Water trail proposed for northwest Ohio's Maumee River

Published: Sunday, January 29, 2017 @ 12:10 PM
Updated: Sunday, January 29, 2017 @ 12:08 PM

Several groups in northwestern Ohio are taking steps to designate the Maumee (maw-MEE') River a state water trail to promote kayaking and canoeing.

Backers of the idea say the designation would make them eligible for state money that would pay for signs directing paddlers to public access sites to launch canoes and kayaks.

State funding also could be used for brochures and signs on the shoreline noting upcoming hazards, points of interest and nearby amenities.

The Blade ( ) newspaper in Toledo reports that the proposed water trail would stretch 108 miles from the Indiana line to Maumee Bay in Toledo.

Ohio has designated 10 water trails since the program began in 2006.


Information from: The Blade,

Preble County Sheriff’s Office investigates New Paris death 

Published: Wednesday, March 29, 2017 @ 10:17 AM
Updated: Wednesday, March 29, 2017 @ 10:45 AM

UPDATE @ 10:45 a.m. 

County property records show Travis Bourne owns the home where a deceased body was located on Cardinal Hill Drive in New Paris Wednesday morning.  

We are working to learn about this death. 

INITIAL REPORT @ 10:17 a.m. 

NEW PARIS — The Preble County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a death on Cardinal Hill Drive in New Paris. 

The county coroner’s office will perform an autopsy Wednesday morning. 

Check back for more information on this story. 

3 injured in Kettering house explosion

Published: Wednesday, March 29, 2017 @ 12:17 AM
Updated: Wednesday, March 29, 2017 @ 3:46 AM

UPDATE @ 3:46 a.m. 

Three people were injured in a Kettering house fire on Pamela Sue Drive early Wednesday, according to officials. 

“We had some injuries but everyone was out of the house at the time,” said Kettering Fire Battalion Chief Mike Miller. “... It could’ve been a lot worse. There could’ve been a lot more injuries, but right now we have one serious injury and two minor injuries.”

Four people evacuated the home by the time emergency crews arrived on the scene. 

Vectren has checked gas meters in the area, and crews have determined the area is safe, Miller said 

“We don’t have anymore natural gas showing up on any of the meters,” he said. 

The explosion is under investigation.

INITIAL REPORT @ 12:17 a.m. 

Firefighters are investigating an explosion at a home on Pamela Sue Drive in Kettering, possibly caused by a natural gas leak. 

Crews were dispatched to the 400 block of Pamela Sue Drive around 11:40 p.m. Tuesday on initial reports of a house fire. 

Scanner traffic from the scene indicates crews found no fire, but significant damage to the structure and a strong smell of natural gas. 

One person reportedly suffered minor injuries in the incident. 

We have a crew at the scene and we’ll update this page as new details become available. 

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Teen, 14, killed in Dayton identified

Published: Tuesday, March 28, 2017 @ 7:42 PM

UPDATE @ 10:43 a.m. (March 29):

The teen police said was shot and killed on Wexford Place Tuesday night has been identified as James Banks, 14, of Dayton, the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office said.

The coroner’s office has not released a cause or manner of death yet.

UPDATE @9:17 a.m. March 29

The Montgomery County Coroner’s Office has confirmed they are investigating the death of a 14-year-old from an incident on Wexford Place.

The body of the victim is at the coroner’s office and an autopsy is expected to be conducted today to determine the teen’s cause and manner of death.

Police responded to a shooting Tuesday night in the 3000 block of Wexford Place. The 14-year-old victim was transported to Miami Valley Hospital with life-threatening injuries.

We’re working to get more information from police.

UPDATE @ 9:07 p.m.

A 14-year-old boy is at Miami Valley Hospital with life-threatening injuries after he was shot in Dayton Tuesday night, according to police. 

Police told our crew homicide detectives have been called to the scene in the 3000 block of Wexford Place. 

No witnesses have come forward at this point, according to police. 

We are working to learn the identity of the teenager and the circumstances that led to the shooting.

UPDATE @ 8:11 p.m.

Crime scene tape has been put up around at least three buildings of the Wexford, an apartment complex on Wexford Place. 

There is clothing on the ground, between two of the buildings. Investigators are on scene.


Police and medics are responding to a reported shooting in Dayton Tuesday night. 

Crews were dispatched to the 3000 block of Wexford Place around 7:32 p.m. 

Dispatchers said a 9-1-1 caller said a man was shot up to 8 times before as many as three men drove off in a car. 

We have a crew heading to the scene to learn more.

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Do you recognize this Franklin CVS robbery suspect?

Published: Tuesday, March 28, 2017 @ 10:42 PM

Franklin police are looking for a man they say robbed a CVS Pharmacy of medication Tuesday night. 

Crews were dispatched to the pharmacy around 8 p.m. in the 100 block of South Main Street, according to a release. 

Police said a man wearing a dark hooded sweat-shirt handed a pharmacy technician a note indicating he had a weapon and that he wanted drugs. 

According to the release, the technician complied and the suspect left in an unknown direction. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Figliola at the Franklin Police Department at 937-746-2882.

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