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Woman killed in Greenville fire identified by coroner

Published: Saturday, January 13, 2018 @ 10:19 AM
Updated: Sunday, January 14, 2018 @ 12:10 AM

1 woman dead, two children in critical condition after fatal fire in Greenville

UPDATE @ 3:14 p.m. (Jan. 16):

The woman killed in the mobile home fire in Greenville over the weekend has been identified as Christina Haag, 38, of Greenville, according to the coroner’s office.

UPDATE @ 3:42 p.m. (Jan. 15):

Two children injured in the fire at the Colonial Mobile Home Community remained at Dayton Children’s Hospital on Monday afternoon, hospital officials said.

Officials at the Oakland Church of the Brethren, where the family attends, identified two of the injured children as Breanna, 14, and Trey, 12, according to a post on the church’s Facebook page.

A Dayton Children’s spokesperson said Breanna Wogerman was in critical condition and Trey Wogerman was listed in serious condition Monday.

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UPDATE @ 11:26 a.m. (Jan. 15):

The church where the father of the woman killed in Saturday’s fire at the Colonial Mobile Home Community attends is asking the community to come together to support the family.

“They called when that happened and we’ve just been trying to help them, walk alongside them in their time of need,” said Pastor John Sgro with the Oakland Church of the Brethren.

Sgro said the victim’s father reached out to the church for help after the woman, whose name has not been released by officials, and his three grandchildren were injured in the fire. Sgro also said the man staying with the family was burned after he went back in to save the children.

“They are a family of faith, but I think they are still in the shock moment,” the pastor said.

According to Sgro, the youngest child is at home recovering and the two others were still being treated for their injuries at Dayton Children’s Hospital.

“They are stable from what I’ve heard,” Sgro said.

UPDATE @ 12:10 a.m. (Jan. 14)

A man awakened by fire inside his family’s mobile home early Saturday went back in multiple times to try to save a woman and three children.

The man and three children, ages 6 to 14, escaped the fire reported around 2:30 a.m. in the Colonial Mobile Home Community in Greenville.

A woman was trapped inside and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The woman’s name has not been released.

The fire’s cause is not determined but is considered accidental, Greenville fire officials said.

The 6-year-old was treated and released from Wayne HealthCare. The older two siblings are in intensive care at Dayton Children’s Hospital, and the man is in intensive care at Miami Valley Hospital. Their names also have not been released.

UPDATE @ 12 p.m:

One woman is dead and two children are in critical condition after a fire occurred in a mobile home at a Greenville trailer park early Saturday morning.

Crews were dispatched to Colonial Mobile Home Community, located off Sweitzer Street, around 3 a.m., per initial reports.

One woman was pronounced dead at the scene, according to officials. 

A man and three children made it out of the home, but were taken to area hospitals.

The man was taken to Miami Valley Hospital on unknown conditions and three children were taken to Dayton Children’s Hospital.

One child was treated and released while the other two are in critical condition. 

The State Fire Marshall, investigators with the Greenville Fire Dept., a detective from the Police Dept, and the Darke County Coroner’s office are on scene.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation, but it is not considered suspicious. There were also working smoke detectors inside the home. 

We’re working to learn more details on this incident. 

INITIAL REPORT

One person is dead and several others have been taken to the hospital after a fire occurred in a Greenville mobile home early Saturday morning. 

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The fire was reported around 3 a.m. in the Colonial Trailer Parker located off Sweitzer Street, per initial reports.

The cause of the fire still remains under investigation and fire marshals are expected to be on scene this morning. 

We will continue to update this story with more details. 

Police need your help: Can you identify these Englewood theft suspects?

Published: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 @ 11:50 AM

The Englewood Police Department is looking for tips regarding a theft that occurred on Sunday, January 14.  Two suspects were involved in a reported pickpocketing at a local restaurant.  

Once the victim discovered her wallet was missing, the suspects had already charged nearly $6000 in purchases. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Alan Meade at 937-771-2890. 

Chance for rain, snow showers today with gusty winds

Published: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 @ 3:38 AM
Updated: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 @ 12:15 PM

A few light showers or some wet snow is possible today, and more rain likely this weekend in the Dayton area.

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QUICK-LOOK FORECAST

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  • More rain for weekend

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DETAILED FORECAST

TODAY: Mostly cloudy skies are expected today with a few passing showers at times. With temperatures hovering just above freezing most of the day, we could see a mix or rain and even snow at times. No accumulation is expected as the ground is too warm to support anything frozen.

>> 5-Day Forecast

TOMORROW: Colder temperatures start the day in the mid-20s. Some passing flurries are also possible for the first part of the day. Highs peak in the mid-30s as clouds decrease at nighttime. 

THURSDAY: There will be sunshine throughout the day with temperatures warmer than normal in the low 40s. The day will be dry.

>> County-by-County Weather

FRIDAY: We continue to see temperatures improve with sunshine and a few clouds as highs reach around 50 degrees. 

SATURDAY: The day will be breezy and mild with highs around 50 degrees. Rain showers will start to arrive and become more widespread into the night. 

CEO of Middletown Community Foundation resigns

Published: Monday, January 22, 2018 @ 1:45 PM
Updated: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 @ 12:08 PM


            T. Duane Gordon.
T. Duane Gordon.

No reason was given Monday for the unexpected resignation of the CEO of the Middletown Community Foundation.

T. Duane Gordon, who led the foundation for more than 10 years and grew it into one of the state’s most powerful organizations, resigned earlier this month, Carole Schul, board president of the foundation, told this news organization on Monday.

She refused to say why Gordon resigned. His name has been removed from the foundation’s web site.

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Schul said that while the MCF searches for a permanent replacement, longtime Middletown businessman Dan Sack will serve as interim director. Sack, who worked at Armco for 24 years and as a private businessman for 20 years, said his top priorities are keeping the foundation “moving in the right direction” and finding a permanent replacement for Gordon.

When asked why he resigned, Gordon said in a text message to this media outlet that he didn’t wish to “discuss beyond” what was said in the news release.

He was hired in December 2007 as executive director of the Middletown Community Foundation. A graduate of Mississippi State University with a degree in communications and journalism, Gordon’s first career was as a newspaper reporter and editor at the Madison County Journal.

“On behalf of the entire Board, and the Middletown Community Foundation, we want to thank Duane for his dedicated service during a time of growth and against a challenging economic backdrop,” Schul wrote in an email to this news organization.

“We wish him all the best in his future endeavors. The Foundation remains dedicated to its mission to secure permanent and growing assets for the Middletown area’s changing needs, and looks forward to a productive year.”

According to a national study, the Middletown Community Foundation was the No. 1 most active community foundation in Ohio, which has 80 community foundations and the No. 21 most active foundation in the United States, which has more than 750 community foundations; and was ranked for the first year ever in the top 100 for per capita giving, at No. 59, with approximately $44 in gifts received per resident it serves in its communities.

Earlier this year, the MCF board of directors approved nearly $100,000 in grants to 14 local organizations.

The largest grant, worth $20,000, was awarded to People Working Cooperatively, a group that repairs homes for Middletown-area families.

Three other groups — Atrium Medical Foundation, Berachah Church, and Middletown Lyric Theater — each received $15,000 for their programs.

Homes evacuated after large natural gas leak in Fairborn

Published: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 @ 12:00 PM
Updated: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 @ 12:32 PM

Gas leak forces evacuation of at least 10 homes near Fairborn

UPDATE @ 1:05 p.m. 

Vectren crews continue to work in a Fairborn neighborhood where a construction crew struck a natural gas line Tuesday. 

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A work crew was digging out a basement for a new home on Brehm Boulevard when the gas line was hit, David Reichert, Division Chief of Operations for the Fairborn Fire Department said. 

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At least 10 homes in the area of the gas leak were evacuated out of caution and the evacuation is expected to last for a few hours, Reichert estimated. 

The source of the leak was quickly located and Vectren crews are working to shut the gas off and make repairs. 

No injuries have been reported. 

UPDATE @ 12:20 p.m. 

At least 10 homes were evacuated after a construction worker, digging the basement for a new home, hit a natural gas main line, causing a large gas leak on Brehm Boulevard in Fairborn, according to fire officials. 

Some of the homes are unoccupied or under construction, according to investigators. 

No injuries have been reported. 

We’ll update this page as new details become available. 

Marshall Gorby/Staff

FIRST REPORT

Multiple fire crews have responded to reports of a large gas leak on Brehm Boulevard in Fairborn Tuesday. 

Initial reports indicate a contractor struck a main natural gas line, causing the leak. 

Reports indicate firefighters are conducting evacuations in the neighborhood. 

We have a crew on the way and we’ll update this page as we learn more.