KETTERING, Ohio (WDTN) - Some local students received big honors Wednesday evening for outstanding work both in and out of school.
The Miami Valley Optimists Youth Appreciation Awards banquet was held in Kettering.
Our own Jim Bucher emceed the event recognizing 18 middle and high school students for their good grades and extracurricular activities.
Kaitlyn Fine from Stivers School For the Arts took home a $1,000 Optimist scholarship to use for college.
The awards banquet started in 1976.
Riverside residents met with the Ohio EPA and Ohio Department of Health after concerns of toxic chemicals could be polluting their homes.
The Darke County Sheriff's Office was busy responding to several weather-related crashes Tuesday night. Deputies say many of the main roads are clear but most of the secondary streets are caked in ice and snow.
2 NEWS has confirmed Deb Piotrowski will leave her position with Xenia Community Schools.
Bobby Smith, 20, of Miami Township was found dead in front of an apartment building in the 1300 block of Camphill Way around 12:15 a.m.
A plan to build a $22-million dollar sports complex next door to the new music center was approved at Tuesday night's Huber Heights City Planning Commission meeting.