ABC 22 News Team
- Alexandra Lewis
- Amber Watson
- Elyse Coulter
- Hilary Zalla
- Kelly May
- Kristine Frazao
- Nicole Grigg
- Rhonda Moore
- Wale Aliyu
- Ann Reynolds
High: 85 Winds: SW 10-15 mph
Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy, most rain clears late evening.
Low: 68 Winds: W 5-10 mph
Monday: Mostly cloudy with ...
Website Brings Neighbors Together to Improve the Community
DAYTON -- How well do you know your neighbor? Surprisingly, many people do not know the people living next to them.
With demanding schedules we are now turning to the Internet for social interaction; however, taking a few minutes to get to know your neighbors could turn your community around.
This past year the Twin Towers neighborhood has been plagued with violence and drugs. Leslie Sheward is the president of the Twin Towers Neighborhood Association and has been teaming up with neighbors to clean up the area.
"By working with the neighbors and by working with the police we got a drug house ... shut down within a two-week period," said Sheward.
She says the key is neighbors getting to know each other, and by working together they have the upper hand on chasing crime out of the neighborhood.
So, how well do you know your neighbor? Eric Aielli moved into the St. Anne Hills neighborhood three years ago and recently signed up his neighborhood to Nextdoor.com. Within a few months 47 his neighbors signed up as well.
"This has been really great with finding those new people in the neighborhood. It has been difficult in the past to make contact with them because we do have some spottiness in the neighborhood. I'm a little shyer, so I didn't go out and meet my neighbors. Here in St. Anne Hill we have a lot a friendly people," Aielli said.
Even neighboring communities can connect. George Wymer has lived in the Orgeon District for 11 years and recently signed up with Nextdoor. Even on a day when he's alone in the park, he's still a few clicks away from chatting with his neighbors. He says Nextdoor.com could also take on the role of a neighborhood watch.
"There are times you see something suspicious or somebody had flowers stolen off a porch or something. They'll put the message out and everyone will know right away," said Wymer.
Sheward likes the idea of Nextdoor but hasn't joined yet, fearing it could cause more harm to some communities.
"I would sign up, but I would encourage people to make sure that they post fact verses rumor. You can really damage somebody if you start spreading rumors," she said.
However, she also sees the bigger picture of how this website could impact the Dayton area for the better.
"These are city-wide problems and if communities come together and work through it on a citywide basis versus an individual basis I think you accomplish a lot more," said Sheward.
Chefs CornerWe often invite local chefs into our studio kitchen to demonstrate their cooking techniques and recipes. Watch those video segments on this page.
Pay It ForwardRiver Valley Credit Union, FOX45, and ABC22 recognize the good deeds of people and organizations who make the Miami Valley a better place.
Health Care ReformThe 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.
Secrets Of A ThiefWe expose the "Secrets Of A Thief". Sponsored by Shiver Security.
Cool SchoolsOur 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 ...
Town HallJoin in as our expert panel discusses jobs in Ohio
No Text ZoneTexting While Driving Kills Thousands of People Each Year. Many More are Seriously Injured. You Can Help Make Our Roads a NO TEXT ZONE.
Washington TimesPolitics, Breaking News, US and World News.
On Time TrafficGet the latest traffic information and updates here!
School ClosingsGet the list of all closings and delays for schools and businesses within the area, and sign up for text alerts!
Save Local TVFind out how you can save local TV right here!
Raw NewsWatch raw, unedited and uncensored news stories right here!
Pump PatrolFind the lowest gas prices, check out local and national price trends, report low prices and get fuel saving tips!
Political PulseArmstrong Williams is a pugnacious, provocative and principled voice for conservatives and Christian values in America's public debates.
News LinksThese 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.
Menard's Around the HouseMenards Around the House how-to videos give you tips for those much needed home improvements!
On the MoveGet the latest news and more on your mobile phone!
Good MorningIt's Fun, it's fresh, the way mornings should be!
Top StoriesGet up to the minute information from across Ohio in our Top Stories section!
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.
Waste WatchHow 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.
Economists downgrade forecasts for US growth
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. business economists have sharply cut their growth forecasts for the April-to-June quarter and the full year. Yet they remain optimistic that the economy will rebound from a dismal first quarter.
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
"DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES"
NEW YORK (AP) -- Andy Serkis doesn't mind being the man behind the ape.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) -- Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall.
IN THE NEWS: VA. POLICE WON'T SEEK NUDE PIX OF SEXTING SUSPECT
McLEAN, Va. (AP) -- It had a certain "eewww" factor to it -- and now police in Manassas, Virginia have decided against it.
Tonight on ABC 22
6:30 pm ..... ABC World News
7:00 pm ..... Judge Judy
7:30 pm ..... Cash Explosion
8:00 pm ..... Bet on Your Baby
9:00 pm ..... The Assets
10:00 pm ... Nightline Prime
11:00 pm ... ABC 22 News at Eleven
11:30 pm ... Criminal Minds
12:30 am ... Ring of Honor Wrestling