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Published: Tuesday, July 11, 2017 @ 4:05 PM
Updated: Tuesday, July 11, 2017 @ 4:03 PM
CINCINNATI — And Daddy makes three.
The father of the Cincinnati Zoo's popular baby hippo Fiona has joined her and mother Bibi in their first time together as a trio.
Zoo officials say Fiona, Bibi and Henry were united in the Hippo Cove outdoor pool Tuesday morning before the zoo opened. They say the supervised visit of about an hour went well, with Bibi properly reacting protectively.
Fiona has been exploring the outdoor habitat with Bibi for several weeks, with some contact inside separately with Henry.
Fiona was born Jan. 24, weighing 29 pounds (13 kilograms). She overcame health scares and now weighs nearly 375 pounds (170 kilograms). Her parents weigh about 10 times that.
Published: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 @ 8:47 PM
OHIO — An Amber Alert has been issued for three children from Athens, Ohio, authorities believe have been taken today by their father following a domestic dispute.
If you see the group, you are asked to approach with caution because the suspect has a history of violence.
They may be traveling in a gray Dodge Journey, Ohio license plate GJG 8892.
The children are:
* Lilly Dudas, 4 years old
* Olive Perin, 2 years old
* Henry Perin, 6 months
They are believed to have been taken by Neil Perin, 34. He is described as 6 foot 1, about 190 pounds. He has black hair and hazel eyes, according to authorities.
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If you have information about Perin or the children, or believe you have seen them, you are asked to contact the Athens Police Department, 740-592-3313.
You may also call 1-800-843-5678 (1-800-THE-LOST).
Published: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 @ 6:48 PM
BEAVERCREEK — Kettering Health Network is celebrating the completion of the new radiation therapy center at Soin Medical Center with a ribbon cutting ceremony on May 3 for members of the media.
The public is invited to a community open house for its entire comprehensive cancer services on May 9 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.
Kettering Cancer Care is located at the hospital's Ollie Davis Pavilion in Beavercreek.
Attendees will be able to tour the center and meet oncology physicians.
According to a press release, the success of the cancer center allowed for an $8 million expansion to cancer services provided at Soin.
Phase one of the expansion doubled the infusion center in size to 13,000 square feet to accommodate more chemotherapy patients.
Clinical exam rooms also doubled in size to support the growing on-site medical oncology team.
The expanded infusion center opened in fall 2017.
The radiation center was completed in phase two of the expansion.
The 8,300-square-foot radiation therapy center includes a linear accelerator for radiation therapy, as well as a CT simulator and scanner to support the addition of an on-site radiation oncology team.
Greene Medical Foundation provided a $3 million grant to cover part of the cost.
Kettering Health Network is a not-for-profit network of 8 hospitals, 10 emergency departments, and 120 outpatient facilities serving southwest Ohio.
Published: Tuesday, April 17, 2018 @ 6:49 PM
Updated: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 @ 7:15 PM
BUTLER TWP. — UPDATE @ 5:05 p.m. (April 25): Police have released surveillance video that shows the robbery at the Verizon store on Miller Lane.
INITIAL REPORT (April 17)
Police are looking for as many as five males who discharged at least one firearm when they robbed a person of a purse and a cell phone at the Verizon store on Miller Lane.
The robbery was reported just after 6 p.m. at the store at 7070 Miller Lane. At least one shot was fired inside the showroom.
No one was injured, Butler Twp. Detective Kevin Sink said.
The car believed to have been used in the armed robbery, reportedly a blue Hyundai Elantra, was located Tuesday evening in the 1500 block of Weaver Street in Dayton.
Jim, a contractor from Tennessee, said he and a co-worker were in a company van outside the store when a car pulled up.
Three males came runing out and jumped in the car, Jim said, noting that seconds later a fourth male -- who had a dark or black handgun -- came out. He was wearing a hoodie and a white mask, as they all were. He was holding the firearm down at his side, pointed downward.
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Jim said his co-worker was able to jot down the license plate of the getaway car. Jim said he was getting in position to snap a cell phone photo of the car when he saw the firearm and decided to crouch behind the van.
"I don't want to get shot," he said. "I'm too close to retirement."
The robbers looked to be young men in their 20s, Jim said, noting that they dropped a backpack and a blue Walmart bag outside the Verizon store.
"My life is worth more than a picture," he said. "I'm just glad nobody got hurt."
Published: Friday, April 13, 2018 @ 4:14 AM
Updated: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 @ 6:37 PM
— UPDATE @ 7 p.m. (April 25): Police have released dashboard camera video from their pursuit of a vehicle believed to have been used as part of a burglary at a Troy Verizon store.
The suspects were able to elude capture when officers lost the vehicle in the area of Dorset and Philadelphia drives.
On April 13, police responded to a Verizon store in the 700 block of West Market Street in Troy about 3:40 a.m. on the report of a break-in. A Kroger employee reported hearing something being thrown through the store’s front glass, police said.
A pursuit began when a Tipp City officer noticed the suspect vehicle on southbound Interstate 75.
The suspect vehicle rammed the cruiser on Northwoods Boulevard in Vandalia, Tipp City Sgt. Marc Basye said. The officer was not injured.
The silver vehicle was occupied by three males, according to reports. What the suspects got away with was not known.