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Reports: Local man detained in North Korea released

Jeffrey Fowle, a local man who has been detained in North Korea, has been released, according to reports. We are working to gather additional details.

Kettering patient charged for claiming she had Ebola

A felony warrant on a charge of inducing panic has been filed against a local woman who claimed she may have the Ebola virus.Luanna Burt, 36, was charged with inducing panic at Kettering Medical Center on Oct. 15. The Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office approved a second-degree felony charge against Burt, ...

Jean Benge holds a photo of her daughter Christian Faith Benge. Christian, 16, died Oct. 17, 2014. LOT TAN / STAFF

Funeral set for teen who died after visiting haunted house

UPDATE @ 12:15pm: Visitation for Christian Faith Benge will be held Tuesday, October 21, from 5-8 p.m. at the Brown Dawson Flick Funeral Home on Millville Ave. in Hamilton. Funeral service will be held at the same location Wednesday, October 22 at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at Rose Hill ...

Funeral set for teen who died at haunted house

UPDATE @ 12:15pm:Visitation for Christian Faith Benge will be held Tuesday, October 21, from 5-8 p.m. at the Brown Dawson Flick Funeral Home on Millville Ave. in Hamilton. Funeral service will be held at the same location Wednesday, October 22 at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at Rose Hill Burial ...

Man arrested with knives near school

For the second time this month, a Dayton man was found with knives in his possession near a school, according to a police report. It happened around 2:40 p.m. yesterday around St. Anthony’s School. Chrisopher Billings, 46, was booked into jail on a drug abuse charge, according to jail records. ...

Accidental shooting reported in Bellbrook

Police and a medic crew in Bellbrook are responding to a report of an accidental shooting in the 2000 block of South Linda Drive.The call for service came in at around 12:20 p.m. indicating a female shot herself in the leg.We’re working to learn more and will provide updates.

Logan County man killed by trailer

A 60-year-old man was killed when a large utility trailer fell on top of him outside his home yesterday, according to the Logan County Sheriff’s Office.Emergency crews were called to the 1500 block of Ohio 235 South around 8 p.m.The victim was identified in a sheriff’s report John Howard.Howard’s daughter ...

Babysitter charged for child endangering in West Carrollton

UPDATE @ 12:45 p.m. Oct. 21:We obtained the police report from the West Carrollton Police Department regarding the nanny accused of child endangering, which detailed how the alleged assault came to light.The West Carrollton mother of twins told police her male twin recently refused to eat, though her nanny, Heather ...

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IHOP restaurants coming to Dayton area

The IHOP chain will re-enter the Dayton-area market after a decades-long absence and is considering a Beavercreek location near the Mall at the Fairfield Commons as one of its first local restaurants.“I can confirm that we are coming to Dayton,” said IHOP spokesman Craig Hoffman. “Dayton has been one of ...

 Bacon, cheddar mac chip wins $50K for Dayton firefighter

We didn’t see this one coming. Lay’s Kettle Cooked Wasabi Ginger chips beat out Dayton firefighter Matt Allen’s Cheddar Bacon Mac & Cheese chips for top prize in Lay’s “Do Us A Flavor”contest. Lay’s received about 14 million submissions in this year’s contest that ask fans for chip flavors. The ...

Grand opening this week for Godfather’s Pizza

A ribbon-cutting and other events are planned for three days starting this Thursday, Oct. 23 to mark the opening of the region’s newest Godfather’s Pizza location at 291 N. Springboro Pike (Ohio 741) in Miamisburg.The pizza restaurant in the Mall Woods Shopping Center across from Home Depot seats about 60, ...

Cloudy today, with a few light showers

Skies will be mostly cloudy today with a few light showers at times, according to Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Rich Wirdzek. The best chance for showers will be east of I-75, and coverage will be lower than yesterday. Highs will hit the low-50s today, and fall into the low-40s tonight. ...

City trims tree to delight of neighbors

Recently an elderly woman contacted the Ombudsman with questions and concerns about a tree in front of her yard. Her neighbors had pointed out to her that the tree had grown so large that the leaves now blocked the light from the street light shining in the evening. The neighborhood ...

Village council approves severance agreement for former chief

The village council unanimously approved a severance agreement for former Yellow Springs Village Police Chief Anthony Pettiford during a meeting Monday night.Pettiford resigned from his position in September stating he continued to suffer from a shoulder injury sustained on the job.Under the terms of the agreement, the village will continue ...

Showers lingering throughout area

A spot shower can’t be ruled out even though additional rain-producers overnight seem unlikely, Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Jamie Simpson said.Monday night’s showers should end toward 11 p.m., but there will be plenty of clouds around overnight and that’s a good thing because otherwise, fog would become an issue.Earlier ...

Bouncer fired, charged with assault in beating patron

A bouncer fired after attacking a patron at a local restaurant last week was charged with assault Monday afternoon, officials said. Myles Shockey, 23, of Dayton, is facing one count of misdemeanor assault, according to the city of Dayton prosecutor’s office. Shockey, who was a bouncer at Bargos Grill & ...

Storms knock out power to about 300 in area

Lightning is to blame for knocking out power to about 300 Dayton Power & Light customers, according to a company spokesman.Bellbrook had the most reported outages, with more than 200 without power after the storms moved through, DP&L’s Tom Tatham said.The storms tonight brought heavy rain, scattered hail in Darke ...

Towne Mall Galleria, Middletown.

Burlington delays Middletown opening, cites “unforeseen circumstances”

Burlington Coat Factory said Monday it’s delaying the opening of its new Towne Mall Galleria store until spring of next year. Earlier this month, the retailer had set an opening date of Nov. 21 in renovated space at 3455 Towne Blvd. However, plans have changed “due to unforeseen circumstances,” a ...

Dayton fire and hazardous materials crews were dispatched to the Great Miami River on Monday evening, Oct. 20, 2014, to check a report of an unknown substance found on the water. (Jim Noelker/Staff)

‘Oily-like mixture’ fouls Great Miami River

UPDATE @ 8:36 p.m.:An “oily-like mixture, possibly petroleum or oil,” stretching from the Mad River to the Great Miami River into downtown has been contained and officials are now about the task of tracking its source.Dayton Fire Capt. Merritt Colton said concerned citizens noticed an “oily-like sheen on the river” ...

Urbana woman who killed Marine in hit-skip gets 30 months in prison

An Urbana woman who left the scene of an accident after hitting and killing a Marine with her vehicle was sentenced to 30 months in prison Monday. Holly Fowler, 26, had pleaded guilty to charges of failure to stop after an accident and tampering with evidence Sept. 24. She was ...

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