Preble County man, accused of killing his son, found guilty on murder charge

Published: Tuesday, January 30, 2018 @ 9:05 AM

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A Preble County man accused of murdering his son in Dec. 2016 was found guilty by a jury last week. 

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Gabriel Schaaf, 58, of Lewisburg, was accused of killing his son, Jonathan Schaaf, 29, in a home on Sonora Road. 

Gabriel was convicted on aggravated murder and tampering with evidence charges, with the possibility of 20-years to life in prison, Preble County Prosecutor Martin Votel said in a media release Tuesday.

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Sentencing was scheduled for March 13. 

Gabriel originally told investigators his son received threats weeks before his death, before later admitting to killing Jonathan with a hatchet, Votel said in the release. Gabriel also admitted to deputies a 911 call he made that claimed he found his son dead and the front door ajar had been a lie, Votel said. 

Gabriel had also claimed to investigators that he acted in self-defense, prosecutors said. 

“While the motive for the killing remains unknown, it is beyond dispute that (Gabriel) wanted his son dead and that he acted swiftly and with specific intent to end his life,” Votel said. 

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Rain returning, flooding threat increasing

Published: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 @ 3:36 AM
Updated: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 @ 12:40 PM

Tree down on East Dorothy Lane

>> WHIO Doppler 7 Interactive Radar


  • Rain, few storms late tonight
  • Chance for freezing rain early Thursday
  • More rain, heavy at times Friday into the weekend

(Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini)

>> 5-Day Forecast


This evening: Clouds will be on the increase with gusty winds. Temperatures will stay in the 70s. 

Tonight: Rain will develop, mainly after midnight. A few thunderstorms will be possible. Temperatures will drop into the upper 50s by morning. It will remain breezy.

Record breaking warmth will fuel strong storms tonight.

Wednesday: Rain likely. A rumble of thunder possible early, mainly south. Temperatures will fall through the 50s into the 40s by evening. As temperatures drop, rain may change to freezing rain late at night across the northern Miami Valley.

(Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini)

(Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini)

Thursday: Rain will be around in the morning and may begin as freezing rain, mainly north of I-70. Temperatures will start the day in the lower 30s and climb into the middle 40s. The afternoon should dry out.

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Friday: Rain returns. The rain may be heavy at times. It will be milder with highs in the upper 50s. Heavy rain may lead to flooding issues.

(Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini)

>> The Ohio River is rising, prompting flood warnings for some areas

Saturday: Rain likely. The rain may be heavy at times. A rumble of thunder will also be possible, mainly south. Heavy rain may lead to flooding issues. It will also become windy at times with highs near 60 degrees.

Sunday: There will likely be rain in the morning with clouds lingering into the afternoon. It will be windy with highs cooling into the middle 50s.

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Police investigating after bones found behind Dayton home

Published: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 @ 2:09 PM
Updated: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 @ 2:47 PM

Bones found Riverside Drive

Dayton police are conducting an investigation after bones were found behind a house on Riverside Drive Tuesday afternoon. 

Officers responded to the 1900 block of Riverside Drive around 1:30 p.m. after a caller reported finding four bones while they were removing brush behind a house. 

Police said they are not sure what kind of bones were found, and are working to determine if anything suspicious might have occurred. 

We have a crew on the way and we’ll update this page as new details become available. 

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Donald Trump’s alleged porn star mistress Stormy Daniels coming to Dayton-area strip club

Published: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 @ 3:31 PM

Donald Trump and Stormy Daniels
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Donald Trump and Stormy Daniels(REX/Shutterstock; Ethan Miller/Getty)

The Miami Valley will be a tad more presidential this summer ... allegedly

Stormy Daniels, the porn star allegedly paid $130,000 to keep quiet about an affair with President Donald Trump, has booked a Aug. 3 and 4 appearance at Diamonds Cabaret, 960 Miamisburg Centerville Road in Washington Twp., Montgomery County. 

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Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, posted the local stop, one of about a dozen new appearances, on her Twitter page. 

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Daniels allegedly had an affair with Trump in 2006. The president has denied the affair. 

Messages seeking comment were left on Diamonds’ voicemail and via Facebook Messenger. 

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Woman killed in front of 2 children, reward offered

Published: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 @ 3:04 PM


A $2,500 reward is being offered for information that leads to the arrest of arrests of anyone involved in the shooting death of a woman shot in front of two children on Friday.

Keyona Murray, 22, died at Miami Valley Hospital after being transported from a home in the 100 block of Lorenz Avenue in Dayton, where she was shot in the head, according to police.

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Murray was sitting in the bedroom with her 2-year-old child, 2-year-old nephew and another adult when someone fired numerous gunshots into the house.

Miami Valley Crime Stoppers is offering the reward and said anyone providing tips can remain anonymous.

“We also know that in all likelihood, someone in the community knows who committed this heinous crime, so Miami Valley Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest or arrests of anyone involved,” the organization said in a prepared statement. “Keyona succumbed to her injuries later that night, leaving many to mourn her loss after this senseless act of violence.”

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