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Arson ruled in Dayton garage fire

Dayton Daily News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 23:13

Arson investigators are looking into another garage fire on Dayton’s east side.

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Americans Fear Hacking, Most Frequent Crime

ABC 22 / FOX 45 Dayton's News Source - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 23:12

ENGLEWOOD -- New research shows the crime Americans fear most, more than any other crime, is being hacked.

About 27 percent of Americans say they, or someone in their household, has had their credit card information stolen this year.

The Attorney General's office tells us it's a serious problem in Ohio. We didn't have to look far to find a recent victim.

Englewood's 71-year-old Jackie Cooper is having trouble with her computer. She says last Saturday she got a call from someone wanting to help.

"They knew my name and phone number. They called and woke me up when I was half asleep. I said, 'do you people always call this late?'"

The man on the other end, claiming to be a Time Warner contractor,  offered to troubleshoot the computer problem. Jackie was told her computer had a virus that could be fixed for $100.

"And I said, 'well I don't have that kind of money. You can't put it on my bill? No, but you can get a pre-paid credit card or go to Western Union,'" Jackie explained. Then I called Time Warner and they said 'No, no, no! you need to call the police. That wasn't us."

The police couldn't do much, since the con-artist could be anywhere.

"I've worried about it ever since because I don't know what they've done to my computer or how much problems they could cause me," Jackie added. "Thank God I didn't have credit cards on there. I'd be in big trouble right now."

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine recognized growing claims like Jackie's and created a special identity theft unit in 2012. In 2013, there were 577 claims. This year there have been 1,125.

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UPDATE: Girl Bullied for Cutting her Hair for Charity Will be on Queen Latifah Show

ABC 22 / FOX 45 Dayton's News Source - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 22:38

UPDATE – Fifth-grader Jetta Fossberg will be making her national television debut this week. Jetta taped the Queen Latifah show today (October 28, 2014) sharing her story of how she was bullied after cutting her hair for charity.

Jetta said, “Well my grandma on my father’s side passed away with lung and brain cancer and my grandpa on my father's side is fighting stage four stomach cancer, so I just really knew how it felt and I just really wanted to give back.”

Queen Latifah, “I think that's beautiful.”

Fossberg has received enormous support on her Facebook page created by her mother, 'Stand with Jetta'.

The boys in her school who bullied her have since apologized. You can watch Jetta’s appearance on The Queen Latifah show, this Thursday, Oct. 30. 2014 on ABC 22 at 3pm.

DAYTON – Jetta Fosberg, 10, will be on The Queen Latifah show this Thursday, Oct.30, 2014.

The fifth-grader was bullied at school after she donated 14-inches of her hair to a charity that creates wigs for children with cancer.

Her mother turned to Facebook by creating the page, “Stand with Jetta,” after the school showed no support and she was forced to pull her daughter out of school.

The boys who bullied Jetta have since apologized, and Jetta will go back to her school after Fall break.

If you would like to watch Jetta, tune into The Queen Latifah show this Thursday at 3pm on ABC 22.

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P&G Holding Job Fair for New Distribution Center

ABC 22 / FOX 45 Dayton's News Source - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 22:32

UNION -- Proctor and Gamble is looking to hire more than 800 new employees.

The new distribution center will be in Union, Ohio and positions range from warehouse workers to branch managers.

"We've got a lot of jobs here in the region and we have people who are underemployed, said Mark Anderson, Mont. Co. Workforce Development. “ They're employed but they're maybe not in the career they want to be and they're kind of looking for something new."

P&G held a job fair Monday, but if you missed it, the Job Fair will continue tomorrow, Tuesday, Oct.28, 2014 at the Hampton Inn on Miller Lane from 2 to 7pm and Wednesday Oct. 29th from 9am until 4pm.

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Dad Arrested, Mom In Court for Child Endangering Case in Clark County

ABC 22 / FOX 45 Dayton's News Source - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 22:16

UPDATE -- The mother of the children in that filthy home is Beth Ann Benner, 30.  She was in court Tuesday, October 28, 2014 facing two counts of child endangering, one count of assault and domestic violence.

Benner's children are currently being cared for by a neighbor, while she sits in the Clark County jail.

SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP -- CLARK COUNTY – Two children were removed from a home Clark County deputies called filthy Sunday night.

Deputies responded to Springfield Township on a call from neighbors to Alta Road, and found dog feces all over the house and it smelled of urine.

There was no running water, but the toilets were still being used and there were several children living there.

Christopher Torowski, a man that lives there said he was working to clean it up, "Normally I don't live like that but just to keep from getting hurt and everything I just left it alone but now we're starting to clean up the house as much as we can."

Richard McFadden was arrested and faces charges of child endangering. The mother of the children has a warrant for her arrest.

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Armed robbers hit Dollar General in Dayton

Dayton Daily News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 21:19

Two gunmen robbed the Dollar General store, on North Gettysburg Avenue in Dayton, and left through the back door.

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