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Published: Thursday, December 21, 2017 @ 3:55 PM
Dayton- — A Dayton police officer was injured Thursday afternoon while searching a property on East Fourth Street in Dayton. According to Dayton Police the officer was reportedly searching the vacant property for a gun and fell into a storm cellar.
Published: Friday, January 19, 2018 @ 11:31 AM
Updated: Friday, January 19, 2018 @ 11:50 AM
NOTE: An earlier version of this story contained incorrect totals for the most recent week.
The number of flu-related hospitalizations in Ohio jumped more than 50 from the week before, according to new data Friday from the Ohio Department of Health.
From Jan. 7 through Jan. 13, the state reported 1,805 people in Ohio were hospitalized with influenza-like illnesses. Of those, 458 of those were in Montgomery County.
For the previous reporting period, Dec. 31 through Jan. 6, the state recorded 1,750 flu-related hospitalizations.
Area hospitals have put restrictions on visitors and local health officials throughout the region have encouraged people to get a vaccine and take precautions to prevent the spread of the flu.
Published: Friday, January 19, 2018 @ 11:47 AM
HAMILTON — Butler County’s only Catholic high school is expanding this year to better handle its growing enrollment.
This week, officials at Badin High School released more details about the school’s first campus expansion since 2006, including a $1.8 million construction project that will add a new “Student Development Center.”
“The new Student Development Center is another example of Badin making effective strides to enhance our facilities,” said Dirk Allen, spokesman for Badin High School.
“We’re very excited about it. Classes, facilities, opportunities for students, all of that comes together to create an outstanding educational experience for the Badin student body,” said Allen.
Construction on the new, one-story, 8,000-square-foot center will begin this summer and is projected to be done by Christmas.
“Our enrollment continues to grow. We were at 449 students in 2009-2010, (and) our enrollment has grown every year since then. We are at 575 this year and expect to be over 600 next year,” he said.
“The building project will be very helpful (and) students will no longer have to walk outside between the main building and the Pfirman Center in inclement weather.”
The new center will allow two former classrooms - converted into office space - to return to instructional spaces.
Published: Friday, January 19, 2018 @ 11:11 AM
MICHIGAN — Researchers with the American Meteor Society found two meteorites just days after a meteor lit up the sky across part of Michigan, according to a tweet from AMS.
“We are happy and excited to report, two meteorites from the Jan. 16th fall have been found in Michigan,” the Thursday tweet said. “Congratulations to Robert Ward and Larry Atkins on the first two reported finds.”
According to a report from WDIV-TV in Detroit, another team from Longway Planetarium and the Farmington Community Stargazer also recovered a meteorite and planned to share more details about its discovery Friday.
WDIV-TV reported the meteorites were found near Charlotte, Michigan and near Whitmore Lake.
Published: Friday, January 19, 2018 @ 11:33 AM
— One of Dayton’s favorite daughters graces the latest cover of a magazine that makes it into 22 million homes.
Oakwood-raised movie and television star Allison Janney and Anna Faris, her co-star on CBS’s “Mom,” are on the cover of this Sunday’s “Parade” magazine.
>> Allison Janney: “Dayton spawns great people”
You’ll be able to find Parade this Sunday in the “Dayton Daily News” and thousands of other newspapers around the country.
“Mom” airs at 9 p.m. on Thursdays on WHIO-TV Channel 7.
Janney talks about feminism and her mom in the Parade story:
Janney’s mom, Macy, was a former actress who decided to forego an acting career to raise her family—“back when that’s what women did,” she says. But Macy was “the doyenne of Dayton, Ohio,” with a strong feminist stance who was on the boards of multiple entertainment, arts and educational programs. Today, Janney loves it when people tell her, “You sound just like your mom.”
Janney, a former Miami Valley School student, recently won a Golden Globe for
for playing LaVona Harding, figure skater Tonya Harding’s mother, in the dramatic dark comedy “I, Tonya.”
Faris and Janney play daughter and mother on the CBS show “Mom.”
MORE HIGHLIGHTS FROM PARADE:
Scaring boyfriends: Faris says her mom, Karen, was “crazy loyal,” “ferocious,” encouraged her imagination and always instilled in her the idea that “you will never be dependent on a man.” She adds, “I think that scared some boyfriends—I mean, not that I had boyfriends.”
Telling her story. One of Faris’ side projects is her podcast, “Anna Faris Is Unqualified,” which she started as “a weird hobby” with her producing partner, Sim Sarna, in 2015. “I worked hard to be independent,” says Faris, who separated from actor Chris Pratt in August 2017 after eight years of marriage. “So the podcast has given me a lot of freedom. I’m not waiting for the next role to come around.”
Award buzz. Janney is soaking in awards buzz after winning a Golden Globe for her supporting role as the mother of disgraced figure skater Tonya Harding (played by Margot Robbie) in the movie I, Tonya. A former figure skater herself, Janney says she well recalls the 1994 incident depicted in the film—in which Harding’s rival Nancy Kerrigan was attacked and sidelined by a thug hired by Harding’s ex-husband and her bodyguard. “I was floored that that sort of thing could happen in the world of figure skating—a very refined, elegant sport rocked by this crazy incident.”