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Published: Monday, December 25, 2017 @ 12:34 AM
Updated: Monday, December 25, 2017 @ 11:34 PM
— Clouds will increase by late evening. It will be quite cold with temperatures falling into the teens and wind chills dropping to near zero, Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell said.
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Overnight: It will be mostly cloudy and cold with temperatures falling to near 10 degrees with wind chills from zero to minus 10.
Tuesday: Skies will be mostly cloudy. There is a slight chance for a few passing flurries or snow showers. Temperatures will only reach into the upper teens with wind chills hovering near zero to 5 degrees.
RELATED: 5-Day Forecast
Wednesday: Skies will be partly cloudy with bitter temperatures topping out only in the middle teens after starting the day in the lower single digits.
Thursday: Expect lots of clouds with temperatures rebounding into the lower 20s.
Friday: Gusty winds will increase with a chance for snow showers. Highs will reach into the middle 20s.
Saturday: Another blast of arctic air arrives sending temperatures back into the upper teens for highs and wind chills near or below zero. There also is a chance for a few flurries or snow showers.
Published: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 @ 6:11 PM
KETTERING — Police are continuing to look for two males who committed a home invasion robbery on Hazel Avenue.
Investigators don't know what led the invaders to pick the home they did Wednesday afternoon, Kettering Police Patrolman John Jung said.
According to the preliminary investigation, the two males forced their way inside just before 4 p.m., knocked down the resident and took property, Officer Jung said.
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A K-9 unit was called to the scene as part of the investigation and he said police are interviewing neighbors, hoping to get a description of the robbers.
Jung asked that if you have information you believe will help in this investigation, please call Kettering police at 937-296-2555.
Published: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 @ 7:33 PM
DAYTON — The Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority hopes to modernize its payment system and get rid of cash fares by 2020, officials said Wednesday.
More than half of RTA riders have migrated to passes, including monthly and weekly passes, said Mark Donaghy, CEO of the agency.
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The agency will work to become the first major transit authority in the nation to stop using cash, he said.
RTA spends more than $1 million each year collecting and managing cash, and the future holds even more easy and convenient electronic forms of payment, he said.
Customers will be able to load up electronic cards to pay their fares at various locations.
Published: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 @ 4:37 PM
Updated: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 @ 5:45 PM
FAIRBORN — UPDATE @ 5:37 p.m.: Two adults and two children have been displaced and two pets had to be rescued in the Marchmont Drive house fire.
Battalion Chief Laura Conley-Kerr, Fairborn Fire Department, said, firefighters revived one of the two pets found inside the burning home.
"It looks like it's a total loss, from top to bottom," Conley-Kerr said. She estimates the damage to the house and contents at $45,000 to $68,000.
The cause remains under investigation, she said.
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There were heavy flames, with fire burning through the roof, when crews arrived, she said.
The Red Cross has been called to assist the family, which has been displaced, Conley-Kerr said.
Although Conley-Kerr didn't specifically say the fire involved the kitchen, she advises all residents to have extinguishers in the home and a fire drill plan because many house fires involve the kitchen.
Crews are on the scene of a house fire in the 200 block of Marchmont Drive.
Crews were dispatched just after 4 p.m. on a report of a structure fire, with flames reportedly through the roof.
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There is no word whether anyone has been injured or whether the dwelling is occupied.
We have a crew on the way. Stay with whio.com for breaking news.
Published: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 @ 4:25 PM
— State Rep. Jeff Rezabek, R-Clayton, announced today he will not seek re-election and will instead run for an unspecified Montgomery County office.
Rezabek, an attorney specializing in juvenile cases, ran unsuccessfully for Montgomery County Common Pleas Court Juvenile division judge in 2012. He declined to say if he will run for the seat being vacated at the end of the year by Juvenile Judge Nick Kuntz, who cannot run for re-election due to age limitations for judges.
First elected to the Statehouse in 2014, Rezabek won a bitter re-election battle in 2016 against David Sparks of Clayton.
Rezabek will announce his intentions on Thursday at an 11:30 a.m. news conference at the Dayton Racquet Club, 40 N. Main St., in Dayton.
Clayton Councilman Kenny Henning said he will file to run in the Republican primary for Rezabek’s seat.
Henning will make the formal announcement at an 11:30 a.m. news conference Friday at the Miami Valley Career Technology Center’s adult center, 6801 Hoke Road, Clayton.
“I’m 100 percent invested in the community and I want to ensure that our 43rd House district has a strong champion to advocate for the district in Columbus.” said Henning, who is a judicial assistant to Montgomery County Common Pleas Judge Erik Blaine.
A Clayton native who has served on the council since 2012, Henning said his campaign will focus on farming and agriculture, the concerns of small business owners and trying to restore Local Government Fund revenue slashed by the state legislature. He said he also wants to address the opioid addiction crisis.
Montgomery County Commissioner Dan Foley has expressed interest in running for the seat in the Democratic primary, according to Mark Owens, chairman of the Montgomery County Democratic Party. Foley, who does not plan to run for re-election, is in his last year as a county commissioner. He did not respond to requests for comment.
The only person who has obtained nominating petitions from the Montgomery County Board of Elections for the 43rd House seat is Ralph Dean Brill, a Brookville Democrat. He could not be reached for comment.
The filing deadline for the May 8 primary is Feb. 7.
Owens said the 43rd House district is about evenly divided between Democrats and Republicans and can be won by a Democrat like Foley.
“If he’s willing to get out and roll up his sleeves and work I think he can win it,” Owens said.
Owens said he has also discussed the 43rd House race with other possible candidates, but he declined to say who they are.
The district covers parts of Englewood, Clayton, Trotwood, western Montgomery County and all of Preble County.
Multiple people have pulled petitions to run for Foley’s county commission seat. Democrats include Montgomery County Treasurer Carolyn Rice and Daryl Ward, senior pastor of Omega Baptist Church in Dayton. Both Rice and Ward have turned in their nominating petitions.
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Republicans include former Miami Twp. Trustee Bob Matthews and current Miami Twp. Trustee Doug Barry, both of whom have turned in petitions. Petitions have been obtained but not submited by Greg Hart and Joshua Smith, both Dayton Republicans.