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Published: Monday, July 20, 2015 @ 10:10 AM
Updated: Monday, July 20, 2015 @ 12:34 PM
DAYTON — MetroParks announces Olympic rowing relationship
Five Rivers MetroParks today announced an agreement with the United States Olympic Committee and USRowing that designates Dayton Regional Rowing as a Community Olympic Development Program.
The goals include training future Olympian rowers, increasing visibility for high school rowers who want to compete in college and raising awareness with businesses about quality of life offerings locally.
The newly formed Dayton Regional Rowing is a partnership between MetroParks, the Dayton Boat Club and Greater Dayton Rowing Association.
Dayton Regional Rowing is the only USOC and USRowing sanctioned Community Olympic Development Program for rowing in the nation and one of 12 development programs in the country.
The mission of Dayton Regional Rowing is to provide lifelong personal development and active lifestyles for Miami Valley youth through the sport of rowing, as well as to enhance high-quality intermediate programs for youth to maximize their potential in the Olympic sport of rowing, the group said in a prepared release.
Supporters said the agreement will develop athletes and enhance the sport of rowing in the Dayton region, which MetroParks officials called the “Outdoor Adventure Capital of the Midwest.”
Glenn Merry, USRowing CEO, said the designation meant a “certificate of approval and seriousness” behind the grassroots efforts of the teams to train Olympic competitors. He added the designation was different from resident centers where top athletes train before trying to get onto the Olympic team. Instead of training athletes who are already at the Olympic level, the program would train athletes to become Olympians, Merry said.
“This is about developing the base and future Olympians,” Merry said.
FiveRivers Metroparks Executive Director Becky Benna said the designation could bring more awareness about the Dayton region to companies.
“This is another great opportunity to be able to promote to people and companies all the great things we have,” Benna said.
Benna added the partnership could help get more children and adults outside for recreation.
Published: Saturday, June 23, 2018 @ 3:56 PM
SPRINGBORO — Police are seeking the public’s help to find a missing endangered teen.
Frista Gibbons, 15, was last seen around 2:30 p.m. Friday leaving her home on foot, according to the Springboro Police Department.
Gibbons is stands 5 feet 7 inches, weighs 100 pounds, has short brown hair and hazel eyes.
She was last seen wearing a light blue zip-up hoodie with a knee length leopard-print skirt. She was carrying a black backpack, according to a release.
Police said Gibbons may be with her juvenile boyfriend from Camden, Ohio.
Published: Saturday, June 23, 2018 @ 11:15 AM
Updated: Saturday, June 23, 2018 @ 12:08 PM
URBANA — UPDATE @ 12:08 p.m.:
An Amber Alert has been canceled after two Urbana boys were found safe.
The suspect and vehicle still have not been found.
An Amber Alert is active for two boys reported abducted from Urbana.
They were reported missing at 7 a.m. from Maplewood Circle after their grandparents awoke to find them gone, according to a release from the Ohio Attorney General’s Office.
The first boy is Justin Wallace Jr., 7, a biracial boy with black hair who stands 4 feet 5 inches and weighs 72 pounds. There was no further descriptive information available.
The second boy is Aaron Rollins, 9, a white boy with brown hair and hazel eyes who stands 4 feet, 11 inches and weighs 72 pounds. He was last seen wearing a maroon and white T-shirt and camo high-top tennis shoes.
The suspect, Jamie Rollins, 39, is the non-custodial mother. She is believed to be driving a taupe Kia Optima with Ohio plates 347YSL. She is described as a white woman with red hair and blue eyes who stands 5 feet 3 inches and weighs 223 pounds.
Anyone with information on their whereabouts or who spots them is urged to call 911.
For more information visit the Ohio Amber Alert website.
Published: Sunday, June 24, 2018 @ 6:09 AM
— At least 25 people were hurt in an explosion in Wuppertal, Germany, police said Sunday.
BREAKING: German police say 25 injured, four severely, when an explosion destroyed a building in the western city of Wuppertal.— The Associated Press (@AP) June 24, 2018
According to The Associated Press, four victims were hurt "severely" in the blast and ensuing fire late Saturday at a "several-story building." The other victims suffered slight injuries, the AP reported.
"It can currently not be ruled out that there are still other people in the building," police said Sunday, according to Deutsche Welle. "The rescue efforts are ongoing."
Authorities are looking into what caused the blast, the AP reported.
UPDATE: 25 people have been injured in an explosion in Wuppertal, 4 of them severely.— dwnews (@dwnews) June 24, 2018
The cause of the blast is under investigation.https://t.co/SangxPK9Wo
Published: Sunday, June 24, 2018 @ 5:16 AM
DAYTON — Police were dispatched to the intersection of N. Main Street and Delaware Avenue Sunday after a car split in half on impact.
The accident occurred at approximately 4:48 a.m.
Witnesses say the driver was traveling at a high rate of speed and swerved into a pole to avoid a semi-truck, causing the car to split in half on impact. The driver was seen crawling out of the car and fled the scene.
Police are using a K9 to track the suspect.
It is unknown at this time if the driver sustained any injuries.
No other vehicles were involved.
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