Dayton, Ohio (WDTN) - Dayton City Commissioners are considering hiring a local company to provide aerial surveillance for Dayton police.
The $120,000 contract would be with Persistent Surveillance Systems with operations in Beavercreek, Xenia and downtown in Dayton's Tech Town.
PSS would be called into fly a small Cessna equipped with high resolution cameras.
Police could use this wide-area surveillance to track drug activity or possibly monitor police chases among other activities.
City officials told 2 News it can cover an area as large as Dayton's entire downtown but would only focus closely on specific areas with police instruction.
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.