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Dragons top Whitecaps 3-1

WDTN News - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 22:28

DAYTON, Ohio – Dayton starting pitcher Tony Santillan combined with three relievers to strike out 15 batters and allow only one run as the Dragons defeated the West Michigan Whitecaps 3-1 on Thursday night.  The Dragons won three-of-four in the series, the final meetings of the regular season between the two clubs who will meet in the first round of the Midwest League playoffs starting September 6 in Dayton.

By winning three-of-four in the set, the Dragons handed the first place Whitecaps their first series loss of the second half and first four-game series loss of the season.  By winning Wednesday and Thursday, the Dragons also handed West Michigan their first back-to-back losses to the same club since they lost two straight to Fort Wayne April 18-19.

The Dragons jumped out to an early lead with two runs in the second inning and another run in the third.  John Sansone started the rally in the second with an infield single and scored from first on Hector Vargas’ double to right field.  Vargas went to third on Carlos Rivero’s single to center and scored on Randy Ventura’s infield single to make it 2-0.  In the third, Jose Siri singled to center to start the inning, went from first to third on a wild pick-off attempt, and scored on Bruce Yari’s sacrifice fly to make it 3-0.

West Michigan responded with one run in the fourth inning, but the Dragons pitchers shut them out over the rest of the night.

Santillan (7-7) was outstanding, striking out nine batters over five innings to earn the win.  He allowed just one run on four hits and three walks.  Jesse Stallings fired two perfect innings, striking out three of the six batters he faced.  Dauri Moreta worked a perfect eighth inning, striking out two.  Jesse Adams earned the save with a scoreless ninth inning, giving up two scratch singles with two outs before getting a strikeout to end the game.

Dragons pitchers have allowed just one run over the last 19 innings.

The Dragons nine-hit attack was led by Jose Siri, who went 3 for 4 with two stolen bases to increase his league-leading total to 39.  Siri needs one home run and one stolen base to become the first Midwest League player since 1982 to record 20 homers and 40 steals in a season.  John Sansone and Carlos Rivero each added two hits for Dayton.

Up Next:  The Dragons (17-36, 58-65) travel to the Cleveland suburb of Eastlake to open a four-game series against the Lake County Captains (22-30, 49-72) on Friday night at 7:00.  Andrew Jordan (5-7, 4.60) will start for the Dragons against Lake County’s Zach Plesac (0-0, 1.13).

Notes:  The Dragons won the season series with West Michigan, going 11-8 against the Whitecaps.

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Confederate monument moved overnight

WDTN News - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 19:48

FRANKLIN, Ohio (WDTN/WLWT) – The City of Franklin removed the monument and landmark because they say a recent review showed the marker to be in the right-of-way for Dixie Highway.

The City said the monument is intact.

The Robert E. Lee Dixie Highway Monument was built in 1927 and has been a landmark for over six decades.

City officials also said they did not know the monument was is in the city’s Right of Way, which means an object in “right of ways must remain clear to avoid the creation of a public safety hazard.”

According to a press release, the city gave the following statement:

“Shortly after Franklin Township officials announced earlier today that the monument would remain; the city was notified that a review of the site indicates that the monument is located within the city’s Right of Way for Dixie Highway. Dixie Highway was a court appointment annexation that occurred in the mid 1990’s, placing the roadway exclusively within the municipality of Franklin. This land, and the monument itself, was in Franklin Township’s control for six decades.”

READ MORE: Temporary sign posted on site of memorial

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9 oz. of carfentanil seized as part of drug trafficking investigation; 2 arrested - WRGT TV Fox 45

Local News - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 19:37

WRGT TV Fox 459 oz. of carfentanil seized as part of drug trafficking investigation; 2 arrestedWRGT TV Fox 45DAYTON, Ohio (WKEF/WRGT) - About 9 ounces of carfentanil were seized as part of a long-term drug trafficking investigation by the Montgomery County R.A.N.G.E. Task Force. Officials arrested 27-year-old Brandon Hazley and 20-year-old Michael Hanson ...2 jailed in drug trafficking investigationWDTNall 11 news articles »

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9 oz. of carfentanil seized as part of drug trafficking investigation; 2 arrested - WRGT TV Fox 45

MCSO - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 19:37

WRGT TV Fox 459 oz. of carfentanil seized as part of drug trafficking investigation; 2 arrestedWRGT TV Fox 45DAYTON, Ohio (WKEF/WRGT) - About 9 ounces of carfentanil were seized as part of a long-term drug trafficking investigation by the Montgomery County R.A.N.G.E. Task Force. Officials arrested 27-year-old Brandon Hazley and 20-year-old Michael Hanson ...and more »

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Dr. Husain talks about eye safety for the solar eclipse

WDTN News - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 19:25

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) –  Dr. Amina Husain from Premier Eye Surgeons talks about keeping your eyes safe during the solar eclipse August 21.

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Battle over how Ohio maintains its voter rolls nearing its conclusion

WDTN News - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 18:57

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WDTN) – How Ohio maintains its voter registration rolls has been under legal attack for well over a year, and the war of interpretation is approaching its end before the U.S. Supreme Court.

For decades Ohio has maintained its voter rolls the same way, under both democrat and republican leadership.

When someone uses the U.S. postal service for a change of address, or is convicted of a felony, or files a death certificate, appropriate action is taken to adjust the voter’s registration to prevent fraud.

“If you want voters to trust your elections, you’ve got to prove to them that you’re doing everything that you possibly can to make sure that fraud doesn’t occur,” said Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted.

However, in some counties in Ohio, there are more voters on the rolls than there are adults currently living in the precincts.

There are a myriad of ways people end up on voter rolls they at one time were eligible to be on, but shouldn’t be on anymore.

Removing the names of ineligible voters makes it easier for poll workers to catch fraud, but the real reason states maintain voter rolls is to satisfying federal requirements that say they must maintain accurate voter rolls.

In other words, removing people from the rolls is not something the state of Ohio just came up with because it wanted to; the federal government forces the state to do it.

For the most part the legality of how Ohio maintains its rolls is undisputed, with one exception.

It is called the supplemental process, here’s how it works:

If a registered voter does not vote for 2 years, a letter is sent to them to find out if they are still alive and living at the address.

If the voter does not respond to the letter, they are given 4 additional years to vote or interact with election officials.

After the 6 total years goes by without any action by the voter, the state removes the person from the voter rolls.

No one can be removed from the rolls prior to that amount of time going by.

Beyond that, eligible voters can still participate in elections if they take the steps to re-register.

“You don’t lose your right to vote ever; you just need to exercise that right to vote,” said Husted. “You maintain yourself on the voter rolls by actually voting; but there has to be some standard whereby we say, you can’t just register and be on the rolls forever if you don’t vote; because if you did that we would have more voters on the rolls than we have adults in every county in the state.”

While people do have the right not to vote, they also have a personal responsibility for keeping their registration up to date.

In Ohio, that is relatively simple. Registration can be checked online in a matter of seconds.

Voters also have up to 30 days before an election to register to vote in it.

Husted says, the supplemental process in question follows federal guidelines for removing people from the voter rolls; but not everyone agrees.

“You may not like the process, you may think 6 years isn’t long enough, you want to make it 8 years, but the bottom line is; it’s the law,” said Husted.

Opponents argue the process removes people simply because they haven’t voted, something expressly prohibited by federal law, however, as Husted points out there are exceptions to that provision.

Husted believes the process follows those exceptions, and a federal district court judge agreed with him ruling in favor of the state and its process.

The people who brought the suit to begin with didn’t like that outcome, so they appealed to a higher court.

That appeal resulted in the lower court’s ruling being overturned when three judges split their decision 2-1 against the state.

This October, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments over the supplemental process and make the final decision about its legality.

“I hope that the court will see what we’ve done is in accordance with all of our laws, following that process to maintain that balance between making it easy to vote and hard to cheat,” said Husted.

Opponents of the process are hoping the justices in Washington D.C. agree with them instead.

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UD students gather at Peace Pole to pray for a better tomorrow - WRGT TV Fox 45

Local News - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 18:56

WRGT TV Fox 45UD students gather at Peace Pole to pray for a better tomorrowWRGT TV Fox 45“The Peace Pole has been a part of the University of Dayton campus for a number of years,” Crystal Sullivan said, “but it's been within the last year that there have been more incidences of violence in our country and around the world that we decided ...

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UD students gather at Peace Pole to pray for a better tomorrow - WRGT TV Fox 45

MCSO - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 18:56

WRGT TV Fox 45UD students gather at Peace Pole to pray for a better tomorrowWRGT TV Fox 45“The Peace Pole has been a part of the University of Dayton campus for a number of years,” Crystal Sullivan said, “but it's been within the last year that there have been more incidences of violence in our country and around the world that we decided ...

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Warren County judge to make decision about gag order on Skylar Richardson case - WRGT TV Fox 45

Local News - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 18:50

WRGT TV Fox 45Warren County judge to make decision about gag order on Skylar Richardson caseWRGT TV Fox 45DAYTON, Ohio (WKEF/WRGT) - About 9 ounces of carfentanil were seized as part of a long-term drug trafficking investigation by the Montgomery County R.A.N.G.E. Task Force. Officials arrested 27-year-old Brandon Hazley and 20-year-old Michael Hanson ...

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Warren County judge to make decision about gag order on Skylar Richardson case - WRGT TV Fox 45

MCSO - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 18:50

WRGT TV Fox 45Warren County judge to make decision about gag order on Skylar Richardson caseWRGT TV Fox 45DAYTON, Ohio (WKEF/WRGT) - About 9 ounces of carfentanil were seized as part of a long-term drug trafficking investigation by the Montgomery County R.A.N.G.E. Task Force. Officials arrested 27-year-old Brandon Hazley and 20-year-old Michael Hanson ...

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WDTN to launch new hour of news in September

WDTN News - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 18:36

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) –  2 NEWS announced Thursday the expansion of its weekday local programming with the launch of 2 NEWS First at 4, the Miami Valley’s first and only 4 pm local newscast, beginning Monday, September 11, 2017.

The hour-long program will air Monday through Friday at 4:00 pm followed by FIVE on 2 and 2 NEWS at 6.

With the addition of 2 NEWS First at 4, WDTN will provide more hours of local news and weather coverage than any other television station in the market.

“Dayton’s heritage of entrepreneurship and innovation is rooted in the exceptional people and local communities of this great city. That legacy inspired WDTN-TV to expand our local news leadership by bringing our viewers the most comprehensive local coverage available in the market, including the first and only 4:00 pm newscast with the upcoming launch of 2 NEWS First at 4,” said Joe Abouzeid, WDTN-TV Vice-President & General Manager. Abouzeid continued, “At Nexstar and our Dayton operations, the local communities we serve remain at the center of every decision we make. Our local news programming is an important public service and 2 NEWS is committed to serving the needs of our viewers across the Miami Valley by delivering more hours of local news, sports and weather coverage in underserved dayparts when other stations are airing network content.” “WDTN-TV has a strong history of responding to the needs of our viewers and the launch of 2 NEWS First at 4 is the latest example of how we are living up to our promise of bringing local communities across the Miami Valley more local news stories than any other station in the region,” added Loni Blandford WDTN-TV News Director. “For Nexstar and WDTN-TV, it’s all about localism. Our viewers have requested more local news content from the 2 NEWS team and expansion of our early evening local news programming, combined with the 24/7 support of our digital content delivery through WDTN.com and our mobile apps, gives our audiences more opportunities to access the local content they want and the information they need at a time that is convenient for their busy schedules.” The expanded local news programming highlights WDTN-TV’s commitment to addressing the needs of the local Dayton viewers through the delivery of in-depth local reporting, real-time information and enhanced community service. WDTN will now broadcast 5 and a half hours of live local programming every weekday, with four and a half hours of nonstop local news in the morning starting at (4:30 am to 7 am on WDTN and 7 am – 9 am on Dayton’s CW), an hour mid-day lifestyle show Living Dayton (12 pm to 1 pm), two and a half hours of early evening news (4 pm to 6:30 pm) and an hour and a half of late evening news (10 pm to 11 pm on Dayton’s CW and 11 pm – 11:30 pm on WDTN). Highlighting Nexstar’s organization-wide commitment to broadcasting excellence and enhanced service for local viewers and advertisers, the Company is making an investment to bring WDTN additional news gathering resources and personnel to support of the expanded local news programming.

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NYC police beef up security in wake of Barcelona attack

WDTN News - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 17:41

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police officials have dispatched heavily armed officers to Times Square and other locations as a precaution in response to the van attack in Spain.

NYPD spokeman Peter Donald said on Thursday that the department is “closely monitoring” the situation in Barcelona, where the van rammed into a crowd in a popular tourist section of the city.

Donald said the NYPD has also beefed up security around Spanish diplomatic spots in the city.

The Barcelona attack killed at least one person and injured dozen of others. Authorities there were investigating it as an act of terror.

The precautions come at a time when the department had taken extra security measures around Trump Tower for the president’s visit there this week.

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$375K settlement reached in Ohio jail pepper spray incident - NBC4i.com

Local News - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 17:25

NBC4i.com$375K settlement reached in Ohio jail pepper spray incidentNBC4i.comDAYTON, OH (WDTN) – A settlement has been reached in the civil case of a woman who sued Montgomery County over a pepper spraying incident that was caught on camera. Court documents show attorneys for both sides participated in a phone call with ...$375K settlement reached in Mont. Co. Jail pepper spray case | WRGTWRGT TV Fox 45all 3 news articles »

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Court hears arguments over gag order in baby remains case

WDTN News - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 17:13

LEBANON, Ohio (WDTN) – Representatives of the Cincinnati Enquirer presented their case Thursday on why they believe a gag order should be lifted in the case of a mother accused in the death of her baby.

Brooke Skylar Richardson was in court Thursday while attorneys for the newspaper made their case.

The lawyers want the judge to provide an in-depth explanation with evidence as to why there needs to be a gag order in this case. They argued the absence of such an order would not affect the fairness of the outcome of the trial, nor would it have any impact on jury selection.

The judge issued the gag order August 10 saying it was intended to help ensure a fair trial.

READ MORE: Judge issues gag order in case of buried newborn infant Richardson is facing one count aggravated murder and several other felony charges. Prosecutors say Baby Jane Doe was found burned and buried in the backyard behind Richardson’s Carlisle home in July. READ MORE: Prosecutor: Baby’s body burned before burial behind Carlisle home

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Museum showcases special exhibit

WDTN News - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 17:12

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio (WDTN) – The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force  will have a special exhibit open for one year starting September 9.

The museum is displaying the exhibit as a part of its 70th birthday.

The museum says the exhibit “American Airmen: Breaking Barriers Since 1947-Commemorating 70 Years of Air and Space Power through Art,” will showcase the heritage and unique contributions of the U.S. Air Force service members.

Pieces of artwork from the U.S. Air Force Art Program will be displayed in the exhibit.

For more information, you can visit the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force website.

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2 jailed in drug trafficking investigation

WDTN News - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 17:02

Brandon Hazely (Photo: Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office) DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office said Thursday the RANGE Task Force ended a long-term drug trafficking investigation with two arrests. The arrests happened Wednesday in the 4500 block of Queens Avenue. According to the Sheriff’s Office, 27-year-old Brandon Hazley and 20-year-old Michael Hanson were arrested after detectives seized nine ounces of carfentanil, two handguns and approximately $20,000 in cash. Michael Hanson (Photo: Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office) Hazley and Hanson were both booked into the Montgomery County Jail on possession of drugs charges. The case is still under investigation.

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Dayton to take part in new program to fight opioid epidemic | WRGT - WRGT TV Fox 45

Local News - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 16:48

WRGT TV Fox 45Dayton to take part in new program to fight opioid epidemic | WRGTWRGT TV Fox 45UDPATE: It's no secret how bad the heroin epidemic is in Dayton and the Miami Valley.We've taken 70 lbs. of fentanyl and heroin off the streets. We've taken ...and more »

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Update: Dayton to take part in new program to fight opioid epidemic - WRGT TV Fox 45

MCSO - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 16:48

WRGT TV Fox 45Update: Dayton to take part in new program to fight opioid epidemicWRGT TV Fox 45UDPATE: It's no secret how bad the heroin epidemic is in Dayton and the Miami Valley. "We've taken 70 lbs. of fentanyl and heroin off the streets. We've taken $5.5 million off the cartel, it hasn't slowed the problem down one bit," Montgomery County ...and more »

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Library gives away hundreds of solar eclipse glasses

WDTN News - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 16:46

CENTERVILLE, Ohio (WDTN) – It’s not too late to get solar eclipse glasses. he Centerville Washington Public Library says it still has hundreds of glasses left to give to the public, free of charge.

Community Relations Manager Georgia Mergler says the Centerville Washington Public Library is giving away 50 free glasses every day… to the first people who show up at the circulation desk.

“We’re one of the few places apparently that has any left. So we’ve been seeing a tremendous demand,” Mergler said. “We’ve had people lined up pre-dawn to get those glasses.”

But that’s not the only way to get them. The library has several activities lined up, that also include glasses giveaways. And on the day of the eclipse, the library will pass out even more glasses to those who show up to watch the show.

“I don’t think we had any idea what the demand would be. Nor do I think anybody did,” Mergler said. “We want to really encourage people to come to the events. Because in addition to just seeing the eclipse. We want to take the opportunity to educate them about why this is so important.”

On Saturday August 19th from 10am to 5pm, the library will host an “Under the Dome” traveling planetarium, featuring shows about the universe.

On Monday August 21st, starting at noon, the library will hand out glasses on its front lawn ahead of its solar eclipse viewing party.

The public is invited to bring lawn chairs, blankets, and snacks, to watch the sky.

More information on these events can be found at the library’s website at https://www.wclibrary.info/

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2 local colleges have students in Europe

WDTN News - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 16:21

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DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – The University of Dayton and Cedarville University currently have students studying in Europe.

Cedarville University told 2 NEWS its students are in Valencia, Spain, which is approximately 100 miles from Barcelona.

Cedarville University. (WDTN Photo) University officials at UD told 2 NEWS they are checking with undergraduate students in Europe to make sure they are safe and if they need any assistance. University of Dayton (WDTN Photo) A driver of a white van jumped the sidewalk in Barcelona’s historical district and ran over a crowd of people Thursday. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the van attack that killed 12 people and 80 hospitalized.    

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