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Family escapes fully engulfed home

Multiple agencies are responding to a fully engulfed house fire on the 10000 block of Hoel Road in Camden. The fire started shortly before 5:00 a.m. Christmas morning. All of the occupants were able to evacuate the house, according to officials. We have a crew on scene and will bring ...

Flurries possible for Christmas morning

Some scattered rain and snow continues during the overnight into Christmas morning. Storm Center 7 Meterologist Rich Wirdzek says no real accumulation is expected, but some snow might stick on the grass in some places. Roadways will only be wet with lows reaching the middle 30 with some windy conditions ...

Fire crews battle a car fire in the 100 block of Shank Avenue in Trotwood. Crews called this a tricky fire because the blaze was close to a home. (Jared Thrush/Staff)

Car fire threatening a nearby home in Trotwood

Fire crews are on the scene of a vehicle fire in the 100 block of Shank Avenue in Trotwood.The fire is threatening a nearby house, which the vehicle is parked next to.We have a crew heading to the scene and will update this story when more information is available.

Jonathan Fornwald. (Contributed photo, Clark Co. Jail)

Walmart employee stops robber, gets punched in fight

A Columbus man was arrested after he attempted to steal toys and clothes from a Walmart in Springfield.According to Springfield Police, Jonathan Fornwald, 33, loaded a cart full of clothing and toys and attempted to leave the store without paying. Police were called to the location at 200 Tuttle Road ...

Walmart customers “unruly” after store closes, police called

Police had to be called after customers of a Walmart in Miamisburg became unruly when the store closed.Police from Miami Township were dispatched around 8 p.m. when several customers became upset and unruly when the Walmart in the 8800 block of Kingsridge Drive closed Wednesday for observance of Christmas Eve.Initial ...

Store closes early for Christmas Eve, doors left unlocked

Some potential patrons of a Kroger store attempted to take advantage of the store’s unlocked doors after closing early for Christmas Eve. Dayton Police responded to the supermarket on Smithville Road around 7 p.m. Wednesday on reports people entered the building after the store had closed for the night and ...

Several protesters arrested at Beavercreek mall

UPDATE @ 4:30 p.m. We spoke with Beavercreek’s first black mayor, Brian Jarvis, about the protest. When asked if he thinks the protesters were wrong, Jarvis said, “I don’t think anybody’s wrong to protest. That’s a right to do that. I think it’s wrong to interfere with residents who want ...

A woman was cited for jaywalking after being hit at the intersection of Patterson Road and Revere Avenue in Dayton Wednesday Dec. 24, 2014. (Marshall Gorby/Staff)

Pedestrian cited after being hit by car

A woman was hit by a vehicle as she allegedly jaywalked at Patterson Road and Revere Avenue.The woman was alert and talking to medics as she was loaded into a squad and taken to the hospital around 4:30 p.m.The injuries were not considered life-threatening.Police said the woman would be cited ...

Tanker truck’s brakes locked up in construction zone on I-70 East. (Ohio Department of Transportation traffic camera)

I-70 E shut down after tanker’s brakes lock up

Interstate 70 East was shut down in the Englewood area around 4 p.m. after the brakes locked up on a tanker truck hauling jet fuel. The brakes locked up on the truck in the construction zone near the exit for Ohio 48. The highway could be shut down for an ...

Former city council member accused of sexually assaulting child

A former Sidney city council member has been accused of sexually assaulting a then 7-year-old child at Indian Lake nearly six years ago. Patrick Eshemann was living in California and was arrested in early December on charges of rape and gross sexual imposition after a Logan County grand jury issued ...

Man arrested for pointing fake gun at motorists

A man was arrested for inducing panic after he pointed a fake gun at passing motorists, according to a police report. Bennie Coleman, 20, was arrested on Tuesday morning and booked in Montgomery County Jail. Police observed him in a firing stance, pointing the gun at passing motorists and waving ...

Prosecutor offers free cab rides during holidays

Holiday revelers in Montgomery County who may have too much to drink at Christmas and New Year’s parties will have a safe, free alternative instead of driving to get home. ArriveSafe is a program offered by the Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office that provide free cab rides from Dec. 24-26 and ...

Stephanie Higgins

Catalpa Dr. traffic stop leads to woman’s arrest

A driver pulled over on Catalpa for failing to signal a couple of turns was arrested for possession of drugs at noon on Dec. 23, 2014.Stephanie Higgins, 38, wouldn’t get out of the vehicle when police ordered her to, and had to be physically removed. She was cuffed and placed ...

Donald Walker

Man flees crash scene, hits cruiser and EMS

Twenty-seven-year-old Donald Walker of Miami Township, Ohio, was arrested on five counts of felonious assault Tuesday.Walker drove his vehicle directly into the path of firefighters, medics, and policemen while fleeing the scene of an injury crash on Kathleen Ave., according to an incident report filed by Dayton police.Those on scene ...

James Grant

Pair arrested for having sex in van

Police arrested two people early Christmas Eve morning, having sex in a van in front of a vacant house on E. Parkwood Ave.James Grant, 27, is in Montgomery County jail awaiting his court hearing in the afternoon docket. Jane Martin, 43, was arrested but is not in jail, according to ...

Joshua Joe Paulus

CAPTURED: Rape suspect wanted by two agencies in custody

UPDATE @ 9:45 p..m.Joshua Joe Paulus was apprehended on Imperial Court by Troy police and handed over to Kettering police. He is being held in the Montgomery County Jail.FIRST REPORTSidney and Kettering police are looking for a man wanted for rape and gross sexual imposition.Joshua J. Paulus is wanted out ...

Child taken to hospital after basement fire

A child playing with matches reportedly started a fire in the basement of a Riverside home, and was taken to the hospital as a precaution, police said.The first officer on the scene was able to put out the flames before damage was done to the home.Firefighters were called to the ...

Ohio’s new executions law challenged

Inmate executions were expected to proceed in 2015 after Gov. Kasich’s signing of a bill shielding the identity of pharmaceutical companies that supply the state with lethal drugs.But on Tuesday, attorneys on behalf of four Ohio death row prisoners filed a complaint in Columbus federal court challenging the new law.The ...

Crews on the scene. Staff photo by Marshall Gorby

Dayton firefighters help family stay in their home for Christmas

A Dayton family will be able to stay in their home this Christmas thanks to the quick actions of the city’s firefighters.It was an early present, Mark Napier said, that crews spotted the flames — before he even knew what was happening — and got everyone out safely.Dayton fire Captain ...

Vigil held in honor of slain 10-year-old girl

KEY POINTS:Two people, including a child, were killed in a shooting in Preble County.Deputies said Brian Harleman shot and killed Samantha Carpenter before killing himself.Carpenter’s mother, Catherine L. Gessman, was injured in the shootingUPDATE @ 5:45 a.m.: Catherine Gessman is in stable condition, according to the hospital.UPDATE @ midnight:Samantha’s friend ...

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