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Published: Thursday, November 09, 2017 @ 3:35 PM
— High school students in Beavercreek City Schools will be able to sign up next year for the new Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps program.
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The district announced today it received approval for the JROTC program, which will be an elective for grades 9-12 and is a natural fit for a district where 30 percent of the students are connected to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.
"We were thrilled that the answer was 'yes'," Assistant Superintendent Jason Enix told WHIO's Gabrielle Enright. "We received a phone call from headquarters about two weeks ago letting us know we are ready for the 2018/2019 school year."
Getting approval for the "US Code mandated citizenship training program" took two years to complete, according to the district.
The program trains cadets in citizenship, promoting community service, instilling personal responsibility, character and self-discipline, according to the district.
As many as 150 students are expected to sign up, and ninth-grader Claire Yamamoto may be one of them.
Yamamoto is among the 30 percent of Beavercreek schools' 7,800 students who are connected to the base.
Yamamoto said she's lived on the base for seven years after her family moved up from San Antonio.
Claire said her father recently retired from the Air Force. She's not sure yet whether she'll follow in his steps, but she likes having this new program at the high school.
"I think it's a good thing to show kids in the Air Force and kids outside of the Air Force what they do and how they do it and that it's a good atmosphere," she said.
Published: Thursday, July 19, 2018 @ 2:24 AM
Updated: Thursday, July 19, 2018 @ 3:11 AM
SOUTH VIENNA, CLARK COUNTY — UPDATE @ 3:15 a.m: One person was transported to an area hospital after a fire occurred at a mobile home in South Vienna early Thursday morning.
Fire crews responded to the 10000 block of Buena Vista Road just after 2 a.m. on a fully involved trailer fire, according to initial reports.
Damage estimates were not immediately available, however, officials said damage to the inside of the trailer was severe.
The occupant that was able to escape the fire was sent to the hospital for observational purposes, officials confirmed.
The fire remains under investigation.
Crews are responding to the 1000 block of Buena Vista Road on a mobile home fire that occurred early Thursday morning.
Initial reports indicate the trailer was fully involved just after 2 a.m.
Published: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 @ 3:37 AM
Updated: Thursday, July 19, 2018 @ 2:21 AM
THURSDAY: Butler and Warren counties are under a Air Quality Alert from 6 a.m. until 9 p.m. Mostly sunny skies are expected with some increase in clouds late in the day and evening. It will be warmer with highs reaching into the middle 80s. There is a chance showers could arrive overnight.
FRIDAY: Expect a chance for showers and storms, especially by afternoon. There is a chance for one or two stronger storms, especially southwest of Dayton by evening. Highs will be in the middle 80s.
SATURDAY: Numerous showers and storms are expected scattered throughout the day. Outside of storms, skies will be partly to mostly cloudy with temperatures holding in the lower 80s.
SUNDAY: Expect lots of clouds with occasional showers and storms. Highs will be near 80 degrees.
MONDAY: Partly sunny skies will start the week with a lingering chance for passing showers and storms. Highs will be in the lower 80s.
Published: Wednesday, July 11, 2018 @ 3:27 AM
Updated: Thursday, July 19, 2018 @ 1:52 AM
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Published: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 @ 9:13 PM
Updated: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 @ 11:16 PM
WASHINGTON TWP. — UPDATE @ 10:55 p.m.: The condition of the woman found unresponsive, at the side of an in-ground swimming pool at a private residence on Ladera Trail in Washington Twp., is still not known.
According to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, Washington Twp. fire personnel arrived and took over medical treatment. They took the woman to Kettering Medical Center.
A 44-year-old woman has been taken to a hospital after what is being called an accidental near drowning at a private residence in Washington Twp.
Officials tell us the woman may have fallen into an in-ground pool at the home in the 1700 block of Ladera Trail. Medics were able to find a pulse as they took her to a hospital, officials said. Her condition was not immediately known.
Family members were performing CPR on the woman when medics arrived, said officials, who were told the woman was in the water less than a few minutes.
The call was dispatched just before 8:30 p.m., according to Montgomery County Regional Dispatch.
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