Rough winter brings potholes ‘worse than normal’ to Miami Valley

The worst winter weather in recent years also has spawned the worst potholes on area roads in some time. “Some counties are saying the potholes are worse this year,” said Ohio Department of Transportation public information officer Mandi Dillon in a statement. Fred Stovall, director of Dayton public works, said there are more potholes than the past two winters. Those previous winters were milder and resulted in much fewer potholes, he said. TRENDING NOW: Airfare remains high in Dayton; see ho

Vet still gets 100th birthday party at AF Museum despite Govt shutdown

A government shutdown this weekend made for a shorter-than-planned birthday party for a World War II veteran at the Air Force Museum on Wright Patterson’s base. His family planned a surprise for him over the weekend at the museum. Eubanks arrived for the noon party, and the family was alerted they only had until 1 p.m., due to the government shutdown, said grandson Kevin Black. “The Museum was very accommodating considering what they were up against,” Black said. Black said his grandfather, a

Clayton pushing to make public more aware that golf club is city owned

Clayton officials are trying to figure out how to market a golf course and banquet space donated to the city three years ago. City council will hold a workshop on Thursday, Jan. 18 at 6:30 p.m. to discuss how to make the public more aware of Meadowbrook at Clayton, which includes a golf course, banquet center and swimming pools. Meadowbrook was privately-owned until it was donated to the city in April 2015. Since then, the city has been trying to figure out how best to market the banquet space

Honoring Dr. King at an ‘important time in American history’

Fifty years after the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1968 became law, spearheaded by the leadership of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and other activists and signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson, the Dayton region will join the nation in honoring King for his contributions to the fight for equality. This year also marks the 50 year anniversary of the civil rights leader’s assassination. “I think it’s a very important time in American history to be talking about Martin Luther King,” s

Local church sees community’s Christmas spirit after fire

Bethel AME Church in Lebanon is small – just a couple dozen people make up what the pastor calls a “vital and active congregation” – but members try to play a big role in helping those in need in Warren County. So when flames engulfed the church Dec. 13, the congregation found itself on the unusual end of receiving help in the last two weeks before Christmas. “It has been a heartwarming and soulful experience to see the outpouring from the community,” Pastor Karen Schaeffer said. RELATED: Val

Oakwood library using movie, workshop as path to conflict resolution

Wright Library is hoping to start a conversation about conflict resolution. In early February, the Oakwood library is hosting a “Peace Week,” beginning with a youth art event, then later in the week a screening at the University of Dayton of the film “Disturbing the Peace,” a documentary about a group of Palestinians and Israelis who call themselves Combatants for Peace. A workshop at the library the following weekend will round out the week. TRENDING: Josh Mandel drops out of the U.S. Senate

Icy conditions lead to chaotic commute, school closings

Temperatures finally climbed from below freezing and it looks like the Miami Valley will get a break from bone-chilling cold this week. But the warmer temperatures on Monday brought a dangerous blanket of snow, sleet and ice— making the morning commute messy and dangerous. The wintry mix contributed to many accidents, delays and closings across the region. This news organization counted more than 30 accidents before 10 a.m. Monday in the Dayton region, including one fatal. A semi-truck driver

Miami Township officer fatally shoots man holding pellet gun

Miami Twp. Police Chief Ron Hess identified Officer James McCarty as the officer who fired his weapon, ultimately leading to the death of Robert Edwards Wednesday morning. Police responded to Edwards’ residence after receiving a report he may be suicidal from a woman identifying herself as his ex-girlfriend, according to records. Hess released a timeline of the events leading to the fatal shooting: The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation is now heading the investigation and Hess did not com

Ohio flu activity elevated to highest level; ‘perfect time to get your flu shot’

As schools and offices close for the holidays and families and friends gather to celebrate, they may find an unwelcome guest among them— influenza. Flu activity in Ohio has now been elevated to the highest level, “widespread,” the Ohio Department of Health said Monday. “Widespread just means that we are seeing it in all pockets of the state,” Ohio Department of Health spokeswoman Melanie Amato said, “from northeast to southwest.” Hospitalization numbers are well above last year and above the