ABC 22 News Team
- Alexandra Lewis
- Amber Watson
- Christian Hauser
- Elyse Coulter
- Kelly May
- Kristine Frazao
- Natasha Williams
- Nicole Grigg
- Rhonda Moore
- Ann Reynolds
Low: 18 Winds: N 10-15 G25 mph
Tomorrow: Snow Winds Down and It Will Be Cooler!
High: 25 Winds: N 10-15 mph
Tuesday: Snow Winds Down and It Will ...
Belmont District Residents Upset After Trees are Cut Down
DAYTON -- Many Dayton residents who live and work near the Belmont Business district are stumped after seeing several trees chopped down.
"The city has taken down all of the shade trees. They were gorgeous. Big gorgeous trees providing oxygen and shade and just a comfy atmosphere to walk in. It looked like a happy little neighborhood and now it just looks stark and bare," said Briana Ballard who works in the Belmont Business District. "I can count 12345678 trees just from here. It doesn't make any sense to me they say they're going to replace them. What is the point of that?
She was sad to see several trees on Watervliet between Smithville Road and Mondale Avenue removed.
"We already have these big luscious beautiful trees fully grown, and providing an atmosphere for this neighborhood making it a place where people wanted to walk around and shop and now there are a big giant stumps of ugliness all over the place," she said.
We've been getting calls and emails from viewers wondering whats going on with the trees that are now just stumps, so now we're taking your questions right to the source.
"I know there's been some outcry by the citizens over that but all the trees are being replaced with trees that are more conducive to the business district and just the overall ambiance and curb appeal of the district," said President of Belmont Business Association David Stanley who is happy to see this small district get a $300,000 federal grant and another $40,000 from the city of Dayton. "They created a lot of shadow from a safety and security standpoint. They didn't allow for proper lighting for the businesses. The new trees will be smaller. They will be vibrant. I'm sure the tree lovers will get the enjoyment and appreciation out of those."
Maybe for some tree lovers, but not Ballard.
"I practice a nature based religion and I eat organic and I live organic and to kill this tree it was a crime it was stupid there was no purpose for it," she said. "Put that money into nicer sidewalks. Put that money into benches. I think if people take a look at the district pre-June 1st and they look at it again at the end of September I think we will see some remarkable movements and people will be happy with the work that's being done over there."
Connect with ABC 22/FOX 45 Reporter Wale Aliyu on Facebook and Twitter.
The Ferguson Decision
Miami Valley Crime StoppersIf 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.
Border CrisisGet the latest developments on the border control issue!
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 ForwardElk & Elk, 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.
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.
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.
US home sales rise in December
WASHINGTON (AP) -- More Americans purchased homes in December, yet total sales slipped in 2014 as first-time buyers struggled to find houses.
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
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- "American Sniper" is still on target with movie fans.
SLEEPING WITH THE DIRECTOR
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- SAG Award winner J.K.
IN THE NEWS: VOTER IDs IN THE DIGITAL AGE
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) -- It's voter ID's -- high-tech style.
Tonight on ABC 22
6:30 pm ..... ABC World News
7:00 pm ..... Family Feud
7:30 pm ..... Family Feud
8:00 pm ..... The Bachelor
10:00 pm ... Castle
11:00 pm ... ABC 22 News at Eleven
11:30 pm ... Jimmy Kimmel Live
12:30 am ... Nightline