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Understanding rules for concealed carry weapons at Wright-Patt

Published: Friday, February 09, 2018 @ 9:23 AM

            Airman 1st Class Joshua Campbell shows how to turn in a weapon to Senior Airman Alec Brennan, who is standing behind the armory window at the 88th Security Forces Armory, Bldg. 295, Area A. (U.S. Air Force photos/Laura McGowan)
Airman 1st Class Joshua Campbell shows how to turn in a weapon to Senior Airman Alec Brennan, who is standing behind the armory window at the 88th Security Forces Armory, Bldg. 295, Area A. (U.S. Air Force photos/Laura McGowan)

Along with the Second Amendment rights and privileges of gun ownership and operation comes the responsibility of properly carrying weapons, especially for personnel who live on Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.

“As of March 23, 2015, Ohio recognizes concealed handgun licenses from all states, according to the Ohio Attorney General’s website,” said Staff Sgt. Daniel George, NCO in charge, Police Services, 88th Security Forces Squadron. “However, the base does not offer CCW classes, and while on base property CCW holders are not authorized to carry their firearm.”

George stipulated that all CCWs permit holders who live in the enlisted dormitories on Area A are not authorized firearms in their rooms. If they own a weapon, it must be stored in the 88th Security Forces Armory, Bldg. 295, Area A.

“If dormitory Airmen wish to check the weapon out and go to an off-base range, they can do so, but they need to leave the weapon in a locked case separate from the ammunition in the trunk of their vehicle, not accessible to driver or passengers, until they are off base property,” George said.

He said when service members returning to the base with a weapon (properly stored and not accessible), they must inform the gate guard they are returning their weapon for storage in the Security Forces armory.

“Residents of the Properties at Wright Field are authorized to have their firearms in their residence, but they must utilize the same process as if they were taking their weapon out of the SF armory,” he said. “They must register their firearms with the housing management, which will then be sent to Security Forces for filing.”

Residents of the Prairies can store their weapons in their homes as long as their firearms are registered with the Prairies housing office, and they should ensure their weapons are not accessible to minors who may inadvertently fire the weapon, causing injury or death.

For additional information, call George at 937-522-4211.

Person ejected from car in accident on I-75 in Troy

Published: Sunday, May 20, 2018 @ 7:18 PM

An accident on I-75 northbound near mile marker 78 has caused at least one person to be ejected, Miami County dispatch confirmed.

Scanner reports indicated the car rolled over several times and injuries could be fatal.

We are working to learn more and will update this story with more details as they become available.

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Deaf, pregnant woman with service animal says she was punched on flight

Published: Sunday, May 20, 2018 @ 6:02 PM

A deaf, pregnant woman said a man punched her in the stomach and hit her service dog waiting to exit a plane. (Photo: Screengrab via
A deaf, pregnant woman said a man punched her in the stomach and hit her service dog waiting to exit a plane. (Photo: Screengrab via

Video shows a confrontation that erupted after a deaf pregnant woman said a man punched her and her service dog as their Frontier flight was taxiing to a gate at Orlando International Airport.

The family of the man said it was all a misunderstanding.

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Hazel Ramirez admits that her fiancé, Matthew Silva, tackled Timothy Manley in the terminal early Thursday.

But she said that was after Manley punched her service dog.

She told police the attack happened after the flight from Colorado Springs, Colorado, landed in Orlando when "the larger service animal took up more space than Timothy felt it deserved."

Ramirez, who is deaf, spoke to WFTV Friday evening through a sign language interpreter.

"My fiancé started yelling at the man and said, 'Don't you ever touch our dog. Don't touch a service animal ever,'" she said. "'That's not OK.'"

Video shows Ramirez and her fiancé respond by angrily signing at Manley.

Petrini Manley, Timothy Manley's wife, told WFTV her husband accidentally swatted the great Dane when it startled him, but he couldn't convey that to Ramirez's fiancé.

She said her husband is an animal lover who would never intentionally harm a dog.

Petrini Manley said her son recorded video that shows Silva kicking her husband in anger -- proof that Silva was the aggressor.

But Ramirez, who is 20 weeks pregnant, said it didn't escalate into a tackle until Manley punched her in the stomach after her fiancé shouted at him.

"That's when my fiancé just became furious, because he put his hands on me and the kid and the dog," she said.

She said her fiancé was trying to keep everyone there until police arrived, but Manley's family said it never understood that and instead felt they were being held hostage.

Petrini Manley said Silva is the one who got violent first, even causing her glasses to break.

The Orlando Police Department has handed over the case to the FBI since the incident happened on a plane.

An FBI spokesman said the agency is working with OPD to determine whether anyone will be charged in the case.

Man intentionally drove through restaurant, killed 2, including deputy daughter

Published: Sunday, May 20, 2018 @ 7:01 PM

A man drove through a restaurant Sunday. (Photo:
A man drove through a restaurant Sunday. (Photo:

Families were sitting down for a comfortable Sunday lunch when chaos ensued at a Gaston County restaurant.

Two people died and others were injured when a man drove his car into a Gaston County restaurant just after noon.

Police said the driver of the car, Roger Self, was taken into custody.

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Police said after their initial investigation, they believe Self, of Dallas, drove the car through the Surf and Turf Lodge in Bessemer City intentionally. 

Wait staff told our partners at the Gaston Gazette that Self took his family into the restaurant and had them seated. He then went back out to his vehicle and drove at a high rate of speed into the area where they were sitting.

Officers said one of the victims was identified as Self’s daughter, Katelyn Self, 26, who worked with the Gaston County Sheriff’s Office.

Other family members were also injured, according to police.

"Tragic, tragic loss of life,” Gaston County Sheriff Alan Cloninger said. “I'm asking people just to keep the family in your prayers, and the Sheriff's Office, because we're suffering right now."

Caleb Martin, who is just 14 years old and buses tables at the restaurant, witnessed the car crash through the building.

"I walked over to my station and I heard a loud boom,” he said. “It went straight through. There's a doorway. There is a wall and he drove in another room."

Caleb was dazed by the carnage he saw.

He said that momentarily he didn't know what to do but then sprang into action.

"The one guy I could help in back, he was pretty hurt,” Martin said, “I helped paramedics move tables off this dude and I moved debris out of the way so they could get to him."

Officials said Roger Self is a private investigator who used to work for the Gastonia Police Department years ago.

Police said all of the victims, and Roger Self, are known to the employees.

"He was a regular and we haven't seen him in a while, so when he came back, it was kind of sad,” Martin said.

This is a developing story. Check back with for updates.

Rain, storms to start the work-week; dry to finish

Published: Sunday, May 20, 2018 @ 4:50 AM
Updated: Sunday, May 20, 2018 @ 7:22 PM

Storm warnings in area


The first part of your Sunday should be dry, but once again the chances for more showers and storms returns for the second half of the day, according to Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar. Some of the storms towards evening could be strong to severe with the biggest concerns being strong winds and some heavy downpours. There is the chance that we could see some hail as well. Highs today will be in the lower 80s.

WHIO Doppler 7 Interactive Radar


  • Chance for a few showers and storms this evening
  • More widespread showers and storms Monday
  • Drying out Wednesday through Friday


5-Day Forecast

Tonight: Chance for a few showers and storms looks smaller, but still there. Eventual lows overnight will drop into the lower 60s.

Monday: Better chance for showers and storms returns. Highs will be in the upper 70s.

Tuesday: A few lingering showers, maybe a few storms are likely for the first part of your day. Highs will be in the lower 80s.

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Wednesday: It looks like we finally dry things out on Wednesday under partly sunny skies. Highs again will be in the lower 80s.

Thursday: Mostly sunny skies for your day with highs in the lower 80s.

Friday: We push closer to the mid 80s with partly sunny skies.

5 Day Forecast with Meteorologist Brett Collar