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Warren County teens ranked No. 2 in Ohio for most crashes

Published: Thursday, October 19, 2017 @ 1:27 PM


            A memorial in Warren County is dedicated to Noah Theiss, 17, who died in a crash in May on Springboro Road. STAFF
A memorial in Warren County is dedicated to Noah Theiss, 17, who died in a crash in May on Springboro Road. STAFF

Ohio had 140,031 teen-related vehicle crashes in past three years, and 3,316 were in Warren County, according to the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT).

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That means 22 percent of all Warren County crashes involved teen drivers, the second-highest rate in Ohio, according to Matt Bruning, ODOT spokesman. Only Holmes County in northeast Ohio, with a rate of 23.3 percent, ranked higher.

Teens account for 5 percent of Ohio drivers but are involved in 15 percent of the crashes, Bruning said.

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The number one reason teens crash is their lack of experience, according to ODOT.

Teens are more likely than older drivers to underestimate dangerous situations or not be able to recognize hazardous situations, ODOT said.

Teens are also more likely than adults to make critical decision errors that lead to serious crashes.

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As part of events planned during National Teen Driver Safety Week, Oct.15 - Oct. 21, students at Kings High School will hear from Brock Dietrich with Impact Teen Drivers on Friday, Oct. 20.

His daughter, Sydnee Dietrich, 17, of Gahanna, died on Oct. 20, 2013, after a crash in which she was texting while driving. She was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected from the vehicle.

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Also during the Kings school event, scheduled from 7:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Friday, the students will have a chance to use ODOT’s distracted driver simulator and participate in other activities to highlight the need to pay attention and buckle up while driving.

The school is at 5500 Columbia Road in Kings Mills in Warren County.

Dayton school teacher says she was assaulted at Thurgood Marshall

Published: Friday, November 17, 2017 @ 2:03 PM
Updated: Friday, November 17, 2017 @ 2:37 PM


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Dayton Public Schools is investigating an alleged assault on a Thurgood Marshall High School teacher this month.

District officials are still probing two accounts of the Nov. 8 incident — one given by a teacher, another from a student the teacher said held her down while another student hit her four times.

“Our security people are still moving through both of these accounts,” said district spokeswoman Marsha Bonhart-Neilson. “There’s no conclusion being drawn yet.”

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The 63-year-old teacher told police she was in her classroom when four girls arrived. She told the girls to leave, when one of the students told the teacher to “get the (expletive) out of her face,” according to the teacher’s account to police. The teacher said a male then held her down while the female student hit her four times, a police report said.

The teacher complained of chest pain and pain in the back of her head, according to the police report. She was transported to the hospital by a medic, according to the report.

Assistant Principal Bert Seard told police he interviewed the male the teacher accused of holding her down. Seard told police the male’s account was that the alleged assailant and her boyfriend came into the classroom, when the female began chasing her boyfriend.

Seard told police the male said the teacher got in between the boyfriend and the female. The male said he grabbed the teacher’s arm while the female hit the teacher.

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A summons arrest was completed for the female student, according to the police report.

We’re working to learn more details about this incident.

Dayton apartment burglarized hours after drug raid, police say

Published: Friday, November 17, 2017 @ 12:26 PM

A Dayton home was burglarized hours after police conducted a drug raid at the same apartment Thursday afternoon, according to a police report

The initial incident happened at the apartment in the 2000 block of Catalpa Drive when Dayton police officer raided the home at 2:40 p.m. Thursday. They seized drugs, cash and several guns from the apartment.

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Andre Lamar Hill, 43, of Dayton was arrested and charged him with having weapons while under disability and drug possession.

He was booked into the Montgomery County Jail. 

Hours after the raid a woman who lives in the same apartment called police to report that several items had been stolen from the resident. 

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The woman reported that she left someone at the apartment while she ran an errand because she couldn’t lock her door. When she returned to the apartment two 40 inch televisions, two Bluetooth headphones and parts of a home theater system had been stolen. 

Officers investigated the scene and did not find signs of forced entry, the report said. 

Baby’s feeding tube removed, mother arrested

Published: Friday, November 17, 2017 @ 12:33 PM

Dayton and Kettering Police arrested mother Michele Hughes, for allegedly removing her 3-month-old daughter's feeding tube and taking her out of the hospital. JAIL MUGSHOT
Dayton and Kettering Police arrested mother Michele Hughes, for allegedly removing her 3-month-old daughter's feeding tube and taking her out of the hospital. JAIL MUGSHOT

A Kettering mother was arrested and jailed for allegedly removing her infant daughter's feeding tube, then walking out of Dayton Children's Hospital.

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Michele Hughes, 35, walked into her 3-month-old daughter's hospital room and pulled the feeding tube out of the child and removed her from the hospital, according to a Dayton Police report. 

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Hospital staff contacted police out of concern for the child because she was 3 months old, only weighing 8 pounds. 

The staff told police the child was dehydrated and very malnourished. 

Dayton Police contacted Kettering Police for assistance. 

Hughes was located in her car in the driveway of her Kettering home, with the infant. 

A Children's Services caseworker came to the home and took emergency custody of the child. 

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Michele Hughes was arrested for child endangering and taken to the Montgomery County Jail. 

She has been released, and is awaiting court action.

Woman burned by hot coffee in break room fight

Published: Friday, November 17, 2017 @ 11:53 AM

Dayton police are investigating after a woman was severely burned by hot coffee thrown on her by another woman during a break room fight at the YWCA.  STAFF PHOTO ILLUSTRATION
Dayton police are investigating after a woman was severely burned by hot coffee thrown on her by another woman during a break room fight at the YWCA. STAFF PHOTO ILLUSTRATION

A woman suffered significant burns when another woman threw a cup of hot coffee on her in a break room at the YWCA, according to a Dayton Police report.  

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Officers and a medic were dispatched to the YWCA on West Third St. in downtown Dayton at 5:25 p.m. Thursday on a report of an aggravated assault. 

The two women involved in the altercation are residents at the YWCA. The injured woman, 55, told police she was in the break room speaking with another person about a woman who was also in the break room heating up a cup of coffee in the microwave. 

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 The victim told police the woman didn't appreciate what was being said about her, and when the coffee was done in the microwave, the woman removed it and threw the cup of hot coffee on her, then returned to her room. 

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According to the Dayton Police report, the victim had visible severe blistering on her skin from the shoulder down to her left arm and elbow. The skin was peeling off, according to the officer, and he cited significant burn injuries.  

The injured woman refused to go to the hospital.

Dayton police put out a broadcast to arrest the female suspect. She was not identified in the report.

No word is she is in custody.