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Published: Monday, January 15, 2018 @ 4:23 PM
Wright State University is planning an open community forum to discuss its budget issues.
The forum, referred to as part of the school’s “Let’s Talk” series, is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. on Jan. 24 in the Apollo Room of the Student Union and will feature presentations from university administrators and leaders, according to WSU.
Wright State president Cheryl Schrader will moderate a panel discussion between WSU vice president for finance and operations and chief business officer Walt Branson, university controller Tina Heigel and board of trustees chairman Doug Fecher.
The public will have the opportunity to ask questions following presentations, according to the school.
In June, Wright State trustees slashed more than $30.8 million from the school’s fiscal year 2018 budget in an attempt to begin correcting years of overspending.
If Wright State is able to stay on budget this year, it might be able to avoid state fiscal watch, administrators have said. An update on potential fiscal watch is expected to be discussed during the forum, according to WSU.
Published: Friday, May 25, 2018 @ 6:16 AM
HOUSTON, TEXAS — A 13-year-old boy was arrested after leading Houston deputies on a high-speed chase that lasted more than 20 miles in a stolen vehicle.
It was not until the teenager crashed the vehicle that officials discovered he was only in the sixth grade, Houston-based television station KTRK reports.
The chase began after the teen was spotted going 60 mph in a 35 mph zone. Refusing to stop, he jumped on and off several Houston highways reaching speeds up to 100 miles per hour. He eventually made his way downtown, where he crashed.
The chase took a turn when a pursuing deputy crashed into another vehicle. The deputy and driver of the other vehicle were taken to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
The 13-year-old driver, who was not cooperative with detectives in telling them where he got the stolen car, was arrested and faces felony charges.
His name was not released because he is a juvenile.
Published: Thursday, May 24, 2018 @ 11:40 PM
Updated: Friday, May 25, 2018 @ 2:29 AM
— An Air Pollution Advisory is in effect today for Butler, Clark, Greene, Miami, Montgomery and Warren counties for smog.
With temperatures expected in the upper 80s with abundant sunshine and light southerly winds, conditions will be conducive for the formation of ground-level ozone, or smog, and may lead to elevated air pollution levels, according to the Regional Air Pollution Control Agency.
Children, the elderly and people with respiratory diseases should reduce prolonged or heavy exertion. Symptoms such as coughing, shortness of breath, or unusual fatigue may indicate a serious problem. Residents should contact their health care provider if any of these symptoms occur. The general public is not likely to be affected, according to the agency.
To reduce smog, particularly on Air Pollution Advisory days:
For more information about air pollution, visit www.miamivalleyair.org for details and to register to receive “Air Pollution Advisories” via email.
Published: Friday, May 25, 2018 @ 1:47 AM
Updated: Friday, May 25, 2018 @ 5:39 AM
DAYTON — A man got into a physical altercation with at least one Dayton police officer and pepper sprayed the official, prompting a ‘Signal 99’ officer assistance call early Friday morning.
A police report states officials arrested Aaron Goings, 26, in the 100 block of N. Wright Avenue after being dispatched on a suspicious circumstance call around 1 a.m.
Goings, who was reportedly injured as a result of the fight, was transported to Grandview Medical Center.
No word on his condition.
He is not currently listed on the Montgomery County Jail website at this time, but the report states his charges include assault, obstructing official business, resisting arrest, possession of drugs, and possessing a drug abuse instrument.
Published: Friday, May 25, 2018 @ 5:43 AM
ORLANDO, Fla. — From now through July 4, U.S. veterans and up to three guests can get free admission to SeaWorld Orlando, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay as well as other SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment properties across the U.S.
SeaWorld said in a news release that this new offer joins the ongoing Waves of Honor program that offers complimentary admission to any U.S. active duty military, activated or drilling reservist, or National Guardsman once per year, for the military personnel and as many as three direct dependents.
Veterans must redeem their complimentary single-day ticket(s) online at www.WavesofHonor.com. The free tickets are available online only, not available at the front gate for each park.
In addition to SeaWorld Orlando and Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, the free admission offer is available at SeaWorld San Antonio, SeaWorld San Diego, and Busch Gardens Williamsburg.