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Published: Monday, February 06, 2017 @ 5:30 PM
We set up estate plans for our money, our homes, our pets, but what about our digital assets? Your photos, social media posts, music and books are part of your legacy and who controls them when you are gone
When someone dies, Facebook's policy is to "memorialize" the account. Friends and family members an still share memories but no one can log in, not even a spouse or a parent. We learned that the only way to get around the policy, is by appointing a "legacy contact." It is the one person you trust to access your account if you die. The problem is that most people have no idea that this feature exists.
"I have encouraged all of my friends to set up a legacy contact," said Jana Bateman.
Facebook launched the "legacy" feature one month after Jana Bateman's husband, Gale, died of colon cancer in 2015. By then, she had already been locked out of his account.
"It made me feel very violated. It almost made me feel like he had died all over again, " said Bateman. "That was his and shouldn't it have been mine?"
State Rep. Bob Cupp of Lima and Jeff Rezabek of Clayton co-sponsored a probate law reform that requires attorneys in Ohio to talk about digital assets with their clients as a preventative measure.
Governor Kasich just recently signed it into law.
Dayton attorney Greg Gant people should appoint a legacy contact on Facebook and talk to their attorney about putting someone in charge of their digital assets.
"Ultimately, somebody needs to be in control, " said Gant. "So it needs to be the spouse, or the mom, or the dad."
Published: Wednesday, July 11, 2018 @ 3:27 AM
Updated: Tuesday, July 17, 2018 @ 5:58 AM
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Published: Tuesday, July 17, 2018 @ 3:19 AM
Updated: Tuesday, July 17, 2018 @ 5:57 AM
TODAY: A nice morning with it being muggy early, but becoming more comfortable through the afternoon. It’ll be warmer than normal again with highs in the mid to upper 80s. Overall dry day with sunshine and some afternoon clouds.
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Published: Monday, July 16, 2018 @ 9:12 PM
Updated: Tuesday, July 17, 2018 @ 2:10 AM
PERRY TWP., Montgomery County — UPDATE @ 10:25 p.m.
Brookville firefighters rescued a family pet stuck in a drainage ditch after a neighbor reported hearing a dog barking.
Crews responded to the ditch on Air Hill Road, near Keener Road in Perry Twp.
“We did find a small 30- to 40-pound dog that was trapped about 40 feet in the storm drain,” Brookville Fire Capt. Jim Hart said. “We utilized a portable stretcher and two of my guys were able to crawl into the storm drain, and the dog was thankfully pretty friendly and we were able to get her put on top of that stretcher and use the rope system to pull her out.”
The 17-year-old dog was stuck and had potentially been there for about a day, Hart said.
The dog’s family took her home following the rescue.
UPDATE @ 9:50 p.m.
A dog was pulled from a 48-inch culvert.
The dog was described as about 17 years old and deaf and had been missing since Sunday.
The dog’s owners took their pet home.
A rescue operation is underway after a dog was found trapped in a 48-inch culvert.
Crews are on scene near the intersection of Keener and Air Hill roads, according to the Montgomery County Regional Dispatch Center.
The dog, described as possibly a yellow Labrador retriever, is reportedly 45 feet down.
We have a crew on the way and will update this report.
Published: Tuesday, July 17, 2018 @ 1:28 AM
Updated: Tuesday, July 17, 2018 @ 2:15 AM
HARRISON TWP. — UPDATE @ 2:20 a.m: A vacant house fire that occurred on Lodell Avenue early Tuesday morning is considered suspicious, according to Harrison Twp. fire officials.
OTHER LOCAL NEWS: Brookville firefighters rescue trapped dog in Perry Twp. culvert
The structure, located in the 2100 block, was fully involved when crews arrived on scene just after 1 a.m.
No other nearby homes were affected as a result of the fire.
No injuries were reported as crews extinguished the flames.
Damage estimates were not immediately available as the fire remains under investigation.
Crews are responding to the 2100 block of Lodell Avenue on a reported fully involved structure fire that occurred early Tuesday morning.
Initial reports indicate the incident was dispatched just after 1 a.m. at a structure that is reportedly vacant.