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US Olympian shows off rowing to all ages in Dayton

Published: Saturday, June 17, 2017 @ 11:07 PM

People of all ages had the chance Saturday to learn about the sport of rowing at Eastwood MetroPark in Dayton.

The introduction to rowing was part of Olympic Day, where organizers across the country expose people to Olympic sports.

A former member of the U.S. Olympic men’s rowing team was on hand as participants go the chance to learn about the sport and try it out themselves.

"I love doing events like this," said 1996 Olympican Stephen Peterson. "I think it's one of the great things about our sport. Whether you're a freshman in high school or 70 years old, you can row. And that's fantastic. It's a life sport. I think the more awareness we can create about the sport the better." 

Dayton is home to the only community Olympic development program for rowing in the country.

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Suspect named in pursuit, crash and fire in Sidney

Published: Thursday, June 22, 2017 @ 5:19 PM
Updated: Friday, June 23, 2017 @ 1:53 AM

UPDATE @ 11 a.m. (June 23):

Officers have identified the man who led officers on a chase a short time before he crashed causing a power outage and fire at the Shelby County Board of Elections Thursday afternoon.

Dante Bradford, of Cincinnati, was charged with failure to comply and additional charges are expected to be reviewed by the Shelby County Prosecutor’s Office.

UPDATE @ 1:54 a.m. 06/23/17

The Board of Elections had a power surge which caused a power outage in the building and surrounding street, according to Cameron Haller, the Sidney Fire Department deputy chief.

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Haller said the surge caused a short in the attic leading to smoke filling the room, and coming out of the building. 

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Crews were on scene at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday fixing street lights and installing a new electric pole when they saw the smoke and went into normal structure fire response, Haller said.

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The fire crews went into the building and were able to put out the fire without issue or damage and were also able to salvage the voting machines, Haller said.

The fire, for the size of the building, was minimal, according to Haller. 

The vehicle pursuit crash caused power lines to come down on top of another car trapping the two people inside until Dayton Power and Light was called to remove wires, Haller said. The two people that were trapped were transported to the hospital. 

UPDATE @ 6:50 p.m.

The pursuit this afternoon that led to a small fire at the Shelby County Board of Elections began as an attempted traffic stop for a minor violation on Interstate 75, the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office said.

The deputy called off the pursuit due to unsafe speeds, but then it resumed after the motorist drove at another deputy, according to the sheriff’s office.

The driver, who was injured and flown to Miami Valley Hospital, has not been identified. More information about the incident is expected to be released by the sheriff’s office.

The crash in Sidney is under investigation by the Piqua Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

UPDATE @ 6 p.m.

Sgt. Joshua Divens, Sidney police, said the board of elections fire relates to an earlier pursuit and crash. 

The pursuit started prior to 3 p.m. with Shelby County deputies. The pursuit went off Interstate 75 south and onto Fair Road in Sidney.

The pursuit ended in the area of Miami Avenue and Court Street — taking down wires and a power light. 

Divens said while Dayton Power and Light crews were fixing the damage, smoke was noticed from the Shelby County Board of Elections.

Divens said the driver in the pursuit did flee on foot before being caught. He was injured and flown to Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton.

Two others were injured from a second vehicle, Divens said.


Crews were called this evening to a fire at the Shelby County Board of Elections.

The board is located at 230 E. Court St. in Sidney.

We are working to learn more about this developing story.

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Trump doesn't have Comey tapes

Published: Thursday, June 22, 2017 @ 12:40 PM
Updated: Thursday, June 22, 2017 @ 1:07 PM

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 22: U.S. President Donald Trump, left, shakes hands with James Comey, director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), during an Inaugural Law Enforcement Officers and First Responders Reception in the Blue Room of the White House on January 22, 2017 in Washington, D.C. Trump on June 16 lashed out at the Justice Department official with authority over the special counsel probe of Russian election-meddling, and acknowledged that his firing of Comey as FBI director is a focus of the investigation. Photo by Andrew Harrer-Pool/Getty Images)
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After President Donald Trump first hinted that he might have recordings of his private conversations with fired FBI director James Comey, he admitted Thursday on Twitter that he had no such tapes.

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“With all of the recently reported electronic surveillance, intercepts, unmasking and illegal leaking of information, I have no idea ... whether there are 'tapes' or recordings of my conversations with James Comey, but I did not make, and do not have, any such recordings,” he wrote.

The news was first reported by Bloomberg News.

Location of OVI checkpoint Friday in Dayton announced

Published: Thursday, June 22, 2017 @ 5:04 PM
Updated: Friday, June 23, 2017 @ 11:25 AM

UPDATE @ 11:25 a.m. (June 23)

The Combined Agency OVI Task Force of Montgomery County will conduct an OVI checkpoint in the area of North Gettysburg Avenue and Kings Highway starting at 9 p.m. Friday. 

The location of the checkpoint was announced in compliance with state law. 

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A sobriety checkpoint will be conducted Friday in Dayton by the Combined Agency OVI Task Force of Montgomery County.

The location of the checkpoint will be announced Friday.

The checkpoint and enhanced patrols during the weekend are an effort of law enforcement agencies to deter and apprehend impaired drivers. The majority of deadly crashes occur on weekends, according to the task force.

Ohio law requires police agencies to announce OVI checkpoints and locations in advance.

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Rapper Prodigy of Mobb Deep dies at 42

Published: Tuesday, June 20, 2017 @ 2:26 PM

Rapper Albert Johnson, best known by his stage name Prodigy and as one-half of highly acclaimed rap duo Mobb Deep, died Tuesday, according to multiple reports. He was 42 years old.

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A publicist for Mobb Deep confirmed to XXL that he was found unconscious Tuesday morning and later died.