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Dayton VA site of new veterans ‘Walk of Honor’ tribute

Published: Thursday, October 05, 2017 @ 4:16 PM

            A Defenders of Freedom Walk of Honor brick walkway will pay tribute to veterans and their supporters at the Dayton VA. The brick fundraising campaign will help pay for organ restoration at the Protestant Chapel (pictured here in an historic photo) and other renovations, organizers say. DAYTON VA ARCHIVES
A Defenders of Freedom Walk of Honor brick walkway will pay tribute to veterans and their supporters at the Dayton VA. The brick fundraising campaign will help pay for organ restoration at the Protestant Chapel (pictured here in an historic photo) and other renovations, organizers say. DAYTON VA ARCHIVES

A new brick walkway at the Dayton VA Medical Center campus will pay homage to veterans and those who support them, organizers say.

The Defenders of Freedom Walk of Honor is set to be dedicated in a 2 p.m. ceremony Friday, Oct. 6. The ceremony will be at a garrison flag next to the campus bandstand and in front of Building 320, a community living center on Ohio Avenue, Dayton VA spokesmen said.

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The laser-engraved bricks are part of an American Veterans Heritage Center fund-raising campaign to raise money to restore an original organ in the Protestant Chapel, built in 1870 on the campus, and additional renovations, officials said.

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So far, the bricks project has received a $5,000 donation and more than 100 bricks have been installed along the walkway, according to Dayton VA spokesman Raymond Hoy.

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Jury recommends life in prison for convicted killer of OSU student

Published: Tuesday, March 13, 2018 @ 6:49 PM
Updated: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 @ 12:09 PM

The suspect in the death of OSU student, Reagan Tokes, was arraigned in Columbus Monday morning. After the arraignment, Tokes' father talked to the local media.

UPDATE @ 12:10 p.m. (March 21)

Jurors recommended Wednesday that Brian Golsby, the man convicted of killing OSU student Reagan Tokes, be senteced to life in prison with the possibility of parole. Official sentencing will take place at 3 p.m. Wednesday. 


Brian Golsby, the man who was accused of killing Ohio State student Reagan Tokes, was found guilty on all counts in the murder of Ms. Tokes. 

Golsby was convicted of aggravated murder, kidnapping, aggravated robbery, rape and tampering with evidence. 

On February 8, 2017, Tokes was walking to her car after work in Columbus when police say she encountered Golsby and was later murdered.

Raegan Tokes

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Shooting victim found in vehicle at Butler Twp. hotel

Published: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 @ 9:56 AM

Gunshot victim found in hotel parking lot

A shooting victim was found in a vehicle in the parking lot of Motel 6 on Miller Lane this morning, according to police.

The victim was transported to a local hospital and their condition is not known.

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Police discovered the vehicle around 9:30 a.m.

Officers said they believe the shooting may have occurred in Dayton on Bentley Street, according to initial reports.

We’re working to learn more.

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Winter Weather Advisory continues, Winter Storm Warning issued for some

Published: Tuesday, March 20, 2018 @ 3:57 AM
Updated: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 @ 1:56 AM

Downtown AM Snow 1


  • Winter Weather Advisory continues until 8 p.m. Wednesday for all 
  • Winter Storm Warning issued for Butler and Warren Counties
  • Mix of rain and snow changing to snow overnight
  • 3 to 5 inches possible through this morning

>>Track the latest conditions with Live Doppler 7 Radar

>>UPDATING: School and business delays and closings


TODAY: The Winter Weather Advisory continues for all until 8 p.m. Wednesday. A Winter Storm Warning has been issued for Butler and Warren Counties until 8 p.m. Wednesday as well

Snow is falling steady enough that roads are covered and will continue to take on new snow through the night. “Snow stays pretty widespread with some pockets of intensity through the morning drive”, said Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini. 

Moisture pulls away with this system and some showers should begin to fizzle out towards lunch. 

Winds will be gusty especially north of I-70 early this morning. 20 to 30 mph gusts are possible late this afternoon everywhere once snow stops, which can keep the threat for blowing and drifting.

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THURSDAY: Skies will become mostly sunny, with high temperatures in the low 40s.

>> Remember these things when driving in snow

FRIDAY:  Sunny skies to start the day. Clouds will increase in the afternoon. Highs in the low 40s.

>> 5-Day Forecast

SATURDAY: There is a chance of snow in the morning, possibly mixed with rain. A wintry mix or rain will linger into the afternoon. Highs will top out near 40.

>> WHIO Doppler 7 Interactive Radar

SUNDAY: Skies are expected to clear, with highs in the lower 40s.

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No need for a debit card to use an ATM at this area bank

Published: Tuesday, March 20, 2018 @ 11:55 AM


Fifth Third Bank has launched an app that can be used instead of a debit card at its ATMs.

“Fifth Third is bringing new innovations to customers on a regular basis, and I’m excited that this new feature connects two channels our customers use frequently – our mobile app and Fifth Third ATMs,” stated Melissa Stevens, Fifth Third’s chief digital officer.

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Fifth Third — the largest bank in the Dayton region — said mobile banking is growing, with a 40 percent increase in log-ins to their mobile banking app from December 2016 to December 2017.

Fifth Third has about 2,500 ATMs in its 10-state retail footprint and they all have card-free access.

To use Fifth Third’s ATMs without a debit card, customers tap on the cardless ATM icon in the app, touch anywhere on an ATM screen and scan the code that appears, and then enter their PIN.

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