Puppies sold at pet stores linked to Ohio outbreak, six other states

Published: Monday, September 11, 2017 @ 1:12 PM

Puppies sold at Petland are linked as the likely source of an infection outbreak in Ohio and six other states.

The outbreak of the infection, which can spread to people from puppies and dogs, has been linked to 39 people reported sick including nine hospitalizations, though no deaths have been reported, according to the Ohio Department of Health and Centers for Disease Control. People with the Campylobacter infection might show no signs of illness or might have diarrhea, vomiting, or a fever.

Petland said in a statement that “The CDC has not identified any failures of Petland’s operating system that would lead to any campylobacter infection. Petland reinforces proper hand sanitization before and after playing with any of our puppies with the many sanitation stations in each store and has strict kennel sanitation procedures and protocols put in place by consulting veterinarians. The CDC stated that ‘regardless of where they came from, any puppy and dog’ can carry the germ. However, Petland is the only national source of puppies that can trace a puppy from its new owner back to its original kennel. Petland is proud of our commitment to quality controls and record keeping and we are happy to help the CDC in this new endeavor.”

Locally, Petland has a store in the Miller Lane area at 3444 York Commons Blvd.

The agencies said in a statement that evidence links puppies sold at Petland as the likely source of the outbreak and Petland is “cooperating with public health and animal health officials to address this outbreak.”

The CDC advises:

Wash your hands thoroughly after touching dogs, their poop, or their food. Take extra care that children playing with the puppies also wash their hands carefully.

  • Pick up and dispose of dog poop, especially in areas where children might play.

  • Contact your veterinarian if you notice any signs of illness in your puppy or dog.

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    The 45th annual Dayton Holiday Festival kicks off today

    Published: Friday, November 24, 2017 @ 4:22 AM

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    The holiday season kicks off in Dayton today with the annual Grande Illumination and Dayton Children's Parade Spectacular in Lights.

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    This year marks 45 years celebrating the Dayton Holiday Festival, presented by Dayton Power & Light.

    The event will be held at Courthouse Square and surrounding buildings from 4-9 p.m. with the tree-lighting ceremony at 7:45 p.m. and the parade immediately following. Hundreds of thousands of lights will illuminate the 45-minute parade, which will feature a variety of floats, entertainers, animals and several surprises.

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    Activities planned include the live reindeer display, musical entertainment, carnival rides and games, holiday crafts and games, horse-drawn wagon rides, the Tike's Shoppe and a gingerbread house contest.

    A complete list of festival events is available online, as well as a calendar of other downtown holiday events.

    PARADE ROUTE: 

    The parade will begin at 7:50 p.m. at Second and Wilkinson streets. It will proceed east on Second Street to south on Main Street, then to west on Fourth Street. When at Fourth and Perry streets, the parade floats will disband and stage for escort to their designated storage area.

    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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    The Dayton Holiday Festival, presented by DP&L, is a program of the Downtown Dayton Partnership, the City of Dayton, Montgomery County and the Mrs. Virginia W. Kettering Dayton Holiday Festival Fund.

    Police officer shoots suspect while responding to domestic incident

    Published: Friday, November 24, 2017 @ 6:21 PM

    A female police officer shot a suspect multiple times after police said he pointed a handgun at her while she responded to a domestic incident this afternoon.

    Colerain Twp. police responded to the 7800 block of Thompson Road around 3:30 p.m., according to investigators.

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    When the female officer arrived on the scene the suspect, Gary Sanzone, 66, pointed a handgun at the officer and she fired multiple shots at Sanzone.

    Sanzone was taken to a local hospital in unknown condition, police said.

    The Cincinnati Police Department will be investigating the shooting, police said.

    The officer was not injured in the shooting.

    Local pig cruelty allegations: Appeals court rules against owners

    Published: Friday, November 24, 2017 @ 4:39 PM

    
            Brian Weltge, President and CEO of the Humane Society of Greater Dayton, last year discussing four new projects. STAFF
    Brian Weltge, President and CEO of the Humane Society of Greater Dayton, last year discussing four new projects. STAFF

    A state appeals court has reversed a trial court’s decision to grant a motion to suppress in an animal cruelty case out of Drexel and involving pigs.

    Two brothers were charged with seven counts of animal cruelty, a second-degree misdemeanor, after an agent with the Human Society of Greater Dayton seized seven pigs from their property at 6719 Dayton-Liberty Road.

    On Jan. 7, Humane Society agent Heather Concannon removed seven pigs from a property that she says “we’re freezing to death,” including piglets whose teeth were chattering and their ears were shaking, according to her testimony in municipal court for the western division of Montgomery County.

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    She testified that it was 6 degrees outside, not accounting for the wind chill.

    Concannon said there was an ongoing investigation into cruelty to animals at the property since 2015. She testified that on Jan. 3 she heard what sounded like an animal in distress and walked up the driveway where she discovered a pig enclosure, according to documents from the Second Court of Appeals of Ohio for the second appellate district.

    The pigs were stuck in cold mud and were at risk of hypothermia, Concannon testified, and she told the property owners they needed to remedy the hazardous conditions of the pens by the weekend. She said the brothers had agreed to fix the problems by the afternoon of Jan. 7.

    But Concannon removed the pigs sometime after 12:01 a.m. Jan. 7, which she claims was necessary to save their lives. She testified that a storm was coming in and she had to act quickly.

    As a result of the seizure, animal cruelty charges were filed against the brothers.

    The defendants argued that Concannon performed unconstitutional searches of their farm property, violating their Fourth Amendment rights. Concannon admitted in testimony that she never obtained a search warrant.

    In April, a municipal court judge with the Western Division of Montgomery County granted a motion to suppress the evidence collected and observed by Concannon and the statements the brothers made.

    But this week, an appeals court ruled that Concannon’s observation and removal of the pigs were not unlawful.

    The state argued that her observations of the pigs and their pen were from the access driveway on a non-residential farm field, which lacks reasonable expectations of privacy. Her observation falls under the open view exception to the warrant requirements, and her observation was not an actual search, subject to Fourth Amendment protections, the court ruled.

    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.

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    QUICK-LOOK FORECAST

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

    (Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar)

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    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)

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    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.