log in to manage your profile and account
- Create your account
- Receive up-to-date newsletters
- Set up text alerts
Published: Tuesday, August 08, 2017 @ 1:34 PM
Updated: Tuesday, August 08, 2017 @ 2:35 PM
UPDATE @ 2:36 p.m.
Kylen Gregory’s attorney said his client did have a gun and did pull the trigger, but that there was no plan to injure anyone let alone result in a death.
“We believe that Kylen is innocent of the (major) charges in the indictment,” Jon Paul Rion said. “There was no intent to cause any physical harm to any person in this case. It is a definite tragedy. It clearly involves a lack of judgment, but it’s not murder.”
Rion said he believes his client has been overcharged.
“The law requires an amount of intentionality when it comes to felonious assault and murder charges,” Rion said. “There’s no evidence of that, in fact there’s evidence that there was no intent.”
Rion said his client will plead not guilty during the Thursday arraignment and that he will seek a jury trial.
UPDATE @ 2:13 p.m.
Ronnie Bowers was shot the evening of Sept. 4, 2016 following the Alter Fest event. He died from his injuries Sept. 6, 2016.
In July of this year, the juvenile court judge granted a motion for the transfer of Kylen Gregory’s case to adult court.
All of Gregory’s count include three‐year firearm specifications, according to the prosecutor's office.
Gregory has a $1 million bond at the Montgomery County Juvenile Detention Center.
"This was a tragic and senseless shooting. Ronnie Bowers, a completely innocent victim, was killed because he was in the wrong place at the wrong time and got caught in someone else's fight,” said Prosecutor Mat Heck in a release.
The suspected shooter in the killing of Kettering teen Ronnie Bowers has been indicted on murder and other charges.
Kylen Gregory, 17, was indicted by a grand jury today and remains in custody, according to court records.
Gregory was indicted on two counts of murder, five counts of felonious assault and a single count of discharging a firearm at or near a prohibited premise, according to the indictment.
Gregory is expected in court Thursday for his arraignment in Montgomery County Common Pleas Court.
Published: Sunday, February 25, 2018 @ 9:04 AM
Updated: Sunday, February 25, 2018 @ 3:30 PM
— Flooding overnight is still affecting the area with road closures due to high water.
Published: Sunday, February 25, 2018 @ 4:00 PM
Updated: Sunday, February 25, 2018 @ 4:00 PM
MIDDLETOWN — UPDATE @ 3:30 p.m.:
The mystery of what caused loud booms Saturday night in Middletown has been solved.
Large rainfall during the removal of hot slag from the AK Steel plant caused “a louder than usual noise,” said Douglas Huffnagel from Stein.
Slag is a byproduct of the steelmaking process and can be extremely hot. When moisture hits slag, it can cause a loud noise.
Huffnagel said no one was injured and no equipment was damaged.
For more than 60 years Stein Inc. has been providing slag processing and steel mill services, according to its website.
UPDATE @ 1 a.m.
There were numerous reports of several loud explosions Saturday night, but Middletown police said on social media they were not aware of any explosions and had not responded to one.
Middletown residents reported the blasts were believed to have come from AK Steel Corp., but the company told Middletown police they were fine.
There have been numerous reports of several loud explosions Saturday night at AK Steel Corp.
Middletown dispatch confirmed they received reports of a possible explosion, but said they are not aware of the cause of the noise reported, nor where it may have occurred.
Witnesses said the blasts happened sometime around 11:20 p.m.
We are working to learn more about what happened, and whether there were any injuries.
Published: Friday, February 23, 2018 @ 4:27 AM
Updated: Sunday, February 25, 2018 @ 4:00 PM
— Many rivers are in flood stages due to the recent rains, which included a record-breaking day for Dayton, which saw 1.84 inches of rain Saturday to surpass the old daily rainfall record of 1.63 inches set in 2016.
With all the rain, the Great Miami River in Dayton is expected to crest around 7 p.m. today at 32.2 feet, Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar said.
Other rivers are considered in minor flood stage, such as the Mad River near Springfield, the Little Miami River near Spring Valley in Greene County and the Great Miami River near Middletown in Butler County. These rivers are expected to recede heading into Monday.
The Great Miami River near Sidney is expected to crest in minor flood stage early Monday, then recede, Collar said.
There are flood alerts over the next couple days.
There’s a lag between the heavy rain and water levels rising, which is why creeks, streams and rivers won’t recede until the start to the new week, Zontini said.
The Great Miami River is expected to crest, or hit its highest levels, this weekend.
In Troy, the Great Miami River is expected to crest at 13.6 feet Sunday, and in Dayton, the river is expected to crest, also Sunday, at 32.2 feet. And in Middletown, the Great Miami River is expected to crest at 12.4 feet Sunday.
The Stillwater River in Englewood is expected to crest Monday at 33.6 feet.
When the river does crest, here are the areas that will see flooding, according to the National Weather Service.
ENGLEWOOD (Stillwater River)
DAYTON (Great Miami River)
SIDNEY (Great Miami River)
Published: Sunday, February 25, 2018 @ 4:52 AM
Updated: Sunday, February 25, 2018 @ 3:35 PM
— Partly cloudy skies are expected this afternoon. It will be dry with highs in the upper 40s. Some spots may get into the lower 50s. It also will be breezy with winds gusting over 25 mph at times, Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar said.
Tonight: A dry and cool night is expected. Temperatures will drop into the middle 30s.
Monday: Mostly sunny skies are expected with highs in the lower to middle 50s.
Tuesday: We get back into the upper 50s with mostly sunny skies.
Wednesday: The chance for rain returns in the afternoon and evening. Highs will be in the upper 50s.