Pumpkin recipes you can make using your jack-o’-lantern

Published: Thursday, October 19, 2017 @ 8:08 AM

In addition to serving as a treasured Halloween tradition, carving pumpkins also can be a great opportunity for cooking together as a family. Pumpkin pulp, seeds and flesh typically get tossed in the trash after the candles are lit, but this year, try some recipes to put the waste to good use. Using the scraps left over from carving jack-o’-lanterns is a fun way to reduce food waste and increase your consumption of a healthy fall vegetable. Click here for some easy pumpkin recipes to make with your family this fall.

Clouds increase tonight, cool temperatures return this weekend

Published: Friday, November 24, 2017 @ 4:41 AM
Updated: Friday, November 24, 2017 @ 3:47 PM

Few showers possible early this weekend.

RELATED: Dayton Interactive Radar - WHIO Doppler 7

QUICK-LOOK FORECAST

  • Increasing clouds late tonight
  • Isolated sprinkle early Saturday
  • Cooler and dry to finish the weekend

(Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar)

RELATED: 5-Day Forecast

DETAILED FORECAST

TONIGHT: Mainly clear skies through the evening with temperatures falling back into the 40s. A cold front will move closer to the Miami Valley overnight, bringing clouds back into the area. The added cloud cover and southerly winds will keep our temperatures from falling too far. Overnight lows expected down around 40 degrees.

(Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar)

RELATED: County-by-County Weather

SATURDAY: Lots of clouds around for the morning and with a chance for a passing sprinkle or light shower, but most will likely remain dry. Temperatures will climb from the 40s to near 50 degrees by midday, then fall after the cold front moves through. It will become breezy at times, delivering a wind chill in the upper 30s to low 40s through most of the day. Some clearing is expected into Saturday night with temperatures turning colder. Overnight lows drop into the upper 20s by morning, but feel colder with a light breeze still around.

SUNDAY: High pressure returns to the Miami Valley, bringing sunshine and a few clouds. A seasonal afternoon expected with highs in the upper 40s. Still a very light breeze in place will result in wind chills around five to 10 degrees cooler at times.

MONDAY: Mostly sunny and milder for Monday with highs in the lower 50s.

TUESDAY: Partly cloudy, breezy and milder for Tuesday. Temperatures will climb to nearly 10 degrees above normal into the middle 50s.

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WEDNESDAY: Morning sun gives way to clouds throughout the day. Another mild day with highs in the lower 50s. There’s a slight chance for showers into the evening or night. 

Need a job? Best time to find one in a decade in Dayton area, report shows

Published: Friday, November 24, 2017 @ 2:58 PM

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Employment in the Dayton metro area increased by 2,100 jobs in October, rising to the highest level since January 2008, according to state labor market data released this week.

Hiring has been steady in the region, and the metro area’s unemployment rate remained at 4.3 percent for the second consecutive month, the data show.

The metro area consists of Greene, Miami and Montgomery counties.

RELATED: Hiring mostly robust across region

In the metro area, nonfarm payrolls grew to 390,600 last month, which is the highest job total in nearly a decade, according to seasonally adjusted data.

Almost one-third of U.S. metro areas still have not returned to their pre-recession peak employment levels, including Dayton, according to a report released earlier this year by the U.S. Conference of Mayors.

The Dayton metro area lost 34,600 jobs during the downturn, and it is not projected to reach the pre-recession levels of employment until after 2022, based on the current rate of job growth, the report states.

The metro area employed 394,500 people in March 2007.

I-75 south reopens after earlier car fire near Piqua

Published: Tuesday, November 21, 2017 @ 3:56 AM
Updated: Friday, November 24, 2017 @ 2:30 PM

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Check this page for a full list of crashes, disabled vehicles, construction projects and other hazards impacting your commute.

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.

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Major Highway Incidents

  • On southbound Interstate 75 between Piqua and Troy in Miami County, all lanes have reopened following an earlier vehicle fire that shut down the highway, state troopers said. There were no reports of injuries. 

Surface Street Incidents

  • Streets to Be Closed for Dayton Holiday Festival:

Closed from 9 a.m. until 10 p.m.:  Third Street between Main and Ludlow 

Closed from 3 p.m. until 10 p.m.:  Second Street between Perry and Vista View 

Closed from 5:30 p.m. until 10 p.m.:  Wilkinson Street between Second and Third, Ludlow Street between First and Second 

Closed from 7 p.m. until 10 p.m.:  Main Street between First and Fifth, Second Street between Jefferson and Perry, Third Street between Jefferson and Perry, Fourth Street between Jefferson and Ludlow,  Wilkinson Street between Maple and Fourth, Southbound Red Cross Lane between First and Second, Southbound Stafford Street between First and Second

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Ongoing Construction & Other Closures 

Live look at highways on our traffic cameras here.

Latest traffic conditions are also available on our traffic map. 

MONTGOMERY COUNTY

  • Alex-Bell Road will be closed for work on the Washington Twp. bridge over Holes Creek until Nov. 30. More information, including detour 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
  • US 35 west ramps to I-75 north and south, RAMP CLOSURE Nov. 30 at 10 p.m. - Dec. 1 at 5 a.m. The official detour is: US 35 west to James H. McGee Boulevard to US 35 east to I-75 north and south 

DARKE COUNTY 

  • SR 705 near Groff Road, Daily lane closures Nov. 27 - Dec. 11 between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. One lane will remain open for travel in each direction through the use of flaggers.
SHELBY COUNTY  
  • SR 29 between Cisco Road and West Russell Road, Daily lane closures Nov. 27 - Jan. 1 between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. One lane will be open for travel in each direction through the use of flaggers. 

Man identified who was found dead in SUV in middle of Dayton street

Published: Thursday, November 23, 2017 @ 8:58 PM
Updated: Friday, November 24, 2017 @ 2:20 PM

UPDATE @ 2:20 p.m. (Nov. 24)

The man found dead in an SUV in the middle of a Dayton street is Leith J. Leavell, 28, of Dayton, according to Montgomery County Coroner’s Office. They will have to wait about eight weeks for toxicology results before a cause and manner of death will be determined. 

EARLIER REPORT (Nov. 23)

Police are investigating the death of a male found in an SUV in the middle of a Dayton street on Thanksgiving night. 

Dayton police were called to the 1000 block of Wawona Drive just after 6:30 p.m. on a report of a vehicle standing idle in the street. 

OTHER LOCAL NEWS: Driver accused of wrecking parked vehicles

Police discovered the deceased person in the vehicle. 

The body of the male, believed to be in his 20s, has been taken to the Montgomery County Coroner's Office. 

An autopsy has been scheduled for Friday to determine a preliminary cause and manner of death. 

BNT is working to find out more about this incident. 

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