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Arrest leads to seizure of cash, heroin

Published: Tuesday, October 30, 2012 @ 7:41 PM
Updated: Tuesday, October 30, 2012 @ 7:41 PM

The arrest of a man wanted on drug charges led to the search of a motel and the seizure of what police describe as a “large amount of cash and a large amount of heroin.”

Robert Eugene Dawes Sr., 46, is in the Clark County Jail on a felon count of illegal drug trafficking and eight counts of driving while under suspension, the Clark County Sheriff’s Office said via information released late Tuesday afternoon.

Dawes is to be Municipal Court on Wednesday morning to answer the charges, according to the sheriff’s office.

The sheriff’s office said it completed a two-month undercover investigation into illegal drug trafficking in the county on Tuesday, which identified Dawes as the person responsible for trafficking large amounts of heroin in the county.

Sheriff’s detectives, along with members of the R.A.N.G.E. Task Force and the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation, located and arrested Dawes.

When they took him into custody, a search warrant was executed in Room 242 at the Super 8 Motel, 2 W. Leffel Lane, where officers seized a large amount of cash and a large amount of heroin.

None of the agencies said exactly how much cash and heroin was seized from the motel.

Investigators digging to recover body of missing woman

Published: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 @ 10:50 AM

Authorities are in Troy this morning in hopes of getting answers about a woman who went missing nearly seven years ago.

Nikki Lyn Forrest was 19 years old and pregnant when she disappeared in September 2010.

Investigators have new information in the cold case that has sent them to a backyard of a home off South Dorset Road near West Main Street in Troy.

A white tent is up and authorities tell us they are digging in hopes of recovering Nikki Lyn Forrest’s body.

We’re working to gather more details and will update this story as more information becomes available.

Two men arrested following dispute over car repossession

Published: Monday, May 22, 2017 @ 9:24 PM

A dispute between an man attempting to "repo" a vehicle and the vehicle’s owner involved an argument, a threat, and shots fired at a residence in the area of State Route 571 and Rangeline Road in Miami County. 

Detectives later executed a search warrant on the home where the owner, 34-year-old, Matt Naff, was arrested and jailed.

The man involved in the attempted repossession of the vehicle, 54-year-old Eric Brown of West Milton, was arrested and booked into the Miami County Jail in Troy.

Both are charged with one count each of felonious assault, according to a police report.

Deputies recovered two handguns, ammunition and spent bullet casings at the scene, according to the report.

No one was shot during the dispute, according to deputies.

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Cincinnati State to tap beer brewing degree

Published: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 @ 10:01 AM


            John Loftis holds up a glass of Mother Stewart’s beer to the light in their brew house in Springfield. BILL LACKEY/STAFF

Cincinnati State will announce the launch of the region’s first degree in brewing science today.

Cincinnati State and leaders of the local craft beer and brewing industry will make the announcement at 10:30 a.m. today about the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Brewing degree.

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Employers in the fast-growing craft beer industry say the new degree will help close the skill gap and accelerate Cincinnati’s growing reputation as a “bastion of brewing.”

It is the first two-year Brewing Science degree program in Ohio, Kentucky or Indiana and was designed with extensive input brewing industry leaders, university leaders said.

RELATED: New Middletown brewery aims to bridge beer towns of Cincinnati, Dayton

Those expected at the announcement include: Monica Posey, president of Cincinnati State, Chef Alan Neace, Associate Dean of Midwest Culinary Institute, Carla Gesell-Streeter, program chair for Brewing Science program, brewing student Ryan Osner, a veteran and employee at Rhinegeist, area brewing industry leaders, area chambers of commerce and state and local officials.

Blown tire sends truck hauling trailer off I-675 South

Published: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 @ 9:54 AM



Jarod Thrush

No one was seriously injured when a pickup truck hauling a trailer full of lawnmowers crashed on I-675 South this morning.

Southbound traffic was slowed at 8:30 a.m. around the Yankee Street exit as Washington Twp. crews responded to the scene.

Officials tell us the full-size pickup truck blew a tire and the driver lost control, careening off the right side of the highway where the trailer overturned.

Crews cut the top off of the trailer to gain access to the lawnmowing cargo. Firefighters worked to contain the gasoline that was leaking from the equipment.

One person suffered a minor injury and was treated at the scene, according to officials at the scene.