Little Miami students pay honor to the Tomb of the Unknowns

Published: Friday, May 19, 2017 @ 1:02 PM

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Students from Little Miami Junior High School in Warren County participated in a wreath laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Friday morning. 

The students are currently on a school led trip to Washington D.C. and they are all in 8th grade.  Their names are 

Kamryn Floss, Grace Goddard, Colton Daugherty and Camby Neus. 

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is located at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia and is dedicated to United States service members who have died without being identified. 

3rd arrest in a month at popular Beavercreek night spot

Published: Friday, August 18, 2017 @ 5:11 PM
Updated: Friday, August 18, 2017 @ 7:40 PM

3rd arrest in a month at popular Beavercreek night spot

Police in Beavercreek responded to another disturbance at Caddy's Tap House early Friday and the subsequent arrest is the third in a month at the popular night spot.

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Jonah Lernon Bryant Fugate, 21, of Englewood, was taken to Jail about 1:30 a.m. and is facing a misdemeanor assault charge after a fight broke out in the bar, at 2760 Towne Drive in Beavercreek. 

Fugate has been released from jail and permanently banned from the establishment, according to a supplemental police incident report.

Jonah Fugate (Courtesy/Fairborn police)

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The 19-year-old victim told officers some guys were "messing with his girlfriend" and when he said something to them, the group attacked him with punches and kicks, according to the police report. 

The suspect denied hitting the victim and told police it was somebody else, but he was arrested after the victim's girlfriend identified him as the one who threw the first punch.

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It was the third incident at the bar in recent weeks that's hit the news. 

On Aug. 15, police responded to a fight at Caddy's and ended up arresting one of the bouncers, 39-year-old Dale S. Williams, for an alleged assault on an 18-year-old female. 

Williams, who was charged with misdemeanor assault, remains on suspension from the club. 

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On July 30, former University of Dayton Flyers basketball player Sam Miller was arrested at Caddy's for disorderly conduct. Police said Miller is accused of pushing a female bartender and acting belligerently in the back of a Beavercreek police cruiser while on the way to jail. 

Police said they don't consider Caddy's to be a problem spot, but there are increased patrols and responses to disturbances during what's considered college night on Thursdays, when patrons 18-and-up are welcomed.

Xenia police issue arrest warrant in abused puppy case

Published: Friday, August 18, 2017 @ 11:53 AM
Updated: Friday, August 18, 2017 @ 6:09 PM

Willow Xenia Animal Cruelty

UPDATE @ 6:02 p.m.: Xenia police have issued a felony arrest warrant for Matthew Bolen.

He is wanted on a charge of "causing serious harm to a companion animal.” 

Matthew Bolen (Courtesy/Xenia police)


INITIAL REPORT

An 8-week-old puppy is recovering from serious injuries suffered in an alleged abuse incident in Xenia and police said criminal charges are pending. 

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The female pup is named Willow and has been adopted by Leah Lind, a victim's advocate with the city of Xenia. 

Xenia police found Willow early Sunday morning on Colorado Drive. A neighbor had called 9-1-1. 

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"One of my neighbors is throwing a dog around and he's like swinging him around and banging him on the ground," the 9-1-1 caller said. "The dog is crying like crazy."

Officers responded and arrested the alleged abuser on an outstanding warrant and a criminal charge of animal cruelty is pending.

The suspect's identity has not been released. 

The suspect's girlfriend, whom police referred to as the original owner of the dog, agreed to give Willow away to Leah. 

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Willow's injuries were significant — A broken knee, displaced hip and a fragmented bone that goes into the hip socket. 

The dog is recovering after emergency surgery and more procedures will be needed. Lind said there's still a chance Willow will lose her leg to amputation if it doesn't heal properly. 

"She's very sweet and loving," Lind said. "It's amazing what she's been through, how trusting she is. She doesn't act like anything is wrong. She hops around and plays. We're actually trying to keep her calmer." 

Xenia police posted information on Facebook showing support for the fundraising effort to cover veterinary costs for the female pup named Willow. 

As word spread this week around the community about Willow, donations poured in to cover vet expenses. Lind said enough funds were raised to cover the cost of the first surgery. 

"I think her story started off tragic and when the love started pouring in, it completely inspired people," Lind said.

Tipp City Seniors group finds new home

Published: Friday, August 18, 2017 @ 4:59 PM


            Tipp City Seniors Inc. plans to buy and renovate the Evans Title building on North Hyatt Street to use for a new seniors center. The group was considering new construction but changed plans because of costs. CONTRIBUTED
Tipp City Seniors Inc. plans to buy and renovate the Evans Title building on North Hyatt Street to use for a new seniors center. The group was considering new construction but changed plans because of costs. CONTRIBUTED

TIPP CITY – Tipp City Seniors Inc. has found an existing building it plans to call home after hopes of building a new seniors center were ended when bids exceeded resources.

The organization soon will close Friday on buying the Evans Title building on North Hyatt Street, just north of the city post office.

Voters in Tipp City and Monroe Twp. agreed in fall 2015 to support a 1-mill, five-year levy to raise money for a new home to replace the current South First Street structure that organization leaders said was too small, not accessible and lacked parking.

Before the seniors can complete building renovations and a move, the Tipp City Council is being asked to approve an amendment to the city zoning code to add fraternal, charitable and service-oriented clubs as a permitted use within the OS-Office Service Zoning District.

Council previously approved two similar requests that would have allowed the center in two locations – off North Third Street and further north on Hyatt Street – that later were abandoned. The first location was dropped because of issues with the Miami Conservancy District restrictions and the second because of the growth in project cost.

Plans to build a new facility a short distance to the north of the Evans Title building on Hyatt Street had to be dropped after bids for the proposed new building came in at around $2 million, or $240 to $280 per square foot. When prices first were sought, the seniors were told they could build for $140 per square foot, and the 1-mill levy was based on those numbers, said John Berk, who is chairing the seniors building committee with Gordon Pittenger Sr.

“I guess we were old fashioned or something, but we thought that (1-mill levy) would build us anything we wanted,” Pittenger said.

The levy income will be used to pay off a loan to buy the building and leave some money for building alterations, which initially will include a sprinkler system and a warming kitchen. Other desired changes would be done as money is available, Pittenger said.

The seniors hope to move into the building in the spring.

Berk said a new home was needed for existing membership along with a planned larger membership the organization thinks would be possible with more space, parking and added activities. The organization has around 185 members.

“We are really trying to reach out to people in their 60s and 70s. They pretty much say, ‘When you get your new building, we’d be interested in joining,’” Berk said. “They won’t come to this building where there is very limited parking,”

After buying the Evans Title building, the seniors will place for sale the existing South First Street home and the five acres it purchased off North Hyatt Street for the center whose were abandoned.

Dayton traffic from the WHIO Traffic Center

Published: Friday, August 18, 2017 @ 3:22 AM
Updated: Friday, August 18, 2017 @ 3:22 AM


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Major Highway Incidents

  • A crash on Interstate 70 west and state Route 72 in Clark County is affecting  traffic, prompting officials to issue a red alert. Officials are working to clear the scene as traffic is at a standstill. 

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Surface Street Incidents

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Ongoing Construction & Other Closures 

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MONTGOMERY COUNTY 

  • I-75 south Ramp to Dryden Road, RAMP CLOSURE August 19th between the hours of 8 am and 3 pm. The official detour is: I-75 south to Dixie Drive to I-75 north to Dryden Road. 
  • ·I-75 south between SR 741 and Dryden Road, Lane closure August 19th between the hours of 8 am and 3 pm. Two southbound lanes will remain open. 
  • I-75 north between Wagner Ford and I-70, Nightly lane closures August 15th – 18th between the hours of 8 pm and 5 am. Two northbound lanes will remain open.
  • US 40 between Preble County Line Road and Diamond Mill Road, daily lane closures July 31st – October 14th between the hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. One lane will remain open for travel in each direction through the use of flaggers.
  • SR 725 between SR 4 and Union Road, Daily lane closures July 31st – October 14th between the hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. One lane will remain open for travel in each direction through the use of flaggers.
  • SR 4 between Dayton-Liberty Road and SR 725, daily lane closures July 31st – October 14th between the hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. One lane will remain open for travel in each direction through the use of flaggers.
  • SR 202 between Troy Villa Boulevard and Chesam Drive, traffic pattern shift August 2nd – September 25th. All northbound traffic will be shifted to the southbound side of SR 202. There will be one southbound lane and one northbound lane operating on the southbound side of SR 202.
  • I-75 south ramp to US 35 west will be closed from January 9th to September 30th to replace a bridge deck beam that was not included in the I-75 modernization project. The official detour is: I-75 south to the Edwin C. Moses turn around lane to I-75 north to U.S. 35 west.
  • I-75 north ramp the US 35 east will be closed March 28th to September 23rd. ODOT lists the suggested detour as NB I-75 to US 35 west, to James H McGee Blvd, to US 35 east. 
  • I-70 between I-75 and I-675, nightly lane closures August 14th – September 30th between the hours of 7 pm and 6 am. These will become double lane closures at 9 pm. One lane will remain open in each direction.
  • I-75 between I-70 and SR 571, nightly lane closures July 24th – October 31st between the hours of 7 pm and 7 am. The northbound side will become double lane closure between 10 pm and 6 am. One lane will remain open in each direction. 
  • I-70 between I-75 and SR 202, shoulder closure May 8th – September 12th. Both the inside and outside shoulders will be closed for road work. Road will be open.
  • I-70 between Preble County Line Road and South Kimmel Road, overnight lane closures June 12th – August 31st between 6 pm and 7 am. One lane will remain open in each direction.
  • SR 741 at Austin Boulevard, intermittent lane closures and construction work May 22 – August 25.  
  • Shroyer Road between Gainsborough Road and East Dorothy Lane will be repaved and reconfigured from June 9 through at least October. Once the project is completed, Shroyer Road will be reduced to three lanes. 
  • Bridgewater Road between Taylorsville Road and US 40, bridge closure May 15th – September 12th. The official detour is: Bridgewater Road to Taylorsville Road to Rip Rap Road to Little York Road to Brown School Road to US 40
  • The Webster Street bridge is closed as it is rebuilt. A detour will take drivers to Keowee Street to Monument Avenue. The project is scheduled to be completed in November of 2017 

MIAMI COUNTY 

  • Piqua-Troy Road between Statler Road and Eldean Road, bridge closure April 12th – October 12th. The official ODOT detour is: Piqua-Troy Road to West Peterson Road to CR 25A to Eldean Road to Piqua-Troy Road.
  • West Peterson Road East between Troy-Sidney Road and Piqua-Troy Road, road closure July 5th – August 19th. The official detour from ODOT is: Troy Sidney Road to Piqua Troy Rd to Eldean Rd to County Road 25A to Peterson Road.
  • I-75 between CR 25A (Troy) and US 36, shoulder closures April 11th – October 31st.

CLARK COUNTY  

  • US 68 north Ramp to US 40 east, ramp closure July 17th – August 30th. The official detour is: US 68 north to SR 41 to US 68 south to US 40 east
  • I-675 north over I-70, traffic pattern switch. The two lanes of northbound traffic are shifted to the southbound side just south of the overpass. Two northbound lanes will be open. Once over the bridge, the right lane will be an exit only for I-675 north to I-70 west. The left north bound lane will be for thru traffic to Spangler Road. 
  • I-70 east Ramp to I-675 north, ramp closure April 19th – October 31st. The official detour is: I-675 to SR 444 to I-675 north.
  • SR 41 between Donnels Creek Lane and SR 235, lane closures July 5th – October 16th between 7 am and 5 pm. One lane will remain open in each direction.
  • SR 565 between SR 29 and Houston Pike, Daily lane closures May 22nd through September 30th between 7 am and 5 pm. One lane will remain open in each direction.
  • I-70 west near I-675, lane width restrictions April 5th – October 31st. The roadway will be restricted to 22’ in this area.

DARKE COUNTY 

  • US 127 between US 36 and Kruckeberg Road, lane closures August 13th – September 17th. One lane will remain open in each direction. 
  • US 36/SR 571 Ramp to US 127 north, ramp closure  August 13th – September 17th. The official detour is: US 127 south to SR 49 to US 127 north 
  • SR 121 between Arnold Street and Fairview Avenue, Daily lane closures April 24th – September 1st between 7 am and 5 pm. One lane will remain open in each direction.

CHAMPAIGN COUNTY 

  • US 36 between SR 814 and McMahill Road, lane closures May 22nd through September 30th between 7 am and 5 pm. One lane will remain open in each direction.
  • US 36 between Bollinger Road and Edgewood Avenue, lane closures June 12th – August 31st between  7 am and 5 pm. One lane will remain open in each direction.
  • US 36 between SR 814 and Cambrian Road, lane closures July 5th – October 16th between 7 am and 5 pm. One lane will remain open in each direction.
  • SR 54 between SR 4 and Brigner Road, lane closures May 22nd through September 30th between 7 am and 5 pm. One lane will remain open in each direction.
  • SR 55 between Elm Tree Road and Edgewood Avenue, lane closures May 22nd through September 30th between 7 am and 5 pm. One lane will remain open in each direction.
  • SR 245 between SR 296 and Gilbert Road, lane closures July 5th – October 16th between 7 am and 5 pm. One lane will remain open in each direction.
  • SR 54 between Hickory Grove Road and Water Street, lane closures July 5th – October 16th between 7 am and 5 pm. One lane will remain open in each direction.plo
  • SR 296 between SR 29 and SR 814, lane closures May 22nd – September 30th between 7 am and 5 pm. One lane will remain open for travel in each direction through the use of flaggers.
  • SR 4 between Van Ness Road and Wing Road, road closure August 14th – 18th. The official detour is: SR 161 West to SR 559 South to SR 29 South to SR 4

SHELBY COUNTY 

  • SR 29 between Cisco Road and West Russell Road, shoulder closures August 7th– November 17th. *There could be intermittent lane closures in this area between 7 am and 4 pm.
  • SR 274 between SR 66 and SR 29, daily lane closures July 24th – August 25th between the hours of 7 am and 8 pm. One lane will remain open in each direction. 
  • SR 274 between I-75 and SR 65, daily lane closures July 24th – August 25th between the hours of 7 am and 8 pm. One lane will remain open in each direction. 
  • SR 29 near SR 274, daily lane closures July 24th – August 25th between the hours of 7 am and 8 pm. One lane will remain open in each direction.
  • SR 66 between Enterprise Drive and Greenback Road, road closure July 10th – October 13th. The official detour is: SR 185 to SR 48 to US 36 to SR 185
AUGLAIZE COUNTY
  • I-75 between SR 219 and Breese Road, Nightly lane closures August 6th – October 31st between the hours of 6 pm and 7 am. One lane will remain open in each direction. 
  • SR 119 between SR 716 and SR 66, Daily lane closures July 24th – August 25th between the hours of 7 am and 8 pm. One lane will remain open in each direction. 
  • SR 274 between SR 364 and SR 29, Daily lane closures July 24th – August 25th between the hours of 7 am and 8 pm. One lane will remain open in each direction. 
  • SR 117 between SR 67 and SR 196, Daily lane closures July 24th – August 25th between the hours of 7 am and 8 pm. One lane will remain open in each direction.