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Published: Sunday, December 17, 2017 @ 7:41 PM
HUBER HEIGHTS — The Wayne High School gym transformed into a winter wonderland with snowmen, evergreen trees, fairies, elves and Santa Claus.
The special event was for three children who are fighting cancer.
“We’re creating an experience through the holidays that we’re hoping will last them a lifetime to show them that we care what they’re going through,” said Robert Mullins, a member of Engaged City Church that staged the event, called City Wish.
“These three children, they have cancer. We just want to love on them and show them this is what it’s all about for the holidays,” Mullins said.
Published: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 @ 5:54 PM
Updated: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 @ 6:10 PM
DAYTON — UPDATE @ 6:10 p.m.
A 40-year-old woman fell through a concrete porch this evening and was taken to Miami Valley Hospital.
The woman was a visitor to the duplex in the 1400 block of Hochwalt Avenue.
The woman’s injuries are considered not life-threatening, and a building inspector has been called, Dayton fire officials said.
Yellow caution tape has been placed on the porch.
Crews were called this evening to a report of a partial structure collapse.
The incident was reported around 5:40 p.m. in the 1400 block of Hochwalt Avenue in Dayton.
According to initial reports, a woman fell through a porch when it caved in.
We have a crew on the way and will update this report.
Published: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 @ 1:23 PM
Updated: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 @ 1:36 PM
SPRINGFIELD TWP., CLARK COUNTY — UPDATE @ 1:27 p.m.: One person has been taken to a hospital after a Jeep rammed into a house on South Bird Road, the Ohio State Highway Patrol said.
According to the preliminary investigation, a female was driving north when she apparently lost control of the vehicle and rammed the front of the house, where the resident was asleep.
OTHER LOCAL NEWS: New details in fatal wrong-way crash
That resident has been taken to Springfield Regional Medical Center, suffering from minor injuries. The driver was not injured, according to troopers.
South Bird Road will be shut down at Laybourne Road in both directions until further notice.
Police, sheriff’s deputies, OSP and the gas company are on the scene of a car into a house in the 200 block of South Bird and Laybourne roads in Springfield Twp.
The incident occurred moments ago. Unknown on injuries.
We will update this developing report as we get information.
Published: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 @ 5:04 PM
Updated: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 @ 5:21 PM
DAYTON — UPDATE @ 5:16 p.m.: The child struck is a teenager and police are indicating that he may have been at fault.
The investigation is continuing, police said.
The driver was not injured, but there was damage to the front end of the car.
A child who was on a bicycle has been taken to children's hospital after the child was struck by a vehicle on Otterbein Avenue at Ruskin Road.
The incident was reported just after 4:30 p.m.
OTHER LOCAL NEWS: Jeep rams into house; 1 hurt
We're hearing the child's injuries are non-life threatening.
Police are investigating.
We will update this developing report as information becomes available.
Published: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 @ 4:28 PM
MIAMI VALLEY — The cost to add a teen driver to an auto insurance plan in Ohio is more than the national average, but there are ways to save.
Many parents don't realize how pricey it will be, according to Bellbrook mom Tacy Keller.
Her premium jumped after her son got a ticket, and she will be adding her daughter, Olivia, to her plan this year.
"I don't think most of them take into consideration how much they'll be spending. It's more the convenience. 'I'm not going to be running them to practices and running them to work," Keller said.
Premiums jump 86 percent when a teen driver is added in Ohio, that's higher than the national average of 82 percent, according to a study by Insurance Quotes.
"The reason for that is your first year of driving, your probability of having a crash is very high," but there are ways parents can save on their teens portion of the premium, said Sharon Fife, president of D&D Driving School in Kettering.
"I would definitely not buy them a new car. I would also definitely not buy them a car in their name because many insurance companies now rate per your credit score and a new driver isn't going to have the credit rating that an experienced parent would have," said Fife.
Other costs cutters include B average or above grades, electronic driving monitors and avoiding tickets and accidents.
Insurance expenses are a concern for driving student Helen Souder of Oakwood.
"I'm thinking about costs all the time and how much money I'll spend for driving," Souder said.
For parents of boys, the sticker shock is much higher.