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Published: Friday, April 21, 2017 @ 9:04 AM
Updated: Friday, April 21, 2017 @ 5:11 PM
— Wright State University’s executive vice president of planning is resigning, the Dayton Daily News has learned.
Robert Sweeney’s last day as part of the WSU administration will be May 20, said spokesman Seth Bauguess. Sweeney also serves as secretary to the board of trustees.
Sweeney will return to a finance faculty position in the Raj Soin College of Business. He will begin teaching full-time again either this summer or in the fall, Bauguess said.
Sweeney was not immediately available to comment on Thursday.
Sweeney’s resignation comes just days after this news organization learned that provost Tom Sudkamp and associate provost Steven Berberich are looking to leave the university. The two leaders were named as finalists for jobs at two different universities in Arkansas.
Robert Fyffe, Wright State’s vice president of research and graduate school dean, also recently announced he would resign, effective Sept. 30.
Fyffe’s resignation came less than two weeks after an audit of WSU’s research funding was released by the board of trustees.
The leadership changes come as the school is dealing with a financial crisis that requires the administration to cut $25 million from next year’s budget to balance the books.
Wright State trustees have said they expected administrators to resign as the university begins the transition of bringing its next president into office.
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Published: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 @ 11:54 PM
TULSA, Okla. — A man is in custody after police received reports of a semitrailer driving the wrong way down a street in Tulsa, Oklahoma and crashing into a vehicle.
Police said they believe the semitrailer was traveling the wrong way on Skelly Drive on Tuesday evening.
They said the driver reportedly did not stop at red lights and crashed into a vehicle near 51st Street and Harvard Avenue. No one was injured, police said.
They believe the driver then headed to 81st Street and Riverside Parkway and walked away from the vehicle.
Police have not publicly identified the driver, but they found him naked in the area around 8 p.m.
He reportedly ran from the scene after police found him, but officers soon brought him back into custody.
Police believe he was using PCP. Officers said they were taking the suspect to an area hospital and then to jail.
He will face charges related to driving the wrong way and fleeing the scene of a crash.
Published: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 @ 10:26 PM
KETTERING — A new device was invented that could help save students' lives in a school shooting, according to News Center 7's Lauren Clark.
Within the last 6 months, Chris Monturo - employee of the Miami Valley Crime Lab and owner of Lockdown EDU - has come up with a device that's meant to block windows so a shooter cannot look into a classroom or break the glass to get inside. "It's a simple device that simply hangs on the door and latches into place," said Monturo. "We can't rely on other people. We need to figure out what we can do."
Monturo's motivation is personal - his wife is a Kettering school teacher, and they have two sons in school at Centerville. "Situation arises... it gets mounted... it's on. Now the window is secured. Now no one can enter from the other side... break through that window... then unlock the door and get in," said Monturo. He knows, by now, that a school shooting can happen anywhere.
This device could be a quick and effective addition to classrooms here in the Miami Valley and beyond, said Clark of News Center 7. "Any other step, be it gun control or any other kind of large process like that, is not going to happen overnight. So, there are things that can happen overnight. So, that's what I'm trying to work for is - let's get something in place now instead of all that discussion,” said Monturo.
For more information about Lockdown EDU, or to purchase a device, visit https://lockdownedu.com.
Published: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 @ 3:26 AM
Updated: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 @ 11:27 PM
TONIGHT: Skies will be partly cloudy with cooler, less humid air filtering in. Temperatures will fall back to the upper 50s overnight.
WEDNESDAY: Skies will become mostly sunny with more comfortable conditions and lower humidity. Not as muggy for the afternoon with sunshine and highs in the upper 70s.
THURSDAY: A great day with it being dry from start to finish. Plenty of sunshine with highs in the low 80s.
FRIDAY: Another dry day with temperatures heating up again in the mid-80s. Expect sunshine and very few clouds.
SATURDAY: Sun and clouds for the day that’s expected to muggy and very warm. Highs reach in the middle to upper 80s. A passing shower or storm is possible.
SUNDAY: Muggy and warm with a chance of scattered storms. Highs will be in the middle 80s.
MEMORIAL DAY: Partly cloudy skies expected for the holiday with a chance of hit-or-miss storms. Highs will signal a very warm day, topping out in the middle to upper 80s.
Published: Wednesday, May 16, 2018 @ 2:44 AM
Updated: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 @ 11:47 PM
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