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Target to test new service

WDTN News - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 19:18

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) –  Target is trying to offer same-day delivery by buying a transportation technology company.

A Target executive says the deal will help the retailer ship packages faster and more efficiently.

The service is in a testing phase at a New York City store, and will expand to other major markets next year.

 

 

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Singer honored with custom color

WDTN News - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 19:12

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) –  Prince is being honored with a custom color.

The Prince Estate and the pantone color institute teamed up to create “love symbol #2.”

It was inspired by his purple Yamaha piano.

Purple became his signature color, thanks to his 1984 hit “purple rain.”

Prince died in 2016 of an accidental opiod overdose and his estate says the color is a way to help the musician’s “legacy to live on forever.”

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Video released of person of interest in shooting investigation

WDTN News - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 18:31

RIVERSIDE, Ohio (WDTN) – Riverside Police are asking for the public’s help identifying a person of interest in the investigation into a shooting that killed a man in front of his children Tuesday.

The Coroner’s Office said Wednesday 35-year-old Robert Caldwell, from Beavercreek, was the man shot in a parking lot Tuesday evening. Police said Tuesday Caldwell was shot in front of his children.

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Dayton committee to accept nominations for holiday tree

WDTN News - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 17:54

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) –  The Dayton Holiday Festival committee is now accepting nominations for a tree to be the Courthouse Square holiday tree.

The committee is looking to showcase a Miami Valley resident’s tree as the holiday tree for the Dayton Holiday Festival.

The tree will be decorated with more than 50,000 lights and will be unveiled Friday, November 24 at the Grande Illumination ceremony.

Miami Valley residents can submit tree nominations to the Downtown Dayton Partnership.

The winning tree will be selected at the end of October.

The holiday tree must meet these requirements:

  • 45 to 60 feet tall and 25 feet wide
  • Colorado green spruce or blue spruce trees preferred but other types of  evergreens will be considered
  • Tree must be on the nominee’s property in the front yard or side yard

For more information, click the link to visit the Downtown Dayton website.        

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Legislators seek to tie up loose ends resulting from recovered state funds

WDTN News - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 17:10

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) –  For years State Senator Joe Schiavoni has been trying to get legislation passed that holds online charter schools accountable.

He isn’t the only one; House District 37 Representative Kristina Roegner has been doing the same.

In recent years, several state lawmakers have begun pushing for reforms and the efforts resulted in the passage of House Bill 2 during the 131st General Assembly.

During that legislative session, Rep. Roegner introduced HB 594 on September 6, 2016.

It was crafted to sure up where money recovered by the state as a result of an audit went.

The bill itself went nowhere, however, and died as the session came to a close.

Undeterred, Roegner re-introduced the same exact bill in the 132nd General Assembly as HB 87.

Unbeknownst to her and her staff; her previous bill had caught the eye of someone else.

As the budget began to take shape in the Senate, Schiavoni tried to introduce an amendment to it.

The amendment did not pass, so his staff began the process of turning it into a bill he ended up introducing recently.

Little did he know, the text of that amendment and subsequent bill were originally someone elses.

When I began looking into Schiavoni’s SB 175, I was told it was similar to Roegner’s HB 87.

Click on the image to view the 132nd General Assembly HB 87 Looking at them side by side, the description of similar seemed understated. They are identical. Legislators in the minority party have complained that the majority party will take their ideas and pass them off as their own, getting the credit. Was this an example of that? I started digging; because they were identical, one of the bills origins would surely precede the other. I quickly found that Roegner’s office could track the exact text of her current bill to HB 594. Click on the image to view House Bill 594 Schiavoni’s office took only slightly longer to track down the history of the text in SB 175. That’s because Schiavoni has a new Legislative Assistant, to replace one who left earlier this year. As it turns out, that former legislative assistant admitted to lifting the text for Schiavoni’s amendment, and subsequently SB 175, directly from Roegner’s bill. Neither Roegner’s office nor Schiavoni’s office seemed to be aware it had happened. No one was really looking at the text of the other’s bill, and why would they? Neither has gone far enough to warrant the other chamber’s attention. Roegner released a statement Tuesday in light of the revelation her legislation was plagiarized. “Shortly after the General Assembly passed House Bill 2, Ohio’s landmark charter school reform bill, a local school board member brought to my attention that, if there is a finding for recovery at a charter school, the money was typically either returned to the state’s general fund or there was a lack of clarity as to what to do with the funds. I believe that if funds are determined by an official audit to be misplaced within the charter school, then they should be returned to the local school district and not held by the state. I initially drafted this legislation several years ago and have now reintroduced it once again in House Bill 87, which has received two hearings. I am thankful for its bipartisan support and that, with the introduction of Senator Schiavoni’s bill, the issue will continue to receive the attention it deserves.” It is not uncommon for legislators to share their bills across chambers, usually within the same party; and on occasion across the aisle to achieve bi-partisan sponsorship; however in many of those cases some form of acknowledgement is given to the bills origin out of courtesy. The Legislative Service Commission writes all of the bills for uniformity and proper terminology. When a legislator’s staff comes to it with a request for a bill, it gives them exactly what they ask for. There is strict confidentiality between the LSC and legislator on every request. As for Roegner’s and Schiavoni’s bills, since they are identical they will run into the same challenges. Schiavoni says the bill is designed to create uniformity when money is recovered as a result of any audit that uncovers overpayments to online charter schools. “If there’s an audit and it shows that you were overpaid, you’ve got to send the money back to the school’s where the kids came from,” said Schiavoni. Chad Aldis is an expert in charter school policy. He says the bills still need work. “It’s really a tough argument when you start looking at where repayment of funds goes to,” said Aldis. The problem is when a child was already enrolled and is not a transfer student for the year the school is overpaid. “We have to remember that the traditional public school also did not educate that particular student either,” said Aldis. Schiavoni agreed, and is open to making changes to his bill. “I am okay with the idea of sending it back to the state if you can’t locate what home school they’re from, but i don’t want it to just be dumped into a pot never to be seen again, like lottery money,” said Schiavoni. “Let’s use it and target it for something that makes a difference in young people’s lives.”    

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Local police to start driving campaign

WDTN News - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 16:22

GREENVILLE, Ohio (WDTN) –  The Greenville Police Department will start to notice drivers more closely Friday for the 2017 National Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Campaign.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, at least 10,265 people were killed in drunk driving related crashes in 2015.

Labor Day weekend is known for drunk driving and an increased number of highway drivers.

The campaign starts Friday, August 18 and runs through September 3.

For more information about the campaign, click here.    

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Biz leaders quit Trump panel after Charlottesville comments

WDTN News - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 16:03

WASHINGTON (AP) -A fourth business leader resigned Tuesday from President Donald Trump’s White House jobs panel — the latest sign that corporate America’s romance with Trump is faltering after his initial half-hearted response to violence by white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia.

The parade of departing leaders from the informal panel now includes the chief executives for Merck, Under Armour and Intel and the president of the Alliance for American Manufacturing.

Alliance president Scott Paul, in a tweet, said simply, “I’m resigning from the Manufacturing Jobs Initiative because it’s the right thing for me to do.” Within minutes of the tweet, calls to Paul’s phone were being sent to voicemail.

Wal-Mart CEO Doug McMillon joined the chorus, saying in a note to employees, “(We) too felt that he missed a critical opportunity to help bring our country together by unequivocally rejecting the appalling actions of white supremacists.”

But McMillon, whose business has customers on all sides of the political spectrum, did not address his own positon on a separate Trump advisory panel.

Corporate leaders have been willing to work with Trump on taxes, trade and reducing regulations, but they’ve increasingly found themselves grappling with cultural and social divides amid his lightning rod-style of leadership. The CEOs who left the council quickly faced his wrath.

On Tuesday, Trump tweeted, “For every CEO that drops out of the Manufacturing Council, I have many to take their place. Grandstanders should not have gone on. JOBS!”

Merck CEO Kenneth Frazier, one of only four African-Americans to lead a Fortune 500 company today, was the first to tender his resignation Monday.

He was assailed almost immediately by Trump on Twitter.

Then came resignations from Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank and then Intel CEO Brian Krzanich.

Austan Goolsbee, the former chief economist for President Barack Obama, said the departures suggest the president’s response to the violence in Charlottesville could alienate those who work for the companies, and those who buy the products and services that they sell.

“It’s certainly a sign that Trump’s more controversial stuff isn’t playing well with companies selling to middle America,” said Goolsbee, now a professor at the University of Chicago.

There had already been departures from two major councils created by the Trump administration that were tied to its policies.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk resigned from the manufacturing council in June, and two other advisory groups to the president, after the U.S. withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement. Walt Disney Co. Chairman and CEO Bob Iger resigned for the same reason from the President’s Strategic and Policy Forum.

The manufacturing jobs council had 28 members initially, but it has shrunk since it was formed earlier this year as executives retire, are replaced, or, as with Frazier, Musk, Plank, Paul and Krzanich, resign.

Dan Eaton, a business ethics instructor at the San Diego State University Fowler College of Business and a partner at San Diego-based law firm Seltzer Caplan McMahon Vitek, said that while CEOs may feel it is their civic duty to serve the president, their responsibility ultimately is to their shareholders, employees and customers.

“That’s something that’s always in play, and as a result some companies choose to abstain from getting involved in political roles,” he said.

Eaton said that the potential for a public rebuke from a sitting president is not a concern only to those now on advisory panels, but to all who may be asked to serve in the future.

Already, there is a push on social media lobbying other executives to distance themselves from Trump, and resign.

So far, the majority of CEOs and business leaders that are sitting on the two major, federal panels, are condemning racism, but say they want to keep a seat at the table.

“Our commitment to diversity and inclusion is unwavering, and we will remain active champions for these efforts,” said a spokesman for Campbell Soup for CEO Denise Morrison. “We believe it continues to be important for Campbell to have a voice and provide input on matters that will affect our industry, our company and our employees in support of growth. Therefore, Ms. Morrison will remain on the President’s Manufacturing Jobs Initiative.”

Boeing CEO Dennis Builenburg also will remain.

Lawrence Summers, once the chief economist at the World Bank and senior Treasury official, wondered when more business leaders will distance themselves from Trump.

“After this weekend, I am not sure what it would take to get these CEOs to resign,” he tweeted. “Demonizing ethnic groups? That has happened.”

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2 local organizations to install free smoke alarms

WDTN News - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 15:51

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – According to a statistic from the American Red Cross, seven times a day someone in the United States dies in a house fire and two local organizations are teaching the public about fire safety.

The Dayton Red Cross and The Miami Valley Fire District are travelling around the Miami Valley to educate people about fire safety and to install smoke alarms for free.

Firefighters, volunteers and community members can meet at the Miamisburg Fire Station before installing smoke alarms into homes.

The two organizations will install smoke alarms for free to anyone who lives in Miamisburg on Saturday, August 19 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Here is a list of where The Dayton Red Cross and The Miami Valley Fire District will travel to next to install free smoke alarms:

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Total solar eclipse 2017

WDTN News - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 14:56

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) In less than a week parts of the United States will go dark for a few minutes during the middle of the day.  It’s all thanks to a total solar eclipse.

Solar eclipses happen on a regular basis. But what makes the one we’ll see on Monday so special is the path of totality will stretch from coast to coast.

First, let’s take a look at what causes a solar eclipse. As the Earth revolves around the sun the moon also orbits the Earth. On Monday the moon is going to line up directly with the sun and cast a shadow on the Earth.  The United States will be in the Umbra – or full shadow.

The moon will first cast its shadow on the west coast and continue to move eastward across the United States.  The path of totality – that’s when the moon completely covers the sun will stretch across about 9 states. Dayton will see 90 percent totality.  The eclipse will begin here at 1:02 pm.  At 2:28 pm is when we’ll see the max eclipse – 90% of the sun will be covered. The event will end shortly before 4 pm It’s important to remember to never look directly at the sun. Everyday sunglasses are not safe to look directly at the sun. READ MORE: Viewing the solar eclipse safely Eclipse glasses are being offered at some local libraries and online. But be sure to look for the ISO rating 12312-2 on the glasses. You shouldn’t be able to see anything through the glasses but the sun. If you see clouds they’re not safe. Welding helmets are ok to look at the sun. NASA and space.com recommend a welding helmet with a glass of 14 in order to view the eclipse. If you don’t have any glasses you can make what’s called a pin hole projector. Tape a piece of paper to a cardboard tube and cut a small hole at the top with a push pin. Hold the tube toward the sun and aim the bottom part of the tube on another piece of paper. You’ll can do something similar with an empty cereal box.

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Board of Education votes to accept teacher contract

WDTN News - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 14:14

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – The Dayton Public School Board of Education voted unanimously Tuesday to accept the teacher contract.

#BREAKING: @DaytonSchools passes teacher contract in 6-0 vote. @WDTN pic.twitter.com/LM1gGcDPfA — Jordan Bowen (@JordanBowenWDTN) August 15, 2017 Tuesday signaled the end of summer for thousands of kids around the Miami Valley. First day bells rang across Dayton Public Schools as students and teachers geared up for a new school year. DPS faced a number of issues before back-to-school, but district leaders and parents said they were optimistic Tuesday that the new year would go smoothly. Bus drivers were up before the sun prepping a new fleet of vehicles. The district added additional drivers, more than 100 upgraded buses and rolled out a new staggered start schedule in order to maximize resources and resolve transportation delays. “Now we can ensure students don’t have to sit on a bus for 90 minutes any more,” Superintendent Rhonda Corr said of the upgrades. “They will arrive in a more timely fashion and be picked up in a more timely fashion. The new buses are obviously going to be safer and cleaner and look nicer.” Superintendent Corr boarded one of the buses for its inaugural trip. She and other district leaders spent much of the summer in contentious contract negotiations and narrowly avoided a teacher strike. After agreeing on teacher contracts, the Dayton Education Association representing district teachers and staff agreed almost unanimously with a ‘vote of no confidence’ in Corr and the DPS School Board. Despite the teachers’ apparent lack of trust in district leadership, Corr said she’s confident the new school year will bring about closure on the tumultuous relationship. “I’m not even thinking about that. We’re moving forward,” Corr said. “Teachers are back in the classroom. (We’ve agreed upon a) very fair contract, fiscally responsible contract. Everyone’s back and I’m not looking back. We’re moving forward.” At Eastmont Elementary School Tuesday, students eagerly skipped to class, blissfully unaware of the stress and disagreements brewing a week earlier. Second grade student Layne Melton said he was especially excited for his new teacher. “She’s nice,” he said. “I like my teacher.” Eastmont parents said they were relieved to see the teachers and full time staff in their children’s classrooms, instead of on the picket line. “I’m very excited for all of the students int he Dayton Public Schools,” said Eastmont parent Shaun Bruhn. “They deserve the education and I’m glad the teachers pushed stuff to the side and really thought about the kids’ education.”

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Police: 5-car crash slows traffic on I-75

WDTN News - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 13:49

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) –  Police told 2 NEWS a five-car accident slowed traffic on I-75 Tuesday afternoon.

The crash happened just before 1:00 pm in the northbound lanes near Edwin C. Moses Boulevard.

Emergency crews blocked the left lanes while they waited to learn the extent of the injuries.

When police learned those involved suffered only minor injuries the scene was cleaned up and lanes reopened.

2 NEWS is following this story and will keep you updated with the latest information as it is available.

 

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Police post safe driving tips before school starts

WDTN News - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 13:29

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Students at Centerville City School go back to school Wednesday, August 16.

Officer John Davis from the Centerville Police Department sent out a press release Tuesday to remind the public to watch out for stopped school buses on the road and speed limits around school zones.

The city of Centerville posted the safety tips on its Facebook page Tuesday.

You can read the full Facebook post with all the information about safe driving tips below:

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Deadly rally accelerates removal of Confederate statues

WDTN News - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 12:34

In Gainesville, Florida, workers hired by the Daughters of the Confederacy chipped away at a Confederate soldier’s statue, loaded it quietly on a truck and drove away with little fanfare.

In Baltimore, Mayor Catherine Pugh said she’s ready to tear down all of her city’s Confederate statues, and the city council voted to have them destroyed. San Antonio lawmakers are looking ahead to removing a statue that many people wrongly assumed represented a famed Texas leader who died at the Alamo.

Some people refused to wait. Protesters in Durham, North Carolina, used a rope to pull down the nearly century-old Confederate Soldiers Monument Monday at a rally against racism. Dozens cheered as the statue of a soldier holding a rifle fell to the ground in front of an old courthouse building.

The deadly white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, is fueling another re-evaluation of Confederate statues in cities across the nation, accelerating their removal in much the same way that a 2015 mass shooting by a white supremacist renewed pressure to take down the Confederate flag from public property.

“We should not glorify a part of our history in front of our buildings that really is a testament to America’s original sin,” Gainesville Mayor Lauren Poe said Monday after the statue known as “Old Joe” was returned to the United Daughters of the Confederacy, which erected it in 1904.

Many officials who were horrified by the events that killed one person and injured dozens more Saturday in Charlottesville soon began publicizing plans to take down statues.

The Southern Poverty Law Center last year counted more than 1,500 things around the country named after Confederate figures or dedicated to the Confederacy, including holidays, statues, flags and the names of cities, counties, schools and parks.

Nearly half are monuments, which are in 24 states. Most of the dedications are in the South, but 24 are in the North and 21 in states that did not exist at the time of the Civil War.

In Jacksonville, Florida, City Council President Anna Brosche ordered an immediate inventory of all of the Confederate statues in her city in preparation for their removal.

“These monuments, memorials and markers represent a time in our history that caused pain to so many,” she said Monday.

Lexington, Kentucky, Mayor Jim Gray moved up his announcement by a day in reaction to the weekend bloodshed. Memorials to John C. Breckinridge and John Hunt Morgan are perched outside a former courthouse that was the site of slave auctions before the Civil War.

San Antonio Councilman Roberto Trevino is promoting a measure that would remove the Confederate statue at the center of Travis Park, where for years people have mistakenly identified the figure as being that of Col. William Travis, a Texas hero who died at the Alamo.

“This is not an important art piece, but a monument to power. It was put in to remind people of that power. It is an unfortunate message of hate, and we think it’s important to relocate it,” Trevino said Monday.

In Memphis, Tennessee, city attorney Bruce McMullen said Monday that he plans to file a petition to remove a statue of Nathan Bedford Forrest, a Confederate cavalry general and an early leader of the Ku Klux Klan, from a park. The state historical commission has been blocking the move under a law which makes any push to remove historical markers harder.

In Nashville, protesters draped a black jacket over the head of a Forrest bust at the Tennessee Capitol while cheering, “Tear it down!” Republican Gov. Bill Haslam later said he didn’t think Forrest should be honored at the Capitol.

In Baltimore, Pugh announced Monday that she would move forward with the removal of Baltimore’s statues of Roger B. Taney, a Marylander who wrote the 1856 Dred Scott Supreme Court ruling that denied citizenship to African-Americans, and a statue of two Virginians, Confederate generals Robert E. Lee and Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson.

Pugh said she was making plans to send the statues to cemeteries with Confederate dead outside the city. But hours later, the city council voted unanimously to have the statues destroyed instead of moved. It was unclear whether anything would happen to the statues immediately.

The violence in Charlottesville probably will speed up efforts to do away with the monuments, experts said.

The convergence of white nationalists and neo-Nazis with Confederate imagery in Charlottesville will make it difficult for government agencies to defend having Confederate statues on their property, Boston University history professor Heather Cox Richardson said.

“The idea that this somehow is about Southern heritage, I think that ship sailed,” Richardson said.

Violence and death change things, agreed University of Georgia political science professor M.V. “Trey” Hood III.

Photos of gunman Dylann Roof, who fatally shot nine black churchgoers in South Carolina, showed him with a Confederate flag and triggered a swift “sea change” in perception of the banner, Hood said.

Then-South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley successfully led calls to bring down a Confederate flag that had flown on Statehouse grounds for 54 years. Other cities and organizations began accelerating their removal of Confederate imagery following Roof’s arrest.

Now local officials will find it harder to ignore or shelve questions about Confederate statues, Richardson said.

“It was always possible for people to look the other way,” she said. “After Charlottesville, I do not see how Americans can look the other way. You have to make a choice at this moment.”

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Trump attacks CEOs who left his jobs council

WDTN News - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 12:31

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is blasting the CEOs who resigned from his manufacturing jobs council in the wake of the violence stemming from a white supremacist rally this past weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia, that led to the death of one counter-protester.

The president says on Twitter, “For every CEO that drops out of the Manufacturing Council, I have many to take their place. Grandstanders should not have gone on. JOBS!”

Scott Paul, president of the Alliance for American Manufacturing, announced his resignation Tuesday, a day after a raft of departures by CEOs heading large U.S. corporations.

The heads of pharmaceutical giant Merck, the sports gear company Under Armour and the tech firm Intel decided to leave the advisory council. Trump initially criticized the violence on many sides, rather than singling out the white supremacists. The president on Monday later said condemned groups tied to racism.

Trump has not said if who will join his council as replacements.

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Former coach sentenced to 2 days in jail for sex with teen

WDTN News - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 12:29

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — A former high school swim coach has been ordered to spend two days in jail after pleading guilty to having sex with a 16-year-old girl on his team.

Sam Seiple, a longtime coach at McKinley High School in Canton, was sentenced Monday after pleading guilty to unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, a misdemeanor.

Prosecutors say they considered a felony charge against Seiple but allowed him to plead to the lesser charge because the agreement ends his coaching career.

The Canton Repository reports that Seiple’s accuser, now a college student, says she is satisfied with the outcome.

Seiple’s attorney did not respond to a request for comment.

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College student hospitalized after fall on camp ropes course

WDTN News - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 12:27

CHAGRIN FALLS, Ohio (AP) — Officials say a college student attending a retreat at a suburban Cleveland camp fell on an elevated ropes course, became entangled and was hospitalized with unspecified injuries.

She was hurt Monday during a retreat meant to build camaraderie among students in a Baldwin Wallace University honors program. WKYC-TV reports that witnesses said she appeared lifeless after she fell at Hiram House Camp in Chagrin Falls.

In a statement, the camp says it prioritizes safety and cooperated with emergency responders who took the student to a hospital.

Officials didn’t release her name or information about her condition.

The school has canceled the remaining days of the retreat. Administrators say they’re keeping the student and her family in their thoughts and prayers.

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Ohio woman gets OK for ‘covfefe’ license plate

WDTN News - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 12:04

CORTLAND, OH (AP) — Ohio officials have granted a woman’s request to have President Donald Trump’s mysterious tweeted typo, “covfefe,” on her license plate.

Brittany Scott tells The Columbus Dispatch in May she saw a Twitter post by Trump that read: “Despite the constant negative press covfefe.”

The 29-year-old Cortland woman says she wrote in her application that her request stemmed from a tweet from the 45th president of the United States, and the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles approved it.

Scott says she hasn’t received any complaints online or from fellow motorists.

A bureau committee examines hundreds of applications each day for vanity plates, denying profane, obscene or sexually explicit ones. It also rejects those it determines could provoke violence or advocate lawlessness.

Cortland is about 64 miles southeast of Cleveland.

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Effective help - Wilkes Journal Patriot

Local News - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 12:03


Effective helpWilkes Journal PatriotMeanwhile, the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office in Ohio is spearheading a new program called Get Recovery Options Working (GROW). A sheriff's deputy, social worker, paramedic and minister visit homes where people overdose on drugs. On these visits ...

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Police Chief’s gun stolen

WDTN News - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 11:53

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) –  The Dayton police chief’s gun was stolen during a series of thefts in July.

Detectives are investigating the theft of Chief of Police Richard Biehl’s service weapon and some other items at the second district headquarters on Wayne Avenue on July 27 or July 28.

A police report on the incident gives little information but says city and personal property were taken.

An administrative review is being performed.

Dayton City Manager, Shelley Dickstein, sent out a statement Tuesday, August 15 about the incident.

“City leadership was made aware of the theft immediately following the incident.  In addition to the criminal investigation, an administrative/internal investigation is also being conducted.  This is the standard procedure when City property is damaged and/ or stolen. Since the investigation began, City leadership has been kept apprised and briefed regularly.   As with any ongoing investigation, the City and/or Police Department will not make comments prior to the conclusion of both investigations.”

 

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Super Bowl preps begin in Minneapolis

WDTN News - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 11:42

MINNEAPOLIS (NBC News) – The volunteer headquarters for Super Bowl 52 is officially open for business.

The headquarters for the Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee’s volunteer force, otherwise known as “Crew 52,” opened its doors Saturday in downtown Minneapolis.

The MNSBHC is seeking 10,000 volunteers to help welcome a projected million-plus visitors to the big game at the U.S. Bank Stadium in February.

Volunteers will serve at gathering points like airports, skyways, hotels and Super Bowl-related events. They are required to go through an application process, background check, interview and training sessions, and will be serving for the ten days leading up to game day.

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