Springfield man pleads guilty to killing his 3-month-old daughter

Published: Thursday, April 20, 2017 @ 2:04 PM

The Springfield man accused of shaking his 3-month-old daughter to death has pleaded guilty to murder and tampering with evidence, according to Clark County Prosecutor Andy Wilson.

Brian Hayslip, 22, was charged in December with murder, involuntary manslaughter and tampering with evidence in connection with the death of Lilly Hayslip.

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Lilly was found dead in Mercer County and authorities said it appears she died in Clark County from a subdermal hematoma to the brain, which is common for babies who were shaken.

Hayslip entered a not guilty by reason of insanity plea in February.

In a motion to withdraw his plea of insanity, defense attorney Shawn Murphy said a report completed by a clinical psychologist prompted him to change the plea.

Hospitals release at least 5 affected by chemical reaction at Vandalia factory

Published: Wednesday, June 28, 2017 @ 12:16 AM
Updated: Wednesday, June 28, 2017 @ 9:03 PM

UPDATE @ 2:45 p.m.:

11 people were transported by medics to hospitals after a possible mixing of chemicals caused burning feelings to several employees of All-Service Plastic Molding, according to Vandalia Fire Chief Chad Follick. 

At least three other people were also injured but refused additional treatment, Follick said. 

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Earlier, ASPM Vice President Dan Norris told News Center 7’s Lauren Clark materials “off-gassed” during a chemical process and caused workers to be affected by fumes. 

At least five of those affected have been released from hospitals.

UPDATE @ 11:15 a.m (June 28)

At least five people affected by a chemical reaction have been released from hospitals.

A 911 caller from the business said a possible mixing of chemicals caused “the chemicals to burn everybody’s eyes. It’s kind of burning my throat.”

A second 911 caller from the business said a material accidentally got mixed with acetone.

The company’s vice president told News Center 7’s Lauren Clark today that eight employees were affected.

The company said materials “off-gassed” during a chemical process which caused workers to be affected by fumes — reporting itchy eyes, headaches and respiratory issues.

Vice President Dan Norris said the company is conducting its own investigation.

UPDATE @ 1:25 a.m. (June 28)

An “adverse chemical reaction” sent 15 workers from  All-Service Plastic Molding to area hospitals, none suffering from life-threatening injuries, Vandalia Fire Chief Chad Follick said.

“When crews arrived, we found the building being evacuated,” Follick said. “We also found victims complaining of respiratory-type irritation -- eyes, some headaches.” 

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According to the preliminary investigation, he said, some materials they were working with “off-gassed” during a process in the plant and caused some noxious fumes resulting in the 15 people having to be taken to hospitals. 

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“It’s not anything they could have prevented,” the chief said. “It just happened.” 

Fire crews ventilated the building and turned it over to company managers. Follick said he believes the second shift will run as it normally would. 

Company managers did their job and made the job of the fire/rescue crews easier, he said. 

The Dayton Regional Hazardous Materials Response Team was called and consulted, but did not respond because the HAZMAT official felt the fire crews had the situation well in hand, Follick said.

UPDATE @ 12:54 a.m.:   

As many as 15 victims have been taken to hospitals from the HAZMAT incident, according to an updated count from one of the fire chiefs on scene. 

UPDATE @ 12:23 a.m.:  

We're hearing there are at least eight victims who have been taken to various hospitals from the HAZMAT incident at All-Service Plastic Molding in Vandalia. 

Two have been taken to Miami Valley Hospital, two to Grandview Medical Center, three to Good Samaritan North Health Center and one to Huber Heights Health Center.

We’re hearing that acetal is the chemical workers at ASPM may have inhaled. 

According to ULprospector.com, a global independent safety science company, acetal is a thermoplastic. 

Acetal resins are among the strongest and stiffest of all thermoplastics and are available in fiber reinforced and lubricated molding grades as well as extruded shapes for machined parts.

INITIAL REPORT (June 27)

Fire/rescue crews are tending to several people who have fallen ill in a reported hazmat situation at a Vandalia business.

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Crews from Vandalia, Huber Heights, Dayton and elsewhere were dispatched to All-Service Plastic Molding, 900 Falls Creek Drive, Tuesday night just before midnight on a report that workers there had inhaled acetone.

The business has been evacuated.

All-Service Plastic Molding, also known as ASPM, is a company that specializes in injection molding, according to its webpage.

It offers component assembly, pad printing, sonic welding and hot stamping services. 

The company serves the automotive, consumer, electrical, medical, telecommunications, and office and business equipment markets. 

All Service Plastic Molding has more than 25 presses that perform several molding procedures. 

According to chemicalsafetyfacts.org, acetone is a colorless liquid solvent used in manufacture of plastics and other industrial products. 

Acetone may also be used to a limited extent in household products, including cosmetics and personal care products, where its most frequent application would be in the formulation of nail polish removers.

We have a crew on the way. We will update this developing report as we get information.

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Brother guilty in fatal church shooting sentenced to life in prison

Published: Wednesday, June 28, 2017 @ 7:09 AM

The Dayton man who shot his brother to death in the church their father founded was sentenced Wednesday to 31 years to life in prison —but wasn't in court to hear the sentence.  

Daniel Schooler, 69, was “wallowing in his own fecal material” in jail and chose not to attend the sentencing, according to Montgomery County Common Pleas Court Judge Steven Dankof.  

Schooler was found guilty by a jury of killing Rev. William Schooler on Feb. 28, 2016, in an office of St. Peters Missionary Baptist Church by shooting him four times with a .380 caliber handgun.

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Daniel Schooler also was found guilty of a firearms specification, being a repeat violent offender and having weapons under disability. Dankof said all sentences will run consecutively. The defendant earned 487 days of jail-time credit.  

“We believe it to be appropriate for what he did in this case,” Montgomery County assistant prosecutor Lynda Dodd said. “This was a murder done by purpose, it was done to send a statement to his brother, it was done to send a statement to his church family.  

“He didn’t have to affect everybody’s life in this way. He chose to do that and now he’s going to serve the penalty.”

William Schooler, 70, was a decorated Vietnam veteran, Jefferson Twp. school principal and a Dayton Public Schools teacher and school board member.  

“We’re very saddened about the whole event,” said Patricia Wright, who added her message to her uncle Daniel would be one of love and prayer. “We’re glad that it’s coming to a closure. From this day forward, we will try to go forward with our family.”  

Joe Bozeman, a nephew to both the defendant and the victim, said, “This will definitely not divide us as family. It will bring us closer together.”

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Defense attorney Jay Carter said he was not able to see his client at the Montgomery County Jail before sentencing. Carter said he was told Daniel Schooler was being taken for medical care.

Dodd said during the hearing that the defendant didn’t want to leave his cell and that it was a “fecal-related” matter.

“He refused to come, and that is his right,” Dodd said after the hearing. “It doesn’t stop sentencing, and it doesn’t stop this case from getting to the resolution it deserved.”

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Dankof said the maximum-possible sentence — much like Daniel Schooler’s killing of his brother in a church that was part of a family inheritance dispute — was largely symbolic because of his age and other factors. Carter said his client has possible terminal medical issues.  

“It’s a tragedy on both sides to the family,” Carter said. “It’s just an ending that doesn’t help or benefit anyone at this stage.”  

In moving on, Wright quoted her grandfather, Rev. Allen Schooler, saying, “Love ye, one another.”

VIDEO: Talented dog carries water bottles to baseball umpires

Published: Wednesday, June 28, 2017 @ 7:17 PM
Updated: Wednesday, June 28, 2017 @ 3:14 PM

A talented dog caught the attention of fans at an Indiana minor league baseball game this week.

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"Jake the Diamond Dog" was at the Fort Wayne TinCaps game Monday night. He carried a basket filled with bottles of water to the umpires on the field in exchange for head pats. The Indianapolis Star reports (http://indy.st/2tgpvDI ) that Jake doesn't stay at just one baseball park. He travels around the Midwest.

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Jake's official website says he also delivers the game ball to pitchers, snags foul balls, takes the umpires towels, plays batboys and catches Frisbees.

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Information from: The Indianapolis Star, http://www.indystar.com

Mechanical issue cause of Miamisburg water issue; boil advisory through Thursday

Published: Wednesday, June 28, 2017 @ 7:34 AM
Updated: Wednesday, June 28, 2017 @ 2:00 PM

UPDATE @ 2 p.m. 

Officials said a multiple malfunctions caused a water tower to completely empty in Miamisburg Wednesday morning.

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Director of Public Works for the City of Miamisburg  Valerie Griffin said the source of the problem was a mechanical issue, when a water tower completely emptied sometime Wednesday morning. Griffin said a booster pump did not activate, and alarms that go directly to worker’s cell phones to warn of the low levels also did not activate. 

Griffin said the tower holds several hundred thousand gallons of water and is in the process of refilling. Crews expect the water tower will be completely filled sometime Wednesday night. 

The boil advisory will remain in effect through Thursday and might continue into Friday. 

Griffin said no contaminants have been found in the water supply, and a boil advisory is required by the Environmental Protection Agency in these situations. 

UPDATE @ 10:42 a.m.

An overnight mechanical failure has been pinpointed as the cause for water service disruption in Miamisburg, according to the city. Meanwhile, a water boil advisory has been issued as a result of a failure at a water booster station that impacted about 150 homes west of the Great Miami River, said Miamisburg Public Information Officer Gary Giles.

Giles said service has been restored, but said Miamisburg water customers may experience lower-than-normal water pressure and/or some cloudy water for the next few hours due to air in the lines.

For more information, call the Public Works Department at 937-847-6635.

UPDATE @ 9:45 a.m.

The city is looking into the water service disruption, said Gary Giles, Miamisburg public information officer. 

Some residents posted on Facebook that they noticed a water service outage about 2:30 a.m. while others discovered at 5 a.m. their service disruption of didn’t have any water service. 

By 9:30 a.m. service was restored, according to a Facebook post by Melissa Stockler, but the water pressure was low.

We’ll update this page as we learn more. 

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FIRST REPORT

Several residents have reported they have no water or low water pressure in the city Wednesday morning. 

Emergency dispatchers received several phone calls about the issue. 

We are working to bring you more information on this developing story.