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Published: Friday, January 26, 2018 @ 4:47 PM
Updated: Monday, January 29, 2018 @ 11:12 PM
— UPDATE @ 11:05 p.m. (Jan. 29): Regular and healthy communication is one of the best weapons to protect children from the dangers of sexting, sextortion and online predators.
That’s one of the key messages as many as 30 parents and guardians heard at a summit convened at Dayton Christian High School.
Some parents said information about the topics was worse than they imagined. Others expressed worry about apps and devices predators could use to track the movement of their children.
"I’m not as hip as my kids are and frankly there's a lot of things I just don't know," one parent, Brent Hendricks, told News Center 7's James Buechele on Monday night.
Katie Reynolds, an administrator at Dayton Christian said a lot of protecting children is about talking with them about the dangers that are present.
It's easy to become overwhelmed by the amount of information that's in the public domain, she said, but healthy and regular communication often can be among the best safety measures.
"Honestly I think it's almost impossible to put a total hold on it, but you have to do the best you can," she said.
Dayton Christian School will hold a parent summit on Monday, Jan. 29 to educate area parents on pornography and sextortion.
The session will address current trends in teen use of electronics, and their risk of exposure to sextortion, pornography, online predators and bullying.
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The summit is part of a yearlong series at Dayton Christian, covering topics from media wars and pornography to bullying and suicide prevention.
Monday’s event is open to the public and will begin at 7 p.m. at Dayton Christian School, 9391 Washington Church Road in Miamisburg.
“Young children and teens are facing increasingly complex issues at earlier ages. Helping kids navigate through them can be overwhelming for parents,” said Katie Reynolds, director of guidance and assistant principal at Dayton Christian High School.
“We want to come alongside them, equip them and encourage them in the extremely important and sometimes difficult task of parenting.”
Published: Wednesday, May 16, 2018 @ 2:44 AM
Updated: Wednesday, May 23, 2018 @ 8:32 AM
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Published: Wednesday, May 23, 2018 @ 8:02 AM
— A retail store that has served customers chocolates, coffee and wine for more than a decade in front of the Dayton Mall shut down permanently this week, its franchise owner confirmed to this news outlet today.
The final day for Winans Chocolates + Coffees — which sold chocolates, coffee and wine — was Monday, May 21, according to Ben Czajka, the franchisee who oversees the Dayton-area stores for the Piqua-based Winans.
Czajka said the move represents a consolidation.
“The lease at the Dayton Mall location — it was a 10 year lease — has been up for over a year now, and we recently, about a year ago, opened (a shop) on Feedwire Road, so that gave us three locations in the Centerville area,” Czajka said. The third location is on Far Hills Avenue in Washington Twp. just north of Centerville.
The Feedwire location across from the Cornerstone of Centerville development “is seen as a better location in a growing area with better parking and visibility,” Czajka said. “So we are still growing, just repositioning. All of the employees are still with us; they either transferred to Far Hills or Feedwire.”
Laurie Winans Reiser, co-owner of Winans, said the closure was “based on the changing retail climate around the 725/741 corridor.”
Reiser said Winans “just completed a very successful new store opening in Wapakoneta, our 18th store. And we are excited about our newest store in downtown Columbus and its growth.”
Published: Wednesday, May 23, 2018 @ 2:46 AM
Updated: Wednesday, May 23, 2018 @ 7:19 AM
HUBER HEIGHTS — UPDATE @ 7:30 a.m: Huber Heights police have arrested two 18-year-old males in connection with a Target break-in that led to a pursuit early Wednesday morning.
Ankeese Brown and Cy’Ran Campbell, both from Dayton, are currently in Montgomery County Jail, according to the jail website.
The teens are suspected of breaking into the Target on Executive Blvd., where one to three Xbox gaming systems were stolen.
They then led police on a pursuit on Old Troy Pike that ended on Taylorsville Road after an officer made contact with the left rear tire of their vehicle, causing it to spin.
Their charges are pending at this time.
UPDATE @5:10 a.m.
One to three Xbox gaming systems were stolen when a Target was broken into early Wednesday morning.
Police said the two to three males who broke into the store also attempted to break into a locked phone case, but were unsuccessful.
Officers responded to Target located the suspect vehicle traveling south on Old Troy Pike near I-70. The vehicle did not stop and continued south on Old Troy Pike, and near Taylorsville Road, an officer made contact with the left rear tire, spinning the vehicle.
A few minutes later, the vehicle stopped on Taylorsville Road. Two inside the vehicle were detained.
UPDATE @ 3:20 a.m: Two men are in custody after reportedly breaking into Target and leading officials on a pursuit Wednesday morning, officials say.
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Huber Heights police were dispatched to the store at 5700 Executive Boulevard around 2:30 a.m. on reports of a break-in, per initial reports.
After seeing a car that matched the suspect vehicle description, a short, low-speed pursuit began southbound on Old Troy Pike near the I-70 overpass, according to officials.
The pursuit ended in the 5600 block of Taylorsville Road and the suspects were apprehended.
Officials say the men could face charges including failure to comply and breaking and entering.
No word on if anything was taken from the store.
Police are responding to a break-in that occurred at the Target in Huber Heights Wednesday morning.
The incident occurred at 5700 Executive Boulevard around 2:30 a.m., per initial reports.
There are at least three subjects reportedly involved.
Published: Wednesday, May 23, 2018 @ 7:18 AM
LOUISA COUNTY, Va. — A Virginia family is mourning the death of a 2-year-old boy after he was shot and killed by his 4-year-old brother.
Tyson Aponte was shot in the chest when his brother picked up what he thought was a toy. In reality it was a loaded gun, WTVR reported.
The children’s mother was home when the shooting happened Tuesday morning.
Tyson was taken to the University of Virginia Health System where he died, WCAV reported.
“It’s of paramount importance to make sure your guns are secured and out of the reach of children and everything,” Major Donald Lowe told WTVR. “At least have them unloaded or a safety lock on them, whatever you have to do to keep them from being discharged accidentally.”
Police are investigating.