Central State University student shot after another robbed 

Published: Monday, March 13, 2017 @ 8:48 PM
Updated: Tuesday, March 14, 2017 @ 4:16 PM

UPDATE @ 4:18 p.m.

Central State students have gathered in the sunken garden on campus to pray, a day after an armed robbery, shooting, and an assault on a police officer were reported at a residence hall. 

UPDATE @ 2:25 p.m.

Central State University Police Chief Stephanie Hill commended her officers and those from other agencies who responded quickly to a shooting incident on campus last night. 

WATCH: Students hold vigil for student shot at CSU

Hill said at this point, there are several separate investigations being conducted. 

The Greene County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a reported armed robbery, and the shooting that happened shortly thereafter. Those two incidents are still considered separate, Hill said. 

“At 8:30 p.m. on Monday evening we received a report of an armed robbery in one of our student dorms,” Hill said. “Upon arrival to investigate that crime, we heard shots fired and officers immediately responded to the first floor of that building.”

The female student who was shot in the leg is stable and "her spirits were high,” according to Hill who spoke with the girl and her family at the hospital. 

Police do not believe she was targeted, as the bullet went through the dorm room wall and struck her in bed. 

A female student was also arrested last night for an assault on Chief Hill, but that incident was completely unrelated to the other investigations, she said. 

There are several suspects in the robbery investigation and Hill confirmed they are students at CSU.

UPDATE @ 12:52 p.m.

A Central State University student suffered a gunshot wound in her leg after a bullet traveled through a wall, and struck her while she was in bed, according to authorities.

Police are unsure if the shooting is related to an attempted armed robbery in the same dorm building that occurred about 15 minutes earlier. 

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The robbery victim reported three CSU students entered their dorm room and demanded marijuana. One of the suspects was armed with a gun. 

As police were investigating the robbery incident, they heard a shot fired and discovered the injured student in another room. 

The robbery victim has identified the suspects, but no arrests have been made at this time. 

In a third incident, the university police chief was assaulted by a student who was taken into custody, according to authorities, however the chief is okay.

Darion Jones was arrested and charged with assault on a police officer. 

UPDATE @5:28 a.m.

A Central State University student was shot in a university dorm after a robbery was reported, according to police scanner traffic.

Three incidents happened on campus Monday night, including the robbery, the shooting and an assault on a police officer.

Police are working to confirm if the robbery and shooting, which happened in the same dorm building, are connected. The female student shot was taken to Miami Valley Hospital where she was listed in stable condition.

No arrests have been made in the shooting or robbery.

The incidents prompted a lockdown on campus.

Darion Jones was arrested at 10:33 p.m. at 1400 Brush Row Road, for assault on a police officer about 90 minutes after the lockdown order was issued. We are working to learn more about that incident.

FIRST REPORT

WILBERFORCE — A Central State University student was injured during a robbery and the campus was put on lockdown after gunfire was heard Monday night.

  • A Central State University female student was injured during a robbery in which officers heard gunfire.
  • The student was taken to Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton and is in stable condition, according to a statement released by the university.
  • A woman was arrested on campus in an unrelated incident about  90 minutes after the lockdown was issued

CSU and Wilberforce University were on lockdown ordering students to shelter in place after an incident was reported around 8:30 p.m. inside one of the university buildings.

Crews were dispatched to Foundation Hall II in the 1400 block of Bush Row Road in Wilberforce.

The lockdown order was issued around 9 p.m. after a report of gunfire on campus amid reports that a woman was shot during an attempted robbery. 

The Greene County Sheriff’s Office, the lead investigative agency on the case, would not confirm those reports and said no information would be released until Tuesday morning.

Law enforcement officers recovered a weapon after searching a nearby wooded area, according to the university statement.

It’s not clear whether police have identified a suspect, and no suspect description was released. A 19-year-old woman was taken into police custody and charged with aggravated assault about 90 minutes after the lockdown was issued, but authorities said the arrest in unrelated to the robbery and shots fired report.

The lockdown was lifted by 11:47 p.m., according to campus police.

There were no other injuries reported, and the incident remains under investigation by the Greene County Sheriff’s Office and campus police.

Students on campus tell our crew a woman was carried out of a co-ed freshman dormitory on a stretcher. 

"We saw the girl coming out on a stretcher, crying with things all over her leg and stuff and it was horrible to see," sophomore Jade Irving said. "Afterwards we saw Twitter alerts saying there was an armed robbery and gunshots on campus."

Campus police from Wilberforce and Central State universities, as well as crews from Xenia and the Ohio State Highway Patrol assisted the Greene County Sheriff's Office at the scene.

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No fish tale: Centerville man catches 50-inch muskie

Published: Sunday, June 25, 2017 @ 9:05 PM

Cole Menker of Centerville caught a 50-inch muskellunge

Wow! That’s a big fish.

Centerville resident Cole Menker caught this 50-inch muskellunge “muskie” Saturday morning at Caesar Creek State Park in Warren County.

“Haven’t caught a lot of musk in my life but he looks like he’s a high 40,” Menker said in a Facebook video on his page before catching the fish on an eight-pound line.

Menker was fishing with his brother C.J. Menker on their late mother’s birthday.

“She must have thrown one down from heaven,” Cole Menker said in his social media post.

The brothers have been fishing and hunting since they were young. On Saturday, they were practicing for an upcoming Mid-Ohio Saugeye Trail fish tournament when the muskie, a type of Pike, caught Menker’s hook.

After posing for pictures, Menker threw the fish back into the water.

Air Show thrills crowd despite Thunderbirds cancellation

Published: Sunday, June 25, 2017 @ 11:49 AM
Updated: Sunday, June 25, 2017 @ 4:39 PM

Spectators came out in hoards for the 2017 Vectren Dayton Air Show on Sunday, despite a performance schedule cut short after the cancellation of the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds act.

While Thunderbirds did not fly Sunday, the 2017 show featured 10 other performances, air show organizers said — drawing large crowds under cloudless, blue skies on both Saturday and Sunday.

Plans for a jam-packed schedule, highlighted by several military acts, took a turn when a two-seat F-16 Thunderbird jet overturned at the airport after landing Friday. The mishap trapped the pilot and passenger until they were freed by first responders hours later. Both were hospitalized and reported in good condition. One team member has been released.

» RELATED: Thunderbirds will not perform Sunday at Vectren Dayton Air Show

The top attractions instead included a U.S. Air Force F-35 Heritage Flight and U.S. Navy F-18 Super Hornet demonstration along with Sean Tucker, Misty Blues All Woman Skydiving Team, GEICO Skytypers, Redline Airshows, Rob Holland Ultimate Air Shows, Suzuki Aerosports and a commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the famous Doolittle Raid.

Thunderbirds Capt. Erik Gonsalves remains a patient at Miami Valley Hospital after he was extricated from an F-16 that overturned on the runway Friday at the Dayton International Airport. Gonsalves Tweeted Saturday a picture of himself in the hospital bed stating, “Thanks for all the love and support. I’m doing okay. More to follow, I’m thankful for all our friendships.”

Aviation Director Terrence Slaybaugh said while he was disappointed by the Thunderbird’s absence, the top priority of the airport was ensuring the safety of the crowds and the performers.

“We’re obviously very disappointed they won’t fly,” he said. “We’ll get through it.”

» RELATED: Former F-16 pilot says wind likely factor in flip over

Slaybaugh said the mishap was a “best-case scenario,” with a quick response from emergency teams and no fatalities. The airport will work “arm in arm” with the military during its investigation into the accident. The Thunderbirds remained grounded for the entirety of the air show, aggravating some spectators.

Carol Shaw drove nearly three hours from her home in Coshocton, Ohio, to watch the Vectren Dayton Air Show on Sunday. She said she was shocked to hear about the cancellation of the Thunderbirds performance, but would’ve come to the show regardless.

“I have to say I’m a little disappointed, but we’ve been coming here probably 20 years,” she said. “We like it better than the Cleveland air show.”

» RELATED: In close formation, reporter rides in squadron of vintage war planes

Chris Bruening, a Beavercreek resident, sat in a lawn chair and awaited the start of the performances. He attended the air show throughout childhood, and said he was particularly interested in seeing the pilots of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter take to the sky.

“The crowd does seem smaller this year,” he said.

Tens of thousands typically show up for the air show each year, however attendance records won’t be released until Monday. In 2016, an estimated 51,000 vistors came to watch aerial performances at the Dayton airport, and officials said attendance was impacted by the U.S. Navy Blue Angels cancellation. The Blue Angels did not perform last year after a fatal crash in Tennessee.

Bill Mangas, medical operations manager for the air show, said his team saw fewer medical emergencies this year compared to 2016. On Saturday, the team treated 17 patients and sent one to a local hospital. On Sunday, the team treated an estimated 36 patients by 3 p.m., and sent three of them to local hospitals. Mangas attributed the decline in medical emergencies to cooler temperatures.

“The breeze was definitely a life-saver,” he said.

» RELATED: What to eat and drink before or after Dayton Air Show

Highlights of the show included daring acts by the F-18 Super Hornet and the Redline aerobatic flight duo. Sean D. Tucker, who thrilled the crowd with his tight maneuvers and excessive speed, pulled G-force after G-force and talked through the speakers to the air show crowd.

This could very well be one of Tucker’s last solo appearances at the Dayton Air Show. Tucker, who flies the single-seat, 400-horsepower Oracle Challenger III biplane, said he will retire from solo flying after the 2018 air show season. He hopes to find a sponsor to launch a formation flying team as his next chapter in aviation takes center stage.

“I love Dayton, and I love sky dancing,” he shouted from the cockpit of his spinning aircraft.

2 hurt in single-vehicle crash in Randolph Co., Ind.

Published: Sunday, June 25, 2017 @ 1:25 PM

Two people were transported to the hospital this morning from a single-vehicle crash on County Line Road in Randolph County, Ind. 

Redkey firefighters, Jay County deputies and medics as well as Dunkirk police assisted Randolph County deputies at the crash at 6:27 a.m., according to a police news release.

It appeared a 1991 Ford Probe traveling south on County Road 1150 West went off the roadway and struck a tree, according to the release.

Police identified the driver as Dustin Louck, 38, and the passenger Heather Louck, 35, both of Redkey, Ind. 

Both were taken to Ball Memorial Hospital for treatment of injuries. Their conditions were not available Sunday afternoon.

The crash remains under investigation.

WATCH HIGHLIGHTS: Saturday at the Vectren Dayton Air Show

Published: Saturday, June 24, 2017 @ 11:05 AM
Updated: Saturday, June 24, 2017 @ 1:56 PM

The flying acts for the 2017 Dayton Vectren Air Show have wrapped up for Saturday. Gates for Saturday’s show will close at 6 p.m. Below you can watch video highlights from Saturday’s show. Gates will reopen on Sunday at 9 a.m.

>>Dayton Air Show: What we know today

>> Photos from Saturday at the Dayton Air Show

Saturday’s line-up included flights from the following acts and others:

  • Suzuki Extra 300 
  • B-25 Doolittle Raid Commemoration 
  • Geico Skytypers 
  • Sean Tucker 
  • Misty Blues 
  • F-18 Super Hornet

The Thunderbirds cancelled their Saturday flight following a crash during a practice flight on Friday afternoon.  It will be determined later if the group will fly Sunday.

RELATED: 1 of 2 Thunderbirds pilots released following crash at air show

MORE: Eyewitness describes Thunderbird crash

UPDATE @ 2:50 p.m.:

Live flights at today’s air show have concluded.

UPDATE @ 2:38 p.m.:

Redline 1440 is taking to the sky now at the Dayton Air Show.

UPDATE @ 2:30 p.m.:

The F-18 Super Hornet is performing now and will be followed by a performance by Redline 1440.

UPDATE @ 2:06 p.m.:

The Misty Blues are now flying at today’s show.

RELATED: Dayton Air Show: What to know about Dayton’s biggest air spectacle

UPDATE @ 1:51 p.m.:

Sean Tucker is now in the air at today’s air show performing air acrobatics for the crowd.

UPDATE @ 1:31 p.m.:

The Geico Skytypers are taking flight now.  Earlier this week, Dayton Daily News reporter Kara Driscoll flew with the team.

WATCH: In close formation, reporter rides in squadron of vintage war planes

UPDATE @ 1:12 p.m.:

The P-51 is currently performing a solo flight for the audience at the Dayton International Airport. The F-35 is up next for the Heritage Flight.

UPDATE @ 12:50 p.m.:

A B-25 Dolittle Raid Commemoration is getting underway right now.

RELATED: Crowds swarm AF museum as B-25s arrive to honor Doolittle Raiders

UPDATE @ 12:30 p.m.:

The T-50 jet gave the crowd a demonstration this afternoon and was soon followed by an aerial performance from Rob Holland.

UPDATE @ 12:11 p.m.:

Suzuki Extra 300 has taken to the sky at the 2017 Vectren Dayton Air Show.

UPDATE @ 12:03 p.m.:

Redline, a two plane act, performed a brief teaser for the crowd ahead of their mid-afternoon performance.

UPDATE @ 11:54 a.m.:

The Misty Blues are parachuting in to begin the 2017 Vectren Dayton Air Show. MSgt Alyson Jones is performing the national anthem.

UPDATE @ 11:22 a.m.:

News Center 7’s Caroline Reinwald spent some time this morning, before the air show begins talking with the Geico Skytypers.