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Published: Thursday, December 21, 2017 @ 3:06 PM
— In most cases, a coffee mug would suffice as a Christmas gift for a teacher who has worked hard.
Mary Sommers of Beavercreek said the teachers who taught her son this year deserved something a little more intoxicating.
“How many coffee mugs does a teacher need,” she said. “But who doesn’t need a glass of wine after teaching a kid like mine?” she said.
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Good thing her friend just happens to works at a printing company.
As a joke and a thank you, Mary and her husband Paul gifted their son Jake’s teachers at Ascension School in Kettering with bottles of white wine with personalized wine labels reading: “Our Child Might Be The Reason you Drink So Enjoy This Bottle On Us.”
The Sommers’ oldest son, Daniel Joseph “DJ” Sommers, a sophomore at Ohio State University, posted a photo of the bottles on his Twitter page and the post went viral. Thus far, it has had more than 5,400 retweets and 36,000 shares.
Mary said her son is not a bad kid, but he is “that kid.”
In Jake’s case, the buckeye didn’t fall far from the tree. Mary says she was “that kid” when she was a student at Ascension, too.
My parents always get our elementary school teachers a present around Christmas. Typically something small like a candle or flower to say thank you. This year they got them bottles of wine & replaced the labels with their own with my brother on them... Happy holidays pic.twitter.com/hErPgrjX44— DJ Sommers (@Sommers_DJ) December 18, 2017
“My four older siblings were good kids and it was hard to live up to that, so I didn’t try,” she recalled. “(Jake) always has something to say. He’s that kid.”
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DJ and Jake both said they were surprised by how much attention the post has received.
DJ said he’s been contacted by a representative from “Good Morning America” and CNN, as well as television stations from around the country.
Besides being a fun joke, DJ said the wine was also meant as a gift for the teacher who has served his family.
His sister Sarah also attended Ascension. As an eighth grader, this is Jake’s final year.
“It is a farewell from my family,” DJ said.
For his part, Jake said he thought it was pretty funny.
“I guess my teachers deserve it (the wine),” he said.
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Published: Monday, April 23, 2018 @ 10:48 PM
MIAMISBURG — Four primary election state lawmaker candidates took questions during a forum of panelists from WHIO Radio and Dayton Daily News and offered south Montgomery County voters a chance to talk with candidates in Miamisburg on Monday.
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Three Republicans and one Democrat weighed in on key issues ahead of the May primary, according to News Center 7 Reporter Sean Cudahy.
Democrat candidate Zach Dickerson called for bipartisanship. His primary opponent, Autumn Kern, was not at the forum.
The Republican candidates discussed taxes, Medicaid and schools. All of the candidates answered questions regarding gun control.
“We’ve made their jobs difficult enough by giving them so many restrictions,” Republican candidate Sarah Clark said.
“There are smarter, better ways to make our schools safer,” Dickerson said.
“I do not believe that students should be armed...in any capacity,” Republican candidate Marcus Rech said.
“Right now, it’s up to each community and that’s how I think it should be,” State Rep. Niraj Antani, R-Miamisburg, said.
The forum was organized by the Dayton League of Women Voters who said they think it’s important for people to know where the candidates stand.
Published: Monday, April 23, 2018 @ 3:34 AM
Updated: Monday, April 23, 2018 @ 11:30 PM
OVERNIGHT: Skies will be mostly cloudy with a chance for passing showers. There will be some dry time as well. Temperatures will drop back to near 50 degrees by morning.
TUESDAY: Clouds will linger with a chance for passing showers through the day. Temperatures will be held below average with highs holding in the upper 50s.
WEDNESDAY: There is a chance for a few showers early in the morning with clouds slowly breaking into the afternoon. Highs will be in the upper 50s.
THURSDAY: Skies will become mostly sunny. Temperatures are expected to rebound into the lower 60s.
FRIDAY: Clouds will increase with a chance for passing showers in the afternoon into the early evening. Highs will reach into the lower 60s.
SATURDAY: Clouds will break with mostly sunny skies by late afternoon. Temperatures will hold in the lower 60s.
Published: Monday, April 23, 2018 @ 10:05 PM
DAYTON — Police are looking for the suspect accused of breaking into Venus Nail and robbing the salon in Dayton Monday.
A police report stated surveillance video showed a male holding a pry bar and forcing the front door open to the nail salon located at 1070 Patterson Rd. around 3:30 a.m.
The man was seen on video taking the money from inside a drawer and running out of the front door, according to the report. An undisclosed amount of money was reported missing.
The suspect was wearing a black coat, a hoodie over his head and possibly gloves.