Xenia man sent to jail for crash that killed 3-year-old girl

Published: Wednesday, October 04, 2017 @ 9:44 AM

Douglas Allen Randall
Douglas Allen Randall

A Xenia man started serving his jail sentence this week after he was found guilty in a November 2016 crash that killed a 3-year-old girl.

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Douglas Allen Randall, 28, was booked into the Greene County Jail on Monday where he will spend 180 days after he was convicted in August of vehicular homicide, a first-degree misdemeanor, in Xenia Municipal Court.

In addition, Randall must pay a $850 fine and has had six points added to his driver’s license, according to online court records.

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On Nov. 12, 2016, Randall was driving a 2008 Ford F-150 north on New Jasper Paintersville Road when he didn’t yield to a westbound pickup truck on Hussey Road, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol. Randall’s passenger, 3-year-old Riley Staton, was not restrained and later died from her injuries at Dayton Children’s Hospital, according to the patrol.

Most at Beavercreek meeting oppose medical marijuana in community

Published: Thursday, December 14, 2017 @ 10:14 PM

Most of the two dozen residents who gave feedback about medical marijuana told city leaders they don’t want to see it in any form.

Right now, Beavercreek law allows for dispensaries, cultivation and processing sites. No one has applied for a license in Beavercreek, and the deadline is Friday.

“The issue is will you be able to sell your house?” Denise Buell said. “And the next question may not be for it, if you have a cultivation facility right down the street you may have difficulty selling it, so why bother even buying there?”

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Not everyone was against it, including Beavercreek resident Mary Lou Hopun, who said she suffers from a chronic illness.

“There's no discussion being held here about the science of medical marijuana and how it's not addictive, and they talk about the type of people that will come to this area and the property values that will go down. This is all just conjecture," Hopun said.

After Friday’s state application deadline, city leaders will get another nine months to decide whether to change rules. Earlier this week, council members decided against a moratorium.

“We’re hearing the public ... You’re going to have three new council members come January on council, they could have a total different perspective,” City Manager Pete Landrum said.

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Another public meeting is from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Friday, with a state representative. The meeting also will be held at Beavercreek City Hall, 1368 Research Park Drive.

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Police, children services investigating circumstances of infant’s injuries

Published: Thursday, December 14, 2017 @ 7:55 AM
Updated: Thursday, December 14, 2017 @ 11:20 PM

Police respond to Dayton Children's Hospital for a three-month old with a brain bleed

UPDATE @ 11:05 p.m.: Police and Montgomery County Children Services are investigating how an infant suffered injuries that prompted her mother to bring her to Dayton Children's Hospital on Thursday morning. 

The mother said her 3-month-old daughter, who was suffering from bleeding on the brain, fell off the couch, according to recordings from county regional dispatch this news organization obtained through a public records request. 

"The doctors are saying that the child's injury don't match the story that was given. So I need an officer to come out," the social worker said on the 9-1-1 call. 

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Doctors said testing confirmed their suspicions. 

"We just recently got the results back on the head C-T," the caller told dispatchers. 

The baby was going into surgery Thursday morning when the call from the hospital was made to police. Police were also at the mother's apartment on Thursday. 

Montgomery County Children Services officials said their office had an open investigation into the mother before Thursday's incident. The agency could not confirm how many children live in the home.

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Neighbors told News Center 7's John Bedell the infant is the youngest of the children in the home. 

Neighbor Letisha Hardin said she saw police cars at the home Thursday. 

"Yes, when I took my kids to school this morning I noticed it was a couple police cars over there but I didn't know what was going on," Hardin said of the apartment on Elsmere Avenue. 

Hardin said she knows the family. 

"My kids play with their kids and so yeah it is … concerning," she said. "I would hope that nobody would hurt a little child but these days, you never know."

The mother is not being identified by name in this report because no charges have been filed.

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Overnight temperatures fall into the teens; warmer Friday

Published: Thursday, December 14, 2017 @ 3:24 AM
Updated: Thursday, December 14, 2017 @ 11:30 PM

Finally a quiet day after several rounds of snow earlier this week.

Expect some breaks in the clouds with temperatures falling into the upper teens, Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell said.

>> Bitter cold to ease ... for now

QUICK-LOOK FORECAST

  • Clouds break overnight, cold
  • Few passing flurries north Friday
  • Temperatures near normal this weekend

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Friday's Planner(Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell)

DETAILED FORECAST

Friday: More clouds arrive. Cool and breezy with a few flurries possible across the northern Miami Valley. Highs will be in the lower 30s.

Saturday: Skies will be mostly sunny with more seasonable temperatures rising into the lower 40s. It will be breezy.

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Sunday: Clouds increase with showers developing. Temperatures will rise into the lower 40s.

Long Range Trend(Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell)

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Sunday: Clouds increase with showers developing. Temperatures will rise into the lower 40s.

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Monday: Clouds will linger with a chance for a few early morning showers. Highs will be in the lower to middle 40s.

Tuesday: Skies will be mostly cloudy with highs in the middle 40s.

Bitter cold to ease ... for now

Published: Thursday, December 14, 2017 @ 10:30 PM
Updated: Thursday, December 14, 2017 @ 11:55 PM

Temperatures are forecast to moderate across the Miami Valley as we head into the weekend. Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell says readings should make it above normal by the end of the weekend with the threat for rain showers as opposed to snow showers. But the frigid weather may return in time for Christmas... the question is, will we see snow?

The bitter cold weather pattern will ease over the next few days as the jet stream — which has brought the cold — shifts back northward into Canada.

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After a mild start to the month, temperatures have been struggling to get above freezing for much of the last week. While a heat wave certainly is not expected, we can expect temperatures to come back up to where they should be this time of year.

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In fact, readings should come above normal as early as this weekend. The average high for this time in December is 38 degrees. Highs are expected to reach into the 40s beginning Saturday and likely will stay well into the 40s through the upcoming week.

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So whatever snow is still left on the ground will be history by the end of the weekend.

Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell explains more above in the attached video

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