WSU budget cuts: School of Medicine may lose most, athletics least

Published: Friday, May 19, 2017 @ 3:23 PM

Wright State’s school of medicine stands to lose the most in budget cuts, according to a budget proposal released today.

Wright State University has announced it will likely layoff around 71 people while leaving around 107 jobs vacant, in order to save money.

The biggest cut in personnel will come from Wright State’s Boonshoft School of Medicine, according to a budget proposal released today. The school of medicine will also suffer the largest overall cuts.

RELATED: Wright State will lay off 71 employees, leave 107 jobs vacant

While athletics will cut its two swimming teams, it will actually get an increase in budgeted funding.

The university detailed its budget cuts in a proposal today to the board of trustees finance committee. The proposal still needs approval from the board of trustees, who are expected to vote on it on June 8.

Below is a ranking of highest to lowest budget cuts per department. The list includes personnel and operational cuts combined.

1. Boonshoft School of Medicine: $3 million

2. College of Engineering and Computer Science: $2.9 million

3. Facilities management services: $2.13 million

4. Student Affairs: $1.76 million

5. Provost’s office: $1.69 million

6. College of Liberal Arts: $1.38 million

RELATED: WSU will help its laid off employees find a new jobs

7. College of Education and Human Services: $1.28 million

9. College of Science and Math: $1.06 million

10. Raj Soin College of Business: $1.06 million

11. Office of business and finance: $1.04 million

12. Library: $1.01 million

13. Computing and Telecommunications services: $1.01 million

14. Lake Campus: $1 million

15. School of Professional Psychology: $876,000

RELATED: Incoming Wright State students unfazed by school’s recent troubles

16. College of Nursing and Health: $795,000

17. Research and Graduate Studies: $792,000

18. Office of advancement: $540,000

19. Office of the president: $291,000

20. Human resources: $224,000

21. Enrollment management: $87,000

22. Athletics: $1.6 million increase

Missing Florida teen considered in danger, may be with man she met on Facebook

Published: Monday, June 26, 2017 @ 1:45 AM

Victoria Stites
Palm Bay Police Department

Police are asking for the public’s help in finding a Florida teen who is missing and considered to be in danger.

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Victoria Stites, of Palm Bay, is 19, but her mental capacity is lower than her age, Palm Bay police say. She is possibly traveling to Jamaica, New York, with a man she met on Facebook.

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She was last seen Saturday leaving her Palm Bay home, north of Vero Beach, wearing a green shirt and black jeans, and carrying a purple duffel bag. 

She has blonde/brown hair and brown eyes. She is about 5-foot-7 and weighs 135 to 140 pounds. 

Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to call 1-800-423-TIPS. 


VIDEO: Cruiser rolls away from Miami County deputy during traffic stop

Published: Saturday, June 24, 2017 @ 11:04 PM

A Miami County Sheriff’s deputy was in pursuit of his cruiser Saturday morning after it got away during a traffic stop. 

The cruiser traveled backward around 11 a.m. on Ohio 718 and into the intersection with South Dorset Road in Concord Twp. near Troy. 

The deputy sprinted and was able to hop into the moving vehicle and stop the cruiser before it hit anyone or anything. 

The sheriff’s office said they were aware of the incident, but the deputy’s name and whether he will face disciplinary action was not released.

An iWitness7 viewer shared a video of the incident. The video shot by Brenden Besecker shows the cruiser rolling backwards into the South Dorset Road intersection.

The Miami County Sheriff’s Office said they were aware of the incident, but we’re still working to learn the deputy’s name and whether he will face any disciplinary action.

Deputies: Naked, bloody man is suspect in Jefferson Twp. hammer attack

Published: Sunday, June 25, 2017 @ 10:11 PM
Updated: Sunday, June 25, 2017 @ 11:45 PM

UPDATE @ 11:45 p.m.

A man was taken into custody tonight after employees at a wastewater treatment facility in Jefferson Twp. reported a naked, bloody man was trespassing.

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office responded around 7:30 p.m. to Clean Water Ltd., 300 Cherokee Drive, and determined the trespasser was the suspect in an earlier felonious assault in the township. Deputies with the assistance of Trotwood and Dayton police searched the complex and were able to find him. They took the suspect into custody without incident, according to the sheriff’s office.

Deputies responded around 6:15 p.m. to an assault in the 20 block of South Northampton Avenue after one person hit another in the head with a hammer, the sheriff’s office said.

The suspect -- later identified as the man trespassing at the wastewater treatment  plant -- fled and the victim was taken to Miami Valley Hospital.

The names of the suspect arrested and the victim were not released.

Deputies said the incidents remain under investigation.


One person was taken into custody tonight after a report of a bloody and naked man at a wastewater treatment facility in Jefferson Twp.

The incident was reported around 7:30 p.m. at Clean Water Ltd, 300 Cherokee Drive, according to the Montgomery County Regional Dispatch Center. 

It's not clear why the man was bloody and nude, nor why he showed up at the business. 

Montgomery County Sheriff's deputies took one person from the scene to the county jail. 

We are working to learn more about the incident.

No fish tale: Centerville man catches 50-inch muskie

Published: Sunday, June 25, 2017 @ 9:05 PM

Cole Menker of Centerville caught a 50-inch muskellunge

Wow! That’s a big fish.

Centerville resident Cole Menker caught this 50-inch muskellunge “muskie” Saturday morning at Caesar Creek State Park in Warren County.

“Haven’t caught a lot of musk in my life but he looks like he’s a high 40,” Menker said in a Facebook video on his page before catching the fish on an eight-pound line.

Menker was fishing with his brother C.J. Menker on their late mother’s birthday.

“She must have thrown one down from heaven,” Cole Menker said in his social media post.

The brothers have been fishing and hunting since they were young. On Saturday, they were practicing for an upcoming Mid-Ohio Saugeye Trail fish tournament when the muskie, a type of Pike, caught Menker’s hook.

After posing for pictures, Menker threw the fish back into the water.