Tecumseh school energy program saves more than $80,000

Published: Friday, January 29, 2016 @ 11:10 AM
Updated: Friday, January 29, 2016 @ 11:10 AM

Tecumseh Local Schools reduced its energy use and cut costs by more than $80,000, according to a district report released this week.

“The Tecumseh Local Schools board and administration are committed to ensuring that the taxpayers’ investment in education is managed wisely, so when we learned about the ‘On Board’ opportunity, we knew it was something we should look into,” Tecumseh Treasurer Debra Schock said.

The district saved $83,215 in the past year, she said.

“ … We also have captured an 850 percent return on the investment in the program during the first year,” Shock said.

On Board is a program offered by the Southwestern Ohio Educational Purchasing Council, Waibel Energy Systems and Dayton Power and Light. During the first phase of the program, a study identified districts that could benefit from an Energy Savings Agreement with Waibel. In the second phase, districts implemented energy conservation measures to reduce energy consumption without affecting comfort in the buildings.

“A significant source of energy use in Tecumseh Schools is air handling units,” said Joe Zimmerman, controls and integration leader at Waibel.

The program enabled the air handling units to better match airflow demands and, as a result, slow their fan speed. Additionally, Waibel implemented programming for the air handling units that prevented simultaneous heating and cooling, which Zimmerman called “a significant inefficiency.”

Electric and natural gas use was reduced from July 2014 to October 2015. That reduced the bill by more than $80,000 over the course of the year and made the district eligible for $15,000 in rebates from DP&L, an incentive the energy company offered to encourage districts to participate.

The district invested about $10,000 toward the agreement and saved more than four times the guaranteed amount of $20,000 in the initial agreement, the report said.

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Statehouse candidates answer voter questions in Montgomery County

Published: Monday, April 23, 2018 @ 10:48 PM

Ohio House candidates debate

Four primary election state lawmaker candidates took questions during a forum of panelists from WHIO Radio and Dayton Daily News and offered south Montgomery County voters a chance to talk with candidates in Miamisburg on Monday. 

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Three Republicans and one Democrat weighed in on key issues ahead of the May primary, according to News Center 7 Reporter Sean Cudahy.

Democrat candidate Zach Dickerson called for bipartisanship. His primary opponent, Autumn Kern, was not at the forum.

The Republican candidates discussed taxes, Medicaid and schools. All of the candidates answered questions regarding gun control.

“We’ve made their jobs difficult enough by giving them so many restrictions,” Republican candidate Sarah Clark said.

“There are smarter, better ways to make our schools safer,” Dickerson said.

“I do not believe that students should be armed...in any capacity,” Republican candidate Marcus Rech said.

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“Right now, it’s up to each community and that’s how I think it should be,” State Rep. Niraj Antani, R-Miamisburg, said.

The forum was organized by the Dayton League of Women Voters who said they think it’s important for people to know where the candidates stand.

The primary election is set for May 8. 

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Showers will continue to linger through Tuesday

Published: Monday, April 23, 2018 @ 3:34 AM
Updated: Monday, April 23, 2018 @ 11:30 PM

Rain showers are expected today in the Dayton area.

>> Live Doppler 7 Interactive Radar

QUICK-LOOK FORECAST

  • On and off showers tonight
  • Temperatures holding below average
  • Temps on the rise again late week

>> 5-Day Forecast

DETAILED FORECAST

OVERNIGHT: Skies will be mostly cloudy with a chance for passing showers. There will be some dry time as well. Temperatures will drop back to near 50 degrees by morning.

TUESDAY: Clouds will linger with a chance for passing showers through the day. Temperatures will be held below average with highs holding in the upper 50s.

>> County-by-County Weather 

WEDNESDAY:  There is a chance for a few showers early in the morning with clouds slowly breaking into the afternoon. Highs will be in the upper 50s.

THURSDAY: Skies will become mostly sunny. Temperatures are expected to rebound into the lower 60s.

FRIDAY: Clouds will increase with a chance for passing showers in the afternoon into the early evening. Highs will reach into the lower 60s.

SATURDAY: Clouds will break with mostly sunny skies by late afternoon. Temperatures will hold in the lower 60s.

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Police looking for suspect in nail salon robbery in Dayton

Published: Monday, April 23, 2018 @ 10:05 PM

Police are looking for the suspect accused of breaking into Venus Nail and robbing the salon in Dayton Monday.

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A police report stated surveillance video showed a male holding a pry bar and forcing the front door open to the nail salon located at 1070 Patterson Rd. around 3:30 a.m.

The man was seen on video taking the money from inside a drawer and running out of the front door, according to the report. An undisclosed amount of money was reported missing.

The suspect was wearing a black coat, a hoodie over his head and possibly gloves.

Got a tip? Call our monitored 24-hour line, 937-259-2237, or send it to newsdesk@cmgohio.com

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Red Cross to install free smoke alarms in Dayton area homes

Published: Monday, April 23, 2018 @ 8:33 PM

The American Red Cross and its partners want to install 850 free, working smoke alarms in Dayton area homes as part of its nationwide campaign effort to reduce the number of deaths and injuries from home fires.

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The American Red Cross, Rebuilding Together Dayton, the Dayton Fire Department and others will hold a home fire safety and smoke alarm installation event April 28 from 9:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Job and Family Services located at 1111 S. Edwin C. Moses Blvd. in Dayton, according to Cory Paul of the American Red Cross Dayton Area Chapter.

Trained volunteers will go to the Carillion neighborhood the same day to install free smoke alarms and help families with a fire escape plan from 9:30 a.m until 3 p.m., Paul said.

“The goal of the campaign is to reduce the number of home fire deaths and injuries by 25 percent. To make this impact, we must start locally,” Paul said.

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Seven people die per day due to home fires across the country, with 60 percent of deaths occurring because of no or nonworking smoke alarms, according to Paul.

The Dayton Area Chapter Red Cross is a non-profit organization that has helped thousands of people affected by local disasters for over 100 years.

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