Colorado deputy shot, killed; manhunt underway

Published: Thursday, January 25, 2018 @ 3:29 PM

Manhunt Underway After Colorado Deputy Shot, Killed

An Adams County, Colorado, sheriff’s deputy was shot and killed Wednesday after responding to a call, authorities said.

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Semi-truck hits barrier wall on I-70 in Huber Heights 

Published: Sunday, May 20, 2018 @ 1:10 PM


UPDATE @2:03 p.m.:

A semi-truck traveling westbound on I-70 hit the side of the barrier wall near OH-202 this afternoon.

Initially, Huber Heights city dispatch reported the driver was injured, but city police on scene said the driver was not hurt. 

The wreckage has been cleared and traffic is moving normally, police said.


A semi-truck has crashed into a wall near OH-202 in Huber Heights, city dispatch confirmed. 

The crash has resulted in an injury, dispatch said. 

We are on our way to the scene and will update with further details. 

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Human Trafficking is real; Here’s how you can help

Published: Sunday, May 20, 2018 @ 1:36 PM

A human trafficking educational program will be available in Greene County on Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m.

"Hidden in Plain Sight" is a Human Trafficking Educational Forum that will be held at Bethlehem Lutheran Church located at 1240 South Maple Street in Fairborn. This event is open to the public and has no admission fee. 

Three regional organizations that are committed to helping individuals impacted by human trafficking are partnering together to host this event: Ohio Faith Net, a Faith-Based Partner from Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine's Human Trafficking Commission, Thrivent Financial and Safe Harbor House, and Abiding Christ Lutheran Church.


Pastor Greg Delaney serves as the Reach Hope Director and is coordinating this event, Beth Bullock is the Reach Advocacy Director and is providing the HT101 Training, and Terry Powers of Thrivent Financial is a coordinating sponsor and advocate. 

During the event, attendees will participate in "Human Trafficking 101," which is a training for church leaders and faith partners on avenues of ministry and ways to help individuals caught in human trafficking, and will also include a testimony from a local human trafficking individual. 

Ohio Faith Net ( is a Non-Profit Organization that focuses on five areas of service; restoration, education, advocating, collaborating, and providing hope for individuals caught in human trafficking and suffering trauma - as well is a leader in educational and prevention programming.

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Dayton’s iconic tree tower reopens just in time for summer 

Published: Tuesday, May 01, 2018 @ 5:55 AM

Five Rivers MetroParks will spend as much as $390,465 to repair a tree tower and observation deck that closed in September after being damaged by fungal disease.

After closing for more than 600 days, one of Cox Arboretum MetroPark’s most popular amenities has reopened.

Reconstruction of the 65-foot-tall tree tower took place over the winter. Here’s what we know about the reopening of Cox Arboretum MetroPark Tree Tower:

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The tower closed in September 2016 after crews found soft spots in the structure’s three support logs. Fungus developed in the wood, and the tower was closed for safety reasons. Engineers determined the logs needed to be replaced. 

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The $475,000 tower, which first opened in October 2012, was funded by the James M. Cox Jr. Arboretum Foundation and Five Rivers MetroParks. The tower’s observation deck provides sweeping views.

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The Tree Tower at Cox Arboretum MetroPark has been closed and awaiting repairs that will start next week. STAFF/BEN McLAUGHLIN(Staff Writer)


“We have worked diligently to restore this iconic structure to its original beauty and ensure that the tree tower can be enjoyed by the public for many years to come,” said Carrie Scarff, MetroParks chief of planning and projects.

Five Rivers MetroParks last June authorized spending as much as $390,465 to repair the tree tower.

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Driver falls asleep at the wheel, crashes into another car on Far Hills in Kettering

Published: Saturday, May 19, 2018 @ 7:15 AM

UPDATE @7:28 a.m.:

A woman who fell asleep at the wheel crashed into another vehicle on Far Hills early Saturday morning, Kettering police confirmed.

The woman was traveling southbound in her Mercedes when she struck a driver in a Toyota traveling northbound, police said.

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The driver of the Toyota was taken to an area hospital for non-life threatening injuries. 

The accident caused the northbound lanes of Far Hills near Winding Rd. to close, but have now reopened. 


A 2-vehicle crash has the northbound lanes of Far Hills near Winding Road closed.

No injuries have been reported.

We are at the scene and will update with more details as they become available.

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