Celina homeowner identified as fatality in fire

Published: Monday, March 20, 2017 @ 8:15 AM

CELINA —  UPDATE @ 2:55 p.m.

The fatality in this morning’s fire has been identified as Jeremy Bricker who lived at the home. He was found in the kitchen near the back door, according to Celina fire Chief Douglas Wolters.

“Crews weren’t able to make entry due to the extent of the fire and damage to the home,” Wolters said in a release.

The house is a total loss and there was no insurance on the home.

The Montgomery County Coroner’s Office is conducting an autopsy and no foul play is suspected.

The cause of the fire appears accidental, Wolters said.


Authorities have confirmed one person has died in a house fire on Warren Street near Cherry Street located on the south edge of Celina. 

Additional details on the person killed in the fire were not available. 

The fire has been extinguished, however police and fire officials are still on the scene investigating. 

Check back for updates on this story. 

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.