4 cycling events in Dayton that you don’t want to miss

Published: Friday, April 21, 2017 @ 12:00 AM

Become part of the strong cycling community that has developed here in Dayton by attending these four events coming up in May 2017. (Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission)
Become part of the strong cycling community that has developed here in Dayton by attending these four events coming up in May 2017. (Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission)
The annual Bike-to-Work Day breakfast will be held on Friday, May 19, from 7-9 a.m. at Riverscape MetroPark. (MVRPC)

The Miami Valley is home to the nation’s largest paved trail network. Over 340 miles of multi-use trails, connecting schools, parks, and attractions, provide residents the opportunity to explore our region. You can become part of the strong cycling community that has developed here in Dayton by attending these four events coming up in May…

  1. Miami Valley Cycling Summit | Friday, May 5: Held at the Wright State University Student Union (3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy.) on Friday, May 5, from 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m., the Miami Valley Cycling Summit is free and open to the public. Registration is required at cyclingsummit.com. By bringing together local advocates, elected officials, community staff, and national speakers, the Miami Valley Cycling Summit creates an open discussion to shape the future. National experts will detail how cycling can benefit numerous aspects of our community, region and nation. The event is hosted by Bike Miami Valley, with the help of a local coordinating committee, and is supported by a variety of park districts, city, county, and regional governments, and visitors bureaus. Immediately following the summit, a “grassroots social” will be held at The Wandering Griffin, 3725 Presidential Dr., Beavercreek, on Friday, May 5, at 5 p.m. 
  2. Miami Valley Cycling Summit Century Ride | Saturday, May 6: A fundraiser for Bike Miami Valley, the Century Ride will be held on Saturday, May 6. Starting at the Fairgrounds Recreation Center (120 Fairground Road, Xenia) at 6 a.m., the ride is along the Little Miami Scenic Trail. Bike either 62 or 100 miles, with awards to those who complete the ride. Early registration is $25, and onsite registration is $35. Click here to learn more and to register
  3. American Trails 2017 International Trails Symposium | Sunday, May 7: A free public event associated with the American Trails International Trails Symposium will be held at the Dayton Convention Center (22 E. Fifth Street) from 12-5 p.m. on Sunday, May 7. The Dayton area is widely recognized as the Outdoor Capital of the Midwest, which is why the city was selected as host for this year’s symposium. The public is encouraged to attend this free event to discover, learn and celebrate trails. Click here for more information about the free public day event. 
  4. Five Rivers MetroParks Bike-to-Work Day | Friday, May 19: Come to Riverscape MetroPark (237 E. Monument Ave.) from 7-9 a.m. on Friday, May 19, for a free pancake breakfast in celebration of Bike-to-Work Day. Whether you’re a seasoned cycling commuter or a first-time bike rider, gather to share the culture and the fun of biking to work. Groups of riders from the same business or university may want to participate in the Team Challenge. There will be live music, exhibitor booths, tours of the bike hub, and a photo booth. The first 500 riders to register and check in onsite will receive a prize, courtesy of Five Rivers MetroParks and presenting partner MVRPC. More details are available at MetroParks.org.
To plan your own trip on the regional bikeway, check out the newly updated www.MiamiValleyTrails.org. There, you can access a visitor guide, as well as a trail map that shows where to park, trail access points, and restroom locations along the way. If you’d like a paper map of the regional bikeway, please contact the Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission at (937) 223-6323.

Lyft driver leads to child porn arrest, indictment

Published: Thursday, January 18, 2018 @ 10:13 AM

MARVIN HEMPHILL
MARVIN HEMPHILL

A Lyft driver who found a cell phone loaded with child pornography in his vehicle after dropping off a client helped police make an arrest, according to court documents.

Marvin Hemphill, 27, of Valdosta, Georgia, was arrested Jan. 6 at the Staybridge Suites at Austin Landing and was indicted Wednesday on 24 charges connected to child pornography, according to court records.

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According to court documents, Hemphill left his cell phone in the Lyft driver’s vehicle after receiving a ride from a Beavercreek restaurant where he worked.

The driver looked at the phone, attempting to determine the owner, and noticed the child pornography and alerted officers, court documents showed.

Police were able to link the phone to Hemphill, who allowed police to search it, and multiple child porn videos were found, the documents read.

Hemphill admitted to police that he knew he had the child porn on the phone and knew the people in the videos were juveniles, court records showed.

Hemphill is scheduled for his arraignment on Jan. 23.

Meet the 2017 winners of Dayton.com’s Best of Dayton poll

Published: Thursday, January 18, 2018 @ 8:00 AM
Updated: Thursday, January 18, 2018 @ 9:56 AM

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We know you’ve been waiting. 

After thousands of nominations, even more votes, and careful tallying, winners of the Dayton.com Best of 2017 poll were announced at 8 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 18.

With more than 100 categories, you’ll find winners from Best Burger and Best Pizza to Best Happy Hour and Best Bar Bathroom.

>> Best of Dayton 2017 Winners: Food & Dining

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>> Best of Dayton 2017 Winners: Outdoors, Lifestyle & Recreation

>> Best of Dayton 2017 Winners: Culture, Music & Entertainment

>> Best of Dayton 2017 Winners: Shopping & Services

Questions? Thoughts? Email Dayton.com editor Ashley Bethard at ashley.bethard@coxinc.com.

Dayton traffic from the WHIO traffic center

Published: Thursday, January 18, 2018 @ 12:47 AM
Updated: Thursday, January 18, 2018 @ 6:31 AM

SCENE: Crashes on SB I-75 near Wagner Ford

Traffic issues can be reported by calling our newsroom at 937-259-2237 or tweeting @WHIOTraffic .

Traffic conditions are updated every six minutes on AM 1290 and News 95.7 FM.

Major Highway Incidents

  • On southbound I-75 in the area of Stanley Avenue and Wagner Ford Road, two crashes were reported just before 6:30 a.m. The first crash reportedly involved three vehicles, and the second involves four vehicles. Traffic is backed up in the area. No injuries have been reported.

Surface Street Incidents

  • No incidents to report

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Ongoing Construction & Other Closures 

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Latest traffic conditions are also available on our traffic map. 

MONTGOMERY COUNTY

  • Keowee Street north of Stanley Avenue, bridge closed until 2019. The official detour is: Keowee Street to Stanley Avenue to I-75 to Wagner Ford Road and back to Dixie. More information is available here.
  • Stewart Street Ramp to US 35 East, RAMP CLOSURE March 28 - Sept 30, 2018. The official detour is: Stewart Street to Edwin C. Moses Boulevard to I-75 north to US 35 west to James H. McGee Blvd. to US 35 east.
  • I-75 north Ramp to US 35 west and east, Lane width restriction until Apr. 1, 2018. One lane will remain open on the ramp with a width of 11 feet.

Your guide to Good Samaritan Hospital closing

Published: Thursday, January 18, 2018 @ 6:27 AM

Good Samaritan closing its doors after decades of service

Premier Health announced Wednesday it will cease operations at Good Samaritan Hospital by the end of the year.

About 1,600 jobs will be moved to other positions within the company, and satellite locations in Englewood and Huber Heights will stay open.

Major services will be moved to Miami Valley Hospital, with the goal of avoiding duplication of services.

Here is everything you need to know about the hospital closure:

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>> Good Samaritan Hospital closing: Community angry, devastated, concerned

>> 5 things you need to know about Good Samaritan Hospital in Dayton

>> Good Samaritan Hospital closing: What we know now

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>> Did you know the Dayton community helped build Good Samaritan Hospital?