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Need a new vehicle? DAYTON AUTO SHOW begins this week

Published: Sunday, February 18, 2018 @ 12:35 PM

The Dayton Auto Show at the Dayton Convention Center Feb. 22-25 will include cars from Alpha-Romeo to Volvo. Shoppers can use such shows as a one-stop fact-finding mission for their next car purchase. They can ask questions of the experts at the displays, get hands-on exploring the vehicles, and sometimes even take a test drive. TY GREENLEES/STAFF
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The Dayton Auto Show at the Dayton Convention Center Feb. 22-25 will include cars from Alpha-Romeo to Volvo. Shoppers can use such shows as a one-stop fact-finding mission for their next car purchase. They can ask questions of the experts at the displays, get hands-on exploring the vehicles, and sometimes even take a test drive. TY GREENLEES/STAFF(Edmunds)

The annual Dayton Auto Show rolls into the Dayton Convention Center on Thursday, Feb. 22

I’ll be joined by other consumers looking to educate themselves more than ever before about available SUVs, trucks, crossovers, sport-utility vehicles, cars, minivans and hybrids. The 2018 Dayton Auto Show is an easy, painless, enjoyable way to do that.

In one bright, comfortable, warm, dry venue, dozens and dozens of vehicles available now, specialty vehicles and possibly early 2019 production models will appear. More than 200 vehicles are expected to be displayed.

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The annual event will feature makes and models from 27 manufacturers; two ride and drive experiences; Harley-Davidson motorcycles; and a chance to win a two-year lease of a Chevrolet Equinox LT, thanks to the Miami Valley Chevrolet Dealers. To enter, visit a Chevy dealership between now and the show, or enter up until 1 p.m. on the last day of the show. A final drawing will take place at 3 p.m. that day, and you must be present to win.

The Jeep Wrangler Unlimited is offered in rear-wheel and 4-wheel drive. All Wrangler Unlimited models use the same body-on-frame construction, full frame or half doors, exposed hinges, fold-down windshield and removable convertible tops.(FPI Studios)

Military members will gain free entry as long as they show their military ID, compliments of Dayton Area Toyota Auto Dealers, not only on the day the show opens Feb. 22, but also Feb. 23.

Vehicles sure to draw attention at the show, if they arrive, will be the Jeep Wrangler, Ford Mustang Bullitt and many brands of SUVs and trucks, said Dayton Auto Show Manager Kelly Danison. “All trucks and SUVs are hot right now,” she said. “People are looking for space right now, for their families and activities.”

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To check out what fits their lifestyle, show-goers are welcome to open doors and slip behind the wheel of almost everything on the floor.

It’s a low-key environment, too. The Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles does not permit direct selling at the show, but it’s a great way to pick up a brochure, talk to others and speak with a product advisor.

“It’s the perfect opportunity for an attendee or consumer who is looking to purchase a new vehicle,” Danison said. “You can even test drive some vehicles from Toyota and FCA. There is no pressure to purchase because no one is allowed to sell you a car off the show floor. You can make a connection with a local dealer and then follow up with them afterward.

“You can try out 27 different manufacturers in one stop rather than having to brave cold or rainy weather, driving around to that many dealerships. It’s all under one roof,” she continued, “and you get to touch and feel the vehicle, see if your golf clubs will fit. You can’t do that online. It’s a huge advantage of the Dayton Auto Show.”

The original 1968 Ford Mustang Bullitt movie car is shown on display at the Ford exhibit at the 2018 North American International Auto Show Jan. 15 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)(Detroit Free Press)

For the third time in the Dayton Auto Show’s history, Toyota will operate a Toyota Drive Center featuring four different models for test-driving around downtown Dayton. Models may include the first-ever C-HR, the all-new Camry, RAV4 and Highlander. Fiat/Chrysler is offering a repeat ride and drive experience featuring the Chrysler Pacifica, Dodge Charger, Jeep Compass, Ram 1500 Crew and Fiat 500x.

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Other reasons to go to the show include special entertainment attractions for kids, including animals from Wild Hearts African Farm and Petting Zoo, Matt the Balloon Guy and Face Doodles by Jen. The Dayton Dragons will have a booth Feb. 24-25. Attendees can stop by for a chance to win a VIP Dayton Dragons prize pack that will include four stadium seats, pre-game tour, four Dragons hats and T-shirts. Heater and Gem will make several appearances Feb. 24-25 (time TBD).

The 2018 Dayton Auto Show will offer the chance to win a grand prize of a two-year lease on a 2018 Chevrolet Equinox LT, courtesy of the Miami Valley Chevrolet Dealers. The lease has an approximate value of $9,500, Dayton Auto Show organizers say. Entries are being accepted at all Miami Valley Chevrolet dealerships and at the show. Metro News Service photo(Wheels Editor)

Finally, correctly identifying makes and models of vehicles featured in various photos during a photo scavenger hunt will give attendees the chance to win a 55-inch Samsung UHD TV.

The 2018 Dayton Auto Show is presented and produced by the Dayton Area Auto Dealers Association. Show sponsors are the Dayton Daily News, Springfield News-Sun, Miami Valley Chevy Dealers and Dayton Area Toyota Dealers.

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HOW TO GO TO THE 2018 DAYTON AUTO SHOW

Feb. 22-25 at the Dayton Convention Center, 22 E. Fifth St.

SHOW TIMES: Feb. 22, Noon-9 p.m.

Feb. 23, Noon-9 p.m.

Feb. 24, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.

Feb. 25, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

ADMISSION: $8 for adults at the door, $6 online at https://www.tix123.com/tix123/eTic.cfm?code=DAS18. Children ages 9 and younger are free when accompanied by a paying adult.

DISCOUNTS: Feb. 22-23 – Military Appreciation Day, all with military ID will gain free entry; Seniors, age 65-plus, $6 at door. Student discount with student ID, $6 at door

PARKING: Available in the Transportation Center garage, one block east of the Dayton Convention Center on Fifth and Jefferson streets. There is a covered skywalk on Level 1 that will bring you to the third floor at the Dayton Convention Center facility. Daily rates are $2/hour or part hour with a $6 maximum.

INFORMATION: DaytonAutoShow.com; Facebook: Facebook.com/DaytonAutoShow; Twitter: @DaytonAutoShow; Instagram: @DaytonAutoShow

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Coroner’s office responds to crash in Dayton

Published: Monday, June 18, 2018 @ 5:07 AM

The Montgomery County Coroner’s Office responded to a crash in Dayton early Monday morning.

The crash was reported at 2:50 a.m. at the intersection of Danner Avenue and Richley Drive. 

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This story will be updated as additional information becomes available.

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Woman trapped in vehicle for over an hour after Oakwood crash critically injured

Published: Friday, June 15, 2018 @ 1:33 AM
Updated: Saturday, June 16, 2018 @ 11:32 AM

Injury crash reported in Oakwood

UPDATE @4:40 a.m. 5/18/18 

Ra Shonda M. Fears, 46, of Dayton, remains in critical condition at Miami Valley Hospital.

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UPDATE @ 11:30 a.m. 5/17/18

Ra Shonda M. Fears, 46, of Dayton remains in critical condition at Miami Valley Hospital after a vehicle crash Friday morning left her trapped for over an hour in Oakwood.

UPDATE @ 4:45 p.m. 6/16/18 

The Dayton woman trapped in her car for more than an hour after she hit the center concrete island and overturned on Far Hills Avenue at Old River Trail is fighting for her life.

The driver, identified as 46-year-old Ra Shonda M. Fears by the Ohio State Highway Patrol’s Dayton Post, remained in critical condition at Miami Valley Hospital.

The crash is under investigation and Fears has not been cited, troopers said.

UPDATE @ 5 a.m. 6/15/18

A woman was headed north on Far Hills Avenue when she hit the center concrete island early Friday and flipped her vehicle onto its top at Old River Trail in Oakwood.

She was trapped for almost an hour, and crews had to use a wrecker to life the car and free her.

The woman was in critical condition when she was taken to Miami Valley Hospital.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol’s Dayton Post is investigating the single-vehicle crash reported around 1:15 a.m. Troopers said speed in this 35 mph zone may have played a factor.

The crash shut down Far Hills Avenue in both directions, but southbound lanes were opened at 3 a.m. and all lanes were open at 5 a.m.

UPDATE @ 3:01 a.m. 6/15/18

A woman was taken to Miami Valley Hospital with injuries considered life-threatening following a crash in Oakwood early Friday.

Troopers said speed appears to be a factor in the single-vehicle crash. It’s unknown if drugs or alcohol played a part.

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Southbound Far Hills Avenue is now open. Northbound lanes remain closed.

UPDATE @2:25 a.m. 6/15/18

A driver that was trapped for over an hour in an overturned vehicle has been extricated.

A wrecker had to lift the car so crews could free the driver, according to our crew on the scene. The driver was taken to a local hospital with unknown injuries.

FIRST REPORT

Crews are working to extricate a woman trapped in a car following a crash in Oakwood.

The crash was reported around 1:15 a.m. in the area of Old River Trail and Far Hills Avenue. The car is upside down, and crews have been unable to make contact with the trapped female driver.

>> Dayton traffic from the WHIO traffic center

Far Hills Avenue is closed in both directions.

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

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Jay-Z, Beyonce release joint album ‘Everything is Love’

Published: Saturday, June 16, 2018 @ 6:57 PM

File photo.  (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for NARAS)
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Nearly a week after Beyonce and Jay-Z began their “On the Run II” tour, the artists released a joint album, sending the internet into a frenzy. 

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Titled “Everything Is Love,” the nine-track recording made its debut on Jay-Z’s streaming service Tidal Saturday evening.

The couple released a music video for one of the songs, too. 

Beyonce also took to Instagram posting some album images, including the cover art, which garnered more than 350,000 likes in 30 minutes.

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The release had been heavily speculated about after Jay-Z announced the couple were recording together in November.

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2 in custody after cruiser struck, pursuit in Dayton

Published: Monday, June 18, 2018 @ 2:01 AM
Updated: Monday, June 18, 2018 @ 3:12 AM

2 in custody following pursuit in Dayton

A pursuit that started when a pickup truck struck a cruiser ended in Dayton early Monday morning with two in custody.

The pursuit started shortly before 1:30 a.m. in the area of Germantown and Gettysburg when a black Chevrolet Silverado reportedly struck a deputy’s cruiser.

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The pursuit ended around 1:50 a.m. in the area of Gettysburg Avenue and Frytown Road. Two people, a man and woman, are in custody.

No injuries were reported.

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