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Classmates Dedicate Bench in 9-year-old's Honor

ABC 22 / FOX 45 Dayton's News Source - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 23:08

SPRINGFIELD -- Classmates of a 9-year-old Clark County boy who died while swimming dedicated a park bench in his honor Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. 
The memorial bench named for Collin Jenkins is at Snyder Park Elementary School.

Jenkins died in August while on an outing with his family in Clark County. He was sucked under by the current near a low-head dam at Buck Creek and never resurfaced.

Former classmates read a poem and talked about their memories of Jenkins during the dedication. 

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Halloween Face Tattoo Dangers

ABC 22 / FOX 45 Dayton's News Source - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 21:40

DAYTON -- Accessories can make or break a Halloween costume, but one little girl woke up with a painful, burning rash from a decorative face tattoo.

7-year-old Haily complained to her mom that something was wrong with the skin around her eyes.

"When she woke up she came over and woke me up and said mom my eyes hurt and I can't open them up all the way," said Brandy Bills, Haily's mother.

It happened just 48 hours after wearing a face tattoo when she dressed up like a peacock.

"When I looked at her sure enough, her whole, her eyelid all around her eyes was all puffy and swollen and it looked raw," said Bills.

Haily's heart was broken.

She was in Walt Disney World for the first time, and her mom says after that the trip was hard for her to enjoy.

"Everything hurt it," said Bills, "The breeze we couldn't turn the air on in the car. We couldn't put sunscreen on it so she had big sunglasses and a visor."

"Anything that you put on your skin can cause some sort of reaction," said Dr. Matt Bakos, dermatologist.

In fact, according to Dr. Bakos, 25-percent of people have some sort of reaction when they put something on their skin.

Turns out Haily has what's called severe contact dermatitis.

"It can be fairly pronounce and prolonged despite removing the tattoo," said Dr. Bakos.

He suggests when looking for any facial accessories, turn them over and check the label, make sure it says "hypoallergenic."

And if you want to be extra safe...

"You might want to do a small test area on your inner arm so you can see how your skin reacts to it," said Dr. Bakos.

No matter how much your kids might beg it's better to be safe than sorry.

"Everybody's skin reacts to different things differently so, just because your friend has it on or did it doesn't  mean that you won't have any problems with it," said Dr. Bakos.

If your kid starts feeling a burning sensation, itching or starts to get any type of welt where a fake tattoo or sticker might be, remove it immediately.

They might be having a reaction to the adhesive.

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Clark Co. OVI Checkpoint Planned for Friday

ABC 22 / FOX 45 Dayton's News Source - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 21:37

CLARK COUNTY – Clark County OVI Task Force will be hitting the roads this weekend searching for drivers under the influence. 

On Friday, Oct. 24, 2014.  deputies will be searching every vehicle in a no refusal checkpoint. If they suspect drivers are under the influence, they can issue a warrant for blood, on the spot.

The exact time and location will be announced on Friday.

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Partnership Designed to Combat Teen Drug Addiction

ABC 22 / FOX 45 Dayton's News Source - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 21:29

DAYTON -- Montgomery County and South Community, Inc., are collaborating to address teen’s home and school life, as well as adolescent self-esteem.

The Seven Challenges is a new program that aims to free teenagers from drug and alcohol addiction.

"Let's try and get them off drugs slowly," said Montgomery County Judge Anthony Capizzi. "Let's work towards the goal of being clean in the short-term future."

The program offers group as well as family therapy.

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Missing Pregnant Woman Found Dead, Boyfriend Arrested

ABC 22 / FOX 45 Dayton's News Source - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 21:25

COLUMBUS -- The body of a missing pregnant woman has been found.

Samantha Greenlee's family hadn’t heard from her in two weeks. Greenlee was three months pregnant. 

Family members found Greenlee's body in the car of her apartment where she lived with her boyfriend. Two days later, her apartment caught fire. 

After police repeatedly questioned her boyfriend, Jacob Ferrero, 22, overnight on Tuesday, he confessed to the crime.

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What it Means: Jeffrey Fowle's Release

ABC 22 / FOX 45 Dayton's News Source - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 21:12

DAYTON -- Why did North Korea release Jeffrey Fowle?  In our What It Means segment, Jack Atherton takes you on a quick 60-year history of manipulation by that paranoid dictatorship, including its cat and mouse games with detainees.  

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What Impact Will Jeffrey Fowle's Release Have on U.S. & North Korean Relations?

ABC 22 / FOX 45 Dayton's News Source - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 20:56

WEST CARROLLTON-- Jeffrey Fowle is thankful to be with his family, but what does his release from North Korea mean for the U.S.?

"The first, real brief answer is we have no idea," said Tony Talbott, a political science professor at the University of Dayton.

Professor Talbott says Fowle was accused of a much less serious crime, leaving a bible in a public place, than two other Americans being held right now.

Talbott says that's probably one of the reasons he was released, but Talbott also says the North Koreans could be using it to gain political leverage.

"This is a really easy way for them to, just do a goodwill gesture that makes them look, you know, cleans up their human rights record and doesn't cost (North Korea) anything," said professor Talbott.

Folks we talked to on Wed. Oct. 22nd, 2014 are glad Fowle's mistake didn't cost him more.

"I'm thinking he thought it was okay to take it over there because it's his religion and didn't think it would be a big deal... I'm happy he came home. I'm hoping he learned something, maybe he shouldn't have taken it over there even though he felt it was right," said Shawn Hill, a Waynesville resident.

"I believe this man had every right to go over there. Whether it was against their law or not it's a book and you can believe in the book or not believe in the book, it's a matter of choice," said John O’Neal who was in town from Cincinnati.

Everyone was relieved he's home, but many of the people we spoke with said Fowle should not have gone over in the first place.

We'll have to wait and see if North Korea tries to use this as a bargaining chip or if it was just a good will gesture.

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Kings Island's Beast to Give 50 Millionth Ride this Weekend

ABC 22 / FOX 45 Dayton's News Source - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 19:50

PRESS RELEASE: MASON, Ohio – The holy grail of wooden roller coasters – The Beast at Kings Island – is poised to give its 50 millionth ride this Friday night during the park’s Halloween Haunt event.  

When The Beast opened to the public April 14, 1979, it was acclaimed America’s ultimate roller coaster. It broke all existing records as the longest and fastest ride in the world. The Beast is still listed in the prestigious “Guinness Book of World Records” as the longest wooden roller coaster in the world at 7,359 feet. 

The Beast sprawls across a densely-wooded, 35-acre site at speeds up to 65 mph, with a ride time exceeding four minutes. 

The ride was constructed in less than a year, after two years of research and design – all by Kings Island personnel. By the time workmen had completed the massive Beast construction in March of 1979, they had used 650,000 board feet of southern pine lumber; 37,500 pounds of nails; 82,480 bolts and washers and 2,432 square yards of concrete.

Each of the three trains on The Beast has traveled a total of 889,850 miles. That’s the equivalent of more than 35 times around the world! 

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