actually...
Missing endangered 2-year-old boy safe with relative; mother gets court summons

Missing endangered 2-year-old boy safe with relative; mother gets court summons

UPDATE @ 6:45 p.m.: The missing 2-year-old boy, who was the subject of an Amber Alert and later an Endangered Missing Child Advisory, is safe. Atticus Phillips is with a paternal uncle who was granted temporary custody Monday by a Warren County judge. The child’s mother, 30-year-old Kelsey Hannah, surrendered her son to the Miamsiburg Police Department, Detective Sgt. Jeff Muncy said....
Deputies respond to reported shooting in Harrison Twp.

Deputies respond to reported shooting in Harrison Twp.

Deputies and medics have responded to reports of a person shot on Embassy Place in Harrison Twp. Wednesday afternoon.  Emergency crews were dispatched around 2:30 p.m. on reports of a person suffering a gunshot wound to the leg. The condition of the victim was not immediately known.  We have a crew on the way and we’ll update this story as we learn more. 
Lakota’s first 2 days of school ‘going to be very different this year’

Lakota’s first 2 days of school ‘going to be very different this year’

Southwest Ohio’s largest suburban school district opens its doors Thursday, Aug. 16, on a new school year and is doing so in a way never seen before. The 16,500-student Lakota Schools — the eighth largest school district in Ohio — will also be unveiling a series of changes affecting some of its 23 school buildings. Some of those transformations were unveiled during the Butler County...
Huber Heights attorney: Janell Smith recall to make November ballot, referendum still possible

Huber Heights attorney: Janell Smith recall to make November ballot, referendum still possible

The recall of Ward 2 Councilwoman Janell Smith will appear on November’s ballot, but could still be subject to a referendum if organized by voters, Gerald McDonald, the city’s law director, said Wednesday. In an email to council, McDonald cited a part of the charter that states ordinances dealing with elections shall “take effect immediately.” “As such the recall ordinance...
Warren County families want quick action on transgender name changes

Warren County families want quick action on transgender name changes

Lawyers for transgender juveniles blocked by a Warren County judge from changing their names want a federal judge to make it happen by the end of the year. A teleconference has been scheduled for Thursday at 1 p.m. by U.S. District Judge William Bertelsman to determine the status of the case filed earlier this month in federal court in Cincinnati. The families want the federal court to issue a declaratory...
Backyard fire pits: How to protect yourself and your property

Backyard fire pits: How to protect yourself and your property

As fall approaches, fire pits are springing up in backyard across the Miami Valley. But they come with risks. The outdoor wood-burning bowls may cause injuries or damage to your home if not used properly. According to safety experts, there are specific things you can do to stay safe — and keep children safe. There were 19 burns treated at Dayton Children’s Hospital in the last year from...
How a traffic stop and a GPS device helped officials find $500K of fentanyl in Huber Heights

How a traffic stop and a GPS device helped officials find $500K of fentanyl in Huber Heights

Two suspects whom authorities arrested when they met a car they allegedly thought contained nearly 10 pounds of fentanyl have been indicted on three drug trafficking counts in Dayton’s U.S. District Court, according to court records. Cesar Linares-Serrano, 32, of Aculco, Mexico, and David Price, 31, of Columbus were arrested earlier this week after a task force sting involving fake drugs, a...
Basement fire causes damage to Dayton duplex 

Basement fire causes damage to Dayton duplex 

Damage is estimated around $6,000 after a fire broke out in the basement of a duplex on Catalpa Drive in Dayton Wednesday afternoon.  No injuries were reported and all occupants were able to safely evacuate, according to officials.  It was not immediately known if any occupants of the duplex would be displaced.  The cause of the fire is under investigation.  Black smoke is reportedly...
Kings Island planning announcement Thursday

Kings Island planning announcement Thursday

Kings Island is expecting to make a 2019 season announcement Thursday. Details about the announcement are scarce, however a spokesperson said, “We can’t tell you much, but what we can tell you is that something old will be new again.” The announcement is expected to take place around 2 p.m. in the Kings Island Festhaus.
Lawyer: Warren County father not guilty of arson with children at home

Lawyer: Warren County father not guilty of arson with children at home

The lawyer for Timothy Hartwig, the Warren County man accused of setting his house on fire with his children inside to collect an insurance payment, issued a statement declaring Hartwig is not guilty of aggravated arson and endangering children charges and asking that the family’s privacy be respected. “My client and I find ourselves in an unenviable position where we must defend my client...
VIDEO: Surveillance of suspect tied to three Dayton robberies released

VIDEO: Surveillance of suspect tied to three Dayton robberies released

Police released surveillance video of a suspect tied to three armed robberies committed late Tuesday night. The suspect robbed multiple people between 11 and 11:30 p.m., with two robberies in the Oregon District and a third nearby, according to police. Cash, credit cards and wallets are among the items taken at gunpoint. People who frequent the area said the incidents are ridiculous. “I think...
Artist looking for best historic barn in Butler County

Artist looking for best historic barn in Butler County

The Liberty Twp. Historical Society is vying for a local artist to choose one of 40 or so historic barns in the township, to represent Butler County in a project highlighting barns in all 88 counties. Historical society president and former township fire chief Paul Stumpf has been traveling the township snapping pictures of historic barns, ever since he learned about retired dentist/artist/author...
Miami Twp. trash, RV and pool rules violators may face $1,000 fines

Miami Twp. trash, RV and pool rules violators may face $1,000 fines

Miami Twp. residents and businesses may face stiffer guidelines – and progressive fines up to $1,000 — for future violations of rules for garbage containers, RVs and swimming pools. Standards for those three items are among the changes the township is looking to make as part of changes to its exterior property maintenance code. Township trustees are considering a series of resolutions...
Back to school: 7 important things to know on the area’s biggest start date

Back to school: 7 important things to know on the area’s biggest start date

Thousands of students from across the area will be heading back to school this week and in the coming weeks. Today is one of the biggest days for starts across the region. With summer break coming to an end, here are seven things you should know as the kids head back to school: In the wake of the Parkland, Fla. school shooting in February, some local schools have decided to make some security changes...
Hamilton native scores 1,000th win as horse trainer

Hamilton native scores 1,000th win as horse trainer

It’s symbolic the horse that gave trainer Mike Lauer his 1,000th career win recently is named Miracles Take Time. Lauer, 67, a Hamilton native, has been in the horse racing business for most of his life since his father, also a trainer, introduced him to the sport. So after nearly 50 years around horses, Lauer won his 1,000th career race when Miracles Take Time, a 3-year-old filly, won at Indiana...
Theft suspect detained after leading Huber Heights police on pursuit

Theft suspect detained after leading Huber Heights police on pursuit

The driver of a vehicle involved in a suspected theft from Walmart was detained on several outstanding warrants after leading Huber Heights police on a pursuit. The driver, who hasn’t been identified, had three outstanding warrants, including two felony warrants. The driver will also face charges of fleeing and eluding and theft, said Huber Heights Police Sgt. Charles Taylor. Officers located...
Construction continues on Fairmont’s $10M auditorium

Construction continues on Fairmont’s $10M auditorium

Construction is underway on Kettering Fairmont High School’s auditorium. The “state of the art” $10 million facility will accommodate more seating, a larger stage and a higher ceiling for “fly space.” Events in the new auditorium are not being planned before February of next year. School officials said previously it will be a “bonus” if the...
‘We have some work to do to coordinate efforts’

‘We have some work to do to coordinate efforts’

Wright-Patterson Air Force Base officials are working with area law enforcement to improve their response to crisis situations following an active shooter alarm on Aug. 2 at the base hospital. Representatives from area police and fire departments and sheriff’s offices are expected to participate in a formal board that will review the incident. The board will evaluate mutual aid procedures and...
Middletown cardiology practice expands once again

Middletown cardiology practice expands once again

Middletown Cardiology Associates is opening a new satellite location in Mason. The new location will be at Atrium Health Center Mason, located at 7450 Mason Montgomery Road, Suite 201B. Dr. Madhumita Saha will serve patients at the Mason location. Middletown Cardiology Associates’ main location is at 103 McKnight Drive, Suite A, in Middletown. It also has two other locations in Trenton and West...
County OKs $100K to defend Plummer in jail overcrowding lawsuit

County OKs $100K to defend Plummer in jail overcrowding lawsuit

Montgomery County’s cost to defend against federal lawsuits alleging prisoner mistreatment climbed higher this week. Commissioners on Tuesday approved spending another $100,000 on outside legal counsel, this time to defend Sheriff Phil Plummer in a class-action suit seeking relief from overcrowding and other conditions alleged at the county jail. RELATED: Federal lawsuit seeks action for Montgomery...
Power restored to 2 Northeastern Local schools after earlier outage

Power restored to 2 Northeastern Local schools after earlier outage

Power has been restored to Kenton Ridge High School and Northridge Elementary/Middle School, according to a Facebook post by the Northeastern Local School District.  Around 400 Ohio Edison customers remain without power, according to an online outage map.   Outages caused by a downed power pole on Elaina Drive in Springfield have dropped from 1,300 to around 400, according to an online...
Woman once sentenced for fake cancer scam indicted on charge of using disabled man’s debit card

Woman once sentenced for fake cancer scam indicted on charge of using disabled man’s debit card

A Troy woman once sentenced to nine months in prison for faking breast cancer to swindle money is wanted after being indicted for theft involving an elderly or disabled person in Montgomery County. Melissa A. Smith, 51, was indicted this week on four counts of theft involving a debit card. A warrant for her arrest was issued by a Montgomery County judge. Smith is accused by Germantown police of &ldquo...
Longer bus rides in store for private school students in Beavercreek

Longer bus rides in store for private school students in Beavercreek

A longer bus ride to school awaits more than 500 private school students who reside in the Beavercreek school district this year. To be efficient and save money, Beavercreek City Schools will no longer pick up private-school students at their homes and transport them to their respective schools. Instead, those students will ride the bus to the nearest elementary school, where they will then transfer...
JUST IN: Big expansion on tap for downtown Dayton brewery

JUST IN: Big expansion on tap for downtown Dayton brewery

The Dayton area’s already robust craft-brewery scene is about to get another boost. The Dayton Beer Company has launched an expansion project that will increase production by as much as 35 percent and will make other improvements at the downtown Dayton brewery, according to DBC founder Pete Hilgeman. Here’s how Hilgeman described the project and its significance:  “We are finally...
Company withdraws Ohio Challenge sponsorship due to airport dispute

Company withdraws Ohio Challenge sponsorship due to airport dispute

A Middletown business owner said he is withdrawing his company’s sponsorship of a major event in the city over complaints about the new manager of Middletown Regional Airport. John Hart II, owner of Selection.com and Start Skydiving, told the Journal-News he has notified Ohio Challenge officials that his company would be withdrawing its sponsorship. “However, that doesn’t mean we...
Head-on crash sends one vehicle on its side in Harrison Twp.

Head-on crash sends one vehicle on its side in Harrison Twp.

No injuries were reported after a head-on crash caused and SUV to roll on its side at the intersection of Shoup Mill Road and Riverside Drive in Harrison Twp.  Deputies blocked the eastbound lanes of Shoup Mill Road until tow crews were able to remove the vehicle. Additional details were not available.  A head on crash resulted in one vehicle ending up on its side in the area of Riverside...
Huber Heights dentist plans free day for low-income patients

Huber Heights dentist plans free day for low-income patients

People with low incomes or no insurance can get free dental care next week at a local dentist office. Bright Now! Dental in Huber Heights will have free services such as x-rays and exams, fillings, extractions, cleanings, fluoride treatments, sealants, and oral cancer screenings. MORE: Miami Valley Hospital ranked 4th in Ohio The free dental day is 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Aug. 25. To set up an appointment...
New buses for this Butler County school district include built-in child restraints

New buses for this Butler County school district include built-in child restraints

Talawanda Schools, which starts classes today, Aug. 15, is replacing five new buses in its transportation fleet with new vehicles that include enhanced safety features, according to the district. The new buses — three standard 72-passenger buses and two special education buses — include child restraint seats built into them. The new buses, which aren’t expected to be on the...
When needing to reach parents, schools face a challenge: What’s the best way to do it?

When needing to reach parents, schools face a challenge: What’s the best way to do it?

When school districts need to reach families and residents about news, updates and important alerts, they face a growing number of methods to connect with them. That forces them to make decisions about where to focus their energy. Districts communicate through newsletters, social media, calls, emails and even apps. Officials say using a wide variety of communication methods seems to work best, so...
Dayton Daily News celebrates 120 years of chronicling the community

Dayton Daily News celebrates 120 years of chronicling the community

It isn’t often that any organization can celebrate its 120th birthday, and the Dayton Daily News is using our anniversary year to honor our past and celebrate our future. On this day in 1898, James Middleton Cox bought the Dayton Evening News at age 28. Soon after, he changed the name to the Dayton Daily News and created the foundation for a media company that has been part of this region ever...
Amazing LEGO creations to be on display downtown this weekend

Amazing LEGO creations to be on display downtown this weekend

This weekend, the Chicago skyline, New Orleans’ Mardi Gras and the Eiffel Tower will fill the Dayton Convention Center.  The BrickUniverse LEGO Fan Convention will be held for the first time in Dayton Aug. 18 and 19.  Professional LEGO artists Jonathan Lopes of San Diego, California, Rocco Buttliere of Chicago and Paul Hetherington of Canada will be at the convention with dozens...
Former felon credits local company with giving him a second chance

Former felon credits local company with giving him a second chance

Paul Wise credits his employer, Electripak Inc. in Miamisburg, with giving him the chance that kept him in long-term recovery. Wise, 29, has a long history of drug use, beginning in middle school when, “I was using and selling drugs out of medicine cabinets.” His mom went to prison when he was a boy. He was adopted, and then he drifted. He described his adolescence as: “Years of...
Psychological evaluation ordered for Middletown man charged in arson

Psychological evaluation ordered for Middletown man charged in arson

A Middletown man charged with allegedly setting fire to his home in 2016 says he will enter a plea of not guilty by reason of insanity. Ross Compton, 60, was indicted in January for aggravated arson and insurance fraud for allegedly setting fire to his Court Donegal house. The blaze caused nearly $400,000 in damages. Compton was arrested after the fire based in part from data taken from his pacemaker...
Showers and storms return; isolated strong storms possible Thursday

Showers and storms return; isolated strong storms possible Thursday

Occasional rain and a few thunderstorms overnight Isolated strong storms possible Thursday Locally heavy rain possible Tonight: Expect mostly cloudy skies with occasional showers and passing thunderstorms. Temperatures will hold to around 70 degrees. Thursday: Skies will be mostly cloudy with occasional showers and storms. Some of the rain may be heavy at times and an isolated strong to...
4 nabbed in Kettering, Springboro, Dayton drug raids await trial

4 nabbed in Kettering, Springboro, Dayton drug raids await trial

Four people nabbed during a long-term investigation into a marijuana operation across Kettering, Springboro and Dayton await trial.  In all, five men and women were arrested Feb. 21 as the Tactical Crime Suppression Unit, RANGE Task Force and Warren County Drug Task Force executed search warrants at seven locations. Police said the raids were a result of a seven-month investigation into...
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