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It’ll be Hamilton and Butler County ‘feuding’ in this fun event to raise money for 3 local charities

Published: Friday, February 09, 2018 @ 8:40 AM


            The Hamilton Junior Women’s League is coming back for this year’s Eat, Drink and Give annual fundraiser with the Family Feud on Saturday, Feb. 10 at the Fitton Center in Hamilton. Last year, the Hamilton Junior Women’s League raised $22,000, the most its ever raised, when it featured roasts of three area figures, including Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones by Hamilton City Manager Joshua Smith. MICHAEL D. PITMAN/FILE
            Michael D. Pitman
The Hamilton Junior Women’s League is coming back for this year’s Eat, Drink and Give annual fundraiser with the Family Feud on Saturday, Feb. 10 at the Fitton Center in Hamilton. Last year, the Hamilton Junior Women’s League raised $22,000, the most its ever raised, when it featured roasts of three area figures, including Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones by Hamilton City Manager Joshua Smith. MICHAEL D. PITMAN/FILE(Michael D. Pitman)

The City of Hamilton and Butler County are starting a new feud, with bragging rights at stake.

And three Butler County non-profit organizations will be the beneficiaries of the competitive spirit by some city and county officials on display this weekend.

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The Hamilton Junior Women’s League is presenting Family Feud: City vs. County Edition — this year’s theme for the annual Junior Women’s League’s annual “Eat. Drink. Give.” event — from 6:30 to 11 p.m. Saturday at the Fitton Center for the Creative Arts, 101 S Monument Ave. in Hamilton. Tickets, which are still available, are $75 per person.

Event co-chair Erin Robinson said last year’s roast of Sheriff Richard Jones and others was the organization’s best fundraiser the “Eat. Drink. Give.” program has had to date. She hopes this year’s Family Feud theme can match last year’s success.

“That was the most we’ve been able to give,” Robinson said of the $22,000 raised, “thanks to the generosity of local businesses coming together. It was so exciting.”

Four county and four city officials will face off on Saturday in a Family Feud matchup to raise money for Serve City, Family Promise of Butler County and PARACHUTE: Butler County CASA. The fifth spot on each team will be unknown until Saturday, Robinson said.

“We’re going to auction those spots off,” she said. “We don’t know who those fifth contestants will be, so that’s really exciting.”

Butler County’s team includes:

Butler County Visitor’s Bureau Executive Director Mark Hecquet

• Butler County Treasurer Nancy Nix

• PARACHUTE: Butler County CASA Executive Director Chris Schultz

• Acting Butler County Water and Sewer Director Sue Vance

The City of Hamilton’s team includes:

• Mayor Pat Moeller

• City Councilwoman Carla Fiehrer

• Police Officer Mike Thacker

• Sara’s House owner/curator Sara Vallandingham

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“It’s going to be a good time,” said Nix, who has been a court-appointed special advocate for PARACHUTE since 2017.

Moeller, already in the competitive spirit, said the makeup of his team “sounds like a winning team.” The mayor said he’s been preparing by playing the Family Feud board game.

“I’m still not good at it, but it’s going to be fun no matter what,” he said.

But all joking aside, the mayor said the Junior Women’s League “is a great group and this will benefit the nonprofits” and the players on both teams have “a lot of fun people.”

“Win or lose, it’s a great cause,” Moeller said.

Eat. Drink. Give.” is the Hamilton Junior Women’s League signature event, and in past years it featured a dance.

That’s until last year’s roast of some well-known folks around the City of Hamilton. They included Jones, Hamilton native and movie producer Vince Jolivette Jr. and Rhonda Brown, a Hamilton philanthropist involved with InsideOut Studio in downtown Hamilton.

Jones raised an additional $5,000 within a minute which helped bump the total money raised to $22,000, which was divided among last year’s charitable partners, with the lion’s share going to PARACHUTE.

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Coroner called to crash, car fire in Trotwood

Published: Friday, May 25, 2018 @ 2:04 AM

SCENE: Coroner responds to fiery crash in Trotwood

The Montgomery County Coroner has been requested to a fiery crash in Trotwood.

The crash was reported around 1:20 a.m. in the 5200 block of Little Richmond Road. Initial reports indicated one person was trapped in the car after the car crashed and caught fire.

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This story will be updated as additional information becomes available.

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Man fights, pepper sprays Dayton police officer prompting ‘signal 99’ call

Published: Friday, May 25, 2018 @ 1:47 AM

A man got into a physical altercation with at least one Dayton police officer and pepper sprayed the official, prompting a ‘Signal 99’ officer assistance call early Friday morning. 

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The incident was dispatched as a fight in the 100 block of N. Wright Avenue around 1:15 a.m., per initial reports.

Officials from several jurisdictions in Montgomery County responded to the call. 

The man, who was reportedly injured as a result of the ordeal, was transported to Grandview Medical Center.

Officials say the individual was also resisting arrest.

No word on his condition.

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Vehicle crashes into Dayton apartment building, driver flees, officials say

Published: Friday, May 25, 2018 @ 1:05 AM

SCENE: Vehicle slams into Dayton apartment, driver flees

A vehicle crashed into an apartment building on Jewelstone Drive and the driver fled the scene early Friday morning, officials said.

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The incident was dispatched as crash in the 3000 block of the Brownstone Apartments just after midnight, per initial reports.

There were no reported injuries to anyone inside the apartment, according to authorities. 

The vehicle that fled is reportedly a green SUV. 

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Dayton traffic from the WHIO Traffic Center

Published: Wednesday, May 16, 2018 @ 2:44 AM
Updated: Friday, May 25, 2018 @ 1:29 AM

Traffic issues can be reported by calling our newsroom at 937-259-2237 or tweeting @WHIOTraffic.

Traffic conditions are updated every six minutes on AM 1290 and News 95.7 FM.

Major Highway Incidents

  • No incidents to report. 

Surface Street Incidents

  • In the 5200 block of Little Richmond Road in Trotwood, vehicle fire with reports of entrapment around 1:10 a.m.

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Ongoing Construction & Other Closures 

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Latest traffic conditions are also available on our traffic map. 

MONTGOMERY COUNTY

  • Arlington Road between Pleasant Plain and Upper Lewisburg Salem Road, BRIDGE CLOSURE, March 5 - Sept. 30. All ramps for I-70 will remain open. 
  • Airport Access Road South between US 40 and I-70, Lane closure May 8 - 31. One southbound lane will remain open.
  • Diamond Mill Road between Upper Lewisburg-Salem Road and Pleasant Plain Road, ROAD CLOSURE April 30 - May 20. The official detour is: Upper Lewisburg Salem Road to Wellbaum Road to Brookville Salem Road
  • Keowee Street north of Stanley Avenue, bridge closed until 2019. The official detour is: Keowee Street to Stanley Avenue to I-75 to Wagner Ford Road and back to Dixie. More information is available here.
  • Stewart Street Ramp to US 35 East, RAMP CLOSURE March 28 - Sept 30, 2018. The official detour is: Stewart Street to Edwin C. Moses Boulevard to I-75 north to US 35 west to James H. McGee Blvd. to US 35 east.
  • I-75 north Ramp to US 35 west, RAMP CLOSURE, March 12 - Sept. 30. The official detour is: I-75 north to US 35 east to Jefferson/Main Street to Ludlow Street to US 35 west. 
  • I-75 between SR 48 and Needmore Road, Nightly lane closures April 29 - July 31 between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. Will become double lane closures at 10 p.m. 
  • SR 4 between Infirmary Road and Frytown Road, ROAD CLOSURE April 23 - June 3. The official detour is: SR 725 to I-75 to SR 4
  • SR 48 between First Street and Riverdale Street, Lane closure April 2, 2018 - April 1, 2019. One lane will remain open in each direction.

GREENE COUNTY

  • State Route 235 between Dayton Yellow Springs and Enon Roads, ROAD CLOSURE for six months. The official detour is U.S. 68, West Hyde, and West Enon Roads.
  • Trebein Road from U.S. 35, Lane restrictions April 16 - August, 2018 for construction of a right turn lane. One lane will remain maintained at all times with flagging operations. 

WARREN COUNTY

MIAMI COUNTY

  • N. Market Street between Foss Way/Kirk Lane and Stonyridge Avenue, ROAD CLOSURE March 5 at 7 a.m. - Aug. 10 at 5 p.m. 
  • SR 721 between Sugar Grove Road and Deeter Road, ROAD CLOSURE May 7 - 28. The official detour is SR 721 to SR 718 to SR 48 to US 36 to SR 721
  • US 36 westbound between Scott Drive and Kienle Drive, Lane closure March 26 - June 30. One westbound lane will remain open. 
  • US 36 between Scott Drive and Aerovent Drive, Lane closure April 26 - August 31. 

DARKE COUNTY

  • SR 705 between Groff Road and US 127, ROAD CLOSURE May 14 - 28. The official detour is: US 127 to SR 119 to SR 118
  • US 36/US 127 between Hogpath Road and Horatio- Harris Creek Road, Daily lane closures April 30 - August 31 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.
  • Sweitzer Street/West Fourth Street between Pine Street and Sycamore Street, ROAD CLOSURE May 21 - 31. The official detour is: Pine Street to Washington Avenue to Broadway 

MERCER COUNTY

  • SR 117 between US 127 and SR 116, Daily lane closures April 23 - July 31 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. 
  • SR 49 between Menchhofer Road and SR 219, ROAD CLOSURE April 16 - 30. The official detour is: SR 29 to SR 118 to SR 219
  • SR 49 between SR 119 and St. Joes Road, BRIDGE CLOSURE May 7 - 25. The official detour is: SR 119 to SR 118 to SR 219
  • SR 29 between Wabash Road and Burrville Road, BRIDGE CLOSURE May 24 - June 13. The official detour is SR 49 to SR 219 to SR 118.

SHELBY COUNTY

  • SR 47 between Fifth Avenue and Wilkinson Avenue, Lane closures Jan. 21 - Nov. 27. One lane will remain open in each direction at all times. 
  • SR 274 between Shroyer Road and Island Avenue, Lane closure April 9 - June 9. One lane will remain open in each direction. 

CLARK COUNTY

  • I-70 east Ramp to I-675 north, RAMP CLOSURE March 15 - Aug. 15. The official detour is: I-70 east to I-675 south to SR 444 to I-675 north
  • Spangler Road south between Restoration Drive and I-70, Traffic pattern switch March 26 - August 15. Southbound Spangler Road traffic going to I-675 south and I-70 east will be moved to northbound side of I-675. Traffic will then be redirected to the southbound side of I-675 after passing over I-70. 

CHAMPAIGN COUNTY

  • Upper Valley Pike between State Route 296 and Lippincott Road, ROAD CLOSURE, starting April 16 for approximately four weeks.

LOGAN COUNTY

  • SR 274 between Morris Rose Road and SR 235, Daily lane closures May 1 - June 29 between 7 a.m. 5 p.m. 
  • SR 235 between SR 720 and SR 117, Daily lane closures May 1 - June 29 between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m.
  • SR 68 between SR 508 and Gunn Town Road, Daily lane closures April 23 - June 29 between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. 

AUGLAIZE COUNTY

  • SR 501 between Infirmary Road and National Road, daily lane closures April 30 - June 1 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. 
  • US 33 between SR 29 and I-75, Daily lane closures March 26 - July 31 between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. One lane will remain open in each direction. 

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