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Published: Friday, November 17, 2017 @ 8:50 AM
KETTERING — The Kettering substitute teacher charged with allegedly having sex with two students and sending nude photos to one of them has been indicted.
Madeline Marx, 23, of Brookville, was indicted on two counts of sexual battery and is due in court on Nov. 30, according to court records.
A 17-year-old student told police he was given oral sex by a teacher July 19 in the parking lot of Big Lots on Wilmington Pike, according to the complaint, affidavit and statement of facts filed in court.
A 16-year-old boy told police he had intercourse with a substitute teacher Sept. 21 in the parking lot of an apartment complex on Smithville Road, according to court documents.
Marx was removed from Fairmont’s building Nov. 8 by police. Marx admitted to having sexual relationships with multiple students, according to court documents.
An affidavit said Marx also confessed to sending several nude pictures via Snapchat and Instagram.
A prosecutor’s office press release indicated Marx also substitute taught in Oakwood. School officials in Oakwood sent parents a letter saying that they did not know of any victims in their school district.
State records indicated Marx has a four-year teaching license as a K-12 education intervention specialist.
Marx graduated in 2012 from Chaminade Julienne High School in Dayton and graduated from the University of Dayton in 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in education, according to CJ and UD officials.
According to her UD transcript included in her personnel file, Marx withdrew from a fall 2013 class on sexual ethics.
Marx is free on bond with conditions, including that she stay at her father’s residence while the court case progresses. She also was ordered not to have any communication with the alleged victims.
Published: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 @ 11:50 AM
Englewood — The Englewood Police Department is looking for tips regarding a theft that occurred on Sunday, January 14. Two suspects were involved in a reported pickpocketing at a local restaurant.
Once the victim discovered her wallet was missing, the suspects had already charged nearly $6000 in purchases.
Published: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 @ 3:38 AM
Updated: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 @ 12:15 PM
TODAY: Showers today will mainly fall as rain, but at times a mix with wet snow flakes can occur. An accumulation isn’t expected with the wintry mix. Temperatures will linger in the upper 30s, but fall quickly towards the end of the afternoon. They’ll be gusty winds around 30 mph at times today with any evening rain or snow showers ending rather quickly.
TOMORROW: Colder temperatures start the day in the mid-20s. Some passing flurries are also possible for the first part of the day. Highs peak in the mid-30s as clouds decrease at nighttime.
THURSDAY: There will be sunshine throughout the day with temperatures warmer than normal in the low 40s. The day will be dry.
FRIDAY: We continue to see temperatures improve with sunshine and a few clouds as highs reach around 50 degrees.
SATURDAY: The day will be breezy and mild with highs around 50 degrees. Rain showers will start to arrive and become more widespread into the night.
Published: Monday, January 22, 2018 @ 1:45 PM
Updated: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 @ 12:08 PM
MIDDLETOWN — No reason was given Monday for the unexpected resignation of the CEO of the Middletown Community Foundation.
T. Duane Gordon, who led the foundation for more than 10 years and grew it into one of the state’s most powerful organizations, resigned earlier this month, Carole Schul, board president of the foundation, told this news organization on Monday.
She refused to say why Gordon resigned. His name has been removed from the foundation’s web site.
Schul said that while the MCF searches for a permanent replacement, longtime Middletown businessman Dan Sack will serve as interim director. Sack, who worked at Armco for 24 years and as a private businessman for 20 years, said his top priorities are keeping the foundation “moving in the right direction” and finding a permanent replacement for Gordon.
When asked why he resigned, Gordon said in a text message to this media outlet that he didn’t wish to “discuss beyond” what was said in the news release.
He was hired in December 2007 as executive director of the Middletown Community Foundation. A graduate of Mississippi State University with a degree in communications and journalism, Gordon’s first career was as a newspaper reporter and editor at the Madison County Journal.
“On behalf of the entire Board, and the Middletown Community Foundation, we want to thank Duane for his dedicated service during a time of growth and against a challenging economic backdrop,” Schul wrote in an email to this news organization.
“We wish him all the best in his future endeavors. The Foundation remains dedicated to its mission to secure permanent and growing assets for the Middletown area’s changing needs, and looks forward to a productive year.”
According to a national study, the Middletown Community Foundation was the No. 1 most active community foundation in Ohio, which has 80 community foundations and the No. 21 most active foundation in the United States, which has more than 750 community foundations; and was ranked for the first year ever in the top 100 for per capita giving, at No. 59, with approximately $44 in gifts received per resident it serves in its communities.
Earlier this year, the MCF board of directors approved nearly $100,000 in grants to 14 local organizations.
The largest grant, worth $20,000, was awarded to People Working Cooperatively, a group that repairs homes for Middletown-area families.
Published: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 @ 12:00 PM
Updated: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 @ 12:32 PM
GREENE COUNTY — UPDATE @ 12:20 p.m.
At least 10 homes were evacuated after a construction worker, digging the basement for a new home, hit a natural gas main line, causing a large gas leak on Brehm Boulevard east of Fairborn, according to fire officials.
Some of the homes are unoccupied or under construction, according to investigators.
No injuries have been reported.
We’ll update this page as new details become available.
Multiple fire crews have responded to reports of a large gas leak on Brehm Boulevard east of Fairborn Tuesday.
Initial reports indicate a contractor struck a main natural gas line, causing the leak.
Reports indicate firefighters are conducting evacuations in the neighborhood.