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Published: Tuesday, March 22, 2016 @ 5:38 AM
Updated: Tuesday, March 22, 2016 @ 5:38 AM
DAYTON — A former University of Dayton student has returned a library book he checked out nearly 50 years ago.
James Phillips, of Minnesota, mailed the History of the Crusades back to campus, along with a note to the Roesch Library, according to a release from UD.
“Please accept my apologies for the absence of the enclosed book History of the Crusades. I apparently checked it out when I was a freshman student and somehow it got misplaced all these years,” the note said.
Phillips said he borrowed the book in 1967 either for a history class or his general interest, but left school and joined the U.S. Marines.
The policy in 1967 allowed students to keep items for 14 days, then face a fine of 2 cents a day after that. UD said the library will not be charging a late fee which, in this case, would amount to about $350.
Phillips believes someone gathered his belongings from his dorm room and sent them to his parents’ house, where they stayed until his parents passed away. The items were then mistakenly sent to his younger brother.
“He eventually realized the error and to my great surprise I received a box of goods from him. Lo and behold! Among those items in the box was the History of the Crusades book,” Phillips said in a release. “I apologize for my oversight in not returning the book before I left the University of Dayton, but I feel much relieved knowing now that it has finally made its way home to where it belongs.”
Katy Kelly, University of Dayton communications and outreach librarian, said there was no record the book was missing.
“It was interesting to see a book that had no evidence of our modern technology returned,” Kelly said in a release. “It still has the old borrowing card stamped with dates back to 1950. It was very thoughtful of him to do this because not everyone would choose to return it after so long.”
Published: Wednesday, July 11, 2018 @ 3:27 AM
Updated: Tuesday, July 17, 2018 @ 5:58 AM
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Published: Tuesday, July 17, 2018 @ 3:19 AM
Updated: Tuesday, July 17, 2018 @ 5:57 AM
TODAY: A nice morning with it being muggy early, but becoming more comfortable through the afternoon. It’ll be warmer than normal again with highs in the mid to upper 80s. Overall dry day with sunshine and some afternoon clouds.
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Published: Monday, July 16, 2018 @ 9:12 PM
Updated: Tuesday, July 17, 2018 @ 2:10 AM
PERRY TWP., Montgomery County — UPDATE @ 10:25 p.m.
Brookville firefighters rescued a family pet stuck in a drainage ditch after a neighbor reported hearing a dog barking.
Crews responded to the ditch on Air Hill Road, near Keener Road in Perry Twp.
“We did find a small 30- to 40-pound dog that was trapped about 40 feet in the storm drain,” Brookville Fire Capt. Jim Hart said. “We utilized a portable stretcher and two of my guys were able to crawl into the storm drain, and the dog was thankfully pretty friendly and we were able to get her put on top of that stretcher and use the rope system to pull her out.”
The 17-year-old dog was stuck and had potentially been there for about a day, Hart said.
The dog’s family took her home following the rescue.
UPDATE @ 9:50 p.m.
A dog was pulled from a 48-inch culvert.
The dog was described as about 17 years old and deaf and had been missing since Sunday.
The dog’s owners took their pet home.
A rescue operation is underway after a dog was found trapped in a 48-inch culvert.
Crews are on scene near the intersection of Keener and Air Hill roads, according to the Montgomery County Regional Dispatch Center.
The dog, described as possibly a yellow Labrador retriever, is reportedly 45 feet down.
We have a crew on the way and will update this report.
Published: Tuesday, July 17, 2018 @ 1:28 AM
Updated: Tuesday, July 17, 2018 @ 2:15 AM
HARRISON TWP. — UPDATE @ 2:20 a.m: A vacant house fire that occurred on Lodell Avenue early Tuesday morning is considered suspicious, according to Harrison Twp. fire officials.
OTHER LOCAL NEWS: Brookville firefighters rescue trapped dog in Perry Twp. culvert
The structure, located in the 2100 block, was fully involved when crews arrived on scene just after 1 a.m.
No other nearby homes were affected as a result of the fire.
No injuries were reported as crews extinguished the flames.
Damage estimates were not immediately available as the fire remains under investigation.
Crews are responding to the 2100 block of Lodell Avenue on a reported fully involved structure fire that occurred early Tuesday morning.
Initial reports indicate the incident was dispatched just after 1 a.m. at a structure that is reportedly vacant.