Pike County Murders: Rhoden family makes plea for information

Published: Friday, April 21, 2017 @ 9:01 AM

Pike County Murders: Rhoden family makes plea for information

PIKE COUNTY — The Ohio Attorney General's Office released a video message from Geneva Rhoden and Teresa Grebing, who are pleading for information that could assist in the investigation into the murders of their loved ones.  

Eight people, members of the Rhoden, Gilley, and Manley families, were found dead on April 22, 2016. 

In the 28 minute video, Geneva Rhoden, the mother of Christopher Sr. and Kenneth Rhoden, pleaded for someone to come forward with information about the murders.

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“I would like to say from a mother’s heart, that I hurt so bad inside from the day that I found out,” Geneva Rhoden says in the video. “I would like to say if there’s someone out there that knows anything about what happened, would they please please come forward and tell what happened.”

WATCH VIDEO: Rhoden Family Message

She said it was like the world ended when she found out what happened to her family.

Anyone with information on the Rhoden, Gilley and Manley murders is asked to call 

 Bureau of Criminal Investigation,1-855-BCI-OHIO (224-6446) or the Pike County Sheriff's Office at 740-947-2111. 

Southern Ohio Crime Stoppers will pay reward money for information leading to an arrest and conviction in the Rhoden,Gilley and Manley murders. 

To make a donation to the reward fund, write a check for Southern Ohio Crime Stoppers. In the memo line, indicate your donation is for the Rhoden,Gilley and Manley murders. Checks can be mailed to: Deputy Dave Weber, c/o: Ross County Sheriff's Office, 28 North Paint St., Chillicothe, Ohio 45601.
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OVI checkpoint locations announced in Dayton on Friday

Published: Friday, December 15, 2017 @ 10:13 AM

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Dayton police and the Montgomery County OVI Task Force have announced the locations of an OVI checkpoint that will be conducted Friday night. 

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The checkpoint will start at 8 p.m. near the intersection of North Main Street and Hillcrest Avenue, Dayton police said in a tweet Friday. The checkpoint will be moved to the area of Salem and Hillcrest avenues later in the night. 

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596 alcohol-related crashes were reported in Montgomery County in 2016, leading to 14 deaths and 273 injured, Dayton police said in a media release earlier this week. 

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Funds for the checkpoint will be provided by the Combined Agency OVI Task Force of Montgomery County. 

The location of the checkpoint was announced to the public in accordance with Ohio law. 

Middletown city offices closing today at noon

Published: Friday, December 15, 2017 @ 10:04 AM

            Middletown city offices will be closed from noon to 5 p.m. today, Dec. 15, for the annual Employee Recognition Luncheon. NICK GRAHAM/STAFF
Middletown city offices will be closed from noon to 5 p.m. today, Dec. 15, for the annual Employee Recognition Luncheon. NICK GRAHAM/STAFF

Middletown city offices will be closed from noon to 5 p.m. today, Dec. 15, for the annual Employee Recognition Luncheon.

All offices of the city will be closed during that time, with the following exceptions:

  • Division of Police
  • Division of Fire
  • Transit Service
  • Water Treatment

The Middletown City School offices, which are also located in the city building, will be open for business as usual.

Santa Claus visits babies in Dayton NICU

Published: Thursday, December 14, 2017 @ 7:13 PM

Santa Claus visits the NICU at Miami Valley Hospital

Santa Claus paid a visit to the NICU of the Miami Valley Hospital tonight to spend time with its infants. 

The early holiday visit started at 6 p.m. at the Berry Women's Center Building. 

The NICU "elf" was there to take photos with Santa and the babies. MVH has approximately 30 to 40 infants in its NICU. 

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According to the hospital, Santa's visit has been a positive experience for families over the years as they celebrate their babies first Christmas.

Bolts Sports Cafe in Englewood to open as usual after small fire Thursday night

Published: Thursday, December 14, 2017 @ 8:58 PM

A small fire Thursday evening led Bolts Sports Cafe to close early.

Staff said the restaurant at 910 S. Main St. will open as usual at 11 a.m. Friday.

Englewood fire crews were called just before 6:30 p.m. for a small fire outside the building. Five engines responded, and all crews cleared in about an hour, according to city police and fire dispatch.

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No cause of the fire has been reported, and there were no injuries.

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