VIDEO: Riverside police looking for vehicle that struck man

Published: Thursday, September 21, 2017 @ 2:00 PM

WATCH: Surveillance video released of person struck by vehicle in Riverside

Riverside police are searching for a vehicle that struck and injured a man crossing the street in the area of Airway Road and Woodman Drive Friday morning.

Surveillance video captured from a nearby business shows the man crossing the street and being struck by a car.

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Police said the victim, Justin Wessler, of Riverside, was discovered later by someone who was passing through the area and notices someone appearing to be injured laying by the side of the road, said Maj. Matt Sturgeon with Riverside Police.

“It took a couple minutes further to determine the guy had been struck by a vehicle,” Sturgeon said.  “It appears that they were crossing the roadway, but not within the crosswalk.”

Wessler was crossing the street on his way to work at the nearby McDonald’s, according to the manager of the restaurant.

The hit-and-run pedestrian crash was reported to have happened around 6:50 a.m. and Wessler has been treated and released from the hospital.

Anyone who may know anything about the crash is asked to contact Riverside Police at 937-233-1801.

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LOCAL: Kettering officer, K-9 receive awards for efforts in arrest

Published: Monday, July 16, 2018 @ 2:59 PM

A Kettering officer and K-9 recently received awards for their efforts in assisting Beavercreek police while apprehending a suspect.

Recognized by the U.S. Police Canine Association, Officer Maloney and K-9 Jax were awarded with the June 2018 Catch of the Month and 2nd Quarter 2018 Catch of the Quarter awards, according to a Kettering police press release. 

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At 4:20 a.m. on June 11, the team was dispatched to aid Beavercreek police in searching for a burglary suspect. After a lengthy search that extended over an hour, the suspect was apprehended.

The suspect has a lengthy criminal history and was arrested for felony theft, receiving stolen property, obstruction of justice and resisting arrest, according to the release.

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Dayton Children’s patient tower celebrates one-year anniversary

Published: Monday, July 16, 2018 @ 2:52 PM

The Dayton Children’s patient tower has its one-year anniversary Monday, and the hospital is celebrating by remembering some of the tower’s first patients and continuing impact.

"We had a great experience at Dayton Children's," Hannah Tincher said in a Dayton Children’s press release.

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On July 16, 2017, Tincher’s daughter, Jayda, was just a few weeks old when she moved into the newborn intensive care unit inside the patient tower. Weighing only two pounds and nine ounces, Jayda, received care to gain weight and grow strong. A year later, Jayda is giggly and meeting all her growth milestones.

"Each member of the team helped Jayda get bigger and stronger,” Tincher said. “And getting to move into the tower was just icing on the cake."

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The 260,000-square-foot tower is part of a long-term campus facilities plan that sets to create a campus that meets the needs of patients, families and care providers, according to the release.

"Each space inside the new patient care tower was created to embody Dayton Children's unique patient care mission and to facilitate the delivery of world-class pediatric care," Deborah Feldman, president and CEO, said in the release.

The tower has NIC webcams to keep families connected, hosts events to lift spirits, such as tree lightings or solar eclipse viewing parties, and offers entertainment systems and therapy programs, according to Feldman.

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In addition, its Comprehensive Cancer and Blood Disorders Center is a combined inpatient and outpatient unit and includes a pharmacy, infusion rooms for chemotherapy and an enhanced patient experience with dedicated child life specialists, according to the release.

The hospital also extends the celebration to the roughly 1,200 people that donated to the Reaching New Heights campaign, which helped the tower become a reality, according to the release.

“When a child is in the hospital, they need more -- and we are proud to be able to offer that," Feldman said.

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WHIO Radio and K99.1FM nominated for Marconi awards

Published: Monday, July 16, 2018 @ 2:17 PM

Two local radio stations have been nominated for the prestigious Marconi Radio Awards. 

AM 1290 and News 95.7 WHIO was nominated for legendary station of the year and K99.1FM (WHKO-FM) was nominated for medium market station of the year.

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WHIO radio hosting drive benefiting House of Bread

The winners will be crowned in Orlando on Sept. 27. The National Association of Broadcasters announced all of the finalists on Monday. 

Listen Live: AM 1290 and News 95.7 WHIO

The radio stations and personalities that will be honored in September have been selected by the National Association of Broadcasters award selection academy. The academy is made up of general managers, program directors, owners and radio executives from across the country. 

Listen Live: K99.1FM

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Xenia restaurant takes home top trophies in chicken wing competition

Published: Monday, July 16, 2018 @ 10:11 AM

The Fraze Pavilion was the hottest place to be this weekend as the Seventh Annual Kickin' Chicken Wing Fest celebrated some of the best in chicken wings in the Miami Valley. While festival-goers tasted various chicken wings, live music entertained on the Fraze stage. TOM GILLIAM / CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHER
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The Fraze Pavilion was the hottest place to be this weekend as the Seventh Annual Kickin' Chicken Wing Fest celebrated some of the best in chicken wings in the Miami Valley. While festival-goers tasted various chicken wings, live music entertained on the Fraze stage. TOM GILLIAM / CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHER(Tom Gilliam)

The best wings in the Miami Valley were on display at this year's Kickin' Chicken Wing Fest. 

The event, now in its eighth year, drew more than 12,000 wing lovers over the course of the day to Fraze Pavilion, according to Amy Zahora, executive director of the Miami Valley Restaurant Association. 

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Dewberry 1850 won the award for best side at this year’s Kickin’ Chicken Wing Fest.

Two to three wings were sold by 14 vendors for $3 a taste. Five food judges chose winners in seven categories: best wing, best boneless wing, best sauce, hottest wing, best side, best dessert and best decor. Those attending voted for People's Choice Award Winner. 


Nick's came out on top, winning people's choice, best sauce and hottest wing, while Giovanni's was crowned the best wing overall by the judges.

Winners in each category were: 

People's Choice Award: Nick's 

Best sauce: Nick's 

Hottest wing: Nick's 

1443 N Detroit St., Xenia 

937-372-3202 or 

Best wing: Giovanni's 

215 W. Main St., Fairborn 

937-878-1611 or 

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Best boneless wing: Deg's 

15 Greene Blvd., Beavercreek 

937-429-0000 or  

Best side: Dewberry 1850 

1414 S Patterson Blvd., Dayton 

937-223-1000 or  

Best dessert: Amber Rose 

1400 Valley St., Dayton 

937-228-2511 or 

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Best decor: The Dock 

250 W. Main St., Enon 

937-864-5011 or 


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