Kettering library, art institute seek local artwork for new branch

Published: Monday, June 19, 2017 @ 4:14 PM


            Rendering of planned renovations for Wilmington-Stroop library in Kettering. CONTRIBUTED.
Rendering of planned renovations for Wilmington-Stroop library in Kettering. CONTRIBUTED.

The Dayton Metro Library and Dayton Art Institute are looking for “site specific” artwork to place in the soon-to-be renovated Wilmington-Stroop branch in Kettering, according to a press release.

Proposals will be accepted through Aug. 18 with commissions announced in September.

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A partnership between the library and the art institute called ReImagining Works helps acquire original artwork for each of the library’s new or renovated locations, made possible by an anonymous bequest.

For the Wilmington-Stroop Branch, regional artists — within a 250-mile radius of Dayton — are invited to propose newly created artwork in response to two pieces in the art institute’s permanent collection: Bold Endeavor by John Kuhn and Red Circle by Dwinell Grant.

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The pieces were chosen by community vote, mostly users of the Wilmington-Stroop Branch Library. An informational meeting for artists is scheduled for 11 a.m. July 15 at the art institute, located at 456 Belmonte Park in Dayton. Ruetschle Architects will be on hand to review the building plans and answer questions.

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The Wilmington-Stroop library’s extensive remodeling and expansion project has a targeted opening date of January 2019. The 21,000-square-foot library will encourage pedestrian travel, take advantage of outdoor opportunities and position the library as a community gathering place, officials said.

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WHIO Reports: Human trafficking

Published: Sunday, May 27, 2018 @ 9:34 AM

Sign of Human Trafficking

This edition of WHIO Reports will focus on human trafficking. It sounds like the kind of crime that happens somewhere else around the country. But, in fact, it’s happening in the Miami Valley. It’s a combination of a lot of crimes, often times it involves drugs, prostitution, organized crime, forced labor – some of them or all of the above. 

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Guests include: Tonya Folks, Trafficking Liaison with Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department; Susan Gruenberg, Human Trafficking Awareness Advocate and Amy Wilhelm, Safe Harbor House (Springfield).

WHIO Reports airs Sunday at 11:30 a.m.

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Local sports celebrity arrested in Dayton ATV incident

Published: Sunday, May 27, 2018 @ 7:12 AM

Robert Martin Jr., 30 of Dayton
Robert Martin Jr., 30 of Dayton

Robert Martin Jr., 30, known as the “legless football player” who gained national attention in 2005 for playing defense at Colonel White High School in Dayton, was booked into Montgomery County Jail Sunday morning for failing to comply with officers.

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According to a Dayton police report, Martin was driving one of the eight to 10 ATVs traveling southbound on N. Main Street around 12 a.m.

Several of the ATVs then fled in different directions from police moments later in the area of E. Third St and Main, the report said.

An officer followed Martin, who was traveling at a high rate of speed, driving a blue Kawasaki ATV to the railroad tracks in the 300 block of N. Paul Laurence Dunbar St.

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According to the report, Martin was found on the ground crawling toward nearby bushes while the ATV was on its side.

When asked his name, Martin said, “It’s me, Bobby.”

Martin was issued traffic citations and faces charges in Clark Co. for an outstanding OVI warrant.

Police have not confirmed if any of the other drivers were arrested. 

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Truck cab fire causes delays on NB I-75 in Miami County

Published: Saturday, May 26, 2018 @ 7:48 PM
Updated: Saturday, May 26, 2018 @ 7:55 PM



Wende Gard / Contributed
(Wende Gard / Contributed)

UPDATE @ 7:55 p.m.

Traffic is moving but motorists should expect delays due to a truck cab fire this evening on northbound Interstate 75 between Ohio 571 and County Road 25A.

No one was reported injured in the fire dispatched sometime before 7:45 p.m.

(Wende Gard / Contributed)

FIRST REPORT

Northbound lanes on Interstate 75 are shut down tonight after a semi truck caught fire, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol dispatch.

The incident was reported shortly before 7:45 p.m. at exit 69, near Tipp City.

Fire and EMS is on scene, but it’s not clear what led the vehicle to ignite.

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Boil advisory lifted for Franklin Twp.

Published: Friday, May 25, 2018 @ 5:57 PM
Updated: Saturday, May 26, 2018 @ 9:50 PM

UPDATE @ 9:50 p.m. (May 26)

The Warren County Water and Sewer Department lifted a boil advisory Saturday morning for affected residents on Pekin Road and Honeytree Lane.

FIRST REPORT

A boil advisory has been issued for some residents of this Warren County township.

The affected areas include Pekin Road addresses 2895-3209 and all of Honeytree Lane. 

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Residents in these areas are advised to boil water for two minutes over the next 24 hours.

Anyone affected can call Warren County Water & Sewer for further details at (513) 695-1377. 

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