Email List Google Plus

Question of the DayABC 22 Golf CardReal EstatePhoto GalleriesOn-Time TrafficBack-to-School DatesVaccine Schedules


Tonight: Early Storms then Warm & Muggy.  Another Round of Isolated Storms Late.
Low: 70     Winds: SW 3-6 mph

Tomorrow: Showers & Storms into the Early Afternoon - Mainly South of I-70.
High: 85     Winds: ...
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.

Cities to Parents: Use Your Best Judgment for Beggar's Night

MIAMISBURG -- Despite Jeff Booth's forecast of inclement weather tonight, several cities have chosen to continue with Beggar's Night.

The calls and social media posts were coming in all day. At our last count, there were 28 cities and townships here in the Miami Valley who did not change their Beggars night.  

"Who's going to take their kids out in this weather? They will get sick," said Ashley Youngkrantz of Springboro.

"Jeff Booth in fact all the meteorologist in the area and the National Weather Service are saying we are expecting some heavy winds some storms some thunder and these kids wait all year long to go out and dress up," said former Dayton radio host Mike Scinto. "This is a huge event for them. To take a chance on having the kids go out on a night like this is absolutely ridiculous."

ABC 22 & FOX 45 went to find out why those cities made that choice. You'll notice most of Montgomery County has stayed put with Halloween night. We learned the mayors and managers of all cities within the county get together for Greater Dayton Mayors and Managers Association and set dates far in advance for Beggar's Night to lend some consistency throughout the region.

"City Council takes formal legislative action based on the recommendation by the Mayors and Managers Association to set the date in this community," said Gary Giles Miamisburg public information officer.

Miamisburg City Council put it into legislative action at their last meeting more than a week ago. Far before they could take seriously the predicted forecast for Halloween night. Giles says they will only make a change in an emergency situation.

"It's a voluntary activity, it's an outdoor rain-or-shine activity, the weather is often dicey when you get to late October or early November. Parents just have to use their discretion on whether or not they go outside and brave the elements," Giles said. "Last year was a perfect example the weather forecast for Halloween last year was worse than the forecast this year. The cities in the area did not change, generally speaking, a few did. The date that was picked to have the trick or treat the weather was worse than it was on Halloween."

Still, it didn't stop several people from complaining today.

"I spent $45 just on my son so imagine what all the other parents out there are spending on Halloween costumes to not even get used because of the weather," said Ashley Youngkrantz of Springboro.

There's no perfect day to reschedule. Many cities have football games Friday night. Saturday nights are tough because of all the traffic, and the night city leaders say they sometimes get the most complaints is Sunday night, since it is for many, a day specifically set aside for worship. The mayors and managers told us they feel like they are in a lose-lose situation and will get angry parents no matter what night they  choose.

Also for future reference, the mayor's association has set Beggar's Night to be on Halloween night for the foreseeable future.

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

  • 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

Health care deal in West Coast dockworker contract

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- West Coast dockworkers and their employers say they have reached a tentative agreement on the difficult issue of health care, a major hurdle in contract negotiations at the ports that are vital to U.S. trade.

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) -- It was a night for the old-guard, not the upstarts.

Get This


RENO, Nev. (AP) -- Rave on -- at Wal-Mart?

Science/Tech News


WASHINGTON (AP) -- A recall to tell you about in the computer world.

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 ..... The Middle
8:30 pm ..... The Goldbergs
9:00 pm ..... Modern Family
9:30 pm ..... Modern Family
10:00 pm ... Motive
11:00 pm ... ABC 22 News at Eleven
11:30 pm ... Jimmy Kimmel Live
12:30 am ... Nightline
Complete Schedule»