Hear from the 4 Democrats who want to challenge Congressman Warren Davidson

Published: Tuesday, April 17, 2018 @ 8:00 AM


            Rep. Warren Davidson, R-Troy, (pictured) will in November face the winner of a four-person Democratic Party May 8 primary race. Davidson is an incumbent congressman who faces no opposition in the May primary. MICHAEL D. PITMAN/FILE
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Rep. Warren Davidson, R-Troy, (pictured) will in November face the winner of a four-person Democratic Party May 8 primary race. Davidson is an incumbent congressman who faces no opposition in the May primary. MICHAEL D. PITMAN/FILE(Michael Pitman)

The Butler County Democratic Party and Miami University College Democrats are hosting a candidates forum today, April 17, featuring the four people hoping to unseat the 8th Congressional District’s Republican incumbent.

The four candidates will share the dais at 6:30 p.m. today at the Miami University Downtown Center at 221 High St. in Hamilton. Voters will decide in the May 8 primary election which of these candidates they feel can beat Congressman Warren Davidson, R-Troy, in November.

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The candidates include:

• Bill Ebben of West Chester Twp.

• Vanessa Enoch of West Chester Twp.

• Matthew J. Guyette of Greenville

• Ted Jones of Piqua

The 8th Congressional District includes all of Butler, Clark, Darke, Miami and Preble counties and the southernmost portion of Mercer County. The winner of the May 8 primary will face Davidson in the Nov. 6 general election.

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“Just as we’ve seen across the nation, there is heightened interest in people running for office as a Democrat and voter interest in Democratic candidates, and Butler County is no exception,” said Butler County Democratic Party spokesman Brian Hester. “We cannot recall having four candidates seek the Democratic nomination in our county.”

The event is open to the public, but space is limited. To RSVP, call 513-896-5201.

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Statehouse candidates answer voter questions in Montgomery County

Published: Monday, April 23, 2018 @ 10:48 PM

Ohio House candidates debate

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. 

>> Voter Guide

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.

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“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.

The primary election is set for May 8. 

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Showers will continue to linger through Tuesday

Published: Monday, April 23, 2018 @ 3:34 AM
Updated: Monday, April 23, 2018 @ 11:30 PM

Rain showers are expected today in the Dayton area.

>> Live Doppler 7 Interactive Radar

QUICK-LOOK FORECAST

  • On and off showers tonight
  • Temperatures holding below average
  • Temps on the rise again late week

>> 5-Day Forecast

DETAILED FORECAST

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.

>> County-by-County Weather 

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.

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Police looking for suspect in nail salon robbery in Dayton

Published: Monday, April 23, 2018 @ 10:05 PM

Police are looking for the suspect accused of breaking into Venus Nail and robbing the salon in Dayton Monday.

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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.

Got a tip? Call our monitored 24-hour line, 937-259-2237, or send it to newsdesk@cmgohio.com

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Red Cross to install free smoke alarms in Dayton area homes

Published: Monday, April 23, 2018 @ 8:33 PM

The American Red Cross and its partners want to install 850 free, working smoke alarms in Dayton area homes as part of its nationwide campaign effort to reduce the number of deaths and injuries from home fires.

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The American Red Cross, Rebuilding Together Dayton, the Dayton Fire Department and others will hold a home fire safety and smoke alarm installation event April 28 from 9:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Job and Family Services located at 1111 S. Edwin C. Moses Blvd. in Dayton, according to Cory Paul of the American Red Cross Dayton Area Chapter.

Trained volunteers will go to the Carillion neighborhood the same day to install free smoke alarms and help families with a fire escape plan from 9:30 a.m until 3 p.m., Paul said.

“The goal of the campaign is to reduce the number of home fire deaths and injuries by 25 percent. To make this impact, we must start locally,” Paul said.

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Seven people die per day due to home fires across the country, with 60 percent of deaths occurring because of no or nonworking smoke alarms, according to Paul.

The Dayton Area Chapter Red Cross is a non-profit organization that has helped thousands of people affected by local disasters for over 100 years.

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