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Published: Friday, November 10, 2017 @ 2:08 AM
HARRISON, Ohio — An Ohio Boy Scout who helped save a fellow scout was honored Wednesday night with the organization’s National Medal of Merit Award, WCPO reported.
Brandon Klotter was sleeping on June 13 when he heard calls of distress from fellow scout Max Kramer, who was pinned under a tree that had fallen on their tent at Camp Michaels in Union, Kentucky.
“I'm not going to lie,” the 14-year-old told WCPO. “I was pretty scared.”
Klotter ran barefoot for a quarter-mile in the dark and rain to find help for Kramer. Emergency crews helped free the boy, who suffered two broken ribs, a lacerated lung and a shattered spleen, WCPO reported.
“I felt there was a lot of little things that happened that kind of came together in the end and made it a miracle,” said Kramer, who pinned the medal on Klotter. “I’m really excited for (Klotter). I just feel like he really does deserve (the medal).”
Klotter downplayed his role.
Published: Monday, June 18, 2018 @ 12:15 PM
It was just another newscast this morning for WSB Radio in Atlanta. It was just another newscast on WDBO in Orlando, WHIO in Dayton, WOKV in Jacksonville, and KRMG in Tulsa. But it was much more than that for me, as my voice – my new, computer generated voice – went on the air today, getting me back on the radio for the first time in two years, after my voice was taken away by an unknown neurological disorder.
I tuned in from home to see how it would sound. It all seemed so normal. The anchor reading the intro. “More from Jamie Dupree in Washington.” And then my story played on the radio, just like up until the spring of 2016.
A few hours later, I got to work, and there was breaking news from the Supreme Court, as the Justices sidestepped a ruling on two cases dealing with gerrymandering of legislative district lines.
It all felt so normal. I typed up my story, fed it out to my stations, and it hit the air.
At home it seemed normal. But at work in the Capitol, when it played out in real time – the moment hit home.
Published: Monday, June 18, 2018 @ 3:34 AM
Updated: Monday, June 18, 2018 @ 12:13 PM
— Temperatures will climb dangerously high today for anyone doing prolonged activities outside. A Heat Advisory is in effect for the entire area from noon until 8 p.m., and Butler, Clark, Greene, Miami, Montgomery and Warren counties are under a Air Pollution Advisory.
RELATED: The UV index explained
Today: Hot and humid afternoon! Temperatures are already in the upper 80s with heat index values in the 90s. Highs should climb to the low to mid 90s this afternoon with the heat index around 100 degrees. The UV index is a 10 which is very high. Sunshine and scattered clouds. Could see a stray shower or storm late this afternoon or tonight mainly north of I-70. Localized heavy rain will be the main threat. Hitting 90 degrees today would be the third day in a row making this stretch a heat wave.
RELATED: Cloudy with a chance of podcast
Tuesday: We’ll see passing showers and storms across the far north. It will be another hot and humid day with highs in the upper 8-s with Heat Index values in the mid-90s. There will be sun and scattered clouds. More storms will develop in the afternoon and early evening. A strong storm with wind and hail can’t be ruled out. Localized heavy rain is possible.
RELATED: Live Doppler 7 Interactive Radar
Wednesday: There will be some dry time early. It will still be warm and muggy with highs in the mid-80s. It will be partly cloudy as more showers and storms develop in the afternoon and evening. Localized heavy rain is possible.
Thursday: It won’t be as muggy and it will be cooler. We’ll see some sun and scattered clouds with highs around 80. A few showers or storms are possible in the southern Miami Valley.
Published: Monday, June 18, 2018 @ 12:13 PM
MIAMI VALLEY — A number of people are taking advantage of Dayton's designated cooling centers to beat the relentless heat and humidity that has hit the region.
In Dayton, the Greater Dayton Rec Center, the Northwest Recreational Center and Lohrey Recreational center are places where people can beat the heat.
"We have a lot of people that don't have air conditioning or fans, " Nicole Burger, Greater Dayton Rec Center, told News Center 7's Malik Perkins on Monday morning. "When the weather gets hot like this, we need to give them some relief."
City of Dayton
Greater Dayton Recreation Center, 2021 W. Third St., Dayton, 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday
Lohrey Recreation Center and Belmont Pool, 2366 Glenarm Ave., Dayton, 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday
Northwest Recreation Center, 1600 Princeton Drive, 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday
We'll keep working to update this story throughout the day.
Published: Monday, June 18, 2018 @ 12:11 PM
— A local security service has filed a lawsuit against Wilberforce University, alleging the school has not paid for services agreed to in a contract.
In the lawsuit, filed on May 29 in the civil division of the Montgomery County Common Pleas Court, Moonlight Security Inc. claims that Wilberforce University breached a contract and owes it $50,350 plus interest.
Moonlight, which is based at 2710 Dryden Road in Moraine, provided the historically black college with security officers and equipment and uniforms to those employees. Each security officer received a salary of $16.90 per hour, according to a copy of the contract attached to the lawsuit.
The university and security service entered into a contract on Aug. 15, 2017, according to the lawsuit. Moonlight sent 10 bills to the university but they remained unpaid at the time the lawsuit was filed last month.
This news organization has reached out to a Wilberforce University spokeswoman for comment on the lawsuit.
Wilberforce University is the oldest private historically black college and in recent years the school has had a history of financial problems.
Wilberforce University thanks Beyoncé for donation with music video: Watch it here. https://t.co/FI99nwFwyN— Dayton.com (@daytondotcom) April 18, 2018
Last year, the university implemented layoffs, furloughs and a 20 percent pay cut for employees. In November 2016 the school slashed $750,000 from its payroll budget in an attempt to right-size itself, then-president Herman Felton said at the time.
In January 2017, Wilberforce University put 10 acres of campus — including two buildings — up for sale for $7 million. The university wanted sell and then lease back the property, senior vice president for finance William Woodson said at the time.
The school wanted to use money from the possible real estate sale to pay off some of its debt. No sale has been announced since the property was put on the market.
The university was at risk of losing its accreditation from mid-2014 through most of 2015, due to declining enrollment.
The school was issued a “show cause” order from the Higher Learning Commission that was later lifted in November 2015 after enrollment increased by more than 85 percent to around 650 students. If the college had lost its accreditation, its students would not be eligible for federal financial aid.
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