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Groups like the KKK preach white power but shun ‘hate’ label
 The national leader of a Ku Klux Klan group active in the Dayton area said he is glad anti-racist counter-protester Heather Heyer was killed and others injured when an Ohio man allegedly drove his car into them at a Charlottesville, Va., rally of right-wing groups on Saturday. “Hail victory,” said Chris Barker, imperial wizard...

4:01 PM Friday, Aug. 18, 2017

The national leader of a Ku Klux Klan group active in the Dayton area said he is glad anti-racist counter-protester Heather Heyer was killed and others injured when an Ohio man allegedly drove his car into them at a Charlottesville, Va., rally of right-wing groups on Saturday. “Hail victory,” said Chris Barker, imperial wizard...
Dayton a pilot city for DEA ‘360-Degree Strategy’ to fight opioid epidemic
 Dayton has been selected as a pilot city for the "DEA 360-Degree Strategy" to fight the opioid epidemic. The strategy aims to address prescription opioid misuse, heroin abuse and violent crime, Timothy Plancon, special agent in charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration Detroit Field Division, said in a prepared statement released...

8:57 PM Monday, Aug. 14, 2017

Dayton has been selected as a pilot city for the "DEA 360-Degree Strategy" to fight the opioid epidemic. The strategy aims to address prescription opioid misuse, heroin abuse and violent crime, Timothy Plancon, special agent in charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration Detroit Field Division, said in a prepared statement released...
Overdose deaths tick down, but will it last?
 After a steady drumbeat of increasing numbers of accidental drug overdoses, Montgomery County got a rare bit of good news last month: the death total took a significant dip. After seeing the number of deaths soar to 80 in May, the July number dropped all the way to 38, the lowest number for a month this year. “Right now it’s too...

12:00 AM Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017

After a steady drumbeat of increasing numbers of accidental drug overdoses, Montgomery County got a rare bit of good news last month: the death total took a significant dip. After seeing the number of deaths soar to 80 in May, the July number dropped all the way to 38, the lowest number for a month this year. “Right now it’s too...
Driver in crash that blocked I-70 used fentanyl earlier, patrol says
 A driver involved in a two-vehicle crash that shut down the westbound lanes of Interstate 70 in Clayton for nearly two hours Thursday night admitted to using fentanyl earlier in the evening, troopers said. It is the latest traffic accident involving a driver allegedly impaired by opioids. The driver, identified as Jeremy Hembree, 32, was...

8:48 PM Friday, Aug. 11, 2017

A driver involved in a two-vehicle crash that shut down the westbound lanes of Interstate 70 in Clayton for nearly two hours Thursday night admitted to using fentanyl earlier in the evening, troopers said. It is the latest traffic accident involving a driver allegedly impaired by opioids. The driver, identified as Jeremy Hembree, 32, was...
120 attend drug forum. Here are comments from some who were there.
 About 120 people attended an opiate crisis town hall held Wednesday at the Christian Life Center in Butler Twp. Here’s what some of them had to say about the problem. “I’m very interested in how we can resolve this opioid issue. It concerns me about the effect it is having on our community.” “I’m here to...

6:42 PM Friday, Aug. 11, 2017

About 120 people attended an opiate crisis town hall held Wednesday at the Christian Life Center in Butler Twp. Here’s what some of them had to say about the problem. “I’m very interested in how we can resolve this opioid issue. It concerns me about the effect it is having on our community.” “I’m here to...
Tuesday is Election Day for some in the region
 Voters in the Xenia and Clark Shawnee school districts have issues on Tuesday’s special election ballot. The village of Camden in Preble County also has two issues on the ballot. There are only 11 issues on the ballot statewide. Here’s a look at what voters will decide: Xenia Schools: District leaders hope the third time is the...

2:57 PM Monday, Aug. 07, 2017

Voters in the Xenia and Clark Shawnee school districts have issues on Tuesday’s special election ballot. The village of Camden in Preble County also has two issues on the ballot. There are only 11 issues on the ballot statewide. Here’s a look at what voters will decide: Xenia Schools: District leaders hope the third time is the...
Maker identifies cause in deadly ride malfunction
 Excessive corrosion caused a metal arm to break on the Fire Ball ride that malfunctioned at the Ohio State Fair, the Netherlands-based ride manufacturer KMG said in a statement, according to a report from WBNS-10 TV in Columbus. >>Read more Ohio State Fair tragedy: What happened The incident killed 18-year-old Tyler Jarrell...

9:21 PM Sunday, Aug. 06, 2017

Excessive corrosion caused a metal arm to break on the Fire Ball ride that malfunctioned at the Ohio State Fair, the Netherlands-based ride manufacturer KMG said in a statement, according to a report from WBNS-10 TV in Columbus. >>Read more Ohio State Fair tragedy: What happened The incident killed 18-year-old Tyler Jarrell...
Maker identifies cause in deadly ride malfunction at Ohio State Fair
 Excessive corrosion caused a metal arm to break on the Fire Ball ride that malfunctioned at the Ohio State Fair, the Netherlands-based ride manufacturer KMG said in a statement today. The incident killed 18-year-old Tyler Jarrell and injured seven others who were on the ride when it broke on the fair’s opening day. The statement said...

6:43 PM Sunday, Aug. 06, 2017

Excessive corrosion caused a metal arm to break on the Fire Ball ride that malfunctioned at the Ohio State Fair, the Netherlands-based ride manufacturer KMG said in a statement today. The incident killed 18-year-old Tyler Jarrell and injured seven others who were on the ride when it broke on the fair’s opening day. The statement said...
UPDATED: Ohio State Fair tragedy: What happened?
 Every year, millions of Americans ride amusement park rides, jump in bouncy houses, zoom down water slides and strap into roller coasters with the assumption that the rides are safe. But across the country and in Ohio, oversight of traveling carnivals, amusement parks and inflatable attractions is handled by a patchwork of state and local...

4:38 PM Sunday, Aug. 06, 2017

Every year, millions of Americans ride amusement park rides, jump in bouncy houses, zoom down water slides and strap into roller coasters with the assumption that the rides are safe. But across the country and in Ohio, oversight of traveling carnivals, amusement parks and inflatable attractions is handled by a patchwork of state and local...
5 things people are saying about the new downtown Dayton Metro Library
 The grand opening of the rebuilt main Dayton Metro Library was held on Saturday. An estimated 5,000 people came to see the $64 million taxpayer-funded library. Here’s what five of them had to say. “It’s lovely inside. I can’t wait for the kids to use it.” “I’m pleasantly overwhelmed, as I anticipated...

10:14 PM Saturday, Aug. 05, 2017

The grand opening of the rebuilt main Dayton Metro Library was held on Saturday. An estimated 5,000 people came to see the $64 million taxpayer-funded library. Here’s what five of them had to say. “It’s lovely inside. I can’t wait for the kids to use it.” “I’m pleasantly overwhelmed, as I anticipated...
Downtown Dayton Metro Library grand opening cheered
 An estimated 5,000 people came through the newly rebuilt $64 million Dayton Metro Library during Saturday’s grand opening. And visitors were impressed. “It’s lovely inside. I can’t wait for the kids to use it,” said Karil Sampson, 40, of Dayton. “I think it’s a great anchor for the city. This is a...

3:31 PM Saturday, Aug. 05, 2017

An estimated 5,000 people came through the newly rebuilt $64 million Dayton Metro Library during Saturday’s grand opening. And visitors were impressed. “It’s lovely inside. I can’t wait for the kids to use it,” said Karil Sampson, 40, of Dayton. “I think it’s a great anchor for the city. This is a...
Thousands expected for downtown Dayton library opening
 An estimated 3,000 to 5,000 people are expected to come to downtown Dayton on Saturday for the grand opening of the newly renovated Dayton Metro Library main branch. It will be a day filled with a ribbon cutting, followed by a first look into the library, as well as a street festival, open house and entertainment. The grand opening events...

4:13 PM Friday, Aug. 04, 2017

An estimated 3,000 to 5,000 people are expected to come to downtown Dayton on Saturday for the grand opening of the newly renovated Dayton Metro Library main branch. It will be a day filled with a ribbon cutting, followed by a first look into the library, as well as a street festival, open house and entertainment. The grand opening events...
Rides at State Fair reopen; latest on fatal accident
 The Midway rides at the Ohio State Fair reopened Sunday morning for the first time after Wednesday night’s fatal accident on the Fire Ball ride. Three of the victims remain in critical condition as of Sunday morning. 18-year-old Tyler Jarrell died on the Fire Ball after a malfunction. The Midway reopened on Saturday, but the rides were...

4:38 PM Sunday, Jul. 30, 2017

The Midway rides at the Ohio State Fair reopened Sunday morning for the first time after Wednesday night’s fatal accident on the Fire Ball ride. Three of the victims remain in critical condition as of Sunday morning. 18-year-old Tyler Jarrell died on the Fire Ball after a malfunction. The Midway reopened on Saturday, but the rides were...
Ohio State Fair: Teen’s family hires law firm; coroner releases preliminary findings
 The Franklin County Coroner on Friday released a preliminary autopsy report for Tyler Jarrell, the 18-year-old killed Wednesday after a ride malfunctioned on opening night of the Ohio State Fair. Dr. Anahi Ortiz said blunt force injuries to the head, trunk and lower extremities are the preliminary results in the investigation into Jarrell&rsquo...

8:58 PM Friday, Jul. 28, 2017

The Franklin County Coroner on Friday released a preliminary autopsy report for Tyler Jarrell, the 18-year-old killed Wednesday after a ride malfunctioned on opening night of the Ohio State Fair. Dr. Anahi Ortiz said blunt force injuries to the head, trunk and lower extremities are the preliminary results in the investigation into Jarrell&rsquo...
Ohio State Fair ride tragedy could spark changes
 Wednesday’s horrific fatal accident at the Ohio State Fair — when the Fire Ball ride broke apart and flung riders to the ground — could fuel calls for better safety practices and stronger regulations once it is determined what caused the ride’s gondola to break free. One man was killed and seven people were injured...

4:28 PM Friday, Jul. 28, 2017

Wednesday’s horrific fatal accident at the Ohio State Fair — when the Fire Ball ride broke apart and flung riders to the ground — could fuel calls for better safety practices and stronger regulations once it is determined what caused the ride’s gondola to break free. One man was killed and seven people were injured...
Teen killed at Ohio State Fair had just joined Marines
 An 18-year-old man killed at the Ohio State Fair Wednesday had recently enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps. Tyler Jarrell, of Columbus, was pronounced dead at the fair after being thrown off the Fire Ball ride during a malfunction.  Seven others were injured, and at least three remain in critical condition.  Those injured are...

8:26 PM Thursday, Jul. 27, 2017

An 18-year-old man killed at the Ohio State Fair Wednesday had recently enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps. Tyler Jarrell, of Columbus, was pronounced dead at the fair after being thrown off the Fire Ball ride during a malfunction.  Seven others were injured, and at least three remain in critical condition.  Those injured are...
County fairs confident in safety, parents uneasy, after state tragedy
 Officials from fairs in Greene, Butler and Clark counties expressed confidence in their ride vendors and inspections Thursday, a day after a ride malfunction at the Ohio State Fair killed one person and injured seven others. Despite the reassurances, parents admitted the tragedy was on their minds. Amanda Roberson, of Hamilton, walked around...

7:41 PM Thursday, Jul. 27, 2017

Officials from fairs in Greene, Butler and Clark counties expressed confidence in their ride vendors and inspections Thursday, a day after a ride malfunction at the Ohio State Fair killed one person and injured seven others. Despite the reassurances, parents admitted the tragedy was on their minds. Amanda Roberson, of Hamilton, walked around...
Ohio State Fair accident: Maker shuts down ride worldwide
 The Ohio State Fair ride that flung riders off a mechanical arm and killed a rider Wednesday evening passed a standard Department of Agriculture inspection that morning. The Fire Ball ride, operated by Amusements of America, also passed a daily inspection and maintenance  inspection before the accident, which also injured seven people...

2:21 PM Thursday, Jul. 27, 2017

The Ohio State Fair ride that flung riders off a mechanical arm and killed a rider Wednesday evening passed a standard Department of Agriculture inspection that morning. The Fire Ball ride, operated by Amusements of America, also passed a daily inspection and maintenance  inspection before the accident, which also injured seven people...
Ohio State Fair fatal ride accident: What we know now
 One man was killed and seven were injured when a ride malfunctioned on the opening day of the 2017 Ohio State Fair in Columbus on Wednesday. Here is what we know now:  One dead, several injured. One person is dead and seven injured - five critically - after the events Wednesday night. The man who died was killed on impact after being...

11:45 AM Thursday, Jul. 27, 2017

One man was killed and seven were injured when a ride malfunctioned on the opening day of the 2017 Ohio State Fair in Columbus on Wednesday. Here is what we know now:  One dead, several injured. One person is dead and seven injured - five critically - after the events Wednesday night. The man who died was killed on impact after being...
Ohio State Fair tragedy: Maker says gondola carrying riders broke off; ride passed inspection that day
 A Dutch manufacturer has ordered ride operators worldwide to cease operations of the type of amusement park ride that killed a man and injured seven other people Wednesday at the Ohio State Fair. The ride has passed safety inspections the day of the accident. “In the accident a passenger-carrying gondola detached from the supporting...

11:48 PM Wednesday, Jul. 26, 2017

A Dutch manufacturer has ordered ride operators worldwide to cease operations of the type of amusement park ride that killed a man and injured seven other people Wednesday at the Ohio State Fair. The ride has passed safety inspections the day of the accident. “In the accident a passenger-carrying gondola detached from the supporting...
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