No serious injuries among children in Butler County school bus-truck collision

Published: Friday, January 19, 2018 @ 4:35 PM
Updated: Friday, January 19, 2018 @ 4:43 PM

School bus rear ended by truck in Trenton

UPDATE @ 4:40 p.m.: At least a couple of students are receiving medical attention in the pickup truck-school bus collision on Wayne Madison Road, but there are no serious injuries, Edgewood Schools Spokeswoman Pam Pratt said. 

The children are from Edgewood Elementary, she said, and they are in grades 2 through 5. 

District officials are telephoning parents and guardians to arrange rides home, Pratt said.

A pickup truck rear ended an Edgewood school bus Friday, Jan. 19 on Wayne Madison Road in Trenton. Several students were transported to the hospital with minor injuries and the driver of the pickup was transported to the hospital. NICK GRAHAM/STAFF

INITIAL REPORT

Police and medic crews are at a collision in the 3200 block of Wayne Madison Road involving a school bus and a pickup truck. 

Several of the children on the bus have complained of neck and back pain. Medical personnel are evaluating the children and are taking some to a hospital. 

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Crews were dispatched just after 4 p.m. on the report of a vehicle accident that been described as a pickup truck that rear-ended a school bus. 

The accident occurred near Noah's Ark Child Development Center, 3259 Wayne Madison Road. 

Edgewood Schools Superintendent Russ Fussnecker and other district officials are on the way to the scene.

We have a crew on the way to check out the accident. We will update this developing report.

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Coroner: Victim in Lorenz Ave. shooting dies, identified

Published: Friday, February 16, 2018 @ 8:58 PM
Updated: Friday, February 23, 2018 @ 8:11 PM

Dayton police investigating after woman is shot in the head

UPDATE @ 4:10 a.m. (Feb. 17): 

The woman who was shot in the head at a residence in the 100 block of Lorenz Avenue has died.

According to the Montgomery County Coroner Office, Keyona Murray, 22, died at the hospital around 10:30 p.m. Friday. 

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An autopsy will be performed later today to determine the cause of death, according to an investigator. 

Keyona Murray, shot at a residence in the 100 block of Lorenz Avenue, in Dayton, on Feb. 16, 2018. (Courtesy/Miami Valley Crime Stoppers)

UPDATE @ 9:15 p.m. (Feb. 16): 

Dayton homicide detectives have been called to the home on Lorenz Avenue where a female was shot in the head. 

She is said to be in critical condition, a police sergeant tells us. 

The crime scene stretches from inside the house, in the 100 block, to the sidewalk in front of the house. 

Traffic to Lorenz has been stopped at West Second Street to the south, and Edison Street to the north.

INITIAL REPORT (Feb. 16):

A female reportedly shot in the head at a residence in the 100 block of Lorenz Avenue has been taken to Miami Valley Hospital. 

Her condition is not known. 

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Police are investigating what happened there. Police and a medic unit were dispatched about 8:25 p.m. on a report of a shooting. 

We have a crew on the way. We will update this developing report as information becomes available. 

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

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Check for recall announcements for golf carts, pots, candles & more

Published: Friday, February 23, 2018 @ 8:02 PM

Rachel's Recall Roundup: Feb. 23, 2017

A kettle, fire pit, bleeding candles and golf carts are among the new recalls announced by the Consumer Product Safety Commission:

Electric Kettles

The handles on some Whirlpool KitchenAid electric kettles could come loose and cause the liquid inside to burn you. 

There are three reports of minor burns and a total of 79 reports of the handles separating. 

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The recalled kettles come in six colors. Visit repair.whirlpool.com for the full list of model and serial numbers under recall. 

Stop using the kettles and contact Whirlpool at 800-874-0608 for a free replacement. 

Outdoor Gas Pit Table

Three people have been burned by Hampton Bay outdoor gas fire pit table patio heaters sold exclusively at Home Depot. 

The base lacks a heat shield and could burn you when you try to turn it off. 

The recalled fire pit has the following model number: G-FTB51057B and UPC 6944937601579. 

Contact Yayi at 855-600-9294 for a free repair kit. 

Bleeding Drip Candles

Bleeding drip taper candles, by Cost Plus World Market ,are under recall because they may catch fire. 

There is one report of the high candle flame igniting the wax, but no injuries. 

Stop using the candles and contact Cost Plus World Market at 877-967-5362 for a full refund. 

Instant Pot Cookers 

Although not an official recall at this time, Instant Pot is warning customers about overheating and melting in certain styles of its cookers. 

Instant pot

Golf Carts

Yamaha golf cars and personal transportation vehicles (PTVs) are under recall because of 285 reports of the brake cables failing. No one has been hurt. 

Several model numbers of gas and electric vehicles sold between 2015 and 2018 are affected. 

Don't ride on the cars and PTVs. Contact Yamaha at 800-962-7926 for a free repair. 

Reclining Chairs

Stargazer recliner chairs, sold exclusively at REI, are being recalled because straps on the chairs can break and cause you to fall. 

No one has been injured, but there is one report of a chair breaking. 

Don't use the chair. Contact NEMO Equipment at 800-997-9301 for a free replacement. 

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Retired Centerville police chief focus of investigation

Published: Friday, February 23, 2018 @ 4:01 PM
Updated: Friday, February 23, 2018 @ 4:23 PM

Retired Centerville police chief focus of investigation

Centerville police chief Bruce Robertson’s recent retirement came amid an ongoing investigation into allegations of criminal conduct, according to city officials.

“There were allegations of criminal conduct, therefore we’re following up with conducting an internal investigation into those allegations,” City Manager Wayne Davis said in response to questions from the Dayton Daily News/WHIO I-Team.

“At this time there’s no evidence of criminal activity, however our investigation is not complete,” Davis said.

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Robertson retired Feb. 9 after working for the city nearly 40 years. His two-page letter of resignation cited “a serious medical condition” for the reason he decided to retire.

When asked whether the investigation was connected to Robertson’s decision to retire, Davis said: “Not from what was shared with me.”

Davis said the internal review is being conducted by the law director and started sometime after Jan. 24.

Robertson couldn’t be reached for comment.

The city of Centerville released a statement Friday saying, in part, “the city is not at liberty to discuss the details of the investigation at this time. The city will continue to cooperate with providing information as it becomes available.”

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The chief’s personnel records do not indicate the reason for the investigation.

Records from the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy in London, Ohio, show Robertson has been paid $32,294 to teach classes there since 2010, including $5,600 for seven training sessions in 2017. Davis confirmed the city is looking into whether Robertson was reimbursed for the same days he worked as police chief, getting paid twice for the same hours. He would not say whether those allegations are part of the criminal probe, however.

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His most recent performance review in 2016 included positive reviews.

“He cares deeply about the men and women of the Centerville Police Department and strives to maintain the high professional reputation of the organization,” the review says.

But he was also given a formal, verbal warning in December and told to attend a course on harassment in the workplace because of an incident last August, according to the records. While talking with officers about preparations for a rally supporting transgender issues, Robertson jokingly asked a police officer “How’d your surgery go?” The officer complained and the comment was determined to be inappropriate by the city, the records show.

Robertson retired and was rehired in 2014. His employment contract in June 2017 was extended to January 2019.

Robertson was paid $127,501 in 2016, according to the I-Team Payroll Project.

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Teen accused in Springfield school threat makes court appearance

Published: Friday, February 23, 2018 @ 2:33 PM
Updated: Friday, February 23, 2018 @ 5:22 PM

A Springfield High School student was in Clark County Juvenile Court because of alleged threats posted on social media

The Springfield High School student charged in connection with a school threat that caused local schools and schools across the country to take safety precautions made her first court appearance Friday.

The 17-year-old junior stood before Clark County Juvenile Court Judge Robert Vaughn and cried as the judge told her she was being charged with inducing panic, a felony in the second degree.

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“(The threat) was tracked to the phone of the suspect,” Vaughn said, reading her charging document.

The potential penalty, if she is convicted, is between one year to until she is 21 years old in the Ohio Department of Youth Services, Vaughn said.

The student’s next court date will be Wednesday.

“The court finds given the seriousness of the offense that the defendant be held at this time,” Vaughn said.

The defendant will make her way through the juvenile court system and not be moved to adult court, Clark County Prosecutor Andy Wilson said.

The juvenile court system can handle incidents like these, he said.

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“This case will remain in juvenile court for adjudication and the State of Ohio will not seek to have this defendant bound over to adult court,” Wilson said.

What the suspect allegedly did was serious, Wilson said, and it will be prosecuted.

“The actions of this defendant caused serious public inconvenience and alarm,” Wilson said. “This defendant and any other person who posts or issues these kinds of threats will have to answer for their actions in front of a judge.”

He said no one should make threats against a school.

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“Local law enforcement will continue to take these threats seriously and anyone caught making these types of threats will be arrested and charged,” he said.

Clark County had a strenuous week with school threats and security. On Tuesday, an unloaded gun was found in an 8-year-old Simon Kenton student’s backpack. And there had been rumors that a gun was found at Springfield High School on Wednesday. Superintendent Bob Hill said the rumors, which concerned many parents and community members on social media, was not true.

Also on Friday, Clark County deputies investigated a supposed threat towards Northwestern Local Schools.

The Northwestern student was arrested at the start of school Friday morning, according to the Clark County Sheriff’s Office and a one-call sent to parents by the district.

“There was another threat and another arrest was made,” Clark County Chief Deputy Travis Russell told the Springfield News-Sun.

Northwestern School Superintendent Jesse Steiner said a student made an online post that was perceived by some to have threatened the school, but that student did not mean to.

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Steiner said the online post was taken out of context, and the student did not intend to harm anyone.

“At no point was anybody in danger,” Steiner said. “People could have misinterpreted the post. The kid did not threaten anyone.”

The post is a reason why it might be a good idea to talk to kids about what they post online, Steiner said.

“This is a great time to talk about what they post online and how they say it,” he said. “Have that conversation so they can keep their kids safe.”

The status of the student’s case was unknown Friday afternoon.

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