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Published: Monday, July 17, 2017 @ 8:50 AM
WEST CHESTER — This year’s Crazy Cardboard Regatta featured a new twist — the Botness Monster.
The annual Crazy Cardboard Regatta at MetroParks’ Voice of America Park over the weekend featured 38 competing boats, which was more than the 23 boats that had registered for the event, according to Kelly Barkley, senior manager of community relations. She said the event was treated to the best weather in its history.
Barkley said the the Lakota Robotics Group was a major player in the event. The Robotics Team members used their creation, the Botness Monster, a play on words of Lockness Monster, which trolled the lake, squirting competing boats and more than 1,500 spectators who attended the event. The Botness Monster was a non-competing team at the regatta.
“These young men and women worked tirelessly over the last months, and particularly the last week, to provide entertainment to the crowd,” Barkley said.
The event benefits the Water Recreation Fund held at The Community Foundation of West Chester/Liberty with the assistance of more than 80 volunteers and MetroParks staff.
According to Barkley, the Foundation has consistently communicated that people tend to be very secretive about the boats that they are creating, and rumor has it that they don’t register ahead of time because they don’t want others to steal their ideas or have a head’s up on their competitive edge. The boats competed for various awards such as the People’s Choice Award, The Judges Choice Award, a victory in The Soggy Bottom Battle.
The exclusive presenting sponsor is UC Health/West Chester Hospital with an extensive list of other sponsors.
Published: Saturday, March 24, 2018 @ 5:18 PM
BEAVERCREEK — Beavercreek police took to social media to help identify two theft suspects who make off with more than $4,000 in merchandise from an AT&T store.
The two men entered the store at approximately 6:15 p.m. March 21 and stole iPhones and notepads, according to a Facebook post.
Both suspects are described as men in their early 20s wearing black hooded sweatshirts. One was wearing black jeans as well, and the second man had a hoodie with the letters “LB” on the back who also was wearing red Jordan shoes and khakis, police said.
Anyone with information is urged to contact detective John Bondy at 937-427-5520.
Published: Saturday, March 24, 2018 @ 6:47 PM
NEW YORK — A Chinese food delivery man fought off a gun-wielding attacker who tried to rob him on Monday in an apartment building’s stairway landing, according to police.
Police are still searching for the suspects who placed a fake $31.85 order from Peking Kitchen to lure the deliverer to the building, according to the New York Daily News.
“I was about to go downstairs and he pointed the gun at me, and he said, ‘Give us the money. I’m going to shoot you,’” deliveryman Saikou Tambajang, 56, told the Daily News. “He pointed the gun at my head. I threw a forearm into him so he wouldn’t shoot me.”
Tambajang, who makes deliveries to send money home to his family in Gambia, fought off the attackers, who fled without food or money.
Published: Saturday, March 24, 2018 @ 6:23 PM
CENTERVILLE — More than 100 faith leaders gathered Saturday at the Normandy United Methodist Church for a safety and security seminar.
The Ohio Crime Prevention Association led the program focusing on the proactive steps houses of worship can take for their protection.
“It’s kind of an all hazards program, to give them a view of things we can consider, what can we improve upon. Then we give them the knowledge and resources for these plans to be better secure and make it safer,” said John Davis, a Centerville police officer who also serves as vice president of the Ohio Crime Prevention Association.
The seminar focused on all kinds of crimes, from an active-shooter situation to burglaries and break-ins.
Published: Saturday, March 24, 2018 @ 5:37 AM
Updated: Saturday, March 24, 2018 @ 4:05 PM
— A Winter Weather Advisory in effect until 11 p.m. in Butler County.
Tonight: Snow will continue to fall southwest of the Dayton area this evening. Butler County, especially, could see heavy snowfall, Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar said. A couple of inches of snow accumulation will be possible by the time all is said and done this evening. Overnight clouds will begin to break as temperatures drop into the middle 20s.
Sunday: Mostly sunny skies return to finish the weekend. It’ll be a nicer day but still a little cool with highs in the middle, maybe upper 40s.
Monday: We get back into the lower to middle 50s with a few more clouds expected.
Tuesday: The chance for rain returns under cloudy skies. Highs will be in the middle to upper 50s.
Wednesday: A few more showers are possible with highs near 60 degrees.