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Ohio BCI drones compiling detailed building photos to help schools in emergencies
 The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation has begun to use drones to help local law enforcement better respond to school emergencies. Through local police departments and sheriff’s offices, districts can request a special agent fly a drone over their schools to take detailed photographs of the buildings. TRENDING: Authorities investigate...

3:01 PM Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018

The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation has begun to use drones to help local law enforcement better respond to school emergencies. Through local police departments and sheriff’s offices, districts can request a special agent fly a drone over their schools to take detailed photographs of the buildings. TRENDING: Authorities investigate...
Trial date set for former GOP statehouse candidate in extortion case
 A former Republican statehouse candidate faces an October trial date on charges related to statements she made about her opponent, State Rep. Rick Perales, R-Beavercreek, in their primary race this year.  Jocelyn Smith, 36, of Fairborn, faces a third-degree felony count of extortion and a second-degree misdemeanor count of coercion,...

3:15 PM Friday, Aug. 17, 2018

A former Republican statehouse candidate faces an October trial date on charges related to statements she made about her opponent, State Rep. Rick Perales, R-Beavercreek, in their primary race this year.  Jocelyn Smith, 36, of Fairborn, faces a third-degree felony count of extortion and a second-degree misdemeanor count of coercion,...
Jocelyn Smith
Jocelyn Smith stands with her attorney Ben Swift during her arraignment at the Greene County Courthouse in Xenia Friday, July 20, 2018.

3:09 PM Friday, Aug. 17, 2018

Jocelyn Smith stands with her attorney Ben Swift during her arraignment at the Greene County Courthouse in Xenia Friday, July 20, 2018.
They lost loved ones in military service. This Dayton event seeks to help them cope.
 When Bonnie Carroll lost her husband, Brigadier General Tom Carroll, in a military plane crash in 1992, she started a movement to care for other families touched by tragedy. She founded the Arlington, Va.-based Tragedy Assistance Program For Survivors, or TAPS. While all branches of the military offer help to surviving family members, the...

5:48 PM Friday, Jul. 27, 2018

When Bonnie Carroll lost her husband, Brigadier General Tom Carroll, in a military plane crash in 1992, she started a movement to care for other families touched by tragedy. She founded the Arlington, Va.-based Tragedy Assistance Program For Survivors, or TAPS. While all branches of the military offer help to surviving family members, the...
Ohio State Fair Tragedy: One Year Later
 COLUMBUS- The Ohio State Fair opens Wednesday, one year after a young man was killed and several others severely injured when a ride literally broke apart and fell to the ground. Tyler Jarrell, 18, was killed when the gondola on the Fire Ball ride snapped off and flung riders into the air and then slammed them to the ground in front of spectators...

9:30 PM Monday, Jul. 23, 2018

COLUMBUS- The Ohio State Fair opens Wednesday, one year after a young man was killed and several others severely injured when a ride literally broke apart and fell to the ground. Tyler Jarrell, 18, was killed when the gondola on the Fire Ball ride snapped off and flung riders into the air and then slammed them to the ground in front of spectators...
Wanted: workers who can pass a drug test
 Mindi Harris was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease at an early age and suffered from severe pain.  "They put me on Morphine 60's. They put me on Percocet 10's and Fentanyl patches and I'm just an 18-year-old kid," said Harris.  Harris said she was soon addicted, but managed to hold down a full-time job until her addiction...

9:30 PM Monday, Jul. 16, 2018

Mindi Harris was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease at an early age and suffered from severe pain.  "They put me on Morphine 60's. They put me on Percocet 10's and Fentanyl patches and I'm just an 18-year-old kid," said Harris.  Harris said she was soon addicted, but managed to hold down a full-time job until her addiction...
Sports betting bill introduced in Ohio legislature
 State lawmakers have begun planning for passage of a yet to be defined proposal to legalize sports betting. The first of several anticipated bills on the subject was introduced Thursday with neither what sports could be bet on nor the setting for permissible wagering on sports. The entire bill states only "It is the intent of the General...

8:01 PM Friday, Jul. 13, 2018

State lawmakers have begun planning for passage of a yet to be defined proposal to legalize sports betting. The first of several anticipated bills on the subject was introduced Thursday with neither what sports could be bet on nor the setting for permissible wagering on sports. The entire bill states only "It is the intent of the General...
5 wrestlers claim Jordan aware of OSU doctor’s alleged abuse
 The number of former athletes at Ohio State University who claim Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Urbana, knew about allegations of sexual misconduct by the wrestling team doctor, Richard Strauss, in the 1990s has now grown to five.  Before he became a Congressman, Jordan was a successful wrestler at the University of Wisconsin and later was an assistant...

10:23 PM Friday, Jul. 06, 2018

The number of former athletes at Ohio State University who claim Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Urbana, knew about allegations of sexual misconduct by the wrestling team doctor, Richard Strauss, in the 1990s has now grown to five.  Before he became a Congressman, Jordan was a successful wrestler at the University of Wisconsin and later was an assistant...
The area’s industrial history has left officials with a burning question: What to do with the toxic waste
 Factories that once brought jobs to the region and fueled the post-war economic growth left behind an unwanted legacy: toxic waste. Today, it is buried in old industrial sites and landfills that pose potential threats to the massive underground aquifer that provides drinking water to local communities. While most of those old industrial sites...

1:36 PM Saturday, Jun. 30, 2018

Factories that once brought jobs to the region and fueled the post-war economic growth left behind an unwanted legacy: toxic waste. Today, it is buried in old industrial sites and landfills that pose potential threats to the massive underground aquifer that provides drinking water to local communities. While most of those old industrial sites...
Tainted properties threatening the Miami Valley  
 The Miami Valley's industrial heritage may be the basis for our current economy but the factories that once dotted the region also left behind a hazardous legacy that now threatens our drinking water. It worries Alice Daniels who recently had a new well installed at a house she owns in Tremont City, Clark County.  "We like the area...

9:30 PM Thursday, Jun. 28, 2018

The Miami Valley's industrial heritage may be the basis for our current economy but the factories that once dotted the region also left behind a hazardous legacy that now threatens our drinking water. It worries Alice Daniels who recently had a new well installed at a house she owns in Tremont City, Clark County.  "We like the area...
Medicaid expansion key in opioid abuse fight, Cordray says in Springfield
 Democratic candidate for Ohio Governor Richard Cordray, in his first visit to Springfield since the May 8 primary election, promised Monday if he is elected he would continue the Medicaid expansion championed by current Republican Governor John Kasich. Cordray spoke at a roundtable meeting with Springfield city leaders and Clark County social...

8:49 PM Monday, Jun. 04, 2018

Democratic candidate for Ohio Governor Richard Cordray, in his first visit to Springfield since the May 8 primary election, promised Monday if he is elected he would continue the Medicaid expansion championed by current Republican Governor John Kasich. Cordray spoke at a roundtable meeting with Springfield city leaders and Clark County social...
Calling 911 doesn’t mean they’ll be able to find you
 Cincinnati teen Kyle Plush did what he was supposed to do in an emergency: he called 911. But police couldn’t find him and he suffocated in his family’s van after he became trapped between the back seat and the back door. The case of Kyle Plush, which drew national attention and anger — much of it directed at the police...

12:00 AM Tuesday, May. 22, 2018

Cincinnati teen Kyle Plush did what he was supposed to do in an emergency: he called 911. But police couldn’t find him and he suffocated in his family’s van after he became trapped between the back seat and the back door. The case of Kyle Plush, which drew national attention and anger — much of it directed at the police...
Can 9-1-1 always find you? System failed in some local emergencies 
 Can 9-1-1 always find you? System failed in some local emergenciesHowever, the system did not work for Charles Romine, 71, of Dayton.  "I need a rescue. I've been on these rock for like, three hours," said Romine in his call to 9-1-1 last September.   When Romine gave them the wrong location, police and paramedics...

9:30 PM Monday, May. 21, 2018

Can 9-1-1 always find you? System failed in some local emergenciesHowever, the system did not work for Charles Romine, 71, of Dayton.  "I need a rescue. I've been on these rock for like, three hours," said Romine in his call to 9-1-1 last September.   When Romine gave them the wrong location, police and paramedics...
Because of threats, one in four judges say they pack heat
 Dayton area judges are accustomed to hearing outbursts from defendants inside the courtroom, but now there is growing concern about what can happen outside, including death threats. “It really comes with the territory, I hate to say,” said Montgomery County Common Pleas Administrative Judge Mary Katherine Huffman, who had a former...

10:00 AM Monday, May. 14, 2018

Dayton area judges are accustomed to hearing outbursts from defendants inside the courtroom, but now there is growing concern about what can happen outside, including death threats. “It really comes with the territory, I hate to say,” said Montgomery County Common Pleas Administrative Judge Mary Katherine Huffman, who had a former...
Still no execution date for Dayton man after 30 years on death row
 Twenty-five of Ohio’s Death Row inmates have been assigned dates through 2022 when lethal chemicals under the state’s direction are to be injected into their bodies. Samuel Moreland isn’t one of them, though more than 30 years have passed since his conviction for the murders of five members of a Dayton family. In fact, of...

2:37 PM Monday, Apr. 30, 2018

Twenty-five of Ohio’s Death Row inmates have been assigned dates through 2022 when lethal chemicals under the state’s direction are to be injected into their bodies. Samuel Moreland isn’t one of them, though more than 30 years have passed since his conviction for the murders of five members of a Dayton family. In fact, of...
The deaths of five women in Dayton linked by drugs, possible foul play
 The first body was found June 21, 2017, amid the garbage, broken glass and booze bottles that litter the alley behind the many dilapidated vacant houses near North Main Street on West Norman Avenue in Dayton. Since then, four more women’s bodies have been found within a mile’s radius, most of them just blocks apart. Police don&rsquo...

11:00 AM Saturday, Mar. 03, 2018

The first body was found June 21, 2017, amid the garbage, broken glass and booze bottles that litter the alley behind the many dilapidated vacant houses near North Main Street on West Norman Avenue in Dayton. Since then, four more women’s bodies have been found within a mile’s radius, most of them just blocks apart. Police don&rsquo...
Mysterious deaths rock N. Main Street in Dayton
 Dayton police and the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office are investigating the mysterious deaths of five women within the last year. They died at a variety of unknown locations, but their bodies were all dumped in and around alleys along North Main Street in Dayton. So far, investigators have not found any evidence to connect the five cases...

10:22 PM Thursday, Mar. 01, 2018

Dayton police and the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office are investigating the mysterious deaths of five women within the last year. They died at a variety of unknown locations, but their bodies were all dumped in and around alleys along North Main Street in Dayton. So far, investigators have not found any evidence to connect the five cases...
Dayton mayor, local Democrats line up behind Gasper for Congress
 The race to take on Congressman Mike Turner in the fall heated up Tuesday as Democrat Theresa Gasper lined up key endorsements from Democratic leaders. Gasper picked up the endorsement of several top Democratic office holders in Montgomery County, including Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley, County Commissioner Dan Foley and others. The announcement...

12:04 AM Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018

The race to take on Congressman Mike Turner in the fall heated up Tuesday as Democrat Theresa Gasper lined up key endorsements from Democratic leaders. Gasper picked up the endorsement of several top Democratic office holders in Montgomery County, including Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley, County Commissioner Dan Foley and others. The announcement...
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