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Published: Friday, February 09, 2018 @ 12:31 PM
— Fake IDs seized at a bar in Springfield nearly three years ago led to a multi-year investigation, the recent arrest of a Toledo man and the seizure of millions in bitcoin cryptocurrency, the Toledo Blade reports.
The investigation launched by the Ohio Department of Public Safety in October 2015 led to the arrest earlier this week of 34-year-old Mark A. Simon, who was charged Thursday in U.S. District Court with producing and transferring false identification documents, according to the Blade.
The ODPS investigation began after fake IDs were collected at a bar in Springfield and a Wittenberg University student admitted to agents that he and a friend acquired one of the IDs via the Reddit.com website, according to the Blade.
The seller of phony Ohio driver’s licenses was traced back to Simon, who logged in under the online name of “TedDanzigSR,” according to the Blade’s report.
Citing an affidavit filed in court by the U.S. Secret Service, the Blade reports that federal agents raided Simon’s Toledo home and three other locations on Tuesday and agents seized approximately $4.7 million in bitcoin, found on “30 wallets” in a computer thumb drive.
Published: Monday, February 19, 2018 @ 6:05 AM
SPRINGFIELD — UPDATE @6:41 a.m.
Springfield police said a man who died in a Springfield shooting early Monday morning was shot and killed while he was in his car.
UPDATE @6:25 a.m.
Springfield police are investigating a fatal shooting on South Yellow Springs Street.
The coroner is on scene.
Police have a crime scene taped off on South Yellow Springs Street in Springfield.
The scene is reportedly between Mulberry and Jefferson streets. Authorities declined to comment on the nature of the investigation.
A man who called our newsroom said he sees a white sedan in the middle of the roadway.
Published: Monday, February 19, 2018 @ 4:24 AM
Updated: Monday, February 19, 2018 @ 4:59 AM
— QUICK-LOOK FORECAST
Today: Scattered showers will continue to move in through the early morning, said Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini. A rumble of thunder can’t be ruled out. It will be a very mild day with temperatures climbing into the low to mid-60s. Widespread rain will push north during the afternoon. There’s a chance for a downpour or two late in the day.
Tuesday: Rain should stay to the northwest. It will be a warm morning around 60. Temperatures through the afternoon will soar into the low to mid 70s. There will be sunshine and scattered clouds. Some dry time is expected during the afternoon. Scattered showers will move back in at night.
Wednesday: Scattered showers are expected with the chance for a thunderstorm or two for the morning and afternoon. A cold front will push through during the day. Highs will be in the low 60s early and fall through the day. Watch for ponding on the roads and gusty winds.
Thursday: It will be a little cooler with highs in the mid 40s. Some dry time is expected during the day. Clouds will be broken with the chance for a few showers south.
Friday: More widespread rain will push into the Miami Valley through the day. Highs will be in the upper 50s.
Published: Monday, February 19, 2018 @ 3:49 AM
Updated: Monday, February 19, 2018 @ 3:49 AM
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Published: Sunday, February 18, 2018 @ 4:27 AM
Updated: Sunday, February 18, 2018 @ 10:34 PM
— Clouds will be on the increase overnight tonight as rain approaches toward daybreak Monday. Temperatures overnight will be steady in the upper 30s and lower 40s.
MONDAY: Rain returns, and it could be heavy at times. While the chance for storms is not all that high, it can’t be ruled out. Highs will be in the lower to middle 60s.
TUESDAY: More dry time is expected, but storms will be possible later in the evening. Highs will be near 70 degrees.
WEDNESDAY: Rain showers are expected with highs near 60 degrees.
THURSDAY: The chance for rain continues mainly south. Highs will be in the middle 40s.