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Published: Tuesday, January 02, 2018 @ 12:00 PM
Updated: Tuesday, January 02, 2018 @ 5:58 PM
Some bus routes will be eliminated and fares for riders who pay cash will increase under a plan members of the Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority board approved this afternoon.
The finance committee approved the changes last month.
RTA leaders have said changes are need because of a $4.6 million loss of sales tax revenue the agency will no longer receive from Medicaid managed care. Other government agencies also are losing that sale tax revenue, which for RTA amounted to 6 percent of RTA’s revenue.
The changes will take effect Feb. 18.
The plan eliminates $1.50 tokens and increases single-boarding cash fares from $1.75 to $2. Those who currently pay cash —about a fifth of RTA’s customers — will see the increase.
Published: Monday, April 23, 2018 @ 8:40 AM
Updated: Monday, April 23, 2018 @ 9:07 AM
HARRISON TWP. — UPDATE @ 8:52 a.m.:
Deputies have located the missing child at the Dollar General in the 5200 block of North Dixie Drive, according to reports.
Sheriff’s deputies are reportedly looking for an 8-year-old child who is said to have been missing for about an hour.
Officials were searching the area of Kildare Avenue in Harrison Twp. around 8:30 a.m.
We’re working to learn more.
Published: Monday, April 23, 2018 @ 9:53 AM
CENTERVILLE — Calling the honor both “exciting and a surprise,” Sydney Pence, a 2014 Centerville High School graduate and May 2018 graduate from the Honors Tutorial College at Ohio University was named a Fulbright Scholar.
According to school officials at Centerville, Pence has been working since 2015 on her senior research project: Novel regulation of BAT thermogenesis induced by hypothalamic Apolipoprotein A-IV. She received the 2018 Fulbright award to continue research on Amylin’s mechanisms in weight maintenance with Dr. Thomas Lutz at the University of Zurich.
Pence explained that she has been working hard to achieve the goal and is looking forward to going to Zurich.
“It’s a pretty rigorous program, and I have a year to complete it,” she said. “But the program puts an emphasis on learning about the culture, so I will have time to immerse myself and explore Zurich and get involved with organizations.”
The Fulbright Program, is a national award of competitive, merit-based grants for international educational exchange for students, scholars, teachers, professionals, scientist and artists, founded by United States Senator J. William Fulbright in 1946.
Published: Saturday, April 21, 2018 @ 3:23 PM
DAYTON — University of Dayton and Deca High School students joined together today for the annual Five Oaks neighborhood cleanup in recognition of Earth Day weekend.
Located on the UD campus, Deca High is a preparatory school dedicated to helping students achieve their goal of graduating college.
Bill Marvin, presdient of the Five Oaks Neighborhood Association and UD philosophy professor, said approximately 80 to 100 students came out to help clean up the neighborhood, around 20 of them Deca students.
"Five Oaks is one of the most diverse neighborhoods in the city," Marvin said. "A lot of good people come together and it's really good for the community."
Members of the community also participate, helping the students with trash pickup, weed pulling, and tree plantings.
"The more we take care of our common space, the better it is for everybody because we are all in this together, " said Marvin.
Dona, a junior at Deca, sees the cleanup as an opportunity for herself and her classmates to come together and do something that benefits their community.
"We don't have to come here, said Dona. "But we are tired of seeing trash everywhere and the neighborhood looking bad. We came here for our younger kids so we could show them that we can do things together that don't just benefit us."
Published: Saturday, April 21, 2018 @ 4:23 PM
DAYTON — Five Rivers MetroParks held its 31st annual Adopt-a-Park cleanup event Saturday in honor of Earth Day.
Volunteers of all ages helped remove trash, plant trees, repair trails, and prepare flower beds at more than 2 dozen sites.
Volunteers received a free lunch at Riverscape and a T-shirt for their efforts.
"We see families, individuals, church groups, students and children participate in Adopt-a-Park,” said Kevin Kepler, volunteer services manager for Five Rivers.
“The community really comes out in full force, which is great because all this important work couldn't be accomplished without our dedicated volunteers. It's the perfect occasion to celebrate Earth Day with your fellow Daytonians,” Kepler said.
Last year, more than 1,800 volunteers removed 65,000 pounds of trash, 32 miles of river ways were cleaned and more than 15 acres of invasive plants were removed, according to a press release.
"I think the success of this event reflects the community's support of MetroParks' mission to protect the region's natural heritage," said Kepler.
Adopt-a-Park is sponsored by Vectren and Barrett Paving Materials, Inc.