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Big boulders headed for $4 million River Run project

Large boulders will be headed for the Great Miami River downtown within months as the RiverScape River Run canoe and kayak park enters its next construction phase. In about 30 days, workers will begin building a temporary dam that will lower the river so the park’s second fast-water feature can ...

Montgomery County news: Butler Twp. administrator now full time

BUTLER TWP.Trustees make acting administrator full-time replacementButler Twp. trustees voted unanimously this week to hire Erika Vogel as township administrator.She had been the acting administrator since December when Kimberly Lapensee resigned.Vogel will be paid $96,013 a year.Vogel was hired as the assistant township administrator in 2013, managing several roles, including ...

OVI checkpoint planned for Friday in Montgomery County

5 local things to know Thursday

1. OVI checkpoint planned for Friday Montgomery County has an OVI checkpoint planned for Friday. The location will be announced that day, and law enforcement officials will be checking for valid licenses and alcohol and drug impairment. 2. Some drive-in theaters won’t open this season Three Springfield-owned drive-in theaters in ...

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.Listen to road conditions on AM 1290 and News 95.7 FM.Major Highway IncidentsOn eastbound I-70 near mile marker 54 ...

Three reportedly overdose at Dayton house

Crews responded to a house on South Irwin Street Wednesday night after three people reportedly overdosed. Medics responded to the house in the 70 block of South Irwin Street just after 8:30 p.m. A man and woman found in the basement were revived with narcan doses, according to police. A ...

Middletown police were investigating a shooting Wednesday night, May 25, 2016, outside the Elks Club on Eighth Avenue. (Nick Graham/Staff)

4 sought in shooting at Elks Club in Middletown

Middletown police are searching for four individuals after two people were shot and injured around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday outside the Elks Club on Eighth Avenue, said Maj. Mark Hoffman.Robert Robinson, 23, of Middletown, and Jordan Brown, 28, of Dayton, were transported to Atrium Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries, Hoffman ...

The city of Kettering is trying to determine if it will continue to operate the Kettering Ice Arena or use it for another purpose. The city is spending more to operate the facility than the arena is generating in revenues. MALIK PERKINS/STAFF

Ice arena costing city money

Preliminary results from a study of the Kettering Ice Area show it is costing more to operate the facility than is being generated in revenues.The results also show most city residents want to keep the facility even though most of them do not use it.City officials must now decide whether ...

Some mosquito repellents work better than others

The best and worst products to prevent mosquito bites

The fear over mosquitoes that could be carrying Zika or West Nile virus is leading to huge sales of bug repellents, but some work better than others.There was an over 300 percent increase in repellent sales in April compared to April of last year, according to research firm 1010data.Expectant Dayton ...

Already facing prison, Huber priest sued by Archdiocese

The Rev. Earl Simone, awaiting sentencing in common pleas court after admitting to stealing $1.92 million from parishioners to buy real estate, also has been sued by the Cincinnati Archdiocese.The civil lawsuit filed last month in Montgomery County Common Pleas Court was brought by plaintiffs Archbishop Dennis Schnurr and the ...

Ernest Brown Jr., a doctoral student at Wright State University, gave his thoughts about Ohio potentially becoming the 25th state to legalize medicinal marijuana on May 25, 2016. HUNTER WILLIAMS/STAFF


Ohio could be the 25th states to legalize marijuana for medical use. Some Miami Valley residents have different opinions about House Bill 523, which legalizes the use of medicinal marijuana.“I think I do support that, because it’s a good alternative to other prescription drugs that tend to cause a lot ...

Jay Neidermeyer, Synchrony Financial senior vice president and IT leader, on Wednesday demonstrated a hand-identification technology being tested at Synchrony’s Kettering center. The center is being bolstered with new research and technology capabilities. THOMAS GNAU/STAFF

Credit cards thing of past? Kettering company creating new technology

The future of retail finance — making it faster and more secure — is quietly being worked out in the Kettering Business Park.Synchrony Financial, the largest company in the business park with 1,900 employees, has opened what it calls an “innovation station” — a place where new technology in arranging ...

A 3-year-old child was left inside a car in downtown Dayton on Wednesday, May 25, 2016. (Jim Noelker/Staff)

Dad arrested after child left in hot car in Dayton

UPDATE @ 9:37 a.m. (May 26): The father arrested and accused of leaving his child unattended in a hot car has been identified as Raymone Hill, 33. Hill was booked into the Montgomery County Jail on suspicion of child endangering. UPDATE @ 4:17 p.m. Sgt. Aaron Fraley, of Dayton police, ...

Missing Sidney couple found safe

UPDATE @3:48 a.m. A Sidney couple reported missing has been found safe. Steven Ray Crosley, 69, and Elizabeth Ann “Betsy” Crosley, 62, were located in Indiana, Sidney police confirmed early Thursday. FIRST REPORT A Sidney couple is missing after they walked out of the Dayton Veterans hospital today and did ...

More than half of area schools dismiss for summer this week

If you see big smiles on a lot of children’s faces this week (and tears in a few eyes), it’s because, as Alice Cooper sang back in 1972, “School’s out … for … summer.” More than half of local school districts dismiss students for the year either Wednesday, Thursday or ...

What's the mood on the last day of school

What's the mood on the last day of school

Shelby Fullam, who just finished fifth grade at Horace Mann school in Dayton, talks about summer break.

What's the mood on the last day of school

What's the mood on the last day of school

Shelby Fullam, who just finished fifth grade at Horace Mann school in Dayton, talks about summer break.

Wright brothers descendant describes Solar Impulse taking off

Wright brothers descendant describes Solar Impulse taking off

Stephen Wright, great grandnephew of the Wright brothers, describes the launch of Solar Impulse 2 early this morning in Dayton. Produced by Barrie Barber.

AJ Christian

Circumvallate too much for local speller

In the end, just one “l” proved lethal to Troy 8th grader AJ Christian.Given the word “circumvallate” during the third round of the Scripps National Spelling Bee Wednesday, AJ, 14, became rattled.“What?” he asked pronouncer Jacques Bailly. “Please repeat the word. Sorry.”He then asked Bailly for an alternate pronunciation of ...

Four people were injured in a crash July 6, 2014, that led to the deaths of a 60-year-old man and a fetus at the intersection of West Grand and Forest avenues in Dayton. (Andy Sedlak/Staff)

Driver indicted in road rage crash that killed man, unborn baby

A Trotwood woman was indicted today for a 2014 road rage crash that killed a man and an unborn baby.Kiara L. Scales, 25, is charged with two counts of aggravated vehicular homicide and one count of vehicular assault. A warrant for her arrest has been issued, and she is scheduled ...

Leader of kidnapping, robbery group sentenced to 25 years in prison

The mastermind of a group that kidnapped two families and held them at gunpoint while robbing two businesses was sentenced this week to 25 years in federal prison.Shellie B. Woods, 42, had pleaded guilty in June 2015 to conspiracy to commit kidnapping as well as robbery in Dayton’s U.S. District ...

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