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Summer school students sent home due to payment glitch

Published: Monday, July 17, 2017 @ 4:58 PM


            Belmont was one of two schools where summer school classes were canceled Monday. JEREMY P. KELLEY / STAFF
Belmont was one of two schools where summer school classes were canceled Monday. JEREMY P. KELLEY / STAFF

Dozens of Dayton Public Schools summer school students and several teachers were sent home after arriving at school Monday morning, because of a glitch in DPS’ payment to a vendor.

Dayton Public Schools uses Apex Learning’s online curriculum for “credit recovery” to help students who need to make up classes. Associate Superintendent Elizabeth Lolli said DPS’ payment to Apex arrived at their office Friday, but wasn’t processed properly, so the district’s access was shut down.

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“They were very apologetic. It didn’t get processed on their end,” Lolli said of a purchase order the parties handled Friday. “Somebody didn’t flip the switch Friday afternoon in Seattle to leave it on.”

Apex officials could not be reached immediately for comment.

Between 50 and 100 students arrived Monday morning at Belmont and Dunbar for their standard 8:30 a.m. start. Lolli said because Seattle is three hours behind, there was no way to immediately reach Apex to fix the problem. So students and about a dozen teachers were sent home.

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Lolli said those summer school sessions will be back to normal on Tuesday morning. The full-day classes at Dunbar and Belmont are supposed to run for another two weeks.

Lolli said Dayton Public Schools has had good success with the Apex summer school program. She said through the first week of July, 37 students either caught up to their grade level or finished graduation requirements.

Man fatally hit by truck while trying to save his dog

Published: Monday, November 20, 2017 @ 1:14 PM

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File photo (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)(Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

A man who ran into traffic trying to save his dog Sunday was struck and killed when a semitruck hit them both.

The dog also died, the Colorado State Patrol said.

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The 39-year-old man from Tennessee was driving with a 37-year-old woman from Nevada when they had an argument, according to the Coloradoan. The woman, who was driving, stopped their Toyota on the side of Interstate 25. A dog, who was riding with them, managed to escape from the vehicle and ran onto the highway. The man ran across the road trying to save the dog when he was struck by the semitruck, according to the Denver Post.

Both were pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the semi was not injured. The woman was taken to a hospital, according to the Coloradoan.

Rain-snow mix could impact region this week

Published: Monday, November 20, 2017 @ 3:57 AM

How cold will we be for Thanksgiving? Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini has a look at the week.

QUICK-LOOK FORECAST

  • Lots of sunshine, but chilly today
  • Few showers Tuesday with rain/snow mix possible
  • Quiet for Thanksgiving

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DETAILED FORECAST

Today: 

Mostly sunny, breezy and chilly today with highs in the upper 40s. Wind chills during the afternoon in the upper 30s. Skies clear tonight and turning cold with lows in the middle 30s.

Tuesday: 

Dry and sunny to start the day. Clouds increase into the afternoon as a cold front approaches. Highs around 50. A weak front passes into the evening bringing a few passing light rain showers. May see a rain snow mix for a few before showers end quickly overnight. 

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Wednesday: It will be cold again with temperatures in the morning in the 20s. A slick spot or two on bridges and overpasses can’t be ruled out where there were showers. There will be sunshine and a few clouds. Highs will only reach the upper 30s, which is about 10 degrees colder than normal.

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Thanksgiving: We’ll have beautiful weather for Thanksgiving this year. It will be cool and sunny with highs in the low 40s and dry from start to finish.

Friday: It will be a frigid morning for Black Friday shoppers as temperatures will start in the upper 20s. Skies will be sunny, so it will warm to the mid-40s. It will stay dry.

OSP: Pilot forgot to use landing gear prior to crash

Published: Sunday, November 19, 2017 @ 4:53 PM

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The roof of a police patrol car at night, with the blue and red lights flashing.(kali9/Getty Images/iStockphoto)

UPDATE @ 12:49 p.m. (Nov. 20):

A pilot forgot to initiate his landing gear when he crashed his airplane at Grimes Field Airport in Urbana Sunday, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

The airplane crashed at 3:30 p.m. and had originated from Trumbull County Airfield in northeast Ohio, troopers said.

No injuries were reported and the FAA was called to conduct an investigation, however so far no citations have been issued, the patrol said.

The airplane was a Cessna 310, OSP said.

INITIAL REPORT:

State troopers are investigating a plane crash that occurred at Grimes Field Airport in Urbana Sunday afternoon. 

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Investigators were dispatched to the airport around 3:30 p.m. Sunday after the incident was reported. 

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Dispatchers said the incident was ‘minor’ and no injuries were reported. 

Additional details, including possible factors were not immediately available. 

We’re monitoring this developing story and we’ll update this page as details become available. 

10 tips for Black Friday shopping

Published: Monday, November 20, 2017 @ 12:07 PM

Black Friday 2017 Deals

The Thanksgiving turkey isn’t on the table yet, but retailers and shoppers are gearing up for Black Friday sales.

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Here are 10 tips on how to make the most of your Black Friday shopping:

1. Start tracking now

Gone are the days when being the person asleep in front of the store at 2 a.m. meant you were the most dedicated shopper. Black Friday is now a month of big deals.

Those prices shift throughout the holiday season, though, so if you really want to judge how good the sales are, you’ll need to track the deals leading up to Black Friday.

The same goes for Cyber Monday, which now stretches into a week of online specials.

2. Get a sneak peek at the ads

If you want to get the best deals, get a look at the ads. You might think they haven’t been released yet, but the retail industry has more leaks than Washington.

You’ll find tons of leaked Black Friday ad scans at bfads.netbestblackfriday.comdealnews.comgottadeal.com and theblackfriday.com.

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3. Compare prices

While it’s tempting to grab the last one of a product on the shelf, take a minute and make sure you’re getting the best deal on it.

There are plenty of websites and apps to help you with this. Start with PriceGrabber.comPriceWatch.comShopping.comShopzillaGoogle Shopping and NexTag.com.

You may not be able to do direct model-to-model pricing, but you can at least see what the best deal available on all the 46” TVs, for example.

4. Figure out your priorities

On the big day, figure out what you want to buy, which store you want to hit first and the importance of each present. This helps put your “must haves” near the top so you’ll prioritize getting those first.

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5. Remember your usual haunts

If you’ve got a favorite retail outlet, you should be signed up for their loyalty program. (But don’t go as far as wearing their colors -- wearing red to Target on Black Friday is like putting their bullseye on your back).

If your store has a Black Friday shopping alert, it will help you get the first word on promotions, coupons and discounts. In some cases, you can even find out whether the products you want are in stock or eligible for a buy online/pick up at the store option. That’ll save you shipping costs.

6. Monitor the social channels

Retailers often use Facebook and Twitter for releasing deals and promotions. They can also give customers who like or follow them special alerts to Black Friday discounts and incentives.

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7. Put your phone to work

There are few days when your phone is more important than Black Friday, whether it’s coordinating with others in your party or comparison shopping.

Make sure you have some comparison-shopping apps such as ShopSavvyBuyViaFlippRetailMeNot and SlickDeals. You should also have apps from the stores you’re visiting.

8. Stick to your budget

Rule No. 1 of saving money during the holiday season is stick to your budget. But walking into a store on Black Friday is walking into a retail carnival, and impulse buying opportunities are everywhere.

Take a deep breath, focus on your list and try not to let the deals overwhelm you. A popular option is to try buying with cash, so you can see firsthand how much you are spending.

9. Beware the price match

While many stores usually have price-match policies, those can go out the window during Black Friday.

Check the fine print on their price-match policies. Also check the return and exchange policies to make sure that the store won’t charge a restocking fee for any item you bring back.

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10. Accessorize carefully

Those great deals on TVs get you in the door, but there won’t be deals on accessories such as HDMI cables.

If you know you’ll need an HDMI cable, look at discount online stores, such as monoprice.com or bluejeanscable.com.

There’s a lot of misinformation out there about HDMI cables, but you can get a cable that is much more reasonably priced than the $35 for a 6-foot cable at a store.

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More Than 55 Stores Will Be Closed On Thanksgiving Day 2017