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Published: Thursday, January 25, 2018 @ 2:05 PM
Kettering — The Kettering Police Department is looking for a suspect who assisted in an aggravated robbery of a home on Hazel Avenue in Kettering.
The robbery took place on January 17, 2018 , at 3 p.m. and several items were stolen from the residence.
The suspect’s partner in crime, Bradley Scott, has already been arrested and charged with aggravated burglary and aggravated robbery.
If you can identify the subject in the white hat you are asked to contact Detective Kowalski at 937-296-2572.
Published: Wednesday, February 21, 2018 @ 11:23 AM
LUCASVILLE — Three-time killer Casey Pigge is suspected in a brutal attack on a corrections officer at Southern Ohio Correctional Facility, a well-placed source said on condition of not being identified.
Pigge, 30, was convicted of murdering his ex-girlfriend’s mother, his cellmate in Lebanon Correctional and another inmate on a prison bus.
Sally Meckling, spokeswoman for the union that represents prison workers, said the guard was airlifted to a hospital in Huntington, West Virginia with several dozen stab wounds.
“It was bad. He is still in the hospital. There were multiple, multiple stab wounds,” she said. Meckling confirmed that the guard is Matthew Mathias.
10TV in Columbus reported Mathias and inmate were both transported to a local hospital.
The Ohio Highway Patrol, which is investigating the incident, could not be reached for comment. Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction officials could not be reached for comment.
When Pigge appeared in Pickaway County Common Pleas Court in September, he was guarded by three armed SWAT officers from DRC. He was sentenced to 25 years to life for the strangling and beating death of inmate David Johnson, 61, on a prison bus on Feb. 1.
Pigge was on the bus after appearing in Warren County Common Pleas Court where he pleaded guilty to the February 2016 beating death of his cellmate, Luther Wade, of Springfield. He told authorities that he tricked Wade into wearing a blindfold as part of a card game and then used a wall cinder block to beat Wade to death.
After Wade’s murder, prison officials found a hole in the wall between two high-security cells so large that Pigge regularly shimmied through it so he could visit and play cards with the prisoners next door.
Wade’s family is now suing the state of Ohio in the Ohio Court of Claims.
In November 2009, Pigge pleaded guilty to aggravated murder, aggravated robbery, aggravated arson and other charges and received a sentence of 30 years to life in prison. In that case, he killed his ex-girlfriend’s mother, Rhonda Sommers, and set her home on fire on Sept. 5, 2008.
A clinical psychologist determined in that case that Pigge is mentally impaired, making him ineligible for capital punishment, court records show.
According to the Wade family lawsuit, Luther Wade was the youngest of three brothers who had a difficult upbringing. He was described as a “sweet, quiet man”
Published: Wednesday, February 21, 2018 @ 12:12 PM
KETTERING — At least 50 to 60 students have walked out of the Dayton Regional STEM school on Woodman Drive to show support for gun control and to show solidarity with their counterparts in Florida following the shooting at Stoneman Douglas school.
The students left the school around noon Wednesday and were planning to be outside for 17 minutes, representing the number of people killed in last week’s shooting, according to a spokesperson.
The walkout was for students in eighth to 12th grade, the school said.
Published: Wednesday, February 21, 2018 @ 11:00 AM
— After five successful years of sparking energetic curiosity, inspirational conversations and meaningful connections, TEDxDayton is ramping up for its sixth year with big aspirations.
Organizers of the 6th annual TEDxDayton event have announced that they are now accepting applications from speakers who want to give a TED talk at this year’s event on Oct. 12, 2018, at the Victoria Theatre in Dayton.
The theme for this year’s event is “SHIFT.”
“We chose a theme that reflects a new era for TEDxDayton,” event co-chair John Owen said in a news release. “We’ve had five strong years, and as we go into our next five, we’re looking for creative ways to change and improve the experience for the audience, while paying tribute to the ideas, speakers and spirit of the events we’ve had up till this year.”
WHAT IS A TED TALK?
Since the very first licensed TED talk in 1984, TED talks have been a platform for short, carefully prepared talks, demonstrations and performances that foster learning on a global scale, as well as in local communities.
“This year’s speakers will be helping us build upon five great years of sold-out TEDxDayton days that have seen the event become one of the most talked-about in town,” said event Co-Chair Ron Rollins. “We’re looking for people who know they have an idea worth sharing that will help the audience see and think of the world in a new and different way.”
Cory Owen, who is co-chairing this year’s speaker’s committee along with Brenden Wynn and Chelley Seibert, said the committee is looking for speakers who can teach and inspire — speakers who will leave the audience still talking as they leave the theater.
HOW TO APPLY
Potential speakers should complete the speaker application on www.tedxdayton.com by March 30.
The speakers committee will review all applications and invite selected candidates to auditions on May 5, 8 and 10, according to a TEDxDayton press release.
Participants will be notified within a few weeks of auditions if they have been selected to be a TEDxDayton 2018 speaker.
Published: Wednesday, February 21, 2018 @ 3:53 AM
Updated: Wednesday, February 21, 2018 @ 11:48 AM
>> 5-Day Forecast
TODAY: Rain continues through the afternoon, a bit breezy along with falling temperatures. By the end of the afternoon most will be in the upper 30s to low 40s. Drivers should slow down and watch for pockets of heavy rain that could drop visibility. More rain into the evening and overnight. As temperatures fall into the 30s overnight, a few elevated surfaces may become slick by morning. Areas north of I-70 are in the best position to see any slick spots early Thursday as temperatures fall close to freezing.
THURSDAY: Temperatures, especially in the northern Miami Valey, should reach the low to mid 40s. Scattered rain showers in the morning will mix with freezing rain in some spots, however, temperatures will quickly climb to above freezing, limiting any major impact. Road temperature may also stay warm enough to limit problems, but conditions could get slick briefly in some areas. The rest of the day will be dry in most cities as highs reach the upper 40s.
FRIDAY: Another wave of energy will bring widespread showers back to the Miami Valley. It’ll be breezy with highs in the upper 50s. Rain may fall heavy in some spots, keeping the flood threat elevated for low lying cities, creeks, and streams.
SATURDAY: We’ll see scattered showers at times, especially in the afternoon. A breezy day with highs in the upper 50s.
SUNDAY: Morning showers come to an end with it being windy and cooler at times as highs peak in the low 50s. These temperatures will drop quickly into the evening.