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2 men facing charges for West Carrollton schools lockdown incident

Published: Tuesday, March 06, 2018 @ 1:38 PM
Updated: Wednesday, March 07, 2018 @ 3:52 PM

The lockdown at 2 West Carrollton schools has since been lifted.

UPDATE @ 3:50 p.m. (March 7): 

Two men are facing charges in connection to lockdowns at two West Carrollton school buildings Tuesday. 

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Simon Carroll, 18, and Isaiah Conner, 20, remain booked in the Montgomery County Jail Wednesday on several charges. 

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Carroll is being held on suspicion of tampering with evidence and inducing panic, according to West Carrollton police. 

Conner is facing charges of tampering with evidence, inducing panic, and obstructing official business. 

One of the suspects posted a video on social media that appeared to show a gun on the property of West Carrollton High School, police said. Investigators released a description to surrounding police jurisdictions of the suspect vehicle the two were possibly in, leading  to a traffic stop and arrests and Moraine. 

Simon Carroll (L) and Isaiah Connor (R) Contributed Photos/Montgomery County Jail

UPDATE @ 3:33 p.m. (March 6):

Police said the lockdowns at two West Carrollton school buildings were prompted by a posting on social media.

Police declined to release the specifics of the social media post or its potential connection to the school.

UPDATE @ 2:28 p.m. (March 6):

Police are questioning a person, who they believe may have been responsible for the situation that prompted a lockdown at two West Carrollton schools buildings, police said.

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Officers detained the person during a traffic stop in the area of Dryden Road and Main Street in Moraine, according to investigators.

Police were made aware of a potentially violent situation that was not directed specifically at the schools impacted, but could have involved the schools, and followed standard protocol to ensure the schools were safe, according to police. That included putting the high school and Harold Schnell Elementary on lockdown.

Police said the students are safe and the situation has been contained.


Two West Carrollton City Schools buildings were placed on lockdown today at the recommendation of police, according to a school officials.

School officials said West Carrollton High School and Harold Schnell Elementary were on lockdown at 1:30 p.m.

Police said they are still working the case, but said students are safe.

We’re working to learn from police and district officials what may have led to the lockdown.

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Fire reported on Sweet Potato Ridge Road

Published: Monday, March 19, 2018 @ 11:24 AM

A fire has been reported this morning on Sweet Potato Ridge Road.

Firefighters responded to the house in the 7700 block around 11:10 a.m.

We’re working to learn more.

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Reports: Shots fired towards Dayton officers, police assistance requested

Published: Monday, March 19, 2018 @ 10:42 AM

Incident happened near West Second Street & Bungalow Road

A report of shots fired at officers has prompted a large police response in the area of West Second Street and Bungalow Road in Dayton Monday morning. 

Officers requested assistance near the intersection around 10:45 a.m. after shots were fired in their direction, according to police scanner traffic. 

The suspects have reportedly fled in a vehicle and no injuries have been reported. 

It was not immediately known if the officers returned fire. 

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

Dayton Police issued a signal 99

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Dayton police, fire rescue cat from tree after community members plead for help

Published: Sunday, March 18, 2018 @ 7:56 PM

Cat is rescued from tree near Hospice of Dayton

- UPDATE, 9:02 p.m.: 

The cat has been rescued, according to a Hospice of Dayton spokesperson.

 Dayton fire and police personnel were able to remove the cat from the tree. The cat was said to be healthy and will be taken a local animal facility that accepts stray cats. 


A cat with apparent injuries up in a tree on Hospice of Dayton grounds tonight has some people in the community concerned.

A cat was stuck in a tree near Hospice of Dayton. PHOTO COURTESY OF BETHANY WALKER

There have been posts on social media, including the WHIO Facebook page, and calls to our newsroom from people who want to get help for the animal.

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We reached out to Hospice of Dayton, and officials there said they are working to resolve the issue.

Earlier, police were called to stop citizens from trying to retrieve the cat.

It’s not clear how long the cat has been in the tree.

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Clayton group recognized for making city parks more inviting

Published: Monday, March 19, 2018 @ 12:04 PM

            Clayton’s Parks Advisory Commission members were recognized by the city for their talents and for recent events and work at the parks. CONTRIBUTED
Clayton’s Parks Advisory Commission members were recognized by the city for their talents and for recent events and work at the parks. CONTRIBUTED

Clayton leaders praised the work of the Parks Advisory Board, noting that the group has achieved several of its goals the past few years.

Members of the Parks Advisory Commission first met in 2015 with a mission to make the parks of Clayton more welcoming and bring in more events than it had in past. The advisory group is made up Chairman Earl Harlamert, Co-Vice Chair Traci Barnes, Co-Vice Chair Helen Senu-Oke, Jakie McArdle, Lisa Menker and Robin Spiller.

In the years since, the Parks Advisory Commission has accomplished many projects, city leaders said. They have replaced the signs in and around the parks, improved the landscape with work on trees, sidewalks and flowers, and they have helped provide more community events.

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Many popular events for the city include the Labor Day Fireworks, Breakfast with Santa, picnics with bounce houses for children, food, fun and games.

According to city officials at the last council meeting on Thursday, commission members went above and beyond the call of duty, aspiring to bring better service to the community.

Visit the city’s website for further information on the Parks Advisory Commission or contact the Assistant to the City Manager Lisa Brown at (937) 836-3500, extension 113.

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