Driver rear-ends WHIO news car, accused of OVI

Published: Monday, March 28, 2016 @ 6:44 PM
Updated: Monday, March 28, 2016 @ 6:44 PM

Driver rear-ends WHIO news car, accused of OVI

UPDATE @ 10:17 a.m. (March 29):

Terry Gilliard pleaded not guilty to several charges including OVI, driving under suspension, driving with an expired license, failure to control and assured clear distance this morning in Kettering Municipal Court.

Gilliard remains out of jail on bond and is scheduled back in court for a pretrial conference on April 21 at 1 p.m.


A driver who rear-ended a WHIO news car, sending it tumbling and its driver to a hospital, is to be in court Tuesday morning on charges of OVI and driving under suspension.

Police suspected that Terry Gilliard, 38 and of Dayton, may have been driving his gray Chrysler station wagon while intoxicated immediately after a Moraine police officer encountered Gilliard in the aftermath of the accident early Saturday on Interstate 75 South at Dryden Road.

WHIO News videographer Deangelo Byrd, 25, complained of injuries after he was able to clamber out through the passenger’s side window of the crumpled news car, which ended up on its top.

Byrd, who was evaluated at Kettering Medical Center and released a few hours later, said his seatbelt saved his life.

“I’m doing alright, still a little sore,” Byrd said late Monday afternoon. He said he’s been in accidents before, but nothing like what happened with his news car. “I was tumbling down the highway. I tumbled so many times I thought I had gone off the side of the highway… I was just rolling and holding on.”

Moraine police Sgt. Jonathan Spencer said when he arrived on scene just before 3 a.m., the news car — a white Ford Escape — was on its top and had rolled numerous times.

Spencer said he soon was told the suspected at-fault driver, Gilliard, had wrecked a second time farther down the interstate. The sergeant said when he met with Gilliard he immediately noticed a strong odor of alcohol on his breath as the suspect spoke.

“He swayed as he walked to my cruiser,” the sergeant wrote in the accident report made available early Monday afternoon. “I had to explain to him at least five times that he caused an accident and there were minor injuries.”

The officer took Gilliard to the police station to conduct field sobriety tests, which Spencer and a second officer said led them to place Gilliard in custody on an OVI charge.

The other officer, William Olinger, wrote in a supplemental report, “Gilliard again asked if was being charged with anything. I told him that he was …. I told Gilliard that he should not have been driving in the condition that he is in; Gilliard replied ‘I know.’ “

Spencer released the man to a valid, sober driver because according to Gilliard’s driving record, he has not possessed a valid driver’s license since 1998 and he also is under several suspensions related to his driving.

Lyft driver leads to child porn arrest, indictment

Published: Thursday, January 18, 2018 @ 10:13 AM


A Lyft driver who found a cell phone loaded with child pornography in his vehicle after dropping off a client helped police make an arrest, according to court documents.

Marvin Hemphill, 27, of Valdosta, Georgia, was arrested Jan. 6 at the Staybridge Suites at Austin Landing and was indicted Wednesday on 24 charges connected to child pornography, according to court records.

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According to court documents, Hemphill left his cell phone in the Lyft driver’s vehicle after receiving a ride from a Beavercreek restaurant where he worked.

The driver looked at the phone, attempting to determine the owner, and noticed the child pornography and alerted officers, court documents showed.

Police were able to link the phone to Hemphill, who allowed police to search it, and multiple child porn videos were found, the documents read.

Hemphill admitted to police that he knew he had the child porn on the phone and knew the people in the videos were juveniles, court records showed.

Hemphill is scheduled for his arraignment on Jan. 23.

Meet the 2017 winners of’s Best of Dayton poll

Published: Thursday, January 18, 2018 @ 8:00 AM
Updated: Thursday, January 18, 2018 @ 9:56 AM

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We know you’ve been waiting. 

After thousands of nominations, even more votes, and careful tallying, winners of the Best of 2017 poll were announced at 8 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 18.

With more than 100 categories, you’ll find winners from Best Burger and Best Pizza to Best Happy Hour and Best Bar Bathroom.

>> Best of Dayton 2017 Winners: Food & Dining

>> Best of Dayton 2017 Winners: Bars & Nightclubs

>> Best of Dayton 2017 Winners: Outdoors, Lifestyle & Recreation

>> Best of Dayton 2017 Winners: Culture, Music & Entertainment

>> Best of Dayton 2017 Winners: Shopping & Services

Questions? Thoughts? Email editor Ashley Bethard at

Dayton traffic from the WHIO traffic center

Published: Thursday, January 18, 2018 @ 12:47 AM
Updated: Thursday, January 18, 2018 @ 6:31 AM

SCENE: Crashes on SB I-75 near Wagner Ford

Traffic issues can be reported by calling our newsroom at 937-259-2237 or tweeting @WHIOTraffic .

Traffic conditions are updated every six minutes on AM 1290 and News 95.7 FM.

Major Highway Incidents

  • On southbound I-75 in the area of Stanley Avenue and Wagner Ford Road, two crashes were reported just before 6:30 a.m. The first crash reportedly involved three vehicles, and the second involves four vehicles. Traffic is backed up in the area. No injuries have been reported.

Surface Street Incidents

  • No incidents to report

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>> RELATED: Track the latest conditions in your neighborhood on our live WHIO Doppler 7 Interactive Radar

Ongoing Construction & Other Closures 

Live look at highways on our traffic cameras here.

Latest traffic conditions are also available on our traffic map. 


  • Keowee Street north of Stanley Avenue, bridge closed until 2019. The official detour is: Keowee Street to Stanley Avenue to I-75 to Wagner Ford Road and back to Dixie. More information is available here.
  • Stewart Street Ramp to US 35 East, RAMP CLOSURE March 28 - Sept 30, 2018. The official detour is: Stewart Street to Edwin C. Moses Boulevard to I-75 north to US 35 west to James H. McGee Blvd. to US 35 east.
  • I-75 north Ramp to US 35 west and east, Lane width restriction until Apr. 1, 2018. One lane will remain open on the ramp with a width of 11 feet.

Your guide to Good Samaritan Hospital closing

Published: Thursday, January 18, 2018 @ 6:27 AM

Good Samaritan closing its doors after decades of service

Premier Health announced Wednesday it will cease operations at Good Samaritan Hospital by the end of the year.

About 1,600 jobs will be moved to other positions within the company, and satellite locations in Englewood and Huber Heights will stay open.

Major services will be moved to Miami Valley Hospital, with the goal of avoiding duplication of services.

Here is everything you need to know about the hospital closure:

>> Premier Health to close Good Samaritan Hospital in Dayton

>> Job outlook is promising for Good Samaritan employees, official says

>> Good Samaritan Hospital: Leaders saddened, concerned by closure

>> Good Samaritan Hospital closing: Former nurse recalls ‘small, friendly place’

>> Good Samaritan Hospital closing: Community angry, devastated, concerned

>> 5 things you need to know about Good Samaritan Hospital in Dayton

>> Good Samaritan Hospital closing: What we know now

>> Good Samaritan closing: What will happen to other local hospitals?

>> Did you know the Dayton community helped build Good Samaritan Hospital?