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Published: Friday, December 01, 2017 @ 4:13 PM
— A former Miamisburg teacher indicted on charges of sexual battery and unlawful sexual conduct with a minor is seeking the name of her accuser and specific allegations that led to charges.
Montgomery County court records show Jessica Langford, 32, of Centerville, is asking for the identity of the alleged victim.
The indictment does not specify a specific age or gender of a student, stating it involved one “thirteen years of age or older but less than sixteen.” However, a statement from Prosecutor Mathias Heck Jr. has said he is a 14-year-old student with whom the veteran middle school teacher had “inappropriate sexual conduct.”
Langford is also asking for more details about the acts she is accused of committing, according to a motion filed Nov. 27 by her attorney, Lawrence Greger.
Langford was indicted Nov. 14 on three counts of sexual battery and three counts of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor. On Nov. 21, she pleaded not guilty to all counts, court records show.
In late May, three counts of the indictment stated, Langford “did engage in sexual conduct with another….and the other person is enrolled in or attends that school…”
Langford, who was hired by Miamisburg schools in August 2008, resigned May 24, shortly after being informed of the allegations, according to Miamisburg school district records.
“The six-count indictment does not contain the name of the alleged victim, nor does it specify the ‘sexual conduct’ that allegedly occurred that comprises a violation of the statutes,” the motion filed by Greger states. “To adequately defend herself, the defendant seeks those two items.”
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Published: Saturday, January 20, 2018 @ 5:14 AM
TODAY: Increasing clouds and breezy for the day with temperatures climbing to the lower 40s. However, winds will make it feel like the upper 20s to lower 30s during the afternoon. Areas of light drizzle and mist will develop tonight as temperatures dip into the mid 30s. Drivers should watch for isolated slick spots on overpasses and bridges.
TOMORROW: We’ll experience cloudy skies with a chance for drizzle and fog. A few light showers will be possible as temperatures climb into the mid 40s.
MONDAY: It’ll be mainly dry to start the day, but rain chances increase late morning into the afternoon. Gusty winds will be likely as temperatures soar into the lower 50s.
TUESDAY: A colder, blustery day with the chance for a few passing snow showers or flurries. Highs will be in the mid-30s, but will feel like the teens and 20s.
WEDNESDAY: Some sunshine make a return, but it will still be breezy and cold in the upper 30s.
Published: Saturday, January 20, 2018 @ 7:44 AM
OAKLAND, Pa. — A Pennsylvania pizza shop is being targeted, but its owner says it is a case of mistaken identity.
Customers upset about a viral video in which a former manager allegedly assaulted a woman have been calling Original Milano's in Oakland -- but the video was taken at Pizza Milano.
Ben Sciulli is the owner of the Original Milano's Pizza.
He wants to make it clear that his family business is not affiliated with Pizza Milano.
“My dad started this in 1975 in Hampton Township. He owns the rights of the name. He trademarked it," Sciulli said.
His family owns three locations, and the Oakland shop has been open for nearly 20 years.
Some customers assumed Milano's Pizza was connected to Pizza Milano, where a former manager was seen on video allegedly assaulting a woman.
Owner of a local pizza shop is taking legal action after repeated confusion with another restaurant. Michele Newell WPXI has the details on 11 at 11. http://on.wpxi.com/2DQBJWEPosted by Aaron Martin WPXI on Friday, January 19, 2018
It drew days of protests outside the shop and Sciulli's business has paid the price, too.
“For me and my employees answering the phone calls and the threats of coming to burn the place down and things like that, yeah, it was very frustrating,” he said.
He claimed people upset with Pizza Milano have been putting out false information about his business, including his phone number.
Sciulli’s attorney issued a cease-and-desist order, promising to file legal complaints against anyone who incites harassment.
Now, the threats have finally stopped and business is picking back up.
"We do have a lot of support in Oakland, (people) that have come and supported our business," Sciulli said.
Published: Friday, January 19, 2018 @ 5:46 PM
WRIGHGT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE — Thousands of Wright-Patterson employees were expected to report to work Monday morning for further instructions “to carry out orderly shutdown activities” if a partial federal government closure stuck at midnight Friday, base authorities said.
The scenario could be a replay of October 2013 when most civil service employees at Wright-Patterson were sent home on furlough at the state’s largest single-site employer with more than 27,000 personnel, but how many might be impacted in another temporary closure could not be answered Friday.
“It is difficult to determine how many employees would be impacted because a determination of the furlough parameters has not been released,” base spokeswoman Marie Vanover said in an email.
All military personnel, regardless of their job, would report for duty, according to the Defense Department.
Those who stay on the job — both military and civilian — will not be paid until a Congressional appropriations bill is passed, according to the Pentagon. The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force planned to remain open over the weekend unless it receives a shutdown order, according to spokeswoman Diana Bachert. She said the museum would issue an update to the news media, and post an alert on the museum’s social media sites and its website if it must close.
Retired Col. Cassie B. Barlow, installation commander of Wright-Patterson the last time a shutdown hit, said Friday carrying out shutdown activities were “very complex” and “all encompassing.”
“I feel sorry for the folks on the base right now and what they have to go through,” she said. “It’s very frustrating. It’s frustrating for the commanders, but it’s also frustrating for all of the employees because they are starved for information right now and they’re listening to the news …
“It’s a stressful time especially when there’s a potential to not get paid,” she said, adding it was “no way” to treat employees or run a business.
The Pentagon issued a contingency plan Friday that listed broad categories where employees may be allowed to stay on the job, such as police, fire and medical services and other duties deemed “essential” to national security.
The reverberations of a government shutdown would be similar to the last one struck in 2013, according to Air Force Capt. Hope Cronin.
“We are hopeful that there is enough time for Congress to prevent a lapse in appropriations,” she said Friday afternoon. “However, at this time, we must plan for a range of scenarios” that include a short-term stopgap funding measure, a budget deal or a shutdown.
Air Force reservists were expected to attend a previously funded drill weekend Saturday and Sunday at the base with the 445th Airlift Wing, said spokeswoman Lt. Col. Cynthia Harris.
Among other impacts, U.S. District Court in Dayton would remain open, federal Judge Walter Rice said Friday. “I don’t expect any immediate change,” he said.
The U.S. Postal Service mail delivery and post offices would stay open and Social Security payments would continue to recipients, according to authorities.
The Ohio National Guard issued a statement Friday saying the agency would continue national defense operations and respond to state emergencies.
At the University of Dayton Research Institute, which has millions of dollars in federal contracts employing some 200 people, some employees may be prevented from doing their jobs and the institute “would need to find other work for them as possible,” John Leland, UDRI executive director, said in a statement. “Other contract work might have to shift temporarily shift from a government installation to a UD facility.”
Those changes are “disruptive” and “causes waste at taxpayer expense,” he added.
Published: Saturday, January 20, 2018 @ 6:53 AM
NEWARK, N.J. — Television film crew members were arrested at Newark Liberty International Airport on Thursday for allegedly trying to pass a piece of luggage containing “all the makings of an improvised explosive device,” ABC News reported.
The film crew members, who claimed to be working the CNBC show “Staten Island Hustle,” were detained by Transportation Security Administration officials. TSA officials said the crew tried to smuggle a roller bag that contained wires, a motor and PVC pipe through a checkpoint, ABC News reported.
One crew member was filming the incident, which allegedly was to test whether TSA officials would discover the concealed device. A third man involved in the filming told police the crew was testing “vacuum compression luggage,” ABC News reported.
In a statement, Endemol Shine North America, one of the producers of “Staten Island Hustle,” said there had been “a misunderstanding.”
Endemol Shine North America said in a statement. "The team was producing an episode about a new product, vacuum compression luggage, which allows travelers more room for clothing and has no other intended use,” Endemol Shine North America said. “Unfortunately, there appears to have been a misunderstanding, and we regret any inconvenience to TSA and other authorities on the ground for complications that may have been caused.”
TSA bomb techs cleared the bags after examining them and the crew was arrested, ABC News reported. The crew members were later released but could face civil penalties. The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office said it is reviewing the case, ABC News reported.