A convicted killer from western Ohio became the first person ever to be executed with a two-drug mix that the state of Ohio adopted as its execution method late last year.
The execution of 53 year old Dennis McGuire began with him telling his family he loved them and thanking the family of his victim, Joy Stewart, for a letter they sent him. Columbus Dispatch reporter Alan Johnson says McGuire closed his eyes, and then seemed to have trouble breathing.
A citizens’ group has gathered 1,700 signatures on a petition asking the Target store in Trotwood not to close. Target recently announced that its Trotwood and Middletown stores in the Dayton area are set to shut down May 3.
Trotwood city council member Bruce Kettelle compared the news from Target to a break-up.
Nominations for the 2014 Academy Awards were announced Thursday morning, and there are local ties in at least two films up for awards.
Storyboard artist J. Todd Anderson, who worked with the Cohen Brothers their films Fargo and The Big Lebowski, also worked on the film Inside Llewyn Davis, which is nominated this year for cinematography.
After signing to Dayton-based Misra Records in 2013, The Motel Beds are now ready to release their first album for the label, These are the Days Gone by. It's a sampling of singles, EP tracks and rarities from the band's first ten years re-mastered and with additional bass parts from Tod Weidner. Members of the Motel Beds visited the WYSO studios for a live set ahead of the album release party and talked about revisiting their old material, working with We Care Arts on 500 limited edition covers and what the new year holds for the band.