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Published: Wednesday, February 28, 2018 @ 11:37 AM
United States — Sugar substitute xylitol is becoming more and more popular in everyday items and WHIO consumer reporter Rachel Murray reports it could be fatal if consumed by a dog.
Xylitol is used in items such as toothpaste, dental floss, lip balm and even peanut butter. The latter being the most concerning since dog owners like to hide pills inside peanut butter in order to get their dog to take medicine.
Chewing gun and mints are also items that could contain xylitol and dog owner Parker Hollander found out first hand just how devastating these items could be for a dog.
Hollander did not think it was a big deal when his dog Nellie got into a package of mints. Thirty minutes later Nellie couldn’t even walk. "She tried walking over to me and she started stumbling and falling over,” stated Hollander. “I had to pick her up and she was shaking in my arms, I was terrified,” said Hollander. Immediately Nellie was taken to the veterinarian and was able to survive because of Hollander’s fast response.
Just one stick of gum with xylitol can be potentially lethal for a small dog as it causes a sudden drop in glucose and live failure. Other symptoms of xylitol poisoning include weakness, being wobbly on their feet and seizures. Veterinarians say even the smallest amount of exposure warrants a trip to the emergency room.
Many animal groups have called for warning labels on products that use xylitol, but until that happens it is important that animal owners know the growing list of products that contain it.
Published: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 @ 8:08 AM
— An off-duty K-9 officer in Batavia died after being struck by a vehicle on Monday.
A Batavia Police Department K-9 unit dog, Officer Kraft, was accidentally struck and killed by a car. Kraft was Batavia’s first police dog, according to the department.
“Kraft, you will be missed and your service to Batavia Police Department was greatly appreciated. Go and play ball in heaven, my buddy,” according to a statement posted by Batavia Police Chief Michael Gardner on Facebook.
Published: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 @ 7:26 AM
A remarkable letter written by an escaped slave living in Dayton to his former master was the subject of a public program recently at Woodland Cemetery and Arboretum.
Today is Juneteenth, also known as Juneteenth Independence Day or Freedom Day, which commemorates the emancipation from slavery in the U.S. Slaves had acted to secure their own liberty, including Jordan Anderson.
» UNMATCHED COVERAGE: Escaped slave living in Dayton sends rejection letter to former master
Jordan Anderson (spelled Jourdan in some documents) and his wife Amanda, escaped slavery from a Tennessee plantation in 1864 and eventually made their way to Dayton.
After the Civil War, the slaveowner, Col. Patrick Henry Anderson, contacted Anderson and asked him to return to work on his farm.
Anderson’s reply, dated Aug. 7, 1865, was addressed “to my old master,” and published in the Cincinnati Commercial newspaper and then reprinted in the New York Daily Tribune on Aug. 22, 1865.
“Sir: I got your letter, and was glad to find that you had not forgotten Jourdon, and that you wanted me to come back and live with you again, promising to do better for me than anybody else can. I have often felt uneasy about you… Although you shot at me twice before I left you, I did not want to hear of your being hurt, and am glad you are still living.”
In a measured tone Anderson asks what his former master is offering, and goes on to request back pay for decades of abusive labor:
“I want to know particularly what the good chance is you propose to give me. I am doing tolerably well here. I get twenty-five dollars a month, with victuals and clothing; have a comfortable home for Mandy,—the folks call her Mrs. Anderson,—and the children—Milly, Jane, and Grundy—go to school and are learning well.”
The Dayton Daily News is committed to bringing you in-depth coverage of issues that matter to you. Read more about Anderson’s life in Dayton in this interactive report by reporter Lisa Powell.
Published: Monday, June 18, 2018 @ 12:53 AM
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Published: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 @ 4:53 AM
DARKE COUNTY — A driver was critically injured in a rollover crash in Darke County early Tuesday morning.
A 1998 grey Cadillac Deville driven by Kory Dusko, 25, of Greenville, was traveling northbound on Ohio 121 when he failed to negotiate a curve and lost control, rolling the vehicle, according to a release.