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Published: Wednesday, February 14, 2018 @ 12:11 PM
A Kettering Fire Department captain has resigned after he was placed on leave in November.
Mark Williamson resigned on Jan. 16, according to Stacy Schweikart, the city of Kettering spokeswoman.
Williamson was fired by Huber Heights City Schools from his junior high coaching position in November, according to the district.
Williamson, of Huber Heights, was the subject of a Kettering internal investigation initiated in November “regarding possible misconduct,” according to a letter obtained by News Center 7 and the Dayton Daily News using Ohio’s public records law.
Williamson had been on paid leave from the Kettering department “until further notice,” according to a letter in his personnel file.
“This individual was placed on leave because we were made aware of an incident under investigation which occurred outside of Kettering,” the city of Kettering said in a November statement, before Williamson’s resignation. “The individual will remain on leave and the City of Kettering will continue to cooperate with Huber Heights as they conduct their investigation.”
Williamson could not immediately be reached for comment Wednesday, but this story will be updated if he comments.
At the time, News Center 7 and the Dayton Daily News asked Huber Heights police for information on the investigation referenced in Kettering’s response. The police division responded by providing reporters a Sept. 26 incident report that does not list Williamson or reveal his connection to the case. Police would not specify Williamson’s involvement in the case.
Williamson was praised as a fire captain, according to his personnel file.
“Mark, you continue to be a shining star in our department,” Chief Terry Jones wrote in a 2013 evaluation. “An outstanding rating on a performance evaluation is extremely rare, and certainly something to be proud of.”
Kettering paid Williamson $133,953 for work in 2016, according to the I-Team Payroll Project .
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Published: Sunday, February 25, 2018 @ 6:13 AM
— Students of Stanford University protested the school in connection with the Brock Turner case for the way the school planned to honor the woman he assaulted in 2015.
The group of student protesters read passages from a letter written by the woman known as “Emily Doe” to the court Friday.
“You took away my worth, my privacy, my energy, my time, my safety.”
A plaque in “Doe’s” honor was to be installed, but the university reportedly refused to use her chosen quotes.
A Stanford University spokesman said two quotes could not be accepted because they would be triggering to survivors of sexual violence.
Turner spent three months in jail for the assault and lives in Greene County as a registered sex offender.
Published: Sunday, February 25, 2018 @ 1:54 AM
Updated: Sunday, February 25, 2018 @ 5:43 AM
— Heavy rains made for tough driving conditions Saturday, but high water remains a concern through the weekend.
Lower lying and more rural roads are at a greater risk of flooding, such as Ohio 68 in Beavercreek, and Ohio 725, which is closed until further notice between Peniwit and Lower Bellbrook roads.
“We just want motorists to take a little extra time in planning where they want to go,” Sgt. Rod Murphy of the Ohio State Highway Patrol said.
Anyone planning to head out this morning should be aware of potential flooding that could block your way.
If you see standing water in the roadway, turn around, even if the water appears shallow.
“It’s not worth the risk. It’s better to just safely turn around and find another way,” Murphy said.
On wet roadways another concern is hydroplaning, when tires lose their grip on the pavement. Motorists in that situation are advised to “just let off the gas, slow down, and try to get to a safe area,” Murphy said.
Late Saturday and early Sunday there were reports of flooding throughout the Miami Valley.
3:27 a.m.: High water reported at Wilson Road between Fenner Road and OH-55.
3:05 a.m.: South Valley at US-35 is shut-down due to high water.
1:45 a.m.: April Lane at New Germany Trebien Road and Beavery Valley Road closed.
12:00 a.m.: Upper Bellbrook Road reported having high water.
12:00 a.m.: High water on US-68 and North at Sutton Road caused a vehicle slide off and a police cruiser was damaged.
11:30 p.m.: Hebble Creek was out of its banks in Fairborn in Greene County
Published: Sunday, February 25, 2018 @ 4:52 AM
— Counties under flood advisory until 10:30 a.m.:
Butler, Preble, Wayne (In.)
Counties under flood advisory until 10:45 a.m.:
Montgomery, Greene, Clinton, Warren
A pre-dawn shower is possible early today. Aside from that, there will be decreasing clouds and more afternoon sunshine with highs in the lower 50s. It’s also going to be a windy day with winds gusting over 30 miles per hour at times.
TONIGHT: A dry and cool night is expected. Temperatures will drop into the middle 30s.
MONDAY: Mostly sunny skies are expected with highs in the lower to middle 50s.
TUESDAY: We get back into the upper 50s with mostly sunny skies.
WEDNESDAY: The chance for rain returns in the afternoon and evening. Highs will be in the upper 50s.
Published: Sunday, February 25, 2018 @ 4:23 AM
TROTWOOD — Trotwood police are on scene of a two vehicle crash that caused a road block at Salem Avenue and Wolf Road around 3:30 a.m. Sunday.
The crash was not weather related, according to Trotwood Police. There was no flooding the area.
Police measured that one car slid over 300 feet after impact with the other vehicle.