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He hid 5 bags of marijuana where?

Published: Monday, March 25, 2013 @ 5:18 PM
Updated: Monday, March 25, 2013 @ 5:18 PM

BUTLER TWP., Montgomery County – Stopped trying to walk out of a big box store on Miller Lane with $12.50 worth of unspecified merchandise, the subject first provided a fake name at 2:30 p.m. He apparently was concerned police would discover he was wanted on two other warrants.

They found out anyway, and that he had a marijuana cigarette in his pocket. He told them they could also find something in his undershorts, which contained five small bags of marijuana.

Booked on the warrants, he was also charged for theft, obstructing official business and in possession of marijuana. All around, not a good day.

8 Ohio cities rated more LGBTQ friendly than national average

Published: Monday, October 23, 2017 @ 10:41 AM

Dayton was one of four Ohio cities to receive a perfect score for LGBTQ protections.
Dayton was one of four Ohio cities to receive a perfect score for LGBTQ protections.

Eight Ohio cities have been rated better for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people than the national average for U.S. cities.

The Human Rights Campaign in partnership with the Equality Federation Institute, released the sixth annual Municipal Equality Index, which shows how LGBTQ friendly cities are.

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Legal protections for LGBTQ Americans vary widely, based on location and states and cities, the report found. Around 20 states have non-discrimination laws in place but the report found that cities are making more progress quicker than states.

A perfect score of 100 points was awarded to four Ohio cities, including Dayton, Cincinnati, Columbus and Akron, according to the report. The national average for cities was 57 points.

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The number of cities with perfect scores has increased six times the number with perfect scores in 2012, according to the Human Rights Campaign.

Toledo received a score of 89 while Cleveland received a score of 81, according to the report. Lakewood, a suburb of Cleveland received a 77 and Columbus suburb Dublin received a 45, according to the report.

Victims in Greene County double fatal motorcycle crash identified

Published: Sunday, October 22, 2017 @ 7:15 PM
Updated: Monday, October 23, 2017 @ 3:02 AM

FROM THE SCENE: Spring Valley fatal crash

Update@11:22 a.m.

The victims in the double motorcycle fatal accident have been identified as Brook Fudge, 23, of Xenia and Sherill Cruca. 25, of Fairborn, according to a press release from the Ohio State Highway Patrol. 

The accident happened just before 7 p.m. as Gregory Davidson, 29, of Cincinnati was westbound on West Spring Valley-Paintersville Road. He attempted to turn left on US 42 south, and his car was struck by a motorcycle driven by Fudge, the report said.

Fudge and Cruca were pronounced dead at the scene. 

We are working to get you more details about the accident. 

First report: 

A man and woman from Greene County were killed after the motorcycle they were riding collided with a Dodge Charger in Spring Valley Sunday night, according to troopers.

The crash happened just after 7 p.m. at the intersection of U.S. 42 and Spring Valley Paintersville Road. U.S. 42 was closed and reopened just before midnight.

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Troopers said the victims on the motorcycle, both in their mid-20s, were wearing helmets at the time of the crash. An occupant from the Dodge is recovering at an area hospital from non-life-threatening injuries.

The motorcyclist was northbound on U.S. 42 when the driver of the car attempted to turn onto the highway from Spring Valley Paintersville Road, according to a preliminary investigation, troopers said.

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Troopers said at this time speed and failure to yield are being considered as causes, but a definitive answer will not be available until investigators are finished with the investigation.

A crashed motorcycle at the scene of a fatal crash on U.S. 42 and Spring Valley Paintersville Road in Spring Valley Sunday night. DeAngelo Byrd/Staff


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Bubble under construction over Lakota YMCA’s outdoor swimming pool

Published: Saturday, October 21, 2017 @ 6:43 PM
Updated: Monday, October 23, 2017 @ 11:12 AM

Local YMCA covering outdoor pool for year-round use

In the coming weeks, the Lakota Family YMCA will be blowing a huge bubble behind its building.

Work started Saturday as nearly 40 volunteers assisted YMCA staff to stretch out the material that will be used to construct an inflatable dome over its 25,000-square-foot outdoor pool to make it available year-round.

“There is so much demand for indoor swimming,” said John Schaller, Lakota Family YMCA executive director.

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Schaller said that demand has resulted in an investment of about $500,000 to build the inflatable bubble so members can use its outdoor pool year-round. The project also will include an enclosed walkway from the main building to the new bubble.

The 25-meter pool features eight lanes for competitive swimming and a zero-depth beach entry for senior citizens to participate in Silver Sneaker fitness programs. In addition, all of the other pool features, such as the water slide, will be able for year-round use.

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The bubble will go up in late October and come down in late April or early May to accommodate the summer swimming season for the 8,500-member facility.

“We not only have our own swim team, we are the home waters for the Lakota East, Lakota West and Monroe high school swim teams … and the sheer needs of the community for swimming lessons,” Schaller said.

He said the Powell Crosley YMCA in suburban Cincinnati also has a bubble over its outdoor pool.

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Sarah Matchison, the facility’s membership director, said they have coined this project the “Bubble” because it literally is a bubble (dome) that will go over our outdoor pool and our YMCA Families and the surrounding community will be able to use more than the Memorial Day to Labor Day time frame.

The Lakota Y also is the home of its YMCA/USA Swim Team, Lakota Y Stingrays. This past summer, the team sent swimmers to the YMCA National Long Course Championship Meet in Greensboro, N.C., for the first time in its history.

“By adding the bubble over the outdoor pool we will be able to provide family areas and family time to our community at the bubble,” she said.

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Matchison said the Lakota Family YMCA also works with the local Butler Tech and Lakota high schools for their Cardboard Canoe Regatta in May. Students use their education and engineering skills to build cardboard canoes and race them in the pool. For the past two years, the event has been held in the indoor pool.

“Moving it out to the bubble will allow for more spectators and possibly more than two boats racing at a time,” she said.

Dayton competes with 237 others for Amazon’s HQ2

Published: Monday, October 23, 2017 @ 11:08 AM

            Dayton is one of 238 areas seeking the next Amazon headquarters. STAFF
Dayton is one of 238 areas seeking the next Amazon headquarters. STAFF

Amazon this morning announced it has received 238 proposals from cities, jurisdictions and other partners across North America attempting to land Amazon’s second headquarters.

The Dayton region submitted a proposal. Cincinnati, Columbus, Cleveland and other Ohio communities did the same.

The city of Dayton was part of a regional project proposal led by the Dayton Development Coalition, said Dayton City Manager Shelley Dickstein.

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The proposal outlined several potential sites in the region for Amazon to consider, and the city also collaborated with Cincinnati on its proposal by sharing data highlighting the strengths of the Dayton-Cincinnati region, Dickstein said.

The Dayton Development Coalition declined to comment for this article, citing a “confidentiality agreement” with its clients.