Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine speaks during a news conference in Pike County April 22 about the killings of eight members of the same family. (Mike Campbell/Staff)

5 local things to know on Friday

1. Reward in case of 8 slain relatives poorly publicized

A reward totaling $10,000 to help solve the murder of eight people from one family was “lost in the shuffle,” said Ross County Sheriff’s Deputy Dave Weber. A spokesperson for DeWine’s office said Thursday his office hadn’t been aware of the reward offer.

>>> DeWine hopeful $10K reward will help solve Pike County slayings 

2. Huge brewery merger: What does it mean for SW Ohio?

On Wednesday night, it was announced AB InBev (Budweiser) and SABMiller’s (Miller Lite) merger has been approved by the U.S. regulators. The merger’s impact could result in higher prices and disrupted distribution channels.

3.  Excessive Heat Warning issued for Dayton metro

The National Weather Service for Montgomery County issued an Excessive Heat Warning which will begin at 10 a.m. today and carry into Saturday night. This means that the temperature could feel like it is in the triple digits due to high temperatures and humidity.

Weather Graphic by Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini

>>> Heat Stroke: Know the signs

4. Dayton police step up patrols on RTA buses 

Those using public transportation might see more police activity on buses and at terminals. The police are stepping up their patrol program to keep bus riders and drivers safe.

5. 3 things to do in Dayton today

Cool off with the best pools in Dayton area 

The next few days could feel like triple digits in temperatures. Stay cool with these pools that are family friendly.


Brothers Logan and Ethan Judy enjoyed the Kroger Aquatics Center at The Heights on a warm afternoon in 2015. TY GREENLEES / STAFF

Yanni, 7:30 p.m.

The Romantics, Night Ranger, and Rick Springfield entertained the crowd at Fraze Pavilion Saturday night.

Jim Ingram

Yanni, a world-renowned musician, will perform at the Fraze Pavlion. Yanni and his musicians are known around the world for their instrumental hits.

Cost: Lawn and Terrace- $55, Side Orchestra- $94



Brentwood Builders’ home in Cedarville is showcased in the 2016 Dayton Homearama. PROVIDED

The Home Builders Association of Dayton and Vectren are hosting a 10-home tour of the trendiest amenities and designs available to home owners who are looking to build. Eventgoers can obtain tickets online or at local Kroger stores.  

Cost: $12

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