Inaugural expo will highlight products, services

Published: Friday, October 06, 2017 @ 11:41 AM


            An inaugural expo being held in celebration of National Disability Employment Awareness Month Oct. 23 at the USO Community Center, Bldg. 1222, Kittyhawk Center, Area A, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, will provide information on products and services for individuals with and without disabilities. (Metro News Service photo)
An inaugural expo being held in celebration of National Disability Employment Awareness Month Oct. 23 at the USO Community Center, Bldg. 1222, Kittyhawk Center, Area A, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, will provide information on products and services for individuals with and without disabilities. (Metro News Service photo)

Individuals who are able bodied and those with disabilities will benefit from the information presented at an inaugural expo at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, to be held Oct. 23 at the USO Community Center, Bldg. 1222, Kittyhawk Center, Area A, from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

The expo is being held in observance of October as the 72nd National Disability Employment Awareness Month. Reflecting the important role disability plays in workforce diversity, this year’s NDEAM theme is “Inclusion Drives Innovation.”

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NDEAM celebrates the contributions of workers with disabilities and educates about the value of a diverse workforce inclusive of their skills and talents.

The expo will bring outside companies, organizations and subject matter experts to display and discuss how technology is advancing to help individuals with disabilities. Information may range from vehicle modification to service animals to prosthetic devices and more, said John Hixenbaugh, NDEAM committee member.

“We’re holding the expo so people can network and gain needed information,” he said. “Disabilities aren’t necessarily immediately apparent – they can be related to the brain, sight or hearing, for example.

“This should help all kinds of people – you don’t have to be a service member or a veteran to see someone who may have a special product or training you need,” Hixenbaugh added. “There has been tremendous interest and a lot of positive reaction for this.”

Health screenings also may be offered.

For more information, contact Hixenbaugh at John.Hixenbaugh@afit.edu.

Driver critically hurt who slams car into pole in Darke Co.

Published: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 @ 10:24 AM
Updated: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 @ 10:20 PM

UPDATE @ 10:20 p.m.

A Greenville driver headed east this morning on Weavers Fort Jefferson Road veered off the roadway and wrapped his car around a utility pole, according to the Darke County Sheriff’s Office.

The driver, 32-year-old Christopher Elliot, had to be extricated from his vehicle. He was taken by MedFlight to Kettering Medical Center, where he was listed in critical condition.

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A medical helicopter was requested to the scene of a crash on Weaver Ft. Jefferson Road after a vehicle crashed into a pole this morning.

Firefighters responded to the crash in the 4500 block of Weavers-Ft. Jefferson Road around 10:10 a.m.

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One person was transported aboard a medical helicopter to Kettering Medical Center for treatment of injuries, officials said.  The severity of injuries was not immediately known.

Deputies said the driver lost control for an unknown reason and struck a utility pole, bringing down live DP&L wires onto the vehicle.

Power crews had take care of the downed wires before emergency crews could remove the victim from the wreckage.

Wires were brought down when the vehicle hit the pole, officials said.

Halley’s Comet is source of this week’s Orionids meteor shower

Published: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 @ 10:18 PM

The Orionid Meteor Shower

A waxing crescent moon lends the celestial stage this week to the Orionid meteor shower — a wash of rock and ice shed from the venerable Halley’s Comet.

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While the Orionid shower runs from Oct. 2 to Nov. 7 this year, the heavenly theatrics will be most robust in the predawn hours of Saturday when the greatest number of meteors are expected to slip into Earth’s atmosphere.

With the moon just past new Saturday, there will be no lunar interference. During the peak, 10 to 20 Orionids per hour should be visible.

Deborah Byrd, editor in chief at the astronomy website Earth and Sky, said that while Saturday is the shower’s peak, meteors are likely to be firing from Friday morning through early November.

“The Orionids are known to be fast and on the faint side, but can sometimes surprise you with an exceptionally bright meteor that might break up into fragments,” Byrd wrote in her blog. “Maybe half of the Orionid meteors leave persistent trains — ionized gas trails that last for a few seconds after the meteor itself has gone.”

The Orionids are the only well-recognized major shower that happens twice a year. In May, the Earth again runs through the detritus of Halley’s Comet, creating the Eta Aquariid meteor shower.

Halley’s Comet was discovered by Edmund Halley in 1705, but is believed to have been recognized for millennia.

The comet returns every 72 years and was last seen from Earth in 1986. It won’t come again until 2061.

The Orionids are named for the celestial hunter Orion, which is easy to spot in the night sky by its bright belt of three aligned stars. Orion is the namesake because the meteors appear to radiate from north of Betelgeuse, one of the constellation’s most well-known stars.

You don’t have to stare at Orion to see a meteor; they will be visible in all parts of the sky.

If it looks like the Orionids will be clouded out, the website Slooh.com is aiming its telescopes at the sky Friday beginning at 7:59 p.m. in a live hunt for meteors. The show requires registration, so arrive early if not already a member.

The annual Orionids meteor shower is not considered the showiest of meteor showers, but it is generally a reliable one,” the site advertises.

Halley's Comet photographed by the Soviet Probe "Vega" in 1986. (Photo by Liaison)(Getty Images/Getty Images)

1 jailed in raid on Dayton house that turns up fentanyl, carfentanil, handgun

Published: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 @ 7:47 AM
Updated: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 @ 10:00 PM

RANGE Task force raided a home on Emerson this morning

UPDATE @ 9:45 p.m.: A 23-year-old man remains in jail tonight on a felony drug charge, as well as a warrant, stemming from the early morning raid at a house on Emerson Avenue in Dayton. 

Javelle Ivy is in the Montgomery County Jail, booked on a charge of drug possession and the warrant accusing him of failing to appear in court. 

Javelle Ivy (Courtesy/Montgomery County Jail)

According to the sheriff's office, the Emerson Avenue raid seized "a large quantity of fentanyl, carfentanil, marijuana and a handgun.”

The statement from the sheriff's office did not state whether Ivy lives at the Emerson Avenue address or whether the gun seized belongs to him. 

The task force executed the search warrant with the assistance of the Dayton Police Department SWAT team. The operation ended a month-long drug trafficking investigation, according to the sheriff's office. 

Ivy's initial court appearance on the drug charge is Thursday.

He has a Friday court date on the warrant, according to online jail record.

UPDATE @8:25 a.m.

One person was taken into custody in a R.A.N.G.E. Task Force raid in Dayton on Wednesday morning.

A woman detained at the scene was released, officers said.

A dog will also be removed from the property.

Our crew saw officers removing items from the house, but officers would not comment on the items.

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There is police activity in the 1900 block of Emerson Avenue in Dayton, per our crews.

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We’re working to learn the cause of police being in the area.

We’ll continue to update this page with more. 

Petland agrees to pay Tipp City puppy’s medical bills after News Center 7 report

Published: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 @ 9:09 PM

Petland puppy has "worst case" of hip condition vet has seen

A family says the puppy they bought from a Dayton pet store has one of the worst cases of hip dysplasia their vet has ever seen.

They are blaming the store and its breeders for selling them the injured dog, but the store says it’s not their fault.

Thor, a young German shepherd, loves on everyone who comes through the front door at the Miller home. At 9 months old, he already has serious, debilitating medical issues, and is in pain.

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“It’s every day and he’s on pain medicine but they’re not doing much at all,” his owner, Courtney Miller said.

She and her father-in-law, Frank Miller, bought the pup in March from a Petland in Dayton. At the time, Thor was given a clean bill of health. But almost immediately, Courtney Miller said she noticed something was wrong with his hips.

“Pretty much everything is wrong with them. They area all out of socket. Walking up the steps he does a bunny hop. Outside he tries to walk around and his legs just hit each other,” Miller said. “So he’s just all in pain. He can barely sit, he cannot lay down.”

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Miller’s veterinarian said Thor has the worst case of hip dysplasia he has ever seen. And he likely was born with it.

That’s when Miller and her father-in-law called Petland’s corporate office, which offered a partial reimbursement.

“Two thousand dollars for his expense, which we know it’s going to be more. Or we give you $4,000 towards a new dog. You know, that’s like giving up your kid,” Frank Miller said.

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Tonight, JR Badger, director of Petland’s companty stores, sent an email to Miller that offers to pay for Thor’s medical bills. This came around 8 p.m., hours after Miller’s story ran on WHIO-TV.

It reads: “Good evening Courtney! I am sorry you are dealing with this. All you will need to do is take Thor to MedVet for the consultation and they will bill us directly ... Thank you and we will get Thor taken care of.”