Ex-manager of entertainment center arrested for alleged sex with minor

Published: Friday, September 20, 2013 @ 4:40 PM
Updated: Friday, September 20, 2013 @ 4:40 PM

A former manager at a popular youth and teen entertainment center has been arrested for allegedly having sex with a minor.

Grant Reigel, 26, of Cincinnati, a former supervisor at The WEB Extreme Entertainment in Liberty Twp., was charged today with unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, a third-degree felony, for allegedly having a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old female employee, according to Butler County Sheriff’s Lt. Mike Craft.

Detectives learned of the alleged relationship through information from other employees and the girl’s parents, Craft said. He said the sexual conduct occurred in the parking lot of the business, 7172 Cincinnati Dayton Road, as well as both residences during a six-month period.

Reigel was arrested when he was confronted with evidence, Craft said. He was booked into the Butler County Jail, where he will be held without bond until Monday.

Jerry Weber, owner of The WEB, said Reigel has been terminated and they are continuing full cooperation with law enforcement.

“The WEB Extreme Entertainment maintains a safe environment for its team members and its patrons. We do not tolerate criminal or illegal behavior by our employees,” Weber said.

Study: Dads’ brains respond differently to daughters than sons

Published: Sunday, May 28, 2017 @ 8:09 AM

Dad and daughter taking a stroll.
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Fathers with toddler daughters are more attentive and responsive to their needs than fathers with toddler sons, according to a study published in an American Psychological Association journal.

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Behavorial Neuroscience journal. Fathers of young boys engaged in more rough-and-tumble play and used more achievement-related language, while fathers of daughters used more analytical language, the study revealed.

"If the child cries out or asks for Dad, fathers of daughters responded to that more than did fathers of sons," said lead researcher Jennifer Mascaro of Emory University. "We should be aware of how unconscious notions of gender can play into the way we treat even very young children."

The research took a look at whether the different ways fathers treat sons or daughters may be influenced by different brain responses to male or female children. TheEmory University and University of Arizona researchers took their study out of the laboratory and used a sample with real-life situations, the APA said.

The study used data from 52 fathers of young children (30 girls, 22 boys) in the Atlanta area who agreed to clip a small handheld computer onto their belts and wear it for one weekday and one weekend day. The device randomly turned on for 50 seconds every nine minutes to record any sound during the 48-hour period. 

The fathers also were told to leave the device charging in their child's room at night so any nighttime interactions with their children could be recorded, said Mascaro, an assistant professor in family and preventative medicine at the Emory School of Medicine.

In daily interactions, fathers of daughters used more language referencing the child's body (e.g., words such as belly, foot and tummy) relative to fathers of sons. Previous research has shown that pre-adolescent girls are more likely than boys to report body dissatisfaction and lower self-esteem relating to body image.

The study focused on fathers because there is less research about fathers' roles in raising young children than mothers, Mascaro said.

If fathers are more attentive to daughters and open about expressing emotions, that may help girls develop more empathy than boys. Fathers of sons could take the same approach, Mascaro said.

"The fact that fathers may actually be less attentive to the emotional needs of boys, perhaps despite their best intentions, is important to recognize," she said.

Previous research has shown that rough-and-tumble play by parents can help young children better regulate their emotions. Fathers of daughters may want to engage in more rough-and-tumble play with girls, even though such play is more often associated with boys, Mascaro said.

Power restored to thousands in Huber Heights after car splits utility pole

Published: Sunday, May 28, 2017 @ 6:42 AM

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UPDATE @ 8:15 a.m.

Power has been restored to thousands of homes that experienced outages Sunday morning after a crash in Huber Heights. 

All but 10 homes in Montgomery County have power, according to a DP&L outage map. 

Reports indicate a driver was taken to Grandview Medical Center with unknown injuries. 

Dispatchers said only one vehicle was involved in the crash and police have since left the area.

UPDATE @ 7:10 a.m.

Power has been restored to traffic lights on Old Troy Pike between Fishburg and Needmore Roads in Huber Heights. 

Over 1,600 homes remain without power in Montgomery County, according to a DP&L outage map. 

Nearly 3,000 homes lost power when a car split a pole at the intersection of Powell and Endicott roads, according to DP&L.

INITIAL REPORT

Multiple power outages have been reported after a car crashed into a power pole on Powell Road in Huber Heights, according to dispatchers. 

Dispatchers said multiple homes have lost power and stop lights on Old Troy Pike between Fishburg and Needmore roads are not operating. 

Huber Heights police and a DP&L crew are at the scene of the crash near the intersection of Powell and Endicott Roads. 

Nearly 3,000 homes in the Miami Valley are without power, according to a DP&L outage map, 

Around 5:46 a.m. a main line circuit lost power after the car crashed into the power pole, splitting it in two, according to DP&L Director of Operations Kelly Millhouse. 

Millhouse said an unknown number of homes will be without power until the pole is replaced later today. 

Initial reports indicate an ambulance has taken the injured driver from the scene.

Gal Gadot, Lynda Carter meet at ‘Wonder Woman’ premiere

Published: Sunday, May 28, 2017 @ 7:28 AM

Actors Gal Gadot and Lynda Carter embrace at the premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures'

Two are more wonderful than one.

Gal Gadot and Lynda Carter met, embraced and posed for photographs at Thursday’s premiere of “Wonder Woman” in Hollywood, ETOnline reported.

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Carter, 65, made the Wonder Woman character famous during its television series run from 1975 to 1979. Gadot is starring in the movie version, which debuts nationally on June 2. The two women reunited at the Pantages Theatre, along with the film’s director, Patty Jenkins.

"I am the bearer of the torch and now I'm passing it forward to Gal and to Patty," Carter told ET. "I spoke with Patty early on and I couldn't wait to meet Gal. The three of us share some sisterhood by living and breathing this character."

"I just love her very much so," Gadot told ET. "She is such a special women and a unique person and it's always great to see her, especially tonight where she's going to see the movie for the first time. And my heart is going crazy."

Carter admitted she was nervous before watching the film.

"I can't breathe. I am so excited," she said. "I really want you all to embrace this. This is another way to look at her. It doesn't mean to abandon me or abandon the way that I had her, the way that I played her. This is just another way to look at Wonder Woman.”

I'm in LA, so excited to be attending the premiere of the new Wonder Woman movie, directed by my friend, Patty Jenkins,...

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Fire crews investigating car fire, arson attempt at Dayton home

Published: Sunday, May 28, 2017 @ 4:04 AM

Dayton fire crews are investigating an arson attempt and car fire at a home in the first block of Murray Hill Drive. Cox Media Group Ohio/Stock photo

UPDATE @ 6:47 a.m.

Dayton fire investigators remain at the scene of a reported arson attempt. 

Dispatchers said the fires are out and investigators are working to locate a suspect.

INITIAL REPORT 

Dayton fire crews are investigating a reported arson attempt Sunday morning. 

Crews were dispatched to the first block of Murray Hill Drive around 3:45 a.m. on reports of a car and house fire. 

Initial reports indicate an a fire investigator has been called to the scene after a burning 10-gallon fuel container was found near the house. 

Someone attempted to set fire to the home's mailbox and porch, according to scanner traffic. 

Reports indicate the car fire has been extinguished and the fire near the house is under control.