Montgomery County, OH

OVI checkpoint set for tonight in Dayton

DAYTON — The Combined Agency OVI Task Force of Montgomery County is operating a sobriety checkpoint in Dayton tonight. The checkpoint will be located in the area of Troy Street at Stanley Ave first and then in the area of South Smithville Road and Linden Ave. Dayton Police officers...
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Mother of 9 killed in Virginia car crash

TRIANGLE, Va. — A Virginia family is dealing with overwhelming loss after a 28-year-old mother of nine died in a crash and her father was killed in a shooting less than a week later. Ciera Berry was driving a Nissan Altima on Interstate 95 in Northern Virginia on May...

Three rescued from Great Miami River

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Crews have rescued three boys who had gotten stuck in the Great Miami River. Montgomery County Regional Dispatch confirmed that crews were on the scene of a water rescue in the Great Miami River. According to a police report, three boys were hanging on a ladder on a fountain feature by the […]

WYSO Morning News Update: Proposed ban on gender transition medications and procedures for minors; Oregon District shooting survivor visits Buffalo

Your WYSO Morning News Update for May 20, 2022, with Mike Frazier:. (Statehouse News Bureau) — Supporters of a bill that would ban abortion in Ohio if the US Supreme Court overturns Roe v Wade testified in a House committee Thursday. Statehouse correspondent Jo Ingles reports much of the debate came down to the lack of exceptions for things like rape, incest, or the life or health of a pregnant person. Many of the bill’s backers said they consider fertilization or conception to be when life begins. And this bill would ban abortion from that point, without exceptions. Melanie Miller with the anti-abortion Ashland Pregnancy Care Center said abortion makes the trauma of rape or incest worse. “Two wrongs can never correct a right. And I have heard first-hand where the child has even been that silver lining, the gift or the good that has come out of that tragic situation," said Miller. But in a ten-year study of a thousand people who had abortions, 95% said it was the right decision. Opponents say under the bill, it would be too complicated for doctors to defend themselves for performing abortions to save people’s lives.

Bill to ban some LGBTQ+ medical care hears fiery testimony, protests

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) – As lawmakers debated a bill to ban various medical procedures for LGBTQ+ youth, protesters lined the halls of the Statehouse to rally against what they called a misguided, harmful effort. Lawmakers held their second hearing Thursday morning on House Bill 454, the Save Adolescents From Experimentation (SAFE) Act, which would ban […]

Ohio creates communication tool for hearing-impaired

The new card, which can be downloaded onto a phone or printed and stored inside a vehicle, wallet, or purse, includes various pictures that deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals can point to in order to help them more easily communicate during interactions with law enforcement.