Parole board to release Springfield man who murdered father, brother 

Published: Wednesday, March 15, 2017 @ 8:38 PM

SPRINGFIELD -- A Springfield man who murdered his father and brother with an ax in 1987 will be released next month on parole after serving 30 years, despite objections from the Clark County Prosecutor’s Office. 

Jerry Rogan was 20 at the time of the slayings. 

He pleaded no contest to charges of murder in the slaying of his 15-year-old brother, Terry Rogan, and 55-year-old father, Perry Rogan. He was sentenced to 30 years to life in prison.

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The father and son were murdered with an ax as they slept, the Springfield News-Sun reported at the time. Jerry Rogan called police and said the pair were “gone.” Police said he later admitted to committing the murders.

The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction parole board approved his release in January, according to its website, and he’s scheduled to get out of prison in April. 

He’ll be on supervised parole for five years.

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The Clark County Prosecutor’s Office opposed Rogan’s release at the board meeting, Prosecutor Andy Wilson said, but the board granted parole.

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Kettering police investigate robbery at CVS store

Published: Sunday, April 30, 2017 @ 2:10 PM

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Police in Kettering are responding to a reported robbery at CVS, 1785 Woodman Drive.

Officers responded to the call around 2 p.m.

Scanner traffic indicated a K-9 unit was requested to the scene in an effort to track the robber’s whereabouts after leaving the store.

We’ll update this story as more information becomes available.

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Drivers take note: Hollywood comes to Dayton, closing some streets

Published: Sunday, April 30, 2017 @ 1:18 PM

Hollywood is showing Dayton some love, but that means downtown workers, residents and visitors face minor traffic disruptions as stars of the silver screen shoot a new crime movie.

Scenes from the “Old Man and the Gun,” starring Academy award winners Robert Redford and Casey Affleck, will be filmed Monday and Tuesday at multiple downtown locations.

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The movie’s production crew will film at the Liberty Savings Bank building on West Second Street, which will be closed between Ludlow and Wilkinson streets starting at 6:30 a.m. Monday.

Second Street from Main to Ludlow streets also will be shut down from 7 p.m. Monday to 7 p.m. Tuesday.

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Film crews will have vehicles, lights and boom lifts parked on Second Street over those two days, according to FilmDayton.

Though road closures create a minor traffic inconvenience, the movie will be a jolt in the arm for the local economy, said FilmDayton, a local nonprofit dedicated to building the region’s filming community.

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The film is working with a variety of local businesses and groups, including 1st Financial, Table 33, Lucky’s Taproom & Eatery, the Arts Garage and Key Bank.

“Old Man and the Gun” is directed by David Lowery, whose credits include the 2016 Disney film “Pete’s Dragon,” and the upcoming spine-tingler “A Ghost Story,” also starring Affleck and Rooney Mara.

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The film is based on a New Yorker story about Forrest Tucker, a real-life career stickup man who robbed a bank at age 78, according to the magazine.

The crew filmed in Hamilton earlier this week.

I-Team: Funeral home violations

Published: Wednesday, April 26, 2017 @ 2:12 PM

When you lose a loved one, the last thing you want to worry about is losing your money too.

See how some funeral homes violate the law, and who’s working to catch them.

The I-Team investigation is Monday beginning at 5 p.m. on News Center 7.

Fairborn police searching for missing elderly man

Published: Sunday, April 30, 2017 @ 8:34 AM

Fairborn police are requesting the public's help in finding a missing man.

Alfred Henry, 75, was last seen yesterday around 9 a.m. driving a maroon Chevy Lumina with license plate number CA37ED. 

Fairborn police said Henry recently suffered a stroke and does not have his needed medication. 

Anyone with information on his location is encouraged to call Fairborn police at 937-754-3000 option 2.