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Deputies: Bystander shot, ‘heavy exchange’ of gunfire outside Clark County bar

Published: Friday, September 29, 2017 @ 2:46 AM
Updated: Friday, September 29, 2017 @ 10:50 AM

Springfield shooting

UPDATE @ 10:50 a.m. 

One person was driven to Springfield Regional Medical Center suffering from a gunshot wound after a ‘heavy exchange of gunfire’ outside Wayside Tavern Friday morning, according to the Clark County Sheriff’s Office. 

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Investigators believe multiple shooters exchanged several shots outside the bar at 2288 South Yellow Springs Street around 2:30 a.m. Friday.

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The victim arrived at the hospital suffering from a gunshot wound, but investigators did not release their condition. Deputies also believe the victim was a bystander and not a shooter. 

We’ll update this page as we learn more. 

UPDATE @ 3:15 a.m: Two houses were hit with bullets after a shooting at Wayside Tavern in Clark County Friday morning.  

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Shell casings were locating in the bar’s parking lot and near the bar, located in the 2200 block of S. Yellow Springs Street, according to our crew on scene.

Initial reports indicated medics and officers responded to the bar for a shooting victim, but deputies on scene were not able to confirm anyone had been shot.

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Deputies are still investigating the incident.


Deputies and medics are on the scene of a reported shooting at Wayside Tavern in Springfield.

The incident occurred at 2288 S. Yellow Springs St. around 2:30 a.m. on Friday, per initial reports. 

We have a crew on the way to the scene and will update this story as it develops.

Premier to donate $400K to new west Dayton grocery

Published: Wednesday, December 13, 2017 @ 1:18 PM

            An architectural rendering of what the Gem City Market could look like, produced by Matt Sauer. CONTRIBUTED
An architectural rendering of what the Gem City Market could look like, produced by Matt Sauer. CONTRIBUTED

Premier Health today announced a donation of $400,000 toward a new grocery store proposed for an area of west Dayton that has limited access to fresh food.

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The hospital system will contribute $80,000 each year for five years toward the Gem City Market, a grocery opening in 2019 on Salem Avenue just across the Great Miami River from downtown.

Mary Boosalis, Premier’s president and CEO, was joined by former ambassador Tony Hall in presenting a check to Gem City Market officials.

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The ability to shop for affordable, nutritious food in a vast area of Dayton was already a struggle for many residents long before a fire destroyed an East Dayton store in November and an international grocery chain announced this month it was leaving Westown Shopping Center on the other side of the city, said organizers.

Organizers formed the Greater Dayton Union Co-op Initiative in 2015 to help alleviate an area food desert and bring sustainable jobs to the area.

The area that will be served by for the Gem City Market is considered a “food desert” based on the U.S. Department of Agriculture definition where more than 40 percent of the population lives more than a mile from a supermarket and has an income at 200 percent of the federal poverty line or lower.

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The group embarked on a fundraising campaign to raise $4.2 million which also included selling shares in the store for $100, which are also available on a subsidized basis to those with low incomes.

The goal is to have a 15,000-square-foot, full-service grocery up and running in the 100 block of Salem Avenue in 2019.

Woman seriously hurt in Miamisburg fire, dogs killed

Published: Wednesday, December 13, 2017 @ 7:09 AM
Updated: Wednesday, December 13, 2017 @ 8:29 AM

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UPDATE @ 11:10 a.m.: A woman was seriously injured Wednesday morning in a Miamisburg house fire from which three other family members escaped.

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Miami Valley Fire District Chief Matthew Queen said the woman was taken by family to the hospital after the fire broke out in the 1100 block of East Pearl Street, leaving the home significantly damaged.

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Queen declined to identify those in the home at the time of the fire.

The structure sustained heavy damage and will likely be considered a total loss,” he stated in an email. “We do not have an estimate at this time but the investigation is ongoing and a cause has not been determined.”

It is unknown at this time whether smoke detectors were in the home, he added.

UPDATE @8 a.m.

A fire that destroyed a house and pickup truck sent four people to a local hospital, fire officials said.

When crews arrived on scene of the fire in the 1110 block of E. Pearl Street, four family members, including two adults and two children, had already been taken to Sycamore Medical Center by another family member. The extent of their injuries is unknown at this time.

A third child was already at school.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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UPDATE @7:55 a.m.

Crews remain on the scene of a fire that destroyed a Miamisburg home Wednesday morning.

We are working to learn what caused the blaze.

The condition of five people reportedly injured in the fire remains unknown.


Five people were reportedly injured in a fire on Pearl Street.

Initial reports indicate five people drove themselves to Sycamore Medical Center. The extent of injuries is unknown at this time.

The fire was reported just before 7 a.m. in the 1110 block of E. Pearl Street. 

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A salt truck has been requested to the scene.

 This story will be updated as additional information becomes available.

White powder at local Speedway prompts charges against woman

Published: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 @ 7:15 PM
Updated: Wednesday, December 13, 2017 @ 12:32 PM

White powder spill in Enon

UPDATE @ 12:27 p.m. (Dec. 13):Nearly a month after prompting a shutdown of an Enon Speedway, a woman has been charged with inducing panic connected to a white powder found on her at the business.

Erynn Asebrook, 49, of Springfield, appeared in municipal court on a single count of inducing panic.

UPDATE @ 7:33 p.m. (Nov. 14): A white powder reportedly all over a woman who walked into the Speedway on North Xenia Drive in Enon was not dangerous, a Mad River Twp. fire lieutenant said. 

Lt. John Heath said that apparent fears about the powerful opioid fentanyl prompted employees to dial 9-1-1 when they saw the woman walk into the business. The white powder also was found in the woman's vehicle, he said. 

Authorities aren't sure what the powder is, Heath said. 

No one was injured. Police are believed to have taken the woman to a hospital for evaluation. 

The Speedway, which was shut down at least 45 minutes, has since reopened.


Enon police, fire crews and a hazardous materials unit are at a Speedway service station on North Xenia Drive on a report involving someone who poured a white powder all over the floor of the business that authorities think could be poisonous.

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The Speedway has been shut down because of the incident. Police have someone in custody. We're working to learn more about what happened. 

Police and fire crews were dispatched about 6:15 p.m. on the report. 

We have a crew on scene. We will update this report as information is made available. 

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Snow showers possible this afternoon

Published: Wednesday, December 13, 2017 @ 4:11 AM
Updated: Wednesday, December 13, 2017 @ 12:30 PM

Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini looks at how cold we stay and how the snow will impact the afternoon.

Snow showers will be possible into the evening today as a quick-moving clipper system moves through the area, Storm Center 7 Meteorologist McCall Vrydaghs said. 

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  • Occasional snow showers today
  • Wind chills in the 20s this afternoon
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TODAY: Mostly cloudy, breezy and cold today with highs in the middle 30s. Wind gusts could reach 30 mph, creating wind chills in the 20s through the afternoon. A quick moving clipper will bring more snow showers into the area this evening. Areas north of I-70 are in the best positions to see snow. Accumulation less than one inch in Dayton and points south with an inch or so possible north. Snow will end tonight and clouds will break. With temperatures below freezing residual icy spots possible into Thursday morning.


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THURSDAY: Dry start but some snowy or slick roads possible if left untreated. The day looks mainly dry with broken clouds and cold temperatures. Highs only reach the middle 20s.

FRIDAY: Dry start to the day again, as well as chilly in the teens. Highs hit about 30. Clouds thicken up and some passing light snow showers will be possible at night in the north.

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SATURDAY: Dry and warmer day as sunshine returns with highs around 40.

SUNDAY: Quiet end to the weekend for the most part. Highs in the low 40s and dry during the day. Rain showers move up from the south at night.