I-675 ramp reopens after pedestrian accident

Published: Wednesday, October 31, 2012 @ 8:32 PM
Updated: Wednesday, October 31, 2012 @ 10:37 PM

The ramp from Indian Ripple Road to Interstate 675 north has been reopened to traffic following a pedestrian-crash there earlier Wednesday night.

Two people were reportedly trying to help a third motorist who had slid off the ramp when they were hit by another vehicle coming down the ramp at about 7:50 p.m.

Their injuries are not believed to be serious, Beavercreek police at the scene told News Center 7.

The ramp was reopened at about 9:15 p.m., according to the city’s police dispatch center.

Eighth-graders on DC class trip snub House Speaker Paul Ryan 

Published: Sunday, May 28, 2017 @ 7:47 PM

About 100 8th grade students refused to take a photo with House Speaker Paul Ryan. (Photo: Screengrab via Paul Ryan/Instagram)

When 200 eighth-grade students from New Jersey’s South Orange Middle School took a class trip to Washington, D.C., last week and were offered a chance to be in a picture with Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, about half of them said no.

ABC7 New York caught up with some of the 100 or so students who decided to stand out of the picture on the steps of the U.S. Capitol.

Matthew Malespina, one student who sat out, called it “much more than a picture.” He objected to “being associated with a person who puts his party before his country,” and texted his mother to ask how to handle it. She recommended he say, politely, that he’d rather not participate. So he did.

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“I’m just not going to do it,” he said.

When interviewed by New York’s FOX5, he said: “First thing I said was, ‘I can’t take a picture with him. I don’t want to.’”

Malespina, who was evidently a go-to South Orange student for interviews, told the Village Green, “I can’t take a picture with someone who supports a budget that would destroy public education and would leave 23 million people without health care.”

Plenty of students, however, felt just fine joining the speaker of the House for a photograph, even if they didn’t agree with his agenda.

Student Alex Klint said it would be “interesting” to get close to “one of the nation’s lawmakers in person even if I strongly disagree with many of his views.”

Other students and parents had similarly nuanced stances, noting that while some of his policies are unpopular, Speaker Ryan might still be worth meeting.

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Longest-serving Dayton commissioner dies

Published: Sunday, May 28, 2017 @ 7:40 PM
Updated: Sunday, May 28, 2017 @ 8:15 PM

Dean Lovelace, former Dayton City Commissioner

Dean Lovelace, the longest-serving Dayton City Commissioner, died this morning.

Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley confirmed that Lovelace has died.

“My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends,” she said. “His legacy will always be here, not only locally but nationally, his efforts fighting for the economically disadvantaged in our community.

“It was an honor serving with him as mayor and city commissioner,” Whaley said.

He left the commission Jan. 3, 2016, for health reasons after finishing his sixth term. His political career spanned more than two decades, and in the 1980s he ran the Rev. Jesse Jackson’s presidential campaign in Dayton.

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Lovelace, who was in his early 70s, was known as a firebrand committed to serving the most needy and vulnerable residents in the city, friends and peers said.

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Former Dayton Mayor Rhine McLin said Lovelace would take up issues no one else would, such as predatory lending, earned tax income, about holding banks accountable, and he also was instrumental in the dialogue about race in the city, she said.

“It is such a loss to the community. Dean Lovelace was such a fighter even through his illnesses,” she said. “He believed in what he believed and he acted on it, but he never forgot the little people.”

We are working to learn more about his death and funeral plans.

Flood advisory in effect for Mercer, Auglaize counties

Published: Sunday, May 28, 2017 @ 6:11 PM
Updated: Sunday, May 28, 2017 @ 7:05 PM

Flood Advisory for Auglaize and Mercer counties

UPDATE @ 7:05 p.m.

A flood advisory is in effect until 10 p.m., issued by the National Weather Service.

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A flood advisory is in effect until 9 p.m., issued by the National Weather Service in Wilmington.

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Radar indicated thunderstorms producing heavy rainfall. Minor flooding of low-lying and poorly drained streets, highways and underpasses will occur. In addition, farmland near creeks, streams and drainage ditches will experience minor flooding, the NWS reported.

OVI checkpoint planned for Friday in Butler County

Published: Friday, May 26, 2017 @ 12:41 AM

Monroe police officer Doug Leist gives a field sobriety test to a man stopped during an OVI checkpoint Early Saturday morning, June 11, 2011 along OH-4 in Monroe, Ohio.  Monroe police, along with Middletown police and the Ohio State Highway Patrol, participated in the checkpoint.  Staff photo by Nick Graham
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The Butler County OVI Task Force will conduct a sobriety checkpoint in Fairfield Friday night. 

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The OVI checkpoint will be conducted on northbound Ohio 4 near Symmes Road from 11 p.m. Friday to 3 a.m. Saturday. 

Officers, deputies, and state troopers will also conduct saturation patrols in the area. 

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