Pair replacing West Carrollton board president, longtime incumbent

Published: Wednesday, January 03, 2018 @ 10:06 AM

            Two new members are set to take oaths tonight on the West Carrollton City Schools Board of Education. NICK BLIZZARD/STAFF
Two new members are set to take oaths tonight on the West Carrollton City Schools Board of Education. NICK BLIZZARD/STAFF

The West Carrollton City Schools Board of Education will be taking on a new look this year.

Two new board members tonight will be taking oaths to replace a pair of longtime officeholders, including the 2017 president. A new president and vice president are also scheduled to be elected when the board meets at 6 p.m., according to the agenda.

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Joe Cox and Jonathon Lewallen will be filling the seats formerly occupied by Debbie Bobbitt and Roberta Phillips, last year’s president. Cox defeated Bobbitt in the November election. Lewallen ran unopposed as Phillips did not seek re-election to the five-member board that includes parts of Miami Twp. and Moraine.

The meeting is scheduled to occur in the community room at West Carrollton High School, 5833 Student St.

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Coming Sunday: I-Team investigates sex offenders on college campuses

Published: Thursday, March 22, 2018 @ 5:00 AM

An I-Team investigation uncovered information about sex offenders taking classes at area colleges.

In recent years, this news organization has shined a light on the epidemic of sexual assault on college campuses.

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Now, we are taking a look at how many registered sex offenders attend area colleges and what those schools are doing to protect students.

Look in the Sunday and Monday newspapers for full coverage on this important story.


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Slick spots possible as temperatures drop overnight

Published: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 @ 3:59 AM
Updated: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 @ 11:35 PM

Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini looks into what other problems you may deal with Wednesday and Thursday on the roads.

Skies will clear with temperatures dropping into the lower 20s overnight, Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell said. Some refreeze of slushy areas likely, which could lead to some slick spots.

>> Clipper-type system could bring snow this weekend


  • Skies slowing clearly, cold overnight
  • Sunshine to return rest of week
  • Weekend storm could bring accumulating snow
Five Day Forecast


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Thursday: Sunny skies will return with unseasonable temperatures holding in the lower 40s.

Friday: Sunshine will start the day but clouds will increase late. Highs will rebound into the middle 40s.

>> Remember these things when driving in the snow

Saturday: Snow will push across the Miami Valley. The snow may mix with rain in the afternoon, especially south. Some snow accumulation will be possible. It will become blustery with highs holding in the upper 30s.

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Sunday: Skies will clear with highs in the lower 40s.

Monday: Sunshine is expected to start the day with increasing clouds late. It will be milder with highs in the upper 40s.

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FBI investigated Jeff Sessions for possible perjury: reports

Published: Thursday, March 22, 2018 @ 11:03 AM

What You Need To Know: Jeff Sessions

The FBI investigated U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions for possible perjury last year amid allegations that he misled lawmakers about his contacts with Russians ahead of the 2016 presidential election, according to multiple reports.

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The investigation into Sessions started before the appointment of special counsel Robert Mueller, who is tasked with probing Russian efforts to meddle in the election and possible ties to President Donald Trump and his campaign officials, Sessions’s lawyer, Chuck Cooper, told The New York Times. The investigation into Sessions has since been closed, Cooper said.

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“The special counsel’s office has informed me that after interviewing the attorney general and conducting additional investigation, the attorney general is not under investigation for false statements or perjury in his confirmation hearing testimony and related written submissions to Congress,” Cooper told the Times in a statement.

Sessions told lawmakers during his January 2017 confirmation hearing that he had no communications with Russians during Trump’s campaign for the White House, but he faced criticism after it was reported by The Washington Post that Sessions met twice with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak.

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Sessions claimed he didn’t remember meeting with Kislyak, according to Bloomberg News. He emphasized in a statement released after the Post’s report that he “never met with any Russian officials to discuss issues of the campaign.”

Unidentified sources told multiple media outlets, including the Times, Bloomberg and ABC News, that Sessions was unaware of the investigation when he announced the decision Friday to fire FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe.

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McCabe authorized and oversaw the federal criminal investigation into Sessions, according to ABC News. The news network was the first to report Wednesday on the investigation.

The FBI frequently launches perjury investigations based on congressional referrals, according to the Times, though it’s rare for such investigations to lead to charges.

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Mueller’s team interviewed Sessions in January. Cooper told the Times that officials with the special counsel’s office have since told him that the attorney general was considered a witness in the case.

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Dog found burned to death, humane society asks for public’s help

Published: Thursday, March 22, 2018 @ 9:50 AM

Dog set on fire in Dayton

A dog was found to be set on fire, causing the animal’s death, and the Humane Society of Greater Dayton is hoping someone has information on how the incident happened.

“Due to the time and location of this incident, authorities are confident there are witnesses to this crime and/or those who possess knowledge about it,” the Humane Society of Greater Dayton said in a prepared statement.

A humane agent responded to the 1000 block of Kammer Avenue around 9:30 p.m. Monday after police and fire officials responded to a fire call.

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“Upon arriving at the scene, the police and fire departments discovered a dog that had been bound and set on fire,” the humane society said.  “The dog was pronounced deceased at the scene. An arson investigator responded to conduct a preliminary fire investigation.”

According to a Dayton police report, the dog appeared to have been hogtied and burned.

Anyone with any information can contact the Humane Society of Greater Dayton at 937-262-8091.

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