Goshen man gets 130 years for killing 2 Michigan brothers

Published: Thursday, March 08, 2018 @ 6:46 PM
Updated: Thursday, March 08, 2018 @ 6:46 PM

A judge has sentenced a northern Indiana man to the maximum 130 years in prison for the fatal shootings of two Michigan brothers.

Twenty-eight-year-old James Ross Jr. of Goshen was sentenced on two counts of murder Thursday after a jury convicted him last month.

Ross was charged with killing 29-year-old Antonio McClain and 25-year-old Anthony McClain of Saginaw, Michigan, in September 2016. Prosecutors said a heated confrontation between Ross and Antonio McClain erupted into gunfire and that Ross shot both men in the face as witnesses watched.

Ross' attorney, Peter Britton, has maintained Ross acted in self-defense when Antonio McClain flashed a gun. He also says Ross fired only two shots and then cooperated with police, first by calling 911 and then by answering questions during the investigation.


Information from: The Goshen News, http://www.goshennews.com

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Reports: Shots fired towards Dayton officers, police assistance requested

Published: Monday, March 19, 2018 @ 10:42 AM

Incident happened near West Second Street & Bungalow Road

A report of shots fired at officers has prompted a large police response in the area of West Second Street and Bungalow Road in Dayton Monday morning. 

Officers requested assistance near the intersection around 10:45 a.m. after shots were fired in their direction, according to police scanner traffic. 

The suspects have reportedly fled in a vehicle and no injuries have been reported. 

It was not immediately known if the officers returned fire. 

We have a crew on the way and we’ll update this page as new details become available.

Dayton Police issued a signal 99

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Dayton police, fire rescue cat from tree after community members plead for help

Published: Sunday, March 18, 2018 @ 7:56 PM

Cat is rescued from tree near Hospice of Dayton

- UPDATE, 9:02 p.m.: 

The cat has been rescued, according to a Hospice of Dayton spokesperson.

 Dayton fire and police personnel were able to remove the cat from the tree. The cat was said to be healthy and will be taken a local animal facility that accepts stray cats. 


A cat with apparent injuries up in a tree on Hospice of Dayton grounds tonight has some people in the community concerned.

A cat was stuck in a tree near Hospice of Dayton. PHOTO COURTESY OF BETHANY WALKER

There have been posts on social media, including the WHIO Facebook page, and calls to our newsroom from people who want to get help for the animal.

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We reached out to Hospice of Dayton, and officials there said they are working to resolve the issue.

Earlier, police were called to stop citizens from trying to retrieve the cat.

It’s not clear how long the cat has been in the tree.

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Clayton group recognized for making city parks more inviting

Published: Monday, March 19, 2018 @ 12:04 PM

            Clayton’s Parks Advisory Commission members were recognized by the city for their talents and for recent events and work at the parks. CONTRIBUTED
Clayton’s Parks Advisory Commission members were recognized by the city for their talents and for recent events and work at the parks. CONTRIBUTED

Clayton leaders praised the work of the Parks Advisory Board, noting that the group has achieved several of its goals the past few years.

Members of the Parks Advisory Commission first met in 2015 with a mission to make the parks of Clayton more welcoming and bring in more events than it had in past. The advisory group is made up Chairman Earl Harlamert, Co-Vice Chair Traci Barnes, Co-Vice Chair Helen Senu-Oke, Jakie McArdle, Lisa Menker and Robin Spiller.

In the years since, the Parks Advisory Commission has accomplished many projects, city leaders said. They have replaced the signs in and around the parks, improved the landscape with work on trees, sidewalks and flowers, and they have helped provide more community events.

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Many popular events for the city include the Labor Day Fireworks, Breakfast with Santa, picnics with bounce houses for children, food, fun and games.

According to city officials at the last council meeting on Thursday, commission members went above and beyond the call of duty, aspiring to bring better service to the community.

Visit the city’s website for further information on the Parks Advisory Commission or contact the Assistant to the City Manager Lisa Brown at (937) 836-3500, extension 113.

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Police: Dayton school bus runs red light, crashes into SUV

Published: Monday, March 19, 2018 @ 8:49 AM
Updated: Monday, March 19, 2018 @ 9:34 AM

A Dayton Public School bus and a SUV got into a crash

UPDATE @ 11:43 a.m.:

Dayton Public Schools spokeswoman Marsha Bonhart released a statement regarding today’s bus accident. 

"We are aware there was a traffic accident involving a Dayton Public Schools bus this morning in the downtown area. We are waiting on an official report from the Dayton Police Department.”

UPDATE @ 9:30 a.m.:

A crash involving a Dayton Public Schools bus and an SUV has resulted in only minor injuries according to the Dayton Police Department.  

Police report the school bus was traveling South on Ludlow Street and ran a red light causing a collision with a SUV. 

There were about two dozen students on board the bus and two children reported minor injuries, the driver of the bus and the driver of the SUV were uninjured. 


At least two children have been injured in a crash involving a Dayton Public Schools bus in downtown Dayton Monday morning. 

The crash was reported at the intersection of West Sixth and Ludlow streets around 8:40 a.m. 

Initial reports indicate two of the children suffered injuries, but the injuries do not appear to be serious, according to police scanner traffic. 

Additional details were not available. 

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

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