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Trick-or-Treat forecast: What you need to know

Published: Monday, October 30, 2017 @ 6:17 AM
Updated: Tuesday, October 31, 2017 @ 2:59 AM

Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini looks at the forecast for some specific cities in the Miami Valley.

Temperatures have trended downward as we approach the end of October, and Halloween night will be no exception, said Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini.

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It will be dry tonight, but it will be chilly with temperatures only reaching the middle 40s. Normally we should see highs in the upper 50s.

Get your county-by-county weather forecast

Temperatures will keep falling through the 40s during trick-or-treat time. Sunset will be around 6:35 p.m. 

By 9 p.m., most cities will already be in the low 30s. 

Clouds increase for the night, but it will stay dry. Dress the kids in layers.

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Belmont mother’s threat complaint 1 of 18 police responses to the school this year

Published: Friday, April 20, 2018 @ 2:14 PM

Police responded at Belmont High School after a mother says a video shows a teacher threatening a student.

Video a Belmont mother said shows a teacher threatening her son at the high school Wednesday led to a police response to the school, one of 18 so far in 2018, according to records.

The mother said the dispute began over her son playing music on a computer inside the school and then escalated.

Since Jan. 1, Dayton police have responded to the high school 18 times, several which included assaults and fights, according to records.

Belmont mother’s threat complaint 1 of 18 police responses to the school this year

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Dayton Public Schools has made changes in the wake of the numerous incidents at the school.

“Because of this type of behavior occurring regularly at Belmont, the district took strong action and adjusted that building’s disciplinary support,” a statement from the district read.

Belmont is now managed by a team of 11 Dayton Public Schools staff members, who daily, carefully monitor the details of academics and discipline, according to the district.

We’re working to learn whether a school investigation is underway into the Wednesday video, a police report indicates no criminal activity occurred during the incident.

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Child inside vehicle involved in St. Marys pursuit, arrest made

Published: Friday, April 20, 2018 @ 4:08 PM

Child inside vehicle involved in St. Marys pursuit, arrest made

A man was arrested following a pursuit across two counties Thursday night that ended with his vehicle in a field.

Christopher Thornton, 38, of Phillipsburg, was arrested on suspicion of failure to comply, child endangering, theft of a motor vehicle and resisting arrest, according to St. Marys police.

St. Marys police were responding to the report of a stolen vehicle spotted in the Auglaize County city near a gas station on the corner of Main and South streets around 10 p.m., according to police.

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That triggered the pursuit that continued into southern Auglaize and ended, after stop sticks were used to deflate tires, in a Mercer County field in the 1100 block of Goettmoeller Road. 

A child related to Thornton, whose age was not released, was in the stolen vehicle, police said.  The child’s condition was not released.

Troopers with the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Auglaize County and Mercer County deputies and New Bremen Police were involved in the pursuit.

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Bomb squad called to Union home

Published: Friday, April 20, 2018 @ 4:30 PM

Bomb Squad

The bomb squad is on the scene at a home on Laurelgrove Drive in Union this afternoon.

The incident has been going on since at least 3:45 p.m., according to a witness.

Police seem to be centering their investigation in the backyard of a home in the first block of Laurelgrove.

We’re working to learn more.

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Shooting at vet clinic near Yellow Springs investigated as self-inflicted fatality

Published: Thursday, April 19, 2018 @ 2:45 PM
Updated: Thursday, April 19, 2018 @ 8:16 PM

Greene County sheriff removes body from vet clinic near Yellow Springs

UPDATE @ 8:01 p.m.: The shooting at the Hosket Veterinary Services on Thursday is being investigated as a self-inflicted fatality, Greene County sheriff’s Chief Deputy Mike Brown said.

Deputies dispatched about 11:20 a.m. to the business, 4450 U.S. 68 North, found an individual who had suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound, Chief Deputy Mike Brown said. He declined to release any more information, saying the case remains under investigation. 

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A Greene County coroner’s investigator has removed the body.

Community members and friends who went to the business said they are stunned that something like this happened here.

“I mean, this is so devastating. It’s hard to even talk about it,” said Pamela Davis. 

People who had come to the business for appointments found deputies engaged in their investigation of the incident.

“My sympathy is to the family. All we can do is lean on each other and be supportive of them,” Kathy McConehea, of Yellow Springs.

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