Body found in river possibly man who escaped correctional facility

Published: Wednesday, October 04, 2017 @ 7:51 PM
Updated: Friday, October 06, 2017 @ 2:30 PM

Body found in river possibly man who escaped correctional facility

UPDATE @ 2:30 p.m. (Oct. 6): 

Officials have yet to confirm if the man pulled from the Stillwater River Wednesday was the same man who escaped from the MonDay Community Correctional Institution in September.

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This news outlet has learned records from the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office and the MonDay Community Correctional Institution indicate the same date-of-birth for Jason T. Bishop. However, officials at the coroner’s office, MonDay, and Dayton police have not confirmed the deceased is the escaped inmate. 

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On Sept. 23, a Jason T. Bishop, who was being held in connection to two car thefts, escaped from the facility. 

UPDATE @ 11:30 p.m. (Oct. 5)

The man whose body was pulled Wednesday night from the Stillwater River was identified earlier today as 40-year-old Jason T. Bishop of Dayton.

A man named Jason T. Bishop, also 40 and from Dayton, is wanted after he allegedly escaped Sept. 23 from the MonDay Community Correctional Institution in Dayton. He was held there in connection to two April car thefts.

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MonDay staff tonight said they had no comment on whether the escapee was the same person found in the river. They referred queries to the director.

The Montgomery County Coroner’s Office, sheriff’s office and Dayton Police Department also would not confirm Bishop was the same man.

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UPDATE @ 2:53 p.m. (Oct. 5)

The man found dead in Stillwater River has been identified as Jason T. Bishop, 40, of Dayton, according to the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office. There’s no preliminary cause and manner for his death yet.

EARLIER REPORT (Oct. 5)

The autopsy is scheduled for today on the body spotted Wednesday evening in the Stillwater River by a Dayton police officer.

The body is that of a male, believed to be in his 30s, and the death is being investigated as suspicious.

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"There are no signs of trauma ... There was no advanced stage of decomposition," said Dayton police Lt. Steve Bauer. "It doesn't look like there is any kind of foul play. It's kind of early to say."

Body found in Great Miami River in Dayton

A Dayton police officer reported finding the body around 7:40 p.m. off the 2300 block of Riverside Avenue in the Stillwater River.

Initial reports said the body was in the Great Miami River.

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WB U.S. 35 reopens following crash; CareFlight call canceled

Published: Saturday, October 21, 2017 @ 12:19 PM
Updated: Saturday, October 21, 2017 @ 1:04 PM

UPDATE @ 12:52 p.m.

Westbound U.S. 35 has reopened following a crash involving a car and semi, according to dispatchers. 

Dispatchers said a call to CareFlight was canceled and the severity of the victim's injuries remain unknown.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation by the Greene County Sheriff’s Office.

INITIAL REPORT

U.S. 35 westbound near Jamestown is closed following a reported crash involving a semi Saturday afternoon. 

Crews were dispatched to the intersection of U.S. 35 and Old U.S. 35 in Greene County just after noon. 

Initial reports indicate a person is injured after a crash involving a car and semi. 

CareFlight has been requested to the scene. 

We will continue to follow this developing story.

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Bubble under construction over Lakota YMCA’s outdoor swimming pool

Published: Saturday, October 21, 2017 @ 6:43 PM


            Nearly 40 volunteers worked on Saturday to install an inflatable bubble dome at the Lakota Family YMCA. Once the 25,000-square-foot bubble is completed, it will enable the facility to use its outdoor 25-meter pool, water slide and other amenities year-round. ED RICHTER/STAFF
Nearly 40 volunteers worked on Saturday to install an inflatable bubble dome at the Lakota Family YMCA. Once the 25,000-square-foot bubble is completed, it will enable the facility to use its outdoor 25-meter pool, water slide and other amenities year-round. ED RICHTER/STAFF

In the coming weeks, the Lakota Family YMCA will be blowing a huge bubble behind its building.

Work started Saturday as nearly 40 volunteers assisted YMCA staff to stretch out the material that will be used to construct an inflatable dome over its 25,000-square-foot outdoor pool to make it available year-round.

“There is so much demand for indoor swimming,” said John Schaller, Lakota Family YMCA executive director.

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Schaller said that demand has resulted in an investment of about $500,000 to build the inflatable bubble so members can use its outdoor pool year-round. The project also will include an enclosed walkway from the main building to the new bubble.

The 25-meter pool features eight lanes for competitive swimming and a zero-depth beach entry for senior citizens to participate in Silver Sneaker fitness programs. In addition, all of the other pool features, such as the water slide, will be able for year-round use.

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The bubble will go up in late October and come down in late April or early May to accommodate the summer swimming season for the 8,500-member facility.

“We not only have our own swim team, we are the home waters for the Lakota East, Lakota West and Monroe high school swim teams … and the sheer needs of the community for swimming lessons,” Schaller said.

He said the Powell Crosley YMCA in suburban Cincinnati also has a bubble over its outdoor pool.

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Sarah Matchison, the facility’s membership director, said they have coined this project the “Bubble” because it literally is a bubble (dome) that will go over our outdoor pool and our YMCA Families and the surrounding community will be able to use more than the Memorial Day to Labor Day time frame.

The Lakota Y also is the home of its YMCA/USA Swim Team, Lakota Y Stingrays. This past summer, the team sent swimmers to the YMCA National Long Course Championship Meet in Greensboro, N.C., for the first time in its history.

“By adding the bubble over the outdoor pool we will be able to provide family areas and family time to our community at the bubble,” she said.

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Matchison said the Lakota Family YMCA also works with the local Butler Tech and Lakota high schools for their Cardboard Canoe Regatta in May. Students use their education and engineering skills to build cardboard canoes and race them in the pool. For the past two years, the event has been held in the indoor pool.

“Moving it out to the bubble will allow for more spectators and possibly more than two boats racing at a time,” she said.

1 flown to hospital in crash that closes I-75N in Shelby County

Published: Friday, October 20, 2017 @ 6:01 PM
Updated: Friday, October 20, 2017 @ 6:25 PM

UPDATE @ 6:25 p.m.

The northbound lanes of Interstate 75 are back open at Ohio 274 near Botkins in Shelby County.

The vehicle in the crash is off the side of the highway, but traffic remains backed up.

A medical helicopter took one person to an area hospital.

FIRST REPORT

The northbound lanes of Interstate 75 are shut down this evening near Botkins in Shelby County.

The highway is closed at I-75 N at Ohio 274.

A medical helicopter has been called to the crash scene, and the crash resulted in significant vehicle damage, according to initial reports.

3 hurt after 2 cars, semi hauling cars collide on I-75 S in Tipp City

Published: Friday, October 20, 2017 @ 8:34 PM
Updated: Friday, October 20, 2017 @ 9:30 PM

FROM SCENE: I-75 in Tipp City closed for crash between semi, 2 cars

UPDATE @ 9:30 p.m.

Two southbound lanes of Intersate 75 in Tipp City are back open following a crash involving a semi hauling new cars and two cars.

A third lane remains closed for road construction.

FIRST REPORT

The southbound lanes of Interstate 75 in Tipp City are closed tonight following a crash involving a semi and two cars.

The highway is shut down just south of exit 68, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol’s Piqua Post.

The crash was reported around 7:45 p.m.

We have a crew on the way and will update this report.