Local gas prices decline compared to previous week

Published: Monday, July 17, 2017 @ 5:55 AM
Updated: Thursday, July 20, 2017 @ 6:41 AM

Hand of man fueling up a vehicle with a yellow gas pump (stock photo).
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Hand of man fueling up a vehicle with a yellow gas pump (stock photo).(Images by Fabio/Getty Images)

UPDATE @6:41 a.m. 07/20/17

Local gas prices in Dayton gone up since Monday, according to GasBuddy.com data. 

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The average price of gas in Dayton increased 7 cents from $2.14 on Monday to $2.21 on Thursday. The lowest cheapest gas Thursday morning is $2.01 at Sam's Club on Miller Lane. 

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In Hamilton, the average price for a gallon of gas remained the same, $2.18, Monday and Thursday, however GasBuddy.com reports prices in this area are falling. The cheapest gas is $1.99 at Five Points Markets on Grand Boulevard. 

In Springfield, the average price for a gallon of gas increased 8 cents from $2.13 on Monday to $2.21 on Thursday. The cheapest gas is $2.05 at Marathon on Springfield-Xenia Road.

EARLIER REPORT

DAYTON — Average retail gasoline prices in Dayton have fallen 11.0 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.13 per gallon on Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 391 gas outlets in Dayton.

This compares with the national average that has fallen 1.7 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.24 per gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com. 

Including the change in gas prices in Dayton during the past week, prices on Sunday were 14.7 cents per gallon lower than the same day one year ago and are 3.9 cents per gallon higher than a month ago. The national average has decreased 5.0 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 3.3 cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago.

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 "As expected, gasoline prices over the last week were mixed,” said Patrick DeHaan, a GasBuddy.com senior petroleum analyst. “While the national average edged lower by a couple cents nearing its lowest of the summer, 20 states saw average prices move higher, two states saw prices little changed, while 28 saw average prices decline."  

The average price for a gallon of gas in Dayton Monday morning is $2.14, with prices stable, according to GasBuddy.com. The cheapest gas Monday morning is $2.07 at Marathon on Riverside Drive. 

In Hamilton, the average price for a gallon of gas is $2.18, with prices stable. The cheapest gas is $2.05 at Five Points Markets on Grand Boulevard. 

In Springfield, the average price for a gallon of gas is $2.13, with prices stable. The cheapest gas is $2.07 at BP on E. Main Street. 

"Oil prices, after sagging to close the month of June, had started July by surging, only to let up shortly after,” DeHaan said. “Last week, however, the market resumed the rise, posting a 5 percent weekly gain, so we're likely again to see something of everything: gas prices rising in most areas, falling in a few, and perhaps changing little in a handful of places as well. The bigger issue we're now looking at that could affect gasoline prices are a last minute special meeting OPEC will be holding on July 27. It remains a bit of a mystery what, if anything, they may decide, but all eyes will be focused on any policy changes or production changes."

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Pinning ceremony honors new VA Medical Center director Jill Dietrich 

Published: Thursday, April 19, 2018 @ 7:14 PM

Jill Dietrich
Veteran Affairs
Jill Dietrich(Veteran Affairs)

Newly appointed VA Medical Center Director Jill Dietrich's pinning ceremony was held this afternoon, marking the first time a woman has been sworn in to the leadership role in the VA’s 150 year history. 

"I was just extremely happy to be joining the ranks of the senior executive service and come lead the Dayton VA Medical Center, " said Dietrich. 

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Dietrich says she wants to create a high level of trust with the veterans and increase employee engagement. 

"Listening sessions, and walking around talking to people and tours, the culture here is phenomenal. "People here care and they want to do what is best for the veterans," said Dietrich. 

The Dayton VA has faced issues in the past, from a dental hygiene scandal in 2011 where a dentist was accused of not changing gloves between patients. 

In 2015, a whistleblower brought attention to a patient backlog in the pulmonary clinic. 

Officials say improvements have been made locally. 

The VA is currently facing national issues like concerns over hiring enough qualified staff and providing timely patient access to healthcare. 

The top of the VA is also facing problems.  

President Donald Trump fired VA secretary David Shulkin last month, and has nominated White House doctor Navy Rear Admiral Ronny Jackson to take his place. 

Dietrich says despite what's going on with the VA in Washington, the mission does not change at the local level here in Dayton.

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Layer Park opening could be delayed a few months

Published: Thursday, April 19, 2018 @ 5:15 PM

Layer Park opening could be delayed a few months

The reopening of Layer Park in Miami Twp. could take a couple more months, despite the sign out front indicating "Park will open in Spring 2018." 

The park has been shut down since January 2016 because of high levels of lead and arsenic found in the ground. 

The lead and arsenic was initially found back in 2013, when the park was the site of a former shooting range.

Those tests only came to light in early 2016, in what the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) admitted was a big mistake. 

The federal EPA used more than $3 million from a super fund to clean up the park, costing the township nothing. 

EPA work initially wrapped up in October, but the grassy areas still need more work, we've been told. 

Dave Hill, a resident who lives next to the park, is glad the digging and hauling of dirt is over so he can regain some peace and quiet. 

"Big semi trucks, hauling it out, all that earth moving equipment back there, steam shovels," Hill said. 

Township contractors installed a new play set, basketball hoop, and planted 60 new trees. 

The parking lot has also been redone. 

Hill says the reopening can't come soon enough, and is hopeful the park will reopen soon so he can take his grand kids.

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Greene County sheriff removes body from vet clinic near Yellow Springs

Published: Thursday, April 19, 2018 @ 2:45 PM

Greene County sheriff removes body from vet clinic near Yellow Springs

Update@4:13 p.m.

Greene County deputies were dispatched to the scene just after 11 a.m., and upon their arrival they found an individual with a self-inflicted gunshot wound, said Chief Deputy Mike Brown. He declined to release anymore information, saying the case remains under investigation. 

First report: 

The Greene County sheriff’s and coroner’s offices are investigating after deputies responded to a reported shooting at a veterinary clinic near Yellow Springs.

Crime scene tape is up around Hosket Veterinary Service, 4450 U.S. 68 North, where authorities responded this morning to a reported shooting.

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A coroner’s investigator was dispatched to the scene, according to Greene County Coroner’s Office Administrator Bill Harden.

Harden deferred all other questions to the sheriff’s office.

Sheriff’s Capt. David Tidd advised their detectives are involved in an active, open investigation at that location.

According to emergency scanner traffic, officers were dispatched around 11:20 a.m. to the report of a self-inflicted gunshot at the veterinary clinic.

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This news organization has a crew on scene working to gather more information.

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Street back open after gas leak in Fairborn

Published: Thursday, April 19, 2018 @ 6:08 PM

UPDATE @ 6:30 p.m.

The street is back open and the scene clear after a gas leak shut down a portion of West Hebble Avenue this evening in Fairborn.

FIRST REPORT

A gas leak has forced the closure this evening of a portion of West Hebble Avenue.

The street is closed from Third Street to Central Avenue.

Vectren is on the scene to start digging for the gas shutoff, according to a social media post from the Fairborn Fire Department.

There are no evacuations, Fairborn police dispatch said.

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