Champaign County shooting investigated as attempted murder-suicide

Published: Sunday, December 31, 2018 @ 1:55 PM
Updated: Tuesday, January 02, 2018 @ 11:18 AM

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UPDATE @ 11:21 a.m. (Jan. 2):

Champaign County deputies are investigating the shooting on Loveless Road New Year’s Eve as an attempted murder-suicide, according to a sheriff’s office report.

According to the report, Joe Hooper, 51, shot Pamelia Hooper, 48, before killing himself.

Two guns were recovered from the scene, the report indicated.

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Pamelia Hooper was in intensive care at Miami Valley Hospital on New Year’s Day at last check, Sheriff Matt Melvin said.

UPDATE @ 8:06 p.m. (Dec. 31):

Champaign County Sheriff Matt Melvin identified the man killed in the shooting as Joe Hooper, 51.  The woman injured in the shooting was Pamelia Hooper, 48, and she was taken to Miami Valley Hospital.

UPDATE @ 5 p.m. 

Investigators said additional details about a fatal shooting in Champaign County will not be released on scene, but an update is expected later tonight. 

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One person was killed and a second person suffered critical injuries in what was described as an active shooter situation around 1:40 p.m. Sunday at a home in the 9800 block of Loveless Road.

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It is not known if one of the people shot was the suspected shooter, or if investigators were looking for a suspect. 

We’ll continue to update this page as details become available. 

UPDATE: @3:55 p.m. 

One person is dead and a second person suffered critical injuries during an active shooter situation in Champaign County Sunday. 

The second victim was transported to Miami Valley Hospital by a CareFlight medical helicopter and is in critical condition, according to a fire official at the scene. 

Additional details, including if investigators have a suspect, were not available. 

Our crew remains on the scene and we’ll update this page as we learn more. 

FIRST REPORT

Two people have suffered gunshot wounds after an active shooter situation south of Mechanicsburg in Champaign County Sunday. 

Medics were first dispatched on reports of one victim suffering a gunshot wound in the 9800 block of Loveless Road in Champaign County around 1:40 p.m. 

Units on the scene reported an active shooter situation on arrival, according to scanner traffic. 

Dispatchers confirmed two people suffered gunshot wounds and the active shooter situation was contained. 

A CareFlight medical helicopter was requested to transport both people who were shot. 

We have a crew on the way and we’ll update this page when we know more. 

Ohio 571 closed, no injuries after corn silo collapse in New Carlisle

Published: Sunday, January 21, 2018 @ 11:44 PM
Updated: Monday, January 22, 2018 @ 2:46 AM

SCENE: Explosion reported at New Carlisle grain bin

Ohio 571 (Jefferson Street) will be closed while officials continue to investigate what caused a non-injury silo collapse Sunday night.

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Crews were initially called to Miami Valley Feed & Grain at 880 W. Jefferson St. around 11:40 p.m. on reports of an explosion.

After a preliminary investigation, it was determined that one silo collapsed, rather than exploded, and partially damaged another building as well as caused 10,000 tons of corn to cover Ohio 571.

“What residents heard when they thought they heard explosions was the transformers blowing when the debris hit them”, said Steve Trusty, Chief of New Carlisle Fire Department. 

Officials do not believe anyone is trapped as a result of the collapse, as the company said no employees were on site at the time.

The silo collapse took out at least three power poles and power lines, which caused a brief power outage and has since been restored to all area residents.

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Crews will be on scene all night until midday tomorrow while they continue their investigation.

An Ohio Fire Marshal has also been called to the scene and will assist with the investigation tomorrow.

Drivers are encouraged to use Scarf Road as the detour while Ohio 571 (Jefferson Street) is blocked off.

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Dayton traffic from the WHIO traffic center

Published: Friday, January 19, 2018 @ 12:35 AM
Updated: Monday, January 22, 2018 @ 12:27 AM

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MONTGOMERY COUNTY

  • Keowee Street north of Stanley Avenue, bridge closed until 2019. The official detour is: Keowee Street to Stanley Avenue to I-75 to Wagner Ford Road and back to Dixie. More information is available here.
  • Stewart Street Ramp to US 35 East, RAMP CLOSURE March 28 - Sept 30, 2018. The official detour is: Stewart Street to Edwin C. Moses Boulevard to I-75 north to US 35 west to James H. McGee Blvd. to US 35 east.
  • I-75 north Ramp to US 35 west and east, Lane width restriction until Apr. 1, 2018. One lane will remain open on the ramp with a width of 11 feet.
  • I-70 between Upper Lewisburg Salem Road and Brooksville-Phillipsburg Road, Lane closure Jan. 22 - 29. One lane will remain open in each direction at all times. Shoulder closures Jan. 22 - Sept. 30. Both the inside and outside shoulders of I-70 will be closed during construction. 

Rain showers Monday; chance for snow Tuesday

Published: Sunday, January 21, 2018 @ 4:29 AM
Updated: Sunday, January 21, 2018 @ 10:00 PM

Rain chances continue in the Dayton area tonight through Monday, and snow will be possible Tuesday.

A few passing showers are possible overnight, but more dry time is expected heading toward daybreak, Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar said. Temperatures overnight will be somewhat steady in the 40s.

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  • A few showers possible overnight
  • More rain likely Monday
  • Colder with chance for snow Tuesday

(Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar)

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DETAILED FORECAST

Monday: A dry start is expected before more rain returns in the afternoon and early evening. Some of that rain could be heavy at times. Highs will be in the lower to middle 50s.

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Tuesday: Colder air returns with highs in the upper 30s early in the morning. Temperatures are expected to fall throughout the day. There is a chance for snow showers or flurries as well.

>> 5-Day Forecast

Wednesday: Another cool day is expected with partly cloudy skies and highs in the middle to upper 30s. 

5-Day Rain/Snow Chances(Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar)

Thursday: Temperatures top out in the upper 30s under partly sunny skies.

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Friday: It will be mild under mostly sunny skies with high temperatures in the upper 40s.

Will a government shutdown delay my tax refund?

Published: Friday, January 19, 2018 @ 5:57 PM

One way this potential government shutdown would be different than in the past -- there’s never been a federal shutdown during tax filing season.  Nor has the government been shut down amid the implementation of a massive tax code overhaul.

The Internal Revenue Service would lose an estimated 56 percent of its workforce to furloughs if the government shuts down, according to the U.S. Treasury. And it would be happening right when the IRS is updating its guidelines and software, while also fielding questions from the public about new tax laws. 

Experts told the Washington Post that even a short shutdown will set back implementation on the new tax code.

Tax filing season begins on Jan. 29. The IRS generally issues nine out of 10 refunds in less than 21 days. With the workforce cut in half, it is likely that a prolonged shutdown could lead to delayed returns and the inability to access IRS assistance phone lines. 

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