Miami County sheriff seeks $730K more in budget, wants say in any cuts

Published: Tuesday, November 07, 2017 @ 6:00 AM


            Miami County Sheriff Dave Duchak, taking the oath of office.
Miami County Sheriff Dave Duchak, taking the oath of office.

TROY - Miami County Sheriff Dave Duchak discussed the sheriff office’s proposed 2018 budget with the county commission, asking that he be involved in any cuts that need to be made.

Duchak, who is in his first year as the elected sheriff, said last week the budget includes a $730,000 increase over 2017. He explained that the proposed additions include money for cost of living and step raises, a new fiscal officer position, a new deputy to help fill school resource officer demands and added costs incurred with opening a third 60-prisoner pod at the county Incarceration Facility.

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Duchak, who was chief deputy for former Sheriff Charles Cox the past few years, told commissioners Jack Evans and Greg Simmons he understands the county budget can be tight and less spending preferred.

To avoid past problems, including “having to constantly move money around” when cuts were made without the office’s notification in the past, Duchak asked commissioners to include him and administrative assistant Rena Gumerlock in any needed cuts.

“If there has to be adjustments made, I would prefer Rena and I be able to do that,” he said.

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Commission President Jack Evans said, “We can sit down and talk with you about it.”

The request “makes sense,” Commissioner Greg Simmons, in his first year on the commission, said. The third commissioner, John “Bud” O’Brien was not at the meeting.

The commissioners last week wrapped up annual budget meetings with elected officials and other department heads in the county. The meetings are held as part of preparations for the county’s annual appropriations, which are approved by the commission near year’s end.

Dayton traffic from the WHIO Traffic Center

Published: Tuesday, November 21, 2017 @ 3:56 AM
Updated: Friday, November 24, 2017 @ 2:30 PM

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MONTGOMERY COUNTY

  • Alex-Bell Road will be closed for work on the Washington Twp. bridge over Holes Creek until Nov. 30. More information, including detour information, is available here.
  • Stewart Street Ramp to US 35 East, RAMP CLOSURE March 28 - Sept 30, 2018. The official detour is: Stewart Street to Edwin C. Moses Boulevard to I-75 north to US 35 west to James H. McGee Blvd. to US 35 east
  • US 35 west ramps to I-75 north and south, RAMP CLOSURE Nov. 30 at 10 p.m. - Dec. 1 at 5 a.m. The official detour is: US 35 west to James H. McGee Boulevard to US 35 east to I-75 north and south 

DARKE COUNTY 

  • SR 705 near Groff Road, Daily lane closures Nov. 27 - Dec. 11 between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. One lane will remain open for travel in each direction through the use of flaggers.
SHELBY COUNTY  
  • SR 29 between Cisco Road and West Russell Road, Daily lane closures Nov. 27 - Jan. 1 between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. One lane will be open for travel in each direction through the use of flaggers. 

Man in stable condition after motorcycle crash in Greene County

Published: Friday, November 24, 2017 @ 10:50 PM

UPDATE @ 12:55 a.m: One man is in stable condition at Miami Valley Hospital after being flown by a medical helicopter from a motorcycle crash on Jasper Road Friday evening.

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The incident occurred around 10:40 p.m.

According to The Ohio Highway State Patrol, the individual has a few broken bones and is expected to recover.

INITIAL REPORT

A medical helicopter has been called to a motorcycle crash on Jasper Road this evening.

Emergency crews responded to the 2800 block of Jasper around 10:40 p.m.

Initial reports indicated at least one person was injured.

We’re working to learn more.

1 stabbed during fight in Dayton, police say

Published: Friday, November 24, 2017 @ 11:09 PM

UPDATE @ 11:31 p.m.:

One person was stabbed and the suspected stabber remains on the loose following a fight on Briarwood Avenue Friday night, according to police.

The man who was stabbed was taken to a local hospital, but is expected to be OK, police said.

Officers did take a juvenile into custody on the scene who may have been involved in the incident, police said.

INITIAL REPORT:

Dayton police have responded to a possible stabbing on Briarwood Avenue this evening.

Initial reports indicated that multiple people were fighting and that at least one person was possibly stabbed.

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The incident was reported around 11 p.m. in the 400 block of Briarwood.

A caller to our news room said he saw a large response from police.

We’re working to learn more.

6 children shot, 1 killed in Cleveland neighborhood

Published: Friday, November 24, 2017 @ 11:27 PM

FROM THE SCENE: 6 children shot, 1 killed in Cleveland (courtesy of CBS affiliate WOIO).

Six children ranging in age from 12 to 16 years old were shot in a Cleveland neighborhood and one has died, according to CBS affiliate WOIO.

The shooting was reported Friday night in the 11000 Buckeye Road, WOIO reported.

According to WOIO, Cleveland police had blocked off East 116th Street and Buckeye Road following the shooting.

WOIO reported an unknown number of suspects dressed in black hooded sweatshirts remained on the loose Friday night.

The shooting was reported as a gunfight in the street.