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Published: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 @ 11:53 PM
MIAMISBURG — A Navy veteran is serious about his flag and Miamisburg police have an incident report about the theft of it and the pole from which it had been flying for more than a year.
Someone made off with his 5-by-7 foot flag, the pole and display light Veterans Day weekend -- sometime between Thursday night and Friday morning, David Schechter told News Center 7's James Buechele on Tuesday night.
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"I've always flown a flag everywhere I lived I never had one that tall and now it's gone," he said.
Schechter said he didn't realize the flag was missing until a friend asked him whether he had taken it down. He looked up. It was gone. It had been flying since August 2016.
The flag is special to the former flight mechanic because the Navy gave it to him on his last day at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, in Washington State, where he served from 1992 to 1996. Until late last week, he had kept the flag with him for 20 years.
"I just want the flag back," he said. "They can keep the pole."
His fiancee filed the theft report with police.
Published: Saturday, February 17, 2018 @ 2:27 PM
Updated: Saturday, February 17, 2018 @ 3:52 PM
— UPDATE @ 3:50 p.m.
Firefighters are calling a blaze suspicious that broke out in a Dayton house Saturday afternoon.
Investigators said the fire was located in the kitchen area of a vacant house around 2:15 p.m. Saturday.
No injuries were reported.
Fire crews have responded to a house fire in the first block of Victor Avenue in Dayton Saturday afternoon.
Emergency crews were dispatched around 2:15 p.m. and reported heavy smoke coming from the structure.
Initial reports indicate the structure is believe to be vacant, and the fire was located in the kitchen area of the house.
Published: Saturday, February 17, 2018 @ 3:38 PM
FRANKLIN — Fire crews have responded to reports of a house fire in the 900 block of Turner Lane in Franklin Saturday afternoon.
Firefighters reported heavy smoke and flames coming from the house around 3:25 p.m.
Initial reports indicate at least one person might have been injured.
Published: Saturday, February 17, 2018 @ 3:21 PM
WARREN COUNTY — Two hikers, one of which was injured, have been located and rescued at Caesar Creek State Park in Warren County Saturday, according to dispatchers.
Emergency crews responded to the state park on reports of at least one injured hiker around 1:40 p.m., dispatchers told this news organization.
One hiker was found suffering from a hip injury. One, or both of the hikers were also showing signs of hypothermia, according to officials.
Rescue crews had to use a boat to get the injured hikers to safety. Around 3:15 p.m., scanner traffic from the scene indicated both hikers were off the boat and safely on land at one of the boat ramps with medics tending to them.
Additional details were not available.
Published: Saturday, February 17, 2018 @ 5:54 AM
Updated: Saturday, February 17, 2018 @ 10:20 AM
— Clouds thicken through the morning with a chance of rain and snow showers to develop from the south. Highs will be in the upper 30s. Rain and snow showers push through during the evening before ending into the night. Little or no snow accumulation is expected. Overnight lows fall into the upper 20s. Isolated slick spots possible.
Sunday: Becoming mostly sunny through mid-afternoon before clouds return. Highs will be warmer, climbing into the upper 40s. Rain is expected to develop at night.
Monday: Rain showers likely, but mild with highs in the lower 60s. It will be a bit breezy at times during the day.
Tuesday: It will likely rain with a chance for a few thunderstorms. It will be breezy and unseasonably warm. Highs will top out near 70 degrees.
Wednesday: Rain will be likely in the morning and then taper off with lingering clouds. It will turn cooler with early highs in the upper 50s.