Recreational vehicle maker plans another Indiana expansion

Published: Wednesday, November 01, 2017 @ 7:36 AM
Updated: Wednesday, November 01, 2017 @ 7:36 AM

BUTLER, Ind. (AP) — A manufacturer of recreational and commercial vehicles plans to expand its operations in northeastern Indiana.

The state of Indiana announced Wednesday that Forest River plans to create up to 125 new jobs by 2019 in DeKalb County. Plans call for investing $2.9 million on renovations of existing buildings and construction of a new facility in Butler for purchasing, production and dispatching.

Work is scheduled to be completed by fall 2018.

The Indiana Economic Development Corp. has offered Forest River up to $1 million in conditional tax credits and $150,000 in training grants.

The Elkhart-based company, which also operates several other Indiana facilities, earlier this year announced plans to expand in LaGrange County and create 425 new jobs by 2019.

24-hour CrossFit workout launches today in honor of fallen soldiers

Published: Thursday, November 23, 2017 @ 6:04 AM

 (Richard Graulich / The Palm Beach Post)
(Richard Graulich / The Palm Beach Post)

CrossFit 937, Spring Valley and State Route 48 in Centerville, on Thanksgiving Night will launch a 24-hour memorial workout to remember fallen soldiers.

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Beginning at 8 p.m. Thursday, and every hour until 8 p.m. Friday, owner Mike Burnett will lead a workout in honor of a named fallen soldier.

The event is being held also to raise money and canned goods, with every person who participates being asked to bring a canned good for a local VFW post or foodbank.

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For the uninitiated, CrossFit is constantly varied and functional movements performed at high intensity. The movements reflect the best aspects of gymnastics, weightlifting, running, rowing and more.

Burnett has participated in CrossFit competitions, most recently in Toledo, and has been ranked as one of the nation's top crossfit participants. This special holiday workout would also resonate because he is a Marine who served in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.

Emily Stork, a member at CrossFit 937 since September 2014, said she will be taking part in the 6 a.m. Friday workout. 

When she found out about the 24-hour memorial workout, she said her first reaction was "Mike's crazy. I actually think it's great."

Stork said to get Thanksgiving Day started, Burnett will be holding a holiday workout at 9 a.m. for friends and family of Crossfit 937 members who are in town for the day.

Crews battle fire at vacant house in Dayton

Published: Thursday, November 23, 2017 @ 5:52 AM

A vacant house was damaged by a fire early Thursday morning.

The fire was reported around 4:35 a.m. in the 200 block of Deeds Avenue.

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The fire started in the living room and destroyed the home’s front porch, according to initial reports.

An investigator has been called to the scene.

Space heater causes mattress to catch fire in Dayton home

Published: Thursday, November 23, 2017 @ 3:28 AM

SCENE: Crews respond to mattress fire in Dayton home

UPDATE @ 4:07 a.m: A space heater being too close to a mattress was the cause of a fire on Adams Street in Dayton early Thursday morning.

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The heater caused the entire bedroom to catch fire in the one of the duplex apartments, according to officials.

Fire crews had no problem getting the fire out or removing residents from the structure.

All of the residents, with the exception of the individual who lives in the apartment where the fire started, were able to return.

The individual did reportedly suffer smoke inhalation as a result of the fire.

There is no word on damage estimates.

INITIAL REPORT

A medic has been requested to the scene of a fire in Dayton.

Initial reports indicate a mattress caught fire in a home on Adams Street around 3:11 a.m. Fire crews were able to quickly put the fire out.

A resident reportedly suffered smoke inhalation.

This story will be updated as additional information becomes available.

Storm Center 7: Thanksgiving travel weather outlook

Published: Monday, November 20, 2017 @ 10:34 AM
Updated: Wednesday, November 22, 2017 @ 6:41 AM

Travel forecast for today including the Dayton region and those flying across the country.

If your family is staying in or leaving the Miami Valley for the Thanksgiving holiday, here's what you can expect on the roads and for air travel.

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Thanksgiving day will be chilly in the morning. Temperatures across the Miami Valley will be in the middle 20s with some frost.

If you have any travel plans on the road today to get to your Thanksgiving festivities, the weather across the region looks quiet. More clouds for the first half of the day with decreasing clouds later this afternoon and evening.

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