Man shot in Springfield was riding motorcycle at the time

Published: Thursday, March 16, 2017 @ 8:41 PM
Updated: Friday, March 17, 2017 @ 12:00 PM

A man was shot near the corner of Linden and Southern in Springfield Thursday night.

UPDATE @ noon (March 17)

Springfield police have identified the man shot Thursday night on Southern and Linden avenues as Jimmy L. Dornon, 31.

Dornon was found on the ground with a gunshot wound on his left side, according to a police report. He was riding his motorcycle when he was shot by a man driving a white Ford Explorer, police said. Dornon told officers that he had recently sold the SUV to the suspect but didn’t know who he was, according to the report.

UPDATE @ 11:30 p.m. (March 16)

A man shot in the chest is at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton tonight with possibly life-threatening injuries, Springfield police said.

The shooting was reported shortly before 8:30 p.m. near the intersection of Linden and East Southern avenues. The victim is in his 30s, but his name and condition were not available.

No suspect information was released tonight.

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UPDATE @ 9:20 p.m.

A man in his 30s was found by medics on the ground with a gunshot wound near the intersection of East Southern and Linden avenues in Springfield.

Detectives were called to investigate the shooting, reported shortly before 8:30 p.m. The victim’s name and condition was not released, but police said he lived in the area.

FIRST REPORT

Police and medics were called to a shooting tonight in Springfield.

A gunshot victim was reported to be laying on the ground just before 8:30 p.m. near the intersection of East Southern and Linden avenues.

A car was seen leaving on Southern Avenue. We’re on the way and will update this report as we learn details.

Air Force Museum reopened; boil advisory remains for parts of WPAFB

Published: Monday, September 18, 2017 @ 9:32 AM
Updated: Tuesday, September 19, 2017 @ 2:15 PM

Crew ruptured a water main while installing new pipes

UPDATE @ 2:15 p.m. (Sept. 19): 

A water main break flooded an undetermined number of buildings at Wright-Patterson in Area B and led to a two-hour delay in reporting to work for some employees Tuesday, a spokesman said.

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Boil drinking water advisories were lifted in some buildings but remained in effect for others until base environmental personnel were able to test the water as a precaution, according to spokesman Bryan Ripple.

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The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force closed Monday after the water main break along Springfield Street but reopened Tuesday. Drinking water fountains were off-limits, however, until they were tested at the museum, Ripple said.

The water main break impacted some buildings in Area B west of K Street, he said. The extent of water damage was not immediately available.

UPDATE @ 1:14 p.m.: (Sept. 18)

The National Museum of the United States Air Force and some offices in Area B will close for the remainder of the day due to lack of water service, according to base personnel.

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“Base engineers have been unable to restore service after a water main break earlier this morning along Springfield Street adjacent to the base perimeter,” the base said in a prepared statement. “Once service is restored, a precautionary boil advisory for all drinking water in affected facilities will remain in effect until Installation Bioenvironmental Engineers have tested the water and deem it safe to drink.”

A drinking water advisory was issued as a precaution for areas west of K Street in Area B, said Wright-Patterson spokesman Bryan Ripple.

“Only portions of Area B are impacted right now,” he said.

Base spokesman Daryl Mayer said crews were working to fix the water main by the end of the day.

“We’ll have to do an investigation to try and determine what the exact cause of the break was,” he said.

INITIAL REPORT: (Sept. 18)

Around eight to 12 inches of water have flooded a portion of Springfield Street near Wright-Patterson Air Force Base after a construction crew struck a water main Monday morning. \

Officials on the scene said a construction crew was working on replacing underground pipes in the area of Springfield Street and Ohio 444 when a water main was hit by a piece of equipment. 

State troopers said the roadway is passable and remains open. 

There were no reports of boil advisories issued. 

We’ll update this page as we learn more. 

Can’t shush this: Dayton library had a very big August

Published: Monday, September 18, 2017 @ 3:33 PM


            A photo of the grand opening of the new main Dayton Metro Library in downtown. CORNELIUS FROLIK / STAFF
A photo of the grand opening of the new main Dayton Metro Library in downtown. CORNELIUS FROLIK / STAFF

Pools weren’t the only thing in Dayton to make a big splash in August.

The new main Dayton Metro Library, which opened Aug. 5, managed to attract the kinds of crowds better known for marching through the turnstiles at hot new amusement and water park attractions.

Library officials have long insisted that usage of the downtown library would increase dramatically once the aging and blasé facility was replaced with a new, massive, state-of-the-art building.

It’s still early, but the numbers suggest their predictions were on the mark.

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In August, the new main library had 45,523 visitors, which was up 63 percent from August 2015, according to library stats. The main library closed in September 2015.

Granted, the grand opening of the new facility was a major spectacle that was widely attended, which boosted the number of visitors.

But even when the grand opening event is removed from the equation, the library’s attendance was up 42 percent for the three full weeks of August, compared to two years ago.

The library system issued 1,055 new library cards at the main facility last month, and computer usage has increased 44 percent since August 2015.

Circulation of young adult, teen and children materials have more than doubled, and community and study and conference rooms have been booked frequently.

The length of people’s visits has also increased significantly, and many times of the day there are hundreds of people in the building studying, reading, meeting and borrowing materials, said Tim Kambitsch, executive director of the Dayton Metro Library

“While our door counts show a substantial increase, the quality of the user experience is another difference that is easy to note,” Kambitsch said. “The smiling faces, seeing people taking photos to memorialize their visit, pointing at the art work all tell a story of success that numbers cannot convey.”

Grants available for business expansion, investment in Greene County

Published: Tuesday, September 19, 2017 @ 9:56 AM



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The Greene County Community Improvement Corporation is rolling out a grant incentive program for businesses expanding or relocating to the county.

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The Economic Development Incentive Program is aimed at creating jobs and grants are awarded based on that factor as well as additional payroll, fixed-asset investment commitment, return on investment and alignment with the county's strategic goals, the county development department announced today. 

“The EDIP program provides us another tool to further our goals of attracting diverse businesses and assisting our current businesses with growth," Greene County Development Director Paul Newman Jr. said in a prepared statement. "At the end of the day, it’s about creating job opportunities for our citizens in Greene County.” 

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Grant money can be used for workforce training, infrastructure improvements, purchase of land, site development, acquisition of equipment and relocation costs, according to the release. 

A pilot program last year led to five companies, with a combined payroll of $380 million, receiving a total of $525,000 in grant money, according to the release. That money was used to create more than 600 jobs in the county and assisted those companies with $9 million in facility improvements, according to the release. 

Development officials said companies looking to expand will be considered for grants twice a year, and new or relocating companies will be considered at any time.

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A company that receives an EDIP grant commits to staying put for at least 10 years and achieving projected payroll and job goals during that time, according to the release. 

Businesses involving retail will not be considered, nor will start-up businesses or companies that previously received an EDIP grant, according to the release. 

Applications can be found at the Greene County Department of Development website. Completed applications are due by 4 p.m. Oct. 31 and should be sent to county economic development coordinator Eric Henry, ehenry@co.greene.oh.us.

Man accused of sex act in mother-baby unit of hospital has previous convictions

Published: Tuesday, September 19, 2017 @ 9:31 AM

Employees claimed they saw man performing sex act on himself in lounge area

A man with at least four previous arrests for public indecency was arrested again after police said he was caught performing a sex act on himself in the mother-baby waiting area at Kettering Medical Center in front of children.

Joseph Jordan, 45, was arrested by Kettering police at the hospital after two employees at the hospital witnessed him performing the sex act on Sept. 15, according to a statement of facts.

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“Also present in the waiting room were other visitors and their children,” the statement read.

Jordan had previously been trespassed from the hospital property and in January 2016 he was convicted of performing a sex act on himself in the main lobby of the hospital, police said.

In December 2014, Jordan was travelling with a Christmas caroling group in Centerville when he exposed himself to a woman in the group while they were driving to deliver Christmas cookies to members of a local church. He pleaded guilty to a public indecency charge in that case.

In 2016, Jordan was convicted after he was caught performing a sex act on himself in the cafe area of Dorothy Lane Market on Far Hills Avenue in Oakwood.  He also has a previous conviction in Xenia on the same charge, according to court records.