UD released ID of student who fell 6 stories

Published: Monday, April 22, 2013 @ 1:39 PM
Updated: Tuesday, April 23, 2013 @ 1:47 AM

It has been a tumultuous year so far for the University of Dayton, from the St. Patrick’s Day party gone awry to the suspension of basketball standout Matt Kavanaugh, who was accused of assaulting a freshman co-ed. Recently there have been back-to-back tragedies of students falling from dorm windows, resulting in the April 2 death of Larry Cook and the critical injuries suffered April 20 by freshman Michael Fuchs. We would like to hear from UD students, parents and alumni about how these recent incidents could affect UD’s image and reputation. What should university officials be doing to address these incidents and prevent future problems in the future? Please send feedback to reporter Mary McCarty at mary.mccarty@coxin.com.

The University of Dayton has released the name of the freshman who injured himself after he fell from a sixth-floor dormitory window Saturday afternoon and said his condition is improving.

Michael Fuchs, 19, of Edison, N.J., continues to recover from injuries sustained in an apparent fall from Marycrest Complex residence hall. He remains hospitalized at Miami Valley Hospital, according to school officials.

“His mother describes his condition as serious but improving,” said Bill Fischer, UD’s vice president for student development. “The family is appreciative of the care and support they have received from the University and asks that we keep Michael in our prayers.”

Fuchs is a criminal justice major. Dayton police are conducting a joint investigation with University of Dayton public safety into the cause of the fall.

Campus ministers and counselors remain available for all students seeking support, Fischer said.

Fuchs was found at about 4:30 p.m. Saturday lying in a temporary parking zone outside Marycrest, according to university officials.

UD officials said their investigation is ongoing into the circumstances surrounding the second freshmen to fall from a sixth-story dormitory window this month. Fuchs was found on the ground with visible injuries to his left leg around Saturday afternoon, according to a 911 call released today by the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office. Fuchs was described as conscious, but unresponsive, according to the call.

A woman breathlessly tells the 911 dispatcher that she has just walked up to the residence hall and found Fuchs on the ground bleeding heavily and “just moaning,” according to the nearly 6-minute call. “Somebody fell,” the woman told the dispatcher. She described Fuchs had a severe leg injury and that other UD students were starting to crowd around the injured teen.

The operator told the caller neither to touch nor move the student until medical personnel arrived.

Marycrest is the largest community housing on campus with approximately 560 first-year and 300 second-year students, according to UD’s website.

The university said it has no new information to release about the investigation, which is being conducted by Dayton police and UD’s public safety officials. They noted also they have not set a timeline when the investigation will be completed.

Earlier this month, UD freshman Larry Cook, 18, died after falling from a sixth-floor window in the Stuart Complex, which UD’s website says houses 632 first-year students.

His death was ruled a suicide by the Montgomery County Coroner, but his family disputes that ruling. They have hired Florida attorney Christopher Chestnut, who is conducting his own investigation. Dayton police are investigating Cook’s death, as well.

Marycrest and Stuart complexes are co-ed dormitories and are air-conditioned.

Two masked men flee with employee’s car after robbery at Harrison Twp. restaurant

Published: Monday, October 23, 2017 @ 4:25 AM
Updated: Monday, October 23, 2017 @ 4:59 AM

UPDATE @ 5:05 a.m: Two masked men fled with an employee’s red Honda CR-V after robbing a restaurant in Harrison Twp. Monday morning. 

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The incident occurred at Burkey Family Restaurant just after 4 a.m., prompting police to respond.

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One employee was taken away on a stretcher by an ambulance. 

Officials continue to investigate the details of the ordeal. 


Police are responding to a reported robbery at 670 Shiloh Springs Road in Harrison Twp. early Monday morning.

The incident occurred just after 4 a.m. at Burkey Family Restaurant.

Employees were tied up by individuals wearing masks, per initial reports.

We have a crew on the way to the scene and will update this page with more details. 

U.S. 42 reopens following double-fatal motorcycle crash in Greene Co.

Published: Sunday, October 22, 2017 @ 7:15 PM
Updated: Monday, October 23, 2017 @ 3:02 AM

FROM THE SCENE: Spring Valley fatal crash

A man and woman from Xenia were killed after the motorcycle they were riding collided with a Dodge Charger in Spring Valley Sunday night, according to troopers.

The crash happened just after 7 p.m. at the intersection of U.S. 42 and Spring Valley Paintersville Road. U.S. 42 was closed and reopened just before midnight.

>>CareFlight called to Greene Co. motorcycle crash

Troopers said the victims on the motorcycle, both in their mid-20s, were wearing helmets at the time of the crash. An occupant from the Dodge is recovering at an area hospital from non-life-threatening injuries.

The motorcyclist was northbound on U.S. 42 when the driver of the car attempted to turn onto the highway from Spring Valley Paintersville Road, according to a preliminary investigation, troopers said.

>> Pilot uninjured after plane flips on Greene County airport runway

Troopers said at this time speed and failure to yield are being considered as causes, but a definitive answer will not be available until investigators are finished with the investigation.

A crashed motorcycle at the scene of a fatal crash on U.S. 42 and Spring Valley Paintersville Road in Spring Valley Sunday night. DeAngelo Byrd/Staff


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Gusty winds cause plane to flip on Greene Co. airport runway, pilot uninjured

Published: Sunday, October 22, 2017 @ 4:22 PM
Updated: Monday, October 23, 2017 @ 3:13 AM

Plane crashes attempting to land

UPDATE (10/23/17) @ 3:20 a.m: High winds played a role in the crash of a single-engine plane at Greene County's Lewis A. Jackson Regional Airport Sunday, according to troopers. 

>> Greene County fatal plane crash report released

The pilot of the plane was not injured after the crash that occurred around 4 p.m.

The plane's pilot was landing on the runway when wind gusts sent the two-seater aircraft onto its top. 

>> U.S. 42 reopens following double-fatal motorcycle crash in Greene Co.

Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar reports wind gusts in the area of the airport registered as high as 22 mph earlier Sunday. 

Graphic by Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar

Troopers told our crew the pilot was flying in from an airport near Bradford before crashing. 

The airport has since reopened after crews cleared the scene and removed the upright plane from the runway.

FROM THE SCENE: Small plane crashes in Greene Co.
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Dayton traffic from the WHIO Traffic Center

Published: Monday, October 09, 2017 @ 1:48 AM
Updated: Monday, October 23, 2017 @ 1:12 AM

SCENE: Rollover crash on Riverview Avenue
SCENE: Rollover crash on Riverview Avenue

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  • Alex-Bell Road will be closed for work on the Washington Twp. bridge over Holes Creek until Nov. 30. More information, including detour information, is available here.
  • A half-mile of Stroop Road in Kettering between Woodman Drive and Glenheath/Braddox intersection will be closed until the end of the year so a bridge can be replaced. .
  • I-75 north Ramp to US 35 west, Overnight RAMP CLOSURE Oct. 23 at 10 p.m. - Oct. 24 at 6 p.m. The official detour is: I-75 north to Second Street to I-75 south to US 35 west. 
  • I-75 between I-70 and SR 571, nightly lane closures between 7 p.m. and 7 a.m. through Oct. 31. The northbound side will become a double lane closure between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. One lane will remain open in each direction.
  • Shroyer Road between Gainsborough Road and East Dorothy Lane will be repaved and reconfigured through at least October. Once the project is completed, Shroyer Road will be reduced to three lanes. 
  • The Webster Street bridge is closed as it is rebuilt. A detour will take drivers to Keowee Street to Monument Avenue. The project is scheduled to be completed in November.


  • I-75 between CR 25A (Troy) and US 36, shoulder closures through Oct. 31.
  • I-75 between SR 571 and Northwoods Boulevard, Nightly lane closures Oct. 16 - Nov. 10 between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. These will become double lane closures at 9 p.m. One lane will remaim open at all times. 


  • I-70 east ramp to I-675 north, RAMP CLOSURE through Oct.31. The official detour is: I-675 to SR 444 to I-675 north.


  • SR 722 between Emrick Road and US 127, ROAD CLOSURE Oct. 9 - 30. The official detour is: SR 726 to US 40 to US 127.
  • SR 705 between Lightsville - Northern and Cochran Road, ROAD CLOSURE Oct. 30 - Nov. 10. The official detour is: SR 49 to SR 119 to SR 118.
  • SR 29 between Cisco Road and West Russell Road, shoulder closures through Nov. 17. *There could be intermittent lane closures in this area between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m.
  • SR 219 between State Street and Taylor Road, Daily lane closures Sept. 27 - Oct. 31 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. One lane will remain open  for travel in each direction through the use of flaggers.
  • SR 66 between Mason Road and Dirksen Road, Daily lane closures Sept. 27 - Oct. 31 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. One lane will remain open for travel in each direction through the use of flaggers.