Brookville man dies in Friday night I-75 crash

Published: Friday, March 17, 2017 @ 9:35 PM
Updated: Saturday, March 18, 2017 @ 12:20 AM

UPDATE @ 4:22 a.m. (March 18)

A Brookville man is dead following a four-car crash that closed I-75 in both directions in Auglaize County Friday night. 

Dylan Puckett, 23, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to a release from the Ohio State Highway Patrol's Wapakoneta Post. 

Four other people were taken from the scene of the crash to hospitals with non-life threatening injures. 

Troopers said the crash was caused when the northbound car driven by Puckett crossed the median of the highway for an unknown reason and struck an SUV in the southbound lane. 

After crashing into the SUV, Puckett's car hit a tractor trailer that then crashed into another SUV. 

All four vehicles were heavily damaged in the crash, according to troopers, and a cause has yet to be determined. 

Troopers said the crash remains under investigation.

UPDATE @ 12:20 p.m.

One person was killed in a four-vehicle crash Friday night that shut down Interstate 75 in both directions in Auglaize County near the Shelby County line, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol’s Wapakoneta Post.

There was no information on any other injuries reported in the crash, and the highway patrol was expected to release more information.

UPDATE @ 10:20 p.m.

An injury crash involved four vehicles tonight near the border between Auglaize and Shelby counties. The crash is under investigation by the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

The crash happened in Auglaize County, just past the Shelby County border, which is why initial reports from the scene said it happened near Botkins in Shelby County.

Troopers from the highway patrol’s Wapakoneta and Piqua posts are on scene.

The Piqua Post confirmed there were injuries, but would not give further information about the number or severity of injuries of the crash near the Auglaize and Shelby 

UPDATE @ 9:55 p.m.

There were possibly four vehicles involved in a multiple-vehicle crash tonight that led to the shutdown of all lanes of Interstate 75 in both directions near Botkins in Shelby County, according to the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office.

We are working to find out how many people were hurt and what caused this crash.


All lanes in both directions of Interstate 75 near Botkins are shut down tonight for a multi-vehicle crash with injuries.

The crash was reported sometime around 9:15 p.m. near the 105 mile marker, according to the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office.

Additional medics have been requested, but there is no word on the number of people injured or the severity of injuries.

Kettering police investigate robbery at CVS store

Published: Sunday, April 30, 2017 @ 2:10 PM

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Police in Kettering are responding to a reported robbery at CVS, 1785 Woodman Drive.

Officers responded to the call around 2 p.m.

Scanner traffic indicated a K-9 unit was requested to the scene in an effort to track the robber’s whereabouts after leaving the store.

We’ll update this story as more information becomes available.

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Drivers take note: Hollywood comes to Dayton, closing some streets

Published: Sunday, April 30, 2017 @ 1:18 PM

Hollywood is showing Dayton some love, but that means downtown workers, residents and visitors face minor traffic disruptions as stars of the silver screen shoot a new crime movie.

Scenes from the “Old Man and the Gun,” starring Academy award winners Robert Redford and Casey Affleck, will be filmed Monday and Tuesday at multiple downtown locations.

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The movie’s production crew will film at the Liberty Savings Bank building on West Second Street, which will be closed between Ludlow and Wilkinson streets starting at 6:30 a.m. Monday.

Second Street from Main to Ludlow streets also will be shut down from 7 p.m. Monday to 7 p.m. Tuesday.

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Film crews will have vehicles, lights and boom lifts parked on Second Street over those two days, according to FilmDayton.

Though road closures create a minor traffic inconvenience, the movie will be a jolt in the arm for the local economy, said FilmDayton, a local nonprofit dedicated to building the region’s filming community.

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The film is working with a variety of local businesses and groups, including 1st Financial, Table 33, Lucky’s Taproom & Eatery, the Arts Garage and Key Bank.

“Old Man and the Gun” is directed by David Lowery, whose credits include the 2016 Disney film “Pete’s Dragon,” and the upcoming spine-tingler “A Ghost Story,” also starring Affleck and Rooney Mara.

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The film is based on a New Yorker story about Forrest Tucker, a real-life career stickup man who robbed a bank at age 78, according to the magazine.

The crew filmed in Hamilton earlier this week.

I-Team: Funeral home violations

Published: Wednesday, April 26, 2017 @ 2:12 PM

When you lose a loved one, the last thing you want to worry about is losing your money too.

See how some funeral homes violate the law, and who’s working to catch them.

The I-Team investigation is Monday beginning at 5 p.m. on News Center 7.

Fairborn police searching for missing elderly man

Published: Sunday, April 30, 2017 @ 8:34 AM

Fairborn police are requesting the public's help in finding a missing man.

Alfred Henry, 75, was last seen yesterday around 9 a.m. driving a maroon Chevy Lumina with license plate number CA37ED. 

Fairborn police said Henry recently suffered a stroke and does not have his needed medication. 

Anyone with information on his location is encouraged to call Fairborn police at 937-754-3000 option 2.