Job fair in Mason to feature nearly 100 companies, thousands of jobs

Published: Friday, November 10, 2017 @ 5:00 AM

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A career fair combining the workforce groups from Butler, Warren and Clermont counties this month will include 95 employers and thousands of available positions.

The event is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17, at Great Wolf Lodge Conference Center, 2501 Great Wolf Drive, Mason.

Registration is required at the door. The event is open to all job seekers, but in honor of “Hire a Vet” Month, veterans will be identified by a veterans priority “Hire a Vet” badge.

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Thousands of career opportunities are available in healthcare, finance, manufacturing, hospitality, transportation, logistics, customer service, administrative and management for all skill levels, age ranges and experience levels, according to organizers.

The event is sponsored by OhioMeansJobs Butler, Warren and Clermont counties, Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, and the Area 12 Workforce Investment Board Butler-Warren-Clermont.

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24-hour CrossFit workout launches today in honor of fallen soldiers

Published: Thursday, November 23, 2017 @ 6:04 AM

 (Richard Graulich / The Palm Beach Post)
(Richard Graulich / The Palm Beach Post)

CrossFit 937, Spring Valley and State Route 48 in Centerville, on Thanksgiving Night will launch a 24-hour memorial workout to remember fallen soldiers.

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Beginning at 8 p.m. Thursday, and every hour until 8 p.m. Friday, owner Mike Burnett will lead a workout in honor of a named fallen soldier.

The event is being held also to raise money and canned goods, with every person who participates being asked to bring a canned good for a local VFW post or foodbank.

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For the uninitiated, CrossFit is constantly varied and functional movements performed at high intensity. The movements reflect the best aspects of gymnastics, weightlifting, running, rowing and more.

Burnett has participated in CrossFit competitions, most recently in Toledo, and has been ranked as one of the nation's top crossfit participants. This special holiday workout would also resonate because he is a Marine who served in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.

Emily Stork, a member at CrossFit 937 since September 2014, said she will be taking part in the 6 a.m. Friday workout. 

When she found out about the 24-hour memorial workout, she said her first reaction was "Mike's crazy. I actually think it's great."

Stork said to get Thanksgiving Day started, Burnett will be holding a holiday workout at 9 a.m. for friends and family of Crossfit 937 members who are in town for the day.

California woman thwarts abduction of her children

Published: Thursday, November 23, 2017 @ 5:59 AM

Mother and child in a stroller.
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Mother and child in a stroller.(NurPhoto/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies are searching for a man wanted in the attempted kidnapping of two children in California on Wednesday.

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Deputies said a mother was with her two children in a jogging stroller in Valencia around 11 a.m. Wednesday when the man suddenly approached her from behind, KCAL reported.

Investigators said the man grabbed the stroller’s handle and tried to pull it away, but the woman managed to regain control and ran away. She called 911 but the man was gone when officers arrived, KCAL reported.

“My energy goes out to this mother,” said Cindy Potts, also a mother of two young children.

Though she has no connection to the attempted kidnapping, it still leaves Potts rattled.

“The thought of someone taking away my most precious cargo, my life fulfillment, it’s an empty feeling and it’s a frightening feeling,” she told KCAL.

The man is described as a transient, police said.

Crews battle fire at vacant house in Dayton

Published: Thursday, November 23, 2017 @ 5:52 AM

A vacant house was damaged by a fire early Thursday morning.

The fire was reported around 4:35 a.m. in the 200 block of Deeds Avenue.

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The fire started in the living room and destroyed the home’s front porch, according to initial reports.

An investigator has been called to the scene.

Dry and cool weather for Thanksgiving

Published: Thursday, November 23, 2017 @ 4:53 AM

A cool day is expected in the Dayton area on this Thanksgiving, with warmer temperatures returning tomorrow.

QUICK-LOOK FORECAST

  • Clouds for the first half of today
  • More sunshine Friday
  • Slight chance for rain early Saturday

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DETAILED FORECAST

Thanksgiving: We’ll see clouds to start the day, but as we head into the afternoon, a few more breaks in the clouds are expected, said Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar. Temperatures will be a notch higher today as we top out in the lower to mid-40s.

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Tonight: More clearing is expected overnight. Temperatures will drop back into the upper 20s.

Friday: Those shopping early will see early morning temperatures in the 20s. Sunny skies are expected with eventual highs reaching the lower 50s.

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Saturday: There is a slight chance for a few passing showers early Saturday as a cold front moves through, but chances are fairly slim. Most look to stay dry Saturday. Highs will be in the lower 50s early, then fall through the 40s most of the day.

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Sunday: Partly sunny skies are expected with highs in the lower to mid-40s.