Ohio high school student arrested after gun found on campus

Published: Friday, October 06, 2017 @ 7:42 AM
Updated: Friday, October 06, 2017 @ 7:41 AM

Police say an Ohio high school student face criminal charges after officers found a handgun in a backpack on the school campus.

The unidentified student was arrested Thursday morning at Thomas Worthington High School outside of Columbus. Worthington police say the student will be charged with felony possession of a deadly weapon in a school safety zone and misdemeanor charges of carrying a concealed weapon and inducing panic.

Police are investigating whether a second student had the gun earlier in the day.

Worthington High School Principal Pete Scully sent an email to families Thursday that said school officials contacted police after being told the student had a gun.

Scully's email said no threats had been made by the student.

Family of 6 loses everything in fire that leaves woman critically hurt

Published: Wednesday, December 13, 2017 @ 7:09 AM
Updated: Wednesday, December 13, 2017 @ 9:45 PM

RAW: Pearl Street fire consumes Miamisburg house

UPDATE @ 9:45 p.m.

A family of six lost who everything in a Wednesday morning fire feel fortunate they all made it out alive.

David Gilbert, and his fiancee, Becky McGeorge, three daughters, ages 13, 7 and 5, and son, 3, all lived in the house in the 1100 block of East Pearl Street that was destroyed.

Lena Gilbert, David’s sister, said there’s no clue how the fire started. The 13-year-old girl left for school at 6:20 a.m., and everything was fine then, she said.

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“By 6:49 (a.m.) the house was fully engulfed,” Gilbert said.

McGeorge is improving, but is still in critical condition and using a ventilator at Miami Valley Hospital, Gilbert said.

“She is actually coming around. She is giving the doctors notes to call David,” she said. “Since we got good news on Becky, that’s all that matters.”

The Gilbert family lost two dogs in the fire and all the children’s Christmas presents. They had no renter’s insurance and their vehicles were only covered by liability insurance.

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“It’s devastating, Lena Gilbert said. “They just have nothing, really.”

Meanwhile, they are staying with her, she said.

“We are fortunate that they all made it out,” Gilbert said. “That’s all we can ask for. Everything else is replaceable. They are not.”

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FIRST REPORT

A woman was seriously injured early today in a Miamisburg house fire from which three other family members escaped.

Miami Valley Fire District Chief Matthew Queen said the victim, whose age was not provided, was taken by relatives to a hospital after the fire broke out in the 1100 block of East Pearl Street.

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Initial responders described it as a blaze with heat so intense it damaged neighboring property and prompted firefighters to take a defensive approach.

Queen characterized the victim’s unspecified injuries as “serious.” He declined to identify her or other family in the home at the time of the fire, but initial reports indicated it involved two adults and two children.

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“The structure sustained heavy damage and will likely be considered a total loss,” he stated in an email. “We do not have an estimate at this time, but the investigation is ongoing.”

Queen said this morning it was unknown whether smoke detectors were in the home.

“It is too early in the investigation to know that,” Queen said.

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It’s also too early to determine a cause of the blaze, said MVFD Fire Marshal Bob Pugh.

Crews responded just before 7 a.m. and fire crews on the scene said the roof “had already opened up.” The intensity of the flames kept crews from entering the home for some time.

Local groups hold vigil for victims of gun violence

Published: Wednesday, December 13, 2017 @ 5:54 PM

Local groups hold vigil for victims of gun violence

The Organizing for Action and Dayton Indivisible For All is hosting a candlelight vigil To End Gun Violence in remembrance of the those who lost their lives in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in 2012. 

The event is being held today at Christ Episcopal Church in Dayton. Thursday, Dec. 14 marks the five year anniversary of the Sandy Hook school massacre in which a gunman killed 26 students and adults in Newtown, Ct. 

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OFA and DIFA are partnering with the Newtown Foundation and other gun violence prevention organizations in a nationwide tribute to end gun violence. 

The vigil will also be a tribute to the more than 500,000 victims and survivors of gun violence since Dec. 2012, including the 58 Las Vegas concert-goers who were gunned down in October. More than 500 people were also injured during the Las Vegas shooting.

Report: Baseball club robbed overnight

Published: Wednesday, December 13, 2017 @ 9:04 PM

The Miami Valley Wolverines Baseball Club was robbed overnight of approximately $1,650, according to a Dayton police incident report.

According to the report filed Wednesday, the suspect or suspects broke into the club by creating a hole in a wall that measured 2 feet by 3 feet. 

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The club is at the East Town Bingo Center on Falke Road. 

If you have any information regarding this case, you are asked to call Miami Valley Crime Stoppers at 937-222-STOP. 

Have a tip? Call our monitiored 24-hour line, 937-259-2237, or send it to newsdesk@cmgohio.com.

$5,000 in merchandise stolen from local auto shop

Published: Wednesday, December 13, 2017 @ 8:52 PM

An estimated $5,000 in tires was stolen from Main Auto and Tire, according to a Dayton Police incident report.

According to the report filed Wednesday, the store manager notified police when he arrived for the morning shift and noticed the alarm key pad, which is monitored by ADT, was beeping. 

Also, the outside security lights were flashing. 

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The security company never notified Dayton police of the break in, according to the report. 

As many as 30 tires were reported missing. According to the store manager, this is the second time the shop has been broken into in a little over a month. 

No arrests have been made. 

If you have any information about the incident, you are asked to call Miami Valley Crime stoppers at 937-222-STOP. 

Got a tip? Call our monitored 24-hour line, 937-259-2237, or send it to newsdesk@cmgohio.com.