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Raiders advance to HL finals

WDTN News - Sat, 05/27/2017 - 00:02

CHICAGO, Illinois – For the fifth straight year and 12th time in program history, the Wright State baseball team has advanced to the finals of the Horizon League Tournament, bouncing back from a 4-1 setback to UIC in the winner’s bracket final to eliminate Oakland 12-4.

Wright State (38-20) will face UIC (38-15) for the championship Saturday starting at 2 pm Eastern.  If the Raiders win the first game, a winner-take-all second game will follow at 6 pm.   WSU is  6-5 all-time in the finals, having won titles in 1995, 2006, 2009, 2011, 2015 and 2016 and finishing second in 1997, 2007, 2010, 2013 and 2014.

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Adleman pitches 8 crisp innings as Reds beat Phillies

WDTN News - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 23:45

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Tim Adleman worked methodically through a lineup full of aggressive, struggling hitters.

Adleman tossed eight innings of one-hit ball, Adam Duvall and Scott Schebler homered and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Philadelphia Phillies 5-2 on Friday night.

Adleman (3-2) entered with a 6.19 ERA and hadn’t pitched more than seven innings in 19 career starts. But he looked like Greg Maddux against Philadelphia.

“He had a sinking fastball and a very good changeup,” Reds manager Bryan Price said. “It was a terrific job.”

Andres Blanco’s first-inning single was all the Phillies got off Adleman. He struck out four and walked two.

“I had a really good feel for my changeup and I was getting strikes early,” Adleman said.

Philadelphia is 5-21 since an 11-9 start. Manager Pete Mackanin, who received a contract extension two weeks ago, called a team meeting afterward.

“We need to step it up,” Mackanin said. “We’re better than this. I know we’re better than this.”

Duvall followed Joey Votto’s RBI groundout in the first with his 11th homer. Schebler connected to straightaway center for his 14th homer in the third.

Jose Peraza’s  two-run single in the sixth extended Cincinnati’s lead to 5-0.

Phillies starter Aaron Nola (2-2) allowed six hits and walked two in six innings.

Aaron Altherr hit an RBI double off Asher Wojciechowski in the ninth and another run scored on a bases-loaded grounder, but Raisel Iglesias struck out Maikel Franco with two runners on for his ninth save.

“I wanted to stay in there pretty badly,” Adleman said. “But I understood the move. Wojo needed some work.”

Wojciechowski had not pitched in several days and Price wanted him to get an inning of work before making a start against Toronto on Tuesday.

Adleman retired 16 straight batters at one point and got 16 outs on grounders.

“I like it when I can stand out there (in the outfield) and watch everyone else do the work,” Duvall said.


Peraza extended his career-high hitting streak to 12 games. … Schebler has four homers and seven RBIs over his last six games. … Duvall has homers in two straight games. … The Phillies bullpen now has a 16-inning scoreless streak. It’s their longest since a 20-inning scoreless streak from April 24-May 1, 2016.


Right-hander Jake Buchanan joined the Reds after being claimed on waivers from the Cubs on Thursday. Buchanan and fellow pitchers Scott Feldman and Wojciechowski were previously with Astros.


After striking out in each of his five at-bats on Thursday, Odubel Herrera was moved up from the No. 3 spot in Philadelphia’s lineup to leadoff. He began last season atop the batting order and made the All-Star team. Herrera went 1 for 4, raising his average to .227.


Reds: Injured RHP Anthony DeSclafani has been throwing lightly, but still isn’t close to returning from a sprained elbow ligament. … Backup C Stuart Turner, out with a hamstring injury, is moving closer to a rehab stint.

Phillies: 2B Cesar Hernandez didn’t play because of tightness in his groin.


RHP Bronson Arroyo (3-4, 6.75 ERA) starts Saturday for the Reds against Phillies RHP Jerad Eickhoff (0-5, 4.70 ERA).

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Officers cracking down on drugged and drunk driving this holiday weekend

WDTN News - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 23:39

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (WDTN) –  You can expect a lot of traffic on the roads this Memorial Day weekend – including a heavy presence by police who warn they’ll be on the lookout for those driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

Lt Brian Aller of Springfield Highway Patrol said drugged and drunk drivers continue to present a challenge to officers, and he’s warning those who are planning on having a drink, this weekend, not to get behind the wheel of a car.

“Before you even go out, figure out what your plan is. Figure out what you’re doing to do. Because if you don’t do that, you really don’t have a plan,” Aller said.

“Not only are you putting yourself at risk. You’re putting people like my family at risk.”

Memorial Day is Monday but the increase in cars on the street starts today, and Aller said it’s going to stay busy all weekend.

There were nearly 400 OVI related fatal crashes in Ohio, last year.

Authorities have already warned: For the first time, ever, the number of drugged drivers has surpassed the number of drunk drivers on city streets.

“People, when they get up – that’s what they do; That’s their coffee in the morning,” Aller said.

“They wake up from the bed, they do their drug of choice – whether it be methamphetamine or opiates or anything else – and they go drive.”

Another traffic infraction police will be on the lookout for this weekend: failure to wear a seat-belt.

Aller said oftentimes, when someone gets into a crash – it’s not necessarily the initial impact that kills them, but what happens afterwards.

“Their body’s thrown outside the vehicle they hit a pillar or other type of object,” Aller said.

“It takes very little to actually injure a person.”

With more drivers on the road, this weekend, Aller said officers will be working overtime, to ensure the streets are safe.

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Dragons lose to Whitecaps in 12

WDTN News - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 23:38

DAYTON, Ohio—West Michigan’s Josh Lester connected on a grand slam home run to break a 3-3 tie in the top of the 12th inning as the Whitecaps defeated the Dayton Dragons 7-5 on Friday night.  With the win, the Whitecaps extended their lead to two games over the Dragons in the Midwest League East Division.  West Michigan improved their record to a Minor Leagues’ best 33-14 as they dropped the Dragons to 31-16.

The Dragons battled back late in the game to erase a 3-0 deficit, scoring one run in the seventh and two more in the eighth to tie the game 3-3.  The Dragons had a great chance to take the lead in the bottom of the eighth and then had additional chances to win it in the ninth and 11th innings but they could not come up with the big hit.

Trailing 3-1 in the eighth, T.J. Friedl led off the inning with a double to right field and went to third on Jose Siri’s single.  Taylor Trammell followed with a triple to right-center to bring in both Friedl and Siri and tie the game.  Trammell was at third with no one out, but the Dragons could not bring him in.  Tyler Stephenson grounded out to shortstop with Trammell holding at third for the first out.  Bruce Yari grounded to first as Trammell was thrown out at the plate trying to score from third.  Brantley Bell popped out to end the threat.

The Dragons put the first two batters of the ninth inning on base and had another chance to win after Cassidy Brown walked and Luis Gonzalez reached on a bunt single.  But Hector Vargas bunted into a fielder’s choice with Brown out at third and Friedl struck out.  After Siri reached on an error to load the bases, Trammell struck out to end the threat.

In the 11th, Vargas doubled with two outs, but Friedl flied out to right field to end the inning.

West Michigan loaded the bases with one out in the top of the 12th when Lester blasted a home run to right field off Dragons reliever Jesse Stallings to give the Whitecaps a 7-3 lead.  The Dragons scored two runs in the bottom of the 12th on Yari’s home run with Trammell on base to make it 7-5, but Bell struck out to end the game.

The Whitecaps scored two runs in the second to take an early lead on a run-scoring double by Cole Bauml and an RBI single by Danny Pinero.  They added another run in the sixth on Bauml’s run-scoring single to jump ahead 3-0.

The Dragons had very few scoring chances over the early and middle innings.  They had only two at-bats with runners in scoring position over the first six inning, going 0 for 2.


In the seventh, they advanced runners to first and third with only one out.  Whitecaps reliever Eduardo Jimenez entered the game to strikeout Bell for the second out, but he walked Brown to load the bases and then hit Gonzalez with a pitch to force in a run and make it 3-1.  Vargas flied to right to end the inning as the Dragons stranded three.  Trammell’s triple tied the game in the eighth.

The Dragons collected 12 hits.  Siri, Trammell, Yari, and Bell each had two.

Dragons starting pitcher Wennington Romero worked seven innings and allowed three runs on nine hits with no walks and three strikeouts.  Patrick Riehl pitched a scoreless eighth inning.  Stallings was outstanding over his first three innings of scoreless relief before surrendering the grand slam in the 12th.  He took the loss and fell to 1-1.

The Dragons have gone to extra innings in four of their last five games, losing the last three on game-ending or game-deciding home runs.  They have played 14 extra innings over their last five games.

Up Next:  The Dragons host West Michigan in the second game of the four-game series at Fifth Third Field on Saturday night at 7:07 p.m.  Ty Boyles (0-0, 4.26) will start for the Dragons against West Michigan’s Greg Soto (4-0, 1.26).

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GRPD: 3-week-old girl killed in dog attack

WDTN News - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 22:53

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Grand Rapids police are investigating a dog attack that killed a 3-week-old girl.

It happened around 6 p.m. Thursday at a home in the 1100 block of Kalamazoo Avenue SE.

Sgt. Terry Dixon with the Grand Rapids Police Department said the baby was left alone in a glider, similar to a bouncer, while several adults were on the porch. One of the adults went to check on the infant after approximately five minutes and noticed she had been bitten, Dixon said.

A pit bull was near the child with blood around its mouth, detectives said.

Police say they were notified about the situation at 2 a.m. Friday by Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital, where the baby had been taken. The infant underwent emergency surgery but died Friday morning, officers say.

An autopsy on the baby girl showed her injuries were consistent with a dog bite.

“This is a very, very tragic situation,” said Dixon.

“This is a horrible tragedy and serves as a critical reminder to never leave a child unattended around a dog or dogs or cats. Always keep a watchful eye on vulnerable youth, and that’s what makes this difficult to report on,” he later added during a Friday afternoon news conference.

Two other dogs were also in the house but not nearby, according to Dixon. He said the three dogs were not confined to an area in the house.

The dogs were taken to Kent County Animal Shelter where they are under quarantine. All three are pit bulls, GRPD confirmed.

“I don’t think you, just the breed of a pit bull by itself is not enough to condemn it. Any dog can bite,” Dixon said.

At least one other child lives at the home, Dixon said. Child Protective Services has been notified of the situation and is investigating, he said.

GRPD said no one has been charged in the case, but officers will sit down with the prosecutor’s office to determine if charges are warranted.

Officers are not releasing names of the infant or those involved in the case at this time.

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Zuckerberg urges Harvard grads to build a world of ‘purpose’

WDTN News - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 20:20

NEW YORK (AP) — Mark Zuckerberg returned Thursday to Harvard, where he launched Facebook and then dropped out, telling graduates it’s up to them to bring purpose to the world, fight inequality and strengthen the global community.

“Change starts local. Even global changes start small — with people like us,” the Facebook CEO said. He shared stories about graduates such as David Razu Aznar, a former city leader who led the effort to legalize gay marriage in Mexico City, and Agnes Igoye, who grew up in conflict zones in Uganda and now trains law enforcement officers.

“And this is my story too,” Zuckerberg added. “A student in a dorm room, connecting one community at a time, and keeping at it until one day we can connect the whole world.”

Such lofty talk now comes naturally to Zuckerberg, a 33-year-old billionaire who has committed to giving away nearly all of his wealth. In February, he sketched out an ambitious, if vague, vision for Facebook that committed the company to developing “social infrastructure” that would help build a “global community that works for all of us.”

But it also strikes a sharp contrast with the criticism Facebook has taken recently — not so much for connecting the world (a big chunk of it, anyway) as for failing to anticipate how vulnerable that connectedness could be to those who abuse it.


Zuckerberg, who like the graduates is a millennial, started Facebook in his dorm room in 2004. What began as a closed networking site for Harvard students is now a global communications force with nearly 2 billion members. Facebook’s founding was the subject of a Hollywood movie, “The Social Network,” in 2010.

Facebook’s effect has been profound. It has connected people who would have never met otherwise, letting them form supportive networks online and offline. And it has allowed people to communicate in developing countries even if they don’t have a phone number or a smartphone.

But it has also served to spread misinformation bordering on propaganda, hateful views and bullying, reflecting the worst parts of humanity back to us.

In his commencement speech, in interviews and in his February manifesto, Zuckerberg is decidedly optimistic about all that. He’s been saying he wants to make the world more open and connected for more than a decade now, and he doesn’t relent.


He told the graduates how, when Facebook’s investors and executives wanted him to sell the company early on, he resisted. “You see, my hope was never to build a company, but to make an impact,” he said. But as a young CEO, he never explained this to his co-workers, and the subsequent fight “tore our company apart.”

“I wondered if I was just wrong, an impostor, a 22 year-old kid who had no idea how the world worked,” Zuckerberg said. “Now, years later, I understand that is how things work with no sense of higher purpose. It’s up to us to create it so we can all keep moving forward together.”

Later in the speech, Zuckerberg’s voice cracked with emotion as he talked about a high school student he mentors who is living in the U.S. illegally. When Zuckerberg asked him what he wants for his birthday, the student started talking about others he wanted to help, and asked for a book on social justice.

“Here is a young guy who has every reason to be cynical,” Zuckerberg said, his eyes welling with tears. “He wasn’t sure if the country he calls home — the only one he’s known — was going to deny him his dream of going to college. But he wasn’t feeling sorry for himself. He wasn’t even thinking of himself.”

If he can do this, Zuckerberg said, “then we owe it to the world to do our part too.”

Zuckerberg isn’t all talk on this front. He signed the “Giving Pledge” commitment to donate the majority of his money in 2010; five years later, he upped that to 99 percent. Together with his wife, pediatrician Priscilla Chan, he formed the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, a philanthropic organization focused on advancing science and education.


Zuckerberg follows another famous Harvard dropout, Bill Gates, who spoke before its graduates a decade ago. Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, who dropped out of Reed College in Oregon, gave Stanford’s commencement speech in 2005, reminding students to “stay hungry, stay foolish.”

In addition to delivering the speech, Zuckerberg received an honorary degree, 12 years after dropping out of Harvard, and was subsequently introduced to graduates as “Dr. Mark Zuckerberg.” Others receiving honorary degrees included the actress Judi Dench, the composer John Williams (known for “Star Wars,” ″Harry Potter” and many other scores) and Somali human rights activist and physician Hawa Abdi Dhiblawe.

“If I get through this speech today it’ll be the first time I actually finish something here at Harvard,” Zuckerberg said. He did.

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Picking up the pieces after Tornado rips through small businesses

WDTN News - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 19:32

NEW CARLISLE, Ohio (WDTN) – Recovery efforts are underway after twisters hit the Park Layne and Medway areas in Clark County.

The cleanup efforts can be seen along the stretch of 235 that impacted the most.

The owner of Elite Auto Exchange said the tornado cause a significant amount of damage to the interior, exterior and forced a massive tree to fall hitting the side of the structure.  Friday workers boarded up the broken windows and covered the collapsed roof with tarp.

Just a few yards down, it was a race against the clock as dozens of Maxim Roofing workers hurried to repair the roof of Motor Sports Dayton after the EF-1 tornado ripped the top off.

The 10,000 sq ft roof sustained heavy damage and workers rushed to lay down a temporary layer to prevent any additional water damage from the rain expected over the Memorial Day weekend.

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“Read on RTA” continues summer program

WDTN News - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 19:27

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) –  RTA riders will get a free ride on June 2, but only if they bring a book.

Riders should bring new or gently-used childrens books to donate. The company distributes these books across the Greater Dayton area to encourage summer reading.

This is RTA’s fourth year running the Read on RTA program.

All fixed-route and Project Mobility buses will have collection boxes for the books.

RTA asks that all books be in good condition and are appropriate for children ages 0 to 18-years-old.

Beginning Monday, June 5, Read on RTA will begin distributing books for children across five transit centers:

  • Wright Stop Plaza, 4 S. Main Street, Dayton
  • Northwest Transit Center, 2075 Shiloh Springs Road, Trotwood
  • Eastown Transit Center, 1218 Falke Drive, Dayton
  • Westown Transit Center, 122 Elmhurst Drive, Dayton
  • South Transit Center, 2730 Lyons Dr, Miami Township

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Dayton Dragons jerseys in online auction

WDTN News - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 17:47

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Seven famous former Dayton Dragons jerseys are up for bid.

The Dayton Dragons players and coaches wore the jerseys.

The online auction starts today and runs through June 4. Click here to visit the site.

All proceeds from the auction will benefit the Dragons Foundation.

Here is the list of the Dayton Dragons jerseys in the auction:

  • Adam Dunn (2000 Dragons Player)
  • Homer Bailey (2005 Dragons Player)
  • Jay Bruce (2006 Dragons Player)
  • Johnny Cueto (2006 Dragons Player)
  • Billy Hamilton (2011 Dragons Player)
  • Ken Griffey Sr. (2010 Dragons Hitting Coach)
  • Tom Browning (2012, 2015 Dragons Pitching Coach)

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Kushner’s key role in Trump orbit subjects him to scrutiny

WDTN News - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 17:03

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jared Kushner’s outsized role in his father-in-law’s campaign and now his presidency, plus connections along the way with Russian interests, make him a seemingly obvious person that investigators would want to know more about and possibly speak with as they probe links between Moscow and associates of President Donald Trump.

A lawyer for Kushner, who has already volunteered to speak with Congress about his Russian meetings, said he is willing to cooperate with any additional investigations amid reports that the FBI is scrutinizing those encounters as part of a broader investigation into Russian interference with the 2016 presidential election.

“The FBI tries to be thorough in their investigations,” said defense lawyer Edward MacMahon, who is not involved in the case. “If it’s been publicly reported that he met with Russians, and the investigation has to do with administration officials meeting with Russians, well, then, they’ll probably want to talk to everybody.”

Kushner was a trusted Trump adviser last year, overseeing the campaign’s digital strategy, and remains a powerful and influential confidante within the White House.

One likely area of interest for investigators would be Kushner’s own meetings with Russians, given that such encounters are at the root of the sprawling probe, now overseen by former FBI director Robert Mueller.

The White House in March confirmed that Kushner and Michael Flynn, the ousted national security adviser, met with Sergey Kislyak, the Russian ambassador to the United States, at Trump Tower in December for what one official called a brief courtesy meeting.

Flynn was pushed out of the White House after officials said he misled Vice President Mike Pence about whether he and the ambassador had discussed U.S. sanctions against Russia in a phone call. Sally Yates, the former acting attorney general, told Congress this month that that deception left Flynn vulnerable to being blackmailed by the Russians. Flynn remains under federal investigation in Virginia over his foreign business ties and was interviewed by the FBI

“If there is an investigation on anybody, would other folks around that person be of interest to the FBI as far as being interviewed? The answer to that is a big yes,” said former FBI agent Jim Treacy, who did two tours in Moscow as the FBI’s legal attache. If the FBI wants to speak with someone, it’s not necessarily an indication of involvement or complicity, Treacy said.

“Really, being spoken to, does not confer a target status on the individual,” he said.

Investigators are also interested in a meeting Kushner had with the Russian banker, Sergey Gorkov, according to reports from The Washington Post and NBC News.

Another potential line of inquiry could concern Kushner’s failure to disclose some of his contacts with Russian government officials when he was filling out his application for a security clearance. The omissions were described as an “administrative error” by his lawyer, Jamie Gorelick, who said additional information about his meetings were provided to the FBI the day after he submitted his incomplete clearance application.

When applying for a security clearance, applicants are asked to disclose details about their interactions with foreigners, including the names of all the foreign government officials the applicant has had contact with over the past seven years. In some cases, people can lose their security clearances and jobs for not properly disclosing foreign contacts. Some Democrats have called on Kushner to be stripped of his security clearance and have asked the FBI to review whether Kushner complied with the law.

Todd Hinnen, the former head of the Justice Department’s national security division, said it would be easy to read too much into investigators’ interest in Kushner.

“That doesn’t mean he is a subject or the FBI suspects him of any wrongdoing; it also doesn’t mean the FBI doesn’t suspect him of any wrongdoing,” Hinnen said in an email.

“Given his position and his contacts, interviewing him would be an important step in any thorough investigation,” Hinnen said.

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Volunteers needed to place flags at cemetery

WDTN News - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 16:16

WEST CARROLLTON, Ohio (WDTN) –  The city of West Carrollton is asking its community members to help with Memorial Day set-up.

Volunteers are needed to help place flags on veterans’ graves at Evergreen Cemetery. Anyone willing to help should meet at the cemetery offices on Saturday, May 27 at 10 a.m.

The Memorial Weekend service is on Saturday, May 28 and is organized by the Combined Honor Guard of the local Veterans of Foreign Affairs Post 3438 and American Legion Post 165.

The service will begin at 1:00 p.m. and Senior Airman Corey Caldwell, of the 179th Security Forces Squadron of the U.S. Air Force, will be the guest speaker.

At the end of the service, there will be a wreath-tossing ceremony at the Miami Avenue Bridge.

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G7 leaders pressure tech firms on removing terror propaganda

WDTN News - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 15:38

TAORMINA, Sicily (AP) — Leaders of the Group of Seven wealthy democracies on Friday put pressure on internet companies and social media sites to do more to stop the spread of “hateful ideology,” appealing to their sense of social responsibility to more swiftly identify and remove terror propaganda.

The measure signed by the seven nations’ leaders was a show of solidarity with Britain following Monday’s suicide bombing in Manchester, England that killed 22 outside a pop music concert. The Islamic State group claimed the attack, although authorities are working to establish the bombing suspect’s ties to extremist organizations.

British Prime Minister Theresa May said the leaders agreed that the threat posed by the Islamic State group “is evolving rather than disappearing.”

“As they lose ground in Iraq and Syria, foreign fighters are returning, and the group’s hateful ideology is spreading online,” May said. “Make no mistake, the fight is moving from the battlefield to the internet.”

She said terror propaganda is “warping young minds” and that she thinks technology companies both could do more and have the responsibility to act.

In their declaration, the leaders said they were targeting “propaganda supporting terrorism and violent extremism, online recruitment by extremists, radicalization and incitement to violence.” They said they would work also with youth and religious leaders, prisons and educational institutions toward that end.

They also agreed in the declaration to strengthen the process for returning foreign fighters operating in Europe to their countries of origin, to better share intelligence on individuals who have trained in Islamic State territory, and to do more to cut off funding streams they called “the lifeblood of violent extremists and terrorists.”

The G-7 leaders, including U.S. President Donald Trump, on Friday also discussed climate and trade.

At the close of the day’s talks, Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni said six of the G-7 nations — Italy, Britain, France, Germany, Canada and Japan — confirmed “our commitment and our determination” to the Paris Agreement establishing goals for reducing greenhouse gases.

The United States, meanwhile, confirmed “a period of reflection” on the issue, he said.

Trump’s pending review of U.S. climate policies and decision not to make up his mind before the Taormina summit has braced environmentalists for the possibility of bland language that says little after years of increasingly stronger commitments to reduce reliance on fossil fuels and emissions under the Paris Agreement.

“What we do not want to see is a false compromise on nothing,” Tobias Muenchmeyer, a political expert for Greenpeace, said. “We want to see determination and commitment over unity,” with the other partners going ahead without the United States.

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Cedar Point offering free admission to military members Memorial Day weekend

WDTN News - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 15:20

SANDUSKY, OH (WCMH) — Active and retired members of the US Military can get in to Cedar Point for free over the Memorial Day weekend.

Military members may also purchase up to 6 additional tickets for immediate family members at $43 each.

Tickets must be purchased at the park. The deal is valid Friday-Monday (May 26-29, 2017).

Kings Island is also offering this deal Memorial Day weekend.

READ MORE: Free admission to Kings Island for military and veterans

A valid ID is required, including an active duty ID, retired personnel ID, VA ID, or a copy of DD-214 discharge papers and photo ID.

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Vacation: Going big by going small

WDTN News - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 15:20

(NBC News) – It’s the compact lifestyle that sparked a new sector of reality tv

Living large in tiny houses.

And thanks to the rise of a new cottage industry, these homes are opening their doors to an even bigger clientele.

As tiny house hotels.

“I want people to feel like this is their home,” said builder Matt Kern.

Asheville, North Carolina builder Matt Kern got busy after noticing demand. His designs incorporate recycled material from the area. Along with all the scaled-down comforts of home.

“This appeals to people who want to feel like they are in a neighborhood, that you are part of the fabric of a community – at least for the weekend or a week, ” said Kern.

The short stay small spaces boast affordability. This Mount Hood tiny house village farmhouse sleeps five people for less than $140 a night.

And tiny houses can go where larger hotels can’t. Getaway situates theirs in the woods surrounded by nature, but no neighbors. Plus, their portability allows companies like to move homes in for major events like the Indianapolis 500.

“We’re bringing several units a mile walking distance from the track, said the founder of “try it tiny Maggie Daniels.”

A tiny new travel trend opening up options for the busy summer season.

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NWS now says 5 tornadoes sprang from Wednesday storms

WDTN News - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 15:11

WILMINGTON, Ohio (WDTN) – The National Weather Service said Friday five tornadoes resulted from the storms that rolled through the Miami Valley Wednesday.

The NWS confirmed three tornadoes Thursday. A fourth tornado was confirmed Friday in Warren County in Harveysburg. Winds in that area reached 50 mph and that tornado is being called an EF0 by the weather service.

According to the NWS, based on radar data, video evidence and witness accounts, the tornado first appeared to touch down in a field about four miles northeast of Harveysburg in Warren County. No damage was observed by the NWS.

A fifth tornado was confirmed in Fayette County. This tornado moved through farm fields and caused little damage. The NWS says this was also an EF0 event.

Three other tornadoes struck in Clark and Miami Counties, causing extensive damage in the New Carlisle area.

READ MORE: Clean-up underway after 3 tornadoes cause widespread damage

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West Virginia man arrested after opening beer, announcing robbery

WDTN News - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 14:58

RAVENSWOOD, WV (WOWK) – Police have arrested a suspect after he allegedly opened a beer at a gas station before telling the cashier he was robbing the store.

According to a criminal complaint, Denzil Prunty was arrested Wednesday, May 24th, 2017 and roughly 2:30 p.m.

Prunty allegedly walked into the store and opened a 24oz Budweiser without paying.

After the cashier told him he was not allowed to drink in the store, Prunty told him, “you better call the cops because I’m about to rob the place.”

He then walked around the store while brandishing a knife on his hip.

Prunty then placed a 9-inch knife on the counter while the store’s manager activated the panic button.

They were able to occupy Prunty until reinforcement from the Ravenswood Police Department arrived.

He’s now being charged with Attempted Robbery.

Prunty is now being held at South Central Regional Jail on $10,000 bond.

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Iowa boy runs into station to report his house is on fire

WDTN News - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 14:48

NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — A fire official says an 8-year-old boy ran much of the way to a central Iowa town’s fire station so he could report his house was in flames.

Steve Daniels told the Newton Daily News that his son, Quintin, had just arrived home from school Friday afternoon when he saw smoke and flames. His parents were gone and none of his neighbors was home, so the boy took off running toward the station, which sits about seven blocks away.

Newton Fire Marshal Mike Knoll said Tuesday that someone picked up Quintin as he ran and drove him the rest of the way. Knoll says the boy was crying and gasping for air as he reported the blaze.

Quintin’s dad says he’s proud of his son’s quick action.

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‘Math Alive’ exhibit for kids opens at Glazer Children’s Museum

WDTN News - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 14:45

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — An exciting opportunity for kids is happening in Tampa Bay. This weekend, the traveling ‘Math Alive’ exhibit opens at Tampa’s Glazer Children’s Museum for the summer.

The sprawling 5,000-square-foot museum will be packed with dozens of modules to let kids experience math in an applied setting.

We’re talking video games, sports, fashion, music, robotics and more.

Raytheon sponsors the exhibit, something former NASA astronaut and deputy vice president of Raytheon Robert Curbeam says is an incredible opportunity for kids to get excited about being innovators in America.

“This is a global economy and we’re not just competing internally – we’re competing against the rest of the world – it’s important that we stay competitive – and one way to do that is to educate our kids in the stem fields,”  said Robert Curbeam, former NASA astronaut.”

There are no books here, it’s all math science and engineering in applied settings.

From understanding how to build structures , to designing and testing snow boards, kid can spend the summer learning about stem jobs and opportunities.

The exhibit runs until July 8th and there will be fun activities for military families on Memorial Day.

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$10K bill for getting car stuck in newly poured concrete

WDTN News - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 14:41

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A driver could be facing a $10,000 bill after he plowed into newly poured concrete in Lincoln, Nebraska, and became stuck.

The accident occurred Wednesday on a portion of a road repair project in the state capital. Police spokeswoman Angela Sands said Friday that police won’t cite the driver, 19-year-old Shadrach Yasiah. A police incident report says it wasn’t obvious that the concrete wasn’t dry and that Yasiah drove into it through a 24-foot (7-meter) gap between traffic control cones.

Associated Press attempts to contact Yasiah were not successful.

City engineer Thomas Shafer says the driver is responsible for the repairs. He says the contractor estimated it will cost more than $10,000 to pay for removing the car, scraping out the ruined slurry, repouring more and finishing it.

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