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High school principal apologizes for student cheer section’s racist chants

Published: Tuesday, February 06, 2018 @ 9:19 PM

Elder High School Principal Kurt Ruffing (Courtesy/WCPO.com)
Elder High School Principal Kurt Ruffing (Courtesy/WCPO.com)

A Cincinnati Catholic high school principal is issuing an apology for racist chants that came from the student cheering section during a basketball game Friday night.

The student cheer section at Elder High School chanted "PF Chang's" at a member of Asian heritage on the St. Xavier High School basketball team, our news partner wcpo.com reported Tuesday. 

Principal Kurt Ruffing on Monday issued a statement in response to the incident

"This type of behavior is not condoned at Elder, nor is it indicative of the lessons taught or learned in the classrooms, hallways and our fields of play, and it will it be tolerated," Ruffing told wcpo.com. 

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He said Elder is committed to use the incident to engage students "to recognize the differences in ourselves and in others and why those differences should be celebrated and not disparaged. 

"We promise to do better in order to reestablish your trust in us as we continue committing ourselves to preparing our students for life after high school," Ruffing said. 

Ruffing said administrators addressed the "seriousness of Friday's incident" at a student assembly Monday.

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Rain, storms to start the work-week

Published: Sunday, May 20, 2018 @ 4:50 AM
Updated: Sunday, May 20, 2018 @ 11:01 PM

Storm warnings in area

WHIO Doppler 7 Interactive Radar

QUICK-LOOK FORECAST:

  • Clearing expected overnight
  • More widespread showers and storms Monday
  • Drying out Wednesday through Friday

DETAILED FORECAST:

5-Day Forecast

Tonight: More dry time and clearing is expected overnight tonight, though a stray shower can’t be ruled out. Temperatures overnight will drop into the lower 60s.

Monday: Better chance for showers and storms returns. Highs will be in the upper 70s.

Tuesday: A few lingering showers, maybe a few storms are likely for the first part of your day. Highs will be in the lower 80s.

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Wednesday: It looks like we finally dry things out on Wednesday under partly sunny skies. Highs again will be in the lower 80s.

Thursday: Mostly sunny skies for your day with highs in the lower 80s.

Friday: We push closer to the mid 80s with partly sunny skies.

5 Day Forecast with Meteorologist Brett Collar

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Motorcyclists gather in Xenia for 18th annual Blessing of the Bikes

Published: Sunday, May 20, 2018 @ 3:36 PM

Bikers gather for annual Blessing of the Bikes

Hundreds of motorcyclists and their families gathered at Kil-Kare Raceway for the 18th annual Blessing of the Bikes Sunday afternoon in Xenia.  

Always held on the 3rd Sunday in May, the event raises money for veterans and charities, and tries to promote a positive image of motorcycling in the community. 

Clergy pray for bikers who have the opportunity to have their motorcycles blessed during a ceremony for safe riding. 

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GreeneBucs, a local chapter of Ambucs, an organization dedicated to the mobility of children and people with disabilities, presented Amtrykes therapeutic tricycles to five children and two veterans before the ceremony. 

In addition to raising money for charity, the event also promotes driver safety and teaches other drivers what they can do to avoid collisions with riders. 

Attendees walk around Kil-Kare Raceway in Xenia at the 18th annual Blessing of the Bikes.(MALIK PERKINS / STAFF)

Lawrence Taylor, Blessing of the Bikes Chairman, says people have to understand that motorcycles are different and you have to adjust the way you drive.

"They are smaller, they are in your blind spots more often and they tend to come out of the middle of nowhere it seems," Taylor said. "If you look over your shoulder when you are changing lanes, you will be able to see them a lot faster." 

Attendees enjoyed live music, sampled food from several vendors, received T-shirts, bandannas and door prizes. 

Volunteers from Kil-Kare, Dayton AMVETS, Wright Patt Air Force Base, Moose Riders, Buckminn's D&D Harley Davidson, ABATE and other motorcycle clubs helped sponsor the event.

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911: Your life might be on the line

Published: Thursday, May 17, 2018 @ 5:27 PM

Can 911 find you?

What if you needed help right now, and emergency crews couldn’t find you?

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News Center 7’s Jim Otte investigates why 911 dispatchers might not know where you are until it’s too late.

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A closer look at what you need to know when you call 911, and what technology might save your life. 911: Your Life on the Line, Monday beginning at 5pm on News Center 7. 

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Police find man with gunshot wound to the head in Dayton home

Published: Sunday, May 20, 2018 @ 6:13 AM
Updated: Sunday, May 20, 2018 @ 7:15 AM

Video from the scene from staff photographer Jeffery Brown.

UPDATE @ 7:15 a.m.:

A 38-year-old man was transported to a hospital with life-threatening injuries after police found him with a gunshot wound to the head in a home in Dayton, according to Sgt. Thomas Schloss of Dayton Police Department.

The man was found lying on the floor in the home on Brooklyn Avenue, Schloss said.

Homicide detectives were called out to investigate, said Schloss.

It’s not known how the man was shot and his identity was not released.

This is currently an ongoing investigation, according to Sgt. Spires of the Dayton Police Department.

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Emergency crews are on scene of a shooting in Dayton.

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The shooting occurred in the 200 block of Brooklyn Avenue around 5:50 a.m. Sunday, according to initial reports.

Police have the road between West Second Street and Edison Street blocked off with crime tape.

We are working to learn more and will update this page as information becomes available.

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