Madeline Ashley, WKBN 27 First News

Madeline Ashley

WKBN 27 First News

Dayton, OH, United States

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Past articles by Madeline:

Bengals fan with ALS trying to get to Super Bowl 56

“Usually once you’re diagnosed with it you have about two to three years left in your lifetime,” said Paul → Read More

Ohio Task Force 1 aids Kentucky in tornado recovery efforts

Ohio Task Force 1 arrived in Kentucky around 6 a.m. Monday to help with tornado recovery efforts at their base on Murray State University’s campus. → Read More

ODH data shows more Ohioans died in 2020 than were born

Data released from the Ohio Department of Health shows that in 2020, 143,000 Ohioans died, while only 129,000 were born. → Read More

Dayton issues mask mandate

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) — The Dayton City Commission has instituted a citywide mask mandate. Commissioners voted on the ordinance Wednesday as Public Health – Dayton & Montgomery County officials began raising concerns over a spike in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations across the county. The new mask ordinance requires people ages six and older to wear […] → Read More

Investigation into reports of shots fired continues at WPAFB

Col. Patrick Miller, 88th Air Base Wing & installation commander, gave an update after Wright-Patterson AFB went into lockdown for four hours Thursday night. → Read More

Protests against vaccine, mask mandates continue across western Ohio

Protesters stood across from Dayton Children's Hospital on Thursday waving flags and holding signs reading 'My body my choice,' all in protest of the hospitals new vaccine mandate for employees. → Read More

Police believe 11-year-old accidentally shot by young relative at Dayton home

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) — The Montgomery County Coroner has identified the 11-year-old boy shot and killed Wednesday night in Dayton. Shamyrion Alexander is believed to have been accidentally shot by a relative around the same age at his home on Randolph Street. Lt. Jason Hall of the Dayton Police Department confirmed that the call came […] → Read More

FDA could fully approve Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine by Labor Day

A recent New York Times article suggests that the Food and Drug Administration may fully approve Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine as early as Labor Day. → Read More

Fewer masks could make more people targets for other viruses

As more Americans get vaccinated against COVID-19 and state's continue lifting mask mandates, some medical experts are warning of other viruses moving in. → Read More

PHOTOS: Community remembers 6-year-old James Hutchinson, reacts to his death

Since Sunday, community members have been coming together to hold vigils in honor of James' life. Outside the house where his body was taken after he was killed, balloons, candles, signs and toys lay on the ground memorializing him. → Read More

‘Operation Santa Claus’ gives back to local family

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – Greenville Fire/Rescue personnel got a chance to play Santa Claus for a local Greenville woman and her grandchildren on Tuesday. A few weeks ago, Charlene Brodie was at a home in Rocky Mount when she fell through a weak floor board. Firefighters responded to the scene, and Brodie was cut out […] → Read More

Kinston family receives donations after home burns down

KINSTON, N.C. (WNCT) – A Kinston mother and her 7 children are left without a home this holiday season. On December 11th, a structural house fire occurred after a pot was accidentally left on the stove. Following the fire, the Kinston community sprung into action. Once people heard about what happened to Tia Artis and […] → Read More

‘Awesome Radio’ in Greenville hands out PPE and food during annual giveaway

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – In the spirit of giving this season, Greenville’s 106.9 Awesome Radio held their ‘Third Annual Community Christmas Dinner Giveaway’ on December 19th. The event featured distribution of personal protective equipment this year, or PPE, because of the pandemic. Beginning at 10 am, food boxes were handed out to people in their […] → Read More

‘Unite Against Racism’ mural in Uptown Greenville near completion

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – A mural with the words ‘Unite Against Racism’ is nearly complete on 1st Street in Uptown Greenville. The work began Friday after months of attempting to get the paint on the pavement. In June, the idea for the mural was brought to Greenville’s City Council. The idea wasn’t approved until November […] → Read More

Toy donations give back this holiday season

FARMVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – Spreading holiday cheer during a time of uncertainty in this pandemic was the goal of a toy giveaway on Saturday. Heavenly Arms Mortuary and Cremation Services hosted the drive, with nearly 800 donated toys. The event kicked off in Farmville then moved to Washington later in the day. People were able […] → Read More

Part of West First Street in Greenville to temporarily close to view new mural

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) — Part of West First Street in Greenville will be closed again from Friday-Sunday, city officials said on Wednesday. The First Street closure previously was to allow for the completion of the “Unite Against Racism” mural. This weekend’s shutdown will allow the public a safe chance to view the artwork. ‘Unite Against […] → Read More

Blood Connection holds event to encourage people to donate blood

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) — The Blood Connection is hopeful people will live up to the season of giving and donate blood that is badly needed. Studies show fewer people are donating blood during the pandemic. The company held a donation event on Thursday at the Greenville Convention Center. It also collected convalescent blood plasma from […] → Read More

Thermo Fisher Scientific to expand Greenville facility for sterile drug product development and commercial manufacturing

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – Thermo Fisher Scientific is expanding its site in Greenville for sterile drug product development and commercial manufacturing of medicines, therapies, and vaccines. “We have continued to invest strategically in capacity, technology and expertise across our global network so we can accelerate innovation and enhance productivity for our customers,” said Mike Shafer, […] → Read More

Coronavirus pandemic creating new problems for local homeless population, shelters

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – The coronavirus pandemic is causing many problems for people who are homeless. Experts believe more than 9,000 people go without shelter in North Carolina nightly. In Greenville, Pitt County’s only shelter is adapting to the pandemic, as well. The Community Crossroads Center used to be able to hold up to 100 […] → Read More

Record of nearly 6,500 new COVID-19 cases reported in N.C. Sunday

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – According to statistics from the NCDHHS, a new record of 6,438 new COVID-19 cases were reported across the state Sunday, 420 more than the record set on Saturday of 6,018. Sunday is the third time in four days that a new record was set for the number of new cases in […] → Read More