Are fraternities out of control? Universities take action

Published: Thursday, December 07, 2017 @ 10:05 AM


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Out-of-control behavior — sometimes leading to death — has led universities across the country to take dramatic action against fraternities.

Four deaths and several cases of misconduct this year have prompted the suspension of Greek life programs at seven U.S. colleges, including Ohio State University.

The lewd or dangerous behavior by students is not new, but universities are quicker today to take sweeping action against fraternities. Some experts say the broader penalties are being driven by the national movement against sexual misconduct or violence.

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Greek life is considered a staple of several area institutions, including the University of Dayton and Miami University, which has been nicknamed the “Mother of Fraternities.” Like Wittenberg, each is familiar with the tragedies connected to fraternities this year.

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One dead, one hospitalized after shooting in Dayton

Published: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 @ 2:15 AM

UPDATE @ 2:40 a.m.: One person is dead and another individual was taken to Miami Valley Hospital after a shooting occurred in Dayton early Tuesday morning, according to officials.

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Crews were dispatched to the area of N. Upland Avenue and Fairbanks Avenue around 2 a.m. where they found two adult males, both shot with once deceased in the back of a vehicle. 

A homicide detective has been called to the scene, as well as the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office. 

The condition of the man taken to Miami Valley Hospital is unknown at this time.

The shooting remains under investigation. 

INITIAL REPORT

Officials are responding to the area of N. Upland Avenue at Fairbanks Avenue for a reported shooting victim.

The incident was reported early Tuesday morning around 2 a.m., per initial reports.

We have a crew on the way to the scene to learn more details about the ordeal.

Chance for rain, snow showers today with gusty winds

Published: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 @ 3:38 AM

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  • More showers arrive this morning
  • Dry and warming up to end week
  • More rain for weekend

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TODAY: Another batch of light showers off to the west will move in early this morning, said Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini. Showers today will mainly fall as rain, but at times a mix with wet snow flakes can occur. An accumulation isn’t expected with the wintry mix. Temperatures will linger in the upper 30s, but fall quickly towards the end of the afternoon. They’ll be gusty winds around 30 mph at times today with any evening rain or snow showers ending rather quickly. 

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TOMORROW: Colder temperatures start the day in the mid-20s. Some passing flurries are also possible for the first part of the day. Highs peak in the mid-30s as clouds decrease at nighttime. 

THURSDAY: There will be sunshine throughout the day with temperatures warmer than normal in the low 40s. The day will be dry.

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FRIDAY: We continue to see temperatures improve with sunshine and a few clouds as highs reach around 50 degrees. 

SATURDAY: The day will be breezy and mild with highs around 50 degrees. Rain showers will start to arrive and become more widespread into the night. 

DP&L working to restore power; 1,000 remain in dark after thunderstorms

Published: Monday, January 22, 2018 @ 10:07 PM
Updated: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 @ 2:20 AM

Bellbrook hail

There are less than 1,000 reports of power outages in the region after thunderstorms Monday night boiled up quickly and delivered lightning that left more than 8,400 without power at one point.

PHOTOS: January thunderstorms in Miami Valley

Dayton Power & Light crews will be working through the night to restore power, said Kelly Millhouse, DP&L operations director.

At 4:00 a.m. (Jan. 23), the Dayton Power & Light online outage map was showing the following: 

Montgomery 250 (most in the area just north of I-70 West)

Miami 212 (most in the area of the Phoneton community)

Greene 63 (most just south of Beavercreek)

Clark, Champaign, Clinton 2 each

First Energy’s online outage map was showing:

Clark 48

Duke Energy's online outage map was reporting: 

Butler 60

Warren 346

Montgomery 2

Hail was reported in Tipp City, Monroe Twp., Bellbrook, Englewood, Gratis and Clayton.

Hail in Gratis on Monday night, Jan. 22, 2018. (Courtesy/viewer)

Georgia State soccer player withdraws from school after backlash over racial epithet

Published: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 @ 3:53 AM

Georgia State Soccer Player Uses Racial Slur On Social Media, Suspended From Team

A Georgia State University soccer player who was suspended from the team after she used a racial epithet on social media has withdrawn from the school, officials said.

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Some students had called for the expulsion of 18-year-old freshman defender Natalia Martinez after the epithet appeared on her Finsta page, a secret version of Instagram that is growing in popularity among teens.

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“As a progressive, diverse university, we ... feel like this sort of behavior should not be tolerated,” said India Bridgeforth, who created a petition demanding the university take a tougher approach with Martinez.

The petition had garnered more than 500 signatures by Monday afternoon when the university announced Martinez had “officially withdrawn.”

Associate athletic director Mike Holmes told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that officials were made aware of Martinez’s post Friday morning — just days after the University of Alabama expelled a 19-year-old student who posted a video of a racist rant on her Finsta page.

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That student, Harley Barber, uploaded a second video on Martin Luther King Jr. Day in response to people who were upset by the language and threatened those who wanted to report her fake Instagram account, The Washington Post reported