New body scanner in Greene County Jail turning up contraband

Published: Monday, January 22, 2018 @ 2:24 PM

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A full-body scanner at the Greene County Jail has already proved itself since it went into operation in late September, said Maj. Kirk Keller, the jail administrator. 

“The amount of drugs that people were attempting to bring in has been effectively reduced,” he said “It has identified drugs — drugs either in or on their body. So it’s been a great asset for us trying to keep the inmates safe.”

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Keller said more than a dozen scans have identified contraband on people, including needles and drugs both swallowed and inserted in rectums, but fewer people are attempting to smuggle because of the machine. 

“The numbers of positive scans that we’re currently getting are declining because they became aware we had this system,” he said. “Many of them have ceased trying to bring drugs in.” 

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Pat-downs were the most thorough search a county officer could conduct before the scanners were approved, Keller said. Ohio law prohibits pre-sentencing facilities like the county jails from performing strip searches without probable cause. 

“The scanner permits a non-intrusive measure to allow us to see if there is something in or on a person that a pat-down might miss,” he said.

Montgomery County installed a new machine that will go into service as soon as it is certified by the Ohio Department of Health.

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The cost of the systems has dropped in half over the last couple of years — now about $120,000 — making them more affordable for counties. Butler and Miami counties also added jail scanners during the past year. Warren County is holding off on a scanner until construction of a new $50 million jail planned for 2020.

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Dayton traffic from the WHIO Traffic Center

Published: Wednesday, May 16, 2018 @ 2:44 AM
Updated: Sunday, May 27, 2018 @ 10:16 PM

Traffic issues can be reported by calling our newsroom at 937-259-2237 or tweeting @WHIOTraffic.

Traffic conditions are updated every six minutes on AM 1290 and News 95.7 FM.

Major Highway Incidents

  • On northbound I-75 at the 41 milemarker, crash involving a motorcycle reported around 10:30 p.m. 

Surface Street Incidents

  • In the 900 block of Leland Avenue in Dayton, pedestrian strike reported around 10:10 p.m.
  • On W. Third Street and Almond Avenue in Dayton, two-vehicle crash with one vehicle flipped around 8:40 p.m. W. Third Street is blocked from Almond Avenue to Elmhurst Road. No injuries reported from occupants inside the vehicle on its side. 

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Ongoing Construction & Other Closures 

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Latest traffic conditions are also available on our traffic map. 

MONTGOMERY COUNTY

  • Arlington Road between Pleasant Plain and Upper Lewisburg Salem Road, BRIDGE CLOSURE, March 5 - Sept. 30. All ramps for I-70 will remain open. 
  • Airport Access Road South between US 40 and I-70, Lane closure May 8 - 31. One southbound lane will remain open.
  • Diamond Mill Road between Upper Lewisburg-Salem Road and Pleasant Plain Road, ROAD CLOSURE April 30 - May 20. The official detour is: Upper Lewisburg Salem Road to Wellbaum Road to Brookville Salem Road
  • Keowee Street north of Stanley Avenue, bridge closed until 2019. The official detour is: Keowee Street to Stanley Avenue to I-75 to Wagner Ford Road and back to Dixie. More information is available here.
  • Stewart Street Ramp to US 35 East, RAMP CLOSURE March 28 - Sept 30, 2018. The official detour is: Stewart Street to Edwin C. Moses Boulevard to I-75 north to US 35 west to James H. McGee Blvd. to US 35 east.
  • I-75 north Ramp to US 35 west, RAMP CLOSURE, March 12 - Sept. 30. The official detour is: I-75 north to US 35 east to Jefferson/Main Street to Ludlow Street to US 35 west. 
  • I-75 between SR 48 and Needmore Road, Nightly lane closures April 29 - July 31 between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. Will become double lane closures at 10 p.m. 
  • SR 4 between Infirmary Road and Frytown Road, ROAD CLOSURE April 23 - June 3. The official detour is: SR 725 to I-75 to SR 4
  • SR 48 between First Street and Riverdale Street, Lane closure April 2, 2018 - April 1, 2019. One lane will remain open in each direction.

GREENE COUNTY

  • State Route 235 between Dayton Yellow Springs and Enon Roads, ROAD CLOSURE for six months. The official detour is U.S. 68, West Hyde, and West Enon Roads.
  • Trebein Road from U.S. 35, Lane restrictions April 16 - August, 2018 for construction of a right turn lane. One lane will remain maintained at all times with flagging operations. 

WARREN COUNTY

MIAMI COUNTY

  • N. Market Street between Foss Way/Kirk Lane and Stonyridge Avenue, ROAD CLOSURE March 5 at 7 a.m. - Aug. 10 at 5 p.m. 
  • SR 721 between Sugar Grove Road and Deeter Road, ROAD CLOSURE May 7 - 28. The official detour is SR 721 to SR 718 to SR 48 to US 36 to SR 721
  • US 36 westbound between Scott Drive and Kienle Drive, Lane closure March 26 - June 30. One westbound lane will remain open. 
  • US 36 between Scott Drive and Aerovent Drive, Lane closure April 26 - August 31. 

DARKE COUNTY

  • SR 705 between Groff Road and US 127, ROAD CLOSURE May 14 - 28. The official detour is: US 127 to SR 119 to SR 118
  • US 36/US 127 between Hogpath Road and Horatio- Harris Creek Road, Daily lane closures April 30 - August 31 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.
  • Sweitzer Street/West Fourth Street between Pine Street and Sycamore Street, ROAD CLOSURE May 21 - 31. The official detour is: Pine Street to Washington Avenue to Broadway 

MERCER COUNTY

  • SR 117 between US 127 and SR 116, Daily lane closures April 23 - July 31 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. 
  • SR 49 between Menchhofer Road and SR 219, ROAD CLOSURE April 16 - 30. The official detour is: SR 29 to SR 118 to SR 219
  • SR 49 between SR 119 and St. Joes Road, BRIDGE CLOSURE May 7 - 25. The official detour is: SR 119 to SR 118 to SR 219
  • SR 29 between Wabash Road and Burrville Road, BRIDGE CLOSURE May 24 - June 13. The official detour is SR 49 to SR 219 to SR 118.

SHELBY COUNTY

  • SR 47 between Fifth Avenue and Wilkinson Avenue, Lane closures Jan. 21 - Nov. 27. One lane will remain open in each direction at all times. 
  • SR 274 between Shroyer Road and Island Avenue, Lane closure April 9 - June 9. One lane will remain open in each direction. 

CLARK COUNTY

  • I-70 east Ramp to I-675 north, RAMP CLOSURE March 15 - Aug. 15. The official detour is: I-70 east to I-675 south to SR 444 to I-675 north
  • Spangler Road south between Restoration Drive and I-70, Traffic pattern switch March 26 - August 15. Southbound Spangler Road traffic going to I-675 south and I-70 east will be moved to northbound side of I-675. Traffic will then be redirected to the southbound side of I-675 after passing over I-70. 

CHAMPAIGN COUNTY

  • Upper Valley Pike between State Route 296 and Lippincott Road, ROAD CLOSURE, starting April 16 for approximately four weeks.

LOGAN COUNTY

  • SR 274 between Morris Rose Road and SR 235, Daily lane closures May 1 - June 29 between 7 a.m. 5 p.m. 
  • SR 235 between SR 720 and SR 117, Daily lane closures May 1 - June 29 between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m.
  • SR 68 between SR 508 and Gunn Town Road, Daily lane closures April 23 - June 29 between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. 

AUGLAIZE COUNTY

  • SR 501 between Infirmary Road and National Road, daily lane closures April 30 - June 1 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. 
  • US 33 between SR 29 and I-75, Daily lane closures March 26 - July 31 between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. One lane will remain open in each direction. 

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Why Chipotle is moving 150 corporate jobs to Ohio

Published: Sunday, May 27, 2018 @ 4:32 PM

Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images
Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Chipotle is moving about 150 positions to Ohio as part of a corporate reshuffling.

The fast casual burrito chain will move most of its corporate functions to a new office in California, but will also be moving support jobs to an existing office in Columbus.

Chipotle stated in a press release that the move will mean growing its current Columbus workforce from 100 to more than 250 employees.

Consolidating the jobs to Columbus will provide “access to high-quality talent and offers cost advantages,” the company stated.

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“Through technology and the consolidation of talent, we’ll create a world class Shared Services Center with increased productivity and quality services supporting our employees and our restaurants,” stated Chipotle chief finance officer Jack Hartung.

Over the next six months, Chipotle will transition its Denver and New York office functions to Newport Beach and Columbus. After the jobs are moved to Newport Beach, Calif., and Columbus, the company will close its Denver and New York City offices.

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Chipotle will share more details on its plans on an investor call June 27.

“We have a tremendous opportunity at Chipotle to shape the future of our organization and drive growth through our new strategy,” said Brian Niccol, chief executive officer at Chipotle.

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See how Ohio ranks for senior citizen health

Published: Sunday, May 27, 2018 @ 1:50 PM

Washington Post photo by Linda Davidson
Washington Post photo by Linda Davidson

How healthy are older adults in Ohio? Not great compared to other states, but slightly better than last year, according to a new report by UnitedHealth Foundation.

The foundation’s 2018 America’s Health Rankings Senior Report ranked Ohio 34th among the 50 states. In 2017, Ohio ranked 35th.

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The report assesses of the health of seniors at the national and state levels, according to the foundation, which was established by insurance company UnitedHealth Group.

The report’s key findings for Ohio include:

  • Ohio seniors rank first in prescription drug coverage (89 percent of Medicare enrollees aged 65 and older).
  • In the past two years, frequent mental distress decreased from 7.4 percent to 6.2 percent of adults aged 65 and older.
  • In the past five years, low-care nursing home residents increased from 9.2 percent to 11.7 percent of residents.
  • In the past year, SNAP reach decreased from 77 to 65.9 participants per 100 adults aged 60 or older in poverty.
  • In the past year, home health care workers increased from 109.4 to 114.7 aides per 1,000 adults aged 75 and older.

Nationally, the findings state:

  • Seniors in rural areas are 13 percent more likely to be physically inactive (34.3 percent) compared to their peers living in suburban (30.4 percent) and urban areas (30.1 percent).
  • Seniors in rural areas are 7 percent less likely to receive the flu vaccination (57.2 percent) than urban seniors (61.4 percent).
  • The suicide rate among seniors has increased 12 percent since the 2014 edition of the Senior Report;
  • Risk of social isolation among seniors varies widely by state with a concentrated area of high risk from the mid-Southern region through the Appalachian Mountain states. States with the lowest social isolation risk are generally found in the Rocky Mountain region.
  • Food insecurity decreased 7 percent in the past year.
  • The number of home health care workers increased 20 percent since 2013 (per 1,000 adults age 75 and older).

The full Ohio report is available online.

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Heat continues, rain returns later in the week 

Published: Sunday, May 27, 2018 @ 3:49 AM
Updated: Sunday, May 27, 2018 @ 10:24 PM

The start of the week will be hot and humid, the end of the week will be wet in the Dayton area.

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QUICK-LOOK FORECAST: 

  • Hot and humid through Tuesday
  • Isolated rain chances Monday, Tuesday
  • Widespread rain Wednesday, Thursday

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Tonight: Decreasing clouds are expected for the rest of today. If a stray shower does develop, it will be isolated. A mild night is expected again with temperatures dropping into the middle to upper 60s. 

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Memorial Day: Monday should be a dry day, but once again an isolated shower or storm can’t be ruled out. It will be hot with highs near 90 degrees, possibly the first day of the year to reach into the 90s.

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Tuesday: Another hot day is expected with highs near 90 under mostly sunny skies. The remnants of Subtropical Storm Alberto will bring the chance for rain into the area late Tuesday, but most of the day will be dry.

Wednesday: The chance for rain, maybe storms, continues with highs in the middle 80s. 

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Thursday: Remnants of Alberto will give us more rain; highs will be in the middle 80s.

Friday: A few lingering showers are possible to start, then it should dry out later in the day. It’ll be warm again with highs in the middle 80s.

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