Man shot to death in Dayton is ID’d

Published: Wednesday, April 10, 2013 @ 2:57 PM
Updated: Thursday, April 11, 2013 @ 3:54 PM

A 28-year-old man shot and killed Wednesday afternoon while walking on South Gettysburg Avenue has been identified by the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office.

Marcus Holland is the victim, the coroner’s office said Wednesday night.

Family members said Holland was with several friends and on his way to a meeting with his parole officer the nearby government offices when a light-colored SUV pulled up and someone started shooting.

Dayton police said the SUV fled south on Gettysburg.

On Thursday, police said they believe they’ve located that vehicle and were talking with the owner. They said they had not identified any suspects in the shooting.

Holland was walking on the west side of the street and was found dead near the driveway to the government campus, which houses Montgomery County Probation offices, an Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction district office, the MonDay Community Correctional Institution and the Dayton Correctional Institute.

Several Adult Parole Authority employees came out and tried to help him, according to police.

Holland was on parole after being released from prison in February. He was sentenced to serve six years in prison for an aggravated robbery conviction in 2006. After being released early in 2011 he violated his parole and was incarcerated again until February of this year. He was required be on parole for five years according to ODRC records.

Neighbors who live along the east side of the 1900 block of Gettysburg said they heard numerous shots and saw several individuals on foot in the area when they looked outside. Some of those people may have been with Holland and all were questioned by police at the scene.

Vogalinde Parker said she saw a man sneaking though her front yard and called police, then heard the approaching sirens.

Parker has lived on the street for 50 years and said crime has increased in the area in recent years.

“It’s always something,” she said. “I’m surprised it took this long for something like this to happen.”

Police asked that anyone who was in the area just before 3 p.m. and may have seen something contact the Montgomery County Regional Dispatch Center.

Dayton man arrested for smoking marijuana with 12-year-old boys

Published: Friday, May 26, 2017 @ 11:47 AM

Marvin T. Long
Montgomery County Jail

DAYTON — A city man is being held at the Montgomery County jail after two 12-year-old boys told police he smoked marijuana with them, according to a Dayton police report. 

Marvin T. Long, 38, is being held on two counts of corrupting another with drugs charges, according police.

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Dayton officers were dispatched to the 1600 block of Hearthstone Drive around 5:57 p.m. on Thursday for a drug complaint. 

The mother of the 12-year-old boys told police the smell of marijuana on her sons was extremely strong that day, according to police report.

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“…(one of the juvenile boys) stated they had gotten marijuana from Marvin in the past, but today they only smoked it once with him at his house,” wrote Dayton Police Officer Christine Hamilton. 

Long is also being held on three failure to appear charges, according to Montgomery County Jail records. 

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Woman with kids in the car arrested for OVI after crash

Published: Friday, May 26, 2017 @ 10:56 AM

Tashara Kenerly, 31, was arrested on OVI and child endangerment charges on May 25, 2017.
Montgomery County Jail

DAYTON — A 31-year-old city woman was arrested on Thursday after she crashed into a parked vehicle with two children in the car and police detected the odor of alcohol.

Tashara Kenerly is being held at the Montgomery County Jail on child endangerment and OVI charges. 

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Kenerly crashed into a parked vehicle in the 500 block of Delaware Avenue, according to a Dayton police report. 

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“She staggered when walking, could not follow direction and or find a identification card,” wrote Dayton Police Officer Christopher Smith. “She told us she had one beer.”

Kenerly failed coordination tests on the scene, according to police. She submitted to a blood sample at Grandview Hospital which was submitted to the Dayton police secured refrigerator to be submitted to the crime lab, according to the police incident report. 

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The children were placed with a family member, according to police.

Company sues garden center owners for $10 million in asbestos dispute

Published: Wednesday, May 17, 2017 @ 6:00 PM


            A local company has sued the North Dayton Garden Center owners, alleging they did not disclose that asbestos was included in debris the company hauled from the old garden center site. FILE

A local construction company has sued the owners of the North Dayton Garden Center, alleging that neither they nor the new owners of the location described in the suit disclosed that asbestos was included in debris the company hauled away from the site of the business a half-century ago.

The attorney for Dan Powers Construction has asked for $10 million in damages, alleging that Powers’ business is now banned from multiple dump sites. The suit has nothing to do with the current North Dayton Center location.

“They had started the process of removing the material — the soils from the place — and taking it to the different environmental dumps,” attorney Harrison Green said of the location Troy Street. “And it was discovered that there was asbestos in there. (Powers) had to take it back, and then they were banned from further business at those dumps.”

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The suit filed in Montgomery County Common Pleas Court names Shirley and Peter Kossoudji, Kossoudji Enterprises, EZ Transport LLC and various John and Jane Does as defendants.

The complaint says that in May 2015, the Kossoudji family hired Powers to dispose of truckloads of debris from the site at 1927 Troy St. in Dayton. Powers then subcontracted with United Demolition Excavation & Site Management LLC.

Kossoudji family attorney Matthew Sorg said his clients didn’t sign any contract with Dan Powers Construction or Mured Shakhpndarov, who owns EZ Transport LLC. Sorg said Shakhpndarov was buying the property and he contracted to have debris hauled away. Sorg said another party previously had ground up asbestos from an old greenhouse.

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“Unbeknownst to Dan Powers or Dan Powers Construction, the debris contained hazardous asbestos,” the suit alleges. “Defendants Peter Kossoudji and/or E Z Transport failed to inform Dan Powers or Dan Powers Construction of this fact.”

The construction business and its subcontractor have been banned from dumping at Steve Rauch Inc. and Vance Environmental Ltd. because they did not follow protocol.

“Asbestos has to treated in certain way, bagged, you can’t allow it to just come in,” Green said. “It wasn’t properly handled and then they were forbidden, no matter what, returning to those sites.”

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Green said his client can haul to sites in Xenia and Troy, but that hurts the bottom line, as did the fines his client was charged by the dump sites.

“That’s adversely affected their businesses tremendously because (of) having to travel greater distances so you can only do so many trips per day when they could do so much more (before),” he said.

Sorg said his clients won on summary judgment a similar suit brought by United Demolition against the Kossoudjis. Green asked for punitive and exemplary damages of $10 million, plus attorney fees and court costs.

Green said the Kossoudji family knew of the asbestos and if his client knew about it, “it would have been handled totally differently.”

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Police: Middle school teacher, student focus of sexual battery claim

Published: Friday, May 26, 2017 @ 11:50 AM


            An allegation involving a Miamisburg Middle School teacher having sexual contact with a student was filed Thursday. STAFF PHOTO

An allegation involving a Miamisburg Middle School teacher having sexual contact with a student is being investigated by police.

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A sexual battery complaint report filed Thursday indicates police are investigating an incident at 8668 Miamisburg Springboro Pike, which police said involves a teacher and a student at the middle school.

The report indicates the allegation involves an incident occurring on Tuesday. Police acknowledged the allegation but declined to comment further.

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An initial message to the school district was not immediately returned.