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More than 2,000 graduate from Wright State

Families and friends packed the Nutter Center Saturday for Wright State University’s spring commencement ceremony.More than 2,000 students earned degrees, with more than 1,700 from Ohio.The majority of the Class of 2015 are women, and the oldest graduate is 71, according to the university.The Class of 2015 also included more ...

2 injured in Beavercreek fire pit incident

UPDATE @ 10:41 p.m.Two people were taken to Miami Valley Hospital tonight after they suffered injuries stemming from an incident involving a fire pit.Lt. Christine Hawker of the Beavercreek Twp. Fire Department confirmed firefighters and medics were called around 9:15 p.m. on a report of a propane tank explosion in ...

Deck collapses in Cedarville injuring 8 people

Deck collapses in Cedarville injuring 8 people

Deck collapses in Cedarville injuring 8 people

Yellow Springs police officer David Meister pulled two unresponsive people, including an octogenarian, from a backyard pond May 1, 2015. (Jim Noelker/Staff)

Yellow Springs officer rescues 2 from pond

UPDATE: @ 6:45 p.m.:Yellow Springs police Officer David Meister was the first person to respond to a call about a man in his 80s who had fallen into a backyard koi pond.When Meiser arrived, the octogenarian was unresponsive and his daughter, in her 60s, also was in the water.“The woman, ...

Rita Braver, (right) a senior correspondent for “CBS Sunday Morning,” interviews author and historian David McCullough as they review material from Wright State University’s Wright Brothers Collections. McCullough has a new book, “The Wright Brothers” that will be released on May 5. Braver’s report airs 9 a.m., May 3 on WHIO-TV. Producer Jon Carras (left) and cameraman Henry Bautista are also pictured. WRIGHT STATE UNIVERSITY

CBS Sunday Morning ‘Wright Brothers’ interview filmed at Wright State

Historical author David McCullough’s book on the Wright Brothers is set to be released by publisher Simon & Schuster Tuesday.But first, an interview with McCullough — a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner and New York Times bestselling writer — will be aired on the “CBS News Sunday Morning” program.At least part ...

8 Cedarville students hurt in deck collapse

UPDATE @ 3 p.m. May 1 Eight Cedarville University students were injured when a second-floor deck collapsed Thursday night. There were 16 students standing on the deck when it collapsed. All were members of a campus ultimate frisbee team and were having a get-together in celebration of their upcoming graduation ...

Veterans to hold rally in response to flag protest at Wright State

Veterans to hold rally in response to flag protest at Wright State

Veterans to hold rally in response to flag protest at Wright State

Fairborn police blocking off the Community Park. STAFF/JIM NOELKER

Bomb squad detonates ordnance at Fairborn park

UDATE @9:16 p.m.We now know the Dayton Bomb Squad was called to the Community Park to detonate military ordnance found in a Fairborn home.Fairborn police called the Dayton Bomb Squad after they discovered four or five incendiary devices in a nearby house, which were taken to the park for a ...

Injuries minor in Dayton Xenia Road crash

UPDATE @ 5:55 p.m.:A head-on crash this afternoon that temporarily shut down Dayton Xenia Road led to only minor injuries.Police and medics cleared the scene around 5:15 p.m.Two people were taken to a local hospital suffering from injuries reported as minor, according to Beavercreek police.Tow trucks had to take two ...

Firefighters were called to a fire at an apartment complex in the 1400 block of Colorado Drive April 23, 2015, in Xenia. (Jim Noelker/Staff)

Fire, smoke damage 5 units in Xenia apt. complex

UPDATE @ 10:50 p.m.: One person will be displaced for sure in the wake of a kitchen fire that caused heavy damage to one unit at the Foxglove Apartments in the 1400 block of Colorado Drive.Xenia Fire Chief Ken Riggsby said there were no injuries, but the flames helped produce ...

Larry King TV show to feature Beavercreek schools

Filming begins next month at Beavercreek City Schools, which will be featured in an upcoming “In View” television series hosted by Larry King.The TV show explores the the district’s “Design Thinking” education concept designed to meet 21st century workplace needs, the district stated in a news release.“Design Thinking” teaches students ...

Health district warns of signs for food borne illnesses

The Greene County Combined Health District is warning of signs for food borne illnesses amid a deadly outbreak of botulism in Ohio. The Ohio Department of Health said one person died and 22 are being monitored for botulism after an outbreak that is being linked to a potluck dinner at ...

Taco Bell customer claims fingernail in his pizza

A health district inspection of a Taco Bell restaurant Wednesday morning could not substantiate a customer’s claim that someone left a “chewed off” fingernail in a Mexican pizza he purchased there Tuesday night. Still, customer Tim Dossett is not happy and is vowing to never again eat fast food. In ...

WSU warns of on-campus armed robbery

WSU warns of on-campus armed robbery

WSU warns of on-campus armed robbery

Limestone quarry mine could be built in Greene County

Limestone quarry mine could be built in Greene County

Limestone quarry mine could be built in Greene County

Driver cited in rollover crash near Jamestown

A vehicle ended up on its top in a single-vehicle crash at East Spring Valley Painters and Bone roads in Caesarscreek Twp.Ohio State Highway Patrol Springfield Post responded to the scene around 2:30 p.m.The trooper said the crash appears to be the result of too much speed.The driver was not ...

Car lands on its top in Greene County

Car lands on its top in Greene County

A vehicle ended up on its top in a single-vehicle crash at East Spring Valley Painters and Bone roads in Caesarscreek Twp.

Dayton native, Doolittle Raider gives Congressional medal to museum

The Doolittle Tokyo Raiders today were awarded a Congressional Gold Medal — the highest civilian honor Congress can bestow. Dayton native Richard “Dick” E. Cole sat next to legendary airman Jimmy Doolittle as co-pilot on the bombing run against Japan. The 99-year-old World War II aviator presented the medal today ...

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Cub Scout treasurer pleads not guilty to pack theft

UPDATE @ 11:50 p.m. April 17:A Beavercreek woman pleaded not guilty today to embezzling more than $30,000 from a Fairborn Cub Scout pack.Melissa Heerdt faced a judge for the first time today following her arrest Monday on an indictment for felony theft returned by a Greene County grand jury.Heerdt’s attorney ...

Woman in court for stealing from Fairborn Cub Scout Pack

Woman in court for stealing from Fairborn Cub Scout Pack

Woman in court for stealing from Fairborn Cub Scout Pack

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