Ohio approves Wright State program that hikes tuition price but locks in rate

Published: Monday, February 05, 2018 @ 11:11 AM

Wright State University is implementing a tuition guarantee program next fall.
Wright State University is implementing a tuition guarantee program next fall.

Wright State University’s next group of freshmen will pay higher tuition but the cost will remain the same for the following four years.

The state department of higher education approved the university’s “Wright Guarantee” program on Feb. 5 after the board of trustees signed off on it on Dec. 15.

The program means that freshmen at WSU’s main campus will pay $4,627 per semester, a 6 percent increase from last fall’s freshmen, according to the college.

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Students on Wright State’s Lake campus will pay $3,096 per semester which also amounts to around a 6 percent increase. The 6 percent tuition hike is the highest allowed by the state for schools with tuition guarantees.

Although the price will be locked in for next fall’s incoming class, the university would still be able to increase tuition at the rate of inflation for the following year’s freshmen class.

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The fixed rate also includes housing and dining costs over a four-year period, according to WSU.

It’s estimated that the tuition increase would generate around an additional $1.4 million in revenue in the first year at Wright State, said Walt Branson, WSU vice president for finance and chief business officer.

Variations of tuition programs are already in place at several other Ohio colleges, including Ohio University, Miami University, Ohio State University and the University of Dayton.

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8 hot cars at the Dayton Auto Show

Published: Thursday, February 22, 2018 @ 5:13 PM

            Lighting up the Dayton Auto Show in Torch Red is the 2018 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Coupe, with an MSRP of more than $73,000. AMY ROLLINS / STAFF
Lighting up the Dayton Auto Show in Torch Red is the 2018 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Coupe, with an MSRP of more than $73,000. AMY ROLLINS / STAFF

Gleaming under the lights at the 2018 Dayton Auto Show, which opened today at the Dayton Convention Center, 22 E. Fifth St., are several hundred high-tech cars, family-friendly minivans and crossovers, rugged trucks and plush luxury vehicles, plus multiple attractions.

You’ll see not only great vehicles but may win something worth upwards of $9,500, plus possibly T-shirts, trinkets and gift cards for gas and merchandise from various contests.

The event is presented by the Dayton Area Auto Dealers Association. Show sponsors are the Dayton Daily News, Springfield News-Sun, Miami Valley Chevy Dealers and Dayton Area Toyota Dealers.

Here are seven hot cars at the Dayton Auto Show:

1. Corvette Grand Sport Coupe

Lighting up the Dayton Auto Show in Torch Red is the 2018 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Coupe, with an MSRP of more than $73,000.

2. Chevrolet Equinox LT

The 2018 Dayton Auto Show is offering the chance to win a grand prize of a two-year lease on a 2018 Chevrolet Equinox LT, courtesy of the Miami Valley Chevrolet Dealers. The lease has an approximate value of $9,500, Dayton Auto Show organizers say. Entries are being accepted at the show through 1 p.m.

3. Cadillac ATS-V Coupe

This 2018 Cadillac ATS-V Coupe Championship Edition, with an MSRP of $81,480 is one of only 200 manufactured. Its purchase includes two days of all-inclusive instruction at the V Series Academy in Nevada.

4. Chevrolet Bolt & Volt

The Chevrolet Bolt, left, and Volt are two of the many hybrids at the 2018 Dayton Auto Show.

5. Honda Civic Type R

Car and Driver has placed the Honda Civic Type R on its 2018 10Best Cars list for its mix of performance and poise. The lone powertrain is a turbo 2.0-liter inline-four that funnels 306 horsepower to the front wheels via a 6-speed manual gearbox.

6. Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat

American muscle? Here’s the Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat.

7. Toyota Camry

The eighth-generation, all-new Toyota Camry occupies a special place of its own on the Dayton Auto Show floor.

8. Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio

Adding an Italian note to the Dayton Auto Show floor is the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio. A Ferrari-derived 505-hp 2.9-liter twin-turbo V-6 drives the rear wheels; an eight-speed automatic is the only available transmission.


Now through Feb. 25, Dayton Convention Center, 22 E. Fifth St.


Feb. 22, Noon-9 p.m.

Feb. 23, Noon-9 p.m.

Feb. 24, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.

Feb. 25, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

ADMISSION: $8 for adults at the door, $6 online at https://www.tix123.com/tix123/eTic.cfm?code=DAS18. Children ages 9 and younger are free when accompanied by a paying adult.

DISCOUNTS: Feb. 22-23 – Military Appreciation Days, all with military ID will gain free entry; Seniors, age 65-plus, $6 at door. Student discount with student ID, $6 at door

PARKING: Available in the Transportation Center garage, one block east of the Dayton Convention Center on Fifth and Jefferson streets. There is a covered skywalk on Level 1 that will bring you to the third floor at the Dayton Convention Center facility. $5 flat rate

INFORMATION: DaytonAutoShow.com; Facebook: Facebook.com/DaytonAutoShow; Twitter: @DaytonAutoShow; Instagram: @DaytonAutoShow

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Watch Wayne LaPierre’s speech to CPAC

Published: Thursday, February 22, 2018 @ 5:11 PM

What You Need to Know: CPAC

National Rifle Association Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre addressed the Conservative Political Action Conference on Thursday.

Click here to listen to his full speech.

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Family member arrested for alleged arson in Dayton house fire

Published: Thursday, February 22, 2018 @ 11:09 AM

Fire Terry

 Dayton police arrested a man Thursday afternoon in connection with a fire just hours after city firefighters rescued people from the second floor and roof of the burning house.

Two people, a man and a woman, were taken to the hospital — with one of them reportedly suffering from life-threatening injuries.

Pets, people rescued from Terry Street fire

James Dennis, 23, of Dayton was arrested on suspicion of aggravated arson after the fire at 29 S. Terry St., according to a police report.

The victims and the suspect are relatives, firefighters said. 

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The investigation is now a joint effort by the Dayton Fire and Police departments, said Sgt. Michael Godsey of the Dayton police homicide squad, which was later called to the address following the fire first reported about 11 a.m.

Flames hit home on Terry street

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Here’s why this make-your-own donut shop shut down after barely 6 months in business

Published: Friday, December 22, 2017 @ 12:37 PM
Updated: Thursday, February 22, 2018 @ 5:00 PM

Opening day today for new Oakwood doughnut shop

The Dayton area’s doughnut wars claimed another victim just before Christmas.

INITIAL COVERAGE: Local donut shop closes for good

The Miami Valley has seen an influx of chain doughnut shops in recent years, and large chains such as Dunkin’ Donuts and Tim Hortons have said there are more coming.

More Tim Hortons restaurants are on the way (March 2017)

William Parsons, the retired Dayton police officer who co-founded District 6 Donuts, said that the business was not losing money, although he was disappointed at the level of walk-up sales. The driving factor behind the decision to close was the amount of time he and his sister — who has a full-time job unrelated to the doughnut shop — were spending at District 6. Parsons has law enforcement consulting and training businesses and spends about 180 days a year on the road.

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But Parsons acknowledged that the future of the local doughnut market will be difficult.

“Between Tim Hortons and Dunkin’ Donuts, it will be a tough market to thrive in,” he said.

District 6 had a different concept than the traditional chains, allowing customers to customize each doughnut, which was fried and topped on demand, ensuring that each doughnut was served warm with fresh drizzles and toppings.

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Two weeks after District 6 opened in June, however, Duck Donuts — which has a serving concept very similar to that of District 6 — announced it would open its first of multiple Dayton-area doughnut shops on Brown Street at Stewart Street near the entrance to the University of Dayton.

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Duck Donuts opened in October. Its shop is only six-tenths of a mile north of District 6 Donuts, at 6 Oakwood Ave. just inside the Oakwood border with Dayton.

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Parsons said he and his sister had decided even before Duck Donuts opened that they were either going to move to a smaller location that could attract more walk-up business or shut down altogether. He said he believes his product was superior to Duck Donuts.

District 6 fans were saddened at news of the closure, and expressed that sadness in their posts on the District 6 Donuts Facebook page.

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“Oh no! Will miss the nice atmosphere & yummy donuts,” one commenter said. Another wrote: “Thanks for being our local donut shop. The kids loved walking down for donuts!”

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“Say it isn’t so,” another wrote. “No one last hoorah? Please take my money.”

Another customer wrote, “I tried to help with promotion, but it wasn’t enough.”

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