Congressman honors 3 Badin seniors for creating app

Published: Thursday, December 14, 2017 @ 7:08 AM

            U.S. Rep. Warren Davidson (R-Troy) honored three Badin High School seniors during a technology assembly Dec. 4 at the school. Those recognized by the congressman for winning an 8th Congressional District iPhone app contest were (from left) Nick Eyl, Jon Moran and Jacob Waggoner. CONTRIBUTED
U.S. Rep. Warren Davidson (R-Troy) honored three Badin High School seniors during a technology assembly Dec. 4 at the school. Those recognized by the congressman for winning an 8th Congressional District iPhone app contest were (from left) Nick Eyl, Jon Moran and Jacob Waggoner. CONTRIBUTED(CONTRIBUTED)

Three Badin High School seniors were recognized by U.S. Rep. Warren Davidson this month during a surprise technology assembly at the Catholic school.

Nick Eyl, Jon Moran and Jacob Waggoner were honored for having won an 8th Congressional District contest to create a useful iPhone app.

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The Badin trio created a service app that gives users the chance to make a difference in their community through local service opportunities, through supporting local businesses, and also to get in direct contact with their local, state and federal elected government officials.

“We thought we had a great idea and we were trying to turn it into the best looking and most functional app that we could,” Waggoner said.

David Gretz, who teaches technology classes at Badin, said he “gave (the students) the contest information, told them they had the skills, and got out of their way. … They are very talented tech students and once again they have put their skills to good use. They take technology very seriously and it shows.”

Davidson congratulated the young men on their success and told the assembly of Badin tech students, “Employers are looking for people with the skill set and aptitude to solve problems.”

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Noting his background in manufacturing, Davidson added, “The nature of manufacturing has changed over the years; the whole culture (of manufacturing) is changing. There are unfathomable opportunities out there for you.”

According to Davidson, 190 members of Congress sponsored an app challenge and received some 4,000 applications from students. The Badin trio won the 8th District challenge from among 10 applicant groups representing 35 students.

Each of the three Badin students will receive $250 in Amazon Web Service credits. They will also be invited to the annual #HouseOfCode reception in Washington, D.C., in the spring.

“This is a real honor,” Moran said. “We put in a lot of time and it’s nice to see our hard work pay off. I’m looking forward to going to Washington, D.C.”

“We work together as a great team,” Eyl said of the trio. “It’s just awesome to get recognized like this. We put in a lot of hard work.”

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“We’re extremely proud of these three young men,” Badin Principal Brian Pendergest said. “And it was certainly an honor for Badin High School to have Representative Davidson come present the awards. When a United States congressman shows up in your building, you know something valuable is going on.”

The app is entitled ImpACT and will be on display at the U.S. Capitol building as well as on Davidson’s website,

Contributed article from Badin High School.

Grain elevator explodes in New Carlisle

Published: Sunday, January 21, 2018 @ 11:44 PM
Updated: Monday, January 22, 2018 @ 12:45 AM

SCENE: Explosion reported at New Carlisle grain bin

UPDATE @ 12:45 a.m. (Jan. 22)

It is unknown if anyone was inside or suffered injuries at the Miami Valley Feed & Grain establishment when a large grain elevator collapsed Sunday night, according to sheriff’s deputies on scene.

Officials continue to investigate the incident, which caused a loud explosion, startling area residents.

DP&L are on scene to assess the brief power outage that occurred.

We will continue to update this story as additional details become available. 

UPDATE @ 12:10 a.m. (Jan. 22)

A large grain elevator collapsed Sunday night at Miami Valley Feed & Grain, 880 W. Jefferson St.

Residents in the area reported hearing a loud explosion, grain as high as 15 feet across a portion of Jefferson Street (Ohio 571) and a brief power outage.


Crews were called late Sunday night to a report of an explosion at a grain bin.

The blast was reported shortly before 11:40 p.m. in the 300 block of Garfield Street.

Power also was reported knocked out in the area.

We are on the way and will update this report.

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Dayton traffic from the WHIO traffic center

Published: Friday, January 19, 2018 @ 12:35 AM
Updated: Monday, January 22, 2018 @ 12:27 AM

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Rain showers Monday; chance for snow Tuesday

Published: Sunday, January 21, 2018 @ 4:29 AM
Updated: Sunday, January 21, 2018 @ 10:00 PM

Rain chances continue in the Dayton area tonight through Monday, and snow will be possible Tuesday.

A few passing showers are possible overnight, but more dry time is expected heading toward daybreak, Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar said. Temperatures overnight will be somewhat steady in the 40s.

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  • A few showers possible overnight
  • More rain likely Monday
  • Colder with chance for snow Tuesday

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Monday: A dry start is expected before more rain returns in the afternoon and early evening. Some of that rain could be heavy at times. Highs will be in the lower to middle 50s.

5-Day Temperature Trend(Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar)

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Tuesday: Colder air returns with highs in the upper 30s early in the morning. Temperatures are expected to fall throughout the day. There is a chance for snow showers or flurries as well.

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Wednesday: Another cool day is expected with partly cloudy skies and highs in the middle to upper 30s. 

5-Day Rain/Snow Chances(Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar)

Thursday: Temperatures top out in the upper 30s under partly sunny skies.

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Friday: It will be mild under mostly sunny skies with high temperatures in the upper 40s.

Will a government shutdown delay my tax refund?

Published: Friday, January 19, 2018 @ 5:57 PM

One way this potential government shutdown would be different than in the past -- there’s never been a federal shutdown during tax filing season.  Nor has the government been shut down amid the implementation of a massive tax code overhaul.

The Internal Revenue Service would lose an estimated 56 percent of its workforce to furloughs if the government shuts down, according to the U.S. Treasury. And it would be happening right when the IRS is updating its guidelines and software, while also fielding questions from the public about new tax laws. 

Experts told the Washington Post that even a short shutdown will set back implementation on the new tax code.

Tax filing season begins on Jan. 29. The IRS generally issues nine out of 10 refunds in less than 21 days. With the workforce cut in half, it is likely that a prolonged shutdown could lead to delayed returns and the inability to access IRS assistance phone lines. 


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