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5 things to know for final, first games at Middletown gyms

Published: Wednesday, December 06, 2017 @ 8:00 AM


            On Saturday, Dec. 9, Middletown’s boys and girls basketball teams open the new Wade E. Miller Arena on Breiel Boulevard. NICK GRAHAM/STAFF
On Saturday, Dec. 9, Middletown’s boys and girls basketball teams open the new Wade E. Miller Arena on Breiel Boulevard. NICK GRAHAM/STAFF

Here are 5 things to know if you’re attending this weekend’s Middletown High School basketball games that will mark the district’s goodbye to Wade E. Miller Gym and the opening of its new Wade E. Miller Arena.

MORE: 5 things to know about Middletown’s storied Wade E. Miller Gym

1. Two days of basketball

On Friday, the district will bid farewell to Wade E. Miller, its home since 1952, except for the 1970s when games were played at the high school on Breiel Boulevard.

The Middies face Butler County rival Hamilton on Friday.

On Saturday, Middletown’s boys and girls basketball teams open the new Wade E. Miller Arena on Breiel Boulevard.

Friday schedule

  • Boys basketball vs. Hamilton: 4:30 p.m. freshman; 6 p.m. junior varsity; 7:30 p.m. varsity.
  • Doors open at 3:30 p.m.
  • All games at Wade E. Miller Gym, Middletown Middle School, 1415 Girard Ave.

Saturday schedule

  • Girls basketball vs. Colerain: 12:30 p.m. junior varsity; 2 p.m. varsity.
  • Boys basketball vs. Lima Senior: 4:30 p.m. freshman; 6 p.m. junior varsity; 7:30 p.m. varsity.
  • All games at Wade E. Miller Arena, Middletown High School, 601 N. Breiel Blvd.

2. How to buy tickets

  • Pricing: $6 adults; $4 students
  • How to purchase: Click here to buy online or purchase at the Athletic Office at the Manchester Building, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. through Friday.
  • Both games are subject to sell out.
  • Only Greater Miami Conference, Purple Pit Student Passes, and other approved passes will be accepted.

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3. Where to park

  • Friday overflow parking available at the downtown Middletown transit lot. Shuttle buses will be provided by the Butler County Regional Transit Authority from 6 to 10:30 p.m.
  • Saturday overflow parking available at Miami Middletown University. Shuttle buses will be provided by the Butler County Regional Transit Authority from 6 to 10:30 p.m.

4. The uniforms

The Middletown Middies and Hamilton Big Blue will commemorate the final game in Wade E. Miller Gym on Friday by wearing 1950s throwback uniforms.

MORE: See a photo of the 1950s throwback uniforms here

5. Can’t be there in person? You can watch online

The final basketball game at historic Wade E. Miller Gym and the first game at Miller Arena this weekend will be broadcast online thanks to a Middletown church.

Stratford Heights Church of God has volunteered its television production equipment to be used for Friday’s last game at Miller Gym and Saturday night’s first game at Miller Arena. The games will be streamed live on the church’s website.

Police need your help: Can you identify these Englewood theft suspects?

Published: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 @ 11:50 AM

The Englewood Police Department is looking for tips regarding a theft that occurred on Sunday, January 14.  Two suspects were involved in a reported pickpocketing at a local restaurant.  

Once the victim discovered her wallet was missing, the suspects had already charged nearly $6000 in purchases. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Alan Meade at 937-771-2890. 

Changes to Facebook concern local small businesses

Published: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 @ 12:20 PM

Companies are turning your Facebook friends into a sales force. (Dreamstime/TNS)
Los Angeles Times
Companies are turning your Facebook friends into a sales force. (Dreamstime/TNS)(Los Angeles Times)

Many local small businesses are concerned about how changes to the Facebook News Feed algorithm will impact their ability to reach customers.

Two weeks ago Facebook announced it will change the News Feed to focus more on content from friends and family. 

Chance for rain, snow showers today with gusty winds

The switch could mean small businesses who rely of Facebook for marketing purposes will be demoted from customers’ News Feeds. 

Eighty percent of small businesses use Facebook for marketing purposes, according to research done by G2 Crowd and published at eMarketer.com in September. 

News Center 7 consumer reporter Rachel Murray will have insight from a social media expert and talk to local business owners and customers about what they think of the changes. Watch move starting at 5 p.m. on WHIO-TV.

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Published: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 @ 9:39 AM
Updated: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 @ 11:01 AM

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Chance for rain, snow showers today with gusty winds

Published: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 @ 3:38 AM
Updated: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 @ 12:15 PM

A few light showers or some wet snow is possible today, and more rain likely this weekend in the Dayton area.

>> WHIO Doppler 7 Interactive Radar

QUICK-LOOK FORECAST

  • Dry and warming up to end week
  • More rain for weekend

>> 4 tricks to help avoid illness during big temperature changes

DETAILED FORECAST

TODAY: Showers today will mainly fall as rain, but at times a mix with wet snow flakes can occur. An accumulation isn’t expected with the wintry mix. Temperatures will linger in the upper 30s, but fall quickly towards the end of the afternoon. They’ll be gusty winds around 30 mph at times today with any evening rain or snow showers ending rather quickly. 

>> 5-Day Forecast

TOMORROW: Colder temperatures start the day in the mid-20s. Some passing flurries are also possible for the first part of the day. Highs peak in the mid-30s as clouds decrease at nighttime. 

THURSDAY: There will be sunshine throughout the day with temperatures warmer than normal in the low 40s. The day will be dry.

>> County-by-County Weather

FRIDAY: We continue to see temperatures improve with sunshine and a few clouds as highs reach around 50 degrees. 

SATURDAY: The day will be breezy and mild with highs around 50 degrees. Rain showers will start to arrive and become more widespread into the night.