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Trucker, found dead in his semi in Clark County, is 50-year-old Indiana man

Published: Monday, November 13, 2017 @ 10:09 PM
Updated: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 @ 5:39 PM

Man found dead inside semi in Clark Co.; investigation underway

UPDATE @ 4:56 p.m. (Nov. 14): Walter "Butch" Blueher is the trucker found dead in his semitrailer parked at Lineage Logistics in Springfield on Monday night, according to the trucking company. 

Blueher, 50, was last heard from or seen when he clocked out about 12:31 a.m. Monday. He had just dropped off his shipment. 

Walter Blueher (Courtesy/Scott McDaniel Trucking Co.)

Scott McDaniel, who operates Scott McDaniel Trucking in Terre Haute, Indiana, said he last spoke with Blueher about 10 p.m. Sunday. 

"Butch was the kind of guy that would give you the shirt off his back," McDaniel told News Center 7's James Buechele on Tuesday. McDaniel said he began calling authorities in Indiana and Ohio when he hadn't heard from Blueher -- his former brother-in-law -- by noon Monday. 

"I knew there was something wrong when I couldn't get a hold of him because we'll talk two or three times a day," McDaniel said. 

The Clark County Coroner's Office is continuing to establish a probable cause of death.

UPDATE @ 10:45 a.m. (Nov. 14): 

A truck driver found dead inside his semi in Clark County Monday night was a missing Indiana trucker, according to the owner of the semi. 

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Scott McDaniel, from Scott’s Custom Colors in Terre Haute, Ind. told CBS affiliate WTHI-TV their driver was found dead in the parked tractor trailer. 

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McDaniel said in a post his company hadn’t heard from the driver since late Sunday night, and he didn’t make it to his next stop in Grove City, Ohio, just south of Columbus. 

Clark County coroner investigators are still looking into the death of the man and are trying to determine the cause of death. 

Investigators have not released the man’s identity, pending notification to next of kin. 

This news outlet will continue to update this story as information becomes available. 


Clark County deputies are investigating after a man was found dead in a parked semi Monday night, according to our crew at the scene. 

Crews were dispatched around 8:43 p.m. on a report of a deceased man in a semi parked at Lineage Logistics at 1895 Airpark Drive. 

Deputies revealed little to our crew, but report they received a call from the company owning the truck after they became worried about its driver. 

The owner of the truck and whether the deceased man is the driver remain unknown. 

An employee at Lineage Logistics tells our newsroom no staff members are permitted to discuss the investigation.

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1 stabbed during fight in Dayton, police say

Published: Friday, November 24, 2017 @ 11:09 PM

UPDATE @ 11:31 p.m.:

One person was stabbed and the suspected stabber remains on the loose following a fight on Briarwood Avenue Friday night, according to police.

The man who was stabbed was taken to a local hospital, but is expected to be OK, police said.

Officers did take a juvenile into custody on the scene who may have been involved in the incident, police said.


Dayton police have responded to a possible stabbing on Briarwood Avenue this evening.

Initial reports indicated that multiple people were fighting and that at least one person was possibly stabbed.

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The incident was reported around 11 p.m. in the 400 block of Briarwood.

A caller to our news room said he saw a large response from police.

We’re working to learn more.

6 children shot, 1 killed in Cleveland neighborhood

Published: Friday, November 24, 2017 @ 11:27 PM

FROM THE SCENE: 6 children shot, 1 killed in Cleveland (courtesy of CBS affiliate WOIO).

Six children ranging in age from 12 to 16 years old were shot in a Cleveland neighborhood and one has died, according to CBS affiliate WOIO.

The shooting was reported Friday night in the 11000 Buckeye Road, WOIO reported.

According to WOIO, Cleveland police had blocked off East 116th Street and Buckeye Road following the shooting.

WOIO reported an unknown number of suspects dressed in black hooded sweatshirts remained on the loose Friday night.

The shooting was reported as a gunfight in the street.

Medical helicopter called to motorcycle crash

Published: Friday, November 24, 2017 @ 10:50 PM

A medical helicopter has been called to a motorcycle crash on Jasper Road this evening.

Emergency crews responded to the 2800 block of Jasper around 10:40 p.m.

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Initial reports indicated at least one person was injured.

We’re working to learn more.

Clouds increase tonight, cool temperatures return this weekend

Published: Friday, November 24, 2017 @ 4:41 AM
Updated: Friday, November 24, 2017 @ 3:47 PM

A cooler day is expected Saturday, but warmer temperatures return next week in the Dayton area.

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  • Increasing clouds late tonight
  • Isolated sprinkle early Saturday
  • Cooler and dry to finish the weekend

(Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar)

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Clouds will be on the increase overnight tonight. It’ll be a mild and breezy night with temperatures dropping into the lower 40s.

(Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar)

RELATED: County-by-County Weather

SATURDAY: Lots of clouds around for the morning and with a chance for a passing sprinkle or light shower, but most will likely remain dry. Temperatures will climb from the 40s to near 50 degrees by midday, then fall after the cold front moves through. It will become breezy at times, delivering a wind chill in the upper 30s to low 40s through most of the day. Some clearing is expected into Saturday night with temperatures turning colder. Overnight lows drop into the upper 20s by morning, but feel colder with a light breeze still around.

SUNDAY: High pressure returns to the Miami Valley, bringing sunshine and a few clouds. A seasonal afternoon expected with highs in the upper 40s. Still a very light breeze in place will result in wind chills around five to 10 degrees cooler at times.

MONDAY: Mostly sunny and milder for Monday with highs in the lower 50s.

TUESDAY: Partly cloudy, breezy and milder for Tuesday. Temperatures will climb to nearly 10 degrees above normal into the middle 50s.

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WEDNESDAY: Morning sun gives way to clouds throughout the day. Another mild day with highs in the lower 50s. There’s a slight chance for showers into the evening or night.