Man, armed with box cutter, robs Springfield hotel

Published: Thursday, April 20, 2017 @ 2:46 AM

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JEFF GUERINI/STAFF(Breaking News Staff)

Police said a man, armed with a box cutter, robbed the Fairfield Inn in Springfield early Thursday morning.

Officers were dispatched to the hotel at 1870 West First Street around 12:45 a.m. Thursday after an employee reported the robbery. 

Dispatchers said the man displayed a box cutter during the robbery, demanded cash, and fled the area on foot.

The suspect was “covered from head to toe” during the incident, according to police. Scanner traffic from investigators indicate the man used a scarf to cover his face and was wearing gloves. 

No injuries were reported. 

Additional details were not available. 

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Woman taken to hospital after Miamisburg fire; garage set afire last week

Published: Friday, October 20, 2017 @ 10:03 PM
Updated: Friday, October 20, 2017 @ 11:00 PM

FROM SCENE: One sent to hospital from Miamisburg house fire

UPDATE @ 11 p.m.

A 21-year-old woman was taken to a local hospital tonight to be treated for smoke inhalation.

The property owner said there was a fire last week at the home’s detatched garage, though he would not provide further details about that incident.

The owner of the dwelling in the 700 block of East Central Avenue said there are three people who live on the first floor: an infant, the woman and the woman’s mother. There is one person who lives on the second floor.

The cause of the fire is under investigation, according to the Miami Valley Fire District.

UPDATE @ 10:10 p.m.

One person was sent to a local hospital tonight after a house fire in Miamisburg.

The fire was reported in the 700 block of East Central Avenue.

The victim’s condition was unknown.

FIRST REPORT

Firefighters were called tonight to a house fire in Miamisburg.

The fire was reported around 9:30 p.m. in the 700 block of East Central Avenue.

According to initial reports, fire was showing from the rear of the two-story house.

We have a crew on the way and will update this report.

SB I-75 back open after semi, 2-car crash in Tipp City

Published: Friday, October 20, 2017 @ 8:34 PM
Updated: Friday, October 20, 2017 @ 9:30 PM

FROM SCENE: I-75 in Tipp City closed for crash between semi, 2 cars

UPDATE @ 9:30 p.m.

Two southbound lanes of Intersate 75 in Tipp City are back open following a crash involving a semi hauling new cars and two cars.

A third lane remains closed for road construction.

FIRST REPORT

The southbound lanes of Interstate 75 in Tipp City are closed tonight following a crash involving a semi and two cars.

The highway is shut down just south of exit 68, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol’s Piqua Post.

The crash was reported around 7:45 p.m.

We have a crew on the way and will update this report.

OVI checkpoint underway in Dayton

Published: Monday, October 16, 2017 @ 5:15 PM
Updated: Friday, October 20, 2017 @ 8:00 PM

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UPDATE @ 1:40 p.m. (Oct. 20):

OVI checkpoints will be held between 8 p.m. and 1 a.m. in two Dayton locations.

Police will be out in the area of East Third and Terry streets and Keowee and East Fifth streets.

State law requires law enforcement to announce sobriety checkpoints ahead of time.

INITIAL REPORT:

A sobriety checkpoint in Dayton is planned for this weekend. 

The Combined Agency OVI Task Force of Montgomery County will operate the enforcement, according to a statement released Monday afternoon. The location will be revealed this week. 

OTHER LOCAL NEWS: Lawyer denies mishandling estate

According to the OVI task force, there were 596 alcohol-related crashes in Montgomery County in 2016. 

Fourteen people were killed and 273 were injured in those accidents. 

The majority of the deadliest crashes occur on weekends, according to task force officials.

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Girl climbs out from under pickup unscathed after her bike is hit

Published: Friday, October 20, 2017 @ 5:22 PM
Updated: Friday, October 20, 2017 @ 5:40 PM

North main in New Carlisle child struck

UPDATE @ 5:40 p.m.

A girl and her bicycle landed underneath a pickup truck after she was hit by the vehicle.

The girl was able to climb out from underneath the Chevrolet Avalanche unscathed, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol’s Springfield Post.

The driver was headed south on North Main Main Street and tried to avoid the girl who rode into traffic, the trooper said.

FIRST REPORT

A child riding a bicycle was hit by a car late this afternoon in New Carlisle.

The incident was reported around 5 p.m. in the 400 block of North Main Street.

The severity of the child’s injuries is unknown.

We have a crew on the way and will update this report.