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Volunteer Franklin Twp. firefighter suspended amid alleged racist comments

Published: Thursday, September 14, 2017 @ 10:31 PM
Updated: Friday, September 15, 2017 @ 5:15 PM

Franklin Township officials have suspended volunteer fire fighter Tyler Roysdon. He has a disciplinary hearing in two weeks.

A volunteer Franklin Twp. firefighter has been indefinitely suspended pending a disciplinary hearing by the Board of Trustees for conduct unbecoming a township employee after posting a racially charged comment on Facebook.  Tyler Roysdon, 20, was suspended without pay Tuesday by Fire Chief Steve Bishop after Bishop learned about Roysdon’s post.  According to a statement from Township Administrator Traci Stivers, “Fire Chief Steve Bishop immediately contacted the firefighter and directed the comments be removed.”  Stivers said in an email that she did not know how Bishop learned of the online comment on Tuesday or how long the post was online before he was informed of it.

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Roysdon indicated in the post that if he had to choose between saving a dog or a black man from a burning building that he would save the dog first because “one dog is more important than a million” and then used a racial slur.  

<<RELATED: Volunteer Franklin Twp. firefighter suspended amid alleged racist comments

Stivers said that Bishop took the most aggressive step he was legally allowed to take as he does not have the authority to terminate employees. She said any terminations require a vote by the trustees.

Volunteer Franklin Twp. firefighter accused of making racist Facebook comments

“This is not acceptable behavior for a township employee,” she said in the statement. “As a rule all employees are given a closed-door disciplinary hearing that gives them a chance to provide witnesses or evidence providing their innocence.”  

On Wednesday, the trustees voted to set the disciplinary hearing for 7 p.m. on Sept. 27 at the Franklin Twp. Administration Building to address the allegation of conduct unbecoming a township employee. Roysdon was informed that the hearing will not be postponed or rescheduled for any reason other than a emergency, which requires an excuse from a doctor, hospital or funeral home.  

He has the right to question any witnesses called on the township’s behalf. However, if he elects to attend the hearing, the Trustees will ask him to respond to the allegations of misconduct. Failure to respond or not respond truthfully may result in further disciplinary action, including possible termination.  

Bishop was on vacation and could not be reached for comment. A message seeking comment was left for Assistant Chief John Daly.  

Trustees President Brian Morris said he was informed of the incident just before Wednesday’s meeting started.  

“He blatantly said on social media that he wouldn’t do that,” Morris said. “Even if you take race out of it, it still would be wrong. I’m disgusted in what he said. There is no reason for him to say that anytime, anywhere … That should never be said.”  

Morris said based on Roysdon’s comments, it’s questionable if Roysdon should be a Franklin Twp. firefighter.  

“I want people to realize this is only one man’s comment,” Morris said. “We have a great group of men (firefighters) and disgusting comments from one individual does not represent the entire fire department.”

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He noted one selfless firefighter who recently returned from helping with hurricane relief.  

Most of the reaction by some residents to Roysdon’s post was surprise and dismay. Nearly all people who were shown the post said the suspension was warranted but stopped short of termination.  

“I don’t think that’s right,” said Tyler Marinelli of Franklin. “I think honestly that people are more important than pets and it doesn’t matter if they’re black or white.”  

Others said Roysdon’s online post was very disrespectful, heartbreaking, appalling and not representative of Franklin.  

Franklin resident Teresa Lynch said in the Franklin community, “anybody would do anything for anybody.”  

Reporter John Bedell contributed to this report.

Dayton traffic from the WHIO traffic center

Published: Monday, January 15, 2018 @ 9:39 AM
Updated: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 @ 7:51 AM

Crash on NB I-75 near Dryden Road exit
Crash on NB I-75 near Dryden Road exit

Traffic issues can be reported by calling our newsroom at 937-259-2237 or tweeting @WHIOTraffic .

Traffic conditions are updated every six minutes on AM 1290 and News 95.7 FM.

Major Highway Incidents

  • On Needmore Road at northbound I-75 in Dayton, two-vehicle crash reported around 7:30 a.m. Left lanes are blocked. 
  • Shroyer Road at SR 65 in Shelby County, single-vehicle rollover crash reported around 5:50 a.m. No word on injuries, Careflight has been put on standby. 

Surface Street Incidents

  • No incidents have been reported. 

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Ongoing Construction & Other Closures 

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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.

Power outages reported in Montgomery County 

Published: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 @ 7:22 AM

Miamisburg power outage

Nearly 120 Dayton Power & Light customers are without power in Montgomery County.

Power is expected to be restored around 11 a.m., according to DP&L. Power went out around 5:48 a.m.

The day is starting frigid with temperatures in the single digits. 

>> RELATED: Wind chill advisory in effect until noon; drivers should watch for snow-lingering roads

The outage is southwest of the Dayton Mall, close to Interstate 75, according to DP&L.

It’s unknown what caused the outage. 

Miami County overdoses up in 2017

Published: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 @ 6:53 AM

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Miami County ended 2017 with 31 confirmed overdose deaths and two suspected deaths, pending rulings, according to county Coroner William Ginn's annual report.

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The overdose deaths are up from 2016, when the county recorded 20 overdose deaths. Miami County saw a record of 25 overdose deaths in the first six months of 2017 before a decline the second half of the year.

The overdose deaths were broken down as follows: 

  • One caused by fentanyl alone
  • One by unknown drug/substance
  • Remainder of overdoses were by multiple drugs. Those drugs included marijuana, benzodiazepines, cocaine, heroin, fentanyl, carfentanil, other fentanyls, alcohol, amphetamines, gabapentin and others. 

In January,  the county recorded 102 overdoses. Like the overdose deaths, overdose numbers declined the last six months of the year.

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A year-end report from Miami County Public Health showed 778 drug overdoses in 2017. Of the overdoses, 65 percent involved people ages 25-49.

The area of overdoses are as follows:
  • 275 were in Troy
  • 310 in Piqua
  •  93 in Tipp City
  • 52 in West Milton
  • 25 in Covington.  

Wind Chill Advisory in effect until noon; drivers should watch for snow-lingering roads

Published: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 @ 3:38 AM
Updated: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 @ 5:27 AM

Temperatures slowly improve this week.

RELATED: Winter in full swing: another cold blast sends temps to well below freezing

QUICK-LOOK FORECAST

  • Wind Chill Advisory through noon for all counties except Butler, Warren & Clinton
  • Few flurries possible
  • Warming up for weekend

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DETAILED FORECAST

TODAY: Lingering snow-covered roads will mainly be on side streets and off and on ramps after yesterday’s snowfall. It’ll be a bitter cold morning with temperatures continuing to drop into the single digits. A light breeze will keep wind chills from 5 to 15 below zero all day with a Wind Chill Advisory in effect through noon all counties except Butler, Clinton, and Warren. Partly cloudy skies today with some across the south, shifting out of our area. We could see a few more flurries develop into the evening as highs peak around 11 degrees. 

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WEDNESDAY: Another cold morning with temperatures starting in the single digits. It won’t be as breezy, so wind chills will be below zero, but not low enough for another advisory. Expect sunshine and scattered clouds as high reach in the low 20s. 

RELATED: 5-Day Forecast

THURSDAY: A cold and quiet start to the day with sunshine and a few clouds. Highs peak in the upper 20s.

FRIDAY: It’ll start to her a little warmer as temperatures climb to the mid to upper 30s as clouds increase through the day. 

SATURDAY: The weekend starts with quiet weather as temperatures peak in the mid-40s. Moisture starts to increase with the possibility of some drizzle or light rain showers arriving in the evening hours.