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A natural gas explosion that knocked a Dayton home off its foundation on Thursday is a reminder that homeowners should have their furnaces checked before they turn them on as cold temperatures approach, safety officials said.

Fire officials: Now the time to check gas furnaces

A natural gas explosion that knocked a Dayton home off its foundation on Thursday is a reminder that homeowners should have their furnaces checked before they turn them on as cold temperatures approach, safety officials said.Dayton firefighters said an 83-year-old Dayton woman was not hurt, but will be displaced after ...

Chris Jackson, Dunbar H.S. senior, 2016. MARC PENDLETON / STAFF

Local high school players join anthem protest

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s social injustice statement of kneeling during the national anthem has reached the playing fields of Ohio, where players, coaches and even referees are exploring where the boundaries of personal expression should be.The Ohio High School Athletic Association last week issued a statement to officials ...

Rumors of naughty clown capers annoy actual clowns, police

When Doug Griffin lost his job at Delphi in 2008, he turned his 25-year hobby of acting as Feel N. Lucky the Happy Hobo Clown into a full-time laughmaker. His outrageous, painted-on white smile sags a bit these days. “It’s sad that people are abusing the forum,” said Griffin, of ...

Health departments across the region have trapped a species of mosquito that may transmit the Zika virus, although no locally acquired cases of the mosquito-borne virus that causes severe birth defects have been diagnosed in the area.

Trappings reveal Zika-transmitting mosquito

Health departments across the region have trapped a species of mosquito that may transmit the Zika virus, although no locally acquired cases of the mosquito-borne virus that causes severe birth defects have been diagnosed in the area.The mosquito in question — identified as the Aedes albopictus mosquito, or Asian tiger ...

CareSource headquarters in downtown Dayton. TY GREENLEES / STAFF

CareSource expanding in West Virginia

Downtown Dayton-based CareSource, a nonprofit Medicaid managed care company that also sells private insurance on health insurance marketplaces in four states, is expanding its marketplace business in West Virginia.Entering its second year in the West Virginia market in 2017, CareSource will more than triple the number of counties where it ...

New engine to help keep jobs at DMAX plant

General Motors on Thursday announced a new diesel engine will be built at the DMAX plant in Moraine, helping protect the plant’s workforce of some 600 workers. Chevrolet will have a redesigned Duramax 6.6L V-8 turbo-diesel offered on the 2017 Silverado HD, the automaker announced. The news is important because ...

Regency Beauty Institute has closed all of its campuses.

Students blindsided by closure of beauty college

Local students Thursday said they were blind-sighted by Regency Beauty Institute’s decision to close after more than 50 years in cosmetology education. The institute announced Wednesday night on its website that it permanently closed all 79 campuses nationwide, including the Miami Twp. campus at 2040 Miamisburg Centerville Road. Norma Jeane ...

Luxury townhomes planned near UD campus

Luxury townhomes planned near UD campus

A local architect and businessman is planning to build four luxury townhomes with lower level office space in the 1600 block of South Main street at the intersection of Caldwell Street, just west of the University of Dayton campus.

The front of the mailer the GOP sent out about David Sparks.

Local Democrat slams GOP challenger for claiming he’s a ‘pedophile’

David Sparks, the Clayton Democrat running against State Rep. Jeff Rezabek, R-Clayton, says the Ohio Republican Party is putting him in personal danger with a new mailed campaign ad that Sparks says implies he is a pedophile.“I’m really upset that I’m being painted as a pedophile. It’s over the top. ...

Dayton and Huber Heights police collected evidence in a homicide case, Dayton police records show. STAFF/MARSHALL GORBY

Huber Heights, Dayton police collect evidence in homicide

Detectives from Huber Heights and Dayton collected homicide evidence — including a roll of plastic — from an east Dayton home last week during a search, the newspaper has learned.The agencies executed a search warrant last week at a home on Creighton Ave., in the Linden Heights neighborhood, Dayton Police ...

Fire at Beavercreek brewery won’t slow progress, co-founder vows

The co-founder of The Wandering Griffin brewpub in Beavercreek vowed this morning not to let an early-morning electrical fire delay progress toward the pub’s opening. Beavercreek firefighters told our Breaking News Team reporter on the scene this morning that the small electrical fire was contained quickly. Crews were dispatched to ...

Then and Now: Main Street traffic jam

Then and Now: Main Street traffic jam

It’s been decades since a traffic jam in Dayton was made up of automobiles and horses.

Kyle R. Jordan

Air Force reservist accused of sex crime at base faces more charges

The Air Force reservist accused of a federal sex crime at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base has been indicted on three more counts, according to court records.Kyle R. Jordan was re-indicted earlier this month in Dayton’s U.S. District Court on one count of tampering with a witness and two counts of ...

Michael Joseph Newman

Man detained minutes after Great Clips robbery remains in jail

UPDATE @ 6:30 p.m. (Sept. 29): A 37-year-old man stopped by sheriff’s deputies minutes after a robbery this morning at Great Clips, 1036 Miamisburg Centerville Road, remains in the county jail.Michael Joseph Newman was arrested just before 11 a.m. and questioned at Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office headquarters in downtown Dayton. ...

Luxury townhomes planned near UD campus

A local architect and businessman is planning to build four luxury townhomes with lower level office space in the 1600 block of South Main street at the intersection of Caldwell Street, just west of the University of Dayton campus. Bo Bauer, the 59-year-old owner of Bottega construction management firm, said ...

With a car that has been prepped for the arrival of cold weather, you can travel with peace of mind. CONTRIBUTED

Car care before winter

October is Car Care Month, and AAA Tire & Auto Service experts are encouraging Miami Valley area drivers to take advantage of the mild fall weather to get their vehicles ready for winter.The Farmer’s Almanac is predicting a whopper of a winter this year. Last winter AAA’s Roadside Rescue Team ...

BREAKING: GM announces new DMAX product

General Motors on Thursday announced a new diesel engine to be made by the DMAX plant in Moraine. Chevrolet will have a redesigned Duramax 6.6L V-8 turbo-diesel offered on the 2017 Silverado HD, the company said in a release. The next-generation redesign “offers more horsepower and torque than ever — ...

6 things to know about Springboro’s construction

EDITOR’S NOTE: Today the Dayton Daily News begins a look at the reshaping of the crossroads of Springboro. Additional coverage will continue through the weekend. Work to transform Springboro’s central crossroads — Central Avenue and Main Street — will improve traffic and safety while reviving the corner’s role in the ...

Cooks’ Wares store to shut down after 14 years in Springboro

Cooks’ Wares — the specialty shop that has offered cooking classes and culinary equipment from its Marketplace at Settler’s Walk storefront on Ohio 741 since 2002 — will shut down by the end of November. The Cooks’ Wares store in Montgomery north of Cincinnati will remain open. That store was ...

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Dayton traffic from the WHIO Traffic Center

Check this page for a full list of crashes, disabled vehicles, construction projects and other hazards impacting your commute.Traffic issues can be reported by calling our newsroom at 937-259-2237 or tweeting @WHIOTraffic .Sgt. Mark Bowron is updating conditions every six minutes on AM 1290 and News 95.7 FM.Major Highway IncidentsNo ...

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