Hamilton man dies in boating accident on Lake Cumberland

Published: Tuesday, August 22, 2017 @ 3:26 PM
Updated: Tuesday, August 22, 2017 @ 3:37 PM

            Hamilton resident Kenneth Ducklo died in an apparent boating accident on Lake Cumberland..
Hamilton resident Kenneth Ducklo died in an apparent boating accident on Lake Cumberland..

A Hamilton resident died Monday in an apparent boating accident on Lake Cumberland in Kentucky, according to the Russell County Coroner’s Office.

Kenneth Ducklo, 70, died from “multiple blunt force trauma” as a result of a boating accident that occurred shortly after 5 p.m. Monday, a spokesperson with the coroner’s office told this news outlet.

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The incident occurred east of Campbell’s Landing in Nancy, Ky.

The fatal accident involved only Ducklo’s boat and appears to be alcohol related, according to the coroner’s office.

There were no other injuries reported, and Ducklo was apparently traveling alone in the boat at the time of the accident, according to a preliminary investigation.

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The investigation into the incident is ongoing. Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Resources is assisting.

WATCH: Flames shoot from Dayton house on Nassau Street

Published: Monday, January 22, 2018 @ 9:14 AM
Updated: Monday, January 22, 2018 @ 10:20 AM

Nassau Street fire in Dayton

UPDATE @ 10:20 a.m. 

Damage is estimated between $5,000 and $10,000 after a fire broke out at a house on Nassau Street in Dayton Monday morning. 

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Officials said the house was vacant and no injuries were reported. 

The fire is under investigation and has not been determined if it is suspicious. 

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UPDATE @ 9:40 a.m. 

Firefighters continue to work to extinguish flames from a house that caught fire Monday morning on Nassau Street in Dayton. 

Officials said the structure is believed to be vacant and no injuries have been reported. 

We’ll update this page as we learn more. 


Firefighters are battling a house fire on Nassau Street near Xenia Avenue in Dayton Monday morning. 

Crews responded to the call around 9 a.m. and reported smoke and flames coming from the structure. 

Initial reports indicate the house is believed to be vacant and firefighters are battling the blaze defensively. 

We have a crew on the way and we’ll update this page as we learn more. 

Suspect in custody after 1 shot at Texas high school, officials say

Published: Monday, January 22, 2018 @ 9:48 AM
Updated: Monday, January 22, 2018 @ 10:56 AM

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Authorities are investigating after receiving reports Monday morning of a shooting at a high school in Texas, the Ellis County Sheriff's Office confirmed.

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The battle continues over the historic Station Road schoolhouse

Published: Monday, January 22, 2018 @ 10:18 AM

            Community Montessori School in Olde West Chester had hoped to purchase the historic Station Road Schoolhouse property (pictured) on Station Road. GREG LYNCH / STAFF
Community Montessori School in Olde West Chester had hoped to purchase the historic Station Road Schoolhouse property (pictured) on Station Road. GREG LYNCH / STAFF

Despite a Butler County judge’s ruling, the battle over the historic Station Road schoolhouse continues, with the owners of the Community Montessori School filing an appeal with the 12th District Court of Appeals.

“We’ve appealed, and we’re continuing to move it forward,” Montessori school owner Todd Minniear told this news organization. “We still want it (the schoolhouse).”

West Chester Twp. was poised to sell the old school to the Minniears for $250,000 as part of a settlement in a lawsuit the school owners filed. However, some neighbors who oppose the sale intervened in the lawsuit and convinced Magistrate Justin Lane and Common Pleas Judge Jennifer Muench-McElfresh the lawsuit was moot.

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The township’s zoning board of appeals nixed the sale last summer due to traffic and other concerns, and the Minniears filed an administrative appeal in the common pleas court. In December, Lane nullified the Minniears’ appeal because it was filed under a corporate name by Minniear, and he is not an attorney and couldn’t legally file the appeal.

“The court finds that the notice of appeal in this matter is a nullity and strikes it from the record,” Lane wrote.

The township trustees agreed to sell the schoolhouse to the Minniears — who plan to put an addition on the building to expand their school programs — because they said it is a “money pit” and a drain on township resources.

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Neighbors opposed the sale, and some — like those who intervened in the lawsuit — want to see it turned into a historical museum.

Ohio 571 to be closed for days after corn silo collapse in New Carlisle

Published: Sunday, January 21, 2018 @ 11:44 PM
Updated: Monday, January 22, 2018 @ 10:03 AM

SKY7: Aerial footage of collapsed silo in New Carlisle

UPDATE @ 10 a.m. 

Ohio 571 is expected to be shut down in New Carlisle for a few days to remove 10,000 tons of corn that fell into the roadway after a grain silo collapsed at Miami Valley Feed and Grain Company late Sunday night, according to the Clark County Sheriff’s Office. 

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The collapse knocked down multiple power poles, originally disrupting electric service to around 300 Dayton Power and Light customers. 

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At 10 a.m., 15 outages were still reported in Clark County, according to an online outage map. 

We’ll continue to update this story as we learn new details. 

Jarod Thrush/Staff

UPDATE @ 4:55 a.m: Power is steadily being restored in Clark County with only a reported 15 customers experiencing an outage.

Power was cut off as a safety measure after a corn silo collapsed Sunday night prompting crews to investigate the building. 

UPDATE @ 3:35 a.m: Over 300 customers are without power in Clark County after a corn silo collapse caused crews to cut the power in order to investigate the incident.

The collapse occurred late Sunday night at Miami Valley Feed & Grain around 11:40 p.m. 

Crews will be working all night into tomorrow and there’s no word on how long the outage will have customers without power. 

We will monitor the DP&L outage map and continue to update the story.


Ohio 571 (Jefferson Street) will be closed while officials continue to investigate what caused a non-injury silo collapse Sunday night.

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Crews were initially called to Miami Valley Feed & Grain at 880 W. Jefferson St. around 11:40 p.m. on reports of an explosion.

After a preliminary investigation, it was determined that one silo collapsed, rather than exploded, and partially damaged another building as well as caused 10,000 tons of corn to cover Ohio 571.

“What residents heard when they thought they heard explosions were the transformers blowing when the debris hit them”, said Steve Trusty, Chief of New Carlisle Fire Department. 

Officials do not believe anyone is trapped as a result of the collapse, as the company said no employees were on site at the time but will further investigate the building to confirm.

The silo collapse took out at least three power poles and power lines, which caused a brief power outage that has since been restored to all area residents.

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Crews will be on scene all night until midday tomorrow while they continue their investigation.

An Ohio Fire Marshal has also been called to the scene and will assist with the investigation tomorrow.

Drivers are encouraged to use Scarf Road as the detour while Ohio 571 (Jefferson Street) is blocked off.

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