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Trump rally accused stage runner next court date announced

Updated: Tuesday, August 16, 2016 @ 9:28 AM
Published: Thursday, March 31, 2016 @ 11:30 AM
By: Breaking News Staff - Breaking News Staff

            Trump rally accused stage runner next court date announced
A scary moment during Donald Trump's speech when the Secret Service had to protect the Presidential Candidate

Thomas DiMassimo, the Fairborn man accused of vaulting over a railing and rushing the stage during Donald Trump’s campaign rally in Vandalia, appeared today in federal court.

  • DiMassimo, 22, charged with entering a restricted building or grounds without authority
  • DiMassimo pleaded not guilty in federal court March 25
  • DiMassimo accused of rushing stage at March 12 Trump rally
  • Secret service jumped to stage to protect Trump
  • DiMassimo led controversial civil rights protest last year at Wright State
  • Next court appearance scheduled for April 15


UPDATE @ 10:06 a.m.:

No action was taken in court today following a status conference in federal court for Thomas DiMassimo.

DiMassimo’s next court appearance is set for April 15, with a deadline to file evidence set for April 11.


DiMassimo appeared in U.S. District Court in Dayton March 25 for his initial appearance, where he entered a plea of not guilty in front of the judge.

“He has political views and wanted them to be heard,” said Jon Paul Rion, attorney for DiMassimo. “He did not attempt to cause anything other than that.”

The charge against DiMassimo comes with a sentence of up to one year and a fine of up to $100,000 if convicted.

“It’s our belief that this is presumed to be probation even if he were to enter a plea today,” Rion said.

Benjamin Glassman, acting U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio, thinks this case is important when it comes to this year’s elections and the events surrounding them.

“Passions are high in this election. We think it’s important for people attending a political events, whether they’re attending to support the candidate or attending to protest, that everybody is safe,” Glassman said.

While Donald Trump was speaking to supporters at his rally at Wright Brothers Aero at the Dayton International Airport, DiMassimo was accused of jumping over a security railing in an attempt to get onto the stage where Trump was speaking.


Details from the arrest report

DiMassimo nearly made it onto the stage. However, several secret service agents grabbed the 22-year-old and took him into custody.

“I was ready for him, but it’s much easier if the cops do it, don’t we agree?” Trump said following the incident.

In April 2015, Dimassimo, then a Wright State University junior, helped lead an anti-racism protest that included students standing on American flags and holding signs saying, “Not my flag.”

“I thought it would ruffle some feathers, but I did not anticipate how tense the backlash would become,” DiMassimo told this newspaper at the time. “If anything, all that has shown is that people in this area and people on the Internet care more about a symbolic piece of cloth, than they do a black person’s life … or, even beyond that, our Constitutional rights.”


The Associated Press contributed to this report.




The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Kings Island begins construction on roller coaster

Updated: Monday, August 29, 2016 @ 1:29 PM
Published: Monday, August 29, 2016 @ 1:12 PM
By: Breaking News Staff

UPDATE@1:08 p.m. (Aug. 29):

The first set of bents were placed on the new Mystic Timbers roller coaster Monday at Kings Island, according to a press release. The wooden roller coaster will be 3,265 feet long, reach 109 feet high, and weave along steep cliffs, down ravines, cross over water and go through an extreme S-turn, among a forest of trees, at speeds up to 53 mph, the release said. Mystic Timbers will feature a total of 16 airtime hills, a mid-course tunnel and interact with parts of the Kings Island and Miami Valley Railroad and Whiter Water Canyon attractions. The ride will debut in the spring of 2017 and become Kings Island’s 16th roller coaster and its four wooden, the release said.

UPDATE @ 11:04 a.m.

Kings Island will be bringing back Winterfest in 2017, said Greg Scheid, vice president and general manager at Kings Island. Golden platinum holders will get Winterfest for free.

This is the first return of Winterfest since the early 1990s.

The amusement park will also add a new overall amenity package for Surf City water park. The water park will be expanding and a new smokehouse restaurant opening.


Kings Island is scheduled to make a major announcement today.

Last month, Kings Island announced it was building a new wooden roller coaster for 2017, Mystic Timbers.

Park officials — in announcing the new ride — also said there would be a second major announcement coming regarding the 2017 season.

Kings Island will make that second announcement at 11 a.m. today at the 364-acre amusement and waterpark.

We will be there live to cover the event.

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Power restored for most in Kettering

Updated: Sunday, August 28, 2016 @ 11:27 PM
Published: Thursday, December 31, 2016 @ 11:01 PM
By: Breaking News Staff

UPDATE @ 11 p.m.: Dozens of Kettering residents won’t have to ring in 2016 in the dark after all.

Power was restored to all but six customers, as of 10:50 p.m., according to the Dayton Power & Light online outage map. Earlier, DP&L said repairs after a fuse went bad would take until sometime after midnight.


A fuse went bad, causing dozens to lose power New Year’s Eve in the area of Far Hills Avenue and East David Road.

The power outage affects 62 Dayton Power & Light customers, according to the utility’s online outage map.

Crews are working to restore service to those customers who have been in the dark since 7:10 p.m. DP&L workers are repairing the equipment on top of a pole, but repairs are not expected to be complete until sometime after midnight, a DP&L spokesman said.


Dayton firefighter injured battling house fire

Updated: Sunday, August 28, 2016 @ 11:26 PM
Published: Friday, January 01, 2016 @ 4:13 AM
By: Breaking News Staff

            Dayton firefighter injured battling house fire
Desmond Winton-Finklea/Staff

UPDATE @ 4 a.m.

A Dayton firefighter is being evaluated after suffering an injury battling a house fire early Friday morning.

Crews responded to the 800 block of Tyson Ave. around 2 a.m. Friday on reports of a well involved house fire.

Dayton Fire Capt. Fred Haney said the homeowners were home at the time, but unaware of the blaze, and were alerted of the fire by a passerby that knocked on their door. All occupants were able to evacuate safely.

Haney said a firefighter exited the house under his own power while fighting the blaze and suffered a medical issue. The firefighter was transported to Miami Valley Hospital for evaluation for possible exhaustion, but Haney was not able to elaborate further on the extent of the injury.

The cause of the fire and damage estimate is not known, but is expected to be significant.


Firefighters in Dayton have responded to a house fire on Tyson Ave. early Friday morning.

Crews were dispatched to the 800 block of Tyson Ave. around 2:30 a.m. and reported smoke and flames showing from the house.

All occupants were able to evacuate from the house, according to initial reports.

We have a crew at the scene and will update this page as new information becomes available.

First baby of 2016 in Dayton area born at midnight

Updated: Sunday, August 28, 2016 @ 11:26 PM
Published: Friday, January 01, 2016 @ 12:50 PM
By: Breaking News Staff

            First baby of 2016 in Dayton area born at midnight
Josiah Fraley is the newborn son of Krystle Davis, 27, and Joshua Fraley, 35, of Dayton. Josiah is the couple’s second baby together and he was born 40 seconds after midnight at Soin Medical Center in Beavercreek. DEE MOORMAN / STAFF

UPDATE @ 12:46 p.m.:

Krystle Davis said Friday morning she didn’t think she’d make it to midnight.

“We were getting washed up for the night to chill out at home with our son and sat back and my water broke,” Davis said.

The new baby, Josiah, has an older brother, Joshua Jr. who is 13 months old. Davis said so far, Josiah has been a quiet, well-tempered baby.

UPDATE @ 11:43 a.m.:

Josiah Fraley was the first baby born in the Dayton area in 2016.

Josiah Fraley was born 40 seconds after midnight at Soin Medical Center in Beavercreek.

The boy’s parents are Krystle Davis, 27 and Joshua Fraley, 35, and it’s the couple’s second child together.

The couple resides in Dayton.


The first baby born at Dayton area hospitals in 2016 was born just 40 seconds into the new year, according to officials.

Kettering Health Network’s Soin Medical Center delivered its first baby, a boy, 40 seconds after midnight, according to Elizabeth Long, spokeswoman for the health network. The name and other information about the newborn was not immediate available.

Premier Health Network’s Miami Valley Hospital delivered its first baby, a female, at 12:24 a.m., according to officials at the hospital.

Springfield Regional Medical Center had not yet delivered a newborn in the new year at 7 a.m., officials said.

Once we learn more about the first baby born in the Dayton area, we will update this story.