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Puppies sold at pet stores linked to Ohio outbreak, six other states

Published: Monday, September 11, 2017 @ 1:12 PM

Puppies sold at Petland are linked as the likely source of an infection outbreak in Ohio and six other states.

The outbreak of the infection, which can spread to people from puppies and dogs, has been linked to 39 people reported sick including nine hospitalizations, though no deaths have been reported, according to the Ohio Department of Health and Centers for Disease Control. People with the Campylobacter infection might show no signs of illness or might have diarrhea, vomiting, or a fever.

Petland said in a statement that “The CDC has not identified any failures of Petland’s operating system that would lead to any campylobacter infection. Petland reinforces proper hand sanitization before and after playing with any of our puppies with the many sanitation stations in each store and has strict kennel sanitation procedures and protocols put in place by consulting veterinarians. The CDC stated that ‘regardless of where they came from, any puppy and dog’ can carry the germ. However, Petland is the only national source of puppies that can trace a puppy from its new owner back to its original kennel. Petland is proud of our commitment to quality controls and record keeping and we are happy to help the CDC in this new endeavor.”

Locally, Petland has a store in the Miller Lane area at 3444 York Commons Blvd.

The agencies said in a statement that evidence links puppies sold at Petland as the likely source of the outbreak and Petland is “cooperating with public health and animal health officials to address this outbreak.”

The CDC advises:

Wash your hands thoroughly after touching dogs, their poop, or their food. Take extra care that children playing with the puppies also wash their hands carefully.

  • Pick up and dispose of dog poop, especially in areas where children might play.

  • Contact your veterinarian if you notice any signs of illness in your puppy or dog.


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    Victim struck in pedestrian crash on Salem Ave. ID’d

    Published: Thursday, May 24, 2018 @ 11:56 AM
    Updated: Thursday, May 24, 2018 @ 2:44 PM

    WATCH: RTA bus surveillance captures pedestrian struck by car

    UPDATE @ 4:14 p.m. (May 25):

    The man struck and hit by a vehicle that veered off the road to avoid hitting an RTA bus on Salem Avenue has been identified, the sheriff’s office said.

    Vincent Boyd, 37, has been treated and released from Grandview Hospital, officials said.

    UPDATE @2:45 p.m.(May 24):

    Salem Avenue has reopened following an earlier pedestrian crash that caused serious injuries.


    UPDATE @ 1:50 p.m.: 

    A pedestrian was hit by a car that couldn’t stop fast enough for a stopped RTA bus on Salem Avenue, according to Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Rob Streck. 

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    The bus was dropping off passengers in the right lane of southbound Salem Avenue, Streck said. The vehicle’s driver didn’t see the bus and veered right into the parking lot of Dayton Auto Repair, hitting a pedestrian who either just exited the bus or was waiting for the bus, according to Streck. 

    The victim’s injuries are “very serious,” Streck said. 

    Additional details and possible citations are pending and still under investigation. 

    Northbound lanes of Salem Avenue have been reopened, but southbound lanes are expected to be blocked until the investigation is completed. 

    UPDATE @ 1:20 p.m.:

    Deputies have now shut down both directions of Salem Avenue just south of Free Pike in Harrison Twp. after a reported pedestrian strike around 11:20 a.m. 

    Investigators were only blocking one lane of Salem Avenue until around 1:15 p.m. when the entire roadway was shut down. 

    Reports indicate one person was transported to a hospital following the crash, but their condition wasn’t available. 

    We’ll update this page as we learn more.


    A lane of Salem Avenue is blocked and a business parking lot surrounded by police tape after a reported crash involving a pedestrian Thursday morning, according to initial reports.

    The incident was reported around 11:20 a.m. in the 3800 block of Salem Avenue.

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    It’s unclear if anyone was transported to the hospital or what the circumstances surrounding the reported crash were, however we’re working to gather those details.

    The parking lot of Dayton Auto Repair was blocked while sheriff’s deputies investigated.

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    Victim identified in fatal crash, car fire in Trotwood

    Published: Friday, May 25, 2018 @ 2:04 AM
    Updated: Friday, May 25, 2018 @ 4:08 PM

    Crash, car fire fatal in Trotwood

    UPDATE @ 4:05 p.m.

    The victim in Thursday’s fatal crash in Trotwood has been identified as Antwahn Swain 35 of Dayton. 


    The Montgomery County Coroner has been requested to a fiery crash in Trotwood.

    The crash was reported around 1:20 a.m. in the 5200 block of Little Richmond Road. Initial reports indicated one person was trapped in the car after the car crashed and caught fire.

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    Police shocked during scuffle in Dayton, officers injured

    Published: Friday, May 25, 2018 @ 1:47 AM
    Updated: Friday, May 25, 2018 @ 5:39 AM

    UPDATE @ 3:05 p.m.:

    Two Dayton police officers were transported to the hospital after a scuffle with a man who was arrested after police responded to a call of a possible prowler, according to city officials.

    During the scuffle in the 100 block of North Wright Avenue early Friday morning, the suspect, Aaron Goings, 26, “grabbed an officer’s deployed Taser and pulled the trigger,” officials said in a prepared statement.

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    “He shocked himself and also shocked the three officers who were hit by the Taser wires,” a city spokesperson said.

    Goings also is accused of grabbing an officer’s pepper spray.

    One of the three officers had a broken finger and the other had another had cuts and a head injury, the city said.  Both were treated and released from the hospital.

    Goings was booked into jail on suspicion of assault on an officer, obstructing official business, resisting arrest and drug possession.


    A man got into a physical altercation with at least one Dayton police officer and pepper sprayed the official, prompting a ‘Signal 99’ officer assistance call early Friday morning. 

    A police report states officials arrested Aaron Goings, 26, in the 100 block of N. Wright Avenue after being dispatched on a suspicious circumstance call around 1 a.m.

    Goings, who was reportedly injured as a result of the fight, was transported to Grandview Medical Center.

    No word on his condition.

    He is not currently listed on the Montgomery County Jail website at this time, but the report states his charges include assault, obstructing official business, resisting arrest, possession of drugs, and possessing a drug abuse instrument. 

    Officials from several jurisdictions in Montgomery County responded to the assistance call. 

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    Humidity builds with threat of storms to start Memorial Day weekend

    Published: Friday, May 25, 2018 @ 3:39 AM
    Updated: Friday, May 25, 2018 @ 3:27 PM

    Temperatures climbing with the chance for storms over the next few days.


    >> 5-Day Forecast


    THIS EVENING: Mainly clear skies are in the forecast with temperatures holding in the lower 80s.

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    TONIGHT: Skies will become partly cloudy as increasing humidity arrives. Temperatures will be a bit warmer overnight, holding in the middle 60s

    SATURDAY: Expect a mix of sun and clouds with scattered thunderstorms developing by afternoon. Highs will climb into the lower to middle 80s.

    SUNDAY: Partly cloudy skies and humid conditions are expected with a slight chance for a pop-up shower or storm. Temperatures will climb into the upper 80s with a heat index in the lower 90s.

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    MEMORIAL DAY: Lots of sunshine is in the forecast for the holiday but it will remain hot and humid. Highs will top out near 90 degrees with a heat index from 90 to 95 degrees.

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    TUESDAY: Expect partly cloudy skies with muggy conditions and a high near 90 degrees.

    WEDNESDAY: Skies will become mostly cloudy with scattered showers and storms developing. Highs will drop back into the middle 80s. 

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