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Published: Sunday, February 25, 2018 @ 12:00 AM
Montgomery County is a step closer to a new treatment center that could keep more children in the community who need inpatient substance and behavioral health treatment.
A $6.5 million project to expand an existing Jefferson Twp. facility is moving forward with most of the construction contracts expected to be awarded at the Feb. 27 meeting of the Montgomery County Commission.
The county is paying $2.9 million toward the project, which calls for relocating the Frank W. Nicholas Residential Treatment Center for Youth, 5581 Dayton-Liberty Rd., into larger quarters at 593 Infirmary Road in Jefferson Twp.
County officials say there’s a shortage of inpatient treatment options in the area, particularly for girls. The Nicholas center only houses boys age 11 to 17.
The new center will have 40 beds — 18 more than the current facility — and have both girls and boys dorms.
Phil Miller, deputy director of facilities management for Montgomery County, said the project is still on track to be completed in early 2019. Pre-construction meetings should start next week.
Opioid users are struggling with addiction at extremely young ages, according to the county. When the project was announced in July, Montgomery County Juvenile Court Judge Anthony Capizzi said he saw 20 to 120 youth a week in his specialty drug court.
“I can tell you three years ago I never had a child in my court have a test positive for opioids,” he said at the time. “It’s sad to say, it is no longer a shock to have a child testing positive for heroin, fentanyl. Probably 20 percent of the youth in my treatment program right now are abusing those kinds of drugs.”
County officials also previously said they routinely send girls to open treatment beds as far away as Cincinnati, Akron or the Cleveland area.
Jewell Good, Children Services director, Montgomery County Job and Family Services, said at the time that her agency has on average 50 youth a month who require residential level of care. She said the anticipated project is a vital piece for the future success of youth battling drugs and their families.
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“It’s something we don’t currently have for this age group within the county lines,” Good said. “So it’s a big deal for these teenagers and their families to be able to be placed locally, get the attention they need, while keeping that family connection and the family involved in services.”
Published: Sunday, June 24, 2018 @ 4:17 PM
DAYTON — A man said he was shot in the leg, but he didn’t see anyone around him in Dayton Sunday.
The man called police while in the 700 block of Oxford Avenue around 3:30 p.m. but said the incident occurred on Lexington Avenue at Windsor Avenue, said regional dispatchers.
Police do have a suspect that is described as a male in his early 20s, weighs about 140 pounds, and was wearing a black t-shirt and shorts, according to regional dispatchers.
Medics are on scene.
Published: Sunday, June 24, 2018 @ 9:23 AM
Updated: Sunday, June 24, 2018 @ 4:24 PM
DAYTON — UPDATE @4:24 p.m.
The U.S. Navy Blue Angels are now on the ground, marking an end to the flying acts.
PHOTOS: Sunday at the Dayton Air Show
UPDATE @3:40 p.m.
The U.S. Navy Blue Angels are now performing. WATCH LIVE HERE.
UPDATE @3:27 p.m.
The U.S. Navy Blue Angels are preparing to take flight. They are the last performance scheduled for today’s Dayton Air Show.
UPDATE @2:40 p.m.
Tora Tora Tora, the dramatic recreation of the Dec. 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor, is now taking place.
UPDATE @2:08 p.m.
The F-22 Demonstration is now taking place at the Dayton Vectren Air Show.
Next up: U.S. Air Force Heritage Flight, CareFlight dedication, Tora Tora Tora, Jet Waco and, finally, the U.S. Navy Blue Angels.
UPDATE @1:15 p.m.
B-17 Movie Memphis Belle: The movie Memphis Belle commemorates the real B-17 Memphis Belle Flying Fortress during World War II heavy bomber.
UPDATE @1:12 p.m.
Vicky Benzing is known for her record as “Fastest Woman Racer” in the history of the Reno Air Races in Nevada.
Today at the Vectren Dayton Air Show she was able to complete all of her stunts, though she said Saturday she couldn’t perform her opening stunt because of lower clouds.
Today the air show is running a high show. On Saturday, only a few of the earlier acts couldn’t perform at a high level because of lower clouds. Benzing learned to fly at a young age and has been flying for over 30 years. The Californian also has a Ph.D. in Chemistry.
UPDATE @12:45 p.m.
The U.S. Army Golden Knights have completed their act. Vicky Benzing will take to the air next.
The Army Golden Knights have the @DaytonAirShow audience watching closely as they maneuver jumps and show parachute skills. The group was formed in 1959. Based in Ft. Bragg, North Carolina, the 16-member team’s jump aircraft is a Fokker C-31A Troopship. @daytondailynews @whiotv pic.twitter.com/6LedQRKzTA— Holly Shively (@hrshively) June 24, 2018
UPDATE @12:19 p.m.
The flag taken up by the Redline Circle of Cincinnati has dropped, and the Vectren Dayton Air Show is starting up.
Lead pilot of Redline Ken Rieder knew he was going to be a pilot almost his entire life.
He went to his first air show in Waynesville when he was 5 years old.
PHOTOS: Images from Saturday Air Show
“My dad was driving up to Columbus for something. We saw it as we were driving by and I was excited, so he pulled in.”
At a young age, Rieder started building model planes, joined the Civil Air Patrol at 12 years old and eventually got his pilot’s license at age 21.
“From there on it was everything I could do to get flying,” Rieder said.
The Dayton Air Show is particular important to Rieder as the first large air show he had ever attended. He said he never imagined he’d be flying in the Dayton Air Show when he was younger.
Now he’s not only flying in the show, but he built the planes he and partner Ron Thocker are flying today. The team will be back later in the show.
UPDATE @11:50 a.m.
Flying acts will begin soon.
Watch live coverage of the acts here.
Look at that sky as Sean Tucker in his Oracle Challenger III gets the crowd excited for the feature @DaytonAirShow beginning in 20 minutes. @daytondailynews @WHIORadio @whiotv pic.twitter.com/apiqGFSa08— Holly Shively (@hrshively) June 24, 2018
Gates are open for the last day of the 2018 Vectren Dayton Air Show.
The first acts take to the skies at noon and fly through 4:15 p.m. Gates close at 6 p.m.
Today’s lineup of feature flying acts include: the Tuskegee Airmen, P-51 Mustang, U.S. Army Golden Knights, Vicky Benzing, B-17 Movie Memphis Belle, Redline, Sean Tucker, U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor, U.S. Air Force Heritage Flight, CareFlight dedication, Tora Tora Tora, Jet Waco and the U.S. Navy Blue Angels.
Published: Friday, June 22, 2018 @ 1:50 AM
HARRISON TWP. — 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.
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.
Published: Sunday, June 24, 2018 @ 1:27 PM
HUBER HEIGHTS — Crews responded to a multiple vehicle accident in Huber Heights Sunday.
Dispatchers confirmed the crash occurred at Brandt Pike and Kitridge Road around 11:50 a.m.
We are working to learn more and will update this page as information becomes available.