DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) - 2 NEWS Today is working for you with 3 things happening for Thursday, July 4, 2013.
Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and husband Mark Kelly will be in Ohio today to gain support for tougher gun restrictions. The couple will be at the Greater Bethlehem Temple Church in Cincinnati.
The Statue of Liberty reopens today for the first time since Hurricane Sandy. There will be some changes including visitors being screened in Manhattan and not on Ellis Island.
In observance of the Fourth of July holiday all city offices, banks and libraries will be closed. Also waste collection for residents in Dayton and Jefferson Township will be pushed back to Friday. Riverside residents trash pick-up will go as scheduled. All post offices are closed and only express mail will be delivered.
Pope Francis has been selected by Time magazine as the Person of the Year.
U.S. Senate and House negotiators are planning to provide as much as $90 million to keep the production line running at an Ohio tank manufacturing plant.
The recovery process from the foreclosure crisis has been slow, but there are signs of hope for neighborhoods in Montgomery County.
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.