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Published: Thursday, March 08, 2018 @ 1:08 PM
The school shooting in Parkland, Fla., last month has families around the region talking about safety and our schools.
Lawmakers in Columbus are considering new state laws. Gov. John Kasich is calling for changes. Some sheriffs say the answer is to arm teachers.
The debate is raging and people are searching for solutions.
On Monday, March 12, WHIO-TV Channel 7, the Dayton Daily News and AM1290 and News 95.7 WHIO are hosting a Schools, Guns and Safety Town Hall forum to get your questions answered.
News Center 7 anchor James Brown will talk with students, teachers, school administrators, law enforcement and lawmakers during the forum, which is from 7-8:30 p.m.
Listen to the forum live on AM1290 and News 95.7 WHIO.
Stream the event live on our websites.
You can also send in your questions now for the forum on WHIO-TV, WHIO Radio or the Dayton Daily News Facebook page.
Published: Sunday, June 24, 2018 @ 1:25 PM
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. — Police and fire officials in New Hampshire rescued a 2-year-old boy who was trapped under a pile of rocks Friday.
Portsmouth authorities responded to a call around 5:40 p.m. At the scene, officials found the boy pinned between large slabs of stone.
Preliminary investigation showed the boy had been playing atop one of the stone slabs with his grandfather when the slab he was standing on dislodged, causing the boy to fall forward and become trapped by the slab, which came to rest on his head.
“Essentially, this child was lying between a slab of granite with another on top of him and the disruption any more of that pile could cause catastrophic results," Portsmouth police Sgt. Kuffer Kaltenborn said.
The stone slabs, which are being stored in the yard, are intended to make up the foundation of a seawall that is currently under construction. Each stone slab is estimated to weigh several hundreds of pounds.
Luckily, the responding officer turned out to have previous experience as a professional stone mason who specialized in historical foundation repair.
Portsmouth police Officer T.J. Potter's experience helped him accurately assess the damage the child was in and properly remove the slabs from atop the child.
"(It was) a five-man stone or a five-man block which indicated that you would need 4-5 people to life it and set it on a wall, and we have done stones like that and built with stones like that so I knew we could lift it by hand," Potter said. "I think that was the main concern -- can we lift it off the boy?"
The situation was highly delicate as one of the stone slabs was resting on the child's head, and could give way at any moment, putting the child at risk of suffering the full weight of the stone on his head.
Thanks to a coordinated effort by police and firefighters, it only took nine minutes for the child to be freed from the weight of the stones. The child's parents were able to keep him calm as first responders worked their way around the stone slabs and rescued him.
Published: Sunday, June 24, 2018 @ 1:27 PM
HUBER HEIGHTS — Crews responded to a multiple vehicle accident in Huber Heights Sunday.
Dispatchers confirmed the crash occurred at Brandt Pike and Kitridge Road around 11:50 a.m.
We are working to learn more and will update this page as information becomes available.
Published: Sunday, June 24, 2018 @ 9:23 AM
Updated: Sunday, June 24, 2018 @ 2:08 PM
DAYTON — UPDATE @2:08 p.m.
The B-22 Raptor Demonstration is now taking place at the Dayton Vectren Air Show.
Next up: U.S. Air Force Heritage Flight, CareFlight dedication, Tora Tora Tora, Jet Waco and, finally, the U.S. Navy Blue Angels.
UPDATE @1:15 p.m.
B-17 Movie Memphis Belle: The movie Memphis Belle commemorates the real B-17 Memphis Belle Flying Fortress during World War II heavy bomber.
UPDATE @1:12 p.m.
Vicky Benzing is known for her record as “Fastest Woman Racer” in the history of the Reno Air Races in Nevada.
Today at the Vectren Dayton Air Show she was able to complete all of her stunts, though she said Saturday she couldn’t perform her opening stunt because of lower clouds.
Today the air show is running a high show. On Saturday, only a few of the earlier acts couldn’t perform at a high level because of lower clouds. Benzing learned to fly at a young age and has been flying for over 30 years. The Californian also has a Ph.D. in Chemistry.
UPDATE @12:45 p.m.
The U.S. Army Golden Knights have completed their act. Vicky Benzing will take to the air next.
The Army Golden Knights have the @DaytonAirShow audience watching closely as they maneuver jumps and show parachute skills. The group was formed in 1959. Based in Ft. Bragg, North Carolina, the 16-member team’s jump aircraft is a Fokker C-31A Troopship. @daytondailynews @whiotv pic.twitter.com/6LedQRKzTA— Holly Shively (@hrshively) June 24, 2018
UPDATE @12:19 p.m.
The flag taken up by the Redline Circle of Cincinnati has dropped, and the Vectren Dayton Air Show is starting up.
Lead pilot of Redline Ken Rieder knew he was going to be a pilot almost his entire life.
He went to his first air show in Waynesville when he was 5 years old.
PHOTOS: Images from Saturday Air Show
“My dad was driving up to Columbus for something. We saw it as we were driving by and I was excited, so he pulled in.”
At a young age, Rieder started building model planes, joined the Civil Air Patrol at 12 years old and eventually got his pilot’s license at age 21.
“From there on it was everything I could do to get flying,” Rieder said.
The Dayton Air Show is particular important to Rieder as the first large air show he had ever attended. He said he never imagined he’d be flying in the Dayton Air Show when he was younger.
Now he’s not only flying in the show, but he built the planes he and partner Ron Thocker are flying today. The team will be back later in the show.
UPDATE @11:50 a.m.
Flying acts will begin soon.
Watch live coverage of the acts here.
Look at that sky as Sean Tucker in his Oracle Challenger III gets the crowd excited for the feature @DaytonAirShow beginning in 20 minutes. @daytondailynews @WHIORadio @whiotv pic.twitter.com/apiqGFSa08— Holly Shively (@hrshively) June 24, 2018
Gates are open for the last day of the 2018 Vectren Dayton Air Show.
The first acts take to the skies at noon and fly through 4:15 p.m. Gates close at 6 p.m.
Today’s lineup of feature flying acts include: the Tuskegee Airmen, P-51 Mustang, U.S. Army Golden Knights, Vicky Benzing, B-17 Movie Memphis Belle, Redline, Sean Tucker, U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor, U.S. Air Force Heritage Flight, CareFlight dedication, Tora Tora Tora, Jet Waco and the U.S. Navy Blue Angels.
Published: Sunday, June 24, 2018 @ 1:04 PM
BEAVERCREEK — A two-vehicle crash on U.S. 35 westbound of Shakertown Road caused a back-up in Beavercreek Sunday.
Emergency crews responded to the crash that reportedly involved two vehicles on opposite sides of the highway around 12:40 p.m., according to scanner traffic.
Moderate damage was reported, according to scanner traffic.