Police: Missing Eaton teen found alive in Florida

Published: Wednesday, January 11, 2017 @ 4:34 PM

Eaton girl missing, endangered

UPDATE@11:30 a.m. (Jan. 13)

The teen was found in Panama City, Florida, Friday morning, said Chief Chad Depew of the Eaton Police Department. Jami Hounshell was found alive and well around 8:30 a.m., the chief said, adding that her parents are flying down the Florida to get her.

UPDATE @ 3:55 p.m. (Jan. 12)

An endangered missing alert is still in effect for 16-year-old Jami Hounshell of Eaton. She was last seen Jan. 8, police said.


The Eaton Police Division has issued an endangered missing alert for a 16-year-old girl who may be suicidal. 

The alert is for Jami Hounshell, a student at the county alternative school, who was last seen at her home on Jan. 8, police Sgt. Steve Hurd said. She left a note, which was found at the house, and the family's Chrysler Town & Country minivan (Ohio license tag GOY 6855) was taken, he said. 

Jami is 5 feet 7 inches tall, about 140 pounds and has brown hair and brown eyes. She has a tattoo of an outline of a heart on her upper left arm that reads "lil sister." She also answers to the name "Alex." 

Jami is believed to be in the company of Dalton Knisley, 19. 

Hurd said police have alerted law enforcement agencies in Washington state, where Knisley has relatives, and law enforcement in Florida, where Jami has connections. 

Jami Hounshell is believed to be with Dalton Knisley, 19, according to Eaton police. (Courtesy/Eaton Police Division Facebook)

If you know of Jami's whereabouts or have any information about her or Knisley, you are urged to contact Eaton police at 937-456-5531. 

You may also call in information anonymously at 1-888-456-2980. 

You also may submission information to a confidential website: eatonpolice.org/anonymous-tips.  

Amazon announces final 20 cities in the running for second headquarters

Published: Thursday, January 18, 2018 @ 9:22 AM
Updated: Thursday, January 18, 2018 @ 9:52 AM

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Amazon

Officials with technology giant Amazon on Thursday announced that the company has narrowed down its list of possible sites for its second headquarters to 20 metropolitan areas.

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The company said it got nearly 240 proposals from across the U.S. Canada and Mexico.

“All the proposals showed tremendous enthusiasm and creativity,” Holly Sullivan, with Amazon Public Policy. “Through this process we learned about many new communities across North America that we will consider as locations for future infrastructure investment and job creation.”

Residents won’t have to vacate downtown Dayton apartments

Published: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 @ 4:26 PM

            The boiler in the Newcom apartment building at 255 N. Main St. in downtown was shut down because it was releasing dangerous levels of carbon monoxide, city officials said. CORNELIUS FROLIK / STAFF
The boiler in the Newcom apartment building at 255 N. Main St. in downtown was shut down because it was releasing dangerous levels of carbon monoxide, city officials said. CORNELIUS FROLIK / STAFF

A Montgomery County Common Pleas judge has granted a temporary restraining order that blocks the city of Dayton from forcing some tenants to move out of a downtown apartment building that has a malfunctioning heating system.

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Last week, city of Dayton housing inspection officials issued an emergency vacate order to residents at the Newcom Building, located at 255 N. Main St., citing “unsafe” living conditions.

The residents were ordered to move out by 4 p.m. today if the building’s owners had not repaired its heating system, which was shut off because it was releasing dangerous levels of carbon monoxide.

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But about an hour before today’s deadline, Judge Richard Skelton granted the building’s owner, Howard Heck, a temporary restraining order on the condition he purchase small heating units for each apartment and get the boiler repaired or replaced in about a month.

Skeleton said he or court officials would stop by the Newcom building routinely to check on the temperatures inside the apartment building to make sure it is not too cold and check on the progress to repair the heating system.

“I am going to be watching this very closely,” he said.

This afternoon, Judge Skeleton presided over a hearing about the Newcom Building Company’s request for a restraining order and permanent injunction against the city of Dayton division of housing inspection.

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The seven-story apartment building’s boiler was shut down this month after fire crews determined it was releasing high levels of carbon monoxide, which can cause deadly poisoning.

But that left residents without a safe way to heat their homes, and city inspectors told the building owner to fix the boiler or they would board up the structure by this afternoon.

Seven tenants have left the apartment building after the emergency order was issued, leaving about 18 other occupied units, officials said.

Skelton said the owner has 30 days to fix the boiler, but could maybe get a “reasonable” extension if things are going OK and the temperature inside is satisfactory.

4 law enforcement officers shot in South Carolina; suspect in custody

Published: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 @ 5:30 AM
Updated: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 @ 7:26 AM

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Simone Biles latest gymnast to claim team doctor sexually abused her

Published: Monday, January 15, 2018 @ 6:53 PM
Updated: Monday, January 15, 2018 @ 8:06 PM

What You Need To Know About Larry Nassar

Simone Biles, who won four gold medals at the 2016 Summer Olympics, went on social media Monday and became the latest gymnast to claim that former team doctor Larry Nassar sexually abused her.

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“I am one of the many survivors who was sexually abused by Larry Nassar,” Biles, 20, wrote on Twitter. “Please believe me when I say it was a lot harder to first speak these words out loud than it is now to put them on paper.”

Nassar, who spent more than 20 years working at Michigan State University and as a physician for USA Gymnastics, has admitted to sexually assaulting gymnasts, ESPN reported. 

In December, Nassar was sentenced to 60 years in prison on charges of child pornography. He will be sentenced Tuesday for 10 state counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct, ESPN reported. Nassar, 54, pleaded guilty to those charges in November.

Nassar has been accused by more than 140 women and girls of sexual misconduct. That includes Olympic gymnasts Gabby Douglas, McKayla Maroney and Aly Raisman, CNN reported.

“For too long I’ve asked myself, ‘Was I too naive?’ ‘Was it my fault?’ I now know the answers to those questions,” Biles tweeted. “No. No, it was not my fault.

“No, I will not and should not carry the guilt that belongs to Larry Nassar, USAG (USA Gymnastics), and others .”

In her tweet, Biles also called Nassar’s behavior “completely unacceptable, disgusting and abusive.”

Raisman offered her support to Biles in a tweet. Raisman accused Nassar of sexual abuse in November.

“I stand with you,” Raisman tweeted.