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Dayton Police investigating shooting

WDTN News - 3 hours 39 min ago

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Officials are searching for a suspect after a shooting in Dayton Saturday night.

Crews were called to the 1400 block of Oakridge Dr. around 7:30 p.m.

Police say the victim left the scene, officials are checking with area hospitals hoping to speak with the victim about what happened.

The suspect was last seen wearing a blue jacket, All Star brand gray paints and white shoes.

2 NEWS will update the story as more details become available.

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Officials investigating deadly motorcycle crash in West Liberty

WDTN News - 3 hours 59 min ago

WEST LIBERTY, Ohio (WDTN) – Officials are investigating a motorcycle crash in West Liberty Saturday evening.

It happened at 27 hundred block of State Route 245 around 7 p.m.

The coroner has been called to the scene, officials say at least one person has died.

2 NEWS has a crew on the way.

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UD campus bittersweet on Coach Archie Miller’s departure

WDTN News - 4 hours 21 min ago

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – It’s no surprise the talk on the University of Dayton campus Saturday was all about Archie Miller.

The reaction was mixed across campus, but overall everyone seems to be happy for Coach Miller.

“I mean it’s disappointing of course, but I’m still thankful for everything he’s done these past four years,” said UD Senior Mitch Breidinger.

Miller led the team to win 139 games and once took the Flyers all the way to Elite 8.

“I saw the tweet and I was heartbroken. Never again will be as good as we were with Archie,” said Jack Talaga.

With the departure of five seniors and the man running the show gone, some students are optimistic.

“We don’t have anymore seniors. They are all gone. We have new people coming in and we don’t have anything to prove. They don’t have anything to show,” said Even Black.

Fans hope a new coach will be able to build on the foundation of success that Miller’s leaving behind.

The next coach will not only inherit a team, but a community.

“The first year or the second year I’ll understand, like he’s going to be a new coach but in the third or fourth year determines how good he is. So, we’ll see,” said Luke Sabbath.

“My expectation is to win a national championship. If we don’t, I’m going to be heartbroken every single year. I’m expecting a good coach to come in and I trust UD. They brought in Archie. We are going to bring in a new guy and we’ll win a championship,” said Talaga.

No announcements have been as to who will be taking over Miller’s spot, that decision could take weeks.

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Officials say a man intentionally hit fiancé with car

WDTN News - 4 hours 28 min ago

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Homicide detectives are on scene after a man allegedly struck his fiancé with a car Saturday evening.

It happened in the DeSoto Bass apartment complex around 5:30 p.m.

A witness says he believes the suspect intentionally struck his fiancé after she caught him cheating. He says the woman punched the man in the face and as she was walking back to her car, he allegedly crashed into her, pinning her against a parked vehicle.

The woman was taken to Miami Valley Hospital and is in serious condition.

Officials say they called homicide detectives to the scene because of the severity of the victim’s condition.

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Troopers: Stolen National Guard Humvee found in Ohio garage

WDTN News - 5 hours 33 min ago

STOW, Ohio (AP) — State troopers in Ohio say a Humvee swiped from an Ohio National Guard Armory has been found in a garage at a vacant home.

The State Highway Patrol says it found the sand-colored military vehicle Friday night after getting tips on its whereabouts.

A patrol spokesman says no arrests have been made.

Authorities say someone cut through a fence at the National Guard Armory in Stow, about 35 miles (56 kilometers) southeast of Cleveland, either late Tuesday or early Wednesday.

The patrol says the Humvee was located in neighboring Trumbull County.

Troopers say the Humvee was secured at the time it was stolen, but someone managed to disable its locking mechanism.

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Vegas Strip shut down with gunman on bus

WDTN News - 6 hours 23 min ago

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A gunman barricaded himself inside a bus Saturday along the Las Vegas Strip, prompting a partial closure of the busy boulevard, police said.

The standoff began after a shooting was reported on Las Vegas Boulevard in the heart of the Strip near the Cosmopolitan hotel-casino.

One person is dead and one person has been wounded.

Police say they do not believe there are any other suspects. No further information was available on the shooting.

Las Vegas Boulevard is closed between Flamingo Road and Harmon Avenue.

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Firefighters put out flames in Dayton that could be seen on highway

WDTN News - 6 hours 42 min ago

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Fire crews are responding to a structure fire in Dayton.

It broke out around 4:00 p.m. in the 50 block of Neal Avenue.

Officials say a detached garage was fully engulfed when they arrived on scene. No injuries were reported.

The smoke could be seen from the highway on I-75 through downtown.

2 NEWS has a crew on the way.

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Storm destroys church as threat continues in Midwest, South

WDTN News - 7 hours 22 min ago

AP – An apparent tornado demolished a church as a large system of storms threatened several states across the South and Midwest, authorities said.

The storm destroyed the Ringgold Assembly of God Church in Ringgold, Louisiana, late Friday night, the Bienville Parish Sheriff’s Office said in a statement Saturday. No injuries were reported.

The National Weather Service planned damage surveys to confirm whether a tornado struck the church.

Saturday’s storms were rolling across Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana, where power companies on Saturday reported more than 15,000 customers without electricity. Thousands of other power outages were reported in Texas and Arkansas.

Meteorologists said Saturday’s storms were just the start of what’s expected to be a dangerous week of weather.

“We have a very active pattern unfolding,” said Bill Bunting, chief of forecast operations at the Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Oklahoma.

On Sunday, residents in Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas could see another round of severe storms, forecasters said.

The worst of it is possible across a wide swath of central Oklahoma and the northern tip of Texas. The area includes the Oklahoma City metro area.

Sunday’s thunderstorms are expected to track eastward and could be accompanied by damaging winds, large hail and tornadoes.

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Archie Miller leaving Dayton for Indiana

WDTN News - 10 hours 19 min ago

DAYTON, Ohio –  Archie Miller will be the new head coach at Indiana.  Miller has reportedly agreed to a 7-year contract with the Hoosiers. Coach Miller just recently concluded his sixth season at the University of Dayton.  The Flyers were the regular season Atlantic Ten Champions but lost to Wichita State in the first round of the NCAA tourney.  Miller met with the UD players shortly after Noon on Saturday. Below is the statement from the University of Dayton:

University of Dayton Vice President and Director of Athletics Neil Sullivan confirmed that Archie Miller, head coach of the Flyer men’s basketball team, has resigned after six years at the helm to accept the same position at Indiana University.

“I want to extend our deepest gratitude and sincere thanks to Archie for an incredible run,” said Sullivan.  “He is a first-class person and coach and has made incredible contributions to our men’s basketball program, the University and the community. He has made a lasting impact on the student-athletes he has served.”

University of Dayton President Eric F. Spina said, “Although the University is saddened by Archie’s departure, we are grateful for his tenacity and the support he provided our student-athletes on and off the court.
“We appreciate Archie’s contributions in strengthening our program and returning it to national visibility, and we wish Archie and Morgan well. This is a great basketball program in a great basketball town and we will hire a great coach to build on that tradition.”

A national search for the position begins immediately.

“We did everything we could to keep Archie at UD, but now our sole focus turns to continuing to build the quality of our nationally competitive program,” said Sullivan. “We will continue to aggressively pursue what the campus and Dayton communities expect from our program – graduating student-athletes, winning conference championships, advancing in the NCAA Tournament and representing this University with integrity and in a first-class manner.”

A press conference will be held Monday afternoon at Indiana University to introduce Miller. The time is yet to be announced.

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Deputies investigating rollover crash in Darke County

WDTN News - 12 hours 13 min ago

DARKE COUNTY, Ohio (WDTN) – The Darke County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a rollover crash.

It happened in the 1600 block of Mills Road just before 3:00 a.m. Saturday.

According to a press release, the driver lost control heading into a curve, hit a guardrail and flipped over it. Two female occupants were thrown from the car.

One woman was taken by Careflight to Miami Valley Hosptial for serious injuries. The other woman was taken to Reid Hospital in Indiana.

Deputies believe alcohol and speed played a part in the crash.

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Gunshots fired in burglary of store at Bellagio in Las Vegas

WDTN News - 12 hours 53 min ago

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas police say they are investigating a burglary at a high-end retail store inside the Bellagio Hotel and Casino.

Police said in a statement Saturday that a preliminary investigation suggests that at least three people entered the store and one of them fired gunshots. No one was injured and a suspect was taken into custody.

Authorities say initial reports indicated there was an active shooter but that proved to be false. Parts of the casino property are closed as police investigate.

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Mild and breezy today with a few showers possible

WDTN News - 17 hours 14 min ago

 

Another mild day across the Miami Valley. Expect more clouds than sun today with a spotty shower possible. An area of low pressure moves into the area later tonight and Sunday bringing in a better chance of showers and storms.

TODAY: Mostly cloudy, breezy and mild with a slight chance of showers. High 73

TONIGHT: Mild with scattered showers and thunderstorms. Low 56

SUNDAY: Showers and a few thunderstorms. Breezy. High near 65

Unsettled weather will continue into the beginning of the new week. High temperatures are expected around 65 -70 Monday and Tuesday with a chance of showers and a few storms both days.

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Fuyao responds to worker concerns

WDTN News - Sat, 03/25/2017 - 00:08

MORAINE, Ohio (WDTN) – Representatives from Fuyao Glass America responded to concerns from factory workers.

Several workers expressed worries about ongoing safety issues at the plant during last night’s Moraine City Council meeting.

When we sat down with Fuyao they told us that they had received 28 citations since opening in 20-15. Management says that after working with OSHA officials, they were able to reduce the number of citations to 10, with fines up to $100,000.

The factory safety manager told us that one of the biggest safety hurdles is making equipment brought over from China, safe and up to American standards. Because of that, the plant was forced to make adjustments as production continued, resulting in OSHA citations.

Safety isn’t the only concern coming out of the factory.

Workers tell 2 NEWS they are having a hard time communicating with Chinese workers. Management acknowledged the communication problem and says it’s a work in progress.

“It’s important that our supervisors understand our motivations here because it some cases they are different then the motivations for employees in their Chinese plants. Ultimately the goal is that all of the functions are managed and supervised by Americans,” said Fuyao Safety Manager, John Crane.

Crane also says they know there’s a lot of workers that want to unionize, but he said they (Fuyao) prefer their workers come to them with their concerns first.

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Ohio reaction to failed healthcare bill

WDTN News - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 23:44

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Under the failed bill, nearly 700,000 Ohioans were at risk of losing coverage.

That’s because Ohio was one of 31 states to expand medicaid under Obamacare.

Sinclair Professor Derek Petrey says he’s voted republican and democrat, and just wants solutions. He’s traveled the world and seen how health care works in different nations. He wants a plan that works here too.

“I think we are a great enough country to figure it out,” said Petrey.

Ohio was one of 31 states to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. About 7000,000 residents gained coverage under the new eligibility rules.

That’s why Representative Mike Turner said he didn’t support the GOP led measure.

“In the end as you know, this bill would result in the coverage of many people in my community losing their health care coverage. That was a bridge too far,” said Turner in an interview with CNN.

Turner said he hopes the president becomes more engaged in crafting a bill that fixes what was wrong with the current one.

“Why don’t we work with the senate to find a bill that 51 senators would approve. That will probably be a bill that won’t result in a coverage being cut to people in my community,” said Turner.

Adding more disapproval, a past chairman of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, Congressman Jim Jordan of Urbana, tweeted tonight: “We must immediately return to the drawing board.” Saying republicans need a plan to reduce costs by increasing choice and competition.

Governor John Kasich said in a tweet tonight, “Now we have a chance to do it right. Both sides must work together to replace Obamacare with a real plan that balances cost with coverage and takes care of the drug addicted and mentally ill.”

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Clark County’s new plan to combat surge in opioid overdoses

WDTN News - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 20:29

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (WDTN) — Springfield has seen a record number of overdoses so far this year and now the Clark County Prosecutor’s Office is taking new measures to help combat the opioid crisis.

People who overdose in Clark County could soon face drug possession charges if they don’t seek treatment.

The new policy would fall in line with the 911 Good Samaritan Law that Governor John Kasich signed in September, which provides immunity to people seeking medical treatment for drug overdoses.

Currently, anyone who overdoses can freely walk out of an emergency room with no repercussions and even refuse transport to a hospital by first responders if Narcan is used to revive them at a scene.

The new policy will require them to attend drug addiction treatment within 30 days of the overdose or be charged with drug possession. Clark County first responders hope this will help lower the number of overdoses in the area.

The Good Samaritan Law, however, will not apply to repeat offenders who overdose three or more times.

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Man killed in Springfield drive by style shooting identified

WDTN News - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 19:50

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (WDTN) — The Springfield man shot and killed in drive-by style shooting has been identified.  Brandon Dearmond, 30, died Friday from multiple gunshot wounds.

Officers were called to the 1300 block of Linden Avenue just after 2 a.m. on Friday.

Family members telling 2 NEWS Dearmond was at home with his girlfriend, when he received a text from his cousin asking him to go along with him to a woman’s house.  The men walked two blocks to the Linden Avenue home, where they were met with a spray of bullets from a car as they knocked on the door.  Family members said the soon to be first-time father was hit multiple times.  The other man was uninjured.

“They ambushed him.  They took like 30 shots at him,” Dearmond’s father said.  “We’re devastated and we’re still trying to figure this out.”

According to police records, after the shooting Dearmond was found laying on the north side of the house.  Officers helped move him to the front porch and performed CPR, but medics were unable to save him.  Police said he died at the scene.

This is the second homicide of the year in Springfield. Jeffery Rife, 36, was shot and killed on March 18 in the 500 block of Clairmont Avenue.

No arrest has been made in the Linden Avenue shooting at this time. Springfield PD is still investigating.

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Ohio legislators get an inside look at Dayton's arcade building - WKEF ABC 22

Local News - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 19:06


Ohio legislators get an inside look at Dayton's arcade building
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DAYTON, Ohio (WKEF/WRGT) – Members of the Ohio legislature stopped by downtown Dayton March 24 to get a glimpse at a part of the city's history. They were taken on a tour through the arcade, which the city of Dayton has been working to restore for ...
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Ohio Senators on Pulled Healthcare Bill

WDTN News - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 19:04

DAYTON, OH (WDTN) – With the fate of country’s healthcare regime still uncertain, Ohio Senators Sherrod Brown and Rob Portman both named Medicaid as a key concern for them and their constituents.

Brown and Portman spoke to the media after a tour of the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, just before the House of Representatives made the decision to pull the American Health Care Act from the floor.

The bill was designed to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act – better known as Obamacare.

“We do have people here in Ohio who are on expanded Medicaid who are going to see a very different program if the house bill passes,” Portman said.

“Because although it stays the same until 2020, after that time it goes to the state and there’s no longer the federal help for this expanded population. It’s about seven hundred thousand people in Ohio.”

Portman also took note of the number of people in Ohio who are on Medicaid but are also addicted to opioids.

Brown said the Medicaid issue is one he and Portman can agree on – specifically what could happen to the program under the new bill.

“There are hundreds of thousands of Ohioans that have Medicaid coverage now that didn’t have it before the affordable care act and before the governor made the expansion,” Brown said.

Brown charged that it’s “immoral” for the government to “take away” American’s insurance.

“Literally hundreds of thousands of people in Ohio. Millions across the country many of whom are working. These are people, people who will lose their insurance are making eight and ten and twelve dollars an hour; they are working full time; they just don’t have insurance,” Brown said.

“Politicians are taking their insurance away. Whatever the presidents says, whatever his ultimatum, there’s no ethical reason.”

Brown was referring to a push from President Trump for the House to go to a vote.

Both he and Portman, however, acknowledged the current Affordable Care Act could use some upgrades.

Portman took note of the rise in insurance premiums.

“The status quo is not acceptable,” Portman said. “We do have skyrocketing premiums here in Ohio. And even if Hilary Clinton has been elected president and the democrats had taken control of the senate, we’d have to be talking about how to deal with a system that has some serious problems.”

More than 10 million people are currently insured under the Affordable Care Act, according to official figures. Hundreds of thousands of them are right here in Ohio.

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United Rehabilitation Services celebrates expansion

WDTN News - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 18:31

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – United Rehabilitation Services held a ribbon cutting ceremony at its facility today for its $6 million expansion.

When all eyes were on the ribbon Sarah Dallis, a mother of two, had her eyes on the past five years.

“We got the therapy set up, and then we further inquired about the child care, and it was exactly what we needed.” Dallis says.

She goes on to say, “Without the therapy services here she would not be walking. She would probably not be eating. She went through a couple years of not eating.”

For the past 61 years URS has been enhancing the quality of life for children and adults with disabilities or other special needs.

The addition today doubles the number of children and adults they serve. They will be adding new classrooms as well as a new gym.

“We’ve been doing everything we can to expand our services to meet the needs of kids and adults with disabilities in this community,” Dennis Grant, Executive Director tells 2 NEWS about the expansion.

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Speaker Ryan falls short in first test of Trump presidency

WDTN News - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 18:07

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan guaranteed a win on the Republican plan to dismantle Barack Obama’s health care law. Instead, he suffered a brutal defeat, cancelling a vote and admitting “we’re going to be living with Obamacare for the foreseeable future.”

Friday’s painful rebuke is an ominous sign for President Donald Trump’s agenda, from taxes to infrastructure to the budget. Looming in a few weeks is the need to agree on a bill to keep the government open. After the health care debacle, Trump told Republican leaders he’s moving on.

The episode is a danger point for the relationship between Trump and Ryan, who had an awkward pairing during the campaign but worked in tandem on the GOP health measure.

“I like Speaker Ryan,” Trump said. “I think Paul really worked hard.”

Virtually every congressional Republican won election promising to repeal Obamacare. With a Republican in the White House, passage seemed almost guaranteed.

Ryan was steeped in the details, even at one point replicating for a nationwide cable news audience a detailed PowerPoint presentation he delivered to his members.

Earlier this month, he said flatly, “We’ll have 218 (votes) when this thing comes to the floor, I can guarantee you that.”

Ryan was thrust into the speaker’s chair after the stunning 2015 resignation of John Boehner, R-Ohio, and a failed bid by Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif. At the time, Ryan held his dream job — chairman of the powerful, tax-writing Ways and Means Committee — but took the job as the last viable option to lead a fractured House GOP.

While Ryan eased comfortably into the job, he’s not the schmoozer Boehner was, a key skill in delivering like-minded but reluctant lawmakers. He lacked the steel and seasoning of Democratic rival Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., who delivered Obamacare in the first place — and that took months, not weeks.

Even before the bill went down, Pelosi was piling on, taunting Trump and, by implication, Ryan, for rushing the bill to the floor too early.

“You build your consensus in your caucus, and when you’re ready, you set the date to bring it to the floor,” Pelosi said. “Rookie’s error, Donald Trump. You may be a great negotiator. Rookie’s error for bringing this up on a day when clearly you’re not ready.”

Ryan entered the health care debate without the experience of having ever managed a situation of such magnitude.

“We were a 10-year opposition party where being against things was easy to do,” a clearly disappointed Ryan said Friday. “And now, in three months’ time, we’ve tried to go to a governing party, where we have to actually get … people to agree with each other in how we do things.”

During former President Barack Obama’s tenure, Ryan had always been able to lean on Democrats to pass legislation Obama would sign.

On health care, however, Ryan could only count on Republicans, inheriting a fractious group that was schooled in opposing Obama, but lacking in the required team spirit to be a functioning, governing party.

It’s a far different situation facing Ryan than he witnessed when joining the House in 1999. Then, Speaker Dennis Hastert, R-Ill., and legendary Whip Tom DeLay, R-Texas, ran the House with a five-vote majority, instilling a team spirit that is wholly lacking today. Ryan also lacks the tools available to prior leaders, like hometown earmarks.

“It’s sometimes easier to do things with a smaller majority, because you all realize you’ve got to stick together or you won’t get anything done,” said Rep. Mike Simpson, R-Idaho. “When you get a bigger majority you have factions. And then the challenge is dealing with the different factions.”

Instead, Ryan struggled — and failed — to thread the needle between conservative hardliners in the House Freedom Caucus and moderate lawmakers worried that the GOP measure would harm their constituents — and their political prospects in midterm elections that promise to be bruising for Republicans.

Speaker Paul Ryan made a statement regarding the House GOP pulling the health care bill. If you  missed it you can watch below:

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While Trump focused on winning over the Freedom Caucus, Ryan failed to keep more pragmatic lawmakers like Rep. David Young, R-Iowa, in line. When Young announced his opposition, a superPAC affiliated with Ryan, the Congressional Leadership Fund, announced it would pull its support from Young.

To be sure, several factors conspired against Ryan.

Trump sometimes sent mixed signals about how solidly he was behind the effort. The White House is short-handed and its staff is inexperienced in the art of legislating.

And Ryan’s vote-counting team failed at basic tasks like keeping lawmakers, including the chairman of the powerful Appropriations Committee, Rodney Frelinghuysen, R-N.J., from issuing public statements promising to oppose the bill.

“We don’t browbeat our folks,” said Rep. Barry Loudermilk, R-Ga. “That’s why it’s harder to keep Republicans in line.”

Ryan’s stature appears secure. And even if Trump and his allies were upset with Ryan, there’s no obvious replacement, given the party’s short leadership roster.

“I don’t think this will impact Speaker Ryan because everyone in our conference, whether you’re voting yes or no, does know he put his heart and soul into this,” said Rep. Chris Collins, a Trump ally. “I am certainly not blaming Paul Ryan in the least.”

“He’s highly respected. He worked very hard on this,” said Rep. Tim Murphy, R-Pa. “He went in for the right reasons.”

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