FAIRBORN, Ohio (WDTN) - The community came together Wednesday to talk about protecting Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and the Springfield National Guard.
Even as the government shutdown stretches into the day nine, the Base Realignment and Closure Commission is still moving forward with its next round of base closures set to happen in 2015.
People gathered at the Nutter Center to talk about what this next round of closures could mean for our area and what can be done to show the Miami Valley is an asset too valuable to touch.
"We are looking to protect what we have at Wright Patt and look at what missions we have here and which might go away and working hand in hand and working with the Air Force to make sure we are carrying out the mission with the Air Force moving forward," said Jeff Hoagland, President and CEO of the Dayton Development Coalition.
"I'm not one who looks at the glass as half empty. I see it as half full and while there are concerns about the future and concerns about what may happen to the base or at the base, but I'm optimistic knowing this base, this command and the community from having lived here, that this is a great great place to be at this particular time," said Gen. Lester Lyles, USAF Ret.
The last round of BRAC cuts happened in 2005.
President Obama wants more cuts in 2015 AND 2017.
Dayton police detectives are investigating a homicide Sunday night at the newly opened truck stop on Edwin C. Moses Blvd.
The clerk told officers two men with handguns demanded money then ran from the store with an unknown amount of cash.
Health Partners of Western Ohio is sponsoring a week long "Enrollment Blitz" to assist patients and residents in completing applications for Ohio Medicaid and the Health Insurance Marketplace.
An accident on Interstate 75 is blocking northbound traffic.
An overturned tractor-trailer is blocked Burrville Road north of Fort Recovery-Minster Road in Mercer County Monday morning.