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Published: Monday, November 27, 2017 @ 3:06 PM
Updated: Tuesday, November 28, 2017 @ 12:30 PM
— UPDATE @ 12:35 p.m. (Nov. 28):
Funeral arrangements have been announced for a Carroll High School assistant football coach who was killed in a crash in southeast Ohio Sunday.
Matt Garrison’s viewing will be held on Friday, Dec. 1 from 5-8 p.m. at Newcomer Funeral Home in Beavercreek, according to a Carroll High School spokesman. The funeral will be Saturday at 10 a.m. also at Newcomer Funeral Home.
Garrison was a 2006 graduate of Carroll High School and was working as a sport performance coach, according to the school.
“Matt Garrison was a major part of the Carroll community as a student, volunteer in our youth programs, substitute teacher, and most recently, as part of our football coaching staff,” Principal Matt Sableski said in a media release Tuesday. “He was a positive influence in the lives of so many of our student-athletes, and he will be missed dearly.
FIRST REPORT (Nov. 27):
A Carroll High School assistant football coach was killed in a crash in southeast Ohio Sunday, according to the school’s athletic director.
Matthew Garrison was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash on U.S. 35 and Dixon Run Road in Jackson County around 7:30 p.m., according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol.
Garrison was a passenger in one of the three vehicles involved in the crash. The driver of the vehicle he was in, Samantha Lake, 27, of Dayton was flown to a Huntington, West Virginia hospital with life-threatening injuries, the patrol said.
Garrison was a 2006 graduate from Carroll High School and had worked for the past four seasons as a sport performance coach, according to Carroll Head Football Coach Ben Rulli.
“Matt was beloved by our boys and he cared so much for every athlete that he coached,” Rulli said. “Coaching to him was bigger than preparing an athlete for competition, rather he built personal relationships that transcended the playing field and weight room.”
According to the patrol, Lake was driving west on U.S. 35 when another vehicle, driven by Paul E. Moore, 40, of Thurman, Ohio, pulled into her path. Lake struck Moore’s vehicle and then her vehicle was hit by a semi on the passenger’s side, the patrol said in a release.
Published: Tuesday, March 20, 2018 @ 2:06 AM
FAIRFIELD — Crews responded to the 1400 block of Sherwood Drive on fire reportedly coming from the third floor of an apartment building Tuesday morning, according to Fairfield police.
OTHER LOCAL NEWS: Cause of Xenia house fire on Glen Kegley Drive under investigation
Initial reports indicate smoke and flames were showing around 12:25 a.m., prompting crews to evacuate the building.
We will continue to update this story as additional details become available.
Published: Friday, March 02, 2018 @ 2:52 AM
Updated: Tuesday, March 20, 2018 @ 1:14 AM
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Published: Monday, March 19, 2018 @ 11:23 PM
KETTERING — Lyn Grant has gotten comfortable during the nearly 40 years she has lived in Kettering.
But she's not naive enough to allow her comfort to lull her into unrealistic feelings of safety.
"I've notice the neighborhood changing a little bit," Grant told News Center 7's Lauren Clark on Monday evening. "We had a car stolen once."
To keep tabs on her neighborhood and its surroundings, Grant said she'll probably make use of a new online crime-mapping tool the police department is offering in partnership with LexisNexis Risk Solutions "to be aware, to be on the lookout."
The tool, Community Crime Map, makes information easily available for Grant and her neighbors who want to monitor crime.
According to Kettering police officials, Grant and people like her inspired the department to partner with LexisNexis to create the crime-mapping tool.
OTHER LOCAL NEWS: Find out what happened to resident who shot an intruder
It's easy to use:
* Either enter your ZIP code or select OH-Kettering from the pull down list of communities
* You can also search by date range and event
* All incidents in the area you select will display on the map by type of crime
* The Data Grid tab displays crime information by incident type, date, location
* The Analytics tab displays graphs and charts of crimes by type, by day of the week and time of day
* In the top right corner of the page, you can sign up for daily, weekly or monthly crime alerts by incident type
Residents also can sign up to receive crime alerts and neighborhood watch email reports of recent crimes from the police department.
Miami Twp. recently contracted with LexisNexis to provide the service. Troy in Miami County and Bellbrook in Greene County are doing the same.
If your community has partnered with LexisNexis, you too can find out crime data for where you live.
Published: Monday, March 19, 2018 @ 7:34 PM
MIAMI VALLEY — Spring will officially arrive at 12:15 p.m. on Tuesday, but someone forgot to tell Mother Nature. A winter storm is taking aim on the Miami Valley and will bring a mix of freezing rain, sleet and snow to the region over the next 48 hours.
RELATED: Winter Weather Advisory in effect
Precipitation is expected to develop early Tuesday morning across the far southern Miami Valley and spread northward toward I-70 by daybreak. Much of the precipitation will fall as rain, but as temperatures drop toward daybreak, a band of freezing rain is possible.
The morning commute may not be too bad, Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell said.
"The last few days of mild temperatures has helped push road surface temperatures well above freezing. That means that main roads should just be wet early Tuesday," he said. "However, elevated surfaces like cars, bridges and decks could become slippery."
But the wintry weather won't be over yet.
A Winter Weather Advisory will go into effect as of 8 p.m. Tuesday and continue until 8 p.m. Wednesday. A break in the precipitation is expected midday Tuesday before returning in the evening. As temperatures drop after sunset, snow will become the primary form of precipitation and it will increase in coverage and intensity Tuesday night, Elwell.
"Snowfall amounts will generally range from 2 to 4 inches by mid-morning Wednesday," Elwell said. "But isolated higher amounts are possible.
This is something we'll have to watch closely as new model data comes in."