Local runners in race for peace remember Boston

Published: Saturday, April 20, 2013 @ 12:05 PM
Updated: Saturday, April 20, 2013 @ 12:05 PM

            Local runners in race for peace remember Boston

More than 100 people participated in the 8th annual Dayton Peace Accords 5K Walk/Run Saturday morning, a fundraiser for the Dayton International Peace Museum, including some who decided to run just last night.

Though many in the greater Dayton running community had signed for the Peace run before the tragedies in Boston unfolded, they said they held images of the last week in their hearts as they ran.

“This is one way of conveying our message of creating an environment of peace,” Bashir G. Ahmed, a broad member and director of operations for the peace museum said, “We hope it will make a difference.”

Carl Brun, 53, of Dayton and his wife Karla, 56, participate in the Dayton Peace run every year. After 20 years of training, Carl said he qualified for the Boston Marathon two years ago. He would have been in Boston again last week, if he had qualified for the race. His parents would have been at the finish line cheering him on.

“Everyone who is a marathon runner wants to run in Boston one day. We’re saddened by what happened,” Brun said.

Few showers late today; strong storms Friday

Published: Tuesday, February 21, 2017 @ 5:21 AM

Warmer weather Tuesday morning with temperatures in the 40s. No fog to worry about for the morning commute.

  • Potential showers/drizzle on Tuesday
  • Highs reach up into the 70s this week
  • Storms expected on Friday

TODAY: Clouds increase through the afternoon, and mild with temperatures into the upper 60s. The record high for today is 68 degrees and temperatures will come close to tying or breaking that later today. A cold front will bring the chance of a few passing showers late afternoon into the evening. Showers taper off tonight and some breaks in the clouds may lead to patchy fog by morning. Overnight lows around 50 degrees.

WEDNESDAY: A mild start to the day in the 50s. A few areas of patchy fog possible early. A stray shower or light drizzle cannot be rule out. Clouds break for some sunshine into the afternoon. Highs climb back to the upper 60s. The record for the day is 69. More clouds arrive Wednesday night with a few light showers towards Thursday morning.

THURSDAY: Warm temperatures again with highs in the middle 60s. Breezy through the day. Isolated showers or thundershowers possible into the night as a warm front lifts north.

FRIDAY: Warm and breezy day with highs soaring to 70s which will likely break the record of 67 degrees for the day. Dry time ahead of the cold front. As that front pushes through into the evening and overnight, storms are expected to develop. These may organize and become strong.

SATURDAY: Colder air arrives behind the system. Some rain shower and gusty winds as well. Highs climb to the low to mid 40s.  A few flurries may mix in as temperatures become cooler.

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Rain today, later this week Feb 21, 2017 - 5:39 AM
Rain today, later this week Feb 21, 2017 - 5:39 AM

Residents can have their say on search for new school superintendent

Published: Tuesday, February 21, 2017 @ 1:51 PM

            Residents can have their say on search for new school superintendent

The hiring of a new superintendent of West Carrollton schools is expected to be made in May, according documents related to the search.

The West Carrollton City School District Board of Education is targeting May 3 as the timeframe to vote on a successor for longtime Superintendent Rusty Clifford, a posting for the position indicates.

Clifford said he plans this summer to resign the post he has had since 1999. The district is holding a community forum Wednesday on the future of the position and has set a March 3 deadline for applications.

Wednesday’s session, set for 6 p.m. in the Guiler Auditorium of West Carrollton High School, is expected to focus on what characteristics residents of the school district want to see in the successor.

Springfield movie theater closes its doors

Published: Tuesday, February 21, 2017 @ 1:54 PM

Springfield movie theater closes its doors

The Upper Valley Mall Cinema 5's movie theater has closed, showing its last movie Monday night.

Less than a dozen employees will lose their jobs from the theater closing, said Philip Chakeres, president and chief executive officer of Chakeres Theatres.

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The cinema, owned by Chakeres Theatres Inc., is one of several anchor tenants to leave the Upper Valley Mall.

“There’s a loss of foot traffic and that’s an impact not just on us, but every business that’s out at the mall,” Chakeres said.

You may pay more for license plates, driver’s license in Ohio

Published: Tuesday, February 21, 2017 @ 1:19 PM
Updated: Tuesday, February 21, 2017 @ 1:19 PM

You may pay more for license plates, driver’s license in Ohio

It could get more expensive to get your license plates and driver’s license in Ohio.

The Ohio House of Representatives Finance Committee on Tuesday proposed allowing county commissioners to increase the fee paid for an Ohio license plate by $5. It would increase the total cost of a passenger car plate to $39.50 and a motorcycle plate to $33.50.

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A second proposal in the state transportation budget would increase the service fee paid to the deputy registrars who run the state’s approximately 200 Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) offices. The fee would go up by $1.75 to $5.25 for services provided by the BMV, according to Lindsey Bohrer, BMV spokeswoman. She said the fee hasn’t increased since 2004.

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“This issue is really being pushed by the Ohio Deputy Registrar Association,” said Mike Brill, spokesman for Montgomery County Auditor Karl Keith, who runs a BMV office in the county building.

State Rep. Niraj Antani, R-Miamisburg, said he opposes the changes.

“I’m against all tax increases,” Antani said. “Working families have a hard enough time trying to make ends meet and transportation is vital. Transportation gets people to their jobs. I don’t want to make it more expensive for a single mother or a working family to get their license plate renewed.”

This story is developing and we will report more as officials weigh in on the proposal.