5 Dayton-area stories you might have missed this weekend in 3 minutes

Here is a look at five stories from the weekend to catch you up on the news.


UPDATED: Officials ID driver killed in fiery 5-vehicle crash on I-75 Friday

Credit: Jim Noelker

Credit: Jim Noelker

A 20-year-old Blanchester resident was killed in a crash Friday after a tractor-trailer struck another semi and two cars on Interstate 75 before crashing through the concrete barrier and damaging a third car in Butler Twp. near Vandalia.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol identified the driver who suffered fatal injuries as Robyn Birzer.

The crash happened around 2:40 p.m. in the northbound lanes of I-75 just north of the I-70 entrance ramp.

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Dayton holds off Southeastern Louisiana; Grant gets 300th career win

Credit: Erik Schelkun

Credit: Erik Schelkun

For a large segment of Saturday afternoon’s basketball matinee at UD Arena, Dayton’s Flyers wondered if there were two Southeastern Louisiana University teams.

There was the one that played at Xavier on Wednesday night and was obliterated, 95-63.

And then there was the team, dressed in the same green and gold uniforms, being a scrappy, speedy, trey shooting pest.

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Police: Bank robber hands note to teller at LCNB in Preble County

A bank robber handed a note to tellers demanding money Friday at an LCNB branch in Preble County.

The bank robbery happened just before noon at the bank at 522 S. Commerce St. in Lewisburg.

The robber did not show a weapon when he presented the note, according to a social media post from the Lewisburg Police Department and Preble County Sheriff’s Office.

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Growing up with ‘The Nutcracker:’ Dayton dancers cherish childhood performances

For many families, attending “The Nutcracker” ballet has become a cherished tradition, a greatly anticipated highlight of the holiday season.

That’s true for dancers as well as for their audiences. “It’s unique in that way,” says Karen Russo Burke, artistic director of the Dayton Ballet. “It’s a tradition more than a ballet for both the dancers and the people who come.”

Burke estimates that 99% of those who’ve danced for a number of years have had some sort of experience with Nutcracker. “Almost every company in the nation has produced a Nutcracker,” she says. “When I was younger, we started the weekend of Thanksgiving and didn’t stop until after Christmas.”

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PHOTOS: Calvary Cemetery lights up headstones for ‘Angel Night’

Credit: JIM NOELKER

Credit: JIM NOELKER

Calvary Cemetery lights up headstones for ‘Angel Night’

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