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West Dayton food desert concerns reach City Hall

Published: Wednesday, June 13, 2018 @ 8:08 PM

West Dayton food desert concerns reach City Hall

Residents of West Dayton feel the lack of grocery stores in the area has caused a “food desert,” leaving many without access to fresh food options. 

“It’s getting crazy, I’ve never seen it so bad,” resident Judy Cameron told News Center 7’s Mike Campbell

One resident has taken his concerns to City Hall, hoping officials can help provide viable food options instead of high-priced convenience stores. 

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“Let's get some adequate stores and get some adequate food to let people feed themselves and their kids,“ resident Keith Lander said. “I'm going to keep talking about it until we get this desert with some water in it.” 

Aldi’s, the most recent full-service grocery store to leave the area, closed its doors a few weeks ago. The store was located in the Westown Shopping Center, around the corner from Gettysburg Avenue where an abandoned Kroger has sat since 2008.

“It's just hard and we're losing a lot of people in the neighborhood, lots of places abandoned and boarded up, it's not good for the property value,” Cameron said. 

City leaders say they're looking for community based initiatives like the proposed Gem City Market cooperative food market and locally owned stores. They expect no help from large, corporate grocery chains. 

“They're worried about quarterly reports, shareholders, they don't really care about feeding people, that's what their interest is,” said Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley. 

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Officers respond to shooting in Fairfield

Published: Friday, June 22, 2018 @ 6:16 AM

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Officers are on the scene of a shooting in Fairfield.

The shooting was reported around 6 a.m. in the 1500 block of Gelhot Drive. 

A medical helicopter was requested to the scene, but was unable to fly.

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Officers were reportedly on scene when the shooting happened. No officers were injured, according to initial reports.

This story will be updated as additional information becomes available.

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Patchy fog this morning; showers, storms return for the morning and afternoon 

Published: Friday, June 22, 2018 @ 3:34 AM
Updated: Friday, June 22, 2018 @ 4:18 AM

Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini track the chance for more storms

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  • Patchy fog this morning
  • Few downpours early
  • More storms in the afternoon & evening

>> 5-Day Forecast

DETAILED FORECAST

TODAY: Some passing downpours and patchy fog this morning with a little dry time later in the morning into lunchtime. It’ll be partly to mostly cloudy today and mild with highs around 80 degrees. We’ll see isolated storms redevelop in the afternoon hours as we heat up. Localized heavy rain and strong winds are the main weather threats. Activity for the early evening will then taper off. 

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SATURDAY: A stray shower or two early on. We’ll see broken clouds into the afternoon as highs peak around 80 degrees again. A few showers or storms pop into the afternoon, but expect it to dry out later in the day into the night. 

SUNDAY: It’ll feel muggy with sunshine, scattered clouds, and highs in the low 80s. We can’t rule out a stray shower, but most will stay dry. 

>> County-by-County Weather 

MONDAY: Quiet to start the work week with highs in the low 80s. Expect sunshine. 

TUESDAY: Sunshine and a few clouds for the day. It still feels muggy with highs peaking in the middle 80s. 

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Reward offered for missing guest book of Harrison Twp. stabbing victim

Published: Friday, June 22, 2018 @ 1:50 AM

Harrison Twp. family searching for missing guest book

The family of Amber Hoover, who was found with multiple stab wounds behind a Harrison Twp. home last week, are offering a reward for anyone with information on the whereabouts of the guest book that is missing from her funeral.

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Hoover, 42, was found stabbed behind a residence on Embury Park Road on June 10, and was pronounced dead at Grandview Medical Center.  The coroner's office ruled the incident a homicide and said Hoover died of multiple stab wounds. 

Hoover’s mother and daughter, who are still mourning the loss, are now focused on finding the missing guest book.

“We absolutely don’t care who has it or why you have it”, said Kelsey Jewett, Hoover’s daughter. “If you have it, we just want it back”.

They are not accusing anyone of stealing the book and are aware it could have simply been misplaced, as there were plenty of visitors at Hoover’s funeral last week. 

“That’s our one last memory to speak of Amber”, said Theresa Jones, Hoover’s mother.

According to a Montgomery County Sheriff's incident report, deputies found two witnesses and a possible suspect when her body was found. 

Sheriff's investigators know who fatally stabbed Hoover, but they have not arrested the person. 

Anyone willing to come forward with the guest book are urged to contact the family directly or the funeral home. 

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

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Fire at Greene County home rekindles, displacing family

Published: Friday, June 22, 2018 @ 2:10 AM
Updated: Friday, June 22, 2018 @ 3:47 AM

A family is displaced after a fire rekindled in Greene County early Friday morning.

Fire crews originally responded to the house in the 500 block of Golden Willow Court Thursday afternoon for a fire in an upstairs bathroom. The fire was quickly knocked down, said Miami Twp. Fire Chief Colin Altman.

Around 2 a.m. Friday, crews were called back out to the house when the fire rekindled.

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“At this point we’re suspecting some of the insulation kept the heat in, and fans stirred it up and got the fire going,” Altman said.
The fire was through the roof directly above the bathroom when crews arrived. The fire was again knocked down quickly, he said.

The fire was contained to the second floor, but the family is displaced.

No one was injured.

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