Beavercreek H.S. briefly locked down during drug sweep

Published: Wednesday, November 08, 2017 @ 12:28 PM

Beavercreek High School, Nov. 8, 2017. JAROD THRUSH/
Beavercreek High School, Nov. 8, 2017. JAROD THRUSH/

Beavercreek High School had a “soft lockdown” today as part of a scheduled drug sweep with Beavercreek police, said Paul Otten, Beavercreek superintendent.

He said the sweeps happen randomly throughout the school year using drug dogs, as a deterrent for students to bring illegal substances to school.

Otten said it also helps to reinforce to families the learning environment is safe for students.

Otten couldn’t tell as of Wednesday morning what if anything was confiscated from lockers.

3-month-old girl exposed to heroin, taken to hospital

Published: Thursday, January 18, 2018 @ 10:17 PM

Crystal Cumberland. (Photo:
Crystal Cumberland. (Photo:

Police arrested a woman after they say she exposed her baby to fentanyl.

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But she told investigators that's not the drug she thought she was using.

The baby had to be flown to Children's Hospital from Uniontown.

Crystal Cumberland is in jail and facing charges including aggravated assault and endangering the welfare of a child.

According to Pennsylvania State Police in Fayette County, in November, the baby girl had to be given several doses of Narcan to revive her.

At the time, investigators thought the baby overdosed on heroin, but according to a criminal complaint, Cumberland "admitted to hospital staff to snorting a white powder to get high, which exposed the infant to fentanyl that was sold as heroin." 

Children left in freezing car while mother talked to friends in mall, police say

Published: Thursday, January 18, 2018 @ 5:39 PM

Mother Talked To Friends In Mall While Children Left In Freezing Car

After getting calls about mothers leaving their kids in freezing temperatures, police are warning parents not to leave their children in their vehicles.

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A mother left her two young children in a car as she spoke with friends for more than 45 minutes, according to WXIN

Indianapolis Metropolitan police officer Stephen Jones found an 11-year-old girl clutching her 2-year-old brother inside a Toyota Corolla around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at Castleton Square Mall. The outside temperature was 8 degrees at the time, according to WXIN

The girl told Jones she had the keys to the car but had turned it off. Jones asked her to turn on the car. 

Jones went into the mall and found the 29-year-old mother speaking with a group of her friends in front of a store. She was very apologetic. 

Jones filed a report with the Department of Child Services and warned the woman to never leave her children alone again, according to WISH

Hours earlier, police had also responded to a call that a woman left her son, 4, and daughter, 7, in a car in freezing temperatures for more than an hour, according to WISH.

Premier planning to redevelop Good Sam site once hospital closes

Published: Thursday, January 18, 2018 @ 3:44 PM

Premier Health officials have told this news organization that they want to "transform" the soon-to-be former main campus of Good Samaritan Hospital once the facility closes at the end of the year.

Related: Good Samaritan to close: What we have learned

They don't know exactly what redevelopment will look like on the site once the buildings are razed, but they say it's a process they will be here to see through.

"Unlike other Dayton-based employers who closed a business and walked away from Dayton, Premier Health will be working with others to explore the possibilities of redevelopment," President and CEO Mary Kay Boosalis said Wednesday during the news conference at which she announced the hospital’s closing.

The city of Dayton plans to hold Boosalis to her words as the leadership will push them to redevelop the site.

"They shouldn't just sell the site off,” Mayor Nan Whaley said. “They should stay with the site and make sure that is truly developed for the community to benefit from that. They should have community input in the redevelopment and they have to put significant dollars into that."

Related: 5 things you need to know about Good Samaritan Hospital in Dayton

Premier has hired Columbus-based Planning Next and Dayton-based Citywide Development Corp. to help re-purpose the site, officials said. The firms will team up to help plan, design and transform the site “for decades to come,” Boosalis said. 

The goal is for the site to be shovel-ready after the hospital closes at the end of this year and the buildings are torn down. However, demolition dates have not been announced.

Citywide and Planning Next declined to comment about the development plans Thursday, instead deferring to Premier. 

Soldier from Clark County is missing from Fort Drum, New York

Published: Thursday, January 18, 2018 @ 9:27 PM

Spc. Trevor Nichols (Courtesy/Nichols family)
Spc. Trevor Nichols (Courtesy/Nichols family)

Spc. Trevor Nichols, a soldier from Clark County, is missing from Fort Drum, N.Y., and a national organization is asking for the public's help in finding him.

"I see absolutely nothing that says foul play" or suicide, Brenda Paradise, a private investigator who volunteers for Guardian Search and Investigations. 

That organization issued a press release Thursday about Spc. Nichols, 24, of Tremont City, was was last seen Nov. 17, according to Guardian Search and Investigations. 

The is reporting that the specialist left without his driver’s license, military ID card or his cell phone and has not had any contact with his family since being missing. 

Julie A. Halpin, Fort Drum spokeswoman, told the news organization that Spc. Nichols was a soldier with the 10th Mountain Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team as of November. He was listed as absent without leave on Nov. 15 and his status was updated to deserter on Dec. 18. 

Paradise, in an interview with tonight, said the specialist was in basic training in 2012, has served a tour in Afghanistan and just returned from a tour in Iraq last May. 

Spc. Nichols is estranged from his wife and they have a son who is just shy of 2 years old, Paradise said. She was living on base with the specialist until recently, Paradise said. 

Paradise said the military was transitioning him farther away from his son, and that may have affected the specialist. 

Spc. Trevor Nichols (Courtesy/Nichols family)

The soldier's mother, Erin Nichols, also has filed a missing person's report through the Clark County Sheriff's Office. 

"I can't even imagine where he would have gone," she said in a phone call Thursday night. 

Mrs. Nichols said her son, the youngest of three boys who grew up in Enon and joined the Army right out of Enon High School, was to report to Fort Riley, Kansas, on Dec. 7. 

She said she also believes that transfer has something to do with her son being missing. 

Mrs. Nichols said she last spoke with him by phone on Nov. 14, the day he was trying to move his estranged wife's belongings to storage. 

If you have information about Spc. Nichols, you are asked to call investigator Paradise at 907-795-5292, referencing case number 17-1689237, the Tremont City, Ohio, police department at 937-969-8281, or 911.