Kitten, rescued by meteorologist, in great health

Published: Saturday, May 17, 2014 @ 5:44 PM
Updated: Saturday, May 17, 2014 @ 5:44 PM

            A kitten was rescued from the debris of tornado damage near the village of Cedarville on Thursday morning.

A kitten rescued from the rubble of the Dobbins family home near Cedarville by Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Rich Wirdzek Thursday is in great health, according to veterinarians at the Docton Animal Clinic.

The family named the kitten Twister and rescued two additional kittens while cleaning up debris at the property near the intersection of Barber and Weimer roads.

The two other kittens were named Lucky and Storm, according to the family.

Wirdzek heard Twister meowing while he was surveying the damage left behind from Wednesday night's tornado. He was able to pull the kitten from the wreckage and warm it up in the News Center 7 live truck while the family responded to get the animal help.

Suspect in pharmacy robberies being booked into jail

Published: Monday, May 22, 2017 @ 2:54 PM

Police in Dayton have a man in custody who is suspected of robbing multiple pharmacies in recent weeks.

The suspect was escorted from police headquarters over to the Montgomery County Jail where he is expected to be booked in on multiple aggravated robbery charges.

The suspect’s identity and details of his arrest, as well as details of the investigation, have not been released.

There have been several pharmacies robbed in recent weeks in the Dayton area. 


Police: Adult killed in crash, where child rescued, had been shot

Published: Monday, May 22, 2017 @ 3:22 AM
Updated: Monday, May 22, 2017 @ 6:55 AM

UPDATE @ 2:59 p.m.:

Police said a man that was found dead following a crash on James H. McGee Blvd. had been shot.

Investigators have not yet released the driver’s identity, pending notification of next of kin. A cause and manner of the man’s death also have not been released.

UPDATE @ 6:55 a.m. 

All lanes of North James H. McGee Boulevard reopened shortly before 6:50 a.m. 

UPDATE @ 4:05 a.m. 

Dayton police said a man in his mid-20s was killed and a child injured in a single-vehicle crash on North James H. McGee Boulevard.

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The car slammed into a tree near the intersection of North James H. McGee Boulevard and Edison Street around 3:05 a.m. Monday. 

Officers said when bystanders arrived to help, they found the child standing outside the car by himself. The child was transported to an area hospital but his condition was not available. 

Police added they didn’t see a car seat inside the vehicle while investigating the crash. 

Police said they are working to determine if speed was a factor in the crash. 

Investigators said both directions of North James H. McGee Boulevard will be blocked between Rosedale Drive and Edison Street until 7 a.m. Edison Street is also blocked at North James H. McGee Boulevard. 

UPDATE @ 3:45 a.m. 

Dispatchers confirm one person has died in a crash on North James H. McGee Boulevard in Dayton. 

A child inside the vehicle was injured and transported to a local hospital for treatment. 

We’ll update this page as we learn more. 

UPDATE @ 3:25 a.m. 

An adult and young child are reportedly injured in the crash on North James H. McGee Boulevard at Edison Street. 

The adult has reportedly suffered serious injuries. The condition of the child was not immediately known. 

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


At least one person is reported trapped inside a vehicle following a crash near the intersection of North James H McGee Boulevard and Edison Street in Dayton.

Emergency crews were dispatched around 3:05 a.m. Monday and requested additional crews to respond after at least one person was found trapped inside the vehicle. 

Initial reports indicate the driver was unconscious after the crash. 

We’re monitoring this developing story and we’ll update this page when new details become available. 

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Patrol arrests man suspected of firing shots in Sidney

Published: Monday, May 22, 2017 @ 1:33 PM

A man suspected of firing shots in Sidney was stopped and arrested today by troopers with the Ohio State Highway Patrol Piqua Post.

The suspect was riding a motorcycle when he was stopped on an exit ramp from I-75 South between Piqua and Troy.

The motorcyclist was wanted after police in Sidney received a call at 12:13 p.m. that a motorcyclist at Laser Fab, 1528 Fair Road, was shooting a firearm into the air and building, according to Sidney Police Capt. J.A. Tangeman.

The motorcyclist fled at a high rate of speed, but his description and direction of travel was communicated to the Ohio State Highway Patrol Piqua Post, and troopers were able to stop the suspect and taken into custody at the 78 ramp on I-75 South, Tangeman said.

The investigation is ongoing. 

The incident prompted Emerson Elementary, Sidney Middle and High Schools to temporarily go on lockdown.

Memorial Day ceremony set

Published: Monday, May 22, 2017 @ 2:45 PM

WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 11:  Gulf War veteran Bill Virill, retires U.S. Army, attends a Veterans Day ceremony at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial November 11, 2014 in Washington, DC. Originally established as Armistice Day in 1919, the holiday was renamed Veterans Day in 1954 by President Dwight Eisenhower, and honors those who have served in the U.S. military.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
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The American Legion Post 707 is hosting their annual Memorial Day ceremony on Saturday, May 27 at the Northmont High School football field memorial site, 4916 National Road, in Clayton. The start time of the ceremony is 10 a.m.

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The ceremony activities will include bag pipes played by Chief Jim Michaels, a flag presentation by United States Army, the main address presented by retired U.S. Army Command Sgt. Major Michael White, and the presentation of the wreath by the United States Navy. 

The ceremony is open to all community residents.