Email List Google Plus

Photo GalleriesCrime StoppersSchool ClosingsSchool Closing Alerts Sign UpCommunity CalendarNews Links


Tonight: Isolated flurries, otherwise just cloudy skies.
Low: 25     Winds: Light

Saturday: Cloudy skies.
High: 37     Winds: Calm

Sunday: Mostly cloudy to partly cloudy.
High: 40     Winds: SE 5-10 mph

The ...
Washington Times
Advertise with us!

Search Results

The following is an archived video story. The text content of that video story is available below for reference. The original video has been deleted and is no longer available.

Wright Patt Workers Dealing with Uncertainty Again

FAIRBORN -- About 8,700 Wright-Patt employees are waiting and hoping for an end in sight to the Government Shutdown after receiving furlough notices Tuesday morning. That removes about $5M a day in salaries in the Miami Valley.
"It's kind of disheartening," said Bonita Jenkins who has two children and now fears Tuesday's shutdown will be too much to handle. "It's going to impact my family because my husband is laid off and I have the only income right now."

This morning several offices on base had to close down.

"I really didn't have much chance to interface with anybody this morning because the building was locked up," said David Stemen of WPAFB.

"We were given our notices and told to do our time sheets and leave," said Jenkins.

We did run into some people who didn't mind getting sent home early.

"I was excited, I felt President Obama has to stand his ground," said Lynn Wynn of WPAFB. "No one can get everything they want but they need to come together and I support my president. We believe God will provide, I know it's a stretch for others, but that's why you have a savings also."

Only about 3,200 civilian employees who have jobs essential to national security and public safety were allowed to come in to work Tuesday. They will receive back pay once the shutdown is over.

With such a big cut, several of the inner-workings on base will be limited.
For example, mail delivery is no longer an option. Every office will need to be pick up their own.

Also, Network operations and building maintenance will only be able to respond to emergencies. And the impacts of the shutdown don't stop on base.

"With that kind of money coming out of the economy it's going to start hurting all businesses. It's a domino effect. This person's not making money so they're not going to spend money it starts to affect everybody all around," said Robert Robinson of R.Robinson's Auto. "It'll put us right back into a worst recession then we were before."
Now last night the President did sign into law a bill allow the Department of Defense to pay any active military personnel.

 There will be several services affected on base, including:
-Delivery of official mail (mail will need to be picked up by every office)
-Network operations and civil engineer maintenance will only respond to emergencies; routine requests will not be processed
-The education office will only be open for WAPS testing and tuition assistance
-Emergency response for network operations and building maintenance
Closures on base include:
-Base commissary will close effective Oct. 2
-The FOIA office will be closed; FOIA requests will not be processed
-Integrated Learning Center
-Community and Airmen Center
-Auto Hobby Shop (within the Consolidated Hobby Facility)
-The USAF Museum
-Civilian personnel office
"We want to thank our civilian employees for their continued service and strength in the face of adversity.  We stand firm in stating that this government shutdown is not a reflection on the service of our employees and the value we place on their work. It has been through times like this when our WP team has demonstrated a fortitude that makes us all proud to serve.  I am confident that we will persevere through this latest challenge with the same determination demonstrated over and over again on our base. We hope a resolution to this situation will happen quickly so that personnel impacts will be minimized and we can get back to best executing our critical mission," said the 88th Air Base Wing Commander, Col. Cassie Barlow.

Click here to learn about the helping agencies in place at WPAFB.

Connect with ABC 22/FOX 45 Reporter Wale Aliyu on Facebook and Twitter.

  • Dayton Ohio News, Weather, Traffic :: News - The Ferguson Decision

    The Ferguson Decision

  • Dayton Ohio News, Weather, Traffic :: News - Tracking Ebola

    Tracking Ebola

  • Dayton Ohio News, Weather, Traffic :: News - Miami Valley Crime Stoppers

    Miami Valley Crime Stoppers

    If you have information about a crime that has occurred, call Miami Valley Crime Stoppers at 937-222-7867 (STOP) 800-637-5735, 24 hours a day. Callers can remain anonymous.
  • Dayton Ohio News, Weather, Traffic :: News - Border Crisis

    Border Crisis

    Get the latest developments on the border control issue!
  • Dayton Ohio News, Weather, Traffic :: News - Chefs Corner

    Chefs Corner

    We often invite local chefs into our studio kitchen to demonstrate their cooking techniques and recipes.  Watch those video segments on this page.
  • Dayton Ohio News, Weather, Traffic :: News - Pay It Forward

    Pay It Forward

    River Valley Credit Union, FOX45, and ABC22 recognize the good deeds of people and organizations who make the Miami Valley a better place.
  • Dayton Ohio News, Weather, Traffic :: News - Health Care Reform

    Health Care Reform

    The Supreme Court ruling to uphold the Affordable Care Act sparked a new battle. Check here daily for the latest developments, locally and across the country.

  • Dayton Ohio News, Weather, Traffic :: News - Secrets Of A Thief

    Secrets Of A Thief

    We expose the "Secrets Of A Thief". Sponsored by Shiver Security.
  • Dayton Ohio News, Weather, Traffic :: News - Cool Schools

    Cool Schools

    Our children are the way of the future and it all starts with our schools. Join us as our Hilary Zalla goes inside schools around the Miami Valley to find out what cool things students and teachers are ...
  • Dayton Ohio News, Weather, Traffic :: News - Town Hall

    Town Hall

    Join in as our expert panel discusses jobs in Ohio
  • Dayton Ohio News, Weather, Traffic :: News - No Text Zone

    No Text Zone

    Texting While Driving Kills Thousands of People Each Year. Many More are Seriously Injured. You Can Help Make Our Roads a NO TEXT ZONE.
  • Dayton Ohio News, Weather, Traffic :: News - Washington Times

    Washington Times

    Politics, Breaking News, US and World News.
  • Dayton Ohio News, Weather, Traffic :: News - On Time Traffic

    On Time Traffic

    Get the latest traffic information and updates here!
  • Dayton Ohio News, Weather, Traffic :: News - School Closings

    School Closings

    Get the list of all closings and delays for schools and businesses within the area, and sign up for text alerts!
  • Dayton Ohio News, Weather, Traffic :: News - Save Local TV

    Save Local TV

    Find out how you can save local TV right here!

  • Dayton Ohio News, Weather, Traffic :: News - Raw News

    Raw News

    Watch raw, unedited and uncensored news stories right here!
  • Dayton Ohio News, Weather, Traffic :: News - Pump Patrol

    Pump Patrol

    Find the lowest gas prices, check out local and national price trends, report low prices and get fuel saving tips!
  • Dayton Ohio News, Weather, Traffic :: News - Political Pulse

    Political Pulse

    Armstrong Williams is a pugnacious, provocative and principled voice for conservatives and Christian values in America's public debates.
  • Dayton Ohio News, Weather, Traffic :: News - News Links

    News Links

    These links were chosen by the newsroom for their newsworthy content. These sites enhance the news stories that aired on the newscast on the dates cited.
  • Dayton Ohio News, Weather, Traffic :: News - Menard's Around the House

    Menard's Around the House

    Menards Around the House how-to videos give you tips for those much needed home improvements!
  • Dayton Ohio News, Weather, Traffic :: News - On the Move

    On the Move

    Get the latest news and more on your mobile phone!
  • Dayton Ohio News, Weather, Traffic :: News - Good Morning

    Good Morning

    It's Fun, it's fresh, the way mornings should be!
  • Dayton Ohio News, Weather, Traffic :: News - Top Stories

    Top Stories

    Get up to the minute information from across Ohio in our Top Stories section!
  • Dayton Ohio News, Weather, Traffic :: News - Your Voice. Your Future.

    Your Voice. Your Future.

    As the country faces challenges from federal budget issues to jobs and national debt, your voice is critical to the future.
  • Dayton Ohio News, Weather, Traffic :: News - Waste Watch

    Waste Watch

    How are your tax dollars being spent? Waste Watch tracks whether local, state and federal governments or any groups are using your money wisely...or wasting it.

more »

Business News

FBI conclusively links North Korea to Sony hack

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The FBI says it has enough evidence to conclude that North Korea was behind the hack attack against Sony Pictures Entertainment.

Consumer Info

   WEST PALM BEACH, FL -- (Marketwired) -- 03/21/14 --
 Companies that pride themselves on being eco-friendly may have conflicted
 ideas between marketing with ad specialties and maintaining their green
 reputation. ...

Entertainment News


LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Now that Sony has made the bombshell decision to scrap "The Interview" -- the fallout is starting to spread.

Get This


FRANKLIN, Ind. (AP) -- Baby Jesus is going high-tech.

Science/Tech News


ATLANTA (AP) -- Remember how after 9/11, there was increased attention given to security at buildings, airports and other complexes.

Tonight on ABC 22

6:00 pm ..... ABC 22 News at Six
6:30 pm ..... ABC World News
7:00 pm ..... Family Feud
7:30 pm ..... Family Feud
8:00 pm ..... Last Man Standing
8:30 pm ..... Cristela
9:00 pm ..... Shark Tank
10:00 pm ... 20/20
11:00 pm ... ABC 22 News at Eleven
11:30 pm ... Jimmy Kimmel Live
12:30 am ... Nightline
Complete Schedule»