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Recall roundup: PJs for kids, pill packages, and more 
 Sleepwear for children and medication packets are on this week’s list of recalls from the Consumer Product Safety Commission.  Children’s onesies with hoods and fleece pajama pants by Allura are being recalled because they don’t meet flammability standards and pose a risk of burns, but no injuries have been reported...

Posted: 3 days ago

Sleepwear for children and medication packets are on this week’s list of recalls from the Consumer Product Safety Commission.  Children’s onesies with hoods and fleece pajama pants by Allura are being recalled because they don’t meet flammability standards and pose a risk of burns, but no injuries have been reported...
Warning: Locking cedar chests pose dangers for small children, change the lock if you own one
 There is a renewed warning about potentially dangerous cedar chests that automatically lock when the lid is closed.  >> Read more trending news  The Consumer Product Safety Commission is urging consumers to remove or replace the latch and lock on the recalled Lane and Virginia Maid brand cedar chests. Fourteen children have...

Posted: 4 days ago

There is a renewed warning about potentially dangerous cedar chests that automatically lock when the lid is closed.  >> Read more trending news  The Consumer Product Safety Commission is urging consumers to remove or replace the latch and lock on the recalled Lane and Virginia Maid brand cedar chests. Fourteen children have...
Consumers urged to take action with dangerous cedar chests 
 There’s a renewed warning about certain hope chests that could put your child at risk for suffocation. Several children have died of suffocation after becoming trapped in the auto-locking chests by Lane and Virginia Maid. “Back in the ‘30s, ‘40s and ‘50s, moms would usually get one when...

Posted: 4 days ago

There’s a renewed warning about certain hope chests that could put your child at risk for suffocation. Several children have died of suffocation after becoming trapped in the auto-locking chests by Lane and Virginia Maid. “Back in the ‘30s, ‘40s and ‘50s, moms would usually get one when...
CDC warns of dangerous synthetic ‘bleeding’ weed
 Health experts are warning of a new and dangerous form of synthetic marijuana that is laced with rat poison. Dubbed “bleeding pot,” it has been linked to five deaths in the U.S. and over 200 cases of excessive and uncontrolled bleeding.  “It is especially dangerous right now, because there is a product on the market...

Posted: 5 days ago

Health experts are warning of a new and dangerous form of synthetic marijuana that is laced with rat poison. Dubbed “bleeding pot,” it has been linked to five deaths in the U.S. and over 200 cases of excessive and uncontrolled bleeding.  “It is especially dangerous right now, because there is a product on the market...
How to protect personal data using one simple step
 Apple released an update today that blocks some password-cracking software, but new research shows more than half of users don’t have a password on their devices to begin with. From a grandma taking pictures of her grandson to a teen keeping up with friends, smartphones are everywhere. But more than half of smartphone users are not...

Posted: 7 days ago

Apple released an update today that blocks some password-cracking software, but new research shows more than half of users don’t have a password on their devices to begin with. From a grandma taking pictures of her grandson to a teen keeping up with friends, smartphones are everywhere. But more than half of smartphone users are not...
Recalls: Helmets, ATVs and more
 Helmets and ATVs are among the latest potentially dangerous products under recall, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Helmets used in school physical education programs are being recalled because they do not meet federal safety standards and could cause a head injury.  The Rollerblade-branded helmets by Helmets R Us...

Posted: 10 days ago

Helmets and ATVs are among the latest potentially dangerous products under recall, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Helmets used in school physical education programs are being recalled because they do not meet federal safety standards and could cause a head injury.  The Rollerblade-branded helmets by Helmets R Us...
Online games may put your personal information at risk
 Scammers are targeting kids and adults playing a popular online video game. Even if you haven't heard of the video game hit — Fortnite — it's likely your kids and grandchildren are playing it, and scammers are trying to get their money and personal information.  Fortnite Battle Royale, a free game on consoles and iPhones...

Posted: 11 days ago

Scammers are targeting kids and adults playing a popular online video game. Even if you haven't heard of the video game hit — Fortnite — it's likely your kids and grandchildren are playing it, and scammers are trying to get their money and personal information.  Fortnite Battle Royale, a free game on consoles and iPhones...
Feeling the heat? How medications can affect you during high temperatures
 The medications you take may make you more vulnerable to heat-related health problems. Frank Weyler of Centerville takes several prescription drugs and said he is careful to limit his time outdoors.  “You have to know what you are taking and then do whatever it takes to not let them affect you too much,” said Weyler. ...

Posted: 12 days ago

The medications you take may make you more vulnerable to heat-related health problems. Frank Weyler of Centerville takes several prescription drugs and said he is careful to limit his time outdoors.  “You have to know what you are taking and then do whatever it takes to not let them affect you too much,” said Weyler. ...
Teens addicted to nicotine: What should parents do? 
 There is a new trend that could get your teenager addicted to nicotine in a matter of days. It is a new form of E-cigarette that is being marketed with fruity flavors and colorful pods.  "I get the fruit ones and it tastes fruits and it is really nice," said Allie Dickan. Juuls, Phix, Bo's, Myblu, Kandypens are just a few of...

Posted: 14 days ago

There is a new trend that could get your teenager addicted to nicotine in a matter of days. It is a new form of E-cigarette that is being marketed with fruity flavors and colorful pods.  "I get the fruit ones and it tastes fruits and it is really nice," said Allie Dickan. Juuls, Phix, Bo's, Myblu, Kandypens are just a few of...
Recalls: Ladders and scarves 
 Dangerous ladders and women’s scarves are on this week’s list of recalled products from the Consumer Product Safety Commission. One person has reportedly been hurt in a fall from a broken Werner Multipurpose Telescoping Aluminum ladder.  There are five models with the following model numbers, date codes, and sizes, under...

Posted: 24 days ago

Dangerous ladders and women’s scarves are on this week’s list of recalled products from the Consumer Product Safety Commission. One person has reportedly been hurt in a fall from a broken Werner Multipurpose Telescoping Aluminum ladder.  There are five models with the following model numbers, date codes, and sizes, under...
Transportation issues cost $1,700 per year for Dayton drivers
 "It's pretty bad for the area to have roads like this," said Dave Sabol of Washington Township, referring to a bumpy stretch of Spring Valley Road near Atchison in his neighborhood.  He said he's complained to the township and Montgomery County and he worries about the wear and tear on his vehicle.  "Anytime you hit...

Posted: 25 days ago

"It's pretty bad for the area to have roads like this," said Dave Sabol of Washington Township, referring to a bumpy stretch of Spring Valley Road near Atchison in his neighborhood.  He said he's complained to the township and Montgomery County and he worries about the wear and tear on his vehicle.  "Anytime you hit...
How to save on your teen’s auto insurance rate
 The cost to add a teen driver to an auto insurance plan in Ohio is more than the national average, but there are ways to save. Many parents don't realize how pricey it will be, according to Bellbrook mom Tacy Keller.  Her premium jumped after her son got a ticket, and she will be adding her daughter, Olivia, to her plan this year. ...

Posted: 26 days ago

The cost to add a teen driver to an auto insurance plan in Ohio is more than the national average, but there are ways to save. Many parents don't realize how pricey it will be, according to Bellbrook mom Tacy Keller.  Her premium jumped after her son got a ticket, and she will be adding her daughter, Olivia, to her plan this year. ...
Cedar Care Village Pharmacy plans unveiled
 A new pharmacy with rare educational opportunities took another step forward in Cedarville. Dozens from the village turned out for a community event Tuesday as Cedarville University unveiled plans for the new Cedar Care Village Pharmacy.  It will be the second teaching pharmacy in the state of Ohio.  Students will be able to &ldquo...

Posted: 27 days ago

A new pharmacy with rare educational opportunities took another step forward in Cedarville. Dozens from the village turned out for a community event Tuesday as Cedarville University unveiled plans for the new Cedar Care Village Pharmacy.  It will be the second teaching pharmacy in the state of Ohio.  Students will be able to &ldquo...
Unraveling the mystery behind your credit score
 “I don’t think everybody understands it. Especially our generation doesn’t understand it.”  Xenia resident Mamadou Seck said one late bill was a big setback for his credit score.  “That opened up my mind. You can’t get credit. You can’t get a house anything like that,” said Seck. ...

Posted: 28 days ago

“I don’t think everybody understands it. Especially our generation doesn’t understand it.”  Xenia resident Mamadou Seck said one late bill was a big setback for his credit score.  “That opened up my mind. You can’t get credit. You can’t get a house anything like that,” said Seck. ...
Recall roundup: canopies, monitors, and home goods
 Floor lamps, mirrors, artwork, and video monitors are among the latest product recalls, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Signature Design by Ashley Amnon floor lamps under recall have reportedly caused four incidents of minor property damage  due to melted switches. The issue is with the product label which incorrectly...

3:44 PM Friday, Jun. 15, 2018

Floor lamps, mirrors, artwork, and video monitors are among the latest product recalls, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Signature Design by Ashley Amnon floor lamps under recall have reportedly caused four incidents of minor property damage due to melted switches. The issue is with the product label which incorrectly...
Several renovation efforts underway for Dayton International Airport 
 The Dayton International Airport is making runway improvements, undergoing terminal renovations, and has added maintenance facilities to counter a decline in air carriers and available seats.  "It's a nice quick easy airport and any upgrades are always going to be good," said traveler Leighann Taylor of Celina.  But airline...

10:40 PM Wednesday, Jun. 13, 2018

The Dayton International Airport is making runway improvements, undergoing terminal renovations, and has added maintenance facilities to counter a decline in air carriers and available seats.  "It's a nice quick easy airport and any upgrades are always going to be good," said traveler Leighann Taylor of Celina.  But airline...
FCC adopts new rule to protect consumers against slamming and cramming phone scam
 Recently Jazzmen Morgan of Miamisburg has been noticing some suspicious charges on her phone bill. “It’s extremely frustrating,” said Morgan. “Some of the things don’t add up.”  She suspects she is a victim of cramming, or unauthorized charges on her bill.  The FCC has adopted new consumer protections...

9:58 PM Tuesday, Jun. 12, 2018

Recently Jazzmen Morgan of Miamisburg has been noticing some suspicious charges on her phone bill. “It’s extremely frustrating,” said Morgan. “Some of the things don’t add up.”  She suspects she is a victim of cramming, or unauthorized charges on her bill.  The FCC has adopted new consumer protections...
Dayton Startup Week event offers seminars, advice for small business owners
 Whether you are struggling to start a local business or need help expanding your company, Dayton Startup Week may be your answer. The third annual event started Monday and goes through Friday, and is being held at the Steam Plant building on East Third Street. It features more than 75 free seminars to help entrepreneurs launch a new business...

9:26 PM Monday, Jun. 11, 2018

Whether you are struggling to start a local business or need help expanding your company, Dayton Startup Week may be your answer. The third annual event started Monday and goes through Friday, and is being held at the Steam Plant building on East Third Street. It features more than 75 free seminars to help entrepreneurs launch a new business...
FTC sues operation accused of making billions of robocalls
 There is a new crackdown on those annoying robocalls. The Federal Trade Commission is suing to stop two companies accused of making billions of robocalls for auto warranties, home security systems and debt-relief services, including neighbor-spoofing calls that make it appear the calls are local. Robocalls have many people in the...

4:31 PM Wednesday, Jun. 06, 2018

There is a new crackdown on those annoying robocalls. The Federal Trade Commission is suing to stop two companies accused of making billions of robocalls for auto warranties, home security systems and debt-relief services, including neighbor-spoofing calls that make it appear the calls are local. Robocalls have many people in the...
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