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Robber hits Rite Aid on North Main in Harrison Twp.

Published: Monday, June 19, 2017 @ 7:43 PM

Robber hits Rite Aid in Harrison Twp.

Montgomery County sheriff's deputies are looking for the man who robbed a Rite Aid, 4328 N. Main St., in Harrison Twp. on Monday evening.

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The suspect, believed to be about 5 feet to 5 feet 3, walked in just before 7 p.m. and indicated he had a weapon, according to a Montgomery County Regional Dispatch sergeant. 

The robber, dressed in a light gray hoodie and gray sweatpants, took two clear Rite Aid bags with him as he headed toward East Nottingham Road. 

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A K-9 unit was sent to the scene, but there has been no word of an arrest.

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Hundreds join annual heart walk at Upper Valley Mall

Published: Saturday, February 24, 2018 @ 4:12 PM

More than 300 people, mostly in red, participated in the annual Clark and Champaign Counties Heart Walk today at the Upper Valley Mall.

The local walk joins efforts by the American Heart Association to fight heart disease and stroke. The annual event also featured vendor booths and a health fair, and was sponsored by Springfield Regional Medical Center.

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Daytonian shares Ali’s favorite title belt and legacy

Published: Saturday, February 24, 2018 @ 3:39 PM

Tony Shultz (right) holding Ali's belt with WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman with world champions Zab Judah and Jessie Vargas.
Tony Shultz (right) holding Ali's belt with WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman with world champions Zab Judah and Jessie Vargas.

The decorated green strip of leather was the first WBC title belt custom-made for a boxer, and that boxer was Muhammad Ali, according to Tony Shultz, a Daytonian who shares the belt with everyone he meets. 

The 39-year-old who lives in the Dayton View Triangle neighborhood is a former boxer who trained with the likes of Manny Pacquiao and Roy Jones Jr. 

Shultz said the belt was given to him at Ali's funeral by Ali's wife, Lonnie.

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"This was the first belt created for a champion," Shultz said. "It was created to divide all the weight divisions. This was the heavyweight championship belt and named the "Ali WBC Belt" because it would always have his image on it as the division's greatest champion." 

The belt has the signatures of many famous boxers — including Sugar Ray Leonard, Tommy "The Hitman" Hearns and Neon Leon Spinks, who defeated Ali in 1978 in one of the biggest upsets in boxing history. 

Shultz said the belt was Ali’s favorite and he often wore it around the house. 

"After he passed away, Lonnie (Ali's wife) decided that she wanted to keep the Ali legacy alive and the best way she could do that was having a belt in circulation," Shultz said. "All the other belts are either in the Ali Center, they're in the museum or his kids have them. This is actually the only Ali belt that's in circulation, outside of the 'Rumble in the Jungle' belt which just sold at a private auction." 

Shultz said he was given the belt on the condition that he share it with people and thus share Ali's legacy. 

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"Lonnie gave it to me, said 'Tony, here's the deal. I want you to have every champion that you know, every champion that you meet, sign it … have their story told. I want (to continue) Ali's legacy of humanity, his spirit of equality, fairness, and most importantly that of conquering any challenges," he said. 

At the last sparring session for Dayton Fight Night competitors at the Brown Institute of Martial Arts, Shultz brought the keepsake and let anybody who wanted to have a photo taken with it draped over their shoulder. 

Shultz will be sharing the amazing keepsake tonight at Memorial Hall at Dayton Fight Night. Tickets are $20. The doors open at 7 p.m.

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Neon sign sparks small fire outside Quincy’s in Dayton

Published: Saturday, February 24, 2018 @ 4:58 AM
Updated: Saturday, February 24, 2018 @ 5:16 AM

A neon sign caught fire outside of the restaurant at 865 North Main Street around 3:30 a.m., according to our first responder.

A neon sign caught fire early this morning outside Quincy’s restaurant.

Crews were called around 3:30 a.m. to 865 N. Main St. The road was closed at Miami Boulevard for a few hours as Dayton fire crews were on scene.

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Expect heavy rain, strong winds this evening

Published: Saturday, February 24, 2018 @ 5:32 AM
Updated: Saturday, February 24, 2018 @ 4:30 PM

Heavy rain will increase the flooding threat today. Storms tonight may produce damaging winds.

Showers and thunderstorms are expected this evening, some of which could be strong to severe, Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar said.

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  • Flood watch until 10 a.m. Sunday for entire region; flood warning until 8:30 p.m Monday for Great Miami R. near Middletown
  • Strong winds, heavy rain likely this evening
  • Isolated tornado can’t be ruled out this evening

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A Flood Warning is until 8:30 p.m. Monday for the Great Miami River near Middletown, and a Flood Watch is in effect until 10 a.m. Sunday for the entire region.

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Tonight: Showers and thunderstorms are expected this evening, some of which could be strong to severe. Storms will move in around 7 p.m. and won’t exit until around 11 p.m. or midnight. As these storms move through, the biggest concerns will be heavy rain leading to flooding, and strong winds, which could lead to powerlines being knocked down along with trees being knocked over. With the ground so saturated, tree damage will be a high concern. In addition, an isolated tornado can’t be ruled out. The storms move out around midnight, but a few lingering showers will be possible overnight. Temperatures will be steady in the 40s overnight.

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Sunday: A pre-dawn shower is possible early, but aside from that clouds will decrease to allow for some afternoon sunshine with highs in the lower 50s. It’s also going to be a windy day with winds gusting over 30 mph at times.

Monday: Mostly sunny skies are expected with highs in the lower to middle 50s.

Tuesday: We get back into the upper 50s with mostly sunny skies.

Wednesday: The chance for rain returns in the afternoon and evening. Highs will be in the upper 50s.

Thursday: Rain showers are expected with highs in the middle 50s.

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