Dayton dog attack: Lawmaker to continue push for stronger penalties for dog owners

Published: Tuesday, April 25, 2017 @ 2:51 PM

Lawmaker will again sponsor dog bill

After a piece of legislation that would have strengthened state law governing dangerous dogs failed to pass the Ohio House last year, a local lawmaker vows to reintroduce the bill.

“Ohio’s laws could probably stand some improvement to help prevent some of these [dog attacks],” state Sen. Bill Beagle, R-Tipp City, said following this morning’s fatal dog attack on Middle Street in Dayton.

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“This is just the latest in a long series of events that were probably preventable in a lot of ways, and yet here we are again continuing to talk about it,” Beagle said at the statehouse Tuesday.

Beagle was the primary sponsor of the Klonda Richey Act, which unanimously passed the Ohio Senate in December, but was not taken up by the Ohio House before the last legislative day of 2016.

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Tuesday Beagle said he plans to reintroduce the legislation at the statehouse, but not before some revisions are made to the bill.

“It's in the process of being redrafted after we had some success in the senate last year,” Beagle said.  “We had some folks that wanted to see some changes."

Just over three years ago, Richey, 57, was mauled to death by two mixed-mastiff dogs outside her home at 31 E. Bruce Ave. 

Her body lay outside in subfreezing temperatures until a passerby reported seeing a naked body in the snow around 8:15 a.m. 

When police responded, the dogs charged them and were shot and killed. The dogs owners — Andrew Nason and Julie Custer — pleaded no contest to misdemeanor counts of failure to control dogs.

Three dead following small airplane crash in Franklin County, Ind.

Published: Sunday, December 17, 2017 @ 3:43 AM
Updated: Sunday, December 17, 2017 @ 7:41 AM

Credit:  Contributed WCPO
Credit: Contributed WCPO

A small airplane crashed Saturday near Hamburg Road in Franklin County, Indiana, resulting in three deaths according to Indiana State Highway Patrol and our partners at WCPO. 

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Indiana State Highway Patrol reports the plane originated in Kansas City, Missouri and stopped in Columbus, Indiana to refuel, before taking off for its final destination of Maryland.

The plane was privately owned and ISP reports that three people were inside the plane at the time of the crash around 9 p.m. Saturday behind a home on Hamburg Road.

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Police are still working to identify the victims and the investigation is being handed over to the FAA. Police say the initial cause of the crash has been attributed to engine failure. 

One dog also died in the crash, while a second dog survived and was evaluated by a veterinarian, according to our news partner WCPO-TV in Cincinnati.

We will continue to bring you the latest updates in this developing story. 

Dayton man shot in hand during attempted robbery

Published: Sunday, December 17, 2017 @ 6:06 AM

A 29-year-old Dayton man was shot in the hand Friday night around 9:40 p.m. during a robbery in the 2100 block of North Main Street according to a Dayton Police report.

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Police were called to Miami Valley Hospital after the gunshot victim was admitted to the emergency room for a non-life threatening gunshot wound to his right hand. 

The victim reported he was walking in an alley on his way back to his mother's home when a man in a black ski mask showed a silver handgun and said, "Give it up." 

The victim said he tried to disarm the suspect and as he reached for the gun he was shot and the suspect fled. 

The suspect was described as standing 5 feet, 10 inches tall, wearing a blue coat with white buttons and black shoes with a reflective or illuminated logo. 

Dayton Police are still investigating this crime and if you have any information you are asked to call 937-333-2677

Mercer Co. K-9 sniffs out marijuana in vacuum-sealed package

Published: Sunday, December 17, 2017 @ 5:08 AM
Updated: Sunday, December 17, 2017 @ 8:45 AM

Douglas T. Williams, Mercer County Sheriff's Office
Douglas T. Williams, Mercer County Sheriff's Office

A Mercer County K-9 found more than a pound of suspected marijuana during a vehicle search on Friday afternoon. 

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Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey reports that his deputies received a call of a disabled vehicle and upon further investigation found the sole occupant, Douglas T. Williams of Toledo, had an active felony warrant for possession of cocaine. 

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After Williams refused a search of his vehicle, a K-9 unit was called in and the K-9 eventually found the suspected marijuana in a vacuum-sealed package near the back seat. 

Williams was booked into the Mercer County Adult Detention Facility on an outstanding warrant and additional charges are being reviewed by the Miami County Prosecutor’s Office.

Miamisburg lifts water boil advisory; more than 200 residences affected

Published: Friday, December 15, 2017 @ 7:44 PM
Updated: Saturday, December 16, 2017 @ 11:00 PM

Miamisburg water main break

UPDATE @ 11 p.m. (Dec. 16)

The water boil advisory has been lifted and door hanger notifications are being distributed for residents who were affected.

The water main break was limited to residents in the area of North Heincke Road near Mary Francis Court, according to Gary Giles, city public information officer.

UPDATE @11 a.m. (Dec. 15)

A boil advisory in effect for Miamisburg remains in effect.

Those under the advisory will receive a second door hanger notice when the boil advisory expires.

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UPDATE @ 7:51 p.m.: The break has been repaired and service should be restored shortly, city PIO Gary Giles said.

INITIAL REPORT

A water main break on North Heincke Road, near Mary Francis Court, in Miamisburg has caused more than 200 homes and apartments to lose water service, city Public Information Office Gary Giles said. 

In a statement released minutes ago, affected residences will get a door hanger notice. The boil water advisory will be in effect at least 24 hours. Repair crews are on site. 

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A second door hanger notice will be delivered when the advisory expires. 

Heincke Road has not been closed to traffic, Giles said. 

We'll update this developing report as information becomes available. 

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