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Published: Tuesday, January 02, 2018 @ 2:21 PM
DAYTON — A second area Dollar General store was robbed at gunpoint Tuesday afternoon.
Dayton police responded around 2 p.m. to the store at 888 S. Gettysburg Ave. after employees reported the robbery.
Initial reports indicate a man wearing a baseball-style hat entered the store and displayed a gun before fleeing on foot.
The robbery at the Dayton store occurred about an hour after a robbery at a Dollar General store in Clayton.
It is not clear whether the armed robberies are connected.
Additional details were not available.
We’ll update this page as we learn more.
Published: Thursday, January 18, 2018 @ 11:28 PM
Updated: Friday, January 19, 2018 @ 12:16 AM
DAYTON — UPDATE @ 12:12 a.m.: An arson investigator has been called to the scene of the apartment fire in the 800 block of Summit Square Drive.
Dayton Fire Capt. Brad Baldwin said crews arrived to find heavy fire on the first floor of a unit and at least two people had climbed out of a second-floor window before crews arrived.
The fire affected three apartments -- flames damaged one, smoke got into the adjoining units.
One of the occupants said she heard "popping and cracking" coming from the kitchen, Baldwin said.
No injuries were reported, he said. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
Crews are dealing with a fire in the 800 block of Summit Square Drive in Dayton.
Dayton crews were dispatched just after 11 p.m. on a report of a possible structure fire.
OTHER LOCAL NEWS: Dayton police officer under investigation for OVI
We're hearing they arrived to find heavy flames in a first-floor unit. There are no reports of injuries.
Published: Friday, January 19, 2018 @ 12:02 AM
WILMINGTON, Clinton County — Seventeen cats, most of them feral and unsocial, were rescued from a Wilmington apartment, where they had been abandoned.
Fayette County Regional Humane Society agents were called to the complex, in the 800 block of Xenia Avenue, to help Wilmington police because neither the Clinton County Humane Society nor the Wilmington Area Humane Society has humane agents, Brad Adams, Fayette County humane agent and outreach director, said in a prepared statement.
OTHER LOCAL NEWS: Dayton officer under investigation for OVI
Seventeen cats were found and removed by the humane agents.
According to FRHS Veterinary Technician and Humane Agent Danyel Bageant, most of the cats were feral and unsocial, clawing at agents.
"Fortunately the cats had healthy body conditions and access to food and water inside of the apartment upon our arrival," Bageant said.
The cats that are candidates for the FRHS adoption program will be spayed or neutered, vaccinated, tested for FeLV/FIV, rabies vaccinated, flea treated, and micro-chipped.
A Humane Agent has been in contact with the investigating officer of the Wilmington Police Department since the removal.
Published: Friday, January 19, 2018 @ 12:35 AM
Updated: Friday, January 19, 2018 @ 12:35 AM
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Published: Thursday, January 18, 2018 @ 9:27 PM
SPRINGFIELD — Spc. Trevor Nichols, a soldier from Clark County, is missing from Fort Drum, N.Y., and a national organization is asking for the public's help in finding him.
"I see absolutely nothing that says foul play" or suicide, Brenda Paradise, a private investigator who volunteers for Guardian Search and Investigations.
That organization issued a press release Thursday about Spc. Nichols, 24, of Tremont City, was was last seen Nov. 17, according to Guardian Search and Investigations.
The watertowndailytimes.com is reporting that the specialist left without his driver’s license, military ID card or his cell phone and has not had any contact with his family since being missing.
Julie A. Halpin, Fort Drum spokeswoman, told the news organization that Spc. Nichols was a soldier with the 10th Mountain Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team as of November. He was listed as absent without leave on Nov. 15 and his status was updated to deserter on Dec. 18.
Paradise, in an interview with whio.com tonight, said the specialist was in basic training in 2012, has served a tour in Afghanistan and just returned from a tour in Iraq last May.
Spc. Nichols is estranged from his wife and they have a son who is just shy of 2 years old, Paradise said. She was living on base with the specialist until recently, Paradise said.
Paradise said the military was transitioning him farther away from his son, and that may have affected the specialist.
The soldier's mother, Erin Nichols, also has filed a missing person's report through the Clark County Sheriff's Office.
"I can't even imagine where he would have gone," she said in a phone call Thursday night.
Mrs. Nichols said her son, the youngest of three boys who grew up in Enon and joined the Army right out of Enon High School, was to report to Fort Riley, Kansas, on Dec. 7.
She said she also believes that transfer has something to do with her son being missing.
Mrs. Nichols said she last spoke with him by phone on Nov. 14, the day he was trying to move his estranged wife's belongings to storage.