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Uber increases fees in Dayton 

Published: Friday, April 14, 2017 @ 11:06 AM

(Photo Illustration by David Ramos/Getty Images)

Taking an Uber from point A to point B now costs you more in Dayton. 

The popular ridesharing service is alerting customers of a booking fee increase. 

The booking rate increased from $1.85 to $2.20 a few weeks ago. 

>> Here’s what you need to know about Dayton's Uber service

“As a reminder, the booking fee is always included in the fare you see before you request,” reads an Uber message to its users. “Booking fees support rider and driver safety initiatives, as well as other operational costs.”  

This news organization has reached out to Uber seeking additional information. 

Uber Technologies, a vehicle-for-hire company, launched its app service in Dayton on on  August 28, 2014.

Lyft, an Uber competitor, launched on December 1. 

>> Lyft ride-sharing service launching in Dayton

On a national level, Uber has found itself embroiled in controversy in recent months. 

>> Uber sexism under investigation after female engineer’s ‘slightly horrifying’ story

>> Uber used secret program to track Lyft drivers

You won’t believe what Fairborn created with recycled water bottles

Published: Monday, June 26, 2017 @ 6:00 AM

Photo via City of Fairborn Facebook page

Residents can now enjoy downtown Fairborn while sitting comfortably on recycled water bottles. Yes, you read that right.

>> A pain free guide to recycling in Dayton

Last week, 12 brand-new benches made entirely of recycled water bottles were placed throughout downtown Fairborn.

Each one is neatly engraved with a local business or non-profit’s name.

The benches were a product of year-long efforts made by the Fairborn Parks and Recreation Department.

“When they did Streetscape in 2012, there was never a plan for benches for pedestrians to just sit around and have an ice cream cone,” said Alicia Eckhart, Superintendent of Fairborn Parks and Recreation.

>> 22 reasons to visit Fairborn

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The new benches make it possible to do just that. And because of the durable, 100 percent recycled material — Eckhart said they will be around to enjoy for many years. 

Not only are the benches a great substitute for less-sustainable building materials, Eckhart said that she hopes they might motivate people in the community to opt for recycling more often. 

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No fish tale: Centerville man catches 50-inch muskie

Published: Sunday, June 25, 2017 @ 9:05 PM

Wow! That’s a big fish.

Centerville resident Cole Menker caught this 50-inch muskellunge “muskie” Saturday morning at Caesar Creek State Park in Warren County.

>> Caesar Creek Lake beach advisory for E. coli lifted

“Haven’t caught a lot of musk in my life but he looks like he’s a high 40,” Menker said in a Facebook video on his page before catching the fish on an eight-pound line.

Menker was fishing with his brother C.J. Menker on their late mother’s birthday.

>> WATCH: Sky7 takes a birds-eye view of Caesar Creek Lake

“She must have thrown one down from heaven,” Cole Menker said in his social media post.

The brothers have been fishing and hunting since they were young. On Saturday, they were practicing for an upcoming Mid-Ohio Saugeye Trail fish tournament when the muskie, a type of Pike, caught Menker’s hook.

After posing for pictures, Menker threw the fish back into the water.

WATCH HIGHLIGHTS: Saturday at the Vectren Dayton Air Show

Published: Saturday, June 24, 2017 @ 11:05 AM
Updated: Saturday, June 24, 2017 @ 1:56 PM

The flying acts for the 2017 Dayton Vectren Air Show have wrapped up for Saturday. Gates for Saturday’s show will close at 6 p.m. Below you can watch video highlights from Saturday’s show. Gates will reopen on Sunday at 9 a.m.

>>Dayton Air Show: What we know today

>> Photos from Saturday at the Dayton Air Show

Saturday’s line-up included flights from the following acts and others:

  • Suzuki Extra 300 
  • B-25 Doolittle Raid Commemoration 
  • Geico Skytypers 
  • Sean Tucker 
  • Misty Blues 
  • F-18 Super Hornet

The Thunderbirds cancelled their Saturday flight following a crash during a practice flight on Friday afternoon.  It will be determined later if the group will fly Sunday.

RELATED: 1 of 2 Thunderbirds pilots released following crash at air show

MORE: Eyewitness describes Thunderbird crash

UPDATE @ 2:50 p.m.:

Live flights at today’s air show have concluded.

UPDATE @ 2:38 p.m.:

Redline 1440 is taking to the sky now at the Dayton Air Show.

UPDATE @ 2:30 p.m.:

The F-18 Super Hornet is performing now and will be followed by a performance by Redline 1440.

UPDATE @ 2:06 p.m.:

The Misty Blues are now flying at today’s show.

RELATED: Dayton Air Show: What to know about Dayton’s biggest air spectacle

UPDATE @ 1:51 p.m.:

Sean Tucker is now in the air at today’s air show performing air acrobatics for the crowd.

UPDATE @ 1:31 p.m.:

The Geico Skytypers are taking flight now.  Earlier this week, Dayton Daily News reporter Kara Driscoll flew with the team.

WATCH: In close formation, reporter rides in squadron of vintage war planes

UPDATE @ 1:12 p.m.:

The P-51 is currently performing a solo flight for the audience at the Dayton International Airport. The F-35 is up next for the Heritage Flight.

UPDATE @ 12:50 p.m.:

A B-25 Dolittle Raid Commemoration is getting underway right now.

RELATED: Crowds swarm AF museum as B-25s arrive to honor Doolittle Raiders

UPDATE @ 12:30 p.m.:

The T-50 jet gave the crowd a demonstration this afternoon and was soon followed by an aerial performance from Rob Holland.

UPDATE @ 12:11 p.m.:

Suzuki Extra 300 has taken to the sky at the 2017 Vectren Dayton Air Show.

UPDATE @ 12:03 p.m.:

Redline, a two plane act, performed a brief teaser for the crowd ahead of their mid-afternoon performance.

UPDATE @ 11:54 a.m.:

The Misty Blues are parachuting in to begin the 2017 Vectren Dayton Air Show. MSgt Alyson Jones is performing the national anthem.

UPDATE @ 11:22 a.m.:

News Center 7’s Caroline Reinwald spent some time this morning, before the air show begins talking with the Geico Skytypers.

Dayton Air Show: What to know about Dayton’s biggest air spectacle

Published: Thursday, June 22, 2017 @ 8:09 AM

The 2017 Vectren Dayton Air Show runs from Saturday, June 24 and 25, at the Dayton International Airport.

The event has been a Dayton tradition celebrating the Air Force, military and civilian pilots. 

Here’s information on how to go, tickets, schedule and complete coverage of the event, including photos and video.

» Insider’s guide to Dayton Air Show: 7 things to know
» Parking, deals, dos and don'ts


WHAT Vectren Dayton Air Show
WHERE Dayton International Airport, Vandalia
WHEN 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday and Sunday
TICKETS General admission tickets are available at area Kroger stores and at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. Advance online sales are available through Sunday, June 25th at 12 PM ET. All ticket sales are final, no refunds, no rain checks. Click here to view the assortment of ticket options, or call 888-695-0888. Tickets available at the gate are cash only.