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Still no winner of Queen of Hearts game; 10 cards remain

Published: Thursday, August 17, 2017 @ 9:24 AM
Updated: Thursday, November 09, 2017 @ 10:55 PM

Stiil no winner in Ansonia Queen of Hearts

UPDATE @ 10:55 p.m. (Nov. 9)

No one won the Queen of Hearts game tonight at The Whistle Stop in Ansonia. Now, only 10 cards remain.

UPDATE @ 9:30 p.m. (Nov. 2)

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There are now 11 cards remaining after no one selected the Queen of Hearts in tonight’s game at The Whistle Stop in Ansonia.

The jackpot is $346,000.

UPDATE @ 10 p.m. (Oct. 28)

There was no winner for tonight’s Queen of Hearts game. The next drawing will be at 9 p.m. Nov. 2 at The Whistle Stop.

UPDATE @ 10 p.m. (Oct. 19)

The jackpot continues to grow after there was still no winner tonight for the Queen of Hearts game of chance at The Whistle Stop in Ansonia.

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There are now 13 cards remaining for the next drawing, which is set for 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28.

UPDATE @ 9:30 p.m. (Oct. 12)

Tonight there was still not a winner for the Queen of Hearts drawing at The Whistle Stop in Ansonia.

There are now 14 cards remaining for the next drawing.

UPDATE @ 9:40 p.m. (Oct. 5)

Once again, there is no winner for tonight’s Queen of Hearts drawing at The Whistle Stop in Ansonia.

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There now are 15 cards remaining, with another drawing set for next Thursday.

Queen of Hearts is a legal game of chance in which the person holding the winning ticket pulled during a raffle has a chance to pick the Queen of Hearts from the remaining cards in the deck, according to Daryl Riffle, father of the owner of the Whistle Stop, 200 S. Main St.

UPDATE @ 9:54 p.m. (Sept. 28): No one won the record $350,000 jackpot in the Queen of Hearts drawing.

There now are only 16 cards remaining and the owner of The Whistle Stop in Ansonia said the weekly drawing will continue until someone wins.

UPDATE @8:15 a.m. (Sept. 28)

There’s another Queen of Hearts drawing at The Whistle Stop in Ansonia tonight, and the jackpot is estimated to be around $340,000.

Tickets will be sold up until 8:30 p.m. The drawing will happen around 9 p.m.

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UPDATE @ 10:15 p.m. (Sept. 21):  Once again, there was no winner tonight in the Queen of Hearts drawing for a jackpot estimated at more than $326,000.

There are 17 cards remaining.

UPDATE @ 6 a.m. (Sept. 21):

There will be another Queen of Hearts drawing tonight at The Whistle Stop in Ansonia.

Last week, the jackpot was estimated to be $330,000.

Queen of Hearts is a legal game of chance, where the person holding the winning ticket pulled during a raffle has a chance to pick the Queen of Hearts from the remaining cards in the deck, according to Daryl Riffle, father of the owner of the Whistle Stop, 200 S. Main St.

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UPDATE @ 9:25 p.m. (Sept. 14): 

Sorry, no winner in tonight’s jackpot drawing.

UPDATE @ 6:21 p.m. (Sept. 14):

There will be another Queen of Hearts drawing at The Whistle Stop restaurant in Ansonia tonight.

The jackpot is estimated to be $330,000. The drawing will happen at 9 p.m.

Queen of Hearts is a legal game of chance, where the person holding the winning ticket pulled during a raffle has a chance to pick the Queen of Hearts from the remaining cards in the deck, according to Daryl Riffle, father of the owner of the Whistle Stop, 200 S. Main St.

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UPDATE @ 9:17 p.m. (Aug. 31):

No one won tonight’s drawing. 

Andrew Riffle, owner of The Whistle Stop and one of the chief organizers of the drawing, said he has heard that people from all over the state -- and Kentucky -- have been coming to Ansonia for the drawing, which now he guesses is in its 31st week.

"We're ready for somebody to walk away with a lot of money," he told News Center 7's James Buechele on Thursday night. 

"If not, we'll keep going until somebody hits it." 

Next week's drawing will be postponed because of a race event at Eldora Speedway that brings in about 40,000 fans. Riffle said Queen of Hearts organizers are going to let the sheriff's office concentrate on that event at Eldora. 

He said he's lost a lot of sleep running the drawing. Two or three hours a night these days is good for him, he said. 

"We're ready for it to be over," Riffle said. 

"We've gotten the exposure we wanted." The charities for which the event was created have done well, he noted, having attracted more than $50,000 in donations. 

When someone wins the jackpot, Riffle said the drawing will take a break until Spring 2018.  

Jim Moore said he bought "plenty" of tickets for his first turn at the jackpot. He traveled to Ansonia from Fort Loramie and thought tonight would be his lucky night.

EARLIER REPORT

The jackpot for the Queen of Hearts game at The Whistle Stop restaurant in Ansonia is estimated to be around $300,000 when the business draws tonight’s winning ticket for a chance at the pot, according to the business.

The drawing has grown so large that the business has been working with local law enforcement agencies to keep employees, customers and residents safe during the event.

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Tickets for the game are $1 each and sales are cut off at 8:45 p.m. Thursday. The winning ticket will be selected at 9 p.m., Riffle said.

The business also has a 53-foot semi trailer that will be used to project tonight’s Ohio State Buckeyes football game on.

Ansonia police and the Darke County Sheriff’s Office will be supplying extra patrols for tonight’s event.

The Whistle Stop started the Queen of Hearts game at the business last year and are currently on the third game since it began, Riffle said.

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Jet stream: How the weather pattern is affecting our conditions

Published: Monday, July 23, 2018 @ 9:12 AM

While it's been cool and wet in the Miami Valley, there's a much different set up out west.

A stubborn jet stream pattern has made its mark on the entire country recently. While we find ourselves in a cool, rainy trough, the western half of the country is dealing with extremely hot and dry conditions.
So, what is a trough? It is "dip" in the jet stream allowing for cooler air to filter in from the north. This is why the winds have been predominately from the north over the last 24 hours. 

In addition to cooling us down, the trough is also responsible for being quite the rainmaker. 

For us, we've just seen scattered showers, but states closer to the Atlantic coast have been dealing with much more rain. 

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You'll find a center of low pressure rotating counterclockwise within the jet stream trough.
A ridge is every opposite of a trough. You'll find dry and hot condition, a center of high pressure and clockwise rotation around the high.
The pattern is expected to break soon, so expect temperatures to work their way back up to normal in the next couple of days.

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5 carnival ride accidents that happened before Ohio State Fair tragedy 

Published: Monday, July 23, 2018 @ 8:14 AM

Cause of accident with Ohio State Fair ride revealed

It’s been one year since the deadly incident at the Ohio State Fair killed one young man and injured several others.

News Center 7 I-Team Reporter Jim Otte looks at what’s been done in the last year to make sure you stay safe at the fair. Watch a special report on Monday, July 23, beginning at 5 p.m. 

At the Ohio State Fair last year, 18-year-old Tyler Jarrell was killed and seven others were seriously injured in 2017 when a gondola on the Fire Ball ride snapped off and flung riders into the air and slammed them down onto the pavement in front of spectators.

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It’s not the first time that people have been injured at carnival and fair rides. Here are five other times that ride accidents have resulted in injuries or deaths:

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1. Memphis, Tennessee - 2016 

A ride at the Delta Fair malfunctioned. An issue caused the Moonraker to malfunction while the ride was in operation, ActionNews5 reported. No deaths occurred, and only minor injuries were reported. 

2. Greeneville, Mississippi - 2016 

Three children fell from a Ferris wheel at the Greene County Fair due to a “mechanical failure,” according to local news reports. Three girls fell more than 35 feet, and a 6-year-old suffered a traumatic brain injury. 

3. Lincoln, Nebraska 

An 11-year-old girl was critically injured at an Omaha Cinco de Mayo celebration. The girl fell out of her seat, and her hair got caught in a ride mechanism. Her scalp was torn away from her head, according to omaha.com

4. Frederick County, Virginia - 2016 

A woman was injured at the Frederick County Fairgrounds while riding the “Super Shot.” The cables on the ride snapped, and the seat the woman was in detached from the main frame of the ride, reported WUSA9. The fall was about 40 feet. 

5. Colorado Springs, Colorado - 2014 

A teen was thrown around his seat midair when the “Sky Fire” ride malfunctioned at the Colorado State Fair, local news organizations reported. The teen was seriously injured. 

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Unsupervised candle likely caused house fire, exposure in Xenia, officials say  

Published: Monday, July 23, 2018 @ 5:08 AM
Updated: Monday, July 23, 2018 @ 6:11 AM

Crews battle house fire in Xenia

UPDATE @ 6:15 a.m: An unsupervised candle was likely the cause of a house fire that occurred on Omard Drive early Monday morning, officials say.

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The incident was dispatched as a working fire in the 1400 block just before 5 a.m., per initial reports.

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The owner discovered the fire when she returned home and attempted to calm the flames by opening a window. However, this caused the fire to amplify and expose to a nearby neighbor’s house, officials confirm.

The homeowner is being checked by medical personnel for smoke inhalation. Occupants of the nearby home did not suffer any injuries. 

Damage estimates were not immediately available, though crews say interior damage is extensive. 

UPDATE @ 5:40 a.m: Fire crews battled flames from a house fire that occurred on Omard Drive early Monday morning.

The incident was dispatched as a working fire in the 1400 block just before 5 a.m., per initial reports.

According to our crew, there is apparent damage to the structure that also exposed to a nearby home, causing damage to that structure as well.

We’ll continue to update this story with more details as they become available. 

INITIAL REPORT

We are responding to a report of a house fire on Omard Drive in Xenia.

No other information is available at this time. We have a crew on the way, and we’ll bring you the latest information when it becomes available. 

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Ribbon-cutting held for Perfections Beauty College opening

Published: Saturday, July 21, 2018 @ 7:43 PM



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Perfections Beauty College held a ribbon-cutting with the city Saturday afternoon at 1:00 p.m.

This Beauty College is located at 7806 Waynetown Blvd., where the old Carousel Beauty College was located.

When Carousel Beauty College abruptly closed about two years ago, over 300 students in the Dayton region were unable to finalize their education, said City Council Member of Huber Heights Richard Shaw.

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Perfections Beauty College has revamped and renovated this location and is coming in to help students continue their education that they had with Carousel.

“We are hoping to bring back as many students from the Carousel institutions as we can in hopes that they can keep the hours they worked for with that institution,” said one of the owners Kailey Yolanda. “Our goal is to help the students in reaching their diploma as they should have with Carousel.”

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